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Iran's Top General Urges Muslim Unity in Eid Message
- June 26, 2017

The crescent committee once again hoped that it will be successful in holding the month of Ramadan and celebrations of Eid on the same day. Malaysia, Qatar, Turkey and other Arab countries have also confirmed that Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on the same day. (more...)
Israel strikes Syrian military near Golan Heights Israel strikes Syrian military near Golan Heights
- June 26, 2017

An Israeli aircraft carried out strikes in Syria after 10 projectiles landed in the occupied Golan Heights on Saturday, the Israeli military said. The Israeli side of the Golan Heights has been hit sporadically by what is thought to be stray fire from fighting between forces loyal to Syria's government and rebels. (more...)
Ivanka Trump To Testify Over Ivanka Trump To Testify Over "Virtually Identical" Shoe Design Allegation
- June 26, 2017

According to AP and ABC News, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest rejected a request from Ivanka's lawyers that she be blocked from submitting to a deposition. The lawsuit against Trump and Marc Fisher , who partnered with Trump to launch her eponymous footwear brand in 2010, accused the duo of "seeking the same success Aquazzura experienced, but without having to put in the hard creative work". (more...)
North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier
- June 25, 2017

In the first official reaction to his death, a spokesman for the National Reconciliation Council earlier on Friday said that Warmbier was treated according to "international standards". A piece of legislation meant to curb American travel into North Korea got a boost in Congress on Thursday when House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce, a California Republican, agreed to move the bill through his committee. (more...)
London tower blocks evacuated over fire fears London tower blocks evacuated over fire fears
- June 25, 2017

Fire safety at United Kingdom apartment blocks has been under scrutiny since a fire destroyed Grenfell Tower in west London on June 14. McCormack also repeated calls for anyone with information about the fire and all those in the tower at the time to come forward as police continue to comb through the devastated building to try to identify all the victims. (more...)
Eid to be celebrated in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar tomorrow
- June 25, 2017

It will fall on the evening of June 25 depending on the sighting of the crescent moon or Shawwal Moon. Asian countries such as India , Pakistan and Bangladesh will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on June 26 as they began their Ramadan fast a day later than the rest of the world. (more...)
Renewed calls to oust Nancy Pelosi: Darcy cartoon
- June 25, 2017

The frustrated Democrats met in Rice's office a day earlier to discuss their options as they face long odds of knocking out the woman who has led the Democratic caucus for almost 15 years from minority to majority and back, raised tens of millions of dollars and has had multiple legislative successes. (more...)
SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation
- June 25, 2017

Pyeongchang 2018 appear to open to the possibility, with the organisers now reviewing the plans. Do also said consideration is being given to the idea of taking the Olympic torch relay through North Korean cities like Kaesong or Pyongyang, the daily said. (more...)
Donors pledge $352 million to help Uganda's South Sudanese refugees Donors pledge $352 million to help Uganda's South Sudanese refugees
- June 24, 2017

This funding will be used to increase both the self-reliance of refugees and the socio-economic development of their hosting communities in Northern Uganda, further integrating refugees into the local economy in the medium to long-term. Appealing for funds, Guterres said worldwide solidarity with Uganda was "not a matter of generosity, it is a matter of justice". "South Sudan's leaders 'do not deserve the people of their country", Guterres said, stressing that the South Sudanese people have ... (more...)
Presidential Polls: Meira Kumar is opposition's answer to NDA's Ram Nath Kovind
- June 24, 2017

Making it a Dalit vs Dalit battle in the Presidential election , the Opposition parties today picked former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as their candidate for India's next President. We hope the entire electorate of Telangana will vote for Meira Kumar", he said. "The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced its candidate and it has the majority also but even the opposition has brought forward a good candidate", he added. (more...)
Bernie Sanders: Thousands Of Americans Will Die Because Of 'Barbaric' Trumpcare Plan
- June 24, 2017

He was also a Bernie Sanders supporter, and when Sanders learned this, he spoke out against his supporter's actions, saying, "Violence is unacceptable in our society". The four say there are provisions that are an improvement to the current health care system. Leaders in Congress are hoping to have a vote on a new health care bill before the July 4 holiday. (more...)
Wasserman Schultz disputes homeland security claims about DNC hacking Wasserman Schultz disputes homeland security claims about DNC hacking
- June 23, 2017

Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson wrote in his testimony to a House panel on Wednesday that his department was not aware of the Russian hacking campaign against the DNC until after it was made public, and well after assistance from the agency would have been useful. (more...)
Pentagon chief blasts North Korea over death of USA student
- June 22, 2017

Moon's spokesman Park Soo-hyun told the media that the President expressed regrets for the U.S. university student's death in the letter sent to the Warmbier family. Kenneth Bae , the U.S. citizen detained by North Korea for two years, says he believes it is possible the late Otto Warmbier could have been tortured during his captivity in the communist country. (more...)
London police say 58 people assumed dead in tower block blaze London police say 58 people assumed dead in tower block blaze
- June 22, 2017

Cundy said police had now managed to get to the top of the tower and had undertaken a first visual search for victims, ahead of later painstaking searches. May, who has faced criticism of her response to the tragedy , met victims, volunteers and community leaders at Downing Street. The payments are being made up of £500 cash and £5,000 which is to go into bank accounts. (more...)
Rep. Scalise, wounded in Va. shooting, in fair condition -hospital Rep. Scalise, wounded in Va. shooting, in fair condition -hospital
- June 22, 2017

In a statement , the hospital said Scalise "continues to make good progress". The hospital reported Scalise was conscious and talking to loved ones. Scalise's security detail and other police officers shot and killed the assailant, James Hodgkinson of IL, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media. (more...)
Modi attends BJP Parliamentary Board meeting
- June 22, 2017

The party has prepared four sets of nomination papers, leaving the space for the name of the candidate blank. Shah had on Sunday met its sulking ally and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya Thackerey in Mumbai to ensure the Sena's crucial support. (more...)
French defence minister quits over fake jobs claims
- June 21, 2017

Ferrand is under investigation over claims he favoured his wife in a lucrative property deal with a public health insurance fund when he headed the company. But she said the possibility of an investigation made it hard for her to stay in the post given Macron's pledge to clean up politics . "This rebalancing exercise must take precedence over any personal considerations", Goulard said in a statement. (more...)
Georgia special election results Georgia special election results
- June 21, 2017

More than 140,000 voters cast their ballots early - an astounding number for a special election , and one that almost matches presidential contests. Asked by ABC News if the tight race in the traditionally Republican stronghold made her rethink her hometown, Handel said emphatically, "No". (more...)
Ask the Weather Guys: When is the summer solstice? Ask the Weather Guys: When is the summer solstice?
- June 21, 2017

Spring mostly behind us and summer just ahead! The solstice is the longest day of the year because the tilt of Earth's axis is most inclined towards the sun on this date. You have exactly 17 hours and 24 minutes to get those baseboards dusted, your cupboards emptied and wiped down with soap and water, your windows whipped into see-through status and your closets cleared of muddy boots and single mittens. (more...)
BRICS back India's campaign against global terrorism, says VK Singh BRICS back India's campaign against global terrorism, says VK Singh
- June 20, 2017

Wang also met Indian vice Foreign Minister Vijay Kumar Singh. "So China is actively taking part in global cooperation against terrorism and in our own way". "Everybody is fully concerned about threat of terrorism in various manifestations", Singh said, addressing a joint press conference with Foreign Ministers from the BRICS countries in their first stand alone meeting to work out agenda for the Xiamen summit. (more...)
Unifier of Germany, integrator of Europe, Helmut Kohl dead (Lead, Changing dateline) Unifier of Germany, integrator of Europe, Helmut Kohl dead (Lead, Changing dateline)
- June 20, 2017

The second transformation was the introduction of the Deustche mark into East Germany in July 1990. Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has passed away. "When a new spirit began to stir in eastern Europe in the 1980s, when, starting in Poland freedom was seized, when fearless people in Leipzig, East Berlin and elsewhere in East Germany began a peaceful revolution, then Helmut Kohl was the right man at the right time ", added Merkel, wearing black. (more...)
President Trump President Trump "Considering Terminating" Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller
- June 20, 2017

Mr Trump is yet to comment publicly on the matter and White House spokesman Sean Spicer has told Washington media Mr Mueller's sacking is unlikely. "I mean, these are people who are going to be after [President Donald] Trump", Gingrich told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" today, adding that he believes the investigation should be curtailed given the biases associated with the case. (more...)
No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe
- June 19, 2017

So that is what I would do. "As long as I'm in this position, he's not going to be fired without cause", he added . Trump ally Chris Ruddy has caused quite a stir over the past 24 hours. Despite the speculation, Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Tuesday that "while the president has the right to [fire Mueller], he has no intention to do so". (more...)
To North Korea and back: Otto Warmbier's strange, sad trip
- June 19, 2017

But upon his release , Warmbier was revealed to have been in a coma since March 2016, a condition that North Korea's government said was due to taking a sleeping pill after he contracted botulism. Rodman has a controversial history on the subject of Americans detained in North Korea . But "what this accumulation of detainees reveals is that North Korea is a unsafe place, it is easy to step over some line", Haggard said, adding he was increasingly in favor of a tourism ban because the ... (more...)
Former Alberta UFC fighter dead after knockout hit Former Alberta UFC fighter dead after knockout hit
- June 19, 2017

Hague's friend and fellow-fighter Cody Krahn revealed that the severity of the situation when he confirmed in a Facebook post that the 34-year-old was in a coma in hospital. Tim is now in a coma. 'Tim remains in critical condition. "We are all with him". RealFightStories.com reported Saturday night that Hague was on life support as his family made arrangements for organ donations. (more...)
Trump confirms he's under investigation, fires angry tweets
- June 18, 2017

However, Trump at one point said during an interview with NBC News that he planned to fire Comey anyway, regardless of Rosenstein's memo . A defiant Mr Trump at many times on Thursday expressed his frustration with reports about the expansion of Mr Mueller's probe, tweeting that he is the subject of "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history", and one that he said is being led by "some very bad and conflicted people". (more...)
Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller
- June 18, 2017

No such allegations against Trump or anyone on his staff have been made, Ruddy said. Spicer did not outright discount the notion of removing the special counsel, but he noted Ruddy was not a spokesman for Trump. Under Justice Department rules, Trump would seemingly have to order Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to rescind department regulations protecting a special counsel from being fired for no good reason, and then to fire Mueller. (more...)
Crooked H Destroyed Phones With Hammer, Bleached Emails — Trump Twitter Rant
- June 18, 2017

Trump was referring in this tweet to Clinton's email saga, where the former secretary of state used her private email server to send official state house mails. However, the FBI cleared Clinton and recommended no charges in July 2016, and reiterated its position in November after the bureau discovered a new trove of her emails shortly before the presidential election. (more...)
Trump friend floats possibility of his firing special counsel in Russian probe Trump friend floats possibility of his firing special counsel in Russian probe
- June 18, 2017

With respect to this subject, only the President or his attorneys are authorized to comment". Rosenstein is scheduled to testify today before both Senate and House subcommittees regarding the Justice Department's budget, and he is likely to be questioned about Mueller's status. (more...)
Solano among areas affected by heat advisory Solano among areas affected by heat advisory
- June 18, 2017

Residents are encouraged to take precautions these coming days, especially by people who participate in outdoor activities, older adults, caretakers of infants and children and those sensitive to heat, county officials said in a news release. (more...)
Taylor Swift's Music Returns to Streaming Services
- June 18, 2017

Taylor Swift has been keeping a pretty low profile lately, but has she re-emerged to throw a bit of well-timed shade at her forever rival, Katy Perry? Perry and Swift have a long-running feud that dates back years to an incident where Perry thinks Swift mistreated a few backup dancers who previously worked for one of Perry's tours. (more...)
May seeks to allay peace process fears over DUP alliance May seeks to allay peace process fears over DUP alliance
- June 18, 2017

Britain's prime minister has begun talks with a Northern Ireland-based party Tuesday to see if they can create an alliance to push through the Conservative Party's agenda after a disastrous snap election left her short of a majority in Parliament. (more...)
Coroner's Report on Carrie Fisher's Death Released Coroner's Report on Carrie Fisher's Death Released
- June 17, 2017

Carrie Fisher (right) with her mother and fellow actor, Debbie Reynolds , in February 1972. According the The Hollywood Reporter , Fisher had buildup of fat in the walls of her arteries. Her manner of death would be listed as undetermined, the agency said. "My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life". "I am not shocked that part of her health was affected by drugs", her brother said. (more...)
UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks
- June 17, 2017

That marks the formal state opening of parliament, in which Queen Elizabeth reads out the government program, and suggests that May is confident she will have an arrangement with the DUP by then, preventing the program from being voted down by the other opposition parties. (more...)
DUP leader returns to Northern Ireland, talks continue
- June 17, 2017

Around two-thirds of the economists polled this week, 33 out of 49, said the chance of a hard Brexit had receded somewhat. With May's Conservative party not in overall control of the House Commons and with a new government yet to be formed, politicians in favor of a "soft Brexit" - which is likely to include remaining part of the single market and customs union - believe the impasse offers an opportunity to get their way. (more...)
Russian Federation claims it killed ISIS leader al-Baghdadi
- June 17, 2017

Representatives of the United States' Army had also reported about the death of the IS group's leader, but later the report was either denied or al-Baghdadi released video messages with calls for his supporters. Growing civilian casualties in Syria and Iraq: Despite bombings by either Russian or US -backed forces that may strike their intended targets, civilian casualties are climbing . (more...)
Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion
- June 17, 2017

Amazon's market share of the US retail sector previous year was estimated at 34 percent, while Walmart came second with 5 percent, according to Needham & Company's research in April. However, Whole Foods does not have access to Instacart's financial numbers and analytics. Paul Cautracecasas, the chief executive of Aquaa Partners, told The Washington Post that Amazon is "dominating all aspects of retail". (more...)
Pentagon sees more 'agility' with new power on Afghan troops levels Pentagon sees more 'agility' with new power on Afghan troops levels
- June 16, 2017

Several months after the USA government dropped the Mother of All Bombs - or MOAB - in an attempt to crush the fledgling ISIS movement in #afghanistan, Donald Trump has given Defense Secretary James "Mad Dog" Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan . (more...)
Turkey asks US envoy to oppose arrest warrants Turkey asks US envoy to oppose arrest warrants
- June 16, 2017

The United States Marshals arrested two Turks who attacked peaceful protesters last month in Washington , reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly). "We make sure they are safe, but we also make sure they follow our laws", she said. Officials at the Turkish Embassy in Washington declined to comment Thursday. (more...)
Tim Farron resigns as Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron resigns as Liberal Democrat leader
- June 15, 2017

Tim Farron , the leader of Britain's pro-European Union Liberal Democrat Party, resigned on Wednesday after the party failed to significantly increase its support in last week's election. Mr Farron said he wanted to "revive the role" to give the party "another powerful voice". Asked why his answer had changed, he said: "I'm quite careful about how I talk about my faith". (more...)