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Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

In suggesting that the USA may continue to require the assistance of the Kurdish YPG in eliminating the threat posed by Daesh, Mattis inferred that the Pentagon would not take away arms provided for the recapture of Raqqa, even going so far as to say that new weapons could be provided to the Kurdish fighters - dashing the hopes of Turkish President Reccip Tayyip Erdogan. [Full Article...]

Iranian President Says Siege of Qatar Unacceptable

Iranian President Says Siege of Qatar Unacceptable Meanwhile, in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt , and Bahrain were drafting a list of demands for Qatar , about which U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that "We hope the list of demands will soon be presented to Qatar and will be reasonable and actionable". [Full Article...]

White House Says Trump Won't Fire Special Counsel Leading Russia Probe

White House Says Trump Won't Fire Special Counsel Leading Russia Probe President Trump has railed against the Russian Federation investigation, describing it as a "witch hunt". "Well, I'm glad you're in this position", Graham responded. 'I think he is considering perhaps terminating the special counsel, ' said Ruddy. I personally think it would be a significant mistake'. The responsibility for appointing (or theoretically firing) Mueller lies with Rosenstein ... [Full Article...]

Collision caused significant damage to U.S. destroyer - Seventh Fleet commander

Collision caused significant damage to U.S. destroyer - Seventh Fleet commander It said in an earlier statement the sailors were being transferred to a U.S. naval hospital where they would be identified. "Out of concern for the families and the notification process, I will decline to state how many we have found at this time", he said. [Full Article...]

CNN retracts story about supposed Russian meeting

CNN retracts story about supposed Russian meeting I did nothing wrong . "They like hitting friends of @potus who are loyal advocates on his behalf". "I've been with CNN since 2001, and am sure about one thing: This is a news organization that prizes accuracy and fairness above all else". [Full Article...]

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole A spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy in Beijing said they were "working to gather more information" about Liu's legal and medical status. Liu Xiaobo is a hero to many - but a villain to his own government. "Life and dignity should be first and foremost in this case", Guo said. Messages seen by reporters from another lawyer for Liu, Shang Baojun (尚寶軍), confirmed the news. [Full Article...]

PM Nawaz to appear before JIT today

PM Nawaz to appear before JIT today A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the high-profile Panamagate graft case against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family has reportedly summoned Nawaz's brother Shahbaz Sharif for recording his statement in this case. A day earlier, Sharif's elder son, Hussain Nawaz, appeared before the JIT for the third time to defend the money trail of the Sharifs' London properties. [Full Article...]

Canada dumped softwood lumber in United States markets, says the Commerce Department

Canada dumped softwood lumber in United States markets, says the Commerce Department USA producers asked the Commerce Department last November to investigate what they viewed as unfair subsidies to Canadian competitors, many of whom procure their timber from government lands at cheaper rates. These duties are in addition to the preliminary countervailing duties of 19.88% announced in April. "We will vigorously defend Canada's softwood lumber industry, including through litigatio... [Full Article...]

Tweed shooting: Labor stands by its anti-bikie laws

Tweed shooting: Labor stands by its anti-bikie laws A man is expected to be charged with the alleged shooting murder of a man with "distant" bikie links, after a Queensland court ordered his extradition to NSW, police have said. Strikeforce Varnell has been established to investigate the homicide. Queensland Police arrested a 33-year-old man at 4.30am on Tuesday on the Gold Coast and took him to Southport Watch House. [Full Article...]

At time of his death, Kim Jong-nam had $120000 on him

At time of his death, Kim Jong-nam had $120000 on him Each bundle contained 300 $100 dollar bills. Kim Jong Nam was the oldest son of former leader Kim Jong Il , who fell out of favor with his father after he attempted to visit Tokyo Disneyland on a fake Dominican Republic passport in 2001. [Full Article...]

Brazil leader defiant in face of possible charges

Brazil leader defiant in face of possible charges If charges are brought forward, Brazil's lower house of Congress will decide whether to suspend Temer from office to stand trial. Brazilian President Michel Temer has faced a slew of accusations since taking office previous year. Batista also accused Temer and aides of negotiating millions of dollars in illegal donations for his Brazilian Democratic Movement Party. The same would happen if ... [Full Article...]

Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court

Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court While no one knows the vote count, the unusual timing implies that there might not have been the necessary fourth vote to hear the case until Gorsuch was ready to participate. Is Anthony Kennedy preparing to retire? The best days Trump had on the campaign trail were all centered on the Supreme Court. Kennedy, who turns 81 next month, has pondered retirement, according to former clerks, but has... [Full Article...]

Murkiness follows Supreme Court's action on travel ban

Refugees in IL who are hoping to reunite with loved ones still overseas felt a small bit of relief Monday when the Supreme Court announced that only foreigners who have no family, business or other ties could be denied entry into the U.S.as part of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. [Full Article...]

White House says Syria could be planning another chemical attack

New York Times White House correspondent Michael D. Shear tweeted that several military officials were "caught off guard" by the statement. The U.S. Trump ordered the strike on the Shayrat airfield in Syria. The White House said the activities were similar to those made before a suspected chemical attack in April . [Full Article...]

Iraqi premier on anti-terror outreach to Saudi Arabia, Iran

Iraqi premier on anti-terror outreach to Saudi Arabia, Iran Mr Cavusoglu said he told the Saudi king that "it would be useful now to soften the conditions" against Qatar. " Saudi Arabia and some of the region's Arab countries have become a puppet of the United States of America, and pre-planned tensions in the region will only have the USA exploit resources of Arab-Islamic countries" and intensify an arms race among Arab states, Major General Seyed Ya... [Full Article...]

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

In his strongest statement of support for Qatar in the almost three-week-old crisis centred on the Gulf state, Erdogan said the call to withdraw Turkish forces was disrespectful and that Doha - which described the demands as unreasonable - was taking the right approach. [Full Article...]

Macron's likely landslide lifts markets, low turnout clouds celebration

Macron's likely landslide lifts markets, low turnout clouds celebration Her defeat in May brought huge relief to European allies who had feared another populist upheaval to follow Britain's Brexit vote and Donald Trump's election as USA president , and disappointment to the party faithful. Conceding that the party was facing "unprecedented" losses, Cambadelis appealed to voters to rally behind Macron's rivals to avoid the president monopolising power. [Full Article...]

American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home

American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home U.S. officials refused to comment on his condition, but former ambassador and New Mexico governor Bill Richardson said he had spoken with the family. He said that Beijing's pledges to clamp down on the North had been "uneven", but added: "They have taken steps, visible steps that we can confirm". [Full Article...]

Srikanth crowned Australia SS champion, his second SS title in a row

In the early minutes of the match, Srikanth won his first point with a 28-shot rally with a delicate half smash to level at 1-1. Srikanth's compatriot H S Prannoy tweeted: "Looks like it's getting tough for everyone to Clinch titles when Indian boys are in form!" In the first game, the Indian shuttler held his never even though Chen Long threatened to run away with the advantage having secured... [Full Article...]

Pakistan capable of bringing stability to region: Chinese FM

Pakistan capable of bringing stability to region: Chinese FM In addition, besides discussing the entire gamut of bilateral relations, the two sides will also discuss the regional situation. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wang praised Afghanistan's efforts for peace and gave his assurance of China's cooperation in the "Kabul Process", and of the country's "comprehensive support for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process". [Full Article...]


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