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U.S. slams Syria with 271 sanctions

The sanctions are against 271 employees of Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), all of whom have expertise in chemistry and related "disciplines" and have been supporting Assad's chemical weapons program since at least 2012, according to Treasury.


Sen. @RogerWicker Votes to Confirm Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

Sen. @RogerWicker Votes to Confirm Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

According to the New York Times , the State Ethics Commission had lodged 13 separate ethics complaints against Perdue by the end of his run as governor, twice ruling he had broken the law. "As governor, he oversaw the economy of one of the top agricultural states in this nation", said National Association of Conservation Districts President Brent Van Dyke.


Four injured in stabbing attack by teenage Palestinian in Tel Aviv

Four injured in stabbing attack by teenage Palestinian in Tel Aviv

Dozens of artists including Roger Waters called Monday on Radiohead to cancel a concert in Israel, saying the band known for its left-wing politics should join Palestinian activists' boycott calls. "I think we should assume they know what's in their best interests and respect their wish, irrespective of other considerations", he said. The petition called for a two-state solution and for negotiations conducted directly between Israel and the Palestinians, "but with appropriate support from ...


Police recommend vigilance after violent attack in Oak Bay this morning

Police recommend vigilance after violent attack in Oak Bay this morning

At some point, he was confronted by the victim and a struggle ensued. A search is underway for a suspect after a home invasion that left a woman with significant injuries this morning. Smith says they are hoping someone witnessed the attack and will come forward with information. Students at two nearby schools, Willows Elementary and Glenlyon Norfolk School, were temporarily placed on hold and secures while police searched several locations in the area, including Willows Beach and Uplands ...


Turkey: explosion at police station was 'terror attack'

Turkey: explosion at police station was 'terror attack'

On Wednesday, however, he told Haber. The tunnel was some 30 meters (98 feet) long, it said. The attack came ahead of Sunday's referendum on changing the constitution and creating an executive presidency long sought by Erdogan. Turkey faces multiple security threats, including from Islamic State and Kurdish militants. "We scan the surrounding of our police buildings approximately once in every month, so as not to encounter any threat".