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by | April 17, 2017 | 05:00

American intelligence officials have reportedly said the United States is ready to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea if it is sure Pyongyang is about to stage another nuclear weapons test . North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to people attending the military parade on Saturday. The North Koreans use Sinpo shipyard for their submarine activity, and USA satellites have observed increased activity there in April, a U.S.

by | April 17, 2017 | 04:37

On Thursday, U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, the military's largest non-nuclear bomb on an ISIS target. McMaster is also set to meet top Afghan security officials on Monday - with their discussions expected to also be around the security situation. "And we'll be prepared to execute whatever decision he makes", he said.

by | April 17, 2017 | 04:35

The development comes amid tensions between the two countries over Jadhav, a former Indian naval officer, being awarded death sentence by a Pakistani military court. Consular access was denied to the India High Commission which is a violation of human rights. "I have asked for a certified copy of the charge-sheet as well as the judgement in the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav".

by | April 17, 2017 | 04:37

Court orders have delayed two of the planned executions, including an Arkansas Supreme Court order on Friday afternoon that stayed one of the lethal injections planned for Monday. Arkansas officials quickly vowed to fight the order at the state Supreme Court. The company says that it tried multiple times to get the state to offer assurances the drug won't be used in lethal injections or simply to get the drug returned, and that McKesson even refunded the cost, but the state did not comply.

by | April 17, 2017 | 01:15

As reported by The Washington Post, there is no contradiction between her tough stance and Trump's repeated public statements seeking to minimise Russia's role. "They need to act". President Trump has said he respects Putin. Some pundits predict United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will one day run for president, but for a month, at least, she will be - of the 15-nation UN Security Council.

by | April 17, 2017 | 01:15

In addition, Pope Francis called on presidents to avoid the spread of conflict and stop the arms trade, with a special mention to the "beloved and tormented Syria, victim of a war that is continually sowing horror and death". Access to St Peter's Square itself was only possible after security checks similar to those at airports. Pope Francis kisses the altar as he celebrates the Easter Mass, in St.

by | April 17, 2017 | 01:06

The question now being asked is what's next. Any expectations of an easy rapport have crashed into reality amid the nasty back-and-forth over Syria and ongoing US investigations into Russia's activity connected to the USA presidential election.

by | April 17, 2017 | 01:00

Bush became troubled by Putin's increased authoritarianism and assertiveness, culminating in Russia's 2008 war with Georgia. Trump's order last week to fire 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian government-controlled air base adds to Moscow's overriding suspicion that Washington is willing to use force to promote regime change, regardless of who is in the White House.

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:51

I'm confident with all of my guys taking shots. Game 2 is scheduled to tip-off at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre and it is now a must-win game for the Raptors. "They've got some talented players". DeRozan sat out the season finale at Cleveland. "They're a tough opponent, they know how to play and they're well-coached".

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:50

The state is appealing, as it hopes to put the men to death before its supply of an execution drug expires at the end of the month. He's mostly portrayed himself as a reluctant figure in the execution story merely carrying out a duty of his office.

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:45

Pyongyang, which normally boasts of any successful missile test through its state-run media the following day, has yet to mention anything about the latest one. On Thursday (6 April), senior officials and leaders from South Korea, Japan and United States discussed North's missile launch. North Korea is pushing hard to upgrade its weapons systems to cope with what it calls US hostility.

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:47

China , Japan , South Korea and Taiwan remained on a list for special monitoring of currency practices, China by virtue of a massive trade-surplus with the United States . He also encouraged Trump to keep China involved in pressuring North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un to curb his military appetite. Also, Seoul's financial authorities intervened on the foreign exchange market throughout 2016 in order to ease a sharp depreciation of the local currency, selling $6.6 billion over the ...

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:41

The GBU-43 bomb, which goes by the acronym MOAB for "massive ordnance air blast bomb", also known as the " mother of all bombs ", was dropped on the tunnel complex in Achin from a U.S. Soon after the attack, a USA commander in Afghanistan said that the bomb had achieved it intended goal, implying that the tunnel had been destroyed.

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:42

They held one of the biggest Easter egg hunts in the Basin. Attendees are asked to bring their own eating utensils and beverages as well as a dish to share. Keep up with the City of Odessa Parks and Recreation events on their website here. "I only got five eggs but if you don't get something that you don't want, be happy for the other kids".

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:38

The Republican People's Party (CHP) earlier said that "illegal acts" were being carried out in favor of the government in the referendum. They say his ability to retain ties to a political party - Mr Erdogan could resume leadership of the AK Party - would end any chance of impartiality.

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:40

But the April 16 referendum enables the most sweeping changes yet to the division of power between the executive and legislative branches, heaping additional powers on the president in an unprecedented way in Turkey. Erdogan supporters were celebrating with fireworks in Istanbul as the vote count was winding up. "This is our opportunity to take back control of our country", said self-employed Bayram Seker, 42, after voting "Yes" in Istanbul .

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:42

The failed launch from North Korea's east coast came a day after North Korea held a military parade in its capital celebrating the 105th birth anniversary of its founding father, Kim Il Sung. Part of his mission will be to reassure allies in South Korea and Japan that the USA will defend them against North Korean aggression without acting in a way that might tip the region into open conflict.

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:39

Water Secretary-level talks scheduled for April end have also been put on hold because the Indian side did not communicate acceptance of dates that were proposed by Pakistan. The documents will also contain details of arrests and raids done by Pakistan security agencies on Jadhav's tip-offs. For its part, India has called off the maritime security dialogue with Pakistan, scheduled to be held here from April 16-19, besides the Secretary-level talks on Indus Water Commission also slated for ...

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:33

At least 126 people, including 68 children, were killed and dozens of others sustained injuries on Saturday, when a bomber blew up an explosive-laden vehicle, ripping through several buses carrying evacuees from Kefraya and Foua villages in Idlib as they were waiting in al-Rashidin district to enter the city of Aleppo .

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:34

Which party can generate the most jobs appears to be an early campaign theme for the May 9 vote. But she quickly zeroed in on her opponents, warning that the NDP's free-spending ways would drive the province into deficit. The first campaign stop by Clark was a noon hour rally at the Victoria City Rowing Club on Elk Lake. The Liberals, who were reduced to just two seats (out of 14) on the Island in 2013, are hoping to rebound with the help of an Island-specific platform.

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:34

An Egyptian criminal court ordered the acquittal on Sunday of Egyptian-American activist Aya Hegazi after almost three years of detention on charges related to the exploitation and abuse of children. Several U.S. congressmen have called on Egypt to release Hijazi, and Hillary Clinton reiterated the demand in a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi last September, when she was the Democratic presidential candidate.

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:33

Stephens's Facebook and his posts have since been taken down. Friends have desperately been trying to get him to stop. The entire area from East 102 Street to East 108 Street in Cleveland is on lockdown. Cleveland Police said in a statement: 'Cleveland Police are now investigating a homicide at 635 E. 93. The video remained up on Facebook for almost three hours before it was taken down.

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:25

The marches were timed to coincide with the traditional mid-April deadline for United States federal tax returns, though the filing date was pushed back two days this year. One of Trump's sharpest critics in the House spoke to protesters at the US Capitol just before they set off on a march to the National Mall in Washington, DC.

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:25

On Feb. 24, he was formally sought after by Swedish police. Sweden has stepped up its security, with approximately 100 police officers deployed from across the country to assist in Stockholm. The lion-shaped boulders on Drottninggatan are meant as roadblocks and have been put up in several European capitals after another truck attack previous year killed 12 people at a Christmas market in Berlin.

by | April 17, 2017 | 00:16

According to the testimonies from dozens of young men who have survived the practice, slave trade is increasingly being operated among the smugglers who are profiting from the misery of others. German NGO Jugend Rettet, which took part in the rescue operations on Saturday, said 3,000 people had been plucked to safety during a particularly busy day due to the fine Spring weather in the Mediterranean.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:54

Australia and India both agreed to sign six pacts while trade agreement remained hard to pin down. Australia will begin uranium exports to India as soon as possible, says Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The signed agreements include cooperation in combating worldwide terrorism and transnational organised crime. Following the official talks, both dignitaries inaugurated by video conference TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Center in the northern state of Haryana.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:55

South Korean and United States intelligence officials are trying to determine what type of missile was used Sunday. The isolated dictatorship celebrated the 105th birthday of its late founder with a massive military parade displaying what appeared to be previously-unseen KN-08 and KN-14 missiles.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:49

It prompted President Donald Trump to order a missile strike on an airfield held by the regime. In the interview with CNN , Haley said peace in Syria was impossible with Assad in power. It killed at least 87 civilians, including 31 children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor. The Syrian government has denied it was behind the assault.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:48

Moscow's hostility to Trump administration figures is a sharp change from previous year, when Putin hailed Trump as a strong figure and Russian state television was consistently full of effusive praise for him. The latest veto on Thursday (local time) saw Russian Federation block a draft resolution backed by the United States , France and Britain to denounce the attack, and require Assad's government to provide access for investigators and information, such as flight plans.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:47

Russia's Safronkov called the US strikes on a Syrian air base in retaliation for the Khan Sheikhoun a provocation, but Delattre said they were "a legitimate response to a mass crime which could not go unpunished". Safronkov said Russian Federation has proposed an independent global mission sent by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to visit Khan Sheikhoun and the Shairat airbase for investigations.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:46

Assange has been holed up at the diplomatic mission since 2012, when President Rafael Correa granted him asylum. Moreno, a paraplegic former vice-president, had secured 51.1% of the votes compared to Lasso's 48.9%, with just over 95% of votes counted, according to the electoral council.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:46

Melenchon, a political veteran, whose potential election score in polls has risen to as high as 16 percent in the past few days, told French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche: "No, I do not bother with him". Fillon's recovery from the lows that followed a fake work scandal surrounding his wife puts him within 5 points of Le Pen and 6 points of Macron, with some voters previously tempted to abstain deciding to go for him after all, BVA's commentary said.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:45

The president's landmark 75th birthday was celebrated in distinctly different ways in Kliptown and Pretoria , with some wishing him good health and others vehemently calling for the end of his presidency. Zuma said the protesters had no memorandum to hand over, because it was just a normal gathering of opposition parties. "Intimidation of South Africans who choose not to join the protest will not be tolerated", he said during a media briefing on Tuesday.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:46

Amid rising regional tensions, Pyongyang residents have. North Korean school boys sing at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea . A fresh North Korean missile test failed when it exploded after launch Sunday, the United States military said, a day after Pyongyang defiantly showcased its ballistic arsenal at a giant military parade.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:40

The missiles were shown during the grand celebrations marking the 105th birth anniversary of DPRK founder Kim Il Sung, which was watched by DPRK supreme leader Kim Jong Un from a high review stand on the west side of the Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang.