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by | April 26, 2017 | 07:33

Donald Trump has been criticised over his attitude to women, particularly after a tape of him making obscene remarks about "grabbing" women was leaked during his presidential campaign. "But I do think that there is a feeling of exclusion for a lot of women, if they deviate in one small way and one small area, and I think one of the things that we have to do is we have to come together, we have to have discussions such as this one where we can respectfully disagree with one another", she added.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:16

Among the uncharacteristically direct phrases Trump uttered in his speech to the aforementioned Holocaust Museum were references to "the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people" and the "6 million Jews" who were systematically murdered. He also reiterated his support of Israel, which was on display earlier in his term when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the White House.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:14

Hours earlier, his Commerce Department had announced plans to impose duties averaging 20 percent on softwood lumber imports from Canada. Canada has for decades permitted companies to log government land at below market cost, leading to competitive disadvantages for American lumber companies.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:12

The White House Easter Egg Roll event is a tradition dating all the way back to 1878. Since the White House isn't fully staffed yet, this year's event is actually smaller than last year's, when 35 thousand people attended. Melissa McCarthy returned to "Saturday Night Live" as Spicer on Saturday, this time dressed as the Easter bunny , mocking his recent flubs (and that time Spicer dressed up as the furry white animal).

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:09

Flynn, a former USA military intelligence chief who was a close advisor to Trump during last year's campaign, was paid more than $33,000 dollars to attend an RT gala in December 2015, where he sat at a table with President Vladimir Putin .

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:07

LONE PIPER: The crowd at Lithgow's Dawn Service . An Australian visitor attends the dawn ceremony at Anzac Cove in the Gallipoli peninsula in Canakkale, Turkey. Colonel James Brown presents the Call to Remembrance during the Dawn Service at the Mothers' Memorial. Is Anzac Day being celebrated in the UK? "For a long time now, especially since the cultural resurgence of Anzac Day in the 1980s, Australian sentiment about national foundation has largely found anchorage January 26 and ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:01

Other European benchmarks have risen as well - the STOXX 600 index of leading European shares gained 2.1 per cent, while the euro struck a five-month high against the dollar and by late Monday was trading at $1.0860. And although Le Pen scored high in some rural departments, that was not systematically the case. "Emmanuel Macron attracted in his wake France that is doing well, an optimistic France, while Marine Le Pen has attracted the France that has been left behind by globalisation", said ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:00

Very few voters who backed Mélenchon and conservative François Fillon , the other candidate Le Pen needs to pull voters from, have said they would back Le Pen over Macron in the second round. Ms Le Pen said she wanted to talk to Mr Dupont-Aignan, who won almost five per cent of the first-round vote and has not said which side he would back in the next.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:54

North Korea marked the occasion by showing off its powerful weapons "capable of ruining the USA in case of an attack". The deployment of the advanced missile defence system in South Korea is to counter any threat from Pyongyang, who have thumbed nose at a series of sanctions to go ahead with their ballistic missile programme.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:52

Well aware of the latest escalation in the dispute, he said his visit to China would help find much-needed new markets for Canadian wood. "If we look at the history of these trade actions, there inevitably will be job losses", said Carr. "The accusations are baseless and unfounded". "You can not thicken this border without hurting people on both sides of it". Various administrations have long accused Canada of allowing loggers to cut down trees on public land.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:51

Clothing worn in a work camp by an uncle and nephew who where saved by being on Schindler's List is seen at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center in B. "In times like these, when hatred brews and innocent people are targeted for their beliefs and identities, it is important for all of us, especially those who do not feel threatened, to stand up and defend our brothers and sisters".

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:50

French voters would be wise to make Macron - the more sensible, centrist candidate - their nation's next president. Marine Le Pen may have had in mind in her Monday night statement. Le Pen needs to avoid a repetition of 2002, when her father, FN founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, surprisingly made the second round, but was then humiliated by right-wing president Jacques Chirac as mainstream parties united to block a party they considered racist and anti-Semitic.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:43

We will not stand for this. One person in the room said Trump threatened that dairy could be next. Ross told Reuters in a telephone interview that Canada was "already retaliating" against the United States well ahead of the lumber duties by restricting imports of us highly filtered milk protein products used by cheesemakers.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:41

A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. However, the deterrence effect of the operation may have been undermined by confusion over when the carrier arrives. Earlier Tuesday, a United States submarine made a port call in South Korea in what U.S.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:35

He said the dispute centers on Canadian provinces that have been allegedly allowing loggers to cut down trees at reduced rates and sell them at low prices. Ross said that Trump saw how hard this was hitting USA farmers during a recent trip to Wisconsin and was moved by their reaction. Previously, President Trump said the Canadian system of protectionist dairy quotas is harming US farmers, and that he'll press Canada for changes to its dairy system as part of North American Free Trade ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:32

Senators 3, Bruins 2: Clarke MacArthur grabbed a puck that deflected off Boston goalie Tuukka Rask and beat him on the rebound for the series-winner 6:30 into overtime as visiting Ottawa won Game 6 of its East series to eliminate the Bruins.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:30

Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the USA record Monday for most time in space and talked up Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump. Informed of an experiment aboard the space station to convert urine to water - which the astronauts have drunk, saying "it's really not as bad as it sounds" - Trump quipped, "Well, that's good".

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:29

Wyden also said Democrats have not been involved in the process so far, even though he told Trump at a meeting this year that tax reform has historically been a bipartisan effort in Congress. Mnuchin has said Trump's tax plan will "pay for itself" by stimulating economic growth. In earlier days, Trump vowed to oversee the biggest "tax reform" since President Ronald Reagan's in 1986, a legislative feat that has since defied every president.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:24

Exxon spokesman Alan Jeffers said the company does not comment on ongoing discussions with regulators. The application asks to be exempted from USA sanctions against Russian Federation so the companies can drill in various banned locations in the Black Sea.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:23

Ms. Grande pointed out that almost 300,000 civilians have already fled western Mosul and "hundreds of thousands more may in the days and weeks ahead". Isis overran the city in the summer of 2014 in a lightning advance which routed Iraqi forces. "Just because we're done in Mosul doesn't mean that Daesh is done in Iraq", Uribe said, using an Arabic acronym for IS.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:22

North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol ratcheted up the rhetoric in an interview with the BBC. Statements of that vein do not help the situation, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman. Earlier this year, China called on the United States and North Korea to give up something to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The disagreement with Russian Federation over the stronger language came ahead of a Security Council ministerial meeting next week on North Korea that ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:21

A powerful bomb on Saturday hit buses carrying hundreds of people fleeing besieged Syrian towns, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, resulting in deaths of at least 112 people. They have since been received in a shelter on Sunday after arriving in Jibrin near Aleppo. The government blamed Saturday's attack on "terrorists" - its catch-all term for opposition groups.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:19

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says in a statement that it has been "a bad week for U.S". "There are regular, nearly daily conversations with the goal of trying to get the House, Senate and the White House on the same page", Toomey said. He says Trump's attitude toward bargaining over a short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown later this week "can't be my way or the highway".

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:15

Meanwhile, Ontario named former federal trade minister Jim Peterson as its chief softwood lumber negotiator on Monday. "The Government of Canada will vigorously defend the interests of the Canadian softwood lumber industry, including through litigation ".

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:13

Recently, the Maduro regime has virtually eliminated all powers of the opposition-controlled Congress, has refused to hold scheduled regional elections and has banned the country's top opposition leaders from running for office for up to 15 years.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:09

US lumber producers, who are mostly based in the Northwest, have long complained that Canada unfairly subsidizes its lumber by selling wood from government land at low rates to Canadian lumber producers, leading to a loss of jobs in the United States.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:08

Benitez said: "I am really proud of everyone because we knew that was hard". "Their loyalty and everything it means to being a top team like this, with the city behind you". "That league (the Championship) is a tough league to get out of and we've seen that the standard in that league is not great at times". Exactly 348 days after being relegated, Newcastle overcame their obvious nerves to bag a prize worth more than $AU140 million and retain an outside chance of pipping Brighton to ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:08

Having played two matches less than Liverpool , Manchester United beat Burnley FC at the weekend to cut the gap to fourth place Manchester City - who they face on Thursday - to a mere point and maneuver themselves to within three-points of the Reds.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:06

Trump said that if they didn't, "she could easily be replaced". On Apr. 23, a poll conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News showed Trump has a mere 42 percent approval rating, which the newspaper pointed out was "the lowest recorded at this stage of a presidency dating to Dwight Eisenhower ".

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:05

Whitson received a congratulatory call from U.S. President Donald Trump after breaking the record. Trump was celebrating Commander Peggy Whitson, an astronaut who set a new U.S. The 57-year old female astronaut stayed 534 days in space and beat the record of her colleague, Jeff William . She has since become the first woman to command ISS twice, as well as one-half of the first time two female commanders have been in orbit at the same time .

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:04

According to the New York Times , the State Ethics Commission had lodged 13 separate ethics complaints against Perdue by the end of his run as governor, twice ruling he had broken the law. Trump's electoral victory in November. We are excited to have a Secretary that comes from the industry, understands the complexities of our business, and is willing to stand up and fight for the hard-working men and women in rural America.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:00

Alleluia! May you all have a most blessed Easter Day. In its message signed by its President, the Most Rev. Philip Naameh, the GCBC said Christ's message of peace should calm the personal anxieties and fears of Ghanaians. But one spring morning the life inside the chrysalis begins to writhe, the top cracks open, and a beautifully-formed butterfly emerges. The sorrows of good Friday and death are real, but the loving act that will raise us up is also real.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:59

Applicants need a minimum level 6.0 equivalent of the International English Language Testing System, and a person will only become eligible for citizenship after four years as a permanent resident, up from one year. Turnbull has said his new immigration policy seeks to put "Australia First". Six legal professional classifications will no longer be available to foreign workers seeking temporary work visas in Australia after the federal government announced Tuesday that it is abolishing the ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:59

After taking office, Trump was infuriated upon learning that former President Barack Obama had agreed to a refugee resettlement deal with Australia. Then, Trump and Turnbull had a contentious phone call in January over a refugee resettlement deal struck by the previous Obama administration.

by | April 26, 2017 | 05:57

He added that he was "optimistic" bipartisan agreement would emerge. "The wall is going to get built", he said at the White House Tuesday. At the same time, Spicer sought to downplay the significance of the 100th day milestone, which has seen Trump struggle to deliver on bedrock campaign promises such as repealing former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and restricting travel to the US from a set of majority-Muslim countries.