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Memorial marker of civil-rights icon defaced in Mississippi

Memorial marker of civil-rights icon defaced in Mississippi Till's death, and the decision of his mother, Mamie Till Mobley , to show her son's beaten body in an open casket, was a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement . . "Who knows what motivates people to do this?..." Thousands attended the funeral, and photographs of the disfigured body were widely published. Bryant's husband, Roy Bryant, and his half brother, J.W. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation and United States clash looms over chemical weapon attack fears

Russian Federation and United States clash looms over chemical weapon attack fears The U.S. holds Assad's government responsible for two sarin gas attacks that together killed hundreds of civilians in 2013 and earlier this year. The statement said preparations by Assad's forces appeared similar to ones it made in advance of a chemical attack in April that killed dozens of civilians, including children. [Full Article...]

Armed Palestinian Shot Dead After Attempting to Attack Soldiers, Israeli Army Says

Armed Palestinian Shot Dead After Attempting to Attack Soldiers, Israeli Army Says On the campaign trail, Mr Trump indicated he would be far more sympathetic to settlements than Mr Obama. The United Nations considers all settlements to be illegal and has raised alarm that the construction on land earmarked for a future Palestinian state will kill off the two-state solution to end the Middle East conflict. [Full Article...]

Theresa May details post-Brexit plans for EU citizens in UK

Theresa May details post-Brexit plans for EU citizens in UK Keir Starmer, shadow secretary of state for Brexit, previously tweeted it was " too little, too late ". "This is confirmation the government is prepared to use people as bargaining chips". A lot of people say to me that we need to sort it out. On Tuesday, EU negotiator Michael Barnier tweeted urging the United Kingdom government to provide "more ambition, clarity and guarantees" for EU citizens ... [Full Article...]

United States designates Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin as global terrorist

Tensions have been running high along the de facto border which divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan. "The designation of individuals supporting the Kashmiri right to self-determination as terrorists is completely unjustified", FO Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said in a statement without naming Salahuddin or the US. [Full Article...]

White House warns Syria could be preparing another chemical weapons attack

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says he is "not aware of any information about a threat that chemical weapons could be used". The incident involving the alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun in the Idlib province took place on April 4. [Full Article...]

What Canadians need to know about Trump's travel ban

Supreme Court . Until then, people entering the USA from one of the six countries "who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity" in the country will remain barred. Justice Clarence Thomas disagreed with Justices Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito , claiming he would have stayed the injunctions in full. The justices will hear arguments in the case in the fall. [Full Article...]

Trump hits world of scepticism on foreign affairs

Trump hits world of scepticism on foreign affairs The two leaders spent a little less than five hours together, and shared dinner-it was Trump's first working dinner with a Head of State. Since then he has pressed ahead with plans to build a wall along the USA border with Mexico, announced he will pull out of the Paris climate accord , and accused countries including Canada, Germany and China of unfair trade practices. [Full Article...]

Illinois Man, 66, Identified as Suspect in Virginia Shooting

Until recently, Hodgkinson managed a home inspection business in Belleville, Illinois, just across the MIssissippi river from St. Louis. St. Clair County Sheriff's Office in IL has been contacted for information about Hodgkinson by authorities investigating the shooting in Alexandria, an official with the sheriff's office told ABC News . [Full Article...]

S. Korea's Moon heads to US as North threat grows

S. Korea's Moon heads to US as North threat grows If North Korea suspends nuclear and missile activities, the special advisor said, South Korea could consult with the United States to scale down joint military exercises and reduce deployment of USA strategic weapons to the South. Please consider contributing to Eurasia Review, as we are truly independent and do not receive financial support from any institution, corporation or organization. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court will hear sports betting case

Several similar cases across the USA are being pressed by Christian conservatives who oppose gay marriage , and argue that providing certain services to same-sex couples violates their religious beliefs . Supreme Court rules Same-sex married couples can be listed as father or mother on birth certificate, and the state of Arkansas cannot refuse it. [Full Article...]

No council high-rises in Scotland have cladding used on Grenfell Tower

No council high-rises in Scotland have cladding used on Grenfell Tower The Metropolitan Police have said Friday, that they are looking into every company that was involved with refurbishing Grenfell tower block, as they are considering manslaughter charges. Hundreds of further buildings are being tested by the Government to see if they pose a fire threat. Ms McCormark said further tests on the fridge freezer as well as insulation and cladding were underway as par... [Full Article...]

France's Macron invites Trump to July national day parade

France's Macron invites Trump to July national day parade Her National Front party won eight seats, including hers, up from two in the outgoing Assembly. As for Mr Schwarzeneggar, he is a noted supporter of climate-friendly policies and in a video posted earlier this month he said that "one man can not destroy our progress". [Full Article...]

In Defense, Trump Seeks To Redefine Meaning Of Obstruction

In Defense, Trump Seeks To Redefine Meaning Of Obstruction With 4 months looking at Russian Federation ... under a magnifying glass, they have zero "tapes" of T people colluding. Trump's young administration has been consumed by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI, and furiously denied by the Republican president - that members of his campaign team collided with a Russian effort to tip the electoral scales in his favour. [Full Article...]

North Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

North Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team Moon is a proponent of the "sunshine policy" of engagement with North Korea , named after the Aesop fable in which the wind and the sun compete to make a traveler take off his coat. It is their first demonstration in a WTF competition in South Korea. South Korea was in a state of limbo for about six months while Park was impeached, and South Koreans watched uncomfortably as Japanese Prime Minis... [Full Article...]

Grenfell Tower response: 100% failure on 60 high-rise safety tests

Grenfell Tower response: 100% failure on 60 high-rise safety tests Councilmembers for the London borough of Camden say it was the stark memory of the Grenfell blaze, which killed at least 79 people earlier this month, that spurred them to act. Mr Curry said: "While we may be unable to speculate on the specifics of the Grenfell Tower incident, history tells us that sadly lives have been lost in previous high-rise fires". [Full Article...]

Two Privately Owned Buildings Have Failed Fire Safety Tests On Their Cladding

At this time, the safety of people living in these buildings is our paramount concern. The announcement comes as an open letter to May from residents on and around the Grenfell Tower estate in west London warned that the investigation into the fire must leave "no stone unturned". [Full Article...]

'Star Trek: Discovery' Showrunners Explain Why the Show Has Two Starfleet Ships

'Star Trek: Discovery' Showrunners Explain Why the Show Has Two Starfleet Ships Sonequa Martin-Green is the lead in a " Star Trek " series that takes place before Capt. James T. Kirk and crew roamed the heavens. However as more information was disclosed on the backstory of the main character Michael Burnham (#Sonequa Martin-Green), there was a bit of confusion. [Full Article...]

Taoiseach Holds Meeting With DUP Leader

Taoiseach Holds Meeting With DUP Leader It comes amid concerns the Government will compromise its stated impartiality in the region if it enters a confidence and supply deal with the DUP at Westminster. Following a meeting, the party president, Gerry Adams, spoke alongside his colleagues outside No 10. "Whatever other consequences the deal with the DUP has, it should increase pressure on the Government to secure a free trade agree... [Full Article...]

GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar

However, "recent disputes among the GCC countries only serve to hurt efforts to fight ISIS and counter Iran ", his letter states. Kuwait is working to mediate the dispute between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. Secretary Tillerson, meanwhile, called for a ratcheting down of hostilities, and has urged Saudi Arabia to show restraint. In addition, the chairs and vice chairs of the Sen... [Full Article...]


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