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Liu Xia: Nobel laureate's widow allowed to leave China for Europe Liu Xia: Nobel laureate's widow allowed to leave China for Europe
- July 12, 2018

Several expressed concerns about the fate of her brother, Liu Hui, who has previously been convicted of fraud and sentenced to jail in a case supporters said was a form of retaliation against the attention the Nobel laureate was getting. Officials at the German embassy in Beijing did not confirm the news when contacted by Reuters and referred questions to the German Foreign Office in Berlin. (more...)
South Korea airs worries over fallout from US-China trade war South Korea airs worries over fallout from US-China trade war
- July 12, 2018

That came four days after Washington added 25 percent duties on $ 34 billion of Chinese goods and Beijing responded by increasing its own taxes on the same amount of American imports. The goal is to bring the total amount of Chinese imports up to 40 percent of the total imported from the Asian power, since the US products hit by Beijing's retaliation represent that share of exports, an official told reporters in a conference call. (more...)
Thailand Cave Rescue Successfully Concluded Thailand Cave Rescue Successfully Concluded
- July 12, 2018

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha dismissed rumours on Tuesday that the boys had been drugged to facilitate the operation, saying the children had not been given anaesthetic. A second rescue operation was carried out the following day by the same team of divers, and took only nine hours to bring out the next four, the report said . (more...)
Kim Jong-un Blew Off Mike Pompeo to Visit a Potato Farm
- July 12, 2018

Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News. "They didn't give it", Trump told reporters when asked about the CD. Pompeo traveled to Pyongyang last weekend to flesh out the details of an agreement reached by Trump and Kim at their historic Singapore summit last month. (more...)
Photographer bowled by celebrating players keeps snapping
- July 12, 2018

The historic win was the kind of accomplishment that would have every Croatian thrilled for Sunday's match against France. 'They just kept coming towards me and they fell on me! It was a insane moment, they were delighted. AFP has published a tweet of his efforts. Thanks to Mandzukic's stunning goal 11 minutes from the end of extra time, Croatia will play France in the final on Monday morning (NZT). (more...)
Papa John's founder apologizes after reportedly using slur Papa John's founder apologizes after reportedly using slur
- July 12, 2018

According to Forbes , Schnatter tried to downplay his past controversies by saying that Colonel Sanders - the founder of KFC - called black people the N-word. Schnatter then went on to describe his early life in IN, a place, he said, where Black people used to be dragged from trucks until they died. That comment and others disturbed multiple people on the call, Forbes' source said, according to the report. (more...)
Russia, Greece spat and diplomatic tit-for-tat Russia, Greece spat and diplomatic tit-for-tat
- July 12, 2018

Sputnik is citing Kathimerini to say that Athens has accused diplomats of "attempts to collect and disseminate information, as well as bribing government officials". Last month the two countries signed an agreement that if approved will see FYR Macedonia change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia. They add that the decision for the expulsions is confined to the specific four persons, and does not change the broader good intentions of Greece toward Russian Federation. (more...)
Theresa May promises orderly Brexit amid more resignations, confidence vote calls Theresa May promises orderly Brexit amid more resignations, confidence vote calls
- July 12, 2018

The tánaiste made his comments after the resignations this week of David Davis , the Brexit secretary, Boris Johnson , the foreign secretary, and two Tory vice-chairmen. Challenged directly by the Scottish Tory MP Paul Masterton over whether he would "seriously walk through the lobbies with a handful of hard-line Eurosceptic Tories, vote down the deal and cause us to crash out without any deal at all", Mr Streeting replied: "The Labour Party will be constructive, but this isn't good enough". (more...)
Husband blames carbon monoxide after wife, mechanic die in Newark garage Husband blames carbon monoxide after wife, mechanic die in Newark garage
- July 12, 2018

Kahali Johnson found his wife, Tameka Hargrave, 39, and the 56-year-old mechanic, who was not identified, dead in a parking garage on Monday night in Newark, N.J., ABC 7 NY reported. 'She's just a few feet away, she's laid out. Authorities are not releasing the names of the victims but ABC 7 reports that the woman's name was Tameka Hargrave. (more...)
NATO Summit Overshadowed by Defense Spending Spat
- July 12, 2018

But for the US president to say " Germany is a captive nation of Russian Federation, that's just a gross insult to [German Chancellor Angela Merkel ] and the German people", Nicholas Burns told CNBC on Wednesday. "We're discussing military expenditure. talking about trade", Trump told reporters who were allowed into the meeting room. Trump has long complained that European NATO members do not pay enough for their own defence, singling out Germany for particular criticism. (more...)
Croatia become smallest nation to reach World Cup final since 1950 Croatia become smallest nation to reach World Cup final since 1950
- July 12, 2018

Gareth Southgate's emerging side were 45 minutes away from England's most significant game in 52 years as the voices of their supporters rose in an expectant roar inside the vast Luzhniki Stadium . "Having said that, what I will say is that I am remarkably proud of the group of players that have really advanced". "If we win I really want to be there, but I just can't afford the prices being quoted". (more...)
Woman arrested in beating of 92-year-old man on sidewalk Woman arrested in beating of 92-year-old man on sidewalk
- July 12, 2018

Jones, who is the girl's mother, then allegedly exploded, shoving Rodriguez to the ground, picking up a brick and hitting him in the face with it. Only later, when Rodriguez's family began wondering why he hadn't returned home, did they learn he suffered two broken ribs and a broken cheekbone. (more...)
Brits set for NATIONWIDE protests ahead of London trip Brits set for NATIONWIDE protests ahead of London trip
- July 12, 2018

Fresh from a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit where Trump chided Germany and other European nations for failing to contribute enough to defence spending, British Prime Minister Theresa May is hoping his trip will boost the close ties between their two nations and help forge a future free trade deal. (more...)
Adult film star Stormy Daniels arrested in Ohio strip club 'setup': Lawyer Adult film star Stormy Daniels arrested in Ohio strip club 'setup': Lawyer
- July 12, 2018

Daniels made headlines worldwide for allegedly having an affair with Donald Trump in 2006 - and for the $130,000 she says she received from his attorney in 2016 in exchange for her silence about the alleged sexual encounter a decade earlier. (more...)
Republican senators are gaslighting Democrats on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Republican senators are gaslighting Democrats on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
- July 12, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade and at times reported liabilities that could have exceeded the value of his cash accounts and investment assets, according to a review of Kavanaugh's financial disclosures and information provided by the White House. (more...)
Out of 13 Rescued from Flooded Cave in Thailand Out of 13 Rescued from Flooded Cave in Thailand
- July 12, 2018

That sense of accomplishment was also reflected in the message posted Monday night on the Thai Navy SEALS's Facebook page announcing the latest rescues. A Reuters witness saw four people being carried out of the Tham Luang cave on stretchers separately on Tuesday, the third day of the rescue operation. (more...)
Cat-astrophic TV interview? This Polish scientist didn’t think so Cat-astrophic TV interview? This Polish scientist didn’t think so
- July 12, 2018

Targlaski didn't miss a beat. The video is going viral with over 2.3 lakh views and most Twitterati were left in splits. During the talk, Targlaski looks nearly unfazed by the cat on his shoulders. Unfortunately for the world, Targalski's interview was pre-taped so the footage of Lisio crawling up his arm never actually aired on TV. The producers did not use a soundbite from Targlaski when his cat was on his head, but did include a shot of him petting the kitty. (more...)
Lawyer: Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club Lawyer: Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club
- July 12, 2018

He added: "It reeks of desperation. We will fight all bogus charges". "This was a setup and politically motivated". Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has said she had sex with Donald Trump in 2006, when he was married. The high-powered attorney claims the arrest was "part of a sting" based on a "puritan law" that says there is absolutely no touching in strip clubs in Columbus. (more...)
Meghan and Harry Help Honor Royal Air Force Meghan and Harry Help Honor Royal Air Force
- July 12, 2018

The 92-year-old monarch has a busy week ahead, marked by a visit from US President Donald Trump in Windsor on Friday. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby welcomed the royals at the entrance to the chapel. Prince Harry spared no expense after finding the ideal gift to mark nephew Prince Louis' royal christening on July 9, a new report reveals. It is a replica of the gown worn by Queen Victoria's daughter for her christening in 1841. (more...)
German Court sentences women to life in prison for murder
- July 12, 2018

Zschaepe has been charged with founding a terrorist organization, involvement in the 10 murders, taking part in two bomb attacks and destruction of evidence by arson. "That's true, too, for immigrants who want to protect themselves psychologically from the knowledge that they live in a country which couldn't protect them", she told The Associated Press. (more...)
Japan rescuers search house to house as flood toll hits 141 Japan rescuers search house to house as flood toll hits 141
- July 12, 2018

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a shelter for people affected by the recent flooding in Mabi, Okayama prefecture on Wednesday. Abe canceled a trip to Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia and Egypt to focus on disaster relief efforts. Kyodo reported that the operations at the hospital were successfully concluded on Monday, but that while the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism had mobilized pumping trucks to drain the area, it was likely to take about two weeks to ... (more...)
Trump pushes allies for immediate military spending increase Trump pushes allies for immediate military spending increase
- July 12, 2018

In recent months Trump has repeatedly launched invective at America´s partners in the Atlantic alliance, a cornerstone of European security since World War II, accusing them of freeloading on the U.S. During the plenary session, he suddenly called on fellow alliance members to spend 4 percent of GDP on defense, rather than the agreed-upon 2 percent. (more...)
The case of the 141-year-old voter: Zimbabwe ballot at risk The case of the 141-year-old voter: Zimbabwe ballot at risk
- July 12, 2018

The role of the army, which toppled Mugabe in November past year, and whose former commander, Constantino Chiwenga is now vice president has been fronted as an issue by the opposition. The electoral commission chairwoman, Priscilla Chigumba, has rebuffed the opposition's demands, which include touching the ballot paper or examining it closely. (more...)
Officials To Evacuate Site As 'Perfect' Time For Thai Boys' Rescue Comes Officials To Evacuate Site As 'Perfect' Time For Thai Boys' Rescue Comes
- July 12, 2018

It's been 15 days since the 13 were trapped after venturing into the Tham Luang cave and got trapped by rising waters. Constant pumping has reduced the water level inside the cave, but new rain could not only re-flood the area, but also strengthen the water currents in the narrow passages though which rescuers and the boys must swim with the help of diving gear to exit the cave. (more...)
Nurse accused of killing 20 elderly patients Nurse accused of killing 20 elderly patients
- July 12, 2018

Nishikawa died at the hospital on September 18, 2016, while another patient, Nobuo Yamaki, also 88, passed away two days later. She'd timed it so her victims died when she wasn't at work - because she dreaded having to deal with grieving family members. (more...)

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