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Global News World No 2 tennis player Serena Williams confirms her pregnancy
Author: 0 World No 2 tennis player Serena Williams confirms her pregnancy

Tennis superstar Serena Williams has been confirmed pregnant after sharing a picture of her baby bump on Snapchat yesterday. But the post was quickly taken down, lending to an air of mystery over its meaning. The last of those came in 1973 - the year after Court gave birth to a son. Last month, the world No 2 pulled out of Indian Wells and Miami, citing a knee injury.

Global News Turkish opposition party files to have referendum voided
Author: 0 Turkish opposition party files to have referendum voided

Global election monitors, including from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, noted a series of irregularities, and said the decision to accept as valid ballots without official stamps undermined safeguards against fraud and was contrary to Turkish law.

Global News Reince Priebus tries to broker peace between Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner
Author: 0 Reince Priebus tries to broker peace between Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner

McMaster suggested that the removal of chief White House strategist Steve Bannon from the Principals Committee of the National Security Council (NSC) doesn't say much about Bannon's standing in the White House. "[Steve] recently vented to us about Jared being a "globalist" and a "cuck"..." White House sources told The Huffington Post that the president is considering replacing Priebus with Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn, who now serves as Trump's top economic adviser.

Global News Kim's desire for peace deciding factor in US-North Korea relations
Author: 0 Kim's desire for peace deciding factor in US-North Korea relations

While China often considers the USA a greater threat to its interests, there are those in China, like Shen, who have determined that the North has ceased to be an asset, becoming a serious liability. It is because, for one thing, most people believed that as long as China remained firmly opposed to any escalation of North Korea's brinkmanship, Pyongyang's aggression would not amount to much.

Global News May asks public to trust her decision on snap poll
Author: 0 May asks public to trust her decision on snap poll

As the debate began, former chancellor George Osborne - who has recently been appointed editor of the London Evening Standard - announced he would not be standing for election on June 8. Under Britain's winner-takes-all electoral system, the party which wins a majority of the 650 seats in the Westminster parliament forms a government and the party leader is formally appointed prime minister by the queen.

Global News Pence reinforces United States ties with Australia
Author: 0 Pence reinforces United States ties with Australia

After taking office, Trump was infuriated upon learning that former President Barack Obama had agreed to a refugee resettlement deal with Australia. The two countries have been at odd with the issue of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) since President Trump dumped the free trade treaty signed by the previous US administration and 11 other Asia-Pacific nations including Australia .

Global News Iraq says Islamic State has lost most of the land it seized
Author: 0 Iraq says Islamic State has lost most of the land it seized

Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, from the Joint Operations Command (JOC), said in a statement. Iraqi forces, backed by a US -led coalition, began a massive operation to retake Mosul in October 2016. Col. John Dorrian, a USA spokesman for the coalition, said the fight for western Mosul has been "difficult". "Though the fighting is going to be very hard...

Author: 0 UK Labor Leader Comes Out Fighting ahead of Election

We're gaining support and we're gaining a huge amount of ground. "Because when we win it is the people, not the powerful, who win", he said. The party backed remaining in the European Union, but many of its legislators represent working-class areas of northern England that voted to leave.

Author: 0 United Kingdom lawmakers back prime minister's call for June 8 election

An increase in the Conservative Party's working majority in the House of Commons (currently 17 MPs) would give Mrs. Following a meeting of the Labour National Executive, attended by Scottish party leader Kezia Dugdale, Mr Corbyn said the Nationalists had wrecked their progressive credentials by refusing to implement a 50p tax rate.

Global News AIADMK forms committee to talk on merger
Author: 0 AIADMK forms committee to talk on merger

Meanwhile, reports emanating from the OPS camp said that they welcomed the decision to sack TTV and Sasikala from the AIADMK party. The family might remain in the party even after Dhinakaran has left, with Sasikala's husband and other nephews joining the party later, he added.

Global News Kluber throws 3-hitter, Indians beat White Sox 3-0
Author: 0 Kluber throws 3-hitter, Indians beat White Sox 3-0

The Indians were not done bringing runners across the plate, as they scored two more runs in the top of the fourth inning. Team-mate Cole Hamels (1-0) gave up just one run in eight innings while striking out three batters to lower his ERA to 2.77 for the season.

Author: 0 Trump signs order for firms to 'Buy American, Hire American'

However, instead of taking direct actions for major changes and reforms, the document mainly launched a series of reviews and assessments focused on the controversial H-1B visa program and its lottery system. "Right now, widespread abuse in our immigration system is allowing American workers of all backgrounds to be replaced by workers brought in from other countries to fill the same job for, sometimes, less pay".

Author: 0 2 dead, over 400 arrested in Venezuelan protests

The huge demonstration included thousands of government opponents who assembled and marched from 26 separate spots around the capital to the Libertador district. Seven people have died at protests in Venezuela this month, with dozens more injured and at least 30 arrests. Slideshow: Mother of all marches in Venezuela https://t.co/dvWQKn7qLg pic.twitter .com/mShqfTrjBp- Reuters Venezuela (@ReutersVzla) 19 avril 2017 Muere abaleada estudiante universitaria durante protestas antigubernamentales en ...

Author: 0 Trump's EPA to reconsider oil and gas emissions rule

About 1,000 East Chicago residents have been displaced since last summer due to lead contamination. Pruitt visited the complex and the adjacent residential neighborhood that make up what's known as the USS Lead Superfund site . "Employees want to hear from the administration to dispel it or confirm it, rather than be on pins and needles wondering if they're going to lose their job", Mikulka said.

Author: 0 US President Donald Trump just can't make up his mind

Mr Trump's apparent shifts towards a more conventional foreign policy came amid infighting within his administration that has lately seen a decline in the influence of political operatives, mainly his chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Secretary Tillerson also struck a similar tone following a two-hour meeting with President Putin. So, if he concludes over the coming months that the other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members have simply been telling him what he wanted to hear rather than, ...

Global News Protests in Turkey After Referendum Criticism by Europe And Opposition
Author: 0 Protests in Turkey After Referendum Criticism by Europe And Opposition

She vowed that her party will "not recognise" the referendum result, arguing that the referendum process was fraudulent and the results were manipulated. The CHP yesterday called for the annulment of the referendum and said it would take its challenge to the European Court of Human Rights if necessary, after a last-minute decision by the electoral board to allow unstamped ballots.

Author: 0 Trump's threatened 'armada' still far from N. Korea

The U.S. military initially said in a statement dated April 10 that Admiral Harry Harris, the commander of Pacific Command, directed the Carl Vinson strike group "to sail north and report on station in the Western Pacific."Reuters and other news outlets reported on April 11 that the movement would take more than a week".

Author: 0 British PM May says June election result 'not certain' despite front-runner status

Ten of the 100 seats with the highest Remain vote last June are in the North of England, two of which are now held by the Liberal Democrats and seven by Labour. That is highly likely to happen on Wednesday. Blair, who won three general elections as the former leader of Labour Party, said in statement on Wednesday that May wanted to force the final European Union deal upon the people regardless of how good or bad it might be and that she would seek to suppress any opposition through ...

Global News 'Trust has eroded' between USA and Russian Federation
Author: 0 'Trust has eroded' between USA and Russian Federation

The meeting took place along with Lavrov and came after Lavrov issued Tillerson a warning against any further USA strikes on the Syrian regime. The Russian leader has previously met the American when he was head of United States oil giant ExxonMobil.

Global News Canada's Government Has a Plan to Legalize Recreational Weed By Next Summer
Author: 0 Canada's Government Has a Plan to Legalize Recreational Weed By Next Summer

The minimum age for recreational use of marijuana has been set at 18, but provinces can decide to set a higher minimum age , as some now do in the case of alcohol. It will be left to Canadian provinces to decide how the drug will be distributed and sold. But the legislation seems built on the assumption that most users will be supplied by commercial growers, who will be licensed and closely supervised by the federal government.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn welcomes snap General Election

The Labour Party reacted with shock to Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a snap general election scheduled for June 8 . The Labour Party led by Abbott's longtime ally Jeremy Corbyn is 17 points behind in the polls, but the MP said polls have been wrong before.

Global News No consensus in G7 on sanctions on Russia
Author: 0 No consensus in G7 on sanctions on Russia

Over the weekend, Alfano said that Europe's broad support for the USA military strikes had contributed to a "renewed harmony" between the United States and its partners as the G-7 foreign ministers prepared to meet for the first time since Donald Trump took office in January.

Author: 0 Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday

This afternoon, in honour of her Majesty, the King Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired 41 volleys in Hyde Park. There was also a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London an hour later. It was a more modest affair than the national festivities for her 90th birthday a year ago. From Churchill to Theresa May, the Queen has been an invaluable resource for a remarkable 13 prime ministers.

Author: 0 Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance after Trump spat

Though this component of ties has traditionally lagged behind the others, Indonesia's inclusion in Trump's trade hit list of 16 countries with trade surpluses with the United States had raised the level of uncertainty. Australia has fought alongside the U.S.in every major conflict since World War I. US President Donald Trump may have branded a deal the Obama administration struck with Australia to resettle up to 1,250 refugees in America as "dumb", but his vice president has now assured the ...

Global News UN Security Council condemns North Korean missile launch
Author: 0 UN Security Council condemns North Korean missile launch

It turns out that wasn't quite right. The comments came after Trump hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida. China keeps a contingency force of thousands of soldiers on the border. "And you know, you're talking about thousands of years. and many wars". That last remark showed a lack of understanding of regional history, not to mention the nationalist sensitivities in the region.

Global News O'Reilly's bosses not commenting on reports that he's out
Author: 0 O'Reilly's bosses not commenting on reports that he's out

NEW YORK (AP) — With its biggest star departing in another blowup over sexual harassment, Fox News faces some big challenges. The New York Times reported April 1 that five women had been paid a total of $13 million to keep quiet about unpleasant encounters with O'Reilly, who has denied any wrongdoing.

Global News Lavrov speaks to Tillerson about Syria chemical attack
Author: 0 Lavrov speaks to Tillerson about Syria chemical attack

On April 7, the US launched dozens of cruise missiles at Shayrat air base in Syria in response to a chemical weapon attack in Idlib province three days earlier that killed almost 100 people, including 30 children. He referred to the U.S. cruise missile strike in Syria as an important example of the new administration's "forthright deeds" against the use of chemical weapons.

Author: 0 Democratic Korea is Ready to Repel US Attack

There are renewed concerns that North Korea may conduct its sixth nuclear test on Wednesday, the 85th anniversary of its military, and China said this week it was "gravely concerned". Turnbull brushed off questions as to whether Australia would join any potential military strikes on North Korea . The aircraft carrier will arrive "in a matter of days", Mr Pence said.

Global News US, China Working On North Korea Problem
Author: 0 US, China Working On North Korea Problem

The parade of the Korean People's Army has begun at the Kim Il Sung central square in the capital of North Korea, a TASS correspondent reported. Last year North Korea, which regularly fires off short-range rockets, launched a long-range missile and carried out two nuclear tests .

Global News Venezuela Officials: 12 Dead Overnight Violence
Author: 0 Venezuela Officials: 12 Dead Overnight Violence

On Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of people marched in 20 different locations in the capital, resulting in a rain of tear gas and rubber bullets from the National Guard. State Department issued a statement decrying violence against protesters. Organizers have called it 'the mother of all protests .' Demonstrators took over the streets of Caracas, Venezuela on Wednesday to complain that the country's president, Nicholas Maduro, has done nothing to ease the deteriorating economy and ...

Global News Trump to seek changes in visa program to encourage hiring Americans
Author: 0 Trump to seek changes in visa program to encourage hiring Americans

It also tightens enforcement of federal contracting rules that mandate American-made products be used for certain projects. In the upcoming executive order , Trump is expected to have the Department of Homeland Security, the agency that issues the H-1B visa, to further review their conditions for awarding.

Global News North Korea: What Do Volleyball Games at Nuclear Test Site Mean?
Author: 0 North Korea: What Do Volleyball Games at Nuclear Test Site Mean?

North Korea carried out a missile test last Sunday, but it was considered a failure, with the projectile exploding immediately after liftoff. Volleyball is a popular sport in North Korea and games have been spotted at the facility on a number of occasions since 2006, but this is the first time that three concurrent games have been played.

Global News Linked Abu Sayyaf leader killed on Philippine resort island -army
Author: 0 Linked Abu Sayyaf leader killed on Philippine resort island -army

Brigadier-General Restituto Padilla, the military spokesman, said in a TV interview that government forces managed to track down two Abu Sayyaf fighters in Clarin town, Bohol province, at around 1pm. The United States and the Philippines list Abu Sayyaf as a terrorist organisation because its bombings, kidnappings for ransom and beheadings. Asked what could be the specific target of the militants, Duterte said they might be plotting to disrupt a two-day meeting of the Association of ...

Global News Oilers vs. Sharks live stream, Game 2
Author: 0 Oilers vs. Sharks live stream, Game 2

It was a half-breakaway. Offensively, there isn't really a problem, with the Oilers' depth scoring getting stronger as the season wore on, and Connor McDavid being Connor McDavid, but the Sharks are an elite defensive team. Letestu promptly passed to the streaking Kassian, who barreled in alone and fired a wrist shot low past the blocker of goalie Martin Jones . Milan Lucic pumped a mid-range shot past Martin Jones, and the Oilers were up 2-0 after two.

Global News USA now wants regime change in Syria, says United Nations envoy
Author: 0 USA now wants regime change in Syria, says United Nations envoy

Dozens of representatives of the media, local authorities, and emergency services have visited the airfield since the attack, with no alleged " storage units " or chemical weapon shells being found, the ministry said in a statement, calling on a mission of professional experts to be sent to the air base.

Global News Prosecutors recommend two-year probation for Ahok over blasphemy charges
Author: 0 Prosecutors recommend two-year probation for Ahok over blasphemy charges

Former cabinet minister Anies Baswedan won the office with between 55 and 60 percent of the votes with more than half the returns counted. Although the last round of polls had the candidates in a statistical dead heat , with each showing the percentage of votes split between the incumbents, Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama and Vice Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat, and their rivals, Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno, within the margin of error, the majority of polls still gave ...

Global News US Vice President Pence kicks off economic talks with Japan
Author: 0 US Vice President Pence kicks off economic talks with Japan

Pence, inspecting the DMZ, warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the USA and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over". During a Fox News interview, the president didn't appear to know who the name of the leader of North Korea. Pence's warning to North Korea comes just days after ex-officials under former President Obama admitted that Obama's wimpiness against foreign adversaries "left a more unsafe world".

Global News The Citizens' Assembly have voted to change the Eight Amendment
Author: 0 The Citizens' Assembly have voted to change the Eight Amendment

Instead, in a series of three votes today, which were fraught and sometimes chaotic, the assembly eventually voted to support giving the Oireachtas exclusive power to legislate on abortion. She expressed a hope that the assembly members would "regain collegiality". Established in 2016, the Citizens' Assembly is made up of a body of citizens who deliberate on a number of issues referred to it by the Oireachtas, including abortion, climate change and fixed-term parliaments.

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