The U.S. Treasury Department has announced sanctions on 271 individuals, who it says are scientists working on weapons development for Syrian President Bashar Assad. Trump has called Assad "evil" and said his use of chemical weapons "crossed a lot of lines". Britain welcomed USA sanctions against individuals alleged to be connected to the use of chemical weapons in Syria on Monday, saying they were a clear signal "that actions have consequences".
The foreign ministers from Russia, Syria and Iran, meeting Friday in Moscow, said any further unilateral action by the U.S.in Syria would be met with "grave consequences" and pose a danger to the entire world. "They say still that it is not very safe, but they can not put forward convincing arguments", Russia's top diplomat said. The Group of Seven industrialized nations, including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the USA, collectively agreed that Bashar Assad ...
The news left the party reeling and set the stage for a showdown between populist and more radical, hard-right forces. During tense standoffs, around 50 people clashed with police on horseback, said Broadcaster n-tv, while police used pepper spray on the protestors, a TV correspondent said.
Then on Friday, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said either the bill includes Trump's border wall and defense spending increase or it must defund a major part of the Affordable Care Act. Trump's administration has indicated that the wall is a high priority and that they will do what they can to fund it. The Republican president's demand that Mexico pay for the border wall triggered a diplomatic crisis with the southern USA neighbour during the first week of his presidency.
He was arrested in February on suspicion of plotting to kill officers but was released because of lack of evidence. The man was a French national who shot two officers in 2001 after being stopped by a police vehicle, the source said. The attack brought back the recurrent campaign theme of France's fight against Islamic extremism, one of the mainstays of the anti-immigration platform of far-right leader Marine Le Pen and also, to a lesser extent, of Fillon, a former prime minister.
The updated number of specific soldiers killed or wounded in the attack Friday was not immediately clear. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the fighters set off an explosion, allowing suicide bombers armed with small arms to breach the base.