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by | April 20, 2017 | 08:32

Tillerson said the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers failed "to achieve the objective of a non-nuclear Iran and only delays their goal of becoming a nuclear state". But despite the rhetoric, diplomats and analysts say they don't expect the administration to walk away from the deal, which aims to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:27

The activist has become notorious over the years for his disdain towards Israeli authorities, having been taken into custody numerous times for actions ranging from throwing rocks to joining groups which have been outlawed by Israel's government.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:23

It came only after a bitter month-long fight in Congress that culminated last week with Republican leader Mitch McConnell sweeping aside long-standing Senate rules to win Mr Gorsuch's confirmation by a 54-45 vote. " I will never forget that the seat I inherit today is of a great, great man ", Gorsuch said after the ceremony. The White House ceremony was the second of two oaths , the first conducted privately in the Justices' Conference Room by Chief Justice John Roberts.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:20

As a candidate, President Donald Trump said he would be willing to speak with Kim. Pence said the North represents the most unsafe and most immediate threat in the Asia-Pacific and President Donald Trump is determined to confront that threat by marshaling unprecedented cooperation with allies in the region, China and the world.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:19

He exited his vehicle, walked up to Robert Godwin, asked him to repeat the name of Stephens' ex-girlfriend, and shot him. Stephens was at large for the murder of Robert Godwin, Sr., 74. "We received reports about the third video, containing the man's live confession, only after it had ended". According to the restaurant's manager, Henry Sayers, "He just took his nuggets and said: 'I have to go, and drove off".

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:19

After repeated questions from reporters about the issue, Spicer demurred on Monday when asked if it was safe to say that Trump will not release his tax returns at all. Since the resignation of Richard Nixon, all presidential candidates of both parties have released their tax returns prior to the election. "Now Tax Returns are brought up again?" he tweeted earlier Monday.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:17

While promising to run a "positive and optimistic campaign", she said the choice at the election was between her "strong and stable leadership" or a "coalition of chaos" led by Mr Corbyn. Former Conservative finance minister George Osborne, a powerful voice in favour of Britain's European Union membership during the referendum campaign, also said he would not seek re-election.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:16

There are plenty of doubters this time around too, though his mother's cancer is one obvious explanation for what his " personal family matters " might be. Kraft contributed $1 million to Trump's inauguration, according to Federal Election Commission filings. No lawmakers attended the White House event.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:13

The IMF also adjusted upward its prediction for the global economy to 3.5 percent in 2017, up 0.1 percentage point from its January forecast. According to the IMF's " World Economic Outlook ", the economic prospects for emerging Europe are relatively favourable, except for Turkey, with a 3 percent estimated growth in 2017, which will improve to 3.3 percent in 2018, for the entire group.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:11

Baroness Smith also believes the General Election will be Jeremy Corbyn's big chance to make clear Labour's policies - not just on Brexit but on a wide range of issues. As Hume Brophy says: "At the moment, May is limited to the election promises of a manifesto which belonged to someone else". She said: "What people want is for us to have control of our borders".

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:11

It is said that the party leaders, cadre and government want Sasikala and her family to maintain distance. Terming the sudden rebellion by his partymen as a decision born out of fear, Dinakaran told reporters "they developed cold feet in the last few days".

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:10

USA defence officials told CNN News that the tests have been in the pipeline as part of the military's overall ballistic missile defence programme in the wake of North Korean or Iranian threats. troops. Such statements by the 15-member council have to be agreed by consensus. "When we requested to restore the agreed language that was of political importance and expressed commitment to continue to work on the draft ...

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:06

White House officials said on Tuesday they were relying on guidance from the Defence Department. The Navy's admission that the Carl Vinson and four other warships were, in fact, conducting exercises in the Indian Ocean last week and were still in Indonesian waters as of Saturday has raised fresh questions about the credibility of the White House, which has frequently come under attack for making false claims.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:06

A bill to impose new sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile launches and other non-nuclear activities has been delayed in the US Senate due to concerns about the presidential election. "Today Secretary Tillerson and the Trump administration placed the security of the American people and the world at grave risk". "With this certification, President Trump must now uphold the United States' obligations and renew the sanctions waivers".

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:56

Mr Pence, whose father served in the 1950-53 Korean War, said the United States would stand by its "iron-clad alliance" with South Korea. Losses incurred by South Korean retail chain Lotte Mart from business suspensions in China are being compounded by salary payments to local employees, industry sources said Thursday.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:52

Republican Karen Handel , 55, a former Georgia secretary of state, won 19.8 percent, and will face Ossoff in the June 20 runoff. A novice Democratic candidate has weathered attacks from President Donald Trump to finish well ahead of his Republican rivals in a much-watched congressional race in the USA state of Georgia.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:51

Afghan defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said no civilians were harmed in the massive blast that targeted a network of caves and tunnels that had been heavily mined. Ghani's office said the strike had been closely coordinated between Afghan and US forces and replied to Karzai's charges with a statement saying: "Every Afghan has the right to speak their mind".

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:39

A North Korean missile "blew up nearly immediately" on its test launch on Sunday, the U.S. Pacific Command said, hours before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence landed in South Korea for talks on the North's increasingly defiant arms programme.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:36

The existing visa programme for foreign workers includes 651 occupations out of which some 200 occupations are to be scrapped into new programme. "We are bringing the 457 visa class to an end". The co-founder of successful technology company Atlassian, Mike Cannon-Brookes, says 457 visas are essential, telling The Australian anything that makes bridging the talent gap more hard is bad for the country.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:32

Global observers said the vote had been carried out in a political environment in which fundamental rights and freedoms had been curtailed. Mehmet Hadimi Yakupoglu, the Republican People's Party's representative to the High Electoral Board, said the party had asked the board to annul Sunday's referendum "because we weren't able to ensure election safety".

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:28

Yes, indeed, the National Football League team celebrated its February win over the Atlanta Falcons with President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday. The President also heaped on praise on coach Bill Belichick, who supported his candidacy . Right before the election, Trump told a crowd that Brady was planning on voting for him , which was never confirmed.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:27

The scheme has been criticised by some for being too accessible to foreign nationals, having been originally created to fill gaps in the skilled market. Turnbull, struggling with poor voter approval ratings, rejected suggestions the visa policy change was in response to far-right wing political parties, such as One Nation, demanding more nationalistic policies.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:17

The AP interviewed alleged victims, current and former United Nations officials and investigators and sought answers from 23 countries on the number of peacekeepers who faced such allegations and, what if anything, was done to investigate.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:10

The missiles were among one element of a massive, militaristic parade to mark the 1912 birthday of the regime's founder, Kim Il Sung . Beijing has long opposed dramatic action against the North, fearing the regime's collapse would send a flood of refugees across its borders and leave the USA military on its doorstep.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:09

The scandal also implicates a Samsung top executive over questionable dealings with her government, as well as Park allegedly using her office to facilitate illicit business arrangements undertaken by her longtime friend Choi Soon-sil. Lotte, South Korea's fifth-biggest conglomerate, is grappling with the Chinese shutdown of dozens of its stores in China after it agreed to provide land for the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system outside Seoul .

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:05

Separatist factions in Kashmir had called for a boycott of the by-polls, resulting in heightened security and low voter turnout when the polling began. The Home Ministry had said the atmosphere in the Kashmir Valley was not conducive and hence polling should be delayed and preferably held after panchayat elections are conducted in the next few months.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:44

During a meeting with his Russian Counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Moallem said the U.S. aggression was aimed at disabling peace process in the war-hit country. Putin accused Assad's opponents of planning to stage chemical attacks to be blamed on Damascus in order to lure the United States deeper into the conflict.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:44

Tight end Rob Gronkowski stuck his head in the door of the briefing room as Press Secretary Sean Spicer was holding a televised briefing. "I'll see you in a minute", Spicer said. Brady was absent Wednesday due to "personal" matters. In addition to Brady, several other Patriots players said they would not be going to the White House, with some specifically citing Trump as the reason why.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:38

Syria's ambassador to North Korea denounced what he called U.S. aggression and its "history of interventions" on Monday and said that it sending a "message" to North Korea with an attack on a Syrian airfield was irresponsible. Hwang, however, appeared to distance Seoul from talk of an American pre-emptive strike on North Korea, insisting the allies would maintain their defensive position while hoping for support from China in hitting Pyongyang with stronger sanctions.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:33

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it was likely perpetrated by the Islamic State's Sinai affiliate. "In light of the gravity of the threat, the anti-terror bureau advises Israelis now in the Sinai to leave immediately and return to Israel".

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:31

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on April 15 saluted as ranks of goose-stepping soldiers followed by tanks and other military hardware paraded in Pyongyang for a show of strength with tensions mounting over his nuclear ambitions. President Donald Trump has suggested the USA will take a tougher stance against North Korea, and Washington has deployed a Navy aircraft carrier and other vessels into waters off the Korean Peninsula.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:29

But the Panneerselvam faction has hardened its stance in spite of the announcement by Finance Minister D Jayakumar that Sasikala, Dinakaran and other members of the Mannargudi clan would not have any role in running the AIADMK. The EC had earlier frozen the symbol because each faction of the party claimed it. Delhi police said a team may visit Chennai to question Dhinakaran.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:24

China accounts for an estimated 80 percent of North Korea's foreign trade, along with crucial food and fuel assistance. North Korea put on a musical show to mark the birthday of founding father Kim Il Sung, which ended with a mock-up video of missiles engulfing the United States in flames, prompting cheers from the audience and smiles from current leader Kim Jong Un.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:18

Syria denies it carried out the attack. The attack against a Syrian air base was the first US assault against the government of President Bashar Assad. The US president, Donald Trump , has signaled a dramatic about-turn toward Assad, who many in the worldwide community hold responsible for Tuesday's horrific events.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:07

The Pepe the Frog image was originally created by Matt Furie in 2006 . In the wake of the backlash, Zara seems to have removed the Pepe skirt from its website. After the uproar, the skirt, designed by Spanish artist Maria de Santiago, was pulled from the US, Canada and UK Zara websites. "There is absolutely no link to the suggested theme", he said, The Guardian reported .