Paul Ryan Insists He Won't Be Surprise Republican Nominee

06 Apr, 2016

In U.S. politics, the ability to fundraise is a key test of potential for higher office, but Ryan, who ran unsuccessfully for vice president in 2012, has consistently denied he is interested in entering the 2016 White House race. Israel is America's "indispensable ally" in fighting radical Islamic terrorism, but the USA does not have a coherent strategy for countering the threat, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said in an interview during his visit to the Jewish state this week.


Obama says comments like Trump's show ignorance about world

06 Apr, 2016

The current president continued, "I've said before that, you know, people pay attention to American elections". "At a campaign event in Wisconsin earlier on Saturday, Trump also echoed previous utterances when he said "it'd be fine" if North Atlantic Treaty Organisation were to break up.


China announces restrictions on trade with North Korea

06 Apr, 2016

They said that in the declaration, Japan will also aim to highlight the importance of freedom of navigation at sea and peaceful resolutions to disputes, as well as warn against actions, such as large-scale landfill projects, that undermine regional stability.


State health officials urged to get ready now for Zika in US

05 Apr, 2016

Zika infections have been implicated as a cause of microcephaly and severe congenital deformities when pregnant women have been infected. "Fortunately we have a little bit more time because of where we are geographically situated", he said Monday.


Nepalis are shareholders of offshore companies: Panama papers

05 Apr, 2016

The vast stash of records was obtained from an anonymous source by a German daily, Sueddeutsche Zeitung and was shared with media worldwide by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Ms Rai Bachchan was director and shareholder of an offshore company, along with members of her family, before it was thought to have been wound up in 2008, according to the Indian Express .


Mehbooba to be sworn in as J&K CM

05 Apr, 2016

The 2014 state elections threw up a hung assembly in which the PDP won 28 seats, mainly from the Muslim-majority Kashmir Valley, and the BJP 25, nearly all from the Hindu-dominated Jammu region, leading to a coalition government headed by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.


Azerbaijan: Unilateral cease-fire against Nagorno-Karabakh

05 Apr, 2016

Armenian servicemen of the self-defense army of Nagorno-Karabakh fire an artillery shell toward Azeri forces from their positions in the town of Martakert in Nagorno Karabakh, April 3, 2016. Demonstrations turned into interethnic conflicts, which in 1991 escalated into war after officials in Karabakh declared the region independent and the Soviet Union later dissolved.


Azerbaijan says 3 killed in fighting with separatist region

05 Apr, 2016

Armenians took over Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions districts from Azerbaijan in the 1991-1994 conflict. Fighting raged Monday around the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, with Azerbaijan saying three of its troops have been killed in the past 24 hours and the Armenian president warning that the hostilities could slide into a full-scale war.


Early morning gunfire in opposition political strongholds in Congo

05 Apr, 2016

The government said it was investigating if Monday's violence was election-related, and condemned any candidates who may have called for unrest. Nguesso first served as president between 1979 and 1992, and after losing an election returned to power in 1997.


Euro jobless rate drops to 10.3 percent, lowest since 2011

05 Apr, 2016

However, youth unemployment remained much higher than the overall figure, at 21.6 percent. The producer price index fell 4.2% year-on-year in February, compared to a 3% decline in January and analysts' forecasts for a 4% drop. The largest drops were recorded in Cyprus (from 16.6% to 12.6%), Spain (from 23.2% to 20.4%), and Bulgaria (from 9.8% to 7.4%). The Frankfurt-based bank has an inflation target of just below 2%.


US, Australian and Philippine forces start combat drills

05 Apr, 2016

Find us on Facebook too! To make sure that importance of the exercise is well understood by other players in the region, the United States defense secretary is going to pay a first-ever visit to the maneuvers. It is the first time that a Japanese submarine has visited the Philippines in more than 15 years, and comes just a week after new laws in Japan eased longstanding restrictions on the country's armed forces.


Trump on defense as he tries to regain momentum in Wisconsin

04 Apr, 2016

Keith Wussow, 56, a shuttle driver for a vehicle dealership from Mukwonago, said he was undecided between Kasich and Cruz. If Ted or somebody doesn't want to support me, that's okay. Frustration with the GOP field has stoked calls in some Republican corners for the party to use a contested convention to pick someone not even on the ballot.


Turkish journalists facing life in prison back in court

04 Apr, 2016

Another journalist at the magazine reported scuffles between Turkish guards and Brookings staff. They had a more detailed account here. Earlier, the officials had stopped the journalist - who works for opposition media - from entering. Threats are being hurled in headlines. The altercation with journalists is merely a physical manifestation of what's been happening to Turkey's free press since Erdogan was elected president in 2014 (after more than a decade as prime minister).


Trump says US abortion laws 'set' for now

04 Apr, 2016

Hours later, he revised his position, issuing a written statement saying that such a ban would criminalize only those performing the procedure, not the women getting abortions . He answered, "The answer is, that there has to be some form of punishment ". Ken Blackwell, senior fellow at the Family Research Council, said Trump's comments underscored the candidate's "lack of any in-depth of involvement with the pro-life movement".


Clinton stresses Democratic credentials in Wisconsin

04 Apr, 2016

Clinton has spent weeks largely ignoring Sanders and trying to focus on Republican front-runner Donald Trump. In a brief interview with NY1 News, political reporter Josh Robin said he hopes Clinton will join the channel for a debate that it's organizing with CNN and potentially the New York Daily News.


Sarah Palin sets sights on reality courtroom TV show

04 Apr, 2016

If the show is picked up by stations, it could premiere in the fall of 2o17. Palin was first approached about the show in 2015 and would work with TV executive Larry Lyttle who found Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown . Palin her personality, her style, her wide appeal, and the fact that she is so incredibly telegenic kind of make her a natural for this format", said Howard Bragman , a spokesperson for the producers to ABC News.


Donald Trump again leaves open door to third-party bid

04 Apr, 2016

A Christian political analyst says in light of all the different rules governing the allocation of delegates in different states, it's hard to predict how the GOP presidential nomination is going to play out. But the video made clear there was no editing in the exchange about abortion and his response was given in full. The current polls suggest the Wisconsin primaries may not go to the frontrunners - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.


Armenia: Heavy fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, helicopter hit

04 Apr, 2016

Armenian Armed Forces follow the prepared plan, and I believe several ministries should shift to more intense work without any rush or tension according to our plans. At least 30 soldiers killed as officials from Armenia and Azerbaijan trade blame over fighting in disputed region . Timely and masterful actions of NKR Defense Army allowed to not only take the situation under control, but also cause the rival substantial losses.


Syrian experts shocked by damage inside Palmyra's museum

04 Apr, 2016

But Palmyra's Roman theater, its Agora, the walls of the Temple of Bel, and its gate, remained relatively undamaged, Abdulkarim wrote in an article for The Guardian . "As soon as our and Syrian military complete the terrain reconnaissance, the mine clearing operation in Palmyra will begin at once". Significant damage was done to the site but there is hope of restoration.


Fighting along contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh renewed

04 Apr, 2016

The Nagorno-Karabakh military said its losses were much lower and that it had destroyed 14 Azeri tanks and five armoured vehicles in the past 24 hours. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Sunday to back its ally Azerbaijan in the conflict, saying that the flare-up could have been avoided if "fair and decisive steps" had been taken.


Treasury secretary says sanctions must be used judiciously

03 Apr, 2016

However, Lew also cautioned that overusing sanctions, or applying them to not so serious cases, could undermine the U.S.'s role as a primary force in the world, angering other countries or companies expected to implement them. "As long as Iran continues to meet its nuclear commitments, we will continue to meet our JCPOA commitments for sanctions lifting", he said. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sharply criticized the Obama administration during a Persian New Year's speech for ...


Trump says abortion comments were taken out of context

03 Apr, 2016

The real estate mogul claimed to "O'Reilly Factor" guest host Eric Bolling that MSNBC , which broadcast the Wisconsin town hall during which Trump made the remarks, had edited out parts of the discussion with commentator Chris Matthews. A new Marquette University Law School poll shows Cruz topping the field with 40% and Trump at 30%, with Kasich at 21%. In a 1999 interview with Tim Russert for NBC's Meet The Press , Trump was proudly pro-choice .


Seoul: North Korea fires 5 short-range projectiles

03 Apr, 2016

If North Korea launches an intercontinental ballistic missile, Yang said, the North would not disguise it as a "satellite launch". North Korea's actions amassed various criticisms most notably from the United Nations. Amidst continues appeal for North Korea to stop their missiles launches that heighten the ongoing tension in the Korean Peninsula, the country shot two medium range missiles from presumably mobile launchers on the 18th.


Under fire on abortion, Trump fights to court women

03 Apr, 2016

The abortion flap erupted as Trump campaigned in Wisconsin ahead of the state's critical primary on Tuesday. Trump's latest controversy threatened to further erode his standing with women voters, many of whom have been offended by his use of vulgarities and insulting language to describe women during the presidential race.


US, allies aim for nuclear-free Korean Peninsula

03 Apr, 2016

Obama is meeting with French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit. Obama, opening a global nuclear security summit near the White House, also joined leaders of Japan and South Korea in calling for further joint steps to deter North Korea.


Obama: Global firms nervous about doing business in Iran

03 Apr, 2016

Some Democrats also expressed concern over the matter. "The president should abandon this idea". "Dubowitz warned last week that if the administration "[permits] this, it is the end of US sanctions on Iran". The move would remove restrictions on foreign firms doing dollar deals with Iran. "Senior officials in the Treasury Department have repeatedly assured Congress that the Administration will not allow Iran direct or indirect access to the USA financial system", Rubio and Kirk noted in ...


Trump says abortion ban should yield 'punishment' for woman

03 Apr, 2016

Trump, who is now struggling with women voters, was pressed on the issue of abortion during an interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews , set to air Wednesday evening. Despite his success in statewide Republican nominating contests to date, a major challenge for Trump is winning support from women voters. Pro-choice NARAL also took aim at Trump, saying the candidate had "hit a new low ".


Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who killed Israeli

03 Apr, 2016

After that, two more videos of the same incident have emerged. This is not a simple reality and I'm sure that the investigation is taking the entirety of these circumstances into account. "There will be rifles and explosions and armed militants popping up everywhere and rushing at Israel", Abbas said in an interview with Israeli Channel 2 broadcast Thursday night.


South Korea says North Korea fired short-range projectile

03 Apr, 2016

Trump asserted that China has tremendous power over North Korea. "Given the trajectory and distance traveled, the military suspects the projectile might be North Korea's new multiple rocket launcher system", Yonhap reported. "You have, probably, North Korea has them", he told the paper. Just days prior to that launch, Pyongyang carried out a ballistic missile test, firing two rockets into the sea.


Clinton tries to win New York with her congressional record

02 Apr, 2016

Sanders campaign didn't dispute that the industry donations came from individual contributors, pointing out that 57 oil, gas and coal industry lobbyists have directly contributed to her campaign. "Gotta make it sexy, I agree with that", Clinton said. She responded that she's "earned 9 million votes in the election already", more than either Trump or Sanders.



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