Russian Federation has said its support for Syrian president Bashar al Assad is "not unconditional" in the wake of a suspected chemical weapons attack that has provoked widespread condemnation. His ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, warned that Washington could take unilateral action if the U.N. failed "in its duty to act collectively". Worldwide outrage is mounting over a suspected chemical attack that killed scores of civilians on April 4.
Bennet opposed invoking the "nuclear option ". Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News AppBut on the Senate floor Thursday, Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a last plea to his colleagues not to force him to trigger the nuclear option .
Russian Federation and Iran condemned a U.S. strike on a Syrian airbase on Friday as Australia, Britain and Turkey gave their support, with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calling it a "proportionate" response to the use of chemical weapons.
The big problem is what comes next. A sarin gas attack by the Syrian army on the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta in 2013 left more than 1,000 people dead, and human rights organizations have documented several smaller chemical attack since then.
Several Western states have immediately pinned the blame on Assad's forces, while Russian Federation said Syrian jets bombed a warehouse where chemical weapons were being produced. American officials believe the mid-week chemical attack which targeted many civilians was launched by a Syrian government aircraft, using a nerve agent, possibly sarin.
Democrats rejected Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the highest court in the land by a 55-45 vote on Thursday. Democrats previously triggered the nuclear option in 2013, for lower court judges and executive branch nominees. But McConnell's rule change - the so-called "nuclear option" - is equally explosive, as lawmakers warn it will dramatically reduce the chamber's tradition of bipartisanship and compromise when it comes to Supreme Court appointments.
Maybe Zuma is just doing a final big favour for his friends - but maybe he has been talked into this by smarter men who told him that if he just spent a lot more money (which isn't there to spend), he could finally raise the living standards of the multitudinous South African poor.
Tillerson said Thursday that the summit meeting will include "very frank" discussions . The two leaders would kick off their summit with a banquet at the Mar-a-Lago estate, which of late Trump has been calling as Southern White House , Thursday evening.
On Tuesday, syrian dictator bashar al-assad launched a frightful chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. The gruesome chemical attack caused immediate worldwide outrage. The missiles were blasted from the USS Porter and the USS Ross, which belong to the US Navy's Sixth Fleet and are located in the eastern Mediterranean.
Trump had said the attack crossed "many, many lines", and put the blame squarely on Assad's forces. March 2011: Protests erupt in the city of Daraa over security forces' detention of a group of boys accused of painting anti-government graffiti on the walls of their school.
As a candidate, Mr. Trump repeatedly blasted China , accusing Beijing of unfair trade practices that he equated to "rape" and "theft", reports CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan. "China relationship has been guided by an understanding of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect, and win-win cooperation". "I think one of the fears about what's going on in the USA, with Trump stepping back from the climate action, is that Chinese leaders may not want to be out there by ...
The administration has been put to the test this week amid an global outcry over the newly horrifying violence in Syria . Just last week, the Trump administration signalled the US was no longer interested in trying to push Assad from power over his direction of a conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people and led to the worst refugee crisis since World War II.
As per the reports, state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will supply advanced medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) systems to New Delhi , which are created to destroy hostile aircraft, missiles and drones at a range of 70-km.
The French and Spanish governments are not acknowledging the initiative of the self-appointed "peace artisans". The move stops short of a full disbanding of the organisation that has killed more than 850 people in its quest for an independent state in the mountainous Basque region that incorporates part of northern Spain and south-western France.
It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons. Earlier, Around 70 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched on Thursday night at the military airfield in Ash Sha'irat 38 kilometers southeast of the city of Homs.
Trump ended the possibility of the USA being a part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal with an executive order during his first week in office. "President Trump needs to come away from the meeting with concrete deliverables that will restore production and employment here in the U.S.in those sectors that have been ravaged by China's predatory and protectionist practices", said Holly Hart, legislative director for the United Steelworkers union.
Additionally, Ryan said that despite the false starts on the AHCA the GOP was still on track to deliver on the promise of repeal and replace. "We are going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future". House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the repeal and replacement bill at the last minute after informing President Donald Trump he didn't have the votes to pass it.
The Telegraph ran an interview with a former admiral warning that Britain's Navy is much weaker today than it was during the Falklands War and that the government should boost defense spending if it wants to "talk big" over Gibraltar . Gibraltar - a three-mile long headland with a population of 32,000 people - is a British Overseas Territory whose residents remain fiercely loyal to Britain but whose sovereignty is claimed by Spain.
Kiren Rijiju, Union minister of state for home affairs, who hails from West Kameng district, described the visit as India's "internal affair". "India does not interfere in our neighbours' internal matters and we expect the same from them", the minister said .
The meeting kicked off the U.S. leader deliberated on how to respond to a chemical attack that killed more than 80 people. In this first summit meeting between the two leaders, both sides have things they are willing to give and get. Trump promised during the 2016 presidential campaign to stop what he called the theft of American jobs by China and rebuild the country's manufacturing base.
But Hernandez's lawyer, Jose Baez , told the jury that the real killer is Hernandez's former friend and the prosecution's star witness, Alexander Bradley . The additional murder charges also carry life sentences if he is found guilty. He said Hernandez became enraged because he saw it as a sign of disrespect.
Elijah Cummings Flynn was paid $45,000 by RT for the speech. Flynn's recent financial history, made available Saturday by the White House, comes amid his effort to win immunity from congressional probers in exchange for his cooperation with official inquiries into contacts between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's campaign in 2016.
In this aerial image made from a video provided by WSB-TV, a large fire that caused an overpass on Interstate 85 to collapse burns in Atlanta , Thursday, March 30, 2017. Investigators spoke with the suspects Friday night but have not released more details on what the trio was doing before the fire broke out. Firefighters shut down the roadway before it fell and retreated safely without injury.
It rightly feels like a punch to the gut for Americans anxious that our children and grandchildren will be coping with the consequences of climate change. President Trump rolled back environmental regulations this week that were put in place by the Obama administration. The energy industry will also consider it risky to invest in coal-fired power plants knowing that Trump's successor may reverse his order just as quickly as he reversed Obama's regulations.
US National Security Adviser, H R McMaster says President Donald Trump was given three options for retaliating against Tuesday's (April 4) attack and told advisers to focus on two. The U.S. response happened more quickly than most expected, possibly surprising the Syrian military. The council's 10 non-permanent members, meanwhile, tried to break the impasse, circulating their own compromise resolution that would have condemned the use of chemical weapons, and called on Syria to cooperate ...
The winning bidder for the world's largest flawless vivid pink diamond was Hong Kong jeweler Chow Tai Fook. Three telephone bidders competed for the stone during five tense minutes of bidding. The sale comes three years after the gem was sold at an even higher price at another Sotheby's auction in Geneva. David Bennett, worldwide chairman of Sotheby's jewellery division, said: "I am delighted that this magnificently lovely diamond has been rightfully crowned the most valuable gemstone ...
The UK government has made renewed calls this week for diplomatic action in response to the chemical attack. "The US attack on Syria delivered an important and necessary message from the entire free world, led by the United Stated, that it will note tolerate the war crimes of [Syrian President] Bashar Assad's regime against innocent civilians", Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said in a statement Friday morning.
Democrats opposing Gorsuch say they believe he would favor corporations over workers and would be on the far right of the court. Of course, whichever party's president is doing the nominating insists his nominees be given an "up or down" vote, while members of the other party insists they have the right to block whomever they don't like.
Nagesh Kukunoor's " Dhanak ", the tale of two children who set out into the Rajasthan desert in search of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan was the victor in the best children's film category. Best Environmental film - The tiger who crossed the line . Eminent film director, producer, and screenwriter Priyadarshan is the Jury Chairperson in Feature Films category, Nationally acclaimed cinematographer and a writer Raju Misra is the Jury Chairperson in Non-Feature category, eminent film critic ...
The official told The Associated Press the United States missile attack that hit a number of military targets in central Syria has left a number of dead and wounded. The British government says it was informed in advance about the strike and firmly supports the American action. A US -led coalition has been bombing Islamic State targets in Syria since 2014, while Russia's air force has been striking both extremist groups and Syrian rebels in order to aid Assad's forces.
Since the reshuffle took place Zuma has also faced unprecedented criticism from within the former liberation movement, with leading ANC military veterans and former anti-apartheid activists adding their voices to the calls for his removal. While opposition leaders have urged ANC lawmakers to vote in line to their conscience, party Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said Wednesday its member won't be allowed to oppose Zuma.
The same survey shows women in law enforcement make about three percent more than men, but that's only one of the five industries out of 36 surveyed where that was the case. Businesses in 25 cities are offering 20 percent discounts or special offers on Tuesday. Ivanka Trump took to Twitter saying: "Equal Pay Day is a reminder that women deserve equal pay for equal work".
Ayad al-Jumaili, along with other commanders, killed in air strike in al-Qaim region, Iraqi state TV reports. The worries about civilian deaths have grown as Iraqi forces push to take western Mosul from the Islamic State group (ISIS) with the help of US and allied air power, rockets and artillery.
That led to Johnson walking off the first tee as his planned playing partners, two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson and 2016 PGA Championship victor Jimmy Walker, started in the day's final group. "For lack of any better words", Hoffman said, "it was a dream". And he needed only 25 putts, tying him for the fewest in the round. He said Augusta National "visually fits my eye".
In an extraordinary step, the usually-quiet House ethics committee said that it is investigating whether Nunes improperly disclosed classified information. USA foreign intelligence activities are classified, but the president can authorize the release of information about them. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who leads the House Republican Conference, said Nunes made the right decision.