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Delaware state trooper shot to death, police surround suspect's house

A Delaware state trooper was shot to death Wednesday outside of a convenience store, authorities said, and the suspect barricaded himself at home.

- UPI - US

ESPN laying off 100 on-air employees

NEW YORK " Some 100 on-air personalities at ESPN, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, have lost ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

White House: Trump tells Mexico, Canada that U.S. will not withdraw from NAFTA

President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not immediately pull out of the North American Free Trade ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Just 'An Island in the Pacific': How Washington Demeans Its Colonial Conquests

From Hawaii to Okinawa, Pacific islands seem relegated to serve as neverland vacation getaways — as well as outposts for our military empire.

- FPIF - US

Declassified Intel Report Shows Obama's Chemical Weapons Deal With Assad Was a Complete Failure

Russ Read Security, Middle East The results of the failed accord speak for themselves. In addition to the attack on Khan Sheikhoun, the report claims ...

- The National Interest - US

New Jim Jarmusch film shows never-before-seen early footage of Iggy Pop

The father of punk music can now be admired on the big screen. With his latest documentary, "Gimme Danger," cult filmmaker Jim Jarmusch pays homage to ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

News24.com | Cape Town airport faces land claim

A Cape Town family is still waiting for a land claim on Cape Town International Airport to be settled.

- News24.com - ZA

Honouring Ukraine's Invictus Team and children impacted by conflict

Members of the first-ever Ukrainian team for the international Invictus Games visited NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on 24 April 2017. Their ...

- NATO - INT

BJP sweeps Delhi civic polls, AAP decimated

BJP sweeps Delhi civic polls, AAP decimated...

- MENAFN - JO

China's First Domestically Manufactured Carrier Launches. What's Next for the PLAN?

China's first domestic carrier launches. What's next?

- The Diplomat - US

Dueling Rallies Rack Caracas After Death Toll Inches Toward 30 In Venezuela

Protests against President Nicolas Maduro, which have been raging for just under a month, show no signs of relenting. Both opponents and supporters of ...

- NPR - US

Mining giants race to fill board leadership gaps

Mining giants race to fill board leadership gaps...

- MENAFN - JO

China Bans Many Muslim Baby Names in Xinjiang

China Bans Many Muslim Baby Names in Xinjiang...

- MENAFN - JO

The World Next Week: April 26, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Russia, U.S. President Donald J. Trump marks one hundred days in office, and the UN observes World Press ...

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

Opinion: Donald Trump's unlikely tax reform

Many Americans voted for Trump after the business mogul promised to lower the taxes. Now the President wants to keep his promise. DW's Miodrag Soric ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

When NGOs save children who don't want to be saved

Western media misrepresent voluntary child labour as slavery.

- Al Jazeera - QA

2 police wounded in shooting on French island of Reunion

The gunman was subdued and arrested.         

- USA TODAY - US

When is a wall not a wall? GOP redefines Trump's border wall

WASHINGTON " Congressional Republicans have a new talking point about President Donald Trump's border wall: It's not really a wall at all.Instead, the ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Palestinian Authority halts its payments for Israeli electricity for Gaza: Israel

JERUSALEM - The Palestinian Authority told Israel on Thursday it will no longer pay for the electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, Israeli officials ...

- Reuters - US

What's Behind Sino-Russian Cooperation on North Korea?

Russia and China have different rationales, but both are alarmed by the United States' confrontational approach toward North Korea.

- The Diplomat - US

Is Israel delaying the US embassy move?

Knesset Speaker says Israeli officials asked Trump to wait with the move. 'They asked that he wait, go slowly - and that's what he did.'

- Arutz Sheva - IL

China Jails Texas Businesswoman for Stealing State Secrets

Ryan Pickrell Security, Asia How will Trump respond?  China convicted a U.S. businesswoman of espionage Tuesday, sentencing her to three and a half ...

- The National Interest - US

South Korea's tourism industry being crushed by China

- CNN Top Stories - US

Large blast and fire at Damascus airport

Likely cause was an Israeli air strike, says Lebanon's al-Manar, a TV channel affiliated with Syrian government ally Hezbollah.

- The Hindu - IN

In Venezuela and Turkey, strongmen fear the limits of their power

As Erdogan and Maduro cling to power, the sense of crisis deepens.

- Washington Post - US

Death sentence for sniper attack which killed a US state trooper

A survivalist convicted of killing a Pennsylvania, USA state trooper in a 2014 sniper attack that launched a massive manhunt has been sentenced to ...

- Stuff - NZ

President Rivlin commutes prison sentence of Holocaust survivor

President Reuven Rivlin replaces sentence with community service and fine, after survivor convicted in 2015 of bribing Ramat Gan mayor.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Suspected arsonist in custody after 2 fires in Trump Hotel in Las Vegas

Officials say one person is injured and a suspect is in custody after two separate fires were discovered at the Trump International Hotel in Las ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Merkel Says Some Britons Expect Too Much From Brexit Talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the U.K. risked “wasted time” because some people in the country suffered illusions over how ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

Wildfire on US refuge doubles in size in less than a week

FOLKSTON, Ga. " Officials say a wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has blackened 115 square miles , having doubled in size ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Hong Kong widens crackdown, arrests 9 more activists

Police detained the activists for their apparent involvement in an anti-China protest last year.         

- USA TODAY - US

Pope set to visit Egypt in 'call for peace'

The visit comes three weeks after two separate bombings killed dozens of Egyptian Copts on Palm Sunday.

- Al Jazeera - QA

News24.com | Should white people celebrate Freedom Day?

The 27th of April marks our country's first post-apartheid elections held on this day in 1994, writes Mondli Zondo.

- News24.com - ZA

Former MP Bob Marshall-Andrews: Why I'm leaving Labour and joining the Lib Dems

A former political ally of Jeremy Corbyn explains why he is leaving Labour after nearly 50 years. I'm leaving home. It's a very hard thing to do. All ...

- New Statesman - UK

UK could join U.S. action in event of new Syria chemical attack: Johnson

LONDON - Britain would find it difficult to refuse a request for military assistance in Syria from the United States if President Donald Trump decided ...

- Reuters - US

Get Ready, Russia and China: The U.S. Navy Wants to Make Your Ship-Killer Missiles Obsolete

Kris Osborn Security, A recent test could be a potential game-changer.  Weapons aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America destroyed a ...

- The National Interest - US

Will Morocco Replace Cameroon as African Football Cup Host?

Will Morocco Replace Cameroon as African Football Cup Host?...

- MENAFN - JO

Jury sentences ambush shooter of 2 Pennsylvania troopers to death penalty

The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s. On Wednesday, it rang again. Eric Frein, the ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Patenting invention: Five clean energy innovation trends Congress should know about as it weighs Trump's 'skinny' budget

President Trump is right about one thing: Energy industries are important to making America great again.' Moreover, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and ...

- Brookings - US

Does Russia Really Need An Aircraft Carrier?

Robert Beckhusen Security, Europe 'Admiral Kuznetsov' to get new cruise missiles, flight deck--but does Moscow even need it?  Russia's rusty aircraft ...

- The National Interest - US

News24.com | Final verdict for Chad's Habre on war crimes appeal

Chad's former president Hissene Habre will learn on Thursday if his lawyers' appeal against sentences for war crimes, crimes against humanity and rape ...

- News24.com - ZA

Hard-line Iranian candidate says US should fear Iran

TEHRAN, Iran " A hard-line candidate in Iran's upcoming presidential election says the United States should be made to fear Iran so that it will back ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Dangers of the Institutionalization of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units

The emergence and legitimization of the Popular Mobilization Units represent a continued phenomenon in modern Iraqi history: a weak state and divided ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Trump's FCC Has Begun Its Attack on Net Neutrality

John NicholsThis is an all-hands-on-deck moment for every American.

- The Nation - US

This Coptic Christian artist paints church murals, unfazed by attacks

God gave me talent and I must make use of it to serve him,' says Ayman William of Egypt.

- The Hindu - IN

China's First Home-Grown Aircraft Carrier Is Ready: Should America Be Worried?

Ryan Pickrell Security, Asia China's ultimate goal is to be able to field a blue water navy and project power as the U.S. does, and some observers ...

- The National Interest - US

Moonrise: The Next South Korean Leader and How He Will Govern

Tom Eck Politics, Asia Once in office as the twelfth president of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in will have his work cut out for him. In the 2012 ...

- The National Interest - US

Far-right French leader Marine Le Pen pulling from Donald Trump playbook to win election

With a tense battle for the future of France underway ahead of a presidential runoff election next month, the far-right insurgent Marine Le Pen is ...

- Stuff - NZ

Destroying the Planet, and U.S. Leadership Along With It

Paul R. Pillar Climate Change, United States China With the wide path of destruction that Donald Trump has been cutting—in which the damage is ...

- The National Interest - US