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Chemical watchdog backs Britain: Nerve agent poisoned former spy

Chemical watchdog backs Britain: Nerve agent poisoned former spy The worldwide chemical weapons watchdog has said an analysis of samples gathered from Sergei Skripal , Yulia Skripal and detective sergeant Nick Bailey - the officer affected during the emergency response - confirmed the U.K.'s assessment of the incident. [Full Article...]

Trump muddies the waters over timing of threatened Syria strike

Trump muddies the waters over timing of threatened Syria strike Britain has been working with its allies to determine what happened , and "we are rapidly reaching that understanding", she said during a visit to the English city of Birmingham. The Russian military said it had observed movements of US Navy forces in the Gulf. Earlier in the week, a Turkish Twitter troll spread a rumor that the guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook was in Syrian waters ,... [Full Article...]

Trump reportedly plans to pardon Scooter Libby

Trump reportedly plans to pardon Scooter Libby He had his sentence commuted by President George W. Bush . If the pardon goes through, it will be the second high-profile pardon Trump okayed. Libby had been convicted of perjury in the investigation into who leaked the identity of Central Intelligence Agency officer Valerie Plame . [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 33 amid mass protests in Gaza

Death toll rises to 33 amid mass protests in Gaza Tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered at five main sites along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on the past two Fridays in what has been dubbed the "Great March of Return". UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the European Union and others have called for an independent investigation into the deaths. Israel has rejected calls for a probe and insists its open-fire rules for Gaza ... [Full Article...]

More than a dozen Cdns charged in child sex abuse investigation

More than a dozen Cdns charged in child sex abuse investigation Detective Constable Steve Smith, from GMP's Public Protection Division, said: "This woman suffered relentless abuse at the hands of King who was a child himself when these offences first began". Then in July 2015, she said, undercover officers in Toronto "observed the live abuse of a six-year-old child over the Internet". Toronto cops also uncovered the online sexual abuse of a drugged eight-yea... [Full Article...]

Coli Outbreak Spreads to Seven States Without Known Cause: CDC

Coli Outbreak Spreads to Seven States Without Known Cause: CDC Also, the CDC's experts are working on collecting samples from the affected patient to discover if the same bacteria strain is involved, trying to depict which was the source of this E. It harms the kidneys when damaged red blood cells and other pieces clog up the organs and prevent them from doing their job of filtering waste from the body. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation blocks United Nations resolution on Syria as U.S. military action looms large

Russian Federation blocks United Nations resolution on Syria as U.S. military action looms large President Donald Trump warned of missile attacks. "I just hope that we do not consider this the end when it comes to ensuring that the facts are established and that there is a true accountability and no more impunity for the horrendous use of chemical weapons in Syria and elsewhere", Mr Skoog said . [Full Article...]

Trump Sought to Fire Mueller in December

Trump Sought to Fire Mueller in December Under the legislation, the expedited review would determine whether the special counsel was sacked for good cause. If passed, the legislation would allow the special counsel to be fired only "for good cause" by a senior Justice Department official, with a reason given in writing; provide recourse if the special counsel was sacked without good cause; and preserve the staffing and materials of a... [Full Article...]

The Oklahoma Teacher Strike Has Now Lasted As Long As West Virginia's

The Oklahoma Teacher Strike Has Now Lasted As Long As West Virginia's She told reporters the OEA had achieved most of its goals and called the almost $1-billion in new funding "historic". It's Day 9 of the Oklahoma teacher walkout . Teachers packed the Capitol rotunda during the morning hours Thursday and chanted "Don't back down" and "We're not leaving!" Trebor Worthen, a former House member and now a GOP campaign consultant, said the political winds have clea... [Full Article...]

Popular US Federal parks to hike Prices to £ 35, not $70

Popular US Federal parks to hike Prices to £ 35, not $70 Annual pass fees will increase $10 to $70. Rangers at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park celebrate the free day on August 25, 2015. Park service officials said they switched to an across-the-board increase in response to public comments on the original plan, which was blasted by conservation groups and Democratic lawmakers. [Full Article...]

Panchayat elections: BJP's appeal to be heard by Calcutta HC tomorrow

Panchayat elections: BJP's appeal to be heard by Calcutta HC tomorrow Mentioning that the Election Commission has been entrusted with the highest Constitutional power in Panchayat Polls, the Judge asked why the SEC withdrew the notification it had issued in regard to the extension of nomination filing date. The panchayat elections are scheduled to be held on May 1, May 3 and May 5. After leading a political team of party delegation at Raj Bhawan, Pradesh Congress ... [Full Article...]

Missouri attorney-general calls for governor to resign over sex scandal

Missouri attorney-general calls for governor to resign over sex scandal Hawley also took a $50,000 donation from the governor during the 2016 campaign. Greitens so far has rebuffed calls for him to resign. Greitens says it involved consensual sex, but according to the committee's report , the woman testified under oath there were times when it wasn't consensual. [Full Article...]

Nunes threatens to impeach law enforcement leaders over Russian Federation investigation document

Nunes threatens to impeach law enforcement leaders over Russian Federation investigation document Last August Nunes's committee subpoenaed the FBI and Justice Department for documents about the investigation and a dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele. According to the Post, the document is said to detail how the Russian Federation investigation started, at least in part because a young Trump foreign policy adviser boasted to an Australian diplomat in May 2016 that Russian ... [Full Article...]

British PM order submarines to get within missile range to Syria - newspaper

British PM order submarines to get within missile range to Syria - newspaper British Prime Minister Theresa May's senior ministers agreed on the need for action against Syria at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, but Downing Street did not specify what measures the United Kingdom would take. "Where do we go from there?" But later he said: "Never said when an attack on Syria would take place". Putin has come under fire for continuing to support the Assad regime. [Full Article...]

Backpage.com, CEO Plead Guilty to Charges

Backpage.com, CEO Plead Guilty to Charges In addition to those pleas, federal prosecutors in Arizona announced Thursday Backpage.com and CEO Carl Ferrer had pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges on April 5. "Jed" Brunst, 66, of Phoenix; Daniel Hyer, 49, of Dallas; Andrew Padilla, 45, of Plano, Texas; and Jaala Joye Vaught, 37, of Addison, Texas. Ferrer admitted that these editing practices were only one component of an overall, company-w... [Full Article...]

Packers player arrested at LAX for bomb joke

Packers player arrested at LAX for bomb joke Davis then turned to his companion and said something to the effect of "Yeah, did you pack the explosives?" The Packers released the following statement: "The Packers are aware of the matter involving Trevor Davis ". Trevor Davis #11 of the Green Bay Packers jogs off the field in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field on August 12, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. [Full Article...]

Doctors in Syria's Douma refute reports of patients suffering from chemical poisoning

Doctors in Syria's Douma refute reports of patients suffering from chemical poisoning The Syrian government has denied the allegations and called it fake news. The foreign ministry also called for an investigation by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and said it expected the worldwide community to condemn the attack. [Full Article...]

Thousands march in Poland to mark Holocaust

Thousands march in Poland to mark Holocaust Thousands of people marched all the way from Auschwitz to Birkenau in Poland on April 12, thus paying tribute to millions on Holocaust Victims' Remembrance Day. In his remarks, Rivlin noted how Poland had for centuries been a haven for Jews fleeing persecution in other parts of Europe and Russian Federation - indeed, some historians estimate that three-quarters of the world's Jewish populati... [Full Article...]

Syrian regime 'highly likely' to blame for chemical attack, United Kingdom says

Syrian regime 'highly likely' to blame for chemical attack, United Kingdom says Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday the Pentagon was ready to provide options for a Syria strike but the U.S. and its allies were still "assessing the intelligence" on the suspected chemical attack . Syria has denied that it used poison gas. On Thursday, however, he tweeted: "Never said when an attack on Syria would take place". "We hope that there will be no point of no return... [Full Article...]

Israeli Forces Strike Gaza After Border Blast

Israeli Forces Strike Gaza After Border Blast Time magazine might want to take a second look at the name Palestinians have given to the recent demonstrations and clashes along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel. A fighter from the Palestinian group Hamas was killed on Thursday by an Israeli strike in the Gaza Strip, the health ministry in the enclave said. [Full Article...]


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