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Iraqi forces move to surround Mosul's IS-held Old City


Nouri said PMF control over the border would assist Syrian government forces when they push towards the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa.On Friday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said their assault on Raqqa, the militants' biggest urban stronghold, would begin soon and that they were awaiting weapons including armoured vehicles from the USA -led coalition [nL8N1IE2RA] The PMF is not officially involved in Syria, but tens of thousands of Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen are fighting there on behalf ... Read More »

Cenovus Energy (CVE) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.25

Zacks Investment Research raised Cenovus Energy from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $15.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 8th. The correct version of this story can be viewed at https://www.com-unik.info/2017/05/16/cenovus-energy-cve-earns-coverage-optimism-rating-of-0-26-updated-updated-updated.html. Read More »

Macron win brings sigh of relief from business circles

Macron has said half of the candidates for his year-old Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) for the 577 seats up for grabs in June 11-18 elections will be newcomers, meaning a diverse range of figures from business, civil service, local activism and academia are set to make their first foray into politics. Read More »

Nowshera ceasefire violation aftermath: People take shelter in camps, schools indefinitely shut


Pakistan said 13 people, including many women and a toddler, were injured in firing by Indian troops. Pakistani troops are targeting Jangarh, Bhawani, Laam belts, officials said. "These shells will kill us", Sher Bibi, a victim told over telephone from Government Higher Secondary School Boys, Nowshera. "Any misadventure by Indian Army across Line of Control will be a miscalculation, shall be responded with full force and could lead to unintended consequences", it added, as quoted by Samaa ... Read More »

Turkey brands United States supplying arms to Syrian Kurds 'unacceptable'

The entire Turkish leadership establishment has rebuked United States decision to supply arms to Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) fighting Daech in Syria with help of United States air power. The Kurdish commanders had long maintained that they could not be America's chief ally and boots on the ground while North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member Turkey carried out airstrikes and ground incursions against their forces. Read More »

Trump, Erdogan mum on Kurds in vow to fight terrorism


Erdogan arrived Monday in Washington, the Turkish flag hanging prominently outside the Blair House, a historic presidential guesthouse across the street from the White House. Ankara says the YPG is as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a group it has been fighting for decades in south-eastern Turkey. Read More »

Donald Trump hits back over Russian information sharing

Answering questions shouted by reporters at a joint appearance with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump applauded the performance of his national security adviser, H.R. The information had been shared with Trump by an ally, so his passing it along to Russian Federation violated the confidentiality of an intelligence-sharing agreement with that country, the official said. Read More »

Trump asked Comey to close Flynn probe

On Tuesday, an associate revealed that Comey had written a memo in which he described Trump asking him to shut down an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. This much is true: Not only has no evidence emerged that the Trump administration acted to help Moscow, there is evidence Trump's position on some issues challenges Russia's military and threatens Russia's economy . Read More »

Composition du gouvernement reportée : priorité à la transparence


Pendant la campagne présidentielle, le candidat Macron avait promis de soumettre un projet de loi de moralisation de la vie politique "avant les législatives" prévues les 11 et 18 juin, incluant notamment "l'interdiction du népotisme pour les parlementaires, qui ne pourront salarier aucun membre de leur famille". Read More »

Police have killed almost 200 people in moving vehicles since '15


The department has concluded its internal investigation , but an independent probe by the Dallas County Sheriff's Department and the Dallas County District Attorney's Office continues. Police first said the vehicle backed up toward officers at the scene "in an aggressive manner ". "They're moving in the right direction, however it's not almost enough", she said. Read More »

Trump must turn over any tapes, lawmakers agree

Clapper spoke following Trump's sudden firing of Comey last week, which drew sharp criticism because it came amid the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. "Number two, I don't know how that got there, because I didn't ask that question". Rogers, an ex-FBI agent and former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has drawn the backing of the FBI Agents Association. Read More »

Pulled Nokia teaser video hints at a dual-camera phone


HMD Global, the company that operates Nokia's mobile division now, estimates that the Nokia 3310 will provide a standby time of up to 25.6 days, a talk time of up to 22.1 hours, MP3 playback time of up to 51 hours and FM radio playback of up to 39 hours. Read More »

Syria denies US allegations of mass killings, crematorium

Dujarric noted that various United Nations entities have repeatedly reported and documented human rights violations in Syria, including torture in the context of detention. Jones added: "We are appalled by the atrocities taking place in Syria" with the "seemingly unconditional support of Russian Federation". "Yesterday the United States administration pulled out a new Hollywood screenplay disconnected from reality, accusing the Syrian government of having, according to the administration, ... Read More »

48 percent of Americans support Trump's impeachment


In addition, a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll released a day before had Trump's job performance at 39% approval. Comey's damning receipts have put Republican lawmakers in the unique position of legitimately being unable to defend the president. Read More »

The Game, Michigan vs


The Michigan State Spartans have added the Toledo Rockets to their 2020 football schedule, per an announcement on Tuesday. If the Big Ten football schedule rotation holds, Michigan State should host Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, and Rutgers and travel to Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, and Penn State in 2020. Read More »

Benjamin Griveaux favori pour reprendre la présidence d'En Marche


Il n'y a pas qu'au gouvernement qu'on s'amuse au jeu des chaises musicales. Plutôt que les ors des ministères, Benjamin Griveaux, ancien porte-parole de la campagne, a préféré jeter son dévolu sur le jeune mouvement lancé par Emmanuel Macron en avril 2015 et ses quelque 285 000 adhérents. Read More »

Man jailed for 22 years over Australian backpacker attacks


The women, both aged 24, told the court how they thought they were going to die during the attack. "Your offences were utterly depraved", she said. Justice Kelly said the heroes were two brothers, a group of fishermen and the local roadhouse owner who, she said, all played a role in rescuing the women as well as helping police capture their attacker despite the terror and fear they felt on the day. Read More »

Hollande surjoue la continuité avec son ancien conseiller Macron

Mais ce mercredi, après une journée où il n'aura pas effectué d'apparition publique, Emmanuel Macron a étrenné son costume de président. Il pourra ensuite prendre possession de son bureau et de ses appartements, 140m² spécialement aménagés et situés dans l'aile Est du palais. Read More »

Netanyahu pushes back against claim he asked Trump not to move embassy

Hours after the interview was broadcast, Netanyahu issued a rare statementresponding to Tillerson's remarks. Channel 2 reports , as noted by the Times of Israel , that a Trump aide then angrily told Israelis that the Western Wall was part of the West Bank, which is governed in part by the State of Palestine. Read More »

Syria denies US allegations of `depraved´ mass executions at prison


Trump flies to Saudi Arabia later this week. Syria's nightmare continues. A now six-year-old war unleashed on civilians still has no end in sight, despite more diplomatic summitry and opaque suggestions of creating "safe zones". Earlier this year, Damascus dismissed as baseless a report by Amnesty International about mass hanging at the prison. Spicer said the government in Damascus had done so "with seemingly unconditional support from Russian Federation and Iran". Read More »

66,10 % pour Macron, 33,90 % pour Le Pen — Présidentielle française

L'abstention s'est élevée à 25,44% des inscrits sur les listes électorales, en hausse par rapport au premier tour (22,23%). En outre, 19'514 bulletins étaient blancs et 4681 nuls. Le dépôt officiel des candidatures est fixé le 19 mai. Inversement, deux communes de l'est de la France (Ornes, dans la Meuse et They-sous-Vaudemont, en Meurthe-et-Moselle) n'ont donné aucune voix au candidat d'En marche!. Read More »

Texas policeman charged with murder over teenage death


The family has already said it would pursue officers who allegedly detained Jordan's 16-year-old brother overnight without reason or charges. Last Sunday, the Balch Springs Police Department in Texas released a statement saying that while responding to a 911 call regarding underage drinking, officers heard gunfire. Read More »