by | April 24, 2017 | 05:41

According to The New York Times , he will begin his public comeback with a student event at the University of Chicago followed by an awards ceremony in Boston. The former president will stay in Chicago for several days after the event, according to the Tribune . Former President Barack Obama is back from a series of exotic, celebrity-filled island vacations, and returning to Chicago to do what he loves best - give a speech to a fawning college crowd.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:39

Erdogan also prompted boos by mentioning his opponent, the leader of the secular Republican People's Party (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who claimed this week that the failed putsch was a "controlled coup" which the government knew about in advance.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:43

Since taking office, however, U.S. tensions with North Korea have soared amid a drumbeat of missile tests and fears that Pyongyang may be readying a sixth nuclear test. Pence, during an address in Seoul , said this is a "challenging time" for everyone. In a sign of Beijing's hardening attitude, the Global Times , a state-run tabloid, said in an editorial on Monday that China could enforce "stricter measures" against North Korea, including a ban on oil exports, or join a USA -led effort ...

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:42

Baswedan, an academic, has been accused of abandoning his moderate Islamic values during the campaign by cosying up to hardliners in a bid to win the support of Muslim voters angered by Purnama's alleged blasphemy. Polls closed at 1 p.m. (0600 GMT) with 7 million people eligible to vote. In the west Jakarta neighborhood of Kebon Jeruk, polling station No. 49 was guarded by two police officers, a soldier and several public order officers from the city administration.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:36

As Trump approaches his 100-day milestone in the White House, he has failed to pass any serious policies through Congress. Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown meanwhile applauded Trump for the executive order . The number of requests for H-1B visas declined this year by about 15 percent, or roughly 37,000 applications, but the total was still almost 200,000, far more than the 85,000 limit.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:35

This would allow Erdogan to rejoin the governing AK Party he co-founded, or to lead it. However, the prime minister said Erdogan will likely not take over the party until the AKP's congress next year. An estimated 100,000 people have been dismissed from their jobs with decrees and more than 40,000 arrested since the state of emergency came into effect.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:33

Aledmys Diaz hit a go-ahead pinch-homer in the seventh inning, Lance Lynn pitched six strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 Saturday night. Prior to the game, he outlined what the Bucks needed to do to cope with a desperate playoff opponent. "The time will come when we will get back out on there on the court but in the meantime try not to go insane in two days of waiting", DeRozan said.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:24

Iraqi forces on Sunday took control of the area surrounding a symbolically significant mosque in the northern city of Mosul after a surprise attack on the Islamic State extremist militia, a senior security official said . The jihadists have "reconstituted attack capabilities in Diyala and central Salaheddin", he said, referring to provinces where Iraqi forces had largely reasserted control after heavy fighting earlier in the war against IS.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:20

However, Han committed to North Korea's response should the USA retaliate. State television showed Kim, wearing a black suit and white shirt, stepping out of a black limousine and saluting his honour guard before walking down a red carpet on Saturday.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:19

With 34 percent of the vote counted, France's Interior Ministry said that Le Pen was leading with 24.6 percent of the vote followed by Macron with 21.9%. Far-right National Front leader Le Pen, 48, is best known for her anti-immigration rhetoric; she told supporters her first move as president would be to impose a temporary ban on legal immigration to France.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:14

Brexit has divided both of Britain's main political parties, but Labour is also struggling under Corbyn's leadership, with 172 of his 229 MPs a year ago trying unsuccessfully to oust him. Theresa May has been accused of "political opportunism" by the European Parliament's Brexit negotiator who denied the election would strengthen her hand in negotiations.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:15

With Le Pen wanting France to leave the European Union, and Macron wanting even closer cooperation between the bloc's 28 nations, today's outcome after a wildly unpredictable and tense campaign meant the runoff will have undertones of a referendum on France's European Union membership.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:14

Trump's latest orders also authorize a review of tax laws, which the president argues impose an undue burden on taxpayers . He called the IMF's forecast for USA growth "a little conservative", saying that the US economy could grow by 3 percent or higher with the support of tax reforms and regulatory relief.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:13

In 1967, Switzer became the first woman to run with an official bib number in the Boston Marathon. Switzer registered using just her initials. She will be wearing that same number, 261, in this year's race. She last ran in the Boston Marathon in 1976. The flag was a gift from his unit, received while he was in the hospital. All four ladies said it would be an honor to run it together.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:10

China is seeking Russia's help to cool surging tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, the country's foreign minister has told his Moscow counterpart, after Beijing warned of possible conflict over North Korea. The secretive state also showed off a submarine-launched missile that it successfully fired past year. The US navy nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson strike group is heading into the area, and North Korea has slammed the US for bringing nuclear capabilities into the region.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:11

May stunned the country on Tuesday when she announced her plan for an early vote, despite having repeatedly said she would wait until the next election scheduled in 2020. Political pundits in Britain are also attributing the move as a direct attack on a weakened Opposition, the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:02

Trump said No, just - you know, I asked the government to let her out". Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker, meets with President Donald Trump in the Oval office of the White House in Washington , Friday, April 21, 2017 . The Obama administration unsuccessfully pressed Sissi's government for their release. She and seven other defendants were acquitted of the charges Sunday.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:59

When challenged by the BBC presenter, Nuttall responded: "But you can see my face, I am not a security threat, I'm beyond that". 22 per cent don't speak English to any great level. Ukip member and former donor Arron Banks, who hopes to stand as candidate for the party in Clacton, said there is a "Muslim problem" in the UK. Ukip has no MPs after the resignation of Douglas Carswell and had collapsed in the polls, falling behind the Liberal Democrats in most surveys to fourth place.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:49

South Korean and United States intelligence officials are trying to determine what type of missile was used yesterday, but it was described as a land-based missile. "The US is disturbing the global peace and stability and insisting on the gangster-like logic that its invasion of a sovereign state is decisive, and just, and proportionate and contributes to defending the worldwide order in its bid to apply it to the Korean Peninsula as well".

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:42

As investors breathed a collective sigh of relief, the euro soared 2 percent to $1.09395, its highest level since November 10, the day after the results of the USA presidential election, as some markets opened in Asia. In a brief televised message, Socialist Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve urged voters to back Macron to defeat the National Front's "funereal project of regression for France and of division of the French".

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:39

Brendon McCullum: The best batsman for the franchise in the competition so far.McCullum has produced the goods at the top of the order for the Lions even though the eventual result has not yet gone in their favour at all times and he will need to carry this form on Sunday as well.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:35

As per the police, the victims are being treated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre here. They are only entitled to a newsletter and we insist that they report any cruelty against animals to law enforcement agencies.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:31

One was killed and two were wounded before the gunman was shot dead by return fire as he attempted to flee on foot. Officials told the Associated Press the gunman was detained in February for threatening police, but was let go. He also cited the history of "violence and intolerance" of Le Pen's far-right National Front party , founded by her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, who was trounced in the presidential runoff in 2002.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:33

Syria has vehemently denied the accusation, saying instead that a chemical weapons depot belonging to the anti-Damascus militants had been hit in a conventional Syrian airstrike. But such hopes appeared optimistic as the diplomats outlined their sharply diverging views on Syria. "We noticed that when the Trump administration came to power, the United States role in the Astana and the Geneva process has been reduced to the very minimum".

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:32

With 33.2 million votes counted from France's 47 million strong electorate and pollster projections pointing to a turnout approaching 80 percent, the figures put Macron on 23.11 percent of votes and Le Pen on 23.08 percent, conservative Francois Fillon at 19.81 percent, and far-leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon on 18.62 percent.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:27

Mazie HironoMazie Hirono March for Science rallies draw huge crowds around US Dems knock Trump on Earth Day Hawaii senators fire back at Sessions" "island in the Pacific' comment MORE (D-Hawaii) tweeted. "Science isn't respected and it needs to be", said Sarah Binkow, 22, a civil engineer who traveled from Pontiac, Michigan, to attend the Washington rally.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:26

North Korea attempted but failed to launch a ballistic missile on its east coast last Sunday, the latest sign of rising tensions in Asia. A day after North Korea said it would regularly test missiles, the United States military is considering shooting down the missile tests to pressure the country into denuclearisation.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:24

On Tuesday, Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said that North Korean nuclear weapons and missile program posed a threat to the country's security as the development of an intercontinental ballistic missile able to hit the United States territory with a nuclear payload could also allow North Korea to hit the Australian territory.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:17

He said he would in due course replace the programme with a more stringent system, making it hard for companies to hire non-Australian citizens. This will be determined through extra questions in the test. Examples include: Evidence of employment, membership of community organisations and school enrolment for all eligible children. He also suggested people would be asked about their attitudes to issues such as domestic violence.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:15

The central theme of this year's Holocaust Remembrance Day is: " Restoring Their Identities: The Fate of the Individual During the Holocaust " Yad Vashem has uploaded a new online exhibition titled " Lasts Letters from the Holocaust: 1942 ", presenting a small selection of the final messages written by Jews trapped in Nazi-occupied Europe in 1942 to their loved ones.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:13

Earlier this month, Donald Trump has confirmed to Fox Business Network that he has dispatched a Navy strike group towards North Korea. On Wednesday, spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry Lu Kang said China is "gravely concerned" about North Korea's recent military activity - but stressed China was still hoping for a resolution through talks.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:13

Concerns about threats to trade have pervaded the normally placid meeting of finance officials, fueled by U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to impose tariffs on countries that have trade surpluses with the United States - especially China and Germany.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:13

Kassian scored 42 seconds into the second frame when Pavelski lost control of the puck at the Oilers blue line. The Oilers , led by Hart Trophy candidate Connor McDavid, ended the season winning 12 of their final 14 to finish second in the Pacific.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:10

Also complicating matters: The unpredictability of President Donald Trump, who earlier this month tweeted that the USA welcomed China's help in resolving the crisis, then added, "If not, we will solve the problem without them!" No, North Korea probably cannot reach U.S.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:06

Another official said the death toll of the soldiers was likely to be even higher. By the end of the bloodshed Friday, "I saw more than 80 to 100 people killed in front of me", the 25-year-old soldier said. Citing information from army officials, Mr. Khairandish said 60 soldiers had been wounded in the attack. Families said prayers for the dead. The massive attack is a setback for the Afghan government and its coalition allies faced with a persistent Taliban insurgency and the presence ...