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US Seeks More Chinese Contribution to Fight Terror

US Seeks More Chinese Contribution to Fight Terror Mattis was speaking after high-level security talks Wednesday with China in which North Korea was a key topic of discussion. Even direct talks with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un - which seem less likely after the death of Otto F. [Full Article...]

European Central Bank takes steps to extend CCP oversight powers

European Central Bank takes steps to extend CCP oversight powers The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) has adopted a Recommendation to amend Article 22 of the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank. The ECB has tabled a prospective legal amendment that would give it a "significantly enhanced" role in regulating the lucrative market, which settles business and trade conducted in the European Union cu... [Full Article...]

Presidential Polls 2017: Opposition's nominee Meira Kumar gets Z plus security

After the meeting, Lalu said Nitish Kumar, whose party JD (U) has chose to support Kovind, had taken a wrong decision. Announcing Meira Kumar's candidature at a press conference in Delhi, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said: "Opposition parties have unanimously proposed the name of Meira Kumar for the upcoming Rashtrapathi Election..." She is the daughter of l... [Full Article...]

Israeli sources: Iran missile strike a 'flop,' with most missing target

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cautioned Iran not to threaten Israel after Tehran said it launched missiles at Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria . The Dutch government is sending a military refueling plane to Kuwait to assist the US -led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria . [Full Article...]

Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession

Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession Duffin ordered Dassey freed in November, but his release was halted while Wisconsin authorities appealed the decision. Dassey was serving a life sentence for helping his uncle, Steven Avery , murder Teresa Halbach . The majority opinion by Rovner said " no reasonable court " could have any confidence that Dassey's confession was voluntary. Dassey's uncle, Steven Avery , is in the pr... [Full Article...]

Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care Rep. Steve Scalise , who was gravely wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice last week, has left the intensive care unit, reports say. Ron DeSantis , R-Fla., and others in the baseball field parking lot. And the reason why he arrived at Alexandria from his hometown of Belleville also remains under review, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. [Full Article...]

Meira's nomination Oppn.'s strategy to divide Dalits: Adityanath

The Presidential Election is scheduled for July 17, while the counting of votes will take place on July 20. "He had worked in Bihar without any bias". However, dashing the Opposition's hope, the JD (U) rejected Lalu Prasad's request to reconsider its support to the NDA's presidential nominee, saying its stand is based on merit and it will stick it. [Full Article...]

Finsbury Park mosque van attacker identified as Darren Osborne

British authorities have said the attacker, who is being held on terror charges, was not known to them or associated with extremist groups, but investigators are exploring reported anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim remarks. The following day, Osborne repeated the insult to Mrs Sherizi's 10-year-old daughter. He said the attack was one of terror and that it was "similar" to those which have re... [Full Article...]

U.S. lays down gauntlet to China on N. Korea regime

Earlier this week, Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, told reporters that a top priority in this week's talks will be about ramping up pressure on North Korea so as to change Pyongyang's calculus over its nuclear and missile programs . [Full Article...]

Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands

The list, compiled by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain, which cut economic, diplomatic and travel ties to Doha on June 5, also demands the closing of a Turkish military base in Qatar, the official told Reuters . [Full Article...]

S. Korean leader observes missile test amid threats from N. Korea

But having dialogue is only possible when we have a strong military. Saying that he wanted to evaluate South Korea's missile capability for himself, Moon added that he is now reassured. Medium- and small-sized enterprises accounted for more than two-thirds of companies on the list. Citing an anonymous USA official, it reported Thursday Washington time that the North appeared to have conducte... [Full Article...]

Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria However, the Pentagon states that the Syrian jet had dropped bombs near USA partner forces involved in the fight to extract Raqqa from Islamic State (ISIS) control. The Australian Defence Force (ADF), which includes about 780 personnel, including 300 service members working in its air group, has announced it would resume airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq. [Full Article...]

Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP). Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall across the Texas/Louisiana Gulf Coast early on Thursday Morning dumping copious amounts of rain in the Deep South. Another had been issued for Tuscaloosa and Bibb Counties elsewhere in the state as remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy pushed through the Southeast. It has since weakened to a depression while heading far inland. [Full Article...]

White House: US Envoys' Meeting in Jerusalem Was 'Productive'

Kushner first met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , along with U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman , Israeli envoy in Washington Ron Dermer and American Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt , at Netanyahu's office in Jerusalem . [Full Article...]

Iran displays missiles in Quds Day rally

Speaking as he partook the Shia anti-Israel Quds (Jerusalem) Day rallies, Rouhni made the statement in reaction to a recent US Senate legislation that poses new sanctions on Iran, IRNA news agency reported June 23. The Iranian nation will use all its capacity to support the Palestinian intifada, or uprising, and the Islamic resistance movements, the statement noted according to IRNA. [Full Article...]

GOP opposition puts Senate health care bill in jeopardy

President Trump tweeted Thursday evening that he is "very supportive" of the Senate healthcare bill that repeals and replaces key ObamaCare provisions, while reaffirming his willingness to "negotiate". They didn't say why it was not included in the Thursday draft , but it could be because they suspect it will breach Senate rules. That focuses financial assistance on people with lower incom... [Full Article...]

Appreciate China but it's efforts on N. Korea "have not worked out"

He said the form would require Americans to affirm they're aware of what's transpired to other United States citizens, such as Warmbier, whom the senator said was "murdered" by the North. About 50 volunteers tied blue and white ribbons along a road leading from a high school to a cemetery in the hometown of a college student who was detained for almost a year and a half in North Korea and was retu... [Full Article...]

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard His promise to repeal and replace Obamacare while also touting " coverage for all " had a unique resonance. SENATE: The bill would repeal most Obamacare taxes beginning after December 31, 2016, including the 3.8 percent net investment income tax on wealthy Americans . [Full Article...]

Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin

Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin He also, according to the Post , authorized a plan to place cyberattack implants in the systems of critical Russian infrastructure. The story said Obama and at least three officials were told not only of a plot backed by Putin, but one created to defeat or damage the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton , in an effort to put President Donald Trump in the White House. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy expected to reach Gulf Coast tonight

Tropical Storm Cindy expected to reach Gulf Coast tonight So far, only one death has been reported when a 10-year-old boy was hit in the head by a large log that was pushed on shore by the storm. Even though Cindy is no longer a tropical storm, torrential rains continue to threaten the Gulf Coast and many parts of the southeast with a danger of flash floods. [Full Article...]


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