Author: 0 South Korea prepares for possible North Korean provocation

The port call by the USS Michigan came as a US aircraft carrier strike group steams for Korean waters and as the top nuclear envoys from South Korea, Japan, and the United States were to meet in Tokyo to discuss the North's refusal to give up its nuclear programme.

Author: 0 German FM: Netanyahu cancelation would be regrettable

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled talks on Tuesday with Germany's visiting foreign minister, snubbing Sigmar Gabriel over his decision to meet groups critical of Israel's treatment of Palestinians. Breaking the Silence , an anti-Israel organization is comprised of veteran IDF combatants who have served since the start of the Second Intifada and are ostensibly committed "to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories".

Author: 0 2nd gas attack on Iraq troops in as many days

Iraqi government forces, backed by USA advisers, artillery and air support, have cleared the east and half of western Mosul and are now focussed on the Old City. "The federal police penetrated the old city and killed 13 terrorists, and destroyed 7 booby-trapped vehicles of Daesh in the Bab al-Jadid axis towards the al-Nuri Mosque in western Mosul", police commander Maj.

World Brazil arrests eight after Paraguay cash heist; four dead
Author: 0 Brazil arrests eight after Paraguay cash heist; four dead

Paraguay's Ciudad del Este witnessed scenes reminiscent of war as several dozen heavily armed men undertook a sophisticated and lethal heist operation, which authorities have blamed on Brazil's most powerful crime group. According to the New York Times , the robbers set fire to a dozen vehicles on the street to create chaos before attacking the offices of Prosegur with grenades, dynamite, and automatic weapons.

Author: 0 North Korea Tensions: USS Michigan Arrives in South Korea

Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced it would be sending the USS Vinson, an aircraft carrier, to the Korean Peninsula, after U.S. officials said they anticipated a fresh round of nuclear tests and missile launches. An editorial in the Chinese Communist Party newspaper, the Global Times, stated that another test would likely result in "decreasing the amount of petroleum exported to North Korea".

World Venezuelan protesters cross into western Caracas
Author: 0 Venezuelan protesters cross into western Caracas

In order to intimidate people into not participating in what the opposition had dubbed "the mother of all protests", Maduro announced on national televisionhe would deliver rifles to up to 500,000 pro-government civilians. "I am ready for what the Electoral Power says", insisted Maduro, who won the 2013 election by a narrow margin. "I'm staying here until 6 p.m". More than 1,400 people have been arrested this month over the protests, with 636 still detained as of Monday, according to ...

Author: 0 Trump administration to issue new Syria sanctions

A suspected chemical attack left 87 dead, including many children, in rebel-held territory in Idlib province on April 4, with the West accusing Moscow's ally Syrian President Bashar Al Assad of being responsible. All are listed only as working for Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center, which itself was sanctioned - along with any person deemed to be involved with its chemical weapons activity - in an executive order signed by President George W.

World Russian Federation vetoes United Nations statement on North Korea's missile tests
Author: 0 Russian Federation vetoes United Nations statement on North Korea's missile tests

Trump said he has a good chemistry with Xi. The intended goal of building up this huge nuclear program, as many foreign-policy analysts believe, is to ensure the country is prepared for possible war with the U.S. McFarland. He said that under Trump, the USA will stand up to its enemies with its allies. Pence on Monday had travelled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea, where he warned North Korea's leaders that after years of testing the us and South Korea with its nuclear ...

World US military begins moving THAAD missile defense to South Korea site
Author: 0 US military begins moving THAAD missile defense to South Korea site

South Korean defense ministry officials and US military officials could not immediately be reached for confirmation. South Korea said a USA missile defense system being installed on its soil has been partly deployed and should be operational by the end of the year, as tensions mount over North Korea's nuclear program.

Author: 0 Canada's Effect On North Country Dairy Farmers

Shares in Canadian lumber companies rose as the level of the new tariffs came in at the low end of what investors were expecting. Clark said small producers are "the meat in the sandwich" in a battle between major players, and she expected to speak Tuesday to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about additional Employment Insurance and other measures that could help affected workers.

World Far-right contender Le Pen advocates French food
Author: 0 Far-right contender Le Pen advocates French food

After the first round, financial markets jumped as prospects appeared to diminish of Le Pen taking France out of the euro and the European Union as she has promised to do. Macron received several congratulatory calls on Monday from European leaders relieved to find him in pole position. Le Pen followed with 21 percent, while conservative Francois Fillon finished with 20 percent.

World Venezuela threatens to withdraw from OAS
Author: 0 Venezuela threatens to withdraw from OAS

Demonstrators in least a dozen other cities also staged sit-ins as the protest movement is entering its fourth week. Police officers charge an anti-government protesters in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 24, 2017. Maduro's government accuses foes of seeking a violent coup with United States assistance. The Organization of American States (OAS) has called an emergency meeting tomorrow to consider suspending Venezuela.

Author: 0 Christian Atsu on target as Newcastle romp back to Premier League

Newcastle's final two matches see them travel to Cardiff on Friday, live on Sky Sports , before hosting Barnsley. Directly addressing the critics who doubted his ability to manage in a hard league like the Championship, the Newcastle manager also took some time to congratulate everyone who made promotion a realistic aim, such as the players, his staff and the fans.

Author: 0 North Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

In an editorial, the paper warned Pyongyang of serious consequences if it acts on its latest provocations, following tensions between Kim Jong-un's regime and the U.S., which is threatening to launch a pre-emptive strike against North Korean nuclear advances.

Author: 0 Trump slaps tariff on Canadian softwood lumber

Canadian leaders are pushing back after the Trump administration slapped 20% tariffs Monday night on Canadian lumber, along with individual tariffs on five specific firms that ranged from 3% to 24%. USA lumber producers asked the Commerce Department last November under President Barack Obama to investigate what they viewed as unfair subsidies to Canadian competitors who procure their timber from government lands at cheaper rates.

World Emre Can in action for Liverpool
Author: 0 Emre Can in action for Liverpool

Benteke handed a massive boost to Palace's survival hopes with a goal in each half to cancel out Philippe Coutinho's brilliant opener for the Reds and turn the game on its head. Benteke's Anfield career never took off, but he has excelled there as a visiting player, and this brace gave Palace a victory which lifts them all the way to 12th, seven points clear of the drop zone.

World GOP rep stands by controversial health care comments to mom
Author: 0 GOP rep stands by controversial health care comments to mom

The failed American Health Care Act proposed converting the $552 billion Medicaid program from an open-ended entitlement to a program of federal per-capita payments to the states that would grow slower than actual Medicaid costs. "If you don't understand your health insurance, it can cost you in terms of health and in terms of money - you would feel it in your flesh and in your wallet", Victor Villagra , a professor of medicine at the University of CT and one of the authors of the report , ...

Author: 0 United States rejects Exxon Mobil's bid for waiver on Russian Federation sanctions

Those sanctions prohibit USA businesses from providing goods, services, or technology to five Russian energy companies, including Rosneft, the country's largest oil company - freezing the partnership with Exxon. Thanks to sanction waivers granted by the European Union, Norway's Statoil ASA is now drilling in the Arctic Barents Sea, while Italy's Eni is operating in both the Barents and the Black Sea.

Author: 0 Senate Confirms Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

But just like America's farmers and ranchers, I know Secretary Perdue isn't afraid of a hard day's work. Founded in 1904, the United Fresh Produce Association brings together companies across every segment of the fresh produce supply chain, including growers, shippers, fresh-cut processors, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, foodservice operators, industry suppliers and allied associations.

Author: 0 Donald Trump summons entire Senate to WH briefing on North Korea

Aides have also suggested the briefing is being held at the White House to make clear to North Korea that Washington is serious about a shift in policy when it comes to Pyongyang. But the United States and its South Korean and Japanese allies showed their muscle as well by conducting military exercises of their own. Officials in Seoul announced earlier Monday the Vinson is also scheduled to hold a joint training exercise with South Korean naval ships.

World Labour Has (Eventually) Ruled Out A Second Referendum On Brexit
Author: 0 Labour Has (Eventually) Ruled Out A Second Referendum On Brexit

The Conservatives would need a swing of 5.1 per cent, but Labour has held the seat at every General Election since 1997. Now that lawmakers have approved the election, Parliament will be dissolved on May 2. Mrs May insisted an early election would provide "certainty and stability" in the negotiations. According to polls by Opinium, ComRes and YouGov, May's Conservatives held a lead of between 19 and 25 percentage points, with the party's support ranging from 45 percent to 50 percent.

World Mass evacuation in Syria to proceed after deadly blast
Author: 0 Mass evacuation in Syria to proceed after deadly blast

The deals are unpopular with the Syrian opposition, who say they amount to forced displacement of Assad's opponents from Syria's main urban centers in the west of the country. The aftermath of the explosion showed with bodies lying on the ground. The deal to evacuate the four towns is the latest in a string of such agreements through Syria's six-year civil war.