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New York's mayor blasts Sessions' 'soft on crime' statement

Meanwhile, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been touring different areas along the southern US border with Mexico, vowing to dismantle violent drug cartels and transnational gangs like MS-13. The cities which received the threatening letters have until July 30 of this year to provide documentation showing they are in compliance with federal immigration law. [Full Article...]

Trumps orders review of US visa program for tech workers

Trump signed the order during his visit to the Snap-on Tools headquarters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. While the order will not immediately translate into a visible drop in the number of H-1B visas issued, it will require the Departments of State, Labor, Justice and Homeland Security to make revisions in their regulations to protect American workers. [Full Article...]

Trump says Italy is 'key partner', but contradicts Gentiloni on Libya

The Italian Prime Minister highlighted the contribution of the US Special Forces in defeating the Islamic State group that established a caliphate in Sirte. On Libya, that is also at the center of the migration problem, he warned that any division pr partition of the country must be avoided because it would lead to increased risks for the whole area. [Full Article...]

Ivanka's biz prospers as politics mixes with business

Ivanka's biz prospers as politics mixes with business US imports of her merchandise grew an estimated 40 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to Panjiva Inc., which maintains and analyzes global shipping records. "You can find it online", Conway said. The brand itself claims revenues rose 21 percent a year ago, with early February seeing some of the "best performance ever", according to a statement by Abigail Klem, president of th... [Full Article...]

General election 2017: PM says Tories are 'party of lower taxes'

General election 2017: PM says Tories are 'party of lower taxes' Or the choice is a Labour Party whose natural instinct is to always raise taxes and if you need any evidence of that just look at that their former shadow chancellor said about Labour Party policy. That's the choice: "Lower taxes under the Conservatives or higher taxes under Labour". Despite polls suggesting the Conservatives have a 20-point lead over Labour, Mrs May insisted there was no room f... [Full Article...]

No magic wand to cool scorching housing market: Top politicians

Wynne stressed that the changes are being made to calm the frenetic market and establish fairness for those trying buy a home. In the GTA, sale prices have skyrocketed by 33% in one year. These measures include introducing a 15 per cent Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) on non-Canadian citizens, non-permanent residents and non-Canadian corporations buying residential properties containing one ... [Full Article...]

Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'

Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over' US Vice President Mike Pence kicked off talks with Japan that Washington hopes will open doors for US goods and attract infrastructure investment. "According to one Russian official, ' Trump is more impulsive and unpredictable than Kim Jong-Un .' Well then, Russia, you should have thought of that before you elected him!" The alarming movement on the side of North Korea prompted the US governme... [Full Article...]

USS Carl Vinson sailed away from, not to, Korean Peninsula

USS Carl Vinson sailed away from, not to, Korean Peninsula Rear Adm. Jim Kilby, commander of the force, posted the news on a Facebook page used by the crew of the Carl Vinson and their families. He conducted missions for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, and earned the qualification as a strike fighter tactics instructor from "Top Gun". [Full Article...]

North Korean mock-up birthday video shows missiles blowing up US

North Korean mock-up birthday video shows missiles blowing up US North Korean Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol told the BBC that missiles will still be tested on "a weekly, monthly and yearly basis". "The authorities of the Trump Administration are spouting a load of rubbish calling for browbeating North Korea ", the statement said, adding that the United States said it would deploy "a nuclear aircraft carrier and its strike groups in the waters off t... [Full Article...]

More than one in six schoolkids get bullied in Sweden

More than one in six schoolkids get bullied in Sweden A substantial number of young people feel isolated, humiliated, feel like an outsider at school or are physically assaulted. Students in France are safer from bullies in the school yard, placing below average for exposure to all types of bullying. [Full Article...]

1984 massacre looms over Sajjan's India trip

1984 massacre looms over Sajjan's India trip The Canadian minister started his day early April 20 with a visit to Harmandar Sahib to offer prayers at the holiest of the Sikh shrines. He was speaking after meeting Canadian Minister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan at Chandigarh International Airport here today. [Full Article...]

Man charged with making threatening calls to Jewish centers

Man charged with making threatening calls to Jewish centers The 18-year-old Israeli-American suspect arrested a month ago for making false threats to Jewish community centers around the world was charged with 28 different counts by United States courts. Blanco of the Justice Department's criminal division. Kadar, who is Jewish, was arrested in Israel on 23 March by Israeli national police and has remained in custody there. [Full Article...]

Trump expresses support for French candidate Le Pen

Trump expresses support for French candidate Le Pen The first round will send two of 11 candidates into a run-off vote in two weeks' time to pick a new president for France, a core member of the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, and the world's fifth largest economy. [Full Article...]

French overseas territories kicking off presidential voting

French overseas territories kicking off presidential voting The U.S. president is dismally unpopular in France. But Trump suggested his opinion was no different from any other: "Everybody is making predictions on who is going to win. After the USA elections in November, she described Trump's improbable success as "a sign of hope for those who can not bear wild globalization". "They can not bear the political life led by the elites". [Full Article...]

North Korea 'ready for nuclear attack'

North Korea 'ready for nuclear attack' The festival commemorates the 105 birthday anniversary of Kim Il-sung, the founder of North Korea and Kim's grandfather, and is marked by grand military parades and festivities as the notorious dictator looks on in delight. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Saturday urged North Korea to abide by United Nations resolutions and stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons, as the reclusive state b... [Full Article...]

Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska in Fourth Incident in Four Days

Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska in Fourth Incident in Four Days Anastasia Schmidt, public affairs director for Alaskan NORAD Region, Alaskan Command, 11th Air Force. The Russian jets in both incidents remained in global airspace. Pentagon officials said they believed the Russians were testing the U.S. Air Force's response to their bomber flights. The incidents come amid heightened U.S. [Full Article...]

Pence lands in South Korea after North's failed launch

North Korea launched a long-range rocket and conducted two nuclear tests a year ago, including its most powerful to date, and there have been a slew of shorter range missile firings. A North Korean missile exploded during launch Sunday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful U.S. aircraft supercarrier approaches the Korean Peninsula in a show of force... [Full Article...]

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...]


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