Trump team weighs military response in Syria and ways to remove Assad

Then, the US was poised to launch missiles from ships in the Mediterranean, targeting military airfields, command and control facilities and other key locations. He had urged President Obama not to strike in 2013 without congressional authorization. ... More..

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Protests rock Ecuador after Lasso refuses to concede defeat

Lasso and his CREO party claim they've uncovered irregularities in some of the votes and have vowed to contest the results. Sunday's razor-thin election win by ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno bucked the t...More..

Theresa May meeting Donald Tusk for Brexit start talks
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Theresa May meeting Donald Tusk for Brexit start talks

The foreign ministers of Portugal and Denmark said Thursday they want a negotiated settlement that serves the interests of both Britain and the rest of the EU. "The UK will continue to enjoy its rights as a m...More..

Turkish autopsies confirm chemical weapons used in Syria attack that killed scores
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Turkish autopsies confirm chemical weapons used in Syria attack that killed scores

The death toll from the strike increased overnight to 86 dead, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a United Kingdom -based monitoring group. Russia, for its part, has backed the Syrian claim t...More..

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Republicans trigger 'nuclear option,' paving way for Gorsuch confirmation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked the so-called " nuclear option " to reduce the threshold for limiting debate on SCOTUS nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority. He also said that he will vot...More..

Turkey views USA missile strikes on Syria positively: Deputy PM
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Turkey views USA missile strikes on Syria positively: Deputy PM

US officials said the military fired dozens of cruise missiles against the airbase controlled by Assad's forces in response to the poison gas attack on Tuesday in a rebel-held area. A Syrian opposition group, t...More..

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Trump, Xi dine together while Syria strike underway

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping sat down together to dine on pan-seared Dover sole and NY strip steak on Thursday, spending some social time before digging into thorny bilateral sec...More..

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U.S. attacks Syrian air base with cruise missiles

President Donald Trump is calling on "all civilized nations " to join the U.S.in seeking an end to the carnage in Syria . USA missile strikes on Syrian military positions serve the goals of "armed terrori...More..

Syria Decries 'Aggression' as US Launches Cruise Missiles
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Syria Decries 'Aggression' as US Launches Cruise Missiles

Tillerson added that the strike should not be extrapolated to show a change in "policy or posture relative to our military activities in Syria". Shiite Iran and majority Sunni Saudi Arabia have been locked in a...More..

South Africans Hold Nationwide Protests against Zuma
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

South Africans Hold Nationwide Protests against Zuma

It is not so much that the "analysis" and "facts" tweeted or broadcast on Ann7 are implausible, but more about degrading the level of debate to the point where conspiracies to remove Zuma from office illegall...More..

US blasts Syria base with cruise missiles
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

US blasts Syria base with cruise missiles

However, a media official for the Syrian National Coalition has expressed hope the United States strikes will continue in order to stop Syrian government air strikes and the "use of internationally banned weapo...More..

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Trump, Xi to Establish Personal Rapport During First Summit

Xi is expected to ask Trump to lower tensions by ending the joint USA military drills with South Korea, shuttering the controversial THAAD missile defense system , and restarting diplomatic talks with Pyongyan...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

India Signs Mega Missile Deal With Israel For 2 Billion Dollars

Israel Aerospace Industries will also put an additional naval defence system, including long-range surface-to-air missiles, on the aircraft carrier the country is building for India, reported Mint . "Over the...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

US Launches Airstrikes Against Syria After Chemical Attack

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Asked if he supported grounding Syria's air force, Corker told reporters he'd "like to see what the administration proposes". August 24, 2016: The joint OPCW-U.N. panel deter...More..

Basque separatist group ETA to disarm this weekend
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Basque separatist group ETA to disarm this weekend

The group killed over 800 people in a more-than-40-year quest for an independent Basque state in northern Spain and southern France. It has said it will give up the rest in the French city of Bayonne on Satur...More..

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US Will Deal With North Korea Even Without China

The meeting comes just a day after North Korea launched another ballistic missile test Wednesday. "We are hopeful that China will find ways to exercise influence over North Korea's actions to dismantle their ...More..

More than half of Americans approve of Obamacare now
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

More than half of Americans approve of Obamacare now

According to the latest Gallup poll , 55 percent of American voters approve of the Affordable Care Act, which is up from five months ago , when the healthcare law was approved by 42 percent of voters. The pub...More..

Royal Navy boat chases Spanish warship out of Gibraltar waters
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Royal Navy boat chases Spanish warship out of Gibraltar waters

The militaristic tone of his Falklands analogy, used against a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, caused jaws to drop on the continent. "I think the position of the government is very, very clear, which...More..

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'To prevent and deter': Trump's statement on Syria strike

Tonight, I call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria, and also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types. A total of 59 TLAMs targeted aircraft, hardened ...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

China dispute deepens over Dalai Lama's India trip

India said Tuesday that China should not interfere in its internal affairs, as the Dalai Lama began a weeklong visit to India's remote northeast that Beijing has protested. On Sunday the Dalai Lama , who den...More..

Xi arrives in Florida for first meeting with Trump
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Xi arrives in Florida for first meeting with Trump

US President Donald Trump has welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to his Florida resort for their first summit. While Mr Trump is fond of hitting the fairway, Mr Xi's administration has cracked down on the sp...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

"No Daylight" Between Israel, US for First Time in Decades, Says Ambassador

Netanyahu thanked Trump for his "strong support of Israel" during his address to AIPAC on Monday. Netanyahu alluded to Friedman's declaration a year ago, when Trump nominated him, that he hoped to serve as...More..

Closing arguments set in ex-NFL star's double murder trial
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Closing arguments set in ex-NFL star's double murder trial

Prosecutor Patrick Haggan told jurors Hernandez killed Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after de Abreu bumped into him at a Boston nightclub and spilled his drink on him. Bradley, who testified under a grant ...More..

Michael Flynn initially did not disclose Russian-linked payments
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Michael Flynn initially did not disclose Russian-linked payments

Former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn has disclosed he earned more than 1.3 million dollars (£1 million) for work for political groups and government contractors, as well as for sp...More..

UN climate change agency reacts cautiously to Trump plan
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

UN climate change agency reacts cautiously to Trump plan

Sanders was responding to CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer's characterization of Trump's new executive order on energy. "However, all the actions executed thereto - that is, all the things he told agencies to do -...More..

Repeat offender charged with arson in Atlanta overpass fire
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Repeat offender charged with arson in Atlanta overpass fire

Eleby, accused of starting a raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of downtown Atlanta was charged with arson. The arson charge is new. He reportedly told investigators tha...More..

Gorsuch heads for confirmation as Senate tears up own rules
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Gorsuch heads for confirmation as Senate tears up own rules

Gorsuch, 49, has a decade of federal appeals court experience and unanimous support among Senate Republicans who say his qualifications will make him a strong addition to the court for decades to come. But no o...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Syrian army says US attack kills six, causes extensive damage

But many people are skeptical about Trump's actions, especially considering citizens from Syria remain banned from entering the U.S., along with five other predominantly Muslim countries. Iran called it a "da...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

GOP Leaders Urge Trump to Work With Congress on Syria

The strikes occurred as Trump and Xi were wrapping up a dinner of Dover sole and dry-aged NY strip steak. April 4, 2017: At least 58 people are killed in what doctors say could be a nerve gas attack on the to...More..

'Pink Star' diamond sells for record $71.2 million at auction
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

'Pink Star' diamond sells for record $71.2 million at auction

At an auction in Geneva in 2013 the stone fetched $83 million. Tobias Kormind managing director for 77 Diamonds said: "The Pink Star has returned to rock the diamond world - and for all the right reasons". ...More..

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64th National Film Awards 2017: Allama bags two awards

Mumbai: The 64th National Film awards have been announced. The actor said Sonam Kapoor, who received a special mention for her role in " Neerja ", was shooting with him and it was a double celebration for ...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Leveling The Equal Pay Field: Negotiating While Black

In 1975, women in Iceland refused to work, cook, do household chores or look after family on October 27 in protest against inequality in respect and pay. In case you weren't aware, today is Equal Pay Day . I...More..

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Australia briefed beforehand on USA missile strike on Syria

Trump said: "On Tuesday Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched a awful chemical attack on innocent civilians using a deadly nerve agent". Latest update says that over 60 United States missiles hit Syrian...More..

Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma backed by ruling party
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma backed by ruling party

The announcement comes after Jonas and former Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, were unceremoniously dismissed from President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet. In another blow, the Treasury said its Director General Lung...More..

Texan Versed In Agriculture To Lead High-Stakes Russia Probe
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Texan Versed In Agriculture To Lead High-Stakes Russia Probe

In a statement, the House Ethics Committee cited its "institutional obligation" to investigate "unauthorized disclosures of classified information". The move would last while the House Ethics Committee looks ...More..