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Aus to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat


The Australian Defense Force is fighting IS in both Syria and Iraq under the name 'Operation OKRA.' Australian Defence Force Chief Mark Binskin said on Wednesday the operations were halted while the Australians examined what was happening in what he had described as a "complex piece of airspace" over Syria. Read More »

MI farmers oppose changing Cuba policy

It is exactly that which President Trump is aiming to deter. His aides contend that Obama's easing of USA restrictions amounted to "appeasement" and has done nothing to advance political freedoms in Cuba , while benefiting the Cuban government financially. Read More »

Judges affirm 'Making a Murderer' confession was coerced

A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled 2-1 to uphold a federal judge's ruling previous year that overturned Dassey's conviction for a 2005 murder. "Investigators did find Halbach's blood in her vehicle and her DNA on a bullet fragment in Avery's garage". Dissenting Judge David Hamilton thought the confession, and the conviction itself, passed muster. Read More »

Armed Palestinian Shot Dead After Attempting to Attack Soldiers, Israeli Army Says


On the campaign trail, Trump indicated he would be far more sympathetic to settlements than Obama. He appears to have backtracked since. Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner , who also is the president's Jewish son-in-law, is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Wednesday for meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials to push for restarted peace talks between the two sides. Read More »

Were Analysts Bullish ITV plc (LON:ITV) This Week?

Its down 1.59% from 6.57 million shares previously. The SI to Galena Biopharma Incorporated's float is 23.61%. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the a year ago is GBX 1,626.59 ($20.72). Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2016. Its up 1.10, from 1.15 in 2016Q3. Meggitt PLC is an engineering company. Gamco Et Al, New York-based fund reported 66,900 shares. Read More »

Theresa May to unveil plans to 'protect' European Union citizens' rights after Brexit


But Merkel said that "for me, shaping the future of the 27 member states has priority over the question of the negotiations with Britain on its exit". May said the talks had made a "very constructive start". "While Britain says they intend to leave the customs union and the single market, they also say they want a Free Trade Agreement, and while numerous elements of a free trade agreement, while not being the same as the customs union, may not be that far from that". Read More »

May's filleted Queen's Speech is threadbare, says Labour

Ministers insisted Donald Trump's controversial visit to Britain will go ahead despite it not being listed in the Queen's Speech setting out the Government's programme for the next two years. Mr Carmichael, a Cabinet colleague of Mrs May in the coalition government, said she would stick to her position "like a limpet to a rock". "This will be complemented by legislation to ensure that the United Kingdom makes a success of Brexit, establishing new national policies on immigration, global ... Read More »

Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case Goes to the Jury


Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. "One of the greatest storytellers in the world and I'm failing", Cosby said when asked to repeat an answer in the deposition. Their closing arguments, delivered over more than four hours, capped a weeklong trial of the entertainer and started a countdown clock for a verdict likely to draw a worldwide spotlight to the Norristown courthouse. Read More »

ANALSYIS: Democrats face disarray after going bust in Georgia


Dem member of Congress eyeing results texts to ask Q on many Dem minds: "Lots of 'moral victories.' But when do we get actual victories???" "Race better be a wake up call for Democrats - business as usual isn't working". "We showed the world that in places where no one thought it was even possible to fight, we could fight", he said. The Republican was expected to win, though the race was closer than anticipated. Read More »

Warmbier's death looms over US-China talks on North Korea today

Suggesting former President Barack Obama bears some blame, Trump said "the result would have been a lot different" had Warmbier been brought home sooner. Sentenced to hard labor for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, the 22-year-old Warmbier was medically evacuated in a coma last week after almost 18 months in captivity. Read More »

Supreme Court rules disparaging trademarks protected by Constitution


The Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) rejected the trademark application pointing to federal law that prohibits the registration of trademarks that disparage or paint a people with contempt. We may not like what someone calls themselves, we may even find it offensive, but offense is not grounds for censorship. The Slants challenged that rejection as a violation of free speech rights under the U.S. Read More »

U.S. senator met with North Koreans about student

Tillerson made the comments at a press conference after high-level talks with Chinese officials at the State Department . The remarks came just one day after Trump said China had tried to use its leverage over North Korea to free American student Otto Warmbier , but that the effort had failed. Read More »

US envoy urges global action on worsening Venezuela crisis

Opponents of Maduro say Ortega Diaz is being targeted for her decision to break with the government over its plans to gut the opposition-controlled National Assembly and attempt to rewrite the constitution. Throughout the OAS sessions, Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez fought back at attempts to chastise her nation, accusing US allies of being "lapdogs of imperialism". Read More »

North Korea detainee mourned at Ohio funeral

President Donald Trump and stressed several times that the American president shares his thoughts. In addition to the external exam, the coroner's office reviewed his medical records from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and AeroMed Management Group, the air ambulance service that helped evacuate him from Pyongyang, North Korea , where he had been detained. Read More »

Sinn Féin and DUP called out over Brexit


It was also approved by eight Northern Ireland political parties; the DUP was the only major political group there to oppose it. Conservatives and Democratic Unionists remain "miles apart" on key elements of a proposed deal to shore up Theresa May's minority Government, a DUP source has said. Read More »

Trump publicly doubting that Russia meddled in election


Trump also questioned why the Obama administration didn't do more to stop the hacking by Russian operatives that occurred last summer and fall. "By effectively reinforcing the Russian narrative and publicly saying that our system is rigged, did then-candidate Trump, now President Trump, become what intelligence officials call an unwitting agent?" The tweet from the president comes a day after former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified before a Congressional committee. Read More »

Britain concedes on sequence of talks in opening Brexit encounter


Britain and the European Union agreed to focus the first stages of Brexit negotiations on divorce proceedings in a meeting that both sides hailed as constructive after an early concession from London on the sequence of talks. "In the long run, this will be good for the United Kingdom and good for the rest of Europe", Johnson said at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron, the 'emperor' who hopes to solve problems by consensus

Although REM's sweep fell short of a predicted landslide, the trailblazing party and its centrist ally MoDem won 350 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly after Sunday's runoff vote. Macron's detractors point to a record-low turnout of just under 44 percent in Sunday's polling, saying he can not claim to enjoy a deep vein of support. Read More »

May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders


But Belgian prime minister Charles Michel said that reopening the question of whether the United Kingdom will actually leave would only fuel uncertainty. Davis said Prime Minister May will also set out at an EU summit on Thursday her proposals for the rights of the three million EU nationals living in Britain , and one million Britons in the EU, with the British government to publish a detailed offer next Monday. Read More »

May promises 'best possible deal' on Brexit


The last time the Queen scaled down on the usual pomp of the Queen's Speech was in March 1974 when the then Labour leader, Harold Wilson, defeated Edward Heath in a snap election similar to that called by Mrs. But a series of controversial proposals set out in the Conservative manifesto were absent from the speech , and from the list of 27 bills the government hopes to pass. Read More »

Angela Merkel says European Union future more important than Brexit talks


The leaders of the European Union have agreed to extend sanctions against Russian Federation over its actions in Ukraine, following a similar move by the USA this week. The EU is demanding that European nationals who move to Britain before it leaves the bloc keep the same rights as they now have throughout the continent. Read More »