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'Isis inspired' student allegedly leaves bomb on London Tube train

Chilling footage shows the moment that an "Isis inspired" student from Devon allegedly left a ball-bearing bomb on a Tube train in London.Damon Smith, ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

US President Trump agrees 'not to terminate NAFTA at this time'

President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico Wednesday he was not immediately planning to end the North American Free Trade Agreement, ...

- CNN Top Stories - US

NATO-Ukraine Commission addresses Ukraine's reform agenda

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Ukraine's Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, to ...


New data on the breadth of skills movement: Consolidation

As highlighted at the Center for Universal Education's Annual Research and Policy Symposium at Brookings on April 5, 2017, formal education systems at ...

- Brookings - US

Strong partnerships key to unleash full potential of industrialization, senior UN official says

Speaking at the conclusion of a global meeting on importance of agriculture and agro-industries for sustainable and resilient food systems, the ...

- UN - INT

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

NATO Deputy Secretary General to visit the United States of America

The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will visit the West Coast of the United States from 27 April to 1 May 2017.


Trump will not terminate NAFTA, but 'renegotiate' with Canada and Mexico

President Donald Trump, called he North American Free Trade Agreement "the worst trade deal in history," agreed Wednesday not to terminate the treaty.

- UPI - US

Did Thailand Secretly Approve Its China Submarine Buy?

A recent controversy over the transparency of the purchase reveals how tone-deaf the junta-led government can be.

- The Diplomat - US

Macron campaign for French presidency off to slower start than Le Pen: poll

PARIS - Fewer French voters believe centrist Emmanuel Macron got off to a good start in the last lap of France's presidential election than far right ...

- Reuters - US

China flags global naval role after new carrier launch

SHANGHAI - China needs to raise its military capabilities to protect its growing overseas interests, its foreign minister said following the launch of ...

- Reuters - US

Protests, Taliban and a Warlord’s Return: Afghan Leader Faces a Tough Year Ahead

President Ashraf Ghani faces a series of challenges in the coming months, and he appears to have alienated many election-time allies.

- New York Times - US

France: tests show Assad regime was behind sarin gas attack

The manufacturing process of the sarin that was sampled is typical of the method developed in Syrian labs: Ayrault

- The Hindu - IN

White House briefs US senators on 'very grave threat' from North Korea

​The Trump administration is ratcheting up its campaign against North Korea, summoning all 100 US senators to the White House.

- Stuff - NZ

White House: Trump agrees with Trudeau, Peña Nieto not to terminate NAFTA

After speaking with the leaders of Mexico and Canada, President Trump "agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time," the White House announced ...

- The Week - US

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- Arutz Sheva - IL

He Tweeted About Chinese Government Corruption. Twitter Suspended His Account.

Guo Wengui, an outspoken Chinese-born billionaire whom China views as a criminal, has alarmed Beijing with his public denunciations.

- New York Times - US

Venezuela Will Withdraw From the Organization of American States Amid Deadly Protests

As deadly anti-government protests in the country show no sign of easing

- TIME Magazine - US

Trump unveils tax plan with cuts for businesses and families

President Trump unveiled a broad tax proposal Wednesday, including a sharp cut in the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent. For ...

- The Week - US

Failed North Korean Missile Tests: Faulty Engineering or a Covert US Offensive Plan?

What would the United States need to credibly attack North Korean missile development by cyber means?

- The Diplomat - US

U.S. Warns of Heavy Casualties in Event of Korean Fight

The Trump administration said it is launching an urgent push, combining diplomatic pressure and the threat of military action in a bid to halt North ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

Belarus march against nuclear power on Chernobyl anniversary

MINSK, Belarus " About 400 people have marched in Belarus' capital to mark the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Canada committed to Israel's security

Canada's Foreign Minister reiterates her country's commitment to support Israel.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Humans may have arrived in North America 115,000 years earlier than researchers thought

Researchers may have been off by nearly 115,000 years when they estimated that humans arrived in North America about 15,000 years ago. The potential ...

- The Week - US

As ISIS loses ground, more and more foreign fighters are surrendering

Foreign fighters are leaving the Islamic State in droves, with many surrendering to or being caught by Turkish border police over the last few weeks, ...

- The Week - US

Trump agrees not to terminate NAFTA after calls with Canada's Trudeau and Mexico's Nieto

Donald Trump on Wednesday agreed not to terminate NAFTA, reneging on a central promise of his campaign. The decision came after calls with Canadian ...

- The Raw Story - US

Top officials emphasize diplomatic, economic pressure on N. Korea in briefing

Full Senate was briefed Wednesday on a review ordered by Trump of the U.S. policy toward North Korea


Taiwanese trekker missing in Nepal for 47 days survived on salt and water

A Taiwanese trekker has been discovered alive after being lost for more than six weeks in a remote mountainous part of Nepal. His companion died just ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

United States 'prepared to defend itself'

Tillerson, Mattis and Coats clarify that the U.S. seeks the peaceful denuclearization of North Korea but is prepared to defend itself.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

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

Iran convicted two U.S. citizens of espionage. Their relatives are pressing Trump for help

Relatives of U.S. citizens jailed in Iran are trying to press the Trump administration to secure their release as worries grow over the health of an ...

- Los Angeles Times - US

James Titcomb: Social networks must take some responsibility for their own content

COMMENTThai police said this week that Wuttisan Wongtalay, a 20-year-old man, had live-streamed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

WATCH: Conservative melts down after CNN panel mentions Trump's extensive history of demeaning women

A CNN panel about Ivanka Trump on Wednesday devolved into a shouting match about Donald Trump's treatment of women—specifically his former claim ...

- The Raw Story - US

On Erfurt anniversary, school psychologist calls for increased student counseling

Robert Steinhäuser, who went on a shooting spree 15 years ago in Erfurt, was described as a loner and outsider. To prevent similar incidents, ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Turkey suspends more than 9,000 police officers over 'Gulen links'

The latest purge is over alleged links to US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen.

- BBC - UK

Poll: At 100 days, Trump approval rating shows no sign of growth

- CNN Top Stories - US

Hamas to unveil updated charter next week

Reports say new Hamas charter will recognize pre-1967 borders, but not Israel.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

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

North Korea vows to wipe out US and South Korea

Young supporters of Kim Jong Il are preparing to "wipe out" the US and Korea with five million nuclear bombs, the head of the republic's youth league ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Venezuela Says It Will Leave Pro-Democracy Organization

The country plans to pull out of the Organization of American States, which has long criticized President Nicols Maduro’s unyielding ...

- New York Times - US

Ukraine, Belarus leaders mark Chernobyl anniversary

The leaders of Ukraine and Belarus have toured the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident, marking the 31st anniversary of the disaster. Debate ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Albania opposition threatens 'civil disobedience' in vote

TIRANA, Albania " Albania's opposition is threatening to block voting on May 7, demanding that a caretaker government bring the country to the June ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

WATCH: World News 04/23/17: Commander of International Space Station Set to Break a Big Record

Another American detained in North Korea; Young child falls out of the back of a church bus onto the highway

- ABC News - US

Venezuela says it will quit Organization of American States

A march in which protesters again seized a main highway showed how the country's political crisis has become a battle of attrition with President ...

- Washington Post - US

Explosion hits near Damascus International Airport

Large explosion followed by fire hits area of Syria's main airport and Mezze army base, witnesses and monitor say.

- Al Jazeera - QA

World's last male white rhino joins Tinder

"I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends on me," rhino's profile says. "I perform well under pressure"


South Korea, U.S. warn of punishment for North Korea; U.S. stresses sanctions

SEOUL/WASHINGTON - South Korea and the United States agreed on Thursday on "swift punitive measures" against North Korea in the event of more ...

- Reuters - US

Trump at 100 Days

Is there a point to all of the energy devoted to assessing Donald Trump's presidency at 100 days? In the depths of the Great Depression, FDR's ...

- Brookings - US

Senators arrive on White House grounds for extraordinary briefing on North Korea

WASHINGTON " Senators arrive on White House grounds for extraordinary briefing on North Korea.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ