Trump's rationale for the missile attack was that Assad had "launched a frightful chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians using a deadly nerve agent". Assad's government signed the Chemical Weapons Convention and agreed to turn over its chemical armaments in 2013, after being accused of a sarin attack outside Damascus that killed hundreds of people.
The gunman is reported to have walked onto the campus and open fired on a classroom in what is being presumed as a murder-suicide. San Bernardino Mayor R. He killed his wife Karen Elaine Smith and fatally wounded eight-year-old Jonathan Martinez , who was airlifted to hospital but later died. District Superintendent Dale Marsden said North Park Elementary would be closed for at least the next two days.
It was the first time Washington has directly targeted Assad's government in six years of civil war, and has pushed the administration of US President Donald Trump into proclaiming that Washington still wants Mr Assad removed from power. But that effort was complicated by mixed signals at the weekend from the Trump administration on the future of Syrian President President Bashar al-Assad.
US President Donald Trump's missile strikes on Syria have raised questions about whether the commander-in-chief needs permission from Congress for military action. Trump said then. "To achieve this, the USA does not require support from Syria or Russian Federation; and we should not trust that Russian Federation really shares the agenda of defeating the Islamic State, as a Middle East in turmoil benefits Russia's energy markets-dependent economy".
British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke on Monday to U.S. President Donald Trump and agreed that "a window of opportunity" exists to persuade Russian Federation to break ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, May's office said . There's far more cross-partisan agreement on a US policy to remove Assad: Two-thirds of Republicans support this, as do 52 percent of Democrats and 47 percent of independents.
Russian group LGBT Network told Metro : "No national and/or religious traditions and norms can justify kidnapping or killing of a human being". Svetlana Zakharova, from the Russian LGBT Network, told MailOnline: 'Gay people have been detained and rounded up and we are working to evacuate people from the camps and some have now left the region.
The Vatican's slogan for the trip is "Pope of peace in Egypt of peace". Sensing the surprised reaction of the audience, he added , "Who guarantees life?" "When the intertwining between technological power and economic power becomes closer, interests may condition lifestyles and social orientations in the direction of profits of certain industrial and commercial groups to the detriment of peoples and the poorest nations", the pope said .
Protesters voiced anger and concern over the latest attacks on their denomination's churches inEgypt saying that "terrorism was made this time to distort the image of religion". Two bombings exploded at two Egyptian churches yesterday killing at least 44 people and wounding over 100, according to officials. At least 78 people were wounded in Tanta and 40 in Alexandria, the health ministry said.
Clashes erupted between anti-government protesters and riot police in the central streets of Caracas, Saturday, after a ruling by the Venezuelan government to ban a main opposition leader from office for 15 years. Two people were reported injured by rubber bullets in San Cristobal, an opposition hotbed near the country's border with Colombia. The court reversed the rulings days later, but the opposition intensified its protests, prompting police to fire tear gas and water cannon.
The French diplomat congratulated Jordan for the success of the summit and its "distinguished level". A 2002 Arab peace plan, which offers Israel normal ties with dozens of Arab and Muslim states in exchange for withdrawing from war-won lands sought for a Palestinian state, is to be reaffirmed when heads of state meet Wednesday.
While one in two voters agree with Le Pen's stance that there are too many immigrants in France, only 22 percent want to ditch the euro, a Kantar Sofres poll showed. Conservative candidate Francois Fillon , battered by allegations that he gave his wife and two children government-funded jobs which they never did, is struggling to survive in the race.
Bevington had been working at Spotify's Stockholm office for the last five years, where he served as Director of Global Partnerships and Business Development. Swedish police spokesman Jan Evensson said: "All four deceased are now identified and family to the deceased are notified". A man writes a message on a wooden board near the department store Ahlens in Stockholm , Sweden, Monday, April 10, 2017.
The NSC shift, over which Bannon allegedly threatened to quit, coincided with Kushner being given more responsibility and the president's daughter Ivanka being hired in an official role in the West Wing. But Axios and The Wall Street Journal have reported that Bannon and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus could be demoted or downright dismissed.
Two students were taken to a local hospital for treatment. One student standing behind Karen Smith died and another was injured. "We believe this to be a murder suicide ", Police Chief Jarrod Burguan tweeted about the shooting at Northpark Elementary School.
And Rickie Fowler, who will "be all up for it tomorrow". The old Sergio Garcia would never have won this Masters. He summed up his rundown saying, "There's wonderful storylines". Garcia went onto bogey Nos. He nearly holed his second shot at 15 but eagled to pull into a tie for the lead. Garcia put further pressure on Rose with a stunning tee shot on 16, only for the Englishman to reply with a sublime effort of his own, leaving the two men to share pleasantries on the walk to the green.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a press conference that Beijing is closely monitoring the situation. On Saturday night, the Pentagon said a Navy carrier strike group was moving toward the western Pacific Ocean to provide more of a physical presence in the region.
More than a dozen metro stations in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas , have been closed ahead of an anti-government protest. The opposition said the TSJ's move was akin to a coup d'etat in favor of President Nicolas Maduro's regime. Venezuelan security forces also shut down access to Caracas on highways, opposition members said. Eighteen people were detained Monday, and Venezuela's Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said officers would continue to be deployed around the country.
Our employees followed established procedures for dealing with situations like this. We apologise for the overbook situation . In addition, one of the officers involved in the removal of the passenger has been placed on leave. According to a passenger who recorded the incident, the man was randomly selected so "their standby crew could have a seat". While airlines may say things like, "Thank you for choosing United", in reality consumers have little choice.
Mark, was celebrating the liturgy, and detonated his explosives. It was the single deadliest day for Christians in decades and the worst since a bombing at a Cairo church in December killed 30 people. Grand Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, head of Egypt's Al-Azhar - the leading center of learning in Sunni Islam - likewise condemned the attacks, calling them a "despicable terrorist bombing that targeted the lives of innocents".
The International Verification Commission said in a statement that the list of caches given to them by the Peace Artisans group "was immediately conveyed to the relevant French authorities, who will now secure and collect ETA's arsenal". A detailed inventory of the ETA weapons caches is underway and the results of French authorities' technical examination and other elements of their investigation will be given to Spanish justice authorities, Molins said.
The bombings add to fears that Islamic extremists who have always been battling security forces in the Sinai Peninsula are shifting their focus to civilians. Regional police chief Brigadier General Hossam Elddin Khalifa was sacked over the Tanta bombing, with Major General Tarek Hassouna replacing him, state-run newspaper al-Ahram reported.
Twitter said the attempt to find out information about the account is a violation of its First Amendment rights. "We have seen no reason the government has given for seeking to unmask this speaker's identity", Bhandari said, adding that the right to anonymous speech against the government is "a bedrock American value" strongly protected under the First Amendment of the U.S.
And though it's unclear whether the suspect was a Swedish citizen or how long he'd been in the country, the attack had some city residents re-evaluating the country's stance on immigration. Police across the Nordic region went on heightened alert after the attack and in neighbouring Norway police set off a controlled explosion of a "bomb-like device" in central Oslo on Sunday and took a suspect into custody.
Hellyer, senior non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council and the Royal United Services Institute."Christian targets are easier - churches are far more hard to fortify than say an army barracks or a police station". Another suicide attack killed at least 27 people inside St. George's Church in the Nile Delta city of Tanta. Pope Tawadros II, the leader of the Coptic church, was in the Alexandria church at the time of the bombing but was not injured.
A Navy helicopter undertook aerial reconnaissance of the vessel to sanitize its upper deck and ascertain the location of the pirates. Security forces from the semi-autonomous Galmudug region rescued two of the crew members last night, but pirates escaped and still hold the nine Indians, Abdullahi Ahmed Ali, the mayor of Hobyo, said.
Over the weekend, Corinne Nicolas , president of Trump Models, informed industry colleagues of the pending closure of the 18-year-old agency, in which Trump owns an 85 percent stake (according to his most recent financial disclosure). Fellow booker Patty Sicular has launched IconicFocus with former Trump models Beverly Johnson and Carmen Dell'Orefice. That manager also took "many of the women who were once on the Trump Models roster", according to the newspaper .
Trump is weighing next steps after ordering airstrikes last week. "There's not any sort of option where a political solution is going to happen with Assad at the head of the regime", she told CNN . The Pentagon reports 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from two us warships in the Mediterranean Sea. Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, agreed.
Last week's nerve gas attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, which killed more than 80 people, stirred Trump - who was previously cool to the idea of US intervention - to strike for the first time at Assad's forces. Leading up to the USA missile attack, Trump's administration had said Assad's future was up to the Syrian people. Yet, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Friday that the Trump administration was ready to take further military steps in the country if ...
McMaster and Mattis presented Trump with three options , which were quickly narrowed to two: bomb multiple airfields or just the Shayrat airfield near the city of Homs, where the military jet carrying the poison gas had taken off, the official said.
SR 530 is closed between Oso Loop Road (milepost 34) and C-Post Road (milepost 38) as a safety precaution. The mudslide that struck near Oso in March 2014 sent debris from a hillside cascading into the Stillaguamish River, destroying 49 homes and killing 43 people.
The initial US and South Korean assessments indicated it was a KN-15 medium-range missile, whose first publicly known test in February was considered by many foreign experts as a potentially worrying development. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors arrive at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, in this handout picture provided by the United States Forces Korea (USFK).
During his Senate confirmation hearing, Gorsuch declined to answer about whether Roe v. Wade and other important court precedents were properly decided. Trump described Gorsuch as a man who, like the late Justice Antonin Scalia, will be a "devoted servant of the law". Like Scalia, Gorsuch is a gifted writer with a flair for turning legal jargon into plain language people can understand.
Cairo- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi declared in a televised statement on Sunday evening a three-month state of emergency in the Arab country. Sunday's attacks on churches in Tanta and Alexandria killed at least 48 people and left at least 90 injured. IS claimed the attacks via its Aamaq news agency, after recently warning that it would step up violence against Egypt's Christians.
Tennessee Highway Patrol kicked off its "Thumbs Down" campaign with sheriff's deputies and police officers boarding a bus at the Tennessee Highway Safety Office. "Teenagers are being taught from the beginning not to use their phones and adults think our experience as being a driver allows us to have more freedom".
Demonstrations in several South African cities on Friday called for the removal of President Jacob Zuma. The Fitch agency cited political uncertainty as a factor in its decision to downgrade South Africa's credit rating to below investment grade, days after Standard & Poor's did the same.