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  1. Street sales and parties; the Dutch mark king’s birthday

    04.28 / 01:37 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    The Netherlands is marking the 50th birthday of King Willem-Alexander with orange-clad citizens holding parties and street sales throughout the country. The monarch and his family were spending King’s Day in the city of Tilburg, where thousands of people – many wearing inflatable orange crowns – lined the streets to catch a glimpse of Willem-Alexander,…
  2. Abbas to stop funding electricity in Hamas-run Gaza: Israel

    04.28 / 01:05 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    Israel says it was told by the Palestinian self-rule government in the West Bank that it will stop paying for electricity Israel sells to the Gaza Strip. Palestinian officials had no immediate comment Thursday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to exert financial pressure on political rival Hamas to cede control of Gaza, a territory…
  3. UN says slight drop in war deaths, but more women among them

    04.27 / 23:55 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    The number of civilians dying in Afghanistan’s protracted 16-year war dropped slightly during the first three months of this year, the United Nations reported Thursday, but in a surprising twist more women and children are among the dead and wounded than in previous casualty reports. The report blamed the hike in casualties among women and…
  4. Mnuchin: Trump has released plenty of financial info

    04.27 / 22:49 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    President Donald Trump “has no intention” of releasing his tax returns to the public, says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, asserting Americans have “plenty of information” about the president’s financial matters. For decades, presidents have released their tax returns. But Trump has so far refused, saying that he would share the tax documents only after the…
  5. Pope faces balancing act in Egypt amid security fears

    04.27 / 21:36 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    Pope Francis is facing a religious and diplomatic balancing act as he heads to Egypt this weekend, hoping to comfort its Christian community after a spate of Islamic attacks while seeking to improve relations with Egypt’s Muslim leaders. Security has been tightened, with shops ordered closed and police conducting door-to-door checks in the upscale Cairo…
  6. French tourist recovers in New Zealand after shark attack

    04.27 / 21:05 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    A French tourist was recovering in a New Zealand hospital Thursday after a shark mauled her leg while she was bodyboarding at a remote beach. The woman, who appeared to be in her early 20s, remained conscious and calm after the attack, said Catlins Surf School owner Nick Smart. He said her friends dragged her…
  7. Trump to sign order creating accountability office at VA

    04.27 / 20:02 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order creating an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Trump, who made improving veterans’ care a prominent issue as he campaigned for office, was issuing the order Thursday while visiting the VA. It will create a new Office of Accountability and Whistleblower…
  8. France debates: did Le Pen or Macron win Whirlpool fight?

    04.27 / 16:45 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    France is furiously debating who out of Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron won “the battle of Whirlpool” — the remarkable clash of styles on Wednesday when both presidential candidates stumped for blue-collar votes at a closure-threatened appliance factory in northern France. Former presidential candidate Francois Bayrou — a Macron ally — is awarding victory [R…
  9. Pentagon gets more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops

    04.27 / 15:33 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, in another move by President Donald Trump to shift greater power to his military leaders. The decision will give Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to send more forces into Syria, to assist U.S.-backed local…
  10. Merkel wants dialogue before Brexit negotiations

    04.27 / 14:56 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Britain must engage in “constructive dialogue” with the European Union before negotiations can begin on its departure from the bloc. “We need to know how Britain sees its future relations with us,” Merkel told the German parliament Thursday. “Let there be no doubt: Brexit negotiations will demand a lot from…
  11. White House says Trump won’t immediately pull out of NAFTA

    04.27 / 13:36 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to do just that. The White House made the surprise announcement Wednesday in a read-out…
  12. Dad reveals Hawaii site where he says he dumped dead son

    04.27 / 13:36 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    The father of a Hawaii boy who went missing 20 years ago rode in a van with police and prosecutors last weekend, leading them to the site where he says he dumped his dead son’s remains. Peter Kema Sr., wearing a jail jumpsuit and shackles, went on the outing Sunday as part of a plea…
  13. Trooper ambush killer sentenced to death in Pennsylvania

    04.27 / 13:36 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s. On Wednesday, it rang again. Eric Frein, the would-be revolutionary who shot two Pennsylvania troopers, one fatally, in a late-night attack at their barracks, was sentenced to death late Wednesday. The jury’s decision that Frein should die…
  14. Australian firefighters contend with pet crocodile

    04.27 / 13:36 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    Firefighters who fought a blaze at a house in the tropical Australian city of Darwin on Thursday contended with the added distraction of being watched by a 4-meter (13-foot) pet crocodile. The fire destroyed the two-story house in the upscale suburb of Fannie Bay but did not harm the huge reptile that lives in a…
  15. Jefferson Muzzle ‘awards’ take aim at free-speech offenders

    04.27 / 12:49 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    A Tennessee sheriff accused of deleting atheists’ comments on a county Facebook page, a school chief who dismissed a teacher who stepped on the American flag in class, and the U.S. Senate for a bill targeting speech on college campuses are among the winners of the Jefferson Muzzles — satiric awards bestowed annually by a […
  16. Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag on

    04.27 / 12:49 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    An acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don’t get better soon — and driving rumors that China is to blame. The shortage, which is extremely unusual if not unprecedented, began last […
  17. Hong Kong widens crackdown, arrests 9 more activists

    04.27 / 12:11 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    Hong Kong authorities expanded their crackdown on the Chinese-controlled territory’s opposition with a fresh round of arrests of pro-democracy activists on Thursday. Police detained up to nine activists for their apparent involvement in an anti-China protest last year, according to social media posts from two political parties, Demosisto and League of Social Democrats , whose…
  18. 3 rescued after US Navy helicopter crashes near Guam

    04.27 / 12:11 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    Two pilots and a crewmember have been rescued after the U.S. Navy helicopter they were riding in crashed in waters near Guam. The Navy says Thursday’s crash happened as the helicopter was conducting routine flight operations. Guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey rescued the pilots and air crewman, who were uninjured. The MH-6R Seahawk helicopter is assigned…
  19. Asian stock slip as investors mull Trump tax plan

    04.27 / 11:31 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    Asian shares slipped Thursday as investors digested the scant details of President Donald Trump’s U.S. tax overhaul, and economic and corporate reports. Investors also were awaiting a policy statement from the Bank of Japan that’s expected to provide fresh insights into the state of Asia’s second-biggest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost…
  20. Venezuelan unrest continues as Maduro decides to quit OAS

    04.27 / 11:31 newdelhitimes.com Newdelhitimes.com - World
    Following through on its threat, Venezuela’s government announced it is quitting the Organization of American States, accusing the regional body of meddling in its internal affairs over weeks of political unrest. The step was taken Wednesday just hours after violent clashes in Caracas between security forces and protesters during yet another march against the socialist…