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TIllerson arrives in Moscow for talks

TIllerson arrives in Moscow for talks

But Russia and Iran - Assad's two principal worldwide backers - have warned that they would respond "with force" to any fresh attack on their ally. US forces on April 7, conducted a missile strike on a Syrian military base that Washington alleged was responsible for a recent chemical weapons attack in which numerous civilians were killed. Read More

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Syria Clearly to Blame in Chemical Attack on Town, U.S. Says

World leaders, including President Trump, immediately accused Assad of using chemical weapons against his own people, again, in violation of global accords. Even before G-7 talks kicked off, Tillerson didn't miss the opportunity to deliver a pointed reference to the suspected Syrian chemical attack. Russian Federation is Syria's main ally, and used the same airfield as a forward operating base. Read More

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Led coalition: 229 civilian deaths in strikes since 2014

Four civilians were killed in February by USA -led coalition forces in Iraq and Syria, the US military said on Saturday as it updated a tally of accidental deaths in the fight against the Islamic State militants. The last official report about Baghdadi was from the Iraqi military on February 13. In March, Amnesty International accused the coalition of "flagrant violation of international humanitarian law" as the coalition failed to take precautions to prevent high death toll among ... Read More

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US aircraft carrier-led strike group headed toward Korean Peninsula

US aircraft carrier-led strike group headed toward Korean Peninsula

Hwang Jae-ho, from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, said accurate knowledge of Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal was critical to any move by Washington against North Korea. manufacturers send raw materials to China for low-priced assembly of some consumer products. The AP reported that a North Korean official said the USA airstrikes in Syria prove its nuclear program is necessary to protect itself against "evermore reckless moves for a war" from the U.S. Read More

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Israel Approves Settlements For First Time In 25 Years

The White House appeared more accommodating of Israel's plans for the new settlement, which is intended for some 40 families evicted from Amona, a West Bank outpost razed in February because it was built on private Palestinian land. Netanyahu first promised the new settlement at Emek Shilo in February, shortly before Israeli settlers were removed from another West Bank settlement called Amona. Read More

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Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye jailed over corruption allegations

Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye jailed over corruption allegations

A judge at the Seoul Central District Court issued the warrant early this morning, warning that if Park were not taken into custody quickly she might "destroy evidence". Park and Choi deny most of the allegations. "Since the main charges have been established and there are concerns about the destruction of evidence, we grant the grounds for detention, its necessity and its significance", Kang said. Read More

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North Korea decries US carrier dispatch as parliament meets

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a peaceful resolution of rising tension on the Korean peninsula in a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, as a U.S. He has stated that China should take a larger role in pressuring the North Korean regime. North Korea often marks important anniversaries with tests of its nuclear or missile capabilities. Read More

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MA senators in middle of pack when it comes to popularity

MA senators in middle of pack when it comes to popularity

Warren's approval ratings have dropped five percent since April 2016, when 61 percent of voters approved of Warren's performance while 27 percent disapproved of it. Sen. John McCain , R-Arizona, and Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, came in at No. 2 and No. 3 in the ranking of unpopular senators. Morning Consult conducts its surveys by asking registered voters in each state various poll questions through online surveys and emails. Read More

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Jobs, jabs take centre stage on first day of BC election campaign

Jobs, jabs take centre stage on first day of BC election campaign

Judith Guichon at Government House in Victoria to announce the official start of the 28-day campaign. "We are the only party with a plan to cut taxes for British Columbians", she said. "Let's stay strong and keep creating jobs for people". It's safe to say a tax hike is in the cards should Horgan and the NDP win. Her confidence, in fact, was underscored by the policy platform released by her BC Liberals on Monday, one of the dreariest, least-inspiring vision documents put forward by a ... Read More

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Illinois men charged with conspiring to aid Islamic State

Illinois men charged with conspiring to aid Islamic State

Joseph Jones, 35, and Edward Schimenti, 35, both of Zion, Illinois, were arrested on Wednesday morning and are accused of "conspiring to knowingly provide and attempt to provide material support and resources", according to the U.S. It concluded, "When we descend on the streets of London, Paris, and Washington.not only will we spill your blood, but we will also demolish your statues, erase your history, and, most painfully, convert your children who will then go on to champion our name and ... Read More

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Tillerson: Russia 'failure allowed Syria chemical attack'

McMaster said there is no contradiction between comments by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who says IS must be defeated first, and Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations who contends that getting Assad out is a priority. In the strongest condemnation of Russia's involvement from a senior United Kingdom minister, the Defence Secretary called on Putin to rein in its ally's use of chemical weapons in order to absolve itself of responsibility for future attacks. Read More

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Zuma must go, says former president

Zuma must go, says former president

Khoza says it's worrying that protests against the president have been labeled as racist while the concerns of many South Africans are ignored. "I am not at the top in the NEC‚ but I am saying we have leaders giving different messages and we are not sure what is going on". Read More

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Hernandez lawyers may rest case Wednesday

The two were best friends until, Bradley alleges, Hernandez shot Bradley in the face to shut him up about the murders (Hernandez is also charged with witness intimidation)". He repeatedly emphasized that Bradley had been given immunity to testify and said that Bradley, not Hernandez, may have been the gunman. Following the closing arguments will be jury instructions. Read More

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Rauner launching 2-day campaign tour as 2018 rivals attack

Rauner launching 2-day campaign tour as 2018 rivals attack

Rauner on Monday rejected any suggestion he's using cash-strapped state colleges and universities and struggling social service agencies as leverage in his budget battle with Democratic lawmakers. "The whole package has to really make a difference", said Rauner. The Illinois Republican party has sought to paint the entire field of Democratic primary challengers as puppets or political proteges of House Speaker and Chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party, Michael Madigan. Read More

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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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