Russia, Iran, Turkey agree on controversial 'de-escalation zones' in Syria

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree on controversial 'de-escalation zones' in Syria

Posted May 05, 2017 09:36:28 Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed to establish “de-escalation zones” in Syria, signing on to a controversial Russian plan under which President Bashar al-Assad’s air force would halt flights over designated areas across the war-torn country. Key points: Opposition slams Iran’s inclusion in the plan saying “the killer cannot be the rescuer” UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura praises the plan as a “step in the right direction” US State Department appreciates peace efforts but is “cautious” about Iran The agreement — which a Russian…

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Steve Bannon keeps a giant whiteboard of Donald Trump's promises

Steve Bannon keeps a giant whiteboard of Donald Trump's promises

Updated May 04, 2017 22:06:23 Photo: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach poses with White House Chief Strategist Steven Bannon. (Twitter: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach) Related Story: Bannon: The man behind Trump’s immigration ban Related Story: Controversial Trump adviser Bannon dropped from National Security Council A photo posted to Twitter has given an insight into the office of White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon. The picture, posted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, shows the Rabbi and Mr Bannon standing in front of a whiteboard with a list of promises made by US President Donald Trump….

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Federal MP laughed so hard at Veep he choked, got a black eye

Federal MP laughed so hard at Veep he choked, got a black eye

Updated May 04, 2017 20:28:18 The stars of United States political satire Veep are in disbelief that Australian MP Graham Perrett choked on his dinner and gave himself a black eye while watching the TV show. The Queensland Labor MP was eating dinner while watching the show, before he started laughing — and then choking — on some rice, The Australian’s Strewth column reported. Mr Perrett then fell over and knocked himself unconscious, receiving a black eye in the process. Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus had trouble believing it when it…

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Nicholson Rd closed after three-car crash

Nicholson Rd closed after three-car crash

 A MAN is trapped in his vehicle after a serious three-car crash in Perth’s south. The cars collided on Nicholson Road at the intersection of Peters Way in Oakford just before 6pm. Firefighters are working to free the man, by cutting away his driver’s side door and front dash. It’s believed the man has suffered a broken leg in the crash, while the other two drivers received minor injuries. Nicholson Road is expected to remain closed until at least 7.30pm with detours in place at the scene. Source link

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US House passes bill to replace Obamacare

US House passes bill to replace Obamacare

The bill now heads to the Senate where it faces daunting challenges because of the same ideological splits between conservative and moderate Republicans that nearly killed it in the House. Trump said he is confident the bill will pass the Senate, calling Obamacare “essentially dead.” “This is a great plan. I actually think it will get even better. This is a repeal and replace of Obamacare. Make no mistake about it,” Trump said at a celebratory White House appearance with House Republicans. After a dramatic week of negotiations, lobbying from…

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