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  • FOX News 0 sec ago
    • A top Mexican official on Tuesday said that Mexico may consider charging a fee for Americans entering the country in what could be seen as a retaliation to President Trump's call for a border wall.
    • Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, in a meeting with Mexico's top legislators, called Trump's plan an "unfriendly, hostile" act, and called on his colleagues to consider the entry fee.
    • Videgaray went on to say that Mexico would not pay a cent towards the wall.
    • He said if talks between the U.S. and Mexico fail to satisfy both countries, the Mexican government would consider reducing security cooperation.
    • "If the negotiation on other themes — immigration, the border, trade — isn't satisfactory to Mexico's interests, we will have to review our existing cooperation," Videgaray said.
  • Reuters: World News 1 hour 57 min ago
    • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Brackla community centre, in Bridgend Wales, April 25, 2017.
    • REUTERS/Rebecca Naden LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that old age pension payments would continue to rise if her party wins a June 8 election, but avoided renewing a pledge made by her predecessor that mandates a minimum 2.5 percent annual rise.
    • "I am clear that under a Conservative government pensioner incomes would continue to increase," May told parliament, when asked if she would recommit to the triple lock.
    • May's finance minister Philip Hammond last week said the issue of pensioner poverty has been fixed, heightening speculation that the triplelock policy could be ditched in the upcoming manifesto.
    • The current policy was criticized by a crossparty committee of lawmakers who said it was "inherently unsustainable" and unfair on younger generations.
  • Reuters: World News 2 hours 2 min ago
    • Despite not having a parliamentary mandate to take military action in Syria, then Prime Minister David Cameron told lawmakers at the time that Khan had been targeted and killed in a precision Royal Air Force drone strike.
    • It was the first time Britain is known to have conducted a lethal drone strike against one of its own citizens abroad outside a traditional theater of war.
    • For the strike to be justified under the UN Charter, the strike must be a necessary and proportionate response to an armed attack which is deemed imminent.
    • However, the lawmakers said that they were unable to assess if this was the case, as they were denied a look at a key governmental submission.
    • "This failure to provide what we consider to be relevant documents is profoundly disappointing," said Dominic Grieve, the chair of a committee of lawmakers which published its report into UK lethal drone strikes in Syria.
  • Reuters: World News 2 hours 5 min ago
    • A boat rests on a bed of water hyacinth choking the port of the city of Kisumu, Kenya April 19, 2017.
    • REUTERS/Baz Ratner A man walks past posters of primaries elections candidates in the city of Kisumu, Kenya April 19, 2017.
    • REUTERS/Baz Ratner Men sit near posters of primaries elections candidates in the city of Kisumu, Kenya April 20, 2017.
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    • REUTERS/Baz Ratner Men ride on top of a vehicle during a primaries elections event in the city of Kisumu, Kenya April 20, 2017.
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  • FOX News 2 hours 8 min ago
    • An international rights group says Israel has granted a work visa to its regional director that was denied earlier this year.
    • New Yorkbased Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that Omar Shakir received the oneyear work permit upon entering the country.
    • The Interior Ministry said at the time of the ban in February that the group is biased against the Jewish state.
    • Israel has long accused it and other rights groups of focusing excessively and unfairly on its actions.
    • HRW has issued a series of reports documenting alleged rights abuses by both Israel and the Palestinians.
  • FOX News 2 hours 9 min ago
    • The Russian counterintelligence agency has announced the arrest of two suspected supporters of the Islamic State group who it says were planning a terror attack.
    • The FSB said Wednesday the two men were arrested in an apartment in YuzhnoSakhalinsk, a city on the Pacific island of Sakhalin.
    • It said one was a citizen of Russia and the other of one of the former Soviet republics in Central Asia.
    • The agency said a search of where they were living turned up a homemade explosive device and IS propaganda literature.
    • The FSB has appeared eager to demonstrate its ability to prevent attacks following this month's suicide bombing on the St.
  • FOX News 2 hours 14 min ago
    • The European Union says the referendum in Turkey two weeks ago has raised "serious concerns" within the bloc on the democratic standards in Ankara and said it was up to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to clarify his position whether Turkey still wants to become an EU member.
    • EU Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said Wednesday that despite the rift between the two, cooperation on issues like refugees and migrants remained necessary.
    • Dombrovskis said that "we have serious concerns but at the same time there are a number of areas where we must work together.
    • It is up for Turkey to clarify its intentions toward EU and as regards the accession process."
    • Membership talks have been at a near standstill for years amid increasing questions whether Erdogan wanted to stop it.
  • Reuters: World News 2 hours 17 min ago
    • Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, attends a campaign political rally at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, April 17, 2017.
    • REUTERS/Christian Hartmann Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, celebrates on stage at the Parc des Expositions hall in Paris after partial results in the first round of 2017 French presidential election, France, April 23, 2017.
    • Francois Baroin, who served as a finance minister for former president Nicolas Sarkozy, on Wednesday publicly stated he was ready to work as prime minister in a "cohabitation" arrangement with Macron.
    • Baroin told CNews he would vote for Macron on May 7 without hesitation but that he would not join in helping his campaign.
    • The arrangement curbed Chirac's daytoday control over the direction of the economy, reducing him largely to looking after foreign policy and defense.
  • CNET News 2 hours 18 min ago
    • It's probably the least Marvel movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" oozes with charm.
    • These won't ruin the movie, but if you want to go into it with a clean slate, don't read on.
    • "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" easily delivers the best post credit scenes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially impressive since there are four more of them than usual.
    • Sure, most end credits are just text on a boring black background (yawn) but "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" has a beautiful animated sequence.
    • "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" opens in Australia on 25 April, the UK on 28 April and the US on 5 May.
  • FOX News 2 hours 23 min ago
    • Italy's economic development minister says that failing airline Alitalia will receive a government bridge loan to keep it operational while a new owner is sought.
    • Carlo Calenda told Radio 24 on Wednesday that a loan of 300 million to 400 million euros ($326 million$435 million) would keep the airline flying for six months under receivership.
    • Asked if German airline Lufthansa was interested in buying the company, Calenda gave a quick "I hope," then added more cautiously, "It would be interesting to explore."