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Backed Fighters Begin Offensive To Push ISIS From Its 'Capital'

After months sealing off access routes to the city from the east, north and west, the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces ( SDF ) said it entered city limits for the first time on June 6. "Our forces will continue pushing from these front lines in a process that is step-by-step", Jihan Sekh Ahmed, a spokeswoman for the SDF operation, told VOA. [Full Article...]

Syrian Democratic forces enter Islamic State held Raqqa

More than 15 factions are participating in the battle for Raqqa city, including the Kurdish YPG/J militia and a number of local Arab brigades, according to Tuesday's SDF announcement. To the north, the SDF has advanced to within 3 miles of the Raqqa city limits. The YPG are close to the Kurdish PKK insurgent group in Turkey, which is designated as a terror organization by North Atlantic Treaty Org... [Full Article...]

Six-day war: Israel protesters mark anniversary with demo against occupation

In fact, one could even quite convincingly argue that the Arabs have regressed to a situation that was even worse than the one they were in half a century ago. They were, however, united by one thing - a humiliating defeat. Majority are also from voices that tend to be heard less often in public discussions of foreign policy in the USA - women, younger writers and Palestinians . [Full Article...]

Turnbull wants changes to parole after shootout

Khayre was was complying with his parole conditions until he killed a man, took a woman hostage and injured three police in a shootout on Monday. "There have been too many cases of people on parole committing violent offences of this kind", Mr Malcolm Turnbull told reporters. [Full Article...]

THAAD deployment is on hold: Cheong Wa Dae

THAAD deployment is on hold: Cheong Wa Dae The measure is in addition to the ministry's small and informal environmental assessment that's due for completion this month. The Defense Ministry has relegated Deputy Defense Minister for Policy Wee Seung-ho to an army policy researcher for his failure to report the arrival of four THAAD launchers to the new government. [Full Article...]

Southside law enforcement running to raise awareness for Special Olympics

Southside law enforcement running to raise awareness for Special Olympics This is the 31st year CT has participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which began in 1986. The run raises money and awareness for Special Olympics. Worldwide, more than 97,000 law enforcement officers carry the "flame of hope", symbolizing courage and celebrating diversity. There, the Neoga/Sigel Indians Special Olympics team will join the run from Casey's General Store to Dollar General. [Full Article...]

Mauritania Breaks Off Diplomatic Relations With Qatar

It was already having tangible effects, with dozens of flights cancelled, Qatari planes barred from regional airspace, and panic buying in Doha amid fears of food shortages. Just weeks ago Trump smiled and shook hands with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, saying "we are friends, we have been friends for a long time now". [Full Article...]

Donald Jr weighs in to attack Sadiq Khan

As the attack unfolded, Khan released a statement on his Facebook page updating the public on the situation and urging citizens to "remain calm and vigilant". "Today we mourn the loss of innocent lives, Londoners and people from around the world". The mayor had told London residents not to be concerned by a stepped-up police presence in the city after the incident. [Full Article...]

Arrest of Maute patriarch 'significant to suppress future terror acts'

Arrest of Maute patriarch 'significant to suppress future terror acts' The couple and two in-laws were onboard a black van when stopped by soldiers manning a roadblock in Sirawan village, Toril district, some 20 km south of the city. Cayamora presented several identification cards, further raising suspicion. Gapay said they were alerted after the man bore resemblance to the Maute's top leader upon verification. [Full Article...]

Trump pays tribute to fallen servicemen at Arlington National Cemetery

Andrew Beyers (2016). The President's first Memorial Day address comes as his administration is pushing back against reports his son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner tried to set up secret communications with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

IS claims London attacks; more held

IS claims London attacks; more held Echeverria's family explained that he was probably not carrying any identification at the time of the attack, and although they know he is not among the seven fatalities, they have been unable to get confirmation as to whether or not he was injured. [Full Article...]

Trump profited from kids cancer charity, report says

Around the same time, Forbes reported , the foundation's board was dramatically reconstituted to include 14 new members, "the majority of whom owed all or much of their livelihoods to the Trump Organization". Costs at Trump properties for the charity fundraisers began to increase, and the foundation began donating to charities that suddenly turned around and began using Trump facilities. [Full Article...]

'I wish him luck', says Donald Trump ahead of James Comey testimony

'I wish him luck', says Donald Trump ahead of James Comey testimony He said Sessions "doesn't believe it's appropriate to respond to media inquiries on matters that may be related to ongoing investigations". President Donald Trump couldn't get through a round of thank you's during a meeting Tuesday with GOP leaders and his top White House aides without alluding to the ever-growing controversy that has now reached his son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kus... [Full Article...]

UN Passes Resolution To Expand North Korea Blacklist

Mattis said seeking China's cooperation on North Korea did not mean Washington would not challenge Beijing's activities in the South China Sea . Desperate game administration trump only toward the day when the continent will turn to ash " - said in North Korea. [Full Article...]

A second Australian has been confirmed dead following the London terror attacks

A second Australian has been confirmed dead following the London terror attacks Ms Boden and her family are understood to be from the South Australian town of Loxton, on the Murray River north-east of Adelaide. "We are obviously very upset and emotionally distraught at this time". James McMullan , 32, was last seen outside the Barrowboy & Banker pub on the south side of London Bridge on Saturday night. She said the government was keeping in close contact with the families... [Full Article...]

Hillary slams Trump over tweet on London Mayor

Hillary slams Trump over tweet on London Mayor Trump, in the aftermath of an attack in San Bernardino, California, calls in a statement for a " total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on". [Full Article...]

Comey expected to refute Trump

Comey expected to refute Trump It will be his first public appearance since Trump abruptly dismissed him and reports surfaced that Comey had written memos detailing alleged pressure from the president to end the FBI's investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn . [Full Article...]

London's Mayor: Cancel Trump's State Visit

London's Mayor: Cancel Trump's State Visit London's mayor Sadiq Khan warned extremists they will never win as mourners gathered at a tribute to the victims of the London Bridge terror attack . Asked why the president had misquoted the mayor, she said , "I don't think that's actually true". His latest comments caused widespread anger in Britain, where prominent figures and lawmakers from across the political spectrum rallied to Kha... [Full Article...]

Nikki Haley claims Trump does believe "the climate is changing".

Nikki Haley claims Trump does believe Before Trump made the decision to leave the Paris accord last Thursday, 25 companies - including Microsoft and Intel - took out a full-page ad in The New York Times urging Trump to stay in the agreement because it "generates jobs and economic growth". [Full Article...]

New Zealand splits with Malaysia over TPP without US

New Zealand splits with Malaysia over TPP without US Senior officials will now meet later this year in Japan to assess options for bringing TPP11 into force expeditiously as well as looking at how to facilitate membership for the original signatories. The Russian minister said he had not approached the USA about meeting new Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Hanoi , and had not in turn been approached by the US side. [Full Article...]


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