In The News Today: Vladimir Putin Withdraws Russian Troops From Syria, ‘The Good Wife’s’ Chris Noth Joins ‘Tyrant,’ & More
President Putin withdraws Russian troops from Syria.
During a phone conversation with President of Syria Bashar al-Assad, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that they discussed the implementation of what had been agreed upon between the U.S. and Russia with regards to the “cessation of hostilities in Syria.” President Putin says that its Russian Armed Forces have already fulfilled its “main mission” in the country.
Hence, they have now agreed to a timetable with regards to the withdrawal of the Aerospace Forces’ in Syria. Nonetheless, President Putin also stressed that Russia will still maintain an aviation support center in the country in order to “monitor compliance with the ceasefire.”
U.S. and coalition forces continue to strike ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
According to the Pentagon, Operation Inherent Resolve continues to strike ISIS targets in both Syria and Iraq. Four strikes had recently been conducted in Syria while 11 were done in Iraq. Among those destroyed were the Islamic State’s tactical units, bunkers, vehicles, fighting positions, bulldozer and rocket rails.
Sarah Palin’s husband seriously hurt after a snowmobile accident.
Todd Palin has been seriously injured following a snowmobile accident in Alaska on Monday. According to The Guardian, the former governor of Alaska was supposed to make an appearance in the Trump campaign on Monday morning, but cancelled. Later in the day, however, Sarah took to the stage where she informed the crowd that her husband was in intensive care. According to the former governor, her husband is currently recovering.
U.S. enhances partnership with Israel for cyber defense.
The Pentagon says that Defense Secretary Ash Carter has met with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and came to an agreement with regard to “increased cooperation’ when it comes to enhancing the cyber defense capabilities of both U.S. and Israel. During Yaalon’s visit to Washington, the two also discussed about strengthening their partnership on regional security.
McClendon had been driving at 88mph before his fatal crash.
Oklahoma City police has now determined that former chief executive of Chesapeake Energy Corp Aubrey McClendon had been driving at approximately 88 mph (142 km/h) before he slammed into a bridge and died. According to a report from Reuters, Oklahoma Police Chief Bill City also explained that the former executive had been driving above the 50mph speed limit before colliding with the bridge, causing his vehicle to rotate seven feet counter-clockwise.
McClendon’s accident came less than a day after he had been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges of violating antitrust rules by rigging bids for land. The former Chesapeake executive had denied the charges.
“The Good Wife’s” Chris Noth to become a “Tyrant” season regular.
While “The Good Wife” continues to film its final season, it seems Chris Noth has also managed to secure a new show to call home. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, he’ll be joining the cast of FX’s drama “Tyrant” for its third season. He will play the role of William Cogswell, an American general had been summarily transferred out of Abbudin and makes a return to that country when Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) assumes the provisional presidency.