Author: 0 Iran Brands as Crushing and Successful IS Attack in Syria

Tensions escalated on Sunday as the US army brought down the jet near Raqqa and Iran launched missiles at Islamic State targets in eastern Syria - the first time each state has carried out such actions in the multi-sided Syrian war.

Author: 0 Londoners in temporary housing after fire safety evacuations

Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government said the cladding from 34 high-rise buildings in 17 local authorities failed the combustibility test . Samples from 14 buildings in London , Manchester and Plymouth have already been found to be combustible. Earlier in the week, it emerged that the towers had been refurbished using the same external cladding material - fitted by the same contractor - that had been used at Grenfell Tower.

Global South Koreans march to protest U.S. missile defence system
Author: 0 South Koreans march to protest U.S. missile defence system

The protest came as South Korean President Moon Jae-In heads to Washington next week for his first summit with Trump amid soaring tensions over the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's sovereign right to develop its defense capabilities and nuclear deterrent.

Global 2 local sailors killed in USS Fitzgerald collision
Author: 0 2 local sailors killed in USS Fitzgerald collision

Two of three injured crew members who were evacuated from the ship by helicopter, including the ship's commanding officer, Commander Bryce Benson, were released from the U.S. "I assumed they would be together forever", Braniff said. The U.S. Navy continues to say the collision happened at 2:20 a.m. Although he's no longer at the yard every day, he said the incident was a testament to the quality ships produced at BIW.

Author: 0 Timing of Qatar F-15 deal more procedural than political

The agreement to supply dozens of F-15 jets to the Gulf state "is the latest twist in the highly contradictory U.S. diplomacy over the crisis around Qatar ", says The Guardian . Col. Rogers Cabiness briefed CNN . "We share our views to resolve this problem and remain impartial, but we say what is wrong without hesitation", he said on his return to Ankara from Kuwait on Thursday.

Global 'Power of truth' being replaced by 'truth of power': Rahul
Author: 0 'Power of truth' being replaced by 'truth of power': Rahul

In fact Rahul Gandhi grandmother Smt Indira Gandhi wanted to meet Dr Rajakumar in 1977 Chickmagaluru Lok Sabha Elections. "Looking forward to spending some time with them", Rahul Gandhi tweeted today. He said the country and its farmers should not look towards Rahul as he is in politics for picnics. Swamy's application alleges that the Congress granted an interest-free loan of Rs.

Author: 0 Kashmir Cop Lynching: Police Forms SIT, Arrest Five of 12 Identified

Mehbooba Mufti , Jammu and Kashmir's chief minister, said of the killing: "The Jammu and Kashmir Police are showing maximum restraint when dealing with their own people, but for how long?" The order late yesterday said SP (North Srinagar ) Sajad Khaliq Bhat been transferred and asked to report to the J&K Police headquarters.

Author: 0 Prince Philip admitted to hospital

The 96-year-old Prince will spend a second night in hospital Buckingham Palace have said. Yesterday, Prince Philip attended the Royal Ascot horse races, accompanying the Queen for a full day of activity. He is known to suffer from a recurring bladder infection which forced him to miss the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012. In a statement , the palace said that Philip would not be accepting new invitations for visits and engagements, although "he may still choose to ...

Author: 0 Kushner Talks Peace in Jerusalem and Ramallah

Kushner's arrival in Israel comes at a contentious time in Israeli-Palestinian relations. "After decades, I have the privilege to be the prime minister to build a new community", he said. "We told the Americans that the settlements were the source of the despair and terror because they remove any future hope for Palestinians to live in their own land", a Palestinian source told Ynet .

Author: 0 Qatar emir congratulates Saudi crown prince

The Saudi monarch quickly named him second-in-line to the throne two years ago to the surprise of many within the royal family who were older and more experienced. " Mohammed bin Nayef has strong ties with American industrialists, military and intelligence, who call him 'a hero in the fight against terrorism.' The king leans more toward the American wing of globalists and financial corporations", al Masari said.

Author: 0 Palestinian terrorists deny ISIS behind Jerusalem policewoman's murder

The SITE intelligence monitoring group said it was the first time Islamic State had claimed responsibility for an attack inside Israeli-controlled territory. The three were identified by police as two men aged 18 or 19 and another man, all from the West Bank. The PFLP said its two attackers were relatives who were both former prisoners in Israeli jails.

Author: 0 Presidential Polls: Ram Nath Kovind gets Z+ cover, files nomination

A former BJP MP, Kovind told the media after filing his nomination that he has had no party affiliation since he became the Bihar Governor after Modi took power in New Delhi in 2014. With the Opposition projecting the election as an "ideological battle" where all secular parties are "united", Kumar will begin with a prayer at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial at Rajghat, sources in the Opposition said.

Author: 0 Darjeeling Unrest: Rajnath Appeals for Calm

On Saturday, The Hindu reported that clashes across Darjeeling killed one GJM supporter and injured 35 security personnel. Banerjee later said the decision would not be implemented in the Darjeeling hills but, by then, the protests, led by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha under the leadership of Gorkha Territorial Administration's chief executive Bimal Gurung, had transformed into a movement for a separate state of Gorkhaland .

Author: 0 All eyes on Shiv Sena meeting over Kovind

Regarding the Sena's initial objection to Kovind's candidature, a BJP leader said the party should not have any problems with a Dalit because the Late Bal Thackeray was a staunch supporter of Hindu-Dalit unity. "Shah sought the Senas support for Ram Nath Kovind ", Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut told reporters here. The Sena meeting comes a day after Thackeray accused the BJP of playing Dalit vote-bank politics and of fielding Kovind merely to capture Dalit votes.

Global Trump Suggests His 'Tapes' Tweet Was To Keep Comey Honest
Author: 0 Trump Suggests His 'Tapes' Tweet Was To Keep Comey Honest

The day before, Trump tweeted that he never actually recorded his conversations. After all, it seems increasingly unlikely that evidence will emerge Trump engaged in any illegal collusion with Russian officials. And his embrace of birtherism, which questioned whether Obama was born in the United States and was eligible to become president, fueled his own political rise.

Global Security beefed up for Rath Yatra in Bhavnagar
Author: 0 Security beefed up for Rath Yatra in Bhavnagar

Summary: Delhi: Preparations for Rath Yatra in full swing at Jagannath Temple in Hauz KhasRath Yatra celebrations will be held in many cities across India from June 25 to July 06, 2017. Gajapati Divyasingh Dev would perform Chherapahanra of the raths between 1.30 pm and 2.30 pm. The nine-day festival will end with Bahuda Yatra (return journey) of deities to Jagannath temple.

Global China, US agree on aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearisation
Author: 0 China, US agree on aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearisation

China's efforts to rein in North Korea's nuclear programme "have not worked" out, United States President Donald Trump has said but appreciated Beijing for its attempts. Like past presidents, Trump is finding the USA has limited scope for punishing North Korea, particularly over the arrest of US citizens. Thornton said the talks would also cover the South China Sea, where Beijing's island-building and construction of possible military facilities have rattled neighbors and caused tension ...

Global Ronaldo's tax fraud case to be heard on July 31
Author: 0 Ronaldo's tax fraud case to be heard on July 31

Whether there is any truth in them is yet to be seen, but Ferdinand, a former teammate of Ronaldo and a great friend, is one hoping it could happen. He also claimed he has not spoken with the player, who is representing Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Lady Brexit meets Monsieur Europe: May, Macron hold talks

A total of 130 people were killed on November 13, 2015, when the Stade de France itself was one of the targets, being attacked by suicide bombers during a friendly match against Germany. On whether the terms of Brexit would now change, the Prime Minister said only: "I think there is a unity of goal among people in the United Kingdom".

Author: 0 From Public Protests to Internal Opposition: Will GOP Health Bill Survive?

Cuomo called the legislation "inhumane" and said NY would maintain requirements for insurers to cover 10 essential health benefits in their plans. Maternity coverage might also be dropped. Not explicitly. But it still gives insurers a potential way to shrink coverage for the chronically ill, albeit less obviously, said health law scholars.

Global China's Trump Honeymoon: Unexpected, and at Risk of Ending
Author: 0 China's Trump Honeymoon: Unexpected, and at Risk of Ending

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said a meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is less likely following Warmbier's death. The U.S. "Secretary Tillerson's detailed North Korea's illicit activities and suggest that China is not doing enough to combat them". Divisive trade issues will be dealt with at a later date.

Global Pelosi Claims Republicans Attacking Her Are Really Attacking San Francisco
Author: 0 Pelosi Claims Republicans Attacking Her Are Really Attacking San Francisco

Now, in the wake of the loss in Georgia and three other House special elections where Democrats failed to pull off upset wins, those divisions are rising back up to the surface. "And I'm not sure that that's there yet". Do you support this?' Yes I do, and I'm proud to do so. "We need a vision, right?" She acknowledged the attacks but added: "I think I'm worth the trouble".

Global Saudi Arabia announces Eid will begin on Sunday
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia announces Eid will begin on Sunday

The decision called on all Sharia courts across the country to look out for the crescent moon and inform the committee. The exact date of Eid depends on a combination of the sighting of the new moon and astronomical calculations. If not, the next day is counted as 30th day of the prevailing month and the new month begins thereafter. Muslims believe that by fasting for six days in Shawwal they will be rewarded by Allah as if they had fasted for the entire Year.

Author: 0 13 ways the Senate GOP health-care plan could impact MI

McConnell (R-Ky.) can not pass the bill if he loses more than two Republican votes. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said Friday he will not vote for the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill as now written. Brian Sandoval in Las Vegas. "If they try to write it just with Republicans, I think maybe they're going to have a bad result", Warner cautioned. The pressure is on to get a repeal and replace bill passed soon as a growing list of insurance companies announce plans to pull out of ...

Global #ConfedCup Ronaldo scores as Portugal, Mexico reach semis
Author: 0 #ConfedCup Ronaldo scores as Portugal, Mexico reach semis

Along with Mexico , Portugal - which defeated New Zealand 4-0 on June 24 - will advance to the Confederations Cup semifinals. Portugal coach Fernando Santos could deny himself the pleasure of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play against New Zealand on Saturday in St.

Author: 0 Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

He was a proud European and was at the forefront of closer integration through what became the European Union . Kohl considered Konrad Adenauer - West Germany s visionary first chancellor , who allowed the nation to make a fresh start after World War II - as an ideological forefather.

Author: 0 IRGC Missile Attack Proves Iran Can Counter All Threats: MP

A Guard statement carried on its website said the strike came from its bases in western Iran . Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, who commands the coalition-led air campaign over Syria , said Monday that the United States would re-position its aircraft to minimize the risk from Syrian and Russian air defenses but would continue its strikes against the Islamic State in Syria .

Author: 0 One number puts the Democrat loss in Georgia in stunning perspective

Despite national fervor and grassroots activism that have sprung up on the left since President Trump took office, Republicans have swept all four special election races in 2017. "They always want to choose our leaders and usually they go after the most effective leaders because they want to diminish the opportunity that we have", Pelosi said.

Author: 0 Russian hacking 'a big Dem HOAX'

In August 2016, based on evidence that Russian Federation was trying to hack our election systems, the Obama administration attempted to designate those systems as "national critical infrastructure". "State election officials are very sensitive about what they perceive to be federal intrusion into their process", Johnson said, noting that he often encountered officials pushing back and arguing that "it's our process, our responsibility".

Author: 0 North Korea conducts another missile test

The strategy harks back to the South Korea's decade-old " Sunshine Policy ", former president Roh Moo-hyun's unsuccessful outreach to the North, which Moon supported. More fundamentally, Moon believes that the U.S. has steered the alliance's North Korea strategy off course. That said, North Korea first wants to see the U.S.

Author: 0 Afghan Taliban storm police headquarters in E. town, 7 killed

On 11 June, the Taliban claimed a similar operation in the east of the country: an Afghan soldier opened fire on United States troops killing three soldiers and wounding a fourth in an operation against insurgents in the eastern province.

Author: 0 Qatar confirms getting a list of demands

The list of demands that Saudi Arabia just sent to Qatar confirms that skepticism. They include the severing of links with Iran, the closure of a Turkish military base in Qatar , the halting of all forms of funding for terrorism and extremism, and the renunciation of ties with groups like Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood , the "Islamic State" militant network, al-Qaida, and Lebanon's Hezbollah movement.

Author: 0 Hear Jared Kushner Speak in a Rare Public Appearance

Despite being largely against Trump's positions at the time, there was at least a cautious sense they might be able to work together on issues such as cyber security and job creation. According to the Hollywood Reporter , Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos - who has been a vocal critic of Trump in the past - called on the USA government to take advantage of commercial technology , much like those provided by his own company and others sat at the table.

Author: 0 Donald Trump questions impartiality of Russian Federation investigation chief Mueller

Trump's new argument is that Comey told the truth under oath, but only because the president - the strategic mastermind that he is - tricked him by publishing a deceptive tweet about tapes that don't exist. "It wasn't very stupid, I'll tell you that", Trump said. There has been leaking by Comey . Trump concluded by maintaining that he had never changed his story, and that his "story was always the truth".

Author: 0 House Dem: Pelosi's Time Has 'Come And Gone'

Any effective leader, she said , would be a target of the opposition. "CLF never deviated from the goal of defining Ossoff as a dishonest liberal". In her weekly news conference, the San Francisco lawmaker called herself a "master legislator" and a "strategic, politically astute leader" who can raise a lot of money and has experience winning a majority in Congress.

Author: 0 North Korea denies torturing U.S. student, calls death a mystery

According to Rodman and his agent, Chris Volo , the duo personally lobbied the Pyongyang government to send Warmbier home. USA college student Otto Warmbier died just days after returning to the United States after spending 17 months imprisoned in North Korea, but the country's state-run media believes the real victim in Warmbier's death has been overlooked.

Author: 0 North Korea Officially Denies Torturing Otto Warmbier

But the spokesman, whom state news did not identify, said that American doctors who flew to Pyongyang to evacuate Mr. Warmbier recognized that the North had "provided him with medical treatment and brought him back alive" after his "heart was almost stopped".

Author: 0 Trump does not intend to fire investigator Mueller: White House

The discussions will focus on ensuring that the subcommittee's investigation is not interfering with Mueller's probe, one source said. Comey's firing led to the appointment of Robert Mueller to head up the feds' Russian Federation investigation - a move that enraged the president, who has slammed the probe as a "witch hunt", "hoax" and "fake news".

Author: 0 Turkey refuses closing military base in Qatar upon Arab states' demand

Given 10 days to make a decision, Qatar did not immediately render judgment on the specific concessions demanded of the tiny Persian Gulf nation, which include shuttering Al-Jazeera and cutting ties to the Muslim Brotherhood . Qatar has confirmed receiving the list Thursday from Kuwait , which is mediating the dispute, but has not yet commented on them. "There are no IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) elements in Qatar and the agreement with Turkey is a long-standing diplomatic ...

Author: 0 Sailing-New Zealand extend lead over U.S. in America's Cup final

The underfunded but crafty Kiwis are humbling the powerhouse team owned by American software tycoon Larry Ellison . Spithill has been here before. After five days with no racing, both crews have been working to improve the performance of their space-age foiling catamarans, with the pressure on the US crew to match the superior speed shown by the Kiwis in their first races.

Global Menendez Weighs in on 'Devastating' Senate Health Care Bill
Author: 0 Menendez Weighs in on 'Devastating' Senate Health Care Bill

None of the Senate's 48 Democrats are expected to support the package, meaning the legislation survives only if no more than two Republicans vote no. For ordinary Americans, any gains from lower taxes would be eaten up by the rocketing cost of health care. "I think that they'll probably get there, but we'll have to wait and see".

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