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by | April 19, 2017 | 07:57

The US economy is projected to gather steam as a result of expansionary fiscal policy, the report said. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has called for greater collaboration between African governments and worldwide community to check illicit financial flows, drive revenue growth and improve efficiency in government.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:00

The group has been pushed out of the half of Mosul that lies east of the Tigris River, but Iraqi soldiers and their allies are now bogged down in tough fighting in the narrow streets of the Old City of Mosul , west of the river, according to Iraqi security officials.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:58

Till 2011, British prime ministers had the authority to call polls. The British currency, which had weakened before the announcement, was up by more than a cent against the dollar. Sterling fell from 0.845p against the euro to 0.851p immediately after the leader of the UK's Conservative Party made the announcement outside No 10 Downing Street at around 11am, before recovering the ground again within minutes.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:55

Rohani negotiated the Iranian nuclear deal with world powers past year, but some disappointment that the accord has not spurred economic growth has boosted the opposition against him. Numerous reports have indicated that all of these practices have continued unabated during the Rouhani presidency, as has the secrecy surrounding them.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:58

According to Reuters, Police Chief Jerry Dyer told reporters the shooter targeted white people, citing the Muhammad's statements to police and posts on Facebook. "I did it. I shot them", Dyer said Muhammad told officers. Dyer said a responding officer saw the suspect at Fulton and Divisadero Street where he was taken into custody.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:57

The " Observer " said European Union diplomats agreed their position during talks last week. The Republic is one of four countries officially competing to attract both agencies. The " Observer " reported that the EU's chief negotiator hopes the agencies will know their new locations by June. Bishop Cottrell, who did not vote in favour of Brexit, said that the focus now needs to be on ensuring that Britain can live peaceably alongside its European neighbours in a way that brings prosperity.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:53

If they are unsuccessful, Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has to decide whether to call fresh Assembly elections or impose direct rule by ministers from London . That triggered an election on March 2 that ended the majority pro-British unionists had enjoyed for almost a century. Sinn Féin came within a whisker of becoming the largest party at Stormont.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:54

China, North Korea's sole major ally and neighbour which nevertheless opposes its weapons programme, has called for talks leading to the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. Tensions over North Korea's nuclear ambitions are stretched to the limit, with US President Donald Trump deploying an aircraft carrier battle group to the region.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:51

At least one policeman was killed and four other were wounded on Tuesday in an attack on a security checkpoint near Egypt's Saint Catherine's Monastery in South Sinai, state television reported. This is the first time the IS has attacked a monastery. The attack in southern Sinai comes as Russia is expected to make a long-awaited decision on whether to restore flights to the Sharm el-Sheikh resort after a Russian airliner was downed in 2015, dealing a serious blow to the area's tourism ...

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:51

Stephens' became known as the "Facebook Live Killer" after Cleveland Police said the murder had been recorded on Facebook Live. Stephens was the subject of a nationwide manhunt after posting the video of the killing on Sunday. Police said they have not verified any other shootings or deaths. Video (http://thenewsguru.com/murdered-live-police-urges-ohio-facebook-killer-surrender/) of the killing was posted on Facebook.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:46

The JEE Main is conducted in two modes. Candidates will be allowed to challenge the recorded responses if they differ from the ones that they had marked on the OMR sheet while answering in the examination hall. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination. "At the time of filling application form of JEE (Main)-2017, the candidates will have to enter their AADHAAR number, name, date of birth & gender which will be validated with the UIDAI's data", the CBSE ...

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:46

After a recall referendum against Maduro was quashed last year and amid fears that next year's presidential election will not be fair, opposition supporters say they have no option but to take to the street. They're committing crimes and violating human rights by stepping on the rights of people. "This thing that they just did to Capriles is the product of tyranny", said Adel Rincones, 61, who clutched a sign that read "Venezuela is wounded in the heart with hunger, misery, corruption, ...

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:46

Pence says North Korea's "provocation" is another reminder of the risks that USA and South Korean service members face every day "in the defence of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defence of America in this part of the world".

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:46

Both sides also signed 22 pacts in strategic areas of defence and civil nuclear cooperation, PTI reported. After talks with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina, Modi also announced a Dollars 500 million Line of Credit to support Bangladesh's military procurement.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:42

Numerous golf media outlets reported Ko had parted ways with South African Gary Matthews nine tournaments into 2017. Sounds like a great weekend for her caddie, who presumably got a cut of the $139,773 that Ko won, right? Despite achieving her best result in nine months with Gary Matthews carrying her bag, Lydia Ko has made a decision to dispense with the services of her caddie.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:37

Less than a day after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence declared "the era of strategic patience is over" regarding North Korea, the White House press secretary indicated tolerance for a bit more patience. The comments came a day after North Korea tried and failed to launch a missile from its submarine base at Sinpo. "That's a common failure mode for North Korean missiles very early on in their development cycle when they are working out the bugs in the propulsion and guidance system", the ...

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:39

Photos of the two suspects were sent to the security staff of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron last Thursday, AFP reported. Molins said the Marseille suspects met in 2015, while sharing a prison cell for petty crime. To those in the European political establishment and media trying to put positive spin on open border migration, Le Pen quipped that French citizenship should be "either inherited or merited".

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:36

The move, coupled with the USA retaliatory strikes against Syria over a chemical weapons attack on civilians, touched off fear in South Korea that the United States was preparing for military action on the North. Director of Jilin University's Institute of Northeast Asian Studies Guo Rui said that Trump's domestic troubles should prevent him taking such action, while North Korea doesn't appear to be on a war footing.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:34

The Chinese government gave provisional approval to Ivanka Trump's company for at least two trademarks April 6, according to Chinese trademark documents reviewed by CNN. "For their own sake, and the country's, Ivanka and Jared should consider stepping away from China matters". The video of the performance was viewed over 2.2 million times on Chinese state media.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:31

Phil . Washington state civil rights advocate Rachel Dolezal says she identifies as black and has been doing so since she was five years old. She informs me multiple times that black people have rejected her because they simply haven't learned yet that race is a social construct created by white supremacists, they simply don't know any better and don't want to: "I've done my research, I think a lot of people though haven't probably read those books and maybe never will".

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:30

Turnbull arrived in New Delhi on Sunday for a four-day visit to hold talks on ways to boost ties in key areas including defence, security, energy and trade. The two leaders also remotely inaugurated a Nano-technology research centre which was jointly established by TERI Institute and the Deakin University of Australia.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:31

Modi asked BJP leaders to maintain caution with their public remarks and not get carried away with emotion to make untoward remarks. "The aim is not create a strife but ensure justice for everyone", said Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Shipping and Surface Transport, while briefing the media about the Prime Minister's address at the BJP's closed-door session.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:25

U.S. officials say about 20 planes were destroyed in Friday's attack on the Shayrat base. "Why are we supporting this murderous regime that is committing mass murder of its own population?" Russia's defence ministry said on Saturday the United States had not provided any evidence of the presence of chemical weapons on the airbase it had attacked.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:24

Trump held a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this month and has hoped to use trade as a negotiating tool for Xi's cooperation on North Korea. Robert Zoellick, the trade representative and later deputy secretary of state in George W. Bush's administration, agreed, saying he "never conceded a trade point with China to get assistance on a security topic", like North Korea.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:26

Barnier also rejected the position of British Prime Minister Theresa May , who sent a letter to the European Union a week ago, to open the conversations on the Brexit as much as possible. In a vote yesterday (April 5) MEPs approved the resolution 516 votes in favour, 133 against, with 50 abstentions. May stressed that the sovereignty of the Rock, ceded to Britain in perpetuity by Spain in 1713, was not up for negotiation in the Brexit talks.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:27

India had asked Britain to extradite Mallya to face trial after the liquor and aviation tycoon fled there last March after banks sued to recover about $1.4 billion that Indian authorities say the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes. In February, the Indian government handed over to the United Kingdom authorities a formal request for Mallya's extradition, saying it had a legitimate case against him on charges of financial irregularities and loan default.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:25

The new suspect, whose identity was not disclosed, is being investigated about a "terrorist crime (by committing) murder", Karin Rosander, spokeswoman at the Swedish Prosecution Authority told public broadcaster SVT . "Attack on any of our (EU) member states is an attack on us all". The range of mixed emotions - fear and fraternity, anger and openness, - also surfaced at memorial services and rallies held in Stockholm on Sunday to honor the attack victims.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:23

But he hasn't shared any evidence to back up that claim. President Donald Trump said Wednesday while discussing the unmasking of Trump associates that former top Obama administration official Susan Rice may have committed a crime . "There is a troubling direction that some of this is going in", White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Monday. She has firmly denied that she did anything inappropriate in requesting the identities of Trump associates.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:23

However, a miffed North Korea's response was a warning of a "merciless" response to any move by the "reckless" Trump government, according to a North Korean Army spokesperson's statement to state-run news agency KCNA . "We will go to war if they choose." he said. Kim did not address the rally, which celebrates the 1912 birthday of his grandfather, Kim Il Sung - North Korea's founding ruler - and which is meant to send an unmistakable message to Washington about the isolated, nuclear-armed ...

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:22

Trump is weighing next steps after ordering airstrikes last week. "We're not going to have you cover for this regime anymore, '" Nikki Haley, the U.S. Lindsay Graham said Mr. Trump needs a long-term strategy. "Any time you go in and have a violent change at the top, it is very hard to create the conditions for stability, longer-term", he said.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:22

Behind the heated rhetoric, in fact, Trump's strategy in the region looks somewhat similar to predecessor Barack Obama's - albeit with the added unpredictability of a new president who has shown he's willing to use force. But Pence expressed impatience with the unwillingness of the regime to move toward ridding itself of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. "I'm not like other administrations, where they say, we're going to do this in four weeks, and that doesn't work that way".

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:24

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel echoed the sentiment, saying "predictability and reliability" were " more important than ever" in the wake of the Brexit vote. If it goes ahead, this will be the third General Election for Dr Poulter, who was first elected as Central Suffolk MP in 2010 and then re-elected in 2015.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:23

Following the official talks, both dignitaries inaugurated by video conference TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Center in the northern state of Haryana. In his statement, PM Modi emphasised on peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, saying challenges like terrorism and cyber security require global strategy and solutions.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:22

In Washington, President Trump took a moment out from the White House Easter egg roll to send his own briefing warning. When asked about his next move, he said, "You'll see". Pence confirmed during his trip to the peninsula that the USA will continue its plan to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to South Korea, despite opposition from China.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:19

Mardan's Deputy Inspector General Alam Shinwari said the students were accused of running Facebook pages that published "blasphemous" content. A mob of students beat a classmate to death for blasphemy while shouting " Allahu Akbar " at a Pakistani university Thursday.