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Un fief de l'EI aux mains de l'alliance soutenue par Washington — Syrie


Les Forces démocratiques syriennes (FDS), un groupe majoritairement kurde, ont repris mercredi à l'Etat islamique (EI) un barrage stratégique sur l'Euphrate dans la ville de Tabqa, dans le nord de la Syrie, ont annoncé des activistes. Elle a en tout cas provoqué l'ire de la Turquie, à une semaine d'un déplacement à Washington du président turc, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, qui a appelé l'administration américaine à " revenir sans délai " sur sa décision. Lire la suite »

Pre-existing conditions and the GOP's health care plan: Who's covered?

People with serious pre-existing conditions that require expensive treatment need help paying bills more than they need low-premium insurance coverage. "Given the amount of funding in the bill, the program can only afford a few small states to opt into medical underwriting ", said Caroline Pearson, senior vice president at Avalere . Lire la suite »

Microsoft launches Azure app for Android

Where the company's previous focus has been on transferring that data back to its datacenters to analyze, Azure IoT Edge will allow that computing to take place on-site in local computing devices to speed things up. Guthrie is EVP of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group. Additionally, the company has also launched a new NoSQL database called Cosmos DB with horizontal scaling up capabilities. Lire la suite »

China pressures South Korea about missile system

According to South Korea's Yonhap news agency, however, Moon used stronger rhetoric in describing public opinion in his country. Moon also spoke with China's President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump about North Korea tensions. Lire la suite »

Trump's comments on Muslims could end the travel ban


It's unclear when the judges will issue their written decision. Through a spokesman, the Department of Justice declined to comment on the deleted webpage and how it might affect the outcome in the travel ban litigation. "This is not a Muslim ban", said Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall. That call, which was still online earlier Monday, appeared to have been taken down by the afternoon hearing. Lire la suite »

In Trump's shadow, Fed official says trade barriers a 'dead end'


Though Trump has softened his protectionist rhetoric to some extent, concerns still remain over his threat to slap a border trade tax and the potential for costly trade wars, especially with China with which the U.S. "Trade barriers are a very expensive way to preserve jobs in less competitive or declining industries". There are many approaches to dealing with the costs of globalisation, but protectionism is a dead end. Lire la suite »

White House Spokeswoman Backs President Trump's Claim about Comey

Comey, who was sacked by Trump on Tuesday, told associates the president was "outside the realm of normal", even "crazy", after he accused Obama of wiretapping him, the New York Times reported . Comey had said during a congressional hearing in March that he saw no evidence to support that claim. "I was going to fire Comey", Trump told NBC News in an interview. Lire la suite »

Dem senator responds to Trump tweets: 'Your bullying won't silence' me


And experts say the calls for an independent investigation have merit. "What's needed is an independent, objective, impartial prosecutor, because only a prosecutor can bring criminal charges and hold accountable the people who may have committed treason, or fraud or lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and obviously the President is a potential target". Lire la suite »

Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises eyebrows

The photographer who stood feet from Trump as he talked with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, had said he was Lavrov's official photographer. He declined to elaborate when reached by phone. Other former intelligence officials also described the access granted to the photographer as a potential security lapse, noting that standard screening for White House visitors would not necessarily detect a sophisticated espionage ... Lire la suite »

500 million devices - mostly PCs - run Windows 10


So when is Microsoft Build 2017? Mobile developers building apps for iOS and Android have some new tools from Microsoft created to make their lives easier. And yes, before you ask, the Live Player team has talked with Apple , and Live Player has been approved for distribution in the App Store. Companies could use facial recognition and artificial intelligence, Microsoft suggested, to look at whether a worker was holding something in a way that could cause a workplace-related injury. Lire la suite »

Trump, Russia's Lavrov discuss Syrian civil war


The White House says President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Vladimir Putin's top diplomat, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russian Federation of the American leader's young presidency. Despite differences over Syria, it is one area where Russian Federation and Washington are trying to find common ground to jointly battle Islamic State militants and end the six-year war there. Lire la suite »

Windies bowl out Pakistan for 81 to win second test


Buoyed by a series-levelling win five days ago the hosts are in pursuit of a first Test series success in five years against a team ranked higher. West indies lost the first Test at Bridgetown by 4 wickets, but made a solid comeback in the second Test at Port of Spain. Lire la suite »

China says Silk Road plan is not tied to presidency

Despite Chinese anger at North Korea's repeated nuclear and missile tests, China remains the isolated state's most important economic and diplomatic backer, even as Beijing has signed up for tough United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang. Lire la suite »

Released Chibok girls, a promise fulfilled by President Buhari: Niger CAN


The young women were joining those released earlier in government care in Abuja, where they were undergoing medical screening that will take a couple of weeks, Alhassan said. Secretary of the National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ben Ndi-Obi, has debunked insinuations in some quarters alleging that the story of the schoolgirls abducted in Chibok three years ago by Boko Haram terrorists was a hoax. Lire la suite »

Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases


Chibok schoolgirls, recently freed from Nigeria extremist captivity, are photographed in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday May 8, 2017. Boko Haram militants who used kidnappings, bombings and the torching of whole villages during an 8-year insurgency in northern Nigeria, this week released 82 of almost 300 schoolgirls taken in a brazen late-night raid at a government secondary school in April 2014. Lire la suite »

Apple reports drop in iPhone sales but revenue still on the up

Apple chief executive officer (CEO) Tim Cook had on Tuesday reiterated that his company looked at India as a huge opportunity and that is why it was putting "so much energy" there. "That's another whole topic", Cook said, lightly commenting on current U.S. tax policy that Apple claims prevents it from repatriating a majority of its overseas cash. Lire la suite »

I was going to fire that 'showboat' no matter what

Team Trump said on Tuesday that the memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein forced the president's hand, only to acknowledge on Wednesday that Trump told Rosenstein to write the memo. "He lost the confidence of the rank and file members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, both members of House and Senate from both parties, and frankly, the American people had lost confidence in his ability to do the job". Lire la suite »

Tornadoes and floods kill at least 14 people in US

Gov. Greg Abbott visited Canton on Sunday. Debris lies on the ground Sunday April 30, 2017 , in Canton , Texas . Hundreds of people fled their homes, a levee was breached in a rural area northwest of St. The storm later dissipated north of County Road 4118 after lifting a barn room and dropping it back onto the building. "I really, for just a split second, I thought it's gonna snap my neck", York said. Lire la suite »

Les rebelles syriens reprennent les négociations de paix à Astana


Sur le terrain syrien, les violences se poursuivent et ont frappé mercredi Azaz, ville rebelle du nord du pays, où l'explosion d'une voiture piégée a tué au moins cinq personnes. Selon un haut responsable de l'état-major russe, 2,67 millions de civils et 41.500 rebelles sont concernés par l'accord. Il est censé établir, "d'ici le 4 juin les cartes précises de ces " zones de désescalade " ainsi que des " zones de sécurité " attenantes". Lire la suite »

Border tension reduces as Pak-Afghan call ceasefire


Afghan officials called the high death toll "baseless" but said that several days of cross-border skirmishes had left two Afghan troops dead. "At least 50 Afghan soldiers were killed and more than 100 injured after Pakistan retaliated to Afghan forces' assault on Friday when our census team came under attack near zero-line", the Frontier Corps (FC) Inspector General Major General Nadeem Anjum told newsmen in Chaman on Sunday. Lire la suite »