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Trump says 'no deal' was made for charity worker

Details of their arrival were first reported by The Washington Post . Egypt had never produced evidence of a crime in the case of Hijazi and Hassanein and had delayed their trial several times. A statement from Sisi's office said Egypt was keen "on further advancing bilateral relations under the new American administration". After that meeting came a break in the Hijazi case, and most analysts see a direct link between the two.

Apple Might Be Preparing to Overhaul the iPhone

Apple is using Sony cameras for the new iPhone , and it's looking into adding augmented reality and depth-of-field features to the camera systems. Interestingly, Apple might also scrap the iconic home button in favor of on-screen keys à la Samsung Galaxy S8.

Islamic State attacked Iraq forces "with chemical weapons"

A member of the Iraqi forces carries a rocket launcher on his back in the old city of Mosul on April 16, 2017. Nearly half a million civilians have fled Mosul since the start of a massive operation by US-backed Iraqi forces to retake the city from Islamic State militants.

Huge iceberg towers over Canadian town

Residents view the first iceberg of the season as it passes the South Shore. Passersby have begun to crowd Newfoundland's coastal streets for a photo opp with the large iceberg, as the potential exists for more glacier pieces to appear in the coming weeks and months.

Japan says differences with US on economic talks

A ship bell signaled his arrival Wednesday morning on the USS Ronald Reagan at the U.S. Yokosuka naval base south of Tokyo. The president has signed an executive order for slashing trade deficits, and the White House has indicated its belief that the United States need not be bound by worldwide rules if they undermine America's interests.

NCAA expected to announce tournament host sites today

I think for sure they'll bring some of their championships here. "We value all of our partners in North Carolina and appreciate their support and cooperation". North Carolina has since repealed the bill, but has replaced it with HB142, which critics find equally discriminatory. By rewarding North Carolina with championship games, the NCAA has undermined its credibility and is sending a risky message to lawmakers across the country who are targeting LGBTQ people with discriminatory state ...

Here's how the H-1B visa program works

Mr Trump will direct the departments of State, Justice, Homeland Security and Labour to propose reforms to the scheme, which allows American employers to bring foreign workers to fill U.S. Why shouldn't we try and hire American workers as much as possible, and yes, buy American products as much as we can? "The Justice Department will not tolerate employers misusing the H-1B visa process to discriminate against U.S.

Pence to visit mosque in Indonesian capital

Pence arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday for a two-day visit, after wrapping up a three-day trip to South Korea, including a visit to the Demilitarised Zone between North and South Korea. North Korea poses the "most unsafe and urgent threat" to the Asia-Pacific region, visiting Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday aboard a USA aircraft carrier stationed in Japan.

5 things to know about Tax Day: Refunds are up, audits down

From Seattle to the District of Columbia, protesters gathered in cities throughout the country Saturday calling on Trump to release his personal tax returns as part of a nationwide Tax March. In West Palm Beach, some of those marching said they'd taken part in protests nearly every weekend since Trump was sworn in. But the audits have nothing to do with whether Trump can release his returns.

Daesh car-bomb attack kills 16 in W. Mosul: Iraqi army

Iraqi forces forced Islamic State out of the eastern side of the city in January. A member of the Iraqi forces takes position by an armored vehicle in the Old City of Mosul on April 16, 2017, during an offensive to recapture the city from Takfiri Daesh militants.

Japan protests N. Korean missile test attempt

EARLIER: AS North Korea held a huge parade for the 105th anniversary of founder Kim Il Sung, his grandson Kim Jong-un has threatened "nuclear justice". Under his watch, North Korea has aggressively pursued a goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an ICBM capable of reaching the USA mainland. "He's making a big mistake".

Japan PM: NKorea may be capable of sarin-loaded missiles

In addition, the country will commemorate the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Kim Il-sung, on Saturday and the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army on April 25. Abe cited Syria, where dozens of people died recently in an alleged sarin nerve gas attack, as an example that Japan should take seriously, stressing the need to strengthen its deterrence against the North.

US National Security Adviser Arrives in Afghanistan Days after MOAB Strike

The Prime Minister reaffirmed his commitment to a peaceful neighbourhood and apprised the US NSA of the steps taken by Pakistan to reach out to both India and Afghanistan, the statement said. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed hope that the new US administration might mediate between Pakistan and longtime foe India over the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Palestinian prisoners just launched a mass hunger strike

The strike has been called for by prominent Palestinian prisoner and leader Marwan Barghouti , who is now serving a life sentence over his role in the second Palestinian intifada - or uprising. Ahmed, who said he'd been arrested seven times in total, has spent a cumulative five and a half years in an Israeli prison-but has only had one family visit in that time.

Trump stops short of labeling China, Germany currency manipulators

Now, in what amounts to an epic reversal, Trump has shifted on each of those campaign positions. On the campaign trail, Trump had called North Atlantic Treaty Organisation "obsolete". The Opposition Democratic party leaders slammed Trump Administration for going back on its poll promise. "Unfortunately the President's failure to name China a currency manipulator is symptomatic of a lack of real , tough action on trade against China", Sen.

Trump says US-Russia relations may be at "all-time low"

Washington blames Russia's ally, Syrian president Bashar Assad, while Moscow says Syrian rebels are responsible. "[Vladimir] Putin is the leader of Russian Federation". "Frankly, Putin is backing a person that's truly an evil person", Trump told the Fox Business Network, referring to Assad. "Additionally, our information indicates personnel historically associated with Syria's chemical weapons programme were at Shayrat airfield in late March making preparations for an upcoming attack in ...

Indian high commissioner seeks copy of chargesheet, sentence against Kulbhushan Jadhav

A military court in Pakistan had earlier this week found Jadhav guilty on two counts of espionage and sentenced him to death. "India has declared Jadhav its son and is putting pressure on the Pakistani government for his release". "Right from the day of Jadhav's arrest , India has been asking for consular access as we believe that Jadhav was "snatched" from Iran by Pakistani agencies in 2016".

Police Officer Who Kicked A Handcuffed Man In The Head Faces Termination

As Hollins gets out the vehicle with his hands up, the officer punches him in the face. A motorist captured video Wednesday of a Gwinnett police sergeant wrestling Demetrius Hollins to the ground. At that same news conference, Ayers commended Bongiovanni for following protocol and reporting the stomping incident by McDonald to his shift commander.

U.S. drops 'mother of all bombs' on ISIS caves in Afghanistan

He said it was meant to minimise the risk to Afghan and USA forces conducting clearing operations in the Achin area and added: 'This is the right munition to reduce these obstacles and maintain the momentum of our offensive against Isis-K'.

Shower and t-storm chances increase into the weekend

Scattered showers and thunderstorms have returned to Alabama this afternoon. The balance of the day will be dry, cloudy and cooler highs in the upper 40s. "Weather models show low pressure sweeping in from the Atlantic will continue to drive the "unsettled" conditions throughout the holiday weekend". Even warmer temperatures are on track for the start of the upcoming Easter weekend with highs in the 70s.

Indonesia police: 6 slain militants planned police attack

Amar said the standoff started around 10 a.m. on Saturday when they fired at two Tuban policemen from a auto. There were seven men in the auto. Those in the vehicle "took out weapons and shot at officers". No fatalities were reported in the incident and the two police survived. Indonesia has had some major successes tackling militancy, but there has been a resurgence of Islamist activity in recent years, some of it linked to the rise of Islamic State.

U.S. claims Tabqa dam is not in danger of bursting

US-backed Syrian fighters have reached a major dam held by the Islamic State group in the north of Syria, according to officials. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said IS forces had withdrawn from the airbase under heavy artillery fire and US-led coalition air strikes.

American soldier killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

A USA military Special Forces soldier was killed while conducting an operation against Islamic State militants in Afghanistan. The identity of the soldier, killed late on Saturday, was not revealed. The U.S still has some 8,400 troops in Afghanistan. But the group has been steadily losing territory in the face of heavy pressure from both United States air strikes and a ground offensive led by Afghan forces.

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

Such closer cooperation could include tighter enforcement of global trade sanctions - nearly all of North Korea's trade passes through China - along with a crackdown on the North's ability to use the worldwide financial system and heavy punishments or exclusion from the financial world for those who deal with the North.

Tillerson to press Russian Federation on Syrian chemical weapons

Speaking to " Face the Nation " host John Dickerson, Tillerson was asked directly if it is now a priority for America to get Syrian President Bashar al-Assad out of power in the wake of the chemical attack that his regime is being blamed for.

W. Mosul's old quarter hit by airstrike; 11 killed

A Pentagon spokesman on March 30 said the US military will soon release a video showing IS fighters herding people into a building, then firing from the structure to bait coaltion forces. Residents and outside groups have said the explosion killed at least 100 people. Local officials and eyewitnesses say as many as 240 people may were killed in the al-Jadida district when a huge blast caused a building to collapse, burying families inside.

North Korea launches missile into Sea of Japan

The initial US and South Korean assessments indicated it was a KN-15 medium-range missile, whose first publicly known test in February was considered by many foreign experts as a potentially worrying development. South Korea's foreign ministry strongly condemned the launch, which it said represented a "threat to peace and stability of the whole world". The official explained that, during the meeting, Trump will stress the importance of U.S.

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro launched in India

You get the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked at 2.2 GHz that is also available on handsets like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the Moto G5 and more . Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro will be available in two colours - Navy Blue and Gold. The word of Samsung's latest development cycle comes via The Bell , which cites unnamed insider industry sources who claim Samsung has been working on the new display panel for the Galaxy S9 since March.

N. Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

The Japanese government estimated the projectile did not land within its exclusive economic zone, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters in a briefing Wednesday morning. Earlier, North Korea had warned the global community that it will retaliate if they put sanctions over its latest round of weapons tests. "No never has the organizer requested to ban spectators from entering with DPR Korea flags, nor would the IIHF ever agree to such a ban", said Adam Steiss, a ...

Future uncertain for Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon in White House

According to numerous reports in the American media, the rival aides lead two opposing camps in the White House; Bannon, along with chief of staff Reince Preibus and aide Stephen Miller head the "nationalist camp" - pushing the Muslim travel ban, the failed healthcare bill and so on - and Kushner who along with his wife Ivanka Trump , and chief economic adviser Gary Cohn lead the more "liberal", NY camp, advocating moderation.