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The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Apr 2017



The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Apr 2017

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10 WORLD FRIDAY APRIL 14 2017 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 MOSCOW: The presidents of the US and Russia have both presented souring views of the relationship between their two countries, exchanging sharp words as Moscow extended an icy welcome to the United States top diplomat in a faceoff over Syria. In Washington, President Donald Trump said the United States relationship with Moscow may be at an all-time low. Trumps comments follow the biggest foreign policy decision of his new presidency when he ordered 59 cruise missiles be fired into Syrian air base as payback for a deadly poison gas the US believed the Syrian regime carried out on April 4. Russia condemned the US action. Hours earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin was equally pessimistic, saying in an interview on Russian television: The level of trust on a working level, especially on the military level, has not improved but has rather deteriorated. The rhetoric came as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received an unusually hostile reception in Moscow, where any hope of better USRussia relations were dashed by the American missile strike. Tillerson met Putin in the Kremlin after talking to his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, for about three hours. The Kremlin had previously declined to confirm Putin would meet Tillerson, reflecting the renewed tensions. Trump had frequently called during the 2016 US presidential election campaign for warmer ties with Putin, despite criticism from lawmakers in his own Republican Party. But the civil war in Syria has driven a wedge between Moscow and Washington, upend The level of trust on a working level ... has not improved V L A D I M I R P U T I N United passengers to be fully reimbursed CHICAGO: In a bid to quell the uproar after a man was forcibly removed from an overbooked aircraft in Chicago, United Airlines has announced all passengers on that flight will be fully reimbursed. The underfire airline has also announced it will no longer use police to remove passengers from overbooked flights and will review how it goes about seeking people to voluntarily give up their seats when a flight is full. United Airlines parent company chief executive Oscar Munoz has told ABCs Good Morning America that he felt ashamed watching the video footage showing a Kentucky doctor being dragged off the jet on Sunday. Munoz repeated his apology to David Dao, his family and the other passengers who witnessed the incident. Fat or pregnant? Dutch TV show under fire AMSTERDAM: A new reality show has come under fire for asking male contestants to judge whether a woman is fat or pregnant. The show, Neem Je Zwemspullen Mee (which translates as Bring Your Bathing Suit), aired its first episode on Sunday, The New York Post reports. A woman walked out to a rotating podium in the middle of the studio where four men were asked to contemplate whether she was growing a human life, or if shed gained weight. Another segment asked the male contestants if a womans breasts were real or fake. Trump, Putin trade blows ing what many in Russia hoped would be a transformation in relations. As Tillerson sat down for talks with Lavrov on Wednesday, a volley of statements, including from a senior Russian official, appeared timed to maximise the awkwardness during the first visit to Moscow by a member of Trumps cabinet. Lavrov doubled down on Russias support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, repeating denials that Assads government was to blame for the gas attack, instead saying it may have been faked by Assads enemies. Tillerson reiterated the US position that Assad must eventually relinquish power in Syria. We discussed our view that Russia as their closest ally in the conflict perhaps has the best means of helping Assad recognise this reality, he said. Lavrov said the missile strike was illegal and accused Washington of unpredictable behaviour. But Lavrov said some progress has been made and that a working group would examine the state of US-Russia ties. A young male orangutan named Otis is held by his mother at the Erie Zoo Pennsylvania. The orangutan, born on February 1 was officially named after zoo officials received 6000 suggestions in a recent naming contest Picture: CHRISTOPHER MILLETTE/ERIE TIMES-NEWS Little Otis is such a cutieLittle Otis is such a cutie BERLIN: Authorities have arrested a suspected Islamist in connection with what Chancellor Angela Merkel called a despicable attack on a bus carrying players of one of the countrys top soccer teams. Merkel said she was appalled by Tuesday evenings incident, in which three explosions went off as the Borussia Dortmund bus made its way to a match. Spanish defender Marc Bartra suffered injuries to his arm and wrist. The attack forced a 24-hour postponement of the teams high-profile clash with Monaco, which turned out to be a pulsating encounter that the visitors won 3-2. I encouraged everyone to take the game seriously but football is not the most import ant thing in the world, Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel said after the game. Police stepped up security for the rescheduled match and for a second Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. An exit from the Dortmund stadium was closed as police examined suspicious packages. Suspected Islamist detained for attack Weekend BUFFET Brunch

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