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Sanders calls on Trump to come to Congress over Syria strikes

In his first televised interview, H.R. McMaster pointed to dual US goals of defeating the Islamic State group and removing Assad from power. "From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well", said the statement published by the group on media outlet Ilam al Harbi (War Media). Read More

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Syria responds to Trump's 'animal' remark for Assad

The United States and other Western governments blame Assad's regime. He went on to say that the Syrian Air Force did not hit any targets in Khan Sheikhoun with chemical weapons. cruise missiles landed on Syria's Shayrat air base". The world s chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday that allegations a chemical attack took place in Khan Sheikhun were "credible". Read More

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Supreme Court says impeachment of Bentley can proceed

Supreme Court says impeachment of Bentley can proceed

Following the court's decision, the House Judiciary Committee said it planned to proceed with impeachment hearings on Monday. The state's Supreme Court gave lawmakers the go-ahead to move forward with impeachment efforts on Friday. McCutcheon says he is hopeful that Bentley would "do the right thing and step down immediately". The report says her suspicions of an affair were confirmed when Bentley mistakenly sent his wife a text that read "I love you Rebekah" with a red-rose emoji. Read More

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Trump's chief strategist dumped from US National Security Council

An official says Bannon was only on board to oversee now-ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's work to "deoperationalize" the National Security Council from the broad purview it had under Susan Rice . Bloomberg first reported Bannon's removal from the Principals Committee. He has been regarded as one of the most influential figures in the White House who has the trust and attention of Trump. Read More

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Woman Dies After Knife Attack on Jerusalem Light Railway

The British Foreign Office in London said in a statement: "We can confirm the tragic death of a British national in Jerusalem ". She had been stabbed multiple times in the chest. Today in Jerusalem , a female Christian British tourist - no doubt here for Easter -was brutally murdered by a palestinian terrorist , in an attack that also injured a pregnant woman. Read More

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Hungarian PM Sends Condolences to Egypt Following Palm Sunday Terrorist Attacks

Hungarian PM Sends Condolences to Egypt Following Palm Sunday Terrorist Attacks

The attacks killed at least 44 and injured more than 100, Reuters reported . The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the two attacks that came about three hours apart. "I saw blood, organs of friends scattered over the ground". "I was shocked to hear of the tragic bombing attacks on innocent Egyptians at places of worship in Tanta and Alexandria", Rivlin wrote. Read More

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USA officials say Russian inaction enabled Syria chemical attack

USA officials say Russian inaction enabled Syria chemical attack

Retired US Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, a CNN military analyst, said the frigate appeared to be a show of force by Russian Federation, which since late 2015 has been conducting airstrikes in Syria against forces opposing the Syrian regime. "So they want to make sure they're tracking those (US) ships". Moscow has sought to deflect blame from its long-time ally Assad over the incident and says Syrian jets struck a rebel arms depot where "toxic substances" were being put inside bombs. Read More

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U.S. releases footage of 'mother of all bombs' being dropped

Marc Garlasco, a former Pentagon official in charge of high-value targets, told the Intercept that the Pentagon considered using the bomb in 2003, but decided against it because " the civilian harm greatly outweighed the military gain ". The U.S. has concentrated on fighting them while also supporting Afghan forces against the Taliban. What about civilians in the area? Cancian added that while sending a message to Syria or North Korea could have been among the secondary factors ... Read More

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Modi remembers Christ on Good Friday

Modi remembers Christ on Good Friday

We can't ever forget about the chocolate. They didn't know the Resurrection was around the corner. Patmore says the opinion that the Via Dolorosa route is incorrect is not a controversial one, and that most people are intrigued when they are informed of the alternative route. Read More

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Woman who died in boating incident in Fermanagh named locally

Woman who died in boating incident in Fermanagh named locally

The Democratic Unionist leader said: "This is heartbreaking news for the area". "The mood locally, people are just shocked and stunned by it", Mr Doherty told the Herald. "This pain of this tragic death will be felt right around the county and my thoughts and prayers go to the young woman's family at this time". The couple's two children, aged 13 and 11, were asleep on board at the time. Read More

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Is this a new Trump? Abrupt reversals may reflect experience

Trump promised in his "Contract With the American Voter", released shortly before the November 8 election, that he would "direct the Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator". Trump, in an exclusive interview with Fox Business News Tuesday, seemed to suggest Russian Federation was partly to blame for the escalation of the Syrian war and the Idlib chemical attack. Read More

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Nikki Haley: No solution to war with Assad in power

Nikki Haley: No solution to war with Assad in power

But for Russian Federation or any other nation, McMaster said, supporting Syria's regime isn't in its best interest, and Russian Federation ultimately decides the kind of relationship it wants with the United States. "We have information from our partners and from contacts on that ground that makes it very plausible that the Assad regime was behind this awful poison gas attack", he said. Read More

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Putin says trust erodes under Trump, Moscow icily receives Tillerson

Putin says trust erodes under Trump, Moscow icily receives Tillerson

Russian Federation also accused the United States of firing 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the base to divert attention from Iraq, where a March airstrike by the US -led global coalition killed about 150 civilians in Mosul. Putin's decision to host Tillerson signaled Moscow's intent to maintain communication with the US even as they bash each other publicly in louder and louder tones. Read More

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South Africa's Zuma says not stressed by opposition marches

Tens of thousands of people marched on April 7 in major cities including Johannesburg , the economic hub, Pretoria and Cape Town to demand that Zuma quit. The EFF's Julius Malema said South Africa can not be defeated by an "illiterate president". I don't have anyone in mind [to be president], I would like to say the president of the ACDP, but obviously we don't have the numbers. Read More

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'Conflict could break out at any moment' over N Korea: China

In the end, however, they settled on a policy that appears to represent continuity. Mr Trump and China's President Xi Jinping have been in contact by phone since their summit last week in Florida, and Reuters quotes U.S. Media in Japan said the government confirmed it would take all precautions regarding possible fresh North Korean provocations. North Koreans offer flowers in front of a mural of late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Pyongyang, ... Read More

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Iran's Rouhani condemns United States attack on Syria, chides Gulf Arabs

Iran's Rouhani condemns United States attack on Syria, chides Gulf Arabs

Syrian forces launched further airstrikes on Saturday that killed 18 people including five children in rebel-controlled Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the civil defense rescue service reported. "I think we ought to ask them that question". "It's very hard to understand how a political solution could result from the continuation of the Assad regime", McMaster said. Read More

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U.S. joins Syrian war, bombs base

U.S. joins Syrian war, bombs base

While former U.S. president Obama chose not to intervene militarily following Assad's use of chemical weapons in 2013, his administration sought the elimination of all chemical weapons in the country. Today, Russia's Foreign Ministry criticised a decision by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to cancel a visit to Moscow later this month, saying it showed a lack of understanding of events in Syria. Read More

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North Korea Threatens Possible Nuclear Test This Weekend

If not, we will solve the problem without them! But it's doubtful the North is now able to build reliable, survivable warheads for an intercontinental ballistic missile that can strike the US mainland, he said. "Our toughest counteraction against the US and its vassal forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive", read a statement from the army, reported in English by North Korea's official news agency, KCNA. Read More

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Trump says US-Russia ties 'may be at an all-time low'

Syrian President Bashar Assad said an alleged chemical attack blamed on his regime last week in Idlib province was "100 percent fabrication" used to justify a USA airstrike, news agency AFP reported on Thursday. "We're gonna see how that all works out". Later Wednesday, Russia blocked the U.N. Security Council's draft resolution condemning Syria and calling for it to comply with an investigation . Read More

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Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US

Any further USA military action must only be undertaken with the formal authorization of Congress, and after full and complete deliberation. There was also little sign that Syria's greatest ally, Russia , has shifted its position. But Tillerson repeated the administration's new belief that "the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end". He said his forces were not obstructed by the US strike. Read More

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Hard-line ex-leader Ahmadinejad stuns Iran with election bid

On the other hand, Gindin also noted that the anti-government population around the country is far from a solid majority, and that the former president still has a strong base of support amongst many ordinary Iranians. The benefits have yet to trickle down to the average Iranian, however, fueling some discontent. Global economic sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear ambitions have been eased since the negotiation of a landmark 2015 deal that limits its nuclear program. Read More

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White House Sends Mixed Messages About Flynn's Immunity Request in Russian Probes

White House Sends Mixed Messages About Flynn's Immunity Request in Russian Probes

The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, Rep. Adam Schiff , of California, said committee leaders would be discussing the issue with their Senate counterparts and the Justice Department. The White House says the real story is not about Russian Federation, but about how Obama administration officials allegedly leaked and mishandled classified material about Americans. Read More

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China urges Palestine two-state solution

China urges Palestine two-state solution

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Israeli-Palestinian peace talks should be revived in an effort to correct the "historical injustice" of Palestinians not having their own state. framework and in accordance with the U.N. Charter and basic norms of global relations, Wang said. Wang said that 70 years after the United Nations resolution partitioning Palestine into a Jewish and Arab states, the Palestinians are still stateless. Read More

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Russian Federation responsible 'by proxy' for suspected Syrian chemical attack: United Kingdom minister

Russian Federation responsible 'by proxy' for suspected Syrian chemical attack: United Kingdom minister

Later this week US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Moscow, while Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will garner support at a G7 summit of foreign ministers. Tillerson said on ABC's "This Week" that he would raise the U.S.'s concerns this week with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: "I don't draw conclusions of complicity at all, but clearly they've been incompetent and perhaps they've just simply been outmaneuvered by the Syrians". Read More

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Ivanka's Children Woo Xi Jinping With Their Command in Mandarin

Ivanka's Children Woo Xi Jinping With Their Command in Mandarin

Their proud mother Ivanka posted a video of the children's performance on her social media accounts, including Facebook , Twitter and Instagram . In a social media post of the footage of the children's performance, Ivanka wrote: "Very proud of Arabella and Joseph for their performance in honor of President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan's official visit to the United States!" Arabella Kushner, who is just five years old, has been learning the language since she was a toddler. Read More

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