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Vice President Mike Pence makes surprise visit to Korean Demilitarized Zone

Vice President Mike Pence makes surprise visit to Korean Demilitarized Zone The White House has contingency plans for Pence's trip should it coincide with another North Korean nuclear test, the adviser said. Pence's remarks at an Easter Service with American troops based in South Korea came after North Korea launched a missile off its east coast. Continua a leggere...

Immigration thresholds to focus on skills - BusinessNZ

Immigration thresholds to focus on skills - BusinessNZ The move, which aims to ensure that migrants aren't taking lower skilled jobs that could be done by Kiwis, will see a new remuneration threshold set at the New Zealand median income of $49,000. and encourage employers to take on more Kiwis and invest in the training to upskill them", immigration minister Michael Woodhouse said in a statement, using the colloquial term for New Zealand citizens.The ... Continua a leggere...

PM's image 'unassailable asset' for BJP: Amit Shah

Modi said it should be responsibility of not just the minority morcha but also that of the whole party to ensure the benefits for OBCs go to Pasmanda Muslims. Invoking Eklavya, a Mahabharata era warrior, Modi asked party leaders and workers to be their own guru like him in their work. Accusing the opposition of concocting issues, Modi said: "It seems the opposition manufactures these issues in s... Continua a leggere...

Republicans' narrow win for Kansas seat embolden Democrats

But many voters turned to the Democratic candidate instead, political newcomer James Thompson . The seat, vacated by Mike Pompeo, now serving as President Donald Trump's CIA Director, has been in Republican hands for decades and was not expected to be competitive. Continua a leggere...

Rachel Dolezal makes her pitch on Dr. Phil

Rachel Dolezal makes her pitch on Dr. Phil You perpetrated a lie that upset a lot of people. Dolezal asked him. "I just say out of the blue I just had this idea that I need to say something?" The 39-year-old is in the country to speak at Quest for Non Racial South African Society Dialogue (QfNRSASD)‚ however it is unclear whether the event will go ahead. Continua a leggere...

PM Modi, PM Turnbull's day out: Metro ride, Akshardham tour

The Australian prime minister also talked about reviving negotiations for the proposed Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between the two nations. "Our ties. will be stronger because of this visit", he said. "We are heading to the Akshardham Temple". Meanwhile, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull congratulated PM Modi for India's initiatives in global solar alliances stating that bot... Continua a leggere...

Why the media want to bury the Susan Rice 'unmasking' news

Why the media want to bury the Susan Rice 'unmasking' news In some cases, Americans will be named in these discussions or be on the other end of the conversation with a foreigner under surveillance. While it was legal for her to do this, it was highly unethical and would be a huge scandal if a Republican senior official sought the names of Democratic political opponents from US intelligence reports . Continua a leggere...

China defends N. Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles

China defends N. Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles That's worth having deficits. China accounts for an estimated 80 percent of North Korea's foreign trade, along with crucial food and fuel assistance. Since entering office, President Donald Trump, like his predecessor, Barack Obama, has pressed China to use its political and economic leverage over North Korea, its once-close ally. Continua a leggere...

Trump to sell attack planes to Nigeria for Boko Haram fight

Trump to sell attack planes to Nigeria for Boko Haram fight At about 3:45pm on Thursday afternoon, General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff called an unscheduled meeting of the service chiefs at the Pentagon to finalize the plan for the military strikes. Despite intense global pressure, Assad has clung to power since a civil war broke out in his country six years ago, helped by financial and military support from both Russian Fe... Continua a leggere...

Neil Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court

At 49, he is decades younger than several of the other justices - two are in their 80s and one is 78 - raising the possibility that President Donald Trump will have a chance to appoint more conservatives to a court that has been somewhat balanced in recent years. Continua a leggere...

Three hours after arrest, Vijay Mallya gets bail in London

Three hours after arrest, Vijay Mallya gets bail in London Vijay Mallya, former owner of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise, was arrested, and later granted bail, in the United Kingdom on Tuesday following an extradition warrant from Indian authorities. "Officers from the Metropolitan Police's extradition unit have this morning, Tuesday 18 April, arrested a man on an extradition warrant", the statement said. Continua a leggere...

North Korea 'ready for nuclear attack' amid show of force

North Korea 'ready for nuclear attack' amid show of force Experts fear tensions may further increase this weekend, amid speculation that the North Korean military could conduct another test of intercontinental ballistic missiles to celebrate the anniversary of the hermit state's birth. " We will respond to an all-out war with an all-out war and a nuclear war with our style of a nuclear attack ", Choe said. Yesterday it warned the United States any provoc... Continua a leggere...

Iran, Russia, Hezbollah: US aggression in Syria crosses 'red lines'

Iran, Russia, Hezbollah: US aggression in Syria crosses 'red lines' U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday appeared to offer differing views on the future of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Russian President Vladimir Putin's hopes of a good relationship with Donald Trump had been fading for some time. Haley reiterated the comments of Rex Tillerson, the USA secretary of state, who insisted that defeating Is... Continua a leggere...

Pence reassures Japan as North Korea threatens 'weekly' tests

The alarming movement on the side of North Korea prompted the USA government, under the novice President Donald Trump, to also show force by sending troops near North Korea. Time will tell if he acts similarly in North Korea. North Korea's failed missile test was an attempt to "provoke something", US Defence Secretary James Mattis says. Continua a leggere...

Without consent from Gibraltarians, no sovereignty negotiations, PM May tells Donald Tusk

Without consent from Gibraltarians, no sovereignty negotiations, PM May tells Donald Tusk A Downing Street spokesperson said that "The Prime Minister and President of the European Council Donald Tusk had talks this afternoon in Downing Street following last week's Article 50 notification". Asked whether the talks had been constructive, he said "as always". She said: 'We will be talking about the start of the negotiations, how we're going to take these negotiations forward. Continua a leggere...

Zuckerberg vows work to prevent next 'Facebook killer'

Police said he died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on Tuesday afternoon after a brief pursuit by Pennsylvania state police. Investigators had asked residents of five states to be on alert and broadcast Stephens' image on electronic billboards. The criticism of Facebook over Mr Stephens' video has built swiftly, with outrage spreading on social media over how long it ha... Continua a leggere...

Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June

Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June Public support for May's political opponents - the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats - remains at very low levels in the wake of the June referendum on Britain's membership in the EU. The mechanism for a government in Britain to call a new election is more complicated than it used to be. But whereas May explained the election by the need to prepare for Brexit , the opposition leader, who... Continua a leggere...

Pence, headed to Japan, turns focus to trade

Pence, headed to Japan, turns focus to trade Meanwhile, the country's deputy United Nations ambassador blamed the USA for the spike in tensions. Abe praised the policy, noting a recent bilateral statement confirming the USA commitment to defending Japan with the use of both nuclear and conventional arms as extended deterrence. Continua a leggere...

PM Modi to hold talks with Australian PM today

It also said that "the two Prime Ministers reiterated their strong commitment to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and stressed that there can be no justification for acts of terror on any grounds whatsoever". Turnbull said the trading relationship between the two countries was delivering significant benefits to both nations, with two-way trade in goods and services worth almos... Continua a leggere...

Mashal case: Seven more accused remanded in police custody

Mashal case: Seven more accused remanded in police custody He says no evidence has been found to indicate that Khan committed blasphemy against Islam, which is punishable by death in Pakistan and can incite deadly riots. "The police went through the social media page administered by him and other profile posts which did not show any blasphemous content", the IG KP said. Continua a leggere...


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