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Russia: US prohibited from flying over Syrian 'de-escalation zones'

The Britain-based group said that this is the first ceasefire in 2017, but the fourth ceasefire since 2016 in Syria . The Syrian military have so far not commented on the issue. The three governments agreed to the plan during a meeting on Friday in Kazakhstan, where peace talks in the capital of Astana have been ongoing. They also include some of the areas where Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, has skirmished with Kurdish militias that are backed, sometimes with ... Read More »

Arkansas executions damage 'our whole society,' Catholic group says

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The unprecedented schedule was set by Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson because a drug in the state's execution mix, the sedative midazolam, expires at the end of April. A third witness, Arkansas state Sen. In one court filing, Williams' lawyers pointed to Monday's execution of Jones, during which his mouth moved after he should have been unconscious, they argued. Read More »

Atletico eye 2015 repeat to stage "impossible" turnaround against Real

Atletico was upset by the banners and provoked Madrid in the run-up to the second leg. "Hopefully that will be repeated", Atletico captain Gabi Fernandez said on Tuesday. Simeone, however, offered a typically defiant message ahead of the second leg, alluding to his side's remarkable title win in 2014 and their Champions League successes over the likes of Barcelona , Chelsea and Bayern Munich. Read More »

'Flynn was compromised by Russia'

The news network called the subpoenas "the first sign of a significant escalation of activity in the FBI's broader investigation begun last July into possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation". The committee, led by Sens. Russian Federation has repeatedly denied interfering in the USA election and the Trump administration denies allegations of collusion with Russian Federation. Read More »

LI college student charged in Penn State fraternity death

Bail was set at $100,000 for all but they were released on their own recognizance. The other charges range from evidence tampering to furnishing alcohol to minors. "Tim Piazza might actually be a problem", one of them wrote. Piazza's father, Jim Piazza , this morning called his son's death a "senseless and very preventable tragedy". Read More »

White House Holds Press Briefing After James Comey Firing

But the revelation intensified the pressure on the White House from both political parties to explain the motives behind Comey's stunning ouster. USA intelligence agencies concluded in a January report that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered an effort to disrupt the 2016 election that included hacking into Democratic Party emails and leaking them, with the aim of helping Trump. Read More »

U.S. needs to balance foreign alliances - Tillerson

The region's top diplomats will likely be more focused on the Trump administration's trade policy and its dealings with China and what it means for US policy toward the South China Sea, where several members of the bloc have territorial disputes with Beijing. Read More »

Minnesota Politicians Sound Off On Comey Firing

Nearly exactly 24 hours after Comey's firing was announced, Ryan broke his silence during a friendly Fox News interview with Bret Baier, saying he saw no problem with Trump firing an Federal Bureau of Investigation director who seemed to be increasingly interested in Trump campaign contacts with Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump Responds to Testimony on Flynn, Russian Influence

What criminal statutes did Flynn potentially violate? The hearing opened hours after it emerged Obama had warned Trump two days after the election against picking Flynn as his national security adviser. Yates said Trump's travel ban , which targeted several Muslim-majority counties, was "unlawful", and added, "All arguments have to be based on truth". Read More »

Nigerian Schoolgirls Abducted by Boko Haram Three Years Ago Have Been Freed

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Nigerian officials said 82 of the approximately 270 girls abducted by the Islamist militant group in April 2014 were exchanged on Saturday for an undisclosed number of Boko Haram members held by the government. Human rights groups have criticized the government's decision to keep the girls in custody in Abuja , almost 900 kilometers (560 miles) from Chibok. Read More »

Flynn associates subpoenaed in Russian Federation probe

Flynn denied doing so, and Pence later issued a similar denial. She said McGahn followed up by asking about Flynn's potential criminal exposure, whether taking action against Flynn could impede any investigation against him, and whether the White House could examine the underlying evidence in this matter. Read More »

Girl Survives Gator Bite

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Following this, Ossa tried something which she said was taught to her at Gatorland . "The guy was wrestling an alligator with his mouth taped, and in this situation it was just the other way around", Julianna explained. Experts are skeptical over why the alligator let go. . The gator let go, and a nearby swimmer helped Ossa to shore. "If that alligator wanted to hold on, not much could have stopped it", he said. Read More »

Armored military vehicle runs over Venezuelan protester

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They were the latest in more than a month of anti-government demonstrations, many of which have been countered by pro-Maduro crowds and security forces. Maduro is resisting opposition demands for elections. Local news media on Friday carried a video circulating on Twitter that showed residents pulling down a statue of late President Hugo Chavez in the western state of Zulia. Read More »

China launches its first fully indigenous aircraft carrier

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Beijing could build multiple aircraft carriers over the next 15 years, the Pentagon said in a 2015 report . Though the aircraft carrier program of China is a state secret, the government has previously revealed that the design of the carrier would be based on experiences the country's navy had with Liaoning, China's first carrier which was sourced in 1998 from Ukraine. Read More »

Top leader: Iran will 'slap' anyone causing election unrest

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At an event held in an Iranian University, the student proclaimed that young and stylish women are being used in the current presidential campaign to lure male students into voting for Rouhani. Candidates must manage their campaigns "in a way that protects national solidarity and integrity while not damaging ethics and values of the society", Alavi said. Read More »

CNN exclusive: Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI's Russia investigation

Gen. Michael Flynn as his National Security Advisor, former Obama administration officials confirmed to CNN on Monday. The White House on Tuesday stood by its decision not to tell former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates about its first controversial order barring us entry to immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, describing her as a "political opponent of the president". Read More »

Sally Yates Testimony Shows White House Lied About Michael Flynn

Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians", Yates told a Senate judiciary subcommittee, in a high-profile hearing on Russian meddling into the USA elections. Yates, a longtime federal prosecutor and Obama administration holdover, was sacked January 30 by Trump after refusing to defend the administration's travel ban . Read More »

De-escalation agreement in Syria comes into force

Senior Russian and USA military officials have reportedly agreed to implement the terms of the deal, which would still allow planes to fly over the zones but not to drop bombs. Previous cease-fires have quickly faltered because of the complex terrain and lack of implementation or monitoring mechanisms. He said "security belts" would be created along the borders of the zones to prevent incidents and fighting between opposing sides. Read More »

A list of Prince Philip's visits to Canada over the years

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Officials made sure to note Philip has the full support of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II . Prince Philip , or the Duke of Edinburgh , is as synonymous with British royalty as Queen Elizabeth herself. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due to move back to London from Norfolk in eastern England later this year to carry out more duties. In Australia, where the queen is recognized as head of state, officials praised Philip's tenacity. Read More »

Florida Man Killed By Rushing Water From Fire Hydrant

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A Florida man who hit a fire hydrant with a Mercedes was killed in just inches of water after being pushed under the SUV by the gushing liquid when he exited the vehicle. Channing Taylor. "Usually the fire hydrants will break off and they won't spew water; they have safety valves in place". Dreyer was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, troopers said. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn calls for 'jobs first' Brexit

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The plans will be funded from £20 billion Labour says will be raised by raising corporation tax from its 19% rate to 26% by 2021/22 if Mr Corbyn becomes prime minister. "Both are run in the interests of the few". A majority of people believe Theresa May would be a better Brexit negotiator than Jeremy Corbyn, with 52% of people in the region saying they think she'll do the best job compared to 35% for the Labour leader. Read More »

Visiting Russian foreign minister, asked about Comey firing: 'You're kidding!'

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as they meet for talks in the Oval Office at the White House on May 10, 2017. As the meeting concluded, the wire service Getty released photos credited to TASS showing all three men standing together in a chummy moment. United States intelligence agencies concluded in a January report that Putin had ordered an effort to disrupt the 2016 election that included hacking into Democratic Party emails and ... Read More »

Putin aide says Moscow unconcerned about Comey

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Dmitry Peskov says Russian Federation hopes that President Donald Trump's decision to fire the FBI's James Comey won't affect U.S. -Russia ties "in any way". Trump has said he has no ties to Russia and isn't aware of any involvement by his aides in any Russian election interference. Last week, Comey testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he felt "mildly nauseous" about potentially changing the outcome of the presidential election by sending a letter about the Hillary Clinton email ... Read More »