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Author: 0 Air strikes in east Syria kill more than 100 - Observatory

In a statement emailed to The Associated Press, the US -led coalition said it is looking into reports the airstrikes killed over two dozen civilians, but added the claims were "unsubstantiated" and lacked "specificity or evidence". The two cities are in Syria's oil-rich eastern Deir Ezzor province, which is largely under the control of IS and regularly targeted by the US-led coalition, as well as Syria's regime and its ally Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Mass Grave Containing 60 Civilians Found in Western Mosul

The operations near the Syrian border came as Iraqi forces, backed by the anti-IS global coalition, were conducting a major offensive to dislodge IS militants from their major stronghold in western Mosul . The attack was the first such close confrontation between America troops and fighters backing Assad. The coalition has officially acknowledged responsibility for more than 450 civilian deaths since its bombing campaign began in 2014, including 105 in the Iraqi city of Mosul on March 17.

Author: 0 Chinese maker of Ivanka Trump shoes denies labor violations

Labour activist Hua Haifeng was arrested in the southern province of Jiangxi on suspicion of illegally using eavesdropping equipment, according to Li Qiang , executive director of China Labor Watch. but Li said that they had not experienced interference from China's police. The Labor Watch group has now called on US President Donald Trump to press for Hua's release, who was arrested in China.

Global Media Spicer refers Russia-related queries to Trump's private lawyer
Author: 0 Spicer refers Russia-related queries to Trump's private lawyer

According to White House Correspondents' Association President Jeff Mason, the White House permitted audio of the gaggle to be used, provided it was not broadcast in full. He is particularly irked by the way the media interpreted his absence from Trump's visit with the Pope as the president snubbing him. On an inquiry about the president's views on climate change, a subject of discussion for some time, he said he would have to check with the president.

Author: 0 Pa.'s federal lawmakers assess Trump budget

Mulvaney, at least 20 percent of people eligible for SNAP don't even receive SNAP because of stigma and other reasons", she said. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly defended proposed budget cuts to state and local grant programs and a proposal to spend more than $2.7 billion to add thousands of new immigration jail beds despite steep declines of arrests along the Mexican border.

Global Media IL budget deadline looms, lawmakers did not work overnight
Author: 0 IL budget deadline looms, lawmakers did not work overnight

With session winding down, and few expressing optimism that lawmakers will find a way to compromise, it appears that more protests over the final days in Springfield are likely. Voters enter a polling place to cast their ballots Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Bradfordton, Ill. Rep. Halpin said he has supported parts of the governor's agenda for a budget.

Global Media Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage says has no links to Russia
Author: 0 Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage says has no links to Russia

Much of the world I have - but I never did Russian business even when I was in commodities. The unnamed source claimed the former Ukip leader had "raised the interests" of FBI investigators because of his relationships with people connected to the Trump campaign and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Author: 0 Passengers tie man threatening to blow Malaysia Airlines plane

News.com.au reports the flight left Melbourne at 11:11 p.m. local time only to return 30 minutes later, landing at the same airport at 11:41 p.m. The aircraft, an Airbus A330-300, landed safely at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport at 11.41pm.

Global Media Kathy Griffin Apologizes For 'Disturbing' Depiction Of Trump's Head
Author: 0 Kathy Griffin Apologizes For 'Disturbing' Depiction Of Trump's Head

The My Life on the D-List star has provided New Year's Eve coverage alongside Anderson Cooper since 2007. The criticism of the pictures came from across the political lines, with Chelsea Clinton describing them as " vile and wrong ". "I caption this 'there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his.wherever, '" Griffin wrote , quickly following it with a tweet that clarified that she didn't condone violence toward the president and was only mocking him.

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Author: 0 Macron criticizes Russian media for "attempted meddling" in French election

Moscow strongly denied all allegations of election meddling. Under Putin, a former KGB officer with a strongman image, Russian Federation had supported far-right leader Marine Le Pen in France's presidential election this year. He did not specify what form such reprisals could take, but France flies warplanes over Syria and Iraq, striking ISIS targets as part of an worldwide coalition.

Author: 0 Lebanon Group Wants Wonder Woman Banned Over Gal Gadot's Heritage

In a widely shared posting on her Facebook page , Gadot had praised Israel's military during the Gaza-Israel 2014 war, sending prayers to Israeli soldiers "who are risking their lives protecting my country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas ".

Global Media Middle East peace unlikely, but Trump on right track
Author: 0 Middle East peace unlikely, but Trump on right track

Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance is the latest attempt made by Riyadh in connivance with the United States to deter Iran, and forge a policy of containment. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has authorized the State Department to notify Congress of the Trump administration's sale of precision-guided munitions for Saudi Arabia to use in its Yemen campaign, a senior U.S.

Author: 0 Malaysia Airlines jet diverted in Australia over bomb scare

About three minutes later the same male voice can be heard saying the passenger was "claiming to have an explosive device, tried to enter the cockpit, has been overpowered by passengers". "We believe that the actions of the passengers and crew were quite heroic", Langdon said. Passenger Arif Chaudery said he joined several others to subdue the man.

Author: 0 Malaysia Airlines flight returns to Melbourne due to 'disruptive passenger'

Other unconfirmed reports said a passenger tried to enter the cockpit, claiming to have explosives. The aircraft landed in Melbourne at 11:41 p.m. local time and is waiting for security assistance. "I don't think any of us have a true understanding of the trauma, just how frightening this experience would have been", he said. "We were very lucky".

Global Media Illinois House passes $15 minimum wage bill
Author: 0 Illinois House passes $15 minimum wage bill

SB71, which would increase the state's minimum wage incrementally to $15 an hour over the course of five years, will now head to the state Senate . "That is not enough to even provide for yourself on, let alone a family". "We should raise the wage". The Changing Workplaces review concluded that new technology, a shrinking manufacturing sector and fewer union jobs, among other factors, have left approximately one-third of Ontario's 6.6 million workers vulnerable.

Author: 0 Pakistan's Azhar Ali says India clash 'just another game'

The ICC Champions Trophy 2004 victor West Indies will not feature in 2017 tournament for failing to bag the spot among top eight teams in ICC ODI rankings by September 30, 2015. "It´s a lesson with the bat and ball - our bowlers to be disciplined and to our batsman that, sometimes, you have to sit in", Morgan said. Apart from them, Pakistan and Sri Lanka also have an outside chance of reaching the knockout stage.

Author: 0 House panel issues subpoenas for Flynn, others

After Comey's dismissal, news reports emerged that Trump asked Comey to end the Flynn probe during a February meeting in the Oval Office the day after Flynn was sacked for misrepresenting his contacts with the Russian ambassador. The source added that Comey is unlikely to be willing to discussed details of the FBI's investigation into the possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Author: 0 Trump praises troops as White House grapples with Kushner report

Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor, has told The Associated Press that Dubke handed in his resignation before President Donald Trump left for his worldwide trip earlier this month. White House officials defended the concept of secret communications channels without commenting specifically on the Kushner case. "Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us, is a good thing".

Author: 0 Israel must keep West Bank military control under any deal: Netanyahu

The Israeli lawmaker noted, however, that the process of moving the embassy got off the ground recently, as newly-sworn in United States ambassador to Israel David Friedman was settling into his new job in Jerusalem , where he already had his residence, and not at the USA embassy in Tel Aviv as was customary with his predecessors.

Author: 0 At least 11 USA citizens injured in Kabul blast

In scale, it was one of the worst such attacks since the USA -led campaign to oust the Taliban in 2001 but in kind, it was only the latest in a grim series that has killed thousands of civilians over the years. "Some of the survivors were running for help, covered in their bloodied clothes while those who could not move were screaming for help", he said. "I saw many bodies lying on the road".

Author: 0 Afghans mourn a day after massive truck bombing kills 90

India also said that it is "ready to render any assistance to the government and the people of Afghanistan and all possible support to bring perpetrators of the attack to justice". Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban , says that Wednesday's explosion had "nothing to do with the Mujahedeen of Islamic Emirate", as the Taliban call themselves.

Author: 0 Putting together a holistic solution to defeat ISIS: White House

Previously, White House press secretary Sean Spicer had also filled the role of communications director but the workload became too heavy for him. Investigators want to know why Kushner secretly met in December with officials at the NY branch of a Russian bank, ABC News reports.

Global Media Kabul terrorist attack 'morally reprehensible and an outrage,' underscores United Nations envoy
Author: 0 Kabul terrorist attack 'morally reprehensible and an outrage,' underscores United Nations envoy

Some parents rushed to the school as news of the blast spread, causing more panic and hampering the rescue and relief efforts, officials said. At least 80 people were killed in the massive attack that hit Kabul city on Wednesday. "In the attack, officials of the German embassy were also injured". "The timing of this cowardly attack during the holy month of Ramadan was deliberate and meant to target civilians and foreign service workers from some of our closest allies", the minister ...

Author: 0 Germany, China vow to deepen partnership amid global uncertainty

He was later expected with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, before moving on to Brussels. Merkel has in recent days suggested that German-US ties were on less stable ground, having vented her frustration at Trump following last week's G7 talks in Sicily, which she described as "very unsatisfying." Trump, meanwhile, has vocally decried Germany's trade surplus and comparatively modest military spending.

Author: 0 Russians Might Get US Diplomatic Compounds Back — WaPost

For decades, Russian Federation asserted that it used the compounds as luxury event spaces where United Nations officials and ambassadors could enjoy recreational activities and carouse in comfort, but according to the Post , the USA has long suspected the properties were actually spy sites.

Global Media White House Communications Director Mike Dubke Quits
Author: 0 White House Communications Director Mike Dubke Quits

Dubke, founding partner of Black Rock Group, had been named assistant to the President and White House communications director back in early March. Dubke offered his resignation on May 18, prior to President Trump's overseas trip to the Middle East and Europe.

Author: 0 Kabul blast: India strongly condemns heinous, reprehensible attack

BBC Afghan driver Mohammed Nazir was among those killed in the blast, and four of his colleagues were injured, the BBC reported. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said the "despicable" attack killed an Afghan guard from the German embassy, and added that some employees had been injured, though he did not give further details.

Author: 0 Huge truck bomb blast kills 90 in Kabul

Afghan Municipality workers sweep a road in front of the German Embassy after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan , Wednesday, May 31, 2017 . No group has claimed responsibility for the blast but afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) claimed that the bombing was planned by the Haqqani network in pakistan and had help from Pakistan's intelligence agency, ISI .

Global Media Trump Expected To Withdraw US From Paris Climate Deal
Author: 0 Trump Expected To Withdraw US From Paris Climate Deal

The President also tweeted: "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". The news that Trump had made his decision was reported by The Associated Press, Fox News and Axios. But European officials insisted that the deal would remain on track. News of Trump's expected decision drew swift reaction from the United Nations .

Global Media Canada to 'keep marching on' in climate fight, despite Trump
Author: 0 Canada to 'keep marching on' in climate fight, despite Trump

The EU official involved in organizing the EU-China meeting said it would will "send important signals for the multinational system", as Trump moves to unpick some of the global trade agreements the US has signed up to. That post includes a video link to an impassioned speech that Guterres gave on Tuesday, when he called on the world to intensify action to combat climate change.

Author: 0 Kushner and the back story of back channels

In a statement, Dubke says: "It has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration". Indeed, Dubke offered his resignation before the president's departure, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told The Associated Press, but offered to stay on during the trip.

Author: 0 Walsh asks Trump to keep Paris deal

Trump is expected to withdraw the United States from the climate agreement on Thursday. Trump, who has previously threatened to pull out of the agreement, refused to reaffirm the US commitment to the deal at a Group of Seven summit in Sicily last weekend.

Author: 0 Cyclone Mora Hits Bangladesh, Hundreds Of Thousands Evacuated

The districts at risk were Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, Noakhali , Lakshmipur , Feni , Chandpur , Barguna , Patuakhali , Bhola , Barisal and Pirojpur . The great danger signal No. 10 has been sounded for all the districts and ports where fishing boats, trawlers and maritime vessels over the north bay have been advised to remain in shelter till further notice.

Global Media Lynne Brown: Thembisile Yende's disappearance makes no sense
Author: 0 Lynne Brown: Thembisile Yende's disappearance makes no sense

If there was a smell, I'm sure the dogs would have picked it up. "There was no sign of the woman and her cellphone was switched off". Eskom officials were quoted as saying that "something untoward" had happened on the day that Yende had gone missing‚ referring to the fact that CCTV cameras had stopped recording.

Author: 0 Goldman Sachs Accused of Financing Dictatorship in Venezuela

Over the weekend, Goldman Sachs got pulled into the fray after it emerged that it had bought $2.8 billion worth of Venezuelan government bonds at a steep discount of 31 cents on the dollar. "It's really hard to stand by and do nothing in the face of the kinds of institutional steps we've seen in Venezuela, and the increasing humanitarian suffering", said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, in keeping with frequent administration practice.

Author: 0 Mike Dubke: White House communications director quits

Kushner's attorney has said that Mr. Kushner has volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about the meetings", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. Many people online called for Griffin to be jailed. JUDY WOODRUFF: And we will take a closer look at how all this affects work at the White House later in the program.

Author: 0 YouGov Poll: British PM May Could Lose Majority in June 8 Election

But May insisted she had the best plan for taking Britain into negotiations over its exit from the European Union, which start 11 days after the election. YouGov published an analysis of its data on Wednesday, projecting the Conservatives may lose their majority, leading to a hung parliament. YouGov's election model was based on voting intention figures which gave May a lead of just 3 percentage points, YouGov said.

Global Media Trump to announce Paris climate deal decision Thursday
Author: 0 Trump to announce Paris climate deal decision Thursday

Numerous lawmakers took to Twitter Wednesday morning to express dissatisfaction with Trump's reported decision to leave the agreement. Trump says he's "hearing from a lot of people both ways". They said withdrawal would undermine U.S. credibility and its position as a global leader, empowering nations like China to drive the climate agenda and set worldwide standards while also reaping economic benefits from a growing clean energy sector.

Author: 0 Trump's communications director Mike Dubke has resigned

The investigation into Russia's links with President Donald Trump's administration team continues to be the rumored reason behind changes in the White House. "I know he's worked very hard here but people in administrations tend to leave on their own volition as well", Conway said. His resignation came just three months into the job and amid reports of a reshuffle to steady the White House communications team in disarray.

Author: 0 British PM boycotts TV debate as election looms

But he also took a swipe at May's " strong and stable " stance. After a dramatic tightening in the polls ahead of next week's general election in the United Kingdom, and a series of nervous performances by Prime Minister Theresa May , the opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn , spent much of the day mocking his rival for refusing to even attend a televised debate on Wednesday night.

Author: 0 Sean Spicer returns with a press briefing for the ages

Trump and some top aides. There's been a lot of speculation that President Trump would shake up his staff amid weeks of negative headlines about the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the ongoing Russian Federation investigations. But if Trump remained unseen, he was certainly not unheard. Plus, they pay far less than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and military.

Global Media Macedonia's Zaev wins confidence vote to form new government
Author: 0 Macedonia's Zaev wins confidence vote to form new government

Five lawmakers abstained and nine were absent. " I conclude that the parliament voted in the government of Macedonia ", Talat Xhaferi , the parliamentary speaker, said after the vote. Zaev has pledged to focus on the economy, strengthening public institutions and joining the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. "Our goal is opening membership talks with the European Union as soon as possible and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership as soon as possible", he said.

Author: 0 Illinois government consolidation bill moves on

Both chambers have approved workers' comp changes and the Senate adopted a two-year freeze on property taxes. Their funding stalled when a partial budget expired on January 1. The bipartisan plan was initially seen as glimmer of hope during the budget stalemate. The General Assembly passed a two-year property tax freeze while Rauner had previously insisted on either a four-year freeze or a permanent freeze.

Author: 0 Trump touches orb in Saudi, lights up internet

President Trump also sought to make it clear that the U.S.is not at war with Islam. Launching a scathing attack on United States President Donald Trump for his comments on Iran during an Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh on Sunday , Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the USA might be "milking" Saudi Arabia of $480 billion after the two sides signed major deals.

Author: 0 May defiant over TV election debate after Corbyn challenge

She added that Labour in Wales was "airbrushing" Mr Corbyn out of its campaign and pleaded with voters to give her a mandate to represent the Welsh. Even BBC presenter Mishal Husain was heckled when she pointed out that he had been unable to set out the cost of his flagship child care policy the previous day.

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