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How Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation could affect Roe v. Wade How Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation could affect Roe v. Wade
- July 11, 2018

Meanwhile, pro-life groups like Alaska Right to Life say they're cautious about the nominee. When Bash asked Pence if he would still like to see Roe overturned, the devout anti-abortion advocate responded carefully: "Well, I do, but I haven't been nominated to the Supreme Court". (more...)
Markets around the world are getting pummelled as Trump's trade war intensifies
- July 11, 2018

The $ 200 billion far exceeds the total value of goods China imports from the United States, which means Beijing may need to think of creative ways to respond to such USA measures. "China is showing no signs of backing down and instead looks like it is preparing for a drawn out conflict", said Scott Kennedy, deputy director of China studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington . (more...)
Qatari envoy says letting Gazans work in Israel would calm border Qatari envoy says letting Gazans work in Israel would calm border
- July 11, 2018

Also on Friday, a Palestinian man, 22, was killed and dozens injured by Israeli troops as Palestinian protesters demonstrated on the border with Israel near Gaza City, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported . Meanwhile, Abbas reiterated the Palestinian rejection to the Israeli decision of cutting the PA fund, or allowances the PA pays to the families of the prisoners and those killed by Israel in the Palestinian territories. (more...)
Israeli military says it shot down a Syrian drone Israeli military says it shot down a Syrian drone
- July 11, 2018

It was successfully shot down. Asked by a reporter if he anticipated a time when the Quneitra crossing would be reopened under the United Nations -monitored armistice between Israel and Syria, and whether the two old enemies could establish "some kind of relationship", Lieberman said: "I reckon we are a long way from that, but we are not ruling out anything". (more...)
Kent fans watch England in World Cup semi-final against Croatia Kent fans watch England in World Cup semi-final against Croatia
- July 11, 2018

England takes on Croatia on Wednesday in the second World Cup semifinal, with the victor advancing to Sunday's big game against France . And they've revealed that since the showpiece began, sales of waistcoats have doubled due to people wanting to channel their inner Southgate. (more...)
Greece To Expel, Ban Russian Diplomats
- July 11, 2018

In response to Greece's move to expel Russian officials, a spokesman for the Russian foreign ministry told AFP news agency that " Russia will take reciprocal measures, as is usually the case in such circumstances". Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said at the time that while he wanted to "express solidarity" with the United Kingdom, "we also need to be responsible on that issue". (more...)
Trump Attacks German-Russian Oil And Gas Deal Ahead of NATO Summit
- July 11, 2018

He appeared to be attacking German support for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russian Federation, the new US$11 billion (Dh40.40bn) Baltic Sea pipeline for imports of Moscow's gas supplies to Europe. Trump said the members will be catching up to their responsibilities but called on them to do more. During the campaign, Trump often resorted to the tactic of falsely accusing his opponents of things he had been criticized for doing. (more...)
At least 4 boys evacuated from Thailand cave: Thai Navy SEAL At least 4 boys evacuated from Thailand cave: Thai Navy SEAL
- July 11, 2018

His wife, Waleeporn, said her husband's death had been hard to comprehend. A former Thai Navy SEAL died while helping install oxygen tanks in preparation for the extraction. People all over the world are rejoicing over the news that the Thai football team and their coach were safely rescued from Tham Luang cave yesterday night (July 10). (more...)
Last remaining kid, coach evacuated from Thai cave
- July 11, 2018

A high-risk global mission ensued and the group was eventually rescued. In a press conference on Wednesday evening, the Thai Navy SEALs chief said the decision to evacuate the cave was based on both the threat of rising floodwaters and oxygen depletion in the cave where the boys were sheltering. (more...)
Japanese nurse admits to killing at least 20 patients
- July 11, 2018

A Japanese nurse admitted to killing at least 20 elderly patients and said she planned their deaths to occur when she was off-shift - because she didn't want to be bothered explaining their demise to relatives during working hours. Nishikawa's health declined shortly after and he died at 7 p.m. Subsequent investigations also found the cleaning agent in the bodies of an 89-year-old man and a woman aged 78 who had died around the same time. (more...)
Woman celebrating anniversary in Mexico killed by stray bullet Woman celebrating anniversary in Mexico killed by stray bullet
- July 11, 2018

Mirutenko, her husband, and two friends were either eating at a restaurant or on their way out when the shooting occurred. The 46-year-old bouncer from Huixquilucan, who worked at a bar in the nearby Polanco area, was transported to a hospital. (more...)
English Bulldog Named World's Ugliest Dog Dies At Age 9 English Bulldog Named World's Ugliest Dog Dies At Age 9
- July 11, 2018

The nine-year-old Zsa Zsa came from a hardscrabble background, spending five years in a puppy mill in the USA state of Missouri and being sold at auction before she attained ugliest dog immortality. "She's been staying over at my dad's house". It was attended by Brainard, her husband and their one-year-old daughter, Mareslie. "We were all saying our goodbyes". (more...)
1MDB used as a Ponzi scheme: Swiss prosecutor 1MDB used as a Ponzi scheme: Swiss prosecutor
- July 11, 2018

Lauber said he was confident that the coordination could be set up, but "it was not yet there". "And only then as the second step, we are able by legal obligations to have the monies restituted", he said. "It's a complex and huge global case", he said. Swiss prosecutors in May revealed they had opened criminal proceedings into two former officials of PetroSaudi. (more...)
Donald Trump's bonhomie with Boris adds to Theresa may's 'turmoil' Donald Trump's bonhomie with Boris adds to Theresa may's 'turmoil'
- July 11, 2018

Chief worldwide correspondent Phil Williams reports from London. The Government went on to explain that it held Brexit discussions with senior officials from the UK Government yesterday afternoon, as the two Governments continue to work closely together going forward. (more...)
Baby killed as tornado hits RV park Baby killed as tornado hits RV park
- July 11, 2018

CBS Bismarck, North Dakota affiliate KXMB reports the McKenzie County Sheriff's Department said a seven-day-old baby died after being transported earlier to an undisclosed hospital containing advanced life support services. Residents were being allowed into the park Tuesday afternoon. McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger says at least 28 people were hurt when the storm tore through the Prairie View RV Park early Tuesday. (more...)
Germany ‘totally controlled by Russia,’ Trump tells North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Germany ‘totally controlled by Russia,’ Trump tells North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief
- July 11, 2018

Many members of Congress, including some of Trump's fellow Republicans, have sought to reassure allies nervous about some of Trump's statements, that there is still strong support in Washington for traditional allies like the country's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners. (more...)
Lord Carrington Dies Aged 99 Lord Carrington Dies Aged 99
- July 11, 2018

He resigned as foreign secretary in 1982, three days after Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands , accepting full responsibility as the minister in charge on what he later called the most sorrowful day of his political life. Penny Mordaunt, the worldwide development secretary, said she first met Carrington when he was the chancellor of Reading University where she was studying. (more...)
Facebook hit with first fine in Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal Facebook hit with first fine in Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal
- July 11, 2018

The penalty from the United Kingdom data watchdog, called the Information Commissioner's Office, could change as the agency discusses the matter further with Facebook. "Fines and prosecutions punish the bad actors, but my real goal is to effect change and restore trust and confidence in our democratic system", she said. (more...)
Reuters Journalists Charged in Myanmar Reuters Journalists Charged in Myanmar
- July 11, 2018

Myanmar's military says it has discovered a mass grave in the village of Inn Din, in western Rakhine state. Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were arrested in December and accused of possessing leaked sensitive material linked to security operations in crisis-hit Rakhine state. (more...)
Yaşar Güler appointed as Turkey's new Chief of Staff Yaşar Güler appointed as Turkey's new Chief of Staff
- July 11, 2018

The lira, which has lost almost a fifth of its value against the dollar this year, dropped almost 3 per cent to 4.74 to the USA currency after the cabinet announcement. Erdogan has described the consolidation as a means to eliminate governmental inefficiency, and his base views his consolidation of authority as a deserved outcome for a leader who has instilled Islamic values in public life, according to Reuters . (more...)
Eight boys now rescued from flooded cave in Thailand Eight boys now rescued from flooded cave in Thailand
- July 11, 2018

The global effort to save the group has paired divers in "buddy teams" with the remaining eight boys and their coach. The official declined to be identified as he is not authorised to speak to the media. An ambulance with flashing lights left the site just hours after the second phase of the perilous rescue operation was launched on Monday. The fate of the boys and their coach has gripped Thailand and drawn attention from around the world. (more...)
Compensation sought for Australians caught up in Facebook privacy breach
- July 11, 2018

The scandal took place before new European Union data protection laws that allow much larger fines came into force. IMF Bentham said it had partnered with law firm Johnson Winter & Slattery to lodge the complaint with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. (more...)
Man falls overboard from cruise ship off B.C. coast Man falls overboard from cruise ship off B.C. coast
- July 11, 2018

He was pronounced dead at Olympic Medical Centre. "We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who were affected by this tragedy", said Capt. The ship's captain also confirmed to USCG that there is video footage showing the passenger "jumping" from the eighth-deck balcony at around 4:15 am. (more...)
Jim Acosta: Trump Reviewed Kavanaugh on Indicting Sitting President Jim Acosta: Trump Reviewed Kavanaugh on Indicting Sitting President
- July 11, 2018

Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle as Democrats focus on abortion. If the party sticks together, the president's choice will be sitting on the Supreme Court when its new term starts in October. (more...)
Turkey sacks 18,500 state employees in new decree Turkey sacks 18,500 state employees in new decree
- July 11, 2018

Turkey says the measures are necessary to combat threats to national security. The current parliamentary system will end under constitutional changes approved in a referendum a year ago. 8998 police officers are being dismissed, including 3077 lay-offs in the Army, 1126 in the Navy, 1949 in the Air Force and 192 in the Coast Guard. In total, 148 workers who had been previously sacked were reinstated to their positions. (more...)
May stares down Brexit plan backlash as ministers quit May stares down Brexit plan backlash as ministers quit
- July 11, 2018

The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, has already written to Mr Johnson and Mr Davis to thank them and has also written to the new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab. Matt Hancock replaced Hunt as health secretary, while Attorney General Jeremy Wright was appointed as minister of digital culture, media and sport, Hancock's old job. (more...)
Trump Zings NATO, and EU Chief Zings Back
- July 11, 2018

The president did not say whether not he trusted the Russian leader. "This is unfair, nor is is acceptable". 'But we can not be taken advantage of. "The United States continues to devote more resources to the defense of Europe when the Continent's economy, including Germany's, are doing well and security challenges abound". (more...)
'Tell people not to come to our country illegally' 'Tell people not to come to our country illegally'
- July 11, 2018

Addressing questions about the missed deadline before departing the White House on Tuesday for Europe, Trump says, "That's the solution". Come like other people do. He added, "I'm saying this, very simply. It's not a good thing". Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project, said: "The court is holding the Trump administration's feet to the fire to get these kids reunited with their parents". (more...)
'Reckless': Trump escalates trade war with another $US200b in Chinese tariffs 'Reckless': Trump escalates trade war with another $US200b in Chinese tariffs
- July 11, 2018

The United States has made a decision to impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China after efforts to negotiate a solution to the trade dispute failed to reach an agreement, senior administration officials said on Tuesday. "Although I have supported the administration's targeted efforts to combat China's technology transfer regime, tonight's announcement appears reckless and is not a targeted approach", Hatch said in a statement. (more...)
ANP leader among 12 martyred in Peshawar blast ANP leader among 12 martyred in Peshawar blast
- July 11, 2018

Police said the bomber struck when Bilour was about to address some 200 supporters. Confirming Haroon Bilour's martyrdom, the spokesman said that Haroon's son, Danial Bilour, was safe. Bilour belonged to an influential political family in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, of which Peshawar is the capital. The ANP, which campaigns against the Taliban, has been a regular target of militants operating in Pakistan's northwest. (more...)

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