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Senate staff perplexed by unusual White House private briefing on North Korea

Tuesday  11:35,   25 april 2017
The Washington Post

Some lawmakers wondered if President Trump intends to use highly sensitive meeting as a photo op ahead of the 100-day mark.The White House announced Monday that it would host an unusual private briefing on North Korea for the entire Senate,[...]

Senate staff perplexed by unusual White House private briefing on North Korea

Tuesday  11:26,   25 april 2017
The Washington Post

Some lawmakers wondered if President Trump intends to use highly sensitive meeting as a photo op ahead of the 100-day mark.The White House announced Monday that it would host an unusual private briefing on North Korea for the entire Senate,[...]

Le Pen temporarily steps down as head of National Front Party

Tuesday  10:05,   25 april 2017
France 24

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is temporarily stepping down as head of her National Front party .Monday's move appears to be a way for Le Pen to embrace a wide range of potential voters ahead of the May 7 runoff[...]

Football fan scoops £50,000 off £2.50 accumulator bet - after picking 15 games at RANDOM

Tuesday  10:05,   25 april 2017
MSN

Rangers supporter Alan Thomson was in a rush so placed his goal bet in just 10 seconds but it proved to be a winnerAlan Thomson, who makes the famous Tunnock's teacakes and caramel logs for a living, placed his 20,000-1 accumulator on 15 English[...]

Man Sends Birthday Cards Every Year to Dog Shared With Estranged Wife

Tuesday  09:36,   25 april 2017
Inside Edition

That love may save his marriage. One man’s love for his dog may save his marriage.Juan Hernandez has been sending his dog, Apollo, birthday cards for the two years that he has been separated from his wife, Rebecca Hernandez.Rebecca, who married[...]

Obama makes first public speech since leaving office

Tuesday  08:55,   25 april 2017
dw.com

In his first major address since leaving office, Obama urged young people to help bridge political divides. He spent most of his time on stage listening to comments from students at the university where he once lectured. Former US President Barack[...]

Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

Tuesday  07:31,   25 april 2017
Associated Press

Two inmates received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night about three hours apart as Arkansas completed the nation's first double execution since 2000, just days after the state ended a nearly 12-year hiatus on administering[...]

EU to slap Britain with a €2bn fraud claim bill

Tuesday  06:35,   25 april 2017
International Business Times

European officials believe UK failing to stop customs fraud involving Chinese gangs.HM Revenue & Customs is believed to have failed to stop Chinese crime gangs from undervaluing goods being imported into the EU through Dover and Felixstowe, avoiding [...]

Parents jailed after toddler left unsupervised in bath drowns

Tuesday  05:35,   25 april 2017
Press Association

The youngster had been left unsupervised in a bath seat in an upstairs bathroom for at least 13 minutes while the couple were downstairs. During their two-week trial, a jury heard Passey had been sitting in the back garden enjoying the sunshine and[...]

Woman Whose 10-Year-Old Daughter Was Killed in 1999 Loses a Second Daughter to Murder: 'Has to Be a Nightmare'

Tuesday  04:35,   25 april 2017
People

Woman Whose 10-Year-Old Daughter Was Killed in 1999 Loses a Second Daughter to Murder: 'Has to Be a Nightmare'That's when her 10-year-old daughter, Pamela "Pammy" Butler, was rollerblading outside of her Kansas City, Kansas, home when a[...]

El Chapo Complains About Conditions at Manhattan Jail

Tuesday  04:35,   25 april 2017
The New York Times

The drug lord and serial prison escapee has been protesting issues including the tap water, visitor restrictions and the television programming in the rec room.Most days, they get an hour to themselves in a tiny “recreation” room with a treadmill, a [...]

Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential runoff vote

Monday  21:15,   24 april 2017
Reuters

France's outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the runoff represented a[...]

Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential runoff vote

Monday  21:15,   24 april 2017
Reuters

France's outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the runoff represented a[...]

Corbyn asks Scots to keep 'vicious' Tories out

Monday  20:40,   24 april 2017
Sky News

Jeremy Corbyn has said the SNP is "obsessed" with independence and only his party can keep the Tories out of power. The Labour leader urged Scottish voters to help him stop the "vicious Tory party" by voting Labour, saying the party was[...]

Many children displaced from Calais Jungle camp 'have family in UK'

Monday  17:20,   24 april 2017
Press Association

More than a third of the children thought to be sleeping rough in Calais six months after the Jungle camp was demolished may have family in the UK, new research suggests. Around 400 refugees and migrants - half of whom are thought to be[...]