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  • Macron says has ‘proof’ of Syrian chemical attack, vows response

    April 12, 2018 1:50 PM 5

    Macron said he was in daily contact with Trump. — Reuters picBERD’HUIS (France), April 12 — French President Emmanuel Macron said today that he had “proof” that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons and would announce his response “in due course”. “We have proof that chemical weapons were used last week, at least chlorine

  • Cop who dragged man off plane sues airline

    April 12, 2018 12:02 PM 11

    WASHINGTON: A former Chicago aviation police officer who helped drag a 69-year-old male passenger off a parked United Airlines plane last year in an incident that drew international outrage is suing the airline and the city which fired him. James Long, one of several officers involved in removing David Dao from the April 9, 2017, flight to make room for airline

  • Trump on Syria attack: ‘Very soon or not so soon at all!’

    April 12, 2018 10:50 AM 6

    Trump is known for Tweeting his policy stances. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, April 12 — President Donald Trump was evasive today about when the United States might attack Syria in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons assault, saying it could be “very soon or not so soon at all!” A day after warning starkly that “missiles will be coming,” Trump in another

  • Russian embassy doubts statement after Yulia Skripal declines help (VIDEO)

    April 12, 2018 7:08 AM 6

    This undated image taken from the Facebook page of Yulia Skripal on March 8, 2018 allegedly shows Yulia Skripal, the daughter of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, in an unknown location. — AFP pic MOSCOW, April 12 — Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned in Britain last month along with her father, a former Russian spy, has said she did not wish to take up the offer

  • Hamas fighter killed in Israel Gaza strike

    April 12, 2018 3:51 AM 5

    Israeli soldiers stand on an armoured personnel carrier (APC) outside the central Gaza Strip as they fire a 120 mm mortar shell towards Gaza July 31, 2014. — Reuters picGAZA CITY, April 12 — A fighter from the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas was killed this morning by an Israeli strike in the Gaza Strip, the health ministry in the enclave said. Mohammed

  • N. Korea parliament meets but Kim absent ahead of summits

    April 12, 2018 1:30 AM 5

    A North Korean soldier takes photographs of a South Korean soldier standing guard at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating North Korea from South Korea, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul January 29, 2014. — ReuterPYONGYANG, April 12 — North Korea’s parliament has met to rubber-stamp Kim Jong-un’s policies, but the leader

  • Sweden charges Chinese with spying on Tibetan refugees

    April 11, 2018 1:56 PM 13

    STOCKHOLM: Swedish prosecutors on Wednesday charged a 49-year-old Chinese man with espionage for allegedly gathering intelligence on Tibetan refugees in Sweden and Norway for China. The man, identified in the charge sheet as Dorjee Gyantsan, is accused of infiltrating the Tibetan community to pass information on their personal and political activities

  • Stella Artois beer recalled in Singapore as drink may contain glass fragments

    April 11, 2018 12:37 PM 6

    Bottles of Stella Artois beer are seen during the yearly company's results of Anheuser-Busch InBev in Leuven, Belgium February 25, 2016. ― Reuters file picSINGAPORE, April 11 ― A batch of Stella Artois bottled beer sold in Singapore’s duty-free outlets has been recalled as the drink may contain glass fragments. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore

  • Kremlin warns against moves that ‘could destabilise’ war-torn Syria

    April 11, 2018 11:02 AM 6

    A man walks with his bicycle at a damaged site in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Syria March 30, 2018. — Reuters picMOSCOW, April 11 ― The Kremlin today urged restraint in Syria, saying that countries should avoid taking action that could further destabilise the war-torn country, as the US considered missile strikes over alleged chemical

  • One killed as landslide engulfs houses in Japan

    April 11, 2018 7:00 AM 5

    Rescue workers search for missing people at the site where houses were buried in a landslide at Yabakei town in Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture, southwestern Japan, April 11, 2018. — Reuters picTOKYO, April 11 — A man has been found dead and several people are missing after a landslide engulfed houses in southern Japan today, local officials said. “A man’s