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April 29, 2017 4:23 AM Trump’s first 100 days featured plenty of action

But opinions vary widely on how much the president accomplished and whether what he did helped or hurt the nation. WASHINGTON — He won confirmation of a Supreme Court justice. He withdrew from a sweeping planned trade deal with 12 Pacific Rim countries. And he revived construction of the contentious Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. But he also failed 1 1

April 28, 2017 4:59 PM Americans offer hope, prayer in assessing Trump's 100 days

They are young and old: a high school student who can't yet vote, a Vietnam vet who did so proudly. They hail from all corners of the United States and very different walks of life: a "downhome boy" from Kentucky, a third-generation Mexican-American from Texas, a stay-at-home mom in Pennsylvania, an Iranian immigrant in Los Angeles. Some oppose Donald

April 28, 2017 4:10 PM Macron evokes French Resistance as Le Pen party faces new Holocaust row

Mr Macron sought to bring the horrors of the Holocaust home to voters with his visit to Oradour-sur-Glane. France’s troubled wartime past has taken centre stage in a highly charged presidential race as Emmanuel Macron visited the site of France’s worst Nazi massacre and Marine Le Pen’s party suffered a new blow over alleged Holocaust denial

April 28, 2017 11:17 AM UK on heightened alert after terror arrests

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, London, United Kingdom, Apr 28 – British police warned Friday they were facing an “increased level of terrorist activity”, the day after a knifeman was arrested near parliament and a woman was shot in a separate police raid. Just weeks after the attack on the Houses of Parliament that left five people dead and scores injured

April 28, 2017 9:31 AM Trump's Executive Orders Are Mostly Theater

The president knows how to stage a photo op, but so far his signature hasn't changed much. President Donald Trump signed his first executive order on his first day in the White House, taking aim at his predecessor’s signature achievement. “Trump Signs Executive Order to Roll Back Obamacare,” Forbes reported. He’s gone on to sign more executive orders

April 28, 2017 8:49 AM Lawyer calls to investigate Arkansas execution after inmate convulsed before dying

The lawyer for the Arkansas death row inmate who was killed by lethal injection on Thursday has called on an investigation into the execution after it was reported that his client lurched and convulsed after he was administered the fatal drugs. Kenneth Williams became the fourth convicted killer executed in Arkansas in eight days as the state sought

April 28, 2017 8:28 AM New scrutiny of timeline after Arkansas executes 4th inmate

Kelly P. Kissel and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night. The lethal injection left prisoner Kenneth Williams lurching and convulsing 20 times before he died. Williams, 38, was pronounced dead 13 minutes after the execution began. (April 28) VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas wrapped up an accelerated

April 28, 2017 5:53 AM Nigeria's presidency plays down Buhari health concerns

Abuja - Nigerian officials on Thursday sought to allay fears about the health of President Muhammadu Buhari after his absence from the last two cabinet meetings. Buhari's spokesperson Garba Shehu said there was "no need for apprehension" that he had missed the meetings but he was only following medical advice. "As eager as he is to be up and about, the president's

April 28, 2017 5:01 AM Arkansas carries out last execution before drug expires

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, WASHINGTON, United States, Apr 28 – Arkansas executed another inmate on Thursday, the last in a series of lethal injections that the state has squeezed into a compressed timeline, even as the daughter of one of his victims appealed for clemency. A plan by the conservative southern state to execute eight prisoners in 11 days — before

April 28, 2017 2:21 AM Trump warns 'major, major' conflict with North Korea is 'absolutely' possible: President says he hopes Kim Jong-un is 'rational' and would love to 'solve things diplomatically but it's very difficult'

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. 'There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,' Trump said ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday