It came despite allegations by USA intelligence agencies that Russian Federation tried to interfere in the United States presidential election to help Donald Trump win. But Mr. Putin dismissed those claims. It is rare for Putin to meet a foreign presidential candidate so close to an election. Attendees wave French national flags and during an election campaign meeting with French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Sunday.
On Thursday, the U.S. media was filled with sensationalized accounts of " civil war " in the White House between the Wall Street "globalists" headed by Cohn and Kushner (each possessed of a fortune of more than half a billion dollars), and the "nationalists" headed by Bannon.
On April 6, two U.S. Navy destroyers in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat airfield in western Homs province in Syria. There was no doubt among the worldwide community on August 21, 2013: Obama's "red line" had just been crossed in Syria with a chemical weapons attack outside Damascus that was nearly certainly the work of Bashar al-Assad's regime.
As Mr Obama discovered after negotiating the removal of most (but evidently not all) of Syria's chemical stocks in 2013, it still leaves the Assad regime free to use conventional weapons, and chlorine barrel bombs, to continue his assault on the so-called moderate Syrian opposition and civilians, backed fully by Russian Federation and Iran .
WASHINGTON/PALM BEACH Hours after a poison gas attack in Syria killed dozens of civilians on Tuesday, President Donald Trump's intelligence advisers provided evidence Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad was behind the atrocity, officials said. Russian Federation is one of Syria's most important patrons and has long resisted US efforts to push President Bashar Assad from power. In an interview with the Lebanese TV station al-Mayadeen, Assad aide Bouthaina Shaaban said any Syrian who welcomed the ...
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard believes his former side are set to retain their place in the Premier League's top-four despite their stuttering form. "We must be focused and try to win six games and take three points (six times)". We have to continue to think like this. "Hopefully next season we'll be stronger".
He pointed out that the upcoming march had nothing to do with competing with civil society or chasing numbers and added that even if 50 people showed up the march would still be significant. The National Treasury described the downgrade as a setback but said the government is committed to fiscal discipline and structural reforms aimed at boosting economic growth.
The Port of Vancouver announced Deltaport closed around 2 p.m. because of the windy weather. She said B.C. Ferries has taken similar measures before, most recently late past year. Winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90 for Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands will continue into the evening, easing before midnight. Gusty southeasterly winds are expected Friday for the South Coast.
However, Insp Gen Khalid insisted that North Korea should hand over four citizens who fled on the day the estranged half-brother of leader Kim Jong Un was killed, as they are jointly accused of murdering Mr Kim with two women who have been charged with his murder.
Russia, meanwhile, joined the war on Assad's behalf in 2015, action that decisively turned the momentum of the conflict in the Syrian government's favour. Damascus has denied using chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhun, where at least 86 people, including 30 children, were reported killed and more than 500 wounded.
An apparent stolen truck plowed into a department store in central Stockholm on Friday, killing at least three people in what the country's prime minister said appeared to be a terrorist attack . Swedish beermaker Spendrups said its truck was carjacked earlier Friday, Aftonbladet reported . The driver drove the truck back and forth over the bodies.
Stockholm police say one person "that can have some kind of connection" to the attack has been arrested. Pictures showed a large blue truck with a mangled undercarriage smashed into the Ahlens department store. He said: "I looked out of the store and saw a big truck". It has been pointed out at the usage of vehicles as instruments of terror runs as a common narrative in several other terror attacks in the recent past in Europe.
Evensson urged people not to go into central Stockholm for the time being. Emergency personnel load a person into an ambulance, centre, at the scene after a truck crashed into a department store injuring several people in central Stockholm, Sweden, Friday April 7, 2017.
The United States' launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria Thursday marked a policy reversal for Trump, who previously berated former POTUS Barack Obama on the topic. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) called on House Speaker Paul D. Ryan to bring members back from their two-week spring recess to debate an Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF.
U.S. Navy destroyers fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles early Friday at an air base in western Syria. The attack on the hospital came hours after Assad's forces launched the deadly strike against the rebel stronghold of Idlib province. The officials said there had been no retaliatory action by Syria or Russian Federation taken against American forces in Syria since the strikes against the Syrian airbase.
President Donald Trump, buffeted by a sea of domestic troubles, has elicited nearly universal approbation at home after his Syrian missile strike. Western leaders backed the U.S. Putin may well take the opportunity to rally his country around the flag and react to the USA strike with military retaliation. Thursday's missile launch is the first direct American assault on Assad's government and the most significant military action of Trump's presidency so far.
A witness told Aftonbladet that the truck came "out of nowhere". I can't even believe how a person could do such a thing. "Four people have died and 15 people have been injured", Stockholm police spokesman Lars Bystrom told AFP. The attack was the latest in a string of assaults in Europe in which vehicles have been used. But police haven't confirmed if the man arrested is the same one shown in the image released.
About 60 U.S. Tomahawk missiles hit the Shayrat air base, a small installation with two runways, where aircraft often take off to bomb targets in northern and central Syria. The two leaders also agreed on the "urgency of the threat of North Korea's nuclear weapons program" and agreed to work together to resolve the issue "peacefully", Tillerson said.
Sturgeon said she agreed with May that it would be wrong to hold a referendum immediately but that it should take place after the terms of Brexit were agreed and a future trade deal with the European Union was struck, something May envisages before March 2019.
The attack was the first direct US assault on Syria and the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the six-year war there. Announcing the assault from his Florida resort, Trump said there was no doubt Syrian President Bashar Assad was responsible for the chemical attack , which he said employed banned gases and killed dozens.
The officials said the USA, as a result, has to carefully calculate what types of munitions to use in order to limit destruction. Western Mosul is densely populated and has proven to be a much more hard fight for Iraqi and coalition forces, which have resorted to greater use of artillery and airstrikes to clear and hold territory.
During the Zero Hour, Mistry said there was a "complete breakdown of law and order" in Rajasthan as "a gang of gau-rakshaks (cow vigilantes)" stopped a truck carrying cattle and mercilessly thrashed four of its occupants after letting off the "Hindu" driver.
According to local media, Members of the ruling African National Congress party assaulted several protesters participating in a Johannesburg march organized by the Democratic Alliance, South Africa's biggest opposition party. "We want Zuma to fall". The currency has tumbled more than 11 percent since March 27, when Zuma ordered Gordhan to return home from overseas talks with investors, days before firing him.
The unorthodox location of the summit is meant to lessen the formality of the first meeting between the two leaders, White House aides said , and help establish a working relationship, if not rapport, between Trump and Xi after moments of tension during the USA election season.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters. The U.S. assault marked a striking reversal for Trump, who warned as a candidate against the U.S. being pulled into the Syrian civil war that began six years ago. "That changed last night", she said, referring to United States cruise missile strikes on a Syrian government airbase in retaliation for a poison gas attack allegedly by Assad's regime which killed 80 people, including children.
US officials, including Trump, communicated with allies after the launch. The North has fired missiles when South Korea hosted the 2010 Group of 20 summit and other events, and while top US officials were traveling in the region. And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won't. Ralph Cossa, president of the Pacific Forum CSIS think tank in Honolulu, said he was expecting North Korea would do something to coincide with the Trump-Xi summit, perhaps conducting a ...
The report from SANA cited civil sources as stating that two missiles struck the al-Shairat airbase, resulting in the deaths of five civilians, including three children, and damage to houses. The 59 missiles, fired from the destroyers USS Porter and Ross in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, targeted the Shayrat Airfield in Homs province where Syria based the warplanes used in the chemical attack, according to Navy Capt.
The DA will march in the commercial hub Johannesburg, while the South African Communist Party (SACP), a historic ally of the ANC which has also demanded that Zuma step down, will march in Pretoria alongside civil society groups. His resignation from Parliament was announced on the ANC earlier on Thursday, with effect from March 31. "On behalf of the ANC in Parliament we thank comrade Jonas for his selfless service to the movement as its public representative", Mhlauli said.
Below from the left: Jean Lassalle, Jacques Cheminade, Francois Asselineau. But lesser-known rivals stood out in the debate - notably far left candidates Jean-Luc Melenchon and Philippe Poutou, with their rhetoric for the working classes and jabs at the frontrunners.
The former tight end for the New England Patriots is charged in the fatal shootings of two men after a brief encounter in a Boston nightclub in July 2012. According to Jenkins, she doesn't remember anything about the Boston murders, had no idea what Aaron and his boys were doing most of the time, including in the man-cave at their house, and never asked any questions about what Hernandez was doing or where he was going or who he hung out with.
The Democratic Unionist/Sinn Fein administration collapsed in January amid a bitter row over a botched green energy scheme. "The talks process has run its course and Sinn Fein will not be nominating for the position of speaker or for the executive office tomorrow", said Michelle O'Neill, the party's leader in Northern Ireland.
If Washington was to deploy manned aircraft, Schmidt said, Russian Federation could take steps such as exposing them on radar "to kind of say, "if we wanted to shoot you down, we could shoot you down", and Putin will use this to sort of increase the pressure and the threat on the US".
Refugees report witnessing their loved ones shot dead at a close range, with many arrested or slaughtered, including children. "Families fled in different directions". South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011 after decades of war, but has been mired in factional conflict since President Salva Kiir sacked his vice president Riek Machar in 2013.
Demonstrations are taking place in Johannesburg, Pretoria , Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The South African currency, the rand, lost five per cent of its value on the foreign exchanges, but far more serious was the fact that one of the big ratings agencies, Standard and Poor's, downgraded South African bonds to junk status.
After denouncing Assad and tacitly supporting moderate rebels, the United States and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries declined to send ground troops to assist in the Syrian conflict. Trump said this week's chemical attack "crosses many , many lines", an allusion to Obama's threat that was not carried out. In a lesser surprise, Trump also presented a mercurial side, reacting viscerally to an event that, while tragic, was hardly a surprise.