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Iran summons Dutch envoy over expulsion of 2 diplomats Iran summons Dutch envoy over expulsion of 2 diplomats
- July 09, 2018

The spokesman said Iran is seeking to preserve and expand its relations with all states based on good-faith and mutual respect but at the same time, as a victim of terrorism, it once again calls for a resolute and indiscriminate fight by all members of the world community against terrorism. (more...)
More remains found near property linked to McArthur investigation More remains found near property linked to McArthur investigation
- July 09, 2018

The part of the ravine that police are searching is located immediately behind the Mallory Crescent property, where McArthur reportedly stored landscaping equipment. Police investigators and a forensic anthropologist searched McArthur's home Wednesday morning. Idsinga said he could not estimate how long his team would remain at the site but they would not be digging over the weekend. (more...)
Haiti gripped by deadly riots over fuel prices Haiti gripped by deadly riots over fuel prices
- July 09, 2018

Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant on Saturday announced a temporary halt to fuel price increases, which were slated increase 51 percent for kerosene, 47 percent for diesel and 38 percent for gasoline, according to the Haitian daily newspaper Le Nouvelliste . (more...)
Turkey sacks 18,500 state employees over alleged terrorism links Turkey sacks 18,500 state employees over alleged terrorism links
- July 08, 2018

Turkish police on Friday launched nationwide raids to detain almost 350 people, including soldiers, accused of links to the group blamed for the July 2016 failed coup, state media reported. The latest period is officially due to end on July 19. Sunday's decree also reinstated 148 people previously sacked through emergency decrees. This year, the government said more than 77,000 people had been arrested over alleged links to Mr Gulen. (more...)
Several reported dead and injured after train derails in northwestern Turkey
- July 08, 2018

The incident occurred when five carriages of the train, carrying 300 people, came off the tracks near the Greek border, according to Anadolu news agency. A statement from the prime minister's office said a suburban train suffered an accident after a landslide. Television images showed several wagons laying on their side and emergency personnel walking to reach the crash site. (more...)
Beryl to pass BVI at 'a safe distance', says forecasters
- July 08, 2018

A disorganized Tropical Storm Beryl was closing in on the chain of islands that form the outer perimeter of the Caribbean, where it was expected to bring tropical storm conditions to the islands of Guadeloupe and Dominica on Sunday night. (more...)
Rudy Giuliani says Michael Cohen should cooperate with federal investigators Rudy Giuliani says Michael Cohen should cooperate with federal investigators
- July 08, 2018

On ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, Giuliani told Stephanopoulos he and Trump were fine with Cohen's interview, and that he has "zero" concerns about what Cohen could tell authorities "as long as he tells the truth". President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani cast serious doubt on the possibility his client would ever sit down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Sharing a clip of Giuliani admitting he may have been at the notorious Trump Tower meeting - or knew about it - with the lawyer stating, ... (more...)
Giuliani confirms WH contested Mueller interview with John Kelly
- July 08, 2018

The biggest question hanging over the investigation right now is whether or not Trump will sit down with Mueller for an interview. Asked about a report in The New York Times that included news of the pushback against special counsel Robert Mueller's request for an interview with Kelly, Giuliani said the special counsel team was dealing with White House attorney Emmet Flood on that issue. (more...)
Amul Thapar Not On Donald Trump's Shortlist For US Supreme Court Amul Thapar Not On Donald Trump's Shortlist For US Supreme Court
- July 08, 2018

The US President interviewed seven candidates from his master list of 25 judges, the White House said. Asked about the details of the selection process, Trump said he had it down to four people. White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters this week that the president had spoken with at least eight potential nominees and wants to select someone who has superior intellect, "the right temperament" and will uphold the Constitution. (more...)
What is in Theresa May's Brexit plan? What is in Theresa May's Brexit plan?
- July 08, 2018

Britain proposes that it would "apply the EU's tariffs and trade policy for goods intended for the United Kingdom, and the EU's tariffs and trade policy for goods intended for the EU". Just whether that body belongs to May or her Brexiteers' is the unsolved mystery. He suggested his support for the prime minister was not unconditional. (more...)
Michael Cohen Hires Former Bill Clinton Lawyer Lanny Davis Michael Cohen Hires Former Bill Clinton Lawyer Lanny Davis
- July 08, 2018

Trump's legal team earlier this year, dismissed those concerns, saying there is no indication that the president is involved in the investigation into Mr. Former federal prosecutors say it's deeply unusual for Cohen to be publicly telegraphing his intention to cooperate, and that he could just be angling for a pardon from Trump. (more...)
First two of the 12 boys in Thai cave have been rescued First two of the 12 boys in Thai cave have been rescued
- July 08, 2018

A senior member of the rescue operation's medical team told Reuters that half of the "Wild Boars" soccer team had been pulled out of the Tham Luang cave. They are glued to television screens in hopes of hearing news about any promising developments in the rescue operation. Narongsak Osottanakorn, head of the rescue mission, told reporters that the first boys - who have spent 15 nights trapped some 4 km inside the flooded cave - could emerge around 9pm local time (7:30pm IST). (more...)
English media lavish praise on Gareth Southgate's team for reaching semi-finals English media lavish praise on Gareth Southgate's team for reaching semi-finals
- July 08, 2018

Supporters blocked traffic and climbed on to vehicles, bus stops and street signs after the Three Lions' dramatic win over Sweden . They roared in delight when Harry Maguire powered home an unstoppable header from a corner after 30 minutes and when Deli Ali headed home the second after 58 minutes. (more...)
Two boys emerge from Thai cave, two more close behind, official says Two boys emerge from Thai cave, two more close behind, official says
- July 08, 2018

Chiang Rai acting Governor Narongsak Osatanakorn said 13 foreign and five Thai divers were taking part in the rescue and two divers will accompany each boy as they are gradually extracted. Narongsak said that rescuers have assessed the boys' condition and also briefed their families, who are supportive of the rescue plan. Mr Narongsak said that the rescue operation could take a number of days or be halted at any time. (more...)
Putin invites Russian team to Kremlin after historic World Cup performance Putin invites Russian team to Kremlin after historic World Cup performance
- July 08, 2018

Despite the pre-World Cup barbs and snipes regarding Russia's quality and the politically-charged commentary related to the hosts, they bowed out in style, having exceeded expectations and injected the tournament with a healthy dose of enthusiasm. (more...)
Supreme Court Nominee List Shortens to Mostly 'Identical' Candidates Supreme Court Nominee List Shortens to Mostly 'Identical' Candidates
- July 08, 2018

Kethledge, who did not respond to an interview request, attended the University of MI for his undergraduate studies and law school, a contrast with others on the high court, which is awash in Ivy League diplomas. "He listens to everybody, big or small, influential or not, and absorbs it all", said Trump friend and Newsmax chief executive Christopher Ruddy. She was one of five conservative justices added to Trump's list of candidates in November. (more...)
27 dead, dozens missing after Thailand boat capsizes off Phuket 27 dead, dozens missing after Thailand boat capsizes off Phuket
- July 08, 2018

The monsoon season often brings high winds to coastal areas and flash storms. "One passenger died, 56 from the boat remain missing, while 48 have been rescued", he told the press in Phuket today. The accidents came as rescuers, also led by Thai navy divers, support 12 boys and their soccer coach stranded almost two weeks inside a flooded cave in the country's far north, and try to determine how and when to extract them. (more...)
England would hate to lose to Sweden, says Sven-Goran Eriksson England would hate to lose to Sweden, says Sven-Goran Eriksson
- July 08, 2018

Two years ago central defender Harry Maguire was celebrating helping Hull City to the Premier League by following England in the 2016 European Championships, now at Leicester City after suffering relegation with Hull a year ago, he is on the way to being one of the players of the tournament. (more...)
Boris Johnson says Theresa May's Brexit plan is 'a big turd'
- July 08, 2018

However, at least 10 are expected this weekend to submit letters calling for May to be replaced as leader, and more could follow if the prime minister doesn't satisfy the pro-Brexit wing of her party in her response to parliamentary questions about her plan next week. (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit: Fears Trump may pull troops out of Europe North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit: Fears Trump may pull troops out of Europe
- July 08, 2018

Trump hasn't ruled out recognizing Russia's seizure of Crimea and suggested the USA has too many troops in Germany. Despite Trump's criticism, Ischinger said the transatlantic alliance was in its best shape in years given rising military spending and efforts to shore up defences in the Baltic states and Poland after Russia's annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014. (more...)
US warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions with Beijing US warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions with Beijing
- July 08, 2018

A US official confirmed that the destroyers USS Mustin and USS Benfold were the two ships that transited through the waterway. "The military is monitoring the situation in neighbouring areas, and has the confidence and abilities to maintain regional stability and defend national security ", it said in a statement . (more...)
Reports the gunman who killed two Sydney teenagers has been found dead Reports the gunman who killed two Sydney teenagers has been found dead
- July 08, 2018

Forensic teams and homicide investigators had been searching the home all night for evidence, while the mother was recovering with friends after being treated for severe shock. "It's an absolutely disgusting incident to unfold. you've really got a family struggling to come to terms with it". A senior police officer told The Daily Telegraph the children "were trying to hide in a bedroom and were huddled together when he opened fire". (more...)
Latest Brexit proposal creates partial free trade zone between United Kingdom and EU Latest Brexit proposal creates partial free trade zone between United Kingdom and EU
- July 08, 2018

The UK Parliament would "take back control" by having the power to align UK goods rules with Brussels - or to diverge from them. This framework would also include robust and appropriate means for the resolution of disputes, including through a Joint Committee and in many areas through binding independent arbitration - accommodating through a joint reference procedure the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) as the interpreter of EU rules, but founded on the principle ... (more...)
Two US Navy vessels sail through Taiwan Strait: MND Two US Navy vessels sail through Taiwan Strait: MND
- July 08, 2018

Two US guided-missile destroyers, the USS Mustin (DDG-89) and the USS Benfold (DDG-65), transited the Taiwan Strait and Taiwan's southern exclusive economic zone earlier yesterday on an apparent northeasterly course, the Ministry of National Defense said last night. (more...)
Duterte: If you can prove your God exists, I will resign Duterte: If you can prove your God exists, I will resign
- July 08, 2018

The Philippine president, who recently sparked outrage for calling God stupid, has courted new controversy in his largely Roman Catholic country by saying he will resign if anybody can prove that God exists. You create a ideal (one) then you spoil it through the snake and an apple. Duterte had said he could not understand the logic of original sin since people were born with parents who underwent the sacrament of marriage. (more...)

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