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Israeli settlement construction in West Bank rises by 70%

Israeli settlement construction in West Bank rises by 70% Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the issue is between the Palestinian leadership and Hamas , an Islamic militant group that Israel refuses to deal with. President Barack Obama and his predecessors failed to deliver. Since then, Israel has expanded the number of settlers to nearly 700,000 - thereby making negotiations for a Palestinian state in the occupied t... [Full Article...]

South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation is critical

South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation is critical He also said the gains that had been made in that area that was starvation declared in February could be very quickly reversed. More than 3.5 million people have been displaced by the conflict, and tens of thousands killed. The visit was postponed due to security fears after renewed violence. We are in the middle of nowhere, there were already 10,000 people waiting, they were expecting 40,000 pe... [Full Article...]

US, China meet on North Korea

President Donald Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage with the government of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as American concern grows over the North's acceleration towards having a nuclear missile that can strike the US mainland. [Full Article...]

GOP Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

GOP Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest Yet neither Ossoff's campaign nor the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee attempted to tie Republican victor Karen Handel to Trump in a television ad even once. "One of the disappointing things from the last couple days is that that approach has a little bit of punch to it, it still moves voters". Republicans just got a big argument for sticking with President Donald Trump and pushin... [Full Article...]

North Korea warns against following 'psychopath' Trump

Security Council resolutions. Otto Warmbier's longtime girlfriend has made an emotional tribute at a vigil at the University of Virginia Tuesday following his death just days after being released from North Korea. The talks also touched on the sensitive subject of the South China Sea, where Beijing is claiming sovereignty over a number of islands while Washington insists those are worl... [Full Article...]

Jeh Johnson testimony proves no collusion with Russian Federation

Jeh Johnson testimony proves no collusion with Russian Federation Trump's tweet came a day after Jeh Johnson , who served as secretary of homeland security under President Barack Obama, testified that Russian President Vladimir Putin had directed officials to interfere in the USA election. "In 2016, the Russian government, at the direction of Vladimir Putin himself, orchestrated cyberattacks on our nation for the goal of influencing our election - plain ... [Full Article...]

BIFF holds 5 hostages in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato - AFP Eastmincom

BIFF holds 5 hostages in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato - AFP Eastmincom The military surrounded the school and sporadic firefights erupted but Padilla said they had to be careful because of the civilians. Troops found two sachets of shabu on the BIFF members. "They are still occupying the school". Two BIFF members were held by the troops of the 22nd Mechanized Company, 2nd Mechanized Battalion, Mechanized Division, at a checkpoint in Butilin, Datu Salibo, Maguinda... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom government's priority is to win best possible Brexit deal

United Kingdom government's priority is to win best possible Brexit deal The DUP is urging the Government to give "greater focus" to the negotiations. Amid reports the talks between the DUP and Tories stalled earlier in the week, Mr Hamilton said the two sides had been engaging well "over the last 24 hours". Mrs May has rejected claims that a DUP deal would undermine the Government's ability to act as an honest broker in talks on restoring devolved institutions and p... [Full Article...]

GOP winning streak continues in Georgia

The final tally is still being calculated but the election blew past spending records to become the most expensive House race in US history. "I don't think people are going towards the Democrats, and it's a problem, a big problem". Handel, who has previously fallen short in primaries for governor and senator, is the first Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress from Georgia . [Full Article...]

Teen accidentally shot by deputies fending off dog

Teen accidentally shot by deputies fending off dog Two deputies responded to reports of loud music shortly before 4 a.m.at an apartment complex on the 38500 block of Tenth Street East. The deputies went after the dog to prevent it from harming anyone else, he said. The two deputies shot at the pit bull "while the pet owner simultaneously tried to jump onto the dog to stop it from attacking deputy personnel", an internal memo said. [Full Article...]

Otto Warmbier's funeral: Final farewell for US student detained by North Korea

Some 2,500 mourners attended a Thursday morning memorial at Wyoming High School. He will be buried later in the day at a local cemetery. He was returned home in a coma last week and died this week. "I do like President Xi ", he told the crowd Wednesday evening. Although we don't know everything about life in North Korea , this much is sure: innocent people like Otto are suffering. [Full Article...]

Senate to finally unveil secret health care bill

Senate to finally unveil secret health care bill Scenario four: The Congressional Budget Office estimates 20+ million fewer people would be insured than are under Obamacare AND/OR doesn't predict significant premium decreases = the bill is dead. Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is surrounded by reporters as he walks to the Senate floor of the US Capitol after unveiling a draft bill on healthcare in Washington , US June 22, 2017 . [Full Article...]

Russian Court Sentences Opposition Leader Navalny to 30 Days in Jail

Thousands of protesters turned out anyway, and dozens of detentions were reported in both Moscow and St. Petersburg. In St. Petersburg, an Associated Press reporter counted about 500 people forced into police buses. Tverskaya, known in Soviet times as Gorky Street, was closed off to traffic on Monday for an extensive commemoration of the national holiday Russia Day , including people dre... [Full Article...]

President Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

President Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election FESSLER: But with democracy under attack, lawmakers said they were frustrated by the lack of information. He said officials should consider measures such as state grants and awareness campaigns on off-years "when the temperature's down". And while DHS offered free security scans to any state that wanted them, many states-even ones that took up the DHS offer, like MI and Maine-either use audit pr... [Full Article...]

New Version of US-Japan Interceptor Fails to Shoot Down Missile

New Version of US-Japan Interceptor Fails to Shoot Down Missile A USA ballistic missile interceptor launches during a flight test from Vandenberg Air Force Base in May. Just $5 a month. "Upon acquiring and tracking the target, the ship launched an SM-3 Block IIA guided missile, but the missile did not intercept the target", the release stated. [Full Article...]

Congress hears sinister tale of Russia election meddling

Congress hears sinister tale of Russia election meddling The efforts by Russian agents were largely aimed at obtaining voter registration information, the committee was told. Separately, acting FBI director Andrew McCabe told the House Appropriations Committee he is confident that Mueller is receiving the resources he needs for the investigation. [Full Article...]

Meet Mohammed Bin Salman: The Next Ruler Of Saudi Arabia

In a series of royal decrees , published by the Saudi state news agency, the monarch stripped Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef of his position. Al Arabiya television reported that the promotion of the prince was approved by the kingdom's Allegiance Council, and that the king had called for a public pledging of loyalty to Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday evening in Mecca. [Full Article...]

China 'has not worked out' on North Korea

Three Americans remain held in North Korea. James Foley was a freelance war correspondent before he was captured and held for almost two years. The U.S. "During the course of the Obama Administration, we had no higher priority than securing the release of Americans detained overseas", Obama spokesman Ned Price said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Coroner examining death of U.S. student released by North Korea

Coroner examining death of U.S. student released by North Korea Three Americans remain in custody in the North. "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. Young Pioneer Tours said Tuesday on its Facebook page that the death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier shows that the risk American tourists face in visiting North Korea "has become too high". [Full Article...]

Arab states link Qatar's ruling family to Islamist terrorists

Arab states link Qatar's ruling family to Islamist terrorists Oil prices dipped on renewed concerns about the efficacy of OPEC-led production cuts due to the Qatar tensions, and also over growing US output. Turkey is a key ally of Qatar and is setting up a military base in the country, which also hosts the largest American air base in the Middle East. [Full Article...]


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