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Sena MP assaults Air India staffer, FIR filed
- April 04, 2017

The airline in response filed 2 FIRs in the local police station, one for assault and the second for forcibly occupying and detaining the aircraft for 40 min. Mr. Gaikwad, however, was reportedly miffed with not being provided a business class seat. The minister said if the MP had a grievance, he should have simply written to the airline. (more...)
Nightclub Shooting Leaves One Dead And Others Injured
- April 04, 2017

There doesn't appear to be any video footage of the deadly shooting, Isaac said. Police said there was no evidence of a terrorism connection, the attack inevitably raised memories of last year's shooting rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. (more...)
NYC mayor endorses Rikers shutdown plan NYC mayor endorses Rikers shutdown plan
- April 04, 2017

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said that she was open to a new jail in her district, which includes East Harlem and the South Bronx, according to the New York Post. City Hall won't have it: "While we appreciate the intent of the commission", said a mayoral spokeswoman, "these actions. could actually jeopardize public safety". (more...)
Trump talks up orders on trade, but neglects to sign them Trump talks up orders on trade, but neglects to sign them
- April 03, 2017

Trump instructed his administration on Friday to study the causes of USA trade deficits and clamp down on countries that abuse trade rules in two executive orders he said would open a new chapter for US workers and businesses. But after the remarks, Trump walked out of the Oval Office without signing either of the orders. At the same time, the United States lost about $2.8 billion in duties since 2001, National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro said on Thursday. (more...)
"Europeans everywhere won't be safe in streets" - Erdogan
- April 03, 2017

Germany , which has banned rallies on security grounds, has been angered by the Nazi comparisons and Merkel has demanded that Ankara halt the rhetoric. In Istanbul on Sunday, he said, " Merkel , now you're applying Nazi methods". "Stop these appalling comparisons with Nazism, do not cut the ties with those who want a partnership with Turkey". (more...)
Canada shut out by U.S. to open women's world hockey championship
- April 03, 2017

Who wouldn't want them to take home the gold medal as the crowning achievement of their historic fight? "So I went to the spot (on the ice)". Since all three teams with three points would each have one regulation win and those wins came in direct competition with each other, the tie-breaker is the better goal difference in the direct games amongst the tied teams . (more...)
Keylor in The Boston Herald on Tillerson, Xi Meeting Keylor in The Boston Herald on Tillerson, Xi Meeting
- April 03, 2017

But Tillerson also said in Seoul before heading to Beijing that the USA would focus on getting China to better enforce United Nations sanctions against North Korea. relations", Xi said . The Korean Central News Agency , the state media outlet for North Korea, also hit out at military drills and said the manoeuvres "only precipitate the US' final ruin". (more...)
Trump approves more 'aggressive airstrikes' in Somalia
- April 02, 2017

US President Donald Trump has approved a Pentagon request to allow US special operations forces to accompany Somali troops and call in airstrikes against al-Shabaab without higher level approval. The United States has said that raid gathered valuable intelligence. Security in Mandera region which borders Somalia remains volatile with the militia who crossed over from their neighboring country responsible for the numerous attacks that have rocked the area. (more...)
Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation
- April 02, 2017

Democrats have called on Nunes to step down from his post , while most Republicans in the chamber say they support Nunes. The White House blasted the media Tuesday for its persistent focus on alleged connections between Trump campaign officials and Russian Federation, and said the president has nothing to hide. (more...)
Gibraltar outraged that Spain has veto power over its future Gibraltar outraged that Spain has veto power over its future
- April 02, 2017

Speaking in the House of Commons on Wednesday, PM Theresa May said: 'We have been firm in our commitment never to enter arrangements under which the people of Gibraltar would pass under the sovereignty of another state against their wishes...' Picardo has accused Spain of a "disgraceful" attempt to manipulate the Brexit process to further its sovereignty claim over Gibraltar . (more...)
Pinwheels planted across Colorado Springs aim to help prevent child abuse Pinwheels planted across Colorado Springs aim to help prevent child abuse
- April 02, 2017

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month and the Children's Safety Center of Washington County & the Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County is teaming up to enhance the message on this initiative. "They'll be able to get little trinkets here and there, have their faces painted, and we made a decision to have it at the park, so they can play, too", said Hilary McQueen, executive director of Kids' Space. (more...)
Bilic 'between anxious and annoyed' about speculation
- April 02, 2017

Bilic would no doubt rather that, like the majority of club owners, Gold and Sullivan kept a lower profile. And with Wagner's style of play exciting Huddersfield fans as well as their high position in the league, West Ham believe he would be the ideal man to take the club forward with a positive way of playing. (more...)
Neymar on target as Brazil rout Paraguay 3-0 Neymar on target as Brazil rout Paraguay 3-0
- April 02, 2017

Philippe Coutinho scored a first-half opener against Paraguay , with Neymar and Marcelo adding insurance in the second period. Neymar also missed a penalty as his side moved nine points clear of second-placed Colombia. "There were many fouls on me", Neymar said of the Paraguayan defense . Arguably, Tite's most significant achievement since taking charge is to make Brazil less reliant on Barcelona superstar Neymar. (more...)
China affirms climate pledge after Trump rolls back rules
- April 01, 2017

Paris Climate Agreement); gut emissions standards for new coal-fired power plants (if anyone ever decides to build another one); reconsider regulations on methane; revisit the previous Administration's " social cost of carbon " metric (Leber explains that important issue on today's show); and lift the moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands, among other things that Fox "News" and the fossil fuel industry have hoaxed Trump into supporting. (more...)
China's Xi to meet Trump, who predicts 'difficult' meeting
- April 01, 2017

Trump has resisted acting on a campaign promise to declare China a currency manipulator on his first day in office, but tensions have persisted over how his administration's China policy would evolve. USTR released the list of trade irritants in 63 countries just after senior Trump trade officials announced an executive order to study the causes of USA trade deficits. (more...)
Israeli Cabinet Approves First New West Bank Settlement In 20 Years
- April 01, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday vowed to curb construction in West Bank settlements as a goodwill gesture to US President Donald Trump, hours after Israel approved the construction of the first new West Bank settlement in more than 20 years. (more...)
South Africa's Zuma 'Planning to Remove Finance Minister:' Coalition Partner South Africa's Zuma 'Planning to Remove Finance Minister:' Coalition Partner
- March 31, 2017

The SACP said that it told Zuma it opposed the planned reshuffle , and senior ANC members have also reportedly advised the president not to remove the ministers. They have repeatedly clashed with Mr. Zuma's faction, including his close allies, the powerful Gupta brothers, who have a business partnership with Mr. (more...)
Trump vows to appeal to Supreme Court on reinstating travel ban
- March 31, 2017

Accordingly, we continue to recommend that any individuals from the six "banned" countries who are not excluded by the terms of the Executive Order avoid unnecessary travel outside the United States until the law is settled. The revised order also does not indefinitely bar Syrian refugees from entering the US. A Justice Department motion filed on Friday asks US District Judge Derrick Watson to clarify that the temporary restraining order only applies to the president's temporary ban on ... (more...)
IS claims responsibility for Baghdad Wednesday attack
- March 31, 2017

More than 200,000 civilians have fled west Mosul since the operation to retake it was launched last month. Of those an estimated 76,000 people have returned to their areas, but suffering lack of services. Khalid told The Associated Press. He said the troops were about 100 meters away from a symbolic mosque where the leader of the extremist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared its self-styled caliphate in the summer of 2014. (more...)
Senate hearing: Russian meddling did not stop at the election Senate hearing: Russian meddling did not stop at the election
- March 31, 2017

Watts stressed that Russia had no political allies in the United States and would attack or discredit "people on both sides of the aisle. exclusively based on what they want to achieve in their own landscape, whatever the Russian foreign policy objectives are". (more...)