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by | April 27, 2017 | 16:41

Nine democracy activists were arrested in Hong Kong today over an anti-Beijing protest, according to campaign groups, in the latest swoop by police as protesters say they are being persecuted. A Hong Kong court later disqualified the two from taking office, ruling their oath of allegiance invalid. The two young activists were part of a new wave of lawmakers advocating greater separation from the mainland.

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:40

He described the Turkish warning "as a notification, as opposed to coordination" with a trusted ally. On Tuesday, Turkish planes bombed Kurdish targets in Iraq's Sinjar region and northeast Syria, killing about 70 militants inside the two neighbouring states, according to a Turkish military statement.

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:39

Both the teams are placed at the bottom of the table. He also had a reasonably good game against RCB, conceding less than eight runs per over and even accounting for Chris Gayle. In the last match , the bowling of the Pune was good but it was little disappointing to see their last match in which Pune got defeated. The frown on Kohli's face as the rain came down was the flawless picture to sum up their season so far.

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:39

Labour may have recently announced policies appealing to much of the public, but the party does seem to be in turmoil under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and it will be interesting to see how they recover, and if Corbyn departs, should the party suffer devastating results in its "safe" seats on June 8.

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:37

Needing millions more votes to beat Macron in the runoff, Le Pen hammered home her arguments that more French jobs would be lost overseas under Macron's more economically liberal program. She has said during the current campaign that she would ban the wearing of kippahs in public in France in order to facilitate a ban on Muslim clothes.

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:35

Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church, and decorating Easter eggs. President of Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has said the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead symbolises the fact that Christians and indeed Nigeria would surmount all challenges besetting her, no matter how great they may be.

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:33

Trend Micro said the hacking group behind the phishing attempts was " Pawn Storm ", its name for a group tracked for years by the security researchers. As the candidates prepare to influence the electorate ahead of the May 7 second round vote , a survey by Harris Interactive released Wednesday, showed that 61 percent of voters thought Le Pen had started the final stretch of campaigning well.

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:30

Various media said Trump was considering detonating the trade equivalent of a nuclear option - an executive order to withdraw from the trade agreement, which would instill fear in members of Congress, industry and Canadian and Mexican trade negotiators.

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:24

The White House said the phone conversations were " pleasant and productive ". "It is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation". "The worries over the trade theme, the diminishing yield advantage generally, the contraction of credit in New Zealand, the housing market pulling back to a more normal pace, immigration heading into the election, these all for me are factors that are likely to weigh to I'm biased to the downside in the near term".

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:24

No group including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack. Mattis' visit followed a Taliban raid on an Afghan base last week that killed over 100 soldiers and military personnel. "Other officials have told BBC that at least 136 people died - 124 coffins had been sent out to different parts of the country and 12 soldiers had not yet been identified, they said".

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:23

The term the president is reaching for is " forum shopping ", but them's the breaks if you promulgate executive orders that affect people anywhere. Trump slammed the sanctuary city suit ruling of Judge William Orrick III, who is not an appeals judge on the Ninth Circuit.

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:15

It is the second aircraft carrier in the People's Liberation Army Navy and its launch was set to coincide with ongoing celebrations of the navy's 68th anniversary this week. China's goal is to build a carrier that is close in size and capability to United States navy's nuclear-powered 100,000-ton Nimitz-class ships, with flat flight decks and catapults to allow planes to launch with more bombs and fuel aboard.

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:15

He potentially could have surpassed his father's size, Edwards said. "Something very unusual has happened and I want to know what", she added. "I've sent rabbits around the world before and nothing like this happened", Simon's breeder Annette Edwards was quoted as saying.

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:14

Back in January , the Trump administration tried to quietly put the issue under the rug when White House advisor Kellyanne Connway told ABC News Trump would not release his tax returns because voters "didn't care." Trump wrote on Twitter that "someone" should investigate "who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday".

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:04

The decision had been expected. Rodriguez also thanked sister nations for standing with the Bolivarian country, adding that on May 2, Venezuela will be in San Salvador with CELAC to denounce the interventionism of the OAS in perpetuating imperialist interests.

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:03

Edwards said she isn't sure why her rabbits grow so large but credits the "very, very laid-back atmosphere" in the English countryside. United Airlines had the highest instances of animal deaths of all of the US carriers previous year, according to the Department of Transportation.

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:00

Sharapova claimed her and her team did not realise that meldonium had been banned after she tested positive for it at the Australian Open in January 2016, with the five-time Grand Slam victor saying she took the drug to treat a heart condition.

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:56

The statement was issued after reports of the possible threat of withdrawal shook markets and triggered a fierce campaign by American business leaders and lawmakers to quash the prospects of a withdrawal. Trudeau - who had spent months courting the US president - spoke by phone with Trump Tuesday evening. "More broadly in terms of our approach to the United States, I would describe it as polite, but firm", Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday in a conference call from ...

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:52

The White House announcement came hours after administration officials said Trump was considering a draft executive order to withdraw the USA from the deal - though administration officials cautioned it was just one of a number of options being discussed by the president and his staff.

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.