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US Agrees to Build F-16 Fighter Jets in India

US Agrees to Build F-16 Fighter Jets in India News of the impending deal emerged at the Paris Air Show, a big aviation industry event at which aircraft makers show off their new planes to potential buyers. Lockheed Martin Corp.is nearing the final stages of a deal that is worth over $37 billion to sell 440 F-35 fighter jets to 11 countries including the US said a pair of sources aware of the talks. [Full Article...]

Region will see limited impact from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy

Region will see limited impact from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, like his Alabama counterpart a day earlier, declared a state of emergency Wednesday. Given some areas have been saturated the last few days, we will need to watch for some pockets of flooding if localized showers / storms are heavy enough. [Full Article...]

Family declines autopsy for US student released by North Korea

It was unclear whether his remark represented a significant shift in his thinking in the US effort to stop North Korea's nuclear programme and its test-launching of missiles or a hardening in USA policy towards China. "It's unsafe", Corker said, adding that the "trumped up charges" like those Warmbier was accused of "can continue to happen". And I spoke with his family. [Full Article...]

Republican health care bill demands transparency

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the floor Wednesday that this time, the GOP is drafting the bill in secret and allowing only 10 hours of floor debate. Collins, a moderate Republican from ME, said she wanted to read an assessment by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on its impact on cost and insurance coverage before making her decision. [Full Article...]

Australian police, Facebook launch AMBER Alert to help find missing kids

Australian police, Facebook launch AMBER Alert to help find missing kids It will come down to state and territory police to contact Facebook with an urgent child abduction case for the AMBER alert to be activated. The AMBER alert will appear in a user's news feed if the social media site knows they are within 160km of the search zone. [Full Article...]

FBI Seeking Information on Congressional Baseball Shooter

How Hodgkinson went from posting a political cartoon online in 2015 that derided Rep. Steve Scalise as someone who should lose his job, to shooting Scalise with a high-powered rifle, is only just starting to become clear. But she maintained there was nothing she could have done about it. The couple had been married nearly 30 years when he left for D.C., where he lived out of a van on a block tha... [Full Article...]

Confederations Cup: Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia

The on-pitch fracas involved so many players that the referee had to go to touchline to assess the skirmishes on a screen, rather than just relying on video replay assistants. Mexico equalised when Aquino broke down the left flank and passed to Marco Fabian, who squared for forward Jimenez to fire home on 54 minutes. Oribe Peralta completed Mexico's comeback in the 72nd minute, meeting Javier... [Full Article...]

Trump says China tried but failed to help on N Korea

Let us hope Trump puts aside his tendency to respond emotionally and personally to any challenge and formulates a strong response to Warmbier's death without a military confrontation. Fowle added: 'I don't know if they poisoned Otto, I would doubt it. "This pattern of brain injury is usually seen as result of cardiopulmonary arrest where blood supply to the brain is inadequate for a period of ... [Full Article...]

Trump in Wisconsin discussing state's apprenticeship program

US Labour Secretary Alex Acosta said the president knows that apprenticeship programs offer demand-based skills and good, stable jobs with reduced or no student debt. One in three Americans got their first job experience in a restaurant and half of all adult Americans have worked in the restaurant industry at some time in their lives. [Full Article...]

Mattis vents U.S. frustration over North Korea

The president's comment came after his special security adviser Moon Chung-in told a forum in Washington that Seoul and Washington may consider scaling back their joint military drills in exchange for North Korea freezing its nuclear and missile programs. [Full Article...]

Even Australians dislike President Donald Trump

Even Australians dislike President Donald Trump Fifty-three per cent of Australians considered Kiwis their best friends, up 21 per cent since 2014. Aussies used to consider the United States their best friend. The poll, conducted between March 1-21, surveyed 1,200 Australian adults. China has been expanding its military might in the South China Sea, which has had an impact on Australian foreign relations with both China and the U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump recasts Cuba policy, takes harder line than Obama on military, travel

Miami is home to the largest Cuban-American community. U.S. government officials tell CNN that Trump will not, as he threatened during the campaign, close the USA embassy in Havana and break off ties. For one, there continues to be overwhelming support among American voters for the U.S. opening with Cuba, which has yielded a significant amount of economic activity both on the island and in... [Full Article...]

France's Macron reappoints Edouard Philippe as PM after Sunday's vote

France's Macron reappoints Edouard Philippe as PM after Sunday's vote Jean-Christophe Cambadelis announced he was stepping down as Socialist Party leader, saying the party would have to rebuild itself from the top down. USA and European stocks hit fresh highs buoyed by a convincing National Assembly victory for French president Emmanuel Macron and strong gains across a range of sectors. [Full Article...]

Perfect Human Adele Surprises Grenfell Tower Firefighters with Cake and "Cuddles"

On Monday, the singer did it again. But firefighters had cause to savor a surprise visit this week. "We opened the door to her and she took her sunglasses off and said: 'Hi, I'm Adele .' Everyone was so shocked". Grenfell Tower fire victims who don't want to be re-housed in other high rises or in locations hundreds of miles out of London face being deemed "intentionally homeless", a damning ema... [Full Article...]

Australia to resume airstrikes against ISIS targets soon

Australia to resume airstrikes against ISIS targets soon The United States did not use the deconfliction line with Russian Federation for operations in Syria amid the downing of a pro-Syrian government drone near al-Tanf because the event unfolded too fast. Meanwhile, the US-led coalition shut down on Tuesday an Iranian-made drone operated by regime forces, in the second such incident after coalition also shut down on June 8 a pro-regime drone. [Full Article...]

Defense Secretary Mattis condemns North Korea following Otto Warmbier's death

No cause of death has been determined for Warmbier, who was detained for almost a year-and-a-half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma last week. Though North Korea has claimed that Warmbier's coma was due to botulism and a sleeping pill, his family and doctors have rejected it. Portman says the officials indicated they would relay his request to free University of Virginia stud... [Full Article...]

United States fighter jet shoots down 2nd Iranian-made drone over Syria

United States fighter jet shoots down 2nd Iranian-made drone over Syria The decision came amid increasing tension between the USA and Russian Federation, which warned it, would track coalition aircraft in Syria as potential "targets" and halted a military hotline with Washington over the incident. "The Obama administration constantly spun journalists on foreign policy, and that created this idea that if officials aren't talking about something, they're not paying at... [Full Article...]

Man caught urinating at LA County rail station heavily armed

Man caught urinating at LA County rail station heavily armed Sheriff Jim McDonnell said there are no indications of terror activity and it is unclear why he was armed. The markings on the handgun indicated that it was restricted for law enforcement use only, officials said. "Upon finding the bags, honestly, the first thing I felt was relief, because we got to this stuff first", Zubo said. Goodine was booked at the East Los Angeles Sheriff's Station an... [Full Article...]

Trump's Mystifying Tweet Leaves US Officials Baffled

While the USA officials stressed agreement on the goal of North Korean denuclearisation, the talks also dealt with China's sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea , with the Americans reaffirming opposition to Beijing's militarization of islands it is building in the strategic waterway. [Full Article...]

With the clock ticking, UK, EU play up chance of deal

With the clock ticking, UK, EU play up chance of deal The two sides agreed to initially hold a week of negotiations every month until a new structure is defined. "The position we have agreed today is completely consistent with our long-standing position we have set out on article 50", he said at a press conference after the day's talks had concluded. [Full Article...]


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