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US: Syria is burning bodies to hide proof of mass killings

WASHINGTON/May 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The United States accused Syria on Monday of executing thousands of imprisoned political opponents and burning their bodies in a crematorium to hide the evidence. The allegation could test the Trump administration’s willingness to respond to atrocities, other than chemical weapons attacks, that it blames on President Bashar Assad’s government. … Continue reading US: Syria is burning bodies to hide proof of mass killings

AP source: Yates to testify on warning White House on Flynn

WASHINGTON/May 2, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is expected to testify to Congress next week that she expressed alarm to the White House about President Donald Trump’s national security adviser’s contacts with the Russian ambassador, which could contradict how the administration has characterized her counsel. Yates is expected to recount in … Continue reading AP source: Yates to testify on warning White House on Flynn

North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in massive parade

PYONGYANG, North Korea/April 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display in central Pyongyang on Saturday, with ruler Kim Jong Un looking on with delight as his nation flaunted its increasingly sophisticated military hardware amid rising regional tensions. Kim did not speak during the annual parade, which … Continue reading North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in massive parade

Afghan official: Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94

KABUL, Afghanistan/April 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The number of militants killed in an attack by the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has risen to 94, an Afghan official said Saturday. Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, said the number of Islamic State group dead was up … Continue reading Afghan official: Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94

CIA director takes negative tone on group Trump has praised

WASHINGTON/April 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo has denounced the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks as a “hostile intelligence service” and a threat to U.S. national security, a condemnation that differed sharply from President Donald Trump’s past praise of the organization. In his first public speech since becoming taking over the CIA, the former Republican … Continue reading CIA director takes negative tone on group Trump has praised

US stock indexes post modest losses; bond yields slump

April 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Industrial and materials companies led U.S. stocks modestly lower Wednesday on another day of subdued trading ahead of the long Easter holiday weekend. The slide marked the second decline in a row for the stock market, extending its losses for the month. Energy stocks also fell as oil prices snapped a … Continue reading US stock indexes post modest losses; bond yields slump

Stocks subdued, gold rises as investors eye global risks

HONG KONG/April 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Stock markets were subdued and the price of oil and gold rose Wednesday as geopolitical risks kept investors on edge ahead of a long weekend. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 gained 0.2 percent to 5,113 and Germany’s DAX added 0.1 percent to 12,150. Britain’s FTSE 100 fell … Continue reading Stocks subdued, gold rises as investors eye global risks

Report: US sought to monitor Trump adviser last summer

WASHINGTON/April 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of Carter Page, an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, because the government had reason to believe Page was acting as a Russian agent, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Page is among the Trump associates under scrutiny as … Continue reading Report: US sought to monitor Trump adviser last summer