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by | April 26, 2017 | 00:50

Schumer, D-N.Y., the Senate minority leader, said he and Trump struck a deal in a phone conversation Thursday to take on Canada regarding an issue hurting dairy farms in NY and Wisconsin. "Simply put, the US, and for that matter, for the last of years, right around the world, there has been too much milk produced", he said."This oversupply in the U.S.is especially a challenge where there is a lack of processing capacity".

by | April 26, 2017 | 00:47

The new sanctions are the latest USA response to Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons, most recently in rebel-held northern Idlib, in an attack that killed more than 80 civilians. The Treasury Department blacklisted 18 Syrians in January after an investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the global body that polices chemical weapons, determined that the government had been responsible for three chlorine gas attacks.

by | April 26, 2017 | 00:46

UPDATE: The entire US Senate have been summoned to the White House on Wednesday to be briefed by senior administration officials about the brewing confrontation with North Korea. Washington has already sent the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group to the western Pacific Ocean. But the ships are probably several days from arriving in the region.

by | April 26, 2017 | 00:46

Turnbull now feels that these tests are not enough to assess whether an applicant has understanding of and commitment to "Australian values" and responsibilities. The numbers of jobs eligible for the two-year and four-year visa streams will be slashed, with 216 occupations ranging from antique dealer to fisheries officer to shoe-maker, axed from a list of 651 professions on the list.

by | April 26, 2017 | 00:37

And it is unclear how much longer he can survive in his job. There's been something of a Cold War inside the White House. Bannon has reportedly derided Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and their White House allies as "globalists" and "Democrats", and according to the New York Times many on the right worry that they represent "a slow and risky creep of liberalism into the administration".

by | April 26, 2017 | 00:35

The committee leadership also said that there was "no evidence" that General Flynn had complied with the law before accepting payments from Russian Federation for a 2015 speech. "It was inappropriate. And there are repercussions for the violation of law", the Republican representative added. Cummings told reporters that, while he was not authorized to discuss the details of the documents he'd been shown, "we can say this: They are extremely troubling".

by | April 26, 2017 | 00:35

Hijazi was held captive in Egypt for three years until April 16 when she was acquitted of bogus child abuse charges. . "Today, the President is proud to be welcoming her back to the White House and happy that she is back home on American soil", said Press Secretary Sean Spicer .

by | April 26, 2017 | 00:30

Voters in the Indonesian capital Jakarta will elect a governor after a campaign which has heightened religious and racial tensions. Hardline groups had pledged to station monitors at polling booths but police moved to ban the plan, warning it could cause "intimidation".

by | April 26, 2017 | 00:24

China, North Korea's sole major ally, has in turn been angered by Pyongyang's belligerence, as well as its nuclear and missile programs. North Korea often also marks significant dates by displaying its military capability. The White House is planning to brief senators about North Korea on Wednesday as Trump weighs options for dealing with the regime, which also reportedly detained a US citizen last weekend.

by | April 26, 2017 | 00:18

On Tuesday, the US and South Korean navies conducted a joint drill in Korean waters involving a member of the Carl Vison Strike Group - the USS Wayne Meyer, which is equipped with the Aegis missile defense system to shoot down North Korean projectiles.

by | April 26, 2017 | 00:11

Sasikala was elected as the AIADMK's General Secretary in December 2016. "We met the Speaker [of the Tamil Nadu Assembly] and demanded an immediate Assembly session". The sudden announcement by Jayakumar came after efforts for the merger hit a hurdle with Panneerselvam insisting on his demand for the ouster of Sasikala, Dinakaran and their family from the party and the government.

by | April 26, 2017 | 00:10

Following the deadly Taliban attack on an Afghan army base, Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and National Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shaheem today resigned with immediate effect. Earlier, the commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan, US General John Nicholson, addressed Congress, asking for support to be boosted for forces on the ground by sending additional troops.

by | April 26, 2017 | 00:03

The attack at a military base in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif raises more questions about the Afghan military's ability to defend against such attacks, more than 15 years after the USA drove the Taliban from power. The exact toll from Friday's assault in the northern province of Balkh remained unclear, with some local officials putting the number of dead as high as 140.

by | April 25, 2017 | 23:57

But after weeks of bitter infighting, Petry made the shock announcement Wednesday that she would not seek to lead the AfD's campaign this year. As thousands gathered outside the convention hall to protest the AfD, the party laid bare the personal and political divisions that have contributed to the loss of a third of its support since the beginning of the year.

by | April 25, 2017 | 23:54

The CBI's move on Tuesday comes almost three months after the Supreme Court directed it to probe the 1974-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer. Following reports that Sinha had met several suspects in the cases at his residence, the Supreme Court - which already had been monitoring the cases - took cognisance of the allegations.

by | April 25, 2017 | 23:54

Spicer apologized for his comments Tuesday afternoon, calling them "inappropriate and insensitive". "It was a mistake to do that". "He admitted it", Coffman said, before clarifying: "I mean, he needs to go". Spicer was forced to walk back that claim, eventually apologizing for becoming a "distraction" from the Trump administration. Turkey said sarin gas was used.

by | April 25, 2017 | 23:41

Ahead of the trip, she co-authored an opinion piece in the Financial Times calling for more global efforts to invest in women's economic empowerment. She then participated in a panel discussion on women's empowerment and entrepreneurship at the W-20, a summit of G-20 countries aimed at promoting women's workforce participation and equality.

by | April 25, 2017 | 22:49

With an office at the White House , Ivanka works with her father on a daily basis, advising him and giving her advice on many subjects. Behind the smiles of the facade, Melania Trump and Ivanka cannot standAccording to a journalist of the American magazine Vanity Fair , Melania Trump and her daughter-in-law Ivanka would not be able to bear.

by | April 25, 2017 | 22:28

We have had a fantastic run recently and we want to keep that going. If former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was a master at playing mind games with his rivals, his Italian successor Antonio Conte seems reluctant to follow suit. Tottenham's next match comes against in-form Palace on Wednesday. We have to look forward to a very important game . "But we try to make a good balance".

by | April 25, 2017 | 22:25

These gains helped push MSCI's world stocks index, comprising shares from 46 countries to a fresh all-time high after chalking up its biggest rise since shortly after Britain's vote last June to leave the European Union. Le Pen has said for months she is not, strictly speaking, an FN candidate but a candidate backed by the FN. Losing Republican candidate Francois Fillon had already called for his supporters to back Macron.

by | April 25, 2017 | 22:13

After the agency review, Congress may need to act, though, to ensure that "Buy American, Hire American" actually means something. Trump said his administration is going to enforce "Hire American" rules that are created to protect jobs and wages of workers in the United States.

by | April 25, 2017 | 22:13

Ms Choi is accused of using her presidential connections to put pressure on companies to give millions of dollars in donations to non-profit foundations she controlled. Park and her confidant, Choi Soon-sil, are accused of extorting money from 18 companies -- including Samsung -- in return for political favors. The contribution, which was made by Lotte in May previous year, was returned back to Lotte, right before prosecutors' raid in June into the Lotte headquarters and offices for Shin's ...

by | April 25, 2017 | 22:05

There have been occasions in the past when political tensions have reached crisis point - most recently in April 2013 - but Trump's firm rhetoric on North Korea in recent weeks is unusual for a United States leader. Update: There are wide speculations that North Korean dictator is planning to carry out a nuclear test tomorrow , timed to coincide with a celebration of its military's founding anniversary.

by | April 25, 2017 | 22:03

If put to death, they would be the second and third Arkansas inmates executed this month. The United States Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Arkansas to put prisoner Ledell Lee to death in the state's first execution in 12 years . The U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday refused to halt Lee's execution after he unsuccessfully petitioned the Eight Circuit for a stay. McKesson said it was disappointed with the court's ruling.

by | April 25, 2017 | 22:01

Ms Le Pen, who accuses the European Union of taking away France's sovereignty and hurting its economy , wants to pull France out of the European Union and the euro - which could devastate the bloc and badly disrupt financial markets. I don't want to be European Commission president. Or will the left-wing firebrand Mélenchon cause widespread shock? Le Pen would lose in the second round of voting against all three rival candidates.

by | April 25, 2017 | 21:59

Speaking on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Moshe Kantor described Le Pen as "dangerous" and added that it was "extremely regrettable that more than one in five French voters voted for Le Pen". The Brexit case is slightly more complicated. Mr Macron received several congratulatory calls on Monday from European leaders relieved to find him in pole position.

by | April 25, 2017 | 21:56

This time, the galvanizing issue is not race, but Zuma's leadership - most recently, his controversial decision to fire a respected finance minister and eight other cabinet members. "And it seems like everything that filters down is led by him, in terms of the breakdown of the country". UDM leader Bantu Holomisa said the march was not a numbers game but was meant to deliver a message.

by | April 25, 2017 | 21:55

Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police pursued him for under a mile before the suspect shot and killed himself , according to Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams. Stephens is believed to have videotaped his actions and published it on Facebook, along with another video threatening to kill others and claiming he had already killed 13 people.

by | April 25, 2017 | 21:53

In the months before the referendum, more than a dozen HDP parliamentarians were thrown in prison on terrorism charges as were hundreds of party members. The petition of the CHP cited a number of irregularities during both the voting and counting processes for the referendum, specifically underlining that the YSK's decision to count unsealed ballot papers as valid increased suspicions of fraud.

by | April 25, 2017 | 21:52

The Associated Press says it's confirmed that the same amount was received by Manafort's consulting firm in the U.S. Last summer, Manafort's name appeared in a so-called black ledger allegedly detailing Yanukovych's secret cash payments to political allies.

by | April 25, 2017 | 21:51

Noting that it has been left unattended for a long time, Trump said it is time to resolve the North Korean problem. The port call by the USS Michigan came as a United States aircraft carrier strike group steams for Korean waters and as the top nuclear envoys from South Korea, Japan, and the U.S.

by | April 25, 2017 | 21:46

Security experts have expressed concerns that Pyongyang may conduct its sixth nuclear test or test-fire an inter-continental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland ahead of a key anniversary on Tuesday. "Initiating a conflict, especially taking out a major asset like an aircraft carrier, is probably going to be close to inviting the destruction of their regime", said former U.S.

by | April 25, 2017 | 21:43

Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz said it appeared Flynn broke the law by failing to disclose the payments from Russia's RT television on his early 2016 security clearance renewal. The Oversight Committee is investigating whether Flynn properly disclosed payments from Russian Federation and Turkey on his application for a security clearance.

by | April 25, 2017 | 21:42

Trump also flexed his military muscle last week by ordering cruise missile strikes on a Syrian airbase the USA believed was the origin of a chemical weapons attack on civilians in a northern Syria town. With China-U.S. ties warming after the summit, China appears to have responded to Washington's call to do more in reining in North Korea, the source said.

by | April 25, 2017 | 21:41

With some voters doubtful whether the 39-year-old former banker is experienced enough to be head of state, Macron appealed for cool heads. A man who turned himself in to Antwerp police was Youssef El Osri. The attacker was shot and killed by officers. He was jailed again in 2013 for lesser offenses and released on probation two years later. Previously, he served 14 years in prison for crimes including attempted murder, after he grabbed a police officer's gun and shot him.