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  • Ex-US presidents among mourners expected at Barbara Bush funeral

    Several former U.S. presidents and hundreds of mourners are expected to gather at a Houston church on Saturday for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush,

    CNBC
  • Japanese PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, the shrine said on Saturday, prompting criticism from Seoul as it is seen in the two Koreas and China as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.

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  • Japanese PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, the shrine said on Saturday, prompting criticism from Seoul as it is seen in the two Koreas and China as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.

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  • North Korea sets stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

    North Korea announced Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped well short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its nuclear weapons or scale back its production of missiles and their related component parts. The new policy, which sets the table for further negotiations when the summits begin, was announced by leader Kim Jong Un at a meeting of the North Korean ruling party’s...

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  • Ex-U.S. presidents among mourners expected at Barbara Bush funeral

    (Reuters) - Several former U.S. presidents and hundreds of mourners are expected to gather at a Houston church on Saturday for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92.

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  • Ex-U.S. presidents among mourners expected at Barbara Bush funeral

    (Reuters) - Several former U.S. presidents and hundreds of mourners are expected to gather at a Houston church on Saturday for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92.

    in.reuters.com
  • About 2,500 mourners pay respects to Barbara Bush at viewing

    His daughter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. He gazed up at the rose-draped casket holding his wife of 73 years. After a few moments, an aide came forward to help Bush with his wheelchair, turning it so he faced the rest of the sanctuary. A string of mourners began to approach: adults and children, many of the women wearing his wife’s favorite color, blue, and trademark pearls. He offered his...

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  • Doctors' leader warns Scottish NHS 'deteriorating' as Health Minister faces more calls to resign

    The chorus of demands for the SNP’s embattled Health Minister to resign has intensified as the head of Scotland’s doctors warned the country’s NHS is “deteriorating” thanks to a lack of staff and funding.

    The Telegraph
  • 3 Russian oligarchs sue Christopher Steele

    Three Russian oligarchs who've previously sued over the publication of the Trump-Russia dossier have opened a new lawsuit in DC's local court against British agent-turned-researcher Christopher Steele and his company Orbis Business Intelligence Limited. The claim, filed more than a year after the publication of the dossier that Steele wrote, alleges that its contents defamed Russian billionaires Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan. None of the parties in the lawsuit are based in DC,...

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  • Republicans left behind in blue Democratic wave of new women candidates

    Dressed in a blue flight suit adorned with a US flag and her name, Martha McSally, the US Congresswoman representing this Tucson, Arizona crowd, scanned the airline hangar filled with supporters. Saluting, as the retired Colonel is well accustomed to doing from her 26 years in the US Air Force, McSally pledged to crack a political ceiling with a rallying cry that echoes her entire career. "It might be the calling of my life to break another barrier. I'm ready for that mission!" Her mission, this...

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  • Giuliani adds toughness, star power to legal team for Trump

    WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - For weeks, President Donald Trump had grown increasingly frustrated with the cable news chatter that he couldn't hire a big-name attorney for his legal team. But the president boasted to a confidant this week that he had struck a deal that he believed would ...

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  • Steyer's talk of impeaching Trump not appealing to Dems

    ATLANTA (AP) - Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't keen to follow his lead. Steyer, whose appeals you may have seen on TV, is spending $40 million on his "Need To Impeach" roadshow, with ...

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  • Probe clears Haspel on destruction of waterboarding tapes

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Countering resistance to President Donald Trump's pick for CIA director, the spy agency have given lawmakers a declassified memo showing she was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded after 9/11. Gina Haspel is facing opposition from some Democrats ...

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  • Top enlisted soldier says he has 'no concerns' about transgender service members

    The US Army's top enlisted soldier says he has never heard of any problems resulting from transgender persons serving in the military, echoing the sentiments of the top officer, the Army chief of staff. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon on Friday, Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey said, "I agree with the chief we haven't heard any issues or concerns, and I personally have not had any issues or concerns." Dailey was underscoring what Gen. Mark Milley, the Army chief of staff, told Congress earlier this...

    WPLG
  • North Korea says will stop nuclear tests, scrap test site

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests and scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic growth and peace, the North's state media said on Saturday, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States.

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  • North Korea says will stop nuclear tests, scrap test site

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests and scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic growth and peace, the North's state media said on Saturday, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States.

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  • White House talking points on Syria before Haley's interview cite intended Russia sanctions

    The day before US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley went on national television saying that new sanctions would be announced against Russia, the White House sent out a list of talking points to surrogates advocating such a move. But the day after she announced sanctions would be coming, the White House contradicted itself, abruptly saying it would not be following through with the sanctions. CNN obtained an email distributed by the White House on Saturday morning, April 14, outlining the...

    WPLG
  • Stuck in Jamaica: 'My pension, my house and my kids are in the UK'

    Windrush immigrants unable to re-enter Britain after a visit, or deportation, feel ignored Everyone in Jamaica knows someone who “lives in foreign” – the Jamaican expression for abroad. There have been generations of children who have been left at home with family members as their parents went to work in the UK, the US or Canada just to be able to provide for them. Later on, they were often sent for, once people’s papers were in order. But even before the Windrush revelations, the prevailing...

    the Guardian