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Obama urges world leaders to safeguard nuclear material from 'madmen'
- April 06, 2016

Obama concluded the assault with a nod to America's history in the region , saying the USA nuclear policy in Asia "rests on the true sacrifices that our men and women made in World War II". Though the summit was focused on fissile stockpiles, other nuclear concerns inevitably drew broad attention, including North Korea and its continued testing of nuclear devices and ballistic missiles. (more...)
Trump threat to run as independent counterproductive: party chief
- April 06, 2016

The prospect that Trump will launch an insurgent third party run and draw his ardent supporters away from a rival Republican nominee, widening the divisions in the GOP, is a nightmare scenario for party leaders. If he (or any other candidate) secures 1,237 delegates before the Republican convention opens in Cleveland in July, then the nomination is theoretically in the bag, as those delegates are pledged to vote for their candidate. (more...)
Syrian forces enter Islamic State-held town near Palmyra
- April 06, 2016

The destroyed sarcophagus of Syriac Catholic St. Elian was found after troops regained control of the town of Qaryatain from Islamic State militants. The Turkish Foreign Ministry says its consulate in the Iraqi city of Mosul was destroyed by U.S.-led coalition jets because it was occupied by fighters from the Islamic State group . (more...)
Trump's probability of winning nomination drops: PredictIt
- April 06, 2016

At this time, said Cruz , the entire country is looking at Wisconsin to see what happens in the race for the GOP. Cruz in the state by at least ten percent. "I can be so presidential if I want" - also disputed the extent of women voters' dislike for him. If the Republican race culminates in a contested convention, such delegates , who are effectively free agents until July, could make the difference in denying frontrunner Donald Trump the nomination. (more...)
ICC dismisses case against Kenya's deputy president ICC dismisses case against Kenya's deputy president
- April 06, 2016

It may yet be subject to appeal. Cases against three other Kenyan officials were also abandoned. Judge Robert Fremr found there was insufficient evidence to proceed. The latest decision is a further steback for ICC prosecutors and provoked dismay among vicitms' families in Kenya. "There is no doubt that this will come as a disappointment for victims", Wilfred Nderitu told reporters in Nairobi. (more...)
EU begins shipping migrants in Greece back to Turkey EU begins shipping migrants in Greece back to Turkey
- April 06, 2016

But thousands of other people in Greece , who are at risk of deportation, have fled war in Syria and Iraq and then risked their lives to cross from Turkey to Greece in rickety boats and inflatable rafts. "There were two Syrians who did not request asylum for personal reasons", he said. A few dozen activists on Chios gathered near the embarkation site to protest against the deportations, chanting "Freedom", an AFP photographer said. (more...)