Hungarian president signs law that could shut Soros university

Hungarian president signs law that could shut Soros university Prime Minister Viktor Orban considers Soros an ideological foe whose "open society" ideals contrast with Orban's plan to make Hungary an "illiberal state". Budapest's Central European University has said it will use legal channels to fight on against the government's move, which requires the institution to obtain a new agreement between the U.S. [Full Article...]

Ahmadinejad registers as candidate in Iranian presidential election

Flanked by reporters after filling out registration forms and making a victory sign, Ahmadinejad said: "The Leader advised me not to participate in the elections, and I accepted". In shock rejection of supreme leader's advice, Ahmadinejad registers for election. Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani is widely expected to seek re-election after his administration negotiated the atomic accord, th... [Full Article...]

India's Factory Output Contracts By 1.2% In February

India's Factory Output Contracts By 1.2% In February January's output numbers were also cut to 0.3 percent month-on-month from an initially reported 0.9 percent and to 0.2 percent year-on-year from the 0.6 percent published a month ago. It had risen by 1.9 per cent in February past year. The non-durable consumer goods output shrank by 8.6 per cent in February over a contraction of 4.9 per cent year ago. [Full Article...]

Five killed, 30 injured in clashes at Lebanon's Palestinian camp

Five killed, 30 injured in clashes at Lebanon's Palestinian camp Traces of violence spilled beyond the camp's boundaries, and Lebanon's authorities closed the highway connecting the city to southern Lebanon. Located southeast of Lebanon's coastal city of Sidon, Ain al-Hilweh is now home to more than 100,000 Palestinian refugees, many of whom came to the camp after fleeing the conflict in next-door Syria. [Full Article...]

Ugandan Activist Nyanzi Arrested, Charged With Cyber Harrassment

Ugandan Activist Nyanzi Arrested, Charged With Cyber Harrassment The central point of contention between Dr. Nyanzi and the Museveni household was the supposed negation by the regime of state responsibility to provide young Ugandan girls of primary and secondary age the basic necessities of life, such as menstrual period sanitary pads. [Full Article...]

Trump, Xi showdown fails to materialize at Mar-a-Lago

China is North Korea's main diplomatic and economic ally. "We feel the increased presence is necessary", the official said. "China will either decide to help us with North Korea or they won't". China-which supplies 90 percent of North Korea's food and energy-could force Kim Jong-un to the negotiating table. "Armed with nuclear weapons, he would hardly flinch at the attack in Syria", Chang said... [Full Article...]

North Korea Calls US Strikes On Syria 'Unforgivable'

President Donald Trump's decision to strike Syria sent a powerful message to a number of world leaders, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, the president's dinner guest during the bombing. But for some of Trump's supporters, ideological elasticity is a virtue for a president who took office with no practical foreign policy experience. [Full Article...]

Airstrikes on Syria might also send message to North Korea

According to a statement on China's Foreign Ministry website, Mr Xi told Mr Trump: "We have a thousand reasons to get China-US relations right, and not one reason to spoil the China-US relationship". "We had a long discussion already". "We would like to see more results-oriented outcomes coming out of these new dialogues and fewer laundry lists", said Beijing-based Jacob Parker, vice president... [Full Article...]

South Africa's new finance minister vows 'radical' change

South African President Jacob Zuma faced heavy criticism after replacing his influential finance minister and nine other ministers Friday, a purge that many saw as an attempt by the beleaguered leader to consolidate his authority amid a wave of scandals and power struggles. [Full Article...]

'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade

On Friday, after Trump and Xi met, Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, said military actions will only worsen the suffering of the Syrian people and make the situation in Syria and the region more complicated and turbulent. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump: Only time will tell on US-China trade

Most of all, South Korea and the U.S. should maintain close cooperation in whatever action is taken against the North. Those strikes added weight to Trump's threat last week to act unilaterally against North Korea's weapons program. -China summit was upstaged by US missile strikes overnight against a Syrian air base from which Trump said a deadly chemical weapon attack had been launched. [Full Article...]

Trump lauds 'outstanding' relationship with Chinese leader

Trump lauds 'outstanding' relationship with Chinese leader President Donald Trump's airstrikes in Syria are overshadowing his highly anticipated meeting with President Xi Jinping of China at Mar-a-Lago. The National Security Council has presented President Trump with options in response to North Korea's nuclear program that include placing American nuclear weapons in South Korea, NBC News reported on Friday. [Full Article...]

Clashes erupt between police and protestors in Caracas

Clashes erupt between police and protestors in Caracas We'll see you on the streets of Venezuela @nicolasmaduro. While the government accused Capriles, a two-time presidential candidate who narrowly lost the election to Maduro in 2013, of breaking contracting laws and improper management of donations, the opposition says the move is meant to crack down on the opposition ahead of new elections in 2018. [Full Article...]

Senate Confirms Gorsuch To Supreme Court

Senate Confirms Gorsuch To Supreme Court His swearing in ceremony is scheduled for next week. Gorsuch spent Friday in Colorado with his family. Gorsuch's arrival at the court as the replacement for another conservative jurist will not immediately alter the majority that has edged the court in a more liberal direction of late, upholding affirmative action, striking down laws restricting access to abortion and declaring same-sex marriage... [Full Article...]

Grand National hero Derek Fox: I still can't believe it

Despite jumping into Blaklion at the second-last fence, the 14-1 shot was spring-heeled at the final obstacle of the extended four-and-a-quarter-mile test. "For a horse like that and a jockey like that what could be better?" "I couldn't believe how fast the first circuit went in my head. He's given us a fantastic journey". [Full Article...]

Israel shuts Egypt border after terror warning Passover eve

Israel shuts Egypt border after terror warning Passover eve Monday morning ISIS claimed responsibility for a rocket attack that landed in landed in a greenhouse in the southern Eshkol Regional Council on Monday, according to ISIS linked news agency Amaq. Egypt is waging a military campaign against Islamist extremist militants in the Sinai, who have been behind attacks on Egyptian civilians and soldiers as well as periodic rocket fire into Israel. [Full Article...]

Uzbek man arrested over Swedish truck attack that killed four

Uzbek man arrested over Swedish truck attack that killed four Currently, there are three men suspected of the involvement in the Friday attack under police arrest, of whom two were taken on Friday and the other on Sunday. Mr Hysing said "the evidence looks very strong" that the Uzbek man was the driver of the hijacked truck. Fifteen people were treated in hospitals for injuries they suffered in the attack. [Full Article...]

Central Asian citizens detained in St. Petersburg for suspected terrorist activities

Russian police arrested three people Thursday in connection with a suicide bombing in the St. Petersburg subway system earlier this week. The Investigative Committee said the suspects are residents of the former Soviet Central Asia region like the bomber, 22-year-old Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, a native of Kyrgyzstan. [Full Article...]

Trump calls Sisi to offer condolences after bombing

Trump had earlier expressed his support for Egypt and El-Sisi through his official Twitter account. "Hamas wishes safety, security, stability and prosperity for Egypt and its people", Barhoum added. Given such incompetence, denial or collusion by Egyptian authorities, Coptic Solidarity demands an independent inquiry by the United Nations to evaluate the Copts' situation and to recommend nece... [Full Article...]

Judge Fatally Shot Outside Home on Chicago's South Side

Judge Fatally Shot Outside Home on Chicago's South Side Authorities gather outside a home on the South Side of Chicago, Monday morning, April 10, 2017 , after Cook County Circuit Court Judge Raymond Myles was shot to death outside his home. "You have our word that we will not let Judge Myles' life be lost in vain, and we will hold his killer accountable", said Navarro at a press conference on Monday morning. [Full Article...]

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