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by | April 22, 2017 | 08:19

As well as meeting with Australian officials, Mr Pence and his delegation are expected to visit Sydney's tourist sites, including taking a cruise on Sydney Harbour. Pence's Muslim outreach in Indonesia, where 90 percent of the 255 million inhabitants are followers of the faith, has been welcomed locally but it is unlikely to be enough to assuage fears that the Trump administration is anti-Islam.

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:16

It had been expected that the Mercedes driver would face stiff opposition from Australian Grand Prix victor Vettel as well as Hamilton's own team-mate Valtteri Bottas, but the battle was never joined . Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished third after early safety vehicle drama. I think the auto was behaving pretty nicely on fresh tyres, but the fronts just went away after two laps.

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:16

On Thursday, Reuters news agency reported on an increased level of activity of Chinese bombers, citing United States officials who wished to remain anonymous and did not specify the reason for the activity. The Trump administration continues to press China to resolve the North Korea problem, according to a Friday tweet . The US and Pyongyang have ratcheted up their rhetoric, with the latter's state media warning Thursday that a pre-emptive strike by North Korea would result in the US and ...

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:15

During the meeting held at the Prime Minister's Official Residence, Abe and Pence also agreed to seek for China to play a larger role, as it has influence over North Korea . Behind the heated rhetoric, Trump's strategy in the region looks somewhat similar to predecessor Barack Obama's - albeit with the added unpredictability of a new president who has shown he's willing to use force.

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:15

Parsi said: "With this certification, President Trump must now uphold the United States' obligations and renew the sanctions waivers". "It shouldn't have been signed". At the same time , the US retains sanctions against Iran on the missile program, human rights and on suspicion that Tehran sponsors terrorism. "A comprehensive Iran policy requires we address all of the threats posed by Iran, and it is clear there are many", he said.

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:14

Cooper tore apart the justification for holding the vote, that Brexit is being frustrated in parliament, by pointing to the majority that article 50 got in the House. A Royal proclamation will be issued for the election on 3 May, dissolving parliament the statutory 25 days before the general election . But as she spoke Mr Corbyn explicitly ruled out any post-election coalition with the SNP, insisting that he would not do a deal with Nicola Sturgeon's party to forge a so-called "progressive ...

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:13

Two police officials say the chief suspect in the fatal attack on police officers patrolling the Champs-Elysees in Paris was a 39-year-old man from a suburb east of the French capital. He was taken into custody but while being questioned grabbed another officer's gun and shot him three times, the source added. Meanwhile, the two police officers injured in the attack are said to be out of danger.

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:11

Leave.EU was heavily backed by Nigel Farage and co-founded millionaire Ukip donor Arron Banks. But it continued to play an instrumental role and has remained active since the June 23 vote, campaigning for Britain to exit the European single market and for a strict immigration policy.

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:11

US Vice President Mike Pence was in Seoul, South Korea, Monday where he warned the North not to test Trump's resolve, adding "all options are on the table". The Trump administration has taken an increasingly hardline stance on North Korea , floating the possibility of a military solution to the tensions.

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:11

He signed the order during a visit to the headquarters of Snap-On Inc, a tool manufacturer in Kenosha, Wisconsin , saying that H-1B visas should "never be used to replace Americans", adding that "we are about to take bold new steps to follow through on my pledge to buy American and hire American".

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:09

They came hours after state media in Pyongyang warned that a pre-emptive strike by North Korea would result in the US and South Korea being "completely destroyed in an instant". Mr Abe said it was a "matter of paramount importance for us to seek diplomatic efforts as well peaceable settlements of the issue". The report went on to say that the Pentagon continued to discover new failures during testing.

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:05

Le Pen, the leader of France's right-wing National Front party, has been the most hawkish candidate on security issues and is a known critic of France's current immigration policies. "How can you can believe a candidate on this subject when he cut 13,000 from the security forces when he was prime minister" in 2007-12, said Cazeneuve, who was interior minister before becoming head of government in December.

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:04

State officials administered the lethal injection into the inmate at 11:44 p.m. local time after Lee, who asked for holy communion as his last meal, declined to make any final statements. The legal fight over the executions also included an effort to prevent the state from using another lethal injection drug that its maker said it was misled into selling the prison system, not knowing it would be used for capital punishment.

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:01

Two other officers were seriously wounded in the attack in the popular tourist area in central Paris . A statement released through ISIS' mouthpiece, Amaq News Agency, said the terror group was responsible for the attack , and named the attacker as Abu Yousuf "the Belgian".

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:01

Roman Seleznev was found guilty in August of filching consumer credit card numbers from hundreds of retail businesses worldwide and selling the data online, allegedly causing more than $169 million in fraud losses. The sentence was imposed by Judge Richard A. Jones of the Western District of Washington. Litvak read a statement from Seleznev, who said "the decision by the United States government clearly demonstrates to the entire world that I am a political prisoner".

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:58

But other Republicans have expressed skepticism related to progress on the health care front, pointing to the hurdle of an internal divide between moderate and conservative GOP House members that stalled the initial attempt to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's signature legislation.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:53

The clash is the latest round in an escalating dispute between New York City and the presidential administration of its native son, Donald Trump. In a statement accompanying the letters, the Justice Department specifically called out what it called New York City's "soft on crime" stance as causing an increase in murders.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:52

Speaking at a joint news conference with acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn in Seoul on April 17, Pence said "all options are on the table" and "the era of strategic patience is over". American officials said the missile test-fired on Sunday exploded seconds after launch. "They haven't successfully tested any sort of missile that can reach us".

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:50

According to Indian intelligence officials, Murshid Mohammed, in his 20s, who hailed from Kasaragode in Kerala, was among the IS militants killed after the USA military struck the IS' position in Nangarhar province, near the Pakistan border, on Thursday with a massive 10-tonne missile-powered bomb.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:49

European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said yesterday that the "real political" negotiations of Brexit will start after the snap British election. The European Parliament's Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said the election was a chance for Britons to determine what kind of EU relationship they wanted.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:47

MSF said in a series of tweets that NGOs were being forced to fill gaps in service provision left by the European Union coastguard. The number of migrants increased to a high of 5,079 for 2016, according the the IOM - despite a huge decline in numbers of migrant arrivals since 2014.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:41

Paul says the worst-case scenario involving North Korea would be an attack on its southern neighbor, a major US ally. North Korea has recently launched ballistic missile tests and threatened to conduct its sixth underground nuclear test. Pence's speech on the aircraft carrier followed meetings Tuesday in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, where he noted that "all options are on the table".

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:32

China has criticised North Korea's missile tests. The announcement followed an inaugural meeting Tuesday of the U.S. -Japan Economic Dialogue in Tokyo chaired by visiting U.S. A separate critical test in the Pacific region, to be held at the end of May, will examine the ability of the United States to shoot down a future North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile that could threaten the US.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:25

Russian Federation and Syria have claimed conventional Syrian weaponry struck a rebel chemical weapons depot, causing the tragedy. CNN said according to one United States defense official, Syria appears to have moved most, if not all, of its aircraft to the Latakia province.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:24

The so-called " Islamic State " (IS) jihadi group claimed responsibility for the attack, in which the assailant was killed by police. (French) "We are convinced that the leads that are contributing to the investigation, which should reveal the truth, are terrorist in nature".

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:24

He proposes "disobeying treaties from the moment we take power" and negotiating new European Union rules - followed by a referendum on whether France should leave the bloc it helped found . The latest deadly ISIS attack in Paris on the famed Champs-Elysees - the heart of the city's shopping district - may be the tipping point mobilizing voters to pull the lever for Marine Le Pen on Sunday in France's high-stakes first round of its presidential election.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:23

State law requires him to serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for good-behavior release, meaning he could be freed in roughly 20 years. Smith was cast during the trial not only as a football hero — part of the Saints team that lifted the stricken city's spirits after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the one that won a Super Bowl in 2010 — but also a beloved community leader who settled in New Orleans after retirement.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:23

Afghan officials also said there were no civilians casualties in the bombing, which was coordinated with them. It was the first time the United States military had unleashed the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, its largest non-nuclear bomb, in combat.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:17

On hearing the news, Ms Pittman took a flight to Hamilton, where she was joined by "thousands" of members of the public in the search for Cooper. WestJet flew Cooper's owners to Hamilton on Thursday where they began searching with the airline and local lost pet search groups.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:15

In a letter to the Berkeley College Republicans , they said the university had been "unable to find a safe and suitable venue for your planned April 27 event featuring Ann Coulter ". University officials canceled that speech, and blamed "masked agitators" for smashing windows and starting fires. While last week, threats of violence forced the Berkeley College Republicans to cancel a speech by writer David Horowitz .

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:14

Eric Anduze graduated from the academy in 1993 with a degree in aerospace engineering. "There is no way for South Korea not to have known that the Carl Vinson would not be in Korean waters last Saturday", said Kim Dong-yub, a former navy officer and defence analyst at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies at Kyungnam University in Seoul.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:13

Le Pen wants France to have better relations with Russian Federation and its president, Vladimir Putin. Serving President Francois Hollande said: "We shall be of the utmost vigilance, especially in relation to the election". Either candidate will be expected to beat Le Pen in the second round. Melenchon has enjoyed a late surge in polls that place him among the top contenders during Sunday's first-round vote.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:10

Opposition parties had said they would not block the move and have already begun soliciting support from the public, kicking of a swift seven weeks of campaigning. Polls give the Conservatives a double-digit lead over Labour , and May is gambling that an election will deliver her a personal mandate from voters and produce a bigger Conservative majority.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:07

The French government said it would "follow with great care" the worldwide monitors' final report in coming weeks, particularly in relation to a reported last-minute change of rules by the electoral boards to allow ballots that had not been officially stamped.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:03

The U.S. president met earlier this month with Xi and urged him to do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programs. According to the official, there have been a large number of Chinese military aircraft readied to "reduce the time to react to a North Korea contingency".