North Korean official blames Trump for region's 'vicious cycle'

North Korean official blames Trump for region's 'vicious cycle' While Trump has put North Korea on notice that he will not tolerate any more provocation, USA officials have said his administration is focusing its strategy on tougher economic sanctions. "One basic condition supported by South Korea, the USA and Japan is what the North agreed in the September 19 Joint Statement issued in 2005 through the six-party talks to get rid of all of its nuclear weapons... [Full Article...]

Italy Rescues Another 2000 Migrants from the Mediterranean Sea

As weather conditions deteriorated, NGOs urged more vessels to head to the region, with their own already crammed with around 4,500 people picked up from unseaworthy vessels the previous day in 35 operations. Thousands of immigrants have reached Italian shores this year and hundreds have drowned crossing the sea. "We have never had to deal with so many people at the same time". [Full Article...]

ISIS propaganda chief killed in strike on Iraq-Syria border

During Barack Obama's Presidency, the Pentagon routinely announced foreign troop deployments. The Trump administration has ceased disclosing to the public when US troops are deployed on the ground in Iraq and Syria, according to the Los Angeles Times . [Full Article...]

'Chips for kids' car explodes in Syria, kills hundreds

'Chips for kids' car explodes in Syria, kills hundreds White Helmets member Ibrahim Alhaj said the 100 fatalities documented by the rescuers included many children and women, as well as fighters. Critics say the string of evacuations, which could see about 30,000 people moved across battle lines over the next 60 days, amounts to forced displacement along political and sectarian lines. [Full Article...]

Braves top Padres 4-2 as Dickey pitches in 3rd Atlanta park

Bartolo Colon , who struggled at Miami in his second start after an impressive first outing back in NY against the Mets, will start for the Braves , who have won three straight and lead the four-game series with the Padres 2-0. "I'd like to welcome you to baseball's newest gem", MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said to fans during the pregame ceremony. "It's just kind of cool to be pitching in a ne... [Full Article...]

U.S. berates Syria at OPCW meeting on Syrian chemical attack

He told Agence France-Presse this week that he wasn't even confident the dead children shown on video were "dead at all". The OPCW announced in January 2016 that it had destroyed Syria's chemical weapons arsenal per an agreement of the Syrian government. [Full Article...]

Afghan death toll from 'mother of all bombs' rises to 94

Afghan death toll from 'mother of all bombs' rises to 94 Hamid Karzai, former Afghan president, also condemned the USA military's deployment of MOAB, saying Afghanistan should not be used as a "testing ground" for weapons. Achin is located in the foothills of the Spinghar mountain range that serves as a border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Afghan troops, backed by US warplanes and special forces, have been battling militants linked to Islamic St... [Full Article...]

Arkansas judge blocks state from using lethal drug

District Judge Kristine Baker is also considering the inmates' arguments that such a compressed schedule could lead to undue pain and suffering. In his other state Supreme Court race in 2006, Griffen challenged his rival to a debate over the free-speech rights of judges. [Full Article...]

Boat races to go ahead as shell is removed

Boat races to go ahead as shell is removed Asked what his next aim was he replied, "Number 13 (with Oxford). We were better on the day and we wanted it.In the autumn nothing was going our way and we have been building and it has culminated in this". It was Cambridge's first victory since 2012, and it was definitely one to savour. "We had a huge margin by the end and that was our goal". Oxford's Rebecca Esselstein made an error with her o... [Full Article...]

Apple Inc. allowed to road test self-driving vehicles in California

After a five-page letter last November from Steve Kenner, Apple's director of product integrity, to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the company was under increased speculation that they would enter into the competitive self-driving space. [Full Article...]

'Socialist paradise' verges on COLLAPSE: Venezuela dictator holds onto power amid protests

'Socialist paradise' verges on COLLAPSE: Venezuela dictator holds onto power amid protests Capriles, 44, is the governor of Miranda state and a two-time presidential candidate who has become the most vocal critic of the socialist government. But the punishment deals a blow to the opposition after stepped-up protests this week and accusations that President Nicolas Maduro was leading the country to dictatorship and cracking down on dissent. [Full Article...]

Apple approved to test Self-Driving cars in California

While other companies working on self-driving technology have shared their plans, Apple has remained silent about its project for self-driving vehicles. Though no specific start date is known at this time, Apple soon will begin testing its autonomous tech in three 2015 Lexus RF450h SUVs, according to Bloomberg. [Full Article...]

Russia slams watchdog probe of alleged Syria chemical attack

President Obama, on August 18, 2014: "Today we mark an important achievement in our ongoing effort to counter the spread of weapons of mass destruction by eliminating Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile". Lavrov said Russia, Iran and Syria have demanded a "thorough, objective and unbiased investigation" under the auspices of the OPCW, insisting it must use "independent experts", including ... [Full Article...]

Syria: Dozens of evacuees killed in bus convoy blast

In footage broadcast by the Syrian state-owned al-Ikhbariya channel, a woman stood weeping outside the Aleppo hospital to which the dead and wounded had been taken. In Syria, sixteen people were killed in a auto bomb explosion near a bus convoy carrying evacuated residents of besieged towns in Aleppo on Saturday. [Full Article...]

MOAB death total rises to 94

But Nangarhar Province spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said 90 IS fighters had died, while Achin district governor Esmail Shinwari said "at least 92 Daesh (another name for IS) fighters were killed in the bombing". Current President Ashraf Ghani's office said Friday there was "close coordination" between the US military and the Afghan government on the operation, and they were careful to prevent any ... [Full Article...]

Man dragged off United flight reportedly prepares to sue

Man dragged off United flight reportedly prepares to sue The attorneys want cockpit voice recordings, passenger and employee and crew lists, incident reports and the city Aviation Department's personnel reports for the police who removed Dao from the plane. "Millions, easily. It was very punitive what United Airlines did, and even after the fact when United Airlines CEO tried to disclaim any responsibility in using the wrong rule to deceive the public a... [Full Article...]

Numerous egg hunts mark Easter weekend

Numerous egg hunts mark Easter weekend But not before Saturday, the peak season for ground-bound Easter eggs in the Leader's coverage area. Kelsey said it was lot of fun. Are you looking for something to do with your family this weekend? "Hunts also mean you are having family time and have your parents full attention doing something silly, which is also becoming more of a challenge for busy families these days", she says. [Full Article...]

Goodluck Jonathan sends Easter message to Nigerians

That was the Easter message of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, who also said that Christ's resurrection from the dead is an opportunity for Catholics to live their mission to bring hope to the world. "Once again, Easter is upon us". As we say in every funeral "where he has gone we hope to follow". "At St James, we will have a special Easter sermon", said Father Reverend Pradip B... [Full Article...]

Death toll hits 112 in blast against Syrian Shiite evacuees

Abdurrahman said on Saturday's blast -which hit an area where thousands of government loyalists evacuated the day before had been waiting for hours - killed 112. "The people are restless and the situation is disastrous", said Ahmed Afandar, a resident evacuated from his hometown near Madaya. But after the deadly bombing, the rebels apparently succumbed to the pressure of their regional backers a... [Full Article...]

Japan protests N. Korean missile test attempt

US Vice President Mike Pence speaks during an Easter fellowship dinner at a military base in Seoul, South Korea , April 16, 2017 . He was expected to join US and South Korean troops for Easter Sunday church services and a dinner later in the day. [Full Article...]

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