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Pompeo lauds progress in DPRK visit, but Pyongyang says talks regrettable

Pompeo lauds progress in DPRK visit, but Pyongyang says talks regrettable U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono and South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha speak with each other after a news conference in Tokyo , Japan, July 8, 2018. "The miracle could be your miracle", Pompeo said of North Korea and its leader. "I am determined to achieve the commitment that President Trump made, and I'm counting on chairman Kim to be determ... [Full Article...]

SC rejects review pleas of Delhi gang rape convicts against death sentence

SC rejects review pleas of Delhi gang rape convicts against death sentence Manohar Lal Sharma, the lawyer appearing for one of the convicts, Mukesh, said that his client is innocent in the case, and was falsely implicated. The apex court in its 2017 verdict had upheld the capital punishment awarded to them by the Delhi High Court and the trial court in the case of gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedic student. [Full Article...]

The giddy excitement that marked Ethiopia and Eritrea’s historic summit

The giddy excitement that marked Ethiopia and Eritrea’s historic summit They opened phone lines between the two countries that had been cut for two decades, and land-locked Ethiopia said it would be given access to the sea at an Eritrean port. "There is no border between the two countries", Abiy said, a comment whose meaning could be vague in light of the frontier dispute. Until last month, the neighbours had no diplomatic relations. [Full Article...]

Syrian State Media Claim Air Defenses Hit Israeli Warplane

Syrian State Media Claim Air Defenses Hit Israeli Warplane Syrian says the country's air defense system has intercepted a number of missiles fired at a military airport near the city of Homs . The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, said the missiles targeted Iranian troops and non-Syrian pro-Iranian fighters. [Full Article...]

Second blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu: police source

Second blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu: police source Journalists say al-Shabab fighters stormed the ministry of the interior and national security after detonating two vehicle bombs. "The death toll may rise", Abdikadir Abdirahman, director of the Amin ambulance emergency service told Reuters. [Full Article...]

U.K.'s senior official in charge of Brexit resigns

U.K.'s senior official in charge of Brexit resigns Conservative MP and Remainer Anna Soubry did not refer directly to Mr Davis's resignation, but tweeted it was "not the time for egos, grandstanding and blind ideology". Mr Raab, a Brexiteer who takes over the role of negotiating with Brussels the detail of the UK's Brexit agreement, was previously a housing minister, in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) under se... [Full Article...]

UK's Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned

Meanwhile, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he is concerned about the "workability" of Mrs May's blueprint for negotiations on the UK's withdrawal from the EU. The resignation comes two days after the whole of the cabinet met at Chequers to agree Britain's negotiating position. Conservative MP David Davis arrives at Downing Street on July 13, 2016 in London , England. [Full Article...]

Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns

Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns Mr Jackson, who served as a city MP between 2005 and 2017, was chief of staff to David Davis who quit last night due to Britain's Brexit negotiating stance which he said was making it look "less and less likely" that the Conservatives would deliver their manifesto commitment to "leave the Customs Union and the Single Market". [Full Article...]

Iran executes 8 over 2017 ISIS attack on Tehran

Iran executes 8 over 2017 ISIS attack on Tehran Terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Iran. The IS has made Tehran a target after Iran's deep involvement in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq. Iran is has garnered worldwide attention for its enforcement of the death penalty, however, the carrying out of mass executions is somewhat rare. Legal proceedings continue for others allegedly involved in the att... [Full Article...]

Top UK Brexit minister resigns from government

Top UK Brexit minister resigns from government Their complaints raise a question mark over whether May can win backing in parliament for her plans if any deal with the European Union is agreed later this year, and some suggest several of them could try to trigger a leadership contest against her. [Full Article...]

Teen detained in Iran for posting videos of herself dancing on Instagram

Captioning the video, he writes: 'If you tell people anywhere in the world that girls aged 17 and 18 are arrested due to their beauty, the joy of dance and accused of the crime of prostitution, and predators of children are free, they will laugh! On Friday, a woman identified as Maedeh reportedly appeared in a state TV video broadcast and admitted to breaking moral norms, in what activists say... [Full Article...]

Thai boys wait to be freed from cave as rescuers replenish supplies

Thai boys wait to be freed from cave as rescuers replenish supplies About 90 divers - 50 foreign and 40 Thai - are involved in the operation to remove the boys from the cave, he said. "We can't visit our boys in hospital because they need to be monitored for 48 hours", Somboon told Reuters . Thailand's Meteorological Department said there was a 60 per cent chance of rain with more thunderstorms forecast throughout the week. Dozens of divers have arrived at the... [Full Article...]

At least ten killed, 73 injured in Turkey train derailment

At least ten killed, 73 injured in Turkey train derailment Over 100 ambulances have been sent to the scene, TRT Haber said, quoting Health Ministry Undersecretary Eyüp Gümüş. "Unfortunately we have fatalities and casualties", a statement from the prime minister's office said. Turkish authorities under Erdogan have over the last years sought to modernise Turkey´s once ramshackle rail network, building several high speed inter-city lines. [Full Article...]

Chaos as Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns

Chaos as Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns His fundamental concern is the sidelining of him and his department by the creation of the Europe unit in the Cabinet Office, headed up by his former permanent secretary Olly Robbins as the PM's personal adviser on Europe. Numerous current letters were sent by Conservative MPs furious at the result of the 2017 election , so not all are objections to May's Brexit stance; some just believe she is... [Full Article...]

‘Take a selfie with God and I’ll resign,’ says Duterte

‘Take a selfie with God and I’ll resign,’ says Duterte He says if there's "one single witness" who can prove, perhaps with a picture, that they were able to see and talk to God, he will immediately resign. You create a flawless then you spoil it through the snake and an apple. Over 90 percent of the Southeast Asian country's 103 million population are adherents of Catholicism, but Duterte continues to enjoy widespread popularity despite his repeated... [Full Article...]

Turkey sacks 18,500 state employees over alleged terrorism links

Turkey sacks 18,500 state employees over alleged terrorism links Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to parliamentarians as he arrives to attend the opening session of the new parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, July 7, 2018. According to the UN's human rights office, more 160,000 civil servants had already been dismissed before this latest round. The decree also said 148 employees who were dismissed in the past had been reinstated. [Full Article...]

UK Brexit secretary David Davis resigns, Press Association reports

UK Brexit secretary David Davis resigns, Press Association reports Davis's late-night resignation undermines May's fragile government. Davis's resignation could embolden Brexit-supporting Conservative parliamentarians to challenge May's leadership. May replied to his letter to say she did not agree "with your characterization of the policy we agreed at cabinet on Friday". "An egg which is very softly boiled isn't boiled at all; a very soft Brexit means we hav... [Full Article...]

Germany's Angela Merkel talks up North Atlantic Treaty Organisation role and military spending

Germany's Angela Merkel talks up North Atlantic Treaty Organisation role and military spending On other occasions, the two men discussed Syria, where Putin offered to help Trump achieve his agenda of pulling the United States out of the region, before advisers urged the President not to accept such an offer. That's in direct contradiction of NATO's pledge that an attack against one member is considered an attack against all of them. "That's the question: Is the USA security conditional?" ... [Full Article...]

Defense lawyers ask to move Manafort trial, cite publicity

Defense lawyers ask to move Manafort trial, cite publicity The court document notes that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE's investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation has "dominated the news cycle in the United States" and that "a significant portion of the media coverage has focused on Mr. [Full Article...]

Research suggests Anne Frank's family tried to escape to US

Research suggests Anne Frank's family tried to escape to US In 1941, Otto Frank wrote a letter to a friend in the United States that said, "I am forced to look out for emigration and as far as I can see U.S. is the only country we could go to". In the same way that unfounded US suspicion of Japanese Americans led to internment camps , unsubstantiated paranoia about German spies led to discrimination against Jewish-German immigrants. [Full Article...]


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