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Aleppo: Where children die but the world does nothing featured BR


Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a chief adolescent at the Council on Foreign Relations and columnist of The New York Times best-seller Ashley s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield. The opinions bidding in this annotation are hers. If you anticipate bags of Yazidis ashore on a abundance is terrible, delay until Aleppo falls. Those words came from an Obama administering official focused on Syria policy. Back in 2014.Right now the apple is watching the metastasizing altruistic accident accepted as the Syrian civilian war disentangle in absolute time. But this adversity should abruptness no one: It is the accustomed aftereffect of a alternation of activity decisions that led to the accepted adept standoff. Footfall by step, altruistic admission has been angry into a weapon. As an aid artisan with the All-embracing Rescue Committee told me aftermost month, the actual attributes of altruistic admission has about been redefined in Syria. The Syrian civilian war has laid bald a abundant deal, including the world s abhorrence to arbitrate to stop civilians from actuality dead in their beds and on their streets in a battle that has affianced them bottomward in their homes. Every time those abutting to the war anticipate things accept sunk as atrociously low as apprehensible — from bombing convoys to craving towns — things get alike worse. Before, back Aleppo was actuality bombarded by the regime, bodies acclimated to go to the basement to hide, says Kholoud Helmi, a architect of the Syrian underground bi-weekly Enab Baladi. Recently the administering is application missiles that can ability bottomward into the basement. One of Helmi s accompany in Aleppo said that he acclimated to acquaint his accouchement they could not go into the streets to comedy with added kids because he feared he would accept to shuttle them bottomward to the basement to escape the bombardments at any moment. Since the missiles are actuality acclimated to dig bottomward and again annihilate in basements, he is absolution his kids go comedy in the streets because he wants them to go accept fun because they are activity to die in a minute, Helmi says. At any minute a missile is activity to hit them either in the artery or in the basement. The bearings is abhorrent and bodies are dying in ample numbers in Aleppo and no one is demography any added steps. For abounding of those in the United States who accept formed on Syria activity for years, the cutting faculty of annoyance has fabricated the activity about absurd to watch, in allotment because of its predictability. The apparition of the Iraq War looms ample in Washington, but the catechism is what acquaint has it offered? What is afterwards catechism is that the battle has prevented the Obama administering from committing abiding assets to endlessly the carnage. Officials in Washington who for years argued for greater activity could never prove the counterfactual: that added American activity would accomplish things on the arena in Syria better, not worse. And so the cachet quo prevailed. And that cachet quo was to do little to abode the conflict s basis causes, but a abundant accord to armamentarium advice for refugees who were adversity the war s effects. Meanwhile, the annihilation has continued. And we accept accomplished the moment the administering official and I batten of two years ago: the annoy of Aleppo, the abode to which so abounding Syrians had fled gluttonous assurance during the aftermost years of battle afterwards actuality affected to abscond added towns and cities throughout the country.The United Nations already batten of a albatross to protect. In 2009 it said that in the face of war crimes, back a accompaniment was manifestly failing to assure its population, again the all-embracing association was able to booty aggregate activity in a timely and absolute manner. Yet there is annihilation either appropriate or absolute about the world s access to Syria, which has become the amphitheater in which all-around and bounded actors accompany their own goals, with Syrian mothers and fathers trapped in cities beneath advance advantageous the price. But this allotment is not about dueling political aims; it is about aggregate ache of those on the arena and an all-embracing association that has bootless them.What is activity in Aleppo like now? Bombing in apparent sight. Hospitals ashamed beneath the weight of the afflicted and the dying. Food and baptize food dwindling. Medical food bound to about nothing, abrogation anesthesia abreast absent and babies dying afterwards activity ventilators on the bedraggled floors of the few afflicted accessories that abide standing.And all of it is accident in absolute time as the hell of the city s activity and afterlife is captured on amusing media and aggregate with the world. Alone the apple seems to accept chock-full watching. And the all-embracing association is now apparent to be barren in the face of what the British agent to the United Nations termed war crimes. German Chancellor Angela Merkel now wants to see a armistice as she speaks of a battery that is very, actual barbarous and acutely targeting civilians. But alike Merkel says she is skeptical that in the accepted bearings we can accomplish an actual no-fly zone; it acutely now is up to the Assad administering and additionally Russia to booty a footfall to advance the affairs for a armistice and altruistic aid. That has been the arrangement for years, alone now the afterlife assessment is growing alike college and the barbarism, to adduce Samantha Power, the US agent to the United Nations, has developed added bold. For those on the arena in Aleppo and added areas beneath siege, it is bright that no one is able to stop the annihilation anybody can see and abounding had predicted. The pictures may be on phones and screens aural accessible reach, but a band-aid to catastrophe the activity charcoal abundant added away. Most of us, we don t appetite to lose hope, but in the end if you attending at the bearings it is hopeless, and you can t do anything, so we are aloof watching, Helmi says from her home in southern Turkey, area she was affected to abscond afterwards accompany and adolescent aborigine reporters were bedfast and killed. People are dying and the bearings is accepting worse and worse. With no end in sight. And no plan to advice those accouchement in Aleppo from adverse afterlife the abutting time they go alfresco to comedy on their streets.

White House strikes reference to Jerusalem Israel


Washington In Middle East diplomacy, alike the aboriginal errors can backpack weight.Mindful of the accurate balance, the White House antiseptic an official archetype Friday of Admiral Barack Obama s animadversion at Shimon Peres burial that listed his area as Jerusalem, Israel. Official US action has larboard the cachet of Jerusalem for final accord negotiations amid the Israelis and Palestinians, who both affirmation the city. In beforehand advisories and columnist releases about Obama s last-minute cruise to the country, Jerusalem was accounting afterwards a country afterwards the city s name.The antecedent archetype of Obama s remarks, which listed Jerusalem, Israel, was beatific Friday morning, anon afterwards Obama ancient Tel Aviv afterwards his six-hour visit. On Friday afternoon, a adaptation labeled corrected was beatific with the chat Israel addled through with a line.The blank was an adverse bleep during an contrarily outsized affectation of claimed address in Israel. Obama fabricated the attenuate accommodation to fly 10 hours for Peres burial based on his abysmal claimed amore for the above Israeli president, who committed abundant of his activity attempting to advance accord in his country.

Paris Motor Show goes electric


Mercedes creates a new band of electric cartage Electric cars are accepting a moment in Paris. Several automakers apparent constituent cars at this week s Paris Motor Show, some of which will hit the bazaar absolute soon. Others won t be on the bazaar for a few years, but still appearance manufacturers accept that EVs are on the bend of acceptable austere business. Volkswagen: The aggregation apparent a abstraction car alleged the I.D., which is accepted to go on auction in 2020, VW projects that it will amount about as abundant as a accurately able Volkswagen Golf diesel, about $30,000. The I.D. is accepted to accept a active ambit about amid 250 and 375 miles, according to VW. Renault: The French automaker debuted a redesigned adaptation of its Zoe electric car that it says can go 300 kilometers, or about 186 miles, on a distinct charge. The redesigned adaptation of Renault s Zoe electric car. That puts it in the aforementioned alliance as cars like the accessible Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla s Archetypal 3. Prices for the Zoe alpha at about $29,000, but the array has to be busy separately. Opel: General Motor s European division, Opel, appear the Ampera-e. This is about Opel s adaptation of the Chevrolet Bolt — an affordable constituent car that can go 238 afar on a charge, according to the U.S. EPA. The Ampera-e will alike be congenital in the aforementioned Michigan branch as the Bolt. The Ampera-e is accepted to go into assembly abutting spring, but no appraisement has been announced. The Opel Ampera-e is accepted to go on auction in the Spring. Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Benz s Generation EQ abstraction is a absolutely electric SUV that s apparently years from absolute production. But it will be built, according to Mercedes. In fact, it s the aboriginal in a accomplished new electric car sub-brand to be alleged Mercedes-EQ. Mercedes admiral won t say back the aboriginal Mercedes-EQ models will go on sale, but they did say that they apprehend electric cartage to accomplish up as abundant as 20% of Mercedes s common sales by by 2025. The Mercedes Generation EQ is allotment of the automaker s new electric sub-brand. Smart: At the aforementioned columnist conference, Mercedes s accumulated relative, Smart, appear the new Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, which, it says, is the aboriginal electric car accessible as a convertible. The ForTwo ED will be accessible in the United States by the end of this year. A four-door model, the Smart ForFour Electric Drive, will additionally be accessible in Europe. The Smart Fortwo Cabriolet Electric Drive is the alone electric converitble on the market. (Paris) Aboriginal appear October 1, 2016: 11:07 AM ET

Clinton campaign downplays remarks on nuclear policy


Hillary Clinton s attack is downplaying afraid audio in which she bidding agnosticism about whether the United States should go advanced with a $1 abundance plan to improve its nuclear forces.The audio — acquired by the Free Beacon, which said it came from a afraid attack agents affiliate — was after appear by The New York Times. The animadversion were fabricated at a fundraiser in February. The aftermost affair we need, she told the audience, are adult cruise missiles that are nuclear-armed. The animadversion put her at allowance with the Obama administration, which has requested ample increases in nuclear weapons programs at the Defense and Energy Departments, according to the Accoutrements Ascendancy Association, a detached accumulation that monitors accoutrements ascendancy policies. Three absolute estimates put the accepted absolute amount of modernizing the US nuclear armament over the abutting 30 years at as abundant as $1 trillion, the affiliation said.Aides are pointing to contempo comments area Clinton has about said that she is for re-evaluating nuclear addition and say that Clinton is in favor of administering a analysis of the nation s nuclear armament to actuate the best way forward.Trump demands Obama affiance not to absolution Clinton We ll accomplish a renewed advance to abate the world s nuclear weapons, because that does accomplish us all safe, Clinton said to the American Legion in August. One of the aboriginal things I will do as admiral is to alarm for a new nuclear aspect review. We accept to accomplish abiding that America s armory is able to accommodated approaching threats. Clinton additionally said in January that she may argue a plan by the Obama administering to amend the country s nuclear forces.After a assemblage in Iowa, a announcer asked Clinton, Do you argue affairs to absorb a abundance dollars on an absolute new bearing of nuclear weapons systems that will adorn the aggressive contractors and set off a new all-around accoutrements race? Clinton responded, Yeah I ve heard about that. I m activity to attending into that. That doesn t accomplish faculty to me.

Gingrich rebukes Trump for late-night Twitter rant


Washington Above House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a top accessory of Donald Trump, criticized the GOP appointee Friday night for his brief Twitter binge adjoin Hillary Clinton and her campaign. You can t cheep at 3 o clock in the morning. Period. There s no excuse. Ever. Not if you re activity to be admiral of the United States, Gingrich told Fox News Sean Hannity. What Trump has got to understand, he s got to sing either, I got to be me or he s got to adjustment a new song, I ve got to be President. They re not the aforementioned song. He s got to become abundant added disciplined, Gingrich said about Trump s behavior. For a while there, I anticipation he had absolutely angry a corner. This aftermost week, I anticipate has been, frankly, a absent week. A anniversary which has aching him. Which has annoyed his own supporters. Trump s anniversary began with a broadly criticized achievement at Monday s debate, which led to a dip in poll numbers. His bluster aboriginal Friday morning accurately focused on Alicia Machado, a above Miss Universe whom Trump has criticized about her weight accretion in the 1990s. Machado is now a awful arresting agent for Clinton, and the altercation threatens to abuse Trump s continuing alike added with groups with which he has already struggled: women and Hispanics.This isn t the aboriginal time Gingrich — already floated as a accessible active acquaintance for Trump — has criticized Trump. After Trump accused U.S. District Adjudicator Gonzalo Curiel, who was administering a accusation involving Trump University, of bent because of his Mexican heritage, Gingrich alleged him out.Donald Trump: Newt Gingrich s criticism of adjudicator animadversion inappropriate In an account with the Washington Post, Gingrich said, I don t apperceive what Trump s acumen was, and I don t care. His description of the adjudicator in agreement of his ancestor is absolutely unacceptable. And on Fox News Sunday, he said that it was one of the affliction mistakes Trump has made, adding: I anticipate it s inexcusable. s Travis Sattiewhite contributed to this report.

Rubio Heck assist with car crash in West Virginia


Washington Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Joe Heck, two Republicans in two key Senate races, pulled over Thursday night traveling aback from an blow to advice with the after-effects of a multi-car crash.Rubio, of Florida, and Heck, who represents Nevada s 3rd aldermanic commune and is a action surgeon, were active to their auberge in Wheeling, West Virginia, back they witnessed a semi-truck headed westbound back he absent control, went beyond the average and hit three cars, according to WTRF. The two helped the victims until aboriginal responders accustomed and provided advice to authorities, according to Rubio s attack office. One of the victims, articular by WTRF as a 62-year-old man, died as a aftereffect of his injuries. Jeanette and I accelerate our prayers and condolences to the ancestors of the alone who tragically absent their activity in Thursday night s blow in West Virginia, Rubio said in a statement. I appetite to acknowledge all of the aboriginal responders who accustomed bound and did their jobs with abrupt professionalism. Please accompany me in praying for all those affected. Lisa and I appetite to accompany the Rubios in alms prayers and condolences to those afflicted and ambition a accelerated accretion to the injured, Heck said in a statement. As always, we accept abundant account for the aboriginal responders who handle such cases every day.

Seychelles: US sisters died of excess fluid in lungs featured BR


Two American sisters begin above in their resort in the Seychelles died of balance aqueous in their lungs, according to authorities in the island nation off Africa s east coast. Autopsies performed Wednesday showed Robin Korkki, 42, of Chicago, and Anne Korkki, 37, of Denver, died from astute pulmonary edema, or aqueous in the lungs, badge told the Seychelles Account Agency.Cerebral endema, or balance aqueous in the brain, additionally contributed to Anne Korkki s death, the account bureau reported. No account was offered for the aqueous body up in the women s lungs. No arresting injuriesResort administration apparent the women above September 22 in their villa, Seychelles badge agent Jean Toussaint said. No arresting signs of injuries were begin on the bodies, he said.The sisters were blockage at the Maia resort on Seychelles capital island, Mahe.Seychelles authorities contacted the US Embassy, Toussaint said. He beneath to accommodate added information, citation aloofness and advancing investigations. Calls to the US Embassy in the Seychelles went unanswered. This isn t happening Worried ancestors in the sisters built-in Minnesota are gluttonous answers. In Minneapolis, their brother told a bi-weekly that the ancestors is accepting no advice on the case. Some ancestors associates accept catholic to the Seychelles to accumulate capacity and accompany the sisters bodies home. At this point, the alone capacity we apperceive are the accessories aerial about online, Chris Korkki told the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune this week. Two things accumulate activity through my mind: This isn t happening, and we aloof appetite answers. He said his sisters were advantageous and adventurous, and admired to experience activity to the fullest. They had been announcement photos on amusing media assuming them pond and accepting fun while on the vacation.Anne Korkki confused to Denver aftermost year and formed for JP Morgan Chase, the brother told associate KCNC.Robin Korkki formed as a bolt banker in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reported.Popular destinationThe Seychelles is a accepted day-tripper destination because of its aboriginal beaches, balmy baptize and apricot reefs. The Korkki sisters were blockage in Mahe, one of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean nation. They accustomed in the Seychelles on September 15 and were due to leave September 24, two canicule afterwards they were begin dead, Toussaint said.

Seychelles: US sisters died of excess fluid in lungs


Two American sisters begin above in their resort in the Seychelles died of balance aqueous in their lungs, according to authorities in the island nation off Africa s east coast. Autopsies performed Wednesday showed Robin Korkki, 42, of Chicago, and Anne Korkki, 37, of Denver, died from astute pulmonary edema, or aqueous in the lungs, badge told the Seychelles Account Agency.Cerebral endema, or balance aqueous in the brain, additionally contributed to Anne Korkki s death, the account bureau reported. No account was offered for the aqueous body up in the women s lungs. No arresting injuriesResort administration apparent the women above September 22 in their villa, Seychelles badge agent Jean Toussaint said. No arresting signs of injuries were begin on the bodies, he said.The sisters were blockage at the Maia resort on Seychelles capital island, Mahe.Seychelles authorities contacted the US Embassy, Toussaint said. He beneath to accommodate added information, citation aloofness and advancing investigations. Calls to the US Embassy in the Seychelles went unanswered. This isn t happening Worried ancestors in the sisters built-in Minnesota are gluttonous answers. In Minneapolis, their brother told a bi-weekly that the ancestors is accepting no advice on the case. Some ancestors associates accept catholic to the Seychelles to accumulate capacity and accompany the sisters bodies home. At this point, the alone capacity we apperceive are the accessories aerial about online, Chris Korkki told the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune this week. Two things accumulate activity through my mind: This isn t happening, and we aloof appetite answers. He said his sisters were advantageous and adventurous, and admired to experience activity to the fullest. They had been announcement photos on amusing media assuming them pond and accepting fun while on the vacation.Anne Korkki confused to Denver aftermost year and formed for JP Morgan Chase, the brother told associate KCNC.Robin Korkki formed as a bolt banker in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reported.Popular destinationThe Seychelles is a accepted day-tripper destination because of its aboriginal beaches, balmy baptize and apricot reefs. The Korkki sisters were blockage in Mahe, one of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean nation. They accustomed in the Seychelles on September 15 and were due to leave September 24, two canicule afterwards they were begin dead, Toussaint said.