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United States pushes UN action on Syria gas attacks after Trump threat

United States pushes UN action on Syria gas attacks after Trump threat UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday he was outraged by the reported attack, and that the use of chemical weapons would be a violation of global law. Earlier this month, a United Nations commission of inquiry released a report accusing the regime of committing war crimes in Eastern Ghouta, including the use of chemical weapons against civilians. [Full Article...]

Russia Vetoes US Resolution On Syria In UN Security Council

Russia Vetoes US Resolution On Syria In UN Security Council Moscow and Washington stymied attempts by each other at the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to set up global investigations into chemical weapons attacks in Syria . French President Emmanuel Macron said his nation, the USA and Britain will decide how to respond. Any plan by Washington and its allies to take military action was likely to be on hold until then, the source said. [Full Article...]

Russia MP warns of tit-for-tat steps if USA strike Syria

Russia MP warns of tit-for-tat steps if USA strike Syria The National Security Council was scheduled to meet earlier Monday, and officials suggested Trump would make his decision by Monday night . Read alsoRussian warplane bombs refugee camp in Syria's Idlib - mediaSeveral medical, monitoring and activist groups reported details of a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, but figures vary and details... [Full Article...]

'The Simpsons' Slammed For 'Sad' Response To Apu Controversy

'The Simpsons' Slammed For 'Sad' Response To Apu Controversy Joe's Carl Kinsella went even further , calling the episode "a gaping wound where the show's amusing bone used to be". "Wow. 'Politically Incorrect?'", he wrote . Kamau Bell . In his documentary he mentioned Apu was one of many exclusively representations of South-East Asians on U.S. tv when he was youthful, and that different youngsters imitated the Kwik-E-Mart proprietor to make enjoyable... [Full Article...]

Trump Hunkers Down - Cancels Trip to Latin America

Trump Hunkers Down - Cancels Trip to Latin America Since Saturday's incident, Washington has been in discussion with Britain and France, raising the prospect of co-ordinated Western military action. Trump has blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin, Moscow and Tehran of backing Assad and vowed that Damascus would pay a "big price". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Vows Quick Action After Suspected Chemical Attack In Syria

Donald Trump Vows Quick Action After Suspected Chemical Attack In Syria China depends on West Asia for its oil supplies but has long taken a back seat in the region's disputes, only recently beginning to expand its role, hosting high-level delegations from both the Syrian government and the Opposition. He said military action was not off the table. Asked if Assad's patron Putin shares responsibility for the attack, Trump answered: "He may". He then made the reservat... [Full Article...]

US, Russia step up warnings ahead of possible Syria strike

Bolivia voted against the draft resolution, while China abstained. Russian Federation has vetoed a proposal to set up an investigation into chemical weapons use in Syria. Meanwhile, European airspace authorities warned aircraft to be careful over the coming days when flying close to Syria because of possible military action against President Bashar Assad's forces. [Full Article...]

Israel Strikes Syria After Chemical Attack, Trump Threatens 'Animal' Assad

Israel Strikes Syria After Chemical Attack, Trump Threatens 'Animal' Assad Very tough", Trump said of the USA response. On Monday , Trump indicated that the administration would be making "some major decisions over the next 24 to 48 hours". The Syrian government has invited the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to send a team to investigate allegations of a chemical attack in Douma, state media reported . [Full Article...]

Russian Federation points finger at United Kingdom and U.S. agencies over poisoning

Russian Federation points finger at United Kingdom and U.S. agencies over poisoning Maria Zakharova, chief spokeswoman of the foreign ministry, wrote on Facebook yesterday: "These really were "important witnesses" as we're talking about a poisonous chemical substance which, according to a whole series of theories, might have been used in Skripal's home". [Full Article...]

Trump to meet N.Korea's Kim in May or June

Trump to meet N.Korea's Kim in May or June Calling the attack "horrible", Trump has pledged to respond "forcefully". The confirmation from Pyongyang directly, rather than from third countries like South Korea, has created more confidence within Trump's administration about the wisdom of holding such a meeting, as USA officials make secretive preparations. [Full Article...]

Israeli ministers defend soldiers filmed cheering as sniper shoots Palestinian in Gaza

Israeli ministers defend soldiers filmed cheering as sniper shoots Palestinian in Gaza But although it was widely labelled on social media as footage from these most recent protests, a spokesman for the Israeli Defence Forces told Sky News that the video was filmed on Friday 22 December a year ago in an area adjacent to the Gaza Strip. [Full Article...]

Israel targets Hamas positions after bomb explodes near Gaza fence

Israel targets Hamas positions after bomb explodes near Gaza fence Yasser Murtaja was shot Friday while covering a mass demonstration near the Israeli border. The video emerged as attention is focused on Israel over the killing of 31 Palestinians in protests along the border with the Gaza Strip since March 30. [Full Article...]

Lady Warriors' soccer holds on for W

Lady Warriors' soccer holds on for W Despite that, the Plainsmen appeared headed to a 0-0 tie at halftime until Zhividze helped set up the Plainsmen's first goal. The difference that night? "We are excited once again to journey to the province of Quebec and play a well-coached team in the McGill Redman", said Golden Hawks head coach Michael Faulds. [Full Article...]

Japan asks S. Korea to raise abduction issue at North-South summit

Japan asks S. Korea to raise abduction issue at North-South summit The South Korean government is to pull funding from the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, forcing it to close next month and sparking a row over interference in academic affairs. President Donald Trump, which could take place by May. Kono arrived in South Korea late on Tuesday, on his first visit to the country since becoming foreign minister in August... [Full Article...]

Global chemical weapons watchdog sending team to probe alleged Syria gas attack

Global chemical weapons watchdog sending team to probe alleged Syria gas attack The OPCW has maintained a presence in Syria since it first set up its fact-finding mission in 2014 following repeated allegations of chemical weapons use. Over the weekend, a reported gas attack killed dozens of men, women, and children, and injured hundreds more . Government forces deny using chemical weapons , as does Russian Federation, which backs Assad in Syria . [Full Article...]

Myanmar soldiers get prison terms for Rohingya massacre

Myanmar soldiers get prison terms for Rohingya massacre The massacre occurred in August during violent attacks on Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar's military and local Buddhist mobs that drove at least 700,000 Rohingyas refugees into neighbouring Bangladesh in what was broadly seen as "calculated ethnic cleansing". [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan will not seek re-election to Congress

Paul Ryan will not seek re-election to Congress Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times, confirmed that Ryan would not be seeking re-election. Ryan's office, however, had denied the speculation that he was leaving anytime soon . The news was first reported Wednesday morning by Axios and later by the Washington Post. "He will discuss his decision at a press conference immediately following the member meeting". [Full Article...]

BJP income rose 81.18% in FY 2016-17, Congress' went down

BJP income rose 81.18% in FY 2016-17, Congress' went down Whereas, the principal Opposition Congress has decreased by 14 percent to Rs 225.36 crore between 2015-16 and 2016-17. Its income in FY 2015-16 was Rs 261.56 crore. While the BJP submitted its report on 8 Feb 2018 (a delay of 99 days) the Congress submitted its report on 19 March 2018 (a delay of 138 days). In its observation, ADR said that four out of seven national parties ( BJP , INC, NCP... [Full Article...]

US Lawmakers Demand Changes at Facebook After Data Breaches

US Lawmakers Demand Changes at Facebook After Data Breaches Nelson said afterward that Zuckerberg was "forthright and honest to the degree he could" be in the private, one-on-one meeting. Last week, Facebook said Cambridge Analytica may have had information on about 87 million Facebook users without the users' knowledge. [Full Article...]

#VentureEU: €2.1 billion to boost venture capital investment in Europe's innovative start-ups

#VentureEU: €2.1 billion to boost venture capital investment in Europe's innovative start-ups In turn, it is hoped this will set off an estimated €6.5bn of fresh investment in companies across Europe , increasing the availability of VC in the EU. They are committed to invest the raised capital in smaller venture funds. The 28-country bloc has long lagged behind worldwide competitors in propping up promising start-ups because of an excessive reliance on risk-averse banks and a weaker mar... [Full Article...]


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