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Iran's Parliament Increases Spending On Missile Program

Iran's Parliament Increases Spending On Missile Program Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who was sworn in for a second term earlier this month, called the nuclear deal "a sign of Iran's goodwill on the global stage". Sanctions against Iran is mainly in response to Tehran's growing missile programme. He went on to say that according to the law, the Iranian administration is obliged to monitor the United States government's anti-Iran measures and co... [Full Article...]

Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property rules

In a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the two leaders reaffirmed their shared desire for a nuclear-free Korean peninsula. "An important question going forward will be whether USA companies and trade associations who have highlighted the problem will actually come forward and assist our government in the investigation" - Michael Wessel, member of the U.S. [Full Article...]

Sharif flays judges for his ouster

Sharif flays judges for his ouster Nawaz Sharif embarked on an on-the-road rally on Wednesday from Islamabad , heading to his hometown of Lahore . Sharif was the 15th Pakistani prime minister to be ousted before completing a full term. However, key leaders from Sharif's ruling PML-N party were conspicuous by their absence, with some commentators suggesting this could be a reflection of disagreements within the party. [Full Article...]

Issues Bombing Guidelines to People of Guam: Don't Look Into the Blast

Issues Bombing Guidelines to People of Guam: Don't Look Into the Blast The people of Guam woke up Thursday to another pointed threat from Pyongyang, which vowed to complete a plan to attack waters near the island by mid-August - adding a timeline to a threat from a day earlier that North Korea would create an "enveloping fire" around Guam. [Full Article...]

Trump's 'fire and fury' broadside his own, White House says

Trump's 'fire and fury' broadside his own, White House says Speaking in New Jersey at his golf course, Trump declined to rule out a preemptive strike on North Korea , saying he wouldn't discuss potential military options. One said "Trump vows US "power" will meet North Korean threat". "The only time our posture goes up is based on facts, not because of what Kim and Trump say to each other", the official added. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong scrambles to inspect European Union eggs as insecticide found

Hong Kong scrambles to inspect European Union eggs as insecticide found The countries that have received the eggs are Britain, Sweden, Austria, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia and Denmark, along with non-EU Switzerland and Hong Kong, BBC reported. The Foods Standards Agency said 700,000 eggs had been sent to the United Kingdom from potentially contaminated Dutch farms. France has also confirmed one farm in the Nord-Pas de Calai... [Full Article...]

Mega Millions jackpot is a big one

Mega Millions jackpot is a big one The triumphant ticket was purchased in Palos Heights, Illinois, as indicated by lottery authorities. A single lottery ticket sold at a barbecue restaurant in IL is now worth around 393 million dollars. If you had future plans for that huge Mega Millions jackpot, keep dreaming. A record $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot was shared in January 2016 by ticket holders in California, Florida and Te... [Full Article...]

Kenya election dispute intensifies with conflicting claims

Kenya election dispute intensifies with conflicting claims The foreign missions said they have worked hand in hand with the Kenyan people and with Kenya's institutions to prepare for free, fair, credible and peaceful elections. Heading the Carter Center's observer team, former US Secretary of State John Kerry said the integrity of the process is still intact. "We have one person killed and four others admitted in hospital with gunshot injuries", said Dr... [Full Article...]

Senate panel gets more details about Trump Tower meeting

Senate panel gets more details about Trump Tower meeting Paul Manafort is searching for new legal representation as he faces an intensifying investigation into money-laundering allegations by Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller , The Post has learned. A Mueller spokesperson declined comment for this story. I have no loans in Russian Federation. Also, Jeffrey Yohai, the estranged husband of Manafort's daughter, is being investigated... [Full Article...]

Mattis praises diplomatic effort to deal with North Korea

Mattis praises diplomatic effort to deal with North Korea In a diplomatic win for the USA, the measures were approved unanimously - including by Russian Federation and China, the North's sole major ally, according to AFP. "The UK stands shoulder to shoulder with the U.S.in tackling this threat and many others". "I don't want to, but if we have to, we'll go to war". [Full Article...]

Black Journos Turn Backs on 'Offensive' Omarosa

Black Journos Turn Backs on 'Offensive' Omarosa These sort of professional media meetups are typically musty affairs with awkward smalltalk and cash bars. During a panel-moderated by journalist Ed Gordon-that delved into the tarnished relationship between police officials and communities of color, she was questioned about how she is using her platform as an aide in Trump's administration to help the African American community, the outlet wr... [Full Article...]

Protesters clash in Virginia city on eve of white nationalist rally

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer released a statement denouncing the march, writing, "When I think of torches, I want to think of the Statue of Liberty ". First lady Melania Trump tweeted "let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts". Despite mentioning several things he said were going in the right direction, like unemployment and job creation, Trump said it's important to find out why vi... [Full Article...]

Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: Investigation initiated, assures UP Dy. CM Maurya

Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: Investigation initiated, assures UP Dy. CM Maurya However, before leaving for Gorakhpur , state health minister Siddharth Nath Singh today reiterated that no child died due to a shortage of oxygen. In a statement, the hospital said "the pressure of the liquid oxygen supply became low" and that reserve cylinders were arranged, but did not specify whether that had resulted in any deaths and why so many children had died in just two days. [Full Article...]

United States wants dialogue between India-China over Doklam

United States wants dialogue between India-China over Doklam Meanwhile, China has also vehemently rejected reports of it offering a compromise to India by relocating its troops in the disputed Doklam border area. India sends its troops onto "operational alert" every year in the fall - but this year the state has been activated early. "It has been done because of the situation", the anonymous source told Reuters. [Full Article...]

Footage emerges of U.S. officer shot at close range

Footage emerges of U.S. officer shot at close range Orr got the maximum sentence for both charges, 30 years for attempted murder and five years for the weapons charge, according to the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office . The officer's mom, also a police officer, has established a GoFundMe page for her son as he recovers from his injuries. After Smith ordered Orr to stop, Orr fired eight shots. [Full Article...]

New York City Police Officer Shot in Brooklyn

New York City Police Officer Shot in Brooklyn He struck the male officer twice in his bullet-proof vest, police said. His name was not released. The officer was hit in his impenetrable vest; the shot ricocheted off the vest and hit him in the arm, police said. In addition to the weapons, the shooter had a good amount of pills and had recently gotten a new BMW, which has raised questions about how he funded the auto and what he was doing wit... [Full Article...]

Philippines prepares for N Korea's Guam missile threat

Philippines prepares for N Korea's Guam missile threat North Korea threatened to shoot four missiles into the sea off Guam after heated exchanges with the United States over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. 'But I have to say, I'm not laughing now, ' he said. Guam's proximity to the Korean peninsula is also what makes it an attractive target for North Korea. [Full Article...]

Warm, Partly Cloudy Friday Gives Way To Wet Weekend

Warm, Partly Cloudy Friday Gives Way To Wet Weekend There will be a 20 percent chance of rain before 8 a.m. Temperatures are in the upper 70s to lower 80s. By Tuesday , that cold front is expected to be far enough south of the area for drier conditions to develop in the Lehigh Valley. That chance is based on confidence and coverage of rainfall through the day; some get a lot, some get very little (or nothing at all). Partly sunny, with a hig... [Full Article...]

Venezuela's high court removes fifth opposition mayor

Venezuela's high court removes fifth opposition mayor In his remarks, the Venezuelan leader asked for a "personal conversation" with Trump when they gather in New York City next month at the United Nations General Assembly. The National assembly's claim of a fraudulent elections was bolstered when the CEO of the voting technology company Smartmatic said Wednesday that results of Venezuela's election for the all-powerful constituent assembly were of... [Full Article...]

36 killed, dozens injured as trains collide in Alexandria, Egypt

36 killed, dozens injured as trains collide in Alexandria, Egypt Local media reported that Egypt's Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadiq has ordered an urgent investigation into the collision. A railroad switching error most likely caused the crash, a security source said without giving further details. In 2012, a school bus collided with a train at a rail crossing. Egypt's Health Ministry has raised to 36 the death toll from a train collision just east of the c... [Full Article...]


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