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April 30, 2017 5:18 PM White House Correspondents Dinner goes on without President Trump

It was an affair marked by the first absence of the chief executive since Ronald Reagan was in the hospital in 1981 — his life hanging in the balance after an assassin’s bullet missed his heart by inches. President Trump’s absence Saturday from the White House Correspondents Dinner hung over the annual affair, typically marked by posh parties, celebrity

April 30, 2017 3:36 PM Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law when he failed to disclose income he earned from Russia and Turkey, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday. Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, along with ranking member Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, told reporters Tuesday Flynn failed to ask for permission

April 30, 2017 11:44 AM Life on Trump Avenue: First 100 days

President Donald J. Trump completed his first 100 days in office Saturday. President Donald J. Trump completed his first 100 days in office Saturday. During his campaign, Trump promised voters he had a 100-day plan to make America great again — by protecting American workers, cleaning up corruption in Washington, D.C., and restoring security. His "Contract

April 29, 2017 9:49 AM Eyewitness News — US: Time to act on North Korea, China says not up to Beijing alone

UNITED NATIONS – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on Friday that failure to curb North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to ‘catastrophic consequences,’ while China and Russia rebuked Washington’s threat of military force. The showdown in a meeting of the UN Security Council on North Korea highlighted the diplomatic

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 4:08 PM Balkan bust-upMacedonian nationalists storm the parliament to hold on to power

A party backed by Russia fears that losing office might mean jail for some of its leaders “I AM still alive,” said Radmila Sekerinska in a shaken voice. “That is a cause for relief, considering the alternative.” The deputy head of Macedonia’s Social Democrats required stitches after being dragged by the hair on the evening of April 27th, when a mob supporting

April 28, 2017 2:35 PM North Korea crisis: Tillerson says US open to talks

The US is open to negotiations with North Korea aimed at removing nuclear weapons from the region, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. The foreign minister of China, North Korea's greatest ally, said a peaceful settlement was the "only right choice". Mr Tillerson told a UN Security Council meeting that the threat of North Korea launching a nuclear

April 28, 2017 7:23 AM Bundestag bans face veils for civil servants amid security measures

In a late night sitting, the lower house of parliament has approved a raft of security measures and a draft ban on face veils. The ban would only apply to civil servants in Germany. Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, on Thursday approved a draft law that would prevent civil servants, judges and soldiers from wearing Islamic full-face

April 28, 2017 3:46 AM German parliament moves to partially ban the burka

Members of the lower house of parliament in Germany have approved a law that partially bans the full-face Islamic veil known as the burka. The bill will now go to the upper house for approval. Civil servants, judges and soldiers will be prevented from wearing burkas at work. Right-wing parties had been pushing for a total burka ban in public places

April 27, 2017 11:06 PM After Damascus blast, Israel intercepts projectile from Syria

Israel had fired several missiles, striking a military installation southwest of the Damascus airport that serves both military and civilian flights. BEIRUT – Syria’s military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between 1 1