News archive from 10 April 2017

China bars wife of detained Taiwan activist from visiting

TAIPEI, Taiwan –  The wife of a pro-democracy activist detained in China says she has been prevented from flying to the mainland to demand a visit with her husband, whose case has inflamed cross-strait tensions. Li Ching-yu told reporters that airline...

 

G-7 ministers aim to press Russia to end Assad support

LUCCA, Italy –  Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering for a meeting given urgency by the chemical attack in Syria and the U.S. military response. The meeting in the Tuscan walled city of Lucca that starts...

 
Trump-taxes: President scraps tax plan, timetable threatened

Trump-taxes: President scraps tax plan, timetable threatened

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has scrapped the tax plan he campaigned on and is going back to the drawing board in a search for Republican consensus behind legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax system. The administration's first attempt to...

Chron, 02:42 in Politics
 

Once opposed to intervention, Trump says he can be flexible

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In the aftermath of President Donald Trump's surprise strikes on Syria, his allies and adversaries have searched for some broader meaning in his decision. Is Trump now a humanitarian interventionist, willing to wield American...

Chron, 02:42 in Politics
 
AP Fact Check: Trump and lawmakers on Syria, jobs, court

AP Fact Check: Trump and lawmakers on Syria, jobs, court

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was notified prior to the Syrian missile strikes and says he is fully committed to working with the administration in the days ahead. (April 7) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An AP Fact Check...

Chron, 02:42 in Politics
 
Coming Up: This week at the Texas Legislature

Coming Up: This week at the Texas Legislature

AUSTIN -- Negotiations on the final version of a state budget will queue up this week at the State Capitol, but don't look much public action -- or any chance of a final budget, for sure -- as the Republican-controlled Legislature gets ready for its...

Chron, 02:42 in Politics
 
Poland marks anniversary of president's death in plane crash

Poland marks anniversary of president's death in plane crash

WARSAW, Poland –  Wreath-laying ceremonies have opened Poland's state observances of the seventh anniversary of a plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski, the first lady and 94 others. Poland's ruling party is led by Kaczynski's...

 

Malaysia seizes 18 rhino horns from Mozambique

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –  Malaysian authorities say they have seized 18 rhino horns believed to have been smuggled into the country from Mozambique. Airport customs director Hamzah Sundang says the horns were flown from Mozambique and transited in...

 

Trump to sell attack planes to Nigeria for Boko Haram fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation's security forces,...

Chron, 03:24 in Politics
 
Trump security adviser urges Russia to rethink Syria support

Trump security adviser urges Russia to rethink Syria support

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser is calling on Russia to re-evaluate its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, leaving open the possibility of additional U.S. military action against Syria. In his first...

Chron, 03:35 in Politics
 

Tillerson, G7 ministers look to pressure Russia to reconsider Assad support

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, along with six other Group of Seven foreign ministers, aim to send Russia a “clear and coordinated message” in the wake of the U.S.’ response to a gas attack that left scores dead. Tillerson, British Foreign Secretary...

Fox News, 03:59 in Politics
 
Jewish family renews fight for Passover manuscript

Jewish family renews fight for Passover manuscript

JERUSALEM –  The grandchildren of a prominent Jewish victim of the Nazis are renewing their fight for title to the world's oldest illustrated Passover manuscript, hoping newly-unearthed documents will boost their claim to a prized jewel of Israel's...

 

Trump administration back to square one on tax reform

President Trump has gone back to the drawing board on is tax reform as he looks for wide-ranging Republican support behind legislation to overhaul the tax system. White House officials have said that it is unlikely a tax overhaul will meet the August...

Fox News, 04:18 in Politics
 

Barclays CEO probed over attempt to unmask whistleblower

LONDON –  Barclays bank says its CEO is being investigated by regulators for his attempts to unmask a whistleblower who had raised concerns about a senior employee. The bank said Monday that Jes Staley faces an inquiry for his "individual conduct...

 

Le Pen says France not responsible for WWII roundup of Jews

PARIS –  French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron says far-right contender Marine Le Pen made "a serious mistake" by denying that the French State was responsible for the roundup of Jews in World War II. Macron, an independent centrist,...

 

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