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Author: 0 Arkansas men set to be executed want stays for poor health

Nina Morrison, a lawyer with the Innocence Project and an attorney for Lee, criticized the court's decision in a statement following the execution. With the support of other judges on the Supreme Court, could the debate around Lee's death and other executions planned in Arkansas ultimately lead to the Court deciding to abolish capital punishment in the United States? "I just feel like, once again, these families have been re-victimized", said Petty, now a state representative, who said ...

Author: 0 Venezuela calls 'mother of all protests' as opposition and government supporters rally

The counter demonstration of government supporters took place against the backdrop of mass anti-Maduro protests that took part in Caracas on Wednesday, reportedly resulting in the death of at least two people. "Protests will need to grow and persist over the coming weeks to force a political transition", Eurasia analyst Risa Grais-Targow said in a note on Thursday.

Global News Tens of thousands pour into Venezuela streets
Author: 0 Tens of thousands pour into Venezuela streets

The opposition called this big demonstration and said, all over the country, we need to be protesting against the government. Venezuela's protracted economic, political, and social crises have burst onto the streets again in recent weeks.

Author: 0 Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detention

An American aid worker jailed for almost three years in Egypt has returned home. The six were held on child abuse and trafficking charges that experts agree were unfounded, and the case never moved forward during their three years in prison.

Global News Trump's Secret Weapon in North Korea Standoff: Unpredictability
Author: 0 Trump's Secret Weapon in North Korea Standoff: Unpredictability

We saw over the weekend North Korea putting its missiles on parade while celebrating the birthday of its founder Kim Il-sung, only to see a test launch of missile fail in spectacular fashion later on. Mr Lu added that tension was already high in the region before the latest comments from Pyongyang. The US military is considering shooting down the missile tests to pressure North Korea into denuclearisation, particularly if Pyongyang goes forward with a sixth nuclear test.

Author: 0 Half of Brits back PM ahead of snap vote

The ex-Labour Prime Minister has urged voters to set aside party loyalty in an effort to block "Brexit at any costs" that will happen if Theresa May wins a "steamroller election". And he said he was supporting a campaign, also backed by anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller, to fund candidates who want to see another, "final" vote on the exit deal.

Global News Who Was Facebook Killer Steve Stephens?
Author: 0 Who Was Facebook Killer Steve Stephens?

Stephens fled and Pennsylvania State Police troopers pursued, prompting an officer to ram the auto to disable it. "A patrol trooper involved with the pursuit could not stop in time and slid into Stephens' vehicle causing minor damage". "Can you double check I'm right?'" franchise owner Thomas DuCharme said. There has been no mention, so far, as to who will receive the reward of up to $50,000 that was offered for the arrest of Stephens, if anyone does.

Global News Trump lauds military, defends Syria attack
Author: 0 Trump lauds military, defends Syria attack

After last Tuesday's chemical attack in Syria, Trump said his attitude toward Assad "has changed very much" and Tillerson said "steps are underway" to organize a coalition to remove him from power. "Clearly they've been incompetent and perhaps they've just simply been out-maneuvered by the Syrians". "Why are we supporting this murderous regime that is committing mass murder of its own population?" In a phone call with Assad, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the US strike a "blatant ...

Global News Facebook murder suspect recognized at McDonald's after ordering McNuggets; employee alerted police
Author: 0 Facebook murder suspect recognized at McDonald's after ordering McNuggets; employee alerted police

By the time he pulled out of the driveway and onto Buffalo Road, state police were behind him, DuCharme said. Thirty-seven-year-old gunman Steve Stephens fatally shot himself after a 2-mile police chase in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday. Stephens, who had no prior criminal record, was not suspected in any other killings, Cleveland officials had said. "I'm not happy he's dead at all, not at all".

Global News Bill O'Reilly is latest victim of conservative media purge
Author: 0 Bill O'Reilly is latest victim of conservative media purge

The email was sent to Politico by mistake. The former host of the top-rated "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News is due a huge payout - as much as $25 million - following his exit from the network this week, multiple news outlets including the Wall Street Journal reported .

Global News N.Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held
Author: 0 N.Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

She could not "comment further than this". With tensions rising between the USA and North Korea, the Pentagon on Sunday called for the isolated communist nation to avoid destabilizing the situation further. At least one other westerner, a Canadian pastor, is also being held in North Korea. USA and South Korean officials have been saying for weeks that the North could soon stage another nuclear test, something the United States, China and others have warned against.

Global News North Korea marks late leader's 105th birthday
Author: 0 North Korea marks late leader's 105th birthday

Along with goose-stepping soldiers and marching bands, some weapons analysts have said they believe new types of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) were among those on display - while acknowledging that the designs may be in their early stages.

Author: 0 Trump calls Canada's dairy trade policies a 'disgrace'

Ron Bonnett is "frustrated" over U.S President Donald Trump's sharp criticism of Canada's dairy industry . Trump continued by contending, "The fact is, NAFTA - whether it's Mexico or Canada - is a disaster for our country". The US dairy industry says that agreement led to Wisconsin and NY companies losing millions of dollars in ultra-filtered milk exports due to a drop in demand for the ingredients from Canada.

Global News Russia's Foreign Minister Rips Trump as Tillerson Talks Begin
Author: 0 Russia's Foreign Minister Rips Trump as Tillerson Talks Begin

Russian president Vladimir Putin earlier said the two nations' relationship had deteriorated. However, the Russian President and his officials dismissed USA evidence that Assad had carried out the attack, and Putin added a "bombshell prediction" of his own: Unnamed forces were going to carry out more chemical weapons attacks and blame these on Assad.

Author: 0 Venezuelan opposition plans more protests against Maduro

Another five people have been killed in the three weeks of protests sparked by a Supreme Court decision to strip the opposition-controlled Congress of its last remaining powers, a move that was later reversed amid a storm of global criticism.

Global News Taliban attack Afghan base; more than 100 dead or wounded
Author: 0 Taliban attack Afghan base; more than 100 dead or wounded

President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday inspected the site and chaired an emergency security meeting at the base, ordering a serious investigation into the deadly attack. The U.S. military in Afghanistan in a statement condemned the attack. "Attackers were dressed in Afghan army uniforms, the source said. They killed a lot of my friends, I jumped out of a window to survive", he said.

Author: 0 President Trump Signs New Executive Order: "Buy American and Hire American"

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 65,000 foreigners with bachelors' degrees, and an additional 20,000 foreigners holding advanced degrees, are granted the H-1B visas every year. But said the problem is the visas are awarded in a random lottery. Numerous 70,000 Koreans studying in the United States apply for the H-1B after finishing their studies.

Author: 0 Alleged kidnapper, Tad Cummins, to be arraigned Monday

Jason Whatley. Michael "Monk" O'Hare, who owns the property, told The Tennessean he was out of town the night Barry contacted authorities and that he was shocked when Barry and a neighbor told him they thought it was Cummins in the cabin.

Author: 0 Asian stocks mixed as investors mull French election outcome

National Front has made considerable electoral gains since Le Pen became its leader in 2011, succeeding her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, a Holocaust revisionist and openly anti-Semitic nationalist. "It is up to you to reflect on what is best for your country, and for your children", Fillon told his supporters. In a seismic shift in French politics, estimations from partial results put Mr Macron, an independent pro-Europe centrist, top on 24 per cent, with Ms Le Pen, the far-Right Front ...

Global News Egypts Parl votes unanimously in favour of state of emergency
Author: 0 Egypts Parl votes unanimously in favour of state of emergency

Tawadros, who succeeded Pope Shenuda III, was chosen by a blindfolded altar boy picking his name from a chalice, according to tradition. 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.

Author: 0 Boris Johnson warning on Syria

In an interview published on April 16 in The Sunday Telegraph newspaper , Johnson also warned that the United States could attack again after the April 7 cruise-missile strike made in retaliation for Assad's reported use of chemical weapons on his own people.

Author: 0 N. Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it

This year's celebrations are being held when tension is high between the DPRK and theUnited States over Washington's threat to attack Pyongyang for its nuclear and missile tests. The US strike could include missiles and bombs, cyber and special operations on the ground, the report said. China, North Korea's sole major ally and neighbour which nevertheless opposes its weapons programme, on Friday again called for talks to defuse the crisis.

Global News White House praises China for efforts to rein in N. Korea
Author: 0 White House praises China for efforts to rein in N. Korea

But the vice president expressed impatience with the unwillingness of North Korea to move toward ridding itself of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said tensions need to be eased on the Korean Peninsula to bring the escalating dispute to a peaceful resolution. "The longer this drags out, the better it is for North Korea", Shen explained .

Global News Kalispell joins protests over Trump tax returns
Author: 0 Kalispell joins protests over Trump tax returns

The Internal Revenue Service has said Trump could release his returns regardless of an audit. CHICAGO (AP) - President Donald Trump says "someone should look into who paid" for the rallies around the country Saturday that urged him to release his tax returns.

Author: 0 Palestinian prisoners go on mass hunger strike

Barghouti is now serving five life sentences for having a prominent role in the second Palestinian intifada - a period of uprising against Israel between 2000 and 2005 that saw the deaths of 3,000 Palestinians and 1,000 Israelis. Protests in support of the prisoners are being held in the occupied West Bank, with youths clashing with Israeli security forces in Bethlehem. He was convicted on five counts of murder and one attempted murder, and was implicated in - and held responsible for - four ...

Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan says he's set to meet Trump in Washington

Unofficial results show Erdogan's "yes" campaign garnered 51.4 percent of the vote. The worldwide monitors noted that the electoral board's move to validate ballots without the official stamps removed an important safeguard against fraud and was "contrary to the law".

Global News Antonio Tajani: UK would be welcomed back if voters overturn Brexit
Author: 0 Antonio Tajani: UK would be welcomed back if voters overturn Brexit

That would be hard to start with but in months to come the election fraud scandal would take a toll on Tory support. She suffered a blow in March this year when a plan by finance minister Hammond to increase an employment levy was scrapped following outrage from party lawmakers and newspapers who said it breached the 2015 party election promises.

Author: 0 United Nations strongly condemns North Korean missile launch after delay

South Korean businesses have taken a serious hit as a result. So even though Pyongyang's repeated nuclear and missile tests have served to strengthen the USA military presence in the East Asian region, Beijing is concerned with the question of how to reign in Pyongyang without facilitating a North Korean collapse and inviting chaos on its own borders.

Author: 0 Macron tops French election, to fight Le Pen in second round

Le Pen will follow in her father Jean-Marie's footsteps who made it through to the second round in 2002. Macron, meanwhile, is a 39-year-old pro-EU reformers seeking to become France's youngest-ever president despite never having held elected office.

Author: 0 US Begins Talks On Amending South Korea Free Trade Deal

Pence reiterated in a joint statement alongside South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn that "all options are on the table" to deal with threat and said any use of nuclear weapons by Pyongyang would be met with "an overwhelming and effective response".

Global News Venezuelans march in memory of those killed in unrest
Author: 0 Venezuelans march in memory of those killed in unrest

They have demanded that he hold delayed elections and address a growing economic crisis. For the first time since the unrest began, demonstrators were able to pass through several pro-government districts in Caracas without resistance from security forces.

Author: 0 Conservatives and Socialists rally behind centrist Macron

French anti-riot police forces clash with anti-fascists demonstrating in Paris following the announcement that Le Pen had advanced to the presidential run-off on May 7. Sunday's outcome is a huge defeat for the two center-right and center-left groupings that have dominated French politics for 60 years, and reduces the prospect of an anti-establishment shock on the scale of Britain's vote last June to quit the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as US president.

Author: 0 British PM May refuses to rule out personal tax hikes after election

Mr Blair said he "almost feels motivated to go right back into it", although sought to focus on how he wants to try and influence the election debate on Brexit. It comes after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insisted the result was not a "foregone conclusion" despite his party's dismal showings in opinion polls.

Author: 0 Israeli Cancels Family Visits to Palestinian Prisoners on Strike

Palestinian terrorists held in Israeli prisons launched a hunger strike demanding better conditions. Barghouti has been in prison since 2002. Palestinian protesters wave their national flag during a demonstration in the West Bank town of Bethlehem to show their support for inmates in Israeli jails on April 17, 2017.

Author: 0 Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it

Kim Jong Un (R), supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ( DPRK ), waves as he reviews the grand celebrations marking the 105th birth anniversary of DPRK founder Kim Il Sung in central Pyongyang, April 15, 2017 . Choe Ryong Hae - believed to be the second-most powerful official in the country - in his address to the soldiers during the parade, blamed Donald Trump for " creating a war situation " in the Korean Peninsula promising to respond with all out war to USA ...

Global News China holds key sanctions to tightening screws on N. Korea
Author: 0 China holds key sanctions to tightening screws on N. Korea

North Korea recently detained a US citizen, officials said Sunday, in the latest case of an American being held in the country. The U.S. could pressure China to cut off oil supplies to North Korea and suspending all coal imports - Pyongyang depends on China for some 90 percent of its crude oil supply.

Author: 0 Britain's young royals open up about mental health

On the subject of music, William said they had been to Radio 1's Big Weekend where he got "a very sweaty man hug from Tinie Tempah". In the six-minute video they talk candidly about parenthood, dealing with daily trauma, and the tragic death of their mother Princess Diana.

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