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June 27, 2018 5:40 PM Global chemical weapons watchdog gets authority to assign blame for illegal attacks

BRUSSELS — Member nations of the global chemical weapons watchdog voted Wednesday to give the organization the authority to apportion blame for illegal attacks, expanding its powers following a bitter dispute pitting between Britain and its western allies against Russia and Syria. The 82-24 vote provided the necessary two-thirds majority to enlarge the purview 14

June 13, 2018 4:52 PM Chemical watchdog says Sarin, chlorine likely used in Syria

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The global chemical weapons watchdog says the nerve agent sarin and toxic chemical chlorine were “very likely” used as weapons in two attacks in central Syria in late March 2017. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Wednesday that its Fact-Finding Mission probing alleged attacks in Syria found that “sarin 8

June 6, 2018 6:19 PM U.S. lawmakers want Trump to report on North Korea nuclear program

Some members of Congress worry Trump will concede too much in his eagerness for a deal Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require the Trump administration to provide a detailed report on North Korea's nuclear program to set a "baseline" for progress on talks with Pyongyang 38

June 1, 2018 12:16 PM Trump says summit with Kim Jong Un is back on

After the meeting, Trump posed for photos with Kim Yong Chol outside the Oval Office, and they talked amiably at Kim’s black SUV before he was driven away. Trump told reporters he hadn’t yet read the letter from the North Korean leader and added with a smile, “I may be in for a big surprise, folks.” But minutes earlier, he had described the note as “a very interesting 12

May 22, 2018 8:19 PM Quebec City mosque head urges ban on assault weapons in gun control legislation

OTTAWA—The president of Quebec City’s Islamic Cultural Centre appealed to a parliamentary committee Tuesday to include a ban on assault weapons in proposed gun control legislation. “Please, please. Help us, help us and help society so that this type of assault weapon, of war, is no longer in this country,” Boufeldja Benabdallah said. “It’s for the good of all society 12

May 21, 2018 8:18 PM School shooting that left 10 dead may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public. The state hosted the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting two weeks ago. And until Monday, the governor’s re-election website was raffling off a shotgun. Guns are so hard-wired into Texas culture that last week’s deadly rampage at Santa 17

May 18, 2018 11:50 AM Paul Bernardo to appear in court on weapons charge

Convicted killer Paul Bernardo is scheduled to make a court appearance in Napanee, Ont., today via video from prison. He is charged with one count of possession of a weapon and this will be his third court date on the matter when he steps before a camera at the maximum-security Millhaven Institution. Bernardo, one of Canada’s most infamous killers, was arrested 21

May 17, 2018 3:43 PM Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna accused of assaulting a woman, court documents show

Osuna, 23, ordered to stay away from woman he allegedly assaulted as part of release conditions Court documents obtained by CBC Toronto provide more details about Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna's assault charge. The 23-year-old pitcher was arrested and charged with assault May 8 before being released. Court records reveal Osuna is accused of assaulting 30

May 16, 2018 12:02 PM Chlorine likely used in Syrian town of Saraqeb, watchdog says

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS—The international chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday that chlorine was likely used as a weapon in the Syrian town of Saraqeb in early February, the latest report of poison gas being unleashed in Syria’s civil war. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) released details of a report into the chlorine 19

May 10, 2018 7:26 PM Israel bombards Iranian military positions in Syria

Israel and Iran have long fought each other through proxies, but U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal earlier this week has emboldened Israel to make a direct attack. In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said “the Iranian regime’s deployment into Syria of offensive rocket and missile systems 17