US VP Pence says to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

The US, along with South Korea, should suspend annual military exercises that antagonize North Korea in exchange for Pyongyang halting its nuclear program, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in early March. Behind the heated rhetoric, Trump's strategy in the region looks somewhat similar to predecessor Barack Obama's - albeit with the added unpredictability of a new president who has shown he's... [Full Article...]

Iowa unemployment rate drops slightly to 3.1 percent

Iowa unemployment rate drops slightly to 3.1 percent Total employment levels, which include self-employed and agricultural workers, indicated a statistically insignificant decline of 278 jobs over the month, the state labor department reported. The government counts people as part of the labor force when they take specific actions to look for a job. "When I ran back in 2010, I ran on a campaign of 700,000 jobs over seven years". [Full Article...]

Hawaii lawmakers criticize Sessions' island judge remarks

Hirono tweeted saying: "Hey Jeff Sessions, this island in the Pacific has been the 50th state for going on 58 years". "I wasn't diminishing the judge or the island of Hawaii, that lovely place, give me a break", Sessions said later in response to Velshi, who asked about criticism of Sessions' remark. [Full Article...]

Trump orders review of visa program for highly skilled workers

Trump orders review of visa program for highly skilled workers Even as fewer applicants line up for high-skilled immigration visas, President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday directing a review of the program . Trump will announce the order during a trip to Wisconsin along with instructions to federal agencies to examine their purchasing systems to more effectively favour buying American goods. [Full Article...]

GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020

Pressure is mounting in Beijing for auto manufacturers to curb the smog emissions of their vehicles, as China's air quality has continued to decline , in spite of fresh pollution regulations. China has offered incentives for EV purchases to help fight chronic air pollution, but has begun scaling back those inducements this year, causing sales to stumble. [Full Article...]

Turkish opposition party takes referendum row to Ankara court

She also said the win reflected the confidence of Turks in Erdogan's leadership. Opposition parties appealed against electoral board's decision to allow unstamped ballots to be counted. "The duty of examining all corruptions, objections and complaints regarding election issues and make a final decision about them belongs to the Supreme Election Board. [Full Article...]

Corpses being sent home for burial after Taliban attack

Corpses being sent home for burial after Taliban attack U.S. military spokesman John Thomas described the attack as a "significant" strike, but he praised Afghan commandos for bringing the "atrocity to an end". However, the exact number of casualties has not been released. Even those in peaceful prayer aren't immune from attack. Among the dead was Qari Ahmad Khan, 22, who had joined the army after completing his studies at an Islamic school, where ... [Full Article...]

Nazarbayev extends condolences to Egypt's Sisi over church bombings

Nazarbayev extends condolences to Egypt's Sisi over church bombings Future attacks on police and the courts were also being plotted. Coptic Christians make up about 10 per cent of Egypt's population of 85 million. Its increasingly sophisticated tactics are likely to fuel sectarian tensions and embarrass el-Sissi. [Full Article...]

Attorney, Authorities Battle Over Aaron Hernandez's Brain

Asked if he believed Hernandez had any money actually left after years of litigation, Sheff replied: "Good question". He was pronounced dead about an hour later at UMass-Memorial Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster, according to a statement from the Massachusetts Department of Correction. [Full Article...]

Jon Ossoff Landslide Reinforces Resistance to Trump — Triumph in Georgia

The victor will succeed Tom Price, who resigned to become Trump's health secretary. That doesn't guarantee that polls for the June runoff will be almost as predictive. "This is on top of. living outside of Georgia's 6th Congressional District". Had Mr Ossoff managed to get more than 50 per cent of the total, he would have won outright. [Full Article...]

Pence: US not seeking North Korea negotiations

Pence: US not seeking North Korea negotiations Forces, Japan Commander Lt. Gen. So Pence struck a stern tone after arriving at a US naval base from South Korea. He reassured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the US stands behind Japan in the face of a nuclear threat from North Korea. [Full Article...]

Dim hope for Trump-Russia rapport as Tillerson visits Moscow

Dim hope for Trump-Russia rapport as Tillerson visits Moscow US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told the council that "with its veto, Russia said no to accountability, Russia said no to cooperating with the UN investigation, Russia said no to helping keep peace in Syria, Russia chose to side with (Syrian President Bashar al-) Assad, even as rest of the world, even the Arab world, comes together to condemn the murderous regime". [Full Article...]

Inside cabin where Tad Cummins, missing student were found

Elizabeth Thomas' disappearance came several weeks after a student reported seeing an kiss between Tad Cummins and the teenage girl. Cummins has been arrested and faces multiple charges in Tennessee and California, as well as federal charges, authorities have said. [Full Article...]

Venezuelan protesters cross into western Caracas

Venezuelan protesters cross into western Caracas Lost in the surge of protests triggered by last month's decision by the Venezuelan Supreme Court to strip congress of power is Maduro's desperate need for financing. The socialist president manipulated a statement that State Department spokesman Mark Toner released, proclaiming that the spokesman said the USA will be pursuing direct aggression against Venezuela and announced plans for a coup d... [Full Article...]

Clashes as tens of thousands protest over Venezuela crisis

The European Union today called for calm in Venezuela after "highly regrettable" deaths during protests against the government of the oil-rich country. He also said authorities in recent hours had rounded up unnamed members of an underground cell of conspirators at Caracas hotels, including some who were allegedly planning to stir up violence at the march. [Full Article...]

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif survives the 'April jinx'

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif survives the 'April jinx' Khan termed the verdict as indictment of Sharif as the bench did not absolve him of the allegations. The 3-2 ruling sparked a rally in the country's financial markets, with the Karachi Stock Exchange 100 index rising 1,254.37 points, or 2.64%, to close at 48,857.85 points. [Full Article...]

O'Reilly, other execs leave with 'golden parachutes'

O'Reilly, other execs leave with 'golden parachutes' On Friday, Wallace responded in a statement: "More than seven years ago, I engaged in a playful discussion with former FOX Business host Don Imus". O'Reilly issued a statement that reaffirmed his innocence, saying "it is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims". [Full Article...]

US Seeks "Reciprocal" Trade With Italy In Trump Meeting With Gentiloni

US Seeks Gentiloni said , "We need a stable and unified Libya". Earlier Thursday North Korea's state run media reported Kim Jong Un threatening a "super-mighty preemptive strike" that could "immediately wipe out the US mainland". "It is a very effective force we have". "Iran has not lived up to the spirit of the agreement". Trump was expected to be a topic of discussion as Italy hosts the G7 leade... [Full Article...]

Afghan officials: Gunmen attacked army base, 100 casualties

Navy spokesman tells NPR's Tom Bowman, while there were more than two dozen Coalition forces at the base at the time of the attack, they sheltered in place and there were no Coalition casualties. The area is now under the control of the local ISIS affiliate, known as ISIS-Khorsan (ISIS-K). President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday traveled to the base and strongly condemned the attack, according to a t... [Full Article...]

Flags half mast for PC Palmer

PC Palmer was one of five innocent people killed by terrorist Khalid Masood during his bloody attack on March 22. His coffin will be taken from a chapel at the Palace of Westminster, thousands of officers are set to line the route. PC Palmer's was taken to a chapel inside parliament on Sunday, where a private service was held after Queen Elizabeth II granted special dispensation. [Full Article...]

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