American detained in North Korea

American detained in North Korea According to the US Treasury Department, which has banned any form of business with the company, Office 39 provides " critical support to North Korean leadership in part through engaging in illicit economic activities and managing the leadership's slush funds ". [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch outsold PS4 for seven weeks in Japan

The Nintendo Switch enjoyed Nintendo's biggest ever hardware launch in the United States, and the second biggest since NPD records began. A month after the Nintendo Switch release date, Nintendo has released official Breath of the Wild sales stats. [Full Article...]

New Orleans begins Confederate monument removal

Early Monday morning, New Orleans removed the first of four Confederate monuments that commemorate elements of slavery and white supremacy. There has been more division over Confederate memorials in Louisiana's neighbor states, which have been wrestling with how to remember their Civil War legacies after a self-described white supremacist massacred black churchgoers in SC two years ago. [Full Article...]

Assad still has chem weapons

On April 4, more than 100 civilians were killed and 500 others - mostly children - were injured in a sarin gas attack strongly believed to be carried out by Assad regime warplanes in the town of Khan Shaykhun, Idlib province. Ahmet Uzumcu, the OPCW's director general, told members of the 41-state executive council that a fact-finding mission had already collected samples after the attack, which we... [Full Article...]

In his own words: Text of Trump's latest complaints about Canadian trade

Trump took aim at Canada's dairy industry this week and said on Thursday "what they've done to our dairy farm workers is a disgrace ". "Included in there is lumber, timber and energy". Trudeau is anxious about Trump's protectionist talk and has repeatedly sent his ministers to the talk about the importance of the trade relationship. [Full Article...]

Trump jokes that Haley could 'easily be replaced'

Haley said the administration is trying to gather more information about Kim and that "we always want to get every citizen out alive and healthy and make sure that they're being treated properly". Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discuss the "urgent security challenge" posed by North Korea in a phone call, the White House says. You see the way I'm talking about North Atlantic Treaty Org... [Full Article...]

Dashcam video captures Arkansas 4-year-old's fall from bus

Dashcam video captures Arkansas 4-year-old's fall from bus A volunteer firefighter saved a little girl after she took a violent tumble out of the back of a moving bus . It appears the girl somehow unlatched the backdoor of the bus herself and fell to ground. "I couldn't just leave her laying there", Ciampoli said. Other children on the bus notified the driver, who immediately pulled up. Her mother is reportedly not blaming the bus driver for the in... [Full Article...]

Melenchon Gains Momentum As French Election Enters Final Straight

Melenchon Gains Momentum As French Election Enters Final Straight The two frontrunners in France's presidential election have staged rival rallies to win over undecided voters, a week before the first round of voting. The heated atmosphere in the French capital, which seems to be consumed by the presidential campaign, led to violent clashes outside the Zenith concert hall, where Le Pen amassed her supporters. [Full Article...]

Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in phone call with Trump

Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in phone call with Trump YUST, a university in neighbouring China, has a sister university in Pyongyang. In a call with the Chinese president, Trump said North Koreas actions were destabilizing the region. In a statement released late Friday, North Korea's Foreign Ministry accused Trump of driving the region into an "extremely risky phase" with his sending of the aircraft carrier and said the North was ready to stand up a... [Full Article...]

French citizens in Montreal express mixed reactions to early election results

The future of Europe is at stake as this country chooses a president in an election unlike any other, one that may reshape France's post-war identity and indicate whether global populism is ascendant or on the decline. "At last, the chance for the leadership that France needs", he tweeted. Macron, a former banker and economy minister whose marriage to his former school teacher has fascinated F... [Full Article...]

International mission member killed in Ukraine blast

A monitor of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE ) died when his vehicle drove on a mine in Ukraine, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said on his twitter on Sunday. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned Russian Federation that its interventions in Ukraine are an obstacle to improving relations between the two nations, a media report said. [Full Article...]

Teen wears Black Lives Matter prom dress

Teen wears Black Lives Matter prom dress The dress showed the faces of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Sandra Bland, all of whom lost their lives in circumstances perceived as unjust. Torrence told BuzzFeed News that he was inspired to create the gown in 2016, but it didn't become a reality until Bolden-Morris spoke with the designer about his vision. [Full Article...]

Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack

Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack Mattis and Nicholson's remarks come just days after the Taliban pulled off the single-most deadly attack against Afghan security forces since the beginning of the war. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson, Resolute Support commander, meet with some of the mission's senior leaders and commad staff at the Resolute Support Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 24, 201... [Full Article...]

Trump executive order aims to simplify tax code

This is the same rate that Trump pursued during his 2016 campaign, but officials had not signaled since the election whether he would stick to the pledge. "We don't know where the White House is - for, against or what they want if they're against". In a Twitter message on Saturday, he wrote: "Big TAX REFORM AND TAX REDUCTION will be announced next Wednesday". [Full Article...]

After controversial Hawaii comment, Sessions says 'nobody has a sense of humor'

Hawaiians, including the state's two U.S. senators, both Democrats, reacted angrily to Sessions' remarks. When, Stephanopoulos pressed Sessions on This Week for a response to Hirono, asking "Why not just call it the state of Hawaii?" "Nobody has a sense of humor anymore", Sessions said, smiling. [Full Article...]

Siren wails as Israel marks annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

Netanyahu said Israel has transformed itself into a strong nation with one of the "strongest defensive forces in the world" and warned "those that seek to destroy us will put themselves in danger of destruction". Israeli flags were lowered to half-mast across the country. Moshe Ha-Elion, Moshe Jakubowitz, Jeannine Sebbane-Bouhanna, Moshe Porat, Max Privler and Elka Abramovitz were chosen to light ... [Full Article...]

Zarif calls United States bombing of Syria unacceptable

Zarif calls United States bombing of Syria unacceptable In Russia's view, the probe conducted by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons should be widened to include experts from many nations, he said. "I think, new attempts will be made". "They were there. So we'll find out", he said. He said U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is considering the request. [Full Article...]

Corea del Nord, Xi Jinping chiama Trump: appello a moderazione

Il nuovo monito arriva per bocca del portavoce del Pentagono Gary Ross: " Chiediamo alla Corea del Nord di astenersi da azioni provocatorie e da una retorica destabilizzante ". È l'invito che il presidente cinese Xi Jinping ha rivolto al suo omologo statunitense Donald Trump durante una conversazione telefonica. Xi ha detto che la Cina si oppone fermamente alle azioni che violano risoluzioni... [Full Article...]

France's far-right reaches across spectrum as runoff looms

As the western world turns increasingly to the far right, Macron is unabashedly centrist in his outlook, appealing to French citizens who are familiar with the chaotic aftermath the election of Trump in the United States and Brexit in the UK caused. [Full Article...]

Markets Right Now: Global stocks rally after French vote

Le Pen seized on a jihadist attack that claimed the life of a policeman on the Champs Elysees in Paris three days before the vote to stress her tough line on immigration and Islam. A Harris survey saw Macron going on to win the run-off against her by 64 percent to 36. Monday's move appears to be a way for Le Pen to embrace a wide range of potential voters ahead of the May 7 runoff between hers... [Full Article...]

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