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Russian spy: Embassy request is diversionary tactic, says UK Russian spy: Embassy request is diversionary tactic, says UK
- April 08, 2018

The Russian embassy in London has requested a meeting with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to discuss the situation in Salisbury - just a day after former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was said to be " responding well to treatment". The UK authorities have refused to grant Ms Skripal's cousin Viktoria Skripal a visa to come to Britain, with the Home Office saying her application "did not comply with the immigration rules". (more...)
Evacuation of rebels from Damascus' Douma suspended amid ongoing negotiations: monitor Evacuation of rebels from Damascus' Douma suspended amid ongoing negotiations: monitor
- April 08, 2018

Not one of these reports may be instantly individually confirmed, either the Associated Press and Reuters said. " Russia's protection of the Assad regime and failure to stop the use of chemical weapons in Syria calls into question its commitment to resolving the overall crisis and to larger non-proliferation priorities", she said, calling upon Moscow to join global efforts to prevent further attacks. (more...)
Moscow Warns Against Foreign Attack in Syrian Areas Where Russian Troops Located Moscow Warns Against Foreign Attack in Syrian Areas Where Russian Troops Located
- April 08, 2018

Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements following the attack on Saturday, reports the BBC . The statement said medical centers received more than 500 cases of people suffering breathing difficulties, and that patients gave off a chlorine-like smell. (more...)
SNL's Trump: 'I Don't Care About America' SNL's Trump: 'I Don't Care About America'
- April 08, 2018

The press briefing ended with Trump also admitting the presidency is a "cash grab". This week's episode , hosted by Chadwick Boseman with musical guest, started off with Leslie Jones as Fox News' Harris Faulkner, host of Outnumbered , delivering some quick jabs about impeaching Obama even though he is out of office. (more...)
Dozens reported killed in suspected Syria gas attack, Damascus denies Dozens reported killed in suspected Syria gas attack, Damascus denies
- April 08, 2018

A man stands on rubble of damaged buildings in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta , in Damascus , Syria March 30, 2018. The Syrian military is now targeting militant artillery positions with unmanned combat drones over the rebel-held east Damascus district city of Douma, Al-Masdar News reports. (more...)
Krunal cameo takes MI to 165/4 vs CSK in IPL opener Krunal cameo takes MI to 165/4 vs CSK in IPL opener
- April 08, 2018

Pandya brothers led MI to a strong total While CSK bowlers including Chahar, Watson and Tahir did a good job, Pandya brothers too scored as many runs as they could in the last four overs smashing boundaries and sixes to put up a strong total for MI. (more...)
Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli troops dies from wounds Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli troops dies from wounds
- April 08, 2018

The Israeli decision comes one day after Palestinian protesters set fire to hundreds of auto tires on Friday near the fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel during the mass protests along the border, reports Xinhua. " Gaza will not starve and will not abandon its original national objective", he said , surrounded by hundreds of supporters. The issue of who controls the borders and runs government ministries is a key test, not least in loosening the Israeli blockade on Gaza , ... (more...)
U.S. slaps sanctions on Russian oligarchs, govt officials
- April 08, 2018

The Treasury Department also points to Moscow's support of the Assad regime in Syria. Russian businessmen and entrepreneurs, whose wealth is more than $1 billion are on the sanctions list. Putin was widely expected to win reelection due to election fraud, ballot stuffing, and silencing of critics. Washington slapped sanctions on dozens of Russian individuals and entities Friday, including seven Russian oligarchs and 17 senior Russian officials. (more...)
BJP founder's day rally brings Mumbai to a grinding halt BJP founder's day rally brings Mumbai to a grinding halt
- April 08, 2018

Taking a dig at BJP chief, Oman Abdullah of National Conference tweeted, "Did the BJP President liken the Hon PM to a natural disaster?" "Modi and Shah are arrogant and their anti-people policies have now been revealed". "Snake and mongoose have nothing in common". He also blamed the opposition parties for not letting Parliament function. The session concluded today. (more...)
Palestinian Journalist Wearing Press Jacket Killed by Israeli Fire in Gaza Palestinian Journalist Wearing Press Jacket Killed by Israeli Fire in Gaza
- April 08, 2018

They encircled his body, holding their cameras high, as he was carried out of Gaza's main hospital on Saturday. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported on Friday that 293 people were injured by live ammunition after Israeli forces fired on protesters who had gathered near the Israeli border in the besieged Gaza Strip. (more...)
Israeli army kills 7 Palestinian protesters along Israel-Gaza border Israeli army kills 7 Palestinian protesters along Israel-Gaza border
- April 08, 2018

And Palestinian officials say almost 500 people were hit with live fire with at least 30 in critical condition. Friday's deaths brought to 28 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire over the past week, including 22 protesters. (more...)
Facebook will allow Messenger users to 'Unsend' messages from recipients' inboxes Facebook will allow Messenger users to 'Unsend' messages from recipients' inboxes
- April 08, 2018

Australia is investigating whether Facebook violated national privacy laws by exposing users' information to the data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica . This time, the target was AggregateIQ , a Canadian advertising and analysis firm that whistleblower Christopher Wylie from Cambridge Analytica said was linked to the same parent company, called SCL. (more...)
China urges European Union to 'act together' against USA protectionism China urges European Union to 'act together' against USA protectionism
- April 08, 2018

President Donald Trump has promised to shield farmers from the sting of China's trade retaliation, but that embattled portion of Trump's rural base says they just want to sell on the open market, without tariffs slapped on their products amid escalating tensions. (more...)
Hackney stabbing: man becomes latest victim of knife crime in capital Hackney stabbing: man becomes latest victim of knife crime in capital
- April 08, 2018

This week the 18-year-old was stabbed to death , becoming London's 53rd murder victim of 2018. The cities are roughly the same size, with more than 8 million people, and have similar extremes of poverty and wealth, but London has never recorded more murders in a year than the USA metropolis. (more...)
Pentagon rejects United States plan to leave Syria as 'rumors' Pentagon rejects United States plan to leave Syria as 'rumors'
- April 08, 2018

The Pentagon, the State Department and Central Intelligence Agency are all deeply concerned about the potential ramifications if the USA leaves behind a power vacuum in Syria, as are Israel, Arab leaders and other nations in the US -led coalition that has fought Daesh terrorist group in Iraq and Syria since 2014. (more...)
Facebook is adding Facebook is adding "Unsend Message" Feature on Messenger
- April 08, 2018

It did not give a specific date, but it did say that users can expect the feature to arrive in the next several months. Facebook had it turned on by default. But Zuckerberg said the scrapers circumvented that defense by cycling through multiple IP addresses. Facebook has started testing the authorization process this week, and people will begin seeing the label and additional information in the United States later this spring. (more...)
Return to winter weather cancels outdoor weekend events Return to winter weather cancels outdoor weekend events
- April 08, 2018

It now appears to be within that evening time frame when the area has the best shot at seeing some light accumulating snows. In other words, we're looking at WIND CHILLS in the "teens" and 20s most of the day - to go along with the chance for rain and snow. (more...)
Body found near site of Hart family crash, connection unclear Body found near site of Hart family crash, connection unclear
- April 08, 2018

A pair of vacationers discovered the body of an African-American female, whose age could not immediately be determined, in the surf near Westport. An autopsy is planned Tuesday to determine a cause of death. While investigators didn't initially describe the crash as intentional, suspicions grew after an analysis determined an onboard computer in the vehicle indicated the auto came to a dead stop about 70 feet from the edge of a wide pullout on the remote section of Highway 1 before ... (more...)
Correspondents' Association head didn't know Trump would be announcing dinner decision Friday Correspondents' Association head didn't know Trump would be announcing dinner decision Friday
- April 08, 2018

Donald Trump will snub the annual White House correspondents' dinner for the second year in a row , organisers said Friday , amid sustained attacks by the USA president on United States media. Using his preferred method of communication, the president fired off a series of Twitter missives just hours after the White House announcement on Friday, condemning what he called the "fake news media". (more...)
Dozens Dead After Possible Gas Attack in Syria Dozens Dead After Possible Gas Attack in Syria
- April 08, 2018

Observatory Director Rami Abdulrahman said 11 people had died in Douma as a result of suffocation caused by the smoke from conventional weapons being dropped by the government. "Russia, with its unwavering support for the regime ultimately bears responsibility for these brutal attacks", Nauert said. In the face of military defeat, rebel groups in other parts of eastern Ghouta opted to accept safe passage out of the area to the opposition-held territory at the Turkish border. (more...)
Fresh air strikes kill eight in Syria's rebel town of Douma Fresh air strikes kill eight in Syria's rebel town of Douma
- April 08, 2018

The White Helmets, a group of rescuers operating in opposition-held areas in Syria , said on Saturday that most of the fatalities were women and children. It added that fighters who hand over their weapons can join a local police force that will be established in Douma mostly consisting of Army of Islam members who will be given Russians weapons to fight members of the Daesh and Al-Qaeda-linked fighters. (more...)
US, NK Officials Directly Talking About Plans for Summit US, NK Officials Directly Talking About Plans for Summit
- April 08, 2018

North and South Korean officials are meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom to discuss setting up a hotline between the leaders of their countries. State Department officials continue to communicate with the North Koreans though their mission to the United Nations, discussions which are referred to as the "New York channel". (more...)
Roger Stone: 'Very dangerous' for Trump to interview with Mueller Roger Stone: 'Very dangerous' for Trump to interview with Mueller
- April 08, 2018

Elizabeth Rosenberg, a former senior U.S. Treasury Department official who is now a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security think tank, said the sanctions were significant, although there is more to do. It was not clear whether any of those hit have significant holdings in the USA that could be seized, and if they did previously, they may have already moved their money elsewhere in anticipation of the sanctions . (more...)
Rescuers Search for Survivors After Dozens Reported Killed by Airstrikes in Douma Rescuers Search for Survivors After Dozens Reported Killed by Airstrikes in Douma
- April 08, 2018

More than 70 people suffered breathing difficulties due to the attack, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Tens of thousands of civilians and fighters from a different group have already left eastern Ghouta in the last few weeks in response to an earlier agreement. (more...)
Spring snow this weekend Spring snow this weekend
- April 08, 2018

Despite a few isolated flurries across the Denver metro area and eastern plains to start the weekend, the majority of our Saturday will have cloudy, seasonal and dry conditions. I want to end this discussion on a positive note and highs could be in the 70's by the end of next week. Some rain may return later Monday or Monday night into Tuesday . (more...)
6 questions Mark Zuckerberg still needs to answer 6 questions Mark Zuckerberg still needs to answer
- April 08, 2018

A Facebook Messenger spokeswoman said in a statement , "For example, on Messenger, when you send a photo, our automated systems scan it using photo matching technology to detect known child exploitation imagery or when you send a link, we scan it for malware or viruses". (more...)
At least 14 killed in bus crash involving junior hockey league team At least 14 killed in bus crash involving junior hockey league team
- April 08, 2018

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed that there were 28 people on board the bus, including the driver, when it collided with the truck. "I am freaking out". Darren Opp , president of the Nipawin Hawks , told media that the truck had T-boned the player's bus, though this has not been confirmed by authorities. (more...)
Shooting on 'adult-themed' party bus in IL kills 3 Shooting on 'adult-themed' party bus in IL kills 3
- April 08, 2018

The suspect opened fire on the charter bus, police said. The vehicle was reportedly a Distinguished Gentleman private entertainment bus. About 3:30 a.m. Police said the bus was rented on Friday by private citizens. Anyone with information about the incident or King's whereabouts is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or Crimestoppers at 815-963-7867. (more...)
Russia, UK engages in war of words at UNSC meet Russia, UK engages in war of words at UNSC meet
- April 08, 2018

Salisbury District Hospital said in a statement Sergei Skripal was "responding well to treatment" and " no longer in a critical condition ". Yulia Skripal released a statement saying she's "getting stronger". At the end of the council meeting, Nebenzia read a passage from the novel " Alice in Wonderland " about a trial where the Queen demands the sentence first and the verdict afterward. (more...)
Saturday Morning Earthquake West Of Perry Saturday Morning Earthquake West Of Perry
- April 08, 2018

Garfield County Emergency Management Director Mike Honigsberg said there are no immediate reports of injury or serious damage following the quakes. The largest temblor took place at 7:16 a.m., a few miles outside Covington, a town of around 500 people about an hour north of Oklahoma City. (more...)

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