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US Defense Secretary Mattis: Syria Still Has Chemical Weapons

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Lavrov spoke with Tillerson by telephone on Friday and they agreed once again to look into organizing an objective investigation under the aegis of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.


Opinion polls peg May's Conservatives at 50%

Opinion polls peg May's Conservatives at 50%

Mr Verhofstadt wrote: "The theory espoused by some, that Theresa May is calling a general election on Brexit in order to secure a better deal with the European Union, is nonsensical". This is plausible as a headline but requires greater interrogation. At present, if she wanted to face down the Tory Right she has a Parliament with a majority to do so.



Authorities say 5 dead in New York City fire

The Sunday afternoon blaze rapidly engulfed the wooden single-family home in Queens Village , a middle-class neighborhood near Belmont Park, which hosts the Belmont Stakes, the final leg in horse racing's Triple Crown. Earlier in the day, de Blasio spoke at a church in nearby Jamaica, Queens, saying: "What we do know is five lives are lost, three of them children, an extraordinarily large toll for any fire".


Hollande calls on voters to back Macron in run-off ballot

Hollande calls on voters to back Macron in run-off ballot

Speaking to DW, Mr Gabriel said: "We now have the results from France and of course, I'm pleased that Emmanuel Macron is out in the lead in this election". The euro jumped in relief, and was last up 1.1% at $1.0840, having been as far as $1.0940, the highest since early November. "He has the strongest showing of all the candidates and he now moves into the second round".



U.S. to Conduct Comprehensive Policy Toward Iran

In a letter to House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in Congress, Tillerson said on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) that Iran remained compliant with the nuclear accord, but there were concerns about its role as a state sponsor of terrorism.