by | April 26, 2017 | 07:32

But "the final neighbourhoods will be the most hard to recapture, especially the Old City and the remaining neighbourhoods in northwestern Mosul", Martin said. Iraq's federal police moved forces 200 metres deeper into the Old City, getting closer to al-Nuri mosque, a statement said. - November 23: Shiite-dominated paramilitary units known as the Hashed al-Shaabi say they have cut IS supply lines between Mosul and the jihadists' Syrian stronghold Raqa, 400 kilometres (250 miles) to the west.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:29

The new carrier is slightly larger than the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, constructed by the Soviet Union as a Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier and refitted by the Chinese. The main body of the carrier has been completed, with equipment of the the major systems installed. The country is still in its initial stage of industrialization, and there will be many technical obstacles that stand in the way of a buildup of aircraft carriers, the article said.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:31

He said he chose the mural's location - across the street from an elementary school Michelle Obama once attended on the city's South Side - because " I wanted a mural that would serve as an inspiration for the young ladies on Chicago's South Side and young ladies everywhere".

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:28

The 49-page order from US District Judge William Orrick was a temporary ruling in a lawsuit targeting the president's executive order, signed in January, to hold back funds for cities that limit their cooperation with US immigration authorities.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:27

The work is different from the fix work already in process, a spokesman said. Nearly two weeks ago, a disabled NJ transit train caused two-hour delays throughout the evening commute. The latest problems have prompted some critics to press the MTA to wrest control of Penn Station from Amtrak. Back at Penn Station Tuesday evening, Grace Marin, 47, who was trying to get home to Long Beach, admitted that her commute was ruined.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:17

The summit panel's discussion had started with something of a jolt, as the moderator, journalist Miriam Meckel, asked Trump to clarify what her role was at the summit - and whether she was representing the US, her father, or her business interests.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:08

Almost 47 million voters will decide whether to back a pro-EU centrist newcomer, a scandal-ridden veteran conservative who wants to slash public spending, a far-left eurosceptic admirer of Fidel Castro or to appoint France's first woman president who would shut borders and ditch the euro.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:07

Department of Agriculture's budget. Because of the delay, he needs to hit the ground running. Perdue, who served two terms as governor of Georgia, grew up on a farm, trained as a veterinarian and worked in his family's agribusinesses. During Monday's remarks to the Senate , Chairman Roberts noted six former secretaries of agirculture representing presidents from both parties voiced support for Perude, along with 700 agriculture and food industry groups.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:04

But according to Mr. MacNaughton, the current trade rules favor the U.S. industry. Ben says if by chance Canada opts to bring in more American dairy, that could actually put the Canadian dairy industry in jeopardy. The Dairy Farmers of Canada also updated its brand strategy to assist consumers in detecting American ingredients. "We're going to have to get to the negotiating table with Canada very, very quickly".

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:02

However, his extraordinary story was contradicted by his wife's Fitbit exercise monitor, which revealed that she was active for nearly an hour after her husband claimed that she had been shot dead. CNN's calls and e-mails to his attorney have not been returned. Dabate told investigators that the intruder tied him to a chair and burned him with a torch.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:00

The ANZAC gun salute was given by 212 Battery, Royal Artillery. The opening prayer and Christian commemoration was led by Reverend Dr Andrew Cheah of St. "ANZAC Day is not the anniversary of a great victory, but it commemorates the triumph of the human spirit", he said in a video message posted on Facebook .

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:58

On Tuesday, the USA and South Korean navies conducted a joint drill in Korean waters involving a member of the Carl Vison Strike Group - the USS Wayne Meyer, which is equipped with the Aegis missile defense system to shoot down North Korean projectiles.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:53

Trump said at a Holocaust remembrance event at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on April 25 that "those who want to erase the Holocaust are an accomplice to this terrible evil". "Do you remember when Trump sent the Federal Bureau of Investigation to arrest the ADL's Jew prank call hoaxer?" We will bear witness. Theodora Klayman, 79, a retired ESL teacher who was born in what today is Croatia, had a hard time squaring Trump's latest words with his campaign speeches, which, ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:52

Whether it's a storage area or what, it's not your average home that's going in", said Harvey, adding she has no opinion on using marijuana as medicine. Only 33 percent believe that it should still be kept illegal, which is a 3 percent drop from previous year. That is one of the concerns the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police have with the bill.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:53

The government will shut down Friday at midnight if Congress can not agree on a spending bill. The president said he was open to delaying funding for construction of the wall until September in a meeting with a group of reporters at the White House Monday evening.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:52

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The upper Midwest timber industry is welcoming the Trump administration's announcement that it's imposing tariffs averaging 20 percent on softwood lumber entering the United States from Canada. "This means that imports are essential for the construction of affordable new homes and to make improvements on existing homes", MacDonald said. He added that those duties will be collected starting Tuesday and retroactively going back 90 days.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:51

He may be able to replace Andrew Toles eventually in left field. He made his professional debut soon after with the Arizona League Dodgers and hit.210 in 195 plate appearances. In short, if the Dodgers call up Bellinger now he will have one less year of team controlled, cheap contract (something the Dodgers may not have to worry about).

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:47

But although Ivanka Trump did resign from managing her company to take a new role in the White House, she still retained ownership stake in the business. The boost in the first daughter's appeal has been such that her Chinese lawyers are now filing several trademark applications in her name in a bid to stop hundreds of copycat Chinese companies cashing-in on her brand.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:46

Final voting figures from the weekend's first round had put frontrunner Mr Macron top with 23.7 per cent share of the vote and Ms Le Pen, the far-right candidate, just behind on 21.5 per cent. Head-to-head: Emmanuel Macron will meet Marine Le Pen in the runoff. Jean-Marie Pen told France Inter radio on Tuesday that he would have done a "Trump-style" campaign that would have been "very aggressive against those who are responsible for the country's decadency".

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:44

China has warned against moving the missile defense system into place, arguing that it is not likely to help deter North Korea and could be seen as a provocation by the U.S. North Korea often also marks significant dates by displaying its military capability. Pyongyang launched a missile one day after the 105th birthday of late founder Kim Il Sung on April 15.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:41

Former British finance minister George Osborne, a Conservative who is a key opponent of Brexit, also said yesterday he was quitting Parliament, but would "go on fighting" for Britain as editor of London's Evening Standard newspaper. She said on Tuesday she had "reluctantly" come to the decision to call for an early election because of political division in Westminster, criticising opposition parties for trying to thwart her plans for leaving the EU.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:39

In an exchange late Monday with conservative media gathered at the White House, the president said, according to Breitbart News: "We love Canada, wonderful people, wonderful country, but they have been very good about taking advantage of us through NAFTA".

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:39

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and New Zealand Justice Minister Amy Adams were among those paying tribute to the World War I dead on the peninsula. Nearly an hundred years to the day, in 1917, he fell at the Battle of Polygon Wood on the Western Front. Those first Anzacs came from all walks of life, from every profession and corner of New Zealand.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:36

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], April 22 (ANI): The Syrian Government has retained an unspecified amount of chemical weapons and dispersed its aircraft after a US cruise-missile attack this month, United States Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:34

Chaffetz and Cummings have been probing a US$45,000 speech that Flynn gave to the Russia-backed media network RT in December 2015. Seeking information on payments made to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn by Turkish and Russian interests, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform wrote a letter to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in March.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:32

The phishing scam works like this: You click on the coupon posted to Facebook and it takes you to what looks like an official Lowe's page. In 2015, a similar offer for $100 off a Lowe's purchase circulated throughout social media, imitating other schemes involving Costco, Amazon and Home Depot.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:25

As a state representative, she said, the sanctuary cities bill strikes a personal note for her after her father came to the United State illegally from Mexico more than 40 years ago. 'The last alternative I thought I could turn to was prayer'. "We want to encourage community policing efforts, and this will have a detrimental effect on this efforts here in our state".

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:23

The museum will also unveil a new research center during Trump's appearance, a forum that will include details records and artifacts donated by Jews who were persecuted by Hitler during the Holocaust. President Trump pledged to "confront anti-Semitism" at a Holocaust remembrance ceremony on Tuesday. Survivors say the center's holdings are critical to preserving the reality of the Holocaust.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:20

There is a slight crack in the unified wall this time around: The far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon is refusing to endorse Macron. Strategists at French bank Credit Agricole said their positioning measures showed the euro had been bought for most of the last week, suggesting that many players had already closed previous short bets against the currency.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:21

There's a definite chill in the air over Lincolnshire thanks to an arctic blast dominating the east coast - and it has even brought snow to the county. Really, it's the night time temperatures that are going to be quite cold. The Met Office said that during next week, the brightest and driest weather will be in the west, they expect it to spread to the country.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:14

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command said Thursday its forces had recaptured 60% of the western flank of Mosul from Islamic State militants. US-backed Iraqi forces launched their offensive to reclaim western Mosul in February and have already taken back more than half of it.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:10

At least one police officer and three suspects have been killed, and at least nine arrests have been made, according to local officials and Brazilian media, which adds that all of those arrested are Brazilian. "In a moment we heard non-stop banging for an hour, during that time there were five grenades", local resident Alejandro Anisim said. Some 50 gunmen with explosives and heavy arms left the city of Ciudad del Este looking like a warzone after a two-hour overnight assault on a security ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:12

Timochenko, the FARC's top leader, signed the communiqué in which Venezuela's opposition to paramilitarism in Colombia is compared to a guerrilla effort to discredit those opposed to the Maduro regime. "I'm staying here until 6 p.m". The executive rejected on his Twitter account a statement by ICHR to justify and encourage actions of violence promoted by Venezuelan opposition sectors that insists on such actions in the country.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:09

The new sanctions freeze assets and prevent USA entities from doing business with 271 employees of a Syrian government agency tasked with producing non-conventional weapons. The sanctions follow a cruise missile strike ordered by President Trump against a Syrian airbase where the chemical attack was believed to have originated.

by | April 26, 2017 | 06:11

Earlier, US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test the US, adding his country's "era of strategic patience" with Pyongyang was over. Pyongyang is on a quest to develop a long-range missile capable of hitting the USA mainland with a nuclear warhead, and has so far staged five nuclear tests - two of them a year ago.