Author: 0 United Nations says watching Palestinian prisoner hunger strike closely

In a statement, the Israeli Foreign Ministry refused to consider Barghouti and his comrades partaking in the hunger strike as "political prisoners", noting that "they were murderers and saboteurs"- the statement clearly stated that they were tried and convicted, according to the law.

World Chicago officials dismiss Justice Dept
Author: 0 Chicago officials dismiss Justice Dept

Friday's letters warn officials they must provide proof from an attorney that they are following the law or risk losing thousands of dollars in federal grant money that police agencies use to pay for anything from body cameras to bulletproof vests.

World North Korea missile launch fails: Seoul
Author: 0 North Korea missile launch fails: Seoul

North Korean state television showed Kim, wearing a black suit and white shirt, stepped out of a black limousine and saluted his honor guard before walking down a red carpet. Speculation has been intensifying that U.S. President Donald Trump might order a pre-emptive strike on North Korea if it shows imminent signs of a significant provocation such as a sixth ever nuclear test.

World House intel committee invites Obama admin officials to Russia hearings
Author: 0 House intel committee invites Obama admin officials to Russia hearings

Yates and the other two had a hearing in March, but Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) canceled it to receive more information from the NSA and Federal Bureau of Investigation. In his final weeks leading the Russian Federation investigation - he remains the chairman of the committee on all other matters - Nunes raised questions about the handling of classified materials by members of the Obama administration, saying he had seen classified documents that showed that the identities of ...

Author: 0 Taliban kill eight Afghan soldiers in base attack

The attack occurred near a mosque and dinning facility on the base as soldiers were leaving Friday prayers. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. Taliban militants have launched their annual spring offensive in the war-torn country, targeting security forces and US-led foreign troops. Last week, American bombers dropped the so-called "mother of all bombs" on a Islamic State tunnel complex in the Achin district in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar ...

Author: 0 Pence promotes Trump's economic plans in Japan

Dialogue and consultation is the only way to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue, said Lu, reaffirming China's stance. Vice President Mike Pence said on an Asian tour this week that the era of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over.

Author: 0 New Executive Order Addresses H-IB Visas

United States President Donald Trump has just signed an executive order that directs government agencies to review the current visa program for bringing in high-skilled foreign workers. About 85,000 H-1B visas are distributed annually by lottery. When he was running for president, then-candidate Trump said he routinely hired seasonal foreign workers for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach because it was nearly impossible to hire American workers.

World About 20 schoolchildren killed in South Africa bus crash
Author: 0 About 20 schoolchildren killed in South Africa bus crash

Panyaza Lesufi, the official responsible for education in Gauteng province, has said it is a "dark day". Details were not immediately available. "It is with great sadness [we] inform that a minibus transporting learners was involved in a horrific accident", one of the tweets said.

Author: 0 Syria formally asks UN to probe chemical attack

Bashar Assad believes that Washington is hampering the probe because if the experts arrive in Idlib, “they will find that all their (the US) narratives about what happened in Khan Shaykhun and then the attack on Shayrat airport was a false flag, was a lie.”.

World Prince's 1980s band hits the road for memorial tour
Author: 0 Prince's 1980s band hits the road for memorial tour

On a massive screen inside the massive soundstage Prince frequently used for performances, a clip played from a 2014 concert with 3rdeyegirl. Prince's 1980s backing band The Revolution is ready for another turn. A memorial street party outside the club is also scheduled for Saturday. One of Prince's long-time collaborators has described his "only regret" on the anniversary of the performer's death .

World Nitish calls on Sonia, urges unity
Author: 0 Nitish calls on Sonia, urges unity

A common opposition candidate for President would begin the process. Sources in the CPM said it would prefer somebody who is not a leader of any particular party so that there can be "widest possible unity". Despite his not so stellar performance in terms of development, Kumar, however, is hoping to exploit his "clean image" to place himself in the shortlist of the next anti-BJP Prime Ministerial candidate before Congress has a chance to project party General Secretary and Congress ...

World Delhi Mahila Congress chief Barkha Singh hits out at Rahul, Maken; sacked
Author: 0 Delhi Mahila Congress chief Barkha Singh hits out at Rahul, Maken; sacked

Biggies of the century old party are changing their guards. Two days before the MCD election 2017, Delhi Congress today expelled Barkha Shukla Singh, who had quit as the party's local women's wing chief on Thursday, for six years. Describing herself as a loyal soldier of the Congress, Barkha Singh said she would continue to remain that. Senior leaders like Dr AK Walia, Haroon Yusuf and Sandeep Dikshit have been raising questions over the functioning of the party.Unhappy over the ticket ...

World European Union wants United Kingdom to pay more cash to Brussels leaked plans show
Author: 0 European Union wants United Kingdom to pay more cash to Brussels leaked plans show

Barack Obama has famously warned Britain would be at the back of the queue for talks if we made a decision to Brexit, while European leaders are looking to stop the government negotiating new deals while leaving the EU. Following British warnings that Brexit may affect co-operation on home affairs and security issues, the guidelines note the withdrawal agreement will need to address "potential issues arising from the withdrawal in other areas of co-operation, including security".

Author: 0 Wenger mulls second chance for 'great player' Wilshere

Arsene Wenger fears that injuries could prevent Jack Wilshere from reaching his full potential, as he reacted to the latest setback to afflict the English midfielder. Wilshere has spent 2016-17 on loan at Bournemouth after becoming concerned about a lack of first-team opportunities at Emirates Stadium, with the England worldwide expected to hold talks about an extension to his contract on his return to north London.

Author: 0 British Parliament approves snap election

But make no mistake: This is a contest that is Theresa May's to lose. The British Parliament approved a snap general election on Wednesday, even though general elections weren't due for another three years. The broad contours of the electoral debate likely to unfold in coming months began to emerge during Prime Minister's Questions and the debate held just ahead of the vote, as leaders and significant figures across the political spectrum sought to clarify their views.

World Paris shooting: One policeman killed and two others wounded
Author: 0 Paris shooting: One policeman killed and two others wounded

A French Interior Ministry spokesperson said the incident began in the early evening, when the attacker started shooting at police officers stationed on the famed shopping destination in Central Paris . A Downing Street spokesman said: "The UK strongly condemns the appalling terrorist attack in Paris ". "We just see police cars and vans with flashing lights, helicopters overhead".

World Drift analysis says MH370 likely crashed north of search
Author: 0 Drift analysis says MH370 likely crashed north of search

The publication of the CSIRO report by the ATSB is a reminder that the Australian air safety investigator which was managing the sea floor search for the jet, which vanished with 239 people onboard on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014 (local time), doesn't agree with that decision.

Author: 0 Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

Under the deal, brokered during the Obama administration, Iran agreed to roll back key aspects of its nuclear program in exchange for relief from certain economic sanctions. However, calling Iran "a leading state sponsor of terror", Tillerson informed the Congress that the Trump administration had directed a full review of the 2015 nuclear deal to evaluate whether continued sanctions relief was in the US national security interests.

World Millions of Christians celebrate easter worldwide
Author: 0 Millions of Christians celebrate easter worldwide

Also, the week before Easter is known as Holy Week as it includes the days of the Easter Triduum, Maundy Thursday. "Where at times we can lose track of our faith or have faced personal struggles throughout the year, Easter Sunday is a reminder of how greatly blessed we are to be in communion with God through Jesus Christ, his son", Klein said.

Author: 0 North Korea threatens 'super-mighty' strike on U.S.

The disagreement with Russian Federation over the stronger language came ahead of a Security Council ministerial meeting next week on North Korea that will be chaired by US Secretary of States Rex Tillerson. In a tweet, Trump said: "China is very much the economic lifeline to North Korea so, while nothing is easy if they want to solve the North Korean problem, they will".

Author: 0 Russian Federation denies it is moving troops close to North Korea

The council demanded in a unanimous statement that North Korea "conduct no further nuclear tests", adding that Pyongyang's "illegal missile activities" were "greatly increasing tension in the region and beyond". Vostok Media said local residents have seen armored personnel carriers, helicopters, and other equipment traveling south on the Khabarovsk-Vladivostok highway.

World New York City firefighter falls several stories, dies
Author: 0 New York City firefighter falls several stories, dies

NY firefighter and hero William Tolley was tragically killed in Ridgewood while fighting a fire today. The FDNY says it is investigating whether there was a mechanical failure on the ladder. "Our hearts go out to his family". "As New Yorkers ourselves, we vow to honor Tolley and support his family from this day forward". "A worker nearby got sick when he saw it".

World Tillerson accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'
Author: 0 Tillerson accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said this week in a letter that Iran was fulfilling its commitments but warned that the White House was reviewing the agreement. On the one hand, Trump wants to show he's being tougher than Obama toward Iran, but on the other hand, he's not yet ready to rip up the deal. "Iran spends its treasure and time disrupting peace", Tillerson said.

Author: 0 Paris shooting: Everything we know the morning after the deadly attack

Poutou, a car-factory worker backed by anti-capitalist party NPA, says the roots of extremist attacks are neither in mosques nor migrant camps. "It's us or them", he said . "But anxious voters may turn, instead, to experienced conservative politician and former Prime Minister Francois Fillon ". Officers searched the home of the dead attacker in a town east of Paris , a police source said.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form

The Wall Street Journal also reported on Friday that Trump is considering replacing Priebus and Bannon and is "trying out different names with his friends", according to someone "close to the White House". He has also played a key role in Mr Trump's foreign policy, including the U.S. relationship with China. Conservatives are an endangered species in your White House.