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World News South Korean musicians arrive in Pyongyang for concerts
Author: 0 South Korean musicians arrive in Pyongyang for concerts

South Korea has said it will send a 160-member artistic group to North Korea, including about 10 celebrated K-Pop singers, for rare concerts there. Her 1984 mega hit Love Maze was reported to be late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's favourite song, and is credited with helping South Korean pop culture gain a following in the socialist state.

World News Trump attacks California governor for pardoning ex-convicts facing deportation
Author: 0 Trump attacks California governor for pardoning ex-convicts facing deportation

Chhan had served about a year in prison on a 2002 misdemeanor domestic violence conviction. "Is this really what the great people of California want?" Brown's office didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. After he served his sentence, Chhan raised his five children as a single father by "working in the fields, working as a mechanic, or baking donuts for 12-13 hours every day with no days off", according to one of his daughters who was quoted in the pardon statement.

World News India, China agree to draw roadmap to address trade deficit
Author: 0 India, China agree to draw roadmap to address trade deficit

Yang, a top Chinese diplomat and a member of China's elite Politburo, told Moon on a visit to Seoul it was a crucial moment for alleviating the situation on the Korean peninsula, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said. The growing trade deficit with China is a cause of concern for India. Government approval will also be needed for intellectual property transfers involving semiconductors, software and agriculture.

World News Scott Sinclair keen to win 10 titles with Celtic
Author: 0 Scott Sinclair keen to win 10 titles with Celtic

Rodgers said: "It was always going to be hard to recreate what we did previous year". And the Premiership leaders and Betfred Cup winners are on course to rewrite the record books by being the first side to achieve back-to-back trebles. "It was a similar feel this time past year". I'm happy and enjoying my football. Manager Brendan Rodgers meanwhile has hailed Scott Bain's style as being "perfect" for Celtic- with talks on extending the keeper's stay likely to kick-off shortly.

World News Pyongyang Express: A History of North Korea's Train Diplomacy
Author: 0 Pyongyang Express: A History of North Korea's Train Diplomacy

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, responding to a question Thursday about reports of such talks, said Japan has all along communicated with North Korea via multiple channels. The announcement was made after a high-level meeting Thursday between the countries at the border village of Panmunjom. In this photo provided Wednesday, March 28, 2018, by China's Xinhua News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands in Beijing, China.

World News What happens at a Passover Seder and what's included in the meal?
Author: 0 What happens at a Passover Seder and what's included in the meal?

The Seder meal is the meal that Christ ate with his disciples (known more commonly as The Lord's Supper - or The Last Supper). The Palestinian propensity for "Days of Rage" is morphing into weeks and even months. Mercifully, the UNHRC didn't try to determine to which of the luminaries of human rights Israel should hand the Golan: Bashar Assad, the jihadist rebels or to forces being supported by Iran.

Author: 0 New York State lawmakers continue budget negotiations

It was "hurry up and wait" on steroids". "However, despite these obstacles, my partners in government and I were undeterred and unwavering in our commitment to passing a budget that was not only balanced and on-time but also delivered for New York's hard-working families".

World News Tennessee Medical Marijuana Bill Takes Step Forward
Author: 0 Tennessee Medical Marijuana Bill Takes Step Forward

When asked what he would do to help make marijuana more affordable, since its cost now averages about $400 a month, the governor said he would recommend that for-profit dispensaries be allowed to open in the state. "Business people who sat it out waiting for it to be legal are being frozen out of this market", Abel said. "Some kids are more prone to seizures if they have medical marijuana", said Vanchierre.

World News Ram Navami clash in Bengal: death toll reaches five
Author: 0 Ram Navami clash in Bengal: death toll reaches five

Sibtulla Rashidi, who appeared for his Class X board exams this year, was missing after communal clashes in Rail Par area of Asansol on Tuesday afternoon. The decision came a day after police stopped Union junior minister and Asansol North MP Babul Supriyo from visiting trouble-torn areas on the pretext that Section 144 CrPC had been clamped.

World News Wynne attacks Ford's budget comments as Ontario election campaign heats up
Author: 0 Wynne attacks Ford's budget comments as Ontario election campaign heats up

Flynn noted the budget is making investments in health care , child care, mental health, and supports for seniors , while ensuring the creation of more job opportunities for people in Oakville. "I have a track record of doing what we say we're going to do". The fee reductions, starting April 1, are available to families with children up to kindergarten age who go to licensed child care and whose providers opt into the program, Horgan told a news conference Wednesday at a daycare centre at ...

World News Korea set date for leaders' summit
Author: 0 Korea set date for leaders' summit

After the meeting, Cho told South Korean reporters that there was a "sufficient exchange of opinions" on the agenda for the summit, but he didn't provide a clear answer on whether discussions of the nuclear issue will be included. Meanwhile, a South Korean government spokesperson said the visit that ends on Tuesday had not disappointed, while a press conference by the high-level delegation is expected upon its arrival in the Seoul at 6 p.m.

World News Yashomati Thakur appointed AICC secretary for Karnataka
Author: 0 Yashomati Thakur appointed AICC secretary for Karnataka

Speaking after being appointed as All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary In-charge, Organisation, Training, the former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot entrusted the responsibility given to him and also thanked Congress party workers in Gujarat for supporting him during Gujarat assembly elections .

World News Melrose thwarts Dana, wins hostile bid for GKN
Author: 0 Melrose thwarts Dana, wins hostile bid for GKN

Melrose needed 50 percent, plus one share voted in their favor to win the takeover. It means Melrose has triumphed with Britain's biggest hostile bid since Kraft pounced on confectionery giant Cadbury in 2009. "Now that shareholders have made their decision the government has a statutory responsibility to consider whether the merger in its proposed final form gives rise to public interest concerns", he added.

World News Four Canadian diplomats expelled from Russia, Global Affairs says
Author: 0 Four Canadian diplomats expelled from Russia, Global Affairs says

Russia on Friday expelled 59 diplomats from 23 countries in retaliation for the wave of ejections of Russian officials. "As Minister Freeland has said, the Salisbury nerve agent attack was a despicable, heinous and reckless act that endangered the lives of hundreds and violated long-standing conventions on the use of chemical weapons".

World News Dec jokes about hosting solo as Saturday Night Takeaway returns without Ant
Author: 0 Dec jokes about hosting solo as Saturday Night Takeaway returns without Ant

The hugely popular primetime Saturday evening show, presented by the broadcasting duo known as Ant and Dec , was pulled from the air last weekend following McPartlin's drink driving charge . There's been an overwhelming response to the post, with Twitter users wishing Dec the best in his solo role along with messages of support for Ant.

World News Stansted airport flights resume after shuttle bus fire
Author: 0 Stansted airport flights resume after shuttle bus fire

A FIRE at London's Stansted Airport resulted in all outbound flights, including those to Ireland, being cancelled this evening . Passengers who were evacuated during the fire on the terminal forecourt are having to be re-screened through security, according to the airport.

World News What we learned from an independent autopsy into Stephon Clark's death
Author: 0 What we learned from an independent autopsy into Stephon Clark's death

Clark was not armed; police apparently mistook a cellphone in his hand for a gun. The doctor found that Clark had four entry wounds in his lower back: one on the side of his neck, one in the outside of his leg, and another in his armpit. Police in the California capital said they were responding that night to a call about someone breaking into vehicles. Clark - who police say remains the prime suspect - was recorded by the helicopter and police body-cams running through the neighborhood ...

World News United Nations issues new sanctions against shipping to North Korea
Author: 0 United Nations issues new sanctions against shipping to North Korea

The United States said Friday it has secured the support of the U.N. Security Council for a new package of sanctions designations that target smuggling at sea by North Korea. Previous year the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted four sanctions resolutions created to deprive the regime of the money and fuel to develop the weapons.

World News Trump speech to promote infrastructure ranges from North Korea to 'Roseanne'
Author: 0 Trump speech to promote infrastructure ranges from North Korea to 'Roseanne'

An estimated 22 million Americans watched the CBS broadcast - including the president, aides said, who fumed about it privately but withheld any public comments or counterattacks. The President also made news on worldwide affairs, too, telling the audience that the United States will be "coming out of Syria" very soon. Earlier Thursday, the South and North announced they will hold the third-ever meeting of their leaders on April 27 ahead of a planned meeting between Trump and North Korean ...

World News Laura Ingraham Will Take a Vacation Amid Controversy
Author: 0 Laura Ingraham Will Take a Vacation Amid Controversy

Ingraham is one of several conservatives who have criticized the student activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for calling for gun-control legislation. "On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the courageous victims of Parkland", she tweeted.

World News Malala visits her Pakistan hometown amid tight security
Author: 0 Malala visits her Pakistan hometown amid tight security

In October 2012, Malala Yousafzai - then 15 years old - was attacked when she was returning from her school. The brief trip by the 20-year-old Nobel laureate is a highly symbolic moment for Pakistan, which regularly touts Swat as a success story in its long battle with extremism as it defends itself against accusations by the USA and others that its northwest remains a safe haven for militancy.

World News Mega Millions jackpot exceeding $500M for fourth time ever
Author: 0 Mega Millions jackpot exceeding $500M for fourth time ever

Only three Mega Millions jackpots have been larger than the current $502 million jackpot. No one has captured the Mega Millions jackpot since January 5 when Shane Missler, 20, of Port Richey, Florida won the $451 million prize. If no one matches all five numbers plus the Mega Ball in tonight's drawing, the jackpot will continue to grow. As of early Friday afternoon, the jackpot was at $ 521 million .

World News Police arrest third suspect in alleged diesel theft and pursuit
Author: 0 Police arrest third suspect in alleged diesel theft and pursuit

Sellers says police searched the house on Park Avenue. After being shot the suspect broke into an apartment through a window. Former police officer Larry Dale Martin was arrested in Glasgow just after 11 a.m. The incident eventually led to authorities shooting him. Police said Baskins remains a person of interest in the girl's killing. As standard procedure, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was called in to investigate the officer-involved shooting.

World News Vikings sign Bears leading receiver Kendall Wright
Author: 0 Vikings sign Bears leading receiver Kendall Wright

The Minnesota Vikings now only have three wide receivers on their roster with receptions in the NFL and one of them, Laquon Treadwell , was called out by Mike Zimmer at the NFL Combine as a guy who might need a "change of scenery". He caught 41 of those passes in the slot with just one drop, good for an 80.4 catch rate that was the highest in the league from the position. Wright's impact on the Vikings' receiving situation will be an interesting follow moving forward.

World News Who was Anandi Gopal Joshi: Google Doodle remembers India's first female doctor
Author: 0 Who was Anandi Gopal Joshi: Google Doodle remembers India's first female doctor

The doodle shows Joshi in a green sari standing before a settlement, holding a degree and wearing a stethoscope around her neck. Anandi was born in Yamuna, in Thane district of Maharashtra on March 31, 1865. She fulfilled her dreams and became the first girl to become Doctor. Not only was she India's first female doctor, but she was only 19 years old at the time.

World News India, Pak agree to resolve diplomats' 'harassment' issue
Author: 0 India, Pak agree to resolve diplomats' 'harassment' issue

The two countries have mutually chose to resolve matters as per the 1992 code of conduct (COC) ensuring the diplomats and their families are not harassed, the External Affairs Ministry said. Just a week ago India sent a note verbale to Pakistan when deputy High Commissioner JP Singh was chased in Islamabad . The harassment of Pakistani diplomats had increased after security agencies in Islamabad insisted that the employees of a private contractor working on Indian High Commission's ...

World News Netanyahu Briefly Hospitalised With Viral Infection
Author: 0 Netanyahu Briefly Hospitalised With Viral Infection

The entrance to the emergency room at the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem , Israel, March 27, 2018. He is reportedly undergoing additional tests on the advice of his doctor. The weekly cabinet meeting, which usually takes place at the start of the Israeli work week on Sunday morning, will be head tomorrow with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman likely to fill in for Netanyahu.

World News Lawrence parishioners observe Stations of the Cross during Good Friday
Author: 0 Lawrence parishioners observe Stations of the Cross during Good Friday

Catholic brother carrying the cross in Chikwawa on Good Friday. Darkness fell on the land for three-long hours as Jesus Christ was crucified on a cross on the mount of Calvary or Golgotha as some call it, near Jerusalem. While the 2,000-year-old storyline stays the same, Tremblay said the crowd has gotten bigger and the production value better over the years he has watched it.

World News Trump Scares Nation with Fake News, Pictures of Border Wall
Author: 0 Trump Scares Nation with Fake News, Pictures of Border Wall

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce the start of construction his proposed wall on the USA southern border - but that's not exactly what happened. Donald Trump inspects wall prototypes during a trip to San Diego earlier this month. "First and foremost, this isn't Trump's wall", said Jonathan Pacheco, a spokesman for the Border Patrol's El Centro Sector, according to the Los Angeles Times.