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Assad forces have more chemical weapons

After the meeting, USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson stated the USA strikes were a matter of national security: "We do not want the regime's uncontrolled stockpile of chemical weapons to fall into the hands of ISIS, or other terrorist groups and want to attack the United States and our allies". Read More »

France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

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Israeli defence officials also alleged that the chemical attack was ordered by Syrian military commanders and Assad was aware of the move. Some local media reports quoted the briefing officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with Israeli military procedure, as putting the amount at up to 3 tonnes. Read More »

Oil prices buoyed by U.S. crude stock dip

However, still-large inventories and higher output from some producers such as the United States - which is not participating in the supply accord - have limited the rally. Gasoline stocks also posted a counter-seasonal build of 1.4 MMbbl. Gan shrugged off the possibility of OPEC members defaulting on their pledges, saying "they know how fragile the oil market" is and any signs of cheating will wreck their previous sacrifices. Read More »

WH: Georgia's Special Election 'A Big Loss' for Democrats

Democrats targeted the district because of these social characteristics, appealing to affluent suburban voters while ignoring working-class whites, who either stayed home or voted for Trump. Mr Ossoff attracted massive funding of US$8.3 million (S$11.6 million) and a series of celebrity endorsements. "All of this, and we're still in Trump's supposed "honeymoon" period". Read More »

Nation by nation, how Trump has shaken up Koreas, neighbors

The Quinnipiac University survey, conducted between April 12 and 18 among 1,062 people, found that 53 percent of respondents thought Ivanka's role was inappropriate, compared to 36 percent who felt comfortable with it, the Hill reported. But the Trump family's situation is unprecedented due to their vast business holdings. He is heading up the Office of American Innovation, a new White House office aimed at reforming the federal government through private-sector solutions. Read More »

Protests Against Religious Ownership Of Maternity Hospital

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Sr Agnes of the Sisters of Charity, he said, appeared to be speaking on behalf of the hospital in an article in The Irish Times today, even though no agreement has been reached with the governors of the new hospital. Mr Harris said it was "not acceptable" that some orders had yet to pay all they owed to the redress scheme. "The new company will have clinical and operational independence in the provision of maternity, gynaecology and neonatal services, without religious, ethnic or other ... Read More »

No reason to believe gays abused in Chechnya

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Human rights defenders have said at least 100 men have been arrested in Chechnya , with many being rounded up and kept in concentration camps . Former Vice President Joe Biden has urged the Trump administration to put a stop to the detentions in Chechnya , saying he is " disgusted and appalled " by the reports. Read More »

French Police Use Teargas Against Anti-Fascists at Le Pen Rally

But the gap between them and conservative Francois Fillon and far-leftist Jean Melenchon has been narrowing. While Le Pen is close on the hills of Macron, winning 23 percent of the vote versus 24 percent for Macron in Sunday vote, according to the latest L'Express poll, a large-scale campaign has been waged by pro-EU politicians within and outside France to discourage voters from opting for the National Front candidate. Read More »

Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

He levelled the charge as the Trump administration launches a review of its policy towards Tehran. In their first meeting, the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke "at length" about terrorism, Russia , the Iran nuclear deal and Ukraine, the European Union said in a statement. Read More »

Lawmakers back Theresa May's call for early general election

Corbyn told MPs the Tories had "broken promises" on the NHS and the deficit and "starved" schools of money while cutting tax for the rich. The premier has already backed out from televised debates. "Now is the time for a general election because it will strengthen our hand in negotiations on Brexit", she said. "What serves her own good does not contribute to the well-being of the country", Kornelius adds. Read More »

O'Reilly is out at Fox but influence endures; career too?

O'Reilly - who has denied the claims - has been off the air since last week , when he announced he would be taking a vacation. Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has called on her Twitter followers to pressure Congress into passing the Fairness in Arbitration Act, which seeks to ensure that all Americans can hold large corporations accountable for wrongdoing in court. Read More »

Arkansas execution plan again thrown into doubt

The stay for Johnson stemmed from a bid to have an evidentiary hearing related to his request for DNA testing to prove his innocence. State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, a Republican, said through her spokesman Judd Deere that she would appeal the restraining order to the state Supreme Court. Read More »

United Kingdom lawmakers back May's call for June election

May says politicians should "put our fate in the hands of the people and then let the people decide". Britain will go to the polls again in June after the House of Commons today voted overwhelmingly in favour of an early election. According to opinion polls, May is on course to win a crushing majority that would strengthen her position politically as she goes into hard negotiations with Brussels about Britain's withdrawal from the EU. Read More »

Trump Signs "Buy American" Order

The president on Tuesday signed a "Buy American, Hire American" executive order that is meant to protect American workers by enforcing immigration laws and cutting out unfair trade practices, which Hannity touted on his show. "If the president says he's going to emphasize jobs. this is like music to the ears of manufacturers across the country", Pinchuk said. He campaigned previous year on promises to overhaul US trade and regulatory policy, but his executive orders on those issues ... Read More »

MPs Overwhelmingly Vote For Snap General Election 2017 On June 8

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The last series of debates in 2015 took months of fraught negotiations between political parties and broadcasters toagree a timetable. The Scottish National party's leader in the Commons, Angus Robertson, also challenged May over the debates, asking: "If the prime minister is so confident of her hard-Brexit, pro-austerity, anti-immigration case, why won't she debate opposition leaders?" Certainly, the Conservatives' election prospects look promising. Read More »

Trump orders visa and government purchase reforms

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Chamber of Commerce, also argued that "it would be a mistake to close the door on high-skilled workers from around the world who can contribute to American businesses' growth and expansion and make the USA more competitive around the world". Read More »

WH defends portrayal of 'armada' push toward Korean peninsula

USA officials insist it's now on its way to the Sea of Japan, known in South Korea as the East Sea. After confirming to the AFP wire service that the USS Carl Vinson was located in waters northwest of Australia on April. Defense News , a trade publication, noted the discrepancy in the US officials' statements and the US Navy post on the ships passing Sunda Strait. Meanwhile, the USA and South Korean military are now engaged in joint training exercise at the Kunsan Air Base on the west ... Read More »

India and Nepal To Deepen Bilateral Relationship

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In a positive development of the bilateral relationship between India and Nepal, the cooperation in security, trade, investments, and energy will be increased as Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari is now on a visit to India. "The Indian President, Prime Minister and distinguished personalities were present on the occasion", he said. He said, the visit of Nepal's President has provided an opportunity to reaffirm special relationship between the two countries and to identify ways and means ... Read More »

Easter Message: Renew covenant with God- Gbenga Daniel

Something new is happening. Today Orthodox and Catholic Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Christ. "Jesus transformed situations of despair to situations of joy and he transforms darkness to light", he said. "With Easter you have sons and daughters come back from university and because it's the weekend you have visitors around", she said. "It reminds us that we must hold on to our values, our families and the love for our country as we chart our way forward to a better tomorrow just as ... Read More »

AP investigation centres around allegations of sexual abuse involving UN Peacekeepers

The UN mission in Haiti has been gripped by various controversies over the past years, including accusations by locals that it introduced cholera in 2010, which has led to at least 9,500 deaths in the country. "The U.N. promised to help eradicate the disease in the country and assist families who lost their loved ones". The trust fund, however, is severely underfunded, with only $2.6 million of the $400 million requested having been received. Read More »

Pence, Mattis fire verbal volleys at North Korea

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US Vice-President Mike Pence, who has been visiting the region, warned the North not to test Washington and said the US "era of strategic patience" with Pyongyang was over. North Korea will continue to test missiles frequently, despite escalating tensions with the U.S., according to the secretive communist state's Foreign Ministry. Read More »

United Kingdom parliament votes in favour of early election

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "We welcome the general election but this is a Prime Minister who promised there wouldn't be one, a Prime Minister who can not be trusted". May apparently calculated that the risks of an early vote were small compared with the possible payoff from a strengthened Conservative hold over Parliament. Read More »

'We are not a junk country with a junk president!'

Protesters gather in the tiny seaside town of St. Francis Bay to demand the resignation of South African President Jacob Zuma , April 7, 2017 . Thousands marched in major South African cities today to protest against his administration, demanding he leave after a cabinet reshuffle triggered the latest crisis of his presidency. Read More »