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US intelligence intercepted communications between Syrian military and chemical experts

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 US airstrike that followed. "If any doubts have appeared, then it's possible to carry out checks" by global investigators, said Putin, who compared the USA accusations to the faulty intelligence used to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Read More »

Rove warns Trump criticism of Obama 'will quickly become tiresome'

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Befriending a foreign leader over a round of golf is one thing; Turning Mar-a-Lago into an ad-hoc situation room, as occurred early this month when the President chose to launch an airstrike against Syria, is quite another. No, it's because there's simply no other way to have a fruitful conversation with a foreign person. Eric Trump also complained that politics is "mean". Read More »

General Election 2017: What the polls are predicting

With the Labour opposition weakened, May's gamble will probably pay off with an enhanced Conservative majority in Parliament - but it's unlikely to unite a country deeply split over the decision to quit the EU. "That's what I have always believed in, it's what I still believe and I still do it - as Prime Minister, as a constituency MP, I still go out and knock on doors in my constituency". Read More »

Oklahoma deputy dies after shooting, suspect arrested

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The suspect was identified as 45-year-old Nathan Aaron Leforce, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. He was flown by medical helicopter from the scene to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he died during surgery. LeForce was found in an outbuilding near Guthrie, where he surrendered to authorities, Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. John Vincent said. Local schools were placed on lockdown while authorities searched for LeForce. Read More »

Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94

United States forces did not say how many militants might have been killed, but Afghan defense officials put the number at 36. A Ministry of Defense official had said Friday that the number of dead could rise as officials assessed the bomb site in Achin district. Read More »

United Can End Season Strongly After Chelsea Win, Says Young

The league is open and we have a 50% [opportunity] to win the league. "We are lucky to have the pressure". The Spaniard was replaced by Kurt Zouma in Antonio Conte's three-man defence with Cesar Azpilicueta moving to the left wing-back position, and Chelsea's poor showing without Alonso indicates to ex-United captain Neville that the West London outfit require some signings at season's. Read More »

Park Geun-hye: Ex-South Korean president charged in corruption probe

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Her 18 criminal charges include demanding and receiving bribes, abuse of power, leaking state secrets and coercion, the Australian Financial Review reported . Her indictment comes as the country kicks off official campaigning for the May 9 presidential elections to choose her successor. Prosecutors also included third party bribery request charges over 8.9 billion won (US$7.9 million) in additional K-Sports Foundation funding that was demanded from SK chairperson Chey Tae-won but never ... Read More »

Trump admin. declines to brand China a currency manipulator

Additionally, US Department of the Treasury established a "monitoring list" of major trading partners that merit close attention to their currency practices. In fact, there is evidence to suggest China may be trying to prop up the Chinese currency to prevent capital outflows detrimental to the slowing Chinese economy. Read More »

Steve Stephens found dead inside vehicle in Erie, Pa.

Police would not speculate on what was behind the killing, but videos Stephens posted showed him talking about losing everything he had to gambling and trouble with his girlfriend. Williams lamented how the bloody end to the chase killed the chances of learning what drove Stephens to murder. Robert Goodwin Sr.Source: FacebookOn Monday, Godwin's family addressed Stephens in a video they uploaded to Facebook. Read More »

OIC backs strike of Palestinian prisoners in Israel

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A list of prisoner grievances, drafted two weeks ago, demands the end of solitary confinement and detention without trial. The protest was led by Barghouti, 58, a leader of the mainstream Fatah movement of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, serving five life terms after being convicted of murder in the killing of Israelis in a 2000-2005 uprising. Read More »

Pence: North Korea is 'getting the message'

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South Korea and Japan also endorsed the agreement at the time. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool). "The alliance between South Korea and the United States is ironclad", he said . "Despite the strong ties between the USA and Korea, we have to be honest about where our trade relationship is". Some economists have criticized the Trump administration's focus on trade deficits as a way of viewing USA economic ties with the rest of the world. Read More »

People mum on triple talaqare like criminals: Adityanath

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Some people are maintaining silence on this issue. Earlier, CM Adityanath voiced support against "triple talaq" and lashed out on those who are silent on the issue. Praising Chandrashekhar as a "true Socialist", Mr. Adityanath said,"His ideology was not as important to him as his country". Muslims in India, majority of them followers of Hanafi school of thought, are adamant on the invalid concurrent talaq and are fighting a case with women activists in the Supreme Court. Read More »

North Korea starts celebrating birthday of country's founder

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to stress close coordination between Tokyo and Washington over North Korea when he meets with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Tokyo. In his annual New Year's address, Kim said that North Korea's preparations for an ICBM launch have "reached the final stage". According to military analysts, these missiles could one day be capable of hitting targets as far as the continental United States. Read More »

Islamic State claims attack on Egypt police checkpoint

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The St. Catherine Cathedral in Sinai was established in 565 A.D.as a Greek Orthodox church and is one of the oldest in the world. The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine's Monastery in Sinai late Tuesday which authorities said killed one policeman and wounded four. Read More »

Most Americans don't trust President Trump

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Sixty-seven percent of those polled say corporations are not paying enough in taxes, compared to 19 percent who say they are paying their fair share and 9 percent who believe they are paying too much. Gallup's Jim Norman noted the more positive assessments of Trump in February came as he started his presidency with a flurry of executive orders and Cabinet appointments. Read More »

We won't consider OSCE report on referendum: Erdogan

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He said that Turkey did not "see, hear or acknowledge" the observer mission's reports and accused some European countries of showing more opposition to the constitutional changes than Turkey's own opposition parties . In an address to legislators from his ruling party on Tuesday, Binali Yildirim said the people had voted to switch from a parliamentary to a presidential system, adding: the "opposition should not speak after the people have spoken". Read More »

Jadhav will not be executed immediately: Pakistan minister

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Asked whether the sentence could be linked to the disappearance of a retired Pakistani military officer - Lt Col Habib Zahir - in Lumbini, Nepal, Baglay said he had "no information" about the case. He said Pakistan can not be blamed "if the trial in the Mumbai attacks had not been fast [enough]". New Delhi has alleged that Pakistan ignored 13 requests for consular access to Mr Jadhav. Read More »

Multi-state search targets suspect in Facebook video murder

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Police said Sunday night that Stephens "may be out of state at this time", and called on residents in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and MI to be vigilant. He also posted several Facebook Live videos bragging about an unconfirmed claim that he'd killed at least a dozen other people. The video of the shooting was first reported at 12:59 p.m., his videos were taken down and his account was disabled at 1:22 p.m., according to Facebook. Read More »

Thwarted attack rattles France days before presidential vote

The National Front (FN) leader promised to tighten France's borders and crack down on immigration, adding that "behind mass immigration, there is terrorism". "Keep the fire of rebellion burning inside you", he urged. Macron also paints himself as an anti-establishment figure - seeking to bury the traditional left-right spectrum that has governed France for decades. Read More »