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What's for dinner Details of the first Trump state dinner

Today 06:07 GMT

Pomp and circumstance arrive at the White House in grand style Tuesday for the first state dinner of the Donald Trump presidency in honor of French President Emanuel Macron.

First lady Melania Trump has personally overseen planning for the dinner, which has been decorated in a crème and gold color scheme and draws from American and French influences. There will be 1,200 branches of cherry blossom, 2,500 stems of white sweet peas and nearly 1,000 stems of white lilac adorning the White House, while the Washington National Opera will set the tone for the musical entertainment of the evening.

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Alek Minassian, Toronto van attack suspect, to appear in court Tuesday morning

Today 06:06 GMT

Alek Minassian, the 25-year-old man suspected of killing at least 10 people and injuring 15 others, when a rental van he was driving struck pedestrians on Yonge Street in north Toronto, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Alek Minassian, 25 -He will appear in court Tuesday, April 24, 2018 -10 am at 1000 Finch Avenue West court -Information on charges to be released at that time ^dh. Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters during a briefing Monday evening that the suspect wasn’t known to authorities and they have yet to confirm a motive.

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Iran spreads lies claiming America supports terrorists after US-led attack on Syria

Tuesday 19:10 GMT

Iran has been filling the airwaves and the Internet with anti-American lies, slander and ridiculous conspiracy theories since the U.S., Britain and France launched missile strikes on Syria April 14 in response to dictator Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons to kill his own citizens. Approximately one hour after the multinational military campaign began to punish the Assad regime for chemical weapons use, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis issued a warning about an impeding deception operation by Iran.

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Source: Reuters

Toronto police eye deadly van attack suspect's 'cryptic message'

Today 06:07 GMT

The man accused of plowing a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people, in Canada’s deadliest mass killing in decades left a “cryptic message” on social media before his attack, police said on Tuesday.

“The accused is alleged to have posted a cryptic message on Facebook minutes before” the attack, Graham Gibson, a Toronto police detective sergeant, told a news conference. “There is absolutely no place on our platform for people who commit such horrendous acts,” she said in an email.

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Source: CBS News

Melania Trump's hat has the internet in formation, comparing her to Beyoncé

Today 00:10 GMT

No, that honor goes to first lady Melania Trump, who arrived at the ceremony in a wide-brimmed white hat that now has social media users across the globe in formation.

While the French first lady opted for a more classic Chanel-style boucle dress and matching jacket, first lady Melania Trump made fashion waves by pairing a $2,195 Michael Kors Collection asymmetric belted crepe blazer and skirt suit with a trendy wide-brimmed Michael Kors Collection hat.

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Source: Common Domain

Armenian Leader Resigns in Wake of Protests

Today 06:06 GMT

Protests reached their height in recent days after the detention of opposition leader and lawmaker Nikol Pashinyan following a meeting in which Mr. Sargsyan abruptly walked out of the room during talks.

By contrast, former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych sent in riot police against student protesters in the early days of pro-European protests in Kiev and continued to ramp up violence during the protests until his police were shooting supporters in the street and he was forced to flee.

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Source: CTV

10 dead after van strikes pedestrians in Toronto, suspect identified

Today 00:40 GMT

Police in Toronto say they have arrested a male suspect after a white van mounted a curb in the city’s north end, killing 10 people and injuring 15 others.

Security increased as Maple Leafs hold moment of silence after deadly van incident. People sign a memorial in Toronto after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into a number of pedestrians on Monday, April 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette). Several people were struck by a van at Yonge St. and Finch Ave. in Toronto on Monday, April 23, 2018.

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Source: The Guradian

'Uncontrollable grief' of Kim Jong-un over North Korea bus disaster

Today 02:27 GMT

Kim Jong-un expressed his “bitter sorrow” over the deaths of dozens of Chinese tourists after their bus plunged off a bridge in North Korea.

Li Jinjun, China’s ambassador to North Korea, thanked Kim and said his visit to the embassy demonstrated the two countries “unbreakable and great friendship”, according to an account of the meeting by Yonhap news agency. Having spent the first six years of his leadership appearing at North Korean factories and military units, as well as making occasional forays to concerts, amusement parks and sports facilities, Kim made a surprise trip to China in March, amid a thaw in relations between Pyongyang and Beijing.

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Source: Global News

Rand Paul switches vote paving way for Mike Pompeo’s confirmation as secretary of state

Today 01:34 GMT

A U.S. Senate committee approved the nomination of President Donald Trump‘s choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, on Monday after a Republican senator who had been opposed threw his support behind the CIA director in the face of party pressure.

Mike Pompeo receives boost from Democratic senator for secretary of state nomination. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there were enough votes in the full Senate to confirm Pompeo this week.

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Source: The Guradian

Ronny Jackson, Trump's pick for veterans affairs job, faces hearing delay

Today 06:06 GMT

Senators are discussing a delay in the confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), over growing questions about the nominee’s ability to manage the government’s second-largest department.

Discussing Jackson, Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat and member of the Senate veterans affairs committee, said: “Some Republican colleagues have told me that they think the hearing should be postponed, which certainly deserves consideration. “I think there may well be a need for more time, in fairness to Admiral Jackson, so he and the administration have an opportunity to answer these questions fully and fairly.”

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Source: DW

Toronto van carnage suspect charged with 10 counts of murder

Today 06:07 GMT

A man killed 10 people on a Toronto sidewalk with a van has been charged with 10 counts of murder and 13 counts of attempted murder.

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Toronto authorities on Tuesday charged a van driver who plowed into a crowd of people on a busy sidewalk with murder. Police said the suspect, 25-year-old Alek M. was not known to them before Monday's carnage in Canada's most populous city, which left 10 people dead and 15 more injured.

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Source: New York Times

Fear and Hope in South Korea on Eve of Summit With Kim Jong-un

Today 06:06 GMT

As South Koreans prepare for their president to meet Kim Jong-un on Friday, many are left scratching their heads about the motives of a North Korean leader who has abruptly pivoted from threats of nuclear annihilation to offering warm peace overtures.

“The North Koreans are cheating again, putting up this show so they can buy time and ease sanctions, never intending to abandon their nuclear weapons,” said Kim Chang-guk, 73, who joined other older citizens in downtown Seoul on a recent weekend to protest the inter-Korean summit meeting. “I would rather believe a woman who has given birth to a baby and still insists that she is a virgin than Kim Jong-un.”

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Source: NBC News

Missing Mexican students were killed, dissolved in acid after mistaken identity: authorities

Today 06:07 GMT

Three Mexican film students who went missing in March in Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco were kidnapped, tortured and killed, and their bodies were dissolved in acid, authorities said Monday.

In 2014, the case of the 43 missing student teachers in the southern state of Guerrero gained national attention after a group of nearly 100 students from the Ayotzinapa Teacher’s College were ambushed by local police on September 26 of that year — leaving six dead and 43 missing.

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Source: Common Domain

Why the U.S. Bond Milestone Will Ripple Across Global Markets

Today 06:06 GMT

The market for U.S. government debt isn’t just larger, but more international than other major bond markets, leaving global investors more directly exposed to the Treasury market than U.S. investors are to conditions elsewhere in the world.

In globally connected markets, what U.S. consumers and businesses pay for their mortgages and loans can affect financial assets from Beijing to Buenos Aires.

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Source: New York Times

How Devin Nunes Turned the House Intelligence Committee Inside Out

Today 06:06 GMT

Much so that during Trump’s time in the White House, Nunes has transformed the Intelligence Committee into a beachhead from which to rally his fellow Republicans in support of the president against his perceived enemies — not just the Democratic Party but also the F.B.I., the Department of Justice and the entire intelligence community.

While many Republican elected officials had maintained a wary distance from their party’s presidential nominee, Nunes, the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, was one of the few, not to mention one of the most prominent, to offer Trump his unequivocal support — which included holding the fund-raiser.


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