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Mosul: Fighting Against Daesh Militants in Old City Continues

Mosul: Fighting Against Daesh Militants in Old City Continues Gen. Stephen Townsend said. Iran's Major General Qassem Soleimani has hailed Iraq's defeating of Daesh in Mosul as a major victory in the battle against terrorism. Civilians were subjected to "relentless and unlawful attacks" by the coalition and Iraqi forces, report says. He said the Iraqi army used light and medium arms during the offensive in Mosul , and was careful in using heavy we... [Full Article...]

Federer eyes title as Murray, Djokovic exit Wimbledon

Federer eyes title as Murray, Djokovic exit Wimbledon Sania and her Croatian team-mate Ivan Dodig will play for a Mixed Doubles quarter-final berth today. Djokovic retired with an elbow injury as he trailed 7-6 (7-2), 2-0 to Tomas Berdych , leaving Roger Federer as the clear favourite to win an eighth All England Club title. [Full Article...]

Is Mike Pence Hedging Bets The Russia Scandal Will Make Him President?

Is Mike Pence Hedging Bets The Russia Scandal Will Make Him President? Vice President Mike Pence issued a statement today about Donald Trump Jr .'s email dump that confirmed POTUS' son accepted an invitation to meet with a "Russian government attorney", Natalia Veselnitskaya . CBS's John Dickerson asked then Vice President-elect Mike Pence on January 15. Pence heard from several small business operators who complained that the existing law has burdened them and t... [Full Article...]

Macron to host Trump for Bastille Day commemoration

Macron to host Trump for Bastille Day commemoration But even though the parties of both men control their respective legislatures, Trump's chronic troubles at home make him far less likely to advance an agenda that's comparatively as ambitious as Macron's, Rosenberg said . And Macron's national security pitch hasn't differed drastically from Trump's. -French cooperation both there and on other counterterror issues to take up most of the discus... [Full Article...]

South Korea disputes Pyongyang's claims of ICBM re-entry capabilities

South Korea disputes Pyongyang's claims of ICBM re-entry capabilities The drill, held a day before, was created to "sternly respond" to potential missile launches by the North. Wrapping up his second European tour, President Donald Trump searched for consensus with Asian allies on Saturday on how to counter the "menace" of North Korea after its test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. [Full Article...]

Para athlete dies after being struck by metal pole

The colleagues of Abdullah Hayayei witnessed his tragic death at the centre in Prince Regent Lane, while he trained in preparation to represent the United Arab Emirates at the World Para Athletics Championships. The incident was attended by London's Metropolitan Police service. Here in London he was set to compete in three events, starting with the shot put on Sunday, followed by discus on W... [Full Article...]

Keys Cops: Cookie Monster Carried Coke

Keys Cops: Cookie Monster Carried Coke Just after midnight, Deputy Orey Swilley was parked at 14th Street and highway U.S. One in Marathon when he spotted a black Dodge passenger auto drive past with the license plate obscured. Authorities found 11 ounces (314 grams) of the narcotic stuffed inside a doll of the popular Sesame Street character Cookie Monster, police said in a statement Wednesday. [Full Article...]

British man killed while fighting against Islamic State in Syria

British man killed while fighting against Islamic State in Syria The terrorist group took control of the city and declared it their capital in Syria on January 13, 2014. The YPG says another American, Robert Grodt and a British man, Luke Rutter, also died in the battle. Fighters are receiving weapons, air cover, logistics and special forces support from members of the US-led coalition as the advance into the densely populated city continues. [Full Article...]

Ex-Brazilian President Silva convicted of corruption

Ex-Brazilian President Silva convicted of corruption He was accused of receiving a three-story beachfront apartment in the Atlantic coast municipality of Guaruja in exchange for helping the OAS consutrction company obtain lucrative government contracts with the state oil company Petrobas. "Lula's absence opens a gaping hole in the political scene, it creates an enormous power vacuum on the left", said Claudio Couto, a political scientist at the Ge... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump impeachment one step closer as congressmen officially file article

Donald Trump impeachment one step closer as congressmen officially file article The articles of impeachment introduced Wednesday accuse Trump of knowingly trying to shut down the FBI investigation of his campaign activities and firing former director James Comey as part of that effort. Richard Nixon likely would've been removed from office if he hadn't resigned as he faced impeachment in relation to the Watergate scandal. As for what's next, Sherman said he will now begi... [Full Article...]

Ragin' Cajun Kicker Stevie Artigue Lands On Lou Groza Award Watch List

Ragin' Cajun Kicker Stevie Artigue Lands On Lou Groza Award Watch List His six made field goals at Pitt on October 27 tied a conference record and his 21 points were the most by a Hokies' kicker in a single game. The one that stands out the most is Florida State's Ricky Aguayo whose brother won the award back in 2013. [Full Article...]

This Is the Smallest Star Ever Discovered

This Is the Smallest Star Ever Discovered Astronomers discovered the tiniest star every found and dubbed it as EBLM J0555-57Ab. Artist's concept of newly-measured smallest star, called EBLM J0555-57Ab, in contrast to planets Jupiter and Saturn and to the small, cool star Trappist-1, known to be home to at least 7 planets. [Full Article...]

Trump defends Ivanka's G-20

Trump defends Ivanka's G-20 Blow questioned. Elizabeth Spiers, another journalist, took a swipe at Trump, "The G20 is not Take Your Daughter to Work day". "We should be proud to have Ivanka sitting in that seat, considering particularly the topic at hand [women's economic empowerment] was part of her portfolio", Sanders told reporters during Monday's off-camera news briefing. [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump draws flak for sitting in father's place at G20 meet

Ivanka Trump draws flak for sitting in father's place at G20 meet Responding to criticism that Ivanka Trump replaced her father at the summit with G-20 leaders (seated between Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Theresa May ), Trump did what Trump does. Trump wrote, implying that he was giving "our country away" with his written words. The U.S., led by then-President Barack Obama, was a key player in rounding up support for the agreement... [Full Article...]

Gov. Cuomo's Approval Ratings Plunge as Subway Frustration Grows, Poll Says

Gov. Cuomo's Approval Ratings Plunge as Subway Frustration Grows, Poll Says The results come after a messier-than-usual state budget process in April, and derailments and overcrowding on the New York City subway system that Cuomo is in charge of. Upstate, 65 percent say he shouldn't run, the largest percentage of any region or subdivision of those polled. The poll has a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu attorney one of 6 arrested in German sub corruption investigation

Netanyahu attorney one of 6 arrested in German sub corruption investigation Late Monday, a judge extended the custody of three other suspects in the affair, including Michael Ganor, a defense official-turned-businessman who represented the German company ThyssenKrupp in the multimillion-dollar deal, and Avriel Bar-Yosef, a deputy Israeli national security council head who played a key role in formulating the professional opinion supporting the deal. [Full Article...]

Family warns of dangers from ghoulish online game

Family warns of dangers from ghoulish online game Schools across the US, France and United Kingdom have issued warnings to parents about Blue Whale. The Washington Post has even reported that people interested in playing Blue Whale Challenge begin by posting on social media and asking for a "curator". [Full Article...]

Ted Deutch pushes for House vote on Russian sanctions

Ted Deutch pushes for House vote on Russian sanctions The Daily Beast broke the news Monday that the Trump administration has been pushing back on the bill's provisions to grant Congress the power to review presidential efforts to ease sanctions on countries like Russian Federation. House Republican leaders initially rejected the bill for procedural reasons, prompting the Senate to tweak it. Under the revised measure, if the president were to see... [Full Article...]

Recovery officer says Grenfell is "worst incident" he's dealt with

Recovery officer says Grenfell is The debate comes just days after police announced that of the 129 flats in Grenfell Tower, they have spoken to residents from 106 of these and ascertained who was in those flats. Many families are still living in temporary accommodation as the council tries to find permanent homes for the survivors. MPS Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt said that initial investigations were conducted on basis... [Full Article...]

Skateboarders Scuffle With Police in San Francisco

Skateboarders Scuffle With Police in San Francisco Two skateboarders and a police sergeant were taken to the hospital, their injuries are unknown. Skateboarders clash with San Francisco police near Dolores ParkPolice say they tried to offer aid to the skater but couldn't find him in the crowd. [Full Article...]


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