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Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions
- April 23, 2017

The state has appealed that ruling to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which hadn't weighed in as of mid-afternoon. Lawyers for the inmates challenged the use of midazolam, which was involved in flawed executions elsewhere, as well as the shortened timeframe. (more...)
China prepares to launch country's first cargo spacecraft China prepares to launch country's first cargo spacecraft
- April 23, 2017

The event is broadcast live by China Central Television (CCTV). For this mission, the unpiloted 28,700 pounds (13,000 kilogram) Tianzhou-1 spacecraft will rendezvous with the Chinese Tiangong-2 space station, which launched in September 2017. (more...)
'Hoosiers' filmmakers criticize Mike Pence, whose favorite movie is 'Hoosiers'
- April 23, 2017

Dougal Robinson, a research fellow with the United States Studies Centre in Sydney, said the timing of Pence's visit to Australia — a mere three months into Trump's presidency — is significant. Industry Minister Arthur Sinodinos, Trade Minister Steven Ciobo and Australia's Ambassador to the US Joe Hockey were also at the brainstorming session at Sydney's Intercontinental Hotel. (more...)
President Trump welcomes Sarah Palin to White House President Trump welcomes Sarah Palin to White House
- April 22, 2017

Kennedy once told a White House gathering of Nobel prize winners that it was "the most extraordinary collection of talent" to meet for dinner there, "with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone". Palin, Kid Rock , and Nugent's presence at the White House reinforces that Trump is here for only one kind of people. Though the photographer didn't mention Palin, Nugent or Kid Rock in his post , his followers were quick to pick up on the signature Souza shade. (more...)
VP Pence aims to reassure Australia after tense Trump call
- April 22, 2017

Indonesia is on Trump's trade hit list of nations that he considers the U.S.is losing out to in trade, and USA company Freeport-McMoran Inc., which operates the world's largest copper mine in the Indonesian province of Papua, is in a protracted dispute with the Indonesian government. (more...)
GM latest US company to have assets seized in Venezuela GM latest US company to have assets seized in Venezuela
- April 22, 2017

President Nicolas Maduro accused Kimberly-Clark of participating in an global plot to damage Venezuela's economy. The consumer products company said in September 2014 that it was shutting down all operations in Venezuela, citing restrictions by the government, supply disruptions and economic uncertainty. (more...)
Top U.S. officials to testify in Trump-Russia probe reboot Top U.S. officials to testify in Trump-Russia probe reboot
- April 22, 2017

The House Intelligence Committee has invited a number of former senior Obama administration officials, including former acting attorney general Sally Yates, to testify before the panel in a public setting, the latest indication that the committee is working to put its Russian Federation investigation back on track after Chairman Devin Nunes stepped away from the probe. (more...)
Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'
- April 20, 2017

But Pence expressed impatience with the unwillingness of the regime to move toward ridding itself of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Japan and the US have outlined a path forward for economic talks between the countries. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross sat down with Japan's trade minister, Hiroshige Seko. The United States will enhance its military presence in the Asia Pacific region amid growing threat emanating from North Korea, US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday. (more...)
Pence says US stands by ally Japan on North Korea problem
- April 20, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence began trade talks with Japanese officials in Tokyo. "We appreciate the challenging time in which the people of Japan live with increasing provocation across the Sea of Japan", Pence said in Tokyo before a lunch with Abe. (more...)
Parliament Votes on Snap Election Amid Brexit Divisions
- April 20, 2017

Theresa May's "gamble" in calling a snap general election is "about the surest bet any politician could ever place", says Jonathan Freedland in The Guardian . She said to wait until the scheduled date of 2020 would mean a campaign getting underway as the Brexit talks were reaching the conclusion. European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted that he had a "good phone call" with May about the election, and the council said the bloc's Brexit plans were unchanged. (more...)
Suspect Arrested in Killing of Oklahoma Deputy Suspect Arrested in Killing of Oklahoma Deputy
- April 20, 2017

Wade was transported by Mediflight to OU Medical Center where he was treated, according to information from the Guthrie News Leader, but later died from his gunshot wounds. The vehicle was spotted later Tuesday morning, but the suspect has yet to be taken into custody. Nathan Aaron LeForce is described as a white man wearing a black shirt with tattoos on his neck. (more...)
Suspect in Facebook video killing shoots himself to death
- April 19, 2017

The shooting video was visible on Facebook for almost two hours before it was reported , the company said. Police said Stephens might be driving a white or cream-colored Ford Fusion, and asked anyone who spots him or his auto to call police or a special Federal Bureau of Investigation hot line (800-CALLFBI). (more...)
North Korea displays submarine-based missiles for first time at military parade North Korea displays submarine-based missiles for first time at military parade
- April 19, 2017

The festivities take place amid concerns that North Korea is possibly preparing its sixth nuclear test in a decade or a rocket launch of significance, such as its first flight test of an ICBM. "If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them", he wrote. Vice-President Mike Pence will be in South Korea on Sunday as part of a 10-day Asia trip. (more...)
Trump slams Canada for tax on imported milk Trump slams Canada for tax on imported milk
- April 19, 2017

President Donald Trump just targeted a new opponent - Canada's dairy trade industry. The U.S. dairy lobby has accused Canada of "systemic disregard" of its trade obligations, while the Canadian industry accused its American rival of "scapegoating". (more...)
New Zealand toughens requirements for skilled immigrants New Zealand toughens requirements for skilled immigrants
- April 19, 2017

The changes to be introduced later this year include introducing a minimum income requirement, making it more hard for family members to join visa holders and limiting the amount of time seasonal workers are allowed to stay in the country. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters attacked the changes as "tinkering" and "just a dog whistle to show they're doing something". The changes come a day after the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the Coalition Government would give ... (more...)
More Americans Think President Trump Doesn't Keep His Promises More Americans Think President Trump Doesn't Keep His Promises
- April 19, 2017

More U.S. citizens have lost faith in President Donald Trump's ability to keep his promises, a new survey finds. In February, almost two-thirds said they thought the president keeps his promises and now only 40 percent believe he does. The more positive assessments of Trump in February came as he started his presidency with a flurry of executive orders and Cabinet appointments. This is especially true for members of groups that didn't overwhelmingly vote for Trump. (more...)
Flake: North Korea leader a 'madman capable of doing damage'
- April 19, 2017

The Harimau Malaysia squad were supposed to fly to Pyongyang to play North Korea on the 28th of March for the group B Asian Cup qualifiers. Flake's words came just days after another failed North Korean test of a missile that could theoretically be used to attack other nearby nations, such as South Korea. (more...)
Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike
- April 18, 2017

Issa Qaraqe, the head of the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee, stated that the detainees are protesting the escalating Israeli violations, including medical neglect, arbitrary Administrative Detention, denying the family visits and solitary confinement. (more...)
Expert team to probe Syrian sarin gas attack
- April 17, 2017

Russian Federation blamed the West for supporting rebel groups, which it says are terrorists. "Definitely, 100 percent for us. We don't have an arsenal, we're not going to use it". "Such attempts won't succeed", he said. "How can you verify video?" "You have a lot of fake videos now", he told AFP . "Were they dead at all?" Since the deal, Syria has mostly used chlorine-an industrial chemical that can also be deployed as a weapon-in "barrel bomb" attacks. (more...)
Pence aims to reassure allies amid North Korea threat
- April 17, 2017

Satellite images taken Wednesday from North Korea show increased activity at the nations nuclear test site, according to to USA -based monitoring group, 38 North . The officials weren't authorized to speak publicly on the results of the policy review and requested anonymity. "The message, I think, is going to be about vigilance and deterrence", said Victor Cha, the Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. (more...)

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