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Authorized Strike Obliterates Base In Somalia Used To Train Terrorists

On Thursday, Al-Shabaab killed 59 people in an attack on a military base in the semi-autonomous Puntland region in northern Somalia. United States and Somali forces carried out a joint attack against an al-Shabab command post on Sunday, destroying one of the jihadi group's primary training and command centers.

Trump commits to NATO's Article 5

Trump officially took questions from reporters for the first time in three weeks, standing next to Romanian President Klaus Iohannis . Trump demurred when asked whether tapes of his talks with Comey actually exist. Trump's declaration came during a question as to whether the USA would honor its treaty obligation if Russian Federation attacked a NATO member. A day after he had allowed surrogates to respond for him, Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning to attack Comey directly, ...

Banned outfit NSCN-K's supremo SS Khaplang passes away

In his last will, Khaplang said: "I have done my part for the freedom of my people with the little capacity God has given me". He leaves behind four children, including a daughter. The two Naga rebel leaders - Khaplang and Muivah along with Isak Chishi Swu - formed the National Socialist Council of Nagaland in 1980. With the passing away of Khaplang and the death of Issac Swu in June 2016, only Th-Muivah, among the most influential, second generation Naga insurgent leaders, remains active ...

India and Pakistan join SCO

For his part, Modi thanked Xi for China's support to India in joining the SCO, and said the two countries should respect each other's core interests. "We will have to make coordinated efforts to counter the menace of terrorism". Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said the SCO would open new opportunities for cooperation among the member states after admission of Pakistan and others.

Madhya Pradesh farmers' strike: AAP to oppose Shivraj Singh Chouhan's Odisha visit

Expressing grief over the escalating farmers' agitation, the Chief Minister said that he is open to discussions with them and is sitting on the ground as he understands their pain. "Shivraj Singh Chouhan's fast is a drama.It is a sham, he should answer why a case of murder has not been filed in the death of five farmers in Madhya Pradesh", party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told reporters here.

Israel 'advances' plans for more settlement homes in West Bank

June 5, 1967 was the beginning of the Six-Day War in the Middle East , which ended with Israel's army capturing the West Bank. Peace Now , an Israeli anti-settlement group that monitors settlement activity in the West Bank, made the announcement on Thursday, saying that the Tel Aviv regime has served up plans for building a total of 3,178 units this week.

Trump blocking Twitter critics raises First Amendment concerns

Being blocked on Twitter by President Donald Trump might be seen as a singular accomplishment by some users of the social media service. The President uses his personal Twitter account to express what are clearly personal opinions, such as his rant yesterday against the "Fake News of CNN , NBC, ABC, CBS, washpost or nytimes".

Oliver Stone: Megyn Kelly didn't know her stuff with Putin

Stone, who is producing his own documentary of the Russian leader, complimented Kelly's appearance and questioning, but trashed the "machine-gun like" pace of the interview . The order reportedly came from Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, one of Putin's closest confidants. The footage also taps into a conversation about the Russian president's stance on homosexuality in the nation, The Hill reports .

China attacks USA 'cold war mentality' after Pentagon report

Beijing on Wednesday dismissed as "irresponsible" an annual U.S. Defense Department report that predicted China would expand its global military presence, building overseas bases in countries like Pakistan . The Pentagon also said that it estimated China's defense spending to be around $180 billion, significantly higher than its officially stated budget of $140 billion.

Police Find Body In Thames; Likely 8th Victim

Formal identification has not yet taken place, the police said, but Mr. Thomas' next of kin have been informed of this development. The second was Australian nurse, Kirsty Boden, who was killed as she tried to help the wounded on London Bridge.

England book semi-final berth with 87-run win over New Zealand

Victory saw England into the last four of a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides after an eight-wicket defeat of Bangladesh at the Oval last week, regardless of the result of their last Group A match against arch-rivals Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday.

Kellyanne Conway's husband takes shot at President Trump's tweets

Guthrie argued that as president, Trump's statements on Twitter carry a great deal of weight and are considered a reflection of his agenda. He confirmed to the Washington Post on Monday that the Twitter account belonged to him. It's an evil slaughter as the president said last night. In upholding a nationwide block on the order, the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals said the executive order "drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination".

Rubin: Israelis pleased, over all, with Trump visit

President Trump stood in Jerusalem today and made clear to the world that the United States will not tolerate terrorism nor attempts to undermine Israel's security. "President Trump reaffirmed his belief that peace is possible, not only between Israelis and Palestinians, but throughout large parts of the Middle East", the release explained.

San Diego Will Ignore Trump and Fight Climate Change Anyway

On Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron delivered the first take-down of Trump, calling his decision to pull out of the Paris accord a "mistake" that threatens the world. While on the campaign trail, Trump called climate change a " hoax " that was invented by the Chinese. Some of the mayors and leaders in those states have spoken out against the decision.

Iranian General: US-Saudi Arms Deal to Jeopardize Regional Security

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that it was imperative for young Muslim boys and girls to know that terrorists were not worshipping God, but worshipping death. "Love your shoes. Boy, those shoes". He edited the speech with his aides during the 14-hour journey from Washington, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, and spent the remainder of the flight reading newspapers, an aide said.

Trump to pull USA out of Paris climate accord: Axios

Once in power, Trump and Pruitt have moved to delay or roll back federal regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions while pledging to revive long-struggling US coal mines. Trump, however, argued the agreement had disadvantaged the U.S. "The message is simple: the sustainability train has left the station". In a Berlin speech, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said that fighting climate change is a "global consensus" and an "international responsibility".

Help us: Putin appeals to United States tycoons to ensue bilateral political dialogue

According to the Russian president, politicians backing Hillary Clinton miscalculated the mood during the U.S. campaign. He underlined, "we must leave for our future generations a climate wherein they can breathe clean air and have a healthy life".

Huma Abedin Files for Divorce From Anthony Weiner

Abedin, a top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton past year, separated from Weiner in September after revelations he had sent more sexually charged messages online. He surrendered to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in NY early Friday and appeared in court late-morning, telling U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska how he had communicated with the teenager, "as I had done and continued to do with adult women", according to his plea statement, which was released ...

China makes concessions to Germany on electric car quotas (VOW3, DAI, BMW)

She added: "But from that grows a special responsibility for both countries - for Germany and China - in all global issues - for example for climate protection, for the prevention of violent conflicts or in worldwide trade policy". She said Beijing will uphold the outcome of the Paris Agreement and its implementation. Ms Merkel said she wanted quick progress on an EU-China investment deal and that this would be a precondition to any free trade talks, a move Mr Li said would be timely.

White House considering return of seized Russian compounds

President Barack Obama issued the sanctions in December, kicking out 35 Russian officials and closing two Russia-owned diplomatic compounds as punishment after USA intelligence agencies said Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election.

Social media rushes to define Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

Nearly instantly after the President's tweet went out, meme's and jibes began flying around wondering what on earth could a " covfefe " actually mean. More people - 42 percent - thought Spicer hurt the administration compared to the 28 percent who thought he helped. The only person a majority of Americans said was more helpful than hurtful as a mouthpiece of the Trump administration is Vice President Mike Pence , with 53 percent saying he helped more than hurt.

WH communications director Michael Dubke resigns

He shares his insight on the unnamed sources who say Jared Kushner's possible back-channeling was Russia's idea. The White House has said the Trump administration's national security team is putting together a "holistic solution" to defeat ISIS.

Gal Gadot amended Wonder Woman costume

Nevertheless, there are women the world over who "get it" and they'll be there, as will plenty of blokes, to see the film when it gets to the theatres. I think it's so original, and it hit me how weird it is that we haven't seen anything like that . Jenkins saw the photo and described it as "wonderful".

Russian warship and submarine fire missiles at IS fighters in Syria

Russian warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired four cruise missiles at Islamic State militants in Syria, officials said Wednesday. The statement also said Russian Federation had informed the U.S., Turkish and Israeli military forces of the strike in advance.

Feds still committed to Paris Accord, Environment Minister McKenna says

A spokesman for Peabody said the company would support a decision by Trump to withdraw from the Paris deal because the "accord is flawed on a number of levels". "Climate solutions provide opportunities that are unmatchable". Guterres said in that speech that "it would be very important for the USA not to leave the Paris agreement ".

French president flexes muscles in Putin talks

Standing next to Putin, Macron told Xenia Fedorova , the head of the Kremlin-financed channel RT France , that her reporters had been denied access to his campaign headquarters before the vote because they had been acting not as journalists but as propagandists.

North Korea threat: USA 'monitoring' claim missile could carry nuclear warhead

Contained in the nonbinding press statement, which has to be approved by all members, is the emphasis the council places on the vital importance of the North "immediately showing honest commitment to denuclearization through concrete action" and the need to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Trump Finishes Overseas Trip With Visit To US Troops In Italy

Trump's first stop on the trip was in Saudi Arabia , where he spoke at a summit of the leaders of more than 50 Muslim and Arab nations. He will be seated between the leaders of Niger and Tunisia, according to White House Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn.

Frightening wreck knocks Scott Dixon out of Indianapolis 500

The destroyed race auto then bounced back on the track , landing cockpit first, then on its wheels, with the back of the vehicle destroyed. The red flag was waived bringing a temporary stop the race because of a hole made in the safety fencing.

Rouhani dismisses Trump warning over Iran 'threat'

They will gravitate to Rouhani, a moderate cleric who oversaw the negotiations with the West that culminated in the 2015 Comprehensive Agreement that capped Tehran's nuclear program and is anticipated to lead to the country's reintegration into the worldwide community.