USA launches first strike against Assad; Syria decries 'dirty war'

Syria's military has denied ever using chemical weapons, but Trump accused Assad of a "very barbaric attack" in which "even handsome babies were cruelly murdered". "European Union will work with the USA to end brutality in Syria", Tusk wrote on Twi... More..

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Swedish media: Truck crashes into Stockholm store, 3 dead

An area of central Stockholm was cordoned off and large numbers of police and emergency services were at the scene. Live television footage showed smoke coming out of the upscale Ahlens department store on ...More..

Anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies

Later in life, Kathrada would recall his friend Mandela's "abundant reserves" of love, patience and tolerance during their long years in prison on Robben Island. "Details to follow", the Kathrada Foundation s...More..

Divided Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Divided Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Given all the action that unfolded Thursday when Senate Republicans invoked the so-called nuclear option in an effort to push Trump's SCOTUS pick through, you might consider watching Gorsuch's Senate confirmat...More..

Lindsay Lohan Is Really Serious About Islam
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Lindsay Lohan Is Really Serious About Islam

In pictures exclusively obtained by the Daily Mail , the Mean Girls star wore a red-and-black modest one-piece while paddleboarding in Phuket. Lindsay has been traveling a ton recently and this is the firs...More..

Massive tornado touches down in Georgia on day of unsafe storms
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Massive tornado touches down in Georgia on day of unsafe storms

Already, tornadoes have touched down in several states in the deep South. Schools in parts of Georgia and SC dismissed early Wednesday as the storms approached those areas before heading to eastern N.C. ET T...More..

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In abrupt shift on Syria, Trump turns to military advisers

In a statement , she wrote that she is "angered and saddened" that Trump has taken the advice of "war hawks and escalated our illegal regime change war to overthrow the Syrian government" She said the decisi...More..

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Five Gambits Trump Should Avoid When Negotiating With China's Xi

Pottinger said this would be an opportunity for the two leaders to get to know each other and talk about bilateral and regional issues, starting with areas of cooperation, but also various areas of difference i...More..

Are Donald Trump's Airstrikes on Syria Legal?
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Are Donald Trump's Airstrikes on Syria Legal?

The Pentagon's initial battle damage assessment determined that the airbase was severely damaged or completely destroyed. A report by the newswire AFP also claimed that Russian Federation had suspended its ag...More..

Congress Reacts To Trump's Syria Missile Strike
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Congress Reacts To Trump's Syria Missile Strike

The Pentagon said the Russian military, which is supporting the Syrian government, was informed ahead of the USA attack. Russia's main air base and a naval facility were not hit. officials said. It was unclea...More..

Visa-free travel for Ukrainians in Europe
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Visa-free travel for Ukrainians in Europe

The legislation will be formally adopted in June. The exemption from European Union short-stay visa requirements regarding Ukrainians "applies to all European Union countries, except Ireland and the United ...More..

US Strikes Syrian Air Base in Retaliation for Chemical Weapons Attack
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

US Strikes Syrian Air Base in Retaliation for Chemical Weapons Attack

The U.S. military fired a barrage of missiles into Syria early Friday in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack blamed on President Bashar al-Assad's forces that killed about 100 civilians. Pentagon spokesma...More..

Officials move quickly to minimize danger in Atlanta highway collapse
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Officials move quickly to minimize danger in Atlanta highway collapse

As a result of the blaze, a section of the highway collapsed, leaving the city's I-85 freeway in shambles. Rose Diggs told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she lives less than a mile from the fire site...More..

Why are we talking about Gibraltar?
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Why are we talking about Gibraltar?

British authorities coined the phrase " keep calm and carry on " in World War II to motivate the populace and it is regarded as an example of British stoicism in crisis. This week the Gibraltar government sai...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

EU Takes Centre Stage in 'Chaotic' French Presidential Debate

All 11 candidates in France's presidential election, from frontrunners Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron down to the minnows, take part in a giant TV debate on Tuesday seeking to swing undecided voters. Las...More..

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Syria says USA attack killed six, caused extensive damage

He described US President Donald Trump as "courageous" for taking action when "the global community has failed to put a halt to the regime's actions". Peskov was quoted as saying that Russian Federation did not...More..

Akbarjon Djalilov Russia probes Saint Petersburg metro bomber as dead mourned
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Akbarjon Djalilov Russia probes Saint Petersburg metro bomber as dead mourned

The people targeted in the search are "several citizens of Central Asian republics, who had been in contact" with suspected bomber, 22-year-old Akbarjon Djalilov , the committee said. The investigation also fo...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Will say sorry to Parliament, not Air India official, says Ravindra Gaikwad

The Sena MP was banned from flying by most airlines after he allegedly beat up 60-year-old AI staffer R. Sukumar with slippers over being unable to travel business class on an all-economy flight. The issue snow...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Trump may get involved in India-Pakistan peace process: Haley

At a closed-door council meeting on Monday to agree to the council's work for the month, the proposed April 18 meeting on human rights and its ties to conflict was left off the calendar. Russia's deputy United ...More..

'Russia sought to hijack our democratic process'
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

'Russia sought to hijack our democratic process'

Sens. Richard Burr , R-N.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va., the committee's chair and vice chair, said they can't yet determine whether the Russian government interfered in the election or whether members of Presid...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Tillerson gets applause at first North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting

Although NATO has increased training for Iraqi troops and offered its AWACS surveillance planes to help efforts to defeat the Islamic State, many alliance nations remain skeptical that NATO's structures are w...More..

Six dead in US strike: Syrian army
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Six dead in US strike: Syrian army

The Syrian government describes all armed groups opposed to it as terrorists. George Sabra, a prominent opposition politician, told al-Hadath TV: "The truth is that militarily, if it is limited to this strike, ...More..

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Trump welcomes Xi for first summit amidst Syria crisis

First Lady Melania Trump wore a red dress; while the Chinese first lady was dressed in a bluish, pattern dress. " We've had a long discussion already and so far I have gotten nothing, absolutely nothing ", he...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

U.S. says North Korean missile test ended in fiery crash

Japan, together with the USA and South Korea, tightened sanctions in December 2016, following North Korea's nuclear and missile tests. The United States have reportedly used cyber and electronic strikes to sa...More..

United Nations envoy: USA prepared to do more in Syria, hopes not necessary
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

United Nations envoy: USA prepared to do more in Syria, hopes not necessary

Still, he says Israel is uniquely poised to help the United Nations "make real change in the global community". Soliz's remarks were immediately met by stern criticism by U.K. "I talked to him this morning"...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Russia Pledges to 'Increase Effectiveness' of Syrian Air Defenses

The US launched 59 cruise missiles on an airfield and military infrastructure controlled by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in response to a chemical attack that killed at least 80 people in the Idlib provi...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

US Syria strikes unlikely to halt Tillerson Moscow visit: Ifax

The US was conducting a battlefield assessment to determine the extent of the damage, which could come as early as tomorrow. They believe no Russian planes were at the airfield during the attack. A White House ...More..

Some Syrians change social media profile pictures to Trump after strike
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Some Syrians change social media profile pictures to Trump after strike

The death toll from a suspected chemical attack on a northern Syrian town rose to 72 on Wednesday as activists and rescue workers found more terrified survivors hiding in shelters near the site of the harrowing...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Dems block Trump court pick as GOP readies 'nuclear option'

Sen. Sen. John Thune, the third-ranking Republican in the U.S. Senate, said in a conference call Wednesday that Democratic senators Schumer, Obama, Biden and Hillary Clinton supported U.S. The Supreme Court s...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Sergei Bobrovsky Should Join Other Russians and Go to Olympics

According to ESPN , the NHL had been hoping to strike a deal with the International Olympic Committee , which offered to pay for travel and insurance for NHL players, or the NHL Players Association to make ...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Netanyahu praises 'message of resolve' in United States strike on Syria

In a statement released about three hours after the United States strike, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the American move. Trump could mitigate some of those risks by assuring the Russians that th...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Democrats block Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

It allowed Senate Republicans to shut down a Democratic filibuster over Neil Gorsuch. The confrontation could reshape the Supreme Court for generations. This has been the expected result of the Democratic blo...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Zuma must go, South African protesters insist

ANC members in military uniforms who oppose the protest are posted outside. Times Refreshing Worship Centre's Pastor Jack Chokwe, who is in attendance, says he wants to show his dissatisfaction with what is ...More..

Martin McGuinness dies aged 66
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

A POLICE officer from Omagh, who in 2008 was the victim of a bomb attack near Castlederg, has spoken for the first time about an historic visit from Martin McGuinness. On Wednesday, political leaders at Westmin...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Japan To Extend Sanctions Against North Korea Amid Nuclear Threat

North Korea's aggressive provocations are much more frequent since Kim Jong-un took power. "If we push the button, the bombs will be fired and reduce the U.S.to ashes", an editorial in the ruling Workers' Par...More..