Worldwide

by | April 25, 2017 | 12:11

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was due to join IN leaders including Gov. Eric Holcomb and U.S. Sens. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has told oil and gas industry leaders that the agency will reconsider its methane emissions rule following a petition from industry leaders, a move decried by environmentalists.

by | April 25, 2017 | 05:26

When the idea of putting the photos of the victims of police brutality on a prom dress came to her, she asked Torrence, a West Palm Beach based designer for help. Torrence told Essence that finishing the dress was "powerful". "Yes I'm 17. Yes GOD is using me to convey a message that is bigger than me". "It was art.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:58

Prisoners' relatives told the humanitarian group that they had not seen their incarcerated family members for years, as Israeli officials frequently refused visits, citing "security grounds". He was convicted of attacks that killed five people. "Do the authors of the pieces have any conflicts of interest that could challenge their credibility?" Barghouti wrote in an op-ed published in The New York Times on Monday that Israeli prison authorities are violating prisoners' rights.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:58

He said the party would use all legal paths to challenge the vote. The European Commission called on Turkey on Tuesday to investigate "alleged irregularities" in Sunday's referendum boosting the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan, New Europe writes .

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:55

He won the battle but without expressing clearly what will be his policies, including towards Russian Federation. "The result has seen the Euro gap 2 percent higher from Friday's close as many now believe that supporters for Republican candidate and third place contender, Francois Fillon, will support Macron".

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:51

Tensions between Washington and Pyongyang have seen a recent upsurge, with US Vice President Mike Pence describing North Korea as "the most unsafe and urgent threat to peace and security" in the Asia-Pacific. The United States, Japan and South Korea, as well as Russian Federation and China, took part in talks with North Korea on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula between 2003 and 2009, when Pyongyang withdrew from the talks.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:54

Mr. Trump, who last week ordered airstrikes on a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack, was asked on Wednesday if Syria could have launched the attack without Russia's knowledge. But any such expectations have crashed into reality amid the nasty back-and-forth over Syria and ongoing US investigations into Russia's alleged interference in America's USA presidential election.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:48

Before the hunt, Ms. Bellamy, as she is known around town, of the Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Department, talked with the children lined up at the edge of the hunting grounds. Cabela's had a full day of activities including an inflatable archery range, fudge decorating and they even had some eggs hidden around the store for kids to find.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:44

Progress in the Old City - a warren of closely-spaced buildings and narrow streets where hundreds of thousands of civilians are thought to reside - has been hard and slow. Last month, Amnesty International voiced its concerns over the number of civilian casualties in Mosul, suggesting the US-led coalition may not be doing enough to avoid such casualties.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:42

The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang said it was aware of a Korean-American citizen being detained recently, but could not comment further. It said the man has been involved in aid and relief programs to North Korea. North Korea's leader has been equally outraged by massive joint military exercises being conducted by the USA and South Korea. Out of a handful of Americans arrested there in recent years, two are still known to be imprisoned .

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:37

He said the Trump administration was likely to continue with rigorous implementation of the deal while honoring the key provisions of the agreement. The long-anticipated Iranian nuclear deal, the greatest achievement of the Obama administration which seemed to resolve one of the most complex and lasting global crises of recent times, is under threat, as the positions of the Islamic Republic and the United States are becoming rigid, uncompromising and even aggressive.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:34

As French voters cast ballots for president Sunday, they're making a choice that will resonate far beyond France's borders, from Syrian battlefields to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. In southern Paris , a young cafe waitress said she would be voting in the evening. Security has played an important part in national debate since Thursday's killing of a policeman by a suspected Islamist in Paris , with some arguing it could increase Le Pen's chances.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:33

Pyongyang's rogue atomic ambitions have come into sharp focus in recent weeks, with United States President Donald Trump vowing a tough stance against the North and threatening unilateral action if China failed to help curb its neighbour's nuclear programme.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:32

In a softening of U.S. rhetoric, acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton told reporters the USA wasn't seeking regime change or conflict in North Korea. How to stop him is a puzzle, but it is one to which Trump and other USA leaders need to find a solution. China canceled North Korean coal shipments and pointedly declined last week to join Russian Federation in vetoing a US-sponsored resolution on Syria at the United Nations Security Council.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:27

All-out war would ensue if the United States took military action, he said . President Donald Trump in Washington and Pence at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea have signaled a forceful US stance on North Korea's recent actions.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:25

If an applicant fails the test three times they will have to wait another two years before they can sit it again. The test would have questions assessing an applicant's understanding of and commitment to shared Australian values and responsibilities, Turnbull said.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:23

One faction is led by Sasikala and the other by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. Earlier in the day, Panneerselvam, a former Chief Minister of the state, had expressed confidence that the Dhinakaran faction leaders would approach him for merger talks.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:24

Senkumar was removed as Director General of Police on the day that Vijayan assumed office on May 25, 2016. Dr Senkumar, 59, had moved the Supreme Court, which cancelled the Kerala government's transfer order today, calling it "arbitrary".

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:21

United States television network Fox News on Wednesday removed one of its most popular hosts from the company following multiple allegations of sexual harassment and "inappropriate behaviour". O'Reilly's lawyers have said he was the victim of an orchestrated campaign by liberal organizations like Media Matters for America, which pressured his advertisers to leave the show.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:23

Patrice Finel, 65, who manages a social-housing project, said he was done with the election now because he couldn't bring himself to vote for either of the candidates who are left. Macron, a liberal, former investment banker and an avowed internationalist , worked as economy minister in France's Socialist government. "Fillon [a centre-right candidate] has already endorsed him, the socialists also endorsed him, as did the current prime minister Francois Hollande".

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:22

The Ontario Liberals' new plan to help curb soaring home prices and curtail questionable rental practices, particularly in the Greater Toronto Area, was met with mixed reaction Thursday. Neither of Ontario's opposition parties objected to any of the government's proposed measures. "We're concerned that the price increases, in particular in the GTA, are putting the dream of owning a home out of reach of middle-class families", he said.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:15

Assistant New Orleans District Attorney Laura Rodrigue dismissed the tears as a "desperate attempt" to gain sympathy, and hammered at Hayes' claim of self-defence. "I'm not really there for my son". "I would never purposely take his life", Hayes said. "I wish that night had never happened", Hayes said. Smith, as well as her late husband's aunt, sister and sister-in-law, among others, testified Wednesday, each giving victim impact statements , court documents show.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:14

Though Turnbull has repeatedly rejected calls for Australia to choose between the superpowers, some critics of Trump have urged Australia to align itself more closely with Beijing. Pence was speaking on the final leg of a ten day tour of the Asia-Pacific region that included meetings with political and business leaders in South Korea, Japan and Indonesia.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:15

To be sure, the strength of Turkey's democratic norms were already eroding, but the point of the referendum was to shift away from the country's parliamentary system, putting even more authoritarian power into Erdogan's hands. "It is clear that the High Electoral Board is not receiving its power from the people, the law or the constitution but rather from a specific centre, a specific political authority", CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said in a speech, accusing the body of "changing the rules ...

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:14

Even a Sunday off failed to get half of Delhi's residents to the polling stations to vote for the civic elections for the three municipal corporations. "However, I could not vote as the EVM was not working and I had to leave due to some urgent work", Lovely said. Kejriwal had earlier demanded that the election be postponed till arrangements for VVPAT (Voter-verifiable paper audit trail)-equipped EVMs were introduced.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:11

Sri Lankans affected by a garbage dump collapse salvage their belongings in Meetotamulla, on the outskirts of Colombo , Sri Lanka, Saturday, April 15, 2017. Meanwhile, the National Building Research Organisation has given instructions to relocate 130 families whose residences have been located in the high risk area following the collapse of a section of the Meethotamulla garbage dump.

by | April 24, 2017 | 10:00

This victory for the pollsters is particularly good for the euro as nearly all the pollsters are predicting a decisive victory for Emmanuel Macron in the second round when he is expected to beat Madame Le pen by 62-38 percent. That appeared to be a jibe at Mr Macron, the former finance minister who was a protege of Mr Hollande before striking out on his own. "Given Macron's pro-EU platform, the outlook for Europe ought to be strengthened".

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:56

In another warning message to the North, China said it would "dramatically" reduce its oil supply to energy-hungry Pyongyang if the regime disregards global warnings and goes ahead with an underground nuclear test. Beijing also warned that if Chinese living in areas close to the site of the underground nuclear test were affected by any kind of leakage or pollution, it could take "any reaction" that would "alter China's handling of North Korea's nuclear ambitions", without elaborating how.

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:56

He had carried the Kansas district by 27 percentage points but on Tuesday, Republican Ron Estes only bested Democrat Jim Thompson for the seat previously represented by new CIA Director Mike Pompeo by 7 points. But they did not invest. We will have to beat them. "That would require a major increase in funds". And progressive Democrats who were energized a year ago by Sanders' campaign against Hillary Clinton made up a large part of the "Thompson Army" of core supporters.

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:52

The UK Independence Party has lost its leader and its goal since convincing enough English voters to take the country out of the European Union. His pitch was overshadowed by his comments on suspending air strikes on Syria, and offered the Conservatives another chance to air its election catchphrase - that May is the only chance for "strong and stable" leadership.

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:40

Afghan officials put the death toll in that attack at 50, but security sources and survivors told AFP more than 100 were killed in the brazen and savage assault. The attack was claimed by the Taliban. The exact number of casualties has not been confirmed by the government so far but reports indicate more than 100 people lost their lives in the attack.

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:20

Roof went to a Bible study at Emanuel A-M-E Church in June 2015 and killed nine black parishioners. The 23-year-old was found guilty of 33 federal charges-including hate crimes-in December. As of February 9, there were 62 federal inmates on death row, according to the Death Penalty Information Center . The facility now houses 1,338 male inmates who awaiting execution by lethal injection.

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:15

US President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail toward North Korea in response to rising tension over nuclear and missile tests. muscle-flexing can never browbeat DPRK", threatening "a nuclear war" against the US if it is attacked. Bishop accused North Korea of undermining peace and security in the Asia-Pacific.

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:15

Recent polls have shown the popular Fatah figure could win an election for the Palestinian presidency. "In spite of such treatment, we will not surrender to it". Israel says it must be vigilant to prevent fresh violence, particularly following a wave of knife, gun and car-ramming attacks that erupted in October 2015.

by | April 24, 2017 | 09:04

Follow along with our live blog of the news conference here. "I said it was obsolete", Trump said. "I said it was obsolete; it's no longer obsolete", Trump declared, after a meeting at the White House with the alliance's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg .