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World Powers Slam Iran for Seizing British Tanker

World Powers Slam Iran for Seizing British Tanker He said it was Iran that guarantees the security of the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. Recent seizures and attacks aimed at oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz will raise insurance rates for shipping companies and, if unchecked, reduce tanker traffic in the vital waterway, according to energy experts. [Full Article...]

US Secretary of Defence Authorizes Military Personnel, Resource Deployment to Saudi Arabia

US Secretary of Defence Authorizes Military Personnel, Resource Deployment to Saudi Arabia King Salman of Saudi Arabia has approved hosting the United States military in his country to bolster both stability and security, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). Earlier in the day, CENTCOM announced that the USA armed forces have surveillance aircraft observing the situation in the Strait of Hormuz . In response to attacks on four other tankers on May 12, USA officials announ... [Full Article...]

Gibraltar Extends Detention of Iranian Tanker For 30 Days

Gibraltar Extends Detention of Iranian Tanker For 30 Days While the capture of the Grace 1 was based on Britain still technically being in the European Union and the European Union not wanting Syria to have any oil, the move against the MT Riah still has a lot of questions, with Iran's Foreign Ministry previously denying it happened, and still not having explained the confusion since then. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers have obligation to love the country: Donald Trump

Lawmakers have obligation to love the country: Donald Trump A day after a crowd at a raucous Trump rally in North Carolina chanted " send her back " about one of the Democratic women, Somali-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota , these Republican voters in Florida focused their agenda on a discussion with their local sheriff about traffic and avoiding tickets under a new state law that banned texting while driving. [Full Article...]

5.1-magnitude natural disaster rattles Athens; no reports of injuries

5.1-magnitude natural disaster rattles Athens; no reports of injuries The natural disaster was a 5.1 magnitude, according to an alert from the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center, and hit just after 2 p.m. local time. Gerasimos Papadopoulos, senior seismologist at the Geodynamics Institute, said Friday's quake was felt across southern Greece. Around 40 minutes later, a strong aftershock was felt. [Full Article...]

Vehicle bomb explodes at gate of police headquarters in Afghanistan’s Kandahar

Vehicle bomb explodes at gate of police headquarters in Afghanistan’s Kandahar However, the governor office said nine civilians were killed in the attack. Another 89 were wounded. "The fighting is over now". Some vehicles were burnt. Pictures on social media showed a huge plume of smoke rising over Kandahar , and Hayat said about six trucks carrying commercial goods had burnt. Kandahar is the former seat of the Taliban, who ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until their ... [Full Article...]

‘El Chapo’, Mexican drug kingpin, sentenced to life in prison

‘El Chapo’, Mexican drug kingpin, sentenced to life in prison The Mexican authorities agreed to extradite him to the U.S. in 2017, on the condition that he would not face the death penalty in court. Despite his life sentence, Sinaloa's drug trafficking operations remain functional. In another incident, a member of the Arilano Felix gang was burned and imprisoned before being taken to a cemetery and shot and buried alive. Here are several others who wou... [Full Article...]

Boeing to take a $4.9 billion charge over grounded jet

Boeing to take a $4.9 billion charge over grounded jet This is the first full quarter since the grounding of the brand new 737 MAX planes. two of which fell out of the sky, killing all its passengers. But the statement added: "This assumption reflects the company's best estimate at this time, but actual timing of return to service could differ from this estimate". [Full Article...]

Trump selects Justice Scalia’s son as labor secretary

Trump selects Justice Scalia’s son as labor secretary He is now a partner at a Washington law firm, where he works on labor and employment related cases. "I am happy to stutter that it is miles my plot to nominate Gene Scalia because the original Secretary of Labor ", Trump wrote in a tweet leisurely Thursday. [Full Article...]

Trump, the 'Squad' and the 'send her back' chants

Trump, the 'Squad' and the 'send her back' chants The chant from the rally was immediately excoriated by many in the media and by Democrats , who pointed at Trump's previous statements as the impetus for the chant. If you're racist, you want everybody to go back because they are black or Muslim. "That's why I say, 'Hey if you don't like it, let 'em leave, let 'em leave.'" He added, "I think in some cases they hate our country". [Full Article...]

Man scales down the side of a building as it catches fire

Man scales down the side of a building as it catches fire Thursday, causing flames to shoot out and spread heavy smoke to all floors of the building. First responders said the fire had originated in the trash chute from the third floor down. The authorities declared the fire under control by 10:56 pm. Officials on the scene told the outlet that sprinklers were active. Authorities say the injured residents and officers were being treated for smoke inh... [Full Article...]

Israeli tourists held in Cyprus over alleged gang rape of UK teen

Israeli tourists held in Cyprus over alleged gang rape of UK teen The woman had reportedly attended a party with one of the suspects on Tuesday night, agreeing to go to his hotel room in the early hours of the morning, Ynet reported, citing Cypriot media. The official couldn't say how the suspects knew the woman or whether they had been staying in Ayia Napa together as a group. Some were having a holiday prior to being drafted into the Israeli army for compu... [Full Article...]

Second Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Cancels Call to San Juan

Second Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Cancels Call to San Juan Royal Caribbean has canceled a cruise ship's stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico , due to widespread protests against Governor Ricardo Rosselló. Empress of the Seas , which was slated to stop in San Juan Tuesday, has been rerouted to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, Torres said, and guests will receive refunds for prepaid shore excursions. [Full Article...]

At least 24 dead in Japan suspected animation studio arson attack

At least 24 dead in Japan suspected animation studio arson attack A Japanese fire official says almost 30 people are now confirmed or presumed dead in a suspected arson at a popular animation production studio in Kyoto . NHK footage also showed sharp knives police had collected from the scene, though it was not clear if they belonged to the attacker. Kyoto Animation also have produced video game cinematics for Konami's popular baseball series Jikkyo Po... [Full Article...]

Saravana Bhavan founder P Rajagopal passes away due to cardiac arrest

Saravana Bhavan founder P Rajagopal passes away due to cardiac arrest Rajagopal was first convicted in 2004 for the killing of Prince Shanthakumar, husband of Jeevajothi , a woman employee, in 2001. The case dates back to the 1990s when Rajagopal, on the advice of an astrologer wanted to marry Jeevajyothi who was in her 20's. [Full Article...]

Google starts backing off from China, US Senator says

Google starts backing off from China, US Senator says Thiel didn't give any evidence about Google's service to the Chinese military, but he drew the conclusion from the assumption that every business in China is more or less controlled by the government, and therefore Google's decision to operate in China automatically makes it a partner of the authoritarian state. [Full Article...]

Financier Jeffrey Epstein to remain jailed until sex trafficking trial

Financier Jeffrey Epstein to remain jailed until sex trafficking trial And there is evidence that someone used it: Prosecutors said in a court filing Wednesday that the document "contains numerous ingress and egress stamps, including stamps that reflect use of the passport to enter France, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia in the 1980s". [Full Article...]

Southwest cancellations will rise due to grounded Boeing jet

Southwest cancellations will rise due to grounded Boeing jet A Kenyan man whose five family members perished in the Ethiopian Air crash appeared before the United States congressional panel giving a heart-wrenching narration of his family members' death. Njoroge testified in front of a congressional hearing on aviation safety on Wednesday. A root of the issue is that the 737 Max was certified as an updated version of an existing plane, rather than a new... [Full Article...]

Conway, Defending Trump, Asks Reporter: 'What's Your Ethnicity?'

Conway, Defending Trump, Asks Reporter: 'What's Your Ethnicity?' A few Republicans have also dismissed Trump's comments, even though most have refrained from labelling the President's outburst as "racist". "And I go by what people do, not what other people say about them". Feinberg spoke to CNN's Don Lemon to discuss the incident. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC), an independent federal ethics agency, on June 13 had publicized a report ( pdf ) a... [Full Article...]

U.S. Navy Ship Destroys Iranian Drone Over Strait Of Hormuz

U.S. Navy Ship Destroys Iranian Drone Over Strait Of Hormuz The Boxer took defensive action which had enclosed in on the ship, by approx 1000 yards, and was destroyed as it was threatening the safety of the ship and ship's crew. "The U.S. reserves the right to defend personnel, facilities, interests", he said. There was no immediate confirmation from the Iranian government. [Full Article...]


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