Global

Haley slams Russian Federation over Syria chemical attack

Haley slams Russian Federation over Syria chemical attack

Trump's bellicose tweets came in response to a warning from Russia's ambassador to Beirut, who took to a television network run by the armed group Hezbollah to declare that any United States missiles would be shot down "as well as the sources they were fired from".

He cited the Palestinian-Israeli divide, the Sunni-Shiite divide "evident from the Gulf to the Mediterranean", and other divisive factors reflected in a multiplicity of conflicts.

Anatoly Antonov, Russia's ambassador to the USA, said, "We are being threatened".

On Capitol Hill, Democrats grilled Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on the legality and constitutionality of Trump ordering an attack on Syria without explicit authorization from Congress. Mattis insisted it would be justified as an act of self-defense; he insisted he could not talk about military plans because an attack "is not yet in the offing".

Russian lawmakers have warned the United States that Moscow would view an airstrike on Syria as a war crime and that it could trigger a direct U.S-Russian military clash. "We're still working on this".

"Never said when an attack on Syria would take place".

Mr. Trump told reporters on Monday during a Cabinet meeting that the administration would be making a "major" decision on Syria within the next 24 to 48 hours. Trump responded then by launching dozens of Navy cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield.

The Russian government will compile a list of US nationals who will be forbidden to enter Russia, within the framework of a draft law on new sanctions, leader of the Russian LDPR party Vladimir Zhirinovsky said Friday.

Biological samples from the area of the attack in Syria have tested positive for chlorine and a sarin-like nerve agent, according to a United States official who's familiar with the USA analysis of the test results. We are totally predictable.

Pentagon: Syria strikes put chemical weapons program back years
Bush infamously used in 2003 , after the USA -led invasion of Iraq. Other strikes targeted an army depot near Homs. As he spoke, explosions rocked Damascus.

Lavrov noted that Russian and US militaries have a hotline to prevent incidents, adding that it's not clear if it would be sufficient amid mounting tensions. "The key question is: In western Syria, where the bulk of the high-value targets are, does the US risk more than cruise-missile strikes?"

Shortly after his tweeted warning to Russia, Trump took a more conciliatory tone in lamenting that the U.S. -Russia relationship "is worse now than it has ever been".

She added that Russian Federation did not want to escalate any conflict, adding that it was easy to begin a conflict but hard to end it.

The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a brief statement after Trump met with Mattis and other members of his National Security Council: "No final decision has been made". Mr. Trump called out Putin along with the leadership in Iran for backing Assad, who he referred to as "Animal Assad".

Britain's May won backing from her senior ministers to take unspecified action with the United States and France to deter further use of chemical weapons by Syria.

Turkey joined as well, describing the attack against the Syrian government as an "appropriate" response. And added, "We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents".

The allies struck three targets, according to General Dunford: A chemical weapons research centre in the area described as Greater Damascus, a storage facility and a storage facility that also housed a command post.

The French president does not need parliamentary permission to launch a military operation.

Large-scale restrictions on USA goods and services would hurt American firms, but could also cause significant disruption in Russian Federation, where consumers flock to McDonald's restaurants, fly on vacation in Boeing jets and use Apple phones. Multiple IS terror attacks have targeted France, including one last month.


  • 'Cuckoo's Nest' and 'Amadeus' director Milos Forman dies at 86

    'Cuckoo's Nest' and 'Amadeus' director Milos Forman dies at 86

    Larry Flynt . "No one combined masterful storytelling with extraordinary images like Milos", tweeted British actor Cary Elwes. In an obituary on Twitter, Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas labelled the cigar-smoking director a "genius of cinematography".
    Deaths of pop, daughter, youngster, completely different man tied to incest case

    Deaths of pop, daughter, youngster, completely different man tied to incest case

    Capps said during a Wednesday press conference he wouldn't comment on the cause or manner of the child's death in North Carolina. Capps said it was his understanding Steven Pladl drove to the NY area "for the specific goal of making some confrontations".
    Japan asks S. Korea to raise abduction issue at North-South summit

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

    Mr Trump has agreed to meet Mr Kim to discuss denuclearisation as soon as next month, though no venue or specific date is agreed. They particularly cautioned that Seoul must stay tough on sanctions.
  • Palestinians: Mysterious blast in Gaza kills 4

    Palestinians: Mysterious blast in Gaza kills 4

    Islamic Jihad, which is supported by Iran, has fought alongside Hamas against Israel in multiple wars, most recently in 2014. Islamic Jihad's armed wing said four of its fighters had been killed during "preparations", without giving further details.
    Gardner Protects Colorado's Legal Marijuana Industry - Senator Cory Gardner

    Gardner Protects Colorado's Legal Marijuana Industry - Senator Cory Gardner

    Department of Justice over the issue of marijuana, the Colorado Republican announced Friday. Replacements of any of those officials would require new nominations.

    Ceremony in New City remembers lives lost in the Holocaust

    The group's executive vice president, Greg Schneider, said the study's findings highlighted the importance of Holocaust education. And, while 41% of respondents overall did not know what Auschwitz was, that figure was 66% among Millennials.
  • United Kingdom sends submarines to Syria, ready to strike within 24 hours

    British opposition lawmakers have called on May to give Parliament a vote before any military action. Other members of May's Conservative party have urged restraint in a highly fraught situation.
    Fury announces June return after absence since 2015

    Fury announces June return after absence since 2015

    The two were supposed to fight in a rematch in 2016, but injuries and Fury failing a drug test caused the rematch to be canceled. June 9th at the @ManchesterArena is the first step back to reclaiming what is rightfully his.

    In new book, Comey says Trump is 'untethered to truth'

    Kelly added that he "intended to quit", Comey writes, and "said he didn't want to work for dishonorable people". Comey begins a national tour next week in support of his book, " A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies & Leadership".
  • Tornado Watch and Blizzard Warning issued in Kansas

    Tornado Watch and Blizzard Warning issued in Kansas

    The National Weather Service says as much as 18 inches of snow could fall on northern parts of Nebraska by Saturday evening. A winter storm is bringing snow to northwest Kansas along with strong winds that will create blizzard conditions.
    Bayern Munich confirm Niko Kovac as next coach on three-year deal

    Bayern Munich confirm Niko Kovac as next coach on three-year deal

    Niko Kovac is a surprise selection as the new Bayern Munich coach, replacing veteran Jupp Heynckes in the Allianz Arena dugout. Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic said, "we lost to Real past year and meant to do better this time".
    Yankees-Red Sox rivalry reignites with early season brawl

    Yankees-Red Sox rivalry reignites with early season brawl

    Martinez would have preferred Boston retaliate right there and not given Austin any thought that he was getting away scot-free. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer over six-plus innings pitched in each of his six career starts against NY at Fenway.