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SoCal Armenians recalling somber events of 1915 genocide

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The Turkish narrative of denial has hinged on the argument that the original documents from postwar military tribunals that convicted the genocide's planners were nowhere to be found. "This is the smoking gun". Akcam came upon photographs of the original telegram in NY, in the possession of the nephew of a now-dead Armenian monk. Read More »

Turkey narrowly accept Constitutional changes granting major powers to Erdogan

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Observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe said Sunday's referendum had been an uneven contest. "We look to the government of Turkey to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of all its citizens - regardless of their vote on April 16 - as guaranteed by the Turkish constitution and in accordance with Turkey's worldwide commitments", the State Department said in a statement. Read More »

Fundraiser after swimmer's death in Auckland Harbour

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Gelberger's devastated widow, Laura McLeod, last night told the Herald on Sunday her husband was "the world" to the couple's sons, 7 and 5. "Leslie was an fantastic person who was the epitome of kindness and unrelentingly positivity". Now Ms McLeod's friends are rallying around the mother to support her and the boys after the loss of their husband and father - the family's only source of income. Read More »

North Korea threatens to raze U.S. military bases in South Korea

North Korea attempted to launch a new missile early Sunday, but the device "blew up nearly immediately", the USA military said. The North Korean communist regime on Saturday used the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's "eternal president", to exhibit its military strength and signal to the United States its readiness for war. Read More »

Islamic State mufti killed in Mosul air strike

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Mosul, the largest city in northern Iraq, was captured by the ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim fighters in mid 2014. According to the statement , there are still some 500,000 people trapped in their homes in the IS-controlled neighborhoods in the western side of Mosul, including 400,000 in the densely populated old city center. Read More »

Florida trucker fatally shot on highway near Chicago

A second vehicle was also traveling eastbound and "for unknown reasons", a person in that vehicle fired shots at Munoz's truck. He was able to stop the semitrailer on the highway's shoulder and he was taken to a hospital, where he died. The Reagan Memorial Tollway was closed in one direction Friday evening as Illinois State Police investigated reports of a shooting. ABC 7 reported that Munoz had been driving for DML Logistics at the time of the shooting. Read More »

Fillon annonce qu'il votera pour Emmanuel Macron

Philippe Poutou , qui a rassemblé 1% des votes, n'appelle pas à voter Emmanuel Macron. Son candidat Benoît Hamon n'a récolté que 6,3% des suffrages au premier tour, dimanche 23 avril, loin derrière Emmanuel Macron (23 ,9%), Marine Le Pen (21 ,7%), François Fillon (20%) et Jean-Luc Mélenchon (19,2%). Read More »

Fact check: Trump's beef with Canadian dairy, lumber and energy

But Easter noted that the US has a lot invested in trade with Canada. "And that also includes what's happening along our northern border states with Canada, having to do with lumber and timber". Trudeau is anxious about Trump's protectionist talk and has repeatedly sent his ministers to the U.S.to talk about the importance of the trade relationship. Read More »

Samsung unveils S8, aims to rally from Note 7

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The S8 represents Samsung's biggest prospect for a turnaround after the Note 7 debacle past year. The S8 Plus model, for instance, has 3 percent less battery power than the Galaxy S7 Edge, but the phone itself is 12 percent larger. Others, however, said the flagships may be unattractive to some as both of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus have double-edged Super AMOLED screens. Read More »

French citizens in Montreal express mixed reactions to early election results

Leading figures from both camps immediately called for voters to vote for the poetry and theatre lover. France goes to the polls on Sunday, April 23, for the first round of the 2017 French presidential election. Le Pen, who is herself bidding to make history as France's first female president, follows in the footsteps of her father, who founded the National Front and reached the second round of the presidential election in 2002. Read More »

Johns County falls to 3.3 percent in March

The commonwealth's rate remained above that of the United States (4.5 percent), which also decreased two-tenths of a percentage point from February. "The month's drop in the unemployment rate came about because more people entered the labor force looking for work, and a lot of them found it", said Washington. Read More »

NY officials blast Sessions for calling city 'soft on crime'

The department claimed the city "continues to see gang murder after gang murder" something it called "the predictable effect of the city's "soft on crime" stance". "When I read that statement by DoJ this afternoon, my blood began to boil, " said O'Neill. The Department of Justice responded in a later news release that it was criticizing de Blasio's policies, not the officers of the New York Police Department. Read More »

Kenyans sweep as American made mark in Boston Marathon

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Yesterday Ms Switzer, now 70, finished the marathon in the United States city once again, this time accompanied by hundreds of supporters who ran alongside her. This isn't Granville's first marathon either - he used a hand-bike to compete in marathons in Boston , Chicago, Detroit and NY despite his injury but didn't use a bike this time around. Read More »

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn comes out fighting ahead of election

Railing against wealthy elites and big business, the left-wing leader said he would not play by the rules "set by failed political and corporate elites" and would defy expectations. The union's annual conference in Bournemouth agreed an emergency motion attacking the Conservatives and pledging to campaign for Labour. According to the latest poll by YouGov, conducted after the announcement of the snap election, 48 per cent would vote in favour of the Conservatives, against 24 per cent for ... Read More »

Trump to set executive orders on environment, energy this week

The first action is an executive order that directs the Treasury Secretary to review "all significant 2016 tax regulations to determine if they impose an undue financial burden on taxpayers , are needlessly complex, create unnecessary requirements, or exceed what's allowed under law". Read More »

China warns of likelihood of war over North Korea 'at any moment'

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The U.S. Pacific Command this week sent the USS Carl Vinson nuclear-powered aircraft carrier naval formation that includes guided missile destroyers and aircraft squadrons to the region. While Trump has put North Korea on notice that he will not tolerate any more provocation, U.S. officials have said his administration is focusing its strategy on tougher economic sanctions. Read More »

Grim warning on North Korea missile threat as Julie Bishop blasts regime

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The third memo directed at Australia warned the country to think twice about the "rubbish" statements of its foreign minister. "It would be bad for the Korean Peninsula". Australia opposition says the threat is of "enormous concern". The system they are developing would allow them to hit anywhere in the continental United States. Read More »

Attaque aux Champs-Elysées. Les trois infos à retenir

D'après cette source, cette procédure était ouverte au parquet de Meaux. Armé d'un revolver, il avait grièvement blessé les deux frères qui tentaient de le rattraper. Mercredi, les policiers venus de toute la France se rassembleront dans la capitale. "Il ne savait même pas se servir d'une télécommande, alors aller sur internet et contacter +Daech+, j'imagine pas!", lance Salim. Read More »

North Korea celebrates founding father's birth anniversary; warns US against 'military hysteria'

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It's not [North Korea] but the USA and Trump that makes trouble". And he's talked and tweeted pretty tough on North Korea saying that he'll solve the North Korea problem without saying what he means by that. "If the USA comes with reckless military maneuvers, then we will confront it with the DPRK's pre-emptive strike". North Korea's vice foreign minister, Han Song Ryol, told the Associated Press that Pyongyang will keep building up its nuclear arsenal, despite stern warnings from ... Read More »

Trump Administration Celebrates Release of American Imprisoned in Egypt

However, the Egyptian court acquitted all defendants of all charges , leaving Aya free sooner than expected. Here's just some of the early reaction. Egypt's position changed after Trump met with President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi and publicly praised him. Following her release, President Trump sent a U.S. Read More »