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Afghan Soldier Wounds 7 US Soldiers in Insider Attack

Afghan Soldier Wounds 7 US Soldiers in Insider Attack An Afghan soldier has opened fire on American troops, wounding at least seven of them, before being shot dead in a military base in northern Afghanistan , officials said, in the second so-called "insider attack" in the past week. "U.S. soldiers have been wounded", the statement added. On Thursday, the Associated Press reported that the Pentagon plans on sending an additional 4,000 US troo... [Full Article...]

North Korea Launches Four Anti-Ship Missiles

North Korea Launches Four Anti-Ship Missiles Army Col. Roh Jae-Cheon, a spokesman for the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the North's June 8 missile firing seemed aimed at "showing off its capability with various types of missiles and demonstrating its anti-ship precision-strike ability in connection with joint maritime drills involving US aircraft carrier strike groups". [Full Article...]

U.S. Defense Secretary mentions Taiwan at Asia Security Summit

U.S. Defense Secretary mentions Taiwan at Asia Security Summit The US Navy on May 25 conducted a "freedom of navigation" operation in the South China Sea , when the USS Dewey guided-missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles (22.22km) of Mischief Reef (Meiji Reef, 美濟礁) in the Spratly Islands (Nansha Islands, 南沙群島). [Full Article...]

Congressional Baseball Game took on special meaning a day after shooting

Congressional Baseball Game took on special meaning a day after shooting As congressional Republicans and Democrats joined Thursday night in their annual baseball game, played this year in Scalise's honor, word came from the hospital that he remained in critical condition , but had "improved in the last 24 hours". [Full Article...]

Not just Climate. Trump's exit from Paris agreement has important Health consequences

The act rebels against President Donald Trump , who announced the USA was ditching the global agreement last Thursday . Individuals, companies, political leaders and organizations from sea to shining sea are standing strong and pledging to be "all in" when it comes to supporting the Paris climate agreement, and renewing their commitment to tackle climate change and advance clean energy. [Full Article...]

United States environment chief leaves G-7 climate talks early

Washington did sign on to the environment communiqué adopted in Bologna, but with a conspicuous footnote underscoring its opposition the document's 18-point section on climate change. Two years ago, the climate change holdouts were Japan , which had to turn to coal-fired power after shutting down its nuclear power plants because of the 2011 natural disaster, and Canada, which has since had ... [Full Article...]

US Senate adopts amendment on more sanctions against Russian Federation

The Senate voted 98-2 Thursday to pass a bill that would enact new sanctions against Russian Federation and require the White House to secure congressional approval before lifting any current sanctions, Reuters reported Thursday . Earlier this month, Yahoo News reported that the Trump administration secretly tried to eliminate Russia's economic sanctions. The White House has not said wh... [Full Article...]

At least 58 confirmed dead in London tower block fire

The death toll is expected to rise further as rescue workers continue to search for victims - an operation that Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy described as "extremely challenging". The cause of the June 13th fire remains unclear, but safety experts point the finger at the building's new polyester-coated aluminum façade. Two nearby Underground lines were partially shut down Saturday... [Full Article...]

Taoiseach to meet DUP, Sinn Féin delegations separately in Dublin

As European leaders tried to fathom exactly how Britain would begin the negotiations, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Germany wanted a Brexit deal that would limit negative consequences for the bloc but also did not want it to weaken Britain. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom finance minister Hammond seeks 'pragmatic' Brexit

Summit chair Donald Tusk and the other leaders will not respond before May leaves the room to let the 27 discuss their own Brexit strategies. "All the options are balanced and come with obligations", an European Union official working on Brexit said, noting that May had seemed to be looking for a sweeping free trade deal like that agreed a year ago with Canada but that some of those calling for ... [Full Article...]

Two Pakistani diplomats go missing in Afghanistan

Two Pakistani diplomats go missing in Afghanistan The officials disappeared while travelling between the Torkham border crossing and Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province. The FO added that Afghanistan is cooperating in the efforts to "probe the incident" and recover the two diplomats. [Full Article...]

London fire death toll hits 30, dozens still missing

Police have confirmed that at least 30 people died in the devastating blaze in west London on Wednesday morning. Police said on Friday that they had identified the place where the fire originated and disclosed that it was unlikely to have been started deliberately. [Full Article...]

At least 70 reported missing after Grenfell Tower fire

At least 70 reported missing after Grenfell Tower fire Tensions in the local community have grown since Wednesday's deadly blaze at the Grenfell Tower in north Kensington which provided social housing for some 600 people. There are a lot of courageous firefighters and police and ambulance workers. "And once it's safe, they are going to go into the building", he said, in an attempt to calm the crowds. [Full Article...]

US Lawmaker Steve Scalise Showing Improvement After Baseball Field Shooting

US Lawmaker Steve Scalise Showing Improvement After Baseball Field Shooting Scalise probably has hundreds of bullet fragments in his body, and doctors don't plan to remove them because usually there is more risk than benefit in doing so, Sava said. WASHINGTON - The man who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a congressiona... The gunman, identified by officials as James Hodgkinson , died after the shootout. [Full Article...]

Iran urges Persian Gulf Arab states to show restraint

It is the worst crisis for the GCC since its creation in 1981. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss the dispute between Qatar and other Arab states in coming days, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Trump says he is under investigation in Russian Federation inquiry

The tweet may be a reference to Mr Rosenstein , who previously wrote a memo supporting Mr Comey's firing and is now assisting in the Justice Department's investigation. Trump has disputed both claims, saying flatly that he never asked Comey to drop the Flynn probe. Vice President Mike Pence has also hired a private lawyer to represent his interests in the expanding probe. [Full Article...]

Labour's Corbyn says council did not have resources to tackle London fire

The emergency services expect to find no more survivors. "I would like to ask anyone who was in Grenfell Tower that night, but for whatever reason has not told us they are safe to please call our Casualty Bureau", he said. Grenfell Tower burned down on Wednesday, June 14. Arconic did not respond to requests for comment. He said he was "heartbroken by the tragic fire and the appalling loss ... [Full Article...]

Trump lashes out over probe into 'obstruction of justice'

Trump is accused of firing FBI director James Comey over his refusal to steer the Russian Federation investigation away from former national security advisor and Trump ally Mike Flynn. According to people briefed on his thinking, while Trump has left open the possibility of dismissing Mueller, his anger has been mostly trained on Sessions and Rosenstein. [Full Article...]

Reports of secret Tory and Labour talks to achieve softer Brexit

Reports of secret Tory and Labour talks to achieve softer Brexit Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has said the government's priority as it enters Brexit negotiations should be on jobs and the economy. This would result in the United Kingdom remaining a member of the Customs Union, the European Court of Justice having a limited say over British law, and a trade deal that allows Britain access to the Single Market in exchange for accepting the f... [Full Article...]

Brexit talks start Monday. The UK still lacks a plan

After the general election fiasco, May hopes to secure the backing of the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party, which would add the DUP's 10 seats to the Conservatives' 317 in the 650-member House of Commons. The Chancellor had been due to use a high-profile speech in the City of London on Thursday night to send out a message the Government would protect business from shocks during the B... [Full Article...]


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