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Author: 0 Dortmund bus attack suspect bet against the team

A 28-year-old German national being identified as "Sergei W" has been charged in connection with a bomb placed outside Borussia Dortmund's hotel ahead of their Champions League game against AC Monaco. "We assume that the suspect arrested is responsible for the attack", said Frauke Koehler, a spokeswoman for the prosecutors' office. Bild reported police believed the suspect was capable of building a remotely-triggered bomb, having won an educational award in electronics and engineering in ...

Global News DPRK displays submarine-launched ballistic missile at military parade
Author: 0 DPRK displays submarine-launched ballistic missile at military parade

South Korea, which hosts 28,500 USA troops, warned of punitive action if the launch led to further provocations such as a nuclear test or a long-range missile launch. "It's presumed to be a new ICBM", a Seoul official was quoted as saying by Yonhap News Agency. Wang's comments mark the latest attempt to cool tensions by North Korea's most important ally and key provider of food and fuel aid.

Global News Pastor accused of abusing women arrives at Hawks offices
Author: 0 Pastor accused of abusing women arrives at Hawks offices

He was arrested on Thursday at Port Elizabeth airport shortly after his flight landed. Pastor Timothy Omotoso , who appeared in a Port Elizabeth Court on Friday over alleged assault and human trafficking, was denied bail. The pastor has no previous convictions or pending cases against his name, according to his attorney Alwyn Griebenow . Griebenow said: "We had an agreement [with the Hawks] to bring the pastor to [our] office".

Author: 0 British parliament backs May's plan for June 8 snap election

MPs from across the political spectrum voted 522-13 for a return to the polls - well above the two-thirds majority required under British law. "Every vote for the Conservatives will make me stronger when I negotiate for Britain with the prime ministers, presidents and chancellors of the European Union".

Author: 0 Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 with quiet day, gun salutes

In Hyde Park at midday, 41 volleys in honour of her birthday were fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery. On February 6 of 2017, the same date she became Queen in 1952, she achieved another milestone, becoming the first British sovereign to reach a Sapphire Jubilee to mark 65 years of her reign.

Global News Venezuela's opposition seeks to keep pressure on Maduro
Author: 0 Venezuela's opposition seeks to keep pressure on Maduro

But a hospital director confirmed the death of an 18-year-old student, Carlos Moreno, who was on his way to play soccer when shots were fired near groups of opposition and government supporters. Anti-government protesters have described it as Venezuela's "second independence day". Supporters of the government held a rival rally in Caracas.

Author: 0 Russian strike kills 18 civilians in Syria's Idlib: monitor

The White House says President Donald Trump spoke with Saudi Arabia's king about Syria and he "reaffirmed strong Saudi support for the United States' military strike against the Sayrat airfield". Al-Assad's government signed the Chemical Weapons Convention and agreed to turn over its chemical armaments in 2013, after being accused of a sarin attack outside Damascus that killed hundreds of people.

Global News Russian expert points to Fillon as best French presidential candidate for Moscow
Author: 0 Russian expert points to Fillon as best French presidential candidate for Moscow

The Republican president predicted the attack claimed by the Islamic State group, in which a gunman shot dead a policeman and wounded two others on the world-famous Champs-Elysees avenue, would "probably help" her chances. "Le Pen will not sacrifice the interests of France, French consumers and producers to the North Atlantic ideas", she explained. Marine Le Pen's main rival on Sunday is Emmanuel Macron, the centrist candidate.

Author: 0 Pence to talk trade, security and koalas during Australian visit

Pence made news earlier in the week when he cautioned North Korea , after the regime launched a failed nuclear missile test, not to test the resolve of the Trump administration. Pence is visiting Indonesia a day after the Indonesian capital Jakarta elected a new Muslim governor who rode a wave of conservative Islamist to defeat an incumbent Christian on trial charged with blasphemy against the Koran.

Author: 0 Vigil planned for 1 of 3 Fresno shooting victims

Kori Ali Muhammad has his arraignment scheduled for Friday morning in a Fresno County courthouse. The father of a man accused of killing four people in Fresno this week says his son blamed white people for putting crack cocaine on the streets and getting him hooked on drugs.

Author: 0 North Korea: Nuclear War With US May Be Near

North Korea on Thursday threatened the US with a "super-mighty preemptive strike" that would blast American and South Korean military forces "to ashes", in the latest escalation of tensions, and rhetoric, between the reclusive rogue regime and the West.

Global News Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria gas attack probe
Author: 0 Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria gas attack probe

The official stressed to CNN that Washington did not have prior knowledge of the attack, and the intercepts were processed by analysts from mass data that U.S. "The results of the talks may take a while to manifest themselves", Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, the Russian news agency Tass reported . A senior administration official pointed the finger of blame at Russian Federation for an alleged coup attempt during October's election.

Author: 0 Steve Davis hails 'animal' Mark Selby as World Championship title defence begins

Five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan, whose last world title came in 2013 when he successfully defended his crown, begins against Gary Wilson, who is one of five debutants. "I'll get on the practice table over the next few days and go and then go and watch Leicester (in the Champions League) on Tuesday night against Atletico Madrid - hopefully they can get through".

Author: 0 Egypt parliament approves three-month state of emergency after Church bombings

Islamic State's branch in Egypt has stepped up attacks and threats against Christians, who comprise about 10 percent of Egypt's 90 million people and are the biggest Christian minority in the Middle East. "In addition to that, this act also breached other taboos as its includes some betrayal, treason, attack, aggression, heinous guilt and terrifying of innocents, all considered unacceptable ugly acts, which the prophet (pbuh) was rejecting", said the secretariat.

Author: 0 Islamic State launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

Iraqi security forces have faced a counter-attack for most of Thursday in central areas of western Mosul near the Bab al-Baid neighborhood, according to a Rudaw correspondent in Mosul, where people are believed to have been executed for fleeing.

Author: 0 Chinese bombers on high alert over North Korean situation

White House officials said the economic meetings in Tokyo, with Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and other officials, will help forge a framework for a new U.S. The 15-member Security Council traditionally condemns all launches by Pyongyang. "I have great respect for the president of China", Trump said. "This represents a general direction that we believe is correct and should be adhered to", Lu said.

Author: 0 UC Berkeley issues new speaking invitation to Ann Coulter

University of California, Berkeley officials say they have a "grave concern" of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on her threat to speak next week on campus. On Saturday, protests again turned violent - though in the city of Berkeley , not the university campus - as pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters clashed in the streets.

Global News Tillerson to meet with Southeast Asian foreign ministers in May
Author: 0 Tillerson to meet with Southeast Asian foreign ministers in May

Countries that appear on the list are those that the secretary of state has determined to have repeatedly provided support for acts of global terrorism, the State Department says. The move was in response to an attack targeting then South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan in Burma's Rangoon, now Myanmar's Yangon, in 1983 and the bombing of a Korean Air jet in 1987.

Author: 0 Back to the ballot box: United Kingdom lawmakers approve June 8 election

The opposition Labour Party and Liberal Democrats say they welcome the chance to put their policies to voters, though the Scottish National Party says the election call is a cynical ploy. Whether it's controlling immigration, securing new trade agreements with other countries or taking control of our own laws, Theresa May is the only woman who has promised to secure these vital things that under a year ago Britons convincingly voted for in the EU Referendum.

Global News Bernie Sanders explains opposition to Syria strike
Author: 0 Bernie Sanders explains opposition to Syria strike

Mitch McConnell in 2014 when she released a TV ad showing her holding a shotgun at a shooting range in an attempt to combat McConnell's image of her as an out-of-touch liberal politician. File photo of former assemblywoman and Democratic congressional candidate Lucy Flores. Sanders asked. Then he said Republicans wanted to drop nutrition programs.

Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez's family to donate his brain for CTE research

Hernandez was found hanged in his cell in Shirley's Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center early Tuesday morning. He was taken to a nearby hospital in Leominster, Massachusetts, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. But they said they were satisfied he died at his own hand, and they said his brain would be donated to sports concussion researchers, ending a brief public dispute over its custody.

Global News Why Canadian Dairy Companies Should Be Very Afraid of Trump
Author: 0 Why Canadian Dairy Companies Should Be Very Afraid of Trump

It has no plans to change course, no matter how hard the USA president tries to rock the boat. "It's a trading disaster", Trump said. The tax affects about 70 dairy producers in NY and Wisconsin. That prompted Canadian farmers from a variety of provinces to lobby for the creation of a new classification of milk product that could be priced competitively with American imports.

Author: 0 Campaign begins as UK MPs vote for early election

She said: "At this moment of enormous national significance there should be unity in Westminster, but instead there is division". Fifty per cent said they would vote Conservative, 25pc Labour, 11pc Liberal Democrats, 4pc Ukip and 68pc said they would vote the same as they did in the previous election.

Author: 0 Former South Korean President Indicted

Former South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, has been formally charged after being involved in a corruption scandal that eventually led to her impeachment later in 2016. The prosecution said that Park solicited or was promised to receive bribes totaling 59.2 billion won - 43.3 billion won from Samsung, 7 billion won from Lotte and 8.9 billion won from SK - for Choi-controlled entities.

Global News Park Geun-hye: ex-South Korean president formally charged in corruption probe
Author: 0 Park Geun-hye: ex-South Korean president formally charged in corruption probe

Park is accused of colluding with her confidante at the heart of the scandal, Choi Soon-sil, who is already on trial for coercing local conglomerates into donating a total of 77.4 billion won (€64 million) to two non-profit foundations. She will have to face judges in prison garb and bound with rope, and the bribery charge could mean life imprisonment. To build up the bribery charge, the prosecution stretched the bribe sum by including money demanded of or pledged by companies in exchange of ...

Author: 0 VP Pence aims to reassure Australia after tense Trump call

Pence landed in Sydney , Australia , on Friday, the fourth stop on a tour that has included meetings in Seoul, Tokyo and Jakarta with US corporations about trade and investment issues. The deal has taken on added importance for Australia , which is under political and legal pressure to shut the camps, particularly one on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island where violence between residents and inmates has flared.

Author: 0 WFPIST Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack on Syrian Civilians

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which state media said was carried out by a suicide vehicle bomber. The convoy struck in the attack was carrying around 5,000 people from government-held towns as part of a deal between rebel forces and President Bashar Assad's government.

Author: 0 Prosecutors say Dortmund bus bomber had profit, not terror, in mind

Prosecutors say they doubt the authenticity of notes found at the scene that claim the bombing was done on behalf of Islamic extremists. The arrested man, who lives in the southern German state of Baden- Wurttemberg, faces charges of attempted murder, causing an explosion and serious bodily harm.

Author: 0 French media report 2 police have been shot in Paris

Belgium came under the spotlight again after the Islamic State group claimed on its propaganda agency Amaq that the Paris gunman, a 39-year-old Frenchman, is " Abu Yussef the Belgian and he is one of the Islamic State's fighters ". Meanwhile, the two police officers injured in the attack are said to be out of danger. The attacker had been flagged as an extremist, according to two police officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss the ...

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn vows to tackle 'rigged system' in battle with 'Establishment'

We'd like to meet to explore the best options for beating the Tories in June. Labour is "prepared to make radical change" and stand up to the elites, but this did not mean "picking off people of particular incomes", she said . Mr Corbyn said "If I were Southern Rail or Philip Green I'd be anxious about a Labour government". He stressed only that he wanted continued economic ties with the European Union, while May has said she will pull Britain out of Europe's single market.

Global News Trump Admin Working With Allies To Pressure North Korea
Author: 0 Trump Admin Working With Allies To Pressure North Korea

He said despite more than two decades of efforts by the United States and its allies to peacefully dismantle the North's weapon programme, "at every step of the way, North Korea answered our overtures with wilful deception, broken promises and nuclear and missile tests".

Author: 0 O'Reilly Still Denies Harassment Allegations After Fox News Ouster

More than 50 companies yanked advertising from his show, the most popular in U.S. cable news watched on average by 3.98 million viewers in early 2017, according to Adweek. The family made a similar promise last summer when it ousted Ailes, but female staff members said they remained hesitant to report inappropriate behavior to network leaders, fearing retaliation.

Author: 0 EPA head vows to build trust during Indiana stop

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks at a news conference Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in East Chicago, Ind., following a tour of a public-housing complex where roughly 1,000 people were ordered evacuated because of lead contamination.

Global News China launches first unmanned cargo spaceship
Author: 0 China launches first unmanned cargo spaceship

The Tianzhou-1 cargo resupply spacecraft lifted off early evening on Thursday on a Long March-7 Y2 rocket from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre in the southern island province of Hainan. Last year, China cut communications with its first prototype space station, Tiangong 1, which was launched in 2011. The Chinese government lost contact with it previous year.

Global News After winning praise from Trump, Italian PM Gentiloni meets with Trudeau
Author: 0 After winning praise from Trump, Italian PM Gentiloni meets with Trudeau

There are 1 comment on the Washington Post story from 6 hrs ago, titled Trump says he does not see expanded role for U.S.in Libya beyond ISIS fight. But the president- who was not wearing an earpiece that would have allowed him to understand Gentiloni's challenge, issued in Italian - quickly dismissed the notion that the USA would get involved in Libya.

Author: 0 India calls off maritime talks with Pakistan

Meanwhile Bollywood veteran Rishi Kapoor, and Randeep Hooda have condemned Pakistan's decision to award death sentence to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav . Senior officials though denied that there is any move by India to delay visas to Pakistani diplomats, as has been reported by some sections of the Pakistan media.

Global News Ahmadinejad to run for president
Author: 0 Ahmadinejad to run for president

That referenced Ahmadinejad's disputed re-election in 2009, which sparked massive protests and a sweeping crackdown in which thousands of people were detained and dozens were killed. On April 26-27, the Interior Ministry will formally announce a final shortlist of candidates approved by the Guardian Council . Since the 1990s, he said, the choices by conservative grandees have lost every time - either to more reformist candidates, or in the case of Ahmadinejad, to a hardline populist who ...