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Trump Responds To New Mueller Indictments

Trump Responds To New Mueller IndictmentsPresident Donald Trump responded to the recent indictment of 12 Russian



07/14/2018 - 10:21 AM

 

Massive Rogue Iceberg Threatens Greenland Community

Massive Rogue Iceberg Threatens Greenland CommunityA monumentally huge iceberg is floating dangerously close to a Greenland



07/15/2018 - 01:43 AM

 

Rep. Maxine Waters: ‘This President is out of control’

Rep. Maxine Waters: ‘This President is out of control’Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California) who has repeatedly sparred with the President, tells MSNBC’s Francis Rivera that Trump should not meet alone with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Rep.



07/14/2018 - 12:43 PM

 

Gaza police say blast kills two, cause being investigated

Gaza police say blast kills two, cause being investigatedPolice in Gaza said they are investigating the cause of a blast which killed a man and his son in the enclave on Sunday. The explosion came hours after a ceasefire ended a fierce flare-up in fighting between Israel and Gaza militants, but police did not suggest Israel was responsible. "An explosion took place this morning in a house west of Gaza City," police spokesman Ayman al-Batnijiy said.



07/15/2018 - 03:05 AM

 

Woman berated for Puerto Rico shirt speaks out

Woman berated for Puerto Rico shirt speaks out“I am proud of being able to say I’m an American and I am Puerto Rican,” Mia Irizarry, who was harassed in a Chicago park last month over her Puerto Rico shirt, said. She tells NBC News’ Ron Mott how and why she kept so calm during the verbal attack.



07/14/2018 - 12:01 PM

 

Judge commends family reunification, eyes next deadline

Judge commends family reunification, eyes next deadlineSAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday commended Trump administration efforts to reunify young children and families separated at the border but also said he plans to watch closely as a deadline approaches involving older children.



07/14/2018 - 03:25 AM

 

North Korea to resume search for remains of US soldiers from Korean War

North Korea to resume search for remains of US soldiers from Korean WarUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that talks on Sunday between US and North Korean officials to discuss the return of remains of US service members killed in the 1950-53 Korean War "resulted in firm commitments." It was the first time in nine years that US and North Korean generals held talks. The two sides met on the inter-Korean border on Sunday and agreed to resume joint field activities to search for the remains of Americans missing from the war, Pompeo said in a statement. "Today's talks were productive and cooperative and resulted in firm commitments," he said. The repatriation of US remains was one of the agreements reached during an unprecedented summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in June in Singapore. Working level meetings will begin on Monday to coordinate the next steps for the repatriation of remains, including the transfer of those already collected in North Korea, Pompeo said. The Pentagon has said North Korean officials have indicated in the past they have the remains of as many as 200 US troops. But a U.S. military official familiar with the matter said last month it was not clear what North Korea might hand over. US forces brought some 100 wooden coffins into the DMZ last month, which will be used to transport the remains, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency. About 7,700 US military personnel still remain unaccounted for from the Korean War, US military data show. More than 36,500 U.S. troops died in the conflict.



07/15/2018 - 12:49 PM

 

Elon Musk Calls a Diver That Rescued Thai Soccer Team a 'Pedo' on Twitter

Elon Musk Calls a Diver That Rescued Thai Soccer Team a 'Pedo' on TwitterThis isn't the first time Musk has come under fire for his tweets



07/15/2018 - 05:00 PM

 

Chicago police release body cam footage after fatal officer-involved shooting sparks protests

Chicago police release body cam footage after fatal officer-involved shooting sparks protestsChicago police have released footage of officers approaching 37-year-old Harith Augustus before he was fatally shot on Saturday.



07/15/2018 - 11:51 AM

 

Theresa May Says Trump Advised Her To ‘Sue The EU’

Theresa May Says Trump Advised Her To ‘Sue The EU’President Donald Trump said last week that he'd offered "tough" Brexit advice



07/15/2018 - 06:30 AM

 

White CVS manager calls police after not recognizing black woman's coupon

White CVS manager calls police after not recognizing black woman's couponThe incident went viral after Chicago resident Camilla Hudson wrote about it on Facebook.



07/15/2018 - 01:09 PM

 

California Democratic Party Snubs Dianne Feinstein

California Democratic Party Snubs Dianne FeinsteinIn a stunning rebuke, the California Democratic Party declined to endorse Sen.



07/15/2018 - 09:33 AM

 

Thailand's cave boys to be discharged from hospital on Thursday

Thailand's cave boys to be discharged from hospital on ThursdayBy Panu Wongcha-um and James Pearson CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Twelve Thai boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand are recovering well from the ordeal and will be discharged from hospital next week, health minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said on Saturday. The last of the 12-member "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach were brought out of the Tham Luang cave, near the border with Myanmar, on Tuesday night, safely ending a perilous rescue and evoking international relief and joy. The boys and their coach have been in hospital in the northern town of Chiang Rai since they were brought to safety.



07/14/2018 - 07:11 AM

 

Police involved shootings in Massachusetts, Missouri leave one officer dead, three injured

Police involved shootings in Massachusetts, Missouri leave one officer dead, three injuredOfficer Mike Chesna of Weymouth, Massachusetts, was killed when responding to a call on Sunday morning, while in Kansas City, a person of interest fired at least 50 shots at officers wounding three.



07/15/2018 - 11:57 AM

 

Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop

Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshopCAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo.



07/14/2018 - 11:50 AM

 

Salisbury's fears continue after police admit there could be more Novichok out there

Salisbury's fears continue after police admit there could be more Novichok out therePolice have admitted there could still be traces of deadly Novichok nerve agent in Salisbury, prompting renewed concern over the safety of residents and the continued impact on the city’s tourism economy. The warning came after officers discovered a small glass bottle at the Wiltshire home of Charlie Rowley, which has since tested positive for the chemical. Mr Rowley’s girlfriend Dawn Sturgess, 44, died in hospital last Sunday evening after being exposed to the nerve agent the previous weekend. Salisbury couple He was also taken to hospital critically ill, but has since regained consciousness and has been interviewed by police. It is thought Mr Rowley, 45, was able to help detectives as to the whereabouts of the source of the contamination when he emerged from his coma last week. The rise of biological and chemical weapons After Salisbury, how ready is the UK? Further tests on the bottle and its contents are now being carried out and it is hoped it could provide crucial evidence to prove who attacked the former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in March. But announcing the discovery of the bottle as “a significant and positive development”, Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the Head of UK Counter Terrorism Policing, also warned: “We cannot guarantee that there isn’t any more of the substance left and cordons will remain in place for some considerable time. This is to allow thorough searches to continue as a precautionary measure for public safety and to assist the investigation team.” AC Basu added: “The safety of the public and our officers remains paramount and we are continuing to work closely with Wiltshire Police, scientists, health experts from Public Health England and other partners.” PHE has maintained its advice to the public not to pick up any discarded object in the Salisbury area, such as containers, lids, syringes, needles, cosmetics, which could contain liquid or gel. Scotland Yard said tests at the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down, Wiltshire, had confirmed to that the substance contained in the bottle was Novichok and further tests are being carried out to establish whether it came from the same batch that contaminated Mr Skripal and his daughter. Police outside the home of Charlie Rowley, 45, in Muggleton Road in Amesbury, Wiltshire, where a bottle containing Novichok was found Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Police yesterday said their search teams had recovered over 400 exhibits, samples and items as part of the ongoing police investigation. Scotland Yard also warned that searches for any other potential sites or sources of contamination  are expected to continue for several weeks, if not months. AC Basu described the investigation as "one of the most complex and difficult that UK policing has ever faced". But the fact police have yet to confirm how the bottle came into the possession of Mr Rowley and Miss Sturgess and where they found it has left Salisbury residents deeply uneasy. Novichok poisoning - Salisbury – Amesbury timeline and map It is thought they may have come across it in Queen Elizabeth Gardens, close to the centre of Salisbury, before catching a bus to Mr Rowley's home, where they collapsed within hours of each other. The large park has since been sealed off by police. Sabrina Burr, 38, who lives less than 200 metres away from Mr Rowley’s home in Muggleton Road, Amesbury, said: “I can’t believe that something so deadly could be so close. It’s scary to think what could have happened, children play around here, what if something happened to them? “I’m quite concerned that anyone around here could have been exposed, it makes me a little angry. Is there more of it?” Ms Burr added: “I’m happy police have found it but I hope this is the only source of it, if they could just pick it up, then anyone could.” Officers yesterday continued their forensic examination of Mr Rowley’s home, where a fire engine and a special incident response ambulance remained in position. Another of Mr Rowley’s neighbours said she is now scared to let her children play either on the green next to his home or in Queen Elizabeth Gardens. She said: “It's really scary knowing that something that can kill you so easily was just hundreds of metres away from my home and children. “You would see Charlie and Dawn around, they were always very nice, but to think they were carrying something so deadly is horrible.” She added: “It's scary that they were able to just pick it up off of the floor. I hope there isn’t anymore, but you just never know, I don’t think we will ever know for sure.” Matthew Dean, leader of Salisbury City Council, told The Sunday Telegraph: “A very big question remains over how the container got there and if it was found by one of them in Salisbury what are the implications for the people of the town.” Yulia Skripal, who survived a Novichok assassination attempt on her and her father Sergei, a former Russian spy Credit: Dylan Martinez/PA The impact of the second Novichok poisoning has left Salisbury’s economy reeling, just as it was starting to recover from the fall out of the attack on the Skripals. Footfall in local shops has dropped by an estimated thirty per cent, a similar drop to that which followed the Skripal attack - but at a time when the cathedral city should be busy with tourists. Local sources say many American coach parties have simply stopped coming to Salisbury, a favourite location close to Stonehenge. The Government is to provide a £5 million recovery package for the city to support businesses, boost tourism and meet unexpected costs. Mr Dean said: “People are very nervous about the continuing economic impact on the area. We have had very poor tourist numbers this year, despite the good weather. People are very concerned about that especially after they had started to feel they had turned a corner after the March attack.”



07/14/2018 - 11:17 AM

 

Shark Attacks Injure 2 at Florida Beach: Reports

Shark Attacks Injure 2 at Florida Beach: ReportsThe victims are both stable.



07/14/2018 - 01:42 PM

 

Protests Erupt After Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Man Identified As Local Black Barber

Protests Erupt After Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Man Identified As Local Black BarberAn intense protest broke out in Chicago on Saturday evening after a police



07/15/2018 - 12:37 AM

 

U.S. Allies Worry Putin Will Sell Trump A Bill Of Goods On Syria

U.S. Allies Worry Putin Will Sell Trump A Bill Of Goods On SyriaWASHINGTON ― Western capitals are becoming increasingly concerned that Russian



07/14/2018 - 08:00 AM

 

Haiti prime minister resigns after deadly unrest

Haiti prime minister resigns after deadly unrestPort-au-Prince (AFP) - Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday following deadly violence and looting sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices, triggering a fraught process to form a new government. "I submitted my resignation to the president of the republic," who has "accepted my resignation," Lafontant said in the lower house of Haiti's legislature. Last week, the government in the impoverished Caribbean country announced plans for major fuel price hikes -- 38 percent for gasoline, 47 percent for diesel and 51 percent for kerosene.



07/15/2018 - 01:59 AM

 

A Mystery Congressional Candidate Asked Russian Intelligence For Dirt On Their Opponent

A Mystery Congressional Candidate Asked Russian Intelligence For Dirt On Their OpponentA little more than halfway through the new 29-page indictment handed up by the



07/14/2018 - 02:26 PM

 

Six-year-old heard in ProPublica US border separation tape reunited with mother

Six-year-old heard in ProPublica US border separation tape reunited with motherA six-year-old girl who was recorded crying in a detention centre after being separated from her mother at the US-Mexico border has been reunited with her. The mother, Cindy Madrid, who had fled from El Salvador, was reunited with her daughter Alisson at Houston airport after weeks apart. Last month Alisson was heard on a tape published by ProPublica, reciting a phone number for her family as she was detained. At a press conference in Houston,  Alisson, speaking though an interpreter, said: "I was away from her for a month and I was really happy when I saw her. I was happy because I was able to see her and hug her." Her mother said: "It's so hard for a parent to be away from their kids. I was so desperate." The family's lawyer said they would be living together in Houston before an asylum hearing at an as yet unknown date. The mother had been held at a detention centre in Houston and her daughter had been taken to one in Arizona. Under the "zero tolerance" policy employed by US President Donald Trump they were separated after crossing the border illegally. Mr Trump later reversed the policy. Donald Trump's shameful border policy is alienating his supporters It came as a judge in California ordered the Trump administration to pay the costs of reuniting illegal immigrant parents with children separated from them at the border, rather than forcing the parents to pay. The US government is still working to reunite more than 2,500 children with their parents.



07/14/2018 - 11:18 AM

 

Israel and Gaza militants agree to end fierce flare-up of fighting

Israel and Gaza militants agree to end fierce flare-up of fightingBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Eli Berlzon GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER (Reuters) - Israel and Gaza militant groups agreed a ceasefire on Saturday, a Palestinian official said, after Israel launched dozens of air strikes against the Palestinian enclave's ruling Hamas group and gunmen fired more than 100 rockets across the border. Palestinian health officials said earlier that two teenagers had been killed by one air strike in what was one of the worst flare-ups since the 2014 Israel-Gaza war. A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not respond to a request for comment.



07/14/2018 - 06:05 PM

 

Where is the second Bullitt Mustang now?

Where is the second Bullitt Mustang now?The 'hero' car is now big news but what about the stunt car? Was it really found in Mexico? And where is it now? We tell the story of the second Bullitt Mustang



07/15/2018 - 05:10 PM

 

Porsche 911 Speedster Brings Its Retrolicious Body To Goodwood

Porsche 911 Speedster Brings Its Retrolicious Body To GoodwoodHopefully, Porsche will follow up with a production car.



07/15/2018 - 02:55 AM

 

Cops and K9s Pray With 9-Year-Old Boy Ahead of Risky Brain Surgery

Cops and K9s Pray With 9-Year-Old Boy Ahead of Risky Brain SurgeryLocal police officers paid Jalen Manns, 9, a home visit with their K9s after hearing he likes German shepherds.



07/15/2018 - 02:49 PM

 

Police officer, bystander die from gunshot wounds

Police officer, bystander die from gunshot woundsBOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer and bystander died Sunday from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took the officer's gun and fired following a vehicle crash and a foot chase.



07/15/2018 - 05:16 PM

 

Trump set to meet with Putin after Mueller indicted 12 Russians in probe

Trump set to meet with Putin after Mueller indicted 12 Russians in probeGeorge Stephanopoulos outlines the stakes for President Trump's Monday summit in Helsinki with Russia's Vladimir Putin.



07/15/2018 - 12:36 PM

 

Can A World Cup Victory Make Croatians Love Their Star Again?

Can A World Cup Victory Make Croatians Love Their Star Again?No one has played a more important role in leading Croatia to its first



07/14/2018 - 11:51 AM

 

Rand Paul Says He's 'Concerned,' 'Worried' About Brett Kavanaugh's Privacy Views

Rand Paul Says He's 'Concerned,' 'Worried' About Brett Kavanaugh's Privacy ViewsSen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is once again threatening to withhold support for one



07/15/2018 - 12:02 PM

 

Why Is Ice Cream So Expensive? Here's What The Artisanal Kind Requires.

Why Is Ice Cream So Expensive? Here's What The Artisanal Kind Requires.Ice cream is one of the sweetest ways to cool down when it's hot out, but you



07/14/2018 - 05:45 AM

 

Germany agrees to take share of 450 migrants awaiting fate on ships off Italy

Germany agrees to take share of 450 migrants awaiting fate on ships off ItalyGermany has agreed to take 50 of 450 migrants rescued from an overcrowded boat in the Mediterranean following a plea from Italy for EU states to share responsibility. Sunday's show of goodwill came after France and Malta had already agreed to take 50 migrants each in response to letters sent to the governments of the 27 other EU members by Giuseppe Conte, the Italian prime minister, asking them to share responsibility with Rome. It also came as Horst Seehofer, the German interior minister, confirmed that Bavarian state police would be given the power to patrol the state's southern border with Austria as a part of a series of new measures aimed at clamping down on migrant arrivals.  Mr Seehofer said on Sunday that Bavarian police would be able to conduct checks at the Austrian border “at the request or with the consent of federal police,” after it was questioned whether it was legal for such power to be granted to them.  The number of people crossing the German-Austrian border illegally has dropped sharply since a dramatic influx of migrants in 2015. However, with the Bavarian regional elections in October, Mr Seehofer’s Christian Social Union (CSU), which governs in Bavaria, is under pressure to take a hard line on migration.  Earlier this month Mr Seehofer threatened to resign if chancellor Angela Merkel failed to come up with a European solution, or to allow him to implement tougher border controls. The migrants were saved by two ships, one operated by EU border agency Frontex and one owned by Italy's tax police Credit:  JORGE GUERRERO/ AFP Following the row, which threatened to tear apart the coalition government, Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and her Bavarian counterparts reached an agreement on how to control migration at the German-Austrian border.  Germany is also under pressure to share the burden of accepting and hosting new migrant arrivals from outside the bloc, as was pledged at an EU summit in Brussels last month. In light of the talks, the German government on Sunday agreed to take in its migrants who were picked up near the Italian island of Linosa, close to Malta, having sailed from Libya in a single wooden vessel.  "Germany and Italy have agreed that, in view of the ongoing talks on closer bilateral cooperation on asylum, Germany is ready to accept 50 people in this case," a German government spokeswoman said on Sunday. Immigrant relations map migrant immigration Europe Italy Mr Conte said his country would help the migrants, but needed other members of the EU to share the burden.   “This is the solidarity and responsibility that we have always asked of Europe and now, after the results obtained at the last European Council, they are beginning to become reality,” Mr Conte wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday afternoon. "Let's continue on this path with firmness and respect for human rights," he added. However the Czech Republic refused his request and Andrej Babis, the prime minister, tweeted that the approach was the "road to hell".  Boats should instead be stopped and turned back, he said, and migrants should be helped in their own countries. The migrants were saved by two ships, one operated by EU border agency Frontex and one owned by Italy's tax police.  As they awaited to learn their destiny, another day's worth of food and beverages was sent to the ships on Sunday. By late afternoon, passengers suffering from dehydration, pregnant women and some babies, including a newborn a few days old, had been taken ashore in Pozzallo. Italian media said a woman weighing 35 kilos (77 pounds) after months of malnourishment in Libya was among them. Sky TG24 TV reported that many of the rescued passengers originally are from Eritrea.  On Sunday night Matteo Salvini, Italy's interior minister, said he will allow some but not all migrants to disembark in Sicily from the overcrowded boat. "I am monitoring the situation of two ships travelling in Italian waters... there are 16 mothers and 11 children who will disembark in the next few minutes, hours...," Mr Salvini told TV channel RaiNews24.



07/15/2018 - 02:21 PM

 

Aviation giants fly into Farnborough under Brexit cloud

Aviation giants fly into Farnborough under Brexit cloudTop global plane makers land at the Farnborough airshow in England next week, hoping to pick up speed on demand for passenger jets while charting a path through Brexit and trade war turbulence. This year's sector showpiece event, opening Monday, will be buzzing on the back of rapid changes in the industry, as US titan Boeing and European arch rival Airbus vie for superiority in the skies. Chicago-headquartered Boeing could signal plans for its new midsize airplane (NMA), but reports suggest this could be derailed by the festering global trade war spearheaded by US President Donald Trump.



07/14/2018 - 02:39 AM

 

The Week's Most Important Car Numbers

The Week's Most Important Car NumbersFrom a Toyota Supra prototype to a V8-powered Cygnet.



07/14/2018 - 09:00 AM

 

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Enjoy Sisters-in-Law Date at Wimbledon

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Enjoy Sisters-in-Law Date at WimbledonThe two seemed cozy as they chatted in the front row of the royal box. 



07/14/2018 - 01:29 PM

 

Eritrea's president hails thaw in relations in return to Ethiopia

Eritrea's president hails thaw in relations in return to EthiopiaBy Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki said on Saturday history was being made as he started his first visit to Ethiopia in more than two decades, days after the two neighbors declared an end to their "state of war". Arriving for three days of meetings, Isaias was greeted warmly at the airport by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and thousands lined Addis Ababa's main thoroughfare Bole Road, sporting T-shirts emblazoned with the pictures of both leaders. The visit comes just days after Abiy visited Eritrea and signed a pact with Isaias on resuming ties, a move that ended a near 20-year military standoff after a border war.



07/14/2018 - 06:52 AM

 

Mexico earthquake reveals lost ancient temple inside pyramid

Mexico earthquake reveals lost ancient temple inside pyramidArchaeologists scanning a Mexican pyramid which was damaged by an earthquake have uncovered an ancient temple inside. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake which hit Mexico last September caused considerable damage to the country’s historical sites – including the Teopanzolco pyramid in the southern state of Morelos. Among what remains of the temple – which measured 6m by 4m (20ft by 13ft) – archaeologists found an incense burner and ceramic crockery.



07/15/2018 - 06:10 PM

 

Israel and Gaza militants agree to ceasefire

Israel and Gaza militants agree to ceasefireIsrael and Gaza militants reached a decision to stop shooting rockets at one another following the most serious escalation of violence since the 2014 Israel-Gaza war. Conway G. Gittens reports.



07/14/2018 - 05:35 PM

 

Trump’s Scotland Visit Met With More Protests

Trump’s Scotland Visit Met With More ProtestsProtests across Britain extended into a third day as President Donald Trump



07/14/2018 - 09:08 AM

 

Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whale

Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whaleIs it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity. "There has not been a blue whale harpooned by anyone for the last 50 years until this one," Sea Shepherd, an international non-profit marine conservation movement, said in a statement on Wednesday.



07/14/2018 - 10:06 AM

 

Emmanuel Macron pictured in emphatic celebration as France lift World Cup in Russia

Emmanuel Macron pictured in emphatic celebration as France lift World Cup in RussiaEmmanuel Macron celebrated France's victory over Croatia in the World Cup final with his own animated display of patriotism. The French president was seen wildly gesticulating from the VIP area in the stands next to a more subdued Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader, and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Croatia's president. Before embracing the players after the final whistle - and opting to kiss 19-year-old goalscorer Kylian Mbappé on the head - Mr Macron was pictured pumping his fists in the air as he looked down on the packed Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. As his team collected the cup on the pitch he joined Mr Putin and Mrs Grabar-Kitarović in handing out the winners and runners-up medals. Before the game Mr Putin said he told France's leader at a bilateral meeting that it's about time for Russia and France to "get over" the difficulties straining their relations. Mr Macron kissed Kylian Mbappé on the head before France were presented with the cup Credit: DYLAN MARTINEZ/ REUTERS Mr Putin met on Sunday in Moscow with French President Emmanuel Macron. Mr Macron's office said he wanted to make Europe's voice heard after last week's contentious Nato summit and before Putin's summit with US President Donald Trump. In the run-up to his election in 2017, Mr Macron accused the Kremlin of election meddling, saying that servers belonging to his campaign were hacked by a group likely to be associated with Russia.  



07/15/2018 - 03:27 PM

 

Turkey marks 2nd anniversary of thwarting violent coup

Turkey marks 2nd anniversary of thwarting violent coupISTANBUL (AP) — With prayers and other events, Turkey on Sunday commemorated the second anniversary of thwarting a coup against the Turkish president and the government that left nearly 290 people dead and hundreds wounded.



07/15/2018 - 04:34 PM

 

All Kurdish YPG have left Syria's Manbij: local militia

All Kurdish YPG have left Syria's Manbij: local militiaThe last Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters left the northern Syrian town of Manbij on Sunday, the militia controlling the town said, fulfilling a longstanding Turkish demand that the YPG withdraw. It views the YPG as a terrorist group and an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade insurgency on Turkish soil. Washington sees the YPG as a key ally in the fight against Islamic State.



07/15/2018 - 03:54 PM

 

Serena Williams Loses 2018 Wimbledon Final

Serena Williams Loses 2018 Wimbledon FinalAfter battling her way to the Wimbledon final, Serena Williams has come up



07/14/2018 - 12:34 PM

 

See Justin Verlander's Message to Kate Upton As She Announces Her Pregnancy

See Justin Verlander's Message to Kate Upton As She Announces Her PregnancySupermodel Kate Upton and baseball pitcher Justin Verlander were married last November.



07/15/2018 - 04:11 PM

 

Senior national security official who supported refugees ‘forced out of White House role’

Senior national security official who supported refugees ‘forced out of White House role’A top national security council official who clashed with members of the Trump administration over immigration policy is no longer working at the White House, according to reports. Jennifer Arangio, the former NSC senior director for international organisations and alliances, left her position this week, administration officials told multiple outlets. It was unclear whether she resigned or was forced out, though the departure reportedly came after months of tensions with immigration hard-liners in the White House.



07/14/2018 - 06:22 PM

 

Gaza ceasefire holds after Netanyahu says Israel inflicted 'hardest blow' on Hamas since 2014

Gaza ceasefire holds after Netanyahu says Israel inflicted 'hardest blow' on Hamas since 2014A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held on Sunday after the most severe exchange of fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war, easing fears of a wider conflict. Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the blockaded Gaza Strip, said late on Saturday a ceasefire had been reached with the help of Egypt and others, though Israel declined to comment. The United Nations' Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov was in Gaza and "working with all concerned parties to de-escalate the situation," a UN official said on condition of anonymity. In a press conference, he called on "everybody to step back from the brink". Despite a few lower-level exchanges of fire, relative calm returned to the Gaza Strip. Buildings belonging to the Gaza municipality are seen after after Israeli fighter jets pounded Al Katiba region in Gaza City Credit:  Anadolu   In one incident on Sunday, an Israeli aircraft fired at what it said was militants launching balloons carrying firebombs over the Gaza border fence. It was not clear if there were casualties. Saturday saw dozens of Israeli air strikes, killing two Palestinians, while some 200 rockets and mortars were fired from the enclave at Israel. Four Israelis were wounded when a rocket hit a house in the city of Sderot near the Gaza Strip, authorities said. The two Palestinians killed were aged 15 and 16, caught in an Israeli strike on a building in Gaza City, the enclave's health ministry said. Twenty-five people were wounded across Gaza, it said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Hamas had been hit with "the hardest blow" since a 2014 war. He said Israel would not accept a ceasefire "that would allow the continuation of terrorism by incendiary kites and balloons". "We are not prepared to accept any attacks against us and we will respond appropriately," he said. Hamas said it fired at Israel in defence in response to air strikes, which came after a soldier was wounded by a grenade along the Gaza border. Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said Sunday at the funeral for the two teenagers that the movement would challenge Israel with border protests until the blockade is lifted. "This blood will not be shed for nothing," he told hundreds of mourners. "The enemy will not escape the punishment of the heroic resistance." The mother of Amir al-Namra, the 15-year-old killed, said: "He just went out for walk. What did he and his friend do for them to be killed?" Israel blamed Hamas for the escalation, pointing to months of protests and clashes along the border that its military argues the Islamist movement is seeking to use as cover for attacks. There have also been hundreds of fires at Israeli farms caused by kites and balloons carrying firebombs from Gaza, leading to political pressure on the government and military to take action against Hamas. Thick plumes of smoke had risen over parts of the Gaza Strip on Saturday as Israel hit dozens of targets it said belonged to militants, including a five-storey unoccupied building allegedly used by Hamas as a training facility with a tunnel underneath. The army said the strikes targeted Hamas military facilities, including a battalion headquarters, training facilities and weapons storage areas. In Israel, air raid sirens on Saturday sent people rushing to shelters in areas surrounding the Gaza Strip as rockets and mortars were fired from the Palestinian enclave at nearby communities. Israel said its air defences intercepted around 30 of the some 200 rockets and mortars fired. Tensions have been building between Hamas and Israel for months over protests and clashes along the border fence. The two sides have already fought three wars since 2008. Since the protests and clashes broke out along the border on March 30, at least 141 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire. The majority of those killed were involved in protests and clashes but others were seeking to breach or damage the border fence. No Israelis have been killed.



07/15/2018 - 11:58 AM

 

Greenpeace Paragliding Protester Buzzes Trump At Turnberry

Greenpeace Paragliding Protester Buzzes Trump At TurnberryDonald Trump might have hoped for a bit of a break from protesters across the



07/14/2018 - 03:45 AM

 

Syria rebels surrender heavy arms in Daraa city: state media

Syria rebels surrender heavy arms in Daraa city: state mediaSyrian rebels in the southern city of Daraa were surrendering their heavy weapons to government forces on Saturday, state media said, under a deal brokered by regime ally Russia. State news agency SANA said opposition fighters in the neighbourhood of Daraa al-Balad, a district in the city's rebel-held southern half, handed over heavy ammunition and other equipment. The agreement reached on Wednesday will see Daraa city -- the cradle of Syria's seven-year uprising -- fall back into government control.



07/14/2018 - 07:16 AM

 

Hungary's Orban denounces EU sanctions on Moscow

Hungary's Orban denounces EU sanctions on MoscowHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Sunday denounced European Union sanctions imposed on Russia, during a visit to President Vladimir Putin in Moscow ahead of the Moscow World Cup final. Hungary has unusually warm ties with Russia for an EU member state, and Orban and Putin visit each other regularly.



07/15/2018 - 07:23 AM

 

 

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