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Trump boasts about victory in response to tax returns pressure Trump boasts about victory in response to tax returns pressure
- April 21, 2017

The President had previously said the American people have no interest in seeing his tax returns because he won the presidency. So Trump critics are prepared to make some noise. "Show your taxes, show your ties!" Except at this point we all know that's not true . And Trump is mandated to be audited during the rest of his time in office. (more...)
North Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it
- April 21, 2017

A huge truck carrying the missile-shaped object rolled through the main square of the capital in front of the Dear Leader and other top officials of the communist regime, TV footage showed. South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Han's remarks on the North's readiness to conduct a nuclear test and even go to war reveal the "true colors of North Korea's government that is bellicose and a breaker of regulations". (more...)
North Korea says don't mess with us as US plans next move
- April 21, 2017

The threat of a real war got slightly closer to reality Thursday when North Korea warned of a "super-mighty preemptive strike " that would wipe out the U.S. Navy strike group headed by the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is expected to return to waters off the Korean Peninsula around the same time . (more...)
French presidential candidates halt campaigns in wake of Paris attack
- April 21, 2017

Cheurfi was detained two months ago after speaking threateningly about the police but released for lack of evidence, according to two police officials, speaking to AP on condition of anonymity. Brandet says while witnesses have described only one gunman, the possibility of accomplices can't be ruled out. Officials later said a tourist was injured by fragments from the shooting. (more...)
Trump's confusion extends to the 'gentleman' in North Korea
- April 21, 2017

The North Korean government, via a state-run newspaper, warned of a "super-mighty preemptive strike " against the US that would reduce both its military forces in South Korea and the American mainland "to ashes", according to a Reuters report published Thursday. (more...)
Iraqi soldiers hit by Islamic State gas attack in western Mosul
- April 21, 2017

Kurdish militias also take part in operations north and east of the city. Battles are now most intense around Mosul's densely populated and narrowly structured Old City district, where police forces cautiously approach the grand mosque where IS supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the establishment of the group's rule. (more...)
House Election-Georgia story
- April 21, 2017

Trump, who used a robocall and his Twitter account in the contest's closing days to push Republicans to the polls, taunted Democrats on Wednesday morning, casting the upcoming final contest as "Hollywood vs. Ossoff earned 48.1 percent in Tuesday's election to replace former Republican Rep. Tom Price , barely eclipsing Clinton's performance , according to Real Clear Politics. (more...)
APNewsBreak: Baby orca! Last killer whale born at SeaWorld
- April 21, 2017

Tell us, HollywoodLifers - are you happy this is the last baby orca born in captivity at SeaWorld? According to the San Antonio Express News, SeaWorld believes Kyuquot, one of two male orcas at the park, is the father, but officials will need to do a paternity test to know for sure. (more...)
North Korea's Missile Test Fails, US and South Korean Government Confirm North Korea's Missile Test Fails, US and South Korean Government Confirm
- April 21, 2017

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said tensions need to be eased on the Korean Peninsula to bring the escalating dispute there to a peaceful resolution . Developing a hydrogen bomb is also a declared priority of North Korea , officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or DPRK. The most recent video comes amid growing tensions between the United States and North Korea . (more...)
Raiders, 49ers await 2017 schedules, which will be released Thursday Raiders, 49ers await 2017 schedules, which will be released Thursday
- April 21, 2017

ET on Thursday on NFL Network. Week 7: Thursday , Oct. 19, vs. Kansas City (Thursday Night Football ), 5:25 p.m. (NFLN) Comment: Raiders had to travel two time zones on a short week. It's just too bad that Chip Kelly won't be with them. The schedule release will let us know the specifics, but we do know the opponents each team will face in 2017. (more...)
Egypt church attacks: Congregations 'won't celebrate Easter' after twin Palm Sunday bombings
- April 21, 2017

Egypt prepared to impose a state of emergency after jihadist bombings killed dozens at two churches in the deadliest attacks in recent memory on the country's Coptic Christian minority. In December, 28 people were killed in a suicide attack claimed by Islamic State in a church adjoining Cairo's main cathedral. In their statement , the terrorist group mentions that crusaders and their apostate allies would have to pay a big debt and that it would be paid with the blood of their children. (more...)
Fugitive Mexican governor Javier Duarte arrested in Guatemala Fugitive Mexican governor Javier Duarte arrested in Guatemala
- April 21, 2017

The former governor is wanted on suspicion of having siphoned off at least 645 million Mexican pesos (33 million euros, $35 million) of public money that was put into a series of shell companies. After his capture, the party issued a statement calling for punishment that makes an example of him "as well as anyone who is confirmed to have taken part in his criminal ring", The Associated Press reported . (more...)
Impact of Ontario housing measures on market may be short-lived
- April 21, 2017

Late previous year, Ontario announced it would double the rebate on its land transfer tax for first-time homebuyers to $4,000 in an effort to help them enter the housing market . A sizable real estate correction in a market with as much weight as Toronto could affect people's expectations well beyond the city limits, he added. (more...)
7 people arrested in pro-pot demonstration near Capitol 7 people arrested in pro-pot demonstration near Capitol
- April 21, 2017

The advocates set up on a corner across from the Capitol that they believe is local land. The arrests in Washington surprised organizer Adam Eidinger , who said the event was held on a District of Columbia sidewalk across the street from the Capitol to avoid conflicting with federal law. (more...)
Stop anti-Kashmiri violence: Rajnath Singh to CMs Stop anti-Kashmiri violence: Rajnath Singh to CMs
- April 21, 2017

As per a statement, the party has expressed serious concern over the alleged harassment faced by the Kashmiri students studying outside the state, and demanded swift action into this incident to punish the guilty. The police then filed an FIR against a couple of unidentified persons for causing hurt. "We are locating them with the help of locals", Dinesh Kumar, SHO, Gangrar police station, told TOI. (more...)
Ensure that Kashmiris are safe in your states, Rajnath Singh tells CMs Ensure that Kashmiris are safe in your states, Rajnath Singh tells CMs
- April 21, 2017

Hansraj Ahir, the Minister of State for Home, talking to media in New Delhi said, "We do accept that the situation in Kashmir is not completely under control". "I appeal to everyone to consider the Kashmiri youths as their own brethren and treat them well". The incident took place around 5 pm on Wednesday when 11 students, all living in the varsity hostel, had stepped out of the campus. (more...)
Trump brags about GOP barely avoiding disaster in Georgia race
- April 21, 2017

Trump, who attacked Ossoff in recent days as a liberal shill and mocked him for living outside of the district, crowed Wednesday on Twitter about the outcome in Georgia following Democrats' failure to win a different special election in Kansas last week. (more...)
Wisconsin, New York governors ask Trump for help on milk
- April 21, 2017

Trump also signalled he wants to do more than simply tweak the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying he is looking for "very big changes" to the trilateral pact that includes Mexico, or else he will scrap it once and for all. Adjusted for population, this means that Canadians are 20 times as likely to flee their home country as are Americans, so it seems that Canadians are using Trudeau's wide-open door policy to escape to the land of the fearless and the free. (more...)
Democratic Korea is Ready to Repel US Attack
- April 21, 2017

Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters. "North Korea is the most unsafe and urgent threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific", Pence said on the deck of an American aircraft carried docked in Japan. The U.S. has stepped up its warnings to North Korea over its missile program and nuclear weapons tests. Such actions by the United States and its global allies, as well as continued military exercises on the coasts near the DPRK, are considered by Pyongyang as an open sign of hostility and ... (more...)
Carrier Vinson Deployment Extended Amid North Korean Tensions
- April 21, 2017

THE declaration last week that the United States had sent an aircraft carrier barrelling towards waters off the Korean Peninsula put tensions with North Korea at boiling point. He added that the presence of tens of thousands of USA personnel in South Korea and Japan "gives me great confidence that the United States presence in the Asian Pacific is strong, and under President Trump's leadership it will be stronger still". (more...)