by | April 16, 2017 | 07:37

Russia, Iran and Syria want an independent investigation and those opposed to the call "don't have a clear conscience", Lavrov said. Moscow has warned against putting the blame on Damascus until an independent inquiry is conducted and vetoed a proposed United Nations resolution on the attack, saying it failed to mention the need to inspect the affected area.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:30

In keeping with past patterns, the 15-member council reacted in a press statement and "strongly condemned" the firing of a ballistic missile on Wednesday. "I think the president has been quite clear", Tillerson told CBS' "Face the Nation." "Assad signed the chemical weapons treaty ban". It was also a message that the nation is serious about enforcing a 2013 agreement , brokered by President Obama, requiring Syria to surrender its chemical stockpile under the scrutiny of Russian forces - ...

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:31

Rouhani said Trump, despite his campaign promises on countering terrorism, in his first move has pleased terrorists in the Arab country and they are applauding him for the strike. Haley's comments came after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told lawmakers he would look into stepping up sanctions on both countries, whose leadership supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who United States officials say is responsible for a chemical weapons attack against civilians last week.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:30

North Korea is ratcheting up already high tensions with a new display of military firepower, CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports. "No nation in the world develops missiles and shows the real thing during a parade, it's just too risky", Markus Schiller, a weapons expert with ST Analytics, told CNN that parades always involve "mock-ups".

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:22

Francis plans to visit Egypt in the near future visit in what he called a solidarity visit with the Coptic Christian community. Rev. Danial Maher, of the Tanta church, lost his 23-year-old son, Beshoy, who was among six deacons killed in the attack.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:14

North Korea has started a massive parade in Pyongyang to mark the 105th birthday of its founding father, Kim Il Sung, and trumpet the leadership of third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un. Earlier, there were speculations that the Pyongyang regime could conduct a nuclear or missile test on the founder's day to further provoke the U.S.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:11

United States officials claim that the suspected chemical incident in the town of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib Province, which reportedly left over 80 people dead on April 4, had been launched from the military site. "We wouldn't have the will, because morally, this is not acceptable". It is a very big message to the United States of America and its allies that they will not be bullied by Donald Trump and his policies towards Syria over the previous weeks.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:09

That means they are now closed until the end of the school holidays. Landslides and road closures were seen on the country's northeast coast, and thousands of residents were without power. Just days into the recovery efforts from heavy rainfall and flooding resulting from the remnants of ex-Cyclone Debbie, New Zealand is bracing for another severe weather event.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:08

Pakistan says Jadhav was arrested in Balochistan past year, but India alleges he was "kidnapped" in Iran. India has been claiming that Jadhav was abducted in Iran. "Let me state clearly that the government and the people of India would view very seriously the possibility that an innocent Indian citizen is facing death sentence in Pakistan without due process and in violation of basic norms of law, justice and global relations", she said.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:03

Debate, which will range over the key issues of unemployment and the economy, and immigration and security, could be heated, French media have suggested. It said Fillon would get 17.5 percent of first-round votes, while far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon was seen getting 15 percent, above 10 percent for Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon.

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:03

US President Donald Trump ordered cruise missile strikes on an airbase in Syria last week, after his administration accused Russian Federation of trying to cover up Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's role in the chemical weapons attack. And Trump-who had decried U.S. military intervention overseas throughout his election campaign and had tweeted in all caps to former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2013, "Do not attack Syria ...if you do, many very bad things will happen"-seemed to turn on a ...

by | April 16, 2017 | 07:01

He was confirmed for the court April 7 in a 54-45 vote. But the public event at the White House , which was attended by all eight other justices and several conservative activists, was an opportunity for Trump to wring maximum public credit from Gorsuch's confirmation.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:59

It's no surprise airlines would want to beef up the incentives for customers they need to bump from flights. In an effort to prevent the crew from bumping a seated, paying passenger, the seat dispute will now be settled ahead of boarding. TEXAS-A Canadian man says he was stung by a scorpion while travelling in business class on a United Airlines flight. "This is one of our initial steps in a review of our policies to deliver the best customer service", Schmerin said.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:56

The U.S. military is defending its use of the biggest conventional bomb ever deployed on the battlefield to take out a cave complex in an area where most of the ISIS fighters in Afghanistan were believed to be hiding. The Site Intelligence Group, which tracks extremist organizations, reported Friday on a statement from the Afghan Taliban condemning the USA for its "terrorist" attack.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:57

The attacks in the Nile Delta cities of Tanta and Alexandria followed a Cairo church bombing in December and came weeks before a planned visit by Catholic Pope Francis meant to show support for Egypt's Christian minority. Isil claimed responsibility and threatened further attacks on the community. Pope Francis, who is due in Cairo on April 28-29, offered prayers for the victims.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:56

The comments came after North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un put on a massive show of strength with a military parade in the country's capital which highlighted the rogue state's intercontinental ballistic missiles on Saturday. North Korean women wave and cheer as they look toward their leader Kim Jong Un during a military parade Saturday. Kim, a 30-something leader who took power in late 2011, emphasizes nuclear weapons as the foundation of his national defense strategy.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:48

The Syrian Democratic Forces have continued to advance toward the city, clearing an area "where the enemy remains completely isolated", Air Force Col. The advances come as the SDF, a coalition of forces of mainly Kurdish elements, announced the fourth phase of the Raqqa campaign days ago aimed at isolating the ISIS capital from the north.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:45

Lavrov blasted USA claims that it has "irrefutable evidence" of election interference. Still, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said there could be " no doubt " that Assad's troops were behind the attack, and autopsies have showed that sarin gas was used.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:34

Such a cool night at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with their newest induction ceremony that went down last night at the Barclays Center in NY! He didn't perform, but he did join his former bandmates onstage for a speech . Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams spoke in honour of Nile Rodgers , a legendary producer and songwriter who has worked with a who's-who list of musical greats, including Madonna , Diana Ross, David Bowie , Daft Punk and Lady Gaga.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:33

But links between Trump associates and Russian officials have drawn particular scrutiny amid an FBI investigation into whether these parties cooperated in attempting to sink the campaign of Trump's presidential rival, Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:27

Stunned election officials processed the hardliner's paperwork on Wednesday. "It was an organised mutiny against the Iran's ruling system", said Soroush Farhadian, a Tehran-based analyst who backs reformists. The memory of the 2009 unrest is thought to have sparked Ayatollah Khamenei's comments in September. Khamenei's office did not issue any immediate reaction to Ahmadinejad's attempt to run.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:27

Organizers said they stuck with the traditional tax-deadline date of April 15 for the marches because as a Saturday it would draw more attendance, even though this year's income tax filing deadline was pushed back to Tuesday. Trump was not in the city during the demonstration; he is again spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. "And we know where he's hiding it: not in a safe, not in a vault".

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:27

MSF said two of their ships, Aquarius and Prudence, had rescued about 1,000 people in nine boats. Due to the insecurity and chaos, immigrants depart from Libya though the Mediterranean towards Europe in rickety boats, many of whom drown on the way.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:25

He called Fisher "my beloved space twin" and said they were also great friends off-screen. Johnson told Good Morning America , "It's something that is absolutely going to be addressed". Her character's name is Rose. Does it refer to Luke working with Rey? But it's her onscreen legacy that will remain for decades to come, he said. Johnson compares to Luke as unlikely hero.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:26

With only 19 days to go before the first round of the election, the debate will give challengers like conservative Francois Fillon an opportunity to close the gap on centrist Macron and far-right leader Le Pen. A political showman who excoriates establishment politicians with his rapid-fire discourse, Melenchon was seen by pollsters as the most convincing performer in the four-hour TV debate Tuesday night that was watched by more than 6 million people.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:17

She says women sometimes face a double standard on pay negotiation, and usually are not expected to negotiate. Then-presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpIvanka Trump tweets support for Equal Pay Day Trump administration reviewing "extreme vetting" policies: report Don't give Michael Flynn immunity - lock him up MORE also supported equal pay, but he did not address how he would implement the change in policy.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:16

At least 39 people have been killed after explosions struck a convoy of buses carrying Syrian evacuees. Mr Afandar said people had not been "pressured" to remain on buses amid reported disagreements between regime and rebel negotiators over the evacuation of fighters.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:13

But of the broadcast networks, NBC was the only one to mention the breaking news. What is clear is that the meeting with Planned Parenthood - and whatever information Trump took away from it - did not sway her father's administration, which has since targeted the organization.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:11

Trump, who last week ordered airstrikes on a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack, was asked Wednesday if Syria could have launched the attack without Russia's knowledge. "And we will insist on it". President Trump said Wednesday that relations with Russian Federation "may be at an all-time low" following Syria's use of chemical weapons last week and the USA airstrike that followed.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:09

John Culhane, a professor at Widener University Delaware Law School, said he thought Rice could have a credible libel lawsuit against Trump . "It's such an important story for our country and the world". The reaction on social media suggests people are beginning to take this story more seriously, suggesting Watergate may pale in comparison. According to Eli Lake of Bloomberg, Rice "requested the identities of U.S.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:10

Neil Gorsuch (L) attends the swearing-in ceremony as the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States , on April 10, 2017 . "And I promise that I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great nation". During his confirmation hearing, Gorsuch said his work for the Justice Department should be seen as representing the views of his client - the government - rather than his own.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:07

Lavrov said the investigation should also be widened to include experts from many nations. Sergei Lavrov and Ahmet Uzumcu, director-general of the OPCW. "It is essential to prevent such acts as the events in Khan Sheikhoun in [the] future". The trio was meeting after an April 4 chemical incident in Syria's Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Governorate and the subsequent United States strike at an airbase in Homs Governorate.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:05

The close scheduling of these executions is unprecedented in modern USA history. Rutledge, the state's attorney general, filed an appeal Saturday with the Arkansas Supreme Court seeking to have Griffen's order vacated and have him removed from the case.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:01

SEOUL, April 16 (Reuters) - A North Korean missile "blew up nearly immediately" on its test launch on Sunday, the U.S. Pacific Command said, hours before U.S. To military analysts scrutinizing North Korea's broadcast of the parade, the most noteworthy element seemed to be three types of long-range ballistic missiles, one of them apparently new.

by | April 16, 2017 | 05:54

But the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that the deadly gas contamination was caused by the explosion of chemical weapons produced and stored by the rebels, after Syrian aircraft bombed the area. Russian Federation maintains a close political and military alliance with President Assad's government and has been accused of supporting its attacks against Syrians opposed to Assad's rule - something Moscow adamantly denies.