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Seventeen people sentenced in Iran for spying for US Seventeen people sentenced in Iran for spying for US
- July 23, 2019

Stepping up the covert war is one facet of that broader stand-off. "Because there are so many intelligence officers in Dubai". The latest announcement is significant as U.S. Iran has been incrementally announcing moves that bring it closer to becoming a nuclear power after the USA pulled out of the multilateral Iran nuclear dealin 2018. (more...)
China lashes out at Hong Kong protest targeting its office China lashes out at Hong Kong protest targeting its office
- July 23, 2019

Police marched forward and warned that they would use force to disperse them. Around the time this was happening, dozens of masked men dressed in white tops and armed with sticks and umbrellas stormed Yuen Long station near the Shenzhen border and began attacking protesters and commuters. (more...)
ISRO all set for Chandrayaan-2's second launch attempt ISRO all set for Chandrayaan-2's second launch attempt
- July 23, 2019

Its vehicle is the GSLV Mk-III , India's most powerful rocket. Chandrayaan-2 is headed for the Moon's south pole . "It will land on the South Pole". The ISRO finalised to take the "anorthosite" rocks from Sithampoondi and Kunnamalai villages in Tamil Nadu for moon soil. A week later, the ISRO announced that the "fault" had been rectified and that the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will be launched on July 22. (more...)
Hot Weather is Intensifying Hold on Much of East, Central US Hot Weather is Intensifying Hold on Much of East, Central US
- July 22, 2019

This week's high temperatures prompted cities across the U.S. to open cooling centers , issue safety instructions to residents and cancel many outdoor events. Saturday evening, it was off to our northwest. An excessive heat warning also remains in effect until 10 p.m. Friday for the following counties in our area. (more...)
[Writer's Choice] South Korean Man Killed After Setting Himself on Fire [Writer's Choice] South Korean Man Killed After Setting Himself on Fire
- July 22, 2019

The ambassador then tried to broach a solution that South Korea first proposed last month, but Kono cut him off, saying, "Tokyo has already notified Seoul that this proposal is completely unacceptable". Japan Friday blasted South Korea's denial to go for a third-party mediation over wartime compensation issue, local media reported. The move triggered anger in Seoul , but also raised worldwide concern about the effect on the global tech supply chain and the possibility of price hikes for ... (more...)
U.S. military complains Venezuelan jet ‘aggressively shadowed’ its spy plane… blames Russian Federation U.S. military complains Venezuelan jet ‘aggressively shadowed’ its spy plane… blames Russian Federation
- July 22, 2019

The US military on Sunday released video and still images that it says shows the SU-30 Flanker "at an unsafe distance " from a US EP-3 aircraft, " jeopardizing the crew & aircraft" over the Caribbean sea . SOUTHCOM said that the "unprofessional" act demonstrated a continued action by the Maduro regime to "undermine internationally-recognized laws and demonstrate its contempt for worldwide agreements authorizing the USA and other nations to safely conduct flights in global airspace". (more...)
Bollywood mourns the demise of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Bollywood mourns the demise of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
- July 21, 2019

As the longest-serving woman chief minister who ruled the city state for three consecutive terms from 1998 to 2013, Dikshit ushered in an era of all-round development that transformed Delhi into a world-class capital. Their differences came out into the public domain with Chacko writing letters to Dikshit questioning her working style. "However, she had another cardiac arrest and despite all the resuscitative efforts, passed away at 3:55pm on 20th of July 2019". (more...)
Britain warns of 'serious consequences' if Iran does not release British tanker Britain warns of 'serious consequences' if Iran does not release British tanker
- July 21, 2019

Kadkhodaei's remarks, reported by Fars , also denounced the "illegitimate economic war" on Iran , an apparent reference to the harsh new sanctions imposed by the Trump administration that are created to force Tehran to renegotiate the 2015 nuclear deal, reached under the Obama administration. (more...)
Trump disavows 'send her back' cry, Omar stands defiant Trump disavows 'send her back' cry, Omar stands defiant
- July 21, 2019

All four are American citizens. I started speaking very quickly. Democrats are highlighting the need to defeat Trump next year, but the party is experiencing friction as candidates position themselves in a crowded field. Donald Trump has started his campaign trail as he looks to be elected for a second term as US President in the White House . GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of IL tweeted that it was "ugly, wrong, & would send chills down the spines of our Founding Fathers. (more...)
Saudi Arabia Approves Hosting US Forces Saudi Arabia Approves Hosting US Forces
- July 21, 2019

The tension in the Gulf region is escalating along with U.S. -Iran conflicts about the Iranian nuclear activities. Early this week, United States defence official told CNN that Trump administration was prepared to send its military personnel to Saudi Arabia. (more...)
United Kingdom lawmakers impede path to no-deal Brexit United Kingdom lawmakers impede path to no-deal Brexit
- July 21, 2019

The European Union is preparing to offer Boris Johnson , the favorite to be Britain's next prime minister, a no-deal Brexit extension beyond October 31, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday. In a signal of his intentions as a backbencher, the Chancellor said: "I will remain a member of the House of Commons". "It is inequitable. Some families having to raise hundreds of thousands in order to pay for the costs of care, others are getting those costs met, or at least partly met", he said. (more...)
Airport Intruder Is A Niger Republic citizen - FAAN MD Airport Intruder Is A Niger Republic citizen - FAAN MD
- July 21, 2019

A video taken by a passenger on the aircraft shows the man moving around the wing of the plane as frightened passengers called on the crew to open the exit doors. According to FAAN, " The affected officers are the Airport Chief of Security, Mamman Mohammed Sadiku and International Terminal Security Officer, Oni Abiodun ". (more...)
Turkey calls on USA to reverse decision on F Turkey calls on USA to reverse decision on F
- July 20, 2019

Given the fact that countries in the region such as Israel, and other major North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries have been procuring the 5th generation fighter jets, Turkey also must include this technology into its air defense systems, he said, adding that F-16 aircraft will not be equivalent to these technologies. (more...)
Man escapes high-rise fire by climbing down ‘Spider-Man’ style Man escapes high-rise fire by climbing down ‘Spider-Man’ style
- July 20, 2019

Meanwhile, firefighters took a water line to the building's fourth floor trash chute and flooded it. The police spokesperson says three officers were taken to local hospitals where they were treated for smoke inhalation and released. Handhold by handhold, inch by inch, the man climbed down the exterior of the building as a helicopter spotlight lit the way. Dramatic video of the person's escape circulated on social media Thursday night as users praised the audacity of the stunt, with a ... (more...)
S. Korean sets himself on fire near Japanese embassy, dies S. Korean sets himself on fire near Japanese embassy, dies
- July 20, 2019

South Korean officials say the Japanese trade controls are retaliation for local court rulings ordering Japanese firms to pay compensation to former Korean forced laborers. The 78-year-old man, surnamed Kim, drove up to the building around 3:20 a.m. (1820 GMT Thursday), stopped in front of the gate and set fire to the vehicle while sitting in it, an official at Seoul's Jongno Fire Station said. (more...)
Boeing shares shake off concerns over 737 Max charge Boeing shares shake off concerns over 737 Max charge
- July 20, 2019

WestJet CEO Ed Sims told reporters in May following the company's annual general meeting that the work now being done by Boeing and regulators around the world provides a "clear line of sight" to the eventual lifting of the grounding order. (more...)
Gendered language like ‘manhole’ will soon be banned from Berkeley’s city codes Gendered language like ‘manhole’ will soon be banned from Berkeley’s city codes
- July 19, 2019

In a tweet, Mr Robinson said the ordinance, which was adopted on its first reading, was important because "there's power in language". " It's not only timely, but necessary to make sure that our laws really speak for everyone ". "Come on. Enough is enough", Andrew Haits remarked. "Enough is enough", he snickered. The reason why they're gender separated is because they are gender separated. (more...)
US 'destroyed' Iranian drone near USS Boxer US 'destroyed' Iranian drone near USS Boxer
- July 19, 2019

Later, Trump issued a tweet about the drone takedown, reiterating that the Boxer "took defensive action " against the drone. In June the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced that they had shot down a United States surveillance drone over the waters of Iran's Hormozgan province. (more...)
Racist Kellyanne Conway to reporter: ― Racist Kellyanne Conway to reporter: ―"What's your ethnicity?"―
- July 19, 2019

Conway's comments on the White House lawn provided the capper on a rather full 24 hours for the White House adviser, who, on Monday, skipped her subpoenaed testimony in front of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, a move that could result in her being held in contempt. (more...)
Jeffrey Epstein accuser Courtney Wild speaks about alleged sexual abuse Jeffrey Epstein accuser Courtney Wild speaks about alleged sexual abuse
- July 18, 2019

And we don't know what twists and turns these events will take. but I can assure you that I will continue to act in the company's best interest as this unfolds, and I ask you to do the same. Wild discussed how she was abused by Jeffrey Epstein as a child. Both women spoke in support of keeping Epstein locked up without bail. "But let me assure you that I was NEVER aware of the illegal activity charged in the indictment", he said in the letter. (more...)
Thomas Gallatin: The Real Strategy for Trump and Democrats Thomas Gallatin: The Real Strategy for Trump and Democrats
- July 18, 2019

But the CBS host Gayle King also challenged Pressley over her description of Trump as the "occupant" of the White House. But when asked at a White House press conference if he was anxious that his comments chimed with white supremacists, Mr Trump said: "It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me". (more...)
Dejected Kane Williamson opens up: We didn't lose the final Dejected Kane Williamson opens up: We didn't lose the final
- July 17, 2019

Pakistan's Babar Azam is placed on the third position in the list with 827 points. New Zealand's James Neesham and Martin Guptill squared the ledger from their six deliveries, but couldn't hit the front after Guptill was run out pushing for the win. (more...)
European Union nominee von der Leyen pledges strong action against climate change European Union nominee von der Leyen pledges strong action against climate change
- July 17, 2019

It is believed that an emergency summit will be held next week if Ms Von der Leyen is rejected. The European Parliament voted 383-327 vote with 22 abstentions on Tuesday to approve von der Leyen's nomination. She promised: "A climate-neutral Europe in 2015". She had already pledged the ambitious targets in letters to the two groups the previous day. "I will ensure full gender equality" in her team of 28 commissioners. (more...)
3-year-old dies at Tim Horton's after falling into grease trap 3-year-old dies at Tim Horton's after falling into grease trap
- July 17, 2019

The witness saw the boy and pulled him from the trap and started administering CPR, Camp said. But attempts to revive the boy proved fruitless and he was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Sadie Grace Andrews was playing with her siblings outside an ice cream parlor in Auburn when she stepped on the unsecured lid of a trap. Alabama politicians passed legislation requiring more secure covers after a three-year-old girl died in a 1.8-meter-deep grease trap in Alabama, in October 2017. (more...)
2 persons killed, around 50 feared trapped after building collapses in Mumbai 2 persons killed, around 50 feared trapped after building collapses in Mumbai
- July 17, 2019

At least seven people are believed to have been rescued. It said in an event of mishap they will not be responsible, ANI reported. Housing Minister Radhkrishna Vikhe-Patil said a probe would be ordered into the incident. The entire focus is on rescuing the people trapped. "Investigation will be done", he said. 11 families trapped inside the debris, according to early reports. (more...)
Man arrested in Spain on suspicion of smuggling cocaine under wig Man arrested in Spain on suspicion of smuggling cocaine under wig
- July 17, 2019

The "considerably nervous" man, who arrived on a flight from Bogotá at the end of June, attracted officers' attention because his hairpiece was of "disproportionate size", authorities said Tuesday. Police have previously rumbled attempts to smuggle cocaine in hollowed-out pineapples, plaster casts, wheelchair cushions, breast implants and, in one instance, a 42-piece crockery set. (more...)
Iran nuclear deal breaches not yet significant, European Union says Iran nuclear deal breaches not yet significant, European Union says
- July 17, 2019

Iran has repeatedly threatened to leave the deal unless the remaining parties to the agreement bypass USA sanctions and deliver the promised benefits. "I think the United States is playing with fire", Zarif told NBC News . Anything less than that would be political suicide for Iran's leaders and an invitation for world powers to impose ever more unilateral conditions on Iran's nuclear program. (more...)
Preliminary report: Faulty relay protection system caused NYC outage Preliminary report: Faulty relay protection system caused NYC outage
- July 16, 2019

It happened at around 7:00 p.m. ET, and - in a completely wild twist - fell on the 42nd anniversary of the city's 1977 blackout . By midnight , power had been restored to most of the customers who had lost it, said John McAvoy, chief executive of utility Con Edison. (more...)
‘Completely unacceptable’: British PM, U.S. Democrats decry Trump tweets as racist ‘Completely unacceptable’: British PM, U.S. Democrats decry Trump tweets as racist
- July 16, 2019

Although Trump did not name the politicians, he was nearly certainly referring to the four freshmen representatives, most of whom the president has criticised repeatedly since they took office earlier this year. The move came one day after Trump ignited a Twitter war with several minority Democratic lawmakers. She is the wife of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who had made no comment on Trump's attacks as of midday Monday. (more...)
Mueller Testimony Delayed One Week Mueller Testimony Delayed One Week
- July 16, 2019

The House Judiciary and intelligence committees are considering delaying the July 17 hearing as they negotiate with Mueller's representatives and the Justice Department over the format, according to two people familiar with the talks. Robert Mueller won't be on capitol hill next week for testimony. It will be the first time he'll answer questions publicly about his investigation into Russian election meddling and President Trump. (more...)
Christchurch shootings: New Zealanders hand over guns Christchurch shootings: New Zealanders hand over guns
- July 15, 2019

Police said at least 14,000 guns around the country are banned under the new legislation. "We know the vast majority of firearms owners are law-abiding citizens", said Cahill. The council has launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to fight against possible further government-imposed gun restrictions. In the aftermath of the shooting, New Zealand's parliament voted 119-1 to pass a bill banning most semiautomatic weapons, as well as parts that allow lower-powered firearms to ... (more...)
‘You can’t leave fast enough,’ Trump says to Progressive Democrats ‘You can’t leave fast enough,’ Trump says to Progressive Democrats
- July 15, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Pressley are natural-born United States citizens, while Omar was born in Somalia and immigrated to the U.S. when she was young. On "Fox News Sunday", Luján told Chris Wallace, "That's a racist tweet. You rely on a frightened America for your plunder", she said. It is the latest controversial comment by Trump, who previous year reportedly referred to countries in Africa as "s******e" nations, and who has spoken of "an invasion" of undocumented migrants. (more...)
Man shot dead for attacking USA immigration jail Man shot dead for attacking USA immigration jail
- July 15, 2019

A 69-year-old man was shot and killed by four police officers when attacking a Tacoma immigration jail in the US northwest state of Washington early Saturday morning, the authorities said. Seattle is not among the cities reportedly being targeted. Tacoma police man a roadblock limiting access to the Northwest Detention Center on the Tacoma Tideflats. (more...)
'Tough Stuff': Mike Pence sees Donald Trump's United States migrant camps 'Tough Stuff': Mike Pence sees Donald Trump's United States migrant camps
- July 14, 2019

Pence toured the facilities with Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Democrats turned down the invitation to go. During the tour, Pence was approached by some small children, asking them if they were being taken care of at the facility. The panel will also hear testimony from the Department of Homeland Security's acting inspector general , Jennifer Costello, whose office found "serious overcrowding and prolonged detention in ... (more...)
Trump says North Korea leader Trump says North Korea leader "so happy" to see him
- July 14, 2019

North Korea hardly is desperate to negotiate an agreement with the United States ending or even merely limiting North Korea's nuclear-weapons program. "(A) freeze, you know, that would never be the resolution of a process", spokesperson Ortagus told reporters. North Korea's elections and subsequent parliamentary session following the February summit saw major government shuffles that, among other things, included a constitutional revision that meant Kim was not only "supreme leader" but, ... (more...)
U.S. service member killed in action in Afghanistan U.S. service member killed in action in Afghanistan
- July 14, 2019

Separately, a gun battle in the capital of Badghis province in the country's northwest left three police dead, provincial governor Abdul Ghafur Malikzai said. The Taliban insurgency said in a brief statement its fighters had planted a road side bomb in Sayedabad district of the eastern Afghan province of Wardak. (more...)
Amazon, Trump Agree On Something: New French Taxes Amazon, Trump Agree On Something: New French Taxes
- July 14, 2019

It will levy a 3% tax on income from digital services earned in France by companies that make more than 25 million euros ($28 million) in French revenue and 750 million euros ($844 million) in global revenue. Flaying the French tax, Amazon called it "poorly constructed" and "discriminatory", adding that it does " significant harm to American and French consumers alike ". (more...)
Somalia extremist attack in port city of Kismayo kills 10 Somalia extremist attack in port city of Kismayo kills 10
- July 14, 2019

Ten foreigners including two Americans, one British, three Tanzanians, three Kenyans and one Canadian are among those killed in the attack that also left two Chinese among those injured. "The operation is over", police officer Major Mohamed Abdi told Reuters over telephone from the port city. "She told stories of the most vulnerable people in some of the most challenging situations". (more...)
EU chief nominee hopes Britain will ditch Brexit EU chief nominee hopes Britain will ditch Brexit
- July 13, 2019

She also acknowledged the "bumpy start" she had gotten off to with the liberals, referencing the widespread disapproval of her surprise nomination over the candidates who had been announced before the European Parliament elections in May. Her earlier meetings with the EPP, Eurosceptic group and socialists were not broadcast online. "That was my first impression of Europe", she said. On Brexit, Ms von der Leyen described herself as a "Remainer" and expressed her desire for Britain to remain ... (more...)
First S-400 Missile System Parts Land in Turkey, Russia Confirms First S-400 Missile System Parts Land in Turkey, Russia Confirms
- July 13, 2019

The S-400 can engage targets at a distance of 400 km and at an altitude of up to 30 km. Ankara signed a $2.5 billion deal with the Russian government in April 2017 to the dissatisfaction of the United States , which had warned of repercussions if the deal went through. (more...)