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Tillerson Steps Up on Syria, Russia after Avoiding Spotlight

Tillerson Steps Up on Syria, Russia after Avoiding Spotlight He also said the top US priority in the region hasn't changed and remained the defeat of Islamic State militants. "We are asking Russian Federation to fulfill its commitment and we're asking and calling on Bashar al-Assad to cease the use of these weapons". [Full Article...]

Schiff treating Flynn immunity request with 'healthy skepticism'

Schiff, who viewed the documents Friday, would not go into the details of the documents on State of the Union Sunday, but said he did not agree with Nunes's "characterization" of the reports. As the scandal surrounding the connections between Donald Trump and Russia yields new developments seemingly every day, Adam Schiff - one of the top Democrats leading the investigation into the Trump Russ... [Full Article...]

McCain says administration rhetoric "partially to blame" for chemical attack in Syria

Washington accused the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of the attack and on Friday launched cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase that the Pentagon said was involved. On Friday, Johnson showed support for the United States airstrikes in Syria and called the Syrian chemical attacks "deplorable". He asserted that Syria does not have chemical weapons in the first place and would... [Full Article...]

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified Thank you! Your submission has been received! Xinhua, the Chinese state news agency, accused Trump of launching the attack both because of his domestic political weakness and as a way to distract from widespread accusations he is a pawn of the Russian government, which is allied with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. [Full Article...]

North Korea test-fires missile into sea ahead of Trump-Xi summit

Initially, U.S. and South Korean militaries said assessments indicated the latest launch was of a KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile, which would have been the same kind North Korea test-launched in February. Bisley said that while Trump has talked about being different on North Korea, Tillerson's statement is the first public sign that there might actually be some departure. [Full Article...]

1 person dead after shooting near mall in South Florida

1 person dead after shooting near mall in South Florida A gunman opened fire inside a gym at an upscale shopping mall outside Miami on Saturday afternoon, wounding two people before he was killed, Miami-Dade County police told local media. On April 8, 2017, there was a shooting at the Equinox gym at the shopping center. According to Miami-Dade Police, one person is dead as a result of the shooting. [Full Article...]

Spanish ship off Gibraltar

Spanish ship off Gibraltar The Spanish naval incursion follows the country's foreign minister Alfonso Dastis telling the United Kingdom to calm down after former Tory leader Lord Howard suggested Prime Minister Theresa May might be ready to go to war to keep Gibraltar British. [Full Article...]

Hacker sets off emergency alarms, frightening Dallas residents

Hacker sets off emergency alarms, frightening Dallas residents A Google Trends feature revealed that the peak time people were searching online for information on why the sirens were blaring was at 11:48 p.m. Locating the hacker, however, "is going to be a very long process if we do find out who actually did it", Vaz said. [Full Article...]

'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade

'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade Xi made the surprise visit to Alaska on his way home from a summit with President Donald Trump in Florida. The Governor used his brief time with Xi to make a strong pitch for a gas export project and acknowledged China's status as the state's largest trade partner, said the report. [Full Article...]

TV anchor reads out news of her husband's sudden death

TV anchor reads out news of her husband's sudden death Supreet Kaur had reckoned that among the dead, could be her husband who too was to travel in a Renault Duster along the same route during the same time along with four companions. "She left for the accident site after that", the editor said. "Even though the reporter on the ground did not give out names, the team could tell that she had found out". [Full Article...]

Fowler joins 4-way tie at the top in Masters

Fowler joins 4-way tie at the top in Masters Fowler had the chance to take the outright lead but his 11-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole slid past the right side of the hole and he made par. More bad fortune was to follow when McIlroy's approach plugged in a greenside bunker and after splashing out to 60 feet, he three-putted to drop back to two over. [Full Article...]

UN Secretary-General arrives in Baghdad

UN Secretary-General arrives in Baghdad Widespread displacement is one, with Iraqi authorities saying that more than 200,000 people have fled west Mosul since February. The furore over the March 17 USA airstrike that led to the collapse of a building in western Mosul , killing scores if not hundreds of Iraqi civilians, as well as Defense Department allegations that Islamic State fighters deliberately placed the civilians in harm's ... [Full Article...]

DPRK fires ballistic missile into eastern waters

DPRK fires ballistic missile into eastern waters Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has welcomed US President Donald Trump's tough stance on North Korea and appreciated Washington's position of keeping all options open to deal with Pyongyang. North Korea with its missile launches probably wants to create attention and use it as leverage for concessions, but Tillerson with his statement has sent a stern message that the United States won't be... [Full Article...]

Prosecutor to Hernandez jury: 'You know who the killer is'

Prosecutor to Hernandez jury: 'You know who the killer is' He also sought to discredit the testimony of prosecution witness Alexander Bradley , a former friend of Hernandez's who said Hernandez opened fire on the men's vehicle two hours after de Abreu bumped into Hernandez at the club and spilled his drink. [Full Article...]

Manchin shares details on Gorsuch support

In the interview, Schumer doubted that an agreement could be reached. Now, facing a threatened Democratic filibuster that would effectively raise the threshold for Gorsuch's confirmation to 60 votes instead of 51, Graham is prepared to join in the so-called "nuclear option". [Full Article...]

Iraqi government: IS downs army helicopter over Mosul

Iraqi government: IS downs army helicopter over Mosul A neighborhood recently retaken by Iraqi security forces during fighting against Islamic State militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, April 3, 2017. "I hope the army will free him soon". The hardline group seized the city almost three years ago, declaring from one of its old mosques a "caliphate" that also spans parts of Syria. [Full Article...]

Raytheon, Maker Of Syrian-Strike Tomahawk Missile, Up Following U.S. Attack

Raytheon, Maker Of Syrian-Strike Tomahawk Missile, Up Following U.S. Attack Russia will demand an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) in connection with the Thursday missile strike launched by the United States on a military airfield in Syria's Homs province, Victor Ozerov, the chairman of the Russian Federation Council's Committee on Defense and Security, told Sputnik. [Full Article...]

Malaysia to host final F1 race this year

Malaysia to host final F1 race this year It was anticipated the contract would end after the 2018 event but that has been brought forward so that this year's running will be the last. The future of the race - which is staged on the outskirts of Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and has been an ever-present since its inception in 1999 - has been in doubt for some time following a combination of rising costs and dwindling attendances. [Full Article...]

Stockholm Truck Attack Leaves Two Dead, Many Injured

Stockholm Truck Attack Leaves Two Dead, Many Injured According to the Swedish paper Aftonbladet , one eye witness in the shopping mall said she saw "hundreds of people" running for their lives. While it was unclear whether the incident was an attack or an accident, it follows after a series of attacks in Europe by people using vehicles as weapons. [Full Article...]

Truck mows down crowd in Sweden; Three reported dead

The head of Sweden's security agency, Anders Thornberg, said they are "conducting intensive intelligence work to identify the person or persons behind the attack ". Stefan Hector of Sweden's national police said the working hypothesis was that "this is an act of terror". French President Francois Hollande voiced his "horror and indignation" over the assault. [Full Article...]


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