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by | April 27, 2017 | 19:10

While the talk called for tolerance in a divided world, it ended with a belief in the power of hope. "Many of us, nowadays, seem to believe that a happy future is something impossible to achieve". Nonetheless, getting Francis to address the worldwide conference took many discussions and several trips to Rome, TED's global Curator, Bruno Giussani, said in a blog post .

by | April 27, 2017 | 19:10

India on Wednesday handed over to Pakistan, a letter of appeal from the mother of former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a military court on espionage charges. The Indian envoy repeated India's demand for consular access. "We already have evidence in the Jadhav case". We have asked Pakistani government earlier also, and yesterday our High Commissioner (to Pakistan Gautam Bambawale) made a request on providing a report on his medical condition.

by | April 27, 2017 | 19:09

China may be planning to build at least two, and possibly as many as four, additional carriers, with one of them, the Type 002, reported to be already under construction at a shipyard outside Shanghai. It will reportedly be operational by 2020. In recent months, Beijing has been irked by U.S. naval patrols near islands that China claims in the South China Sea.

by | April 27, 2017 | 19:08

China said it has expressed serious concern to Washington and Seoul after the THAAD movement on Wednesday. "It is purely a defensive system. It is just like sweeping the sea with a broom", the official Korean Central News Agency cited a foreign ministry spokesman as saying.

by | April 27, 2017 | 19:06

The White House is reportedly drawing up an executive order that will formally withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement. U.S. President Donald Trump is continuing to threaten changes to long-standing trade agreements with Canada. This is not Mr trump's first foray into withdrawing the United States from major trade agreements.

by | April 27, 2017 | 19:05

The port call by the USS Michigan came as a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group steamed towards Korean waters and as top envoys for North Korea policy from South Korea, Japan and the United States met in Tokyo . He added that some of those rockets and artillery shells could be carrying chemical or even nuclear weapons since South Korean targets are close enough for North Korea to hit without using the advanced long-range missiles they have been developing.

by | April 27, 2017 | 19:05

Leaders will also demand that Britain not only pay tens of billions of euros to cover a share of European Union commitments made before Brexit, but also for spending through to the end of 2020 under a 7-year European Union budget plan, or MFF, which Britain agreed from 2014.

by | April 27, 2017 | 19:02

President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters Turkey would reconsider its position on joining the European Union if it was kept waiting much longer and if the current hostile mentality of some member states persists. "You need a country like Turkey, a different country symbolizing a different faith, this would make them very strong", he said. "They are finding it very hard to absorb a Muslim country like Turkey", he said.

by | April 27, 2017 | 19:02

U.S. officials said they were "deeply concerned" after Turkey carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday against United States allies fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq . Turkey and the government of the Iraqi region of Kurdistan have repeatedly asked the group to leave. Turkey has long claimed that the area was becoming a hotbed for PKK rebels.

by | April 27, 2017 | 19:00

On Saturday, people of North Korea are marking the country's main holiday - the anniversary of birth of North Korea's founding leader Kim Il-sung. Mr Trump had earlier said that if China was not prepared to help, the United States would "solve the problem without them".

by | April 27, 2017 | 19:00

Korean People's Army (KPA) tanks are displayed during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. Seoul and Washington agreed the deployment previous year after signs of growing belligerence from North Korea, but an environmental impact assessment was still being carried out and the start of the installation came as a surprise.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:55

Special Judge Poonam Chaudhary, who heard arguments on behalf of police and the defence counsel on the issue of permitting custodial interrogation, allowed Delhi Police to quiz Dhinakaran in its custody till May one. The police are probing allegations that members of the Edappadi K. Palaniswami-led faction bribed an Election Commission officer to retain the party's name.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:53

She added: "I am the candidate of workers, the candidate of the French who don't want their jobs taken away". The campaign maneuver put Macron on the defensive and prompted him to also meet angry Whirlpool workers later the same day. Macron took the momentum from the factory vehicle park into his rally in Arras on Wednesday evening, when he gave one of his most aggressive speeches yet and focused his anger on his rival.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:52

Harry Harris, the chief of U.S. Pacific Command, told the House Armed Services Committee. For the new US administration, the North Korean nuclear issue is the top priority, and the country is closely cooperating with its allies and partners including South Korea to resolve the issue, he said .

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:51

The briefing will be conducted by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford , Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. But he added that there was the risk "of a lot more Koreans and Japanese and Americans dying if North Korea achieves its nuclear aims and does what [North Korean leader Kim Jong-un] has said it's going to do".

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:46

When discussing individual and corporate tax reform, we're basically talking about the entire economy. But there was no expectation that the White House would elucidate how the deep cuts would be financed, and administration officials are cognizant of the challenges of pushing through a proposal that could dramatically add to the national debt.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:42

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that physically challenged persons would be allowed to register and cast their votes for the 2019 general elections. "There is also a one-year jail term, N100,000 fine, or both, for any person who makes a false statement, fails to give information or facilitate the registration of a fictitious person", he said.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:35

Under the new regime, police would use new roadside saliva or blood tests to determine if a person is intoxicated, a crime punishable by fines or up to 10 years in prison. Shares of marijuana producers were trading lower following the announcement, though the stocks have seen a run-up in anticipation of legalization.Canopy Growth Corp (WEED.TO) fell 3.8 percent to C$9.92, though the stock has more than tripled in the previous year.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:35

On Tuesday - with the repercussions from his earlier remark still in the air - Imamura said at an evening party of his LDP faction that it was "rather good" that the 2011 tsunami-quake disaster hit the Tohoku region and "not somewhere near the Tokyo area", because it would have caused an "enormous amount of (financial) damage" to the country.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:34

She responded by claiming that Sean Spicer gave "alternative facts" to those media outlets reported . In more than half a dozen interviews during the campaign with Bannon on Breitbart's radio show, Trump laid out his vision for leading the country, with Bannon sometimes playing the role of coach.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:34

The April 4 attack drew worldwide condemnation and provoked the United States to launch two 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on a Syrian airbase. The chemical attack in Syria prompted the United States to launch its first military strike on the Syrian regime in the six-year war, causing a major rift between Washington and Moscow.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:34

The White House is considering announcing US's unilateral withdrawal from the NAFTA signed with Mexico and Canada, media reports said on Wednesday citing a draft of the executive order, which is under discussion. Renegotiating or withdrawing from NAFTA, a decades-old trade deal that Trump has described as a "disaster" and says hurts USA workers, was one of the president's campaign pledges.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:33

Trump, in phone calls with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday, agreed to proceed swiftly to enable the renegotiation of the Nafta deal to the benefit of all three countries. Trump recently ramped up his criticism of Canada and this week ordered 20 percent tariffs on imports of Canadian softwood lumber, setting a tense tone as the three countries prepared to renegotiate the pact.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:31

One day after Donald Trump called Canada a "disgrace" for policies that hurt American farmers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he plans to be respectful and engage with the US on a fact-based approach to solve problems. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni to his Centre Block office and thanked him for his support on the Canada-EU free trade deal.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:28

They accuse the president of eroding democracy. The source did not specify whether he was an anti-Maduro protester or a pro-government activist. "We are going to resist. Amnesty says it has compiled a "catalogue of illegal actions on the part of the Venezuelan authorities to repress freedom of expression". Still, when the determined group walks through a protest in single file, demonstrators stop their shouts of "No more dictatorship!" and instead clap and cheer them on with yells of ...

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:27

The Amiens factory joins a list of threatened plants that have become symbolic of job losses in French presidential campaigns. Posing for pictures with workers wearing bright yellow high-vis vests, Ms Le Pen declared herself the true candidate of French workers - saying: "Everyone knows what side Emmanuel Macron is on - he is on the side of the corporations.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:25

CTE is a degenerative brain disease believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head. The Boston University CTE Center is one of the leading research efforts to diagnose and understand the disease, which can result in violent mood swings, memory loss and other cognitive difficulties.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:20

I'm not trying to cop out, but it's going to be collective. UCLA's Fabian Moreau and USC's Adoree' Jackson are widely regarded as early-round picks, too . Things get very interesting at No. 6 with the Jets , who could take a quarterback or trade down for a team looking to get Trubisky. That at least suggests the Browns don't want to reach for a QB at No.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:15

A police officer is facing charges after authorities say a 3-year veteran with the Philadelphia Police Department was in possession of child porn. Police say in March of 2016, members of the Special Victims Unit used a program to proactively search for individuals viewing, downloading, and sharing child pornography.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:14

It comes after Ms Le Pen promised voters she would let them decide whether to keep or ditch the failing euro if she ascends to the presidency. Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar also weighed in, saying in an address organized by the Limmud FSU educational organization, "If Marine Le Pen is elected president of France, the Jews must leave".

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:14

Aya and her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, as well as four other Egyptian humanitarian workers, were found not guilty by an Egyptian court earlier this week after three years in detention. Earlier this month President Donald Trump moved to reset USA relations with Egypt, hosting Sisi for talks at the White House and giving him firm backing , including in the fight against Islamist militants.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:11

French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are hoping to b. Mr Macron said that unnamed political rivals would try to spread false news about him this week that suggested that he had money stashed in offshore accounts, which he flatly denied.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:10

The attacks in Syria targeted the headquarters of the Peoples' Defence Units, the Syrian Kurdish militia known as the YPG, on Mount Karachok near Derik, and the northeastern province of Hassakeh. The airstrikes also killed five members of the Iraqi Kurdish militia known as the peshmerga, which is also battling the extremist group with help from the USA -led coalition.

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:10

Should Wells Fargo directors win narrow majorities - between 50 to 80 percent of votes cast - the board would have to decide whether to accept any individual director's resignation. Chairman Stephen Sanger, re-elected with just 56 percent of the vote, said that "shareholders sent a message to the entire board of directors, a message of dissatisfaction".

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:10

When asked whether the president is insisting that there is money for actual construction of the wall in the current appropriations bill, Spicer said , "We are still in discussions with the House and Senate leadership, but I think the president has been very clear that he wants a wall".