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by | April 25, 2017 | 21:22

In a nutshell, the USA will take refugees now on the island nation of Nauru and on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island. In return, Australia would resettle refugees from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, according to Reuters news agency, as part of a US-led program in Central America.

by | April 25, 2017 | 21:20

He was followed by far-right candidate Marine Le Pen , who got 21% of the votes. 'Markets are feeling a lot more confident in the polls showing an easy win for Macron in the second round'. Goodwin said while European leaders might breath a sigh of relief, they should heed the fact that anti-Europe sentiment is clearly on the rise, with far-left anti-Europe candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon also gaining 19.6 per cent of the vote.

by | April 25, 2017 | 21:15

Jean-Yves Camus, an academic and expert on the FN, said that Le Pen had returned to the "fundamentals, and particularly immigration" in the final run-in. Another woman at the rally, 19-year-old Morgen Fleury, says she stopped by the Le Pen rally out of curiosity and was shocked at Le Pen's "violent" rhetoric.

by | April 25, 2017 | 21:06

The two would make it to a run-off on May 7, with Macron seen as the likeliest eventual victor in the second round, but both candidates appeared to be losing steam in the last few days of a tightly-fought campaign ahead of the first April 23 ballot, according to the poll, based on a survey of 11,601 people.

by | April 25, 2017 | 21:04

Speaking to reporters in Kabul , Afghanistan, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. John Nicholson did not get into specifics of Russia's role in Afghanistan. General John Nicholson, the ground commander for worldwide forces in Afghanistan. Mattis said funneling weapons to the Taliban is a violation of worldwide law.

by | April 25, 2017 | 21:02

Zakaria said India had summoned Pakistan's deputy high commissioner over consular access to Jadhav but this was not something new. Reports have said that the new U.S. Pakistan's envoy further said Jadhav was caught in Balochistan, rejecting Indian claims that he was "kidnapped from Iran". Jaitley, who is also holding the portfolio of defence minister, said India made many efforts to improve the ties with Pakistan over the last few years but every time there was a negative reaction.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:59

Trump has intimated that he is willing to ramp up United States military pressure on North Korea while simultaneously encouraging China to use its influence on its ally and reject bilateral diplomacy with Pyongyang . North Korea poses one the sternest national security challenges facing the 3-month-old Trump administration. "Our super-hard-line responses include sudden, preemptive strikes involving land, naval, underwater, and airmobile assets", North Korea's state-run website ...

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:54

Fahrenthold investigated not only Trump's claims of charitable giving but also disclosed that the Republican presidential candidate had boasted in crude terms about groping women in a 2005 videotape. The New York Times , which led the pack with three Pulitzers, also received the brunt of Trump's criticism on Twitter, having been called "failing", "fake news", and "dishonest" over the past year and half, among several other insults.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:54

In Syria on Monday, an air strike killed eight family members, five of them children, as they fled fighting between US-allied Syrian forces and Islamic State militants, according to local activists, who said the strike appeared to have been launched by the US-led coalition.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:51

Yonhap said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un likely observed what was one of the country's largest artillery drills. The USS Michigan pulled into the Busan port in South Korea on Tuesday (25 April) for what the US Navy called a "routine" visit.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:49

Spicer did not respond to a request for comment Monday. Actress Melissa McCarthy has famously parodied the press secretary on "Saturday Night Live ". "We want the to make sure we have the votes and are headed in the right direction", he said. One exception: when Spicer's January 21 lecture to the press about inauguration crowd size came up recently on MSNBC's "Morning Joe", Earnest said, "I wouldn't work for a president who would ask me to do that".

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:48

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by | April 25, 2017 | 20:47

Chaffetz and ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said they had reviewed documents supplied by the Defense Department that suggested Flynn broke the law. The committee made six requests, and the White House cited reasons it could not comply with each of them. "He was supposed to get permission, he was supposed to report it, and he didn't", Cummings said.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:47

According to Israeli media reports , at least 700 prisoners affiliated to the Fatah movement are joining the hunger strike, which coincides with the annual Palestinian Prisoners Day. "It's being led by Marwan Barghouti, a key Palestinian political figure found guilty of directing deadly attacks on Israelis", Daniel adds. Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan said on Tuesday that he believes the strike is politically motivated, and that he sees no legitimacy for the prisoners' action.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:45

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday chose to do away with the marks moderation policy after which Human Resource and Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today said that the education board of each state will take a final decision on awarding grace marks for tough questions.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:39

A US nuclear-powered submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday as North Korea reportedly celebrated the 85th anniversary of its army with its largest-ever military firing exercise. As the carrier group drills continued, the USS Michigan arrived in the South Korean port of Busan on Tuesday, the U.S. Navy said. South Korea's military says it's maintaining "firm readiness".

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:33

Aya Hijazi, a USA citizen, and her Egyptian husband Mohamed Hassanein were freed and flown back to the United States this morning. Hijazi had been detained in Egypt on child abuse charges, though the validity of those charges was heavily questioned by human rights workers.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:25

The President was following Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who ratcheted up the rhetoric on Iran Wednesday, declaring the worldwide deal to restrain Tehran's nuclear program had failed and that Iran continues to be "the world's leading sponsor of terrorism".

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:24

Jean-Marc Ayrault, France's foreign minister, told French TV: "We will provide proof that the regime did indeed organise these strikes with chemical weapons". Earlier this week, Assad's former chemical-weapons research chief told Britain's The Telegraph that Syria had "at least 2,000 tons" of chemical weapons before the war and declared only 1,300.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:21

Opinion polls predict that Mr. Macron will win the second round as a majority of voters regard Ms. Le Pen and her party as unsafe for France's democracy and its values. But the first round of this year's presidential election was held in such a highly charged environment that voters did not have easy choices before them.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:18

Tillerson discussed with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov the impact on Russia-U.S. relations of last week's Tomahawk cruise missile strike made in response to the chemical attack that killed 89 Syrians, including many children, in Idlib.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:16

What the president failed to mentioned - no surprise - is that Republicans are just as opposed to it, even those that represent border states. A reboot, attached to the looming shutdown, had no takers in congressional leadership because it, too, could plunge the government into chaos.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:16

Saturday, protesters clad in white held peaceful, silent marches across Venezuela to pay respects to those who have died. The protesters were faced down by security forces who fired rubber bullets and tear gas into the crowds, while some demonstrators threw rocks and firebombs at police.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:11

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., organized the briefing, which will be conducted on Wednesday by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , and Gen. In recent years during debates surrounding Syria's civil war, terrorist attacks in Europe and the FBI's ongoing investigation into Russian interference in United States elections, Cabinet secretaries and senior law enforcement officials have travelled to Capitol ...

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:08

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called the list of skilled jobs that could be covered by controversial 457 visas "laughable". "Fundamentally, the values that bind us together are those ones of respect, the rule of law, commitment to freedom, democracy ...

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:07

A top U.S. Army general has suggested during a visit to Afghanistan by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that Russian Federation is arming Taliban militants. The suicide bomber used a mini-van and targeted the guards, who were providing security for a USA military base near the city of Khost, said Ghyrat.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:06

McMaster arrived in Kabul days after the MOAB was dropped. Defense Secretary James Mattis vowed on Monday that the USA would "confront" Russian Federation for providing weapons and material support to Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The Taliban confirmed that the attack was their doing, referring to the site as a "mercenary base". Nicholson recently told Congress that he needs a few thousand more troops to keep Afghan security forces on track to eventually handling the Taliban ...

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:05

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by | April 25, 2017 | 20:05

As part of his conditions for bail, Kanu, was expressly barred from attending any rally or granting any form of interview. She however ordered that Kanu is to produce three sureties with N100 million each, not expected to be among a crowd of not more than 10 people.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:04

Macron beat Russia's preferred candidate, the far-right Marine Le Pen, in the first round of the presidential election last Sunday. Russian Federation has been seen as a keen backer of Kremlin-friendly Le Pen, who met President Vladimir Putin in a surprise visit to Moscow ahead of the vote.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:02

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled talks today with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel after the visiting diplomat declined to call off meetings with rights groups critical of Israel's government, an official said. "We can not let that ever even be thought of", he said, adding "America stands strong with the State of Israel". In February, Trump drew fire for remaining silent for several days over a spate of anti-Semitic threats against Jewish community centers, before condemning ...

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:57

Earlier, invited to bat, RCB rode on the 76-ball 122-run opening partnership between Chris Gayle (77) and Virat Kohli (64) to post their biggest total of the season. Head managed an unbeaten 30 from 16 balls while Jadhav did slightly better by ending the innings on 38 not out from the same number of deliveries. Just as he was getting unsafe with two mores sixes and boundaries, Basil Thampi (1-31) provided some respite for Gujarat by trapping Gayle LBW in the 13th over.

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:55

The American and other foreign troops remaining in Afghanistan are now mostly acting in an advisory and training role, with some combat assistance. The army said it has rushed reinforcements to the base in Balkh province. US officials say that Nicholson's request was making its way through the chain of command. The guards were providing security for a US military base called Camp Chapman near the city of Khost, said Ghyrat.

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:51

PARIS France said on Wednesday it was imperative the United Nations Security Council apply more pressure on North Korea to prevent it jumping another hurdle toward an effective nuclear weapons capacity that could lead to a risky military escalation.

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:37

A rescue team was rushed to the spot and combing is going on. The Maoists had observed the CRPF's routine for over a week, said Mr Awasthi, stating that they "knew exactly when and where to attack". The officer said the CRPF patrol, like in the Bheji incident, was sanitising the area where a road is being laid between Burkapal and Jagargunda, when the assault happened.