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Fifty Years Since the Six-Day War

At the end of that war, Israel occupied the West Bank , East Jerusalem al-Quds, the Gaza Strip , and parts of the Golan Heights. "It comes as no surprise that he chose to spread lies about Israel before he even mentioned the massacres in Syria". Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon refuses to answer questions on Labour deal


However, Sturgeon added: "If the SNP wins a majority of Scottish seats in this election , that will further reinforce our mandate". She warned Theresa May that if the SNP wins the most seats in Scotland on 8 June, "continued Tory attempts" to block another referendum would be "democratically unsustainable". Read More »

'Manspreading' banned on Madrid buses


It's called "manspreading" and if it hasn't happened to you then you're probably that guy, and now the people of Madrid have had enough. " This new information sign is similar to those that already exist in other transport systems around the world to stop people adopting a posture that makes others uncomfortable ". Read More »

Hebrew U ranked best Israeli school, among top 15% in world


However, for United Kingdom universities, QS notes: "UK universities continue to slide down the rankings, with 51 of 76 British universities falling at least one place", including 11 of the 16 ranked Russell Group universities. According to six indicators, the universities in QS World University Rankings are ranked and categorized, i.e. faculty/student ratio, research work, academic reputation, worldwide student ratio, global staff ratio, employer reputation. Read More »

Russian official mocks James Comey testimony


The president said in a Friday morning tweet, "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication.and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" Mr Comey's testimony, at a hugely anticipated hearing that captured the country's attention, provided a gripping account of his interactions with President Trump and underscored the discord that had soured their relationship. Read More »

Gun Bill Moves Forward But Final Approval Remains Unclear


The group called the MI permitless concealed carry bill unsafe, arguing it would make it easier for criminals to carry concealed firearms. However, HB 746 passed the House with a vote of 65-51 Thursday. The measure would do away with the state's hide carry permit requirement and lower the age to legally carry a concealed handgun from 21 to 18. "It would mean we have a whole new segment of people in North Carolina who can carry weapons", said Tatum. Read More »

Resorts World Manila Gunman Identified and Motive Established

With 37 casualties, there could be civil liability on the part of the Resorts World", Albayalde said in a news conference. Resorts World Manila is owned by Travellers International Hotel Group Inc, a joint venture of the Philippines' Alliance Global Group Inc and Genting Hong Kong Ltd. Read More »

Calls for Trump state visit to be cancelled after London attack tweets


Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , however, said although Khan was right to tell the public not to be alarmed , he sees no reason for Trump's state visit to be cancelled. Speaking to Channel 4 News from the vigil held on Monday night for the victims of the attack two days earlier, Mr Khan said he did not think the US President should be welcomed to Britain for a state visit, saying he "goes against everything we stand for". Read More »

Krauthammer: It Was a Bad Day for Both Trump & Comey

Nor did he wait for Comey to finish speaking before he departed the White House for a scheduled appearance at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, where he delivered the keynote address at the annual Faith and Freedom Coalition conference. The White House may claim today's testimony is a technical exoneration. The president told Comey the dismissal was based on Justice Department recommendations. Read More »

One of the three attackers was in documentary on extremists

Scotland Yard said formal identification had not yet taken place, but Mr Thomas' next of kin had been informed. Police have arrested three people on terror charges, but they have said they are not linked to the London Bridge attack . Gabrielli said: "We have our documents and conscious clear, but because we are also responsible people, we can understand the concern, the suffering and the difficulty of those who are called to manage complicated situations". Read More »

In UK Election, More Women Than Ever Won Seats in Parliament

The Scottish National Party were the other big losers on the night, suffering a humbling loss of 21 seats-unthinkable after their previously unassailable position north of the border. Founded by arch unionist Ian Paisley in 1971, the party is firmly behind Northern Ireland remaining part of the United Kingdom, and maintains a broadly conservative platform, opposing both same-sex marriage and attempts to introduce liberal abortion laws. Read More »

British police name third attacker as new search gets underway


Two of their names were already known, and now police have released the name of a third. Police said he had appeared on the radar of security services but was in "the lower echelons of our investigative work". Asked whether the financing of terrorism was brought up in April when she met the leaders of Saudi Arabia, a major buyer of British arms, she said: "We talked to Saudi Arabia on a whole number of issues around the question of terrorism". Read More »

17 civilians killed in US-led coalition strikes on Raqa,


The group said SDF forces took parts of the district of Jazra, west of Raqqa, backed by USA -led air support. The coalition has been very clear through the deconfliction line, through leaflets, messages and actions, to warn pro-regime forces not to advance toward or otherwise threaten coalition forces at Al Tanf, the spokesman said. Read More »

Over 200000 at Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, region's biggest


Police plan to block traffic on a number of central Tel Aviv streets from noon to 6:45 p.m. along sections of Yarkon, King George and Allenby streets. Tel Aviv is touted as one of the gay friendliest cities in the world, and the city's Pride Week is a major draw for global tourists. "Here in Tel Aviv, we are committed to celebrating each and every LGBTQ person and ally equally, so that we can all be out and proud together". Read More »

BC legislature to be recalled June 22


Green Party leader Andrew Weaver arguing about the potential costs of delay. Hydro has already spent $1.75 billion, with another $4 billion committed in contracts. Hydro's detailed answers failed to convince Weaver. "Moving two houses is going to cost $600 million?" Weaver responded to Clark's letter Tuesday, saying he would need access to official documents on the project before he could respond to her questions. Read More »

Fires engulf scenic town in South Africa; 10000 evacuated


High winds from a storm that claimed eight lives as it battered the Western Cape region have caused the blaze to spread rapidly. South Africa's property and casualty insurers face an even tougher year than expected after Cape Town experienced its worst storm in 30 years and dozens of fires engulfed the region around the town of Knysna this week. Read More »

EU tells May 'no time to lose' on Brexit talks

May's Conservative Party failed to reach the 326-seat majority to hold the House of Commons, but early Friday reached a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to form a coalition . Her gamble calling an early election backfired as her Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament, throwing British politics into chaos. Read More »

London police confirm eighth victim in deadly terrorist attack


The stabbing victim is seen standing up as police approach. All three attackers were shot dead by police. Some 48 rounds were fired to stop the attack within eight minutes. A total of five people are in custody, though none has been charged. The former wife of 30-year-old Redouane earlier spoke of her shock at discovering he had inflicted the outrage on the capital. Read More »

Tehran Attackers are Iranians who Fought Alongside ISIS

The statement indicates only five people carried out Wednesday's twin attacks, rather than six originally reported . TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's Supreme Leader said Friday that the Islamic State-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran this week will add to the hatred that Iranians harbor toward the US and Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Proteas Win Toss, To Bat


Pacers Mohammed Amir and Junaid Khan (2/53) did not take many wickets but peppered the South Africans with well- calculated yorkers to further choke them. On Saturday, against Sri Lanka at The Oval in London, South Africa's captain began his Champions Trophy campaign with a crisp drive off Nuwan Pradeep for a single. Read More »

Brexit campaigner Farage hints at political return over second referendum fears

Paul Nuttall, confirming his decision to resign as Party Leader. Mr Farage said that Mr Nuttall, the current Ukip leader, had not had enough time to establish himself and that Ukip's organisation has been "weak". But he warned that time was running out to reach an agreement which could be approved by all 27 remaining governments within the two-year deadline set out in Article 50 of the European Union treaties. Read More »

Harry Kane: Scotland game means a lot to English players

That's an attribute that is hard to bring that to a team when you have a week to work with them. On paper at least, this is a mismatch. Glimmers of hope for the Scots? There will be extra security measures in place when Scotland play England in their World Cup qualifier in Glasgow on Saturday, in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. Read More »

Turkey to rush draft bill approving troop deployment to Qatar

The mandate did not specify how many soldiers will serve in Qatar where Turkey in 2015 made a decision to build at least one military base. Both countries have found themselves increasingly isolated Turkey for the increasing authoritarian rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Qatar for its alleged financial support of extremist groups and growing ties with Iran, the main competitor to Saudi Arabia for power and influence in the region. Read More »

European Union leaders closing in on May

Were she to step down now, Mrs May would have the shortest tenure since the hapless Andrew Bonar Law. Speaking Friday on Europe 1 radio, Edouard Philippe conceded that "the tone" of Brexit negotiations may be affected by British Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to secure a parliamentary majority . Read More »

Pakistan joins Shanghai Cooperation Organization as full member

He further said that his country is willing to cooperate with India within the SCO framework and contribute to the healthy and sustained development of the organisation. "For connectivity initiatives and for success and approval of the projects, sovereignty and regional integrity must be respected while inclusivity and sustainability are essential", Modi said. Read More »

No bond for woman accused of leaking top-secret documents

Winner's parents have emphasized that her service to the country should be taken into account, even if it's proven that she leaked classified documents. Though she was active on social media, victor doesn't appear to have discussed her work online. Victor has admitted to the accusations but has not entered a plea, according to the Department of Justice. Read More »