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Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to Supreme Court After GOP Changed Playing Field
- April 09, 2017

The expected confirmation would give a boost to Trump. Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee, is expected to be confirmed as early as Friday. President Trump congratulated Gorsuch later Friday after his confirmation became official. (more...)
Johnson cancels Moscow visit after Syria gas attack
- April 09, 2017

The U.S. Navy launched 59 cruise missiles on Thursday in response to the attack in the northern Idlib province that killed at least 80 civilians, including 20 children in what President Donald Trump had called "a disgrace to humanity". Trump on Saturday tweeted his congratulations to the American military for "representing the United States, and the world, so well in the Syria attack". (more...)
In Wake of US Missile Strikes, Next Steps Unclear
- April 09, 2017

The resolution required that, in the absence of a war declaration, the president must report to Congress within 48 hours of introducing armed forces into hostilities and must remove forces within 60 days unless Congress permits otherwise. (more...)
In abrupt shift on Syria, Trump turns to military advisers
- April 09, 2017

Instead, those who just want to criticize President Trump and a good number of honestly concerned Americans will now be focused on wondering if pushing back on President Bashar Assad in Syria was worth antagonizing Syria's Russian protectors. (more...)
Cong condoles death of Ahmed Kathrada Cong condoles death of Ahmed Kathrada
- April 09, 2017

In 2013, Kathrada was featured as a subject on Australian photographer Adrian Steirn's "21 Icons" project. The activist called for Jacob Zuma to step down in a 2016 letter to the president, citing a "crisis in confidence" created by various scandals involving Zuma. (more...)
Iran's Rouhani wants chemical attack in Syria investigated
- April 09, 2017

But US officials said they had no definitive evidence that Russian Federation had prior knowledge of Tuesday's attack. The U.S. airstrike "will help the war on IS because it shows seriousness from the Trump administration in dealing with IS and solving the crisis in Syria ", he said. (more...)
St Petersburg metro attacker identified St Petersburg metro attacker identified
- April 09, 2017

In Wednesday's sweep in St. Petersburg, law enforcement agencies arrested seven Central Asian migrants who are suspected of acting as recruiters for the Islamic State and the al-Qaida's branch in Syria. Investigators are thought to be checking whether Dzhalilov may have trained with the Islamic State group. A suicide bomber set off an explosive device Monday afternoon on a train moving from Tekhnologichesky Institute towards Sennaya Ploshchad station on Line 2 (Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya) of ... (more...)
Alabama governor halts impeachment, not disparaging report Alabama governor halts impeachment, not disparaging report
- April 09, 2017

Special Counsel Jack Sharman released the 131-page report Friday as Bentley's lawyers were in court to try to block its release. Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin on Friday granted the governor's request for a temporary restraining order to stop impeachment hearings that were supposed to start Monday. (more...)
South Africa's currency slumps after finance minister Pravin Gordhan fired
- April 09, 2017

This is not the basis upon which you fire, inverted commas, or release from their responsibilities. a minister of finance and a deputy minister of finance. Zuma also continues to face criticism over his acquittal for rape 10 years ago, with four young women holding up signs in protest in front of the president in August as he spoke on live television after the ANC's worst municipal election showing since it took power in 1994. (more...)
EU's Tusk to meet May in London EU's Tusk to meet May in London
- April 08, 2017

Labour said that Mrs May's comments amounted to a "significant retreat" from the Government's previous position that a trade deal could be done within the two-year deadline for withdrawal negotiations set down in Article 50 of the European Union treaties. (more...)
Chinese Summit to Overcome Differences, Bolster Economic Cooperation
- April 08, 2017

HORSLEY: You know, this is another area where there's been a bit of a gap between candidate Trump and President Trump. Chinese President Xi Jinping has so far refrained to respond to the provocations of the US President, who has criticized China's policies on several occasions since he took office in January. (more...)
Coral Gables Shopping District Locked Down, Evacuated After Shooting Coral Gables Shopping District Locked Down, Evacuated After Shooting
- April 08, 2017

Miami-Dade Police are assisting in the investigation. Another witness inside the gym when the shooting occurred said he knew the shooter and described him as "quiet", but "nice guy". Witnesses at the Villagio Restaurant and the Yard House also reported hearing the gun shots. On April 8, 2017 , there was a shooting at the Equinox gym at the shopping center. (more...)
Xi, Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation
- April 08, 2017

As the two leaders wrapped up a Florida summit overshadowed by USA missile strikes in Syria overnight, Xi joined Trump in stressing the positive mood of the meetings while papering over deep differences that have caused friction between the world's two biggest economies. (more...)
US Allies Support Airstrikes on Syrian Military Targets
- April 08, 2017

There was no independent confirmation of civilian casualties. "If this intervention is limited only to an air base, if it does not continue and if we don't remove the regime from heading Syria , then this would remain a cosmetic intervention", he said. (more...)
NSC reshuffle: Out goes Steve Bannon, in comes Nikki Haley
- April 08, 2017

Trump signed the executive order, known as a national security presidential memorandum, on Tuesday. But thanks to the sudden ousting of former NatSec adviser Michael Flynn after it was revealed he misled officials about his talks with a Russian ambassador, Trump and Bannon seemed to have come to an agreement to call time on Bannon's tenure on the council. (more...)
Trump's Attack on Syria Killed Four Children, State News Agency Claims Trump's Attack on Syria Killed Four Children, State News Agency Claims
- April 08, 2017

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged restraint and a renewed push for peace in Syria as the Security Council called an emergency meeting to discuss the United States missile strikes on a Syrian air base. The Russian military has vowed to help Syria strengthen its air defences following the airstrikes on an airbase outside of Homs. The United States blames the attack on Syrian President Bashar Assad. (more...)
Syria was warned of impending attack 'hours' before US missile strike
- April 08, 2017

All American cruise missiles "Tomahawk" fired at the military airport in the Syrian province of Homs, have plagued their assigned targets, said at a briefing for journalists the spokesman of the White House. has carried out direct military action against President Bashar al-Assad's troops. EU Council President Donald Tusk said in a tweet Friday that the "US strikes show needed resolve against barbaric chemical attacks". (more...)
Japan extends North Korea sanctions
- April 08, 2017

Last year alone, North Korea conducted two nuclear weapons tests and 24 missile tests, with more this year, including a new missile test on April 5, clearly meant to overshadow and complicate the first meeting this week between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (more...)
IS downs Iraqi helicopter over Mosul, killing two IS downs Iraqi helicopter over Mosul, killing two
- April 08, 2017

Iraqi forces captured the eastern side in January and in February launched a second phase to take the western side, with air and ground support from a USA -led coalition. The recapture of the neighborhood is part of slow advance that included the adjacent neighb