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Backed Syrian forces expect Raqqa assault soon, await weapons


The airport is close Syria's largest dam on the Euphrates River, which is now controlled by the ISIS militants. "The operation to seize the Tabqa Dam, airfield and city disrupts Isis operations in Raqqa and their ability to defend the city and plan and execute external attacks against the West", a spokesperson added. Read More »

'Baywatch' May Be Cheesy Fun, But Dwayne Johnson's Diet Wasn't!

It's definitely "bro drag", but we'll take what we can get. THE SKINNY: Mitch Buchannon ( Johnson ) is the leader of the elite Baywatch lifeguard squad. "But we wanted to make it feel real - the humor is always story-driven and true to the characters, not just gross-out jokes". " They were like, 'Oh man, she's wearing the suit". Read More »

Gov. Justice says budget bill getting closer

GOP leaders were treating the tax vote as a test to tell them whether it might be more productive to pursue a mix of tax increases that Brownback might sign into law rather than a more aggressive attempt at undoing his favored income tax cuts that would need two-thirds majorities in both chambers to override a veto. Read More »

Rouhani says regional stability impossible without Iran

US President Donald Trump has said that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of "terrorists and militias". On Sunday night in Riyadh after a long day of events, many of them delayed, he skipped a "tweeps" forum for young people that was to be his last activity of the day, sending daughter Ivanka in his place. Read More »

Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russians about election meddling


When he saw intelligence suggesting Americans associated with the Trump campaign had been in touch with Russian officials, "it raised questions " about "whether or not the Russians were able to gain the cooperation of those individuals", he said during an open hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday. Read More »

Trump's frustrations are boiling over after Comey dismissal


Fisher is one of almost a dozen candidates President Donald Trump is considering to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey . Trump said in a string of Twitter posts on Friday. Democrats quickly seized on the dispute, demanding the White House turn over any tapes that might exist of the president's conversations with Comey . Read More »

South Korea fires warning shots at North Korea after object crosses borders

In January a year ago, South Korea fired warning shots at a suspected drone which crossed the demarcation line. He added that they are presumed to have been balloons carrying propaganda leaflets from the North . base at Guam in the Pacific ", Schilling said, but "more importantly, may represent a substantial advance to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile ". Read More »

House GOP health bill projection: 23 million more uninsured


A House-passed health care bill would reduce federal spending by $119 billion over a decade, compared to a previous estimate of $150 billion over a decade. He has also left uncertain whether the government will continue payments to insurers that let them lower out-of-pocket costs like copayments and deductibles - reductions they are legally required to make. Read More »

5 Reasons Why Trump's Trip Makes Christians Happy — Jerusalem Is Trending

A top Hamas official, Mushir al-Masri, also censured Trump's provocative remarks, saying the U.S. president was "aligning himself with the policies of the [Israeli] occupier" regime. While Palestinian Authority officials seem willing to cooperate in Trump's effort to revitalize negotiations, much of Palestine's population is not on board. Read More »

Ariana Grande cancels upcoming shows on her tour


Police are hunting for a possible bomb-maker after the 22-year-old attacker, British-born Salman Abedi, detonated a sophisticated device at a concert venue packed with children on Monday night, killing 22 people and injuring 64. In what appeared to be an unrelated incident Tuesday, police evacuated a large shopping center in Manchester that was rebuilt after an IRA bombing in 1996. Read More »

Trump Reaps Saudi Arms Deal, Stronger Ties

After years of butting heads with Trump's predecessor, Netanyahu celebrated a new American president's arrival as a moment of hope in the stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinians. He would, say the words radical Islamic terrorism. "It will leave an impression on me forever". "Trump is too ignorant to realize that what he is saying is nonsense", he said. Read More »

Morgan plays down Stokes fears, happy with own form

Morgan and Moeen Ali (77 not out) resurrected the English innings by forging 117 run partnership after England had slumped to 198 for five. Although the unsafe Quinton de Kock failed, Hashim Amla and captain Faf du Plessis made half-centuries and AB de Villiers was just start to launch when he holed out to deep mid-wicket for 45. Read More »

Ariana Grande Suspends Tour Dates After Manchester Attack


The Polish foreign ministry, which did not name the couple, said: "We share the pain of the family and the loved ones of the victims and express our most honest condolences". She seemed like she just wanted to get home and be with her loved ones. Abedi was a student at University of Salford in Manchester, where he was studying business and management and though enrolled in the current academic year he had not been attending classes. Read More »

Some GOP Lawmakers Really Don't Like Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts


Sen. Such cuts are being contemplated, of course, at a time when Trump is also promising huge reductions in taxes , mostly for upper-income individuals and corporations. But the effort has stalled as the White House grapples with the political fallout from allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election. Asked what he would say to the bishops, Mulvaney texted the Observer: "Respectfully, that they are wrong". Read More »

Israeli-Palestinian peace can catalyze broader Mideast peace

We are willing to work together. Trump and Netanyahu never talked about a two-state solution to the problem, but Abbas did. On Sunday, Israel authorised some economic concessions to the Palestinians that it said would improve civilian life in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority and were meant to respond to Trump's request for "confidence-building steps". Read More »

Manchester attack: USA paper leaks images of explosive device


But Greater Manchester Police said Wednesday that it could not formally name the victims until forensic post-mortems are concluded. Police said three suspects were arrested Wednesday in south Manchester. He said they had been anxious that Abedi was "supporting terrorism" and had expressed the view that "being a suicide bomber was ok". Police declined to identify those individuals, or give information on their potential ties to the bomber, but the 23-year-old man arrested Tuesday is ... Read More »

Manchester United dedicate Europa League win to home city

Harriet Singh said: "Classy from Manchester United ". "If we could, we would obviously change the people's lives for this cup, immediately", the manager said after the match. There was little sparkling football at Old Trafford this season and despite a 25-game unbeaten run, Mourinho could do no better than a sixth-place finish in the Premier League. Read More »

US, Turkey in dispute over fight in Washington

The US State Department, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , Washington Mayor and several Congressmen condemned the incident. As the arrests widened, criticism mounted, with opponents saying the crackdown had been used to crush all dissent against President Tayyip Erdogan. Read More »

US Rules Out Netanyahu Accompanying Trump to Western Wall


Trump is expected to visit Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday, even though some in the Israeli government had hoped Trump would snub the Palestinian leader during the trip. Located in the Old City of Jerusalem , the U.S. as well as the worldwide community, consider the wall and the entire area to be occupied territory. Newly arrived U.S. Read More »

Donald Trump just got publicly rejected by Melania - twice

Trump specifically raised the issue of the Palestinian Authority subsidizing the families of Palestinians who were killed attacking Israelis or who are in jail because they attacked Israelis. Standing alongside Trump, Abbas, 82 and in the 12th year of his original five-year term, said he was determined to deliver an agreement for all Palestinians, although he did not provide any substance on how such an objective could be achieved. Read More »

President Trump to meet leaders of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which he once called 'obsolete'

The opinions expressed are his own. "We don't want Trump!" were not as kind toward the visiting president. Getting Europe to shoulder more of the burden will require, as it did during the Cold War, adroit prodding by the American president - delicately in public, firmly in private - and higher contributions by the United States itself, which only the president can secure. Read More »

Rodney Davis statement on CBO's analysis of GOP health care law


Those becoming uninsured will be disproportionately older - particularly between 50 and 64 years old - and poorer. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said the chamber's healthcare plan would be "significantly different" from the House bill. The CBO also found the bill would reduce deficits by $119 billion compared with Obamacare. The AHCA's proposal to cut spending on Medicaid - a federal program that covers roughly 69 million Americans - by $880 billion over the next decade is the thorniest ... Read More »

Lawmaker who called for impeachment threatened with lynching

I know, I know, it's boring, but that's politics. Impeachment should not be ruled out. There was a major development this week in the Russian Federation investigation when former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named a special counsel for the investigation, which came amid growing bipartisan support for an independent investigation. Read More »

All the subtle ways the Pope just threw shade at Donald Trump

Along with her father and stepmother Melania, Trump met Pope Francis on Wednesday morning, and Pompei said she told the trafficking victims the pontiff was "a great advocate for your stories". The thousands of pilgrims on hand forced Trump's motorcade to enter Vatican City from a side entrance rather than the grand entrance through St. Peter's Square. Read More »

Melania Trump successfully ditches Donald Trump's hand... AGAIN!


Abbas had sought to convince the unpredictable U.S. president to remain committed to an independent Palestinian state. Since his election, Trump has repeatedly declared his desire to broker peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but has done nothing in practice to make that remotely plausible. Read More »

Russian probe: Mueller briefed on secret Comey memos

Why would he publicly condemn the Russian Federation investigation before and after firing Comey? We also saw General Flynn, Trump's former national security advisor, invoke the Fifth Amendment in relationship to some requested documents. "I was in Europe and he was in the White House", Coats replied, fidgeting with a pen on the desk before him. But Trump is increasingly alone in his assessment that the investigation is in any way improper. Read More »

Trump's first foreign visit starts in Saudi Arabia, then Israel


But Trump's work is only beginning, Bolton added. Currently, as Netanyahu has pointed out on many occasions, Israel and Saudi Arabia have a convergence of interests, as both are threatened by Iran and Islamic extremists. President Trump and Melania Trump , who have a 11-year-old son, Baron, have been married for 12 years. And while Netanyahu in the past has expressed support for the establishment of a Palestinian state, he has been vague about this goal since Trump gained power. Read More »

Texas Rep. Green calls for Pres. Trump's impeachment


Gerhardt. "The American people participate daily". He added that this is "position of conscious for me". This is about what I believe. President Nixon famously resigned on August 4, 1974, less than two weeks after Barbara Jordan's speech, rather than face impeachment. Read More »

Police arrest three more people after Manchester bombing


An off-duty police officer was among those killed in an attack by a suicide bomber in Manchester Arena . The father of Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 people in Manchester , has claimed that his son is innocent. "I was really shocked when I saw the news, I still don't believe it", he said in Tripoli. Police have also said they know the identity of the attacker, who died at the scene, but have not released further details. Read More »

'Broken' Ariana Grande has suspended her world tour after deadly Manchester attack

Salman Abedi made frequent trips to visit his family in Libya, his father said, and was in the country last week, where he had told his mother he meant to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca. and I realized there is something wrong here", he said. But Greater Manchester Police said it could not formally name the victims until forensic post-mortems were concluded, which could take four to five days. Read More »

Huawei introduces new Matebooks, available this summer


Perfectly complimenting our smartphones, wearables and smart IoT solutions, the groundbreaking MateBook X, MateBook D and MateBook E meet our consumers' vision for a complete, connected digital world. Last year's effort was, to put it mildly, awful - a keyboard with keys that weren't separated, all while struggling to sit flat on a surface? It features a traditional aluminum clamshell design instead of a 2-in-1 configuration, has Intel Core i5 and i7 processors instead of the less ... Read More »