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Syria condemns coalition strike


The United States launched an airstrike against pro-Syrian forces who advanced inside a "de-conflicted zone" Thursday even though Russian Federation urged them not to, the US -led coalition said. "Such actions that were carried out against the Syrian armed forces. this is completely unacceptable". The development comes only a few days after United States jets killed almost two dozen civilians in an attack on an area in Syria's eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr near the border with Iraq. Read More »

Trump and Macron cap first meeting with lengthy handshake

The handshake with Macron was clearly a mix of two old school businessmen using their "firm handshake", and Trump's physical awkwardness. In February, the 19-second handshake between Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also made headlines. Read More »

Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

Philippine security forces are battling Muslim militants who have laid siege to a city in the volatile southern region of Mindanao. At least 31 members of the Maute terrorist group have been killed in ongoing gunbattles in Marawi City , the Armed Forces of the Philippines' Western Mindanao Command (WESMINCOM) said on Thursday. Read More »

Bangladesh removes Lady Justice statue from court complex


Police used tear gas and water cannons as protests mounted after authorities removed the statue from the Supreme Court premises. Witnesses said leaders and activists of some leftist student bodies, including Chhatra Union, Chhatra Front and Chhatra Federation, under the banner of "Pragatishil Chhatra Jote" brought out a procession from the Dhaka University campus, protesting the removal of the statue, in the morning. Read More »

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural

Based on a statement from the White House, European leaders had expected that Trump would commit to the core mission of the alliance established in 1949 that bonds the United States and Europe based on the principle, known as Article 5 , that an attack on one member state is an attack on all. Read More »

Jared Kushner a 'focus' in Russian Federation probe


Flynn had rejected the earlier subpoena for records as being so broad that providing them could make him vulnerable. Flynn initially mischaracterized the conversation even to the vice president - which ultimately prompted his ouster from the White House . Read More »

Top Russian officials discussed how to influence Trump aides last summer


The leaders of the US Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they would subpoena two of Mr Flynn's businesses after he declined to hand over documents in its separate Russian Federation probe. In response, the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday sent a letter narrowing its request for documents. It's fair to assume Schumer is primarily interested in creating a TV spectacle which might benefit Democrats in 2018, but it sounds as if Republican Chairman Richard Burr isn't ruling ... Read More »

Melania Trump promptly slapped President Trump extended hand away at Israel airport

But that doesn't necessarily mean she wants to hold his hand. Or the fact that the US President was walking side by side with the Israeli first couple, leaving Mrs Trump a step behind. For the second day in a row, Melania has left Donald hanging. "Twitter had witnessed a "#FreeMelania" campaign in January, when cameras captured Mrs Trump's smile turning into a frown the moment the President looked away from her. Read More »

Brennan says Russians, WikiLeaks cooperate

Brennan says the contacts raised questions about whether Russian Federation was trying to gain the cooperation of those individuals. Brennan told the Congress members that "there was sufficient intelligence ... The report says the Russian officials thought Manafort and Flynn could be used to influence Trump's views on Russia . "Mr. Putin and Russian officials are trying to actively exploit what is going on now in Washington to their benefit and to our detriment". Read More »

Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Mike Flynn's Businesses


Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the committee, said on Wednesday that the committee is prepared to use "whatever compulsory process we need" to obtain information from Flynn if he does not cooperate with the subpoenas. Former CIA Director John Brennan said on Tuesday that he does not know whether President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russian Federation but that he saw "information and intelligence that was worthy of investigation ". Read More »

OPEC extends cuts in oil output by nine months


OPEC chose to continue with the current level of cuts, sending oil prices lower , as that particular outcome of the OPEC meeting was expected and already priced into the oil market. That deal is due to expire end of June and is likely to be extended at Thursday's meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC ministers. He added that OPEC members Nigeria and Libya would still be excluded from cuts as their output remained curbed by unrest. Read More »

Bonamici: CBO Score Confirms Health Care Bill Harmful


Three weeks after the House narrowly approved the measure with GOP-only votes and after several embarrassing setbacks, Republican senators said they'd move in their own direction and dismissed the report's impact. Members of the 13-member working group and in Collins' group say there is little interest in using state-run high-risk insurance pools to cover the chronically ill and those with pre-existing conditions. Read More »

Ex-CIA head says he warned Russia about meddling


In a letter to the Senate committee on Monday, Mr Flynn invoked his Fifth Amendment protection from self-incrimination in deflecting the panel's subpoena for a wide array of documents and information related to his contacts with Russians. Read More »

Iranian president criticises United States after Donald Trump calls for country's isolation

Rouhani says that Iranians are "waiting for this government to be civil" and that "hopefully, things will settle we could pass more accurate judgments". He has appointed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior adviser on brokering an agreement, while Jason Greenblatt, formerly a lawyer in Trump's real estate group, has taken the day-to-day role of liaising with officials and leaders in the region on the nitty-gritty contours of any solution. Read More »

Gianforte Choke Slams Guardian Reporter


So what we have here is a Congressional candidate on the eve of his election charged with assaulting a reporter . "I feel like, it's all just propaganda, you know what I mean, it's hard for me to believe anything the media tells me", he said as he was leaving the polling place. Read More »

'23 million Americans to lose health insurance by 2026'


On Tuesday, Justice also broadened his call for the special session and presented six additional pieces of legislation for lawmakers to consider. "This CBO report again confirms that the American Health Care Act achieves our mission: lowering premiums and lowering the deficit". Read More »

Merkel's party wins key German state election, boosting hopes of national win


Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) saw a surge in support in Germany's most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), which is home to one in five German voters and has often been an indicator of national electoral trends. The CDU won 33 per cent, up from 26.3 per cent in 2012, according to projections on public broadcaster ARD. "We suffered a hard moment last night", said Schulz on Monday at the SPD's headquarters. Read More »

Jared Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia investigation


The Senate Intelligence Committee turned down an grant of immunity request from Flynn last month. Brennan said Russia was motivated to back Donald Trump in the presidential election because of a "traditional animus" between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read More »

Flynn's lawyer says he won't answer subpoena


Richard Burr , announced that Flynn would not be complying with the Senate's subpoena - although he later walked that back by saying that he'd not yet gotten a " definitive answer " from Flynn's lawyer. Flynn's lawyer has been seeking immunity for his client. Though Flynn has left the Trump administration, the controversy surrounding him has not subsided as newly announced special counsel Robert Mueller, Congress and the FBI investigate potential collusion between Trump campaign ... Read More »

US Deputy AG Rosenstein to Brief House Members on Trump-Russia Probe


Sergey Kislyak, whom current and former United States intelligence officials say is a top Russian spy and recruiter of spies (a notion Russian officials have dismissed), also attended. In the remarks, Rosenstein said he learned a day before Comey's firing that Trump wanted to dismiss him. But Trump pulled him into an embrace and Comey didn't reciprocate. Read More »

Montana GOP Candidate's Assault Charge Hangs Over Tight Special Election

Gianforte barks. "Get the hell out of here!" Republican Greg Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly throwing a reporter for the Guardian to the ground at his campaign headquarters late Wednesday. The case of a Montana congressional candidate accused of body-slamming a reporter is being blamed by some media watchers on a wave of hostility toward journalists that President Donald Trump helped generate. Read More »

Donald Trump shoves North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leader aside


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that "of course" the United States supports Article 5, though Trump still wants other nations to meet their obligation to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense. An anti-terror coordinator may also be named. Trump was expected to get an earful Thursday from British Prime Minister Theresa May, following the apparent leak of shared intelligence information from Monday's Manchester bombing that appeared in the US media. Read More »

The angel who saved people on the Manchester massacre


The 48-year-old rescued young kids from the Manchester Arena and brought them to safety in a nearby hotel. One service that's easily accessible is Kids Help Phone , Canada's national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth. Read More »

US Treasury's Mnuchin urges 'clean' debt ceiling hike by August break


They include 80 passenger jets from Boeing , 100 from its European rival Airbus and 20 turboprop planes from Franco-Italian supplier ATR. She also highlighted an independent study NAFCU commissioned earlier this year, which showed the benefit to USA consumers from the tax exemption is $16 billion per year. Read More »

Iraqi commander denies 'claims of abuse' in Mosul

But the bomb also caused a large cache of Daesh explosives to detonate, leading to the catastrophic collapse of the building that had civilians sheltering downstairs, the officials said . The current USA strategy of isolating ISIS inside cities such as Mosul and Raqqa can place civilians at additional risk. Under the existing system, the coalition investigates civilian casualties based on reports from its staff, the news media, social media, and local and worldwide monitoring groups. Read More »

Fight for Philippine city of Marawi rages on


The U.S. president told Duterte that Washington had sent two nuclear submarines to waters off the Korean peninsula, comments likely to raise further questions about his handling of sensitive information after U.S. "Government may consider the covered areas of martial law, in the event that members of Maute group and other ISIS-affiliated terrorists seek sanctuary or expand their terrorist activities in the Visayas and Mindanao", Duterte said. Read More »