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Trump says 'mission accomplished' in Syria airstrikes

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In the aftermath of air strikes launched on Syrian soil by United States President Donald Trump , French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has claimed that a "large part" of the Damascus government's arsenal "has been destroyed". Fox News reported that US military strikes would "go forward in Syria" and said the decision was made by Trump on the evening of April 13. "It is not about regime change ", she said. Read More »

Colorado senators weigh in on Syria air strikes

That meant airstrikes, possibly in tandem with France and other allies that have expressed outrage at the alleged Syrian chemical attack , could be launched within hours of a presidential decision. In a statement the ministry said that of 103 cruise missiles fired in the USA -led airstrike, 71 were shot down by Syria's Soviet-made air-defense systems. Read More »

Farewell Winnie Madikizela Mandela

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The younger Madikizela-Mandela grew up in what's now Japanese Cape province and got here to Johannesburg as town's first black feminine social employee. "We are celebrating the fruits of Mama Winnie's work today in South Africa ". The pain you inflicted on her lives on in us. Dlamini-Mandela accused the media of being complicit in a long "smear campaign" against her mother. Read More »

Tim Ryan blasts Trump talk of rejoining Asian trade pact

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And the US still has plenty of economic pull to lure the TPP nations back to the table. "TPP would address so many issues, such as environmental, worker rights, public procurement, trade unions", Hauskrecht says. "We're here to advocate for the industry - that's No. 1 - but we also are here to sift through some of the rhetoric and line that up with the reality", Priest said. Read More »

Most rockets in Western attacks on Syria were intercepted - Russian Federation

Assad's allies, including Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah group, also condemned the strikes. Dunford said there was some "activity" by Syrian surface-to-air missiles, but there were no reports of USA or allied casualties. The French President Emmanuel Macron said the strikes had been limited to Syria's chemical weapons facilities despite reports from pro-Assad commanders of attacks on other targets in the country. Read More »

Russian embassy says concerned by United Kingdom decision to "take action" on Syria

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A British government statement said the two agreed the attack in Syria was "utterly reprehensible" and that the global community must respond "to uphold the worldwide prohibition on the use of chemical weapons". Russian U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said Washington's decision to put forward its resolution could be a prelude to a Western strike on Syria . Read More »

Western strikes hit bases, chemical research centres around Damascus: monitor

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US President Donald Trump had earlier warned regime-backer Russian Federation that "missiles will be coming" to Syria over the alleged attack in Douma that rescuers said killed 40 people. Trump said in a morning tweet. Macron said: "We can not tolerate the employment of chemical weapons". The MoD says the military action was "proportionate" and "specifically aimed at degrading the Assad regime's ability to use chemical weapons and deterring further such appalling acts". Read More »

Initial US assessment suggests nerve agent used in Syria attack

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Russia's response may have been inspired by President Donald Trump's Sunday morning tweets suggesting that Russian Federation, along with Iran, had backed the "animal Assad". The reports, which started circulating late Saturday, could not be independently verified, and the government denied allegations it had used chemical weapon in its assault on the town. Read More »

Oklahoma Teachers Frustrated After Union Ends Walkout

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The outcome of the struggle in Oklahoma was being watched carefully in Kentucky , where some school districts will be closed on Friday as teachers demonstrate in favor of education funding, as well as in Arizona, where a teacher movement calling itself #RedforEd is demanding raises and more money for schools. Read More »

KIYC: Finding what information Facebook knows about you

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It's the picture of one big happy family, that's far from happy. Have you tried turning it off and turning it on again? Speaking to the gravity of the situation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg traveled down to Capitol Hill this week where he fielded pointed questions from lawmakers about data privacy and a range of other issues. Read More »

US, allies strike Syria over suspected chemical attack

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In a combined operation, the US, Britain and France today launched military strikes against Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime , President Donald Trump announced, as he alleged the war-torn nation of using chemical weapons against its own people. Read More »

Thursday Evening: Transition day tomorrow; Severe weather possible Saturday morning

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Storms will mainly have the potential for strong gusty straight-line winds. Expect partly cloudy skies through the day on Friday . Saturday: The strong cold front that we've discussed through the week will be marching closer to us, though it will remain far enough west that rain coverage isn't expected to increase until later in the evening or overnight. Read More »

Xi's pledge to open market unrelated to trade spat: Beijing

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Trump's administration previous year labeled both China and Russian Federation "rival powers". The company also exports certain models from Germany to China. "China's response is a surprise for some people", Julian Evans-Pritchard, senior China economist at Capital Economics, said. "You might be less likely to raise wages". Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg: Regulation of social media companies is 'inevitable'

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Behind the regular Facebook profile you've built for yourself, the company has another one essentially built from the inboxes and smartphones of other Facebook users who have shared their contacts. Zuckerberg said it would take "many months" to complete an audit of other apps that might also have improperly gathered or shared users' data. "That goes for fake news, for interference in elections and we didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake and it ... Read More »

Deacon gets permanent nod for superintendent of schools

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In the middle of a debate this month about who will be Baltimore County's next school superintendent, county school board member Ann Miller revealed something about Interim Superintendent Verletta White that hadn't been made public before. Somora said he wanted the list of people who signed up to speak during public comment at the board meeting and he was instructed to file a Right-to-Know request. Read More »

Warm temperatures at last, but more rain could follow this weekend

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During this time frame, another 4 to 8 inches of snow could accumulate. Today: A slight chance of snow showers early, then clearing. Highs will be around 50. " SNOWFALL I don't look for a lot of snow, but we could wake up Monday morning to a dusting to 1" of snow on grassy areas early Monday. Morning lows stay mild in the low-50s to start Friday . Read More »

Trump Sought to Fire Mueller in December

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On Wednesday night The Washington Post reported that Bannon has been quietly pitching White House aides on a plan to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Ty Cobb, the lawyer who is overseeing the White House's response to the Russian Federation investigations. Read More »

First victim of Humboldt Broncos crash to be buried on Thursday

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She had been on a breathing apparatus and was in an induced coma. Hockey players, coaches, referees and members of communities across the entire province of Newfoundland and Labrador stood in solidarity with the members of the Humboldt Saskatchewan Broncos hockey team last night. Read More »

Five Red Sox takes: Rick Porcello is rolling

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Painting corners and featuring an excellent slider that he threw more than 30 times, the right-hander won his third straight start to open the season. "I don't think it was intentional", Holt said. The 32,400 crowd at Fenway Park also had their say on the "genuine slugfest" as they broke out into their favourite chant of " Yankees Suck!" The right-handed Gray struck out 153 hitters across 162 innings a year ago (27 starts) but finished the season 10-12 overall with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.21 ... Read More »

Storm chances return for Friday, with snow possible this weekend

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Fog could become dense at times, especially in northwest Montana where fog may not burn off until the early afternoon. Monday: Sunny, more wind & warm... The air mass will have a little more moisture on Friday and lower the fire danger. Dixon was unwilling to say there wouldn't be additional freezing temperatures in the future just because the air mass behind the front could be colder than anticipated. Read More »

Mike Pompeo: Secretary of state nominee denies he is a war hawk

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When asked by Sen. "I'm in no position to make a comment on that legal question", he answered. It appears at least one Democrat will be needed to get Pompeo successfully through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee , which holds the hearing Thursday and is expected to vote on Pompeo in the coming weeks. Read More »

Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with solemn ceremony

A ceremony to mark Yom HaShoah ( Holocaust Remembrance Day ) and award the Righteous Among the Nations with diplomas and medals took place in Minsk on 12 April, BelTA informs. Abe survived the entire war as a Jewish prisoner, enduring two Nazi ghettos, eight concentration camps, and a 45-day Death March from Auschwitz . Mr Netanyahu called on world governments to stand up to "evil and aggression" days after Israeli missiles struck a Syrian airbase in retaliation for its chemical attack on ... Read More »

Police look at 2 suspects in theft from senior community

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An 18-year-old carrying a handgun was also arrested. Police responded to a call that there were shooters in a gold Honda Accord firing at a blue Dodge Challenger, police said. Several patrol cars joined the chase, which reached "dangerously high speeds" as Crump drove through parking lots and against traffic in an effort to evade them, WMBF reported . Read More »