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by | April 12, 2018 | 11:09

The military expenditure of the United States is up to $700bn. The Russian military, which has troops in Syria , said on Monday that its officers had visited the site of the alleged attack and found no evidence to back up reports of poison gas being used.

by | April 12, 2018 | 11:10

Sudanese-Australian Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied has been detained at the USA border and "deported". Abdel-Magied took to Twitter while being detained by immigration officials at Minneapolis airport, saying they had "taken my phone, cancelled my visa and are deporting me".

by | April 12, 2018 | 11:00

The Canadian province of Alberta may be willing to buy the Trans Mountain Pipeline system from Kinder Morgan Inc. Kinder Morgan has warned that if British Columbia continues to throw legal roadblocks in the way of the pipeline-expansion plan, it could be forced to pull the plug on the $7.4-billion project.

by | April 12, 2018 | 10:46

The Russian military said the Israeli Air Force launched Monday's airstrike on a military air base in central Syria that reportedly killed at least 14 people, including Iranians active in Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the countrys conflict, said 14 fighters had been killed, including Syrian army officers and Iranian forces.

by | April 12, 2018 | 10:43

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would talk to President Donald Trump on Tuesday about a suspected chemical attack in Syria, as the United States considers a multinational military response. "History will record that on this day, Russian Federation chose protecting a monster over the lives of the Syrian people". Both Syria and its main backer, Russia , have denied responsibility and have claimed the reports were fabricated to justify a USA attack on Syria.

by | April 12, 2018 | 10:35

After months of denying Mueller's removal is under consideration, the change in tone came as Trump reacted furiously to an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of his private lawyer's offices on Monday. But Trump also called out embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions, is under consideration by the President to be fired in a potential effort to put greater limits on Mueller.

by | April 12, 2018 | 10:26

McMaster, who replaced Michael Flynn. She submitted her resignation on Tuesday, according to a copy of her resignation letter obtained by CNN, and a senior White House official said she will remain in her role until April 27 to assist with the transition.

by | April 12, 2018 | 10:18

Pruitt's chief takes responsibility for controversial raises Green groups urge Senate to reject Pompeo nomination MORE plans to call Russian Federation "a danger to our country" on Thursday in his Senate hearing for confirmation as secretary of State, according to a copy of his opening remarks obtained by The Associated Press .

by | April 12, 2018 | 10:22

It was the situation all pitchers fear: a line drive hurtling right back at them. Here's footage of the injury that send Zimmermann to the ground. But Zimmerman claimed afterward that he avoided a broken jaw this time because of fix work done after the last time he was hit by a ball in 2007.

by | April 12, 2018 | 10:13

Mattis also stated that the U.S. is "still assessing the intelligence, ourselves and our allies, we are still working on this". Trump: Get ready Russian Federation, missiles will be coming at Syria, nice and new and "smart"! Moscow has said that there is no firm evidence so far that a chemical weapons attack was perpetrated by the government or occurred at all, and it has called for an independent OPCW investigation.

by | April 12, 2018 | 09:53

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday he is outraged by the reported attack, and that the use of chemical weapons would be a violation of global law. The U.S., Britain and France opposed the measure, saying that the investigators are already headed there and that the text didn't include a new way to assess blame for chemical attacks.

by | April 12, 2018 | 09:54

President Donald Trump said on Monday following the deadly attack he promised to offer a quick and effective response. The Syrian government denies responsibility. Defense Secretary Mattis, however, indicated that evidence of what happened was still being studied. This is in contrast to an incident one year ago in which United States intelligence agencies had video and other evidence of certain aspects of the actual attack, which involved the use of Sarin gas.

by | April 12, 2018 | 09:49

New Plymouth Mayor Neil Holdom told Radio New Zealand the move was a "kick in the guts for the future of the Taranaki economy". "Today we have drawn a line in the sand", he said. His party secured concessions which allowed onshore oil exploration to continue in Taranaki, and the existing 57 exploration and mining permits would remain protected.

by | April 12, 2018 | 09:43

Israel is closely guarding the fence and has warned it will not tolerate attempts to breach it. Twenty-six protesters have been killed and hundreds wounded since the protests began March 30. Israel alleges that Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the Gaza Strip , is seeking to use the protests as cover to carry out violence. Also on Monday, the Health Ministry in Gaza said a 45-year-old Palestinian man has died of his wounds after being shot in the legs by Israeli troops during ...

by | April 12, 2018 | 09:15

Senate President Robert Stivers and acting House Speaker David Osborne disputed Bevin's assertion of a shortfall. Legislative leaders in the House and Senate have dug in on their plan, and are calling on Bevin to meet with them before signing the veto.

by | April 12, 2018 | 07:57

On Monday, an indictment against Backpage.com, the internet's second-largest classified ads website, which is used for sex trafficking, was unsealed. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. H.R. 1865 was introduced by U.S. Representative Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin and includes provisions from a similar Senate measure, introduced by Sen. "Those women and children that have been sold with impunity by Backpage for 15 years", Wagner told CNN.

by | April 12, 2018 | 07:46

Amazon.com stock traded down $9.17 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $1,427.05. The TJX Companies, Inc. It has underperformed by 8.88% the S&P500. ( NASDAQ: AMZN ) generated a change of 2.14% and closed at $1436.22. Benchmark Co. restated a "buy" rating on shares of Amazon.com in a research note on Tuesday.

by | April 12, 2018 | 07:29

The Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Syria had been asked to make the necessary arrangements for the deployment of an investigation team. The West was waging a "psychological war " after the defeat of rebels in eastern Ghouta, she added, pointing to what she called contradictory statements between different branches of the USA government.

by | April 12, 2018 | 06:38

Thomas Isaac said the participants had made a decision to involve the governments of West Bengal, Punjab, Odisha and Delhi to submit a memorandum to the President and explore legal options. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley described the controversy surrounding the ToR of the 15th Finance Commission as "needless", and added that nothing could be further from truth.

by | April 12, 2018 | 06:32

A Justice Department official told Fox News that the memo's redactions had been "narrowly tailored to protect the name of a foreign country and the name of a foreign agent". And if the House were to take aggressive action against Rosenstein, it could give Trump cover to fire the deputy attorney general, who is ultimately in charge of the Mueller investigation.

by | April 12, 2018 | 06:25

Agents also seized records from Cohen's office relating to a payment to Playboy model Karen McDougal , who alleges that she had an affair with Trump in 2006 as well. But this may not really be about Trump at all. Prosecutors at the US attorney's office in Manhattan are looking into whether Cohen's payoffs could have violated federal election laws, as they were issued during the campaign.

by | April 12, 2018 | 05:46

Israeli daily Haaretz said the ban order sent to airport immigration officials misspelled Mac Donncha's name and he did not therefore show up on the watch list. The move to exclude Mr Mac Donncha followed two motions passed by Dublin City Council in recent days. It supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which campaigns for a complete boycott of Israel over its policies towards the Palestinians.

by | April 12, 2018 | 05:15

The consequences follow people for the rest of their lives, making it harder to get jobs , or housing, and for noncitizens, putting them in the crosshairs for deportation . "As far as the homelessness crisis in New York City is concerned - we agree it is egregious and must be managed properly - to that end, we urge her to talk to her good friend the mayor".

by | April 12, 2018 | 05:15

McGuire said the mission, formally called "Operation Guardian Shield", will extend through September 30, 2018. He says they will not "round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life". Other border states are also deploying National Guard troops . He said he thinks it's wrong to deploy the National Guard because militarization causes worry and tension for immigrant families who live near the border.

by | April 12, 2018 | 05:00

She helped change the face of comedy and leaves behind an indelible mark and legacy in the entertainment industry and stand-up community. "We will all miss her dearly". Find reaction to Mitzi's passing from the comedy world below. Although Mitzi Shore helped many a young comedian make their way up in the business, the Los Angeles Times wrote that her time as Comedy Store owner did not come without issues.