A military operation would be a big deal for Macron, his first military action as president, at a time of heightened domestic tensions over labor law changes.
Some MPs have backed Britain acting against Syria, warning that the use of chemical weapons was in breach of worldwide law and could not be allowed to go unpunished.
The council has already failed to agree on a response to the attack in three votes and has been deadlocked throughout the Syrian civil war.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that such an attack could spin out of control, suggesting caution in advance of a decision on how to respond to an attack against civilians last weekend that USA officials are increasingly certain involved the use of banned chemical weapons.
He said the U.S. is trying to get an inspection team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to the site of the alleged attack.
President Trump announces strikes on Syria
Trump said Assad's recent attack was a fallout of Russia's "failure" to keep the promise of eliminating Syria's chemical weapons. Russia's ambassador to the United States said Moscow had warned that "such actions will not be left without consequences".
Earlier on Wednesday, May said all the indications were that the Syrian authorities were responsible for the attack in the town of Douma and that such assaults could not go unchallenged.
May told her senior ministers on Thursday that the attack in Douma showed a "deeply concerning" erosion of worldwide legal norms barring the use of chemical weapons.
In London, British Prime Minister Theresa May held an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss support for USA action against the Syrian regime.
France already has some 1,100 troops involved in its Operation Chammal, created in 2014 to fight Islamic State extremists in Iraq and extended in 2015 to Syria, as part of the USA -led coalition.
A YouGov poll in The Times conducted this week found that 43 percent of voters oppose strikes in Syria, with 34 percent unsure and only 22 percent supportive. The Downing Street statement did not mention parliament, and a spokeswoman did not comment on those reports. May isn't legally required to do that, though it has become conventional since the 2003 invasion of Iraq for lawmakers to be given the chance to vote before British forces are deployed.
Names of destructive 2017 storms retired
The retired names will be replaced by Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel and will make their debut during the 2023 hurricane season. The practice of naming Atlantic hurricanes dates back to the 1950s, though only female names were used between 1953 and 1978.
British lawmakers voted down taking military action against Damascus in 2013, in what was widely viewed as an assertion of parliamentary sovereignty on the use of force.
Corbyn has said any action in Syria should be put to a parliamentary vote.
Although Mattis noted the risks of military action, he emphasized that Syria's use of chemical weapons should not be tolerated.
Britain has been launching air strikes in Syria from its military base in Cyprus, but only against targets linked to the Islamic State militant group.
"What we've got here in Syria is a choice between monsters on the one hand and maniacs on the other", Julian Lewis, the chairman of the House of Commons defence committee, told the BBC.
FIFA ready for World Cup VAR controversy
Poland were the biggest losers amongst the top 10 ranked teams as they lost four places to drop down to 10th. It would involve new global tournaments and a sport less dominated by Europe.
The fire, which the spokesperson said appears to have started in the garage, was first reported on Twitter at 5:08 p.m. Fire scene investigators were on the scene Friday afternoon, although they had not yet determined a cause.
China's trade surplus with the United States grew 13 percent year on year to 1.87 trillion yuan last year, data showed. Trump predicted, hailing the speech in which Xi renewed a commitment to lower vehicle import tariffs.
City are 13 points clear at the top with six matches to play and could be confirmed as champions this weekend. We can not forget he was one month injured". "We can not forget he was two months injured.
As mentioned, the new update will also let you play as those loveable (?) scamps the Ewoks in a new limited-time mode, Ewok Hunt . Moreover, it now allows players to purchase appearance-related items with Crystals and/or Credits.
He previously served as a US attorney for the Southern District of NY , and the USA deputy attorney general in the George W. Mrs Clinton's supporters believed that the investigation was politically motivated and aided Mr Trump's campaign.
Do you believe that gay sex is a perversion?' He says the list of actions the administration has taken is "long". In addition to homosexuality, Booker also grilled Pompeo on his perspective of Muslim Americans.
He said he's not a regular lottery player, but chose to play after talking to a coworker about how they'd retire if they won. Mega Millions can be played in 44 U.S. states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S.
Online classifieds site Backpage.com made $500 million from displaying prostitution advertisements, prosecutors said Monday. The bill would also enable state and local authorities to prosecute websites that break federal sex trafficking laws.
Tony Wolters hit a bases-loaded, two-run single that center fielder Franchy Cordero misplayed to allow another run to score. The brawl came during a tense series that included three batters being hit by pitches before the benches-clearing incident.
Winter storm warning continues for several counties
On the west coast, Vancouver can expect to see off and on rain showers into Monday, but no heavy rainfall is anticipated. No significant precipitation is forecasted for the rest of the week, though some light snow is possible on Wednesday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director is dead
After attempting to get the rights to the musical Hair , Forman began work on an original screenplay, for the film Taking Off . Forman's first U.S. film " Taking Off " (1971) was also filmed with non-actors but failed to impress a non-European audience.
Winnie Mandela laid to rest in Soweto
In 1991, a court found Ms Madikizela-Mandela guilty of the boy's kidnapping and assault and sentenced her to six years in jail. She reminded the crowd that when her father‚ Nelson Mandela‚ was imprisoned‚ it was her mother who kept his name alive.
Fierce Clashes Continue At Gaza-Israel Border Fence
Israeli troops have shot dead at least 30 Palestinians and wounded hundreds since the protests began, drawing worldwide criticism. But Israel says the militant group Hamas, which dominates Gaza, is orchestrating the demonstrations in order to launch attacks.
Kentucky teachers react to vetoes
Bevin insinuating that a peaceful protest by teachers would lead to sexual assault are reprehensible", Wise tweeted. But they also applauded Republicans who said they were voting to override the vetoes in order to fund education.
Tyson Fury Books His Return on June 9
He said at a press conference in London: "I've got to congratulate the fella, he's done very well". It was gathered that the radical boxer would return against an unnamed opponent in Manchester.