• Czech premier backtracks on resignation amid minister spat
Czech premier backtracks on resignation amid minister spat

Sobotka had announced earlier in the day that he would formally submit his resignation later in the month. Zeman said he preferred the new cabinet have the same make-up as the departing one and include the same three political parties. "It was quite an unusual manifestation of arrogance toward the prime minister", analyst Kamil Svec commented on ...

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  • YPG militants target Turkish army posts from Syria border town
YPG militants target Turkish army posts from Syria border town

Turkey views the group as an extension of the Kurdistan Worker's Party, or PKK, a Turkish insurgent group that has conducted a decades long insurgency that's killed thousands. won't protect them from Turkish airstrikes on their positions. The Pentagon said the airstrikes were neither approved by nor coordinated with the US-led coalition.

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  • Venezuelans again take to streets as death toll jumps to 37
Venezuelans again take to streets as death toll jumps to 37

A group of young people chase riot police with sticks and stones; authorities then fire on the crowd with tear gas as an armored vehicle pushes back protesters and rolls over people in the crowd. The opposition blames the government for the economic crisis and is demanding early elections and the release of more than 100 political prisoners.

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  • North Korea reportedly conducts massive artillery drill
North Korea reportedly conducts massive artillery drill

Separately, the USS Wayne E. Meyer, a guided missile destroyer that is part of the Carl Vinson strike group, and South Korea's Wanggeon were scheduled to stage a combined tactical operation and live-fire drill on Tuesday, South Korea's navy said in a statement.

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  • At UC Berkeley, A Debate Over Free Speech05:44
At UC Berkeley, A Debate Over Free Speech05:44

Thursday on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show", host Trevor Noah made his case for UC-Berkeley to allow conservative commentator Ann Coulter to speak. Police and university officials say they are bracing for possible trouble, citing intelligence and online chatter by groups threatening to instigate violence.

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  • French campaign heats up with rallies, May Day marches
French campaign heats up with rallies, May Day marches

Yves and Lydie Carbon, who had travelled from the eastern French region of Aube, said Le Pen's anti-European Union stance was one of the reasons they voted for her. Macron said, despite Marine Le Pen's efforts to distance herself from her father's anti-Semitism, "the roots are there, and they are very much alive".

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  • Dallas mayor: Body of suspected shooter found in home
Dallas mayor: Body of suspected shooter found in home

In a statement late Monday to NBC 5 , Sgt. Watson said, "Right now I would like to focus on the injured paramedic, citizen and community". A police sergeant arriving at the scene ran to the severely injured paramedic, pulled him out, put him into his squad vehicle and drove him to Baylor University Medical Center, he said.

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  • Trump Says He'd Meet With North Korea's Kim If Situation's Right
Trump Says He'd Meet With North Korea's Kim If Situation's Right

North Korea has sped up the rate at which it test fires missiles during the Donald Trump administration in an effort to show the new president it is "serious" as a world player, NBC News reported . He said "we've got to see their provocative behaviour ratcheted down". The dispatch of the Carl Vinson was a "reckless action of the war maniacs aime...

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  • Trump, Putin to Speak in 1st Call Since US Strike in Syria
Trump, Putin to Speak in 1st Call Since US Strike in Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he would tell Vladimir Putin during a visit to Russia on Wednesday that he wanted Russian trade restrictions on Turkey lifted rapidly. In March, officials from Turkey and Russian Federation held a meeting in Ankara in order to discuss the upcoming phases of the Astana process, particularly deploying truce obs...

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  • Small plane crashes on street in small town north of Seattle
Small plane crashes on street in small town north of Seattle

An Officer of the Mukilteo police who goes by the name Myron Davis reported that the first place of contact by the crashing plane was the power lines. The pilot and passenger were able to get out and were not hurt. Investigators said the pilot of the Piper aircraft was a man from OR, our affiliate KCPQ reports .

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  • Over Aloo Bonda and Daal, Shivraj Chouhan Holds Key Cabinet Meet
Over Aloo Bonda and Daal, Shivraj Chouhan Holds Key Cabinet Meet

Less than a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for shifting to a January-December fiscal year, the Madhya Pradesh government led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan has adopted the idea and chose to shift to January-December fiscal year format from the present April-March cycle.

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  • Rights group: Trump should seek accountability from Duterte
Rights group: Trump should seek accountability from Duterte

What Obama administration called human rights brutality, the Trump administration actually calls it a war which the Philippines President Duterte was "fighting very hard" against the " scourge " of narcotics. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has championed a deadly war on illegal drugs, stirring a litany of controversies. In Southeast Asia,...

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  • Man killed roommate, then shot neighbor, paramedic
Man killed roommate, then shot neighbor, paramedic

At least one firefighter and one civilian were shot when a gunman opened fire in East Dallas late Monday morning. He is going to have to undergo "extensive medical treatment to get him back up to par", Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings said.

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  • Pa. chefs, restaurateur are officially best in the U.S.
Pa. chefs, restaurateur are officially best in the U.S.

The local firm Meyer Davis won best restaurant design / renovation for their work on St. Cecilia in Atlanta. Years and years ago, Ted did some reviewing for us and when asked if he knew what I looked like (during my anonymous-critic days), he'd always say, "Yes, and she's fat and ugly".

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  • Zidane says people should stop Le Pen in French election
Zidane says people should stop Le Pen in French election

Jean-Francois Jalkh was appointed to replace her as party chief, but he turned down the role, party spokesman Louis Aliot said Friday. Referring to Ms Le Pen's far-right party, the Real Madrid coach says he is "far from all these ideas, from this National Front".

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  • Turkey, India to 'deepen' economic ties, says Erdogan
Turkey, India to 'deepen' economic ties, says Erdogan

Pankaj Patel, head of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, said Turkey's geostrategic location and India's rising economy made the two countries ideal economic partners. Meanwhile, in a statement released Monday, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq - head of the multi-party Hurriyat alliance - welcomed the Turkish president's offer to suppor...

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  • Punjab CM extends greetings on Labour Day eve
Punjab CM extends greetings on Labour Day eve

Without them nothing will complete. This May Day was mainly celebrated by workers and labours . And today around India, organisations and trade unions arrange pageants, children enter contests so they can understand the importance of fairness for workers, and political leaders make speeches.

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  • Trump's Civil War comment draws fire
Trump's Civil War comment draws fire

Trump said in February that Douglass "is an example of somebody who's done an wonderful job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice". Why could that one not have been worked out? Nothing in Trump's statement, however, indicates knowledge of the earlier episode, which was not part of the civil war.

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  • Kezia Dugdale: Brexit without a deal 'as damaging as Scottish independence'
Kezia Dugdale: Brexit without a deal 'as damaging as Scottish independence'

The UK goes to the polls on 8 June for the general election, five weeks after local authority elections across Scotland, as well as in England and Wales. Davidson's party is now on a polling high with some polls during the week projected that the Scottish Conservatives will take around 30% of the vote in Scotland with around nine seats compared to ...

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  • Hamas to amend controversial charter in bid to ease ties
Hamas to amend controversial charter in bid to ease ties

Palestinians say up to 1 500 prisoners have been on a hunger strike for 12 days demanding better conditions. The Israel Defense Forces did not immediately comment, The Times of Israel reported. According to Qaraqe, IPS officials have continued preventing prisoners - some of whom are refusing all forms of nutrition except salt and water - from acc...

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  • Kevin O'Leary drops out of Conservative leadership race
Kevin O'Leary drops out of Conservative leadership race

Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary scrums with the media after speaking at the Empire Club luncheon in Toronto, on Friday, April 7, 2017. "I like Max. I can work with him". "(O'Leary) can play a role of helping decide in the end who wins and influence their platform by making his support conditional on certain promises".

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  • North Korea Shows Off Missiles During Military Parade
North Korea Shows Off Missiles During Military Parade

Its missiles can reach South Korea, Japan and Guam. "If the U.S. comes with reckless military manoeuvres, then we will confront it with the DPRK's pre-emptive strike". It comes after North Korean Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol told the Associated Press the country was prepared to used its "powerful nuclear deterrent" if provoked by America.

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  • White House official: United States military preparing for N. Korea
White House official: United States military preparing for N. Korea

The US is weighing a broad range of options, including diplomatic, economic and military preparations, a senior national security official told reporters on the condition of anonymity. "However, we remain prepared to defend ourselves and our allies", they said. "We remain open to negotiations to towards that goal", they reportedly told the sena...

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  • D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone
D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

The Simpsons has never had a problem skewering the celebrity of their choice, including Donald Trump , whose presidency they ruthlessly slaughtered in a new clip released this week commemorating his first 100 days in office. "My boys will love that", he added. Miles away, Marge Simpson watches from home, horrified, as Homer attempts to calm h...

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  • Minnesota dairies keep Wisconsin buyer after all
Minnesota dairies keep Wisconsin buyer after all

Trump, when visiting Wisconsin last week, vowed to help the farms dropped by Grassland Dairy. "We're still seeing strong exports from the U.S.", Laine noted, "but it does make people nervous, makes the markets nervous, even though there's no policy changes yet".

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  • Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House
Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 20, 2017. It is unclear if the revised version of the health-care plan reported by multiple outlets Thursday could gather the votes needed to pass the House.

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  • Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India knows neither his condition, nor location
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India knows neither his condition, nor location

The story of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested in Pakistan on charges of espionage, is rather unusual. Baglay said if they send Jadhav to gallows, it would be premeditated murder, as India had already stated on the issue. March, 2017: Aziz retracts his previous statement on insufficient evidence on Jadhav. "Overall in terms of relations betw...

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  • Turkey suspends over 9000 police officers for alleged Gulen links
Turkey suspends over 9000 police officers for alleged Gulen links

Anadolu Agency said that the police personnel were removed from duty on Wednesday hours after Turkey launched nationwide operations, detaining 1,120 people with alleged ties to Gulen's movement. The raid concentrated on "secret imams" in police forces who are allegedly loyal to Fethullah Gulen, a cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania. This wee...

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  • North Korea carries out 'large-scale' artillery drill, South Korea says
North Korea carries out 'large-scale' artillery drill, South Korea says

South Korea said in a statement Wednesday that unspecified parts of THAAD were deployed. The displayed military hardware included prototype ICBMs and new midrange solid-fuel missiles that can be fired from land mobile launchers and submarines, making them harder to detect before launch.

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  • Trump says Iran violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal
Trump says Iran violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

The President was following Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who ratcheted up the rhetoric on Iran Wednesday, declaring the global deal to restrain Tehran's nuclear program had failed and that Iran continues to be "the world's leading sponsor of terrorism".

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  • Russian Federation relations may be at their worst, says Donald Trump
Russian Federation relations may be at their worst, says Donald Trump

Additionally, the U.N. Security Council voted yesterday on a draft resolution demanding that the Assad regime cooperate in an investigation of the suspected chemical attack last week in Idlib province, according to USA diplomats. Putin is the leader of Russian Federation. The men know each other well from Tillerson's days as Exxon Mobil CEO. Puti...

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  • France honors police officer killed in Champs-Elysees attack
France honors police officer killed in Champs-Elysees attack

Ms Le Pen, Mr Fillon and independent centrist Emmanuel Macron all cancelled their final campaign events as a mark of respect for the policeman killed on Thursday. "And whoever is the toughest at the borders will do well in the election". Investigators believe at this stage that the gunman, 39-year-old Frenchman Karim Cheurfi, was alone in killing...

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  • Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria chemical weapons attack
Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria chemical weapons attack

The chemical attack killed about 80 people and injured many more, yet Russian Federation does not seem to want to budge from its position of support for Syrian President Bashar Assad. And Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley, L.I.) also issued a statement of support, saying Trump's "decisive action ... sends a powerful message that this particular red line ...

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  • US Senators to get N. Korea briefing
US Senators to get N. Korea briefing

The announcement came as the Navy's Seventh Fleet said two destroyers of its Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group conducted simultaneous, bilateral exercises with USA regional allies South Korea and Japan in a display of military might on North Korea's doorstep.

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  • US, Japan, S. Korea envoys discuss N. Korea
US, Japan, S. Korea envoys discuss N. Korea

The Office of the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said: "Our military is closely monitoring the North Korean military's movement in Wonsan areas and we are firmly maintaining readiness". Chinese state broadcaster CCTV quoted President Xi Jinping as telling Mr Trump that China strongly opposes North Korea's nuclear weapons programme and hopes "al...

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