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Global Media Outrage as Syria 'chemical attack' kills dozens in rebel-held town
Author: 0 Outrage as Syria 'chemical attack' kills dozens in rebel-held town

The Idlib Media Center says dozens of people died of suffocation while the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group put the death toll at 35 on Tuesday. The attack comes as the US has been softening its stance on Syrian President Bashar Assad's future and leaving open the possibility the USA could cooperate with Assad's government on fighting the Islamic State group.

Global Media Syria denies possession of chemical weapons
Author: 0 Syria denies possession of chemical weapons

The EU's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said President Bashar Assad's government bore "primary responsibility" for the attack, while Syria's opposition warned it "calls the political process into question", and demanded a United Nations probe.

Author: 0 Cillizza: There's a lot of smoke around Donald Trump's associates and Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump has urged former national security advisor Michael Flynn to "ask for immunity" in the investigation into his Russian Federation links, saying the probe is a witch hunt by the Democrats and the media. It's important to remember that the questions about what White House officials did and why remain secondary to the larger issue of Russia's interference and whether Trump associates were involved.

Author: 0 Several hurt in clashes at Turkey's Brussels consulate

Turkey's Incirlik airbase is used by United States forces bombing ISIL, and without the YPG, Washington would have no powerful local ally on the ground in Syria. Turkish troops are still guarding security areas, where the government also hopes to keep Kurdish forces from creating a self-governing territory. Ankara has sent boxes of what it calls clear and convincing evidence of Gulen's involvement to Washington , but complains that the Justice Department hasn't acted on its extradition ...

Global Media Iraq condemns St. Petersburg metro bombing
Author: 0 Iraq condemns St. Petersburg metro bombing

The investigation also found out that the same man had left a bag with an explosive device on the Ploschad Vosstaniya subway station. A bomb blast tore through a subway train deep under Russia's second-largest city St. Suicide bombers killed 40 and wounded over 100 in attacks in an attack on Moscow's metro in March, 2010. Those hurt include citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as well as Russians from 13 different regions, according to the Saint Petersburg authorities.

Global Media Fired up Kyrgios says in 'best' mental shape
Author: 0 Fired up Kyrgios says in 'best' mental shape

The world-number 16 will lead Australia into battle against the U.S. in a Davis Cup quarter-final starting on Friday in Brisbane. Australia's number two Bernard Tomic will be absent from this week's Davis Cup quarter-finals but the United States will still have a fight on their hands in Brisbane due to the impressive form of Nick Kyrgios , US team captain Jim Courier said.

Global Media Petersburg Metro System Kills At Least 10 People
Author: 0 Petersburg Metro System Kills At Least 10 People

The blast on Monday occurred on a metro train between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut underground stations, it killed a total of 14 people. You begin to feel the thin line about life and death", he said. More than 300 people were killed when over a dozen militants entered a school in Beslan in North Ossetia.

Global Media Nine Dead After Explosion on Saint Petersburg Metro
Author: 0 Nine Dead After Explosion on Saint Petersburg Metro

It is possible there have been up to ten fatalities and dozens of injured, according to the agency. The device that detonated on the train was set off by a man "whose remains were found in the third auto", says the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, which is leading the inquiry.

Author: 0 Momentum and Mixed Signals: The Arab-Israeli Peace Process

It also reported that the Trump pressure on Netanyahu includes forcing a major concession to the Palestinians in the form of one of their frequent demands: the ability to build in what the 1993 Oslo Accords designated as "Area C" - sections of the West Bank where Israel retains both administrative and security control.

Author: 0 Dozens Reported Killed In Suspected Chemical Attack In Syria

The alleged gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in northern Syria killed at least 58 civilians, including 11 children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a United Kingdom -based monitoring group. Mrs May said: "I'm appalled by the reports that there's been a chemical weapons attack on a town south of Idlib allegedly by the Syrian regime". Another senior US official said Saudi Arabia and Turkey, both key allies against Islamic State, had indicated the militant group ...

Global Media Ecuador National Electoral Council Says Vote Results Are Irreversible
Author: 0 Ecuador National Electoral Council Says Vote Results Are Irreversible

The result is "official and irreversible", Juan Poblo Pozo, the head of the election council, said Tuesday in comments broadcast nationwide a day after Latin American presidents including Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and Mauricio Macri of Argentina congratulated Moreno on his victory.

Author: 0 Paul Manafort volunteers to appear before committee investigating Russian election hacking

Manafort's decision comes two days after the Associated Press reported he received a $10 million annual contract from a Russian billionaire with a close ties to the Kremlin in which he promised to " greatly benefit the Putin Government ". The New York Times reported last month Manafort was one of several Trump advisers whose contacts with Russian operatives were monitored by USA law enforcement and intelligence.

Global Media Britain's May in Saudi Arabia seeking deals
Author: 0 Britain's May in Saudi Arabia seeking deals

May, who has launched a drive to secure trade deals after launching divorce proceedings with the European Union, said she would stand up for both human rights and Britain's national interests in her talks in the world's top oil exporter. Prince Saud said the kingdom worked with Amazon a year ago to introduce them to the region. The government has licensed a shocking £3.3 billion of arms exports to the Saudi regime since the bombing of Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition started in March 2015.

Global Media France's presidential front-runner Macron dominates first debate ahead of election
Author: 0 France's presidential front-runner Macron dominates first debate ahead of election

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right National Front party, will this week visit the Republic of Chad and the 3,500 French troops based out of its capital, N'Djamena. "Her strategy of transforming the National Front into a mainstream party has been working very well", Ms. Bacharan said. The debate, and the two others that will follow ahead of the April 23 first round, are seen as crucial in an election in which almost 40% of voters say they are not sure who to back.

Author: 0 White House official says North Korea is test for US-China relations

The comment by the North's Foreign Ministry spokesman also came hours before the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a Bill relisting the North as a state sponsor of terror, along with a resolution denouncing the North's nuclear and missile development.

Global Media Iran's president strongly condemns St. Petersburg metro terror attack
Author: 0 Iran's president strongly condemns St. Petersburg metro terror attack

The Investigative Committee said in a statement on Tuesday that they suspect that a man whose body fragments they found in the train was a suicide bomber. Petersburg bombing was revenge for Moscow's actions in the Middle East country as "cynical". The Kremlin on Tuesday published summaries of Putin's phone calls with Merkel and Hollande as well as with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who also called Putin on Tuesday to offer his condolences for the attack.

Author: 0 Israel approves new West Bank settlement

Hours after announcing the new community on Thursday, Netanyahu told members of his security cabinet that Israel would also make a unilateral commitment to curb West Bank settlement construction as a gesture of goodwill to Trump and his administration.

Global Media Australian police make record seizure of methamphetamine
Author: 0 Australian police make record seizure of methamphetamine

The drugs, which police say are valued at nearly $900 million, were seized when a suspect shipment of floorboards from China was found in a nondescript warehouse in Melbourne's outer east. "We will be ruthless in our efforts to stop the smuggling and the trafficking of this drug". City and regional sites in Western Australia were found to far exceed national ice use averages, with South Australia also recording above-average use both in city and country areas.

Global Media UK boat race likely still on despite suspected WWII bomb
Author: 0 UK boat race likely still on despite suspected WWII bomb

Much of the build-up to the 163rd staging of the Boat Race was focused around the intense rivalry between the two crews, spiked by the fact that Oxford bow-man William Warr previously competed for Cambridge in 2015. A length ahead by Barnes Bridge, Oxford didn't quite have Cambridge breathing down their necks, but the Light Blues had done enough to make a race of it, always in sight of the leaders but never quite close enough.

Author: 0 'If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will'

The review, which was led by national security adviser H.R. McMaster, proposes a multi-pronged approach aimed at tightening the screws on North Korea economically and militarily, the official said. "The only country that can stop North Korea is China, and they know that". Trump said trade was the incentive for China to work with the United States.

Global Media British PM arrives in Saudi Arabia on mission to boost ties
Author: 0 British PM arrives in Saudi Arabia on mission to boost ties

Ahead of her visit to Saudi Arabia, May pointed to the "immense potential for Saudi investment to provide a boost to the British economy". Jordan is a key member of the USA -led global military coalition against Islamic State , which holds territory in neighboring Syria and Iraq .

Author: 0 96 lawyers urge ME senators to oppose Gorsuch nomination

Democrats on Monday amassed the votes needed to support a filibuster blocking a confirmation vote under current Senate rules. "I had hoped President Trump would nominate an uncontroversial, mainstream judge to the Supreme Court", Menendez said.

Author: 0 Bill would ban ISPs in NYS from selling personal information

The bill repeals regulations adopted in October by the Federal Communications Commission under the Obama administration requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet's Google or Facebook.

Author: 0 UN Security Council to meet Wednesday on alleged Syria chemical attack

Washington, Apr 4 The United States warned today that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad must be held accountable for chemical weapons attacks and demanded that Russian Federation and Iran bring their ally to heel. "The regime has been systematically using small scale (chemical) attacks over a long time in order to normalize the use of those attacks", said Haid, an associate fellow at Chatham House, an global policy think tank based in London.

Author: 0 At least 58 killed in suspected chemical attack in Syria

The conference, also to be attended by aid and development groups, follows reports Tuesday that a suspected chemical attack killed dozens in northern Syria. UOSSM also said that 400 people had been injured. Airstrikes hit the rebel-held city of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province on Tuesday morning, giving off a "poisonous gas", according to Anas al-Diab, an activist with the Aleppo Media Center (AMC).

Author: 0 Ryan confirms talks underway on health care bill

After golfing with the president on Sunday, Republican Senator Rand Paul, a sharp critic of the Republicans' previous healthcare bill, also expressed renewed hope the healthcare bill could be revised in a way that picked up support from the conservative and moderate factions of the Republican Party.

Global Media DHS: Immigration agents can arrest crime victims at courthouses
Author: 0 DHS: Immigration agents can arrest crime victims at courthouses

Local authorities won't take someone into custody exclusively on suspicion that they are in the country illegally. After his release, the man - a USA citizen - sued. DACA is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative which began under the Obama administration. "If you use the term detainer, it's something that the federal courts have said is not constitutional", Garrett says.

Author: 0 Obama aide denies using intel to spy on Trump advisers

In an interview on MSNBC's " Andrea Mitchell Reports ", Rice was asked to address allegations that she had used USA intelligence for political purposes by unmasking certain names of Americans . The report quickly re-opened an unsubstantiated debate on whether the Obama administration previously ordered wiretaps on Trump's phones. I can't describe any particular report I saw, and by the way I have no idea what reports are allegedly are being described by those who are putting out this ...

Author: 0 Susan Rice unmasks USA persons swept-up in foreign surveillance

In February [National Security Council senior director for intelligence] Cohen-Watnick discovered Rice's multiple requests to unmask USA persons in intelligence reports that related to Trump transition activities. Again, nothing on the public record so far shows that anyone on Team Trump said anything improper on those calls . But, if names of Trump associates were included for political reasons that are not pertinent to understanding foreign intelligence information, then we've got two ...

Global Media Trump says USA prepared to act alone on North Korea
Author: 0 Trump says USA prepared to act alone on North Korea

The 15-member council has strengthened sanctions following each of North Korea's five nuclear tests. "Now that the United States fails to face up to the trend of times but incites confrontation to strangle the DPRK (North Korea), the DPRK is left with no option but to take necessary counteraction against it".

Global Media Brendan Rodgers claims a Rangers fan has thanked him
Author: 0 Brendan Rodgers claims a Rangers fan has thanked him

He said: "He has made Lennoxtown (training complex) a better place and we are getting a new pitch at Celtic Park so he has got ambition here and he wants to get into the Champions League next year again. I saw this guy coming out of his vehicle in a blue top and I thought: "Here we go". "But that, for me, will never happen". The problem is there was always going to be a yawning gap between Glasgow giants Celtic and the rest of the Scottish top-flight clubs this season.

Author: 0 London police make two more 'significant arrests' in Westminster attack

Five people have died - a police officer, the attacker, a woman named as Aysha Frade, 43, United States tourist Kurt Cochran and 75-year-old Leslie Rhodes succumbed to his injuries in hospital a day after the attack. "A strong message - to those inspired by hate and extremism of all persuasions that we will not give in to those who seek to breed discord and fear", he said.

Global Media Rep. Rohrabacher meets with Trump, talks border wall
Author: 0 Rep. Rohrabacher meets with Trump, talks border wall

CASTRO: If I were betting, yes. "I wish I could, but I can't at this time", Castro, a member of the House intelligence committee, said. Other Trump associates have been put in the spotlight over connections to Russian Federation, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Author: 0 Trump Administration Clears Keystone XL Pipeline

The pipeline still needs permit approval from Nebraska before it can begin construction. According to the State Department's January 2014 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement , greenhouse gas emissions will actually increase without the pipeline if the crude oil from Canada is alternatively transported by rail across the U.S.

Author: 0 US Congress measures against DPRK intended "to put pressure on China": MOFA

In the past, Cuba, Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan have featured in the list drawn up by the state department, and which now includes countries such as Sudan, Syria and Iran. Tensions on the peninsula are now high, with South Korea saying late last month that the North was ready to carry out a new nuclear test. The allies say the drills set to run until the end of this month are defensive in nature.

Global Media Intel official who 'unmasked' Trump associates said to be 'very high up'
Author: 0 Intel official who 'unmasked' Trump associates said to be 'very high up'

Farkas was not even in government any longer during her self-described mobilization to leak secret intercepts, but was a senior fellow at the NATO-funded Atlantic Council. After the week's committee meetings were canceled by the chairman, Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) met with Nunes on Thursday to discuss getting the panel's investigation into Russia's campaign season influence operation back on track.

Global Media Cambridge calls for Trump impeachment probe
Author: 0 Cambridge calls for Trump impeachment probe

Now, the proposal will be sent on behalf of the Cambridge City Council to the US representatives who serve Cambridge, The Boston Globe added. Michael Capuano and Katherine Clark, whose districts include Cambridge. This isn't the first time questions around Trump and the Emoluments Clause have been brought up. Trump announced in January, prior to his inauguration, that he would transfer control of his business to his adult sons.

Author: 0 Jason Day uplifted after news about his mother's health

While Day has yet to win a green jacket, the one-time major victor has finished in the top-three twice at Augusta. "Golf was the last thing on my mind", Day said. We all know more than likely where the pin positions are going to be, so I didn't scope out the holes. Hideki Matsuyama and Justin Thomas each looked unstoppable earlier in the year, nabbing multiple wins each, but they've cooled off a bit as of late.

Author: 0 South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87

We compiled photographs of the life of one of South Africa's greatest struggle icons. Kathrada, along with Mandela, was one of 156 anti-apartheid activists charged in the four-year Treason Trial in 1956. "Now he is gone", said a visibly shaken Chiba. Kathrada retired to Robben Island at a private house for almost five years as president of the Robben Island Museum .

Global Media 'Doctor Who' season 10 opens with a pacy new 'Pilot' episode
Author: 0 'Doctor Who' season 10 opens with a pacy new 'Pilot' episode

The Anne Droid fronts a dystopian version of "The Weakest Link", who obliterates contestants with a laser, rather than the 21st century Anne's acidic putdowns.The episode also saw Davina McCall playing a Davinadroid, who hosted a futuristic version of "Big Brother" (we suppose that would be an Emmadroid now.).

Global Media Frustrated Chinese engineer marries his own created female robot
Author: 0 Frustrated Chinese engineer marries his own created female robot

Although marrying a robot is obviously a great publicity stunt for a company specializing in AI technology, Zheng may have made a decision to get romantic with a robot just to get his parents off his back. According to a South China Morning Post report, the ceremony saw Jiajia's mother and friends in attendance. According to the World Economic Forum, there are almost 114 men for every 100 women in China.

Author: 0 Ukraine: killed ex-State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed as absurd suggestions that Russian Federation was involved in the killing, the Interfax news service reported. Voronenko fled to Ukraine a year ago, together with his wife. Ukraine's president, Petro Poroshenko turned to Twitter to call Voronenkov's murder a "Russian state terrorist act".

Author: 0 Japan protests over 'extremely problematic' North Korea missile launch

The missile was tracked for just under 10 minutes, when it landed in teh Sea of Japana. "North Korea fired an unidentified projectile in Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province, into the East Sea", South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, according to Yonhap news agency, using the local name for the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.

Author: 0 US business seeks action, not trade war, in Xi-Trump summit

Security Council presidency for April. A diplomatic source in Beijing said that Seoul has requested Washington to stop China from continuing its retaliatory measures, but that it is unclear if Seoul's position will be fully represented in the meeting.

Global Media U.N. council to meet Wednesday on suspected Syria toxic gas attack
Author: 0 U.N. council to meet Wednesday on suspected Syria toxic gas attack

The head of the health authority in rebel-held Idlib said more than 50 people had been killed and 300 wounded. "Many children were among the victims", he said, adding that he expects the death toll to rise. The state-run Anadolu news agency quoted Mevlut Cavusoglu Tuesday as calling the attack "a crime against humanity". The gas attack happened before the start of a two-day conference on Syria's future in Brussels by the European Union.

Author: 0 Flynn requests immunity from Russian involvement inquiries

He said that claims of incidental collection "will not distract us from the Russian Federation investigation". House and Senate committees and the FBI are investigating allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russians known to U.S.

Global Media Colombia Mudslide, Flooding Kills 254 in Midnight Deluge
Author: 0 Colombia Mudslide, Flooding Kills 254 in Midnight Deluge

From what the store owner has been able to gather, the torrents of mud, water and debris unleashed on the city of Mocoa by the rain-swollen river swept away his 18-month-old grandson, Jadir Estiven. Garreta said that night she had found a 5-year-old boy clinging to a washing machine that had been carried away by the waters. More than 1,100 soldiers and police officers were helping dig people out in 17 affected neighborhoods.