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Death toll in Turkish raids on Syria Kurds hits 28: monitor

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies Washington and Ankara have struggled to find a common strategy in the fight across the border in Syria , which includes a civil war against Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom Turkey has long opposed, and a battle against Islamic State, al Qaeda and other jihadist groups operating in the country.


Two-Day Moscow Conference on International Security to Kick Off on Wednesday

Two-Day Moscow Conference on International Security to Kick Off on Wednesday

Djordjevic "confirmed Serbia's commitment to comprehensive regional and global cooperation in the field of defense and security, particularly bearing in mind that the worldwide position of Serbia improved significantly in recent years". The parties stressed that the conflict can not be solved through force. On the same day the Armenian Defense Minister met with his Serbian counterpart Zoran Đorđević.



Congress Moves Closer to Deal to Avert US Government Shutdown

If including that provision in a federal spending bill would threaten passage, it's hard to imagine a scenario where Republican lawmakers would fight tooth and nail to include it to please Trump while risking a government shutdown. The irony is that even though Republicans have voted numerous times to gut Obamacare, many are opposed to cutting off the cost-sharing payments right away, which could cause the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces to abruptly collapse.



Tax reform plan promises economic growth

Renee Ordeneaux, an audit partner at Armanino, said the tax cuts on their face appear positive for lower income families. The top tax rate for many small business owners would be reduced from 39.6 percent to 15 percent. That rate has yet to be finalized. Also unclear is how current tax breaks for child care will be restructured. The plan, therefore, faces significant obstacles because of the "reconciliation" rules that place strict limits on any tax cuts that result in increases to the ...


USA may need stronger defense against North Korea missiles: admiral

USA may need stronger defense against North Korea missiles: admiral

Still, Pentagon officials have stressed to Trump there are no easy options for military interventions in North Korea. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (center) and other senators walk to an all-Senators briefing on the situation in the Korean Pensinsula, April 26, 2017, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington .