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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's office calls USA missile strike 'foolish, irresponsible'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's office calls USA missile strike 'foolish, irresponsible'

And other members are keen to establish clarity over the U.S.'s position on Assad's regime, ahead of a visit to Russian Federation by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday. Mr Tillerson is likely to raise the issue of the continued use of chemical weapons in Moscow this week. Russia, which has been propping up the Assad regime since September 2015 in its fight against anti-government rebels.


Mike Pence: USS Carl Vinson Location Snafu Wasn't Intentional

Mike Pence: USS Carl Vinson Location Snafu Wasn't Intentional

The idea that the Vinson was headed immediately to the Korean Peninsula had both reassured South Korea and Japan, which were wary of potential North Korean provocations, and increased concern that Trump could respond to those actions with military force.


N.Korea accuses United States of aggravating regional tension

N.Korea accuses United States of aggravating regional tension

Two days ago Lu welcomed the US to play a positive role in peacefully resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue as US Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice pointing to American airstrikes in Syria and Afghanistan. North Korea did not refer to the mix-up but said the United States and its allies "should not mess with us". It has said it has developed a missile that can strike the mainland United States, but officials and experts believe it is some time away from mastering the ...


Turkish Referendum Results Clear, Opposition Should Act Responsibly - PM

Turkish Referendum Results Clear, Opposition Should Act Responsibly - PM

The High Electoral Board said it had assessed appeals from the CHP and two other parties at a seven-hour meeting, and rejected them by 10 to one. The People's Republican Party (CHP) filed the request with the Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) on April 18, challenging the results of the April 16 referendum on grounds that it was "illegitimate" because of voting irregularities - including the use of unstamped ballot papers.


Firefighter dies after being injured in Queens blaze

Firefighter dies after being injured in Queens blaze

Tolley, 42, left behind wife Marie and their 8-year-old daughter Bella. Both were visibly shaken while updating the press on Thursday evening. He was going between the roof and a ladder basket when he fell, according to a witness . He was apparently moving from an FDNY bucket to the roof of the building when he took a misstep and fell, according to witnesses. "I saw when the ladder went up".



Mike Pence: Working With Allies to Put Pressure on North Korea

Pence told reporters that Trump was hopeful China would use its "extraordinary levers" to pressure the North to abandon its weapons program, a day after the North's failed missile test launch. "If the U.S.is planning a military attack against us, we will react with a nuclear preemptive strike by our own style and method". But, mindful that this would likely trigger massive retaliation and casualties in South Korea and Japan, US officials say the Trump administration's main focus is on ...