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Iran foreign minister condemns US Syria warning

Iran foreign minister condemns US Syria warning

Gen. Stephen Townsend, to his Russian counterpart in Syria . The Pentagon says the USA has seen chemical weapons activity at a Syrian air base that was used for an April sarin gas attack. The UK would support any United States attack on Assad so long as it was proportionate, legal and necessary, Fallon added. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey, which views the YPG as a threat, has said Mattis assured it in a letter that the United States would eventually take back the weapons ... Read More

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NDP, Greens vote against their political goals in favour of defeating Liberals

NDP, Greens vote against their political goals in favour of defeating Liberals

He says the motion will ask for an immediate vote in the legislature on the speech, but that's not expected to happen because it requires the unanimous consent of the members of the legislature, including the Liberals. Liberals have once again chosen to put their own political self-interest ahead of the interests of British Columbians", Weaver said. NDP house leader Mike Farnworth said he received no notice of the four-page letter, and it appears to be the latest attempt by the B.C. Read More

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JK: Pak violates ceasefire in Bhimber Gali sector

JK: Pak violates ceasefire in Bhimber Gali sector

Pakistan has escalated ceasefire violation incidents from across the border in the last six months. Meanwhile, reports say that the Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively in a counter- attack on Pakistan army. "Arms, ammunition and other war-like stores including a special dagger and a headband with a camera, knife, an AK rifle, 3 magazines, and 2 grenades besides dresses and bags were recovered, which reflect the barbaric mindset of the Pakistan army", he said. Read More

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Low turnout but big majority ahead for Macron

Her defeat in May brought huge relief to European allies who had feared another populist upheaval to follow Britain's Brexit vote and Donald Trump's election as US president , and disappointment to the party faithful. The results, if confirmed, are another blow to the country's mainstream Socialist and conservative parties already reeling from Macron's election in May , which blew apart the left-right divide that has shaped French politics for the past century. Read More

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Number Of Global Refugees Hits Record High

Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) that tracks displacement across the globe said the system protecting refugees will collapse "if we do not step up our support to countries like Uganda". He noted that the United States was the largest donor to refugee programs and that Washington had contributed $1.5 billion to UNHCR previous year. Read More

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Deck collapses at Montana lodge during memorial event

Deck collapses at Montana lodge during memorial event

Mellody Sharpton of Kalispell Regional Medical Center said Monday that just nine of the 27 people who were hospitalized there after Saturday's collapse at Glacier Presbyterian Camp remain. Bell says five people are in critical condition, but there are no reported fatalities. The cause of the deck collapse is under investigation. Others had serious injuries and had to be transported by helicopter. Read More

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Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

For all of these reasons, I believe there is a serious question as to whether Mueller can be impartial in investigating and deciding whether to prosecute an obstruction of justice claim against Trump. Given that kind of support, a Democratic lawmaker, Ted Lieu, taunted the White House over the Mueller-firing chatter: "Double dare exists". Former FBI Director Robert Mueller attends the ceremonial swearing-in of his successor, James Comey , at the FBI headquarters in 2013. Read More

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Who can fire special counsel Robert Mueller?

So that is what I would do. Lindsey Graham: "Do you know of any reason for cause to fire Mr. Mueller as of this date?" "I think he's weighing that option", Mr Ruddy said. Trump's Twitter response followed days of intensifying criticism of Mueller from some conservatives who have charged the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director and his team with political bias and have claimed his relationship to Comey and an earlier meeting with Trump amount to conflicts of interest. Read More

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U.S. troops injured in attack by rogue Afghan soldier

U.S. troops injured in attack by rogue Afghan soldier

Several US military personnel were wounded and evacuated in a violent "incident" Saturday at Camp Shaheen in northern Afghanistan, the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission said. There are about 8,500 US troops and 5,000 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan. The attack has caused injury to four other foreign soldiers. Read More

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Poll Shows Most Doubt Trump's Respect for Institutions

Poll Shows Most Doubt Trump's Respect for Institutions

Republicans were also much less likely than Democrats to think Russian Federation influenced the 2016 presidential election, with only 9 percent of Republicans compared with 75 percent of Democrats taking that view. When asked about Russia's impact on the 2016 election, only 8 percent of Republicans thought interference influenced the outcome, and only 9 percent of the same group thought that the Trump campaign and Russian Federation colluded in an effort to affect the campaign. Read More

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Qatar signs pact with USA to buy F-15 jets

Qatar signs pact with USA to buy F-15 jets

Qatar hosts the regional headquarters for U.S. Central Command, which includes a state-of-the-art air base the U.S. depends on to target "Islamic State". "It indicates that the US Department of Defense under Mattis is performing the grunt work of keeping the US-Qatari security relationship moving forward", Heras said. Read More

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Oregon First State to Offer Non-Gender Driver's Licenses

Oregon First State to Offer Non-Gender Driver's Licenses

OR is the only U.S. state to allow an unspecified gender, but other countries including Germany, India, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand also allow a third gender option. The license decision comes a year after a judge in OR ruled, in what legal experts believe is the first such decision in the US, that a transgender person can legally change their sex to nonbinary, allowing a change from female to nonbinary by 52-year-old Jamie Shupe. Read More

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Alleged shooter volunteered on Bernie Sanders campaign, Senator 'sickened' by shooting

Alleged shooter volunteered on Bernie Sanders campaign, Senator 'sickened' by shooting

The fifth person wounded in the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday morning was a former congressional aide, who now works for Tyson Food. "America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this bad shooting", the President said. " Steve Scalise , a member of House leadership, was shot and badly wounded, and is now in stable condition". Read More

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Top tech firms sign open letter pledging to support the Paris Agreement

Top tech firms sign open letter pledging to support the Paris Agreement

Last week, President Donald Trump announced he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. "We are especially aware of the limits of our natural environment", Ige said, as reported by NPR . In total, the statement says the businesses and investors who have chose to continue to participate in the Paris Climate Accord account for a total annual revenue of $1.4 trillion and include over 20 Fortune 500 companies, such as Apple, eBay, Gap Inc., Google, Intel, Microsoft, ... Read More

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US Protesters Urge End to 50 Years of Israeli Occupation

Plans for 8,345 new housing units have been approved by the Israeli authorities so far this year, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency writes , citing Liebermann. Over 60 attendees, including staff from at least 36 congressional offices, joined human rights advocates on Capitol Hill on Thursday, for a briefing to mark 50 years since the Israeli military occupied the West Bank , including East Jerusalem , and the Gaza Strip. Read More

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Topsy-turvy world of United States diplomacy in age of Trump

On Saturday he was in Moscow to see Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, a day after visiting Germany and Brussels. "Qatar is accused of having a hidden relationship with Iran, but its relations with Iran are clear, transparent and time-tested", said Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, noting that the UAE does more trade with Iran than Qatar does. Read More

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U.S. actively works with ISIS

U.S. actively works with ISIS

SDF fighters were armed mostly with light weapons including Kalashnikovs, and were also returning mortar fire on IS positions. The Britain-based group reported 23 civilians killed in the overnight strikes, including 15 who were in an internet cafe in the western suburb of Jazra, just outside the city . Read More

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