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Led coalition airstrikes targeted pro-Syrian regime forces

Led coalition airstrikes targeted pro-Syrian regime forces

The coalition carried out the strike after Russian attempts to halt the advance on the town apparently failed to stop the troops from moving south into an agreed upon deconfliction zone where the US and its allies were operating. An exception was the USA cruise missile strike that were launched last month in retaliation for Assad's chemical weapons attack that killed 86 people.


Pope seeks to end stigma of devastating Huntington's Disease

Pope seeks to end stigma of devastating Huntington's Disease

Huntington's disease causes the progressive breakdown of brain function, and the Pope acknowledged that treatment of the disease had always been handicapped by "misunderstandings and barriers". Many of them were overcome with emotion as he laid his hand on their head or kissed their cheek. Before delivering his remarks, Francis was shown a video of several patients, all of them from some of the poorest neighborhoods of Latin America.


Leeds re-sign former Swansea man Pablo Hernandez

Leeds re-sign former Swansea man Pablo Hernandez

With all this in the background, the defender has been offered a new two-year deal by Leeds and has until the end of next month to decide whether he wants to continue at the club. He then signed a short-term deal to stay in West Yorkshire last January, which included an appearance related clause promising Hernandez another year if triggered.



Trump congratulates Macron on winning French presidential election

Putin has denied Moscow interferes in foreign elections, and the Kremlin voiced support for Macron's rivals before Sunday's vote. Le Pen, who came third in the 2012 presidential election, has spent years planting a grassroots structure for her party.



Trump assails 'witch hunt' after naming of special counsel

Trump, whose anger over the allegations has grown in recent weeks, took the news calmly and used it to rally his team to unite, move on and refocus on his stalled agenda, a senior White House official said. Trump strongly disagreed. The appointment, he said in a briefing with news anchors, "hurts our country terribly". Wednesday's move followed mounting questions from Democrats about the ability of Justice Department leaders to carry out the probe independent of the White House.


FCC takes first step to repeal net neutrality

FCC takes first step to repeal net neutrality

The controversial vote is the first step in a lengthy process that could drag on well into the fall. Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, said the vote would kick off a conversation about how to "best maintain a free and open Internet" while ensuring Internet providers "have strong incentives to bring next-generation networks and services to all Americans".