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Global Media United States ambassador: Regime change in Syria is a priority for Trump administration
Author: 0 United States ambassador: Regime change in Syria is a priority for Trump administration

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based organization that reports on the war, said warplanes had taken off from the base on Friday and carried out air strikes on rebel-held areas in the eastern Homs countryside. The US missile strikes on the Syrian airbase drew support from many nations, including United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. "Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched.

Author: 0 Keep 'Mother Of All Bombs' In Perspective

A security official stands guard near the site where the US dropped a GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) on an Islamic State (IS) militant cave complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, April 14. "If big bombs were the solution we would be the most secure place on earth today", he said. An Air Force special operations command used the bomb on the order of Army Gen.

Author: 0 North Korea promises to 'pulverise' U.S. bases

Japan's National Security Council discussed how to evacuate its almost 60,000 citizens from South Korea in the event of a crisis, a government official said on Friday, amid rising concern over North Korea's nuclear weapons program. North Korean soldiers also rolled out another large rocket that appeared to be the size of an ICBM, but what a South Korean military analyst said hasn't been seen before.

Author: 0 Syria responds heavily to Trump's 'animal' remark for Assad

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week in an attempt to defuse tensions over the Syrian crisis - but the top USA diplomat admitted the relationship with Russia remains "at a low point".

Global Media How Trump defused West Wing feud - for now
Author: 0 How Trump defused West Wing feud - for now

Mr Priebus' message to Mr Bannon and Mr Kushner was to "stop with the palace intrigue " and focus on the president's agenda, the official said . Top White House aides Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner met and agreed to "bury the hatchet" over their differences, a senior United States administration official said on Saturday [Sunday NZT], in a bid to stop infighting that has distracted from President Donald Trump's message.

Author: 0 India, Australia Ink 6 Pacts; To Boost Counter-Terror Cooperation

Australia's promise on uranium was announced even as both countries signed six agreements, including one on countering terrorism. The agreement was signed after bilateral talks between PM Narendra Modi and visiting Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull Monday.

Author: 0 Iranian president calls Assad, affirms support

Once that threat "has been reduced or eliminated, I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilising the situation in Syria", he said. A transcript of his remarks, released by that the State Department in Washington , gives the first comprehensive insight into how the Trump administration wants to deal with the Syrian crisis and also reflects its desire to maintain a cordial relationship with Russian Federation, despite differences over Syria.

Global Media Pakistan has no evidence against Kulbhushan Jadhav: MEA
Author: 0 Pakistan has no evidence against Kulbhushan Jadhav: MEA

Last year, the government had extensively circulated Jadhav's "video confession", in which he admitted to being a spy working for India's intelligence agency named Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). "We have been constantly asking for proof (against Jadhav) and under which provisions has he been tried that Pakistan felt to give that (death penalty)".

Global Media US 'mother of all bombs' killed 36 IS militants in Afghanistan
Author: 0 US 'mother of all bombs' killed 36 IS militants in Afghanistan

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb - dubbed the "Mother Of All Bombs" - hit IS positions in Achin district in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday. The impact of the "mother of all bombs" dropped by U.S. forces in Afghanistan would have been like an quake and sends a message about Donald Trump's presidency, experts have said.

Author: 0 United States now wants regime change in Syria, says United Nations envoy

It comes as UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said Russian Federation was to blame for "every civilian death" in the chemical weapons attack last week in Syria . Sir Michael said the attack had happened "on their watch" and that Vladimir Putin must now live up to previously made promises that Mr Assad's chemical weapons have been destroyed.

Author: 0 Russian Federation on 'wrong side' of Syria argument, Theresa May says

He added he would only allow an investigation into the attack "when we make sure that unbiased countries will participate in this delegation in order to make sure that they won't use it for politicised purposes". Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off over Syria, Reuters reports.

Author: 0 Spicer: Trump Just Clearing Up 'Blurred' Line on Bannon's Role

What's more, Trump talks about Bannon's contributions in much the same way Sean Spicer started talking about former campaign manager Paul Manafort when the admin wanted to distance themselves from his ties to Russian Federation. "I'm just saying that [Bannon] is a guy who works for me", Trump told WSJ. As part of the memorandum, Trump gave the Office of Management and Budget 90 days to come up with a long-term plan to reduce the federal government's size.

Global Media Syria's Assad says Idlib chemical attack a 'fabrication'
Author: 0 Syria's Assad says Idlib chemical attack a 'fabrication'

Syria's President Bashar Assad said a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town was a "fabrication" to justify a U.S. military strike, in an exclusive AFP interview. US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council: "We want to work with Russian Federation to advance a political process in Syria". Trump's November 8 election victory was followed by expectations of a rapprochement between the two countries, given the Republican nominee's praise for Putin during the election ...

Author: 0 Evacuations begin in four besieged Syrian cities

As diplomacy in Moscow focused on the US airstrikes targeting Syria, more than 2,350 people were bused out of the twin rebel-held towns of Madaya and Zabadani near Damascus, and another 5,000 from the pro-government towns of Foua and Kfraya in the country's north.

Author: 0 Trump admin. declines to brand China a currency manipulator

Trump's policy reversal on China sends a signal to global finance chiefs ahead of next week's meeting in Washington, D.C., that Trump could soften the aggressive trade positions he staked out during his campaign. Some political analysts have suggested Mr. Trump agreed to drop his major trade issues in exchange for Chinese cooperation on North Korea. The countries agreed to a 100-day plan for trade talks to boost US exports to China, and China said it was willing to offer USA companies greater ...

Global Media Syria's Assad: Chemical attack was fabrication
Author: 0 Syria's Assad: Chemical attack was fabrication

Asked if he had ordered the chemical weapons attack, Assad said the Syrian military had no chemical weapons and that it would not use them if it did. But Assad said it was possible to fake video and suggested the whole incident had been staged. The Syrian Democratic Forces, which include Arab fighters, say they are working to clear the militants out of the Jalab Valley, north of Raqqa.

Global Media Korean president arrested, jailed after long saga
Author: 0 Korean president arrested, jailed after long saga

Park was driven to the detention centre on the outskirts of Seoul just before dawn on Friday after a district court approved prosecutors' request for an arrest warrant. According to Reuters , after her arrest Park will be placed in a solitary cell for up to 20 days while prosecutors seek to indict her. Numerous charges relate to Park's relationship with Choi Soon-sil, a friend and close confidante who is accused of using her connections and knowledge to extort vast sums of money from ...

Author: 0 Russian Federation for worldwide probe into chemical attack in Syria

More than 300,000 people have lost their lives and millions of people have been displaced since a peaceful uprising against Mr Assad six years ago turned into a full-scale civil war. Turkey has since said it has "concrete evidence" that the nerve agent Sarin was used. The Kremlin in a statement confirmed that Putin and Erdogan had spoken "in favor of conducting an objective and full global investigation as soon as possible".

Global Media Russian Federation maintains support for Assad after Tillerson meeting
Author: 0 Russian Federation maintains support for Assad after Tillerson meeting

The Interfax news agency quotes Putin as saying that the relationship between Russian Federation and the USA has deteriorated rather than improved under President Trump's administration. Despite raising tensions between the us and Russian Federation, the USA strikes against Syria gives Tillerson and the USA more leverage, showing they mean business if Assad continues to act inappropriately.

Author: 0 Japan PM: NKorea may be capable of sarin-loaded missiles

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have spiked in recent days amid concerns that Pyongyang could be on the verge of executing its sixth nuclear test and as a USA aircraft carrier-led strike group heads to the region. Shinzo Abe , the prime minister, made the comment during a parliamentary session. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump said he offered to ease trade friction with China in exchange for help dealing with North Korea .

Author: 0 Explosion in Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, 1 person hurt

Petersburg subway, and Russia's president said the blast showed terrorism is still a real threat in his country. An unidentified explosive device went off in a subway train under Russia's second-largest city while President Vladimir Putin was visiting the city on April 3.

Author: 0 North Korea warns of 'full scale war' if USA attacks

How much are Kim's threats bluster and how much are they serious? He said: "If the USA comes with reckless military manoeuvres then we will confront it with the DPRK's pre-emptive strike", referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Author: 0 NATO's Stoltenberg: I agree with Trump on terrorism and defense

The bank, which provides taxpayer-backed loans for the purchase of United States exports, is accused by conservatives of corporate cronyism and welfare. The U.S. spends about 3 percent of its GDP on defense, while Germany spends about 1.2 percent. The president reversed himself on Wednesday at a joint news conference with Stoltenberg at the White House.

Author: 0 Top Russian, Iranian Generals Condemn US Missile Strike

Top US diplomats on Sunday gave mixed signals as to what President Trump intends to do next after unleashing 59 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian airbase in retaliation for a poison gas attack that killed scores of innocent civilians. "And I think he's making a serious mistake because if you are an adversary of the United States and you don't worry about what Trump may do on any given day, then you're insane".

Author: 0 US'mother of all bombs' killed 36 Islamic State militants in Afghanistan

A US warplane dropped the largest bomb in America's arsenal - a 10,000-kilogram device known as "the mother of all bombs" - on an ISIS bunker complex in northeastern Afghanistan on Thursday. Thursday's explosion reverberated for miles and engulfed the remote area in towering flames, destroying what officials called a network of underground IS tunnels and caves that had been mined against conventional ground attacks.

Author: 0 Syrian deal to evacuate tens of thousands underway

A total of 60 busses carrying around 2,350 rebels and their families evacuated the town of Madaya and nearby areas toward rebel-held areas in the northwestern province of Idlib, the source said, on condition of anonymity. As the war in Syria escalates, after heavy bombing from U.S. forces, the government, along with rebel groups, have started to evacuate people from four major towns in Syria.

Author: 0 'Mother of all bombs' kills 36 ISIS fighters, Afghans say

The Afghan Ministry of Defense says 36 Islamic State militants were killed by a huge bomb dropped by the USA military on Thursday. The Islamic State group denied on Friday it had suffered casualties from the USA military's largest non-nuclear bomb which hit its mountain hideouts in Afghanistan, in a statement on its propaganda agency Amaq.

Author: 0 Egypt Attacked Twice on Palm Sunday

Enforcing a state of emergency "will give the state bodies the needed flexibility and speed to fight a vicious enemy", Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said, referring to terrorist groups in an address to parliament ahead of the vote. Approximately 10 percent of Egyptians are Christian, the largest minority in the Middle East. "But we need these measures to keep people safe", he said, noting that even after the suicide bombings , he celebrated Mass with 2,000 people.

Author: 0 Conservative Muslims gather before French vote

While polls still show Le Pen and centrist independent Emmanuel Macron leading the field on around 22-24 percent each, their support is slipping, allowing radical Communist-backed candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon and Fillon to narrow the gap with 18-20 percent each.

Global Media Wounded Bartra says blasts 'hardest 15 minutes' of his life
Author: 0 Wounded Bartra says blasts 'hardest 15 minutes' of his life

Bartra was the only player to suffer a significant injury and underwent surgery on a fractured wrist on Tuesday night while bits of debris were also dislodged from the defender's hand as a result of the blasts. The Dortmund players were back in training on Wednesday morning to prepare for the evening's fixture. "We must find a way to get clear but we don't know yet how it's going to happen".

Global Media No idea about Kulbhushan Jadhav's condition, Pak's trial is farcical
Author: 0 No idea about Kulbhushan Jadhav's condition, Pak's trial is farcical

The BJP MP said that India should retaliate by sentencing to death those Pakistanis who are arrested in this country every month while carrying out terror activities. Jadhav, who was arrested in March a year ago by Pakistan and accused by the country of spying, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on Monday triggering tension between India and Pakistan.

Author: 0 USA 'playing the terrorism game' in Syria warns Lavrov

Trump ordered a cruise missile attack on a Homs airbase on Friday in response. The defence secretary said Moscow must be part of the solution to ending the "needless suffering" of Syrian civilians. But he said the United States expected Russian Federation to take a tougher stance against Syria by rethinking its alliance with al-Assad because "every time one of these horrific attacks occurs, it draws Russian Federation closer into some level of responsibility".

Author: 0 Olivier Awards: Harry Potter play makes theatre history with nine gongs

The previous record for the most awards won at the Olivier Awards is actually a tie between " Matilda " and " The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time " for seven awards. "It's all about enjoying the role, which is a amusing thing to say when you are playing somebody who would arguably have post-traumatic stress syndrome".

Author: 0 Trump says US-Russia ties 'may be at an all-time low'

The U.S. accuses the Syrian government of deliberately launching the deadly chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun on April 4. The US State Department said on Thursday that it amounted to a "war crime". Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first direct talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week failed to ease deepening tensions over Syria.

Global Media Aide: Secret Service firings to follow fence-jumping
Author: 0 Aide: Secret Service firings to follow fence-jumping

Last month, a suspected intruder jumped three fences and nearly made it to an executive mansion door. The firings were in response to the March 10 incident, in which 26-year-old Jonathan Tuan Tran jumped the White House fence and managed to go undetected on the grounds for more than 15 minutes, according to the official.

Global Media US Sends Dozens of Troops to Somalia, 1st Time in Decades
Author: 0 US Sends Dozens of Troops to Somalia, 1st Time in Decades

Even now, Somalia's fragile central government is struggling to assert itself after the nationwide chaos that began with the fall of dictator Siad Barre in 1991. On Sunday, Somalia's new military chief survived a suicide auto bomb attack following his swearing-in, while 13 people were killed. A day later, a suicide bombing at a military academy in the capital, Mogadishu, killed at least five soldiers.

Author: 0 Syrian President says will only allow impartial chemical attack probe

Earlier testing by Turkish authorities had also said the chemical used on April 4 was sarin. AMSTERDAM: Global chemical weapons investigators have gone to Turkey to collect samples as part of an inquiry into an alleged chemical weapons attack in neighboring Syria last week that killed 87 people.

Global Media Trump Gives States OK to Defund Planned Parenthood
Author: 0 Trump Gives States OK to Defund Planned Parenthood

It stopped states from disqualifying any entity that received federal funds if they provided abortions . Trump officially approved the measure out of sight from the media , a sign of how controversial a flashpoint the issue is - not just among Americans in general, but, perhaps, within the White House as well.

Author: 0 Calgarians commemorate 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge

Canadian soldiers march at a sunset ceremony and mounting of the vigil at the WWI Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France on Saturday, April 8, 2017. "As we honour such great bravery and sacrifice, we should honour the courageous men and women of the Canadian Forces, who risk their lives to carry on this proud tradition of service - and keep us all safe".

Author: 0 Stockholm attack: Suspect admits to committing a 'terrorist crime' in Swedish court

IS has not claimed responsibility for the Stockholm attack, but Swedish media reports on Monday said Akilov had told investigators that he had received an "order" from IS to carry out the attack against "infidels". He was also known to security services. The Stockholm District Court ruled Tuesday that police may detain Rakhmat Akilov for a month. But Swedish police chief Dan Eliasson said "there was nothing in the system that indicated that he would do anything like what happened on ...

Author: 0 United Nations votes to end to Haiti peacekeeping mission in mid-October

In Haiti, the 2,370 military personnel will gradually leave over the next six months. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - An Associated Press investigation of United Nations missions during the past 12 years found almost 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers and other personnel around the world - signalling the crisis is much larger than previously known.

Author: 0 Resolving Syrian crisis without Moscow is impossible - German Foreign Ministry

A USA defense official said Friday's strikes were not meant to damage runways or fully disable the base. "We deplore Russia's continued defence of the Assad regime, even after the chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians", he said. Shortly after the U.S.attack, Obama's National Security Council spokesman, Tommy Vietor, reissued Trump's 2013 tweet demanding Obama get congressional approval.

Author: 0 Could Gibraltar Derail the Brexit Negotiations?

Spain is likely to wield a veto over any Brexit deal for Gibraltar after the EU-27 backed Madrid in its draft negotiating guidelines for forthcoming divorce talks between the United Kingdom and the bloc. May on Sunday gave assurances over Gibraltar in a telephone call with Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo. "We are going to be talking to them about getting the best possible deal for the United Kingdom and for those countries, Spain included".

Global Media After Kashmir violence, PDP asks EC to postpone Anantnag by
Author: 0 After Kashmir violence, PDP asks EC to postpone Anantnag by

Eight people were killed when the security forces opened fire during the Lok Sabha by-election on Sunday in the Srinagar-Budgam constituency. Large spread violence was reported from Budgam area in central Kashmir, which is a part of the three districts voting in the elections - Srinagar , Budgam and Ganderbal.

Author: 0 South African markets fall sharply after S&P downgrade

South Africa has been in the grip of a political storm since President Jacob Zuma's cabinet shake-up triggered a credit downgrade that rocked markets. Zuma's decision to sack Gordhan and Jonas has been cited as one of the reasons why ratings agency S&P chose to downgrade SA to sub-investment grade or junk status.