Macron offers refuge in France to U.S. scientists, entrepreneurs
Saturday, February 04
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called on
U.S. scientists, academics and entrepreneurs at odds with Donald Trump's
administration to move to France. Read More
U.S.-backed Syrian force in new phase of Raqqa assault
Rodi Said and Tom Perry RAQQA PROVINCE, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - An
alliance of U.S.-backed militias started a new phase of its campaign
against the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa on Saturday, aiming to
complete its encirclement and sever the road to militant strongholds in
Deir al-Zor province. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said in a
statement the action was being undertaken with "increasing support from
the (U.S.-led) international coalition forces" through both air strikes
and backing from coalition special forces on the ground. The SDF, which
includes the powerful Kurdish YPG militia, launched its multi-phased
campaign in November aimed at encircling and ultimately capturing Raqqa.
US Defends Release of 10-Year-Old Video Seized in Yemen Raid
It's rare for military to release material from an intelligence-gathering raid.
Girl, 15, Who Skipped School to Have Sex With Friend's Dad Says It Was a Mistake: 'It's Illegal for a Reason'
Waskow, 15, was thought to have been kidnapped after she disappeared
from her parents' Georgia home on December 4, authorities said.