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Turkey slams USA arming Syrian Kurds in IS fight

The seizure of Tabqa and the nearby dam is a key stride toward taking Raqqa and grabbing key infrastructure away from the terror group. A US-led anti-Daesh coalition spokesman told reporters in Washington that the weapons would be "pointed at ISIS [Daesh]". Lire la suite »

PM Modi leaves for home after Lanka visit

After inaugurating the International Vesak Day function, Modi offered India's continued support to "friend" Sri Lanka. The news gains significance as it took place while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was visiting the island nation. India had always considered its smaller neighbour to be within its sphere of influence but watched Sri Lanka drift closer to China under former strongman President Mahinda Rajapaksa . Lire la suite »

US President Donald Trump couldn't care less about the James Comey mess

Trump fired Comey this past week. Earlier on Friday, President Trump reiterated his view that reports about collusion with the Russian government by members of his 2016 campaign are "fabricated". According to Comey's account to associates, Trump was not satisfied with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's answer and told him again later in the dinner that he needed Comey's loyalty, the Times reported. Lire la suite »

Trump célèbre 100 jours "très productifs"

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Bien que toujours mal noté dans les sondages, Donald Trump a promis de "grandes batailles" à venir à l'intérieur comme à l'extérieur des Etats-Unis. "J'ai voté pour lui et je lui donne un an". Un peu plus tôt dans la journée, des dizaines de milliers de personnes ont manifesté dans plusieurs villes du pays pour dénoncer l'attitude de l'administration Trump vis à vis de l'environnement. Lire la suite »

North Korea calls US-South Korea plot a `declaration of war'

Pyongyang has pledged to continue its quest for a nuclear ICBM capable striking the USA mainland. Chancellor Park said roughly 60 US citizens come to PUST each semester, but now "there's less than that". Moon competes against twelve other candidates but South Korea presidential elections are decided in a single round. As her administration was mired in its corruption scandal, South Korea went ahead with the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system, crossing a red line drawn by ... Lire la suite »

Assad Regime Is Still Making Chemical Weapons in Syria

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It also claims that Assad's main backers Russian Federation and Iran are aware of the programme. In a surprise intervention last month, US President Donald Trump ordered a strike against a Syrian airbase after the alleged use of Sarin gas against rebels in Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province , Northern Syria. Lire la suite »

The NHS has been hit by a large-scale cyber attack

According to a report on the BBC , security experts say that the malware was developed from software tools stolen from the NSA by a hacker group called The Shadow Brokers. Shortly after that disclosure, Microsoft announced in March that it had already issued software " patches " for those holes. But many companies and individuals have not installed the fixes yet or are using older versions of Windows that Microsoft no longer supports and did not fix. Lire la suite »

John Coates Reelected AOC President

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It was the first time Coates' position had been challenged since he took over 27 years ago. Coates said he was "quietly confident" of getting the numbers in the high-stakes vote. But its support, which it said was not unanimous, came with strong recommendations for change, including the president's salary. "The overwhelming response from the athlete population and alumni was that there is a desire for change", it said in a statement. Lire la suite »

Le débat présidentiel à couteaux tirés se poursuit dans les médias

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La plainte vise " des éléments qui circulaient mercredi soir sur internet " sur une prétendue évasion fiscale aux Bahamas, est-il précisé. Qualifiant cette accusation de " fake news ", l'équipe du candidat d'En Marche! écrit dans un communiqué: "Depuis mercredi soir, Emmanuel Macron est la cible d'une (dernière?) tentative de déstabilisation soigneusement orchestrée, à 48 heures de la fin de la campagne officielle". Lire la suite »

United States to Battle the Turks? Deploys Troops along Turkish Syrian Border

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Tensions rose Saturday along the Turkish-Syrian border as both Turkey and the US moved armored vehicles to the region and Turkey's leader once again demanded that the United States stop supporting the Syrian Kurdish militants there. This is the second time this year that U.S. troops have moved in to block an anticipated Turkish attack on Kurds , who are spearheading the fight against the Islamic State. Lire la suite »

Shooting at North Lake College in Texas leaves two dead, including suspect

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Police said 21-year-old Adrian Victor Torres shot and killed 20-year-old Janeera Nickol Gonzales inside a common study area. The shots sounded like they went off inside the building Le was in, he said. Gonzalez died at the scene. Dennis Holmes, an adjunct professor at North Lake College , told KXAS-TV that he had been ordered to barricade himself in the room he was in in the Performance Hall. Lire la suite »

Reduced family leave bill passes House

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The House made a number of notable improvements after negotiating with the Senate. After the vote, the sponsors of the bill , Reps. Some, mostly lawmakers, say the bill is unnecessary and argue that Vermont's government can oversee itself and that strict ethics codes will discourage people from entering state government. Lire la suite »

Trump firing Comey amounts to 'high crimes', says Harvard constitutional law professor

In an exclusive interview with NBC News , Trump said Thursday he made a decision to fire Comey on his own, before Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's memo that harshly criticized Comey's actions and suggested he should be removed. "I don't know if there was evidence of collusion or not, nor should I have". The White House also shifted its stance on whether Mr Comey's termination had anything to do with the Russian Federation investigation, at first saying it was not linked. Lire la suite »

Global cyber attack hits hospitals and companies, threat seen fading for now

In Russia, the Interior Ministry said around 1,000 computers were hit by a cyber attack. The ransomware encrypted data on the computers, demanding payments of $300 to $600 to restore access. Hospitals affected include London North West Healthcare Trust in the capital, University Hospitals North Midlands in central England and York Hospitals in the north. Lire la suite »

El Chapo will be tried in the US in April 2018

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Guzman sat between his lawyers with a serious expression on his face, responding "yes sir" when addressing the judge through an interpreter, and exchanging glances with his former beauty queen wife Emma Coronel, 27. . The 59-year-old accused cartel leader wore jailhouse blues and locked eyes frequently with his wife, a US citizen who was raised in Mexico. Guzman is expected to make the field trip from the Lower Manhattan jail to Cogan's courtroom. Lire la suite »

Ex-US NSA ordered to hand over Russia probe documents

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The US Senate Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena on Wednesday demanding documents related to Russian Federation from President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn , ramping up its months' long investigation of Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Lire la suite »

N.Korea says will have dialogue with US under right conditions - Yonhap

Pyongyang has sought to advance its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Trump later made an appeal for peace when said he would be "honored" to meet the North's leader, Kim Jong Un, under the right conditions. The U.S. government has stated that it will not attach any special meaning to the so-called "track two" dialogue in Oslo. "Most political people would never say that", Trump said, "but I'm telling you under the right circumstances I would meet with him". Lire la suite »

Man Tasered by police in East Perth has died

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According to police, the man then became aggressive and injured an officer during a physical struggle. Police examine the site outside Officeworks in East Perth, where the man was Tasered. "Detectives from the Major Crime Squad and Internal Affairs Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident". Call 1800 333 000 or log on to www.crimestopperswa.com.au if you have any information about the incident. Lire la suite »

Will Republicans' health care plan bring political fallout?

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The confidence was shared by Trump himself, who tweeted Sunday "Republican Senators will not let the American people down!" Trump prevailed, of course, with the House passing a modified bill that would eliminate the requirement for every individuals to have health insurance and make other important changes to Obamacare. Lire la suite »

GOP health care plan would hurt sick people

The approach - which Politico says would make the insurance subsidies "look a lot like Obamacare" - is billed as a breakthrough in the upper chamber but would likely face difficulties among House conservatives. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said he's looking at the other side of the Medicaid coin - states like Georgia that did not expand Medicaid having to pay for states that did. Lire la suite »

With new president, new faces for French parliament

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His newly renamed grassroots movement, La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move), founded only 13 months ago, presented a total of 428 candidates on Thursday. "That's really scary", Robert, 55, said. New to politics, she said she plans small gatherings to discuss local issues, rather than hold large rallies with prepared speeches. Lire la suite »

Sean Spicer refuses to deny that Trump is taping White House visitors

Spicer was asked if Trump recorded the conversations and if there is recording equipment in the White House. Maybe, Trump said, he will just cancel briefings with the media altogether. Trump also said that at the dinner, he and Comey discussed whether the USA top cop would stay in his role and continue his ten-year term. The president said he never pressured Comey into dropping the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe, and added that there was no "collusion between me and my ... Lire la suite »

Trump demande publiquement à l'ex-patron du FBI de ne pas parler

Dans un message diffusé sur Twitter, le président a mis en garde l'ex-directeur du FBI à mots à peine couverts contre la tentation de s'exprimer dans la presse ou de faire des révélations, et laissé entendre que le Maison blanche disposait d'enregistrements des conversations entre les deux hommes. Lire la suite »