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by | April 25, 2017 | 04:26

Trump is right in claiming that the ABC News/Washington Post poll shows "almost all stand by their vote" - the actual number is an nearly incomprehensible 96 percent. The Post-ABC poll of 1,004 adults was conducted April 17-20. Trump continues to try and downplay the reliability of polling outfits as he nears the end of his first 100 days , repeatedly invoking their difficulty gauging the election a year ago - even as he plays up the silver linings in their findings.

by | April 25, 2017 | 04:18

Forty percent said they approve of the president's handling of foreign policy and 44% said they approve of his handling of the economy. In the 2016 election, Trump received 46.1 percent of the popular vote, compared to Democrat Hillary Clinton's 48.2 percent, with Clinton receiving nearly 2.9 million more votes.

by | April 25, 2017 | 04:04

They say Obama won't shy away from defending his own policies such as the Affordable Care Act, but he won't look to engage Trump in a public fight, either. He also dropped in a marital tidbit, saying it's best to "listen to understand" instead of listening "to respond". Coming up on Obama's agenda : accepting an award from the John F.

by | April 25, 2017 | 03:58

She presented herself as "the real choice of alternation, not one that can be incarnated by the Inheritor of Francois Hollande", and spoke of herself as "the candidate of the people", adding emphatically that "it is the survival of France that is at stake".

by | April 25, 2017 | 03:40

Thousands of scientists and people from other walks of life turned out in Washington and NY on Saturday for Earth Day events that organizers have framed as a "celebration" of science to counter a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge.The "March for Science" festivities included "teach-ins" on the National Mall and parades in midtown Manhattan and hundreds of other cities and towns.

by | April 25, 2017 | 03:30

But he has maintained a tough stance on President Assad, branding him an "arch terrorist" and condemning his use of chemical weapons. On the USA airstrike on an Assad regime air base in retaliation for the chemical attack, Lavrov said, "We reiterated our common position that it was an act of aggression, a flagrant violation of the principles of global law and the UN Charter".

by | April 25, 2017 | 03:19

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson, Resolute Support commander, meet with some of the mission's senior leaders and commad staff at the Resolute Support Headquarters in Kabul , Afghanistan, April 24, 2017. He had to make sure he didn't fire on his own troops. Nicholson said he came to that assessment after considering the sophisticated planning behind the attack.

by | April 25, 2017 | 03:18

As he stood aboard the aircraft carrier, Pence said President Donald J. Trump sent him to thank US and Japanese service members who have "stood up and stepped forward to protect our countries, our values and our very way of life". Pence spoke of the U.S. commitment to article 5 of the U.S. -Japan Security Treaty, mentioning specifically U.S. defense of Japan's claim to the Senkaku Islands.

by | April 25, 2017 | 03:09

According to AFP, if this result is finally approved, it would put the eurosceptic, anti-immigration Le Pen within striking distance of the presidency in the forthcoming election. Her pledge to ditch the euro currency and possibly quit the European Union has unnerved markets. The euro rose 1.2 per cent to 84.79p sterling, having risen above 85p at one stage.

by | April 25, 2017 | 03:08

Russia, one of Syria's few global allies, vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution which would require the regime to provide detailed information about air operations and immediate access to air bases. Before the April 4 chemical weapons attack, both Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that removing Assad from power was not a priority for the U.S.

by | April 25, 2017 | 03:07

Senate officials claimed that all 100 senators were asked to arrive at the White House for a briefing by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis , the National Intelligence Director and the joint chiefs of staff.

by | April 25, 2017 | 03:04

This according to a Bloomberg news report Thursday afternoon. Two of the biggest names to have entered the mix are former New York Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter , as well as former Florida governor and 2016 candidate for the Republican presidential nomination Jeb Bush .

by | April 25, 2017 | 02:58

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Lavrov spoke with Tillerson by telephone on Friday and they agreed once again to look into organizing an objective investigation under the aegis of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

by | April 25, 2017 | 02:36

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. Besides losing the election, Ahok will be back in court Thursday to face a blasphemy trial that could send him to prison for five years if convicted.

by | April 25, 2017 | 02:25

On April 15, North Korea showed off its advancing nuclear weapons and missiles programme in a massive military parade in Pyongyang honouring late state founder Kim Il-sung, the grandfather of the current ruler. But Mr English described the threat as more of the same from North Korea. In his phone call with Trump, China's Xi called for restraint from both Washington and Pyongyang, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement, but he also stressed that China "resolutely opposes activities that ...

by | April 25, 2017 | 02:25

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared in a massive parade in the capital city on Saturday celebrating the birthday of his late grandfather and North Korea founder Kim Il Sung. The discussions on the text follow bold statements made this week by both US Ambassador Nikki Haley and North Korea's Deputy Ambassador Kim In Ryong.

by | April 25, 2017 | 02:20

It will be key to monitor developments given that not all high ranking officials have given the same message, with some calling for "cohabitation" while some others appear more ready to join a national union with Macron , should he beat Le Pen in the second round.

by | April 25, 2017 | 02:15

In addition, Trump's disapproval rating of 53 per cent is 14 points higher than former President Bill Clinton's highest disapproval rating in April 1993, which was the worst such figure until the current administration. "No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!" he said.

by | April 25, 2017 | 02:10

François Fillon, the conservative candidate who appears to have come in third place, conceded defeat, saying: "There is no other choice than to vote against the extreme right". But if her father was willing to give up ballot-box success in the name of ideological purity, Le Pen has proven a far more adept politician. Standing outside 10 Downing Street, he said he wanted "banks, talents, researchers, academics" to move across the Channel after Britain leaves the European Union - and that his ...

by | April 25, 2017 | 02:00

Sharmaine Belto-Lewis brought two of her four children to the scene to teach them how to escape from a burning home. The Washington Post reported that footage on the news showed flames shooting up through the roof as the fire progressed to the second floor and consumed the house.

by | April 25, 2017 | 01:58

The Macron-Le Pen face-off also sets up a clear choice for French voters in deciding whether they want to go down a nationalist, Brexit-style path or one that continues to emphasize the country's worldwide alliances. The centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and populist Marine Le Pen will go onto a second round vote, with Macron favored to win. Like German Chancellor Merkel, Macron has distinguished himself with a mixture of pragmatism and a refusal to take a clear stance on certain issues.

by | April 25, 2017 | 01:56

The publishing of Aadhaar numbers is in contravention of Section 29 (4) of the Aadhaar Act. Out of 1.6 million beneficiaries of pension in Jharkhand, 1.4 million have directly linked their bank accounts with Aadhar card. We had earlier reported how a simple Google search can reveal thousands of rows of Aadhaar data, a breach which still open, and available anyone (including hackers) to exploit.

by | April 25, 2017 | 01:55

The reason for his arrest was not immediately available. The US and Chinese governments have repeatedly warned the North Korean regime not to conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test. North Korea separately fired what USA officials said were a Scud-type missile and a midrange missile earlier this month, but the launches were analyzed as failures.

by | April 25, 2017 | 01:52

Macron backs spending cuts, economic stimulus and a continued French membership in the European Union, and is pro-immigration. After securing 21.4 percent of the vote in Sunday's first round, Le Pen will now proceed to the final round in two weeks time.

by | April 25, 2017 | 01:49

Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker was freed after almost three. Pressed on how Trump managed to gain her release when President Barack Obama had not, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said he would leave it to others "to look at the different strategies to see why the president was successful" and Obama was not.

by | April 25, 2017 | 01:39

Tillerson's announcement was the strongest signal to date that US President Donald Trump might walk away from the nuclear deal. "The new USA administration tries to mask its own domestic problems and illegitimacy by accusing Iran of sponsoring terrorism or nuclear noncompliance from time to time".

by | April 25, 2017 | 01:39

So far, the issue has been successfully addressed by a well-respected gentleman, who was in the shadow of his hyperactive, superior, Donald Trump, during the presidential campaign - Mike Pence. Pence departs for Hawaii on Monday for meetings with military leaders and a tour of the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor. Australia has fought alongside the every major conflict since World War I, and is one of the largest contributors to the US -led military campaign in Iraq and Syria.

by | April 25, 2017 | 01:37

The two leaders have talked on the telephone three times since Trump took office, including on Monday following Erdogan's narrow victory in a referendum on constitutional changes to give the president new powers. Almost 1,000 people made up of supporters from the Republican People's Party (CHP) demonstrated in Taksim square on the western side of Istanbul against the result and to mark a public holiday, an AFP correspondent said.

by | April 25, 2017 | 01:34

Despite Trump's dismissal that the 100-day marker is "artificial", the White House is planning a packed week of activities leading up to Saturday. There was a bit of awkwardness at President Donald Trump's lunch with United Nations diplomats when he made an undiplomatic comment about Nikki Haley, his ambassador to the United Nations.

by | April 25, 2017 | 01:31

US officials say the Trump administration will issue new sanctions against Syria as early as Monday as part of its ongoing crackdown on the Syrian government and those who support it. The sanction orders US banks to freeze the assets of any employees named, and bans American companies from conducting business with them. The U.S. blames Assad for a recent chemical attack on Syrian civilians, and responded earlier this month by launching missiles against a Syrian airfield.

by | April 25, 2017 | 01:31

After signaling last week that they hoped for a vote as soon as this week on a rewritten health bill, White House officials softened their stance Monday. "I think that's a fight worth having and a debate worth having for 2018.But we can not shut down the government right now", said Sen. Haley has been one of the Trump administration's most vocal members, taking a tough line on Russian Federation and Syria and telling North Korea not to give the U.S.

by | April 25, 2017 | 01:29

Analysts and world leaders have been watching the election closely - after the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and election of US President Donald Trump challenged liberal values and the political establishment. The FN built itself in opposition to immigration and diversity, a kind of hardline nationalism that led to deep skepticism about European integration.

by | April 25, 2017 | 01:24

Many states have legalized pot in some form, and most Americans don't think the federal government should try to stop its sale and use in those states. Majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and independents all agree. Attitudes towards marijuana are changing in America. The Obama administration generally allowed state marijuana programs to operate, while officials under President Donald Trump have signaled they are open to medical marijuana, which is legal in IL for those who qualify, but ...

by | April 25, 2017 | 01:21

Abe stressed that North Korea's nuclear and missile development is a grave security threat to Japan and the global community. South Korea is in ongoing discussions with the US Navy about holding its own joint drills with the USS Carl Vinson strike group, South Korean Defense Ministry Spokesman Moon Sang-gyun said Monday.

by | April 25, 2017 | 01:17

The deceased watchman has been identified as Ohm Bahadhur Thapa, 50 while the injured has been identified as Krishna Bahadhur Thapa, 37. Five police teams have been formed to probe the murder, ANI said. The estate has twelve gates. Jayalalithaa used to stay at the palatial bungalow there for rest and treatment over the last few years before she died.