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Israel Launches ‘Wide-Scale Attack’ Against Hamas Targets in Gaza

Meanwhile, a third Palestinian was killed due to Israeli forces carrying out airstrikes in the Rafah district, in southern Gaza. A fourth Palestinian was shot dead during protests along the border, the health officials said. Visiting the Israeli town of Sderot on Friday, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman reiterated Israeli demands that Hamas stop the kite fliers. "We are trying to be balanced and responsible but Hamas's leaders are forcing us into a situation in which we will have no ... Read More »

Pastor in jail, Washington says deeply concerned


A two-year state of emergency imposed after Turkey's failed 2016 coup will end on Thursday but Tayyip Erdogan's opponents say his new executive presidency and a draft anti-terrorism law leave him with sweeping powers to stifle dissent. "They make it look like they are lifting the emergency but in fact they are continuing it", he added. Instead, Parliament is scheduled to debate government-proposed legislation that would allow authorities to press ahead with mass dismissals of civil ... Read More »

Trump to CNBC: 'Obama Was a Patsy for Russia'


He notably acknowledged that the two men discussed a possible referendum in eastern Ukraine . Parts of the regions that are controlled by Russia-backed separatists - the rebel "people's republics" of Donetsk and Luhansk - held their own referendums in May 2014 and declared independence from Ukraine. Read More »

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to 5 chats for India users


By doing so, the Facebook-owned app hence, believes that the changes will help keep WhatsApp a private messaging app. India is the largest market for WhatsApp with more than 250 million users. Another restriction only for users is India is the removal of the "quick forward" function. WhatsApp last week published advertisements in key Indian newspapers to tackle the spread of misinformation, its first such effort to combat the flurry of fake messages. Read More »

Trump on Putin meeting - it wasn't all rosy

On Thursday, the White House said Trump "disagrees" with Putin's offer to swap the questioning of 12 Russians accused of 2016 election interference for an interview with the former USA ambassador. Among other things, he indicated on the heels of their summit in Helsinki that he sympathized with Putin over the U.S. intelligence community on the issue of Russian election meddling. Read More »

At least 8 injured in bus attack in northern Germany

A bus stands on a street in Luebeck, northern Germany, after a man attacked people inside. Local media reports that the attacker, a man, severely wounded his victims whom he had stabbed with a knife. A police vehicle which happened to be close by was able to get to the scene quickly, allowing officers to detain the perpetrator, added the report. Read More »

United Kingdom police identify nerve agent poisoning suspects as Russians


Both have recovered and are being held in a secret location for their safety, with the United Kingdom government pointing the finger at the Kremlin for the attempted assassination. Investigators are working on the theory that Sturgess sprayed Novichok straight onto her skin, the PA source said. Inquests are medical and legal hearings conducted in Britain in cases of unnatural, sudden or violent death. Read More »

First direct Ethiopia-Eritrea flight in 20 years takes off


Gaining access to Eritrea's Red Sea ports has been a priority for land-locked Ethiopia's new reformist Prime Minister since taking office in April and the diplomatic thaw was welcomed by the global community. Saturday's exuberant scenes defied U.S. President Donald Trump's description of Africa two days ago as "so sad, so vicious and violent". The global community, including the United States, has praised the end of hostilities. Read More »

White House, officials clash over Putin's probe offer


But at a later news briefing, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the president was saying "no" to answering questions not to the question itself. The answer differed from the one he gave during the press conference with Putin on Monday, when he said Putin was "extremely strong and powerful in his denial" and said "I don't see any reason why it would be" Russian Federation. Read More »

Why does the pairing row matter?


Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that the failure to honor the pairing convention was not " good enough " but wouldn't commit to introducing rules to establish a system of voting during maternity leave. If true, Julian Smith must resign, or be sacked". However, the Times reported that Mr Lewis and two other Tory MPs were ordered by Mr Smith to vote despite being paired. Read More »

Democrats want Jon Huntsman Jr. to testify about Helsinki summit


No Russian leader has visited the White House in almost a decade. President, there will be times I have to bring news to you that you don't want to hear. Donald Trump was informed about Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election two weeks before his inauguration, according to reports. Read More »

See What Happened After Man Grabbed Waitress Bum In A Restaurant


The officers detained the man after looking at surveillance footage, Savannah Police Department spokesperson Bianca Johnson confirmed. He spent two days in jail and then was released. Between Reddit and the video posted on YouTube , she's been getting congratulations from far and wide. "I'd like to take this opportunity to give back to something that means a great deal to me, CATS!" In just a few hours, the page has raised more than £2,000. Read More »

Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats


Comey's message was retweeted almost 40,000 times as of Wednesday afternoon and liked almost 115,000 times. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director recently said he no longer considers himself a Republican. " James Comey cost her the election ", he said. "Hearing that made me sick", she added. The summit sparked controversy after Trump appeared to legitimize Russia's insistence that it did not meddle in the 2016 US elections. Read More »

Memphis man steals auto from date to go on another date


The two went to their date using Pugh's auto, but things took a curious turn when Griffin asked his date to take the driver's seat because he couldn't decide where to take her. The original date tried to catch Griffin and her godsister at the grandmother's house, but she arrived too late. As far as we know, neither women were keen on moving on to a second date. Read More »

Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behaviour


Trump took on his critics via Twitter on Tuesday morning, saying he had "a great meeting with NATO" and "an even better meeting" with Putin, but saying that "it is not being reported that way" and that "the Fake News is going insane". The concern about Russia's intentions preceded this week's meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. A lot of people out there. Read More »

Dramatic footage apparently shows moment of Wonderboom plane crash


The video was taken inside the plane by one of the passengers. Elsewhere, the heart-stopping moment a cop fires through his own windshield, killing a murder suspect during a high-speed chase. A terrifying plane crash in South Africa has been documented in horrifying iPhone footage. In a statement on Sunday, the company revealed that they had donated the plane to Dutch Aviation Museum Aviodrome in April. Read More »

Trump holds Putin responsible for election meddling


On Monday, President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki , Finland for a summit that comes in the midst of an FBI investigation into allegations that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. He clarified his position the following day in a major u-turn by stating he did support the USA intelligence agencies after a public backlash. "We're going to have a massive effort to try to get to what happened". Read More »

Mr. Putin Goes To Washington


Trump belatedly decided Putin's "incredible offer" of shared US-Russia investigations was no good after all. While Trump's position on Russian interference has shifted repeatedly in recent days, some in Trump's party signalled they had had enough of his wrecking ball diplomacy and sought to take steps to box him in. Read More »

EU Commission calls on members to step up Brexit preparations


In a clear sign that plans are accelerating to cover the negotiations collapsing, the Prime Minister said the technical notices would tell firms and individuals what to do "in the event of a no-deal scenario". "It is a joint effort at European Union , national and regional levels, and also includes in particular economic operators and other private parties - everyone must now step up preparations for all scenarios and take responsibility for their specific situation", the statement added . Read More »

Aide To French President Emmanuel Macron Allegedly Beats Protester On Video

Prosecutors in Paris opened a probe on Thursday into possible charges of violence by a public official, of pretending to be a policeman and the illegal use of police insignia. "Today, we have the feeling that in Macron's entourage one is above the law", Laurent Wauquiez, president of the conservative Republicains party, told Europe 1 radio. Read More »

Whatsapp announce new measures to fight deadly fake news in India

In a recent blog post , WhatsApp shed light on its plans to implement tight restrictions on message forwarding for all of its users, and even tighter restrictions for its users in India. "When rumours and fake news get propagated by mischief mongers, the medium used for such propagation can not evade responsibility and accountability", the government said, adding, " If they remain mute spectators, they are liable to be treated as abettors and thereafter face consequent legal action ". Read More »

Missouri mom accused of letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter


On June 29, Kansas City Police Department were called to a metro hospital in regard to a reported rape. According to court documents, Watson's boyfriend recorded the mother-of-two talking about repeatedly taking her eldest daughter to a house where the toddler was raped by two men about five times. Read More »

USA rejects Putin's request to question ex-US envoy


The top Senate Democrat, Chuck Schumer, had a scathing reaction to news that Trump planned to invite Putin to Washington . "They said they think it's Russia; I have President Putin, he just said it's not Russia", said Trump, on assurances from USA intelligence agenices that the Russian government meddled in the 2016 presidential elections. Read More »

Japan deal is hailed as boost for European Union agri-food sector


Japan will scrap tariffs on hard cheese such as cheddar and gouda in the 16th year of the treaty, while duties will be scrapped on European chocolate and pasta after 10 years. While many have always been in the making, the movement gave officials the opportunity to express a commitment to free trade and the elimination of trade barriers. Read More »

Trump wrongly says queen reviewed guard for 1st time in 70 years


Neither Prince William nor Prince Charles was in attendance at the Trump meeting. This isn't the first time people have speculated that the Queen was throwing shade with her outfit. The 14-karat yellow gold piece of jewelry is also known as the American State Visit brooch . The story goes that last Thursday, Queen Liz was hosting an official visit from the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar at Windsor Castle. Read More »

Trump's intelligence chief Dan Coats goes in on Russian interference

Never mind that the White House has spent three days trying to clean up the political fallout from the summit amid bipartisan criticism, or that the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in 2016 continues apace. Putin has denied such interference. "The Summit with Russian Federation was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media", he tweeted. Read More »