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'Clear evidence of need' in N. Korea 'Clear evidence of need' in N. Korea
- July 14, 2018

Mark Lowcock, the United Nations aid chief, returned to Beijing from Pyongyang on Thursday, after looking into what is believed to be a precarious food situation in North Korea due in part to natural disasters. "The core point is: there is a humanitarian need, we can meet it and we can tell people a convincing and persuasive story about how their money is used if they provide us with more funds", he said. (more...)
US President Donald Trump tweets 'very nice' letter from Kim Jong US President Donald Trump tweets 'very nice' letter from Kim Jong
- July 14, 2018

The president rattled USA allies by demanding that the other NATO nations pay more toward their own defense, although he stopped short of threatening to pull the United States out of the trans-Atlantic alliance. That meeting concluded with North Korean state media calling the U.S. approach "cancerous" and "gangster-like". Jong Un said, "I extend my conviction that the epochal progress in promoting the DPRK-US relations will bring our next meeting forward". (more...)
Irish Senate backs bill banning Israeli settlement goods Irish Senate backs bill banning Israeli settlement goods
- July 14, 2018

Irish senators voted in favor of the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill by 25 votes to 20 on Wednesday. But after outrage by the Israeli government, as well as opposition from the ruling government in Ireland, the measure was postponed . (more...)
Rudy Giuliani touts Russian hacking indictments as 'good news for all Americans'
- July 14, 2018

The indictments come just days before the president is scheduled to hold a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Trump said Tuesday that his meeting with Putin "may be the easiest" out of all his other meetings with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders this week. (more...)
Air China incident linked to co-pilot smoking e-cigarette Air China incident linked to co-pilot smoking e-cigarette
- July 14, 2018

Instead of turning off a fan to prevent the vapors from reaching the passenger cabin, he turned off the passengers' air conditioning. A senior official from the Civil Aviation Administration of China tells CNN the reason for the descent stems from a co-pilot smoking an e-cigarette. (more...)
Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped after Thursday morning arrest Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped after Thursday morning arrest
- July 14, 2018

Two other people were arrested at the club, but it is unclear who they were. He vowed to fight the "bogus charges", even suggesting there are "higher priorities" at stake for the police. Messages were left with the Columbus city prosecutor's office seeking comment. A fourth officer then exited the club to request assistance to make an arrest. (more...)
FBI agent Peter Strzok say political bias did not impact investigations
- July 14, 2018

He was removed from the Russian Federation investigation after the discovery of anti-Trump text messages exchanged with an FBI lawyer, Lisa Page, with whom he was having an affair. We " ll stop it". At one point, Strzok said he didn't appreciate an assertion from Gowdy, who retorted, "I don't give a damn what you appreciate". Trump himself has launched personal attacks against the two Federal Bureau of Investigation officials, including a Wednesday evening tweet that asked "how can the ... (more...)
I didn't criticise Theresa May to The Sun
- July 14, 2018

Anthony Gardner, who was ambassador to the European Union to former president Barack Obama, said Trump's attack was "totally unacceptable" and "unprecedented" in the middle of a high-profile visit. In denying a query from CNN anchor Jim Acosta, Trump said that "CNN is fake news". "She's a very smart, very tough, very capable person and I would much rather have her as my friend than my enemy, that I can tell you". (more...)
Zsa Zsa, the world's ugliest dog, dies weeks after winning title Zsa Zsa, the world's ugliest dog, dies weeks after winning title
- July 14, 2018

The World's Ugliest Dog title holder died early in the morning. "She's been staying over at my dad's house". Zsa Zsa went from enduring years living in a puppy mill to being adopted by a family and finally to winning fame and fans . Brainard also recalled how happy the English bulldog was after winning the contest: "She knew she was special". Zsa Zsa' winnings included $1,500, "a very large trophy" and a flight to NY, where she and Brainard appeared on the " Today " show. (more...)
Trump Baby Blimp Hits The Skies Of London During UK Visit Trump Baby Blimp Hits The Skies Of London During UK Visit
- July 14, 2018

Mrs Theresa May released the most contentious document of her two-year premiership on Thursday (July 12), vowing to push through her plan to keep Britain closely tied to the European Union single market after Brexit. "That is exactly what we will do". In denying a query from CNN anchor Jim Acosta, Trump said that "CNN is fake news". Campaigners for expat rights have however disagreed with this, saying Britons are exercising an European Union free movement right which is indivisible and ... (more...)
74 people die in election violence ahead of Sharif's return 74 people die in election violence ahead of Sharif's return
- July 14, 2018

Sharif reportedly refused to sit in the vehicle of the Rangers to get to the airport terminal. More than 100 people were arrested in his stronghold of Lahore where he has called on crowds to meet him when he touches down from London on Friday evening. (more...)
Trump snubs CNN, slams NBC during Theresa May presser
- July 14, 2018

Trump called it dishonest reporting. "And she's a total professional because when I saw her this morning I said, "I want to apologize because I said such good things about you", and she said, "don't worry, it's only the press". Watch Trump's response about May below, and listen to the "fake news" audio here. Before he had the chance to release his so-called "audio" recordings, however, The Sun released the recordings of the interview themselves. (more...)
Bomb Blast Kills 10 At Election Rally In Pakistan Bomb Blast Kills 10 At Election Rally In Pakistan
- July 14, 2018

Pakistani volunteers rush injured persons to a hospital in Quetta , Pakistan , Friday, July 13, 2018. "The Pakistani authorities have a duty to protect the rights of all Pakistanis during this election period their physical security and their ability to express their political views freely, regardless of which party they belong to", said Omar Waraich, deputy South Asia director at Amnesty International. (more...)
Israel fires Patriot missile at second drone from Syria this week Israel fires Patriot missile at second drone from Syria this week
- July 14, 2018

The United States pulled out of a multinational deal in May to lift sanctions against Iran in return for curbs to its nuclear programme. Velayati is in Russian Federation as a special adviser to President Hassan Rouhani and will travel to China on Friday, so the same request has also been made to Chinese authorities, the foreign ministry said in a statement . (more...)
Quake damage triggers discovery of temple in Morelos pyramid Quake damage triggers discovery of temple in Morelos pyramid
- July 13, 2018

Experts believe the temple dates back to 1150 and belongs to Tlahuica culture. 'There was no news, until now, of the existence of a substructure within the pyramidal structure, ' said INAH Director Isabel Campos Goenaga at a press conference. (more...)
France, Italy reject Trump's claim on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending boost World 08:51 France, Italy reject Trump's claim on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending boost World 08:51
- July 13, 2018

Putin. During Trump's meeting with Putin, McCain said, the president "must reverse his disturbing tendency to show America's adversaries the deference & esteem that should be reserved for our allies". Trump last week told senior aides he was going to make threats about defense spending and that he was determined to flip the table over before he left, a senior administration official said ahead of Thursday's drama, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive summit planning. (more...)
Novichok that killed woman came from bottle, police believe Novichok that killed woman came from bottle, police believe
- July 13, 2018

The incident came months after the poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, also with Novichok, prompting fears that Sturgess and Rowley had been exposed to some of the left-over poison. Police said they had been able to speak to him "briefly". Britain has invited independent technical experts from the worldwide chemical weapons watchdog to travel to the United Kingdom early next week to independently confirm the identity of the nerve agent, the ... (more...)
Restore or demolish Taj Mahal: Supreme Court slams Centre Restore or demolish Taj Mahal: Supreme Court slams Centre
- July 13, 2018

According to news agency IANS , the court was extremely unhappy as the Uttar Pradesh government failed to come out with a vision document to protect the Taj Mahal . The Supreme Court's observation came just a day after it rejected a plea seeking permission for outsiders to offer Friday namaaz inside Taj Mahal . (more...)
Hearing a 'victory notch in Putin's belt': Federal Bureau of Investigation agent in Russian Federation probe Hearing a 'victory notch in Putin's belt': Federal Bureau of Investigation agent in Russian Federation probe
- July 13, 2018

Gowdy pressed Strzok on the texts during the back-and-forth, at one point telling the FBI agent that it's "no wonder Bob Mueller kicked you off the investigation". He said he was one of the few people in 2016 who knew the details of Russian election interference and its possible connections with the Trump campaign, and that that information could have derailed Trump's election chances. (more...)
Trump ready to help some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states buy U.S. arms
- July 13, 2018

Having questioned the value of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in tweets throughout the summit, Trump later told reporters that the 29-member military alliance "was not doing what they were supposed to be doing" until he came to Brussels and that he was "extremely unhappy" until his intervention. (more...)
Donald Trump apologises to British PM Theresa May over ‘fake news’ Donald Trump apologises to British PM Theresa May over ‘fake news’
- July 13, 2018

Trump had said that May's plan would "probably kill the deal" as it would mean the USA "would be dealing with the European Union" instead of the UK. "We agreed today that as the UK leaves the European Union we will pursue an ambitious US-UK trade deal", May said today at a news conference with Trump at Chequers, her country estate. (more...)
Russian Federation expert: Trump should see Putin as ‘at least an adversary’ Russian Federation expert: Trump should see Putin as ‘at least an adversary’
- July 13, 2018

Dozens of demonstrations are planned throughout the country with the largest expected to take place in central London on Friday. Trump also said that former Foreign Secretary Johnson - who disagrees with May on Brexit and resigned this week - would make a "great prime minister", adding: "I think he's got what it takes". (more...)
EU's Jean-Claude Juncker stumbled at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation gala because of 'sciatica attack' EU's Jean-Claude Juncker stumbled at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation gala because of 'sciatica attack'
- July 13, 2018

The presidents of Finland and Ukraine supported him during a musical interlude where there were no chairs for spectators, and he was helped by the prime ministers of the Netherlands and Portugal as he descended the podium steps. He has said that he will not run for a second term as Commission president but the obvious question now is whether he is he able to complete his term, which ends in autumn 2019. (more...)
United States indicts 12 Russians for hacking DNC emails during the 2016 election United States indicts 12 Russians for hacking DNC emails during the 2016 election
- July 13, 2018

The indictment lays out a sweeping and coordinated effort to break into key Democratic email accounts, including those belonging to the Democratic National Committee, the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. (more...)
Trump rails against Germany, demands allies double North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending
- July 13, 2018

New Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt backed Mr Trump's demand for our allies to pay more . In a taut exchange with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday, Trump said Nord Stream 2 - an offshore pipeline that would deliver gas to Germany directly from Russian Federation via the Baltic Sea - leaves the Western military alliance's largest and wealthiest European member "totally controlled" by and "captive to" Russian Federation. (more...)
Argentina asks Russian Federation to arrest visiting Iran official over 1994 bombing
- July 13, 2018

Touching upon nuclear cooperation, Velayati said that a 1000-MW reactor have been established in Iran with the help of Russian Federation and two other reactors are under construction. He said that after the US' withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was a strategic mistake made by the United States president, the Islamic Republic of Iran chose to send special envoys to convey the messages of top Iranian leaders to other countries. (more...)
Mystery surrounds black granite sarcophagus found with alabaster head Mystery surrounds black granite sarcophagus found with alabaster head
- July 13, 2018

An antiquities ministry team was inspecting an area in the Sidi Gaber district of Alexandria before construction started for a new building when they discovered the sarcophagus. Image: An alabaster head was found in the catacombs. But recently more effort has been made to find and preserve antiquities there. An ancient statue of a Nubian king with an inscription written in Egyptian hieroglyphics was also found at a Nile River temple in Sudan. (more...)
Canada's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops will stay in Latvia for another four years - Trudeau Canada's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops will stay in Latvia for another four years - Trudeau
- July 13, 2018

Canada assumes command of the mission, which will be led by an as yet unnamed Canadian major-general, for one year. "My message is that we are actually now stepping up", Stoltenberg said . Iraq army recruits, pictured training in Baghdad, will benefit from a small increase in Australian involvement aimed at deterring Islamic State. "We are two countries that are more closely integrated on trade and security on people-to-people ties than any two countries in the world". (more...)
What Melania Trump will be doing in London What Melania Trump will be doing in London
- July 13, 2018

When asked whether he'd like to see the United Kingdom pull further from the United Kingdom and opt for a "hard Brexit", Trump told reporters "It's not for me to say", and stuck to this line when pushed harder for comment. I think what has happened in Europe is a shame. His criticism of Britain's anti-terror policies after a series of attacks in 2017 also did not go down well. (more...)
Province drops sex ed curriculum, drawing fire and praise in Windsor Province drops sex ed curriculum, drawing fire and praise in Windsor
- July 13, 2018

NDP legislator Peter Tabuns said even in the early days of the new Tory government they're not being open about their work. The government also laid out its plan to expand the sale of beer and wine to convenience stores, grocery stores and big-box stores, and to roll back restrictions on police officers, calling the measures a show of respect for consumers and law enforcement, respectively. (more...)

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