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US will protect our interests in Syria

US will protect our interests in Syria The incidents reflect mounting competition for areas of Syria where Islamic State group (IS group) insurgents are in retreat, leaving swathes of territory up for grabs and posing the question of what comes next for US policy that is shaped first and foremost by the priority of vanquishing the jihadists. [Full Article...]

Disclosing name before parleys on presidential nominee may not be appropriate: Government

Disclosing name before parleys on presidential nominee may not be appropriate: Government The ruling National Democratic Alliance's candidate for the July 17 presidential election will file his nomination papers before June 24, and the opposition parties would be informed of the name before the papers are filed. "After all, our government is safe in the hands of the BJP ", another minister said. At a recent meeting of Opposition parties, the CPI (M) and RJD said the fight should be ... [Full Article...]

Georgia polling places get extended hours

Georgia polling places get extended hours Special elections can be particularly useful tea leaves for studying the national mood, said Stuart Rothenberg, a nonpartisan elections analyst and columnist at The Washington Post. The former Georgia secretary of state won by nearly 4 points, beating Jon Ossoff , a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional staffer - 51.9 percent to 48.1 percent. [Full Article...]

Suspect in Brussels train station blast confirmed dead

According to reports a bomb squad performed a controlled explosion of the suspects' bomb belt and were in the process of determining whether there are any more hazards at Central Station. The national alert level was maintained at its second highest level. "The centre of Brussels is calm", mayor Philippe Close said in a tweet . Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel thanked military and securi... [Full Article...]

Trump's legal plan quite simple so far: Fight, fight, fight

The director was James Comey . Naturally, many news organizations took the tweet as confirmation of a Washington Post story that the Russian Federation election probe "now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice". [Full Article...]

USA student released from N. Korea has severe brain damage: doctor

Doctors at UC Health in Cincinnati say although 22-year-old Otto Warmbier is awake, he's seemingly unaware of his surroundings and unable to communicate. In a press conference Thursday, Dr. Daniel Kanter , professor of neurology and director of the Neurocritical Care Program, said Otto Warmbier has " severe injury to all regions of the brain" and described his current condition as "unrespo... [Full Article...]

German minister sees hope of 'soft' Brexit

If she seeks influence over another (and nationalist) devolved administration on the issue, it is reasonable to assume she will seek influence in a Government her party is effectively propping up. The Liberal Democrat northern isles MP asked: "If the government cannot even secure a deal with the DUP, how on earth can they get a deal with the European Union? ". [Full Article...]

Trump slams Ossoff, praises Handel in tweets

Through the campaign, Ossoff was hesitant to even say Trump's name. And where Clinton graciously expressed her appreciation for a society in which young women could make their own political choices, even if that meant supporting Sanders, Handel and her surrogates also seem pretty determined to convince voters to support the more "experienced" candidate, whom Handel identifies as. [Full Article...]

US shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria

Russian Federation on Monday said that it was closing the communication line after a U.S. F-18 Super Hornet downed a Syrian government SU-22 fighter-bomber on Sunday. Tensions escalated on Sunday as the U.S. military brought down a Syrian military jet near Raqqa for bombing near US-allied forces on the ground, the first time Washington had carried out such an action in the multi-pronged civi... [Full Article...]

A look at Syria's conflict, as mutual enemies close in on IS

The drone, a Shaheed-129, was hit by an F-15E Strike Eagle after it "displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces", the USA military said in a statement . Three days ago, an US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Su-22 aircraft, marking a deadly escalation of the conflict. Relations between Paris and Moscow were increasingly strained under former President Francois Hol... [Full Article...]

Video footage helps identify London mosque attacker

Video footage helps identify London mosque attacker The UK Muslim Council tweeted "we have been informed that a van has run over worshippers as they left Finsbury Park Mosque ". Apart from 11 people injured , police were still looking into a possible link between the incident and one death at the scene. [Full Article...]

Moscow accuses US-led coalition of terror 'complicity' over

Moscow accuses US-led coalition of terror 'complicity' over After following Tuesday's incident, the USA military has destroyed the pro-Syrian forces fifth time in the southern Syria since late May. The drone, downed near a combat outpost in the town of At-Tanf, was the second one shot down by USA forces in 12 days; the downing comes as Pentagon officials are working to defuse heightened tensions in southeastern Syria. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia and allies release Qatar 'terror list'

Saudi Arabia and allies release Qatar 'terror list' U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Middle Eastern leaders complained about Qatar when he demanded an end to support for radical ideology that encourages terrorism. "I want to call on all other nations to immediately stop supporting terrorism". Trump said Saudi Arabia and other nations had talked to him about confronting Qatar in the wake of his recent visit to Riyadh. [Full Article...]

Narayanan to Kovind, a tale of two dalit presidents

However, the opposition , now a depleted force sans BSP's Mayawathi and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar , hesitated to question Kovind's credentials and made a decision to meet on 22 June to chalk out a strategy. The Congress refused to comment on Kovind but criticised the lack of efforts on the BJP's part to build consensus on its presidential candidate. The decision, however, was welcomed ... [Full Article...]

ISIS Massacring Civilians Fleeing Battle for Iraq's Mosul, UN Says

ISIS Massacring Civilians Fleeing Battle for Iraq's Mosul, UN Says Large numbers of civilians are being killed and injured in western Mosul because Iraqi and US -backed coalition forces are relying on the use of heavy weapons as they struggle to push Islamic State group militants from the city, human rights organizations warned . [Full Article...]

US sends supersonic bombers in show of force against N.Korea

Spicer said the U.S. is continuing to work with China to apply pressure on North Korea and said the USA has seen "positive movement" with China. The death comes as the USA is grappling for a coherent policy toward North Korea , amid differences with South Korea over the issue. [Full Article...]

Adidas, NHL unveil Wild new look

This new deal with Adidas will span seven years. The new home jersey for the Vancouver Canucks is still a sleek blue. "I like the warning symbols on it". The team's uniform features steel gray, black, gold and red with the knight's helmet logo - with clever negative space V - as the crest and the star and crossed swords secondary logo on the shoulders. [Full Article...]

Saudi King Deposes Crown Prince Nayef, Appoints his Own Son

King Salman has called for a public pledging of loyalty to Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday evening in Mecca. The newly announced Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman already oversees a vast portfolio as defense minister and head of an economic council tasked with overhauling the country's economy. [Full Article...]

"Probably not that many tourists" to stop from visiting North Korea

Spicer said the USA is continuing to work with China to apply pressure on North Korea and said the U.S. has seen "positive movement" with China. Former U.S. Three Americans remain held in North Korea . 13 June 2017 - He is released from North Korea and medically evacuated to the US. George Hunziker said his brother was young like Warmbier and did not realize the seriousness of his ac... [Full Article...]

Gonski 2.0: Government secures Senate crossbench backing for schools legislation

Gonski 2.0: Government secures Senate crossbench backing for schools legislation The Greens said they would not allow any sector-specific carve out for the Catholics or anyone else. The amendments include an extra $5bn to schools on top of the $18.6bn pledged by the Federal Government, reducing the roll-out from 10 years to six and a $50m package to help Catholic schools transition to the new model. [Full Article...]


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