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Pope decries 'vile' attack on Syrians in address

But Francis broke with that tradition, giving an off-the-cuff homily during Mass to try to answer what he described as a nagging question for many faithful: why are there so many tragedies and wars in the world if Jesus has risen from the dead, a belief Christians celebrate each Easter. Continua a leggere...

Is North Korea really capable of starting third world war?

Since taking power in late 2011, Kim Jong Un has executed or purged a slew of high-level government officials in what the South Korean government has described as a "reign of terror". A North Korean missile exploded on launch a day after a massive military parade. The CNN reported that pictures on state television showed thousands of soldiers marching in formation alongside tanks, balloons a... Continua a leggere...

Tax Day protests demand Trump release tax returns

Berkeley Police released a message on social media earlier in the afternoon informing the public it had already confiscated numerous "prohibited items" from people at both rallies. Actress and producer Justine Bateman, who addressed several thousand people at a rally in downtown Los Angeles, said Americans need "financial statement proof" that Trump is not beholden to any business interests or cou... Continua a leggere...

Republicans Got Gorsuch Confirmed But Senate Democrats Are Winning The War

Republicans Got Gorsuch Confirmed But Senate Democrats Are Winning The War Almost 14 months, two presidents, two nominees, and one national election after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in his sleep at a West Texas ranch, the Senate confirmed his successor Friday. But then in 2013, with Democrats in charge and Republicans blocking President Barack Obama's nominees, the Democrats did take the step, removing the filibuster for all presidential appointments exc... Continua a leggere...

Sri Lankan UN peacekeepers accused of involvement in Haiti child-sex ring

The reputation of MINUSTAH was further damaged in 2010 by an outbreak of cholera introduced by Nepalese UN peacekeepers serving in the mission. Britain's U.N. He said the United Nations would withhold payments to peacekeepers facing credible allegations. Associated Press notes that in Haiti, at least 134 Sri Lankan Peacekeepers are alleged to have been involved in a sex ring from 2004 to 2007. Continua a leggere...

Seven held by Swedish authorities after Stokholm truck attack

Seven held by Swedish authorities after Stokholm truck attack Akilov was detained on Friday night in a northern Stockholm suburb hours after police say he carried out the attack. Another five people were being held for questioning after raids and police said they had conducted about 500 interviews. A fire broke out Friday afternoon at the store after the truck smashed into shoppers at its entrance on Stockholm's pedestrian Drottninggatan street. Continua a leggere...

Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to US Supreme Court

Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to US Supreme Court Conservatives applauded the vote on Friday. Still, Democrats were aghast. The Senate has voted to confirm federal Judge Neil Gorsuch of Colorado to the Supreme Court (SCOTUS), concluding concluding a controversial period of the court being without a full bench for over a year. Continua a leggere...

Schools closed as Cyclone Cook hits

The massive is expected to hit New Zealand this night and tomorrow to reach the capital of Wellington. Cyclone Cook is set to be the worst storm system in New Zealand in almost 50 years and the Fire Service has already received dozen of calls about rising water threatening homes in the Thames-Coromandel District, Matamata and Tauranga, a spokesman said. Continua a leggere...

In Seoul, US Vice President Pence makes geopolitics personal

Tensions have been rising between North Korea and the United States, with the former claiming it is ready for "all-out war". "On this day I think of my dad", Pence said. "For this particular case if they took the time and energy to launch a missile that failed we don't need to expend any resources against that", the adviser said, adding that if the test had been successful or if it had been a nu... Continua a leggere...

Opposition marks Zuma's birthday with protest

Opposition marks Zuma's birthday with protest The reshuffle triggered several ratings agencies to downgrade South Africa's credit rating to junk status, making it harder for the country to borrow money on worldwide markets. The DA's online "No Confidence" petition against President Jacob Zuma, has passed the 500 000 signatures mark, making it the biggest political online petition in history - at least, that's according to the party in blue. Continua a leggere...

Israel braces for Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike

Since 2012, the prisoners, especially the administrative detainees, have carried out dozens of individual hunger strikes and they are still ongoing. In a joint press released on Saturday, the Commission of Detaineesand Ex-Detainees Affairs (CDA), the Palestinian Prisoners' Society and the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said 57 women and 300 children were among the detainees. Continua a leggere...

Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to Supreme Court; Conservatives Celebrate

Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to Supreme Court; Conservatives Celebrate On Thursday, Republicans voted to change the rules of the Senate, allowing for Supreme Court nominees to be confirmed with a simple majority. Senate Democrats blocked the nomination in the first successful filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee in almost 50 years. Continua a leggere...

North Korea's latest launch a fizzer, but main players remain tight-lipped

Vice President Pence, who arrived Sunday in Seoul as part of a 10-day Asian trip, said, "Our resolve has never been stronger, our commitment to this historic alliance with the courageous people of South Korea has never been stronger, and with your help and God's help, freedom will ever prevail on this peninsula". Continua a leggere...

Putin says expects 'fake' gas attacks to discredit Syria's Assad

Putin says expects 'fake' gas attacks to discredit Syria's Assad Russian President Vladimir Putin's hopes of a good relationship with Donald Trump had been fading for some time. Mr Putin and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani said American military intervention was a " violation of worldwide law" during telephone talks backing the Syrian regime. Continua a leggere...

Despite drop in crossings, Homeland Security chief says border wall still needed

Despite drop in crossings, Homeland Security chief says border wall still needed Kelly said the number of families and children traveling alone also declined steeply. "In my view, the wall is all of that", said Kelly. "The president knows that I'm looking at every variation on the theme, and I have no doubt when I go back to him and say, you know, Boss, a wall makes sense here; high-tech fencing makes sense over here; technology makes sense over here - I have no doubt th... Continua a leggere...

Impressive voter turnout in Nanjangud, Gundlupet bypolls

Impressive voter turnout in Nanjangud, Gundlupet bypolls The police rushed to the spot and resorted to mild lathi charge to disperse the crowd. Voters thronged polling booths in the two constituencies in large numbers right from when they were opened at 7 am, and till 5 in the evening, the closing time, the 236 booths in Nanjangud recorded a 78 per cent voting, while at Gundlupet the figure, according to officials stood at 87 per cent at its 250 polli... Continua a leggere...

Man City owners buy Uruguayan club, expand global network

Man City owners buy Uruguayan club, expand global network Founded in 2007, Atletico Torque play in Uruguay's second division, where they have finished in the top six in each of the past two seasons. "The acquisition marks City's intention to invest in Uruguayan football, not only in terms of infrastructure at the club, but also in coaching, executive leadership, youth academy and the senior playing squad", City said in a statement on Wednesday. Continua a leggere...

Alabama governor says he won't resign despite scandal

Bentley has insisted nothing he did was illegal and said Friday he would not resign. Bentley vowed again he won't resign even as his political. The Alabama State Supreme Court has ruled and the Robert Bentley impeachment procedures can now continue Monday. Continua a leggere...

Iran: President Rouhani registers to run for 2nd term

Iran: President Rouhani registers to run for 2nd term It is assumed Jahangiri, a 60-year-old reformist, is running to offer an alternative in case Rouhani is disqualified by the Guardian Council, which vets the candidates. Nearly all will be disqualified over the coming fortnight by the Guardian Council, which is controlled by religious conservatives. Many of them hope that Raeesi will one day succeed Khamenei as the supreme leader, and they think ha... Continua a leggere...

Car bomb kills at least 7 at restaurant in Somalia's capital

Car bomb kills at least 7 at restaurant in Somalia's capital There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has declared the country a war zone, instructing the military to prepare a new offensive against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab extremists. Continua a leggere...


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