Thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, part of a wave of demonstrations taking place throughout the country. The Russian constitution allows public gatherings but recent laws have criminalised protests unauthorised by city authorities, who frequently refuse to grant permission for rallies by Kremlin critics.
The SDF is a multi-ethnic coalition that is leading the US -backed charge in Syria. The SDF statement said the aim of the operation is to capture the town, its dam and the power stations. Since November, the terror group has lost some 3,400 square kilometers around Raqqa, in a wide arc north of the city. There has been concern the militant group would destroy the dam, flooding the region.
But Trump's plan to slash more than a quarter from the USA budgets for diplomacy and foreign aid has raised eyebrows, suggesting fewer resources for post-conflict stabilization. "It is harder for terrorists to get in and more importantly harder for them to get out to threaten our homelands", he said. Tillerson spoke in a conference room decorated with flags from the coalition members and huge banners saying "Defeat ISIS".
In the run up to a key Turkish referendum on 19 April, in which the Turkish President is pressing for more far reaching powers, Mr. Erdogan has maintained a defiant tone. He also informed that in May he will meet with US President Donald Trump. Turkey's dispute with the European Union erupted earlier this month after Germany and the Netherlands blocked Turkish ministers from holding rallies to secure a "Yes" vote in the next month's referendum on expanding Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...
A lovely man , a friend. It is time that the Met let go of the Dixon of Dock Green image of London's police force and arm their foot patrols at key locations in order to protect Londoners. "That little girl is going to grow up without a daddy because somebody else made that decision". Mr. Palmer was the father of a 5-year-old daughter.
A report by the Asian Correspondent news portal on Tuesday claimed North Korean agents were in the country to conduct their own investigations into Jong-nam's death. He was approached by two foreign women who wiped the VX nerve agent on his face. His death has created a diplomatic crisis between Malaysia and Pyongyang when former embassador Kang Chol accused Malaysian authorities of conspiring with "hostile forces" against them.