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Syrian fighters take back town, dam from IS

Syrian fighters take back town, dam from IS

The capture of Tabqa seven weeks after the launch of the SDF offensive, with help from the US -led coalition, sets the stage for an advance on Raqqa, the de-facto capital of the extremists' self-styled caliphate, some 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east.



Obama-era methane waste rule stays despite US Senate vote

The CRA allows Congress to overturn rules that were enacted within 60 legislative workdays. That echoes a similar sentiment from Graham. The Obama rule will decrease energy production on federal lands, leading to lower revenues from royalties and higher energy costs and lost jobs, the coalition said .



Donald Trump threatens James Comey with 'tapes' of conversations on Russian Federation investigation

Mr Trump, in his interview , also gave further details of his account that Mr Comey had told him on three separate occasions that he was not under investigation in the Russian Federation matter. "The president has nothing further to add on that". "No, I don't believe, I don't know how that sequence went - I don't know", he said. The president did not say whether these candidates are being vetted for the interim director or permanent director position.



UN Security Council to meet Tuesday on North Korea missile launch

It was the North's second missile firing in two weeks, and came amid mounting worldwide concern over Pyongyang's progress in developing nuclear weapons that could be carried by long-range missiles. "China opposes the DPRK's violation of the [UN] Security Council's resolutions", the foreign ministry said in a statement. Kishida says: "We need to keep studying what could be the most effective while monitoring how North Korea would respond".


Trump likely to visit Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters in coming days - White House

Trump likely to visit Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters in coming days - White House

The threat appeared to be in reference to media backlash against Trump's surrogates , who this week offered contradictory explanations of the president's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. Mr McCabe said: "I can tell you that the majority, the vast majority of Federal Bureau of Investigation employees, enjoyed a deep and positive connection to Director Comey", and he called it the "greatest privilege and honour in my professional life to work with him".



Ransomware attack hit 200000 in at least 150 countries

LONDON-Cybersecurity experts are expecting another wave of computer-system attacks that encrypt files and demand ransom to unlock them on Monday. The ransomware attack struck British National Health Service organisations, along with computer networks of companies and municipalities in dozens of other countries.