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PM Sharif felicitates new Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

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In a speech he delivered at the 2017 Herzliya Conference on Thursday, Yisrael Katz - the Jewish state's intelligence and transportation minister and a member of the ruling Likud Party - said, "I call upon Salman, the king of Saudi Arabia , to invite the prime minister of Israel , Netanyahu, to visit Saudi Arabia". Read More »

Sinn Féin and DUP called out over Brexit

In a joint press conference at Downing Street, he said as co-guarantors of the Good Friday Agreement, the British and Irish governments should not be too close to unionism or nationalism. "Putting ourselves at the service of millions of ordinary working people for whom we will work every day in the national interest", she concluded. Prime Minister Varadkar and Theresa May reiterated on Monday they remain committedted to a "seamless" border after Brexit. Read More »

Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military

During the initial talks between Cuba and the Obama administration, Fox 5 traveled to Havana where Chesimard, who is on the FBI's list of the most wanted terrorists, has been living for almost 30 years. In addition, the U.S. government is to police other trips to ensure travelers are pursuing a "full-time schedule of educational exchange activities". Read More »

Trump Envoy Jason Greenblatt Slams 'Intolerable' Violence Following Palestinian Terrorist Attack

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When Jason Greenblatt , Trump's special envoy to the Middle East arrived in Israel on Sunday he first visited the Malka shiva house and the Western Wall before the start of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials. For at least two decades, the goal of US -led diplomacy has been a "two-state solution", meaning an independent Palestinian state living side-by-side and at peace with Israel. Read More »

China talks focusing on North Korean threat

But while Trump did sound a note of definite pressure following his early April summit with Xi in saying that the United States would "solve the [North Korea] problem without" China if it did not help, he has consistently expressed more understanding of Beijing's position since then, suggesting he is aware a solution may not work without efforts from China. Read More »

Bill Cosby jury to hear more of his deposition testimony

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His admissions in that deposition led Montgomery County prosecutors to file charges against him. Prosecutors had the first and final word in the trial of Bill Cosby . Cosby is charged sexually assaulting Constand , 44. It was a factual yet dry counterpoint to Brian McMonagle's fire-and-brimstone closing argument for the defense . Read More »

Church of England's Sexual Abuse Collusion Admitted

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The finding by the Church was made in relation to Peter Ball, a former Bishop of Lewes who was jailed in 2015 after admitting a string of sex offences between 1977 and 1992 . He retired as bishop of Gloucester, but was allowed to continue work in churches and schools for years. " The Church colluded with that rather than seeking to help those he had harmed, or assuring itself of the safety of others ". Read More »

White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

In fact, in all four special elections - including a surprisingly close race in SC also on Tuesday - Democrats outperformed Hillary Clinton in 2016, and they really only tried hard in one of them ( Georgia ). Co-host Mika Brzezinski agreed with Scarborough, saying the mistake that Democrats make is presuming that just because Trump has low approval ratings , voters will shy away from Republican candidates. Read More »

Ga. Republican Base Rallies For Handel In Election Victory

Yet he doggedly and laughably stuck to his talking point, insisting , "There's no question that money in politics is a major problem, which is one of the reasons that we need campaign finance reform so that candidates and campaigns will spend more time talking to voters and discussing the issues and less time raising money". Read More »

Mourners gather for US student jailed by N. Korea

North Korea has called the United States president a "psychopath" - a criticism some have levelled at the leader in Pyongyang . Warmbier's death has considerably strained tensions between Washington and Pyongyang, which have always been at loggerheads over North Korea's nuclear missile program and the installation of a controversial American missile defense system in South Korea . Read More »

Seattle police kill woman that family says was pregnant

Several children were in the apartment at the time of the shooting; none were physically injured, but seeing their mother shot and killed will likely create lasting emotional injuries. The Seattle Police Department has not confirmed the identities of the officers or their races. In addition to being aware of her mental health condition, the officers knew she had several children present in the home. Read More »

US shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria

USA forces shot down an Iranian drone in southern Syria on Tuesday, the second such air-to-air encounter this month as opposing forces converge around a key American training garrison near the border with Jordan and Iraq . Russian Federation threatened aircraft from the us -led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline meant to avoid collisions in retaliation for the USA military shooting down a Syrian warplane on Sunday. Read More »

Qatar Airways CEO slams Gulf blockade

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The Doha-based Al Jazeera posted a video of armored personnel carriers moving through streets on July 19, saying Turkish troops had arrived in Qatar a day before and were taking part in the drills. The measures also included closing Qatar's only land border, banning its planes from using their airspace and barring Qatari nationals from transiting through their airports. Read More »

RJD to decide on presidential candidate on Thursday

While the support for the Opposition is dwindling as many say it would be hard to oppose a Dalit candidate, there are many fence sitters as well. He has made a special place in the hearts of people of Bihar. If that is so, we are not interested in backing him. "It will be a political contest, we are not expecting to win the election", a top Left leader said. Read More »

Pakistan dominate Champions Trophy team of the tournament

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What's more, a smiling Kohli and his teammates walked across to the Pakistani dressing room to profusely congratulate the winners. "Things took a turn for the worse by the ninth over as Mohammad Amir sent Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli back to the pavilion". Read More »

Family: Freed student who died has 'completed his journey'

However, the doctors in Cincinnati said they found no signs of botulism . Trump's statement, delivered in an nearly cavalier tweet on Tuesday, was an extraordinary admission of failure in his strategy for dealing with the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un, New York Times said. Read More »

USA detects new activity at North Korea nuclear test site

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The North Korean government handed Warmbier over to U.S. authorities in a vegetative state last week and his death has spurred calls for a USA response from several lawmakers. Warmbier was among the estimated 5,000 non-Chinese who visit North Korea every year on packages that often include trips to Pyongyang, the capital, as well as the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, Mount Paektu and sometimes the Masik ski resort. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

The investigation was opened after the Spanish tax authorities informed the Public Prosecutor's Office about perceived discrepancies in the data, with a Madrid judge now set to determine the next stage of the process. Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo has been called to testify on July 31 in Madrid on allegations that he hid income from tax authorities between 2011 and 2014 , the court said on Tuesday. Read More »

China's MSCI A-share inclusion a small first step

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Credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service has announced that MSCI's decision to include China A-Shares into its MSCI Emerging Markets Index is positive for inflows into Chinese equity markets. Even so, the immediate impact on the Chinese stock market from portfolio rebalancing following MSCI's announcement is likely to be muted, according to Capital Economics . Read More »

Iran calls missile attack on Syria militants a wider warning

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The launch, which hit Syria's eastern city of Deir el-Zour on Sunday night, appeared to be Iran's first missile attack overseas in over 15 years and its first in the Syrian conflict amid its support of embattled President Bashar Assad . Jonathan Spyer - a senior research fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs Center (GLORIA) in Israel who has reported extensively from Syria - told The Algemeiner that Iran's ultimate goal was to "complete a contiguous corridor from Iran ... Read More »

Paris: 4 family members detained after Champs-Elysees attack

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Police took down an armed man after a auto intentionally rammed into a police van Monday on the iconic Champs-Elysees in central Paris , authorities said. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Monday that the Champs-Elysees incident "shows once again that the threat level remains extremely high in France". Read More »

Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

Authorities set up a wide perimeter around the station near the city's famed Grand Place square. Authorities later said the suspect died. The suspect shouted "Allahu Akhbar" (Arabic for "God is great") prior to the blast, another eyewitness told the VRTNiuews network. Read More »

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria

It is officially reported that Iran launched several missiles into eastern Syria , targeting Islamic State fighters in retaliation for the twin attacks that rocked Tehran on June 7. Iran's homegrown missiles, a serious point of contention with Washington and Tel Aviv , can reach up to 2,000 kilometres. Sunday's strike came amid rising tensions between Riyadh and Tehran . Read More »

Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

At Saturday's game there were two pre-game stadium announcements warning fans against discriminatory behaviour. The Russians were certainly satisfied with the result at the end of the match, but New Zealand proved they will struggle in this environment and competition. Read More »

Russia says new US sanctions will not alter Moscow's course - RIA

The statement added that Washington's desire to seek common ground with Russian Federation sounds unconvincing, and warned there will be a response , including "practical retaliatory measures". The Treasury Department said in a statement that the steps are consistent with the USA commitment to seek a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine. Read More »