Global Former State Department Security Officer Accused of Spying for China
Author: 0 Former State Department Security Officer Accused of Spying for China

During a voluntary interview with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on May 24, Mallory stated that the man represented himself as working for a People's Republic of China think tank, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences , known by USA authorities to be a cover for Chinese intelligence officers.

Global IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's Mosul
Author: 0 IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday said the destruction of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its leaning minaret is "an official declaration of defeat " by the IS, Efe news reported . ISIS has rampaged through numerous cultural heritage sites in Iraq and Syria in the past three years. For Iraqis, the mosque symbolised Mosul and its history, making it a target for the IS.

Author: 0 North Korea tests rocket engine

To date, North Korea has tested their missile and rocket technology at a torrid pace this year. The North has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of a year ago in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States - something Trump has vowed "won't happen".

Global Seeking loan waiver has become fashion these days: Venkaiah Naidu
Author: 0 Seeking loan waiver has become fashion these days: Venkaiah Naidu

Meanwhile, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today came under attack from the Aam Aadmi Party and the CPI (M) for his comment that seeking loan waivers had become a "fashion". "Loan waiver has become a fashion now. Loans should be waived off but in extreme conditions only as that is not the final solution". Reacting to his comment, CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the comments were disrespectful towards the farmer community.

Global Georgia House race wasn't that special
Author: 0 Georgia House race wasn't that special

But they now have only 187 to the Republicans' 246 - a net loss of 46 seats. "This was not a referendum on Donald Trump as we would have liked for it to be", she said . I think our leadership owes us an explanation for what's going on in these four elections but also a plan moving forward. However, Whoopi Goldberg disagreed and said she doesn't even consider the Democrats' loss to Republicans in Georgia an actual "loss".

Author: 0 Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill

The text released Thursday showed the Senate legislation would still make major changes to the nation's health care system, repealing Obamacare's individual mandate, drastically cutting back federal support of Medicaid , eliminating Obamacare's taxes on the wealthy, insurers and others.

Global Australia to resume airstrikes in Syria
Author: 0 Australia to resume airstrikes in Syria

House, according to state party officials. Iranian drone Shahed-129 is displayed by armed forces in a rally commemorating the 37th anniversary of the Islamic revolution February 11, 2016 in Tehran. "But will not hesitate to defend Coalition or partner forces from any threat", the statement said . It comes days after a United States warplane shot down a Syrian government fighter jet in the north of the country, prompting a furious reaction from Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Kushner kicks off Mideast peace push with first solo visit

The settlement, Amichai, will house the residents of the illegal Amona outpost, which the Israeli Supreme Court ordered demolished for being built illegally on privately owned Palestinian land. "At that stage, [Netanyahu] said, "By March 31, I will announce a new settlement for where these people can live", and [Netanyahu kept] his part of the deal".

Global Trump publicly doubting that Russia meddled in election
Author: 0 Trump publicly doubting that Russia meddled in election

In what has become typical fashion, President Trump blamed the Obama administration for failing to "stop" Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. "It's all a big Dem HOAX ", he tweeted. Jeanette Manfra , the Homeland Security Department's acting deputy undersecretary of cyber security , disclosed publicly for the first time that a total of 21 states were targeted and said a small number of those systems were breached, although she reiterated there was no evidence any ...

Global Intercept attempt fails in missile defense test off Hawaii
Author: 0 Intercept attempt fails in missile defense test off Hawaii

Missile Defense Agency. The previous attempt in February was successful. The BLOCK IIA model is capable of engaging ballistic missiles as they begin their descent in low space, as was demonstrated in the missile's first intercept test . Late last month, in a successful test, a US long-range interceptor missile destroyed an intercontinental-range missile fired from a test site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific.

Author: 0 North Korea threat: European Union seeking role in ending regime's nuclear program

Trump wrote on Twitter that while he appreciated the efforts of President Xi Jinping and China to help with North Korea, "it has not worked out". Moon also said his policies were lining up with those of Trump when it comes to North Korea, saying he wants dialogue but first seeks a freeze of the communist state's nuclear and missile programs.

Author: 0 Man kidnaps and kills teenager in a road rage incident

Nabra died from blunt force trauma to the upper body. Officials at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement say that Martinez Torres , a native of El Salvador, may have been in the country illegally . I don't want this happening to the other families. The victim's mother tells the Washington Post that her daughter, who typically wears Western garb, was wearing a borrowed abaya, a traditional Muslim dress, which she tripped over because she wasn't used to running in it.

Global Scalise upgraded to 'fair' condition
Author: 0 Scalise upgraded to 'fair' condition

Signs acknowledging wounded Representative Steve Scalise are seen prior to the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington , D.C., on June 15. U.S. Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains hospitalized in serious condition but he's been tal... The three other people also shot in Wednesday's attack are Congressional aide Zach Barth, lobbyist Matt Mika and U.S.

Global Somalia: Car bomb hits Police station in Mogadishu
Author: 0 Somalia: Car bomb hits Police station in Mogadishu

However, the attack bore the hallmarks of similar assaults by al-Shabab, a Takfiri militant group linked to al-Qaeda which has a history of carrying out attacks in Somalia. "A suicide vehicle bomb exploded at the gate of Waberi district police station". Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, said at least 34 people had been killed and more than 60 wounded, including members of the police and army, civilians and staff of the New Kabul Bank branch where the attack took place on ...

Global Donald Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election
Author: 0 Donald Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

The public disclosure finally came October 7, when Johnson and James R. Clapper the then-director of national intelligence, said in a joint statement that Russian Federation was involved in cyber "threats and disclosures ... "One of the candidates, Johnson said, not naming but clearly referring to Donald Trump , "was predicting that the election was going to be rigged", Johnson said, and so we were concerned that by making the statement, we might in and of itself be challenging the ...

Author: 0 Senate Republicans Unveil Healthcare Bill

States could not get exemptions to Obama's prohibition against charging higher premiums for some people with pre-existing medical conditions, but the subsidies would be lower, Pearson said , making coverage less unaffordable. Obama urged Republicans on Capitol Hill to not simply be driven by meeting a campaign promise, but to instead think about the potential for millions of Americans to lose their insurance.

Author: 0 JD(U) Kerala Unit not to back BJP candidate Kovind

Naidu told ANI, "I welcome Janata Dal (United) (JDU) president Nitish Kumar's announcement of support to Ram Nath Kovind who has been nominated as NDA's presidential candidate". It remains to be seen whether BSP, which has also said that it can not oppose a Dalit candidate unless the opposition has a more popular Dalit nominee , attends the opposition meeting.

Global Special education teacher charged with sexual assault
Author: 0 Special education teacher charged with sexual assault

Ramos, however, eventually confessed to having sex with the teen a "handful of times" between December 2016 through April. Ramos's attorney maintained her innocence when talking to the newspaper. The teacher initially denied having a sexual relationship with the student when detectives first approached her. The girl reported that, while she was the only passenger on the bus, Cruz touched her inappropriately, state police said.

Author: 0 Trump and Republicans don't want Nancy Pelosi to go

The response from some: It better be. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., left, walks offstage after speaking at an election night party for Democratic candidate for 6th Congressional District Jon Ossoff in Atlanta , Tuesday, June 20, 2017. "Democrats didn't lose because white working class voters defected to Trump", said Steve Phillips, the group's founder. So it's time for change. "I feel extraordinarily honored and privileged to have this opportunity to represent the people of the 6th ...

Author: 0 U.S. soldiers killed by Afghan army soldier in insider attack

Attahullah Khogyani , a spokesman for the governor in Nangarhar province, said earlier Saturday that two USA soldiers had been killed and two others wounded in the attack. There are some 8,400 USA troops stationed in Afghanistan. The reports have not been confirmed by the US. Helmand for years was the centrepiece of the U.S.

Author: 0 EU citizens to register in post-Brexit UK residency scheme -Guardian

Talks on Britain leaving the European Union began Monday with both sides saying they will focus first on an orderly withdrawal: a deal for citizens living in each other's territory, border arrangements between Ireland and the United Kingdom and the amount that Britain will pay to get out of previous EU commitments.

Global Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria
Author: 0 Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

A United States jet has shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by forces backing the Syrian government in the south of the country, American officials say. The U.S. -led Combined Joint Task Force said the drone displayed "hostile intent" as it approached the outpost. The drone was promptly shot down by a U.S.

Author: 0 Young prince holds hawkish views on Iran

Against such a background, the Prince's elevation will only prompt Saudi Arabia to turn more hawkish on regional policy, while reforms take a back seat. "This should not impact the overall budget or the budgeted deficit but we expect that it will contribute toward increased consumer spending and confidence, serving as a boost to economic growth and ensuring stability in consumer demand trends going forward", Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said in the statement.

Author: 0 Trump seizes on GOP victory in Georgia to push agenda

High-profile endorsements for the candidates were also abundant: President Donald Trump voiced his support for Handel. Democrats' decisive Tuesday night loss in Georgia's special election - a race into which they poured tens of millions of dollars to make it the most expensive House race in us history - is leaving Democrats to strategize a path forward for the 2018 midterm elections.

Author: 0 Britain's May unveils measures to win maximum support for Brexit

Tempted a big lead over the opposition Labour party in opinion polls, May had called the snap election expecting an overwhelming victory that would silence dissenters and give her a mandate to push ahead with plans to leave the European Customs Union and drastically limit immigration as Britain leaves the EU.

Author: 0 Presidential polls: Snubbed over Bhagwat, Shiv Sena suggests Swaminathan

Azad's meeting comes ahead of a June 21 JD-U meeting on the presidential election . On Monday, Thackeray had told sainiks that he would not approve of BJP's selection of a candidate, if it was done keeping caste factor in consideration. "Shiv Sena is in favour of nomination of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for the Presidential poll". Bhagwat, 66, recently said he is not interested in the president's post.

Global Trump casts doubt over Russia's role in DNC hack
Author: 0 Trump casts doubt over Russia's role in DNC hack

Johnson also said he did not know the information that formed the basis for the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Russian Federation tried to break into election systems in nearly two dozen states a year ago, and they are likely to try again. "If I have one major request to Congress and the administration other than rescinding the critical infrastructure designation for elections or placing clear ...

Author: 0 Colorado lawmakers divided over President Trump's Cuba reversal

However, in a shift from Obama's approach, Trump said trade and other penalties would stay in place until a long list of prerequisites was met. Sen. Policy changes will not take effect until the Treasury and Commerce departments have completed a complete review of the new policy in a process that may take up to 90 days.

Author: 0 Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over United States student who died

Last week, the release of a detained USA tourist in what initially seemed a gesture of goodwill by Pyongyang turned sour when it was revealed that 22-year-old Otto Warmbier had been in a coma for some time . Warmbier was accused in January 2015 of trying to steal a propaganda banner at his hotel while visiting North Korea, tearfully confessed and was convicted of subversion .

Global Backed report says South Sudan no longer in starvation
Author: 0 Backed report says South Sudan no longer in starvation

A new report by Amnesty International says South Sudanese forces burned, shelled and ransacked homes between January and May, killing civilians and forcing thousands from the Shilluk ethnic minority to flee. South Sudan is no longer classified as being in starvation following an increase in aid, a UN-backed report says . "It was something to witness such a situation".

Global Merkel says EU future more important than Brexit talks
Author: 0 Merkel says EU future more important than Brexit talks

Brexit talks kicked off on Monday, and the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, will brief European Union leaders after May has left the room on Thursday night. May will head to Brussels later in the day for her first European summit since losing her Commons majority in the June 8 general elections, reports the BBS.

Author: 0 Special Elections Results Mean 'Republicans Are in Trouble — Vox Writer

Having Pelosi as the face of the party "makes it a heck of a lot harder" to win House seats, said Rep. Tim Ryan, the Ohio Democrat who challenged Pelosi for the House minority leader post after the 2016 election. Thank you @FoxNews "Huge win for President Trump and GOP in Georgia Congressional Special Election ". Trump's foes hoped that a district in Georgia would strike a decisive blow against him.

Global Funeral for USA college student who died after North Korean detention
Author: 0 Funeral for USA college student who died after North Korean detention

The 22-year-old University of Virginia student was detained by North Korea for almost 17 months before he was medically evacuated and flown to Cincinnati on June 13. " While competition between our nations is bound to occur, conflict is not inevitable ", he said. Trump said in a Tweet on Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday, Mr Trump thanked China for its help on pressuring North Korea, but said it hadn't worked, in what some read as a tweet criticising Beijing for inaction.

Global Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony
Author: 0 Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony

Trump on Thursday also questioned why the Obama administration did not do more to halt that interference: "Why didn't they stop them?", he tweeted. President Trump also tweeted that Johnson's testimony vindicated him of the claims that he or his campaign colluded with the Russian government.

Global USA warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky
Author: 0 USA warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

With pro-Syrian government forces now between USA -backed fighters at Tanf and predominantly Islamic State-controlled areas any future offensive in the area will be hard. Iran has established a drone airfield inside Syria not far from a US military base, USA officials said Tuesday. Unlike in Iraq, where the a partner with Iraqi troops to liberate Mosul and other IS bastions, Washington has refused to work with Assad, who is mired in Syria's civil war that is in its seventh year and ...

Global Los Angeles sheriff's deputies shooting at dog kill teen
Author: 0 Los Angeles sheriff's deputies shooting at dog kill teen

A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot after a bullet intended for his dog skipped off the pavement and struck the boy in the chest, authorities said Thursday. As they were conducting an investigation, one of the deputies was allegedly bitten by a pit bull. That's when deputies opened fire - shooting six to eight rounds.

Global North Korea warns South Korea against 'following psychopath Trump'
Author: 0 North Korea warns South Korea against 'following psychopath Trump'

The United States has demanded North Korea release three other US citizens it holds in detention: missionary Kim Dong Chul and academics Tony Kim and Kim Hak Song. will only lead to disaster", the commentary concludes. After a one hour trial in March 2016, he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.

Global Senate GOP health bill: Cut Medicaid, end no-coverage fines
Author: 0 Senate GOP health bill: Cut Medicaid, end no-coverage fines

The Senate's new bill to reshape the U.S. health care system would hurt Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker said Thursday. The Senate bill would also reduce subsidies now provided to help people without workplace coverage get private health insurance, said Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president of the health care consulting firm Avalare Health.

Author: 0 Russians protest government corruption

People shouted "Putin is a thief" and "Russia without Putin" before being dragged away by police. "After trying to intimidate protesters into abstaining from these demonstrations with blackmail and harassment, the authorities in Moscow , St Petersburg and elsewhere have punished hundreds of those who turned up with beatings and arrests", said Denis Krivosheev, Deputy Director for Europe and Central Asia at Amnesty International.

Global Tesla is rallying after announcing it's building a factory in China (TSLA)
Author: 0 Tesla is rallying after announcing it's building a factory in China (TSLA)

On Tuesday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Hold". Tesla ( TSLA ) traded up 2.2191% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $384.7526. The Model 3 is slated to begin production in July at Tesla's Fremont plant in California, with the Model Y tentatively scheduled to follow in mid-2019.

Author: 0 Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter Obamacare

At a time when we should be working together to expand access to affordable care, this bill will force Americans to pay more for less. Sen. Rand Paul , R-Ky., speaks to the media about the Senate Republican health care bill proposal on Thursday.

Global ISIS-linked militants attack Philippines village, take hostages
Author: 0 ISIS-linked militants attack Philippines village, take hostages

He said they also implemented checkpoints, curfew, security of vital installations and critical infrastructures, seaports, airports and the land transportation terminals in coordination with various stakeholders and law enforcement agencies to ensure the public's welfare and security.

Global U.S. keeps effort to shield young immigrants from deportation
Author: 0 U.S. keeps effort to shield young immigrants from deportation

The Trump administration on Thursday walked away from an Obama-era policy created to protect undocumented immigrants with children in the United States who are either permanent residents or US citizens. In an April interview with the Associated Press , Trump said those in the program could "rest easy" because "this is a case of heart". Republicans saw it as a "backdoor amnesty" and argued that Obama overstepped his authority by protecting a specific class of immigrants living in the ...

Author: 0 UK Conservatives, DUP Have Common Interests - Cabinet Office

The Conservatives have been locked in talks with Northern Ireland's DUP since June 9, the day after the general election, and on the eve of the queen's speech senior DUP figures told the BBC discussions had not gone the way they expected , claiming the DUP "can't be taken for granted".

Global Trump to meet with tech CEOs on government overhaul
Author: 0 Trump to meet with tech CEOs on government overhaul

Trump said Monday at the White House during a meeting with more than a dozen executives from some of the nation's top technology companies. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos were among those attending an afternoon of working groups on technology issues .

Author: 0 3 teen police volunteers steal LAPD cars, stun guns

Cadets assist with rote tasks like flyering and help out at events like Dodger games, where they probably just hang out in the parking lot and don't even catch an inning of baseball. The LAPD told LAist on Thursday that the vehicles were first reported missing after an inventory check had discovered that cruisers were missing from the fleet (the LAPD has 1,800 black-and-white vehicles, according to KTLA ).

Global Key Tory manifesto bills missing from Queen's Speech, with focus on Brexit
Author: 0 Key Tory manifesto bills missing from Queen's Speech, with focus on Brexit

The nine-minute speech reflected Ms. May omitted several policies touted in the Conservative election campaign, including plans to change funding for the care of older people, which opponents dubbed the "dementia tax". This year's opening is a scaled-back version of the parliamentary ceremony, with the Queen arriving by vehicle rather than carriage and not wearing the Imperial State Crown or the Robes of State.

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