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Jewish group cancels meeting with Netanyahu in protest

Jewish group cancels meeting with Netanyahu in protest Benjamin Netanyahu , the Israeli prime minister, is under fire from liberal Jews and some of his own ministers after reneging on an agreement to allow men and women to pray together in front of the Western Wall . Realizing the plan was being stalled by the government, the Reform and Conservative movements, along with the Jewish feminist group Women of the Wall, petitioned Israel's Supreme Cour... [Full Article...]

Israel starts work on first new West Bank settlement in 25 years

Israel starts work on first new West Bank settlement in 25 years Earlier in the day, Netanyahu tweeted over a picture of a small bulldozer and a digger working on a rocky hill overlooking a vineyard. The settlement, called Amichai, will house the some 300 Jewish residents evicted from the Amona outpost after the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that the settlement was built illegally on privately owned Palestinian land. [Full Article...]

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election The tweets were sent two days after White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to say if the president supports the intelligence community's conclusion that Moscow ordered the 2016 hacks in order to help get Trump elected. Every United States intelligence agency concluded months ago that Russian Federation was behind the hacking of Democratic organizations during the 2016 election . [Full Article...]

Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate

The seven justices oversimplified the case. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the court's majority, said "the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, exclusively because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution all the same, and can not stand". [Full Article...]

Chernobyl monitoring system hit by global cyber attack

Chernobyl monitoring system hit by global cyber attack The attack was confirmed to have spread beyond Europe when USA drugmaker Merck , based in New Jersey, said its systems had also been compromised. Microsoft said the virus could spread through a flaw that was patched in a security update in March. It is continuing to investigate. At the moment, there is little information to who might be responsible for the attack, but security experts are c... [Full Article...]

Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria, targets ISIS

Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria, targets ISIS Iran's Revolutionary Guard has said that all six ballistic missiles it launched at Islamic State militants in Syria this week hit their targets. Baqeri said the missile attack, which came as the US Senate voted for fresh sanctions against Iran , made the enemy understand that "any threat or acts of aggression against the country's security... [Full Article...]

American Supreme Court granted Trump's provisional ban

American Supreme Court granted Trump's provisional ban The action Monday, June 26, 2017, is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency. But Supreme Court justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. The court clarified that a "close familial relationship" would exempt an individual who would otherwise be covered by the EO. He said his group has no idea how the administration plans to judge family relatio... [Full Article...]

Court Upholds Overturned Conviction of Suspect in Netflix's 'Making a Murderer'

A federal magistrate judge ruled last August that investigators coerced Dassey , who was 16 years old at the time and suffered from cognitive problems, into confessing and overturned his conviction. Making a Murderer investigated the killing of Ms Halbach, whose charred remains were found at Avery's auto salvage yard a week after she went there to photograph a minivan for sale, and the subseque... [Full Article...]

Kevin Harvick wins at Sonona for 1st victory of season

Kevin Harvick wins at Sonona for 1st victory of season Seven cars stayed out on the track when the leaders went to the pits, putting Harvick into eighth place on the re-start. Now 42 years old and married, Fox stopped him Sunday after what might have been his final race on the picturesque road course in Napa Valley wine country. [Full Article...]

Champions Chelsea Open League Defence At Home Against Burnley

Champions Chelsea Open League Defence At Home Against Burnley Other teams to watch will be Tottenham , who will play their season's home games at Wembley , Everton , who are set to lose their best player Lukaku, and the two Manchester clubs who have already made significant moves in the transfer market. [Full Article...]

Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent

Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent Gates is among the most recent former Trump campaign staffer to get legal counsel to help navigate the Russian Federation probes. Manafort and a former associate in his consulting business, Richard Gates, who also worked for the Trump campaign, disclosed their lobbying campaign on behalf of Ukraine's Party of Regions in an 87-page document which described the gross receipts the firm received and... [Full Article...]

Clinton campaign chief has closed-door talk with House panel

Clinton campaign chief has closed-door talk with House panel Stone had asked to appear at a public hearing before the committee, which is examining the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, his attorney, Robert Buschel, told Politico . Stone said that he specifically wanted to counter Podesta in his testimony. "I may not be able to sue a member of Congress, but I sure as hell can sue the f-- out of Podesta". [Full Article...]

Spicer says he's never spoken with Trump about Russian interference

Spicer says he's never spoken with Trump about Russian interference In testimony before Congress earlier this month , former FBI Director James Comey testified that there was no doubt in his mind that Russian Federation was behind the hacking. So the position of press secretary would need to be filled. Spicer was unable to say whether or not anyone in the White House has seen language on the Senate's version. [Full Article...]

Syria : 30 civilians dead in air strikes on IS-held area

Syria : 30 civilians dead in air strikes on IS-held area Cluster bombs are created to spread small bomblets across a wide area, but many fail to explode, endangering civilians long after the fighting has ended. Asked by Burnett if that meant Syria would pull back, Gorka answered, "I think if we're talking about rational actors, if we're talking about an intact command and control chain, then yes, the reasonable decision would be to not test the resolve ... [Full Article...]

Colombia takes big step to peace as rebels lay down guns

Colombia takes big step to peace as rebels lay down guns Presidential elections are scheduled for next March and as stipulated in the peace accord signed a year ago, the FARC will receive five seats each in the Senate and Congress, helping to cement the group's evolution from a military to a political force. [Full Article...]

Iran's IRGC Warns Strikes Targeting IS Could Be Repeated

Iran's IRGC Warns Strikes Targeting IS Could Be Repeated The launch, which hit Syria's eastern city of Deir el-Zour on Sunday night, appeared to be Iran's first missile attack overseas in over 15 years and its first in the Syrian civil war, in which it has provided crucial support to embattled President Bashar Assad. [Full Article...]

BC Liberals expect to lose power Thursday

BC Liberals expect to lose power Thursday The NDP has tabled private member's bills to ban corporate and union donations six times in the past, but has always failed to pick up the support of the Liberal majority. Horgan and Weaver have dismissed the speech as a last-gasp attempt by the Liberals to hang onto power. Speaker Steve Thomson - who was elected to the job Monday - is expected to seek advice and research on the issue and provid... [Full Article...]

Belgian league's top scorer might be off to Everton

Belgian league's top scorer might be off to Everton Everton have agreed a £7million deal to sign Nigeria worldwide Henry Onyekuru from Belgian side Eupen. West Ham fans are outraged at reportedly losing out on signing Nigerian wonderkid Henry Onyekuru to Everton . The 20-year-old has been tracked by a host of clubs having topped the Belgian goalscoring charts last season. Due to his performances in Belgium this past season, there is... [Full Article...]

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

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...]


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