Feb 05 2018
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday the Syrian government had repeatedly used chlorine as a weapon.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has rejected the U.S. claims about the Syrian government using chemical weapons in the war as "lies".
"We have other reports from the battlefield from people who claim it's been used", Mattis said, adding the United States now had no proof to back the claims.
Such allegations were timed to undermine the efforts to resolve the Syrian war through a peaceful settlement between the Syrians without foreign interventions, it noted.
"The foreign ministry condemns the false claims by the United States that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta", a foreign ministry source said, cited by Syrian state news agency SANA.
Mattis told reporters the Syrian government had committed multiple attacks using chlorine gas.
A deadly sarin attack on another rebel-held area in April 2017 prompted President Donald Trump to order a USA missile strike on the Shayrat airbase, from which the Syrian operation is said to have been launched.
Joint Korean hockey team plays for first time
Kim Yong-nam is the head of the parliament in the North and will be the highest-level official to visit South Korea in four years. He suggested that the recent communication between North and South Korea was a positive development.
Leicester City boss Claude Puel: 'Tough to manage Riyad Mahrez situation'
All I can say about the situation is that this is the best decision for Leicester, in the best interests of Leicester. Mahrez's continued absence means Puel will have an unchanged squad against Swansea.
Muslim scholar questioned by French police over rape claims
He is the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Egypt, Hassan al-Banna. A second unnamed woman on Friday also accused Ramadan of raping her in a hotel room in 2009.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said at the time the USA had "very high confidence" that the chemical agent used in that deadly attack was sarin nerve gas.
However, Russia described the OPCW report as "very biased" arguing the report failed to address the question of who was responsible for the use of the chemical substance.
The attack comes a day after Syria's former al-Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility for the downing of a Russian warplane as it flew low over Saraqeb in northern Syria, apparently using a surface-to-air missile.
"We are on the record and you all have seen how we reacted to that, so they would be ill-advised to go back to violating the chemical (weapons) convention", Mattis said.
The officials say it's "highly likely" that Syria kept a stockpile of weapons.
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Feb 05 2018
Oil jumps as Goldman Sachs boosts price forecast by third
Brent for April delivery traded up 52 cents at Dollars 69.41 a barrel at 11:45 a.m.in London after earlier rising to USD 69.67. If you look at the production as oil prices have soared, it's very evident that these producers want to cash in.
Feb 03 2018
Los Angeles faculty capturing by woman, 12, 'was unintentional'
The shooting happened at Sal Castro Middle School and was reported to police at about 8:55 a.m., according to the network. The Salvador Castro campus, which is situated next to a high school, has now been declared safe by authorities.
Feb 03 2018
Man given life for Finsbury Park terror attack
Sue Hemming from the CPS said: " Darren Osborne planned and carried out this attack because of his hatred of Muslims". Ruzina Akhtar, daughter of Ali, told reporters that the family was "very pleased with the guilty verdict".
Feb 02 2018
Pelicans, Bulls Reach Agreement On Nikola Mirotic Trade
That's not a bad haul for a Bulls team that has had Mirotic on the block for the vast majority of the season. Coincidentally, the Bulls waived Pondexter to make room for the incoming players.
Jan 31 2018
Russian team banned from Winter Paralympics, athletes to compete as neutrals
Beucher claimed the IPC had been influenced by external pressure to create a way in which Russian athletes can compete. The IPC said in a statement that "it is maintaining the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC)".
Jan 31 2018
Iranian women protest obligatory headscarf; Twitterati praise the bravery
The woman, reportedly a 31-year-old mother, broke the law by exposing her hair in public, risking arrest and fines. Women are only allowed to show their face, hands and feet in public and are supposed to wear only modest colours.
Jan 30 2018
Nokia 2 to receive Android 8.1 Oreo update soon
The penta-lens camera system on the mysterious Nokia device is reported to come in a circular form with not five, but seven holes. It would be powered by last year's Snapdragon 835 processor, at least 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, and 3,250mAh battery.
Jan 29 2018
Carrie Fisher wins Grammy Award for 'The Princess Diarist'
The Princess Diarist captured both those sides of Fisher, and so I'm really glad she took home the Grammy . We can only dream about what her acceptance speech would've been like.
Jan 29 2018
Carson Wentz ditches cane, showing progress in ACL rehab
Wentz, 25, said Friday that when he returns to the field in several months, he won't alter his playing style. He still expects to be ready for the 2018 regular-season opener in September.
Jan 29 2018
Recommendation Hold on Basic materials stock: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)
To measure price-variation, we found CRSP's volatility during a week at 10.67% and during a month it has been found around 9.56%. What do the trading volumes reveal? Volumes indicate how many shares are bought and sold over a given period of time.
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