The elite CTS special forces are also fighting the IS militants in several nearby neighbourhoods, as they have been advancing closer to the western edge of Mosul's densely populated old city centre, where hundreds of thousands of civilians are believed to still be trapped under the IS rule.
Turkey :During a ceremony held in Istanbul, Erdogan slammed German authorities for not taking action against neo-Nazi groups, who have started to paint swastikas on mosques throughout the country. We want. the best for our country. Despite the tension, voting began Monday at airports and border gates in Turkey , as well as in Turkish diplomatic missions in Germany , Austria, Belgium, France, Switzerland, and Denmark.
The former president of the European Parliament took up the post as leader of the SPD in January. The first official meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel was a complete disaster for a number of reasons.
China said Wednesday it has detained a Taiwanese rights activist who went missing during a visit and is investigating him for suspected activities "endangering national security". "People now care more about human-rights issues because of our problem", she says. Lee, a former employee of Taiwan's now-ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Lee had been sharing "Taiwan's democratic experiences" with his Chinese friends online for many years and often mailed books to them, according to ...
Marine Le Pen said that if her plan to pull France from the euro currency is rejected by the French she will resign. The analysts said: "In our view, if a Le Pen win scenario comes to pass, the playbook of 2011 should be used: Peripheral spreads would widen significantly, corporate and consumer confidence would take a knock, credit flows would collapse, and markets would start focusing on redenomination risks".
Yesterday's vote came the day after Sturgeon met with May in Glasgow, and the day before the process for leaving the European Union will be formally triggered by the PM. Lawmakers from the Green Party joined forces with members of the Scottish National Party to back Sturgeon's controversial measure, which passed with 69 votes to 59.
During a campaign speech in Waukesha, Wis., last September he said Hillary Clinton "gave up 20% of America's uranium supply to Russian Federation". US President Donald Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has made her most political comments since losing the 2016 presidential election , slamming the new administration for its policies relating to women, race, and health, a media report said.
He would not say what the changes were, saying they are "classified", but the changes were not a factor in the Jadidah strike, he said . In one of the deadliest incidents, at least 150 people were reported killed in a coalition air strike in the Jadida district of western Mosul on 17 March.
In response to the debate, Sturgeon released a statement saying todays vote must now be respected and that it would be utterly unsustainable to try and oppose it. Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said independence is first, last and everything for the first minister, and has urged the government not to pretend that the will of the SNP and the Scottish Greens party for a second referendum reflects that of the Scottish people, because it does not ..
A spike in civilian casualties in the besieged Iraqi city of Mosul suggests the US-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent innocent deaths, according to Amnesty International . "Also they are losing ground, so this battle in Mosul is decisive to end their caliphate - to end their so-called Islamic State". The Mosul strike, if confirmed, would be one of the deadliest single incidents for civilians in recent memory in any major conflict involving the U.S.
Trump is renting the house from a chilean billionaire while she works in the whitehouse advising her father the president. Parking has become such an issue, Friedman says, that "if you happen to miss that moment before the spaces get filled, you're dead".
Speaking at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference for the first time as President Donald Trump's United Nations envoy, Nikki Haley called a December resolution criticizing Israeli settlement construction-allowed to pass by the Obama's administration's abstention-as a "kick in the gut" to Americans.
The Syrian Democratic Forces alliance is battling so-called Islamic State for control of the structure, which is on the River Euphrates west of Raqqa. "We do not assess the dam to be in imminent danger unless ISIS plans to destroy it", said Colonel Joseph Scrocca, a spokesman for the coalition fighting ISIL, which stands for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and is also known as ISIS.
Pennsylvania prosecutors Monday discounted Bill Cosby's assumption that his celebrity would taint a potential jury pool in his upcoming sex-assault trial. Defense lawyers have proposed sending a specialized questionnaire to up to 2,000 Allegheny County residents, and to question those who pass muster starting June 5.
But that hearing, and then another closed session which took its place, both were cancelled last week. The Senate intelligence committee is also conducting an investigation into Russia's interference in the election and possible ties with the Trump campaign.
At stumps on the third day, New Zealand were 321 for four, leading South Africa by seven runs with Williamson - who equalled Martin Crowe's record of 17 Test centuries for the Black Caps - unbeaten on 148 with Mitchell Santner on 13. New Zealand added only 76 runs for the loss of Williamson and Santner's wickets in the 24.2 overs bowled by South Africa in the extended 2-1/2 hour session.
The budget offset many new spending announcements by using money previously budgeted, or by delaying other spending. "A no-news budget is just much more hard because the opposition parties are basically shadow-boxing", he said in a phone interview.
The Euphrates Dam, located 40km upstream from Raqqa city, is the largest in Syria. The Kurdish-led fighters are continuing to advance towards the city itself. The facility went out of service over the weekend, a technical source at the dam said, after damage to its power station. A source at the dam said the team needed more time to carry out inspections and repairs.
Macron - who is running under the progressive En Marche! banner - has continued to gain support in recent weeks. "The real serial killer for French spending power is Mrs Le Pen with her plans to exit the euro and restore the franc: that would spark runwaway inflation", Fillon said in the debate.
Trump recalled conversations with coal miners in West Virginia during his campaign and their love of the work. Even so, "this is not what most people elected Trump to do; people support climate action", said David Goldston, director of government affairs at the Natural Resources Defence Council, who said Trump's actions are short-sighted and won't bring back the jobs he promised.
During the payola scandals of the times, the New York Times said Barris was tasked with keeping a young ABC star, Dick Clark of American Bandstand , out of trouble. The victims would then be mercilessly berated by the manic Barris, with a hat often yanked down over his eyes and ears, and a crew of second-tier celebrities.
The rand weakened as much as 2.9 percent and was at 12.9771 to the dollar by 9:12 a.m.in Johannesburg . South African President Jacob Zuma asked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Monday to return home "immediately" from an investor roadshow overseas, reviving talk of a cabinet reshuffle and unnerving investors who see Gordhan as an emblem of stability.
Ms Hendy said her daughter informed her: "I think I'm going to go as the policeman from the attacks". Flags at South Yorkshire Police buildings are at half-mast today to honour the people who lost their lives. "I was a police officer at the time, in 2007". A memorial fund set up by the Metropolitan Police Federation to raise money to support Mrs Palmer and her family has raised more than £550,000 in two days.
Winds were so severe a man, believed to be aged in his 60s, was badly injured after a wall collapsed on him in Proserpine. Around 200 people vacationing on Daydream Island were awaiting evacuation, and water supplies were running low. One family near Airlie Beach , over which the eye of the storm passed, had a particularly dramatic night. Down the road, Shute Harbour Motel owner Dave McInerney was visibly shattered as the realisation his life's work had been demolished sunk in.
He even said that the teachers can also help the students peep into answer sheets of other students and help them. The saffron party had to take this decision after leaders from many parties started approaching BJP leaders for getting inducted into the saffron camp.
On Saturday, March 25, individuals, organizations, private companies, and public offices switched off their lights to participate in the hour-long Earth Hour campaign from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. The first edition, ten years ago, took place only in the Australian capital, WWF recalled. The movement that started in Sydney in 2007 has spread to more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide.
On Wednesday, the leaders were expected to reaffirm a 2002 Arab peace plan that offers Israel normalization with dozens of Arab and Muslim countries if it cedes the war-won lands for the creation of a Palestinian state. Both Israel and the USA deny there is a summit in the works, explaining the US' increased participation in the region, but it could be a potential goal.
The mayor called on Mrs May to make a gesture of goodwill when she invokes Article 50 by guaranteeing the rights of some 3.3 million European Union citizens in the UK. The EU's leaked negotiating mandate for Brexit suggests that it will approach talks in the spirit of "cooperation in good faith," but many on the EU side are reportedly anxious that Britain will not reciprocate and are anxious about Brexit Minister David Davis' reputation as a "street fighter".
Ukraine recently instituted sanctions on Sberbank and Russian state-owned banks operating in the country as tensions rise between the countries. The source of the publication said that Sberbank had led the negotiations with these investors since the end of 2016.
It was stayed by the Supreme Court past year pending five separate legal challenges by more than two dozen states and industry groups to the carbon pollution emissions guidelines issued in 2015. The BBC's environment correspondent, Matt McGrath, says Mr Trump will let the CPP fester there while coming up with a much weaker replacement. "The president doesn't get to simply rewrite safeguards; they have to ...
We had the most different starting lineups in the National Basketball Association. It felt like a playoff game because of how desperate the situation was. "Luckily [Whiteside] was there". Much to the dismay of some fans who want to see the Knicks get in the best lottery position possible, NY (28-46) snapped a five-game skid Monday with a 109-95 home win over the Detroit Pistons.
In the United States, more than 120 hoax bomb threats have been made against Jewish schools, synagogues and cultural centres since earlier January, according to the Anti-Defamation League. According to The Jerusalem Post , a lengthy, complex investigation by officials in Israel and other countries led to the suspect, who was using equipment to shield his location.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged the United States and Britain to lift their bans on laptops and tablet computers in the cabin of flights from many Middle East and North African airports, including Istanbul . He accused past coalition governments of fostering instability, saying the reforms offered in the coming referendum aimed to ensure Turkey's political system stays stable and secure.
Missing from the agenda: Concrete steps advancing the Israeli government's top priorities. AIPAC has striven to promote bipartisanship as a theme this conference, seeking to heal wounds with Democrats opened over divisions with Obama over settlements and the Iran nuclear deal.
Park Geun-hye, who was removed from office last week by the country's Constitutional Court over a massive corruption scandal, is accused of abandoning the animals for not bringing them with her. Park could also face extortion, bribery and other criminal charges. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit South Korea, as well as Japan and China, this week.