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US shoots down mock warhead over Pacific

Riki Ellison, the founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance , described the test as "vital". The U.S. defense system has roots in President Ronald Reagan's efforts to develop a response to ballistic missile threats during the Cold War, when tensions were high between the U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump tells of 'plan to leave'

Trump tells of 'plan to leave' But now there is a new story out, and whether it is true or not is uncertain and I feel that putting it in a headline would be wrong, but one website is saying that they were told by White House "confidants" of the president that he is indeed planning to pull the USA out of the Paris climate agreement, reports The Hill . [Full Article...]

'Ban on cattle slaughter should not lead to conflict'

'Ban on cattle slaughter should not lead to conflict' They did not consult us on this issue". "The prime focus of the regulation is to protect the animals from cruelty and not to regulate the existing trade in cattle for slaughterhouses", the Union Environment Ministry said, adding that livestock markets are meant to become hubs for animal trade for agriculture, while animals for slaughter will have to be bought from farmers at farms. [Full Article...]

May, Corbyn set out opposing EU 'no deal' stances

When asked if the Lib Dems would be doing better in the polls if Nick Clegg was still leader, Mr Farron said: "I have no idea whatsoever". To raucous laughter from supporters, she added: "Now, I know that's an image that doesn't bear thinking about, but actually this is very serious". [Full Article...]

Spicer silent on questions over Kushner and Russian Federation

Trump did not come out directly and defend Kushner, but decried what he called the "fake news media" in a series of tweets earlier Sunday . White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks told the " Times " that "Mr. "It's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable", Kelly said . "Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us, is ... [Full Article...]

US will leave Paris climate deal -Axios

US will leave Paris climate deal -Axios Leaders of the other G7 nations - Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan - issued a communique confirming their support for the climate deal, which was reached with contributions from Barack Obama in 2015 and signed the following year . [Full Article...]

Russia Hopes for Normalization of Relations With US in Near Future

Russia Hopes for Normalization of Relations With US in Near Future Russian Federation has criticised the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for not sending experts to the site, instead analysing samples gathered from "various sources". The Syrian government has fiercely denied using or even possessing chemical weapons since the country's compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention was certified by global observers in 2013. [Full Article...]

Flynn to provide some documents under subpoena to Senate intelligence panel

Flynn to provide some documents under subpoena to Senate intelligence panel Flynn's concern was that the first subpoena was too broad and could have furnished records that could have been used against him. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal committee matters. "If you put that in context with everything else we knew the Russians were doing to interfere with the election, and just the historical practices of the Russians, who typically are near... [Full Article...]

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn denies honoring Munich Olympics terrorist

The renewal of Trident was "a conference decision by the Labour Party and as the leader of the party I accept the democracy of our party", the leader added. With polls showing May is more trusted to deliver Brexit than Corbyn, she will look to keep the election debate tightly focused on the upcoming talks, seeking to recover from a backlash to her plans to make elderly voters pay more towards th... [Full Article...]

Karl Stefanovic labels NSW State of Origin absolutely soft

If he doesn't feel comfortable doing that type of thing, don't do it. "That's what we need to be better at". "Last year I was relieved to get selected and this year I was proud that I worked my way back into it". "He doesn't say a hell of a lot but, when he does, people listen and take it on board", Daley said. "They certainly try and dominate the ruck, we didn't have much room to move a year ago"... [Full Article...]

Amid US doubt, United Nations chief says climate deal essential, 'get on board'

Fresh from his public dressing-down of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders for not spending enough on defence, Mr Trump is expected to be just as ready to take on his G7 counterparts, the BBC's James Landale in Sicily reports . "They need to quarantine this stuff and put the investigations in a separate communications operation", said Jack Quinn, who served as White House counsel for Presi... [Full Article...]

Iraqi civilians face great hardships in Mosul

Both sides are locked in fierce clashes in the neighbourhoods of the medical city and al-Seha. "Army forces attacked Al-Shifaa neighborhood and the Republican Hospital, federal police forces Al-Zinjili neighborhood, and counterterrorism forces attacked Al-Saha al-Oula neighborhood", military officials said. [Full Article...]

UK PM May says prepared to leave European Union without a Brexit deal

UK PM May says prepared to leave European Union without a Brexit deal The second most popular, with just over a thousand retweets, was a viewer quoting Jeremy Paxman , who said European Union negotiators might think Theresa May was a "blow-hard who collapses at the first sign of gunfire". it will obviously cost a lot to do so, we accept that". During her session in front of the studio audience, Mrs May insisted she had given the police the resources they need... [Full Article...]

PM Modi arrives in Berlin for India-Germany inter-governmental talks

On Monday , Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally, venting European frustrations with Trump after back-to-back summits last week, but said she was a "convinced trans-Atlanticist". Modi will end his German tour with a courtesy call on German President, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at his official residence of Castle Bellevue before leaving for Sp... [Full Article...]

Hizbul leader shot, shutdown in Kashmir

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Munir Khan said the situation across the Valley remained under control. Major markets, business establishments and educational institutes remained shut, while only few private vehicles were seen on roads in some parts. [Full Article...]

South Africa's Zuma Survives Another No Confidence Vote

In June, the party would meet its alliance partners and the South African Council of Churches (SACC) following the release of its damning report into state capture, and which implicated Zuma in wrongdoing. "A number of members. were of the view that the ANC should listen to this call". In the reports, leaked emails alleged to have been sent between the Guptas and their employees uncovered links ... [Full Article...]

Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor and political scientist, dead at 89

From 1977 to 1981, Brzezinski was national security adviser to Carter at a time when the Cold War with the former Soviet Union was in full swing. Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, right, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a hearing July 9, 2014 in Washington . [Full Article...]

US envoy: US believes China is trying to stop NKorea tests

US envoy: US believes China is trying to stop NKorea tests Beijing has significant influence over North Korea , 90 percent of whose trade is with China. Haley said she would discuss possible reforms at the council and "then we will make a decision after that". Haley cited discussion about when the council should consider a new resolution, but noted that she believed Pyongyang ally China was being "productive" in its own attempts to confront the North. [Full Article...]

Is LeBron James Really Better Than Michael Jordan?

And I'm my biggest critic, so for me to say that, I feel pretty confident in that". "So I think you have to go back to your coaches and people running the teams and tell them to use their best judgment". "Since my first year I've grown so much and I'm proud of myself in that area as well, but I've got a long ways to go". The rivalry basketball fans have waited almost a calendar year to see ren... [Full Article...]

Amnesty says Egypt law threatens to annihilate rights groups

Amnesty says Egypt law threatens to annihilate rights groups Global rights groups described the law as draconian and a "death warrant" to rights groups, saying it would effectively lead to the shutdown of many groups. Numerous groups are charities that provide food, clothing, health care, and education to the poor. Under the new law, donations exceeding 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($550) must be preapproved. [Full Article...]


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