News archive from 6 April 2017, page 3

Mounting confidence nerve gas was used in Syria attack

BEIRUT –  Diplomats at the U.N. Security Council sparred Wednesday over whether to hold President Bashar Assad's government responsible for a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 people in northern Syria, while U.S. intelligence officials,...


Taiwan: US relations won't be harmed by Trump, Chinese president meeting

TAIPEI, Taiwan –  Taiwan says it is confident its relations with the U.S. won't be harmed when President Donald Trump meets with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping this week. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Eleanor Wang said at a news conference Thursday...

Fox News, 02:04 in Politics

A father bids farewell to twin babies after Syria attack

BEIRUT –  The father cradled his 9-month-old twins, Aya and Ahmed, each in an arm. He stroked their hair and choked back tears, mumbling, "Say goodbye, baby, say goodbye" to their lifeless bodies. Abdel Hameed Alyousef lost his two children,...


Bannon reportedly threatened to leave White House after NSC shakeup

Stephen Bannon, President Trump’s controversial chief strategist, was removed from the National Security Council on Wednesday and reportedly threatened to resign from the Trump administration. Rebekah Mercer, a top Republican donor, had to urge Bannon...

Fox News, 02:15 in Politics

AP Analysis: Syria gas attack is enormous political gamble

BEIRUT –  President Bashar Assad took an enormous gamble if his forces were behind the chemical weapons attack that killed dozens in northern Syria: committing an overt war crime just as the Trump administration and most Western leaders had made clear...

Anti-Trump right and left warily seek ways to unite

Anti-Trump right and left warily seek ways to unite

DENVER (AP) — Last year Kendal Unruh devoted much of her spare time to fighting Donald Trump. The 51-year-old Colorado high school government teacher and longtime Republican activist was a delegate to the Republican National Convention and led a fight...

Chron, 02:37 in Politics

Afghanistan dangles lithium wealth to win Trump support

KABUL, Afghanistan –  The Afghan government is trying to grab the attention of President Donald Trump and gain greater U.S. support by dangling its massive and untouched wealth of minerals, including lithium, the silvery metal used in mobile phone and...


China cancels Australian lawmakers' trip as tensions deepen

CANBERRA, Australia –  China has cancelled a visit by Australian lawmakers to meet law enforcement officials in what some say is punishment for Australian interference in Chinese internal affairs at a period of deepening diplomatic tensions. Craig...


German police make arrest in 2010 kidnapping, slaying

BERLIN –  Police say they've made an arrest in the kidnapping and slaying of a German banker's wife nearly seven years after the crime, the day after releasing a photo of a new suspect. Ulm police said Thursday they expect DNA comparison results later...


Dems in Trump states pressured from both sides on court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a rare and momentous decision — one by one, seated at desks centuries old, senators will stand and cast their votes for a Supreme Court nominee. It's a difficult political call in the modern era, especially for the 10 Democrats...

Chron, 03:44 in Politics
Democrats object to Trump infrastructure plan's direction

Democrats object to Trump infrastructure plan's direction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats had hoped the one big policy area they could find common ground with President Donald Trump on was infrastructure, but they don't like what they're hearing from administration officials about the transportation portion of...

Chron, 03:52 in Politics
GOP health deal elusive as House to take Easter break

GOP health deal elusive as House to take Easter break

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and House Republicans appear short of a last-ditch deal on their long-promised repeal of Barack Obama's health care law. And in an unexpected twist, "Obamacare" — never very popular — seems to be rising in...

Chron, 03:57 in Health

Merkel, Trump talk over concerns over Afghanistan, Ukraine

BERLIN –  Angela Merkel's spokesman says the German chancellor has talked with U.S. President Donald Trump, exchanging thoughts on the current situation in Afghanistan and in eastern Ukraine. Steffen Seibert said in a statement Thursday that the two...


Israel military says Palestinian killed Israeli in West Bank

JERUSALEM –  Israel's military says a Palestinian has killed an Israeli and injured another in a car-ramming attack in the West Bank. The military says the attacker was apprehended but did not elaborate. Rescue services say the killed Israeli was...


Russian police check suspicious object in St. Petersburg

MOSCOW –  Russian law enforcement agencies are checking a suspicious object at an apartment building in St. Petersburg following a suicide bombing on the city's subway earlier in the week. Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said, according to...


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