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Sentence next for Volkswagen in US diesel emissions scandal

Sentence next for Volkswagen in US diesel emissions scandal On March 10, the manufacturer pleaded guilty in the USA court in Detroit admitting that almost 600,000 of its diesel cars in the United States were programmed to cheat the emissions tests. Even so, Cox overruled several objections to the plea agreement that would have allowed individuals to seek criminal restitution from the courts. Judge Sean Cox is holding a hearing Friday morning in federal... [Full Article...]

'Dozens killed' in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

An army spokesman for the region, Qahar Aram, gave a different account in a phone interview. "Uzbeki facilitated the movement of ISIS foreign terror fighters and funds", the Centcom spokesman said, noting the deceased terrorists had played a key role in ISIS's external terror-attack plotting. [Full Article...]

Top US officials to testify in Trump-Russia probe reboot

Devin Nunes, R-Calif., a member of Trump's transition team, from involvement in the probe. The latter hearing was the most contentious for Republicans and Democrats on the committee. Now that President Donald Trump has again refused to release his tax returns, it is time to try something new. The panel's chairman had focused largely on looking into whether Trump transition members caught up ... [Full Article...]

Pence to visit mosque in Indonesian capital

Pence to visit mosque in Indonesian capital US Vice President Mike Pence spoke to USA and South Korean troops today and answered their questions at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, where he reaffirmed the USA commitment to its long-standing alliance with South Korea. [Full Article...]

George HW Bush to Stay Through Weekend in Houston Hospital

George HW Bush to Stay Through Weekend in Houston Hospital Family spokesman Jim McGrath posted Friday on Twitter that doctors will keep the 92-year-old Bush at Houston Methodist Hospital "to ensure a fully clean bill of health". The former president was in Methodist for several days back in January for pneumonia. "No father has ever been more blessed, or prouder", George H.W. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump signs executive order to reform H-1B visas

The Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Labor, and the Secretary of Homeland Security are tasked with proposing new rules and issuing new guidance with the intent of protecting US workers and eliminating fraud or abuse. [Full Article...]

20 children killed when minibus hits truck in South Africa

20 children killed when minibus hits truck in South Africa Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? The minibus carrying the students collided with a truck on a road near Bronkhorstspruit, located around 70 kilometers (45 miles) from the capital Pretoria. Numerous fatalities were declared dead at the site of the accident. South Africa has a poor road safety record. The BBC reports that, according to South Africa's... [Full Article...]

Prince home state marks death anniversary with celebrations

Prince home state marks death anniversary with celebrations Whether you are looking for a "Sign "O" The Times" or simply want to reminisce on the genius of Prince in "Purple Rain", take a trip down memory lane to be reminded of one of the greatest performers of all time. In 2017 so far, Prince's music is still outperforming at radio: his songs have accumulated almost 141,000 spins as of April 13, 2017, almost double the number over the corresponding ... [Full Article...]

US Drags S Korea, Japan Into Conflict With Asian Powers

Beijing denied its aircraft were on an increased level of alert. The Interfax news agency on Friday quoted Alexander Gordeyev, spokesman for the Far Eastern Military district, as saying that the movement of heavy weaponry, caught on film and widely distributed on social media, is part of "absolutely scheduled maneuvers of combat readiness". [Full Article...]

Erdogan Narrowly Wins Referendum for Executive Power

The U.S. State Department said it had taken note of the European monitors' concerns and looked forward to a final report , urging the Turkish government to protect the rights and freedoms of all citizens, however they voted. Sigmar Gabriel also called on the government in Ankara not to distance itself from Europe. Observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) a... [Full Article...]

Griezmann scores from spot as Atletico beats Leicester 1-0

Griezmann scores from spot as Atletico beats Leicester 1-0 It's a good win for us but the second leg will be hard. Atletico Madrid have won their first leg quarter-final tie against visiting Leicester City 1-nil in the UEFA Champions League. Perhaps Torres' affection for Leicester went some way to explaining how he managed to make such a mess of a chance he had to score in the 60th minute. [Full Article...]

French Candidates Boost Security Ahead of Tense Vote

French Candidates Boost Security Ahead of Tense Vote Her answer: "No, I don't believe it is so". A man walks past French presidential campaign posters displayed in Marnes-la-Coquette, outside Paris , Thursday, April 20, 2017. Even among those intending to vote, 28 per cent remain undecided over which candidate to choose. A state of emergency has been in place since 2015. Migrants are in unfortunate [situations], but there are people from Franc... [Full Article...]

Penguins beat Blue Jackets to take series lead

Edmonton 1, San Jose 0: Zack Kassian scored midway through the third period, Cam Talbot made 23 saves in his second straight shutout and the Oilers beat the Sharks in San Jose, California, in Game 3 of their first-round series. Pittsburgh then closed within one at 16:24 of the second when Hainsey scored his first goal of the series on a shot from the boards that went between the legs of teammate ... [Full Article...]

May's election pitch: 'Make me stronger' for Brexit talks

May's election pitch: 'Make me stronger' for Brexit talks May is hoping to gain a bigger majority in Parliament for her Conservatives . "If we're negotiating at a point that is quite close to a general election , I think the Europeans might have seen that as a time of weakness when they could push us", she explained. [Full Article...]

Marc Albrighton: Leicester can not afford to do this after Atletico Madrid defeat

Marc Albrighton: Leicester can not afford to do this after Atletico Madrid defeat Anderlecht will have to come out and play and I just think that man Zlatan will step up for them and prove he is the main man after watching Marcus Rashford take the plaudits at the weekend. Leicester , meanwhile, didn't threaten an away goal as Atletico held out for their 18th clean sheet in 22 home Champions League games since Simeone took charge. [Full Article...]

Facebook Murderer's Last Words Before Shooting Himself

Facebook Murderer's Last Words Before Shooting Himself Stephens posted a video of himself killing Godwin, a former foundry worker and a father of 10. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about the murder at the site's annual developers conference Tuesday. Almost two days after Steve Stephens fatally shot Godwin in cold blood, two of his daughters met with Joy Lane for the first time. Stephens then posted the video on Facebook , ... [Full Article...]

VP Pence & Japanese leaders begin talks in Tokyo

VP Pence & Japanese leaders begin talks in Tokyo Pence has reportedly said "all options are on the table" in terms of dealing with the DPRK , but that President Donald Trump was determined to work with Japan, China and South Korea to find a peaceful solution. The U.S. has scheduled a high-level open meeting of the Security Council on North Korean nonproliferation for April 28. -South Korean installation, which is just outside the 2.5-mile wid... [Full Article...]

Secret Service limits sidewalk access south of White House

Secret Service limits sidewalk access south of White House Last week, the administration announced that it would no longer release visitor logs from the White House, Trump Tower, or the president's Mar-a-Lago resort-prompting the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the watchdog group Public Citizen to question what Trump was trying to hide. [Full Article...]

No red beacons on official vehicles from May 1: Jaitley

No red beacons on official vehicles from May 1: Jaitley The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 April 2017 made a decision to ban the use of red beacons symbols on the vehicles of VIPs. As per the rule 313 of the AP Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, which the youngest state follows, the red beacon can be used on top front of the vehicle of the governor, vehicles escorting the governor's auto, chief secretary, chief justice of the h... [Full Article...]

Venezuelan opposition calls for more mass protests

The protests are expected to be the biggest in three years, putting extra pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to negotiate with the opposition and find a way of easing the country's economic crisis. However, the economic crisis is hitting Venezuela's public health system the hardest. That's making it almost impossible for the country to pay its debts and import food, medicine and other essentia... [Full Article...]


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