USA officials announced Tuesday that Trump had signed off on a plan "to equip Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces" in the fight to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. "Turkey's message to the Trump administration was that Turkey reserves the right to take military action, " a senior Turkish official said. I hope they turn back from this mistake.
Although past United Nations resolutions on paper have placed severe restrictions against North Korea's access to the financial system, an earlier UN report suggested those sanctions have little effect on the ability of North Korean networks, such as Pan Systems Pyongyang, to finance its operations.
The decision is meant to accelerate the Raqqa operation but undermines the Turkish government's view that the Syrian Kurdish YPG as an extension of the PKK. "The SDF, partnered with enabling support from USA and coalition forces, are the only force on the ground that can successfully seize Raqqa in the near future", said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday.
Proposed by Xi in 2013, the development strategy focuses on connectivity and cooperation among nations in Asia, Africa, Europe and beyond. Xi said China would contribute 100 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) to the Silk Road Fund, which was set up in 2014 to finance infrastructure projects and provide aid worth 60 billion yuan ($8.7 billion) to developing countries and global organizations taking part in the initiative to revive the ancient trade route.
McCullough also riled women's rights activists with her answer on feminism, saying she'd prefer to use her made-up term "equalism" instead. As for McCullough, she used her crowning moment to point directly at the camera and give a shout-out to America, telling viewers that they can do anything they put their minds to and to believe in themselves.
Macron handily defeated far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday's presidential runoff, and now must pull together a majority of lawmakers for his year-old political movement to run in the mid-June legislative election. Half of the candidates for the 577 seats up for grabs in the two-round June 11-18 election to National Assembly will be new to politics, Macron has said.