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USA to Send Thousands of Additional Troops to Afghanistan

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Unlike his predecessor Barack Obama , who kept battlefield commanders on a tight leash and scrutinized each deployment, President Donald Trump has deferred to top brass - the men he likes to call "my generals". Trump's move to loosen the reins on military commanders in Afghanistan follows a similar decision about the generals' decision making authority in Syria and Iraq. Read More »

Trump vows revamp of Obama-era Cuba deal

Airbnb , which has built a multimillion-dollar business among Cubans who rent out rooms to foreign visitors, is not affected by the new policy. The President personally thanked a one-time rival for the presidential nomination, Sen. "On the other hand, we think we've achieved very little in terms of changing the behavior of the regime in Cuba and its treatment of people", he said, "and it has little incentive to change that". Read More »

Kremlin declines to comment on whether IS leader killed

According to the latest reports, Russia's defence ministry claimed Baghdadi was killed with scores of IS commanders and fighters when Sukhoi combat jets carried out a 10-minute strike early on May 28 at a location near Raqqa in Syria , one of the last strongholds of the terror group . Read More »

Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?

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Rep. Steve Scalise was shot June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia, a House colleague told CNN, in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack". "I had no idea he was going to do this.I can't wrap my head around it", Sue Hodgkinson said Thursday at an afternoon news conference outside her Belleville home. Read More »

Casey goes top then crashes down US Open leaderboard

Fowler's seven birdies were from no more than 12 feet, including three in a row around the turn. Garcia, who shot a two-under 70, and Brooks Koepka , who shot a five-under 67, have the next best odds on the board at 15/1 and 12/1 respectively. Read More »

Two Gambians feared dead in United Kingdom fire

Police have also confirmed that they fear they may not be able to identify everybody killed in the blaze. "We have to get to the bottom of this, the truth has got to come out - and it will", he said during a visit to the estate neighbouring Grenfell Tower . Read More »

Russia verifying whether it killed IS leader in airstrike

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Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker, reporting from Gaziantep on the Turkey-Syrian border, said "it has been claimed before [that Baghdadi was killed]". The ministry said Friday that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders. Read More »

Tightening Cuba restrictions, Trump again chips away at Obama's legacy

Trump listed some of the Castro regime's anti-United States actions, ranging back to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and added, "We will never, ever be blind to it". As the president doled out heaps of praise for Sen. The policy risks harming independent business people by restoring a requirement for most American travelers to visit Cuba as part of tightly regulated tour groups. Read More »

Cosby tweets thanks to fans and supporters

Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse on the third day of Cosby's sexual assault trial. In her note to the judge informing the deadlock , the jury forewoman said the panel could not reach "a unanimous consensus" on the charges against Cosby. Read More »

Dems ask themselves: Has their rhetoric gone too far?

He wasn't smiling... It was kind of forceful. The congressman noted that the man asked whether the team practicing was composed of Democrats or Republicans , to which Duncan responded that it was a Republican team. The shooting happened in the 400 block of E Monroe Street, according to police. "I thought it was a little weird, but I still didn't think it would result in a shooting". Read More »

Tennessee 'hero' says Georgia fugitives surrendered to him

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Convicted armed robbers, Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose , were taken into custody Thursday near Shelbyville, a city about 60 miles southeast of Nashville. Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe escaped after killing two prison guards during a bus transport in Geo. Hale took a picture of the escapees once they were surrounded by law enforcement officers. Read More »

Police officer acquitted of Philando Castile killing

Are you kidding me right now?" "The system continues to fail all black people", she said . A handful of protesters gathered outside the Ramsey County courthouse after the verdict. He might be the robber. "I trust him as a partner, and he did what he's supposed to do in that situation". December 15: The Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services announces that it will review the St. Read More »

Michel Barnier urges United Kingdom to stop wasting time on Brexit talks

An initial round of talks between May and DUP leader Arlene Foster ended with no agreement on Tuesday. However, this turmoil does not appear to have deterred May, who intends to lead Britain into talks with European Union figures next week, while back home she tries to arrange a minority government deal with Northern Irish party the DUP. Read More »

Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Helmut Kohl was "the right man at the right time " when the winds of change began sweeping through Eastern Europe in the 1980s. Her thoughts were first of all with Kohl's wife, Maike, she said, adding that she had offered her condolences on the phone. "Europe can never sink into war again", he said. Read More »

Teenager lands in jail for luring boyfriend to death

Roy to get back into the truck, well-knowing of all the feelings he has expressed to her", Moniz said . "She admits in a subsequent text that she did nothing - she did not call the police or Mr. Earlier in the trial, a psychiatrist testified that Carter was delusional after becoming " involuntarily intoxicated " by antidepressants. She had also sent texts to friends saying she listened to his final words and breaths, which prosecutors argued was a move for attention. Read More »

Trump announces cancellation of 'terrible & misguided deal w/ the Castro regime'

He explained that Trump affirmed that he will not lift sanctions until the regime releases all political prisoners and schedules free and internationally supervised elections. Refusing to negotiate domestic reforms in exchange for US concessions is perhaps the most fundamental plank of Cuba's policy toward the U.S. In Cuba, Granma, the official organ of the nation's Communist Party, covered Friday's speech in a real-time blog, saying "Trump's declarations are a return to imperialist ... Read More »

UK's Hammond, saved from purge, set to renew Brexit push

The EU's executive Commission said in a statement Friday that the first round of negotiations in Brussels will be part of a "sequenced approach to the talks". Hammond had been due to spell out his views on Brexit in a speech on Thursday, but it was canceled following a deadly tower block fire in London on Wednesday. Read More »

Bac 2017: Découvrez les sujets d'histoire-géographie

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L'épreuve d'histoire laisse donc deux sujets de dissertation au choix. Alors que toutes les terminales des filières L et ES s'attendaient ce matin à plancher sur une composition de géographie , quelle surprise lorsqu'ils ont découvert leur sujet. Read More »

Amazon to pay $13.7 billion for US largest supermarket chain

Whole Foods' stock was halted. Back in April, activist investor Jana Partners took an 8% stake in the company and pushed the board to look into strategic options including a sale. The store uses sensors to track items as shoppers put them into baskets or return them to the shelf. Customers would have needed an Amazon account and a smartphone running the Amazon Go app to shop there. Read More »

Grenfell Tower Fire Protesters Storm Kensington Town Hall in London

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She declined to speak to anyone outside the meeting where an angry crowd had gathered and police broke up a scuffle among the group as Mrs May's vehicle drove off. Residents and victims have expressed outrage at May during her site visit. "There is still a number of people who are receiving treatment in hospital". Read More »

Britain says no EU exit deal unless future relationship taken into account

Britain will be the first member state ever to leave the bloc. A spokesman for his Department for Exiting the European Union said Britain had been "crystal clear" about its approach. "We want to end the anxiety facing 4 million citizens", he said. Arriving to a meeting with his counterparts in the 28-country EU, Hammond said his "clear view" is "we should prioritize protecting jobs, protecting economic growth and protecting prosperity as we enter those negotiations and take them forward". Read More »

President Trump confirms he's under investigation in angry tweetstorm

Trump later told NBC's Lester Holt he had planned to fire Comey regardless of what recommendation he received from Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Obstruction of justice is essentially defined as intentionally intervening or tampering with an ongoing investigation. "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", said Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's ... Read More »