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United States forces to monitor situation along Syria-Turkey border: YPG commander

United States forces to monitor situation along Syria-Turkey border: YPG commander It is particularly frustrated by the use of YPG fighters in a planned USA -led offensive to retake Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa on the northeast bank of the Euphrates river, an operation Ankara has long sought to join. Also, since last April 25, Turkish aviation has carried out attacks against Kurdish militias in northern Syria and Iraq, besides launching an artillery attack on the S... [Full Article...]

Tillerson says US won't be rushed on climate change policies

But given that all three countries have wide and overlapping interests in the vast, melting and resource-rich Arctic region, it is in everybody's interest to co-operate and advance a co-operative agenda on those challenges, the official added. [Full Article...]

Merkel: EU aims to end phase 1 of Brexit talks by fall

Merkel: EU aims to end phase 1 of Brexit talks by fall Mr Hollande has only a few weeks left to serve as President of France as the country is about to elect his successor, but he dismissed suggestions that British Prime Minister Theresa May could strengthen her negotiating hand through the election she has called in the UK. [Full Article...]

Sacked Water Minister Kapil Mishra attacked in house

Earlier, the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the AAP suspended Mishra from the party's primary membership. Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra today filed three complaints with the CBI against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, minister Satyendar Jain and AAP leaders who allegedly misused party funds on foreign trips. [Full Article...]

Passengers get into fistfight aboard Southwest flight

Passengers get into fistfight aboard Southwest flight Two men were viciously brawling on a flight at Burbank, California when a flight attendant became trapped underneath them. Video footage captured aboard the plane during a short scheduled layover in Burbank, California, shows two men exchanging blows in a row of seats, seemingly as passengers are attempting to disembark the flight. [Full Article...]

Teenager 'locked up since birth' freed in Israeli police raid

Teenager 'locked up since birth' freed in Israeli police raid The teen's older sister, who no longer lives at home, has testified that while their father was strict, he never abused them and never stopped them from leaving the house. It was not immediately evident where he slept. "I barely managed to walk around the apartment because the entire floor was full of trash and boxes". [Full Article...]

Trump admits he thought about Russian Federation while firing Comey

This comes from the same man who, before moving into the White House, lived in a golden tower in the sky. "Sean is actually on Navy Reserve duty, so you guys are stuck with me - today and tomorrow", Huckabee Sanders said as she opened Thursday's less formal, off-camera briefing, which is known as a "gaggle". [Full Article...]

This week's lesson is Sally Yates was right about everything

This week's lesson is Sally Yates was right about everything But did the White House put any restrictions-any at all-on Flynn in the wake of Yates' warnings? Spicer said that after the White House first viewed the evidence and materials on February 2, which were first flagged by Yates on January 26, there were various meetings and discussions that took place leading up to the request for Flynn's resignation on February 13. [Full Article...]

Surprise levy a blow to Australian banks

The bank boss was asked on ABC radio on Friday whether the banking industry would engage in a public campaign like the one unleashed by the mining lobby in 2010 to fight off then-PM Kevin Rudd's resources super profits tax. The change was announced in the 2017 Budget unveiled by Treasurer Scott Morrison tonight. Morrison said the government will establish a A$1 billion National Housing Infrastru... [Full Article...]

Pence, cardinal, nuncio at World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

Pence, cardinal, nuncio at World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians Open Doors - a nonprofit watchdog group that tracks Christian persecution - reports there are about 322 Christians killed for their faith each month. Trump's much-challenged travel ban - which blocks new visas to citizens of six majority Muslim countries - in his first days in office included a clause declaring US refugee admissions should prioritize persecuted Christians. [Full Article...]

ICJ to hold public hearings in Jadhav case on May 15

He said that India got "no response" from Pakistan on getting the documents of the case and the charge sheet. His comments came as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to discuss the stay order from the top global court. [Full Article...]

France's Macron meets Merkel Monday, French troops abroad soon after

On Sunday he will officially take office from Hollande; the incoming president's first journey overseas, like his predecessor's, will be to Germany. A Macron aide noted that Merkel "was the first among foreign leaders to ring him, given the importance of the relations between our two countries in restarting the European project". [Full Article...]

Trump calls North Korean leader Kim 'a pretty smart cookie'

Trump calls North Korean leader Kim 'a pretty smart cookie' Donald Trump has called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a "pretty smart cookie". White House officials said Trump was briefed as Air Force One returned to Maryland from Atlanta, where Trump earlier addressed a meeting of the National Rifle Association. [Full Article...]

Ahead of EVM hacking challenge, EC to meet 55 parties on Friday

AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj conducted a mock poll with the EVM replica to demonstrate that the can be manipulated. "As voters cast their votes, they believe their vote goes to the right party", he said, adding that in reality, the vote can go to a different party if the EVM is tampered with. [Full Article...]

Abe, Moon discuss North Korea, 'comfort women' issue

While South Korea, China and Japan all share worry about North Korea, ties between South Korea and China have been strained by South Korea's decision to install a USA anti-missile system in defense against the North. The deployment of THAAD was agreed by former President Park Geun-hye's administration previous year. "On behalf of the people and Government of Turkmenistan and personally, Presiden... [Full Article...]

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn runs over cameraman's foot

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn runs over cameraman's foot The draft manifesto entitled "For the many not the few" covers a wide range of areas such as plans to renationalise the railways and the postal system, abolish the tuition fees that students at English universities now have to pay, renew the Trident submarine system, and raise taxes for the top 5% of earners. [Full Article...]

Turkey warns United States against arming 'terrorist' YPG rebels in Syria

The SDF accepted the IS surrender in order "to protect innocent civilians" and to preserve the Tabqa Dam infrastructure, which hundreds of thousands of Syrians rely on for water, agriculture, and electricity, Central Command said. Turkey today slammed as unacceptable a U.S. plan to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters whom Ankara considers terrorists, but the militia applauded a "historic" move that woul... [Full Article...]

Brexit minister lashes out at Juncker for 'meddling'

Brexit minister lashes out at Juncker for 'meddling' Juncker dsaid he was looking to mend relations with Russian Federation despite differences over Ukraine and Crimea, in an interview with a Romanian daily. Speaking to The Telegraph on a visit to Thurrock, Essex, Mr Davis pointed to a highly critical briefing to a German newspaper after a dinner in 10 Downing St with Mrs May and Mr Juncker two weeks ago. [Full Article...]

Malaysia deports Turks wanted over alleged Gulen links

Malaysia deports Turks wanted over alleged Gulen links Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed that Turgay Karaman, Ihsan Aslan and Ismet Ozcelik were deported to Ankara on Thursday night. Robertson added that Malaysia's decision to deport the men meant that they could face possible torture and prolonged detention, followed by an unfair trial. [Full Article...]

RSS leader hacked to death in Kannur

RSS leader hacked to death in Kannur The police have registered a case of murder and investigations are underway in Biju's case. According to BJP sources, Biju was the Ramanthali Mandalam Karyavahak of the RSS and he was released on bail quite recently after he was arrested in connection Dhanaraj murder. [Full Article...]


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