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by | April 19, 2017 | 09:49

Reluctant to put significant troops on the ground in Syria, the US for years has struggled to prevent Assad from strengthening his hold on power. Tillerson said defeating the Islamic State group remains the top focus. Tillerson, on the other hand, stressed that the air strike had the limited aim of deterring further use of chemical weapons. Tillerson stopped short of accusing Russian Federation of direct involvement in planning or carrying out the attack, saying he had not seen "any hard ...

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:49

In the aftermath of Vice President Mike Pence's visit to the Korean demilitarized zone, North Korea's deputy representative at the United Nations gave a stern warning to the world body. Abe said that it was a "matter of paramount importance for us to seek diplomatic efforts as well peaceable settlements of the issue". "We've moved beyond the failed dialogues of the past.

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:48

And the next areas to be targeted for cleanup: the internationally renowned street food hotspots Yaowarat (Chinatown) and Khao San Road. The Chief Adviser to Bangkok's Governor, Wanlop Suwandee , confirmed yesterday that Yaowarat and Khaosan Road were up next in the city's street food removal project.

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:48

But unusual things can happen when the pressure reaches its greatest intensity and there was certainly something odd about Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday . Chelsea will turn their immediate attention to Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham at Wembley before hosting Southampton in the league on April 25.

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:41

The attempt came hours before USA vice-president Mike Pence was due to arrive in Seoul at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia in what his aides said was a sign of the U.S. Speaking after North Korea's latest missile test, which USA officials called a failure, H.R. McMaster said, "I think there's an global consensus now, including-including the Chinese and the Chinese leadership-that this is a situation that just can't continue".

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:36

The slim victory of 51.4% was ruled valid by Turkey's electoral body. Erdogan on Monday will chair a cabinet and security meeting at his presidential palace that could extend the nine-month state of emergency brought in after last July's failed coup.

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:35

If May seriously believes that an election victory will improve her negotiating position in Britain, she is making a mistake. On top of that, May - who was appointed prime minister by her fellow Conservatives after David Cameron's resignation - had been facing the prospect of a national election in May 2020, which would have been just 15 months after the U.K.'s scheduled withdrawal from the European Union, a point at which the pain of Brexit is likely to be felt far more acutely than any ...

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:31

If someone thinks it's normal for Chelsea to win the title, we started as underdogs after 10th place last season. Young was as proud of the display as he was to captain United for the first time, saying "every man was fantastic from start to finish" as his side stylishly ended a frustrating run of home draws.

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:31

At a joint news conference after the talks with Lavrov , Tillerson acknowledged "there is a low level of trust between our two countries", a viewpoint that both Putin and Trump echoed in comments at different times on Wednesday. He called the USA military action "genius", and stated that Xi, too, "was OK with it". "The world's two foremost nuclear powers can not have this kind of relationship", Tillerson said.

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:31

President Trump joins children at a craft table during the 139th Easter Egg Roll. Trump then said he would join the festivities with the crowd after an event with USA servicemembers. Later, when ABC News reportedly pressed Trump on his next move on the Korean Peninsula, he said, "You'll see". "We're going to have a lot of people and their going to have a great time".

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:27

Haley also mentioned cases of torture in Burundi and Myanmar's crackdown on ethnic Rohingyas as human rights concerns. Russian deputy United Nations envoy Yevgeny Zagainov said human rights issues should be brought before the UN's Human Rights Council, which Washington accuses of being anti-Israel and has threatened to quit.

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:25

However, he added, "Erdogan has ruled with a narrow victory before". Global observers cited flaws in Sunday's (16 April) controversial referendum in Turkey, while European leaders urged reconciliation in a divided country and warned Ankara of its commitments on the death penalty.

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:24

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed Washington's "disappointed" at Russia's hostile reaction to airstrikes on a Syrian airbase on Friday. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu today played down concerns of a rift with Russian Federation over Ankara's support for the strike, saying Turkey was committed to the cease-fire mechanisms it has developed with Russian Federation for Syria .

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:14

The allegations that Nunes mishandled classified data were prompted by his unusual press conference describing intelligence documents. But Nunes had refused to step aside even as the committee's top Democrat, Rep. Libowitz says the group is encouraged by the House Ethics Committee launching an investigation. "This is an internal matter for the House", he said. "DEVIN-NUNES-.pdf">complaint with the ethics office asking that Nunes be investigated for "the unauthorized disclosure of classified ...

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:13

In council elections we are winning seats week in, week out. She said: "If the market is taking the view that it is better the devil you know and with the odds massively in Theresa May's favour that she will win this election, we could see the pound catch a bid as we lead up to 8 June, and our 1.30 forecast for GBP/USD doesn't seem that outlandish".

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:12

As a result, there is a sense of unease that the spread between 10-year and 2-year United States bond yields has now shrunk to 1.01 percentage, the smallest gap since the election. Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a snap election in June. The Fixed-Term Parliaments Act sets the general election date as the first Thursday in May every five years, meaning 2020 is the next expected contest.

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:09

The British currency has jumped to its highest level in half a year on the news that the country will hold an election that's likely to strengthen the government's mandate in its Brexit talks. However, the ICM/Guardian poll found that around three in five respondents said May was right to call an election. It would also grant her government crucial time to negotiate a trade deal with the bloc - all before voters get another chance to express their views at the ballot box.

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:09

While property values rose by a healthy margin in the first three months of the year, market characteristics have begun to intensify as buyers from across the Greater Toronto Area increasingly entered the region, placing a significant strain on inventory.

by | April 19, 2017 | 09:06

Political experts say the calling of a snap election is a shrewd decision by Mrs May, who could capitalise on the current weakness of rival parties. Britain's second female Prime Minister Theresa May could learn a lesson or two from Sussex man - and woman.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:59

President Donald Trump nominated Gorsuch on January 31, and the Senate Judiciary Committee held four days of hearings beginning March 20. "Together we are in a process of reviewing and renewing and also rebuilding our country", Trump said.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:57

This led to hectic consultations among the various ministers, which went on late into the night, even as Dinakaran rushed to Bengaluru to meet his aunt Sasikala, who is serving time in jail there upon her conviction in a disproportionate assets case.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:56

Hundreds of demonstrators marched in a central neighbourhood, clanking pots and pans and chant. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). A supporter of the "no" vote lights a flare during a protest in Istanbul, against the referendum outcome, Monday, April 17, 2017.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:54

Historian and professor Dr. David Campbell will speak about the Battle of Vimy Ridge at Government House Tuesday at 7 p.m. Vimy also wasn't the first choice for Canada's First World War memorial. An ocean away from home, spilling their blood on a remote ridge in the muddied battlefields of northern France a century ago, many would argue that Canadians earned nationhood.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:54

The IMD said rainfall during the four-month monsoon season starting June will be 96 per cent of the long-period average and that its first assessment suggests a 38 per cent probability for a near-normal rainfall within 96 and 104 per cent of the average.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:53

During a press conference at noon on Tuesday, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said a tipster spotted Stephens' auto in the parking lot of a McDonald's near Erie, and called police. Beech Brook, a behavioural health facility in a Cleveland suburb where Stephens had worked since 2008, said in a statement on Tuesday that Stephens had shown no cause for alarm.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:53

Both men are suspected Islamic radicals, according to the Paris prosecutors' office, which is leading the investigation. Molins said Merabet had in recent days tried to send a video to the Islamic State group to claim "allegiance or responsibility" for a potential attack.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:53

It is the top USA state for per-capita foreign direct investment from Japan, including higher-technology and better-paying manufacturing jobs, said Victor Smith, Pence's commerce secretary, when he led the state. Nobody's ever seen such a positive response on our behalf from China", he said. Lavrov's comments come after President Trump's authorization of a strike on a Syrian airbase two weeks ago caused a flurry of speculation that North Korea might also face military action in response ...

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:53

A blanket of colorful chocolate eggs covered the grass field of Roosevelt Park on Saturday as children and adults excitedly joined the Easter weekend event. More than 100,000 Easter eggs were scattered along the beaches here for the Great Egg Hunt Saturday afternoon. Tsoureki paschalino, or Greek Easter bread, is dotted with eggs dyed red to symbolize Christ's blood.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:50

But "The Night Of" star and "Girls" guest star dished it back, and did not go easy on Corden. " James and I are from the same place on the map", he joked, "that's how I know he just stole Graham Norton's act", before adding that the late-night talkshow host also copied Ellen DeGeneres.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:49

Government spokesman Numan Kurtulmus made the announcement Monday, saying the extension would come into effect from April 19, when the previous state of emergency was to expire. The Turkish parliament approved on April 18 a three-month extension of a state of emergency that was declared after a failed coup attempt previous year.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:47

Bradley testified that Hernandez took out a gun and opened fire on the men's auto at a stoplight two hours after the nightclub encounter. To undermine the claim that Hernandez had a drink spilled on him , Baez clung to a photo of Hernandez posing with a fan at Cure, as well as testimony from the man in the picture and another frequent patron of the bar.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:47

During the daily White House press briefing, Spicer incorrectly claimed on Tuesday that Hitler didn't use chemical weapons during World War II. "Spicer managed to make Assad look good", Stern argued, noting after Spicer made those remarks, the conversation shifted focus from the atrocities committed by Assad's regime.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:47

If the top candidate gets more than 50%, they win outright; if no one gets more than 50%, the top two candidates will face off in a runoff. "It was absolutely important to win this seat, and we think that this victory sends a very important message", said Jack Pandol, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:47

Herrera shadowed Hazard in a tactical plan by United manager Jose Mourinho that limited the effectiveness of Chelsea's main attacking threat. Herrera was well aware of his job to man mark Eden Hazard from the off, but on one of his rare runs forward he produced one of the passes of the season.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:46

Opposition parties also pointed out that the electoral commission had accepted ballots without official stamps on them, which may easily allow for fraud. Parliament opened its doors yesterday after a brief break during the constitutional amendment referendum process as the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) held its first weekly group meeting.