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Japan Has Surprise Trade Deficit in May on Energy Import Jump

Oil prices were lower on Monday, weighed down by global surplus and the continuing increase in production in the U.S. The United States added 6 oil rigs last week. "There are some gains in durable goods, which are related to consumer spending, but rising factory output is the bigger factor behind imports". The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday and upgraded its assessment of pri... [Full Article...]

Syrian Army Declares Two-Day Ceasefire in Deraa

Syrian Army Declares Two-Day Ceasefire in Deraa Apart from that, the diplomat confirmed that Moscow was hopeful that a next round of Syrian talks in Kazakhstan's capital Astana would take place on July 4-5. But recent weeks have seen heavy lashes in Daraa city and the surrounding area. De Mistura said this week a new round of talks would depend on the progress made in setting up the de-escalation zones. [Full Article...]

President Trump Admits: 'I Am Being Investigated for Firing the FBI Director'

The White House confirmed that Mr Mueller was among the candidates Mr Trump interviewed to replace Mr Comey. Administration officials and the president's advisers are anxious Trump's tweets and public statements about the Russian Federation probe will trigger additional damaging leaks, but they said he can not stop talking about the investigation, reported Politico . [Full Article...]

Gingrich: Can't Relax With Dem Donors on Mueller's Hiring List

The President is the chief executive officer of the United States, if he wants to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, he can just fire him. "But it's part of a pattern, as you saw the one sign this guy was holding, you've had an increasing intensity of hostility on the left", Gingrich said. [Full Article...]

Favourites Portugal, Mexico meet early in Confederations Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo & Co did not win a single game in the group stages and their quarterfinal and semifinal matches were both decided on penalty shootouts. Mexico are stronger and more experienced than that last meeting, but reaching the final will not be easy. Ten of its players are with Portuguese teams . [Full Article...]

Take greater responsibility for your people, UN refugee chief tells South Sudan

Take greater responsibility for your people, UN refugee chief tells South Sudan UNHCR also sounded an alarm over another rapidly escalating crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo, where over 1 million people have been displaced internally and over 30,000 terms have crossed into Angola since August. Syria continued to have the largest forcibly displaced population - 12 million - including 5.5 million refugees, 6.3 million internally displaced people and 185,000 asylum seekers... [Full Article...]

India keen to deepen relations with China: VK Singh

India keen to deepen relations with China: VK Singh National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is likely travel to Beijing next month. Our NSAs are scheduled to meet next month. "In a meeting in Delhi previous year they (the NSAs) had reached significant understanding on security and counter terrorism matters", said Singh, who represented external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj at the meeting who couldn't attend herself due to health issues. [Full Article...]

United Nations unable to confirm death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

United Nations unable to confirm death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike. Western sources said they could not corroborate the death while Iraqi officials said they were sceptical about reports about the secretive leader. [Full Article...]

German minister sees hope of 'soft' Brexit, with conditions

Both sides are still in disagreement over how exactly they will progress. They also have a strong incentive to deny the United Kingdom a deal so attractive it might encourage others to follow the British example. DOG'S BREAKFAST While Britain's economy has shown unexpected resilience since the Brexit vote, there are signs of weakness. The Commission said: "The opening of negotiations at poli... [Full Article...]

London fire: Queen Elizabeth issues somber message after site visit

London fire: Queen Elizabeth issues somber message after site visit Previously, the Metropolitan Police had confirmed 30 people had been killed in the inferno; the announcement Saturday almost doubles that number. British Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a judge-led full public inquiry into the incident and is expected to pay a visit to the injured in one of the London hospitals after she faced criticism over her failure to meet the victims during a ... [Full Article...]

Afghan President issues ultimatum to Taliban

The tense week of violence during the holy fasting month of Ramadan has left hospitals in Kabul overwhelmed, with many running beyond capacity to treat the injured. "Our prayers are with the victims and their families of this inhuman and cowardly attack", a tweet from the office of President Ghani said after the attack. [Full Article...]

Wife Of Alexandria Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This'

Wife Of Alexandria Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This' Hodgkinson rarely joined in the political discussions often set off by the television in the room and never showed any signs that he was troubled, Euille said. DALE WALSH: I just want to let people know that he wasn't evil, that he was, I guess, exhausted of some of the politics that are going on. Richard Wagner, chief deputy of the St. [Full Article...]

Steve Scalise Still In Critical Condition After Being Shot

Steve Scalise Still In Critical Condition After Being Shot She said Hodgkinson was home all day, and she suspected he left because "he just wanted a break from it". That's why Democrats' and Republicans' decision to go ahead with their baseball game on Thursday in Washington is so welcome. Scalise, who was shot in the hip , is now out of surgery. Scalise's security detail and other police officers shot and killed the assailant, James Hodgkinson of IL... [Full Article...]

#IndVsPak final: Why Pakistan fears India's batting and Kohli's leadership

It was all a far cry from the Asian giants' opening group match at Edgbaston on June 4 where Pakistan slumped to 164 all out in a thumping 124-run defeat by India . Credit to Pakistan . They outplayed us. Hardik Pandya was the top-scorer for India with 76 runs before he was run out by Hasan in the 27th over after a mix-up with partner Ravindra Jadeja . [Full Article...]

White House committed to anti-Russian sanctions - spokesperson

White House committed to anti-Russian sanctions - spokesperson The chamber passed the bipartisan sanctions legislation 97-2. The sanctions measure has been attached to a bill imposing penalties on Iran that the Senate is now debating and which also has strong bipartisan support. The bill must now pass in the House of Representatives and be signed by President Trump before being enacted. The Crapo Amendment on Russian Federation mostly was created to pre... [Full Article...]

Two Britons treated for burns after Portuguese forest fires

Two Britons treated for burns after Portuguese forest fires Huge clouds of smoke and red flames enveloped the forested Pedrogao Grande area some 150 kilometers (95 miles) northeast of the capital city Lisbon . A forest fire is seen near Tojeira, Pedrogao Grande . The government has declared three days of mourning to pay tribute to victims who lost their lives. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation inquiry: I'm under investigation

Robert Mueller , the special counsel named by the department to investigate the Russian Federation matter, is now examining whether Trump or others sought to obstruct the probe, a person familiar with the inquiry said on Thursday. The Department of Justice has a long established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations. During a June 13 hearing, Rosenstein specifically was asked ... [Full Article...]

WashPost: Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller

Mr Rosenstein reportedly told Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand that she would have authority over the probe if he were to remove himself from the investigation. FILE - In this June 13, 2017 file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington . Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she was "increasingly concern... [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo thinking only of Confederations Cup: Andre Silva

Southampton defender Cedric Soares had appeared to win the game for Portugal in the 86th minute, but Hector Moreno headed in extra time to share the points. "Regarding Ronaldo, he is motivated, and what I can see is that he is taking the competition very seriously, is totally dedicated to training and thinking about the next game against Mexico ", the striker said . [Full Article...]

Trump acknowledges he's under investigation

Trump said on Twitter , calling the probe into him a " Witch Hunt ". It was unclear if Trump was referencing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or Special Counsel Robert Mueller . It's worth noting that Rosenstein recommended firing Comey over his handling of the Clinton email investigation. After Mr. Comey's firing, the administration gave differing reasons for his dismissal. [Full Article...]


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