Monday August 21-st, 2017

Iraqi Forces Launch Operation to Seize ISIS' Last Mosul Enclave Iraqi Forces Launch Operation to Seize ISIS' Last Mosul Enclave

Army Capt. Devan Zimmerman said the U.S. -led coalition had already provided a significant amount of air and artillery strikes Saturday morning. There have also been reports that members of an Iraqi interior ministry special forces unit tortured...

State Calls in Turkish Ambassador Over Violence Against Protesters

Turkey regards the Syrian force as an arm of the Kurdistan Workers' Party , or PKK, which Ankara and Washington have both listed as a terrorist group. Witnesses described what happened at the scene. "Someone was beating me in the head nonstop", sh...

Award-winning Turkish novelist says Turkey turned into a concentration camp Award-winning Turkish novelist says Turkey turned into a concentration camp

Turkey says its crackdown is targeting supporters of a exiled Muslim cleric it blames for the coup attempt. Ahead of his trip to Brussels, Mr Erdogan said it was up to Brussels to decide whether it wants Turkey as a member of the bloc. One man was ...

Jared Kushner Sought Back Channel With Russians... Say Russians

Kislyak told higher-ups in Moscow that Kushner suggested the proposal in a meeting at Trump Tower - which former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn also attended - in December, the Washington Post reported , citing United States officials bri...

Supreme Court travel ban case could test Trump's reach Supreme Court travel ban case could test Trump's reach

Shortly afterward, the White House made revisions to it, including dropping Iran from the list, after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate the ban. Should the panel of judges in that case decide for the government, signifyin...

Man tried to bite flight attendant, jumped from plane Man tried to bite flight attendant, jumped from plane

A flight attendant stood up to stop Sein and told him to return to his seat. Two passengers left their seats to help. According to a federal criminal complaint , Sein got up after the fasten-seatbelt sign illuminated and attempted to bite a flight...

Former S.Korean president denies charges in court

Choi Soon-sil was also present at the hearing. This was Park's first public appearance in the 53 days that she's been detained. Prosecutors have alleged that Park and Choi have together made tens of millions of dollars for themselves. The 120,000 p...

Manchester attack: Who was the suspect Salman Abedi?

Members of the local Libyan community expressed surprise that the young man they knew as a quiet and withdrawn son of a devoutly religious family was responsible for the attack. The terror threat remains at "critical", the highest level, as some 1,00...

Israeli, Palestinian leaders agree on two-state solution, differ on Jerusalem Israeli, Palestinian leaders agree on two-state solution, differ on Jerusalem

Israel has no diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia despite informal ties on certain levels, particularly around shared concerns over Iran. "The president's surprising decision to embark on this trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Palestinian Au...

Father, Brother of Manchester Bomber Arrested in Libya

British authorities identified Abedi as the bomber responsible for the attack in Manchester on Monday. A vigil was held in Manchester s Albert Square on Tuesday evening as a show of support for victims and their families. "Clearly this was a pr...

USA diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea USA diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

Speaking at a news briefing in Beijing , Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton said China understood that the USA viewed the North Korea situation as an urgent "time-limited problem set". Satellite imag...

Trump arrives at European Union Headquarters Trump arrives at European Union Headquarters

President and myself - that we have a common position, common opinions about Russian Federation", said Tusk , who said unity needed to be found around values like freedom and human rights and dignity. "All over the world they're talking about it...

India opens longest bridge on border with China India opens longest bridge on border with China

The Prime Minister congratulated the Assam Government for the construction of the bridge and said it will be named after Assam's beloved singer, Bhupen Hazarika . "The biggest challenge faced by the country is unemployment and thanks to this gover...

Trump ruffles feathers by calling Germans Trump ruffles feathers by calling Germans "bad" _ on trade

In the wake of the "barbaric" Manchester bombing, Mr Trump said two per cent was a "bare minimum" and that this should be increased to allow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to "stop terrorism in its tracks". In recent years, the country has draw...

G7 leaders brace for clash with Trump on trade

Most of the tens of thousands of migrants rescued at sea annually make their first landfall in Sicily - although not during the G-7 summit, due to a temporary ban on landings. The summit, being held near Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, is t...

Trump administration formally launches NAFTA renegotiation

Through these negotiations, the United States seeks to support higher-paying jobs in the United States and to grow the USA economy by improving US opportunities to trade with Canada and Mexico. "Congress and the Administration must work hand-in-han...

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

President Trump's infamous handshakes are getting downright vicious, but courageous leaders of the world are starting to fight back. British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to press Trump on the issue when they meet later Thursday, after the...

Pak condemns honouring of Indian Army officer Gogoi Pak condemns honouring of Indian Army officer Gogoi

Few political parties were left irked with the Indian Army's decision, citing that Major Gogoi's measures against stone-pelters would only aggravate the situation in the Valley. As per the complaints, copies of which were retrieved by Firstpost , ...

Alleged Manchester bomber phoned mom before attack, said 'forgive me'

He said he is asking the Justice Department and other agencies to "launch a complete review of this matter". The national threat level remains at critical - the highest possible level - meaning another attack could be imminent. Ballons and flowers ...

23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say 23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

The CBO and the JCT anticipate that most healthy people applying for insurance in the nongroup market in those states would be able to choose between premiums based on their own expected health care costs (medically underwritten premiums) and...

White House says no evidence of Trump team collusion with Russians White House says no evidence of Trump team collusion with Russians

Dan Coats, the current USA director of national intelligence, declined to comment Tuesday on a Washington Post report that said the president had asked him to publicly deny any collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign. Mr. Coats ...

Venezuela sets date for delayed regional elections

A woman lies on the ground covered with a Venezuelan flag and a sign that reads in Spanish "This government represents death" during an anti-government protest demanding Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro open a so-called h. Maduro accuses the o...

Palestinians, Israel police clash at Jerusalem Old City gate

The holiest site in Judaism and the third-holiest in Islam, it is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and was taken from Jordan in the 1967 war. This evening, the state ceremony will take place on Ammunition Hill with Israeli President Reuven...

Dem wants to know if Trump pressed intel chiefs Dem wants to know if Trump pressed intel chiefs

The FBI investigation, which began in July, has scrutinized Trump associates including Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager; Carter Page, who was once listed as a foreign policy adviser to Trump; and former National Security Adviser Michae...

After being charged with allegedly assaulting reporter, Gianforte wins Montana House seat After being charged with allegedly assaulting reporter, Gianforte wins Montana House seat

Gianforte accountable", Quist said Thursday night. "I should not have treated that reporter that way". "Ben Jacobs", the congressman-elect continued. Gianforte had 50.6 percent of the vote to Quist's 43.5 percent, according to the Associated Press, w...

Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe - media reports Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe - media reports

The Post , citing unnamed sources, reported that Kushner was "being investigated because of the extent and nature of his interactions with the Russians". The committee also is seeking materials dating back almost four years to the Obama administrati...

OPEC Extends Oil Output Cut By 9 Months

An OPEC panel reviewing scenarios for the oil producer group's meeting next week is looking at the options in an attempt to drain inventories and support prices. The nine-month extension of the cuts - from output levels in October 2016 - was largely ...

Soldiers Try to Restore Order in Besieged Philippine City

Attention has also been focused on the kidnapping of a local priest and his parishioners who were taken hostage by the Maute group on Tuesday. The violence sent thousands of people fleeing and raised fears of extremists gaining traction in the countr...

Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words

The tycoon-turned-president also claimed that the Iranian government, which is now led by moderate President Hassan Rouhani , " speaks openly of mass murder " and vows death to Israel and the US. He'll serve another four years in the post. Also Mo...

House intel panel to issue subpoenas for Flynn material House intel panel to issue subpoenas for Flynn material

The intelligence was among the clues - which also included information about direct communications between Mr. Trump's advisers and Russian officials - that American officials received a year ago as they began investigating Russian attempts to disr...

Trump Says Joe Lieberman Leading Candidate for FBI Director

President Donald Trump is leaning toward tapping Joe Lieberman to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation and could announce his pick before he leaves for the Middle East on Friday, a White House official said . Lieberman's name emerged on Thur...

Syrians built crematorium at prison to dispose of bodies, Syria denies accusations Syrians built crematorium at prison to dispose of bodies, Syria denies accusations

Syria's government says it "categorically" denies the accusations of mass killings at the prison. The Foreign Ministry said the allegations are a "new Hollywood plot" to justify USA intervention in Syria. The Syrian regime , Jones said, "has t...

United Kingdom terror threat level raised to `critical´ following Manchester Arena atrocity United Kingdom terror threat level raised to `critical´ following Manchester Arena atrocity

London police said Wednesday they would be calling in the army to help guard key landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and foreign embassies. "Today we only know what British investigators have told us - someone of British...

Trump arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

Trump's visit to the Holy Sepulchre preceded his visit the Western Wall , one of Judaism's holiest sites. But in preparations for the visit, a junior USA official commented to Israelis that the site is "not your territory". Abbas visited Trump in...

Tensions in their past, Trump, Pope Francis to meet

He also said he would read the texts the Pope gave him. "It is hoped that there may be serene collaboration between the state and the Catholic Church in the United States, engaged in service to the people in the fields of health care, education and...

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