Turkey warns USA relations are at risk if Kurds help retake Raqqa

To make things even more complex, the Kurdish-backed forces (which, remember, don't get along with Turkey and their forces) have recently agreed to let the Syrian regime move into their territory to create a buffer between them and Turkish-backed forces. Read More

CONCACAF unveils groups, schedule for 2017 Gold Cup tournament

CONCACAF unveils groups, schedule for 2017 Gold Cup tournament

The United States was placed in Group B with Panama, Martinique and the victor of a series between Haiti and Nicaragua (March 24 and 28). The Americans will then face Martinique four days later in Tampa's Raymond James Stadium, and will complete the group stage against either Haiti or Nicaragua on July 15 at Cleveland's FirstEnergy Stadium. Read More

Four die as CSX freight train hits bus in Biloxi, Miss

Four die as CSX freight train hits bus in Biloxi, Miss

Emergency responders were still trying to remove injured passengers from the bus half an hour after the crash. Numerous passengers were apparently senior citizens. The crossing has flashing lights and crossing gates , according to Sease. An official says 48 passengers and a driver were on the bus hit by a train in Biloxi, Mississippi. Read More

Cuomo will meet with Netanyahu during jaunt to Israel

Cuomo will meet with Netanyahu during jaunt to Israel

Both those efforts factored in to the presidential buzz. The New York-Israel Commission was announced during Cuomo's economic development and unity trip to Israel following a meeting with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Isreali business leaders. Read More

Latest round of Syria peace talks ends on positive note

Latest round of Syria peace talks ends on positive note

Its seventh year begins on Mar 15. While the three first "baskets" are directly related to UN Security Council resolution 2254, namely the formation of credible and inclusive governance, UN-supervised elections and the drafting of a new constitution, the inclusion of a "fourth basket" is an important development. Read More

European Parliament strips Marine Le Pen of immunity

European Parliament strips Marine Le Pen of immunity

The far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen , is currently in the lead, while the conservative candidate, Francois Fillon, once considered a shoo-in, now looks like he's about to drop out of the race. The top two from the first round proceed to a run-off on May 7, which Macron is now shown winning. Yesterday, Mr Fillon's family home was searched by investigators who are probing the matter. Read More

McDonald's lays out plan to bring traffic back to stores

Hottovy said he thinks the changes McDonald's is making in the kitchen and dining room in particular will make the mobile order rollout go far smoother than many observers expected when the chain first announced its intentions a year ago. Read More

Murray River Tragedy: Missing Boy's Body Found At Moama

Murray River Tragedy: Missing Boy's Body Found At Moama

Marine rescue NSW search the Murray River for a missing boy in Moama, NSW. The mother appeared before the court earlier on Saturday where she was formally refused bail, according to NewsCorp . The woman had allegedly told onlookers "I had to drown my babies". "The dog is four years old and it's never attacked one person, has grown up with kids, and it's always been around kids playing", she said. Read More

Conservative Davidson says 'no popular support' for independence vote

Conservative Davidson says 'no popular support' for independence vote

Prime Minister Theresa May accused Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of sacrificing living standards in Scotland in her pursuit of a breakaway from the United Kingdom, in a pointed attack as the Scottish National Party edges toward demanding a second independence referendum. Read More

Russian Airstrike Accidentally Hits US-Backed Forces in Syria, General Says

Russian Airstrike Accidentally Hits US-Backed Forces in Syria, General Says

A Russian airstrike in northern Syria hit US -backed Syrian Arab forces who are part of the fight against the Islamic State group, a senior USA general said Wednesday . Bush. Russia, Turkey, the US and other countries are backing surrogate forces inside Syria, which has been in a civil war since 2011. A communication link between Russian and USA forces in the region was established months ago, with the military of the two countries having agreed to communicate in order to avoid incidents in ... Read More

House Intel Committee lays out goals for Russian Federation investigation

House Intel Committee lays out goals for Russian Federation investigation

At the time , a White House official and a spokesman for the office of the director of national intelligence told the Wall Street Journal that these allegations were false. House Intelligence Committee Chairman-and Trump transition team member-Rep. The involvement of North Carolina Senator Richard Burr and California Representative Devin Nunes has sparked calls - mostly from Democrats - for a special prosecutor to investigate Russia's role in the election and possible ties to Trump. Read More

Tech Hits Trump's Desk with Two Women in STEM Laws

Such important programs are meant to encourage more young women to enter fields such as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Trump signed the two laws in the Oval Office surrounded by women who backed the laws including the Republican representative Barbara Comstock who introduced the bill. Read More

Germany arrests suspected Syrian war criminal

Germany arrests suspected Syrian war criminal

A total of 36 people allegedly killed by Abdulfatah H.A. were soldiers of the Syrian army. Some local reports have claimed one of the men was an asylum seeker, but a spokeswoman for the prosecutors' office refused to confirm this. The suspect is a juvenile and few details about him were released by prosecutors in Cottbus, a city of 100,000 people 75 miles southeast of Berlin, the Berliner Morgenpost reported . Read More

Russian Airstrikes Hit US-Trained Force in Syria

It was a situation that USA commanders have been trying to avoid since Russian Federation deployed dozens of aircraft to Syria in late 2015. He added that the USA asks "all forces to remain focused on the counter-ISIS fight and concentrate their efforts on defeating ISIS, and not toward other objectives that may cause the coalition to divert energy and resources away from Raqqa". Read More

Iran President arrives in Islamabad to take part in ECO Summit

In a statement, he said Afghan president had the opportunity to discuss bilateral issues with the Pakistani leadership during the visit. The Prime Minister also appreciated Turkey's continued support for the struggle of the Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination. Read More

Samsung's acting head indicted on bribery charges as scandal grows

Most scandalous is that Lee was tipped to lead Samsung into the future. Park Sang-jin, president of Samsung Electronics , was also indicted Tuesday. The indictment of Lee, who has been effectively running the conglomerate since his father was hospitalized nearly three years ago, is another blow to Samsung , already reeling from the embarrassing recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. Read More

Trump team drops challenge to Texas voter ID law

On Tuesday, DOJ lawyers will appear before U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos and inform her that the federal government is dismissing its claim that the voter ID law was crafted with a discriminatory intent . The seven acceptable forms of photo ID under the law include the following: a Texas driver's license; free Texas election identification card (EIC); Texas personal identification card; Texas license to carry a concealed handgun; US military identification card; USA citizenship ... Read More

Valfajr torpedo first fired in Velayat 95 naval drill

Mr Dehghan said exercises stretched from the Strait of Hormuz and Oman Sea to north of the Indian Ocean. It carries explosive warheads that weigh approximately 220 kilograms and are capable of crippling naval targets in different weather and depth conditions. Read More

United Nations envoy hopes Syria peace talks to be fruitful

United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura yesterday appealed to the Syrian government and opposition to take advantage of the historic opportunity offered by the Geneva political process to negotiate an end to six years of war. "It is enough for Syrian people. l hope to see serious partners", High Negotiations Committee (HNC) spokesman Salem al-Muslat told reporters in Geneva on the eve of talks with the Syrian regime and opposition. Read More

Israel denies Human Rights Watch work visas due to 'extreme, hostile agenda'

Israel denies Human Rights Watch work visas due to 'extreme, hostile agenda'

New York-based HRW, which operates in 90 countries, said it has documented violations considered illegal under worldwide humanitarian law by all sides in the conflict, including the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas, the Palestinian group that governs the Gaza Strip. Read More

Dylann Roof drove to another church after Charleston shooting, documents say

The Branch AME Church had also been scheduled to have Bible study on the night of June 17, 2015. His GPS device deactivated for approximately two to three minutes, which is consistent with stopping the vehicle, according to prosecutors. Roof's defense attorneys sought to exclude the Global Positioning System data along with two photographs of the Branch AME Church from trial. Defense attorneys argued there was no evidence to suggest Roof was going to continue his attack at another church. Read More

Nursing home worker charged with sex crime against 100-year-old resident

Brittany Fultz , 26, is charged with gross sexual imposition in the matter, reports the Daily Mail. Investigators said the man has dementia, but Fultz's attorney said the resident could have told her to stop but didn't. She is touching him", Bath added. Lehmkuhl said Providence Care Centers reported the incident to police and the Ohio Department of Health. Fultz was booked Friday to the Eerie County Jail and released later that day. Read More

On Murdered Teen's Cellphone, a Voice Says, 'Down the Hill'

Additional video, also taken from Libby's phone, will not be released because the investigation is ongoing, Bursten said. According to tweets from WTHR, our NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, State Police say the reward is $41,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Read More

What did Mike Pence know about Russia's Trump ties?

What did Mike Pence know about Russia's Trump ties?

Democrats say they want an investigation into President Donald Trump's relationship with Russia, including when Trump learned that his national security adviser had discussed USA sanctions with a Russian diplomat. "Leaking, and even illegal classified leaking, has been a big problem in Washington for years", he said on Twitter Thursday. He ignored questions about Flynn from reporters during an education event at the White House Tuesday morning. Read More

North Korea says will reject Malaysian post-mortem of Kim Jong-nam

North Korea says will reject Malaysian post-mortem of Kim Jong-nam

But a former North Korean spy Kim Hyon Hui, who was involved in the Korean Air jet bombing in 1987 that killed all 115 crew and passengers on board, has picked up on the "amateur" quality of the two alleged assassins. Kim died en route to a hospital after suffering a seizure on Monday. 'We have to send a sample to the chemistry department, we have to send a sample for toxicology tests , ' he said. Read More

Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong arrested in corruption investigation

Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong arrested in corruption investigation

That's on top of the original charges of bribery, embezzlement and perjury the team filed against Lee with its first arrest warrant request that was rejected last month. Now there's no word on whether lawyers representing Lee will contest the arrest or seek bail. The arrest of Samsung Chief came to light with allegations over the corruption and his part in it. Read More

Adama Barrow sworn-in on home soil as president

Adama Barrow sworn-in on home soil as president

Mr Mahama became the ECOWAS co-mediator in resolving electoral disputes that erupted after The Gambia's election in December 1, 2016 when its former President Yahya Jammeh refused to step down after his defeat. Barrow has never held any public office and Gambians are hoping he'll bring change to a country which was ruled by Jammeh since 1994 following a coup. Read More

North Korean leader's brother killed in Malaysia

North Korean leader's brother killed in Malaysia

Multiple South Korean media reports said he was killed at the airport by two women believed to be North Korean agents. While there's no evidence yet linking the murder to Kim Jong Un, South Korean lawmakers and observers of the secretive regime see him as the clear victor. Read More

Kazakhstan postpones Syria talks by a day

Kazakhstan postpones Syria talks by a day

The latest diplomacy effort was launched with Russian and Turkish support after regime forces, helped by the Russian air force and Iranian-backed Shia jihadists, defeated opposition factions in eastern Aleppo in December - their biggest setback of the war. Read More

Security heightened in Kashmir to prevent separatist march

The two deceased soldiers belonged to the 1st Rashtriya Rifles. All shops and commercial establishments remained closed in Srinagar . The party spokesperson and general secretary Naheeda Nasreen said that the police raided Sayeda Aasiya's residence in Srinagar's Soura 90-feet area and "arrested" her along with her personal secretary Sofi Fahmeeda. Read More