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United States general sees progress by Iraqi forces in Mosul despite complicated battle

United States general sees progress by Iraqi forces in Mosul despite complicated battle The eastern half of the city is now completely under the control of Iraqi security forces, Rasool said. The enemy's use of civilians as human shields is "a despicable tactic, and unfortunate, and heartbreaking", he said. Iraqi has been encircled for "quite some time", he said. "They are going to lose and the Iraqis will win". Senior mufti Abdullah al-Badrani, also known as Abu Ayub al-Atar, re... [Full Article...]

Pakistan drops Kamran from Champions Trophy squad

Pakistan drops Kamran from Champions Trophy squad Kamran Akmal, who was the leading run-scorer and declared Man-of-the-Tournament during the Pakistan Super League, has once again been dropped. In addition, his discomfiture in the outfield, having played most of his career as a wicketkeeper, was evident, and two dropped catches - including a very easy chance - couldn't have helped his cause. [Full Article...]

Trump Condemns Anti-Semitism and Promises To 'Stamp Out Prejudice'

Trump Condemns Anti-Semitism and Promises To 'Stamp Out Prejudice' In a speech marking Holocaust Remembrance Day , Mr Trump said those who would deny that six million Jews were killed by Germany's Nazi leadership during the Second World War "are an accomplice of this disgusting evil". Trump was endorsed by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. The remark ignored Hitler's use of gas chambers to kill Jews during the Holocaust. In a video for a World Jewish Congr... [Full Article...]

Trump backs down on border wall funding

Trump backs down on border wall funding U.S. President Donald Trump has reiterated his commitment to build a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border saying?don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL? . "The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!" "I would think we've had plenty of time to work on this and a sh... [Full Article...]

Council of Europe puts Turkey on notice over rights, democracy

Council of Europe puts Turkey on notice over rights, democracy Lawmakers from a leading European rights body on Tuesday put Turkey on a monitoring watchlist, citing concerns over what they say is the stifling of dissent and rights violations under President Tayyip Erdogan as he concentrates power. Yıldırım said that the decision is a reflection of anti-Turkey sentiment in the assembly and is politically mottivated. European Union lawmakers will debate relat... [Full Article...]

Seoul: North Korea Holds Drill to Mark Military Anniversary

Seoul: North Korea Holds Drill to Mark Military Anniversary North Korea staged its largest artillery drill to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the isolated nation's military, South Korean officials said . While the North fired weapons near the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, the US and South Korea conducted drills off the west coast. [Full Article...]

France's Marine Le Pen gets criticism from dad

France's Marine Le Pen gets criticism from dad Marine Le Pen launched moves to clean the National Front's image of xenophobic associations in the run-up to the campaign for the 2017 presidency. French presidential election candidate Marine Le Pen attends a ceremony for slain police officer Xavier Jugele, at the Paris Police headquarters on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

At meat market, the far-right Le Pen backs "eating French"

For all the paeans to Macron's unifying vision in divided times, it is now up to French voters to decide whether to entrust him with this nuclear-armed nation in the May 7 presidential run-off. Centrist candidate Emmaneul Macron won the first round of Sunday's election in France , sending the euro surging above $1.09 as investors took heart from opinion polls showing Macron would beat far-right... [Full Article...]

Brazil police arrest 9 men suspected of stealing millions

Brazil police arrest 9 men suspected of stealing millions Brazilian President Michel Temer promised to support Paraguayan police "with all necessary resources". Ten men suspected of taking part in a dramatic, multimillion-dollar theft from an armored auto company in a Paraguayan border city have been arrested in Brazil, officials in the Brazilian Federal Police said Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Water Denied to Wisconsin Inmate for 1 Week Led to Dehydration Death

Water Denied to Wisconsin Inmate for 1 Week Led to Dehydration Death In his opening statement, Benkley said surveillance video evidence indicates that three jail officers cut off water to Thomas' cell as discipline for the inmate's flooding of another cell. Erik J. Heipt, an attorney for Thomas' family, noted that Monday was the one-year anniversary of his "senseless" death. "He was in a mental health crisis, he needed help". [Full Article...]

France's 'smug' Macron under pressure to step up game against Le Pen

Le Pen has called for France to take back control of its borders from the European Union and deport all foreigners on a terror watchlist, accusing Macron of being soft on terrorism. On the one hand, an urban, pro-European electorate backing Macron, and on the other an anti-EU, working class supporting Le Pen. At a rally last night, Le Pen told her supporters she is offering "the great alternativ... [Full Article...]

U.S., North Korea Flex Military Muscles as Tensions Remain High

U.S., North Korea Flex Military Muscles as Tensions Remain High On Tuesday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported that the North appeared to have deployed a large number of long-range artillery units in the region of Wonsan on its east coast for the drill. The warships were briefly at the centre of some confusion when they did not immediately head to the Korean peninsula , but US Navy officials said it is now proceeding to the region as ordered. [Full Article...]

Trump's 100-days promises: Fewer than half carried out

Trump's 100-days promises: Fewer than half carried out President Donald Trump is reaching his 100 day mark. The accomplishments came mostly through executive orders, such as withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Republican lawmakers want a reversal of Obama's policies that ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in the workplace, and they wrote a letter to Trump that pushed for protection of religious liberty. [Full Article...]

Trump Hosting UN Security Council Meeting at White House

Trump Hosting UN Security Council Meeting at White House North Korea is a big world problem and it's a problem we have to finally solve. "I also want to say to you that I have long felt that the United Nations is an underperformer, but has tremendous potential", he continued, adding if ambassadors do a good job at U.N. [Full Article...]

Trump order aimed at boosting agriculture

First District Congressman Roger Marahall commented on the Senate confirmation vote. Here's what you need to know about the person now in charge of many the nation's farm and food policies. "I'm glad a broad, bipartisan majority of the United States Senate voted to confirm Gov. Sonny Perdue to be U.S. Secretary of Agriculture ". The American Soybean Association is "glad that Secretary Per... [Full Article...]

Champs-Elysees terror attack: Paris prosecutors name attacker

Champs-Elysees terror attack: Paris prosecutors name attacker Three relatives of the suspect have been taken into custody for questioning relating to the shooting, which killed one officer and injured two others. Le Pen said on Friday that France should immediately reinstate border checks and expel foreigners who are on the watch lists of intelligence services, according to Reuters. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump summons entire Senate to WH briefing on North Korea

Donald Trump summons entire Senate to WH briefing on North Korea Senior-level United States government officials go to Capitol Hill quite often in order to take part in briefings and discussions regarding the country's foreign policy. There are reports of congressional staffers speculating that the reason Trump chose to hold the meeting at this location was so that he could "drop by" despite not being scheduled to attend. [Full Article...]

Le Pen steps down as party leader

Le Pen steps down as party leader The French CAC 40 stock index also surged more than 4 percent - to its highest level in almost a decade - following polling that showed Macron likely to win by a landslide in his May 7 runoff against Le Pen. Ms Le Pen, who has been hoping to emulate Donald Trump's victory in the USA, said the French faced a choice between "runaway globalisation" and a protectionist France. [Full Article...]

Trump Prods Italy On NATO Spending

Trump Prods Italy On NATO Spending And while Trump has said he has "never been for strong intervention" in the country, he has also asked campaign crowds why the United States hasn't been "bombing the hell out of" Libya and other countries in the throes of conflict with ISIS. [Full Article...]

US defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weapons

In response to a question, Mattis said Assad "in recent days" has dispersed his aircraft in attempts to spare them from a prospective follow-on US attack. Mattis held talks with Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Friday morning, to be followed by meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin. [Full Article...]


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