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Global News International Monetary Fund raises 2017 global growth forecast to 3.5%
Author: 0 International Monetary Fund raises 2017 global growth forecast to 3.5%

One bright spot is gas-rich Qatar which is expected to register 3.4-per cent growth this year, compared with 2.7 per cent in 2016. The International Monetary Fund expects Canada's economy will improve compared with a year ago, but not as much as the Bank of Canada predicted last week following unexpectedly robust growth on several fronts.

Author: 0 Shooting in Fresno Leaves 3 Dead

Hudson said the weapon used in the killings had not been recovered. An officer in the area spotted the gunman running south on Fulton. While Muhammad was being arrested, Dyer said he yelled out, " Allahu Akbar ". The shooting began around 10:45 local time near the headquarters for Catholic Charities. Government offices, including the Fresno County Courthouse, have been placed on lockdown as a precaution.

Author: 0 In Britain Brexit, Scotland, elections: A tumultuous three years

The Observer also reports that the European Medicines Agency will also be removed, and a "beauty" contest will be held to determine which cities will host the two agencies in future. It boasts 900 highly skilled staff and will undoubtedly create a bidding war between the EU's member states over where its headquarters are relocated .

Global News Trump maintains strategic ambiguity on N. Korea
Author: 0 Trump maintains strategic ambiguity on N. Korea

The new policy does not appear much different from that of former President Barack Obama, known as "strategic patience", which centered on waiting for Pyongyang to show good faith while increasing sanctions and pressure on the regime. Everybody has been outplayed, they've all been outplayed by this gentleman and we'll see what happens. That potential has made China work harder than before to rein in the North, Taylor said.

Global News Trump, GOP face referendum in Georgia; Dems aim for upset
Author: 0 Trump, GOP face referendum in Georgia; Dems aim for upset

The district has been a Republican stronghold for decades, but upstart Democrat Jon Ossoff is polling well with his strong anti-Trump message. But if Republicans win Tuesday, the victory will speak to the party's ability to lead, organize and maintain what has traditionally been ours - even during tumultuous and unpredictable times.

Author: 0 United Kingdom snap election leads Northern Ireland into further uncertainty

Mr Wells, a former Northern Ireland health minister, said that the DUP, as a pro-Brexit party, had a good relationship with the Tories.... Political rescue talks to restore devolved government are due to conclude by early next month. Mr Flanagan said this would be his message to the Northern Ireland politicians when he meets them later in the week. "I am conscious of the political reality that all of the parties involved in the talks will now be competing in a general election and mindsets ...

Global News North Korea gears up to celebrate birthday of country's founder
Author: 0 North Korea gears up to celebrate birthday of country's founder

Amid rising regional tensions, Pyongyang residents have. Wang's comments mirrored a warning from the North Korean foreign ministry's Institute for Disarmament and Peace that "thermo-nuclear war may break out any moment". "I don't think there's a lack of willingness on the US side; I think it's 90 percent certain that it's there, but I think that when it comes down to whether North Korea is prepared to be attacked, I think that is something that they wish to avoid".

Global News JEE Main 2017: Answer keys to be released on April 18
Author: 0 JEE Main 2017: Answer keys to be released on April 18

Candidates who appeared in JEE (Main) 2017 examination held on April 02, 2017 can log on to jeemain.nic.in to view/challenge the answer key and recorded responses of Paper 1 candidates. The results will be declared on 27th April 2017 in the JEE official website . The official notification for the release of Answer keys and OMR sheets was made on the official website and now they are available.

Author: 0 India agrees $4.5bn deal with Bangladesh in New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday assured Bangladesh of an "early solution" to the emotive Teesta water sharing issue, a pact that has remained elusive for almost seven years. On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a special gesture, drove to the Delhi airport to receive his counterpart. To enhance cooperation in national security and strategic and operational studies, two MoUs were signed, one between the Defence Services Staff College (India) and the Defence Services Command and ...

Global News Military considers shooting down North Korea missile tests
Author: 0 Military considers shooting down North Korea missile tests

Mr Pence arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday fresh from a pilgrimage to the Demilitarised Zone dividing the Korean Peninsula, where he pledged to bring Pyongyang to heel and stabilise the region "by whatever means are necessary". President Trump campaigned against the TPP, a long-negotiated multilateral trade deal that former President Barack Obama supported. A fresh U.S. warning by Vice President Mike Pence has come with references to United States actions in Syria and Afghanistan and could, ...

Author: 0 Prince William speaks with Lady Gaga on mental health

Prince William and Lady Gaga joined forces today to start a public conversation about mental illness. "When I looked into it I was shocked by how bad this situation is - suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the United Kingdom - which is absolutely appalling", he told CALMzine, a quarterly magazine from Campaign Against Living Miserably ( Calm ), where he was jointly interviewed with his brother Prince Harry.

Global News VP Pence heads to Asia-Pacific amid North Korean posturing
Author: 0 VP Pence heads to Asia-Pacific amid North Korean posturing

In February, the North test-fired a Pukguksong-2 missile, which flew more than 500km into eastern waters, followed by Pyongyang's announcement that the launch was a "complete success". A senior Russian lawmaker says the U.S.is a greater threat to global peace than North Korea. "Your willingness to step forward, to serve, to stand firm without fear, inspires the nation and inspires the world".

Global News Ivanka's Business Booming: Chinese Gov't Approves Three Trademarks for First Daughter's Company
Author: 0 Ivanka's Business Booming: Chinese Gov't Approves Three Trademarks for First Daughter's Company

In addition to applying for the new trademarks, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC has won provisional approval from the Chinese government for four since the inauguration. "The brand has filed, updated, and rigorously protected its worldwide trademarks over the past several years in the normal course of business, especially in regions where trademark infringement is rampant", Abigail Klem, president of the brand, said in a statement.

Author: 0 Australia signed six agreements including cooperation in civil aviation security

Australias Minister for Education & Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, made the announcement here and said the programme would also look at scaling up the number of apprentices in India. Modi also said that the Australia-India Research Fund of almost $100 million has focused on collaborative research projects in areas such as nanotechnology, smart cities, infrastructure, agriculture and disease control.

Author: 0 10 sidelights of BJP's Meeting at Bhubaneswar

The recently concluded panchayat elections in Odisha was an attempt to become the second most important political party in Odisha, the assembly elections in Odisha would be a step to become the single largest party in the state", said the BJP leader.

Global News French candidates go head to head in TV debate with Macron favourite
Author: 0 French candidates go head to head in TV debate with Macron favourite

Speaking alongside 10 other candidates as things got a little heated in the second of three televised French presidential election debates, Le Pen said her presidency would improve the lives of French citizens. "I am entitled to the presumption of innocence", he said. Melenchon's score climbed to 17 percent in the first round from 13.5 percent two weeks ago while Fillon, whose campaign has struggled during his ongoing nepotism scandal, saw his score hold steady at 18 percent.

Global News Susan Rice may have committed a crime, Trump says without providing evidence
Author: 0 Susan Rice may have committed a crime, Trump says without providing evidence

Now it's all there: The plot and the villain and the quest for a predicate to drive the story forward. "I leaked nothing to nobody", she said. Congress must hold her accountable for her actions has they may have led to efforts to undermine the sitting President of the United States and violated the constitutional rights of American citizens.

Global News Indian businessman Vijay Mallya arrested in London
Author: 0 Indian businessman Vijay Mallya arrested in London

Mallya has repeatedly dismissed the charges against him and defended himself in messages from his personal account on social media network Twitter. He fled the country past year and has been declared a fugitive by the government over unpaid loans taken for the now defunct Kingfisher.

Global News Warplanes return to Syrian town devastated by chemical attack
Author: 0 Warplanes return to Syrian town devastated by chemical attack

Damascus and Moscow denied Syrian forces were behind the gas attack but Western countries dismissed their explanation that chemicals leaked from a rebel weapons depot after an air strike. "Other countries have to ask themselves some hard questions". Marco Rubio, R-Fla., criticized Tillerson for suggesting that the objective of defeating the Islamic State can be achieved as long as Assad remains in power.

Author: 0 Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally

North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests, including two past year. Tensions with the country, ruled by Kim Jong-un, have escalated in the last few days after North Korea said it would conduct weekly missile tests and warned that an " all-out war " would result from and U.S.

Global News Theresa May: Britain PM Wants Early Election During Brexit Negotiations
Author: 0 Theresa May: Britain PM Wants Early Election During Brexit Negotiations

Why call an election now? May said that " our opponents believe that because the government's majority is so small, our resolve will weaken and that they can force us to change course " on leaving the EU. "At least one leader will resign following the election". Despite repeatedly denying that she would call an election before the next scheduled poll in 2020 she instead has called for elections for June 8 , just under two months away.

Global News North Korea 'will test missiles weekly', senior official tells BBC
Author: 0 North Korea 'will test missiles weekly', senior official tells BBC

North Korea's envoy to the United Nations Kim In Ryong said the regime was preparing for "any mode of war" triggered by potential U.S. military action, and said his country would respond to a missile or nuclear strike "in kind". Han Song-Ryol revealed the state would continue to test its missiles despite global condemnation and increasing military tensions with the United States.

Author: 0 India and Australia decide to expand defence-security ties

On energy cooperation, the indian Prime Minister said that he was happy "that our dialogue and cooperation in other forms of energy including renewable energy is on the up-swing". "India has started taking sports as a very important component of public health management as well as education". But he had also admitted that progress was not as fast as they would like it to be, Time of India reported .

Author: 0 Trump Signs "Buy American" Order in Wisconsin

At the headquarters of hand and power tool manufacturer Snap-on Inc., Trump signed an order aimed at curbing what his administration says are hiring abuses in a visa program used by USA technology companies. SNA, -0.39% to sign the order and tout what he calls his "buy American, hire American" agenda. This includes looking at America's free trade agreements to make sure they meet the standard of "fair and reciprocal" - meaning, another senior administration official explained, "we ...

Author: 0 Palestinians Stage Massive Hunger Strike To Protest Israeli Jails

According to figures from the PNA, about 6,500 Palestinians are in 22 Israeli prisons and in detention centres, including 300 minors, 12 lawmakers and 28 journalists. At a time when Palestinians are increasingly jaded by the inability of their leaders, particularly president Mahmoud Abbas, to make significant changes to their lives, Barghouti, who belongs to the same political party as Mr Abbas, stands out as someone who could command genuine support among all sections of Palestinian society.

Author: 0 Republican Holds On in Closely-Watched Kansas Special House Election

The last time I recall the press being so excited about losing a special-election congressional race in a perceived safe GOP district, Republican Jean Schmidt defeated Paul Hackett in Ohio's Second District by 3.3 points in 2005. There is no message to be sent when only a quarter of the electorate bothers to vote. "When they think about choices, they tend to think big choices: change versus status quo", Rothenberg said.

Global News China's man on North Korea crisis cools heels in Beijing
Author: 0 China's man on North Korea crisis cools heels in Beijing

President Donald Trump said Tuesday "you always have to be concerned" when he was asked how anxious Americans should be about the possibility of nuclear war with North Korea. 'We want to see North Korea abandon its reckless path of the development of nuclear weapons, and also its continual use and testing of ballistic missiles is unacceptable'.

Author: 0 UK election talk builds ahead of surprise statement from May

Prime Minister Theresa May has said she is planning to call a general election for Thursday, June 8. Theresa May announced that she was calling for elections for June 8, almost three years before it was scheduled to happen. May, we are ready for a fight. May wants a fresh mandate for her Brexit negotiations and believes that a newly elected, majority Tory government will make it harder for her political opponents (at home and abroad) to chip away at her authority during the Brexit ...

Global News Iran's ex-president Ahmadinejad to run for president
Author: 0 Iran's ex-president Ahmadinejad to run for president

Iran's former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has stunned the country by putting himself forward as a candidate for next month's presidential election. Hard-liners in Iran are indeed hoping for a tough-talking candidate who can stand up to US President Donald Trump. "Khamenei advised me against participating in this election as a candidate".

Global News Supplier: Drug sold to Arkansas not intended for executions
Author: 0 Supplier: Drug sold to Arkansas not intended for executions

Photos and video showed Griffen strapped to a cot, appearing to mimic a death row inmate on a gurney. In her order Saturday, which the state promptly appealed, U.S. In a victory for the state Sunday, a federal judge in western Arkansas denied a stay request by Davis. In her ruling, Baker said that, regardless of the difference, Arkansas' execution protocol doesn't outline what would happen if the inmate were to remain conscious even if given a double dose.

Author: 0 Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike in Israeli jails

The issue of Palestinians held in Israeli jails is an ongoing source of tension between the two sides. Shortly after last week's announcement of the hunger strike, Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan asked for the creation of a military hospital to ensure that hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners were not transferred to civilian hospitals, which have so far refused to force feed hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners , Bethlehem-based Ma'an News Agency reported.

Author: 0 French police thwart attack days before election

France votes Sunday in the first round of its two-stage election. Two suspects planning a "violent and imminent attack" have been arrested in Marseille, French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said, adding that security has been stepped up across the country ahead of this month's presidential election.

Global News Lowry bounces back, Raptors edge Bucks to even series at 1-1
Author: 0 Lowry bounces back, Raptors edge Bucks to even series at 1-1

Terrill). The Raptors looked to be in control of Game 1 before the Bucks took over in that second half to steal the game and home-court advantage. It was the second time that Middleton had played at least 40 minutes since coming back from a hamstring injury on February 8. Right now, we know they are going to be more desperate in Game 2 .

Author: 0 Trump warns North Korea it has 'gotta behave'

Chinese companies have been involved in the transfer of foreign technology to North Korea, and many of those products made their way into North Korean missiles, reports the Wall Street Journal . So Trump has taken a different tack: seeking to incentivize China into stepping up its role in the North Korean issue as he stressed the urgency of confronting the threat.

Author: 0 Destruction in fight to take west Mosul worse than east

Around two-thirds of the overall number of displaced people have fled their homes in west Mosul over the past two months alone. An Iraqi command spokesman said Sunday that Western Mosul's Old City district, a strategic ISIS militants' bastion, has become entirely encircled by Iraqi government forces.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner and Stephen Bannon meet to smooth tensions

Reports of widening tension and infighting among Trump's senior staffers-including his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon-are overblown and inaccurate, at least five senior administration officials told Fox News .

Author: 0 Trump says North Korea has 'gotta behave'

All along, the goal has been to induce North Korea to open up to the outside world and roll back its nuclear and missile programs. The White House displayed a tough and unyielding approach to North Korea and its nuclear ambitions Monday, with U.S.

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