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At least 42 killed, 14 missing after boats capsize in southern Thailand At least 42 killed, 14 missing after boats capsize in southern Thailand
- July 09, 2018

Thirty-five others are missing, officials said. Rescued people sit on a fishing boat after a boat they were travelling in capsized off the tourist island of Phuket , Thailand July 5, 2018 in this still image taken from video. "We continue to gather a team to search for them". "China expresses gratitude for the active search and rescue efforts made by Thailand", Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regular briefing in Beijing. (more...)
Kay Bailey Hutchison says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members 'making progress' on increasing defense spending Kay Bailey Hutchison says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members 'making progress' on increasing defense spending
- July 09, 2018

On other occasions, the two men discussed Syria, where Putin offered to help Trump achieve his agenda of pulling the USA out of the region, before advisers urged the President not to accept such an offer. After searching for stability and familiarity in US foreign policy in Trump's first year in office, America's friends in Europe have come to accept the president as an unpredictable political insurgent. (more...)
Mueller Wants Manafort to Remain Behind Bars Mueller Wants Manafort to Remain Behind Bars
- July 09, 2018

Trump tweeted in protest of Manafort's sentence last month. Manafort was jailed last month by the judge overseeing the Washington, D.C. case after Mueller filed fresh charges against him over alleged witness tampering while he was under house arrest. (more...)
Anne Frank's Family Tried Repeatedly to Immigrate to the U.S. Anne Frank's Family Tried Repeatedly to Immigrate to the U.S.
- July 09, 2018

News about the Frank family continues to captivate the public, despite challenges in educating younger generations about the Holocaust. She lived and wrote in hiding from the Nazis in a secret annex in Amsterdam , but Anne Frank's family had applied to emigrate to the United States. (more...)
Britain's Gove says Brexit plan is a realistic compromise Britain's Gove says Brexit plan is a realistic compromise
- July 09, 2018

Britain's new Brexit plan honours the negotiating red lines of Prime Minister Theresa May and meets the demands of business even if it does not match all the hopes of some anti-EU campaigners, Environment Minister Michael Gove said. Vicky Ford urged colleagues not to get "too hot under the collar" until they had seen the details. May announced collective cabinet responsibility, which was suspended during the referendum, was now restored and every cabinet minister had to publicly back her ... (more...)
Thai soccer team members rescued from cave Thai soccer team members rescued from cave
- July 09, 2018

Four of the 12 boys who have been trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks have been rescued, as the operation was put on hold overnight to allow oxygen tanks to be refilled. Mr Osatanakorn said a one-mile passage from the cave entrance to the third chamber, a staging ground for the mission, was "mostly walkable", adding: 'Although there are some slightly hard parts [where] we have to bend or crawl, we can say that we can just walk through it. (more...)
NATO Braces For Trump, White House Says Business As Usual
- July 09, 2018

Although it's been somewhat of a running joke among Democrats, and even some Republicans in Washington, that President Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin , are "best buds", a new Washington Post article published this weekend, sheds further light on what appears to be a somewhat friendly relationship between the two. (more...)
Trump's Mar-a-Lago wants to hire 61 foreign workers National News Trump's Mar-a-Lago wants to hire 61 foreign workers National News
- July 09, 2018

Department of Labor records filed Thursday and Friday . Furthermore, The New Yorker reported this March, "Since 2010 Mar-a-Lago alone has obtained a total of 500 H-2B visas for seasonal foreign workers". According to The Washington Post , "Mar-a-Lago only placed two hard-to-find classified ads in tiny type for waiters with no phone number or email information". (more...)
Former Permanent International Trade Secretary: May's Brexit Plan "Better Than No Deal".
- July 09, 2018

The cabinet, including Brexiteers, rubber stamped the proposal for a new UK-EU free trade area for goods to be created during crunch talks at Mrs May's country retreat, Chequers, on Friday. "Obviously if the Government and the Prime Minister continue to support that very poor offer then I won't have any confidence in the Government or the Prime Minister", Mr Bridgen said. (more...)
OPCW: Chlorine found from Syria attack site OPCW: Chlorine found from Syria attack site
- July 09, 2018

The report confirmed the absence of any traces of nerve agents, such as sarin, at the site. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. The OPCW report comes about a week after the OPCW was granted authority not only to investigate whether any alleged chemical attack took place, but also to assign blame for them. (more...)
Netherlands expels two Iranian embassy staff: Dutch intelligence service Netherlands expels two Iranian embassy staff: Dutch intelligence service
- July 09, 2018

He criticized the Dutch government's illogical and illegal move and said Tehran expected the country's officials to stop leveling unfounded allegations against others and to fulfill their worldwide obligations instead to arrest and punish terrorist agents, particularly those for whom Interpol has issued a "red notice". (more...)
Aum Shinrikyo: Images from the 1995 Tokyo Sarin attack Aum Shinrikyo: Images from the 1995 Tokyo Sarin attack
- July 08, 2018

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Suga said authorities are taking precautionary measures in case of any retaliation by Asahara's followers. The agency said it searched a total of 16 facilities of three groups across Japan on Friday, including those of the cult's successor Aleph and the Hikarinowa, or the Circle of Rainbow splinter group launched by former AUM spokesman Fumihiro Joyu. (more...)
Orrin Hatch may have given a clue about Trump's Supreme Court pick Orrin Hatch may have given a clue about Trump's Supreme Court pick
- July 08, 2018

And I will devote all my energies to ensuring that we confirm the kind of Supreme Court justice America needs: "a justice who says what the law is, not what she wants it to be; a justice who calls balls and strikes instead of swinging for the fences; a justice whose foremost allegiance is to the American people and to the Constitution". (more...)
Canada heat wave-linked death toll doubles to 33 Canada heat wave-linked death toll doubles to 33
- July 08, 2018

The number of calls to medical services increased by 30% because of the heat, more than 1,200 people have received specialized medical care. CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said the region has seen record high temperatures and high humidity since Sunday. (more...)
Man found dead after Sydney teens shooting Man found dead after Sydney teens shooting
- July 08, 2018

The mother, who arrived at the house shortly after the Thursday afternoon shooting, was treated by paramedics for severe shock before being taken into the care of friends and police. Edwards had been involved in a custody battle with the 36-year-old mother of the children. The teenagers had been at home by themselves in the moments leading up to their deaths, according to police. (more...)
Trump focused on Kavanaugh, Kethledge for Supreme Court Trump focused on Kavanaugh, Kethledge for Supreme Court
- July 08, 2018

One Trump adviser said the president is unlikely to expand his list in the coming days but could follow up by phone with some of the candidates, all of whom have been asked to fill out disclosure forms dealing with their finances and conduct. (more...)
Nearly 20 million tune in to watch England's march into semi-finals Nearly 20 million tune in to watch England's march into semi-finals
- July 08, 2018

Let's see. I hope everyone at home enjoys tonight because it's not often that happens. Celebrations erupted across London on Saturday after the England football team secured a place in the semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Sweden in Russian Federation. (more...)
North Korea Slams 'Gangster-Like' US Demands After Pompeo Visit North Korea Slams 'Gangster-Like' US Demands After Pompeo Visit
- July 08, 2018

The trip was Pompeo's third to North Korea this year, and it marked the first time he did not meet with the leader. Pompeo was asked about the CD earlier by a journalist accompanying him to North Korea; the secretary of state laughed but did not confirm or deny the report. (more...)
England football manager likens striker to 'Jonny Wilkinson' England football manager likens striker to 'Jonny Wilkinson'
- July 08, 2018

Even if Southgate's team reach the final, William will not attend the match because of Britain's diplomatic boycott of the World Cup in Russian Federation over a nerve agent attack in England this year. If this is how the Brits celebrate winning a quarter final, just imagine the scene in four days from now when the team takes on Croatia in the semi-final. (more...)
U.S. warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions with Beijing U.S. warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions with Beijing
- July 08, 2018

The possibility of such a move had been mooted in statements by USA officials in early June. A USA official confirmed that the destroyers USS Mustin and USS Benfold were the two ships that transited through the waterway. The communist government in Beijing considers Taiwan a renegade province that must be reunited with the mainland, by force if necessary. The move comes as a U.S. (more...)
Sudden US Army discharges surprise immigrants Sudden US Army discharges surprise immigrants
- July 08, 2018

But some observers say that Panshu's story is nothing new, and that would-be army recruits are turned down all the time - for health and fitness reasons, or because they simply could not pass the army's rigorous background check. Such service members were promised an "expedited" path to USA citizenship. Additional security clearances were added before recruits could go to boot camp. (more...)
Leaders of Germany, Hungary trade barbs on migration Leaders of Germany, Hungary trade barbs on migration
- July 08, 2018

Merkel told reporters Thursday at a joint news conference in Berlin that she wants to protect the Europe's "humanity" when it comes to the way it treats migrants and "that is probably what separates us". Austria's right-wing Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who is closer to Mr Seehofer than to Mrs Merkel on the migrant question, said "we have full confidence in Seehofer's words yesterday". (more...)
North Korea nuclear deal: Pompeo sees 'progress' after talks North Korea nuclear deal: Pompeo sees 'progress' after talks
- July 08, 2018

The Associated Press reported that, mere hours after Pompeo departed North Korea following two days of talks, Pyongyang issued a scathing statement Saturday calling the talks " regrettable " and "extremely worrisome". According to the North Korean official, the outcome of the follow-up talks led to a " dangerous phase that might rattle our willingness for denuclearization that had been firm ". (more...)
USA service member killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan USA service member killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan
- July 08, 2018

There were no insider attacks on US service members during the same period, according to a Department of Defense (DoD) report released last month. Release of the name of the service member killed in action is being withheld until 24 hours after next of kin notification is complete, the release said. (more...)
United States tariffs take effect, China announces retaliation United States tariffs take effect, China announces retaliation
- July 08, 2018

The Trump administration contends that China has deployed predatory tactics in a push to overtake USA technological dominance. Trump's tariffs on the EU, Canada and Mexico are for as much as 25% on imports of steel and aluminium, which the USA has imposed on grounds of national security. (more...)
Woman trapped by Boston subway train says ‘I can’t afford an ambulance’ Woman trapped by Boston subway train says ‘I can’t afford an ambulance’
- July 08, 2018

Boston Globe reporter Maria Cramer, who happened to witness the scene at the Boston railway station, described the horrific wound as "twisted and bloody". Ambulance costs vary depending on location and distance traveled, but news reports are full of stories of ambulances costing $2,700 for a 2-mile ride or $3,660 for a four-mile trip. (more...)
Kane says ‘we’re buzzing’ after reaching World Cup semi Kane says ‘we’re buzzing’ after reaching World Cup semi
- July 08, 2018

The National Team's spirited run at the World Cup has provided a burst of energy for everyday laymen and women. England are guaranteed to play two more games at the World Cup this summer with a semi-final against Croatia or Russian Federation setting up either a final or third-place play-off match next weekend. (more...)
Supreme Court Nominee List Shortens to Mostly 'Identical' Candidates Supreme Court Nominee List Shortens to Mostly 'Identical' Candidates
- July 08, 2018

Like Kethledge, Kavanaugh is a textualist and originalist. "I think I have it down to four people, and I think of the four people, I have it down to three or two". The president nominated a total of 143 judges to date. Brett Kavanaugh , 53, now serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington , D.C. He has two Yale degrees and first rose to prominence for his involvement in the investigation led by Ken Starr into then-President Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky . (more...)
Former Fox News executive Bill Shine joins White House staff Former Fox News executive Bill Shine joins White House staff
- July 08, 2018

Fox News announced Shine's resignation from the network in May 2017 in the aftermath of sexual harassment scandals at Fox that led to the departure of Chairman Roger Ailes and host Bill O'Reilly. Shine has been spotted in the White House since Monday. The presidential appointment reunites Trump with Shine, who gave the then-businessman and reality TV star copious airtime on Fox to opine on a range of subjects. (more...)
One dead as California wildfires rage throughout state One dead as California wildfires rage throughout state
- July 08, 2018

Officials said the areas of concern include the Pacific Crest Trail, Mount Ashland, and the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Fire personnel spent the night and morning in pitched battle against the Holiday fire , which exploded Friday night amid 100-degree temperatures and unsafe "sundowner" winds that made the blaze impossible to control. (more...)

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