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World Israel airstrike hits Syrian army position in occupied Golan Heights
Author: 0 Israel airstrike hits Syrian army position in occupied Golan Heights

Syrian government forces launched a wide offensive on June 19 to retake Daraa province and the nearby Quneitra region that borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Friday's agreement came after bombardment of rebel-held areas intensified earlier this week after rebels rejected a deal with the Russians. Friday's reported takeover comes after rebels announced reaching a deal with Russian Federation, an ally of the Syrian government, aimed at ending a devastating government campaign in the ...

World China contractor confirms halts work on Malaysia rail link project
Author: 0 China contractor confirms halts work on Malaysia rail link project

Mahathir, 92, a tough-talking political veteran, said he will also bring up the high interest rates levied on Chinese loans used to finance the projects. "We're confident [that] first of all, this project is based on business principles - it is very open and transparent", he said that in the case of the ECRL, the project was in response to internal demand with the aim towards creation of value.

World Ex-Thai navy Seal diver dies as oxygen levels fall in cave
Author: 0 Ex-Thai navy Seal diver dies as oxygen levels fall in cave

Despite concerns, the boys are unlikely to be extracted within the next 24 hours because it was still too unsafe, according to a Thai Navy official who is not authorized to speak to the media. The risks are underscored by the death of a former Thai Navy SEAL Petty Officer First Class Saman Kunan , who was diving in the flooded passageways to deliver supplies on Friday.

World Pompeo to travel to N. Korea Thursday: White House
Author: 0 Pompeo to travel to N. Korea Thursday: White House

About this he wrote on his Twitter page. Trump could dangle a second meeting in NY as an incentive for North Korea to follow that timeline, officials told Axios. Asked about the USA diplomat's visit, Kim Eui-keum, a spokesman for South Korea's Blue House, said that they were aware of the meeting but that it would be inappropriate to comment further.

World JK Rowling calls out Donald Trump over typos
Author: 0 JK Rowling calls out Donald Trump over typos

Rowling; various other celebrities; the dictionary and many other English-speakers. What is meant by the phrases "to pour over", "to pore over", and finally to "comb over". Chances are they were ghost written by an anonymous author with Trump just adding his name to the cover. The author was responding to a tweet Trump had sent earlier on Tuesday defending his unusual writing style.

World Air strikes resume in southwest Syria after talks fail
Author: 0 Air strikes resume in southwest Syria after talks fail

Rebels in Syria's south on Wednesday discussed a Russian proposal to hand over their remaining territory in exchange for a halt to the regime's blistering offensive, rebel sources said. On Sunday, rebels in the strategically located town of Bosra al-Sham in Syria's southern Deraa province surrendered to forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

World Trump Administration Seeks More Time To Reunify Migrant Families
Author: 0 Trump Administration Seeks More Time To Reunify Migrant Families

Over the previous weekend, and during the Fourth of July holiday on Wednesday, protests took to the streets to oppose Mr Trump's decision to separate families . Although Azar suggested on Thursday that speedy reunification could risk releasing children to parents who are criminals or unsafe, the court filing states that the government does not now anticipate any delay based on the need to run background checks by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

World A giant Donald Trump balloon set to fly across Parliament
Author: 0 A giant Donald Trump balloon set to fly across Parliament

On Friday morning, Trump and May will visit an as-yet unnamed defence site connected to joint UK-US military training. It's about my friends, family, and others, from all around the world ... In London . however, the Republican's relationship with mayor Sadiq Khan has been strained . Khan also noted that protest organizers will have to receive proper approvals from the Metropolitan Police and the National Air Traffic Service in order for the balloon to fly, as his main priority is ...

World 6 followers of Japan cult leader also executed
Author: 0 6 followers of Japan cult leader also executed

The death of Asahara appeared to draw the curtain on the cult's shocking crimes, which included not only the 1995 subway attack but also a similar, smaller sarin attack the previous year along with other attacks using the deadly chemical VX.

World Second UK nerve agent poisoning victims likely not directly targeted, police say
Author: 0 Second UK nerve agent poisoning victims likely not directly targeted, police say

Britain has accused Russian Federation of being behind the Skripal attack but the Kremlin denies any involvement. Making clear that the United Kingdom will "stand up to the actions that threaten our security", he added: "It is completely unacceptable for our people to be either deliberate or accidental targets, or for our streets, our parks, our towns, to be dumping grounds for poison".

World Trump says USA to meet soon with Europe on trade
Author: 0 Trump says USA to meet soon with Europe on trade

Rutte later emphasized the importance of their joint cooperation, noting how "the relationship between the Netherlands and the United States is over 400 years old". "We have a very close relationship". The Netherlands is the sixth-largest economy in the European Union, and the fifth-largest exporter of goods in the world, according to data from market research company Statista.

World US Navy: Will Protect Commerce in Face of Iran Oil Threat
Author: 0 US Navy: Will Protect Commerce in Face of Iran Oil Threat

As tensions grow, the U.S. president is demanding that all countries end imports of Iranian oil by 4 November, as part of a series of 12 demands aimed at forcing Iran to behave "like a normal country". However, Rouhani told French President Emmanuel Macron by telephone on Thursday that the package of economic measures failed to offset sufficiently the effects of the USA pullout and its re-imposition of nuclear-related sanctions.

World Trump pressed aides on Venezuela invasion, US official says
Author: 0 Trump pressed aides on Venezuela invasion, US official says

Trump's bullish rhetoric is likely going to bolster Maduro's standing at home . He alluded to reports in the U.S. press which said that last August, Trump asked foreign policy advisers about the possibility of invading Venezuela , which the Trump administration has derided as a corrupt, left-wing dictatorship.

World Scott Pruitt Steps Down From EPA
Author: 0 Scott Pruitt Steps Down From EPA

The people he worked with "respect him, and I think that will help move the agenda forward and make sure the accomplishments are long lasting". His deputy, Andrew Wheeler , is taking over as acting director. But Hart was later forced to admit he had met with Pruitt at EPA headquarters last summer after his firm, Williams & Jensen, revealed he had lobbied the agency on a required federal disclosure form.

World Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years over corruption
Author: 0 Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years over corruption

The court asked the national anti-corruption bureau to launch a probe into the allegations against Sharif, which stem from the Panama Papers leak a year ago linking his family to lucrative offshore businesses. In July, last year, Sharif was ousted by the Pakistan supreme court in the Panamagate scandal. The PML later split and Nawaz formed the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

World Trump Mocks #MeToo, Sucks Up To Putin, And Other Greatest Rally Hits
Author: 0 Trump Mocks #MeToo, Sucks Up To Putin, And Other Greatest Rally Hits

Maybe you should focus on fixing the lives you're destroying", Warren tweeted . Warren was referring to news that federal officials are using DNA tests to confirm that people claiming children in detention are in fact related to them. He says they have to vote Republican in November if they want to protect their families and communities. With SCOTUS now an issue, Senate Republicans said the vacancy left by outgoing Justice Anthony Kennedy will be filled by fall, giving base voters another ...

World Polish Supreme Court Head Defies Ruling Party As Crisis Deepens
Author: 0 Polish Supreme Court Head Defies Ruling Party As Crisis Deepens

Chief Justice Gersdorf maintains her term of office is enshrined in the constitution. Twenty-seven of the court's 73 judges are affected by the new law , which lowers the retirement age from 70 to 65. The Constitutional Court also underwent controversial reforms introduced by the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) government in 2016. Around 4,000 people - according to the Warsaw town hall - gathered outside the Supreme Court in the capital, many shouting "free courts", "shame" and ...

World Trump will focus on Russia's 'malign' activity at summits
Author: 0 Trump will focus on Russia's 'malign' activity at summits

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will meet on July 16 in Poland's Helsinki to discuss bilateral relations. After basking in the certain accolades of his conservative base, Trump will turn his eyes to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Belgium, which is shaping up as one of the most pivotal meetings in the alliance's history.

World Iranian diplomat in Austria held over Paris bomb plot
Author: 0 Iranian diplomat in Austria held over Paris bomb plot

Special guests at this year's conference included former NY mayor and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and U.S. Republican firebrand and former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who both urged regime change in Iran . The plot reportedly meant to target a 25,000-strong rally organised by the Iranian opposition movement, Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), held in a northeastern suburb of Paris on 30 June.

World US tariffs take effect, China warns of 'counterattack'
Author: 0 US tariffs take effect, China warns of 'counterattack'

Eastern, when the USA targets 818 of China's technology products, including auto parts, and aerospace and medical instruments. From Air Force One, on his way to a rally in Montana, Trump said the USA is ready to target an additional US$200 billion in Chinese imports - and then US$300 billion more - if Beijing refuses to yield to U.S.

World Bodies Found After Phuket Boat Capsized, Officials Say
Author: 0 Bodies Found After Phuket Boat Capsized, Officials Say

Another 39 people were saved when a second passenger boat overturned. He said officials would consider whether to ban boats from going to sea during strong winds. A late report from the Thai PBS television station said the body of a man wearing a life jacket from the larger vessel had been recovered. Thailand is in the middle of its monsoon season which brings with it adverse weather conditions.

World Mother sold her 7-year-old son, tried to sell daughters
Author: 0 Mother sold her 7-year-old son, tried to sell daughters

The arrest occurred after DPS officers executed a drug search warrant, according to KIII-TV . After her arrest, officers transported Garza to the Nueces County Jail where she was booked with bond set at $100,000. Jail records obtained by the local NBC affiliate revealed the boy was sold to two men. Two other people with Garza were arrested on drug-related charges.

World May To Pitch 'Softest Possible Brexit' Plan To Team - ITV
Author: 0 May To Pitch 'Softest Possible Brexit' Plan To Team - ITV

This week sees yet another supposedly critical meeting in the continuing saga of the UK's attempt to leave the EU. Britain's Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove talks about the planned cabinet meeting, at the Prime Minister's official country residence Chequers later this week, on the BBC radio Today programme in London , Britain, July 4, 2018.

World Nuclear talks: What US and North Korea want from each other
Author: 0 Nuclear talks: What US and North Korea want from each other

Korean news outlet The Chosunilbo reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought two items from the president to the dictator upon his visit to North Korea. This change is coming at the behest of South Korea, which has told the United States that step-by-step negotiations are more likely to lead to a positive result than for the USA to demand North Korea yield to everything at once.

World Powerful Republican Pulled Into Ohio State Molestation Scandal
Author: 0 Powerful Republican Pulled Into Ohio State Molestation Scandal

President TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Handler issues July 4 apology to world: "We're sorry about our president" USA pork producers prepare for steep tariffs: "I don't want to be the patriot who dies at the end of the war" ACLU membership grew from 400,000 to 1.84 million after Trump was elected: report MORE on Thursday stood behind Jordan, saying he believes Jordan did not know about the abuse.

World Trump Apparently Has a Leading Contender for SCOTUS
Author: 0 Trump Apparently Has a Leading Contender for SCOTUS

The Texas Republican is suggesting that the president fill the impending vacancy on the nation's highest court caused by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement with one of his closest friends - Sen. "Her clarity and intellectual strength in the Senate hearings for her current judgeship showed an intellect and a depth of thought that would be powerful on the Supreme Court", Gingrich wrote.

World Trump and United States delegation to bring up election meddling with Putin
Author: 0 Trump and United States delegation to bring up election meddling with Putin

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 11th, the Israeli leader's office said in a statement on Monday. Another summit is due on July 16th in Helsinki still aimed at world peace. "After all, these are the two countries that have the largest nuclear arsenals in the world, and when you have that kind of a situation.we need to introduce as much stability as we can, certainly to avoid a miscalculation or even some kind of accidental clash".

World Fugitive web tycoon Kim Dotcom loses appeal against extradition to US
Author: 0 Fugitive web tycoon Kim Dotcom loses appeal against extradition to US

We think that ultimately Kim Dotcom will prevail". Dotcom says he can't be held responsible for how others used the site. "The evidence the appellants say the United States wrongfully prevented them from calling would not affect the question of whether there is sufficient evidence to make out a prima facie case".

World 'Major incident' declared after two collapse in Wiltshire
Author: 0 'Major incident' declared after two collapse in Wiltshire

The British government accused Russian Federation of carrying out the attack with the nerve agent Novichok , but Moscow has strongly denied any involvement. The people affected are not officially named by police, who still believe they have fallen victim to a contaminated batch of drugs - "possibly heroin or crack cocaine".

World Trump likens immigration enforcement to 'liberating a town' in combat
Author: 0 Trump likens immigration enforcement to 'liberating a town' in combat

The administration also says it now has legal backing for its policy. Secondly, protesters want to end family detentions and close a detention center in Berks County. The leftist attacks on ICE demonstrate how radical progressives are willing to toss aside laws that protect Americans and the fearless men and women who enforce those laws to advance an effectively open-borders political agenda.

World Panel calls intel assessment on Russia meddling 'sound'
Author: 0 Panel calls intel assessment on Russia meddling 'sound'

Tuesday's report flies in the face of a flurry of attacks from Trump and his allies. In a press release Tuesday, the panel added that the ICA's conclusions were "well supported and the tradecraft was strong". The Senate panel, which has sustained the only major bipartisan investigation into Russian meddling, forcefully rejected a campaign led by House Republicans and President Trump, who have contended that anti-Trump bias tainted the Russia inquiry from the start.

World President calls on Congress to fix 'insane' immigration laws
Author: 0 President calls on Congress to fix 'insane' immigration laws

Jayapal said at the rally christened "Families Belong Together, ' which among others was joined by a number of celebrities, including Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Alicia Keys, Diane Guerrero, a star on Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black, ' and 'Hamilton " creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

World Rescuers race to drain water inside Thai cave before rains
Author: 0 Rescuers race to drain water inside Thai cave before rains

Seven members of Thailand's navy, including two medics, are working with the pair to free the boys. Rescuers have prepared equipment and mapped out plans to evacuate the 12 youth soccer players, aged between 11 and 16 years, and their 25-year-old coach from Tham Luang Khun Nam Nang Non cave in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province, about 860 kilometers north of Bangkok, where they have entered for a dozen days since June 23.

World Church cages Jesus, Mary and Joseph to protest Trump immigration policy
Author: 0 Church cages Jesus, Mary and Joseph to protest Trump immigration policy

The church has taken a strong position against the separation of families at the US border. "They were a homeless family with nowhere to stay", Carlson told the news outlet of Joseph, Mary and Jesus . "When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt", he said, quoting Matthew 2:13-14. Carlsen also noted in an interview with WRTV that, according to scripture, the Holy Family themselves were asylum seekers.

World Top Russian, U.S. Diplomats To Meet After Helsinki Summit, Lavrov Says
Author: 0 Top Russian, U.S. Diplomats To Meet After Helsinki Summit, Lavrov Says

President Donald Trump and his U.S. delegation intend to raise the issues of arms control, Ukraine, Syria and election meddling during their meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin , a senior administration told reporters Thursday. "I think the resumption of dialogue is going to be a very timely event on the eve of the forthcoming meeting between the two leaders", he added. Relations between Moscow and Washington have sunk to a post-Cold War low over issues including Russia's ...

World Statue of Liberty climber charged with trespassing
Author: 0 Statue of Liberty climber charged with trespassing

So police placed her in custody, Willis said , noting that the woman was facing multiple federal charges including trespassing and disorderly conduct. Somma added that the woman was not cooperative in speaking with police, and has yet to identify the reason for her protest . Watch live video from multiple views on the island here: www.libertyellisfoundation.org/torchcam .

World Video of France President blowing pidgin is exciting Nigerians
Author: 0 Video of France President blowing pidgin is exciting Nigerians

Amnesty International last week said some 1,813 people have been killed in all types of violence since the start of 2018 - more than double that in the last 12 months alone. The choice of location surprised many Nigerians given its association with the anti-establishment musician. France's president on Tuesday visited a nightclub founded by legendary Nigerian Afrobeat star Fela Kuti which has a reputation as a hedonistic haven filled with frenetic music, scantily clad podium dancers and the ...

World Pompeo to travel to N Korea for talks with Kim Jong
Author: 0 Pompeo to travel to N Korea for talks with Kim Jong

The State Department said the USA ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim, who led policy negotiations with North Korea before the summit, travelled to the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas on Sunday to resume talks on next steps in implementing the joint declaration Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed in Singapore .

World Mob lynches 5 suspected child kidnappers in India; police arrest 23
Author: 0 Mob lynches 5 suspected child kidnappers in India; police arrest 23

At least 20 people have been killed in mostly rural villages in several Indian states by attacking mobs that critics say were inflamed by social media. For example, there is now a public beta test that is labelling any forwarded message. "This local research will help us build upon recent changes we have made within WhatsApp and support broad education to help people spot false news and hoaxes", the statement added.

World Wednesday forecast: Hot and dry, stay safe
Author: 0 Wednesday forecast: Hot and dry, stay safe

The weather service says Thursday looks to be the first sign of the heat wave truly weakening, and by Friday and Saturday a cold front should finally arrive in our region. Most models do indicate most spots will see some rain but there are also a few models indicating several spots staying dry. The chance for heat stress and other illnesses are heightened for the elderly and those sensitive to higher temperatures, according to the advisory.

World French Gangster Escapes Prison in Helicopter
Author: 0 French Gangster Escapes Prison in Helicopter

The 46-year-old Faid was serving 25 years for the 2010 death of a young police officer killed during a botched robbery. Faid's brother who was the only suspect detained thus far was released late last night after assuring authorities he was not aware of the escape plan, a source close to the case said.

World Trump to rescind Obama-era guidelines on race in college admissions
Author: 0 Trump to rescind Obama-era guidelines on race in college admissions

The guidelines, meant to promote diversity, laid out legal recommendations that Trump officials argue go beyond Supreme Court precedent and "mislead schools to believe that legal forms of affirmative action are simpler to achieve than the law allows", The Wall Street Journal reported .

World More Supreme Court Candidates Meet With Trump
Author: 0 More Supreme Court Candidates Meet With Trump

Trump said he was working from a list of 25 conservative nominees the White House released last November, and the Center has requested disclosures for all of them. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeTrump to announce Supreme Court pick July 9; two women on short list The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance - Expensive and brutal: Inside the Supreme Court fight ahead Senate passes mammoth farm bill MORE (R), who has openly acknowledged he would accept an ...

World 2 workers wounded in shooting outside Kan. elementary school
Author: 0 2 workers wounded in shooting outside Kan. elementary school

Police indicate three crime scenes related to the shooting: 1) the school grounds, 2) the site of the carjacking, and 3) the site of an unsuccessful carjacking. Police brought the carjacking victim to his home, and he noticed one of his dogs was outside. The shooting took place around 9 a.m. local time. The Star reported that the suspect tried to escape from a police vehicle as he was being taken to jail.

World Merkel defends migration policy after Seehofer showdown
Author: 0 Merkel defends migration policy after Seehofer showdown

Austria was responding to a deal reached late on Monday between German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and her partners in Bavaria's Christian Social Union (CSU), settling a row over immigration that had threatened to topple the German government.

World North Korea expands weapons facilities despite USA pressure to disarm
Author: 0 North Korea expands weapons facilities despite USA pressure to disarm

Satellite images from Planet Labs taken on April 1 (left), and June 29 show development at a North Korea missile production facility in Hamhung, South Hambyong Province. Some US officials believe that North Korea has about 65 nuclear warheads. The report comes as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepares to visit Pyongyang this week while the United States continues to press for denuclearization.

World Bolton says Putin denied meddling by
Author: 0 Bolton says Putin denied meddling by "Russian state" in private meeting

Trump, who is spending the weekend at his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J., also predicted swift approval for the Supreme Court nominee he says he will unveil a week from Monday to replace Justice Anthony M. Trump raised the meddling issue during his first meeting with Putin in Hamburg. "I think he does believe in the strongman view of leadership". Trump has clearly signaled that he will use the court nomination outcome, together with polarizing issues such as immigration, to keep his ...

World Sen. Collins: No Roe v Wade opponent for high court
Author: 0 Sen. Collins: No Roe v Wade opponent for high court

Interested in Supreme Court? Her view contrasted with that of many conservatives who saw Roe v. Wade as a form of activism or legislating from the bench. He said nominees have not taken a position on issues publicly that are likely to come before them on the court. Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate, and it's even closer because of the absence of ailing Sen.