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Steve Bannon's Worst Week in Washington

Along with Priebus, speculation has turned to Bannon, who has only more recently weathered near constant rumors about his standing in the West Wing. On Friday, a reliable top aide to Mr. News broke Wednesday morning that Bannon had been removed from the National Security Council. Although a liberal East Coast elite and a globalization votary for the most part, with business interests across th... [Full Article...]

Death toll from US' 'mother of all bombs' rises to 94

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) was unleashed in combat for the first time on Thursday. Shinwari said that American and Afghan ground forces were slowly advancing on the mountainous area, which is blanketed with landmines, to clear the site, but there were still some pockets of resistance from insurgents. [Full Article...]

No-fly zone could have averted chemical attack: Turkey

The regional alliance said the U.S. cruise missile strikes will not deter their forces from "liberating" all of Syrian territory. Haley's remarks came just a day after she warned that Washington was prepared to take further actions in Syria during a special session at the United Nations following a U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump advisers: US seeks to fight ISIS and oust Syria's Assad

Some 87 people, including children, are believed to have been killed in a suspected sarin nerve agent strike on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun. "We do not have any information that suggests that Russian Federation was part of the military attack undertaken using the chemical weapons", Tillerson said. [Full Article...]

Palm Sunday bombings at two Coptic churches in Egypt kill 49

Palm Sunday bombings at two Coptic churches in Egypt kill 49 Along with civilians, a policeman, a policewoman and other police staff were killed. Egypt has imposed a state of emergency effective Tuesday after jihadist bombings killed 44 persons at two churches in the deadliest attacks in recent memory on the country's Coptic Christian minority. [Full Article...]

Rex Tillerson: 'Low level of trust between our countries'

Lavrov added: "Yesterday, we discussed in detail (with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson) the need to step up Russian-American efforts towards mobilizing the worldwide community to fight terrorism, and reminded him that US actions like the strikes against Syria on April 7 are at variance with this task". [Full Article...]

Trump Just Opened The Door To Defund Planned Parenthood

But the law only allows states to redirect funds from abortion providing groups, it does not force them to do so. Saying the rule usurps states' rights, Republicans argued local lawmakers should decide how healthcare money is distributed. [Full Article...]

Polling Stations Open in Turkey for Referendum on Constitutional Changes

Polling Stations Open in Turkey for Referendum on Constitutional Changes If passed, the new presidential system would dispense with the office of the prime minister and centralize the entire executive bureaucracy under the presidency, giving Erdogan the direct power to appoint ministers. In another Istanbul neighborhood, a "yes" voter expressed full support of Erdogan. The changes would come into effect with the next general elections, scheduled for 2019. [Full Article...]

North Korea's missile launch threatens whole world, South says

North Korea's missile launch threatens whole world, South says A short while after the launch, a statement from the U.S. Pacific Command said the missile blew up nearly immediately and that its type was still being assessed. In a call with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said late Friday the common goal of the two nations was to "bring all the parties back to the negotiating table", according to a statement on China... [Full Article...]

Saturn's moon boasts all the ingredients for life

Saturn's moon boasts all the ingredients for life The heavy presence of hydrogen, according to NASA , suggests undersea microbes may be producing methane much like they do in oceans on Earth. SwRI's Dr Christopher Glein, who is a co-author in the recent study, added that the molecular hydrogen found in Enceladus is enough to support microbes similar to the ones found in the hydrothermal vents on Earth. [Full Article...]

North Korea Decides Against Starting World War III, At Least Today

North Korea has attempted to fire a missile but the launch was a failure with the enormous weapon blowing up nearly immediately after it was set off. "This launch can possibly be a test for a new type of missile or an upgrade", Kim added. [Full Article...]

What is the Trump administration's Syria policy?

What is the Trump administration's Syria policy? Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who hosted his Iranian and Syrian counterparts in Moscow, denounced the US missile strikes on Syria as a "flagrant violation" of worldwide law. "Publications by professional experts, including some in the U.S. and Britain, say there are too many inconsistencies and gaps in the version of events presented to justify the [US] aggression", he said. [Full Article...]

India Calls Off Maritime Talks with Pakistan amid Tension

Sources in New Delhi said that Islamabad was deliberately making baseless allegations against RAW in order to worsen the India-China relations, which had already been hit by several irritants. It is particularly significant that Jadhav's arrest was announced even as Pakistani investigating officials were being shown evidence of the attack on the Pathankot airbase in India. [Full Article...]

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad raises his hand Wednesday as he registers to run in Iran's presidential election next month. "The Leader advised me not to participate in the elections, and I accepted", Ahmadinejad told reporters after registering to run Wednesday, the Tehran Times reports . [Full Article...]

'Trust has eroded' between U.S. and Russian Federation

'Trust has eroded' between U.S. and Russian Federation Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after a two hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin delivering a grim outlook. The Syrian government was "highly likely" to have been behind last week's chemical weapons attack, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. [Full Article...]

Don't Read into the Close Race in Kansas

In the end, Estes prevailed with 53 percent to Thompson's 45 percent. In this March 23, 2017, photo, Democrat James Thompson , a candidate for Kansas' 4th Congressional District, speaks during a debate in Wichita , Kan. The state itself is located in the heart of Flyover Country, a Midwest region that many people see only from planes when traveling from one coast to the other. [Full Article...]

'Mother of all bombs' killed 94 ISIS fighters, Afghan officials say

Public reaction to Thursday's strike has been mixed, with some residents near the blast praising Afghan and US troops for pushing back the Islamic State militants. But Trump's administration has come under increasing pressure over three US-led strikes in the Middle East in the past month that have killed civilians or allies. [Full Article...]

US military says North Korea missile blew up almost immediately

Speculation has been intensifying that U.S. President Donald Trump might order a pre-emptive strike on North Korea if it shows imminent signs of a significant provocation such as a sixth ever nuclear test. North Korea has spent decades trying to develop operational nuclear weapons. "He is doing the wrong thing", he said of Kim Jong-un. That launch came ahead of a meeting between President Tr... [Full Article...]

North Korea fires and fails with missile

North Korea fires and fails with missile North Korea has attempted to launch a missile on its east coast but it has failed, South Korea's military has said. According to Yonhap News Agency, based in South Korea, the unidentified missile launch took place at the port city of Sinpo. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation ties may be at an all-time low, admits Donald Trump

Russian Federation ties may be at an all-time low, admits Donald Trump After a widely-condemned chemical attack on Syrians in a rebel held area of the country, Trump launched a missile strike last week on the government air field where the attack was believed to have originated. The U.S. military official said the Pentagon was examining specifically whether a Russian warplane had bombed a hospital in Khan Sheikhoun five hours after the initial chemical attack, with t... [Full Article...]


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