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State flag lowered to half-staff in memory of First Lady Barbara Bush

State flag lowered to half-staff in memory of First Lady Barbara Bush Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92. Houston mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted: "In her loving memory, the City of Houston and the Houston Public Library Foundation will work to complete the master planned improvements to the Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza in front of the Jesse H. [Full Article...]

Turkey's President Erdogan announces snap election in June

Turkey's President Erdogan announces snap election in June The Turkish president said he took the decision after discussions with his political ally Devlet Bahceli , the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). Markets, seemingly assessing that a freshly elected government will have the mandate to effectively deal with the evolving economic malaise, were lifted by the announcement of early elections, first called for by MHP leader Devlet Bahcel... [Full Article...]

A War of Words Between Trump and Comey

A War of Words Between Trump and Comey Separately, the optics of one of the most powerful former law enforcement officials in the country swinging for Trump may also give the President and his supporters more ammunition when they argue that the establishment, or the state, is somehow out to get him . [Full Article...]

World shares meander following US-led air strikes on Syria

World shares meander following US-led air strikes on Syria On April 7, the rebels in Douma district of Eastern Ghouta countryside of Damascus accused the Syrian government forces of using chlorine gas in an attack in that area, an allegation the army and the Syrian government never admitted. U.S. Air Force B-1 Bomber en route to strike chemical weapons targets in Syria. Kuwait called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to preserve worl... [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen, Trump's Lawyer, Appears at Manhattan Court Hearing

Michael Cohen, Trump's Lawyer, Appears at Manhattan Court Hearing Fox could certainly come down harder on Hannity if it turns out he's lying about just talking to Cohen on real estate stuff, but it really depends on the subject. Another legal client is [Elliott] Broidy. "As to the one unnamed legal client, we do not believe that Mr. Cohen should be asked to reveal the name or can permissibly do so", the letter said. [Full Article...]

Stormy Daniels releases sketch of man she says threatened her in Vegas

Stormy Daniels releases sketch of man she says threatened her in Vegas The social media antics aside, on " The View " Tuesday Daniels expressed fear and elaborated on why she initially didn't publicly discuss the alleged threat. According to The Huffington Post , the man who allegedly threatened Daniels is described as "lean but fit", and is between 5 foot 9 inches and 6 feet. [Full Article...]

NWS: Multiple confirmed tornadoes, including EF2 in Gilbert, hit the Midlands Sunday

NWS: Multiple confirmed tornadoes, including EF2 in Gilbert, hit the Midlands Sunday They are now working on a tornado survey for the EF-1 tornado that touched down near Diana Friday night, they have confirmed it as an EF-1 tornado, but have yet to release the details of their finding. By Sunday, at least three deaths had been blamed on the storm system, which extended from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes. A couple of trees fell on homes, and two families are displaced, Loftin s... [Full Article...]

Tamil Nadu: College teacher arrested for 'luring' students into prostitution

Tamil Nadu: College teacher arrested for 'luring' students into prostitution A teacher of a college affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University was arrested Monday for allegedly asking students to perform sexual favours for a senior university official. The final-year students had accused Ms. Devi of promising them good marks in their semester examination, academic progress and also money in return for undertaking some "urgent assignment" assigned to her by "the higher offici... [Full Article...]

France's Macron says persuaded Trump to maintain troops in Syria

France's Macron says persuaded Trump to maintain troops in Syria In Russia, Syria's main military ally, kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned against "any steps, which could lead to an escalation of tensions". Macron added that Russian Federation, which backs Assad politically and militarily, had made itself complicit in the Syrian government's actions. [Full Article...]

Indian PM Will Visit Sweden and the UK

Indian PM Will Visit Sweden and the UK From Sweden, PM Modi will on Tuesday night travel to the United Kingdom where he will attend the CHOGM, besides holding bilateral talks with his British counterpart Theresa May. Earlier, PM Modi called on King Gustaf and exchanged views on strengthening bilateral cooperation across several sectors. Ahead of his visit, Modi said he was looking forward to deepening bilateral engagement with both t... [Full Article...]

Assad supporters rally in Damascus after Western strikes

Assad supporters rally in Damascus after Western strikes US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said it is now the global community's obligation to act in Syria as "Russia has failed to do so". The UK and United States have said the strikes were successful, with President Trump warning the USA is "locked and loaded" for further action if there are more chemical attacks. [Full Article...]

Minnesota Elementary School Student Attacks Classmates with Knife

Minnesota Elementary School Student Attacks Classmates with Knife Police said the 8-year-old student brought a kitchen knife to school and randomly slashed fellow students, The Associated Press reported . Chief Beise says after stabbing his fellow students the suspect went to the school office and laid the knife down. [Full Article...]

Abe to leave Japan for USA to hold summit with Trump

Abe to leave Japan for USA to hold summit with Trump While Abe had cultivated close ties with Trump, becoming the first foreign leader to meet him after his election, he has also faced disputes with the U.S. Authorities of Japan and China expressed today their worries over a possible development of a trade war, prodded by the US protectionist strategies. [Full Article...]

United States hits ZTE with huge ban that has ominous Android implications

United States hits ZTE with huge ban that has ominous Android implications According to Reuters , US manufacturers provide up to a third of the components used in ZTE's network equipment and smartphones , so this seven-year-ban could have a disastrous effect on the company's business. ZTE was accused to circumventing US sanctions on Iran back in 2016. The company can resume purchasing these components from the USA after seven years. [Full Article...]

Armenians protest leader's plan to stay in power

Armenians protest leader's plan to stay in power One of its main platforms was criticizing constitutional changes approved following a December 2015 referendum changing Armenia's form of government to a parliamentary system instead of a quasi-presidential system. In a speech to demonstrators, he told them that "You are powerful, and you are going to win today [.] Serzh Sargsyan will not be Armenia's prime minister". [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan Brushes Off Criticism That He Enabled Trump

Paul Ryan Brushes Off Criticism That He Enabled Trump By triggering a House leadership struggle when the party should focus on defending its congressional majorities and advancing Trump's agenda, Ryan dismayed some Republicans already concerned about their prospects with USA voters in November. [Full Article...]

Trump bashes James Comey in series of Sunday tweets

Trump bashes James Comey in series of Sunday tweets The book isn't out so you don't know what's in it. 2. "Again, very odd", Comey wrote. The story about "McCabe's $ 700,000" has been fully explained. 4. I scarcely even realized that particular guy. The Washington Post has a thorough rundown of the many mistruths and unproven assertions Trump packed in to just seven fewer-than-280-character bursts. [Full Article...]

Trump puts off decision on Syria strikes

Trump puts off decision on Syria strikes Outlining the reasons why he voted against, he said: "One was because he (Mr Cameron) hadn't provided the evidence and intelligence that we knew who it was, and secondly because there was not a proper plan which was thought through properly". [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan endorses Kevin McCarthy to succeed him as House GOP leader

Paul Ryan endorses Kevin McCarthy to succeed him as House GOP leader Scalise has said publicly that he would not run against McCarthy. Republicans were left reeling over who will replace him and whether Ryan's lame-duck status will jeopardize the GOP's pitch to voters and donors. Ryan had announced that he will be retiring from the Congress on Wednesday, bringing his three-year job as a speaker to an end. That may be good news for McCarthy because he is close to ... [Full Article...]

Weather forecast: Warm conditions ahead of cold front Sunday

Weather forecast: Warm conditions ahead of cold front Sunday First, in the afternoon, some thunderstorms may pop up in the early afternoon in inland spots along the fast-moving sea breeze. A few flurries are also possible late tonight and Monday morning, but no significant snowfall is expected. Much calmer for Sunday with dry skies and highs in the 60's. We're already looking forward to "sunny and 75" on Tuesday - we just have to get through the rest ... [Full Article...]


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