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How United selects passengers for involuntary bumping
- April 27, 2017

Dao lost two teeth, suffered a broken nose and suffered concussion during the April 9 incident, his lawyers have said. United is also vowing to reduce, but not eliminate, overbooking - the selling of more tickets than there are seats on the plane. (more...)
Why Delhi finally decided the AAP's time was up Why Delhi finally decided the AAP's time was up
- April 27, 2017

AAP , which had won 67 out of the 70 seats during the 2015 Assembly elections, managed to win only 48 seats out of the 270 in the municipal elections. Incidentally, in May past year, bypolls to 13 wards were held, in which the AAP had finished on the top with five seats, followed by the Congress with 4, the BJP at 3. (more...)
Trump reiterates commitment to build Mexican border wall
- April 27, 2017

Republicans complain the subsides, which are paid to insurance companies to reduce the out-of-pocket costs for low-income people trying to pay for health care, were never approved by Congress but put in place by the Obama administration. The CSR payments are just the latest snag to roil the spending negotiations. It still remains likely that before tackling a massive funding bill, Congress will pass a short-term government extension that will keep the government open at current funding ... (more...)
Trump Says Iran not 'Living up to Spirit' of Nuclear Deal Trump Says Iran not 'Living up to Spirit' of Nuclear Deal
- April 27, 2017

From NAFTA to the Iran nuclear agreement to the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric is colliding with the reality of governing. Iran is prohibited from taking any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering a nuclear weapon, under UN Security Council resolution 2231. (more...)
UC Berkeley Will Now Allow Ann Coulter Speech To Take Place
- April 27, 2017

Dirks said Thursday that Coulter's reaction led him to launch an expanded search for an "appropriate, protectable venue". Coulter had accepted an invitation from two campus groups - the Berkeley College Republicans and BridgeUSA - to deliver a speech about immigration, the topic of one of her 12 New York Times best-selling books. (more...)
Donald Trump to hold classified briefing on North Korea
- April 27, 2017

It added: "We are engaging responsible members of the global community to increase pressure on [North Korea] in order to convince the regime to de-escalate and return to the path of dialogue". Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said that if Trump has "red line" on North Korea, he needs to make that clear. "If it flies it will die, if it's flying against the Carl Vinson strike group". (more...)
Trump condemns Holocaust deniers, anti-Semitism
- April 27, 2017

The event also marked the opening of two new exhibits, "Facing Prejudice" and "Dr. Seuss Wants You", presented from today through June 3 at the Grout, 503 South St. Trump previously faced accusations of anti-Semitism, including past year when as a candidate he tweeted a controversial graphic attacking his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, that had been circulating online in anti-Semitic circles. (more...)
"New UK government could reverse Brexit" — European Parliament President
- April 27, 2017

Under his leadership, Labour was not part of the "cosy club" at Westminster which thinks it is natural for Britain to be "governed by a ruling elite, the City and the tax-dodgers", he said. Confusingly, though, at around the same time McDonnell was still refusing to rule out another vote, according to reporters. In a statement his spokesman said such a policy would not be in their manifesto. (more...)
Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions
- April 27, 2017

The White House portrayed the move as a modest trade-off that would bolster the nuclear agreement and secure the freedom of five Americans. Another was serving an eight-year sentence for conspiring to supply Iran with satellite technology and hardware. (more...)
US may need to strengthen defenses against North Korea threat-Admiral US may need to strengthen defenses against North Korea threat-Admiral
- April 27, 2017

The Pentagon said the system was critical to defend South Korea and its allies against North Korean missiles and deployment would be completed "as soon as feasible". "North Korea's unlawful weapons programs represent a clear, grave threat to USA national security in the United States, the ROK and Japan". THAAD is created to take out incoming targets in midflight at relatively high altitudes and military experts say the system could provide protection against North Korea's midrange missiles. (more...)
Trump's Concession on Wall Funding Removes Hurdle in Spending Bill
- April 27, 2017

After all, they control the entire government. "And we're pleased that the president has indicated that he is backing off from a wall". "This is that moment where the president has to determine that you need some Democrat votes in the Senate to get the bill done". (more...)
Gareon Conley accused of sexual assault days before National Football League draft Gareon Conley accused of sexual assault days before National Football League draft
- April 27, 2017

Conley has denied the accusations but police are now investigating the situation. TMZ's report notes that two of Conley's friends told police they were on hand and said Conley and the accuser were together, but that the rape did not occur. (more...)
Venezuela says it's renouncing membership in OAS Venezuela says it's renouncing membership in OAS
- April 27, 2017

Thousands of Venezuelans marched on central Caracas on Wednesday in a protest against the government of Nicolas Maduro. According to a source familiar with the Venezuelan arsenal, the Bolivarian regime now has in storage 5,000 of the one-man-operated missiles, many more than the 1,500 reported by Control Ciudadano, a nongovernmental organisation in the South American country that tracks military spending, and the 200 spotted previously by Jane's, a British publishing company specialising ... (more...)
Israeli leader cancels meeting with visiting German diplomat
- April 27, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly informed the German embassy that he would not meet with visiting German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel if the latter does not cancel plans to meet with the left-wing Breaking the Silence organization, Israel Radio reported. (more...)
China launches 1st domestically-made aircraft carrier China launches 1st domestically-made aircraft carrier
- April 27, 2017

According to the Associated Press , it will be formally commissioned "sometime before 2020, after sea trials and the arrival of its full air complement". A side-by-side comparison prepared by Forbes shows that American carriers can launch nearly three times as many aircraft as the Chinese models, using electromagnetic catapults instead of the "ski jump" ramp. (more...)
Jury to begin weighing sentence for police ambush killer
- April 27, 2017

Bryon Dickson II, a Marine veteran and married father of two, was killed in the late-night ambush, and Trooper Alex Douglass was critically wounded. He was captured after a 48-day manhunt in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountaints. She says Eric Frein "made me feel like someone actually loved me". Eric , meanwhile, was a military re-enactor and college dropout who lived with his parents into his 30s. (more...)
North Korea: US vows sanctions and will activate Thaad system 'within days' North Korea: US vows sanctions and will activate Thaad system 'within days'
- April 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, as an extraordinary White House briefing served to tamp down talk of military action against an unpredictable and increasingly unsafe USA adversary. (more...)
Early indication of China doing better job on North Korea
- April 27, 2017

South Korea and the United States agreed on Thursday on "swift punitive measures" against North Korea in the event of more provocation, although the United States signalled sanctions and diplomatic pressure were its priorities for now. " In Show of Alliance, American Forces Fly B-52 Bomber Over South Korea ", The New York Times , January 10, 2016. China's defense ministry has also repeatedly criticized THAAD's deployment and said the military will take unspecified actions in response. (more...)
UK's Labour Party vows to ditch May's Brexit plan if elected
- April 27, 2017

About 18 per cent said they thought it was because "the polls suggest a large win over Labour", while 17 per cent thought she called it to strengthen her hand in Brexit talk with Brussels. "And Labour's reluctance to give British people a final say on the terms of any deal shows an utter disregard for democracy". "Either they want Britain to remain a member of the single market or they don't", she said. (more...)
Le Pen rallies factory workers to upstage Macron on home turf
- April 27, 2017

With her sea voyage, Ms Le Pen continued to hammer home the blue-collar theme she sought to take ownership of on Wednesday with a surprise visit to the threatened Whirlpool clothes-dryer factory in northern France. While Macron has been considered the favorite for the runoff, pollsters have long noted that a very low turnout could propel Le Pen into the presidency. (more...)