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Israel Blows Up Big Terror Weapons Stockpile Near Damascus Airport

The Syrian military said the Israeli jets struck a military site near Palmyra, while Israel said they targeted a weapons shipment to Iran-backed Hezbollah. While Israel did not officially admit responsibility for the airstrike, Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz told Army Radio Israel has made its intents clear. Read More »

FBI Director James Comey testifies about Clinton emails on Capitol Hill

Her remarks at a NY charity luncheon on Tuesday were the most extensive and direct about her loss since the shock result previous year. "Was it appropriate for you to comment on one investigation repeatedly and not say anything about the other?" Comey responded that it he felt it would have been "catastrophic" to hide his investigation at that point because the device could conceivably have contained emails from Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State. Read More »

US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess'

Earlier in the day, Trump touted the border security funding as a " down payment on the border wall" and also suggested the Democrats had been duped. "We gave them money that was already appropriated and already spent", he said. Most important, this measure broke Democrats' insistence on "parity" - that is, their insistence that every $1 of military spending be matched by $1 of nondefense spending. Read More »

Flooding forces Mosul residents to flee war in rickety boats


The U.S. military will not maintain combat troops in Iraq following the annihilation of ISIS, Iraq's Prime Minister insisted on Friday in a statement - rebutting a Thursday report from the Associated Press that the two governments were hammering out a deal on a "long-term" U.S. Read More »

Iran TV censors Rouhani documentary ahead of elections


Videos showed one miner atop the president's SUV, holding a banner in his hand, as another jumped up and down and kicked the hood. The SUV appeared largely undamaged from the incident. "Those who are guilty in this incident should be prosecuted by a court". During a meeting with relatives of the miners who died and were wounded in the Zemestanyurt coal mine in the town of Azadshahr, north-western province of Golestan, Rouhani urged to obtain more resources to ensure safety standards for ... Read More »

S. Koreans want new leader to create jobs minus corruption

During multiple nationwide televised debates, the candidates shared their views on many critical issues, such as legalizing gay marriage, national security and North Korea. Kim Jong-un may yet witness a nuclearised South Korea that no longer relies on USA support for its security. "The North and South were one people sharing one language and one culture for about 5,000 years", he told Time Magazine in a recent interview. Read More »

WaPo: Trump Transition Team Warned Flynn About Contacts With Russia

It will also represent her first testimony before Congress since Yates, an Obama administration holdover, was sacked in January for refusing to defend Trump's travel ban. Trump has accused Obama officials of illegally leaking classified information about Flynn's contacts with Kislyak. Representative Adam Schiff, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has said that he has seen evidence of collusion between Trump and Russian Federation that is "more than circumstantial". Read More »

Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader


The new position revealed by Mishaal maintains the traditional features of the 1988 Charter , which calls for the exercise of the right of return for Palestinian refugees. Haniya and Meshaal belong to the more moderate wing of the radical Islamist movement. In August 2016, Israel revealed that the Arab manager of operations in Gaza of the worldwide humanitarian NGO World Vision had funneled 60% of World Vision's Gaza budget to Hamas. Read More »

UK's Labour pledges new Brexit strategy if it wins election


However, the shadow Brexit secretary was clear that under a labour government, free movement would become a thing of the past. Starmer told BBC radio May's stance was part of her " rigid " and " reckless " strategy that was alienating European Union negotiators before the talks have started in earnest and that Labour would set a more conciliatory tone to win a good deal which would include preferential access to the bloc's single market. Read More »

North Korea claims CIA plot to kill Kim Jong

He shares a premise there with South Korean liberals. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. On Saturday North Korea conducted its second failed ballistic missile test in two weeks. "Due to the USA military provocations that are becoming more explicit day by day, the situation in the Korean peninsula that is already sensitive is being driven to a point close to nuclear war", a North Korean news anchor warned via the media as per a Reuters translation. Read More »

ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed


Hasib is believed to have been behind March's attack on a military hospital in Kabul, killing more than 30 people . He was appointed a year ago after his predecessor Hafiz Saeed Khan died in a United States drone strike and is understood to have ordered a series of high profile attacks. Read More »

Reporters barred from China event for Kushner project

The presentation was spearheaded by a woman who's believed to be Nicole Kushner - she was introduced only as "Jared's sister", and reporters could not see her face clearly from the back of the ballroom, where they were seated. One potential investor, Sophie Xing, said the fact that the project was a Kushner Companies investment and that Trump's son-in-law's sister would be showing up in Shanghai a "very important" factor in her decision to attend Sunday's event. Read More »

North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt

The statement, carried by North Korean news agency KCNA, said the alleged plot included the use of "biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance". In a scathing 2,000-word editorial published by Kim Jong-un's state media agency KNCA, Pyongyang condemned President Trump's decision to dispatch naval forces to the Japan Sea, and promised victory for the DPRK. Read More »

Jean-Marine Le Pen criticizes Marine for laid-back campaigning


The consultation started on Tuesday night and will end on May 2 at noon, with results provided in the afternoon on the same day, according to the statement. Despite serving as economy minister in the outgoing Socialist government of Francois Hollande, Macron casts himself as a political "outsider", who only recently formed his movement " En Marche! ". Read More »

Grenade uncovered at Red Fort, bomb disposal on spot


The grenade was located and neutralised, and may have been an old ordnance, said a top NSG official. Officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had found the grenade during a cleaning operation. So far, just one explosive has been recovered from the site. In February, the police discovered explosives from another well of the same fort complex during a clean up drive. Read More »

Afghan defense minister, army chief resign after deadly Taliban attack

In addition, the ministry of interior's Tariq Shah Bahrami has been appointed as acting minister of defense and general Sharif Yaftal as army chief of staff - also with immediate effect. The Taliban are using the weapons against American-backed troops in the southern provinces of Helmand, Kandahar, and Uruzgan, according to the official. Read More »

Mayors bet music, BBQ sauce over Blues-Predators semifinal

The Predators carried possession into the zone, where Colton Sissons' shot was redirected by McLeod. Blues head coach Mike Yeo says that one of his fears entering the second round against Nashville was that his team didn't have enough anger towards the Predators. Read More »

Midwest, South recovering after deadly weekend storms


Authorities in East Texas now say at least four people have been killed as a series of tornadoes pummeled parts of three counties east of Dallas. Any lingering shows are expected to taper off Tuesday morning, paving the way for a glorious, mostly sunny day with high temperatures in the 70s. Read More »

Man who killed Texas sports bar manager had 2 guns, 2 knives


Cook revealed that a second fully loaded handgun and two knives were also found on Jones' person. "He probably saved a lot of lives", Cook said in a grateful tone. Cook told NBC News . "He had the capacity to harm many more people in the business if he wanted to", Cook said, according to the Star-Telegram. "That's a personal decision that a citizen has to make". Read More »

North Korea parades around a bunch of dicks for founder's birthday celebration


A stream of weapons were paraded between rows of thousands of soldiers gathered for the Day of the Sun in celebration of the birthday of the nation's late founder Kim Il-sung. "We will go to war" if the USA provokes us, the official explained, adding, "We've got a powerful nuclear deterrent already in our hands, and we certainly will not keep our arms crossed in the face of" a USA strike. Read More »

At meat market, the far-right Le Pen backs "eating French"


France's far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen says she is temporarily stepping down as head of her National Front party. Ms Le Pen yesterday came under fire from her father, far-right veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen , who said she should have campaigned more aggressively for Sunday's first round, following the example of US President Donald Trump, known for his brash campaigning. Read More »

Escaped zebra causes traffic crash in Florida


Ross said the zebra nearly ran him over. The animal escaped from a private property and ran through neighbouring backyards before running into a pick up truck in Tampa, Florida yesterday. They spotted the zebra and helped deputies on the ground corral and detain the wild animal. The zebra's owner has the proper wildlife permits to keep the animals. Read More »

Budget not a down-payment on new border wall

It is a product of weeks of Capitol Hill negotiations in which top Democrats like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi successfully blocked Trump's most controversial proposals. Republicans have promised to erase President Barack Obama's law since its 2010 enactment, but this year - with Donald Trump in the White House and in full control of Congress - is their first real chance to deliver. Read More »

China launches 1st domestically-made aircraft carrier

The launch of the Shandong from a Dalian shipyard as China's national anthem played on in the background drew extensive coverage from Chinese media along with patriotic praise from netizens around the country who have cast the moment as a sign of China's growing naval power and technological mastery. Read More »

United States criticizes Turkey for striking Kurds in Iraq, Syria

Turkey views the YPG as an offshoot and ally of the PKK, or Kurdistan Workers Party, which has been branded a terrorist organization by Turkey , the USA and the European Union. There are now about 1,000 USA troops on the ground in Syria . However, the resulting strikes led to the deaths of a number of U.S. Kurdish allies, the Syrian Democratic Forces and Peshmerga forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government, operating near Sinjar. Read More »

Carrier group heads for Korean waters as Trump calls leaders


However, where the U.S.'s own tough talk in the last few weeks included open discussion of military intervention, the U.S.is going it alone. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un did not attend. The rogue state often marks significant anniversaries with a show of force, and South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn has ordered the military to strengthen its "immediate response posture" ahead of Tuesday's milestone. Read More »

10 things we learned from FBI Director James Comey's Senate hearing

FBI Director James Comey went before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday where is was grilled by partisan Democrats about his supposed influence in Hillary Clinton's defeat. He said he hoped Comey would provide details of the FBI's investigation in private that he had been unable to provide in public, a position shared by Republicans on the committee. Read More »