Trump Gives CIA Power to Use Drones to Bomb Suspected Terrorists

Trump Gives CIA Power to Use Drones to Bomb Suspected Terrorists

American President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants and terrorists, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing USA officials. drone strike that killed Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in May 2016 in Pakistan was the best example of that hybrid approach, U.S. officials said. The Pentagon, however, must publicly report most airstrikes. Read More

Brexit bill backing: A "defining moment", says PM

That would still leave May with time to trigger Article 50 on Tuesday, but any delays could make it Wednesday. "There's nothing to stop us talking about procedure before we get the mandate as long as we are not actually negotiating", one diplomat said. Read More

Sara Connor found guilty in death of Bali policeman, sentenced to jail

Sara Connor found guilty in death of Bali policeman, sentenced to jail

Taylor said he got into a fight with Sudarsa, who was on duty, after Connor realized she had lost her handbag and accused Sudarsa of being a fake police officer and stealing it. They handed themselves into the Australian Consulate in Denpasar on August 19 after Connor received desperate phone calls from friends in Australia, telling her that her face was all over the news and that she was wanted for murder. Read More

IN unemployment rate remains steady at 4 percent

IN unemployment rate remains steady at 4 percent

Shelby County had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 5 percent, while Wilcox County had the highest jobless rate at 17.1 percent. The seasonally adjusted national unemployment rate in January was 4.8 percent. Of those seeking employment, 1,585 were unemployed, 144 more than the previous month. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,200 and government increased 3,700. Read More

Fate of 315 North Koreans in Malaysia to be known today - DPM

But he acknowledged that the victim, who was poisoned to death in Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13 by two assailants, is a citizen from the DPRK with a diplomatic passport. It has widely been speculated that Pyongyang may have ordered the assassination of Jong Nam, who was waiting to board a flight to Macau, where he had been living in exile. Read More

Trump headed back to Mar-a-Lago this weekend

The sources said it was Beijing's request that the summit be held at Mar-a-Lago, Mr Trump's " Winter White House ", where the US President entertained Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last month. The summit is the first face- to-face meeting between the two leaders of the world's biggest economies. Washington could seek Chinese cooperation on such matters as North Korea's missile tests and nuclear provocations, as well as to ease tensions in the South China Sea over territorial disputes ... Read More

Kerala state Congress president Sudheeran resigns, leaving leadership surprised

Kerala state Congress president Sudheeran resigns, leaving leadership surprised

Earlier in the day, Sudheeran put in his papers after a three-year stint as the State Congress president. But Mr. Sudheeran held out, of course, with a strong backing from none other than AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi. Many senior party leaders expressed their surprise at the announcement. K Muraleedharan, who was also among those leaders considered for the post, made it clear on Saturday that he was not ready to take up the party post. Read More

German police shut shopping mall over fears of attack

German police shut shopping mall over fears of attack

Hundreds of police are involved in the security operation at the Limbecker Platz mall, which was locked down before it opened to the public, Essen police spokesperson Christoph Wickhorst said. A police spokesman told a German broadcaster the threat was viewed as a possible terrorist attack . Germany is on high alert after an attack last December on a Christmas market in Berlin when a truck rammed into pedestrians killing 12 people and Islamic State claimed responsibility. Read More

Radioactive Boars Pose Risk in Towns Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Radioactive Boars Pose Risk in Towns Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Now those returning to the town of Namie are anxious about the nuclear-infected pigs, which have been know to attack humans, according to media reports. " Wild boars in this town are not scared of people these days ", boar hunter Shoichiro Sakamoto said. The newswire says some boars have even attacked humans, leading to their being picked off by professional hunters. Read More

THANK GOD!! Ciara AND The Baby 'Doing Well' After Her Car Crash!

THANK GOD!! Ciara AND The Baby 'Doing Well' After Her Car Crash!

TMZ reports that she was clutching her shoulder and chest. The website adds neither Ciara or the other driver were seriously injured, and that they had exchanged information with each other. A source close to Ciara has since told People that the singer is "fine" following the accident. "He'll randomly pull my shirt up and be like, 'I want to see the baby, '" Ciara told Harper's Bazaar . Read More

Shiv Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar Elected Mumbai Mayor

Shiv Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar Elected Mumbai Mayor

He is one of the most educated Sena corporators. With his election, the Shiv Sena's hold over the Mayor's post continues for the fifth consecutive term. Mahadeshwar was elected after show of hands of 227 newly elected corporators. However, the election did have its moments of competition when BJP corporators boisterously raised the chants of "Modi, Modi" which the Sena members countered with equally boisterous chants of "Balasaheb Thackeray", the late Shiv Sena founder. Read More

CONCACAF announces Gold Cup groups for 2017 tournament

CONCACAF announces Gold Cup groups for 2017 tournament

The toughest group appears to be Group A . Featuring 2014 World Cup quarterfinalist Costa Rica, the challenging group includes Honduras, Canada and French Guiana. "We don't take any of our opponents for granted. Obviously we'll wait to see who the third team will be, but regardless we know we will need to be prepared". Read More

Real Madrid vs. Napoli in UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid vs. Napoli in UEFA Champions League

INSPIRATIONAL skipper Sergio Ramos saved Real Madrid's Champions League dream after Cristiano Ronaldo missed an open goal . Maurizio Sarri: "I don't think we played so badly [in the first leg], I just think we could have done better when we had the ball". Read More

Cuomo to meet with Netanyahu during visit to Israel

Cuomo to meet with Netanyahu during visit to Israel

Cuomo is doing a whirlwind tour of Israel, his second visit there since becoming governor , and he vowed to fight the wave of hate crimes in NY and in the nation. Cuomo's trip is an effort to attract worldwide business investment. Then the governor and the president spoke with the press. "After a moving visit to some of the most precious sites in Israel, I reaffirm New York's strong bond to the Israeli people and to dignity and safety". Read More

Russia Expects Success in the Geneva Talks on Syria

Russia Expects Success in the Geneva Talks on Syria

This round of the UN-brokered negotiations - the first since last April - came shortly after the conclusion of the second round of the Syria peace talks, facilitated by Russia, Turkey and Iran, in the Kazakh capital Astana on February 15 and 16. Read More

France's Macron targets political sleaze ahead of manifesto release

France's Macron targets political sleaze ahead of manifesto release

Le Parisien newspaper said Mr Fillon's Paris house was searched this morning by investigators probing allegations that he paid his wife hundreds of thousands of euro of public money to do very little work. Then he went further, saying that France's entire presidential election was being taken out by an over-eager judicial process that was bulldozing the campaign. Read More

McDonald's home delivery could be coming to the UK

McDonald's (MCD) said the mobile order and pay option will be launched at 20,000 restaurants in the USA and overseas this year. To win back customers, McDonald's told investors Wednesday that it will be taking a range of steps, from improving the quality of its burgers, to ramping up delivery to rolling out more modern spaces where diners can order a meal with the tap of a screen. Read More

Meth-using Australian mother allegedly drowned children in Murray River

Meth-using Australian mother allegedly drowned children in Murray River

Emergency services at the scene. Marine Rescue NSW, Echuca Moama Search and Rescue, Victoria Police and the SES assisted in the search. She is expected to be extradited to New South Wales today. Despite the grandmother taking out an apprehended violence order against the woman past year, authorities still expected them to live together. And the child (in hospital) has lost his mother and probably his brother, it will change his life forever. Read More

May accuses Sturgeon of 'twisting the truth' in Scottish independence bid

May accuses Sturgeon of 'twisting the truth' in Scottish independence bid

Mrs May declared: "The United Kingdom we cherish is not a thing of the past, but a Union vital to our prosperity and security, today and in the future". However Ms Sturgeon said they have constantly worked to reach a compromise over the terms of Brexit, only to be ignored an sidelined d by ministers in London. Read More

Russian Federation accidentally bombs USA allies in Syria, ceases after deconfliction call

Russian Federation accidentally bombs USA allies in Syria, ceases after deconfliction call

Townsend said that Tuesday "we had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages" south and east of al-Bab "that I believe they thought were held by ISIS". But he said IS fighters had withdrawn before the bombing, and opposition fighters from the so-called Syrian Arab Coalition had moved in. Russia, Turkey, the USA and other countries are backing surrogate forces inside Syria, which has been in a civil war since 2011. Read More

White House staff told to preserve Russia-related materials

The Obama White House became concerned that the Trump White House might delete any reference to the campaign's Russian ties, and so, in the last few weeks before the changing of the guards, worked around the clock to protect the potentially explosive data. Read More

Cuomo wants investigation of Rochester cemetery vandalism

Saying that to be a New Yorker means to stand with the Jewish People, Cuomo will travel to Israel in a show of solidarity . No bombs were found. Cuomo brands the threats "repugnant to everything we believe as New Yorkers". The website provides information about upcoming events, profiles NY suffragists and explores historical sites that commemorate the passing of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Read More

Russians strike US-backed forces in Syria by mistake, general says

In this photo provided by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service shows Russian air force Tu-22M3 bombers strike the Islamic State targets in Syria, Monday, Jan. Townsend said the United States is "still in decision-making stages" as to whether or not join the SDF assault on Raqqa "and what equipment they might need". Read More

Trump Defends Yemen Raid Amidst New NBC Report that Questions Its Success

Trump Defends Yemen Raid Amidst New NBC Report that Questions Its Success

But that no longer appears to be the White House's standard, after Spicer scaled back his comments Monday in the face of pleas from Bill Owens , the father of Ryan Owens, the SEAL who lost his life in the raid. "I told them I didn't want to make a scene about it, but my conscience wouldn't let me talk to him". However, according to an NBC News report on Tuesday, more than a full month after the raid, there has still been "no significant intelligence" derived from findings at the Al ... Read More

EM Stocks Sink As Russia, China Veto Syria Sanctions

A resolution needs nine votes in favour and no vetoes by the United States, France, Russia, Britain or China to be adopted. Russia's vote marks the seventh time the Kremlin has used its Security Council veto power to defend Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from global condemnation resulting from the massacre of his own people. Read More