World

American Warplane Shoots Down Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria

American Warplane Shoots Down Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria

Central Command. Iran says it attacked IS fighters in eastern Syria with long-range missiles on Sunday. Spicer said the US has the right to defend its coalition partners. "The coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend coalition or partner forces from any threat", the statement said, adding that "There is a de-confliction mechanism in place with Russian forces to reduce uncertainty in this highly ... Read More

Continue Reading »

Expulsion of Qataris from Gulf states comes into effect

On June 5, five Arab countries - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain and Yemen - abruptly cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. USA troops stand on a military ship during a joint naval exercise with Qatari troops in the Arabian Gulf, Qatar, June 16, 2017. Read More

Continue Reading »

Israel starts work on new West Bank settlement

Israel starts work on new West Bank settlement

On the campaign trail, Trump indicated he would be more sympathetic to settlements than his predecessor. USA -brokered peace talks between the sides broke down in 2014. Through U.S. mediators, Israel and Saudi Arabia have discussed a variety of potential actions that would show their intention to develop open diplomatic relations once the conflict with the Palestinians is resolved, Kara said. Read More

Continue Reading »

Disability advocates, many in wheelchairs, arrested during protest at McConnell's office

Disability advocates, many in wheelchairs, arrested during protest at McConnell's office

Capitol Hill Police forcibly removed the protesters from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office as the Republicans were releasing their latest healthcare plan. - Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) June 22, 2017Q: Are you being arrested? As Capitol police conferred about what to do, the protesters chanted, "No cuts to Medicaid; save our liberty!" They say they will die without Medicaid. Read More

Continue Reading »

Srikanth, Praneeth progress into Australian Open quarters

The 24-year-old Indian shuttler was just flawless in his performance as he didn't give his unseeded opponent any chance and won the match 21-11, 21-19 in the summit clash that lasted for 36 minutes. The manner in which the Indian shuttling brigade has been playing of late, they had every chance of taking all-comers in their stride until the summit clash. Read More

Continue Reading »

Imagine! Lennon brings no peace, but discord at EU summit

Imagine! Lennon brings no peace, but discord at EU summit

One key issue within the citizens' rights negotiation "basket" is the EU demand that after Brexit , EU nationals living in the United Kingdom will retain access to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to protect their rights in Britain. A Polish diplomatic source told Sky News that they were eager to hear what the PM had to say. "The United Kingdom has made a decision to leave the European Union, it is not the other way around", Mr Barnier said. Read More

Continue Reading »

North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM

The news of another rocket engine test out of North Korea comes as another USA official said Wednesday there are signs of increased activity at North Korea's lone nuclear test site . The date of June 25, 1950 is the anniversary of when North Korea's army attacked South Korea, crossing the so-called 38th parallel and touching off the Korean War . Read More

Continue Reading »

Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting

Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting

The FBI did not say what the response from the family member was. Items found on Hodgkinson included a piece of paper that contained the names of six members of Congress. The two teams played the Congressional baseball game as scheduled the day after the shooting . Hodgkinson had been living in a van, which was found in the parking lot of the nearby YMCA he visited daily. Read More

Continue Reading »

Israel demands PNA condemnation on slaying of policewoman

Hamas played down on Sunday the possibility that the energy crisis in the Gaza Strip would lead to renewed hostilities with Israel , after threatening violence over it last week, and said relations with Egypt were improving. Following the attack, the Israeli army raided Deir Abu Mashal, the village near Ramallah the three perpetrators hailed from, sealing off its entrances and mapping out the homes of the three for demolition. Read More

Continue Reading »

Elizabeth Warren Rips Into Senate Health Care Proposal: 'People Will Die'

Elizabeth Warren Rips Into Senate Health Care Proposal: 'People Will Die'

But Cornyn, a member of Senate leadership, fought hard for the bill on the Senate floor Thursday morning. As it stands, there are 52 Republicans, 46 Democrats and 2 Independents in the Senate. "Republicans should be ashamed", said Craig Obey, deputy executive officer of Families USA. "The way this bill cuts health care is heartless". "The vast majority of Texans enrolled in Medicaid are children, and this plan is a direct attack on their health care". Read More

Continue Reading »

'Imagine' if Britain stays in EU? Discord at EU summit

The EU wants their citizens' rights after Brexit enforceable in their European court in Luxembourg. She also said that the offer would be withdrawn if it was not reciprocated for British citizens living in the EU. Discord over whether Britain's exit process could still be reversed surfaced at the summit. "Some of my British friends have even asked me whether Brexit could be reversed, and whether I could imagine an outcome where the United Kingdom stays part of the EU". Read More

Continue Reading »

List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain had banned the use of their airspace for flights to and from Doha earlier this month and later revised the embargo saying it would apply only for Qatar operators. The four Arab countries accuse Qatar of funding terrorism , fomenting regional instability and cosying up to revolutionary theocracy Iran . More broadly, the list demands that Qatar align itself politically, economically and otherwise with the Gulf Cooperation Council, a regional club that ... Read More

Continue Reading »

US shoots down Iranian drone in Syria

US shoots down Iranian drone in Syria

Russia's top diplomat said that the United States should show respect Syria's territorial integrity and that any actions on the ground "should be coordinated with Damascus". Russian Federation has 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. Read More

Continue Reading »

Mayor Unveils Plan to Reduce Rikers Inmate Population

The state legislature gave mayoral control to Mr.de Blasio's predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, as a way to wrest school governance from the union-dominated school board. "For a Legislature to leave with one million children returning to what we know was a failed management system is a dereliction of duty", the governor said during a almost hourlong news conference in the Capitol's ceremonial Red Room. Read More

Continue Reading »

Senior cop stripped naked, beaten to death by mob in Srinagar

Senior cop stripped naked, beaten to death by mob in Srinagar

According to The Huffington Post , Informed sources told IANS , "The officer was on frisking duty at the Jamia Masjid ". "The man got his pistol out and opened fire injuring three people". Police were deployed to prevent any untoward incident as tension prevailed in the area. The incident took place late on Thursday night when people were busy holding prayers and thronging the mosque. Read More

Continue Reading »

A two-party approach to health care

Looking beyond the Democrats' bluster, working people need to actually take stock of what is at stake in the Republicans' plan. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and AmeriHealth of New Jersey also plan to return. It delays the rollback of Medicaid expansion but imposes long-term cuts to that program that opponents characterized as ultimately more harsh than the House version. Read More

Continue Reading »

London terror victim will 'never forget' what he saw

London terror victim will 'never forget' what he saw

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said , "The attack unfolded whilst a man was receiving first aid from the public at the scene". It is the fourth terror attack in the United Kingdom in recent months, and the third to hit London, following a vehicle being rammed into pedestrians on the bridge next to the Houses of Parliament, the concert bombing in Manchester, and the attack on London Bridge and Exmouth Market in which two Australians were among those who lost their lives and ... Read More

Continue Reading »

Russian Diplomat: Probable that IS leader killed in May

Russian Diplomat: Probable that IS leader killed in May

Russia said today it has no information on the fate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the chief of the Islamic State terror group, almost a week after the Russian military said it may have killed him in an airstrike. Washington DC said it could not corroborate the death and Western and Iraqi officials have been sceptical. Thank you for signing up. . This email address has already registered for this newsletter. Read More

Continue Reading »

For Labour's Corbyn, strong result turns defeat into victory

For Labour's Corbyn, strong result turns defeat into victory

The support obtained by Labor party members contrasted with the negative predictions of hardly two months ago, when they were 20 percentage points below the conservatives in terms of intention to vote. The Tories will now have to rely on the DUP's 10 MPs to get things done. The DUP is opposed to both abortion and same-sex marriage. May, jolted by the electoral setback, however, remained defiant to calls for her resignation and vowed to form a minority government with the informal backing ... Read More

Continue Reading »

Reversing Obama's Cuba Policy Won't Help Cubans

Reversing Obama's Cuba Policy Won't Help Cubans

The White House insists that its new approach toward Cuba won't target the country's citizens, but instead, aims to prevent funding to oppressive elements of the country's government. "Obama incentivized entrepreneurship", Castillo said. The son of a Cuban immigrant, Rubio opposed Obama's re-engagement with Cuba, saying Obama was making concessions to an "odious regime". Read More

Continue Reading »

FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting

FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting

The updates on the investigation of the attack that wounded five, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , a Louisiana Republican, came on Wednesday (June 21) with the FBI saying it still was not clear what motivated the unemployed home inspector from IL to travel to the Washington-area where he spent months living in his van in Alexandria before launching the shootings . Read More

Continue Reading »

Russian defense minister's plane buzzed by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation jet over Baltic

Russian defense minister's plane buzzed by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation jet over Baltic

Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said the American plane "did nothing to provoke this behavior", Reuters added. The incident was confirmed by the Swedish Ministry of Defense at Tass. The defense minister said this is demonstrated by the ongoing Baltops and Saber Strike military drills, which involve thousands of troops as well as dozens of military planes and ships. Read More

Continue Reading »

Law on Offensive Trademarks Declared Unconstitutional

Law on Offensive Trademarks Declared Unconstitutional

The Washington Redskins found themselves in a similar predicament in 2014, when the trademark office ruled that the name offends American Indians and canceled the team's trademark. The federal government said in court papers that it should not be required to approve trademarks "containing crude references to women based on parts of their anatomy; the most repellent racial slurs and white-supremacist slogans; and demeaning illustrations of the prophet Mohammed and other religious figures". Read More

Continue Reading »