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Turnbull Praises 'Swift And Just' US Missile Strikes In Syria

In the letter, dated Saturday, Trump said he "acted in the vital national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations" and as commander in chief. Some 87 people, including children, are believed to have been killed in the suspected sarin nerve agent strike on Khan Sheikhoun. "The Syrian government said it had abandoned chemical weapons". Read More

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Aspen Skiing buying California's Mammoth Resorts ski areas

Aspen Skiing buying California's Mammoth Resorts ski areas

As was the case in the Intrawest deal, the acquisition will not affect 2017-18 season passes for Mammoth Resorts . "By also acquiring and integrating Bear Mountain and Snow Summit into Mammoth we cemented Mammoth Resorts' position as the leading provider of ski and summer mountain experiences for all of Southern California", said Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group. Read More

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Trump's Syria strike celebrated by 'terrorists', Iran says

In their coverage of the U.S. strikes in Syria, the initial tone and message of mainstream Russian news channels was defiance. Trump praised his military for Friday's missile strike. The US administration's first recourse is very likely to be economic, pushing China to crack down on Chinese banks and companies said to provide North Korea access to the global financial system. Read More

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Trump seems to rule out deeper US intervention in Syria

Trump seems to rule out deeper US intervention in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested that unnamed forces inside Syria are plotting to carry out chemical attacks and frame the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for them. Tillerson, whom Putin awarded the Order of Friendship in 2012, was perhaps best suited for the mission of reestablishing communications. Lavrov said after the meeting that both sides agreed that there should be an investigation into the alleged April 4 sarin gas attack on the northern town of Khan ... Read More

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ACLU Maine sues over records related to travel ban

ACLU Maine sues over records related to travel ban

The 13 lawsuits, filed from Georgia to OR this week, became necessary after the federal agency didn't respond to a February 2 Freedom of Information Act request, the ACLU said Wednesday in a statement . The federal Freedom of Information Act was enacted to ensure timely access to information of public concern. The lawsuit calls on the court to declare that the federal government has violated FOIA laws, order them to disclose the requested records without any fee and to cover the ACLU's ... Read More

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Manafort firm received Ukraine ledger payout

The same spokesperson added that the work was not for the Russian government (presumably, this is regarding his work for pro-Russian factions in Ukraine) and started before he joined the campaign. Manafort is expected to register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent representing Ukraine's interests between 2012 and 2014, the sources said. Read More

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Russia-US relations have 'worsened' under Trump: Putin

It was the eighth time during Syria's six-year-old civil war that Moscow has used its veto power on the Security Council to shield Assad's government. Moscow and Washington have traded barbs over last week's chemical attack, which killed 89 people, and prompted the U.S. to carry out its first strike against the Syrian regime in the six-year conflict, taking out aircraft and infrastructure at a Syrian military air base. Read More

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US, Russia jab over Syria before diplomatic talks in Moscow

US, Russia jab over Syria before diplomatic talks in Moscow

The strikes thrust the administration of President Donald Trump, who came to power in January calling for warmer ties with Russian Federation, into confrontation with Moscow. "We're not going into Syria", he said in an interview with the New York Post. "There is overwhelming support in what the USA did", Britain's foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, said Monday, "signaling that we will not tolerate the barbaric use of chemical weapons". Read More

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JUST IN: Senate Votes to Confirm Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

JUST IN: Senate Votes to Confirm Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Gorsuch is now expected to be formally sworn in on Monday and will join his eight fellow justices in an investiture ceremony to be held later this month. Vice President Pence is presiding over the vote in his role as president of the Senate. Liberals have slammed Gorsuch for cases in which he decided in favor of businesses and corporate interests at the expense of American workers. Read More

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Schiff Can't Say There's Evidence of Trump Campaign Colluding With Russia

Schiff Can't Say There's Evidence of Trump Campaign Colluding With Russia

Speaking to CNN's Jake Tapper, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee suggested that the White House likely tried to manipulate the congressional investigation by passing along documents to Rep. The Senate Intelligence Committee promptly rejected the request. A senior congressional official with direct knowledge said Flynn's lawyer was told it was "wildly preliminary" and that immunity was "not on the table" at the moment. Read More

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News of Iraq trip with Kushner mid-air poses security risks

Basically, Trump has officially tapped Kushner to find out how to run the country like a business. The official isn't authorised to speak about confidential meetings by name and demanded anonymity. A visit that brief is not enough to understand the complex situation in Iraq, but for a fleeting moment for first-time visitors, it can feel like it. Read More

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Israel approves new West Bank settlement

The unanimous vote in favour of construction of the new settlement in an area called Emek Shilo, which was announced in an Israeli government statement , drew instant criticism by Palestinian leaders. It is regarded as an impediment to a two-state solution in the Middle East, and Palestinians in the West Bank consider it an expansion of Israel into what they consider their future homeland. Read More

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NY appeals court judge found dead on Hudson River shore

The medical examiner has not determined a cause of death and an investigation is ongoing. Abdus-Salaam was the first African-American woman, and the first Muslim , to serve on the Court of Appeals. JThe wrote at the time: "We agree that, in light of more recently delineated legal principles, the definition of "parent" established by this Court 25 years ago in Alison D. Read More

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Vimy Ridge Anniversary Ceremonies

It was a singular victory for Canada, and forever changed the perception of the country and former colony in its allies' eyes. Others, like high-school student Chloe McManus of East Hants, N.S., who had come to Vimy with several members of her history class, struggled to find the right words to express what Vimy meant to her. Read More

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78-year-old hiker found dead on Southern California mountain

78-year-old hiker found dead on Southern California mountain

Kim's family members became anxious when he didn't come home from his hike on Friday, according to police. In this December 14, 2016 photo, Seuk "Sam" Kim pauses at a trail sign on approach to Mount Baldy, in Mount Baldy, Calif. Eighteen search-and-rescue teams had been searching for Kim, who was described as an avid and experienced hiker. Sam Kim takes in the sunset light bathing the shoulders of the San Gabriel Mountains on hike down from the Mt. Read More

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Bangla ink 22 pacts; PM assures early solution on Teesta

Bangla ink 22 pacts; PM assures early solution on Teesta

The other key MoUs inked were on passenger and cruise services on the coastal and protocol route, and cooperation on cyber security and in the peaceful uses of outer space. The Indian government had committed to the addition of another 500 MW under an existing inter-connection. The two leaders also directed officials to conclude discussions on various "aspects relating to sharing of waters of the Feni, Manu, Muhuri, Khowai, Gumti, Dharla and Dudhkumar rivers". Read More

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EC dismisses media reports about malfunctioning of 18 EVMs

Opposition leaders on Monday chose to raise the matter of "faulty" electronic voting machines with Election Commission of India. The debate on whether EVMs could be manipulated or not had in August 2009 prompted the EC to take what it said was the "extraordinary measure" of inviting sceptics to tamper with any one of 100 machines made available to them. Read More

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Arab Leaders Renew Call for Palestinian State

The trio looked at "efforts to back the Palestinian Authority and means of bolstering regional and global efforts to resume Israeli-Palestinian negotiations", the statement by Egypt's presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef added. Syria, which has been suspended from the Arab league since the start of its bloody civil war, remains a divisive issue. A Jordanian official told Reuters that the final statement from the summit was expected to include a condemnation of Iran for what it called meddling ... Read More

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Panel chief to step aside from Russian Federation probe

Inskeep: If [Nunes] recuses himself, he remains chairman, and so that part of his work is taken over by Mike Conaway of Texas, I guess, who's the number two guy - or Peter King of NY who's the number three guy. "High quality", Trump said. Rep. Eric Swalwell said he learned of Nunes' resignation from news reports. Immediately afterward, critics said he had disclosed classified information in what many saw as an effort to provide cover to Trump's wiretapping claim and distract from the wider ... Read More

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Russian Police Make Arrests Related to Subway Bombing

People form digits of the time of the subway bombing in memory of victims of the tragic event, on Marsovo Polye in St.Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. However, they are suspected of actively recruiting other Central Asian migrants to join Islamic State and another militant group, the Nusra Front, the investigative committee said. Read More

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Daesh shoots down Iraq chopper over Mosul, killing two pilots

Daesh shoots down Iraq chopper over Mosul, killing two pilots

More than 302,000 people have fled Mosul since the start of the offensive, with the International Organization for Migration saying 30,000 people were displaced last week alone. The coalition has faced criticism for mounting civilian casualties in Mosul, the most controversial incident a March 17 strike in the Al-Jadida neighborhood of the city, which left at least 140 people dead, according to the United Nations. Read More

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Trump says US not going to get involved in Syria

Some of Washington's allies had been wary of Trump, who spoke during his election campaign of seeking closer ties with Moscow and questioned the value of US support for its traditional friends. "I said that this was a provocation but who it was organized by, I did not say". The White House said Tuesday that Russian Federation and Syria were trying to "confuse the world community about who is responsible" for the chemical attack. Read More

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Important events in Bentley's tenure as Alabama governor

Bentley pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges related to campaign finance law. In August of that year Bentley's wife Dianne filed for divorce and in September an agreement was finalized. "I certainly thought that the decision might be later in the week, but it did move fast and I've got a good, wonderful staff in the Lt. Governor's office and so we got busy". Read More

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