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Turkey Air Strikes On Kurds In Syria And Iraq Spark US Concern

Turkey did not give US coalition forces adequate advance notice before it bombed terrorist targets near USA troops in Iraq and Syria , a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday. Toner said the State Department had spoken with Ankara directly about the strikes, which "led to the unfortunate loss of life of our partner forces in the fight against" IS. Read More »

Trump Says He Wants To Help Mediate Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal

Trump said the Palestinians and Israelis must work together to reach an agreement that allows both peoples to live, worship, and thrive and prosper in peace . Mr Abbas said "it's about time for Israel to end its occupation of our people and our land" - a reference to Jewish settlement building in the West Bank. Read More »

Texas Governor Just Signed Strict Anti-Sanctuary City Legislation

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The law will prohibit cities from using the "sanctuary" status that stops local law enforcement officials from conducting an investigation about the immigration status of any person they detain. Eddie Rodriguez said. Critics also fear it will lead to the racial profiling of Hispanics and put officers in an untenable position. The new Texas law was blasted by opponents as the nation's toughest on immigrants since Arizona's crackdown in 2010, disparagingly known as the "papers, please" ... Read More »

Russia: US Welcomed Syria De-Escalation Zones Deal, Has All Information on Memorandum

The Russian official who signed the plan said the "de-escalation zones", which are created to bring relief to hundreds of thousands of civilians and encourage refugees to return, would bar military aircraft from the US-led coalition. Russian Federation says maps delineating the zones should be ready by June 4. "Our operations are focused on [Islamic State], which are farther east". Read More »

French president-elect tells Trump he will defend climate deal: Macron spokeswoman

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But even if Le Pen doesn't add a single new member to the National Assembly, it might not end up mattering. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni tweeted . Macron promised to respect the views of those who voted for the National Front out of anger and anxiety. Last night police arrested around 141 people in eastern Paris in clashes with masked protesters. Read More »

New Overnight Attack, Explosions near Damascus Airport

Israel previously has been accused of firing on Hezbollah positions and Iran-backed arms shipments in Syria and Lebanon bound for terrorists. Russia, whose forces are helping President Bashar al-Assad fight Islamic State and other militant groups, regularly says it is the only foreign power operating on Syrian territory at the Syrian government's invitation and has spoken out strongly against Turkish strikes as well as a recent USA strike. Read More »

Theresa May 'more in touch' than Nicola Sturgeon, says Ruth Davidson

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And the SNP have not had any difficulty increasing their vote in local by-elections during the last two years. The Tories have analysed first preference votes given in the council wards of Lower Deeside, Torry and Ferryhill, Kincorth, Loirston and Cove, Hazlehead, Queens Cross and Countesswells and Airyhall, Broomhill and Garthdee. Read More »

Reporter Detained, Threatened at Sleazy Kushner Family Event in Beijing

Though Kushner Meyer didn't directly connect the event to either her brother or the Trump administration while Rauhala was in the room, the Washington Post journalist told Cooper the message was clear. Bloomberg reported previous year that Kusher Companies raised $50 million for the Jersey City project from the controversial EB-5 program. Almost 7,000 EB-5 visas were issued to Mainland Chinese investors past year, making them the number one nationality in the allocation, according to ... Read More »

Sally Yates testifies on Capitol Hill

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Yates told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing she had been concerned that "the national security adviser essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians". Obama aides also described Flynn as notably dismissive of the threat Russian Federation posed to the United States when discussing policy in transition meetings with outgoing national security adviser Susan Rice and other top officials. Read More »

Fiesta de Cinco de Mayo: The reason behind it

Moe's Southwest Grill: Moe's will give away a free T-shirt to the first 50 customers on Cinco de Mayo . Cinco de Mayo is a wonderful day that can be enjoyed by all. Vazquez tells us that Puebla is really the only city and state in Mexico to celebrate the holiday. "This one day, Mexico won the battle", he said. Read More »

ASEAN summit leaders discuss DPRK, South China Sea

That would have been a direct jab at China. The Philippines' chairmanship comes less than a year after Manila won a case against Beijing over the South China Sea, parts of which the Philippines claims as the West Philippine Sea. On the summit's sidelines, Lopez said Duterte had "developed friendship" with China on his trip to Beijing in October, and such friendship had "opened many doors to the Philippines". Read More »

Former Hamas Gaza Chief to Head Group's Operations in Qatar

Hamas's former chief in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, has been elected overall head of the Palestinian Islamist group, succeeding Khaled Meshaal, its official media announced Saturday. It also might deter Israel from attempting to assassinate the Hamas leader. Hamas ignored the dismissal and a Haniyeh-led Hamas government remained in place in Gaza , while Abbas appointed a rival administration in autonomous West Bank enclaves under his control. Read More »

Yates: Flynn Subject To "Blackmail"

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Yates had drawn fire from Republicans because she publicly refused to enforce President Trump's first immigration order - which banned U.S. visits from seven mostly Muslim countries. "I wouldn't say I've been exactly great to him, either", Trump acknowledged in a recent interview with The Washington Times. "Biggest story today between Clapper & Yates is on surveillance". Read More »

US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border

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The Syriac Military Council (MFS) and its female wing, the Beth Nahrin Women Protection Forces, are allied with the YPG Kurds in a US -backed alliance named the Syrian Democratic Forces. Erdogan on Saturday repeated his call to the U.S.to cease its support of Syria's Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Turkey views as a prescribed terror organisation. Read More »

Isis leader died in three-hour battle with elite forces

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But, in keeping with the Trump administration's desire to empower military decision-making, the Pentagon would have final say on troop levels and how those forces are employed on the battlefield. protects its people in a responsible and smart way. Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in eastern Afghanistan but the anti-government armed militant groups have recently increased their insurgency activities in some parts of the province during the recent years. Read More »

Arvind Kejriwal Isn't Resigning, Says AAP, Promises Big Newsbreak At 2 PM

Kapil Mishra, sacked as minister by Kejriwal on the weekend, went public with the sensational charge on Sunday. Delhi Mahila Congress in-charge Netta D'Souza and other leaders took part in the protest. "Only you said it". Jain countered Mishra's allegations, saying the ousted minister has lost his mental balance and is making baseless allegations. Read More »

Delhi Sees About 54% Turnout in MCD Poll; Counting on April 26

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The MCD is split into three parts - North , South and East - and the breakdown of how each part voted suggests that BJP's dominance was uniform, with the AAP and Congress having been routed convincingly everywhere. Union ministers Harsh Vardhan and Vijay Goel were among the BJP leaders and party MPs who cast their vote in the elections to the three municipal corporations today. Read More »

Trump White House kept travel ban secret from its first attorney general

Yates explained that during her confirmation hearing, future Attorney General Jeff Sessions posed the question to Yates if she would refuse an order "if the President asked me to do something that was unlawful or unconstitutional and one of your colleagues or even that would reflect poorly on the Department of Justice". Read More »

Deciding next step in Afghanistan comes with grim backdrop

Institute of Peace. There are 8,400 United States troops in Afghanistan and 6,000 troops from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and allied counties. Senior U.S. military leaders, including the top commander in Afghanistan , General John Nicholson, have been saying they need more trainers and advisers to break what they called a "stalemate" in the fight against the Taliban , Islamic State (IS), and Al-Qaeda militants. Read More »

Sinclair Broadcast Group acquires Tribune Media

Shares of Tribune , which operates 42 television stations in 33 markets, rose 5.2 percent to $42.40 in early trading on Monday. "We will be the largest broadcast group by a country mile", Sinclair Broadcast Group Chief Executive Chris Ripley told analysts Monday. Read More »

Marwan Barghouti, a Strikebreaker

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A spokesman for the Israel Prison Service said that the video, which includes incidents from April 27 and May 5, "speaks for itself". "The hunger strike is not about the condition of the prisoners' detention but only about Marwan Barghouti's very own political interests following the post-Abu Mazen period", Gilad Erdan, Israel's Public Security Minister, stated. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election in landslide

Emmanuel Macron won over the far-right National Front´s Marine Le Pen in the decisive final election. "I want it to be a page of hope and renewed trust", he said . The French are anxious about the cultural, economic and religious impact of immigration and fear France's ability to compete against giants like China and Google. Read More »

What does France's new president-elect have to offer?

Monday was a French national holiday marking decades of peace in Western Europe , something Macron made a cornerstone of his campaign against Le Pen's brand of nationalist populism. "We have the strength, the energy and the will -and we will not give in to fear", he said. The election turnout was France's lowest since 1969 at 74 per cent. Read More »

Somalia: Al-Shabab Commander Killed in Lower Shabelle Region, Minister Says

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Milliken is the first American servicemember killed in action in Somalia in decades, likely since the notorious 1993 Battle of Mogadishu , referred to as the " Black Hawk Down " incident. A Somali soldier patrols next to the burnt-out wreckage of a auto that was used by suspected al-Shabab fighters on April 16, 2017. The statement by Somalia's information minister said Lower Shabelle regional leader Moalin Osman Abdi Badil and three associates were killed Friday in Bariire village west of ... Read More »

Israel summons Swedish ambassador over support of UNESCO resolution

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the resolution , saying it denies the Jews' historical connection with Jerusalem by presenting Israel as an occupying power. Tel Aviv - Israel showed off its new F-35 stealth fighter jets recently delivered from the United States on Tuesday as part of an air show marking its annual Independence Day celebrations. Read More »

Warming US ties with Kurds stoke Turkish border tensions

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The goal is "to discourage escalation and violence between two of our most trusted partners in the fight to defeat" Daesh, the statement said, adding that all parties in the region should remain focused on defeating the terror group. The report , a result of an investigation by the US military's Combined Joint Task Force, stated that this number did not include ongoing investigations into recent attacks such as last month's airstrike in Mosul, Iraq, which is believed to have resulted in more ... Read More »

Pakistan Summons Afghan Charge d'Affairs Over Deadly Border Incident

Both sides, however, deny such an allegation. Pakistan, being a peace loving country, has a policy to maintain good relations with all its neighboring countries, he added. He said the Pakistan Army had to destroy the Afghan posts after the Afghan forces attempted to enter Pakistan. Radio Pakistan quoted Zakaria as saying that anti-peace forces are not happy with Pakistan-Afghanistan border management and they do not want better monitoring and security system on frontiers. Read More »

China's President Xi says to uphold global climate deal

White House spokesman Sean Spicer has said that it will make up its mind about whether or not to stay in the Paris agreement before the G-7 meeting in Italy at the end of this month. The Paris Agreement was struck by some 200 countries to combat global warming. "It would be hard, crazy, to go against public opinion, against the domestic will, and the will of the global community", Mezoua said in Bonn. Read More »

With Macron win, Euro market rally hits pause

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The votes from India, were also perhaps, based on the same reservations that European countries had towards Le Pen. Monday was a French national holiday marking decades of peace in Western Europe , something Macron made a cornerstone of his campaign against Le Pen's brand of nationalist populism. Read More »

Jailed Palestinian Terrorist And Hunger Strike Leader Caught On Tape Eating

Barghouti, in prison since 2002, is serving five life terms after an Israeli court convicted him of directing attacks that killed five people during a Palestinian uprising against Israel. They are asking for more family visits, educational options and public telephones and protesting unfair trials, detention of children, medical negligence and solitary confinement. Read More »

Trump calls Kim Jong Un a 'pretty smart cookie'

North Korea has continued to test missiles, but according to the US and South Korea, they have failed at launch. "We can not let what's been going on for a long period of years continue", Trump said . North Korea has so far conducted five confirmed nuclear tests and numerous missile test-launches, and it is believed to be preparing for a sixth nuclear weapons test. Read More »