United Nations and U.S. urge accountability for victims of Sri Lankan peacekeeper abuse

The new mission will be established for an initial six months, from October 16, 2017, to April 15, 2018, under the training and guidance of seven United Nations police units. After a United Nations report incriminated them, most were sent home, but none faced jail time. "The children were passed from soldier to soldier", Haley told the council. [Full Article...]

India asks for Kulbhushan Jadhav chargesheet, consular access from Pakistan

India asks for Kulbhushan Jadhav chargesheet, consular access from Pakistan Pakistani officials suspect that Indian spy agencies were behind his disappearance. "Pakistan has a habit of doing something or other", Parrikar said. Days after sentencing Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav with the death penalty, Pakistan has once again upped the ante against India. Meanwhile, Pakistan has reportedly prepared a new dossier on Jadhav's involvement in espionage and sabotage activit... [Full Article...]

Trump adviser Steve Bannon attends NSC meeting after being removed

The new memo also restores the director of national intelligence and the Joint Chiefs chairman to the principals committee. Wednesday's reconfiguration also promotes the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Marine Corps Gen. Critics said Mr Bannon's role on on the Security Council risked politicising foreign policy. White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, left, and White House Chief of Staff R... [Full Article...]

United States vows to keep up pressure on Syria after missile strikes

President Hassan Rouhani earlier criticised his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump for the missiles fired early on Friday in response to the suspected chemical attack. Mevlut Cavusoglu said Saturday that the US intervention was only "cosmetic" unless it removes Assad from power. In Florida with the president, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said additional economic sanctions on Syria were being pre... [Full Article...]

Showdown in Moscow: Tillerson Says US-Russia Relations at 'Low Point'

Showdown in Moscow: Tillerson Says US-Russia Relations at 'Low Point' Trumps comments come less than a week after he ordered missile strikes on a Syrian airfield after USA evidence indicated that Assad killed civilians using the nerve agent sarin. Trump says it's also "very bad for mankind". The United States and its European allies imposed financial sanctions on Russian Federation in 2014 after Putin seized territory from neighboring Ukraine. [Full Article...]

North Korea test launch fails just after regime shows off new missiles

The timing also coincides with increasing tensions between the USA and North Korea. "The missile blew up nearly immediately", said U.S. Navy Commander, Dave Benham, as quoted by Reuters. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says North Korea's "provocation" is another reminder of the risks that U.S. and South Korean service members face every day "in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Ko... [Full Article...]

Neil Gorsuch sworn into US Supreme Court

But when it comes to the selection of a Supreme Court justice who will attack the democratic rights of working people and uphold the privileges of corporations and billionaires, the Democrats roll over meekly, after a "struggle" that was purely for show. [Full Article...]

Left-wing Lenin Moreno defeats right-wing banker in Ecuador's presidential vote

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, a close ally of Correa's who is now fending off criticism after his country's supreme court reversed a decision to dissolve the socialist state's opposition-led congress, hailed Correa and Moreno's "heroic victory ". [Full Article...]

North Korean missile test fails

North Korean missile test fails He spoke with ABC's This Week on Sunday, telling them the following regarding the situation. "While we do not want to telegraph in any way how we'll respond to certain incidents, it's clear that the President is determined not to allow this kind of capability to threaten the United States". [Full Article...]

Corea del Nord, Pentagono: nuovo lancio missile ma test fallisce

Corea del Nord, Pentagono: nuovo lancio missile ma test fallisce Non si placano i venti di guerra tra Stati Uniti e Corea del Nord e nel giorno della Santa Pasqua, la Corea del Nord ha lanciato un missile dalla base militare di Simpo , sulla sua costa orientale, ma il lancio è fallito. Parata nella quale il regime di Pyongyang ha esibito una sessantina di missili e un nuovo super missile balistico intercontinentale, teoricamente in grado di raggiung... [Full Article...]

Three North Korean Kim Jong Nam murder suspects allowed to go

The body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived in Pyongyang on Friday, apparently accompanied by three men initially named by Malaysian police as suspects in his murder. Kim, however, is believed to have children with women living in Macau and Beijing, not in North Korea. They had been barred from leaving North Korea since March 7 . [Full Article...]

Trump, who scorned Obama's golf habits, outpacing him in rounds

Trump, who scorned Obama's golf habits, outpacing him in rounds The helicopter remained on the helipad Sunday, but left after a few hours. Because Donald Trump was such a harsh critic of Barack Obama's golfing habits, many news outlets are keeping a much closer watch on how often Trump hits the links. [Full Article...]

US Chief Justice Roberts decries "partisan hostility"

Still, it can take all the justices a while to adjust. Now the count is 4-4 on the court again on conservative issues with Justice Anthony Kennedy the swing vote. Justice Kagan installed a frozen yogurt machine and former justice Sandra Day O'Connor changed the kitchen's food vendors altogether. Likely, that when the presidency and the Senate are controlled by the same party, there will be no ... [Full Article...]

New Whopper ad triggers Google devices

New Whopper ad triggers Google devices So near the end of the ad, the employee leans into the ad and says, "OK Google, what is the Whopper Burger?". This isn't the first time we've seen media created to intentionally trigger virtual assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa. [Full Article...]

Coric wins 1st tour title, beats Kohlschreiber in Morocco

Coric wins 1st tour title, beats Kohlschreiber in Morocco Coric then clawed back from a 2-4 deficit in the decider before claiming victory in two hours 38 minutes. Coric took the match to a deciding set and, despite initially falling behind, claimed five of the last six games to seal a memorable victory. [Full Article...]

Apple handed self-driving test permit

Apple has been hiring automotive design and software experts for the effort, reportedly called Project Titan internally . California law requires people to be in a self-driving auto who can take control if something goes wrong. "The company is investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including trans... [Full Article...]

North Korea attempts but fails to launch missile: South Korea

North Korea attempts but fails to launch missile: South Korea Yonhap reported the missile originated from the North Korean port city of Sinpo. The parade marked the 105th anniversary of the birth of the state's founder, and came as tensions between North Korea and the USA sparked fears of nuclear war. [Full Article...]

North Korea Missile Launch Fails A Day After Military Parade

But that still wouldn't mean we're completely in the clear, as North Korea could move forward with nuclear weapons testing at any moment, particularly when the entire world isn't watching. North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile on Sunday (16 April), but the projectile exploded seconds after lift-off. The event, which appeared to include new intercontinental and submarine-launched... [Full Article...]

UK Would Go to War to Defend Gibraltar,"The Rock" Spain Seeks

In draft Brexit negotiating guidelines, the European Union said any decisions affecting Gibraltar would be run past Spain . They also ensure that no future EU-Britain pact that affects Gibraltar can be made without Madrid's approval. [Full Article...]

Centre 'complacent' to act against Arvind Kejriwal on Shunglu report, says Congress

Centre 'complacent' to act against Arvind Kejriwal on Shunglu report, says Congress The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has been mocking the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) proposal to abolish house tax if voted to power in the upcoming municipal polls, had included the same promise in its manifesto before the 2007 polls, the AAP has alleged. [Full Article...]

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