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by | April 21, 2017 | 19:10

US criminal investigators and members of both congressional intelligence committees are studying last year's Russian hacking into computers at Democratic Party headquarters and the eventual release of emails by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks that were seen as embarrassing Trump's challenger for the presidency, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

by | April 21, 2017 | 19:03

Meanwhile, the Northern Cape and North West were among the provinces where the highest increases in road deaths were recorded. The department of transport was criticised by the DA for continuously running the same road safety campaigns every year, without seeing any significant decline in the number of deaths which occur over the Easter period.

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:50

Prosecutors want the maximums, served consecutively, for a total of 60 years. The year he has spent in jail since the shooting will be credited toward this sentence. And Hayes' mother pleaded through her tears for mercy for her son. Saints stars past and present — including coach Sean Payton, quarterback Drew Brees and former running back Deuce McAllister — often dropped in to the trial to show support for Smith's friends and family.

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:51

The Prime Minister also emphasized the importance of competition, which brings qualitative change. The Prime Minister said the role of the government was very strong but things have changed since the last 15 years. "The push for reform comes from political leadership but the perform angle is determined by officers and Jan Bhagidari transforms". In a lighter vein, he said that he was not a part of the bureaucracy because he did not get the chance "to attend coaching (to qualify the civil ...

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:47

Embattled Republican Jason Chaffetz of Utah announced on Tuesday morning that he won't run for re-election to his seat in 2018, possibly depriving Democrats of a solid opportunity to pick up a House seat. The Utah State Legislature did not pass a bill that would have addressed the intricacies of a special election. But Chaffetz has declined, saying the intelligence committees are better equipped.

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:23

Commander in chief No. 41 posted the photo opp with No. 44 George W. Bush, with the caption: "Big morale boost from a high level delegation". Bush, 92, the oldest living former US president, has been hospitalized several times in recent years for a variety of problems.

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:23

Trump envoy Tillerson's talks with Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have been haunted by the incident that saw the U.S. launch punitive strike against Assad's forces. Putin's decision to host Tillerson signaled Moscow's intent to maintain communication with the US even as the countries bash each other publicly in louder and louder tones.

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:23

The last killer whale to be born in captivity has arrived at a SeaWorld park. At 3:33 p.m. ET on Wednesday, SeaWorld welcomed its last orca born in captivity. "We take our lead from mom", said Julie Sigman , an assistant curator at the park, in terms of finding out its gender. SeaWorld has not collected a wild orca in almost 40 years, and most of its orcas were born in captivity.

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:20

Lee was administered the lethal injection at 11:44 p.m. local time (12:44 a.m. ET) and pronounced dead 12 minutes later. The scheduled executions, comprising eight in total, marked the most by a state in such a compressed period since the US Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in the 1970s.

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:22

On Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Beijing was "gravely concerned" about North Korea's recent nuclear and missile activities and even went so far as to praise the Trump administration. North Korea's state-run media is known for its exaggerated and belligerent reports . He called North Korea the most urgent and unsafe threat to the peace and security of the Asia-Pacific region.

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:20

Peter's Square, expressing "deep condolences" to Coptic patriarch Tawadros II. "Cowardly attacks" that "will not harm the unity of this people and its cohesion". The President wished Mr El-Sisi and the bereaved families God's strength and fortitude to bear this great loss during the period of mourning. Hundreds gathered outside the Tanta church shortly after the blast, some weeping and wearing black while inside, blown apart pews sat atop tiles soaked with blood.

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:16

Fees are not the only problem today. We have no services at the new Wits res. "It's been 4 months with no cleaning services‚" Nonhlanhla Mbonane tweeted. The memorandum was later accepted and signed by the Chief Operations Officer Fana Sibanyoni and the Dean of Students Puleng Lenka-Bula. Despite the protest action, classes will continue as usual, according to the university.

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:13

The initial signs were that Toronto would not to go down that road. The Canadian Press has learned that the Ontario government will place a 15-per-cent tax on non-resident foreign buyers as part of a much-anticipated package of housing measures to be unveiled today.

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:15

Thursday during their first annual " JointSession ". Schiller told Fox News that DCMJ set up its demonstration on non-federal land near the Capitol. It has been passed by Congress before, but the amendment will expire on April 28 and must be renewed each year, according to DCMJ . Marijuana remains illegal in the 29 percent of the District that is federal land.

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:12

He denied it was a kneejerk reaction to the growing popularity of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party. The TSS visa program will comprise of two visa classes, Short-Term and Medium-Term, which will cover a foreign worker for two and four years respectively, with the latter reserved for more "critical" skills shortages.

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:10

Mexico filed its extradition request later that night. Speaking previous year after he was accused of having links to phantom businesses that had successfully bid for state contracts, Duarte denied the accusations against him. The Mexican government has found millions of dollars purportedly linked to Duarte, frozen more than 100 bank accounts and also seized property and businesses tied to the former governor.

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:09

Hundreds of workers desperate for information about their jobs gathered at the plant on Thursday to meet with government and military officials, as well as representatives of the dealership that brought the lawsuit. Polls say 75 percent of Venezuelans want Maduro gone, but about 20 percent support him. Eight people have died so far in demonstrations over the past several weeks.

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:08

The ceremony, one of the most important in the Catholic tradition, symbolises the darkness after Jesus' crucifixion and the light that permeated the world with his resurrection. He prayed for God's blessing on "those experiencing moments of crisis and difficulty, especially due to high unemployment, particularly among young people".

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:05

In a sign of the continuing diplomatic fallout from the chemical attack and the USA response, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson announced Saturday that he had canceled a planned visit to Moscow on Monday. U.S. Treasury officials say they are preparing sanctions in response to the chemical weapons attack, though the Syrian government is already buried under U.S.

by | April 21, 2017 | 18:00

The Tokyo shrine honors 14 Class-A war criminals from Japan's imperialistic era among millions of Japanese people who died in service for the country. On Friday, South Korea voiced "deep concerns and regret" over Abe's ritual tree offering. Health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki sent a ritual offering, like Abe, but neither was expected to visit, NHK added.

by | April 21, 2017 | 17:59

Dubbing the incidents as "unfortunate" the Home Minister said he had come to know that Kashmiris were subjected to "misbehaviour" in some places. Quoting sources the report said that the Army invited Oman's Defence General Secretary Mohammed Bin Naseer to visit the Northern Command in Kashmir recently.

by | April 21, 2017 | 17:58

Dubbing the incidents as "unfortunate" the Home Minister said he had come to know that Kashmiris were subjected to "misbehaviour" in some places. Singh demanded actions against the people who attack Kashmiris. "I appeal to all youngsters to treat them as their brothers, they are Indian citizens and members of our family", Rajnath added. The students suffered minor injuries in the incident.

by | April 21, 2017 | 17:57

Rep. Devin Nunes , the committee chairman, announced Thursday he is giving up control of the House probe temporarily while he attempts to answer ethics complaints filed against him as a result of his conduct in the investigation. Representative Mike Conaway , the most senior Republican on the intelligence committee, will now lead the probe. Rep. Adam Schiff , the ranking Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, said he is looking forward to working with Nunes on ...

by | April 21, 2017 | 17:56

It's one of several in Congress examining whether Russian Federation tried to influence the election in Trump's favor, which Moscow denies. Nunes's stepping aside came after weeks of public tensions between himself and Adam Schiff , the Democratic vice chairman of the Intelligence Committee.

by | April 21, 2017 | 17:29

The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) said in a statement they "believe there have been deaths", but it is not clear how many people have drowned. MSF used its two ship - Aquarius and Prudence - to rescue about 1,000 people in nine boats but video footage showed chaotic scenes as migrants clung on to rafts or slipped into the water.

by | April 21, 2017 | 17:25

A White House foreign policy adviser traveling with Pence said no USA response to the missile launch was expected because there was no need for the U.S.to reinforce the failure. The Associated Press furthers notes that in a statement Friday, North Korea's military drew parallels to past US actions against Iraq and Libya. North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display in central Pyongyang today, with ruler Kim Jong Un looking on with delight as his ...

by | April 21, 2017 | 17:24

Thousands of troops and armed police have been deployed to guard tourist hotspots such as the Champs Elysees or other potential targets like government buildings and religious sites. Translated the tweet from Parisian police says "Police intervention underway in the area of the #ChampsElysees avoid the sector and follow the instructions of the police forces".

by | April 21, 2017 | 17:16

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a threat of military confrontation with Iran Wednesday at a hastily called news conference in which he drew a direct parallel to Washington's reckless and increasingly unsafe confrontation with North Korea.

by | April 21, 2017 | 17:17

After officers attempted life-saving procedures, he was rushed to UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. A native of Bristol, Connecticut, he played college ball at the University of Florida, helping the team win a national championship under coach urban Meyer.

by | April 21, 2017 | 17:13

His swearing in ceremony is scheduled for next week. Even after Gorsuch's confirmation was assured, Senate leaders continued to squabble Friday about the way in which it happened. He earned his BA from Columbia University in 1988, and a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1991. Though it's yet to be seen if Gorsuch is indeed Scalia 2.0, his history as a federal judge and known conservative views make it likely that the rights of women and marginalized groups in the country could be ...

by | April 21, 2017 | 17:14

That Curiel was assigned to the deportation case was a coincidence. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Dan Hetlage said Montes was arrested by the Border Patrol after illegally entering the U.S.by climbing over a fence in downtown Calexico.

by | April 21, 2017 | 17:10

Reluctant to put significant troops on the ground in Syria, the US for years has struggled to prevent Assad from strengthening his hold on power. Syria is at the top of the geopolitical agenda after a surprise decision by U.S. Syrian army forces had been losing ground across the country until Russian Federation intervened militarily in September 2015, propping up Assad and protecting its own interests in the region.

by | April 21, 2017 | 17:12

Steel is expected to play a key role in any joint infrastructure projects between Canada and the US, something Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to co-operate on during their White House meeting in February. "It is wrong to use Canada as a scapegoat for the situation in the United States". "We are full now but these are great farms that we hate to pass up at this time because it is something for our future growth".

by | April 21, 2017 | 17:08

The latest bellicose statement follows North Korea's weekend display of military hardware in a parade marking the birthday of its founder Kim Il Sung and two attempted missile tests, one of which failed. The council expressed its strong determination to deal more proactively with North Korea's provocations by stating that their further signification measures include sanctions, the ministry said in a press release on Friday (Korean time).

by | April 21, 2017 | 17:08

Russian Federation has consistently denied that Syrian forces used chemical weapons, claiming the incident at Khan Sheikhoun was caused by a hit on a rebel chemical weapons plant, a claim dismissed by the West. has struck directly against the Syrian government. In the absence of any effective military alternative to Assad, it would also require a much greater role for the USA military in Syria , and eventual responsibility for what happens after Assad's removal .