January 23, 2018

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Russian Federation blocks UN Security Council condemnation of Syria attack

The strikes came after a chemical attack killed 89 people in the opposition-held Idlib Governorate . Trump had called the military alliance, which is a bulwark against Russian Federation, "obsolete" while campaigning for the presidency. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson led the charge, along with Defense Secretary James Mattis and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley . Any expectations of an easy rapport have crashed into reality amid the nasty back-and-forth over Syria and ongoing US investigations ... Read More »

India to slow down on visas for Pakistanis over Jadhav row

According to reports, the Ministry of Defence has not given clearance for the delegation's visit. As India's ties with Pakistan worsen due to the death sentence given to retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, the country has chose to put all bilateral exchanges with Pakistan on hold. Read More »

Trump Plans To Put 'Maximum Pressure' On North Korea

Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in Beijing that China was calling on "all the parties, no matter verbally or in action, to stop provoking and threatening each other and not to allow the situation to become irretrievable and out of control". Read More »

Community Easter Egg hunt breaks participant records

Saturday at Richard Siegel Community Park, 500 Cherry Lane. Children can even get up close and personal with the attractive bunnies from the Bunny Farm while the Sticky Fingers Cupcake stand will generate funds for the "Feeding the Furballs" scheme. Read More »

Residents, fighters begin evacuations from four besieged Syria towns

The blast hit buses carrying residents of two Shia villages who'd been evacuated from towns in northern Syria, besieged by rebels. Now in charge of all of Syria's major urban centers, Damascus holds the upper hand against rebels in the west of the country and has negotiated a slew of other surrender deals from a position of strength. Read More »

Dismiss J&K Govt, demands Abdullah after LS bypoll win


A total of 963 people voted for NOTA (none of the above), election officials said. According to the figures updated by Election Commission of India, Out of 89883 votes counted, Farooq Abdullah has received 48554 votes, Nazir Ahmad Khan got 37779 votes. Read More »

Russia slams OPCW over Syria gas probe

Russia, Syria and Iran strongly warned the United States Friday against launching new strikes on Syria and called for an worldwide investigation of the chemical weapons attack there that killed almost 90 people. On Thursday Trump expressed confidence that US-Russia ties would improve. "There's growing evidence that this was staged", Lavrov said at a Moscow news conference with his Iranian and Syrian counterparts on Friday. Read More »

Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

Italy was under a monarchy when Emma was young, yet she managed to see the monarchy fall in favor of a republic that produced nearly seventy governments during her life. Morano's genetics likely played a big factor in the longevity of her life. Ms Morano "abandoned the husband in the Fascist era, when women were supposed to be very submissive", Dr Bava said in a 2015 interview. Read More »

Liberals blast NDP promise of yearly $400 rent rebate in BC


Horgan made the announcement in Vancouver as his party's housing critic, David Eby, was debating the minister responsible for housing, Rich Coleman, and Green party housing spokesperson David Wong in New Westminster. Horgan said their platform will create 96,000 jobs through investments in schools, hospitals, transit and infrastructure. - Leader Christy Clark pushed her party's jobs and economic growth platform, promising tax breaks for new companies and more seats in science and technology ... Read More »

"I said it was obsolete. It's no longer obsolete".

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who visited the White House on Wednesday, called his meeting with Trump "good and very productive" in a Thursday morning interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe ". After a day full of policy flip-flops from President Donald Trump, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that the President isn't changing his positions - rather, the issues have shifted to fit his worldview. Read More »

Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof 'is not all bad,' grandfather says

By avoiding a second trial, the state will transfer him from the Charleston County detention center to federal custody where he will begin serving in the US prison system and become the 63rd person on federal death row. "I'm just aching to hold him and hug him as I did when he was a tot", he said. Then, she said, Roof asked her whether she was shot. He is expected to be transferred to the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, that holds male death-row prisoners, according to the ... Read More »

Bashar Assad Tells AFP That Chemical Attack Was Western 'Fabrication'

The US "is confident the Syrian regime conducted a chemical weapons attack, using the nerve agent sarin, against its own people", according to a four-page document published by Washington on Tuesday that contained evidence, including satellite images, reports from the scene and details of exposure gathered from victims. Read More »

Dems ask FBI to suspend Kushner's security clearance

House Democrats are pushing for Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law, to lose his security clearance after he failed to disclose contacts he has had with Russian officials. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself last month from the Russian Federation investigation after he didn't disclose he had communicated with the ambassador to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Read More »

Park staff kill injured wolf in Yellowstone


The report is only the latest in mounting evidence that several national parks have fostered a toxic environment for women. According to the Washington Post , the report was part of a six-month long investigation which came after a series of congressional hearings from female employees of the Interior and Agriculture department who alleged that they were harassed by their male superiors and co-workers. Read More »

Arkansas' multiple execution plan in limbo after rulings


Little Rock: An Arkansas judge issued a temporary restraining order late on Friday effectively halting the state from executing six men it had planned to put to death this month. "Attorney General Rutledge is evaluating options on how to proceed". In a letter seen by The New York Times, a lawyer for drug company McKesson said the state "never disclosed its intended objective to us for these products". Read More »

US and Russia agree on Syria probe amid bid to salvage ties

The world's chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday that allegations a chemical attack took place in Khan Sheikhun were "credible". It also puts him at odds with his main backer, Russia. Adding further fuel to rising tensions: the White House's move to circulate declassified USA intelligence accusing Moscow of aiding Assad's government in covering up the chemical attack. Read More »

Venezuela leader says open to talk with opposition on crisis


Venezuela's Supreme Court Saturday reversed a controversial decision that stripped congress of all its powers, as global pressure built against the socialist administration. According to the Blu Radio, the constitutional chamber of the Supreme Court has passed two "clarifying" regulations, which cancel rulings on assuming the parliamentary powers and depriving lawmakers of the National Assembly of their immunity. Read More »

Asian shares mixed as Trump talks down US dollar

The Chinese currency softened to 6.95 against the dollar at the beginning of the year, a level not seen since May 2008. The dollar had been losing ground much of the day, but recovered by midafternoon. But he quickly found out that China would not negotiate issues related to sovereignty such as the self-ruled island, and Trump later backed down in a call to Xi Jinping in February. Read More »

Iran's president registers to run in May elections

Rouhani's support among moderate and reformist lawmakers remains solid, but disappointment with the 68-year-old's administration is palpable on the streets. Amir-Aslani added, referring to recent purchases of Airbus and Boeing planes that have been among the few concrete results of the nuclear deal. "The people's vote will determine the country's fate.The economic status quo in Iran can improve", Raisi, an ally of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told reporters. Read More »

Woman drowns after falling from boat in Lough Erne


After failing to find her in the dark, he got out and raised the alarm. The couple from Co Donegal had hired a cruiser with their children, a boy aged 13 and girl aged 11. "But it's turned into a very tragic event". Sinn Fein councillor Liam Doherty, who lives in Convoy, said the local community were devastated. "The local people here, and the local shop owners who knew Luna and her husband Stephen, just couldn't believe it. Read More »

Russian Federation vetoes UN Security Council resolution on alleged chemical attack in Syria

And as Tillerson sat down for talks, a senior Russian official attacked the "primitiveness and loutishness" of USA rhetoric while spuriously continuing to maintain the gas attacks were "provocations" by rebels anxious to embroil the U.S. However, he added that he believed Moscow and Washington have "great potential" to improve their relationship. Meanwhile, an air strike on Tuesday by the US-led coalition fighting Daesh mistakenly killed 18 members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ... Read More »

Chinese state media cheer Xi-Trump meeting, say confrontation not inevitable

Wu's trip comes after Trump and Xi met in Florida, where Trump pressed his counterpart to do more to curb North Korea's nuclear program. Their comments were echoed by a front-page commentary in the overseas edition of the ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily which said the meeting established the tone for the development of U.S. Read More »

North Korean suspects in Kim Jong Nam killing head home

They had been barred from leaving North Korea since March 7 . "North Korea has been performing despicable deeds around the world such as kidnapping and assassinations throughout the decades with impunity, " Mr Oh said. On Thursday, both sides appeared to emphasise that ties were on the mend. As the rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang intensifies Thae said that the country has reached a "very significant level" of development. Read More »