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Widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo leaves China Widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo leaves China
- July 11, 2018

But now, Liu Xia is reported to have been allowed to leave China. "Liu Xia might not be able to speak much for fear of her brother's safety", he said. It's also a big win for Germany, one of the few countries allowed to send a doctor to China previous year to examine Liu Xiaobo. The primary doctor responsible for Liu Xiaobo's treatment said at a press conference late Thursday that in the activist's final moments, he told his wife to "live well". (more...)
Sen. Leahy Waits To See Who Trump Nominates For Supreme Court Slot Sen. Leahy Waits To See Who Trump Nominates For Supreme Court Slot
- July 11, 2018

While Trump didn't name the four, top contenders for the role have included federal appeals judges Brett Kavanaugh , Raymond Kethledge , Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman . Barrett is popular with social conservatives, but her prospects for being nominated to the post are fading, according to The Wall Street Journal . MARTIN: Is there any way to discern how much President Trump is weighing the idea of confirmability in his process? With the Senate's Republican leadership ... (more...)
President Trump disses Bush's 'Points of Light' volunteerism program President Trump disses Bush's 'Points of Light' volunteerism program
- July 11, 2018

Thank you for signing up for the 3 Things to Know Newsletter. "'Thousand Points of Light.' What does that mean? What the hell was that by the way?" In his inaugural speech in January 1989, George H.W. What the hell is that? Former Bush 43 White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer tweeted: "This is so uncalled for". Has anyone ever figured that one out? "It was put out by a Republican". (more...)
Supreme Court favours live-streaming of court proceedings Supreme Court favours live-streaming of court proceedings
- July 11, 2018

India's top court began reviewing Tuesday (Jul 10) petitions against a colonial-era ban on homosexuality , in the latest chapter of a legal tussle between social and religious conservatives and more liberal-minded Indians. The new petitions will now be challenging the apex court's verdict in 2013. The apex court had on May 3 sought the response of the Centre to pleas seeking live streaming, video recording or transcribing of judicial proceedings in courts. (more...)
Rescue operation suspended after 8th boy freed from Thai cave Rescue operation suspended after 8th boy freed from Thai cave
- July 11, 2018

Ten rescuers had put on scuba gear and headed into the Tham Luang cave network about 11 a.m. local time on Monday, Thai officials said. Thai navy SEALs and a medic who had been stationed with the boys for days, preparing them for their dive, were brought out of the cave soon after. (more...)
15-foot croc captured in Australia 15-foot croc captured in Australia
- July 10, 2018

After nearly a decade on the loose, authorities have finally captured a "monster" Northern Territory crocodile. It was snared in a trap moored in the spawling Katherine River system, about 250 miles south of Darwin. "It's worrying, but it's good that they've got an active program and they've got active traps", Webb said. The ancient beast was taken to a crocodile farm - essentially a preserve that tourists can visit - in Katherine, Northern Territory wildlife operations chief Tracey Duldig ... (more...)
Tropical Storm Chris tracking towards Atlantic Canada Tropical Storm Chris tracking towards Atlantic Canada
- July 10, 2018

Tropical Storm Chris is shown off the eastern coast of North and SC, U.S., in this satellite image July 9, 2018 at 16:12 UTC. Winds are still at 70 miles per hour, making it a strong tropical storm approaching hurricane strength. As of 7 a.m., the disturbance was producing gusty winds and heavy rain over portions of Hispaniola and the adjacent Atlantic and Caribbean waters, the National Hurricane Center said. (more...)
A quick look at the A quick look at the "final four" Supreme Court candidates
- July 10, 2018

In this March 8, 2017, file photo, Judge Thomas Hardiman smiles during a meeting with The Associated Press in Philadelphia. Vladeck said that none of the four judges believed to be the front-runners "have the sort of centrist features that came to characterise much, although not all, of Justice Kennedy's jurisprudence". (more...)
Boys Have Been Rescued From Thailand Cave Boys Have Been Rescued From Thailand Cave
- July 10, 2018

The group of 12 boys has been trapped inside a cave in northern Thailand for two weeks. CNN's Jonathan Miller reported that the eight boys and coach who remain stranded in the cave would likely have to stay put for a couple of days due to issues restocking oxygen supplies. (more...)
Trump says United Kingdom 'in turmoil', declines to offer support to May Trump says United Kingdom 'in turmoil', declines to offer support to May
- July 10, 2018

It was a startling gambit for Trump to risk offending his host by showering Johnson with praise while May faces threats of a revolt - even a no-confidence vote - by her own Conservative party over how she is handling Brexit . "If we all speak with the same voice and say you can come into the community of nations, you can be a major player for good - but not when you're violating your commitments, violating treaties, going into a sovereign nation and trying to kill a citizen as happened in ... (more...)
Americans in UK warned to keep 'low profile' during Trump visit Americans in UK warned to keep 'low profile' during Trump visit
- July 10, 2018

Ahead of his visit, Trump said Britain was now "in somewhat turmoil" as Prime Minister May grappled with a political crisis after two top ministers quit over her plans for trade ties with the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc next March. (more...)
Widow of Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo has left China
- July 10, 2018

BBC Chinese , citing unnamed sources, said Liu had left Beijing on a Finnair flight to Germany on Tuesday at around 11am local time. It is wonderful news that Liu Xia is finally free and that her persecution and illegal detention at the hands of the Chinese authorities has come to an end. (more...)
Family pay tribute to British Novichok victim
- July 10, 2018

Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia fell ill after being targeted with the nerve agent in Salisbury on 4 March. A bus that Ms Sturgess and Mr Rowley used the night before they collapsed has also tested negative for the deadly agent. (more...)
Giant crocodile captured in Australia to stop it going to town Giant crocodile captured in Australia to stop it going to town
- July 10, 2018

Wildlife rangers said Tuesday that they had trapped a 4.7-meter (15-foot) saltwater crocodile, the largest they had ever caught in the northern Australian Katherine River and in an upstream region popular with tourists that is thought relatively safe from the killer predators. (more...)
Fire likely cause of 2016 Air crash: French investigation Fire likely cause of 2016 Air crash: French investigation
- July 10, 2018

The Airbus A320 was flying from Paris to Cairo on May 19, 2016 when it crashed into the southeastern Mediterranean, killing 66 people, including 40 Egyptians and 15 French citizens. The Egyptian Public prosecution said in a statement sent to journalists it was still conducting its investigation into the crash "in full cooperation with the French investigation side". (more...)
Trump pardons OR cattle ranchers in land dispute Trump pardons OR cattle ranchers in land dispute
- July 10, 2018

He also said that the Hammonds' five-year prison sentence was part of an "overzealous" prosecution by Obama administration officials, while calling the Hammonds "devoted family men" and "respected contributors to their local communities". But critics say the president could be ignoring valid claims for clemency as he works outside the typical pardon process, focusing on cases brought to his attention by friends, famous people and conservative media pundits. (more...)
Forest Preserves probe cop’s response to Puerto Rican harassment complaint Forest Preserves probe cop’s response to Puerto Rican harassment complaint
- July 10, 2018

Mia Irizarry, who said she had rented a forest preserve pavilion for a birthday party, posted the 36-minute video to her Facebook page on June 14. As Mia's video went viral, Forest Preserves informed the public that the officer who failed to protect Mia is under investigation and now on desk duty. (more...)
BREXIT BREAKDOWN: UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT BREXIT BREAKDOWN: UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT
- July 10, 2018

May imposed on her cabinet on Friday. In a statement, Johnson savaged May's strategy, accusing her of allowing an optimistic Brexit vision to become clouded by a failure of ambition . "His replacement will be announced shortly". Conservative leading body the 1922 Committee had a meeting to decide the Prime Minister's fate following the resignations. (more...)
About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash
- July 10, 2018

Paramedics are treating the patients and will thereafter transport them to nearby hospitals for further treatment. ER24 says paramedics are on scene, but adds, the exact number of injuries could still change. (more...)
Nawaz, Maryam put on Exit Control List Nawaz, Maryam put on Exit Control List
- July 10, 2018

Ms. Maryam on Sunday shared her flight details with mediapersons. She said she will reach Lahore airport on Friday at 6.15 pm by Etihad Airways' flight EY-243. The judge while awarding 10 years imprisonment to Nawaz Sharif also imposed an eight million pound (Rs1.2billion) fine, while a fine of two million pound (Rs322 million) has been imposed on his daughter Maryam Nawaz. (more...)
Baby survives after man buried him in forest for over nine hours Baby survives after man buried him in forest for over nine hours
- July 10, 2018

Bassett added the deputies arrived at the scene to find that the suspect, Francis Carlton Crowley, 32, had left the area and that a five-month-old who had been left in his care had not been seen for several hours. The deputy followed that faint sound until he found the baby, who was buried under sticks and debris while face down, according to the post. Meanwhile, police have charged Crowley with criminal endangerment and said additional charges are forthcoming. (more...)
Trump picks conservative Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Trump picks conservative Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
- July 10, 2018

In the 1990s Judge Kavanaugh helped his mentor, independent counsel Kenneth Starr, to investigate President Bill Clinton . Republicans changed the Senate's rules a year ago to allow them to confirm a Supreme Court justice with a simple majority vote. (more...)
Trump assails North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members days before summit, United States News & Top Stories Trump assails North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members days before summit, United States News & Top Stories
- July 10, 2018

He said many countries were "nowhere close" to their commitment to spend two percent of GDP own defence. "This is not fair, nor is it acceptable", he said. Trump also said in the same tweet. While last June , NATO expected a 4.3 percent spending growth in 2017, the figure was revised in March to nearly 4.9 percent and further to over 5.2 percent in July . (more...)
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns amid Cabinet's deep divisions over Brexit
- July 10, 2018

He told the BBC that he thought the United Kingdom was giving away "too much, too easily" and predicted that the European Union would be demanding more concessions in talks. What was the reaction in the Commons? This sets up an overdue moment of truth for the Tory Brexiters. "The American President recently said to the French President 'if you left the European Union we'd give you a great trade deal, a big, handsome trade deal.' But we haven't even approached him in relation to that". (more...)
Judge Denies Request to Detain Immigrant Families Together Judge Denies Request to Detain Immigrant Families Together
- July 10, 2018

This means that if the administration detains immigrant children and parents together for longer than 20 days, it will have to decide whether to separate them again, which Trump has said he doesn't want to do, or to release the entire family, which he also doesn't want to do. (more...)

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