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Trump directs top economic advisers to negotiate rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership

Trump directs top economic advisers to negotiate rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership President Trump is directing his top economic advisers to negotiate re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership, after pulling out of the trade agreement just one year ago. The Turnbull government has been in negotiations with USA respresentatives about rejoining and Turnbull has repeatedly said that the door "remains open" to the US. [Full Article...]

Dozens dead in possible gas attack in Syria; regime denies allegation

Dozens dead in possible gas attack in Syria; regime denies allegation Others put the toll at 150 or more. Syria denies ever using chemical weapons during the seven-year civil war, and said it eliminated its chemical arsenal under a 2013 agreement brokered by the U-S and Russian Federation. "The regime's history of using chemical weapons against its own people is not in dispute, and in fact almost one year ago on April 4, 2017, Assad's forces conducted a ... [Full Article...]

Senate Suspends Delta APC Senator Ovie Omo-Agege For 90 Days

Senate Suspends Delta APC Senator Ovie Omo-Agege For 90 Days The Senate on Thursday suspended a pro-Buhari senator, Ovie Omo-Agege for 90 legislative days for his remarks during and after the consideration of the electoral acts amendment. "Distinguished Colleagues, a number of points have been raised". "Those of us that understand politics, understand that because of our own peculiar interest, sometimes some people decide to act like they are holier than ... [Full Article...]

France President Macron says has 'proof' of Syrian chemical attack, vows response

France President Macron says has 'proof' of Syrian chemical attack, vows response Mr. Macron said that he would respond "at a time of our choosing, when we judge it to be the most useful and the most effective". Meanwhile, an worldwide chemical weapons watchdog organization said Thursday that its team is en route to Syria and will begin work Saturday to investigate the attack, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said. [Full Article...]

Top court tells HC to hear election pleas

Top court tells HC to hear election pleas Panchayat polls are slated to be held in the state in 3 phases on 1st, 3rd and 5th May but the unfolding events have cast a spectre of uncertainty on their schedule. Former state advocate general Bimal Chatterjee said unleashing of violence to ensure a walkover in the panchayat elections is nothing but incapacitation of democracy. [Full Article...]

Palestinian martyred, another injured in Israeli aerial attack on Gaza

Palestinian martyred, another injured in Israeli aerial attack on Gaza Tamer Abu Daqqa, 28, said he recognized himself in the video, which was filmed on December 22 in southern Gaza, particularly due to the red jacket he was wearing. On Sunday , the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said she was opening a preliminary probe to determine whether there was enough evidence to launch a full-blown investigation into any alleged crimes committed... [Full Article...]

Finances of Parkland school shooting gunman to be examined at hearing

Finances of Parkland school shooting gunman to be examined at hearing An indigency hearing for confessed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High gunman Nikolas Cruz will be held Wednesday afternoon. "Mr. Cruz does not want those funds, whatever money that he is entitled to", said lawyer Melissa McNeill. "That amount of money would already be gone", he said. Judge Elizabeth Scherer did not make an immediate ruling. Cruz is charged with killing 17 people and wounding ... [Full Article...]

Israel's Labor Party cuts ties with UK Labour head over anti-Semitic incidents

Israel's Labor Party cuts ties with UK Labour head over anti-Semitic incidents Gardiner reportedly said. He was speaking at a screening of his film " I, Daniel Blake " organised by the Kingswood Constituency Labour Party. Israel's opposition Labor Party has cut ties with the head of the United Kingdom's Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn , over concerns regarding anti-Semitism and his relationship with the Jewish community. [Full Article...]

In Israel, Poland, it's Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Israeli parliament - the Knesset - will hold its annual ceremony - Unto Every Person There is a Name - in which lawmakers recite names of victims of the Nazis for almost two hours. At the same time, he said to the Iranian people, "Israel is not your enemy". Holocaust Remembrance Day events were launched on Wednesday evening with the official state ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memor... [Full Article...]

Republicans warn Trump firing Mueller would be a major mistake

Republicans warn Trump firing Mueller would be a major mistake The raid was overseen by the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan and was based in part on a referral from Mueller, said Cohen's lawyer, Stephen Ryan. Cornyn declined to say how Congress would react to a Mueller firing or whether that might trigger impeachment proceedings against Trump. [Full Article...]

Cold Case Murder Victim Identified After 37 Years

Cold Case Murder Victim Identified After 37 Years Her body was found in Troy in 1981. He added that the woman's mother, who held out hope for decades that Marcia would eventually return home, is now looking at replacing the "Jane Doe" inscription on her headstone. Police say King was never reported as a missing person. King's was one of the first cases accepted into the DNA Doe Project. According to Miami County Sheriff's Office Chief Deput... [Full Article...]

GOP readies response to Comey memoir

GOP readies response to Comey memoir Further, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel showed the hand that Republicans plan to play ahead of the release of Comey's memoir " A Higher Loyalty " next week and his accompanying media tour to promote it. Following Sunday's interview, Comey has numerous other bookings, including news programs as well as appearances with CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert and the ladies of "The View". [Full Article...]

Paddy Jackson attempting to recover legal costs from Belfast rape trial

Paddy Jackson attempting to recover legal costs from Belfast rape trial REPORTING RESTRICTIONS HAVE been lifted in the Belfast rugby rape trial, meaning details heard in the trial of Paddy Jackson , Stuart Olding , Blane McIlroy and Rory Harrison in the absence of the jury can now be reported. After she asked to be provided with evidence of this - such as bank statements - Judge Patricia Smyth granted Legal Aid for Olding. She said: "I am studiously anxious to ens... [Full Article...]

Still warm and windy today

Still warm and windy today Friday: Another mainly quiet pattern is expected as high pressure slowly pushes east of us. With temperatures expected to climb into the low 80s to the mid-90s Thursday , winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour and relative humidity levels below 15 percent, forecasters expect wildfires to spark in areas of Oklahoma that have been under a statewide burn ban since February. [Full Article...]

BT pundit explains how Messi and Suarez are holding Barcelona back

BT pundit explains how Messi and Suarez are holding Barcelona back They scored three goals in the second leg, with the travelling side leaving the stadium goalless. The round of games ends with Real Madrid's visit to play bottom of the table Malaga with Madrid still relieved following the last minute penalty decision which helped them avoid a Champions League humiliation at home to Juventus on Wednesday night. [Full Article...]

OPCW fails to identify origin of nerve agent in Skripal case

OPCW fails to identify origin of nerve agent in Skripal case Testing by OPCW laboratories, the details of which were kept confidential, also found the substance used in Salisbury to be of "a high purity", which supports the British government's assertion that a state was involved. The OPCW, which works to rid the world of chemical arms stockpiles, is based in The Hague and was brought in to carry out an independent analysis of the incident. [Full Article...]

Man arrested for attempted murder after shooting at Washington Walmart parking lot

Man arrested for attempted murder after shooting at Washington Walmart parking lot It reported the stabbing happened near a row of shops. Police arrested Brian T. Griffin in March on charges he set the February fire which destroyed the building. The man was taken to hospital where he is still now in critical condition. Police were called and the suspect fled in a vehicle. While in custody, police said he was identified as the suspect in connection with Saturday's shooting. [Full Article...]

Freezing rain, big warmup in forecast as ice storm lurks

Freezing rain, big warmup in forecast as ice storm lurks Environment Canada says that some freezing rain (ugh!) is possible Thursday morning. A low-pressure system was expected to move into southern Ontario on Saturday and hang around for most of Sunday, bringing a significant amount of rain and freezing rain with it. [Full Article...]

Syrian troops on alert after USA threatens military action

Syrian troops on alert after USA threatens military action Trump's threat of a military strike seemed to prompt strong words from a top adviser of Iran's supreme leader. Its effective surrender to government forces comes after years of siege by Assad's troops and a months-long, intense military offensive. [Full Article...]

District governor among 12 killed in eastern Afghanistan militant attack

District governor among 12 killed in eastern Afghanistan militant attack The report comes as Afghans prepare to bury Ali Dost Shams, the district governor killed in an overnight attack by Taliban fighters in central Ghazni province. He claimed that the armed opposition group overrun Khawja Omari district early Thursday after killing 20 security personnel and district officials, including the district governor and police chief. [Full Article...]


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