With the help of Russian Federation and Iranian-backed militias, the Syrian government has gained the military upper hand in the six-year conflict. They also include some of the areas where Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, has skirmished with Kurdish militias that are backed, sometimes with airstrikes, by the United States.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel would cut $1 million from its United Nations funding in response, saying the resolution denies Jews' historical connection with Jerusalem. The Israeli foreign ministry spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, wrote on Twitter "Israel is angered by Sweden's vote in favour of the draft resolution".
Donald Trump's transition team warned former national security adviser Michael Flynn about the risks of communicating with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a former USA official has confirmed to CNN. According to the Post , Flynn's reaction was "noncommittal". "The document was delivered within days, officials said, but it is not clear that Flynn ever read it", The Post's Greg Miller and Adam Entous wrote.
French natives are turning out in droves in the Canadian province of Quebec to cast a ballot in France's presidential runoff. From depressed northern France to the streets of Paris , few voters seemed aware Saturday of the hacking attack on Macron's team - although several were looking forward to the end of a vitriolic campaign.
ELECTIONS are being held to decide who will run Scotland's councils - with Nicola Sturgeon the first of the party leaders to cast her vote. Similarly, Labour would be attacked by the SNP if local politicians struck up partnerships with the Conservatives.
The PIA or Pakistan International Airlines has two flights a week between Mumbai and Karachi. Dawn quoted PIA Spokesperson Daniyal Gillani as saying, "PIA is considering suspending flight operations along the Karachi-Mumbai route, but a final decision is yet to be made on the matter".
On Friday, Quebec public security minister Martin Coiteux announced that 61 Quebec municipalities, including Montreal, Hudson, Île-Perrot and Vaudreuil-Dorion, had been added to the list of those eligible for the the province's disaster aid program, which the ministry described as "last resort" source of financial assistance for residents and municipalities that suffered flood damage not covered by insurance.
Mohammed Rasheed, a spokesman for the Jaish al-Nasr rebel group based in Hama, confirmed that fighting had broken out after midnight. This photo provided by Azaz Media Office, a Syrian anti-government activist group, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens and civil defense workers gathering next of burning auto at the explosion scene, in Azaz town, north Syria , Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
Dr. Richard Field, 49, and his fiance Dr. Lina Bolanos, 38, were found in their Dorchester Avenue penthouse. Police say the 30-year-old Teixeira fired his gun once, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Despite his administration's certification of Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, U.S. PresidentDonald Trumpon Thursday accused Iran of "not living up to the spirit" of the nuclear deal. According to Trump, the 100-day standard that American presidents have been held to for years is "ridiculous". Seventy-four percent of those polled saw voting as the most effective way to create change, and they saw talking about politics and volunteering as important as well.
Mr Buhari said the schoolgirls were freed in exchange for detained suspected extremists in the largest negotiated release of the almost 300 girls whose mass abduction in 2014 highlighted the threat of Nigeria's home-grown extremist fighters linked to the Islamic State group.
It began coming into effect at midnight (2100 GMT Friday), according to Russian Federation, but co-sponsors have until June 4 to finalise the zones' borders. The plan, details of which will still be worked out over the next several weeks, went into effect at midnight Friday. There was fighting between the government and rebels in some of those areas since the deal went into effect, the observatory reported.
Another question left unanswered is how the deal would affect USA airstrikes targeting al-Qaida's positions in Syria . The Observatory said it had not recorded any deaths as a result of fighting in the four zones since midnight, but there had been some violations.
Mishra had also spoken against the AAP's stand against electronic voting machines and the party's move to demand proof of the surgical strikes across the Line of Control. So far, I have not received any official intimation. "I am ready to lose my life also". Mishra tweeted that he was the only minister who has not come under the CBI scanner and has not been charged with corruption.
DW- The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday that a large explosion rocked the Syrian capital early in the morning and that fire was now burning near the airport. 18 January 2015: Six Hezbollah fighters and several Iranian soldiers, including a general, die in suspected Israeli air strikes in Syria's Golan Heights region.
Brent crude futures , the global benchmark for oil prices , were at $48.41 per barrel at 0047 GMT, up 3 cents from their last close. "Opec has been looking down the barrel so to speak, of resurgent supply from Nigeria and Libya amongst Opec and of course, American shale which combined have completely offset the 1.8 million barrel per day production cut agreement", said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at OANDA, in a note.
But the very first results will not start coming in for another few hours. The Conservative strategy can succeed again at the general election, although Davidson might have picked a different destination yesterday by acknowledging the strength of the Liberal Democrats in Gordon instead of dismissing them by stating that the constituency is a "two-horse race" between the SNP and the Tories.
Kantor pointed out that Le Pen, who has temporarily stepped down as National Front leader, recently "made comments against the historic record of the Holocaust, which makes her no less risky than her Holocaust-denying father who she has tried to hide".
The U.S. has backed the YPG with advice and training as part of the Syrian Democratic Forces and "we will continue that support". Mr Toner acknowledged Turkey's "legitimate concerns about the PKK", but he aid the State Department had expressed its own concerns to Ankara over the raid.
The entire roster has to be prepared if you expect to win on the road in the playoffs - not to mention at an arena where the Blues are now 0-3 including the regular season. The Predators never got the man advantage in losing Game 2 in St. Louis, and they got their first almost midway through the first period. The Nashville forecheck (led by Viktor Arvidsson) picked up the puck with 7:08 on the clock and didn't lose possession of it until Josi's shot hit the twine.
This came amid reports of activity at a nuclear test site in North Korea ahead of today's 105th anniversary of the birth of the country's founder Kim Il Sung, fuelling speculation of an imminent nuclear test. Leader Kim Jong-un attended the event and was seen clapping and smiling from a reviewing box. The country said it could test a nuclear weapon whenever its current leader, Kim Jong Un, decided.
Macron's run-off challenger, Marine Le Pen , is an outspoken enemy of the Euro single currency project and supports an overhaul of France's European Union membership - and a referendum on whether France should leave the European Union entirely.
A zebra was seen running wild through yards, and it was captured on video. It took a few moments for homeowner Mark Ross to realize what was happening. After about two hours police finally managed to track down the zebra and returned it to its owner Jennifer Caudill, 35. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office aviation team responded and was able to guide the zebra in a safe direction.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says more troops are needed to break the "stalemate" with the Taliban. Afghan officials say Islamic State militants have attacked the Taliban in the northern Jawzjan province, igniting heavy clashes in which dozens of fighters were killed .
Published on Mr. Trump's 100th day in office, the report released Saturday indicates White House journalists overwhelmingly agree the current administration is the worst ever with respect to its interactions with the press. Trump's biggest legislative agenda in his first 100 days, the repeal of Obamacare, was defeated as Republicans were unable to reach an agreement on a healthcare replacement in that time frame.
French presidential election candidate Marine Le Pen attends a ceremony for slain police officer Xavier Jugele, at the Paris Police headquarters on Tuesday. Both candidates will advance into the run-off election on May 7. She was also not shy in revealing her plan of pulling France out of the euro common currency market, a return to the franc and support for a Frexit; exiting the European Union like the exit Britain is now working on.
In a statement released Tuesday through their attorney, Lee Merritt, Jordan's family thanked Haber for making "commendable strides toward justice" and said they were "grateful the decision has been made to terminate the officer responsible for Jordan's murder".
Berkeley police Officer Byron White said Thursday that two people were arrested in the city; one for a drug violation and another for possessing a weapon. Dozens of demonstrators gathered near the campus and rallied to show support for free speech and condemn the views of Ann Coulter and her supporters.
Plus, impeachment would have been an option. Over the course of hours of testimony, James Comey confirmed yesterday that top Clinton aid Huma Abedin forwarded classified emails to Anthony Weiner , her twice disgraced sexting husband now under federal investigation.
Institutional investors and hedge funds own 18.44% of the company's stock. Finally, Martingale Asset Management L P increased its position in shares of OneBeacon Insurance Group by 7.0% in the fourth quarter. The company has a market cap of $3.93 billion, a PE ratio of 10.60 and a beta of 0.51. The financial services provider reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.08.
The compromise reached by Republicans and Democrats calls for an increase in military spending, which has been one of Trump's priorities. "It is clear that Democratic members' participation is absolutely essential if we are going to pass fiscal bills and appropriation bills", said House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland.
Puerto Rico teetered into insolvency Wednesday as the chronically troubled US territory of 3.4 million citizens buckled under its ever-increasing debt, which stands at $73 billion. A compromise budget Act passed by the Senate last week only went some way to relieving the $73 billion (£56bn) public deficit. "One can only hope that this filing puts Puerto Rico on the path to a fresh start".
He said it would be a "major moment" for the SNP if it wins power in the "iconic" city of Glasgow, which has been part of Labour's traditional Scottish heartlands. Sturgeon has argued that her mandate for a second referendum derives from the Holyrood vote in favour of one and pointed out that her party had won the local election.
Le Pen has also pledged to deport all undocumented immigrants, part of a French-first programme that drew boos from some traders. He still supports her candidacy in the presidential runoff on May 7 against centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron but he and his daughter have had strong political disagreements along the way.
Tillerson delivered the message - aimed at China, which has reclaimed thousands of acres of land in the South China Sea in recent years - during a lunch Thursday with ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Washington .
Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav on Friday announced he was floating a new political party to be headed by his elder brother Mulayam Singh Yadav. However, Mulayam refused to answer queries of reporters in Etawah on whether he would head the new front.
While Abbas will be challenged on the payments, Trump will also use their meeting to recommit the United States to helping the Palestinians improve their economic conditions, said the US officials, who weren't authorized to publicly preview the talks and demanded anonymity.
Rouhani, seeking a second term in office, faced criticism over the economy despite championing the deal reached with six powers in 2015 that led to the lifting of most global sanctions against Iran in 2016 in exchange for curbing Tehran's nuclear program.
Labour has lost control of Glasgow council the Scottish local elections, where it has been in power since 1980. The full result for Glasgow is not yet out, but early losses for the Labour party mean it will not become the leading party in Scotland's biggest city.
The incident had echoes of an incident during last year's USA election when a writer for then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign apologised for a speech by Mr Trump's wife Melania that drew accusations of plagiarism. That same phrase of France's "three maritime borders" with the English Channel, North Sea and the Atlantic was also used by Mr Fillon on April 15. Mr Philippot told Radio Classique that Ms Le Pen's speech was a "nod-and-a-wink" to Mr Fillon's earlier discourse in order to "launch ...
The White House later said Trump was simply being nice to an ally and does not think the United States should adopt Australia's healthcare approach. Trump's first conversation with Turnbull came in a heated January phone call in which the newly inaugurated president became upset over a deal between the countries for the U.S.to accept refugees for Australia.
But previous efforts failed amid opposition spurred in part by a pledge not to raise taxes from Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform that many lawmakers signed. New Jersey is one of six high-tax (and mostly Democrat-leaning) states where residents would be particularly hurt by the elimination of the deduction for state and local taxes.
Earlier this month, US forces in Afghanistan dropped a 22,000-pound guided bomb called a GBU-43 on an Islamic State tunnel complex in Nangahar, the first use of a weapon of its kind. Abdul Hafiz Khashyee, a police official, says the fighting took place in a remote area and there were no reports of civilian casualties. The U.S.
Watch above, via Donald J. Trump for President. He continues to maintain the media is reporting fake news in its coverage of his time in the White House so far, which has been marked by controversy after controversy. 'I loved my previous life - I had so many things going, ' said the billionaire NY property tycoon. 'I like to drive - I can't drive any more, ' he added.
Draisaitl scored his third goal of the postseason 15 seconds into the second period, converting a pass from Oscar Klefbom for a 1-0 Oilers lead. Snatching two victories from the teeth of a frenzied Canadian crowd is a remarkable achievement, but Getzlaf has the perspective of experience when he looks at where the Ducks are sitting as they head into Game 5 at Honda Center on Friday night (10:30 p.m.
Of course we will negotiate with our British friends in full transparency. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday accused European Union officials of trying to influence the United Kingdom elections, ratcheting up tensions with Brussels over her country's departure from the bloc.
To that end, Obama said that he and his wife will donate $2 million help fund the Chicago summer jobs program, a youth program that aims to provide job training and summer work for at-risk youth. The Obama Foundation also said that almost half of the design work expected to be displayed at the center will be performed by minority- and women-owned businesses.
Labour is weak everywhere - in Scotland, England and Wales. "There is only one opposition party left standing after Thursday - not just standing but growing - and that's the Liberal Democrats". It failed to break through against the Conservatives in southwest England but in some General Election target seats, such as Eastleigh and Wells, it made gains.
Duterte was due to release a chairman's statement at the end of the one-day Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) leaders meeting that ignored an global tribunal ruling rejecting China's sweeping claims to the strategically vital waterway.
Trump and Turnbull also downplayed a testy phone exchange that began their working relationship as they met face to face aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid in Manhattan, The New York Times reported . During his speech, Mr Trump thanked Rupert Murdoch, who introduced him to the stage, Australian businessman Anthony Pratt and Australian golfer Greg Norman.