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Trump administration plans to nominate Harry Harris as South Korea envoy - sources

Tuesday  23:36,   24 april 2018
Reuters

The Trump administration plans to nominate Admiral Harry Harris, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command who has been nominated to be the next U.S. ambassador to Australia, to fill the long-vacant post of ambassador to South Korea instead, a senior[...]

Trump says US wants 'lasting' footprint in Syria

Tuesday  22:25,   24 april 2018
AFP

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to dial back a promise to withdraw US troops from Syria immediately, saying it was important to not allow Iranian influence to grow in the country. Stating that troops would be coming home soon, Trump[...]

Israel abandons plan to forcibly deport African migrants

Tuesday  20:51,   24 april 2018
Reuters

<p>The Israeli government said on Tuesday it was abandoning a plan to forcibly deport African migrants who entered the country illegally.</p>The government had been working for months on an arrangement to expel thousands of mostly Eritrean and [...]

South Korean president bets the way to Kim Jong Un’s heart is through his stomach

Tuesday  19:51,   24 april 2018
MSN

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is set to deploy some high-level gastrodiplomacy as he tries to win over North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during Friday's summit.SEOUL — South Korean President Moon Jae-in is set to deploy some high-level[...]

Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of 1st degree murder

Tuesday  19:33,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

<p>A 25-year-old who plowed a van into a crowded Toronto sidewalk was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of murder and 13 of attempted murder.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p>TORONTO — A 25-year-old who plowed a van into[...]

First Toronto van attack victim ID'd as woman who worked in investment management

Tuesday  17:10,   24 april 2018
FOX News

<p>The first of the 10 people mowed down Monday in Toronto by a driver was identified on Tuesday morning as a young woman who worked in investment management.</p>The first of the 10 people mowed down Monday in Toronto by a driver was[...]

Who is Alfie Evans? Toddler's Life Support Switched Off

Tuesday  16:10,   24 april 2018
Newsweek

The 23-month-old boy has a rare degenerative brain disease doctors were unable to diagnose definitively.Alfie Evans has, however, been breathing on his own for at least 11 hours, his parents Tom Evans and Kate James informed supporters via [...]

Verdict looms into macabre death of Swedish journalist

Tuesday  15:10,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

<p>One of the most talked-about and macabre court cases in recent Danish history is set to conclude Wednesday.</p>The 12-day trial has seen a series of gruesome allegations made against the inventor, but the autopsy of the cut-up remains of[...]

Mummified body found in Iran could be father of last shah

Tuesday  14:30,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

<p>The discovery in Iran of a mummified body near the site of a former royal mausoleum has raised speculation it could be the remains of the late Reza Shah Pahlavi, founder of the Pahlavi dynasty.</p>Hassan Khalilabadi, the head of Tehran City [...]

Fake Nuclear Attack Alert Sparks Canadian City Panic

Tuesday  13:21,   24 april 2018
Newsweek

<p>Residents of the Canadian city of Winnipeg were left in a panic on Sunday night as a prankster broadcast a nuclear attack warning message declaring that the city would be destroyed within minutes.</p>The warning sounded in the downtown[...]

Business and pleasure on menu for Macron's second day in US

Tuesday  13:15,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

<p>A sit-down between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron followed by a joint news conference highlight the business portion of the French leader's second day in Washington.</p>The pageantry of Macron's official[...]

Indonesia's former speaker gets 15 years in jail for corruption

Tuesday  12:11,   24 april 2018
AFP

Indonesia's former parliament speaker was handed a 15-year prison term on Tuesday in one of the country's harshest sentences for graft, marking a victory for its clamp-down on widespread corruption. Setya Novanto, once among the country's[...]

Goldman prize: Two South African activists win for halting Russian nuclear deal

Tuesday  12:06,   24 april 2018
CNN

<p>Two female South African environment activists working for small NGOs taking on the South African government and winning a legal challenge that stopped a $76 billion dollar nuclear deal with Russia.</p>Two female South African environment[...]

France's Macron brings his Trump charm offensive stateside

Tuesday  12:06,   24 april 2018
NBC News

<p>While President Donald Trump's worldview on a host of fronts has remained fixed since taking office, his view of Paris has shifted.</p>Having repeatedly likened the City of Love to a safe haven for terrorists during the campaign and[...]

‘Cop deserves a medal’: Cool response from Toronto officer at tense standoff wins praise

Tuesday  10:25,   24 april 2018
Toronto Star

<p>Dramatic images of the tense standoff between officers and the van rampage suspect being seen by a worldwide audience are earning Toronto police kudos for their restraint and professionalism.</p>Dramatic images of the tense standoff between [...]