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U.S. sanctions Syrian government after 'chemical attack'

The sanctions, imposed by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, freeze all money the employees may have in US financial institutions and discourage other worldwide banks from dealing with them. Under President Barack Obama, the United States sanctioned people and companies for supporting the SSRC in July 2016. As the wrangling goes on over the suspected chemical attack, Damascus has continued to carry out deadly strikes against the rebel-held region. Read More »

Final countdown to Trump's first 100 days


The blueprints for the impending U.S. fiscal reform can be found in other nations' experience, and whilst the Congress GOP would favour the European-style austerity measures in order to achieve budget revenue neutrality, the White House is looking at Australia's recent experience in increased infrastructure investment. Read More »

Judge blocks Trump's move to cut funding for 'sanctuary cities'

U.S. District Judge William Orrick, in San Francisco , issued the temporary ruling in a lawsuit against the executive order targeting so-called "sanctuary cities". City Attorney Dennis Herrera makes his way to a podium to talk about a federal judge's order blocking any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold money from "sanctuary cities" during a news conference at City Hall Tuesd. Read More »

Trump administration to review dozens of US national monuments

Zinke said the order, which Trump will sign during a visit to his department, will cover several dozen monuments across the country designated since 1996 that total 100,000 acres or more, from the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah to the Bears Ears in southeastern Utah. Read More »

First double execution in US


Williams was on death row for the 1994 kidnapping, rape and strangling death of 22-year-old Stacy Errickson, a mother of two. Two death-row inmates in Arkansas were executed by lethal injection Monday night about three hours apart in the state's first double execution since 2000. Read More »

Ex-South Korean President formally charged in corruption scandal


The coercion charge against Park stems from $US68 million that she and her longtime confidante, Choi, were accused of extorting from big businesses in the form of "donations" to two foundations that Choi controlled. Park Geun Hye, South Korea's president, attends a closing session at the Nuclear Security Summit April 1, 2016 in Washington, D.C. After a spate of terrorist attacks from Europe to Africa, Obama is rallying worldwide support during the summit for an effort to keep Islamic State and ... Read More »

Federal judge blocks Trump's order to pull funding from "sanctuary" cities


In the meantime, we will pursue all legal remedies to the sanctuary city threat that imperils our citizens, and continue our efforts to ramp up enforcement to remove the criminal and gang element from our country. "This is why we have courts - to halt the overreach of a president and attorney general who either don't understand the Constitution or choose to ignore it", Herrera said, adding that about $2 billion in funds were at stake in San Francisco alone. Read More »

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos dealt one-match ban for Lionel Messi challenge


Barca lead at the top of the table thanks to their better head-to-head record, but Real Madrid still have the advantage as they have a game in hand. Messi scored twice against Real Madrid and celebrated his victor by taking off his shirt and pointing at his name to the Bernabeu crowd. "We thought we could score a third goal", he said. Read More »

US THAAD missile defence equipment enters South Korea site


But the USA and South Korean militaries have been reluctant to publicly discuss the progress of the deployment as candidates in a May 9 presidential election debated whether the move should go ahead or be delayed until after the vote. Security Council to impose new sanctions.U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said he and fellow Republican John McCain had dinner with Trump on Monday and discussed North Korea. Read More »

North Korea Conducts Massive Artillery Drills for 85th Anniversary of Military


South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it is closely watching North Korean military action in the Wonsan city area, where it said the drills were being held. North Korea is reportedly engaged in a large-scale live-fire artillery exercise, in what is apparently meant to signal to a hostile United States that Pyongyang is combat-ready. Read More »

Trump to sign executive orders on environment, energy


Congressional and White House negotiators made progress Tuesday on a must-pass spending bill to keep the federal government open days ahead of a deadline as President Donald Trump indicated that US funding for a border wall with Mexico could wait until September. Read More »

Final French results show Macron on 24.01%, Le Pen 21.30%


It is about different visions of the identity of France itself. 'Tonight, I am no longer the president of the National Front. "I will be above partisan considerations", she added. Hollande said the far-right would "deeply divide France" at a time when the terror threat requires solidarity. Communist-backed Jean-Luc Melenchon finished a close fourth at 19.6%. Read More »

Boston Marathon 2017: How Did Runners From Severna Park Do?


So she took charge, and entered under the genderless name K V Switzer. Jock Semple, a director of the Boston Marathon at the time, was photographed attempting to rip Switzer's bib number and throw her out of the race. The record was 1:18:25 by Joshua Cassidy of Canada. Kenyan athletes are proving a hard nut to crack in marathon races, this is after they clinched the 2017 Boston Marathon. Read More »

With Few Details, Trump Teases New Tax Plan


Mnuchin said Friday that his agency has held more than 16 meetings about financial regulations, and participants said Trump administration officials were particularly interested in ways to ease mortgage and small business lending. Trump's 100th day in office is Saturday. The new measures would build on a number of energy- and environment-related executive orders signed by Trump that seek to gut most of the climate change regulations put in place by predecessor President Barack Obama. Read More »

Trump vows to back United States dairy farmers in Canada trade spat

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said Wednesday that he would stand by Mr. Trump in working to change Canada's policies. The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to decide by Tuesday whether to impose duties on Canadian softwood, which American producers say is overly subsidized and unfairly floods their market. Read More »

Trump's Tax Duo to Brief Senior US Congress Leaders on Plan


John ThuneJohn ThuneGOP chairman not expecting infrastructure money in Trump's tax plan Disconnect: Trump, GOP not on same page Seven major players in Trump's trillion infrastructure push MORE (R-S.D.), chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, told reporters Tuesday. Read More »

Tribune : 160 élus "hollandais" appellent à voter Macron au second tour

Largement distancée, Marine Le Pen se classe quatrième, derrière Jean-Luc Mélenchon. L'attitude du candidat d'En Marche! , qui consacre son début de semaine à des consultations en vue d'une future majorité au risque de donner l'impression d'"enjamber" le second tour, a été critiquée par le patron du PS, Jean-Christophe Cambadélis. Read More »

'Mother of all marches' turns deadly in Venezuela, as Maduro arms militia

Deputies of the Venezuelan coalition of opposition parties (MUD), clash with Venezuelan National Guards during a protest outside the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) in Caracas, Venezuela, March 30, 2017. Maduro, however, has said the U.S. government has simply given the green light for a coup in Venezuela. Maduro's forces have previously barred protesters from the government stronghold with rubber pellets and armored vehicles. Read More »

Google Pixel 2 phones to run Snapdragon 835 chipset


However, a new leak suggests Google is planning to launch not two but three new Pixel smartphones, all running on the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. The attractive curves on the Galaxy S8+ are incomparable and given that the phone has just about the same size as the Google Pixel XL yet it packs a screen size that is 0.7 inches bigger makes it even better . Read More »

Trump's Tax Plan May Include Democrat-Friendly Spending


The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center had estimated that 70 percent of Trump's childcare plan would flow to families earning more than $100,000 a year. But with Republicans controlling Congress and the White House, there is no appetite at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue to tackle the long-term drivers of debt - Social Security and Medicare. Read More »

Republicans remove Mexico border wall from budget negotiation


The president's fellow Republicans control both chambers of Congress, but the current spending bill, which has to be passed by Friday night, will need 60 votes to clear the 100-member Senate, where Republicans hold 52 seats. "It's important to prevent human trafficking, gangs like MS-13 from coming into the country, the flow of illegal drugs, illegal immigration", Spicer continued. Read More »