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US says Syrian regime using crematorium to 'cover up' mass murders

The United States accused Syria on Monday of carrying out mass killings of prisoners on a daily basis and then burning their bodies in a large crematorium outside the capital of Damascus. Nauert said "both men agreed the way to bring stability to Syria" is through diplomacy, a lasting cease-fire that brings a reduction in violence and ensures humanitarian access, steps that "will help create political conditions on the ground for lasting solution to the conflict". Lire la suite »

Cyberattack has not affected USA government, White House says

Officials urged organizations and companies to immediately update their security software. The assault has struck 300,000 computers and counting in more than 100 nations, including at FedEx in the U.S., Telfonica in Spain, the national railroad in Germany, the interior ministry in Russian Federation and the national health service in Britain, which had to postpone surgeries and turn away patients. Lire la suite »

U.S. says Syrian regime using crematorium to 'cover up' mass murders

Yesterday the U.S. State Department confirmed that such a thing exists, and that it has been used to dispose of the bodies of an estimated 50 prisoners a day, hanged at the nearby Saydnaya military prison. Amnesty International released the shocking claims in February, along with statistics about the secret hangings, saying up to 13,000 people had been executed there. Lire la suite »

We'll use the pound, or not, says Sturgeon

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Sturgeon told BBC Radio Scotland: "I'm not in charge of the Brexit process, I do not know exactly what timescale that is going to follow or how that will unfold". Her strong performances on the stump, and, in particular during the televised debates in 2015, were credited with the SNP's triumph at the ballot box, with many commentators calling her the most effective political communicator in Britain. Lire la suite »

Pelicans owner: Club sticking with GM Demps, coach Gentry

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Loomis said the club chose to retain the GM and coach after "a careful and thorough review" and represents "the best course of action as we move forward". He played through pain in his right Achilles until New Orleans was eliminated from playoff contention. Demps has been with New Orleans for seven seasons since being hired after the 2010 draft. Lire la suite »

Football star Jesse Hogan diagnosed with testicular cancer

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The Melbourne Demons forward missed last week's clash against Adelaide with what was described as " illness " and the club this morning confirmed it told the playing group the news about Hogan last Friday. "It brings back memories and emotions ... he's a huge talent (in) the game and you want to see these blokes out on the park. If you're a footy head straight away your mind goes, 'Oh no, ' but it is absolutely well down the path and from all of Melbourne and I'm sure the broader footy ... Lire la suite »

Vers la signature d'un accord avec les mutins — Côte d'Ivoire

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Des tirs étaient aussi audibles en provenance du camp Gallieni, au Plateau (centre-ville), qui avait été un des points chauds de la journée de vendredi. "On a trouvé un terrain d'entente". Nous vous demandons de ne pas partager ces informations qui contribuent à semer la confusion dans l'esprit des populations et vous invitons à vous référer aux différents sites officiels d'information. Lire la suite »

Costume bon marché et tailleur Vuitton prêté pour les Macron

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Toujours aussi tendres l'un avec l'autre, c'est avec le regard plein de fierté que Brigitte Macron a participé à cet émouvant moment, elle qui partage la vie du nouveau président de la République depuis plus de 20 ans. Pour ce qui est de Brigitte Macron , l'entourage du nouveau président a précisé que son ensemble couleur lavande - jupe courte et veste à double boutonnage - avait été "dessiné spécialement pour l'occasion par le créateur français Nicolas Ghesquière de la maison Louis Vuitton". Lire la suite »

"Notre métier, ou notre argent !" : les chauffeurs de taxis se mobilisent à Paris contre les VTC

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Ce mardi 16 mai 2017, près de 50 chauffeurs taxis ont investi depuis six heures la célèbre place parisienne, répondant à l'appel du Front de défense des taxis indépendants. En solution de substitution, les chauffeurs souhaiteraient le remboursement des pertes de valeurs des licences taxis depuis plusieurs années, causées par le développement de ces nouveaux modes de transport. Lire la suite »

Trump, South Korean president must unite to curb North Korea

The missile flew 787 km (489 miles) on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 km (1,312 miles), KCNA said. North Korea's long-term bid to develop a credible nuclear attack threat to the USA mainland saw it launch Sunday what appeared to be its longest-range missile yet. Lire la suite »

Emmanuel Macron Hires Center-Right Mayor As His New Prime Minister

Paris: France's new prime minister Edouard Philippe is a low-profile 46-year-old from the Right-wing Republicans party whose politics and interests mirror those of centrist President Emmanuel Macron. "The election of the new French president offers us here the possibility to bring dynamism into the development of Europe", she said, emboldened after her conservatives won a regional vote on Sunday that boosts her chances of re-election in September. Lire la suite »

Gouvernement: Macron face au défi de la recomposition

Tenu par ses promesses de recomposition politique, Emmanuel Macron doit dévoiler mardi le premier gouvernement de son quinquennat. Pour incarner la société civile, le chef de l'Etat veut convaincre l'écologiste Nicolas Hulot d'accepter un 'ministère de la transition écologique'. Lire la suite »

Merkel's Conservatives Win German State Election

An earlier survey conducted by the INSA institute suggested the country's left-wing political parties could, however, garner enough votes to beat Merkel's ruling party in the September polls if they joined together. This means that the anti-immigrant party will now be present in 13 out of Germany's 16 state parliaments. The issue of internal security has without a doubt become one of the most decisive factors behind the victory of the CDU in the election in North Rhine-Westphalia, given the ... Lire la suite »

Pet Care, Private Security Among Services That Could Face Kansas Sales Tax

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The measure, which now goes to the Senate, also would lower the sales tax on food, but only by a percentage point and not until 2020, when lawmakers hope to finally have the state's budget problems behind them. It goes next to the Senate. Funding changes for the years after that, he said, would be tied to the consumer price index. The state faces projected budget shortfalls totaling $887 million through June 2019 and passing the measure would lessen the need for other tax increases. Lire la suite »

Large victoire de Moon Jae-in à la présidentielle — Corée du Sud

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A l'issue de ces discussions qui ont duré environ une trentaine de minutes, le locataire de la Maison blanche a tout d'abord rendu hommage aux sud-Coréens pour avoir choisi Moon comme leur nouveau chef de l'Etat. Le Nord, depuis début 2016, a mené deux essais nucléaires et de multiples tests de missiles. C'est le suicide de son mentor en 2009, impliqué dans un scandale de corruption après la fin de son mandat, qui a conduit M. Lire la suite »

No Time for Friction With South Korea

Numerous missile tests were considered failures, but experts have said Pyongyang is making faster-than-expected progress toward its stated goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the US mainland. Mr Moon has previously expressed ambivalence over the THAAD system and told Mr Xi he was "well aware" of Chinese concerns about it. "Sanctions against North Korea are also a means to bring the North to the negotiating table aimed at eliminating its nuclear weapons", Yoon told a ... Lire la suite »

May promises boost to workers' rights

May is also expected to declare that the national living wage for workers aged 25 and over, now £7.50 an hour, would rise in line with average earnings until 2022. "Our plans will be the greatest expansion in workers' rights by any Conservative government in history". "The choice next month is clear: economic stability and a better deal for workers under my Conservative team, or chaos under Jeremy Corbyn , whose nonsensical policies would trash the economy and destroy jobs". Lire la suite »

Portugal wins Eurovision 2017, Belarus 17th

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Salvador Sobral won with his song " Amar Pelos Dois ", which translates as For the Both of Us. Eurovision has a major following, and it has helped to boost the careers of many performers - including Sweden's ABBA which won in 1974 with the song "Waterloo". Lire la suite »

Israel wants White House to explain US official's Western Wall comment

The delegation - headed by the White House's deputy chief of staff for operations, Joe Hagin - has held meetings with personnel from the Foreign Ministry and the Prime Minister's Office and toured the sites Trump is expected to visit. Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly wanted to accompany Trump to the Western Wall, a request the White House reportedly denied. The East Jerusalem holy site is part of the Temple Mount complex, a hilltop compound revered by Muslims as the ... Lire la suite »

Kuwait oil minister says supports output cut extension to March 2018

Brent crude, the global benchmark, had risen US$1.20 to US$52.04 a barrel by 0847 GMT and traded intraday at US$52.26, the highest since April 26. Extending the curbs at already agreed-upon volumes is needed to reach the goal of reducing global inventories to the five-year average, the energy ministers of the world's biggest oil producers said in a joint press conference. Lire la suite »

China boosts support for Belt & Road Initiative with additional United States dollars 14.5-B

The editorial, toeing the line dominant in China's diplomatic narrative, dismissed India's concerns, saying CPEC is an economic project with no political objectives. Talking to media persons, Aziz said that the BRI "will be a game-changer for the world not just for one or two countries because it will set the tone transcending many cultures, borders and ideologies". Lire la suite »