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Government airstrikes, intense shelling and fighting on the ground in rebel-held areas in northwest Syria claimed the lives of dozens of people Saturday, Syrian opposition activists said. In northwest Syria, fighting intensified as government forces pressed their offensive toward Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold in the country's lengthy civil war. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the opposition's Syrian Civil Defense said at least 10 civilians were killed in Saturday's airstrikes and shelling of rebel-held villages and towns.
"This video refutes false reports by some media outlets claiming that Iran avoided helping the sailors working on the vessel," Press TV said, without elaborating on what reports it was referring to. The video begins by showing the 23 crew members of the tanker Front Altair in a room watching what seems to be Iranian state television's coverage of a speech by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. According to the official news agency IRNA, the Iranian navy rescued 44 crew members from the two tankers which caught fire off the Iranian coast and transferred them to the nearby port of Bandar-e Jask.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday is expected to formally name lawmakers to the working groups that will work with the administration on the labor, environment and pharmaceutical provisions that Democrats are seeking to strengthen. Pelosi has also emphasized the need for strong enforcement mechanisms in the accord that will overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement. Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, the Massachusetts Democrat leading talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, said Monday he hopes a deal can be finalized within 30 days.
A 24-year-old man has been charged with beating his 4-year-old son to death at his home in South Los Angeles, officials say.
While Mexico averted the start of new tariffs, Washington's campaign to shake up trade agreements worldwide is still wreaking havoc on global economies. Economic PulseChina's export growth unexpectedly rebounded in May, while imports fell more than forecast amid the escalating trade war with the U.S, data showed on Monday.
The administration wants to sell $8bn of weapons to Saudi Arabia and UAE - and prop up a morally indefensible war President Trump meets the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP On the Friday before Memorial Day, when few Americans were paying attention, the Trump administration announced that it would circumvent Congress and sell $8bn in new weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It was Donald Trump's latest attempt to give a blank check to two US allies leading a disastrous war in Yemen. If Trump succeeds in getting around Congress, these weapons sales will prolong suffering in Yemen and eliminate one of the last levers...
Locked away in a garage for several years, this incredibly rare and largely original 1970 Porsche 2.2 911 E is now up for sale! To the untrained eye, this is just another red Porsche 911 E. Furthering the 2.2-liters alluring narrative, rumor states that the engine is the last one directly connected to Porsche's racing program.
There's no denying that rosé is no longer just a wine, it's a movement
Ed Vebell via GettyIn 1979 I was a freshly minted college grad hitchhiking around Normandy, France, near the D-Day landing beaches. The 35th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France, D-Day, June 6, 1944, had just passed and the French people I met welcomed an American in their midst. I was about the same age as my father was when, as a soldier in the U.S. First Army, he had advanced through France and Belgium and on into Germany, to victory in World War II.Despite the many glasses of Calvados I didn't have to pay for at cafés in the towns where I stopped, at the time I couldn't have told my new French friends where my father had been during World War II. The same could be said for...
She also clashed with Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, who pressed her to begin impeachment proceedings.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned during a closed-door meeting that divisions within Venezuela's opposition were hurting efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro, a report said Wednesday. The Washington Post said Pompeo made the comments at a meeting last week in New York of which it had a recording, despite the official US support for self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido. Washington and more than 50 other countries have recognized Guaido since he proclaimed himself interim president in January, beginning a months-long power struggle with Maduro in the economically-devastated country where shortages of food, medicine and other essentials have forced millions to flee.
After unveiling the most important iOS 13 features on stage at WWDC 2019, many of which were leaked in the weeks preceding the event, Apple released the first iOS 13 beta to developers, who can install the early version of the operating system on compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.As with previous betas, the first release is meant for developers to use first, as it might be less stable than the public beta that Apple will roll out to all users in July. However, considering what we saw in previous years, we'd expect iOS 13 beta 1 to deliver a decent experience for a first beta release. Also, like with every developer beta before, you'll be able to install it without actual...
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The victims of America's latest mass shooting had been dead for less than a day when police and city officials released a detailed presentation with their names, photos, job titles and the cities or towns in which they lived.
The bookkeeper for Rick Singer, the ringleader of the college admissions bribery scandal, has agreed to plead guilty to charges and cooperate.
Google's Chrome is the most popular way to browse the web on desktop and mobile, thanks to a combination of features that make it a reliable, albeit sometimes resource-intensive, app. However, Google's recent moves are going to ruin the Chrome experience for many users, and we nearly missed them.Google a few months ago announced a proposal to change the way Chrome extensions work, which would prevent current ad blockers from working. Google received plenty of negative feedback from users, but this hasn't deterred the company from going forward with these plans.Google a few days ago responded to some of the criticism (via 9to5Google) regarding its Manifest V3 changes, explaining what will...
When the Galaxy Note 10 launches about two months from now, it'll deliver a novel design, maybe the kind of radical update that removes all physical buttons and the headphone jack. Yup, the audio port seems to be history, at least on the Note line. The phone is also expected to sport an S Pen stylus with improved functionality, as well as faster battery charging technology. But what the Galaxy Note 10 won't deliver, in spite of getting a brand new camera system, is a better camera experience than the Galaxy S10 phones. That's because a rumor says Samsung's next major camera evolution is planned for next year's Galaxy S11 instead.That's not to say the Galaxy Note 10 camera will be...
Here are all the ways that Trump and his Administration will have to deal with the fallout from the Russia investigation.
Cadillac has unveiled a pair of brand-new models that take their place within the company's high-performance V-Series sub-brand: the 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V. Following the announcement of the latest CT6-V sedan earlier this year, a model added to the segment in March of 2018, Cadillac on Thursday revealed two additional brand-new sedans that will be joining the V-Series lineup for the 2020 model year: the CT4-V and the CT5-V. The two luxury sedans will be effectively replacing the ATS-V and CTS-V that are nearing the end of their careers, replacements that are likely to underwhelm those who have a need for speed.
The world's premier spelling bee has ended in an unprecedented eight-way tie after hours of intense competition among American youngsters tackling some of the English language's most obscure words. Texas seventh-grader Rohan Raja became the eighth and final winner of the National Spelling Bee's 92nd annual competition on Thursday after a correct recital of the word "odylic", earning a wild round of applause from the audience. The winners were "the most phenomenal assemblage of spellers in the history of this storied competition", said the bee's long-time official pronouncer Jacques Bailly.
North Korea executed its special envoy to the United States following the collapse of the second summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper reported Friday. The Chosun Ilbo said Kim Hyok Chol, who laid the groundwork for the Hanoi meeting and accompanied Kim on his private train, was executed by firing squad for "betraying the supreme leader" after he was "won over to the US" during pre-summit negotiations. "Kim Hyok Chol was executed in March at Mirim Airport along with four senior foreign ministry officials following an investigation," the newspaper quoted an unidentified source as saying.
The Su-57 completely 'trashes' the latest American fighters like the F-35-at least, according to Chinese media.Earlier this month, Chinese defense news outlet Mil.news.sina published an analytical piece on the state of Russia's arsenal. The article looked to the Su-57, Russia's upcoming fifth generation stealth fighter, as a case study in the failures and successes of Russia's ambitious, decades-long campaign to modernize its armed forces.Whereas other fifth-generation fighters-most prominently, the US F-35-are strategic weapons, the author argues that the Su-57 was designed for an entirely different purpose that makes sense within the broader context of Russian military doctrine: "The...
A Jefferson City man says moving his car just moments before a tornado swept through the area may have saved his life.
Democrats are trying to avoid the missteps of the 2016 primary debates - a goal that has proven elusive as more candidates have announced.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders are reluctant to pursue impeachment hearings, focusing instead on a slow windup of investigations by multiple committees. The House calendar could also delay the process, with members set to be away from Washington for big chunks of time for the rest of the year.
Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers to the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. The tensions come a year after President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran's 2015 nuclear accord with world powers and restored crippling sanctions.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration's trade disputes have gotten a shot of relief with an agreement that will end retaliatory tariffs that Canada and Mexico slapped on whiskey and other U.S. products.
The company, which is seen as a major supplier of Apple Inc's Face ID technology, said it cannot predict when it will be able to resume shipments. The Trump administration last week added Huawei to a trade blacklist, a move that bans the company from buying parts and components from American firms without U.S. government approval. While most of the U.S. suppliers have not issued statements on their position on the Huawei ban, Bloomberg reported that Intel Corp, Qualcomm Inc, Xilinx Inc and Broadcom Inc have told their employees they will not supply to Huawei until further notice.
After an errant coffee cup caused earlier uproar, fans spotted another blunder
The current JSTARS is based on a four-engine Boeing 707. Of the 16 JSTARS currently in the Air Force inventory, 11 of them are operational. The JSTARS is the only platform technically able to simultaneously perform command and control as well as ISR, Air Force developers describe.The Air Force is massively speeding up a new networked surveillance system intended to collect, organize and disseminate pressing attack information in extremely high-risk environments including enemy stealth fighters, advanced air defenses and armed drones.(This first appeared several months ago.)The new aerial surveillance system -- or spy network -- is called Advanced Battle Management and Surveillance (ABMS),...
Biden claims President Trump is taking credit for the Obama-Biden economy he 'inherited.'