Global Media

Global Media Iraqi Forces Launch New Push Toward Mosul Old City Center
Author: 0 Iraqi Forces Launch New Push Toward Mosul Old City Center

Bad weather had stalled their advance from the south of the city. US -backed Iraqi forces began a major offensive on February 19 to remove Islamic State militants from the western section of Mosul, nearly a month after they forced militants out of the eastern part of the city.

Global Media Former PM Tony Blair 'seeking role as Donald Trump's Middle East envoy'
Author: 0 Former PM Tony Blair 'seeking role as Donald Trump's Middle East envoy'

Tony Blair is said to have met President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser at the White House last week and discussed becoming the United States envoy to the Middle East. His expertise are likely to be seen as highly useful to the fledgling and inexperienced Trump administration. He made little headway in the role and resigned from the position in 2015.

Author: 0 Pilot errors led to Shoreham air crash, says AAIB

The report found pilot Andrew Hill was flying the plane too slow and too low, and that he hadn't been properly trained to execute an escape maneuvre if the trick did not go to plan. AAIB principal inspector Julian Firth pointed out that the speed, height and thrust followed in the Hunter were "very similar" to another aircraft that the pilot had flown during displays in the run up to the Shoreham event, adding that it was possible "the pilot recalled the wrong numbers, essentially mixing up ...

Global Media Iraqi forces cut off major Mosul road in battle against Daesh
Author: 0 Iraqi forces cut off major Mosul road in battle against Daesh

US -backed Iraqi forces began a major offensive on February 19 to remove Islamic State militants from the western section of Mosul, nearly a month after they forced militants out of the eastern part of the city. Iraqi forces have yet to advance deep into west Mosul but fighting combined with privation and harsh IS rule has already pushed a growing number of civilians to flee.

Author: 0 LeBron James nearly trampled Bill Belichick during Cavaliers-Celtics game

Out of a Cavaliers timeout, Cleveland set up sharp shooter Kyle Korver for an open 3-pointer before Thomas drained his only field goal of the fourth quarter. "The best part of it was, we came in, we got together this afternoon, quickly talked about a plan of attack on both ends, and executed it", Stevens said.

Global Media China Announces 2017 Growth Target Of
Author: 0 China Announces 2017 Growth Target Of "Around 6.5%"

The increase in defence spending announced by Fu Ying, the spokesperson of China's parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), is expected to take the country's defence budget to about 1.02 trillion yuan, which is three times bigger than India's new defence budget of Dollars 53.5 billion.

Global Media Snap of Clinton reading Pence email headline goes viral
Author: 0 Snap of Clinton reading Pence email headline goes viral

Vice President Mike Pence routinely used a personal email account to conduct official - and sometimes sensitive - business while he was governor of Indiana. And in the video above, Pence himself told reporters today that there is "no comparison" between him and Clinton, saying that what he did was in "full compliance with Indiana's laws".

Global Media Republicans: Congress Will Investigate Trump's Obama Wiretapping Charge
Author: 0 Republicans: Congress Will Investigate Trump's Obama Wiretapping Charge

WASHINGTON-House Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes responded Sunday to President Donald Trump's claim that the previous administration conducted surveillance on Trump Towers. That includes any intelligence regarding links between Russian Federation and individuals associated with political campaigns. The House investigation is in addition to a probe by the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has given itself subpoena authority to look at the scope of Russian Federation ...

Global Media Families of Flight MH370 passengers aim to raise $50m to continue search
Author: 0 Families of Flight MH370 passengers aim to raise $50m to continue search

When a 60,000 sq km search was completed, he said they were told to go for another 60,000 sq km search and that was with a 99% probability. "It has been an emotional roller-coaster and there are a lot of tears". "Speaking of debris management, currently, we have a standard operating procedure by means of a MOU (memorandum of understanding) with states along the African coasts including Madagascar, Mauritius and Maldives", Liow said in his speech at the remembrance event.

Global Media United States wages secret cyber operations against North Korea missile program
Author: 0 United States wages secret cyber operations against North Korea missile program

The report details the Obama administration's efforts to lead a cyber war against North Korea's missile program, with a number of the North's military rockets later exploding or veering off course into the sea. Yet, like Mr Obama before him, Mr Trump is quickly discovering he must choose from highly imperfect options. He could open negotiations with North Korea to freeze its nuclear and missile programmes, but that would leave a looming threat in place.

Global Media Cuomo launches NY-Israel economic commission
Author: 0 Cuomo launches NY-Israel economic commission

Cuomo's trip is an effort to attract global business investment. Governor Cuomo will tour Yad Vashem with Dr. Robert Rozett, Director of the Libraries. "This trip has two purposes; number one, while some would weaken the relationship between the people of the State of NY and our Jewish brothers and sisters, the objective of this trip is to strengthen those relationships through cultural exchange, through economic development partnerships, and we'll be working on them", he said.

Global Media Donald Trump calls for probe over claims Barack Obama 'tapped his wires'
Author: 0 Donald Trump calls for probe over claims Barack Obama 'tapped his wires'

Former U.S. President Barack Obama's spokesman said the assertion being made against Mr. Obama - that he ordered the tapping of President Donald Trump's phones during last year's elections - was "simply false". The White House later issued a statement urging an investigation of pre-election surveillance of the Trump campaign, as spokesmen attempted to walk back the president's claim.

Global Media Turkish women rally behind Erdogan's referendum
Author: 0 Turkish women rally behind Erdogan's referendum

The previous day, Erdogan said Deniz Yucel, a correspondent for Germany's Die Welt newspaper who is in detention in Turkey, was a "German agent" and a "representative" of the banned Kurdish rebel group, PKK. He has been sharply criticised in western Europe for mass dismissals and arrests of suspected conspirators, from judges to journalists. "I believe that you are holding the key to victory" in the coming vote, Erdogan said.

Global Media Twelve people treated for potential chemical weapons exposure in Mosul
Author: 0 Twelve people treated for potential chemical weapons exposure in Mosul

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday five children and two women were receiving treatment for exposure to chemical agents. Defeating ISIL in Mosul would effectively wipe out the Iraqi wing of the militant group, which took over large swathes of Iraq and Syria in 2014. Amid intense fighting in recent days, the thousands of displaced have been seen arriving in areas outside IS control, many hungry and terrified after years under jihadist rule.

Global Media Time to get tough with North Korea
Author: 0 Time to get tough with North Korea

In a strong diplomatic rebuke, Malaysia had earlier ordered North Korean ambassador to Malaysia, Kang Chol, to leave the country declaring him "persona non grata". Malaysian police also have issued an arrest warrant for an employee of North Korean airline Air Koryo in connection with Kim's death, Malaysian state media reported.