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India never uses me against China: Dalai Lama India never uses me against China: Dalai Lama
- April 08, 2017

The only concession he has made to the inclement weather that prevented him from flying to Tawang in a helicopter is that he turned his schedule upside down. The mainland said it will lodge a diplomatic protest against India for "obstinately" allowing the Tibetan spiritual leader to visit the Indian state. (more...)
More than half Americans approve of Obamacare now More than half Americans approve of Obamacare now
- April 08, 2017

It is interesting how totally at odds with that sentiment are right-wing Republicans who want to re-argue the proposition that health-care coverage is a right. If you were born with a heart condition, and your insurer says, "We'll cover your heart-related ailments for $1 million", you've effectively had your health security taken away. (more...)
Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of HYPOCRISY over missile strikes against Syria
- April 08, 2017

But Clinton followed her comments with a thinly-veiled accusation of hypocrisy at the President over his position against the U.S. accepting refugees from Syria. "That has to be admitted", she said. She said the combination of Comey's actions and the WikiLeaks' revelations "had the determinative effect". While Clinton said there were "lots of contributing factors" to her failure to secure the nation's highest office, she called Russia's interference the "weaponization of information". (more...)
Swedish security police say suspect in truck attack previously known Swedish security police say suspect in truck attack previously known
- April 08, 2017

He told reporters during a visit in western Sweden: "Sweden has been attacked. We know that our enemies are these atrocious murderers and not each other", Prime Minister Stefan Lofven , who had earlier described the assault as a terrorist attack , told a news conference. (more...)
Crews battle massive fire in Oakland Crews battle massive fire in Oakland
- April 08, 2017

They included a lack of emergency lighting and exit signs, a sprinkler system in need of immediate service, missing smoke detectors in tenants rooms, "extension cords in lieu of power/electrical outlets throughout building", and a lack of fire extinguishers, fire Inspector David Davis wrote in notes. (more...)
Scudamore family aims for belated Grand National success Scudamore family aims for belated Grand National success
- April 08, 2017

He's a proper spring type, with three Grade One wins in April or May of years gone by, and I'd rather have him than Fox Norton , trying a new trip, or Sub Lieutenant , who needs to do a lot better than the other horses from the Ryanair Chase that ran yesterday. (more...)
Chinese state media cheer Xi-Trump meeting, say confrontation not inevitable
- April 08, 2017

Trump informed Xi of the strike as they finished eating dinner together on Friday, just as the US-launched cruise missiles struck their targets. Those strikes added weight to Trump's threat last week to act unilaterally against North Korea's weapons program _ although a much heavier risk would be required to take military action against the nuclear-armed North, which has its artillery and missiles trained on a key US ally, South Korea. (more...)
SC seeks reports from states on plea to ban cow vigilantes
- April 08, 2017

Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar appeared for the Centre to submit that no notice had yet been issued on the petition although the Court had been examining the matter on earlier occasions too. The Rajasthan government said three people have been arrested so far and a special police team has been constituted to probe the incident and find out the circumstances leading to it. (more...)
Willett feels added pressure as he returns to Masters
- April 08, 2017

Hoffman's collapse could at least be good news for the likes of Willett, who remained six over with three to play. A rain storm is set to descend on the venue tonight and it is expected this will make conditions much tougher at the famously hard course, with strong winds forecast during the tournament as well. (more...)
Clinton Clinton "deeply concerned" about Russian election role
- April 08, 2017

Clinton has been making her way back into the spotlight following the election, but has made relatively few public speeches. Hillary Clinton told Texas Democrats on Friday that despite her devastating loss in the presidential election a year ago, the state provided a bright spot for the party going forward. (more...)
France's Le Pen meets Putin in Moscow France's Le Pen meets Putin in Moscow
- April 08, 2017

The Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov , on Thursday also said it was "fictional" to think Russia wanted to interfere in the French vote, before praising Le Pen as a "realist or anti-globalist" figure. "I have always called for lifting the sanctions, which are counterproductive ". Both were nods to her presidential campaign platform, which advocates closer ties with Putin, friendliness toward President Donald Trump , and rejection of the European Union . (more...)
Macron seen winning French presidential vote Macron seen winning French presidential vote
- April 08, 2017

Mr Fillon was previously favourite to become France's next president but his support has fallen after he was put under investigation for hiring his family. PARIS (AP) - Independent French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has won the backing of the country's defense minister, which could bolster voter confidence that the 39-year-old is presidential material despite having no party and limited political experience. (more...)
Seattle Sues: Mayor Ready to Combat Trump's Executive Orders
- April 08, 2017

The DOJ funds are directed towards law enforcement, though the type of grant given to Minneapolis is unknown. The Office of Justice Programs was unavailable for comment. ICE recently changed its paperwork for those requests, eliminating a version that included the words "request" and "voluntary". In Seattle , Mayor Ed Murray said, "I'm willing to risk losing every penny of federal funding to stand by our commitment to protect everyone in our community". (more...)
Woman has near miss with train at Auckland station Woman has near miss with train at Auckland station
- April 08, 2017

In the footage, a man wearing a backpack finishes crossing just as the warning lights begin to flash when three more people, including two people walking a dog, can be seen hurrying across the crossing despite the flashing lights. He said electric trains are much quieter than the old diesel trains which were previously used on Auckland's rail network. A train safety expert told NZ Herald said that more than 100 people have died in New Zealand in he past ten years on railway tracks, tunnels ... (more...)
Oil hits one-month high after United States missile strike in Syria
- April 08, 2017

Oil also caught a bid on concerns the military intervention could affect supplies from the Middle East. But it's still too early to say what will happen to prices at the pump, GasBuddy.com analyst Dan McTeague told Global News. He pointed out Syria shares a border with Iraq, but Iraq's oilfields are not near the Syrian border. On the longer-term time frames, it can be seen that crude oil is safely inside its ascending trend channel and could be on track towards hitting the resistance ... (more...)
Here's what Jeff Sessions really meant with his memo about American police
- April 08, 2017

The pause was swiftly condemned by Mayor Catherine Pugh and Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered all consent decrees nationwide to be reviewed. Baltimore Solicitor David Ralph said Thursday that the plan was created to help police fight crime while also protecting residents' rights and repairing trust between the community and the department. (more...)
Anti-Zuma protests across South Africa
- April 08, 2017

Ratings agency S&P Global also cited Gordhan's exit as a major factor in its decision to downgrade South Africa's credit rating on Monday, making it harder and more expensive for the country to bo