Israel shuts Egypt border crossing following terror warning Israel shuts Egypt border crossing following terror warning
- April 11, 2017

On its official Twitter account, the terror group said "the fighters of the Islamic State have bombed a Jewish settlement in southern Palestine with a Grad rocket". Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the "Mayim Shelanu" ceremony to collect water from a natural spring, which be used to make matza, the traditional unleavened bread, near Jerusalem April 9, 2017. (more...)
Hamilton relishing titanic battle with Vettel Hamilton relishing titanic battle with Vettel
- April 11, 2017

The Brit dominated the second race of the season and was in pole position in every lap on Sunday as he claimed his first win of the season. "He's proven to be one of the quickest drivers on the grid", Vettel said after his win in Australia. (more...)
Passenger is dragged off overbooked United flight
- April 11, 2017

There's a lot about the United situation that is still unclear-including why the apparently overbooked passengers were allowed to board the plane in the first place-but details aside, Kelly says that if an authority figure asks you to get off a plane, get off the plane. (more...)
United States urges Russian Federation to reconsider backing for Syrian leader United States urges Russian Federation to reconsider backing for Syrian leader
- April 11, 2017

As the Times reported , the USA military had in fact warned the Russian military before attacking the Shayrat Airfield, which serves as a crucial outpost for Russian forces stationed in Syria. He made the comments in a report carried Friday by the semi-official ISNA news agency. But supporters of the strike say it was meant to deter Assad from carrying out future chemical attacks. (more...)
Russia: Authorities Diffuse Bomb in St. Petersburg Apartment
- April 11, 2017

Russian investigators Tuesday identified the bomber in the deadly Saint Petersburg metro blast as 22-year-old Akbarjon Djalilov, as Russia's second city mourned the 14 people killed. In a meeting on Wednesday with the heads of security services from most of Russia's Central Asian neighbors, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of the terrorist threat facing the region. (more...)
LeEco scraps $2 billion deal to buy Vizio LeEco scraps $2 billion deal to buy Vizio
- April 11, 2017

Given all the problems the company has had, we've got to wonder if " regulatory headwinds " were really the problem with the Vizio acquisition or, if like what's happened before, LeEco realized it just couldn't afford to buy Vizio. Conversely, Vizio hasn't had much of a footprint in China, and LeEco could potentially help the company to sell its TVs to Chinese consumers. According to LeEco , " regulatory headwinds " are to blame, but that's likely only a portion of the fundamental problems ... (more...)
Tillerson: Syria strike a message to others, including North Korea
- April 10, 2017

The KN-15 missile reportedly refers to what North Korea calls the solid-fuel "Pukguksong-2". Talks about North Korea are expected to feature high on the agenda of talks on Thursday between U.S. "They have been "playing" the United States for years", he said referring to North Korea. An anonymous senior US official said the "clock has now run out" on North Korea's nuclear program "and all options are on the table". (more...)
Sanders: Trump Must Explain How Military Action in Syria Helps Achieve Peace Sanders: Trump Must Explain How Military Action in Syria Helps Achieve Peace
- April 10, 2017

Sen. Sanders said, "All that I'm saying here is that we've got to be clear about what our goals are and not do it unilaterally, and understand". Vermont's congressional delegation expressed adamance Friday that President Donald Trump seek approval from Congress to intervene further in Syria. (more...)
Kremlin to Tillerson: Trump's Syria strike 'plays into the hands of extremists'
- April 09, 2017

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone on Saturday about the situation in Syria after the U.S. Critics accused him of being "Washington's poodle" after the trip was cancelled following discussions with USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson, who will go ahead with a planned trip to Russian Federation to "deliver that clear and co-ordinated" message to the Kremlin. (more...)
Countdown to SpaceX's first-ever launch of a used rocket
- April 08, 2017

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft wait for liftoff at Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket is due to carry the SES-10 satellite in to orbit before the rocket comes back down to Earth. (more...)
Trump, Xi meet again - in shadow of missile strikes on Syria Trump, Xi meet again - in shadow of missile strikes on Syria
- April 08, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump's first meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping took place at Mar-a-Lago resort. "We've had a long discussion already, and so far I have gotten nothing", Trump suggestively said at the beginning of the dinner, sending a warning to Xi by referring to their past telephone conversation. (more...)
Russian Federation suspends deal with U.S. on flight safety in Syria
- April 08, 2017

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Russian Federation and Iran needed to understand that supporting Assad made no sense and that the escalation of the USA military role in Syria was a "warning" to "a criminal regime". Ayrault also said in a tweet that "Bashar al-Assad should be judged as a war criminal". On Thursday, the U.S. unilaterally launched strikes against the al-Shayrat airforce base in Homs. (more...)
Texas Lawmakers Respond to US Airstrikes on Syria Texas Lawmakers Respond to US Airstrikes on Syria
- April 08, 2017

As per the latest reports , dozens of Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired by the United States at an air base in Syria at 8:45 p.m. "Initial indications are that this strike has severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft and support infrastructure and equipment at Shayrat Airfield, reducing the Syrian Government's ability to deliver chemical weapons", Captain Davis said. (more...)
49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock arrested 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock arrested
- April 08, 2017

Video surfaces of former 49er caught in domestic standoff Brock was arrested in Santa Clara after an alleged altercation with a female victim. Jail records showed him still in custody Friday afternoon. He's been accused of domestic violence. The eight-year veteran joined San Francisco as an undrafted free agent in 2010 after playing collegiately at Belhaven. (more...)
California governor declares end to drought emergency
- April 08, 2017

About 8 percent of California is still under some type of drought, according to the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor report. The state's announcement also offered a sobering reminder of the effects of a drought that caused "the driest four-year statewide precipitation on record", from 2012 to 2015. (more...)
South African opposition files no-confidence motion against President
- April 08, 2017

Three former Cabinet members from South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) have resigned from their positions as parliamentarians. Separately, ruling party members assaulted several protesters participating in a march organized by the Democratic Alliance , South Africa's biggest opposition group. (more...)
Trump tells newspaper Obama aide might have broken the law Trump tells newspaper Obama aide might have broken the law
- April 08, 2017

The White House and its allies will try hard for that to be so. It means that the official who made the request gets to see the name. Two weeks ago, she insisted she knew "nothing about this" and was "surprised to see reports " about unmasked information. (more...)
Pentagon says North Korea's missile test flamed out
- April 08, 2017

And the Trump administration, like administrations before it, views North Korea's pursuit of intercontinental missiles capable of reaching San Francisco or Los Angeles as a justification for war. The missile launch may be a precursor, with more to come as the summit starts Thursday, he said. She was referring to North Korea's young leader, Kim Jong Un. (more...)
Mkhize: 'Distinct impression that ANC is no longer the political centre' Mkhize: 'Distinct impression that ANC is no longer the political centre'
- April 08, 2017

Gigaba said the government remains committed to maintaining South Africa's investment-grade credit rating. "I find it very hard to believe that someone like Gordhan , who has served the country with everything he has and so much pride and total honor, planned to besmirch Zuma and his government overseas", Ramaphosa told local media. (more...)
First minister talks of global role of independent Scotland
- April 07, 2017

It comes after the Government said it would refuse any requests to hold an independence referendum after Mrs Sturgeon announced she hoped to hold one between Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019. She reportedly backed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the election and has had no meetings with Trump or his administration during her trip, which she said has focused mainly on strengthening trade and USA investment in Scotland . (more...)