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Trump, Merkel exchange barbs after G7; Vietnam's prime minister heads to DC

Later in a joint statement, Modi and Merkel expressed great appreciation for the successful cooperation on fostering renewable energies in India . Following his visit to Germany, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on a two-day visit to Spain on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Campaigners drop case in Ireland to test Brexit reversibility

Campaigners drop case in Ireland to test Brexit reversibility In certain circumstances an Irish grandparent is enough to secure British citizens an Irish passport. 70 per cent increase in applicationsDan Mulhall told the BBC that applications for Irish passports from people based in Britain had increased 70 per cent this year. [Full Article...]

US starts first test of key defence against ICBM attack

At 3:30 p.m. PT, the USA military launched the ground-based interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Missile Defense Agency said in its FY2018 Budget Overview that it would deploy eight additional ground-based interceptors in Alaska by the end of 2017, for a total of 44 overall "to improve protection against North Korean and potential Iranian ICBM threats as they emerge". [Full Article...]

Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Rice shooting

Loehmann was sacked because he wasn't truthful on his job application, Williams said . Garmback was charged by city officials for failing to employ proper tactics when he operated the patrol vehicle the day Rice was shot. Mayor Frank Jackson said the city went through an " exhaustive process " in determining disciplinary action. At the conclusion of the inquiry, the police department made a d... [Full Article...]

Senators' demands underscore McConnell's health care problem

She also pointed to Mr. McConnell's statement last month that the Senate wasn't interested in ending filibusters for legislation, as it did when it changed its procedures in order to confirm Supreme Court justices with a simple majority. "At the end of the day, everything should be fair, and I think this proposal will help make tax burdens more fair for both small and large businesses alike", ... [Full Article...]

Trump tweets article with unnamed source after criticizing reports with unnamed sources

Speaking on Sunday's news shows, Kelly said he didn't know whether the reports by The Associated Press and other news outlets involving Kushner, who is President Donald Trump's son-in-law, were true. On the bombing investigation Trump wrote: "British Prime Minister May was very angry that the info the United Kingdom gave to US about Manchester was leaked". [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Maduro presses on with constituent assembly

CARACAS , Venezuela (AP) - The chief of Venezuela's electoral council says the embattled South American nation jolted by almost two months of opposition protests will hold regional elections in December. Venezuela is suffering triple-digit inflation, a fourth year of recession, long lines at shops and widespread shortages of basic foods and medicines. [Full Article...]

Israel sparks Palestinian anger with cabinet meeting near Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet met Sunday in tunnels near the site for a special session marking the 50th anniversary of Israel's capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 war, an event it celebrates as the "unification" of its eternal capital. [Full Article...]

Philippines Says Foreigners Fighting Alongside IS-Linked Rebels

Philippines Says Foreigners Fighting Alongside IS-Linked Rebels Foreigners are among Islamist gunmen battling security forces in a southern Philippine city, the government said Friday as soldiers tore down black IS flags in retaken districts and the reported death toll climbed to 46. Mr Enriquez has been in the job for about two months. Hapilon is an Arabic-speaking Islamic preacher known for his expertise in commando assaults. He is at the nexus of seve... [Full Article...]

MI5 opens probe into missed warnings over Manchester bomber

Police have released an image of Manchester bomb suspect Salman Abedi carrying a blue suitcase as they try to trace his movements. Police have released surveillance-camera images of Abedi on the night of the attack that show him dressed in sneakers, jeans, a dark jacket and a baseball cap. [Full Article...]

Iran to be in far stronger positions, Armenian expert says

Iran to be in far stronger positions, Armenian expert says Speaking alongside Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin , at his residence in West Jerusalem on Monday, Trump said: "There is a growing realization among your Arab neighbors that they have common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran ". [Full Article...]

No official word yet on cause of Noriega's death

The government rejected their appeals, however, and said Noriega would return to prison once he recovered from the brain tumor surgery. He was initially sentenced in the United States in 1992, but was serving a sentence for murder in Panama when he died. [Full Article...]

Vandenberg AFB To Test Missile Designed To Take Down Incoming Warhead

As designed, "its exo-atmospheric kill vehicle intercepted and destroyed the target in a direct collision", the statement reads. A ballistic missile launched early Monday by the North flew 450 kilometres from the eastern coastal city of Wonsan and landed in the Sea of Japan, according to South Korean and USA authorities. [Full Article...]

Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Declines to Cooperate With Congress

Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Declines to Cooperate With Congress This time it's Michael Cohen , the president's personal attorney whom you'll probably remember from his CNN appearance when he asked, "Says who?" in response to a question about whether or not there would be a campaign shake-up due to Trump's poor poll numbers at the time. [Full Article...]

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has died. Noriega, who ruled Panama from 1983 to 1989, spied for the Central Intelligence Agency until the United States invaded and toppled his corrupt government, ending a criminal career that saw him working with drug traffickers like Pablo Escobar. [Full Article...]

Israel plans to build elevator to the Western Wall in East Jerusalem

The decision was made at a festive cabinet meeting held at the Western Wall in honor of the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification. "The [Israeli] occupation's government decided as the month of Ramadan started and coinciding with the 50 anniversary of the military occupation of Palestine, to send a message to our people and the worldwide community and that is to continue to violate t... [Full Article...]

PM Modi, German Chancellor Merkel attend plenary meeting of Inter-Governmental Consultations

PM Modi on embarking his tour wrote that: "India and Germany are large democracies with major economies and also important players in global and regional affairs". " The West has become smaller, at least it has become weaker ", he added. Some analysts dubbed their remarks as "a turning point" of German-U.S. relationship, saying Merkel clearly wants to distance Germany from U.S. [Full Article...]

Iran VP Jahangiri Withdraws Bid for Presidential Elections, Supports Rouhani

More than 60 "violations" linked to Friday's presidential and regional elections in Iran have occurred and two people have been arrested, the judiciary said , at a time of mounting tension between moderate and hardline factions. Raisi called Qalibaf's decision "revolutionary", the conservative news agency Tasnim reported the cleric as saying on Monday. Last month, accounts belonging to... [Full Article...]

Armed man at Orlando airport 'contained'

Fennell said at 8:40 p.m. that the man is surrounded, but not in custody. The Florida Highway Patrol tweeted that all roads to the airport were shut down, with "zero exceptions". Min impact to ops. Orlando International airport has been put on lockdown, after reports of shots being fired at the transit hub. Live video showed dozens of police vehicles on the scene. [Full Article...]

May and Corbyn set out opposing European Union 'no deal' stances

May and Corbyn set out opposing European Union 'no deal' stances The prime minister followed Jeremy Corbyn on the Channel 4 News / Sky News "Battle for Number 10" programme and was challenged by members of the public on reductions to police numbers, the Conservative plans for social care , and cuts to school funding. [Full Article...]


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