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US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns ´heavy price´

US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns ´heavy price´

Sean Spicer , the White House spokesman, said that intelligence shows Syrian regime preparations similar to those taken before a chemical strike in April this year. But US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis previously warned that there was "no doubt" that Syria had in fact retained some chemical weapons. Dozens died in the attack which prompted President Trump to order a strike against a Syrian air base .


N.Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

N.Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

South Korea's government says there's no going back on a controversial, US -backed missile defense system ahead of a summit with president Donald Trump later this week. Here are live updates and the latest breaking news on the North Korea crisis. Another sensitive issue was the head coach - should he be from North or South.


Trump claims Obama 'colluded or obstructed' over Russian meddling

Trump claims Obama 'colluded or obstructed' over Russian meddling

And then: "I feel like we sort of choked". Trump has increasingly lashed out over the ongoing investigations into Russia's role in the election and possible collusion by his campaign. The Russians' objectives were to defeat or at least damage Ms Clinton, and help elect Mr Trump, the Post said . "I think the Obama administration should have done more when it became clear that not only was Russian Federation intervening, but it was being directed at the highest levels of the Kremlin".


Aus flies out of Syria amid US-Russia tensions

Aus flies out of Syria amid US-Russia tensions

The Australians, who have six F-18F Super Hornets flying strike missions as part of the USA -led coalition out of the UAE, have also decided that this is a problem and have suspended their participation in air strikes altogether. As a result of the threat , Australia said on Tuesday it would suspend its military campaign. A U.S military official told AFP the drone was "on a run toward our folks to drop a munition on them", so the coalition shot the unmanned aircraft down in self-defense.


Haley says warning to Syria also aimed at Russia and Iran

Haley says warning to Syria also aimed at Russia and Iran

The White House warned late Monday that Syrian President Bashar Assad and his military would pay a "heavy price" for another chemical weapons attack . The strike was applauded at the time by anti-government Syrians , many of whom had long asked the United States to intervene in their country's conflict.



Mission accomplished: New Zealand plan brings America's Cup revenge

New Zealand dominated Monday's final of the 35th America's Cup, reclaiming sailing's most prestigious prize and global sport's oldest trophy. One certainty for the other teams thinking of the next campaign is that Italy's Luna Rossa, which is backed by the Italian luxury goods group Prada, has been chosen as the Challenger of Record for the 36th America's Cup.