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Diplomatic efforts intensify to resolve Gulf dispute

Diplomatic efforts intensify to resolve Gulf dispute Though Trump again said countries must eliminate funding streams for terror groups, the White House said he focused on the need for the region's various US allies to stick together. He also said in another tweet that his recent visit to Saudi Arabia was "paying off" due to his warnings on funding terror. Egypt and Bahrain kept up pressure on Qatar on Thursday, giving no indication after talks ... [Full Article...]

Real Madrid president downplays Ronaldo's exit talk

Real Madrid president downplays Ronaldo's exit talk He always told me he is at ease in Real Madrid . " I am sure that Cristiano complies with his tax duties, it must be a confusion that will be cleared ". Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are represented by Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes . He has also helped his team to win two La Liga titles after joining it on transfer from Manchester United for a ten record 80 million pounds in 2009. [Full Article...]

Trump says China tried but failed to help on North Korea

The family of an American college student who died days after being released from North Korea in a coma says the 22-year-old "has completed his journey home". READ: How Many People Are Imprisoned In North Korea After Release Of Otto Warmbier? The tour operator said that it was denied any opportunity to meet with Warmbier after his detention, and that the way it was handled was "appalling". [Full Article...]

Cuomo, Trump lawyer clash over Russian Federation probe

Sekulow said that Trump's successful use of social media will be "studied" decades from now. "The president has not been and is not under investigation", lawyer Jay Sekelow has declared repeatedly the past few days, only to add to the statement Monday that he didn't know for certain if that was true. [Full Article...]

Saudi king names son as crown prince

Mohammed bin Salman has always had a visible role in the government, and was spearheading the kingdom's attempts to wean itself off oil as part of an economic strategy announced previous year. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, a Seattle-based research fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, says the appointment of Mohammed bin Salman could set Saudi policy for dec... [Full Article...]

Man 'neutralised' after bomb attack on Brussels train station

A man wearing an explosive belt was neutralized following reports of large explosions at Brussels Central Station. There were reports of a small explosion being heard on Tuesday night, local time. Eyewitnesses tweeted photos of a fire at the Brussels Central Station. Armed patrols, including a bomb disposal unit, surrounded the station. "It's one of three train stations in Brussels ... [Full Article...]

Uddhav warns of big step if loan waiver not implemented by July

Uddhav warns of big step if loan waiver not implemented by July He added that if the next President proves to be beneficial for the country, "then make anybody". Shiv Sena, which has often been critical of the BJP and the Modi government, recently suggested the name of MS Swaminathan, the father of India's Green Revolution and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as its presidential choices. [Full Article...]

Israelis Dismiss Iranian Missile Strike as 'Flop'

Israelis Dismiss Iranian Missile Strike as 'Flop' KENYON: Well, that is a question a lot of people will be having. Israel is also concerned about Iran's missile launches and has deployed a multilayered missile-defense system. And the big concern, of course, with Iranian missiles would be longer-range missiles - ones capable, say, of reaching Israel. How does that fit in here? US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testifies during a Stat... [Full Article...]

United States shoots down pro-Assad drone in Syria

United States shoots down pro-Assad drone in Syria A written statement from the USA coalition in Iraq said a US F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Government SU-22 after it dropped bombs near soldiers from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The agreement covers four zones in Syria where the rebels are fighting pro-government forces. The U.S. military has confirmed it killed a top Islamic State cleric in an airstrike. [Full Article...]

Ex-Ipswich mayor charged with extortion

Ex-Ipswich mayor charged with extortion Mr Pisasale's friend, barrister Sam Di Carlo, said the then-mayor had agreed to a request from him to pass the money on to a Chinese client as part of a court settlement. Council chief executive Jim Lindsay said the charges related exclusively to the alleged personal misconduct of Mr Pisasale. Following his arrest , a CCC spokesman said the charges had "nothing to do with the fifty grand" found... [Full Article...]

US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border It was believed to be the first air-to-air kill of a manned aircraft by a USA military jet since the Kosovo campaign in 1999. With the skies over Syria growing increasingly crowded, a statement from the Australian Defence Department released in the capital, Canberra, said that "Australian Defence Force protection is regularly reviewed in response to a range of potential threats". [Full Article...]

TS Bret causes heavy flooding, power outages in Trinidad

TS Bret causes heavy flooding, power outages in Trinidad Meanwhile, tropical storm Bret is expected to begin weakening later Tuesday and dissipate on Thursday. The storm is packing heavy rain, with between four and eight inches likely as it moves north and up to 10 inches possible for parts of the gulf coast, including the Florida Panhandle. [Full Article...]

Russian jet flies within feet of US plane over Baltic Sea

The US-led coalition said Tuesday that it had killed IS's self-proclaimed top cleric, Turki Binali, in an air strike in May on the Syrian town of Mayadeen near the Iraqi border. in order to prevent such incidents. "You are not just fighting Bashar al-Assad", Murphy said. "We were flying in global airspace and did nothing to provoke this behavior", said Capt. [Full Article...]

Iran's elite force rejects Saudi claims of foiled attack

Saudi Arabia on Monday said the three suspects it captured were Guard members aboard a boat heading to an oil platform in the Gulf, which separates the two rival nations. Makkah: The Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider Al-Abadi, met with King Salman on Monday during a visit to the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency has reported. [Full Article...]

Warmbier's travel agency stops taking Americans to N. Korea

John McCain said that Americans who are "stupid" enough to still want to visit North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the USA government of any blame if they're harmed while there. "I think the President's direct engagement with President Xi of China and the fact that now you've seen China turning back coal shipments from North Korea, making changes in the ability of people to ... [Full Article...]

Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump Campaign finance filings show only 14% of individual donations to Democrat Jon Ossoff totaling $8 million came from Georgia . Karen Handel is telling supporters that the first results in Georgia's closely watched congressional race are "incredibly encouraging". [Full Article...]

Lawyer says Donald Trump will address mystery of the tapes by Friday

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey , sent out spokespeople and surrogates with a far-fetched cover story to explain the dismissal, and then told NBCs Lester Holt that the real reason for the firing was Comeys pursuit of the Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]

Melbourne siege an act of terrorism: PM Turnbull

Melbourne siege an act of terrorism: PM Turnbull The officers were shot after the stand-off at an apartment building in the upmarket beachside suburb of Brighton, police said, adding that a second man had earlier been found dead from a gunshot wound. Mr Ashton confirmed police had begun a terrorism investigation after Khayre made comments referencing so-called Islamic State and al-Qaeda. A 36-year-old woman from Ripponlea sustained minor inj... [Full Article...]

US will protect our interests in Syria

US will protect our interests in Syria Since the civil war started in Syria , Iran has been involved. It has also sent thousands of Shiite recruits to fight in Syria and battle IS in neighbouring Iraq, according to officials. It described targeting a command center and an area used to build suicide auto bombs in the provincial capital, also named Deir el-Zour. Izadi said it was partly intended for a Saudi audience. [Full Article...]

Coroner examining death of US student released by North Korea

He died six days later surrounded by relatives in his hometown of Cincinnati. Warmbier, an economics student from the University of Virginia , was given a 15-year prison sentence after attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel . [Full Article...]


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