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Haley defends strike, hints U.S. 'prepared to do more' in Syria

As a somber Trump noted, the world could not let such a violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention - not to mention civilized norms - go unpunished. Trump also called for Obama to get congressional approval prior to any attack against Syria. "In 2016, allied aircraft scrambled around 800 times in response to Russian aircraft", the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation official wrote in a statement ... [Full Article...]

Church Bombing Leaves Dozens Dead, Wounded in Egypt

More than 40 churches were attacked nationwide in the two weeks after the deadly dispersal by security forces of two pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo on August 14, 2013, Human Rights Watch said . US President Donald Trump led global condemnation of Sunday's attacks. These incidents were the latest in a series of attacks on Egypt's Coptic community, which represents roughly 10% of the populati... [Full Article...]

National Hockey League players will not play in 2018 Olympics

The league put out a statement saying it will not stop the 2017-18 season to allow players to participate in the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It's something that, as a player you consider it, but in the end it's hard to say if I'd go or not go. Not only does it sound like Ovechkin will play, but the KHL, the country's domestic league, hasn't moved toward a similar policy as its American c... [Full Article...]

Dozens killed in Palm Sunday church bombing in Egypt

To my dear brother, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II , to the Coptic Church and to all the dear Egyptian nation I express my deep condolences. Al-Ahram Arabic reported that security forces also dismantled two explosive devices at Sidi Abdel Rahim Mosque in Tanta, a city of more than 400,000 about 80 miles southeast of Alexandria. [Full Article...]

Sisi declares three-month state of emergency in Egypt

George's Church, receive treatment at the American Hospital in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, Egypt on Sunday, April 9, 2017. In a statement, the council urges all member states to cooperate with the Egyptian government in bringing to justice the perpetrators of the attacks, which were claimed by Islamic State . [Full Article...]

Bombs attack two churches in Egypt

Later, a suicide bomber killed at least 13 and wounded 35 at Saint Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria. The bombing in Tanta, a Nile Delta city less than 100 kilometres outside Cairo , comes as Islamic State's branch in Egypt appears to be stepping up attacks on Christians and threatening them in messages blasted out to followers. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to blame for Syria deaths - Sir Michael Fallon

Russian Federation to blame for Syria deaths - Sir Michael Fallon The defence secretary said Syria needed a government in which Mr Assad played no part. After inauguration, President Trump continued the Obama administration's airstrikes in Syria targeting ISIS fighters, strikes President Barack Obama argued were approved by war authorization passed by Congress following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks-also known as the Authorization for Use of ... [Full Article...]

Alabama Supreme Court: Bentley's impeachment hearings can proceed

The Alabama Supreme Court on Saturday allowed the impeachment of Governor Robert Bentley to start next week, staying a temporary restraining order from a lower court that had blocked hearings, court documents showed. After the judge temporarily halted the impeachment proceedings, Sharman said he would appeal. "I have not", Bentley said. Bentley, who is in his second term, is accused of inappropria... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom defense minister: Russian Federation responsible by proxy for Syria chemical deaths

United Kingdom defense minister: Russian Federation responsible by proxy for Syria chemical deaths He also said the U.S. "There's not any sort of option where a political solution is going to happen with Assad at the head of the regime". He also warned it would "strengthen terrorists" and further add to "the complexity of the situation in Syria and the region". [Full Article...]

Marine Le Pen: we reject diplomacy of sanctions and blackmail

Marine Le Pen: we reject diplomacy of sanctions and blackmail Le Pen is now running for the French presidency on behalf of the far-right National Front party. "A new world has emerged in these past years". "On the one hand, Marin Le Pen shows that she can contact such a hard state as Russian Federation, which is very important for European politicians now, as many people say that Russian Federation is a very big threat to the world". [Full Article...]

Trump lauds military, defends Syria attack

The U.S. strikes -59 missiles launched from the USS Ross and USS Porter - hit the government-controlled Shayrat air base in central Syria, where U.S. officials say the Syrian military planes that dropped the chemicals had taken off. "I believe that with the passage of time we will make efforts to bear our great historical responsibility for promoting the development of Sino-US relations, to crea... [Full Article...]

Lib Senators: WH Must Come to Congress With Plan for Authorization

Lib Senators: WH Must Come to Congress With Plan for Authorization Today on NBC's Meet the Press , U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, questioned the legality of President Trump's use of military force in Syria without congressional approval. And they haven't presented a plan to Congress and asked for our approval. "That's what they have got to do". Kaine added that Trump didn't say the nation was und... [Full Article...]

Kyrgios wins to send Australia to Davis Cup semi-finals

Kyrgios wins to send Australia to Davis Cup semi-finals Italy had halved their deficit in the doubles on Saturday but Paolo Lorenzi was unable to keep their fightback going as Goffin won the fourth rubber 6-3 6-3 6-2, leaving Joris De Loore's match with Alessandro Giannessi a mere formality. Courier made a wise call subbing in Sam Querrey for Sock, considering Querrey was fresher and had more upside when considering the matchup with Kyrgios, not to m... [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson cancels visit to Moscow due April 10 - Foreign Office

Mr Tillerson is expected in Moscow for talks with Russian officials next week, after the G7 meeting. The cancellation "once again confirms doubts about the added value of dialogue with the British, who don't have their own position on the majority of current issues", the foreign ministry said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Syria strikes latest of 21st century U.S. military forays

Now president, Trump ordered the missile strikes on Thursday without seeking approval from Congress. Welch said the same is true for the House of Representatives. His resolution would have limited authorization to three years, with no geographic restrictions for US forces. Congress held a few hearings, but never acted on the proposal. [Full Article...]

Home Secretary Amber Rudd calls WhatsApp encryption 'totally unacceptable'

Her statement comes on the heels of the deadly attack in London last week, when Khalid Masood, said to be a Muslim convert inspired by terrorist propaganda, rammed a rented auto into dozens of pedestrians before stabbing a police officer to death at the gates of the British Parliament. [Full Article...]

Rouhani: Terrorists are applauding Trump for attack on Syria

On Tuesday, Mr Trump said the images had led him to reconsider his stance on Mr Al Assad. The office of Syrian President Bashar Assad said the strikes, which President Trump launched in response to a chemical attack on civilians, were "shortsighted", " reckless " and "irresponsible". [Full Article...]

Saudi crown prince discusses enhancing bilateral ties with May

However, the politician - who came under fire from the Daily Mail 's sexist 'Legs-it' headline last week following a meeting with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon - highlighted how her intention during her visit is not to over emphasise her role as a female leader. [Full Article...]

Arrest Warrant: Atlanta Bridge Fire Suspect Smoked Crack Before Fire

Arrest Warrant: Atlanta Bridge Fire Suspect Smoked Crack Before Fire Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for the area, encouraged residents to avoid it and/or telecommute and has secured $10 million from the federal government to help pay for repairs. Traffic is bumper to bumper as people scrambled to find alternate routes on Friday, March 31, 2017. In his 11 a.m. court hearing at the Fulton County Jail, he was granted bond of $100,000 for each charge. [Full Article...]

Korea fires ballistic missile into eastern waters

Korea fires ballistic missile into eastern waters North Korea fired another ballistic missile Wednesday morning, apparently testing a land-based version of its rocket that can be fired from a submarine, in a development that nonproliferation experts called "scary". North Korea's state media have said the world will soon witness what they called "eventful successes" in the country's space development. The launch was North Korea's latest in a lon... [Full Article...]

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