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Iran fumes over Pakistan terror strike

Iran fumes over Pakistan terror strike The head of Iran's military on Monday warned Islamabad that his country's armed forces would target militant sanctuaries within Pakistan if Islamabad does not target Sunni extremists who stage cross-border attacks in the Shia-majority nation. [Full Article...]

College confirms North Korea detains another US citizen

A State Department official played down the significance of the meeting, saying: "Track two meetings are routinely held on a variety of topics around the world and occur independent of USA government involvement". PUST is the only private educational institution in North Korea. Since the United States has no formal diplomatic relations with North Korea, Sweden serves as the "protecting power" fo... [Full Article...]

SNP win the Scottish council elections

She said: "The city chambers in Glasgow has been run by Labour for decades now, mismanaged some might say, and clearly the people of Glasgow thought it was time for a change, time for a fresh start, and they've put their faith in the SNP to deliver that fresh start". [Full Article...]

Mason City mail carriers to pick up food donations Saturday

Mason City mail carriers to pick up food donations Saturday Food can be dropped off at local post offices earlier in the week if a resident can't leave food Saturday. This is the 25th anniversary of the food drive, a national effort that helps millions of Americans put food on the table, according to a news release Sunday. [Full Article...]

USA at odds with Russian Federation over Syria's no-fly zones

There have been many calls for no-fly zones in Syria. The third will be comprised of some areas of Eastern Ghouta, outside of Damascus. Rebels have expressed concerns that the deal is a prelude to a partitioning of Syria into spheres of influence. [Full Article...]

Stock Futures Dip After Macron Win in French Election

Cohabitation has the potential to lead to a weak presidency and frustrating Macron's reform efforts, which could undermine his popularity and stoke support for politicians with a more populist bent. Macron was criticized by Le Pen for advocating against stripping dual-nationals convicted of terrorist offenses of their French nationality. Meanwhile, Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, said: "Yo... [Full Article...]

Nigerian President 'Delighted' to Meet Newly Freed 82 Chibok Schoolgirls

The number of soldiers released by authorities remains unknown but the Chibok girls arrived in the capital city of Abuja on Sunday. A military source said the girls were now in Banki near the Cameroon border for medical checks before being airlifted to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. [Full Article...]

Defense Department identifies Navy SEAL killed in Somalia

The elite special operations unit, which led the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, was on a scheduled deployment to East Africa for training and carrying out counterterrorism missions. "After his college graduation, he felt the call to serve and enlisted as a U.S. Navy SEAL". The U.S. and other donors have long tried to train parts of the army, and the United Kingdom and the European Union run s... [Full Article...]

North Korea Detention of Fourth US Citizen 'Concerning' - White House

North Korea Detention of Fourth US Citizen 'Concerning' - White House Kim worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. In Washington, the State Department said it was aware of the report of the new detention and that "the security of USA citizens is one of the department's highest priorities ". [Full Article...]

Flooding Prompts Montreal to Declare State of Emergency

Across Quebec, almost 1,900 homes have already been flooded across 126 towns and cities, CBC quoted authorities as saying. Waterways remain extremely precarious, he said, and people who get too close are at risk of being swept away by fast-moving water. [Full Article...]

Ex-acting attorney general 'concerned Flynn could be blackmailed by Russians'

Clapper issued a clarion call for vigilance over Russian election interference before it further eroded USA democracy. Clapper favors making US election systems part of the nation's critical infrastructure, although he notes that many states have pushed back against the idea because they fear federal intervention in the electoral process. [Full Article...]

Israel says Palestinian hunger strike leader ate in secret

His wife said on Sunday Barghouti had been put in solitary confinement 22 times since he was jailed. "Palestinians deserve to live freely in their own land, the main aim is the prisoners' liberation", Hanna said. In an interview with Army Radio on Monday, Erdan also said that the IPS has been taking a number of measures in order to undermine the hunger strike, but refused to go into detail. [Full Article...]

'There's a gunman in the house,' terrified doctor texted

'There's a gunman in the house,' terrified doctor texted Bolden ordered Teixeira, who is now on probation for a 2016 larceny case, held without bail after pleas of not guilty to two counts of murder were entered into the record on the suspect's behalf. "The entire Mass. Eye and Ear community is deeply saddened by the deaths of Dr. Lina Bolanos and her fiancé". "Dr. Bolanos was an outstanding pediatric anesthesiologist and a wonderful colleague in th... [Full Article...]

Trump son-in-law family apologizes for China name drop

Promotional materials distributed at the event introduced Meyer and Kushner's sister and prominently displayed images of Donald Trump. As the Post noted, she encouraged investors to apply for U.S. "N$3 o one's looked at what the jobs really are, whether they're good jobs, whether they go away after two years, whether, if they're in construction or renovation, they create any sort of follow-throug... [Full Article...]

Trump Open to Raising Gas Tax and Negotiating Tax Overhaul Plan

The current federal tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents on unleaded and 24.4 cents on diesel, according to the Energy Information Agency. If passed, it will become one of the biggest tax cuts in United States history, and will likely cause more harm than good. [Full Article...]

Trump's revised travel ban goes before federal appeals court

A challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban appears to hinge on whether a federal appeals court agrees that the Republican's past anti-Muslim statements can be used against him. Two judges appointed by Republican presidents recused themselves from the hearing due to conflicts of interest. He also argued that "Trump wasn't talking about Muslims all over the world; that's why this... [Full Article...]

New Hamas chief tours native Gaza, highlights power shift

New Hamas chief tours native Gaza, highlights power shift Hamas is also trying to rebrand itself as an Islamic national liberation movement, rather than a branch of the pan-Arab Muslim Brotherhood, which has been outlawed by Egypt. Some political analysts and United Nations officials believe a more regular engagement with Hamas's political wing could help moderate the group's overall position. [Full Article...]

Yates: I warned White House that Flynn could be blackmailed

Graham asked Yates what she relayed to the White house. After an extended back-and-forth with Kennedy, Yates told him that she was "of course" not a Supreme Court justice. One of the questions McGahn asked Flynn was, "Why does it matter to DOJ if one White House official lies to another?" She explained that it "was a whole lot more than that", and reviewed the same concerns they had outlined o... [Full Article...]

Conservatives claim there are no more 'no-go areas' in Scotland

The party lost 36 council seats yesterday, while Plaid Cymru, the Welsh nationalist party, gained 33 and the Scottish National Party lost seven. The First Minister said Tory gains made in the Scottish council elections had come from Labour rather than her party and warned "the Tory mask" has slipped in recent days. [Full Article...]

University employee becomes fourth American citizen currently detained in North Korea

University employee becomes fourth American citizen currently detained in North Korea USA tourist Otto Warmbier is serving 15 years imprisonment with hard labor over the theft of a political propaganda poster in January 2016 and Kim Dong Chul , a Korean-American businessman, is serving 10 years on espionage charges. In an interview with NBC News, James Kim said Kim Hak Song is a China-born father aged in his 50s who had spent about a decade living in the U.S. [Full Article...]


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