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US shoots down pro-regime drone in Syria

US shoots down pro-regime drone in Syria A U.S. military official told AFP that an F-15 Strike Eagle jet destroyed the Shahed 129 drone around 12:30am local time northeast of the At-Tanf garrison, which is close to the Jordanian border. The push by the Syrian government forces in the Daraa area appears headed for the Jordanian border, two weeks after Assad's troops reached the border with Iraq for the first time in years. [Full Article...]

Georgia special election could pay dividends in 2018 Texas races

Georgia special election could pay dividends in 2018 Texas races He was in Atlanta's northern suburbs Monday knocking on doors and campaigning with Ossoff ahead of his Tuesday runoff matchup with Republican Karen Handel . Jon Ossoff's longshot dream of flipping an historically Republican congressional district has ended in failure - despite a massive effort by Democrats to send a humiliating message Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

Top SNP figure urges Nicola Sturgeon to drop second referendum plans

Top SNP figure urges Nicola Sturgeon to drop second referendum plans Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to "reflect carefully" on the "disappointing result" that saw her party lose 21 seats, amid mounting pressure on the SNP to shelve a plan for a second independence referendum. Owen Paterson said Theresa May was right "despite all the disappointments" to try to find a way to govern with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party given that the Tories won the most seat... [Full Article...]

Hung parliament confirmed in United Kingdom election

With pro-union parties making gains across the board and the SNP share of the vote in several Scottish seats falling significantly, this could be a sign that the huge gains made by the nationalist, pro-independence party in the 2015 election "may be reverting back to Conservative and Labour ", pollster Marcus Roberts told CNN . [Full Article...]

No conclusion yet on U.S. student's cause of death

No conclusion yet on U.S. student's cause of death Warmbier was on a tourist trip when he was arrested and sentenced in March last year to 15 years hard labour for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, a punishment USA officials decried as out of proportion to his alleged crime. [Full Article...]

Israeli Policewoman Fatally Stabbed in Jerusalem

Israel had eased restrictions on the entry of Palestinians to Jerusalem and Israel from the West Bank for Ramadan . One Palestinian was reportedly injured by live ammunition, three by rubber bullets and dozens suffered temporary asphyxia after Israeli forces used teargas to disperse angry Palestinians. [Full Article...]

Snowbound California roads still getting a major plow job

Snowbound California roads still getting a major plow job The park's eastern entrance is still closed as plow crews clear near-record snowfall on the road to Tioga Pass, which sits at almost 10,000 feet above sea level. Rockslides pose a threat even after workers use charges and other methods to release snow slides to alleviate the danger. With no date set for the road to be completely cleared, this year's opening is likely to be the latest since at leas... [Full Article...]

A look at Syria's conflict, as mutual enemies close in on IS

A look at Syria's conflict, as mutual enemies close in on IS Unlike in Iraq, where the U.S.is a partner with Iraqi troops to liberate Mosul and other IS bastions, Washington has refused to work with Assad, who is mired in Syria's civil war that is in its seventh year and has killed more than 400,000 people. [Full Article...]

Navalny Supporters Holding Anticorruption Protests Across Russia

Thousands of Russians, many very young, chanted "Russia without Putin! " in the streets of dozens of cities during Monday's protests. Photographs and videos posted on Twitter showed large numbers of police at Tverskaya Street, a main thoroughfare near the Kremlin. [Full Article...]

Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

The explosion occurred shortly before 21:00 local time (1900 GMT). A spokesman for Belgium's railway operator said a crowd in the station panicked and "ran for the tracks" following the incident. Prosecutors told Libre Belgique that the individual was carrying a backpack and an explosive belt, before being shot down. As Prime Minister Charles Michel consulted with his security advisers, the ... [Full Article...]

Elderly man found dead in United States home after arson attack

Elderly man found dead in United States home after arson attack Our ABC partners in Milwaukee report that an arrest has been made and that charges will be "recommended to the Milwaukee County DA's office in the coming days". Police are looking for woman who set the fire. The family of the suspect told Fox that the arson was sparked by an altercation with the suspect's boyfriend, who lived at the house but wasn't there at the time of the crime. [Full Article...]

US flies supersonic bombers over Korean Peninsula

Warmbier", he said, adding that at least 10 Americans were freed from North Korea under Obama. Doctors last week described Warmbier's condition upon his return June 13 as a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" and said he suffered a "severe neurological injury" of unknown cause. [Full Article...]

US student freed by North Korea dies at 22

Doctors in Cincinnati said they found no active sign of botulism - a toxin that causes nerve damage - or evidence of beatings. Trump said he would be willing to meet Kim under the right conditions, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a regular news briefing. [Full Article...]

State Department presses North Korea to release detained Americans

American student Otto Warmbier speaks as he is presented to reporters in Pyongyang , North Korea . The news prompted Young Pioneer Tours , the Beijing-based company that organized Warmbier's North Korea trip, to announce it will stop taking USA citizens on tours to the country. [Full Article...]

State Department: US 'mystified' by continued embargo of Qatar

State Department: US 'mystified' by continued embargo of Qatar Turkish troops have arrived in Qatar in a show of support for the Gulf country after Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations cut ties and imposed measures to isolate it. "Qatar has so far dug in its heels and stood against Saudi demands", he said, cautioning that "if Doha -through intimidation or military coup- becomes another vassal state to Riyadh, like Bahrain , then the same scenario will som... [Full Article...]

US shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria

In response, the U.S. Central Command issued its own statement , saying the Syrian aircraft was shot down "in collective self-defense of coalition-partnered forces". Moscow's warning came after the USA took down a Syrian military plane. The area around At-Tanf has become a flashpoint between US forces and militias, some of them backed by Iran, loyal to Assad . [Full Article...]

U.S. warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

BEIRUT | The Islamic State group is in retreat across Syria and Iraq, and the contours of a new conflict among the array of parties battling it are already starting to appear. This is the first ever downing of a Syrian jet by the USA since the civil war began in 2011. A spokesman for the Guard, Gen. Ramazan Sharif, said all six ballistic missiles hit their targets, citing "local sources" an... [Full Article...]

Rebels attack Philippine village, possibly to divert troops

President Duterte declared a state of emergency on Mindanao island last month, as Islamic State-linked fighters were embroiled in a siege on Marawi City, now in its fifth week. The attackers apparently were withdrawing, Padilla said. Pigcawayan is some 90 kms from Marawi City where the fighting between islamic extremists and Philippines military is on since May 23, said reports. [Full Article...]

US Air Force F-15 Shoots Down Iranian Drone

USA forces shot down an Iranian drone in southern Syria on Tuesday, the second such air-to-air encounter this month as opposing forces converge around a key American training garrison near the border with Jordan and Iraq. The Syrian aircraft was bombing USA -backed forces fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ) south of Tabqa. Following the pro-Syrian forces attack, the coali... [Full Article...]

Egypt police disburses small protests against islands deal

Egypt police disburses small protests against islands deal It was not immediately clear what kind of response the call for a protest on Friday would receive. House of Representatives Speaker Ali Abdelaal said the required majority of lawmakers had voted for the agreement, which the government signed previous year, despite a court striking it down in March. [Full Article...]


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