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Russia warships and sub fire cruise missiles at Syria: Moscow

United States central command claimed the jet had dropped bombs near the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and had been shot down "in collective self-defense". Macron said in an interview with European newspapers, according to Agence France-Presse. The Russian defense ministry's statement added that any coalition aircraft flying west of the Euphrates River would be tracked and "considered a... [Full Article...]

Tornado flattens buildings, flood threat lingers in southeast

Tornado flattens buildings, flood threat lingers in southeast After the two full days of storms, the rainfall totals are expected to be anywhere from 1-3 inches, with some areas possibly seeing more . New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu urged vigilance at a news conference as bands of rain from the system began sweeping over the city. [Full Article...]

DUP and Conservatives 'making progress' on deal

DUP and Conservatives 'making progress' on deal He told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: "The figures that are being bandied about are way wide of the mark". The Edwin Coe letter says any agreement between the DUP and the Conservatives would compromise the government's independence and breach the reasonable expectation of the citizens of Northern Ireland, including McClean, that the government will act with rigorous impartiality. [Full Article...]

More Russians skeptical about Putin's economic course

More Russians skeptical about Putin's economic course Politico reports the results of a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center indicates fewer Russians are pleased with their president's handling of U.S. Today, as the economy appears to be entering a period of stagnation , 46% saw the situation as good and 49% saw it as bad. However, the country is nearly completely divided in its view of it: 46 percent described the economic situation ... [Full Article...]

Bishop of Stepney addresses Finsbury Park attack vigil

In a statement on behalf of his family, his nephew Ellis Osborne , 26, said: "We are massively shocked". His mother, Christine Osborne , described him in a telephone interview with ITV News as a "complex" person but said: "That's all I can say". [Full Article...]

Jailed US student flown out of North Korea 'in coma'

Jailed US student flown out of North Korea 'in coma' Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia, was arrested for allegedly trying to remove a political poster from a hotel in Pyongyang in January 2016 while on a tourist visit. He has said he is just going to have a good time but has also hinted he is "trying to open a door" for better relations between Washington and Pyongyang. [Full Article...]

Nitish Kumar Had Pitched A Grand Alliance For President. He's Exited It

Nitish Kumar Had Pitched A Grand Alliance For President. He's Exited It With Nitish having chose to back out, political pundits now see a shrewd politician in CM Nitish Kumar - one who they see getting increasingly closer to the NDA, a coalition he was part of for 17 long years. 'Despite being the leader of the Opposition, the Congress has to tread cautiously. "The decision was taken at a meeting of our legislators". Talking to reporters after meeting Dinakaran, Kar... [Full Article...]

Brendan Dassey lawyers petition for his release

Brendan Dassey lawyers petition for his release Dassey was 16 and mentally impaired when he told police under interrogation that he helped his uncle Steven Avery rape and kill photographer Teresa Halbach. The judges said investigators had used torturous means to get Dassey to confess by using coercive techniques like fact-feeding, false promises, manipulation and leading him through the interview. [Full Article...]

Macron to announce new government line-up

Macron to announce new government line-up The president then re-appointed him and asked him to form a new government, an official statement said. French voters are casting ballots Sunday in the final round of parliamentary elections that could clinch President Emmanuel Macron's hold on power, as his fledgling party appears set to rout mainstream rivals and turn politics as usual on its head. [Full Article...]

London high-rise fire caused by refrigerator, police say

London high-rise fire caused by refrigerator, police say But while her daughter was one of the lucky ones, 79 others died or are presumed dead as a result of the blaze. Scotland Yard's also warned forensic searches might not be finished by the end of the year. Any safety findings in the Grenfell investigation are being quickly shared with regulators and civic authorities, McCormack said. It added that there is "no specific reason" for people with on... [Full Article...]

Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS targets in Syria

Twice in recent weeks, United States warplanes have shot down a pair of drones, which are believed to be of Iranian manufacture, and over the weekend, shot down a Syrian Su-22 bomber within Syrian airspace. The US military said it will work on de-escalating the situation, with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. saying on Monday that the United States will work diploma... [Full Article...]

Confederations Cup: All Whites playing to win against Portugal - captain Chris Wood

After the draw with Portugal , Mexico's coach Juan Carlos Osorio made eight changes against New Zealand , which back-fired and his side only reacted when they fell behind. It lost to Brazil in the 2013 Confederations Cup , and to Germany in the 2005 Confederations Cup . "I'm proud of what the lads did, they put in a great performance and ultimately we should have got more out of it, we did... [Full Article...]

UN to send experts to probe DR Congo violence

UN to send experts to probe DR Congo violence Council members "had no other choice but to submit to our position because we are a sovereign country", said Lambert Mende, the Congolese government's spokesman. "We fully support the establishment of an global investigation by the Human Rights Council as a step forward in identifying the perpetrators of gross violations and bringing them to justice ", he said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Severed toe stolen from hotel bar, employees 'furious' over the theft

Severed toe stolen from hotel bar, employees 'furious' over the theft The human remain - which is used in a popular "sourtoe" cocktail - was stolen from Downtown Hotel in the early hours of Sunday morning. He also said he had called the hotel to say the toe was on its way and offered a verbal apology. The hotel's policy states anyone guilty for stealing a sour toe will be fined up to $2,500, but management previously stated the fine would be waived if the toe ... [Full Article...]

David Beckham and Michael Eavis open social housing site at Glastonbury

Thom Yorke has even been known to pop up at the festival's many smaller venues and cafes to perform DJ sets as well. It's nearly like a protest to anyone who is being hateful and shows we're not afraid. Beth Llewellyn, organiser of the Peace Garden in the Green Fields, is behind the record attempt - which comes after terror attacks in London and Manchester. [Full Article...]

Palm Springs commits to Paris Climate Accord goals

Palm Springs commits to Paris Climate Accord goals The pact seeks to keep the global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The United Nations is eyeing blockchain as part of its fight against climate change. It forecasts a dwindling role for natural gas by the middle of the century due to increased competition from renewables, but reveals that governments and companies are ignoring the increasing role of low-carbo... [Full Article...]

DOJ says Texas' anti-sanctuary city law does not violate the Constitution

DOJ says Texas' anti-sanctuary city law does not violate the Constitution Critics say the law will lead to racial profiling. The law, set to begin on September 1, requires local government and law enforcement to follow all federal immigration laws and detainer requests with the threat of criminal charges if the law is neglected. [Full Article...]

Arsenal submit €50m offer for Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal submit €50m offer for Alexandre Lacazette Mesut Ozil is now their most costly purchase at £42.5m when arrived from Real Madrid in 2013. A £44m bid has been lodged by Arsenal for Lacazette . The Ligue 1 club's president Jean-Michel Aulas has told the forward, who came close to an exit previous year, he can leave for £44m this summer. Atletico can't sign players until January, which has opened the door for Arsenal to pounce. [Full Article...]

Kovind to file nomination in Modi's presence

NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind today filed his nomination papers. Dhinakarans announcement virtually seals AIADMKs entire support to the NDA candidate, and comes in the wake of Chief Minister K Palaniswami, heading the Amma faction, and rebel leader O Panneerselvam having already extended their support to the former Bihar governor. [Full Article...]

Australia to resume Syria airstrikes after Russian threat

Australia said Thursday it had lifted a suspension of its airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria that was imposed amid tensions with Russian Federation after a US fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane this week. Moscow also halted a military hotline with Washington over the incident, meant to prevent confrontations in Syria's crowded air space. Air sorties over Iraq continued dur... [Full Article...]


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