Iraqi forces recapture Tal Afar city centre from ISIS

Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the US-led coalition against ISIS, had told reporters on Thursday that ISIS fighters were "completely surrounded" in Tal Afar , with their resources drying up, as Iraqi forces moved closer to the city center. More..

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Kushner says freezing construction in West Bank will harm Netanyahu
by | Monday, August 28, 2017

Kushner says freezing construction in West Bank will harm Netanyahu

Asked if the US delegation demanded an end to the payments of the families of Palestinian terrorists and their families, Aloul answered, "Not only this, President Trump has interfered in much smaller issues l...More..

Donald Trump reveals who will pay for THE WALL
by | Monday, August 28, 2017

Donald Trump reveals who will pay for THE WALL

Dem C.M.is opposed to big tax cuts. During a campaign rally in Arizona last Tuesday, President Donald Trump didn't express confidence the US could reach a deal with Canada and Mexico when renegotiating ...More..

Flake: Goal of Border Wall Is Not Just to 'Fulfill Campaign Promise'
by | Sunday, August 27, 2017

Flake: Goal of Border Wall Is Not Just to 'Fulfill Campaign Promise'

Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said in an email: "Leader Pelosi has expressed support for a clean debt ceiling hike, but has also echoed the concerns that many House Democrats have about supporting such a mo...More..

Who is Trump's former deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka?
by | Sunday, August 27, 2017

Who is Trump's former deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka?

Gorka also was a member of the White House's Strategic Initiatives Group, which he described as a focal point for task forces collaborating with people outside government. " Sebastian Gorka did not resign, ...More..

Trump aide Sebastian Gorka resigns from White House
by | Sunday, August 27, 2017

Trump aide Sebastian Gorka resigns from White House

Those who haven't left appear to be making contingency plans to bail, with top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn having already written his resignation letter after President Trump's disastrous respons...More..

Trump Orders Pentagon to Stop Accepting Transgender Persons to US Military
by | Sunday, August 27, 2017

Trump Orders Pentagon to Stop Accepting Transgender Persons to US Military

This study was commissioned by the Obama administration, which lifted the ban on transgender military service in 2016, and it presents facts in a way that supports that administration's point of view. It ...More..

Huckabee Sanders Desperately Flails as Reporter Presses Her on Trump Nazi Praise
by | Sunday, August 27, 2017

Huckabee Sanders Desperately Flails as Reporter Presses Her on Trump Nazi Praise

If Mexico denies funding for the wall, as they've promised to do, Sanders wouldn't answer whether that would be a concession made to Mexico from the White House at the expense of American taxpayers. The worst...More..

Arizona's Largest Paper: Arpaio Pardon an 'Insult' to Latinos
by | Sunday, August 27, 2017

Arizona's Largest Paper: Arpaio Pardon an 'Insult' to Latinos

Ducey adds that Arpaio is his friend and now the 85-year-old ex-lawman can move on and enjoy his retirement with his wife and family. But the pardon was unusual given that Arpaio was awaiting sentencing. The da...More..

Trump bashes NAFTA in midst of talks to revamp trade deal
by | Sunday, August 27, 2017

Trump bashes NAFTA in midst of talks to revamp trade deal

Negotiators are expected to head to Mexico City for the second round of talks from September 1 to 5, and to Canada for their third round in late September (reportedly September 23-27). "That the more we can...More..

1 in 10 Americans Say Neo-Nazi Views Are 'Acceptable'
by | Sunday, August 27, 2017

1 in 10 Americans Say Neo-Nazi Views Are 'Acceptable'

Another survey by the The Economist weekly and YouGov showed 48 percent of people said the statue of Civil War commander Robert E. Lee should be removed from the park where it stands in Charlottesville , c...More..

San Francisco dog owners to counter right-wing rally by creating poo minefield
by | Saturday, August 26, 2017

San Francisco dog owners to counter right-wing rally by creating poo minefield

Joey Gibson , the organizer of the event - whose group, Patriot Prayer , has held events well-attended by white nationalist and other right-wing groups in the past - said in an interview Tuesday that he expecte...More..

Chow Yun-Fat spotted clearing uprooted tree from road after Typhoon Hato
by | Saturday, August 26, 2017

Chow Yun-Fat spotted clearing uprooted tree from road after Typhoon Hato

Some casinos shut down while others were relying on back-up generators. On Wednesday, a severe Typhoon struck Macau and Hong Kong, killing at least 16 and causing up to 8 billion Hong Kong dollars ($1.02 bill...More..

by | Saturday, August 26, 2017

Shia mosque in Kabul under attack by gunmen, says Afghan official

Officials said two blew themselves up and another two were shot by Afghan security forces. Nasiri said when police initially sought to get into the mosque, the attackers blocked the door leading to the second f...More..

Belgian soldiers shoot dead man who attacked them with knife in Brussels
by | Saturday, August 26, 2017

Belgian soldiers shoot dead man who attacked them with knife in Brussels

Belgian prosecutors said that the attacker is alive but in critical condition. The attack took place on Boulevard Emile Jacqmain in the centre of Brussels . Two police officers have been injured while arrest...More..

Trump's Interior Department eyes changes for national monuments
by | Saturday, August 26, 2017

Trump's Interior Department eyes changes for national monuments

It outlines a methodology for the review that includes gathering information about each monument, getting input from local stakeholders and looking at current policies on public access by private citizens and i...More..

From trial to exile?: What's next for Thailands Yingluck
by | Saturday, August 26, 2017

From trial to exile?: What's next for Thailands Yingluck

The Supreme Court will rule tomorrow if Ms Yingluck is guilty of criminal negligence over a rice subsidy scheme that showered cash on her family's rural political heartland, but was riddled with graft and l...More..

Trump Administration Slaps Economic Sanctions on Venezuela
by | Saturday, August 26, 2017

Trump Administration Slaps Economic Sanctions on Venezuela

The White House said it would allow certain exceptions, such as for humanitarian aid, in order "to mitigate harm to the American and Venezuelan people". "The United States reiterated their appeal to the Venezu...More..

White House calls Trump's relationship with Republican lawmakers 'fine'
by | Friday, August 25, 2017

White House calls Trump's relationship with Republican lawmakers 'fine'

Sanders said conference registration is at capacity. "He has not demonstrated that he understands what has made this nation great and what it is today, and he's got to demonstrate the characteristics of a presi...More..

Mattis: US, Ukraine Continue to Build Lasting Strategic Partnership
by | Friday, August 25, 2017

Mattis: US, Ukraine Continue to Build Lasting Strategic Partnership

According to him, Ukraine is ready to firmly repel aggressor in his attempt to set out on an offensive, but we places a priority on peaceful, diplomatic, political and legal way to return back Donbas and Crimea...More..

After China, Russia too is preparing response to latest U.S. sanctions
by | Friday, August 25, 2017

After China, Russia too is preparing response to latest U.S. sanctions

China reacted with irritation, saying Washington should "immediately correct its mistake" of imposing unilateral sanctions on Chinese companies and individuals to avoid damaging bilateral cooperation. But th...More..

Danish Prosecutors Upgrade Charges for Sub Inventor Over Journalist's Death
by | Friday, August 25, 2017

Danish Prosecutors Upgrade Charges for Sub Inventor Over Journalist's Death

Wall , 30, was last seen alive on board Madsen's home-made submarine in Copenhagen's harbour earlier this month. At Mr. Madsen's next court appearance, on September 5, prosecutors plan to request that he rema...More..

Man Drives Car Through Activists Protesting Transgender Woman's Death
by | Friday, August 25, 2017

Man Drives Car Through Activists Protesting Transgender Woman's Death

The vigil spilled into the streets - it's not clear why law enforcement allowed this - and at one point, an impatient driver whose auto was surrounded refused to stop, allegedly hitting three of the proteste...More..

McConnell unsure if Trump can salvage presidency
by | Friday, August 25, 2017

McConnell unsure if Trump can salvage presidency

Trump's accusation came in a series of angry morning tweets that also included a meme mocking former President Barack Obama and a typo-filled defense of his schizophrenic public addresses this week. "There is...More..

Tigers and Yankees got into a wild benches-clearing brawl
by | Friday, August 25, 2017

Tigers and Yankees got into a wild benches-clearing brawl

While Sanchez's offensive numbers are on the whole outstanding for a young slugger working through his first full season in the Majors, there's something about August that particularly suits him. The Red Sox ho...More..