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UN reports substantial increase in Israeli settlements

UN reports substantial increase in Israeli settlements The Palestinian Authority said it had acted because Hamas had failed to reimburse it for the electricity. Around 400,000 Israelis and 2.8 million Palestinians live in the West Bank. Netanyahu has in the past given his conditional backing to two states. Netanyahu has billed the settlement as the first new one established from scratch in the West Bank in almost two decades. [Full Article...]

Missing mom found in Athens after allegedly abandoning 4-year-old daughter

Missing mom found in Athens after allegedly abandoning 4-year-old daughter Police in Georgia are looking for a mother who left her four-year-old daughter with a couple at Atlanta's airport, then took off. A Maryland woman who authorities said abandoned her 4-year-old child Thursday evening at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was located at a hotel in Athens on Saturday morning, according to Athens-Clarke County police. [Full Article...]

Golden Knights Roster Ready To Select Players

The Florida Panthers chose to protect eight skaters: forwards Aleksander Barkov, Nick Bjugstad , Jonathan Huberdeau and Vincent Trocheck; defensemen Aaron Ekblad, Alex Petrovic, Mark Pysyk and Keith Yandle, ; and goalie James Reimer. "We really like what we're looking at right now", McPhee said . "So, that is starting to happen and then we're going to go to that club and say, 'We have intere... [Full Article...]

GOP seeking to hold two House seats during special election

GOP seeking to hold two House seats during special election He voted for Jon Ossoff . Ossoff and Handel insist their matchup is not about or the dynamics on Capitol Hill. Ossoff, like so many losing Democratic candidates over the years, was brought down fundamentally by arguments grounded in identity politics. [Full Article...]

US shoots down Iranian drone in Syria

US shoots down Iranian drone in Syria Syrian government and allied troop. 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. [Full Article...]

New Zealand leader faces questions over alleged secret tapes

New Zealand leader faces questions over alleged secret tapes He said he accepted Mr English's versions of events and was "sorry if any of the answers I gave this morning were misleading". New Zealand First leader Winston Peters draws an unfavourable comparison between the enthusiasm with which the police pursued cameraman Bradley Ambrose over the 'teapot tapes' and how he says they "pulled their punches" when an MP was on the other side of the charge sh... [Full Article...]

Qatar Airways to ask US for airport audit to combat laptop ban

Qatar Airways to ask US for airport audit to combat laptop ban The exercises aim to raise "Qatari and Turkish fighting efficiency amid plans for joint operations to fight extremism and terrorism, as well as peacekeeping operations before and after military operations", said the statement in Arabic. Doha denies the accusations and says measures imposed by its Gulf neighbors amount to a "blockade". "This isolation can take years". "For us, there is no clear ans... [Full Article...]

Police kill terror suspect after blast at Brussels train station

Police kill terror suspect after blast at Brussels train station The suspect, whose identity has not been revealed, was reportedly wearing what appeared to be an explosive belt. Van Der Sypt noted that there were no other casualties besides the attacker who was confirmed dead shortly after midnight. It reopened to travelers Wednesday morning. A Belgian official says security will remain high today at Brussels rail facilities after a man blew up an explosi... [Full Article...]

McCain: Americans 'Stupid' to Still Want to Travel to North Korea

McCain: Americans 'Stupid' to Still Want to Travel to North Korea President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that if North Korea had released the US college student Otto Warmbier earlier, he might still be alive. Some observers believe that North Korea became anxious because Warmbier's condition suddenly worsened. Countries on the list are subject to restrictions on USA foreign assistance, a ban on defense exports and sales, certain controls over expor... [Full Article...]

Inmates save correctional officer who passed out during work detail

Inmates save correctional officer who passed out during work detail However, all six of them rushed to help the guard. The group opened the officer's shirt and removed his bulletproof vest to keep him cool. Moats explained to Time that the inmates " could have done anything they wanted " and if they chose to leave, "it could have been hours before anyone came across him". [Full Article...]

Britain's Prince Philip admitted to hospital with infection

Britain's Prince Philip admitted to hospital with infection Prince Charles will now accompany the Queen to the State Opening. Despite his illness, the Queen will continue to carry out her duties, with the spokesman adding: "Her Majesty is being kept informed and will attend Royal Ascot as planned". [Full Article...]

Israel begins work on first new settlement in 25 years

Israel begins work on first new settlement in 25 years Netanyahu had vowed to build a new settlement toreplace Amona , which was destroyed in February after Israel's top court ruled it was illegally built on private Palestinian land. In preliminary discussions before Kushner's visit, Palestinian sources said the phrase "two state solution" had not been used. Kushner and Greenblatt are working with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and White Hous... [Full Article...]

Man dangles baby out of window for Facebook likes

Man dangles baby out of window for Facebook likes He posted the photo on his page, which showed him holding the baby out over a high-rise balcony, with him only holding onto the child's t-shirt. The man, who has not been named, claimed the photo had been altered and that he had not placed the baby at risk. [Full Article...]

Trump weighs North Korea travel ban after Warmbier's death

Trump weighs North Korea travel ban after Warmbier's death Suggesting former President Barack Obama bears some blame, Trump said "the result would have been a lot different" had Warmbier been brought home sooner. "Now, the assessment of risk for Americans visiting North Korea has become too high". The president of the University of Virginia says she's saddened to learn about the death of a student from OH who was recently released from North Ko... [Full Article...]

Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car The squad-car video shows a wide view of the traffic stop and the shooting , with the camera pointed toward Castile's vehicle. Nevertheless, Officer Yanez was reportedly found not guilty last Friday (June 16) on one charge of second-degree manslaughter and two charges of reckless discharge of a firearm . [Full Article...]

Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist

Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist Bannon, who really has no room to talk, reportedly made his comment to the Atlantic over the weekend, in connection with an expose the magazine was writing about Spicer's evolving role at the White House. According to The Telegraph , Bannon told a media outlet that Spicer had stopped doing press briefings on camera because he'd gotten "fatter". The White House began arranging a new role f... [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy 2021 in doubt, ICC mulls 2 WT20s in 4 years

Champions Trophy 2021 in doubt, ICC mulls 2 WT20s in 4 years The win was a stunning turnaround for Pakistan, which was ranked eighth in the eight-team competition and lost its opening group match against India by 124 runs. We have repeatedly been saying in these columns that Pakistan has no dearth of talent but the only issue is if they are provided with right kind of training and chance to prove their metal. [Full Article...]

Republican Handel wins Georgia House election

Republican Handel wins Georgia House election Republicans have some breathing room after Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia to avoid a major upset ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Democrats had hoped that they could harness the anti-Trump energy in Georgia's Sixth Congressional District, located in the Atlanta suburbs and brimming with well-educated voters, to take over what had for several de... [Full Article...]

British police release footage showing devastation inside London's Grenfell tower

Two British ministers said Sunday that the new exterior cladding used in a renovation on Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations. There are questions about why the block was not fitted with sprinklers or a central smoke alarm, and whether a recent refurbishment, including new external cladding, helped fuel the flames. [Full Article...]

Iran Launches First Ballistic Missile Strike Against ISIS In Syria

Iran Launches First Ballistic Missile Strike Against ISIS In Syria State TV repeatedly aired video footage of the beginning of the attack Monday, showing several missiles streaking across a dark night sky. That effort has been bolstered by the freeing up of thousands of Shiite militias that had fought in a campaign across the border to capture the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants. [Full Article...]


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