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Syria's SDF leads anti-IS fight, stoking tension with Turkey


Nicholas Heras: There has always been a tension between the USA military's insistence that only Arab groups within the SDF received weapons and the reality that the YPG maintains majority within the SDF. The letter borrows heavily from talking points the Turkish Presidency used previously. But Turkey has never offered persuasive evidence that Gulen was involved in the coup, and extradition is likely to be blocked by US courts. Read More »

Pepe croaks: Cartoonist kills off frog turned hate symbol


During Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Pepe was adopted as a symbol of white supremacy by Hillary Clinton, being used to represent anyone that shunned political correctness and felt good about it. But since copyright law protects Pepe's memeification as parody, the only way Furie could have successfully reclaimed Pepe from the alt-right was if the general populace responded en masse and helped him out by adopting Pepe as a symbol for good. Read More »

Trump may pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director within a week

Comey's mishandling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. He is one of at least five people expected to interview for with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, on Saturday. -Michael J. Garcia, a former prosecutor and associate judge on New York's highest court. That's according to two people familiar with the search process who weren't authorized to publicly discuss the deliberations and spoke on condition of anonymity. Read More »

Secret peacemaker Brendan Duddy 'should have received Nobel Prize'


The businessman was a back-channel contact between Irish republicans and the United Kingdom throughout the worst of the Troubles. "We owe him a great debt". "There can be no going back because we have come too far". The chief mourners were Mr Duddy's wife Margo and his six children. Fr Ferguson said Mr Duddy was able to help diverse groups identify how peace might evolve. Read More »

Super Mario Odyssey leads Nintendo plan for E3 2017


Video game stories from other sites on the web. In a recent press release, (via Nintendo Life ), the game company giant announced that everyone's favorite plumber, Mario (Sorry, Luigi), will be headlining the event with his upcoming Nintendo Switch game "Super Mario Odyssey". Read More »

Législatives: le PS n'investira pas de candidat face à Valls


La semaine dernière, la République en marche avait fait savoir qu'elle n'accordait pas l'investiture à Manuel Valls, mais qu'elle ne lui opposerait pas de candidat. "On aimerait que la même intelligence prévale du côté du mouvement d'Emmanuel Macron", raille un responsable de Solferino. "Il y a beaucoup d'endroits où ils prennent le risque de faire élire le Front national!" Une nouvelle commission électorale se réunit mercredi en fin de matinée au PS. Read More »

Two die in jet crash

In this image made from a C-SPAN video, participants and members in the gallery stand as three judges for the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals enter the room in Seattle, Monday, May 15, 2017 . Auto tires were blown off". Authorities from nearby Teterboro Airport say the plane, identified as a Learjet 35, was attempting to land there. The Trump administration says the temporary ban on refugees as well as travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and ... Read More »

United States service member killed in Somalia

The U.S. death was the first one in combat in Somalia since 1993 . US forces were conducting a partnered operation with members of the Somalia National Army, Davis said, noting this was an operation targeting an al-Shabaab group that had been associated with attacks against the United States, Somalia and African Union Mission in Somalia forces. Read More »

US President Donald Trump in NY to meet Turnbull

Trump had raised eyebrows the day before, when he praised Australia's health care model while meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in NY. Trump will be meeting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull here. Molly Cain, senior researcher at CAP Action, said: "Whether he's at Mar-a-Lago or Bedminster, we will hold President Trump accountable for lavishly spending taxpayer dollars at his own properties while trying to take healthcare away from 24 million people and ... Read More »

Telefonica among victims of global ransomware attack

Microsoft warned governments on Sunday against storing computer vulnerabilities like the leaked one at the heart of the cyberattack that has crippled computers in more than 150 countries. Users have been urged to update their systems to avoid WannaCrypt/WannaCry ransomware and other attacks. Microsoft says , 'Don't click on a link on a webpage, in an email, or in a chat message unless you absolutely trust the page or sender. Read More »

Trump accusé d'avoir divulgué à la Russie des informations classifiées

Le président américain a révélé des informations hautement classifiées concernant le groupe État islamique au ministre des Affaires étrangères russe lors d'une rencontre à la Maison Blanche , rapporte lundi soir le Washington Post . Sollicitée par l'AFP , la Maison Blanche n'avait pas immédiatement réagi lundi en fin d'après-midi. Mais son initiative pourrait mettre en danger le partage de renseignement avec des alliés proches. Read More »

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test

It also said that North Korea is "greatly increasing tension in the region and beyond" and that the country should immediately show "sincere commitment to denuclearisation through concrete action". Kim said North Korea would stage more nuclear and missile tests in order to flawless nuclear bombs needed to deal with U.S. A South Korean army soldier walks by a TV news program showing a file image of missiles being test-launched by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South ... Read More »

Senators get pressure on Obamacare replacement effort from seniors and doctors

But don't count on them seeking any aid from across the aisle. "They have gone into closed rooms and they will not let the Democrats participate at all". Toomey is among the Republicans leading the charge. The House GOP amended the bill to also eliminate some of the most popular provisions of the ACA, including protections for individuals who have pre-existing conditions. Read More »

Chez Les Républicains, premières réactions positives à la nomination d'Edouard Philippe

LES MEDIAS se sont perdus en conjectures sur ce retard, qu'ils ont attribué à diverses raisons: la plus vraisemblable eût été que M. Philippe, maire du Havre, LR tendance Juppé, 46 ans, ne fût plus disponible pour des raisons politiques, son parti d'origine faisant feu de tout bois depuis quelques jours pour empêcher tout membre du parti de rejoindre le président Macron. Read More »

Apple rolls out iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 updates


Admittedly, macOS 10.12.5 is a minor update, with the other highlights being more than welcome but honestly small potatoes. Apple has finally fixed a few problems plaguing MacBook users in the latest macOS 10.12.5 update. If security is your priority, we recommend you to download the update as soon as possible. It doesn't appear that either bring new features beyond bug fixes and security improvements. Read More »

Penguins knot series with 1-0 Game 2 victory over Senators

The Penguins made shooting more of a priority coming into Game 2 . Pittsburgh also gave it away 17 times , two of which led to goals. But finally, Kessel gave the series new life with his sixth goal of the postseason. The Senators went almost 19 minutes between the second and third period without recording a single shot, a testament to Pittsburgh's ability to play keepaway on the other end of the ice. Read More »

Microsoft's president blames NSA for WannaCry attack


If weaponized and released, this version would skip the initial pre-infection beacon, and we would return to the same stage we were on Friday afternoon when WannaCry was making victims left and right, with nothing standing in its way. "It won't be too late as long as they're not infected". The malware uses a vulnerability identified by the US National Security Agency, but it has been "weaponised" and unleashed by someone entirely different. Read More »

From Players Championship winner to cattle class

He spent a full year on the Web.com Tour in 2014 and had only one top 10, and the following year he won the Stonebrae Classic and earned his way back to the big leagues. It was just the third double eagle at TPC Sawgrass. He shot 60 in the second round of the Wyndham Championship last August and won by five. He took the lead with a 25-foot birdie putt on the seventh hole and never gave it back. Read More »

Netanyahu's office denies rumors the prime minister opposes moving US Embassy

However, the worldwide community does not recognize Israel's annexation of east Jerusalem , which the Palestinians seek as the capital of a future independent state. "It's part of the West Bank", said the White House official, according to Channel 2 . The warnings from USA officials across government agencies - including from some inside the West Wing - add to the steady stream of cautionary advice Gulf state diplomats and top Arab officials have shared with Trump and top White House ... Read More »

Government wants to silence my voice: P Chidambaram after CBI raids

The CBI team has also raided Chidambaram's son Karti's properties. Meanwhile, Congress leader KR Ramasamy defended the former finance minister saying: "Chidambaram has done nothing wrong, these raids are politically motivated". He further said if there is anyone who has ever misused the CBI it was Chidambaram and his Congress government. "The case against me has been foisted purely out of political reasons and vendetta. Read More »

United States delegation will return to Israel to finalize Trump visit itinerary

Donald Trump has confirmed his first foreign trip as president will include stops in Saudi Arabia , Israel and the Vatican. While he has said he believes the United States can help Israel and the Palestinians solve their problems, for instance, Trump has not said how he would approach that situation differently from the many administrations that have previously tried and failed. Read More »