A Syrian military source said the army "does not and has not" used chemical weapons, "not in the past and not in the future". The New York-based Human Rights Watch has accused the Syrian government of conducting at least eight chemical attacks using chlorine gas on opposition-controlled residential areas during the final months in the battle for Aleppo previous year that killed at least nine civilians and injured 200.
The FBI, as well as the Senate and House intelligence committees, are investigating Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election and any possible ties between Trump's associates and Moscow. It's also looking into whether Barack Obama's White House inappropriately spied on Trump's transition. "The only reason to do that, again, is if you want to hide where these materials are really coming from and who is behind it", said Schiff, who was able to look at the same ...
The province contains the largest populated area controlled by rebels - both nationalist Free Syrian Army groups and Islamist factions including the former al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front. Canada's minister of foreign affairs, Chrystia Freeland, said in a statement Tuesday: "Not all the facts are yet available, but this deplorable incident is consistent with the actions of a regime that has brutally and repeatedly used chemical weapons against its own people".
The statement reverses official US government opposition to Assad, who is responsible for the deaths of almost half a million of his own citizens. The US Secretary of State's remarks in Turkey that Assad's fate will be determined by the Syrian people contrasted starkly with the position of the Obama administration.
Russian Federation officials responded that the explosion occurred dozens of miles away but the fact "makes one pause" and is "something for the intelligence agencies to analyze", the Associated Press reported . The homemade bomb filled with shrapnel detonated in a moving subway auto after Putin had arrived in his hometown for a visit. "Certainly, the fact that this terror attack was committed at the moment when the head of state was in the city, makes us think and attracts attention".
Petersburg killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens others. Monday's deadly St. Petersburg metro attack was carried out by a suicide bomber originally from the central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan, authorities said. Those hurt include citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as well as Russians from 13 different regions, according to the Saint Petersburg authorities.
The Investigative Committee said they suspect that a man whose body parts they found on the train was a suicide bomber. An unidentified explosive device went off at 2.20pm (7.40pm, Singapore time) on a train leaving the Technology Institute station and heading to the Sennaya Ploshchad station, Russia's National Anti-Terrorist Committee said.
This week Arab Leaders reiterate their support to the peace process, Israel responds by building more settlements as a Palestinian woman is killed by Israeli army gunfire. "Settlement activities are in violation of worldwide law and the Government of Japan has repeatedly called upon the Government of Israel to fully freeze settlement activities", it said.
Mounzer Khalil, head of Idlib's health authority, said hospitals in the province were overflowing with victims. Trump said Assad was responsible for Tuesday's deaths, yet also targeted his predecessor's failed strategy to deter such attacks.
Lenin Moreno won by wide margin in 11 of 24 Ecuadoran provinces and in the most inhabited localities, except Quito and Guayaquil. Part of the problem is the opposition's distrust of the National Electoral Council, which it says has become an appendage of the executive in the way the electoral board in Venezuela has all but lost independence under President Nicolas Maduro, a key ally of Correa.
But documents obtained by the AP reveal Manafort had sought work from a Putin ally and proposed a campaign that he said could " greatly benefit the Putin government ". Manafort has denied any wrongdoing, and the Trump administration has lately sought to minimize Manafort's role as a Trump adviser even though he led his campaign from March to August a year ago, including during the Republican convention.
Theresa May's mission to cultivate the friends and trading partners that Britain will need after Brexit continues as the prime minister heads into Saudi Arabia, and inevitably another controversy about the depth of Britain's commitment to the cause of human rights.
Le Pen also came under fire from Socialist candidate Hamon over her remarks on safety in public schools, which she portrayed as being wracked by violence. Candidates discussed what to do with the 35-hour working week. But Mr Macron said it is important that there is a "realistic" politics when it comes to migration as well as reducing the time it takes for people seeking asylum.
The mayor made the announcement in a tweet that carried the hashtag #WeareUnited written in French. Meanwhile, officials in Berlin were being criticised for not bathing the Brandenburg Gate in the colours of the Russian flag, even though the city in the past has lit the gate with colours of various countries that have suffered terror attacks.
Australia's previous largest haul of ice was nearly 880 kilograms seized in Sydney in November 2014. Two men have been charged with drug trafficking. "At the same time, we're working with compassion with the community and people who have become subject to ice addiction to help them". A recent study of wastewater around the country suggested methylamphetamine is the most consumed illicit drug in the country.
The winning Oxford boat featured the Cook brothers, Jamie and Ollie, along with William Warr, who raced for Cambridge in 2015. Victory, only their second during the past 10 years, was inspired largely by Oxford's uncertain start which allowed Cambridge to build a significant advantage.
Directly commenting on May's visit to Saudi Arabia, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , said: "The prime minister should put human rights and global law at the centre of her talks with Saudi Arabia's government this week". "So, rather than just standing on the sidelines and sniping , it's important to engage, to talk to people, to talk about our interests and to raise, yes, hard issues when we feel it's necessary to do so".
The nuclear option would lower the number of votes required to break a filibuster from 60 to 51. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said if that happens he'll trigger the so-called "nuclear option", which will end the filibuster for judicial nominees.
Verizon does not sell personal web browsing histories and has no plans to do so but the company said it has two advertising programs that use "de-identified" customer browsing data, including one that uses " aggregate insights that might be useful for advertisers and other businesses".
UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said Tuesday that a "horrific" attack on a rebel-held town in the country that killed at least 58 people was believed to be chemical and launched from the air. Though it is not confirmed that Russian Federation or Assad's forces used chemical weapons, the United Nations found that the Assad regime has previously used chemical weapons on civilians .
Doctors and activists in rebel-held areas have blamed the Syrian government for a sharp increase in chemical attacks since the end of previous year. The U.N. "Those who defend and supporthim, including Russian Federation and Iran, shouldhave noillusions about Assad or his intentions". And then, according to witnesses, a regime airstrike attacked a clinic treating victims, one called to duty because the area's largest hospital was hit by Assad's air force just two days before.
S&P said in a statement that its decision was based on the cabinet reshuffle effected by Zuma last week. Addressing the gathering, former ANC MP, Judy Chalmers, said that she was there to add her voice to those, who want to save the soul of the ANC.
Based on information from anonymous sources, The Washington Post reports that a value-added tax and a carbon tax could (and we stress could) be included in the White House's tax reform package. Vice President Mike Pence met with the House Freedom Caucus on Monday to discuss ways to overturn the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.
The announcement confirms ICE conducted an operation specifically targeting undocumented immigrants with criminal histories in OR and Washington. The move comes after ICE detained two DACA recipients in Portland. The rest will be processed for deportation. President Donald Trump has long promised to crack down on sanctuary cities, signing an executive order in January that said jurisdictions with sanctuary city policies "willfully violate Federal law in an attempt to shield aliens from ...
Rice sat down with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday to discuss a Bloomberg report on Monday that she requested American citizens' identities found in intelligence reports tied to the Trump transition team on dozens of occasions.
Mitchell would go on to point to reporting from The Daily Caller , alleging Rice specifically ordered intelligence officers to produce "detailed spreadsheets" involving Donald Trump and his aides, which Rice also denied. "I leaked nothing to nobody, and never have and never would", she said. There remains no evidence to support that claim . She would not say whether she saw intelligence related to Trump associates or whether she asked for their identities, though she did say that reports ...
President Trump has disclosed that the USA will act unilaterally in efforts to restrain the nuclear weapons program of North Korea if China is not willing or is unable to remedy the situation. Some elderly Chinese can still be roused to a patriotic fervor by the old battle hymns extolling the virtues of the "volunteers" who battled the American troops.
But the Ulsterman does not intend to head back south of the border any time soon, after being named as a potential candidate to succeed Wenger. "When Rodgers looks back on this astonishingly one-sided romp to the club's sixth successive league crown, he can afford to do so with a great deal of personal satisfaction".
The 53-year-old, who was born Adrian Elms in Kent, killed and maimed at least 40 civilians when he rampaged over Westminster Bridge in a rented 4×4 and fatally stabbed PC Palmer outside Parliament. London's top anti-terror officer says two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, in central and northern England.
Obama administration intelligence officials, including James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, said last month that he saw no evidence of collusion up through the end of his term on January 20. "Do you want to elaborate on that, give us a little bit more", Blitzer asked, "because that's obviously a very intriguing statement". Castro said Tuesday that the intelligence committee is contemplating issuing subpoenas and preparing a list of witnesses to interview.
The costs and benefits of the pipeline have been hotly debated, however, and many experts believe it will have only a small impact on the USA economy. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will stand with the many tribes threatened by the Keystone XL pipeline. Don Bacon, R-Neb., said pipelines are the safest way to transport the oil.
Increasingly angered by USA joint military exercises with South Korea, North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Sin Hong Choi says his country is prepared to defend itself with a preemptive strike. Speaking in response to a question regarding North Korea's participation at the Olympics, ministry spokesman Lee Duk-haeng said there were no sanctions in place that prevented them from taking part.
Kushner, like President Trump , a prominent real estate titan, held a position in 267 separate entities, ranging from the President Trump transition team to dozens of property holdings in NY and New Jersey. Farkas defended herself on Twitter, saying she didn't personally "give anybody anything except advice" on Russian Federation information and wanted Congress to ask for facts.
Day would love to have Dening at Augusta National and it is still in his mind to fly her down from OH where she is recovering from the surgery but he is realistic about that prospect. And I think it's okay, it's not a negative, it's actually a learning experience. But with the steady increase of young stars combined with the presence of steady veterans, it's a really deep field with a long list of players capable of capturing the Green Jacket.
Argentina , in fifth place, would have to qualify for Russian Federation via a playoff with an Oceania side. The qualification completes an astonishing turnaround for Brazil , who less than a year ago were in crisis after taking only nine points from six games.