New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English calls election for September 23

He said National would campaign on its strong record in government, with its handling of the economy at centre stage. The Safer Communities package will fund 1,100 new police staff, the bulk of whom would be sworn officers, increasing the frontli... More..

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Trump's United Nations ambassador criticizes Russian Federation over Ukraine
by | Sunday, February 05, 2017

Trump's United Nations ambassador criticizes Russian Federation over Ukraine

Ukraine said fighting raged on Friday in the war-torn east as pleas for truce were ignored and death toll in the long-standing conflict rose amid the deadliest flare-up in weeks. The civil war in Ukraine that h...More..

by | Sunday, February 05, 2017

Operation Euphrates Shield: 4 high-rank Daesh terrorists killed in northern Syria

The losses were one of the biggest Daesh has suffered since Turkey lauched its Operation Euphrates Shield in August 2016 to secure its border with Syria and drive terrorists from the region. It has been seeking...More..

Sasikala may get CM crown
by | Sunday, February 05, 2017

Sasikala may get CM crown

Ponnaiyan told IANS: " Sasikala has been elected as the General Secretary by the party's General Council elected by the party members". The swearing in ceremony will be on February 6 according to reports. Howe...More..

Nikki Haley says Russian Federation sanctions over Ukraine will continue
by | Saturday, February 04, 2017

Nikki Haley says Russian Federation sanctions over Ukraine will continue

On Friday EU diplomats cautiously welcomed an announcement from the Trump administration that its Crimea sanctions would remain in place. Gardner, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced...More..

White House to honour refugee resettlement deal 'in some way'
by | Saturday, February 04, 2017

White House to honour refugee resettlement deal 'in some way'

In a late night tweet , Trump said: "Do you believe it?" The Australian ambassador to the United States met with Donald Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus and chief strategist, Steve Bannon, at the ...More..

by | Saturday, February 04, 2017

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman's lawyer says jail conditions 'excessive'

A judge ruled last week that Guzmán would appear in court by video rather than have marshals escort him to and from a high-security Manhattan jail cell. His lawyers said he's on a 23-hour lockdown in a special ...More..

by | Friday, February 03, 2017

Clashes break out at massive Romanian anti-corruption protest

At least one person was detained. Tens of thousands of Romanians protested against the ordinance in recent weeks, saying it would weaken anti-graft efforts. On Tuesday, he went on trial for abuse of power w...More..

by | Friday, February 03, 2017

German Chancellor Merkel presses Turkey's Erdogan to ensure freedom of the press

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other Turkish officials for talks focusing on a troubled European Union deal with Turkey to stem the flow of migrants. Merkel al...More..

Palestinian Official Calls Jerusalem Embassy Move a 'War Crime'
by | Thursday, February 02, 2017

Palestinian Official Calls Jerusalem Embassy Move a 'War Crime'

Bush, who said in 2000 that "as soon as I take office I will begin the process of moving the USA ambassador to the city Israel has chosen as its capital". embassy. The embassy is now in Tel Aviv to avoid conf...More..

by | Thursday, February 02, 2017

Kurd-led Syrian militia says Trump sent them armoured vehicles

On Tuesday, Reuters news agency reported that U.S. weapons were transferred to Kurdish fighters within the YPG-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as a part of aid in an operation to liberate Syria's Raq...More..

by | Thursday, February 02, 2017

Thousands of United Kingdom men posthumously pardoned for historic gay sex crimes

Following a debate in the Commons earlier this month, gay and bisexual men in the United Kingdom convicted of now abolished sexual offences have been officially pardoned under Turing's Law. A 2015 petition call...More..

by | Thursday, February 02, 2017

Sean Spicer hints Quebec City mosque shooting justifies Trump travel ban

During his Tuesday press availability, Trump administration Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisted that the travel ban implemented by President Trump via executive order last Friday isn't actually a ban at al...More..

by | Thursday, February 02, 2017

Shooting At Quebec City Mosque Leaves Several Dead

Bissonnette, 27, was arrested after a brief manhunt and has since been charged with six counts of murder and five of attempted murder with a restricted weapon. Quebec has its "demons" in terms of attitudes towa...More..

Online jihadists say Trump's travel ban shows 'hatred towards Muslims'
by | Thursday, February 02, 2017

Online jihadists say Trump's travel ban shows 'hatred towards Muslims'

The controversial executive order banning the immigrants from the Muslim-majority countries has been reversed in the wake of the unprecedented protests form the USA people across the country in support of the...More..

by | Thursday, February 02, 2017

European Union parliament seeks repayment by far-right leader Le Pen

In December, it emerged French banks were refusing to give Ms Le Pen loans to help fund her presidential campaign, which a senior party official described as "discrimination based on political opinion". Le Pen ...More..

by | Thursday, February 02, 2017

United Nations to hold technical meeting over Syria in Astana

The HNC is going to have an internal meeting in several days to change the composition of its own representation at the upcoming Geneva talks, Aridi noted. The United Nations special envoy for Syria says U.N. -...More..

by | Thursday, February 02, 2017

Trump puts US food, farm companies on edge over Mexico trade

Prominent Mexican politicians, including former President Felipe Calderon, have said the nation should consider ending purchases of US corn if Trump applies new taxes on Mexican exports. Trump insisted Mexico w...More..

by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

NEET UG 2017: Exams to be conducted on May 7

Last year, in both NEET-I and NEET-II, 8,02,594 candidates were registered. The Tamil Nadu government is clearly in a hurry to do away with the NEET. "The higher secondary exam is itself very much an entrance...More..

by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

AfriForum media briefing with Gerrie Nel

In 2011, Nel received a special achievement award from the International Association of Prosecutors - for his "fierce pursuit of the vision of the National Prosecuting Authority's ideals to achieve justice in s...More..

Imran Khan says 'hope Donald Trump imposes visa ban on Pakistan'
by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Imran Khan says 'hope Donald Trump imposes visa ban on Pakistan'

Seven nations are already on this ban list - Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya. "I want to tell all Pakistanis today, I pray that Trump bans Pakistani visas so that we can focus on fixing ou...More..

University hosts seventh annual Lunar New Year Celebration
by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

University hosts seventh annual Lunar New Year Celebration

Irvine Chinese School will also partner with Pacific Symphony to present the 2017 OC Lantern Festival on February 4 (the actual end of the 2017 New Year is February 11). Element-sign combinations only reoccur ...More..

Canadian PM Calls Mosque Shooting a 'Terrorist Attack on Muslims'
by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Canadian PM Calls Mosque Shooting a 'Terrorist Attack on Muslims'

Police stationed near the mosque stated that they had been preparing for this type of attack "because it's happening all over the world". Police also refused to release the suspects' names nor comment on a po...More..

Starbucks Responds to Trump Immigration Order with Pledge to Hire 10000 Refugees
by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Starbucks Responds to Trump Immigration Order with Pledge to Hire 10000 Refugees

As previously reported, Trump has signed a few executive orders to commence immigration crackdown. Trump defended the ban in a Facebook message on Sunday, saying the measure will give the administration...More..

by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Iran has tested a ballistic missile

At a joint press conference with his French counterpart in Tehran on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran was fully complying with its obligations under the 2015 accord. US President Donal...More..

by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Spicer now says Trump's 'travel ban' isn't a ban at all

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly issued a statement Sunday saying that, absent information indicating a serious threat to public safety and welfare, citizens of the seven countries who hold permanen...More..

by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Telugu film personality Dasari admitted to hospital in Hyderabad

He was immediately shifted to ICU for a better treatment. They also reported that he would be discharged in a couple of days from the Hospital. Mohan Babu is presently aiding Dasari in this crucial moment and...More..

Kenny and May won't snub Trump as Brexit talks overshadowed
by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Kenny and May won't snub Trump as Brexit talks overshadowed

Independent ministers are furious at the actions of the US President, who has put a 90 day hold on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. "That will continue to be an absolute priority for my Go...More..

by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Dual citizen Australian schoolboy denied entry to US for space camp

Pouya Ghadirian, 15, was born in Australia but holds dual Iranian-Australian citizenship by descent. Pouya Ghadirian, 15, thought his dream trip was over when the American Consulate in Australia said they cou...More..

Aaron Finch appointed Australia captain for Sri Lanka T20s
by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Aaron Finch appointed Australia captain for Sri Lanka T20s

Finch, who captained Australia in six T20 internationals between 2014 and 2016, returns to the job in the absence of regular captain Steve Smith, who will be in India with the test team. "He has been a very goo...More..

by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

U.S. notifies withdrawal from TPP to 11 other members

After hearing the mantra "America first " from new US President Donald Trump, many are looking to China , which has adroitly capitalised on a leadership vacuum in world affairs by offering itself as a champio...More..

by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

James Corden Had The Perfect Response To The Refugee Ban

Corden's show is rarely political, so the host's message of unity is particularly resonant, even in its simplicity. The Late Late Show With James Corden airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. In response to the rece...More..

by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Trump aide: Intelligence, Pentagon leaders welcome at NSC meetings

In the previous two administrations, both were included as regular attendees. "This is entirely inappropriate", Collins said . Susan Rice , who served as former President Barack Obama's ambassador to the...More..

All-party meet ahead of Union Budget 2017: Leaders reach Parliament
by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

All-party meet ahead of Union Budget 2017: Leaders reach Parliament

The Opposition party has given a notice in the Rajya Sabha in the name of its deputy leader Anand Sharma, demanding a calling attention discussion on the 'government's interference with autonomous institutions ...More..

by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Corbyn: no space on front bench for Brexit rebels

The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was introduced after the Supreme Court ruled that parliament - not just the government alone - must vote to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which ...More..