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World News Republicans in NY Senate swat away 4 gun control bills
Author: 0 Republicans in NY Senate swat away 4 gun control bills

Founders of Sandy Hook Promise attended the earlier meeting . "Stay tuned. My advice is hope for the best, don't be surprised if he changes his mind in 48 hours". Republican women also like the idea - 64 percent are in favor. In fact, Trump used the televised meeting to pointedly challenge fellow Republicans to defy the NRA, despite the influential pro-gun group's vocal support for his campaign.

World News Both Houses of Parliament face adjournments
Author: 0 Both Houses of Parliament face adjournments

While TDP MPs continued to demand special category status for the state of Andhra Pradesh on the floor of the House, they were joined by the Opposition members who raised slogans against Nirav Modi, the key accused in the Punjab National Bank fraud case.

World News 'Security threat' forces closing of US Embassy in Turkey
Author: 0 'Security threat' forces closing of US Embassy in Turkey

Embassy in the city was closed due to an alleged security threat. It did not give details on the threat. The same embassy was targeted in 2013 by a suicide bomber who killed a Turkish security guard. 20 launched an operation against the YPG in its border stronghold of Afrin in western Syria. During his Turkey visit last month, Tillerson also warned the country over its plans to buy S-400 missile defense system from Russian Federation, a move that could lead to sanctions under the law ...

World News NPF goes ahead of NDPP, leads in 29 seats
Author: 0 NPF goes ahead of NDPP, leads in 29 seats

In Nagaland , BJP and its alliance Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) is on a neck to neck battle with Naga Peoples Front (NPF). He further expressed his confidence that the BJP along with its alliance would form the government in all three states -Tripura, Meghalaya , and Nagaland .

World News Pakistani lawmakers begin secret vote for 52 Senate seats
Author: 0 Pakistani lawmakers begin secret vote for 52 Senate seats

As many as 20 candidates are contesting against 12 seats from eastern Punjab province, 33 against 12 seats from southern Sindh province, 27 against 11 seats from northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, 25 against 11 seats from southwest Balochistan province, 24 against four seats from FATA and six against two seats from Islamabad .

World News Committal hearing for Cardinal George Pell begins
Author: 0 Committal hearing for Cardinal George Pell begins

Inside, his lawyer, Robert Richter QC, accused police of investigating the cardinal with a "presumption of guilt". The courtroom at the Melbourne magistrate's' court was filled mostly with reporters, and an overflow room was opened to accommodate reporters and members of the public.

Author: 0 Guatemala vows to move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Before visiting Guatemala, Haley also met with the recently-reelected president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, to greet him for the controversial electoral victory and also thank him for his support of Israel . In his brief, Mejia argued among other things that an order issued over social media like Facebook carried no legal standing. But the country's position, she said, was irreversible.

World News Senior conservative says SPD 'yes' to coalition good for Germany
Author: 0 Senior conservative says SPD 'yes' to coalition good for Germany

Germany's Social Democrats voted to join Chancellor Angela Merkel's next government, clearing the last hurdle to her fourth term and restoring a sense of political stability in Europe's biggest economy. In a tweet, they labeled the SPD's decision a "catastrophe" for Germany , promising fierce opposition over the coming four years. Fewer Social Democrats approved the deal this time round than in 2013, when 76 per cent of members backed a government with Merkel.

World News China keeps economic growth target of around 6.5 percent this year
Author: 0 China keeps economic growth target of around 6.5 percent this year

Trade tensions between the world's two largest economies have risen since Trump took office in 2017, and although China only accounts for a small fraction of U.S. Last year military spending was budgeted to increase by just 7 percent, to 1.044 trillion yuan ($164.60 billion) about one-quarter of the proposed USA defence spending for the year.

World News Chris Christie says Trump 'ill-served' by staff, including 'family members'
Author: 0 Chris Christie says Trump 'ill-served' by staff, including 'family members'

News of Mr Kushner's clearance being downgraded from "top secret" to "secret" generated embarrassing headlines worldwide, undermining his reputation as an interlocutor for foreign governments. "I suppose the best case for Kushner is that this looks absolutely awful", said Rob Weissman, president of Public Citizen. As a result of his ever-expanding investigation into the White House, Robert Mueller, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the first twelve years of the "war ...

World News Moviegoer dumped popcorn on tot, hit her with container: cops
Author: 0 Moviegoer dumped popcorn on tot, hit her with container: cops

A woman is accused of dumping popcorn on a 2-year-old girl at a Long Island movie theater earlier this year. The child suffered a contusion on her head. Alongside their charges, the Karmans, both from Baldwin, N.Y., were issued appearance tickets, police said. Police became involved after the toddler ended up at the doctors later that day because of head pain.

World News Putin: Russia will 'never' extradite alleged hackers to US
Author: 0 Putin: Russia will 'never' extradite alleged hackers to US

Yet Putin argued his government has little to answer for until the USA provides "some materials, specifics and data". "I know that they do not represent the Russian state, the Russian authorities", Putin told Kelly. US President Donald Trump and the key players of his team have repeatedly denied all suspicions of illegal contacts with Russian officials during the election campaign.

World News Papua New Guinea struck by new quake, while recovering from last one
Author: 0 Papua New Guinea struck by new quake, while recovering from last one

It's been shaking all through the night", said provincial administrator of Hela Province William Bando, who was 40 km away from the epicenter. A man views a house that collapsed in the strong natural disaster in Halagoli, Hela. Compounding the fallout was an announcement Monday that the impoverished country's biggest-ever development - the Papua New Guinea LNG project operated by USA energy giant ExxonMobil - would be offline for up to eight weeks as the quake-hit facilities are repaired.

World News Mane 'very happy' to score in Liverpool win
Author: 0 Mane 'very happy' to score in Liverpool win

The Egyptian has also equalled Liverpool's club record for the highest number of Premier League games in which a player has scored in during a season. "We knew that Rafa Benitez's sides are always well organised and we'd been expecting that", explained the former Arsenal midfielder. "But we still didn't get any points, so I'm happy but disappointed".

World News Barnaby Joyce says he may not be baby's father
Author: 0 Barnaby Joyce says he may not be baby's father

Nationals MP Darren Chester returns to the ministry following Barnaby Joyce's decision to step down. Joyce had initially resisted pressure from Turnbull to quit, but resigned as leader of the Nationals in February after a new allegation of sexual harassment emerged.

World News KCR plan of non-BJP, non-Cong front a drama: Tgana Congress
Author: 0 KCR plan of non-BJP, non-Cong front a drama: Tgana Congress

It can be a third front or any front... Jana Sena Party president Pawan Kalyan, in a candid assertion said that there was no better person than Chandrashekhar Rao to lead the Third front, said it was heart-warming to see the Chief Minister extending support for special category status for Andhra Pradesh .

World News Sneijder calls time on Oranje career
Author: 0 Sneijder calls time on Oranje career

A statement from the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) said they would discuss a possible coaching role with Sneijder once he had finished playing. "In addition, I understand that Koeman wants to make a new beginning with other, younger players".

World News India, Vietnam sign pacts on atomic energy, trade, agriculture
Author: 0 India, Vietnam sign pacts on atomic energy, trade, agriculture

Vietnam is the country coordinator for India with the Asean , a role that will be passed on to Thailand later this year. Minister Mahmood Ali recalled the sentiments that the Bangladeshi people have always extended to their Vietnamese counterparts, and believed that President Quang's visit will usher in a new chapter in relations between the two nations.

World News AL Hek elected BJP Legislature Party leader in Meghalaya
Author: 0 AL Hek elected BJP Legislature Party leader in Meghalaya

The BJP wrested Tripura, the Left bastion, and received an invitation to be part of the government in Nagaland , while Meghalaya elected a hung Assembly. The party has done well in Nagaland , where it has won 11 seats, and its alliance with a newly formed party, the NDPP, 28 seats out of 60. The People's Democratic Front (PDF) bagged four seats, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) and three Independents got one seat each.

World News At least 5 killed as storm hits United States East Coast
Author: 0 At least 5 killed as storm hits United States East Coast

Even if the storm doesn't become a " bomb cyclone ", New York's eastern Long Island and Boston will feel its effects. They died when strong winds brought branches or entire trees down on streets, cars, and homes in New York, Rhode Island , Maryland , Virginia and CT, the Washington Post said.

World News Teachers say they'll stay out on strike
Author: 0 Teachers say they'll stay out on strike

Because the House would not concur with the change the Senate made to the bill the House passed Thursday, three members of each body were appointed to a conference committee which will try to hammer out and agreement. "They believed that we were bluffing when we said we would hold their feet to the fire", Lee said while calling for the strike to continue. The tentative deal struck by Justice and unions represented about 20,000 teachers and 13,000 school service employees.

World News 'We're in shock' | Child killed in tragic Riverdale shoe store accident
Author: 0 'We're in shock' | Child killed in tragic Riverdale shoe store accident

Ifrah Siddique's family is devasted about their tragic loss and now are questioning how a trip to buy their little girl a pair of shoes turned into her last day alive. Ifrah Siddique was rushed to the hospital where she eventually died from her injuries, according to a spokesperson from the Clayton County Fire Department.

Author: 0 NDPP alliance inches ahead for government formation

Acharya said he has asked Rio to submit signatures of all the 32 MLAs supporting him by tomorrow. Rijiju, who extensively campaigned for the BJP and its ally Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) in Nagaland, said the Congress was no where to be seen as the party has not won a single state in the 60-member Assembly.

World News UK leader expresses concern on trade war in call with Trump
Author: 0 UK leader expresses concern on trade war in call with Trump

European Union officials said they would retaliate with new tariffs on USA goods, including Harley-Davidson motorbikes, bourbon whiskey and Levi's jeans. Trump has long railed against what he deems unfair trade practices by China and others. "As soon as you exempt one country, then you have to exempt another country and so it's a slippery slope", he said on CNN's "State of the Union".

World News 'Maximum pressure needs to be applied on N. Korea'
Author: 0 'Maximum pressure needs to be applied on N. Korea'

Her first competition stop Saturday was the men's snowboard big air final, which included three American riders. "I heard you are part of the reserves". But Koh Yu-hwan, a professor of North Korean studies at Dongguk University in Seoul , said that North Korea's primary strategy was not to avoid sanctions but to get the United States to accept it as a nuclear weapons state in return for a freeze on its nuclear program.

World News Octogenarian Billionaire With Campbell's Soup Can Peddles Trump's Steel Tariffs Plan
Author: 0 Octogenarian Billionaire With Campbell's Soup Can Peddles Trump's Steel Tariffs Plan

I just bought this can today at a 7-Eleven. and it's priced at a $1.99. "It's just not going to", Ross said. "We do not believe that the USA has significant flexibility to increase domestic smelting capacity in the near term, and that it will therefore have little choice but to continue to import Canadian produced material, paying the 10% higher import duty and passing on that cost to the consumer", said Edward Sterck, analyst at BMO Capital Markets.

World News President Trump To Meet With Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Monday
Author: 0 President Trump To Meet With Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Monday

At the same time, Netanyahu's wife, Sara, was escorted to the police's Lahav 433 Major Crimes Unit headquarters in Lod to provide testimony in the case. In "case 1000", Netanyahu and his family allegedly received expensive cigars, champagne, and jewelry worth about 1 million shekels (282,800 USA dollars) from the Israeli businessman and Hollywood tycoon, Arnon Milchan, and Australian businessman, James Packer, between 2007 and 2016.

World News Schools and colleges to close on Thursday and Friday
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The National Emergency Co-ordination Group met again yesterday and emphasised the dangers of driving... As expected, confirmation has been made today that local coach and rail service providers will not be operating on Friday as Storm Emma intensifies and much of the country shuts down amidst the extreme weather.

World News Nepal to bowl against Zimbabwe
Author: 0 Nepal to bowl against Zimbabwe

We are quite happy to be playing at home under familiar home conditions and with the home fans rooting behind us. Zimbabwe are one of the favourites in Group B which also includes their nemesis Afghanistan , Scotland, Hong Kong and Nepal .

World News Syrians flee violence as regime seizes quarter of eastern Ghouta
Author: 0 Syrians flee violence as regime seizes quarter of eastern Ghouta

Rebels have been forced to retreat and regroup in eastern Ghouta because of the Syrian government's "scorched earth" policy, a spokesman for the Jaish al-Islam rebel group said on Sunday. "The convoy to east Ghouta is not able to proceed today", the official said, adding that the United Nations and its humanitarian partners "remain on standby to deliver desperately needed assistance as soon as conditions allow".

World News Welsh teen gets prison for foiled Bieber concert, shopping center attacks
Author: 0 Welsh teen gets prison for foiled Bieber concert, shopping center attacks

He was arrested at his home south Wales in June a year ago, just hours after searching the internet for details of security at the concert at the city's Principality Stadium. I am a soldier of the Islamic State. According to the newspaper, the teenager wrote several notes threatening an attack at the concert in the Welsh capital Cardiff.

World News Three charged over fatal blast at Leicester shop
Author: 0 Three charged over fatal blast at Leicester shop

Those arrested are all in their 30s and come from the East Midlands area which encompasses Leicester, and East Anglia and the North West of England. Kurd, who lives with his Lithuanian girlfriend a mile away, took over the Polish Zabka supermarket in Hinkley Road, Leicester, in December.

Author: 0 Egyptian president welcomes Crown Prince in Cairo

Talks with officials in Cairo will discuss urgent regional issues, mainly Syria, Yemen, Palestine, Lebanon, Libya and the reconstruction of Iraq. Former Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Araby described as "special and important" Prince Mohammed's visit.