Turkey’s weak opposition scrambles to challenge Erdogan – Washington Post

Washington Post Turkey's weak opposition scrambles to challenge ErdoganWashington PostANKARA, Turkey — One party leader is in jail. Another doesn't have a candidate. A third might face eligibility issues for her party. Turkey's weak opposition is scrambling to mount a meaningful challenge against strongman President Recep Tayyip …At Heart of Erdogan's Election Gamble Is a […]

US says it’s maintaining pressure on North Korea

 WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. ambassador says his country is maintaining a “maximum pressure campaign” to convince North Korea to denuclearize even as Washington prepares a summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Robert Wood, the top U.S. envoy to the U.N.-hosted Conference on Disarmament, says the U.S. believes the ongoing pressure campaign […]

US, UK say Russia targets internet hardware for espionage

Washington, April 17 – The U.S., Britain and Australia have accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage. The governments said the Russian operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the foundation for future offensive cyberattacks. A joint statement Monday by […]

Russian begins blocking messaging app Telegram

 MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s communications watchdog said Monday it has begun enforcing a nationwide ban for the popular messaging app Telegram. Telecommunications providers have been instructed to block Telegram in Russia after a court last week sided with authorities who demanded that the app be kept of the country until it hands over the keys […]

UN rejects Russian attempt to condemn US aggression in Syria

 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council overwhelmingly rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of “aggression” by the United States, United Kingdom and France against Syria on Saturday, a vote reflecting support for the allied airstrikes on Syrian chemical sites. But the vote at the end of an emergency meeting called by Russia […]

Nikki Haley warns that US forces ‘locked and loaded’ if Syria stages another chemical attack – Washington Post

Washington Post Nikki Haley warns that US forces 'locked and loaded' if Syria stages another chemical attackWashington PostWestern leaders warned Syria on Saturday that they could launch further missile strikes if chemical weapons are used again, while the pre-dawn attacks were denounced by Damascus and its backers as illegal actions that would carry repercussions. U.S […]

Pence informed US leaders of Syria announcement

 LIMA, Peru (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence informed congressional leaders of President Donald Trump’s plans to announce airstrikes in Syria. Pence’s deputy chief of staff, Jarrod Agen, says Pence called House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi before Trump’s speech Friday night. Pence is in […]

Explosions rock Syrian capital as Trump announces strikes

BEIRUT (AP) — Loud explosions rocked Syria’s capital and filled the sky with heavy smoke early Saturday after U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Syrian television reported that air defenses responded to the attack.Associated Press reporters saw smoke rising from east Damascus and the sky […]

UN Security Council schedules meeting on Syria

 New York (AP) – The U.N. Security Council has scheduled another emergency meeting Friday at Russia’s request on the threat to international peace from possible air strikes on Syria by the U.S. and its allies. Russia had requested a briefing by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. But there was no briefing on the U.N. chief’s schedule for […]

The Latest: Syria says it will facilitate chemical probe – Washington Post

Washington Post The Latest: Syria says it will facilitate chemical probeWashington PostBEIRUT — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):. 6:30 p.m.. Syria's U.N. ambassador says it will facilitate a visit by international chemical weapons inspectors at “any point they want” in the town where a suspected gas attack occurred …Trump Says Syria […]

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