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by | April 27, 2017 | 15:51

Trump, who frequently criticized NAFTA during his campaign, is also expected to pursue a parallel track, in which he issues a separate order notifying Congress of his intent to renegotiate the free-trade agreement. Trump has not made a final decision, but if he were to sign the executive action notifying the two nations, it would begin a 6-month process to begin withdrawal.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:50

According to BFMTV, on his way to meet with representatives from the workers union in the French Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Macron decided to make the trip down to the factory where about 60 employees have been striking since Monday against the factory leadership's plan to shift the plant's production to Poland.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:47

Bipartisan negotiators had quietly been making progress on a bill that would fund the government for the rest of fiscal year 2017, after the current funding law expires on April 28. Up until then negotiations had been proceeding fairly smoothly, according to participants. In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions insisted that undocumented Mexican immigrants living in the United States may be required to foot the bill for Trump's wall.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:47

The unusual session reflects increased American alarm over the DPRK's progress in developing a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the US mainland. In a sign of growing anxiety, Trump invited all 100 members of the Senate to attend a White House briefing on Wednesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:46

The British government has complained to Twitter over a block on access to data from the social network, which it was reportedly using to track potential terror attacks, officials said Wednesday. Twitter has previously been clear in its view of governments' access to the platform - describing surveillance as "absolutely unacceptable" and "prohibited".

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:43

The presence of a carrier in the South China Sea will make it hard to make a preemptive strike against the Chinese nuclear missile submarines located there". It was originally described as being mainly for training and research but past year was declared combat-ready. India's sole operational carrier, the Vikramaditya, is a refitted Russian carrier of 1980s vintage, formerly known as the Admiral Gorshkov.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:42

But while the USS Carl Vinson and the warships traveling alongside it pack some heavy firepower, it has emerged that they are unable to shoot down ballistic missiles, of which Pyongyang is believed to possess between 20 and 120, some of which capable of hitting targets as far away as Scotland, Alaska or Canada .

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:41

Turkey is heading to a contentious April. A billboard showing a picture of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a slogan that reads, "Yes". Turkey is heading to a. "The 18 articles foresee a very loose separation of powers", said Ahmet Kasim Han, an associate professor of worldwide relations at Kadir Has University in Istanbul .

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:41

Iraqi forces on Tuesday launched a fresh push southwest of Mosul to retake the Hatra area, which includes a United Nations -listed World Heritage site, a statement said. Zanjili told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper over the phone that they don't know where the smells are coming from because citizens hide in the dungeons of their houses and they are only left with a little amount of flour and water from wells.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:37

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is imposing what Mnuchin said were the largest sanctions action in OFAC's history, targeting 271 employees of Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center, the government body responsible for developing and producing non-conventional weapons.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:35

Another official said the death toll of the soldiers was likely to go even higher. Afghan national Army (ANA) troops are shown on April 21 at the site of the attack on army headquarters in Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan . "We are under no illusions about the challenges associated with this mission", said Mattis, who called the Taliban a "barbaric enemy" as he referenced an attack Friday that killed more than 100 at an Afghan military base.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:34

Furthermore, Lynch and the Raiders have agreed on a two-year contract, reports ESPN . The Raiders need a power back like Lynch after they lost free agent Latavius Murray to the Minnesota Vikings. 24. Oakland will also receive Seattle's sixth-round draft pick in the deal. I'm also looking forward to Lynch playing for the Raiders given that he is from Oakland and still seems to spend the majority of his time there.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:33

The bill is scheduled Thursday for its third and final House vote today, which, if favorable, would send it to the N.C. Senate for action. The bill would "require superintendents to submit regular reports on class sizes, total numbers of classroom and special subject-area teachers and corresponding funding sources, and authorizing the state Superintendent of Public Instruction to conduct periodic audits to ensure accuracy", according to Berger's post.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:32

Monday, moments after the federal judge lifted her temporary stay that had blocked his execution. On the morning of November 20, 1994 in Jacksonville, Ark., Williams forced motorist Stacy Errickson, 22, at gunpoint into the passenger seat of her auto at a gas station and forced her to withdraw money from 18 automatic teller machines for a sum totaling $350.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:32

Washington and Seoul are deploying the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery to counter the threat from North Korea , which is pushing ahead with its ballistic missile programme despite multiple sets of United Nations sanctions.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:31

Ossoff is a former congressional aide who has also worked as an executive producer for a handful of news documentaries, while Handel is a former Georgia secretary of state, according to the New York Times . But, the matchup in Greater Atlanta's northern suburbs is just as much about Ossoff and Handel acting as proxies for the nation's roiled political atmosphere.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:26

A statement from the South Korean military said the live-fire exercises were in the Wonsan region in the east of the country Tuesday afternoon, but gave no details on what kinds of weapons and military units took part in the drill. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Wednesday that the system's deployment would "disrupt the regional strategic balance and further aggravate the tension on the peninsula".

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:23

The court is back to its full contingent of nine members after being short-handed since Justice Antonin Scalia's death more than 14 months ago. Roberts said a few words to welcome his newest colleague to the court, telling Gorsuch that "we wish him a long and happy career in our common calling ".

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:20

During the Rockets' series clinching win over the Thunder in Game 5 of their first round series, a curious moment happened on the sidelines in the first quarter. Alexander, who is normally mild-mannered during games, declined to discuss much about the scene, only saying at halftime he "can't talk about it" and that he was " upset, really upset ".

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:17

Karim Cheurfi, the Muslim settler terrorist who killed one French police officer and wounded two others in a Jihadist attack on the Champs-Elysees, had been freed early after being sentenced previously for the attempted murder of police officers.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:16

The Turkish attacks killed at least 20 Syrian Kurdish fighters in the People's Protection Units, or YPG. The PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey , the USA, and European Union - resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015 and since then has been responsible for the deaths of approximately 1,200 security personnel and civilians, including women and children.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:15

The Turnbull government will impose restrictions on the export of Australian gas to boost domestic supplies and lower prices. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has flagged a possible meeting with US President Donald Trump in the near future.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:14

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the same man whose name adorns the end credits sequence of Suicide Squad as an executive producer, confirmed a few pertinent aspects of President Donald Trump's tax reform plan Wednesday morning. Thirteen percent of liberals agree. "Simply put, Democrats are motivated to see Trump's presidency as illegitimate, while Republicans are motivated to believe his predecessor was up to no good", ABC's Gregory Holyk wrote .

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:13

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un likely participated in the event, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. An official from Seoul's Defense Ministry couldn't confirm such details. "The status quo in North Korea is also unacceptable", Trump told a meeting with the 15 UN Security Council ambassadors, including China and Russian Federation, at the White House.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:11

Oren suggested that Gabriel was grandstanding, challenging Netanyahu to gain plaudits from anti-Israel groups in Germany. Earlier, Gabriel told journalists in Ramallah that he had still hoped to meet Netanyahu and the rights groups, after holding talks with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:07

In this Tuesday, April 25 photo, Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to a speech of German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a dinner after she participated in the W20 Summit in Berlin. In the days after Donald Trump's election, Democrats and some moderate Republicans expressed hope that Ivanka Trump and Kushner would act as a moderating and stabilizing force in a West Wing dominated by the mercurial Bannon, who viewed himself as a disrupter ...

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:02

Distraught breeder Annette Edwards told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that a veterinarian had checked Simon - a 10-month-old, 3-foot-long continental rabbit - shortly before the animal was placed on a United flight from London's Heathrow Airport to Chicago's O'Hare.

by | April 27, 2017 | 14:59

The administration must consider "every possible step" to defend the USA and its allies, he said. Lawmakers, including some of Trump's fellow Republicans, also have said the early months of his presidency have been marked by a lack of communication with congress, partly because the administration has been slow to fill key posts and partly because Trump has been slow to develop policy positions.

by | April 27, 2017 | 14:55

North Korea routinely accuses the United States of readying for an invasion, and threatens pre-emptive strikes to stop the U.S. Even though the North's actual behavior this year is less provocative than in the recent past because there has been no nuclear or long-range rocket or missile tests, what's driving USA policy is the cumulative weight of their nuclear and missile programs and the growing realization that at some point in the foreseeable future, most likely four to five years away, ...

by | April 27, 2017 | 14:54

The wily campaign move, which French television news channel BFM broadcast live, had the immediate effect of stealing Mr Macron's thunder. Philippot called Macron "arrogant" and said his victory speech on Sunday had shown disdain for the French people by making it appear as though the presidency was already won.

by | April 27, 2017 | 14:48

The latest United Kingdom league table, published today [26 April], reveals that Bristol has climbed more places than any other university in the top 30. "This is a welcome accolade as we look to the future". Brunel has risen five places in the past year to appear 47th in the United Kingdom and 8th among the capital's 22 higher education institutions.

by | April 27, 2017 | 14:44

Free soft pretzels are available at nearly all the 150 outlets of Philly Pretzel Factory on Wednesday. Do you know of other great deals during April? Say "happy birthday" - the chain is celebrating its 26th - and you can score a salted or unsalted soft pretzel for 26 cents on Wednesday.

by | April 27, 2017 | 14:36

While at Exxon, he cultivated close ties with Rosneft and Russian officials including Russian President Vladimir Putin, and he spoke against sanctions that were imposed in 2014 in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea. Disclosure this week of Exxon's waiver bid prompted immediate opposition from key lawmakers, such as Senate armed services committee chairman John McCain of Arizona, who tweeted: "Are they insane?" The head of Rosneft Igor Sechin reported earlier in April that Rosneft ...

by | April 27, 2017 | 14:35

The BJP won three seats that year but registered 33 per cent of the vote share. In the 2015 assembly polls, the decline was far sharper, with Congress failing to win a single seat and getting only 9.65 per cent votes. "This is an unprecedented win for the BJP". As the AAP hit a political low after successive jolts in the Punjab and Goa Assembly polls, and the Rajouri Garden Assembly bypoll here, there were murmurs of discontent in the party.

by | April 27, 2017 | 14:26

Over 4,000 police, many clad in riot gear and some on horseback, were braced for riots with as many 50,000 protesters expected, including about 1,000 hard left activists. She claimed victory however on that point, as delegates defeated a motion to vote on whether he should be kept in the party. But a majority of the delegates rejected a vote on the party's future path that she had suggested.