Turkish troops encircled the Kurdish-held town of Afrin in northwestern Syria on Monday. On Monday, a Turkish government spokesman said the armed forces had gained control of more than half the area and vowed to clear the Afrin town of militants.
The announcement followed on the heels of Britain's order this week for 23 Russian diplomats to leave the United Kingdom because Russia was not cooperating in the case of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, both found March 4 poisoned by a nerve agent that British officials say was developed in Russia.
The Russian foreign minister on Thursday said Moscow would respond by expelling British diplomats "soon". "Time and time again, members states say they oppose the use of chemical weapons under any circumstance", said Haley. Britain's key allies closed ranks against Putin after British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats and suspended high-level contacts, among other measures.
It is Russian Federation that is in flagrant breach of global law and the Chemical Weapons Convention", it added. "We have no disagreement with the people of Russia and we continue to believe it is not in our national interest to break off all dialogue between our countries but the onus remains on the Russian state to account for their actions and to comply with their worldwide obligations", the British Foreign Office noted.
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KBS World Radio in South Korea cited speculation the two would exchange information about the forthcoming meeting between Trump and Kim . At the same time, foreign ministers Kang Kyung-wha of South Korea and Taro Kono of Japan were in Washington for talks at an under-staffed US State Department, left in turmoil by Trump's abrupt and brutal Twitter-sacking of former secretary of state Rex Tillerson.
The crisis has unravelled in the thick of Russia's presidential campaign, with Putin expected to win a fourth Kremlin term on Sunday. The Kremlin has vehemently denied it had a hand in the poisoning of its former spy in the English cathedral city of Salisbury early this month.
The Blues exited the Champions League at Barcelona on Wednesday and their final remaining trophy chance this term is the FA Cup , which resumes with Sunday's quarter-final at Leicester . The Argentina worldwide was in sensational form, scoring his 99th and 100th Champions League goals and also supplying a sublime assist for Ousmane Dembele.
Russia has will expel 23 British diplomats and introduce a range of diplomatic sanctions against the United Kingdom over its response the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, marking a new intense phase in the diplomatic crisis. "It's a great shame for the Russian people that they're closing the British Council, which has done an very bad lot to educate Russian people in English language and help them get jobs and opportunities around the world", he added.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has called on people to participate in the upcoming presidential elections even if they plan to vote against him. Prensa Latina verified that most Egyptians are confident that El Sisi will win the elections, due to his own merits during his current term and Moussa's little importance in the country's political scenario.
A former right-hand man of deceased oligarch, Boris Berezovsky, his death came just over a week after Russian spy, Sergei Skripal , and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned by a nerve agent in Salisbury. "We will always do what is necessary to defend ourselves, our allies and our values against an attack of this sort, which is an attack not only on the United Kingdom, but upon the global rules-based system on which all countries, including Russian Federation, depend for their safety and ...
The quantum of punishment will be announced on March 21, the court said. In addition, three of them were convicted under Section 120B (conspiracy) - indicating that the court was convinced that the attack was pre-planned. His lynching happened the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose to finally break his silence around the issue of cow vigilantism. Later, forensic tests confirmed that the meat he was carrying was beef.
India has been asking the Pakistan government to lift the censorship for months now, sources said. India had also invited Pakistan to participate in the meeting which was confirmed by Pakistan's Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik earlier in February.
Paul says Haspel's previous role in a Central Intelligence Agency torture program in Thailand should disqualify her for the post. The sudden firing of the top US diplomat, who has had disagreements with his boss, shocked the world, particularly ahead of a historic summit between the leaders of the USA and North Korea expected to take place in May to discuss denuclearization.
The escalating global scandal is unfolding as Skripal and his daughter remain in critical condition after exposure to the Soviet-designed chemical Novichok on March 4 in the English city of Salisbury. Russian Federation has said it will reply in kind. The leaders of UK, France, Germany and the United States said yesterday there was "no plausible alternative explanation" for the use of the Soviet-designed nerve agent.
British police said Friday that he died from compression to the neck and opened a murder investigation. In a rare joint statement, May and U.S. President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said "there is no plausible alternative explanation" to Russian responsibility for the poisoning.
President Donald Trump signed into law a bill opening travel and diplomacy with Taiwan, something China warned against. The move adds to strains between the two countries over trade, as Trump has enacted tariffs and called for China to reduce its huge trade imbalance with the United States, even while Washington has leaned on Beijing to help resolve tensions with North Korea.
In fact, although it is a poor reflection on me, I have never read any of Hawking's work. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. That view saddens me, coming from such an inspiring figure. Many have developed a passion for science because of him and his work. It is not good enough that a website dedicated to the Vedas makes this claim.
North Korea has not made an official comment regarding potential talks since President Trump said he would meet with Kim. One country could be key in facilitating talks between the US and North Korea: Sweden. Lofven on March 15 said Sweden was "ready to" play a role if asked. North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho was supposed to leave the country Friday.
Like Xi's re-election, Wang's appointment was no surprise as he enjoys the President's patronage. "The office provides a legitimization for the position of viceroy in its literal meaning as someone who stands in for the king". The Trump administration has already placed tariffs on solar panels and washing machines, is set to impose them on steel and aluminum and is putting together a package of tariffs on at least an annual $30 billion of Chinese imports.