by | February 05, 2018 | 06:18

Syria has denied using illegal chemicals. Mattis says it is clear that Assad's government has weaponized and used chlorine gas in the Syrian civil war. He was of the opinion that if worldwide community does not act quickly to tighten the screws on Mr Assad, Syria's chemical weapons could spread beyond its borders and possibly even "to United States shores".

by | February 04, 2018 | 02:24

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has fully upheld 28 and partially upheld 11 appeals filed by Russian athletes disqualified for life from participating in the Olympic games because of the doping suspicions, the press-release of the court reads.

by | February 04, 2018 | 02:23

They say it mischaracterizes the motivations behind a 2016 surveillance warrant on Trump campaign official Carter Page. Rosenstein, Sessions and Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the third-highest-ranking Justice official, came together publicly for the first time to kick off an all-day summit on combating human trafficking held in the department's Great Hall.

by | February 04, 2018 | 02:17

Yameen had been set to run for re-election this year virtually unopposed, with all of his opponents either jailed or exiled. The opposition alliance in a statement welcomed the ruling and called for Gayoom's resignation - saying the court's decision "effectively ends President Yameen's authoritarian rule".

by | February 04, 2018 | 02:15

Syria's state news agency, SANA, said Syrian troops captured the village of Maasaran as well as the Tel Tokan hill, cutting links between Saraqeb and the rebel stronghold of Maarest al-Numan to the south. According to the message, 74 terrorists have been eliminated today and Operation Olive Branch is being successfully carried out. The Turkish military has suffered the deadliest day in its current offensive against Kurdish militias inside Syria, with seven soldiers killed.

by | February 04, 2018 | 02:14

The pilot resisted capture and fired at the militants before being killed, according to monitors in the country. At the time, the Russians vigorously objected to the dramatic USA move to provide sophisticated weaponry to the rebels, claiming (rightfully it turns out) that "t$3 he relevant decision also poses a direct threat to aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces..." A rebel source said the Sukhoi plane was shot down over Khan al-Subl town near the city of Saraqeb, close to a major ...

by | February 04, 2018 | 01:39

In addition, "flexible, adaptable and resilient US nuclear capabilities [are] now required to protect the United States, [its] allies and partners, and promote strategic stability", according to the review. In its newly released Nuclear Posture Review , the Defense Department has focused much of its multibillion nuclear effort on an updated nuclear deterrence focused on Russian Federation.

by | February 03, 2018 | 09:55

The law would make it a crime to call the Nazi genocide of Jews a Polish crime, or the Nazi death camps Polish death camps , even though some of the most brutal Nazi atrocities took place on Polish soil. To become law, the bill requires approval from the president, who supports it. "The resulting divisions that may arise among our allies benefit only our rivals", Heather Nauert, State Department spokesman, said in a statement .

by | February 03, 2018 | 09:50

Tillerson focused much of his policy speech on economic ties, noting that the United States has 20 free-trade agreements, with 12 of them in the Western Hemisphere - helping to fuel nearly $2 billion in annual trade, 2.5 million and a $14 billion annual trade surplus for the United States.

by | February 03, 2018 | 09:45

The United States earlier issued a statement saying it was "deeply concerned by the government's action to shut down, intimidate, and restrict the media". On Thursday, however, High Court Judge Chacha Mwita ordered the government to restore the operations of Citizen Television, the Kenya Television Network and Nation Television News.

by | February 03, 2018 | 09:46

Timberlake , who has a 2-year old son name Silas , was then asked by a reporter whether he would "support it if [ Silas ] wanted to run some routes and get in the National Football League". Timberlake is one of the most popular and talented musicians in the industry, so there's no question this Super Bowl's halftime show is going to be awesome, but will it top the following five shows? "That has been the ethos of the inspiration behind putting the set list together and managing the ...

by | February 03, 2018 | 09:41

Mattis appeared to be referencing the April cruise missile strike against a Syrian airfield after the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad used sarin on civilians in the town of Khan Shaykhun. "They know what we know", one of the officials said. In his remarks Friday, Mattis alluded to the April attack, saying, "So they'd be ill-advised to go back to violating" the worldwide prohibition on the use of chemical weapons.

by | February 02, 2018 | 00:48

Its Beatrix mine, where the trapped workers are, has shafts at depths of between 700 metres and 2,200 metres below the surface. They have been underground for 24 hours. The union said that this incident was as a result of the sheer number of workers involved and has called on Sibanye-Stillwater management to step up its rescue efforts.

by | February 02, 2018 | 00:32

The 72% cut would be imposed on the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy , according to a Washington Post report . Trump's proposed budget is his second recent blow to renewable energy . Last year, lawmakers from both parties criticized the White House's plan to reduce clean energy funding, and in May Congress struck a government funding deal that reversed numerous deepest cuts sought by the White House.

by | February 02, 2018 | 00:28

Stores in California began selling recreational marijuana to adults legally at the beginning of this year after voters approved Proposition 64 , in November 2016. Brown, who's from the local NAACP chapter, says this will be especially welcome in San Francisco's communities of color. Gascon announced Wednesday that more than 3,000 misdemeanor pot convictions would be reversed and the defendants records expunged.

by | February 02, 2018 | 00:27

Olympic men's gold medalist Alexander Tretiakov and women's bronze medalist Elena Nikitina were among the 28 Russians whose results from the Sochi Games were reinstated by the CAS decision. The court also partially upheld 11 athletes - doping bans were overturned for them but they will not join this year's Olympics. The IOC was not inspired by the ruling which annulled its sanctions saying that "the panels did not take this proven existence of the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping ...

by | February 01, 2018 | 01:06

Recent days have also seen unprecedented protests by a handful of women, posing in public without their headscarves to show their rejection of mandatory Islamic clothing rules. "America stands with the people of Iran in their courageous struggle for freedom". "As far as Islam is practiced, people adore the Islamic culture and Iran, and everybody reveres their national security, no force will be able to mislead them", the Iranian president said.

by | February 01, 2018 | 01:09

The department of health cited Dr Fitzgerald's "complex financial arrangements" in a statement. Her financial disclosure report, released by Politico , showed she made purchases last August in shares of Japan Tobacco Inc, Merck & Co Inc, Humana Inc as well as ADRs of German drugmaker Bayer AG.

by | February 01, 2018 | 01:03

Pictures of the discovery show oranges all over the place after they opened the doors. Seville city security spokesman, Juan Carlos Cabrera, told Europa Press that the arrests were important not only in thwarting theft but also in "preserving the food security of the possible consumers who would have had these oranges".

by | January 31, 2018 | 10:52

The order, which Mr Trump signed just before delivering his first State of the Union address, says the USA maintains the option to detain additional enemy combatants at the detention centre in Cuba when lawful and necessary to protect U.S.