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'Handmaid's Tale' demonstrators protest Vice President Mike Pence in Philly 'Handmaid's Tale' demonstrators protest Vice President Mike Pence in Philly
- July 24, 2018

Pence is scheduled to visit Center City once again on Monday. Protesters said they are opposed to Trump administration policies on abortion rights, LGBT rights, immigration and other issues. "These are just two acute manifestations of the Trump/Pence fascist agenda, one that can not be stopped unless people in our millions get in the streets in growing, sustained protest demanding Trump/Pence Must Go!" Goldman is a member of the liberal group Refuse Fascism, which is organizing the ... (more...)
Israel 'shoots down' Syrian fighter jet over Golan Heights
- July 24, 2018

He also insisted that Iran should remove all long-range missiles and its air defense system from the country, media said. Russian Federation has said that it wants to see the separation of forces on the frontier preserved. The system was activated when two Syrian surface-to-surface missiles seemed to approach Israeli airspace. At the time, the plane was intercepted by a Patriot missile some 800 meters west of the Israel-Syria border. (more...)
Palestinian minor killed by Israeli forces near Bethlehem Palestinian minor killed by Israeli forces near Bethlehem
- July 24, 2018

The Palestinians are also demanding an end to Israel's 11-year blockade of the Gaza Strip , which has affected almost two million people from getting access to basic needs. "Given ongoing blackouts of about 20 hours a day, if fuel does not come in immediately, people's lives will be at stake, with the most vulnerable patients, like cardiac patients, those on dialysis, and newborns in intensive care, at highest risk". (more...)
Old anti-Obama tweets go viral after Trump threatens Iran Old anti-Obama tweets go viral after Trump threatens Iran
- July 24, 2018

Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted a response Monday to Trump's threat . Trump's eagerness to provoke a confrontation with Iran is bound up with his calculation that China must be confronted sooner rather than later. He was right. True to form, Trump did not stay silent. Following the withdrawal, there has been an escalation of rhetoric between Tehran and Washington officials, due to concerns Iran may once again start to develop its nuclear arsenal. (more...)
Trump attorneys waive privilege on Cohen's secret recordings Trump attorneys waive privilege on Cohen's secret recordings
- July 24, 2018

The FBI raided Cohen's office, home and hotel room in April, searching in part for information about payments to McDougal and porn actress Stormy Daniels , who received a $130,000 payment from Cohen before the election to keep quiet about a sexual relationship she says she had with Trump. (more...)
At least 20 die in wildfires raging near Athens At least 20 die in wildfires raging near Athens
- July 24, 2018

Giorgos Mathiopoulos, the head of Greece's emergency workers association, told reporters that one fire broke out around noon and the second around 5 p.m. The death toll from twin wildfires that raged through Greek seaside areas looked set to increase to around 50 Tuesday after rescue crews reported finding the bodies of more than 20 people huddled closely together near a beach northeast of the capital, Athens. (more...)
North Korea reportedly dismantling key missile launch site North Korea reportedly dismantling key missile launch site
- July 24, 2018

This comes after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump met in Singapore for a historic summit on Jun 12. Since Sohae is "believed to have played an important role in the development of technologies for the North's intercontinental ballistic missile programme, these efforts represent a significant confidence-building measure on the part of North Korea", Bermudez said. (more...)
Several dead, hundreds missing after Laos dam collapse Several dead, hundreds missing after Laos dam collapse
- July 24, 2018

Five billion cubic metres of water swept through the surrounding countryside after the accident at the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam, which is still under construction. It was scheduled to open this year, but it was unclear if it had begun operating. A computer generated image of the hydroelectric dam being constructed in Laos. (more...)
Greek wildfire kills at least 24 near Athens, residents flee homes Greek wildfire kills at least 24 near Athens, residents flee homes
- July 24, 2018

The Spanish government has sent two water-dropping planes, while a military plane carrying 60 firefighters is arriving from Cyprus. The ministry said the aid proposal was made by the National Security Council of the Prime Minister's Office and Israel's ambassador in Athens. (more...)
Britain's new foreign minister warns of no-deal Brexit risk Britain's new foreign minister warns of no-deal Brexit risk
- July 24, 2018

He added that the prospect of people being removed from the United Kingdom was "far-fetched and fanciful" and said it would be "frankly irrational" for the European Union to go for the "worst case scenario" of no deal. The committee wants the British government to press for an agreement on ongoing free movement for British citizens now resident in the EU. He is reported to have told the meeting, which took place at Chevening House in Kent, that the possibility of the United Kingdom exiting ... (more...)
Boulder falls from Jerusalem's Western Wall, barely missing worshipper Boulder falls from Jerusalem's Western Wall, barely missing worshipper
- July 24, 2018

It is believed to be the only remaining part of the Second Temple of Jerusalem , which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. The Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque are located above the Western Wall. "At 5:46, at this minute, I see a huge stone. But, it can be that it may continue to other stones". "I wish that everybody could have a builder who would construct such buildings that a stone falls only after 2,000 years", he said. (more...)
Isle Of Wight Included In Met Office Heatwave Warning Isle Of Wight Included In Met Office Heatwave Warning
- July 24, 2018

Yet the hot and humid air lying over Kent today may turn into thunderstorms in parts of the county by Wednesday. While the forecast suggests that it's going to be very hot and very sticky in Ireland this week , it looks like it's going to be significantly more uncomfortable in the United Kingdom in the days ahead. (more...)
Trump considering revoking clearance for ex-Obama officials Trump considering revoking clearance for ex-Obama officials
- July 24, 2018

Donald Trump is considering revoking security clearances for six top former intelligence and national security officials from the Obama era who have been publicly critical of him, the White House said. The government can shut off or take away clearances for people who are suspected of being security risks, or are at risk of being compromised, or who are involved with alleged criminal activity. (more...)
Manafort's trial delayed until end of July Manafort's trial delayed until end of July
- July 24, 2018

Manafort has pleaded not guilty and denied all the charges. With a July 31 start date, Manafort's trial is coincidentally set to begin on the second anniversary of the FBI's investigation into ties between Donald Trump's campaign, which Manafort once ran, and Russian Federation. (more...)
US missionary slips off Sydney cliff while whale-watching US missionary slips off Sydney cliff while whale-watching
- July 24, 2018

Missions are considered rites of passage for many Mormons, with men serving two years and women 18 months. "Then he said he might lose signal because they were going to the cliffs and so he said he would take lots of pictures and email me next week to show me". (more...)
Doctor fatally shot while on bike treated Bush Doctor fatally shot while on bike treated Bush
- July 24, 2018

Dr. Hausknecht was taken to Houston-based Ben Taub Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators do not yet know the cause of the shooting: he wanted to kill the cardiologist or had a traffic conflict between cyclists. Finner said the bullets hit Hausknecht at least once. He was wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses, gray warmup jacket and khaki shorts the morning of the shooting. (more...)
Greece seeks global help battling deadly wildfires
- July 24, 2018

Gale force winds that frequently changed direction were hampering firefighting efforts on Monday. Hundreds of emergency personnel have been called in to fight the blazes. Athens is calling for global aid after the death toll from a series of fires sweeping Greece climbed to 50 on Tuesday with a Red Cross official reporting the discovery of 26 more bodies at a seaside resort. (more...)
North Korea Wants End to Korean War Before Talking Nuclear Weapons Surrender North Korea Wants End to Korean War Before Talking Nuclear Weapons Surrender
- July 24, 2018

The testing facilities at the site are thought to play a role in the development of liquid-fuel engines that can also be used in North Korea's ballistic missile programme. The travel agency will reportedly aid North Korea with promoting tourism to the rogue Communist state. The North Korean government has made a number of such unilateral moves since the start of the year, including the apparent destruction of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in March. (more...)
Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump Acts ‘Like Someone who is Compromised’ by Putin Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump Acts ‘Like Someone who is Compromised’ by Putin
- July 24, 2018

He said he would accept a "war of words" over a "war of worlds". "There was this fury from the media that a lot of folks thought they had to react to". Trump met with Putin privately for more than two hours in Helsinki Monday, with only their interpreters present. Among them were Ukraine, Syria, Russian meddling in the USA elections, and the nations' nuclear arsenal, according to Trump. (more...)
At least 20 dead in blaze near Athens At least 20 dead in blaze near Athens
- July 24, 2018

Monday's fire was one of several that broke out during a sweltering heat wave. The coast guard was sending at least one patrol boat to rescue people who called to say the fire had trapped them on a beach. A Reuters witness earlier saw at least four dead on a narrow road clogged with cars heading to the safe haven of a nearby beach. Some residents used garden hoses to try to save their properties while others escaped in cars and on mopeds. (more...)
Pakistan election rigged in Imran Khan's favour, claims opponent Pakistan election rigged in Imran Khan's favour, claims opponent
- July 24, 2018

Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan is hoping to become Pakistan's prime minister after 20 years of being dismissed at the polls, as the country prepares to vote in a tense election pitting him against the party of jailed ex-premier Nawaz Sharif . (more...)
Kuwait Instagram star unapologetic after slamming labour rights law Kuwait Instagram star unapologetic after slamming labour rights law
- July 24, 2018

Honestly I disagree with this law. "If they run away and go back to their country, who will refund me?" A Kuwaiti social media celebrity came under fire this week after her personal comments on Kuwait's new law reforms went viral . Jeddah - The Philippines is asking domestic worker recruitment agencies in Kuwait to deposit $10,000 in an escrow account as a kind of insurance against violation of a labor agreement signed between Kuwait and the Philippines in May this year. (more...)
Trump looking into revoking security clearances for Brennan, other top Obama officials
- July 24, 2018

On Monday press secretary Sarah Sanders disclosed that President Trump may revoke the security clearances of six former officials who have criticized him. After Mr Trump gave credence following his Helsinki summit to Putin's denials about Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election despite findings by the American intelligence community, Mr Brennan called the president's remarks " nothing short of treasonous ". (more...)
'Never threaten USA again': Donald Trump fires back 'consequences' at Iran's Rouhani 'Never threaten USA again': Donald Trump fires back 'consequences' at Iran's Rouhani
- July 24, 2018

And Iranians have heard them -albeit more civilized ones_for 40 yrs. The tweet was written in all capital letters. Mr Trump on May 8 made a decision to restore all the sanctions that had been lifted as part of a multinational agreement, signed on to by former president Barack Obama's administration in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program. (more...)
1 injured in Miami Beach building collapse 1 injured in Miami Beach building collapse
- July 24, 2018

Miami Beach Fire Rescue confirmed with the crew responsible for the demolition that every worker has been accounted for. Adam Thompson, who lives at 57th and Collins near the site of the collapse, filmed the pile of rubble in the aftermath. (more...)
Risk of 'no deal' Brexit by accident - Hunt Risk of 'no deal' Brexit by accident - Hunt
- July 24, 2018

Interior minister Sajid Javid will travel to Spain and Business Secretary Greg Clark will go to Italy. Maas declined to comment on the threat from Britain's lead negotiator on Brexit that London might not pay its 39 billion pound ($51 billion) divorce bill if no trade agreement with the European Union is reached. (more...)
Steve Bannon plans right wing Europe foundation to rival Soros Steve Bannon plans right wing Europe foundation to rival Soros
- July 24, 2018

The organization would be dubbed "The Movement" and based in Brussels, according to Bannon. He is convinced the coming years will see an end to decades of European integration. He told the Daily Beast: "When they told me the spending cap was £7m, I go: 'You mean £70m?" The Mercers backed Donald Trump during the United States presidential campaign and reportedly pressured him to hire Steve Bannon as his chief campaign executive. (more...)
Prosecutors have at least 12 recordings by Trump lawyer Michael Cohen Prosecutors have at least 12 recordings by Trump lawyer Michael Cohen
- July 24, 2018

The recording includes a short conversation between Cohen and then-candidate Trump talking about a plan, allegedly devised by Cohen, to try to purchase the rights to McDougal's story from American Media Inc. "All of the information that the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized, that's not under lock and key", said Avenatti, defending the credibility of his assertions. (more...)
Death penalty for British jihadists? Tory cabinet split over controversial policy Death penalty for British jihadists? Tory cabinet split over controversial policy
- July 24, 2018

But a spokesman said: "We continue to engage with the US Government on this issue, as we do on a range of national security issues and in the context of our joint determination to tackle worldwide terrorism and combat violent extremism". Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh , who both grew up in west London, were arrested in Syria in January, with United States officials believing they had beheaded more than 27 hostages and tortured many more. (more...)
Residents flee as two major forest fires rage near Athens Residents flee as two major forest fires rage near Athens
- July 24, 2018

Greek firefighters battling the flames throughout the night near the seaside town of Kineta , about 35 miles west of Athens, and around the towns of Pendeli and Kalamos in the north. Reinforcements were being sent in from across Greece. The mayor of Rafina, Vangelis Bournous, said he thought 100 homes have been burned down. It is not clear how many people have been forced to evacuate. (more...)

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