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Author: 0 Putin meets with Tillerson in Moscow - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

It will be Moscow's eighth veto in support of the Assad government since the Syrian war began six years ago. Tillerson met Putin in the Kremlin after talking to his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, for about three hours. The U.S. intelligence community has concluded Moscow attempted to influence the election in Trump's favor. While the most immediate U.S. "On April 14, a trilateral meeting of foreign ministers of Russia, Syria and Iran will take place in Moscow", Russian Foreign ...

Author: 0 Putin: the United States is planning more strikes in Syria

Mr Johnson backed United States calls to find a political solution and said the G7 leaders were ready to work with Russian Federation to end the violence in Syria . I have absolutely no doubt we did the right thing. "And it was very, very successfully done". U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that Syria has used chlorine bombs and other chemical weapons dozens of times.

Global Media Neil Gorsuch Confirmed To US Supreme Court
Author: 0 Neil Gorsuch Confirmed To US Supreme Court

Democrats seethed for months over Garland's treatment, and under pressure from liberal activists fuming over the Trump presidency they mounted a filibuster Thursday to block Gorsuch. Senate Republicans made a decision to change the rule after Democrats sought to block Gorsuch's nomination under the existing filibuster rules. Cox added that the NRA applauds McConnell, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, for their leadership in ...

Author: 0 Destruction in fight to take west Mosul worse than east

Since late February, 292,000 people have been forced to flee west Mosul, with 362,000 people uprooted by fighting in both east and west Mosul. U.S., coalition and partner forces are edging toward victory in the campaign to defeat Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists in and around Raqqa, Syria, and Mosul, Iraq, the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman told Pentagon reporters Wednesday.

Author: 0 Steve Bannon Removed From the National Security Council

The senior White House official was not authorized to discuss changes that have not been formally announced and spoke on condition of anonymity. "The removal of Steve Bannon is as overdue as the addition of leading military and intelligence advisors, whose information and counsel have always been critical to the formulation of USA foreign policy", Price said .

Global Media France not responsible for 1942 round-up of Jews, says Le Pen
Author: 0 France not responsible for 1942 round-up of Jews, says Le Pen

Le Pen has said repeatedly that France would leave the European Union under her leadership, while Melenchon has said he would pull the country out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. In all, about 75,000 Jews were deported from France to Nazi concentration camps during World War II. The election has received an unusual amount of global attention because Marine Le Pen , the National Front candidate, has consistently led the polls.

Global Media Dozens killed in bombings at Coptic churches; Islamic State claims responsibility
Author: 0 Dozens killed in bombings at Coptic churches; Islamic State claims responsibility

Thousands gathered outside the Tanta church shortly after the blast, some weeping and wearing black. 27 died and nearly 80 were injured in the attack in the nearby city on the Nile Delta. They accuse the state of not doing enough to protect them. The attacks were claimed by the Islamic State group, and both bombings were said to have been timed to impact the greatest number of churchgoers.

Global Media Suspected Stockholm attacker was rejected for asylum
Author: 0 Suspected Stockholm attacker was rejected for asylum

He had not been known as a militant threat by the security services before Friday's attack. Also yesterday, national police Chief Dan Eliasson said investigators are looking into a device found in the driver's compartment that "could be a bomb" or an incendiary device.

Global Media British PM Theresa May Under Fire Over Saudi Human Rights Issue
Author: 0 British PM Theresa May Under Fire Over Saudi Human Rights Issue

May landed at a military airport in Riyadh on Tuesday, coming from Jordan. She must try to strengthen her hand in talks with the bloc without annoying European Union leaders and also secure trade deals elsewhere in case the talks fail and Britain crashes out of the European Union without an agreement.

Global Media At least 4 missing after powerful Australia cyclone
Author: 0 At least 4 missing after powerful Australia cyclone

Local residents wade through floodwaters near their homes in the northern New South Wales town of Lismore, Australia, March 31, 2017 after heavy rains associated with Cyclone Debbie swelled rivers to record heights across the region. State Disaster Coordinator Stephan Gollschewski told reporters about the incident as he expressed disbelief at "foolish and stupid" behaviour of some people amid Queensland's cyclone and flood crisis.

Global Media Gorsuch confirmed; Capito, Manchin with majority
Author: 0 Gorsuch confirmed; Capito, Manchin with majority

However, Democrats filibustered Gorsuch's nomination, denying him the needed 60 votes. Democrats in 2013 first changed the rules of the Senate to block Republican filibusters of nominees to lower courts and government jobs, but left the Supreme Court untouched.

Global Media NC legislator compares Hitler to Abraham Lincoln in Facebook post
Author: 0 NC legislator compares Hitler to Abraham Lincoln in Facebook post

A North Carolina Republican state representative said in a Facebook post that former President Abraham Lincoln was a "tyrant" as bad as German dictator Adolf Hitler. "When American ultra-conservatives have come to believe beloved Abraham Lincoln is equivalent to Hitler, their politics have jumped the shark and gone from eye-rolling to risky for our democratic republic", North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Goodwin said, Huffington Post reported .

Author: 0 Shower and t-storm chances increase into the weekend

This will likely end any shot for some rain for the end of the week. The winds will shift back from the South... leading to a warm up for your Easter Weekend . But here's the thing about Sunday: Most of the day looks fine! Temperatures should top out in the mid 60s. Once the rain clears out, temperatures will rise.

Author: 0 Trump and the art of the deal with China

The reclusive state has always been 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 atomic tests, two of them previous year. The proposed measures include pressuring China to follow through on steps to deter Pyongyang, but the official added that military options were still under consideration in the long-term.

Global Media Suspect on FBI's Most Wanted List Could be in Maryland or Virginia
Author: 0 Suspect on FBI's Most Wanted List Could be in Maryland or Virginia

Fugitive Walter Yovany Gomez marked the 513th addition to the "Top Ten" list. The FBI is offering $100k dollars for information leading to the arrest of Gomez. Authorities later learned Gomez fled to Maryland with the help of other gang members. Gallagher said he was "pleased" that Gomez had been added to the most wanted list and added, "we urge anyone with information related to this horrific crime to come forward".

Author: 0 Trump Campaign Manager Manafort to Register as Foreign Agent

A Washington lobbying firm that worked under the direction of two former Trump campaign advisers has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. Manafort has said the ledger was a fraud and claimed no public evidence existed to show he or others on the list received payments, but in a statement on Tuesday responding to the AP report he pivoted.

Global Media Save ACA, Medicaid; get more enrolled
Author: 0 Save ACA, Medicaid; get more enrolled

One pundit explained away this Republican political setback writing, "Obamacare is more popular than the GOP alternative". Health care is essential to quality of life. These states are seeing the federal windfall their neighbors received while trying to navigate public health concerns like opioid addiction, he said.

Author: 0 Democrat Thompson's Strong Showing In Special Election Could Signify Shift In Kansas

Some of this glee is understandable; Pompeo won his last re-election battle in 2014 by a 31-point margin , but Estes kept the district red last night by a much slimmer margin. This thought experiment will not come to fruition for a variety of reasons: Special elections are weird things, and individual races are colored by a lot of things beyond national temperament.

Author: 0 Tillerson in Russian Federation as Syria tensions flare

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley gave a fiery speech at the UN Security Council condemning Russia's annexation of Crimea, vowing that "our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russian Federation returns control over the peninsula to Ukraine".

Author: 0 Effort needed to lower tensions after tough talk over Gibraltar

The European Union will conduct Brexit negotiations with the United Kingdom with an aim to mitigate the human, economic and political uncertainties of the event as much as possible, and parallel talks on exit and future relations are not possible, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday.

Author: 0 Xi urges peaceful resolution of N.Korea tension in call with Trump

North Korea also often marks important anniversaries with tests of its nuclear or missile capabilities. At a meeting with South Korean presidential candidates and their teams that took place on April 11, Wu signaled that Beijing hopes that the new government would cancel the decision to host the THAAD.

Global Media After EC, opposition leaders meet President on EVM issue
Author: 0 After EC, opposition leaders meet President on EVM issue

A joint memorandum presented by the 13 parties flagged a host of issues from tampering of EVMs, lumpenism of Gau Rakshaks, bypassing Rajya Sabha using the money bill route, vendetta politics against political opponents and fragile situation of Jammu and Kashmir.

Global Media Xi urges peaceful solutions over North Korea
Author: 0 Xi urges peaceful solutions over North Korea

Over the decades, North Korea's ruling Kim family has itself used the threat of force against South Korea and Japan as an effective bargaining chip. The US has sent a Navy strike group toward the Korean peninsula. "We are sending an armada, very powerful", Trump said . If not, we will solve the problem without them! The 38 North group described the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site as "primed and ready".

Author: 0 US Threatens Further Attacks on Syria

Since then, United States officials have repeatedly talked up thew idea of further missile attacks against Syria, though at the same thing Mattis once again insisted today that USA military policy in Syria is totally unchanged in the wake of the attacks.

Author: 0 Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation not obsolete, reversing campaign stance

While criticising Russian Federation on Wednesday, Trump said he and Xi had bonded during the Chinese president's visit to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where they dined together with their wives and held talks. "What we may be seeing is a re-centering of this administration", Nicholas Burns, a former ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and undersecretary of state, said on MSNBC.

Author: 0 Trump backs away from labeling China as currency manipulator

The dollar hit its highest level in over a decade in December, a sign that investors are betting on the prospects of a stronger USA economy compared to other parts of the world. "But he reiterated his view that a strong currency hurts USA competitiveness, adding fresh downward pressure on the dollar". "Ultimately the economic relationship with China is multiple, multiple, multiple times more important than anything having to do with Russia", Weber added.

Global Media Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull discusses trade opportunities with India during maiden visit
Author: 0 Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull discusses trade opportunities with India during maiden visit

Mr Turnbull said India had a long tradition of protection, particularly for agriculture. This is Turnbull's first visit to India since he assumed office in 2015. In addition to this, lack of a commercial contract between the two countries has not allowed Australia to supply uranium to India, even after the two nations signed a civil nuclear cooperation three-year ago.

Author: 0 US and Russia struggle to overcome rifts in Moscow

But the White House has also caused a great deal of confusion - the USA position on Syria is still woefully unclear, as Trump has made no comprehensive statement on Syria since last week's missile attack. But such hopes appeared optimistic as the diplomats outlined their sharply diverging views on Syria. Lavrov also complained about the mixed messages coming out of Washington on the Trump administration's policy on Syria, with the U.S.

Author: 0 A primer on some of the main issues in the BC election

British Columbia's two leading political parties targeted voters' wallets with duelling promises on bridge tolls , tax cuts and rate freezes on the eve of a provincial election campaign. The complaint letter also alleged breaches as recent as November 2014 when the Liberals said the list was used during municipal elections in Saanich, B.C.

Global Media Egypt beefs up security outside churches ahead of Easter
Author: 0 Egypt beefs up security outside churches ahead of Easter

Meanwhile, Israel has closed a major border from Sinai to Egypt in the wake of the deadly church bombings. Egyptians carry the coffin of policewoman Brigadier Nagwa el-Haggar during her funeral on April 10, 2017, after she died during a blast that struck outside the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate headquarters in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria on Palm Sunday the day before.

Author: 0 Russian Federation blocks United Nations resolution on Syria attack

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Tillerson and Lavrov are expected to speak between noon and 1 p.m. EST. The White House wants to see Russian Federation drop its support for Assad, whom Trump labelled a "butcher". "But we can start by working together to actually de-escalate the conflict", she said. On his way into the meeting with Tillerson, Lavrov said he believed the visit was timely as Russian Federation saw what it called "troubling actions" last week in Syria , a reference to ...

Author: 0 China calls Trump to say peaceful solution needed in North Korea

Trump met Chinese President Xi Jinping last week and spoke to him by phone on Wednesday night. Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have been running high amid speculation that North Korea may conduct its sixth nuclear test or carry out a threatened test of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the USA around its key anniversaries in April.

Author: 0 White House slams Moscow for defending Assad on gas attack

James Mattis added: "There is no doubt the Syrian regime is responsible for the decision to attack and for the attack itself". Tillerson, the highest-level USA official to meet with Russian officials since Trump took office in January, said he hoped Moscow would abandon its support for Assad after last week's deadly chemical attack.

Author: 0 Trump officials say no new U.S. focus on ousting Syria's Assad

Speaking on NBC's Meet the Press , Haley said that "in no way do we see peace in that area with Assad as the head of the Syrian government". Once the threat from ISIL has been reduced or eliminated, "I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilising the situation in Syria ", Tillerson said in excerpts from an interview on CBS's Face the Nation .

Global Media Pyongyang readies foreign journalists for 'big and important event'
Author: 0 Pyongyang readies foreign journalists for 'big and important event'

President Trump later blasted the comments on Twitter - saying the communist country was "looking for trouble" and that the United States would "solve the problem" with or without China's help. In South Korea, Acting President Hwang Kyo Ahn has asked the military to step up monitoring and communication with the U.S., as Pyong- yang may launch "greater provocations" such as a nuclear test to mark various anniversaries.

Author: 0 Trump comments on his meeting with Xi Jinping in US

The two leaders spoke Tuesday night Washington time. FILE - In this April 7, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after their meetings at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla. But analysts say any unilateral military options for the United States concerning North Korea posed significant problems. "U.S.A.", Trump tweeted .

Global Media Trump Advisors: US Seeks to Fight ISIS and Oust Syria's Assad
Author: 0 Trump Advisors: US Seeks to Fight ISIS and Oust Syria's Assad

DPRK stands for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. His remarks came despite campaign accusations about China stealing jobs in the US and manipulating its currency. In their 20-minute conversation, Trump said he emphasized the importance of the Seoul-Washington alliance and spent a lot of time during the summit discussing the Korean Peninsula.

Author: 0 Trump slams Russian Federation for backing 'evil' Assad

Mattis said that he is confident that US involvement in Syria will not spiral out of control. That's the signal Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and UN Ambassador Nicki Haley sent to Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad on March 30 in saying we'd be prepared to live with him.

Author: 0 China, South Korea urge calm as North Korea prepares big celebration

If not, we will solve the problem without them! "The contest proved once again that our Korean People's Army. will show a real taste of gun shot and real taste of war to the reckless invaders", KCNA said. Kim Jong Un's regime has test-fired a series of ballistic missiles this year to advance its nuclear program, and the US has dispatched a fleet of warships toward the Korean Peninsula.

Author: 0 Russia vetoes UN Security Council's Syria resolution

Tillerson recently said Russian Federation must choose between the United States and the administration of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Moscow news conference came after Mr Putin met Mr Tillerson for the first time since Mr Trump took office.

Global Media Manhunt underway for alleged gun thief who wrote manifesto to Trump
Author: 0 Manhunt underway for alleged gun thief who wrote manifesto to Trump

They believe he stole a large number of guns from a Janesville gun shop last Tuesday and that he sent a 161 page "manifesto" full of anti-government rhetoric to the White House recently. "We were taking extra precautions, just in case", he said. "The vehicle was found the same day the gun store was robbed, and the police made their search for Mr.

Author: 0 Ecuadorans vote in tense elections, and brace for a narrow finish

Ecuador " s opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso , who lost in the second round of elections, warned that he will challenge the results of the vote, which is now witnessing the victory of the candidate Lenin Moreno. "We must go to the streets and say "don't steal my vote" because we want a change in Ecuador". Even as leaders from right-wing governments in Latin America began called Moreno on Monday to offer their congratulations, Lasso vowed to keep up the fight against the installation of ...

Author: 0 Trump, Xi converge on currency, Syria as US-China ties warm

The missile barrage enhances Trump's image as a leader willing to use US military power quickly and in a precision-strike manner - which is exactly the scenario that concerns North Korea most. -China relationship and burnishing his foreign policy credentials than achieving a breakthrough. President Donald Trump's national security adviser is describing US goals to defeat the Islamic State group as well as oust Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd) as somewhat "simultaneous".

Global Media USA probing Russian complicity in Syria chemical attack
Author: 0 USA probing Russian complicity in Syria chemical attack

A National Security Council report said the Syrian regime and Russian Federation were trying to "confuse the world community about who is responsible for using chemical weapons against the Syrian people in this and earlier attacks". Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement that it hoped for "productive talks". It said in a statement that May and Merkel expressed support for the US action and agreed with Trump on the importance of holding Assad accountable.