Trump tells newspaper Obama aide might have broken the law

In an interview on Tuesday, Rice denied the allegations. In addition, the ex-Obama official also brushed off claims she went public with the names of Trump associates mentioned in the intelligence reports , saying , "I leaked nothing to nobody and never have and never would". Read More

Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94

An Air Force spokeswoman, Erika A. Yepsen, said the bomb was made "in-house", with some parts manufactured by the Air Force itself, so the overall cost is only an estimate. Resident Qari Mehrajuddin first saw "lightning like a thunder storm" followed by the roar of an explosion, an all-too-familiar sound for residents in Afghanistan's war-torn Nangarhar province. Read More

China reiterates opposition to South Korea's THAAD anti-missile system

The same unending hyperbole has affected South Koreans as well. The DMZ is one of the most heavily fortified regions in the world. The zone was born out of an agreement between North Korea, China and the United Nations at the end of the Korean War in 1953. Read More

North Korean medium-range missile test fails, US says

North Korean medium-range missile test fails, US says

Pence made an unannounced visit to the Demilitarized Zone at the start of his 10-day trip to Asia in a US show of force that allowed the vice-president to gaze at North Korean soldiers from afar and stare directly across a border marked by razor wire. Read More

Small plane crashes next to Lisbon-area supermarket; 5 dead

Small plane crashes next to Lisbon-area supermarket; 5 dead

A plane has crashed into a supermarket near the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, killing five people and injuring several others. The injured were shopping inside the supermarket, which is located in a residential neighborhood, and were treated for shock and smoke inhalation. Read More

BC election: Key developments from Day Three on the campaign trail

BC election: Key developments from Day Three on the campaign trail

We're going to make different choices - choices that help families and make their lives better". Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver is in Victoria today. "If you're buying property, and you're benefiting from all the public services, and your property is going up in value, because of the good schools and hospitals and services here - that's fundamentally unfair", Mr. Read More

Rooftop Fire Breaks Out On Bellagio Hotel

Rooftop Fire Breaks Out On Bellagio Hotel

The department said the building saw exterior damage. Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire. The initial call was received at 10:46 PM local time, the CCFD said, and the first units arrived on the scene within five minutes. Parts of the Las Vegas strip were shut down overnight due to a fire at the Bellagio Resort & Casino. Assistant Clark County Fire Chief Larry Haydu said foam building material fueled the flames, which did not reach inside the mall. Read More

Boston police commissioner calls Aaron Hernandez verdict 'disappointing'

Hernandez was overcome with emotion as the verdict was read, moving his head from side to side, wiping his eyes and weeping. Both he and Gomes-Sanches testified against Hernandez, though neither could positively identify him in court as the shooter. Read More

Hard-line cleric to run in Iranian presidential election

He is also a member of Assembly of Experts, an all-cleric body that will rule on the successor for the Supreme Leader. Raisi also registered on Friday for the vote. He said his decision to run was meant to help former Vice President Hamid Baghaei, a close confidant. Frequently described as a moderate, Rouhani has served as president of the republic since winning 2013 polls. Read More

Tillerson Says Relations With Russia Have Reached a 'Low Point'

Tillerson Says Relations With Russia Have Reached a 'Low Point'

Tillerson conceded the two world powers had "sharp differences" that have obstructed cooperation but voiced optimism they could make progress. "The U.S. It's unclear whether Putin will grant Tillerson a meeting. The Kremlin had previously declined to confirm Putin would meet Tillerson, reflecting the renewed tensions. Read More

Russian Federation and Iran affirm commitment to Syrian government

In a phone call with Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad, Rouhani told him, "Allegations that Syria launched the chemical attack were just a pretext to disrupt the Syrian peace process", according to Press TV. Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, agreed. They also see Russian Federation as a foreign occupier whose relentless aerial bombardment of rebel-held areas has led to thousands of civilian casualties. Read More

Assad: Chemical attack in Syria is '100 percent fabrication'

Samples taken from Khan Sheikhoun last week tested positive for the nerve agent sarin, the British delegation t the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW said on Thursday. Their timing and location have been verified by independent researchers. Brig. Gen. Zaher al-Sakat, a general who said he defected from Assad's army, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in 2013 that Assad would not give up the chemical weapon stockpile. Read More

Daesh in control of less than 7% of Iraq

Daesh in control of less than 7% of Iraq

In mid-February, Iraqi forces - backed by USA -led air power - began a fresh push to recapture western Mosul, the terrorist group's last stronghold in northern Iraq. Speaking at the same press conference in Baghdad on Tuesday, the spokesman for the US-led coalition vowed that Iraq would not be abandoned after the recapture of Mosul. Read More

Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming

Mr Tillerson said there was "a low level of trust" between both countries and such a relationship could not be allowed to continue between the world's foremost nuclear powers. He said the United Nations should first investigate the attack. "These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction", the Trump transition team said in a statement. Read More

EFF and others schedule #ZumaMustFall 2.0 for president's birthday

Zuma has come under mounting pressure after he reshuffled the cabinet on March 31, sacking or replacing 10 ministers and 10 deputy ministers, notably Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Holomisa added that the recent two credit downgrades to junk status make South Africa an unsafe investment destination and the effects will be felt by all. Read More

Chief Keef Arrested for Driving Under the Influence

Chief Keef Arrested for Driving Under the Influence

A "green, leafy substance" was inside the bag, officers said in their report . Once he saw that officers were heading towards him, McElrath apparently tried running back into Keef's vehicle. Upon further inspection of Keef's vehicle, police discovered the Chicago rapper, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was in possession of lean (aka Sizzurp). Read More

IAS officers transferred in Yogi Adityanath government's 1st reshuffle

IAS officers transferred in Yogi Adityanath government's 1st reshuffle

The UP minister also claimed that outstanding dues of the cane farmers for the sowing seasons 2014-15 and 2015-16 have been already been paid. The state government has chose to waive surcharge of electricity dues. And also ensure that defective or burnt transformers are replaced soon so that agriculture is not disrupted. The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal for 24-hour power supply in cities and 18 hours in villages in the state. Read More

China says it will choose next Dalai Lama by draw of lots

China says it will choose next Dalai Lama by draw of lots

He also said the "some specific Indian official" had indulged in provocative political statement but did not name Pema Khandu. India and China have been negotiating to resolve the border dispute for more than 20 years but an agreement is yet to be reached. Read More

Sessions outlines immigration plan

Sessions' trip to Arizona coincides with a big-money expo for companies looking to profit from dividing communities along the border". One federal prosecutor who requested anonymity expressed alarm over the new directives, worrying that they will compel their office to put immigrant families in prison. Read More

Seoul: North Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast

But unlike the KN-15, which uses solid fuel, the missile fired Wednesday used liquid fuel and was sacked from a fixed location, rather than a mobile launcher, the official said. Citing top ranking U.S. military and intelligence officials, NBC reports that, ahead of the summit, the U.S. National Security Council presented President Trump with a proposal for the deployment of American nuclear weapons to South Korea. Read More

Russian Federation responsible for Syria chemical attack, UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says

Russian Federation responsible for Syria chemical attack, UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says

Bashar Assad also thanked the Iranian leadership and the people for their continued support of the Syrian people in the face of the terrorist war which is backed by many Western and regional states. Security Council. Mr Tillerson will go ahead with his visit to Russian Federation to deliver a "clear and coordinated" message to Moscow, which continues to deny Syrian forces used chemical weapons last week. Read More

Former US ambassador to Syria predicts more chemical attacks

Former US ambassador to Syria predicts more chemical attacks

President Donald Trump on Thursday approved a military strike against a Syrian air field in the wake of an apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria that killed dozens of civilians. "They're two sides of the same coin". "I think what the United States and our allies want to do is to enable the Syrian people to make that determination" about Assad, Tillerson told CBS News on Sunday. Read More

Man quickly opened fire on wife in classroom

Police identified the gunman as Cedric Anderson, 53, of Riverside . He then turned the gun on himself, according to Burguan. Shot dead was 8 year old boy, Jonathan Martinez who at the time of the shooting was standing near the teacher. Read More

UN Designates Malala Yousafzai as Messenger of Peace

UN Designates Malala Yousafzai as Messenger of Peace

Guterres also cited Yousafzai's "courageous defense" of the rights of all people, including women and girls, to education and equality, and honored her for showing "an unwavering dedication to peace" even in the face of great danger, and her desire to foster a better world. Read More

Ireland's Brexit concerns to be flagged in European Union document

Ireland's Brexit concerns to be flagged in European Union document

But in its draft negotiating guidelines for the upcoming withdrawal talks, the Council did not rule out trade talks beginning within the two-year period leading up to Brexit. This is in the best interest of both sides", the draft says. Talks should not only be about the terms of Britain's exit but also about future ties, he insisted. Read More

Tillerson: Russian response to strikes disappointing, unsurprising

If President Donald Trump needs to do more in Syria "he will do more, " U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on CNN's "State of the Union". But there have been repeated allegations of chemical weapons use by the government since then. Sadr, who commands a large following among the urban poor of Baghdad and the southern cities, is the first Iraqi Shi'ite political leader to urge Assad to step down. Read More

Three powerful earthquakes rock Philippines, no tsunami threat

Three powerful earthquakes rock Philippines, no tsunami threat

Renato Solidum advised the public to be prepared for some slow tremors and aftershocks from the 5.6 quake. The first quake measuring 5.6-magnitude struck at around 3:07 p.m. Seismologists say the quakes were felt in outlying provinces, including in Manila , the capital, where people rushed out of buildings and hotels in panic as the ground shook. Read More

US soldier killed in action in Afghanistan

US soldier killed in action in Afghanistan

An American soldier was killed in action in Afghanistan Saturday, Navy Capt. Bill Salvin, spokesperson for the U.S. Forces in Afghanistan , said in a statement. Salvin told Reuters the soldier was a Special Forces operator. The incident marks the first combat death in Afghanistan for 2017. After deadly ISIS attack, will Trump send more U.S. Read More

Tony Romo to suit up for the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday night

The former Cowboys franchise quarterback has frequently attended Mavericks games throughout his National Football League career. Following his retirement on Tuesday, he opted to pursue a career in broadcasting career and was hired by CBS to serve as the color commentator alongside Jim Nantz. Read More

China's Xi to meet Trump in Florida next week

China's Xi to meet Trump in Florida next week

Territorial disputes in the South China Sea and China's continued building of man-made islands are also likely to be on the agenda, as will be the trade relationship between the two countries. Trump has frequently accused China of keeping its yuan currency artificially low against the dollar to make Chinese exports cheaper, and "stealing" American manufacturing jobs. Read More