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Turkey rejects Gulf Arab states' demands over its Qatar base

Four Arab States demanded on Friday that Qatar reduce ties with Iran , halt military cooperation with Turkey and shut the Al Jazeera TV channel, media reported. Of course, the objective in giving Qatar a list like this is to create a pretext for escalation when they reject it, as they seem nearly certain to do. [Full Article...]

Princeton mayor announces support of Paris climate agreement

Princeton mayor announces support of Paris climate agreement Trump's refusal to sign made the USA one of three countries in the world to reject the agreement. One of the bills , SB 559 , builds on plans and strategies to reduce carbon emissions in accordance with levels agreed on in the Paris agreement . [Full Article...]

London police confirm deadly high rise fire began in an apartment fridge

London police confirm deadly high rise fire began in an apartment fridge Describing how the investigation was proceeding, she added: "We have been in Grenfell Tower , from top to bottom, last week". We are looking at the panelling and the entire facade of the building'. Police said there are now more than 250 specialist investigators working on "all aspects" of the investigation. McCormack said the insulation recovered from the tower and the tiles were put through ... [Full Article...]

Kushner meets with Netanyahu and Abbas

Kushner met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for about 3 ½ hours in Jerusalem before heading to the West Bank city of Ramallah for a late-night meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas . "But first of all we need to understand from the administration what is its position concerning the issue of the settlements, if they see the settlements as the main and most se... [Full Article...]

Obama to return to campaign trail to stump for Northam

The race was largely cast as the establishment versus the populist progressive, similar to the Democratic presidential primary contest previous year. In pre-primary polls, Northam polled almost 10 points ahead of Gillespie in a hypothetical match-up, and almost as many people voted for Northam in the Democratic primary as the entire Republican field. [Full Article...]

Barack Obama calls on Republicans to oppose Senate health care bill

In that case, Senate leaders plan a workaround. On the Senate floor, he said , "The President said the Senate bill needed heart". That may be a political gain in the short-term for the GOP, but we wonder if there might not be potentially a backlash - and not just because of cuts in Medicaid that might be used to offset this loss to the U.S. [Full Article...]

North Korea denies torturing US detainee Otto Warmbier

North Korea denies torturing US detainee Otto Warmbier Thornton said the talks would cover the South China Sea, where Beijing's island-building and construction of possible military facilities have rattled neighbors and caused tension with Washington; U.S. By those measures, he means, those Beijing has taken against South Korean companies in retaliation against Seoul's decision to host THAAD, the US missile defense system. [Full Article...]

North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

North Korea on Friday said the death of a USA student it freed earlier this month was a "mystery" as his health indicators and examination results were all normal when he left Pyongyang. "The smear campaign against DPRK staged in the USA compels us to make firm determination that humanitarianism and benevolence for the enemy are a taboo and we should further sharpen the blade of law", the spok... [Full Article...]

Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russian Federation at Confed Cup

Mexico faced host nations in the last two World Cups, drawing with South Africa in 2010 and with Brazil in 2014. "We will be at a disadvantage if we enter the game with this mentality". After Salcedo was carried off on a stretcher, Wood went on to put New Zealand into a surprise lead in the 42nd minute. Defender Hector Moreno is listed as doubtful because of a muscle injury. [Full Article...]

President Trump on Comey tapes - "My story didn't change"

President Trump on Comey tapes - On Fox & Friends on Friday morning, Trump said that "when [Comey] found out that there may be tapes out there - whether it's governmental tapes or anything else, and who knows - I think his story may have changed". Destroying them would be a crime. Warner says: "It's remarkable the president was so flippant to make his original tweet and then frankly stonewall the media and the country for wee... [Full Article...]

Sixers like Fultz first, Lakers eye Ball

He's already learned about life at the trade deadline. But in talking with league executives and scouts the past couple of weeks, the name that has come up consistently besides Kansas' Josh Jackson and Duke's Jayson Tatum , is Jonathan Isaac of Florida State . [Full Article...]

Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

Scalise's condition was upgraded from "serious" to "fair" Wednesday. The hospital has not provided an update. The Louisiana Republican arrived at the hospital last week in critical condition after being injured in the shooting that interrupted a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia . [Full Article...]

North Korea says it's the 'biggest victim' in US student's death

North Korea says it's the 'biggest victim' in US student's death Pyongyang's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the United States president was in a "tough situation" at home and claimed he was toying with the idea of a preemptive strike on North Korea to divert attention from a domestic political crisis. [Full Article...]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Slams 'Blood Money' GOP Health Care Bill

Several dozen protesters have been arrested after they gathered and chanted outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office over a health care proposal by Senate Republicans . "There are families - middle-income families in SC - that in 18 months will get a call from their nursing home (saying): 'You're got to come get granny because we have no more Medicaid money, and we're not k... [Full Article...]

U.S. shoots down pro-Syrian regime drone, military says

Tanf is the town on Syrian border with Jordan where U.S. troops are imparting training to Syrian rebels, officially described as "partner ground forces" in the fight against ISIS . The U.S. backs the SDF and American special forces soldiers often accompany SDF troops as advisers and trainers. " As a precautionary measure, Australian Defence Force (ADF) strike operations into Syria have temporar... [Full Article...]

ICC may have two World T20s instead of Champions Trophy

Sanjay Pathak, a local police inspector said the men from Mohad village "were celebrating Pakistan's victory by bursting firecrackers and shouting anti-India slogans", CNN reported. "He needs to be taken to the nets and sorted out", said Lloyd. In the ODI Bowlers Rankings, Pakistan's Hasan Ali, who took 13 wickets in five games to be named Player of the Champions Trophy, broke into the top 1... [Full Article...]

Arab states issue steep demands to Qatar in bid to end crisis

Arab states issue steep demands to Qatar in bid to end crisis Qatar is a major natural gas supplier for many neighbors and for European countries. Cutting ties to Iran would prove incredibly hard. - Cut ties to extremist organizations. The list also commands Qatar to stop funding publications including Middle East Eye. Isik said Ankara had hoped that tensions over Qatar could be resolved without a crisis. [Full Article...]

Funeral, vigil reveal depth of sorrow at Muslim girl's death

Funeral, vigil reveal depth of sorrow at Muslim girl's death Police say they have no evidence pointing to a hate crime by Darwin Martinez Torres , 22, a Salvadoran suspected of being in the country illegally. Torres is accused of abducting and murdering the teen before dumping her body in a pond two miles away. [Full Article...]

Islamist militants storm school in southern Philippines, take students hostages

He said the gunmen had planted improvised bombs around the school. Hundreds of civilians in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato, flee from their homes after members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) attacked the town on Wednesday dawn, June 21. [Full Article...]

Father who took daughter on term-time holiday found guilty of rules breach

Father who took daughter on term-time holiday found guilty of rules breach Mr Platt was given a 12 month conditional discharge, but was ordered to pay £2,000 court costs. Jon Platt , who took his daughter out of school to go on a holiday to Florida in April 2015, lost a legal challenge in the Supreme Court, after judgements on the case in both the original magistrates hearing and a High Court hearing were appealed by the Isle of Wight Council. [Full Article...]


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