Russian Fighter Aircraft Kill 3 Turkish Soldiers in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin had already reached out to Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to express his "sadness and condolences". Both parties are investigating the incident, it said. Turkey deployed its troops in the territory of Syria in August 24, 2016 in the sidelines of the operation called Euphrates Shield. The twin offensives put the two forces within 3 kilometers (2 mile... [Full Article...]

Brazil challenges Canada at WTO over Bombardier funding

The government of Quebec has put $1 billion U.S. into the company's CSeries jet program, while Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the largest pension fund in the province, invested $1.5 billion U.S. Brazil submitted a request for consultations with Canada under the WTO's dispute settlement system, the first step in the official complaint process. [Full Article...]

Yemen Stops US Military Anti-Terror Troops From Fighting

It also doesn't help that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer clearly doesn't appreciate how fucked up the botched raid was and what's at stake now. Briefings suggest that from the start of the mission, the Yemen villagers were alerted regarding the imminent threat of a raid because drones were flying lower than usual, according to The Guardian. [Full Article...]

European Union condemns attack on ICRC staffers in Afghanistan

European Union condemns attack on ICRC staffers in Afghanistan The team of five field officers and three drivers was in a convoy on its way to deliver much-needed livestock materials in an area south of Shebergan, the ICRC said in a statement. The Islamic State's activities have been mostly confined in eastern areas of Afghanistan, although it has claimed to have carried out deadly attacks this year against Shiites, mostly in Kabul. [Full Article...]

Russian activist Navalny barred from standing for president

Prosecutors have asked for a five-year suspended prison sentence, which would mean no jail time Navalny, but the election law stipulates that those with felony convictions are not permitted to run for Russia's highest office. Navalny got more than 27% of the vote in a race for Moscow mayor, more than any other opposition candidate. He is "known for his anti-corruption campaign, which targeted se... [Full Article...]

Syria Executions: Up to 13000 Prisoners Hanged, Amnesty Says

Syria Executions: Up to 13000 Prisoners Hanged, Amnesty Says Nicolette Waldman, who wrote the report after a one-year investigation, said the number of people killed at Saydnaya may be much higher. The watchdog has previously said that more than 17,700 people were estimated to have died in government custody in Syria since the conflict erupted in March 2011. [Full Article...]

Trump Offers To 'Destroy' Texas State Senator's Career For Sheriff

Trump Offers To 'Destroy' Texas State Senator's Career For Sheriff Trump met in the Roosevelt Room with sheriffs from around the country and invited them each to make a statement while reporters were present. Rockwall County Sheriff Harold Eavenson told Trump on Tuesday morning about a state senator for hindering some efforts he thought would be helpful, according to The Dallas Morning News . [Full Article...]

Former President To Stand Trial

Former President To Stand Trial Executives from the company have acknowledged the existence of fraud and false accounting and the trial will focus on whether Sarkozy himself was aware or taking decisions about it. Apart from Sarkozy, 13 other people are expected to face trial in the case. Prosecutors say that while there was no evidence Sarkozy was directly involved in the fraud, he had been warned twice by accountants that hi... [Full Article...]

US Army grants easement for Dakota Access Pipeline -court filing

US Army grants easement for Dakota Access Pipeline -court filing The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the final easement needed to finish construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Trump has urged the Army Corps to expedite their review of Energy Transfer Partners' application for completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. [Full Article...]

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron offers refuge

However, Fillon, who refused to step down unless criminal charges are brought against him, accepted that such practices could cause distrust in today's society. In the IFOP rolling poll of voting intentions published on Tuesday, Mr Macron is seen winning the second round of the presidential election, taking 64 per cent of the votes, with far-right leader Marine Le Pen at 36 per cent. [Full Article...]

Senate confirms Betsy DeVos for Education Dep't

Senate confirms Betsy DeVos for Education Dep't Her answers at her confirmation hearing - including those on higher education topics - were widely seen as vague or uninformed. U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, both Republicans, were among the "yes" votes. Mr Pence was filmed running up the steps to the Senate on Tuesday morning to cast his vote for Ms DeVos and ensure a 50-50 tie. Kaine, who briefly questioned DeVos during her committ... [Full Article...]

Police investigate hate crime at synagogue in the Loop

Police investigate hate crime at synagogue in the Loop Police in IL want to know who posted swastika stickers on the door to the Chicago Loop Synagogue then smashed its windows early Saturday, according to a report by The Chicago Tribune . Police have not made any arrests in the incident. "The Chicago Jewish community will not be intimidated by anti-Semitic attacks on a house of worship", AJC Chicago Director Amy Stoken said. [Full Article...]

Did Kanye West Stop Supporting Trump?

Kanye West had a complete change of heart about America's demagogue, deleting all of his tweets pertaining to the fake President. West explained his baffling decision in a series of tweets, which are among those he just deleted. West met with then President-elect Trump amid significant criticism for the photo op and an earlier admission that he would have likely voted for the polarising business... [Full Article...]

New Yorkers Use Hand Sanitizer to Remove Subway Swastika Vandalism

As the passengers watched in silence and discomfort, Lock recounted that a man - Javed Nied - suddenly stood up and asked people to use hand sanitizers to erase the message. Vandals drew a swastika on the base of the school's iconic William Marsh Rice statue in the student quad Friday night. According to his post, everyone on the train was silent. [Full Article...]

Bavarian conservatives back Merkel despite differences on refugee cap

The original posts have since been removed because they breached German privacy laws. The rightwing party has also hailed the election of US President Donald Trump and last month met with European populists, including French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders of the Dutch anti-Islam Freedom Party. [Full Article...]

Australia police discover largest ever haul of cocaine in yacht

Australia police discover largest ever haul of cocaine in yacht The Elakha is alleged to have travelled from New Zealand to a "mothership" in the South Pacific Ocean last month to collect the drugs. "This seizure is testament to the strong partnerships and cooperation between New Zealand, Australia and Pacific nations focused on combating drug smuggling operations in the region", he said. [Full Article...]

Freezing rain warning in effect

Freezing rain warning in effect Travel conditions will likely be poor as the low pressure area bringing the precipitation moves in. Depending on temperatures and the exact track the system takes, several hours of freezing rain are possible. Warnings may be issued as required as this event draws closer. The statement is in effect across Renfrew County which includes Barry's Bay, Petawawa, Renfrew, Calabogie, Killaloe, Cobden,... [Full Article...]

Take world's longest non-stop flight with Qatar Airways

The information was released by Italian news agency Ansa . There are four pilots aboard and 15 cabin crew who will serve 1,100 cups of tea and coffee, 2,000 cold drinks and 1,036 meals. Due to their geographical location, Gulf carriers operate a large proportion of the world's ultra-long-range (ULR) flights, normally categorized as flights lasting more than 16 hours. [Full Article...]

German magazine Der Spiegel defends cover of Trump beheading Lady Liberty

Speaking to Bild , the vice-president of the European Parliament, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff of Germany's liberal Free Democrats, slammed the image as being in "bad taste" and one which "plays on the lives of terror victims in a very nasty manner". [Full Article...]

Hamas rejected Israeli offer for swap of mentally ill prisoners

Hamas rejected Israeli offer for swap of mentally ill prisoners The Hamas-run ministry of interior said that the Israeli army carried out 17 airstrikes and two ground shelling on the Gaza Strip, including three airstrikes in the early afternoon and 17 airstrikes on Monday evening. Although rockets are sporadically fired from Gaza by smaller Palestinian resistance groups, Israel holds Hamas - which has governed the strip since 2007 - responsible for such action... [Full Article...]

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