by | September 07, 2017 | 11:39

Francis will encourage reconciliation for Colombians as they prepare to receive 7,000 former FARC rebels into society and aim to fix divisions after a war that killed more than 220,000 people and displaced millions over five decades. There were no official discourses scheduled for the occasion and none were needed as Pope Francis immediately set the tone for the visit with a powerful gesture of attention and care for those closest to his heart.

by | September 07, 2017 | 11:24

President Donald Trump called on Democrats to support him in overhauling the tax code on Wednesday, fresh off a debt-ceiling and spending deal with the party leaders that amounted to an end-run around top Republicans lawmakers. Ohio's outspoken Republican governor is blasting President Donald Trump's decision to begin dismantling the Obama-era program protecting young immigrants brought into the country illegally.

by | September 07, 2017 | 11:19

The state and Union governments should be asked to stop online availability or circulation of Blue Whale Challenge game and take legal action against any person found to be promoting or circulating it, the petition demanded. The game is believed to have originated in Russian Federation. "We are yet to record her statement but as of now she is out of danger". He further said that teachers should take up counselling of students whenever they find a change in the attitudinal behaviour of ...

by | September 07, 2017 | 11:09

Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated his hopes of an improved relations with the USA under President Donald Trump , and he would at the moment refrain from retaliating to Washington's order to close Russia's consulate in San Francisco, Bloomberg reports.

by | September 07, 2017 | 11:00

Also, this has ended months of speculation as to who will be the defence minister of India, given that the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was overburdened with this additional portfolio. The reshuffle also was a royal snub for NDA allies particularly Nitish Kumar's JD (U ) which had been harbouring hopes of at least one ministerial berth if not two.

by | September 07, 2017 | 10:57

Mr Trump has previously described North Korea as a "great threat" and "very hostile and risky to the United States". She pushed for the "strongest possible measures" against Pyongyang following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. North Korea successfully launched two ICBMs in July with enough range to strike the United States mainland. Anthony Ruggiero, a sanctions expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said the next logical step is for the USA to impose "secondary ...

by | September 07, 2017 | 10:54

In April 2016, Israel admitted for the first time that it had attacked dozens of convoys transporting weapons in Syria destined for Hezbollah, which fought a devastating 2006 war with Israel and is now fighting alongside the Damascus regime.

by | September 07, 2017 | 10:54

The officials didn't say the termination idea had been scrapped permanently, only that it was no longer being considered as an imminent action, according to congressional aides. "The US will lose significant market share to the EU, Australia, China and others while sending a very risky message that America is not interested in doing business in Asia", wrote Tami Overby, the lobbying group's senior vice president for Asia.

by | September 07, 2017 | 10:45

Italy remained second in the table and, unless leaders Spain suffer an unexpected slip-up in their final two games, their fate is now likely to be determined over a treacherous and nerve-wracking two-leg playoff in October. Ciro Immobile scored the only goal in the 53rd minute. "We needed a victory, it's a positive thing, it's a game that is unlocked by scoring fast", said Candreva.

by | September 07, 2017 | 10:44

Antonov, who spoke after presenting his credentials at the State Department, said he was " very much disappointed " that his arrival to the country on August 31 coincided with the " improper decision " by the USA authorities to seize and search Russia's consulate in San Francisco and the diplomatic annexes in Washington, DC, and NY.

by | September 07, 2017 | 10:40

Republican leaders also wanted to raise the ceiling, but with a much longer timeline-through next year's midterm elections-so they could avoid another painful vote on the issue that has divided their members between those who want a "clean" hike in the government's borrowing authority and those who want to use the debt ceiling to pass more spending cuts.

by | September 07, 2017 | 10:31

Police are yet to ascertain the cause of the blaze that started on the ground floor of the 13-storey building, but suspect leakage in an LPG cylinder triggered the tragedy. Eleven people were injured, eight of them critically, he said. An eyewitness from the scene said that a loud sound resembling a cylinder blast was heard seconds before the fire broke out.

by | September 07, 2017 | 10:27

Officials warned people to seek protection from Irma's "onslaught" in a statement that closed with: "May God protect us all". "I had to come back for more batteries because I don't know how long the current will be off". "This could easily be the most costly storm in US history, which is saying a lot considering what just happens two weeks ago", said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy.

by | September 07, 2017 | 10:19

Schumer says the Democrats could have gone into the meeting with a hard-line stance and not tried to cut a deal. This has angered some Republicans , who think that Trump gave in to the Democrats' demands. That may help Ryan gain votes of conservative lawmakers when the legislation comes back from the Senate. The House on Wednesday approved roughly $8 billion in initial emergency aid for relief and rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey , which tore into Texas on August 25, with the measure ...

by | September 07, 2017 | 10:15

Early line: Packers by 3. This season's "Get Closer to the Packers" campaign features interactive in-stadium, online and community activities, and an opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind behind-the-scenes experience. He has 126 tackles and 4.5 sacks over his career. Dial, 27, joins former 49ers teammate Ahmad Brooks , who officially signed earlier this week; guard Jahri Evans; tight ends Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks; cornerback Davon House; and defensive tackle Ricky Jean ...

by | September 07, 2017 | 10:11

A default on obligations such as US bond payments could roil financial markets . Now, with Hurricane Irma set to strike the Florida panhandle and ballooning estimates of the damage from Hurricane Harvey , some conservative lawmakers and advocacy groups are balking at the numbers .

by | September 07, 2017 | 10:12

And I am disgusted and disgusted that we would let young people who were raised here who are contributing to the United States sign up for something and then take it away and put them at risk of deportation. Four Republican senators have announced their support for it, but Democrats need another eight Republicans for Senate passage. Trump on Tuesday moved to sunset the DACA program, acting in response to a threat from 10 states led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent in late June, ...

by | September 07, 2017 | 10:08

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released satellite photos Wednesday of Hurricanes Irma , Katia, and Jose-including one showing all of them in the same image. With the nation's eyes on Hurricane Irma , yet another storm is brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. A hurricane watch is in effect from Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde, the National Hurricane Center said.

by | September 07, 2017 | 10:00

In the latest track Wednesday, Sept. 6, Irma is expected to cross the Florida Keys this weekend and track north. The district has also chose to close the extended day programs at elementary schools on Friday and Monday and has postponed the ACT test that area high schoolers were to take on Saturday along with Florida Standards Assessments retakes and End-of-Course makeup exams.

by | September 07, 2017 | 09:52

Virginia GOP Rep. Dave Brat said he would support the combined Harvey and debt ceiling bill if it also included measures to limit government spending. The Senate's No. 2 Republican, John Cornyn , said Republican leaders were preparing to attach a measure raising the USA debt ceiling - unpopular with conservatives - to the Harvey aid package when it arrives in the Senate, The Hill reported .

by | September 07, 2017 | 09:41

Even white evangelicals, a group typically viewed as being shrink-proof, have seen a drop-off in numbers. Today, Catholics under 30 are more likely to be Hispanic, 52 percent, than white, 36 percent. Some of the key factors in these declines is said to be due to immigration, an aging white Christian base and the growing amount of people who reject organized religion.

by | September 07, 2017 | 09:26

The White House commented on US' plans to respond to North Korean Sunday's nuclear test. The announcement dramatically upped the stakes in North Korea's standoff with the global community over its banned weapons programmes, which have seen it subjected to seven sets of UN Security Council sanctions so far.

by | September 07, 2017 | 09:21

While speaking to media, Indian Railways PRO Anil Saxena said that the Railway minister Piyush Goyal has been briefed about the situation. "The train with the rest of the passengers left from the accident site around 7.30 a.m.", Kumar said.

by | September 07, 2017 | 09:18

Not only is he pandering to his anti-immigration base, but also by pushing the issue to Congress he can use it as a wedge to muster support for his unrealistic wall along the border of Mexico. Amazon says in its statement that at least nine of its employees are Dreamers, "and we believe, like most large USA companies, there are many more".

by | September 07, 2017 | 09:19

Hosts Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan scrambled to understand why the US should be open to meeting with Jong-un given that his regime has been condemned as a "dictatorship". "I'm not defending [Kim], I'm not defending the country, I just think the fact that I go over there, I see people and I talk to them, for me to see them gives me a hope for a different view about the country because I see it".

by | September 07, 2017 | 09:20

The estimated cost of rebuilding Barbuda is expected to be at least $150 million, the beginning of what could be a devastating impact from the storm that has hit Puerto Rico and is now moving towards the USA mainland. U.S. authorities are urging residents to prepare for a "record-breaking" hurricane headed toward Florida as the storm known as Irma brings destruction to the Caribbean.

by | September 07, 2017 | 09:17

Barbuda , which is home to about 1,700 people, was cut off from communication from its sister island of Antigua for at least 12 hours, CNN reported . As of 8 p.m. Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said the eye of Irma is passing just north of Puerto Rico. Residents have flocked to shops for food, water, and emergency supplies, and airports have closed on several islands which are popular holiday destinations.

by | September 07, 2017 | 09:16

The conservative House Freedom Caucus (HFC) will not support the plan to combine the two pieces of legislation if the bill doesn't include measures to reduce government spending. But he didn't signal whether the debt-ceiling vote and Harvey aid would be linked. "Really big fixes and big reform", Sanders said. The future of nearly 800,000 young "Dreamers", protected from deportation by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, now rests with lawmakers who have ...

by | September 07, 2017 | 09:16

He continued, "The cool thing is to see some of the social media posts about kind of the everyday heroes from other cities who are coming into town with their boats and getting people out". The first left much of Houston under water - and Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical depression , is still leaving destruction in its wake. "It was an honor to meet him", said Ben Husser, a Cajun Navy member.

by | September 07, 2017 | 09:17

As an employer, we appreciate that Dreamers add to the competitiveness and economic success of our company and the entire nation's business community. "Smith added that it won't be easy for the government to deport Microsoft employees who are DREAMers: "[The government's] going to have to go through us to get that person", Smith said.

by | September 07, 2017 | 09:12

They are students in our schools, people we see in the grocery store. Others, like South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham, applauded reports that Trump would eliminate the program after a six-month delay. They can work and attend school legally. If ICE discovers it, an employer may face a civil fine of $375 to $14,050 per employee for knowingly hiring or continuing to employ someone who is not authorized to work in the U.S.

by | September 07, 2017 | 09:06

Malek told EW , " When you're able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror, it's a very affirming moment ". The upcoming biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody , will be helmed by Bryan Singer , perhaps best known for his years spent sculpting the X-Men series of films.

by | September 07, 2017 | 08:58

The post was soon taken down. 'The Charlotte mayoral contest will...not be decided based on the skin color of the candidates, ' the party said in a statement . Rival candidate Smith called Barnette "a fringe candidate" and said her post "adds to the divisiveness we've seen". I say I'm white. I accept others as who they are.

by | September 07, 2017 | 08:57

Albanese pointed out thousands city police officers turned their backs on the mayor as he eulogized two officers killed by a man who cited the 2014 death of Eric Garner in police custody in Tompkinsville. "They sued me by the way, the landlord lobby sued me when we had the rent freezes, even though the rent freezes were totally fair". Topics meandered from citywide issues to more parochial ones, and there was often little that separated de Blasio's positions from Albanese's .

by | September 07, 2017 | 08:44

The court also found Mustafa Dossa guilty of "training terrorists". Salem was found guilty of transporting weapons from Gujarat to Mumbai ahead of the blasts. The prosecution had said that Salem too deserved death, but it can not demand the maximum penalty for him because of the terms of the extradition treaty with Portugal.