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Tillerson plan to skip North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting baffles former officials

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When Tillerson told Clair about the job offer, she replied saying " I told you God's not through with you ". January 20th, 2017. Donald Trump is sworn in as 45th President of America. And Tillerson says that's a good thing. His administration also has resisted Russia's calls to join forces against the Islamic State group in Syria, where the former Cold War foes have long backed opposing sides in a civil war. Read More »

Mosul air strikes kill dozens of civilians, say Iraqi officials

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It comes after the US-led coalition targeting the Islamic State ( ISIS ) is being blamed for an air strike on a school where families had sought shelter near the northern Syrian town of Raqqa, Common Dreams said on March 21. Civil defense officials and residents have said many people lay buried in collapsed buildings after air strikes against Islamic State insurgents triggered a big explosion. Read More »

British cop's last moments before terror attack

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Lizzie Owens served in the same unit as Mr. Palmer, the officer who was stabbed to death inside the gates of the British parliament on Wednesday. Aysha Frade's death was first confirmed by the mayor of Betanzos in Spain, Ramon Garcia Vasquez, where the teacher's relatives live. Read More »

SC seeks reply from EC over allegations of EVM tampering

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He has contended that despite a 2013 judgment of the Supreme Court to implement paper trail in EVMs, the Election Commission has not done the same. It, however, refused to grant the petitioner's request to issue a notice to the CBI on the same issue. Read More »

Airline Trolls Electronics Ban With Hilarious List Of Things To Do

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The ban, which does not apply to USA carriers, has any industry experts saying that it is a form of trade protectionism to make the American legacy airlines more convenient. He pointed to Abu Dhabi's modern airport that not only has advanced equipment for detecting explosives but where USA authorities have set up immigration and customs checks for travellers even before they board their flights. Read More »

Did Paul Ryan Say He Wants to Destroy Health Care?

Trump quickly pinned the blame on the Democrats, stating that they will now "own ObamaCare ". They own it 100 percent. Throughout his presidential campaign and since taking office, Trump had repeatedly vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare, the signature domestic achievement of his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama. Read More »

When the dais on which Lalu Prasad was present collapsed

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But the reports showed that there were no fractures and no major injuries, sources said. Prasad, 68, was rushed to Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), where he underwent X-rays and tests and was attended by doctors. Two years ago, during an election rally in Motihari, Lalu was hurt after a ceiling fan fell onto the stage where he was sitting. Yadav had suffered minor injuries in his hand. Read More »

Explosions at Jabalpur ordnance factory, no confirmation on casualties yet

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According to local police sources in Jabalpur, the series of blasts started at around 6 pm when the ammunition like 125 mm anti-tank ammunition and 84 mm ammunition were being shifted as part of pre-dispatch exercise. Access to the factory has been restricted. Established in 1942, Khamaria Ordnance Factory is a premier ammunition manufacturing organisation under the Ministry of Defence. Read More »

Arun Jaitley defamation case: Arvind Kejriwal put on trial

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The Aam Aadmi Party leaders had accused the BJP leader of financial irregularities during his tenure as the president of the DDCA in 2000-12. Apart from Kejriwal, notices have been framed against AAP leaders Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai. Read More »

Iraqi Forces Take Control over Daesh HQ in Mosul

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The houses have been occupied by civilians attempting to stay clear of violent confrontations between ISIS and coalition groups consisting of both worldwide and national combatants fighting on behalf of Iraqis. About 600,000 people remain in the areas of west Mosul held by the Islamic State group, including 400,000 who are "trapped" in the Old City under siege-like conditions, the United Nations said Thursday. Read More »

Tax Overhaul Becomes GOP's Priority as Health-Care Bill Stalls

As a result, in an effort to avoid the humiliation of a defeat, Ryan announced that he was withdrawing the move to have a vote on Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Trump predicted Democrats would come running to him because they know Obamacare is failing. They own it 100 percent. "They can't govern", he said. Read More »

Battle for Mosul: Residents flee ahead of air strikes

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In tweets published on his official account, speaker Salim al-Jabouri said Saturday "we realize the huge responsibility the liberating forces shoulder" and call on them to "spare no effort to save the civilians". Meanwhile, life in the Old City is becoming impossible with a lack of food, clean water or fuel, Mr. Geddo said. The UN estimates that 400,000 Iraqi civilians are trapped in the Old City of Mosul. Read More »

Taliban overtakes Sangin district in Helmand province, Afghanistan

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Of the 456 British lives lost in Afghanistan since 2001 , a lot of them - more than 100 - were killed in Sangin over a period of four years. By the end of the battalion's full seven-month deployment in Sangin , 29 members had died. "This is also created to divert attention from [their] responsibility for numerous mistakes made in over 16 years of foreign military presence in Afghanistan". Read More »

United States command: Mosul airstrikes were at the request of Iraq

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is also commander-in-chief of the armed forces, announced the start of an offensive on February 19 to drive extremist militants out of the western side of Mosul. and using them as human shields", Hammadi told AFP, using an Arabic acronym for IS. Earlier this month, the Trump administration said it was moving ahead with plans to make it easier for the military and Central Intelligence Agency to target enemy forces with drones, even if it means more ... Read More »

Democrats Introduced a Bill Called the 'MAR-A-LAGO Act'

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Democratic senators sponsoring the bill include Sheldon Whitehouse , Tom Udall , Tom Carper , and Jack Reed , and Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) introduced it the bill in the House, according to RawStory . Although his Mar-a-Lago resort is a 15-hour drive from the White House, the 126-room estate has been described as an outpost of American government and the President has taken to referring to the complex as his "Winter White House". Read More »

As Trump stumbles on health care, GOP must redeem itself

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Ryan made this case to fellow House Republicans in his failed effort to gain support for the health plan. Many people on and off Capitol Hill believe they can't so easily give up on that promise. Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) refused to point fingers, saying the members must do some serious soul searching regarding the direction the House Republican Conference wants to take . Read More »

About half of French voters still undecided as election race nears

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As the election approaches, the contest to win France's top political position remains uncertain amid a series of surprises, starting with the outgoing Socialist President Francois Hollande's decision not to seek a second term. Fillon lags in third and would be eliminated after the first vote. Le Drian and Macron served in the same Socialist government under unpopular President Francois Hollande, who is not running for re-election. Read More »

Small plane crashes into home in Cobb County, Georgia

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A large black plume of smoke could be seen for miles the area of the crash. The aircraft went down about just three miles east of Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field in the state of Georgia in the U.S., according to the American Federal Aviation Administration. Read More »

Donald Trump: Tax reform next after healthcare failure

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The Kiplinger Letter forecast from earlier this month remains unchanged: Don't be surprised if his top three priorities for 2017 - ditching Obamacare, passing comprehensive tax reform and putting in place a $1-trillion infrastructure bill - get pushed back until 2018, maybe longer. Read More »

EU Summit: Rome on security alert after London attack

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Sixty years ago six European nations signed the Treaty of Rome. He also said that the ruling Law and Justice party's stance on Europe doesn't reflect the will of the nation, which is overwhelmingly pro-EU. The Prime Minister has now set out the Government's plan to achieve a new positive and constructive partnership between the United Kingdom and the European Union. Read More »

Battle To Retake Mosul Continues After Months Of Fighting

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As usual, the US-led coalition wouldn't admit to causing any civilians casualties. There has been no official announcement by the US that restrictions created to prevent civilian casualties have been lifted, Alice reports . But they still hold an estimated 40 percent of western Mosul and the campaign to recapture it could yet take weeks. That would be an very bad lot of human shields, of course, and there wouldn't be much point of stashing them inside buildings where the USA forces ... Read More »

Irish Consulate representative takes charge of Danielle McLaughlin's body

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Now the chief inspector running the investigation has told Independent.ie that "good staff, intelligence and CCTV" helped them crack the crime in less than 24 hours. Danielle's body was discovered in Palolem, a popular beach resort in Canacona city, by a farmer on Tuesday morning. He said when he got out of the sea she had left the area, as had the group she was with. Read More »