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Thousands more flee eastern Ghouta, Russian official says

The Syrian military has also intercepted several arms and ammunition cargoes heading to Eastern Ghouta, a besieged area on the outskirts of Damascus which is home to some 400,000 people. An opposition official from Ghouta privy to the negotiations said a delegation had left Harasta and was working out the terms of a deal that would follow previous surrender accords for rebel-held areas subjected to bombardment and siege. Read More »

Boris: Russia has researched how to make nerve agents for assassinations


Putin cast his vote in Moscow on Sunday morning. "I voted for our liberator, Putin", said Alexander Kiryukhin, a 79-year-old in the city of Simferopol, Crimea. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Sunday that Russia has been stockpiling the deadly nerve agent used to poison a Russian former double agent in England and has been investigating how such weapons can be used in assassinations. Read More »

Voting underway in Russian Federation presidential election


Russians are voting in a presidential election that's expected to give President Vladimir Putin a fourth term in office. "Our quarrel is with Putin's Kremlin, and with his decision - and we think it overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision - to direct the use of a nerve agent on the streets of the United Kingdom, on the streets of Europe for the first time since the Second World War", Johnson said. Read More »

ISL Final: Albert Roca - We have never conceded goals from set-pieces


In their quest to find the equaliser, Bengaluru FC often left gap in the back line, and Chennaiyin took full advantage of that to close out the game. However, it was the visitors who settled the issue with the goal in the 66th minute. He is his teams highest scorer with nine goals and being strong as well as opportunistic, does not need any second invitation to pounce on an opening. Read More »

Putin wins fourth term as Russian president with over 70% of vote


His most vehement foe, anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny , was rejected as a presidential candidate because he was convicted of fraud in a case widely regarded as politically motivated. No candidate came close to Putin in the race. Despite criticisms of the Kremlin's actions ahead of the election, Putin is a genuinely popular figure in Russian Federation, and confrontation with the West has boosted his approval ratings, past polling shows. Read More »

Man arrested after vehicle driven into nightclub causing 'panic and chaos'


Can you help? Investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector David Chewter of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said:'This was a frightening experience for everyone involved and it is a miracle that nobody was killed. It's alleged the man drove his auto through the club after he was earlier chucked out following an altercation. He said: 'My God I almost died. "I'm praying for everyone still there and trying to get home safe". Read More »

Philippines President Duterte says International Criminal Court 'rude'


In a statement, Lagman, head of the Magnificent Seven opposition bloc, said Roque has demeaned his position "by justifying President Duterte's improvident decision" for the government to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the ICC. Duterte, who is buoyed by high popularity ratings at home, has fiercely defended the drug war as a battle to bring safety to the nation's 100 million people. Read More »

One lucky person in Pennsylvania wins Powerball jackpot


The jackpot from Saturday's drawing is the eighth-largest ever for the Powerball game. It was not immediately clear if there was a winning ticket. The ticket sold in Texas won a $2 million prize because it included a Power Play option, it said. Read More »

Russian Federation summons British ambassador to foreign ministry


Soviet-designed nerve agent Novichok, which the United Kingdom has said was used to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, is not part of an global ban on chemical weapons, the head of a Russian government agency has said. Konstantin Kosachev, the had of the foreign affairs committe in the upper house of the Russian parliament told The Associated Press, "This is not our choice, definitely". Read More »

Russia vows to respond to Britain over spy attack 'any minute'

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May had said that the Kremlin, was "highly likely" to be behind the attack. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko expressed solidarity with Great Britain, which claimed that Russian Federation was highly likely to be involved in Skripal's poisoning. Read More »

Britain says Russian Federation secretly stockpiling deadly nerve agent used in attack


Unconfirmed reports from the U.S. suggest that the nerve agent used may have been introduced into the ventilation system of a auto belonging to Mr Skripal. "Twenty three diplomatic staff at the British embassy in Moscow are declared persona non grata and to be expelled within a week", the country's foreign ministry said in a statement after summoning the British ambassador Laurie Bristow. Read More »

Beast from the East Part 2: Your photos


Temperatures dipped to a low of -3.2C in Loftus, North Yorkshire, during the afternoon and strong winds made temperatures feel as cold as -7C or -8C for some. LONDON has seen more snow this weekend after the so-called Beast from the East Two returned to the UK. The Met Office warnings for snow and ice begin at 6pm on Friday for eastern Scotland and England, and run into all of Saturday, where nearly the entire country is included. Read More »

Congress Plenary: Manmohan Singh slams Narendra Modi


The former Prime Minister, however, pointed out that India's defence expenditure at 1.6% of the GDP was not adequate to meet the security challenges the country faced. "The Modi government has mismanaged issues in J&K like never before. We should warn Pakistan that their actions are detrimental to peace and prosperity". Read More »

'Mini Beast from the East' sweeps across the North East


The Met Office has issued amber alerts for large parts of Britain tonight (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday) as forecasters expect the cold snap will bring yet more snow and ice to affect much of the country. He added that higher ground could see as much as 25cm of snow, while lower levels could see 5-10cm or even 10-15cm on Sunday. Strong east or north-easterly winds will lead to some drifting of snow, especially over hills, with significant wind chill. Read More »

Russian Federation to expel 23 British diplomats


Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, the foreign secretary said Moscow has breached worldwide rules by investigating the ways that nerve agents can be used for assassination. Petersburg. "We anticipated a response of this kind and we will consider our next steps in the coming days, alongside our allies and partners", May said at a Conservative Party forum in London on Saturday. Read More »

Iran, US diplomats hold mutual talks on JCPOA


The talks in Vienna on Friday, a regular review of the accord, involved Iran , senior USA official Brian Hook and representatives of Russia , China , France, Britain and Germany. "The ballistic programme of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which has a defensive nature, will steadfastly continue", said Shamkhani, who is a close ally of supreme leader Ali Khamenei. Read More »

Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens


He said: "When you have a nerve agent or whatever, you check it against certain samples that you retain in your laboratories". May said the duo was poisoned with a military grade nerved agent developed by Russian Federation. Following Putin's interview, Jewish groups criticized the Russian president of "anti-Semitism" for his comment. Western powers see the poisoning of the Skripals as the latest sign of increasingly aggressive Russian interference in foreign countries. Read More »

Russians have been stockpiling deadly nerve agent


The Russian foreign ministry said the British diplomatic representatives would be forced to leave the country in days. Russia's response is "moderate, expected and appropriate", said Oleg Morozov, a former senior Kremlin official who now sits on the foreign affairs committee of the upper house of parliament. Read More »

SA election: Jay to resign as Labor leader after loss to Liberals


Speaking to the AAP, Mr. Cowdrey stated "I think most South Australians are very keen to see some change and that's certainly the vibe that we picked up this morning as we've gone across the booths". Nick Xenophon's awkward handshake with Hartley rival Vincent Tarzia on election day. Mr Cowdrey said his year on the campaign trail had been a rewarding one. Read More »

Russian Federation foreign ministry says it will expel 23 British diplomats


Mrs May also told parliament that 23 Russian diplomats were identified as undeclared intelligence officers and were given a week to leave the UK. The murder is not believed to be linked to the attack on Skripal and his daughter. He told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show: "We actually have evidence within the last ten years that Russian Federation has not only been investigating the delivery of nerve agents for the purposes of assassination, but has also been creating and stockpiling novichok ". Read More »

Orange snow-ice warning issued as snow showers expected


However there are no tram services between Saggart and Belgard due to technical fault with signals. Dublin, Carlow, Kildare , Kilkenny, Laois, Louth , Wexford , Wicklow , Meath and Waterford are all experiencing heavy snow showers this morning. Read More »

Turkish-led forces seize centre of Syria's Afrin


The Observatory said Sunday that more than 1,500 Kurdish fighters had been killed since the start of the offensive, majority in air strikes and artillery fire. But Salih Muslim, a senior Kurdish official living in exile in Europe, tweeted that Kurdish fighters had withdrawn, saying "the struggle will continue and the Kurdish people will keep defending themselves". Read More »

UK, US, France, Germany point to Russian Federation over spy attack


Security Council to take action or be discredited. The Foreign Office spokesperson added, "We have no disagreement with the people of Russia and we continue to believe it is not in our national interest to break off all dialogue between our countries but the onus remains on the Russian state to account for their actions and to comply with their worldwide obligations". Read More »

Israeli war jets strike east Gaza, no injuries reported: paramedics


The soldiers have been named as Capt. Ziv Daos and Sgt. Netanel Kahalani. Both received posthumous promotions , Daus to that of lieutenant while Kahalani earned the rank of sergeant. Qabha's father told the Walla! "You hear about accidents like these every day in the news ". Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Middle East conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - occupied by Israel since 1967 - might eventually serve as the capital of a Palestinian state. Read More »

Saudi: If Iran obtains nuclear bomb, we will do the same

He insisted that the two countries, which are locked in a tussle for influence, could not be compared. With regard to Iranian military and economic prowess, the crown prince asserted: " Iran's military isn't one of the Muslim world's top five militaries, while the Saudi economy is bigger than the Iranian economy". Read More »

Trump Attacks Mueller Personally on Twitter

Mueller can continue to do his job without any interference". "Another Dem recently added", Trump said. On Saturday night and Sunday morning, he sent two apoplectic tweets , slamming Mueller and his investigation, and labeling his team as "hardened Democrats", before being spirited away to a golf course by aides. Read More »

Russian Federation expels British diplomats


Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says a mushrooming diplomatic scandal over the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain won't disrupt Russia's presidential election. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday Moscow had already decided on retaliatory measures, which she said Britain would be informed of in the near future. Read More »

Iraq helicopter crash victim from Colorado Springs


Four of the seven service members killed when a USA helicopter crashed in Iraq on Thursday have been identified as NY residents, the Department of Defense said Saturday. "It's numbing to us here in the fire department as his fire department family on the volunteer level". The 106th, which has about 1,000 members - roughly 90 percent from Long Island - has been regularly deploying to war zones since George W. Read More »