The head of the United Nations agency for Palestinians said Friday the US decision to freeze of tens of millions of dollars in aid resulted from diplomatic disputes rather than the agency’s performance. The US State Department this week froze two planned payments worth more than $100 million to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA), with a spokeswoman saying it was linked to necessary “reform” of the agency. “I have to look at this as not related to our performance but a decision and a debate that was caught up in the aftermath of what of …read more
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country’s decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria, saying the offensive had “de facto” started with the sporadic Turkish military shelling of the area.
In Touch magazine printed its full 2011 interview with former adult film actress Stephanie Clifford on Friday.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas carried out the nation’s first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston’s “Tourniquet Killer” because of his signature murder technique on four female victims.
PARIS (AP) — U.S. oil production is booming and is forecast to top that of heavyweight Saudi Arabia and rival Russia this year, a global energy agency said Friday.
Former presidential assistant Omarosa Manigault-Newman may have taped confidential White House conversations, a new report has claimed. Ms Manigault-Newman, who recently announced her resignation, is reportedly concerned that she may become a fixture of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia. The former Apprentice star has started shopping around for lawyers, sources told the New York Daily News.
Rachel Maddow notes that while Senate Republicans struggle to avoid a government shutdown without guidance from the White House, Donald Trump plans to leave Friday afternoon for his Florida resort.
District attorney says siblings held captive in California were subject to ‘horrific’ and ‘prolonged’ abuse.
The mother of a University of Alabama student who received national scorn for her racist rants on video said she agreed with the school’s decision to expel her daughter.
India conducted a successful test of its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a nuclear-capable Agni-5, on Thursday, underscoring a potential threat to China as well as Pakistan. China is also within range of nuclear-armed North Korean missiles and Japan is mulling whether it should develop similar capabilities.