Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS

Thursday's coalition statement says the fall of Tabqa and its dam the day before also denies IS "a key coordination hub" used by the group's foreign fighters since 2013 to plan operations and attacks against the West. Turkish President Recep Tayyip E... More..

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Champions League 25 hurt in scuffles before Madrid derby
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Champions League 25 hurt in scuffles before Madrid derby

I mean, to watch a match on TV and seeing it live is totally different", he said. "Now we think about LaLiga and there are only fantastic games left". Benzema apparently wanted to go back toward the midfield ...More..

North Korea says it will seek extradition of plot culprits
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

North Korea says it will seek extradition of plot culprits

Last week, North Korea's Ministry of State Security, its equivalent to the Central Intelligence Agency, accused the Central Intelligence Agency and NIS of infiltrating the North to commit "state-sponsored terro...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Putin says Comey's firing will not impact US-Russia relations

Both Democrats and Republicans have criticized Trump for the timing and reasoning behind Comey's firing. Meanwhile, FBI and congressional investigations continue into the Trump campaign's contacts with ...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Turkey's Erdogan says White House visit will be a 'milestone'

Turkey has offered to work directly with the US and the USA -led anti-IS coalition to remove IS from Raqqa in Syria, but only if the USA stops working with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is mainly co...More..

Trump's intel bosses reiterate: Russian Federation meddled in election
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Trump's intel bosses reiterate: Russian Federation meddled in election

President Donald Trump said Thursday the investigations into his campaign were "set up by the Democrats", though Republicans are a majority in both houses of Congress and the US intelligence community has alrea...More..

North Korea 'ready for nuclear attack'
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

North Korea 'ready for nuclear attack'

A Washington-based think tank that monitors North Korea, 38 North, said satellite images on Wednesday showed activity around the North's Punggye-ri nuclear test site on the east coast that indicated it was read...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Iraq, Algeria support extension of oil production cuts

Gao. The EIA forecast US crude production at an average 9.31 million barrels per day in 2017, up 1% from the previous forecast. OPEC and other oil producers taking part in output cuts have reached a consens...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Protester killed in violent demonstrations in Venezuela

Venezuela's opposition is pushing other Latin American countries to pressure President Nicolas Maduro's government into implementing a "democratic agenda", opposition leader Julio Borges said on Thursday. Const...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Is ISIS Militant Head Leader In Afghanistan Dead - Find Out Here

The statement further added that the station was broadcasting illegally across Nangarhar, spreading the group's extremist messages and issuing threats to the people. The head of ISIL in Afghanistan - believed...More..

Shark advisory issued after 15 Great Whites spotted near California beach
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Shark advisory issued after 15 Great Whites spotted near California beach

On Saturday, as many as 20 juvenile great white sharks were spotted in the same area, prompting a similar advisory. The water is not closed, the beach is not closed. Shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday, helicopters f...More..

Le Pen speech plagiarism 'a wink to former candidate Fillon'
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Le Pen speech plagiarism 'a wink to former candidate Fillon'

Separately, Le Pen senior gave his own traditional May Day speech at a statue of French medieval heroine Joan of Arc. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's statement that France could leave the Euro...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Donald Trump speaks with new South Korean president Moon Jae

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center, is greeted by officials upon his arrival at presidential Blue House in Seoul , South Korea, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. A phone conversation between Moon and US Preside...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Iran's Rouhani congratulates France Macron on presidential victory

European equities dipped, with French shares underperforming the wider market after having hit their highest in more than 9 years on Friday. However, Macron was not necessarily the benficiary-41 percent of Me...More..

Top leader: Iran will 'slap' anyone causing election unrest
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

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

The election will be held May 19. "The hype over Iran's missile capability is due to their (enemies) spite and anger about this element of power in Iran", Khamenei said to commanders of the Islamic Revolution...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

New Hamas chief makes first public appearance in native Gaza

The 54-year-old with a salt-and-pepper beard takes charge of Hamas as it seeks to ease its worldwide isolation while not marginalising hardliners within the movement. One strategy could see Hamas seek to improv...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Russia: Syria deal bans US-led coalition aircraft

The phone call comes a day after Russian official Alexander Lavrentyev said that Russia , Turkey and Iran had agreed to establish safety zones over Syria . The memorandum on de-escalation zones took effect ...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Recent rout of Real Madrid boosts Atletico's hopes

Real Madrid will play Juventus in the 2017 Champions League final after Zinedine Zidane's side secured a 4-2 aggregate success over Atletico Madrid following Wednesday's semi-final second leg at the Vicente Cal...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

Williams expressed remorse in his final words. "Others suffering in order that I live for however much longer - that's no hope at all, not if I have truly learned my lesson to value other people's lives". Willi...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

North Korea Claims Plot Reveals US State-Sponsored Terrorism

Any attack against North Korea would be devastating to South Korea. China has apparently passed on the message to North Korea while arguing that more forward-looking proposals will be needed to win over Pyong...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Did The Kushners Really Tell Chinese Investors They Could Get A Visa?

Nicole Kushner Meyer, Kushner's sister, asked investors gathered at the event to "consider investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a New Jersey luxury apartment complex". Funding for the investor visa p...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

White House cites rumor, innuendo in criticizing Sally Yates

Yates learned of Flynn's conversations through routine US intercepts of Kislyak's calls. Burr and Warner, the chairman and ranking member of the committee, respectively, requested that Flynn and former Trump ...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Trump is mirroring Nixon's final days

But Rosenstein's own role in Comey's firing became increasingly murky on Wednesday. "But I think the bigger point on that is, when are they going to let that go?" she then added. Trump, in his letter, pointedly...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Former official says she warned White House about Flynn

There's no plausible deniability for Trump on Flynn now. "You don't want the national security adviser to be in a position where the Russians have leverage over him", she said . Yates was sacked for that dec...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Final push for votes on last day of BC election campaign

Let history be your guide to illustrate what I mean: The NDP has won only three elections in British Columbia. The only thing even faintly resembling another right-wing party is the B.C. Three NDP victori...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fraternity, 18 members charged in Penn State student's death

Piazza , 19, of New Jersey. The charges include aggravated assault, hazing, furnishing alcohol to minors and consumption of alcohol by a minor. After Timothy Piazza fell down the stairs and his body was found...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Human Rights Lawyer Moon Jae In Sworn In As South Korean President

Only now, the stakes are much higher. Moon will have a hard diplomatic path to tread in his approach to the North, which dreams of a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United S...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

USA to arm Syrian Kurds despite Turkey's refusal

Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) would be equipped to help drive IS from its stronghold, Raqqa, a spokeswoman said. The White House has already given the Pentagon the green light to deli...More..

White House says Obama wasn't 'a fan' of Flynn
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

White House says Obama wasn't 'a fan' of Flynn

But Trump would ultimately seek Flynn's resignation less than a month into his tenure, following news reports that Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top officials about his conversations with...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

South Korea has new president

I will go to Beijing and Tokyo and, if the conditions are right, to Pyongyang also". "We will seriously negotiate with the USA and China to solve the conflict over the deployment of Terminal High Altitude Are...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Phoenix serial shooter arrested after 9 deaths

Police in Arizona have arrested a 23-year-old man accused of spreading terror around the state capital Phoenix with a series of random shootings that left nine people dead. Police previously said at least s...More..

Would price cap pledged by Tories result in lower energy bills?
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Would price cap pledged by Tories result in lower energy bills?

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark said: "We will act on our commitment to intervene when the energy market fails to treat people in a fair and reasonable manner". "Sco...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Kyle Lowry says he's 'doubtful' to play Game 4 against Cavs

Time For The Raptors To Hit The Reset Button? DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 37 points while Jonas Valanciunas added 19 points and eight rebounds. "They're into him, they're bodying him", Casey said....More..

President to get Pentagon's new Afghan war plan
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

President to get Pentagon's new Afghan war plan

The U.S. commander in Afghanistan wants 3,000 more troops and Pentagon officials told Congress this week that the war plan recommendations being sent to Trump are aimed at moving "beyond the stalemate" with...More..

Afghan leader killed in raid
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Afghan leader killed in raid

USA and Afghan officials confirmed Sunday that Abdul Hasib, head of the Islamic State terror group in Afghanistan , has been killed in the eastern province of Nangarhar. In a series of Tweets on Sunday, Pr...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Russia probe focusing on ousted Flynn

A person familiar with Yates' plans says she is likely to testify she expressed alarm about discrepancies between the statements and what occurred. "That's been part of the discussions with the courts.is whet...More..

Trump's Muslim comments could haunt him in travel ban appeal
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Trump's Muslim comments could haunt him in travel ban appeal

Facing a grilling by Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals judges, Wall, arguing on behalf of Trump, maintained that “this is not a Muslim ban.” The judges pressed Wall on how the 82 million people in the six count...More..

Nation knows Arvind Kejriwal is lying: BJP
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Nation knows Arvind Kejriwal is lying: BJP

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday said it would examine the complaints lodged by former Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra against his own former colleagues in the Delhi government. "Simply wow!", M...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Yates: Alarm about Russian blackmail led to warning on Flynn

Trump's tweet congratulating Macron on his "big win" likewise ignored the hack. Donald Trump has hit back angrily over new claims about his former national security adviser Michael Flynn , who resigned amid...More..

National Front looking at
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

National Front looking at "rebranding" their image after Le Pen defeat?

Stocks across Europe are largely lower on Monday morning despite Emmanuel Macron securing a decisive and bigger than expected victory in Sunday's French presidential election. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin N...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Turkey's Erdogan accuses Israel of massacring Palestinians

In an address delivered at the event, the Turkish president criticized Israel's ongoing occupation of East Jerusalem, calling on Muslims to visit Jerusalem to show solidarity with the occupied Palestinians....More..

Bengal to approach CBSE for making NEET question paper tough
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bengal to approach CBSE for making NEET question paper tough

The state education minister alleged that the questions set in Bengali were different and tougher from those set in English. The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) was successfully conducted on May...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Rise in rents across Limerick creating an 'unsustainable situation'

Rents rose by an average of 13.4% in the year to March, with the average monthly rent reaching €1,131 in the first quarter of 2017. Rents in the capital are now 15.4% higher than their previous peak in early 20...More..

by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Trumps executive order on religious liberty hailed

TRUMP: That is why I am today directing the Department of Justice to develop new rules to ensure these religious protections are afforded to all Americans . The ACLU looked at Trump's religious liberty executi...More..

by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Syria violence kills 4, wounds child despite safe zones

In the tangled mess that constitutes Syria's battlefields there is much that can go wrong with the plan, which emerged from a summit in Kazakhstan. According to the agreement, the "de-escalation areas shall b...More..

Philippines, US begin smaller-scale joint military exercises
by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Philippines, US begin smaller-scale joint military exercises

Mr Duterte had earlier sought to scrap live-fire drills and war games near the South China Sea from this year's Balikatan - a Tagalog word meaning "shoulder to shoulder" - to appease China. Only two of the mi...More..

by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

3 weeks into hunger strike, Palestinian inmates add vitamins

Led by Marwan Barghouti, a popular leader of the Fatah movement serving life terms for his involvement in terrorist attacks that killed five people, the strikers are demanding better prison conditions and seeki...More..

Police name female suspect in Maddie McCann case
by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Police name female suspect in Maddie McCann case

As they prepare to mark the 10th anniversary of her disappearance Kate and Gerry McCann said they were excited by the "real progress" that they believe has been made by a Scotland Yard investigation into the wh...More..

His support for black colleges remains 'unwavering'
by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

His support for black colleges remains 'unwavering'

One of the things suggested in the statement is that federally funding the Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Program, a program that helps finance construction projects on HBCUs around...More..

Haniyah elected leader of Hamas
by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Haniyah elected leader of Hamas

He lives modestly in the Shati refugee camp. Recently, United States President Donald Trump has vowed to revive the stalled Israel-Palestine peace process by acting as a "mediator, an arbitrator or a facilita...More..