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Trump's tax duo to brief senior U.S. Congress leaders on plan

Trump's tax duo to brief senior U.S. Congress leaders on plan Thornton said there was no chance that Democrats would work with Trump on a tax overhaul, something that happened in 1986, when Democrats sponsored Reagan's plan. Wyden also said Democrats have not been involved in the process so far, even though he told Trump at a meeting this year that tax reform has historically been a bipartisan effort in Congress. [Full Article...]

IOC Sanctions Russian Olympic Medalist Tatiana Chernova

IOC Sanctions Russian Olympic Medalist Tatiana Chernova Chernova had already served another doping ban that saw her stripped of Olympic bronze at London in 2012 and the 2011 world title from Daegu in South Korea. The second Russian to be disqualified on Monday was 400m runner Maksim Dyldin, who failed to medal at the 2012 Games in London. He ranked 17th and fifth, respectively. [Full Article...]

Trump to order review of national monuments

Trump to order review of national monuments SIEGLER: And, Ari, I think the big point here is that this is potentially untested territory if in fact the executive branch, the administration goes forward on its own without the authority of Congress to either nullify or abolish a national monument or even shrink one. [Full Article...]

Pakistan raises death toll to 14 in Taliban roadside bombing

Pakistan raises death toll to 14 in Taliban roadside bombing The military also sent a helicopter to evacuate the wounded to the key city of Peshawar .A spokesman for the Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Islamist militant Pakistani Taliban group, said the explosive device had been meant to target the country's Shia minority and workers in the area carrying out a census. [Full Article...]

Trump takes first step towards H-1B visa reform

Trump takes first step towards H-1B visa reform Trump touted his "Buy American, Hire American" executive order signed Tuesday, promising that it will protect American workers from unfair treatment by foreign countries. There have been several bills introduced in recent months to reform the H-1B visa system, including a bipartisan bill from Senators Chuck Grassley and Dick Durbin who have been pushing to revamp the program for years. [Full Article...]

Chechen Leader Wants Gays 'Eliminated By Start Of Ramadan'

Chechen Leader Wants Gays 'Eliminated By Start Of Ramadan' Kadyrov earlier this month described the worldwide criticism as "attempts" that "are being made to blacken our society, lifestyle, traditions and customs". "I should kill you", his father said. "Three of them beat me up". Later, they strapped him to a chair, attached electrical wires to his hands with alligator clips and began an interrogation. [Full Article...]

Mbete: Demand For Secret No Confidence Motion Assumes ANC MPs Are 'Cowardly'

Mbete: Demand For Secret No Confidence Motion Assumes ANC MPs Are 'Cowardly' In his affidavit, Zuma argues that there's no provision in the constitution that permits voting through a secret ballot in motions of no confidence in the president, reports TimesLive . It would have been in the ANC's political interest, having closed ranks around Zuma and his controversial reshuffle at last week's national working committee (NWC), to go to the no confidence motion with a three-l... [Full Article...]

Trudeau defends supply management, wants 'fact' based trade talk with US

On lumber, cheaper Canadian wood has reduced the cost of US homes but also caused recurring legal spats with the USA industry that alleges product-dumping. Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland, in Toronto Thursday to speak to a meeting of the Public Policy Forum, a high-level think tank, said that despite some of the rhetoric on the trade file, the Trudeau government has developed "very goo... [Full Article...]

Scottish National Party could 'lose 10 seats' to Tories

Scottish National Party could 'lose 10 seats' to Tories The poll results, which support claims from senior Tories privately that they could win 10 seats, may explain why the SNP has devoted much time in recent days to targeting Scottish leader Ruth Davidson. The survey found 46 percent of respondents had no desire for another plebiscite, with 44 percent supporting one either in the fall of 2018 or sometime after. [Full Article...]

North Korean official vows frequent missile tests as tensions escalate

North Korean official vows frequent missile tests as tensions escalate Tensions on the peninsula have ratcheted up in recent weeks amid saber-rattling from the U.S. and North Korea and analysts' warnings that North Korea is preparing for a sixth nuclear test. Mr Abe said it was a "matter of paramount importance for us to seek diplomatic efforts as well peaceable settlements of the issue". Experts point out that China also wants to prevent North Korea from becoming ... [Full Article...]

Three children among victims in New York City house fire

Officials said five people have died. "They're wooden-frame homes and they are - they burn rapidly", Nigro said about the fast-moving nature of the fire. Mayor de Blasio was visibly moved as he spoke to reporters just yard away from smoldering scene after the fire was under control. The fire spread from the two-story house to another home, the FDNY said. [Full Article...]

North Korea parades what appears to be new ICBM

North Korea parades what appears to be new ICBM North Korea has raised the terrifying prospect of nuclear war amid recent developments that have seen the US Navy send a strike group into the Korean peninsula to boost defences and provide a more physical presence in the area. Mr Han Song said: "Whatever comes from the U.S., we will cope with it". In his annual New Year's address, Kim said that North Korea's preparations for an ICBM launch h... [Full Article...]

Israel marks Holocaust remembrance day with somber ceremony

The Days of Remembrance will this year begin on April 23, the day after Israel marks its national Holocaust Remembrance Day, through April 29. The central theme of this year's Holocaust Remembrance Day is: "Restoring Their Identities: The Fate of the Individual During the Holocaust" Yad Vashem has uploaded a new online exhibition titled " Lasts Letters from the Holocaust: 1942 ", presenting a sm... [Full Article...]

Nuclear Researchers Spot North Korean Volleyball Games

Nuclear Researchers Spot North Korean Volleyball Games USA -based Chinese-language Web site Boxun.com reports that Beijing has entered a crisis-response mode as it believes North Korea could conduct its sixth nuclear test around April 25th. Security Council, said members were working on a statement condemning the latest failed missile launch. Satellite imagery shows increased activities at Punggye-ri, renewing concerns another nuke test could be imm... [Full Article...]

Arkansas inmates scheduled for execution ask court to review

Arkansas inmates scheduled for execution ask court to review Arkansas inmates who had been set for execution this month want a federal appeals court to take up their claim that the compressed timetable would violate "evolving standards of decency". U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker , in a 101-page ruling, found the state's plan would deny the inmates their legal rights by depriving them of adequate counsel because prison officials allow only a single lawy... [Full Article...]

TCU observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month

TCU observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month In the three counties that CASA serves, there are hundreds of reported cases of child abuse. Child abuse prevention is a community responsibility and the CAC has activities planned for the month of April to engage the community to stand up to child abuse. [Full Article...]

China launches its 1st unmanned cargo spacecraft

China launches its 1st unmanned cargo spacecraft The mission of the Tianzhou-1, China's biggest and heaviest spaceship to date, is to dock with the Tiangong II space lab, launched in September 2016, and conduct in-orbit refuelling - a big technical challenge. "This is a new experiment", Bai said in an interview with CCTV. "There is an index for the spacecraft's carrying capacity, or payload ratio, as it is called". [Full Article...]

In wake of tense Trump call, Pence aims to soothe Australia

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump will be attending a summit with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, in the Philippines in November. Indonesia's investments barriers include a lack of intellectual property protection, insufficient transparency with regulations and requiring local content for manufactured goods sold in the Indonesian mark... [Full Article...]

President Trump welcomes Sarah Palin to White House

President Trump welcomes Sarah Palin to White House Gun-toting, Democrat-bashing, radical rocker and NRA board member Ted Nugent had dinner with President Donald Trump Wednesday at the White House. "A great night at the White House!" "If you're making political arguments against the Obama administration or for the Trump administration, it undermines what you're saying when you do stuff like this", she explained. [Full Article...]

At least 12 people killed overnight in Venezuela

At least 12 people killed overnight in Venezuela Protesters accuse Maduro of eroding democracy and mismanaging the country's increasingly cash-strapped economy. At least five people were injured in one disturbance a short distance from Caracas' main military base. Venezuela is already facing huge economic crisis and political differences and their inflation rate have reached almost 800 percent in the month of January. [Full Article...]


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