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Author: 0 Russia vetoes UN draft resolution on Syria gas attack probe

President Vladimir Putin said ties between Russian Federation and the United States appear to have deteriorated under Donald Trump in an interview released on Wednesday as the countries' top diplomats met in Moscow. Trump branded the regime leader Bashar al Assad a "butcher" and questioned Russia's role in the chemical attack. Later Wednesday, Russia blocked the U.N.

Author: 0 Trump suggests Susan Rice might have committed crime

Trump's associates for political purposes. The protocol, when that happens, is for the names of the individuals recorded but not under investigation to be blacked out from the intelligence reports , their names changed to "Person A", "Person B", etc.

Author: 0 Israel condemns Le Pen comments on roundup of Jews in WWII

According to pollsters, Macron will prevail on May 7, but history has shown that pollsters also predicted a Hillary Clinton win and a Brexit loss. LePen responded: "I think France is not responsible for Vel d'Hiv". Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio, the French-Mauritian author who won the Nobel prize for literature in 2008, said as far back as 2015 that he would hand in his French passport if Le Pen becomes president.

Author: 0 Big summer for Disney parks: Pandora and Guardians of Galaxy

While certain elements from the films will be seen and referenced - such as an experience that lets you fly the Millenium Falcon - the overall expansion will not be based on any existing Star Wars lore. Disney can use the boost, especially if Pandora - The World of Avatar fails to jump-start guest counts this summer. This could affect what happens next to you in this "ambitious" Star Wars experience.

Author: 0 Airstrikes on Syria might also send message to North Korea

Mark Feierstein, who served in the National Security Council under President Barack Obama, said it's hard to glean a direction for US policy from Trump's actions in Syria because Trump "is not moored to any coherent ideology or set of ideas".

Author: 0 Bannon threatened to quit if removed from National Security Council role

Lt-Gen McMaster inherited an organisational scheme for the National Security Council (NSC) that stirred protests because of Mr Bannon's role. Flynn resigned after it was revealed that he falsely denied that he had discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, when in fact they had.

World United pledges to review policies on removal of passengers
Author: 0 United pledges to review policies on removal of passengers

Dao remains in a Chicago hospital where he is undergoing treatment for injuries suffered during his removal from the plane. The United CEO issued an apology to all of its passengers over how this whole fiasco played out, but then he also said he "emphatically" stands behind his employees.

World Ryan Getzlaf powers Ducks past Flames 3-2 in series opener
Author: 0 Ryan Getzlaf powers Ducks past Flames 3-2 in series opener

Instead it collided with the skate of Calgary's Lance Bouma, and it streaked right past goalie Brian Elliott. But they reset in time for the third and Getzlaf, in that no-nonsense way of his, dismissed the fallacy that something was said or changed in the Ducks' dressing room between periods to reverse the course of the game.

World Pence says 'era of strategic patience' is over
Author: 0 Pence says 'era of strategic patience' is over

The US president has indicated he will not allow North Korea to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the western United States. "My father served in the Korean war with the U.S. Army, and on the way here we actually saw some of the terrain [where] my father fought alongside Korean forces to help earn your freedom".

World MOAB strike: 90 IS fighters killed in Afghanistan
Author: 0 MOAB strike: 90 IS fighters killed in Afghanistan

But Nangarhar Province spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said 90 IS fighters had died, while Achin district governor Esmail Shinwari said "at least 92 Daesh (another name for IS) fighters were killed in the bombing". It is indeed a reflection of the fear that war tired ISIS fighters are seeking sanctuaries and attack bases in Afghanistan with United States and Russian forces playing active roles in Syria and Iraq.

World North Korean missile test fails, US and South Korea say
Author: 0 North Korean missile test fails, US and South Korea say

Congressional Research Service. "The missile blew up nearly immediately", the U.S. Defense Department said of Sunday's early-morning launch from near Sinpo on the North's east coast. South Korea's Defense Ministry said it was analyzing exactly how the North Korean launch failed. "This morning's provocation from the North is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face every day in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part ...

Author: 0 Tillerson Says US and Russia Remain Divided on Syria

Earlier on Wednesday, after holding talks with the US secretary of state, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said some progress had been made on Syria, and a working group would be set up to examine the poor state of US-Russia ties. Ahead of the summit, Russia's deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, was reported to have accused the USA of "primitive, loutish rhetoric" on Syria as he said Mr Tillerson wanted to discuss no-fly zones in the war-torn country.

Author: 0 Pence: US era of strategic patience with North Korea over

Also, K.T. McFarland, Trump's deputy national security adviser, wouldn't comment on whether the US sabotaged North Korea's missile test , told Fox News . Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, indicated on Sunday that Trump was not considering military action against North Korea for now, even as a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier strike group was heading for the region.

Author: 0 North Korea Rolls Out Missiles, Says Ready For 'Nuclear War'

South Korea said the combined show of force "threatened the whole world". Trump has dispatched the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and an accompanying battle group to the Korean peninsula. China, North Korea's sole major ally and neighbour, which nevertheless opposes its weapons programme, has called for talks to defuse the crisis. North Korea had previously launched the ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan during the summit between President Donald Trump and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo ...

World Trump claims immunity as president from protesters' lawsuit
Author: 0 Trump claims immunity as president from protesters' lawsuit

Alvin Bamberger, 75, filed a countersuit in U.S. District Court, saying "he would not have acted as he did without" Trump's "urging and inspiration". Three people who claim they were assaulted at the Trump rally filed a lawsuit past year against Trump, his campaign, Heimbach and Bamberger.

Author: 0 Narendra Modi, Australia PM Turnbull take metro ride to Akshardham temple

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's maiden visit to India is focused on re-energising the bilateral relationship between the two countries. Two-way trade between the countries is now worth $19 billion, which both sides agree is a fraction of its potential. In the backdrop of Pakistan, China and Russian Federation deciding to hold a tri-lateral on Afghanistan while keeping New Delhi and Kabul off the table, the joint statement emphasised on early peace and reconciliation in the ...

World North Korea has frightening chemical weapons capabilities, Japan PM says
Author: 0 North Korea has frightening chemical weapons capabilities, Japan PM says

North Korea, which never signed the worldwide Chemical Weapons Convention, is believed to have up to 5,000 tons of chemical weapons, according to a South Korean defense white paper, though the North has never acknowledged it. A US Navy aircraft carrier is heading toward the Korean Peninsula as Pyongyang prepares for the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Kim il-Sung, this weekend.

World Both Showtime and HBO to show Joshua-Klitschko fight
Author: 0 Both Showtime and HBO to show Joshua-Klitschko fight

Both networks will use their own announcers for the bout. Joshua heads into the contest giving away 14 years in age and 50 contests to the vastly more experienced Klitschko, but believes youth will give him an edge. I'm not happy with that. Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport, may well be the best promoter in the business now, and he's shown an ability to bring sides together and make a deal.

Author: 0 Dems Ask FBI To Suspend Kushner's Security Clearance

The only thing on Bennett's list of Trump's achievements was the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, but Baldwin added that the vice president was forgetting all the bombings the president carried out. "This could all be over by Monday". Bannon was his usual Grim Reaper self, while Kushner was shown as a quiet but charming person. Trump must choose between the two, dragging out the elimination longer than necessary.

Author: 0 United States threatens more pressure on Syria after missile strikes

They said Russian Federation had an aviation unit at al-Shayrat airfield, where the United States said the chemical attack originated, and had "chemical expertise in the country". And I think the Russians need to think more carefully about the commitment they made under the chemical weapons agreements to be the guarantor that these weapons would be seized, they would be removed, they would be destroyed.

World Turkish opposition urges cancellation of referendum result
Author: 0 Turkish opposition urges cancellation of referendum result

It was alluding to remarks made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday as the nation voted through controversial constitutional changes granting him greater powers. The opposition had already complained of an unfair campaign that saw the "yes" backers swamp the airwaves and use up billboards across the country in a saturation advertising campaign.

World Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'
Author: 0 Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'

It is clear that Trump is hoping to put his newfound friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping to the test on the North Korea issue. Pence's trip comes amid turmoil over North Korea's threats to advance its nuclear and defense capabilities, including a failed missile launch on Sunday.

Author: 0 South African president accuses protesters of racism

Although Mr. Zuma's government has been tainted by corruption scandals, he has granted himself more room for manoeuvre by moving Malusi Gigaba from the Home Affairs Ministry to Finance, despite the latter's limited financial experience. "Today we stand up and say enough is enough, " Mmusi Maimane, leader of the main opposition Democratic Alliance told a huge crowd in Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city.

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