Turkish President rejects regime shift after referendum on constitutional amendments

The referendum on constitutional change would abolish the post of PM, allowing the president to appoint cabinet ministers and bring all state bureaucracy under his control. Turkey has sent troops into Syria to help opposition Syrian forces clear a... More..

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by | Sunday, April 16, 2017

Tax Day demonstrators to demand Trump release his taxes

Ninety-two percent of those surveyed say there are now too many tax loopholes for wealthy people, and 90 percent say there are too many loopholes for corporations. "I was annoyed and that's when I shot off that...More..

by | Sunday, April 16, 2017

Flies out as pinch-hitter in Cubs' 4-2 loss to Pirates

Watson retired the first two batters in the ninth before a walk, an error by Freese and a hit batter loaded the bases. Bryant's home run was the sixth that has hit the video board in left field, according t...More..

by | Sunday, April 16, 2017

Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

Morano, born on November 29, 1899, had been living in a tidy, one-room apartment, where she was kept company by her caregiver and two elderly nieces. Her doctor of 27 years, Carlo Bava, had told AFP news agen...More..

by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

Russian relations 'may be at an all-time low'

United States and Russian Federation have recently traded caustic accusations following a U.S. strike on a Syrian air base in retaliation to the suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in Syria, blamed b...More..

Iran's Rouhani calls Assad to stress backing for Syrian state
by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

Iran's Rouhani calls Assad to stress backing for Syrian state

After previous gas attacks in Syria which the West blamed on the Assad regime, Mr Putin made a deal with former-President Barack Obama to scrap Syria's arsenal of deadly chemical weapons. Spokesman Sean Spicer ...More..

President Trump Signs Controversial 'Planned Parenthood' Rule
by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

President Trump Signs Controversial 'Planned Parenthood' Rule

But the Trump administration's opposition to abortion, even potentially at the expense of women's health care, seems clear. Anti-abortion activists hailed the move as returning power to the states while criti...More..

No 'reliable information' on Chechen gay killings
by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

No 'reliable information' on Chechen gay killings

So far the Russian government has not publicly commented on the episode. The former vice president also called on the current US administration to live up to its promises "to advance human rights for everyone...More..

by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

US sends dozens of troops to Somalia, 1st time in decades

As part of its long-fought shadow war against al-Shabab militants, the US has carried out commando raids and drone assassinations there (with the latter markedly increasing in 2015-2016). He said that, ...More..

First night of playoffs teaches lesson to young Maple Leafs
by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

First night of playoffs teaches lesson to young Maple Leafs

Even faced with the daunting prospect of having to play the President's Trophy-winning Washington Capitals , the consensus pick as Stanley Cup favorites, the Leafs are staying upbeat and savoring the moment th...More..

Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at 'all-time low'
by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at 'all-time low'

But Tillerson is confident the attack was directed by the Assad regime. Canada's position has everything to do with staying on side with Trump and little to do with influencing anything internationally, becau...More..

Swedish store hit by truck regrets 'damaged goods' promotion
by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

Swedish store hit by truck regrets 'damaged goods' promotion

The 39-year-old suspect in the Stockholm attack "showed interest for extremist organisations like IS", police chief Jonas Hysing said. A fire broke out on Friday afternoon at the store after the truck smash...More..

by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

Trump's personnel picks come back to haunt him

After serving as Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway was tapped to serve as "counselor to the president", where she is responsible for helping White House leadership with messaging and executing the ad...More..

Uzbekistan sends information about lorry attack suspect to Sweden
by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

Uzbekistan sends information about lorry attack suspect to Sweden

Uzbekistan says it had warned "Western partners" about the suspect in the Stockholm truck attack that left four people dead last week. He said the man who allegedly carried out the attack, 39-year-old Rakhmat...More..

by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

GRAPHIC: Officers fired after punching, kicking man during arrest

A pair of police officers in Georgia have been fired after cell phone videos surfaced of a violent arrest they made this week. The Gwinnett County Police Department in Lawrenceville, Georgia - about 30 mile...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Russian bombing suspect identified

Kyrgyzstan's foreign ministry and security service said Jalilov, an ethnic Uzbek, was born in the city of Osh in 1995 and left the country at the age of 16. The Investigative Committee hasn't caught any assoc...More..

New model of grammar schools truly open for all, says Justine Greening
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

New model of grammar schools truly open for all, says Justine Greening

Since 2014, more than 80 per cent of mainstream free schools have been approved in areas where there was a need for more school places, while others are opened in response to parental demand to create competiti...More..

GCHQ 'principal whistleblower over Trump team's Russian Federation links'
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

GCHQ 'principal whistleblower over Trump team's Russian Federation links'

The ongoing probe into ties between Russian Federation and affiliates of President Donald Trump was reportedly first spurred by global spy agencies that picked up "suspicious interactions", which they began sha...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Syria's Assad: Idlib chemical attack 'fabrication'

U.S. Central Command said Thursday that coalition aircraft were given the wrong coordinates by their partner forces, the predominantly-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces, for a strike meant to target Islamic Stat...More..

Muslim Law Board to abolish triple talaq within 18 months
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Muslim Law Board to abolish triple talaq within 18 months

She said several women had met her with grievances related to triple talaq. The government termed the practices of triple talaq and polygamy as patriarchal notions that impeded women's role in society. The ...More..

Pentagon: US dropped MOAB, largest non-nuclear bomb, in Afghanistan
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Pentagon: US dropped MOAB, largest non-nuclear bomb, in Afghanistan

While he initially claimed the ledger listing $12.7 million in illegal off-the-books payments was fake, on Wednesday the AP confirmed that Manafort's consulting firm received at least $1.2 million of that mon...More..

Iraq says Islamic State has lost most of the land it seized
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Iraq says Islamic State has lost most of the land it seized

They retook control of the eastern side of the city, which is divided by the Tigris River, in January and have since mid-February been battling the group holed up in their last west Mosul redoubts. Meanwhile, U...More..

North Park school killer had troubled past
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

North Park school killer had troubled past

PEOPLE was not immediately able to reach relatives of Jonathan, who authorities said had Williams syndrome - a genetic condition characterized by medical problems including cardiovascular disease, developme...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Egypt beefs up security outside churches ahead of Easter

The targets of the attack were St. George's church in Tanta and St. Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria. He detonated his explosives outside, leaving 17 dead, including several police officers. The state of emergenc...More..

Israel shuts border crossing with Egypt after terror attack warning
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Israel shuts border crossing with Egypt after terror attack warning

But the incident - and border closure - underscored concerns over the growing strength and boldness of Egypt's Islamic State affiliate, which is based in Sinai. Officials said that Israelis who were already i...More..

Huge Fire Destroys French Refugee Camp
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Huge Fire Destroys French Refugee Camp

About 20 people were reported hurt in the fight and fire. French authorities announced in mid-March that security forces were planning to start dismantling the camp following clashes at the site. Migrants hav...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

He's Back! Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad to Run Again

He was replaced in the 2013 presidential elections, when the country voted for moderate leader Hassan Rouhani. "He won't be qualified by the Guardian Council for sure given his background", he told the Tehr...More..

Warplanes strike Syrian town hit by chemical attack
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Warplanes strike Syrian town hit by chemical attack

Rouhani then censured the USA for carrying out airstrikes in Syria under a pretext that had no factual basis, adding "during my telephone conversations with President Assad and President Putin, we all agreed th...More..

Smaller rivers could be tapped for agreement with Bangladesh, says Mamata
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Smaller rivers could be tapped for agreement with Bangladesh, says Mamata

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has stated that while she is not at all averse to water sharing with Bangladesh, it could not be done by creating water difficulties for her state. Sheikh Hasina, the ...More..

5 top Dallas restaurants for a grilled cheese sandwich
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

5 top Dallas restaurants for a grilled cheese sandwich

I always seem to put too little cheese on my homemade grilled cheeses. "It's kind of a messy one". The base is the bread, the make or break decision. If the Traditionalists surveyed had to choose additional f...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

US sought to monitor Trump adviser last summer

The Washington Post reported Tuesday the application to a special court to monitor Carter Page was part of the investigation into potential links between the Republican's presidential campaign and Russian ...More..

China still only reporting fraction of executions, Amnesty says
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

China still only reporting fraction of executions, Amnesty says

Most executions took place in China , Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan said the report . Amnesty International China researcher William Nee said while execution figures remained a state secret,...More..

Markey to Trump: Negotiate with Kim Jong Un
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Markey to Trump: Negotiate with Kim Jong Un

But unlike the KN-15, which uses solid fuel, the missile fired Wednesday used liquid fuel and was sacked from a fixed location, rather than a mobile launcher, the official said . "Until their nuclear and mis...More..

by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

The president is spending the weekend at his Florida resort after the two-day meetings with Xi. Many blue-collar workers helped propel him to his unexpected election victory on November 8 and Trump is under pre...More..

Swedish media: Truck crashes into Stockholm store, 3 dead
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Swedish media: Truck crashes into Stockholm store, 3 dead

Previous attacks using vehicles have occurred in London, Berlin and the southern French city of Nice, all of them claimed by the so-called Islamic State (IS). Thousands of people were to gather in central Stoc...More..

Bridge tolls would stay under Green government: Weaver
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bridge tolls would stay under Green government: Weaver

Clark dismissed the NDP promise as a costly "scheme" that would ultimately result in tax hikes. Disclaimer: We know likelihood of poll predicting #bcelexn17 (esp. Braid says the opportunity comes if people ...More..

Toyota announces $1.33 billion investment in Kentucky plant
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Toyota announces $1.33 billion investment in Kentucky plant

Bevin. Toyota says the upgrades amount to its biggest single investment ever at an existing plant in the United States . Toyota said that the investment would help in its new production process that wo...More..

No-fly zone: Trump not allowed to use personal helicopter
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

No-fly zone: Trump not allowed to use personal helicopter

It's not the first time something the president's done on the official plane has been meme-worthy - there have been other Trump on Air Force One memes . Some of his visits don't involve golf; Trump has held me...More..

by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Pope still plans Egypt visit despite bombings

Egypt has imposed a state of emergency effective Tuesday after jihadist bombings killed 44 persons at two churches in the deadliest attacks in recent memory on the country's Coptic Christian minority. The Copti...More..

US Warships Rerouted Toward Korean Peninsula to 'Maintain Readiness'
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

US Warships Rerouted Toward Korean Peninsula to 'Maintain Readiness'

A nuclear-capable SLBM system would take the North's threat to a new level, allowing deployment far beyond the Korean peninsula and a "second-strike" capability in the event of an attack on its military bases. ...More..

by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wedding Date Announced For Pippa Middleton and James Matthews

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be well represented in their aunt Pippa Middleton's highly anticipated wedding! . The Palace didn't provide any specifics on Duchess Kate's role in the wedding ,...More..

USA, Canada and Mexico will launch joint bid to host tournament
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

USA, Canada and Mexico will launch joint bid to host tournament

That's the justification he's provided for sticking by the Russian Federation and Qatar World Cup bids despite the FIFA corruption scandal and political controversies in each country. The United States also bur...More..

O'Reilly advertisers risk reputation, but viewers remain
by | Monday, April 10, 2017

O'Reilly advertisers risk reputation, but viewers remain

He brought in more than $178 million in ad dollars in 2015 and $118.6 million in the first nine months of 2016, and Fox News overall makes up one-fifth of parent company 21st Century Fox's profit, according to ...More..

by | Monday, April 10, 2017

Axelrod: Trump's Susan Rice allegation 'beneath the dignity of that office'

This past weekend, Bloomberg View reported that Rice's covert spying activities were discovered by the National Security Council's senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick while he was conductin...More..

by | Monday, April 10, 2017

Stockholm Attack Suspect Arrested

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said the attack "indicates that it is an act of terror". Their identities were not released by Swedish officials. Jan Evensson of the Stockholm police told a televised news con...More..

Back from the brink? Venezuela reverses its congressional 'coup'
by | Monday, April 10, 2017

Back from the brink? Venezuela reverses its congressional 'coup'

The move drew widespread condemnation from foreign countries. President Nicolas Maduro asked the Supreme Court in a late-night speech to review a ruling nullifying the branch of power that set off a storm of ...More..

by | Monday, April 10, 2017

Somalia car bomb explodes near convoy of top army officials

A auto bomb attack on a bustling street between the ministry of defence headquarters and a military academy has left at least 15 dead. "No one can identify the number of casualties (as) bodies of (the) dead (...More..

by | Monday, April 10, 2017

Attack on Somali army chief kills at least five

The vehicle bomb targeted senior officials leaving the base in a convoy, they said. Al Shabaab, waging an increasingly deadly campaign of bombings despite losing most of its territory to African Union peaceke...More..

by | Monday, April 10, 2017

Trump says Susan Rice may have committed a crime, defends O'Reilly

Adam B. Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said on MSNBC . She would not say whether she saw intelligence related to Trump associates or whether she asked for their ide...More..

by | Monday, April 10, 2017

Tillerson cites Russian inaction as helping to fuel Syrian poison gas attack

But while the free healthcare he gets as a refugee is helping him heal, Mustafa and numerous almost 3 million Syrian migrants who have fled to Turkey are gradually losing hope for their war-ravaged homeland. Si...More..