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german social democrat leader martin schulz: coalition negotiators have achieved


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressberlin (ap) — german social democrat leader martin schulz: coalition negotiators have achieved ‘outstanding results’the associated press






after 208 days, 4 dutch parties agree on govt coalition


the hague, netherlands — after 208 days of tough negotiations, the leaders of four dutch parties agreed monday on a draft program for a new center-right coalition government under prime minister mark rutte that will likely push policies further to the right.centrist d66 leader alexander pechtold said that after years of austerity, the new government will reward voters with lower taxes."we are coming out of crisis, so we can invest, taxes can be lowered," pechtold told reporters.rutte is expected to officially unveil the program on tuesday along with the leaders of the christian democrats, the d66 party and a faith-based party, the christian union.the leaders spent a final morning checking the agreement before heading to their parliamentary offices to present it to their parties' lawmakers,






negotiators reach agreement to fund government, avoid shutdown


congressional negotiators agree to fund the u.s. government through the end of september.        






negotiators cite ‘good progress’ in nafta talks, though wide gaps remain


mexico city—negotiators working to redraw the north american free trade agreement said they made “good progress” at talks this week in mexico city, even though big gaps remain between the u.s., mexico and canada over the trump administration’s broader vision for overhauling the pact.during the fifth round of talks, negotiators said they moved closer to agreement on a range of areas like fixing continental rules for digital commerce and telecommunications. but deals remain distant on crucial issues like the regional content...






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at snail's pace, german parties inch toward coalition talks


berlin — german chancellor angela merkel's conservative union bloc and the center-left social democrats appeared thursday to be closing in on an agreement that would allow the parties to enter into formal coalition talks.heading into the final day of preliminary negotiations between the two sides, merkel was upbeat, telling reporters in berlin that "large obstacles" remained but she intended to push for new compromises."the people expect us to find solutions," she said.following a dismal result in germany's sept. 24 election, the social democrats initially vowed not to renew the "grand coalition" of germany's biggest parties. party leaders reconsidered after merkel's attempts to form a coalition with two smaller parties collapsed.germany president frank-walter steinmeier appealed to the ne






new brexit talks raise hopes but money divisions remain


brussels—british and european union negotiators started a new round of brexit talks on monday with european officials expressing hopes of progress after they were encouraged by a closely watched speech by u.k. prime minister theresa may last week. tensions remained, however, especially over a financial settlement between the u.k. and the bloc. the the two negotiators, david davis of the u.k. and michel barnier of the eu, exchanged...






german coalition talks to resume, may take several more days


berlin — talks on forming a new german government were set to resume friday after negotiators haggled deep into the previous night without resolving their differences. participants suggested that they may need several more days.germany's sept. 24 election left chancellor angela merkel's two-party conservative bloc seeking a previously untried coalition with the pro-business free democrats and the traditionally left-leaning greens. after four weeks of exploratory talks, their immediate aim now is to establish enough common ground to embark on formal coalition negotiations.the parties aimed to wrap up the talks on thursday night but, after haggling for about 15 hours, agreed to adjourn until friday. so far, they have struggled to overcome major longstanding differences, particularly on immig






german coalition negotiator urges calmer approach


berlin (ap) — a leading negotiator in talks to form germany’s next government is urging all involved to “go down a gear” after a stalemate over contentious issues was accompanied by mutual recriminations.germany’s sept. 24 election left chancellor angela merkel trying to form an untried coalition that brings together her conservative union bloc, the pro-business free democrats and the traditionally left-leaning greens.last week, negotiators began tackling thorny issues on which there are wide divisions, including immigration and climate protection, but couldn’t immediately find common ground.party leaders met sunday night to review the situation. greens co-leader katrin goering-eckardt told deutschlandfunk radio monday: “i can only advise everyone to go down a gear now. the election campai






us-led coalition strikes pro-assad forces in syria


us-led coalition aircraft on thursday struck a pro-regime convoy in syria as it headed toward a remote coalition garrison near the jordanian border, a us defense official said, afp reported.“a convoy going down the road didn’t respond to numerous ways for it to be warned off from getting too close to coalition forces in at-tanf,” the official told afp on condition of anonymity. “then there was finally a strike against the lead portion of that movement.”






german parties talk through the night, no end in sight


berlin — german chancellor angela merkel's conservative union bloc and the center-left social democrats remained locked in talks early friday in an effort to determine whether they can enter into formal negotiations over a future government.party leaders worked through the night to sound out ways of removing the differences that would allow them to renew the "grand coalition" that's governed germany for the past four years.early thursday, merkel had expressed optimism about a deal, telling reporters in berlin that "large obstacles" remained but she intended to push for new compromises."the people expect us to find solutions," she said.following a dismal result in germany's sept. 24 election, the social democrats initially vowed not to enter into another government with merkel's conservativ






airstrike by u.s.-led coalition mistakenly kills 18 allies in syria


washington—the u.s.-led military coalition battling islamic state mistakenly killed 18 of its own allies in a misdirected airstrike in syria, the u.s. military said thursday.the fighters, members of a kurdish-arab coalition allied with the u.s., were killed after providing the u.s. coalition with the wrong coordinates for the target they wanted...






syrian opposition monitors say coalition airstrikes hit school


beirut—opposition groups that monitor the syrian conflict said wednesday that coalition aircraft struck a school this week sheltering the homeless near the militant-held city of raqqa, leaving at least 33 syrians dead. one of the groups, the u.k.-based syrian observatory for human rights, described the bombing monday as a “new massacre committed by the u.s.-led coalition.”the coalition said wednesday it had “no indication”...






civilian casualties mount as coalition moves to oust isis in raqqa


syrian civilians face rising peril and increasing casualties as the u.s.-led coalition ramps up its campaign to capture the islamic state stronghold of raqqa and militants try to hold on to their dwindling territory, according to the united nations and groups that monitor the conflict.an estimated 200,000 people are trapped in raqqa and at risk from airstrikes by the coalition. those who want to try to escape the city must choose between crossing the euphrates river, a frequent target of coalition airstrikes, or...






syrian opposition calls on us to spare civilians in raqqa


beirut — a leading syrian opposition group is calling on the u.s.-led coalition to stop targeting residential areas in and around raqqa, the islamic state group's de facto capital.the syrian national coalition says it is "increasingly concerned" about civilian casualties in the campaign against the extremist group. the exiled opposition coalition is taking part in u.n.-mediated talks in geneva.the snc says it believes coalition forces were behind an airstrike that killed at least 30 civilians sheltering in a school in the countryside outside raqqa on march 21. the coalition has said it is investigating.the u.s. has provided substantial air and ground support to the kurdish-led syrian democratic forces, who are closing in on raqqa.






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russia criticizes us-led coalition over bombing of syria dam


moscow — a senior russian general has criticized the u.s.-led coalition fighting islamic state militants for allegedly targeting infrastructure — including a key dam — in territory held by the extremist group in syria.col. gen. sergei rudskoi of the military's general staff on tuesday accused the coalition of trying to "completely destroy critical infrastructure in syria and complicate post-war reconstruction as much as possible."rudskoi further claimed that coalition jets had destroyed four bridges over the euphrates river in syria and hit the tabqa dam to the west of the extremists' de facto capital of raqqa.rudskoi said that the collapse of the dam would case an "ecological catastrophe" and lead to "numerous" civilian deaths.the u.s.-led coalition says it's taking every precaution and t






closures remain at i-5 and i-8 for man threatening suicide


march 31, 2017_lakejohn gibbins / san diego union-tribunetraffic is still snarled on i-5 south as jumper on i-5 i-8 interchange. san diego police negotiators have been talking to the man since after he was first noticed on the i-5 overpass about 2:30 p.m. thursday.traffic is still snarled on i-5 south as jumper on i-5 i-8 interchange. san diego police negotiators have been talking to the man since after he was first noticed on the i-5 overpass about 2:30 p.m. thursday. (john gibbins / san diego union-tribune)






u.s.-led coalition strikes pro-assad forces in syria


the pentagon says the u.s.-led coalition fighting the islamic state group has struck what it calls pro-government forces in syria.it says tuesday's attack occurred after forces supporting syrian president bashar assad entered an area near a coalition base in southern syria with a tank, artillery, anti-aircraft weapons, other vehicles and more than 60 soldiers.a statement says the pro-assad forces ignored several coalition warnings.the pentagon statement didn't further identify the targeted forces.but in recent weeks, officials have complained about various militants refusing to leave an area near tanf, syria.the u.s. and its partners train syrian rebels there to fight is.the coalition struck similarly described forces in the area last month.






us-led coalition strikes pro-assad forces in syria


washington — the pentagon says the u.s.-led coalition fighting the islamic state group has struck what it calls pro-government forces in syria.it says tuesday's attack occurred after forces supporting syrian president bashar assad entered an area near a coalition base in southern syria with a tank, artillery, anti-aircraft weapons, other vehicles and more than 60 soldiers.a statement says the pro-assad forces ignored several coalition warnings.the pentagon statement didn't further identify the targeted forces.but in recent weeks, officials have complained about various militants refusing to leave an area near tanf, syria.the u.s. and its partners train syrian rebels there to fight is.the coalition struck similarly described forces in the area last month.






saudi-led coalition in yemen says un statement 'biased'


cairo — the saudi-led coalition fighting shiite rebels in yemen has criticized a united nations statement on civilian casualties in the war-torn country as "biased" toward the rebels.the coalition said in a thursday statement carried by the saudi news agency spa that the u.n. needs to review the humanitarian work mechanism and the competence of its employees working in yemen.earlier on thursday, the u.n. said coalition airstrikes killed 109 civilians over the past 10 days, including 68 in one day in separate airstrikes.the coalition says the statement "creates a constant state of uncertainty about the information and data on which the u.n. relies and undermines its credibility."yemen's stalemated civil war has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced 3 million and pushed the country to th






saudi-led antiterror coalition sharpens its focus


a saudi-led coalition force of 41 countries is now taking shape and has found a focus: protecting member nations against the threat from islamic state as the militant group’s strongholds in iraq and syria disintegrate.the coalition, sometimes referred to as the “muslim nato,” is expected to have its first substantive meeting over the next few months in riyadh when defense ministers from member states, from morocco to malaysia, will...






u.s.-led coalition says it shot down syrian aircraft


the u.s.-led coalition said it had, for the first time, downed a syrian plane sunday after the plane attacked u.s.-backed forces fighting islamic state in northern syria, in yet another confrontation between the two sides which until recently had avoided any contact on the complicated syrian battlefield.“the coalition does not seek to fight syrian regime, russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to...






u.s.-led coalition says it shot down syrian aircraft


the u.s.-led coalition said it had, for the first time, downed a syrian plane sunday after the plane attacked u.s.-backed forces fighting islamic state in northern syria, in yet another confrontation between the two sides which until recently had avoided any contact on the complicated syrian battlefield.“the coalition does not seek to fight syrian regime, russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to...






yemen flights canceled after coalition shuts all ports


sanaa, yemen (ap) — yemen’s national airline has canceled all flights to the country’s only two functioning airports after the saudi-led coalition battling houthi rebels announced the closure of all land, air and sea ports.the tightening of an embargo that has been in place since 2015 came after a ballistic missile fired by the houthis at an international airport on the outskirts of the saudi capital was intercepted by air defenses.yemenia airlines said monday that the coalition, which controls yemen’s airspace, had declined permission to fly out of aden and sayoun, in southern yemen.the two airports are in areas controlled by coalition allies. yemen’s main international airport, in the rebel-held capital, sanaa, has been closed since august 2016 by order of the coalition.most read stories






closures remain at i-5 and i-8 for man threatening suicide


freeway closures remained in place early friday at interstates 5 and 8 near old town where a man has been perched for many hours, threatening to jump.san diego police negotiators have been talking to the man since after he was first noticed on the i-5 overpass about 2:30 p.m. thursday.“our chief concern is public safety,” said police sgt. ray battrick. “we’ll take as long as it takes to help this person out of crisis."as of late friday morning, motorists heading south on i-5 and funneled toward the detour were backed up to clairemont.previous story: 'erratic' man threatening to jump off overpass; south i-5 closed »closures and detours in place on friday:•southbound i-5 is closed at sea world drive, with traffic being diverted to eastbound i-8 or onto rosecrans street. motorists detouring i






amnesty slams coalition's use of unguided missiles in raqqa


beirut — amnesty international says the u.s.-led coalition's reliance on unguided missiles in its raqqa campaign against islamic state group militants is resulting in a significant toll on civilians.the group also criticizes the coalition in a report thursday for failing to properly investigate reports of hundreds of civilian casualties in the campaign which began in june.amnesty sent a team to raqqa last month. it says it documented 95 civilian deaths in june and july because of the u.s.-led campaign. the team confirmed the deaths in interviews with dozens of civilians and others.coalition spokesman col. joe scrocca says the report is based on "scant information" and plays "into the hands" of is.in its three-year campaign in syria and iraq, the coalition says it can verify 624 unintention






u.s. coalition slashes isis oil revenue by more than 90%


the islamic state's oil production have been slashed to $4 million a month, down from $50 million, coalition statistics provided to usa today show.        






u.s. military says misdirected airstrike in northern syria killed 18 allied figh


the u.s. military says a misdirected airstrike this week killed 18 friendly fighters battling islamic state alongside the international coalition in northern syria.u.s. central command said thursday that coalition aircraft were given the wrong coordinates by the kurdish syrian democratic forces for a strike intended to target militants south of their stronghold in tabqa.“the coalition's deepest condolences go out to the members of the sdf and their families. the coalition is in close contact with our sdf partners who have expressed a strong desire to remain focused on the fight against isis despite this tragic incident,” central command said in a statement. “the coalition is assessing the cause of the incident and will implement appropriate safeguards to prevent similar incidents in the fu






closures remain at i-5 and i-8 for man threatening suicide


freeway closures remained in place early friday at interstates 5 and 8 near old town where a man has been perched for many hours, threatening to jump.san diego police negotiators have been talking to the man since after he was first noticed on the i-5 overpass about 2:30 p.m. thursday.“our chief concern is public safety,” said police sgt. ray battrick. “we’ll take as long as it takes to help this person out of crisis."previous story: 'erratic' man threatening to jump off overpass; south i-5 closed »closures and detours in place on friday:•southbound i-5 is closed at sea world drive, with traffic being diverted to eastbound i-8 or onto rosecrans street. motorists detouring into the midway district are finding their own way back onto south i-5.•northbound i-5 to west i-8 is closed.•commuters






saudi-led coalition carries out deadly airstrikes in yemen, rebels say


houthi rebels in yemen said airstrikes by a saudi-led military coalition near the capital wednesday killed and wounded at least 71 people, including more than 35 dead at a hotel, in the latest surge of violence in the nearly 2½-year war.there was no independent confirmation of the houthi claims. a spokesman for the coalition, which is fighting to unseat the rebels from the capital san’a and restore the internationally-backed...






russia to target u.s. and coalition aircraft over syria


moscow—russia escalated tensions with the u.s. on monday, promising to actively track u.s. and coalition aircraft over syria with air defense systems and warplanes, the country’s defense ministry said.in a statement released monday, the russian military said it would treat u.s. and coalition operating west of the euphrates rivers as “aerial targets,” but stopped short of threatening a shootdown.“in regions where the russian...






saudi-led coalition bombs airport runway in yemen’s capital


sanaa, yemen (ap) — yemeni officials say the saudi-led coalition has bombed the airport in the rebel-held capital, sanaa, damaging the runway and a ground navigation tower.they say the tuesday airstrikes will hinder the airport’s operation but that repair crews are at work. it was unclear to what extent flights will now be reduced.the u.s.-backed coalition has been at war with the shiite rebels, known as houthis, since march 2015. the coalition closed all air, land and sea ports in yemen last week in response to a rebel ballistic missile attack on riyadh.the coalition said monday it would reopen ports in areas held by allied forces. the houthis control most of northern yemen.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeksthe officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren






suicidal man jumps, but lands alive in bushes off i-5 at i-8


a man who perched on the edge of interstate 5 at interstate 8 in old town for about 21 hours jumped but landed alive in some bushes late friday morning.san diego police negotiators had been talking to the man since after he was first noticed on the i-5 overpass about 2:30 p.m. thursday.“our chief concern is public safety,” said police sgt. ray battrick. “we’ll take as long as it takes to help this person out of crisis."the freeway lanes opened about an hour later.as of late friday morning, motorists heading south on i-5 and funneled toward the detour were backed up to clairemont. the california highway patrol recommended using interstate 805 or state route 163 to go south across mission valley.previous story: 'erratic' man threatening to jump off overpass; south i-5 closed »during the 21-h






suicidal man jumps, but lands alive in bushes off i-5 at i-8


a man who perched on the edge of interstate 5 at interstate 8 in old town for about 21 hours jumped but landed alive in some bushes late friday morning.san diego police negotiators had been talking to the man since after he was first noticed on the i-5 overpass about 2:30 p.m. thursday.“our chief concern is public safety,” said police sgt. ray battrick. “we’ll take as long as it takes to help this person out of crisis."negotiators stood close to him in the last moments as the man clung to a ledge of southbound i-5 lanes, then let go about 11:30 a.m. he fell several yards, landing in bushes that broke the fall. he was placed in an ambulance and taken to a hospital.the freeway lanes opened about an hour later.as of late friday morning, motorists heading south on i-5 and funneled toward the d






russia to target u.s. and coalition aircraft over syria


moscow—russia escalated tensions with the u.s. on monday, promising to track u.s. and coalition aircraft over syria with its air defense systems and warplanes, the defense ministry said.in a statement released monday, the russian military said it would treat u.s. and coalition aircraft operating west of the euphrates rivers as “aerial targets,” but stopped short of threatening to shoot them down.“in regions where the russian...






a new computer as beautiful as a vintage apple i


by updated jan. 27, 2017 4:39 p.m. et back in the day… way back in the day, computers were diy kits, essentially just a motherboard and some instructions. in many cases, you had to build the exterior housing for the components yourself. this is how it was with the apple i, the then-fledgling company’s very first computer. the $666.66 kit included only a circuit board; it was up to you to supply the keyboard, monitor, processor, memory and nerdy aspirations. customers built cases out of whatever they had sitting around (or could cobble together using their limited carpentry skills). some used briefcases; others crafted wood boxes, like the one shown at... to read the full story, subscribe or sign in