- World/Middle East
- 2017-08-16 18:33:10Z
Jubilant Lebanese forces staged a show of solidarity for the victims of the Barcelona terror attack on Sunday, waving the flags of both Spain and Lebanon over captured Isil positions on the Syrian border. The UK and US-backed forces killed 20 militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil), capturing a third of their territory from areas on the border with Syria, according to a Lebanese military spokesman. The fighting, which left three Lebanese soldiers dead, has been coordinated with an offensive on the other side of the border against Isil. Fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries gather as they advance towards the city of Tal Afar Credit:...
The United States on Friday formally launched an investigation into China's alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property, a widely expected move following a call from President Donald Trump earlier this week to determine whether a probe was needed. The probe is the administration's first direct measure against Chinese trade practices, which the White House and U.S. business groups say are bruising American industry. "After consulting with stakeholders and other government agencies, I have determined that these critical issues merit a thorough investigation," U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, the nation's top trade negotiator, said in a statement.
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - The president joined with families in paying final respects Thursday to victims of this week's mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone's capital, while the government warned residents to evacuate a mountainside where a large crack opened.
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A man is believed to have killed his wife, their 7-year-old son and the family dog in their New Jersey home before killing himself, authorities said Thursday.
Terror in Barcelona as van hits crowd in Las Ramblas 12 people killed and 80 people injured Islamic State claims responsibility Two suspects arrested Reports a third suspect killed in police shootout Driss Oubakir: who is the Barcelona suspect? Trump: 'we'll do whatever is necessary to help' Barcelona attack: Everything we know A white van crashed into a packed summer crowd this evening in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district. Barcelona police confirmed it was a terror attack. Officials said 12 people were killed and 80 injured. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. The terror group has frequently declared that it was behind terrorist...
Barcelona's most famous street was packed with tourists when a van drove into the crowds on a sunny Thursday afternoon, leaving scenes of carnage and panic. People were crying," Xavi Perez, who sells sports magazines just 100 metres away from the attack, told AFP. Among the foreigners caught up on Las Ramblas was Aamar Anwar, a renowned Scottish human rights lawyer in Barcelona for a conference and had been walking down the boulevard when the terror unfolded.
The Arizona activist and mother was left reeling, like many Americans, after President Donald Trump gave a shocking press conference to defend people who attended a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead on Saturday.
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi Arabia said Thursday it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the hajj amid a monthslong rift between the neighboring countries that led to both sides trading accusations of politicizing the ritual.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In the wake of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Richmond's mayor said Wednesday that Virginia's capital city will consider removing or relocating its prominent Confederate statues.
Venezuelan intelligence officers on Wednesday raided the home of the former attorney general, who was fired this month after she broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro, while her replacement urged the arrest of her lawmaker husband. Four motorbikes and seven patrol cars belonging to the SEBIN intelligence service were seen outside the Caracas home of the ex-attorney general, Luisa Ortega, AFP journalists observed. "At this moment SEBIN is searching my home as revenge by this government for my fight against totalitarianism," Ortega wrote on Twitter.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - More protesters were arrested Wednesday for participating in a demonstration that toppled a Confederate statue in North Carolina, and more monuments were vandalized as well.
Two sisters who gave birth minutes apart celebrated the "twin cousins" in an adorable way.
― "Gone but not forgotten," read a sign above Charlottesville's Paramount Theater Wednesday, as hundreds gathered to pay homage to Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old killed over the weekend during a violent rally in the city.
If you've been waiting for the right time to dive into the Nest ecosystem, all that waiting is about to pay off. Amazon has a sale going right now on both of Nest's most popular products ever. The first is the Nest Cam indoor security camera, which takes the concept of streaming home security cameras and simplifies it as only Nest can. Then of course there's the 3rd-Generation Nest Learning Thermostat, which is easily the gold standard in the smart thermostat market. Of note, you'll have to check the "other sellers" section on Amazon's Nest thermostat page for the lowest price, and new orders won't ship until next week. Nest Cam Indoor security camera 24/7 live video: 130°...
WASHINGTON - Furthering his attack on Obama-era climate policies, President Donald Trump has rescinded a rule that requires federal, state and local agencies to account for rising sea levels caused by climate change and to construct buildings, highways and other infrastructure to withstand flooding.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has become the third CEO in a day to quit President Trump's manufacturing council in protest, the company announced in a blog post late Monday. Krzanich said "I stand with others for equality and improving US competitiveness. Both require improving in todays environment." Krzanich is the third CEO to leave Trump's committee today. Earlier, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank and Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier both resigned. Trump swiftly retaliated against Merck, tweeting: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/897079051277537280 Krzanich's withdrawl is a stark change of course for Intel, which has thus far worked closely with the Trump administration. In...
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Immediately after news broke that President Uhuru Kenyatta had been re-elected as Kenya's president, people took to the streets across the east African nation. "Why are they shooting at innocent people who are expressing their views?" said a protester in Kisumu, a city in Kenya's west where there is little love for Kenyatta. Fueling the rage was Odinga's repeated claims that the election results had been tampered with to deny him victory.
The president's former campaign manager told investigators about the now infamous Donald Trump Jr. meeting with the Russian lawyer in June 2016.
NEW DELHI (AP) - When the British ended two centuries of colonial rule on the Indian subcontinent in August 1947, they left a jigsaw legacy - the vast country of India flanked on either side by a newly created Pakistan split in two parts. Excitement over independence was quickly overshadowed by some of the worst bloodletting the world has ever seen, leaving up to 1 million people dead as gangs of Hindus and Muslims slaughtered each other.
By John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's vow to respond with "fire and fury" if North Korea persisted in threatening the United States caught his foreign policy and military aides by surprise, two administration officials with direct knowledge of how the issue unfolded said on Wednesday. "President Trump's comment was unplanned and spontaneous," said a senior administration official who deals with the Korea issue and who requested anonymity. The comment was "all Trump," said another administration official who, like the first, requested anonymity.
Five transgender members of the U.S. military including Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans sued President Donald Trump on Wednesday, challenging his ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces. Trump said on Twitter on July 26 that the U.S. government "will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity" in the military, a reversal of Pentagon policy that the lawsuit said was made without consulting senior military commanders. The surprise announcement, citing healthcare costs and unit disruption, appealed to some in Trump's conservative political base but created uncertainty for thousands of transgender service members, many of whom came out after the...
HOUSTON (AP) - A man on death row for the notorious slaying nearly 20 years ago of a black man chained to the back of a pickup truck and dragged along a bumpy rural East Texas road will get his claim of innocence and poor legal representation reviewed by an appeals court.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said Wednesday it released a Canadian pastor who has been serving a life sentence since 2015 for alleged anti-state activities over health reasons.
Georgia reacted furiously on Tuesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Moscow-backed separatist region of Abkhazia on the anniversary of the outbreak of a brief war between Tbilisi and Moscow. Putin visited the Black Sea resort town of Pitsunda in Abkhazia for talks with the leader of the self-proclaimed country, Raul Khajimba, on the ninth anniversary of the start of the war on August 8, 2008. Georgia's foreign ministry condemned Putin's visit to what it called an occupied region as a "cynical action," saying it represented a continuation of Moscow's "deliberate policy against Georgia".
Venezuela's top military brass appeared on state TV late Monday to show support for President Nicolas Maduro, as the government hunts for leaders of uniformed rebels who raided an army base and made off with weapons. Padrino gave an updated report on Sunday's attack on the base in the northwestern city of Valencia by 20 men in uniform, an incident that fueled fears the country's worsening crisis could tip into armed conflict. Padrino said that ex-National Guard captain, Juan Carlos Caguaripano, and a former lieutenant, Jefferson Gabriel Garcia, were behind the raid.
At least four soldiers were killed and eight injured when one of their colleagues opened fire on a military air base in southern Tehran on Sunday, the Iranian military said in a statement. The incident was "probably related to psychological problems of the soldier who suddenly started firing on his comrades," the statement said. State television reported a similar incident last month when a serviceman opened fire at a barracks in Abyek, around 40 kilometres northwest of Tehran, killing three and injuring six.
PAULDING, Ohio (AP) - A nationwide manhunt is underway for an Ohio rape suspect who overpowered a sheriff's deputy in a transport van and stole his gun and ammunition.
Tesla Inc on Friday lowered the base price of its Model X SUV to $79,500 and said improving margins were behind the move, which came as the automaker is ramping up production of its new lower-priced Model 3. Some analysts have been concerned that the launch of the Model 3, whose base price is $35,000, would steer some potential buyers away from the Model X SUV to that lower-priced sedan. "When we launched Model X 75D, it had a low gross margin.
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Are you still living in the past with a one-router system in your home? Do you curse and throw things every time you walk into a Wi-Fi dead spot? Do your data speeds slow to a crawl whenever someone else in your house downloads a big file or streams Netflix? It's high time you embraced the future of Wi-Fi and picked up a mesh wireless system. Lucky for you, the Google Wifi System has been discounted once again on Amazon, and it's back down to its Prime Day sale price! Here are some highlights from the product page: A new type of connected system for seamless Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home, helping eliminate dead zones and buffering Replaces your current router, and works your modem...
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Thousands of Shiite protesters chanted slogans against the Islamic State group Wednesday as they carried the coffins of victims of a mosque attack that killed 33 people in the western Afghan city of Herat. Up to 5,000 angry mourners, including relatives of the dead, congregated near the site of Tuesday's suicide bomb attack as IS claimed responsiblity for the latest atrocity targeting the minority community. Jilani Farhad, a spokesman for the governor of Herat province, said the death toll from the attack, in which two suicide bombers throwing grenades stormed the packed mosque, had risen to 33.
Not only did President Donald Trump earn zero achievement badges for his much-criticized Boy Scouts speech, but now he's also lying about the praise he's gotten from Scout leaders. After his politically-charged rant at the Boy Scouts of America National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia last week was lambasted, the president said "the head of the Boy Scouts" told him it was "the greatest speech that was ever made to them." Um, but the Scouts say that never happened, according to the Associated Press. SEE ALSO: Everyone is tweeting the Boy Scouts values after Trump turns jamboree into full-blown political rally All the guy had to do was say things that were...
Qatar announced on Wednesday a five-billion-euro order for seven warships from Italy in the midst of a nearly two-month diplomatic crisis with neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its allies. "We have signed a contract on behalf of the Qatari navy to acquire seven warships from Italy for five billion euros ($5.9 billion)," Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said at a Doha press conference with his visiting Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano. It follows the signing of a preliminary contract in June 2016 for the deal between the Italian group Fincantieri and Qatar for four corvettes, an amphibious vessel and two patrol boats.
Cardinal Health Inc forecast fiscal year 2018 profit well below analyst estimates, highlighting the drag on drug distributors and generic drugmakers due to stubbornly low generic drug prices. The company's shares slumped as much as 9.8 percent, while rivals McKesson Corp were down nearly 3 percent and AmerisourceBergen Corp 4 percent. Generic drugmakers Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and Mylan NV were also lower on Wednesday.
The United States is planning to take trade measures against China to force it to crack down on theft of intellectual property, the Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday. President Donald Trump's administration plans to invoke a little used clause in US trade law that allows America to probe whether China's intellectual-property policies constitute unfair trade practices, the paper said, quoting people familiar with the matter.
ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) - A father acknowledged he killed his 5-year-old son after a bitter custody battle with his estranged wife, who gripped an urn with the boy's ashes and sobbed uncontrollably Tuesday in the front row of a California courtroom.
By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump sent a Twitter message bragging about corporate America's high profits under his presidency on Tuesday, prompting critics to say he was undercutting Republican arguments in favor of a tax cut for corporations. As Republicans in Washington try to refocus on taxes after the collapse of their failed drive to repeal Obamacare, Trump sent a morning tweet that said: "Corporations have NEVER made as much money as they are making now." Corporate lobbyists and Republicans consistently argue that a cut in the corporate income tax is needed to help corporations be more competitive.
Apple is gearing up to release its new iPhone in a few weeks' time. The upcoming iPhone 8 is expected to mark a radical change for the company as it seeks to wow users with a 10th anniversary device. The iPhone 8, if indeed it is called that, has been rumoured to include features such as wireless charging, an edge-to-edge display and - for the first time - no home button. Here's what we're expecting from the iPhone 8 release. When will it be released? Apple has developed a pretty reliable release pattern. A new iPhone tends to be unveiled in early September, either on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Perhaps by coincidence, it often tends to be the week after IFA, a big technology...
America has never had more counterterrorism raids - and less of a counterterrorism strategy.
After months of leaks and rumors, Samsung is about to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 flagship smartphone later this month. There's no question that the Note 8 is shaping up to be Samsung's best ever smartphone, but for gadget fans, the excitement has certainly faded a bit. There will be absolutely no surprises left once Samsung executives finally take the stage in New York City on August 23rd, since practically everything there is to know has already leaked. We know what it looks like, we know just about all of the specs, and we know about most or even all of the Note 8's key features. Perhaps the fact that the Galaxy Note 8 is already old news is part of the reason why a new Galaxy Note 9...