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Korea crisis is at the worst point he's seen


Sheriff's deputies and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents discovered Semaj Crosby around midnight Wednesday at the home in Joliet , the Will County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Thursday. Semaj was last seen wearing a gray, long-sleeve shirt with a cat face; and blue jeans, according to the sheriff's office. "It just hurts me, because it shouldn't have happened at all", he said. Read More »

East Wing shoots down reports that first lady Melania Trump is unhappy


Just like "the girl from the south side" who came before her, Melania Trump's rise to first lady was entirely unprecedented, and no less fascinating to witness in its own right. The source also said that the business mogul was rude to her during that time. "Even those First Ladies who evaded the spotlight-such as Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, and Pat Nixon-graciously and publicly stood by their men", A. Read More »

Netanyahu Cancels Meeting With German FM


German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel was due to meet with "civil society" groups on Tuesday, said a spokeswoman in Berlin who declined to identify the groups. Earlier, Netanyahu threatened that he would call off his meeting with Gabriel if the latter met with the two rights groups. Over the past few days, messages were sent from Jerusalem to the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin in an attempt to stop Gabriel's meeting with left-wing organizations. Read More »

Media Freedom has Never Been So Threatened in Democratic Countries


Released on Wednesday, the World Press Freedom Index ranks Burma 131st out of 180 countries surveyed, one spot ahead of fellow ASEAN nation Cambodia and notably leapfrogging neighbour Thailand, which ranked 142nd this year. The report said the reductions in press freedoms are most pronounced in places where "the authoritarian strongman model has triumphed", such as Poland, Hungary and Turkey. Read More »

Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke USA law

The White House later in the day sought to distance itself from Flynn, who was forced to resign in February over phone conversations he had with the Russian ambassador. The director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under President Obama, Flynn received $45,000 from the Russia-controlled news outlet RT to appear at an event in December 2015. Read More »

Canadian PM responds to Trump's criticism of dairy industry


Fitzgerald says legislators will continue to press the Canadians until they get a good explanation for the policy shift. "This is devastating to the farmers, and it's been really heartbreaking for us", said Daniel Smith who oversees the Wisconsin Farm Center at the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Read More »

UNSG urges aid accesses to Yemen ports for averting starvation

The European Commission announced at the United Nations in Geneva its intention to release further support of €116 million for those in need in Yemen , the European Commission said in a press release. Cappelaere said UNICEF and other aid groups have called on all parties to keep the port and other entry points, such as the Sanaa airport, open on a daily basis to bring in much-needed supplies. Read More »

Turkish Opposition to Seek Referendum Annulment Even After Appeal Rejection


Prime Minister and AKP leader Binali Yildirim said Erdogan can rejoin the party he founded in 2001 once official results of the plebiscite, granting him sweeping powers, are announced. And the choices of the people will have been insulted if you say such things. "And if he needs to work with countries like Turkey and others to do that, I think that's his priority and that's what his focus is", deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to Wisconsin. Read More »

Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria

Jim Mattis said on Friday that Syria had dispersed its warplanes in recent days and that it retained chemical weapons, an issue he said would have to be taken up diplomatically. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said 17 high-ranking officials in the Assad regime, along with five organizations that may have used chemical weapons, have been placed on a list that freezes their assets in Canada and prohibits dealing with them. Read More »

Welsh electoral 'earthquake' of Tory gains suggested by poll


More than 1,000 pollsters were interviewed and yet only 30 per cent indicated their intention to vote Labour , a decrease of three per cent since the start of 2017. "For the Conservatives potentially to be in a position not merely to finish ahead of Labour but even to win over half the seats in Wales indicates that we are on the brink of something truly seismic". Read More »

Julian Assange says Turkey tried to cover up Armenian Genocide


More than 200,000 people of Armenian descent live in Los Angeles County, according to US census data. "That's the one government that I identify with as being mine, and I would like them to call a spade a spade and I would like them to refer to the historical events as what they were", he said. Read More »

Erdogan says referendum turnout among Turks abroad jumps

The AK Party has been carrying out a massive campaign to convince Turks to vote for the constitutional changes. If approved, the new system will see the scrapping of the post of prime minister, the creation of vice presidents and the empowering of the president to appoint ministers. Read More »

Corbyn blows hole in Labour policy with Trident snub


Pressed on whether a commitment to renew Trident would be in Labour's election manifesto, he replied: "We are having that discussion within the Labour Party and we will publish our manifesto in May". Mr Corbyn underlined the importance of getting round the table to bring about a political solution instead of starting "more air strikes which may kill many innocent people, as has happened". Read More »

Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump said he doesn't believe Iran has lived "up to the spirit" of the 2015 nuclear deal. However, calling Iran "a leading state sponsor of terror", Tillerson informed the Congress that the Trump administration had directed a full review of the 2015 nuclear deal to evaluate whether continued sanctions relief was in the US national security interests. Read More »

US VP Mike Pence meets Indonesian president on Asia tour

Pence's visit will be the first time a U.S. Vice President has come to Australia before a President in almost 30 years. Regional security and North Korea will be at the heart of discussions between Malcolm Turnbull and Mike Pence when the U.S. Read More »

Arbor Day project to beautify Fountain Park


The fourth-graders will get lessons on bees, tree care, recycling, birds, weather, insects and more. Sidney Tree Board is celebrating Arbor Day with its annual tree giveaway Saturday. About TruGreen Memphis, Tenn. -based TruGreen is the nation's largest lawn care company, serving more than 2.3 million residential and commercial customers across the United States with lawn, tree and shrub care. Read More »

Pence says US stands by ally Japan on North Korea problem

North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador, Kim In-ryong, described US-South Korean military exercises as the largest ever "aggressive war drill" and said his country was "ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US". "But the US is troubled by China's economic retaliation against South Korea for taking appropriate steps to defend itself", he said, referring to the US THAAD missile defence system. Read More »

Tiger still in the woods


What Mark [O'Meara] was saying at Augusta, I have good days and bad days. "That's all I can say". "My favorite golf in the world is played on the ground", he said . Stewart's wife Tracey says she's touched by the naming of this new course. "Tiger and I were talking today as we were driving around". And this is one of them. Read More »

Pence, on United States carrier, pledges to defend Asia

With no US trade representative yet in office and other key positions still unfilled, such nitty-gritty discussions will have to come later. But Pence foreshadowed some reworking of the commercial and economic relationship saying that USA exporters should face a level playing field. Read More »

Brexit: Tusk and May in 'friendly' meeting


He also stressed that parallel talks on future EU-UK relationship are not possible until the uncertainties linked to the past are sorted out satisfactorily. The leader of the EPP group of centre-right MEPs, Germany's Manfred Weber, told the Parliament that the United Kingdom could not simply pick and choose areas such as security, scientific collaboration and free trade where it wanted to co-operate with the remaining 27 member states. Read More »

Kendrick Lamar is darn good on new album


Things will be interesting on the charts next week with Kendrick's album having its first-week run. Kendrick treated the crowd to several songs from his new record, which hit headlines upon its release for its politically charged theme throughout and contributions from the likes of Rihanna and U2, including DNA , XXX and God . Read More »

Russian Federation vetoes United Nations draft resolution on Syria gas attack probe

Russian Federation is set to block a push by Western powers at the United Nations later on Wednesday to bolster support for global inquiries into the April 4 toxic gas attack in Syria . "We're not going into Syria", Trump declared to FoxNews. Mr Lavrov said: "We have talked about the ensuing missile attack by the USA against the air base on April 7th". Read More »

Why the Big US Bomb Was Dropped on Afghanistan

Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, said Saturday the number of Islamic State group dead was up from the 36 reported a day earlier. "As a result of the bombing, key Daesh (IS) hideouts and deep tunnel complex were destroyed and 36 IS fighters were killed", the USA defence ministry said in a statement . Read More »

North Korean official says will continue missile tests

Also, K.T. McFarland, Trump's deputy national security adviser, wouldn't comment on whether the USA sabotaged North Korea's missile test, told Fox News . "But dialogue for the sake of having dialogue is meaningless". Air China planes are parked at Beijing International Airport on April 6, 2017. In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, speaking to reporters Monday evening, said he hopes "there will be no unilateral actions like those we saw recently in Syria and that the USA will ... Read More »

BC election: Key developments from Day Two on the campaign trail


Lower costs but better jobs and services - that was NDP leader John Horgan's motto as he kicked off his party's provincial election campaign in Surrey on Sunday. Clark attacked the NDP on what she called their lack of financial planning. "Here we've got hallway medicine emerging", said Horgan, citing the story of a senior who laid on a bed in the Eagle Ridge Hospital hallway for 36 hours. Read More »