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Author: 0 Syria strike may signal the end of isolationist Trump

As Trump sends missiles into Syria - in response to the devastating chemical weapon attack on civilians - further conflict with Syria or possibly even Russian Federation becomes more feasible. February 28, 2017: Russian Federation, a stalwart ally of the Syrian government, and China veto a U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing sanctions against the Syrian government for chemical weapons use.

Author: 0 Trump orders missile strikes on Syrian airbase

USA cruise missile strikes on Syria's Shayrat air base caused "significant" damage to the site, Russia's RIA Novosti agency quoted a base employee as saying on Friday. In an interview just weeks out from election day, he said his opponent's policies on Syria, which included the establishment of a no-fly zone, would lead to a world war.

Author: 0 Korea test fires 800km-range missile

This is the second launch of a KN-15 (called the Pukguksong-2 by North Korea), and it raises concerns that the North Korean regime may be working on a solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The U.S. Pacific Command said it detected and tracked what it assessed as North Korean missile launched from land near the eastern coastal city of Sinpo.

Global Media U.S. strike on Syria: What we know now
Author: 0 U.S. strike on Syria: What we know now

Officially announcing the strike, US President Donald Trump claimed that the targeted airfield had launched the chemical attack on the rebel-held area in Idlib. missile strike on the military airfield in Homs an outright aggression. The US attack on Syria conveys a message that encourages terrorism, he said, adding that "the hasty military move" is against worldwide law and the UN Charter and will strengthen extremism in the region.

Author: 0 Trump receives Xi for Florida summit

Together they have one daughter, Xi Mingze, 24, who graduated from Harvard University in 2015 and makes very few public appearances. Tensions have escalated over North Korean moves to accelerate its weapons development. "The other thing of course is going to be North Korea", Trump said. Trump promised during the 2016 presidential campaign to stop what he called the theft of American jobs by China and rebuild the country's manufacturing base.

Author: 0 Putin Administration Calls Strike on Syria an Act of 'Aggression'

Moscow slammed the U.S. strike on a Syrian airbase Friday as "aggression against a sovereign state", and suspended a bilateral agreement to help avoid clashes in the skies over the war-torn country. The deputy foreign minister added: "We believe that the Assad regime must be punished completely in the worldwide arena". Yaakov Amidror, Israel's former national security adviser, said the calibrated response by the United States had sent a message that Washington was reengaged in the region and ...

Global Media N.Korea fires ballistic missile, US says clock has now run out
Author: 0 N.Korea fires ballistic missile, US says clock has now run out

Many weapons experts say the North could have a functioning nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the continental US within a few years. The South Korean military said the missile was sacked from land near the east coast city of Sinpo and flew only about 60 kilometers (40 miles).

Author: 0 United States to boost defenses against North Korea

North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its east coast into the sea off the peninsula, South Korea's military said, ahead of a summit between USA and Chinese leaders who are set to discuss Pyongyang's arms programme. The presidential office said National Security Adviser Kim Kwan-jin and his USA counterpart Herbert McMaster spoke on the phone for about 20 minutes Thursday morning.

Global Media Fitch Ratings joins S&P in downgrading South Africa to junk status
Author: 0 Fitch Ratings joins S&P in downgrading South Africa to junk status

Downgrades to junk from the two agencies could see South Africa drop out of some widely used global bond indexes and force worldwide funds which track them or which are prohibited from holding sub-investment grade securities to sell. The president replaced Gordhan with former Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, who has no financial or business experience, making him the nation's fourth finance minister in 15 months.

Global Media Syrian minister sees United States attack as limited, does not expect escalation
Author: 0 Syrian minister sees United States attack as limited, does not expect escalation

The Syrian government has strongly denied launching such an attack. George Sabra, a prominent opposition politician, told al-Hadath TV: "The truth is that militarily, if it is limited to this strike, then it has no meaning". "Initial indications are that this strike has severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft and support infrastructure and equipment at Shayrat Airfield, reducing the Syrian government's ability to deliver chemical weapons ", Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, ...

Author: 0 Swedish media: Truck crashes into Stockholm store, 3 dead

A large number of people were injured. Martin Svenningsen, a reporter with P4 Extra, says he saw a truck driving into the crowd. Lofven says at least two people have been killed in the attack Friday afternoon on the Ahlens store. They said it was too early to tell if it was terrorism related. "I looked out of the store and saw a big truck". The company confirmed their driver is unharmed and is with the police.

Author: 0 Trump does see Russia as 'problem': US envoy

Haley, bringing photos of children harmed and killed in the attack, then addressed the council. The crowd responded by cheering on Van Susteren, who responded by immediately softening the question to ask what Haley thinks the USA should do about Russian Federation.

Global Media Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was paid by Russian Federation
Author: 0 Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was paid by Russian Federation

But the AP reported that Manafort and some of his associates remained close to Trump's inner circle, and Manafort told a colleague that he continues to speak to the U.S. US diplomatic cables from 2006 describe Deripaska as one of two or three oligarchs Putin relies on. The New York Times reported , "On Monday, the intrigue took another turn, when a member of Parliament in Ukraine released documents that he said showed that Mr.

Author: 0 Kremlin slams absurd claims about alleged 'Russian link' to politician's murder

He was one of the key witnesses in the state treason case against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who is also a suspect in a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal and mass murder, according to Kyiv Post . A former Russian lawmaker who became a vociferous critic of Moscow following his recent move to Ukraine was shot and killed in Kiev Thursday, prompting another war of words between the two countries.

Author: 0 Trump 'develops friendship' with Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago

Their summit brings together two leaders who could not seem more different: the often stormy Trump, prone to angry tweets, and Xi, outwardly calm, measured and tightly scripted, with no known social media presence. In return, Xi hopes to get assurances from Trump on punitive tariffs and the delay of an American arms sale to Taiwan, .at least until a Communist Party meeting later this year.

Global Media Syria's Shayrat airbase after U.S. missile strike
Author: 0 Syria's Shayrat airbase after U.S. missile strike

President Trump gave the command on Thursday for US warships to fire a salvo of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat airfield in Homs province. "We welcome these strikes", Najib Ghadbian, special representative of the Syrian National Coalition to the United States and the United Nations, told Al Jazeera.

Author: 0 ANC confirms Jonas' Parliament resignation

It remains to be seen what is in store for Jonas and Gordhan, who have also encouraged South Africans to rise up in light of the recent political drama in the country. There have been widespread calls for President Zuma to be recalled by the ruling party. Peters resigned as MP after she lost her job to Joe Maswanganyi following President Jacob Zuma's controversial midnight Cabinet reshuffle last week.

Author: 0 Smells like team spirit to Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan

Considering his form for the Under-23's and with Sadio Mane being out injured there should be no reason why Wilson cannot receive the opportunity to prove his worth to the Liverpool manager. Liverpool's failure to clear a lofted ball into the box proved to be their downfall against the Cherries - an issue that has reared its head on other occasions this season.

Author: 0 United Airlines criticised over 'sexist' leggings ban

Watts said she was waiting to board her plane to Mexico when she overheard the gate agent denying entry to a young girl wearing grey leggings and telling her "I don't make the rules I just enforce them". She posted on her Twitter that next time she would fly with the airline, she would wear only jeans and a scarf. United said the girls were " pass riders " who were traveling Sunday under an employee travel pass that includes a dress code.

Global Media Tarun Vijay apologises for controversial comments on South Indians
Author: 0 Tarun Vijay apologises for controversial comments on South Indians

Which is you know. He further questioned, "If we are racist, why would we have the entire south (India)?". Tarun Vijay has kicked a storm by calling South Indians "blacks". Secondly, to bring up the four states and their residents in a debate on racism only supports the argument that Indians, such as Vijay himself, are deeply conditioned to view skin colour as a dividing social factor.

Author: 0 Here's What Firing 59 Tomahawk Missiles at Syria's Airfield Cost

Mr Turnbull further condemned the Syrian chemical weapons attack on civilians saying it was "a blatant contravention of basic principles of humanity". Similarly, Rand Paul tweeted that Trump needed "Congressional authorization for military action" and said the airstrikes against Syria will do "nothing to make us safer".

Author: 0 Bomb defused in St. Petersburg, Russia, apartment raid

The news agency is quoting law enforcement sources as saying that police are looking for a man who is believed to have planted a device that exploded in a subway auto on Monday, killing 10 and wounding about 40 others. Petersburg metro". "Orders have been given to return [the evacuated] residents, everything is safe up to the seventh floor", Serov said, adding that investigators were evaluating the eighth and ninth floors of the building.

Author: 0 EU expands sanctions against North Korea as Trump meets Xi

Citing an unnamed source from the U.S. Department of Defense, AP wrote that the "rocket spun out of control and plunged into the ocean in a fiery crash". Pyongyang is on a quest to develop a long-range missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland with a nuclear warhead, and has so far staged five nuclear tests, two of them previous year.

Global Media North Carolina won the national title, but atrocious refereeing stole the show
Author: 0 North Carolina won the national title, but atrocious refereeing stole the show

The victory gave the Tar Heels their sixth title in school history, and as you can imagine, the streets of Chapel Hill flooded with celebrations after the win. Wisconsin had something to say about that. A reserve forward, Maye had been the hero of the previous weekend's games. There is no college basketball coach at any program with any combination of recruiting and coaching skills that can match that record during that period.

Global Media Military action escalates USA role in Syria
Author: 0 Military action escalates USA role in Syria

President Trump and China's President Xi Jinping, as well as the monthly jobs report that could support more U.S. interest rate hikes. The officials did not elaborate. That's why President Obama drew that red line, challenging Assad not to cross it by using chemical weapons. Officials said the United States had informed Russian Federation ahead of the strikes.

Author: 0 Syria decries 'aggression' as United States launches cruise missiles

Syria condemned a USA missile strike on one of its air bases that killed seven people early Friday as an "aggression", while the Syrian opposition welcomed military action against President Bashar Assad after a chemical attack earlier this week killed over 80.

Author: 0 US Launches Tomahawk Cruise Missiles at Airbase in Syria

On Trump's orders, USA warships launched between 50-60 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syria Government airbase where the warplanes that carried out the chemical attacks were based, US officials said. Israel's president says the USA strike on Syria was an "appropriate response" to "unthinkable brutality". The Syrian army said the strikes made the United States a "partner" of the Islamic State, Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations.

Global Media NSC Aide Said To Have Leaked Intel To Back Trump Eavesdropping Claims
Author: 0 NSC Aide Said To Have Leaked Intel To Back Trump Eavesdropping Claims

Flynn attended RT's 10th anniversary gala that year, at which he was seated with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "He therefore submitted the finalized form after he left the White House". It doesn't include an itemized listing of his speaking engagements including the payments from RT, the Russian television network that US intelligence agencies have described as a propaganda outlet.

Author: 0 'Groundless' accusations over Syria unacceptable, says Putin

The U.S. official did not comment on how likely military action might be or suggest which, if any, options might be recommended by the Pentagon. US gold futures also rose 1.3 percent to $1,269. Asked about Russia's role, the prime minister said it had a "real responsibility" to ensure the Assad regime complied with global law. "But that doesn't mean that we can't support efforts like safe zones throughout Syria to make sure we do what we can for their people".

Author: 0 Assange Expected to Be Safe Following Ruling Party Winning Election in Ecuador

Supporters of Guillermo Lasso protested in the capital, Quito , for a second night on Monday, echoing their candidate's calls for votes to be recounted. Left-wing populists such as Correa used the commodity boom earlier this decade to cut poverty and cultivate support, but the region has suffered as prices for oil and other exports continue to slump.

Author: 0 EU's Tusk to meet May in London

Alyn Smith, the SNP MEP, said: "Scotland will not be silent in this process as our rights are taken away by an administration we do not support, by a vote we clearly rejected, and a process that is demonstrably against our interests". He said later he hoped that "sufficient progress" will be made by this fall to allow preliminary trade discussions to start. Mrs May last week sought hand-in-hand negotiations on exit and a future relationship, while the EU Council president and EU top ...

Global Media Chemical attack in Syria has 'changed my attitude': Donald Trump
Author: 0 Chemical attack in Syria has 'changed my attitude': Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump told some members of the U.S. Congres Thursday that he is considering a military intervention in Syria upon the Assad regime's recent Idlib chemical attack, according to reports. But Trump and other senior US officials said that the latest attack, which doctors say caused the agonizing deaths of at least 72 people, had changed the calculus.

Author: 0 Republicans trigger 'nuclear option,' paving way for Gorsuch confirmation

As expected, the Republicans voted to deploy the so-called "nuclear option" to insure Gorsuch can be confirmed by a simple majority. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said it was more sensible for U.S. However, Democratic Senators Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Michael Bennet of Colorado voted with their Republican counterparts to bring the filibuster effort to a close.

Global Media Britain says it fully supports USA strikes on Syria
Author: 0 Britain says it fully supports USA strikes on Syria

The attacks in neighboring Syria have anxious Israel, which has warned against "game-changing" weapons reaching Hezbollah in Lebanon from Syria. A survivor of the chemical attack told the AP he hopes the USA missile attack puts an end to government airstrikes, creating a safe area for civilians.

Author: 0 Tillerson says Russia has 'failed' in Syria

Another danger is that Shiite militias in Iraq that are backed by Iran might try to retaliate against the more than 5,000 US troops in Iraq . U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that USA has "high degree of confidence to believe that Sarin nerve gas was used in the chemical attack". The attack is a response to a deadly chemical attack in a rebel-held area, a U.S.

Author: 0 UK SoD Expresses Full Support for US Missile Strikes on Syria Airfield

On Thursday night, the United States launched a massive missile attack on al-Shayrat military airfield near Homs, Syria, in response to the Assad regime using chemical weapons on the Syrian people earlier this week. The president's tone changed by Wednesday, when he said the "attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me" and that his "attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much".

Global Media South Africans gather for nationwide protests against Zuma
Author: 0 South Africans gather for nationwide protests against Zuma

The news caused mass hysteria on social media, with many irate South Africans taking to Facebook and Twitter to vent their frustrations over the downgrade. The reshuffle also strengthened calls for Zuma to resign, with several senior ANC figures criticising Gordhan's removal. He said MKVA soldiers are only going to Luthuli House to protect the property of the ANC as well as staff members working there.

Author: 0 Trump, Xi meet again - in shadow of missile strikes on Syria

In remarks to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump said the roughly $310 billion US trade deficit with China is high on the agenda. Last week, the president predicted in a tweet that his meeting with Mr Xi would be "very difficult".

Global Media Congress is cautiously applauding Trump's missile strikes against Syria
Author: 0 Congress is cautiously applauding Trump's missile strikes against Syria

Earlier in the day, the Pentagon confirmed it used a hotline for minimising the risk of aerial combat between US and Russian jets in eastern Syria to alert Moscow of the strike against the Syrian Government. Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched. The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin believes the US strike is an "aggression against a sovereign state in violation of worldwide law".

Author: 0 Senate vote on Gorsuch expected midday Friday

The filibuster, a requirement that 60 senators agree to end debate to allow an actual up-or-down vote, didn't traditionally apply to judicial confirmations. The Senate is expected to confirm the appellate court judge on Friday. A final confirmation vote for Gorsuch is scheduled for Friday. The change is dubbed "the nuclear option".

Global Media McCain And Graham Praise Trump's Decision To Strike Assad
Author: 0 McCain And Graham Praise Trump's Decision To Strike Assad

Trump spoke to reporters after the United States attacked a Syrian air base with roughly 60 cruise missiles in response to a chemical weapons attack it blames on President Bashar Assad. After Tuesday's suspected attack on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun, Trump was standing in Obama's shoes from nearly four years ago - and he made a decision to step in a different direction.

Author: 0 Basque lawmakers urge separatist group to disarm ASAP

In its letter, ETA claims "the process" is not fully completed. In a statement released on Friday, the group said that it would turn over its final weapons to Basque civil society groups on Saturday and that it wanted to "inform the global community.that it is now a disarmed organization".

Global Media Trump statement on US military strikes in Syria
Author: 0 Trump statement on US military strikes in Syria

Syria's government calls all armed groups "terrorists". On March 18, security forces open fire on a protest in Daraa, killing four people in what activists regard as the first deaths of the uprising. These military strikes against Assad's arsenal send a clear signal that the United States will stand up for internationally accepted norms and rules against the use of chemical weapons.

Author: 0 Syria attack tests Trump's changing foreign-policy attitude

President Trump has also been calling for greater cooperation from China in order to tame North Korea and has called for the Chinese to reduce their ambitions in the South China Sea . Wilder said past US administrations preferred to be toughest with Beijing behind closed doors - something he said Bush did effectively. The results of the summit will be closely monitored by South Korea, whose businesses have been hit hard by China's retaliation against its deployment of the THAAD missile ...

Author: 0 India inks Dollars 2 billion missile defence systems deal with Israel

Two similar DRDO-IAI programmes are already underway for the next-generation SAMs for Indian warships and nine air defence squadrons for the Indian Air Force. Weiss and to all those who contributed, on this historic achievement, referring it truly exceptional. IAI will provide medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) advanced air and missile defense systems to the Indian Army .

Author: 0 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for first face-to-face with President Donald Trump

On the campaign trail, Trump proposed a 45% tariff on Chinese goods. The proposal provoked headlines and riled up Trump's base, but then economists began to weigh in on the damage that would inflict. The Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch and demanded a halt to all missile tests, stressing again that they violate United Nations sanctions and "are significantly increasing tension in the region and beyond".