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Death toll 'as high as 140' after Taliban attack on base

Death toll 'as high as 140' after Taliban attack on base Mattis is expected to meet Afghan officials and USA troops while in Kabul , but his arrival coincided with an announcement that his Afghan counterpart, Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi, and the Afghan army chief of staff had resigned after more than 140 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on Friday. [Full Article...]

Rick Perry says US should 'renegotiate' Paris climate accord

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry criticized Europe for failing to live up its promise to battle climate change and called for the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement to be reworked. Under the leadership of former President Barack Obama, the US joined the agreement in September 2016, just a few months before the agreement entered into force in November 2016. [Full Article...]

Syrian government made Sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun, France says

Syrian government made Sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun, France says Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday the French report does not definitively prove who was to blame for the attack, and that "the only way to establish the truth about what happened near Idlib is an impartial worldwide investigation". [Full Article...]

FAST FACTS: New lumber tariff could increase home prices

The dispute over softwood lumber between the two countries spans decades. On Monday, the US imposed significant new duties of up to 24 per cent on lumber imports. "These are recurring challenges in what is a very big and complex Canada-US relationship, " he said. "I think they thought they would have a better working relationship". [Full Article...]

Trump orders investigation into aluminum imports

Trump orders investigation into aluminum imports The same high-purity aluminium goes into armour plating for military vehicles and naval vessels, he said. "At the very same time that our military is needing more and more of the very high quality aluminum, we are producing less and less of everything and only have one producer of aerospace quality aluminum". [Full Article...]

United States vows to force N.Korea back to nuclear talks

United States vows to force N.Korea back to nuclear talks One expert said that while the briefing did not represent a significant departure from the current USA policy towards North Korea, it did represent "the most coherent statement of policy yet". And the Trump administration seems to not want to risk the lives of American soldiers by assuming that North Korea doesn't already have this nuclear capability. [Full Article...]

United States sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

The administration has also declared that all options, including military action, are on the table. A US submarine created to carry 150 Tomahawk cruise missiles entered a South Korean port on Tuesday as the USS Carl Vinson carrier group steamed towards the Korean waters in an effort to deter the North from a sixth nuclear test and more missile launches. [Full Article...]

Venezuelans Back Decision to Leave OAS

It reversed its decision three days later, but opposition protesters were already on the streets in large numbers, seizing the opportunity to strike against Mr Maduro's government. That includes 14 arrested journalists, their union said Tuesday, condemning the figure as "alarming". A founding member of the OAS, Venezuela will become the first country to leave since the group was launched in 19... [Full Article...]

Familiar names miss the cut at RBC Heritage

Familiar names miss the cut at RBC Heritage After missing the cut at his past two Tour starts, including the Masters, Rod Pampling, made a flying start with birdies at the first two holes before finishing with a two-under par 69 to be in a tie for 35th. "It was a little more stressful than I would have liked", Donald said after a second-round 67. Belfast's Michael Hoey shot a 73 to add to his first round 76, leaving him on three over par ... [Full Article...]

Trudeau hosting Italian PM in Ottawa following Trump visit

Trudeau hosting Italian PM in Ottawa following Trump visit While giving a press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Thursday, Trump was asked if he sees a role for the Trump administration in "helping stabilizing Libya ". "We both seek a trading relationship that is balanced, reciprocal", said Trump, who has been outspoken against deficits, which he sees as the United States propping up other economies without getting enough in re... [Full Article...]

Mnuchin: Trump has released plenty of financial info

Gary Cohn, Director of the National Economic Council, said during yesterday's press briefing, "We're going to eliminate most of the tax breaks that are mainly benefits to high-income individuals". On the other hand, it would trim other deductions, including for state and local tax payments, a change that could alienate lawmakers in states such as California and NY with higher state taxes. [Full Article...]

Islamic terrorist wounds 2 police on French island of Reunion

Islamic terrorist wounds 2 police on French island of Reunion The two officers, from a special national police intervention force, were shot while they were in the town of Saint-Benoit de la Reunion while trying to arrest "a risky individual", according to a statement by the regional administration for the Indian Ocean island. [Full Article...]

THAAD in South Korea to be operational soon

They say it is exclusively aimed at defending against North Korea. China have said the THAAD system's advanced radar can penetrate deep into its territory and undermine its security. After weeks of unusually blunt military threats, President Donald Trump's national security team briefed lawmakers Wednesday on North Korea's advancing nuclear capabilities. [Full Article...]

Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on NKorea

He said he had only about half the subs he needs for the Pacific, and expressed concern that a shrinking USA submarine fleet is eroding long-held advantages over Beijing and Moscow. The Vinson group is now in the Philippine Sea. The Navy said that both exercises demonstrate the ability of the US and Japan to work together at sea to respond quickly to threats in the region. [Full Article...]

Explainer: What you should know about President Trump's tax reform plan

Cut taxes now, ride the wave up, bail when the piper comes calling and make Democrats be the responsible party that pays the bill - and pays the price at the next election. The Trump administration Wednesday unveiled plans to dramatically cut taxes for U.S. businesses and individuals, slashing the corporate rate to 15 percent, but the once-in-a-generation overhaul is headed for a tough fight in Co... [Full Article...]

BC Greens promise to balance budget, make tax system more progressive

The debate on Wednesday featured more three way clashes, but the moderator asked Horgan directly about his temperament, asking if he has anger-management issue. Liberals' Suzanne Anton eking out a win of just 470 votes. The startling admission came after Horgan had slammed the Liberal Party for taking millions in donations from wealthy donors and corporations. [Full Article...]

UKIP leader will stand in election, but where?

UKIP leader will stand in election, but where? Mr. Nuttall was elected as the party's leader in November past year, but is yet to clarify whether he will stand for Parliament in the forthcoming general elections. Or he could fight South Thanet, the seat contested by his predecessor Mr Farage in 2015, now the subject of police and Crown Prosecution Service inquiries into allegations of electoral fraud against the Tories. [Full Article...]

'Xenophobic' German soldier, student suspected of planning attack

'Xenophobic' German soldier, student suspected of planning attack The arrest was accompanied by searches at 16 locations across France, Germany and Austria. Popular Video People were so furious about this Pepsi ad that Pepsi pulled it after just one day. The officer, who was "of German background" and stationed in France, allegedly stashed a loaded pistol in a bathroom at the Vienna airport that was discovered, leading Austrian authorities to take him into tem... [Full Article...]

Here are some of the national monuments being reviewed under Trump's order

On rescinding or altering a national monument designation, Zinke said: "It is untested , as you know, whether the president can do that". Trump is targeting all or part of monuments that make up 100,000 acres or more, and were created by presidential proclamation since 1996. [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn Is The Subject Of A Pentagon Investigation

In a letter sent to the acting secretary of the Army , Republican House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz requested that "in light of these apparent violations" the Army establish a way for Mr Flynn to repay the hundred of thousands of dollars that he received from the governments of Russian Federation and Turkey. [Full Article...]


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