Admiral: N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

More than 100 police as well as volunteers searched for her Wednesday, WLS-TV reported. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, she was last seen on April 25 at around 4 p.m.in the front yard of her home in Joliet Township. Wednesday to enter the child's home. Final results will depend on toxicology results and the police investigation. The Will County coroner released information Thursday afternoon on the death of Semaj Crosby, saying her cause of death is "pending further ... Read More

Netanyahu gives German FM 'ultimatum' over meeting with NGOs

Netanyahu gives German FM 'ultimatum' over meeting with NGOs

As Sigmar Gabriel prepares for his trip to Israel where he is scheduled to meet with both Israeli rights groups and Benjamin Netanyahu, he faces adversity from Israel over his wish to meet with voices who speak against the Israeli Government. Read More

Nigeria falls again as press freedom worsens under Buhari

This year's index put Bulgaria in 109th place. "Democracies and dictatorships alike are rapidly approaching a worrying turning point", warns Christophe Deloire, the director of Reporters Without Borders. RSF said: " Attacks on the media, especially the BBC, were the pillar of Farage's Brexit campaign". Alviani said that China's efforts to pressure businesses to censor media content can also affect Taiwan. Read More

Canadian PM responds to Trump's criticism of dairy industry

Canadian PM responds to Trump's criticism of dairy industry

Canada Wood, an industry trade group, said earlier this month it would "take the first steps to extend its reach to Wuhan, which is the economic engine of central China", by establishing a joint Sino-Canadian Modern Wood Construction Technology Center in the little-known Chinese city of more than 10 million. Read More

UN hosts aid-pledging conference for beleaguered Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition of Arab states started a military campaign to defeat the rebels and restore the legitimate government in 2015. "There's also mass displacement". The aim was to bridge a funding gap in the 2017 humanitarian appeal of $2.1 billion. The UK pledged £139m in aid for Yemen in 2017-18, up 24% from a year ago. Read More

UK's Labour pledges new Brexit strategy if it wins election

UK's Labour pledges new Brexit strategy if it wins election

In a speech in London, Labour Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said the largely pro-EU party would not seek to reverse voters' decision to quit the bloc. "What we need to do, I think, is to be grown-up and sit down and say 'let's negotiate the principles that underpin the sum - what's the money for, what's the basis it must be paid?" I do not want to be asking the buyer to delay selling to us. Read More

Turkey Demands End Of EU Interference In Referendum Outcome

Turkey Demands End Of EU Interference In Referendum Outcome

He said the electoral board's last-minute decision to allow unstamped ballots had prevented proper record-keeping, meaning that it was now impossible to determine how many invalid or fake votes may have been counted. The board's decision to accept ballots without official stamps was like "changing the rules midgame", he said. Mr Erdogan has dismissed the criticism from the observers, telling the monitors to "know your place". Read More

Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria

Answering questions as to whether the Syrian regime had recently moved some of its aircraft to a Russian military base in Syria's northeastern Latakia province, Mattis said: "No doubt they dispersed their aircraft in recent days". The Iranians "appear to be living up to their part of the agreement", Mattis said during a meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman. Read More

President Trump recalls killing of Armenians, doesn't call it genocide

President Trump recalls killing of Armenians, doesn't call it genocide

Back in 2008, then-candidate Obama promised that if he were to become president, he and his administration would officially recognize the killings as genocide. It should be noted that Armenia marks the fictional " Armenian genocide " on April 24 each year. "I am the grandson of genocide survivors", said Antranik Jarchafjian, who attended the Montebello event. Read More

Free rides for all from Uber on Turkish referendum day

Free rides for all from Uber on Turkish referendum day

It would enable the president to issue decrees, declare emergency rule, appoint ministers and top state officials, and could see Erdogan remain in power in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member state until 2029. Erdogan's opponents fear increasing authoritarianism from a leader they see as bent on eroding modern Turkey's democracy and secular foundations. Whatever the April 16 referendum's outcome, all eyes on April 17 will be turned to whether Erdogan softens the campaign rhetoric ... Read More

British Labor leader Corbyn says could suspend Syria airstrikes if elected

British Labor leader Corbyn says could suspend Syria airstrikes if elected

Within hours, a spokesperson for Labour tried to be much more definitive said: "The decision to renew Trident has been taken and Labour supports that. "I would say to President Trump, listen, it's in nobody's interest for this war to continue let's get the Geneva process going quickly and in the meantime no more strikes, have the United Nations investigation into the war crime of the [suspected] use of chemical weapons in Syria and take it on from there". Read More

Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com . But a senior administration official said the White House is serious about its reservations with the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). would be reviewing whether the deal's requirement to lift sanctions in exchange for Iran curbing its nuclear program is in USA national interests. During his campaign, Trump repeatedly criticized the Iran nuclear deal, calling it " the worst deal ever negotiated ". Read More

Rifle to celebrate Arbor Day

Rifle to celebrate Arbor Day

UPPER MERION Upper Merion Township was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. "Thanks to a $3,000 Grant we received from the Arbor Day Foundation, we were able to purchase more trees to be planted at not only the Ripley Elementary School but also at St. Read More

VP Pence arrives in Australia, last stop in Asia

As Australian leaders prepared for the arrival of US Vice President Mike Pence on Friday evening for a two-day visit at the end of his Asia tour, one thing is for certain: He is no Donald Trump. "Vice-President Pence is a very reassuring figure", one senior Canberra source told the Sydney Morning Herald . Despite the disagreements, observers say the relationship between Washington and Jakarta will continue to grow closer, and that is certainly what both nations interests would suggest. Read More

Woods hits first public shots

Woods hits first public shots

The TGR Design firm has four courses open worldwide and several other courses are in various stages of construction. "If this land wasn't really special, I don't think this man would be here with us". Payne's Valley, named for Springfield's Payne Stewart, is not the first course designed by the 14-time major champion, but it's his first public golf course. Read More

US, Japan agree China should play larger role on North Korea

US, Japan agree China should play larger role on North Korea

Vice President Mike's Pence's visit this week. On Monday, Pence sent a robust warning to Pyongyang during a joint news conference with acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn. Lu said Beijing wants to resume the multi-party negotiations that ended in stalemate in 2009 and suggested that USA plans to deploy a missile defense system in South Korea were damaging its relations with China. Read More

Pence: US not seeking North Korea negotiations

Pence: US not seeking North Korea negotiations

Australia plans to work closely with Japan, South Korea and the US, and with China, "to ensure that China can use its unique position". Pence's advisers said the vice president would make the case to Abe and Aso that the US rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, under Trump does not signal a USA withdrawal from trade and economic development in the region. Read More

Gibraltar sovereignty not up for negotiation, May tells Tusk

Gibraltar sovereignty not up for negotiation, May tells Tusk

But the row over the Rock has served as a helpful distraction while Theresa May makes an important shift in her approach to negotiations with the European Union. But the 27 countries will not formally approve the Tusk guidelines until a summit on April 29. Britain wants the two strands to go hand-in-hand. Prime Minister Theresa May is now in Jordan, as she and several other cabinet ministers embark on a roadshow to seal trade deals across the globe. Read More

Kendrick, Lorde, Justice, Marshmello, New Order

Kendrick, Lorde, Justice, Marshmello, New Order

Fans can pre-order copies now, but the vinyl will not begin shipping until July. RiRi is featured on "Loyalty " from Kendrick's album DAMN. and you can stream it right here! The "DNA" rapper is also selling autographed versions of the CD and a t-shirt featuring the album's title. Read More

Tillerson, Lavrov open tense meeting in Moscow

It was "not a statement that we could enter full fledged, full bore into the most complex civil war probably raging on the planet at this time". "And I, for one, am really, really wary and anxious about getting committed to another land war and making the same mistake that we did in Iraq". Read More

No need for Trump's approval to use massive bomb

The blast destroyed three underground tunnels as well as weapons and ammunition, but no civilians were hurt, Afghan and USA officials said. Since then, the number of ISIS fighters has dropped to between 600 and 700 from up to 3,000, according to US officials. Read More

North Korea attempts but fails to launch missile: South Korea

North Korea attempts but fails to launch missile: South Korea

In an interview with the BBC on Monday, Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol said, "We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis". The Trump administration is hoping that China will help rein in North Korea in exchange for other considerations. The system being installed in South Korea is created to shoot down missiles from North Korea or elsewhere. Read More

Despite ambitious platform, BC NDP promises $109M surplus if elected

Despite ambitious platform, BC NDP promises $109M surplus if elected

The credit would apply to each rental unit, so multiple renters sharing a single residence wouldn't receive a cumulative benefit. "Those things actually help people who are struggling and I think that is the important thing", he said. The economists recommended a 1.5-per-cent property surcharge that would target owners of vacant properties or "those with limited participation in the Canadian economy", with proceeds going to a housing affordability fund. Read More

United Nations strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch

North Korea attempted to fire an unidentified ballistic missile towards the end of March; however, the missile exploded seconds after launch. The UN Security Council today strongly condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile test, calling it a "flagrant and provocative" defiance of UN resolutions. Read More

Thousands of evacuated Syrians stuck as transfer stalls

Mohammad Darwish, a doctor who has been evacuated from Madaya, witnessed the explosion. Syrian state media said at least 39 were killed. Hours after the explosion, the transfer resumed - as dozens of buses, starting with the wounded, left to their respective destinations. Read More