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'I'd like to think' Russian Federation didn't know about Syrian chemical attack

Tillerson meets Putin amid "low point" in US-Russia tiesThe U.S. said relations with Russia are at a 'low point, ' but both countries said they are willing to improve ties. During his presidential election campaign, Trump said he would like the U.S. to have better relations with Russian Federation. He also reaffirmed Russia's position that the Syrian government was not responsible for the chemic... [Full Article...]

US President Donald Trump Says NATO Is No Longer Obsolete

But the president's talk of "bonding" with President Xi Jinping (習近平) could sow confusion in Asia, where U.S. allies fear a rising China. Trump is learning which of his advisers lead him to good decisions, and which have caused him headaches. [Full Article...]

'If not wanting Zuma is racist‚ then we are proud racists' - Malema

'If not wanting Zuma is racist‚ then we are proud racists' - Malema Also past year, then-public protector Thuli Madonsela alleged that South Africa's wealthy Gupta family had bribed public officials and driven policy under Zuma. Law enforcement agencies estimate that 20 000 people took part in the anti-Zuma march to the Union Buildings on Friday. These include Madiba, Lillian Ngoyi, Sisulu, Du Toit, Nelson Mandela Drive, Edmond, Hamilton and Thabo Sehume. [Full Article...]

Statement: US national security adviser arrives s Kabul

Statement: US national security adviser arrives s Kabul A statement from Ghani's office later said McMaster discussed security issues and counter-terrorism efforts as well as reforms aimed at tackling corruption. The top USA commander in Afghanistan has said he needs "several thousand" more troops to help the Afghans take on a resurgent Taliban and battle other insurgents, but no official plan has been announced. [Full Article...]

United changes crew-booking policy after passenger's removal

United changes crew-booking policy after passenger's removal While United is modifying its policy when it comes to booking its own crew, it didn't say if the policy of overbooking flights would be changed. "This is one of our initial steps in a review of our policies to deliver the best customer service", Schmerin said. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: Relations Between US And Russia Are 'At A Low Point'

Russia's relationship with the USA has deteriorated since Trump assumed the Oval Office, Putin said in an interview aired Wednesday. President Trump put it more bluntly. The new draft resolution would request on-site investigations from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Russia's Deputy UN Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov said. [Full Article...]

Erdogan declares victory in Turkey's constitutional referendum despite opposition objections

Erdogan declares victory in Turkey's constitutional referendum despite opposition objections The process is not without controversies as opponents have attacked a decision to accept unstamped ballot papers as valid unless proven otherwise. In Istanbul , Turkey's largest city, where Erdogan came of age and rose to stardom as the elected mayor in the 1990s, the no votes edged out the yes votes. [Full Article...]

'Active shooter' in Cleveland streams live killing of man

Police referred to the victim by the last name of Goodwin, but did not give a full identification. Another woman called Sarah added: "I can't watch that video of my grandfather getting killed. The world's largest online social network, used by more than 1.2 billion people every day, condemned the accused killer's action. Williams said that Stephens has not been connected to any other murders a... [Full Article...]

Is Georgia Poised for a Democratic Congressional Seat Upset?

If no one candidate earns more than 50 percent of the vote next week, the two top candidates will compete in a June run-off vote. Important to keep in mind that the North Atlanta district of Ossoff is white collar, educated and doing well economically with a median household income of $80,000 versus the $50,000 statewide. [Full Article...]

Russia against use of chemical weapons - Federation Council speaker

Russian Federation called for worldwide inspectors to visit Idlib, where the USA accused Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad of carrying out a deadly chemical weapons attack against his own citizens. Check out NewsGram for latest worldwide news updates. The subject of the reinstatement of the hotline was undoubtedly a primary topic of the discussions between Russian President Putin and US Secretary of... [Full Article...]

Without consent from Gibraltarians, no sovereignty negotiations, PM May tells Donald Tusk

Gibraltar rejected the idea of Britain sharing sovereignty with Spain by 99 percent to 1 percent in a 2002 referendum, but voted overwhelmingly to remain part of the European Union in last June's Brexit vote. The spokesman said May told Tusk that Britain would seek the best possible Brexit deal for Gibraltar, its internally self-governing territory attached to the south coast of Spain. [Full Article...]

'Islamic State' fighters launch gas attack in Mosul, says Iraqi military

An Iraqi federal police member fires his rifle near the body of an ISIS fighter during a battle at Jada district in western Mosul, Iraq, March 29, 2017. But "the final neighbourhoods will be the most hard to recapture, especially the Old City and the remaining neighbourhoods in northwestern Mosul", Martin said. [Full Article...]

China warns of war as North Korea vows 'merciless' response to US

Mr Pence said President Donald Trump was hopeful China would use its "extraordinary levers" to pressure North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions. South Korea and the United States say the sole goal of the THAAD is to guard against North Korean missiles, but China says that its powerful radar could penetrate its territory. [Full Article...]

Gorsuch confirmed: Senate approves Supreme Court nominee, 54-45

Gorsuch confirmed: Senate approves Supreme Court nominee, 54-45 Gorsuch's nomination was controversial from the onset. In the 1990s, he worked as a clerk for federal judges, including Supreme Court Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy. The showdown culminated in a major change to Senate rules pushed by GOP senators Thursday after Democrats filibustered Gorsuch to block his final up-or-down confirmation vote. [Full Article...]

Lasso blasts Ecuador presidential vote result as 'illegitimate'

Lasso blasts Ecuador presidential vote result as 'illegitimate' He also urged his supporters to get out on the streets and protest. Shortly before the results became known, Assange posted a message on his Twitter account , asking Lasso to flee the country. "By force they want to achieve what they can't at the ballot box", he said on Twitter . Moreno, 64, also benefited from last-minute doubts that the pro-business Lasso if elected would gut social programs... [Full Article...]

Lavrov: 'Thorough investigation into Syria chemical attack necessary'

Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized that the participants agreed that unilateral actions by the USA were unacceptable. The missile strike killed 10 people. A government-affiliated military media said Madaya - just west of the capital Damascus - has been cleared of armed men, adding that only mediators have entered the town to ensure that those who have stayed behind are unarmed. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to blame for 'every civilian death' in Syria, Fallon says

Saudi Arabia said on Friday it "fully supports " USA strikes on military targets in Syria, saying it was a "courageous decision" by President Donald Trump in response to the use of chemical weapons against civilians. Reluctant to put significant troops on the ground in Syria, the USA for years has struggled to prevent Assad from strengthening his hold on power. Syria officially relinquished its... [Full Article...]

Turkey's Lira Gains As Erdogan Victory Sparks Relief Rally

Turkey's Lira Gains As Erdogan Victory Sparks Relief Rally Rising from humble origins to take the helm of Turkey's government in 2003, Recep Tayyip Erdogan quickly attracted a fervent following. A North Atlantic Treaty Organisation official said that the constitutional referendum in alliance member Turkey "is a matter for the Turkish people". [Full Article...]

Johnson's drive at buzzer helps Jazz beat LA 97-95

You have a young, hungry Jazz team, playing not only to be taken seriously but perhaps for the future of the franchise, as the result of their playoff run might ultimately sway Gordon Hayward's decision to return. Johnson had 21 points while Hayward tallied 19. Asked if seeing Gobert go down motivated the team, Johnson replied, "I think it was very motivating considering the fact that he's a big... [Full Article...]

Russia Says Syria Invited Chemical Weapons Experts to Idlib

Russia Says Syria Invited Chemical Weapons Experts to Idlib Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia wants to see the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapon (OPCW) and the United Nations sending inspectors for the investigation into the incident with the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. [Full Article...]


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