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U.S. 'disappointed' by Russia's support for Syria's Assad

The latest attacks follow a strike early Friday by the United States on a Syrian airbase. The forces also pledged more support to the Syrian government and its army in the wake of the US missiles attack. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation called it one of the largest deployments from Russian Federation in decades. Retired US Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, a CNN military analyst, said the frigate appeared to be a show of force by Russian Federation, which since late 2015 has been conducting ... Read More »

Parties Warned As North Talks Pause For Easter


The Secretary of State James Brokenshire previously indicated negotiations will not be permitted to continue past Easter. "There is still a lack of agreement on a small but significant number of issues". He said the restoration of power-sharing is essential "at this critical and challenging time for Northern Ireland as we approach negotiations on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union". Read More »

United States defense secretary expected in Israel next week


The trip comes nearly two weeks after the Donald Trump administration took the first United States military action against the Assad regime in Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons. He will also visit the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem. In Saudi Arabia particularly, Mattis "will continue to build on the outstanding rapport that he has with leading national security officials in the Kingdom". Read More »

Nashville Rescue Mission Feeds Thousands For Easter


Superior St., and is made possible by donated food items from area individuals and groups, cash donations and the help of almost 150 volunteers. "People are just so grateful to have the opportunity to share in community, and to have a warm traditional and nutritional holiday meal". Read More »

Overbooking of United Airlines flight was mishandled

Three officers from the Chicago Aviation Department have been placed on leave since the incident, and a review is ongoing. Demetrio said the city of Chicago bears responsibility for the incident as well. Demetrio said the family accepts "with gratitude" the airline's "staged" apology. The CEO of United has tried to go on the offensive and apologize to the passenger and pledge an investigation and commit that it will never happen again. Read More »

PM praises China for commitment towards CPEC


Calling on United Nations (UN), the premier has said that the world body should play a more proactive role to alleviate poverty and empower people. He said Pakistan and China enjoy special and strategic partnership. The prime minister said that the book captured rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and giving details how the Chinese experience of governance was unique and also had universal applications too. Read More »

Pence: Steve Bannon's Removal From NSC Position Isn't A Demotion

Bannon's addition to the NSC sparked criticism that it was inappropriate for the political adviser to play a role in national security matters. However, CNN's senior White House correspondent tweeted late Wednesday saying Bannon was, in fact, in the Situation Room despite being removed from the NSC. Read More »

Pepsi Cans Kendall Jenner Protest Ad


The ad shows Kendall Jenner , a member of the " Keeping Up With the Kardashians " reality TV family, stepping away from a modeling shoot to join a crowd of young protesters. The company confirmed they would be "halting further rollout" of the advert. In its statement Wednesday, PepsiCo apologised to Jenner for putting her "in this position". Read More »

United States and Russian Federation struggle to overcome rifts in Moscow

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says relations between Moscow and Washington are "at a low point" and marked by serious distrust. Tillerson's Moscow talks hinge on new U.S. He says both countries have agreed that their lines of communications must stay open. Lavrov is also subtly mocking Tillerson for the fact that top U.S. Read More »

Russia's Lavrov and US' Tillerson spoke by phone about situation in Syria


Videos from inside the Shayrat air base - used to launch warplanes to strike opposition-held areas throughout Syria - showed fighter jets and hangars destroyed and runways pocked with holes after Friday's strike. Russian Federation had warned on Friday that the U.S. cruise missile strikes on the Syrian air base could have "extremely serious" consequences, following United States president Donald Trump's first major foray into a foreign conflict. Read More »

United Nations condemns Hamas executions of three 'collaborators'


Since then, the Hamas-run authorities have carried out 22 executions, most recently in May 2016, and courts in Gaza have sentenced 106 people to death since then, according to the Palestinian centre for human rights. "The shipment was seized and an investigation has been opened to locate those involved", the Defense Ministry said in a statement. Hamas officials have blamed Israel for coordinating the assassination and have vowed to exact revenge. Read More »

Syria chemical attack allegation 'credible': OPCW

He added: "We don't know whether those dead children were killed in Khan Sheikhoun. Were they dead at all?" In the lead up to the government takeover of the rebel-held half of Aleppo last past year, Human Rights Watch reported on the government's "systematic" use of chlorine gas , marking at least eight incidents in which military helicopters dropped the chemical into residential areas. Read More »

Suspect In Stockholm Truck Attack Admits To 'Terrorist Crime'

According to the Swedish Police Authority, Rakhmat Akilov was responsible for the deadly terror attack over the weekend in Stockholm . An executive at Spotify was among those killed in Friday's attack in Sweden , according to a post from the company's CEO Daniel Ek. Read More »

Jared and Ivanka billionaires

Given Ivanka Trump's recent decision to become an official White House employee, her financial disclosures and ethics agreements are expected to be filed later. It should come as no surprise at this point in the Trump presidency that Jared and Ivanka will not completely divest from financial assets that could appear to be conflicts of interest. Read More »

Director Comey: The FBI Doesn't Take Sides


There are no bombshells to be had in the account itself, which follows 27 others, mostly reporters. Nobody's getting in, ' he said before saying he made an exception for his daughter's long-term boyfriend because 'they're serious enough'. "We confuse people. And the reason we confuse people is most people see the world differently than we do-especially in a hyper-partisan environment", he added . Read More »

US Has a 'Nuke-Sniffer' Ready to Go Near North Korea

On Sunday, US National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Herbert McMaster said that President Donald Trump had ordered preparation of all possible options in order to protect the United States and its partners from the threat emanating from North Korea. Read More »

Good Friday Gives Way to Hope

Mary Magdelene went by to check on his body. We journey with Jesus from the Last Supper to the Cross. Plan an Easter egg hunt for the neighborhood kids, set up an inflatable or two, grill hot dogs, have music playing, play games, etc. Apart from "sufferings", we get another word, "love" and it is seen through Christ's whole life. We experience conflict, depression and grief. And we don't just hear the account of Christ's Passion from the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 26. Read More »

Afghanistan: Massive US bomb kills 36 Islamic State fighters

Gen John Nicholson said the most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever used by the U.S. in combat had been the right weapon to target a suspected Islamic State (IS) base in Nangarhar province. The MOAB had secretly been stationed in the country for "some time", according to CNN's Barbara Starr. While US weapons tests are generally not televised, the very public testing of the MOAB in 2003 was a direct show of strength to Saddam Hussein and Iraqi forces. Read More »