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Moallem: US Aggression on Syria Breach of International Law

Moallem: US Aggression on Syria Breach of International Law The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has told CNN that removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power is a priority, cementing an extraordinary U-turn in the Trump administration's stance on the embattled leader. "There is a low level of trust between our two countries". Moallem hailed the Russian stance at the security council, saying that the Russian veto came at the... [Full Article...]

French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

Le Pen offers an alternative for anyone skeptical of the European Union and France's role in it, said Louis Aliot, the vice president of the National Front party. For the first time since the end of World War II, an establishment right or left-wing party will not control the presidency. "Le Pen asks some of the right questions but still has numerous wrong answers", Justine Le Blanc, a French law... [Full Article...]

Nobody Thinks Marine Le Pen Can Win and Markets Are Going Crazy

Nobody Thinks Marine Le Pen Can Win and Markets Are Going Crazy The support is seen as fending off Front National leader Le Pen, who has called for scrapping the euro and exiting the European Union, a prospect seen as hugely destabilizing for the region. "If she wins, it will obviously be an anti-Europe, protectionist, exclusionist line that wins", said far-right expert Nonna Mayer at Sciences Po university in Paris . [Full Article...]

Macron impresses in French election debate, but final result 'unpredictable'

Macron impresses in French election debate, but final result 'unpredictable' Le Pen put on the defensive from all sides. "Macron's support surged after the first TV debate, when he was seen as the most convincing candidate and similarly for Melénchon, who due to his performance has now overtaken the Socialist candidate Benoît Hamon in the polls ", Danske said. [Full Article...]

Central Europe Increases Military Spending Due to Perceived Russian Threat

Central Europe Increases Military Spending Due to Perceived Russian Threat China's military expenditure has increased by 5.4 per cent and is now $215 billion. "Despite continuing legal restraints on the overall U.S. budget, increases in military spending were agreed upon by Congress", said Aude Fleurant, Director of the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure (AMEX) programme. [Full Article...]

Dems say Trump can avert shutdown risk if he relents on wall

President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress' two top Democrats said Monday. [Full Article...]

Champs Elysees Attack Belgian linked to drugs, not Paris attack: prosecutors

Authorities said Cheurfi had a long criminal record and an apparent hatred of the forces of law and order and had been jailed for attempted homicide after attacking two police officers in 2001. "In the United States, you can see what happens when people don't vote, or vote badly", he said. "Several Europes are possible, it doesn't have to be just their Europe", said Melenchon, a eurosceptic wh... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump has one real measure of success

Donald Trump has one real measure of success Spicer told reporters at the White House when pressed about guaranteeing budget negotiators would reach a deal before the Friday deadline when current funding expires. Ever since he became press secretary, Spicer has issued several controversial statements that have resulted in blowback on multiple occasions. The reality star turned commander-in-chief - a voracious television consumer - re... [Full Article...]

Trump Brags About Giving CBS Its Highest Ratings Since 9/11

Trump Brags About Giving CBS Its Highest Ratings Since 9/11 A January 2016 appearance earned 4.6 million viewers, and appearances after that were rated lower, according to an analysis by The Washington Post . You know Chris Wallace had 9.2 million people, it's the highest in the history of the show. [Full Article...]

Trump at 100 days: 'It's a different kind of presidency'

Asked whether Trump has done enough to fulfill his campaign pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington , D.C., Walker said "you can always do more". The House backed George W. Bush's tax cut plan, which he eventually signed into law in June. That sent Trump off the rails. Earlier this month, White House spokesman Sean Spicer triggered an uproar when he said Hitler did not sink to the level... [Full Article...]

Afghan defence minister and army chief resign over deadly Taliban attack

During his first visit Defense Secretary Mattis will meet President Ghani as well as other government officials. He arrived as Afghan security forces, already paying a heavy price against the resurgent Taliban ahead of the spring fighting season, faced chaos with the resignations of Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief Qadam Shah Shaheem. [Full Article...]

Emiratis, Malaysians reach $1.2B deal over troubled fund

Emiratis, Malaysians reach $1.2B deal over troubled fund The implication between the two statements is staggering. Malaysian taxpayers via the Ministry of Finance (MoF) are now exposed to more than US$6bn (RM26.4bn) in payments to Ipic for the financial scandals of 1MDB, where not a single person has been arrested by the Malaysian authorities. [Full Article...]

Gas prices continue to inch up in Maine

Gas prices continue to inch up in Maine In the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice market, gas was averaging $2.442 on Monday, down from $2.448 the previous day but also about 4 cents higher than a week ago, according to AAA data. Birmingham- $2.15/g, flat from last week's $2.15/g. DeHaan said US oil production numbers are up, keeping pressure on oil prices, while gasoline inventories remain very healthy. [Full Article...]

Spicer says White House will host North Korea briefing for Senate

The White House did not comment on the briefing, but House aides were reportedly organizing a similar one for the House of Representatives, if it still exists by the time they get it together. "If you see him attack a military base, if you see some sort of intercontinental ballistic missile, then obviously we're going to [strike]." Russian Federation also expressed similar fears and called on Tru... [Full Article...]

May's Conservatives on track for historic election win in Wales

May's Conservatives on track for historic election win in Wales Today the poll of Westminster voting intention, carried out by YouGov poll for Cardiff University and ITV, forecast 21 seats for the Tories, 15 for Labour, three for Plaid and one for the Liberal Democrats. The YouGov survey for Wales is consistent with national opinion polls. But the difference is less significant in the Welsh Assembly, where the UKIP or Labour vote hasn't fallen as much. [Full Article...]

Australia Plans To Tighten Rules For Citizenship

Australia Plans To Tighten Rules For Citizenship Of course, Australia has been grappling with questions over immigration and refugees for years. The Newspoll , published in The Australian on Monday, was taken between last Thursday and Sunday, after Mr Turnbull announced the visa crackdown and new citizenship questions asking prospective migrants their views on female genital mutilation and child brides. [Full Article...]

Father of Florida State viral hero killed in strip club gun accident

Father of Florida State viral hero killed in strip club gun accident Rudolph developed a close friendship throughout the season with Paske, who has Autism. He led Florida State in receiving each of his last two seasons and is forgoing his final season of collegiate eligibility to enter the NFL Draft this week. [Full Article...]

Trump's 'big announcement' on tax to be broad principles

Then, the White House issued a subsequent statement to CNBC that appeared to soften that timeline: "The President was saying what we've been saying all along, that he wants to do tax reform as quickly as possible while still doing it right". [Full Article...]

Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria

Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria Mattis also reiterated that the United States believed Syria had retained some chemical weapons. "But the bottom line is that I can say authoritatively that they have retained some", said the Secretary of Defense. "We think it was fabricated..." The incident in Syria's Khan Shaykhun, where chemical weapons were allegedly used, occurred on April 4. The U.S. [Full Article...]

Putin criticizes opponents' corruption fight in Russian Federation

Putin criticizes opponents' corruption fight in Russian Federation President Xi Jinping was "courageous" in isolating the Russians and Bolivians, who also voted against the measure, the security adviser said on ABC television on Sunday. Neither of the Russian institute documents mentioned the release of hacked Democratic Party emails to interfere with the USA election, according to four of the officials. [Full Article...]


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