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Qatar Purchase of US Fighter Jets Not Escalating Diplomatic Row - Turkish FM

Qatar Purchase of US Fighter Jets Not Escalating Diplomatic Row - Turkish FM Meanwhile, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday that it hoped the diplomatic and economic boycott of Qatar by its Gulf neighbours would not affect sports development in the region. A Qatari defence ministry source told Reuters Doha had bought 36 of the planes. Qatar and the U.S. finalized Wednesday a $12 billion military deal for procurement of F-15 fighters by Qatar... [Full Article...]

Search continues for inmates accused of killing 2 guards

Search continues for inmates accused of killing 2 guards MACON (The Telegraph) - According to The Telegraph in Macon , the Putnam County Sheriff's Office is reporting two corrections officers are dead after a prison bus was hijacked. According to court records, Rowe is serving life without parole for breaking into a Macon motel room and robbing two strangers at gunpoint. An investigation into the fatal shooting of two prison guards will determine... [Full Article...]

Velayati says Senate sanctions are breach of nuclear deal

Velayati says Senate sanctions are breach of nuclear deal The Senate this week approved legislation to impose new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program and other activities that USA legislators say are not related to the nuclear agreement. Iran's Foreign Ministry dismissed the recent US Senate move to impose new sanctions on Tehran over its missile program, media reported . The House of Representatives has not yet considered this ... [Full Article...]

UNSC expands sanctions on North Korea

UNSC expands sanctions on North Korea In a question-and-answer session with his audience of national security experts from across the globe, he was asked whether the USA might attack the North pre-emptively and without warning South Korea in advance. In response to questions as to how America and Australia would assert a rules-based order in the disputed waters of the South China Sea in the face of China's continued militarisation of... [Full Article...]

US lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

Jack Sava at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center . The rifle-wielding attacker - James T. Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Ill. - died after being wounded by Capitol Police. Richmond, who plays for the Democratic team, said he had visited the hospital multiple times . The attack happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park where lawmakers were practicing ... [Full Article...]

Atty. Gen. Sessions to testify next week in response to Comey hearing

Atty. Gen. Sessions to testify next week in response to Comey hearing Sessions said he would send Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, to testify about the department's budget. Richard Shelby, chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee on justice, "it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in (the Senate Intelligence Committee, which) has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information". [Full Article...]

Trump to Announce Changes to Cuba Policy

Trump to Announce Changes to Cuba Policy While on the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump criticized President Obama's Cuba policy. According to the Miami Herald , President Trump will tighten travel restrictions and ban USA spending with any state-run businesses tied to the military. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Is Being Investigated For Obstruction Of Justice & 'Possible Financial Crimes'!

On June 7, the day before former FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress about the events leading up to his firing by Trump, Adm. Rogers said he didn't feel any pressure from the president "to push back against allegations of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation". [Full Article...]

Trump says Scalise remains in critical condition a day after Virginia shooting

Scott Applewhite, File). Steve Scalise during practice days before. "To the extent that people think this is just a game, they're wrong", Richmond told reporters Thursday. But Nancy Pelosi , the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, criticised some Republicans who have blamed the shooting on vitriol from the political left. [Full Article...]

Palestinian attackers killed after killing Israeli officer

Saturday was the first time IS had claimed an attack inside Israel or annexed east Jerusalem . However, the Hamas and People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine militant groups quickly retorted that the three attackers who were killed were their members and accused IS of trying to undermine their battle. [Full Article...]

England ODI team not 'finished article' yet, says Root

England ODI team not 'finished article' yet, says Root Star batsman Joe Root says England won't be hiding behind any excuses following their shock semi-final exit at the ICC Champions Trophy , adding they also won't abandon their bold attacking style of play in future tournaments. " Cardiff's air was filled with the chants of #PakistanZindabad today". It was good for both teams. India captain Virat Kohli has promised there will be no let-up ... [Full Article...]

Pentagon agrees to United States dollars 12 billion jet deal with Qatar

Pentagon agrees to United States dollars 12 billion jet deal with Qatar Congress past year approved the sale of as many as 72 F-15s in an agreement valued at as much as US$21 billion, providing authorisation for the deal that was completed on Wednesday. So far, the dispute between Doha and nations led by Saudi Arabia has yet to shake that partnership, though cracks are showing in responses from Trump and his administration. [Full Article...]

Voice of anger amongst those who live around Grenfell Tower

Earlier, the police launched a criminal inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire incident after it emerged that cladding, used on Grenfell Tower is banned in the United States, and that it would have cost just 5,000 pounds extra for the contractors to apply a fire-resistant version of panelling to the building, according to a report by the Independent. [Full Article...]

President Trump to Qatar: Stop Funding Extremist Ideology

President Trump to Qatar: Stop Funding Extremist Ideology Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reaffirmed his backing for Qatar in its dispute with other Gulf nations, saying Turkey would never leave the tiny gas-rich country isolated. Trump and Tillerson's remarks were at odds with each other and people were quick to remark on the inconsistencies. So we had a decision to make: "Do we take the easy road or do we finally take a hard but necessary ac... [Full Article...]

Couple trapped in London fire spent final moments calling parents

Couple trapped in London fire spent final moments calling parents Ms Trevisan called her mother on Wednesday at 3am. The couple, both architecture graduates, moved to London three months ago to look for work and were captivated by the views over the capital they enjoyed from their 23rd floor flat. By about 4 a.m., smoke poured into their apartment. I had my whole life ahead of me. Her father Loris said: 'They wanted to go down but said they could see fla... [Full Article...]

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis 'shocked' to receive 'huge honour' of MBE

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis 'shocked' to receive 'huge honour' of MBE He told News Guardian that he was "absolutely astonished" when he first discovered the news. Michael Fitzgerald is recognised for services to Homeless People and the community in Maidstone. Gay's work within the prison service started in the mid-1970s where she sat on the Parkhurst Prison Board of Visitors. Founder of Virago publishing house Carmen Callil and veteran actor June Whitfield are... [Full Article...]

No cause to fire special counsel Mueller: deputy attorney general

A person close to Trump's legal team said earlier Tuesday that there have been no discussions about firing Mueller with the legal team. Rosenstein said "no, I have not", when asked by Sen. But Ruddy opened a new line of questions about Mueller's impartiality - the fact that Trump had considered Mueller for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's job before he was named special counsel... [Full Article...]

Deputy AG: No cause to fire special counsel Mueller

Deputy AG: No cause to fire special counsel Mueller When Sen. Jeanne Shaheen , D-N.H., asked Rosenstein if he has seen any reason to fire Mueller, the deputy attorney general said he had not. "If there were good cause, I would consider it". But Rosenstein made it very clear how that would go. The shortage of Senate-confirmed officials at the Justice Department who would potentially have the authority to carry out such an order would complicate... [Full Article...]

Rodman begins sightseeing on NKorea trip he hopes opens door

Rodman begins sightseeing on NKorea trip he hopes opens door Officials could not immediately confirm United States media reports that Warmbier had fallen into a coma during his incarceration. Tillerson said the State Department is still working on the release of the three other USA citizens detained in North Korea . [Full Article...]

Nets Downplay Criticism of Obama from Father of North Korea Hostage

His father, Fred Warmbier , said Thursday he does not believe North Korea's explanation that his son's condition is the result of botulism and a sleeping pill. He said Warmbier was breathing on his own, but "he has not engaged in any purposeful movements or behaviours". It has been nearly a year and a half since Warmbier was detained in North Korea , which he had visited on a five-day ... [Full Article...]


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