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Author: 0 Syria moves warplanes to Latakia province near Russian forces

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis initially said 20 percent of Syria's air force had been destroyed in the cruise missile attack, but later backtracked and said that 20 aircraft had been rendered inoperable. Some local media reports quoted the briefing officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with Israeli military procedure, as putting the amount at up to 3 tonnes.

Author: 0 So, Are We Going to War with North Korea, or Not?

The conversation followed another North Korean missile test-launch on Saturday which Washington and Seoul said was unsuccessful, but which drew widespread global condemnation, Reuters reported . The exercise, called Foal Eagle, was repeatedly denounced by North Korea, which saw it as a rehearsal for war. Tillerson didn't rule out future talks, but he said North Korea had to "exhibit a good-faith commitment" to abide by existing United Nations resolutions by abandoning its nuclear program, ...

Author: 0 ASEAN keeps pointedly silent on South China Sea

Any slight against China, such as a reminder that it lost a world court arbitration ruling July 12 over the legal basis for its claim to 95 percent of the sea, would be "unnecessarily provocative", said Collin Koh, maritime security research fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Author: 0 North Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nuclear weapons

He proposed choking its economy with more sanctions and asked other countries to cut off diplomatic relations and to no longer hire North Koreans as cheap labor. mainland". "That's been the agenda for the last 20 years". Six-nation nuclear negotiations with North Korea stalled in 2009. "This test may have failed, but Kim Jong Un's overall missile test record is 58 successful flight tests and 17 failures", said Shea Cotton of the James Martin Centre for Nonproliferation, who compiled the ...

Global Media Area teenager killed when officer fires into auto
Author: 0 Area teenager killed when officer fires into auto

Police are not identifying the boy, but friends and Attorney Lee Merritt say it was 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. In a statement Sunday, police said there was an unknown altercation with the vehicle, and an officer then shot at the auto, striking the front seat passenger, who died "from his injuries" after being transported to a nearby hospital.

Author: 0 China 'putting pressure' on North Korea

Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that "all options for responding to future provocations must remain on the table". "I don't know", Trump replies. Pyongyang on Saturday staged a new ballistic missile test, but the projectile apparently exploded just minutes after being launched , according to South Korean and United States military sources.

Global Media French Election Polls Show Tighter Race as Melenchon Surges
Author: 0 French Election Polls Show Tighter Race as Melenchon Surges

Macron packed out the 20,000-seat Bercy arena while the far-right's Le Pen addressed around 5,000 people at the Zenith concert hall later. "If that comes to pass, then the significant outflows from the region over the past year, which we estimate amount to 10-15 percent of assets under management, would likely be reversed", JP Morgan also said .

Author: 0 Erdogan to Protest US-Kurdish Patrols in Syrian Border to Trump

Ankara said Washington and Moscow had been properly informed in advance. Six militants were killed around the area of Sinat-Haftan and eight in the countryside around Adiyaman in two separate air strikes on Saturday, the military said. Turkey has stepped up attacks against the PKK in northern Iraq and its Syrian-Kurdish affiliate, the YPG, in recent weeks. The strikes in the Sinjar area of northern Iraq were against positions held by the Yazidi Protection Units (YBS), a militia supported ...

Author: 0 Japan: Missile fell within N. Korea's borders

The North has been conducting missile and nuclear weapons related activities at an unprecedented rate since the beginning of the year and is believed to have made some progress in developing intermediate-range and submarine-launched missiles.

Author: 0 Lawmakers settle on hard-fought $1 trillion spending bill

Trump, however, obtained $1.5 billion for border security measures such as 5,000 additional detention beds, an upgrade in border infrastructure and technologies such as surveillance. But Republicans are eager to move on to other issues such as overhauling the tax code and reviving their moribund effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's health care law.

Author: 0 As BJP Leads in MCD Polls, AAP Loses Its Grip Over Delhi

Talking to media persons here, Delhi state election commissioner said, "as many as 1,790 candidates lost their deposit". Further, about 51% of the winning candidates had declared assets of more than ₹1 crore and 38% had completed graduate studies or higher.

Global Media Three women arrested in London under anti-terror laws
Author: 0 Three women arrested in London under anti-terror laws

The teenagers were arrested at three addresses in east London on Monday morning and taken into custody at a police station outside of the capital. The arrests were made as part of an ongoing intelligence-led operation. Britain has been on its second-highest alert level - "severe" - since August 2014, meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likely. Before the event, Mr.

Global Media Erdogan says 'saddened' by USA flags with Syrian YPG
Author: 0 Erdogan says 'saddened' by USA flags with Syrian YPG

On Tuesday, photos published by AFP depicted United States officers from the US-led coalition visiting YPG fighters at the site of Turkish airstrikes near a northeastern Syrian Kurdish town (Derik in Kurdish, Al-Malikiyah in Arabic). US officials say the troop movement is part of its operations with the Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Redur Khalil, YPG's spokesman in Syria, said Turkey is reinforcing its border posts opposite Tal Abyad as well as other areas.

Author: 0 Trump says North Korea's Kim is 'a pretty smart cookie'

When asked to clarify, the USA president said: "I would not be happy ". Tensions have increased as North Korea pushes to develop its missile and nuclear weapons programs in defiance of worldwide sanctions and President Donald Trump warns of the potential threat Pyongyang's action pose to other countries.

Author: 0 Will business talk dominate Erdogan visit?

According to Modi, India and Turkey discussed the need for comprehensive reforms in the United Nations, including the Security Council's expansion to make the organisation more representative, accountable and effective. In an interview ahead of his visit to India, he stressed the need for a negotiated settlement of the long-standing Kashmir issue. She said Tusk "told us today that he was going to ask for a meeting with President Erdogan, along with European Commission President Jean-Claude ...

Author: 0 Atlanta Hawks:Force Series Tie Against Washington

The Jazz made five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, including three by Rodney Hood, who finished with 16 points. Bradley Beal scored 32 points for Washington , bouncing back from a dismal performance in Game 3, and John Wall had another stellar performance with 22 points and 10 assists .

Global Media Dead, Dozens Hurt After Tornadoes Hit Texas, South
Author: 0 Dead, Dozens Hurt After Tornadoes Hit Texas, South

Floods swept cars off the road and downed trees and power lines that flattened homes. Melanie Espinoza Rodriguez was running around on a soccer field in Antioch, near Nashville, with her mother watching on nearby sidelines when a strong gust of wind blew the heavy metal soccer goal over.

Author: 0 US troops patrol Turkey-Syria border after Turkish strikes on Kurds

Turkey has stepped up attacks against the PKK in northern Iraq and its Syrian-Kurdish affiliate, the YPG, in recent weeks. Erdogan said : "We will continue to take any measures as long as the threats persist". Ankara is keen to join any US-led operation to clear Raqa of IS militants, but without Syrian Kurdish militia forces. Both regions are located some 90 kilometers (56 miles) south of the border with Turkey.

Author: 0 South Asia Satellite To Be India's Priceless Gift to Its Neigbours: PM

Pakistan has five satellites in space but lacks heavy duty launchers and satellite fabrication facilities. Each country, however, has to develop its own ground infrastructure to utilize the band even though India says it is ready to assist when it comes to technical know-how.

Author: 0 International Labour Day: PM Modi salutes Indian workers

International Workers' Day or Labour Day which falls every year on May 1 , has become synonymous with May Day and is a celebration of the working class and labourers that are the foundation of every country. The May Day events are expected to begin with activities at various schools, followed by a "March for Youth Justice" at 11 a.m.at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center.

Global Media Policeman dead in Champs Élysées shooting
Author: 0 Policeman dead in Champs Élysées shooting

Cheurfi traveled to Algeria in January and February despite having to report regularly to police. Police believe he had "opened fire on the officers in the knowledge he would be killed by them", a source close to the investigation said.

Global Media U.S. GDP Rose 0.7% in First Quarter
Author: 0 U.S. GDP Rose 0.7% in First Quarter

Ian Shepherdson of Pantheon Macroeconomics said if these distortions were excluded, growth would probably have been closer to two percent . The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) found in its advance estimates that it only increased by 0.7 percent annual rate in the first quarter of 2017.

Global Media Be wary of White House claims about tax plan
Author: 0 Be wary of White House claims about tax plan

That already has Republican lawmakers in states like New Jersey, which has high property taxes, voicing concern with the plan. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said of the tax: "We don't think it works in its current form". The "plan" is more of an outline with the details to be filled in at a later date. But the administration has yet to determine the income levels for people who would be put in each bracket.

Global Media Afghan Taliban Announce Start of 'Spring Offensive'
Author: 0 Afghan Taliban Announce Start of 'Spring Offensive'

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, during last week's trip to Kabul , warned that 2017 will be a tough fighting year for Afghan security forces. US Forces-Afghanistan said the troops "came under attack during a raid against insurgents in Nangarhar province" late Wednesday.

Global Media Guns, 100 kg nilgai meat seized from ex-army officer's home
Author: 0 Guns, 100 kg nilgai meat seized from ex-army officer's home

In Meerut , Chief Conservator of Forests Mukesh Kumar said that the nilgai meat was seized from a refrigerator. 117 kg meat of nilgai , Rs 1 crore in cash, 40 guns, five skulls of deer, horns of sambar deer, antlers of antelope and black buck, animal skin and ivory were seized from a makeshift warehouse in Kumar's residence.

Author: 0 Turkish Army, Syrian Kurds Trade Artillery Fire Across Border

Turkey has insisted that it had informed the United States and Russian Federation before launching strikes against Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq, as Moscow blasted the bombing raids as " unacceptable " and new border clashes erupted. Yesterday, Turkey claimed YPG forces in the north-west Syrian enclave of Afrin had attacked two of its military border posts in Hatay province with mortar fire.

Author: 0 May shoots down Johnson's talk of strike on Assad

Britain is now carrying out air strikes in Syria and Iraq against Islamic State (IS) terrorists but has taken no military action against the Assad regime. Speaking to BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg during a campaign visit to Harlow, Mr Corbyn said: "If the president does ask for that, we're now into a period where there's virtually a caretaker government".

Author: 0 S. Korea media warn of 'Trump risk' to alliance

Gen. H.R. McMaster told his South Korean counterpart that the US would pay for a missile-defense system created to protect against a North Korean missile attack, apparently reversing President Donald Trump's remark on Thursday that South Korea should pay for the roughly $1 billion battery.

Author: 0 MCD election results: Arvind Kejriwal warns AAP councillors BJP may offer bribe

The BJP on Wednesday scored a hat-trick in the Delhi civic polls as it comfortably retained control of the three municipal corporations, dealing a severe blow to the AAP and dashing the Congress' hope of a revival. He also stressed that AAP councillors are likely to face unwarranted duress as and when they will uncover corruption, but he advised them to stay strong and pursue the party's anti-corruption agenda relentlessly.

Author: 0 Australia unveils tougher citizenship process in migration crackdown

The move comes two days after the government unveiled stricter visa requirements for skilled workers from overseas, amid claims employers were abusing a programme now used by nearly 100,000 foreign workers. The controversial changes to Australia's 457 visa category have drawn criticism from numerous country's leading entrepreneurs and leaders in the startup industry.

Global Media 2nd gas attack launched on Iraq troops in Mosul
Author: 0 2nd gas attack launched on Iraq troops in Mosul

The Iraqi military is now involved in an offensive in western Mosul, backed by US-led coalition forces. - January 24: The Joint Operations Command coordinating the fight says the east has been "fully liberated". The country's military said jihadists fired a chlorine-filled rocket at troops who are trying to seize the west of the Iraqi city from IS. Federal Police forces moved 200 metres (yards) deeper into the Old City, getting closer to al-Nuri mosque, a statement said.

Global Media Buffalo Bills fire general manager Whaley 1 day after draft
Author: 0 Buffalo Bills fire general manager Whaley 1 day after draft

The 42-year-old detail-oriented defensive specialist has become the voice of the franchise in discussing all team-related topics, including free agency and the draft. The Bills extended his contract past year, but went 7-9 last season and fired coach Rex Ryan after Week 16. As the franchise kept having to navigate in 2014-16 around the wreckage of the Manuel decision, Whaley made another equally reckless decision in the 2014 draft.

Author: 0 4 confirmed tornadoes touch down in East Texas

Four deaths happened in Texas and deaths were also reported in Arkansas, Missouri and MS as a line of storms brought tornadoes, flooding and heavy rains to the Midwest and the South. The school across the street from the church was used as an emergency command center. Millions have been under flash flood watches and warnings as the storm moves over the southwest and Midwest states since Friday.

Author: 0 As Macron works for rural vote, Le Pen announces political alliance

Referring to Le Pen's far-right party, the Real Madrid coach says he is "far from all these ideas, from this National Front". Analysts were not surprised on Saturday, therefore, when a new FN policy document pushed ditching the euro down the list of her priorities.

Global Media Turkey: Erdogan vows new attacks on Kurds
Author: 0 Turkey: Erdogan vows new attacks on Kurds

Turkey considers members of the YPG or People's Defence Units to be terrorists whereas the USA considers them key allies in the fight against the Islamic State (IS). A member of U.S forces rides on a military vehicle in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, Syria April 28, 2017. The U.S. has recently shifted from working quietly behind the scenes in Syria's conflict toward overt displays of U.S.

Author: 0 North Korea, sea feud under Asean spotlight

A draft statement issued prior to the 30th annual ASEAN summit urged North Korea to "immediately cease all actions that violate its worldwide obligations and contravene United Nations Security Council resolutions". The chairman's statement also said the leaders reaffirmed the importance of enhancing mutual trust and confidence, exercising self-restraint in the conduct of activities such as land reclamation and militarisation that may complicate the situation.

Global Media Iran's Rohani Warns Of Authoritarianism If Rivals Win Presidential Election
Author: 0 Iran's Rohani Warns Of Authoritarianism If Rivals Win Presidential Election

Rohani has championed the landmark 2015 deal with world powers in which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear activities in return for an easing of worldwide sanctions. His position is interesting because of statements made about the corruption within the Iranian government, such as one made recently by Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf, the Mayor of Tehran, "The government of Iran in 2016 loaned 530,000 billion of Tomans (about 140 billion dollars) and nobody knows who they are".

Global Media 100 days in, Donald Trump says he has brought about 'profound change'
Author: 0 100 days in, Donald Trump says he has brought about 'profound change'

The White House says the president intends to sign an executive order Saturday that will direct the Commerce Department and the US trade representative to conduct a comprehensive study of the nation's trade agreements. "For the nine people watching on C-SPAN, there also was another elephant in the room, but Donald Trump Jr. shot it and cut off its tail". He faulted his predecessor, former President Barack Obama: "the previous administration gave us a mess".

Author: 0 President Trump Highlights Pro-Gun Accomplishments in Speech to Raucous NRA Crowd

Since the Revolutionary War, Americans have fought for the right to govern themselves, Trump said, promising that was the same guiding principle for both his administration and the NRA. And Trump wowed those in attendance almost as much as The Gipper did. Trump's appearance at the NRA convention was remarkably similar to his campaign rallies.

Author: 0 Trump signs two executive orders on trade

The atmosphere at tonight's rally was reminiscent of earlier campaign rallies well before Trump won the election, with familiar chants and even some of the same music. Trump held that divisive tone throughout the speech, prompting former presidential adviser and senior CNN political analyst David Gergen to call the remarks "deeply disturbing" in a special prime-time edition of "CNN Newsroom" with John Berman and Poppy Harlow.

Global Media Iranian media tycoon Saeed Karimian shot dead in Istanbul
Author: 0 Iranian media tycoon Saeed Karimian shot dead in Istanbul

The news outlet added that the Turkish police had been investigating the incident. Last year a Revolutionary Court in Tehran tried Karimian in absentia and sentenced him to six years in jail on charges of "acting against national security" and " propaganda against the state".

Author: 0 Turkish President Erdogan gets ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Modi said India is putting up new ports, modernizing old ones and through an ambitious plan called "sagarmala". The dismissals came after Turkey on April 26 detained more than 1,000 people and suspended over 9,100 police in a vast new crackdown against alleged supporters of the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen blamed for the failed July 15 coup bid.

Global Media ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement
Author: 0 ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement

Southeast Asian leaders took a softer stance on disputes in the South China Sea during a summit that ended Saturday, avoiding tacit references to China's building and arming of its man-made islands, according to the chairman's statement. On the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the leaders "emphasized that the sluggish economic environment and trends towards protectionism increases the need to achieve a modern, comprehensive, high-quality and mutually beneficial RCEP ...

Author: 0 NATO warns Macedonia over violence in parliament

According to local media, Thursday's incident broke out after the SDSM and Albanian parties voted in a new parliamentary speaker although the former speaker had closed the day's session. An interior ministry statement on Friday said 102 people had been treated at city hospitals, including deputies and police officers. Russia's foreign ministry said the parliamentary speaker's election had been basically an attempt "to seize power.in violation of established procedures".

Author: 0 Suspect in killing of state trooper is shot dead

Various police agencies had surrounded the evacuated area in Middletown where the man had barricaded himself in his residence on St. Michaels Drive in the Brick Mill Farm development. He was later shot and killed by police after he emerged carrying a weapon, ABC affiliate WPVI reported . "Stephen's actions [Wednesday] exemplified the dedication that he brought to the citizens of DE on a daily basis", said McQueen, choking back tears at a Thursday press conference.

Author: 0 Marine Le Pen Aligns Herself With Mainstream Onetime Rival

Centrist Macron, on a campaign trip in central France said on Saturday the alliance between Dupont-Aignan and Le Pen clarified the choice on offer to voters. Le Pen has attempted to woo new voters on either side of the political divide. " We need to control the currency, to adjust it to the economy because today the single currency is a burden ", Le pen said ahead of May 7 French presidential election, stressing that the " euro is dead ." .

Author: 0 Trump goes after 'ridiculous rulings' blocking executive orders

Donald Trump on Wednesday said he is "absolutely" considering proposals to break up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which houses the judges who have blocked two of the president's executive orders on immigration. In addition to laying blame at the feet of city officials, the White House statement called the "erroneous ruling" a "gift to the criminal gang and cartel element in our country".

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