Iraqi Forces Face Stiff Resistance as Mosul Push Continues

In another incident, a Reuters correspondent saw a dozen civilians fleeing towards Iraqi security forces from the outskirts of Mamoun. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation uses ISIL or Daesh in its official documents but the alliance also uses all ... More..

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Boris Johnson urged to raise human rights abuses with Egyptian president
by | Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Boris Johnson urged to raise human rights abuses with Egyptian president

Harriet McCulloch, a deputy director at Reprieve, said: "Boris Johnson is visiting Egypt as thousands of people languish in horrific prison conditions, after they were arrested in connection with protests". Mr ...More..

EU Council OKs visa free regime for Georgian citizens
by | Tuesday, February 28, 2017

EU Council OKs visa free regime for Georgian citizens

The Report concluded that Georgia had implemented all the measures identified in the third progress report and that all the benchmarks of the VLAP had been met. Once in force, Georgian citizens with biometric p...More..

Reince Priebus Sought FBI's Refutation of Russia Report
by | Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Reince Priebus Sought FBI's Refutation of Russia Report

Trump closed with a demand that the leakers be caught: "FIND NOW". That raises the question: What are the conflicts of interest involved with the White House talking with "FBI leadership" about whether a se...More..

DNC picks former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as new chair
by | Tuesday, February 28, 2017

DNC picks former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as new chair

He pledged to "take the fight" to President Donald Trump and "right-wing Republicans". With opposition Democrats preparing for crucial 2018 midterm elections and the nation's next presidential race on the...More..

by | Tuesday, February 28, 2017

White House excludes some media outlets from press briefing

CNN , the New York Times , The Hill , Politico , Buzzfeed , the Daily Mail, the BBC , the Los Angeles Times and the New York Daily news were among those denied entry. We feel confident that the First A...More..

by | Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Is Trump building a blueprint for mass deportation?

And in a move that legal experts say could have one of the more far-reaching effects on United States immigration policy, President Trump is also expanding the "expedited removal" process. The main weapon in th...More..

President Trump has historically low job approval
by | Tuesday, February 28, 2017

President Trump has historically low job approval

However, 43 percent of Americans called those challenges the typical "growing pains" for any new President. The new poll confirms what other major surveys have shown: Trump starts his administration with ...More..

White House has received Pentagon's new anti-ISIL plan
by | Tuesday, February 28, 2017

White House has received Pentagon's new anti-ISIL plan

The move would significantly stiffen United States military operations in Syria and could put troops on the ground within weeks in an effort to speed up the ISIS fight if Trump gives the go ahead. "What we don'...More..

by | Tuesday, February 28, 2017

NOPD: Three Endymion crash victims remain hospitalized in New Orleans

Twelve people are reportedly in a critical condition after a vehicle drove into a crowd in New Orleans . "Ages ranged from 1 year old to patients in their 50s", the report states. Police say Rizzuto was dr...More..

Oscars 2017: Moonlight's Barry Jenkins Wins Best Adapted Screenplay
by | Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Oscars 2017: Moonlight's Barry Jenkins Wins Best Adapted Screenplay

Moonlight has secured the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney, a first for both writers. It's not atypical for the best picture to get a bit rushed at the end becaus...More..

Trump slams Affordable Care Act, touts replacement in meeting with health insurers
by | Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Trump slams Affordable Care Act, touts replacement in meeting with health insurers

Still, more moderate Republicans say both versions of the plan are too aggressive and believe the ACA should only be revised and not repealed. The delay has caused an increasing amount of impatience from oppone...More..

Trump takes first step to building the wall on border
by | Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Trump takes first step to building the wall on border

President Donald Trump's administration is soliciting ideas from contractors on how to build its promised wall between the USA and Mexico, a first tangible step toward delivering on the president's signature ca...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Donald Trump to Skip White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Trump's absence would mark the first time in the event's history a president has refused to attend. The Washington event typically draws movie stars, politicians and business leaders to hear a humorous speech...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

US Supreme Court debates ban on accessing social media

Packingham posted. "No fine, no court costs, no nothing spent.praise be to GOD, WOW!" "The practical effect [of North Carolina's law] is to bar registered sex offenders not merely from the school, the play...More..

Gabbiadini scored three times, says frustrated Puel
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Gabbiadini scored three times, says frustrated Puel

The goals were Gabbiadini's fourth and fifth in a Southampton shirt - not bad, seeing as it was only his third game for the club - so it's perhaps no surprise that the internet might link him with a Liverpo...More..

Dozens Gather in Concord for Pro-Trump Rally
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Dozens Gather in Concord for Pro-Trump Rally

Although that pro-Trump rally was touted as "HUGE", as of this writing, only 86 of the almost 1,000 people invited marked themselves on Facebook as attending the event. Check back with the Herald Courier Tuesda...More..

United Nations human rights chief takes swipe at Trump, speaks of 'political profiteers'
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

United Nations human rights chief takes swipe at Trump, speaks of 'political profiteers'

A former State Department official who claims to have been briefed on the discussions told Politico there have been questions from the Secretary of State about the effectiveness of the Human Rights Council ...More..

Shiv Sena slams BJP, says it has become 'a version of Congress'
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Shiv Sena slams BJP, says it has become 'a version of Congress'

Some peace-brokers suggested equally sharing the post for two-and-half years each, while power brokers threw up several "formulae" to break the deadlock, but the Shiv Sena adopted a "wait and watch" stance. Ult...More..

TODAY's TMJ4's Charles Benson selected for President Trump's speech briefing
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

TODAY's TMJ4's Charles Benson selected for President Trump's speech briefing

President Thomas Jefferson was concerned that appearing before Congress was too similar to the British monarch tradition of speaking before each new Parliament, so he chose to deliver his State of the Union in ...More..

'The Biggest Loser' Host Suffers Major Heart Attack
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

'The Biggest Loser' Host Suffers Major Heart Attack

Another gym patron, who is a doctor, administrated CPR to save his life. His exercise is now limited to walking as he waits for doctors to clear him to fly home to Los Angeles. "And now, meeting Bobby, I real...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Malaysian authorities confirm Kim Jong-nam killed by VX nerve agent

The State Department decided not to issue the visas to the North Korean diplomats due to travel from Pyongyang to NY for the talks, according to three people with knowledge of the decision. A diplomat, who ...More..

Malaysia seeks mistress of Kim Jong Nam in death investigation
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Malaysia seeks mistress of Kim Jong Nam in death investigation

Siti Aisyah, who was arrested soon after the half-brother of the North Korean leader was killed on February 13 with a lethal nerve agent, added she believed she was handling a liquid like "baby oil", Indonesi...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

In 'special message', Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees

An air strike has killed an Afghan Taliban commander who twice oversaw the capture of a strategic northern city, officials said on Monday, in a major blow to the insurgent group. Mullah Salam was the most senio...More..

Intel chairman says no evidence yet of Trump campaign contacts with Russian Federation
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Intel chairman says no evidence yet of Trump campaign contacts with Russian Federation

Nunes said we've known for a long time that the Russians are " very interested in manipulating elections, manipulating the press, they're very good at propaganda". He told reporters that his committee has fi...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Saudi Ruler King Salman conferred honorary doctorate by UM

The leader was greeted in parliament with a 21-gun salute, local media reported. After the meeting, King Salman witnessed the signing of four important memoranda of understanding (MoUs) between the Malaysian ...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

White House denies access to press briefing for media outlets

The Associated Press and Time magazine, whose reporters were both allowed in the gaggle , refused to attend, because of the way it was handled. Taking aim at "a White House that has had some difficulty te...More..

White House dismisses calls for special prosecutor in Russian election probe
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

White House dismisses calls for special prosecutor in Russian election probe

At what point is it in the best interest of the country to sort of take it away from elected partisans at this point whether it's a commission, a select commission, outside commission or a special prosecutor. "...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Fillon and Le Pen fraud probes to continue despite neutrality concerns

The race so far has been marked by allegations of fraudulent behaviour levelled at both Le Pen and the Les Republicains candidate François Fillon, with both candidates being accused of wrongly using Parliamenta...More..

Continuing demand for reservations, Jats observe 'Black Day' in Haryana today
by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Continuing demand for reservations, Jats observe 'Black Day' in Haryana today

According to information provided by Yashpal Malik, president of the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS), the Black Day will see protestors wearing black caps, turbans, ribbons and arm bands, as a...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Bush Praises Media's Influence; Says Immigration Policy Should Be "Welcoming"

Bush had declined to directly address his successor President Donald Trump's comments on the media or actions on the country's divisions, saying "it's hard to compare times". Bush, the last Republican to occupy...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Western Sahara: Morocco to pull out of United Nations buffer zone

In a statement by the Spanish Foreign Ministry, Madrid called on the other parties to "immediately" withdraw from the said region, in response to the request of the UN Secretary-General. The foreign ministry in...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

China voices resolute opposition to THAAD deployment in ROK

According to the media outlet, Lotte would receive a state-owned military plot of land near Seoul in exchange for its golf course in the southeast of the country. The Chinese government indicated plans for addi...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Yes we can? Petition launched for Obama 2017 French presidential campaign

So far, about 30,000 people have signed the petition , far short of their goal of 1 million signatures. Earlier this week, the Obama 2017 campaign was launched, calling for the former USA president to step...More..

by | Monday, February 27, 2017

Trump Tells CPAC He's Mad Media Is Reporting on White House

This is the United States of America that I'm representing. I had very little notes and even less preparation. Trump has spoken at four previous CPAC conferences , but he made a last-minute withdrawal from t...More..