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President Trump Reveals He Is Being Investigated

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Donald Trump has appeared to confirm he is under investigation for obstruction of justice , claiming he is being probed for firing FBI director James Comey by the man who told him to do it. Trump hammered off a second tweet Thursday, again calling the investigation a " WITCH HUNT ". In another early morning tweet, Trump said that despite months of investigation no proof has been presented of any collusion he may have had with the Kremlin. Read More »

Shiv Sena to support Ram Nath Kovind in presidential election

There was no official reaction from the BJP on the promised Sena support till late night. He said the Sangh Parivar offered covert and even overt support to the atrocities committed against Dalits across the country. "In the event the rule book prohibits allotting a bungalow to a Presidential candidate, one of the BJP MPs will be asked to spare the allotted accommodation for the use by Kovind till he moves into the Rashtrapati Bhavan", sources said. Read More »

Duterte pledges to rebuild ISIS-infested Philippines city

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More than 300 people have died since the start of the conflict. "I will really destroy everything", Duterte told reporters. The government earlier pegged the amount at ₱10 billion but speaking to troops in Iligan on Tuesday, the President promised to set aside ₱20 billion. Read More »

Benjamin Netanyahu Promises to Continue Settlement Activity in West Bank

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Fifty years into the perversion that the occupation is, we at APN are as determined as we've ever been to not let the extremists win, to bolster and embolden the constituency for peace - both among Israelis and among their brethren in the USA - and to help bring about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the only solution that would ensure Israel's future as a state that is both Jewish and a democracy. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia congressional election; setback for anti-Trump effort

Price won the 2016 election in this district by 23 percent, a much larger margin that Handel's win on Tuesday night, something which could give some hope to the Democrats as they prepare for the 2018 mid-term elections. Handel also pointed to the district's pedigree throughout the campaign, urging Republicans not to let Democrats "steal" a seat that became a proxy for the national dynamics in Washington . Read More »

'American Horror Story' Season 7 Adds Arrow's Colton Haynes

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The American star will team up with Ryan Murphy for one of his shows for a second time, after starring in the second series of Scream Queens previous year. Little is known about the upcoming season except that it takes place in the aftermath of the 2016 United States presidential election. Haynes, who came out publicly last year, had previously been a cast member on the hit TV series Arrow and Teen Wolf. Read More »

Auto bomb attack kills nine in Mogadishu

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The explosion destroyed the building of Wadajir District headquarters. "More than 10 cars were destroyed in the explosion", Abdifatah Omar Halane, a spokesman for the Mogadishu mayor, said, as cited by Reuters . MOGADISHU, Somalia- A high-level delegate led by Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo is expected to leave for Uganda on Wednesday on a state visit, Garowe Online reports. Read More »

Skipper Mithali sets semis target in Women's World Cup cricket

Sky will also broadcast England men's Test matches against South Africa and the West Indies, as well as the NatWest T20 Blast, Royal London Cup and the County Championship, with commentaries. The Indians, England's opponents for their opening World Cup match on Saturday, were bowled out for 130 before Rachel Priest hit 52 and captain Suzie Bates 30 as the White Ferns won with 23.3 overs to spare. Read More »

Winter Olympics Tickets Go On Sale

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The dialogue with North Korea is a part of newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in's policy, aimed at reconciliation on the Korean peninsula. But building stadiums and holding games in North Korea would raise two major questions: How sound is investment in a nation that continues to threaten its neighbors and enemies with an ever-evolving nuclear missile program, and would global travelers feel at ease visiting the country that just released a USA detainee in a coma? The countries ... Read More »

Trump Plans Major Restrictions on Cuba Travel

According to media reports , Trump is set to announce in Miami on Friday a rollback to the thaw between Washington and Havana, a promise he made during his election campaign a year ago . Cuban-American Senator Marco Rubio was instrumental in drafting Trump's changes. In addition to retaining the embassy in Havana, the Trump policy would keep Obama's immigration changes in place. Read More »

US asks China to rein in North Korea

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said after a high-level meeting between US and Chinese officials on Wednesday that both nations are not doomed to conflict and continue to share the goal of a de-nuclearized North Korea. Tillerson and Mattis' press briefing following the event seemed light on detail, though the Secretary of State said the US had made clear it considered North Korea its primary security concern. Read More »

Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran

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He denied that Qatar supported Egypt´s outlawed Islamist movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip. Trump's phone call Wednesday made for a stark contrast to a series of tweets he sent Tuesday, in which he appeared to throw his weight behind the effort by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, along with Yemen, the Maldives and Libya, to ostracize Qatar. Read More »

London fire could delay deal between UK PM May's Conservatives and DUP

Also under consideration is whether to exclude overseas students in the immigration numbers and even possibly to abandon the target to reduce immigration to the "tens of thousands". "Discussions are going well with the government", Foster said. The BBC reported DUP sources who said the talks were going well but it was thought "inappropriate" to make an announcement while events were unfolding at the Grenfell Tower in west London , where at least six have died. Read More »

AirAsia is world's best low-priced airline

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Also present were AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and AirAsia X Thailand CEO Nadda Buranasiri. AirAsia ambassador David Foster and Brazilian football player Roberto Carlos shared the stage with Suhaila when she received the award. They are the real champions. "We have a great team fueled by passion, hard work and dedication, and I have no doubt we will continue to live up to our reputation as the world's number one LCC as we expand to China, Vietnam and beyond". Read More »

UK PM May will face leadership challenge if she softens Brexit

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party will not agree a deal to support Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives in government before the start of next week at the earliest, a DUP source said on Friday. "We think it is very important that Northern Ireland should have a unique voice at this very important time", he said. Both leaders re-affirmed their commitment to ensure that Britain's withdrawal from the European Union did not lead to a return of a "hard border" between Northern ... Read More »

Perez grand slam in 8th rallies Royals over Red Sox 6-4

The grand slam was Perez' third hit of the game. Salvador Perez borrowed a Miguel Cabrera bat from Kansas City Royals teammate Drew Butera for the first time Wednesday. He lasted 8.1 innings and gave up three runs on four hits with 10 strikeouts. Kennedy retired the first 17 hitters he faced in a 3-1 victory over the Angels. Read More »

WB govt's absentee employees in hills to face pay cut

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District Magistrate of Darjeeling , Joyoshi Das Gupta, issued a statement on Tuesday, requesting all broadband and mobile internet service providers to temporarily stop internet service in the strike-hit hills. "Our party's central committee has chose to give a 12-hour window from 6 a.m.to 6 p.m. on June 23 to the schools in the hills to evacuate their students", senior GJM leader Binay Tamang told reporters in Darjeeling . Read More »

Georgia race finally heads to voters; DC watching closely

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Republicans and Democrats both saw the special election as an indicator of where Trump's administration stands and where Congress may be headed in the future. "Democrats from coast to coast threw everything they had at this race", House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said in a statement. The spending was not enough to overcome Republican criticism of Ossoff , who was branded by Handel as the Democratic establishment's hand-picked candidate and criticized frequently for not ... Read More »

Anthony Rizzo hits third leadoff homer in 7 games

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Since MLB created new rules a few years ago to protect catchers and limit unnecessary hard contact in plays at the plate, we've seen fewer and fewer collisions . ..." Hedges is expected to avoid the disabled list but will not start Tuesday's game. ".That was the rule". It was only 2-0 when he left, but the Braves exploded for seven runs in the eighth to to give him all the insurance he'd need. Read More »

Brazil federal police accuse president of getting bribes

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The federal police also released video evidence showing the president's aide carrying a suitcase containing money allegedly taken from JBS [corporate website], a meatpacking company, to be given to Temer . Investigators said in a preliminary report published Tuesday, June 20, 2017, by Brazil's top court that Temer deserves to be investigated for corruption. Read More »

New Zealand MP to quit over tape claims

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What's your reaction to Todd Barclay standing down? . Asked how Mr Barclay made the recordings, Mr English told police 'he said he had just left the dictaphone on'. He said he didn't want the issues that were important to his district and country to be overshadowed by what he described as an employment dispute. Todd Barclay will leave Parliament at the end of this term, and in a statement did a shout out to supporters, but also echoed English's sentiments about not wanting to overshadow ... Read More »

US watchdog decries woodland uniforms for Afghan army

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When it came time to choose a uniform pattern, personnel from the U.S. Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A) carried out "internet searches" and came across proprietary patterns belonging to a Canada-based firm called HyperStealth . Read More »

Qatar to sign deal to buy up to 36 F-15 jets

Monday, Saudi Arabia's state news agency said the move to cut ties was to "protect national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism". USA officials Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have called for the crisis to be de-escalated and on Wednesday while appearing before the House foreign affairs committee, reports CNN . Read More »

Trump says China NKorea pressure hasn't worked

The U.S. spy satellites have detected new activity at North Korea's underground nuclear test sites, according to reports by CNN . He says , "We must step up our efforts to curtail these sources of revenue". In addition to the external exam, the coroner's office reviewed Warmbier's medical records from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and AeroMed Management Group, the air ambulance service that helped evacuate him from North Korea's capital where he had been detained for ... Read More »

Syria conflict: United States jet 'downs Iran-made drone'

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The presence of Iranian-backed troops, artillery and tanks and USA -led coalition forces in southern Syria , namely around the at-Tanf crossing at the Iraq-Syria border, has slowly turned the area into a flash point. The Australian Defense Force's name for its effort to fight ISIS is Operation OKRA . A defense official says the drone was approaching a military camp near the Syria-Jordan border. Read More »

A Botched Attack in Brussels fuels Anxiety in Europe

Federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt said soldiers "neutralised" a male suspect at Central Station immediately after the explosion on Tuesday night. He then turned to at least one soldier guarding the station, who shot him dead. Initial reports on Tuesday said the blast at Central Station could have come from an explosive belt, but subsequent accounts pointed to the blast coming from a suitcase. Read More »

Former Queensland mayor Paul 'Mr Ipswich' Pisasale charged with extortion

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Ms Trad said Pisasale should concentrate on his legal issues, even though nothing has been proven. "First thing I want to do is thank everyone for showing up", he said. The objection cited concerns about Pisasale's welfare and that he might try and interfere with witnesses. But deputy chief magistrate, Terry Gardiner, granted bail on conditions including that Pisasale not contact witnesses, travel overseas and that he surrender his passport. Read More »

What the Georgia special election may mean to Democrats and Republicans

Trump kicked off Tuesday tweeting his support for Handel - whom he described as a "hard worker" - while slamming Ossoff as a candidate who would raise taxes and be weak on crime. Astoundingly, there was more than $50 million spent in this election by the candidates and special interest groups - $20 million more than the previous congressional record. Read More »

FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-Jefferson, has continued to improve since being shot a week ago during baseball practice. The recovery process is ongoing for the victims of last week's shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice, and plenty of people are pitching in to help. Read More »