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U.S. jets bomb Assad tank convoy advancing on coalition base in Syria U.S. jets bomb Assad tank convoy advancing on coalition base in Syria
- May 20, 2017

A pro-regime convoy struck by the US -led anti-Daesh coalition in Syria was likely directed by Iran , Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday. The U.S. He said: "We are not increasing our role in the Syrian civil war". A statement by the coalition said the Syrian forces " posed a threat to U.S. and partner forces at Tanf". (more...)
Turkish president watches as his security detail beat up protesters in Washington Turkish president watches as his security detail beat up protesters in Washington
- May 20, 2017

So it might remain for the State Department to toss out anyone connected to the incident - at least to demonstrate that here no one is above the law. The United States sees the YPG as the most effective force on the ground in the fight against Islamic State militants. (more...)
Trump lashes out: abused by 'greatest witch hunt' Trump lashes out: abused by 'greatest witch hunt'
- May 20, 2017

He was appointed by President George W. Bush to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a ten-year term, and when President Obama replaced Bush, he asked Mueller to stay on for two extra years. Democratic senators had been prepared to press him to appoint a special prosecutor, and his decision defused their complaints, leading to praise instead. (more...)
Trump pulls trigger for NAFTA talks
- May 20, 2017

NAFTA took on a starring role during the election campaign a year ago, with Trump promising voters to either throw it out or renegotiate a deal he claims sent millions of USA manufacturing jobs to Mexico. Canada or Mexico rank as the first or second largest export market for 30 of the 50 states in the country, according to information on the U.S. Trade Representative's website. (more...)
Belt and Road to turn tensions into cooperation Belt and Road to turn tensions into cooperation
- May 20, 2017

British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday Britain is a natural partner for China's new Silk Road program, and as it leaves the European Union (EU) it wants more trade with the world not less. China does not seek to export its development model to other nations, while also calling for mutual respect of one another's sovereignty, territory and "core interests", Xi said. (more...)
Anthony Weiner expected to plead guilty in sexting case Anthony Weiner expected to plead guilty in sexting case
- May 20, 2017

KRISTEN DAHLGREN: One-time Congressman Anthony Weiner will soon have a new title, registered sex offender. According to The New York Times , a outcome of the plea is that Weiner will be officially labeled as a registered sex offender, although a final decision hasn't been made. (more...)
Joe Lieberman Is Reportedly the Frontrunner to Lead FBI Joe Lieberman Is Reportedly the Frontrunner to Lead FBI
- May 20, 2017

Trump criticized Comey for a recent performance testifying to Congress and said Comey's replacement is "going to be outstanding". "But now that you have a special counsel, the new FBI director doesn't have to worry about riding herd over an investigation of the man who appointed him". (more...)
Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule
- May 20, 2017

Maximum penalties for failing to comply included three years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Taylor was not wholly successful on Friday, however, as the D.C. "Kudos to John Taylor for fighting for the rights of drone hobbyists and holding FAA accountable for its lawless behavior", he said in a blog post . (more...)
Trump claims he has 'absolute right' to share terrorism 'facts' with Russian Federation Trump claims he has 'absolute right' to share terrorism 'facts' with Russian Federation
- May 20, 2017

A senior European intelligence official told the AP his country might stop sharing information with the United States if it confirms that Trump shared classified details with Russian officials. The Washington Post reported on Monday that Trump's disclosures to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office last week "jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State". (more...)
USA will not re-impose sanctions on Iran's Nuclear Programme
- May 20, 2017

China lodged an official protest with the United States today over new USA sanctions on Iran that target a Chinese business tied to Tehran's ballistic missile programme. The new sanctions designate seven entities, including two top Iranian defence officials and a China-based network supplying material to Iran's missile programme. (more...)
Kushner pitch in China renews debate on visas Kushner pitch in China renews debate on visas
- May 20, 2017

On Monday, the Kushner family apologized for mentioning Jared Kushner, saying there was no intent to push investment by highlighting family ties to Washington. Journalists were also barred from attending a similar pitch to investors by Meyer on Sunday in Shanghai, according to Reuters . "I will continue to press for the elimination of the EB-5 program", Feinstein said on Monday. (more...)
Haryana girls outshine boys in Class 12 boards Haryana girls outshine boys in Class 12 boards
- May 20, 2017

Early, the Meenakshi Sharda , deputy director, PRO has confirmed the results will be announced post the press conference. With a pass percentage of 64.5, the state witnessed only a marginal improvement from a year ago, when 62.4 per cent had passed the examinations. (more...)
Amid tumult, Trump leaves on first presidential foreign trip
- May 20, 2017

Complicating U.S. support for terms of the agreement has been the worrying boom of cocaine cultivation and production in Colombia since the implementation of Peace Colombia . "This is the first time that this could be done because of the peace", Santos said, noting that previously the conflict had prevented building roads to the areas where coca is grown. (more...)
Antonio Tajani: UK would be welcomed back if voters overturn Brexit Antonio Tajani: UK would be welcomed back if voters overturn Brexit
- May 20, 2017

Would they vote against Labour because the media screams at them that Jeremy Corbyn and Labour are unelectable or because Theresa May is more popular than Mr Corbyn? Many Labour MPs view Corbyn as an electoral liability, rejecting his left-wing views as impractical, and are already seeking to distance themselves from him in the campaign. (more...)
Euro gives up earlier gains as Macron seals French election victory Euro gives up earlier gains as Macron seals French election victory
- May 20, 2017

The euro fell from six-month highs against the dollar on confirmation of Macron's widely expected victory by a margin of 66 percent to 34 percent. He is also fervently pro-European and wants to re-energize the soon-to-be 27-member European Union, following Britain's referendum vote last June to leave. (more...)
Amnesty International says Qatar 2022 workers Amnesty International says Qatar 2022 workers "continue to suf