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Syria war: Scores of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes

<b>Bombardments by Syrian government forces have killed at least 100 people including 20 children in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, rescue teams and monitors say.</b><p>This would make Monday one of the deadliest days for the district since it came under siege in 2013.<p>The Syria Civil …

Fla. school shooting creates urgent push for gun control, bipartisan calls for change

The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has sparked an urgent push for gun control, giving activists cautious hope that politicians might be willing to take some type of bipartisan action — action that has been elusive after previous mass shootings.<p>Student survivors, some of whom made terrifying …

Guns

Hawaii has been preparing for missile attack, now its credibility is under fire

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hawaii takes emergency preparedness very seriously.<p>So seriously that in December, the state started testing its nuclear warning siren system that would alert residents to an impending nuclear missile strike. This was the first of such tests in Hawaii since the end of the Cold War, and came …

David Ige

Trump defends himself anew against charges that he is racist

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment Monday on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, …

Donald Trump

Double Suicide Bombing in Baghdad Kills at Least 38 People

Everything You Need to Know About the Senate GOP Tax Proposal

Senate Republicans released their vision for a tax-cut plan Thursday that would cut the corporate tax rate to 20 percent, with a one-year delay to …

Finance

Aides warned Trump not to attack North Korea's leader personally before his fiery U.N. address

Senior aides to President Trump repeatedly warned him not to deliver a personal attack on North Korea's leader at the United Nations this week, saying insulting the young despot in such a prominent venue could irreparably escalate tensions and shut off any chance for negotiations to defuse the …

North Korea

London Subway Attack: U.K. Police Arrest Teen Near Dover

LONDON — An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack that injured 30 at a packed London subway station, police said Saturday.<p>The teen was detained by police near the port of Dover, a key point of entry and exit in the southeast of the country.<p>Police cautioned that they were …

Terrorism

UK's Boris Johnson reignites leadership speculation with Brexit plans | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson set out his plans for a “glorious” Brexit on Saturday that angered colleagues and reignited speculation he would challenge Prime Minister Theresa May for the leadership of the Conservative party.<p>Britain's State Secretary for Foreign and …

Boris Johnson

Germany’s far right will soon join Parliament, and Parliament is angry

BERLIN — For the first time since the defeat of the Nazis in 1945, a far-right party will soon have delegates in the German Parliament.<p>Founded in 2013, the Alternative for Germany party, or AfD, rode a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment to become the third-highest-polling party in the country. …

Angela Merkel

As Trump turned to Democrats for a second time in two weeks, Republicans were left stunned while his base howled in anger. What is his strategy?<p>“He likes us,” Chuck Schumer said. “He likes me, anyway.”<p>The Democratic minority leader, talking with glee to his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell, …

Donald Trump

Seoul retaliates by test firing two missiles while North Korea's 'still flying', but one flops into the ocean

South Korea responded to Pyongyang’s latest provocative missile test by firing two of its own in a retaliatory show of force on Friday.<p>The Hyunmoo-2 missiles were launched by the South Korean military from an eastern site close to the border with the North, just six minutes after Pyongyang flew a …

The awkward history of ‘decapitation’ plots against North Korea

Confronted by North Korea’s increasing belligerence, Seoul has recently begun showing off its “decapitation unit.” The implication is that, if worse comes to worst, South Korea could preemptively take out Kim Jong Un.<p>It may sound like a radical plan, and it’s certainly a change of tune for South …

The Loneliest President

He’s increasingly isolated in the White House, but for Donald Trump, being alone is not a liability. It’s where he’s most comfortable.<p>“ISOLATED?” read the subject line.<p>“Friend,” Donald Trump wrote recently to supporters in a fundraising email. “The fake news keeps saying, ‘President Trump is …

Donald Trump

The volcanic temper of Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Donald Trump's preferred candidate lost the Alabama special election runoff on Tuesday night, the president was, in a word, pissed.<p>This, from CNN's White House team, paints quite the scene:<p><i>"Returning from a high-dollar fundraiser in Manhattan on Tuesday evening, an infuriated President</i> …

Trump re-ups his support for merit-based immigration plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is reiterating his support for a plan that would curb legal immigration and shift the nation toward a system …

Cuba mystery: Even Castro baffled by harm to US diplomats

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro seemed rattled.<p>The Cuban president sent for the top American envoy in the country to address grave concerns about a spate …

Mueller meets with House Judiciary chairman, top Democrat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman and top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee have met with Special Counsel Bob Mueller. That's according to the …

U.S. majority backs military action vs. North Korea: Gallup poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of Americans support military action against North Korea if economic and diplomatic efforts fail, according to a Gallup poll released on Friday amid rising tension over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program and recent missile launches.<p>A passerby walks under a TV …

Trump warns lawmakers against allowing for chain migration

President Donald Trump suggested Friday that he will not sign any immigration bill that would set the stage for chain immigration, in which the extended family of legal immigrants are given a smooth path into the country.<p>“CHAIN MIGRATION cannot be allowed to be part of any legislation on …

Trump’s Tweets About London Bombing Anger British Leaders

WASHINGTON — President Trump seized on a terrorist attack in London on Friday to promote his ban on travel to the United States by Muslims and, in the process, ran afoul of Britain by claiming without evidence that the assailants had been “in the sights” of the British police.<p>In a fusillade of …

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

Disbelief, outrage and shrugs: How Trump's bipartisan immigration dinner shuffled the swamp

<b>(CNN) —</b> Outside the House floor Thursday morning, conservatives were having a very hard time believing that President Donald Trump would undercut Republicans on immigration.<p>It was all over the news: Trump had sat down to dinner with Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. …

US retail sales unexpectedly fall in August

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in August as Hurricane Harvey likely depressed motor vehicle purchases, suggesting a moderation in consumer spending in the third quarter.<p>The Commerce Department said on Friday retail sales dropped 0.2 percent last month. Data for July was revised to show sales …

Citing London terrorist attack, Trump calls for expansion of his travel ban

President Trump weighed in Friday on an attack in London by a “loser terrorist” and used the episode to call for an expansion of his travel ban that has temporarily blocked entry into the United States for citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.<p>“The travel ban into the United States should be …

Donald Trump

UK threat level raised to critical after subway bombing

LONDON (AP) — A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car exploded in London on Friday, injuring 29 people and prompting authorities to raise …

White House to Ask for $14.5 Billion Down Payment for Harvey Relief

WASHINGTON — The White House is asking Congress for more than $14 billion as a down payment on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, sending Republican leaders a request late Friday for $7.8 billion in immediate aid that will be quickly followed by a request for another $6.7 billion, officials …

Joint Chiefs Denounce Racism After Trump's Comments

Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — high-ranking military officials who advise the president — appeared to distance themselves from President Trump by publicly condemning racism in the aftermath of Trump's comments about the attack in Charlottesville.<p>Trump has blamed "both sides" for the …