Turkey: International community must act to prevent Idlib crisis

14 Sep, 2018

The Syrian government committed war crimes by using chlorine in three attacks against civilians in 2018, United Nations investigators said in a report released Wednesday. Idlib residents hope Turkey's presence in the province might prevent a major assault by regime forces and Ankara's relationship with Iran and Russian Federation could lead to a new ceasefire.


Russia All Set to Launch Biggest Military Drills in Its History

14 Sep, 2018

President Vladimir Putin planned to attend the exercises, featuring about 300,000 Russian troops, after hosting Chinese leader Xi Jinping at an economic forum in Russia's far eastern city Vladivostok. "I have long wanted to give American colleagues a globe so they can look at it and explain why the declared 'enemies of America, ' are located in the Middle East and the Far East and all their military bases and forces are snuggled up to Russian borders", Shoigu was quoted in the interview ...


Putin Proposes Peace Treaty With Japan Before Year's End

14 Sep, 2018

During the Russia-Japan summit Monday, Abe called for an end to a territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands, while Putin said there is a need to "take precautions" to find a solution, according to Japanese press reports. The Russian leader said he wanted to clinch the peace treaty first and then continue to discuss the territorial issue with Abe as "friends", during a question and answer session of the forum's plenary meeting.


EU Parliament votes for action against Hungary on the Article 7 procedure

14 Sep, 2018

By 448-197, MEPs backed triggering the so-called Article 7 procedure in an unprecedented move which could lead to the suspension of Hungary's European Union voting rights. The European Commission launched Article 7 proceedings against Poland a year ago that have yet to reach the European Parliament. "The European Parliament rightly stood up for the Hungarian people and for the EU".


Paul Manafort Reaches Plea Deal With Special Counsel Robert Mueller

14 Sep, 2018

The charges were filed in a criminal information, a document that suggests a deal has been reached. Kathleen Manafort, wife of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, arrives prior to a pre-trial hearing for Paul Manafort ahead of his upcoming trial on a range of charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election at U.S.


Fury over Donald Trump dismissing Puerto Rico hurricane death toll

14 Sep, 2018

He said the toll was no greater than 18 when he visited the island past year and "did not go up by much". Stephen Colbert laid into President Donald Trump on The Late Show Thursday night after the commander in chief denied the death toll after the hurricanes in Puerto Rico as reported by his own government.


Pope orders investigation into U.S. bishop

14 Sep, 2018

The meeting at the Vatican in February is believed to be the first of its kind, and signals a realisation from the highest levels of the church that clerical abuse is a global problem. Moving priests who have been accused of child sex abuse is widely seen as a way to help them avoid facing any consequences. The summit was announced as Francis still works to recover from his botched handling of the sex abuse scandal in the Chilean church , sparked earlier this year when he repeatedly ...


Six killed, including gunman, in series of shootings in Bakersfield

13 Sep, 2018

According to the sheriff: The suspect left the area and went to a residence and confronted two more people, where he shot both of them. A woman and child where then carjacked by the suspect but managed to escape, Youngblood said. He told reporters about 10 to 15 minutes elapsed from the first shooting until the gunman killed himself, says CBS Bakersfield affiliate KBAK-TV. Asked if this was a mass shooting, the sheriff said " absolutely ".


Donald Trump Blames Hurricane Maria Death Toll On Democrats And "Old Age"

13 Sep, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency reportedly told the CBS News correspondent David Begnaud that it provided the water to the central government in response to Hurricane Maria in 2017, but it is unclear what kept the water from being distributed.


Mallya claims he met FM before leaving India, Arun Jaitley rubbishes charge

13 Sep, 2018

Fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya, wanted in India for his alleged role in a multi-crore bank loan fraud case, on Wednesday sought to drag Finance Minister Arun Jaitley into controversy by claiming that he met him before he left the country in 2016, which the minister called "factually false".


Typhoon Mangkhut path MAPPED: Where will Super Typhoon make landfall?

13 Sep, 2018

It could affect as many as 31.4 million people in the region, according to the United Nation's Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System . On this topic, Philippines disaster agency Executive Director Ricardo Jalad said, "residents in coastal areas must be evacuated by Thursday [today], when heavy rains are expected".


Sen. Mark Warner to vote against Brett Kavanaugh confirmation

13 Sep, 2018

The bedlam is unlikely to change any votes in the Senate. If the Senate confirms Kavanaugh, which still appears likely despite sharpening Democratic questions about his honesty, he will cement a five-member majority of Republican-appointed justices.


Ceremonies Across US Honor Victims of 9/11

12 Sep, 2018

More than 1,000 victims remain unidentified. Earlier in the morning, Trump sent out a series of tweets marking the date, including the comment "17 years since September 11th!" and praise for his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani , who was New York's mayor at the time.


Russia starts biggest war games since Soviet fall near China

12 Sep, 2018

Given the close proximity, the invitation of the Chinese and Mongolian militaries to take part is likely to be a diplomatic as much as a strategic move on the part of the Russians, given the fact that the massive scale of the exercises would have been seen as a threat had they not been involved.


Skripal poisoning suspects not criminals: Putin

12 Sep, 2018

We'll see soon. They are civilians of course. Putin called on the two men to appear in media to protest their innocence, saying he "wanted to address them directly". "Let's wait for that moment", Peskov told reporters. Of his call for the men to speak, he said, "It will be better for everyone. Maybe later. Next week, I think", he said.


South Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister

12 Sep, 2018

Cape Town (AFP) - South Africa's murder rate rose again a year ago, official statistics showed Tuesday, with over 20,000 killed across the country - about 57 a day - as police admitted they were struggling to keep control. 3,915 women and children were murdered, in total. "While this is good‚ one needs to look at [the figures] in conjunction with the decrease in the public reporting crimes to police".


Papadopoulos: 'My recollection differs' from Jeff Sessions on Russian Federation

12 Sep, 2018

Papadopoulos , a former foreign policy advisor for Trump's presidential campaign, had a hand in sparking the Russia probe after allegedly telling Downer - then Australia's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom - in London in 2016 that Russian officials had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton .


Putin's ally re-elected Moscow mayor amid pension protests

12 Sep, 2018

Demonstrations against plans to raise the retirement age in Russian Federation - from 60 to 65 for men and 55 to 60 for women - were held on 9 September. In Saint Petersburg, a largely young crowd of around 1,000 people shouted "shame" and held signs calling for Putin's resignation. Footage of a rally in Ulan-Ude, some 4,400 km (2734 miles) east of Moscow, showed protesters walking through the city holding red balloons escorted by the police.


Donald Trump's Upcoming Visit To Ireland Has Been Cancelled

12 Sep, 2018

The President's trip, planned for November 12th after Armistice Day commemorations in France, will not now happen. The Irish Green Party, which had strongly opposed Mr Trump's visit, described the cancellation as "erratic". And he pointed to the lack of a United States ambassador to Ireland for two years when he said: "I think it's time to try and get this relationship sorted".


Jalandhar Bishop Accused of Raping Kerala Nun Alleges Conspiracy

12 Sep, 2018

They have alleged that top police officials were trying to sabotage the probe. The present PILs have been filed alleging that despite the passage of nearly four weeks after the first PIL, no progress has been made in the investigation and that the Bishop was still not arrested.


Jailed ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Begum Kulsoom, dies in London

12 Sep, 2018

According to sources at London's Harley Street Clinic, she was placed on a ventilator last night as her health began deteriorating due to a problem in her lungs. She received a Master's degree in Urdu from Punjab University in 1970. She married Nawaz Sharif in April 1971. As a result, the family welcomed the military coup of 1977 which toppled Mr Bhutto's government and sent him to the gallows two years later following a controversial trial.


Pence: I'm confident no one on my staff wrote NYT column

11 Sep, 2018

Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has said Trump would be justified in using lie detectors to ferret out the anonymous essay writer. "But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis", the official wrote. We have outside counsel that will advise me accordingly, but I just have to tell you, Margaret, it's just not been my focus - and it's not the president's focus.


Even While Touting Own Accomplishments, Trump Can't Help But Jab Obama's Speech

11 Sep, 2018

As Obama spoke, Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One that he believed Sessions should investigate the identity of the author of an anonymous New York Times opinion piece that was sharply critical of his leadership, saying the essay was a "national security issue".


United States threatens the International Criminal Court with Sanctions, declares it already dead

11 Sep, 2018

In his first major public address since becoming national security adviser to President Trump, Ambassador John Bolton preemptively singled out the International Criminal Court , warning that its judges and prosecutors would be subject to travel restrictions, sanctions and criminal prosecution if it sought to investigate American citizens.


Brett Kavanaugh Discrimination Timeline: Racial Profiling Exposed?

11 Sep, 2018

Collins is a crucial swing vote in Kavanaugh's confirmation to the court, along with Alaska Sen. "I am very concerned since learning Brett Kavanaugh's views on guns, and how he would strike down any assault weapons ban", she explained - an opinion no doubt informed by her close reading of his opinions on the matter as well as her knowledge of precedents on the Second Amendment.



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