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Violent Crimes Rising in UK

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The statisticians at the ONS say that perhaps even more alarming is the fact that these rates are accelerating, with a three percent increase recorded in the year to March 2015, followed by an eight percent rise in the following year, and now a 10 percent increase in the 12 months to March of this year. Read More »

Anthony Scaramucci: Breitbart 'Captured the Spirit' of America

The formal announcement about Sanders's appointment was made by Scaramucci , who is a Wall Street financier and longtime supporter of the billionaire investor-turned-president. "Sean will continue to serve the administration through August". Scaramucci , 53, said his team would work " very , very hard, very studiously" to pass health care reform and other top-shelf agenda items. Read More »

Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi still alive: USA defence secretary

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President Trump has often lobbed criticisms at The New York Times , and in a string on Saturday morning, he did so again with little context. The Russian Defense Ministry said in mid-June it is checking on information indicating that Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reportedly killed in a Russia-led airstrike in Syria. Read More »

Afghanistan Awaits US President's Strategy

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Such certification is necessary in order to enable Pakistan to receive reimbursement of "Coalition Support Funds" for 2016. "The funds could not be released to the Government of Pakistan at this time because the secretary could not certify that Pakistan has taken sufficient action against the Haqqani Network as per the requirement in the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act", Adam Stump, a Pentagon spokesperson, said. Read More »

Martial law to be extended in Philippine's Mindanao

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Duterte needed only 158 votes as an affirmation. He asked for a five-month extension of the 60-day validity of the initial proclamation is set to expire at 10 p.m. Moreover, he said that under the Constitution, only an actual rebellion or invasion would need a martial declaration. "We don't have (any) categorical statement to say that there are no human rights violations because your honor numerous people have left their homes. Read More »

Open champ Henrik Stenson defiant after house is burgled

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Fortunately for Stenson and the tournament, the Claret Jug that he took home past year at Royal Troon had been handed back over earlier in the week, so all's well on that front. "I was still out here getting physio treatment". "I think it will make me a little bit cautious of a few things going forward". Stenson insisted the incident did not affect him too much as he went out on the course again on Friday, shooting 73 to be one-over for the tournament and seven behind leader Jordan Spieth . Read More »

Kentucky taxpayers to shell out $225K for Kim Davis' legal fees

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Davis' attorneys at Liberty Counsel, an anti-gay hate group, will appeal Judge Bunning's decision, even though their client is not responsible for the fees. "The magistrate correctly found that the plaintiffs were not the prevailing parties", Mr. Staver said. Their latest move indicated they wanted Davis punished financially, her lawyers said. Read More »

USA forces confirm airstrike on Afghan security personnel in Helmand

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The son of Afghan Taliban chief Maulvi Haibtullah, Abdul Rahman, has carried out a suicide attack in southern Helmand province, according to a Taliban leader and a website affiliated with the Afghan Taliban. Bigzad says the area of the fighting is tucked inside a mountainous region where access is restricted and even telephone contact is erratic. Elsewhere in Afghanistan an insurgent attack in western Ghor province killed four police officers and wounded seven. Read More »

Hezbollah, regime forces launch operation on Syria-Lebanon border

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It later said Hezbollah fighters had captured the Sahl al-Rahwa area, taking over a Nusra operations centre, after driving militants out. The Syrian Army and Hezbollah continue progress in Fleita hills and in Lebanon, the country's Army advanced in Juroud Arsal toward the Takfiris' positions in Qanzah, and Wadi al-Qariyah southeast of Juroud Arsal. Read More »

US Ends Controversial Laptop Ban On Flights From Middle East

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Now Government sources have told The Telegraph that the United Kingdom is considering lifting its own ban following a review of the latest available intelligence. services would be cut off if they did not immediately begin toughening their pre-boarding inspections. Four months after the institution of a peculiar ban on laptops carried by passengers coming from specific departure points in the Middle East and Africa, it has now been lifted. Read More »

Laptop ban in airplane lifted, say federal officials

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The increased security measures, put in place in the U.S. government's continued push to fight terrorism , took effect on Wednesday, July 19. The ban originally applied to airports in Amman, Jordan; Cairo; Istanbul; Jidda and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia; Kuwait City; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; and Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Read More »

Prince George is all smiles as he celebrates his fourth birthday

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George's parents, Prince William and Princess Kate, both 35, revealed George's excitement about his upcoming birthday with well-wishers in Germany . The visit to an Airbus factory in Hamburg, Germany , culminated a five-day goodwill trip to Poland and Germany by the royal family this week. Making a 3-year-old boy crack a big smile is a lot easier when he's able to climb aboard a cool chopper just like the one his dad, Prince William, used to fly as a member of the East Anglian Air ... Read More »

Crowds Gather in Warsaw to Protest Judicial Reforms

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The network has also published a position critical of the events taking place in Poland. Poland's Senate has approved a contentious law that gives politicians substantial influence over the Supreme Court, in defiance of European Union criticism. Read More »

IL unemployment rate up slightly despite job growth

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Napa County has the fifth lowest unemployment rate in the state. State officials say the number of unemployed people in SC dropped in June to 91,710, the lowest that figure has been since February 2001. Food services and accommodation accounted for 72.4 percent of those job additions. The biggest increase occurred in the leisure and hospitality industry, which added 7,400 jobs to reach a total of 407,500. Read More »

Florida man streams unsafe beach ride on Facebook Live

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Police secured the office's front doors, evacuated the building and placed extra officers nearby as a precaution, according to Bay News 9 . Meanwhile, officers had tracked down the suspect, driving a black Jeep Cherokee , in downtown Clearwater , where he refused to follow their commands. Read More »

Philippine leader says he won't visit USA, says 'it's lousy'

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The groups recommended the cancellation of Duterte's state visit to the U.S. in October. iDefend said that doing so would send a clear message that the mass killings and systematic violations of human rights in the Philippines are unacceptable and a collective concern of the global community. Read More »

Rahul blames Modi for Kashmir turbulence

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Anti-India sentiment runs deep among Kashmir's mostly Muslim population and most support the rebels' cause against Indian rule despite a decades-long military crackdown to fight the armed rebellion. He said the only way to solve the issue by dialogue. "This is our internal matter and nobody else has a role in it", Rahul said referring to Abdullah's suggestion on involving the United States or China to facilitate a dialogue between India and Pakistan. Read More »

US Special Ops Confirms CIA Halting Support for Syrian Rebels

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The program began in 2013 as an effort by then-President Barack Obama to overthrow Assad, but produced little success. "We are a bad day away from the Russians saying, 'Why are you still in Syria, US?' It has come up in the form of some close calls there", Thomas said, adding that the stated reasoning for the US presence in Syria is to fight Daesh and other terrorist groups, not Assad. Read More »

Sean Spicer Out at White House

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He says it's "all good here" at the White House . White House press secretary Sean Spicer waited six months too long to resign . Wilson went on to say that while Trump probably likes that Scaramucci looks like a "slick NY banker" and the Wall Street financier presents himself in a certain way, it would be wise to wait until he "collides with reality" before judging him in this new role. Read More »

Embattled White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigns

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Trump left the position open, and has frequently complained to friends about the performance of the White House press operation, Axios reported . Spicer resigned after Trump reportedly appointed Wall Street investor Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director , the Times reported . Read More »

Hamas hails stabbing attack on Israelis near Ramallah

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The attack in Neve Tsuf, north of Ramallah, came after a day of clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site. Six Israeli police officers were injured in the rioting. The compound is considered the third holiest site in Islam and the most sacred for Jews, who call it Temple Mount. Read More »

United States to ban Americans from travelling to North Korea

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The officials say Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made a decision to impose "geographic travel restriction" for North Korea , which would make the use of USA passports to enter the country illegal. North Korea acquired a new underwater testing barge in April, with expert observers suspecting "this could mean that North Korea is planning to accelerate its SLBM test program". Read More »

States Responsible To Take Action Against Cow Vigilantism, Centre Tells Supreme Court

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The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that states have to act against cow vigilantism , and that handling such incidents fell under their jurisdiction as they were law and order concerns. No one has the right to take law into his/her hands. On 16 July, ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had sent out a warning to cow vigilantes saying that strict action would be taken against those who were indulging in violence. Read More »

Intercepted communications suggest Jeff Sessions discussed Trump campaign matters with Russian ambassador

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A former official said that the intelligence indicates that Sessions and Kislyak had "substantive" discussions on matters including Trump's positions on Russia-related issues and prospects for U.S. Russian diplomats, according to the Post , have tried to better their image by reporting false information to their superiors. However, according to those same US intelligence officials, Kislyak has a reputation for "accurately relaying details about his interactions with officials in Washington". Read More »

Senate's budget rules invalidate key provisions in Republican health care bill

The Senate is using a budget process called “reconciliation” that allows Republicans to pass a bill with only 50 votes (and the potential tie to be broken by Vice President Mike Pence). McConnell said earlier this week the Senate instead would vote on a simple repeal of Obamacare with a two-year delay - but that also has enough GOP opposition to block it. Read More »

Sea plane makes landing in East River

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Police and firefighters were on the scene near the intersection of East 23rd Street and the FDR Drive after the plane went down. Both FDNY and NYPD personnel were involved in the rescue. The plane took off from East Hampton Airport at around 2:35 p.m. Lawrence also was co-creator of Cougar Town , starring Courtney Cox. This is a developing story, check back for details . Read More »