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Jury finds officer who shot Philando Castile not guilty

Jury finds officer who shot Philando Castile not guilty According to Castile's girlfriend Diamond Reynolds, Castile reached into his pocket to produce his ID when Yanez shot him. Castile was not linked to that crime. The last words he spoke before dying were, "I wasn't reaching for it". Friday's verdict drew an angry reaction from Castile's mother. John Thompson protests against the acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez , was found not g... [Full Article...]

Court releases dash cam video of Castile shooting

The latest video corroborates Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds' original report to police and media, stating that Castile alerted Yanez of his firearm possession and was willingly cooperating with authorities. Before Castile finishes that sentence, Yanez has his hand on his own gun and is pulling it out of the holster. The Facebook video was shared widely, and included Reynolds' ... [Full Article...]

American Student Released by North Korea

American Student Released by North Korea Warmbier was detained in January 2016 at the airport in Pyongyang while on his way home. Instead, the administration credited the release to its diplomatic intervention. Imprisoned in North Korea are three of a U.S. citizen. "We are so grateful that he is finally with the people who love him". U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that 22-year old Otto Warmbier is on his way back ... [Full Article...]

UK: Pressure on May as Grenfell Tower death toll rises

UK: Pressure on May as Grenfell Tower death toll rises Five people who died in the blaze have been identified and 74 were missing and presumed dead following the devastating blaze in the council-owned Grenfell tower block in west London. "I would like to reassure everybody that we will be looking at all criminal offences that might have been committed by any individual or any organisation". [Full Article...]

N Ireland party leader 'delighted' with UK deal

May and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster presided at the signing of a three-page so called "confidence and supply" deal at Downing Street that is some way short of a more formal coalition agreement. It also provides 200 million pounds ($255 million) over two years to transform Northern Ireland's health service, 100 million pounds ($127 million) for immediate needs health and ... [Full Article...]

Trump announces $200M apprenticeship initiative

The NRA says the US foodservice industry employs more than 14.7 million people. Trump's speech was light on details, but according to the Associated Press , about $200 million will be used for the new program. The president wants students to be able to use federal student aid for a wide variety of " earn while you learn " programs, including apprenticeships, the White House officials said... [Full Article...]

Portugal is close to containing wildfire that killed 64

But in a freakish sequence of events, officials with the Portuguese government and the Civil Protection Agency said they could not confirm a crash had taken place. A spokesman for Spain's Ministry of Defense said it had not lost a plane, denying earlier reports that a Spanish water-dropping plane had crashed. [Full Article...]

Controversy arises at Chicago Dyke March

Controversy arises at Chicago Dyke March One of the women bearing the flag says she wasn't simply told to fold up her banner -she was harassed, screamed at, and berated before being publicly ousted from the march. "Yesterday, June 24, Chicago Dyke March was held in the La Villita neighborhood to express support for undocumented, refugee, and immigrant communities under threat of deportation", organizers said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Olympics: N Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

Olympics: N Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team According to reports, South Korea sports minister Do Jong-hwan said North Korea could host some skiing events. The two Koreas fielded joint teams at the 1991 World Table Tennis Championships and the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship. [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump says she tries to stay out of politics

Ivanka Trump says she tries to stay out of politics Ivanka's role is a third-level executive office position, but she has access to classified information , and she's one of few people who enjoy walk-in privileges to the Oval Office. I think that would be a very odd scenario". Trump said she also believes that having different viewpoints at the table is a "positive thing". Ivanka Trump appeared on Fox and Friends to deliver more quotables ... [Full Article...]

India's Modi in Washington to Meet Trump for Bilateral Talks

India's Modi in Washington to Meet Trump for Bilateral Talks Bezos was among the 20 United States business leaders who interacted with Modi as part of a roundtable interaction. In an apparent dig at China, Modi said that India believed in following the world order. “The White House is very interested in making this a special visit. "USA companies have a great opportunity to contribute to that", he said adding his government had introduced 7,000 reform... [Full Article...]

Qatar demands 'blockade' be lifted for talks to begin

Qatar demands 'blockade' be lifted for talks to begin Nobody has been able to provide any evidence of Qatar's alleged interference in affairs of other countries, the Qatari foreign minister added. "This state is weaponising jihadists and Islamists, it is using this as a weapon of influence", he added. [Full Article...]

Republican Senator Dean Heller opposes health care bill

But more important, like Collins, Heller set out conditions for getting his support that it's unlikely Mitch McConnell could meet without blowing up his entire coalition. "I don't have the feedback from constituencies who will not have had enough time to review the Senate bill ", Johnson said. The state has added 200,000 more people to its program under the Obama overhaul. [Full Article...]

Nation to celebrate Eid today

Nation to celebrate Eid today Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees are holding separate meetings in different parts of the country to help the Central Committee reach a decision. The committee will announce the date of Eid-ul-Fitr after reviewing information on the sighting of the Shawwal moon. [Full Article...]

President to welcome India's prime minister Monday

President to welcome India's prime minister Monday Praising Prime Minsiter Modi, another expat said Modi has enhanced the status of Indian people across the world and we are not anxious about the H1B Visa as there are no hurdles for students who know work. Indian officials reject suggestions that Modi's " Make in India " platform is protectionist and complain about the U.S. regulatory process for generic pharmaceuticals and rules on fruit ex... [Full Article...]

Over 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide

Over 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide Dozens of homes were buried when the landslide hit Xinmo village in Mao County, Aba Prefecture Saturday morning. Rescuers had retrieved 15 bodies from the debris by 10pm Saturday, the rescue headquarters said . "It's just very bad. They had no idea what was coming", said Ms Yang, who is in her 40s. Mr Wu's wife, Ms Zhang Xiaohong, said they often sleep in other villages because of fear of... [Full Article...]

Cladding On 27 Tower Blocks Fails Safety Checks

At the weekend, the United Kingdom government reported that cladding on 34 tower blocks in 17 council areas in England had failed fire safety tests. In another area of north London, Tottenham, residents at the Rivers Apartments came home to notices advising them that experts were "carrying out an immediate review of the exterior cladding". [Full Article...]

Israel starts work on first new West Bank settlement in 20 years

Israel starts work on first new West Bank settlement in 20 years Netanyahu had vowed to build the settlement to replace Amona , a settlement outpost built on private Palestinian land that was dismantled in February following an Israeli Supreme Court ruling. Palestinians regard settlements, around 200 of which have been built over the past 50 years on occupied land that they seek for a state, as obstacles to a viable and contiguous country. [Full Article...]

Sergey Kislyak Reportedly Heading Back to Russia Amid Election Interference Controversy

Sergey Kislyak Reportedly Heading Back to Russia Amid Election Interference Controversy Russia's ambassador to the USA, who's at the center of probes involving possible collusion between Moscow and the trump campaign, is heading back home. Attorney General Jeff Sessions , a former Trump campaign surrogate, landed in hot water a month later when it was revealed he had spoken twice with Mr. [Full Article...]

Defense, military officials authorized to act on Marawi, seek foreign help

Defense, military officials authorized to act on Marawi, seek foreign help The slow progress against the group comes despite confirmation that the Philippine military is now fighting with technical support from US forces. In a statement, the DFA said Abe gave the assurance during the courtesy call of Cayetano, who went to Japan last week for a four-day working visit. [Full Article...]


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