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France's Macron to reshuffle govt after huge parliament win France's Macron to reshuffle govt after huge parliament win
- June 28, 2017

PARIS A third of the conservative The Republicans' party newly elected lawmakers are splitting away from their peers to create their own parliamentary group, one of the lawmakers said, in a further sign of the dynamiting of France's political landscape. (more...)
Led strikes on ISIS-run Syrian prison leaves dozens dead Led strikes on ISIS-run Syrian prison leaves dozens dead
- June 28, 2017

The coalition has been striking IS in Syria and Iraq since mid-2014 but has also been involved in recent confrontations with President Bashar al-Assad's forces, raising fears of the United States being drawn into Syria's civil war. Since 2015, the United States has maintained a communication line with the Russians to avoid miscalculation as their aircraft and forces engaged there. (more...)
Greens and NDP combine to vote down BC Liberal political finance bill Greens and NDP combine to vote down BC Liberal political finance bill
- June 28, 2017

Liberal house leader and Finance Minister Mike de Jong sent a letter to Speaker Steve Thomson on Tuesday morning, requesting clarity on how a future Speaker might break tie votes in the house and manage other procedural problems stemming from a minority parliament. (more...)
Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, India retailates fiercely Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, India retailates fiercely
- June 27, 2017

Pakistan has escalated ceasefire violation incidents from across the border in the last six months. These areas have witnessed 20 ceasefire violations, an attack by Pakistan special forces team and two infiltration bids in June, in which four people including three jawans were killed died and 10 were injured. (more...)
BAI announces reward of Rs. 5 lakh for Srikanth BAI announces reward of Rs. 5 lakh for Srikanth
- June 26, 2017

Srikanth won in straight games 22-20, 21-16 to win his career's fourth Super Series title. "It is special for sure coming up against someone like Chen who has been playing so well in this championship", Srikanth told Sportstar after the straight-games victory. (more...)
Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump
- June 25, 2017

Meanwhile, a senior Trump official yesterday said that India and the United States have a common objective in Afghanistan, and the two countries could increase their cooperation to enhance the Afghan economy. But some of the defence systems that we're talking about we don't believe impact Pakistan . "The IT industry contributes in the high single digits to the country's GDP and is a big employer with four million workers", Chandrashekhar further said. (more...)
Feds Remove Endangered Species Protection For Yellowstone Grizzly Bears
- June 24, 2017

Grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park are set to lose their endangered species protection after U.S. officials ruled the population is no longer threatened. The removal of federal safeguards sets the stage for planned trophy hunting seasons in Montana , Wyoming and Idaho in a kill zone outside the boundaries of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. (more...)
London towers being evacuated over fire safety fears
- June 24, 2017

The decision to move residents out of all five towers at Chalcots Estate was made Friday evening. We will also be working with residents to test white goods (PAT testing), assessing fire doors in properties and we will be providing fire safety advice to residents. (more...)
Closing Arguments to Begin in Bella Bond Murder Trial Closing Arguments to Begin in Bella Bond Murder Trial
- June 21, 2017

McCarthy's lawyer said in closing arguments that Bond created a "web of lies" and placed the blame on McCarthy, the AP reported. Shapiro noted that no forensic evidence tied McCarthy to the killing, with prosecutors leaning on Bond's testimony to prove that McCarthy punched the child to death and dumped her body in a channel on Massachusetts Bay. (more...)
UK's Hammond calls for smooth Brexit to avoid cliff edge UK's Hammond calls for smooth Brexit to avoid cliff edge
- June 21, 2017

Mr Hammond also signalled the United Kingdom would seek to maintain the "frictionless" border arrangements of the European Union's customs union for an "implementation period" after leaving the bloc. "The collective sigh of relief will be audible". The economy will expand by 1.6 percent this year before slowing to 1.4 percent in 2018, according to upgraded forecasts from the Confederation of British Industry, after 1.8-percent growth in 2016. (more...)
Philippines allows workers to return to Qatar Philippines allows workers to return to Qatar
- June 21, 2017

Six Arab states plus the Muslim-majority Maldives simultaneously announced the other day that they were cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar for supporting Islamist terrorist groups in their countries. "They reached a consensus to lift the temporary suspension until further assessment of the situation in Qatar", Bello said. "That's why we really need to make preparatory measures to meet a possible exigency", Bello said, referring to Qatar's dependence on food imports. (more...)
79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire
- June 20, 2017

Greg Hands told Sky News that "my understanding is that the cladding that was reported was not in accordance with United Kingdom building regulations". Ms Cotton added that it might be "some days yet" before firefighters could say they have reached everyone in the building. He said the community in north Kensington, west London , was "frustrated and, yes, angry". (more...)
People Worldwide Forced From Their Homes In Record Numbers In 2016
- June 20, 2017

A report from the United Nations refugee agency found 65.6 million people were displaced from their homes previous year. That number marks a jump of just 300,000 from the end of 2015, but is more than six million higher than at the end of 2014, according to a fresh report published by the United Nations refugee agency. (more...)
Responders recall scene of deck collapse near Lakeside - KXLH.com | Helena, Montana Responders recall scene of deck collapse near Lakeside - KXLH.com | Helena, Montana
- June 20, 2017

Scores of people were attending a memorial service at the lodge when the large wooden balcony collapsed. Authorities say 14 people were taken or drove themselves to a hospital after the second-story deck of a Montana lodge collapsed during a memorial event for a firefighter. (more...)
No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe
- June 19, 2017

So that is what I would do. She said Mr Trump was not able to watch much of Mr Sessions' testimony, but he thought Mr Sessions "did a very good job" and was especially "strong" on denying any collusion between Mr Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. (more...)
The complex issues of the Russian Federation probe, special counsel
- June 19, 2017

On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that Mueller was investigating if Trump obstructed justice when he fired Comey. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey , sent out spokespeople and surrogates with a far-fetched cover story to explain the dismissal, and then told NBC's Lester Holt that the real reason for the firing was Comey's pursuit of the Russian Federation investigation. (more...)
Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting? Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?
- June 18, 2017

Hodgkinson was mortally wounded by police. The officials said investigators don't know what the list of names means, but members of Congress have been briefed. Franks added that "it's clear that (the shooting) was premeditated", but he declined to confirm the existence of a possible list, citing the ongoing investigation. (more...)
How Do Texas Voters Feel About Trump? How Do Texas Voters Feel About Trump?
- June 18, 2017

This is reportedly the first time that President Trump's overall approval rating reached the 50% mark since April this year. Given the mutually reinforcing effects of partisan polarization in the electorate and the intensity of both positive and negative feelings toward Trump, it is no surprise that the poll reveals that Democratic attitudes are the opposite, with the qualification that they are slightly more negative than the Republicans are positive. (more...)
Commission on Civil Rights to probe Trump administration enforcement
- June 18, 2017

Identified as such allegations in the letter is "failure to promptly and equitably resolve a transgender student's complaint of sex discrimination"; failure to assess whether harassment of transgender students, including the refusal to use their preferred gender pronouns, is motivated by animus; or retaliation against a transgender student for looking into potential sex discrimination claims. (more...)
One-time Niagara Falls survivor dies in repeat stunt One-time Niagara Falls survivor dies in repeat stunt
- June 18, 2017

Why, for example, would you choose a South African cabernet sauvignon over one made in Argentina, or Australia, or the United States, to say nothing of Italy or France? In 2003, Kirk R. "But I can tell you now, after hitting the falls, I feel that life is worth living". He heard people screaming that there was a man in the water, he said. (more...)
US, Qatar agree F-15 fighter sale US, Qatar agree F-15 fighter sale
- June 18, 2017

In a sense, US President Donald Trump "wants to be able to have honest discussions with Qatar as a friendly nation, not as an adversary", the analyst added. Meanwhile, the Qatari news agency reported Wednesday that two US Navy vessels arrived in Doha to take part in a joint military exercise with the Qatari Emiri Navy. (more...)
Trump friend: Mueller 'illegitimate as special counsel'
- June 17, 2017

Trump friend Chris Ruddy , the CEO of Newsmax , has gone so far as to suggest the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller. He said there is no cause to consider removal, and that that the Attorney General's office alone would make that decision with the special counsel. (more...)
Oregon Driver's Licenses to Undergo a Novel Change Oregon Driver's Licenses to Undergo a Novel Change
- June 17, 2017

Gender non-binary residents will soon be able to select "X" for non-specified gender when they apply for their identification cards. "As of July 1, residents of OR will be able to eschew the gender binary on state-issued forms of identification by marking the place where they previously would have had to use an "M" for "Male" OR "F" for Female" with an "X", according to a statement from Lambda Legal , a civil rights group that fights for the rights of LGBTQ people in America. (more...)
SUSPECT KILLED: Shooting Suspect ID'd As James Hodgkinson - Hardcore Bernie Sanders Supporter SUSPECT KILLED: Shooting Suspect ID'd As James Hodgkinson - Hardcore Bernie Sanders Supporter
- June 16, 2017

The FBI has taken control of the crime scene, which is located some 7 miles away from the White House in Washington, D.C. St. Clair County Sheriff's Office in IL has been contacted for information about Hodgkinson by authorities investigating the shooting in Alexandria, an official with the sheriff's office told ABC News. (more...)
Turkish president vows to fight United States arrest warrants Turkish president vows to fight United States arrest warrants
- June 16, 2017

Four other people, two Canadians and two Turkish Americans, were charged , D.C. police said. Newsham said police worked with the U.S. State Department and the Secret Service to identify the suspects. "The police planned to announce the charges at a news conference on Thursday morning, according to the two officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the charges before they were made public". (more...)
Iran calls U.S. fight against ISIS Iran calls U.S. fight against ISIS "a lie"
- June 15, 2017

President Donald Trump is fond of using tweeter to share his opinions but he is yet to reply to Khamenei's tweets. The Iranian capital, Tehran , is reeling from two terrorist attacks that targeted the Iranian Parliament and the Mausoleum of late Imam Khomeini and left at least 17 people dead and scores more injured. (more...)
Hawaii Rebuffs Trump, Adopts Paris Agreement Goals Anyway Hawaii Rebuffs Trump, Adopts Paris Agreement Goals Anyway
- June 14, 2017

According to the statement, those who have opted in and signed the pledge to continue involvement in the Paris Agreement , "all understand the agreement is a blueprint for job creation, stability and global prosperity and that accelerating the United States' clean energy transition is an opportunity - not a liability - to create jobs, spur innovation, promote trade and ensure American competitiveness". (more...)
Lyft joining forces with Jaguar Land Rover in tech venture Lyft joining forces with Jaguar Land Rover in tech venture
- June 13, 2017

In a statement, Jaguar Land Rover said it would work with Lyft on autonomous driving technology. The InMotion investment allows for Jaguar Land Rover to leverage Lyft to help develop its own self-driving and mobility services solutions. (more...)
Israel greenlights largest West Bank settlement construction in 25 years
- June 13, 2017

Hotovely's remarks came in response to UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, who accused the Israeli occupation of putting more burdens on the Palestinians and preventing them from developing. Just as Jewish neighborhoods of the city extend far beyond the area that was Jerusalem in ancient times , so do Palestinian neighborhoods. Forces also detained three freed prisoners from al-Jalazoon refugee camp for trying to enter Jerusalem without entry permits. (more...)
SKorea leader proposes Asian nations co-host 2030 World Cup SKorea leader proposes Asian nations co-host 2030 World Cup
- June 12, 2017

Infantino was quoted as saying he respects Moon's idea and that he will talk to Chinese President Xi Jinping about it when the two meet later this week. 'We are indeed facing a diplomatic crisis. "If neighbouring Northeast Asian countries including South and North Korea can host the World Cup, I think that would contribute to peace between South and North Korea and in the Northeast Asian region", Moon told Infantino, according to Moon's office. (more...)