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'We will get it done,' says Trump, hopeful of Mideast peace

On Wednesday, Trump hosted Abbas at the White House, and pledged to move forward. Ushering in peace between the Israelis and Palestinians isn't the only thing Trump thinks is easier than people have said in the past. This was the first face-to-face...

Russia: No US Coalition Jets Allowed in Syrian De-Escalation Zones

Moscow said that it was talking to "Jordan and a number of other countries" to sign up as backers of the initiative. Syria's armed opposition is rejecting a Russian plan to create safe zones in the country, saying it is a threat to territorial inte...

Violence, Bloodshed Mount in Afghanistan, Report Says

Some experts, including Ioannis Koskinas of the New America think-tank, have argued that the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch in Afghanistan, made up of disgruntled Afghan and Pakistani Taliban fighters, may also be involved in the opium trade.

NSA still collecting Americans' phone call data

Signed into law in June 2015, the act was interpreted by some as a significant scaling back of national security policy formed after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, while others said it was at least a good first step in that it meant the...

McDonald's touts 'frork' fry utensil to promote new burgers

Is this a real problem? Probably not. But good news: "We solved it anyway!" "Will the Frork change your life?" You've always used your fries to mop up the "topping droppings" that ooze out as you bite into your burger, right? "I mean, sure ...

US, North Korea face off in high-stakes game of chicken

Landers/U.S. Navy via AP). The nuclear-powered submarine USS Michigan approaches to join the US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in drills near the Korean Peninsula, at Busan port in Busan, South Korea, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The strategy hinges gr...

BC Election 2017: NDP seeks Green votes with climate-action town hall

The online posts list all manner of gripes against Clark's government - everything from soaring B.C. Hydro rates to overcrowded schools to backed-up emergency rooms - all with the #IAmLinda hashtag. But the most notable trend for Bozinoff is with t...

US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess'

But, it specifically states that the Trump administration can not spend those extra homeland security funds on a wall at the Mexico border. Mr Trump said at almost every campaign stop past year that Mexico would pay for the 2,000-mile border ...

Top US general in Afghanistan sees Russian Federation sending weapons to Taleban

Afghan soldiers stand guard at the gate of a military base in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan , April 21, 2017, after an attack by Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen who entered the compound wearing Afghan army uniforms. Their resignations came after a ...

Central Park service planned for National Day of Prayer

The NDA Task Force is a privately funded organization whose goal is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. A key part of the evening is the active participation by those attending, who break into smaller groups to pray together f...

French appeals court refuses extradition of ex-Kosovo PM Haradinaj

Haradinaj gave a speech stressing that "Albanians are peaceful people but they can not be subdued". Haradinaj's arrest further strained fragile ties between Serbia and Kosovo, which has repeatedly demanded Belgrade must drop its efforts to prosec...

Push for South China Sea code stirs ASEAN suspicions about Beijing's endgame

A draft of an ASEAN chairman's communique to be issued by Duterte at the end of the summit also does not mention the arbitration decision, which invalidated China's historic claim to virtually the entire South China Sea. This led to a sharp deteriora...

Abbas to stop funding electricity in Hamas-run Gaza

Shops in commercial districts shuttered their doors, leaving normally busy streets and markets empty. Fatah also called on Palestinians to take the streets on Friday as a part of a "day of rage" in support of the prisoners. To disperse the Palestin...

United Kingdom signals willingness to strike Assad forces in Syria

Asked on Thursday whether the British government would need to consult parliament before taking any such action, Johnson said: "I think that needs to be tested". Downing Street said: "The US have been clear that they are not planning any further stri...

Erdogan: 'Fresh page' for US relations with Trump

But diplomatic tensions between Austria and Turkey predate this escalation with other European countries after Austria led earlier calls to stop EU membership talks with Turkey. While some ministers are calling for sustained relations with a hard par...

US Corn Planting Catching Up

Iowa and Minnesota - which together account for more than a quarter of national production - are notably behind normal pace. Watch AgDay's weather forecast every weekday. State crop statistician Mark Schleusener discusses corn and soybean plant...

Chris Soules breaks silence after arrest, fatal accident

While it's been reported that Chris checked the victim's pulse and called 911, he later fled the scene by foot and was promptly arrested about five hours later at his home in Arlington, IA, in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday, April 25.

Prominent firm to defend 'Bachelor' star in Iowa crash case

Authorities say Soules' pickup was damaged and that he left the scene in another truck before emergency responders arrived. Of course, there were also plenty of rumors - some even substantiated by legitimate claims - that Whitney Bischoff and Chri...

Venezuela death toll hits 27, protesters battle security forces

A man was shot dead on Tuesday at a political demonstration in Venezuela's western state of Lara, bringing to 26 the number of deaths since protests against the socialist government began a month ago. "I have an empty stomach because I can't find foo...

Rampaging wild boars kill 3 ISIS terrorists in Iraq

ISIS later began killing pigs in the area, according to Iraqi news site Al-Sumeria, Newsweek reported . Sheikh Anwar al-Assi told the newspaper the militants, over a three-day period prior to the attack, had executed 25 people who were attemp...

Nasdaq tops 6000 mark for first time ever

Of course the stock market in general has also been on a tear recently - the S&P 500 is up 20% over the last year, and the Russell 200 is up 30% over the past year. Quarterly figures from Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft are due tomorrow. Trump pro...

PDP leader shot dead amid clashes in Srinagar

State Education Minister Altaf Bukhari told The Indian Express that outsiders had mingled with the students, leading to clashes with the police. "Some boys involved in stone-pelting were caught on the spot and detained by police", the spokesman sai...

Arkansas Attorney General Tries to Undo Judge's Orders on Executions

In his order, Griffen prohibited Arkansas from using the paralytic drug and said he would address its future ownership at a later hearing. McKesson, one of medical supply company that accused Arkansas of misleadingly obtaining a lethal injection dr...

Jewish group criticizes pope for likening refugee centers to concentration camps

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) later urged the pope "to reconsider his regrettable choice of words " for using the term concentration camp. He revealed that he had met the woman's husband and their three children during his visit to a refug...

OSCE monitor killed in Ukraine when mine blows up vehicle

The OSCE is investigating the incident. The blast was believed to be caused by a land mine. "This appalling incident underlines the increasingly risky security environment the SMM monitors are working in every day", Zannier said. Death of colleague...

Turkey electoral board rejects request to annul referendum

Mr. President, you're the leader of the Free World; you shouldn't come off as cheering a rigged election that sets back the cause of freedom. Opposition parties, the Turkish bar association and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europ...

Saudi King appoints his son ambassador to the U.S

He also participated in flight missions over Yemen, where the kingdom has been bombing a Yemeni faction aligned with Iran for more than two years. The two Arab leaders then had talks during which they "reviewed the strong and brotherly relations as...

Delhi MCD polls: Modi magic may help BJP sail through

Mounds of garbage are everywhere, sewers are blocked. Pandey said the BJP has converted the MCDs into Most Corrupt Departments in the world and he challenged the BJP to point out a single achievement of the MCDs during last 10 years. "The BJP could...

Emerson RCMP charge prisoner at CBSA port of entry

Michelle Omoruyi , 43, is charged with human smuggling and conspiracy to commit human smuggling. Fisher said a search of a home in Regina, Saskatchewan linked to Omoruyi uncovered a stash of cash and other unspecified evidence. The National Post r...

Charity Worker Freed in Egypt Meets Trump

Hijazi's case has garnered global attention over the years - Human Rights Watch called it a "travesty of justice" in a report released last month and argued that there was virtually no evidence to support the prosecution. She did finally get a trial ...

French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote

In between in hanging out on a yacht with Oprah and penning his memoir , the former president of the United States took some time out of his vacation to make a long-distance call to French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.

Aaron Hernandez's brain will be examined for CTE

Authorities discovered the 27-year-old Hernandez at 3:05 a.m.in his single cell in the correctional center in Shirley, Mass ., hanging from a bed sheet tied to the cell's window, the cell door jammed shut from the inside with various items.

Apple iPhone 8 Will Come With All-Screen Display

In terms of display size, the upgrades will feature the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes as the current lineup while the iPhone 8 is speculated to feature a 5.7-inch display. Apple declined to comment on the report. "One of the latest" prototypes us...

Ossoff, Handel headed to runoff in Georgia congressional special election

And according to Brian Fallon, the former spokesperson for failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Ossoff's showing in Georgia's 6th district could potentially be a roadmap for the Democratic Party's strategy going forward to win ov...

Enormous iceberg causes tourists to flock to tiny Newfoundland town

Most of the icebergs float past the coast, but this one appears to have become grounded in the shallow water, mayor Kavanagh added. Kavanagh believes it's drawing more visitors - more than it's used to receiving. The BBC reported more icebergs are ...

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S.Korea to announce joint military drill plan with United States before April

The simple Sino-Russian proposal, firmly rejected by Washington, seeks a simultaneous suspension of both nuclear tests by Pyongyang and the large-scale military exercises by Wa...

McConnell: Trump Should Back Romney for Senate

Those close to Romney say as senator he is less interested in direct combat with President Donald Trump than he once was and more interested in promoting Utah - though the ma...

Political experts rate Donald Trump worst president in United States history

He has a ways to go to catch Abe Lincoln, however, who finished at No. 1. In the ranking of the most successful American leaders, U.S. President Donald trump took the last plac...

Israeli Army Fires at Gaza Target After Device Explodes Near Border

These specific military targets belonging to the Hamas organization were attacked, Xinhua quoted a statement issued by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Saturday's incident comes...

Auburn vs SC basketball

Auburn sophomore forward Anfernee McLemore will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious injury to his left leg during Saturday's loss against SC . Freshman forward...

'Oxfam's next actions will be critical' says MP

Oxfam has said it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. More than 1,000 direct debits to the charity were cancelled ove...

Ramaphosa to outline anti-corruption plans in SONA

FILE: Ramaphosa is congratulated by members of opposition parties. Ramaphosa thanked South Africans for their "patience and forbearance" in allowing the governing African Nat...

Mitt Romney Announces Utah Senate Run

Romney is the former governor of MA and was the Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential election. Orrin Hatch considered retirement, speculation grew that Romney - who re...

Korea fall to Sweden amid more unity displays

He said he was confident the sides would eventually get to the negotiating table, but if Kim wanted to talk "he's got to tell me he wants to talk". His administration's 2019 bu...

USA urges help for Iraq, extends $3 billion credit line

Non-governmental organisations on Monday pledged $330mn but the main commitments are expected to be made by about 70 countries on the final day of the conference today. Araji said ...

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NY bomber sentenced to life in prison

NY bomber sentenced to life in prison

In addition to the bombs in Manhattan, Rahimi was accused of planting a bomb on the route of a charity running race in New Jersey, which exploded without injuring anyone, and shoot...

NEC will finalise Zuma transition on Monday- Ramaphosa

NEC will finalise Zuma transition on Monday- Ramaphosa

On Sunday, the ANC marked the commemoration of Mandela from prison in Cape Town. It said the leaders, who have participated in discussions on Zuma's exit, dropped out because of ...

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead at 70

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead at 70

The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir has paid tribute to Barlow on Twitter, writing: "This life is fleeting, as we all know - the Muse we serve is not". "With a broken heart I have to...

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Will Pay for Funeral of Edwin Jackson

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Will Pay for Funeral of Edwin Jackson

Jackson and the driver of his ride-share auto Jeffrey Monroe were killed Sunday morning after a black Ford F-150 pickup driven by a 37-year-old undocumented immigrant man struck...

US Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal

Under Congress' arcane ways, a broad-brush agreement to increase legally binding spending "caps" - which would otherwise keep the budgets for the military and domestic agencies ess...