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by | April 20, 2017 | 16:17

In a letter to House speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday (18 April) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson noted concerns about Iran's role as a state sponsor of terrorism. "The JCPOA was meant to provide economic relief to Iran in exchange for their suspending their nuclear program", the official said. "Our allies have repeatedly indicated that they will not follow our lead in destroying the nuclear deal nor will they join us on a path to war with Iran".

by | April 20, 2017 | 16:12

Egypt has struggled to combat a wave of Islamic militancy since the 2013 military overthrow of an elected Islamist president. Further, at least 11 people were killed and 35 were wounded in a suicide bombing attack outside of St. It will allow police to detain for 45 days suspects "known to the security services but for whom there is not enough evidence to go to trial", said parliament member Yehia Kedwani.

by | April 20, 2017 | 16:11

A similar policy is being adopted across Canada, which prompted the governors of NY and Wisconsin, two major dairy-producing states, to ask Trump to take action. "Certainly we're pleased that the ambassador to the United States came out supportive of our system last night and we see that our government is supporting us very well on this", said Murray Sherk, an Ontario dairy farmer in Kitchener-Waterloo.

by | April 20, 2017 | 16:09

Mr Corbyn threw down the gauntlet to Mrs May to agree to televised debates, which he said were "what democracy needs and what the British people deserve". An early ballot will give the next leader more time to implement Brexit before another election. Many of Labour's traditional working-class supporters voted to leave the EU, particularly in areas that have seen an influx of eastern European immigrants in recent years.

by | April 20, 2017 | 16:06

Backstrom's second goal of the playoffs came while unchecked on a pass from defenseman Nate Schmidt at 2:43 of the first period with the team playing with four skaters each after coincidental minors. "Once you get into the playoffs , the seeding doesn't really matter", Matthews said. The trio had the highest Corsi For % of any three players during Monday's game.

by | April 20, 2017 | 16:04

The identified perpetrator, Khalid Masood, was born in Kent and lived in West Midlands, according to Metropolitan Police. "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia strongly condemns Wednesday's terrorist act in London , as it does all forms of terrorism".

by | April 20, 2017 | 16:02

Both he and Lavrov said that a range of issues were discussed - most notably the crises in Syria, North Korea and Ukraine - and that both sides had agreed to establish a working group to examine, as Lavrov said, "the irritants" in relations between the United States and Russian Federation.

by | April 20, 2017 | 16:02

Commemoration ceremonies will take place on Sunday at the memorial to honor Canadian soldiers who were killed or wounded during the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917. The battle doesn't even have the distinction of being the first with a Canadian in command of the Canadian Corps. As for unity, there are those who say Vimy actually exacerbated divisions between English-Canada, which supported the war, and French-Canada, which opposed it, by pushing the country closer to conscription.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:59

Kissel). Lee has a hearing in that case Tuesday. However, Pulaski County circuit Judge Wendell Griffin ruled April 14 that the second drug, vecuronium bromide, could not be used in the process. Those moves came after the state had faced a series of legal setbacks in its plan to rush through the executions, an accelerated schedule it said was necessary because its supply of one of the drugs used, midazolam, was about to expire.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:57

The "Yes" camp won more than 51 percent in Sunday's referendum while the "No" side got nearly 49 percent, according to near-complete results released by Turkey's election authorities. Erdogan , meanwhile, called the referendum "the most democratic election. ever seen in any Western country" and admonished the OSCE monitors to "know your place".

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:57

By contrast, Labour has struggled to form a strategy over Brexit, while Corbyn's left-wing leadership is opposed by many of his more centrist MPs. May surprised allies and opponents on Tuesday when she announced her plan to bring forward an election that was not due until 2020.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:50

As tensions continue to rise, the world remains fixated on the nuclear showdown between North Korea and the United States, the subject of the week's Rasmussen Minute. McMaster, or James Mattis at his side? Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced visit to the DMZ (demilitarized zone) on Monday, where he stared down North Korean troops who were stationed several yards away.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:48

Pence's first engagement in Indonesia was morning tea with Jokowi at the presidential palace. The statement about the mutual defense treaty covering all territory administered by Japan was seen by some as a veiled warning in the direction of China, which has been pursuing an aggressive policy of underlining its claims to numerous islands, majority in the South China Sea.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:48

The shadow chancellor said simply that those earning more than that amount were "rich" and should "pay their way more". When pressed Mr McDonnell defined the rich as people earning "above £70,000 to £80,000 a year". People who feel they can keep their wealth offshore and avoid paying taxes. Jeremy Corbyn this morning attacked the "rigged system" and said he would not "play by the rules" in the election.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:48

With May seen winning a new five-year mandate and boosting her majority in Parliament by perhaps 100 seats, the pound held close to six-and-a-half month highs on hopes she may be able to clinch a smoother, more phased departure from the European Union and minimize damage to the United Kingdom economy.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:42

The government was also widely condemned for disqualifying opposition leader Henrique Capriles from running for office for 15 years, meaning that he will be ineligible to challenge Maduro for the presidency in elections due to be held next year.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:41

In the document, known to the White House as the "Buy American and Hire American " order , the President also seeks changes in government procurement that would boost purchases of U.S. Trump made it clear that this order declares that American projects should be made with American goods. The Secretary of Commerce will be tasked with streamlining the existing rules.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:33

George's Anglican Church take to the streets in a public parade through their neighbourhood, during which they marked the optimism that followed Jesus as he entered Jerusalem. There were a lot of people in the pews to celebrate the day's recognition of the "defining moment" in Christianity, he said after the day's service, during which he reiterated the key messages he strived to share with his congregation.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:31

China made a plea for a return to negotiations. Pence spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Finance Minister Taro Aso, among others. "If we notice any sign of assault on our sovereignty, our army will launch merciless military strikes against the United States aggressors, wherever they may exist, from the remote United States lands to the American military bases on the Korean Peninsula, such as those of Japan and elsewhere", Ryol said .

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:24

Handel appeared to have finished behind Ossoff with about 20 percent of the vote. Had he gotten less than two more points, he would have been over the 50 percent mark, so is this a referendum on President Trump? Is this a message that Democrats are sending somehow? He now faces a runoff in June, against one Republican candidate and not 11 that were in fray this time, which may not be as generous to him.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:21

Two of the ANC's main allies, the South African Communist Party and the biggest trade union federation, COSATU, both called on Zuma to step down. People understood to be apart of Zuma's inner circle and who are included in an exclusive WhatAapp group called the "Black Empowerment Foundation" were told by Edward Zuma that Gordhan was definitely going to be fired during the Cabinet reshuffle which took place nearly two weeks ago.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:19

US Vice President Mike Pence has threatened North Korea with an "overwhelming" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons . United Nations diplomats said the proposed statement had consensus from the other 14 Council members, including China, North Korea's biggest ally and a Council permanent member.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:11

US President Donald Trump told North Korea it has "gotta behave " when he answered questions from a reporter in the White House as the crisis escalated. North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and it showed no let-up in its defiance after a failed missile test on Sunday, a day after putting on a huge display of missiles in Pyongyang .

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:09

She strongly warned the countries that if they refuse to hold their soldiers accountable, there will be consequences such as their financial compensation will end. In a 2008 report, for example, 19 allegations were reported in Haiti, but the United Nations recorded only two incidents worldwide involving minors - a seeming contradiction to the U.N.'s own investigation report in late 2007 that detailed the child sex ring with at least nine child victims.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:08

More than 1,900 IS militants, several Afghan security forces and two USA soldiers have been killed in Achin and neighboring districts since early 2015 when IS emerged there, according to Afghan military officials. More than 90 ISIL fighters were killed by the USA military's largest non-nuclear bomb - a figure three times higher than the earliest assessments. "So we have incredible leaders of the military and incredible military, and we are very proud of them, and this was another very ...

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:08

Or have any paperwork that you can show me? "He has autism - he doesn't know what's going on, he's scared to death, he's 10 years old! ". Haygood was later informed that the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office had served John Benjamin a juvenile version of a warrant for allegedly kicking and scratching a teacher last October.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:08

In a joint letter sent recently to Trump, the International Dairy Foods Assn., the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), the U.S. Dairy Export Council and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture urged the Administration to tell Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to halt the new pricing policy and restore imports of the blocked U.S.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:03

Carlotta Sami, the United Nations refugee agency's spokesperson, said seven people died, including one pregnant woman, over three days. So far today #Prudence and #Aquarius have saved ~1000 #people in 9 different boats from the sea. Probably the same. How many would have died? Officials in northern France say an operation to shelter more than 1,000 migrants has ended, five days after the camp they were staying in outside the port city of Dunkirk burned down.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:02

Handel supported Trump in the 2016 election and thanked him on Twitter for his support of her candidacy. Republican candidate for Georgia's Sixth Congressional seat Karen Handel arrives for an election night watch party. I mean, look, for all Republicans, it's all hands on deck for us. Handel finished second as the top Republican vote-getter. "The reaction has been that they nearly won - no, they lost", Mr Spicer insisted.

by | April 20, 2017 | 15:00

South Korea has convened a National Security Council meeting after the failed test, saying in a statement their government "condemns this serious threat on the Korean peninsula and overall worldwide society". China is showing signs of cooperation toward a firmer stance against North Korea, such as by halting regular flights between the two countries' capitals.

by | April 20, 2017 | 14:58

Mourinho's decision to man-mark Eden Hazard and Pedro effectively muzzled Chelsea, who failed to register a shot on target in a league game for the first time since 2007. Those issues, along with United's Europa League exertions, meant few saw past Antonio Conte's table-toppers on Easter Sunday, but Chelsea were in for a rude awakening at Old Trafford.

by | April 20, 2017 | 14:56

Prsident Putin has also suspended the "Deconfliction Line", a military channel created to provide an avenue for negotiation between Russian and US fighter jet missions over Syria. But in a Fox Business Network interview, the US president said he wouldn't intervene militarily against Assad unless the Syrian leader resorts to using weapons of mass destruction again.

by | April 20, 2017 | 14:56

MetService is warning locals to brace for power outages and road blocks with the cyclone to bring similar conditions to the storm that sunk the Wahine in 1968, killing 51 passengers. One man died in New Caledonia when he was trying to cross a river to a friend's home. - 137 schools and 133 Early Childhood centres are closed as Cyclone Cook sets to lash New Zealand.

by | April 20, 2017 | 14:54

Pope Francis castigated "oppressive regimes" in his Easter massage on Sunday and appealed to world leaders to prevent the outbreak of conflicts among nations. In his Easter blessing known as " Urbi et Orbi " ('To the city and the world'), the pope urged the faithful to remember "all those forced to leave their homelands as a result of armed conflicts, terrorist attacks, starvation and oppressive regimes".

by | April 20, 2017 | 14:48

The motive for the attack is not known. "We can not exclude this". Swedish police said Saturday that they had found a "device" in the truck that they were investigating. "We must show a huge force, we must go against this", she told reporters . Friday's attack has deeply shocked the usually tranquil Scandinavian nation, which prides itself on its openness and tolerance.