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PH, China eye joint military drills to combat terrorism

PH, China eye joint military drills to combat terrorism Lorenzana and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año. He added: "The Chinese government and the Chinese military forces will continue to fully support your fight against terrorism and we're looking forward to enhancement of cooperation in the areas of fighting terrorism". [Full Article...]

IL cancels lottery sales due to budget crisis

IL cancels lottery sales due to budget crisis That being said , if a budget is not passed by Friday, Wednesday could be your last chance to play Powerball in IL. Now the lawmakers will try to hammer out a budget or a deal with the state lottery during a special session so appropriations to pay the lottery agency can be made, according to WGN-TV. [Full Article...]

President Trump Says He Wants 'Energy Dominance.' What Does He Mean?

President Trump Says He Wants 'Energy Dominance.' What Does He Mean? Trump said his administration would also begin to revive and expand the USA nuclear power sector, and the Department of Treasury would address barriers to the financing of overseas coal energy plants. And actually, at the time, it was right to think, we didn't think we had this tremendous wealth under our feet. President Trump is expected to give a speech on American energy independence an... [Full Article...]

Driver Arrested for Targeting French Mosque Worshippers

Driver Arrested for Targeting French Mosque Worshippers Police say no one was injured and driver was arrested after incident in front of mosque in Paris suburb . Le Parisien newspaper reported that the driver said he wanted to avenge attacks on the Bataclan concert hall and the Champs-Élysées, both claimed by the self-styled Daesh "Islamic State militant group". [Full Article...]

Germany legalises same-sex marriage after Angela Merkel allows free vote

Germany legalises same-sex marriage after Angela Merkel allows free vote Online, #Ehefueralle (" Marriage for all ") trended worldwide, with many celebrating the amendment. She also voted against same-sex marriage in the parliamentary vote. But Merkel is more than anything a savvy politician who knows which way the wind is blowing, and European conservatives are often of a wildly different cut than their American counterparts. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent indicted in relation to LaVoy Finicum shooting

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent indicted in relation to LaVoy Finicum shooting The inspector general of the U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating the shooting of Finicum for over a year, notes The Oregonian . He was shot and killed by an Oregon State Police trooper during a confrontation with law enforcement as occupiers traveled between Burns and John Day on January 26, 2016. [Full Article...]

Germany welcomes Erdoğan, foreign rallies not allowed

Germany welcomes Erdoğan, foreign rallies not allowed German Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz wants Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to be barred from holding large rallies in Germany, Bild reported Wednesday. The report could further strain already frayed ties between Germany and Turkey, which are at loggerheads over a wide range of issues. At the time, German media reports said the Turkish Intelligence Agency (MIT) was suspected o... [Full Article...]

Trump wins 'Travel ban' case in SC

Trump wins 'Travel ban' case in SC The White House is calling this a major win for the Trump administration. In a ruling earlier this month, the three justices of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said that "immigration, even for the president, is not a one-person show". [Full Article...]

At least 2 shot at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital

At least 2 shot at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital NY reports that the suspect was wearing a white doctor's coat when he opened fire, shooting at least three people. There was no word on their conditions. Police swarmed the hospital searching for an assailant, the New York Daily News said. Police had yet to secure the area, preventing emergency medical workers from entering, the Times said. [Full Article...]

Konta beats French Open champion to confirm Wimbledon form

Konta beats French Open champion to confirm Wimbledon form They had already become the first British women to reach the quarter-finals since Virgina Wade and Glynis Cole in 1975. Konta said of the scheduling: "It's definitely not an ideal situation". Grass-court tennis can be tough. "I'm feeling good. I had three matches right now before going to Wimbledon ". "Konta plays a tense game anyway". [Full Article...]

U.S. to See Lowest Average Independence Day Gas Prices Since 2005

U.S. to See Lowest Average Independence Day Gas Prices Since 2005 Travelers bound for San Antonio can fill up at the rate of $1.97 a gallon, while Austin and Dallas are averaging about $2.04 a gallon, according to GasBuddy .com. The statewide average was $2.163 on Friday, down from $2.171 the previous day and $2.227 a week ago. Americans should set a record for travel over the holiday weekend with 44.2 million people expected to travel 50 miles or more away f... [Full Article...]

Bromsgrove schools to be tested by Worcestershire County Council for flammable cladding

Bromsgrove schools to be tested by Worcestershire County Council for flammable cladding Cladding on 120 different tower blocks has failed fire tests in the wake of a blaze that killed 79 people in London , showing a widespread breach of British building regulations over previous decades, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Senate health care bill deeply unpopular

Senate health care bill deeply unpopular They don't even call to verify the facts of a story. A spokeswoman for McConnell declined to comment for this story, saying it is "premature to analyze a Senate bill that is not yet complete". Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska complained that it was "not a full repeal" of Obamacare. More than half, or 53 percent, of voters said they'd like to see some portions of Obamacare repealed, compared to... [Full Article...]

May buys DUP support with £1 billion 'bung'

May buys DUP support with £1 billion 'bung' It should allow May to win backing in coming days for the Brexit-dominated agenda announced in the Queen's Speech that marked the opening of a new Parliament last week. The DUP pulled off an extraordinary stroke on Monday by nailing down a deal with the Tories. "She said: "£1 billion extra pounds investment to keep Theresa May and her government in power is just a septic deal with a party ... [Full Article...]

Venus Williams blamed in auto crash that killed 78-year-old man

Venus told cops she was trying to make it through the intersection but there was a traffic backup and she had to slow down to a crawl, with her vehicle exposed in the intersection. Williams has a residence in Palm Beach Gardens, where she also often trains. Barson's wife is blaming Venus and so are the cops. There is no indication Williams was intoxicated or distracted by her phone, police said. [Full Article...]

Whose Number Did Jimmy Butler Give Out???

Whose Number Did Jimmy Butler Give Out??? As Wolves officials introduced Butler at a news conference Thursday at the Mall of America, they touted a belief that this up-and-coming team will be a desired destination on the open market. "I'm very confident in our player development department", Hoiberg said. And then there's the killer, the possibility that scouts, coaches and fellow players all were wrong about Dunn and he just isn't goin... [Full Article...]

Audio: CNN reporter confronts Sean Spicer over the no camera briefing policy

Audio: CNN reporter confronts Sean Spicer over the no camera briefing policy Acosta demanded. He received no answer from the press secretary. "Yeah, some days we'll have them on, some days we'll have them off", the spokesman said . What do you think - is it a low blow to joke about Sean Spicer's weight? "We're watching the most unusual presidency of our lifetime, and I do think it's important to try to separate out what's really important from what isn't". [Full Article...]

Putin, Trump will likely have contact on sidelines of G20: Lavrov

Putin, Trump will likely have contact on sidelines of G20: Lavrov If the two men meet, it will be their first face-to-face encounter. "I have no relationship with him", said Trump, later continuing, "He said something nice about me". Since Trump's inauguration, he and Putin have shared three phone calls. "No one has seen them in government-held areas". "The two presidents will be in the same city, in the same building, at the same time", said foreign ministe... [Full Article...]

U.S. targets Chinese bank, company, two individuals over North Korea

U.S. targets Chinese bank, company, two individuals over North Korea Dandong - a northeastern Chinese city on the North Korean border - is a gateway for trade with isolated North Korea. Sanctions were imposed on Dalian Global Unity Shipping Co., which ships coal and steel between China and North Korea, freezing any property or assets in the USA and prohibiting any US citizen from doing business with the company. [Full Article...]

Some evacuations lifted as Arizona blaze improves

Some evacuations lifted as Arizona blaze improves According to CBS Los Angeles, all residents were allowed to return home and 14 Freeway, which was closed by the fire, was reopened. Authorities said that fire was likely caused by a weed torch. The blaze was burning in the southeastern area of Santa Clarita, a city of some 181,500 residents. The fire has burned over 28 square miles (73 square kilometers). [Full Article...]


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