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Rep. Moulton calls for new Democratic leadership

But while Republicans were facing a sobering reminder of their president's poor approval ratings, Handel steadied the ship in a district that only narrowly backed Trump in last November's vote. This is another in a string of defeats in special elections for the Democratic Party this year despite an angry base of voters. "God, no. But I believe he has the country's best interests at heart", ... [Full Article...]

Israel Begins Construction On First Settlement In 20 Years

Israel Begins Construction On First Settlement In 20 Years After two decades of failed USA -led peace efforts, Palestinian statehood seems distant. Netanyahu said: "After decades, I have the privilege to be the prime minister who is building a new community in Judea and Samaria [the Israeli name for the occupied Palestinian territories ]". [Full Article...]

Isis claims Jerusalem attack, sends warning

Isis claims Jerusalem attack, sends warning It was the first attack in Israel or the Israeli-occupied West Bank claimed by Islamic State. On Saturday, an Israeli officer said the army believes the attackers were a "local" organisation without links to IS or Hamas . Samri said Malka wrestled with the man for several seconds as he stabbed her multiple times before other officers saw what was happening and opened fire, killing him. [Full Article...]

Family: Freed student who died has 'completed his journey'

Trump. The China-based travel agency that organized a trip to North Korea for an American college student who died after being released in a coma from North Korean detention said it would no longer take US citizens to the country. The Warmbier family confirmed on Monday that he had died. However, the doctors in Cincinnati said they found no signs of botulism . The coroner's office dai... [Full Article...]

Hawaii enacts laws adopting Paris climate deal pledges

Hawaii enacts laws adopting Paris climate deal pledges French President Emmanuel Macron has made a strong pledge to stand by the accord and similar reactions from India and China confirm that the Paris deal is "our common roadmap" to a low-carbon world, Delattre said . Mr Trump's decision, based on the deal being bad for American jobs, was met with scorn and condemnation both at home and overseas, with isolated North Korea among the latest to join th... [Full Article...]

US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria The U.S. -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have killed over 300 militants with the Islamic State (IS) group and captured four neighborhoods in the Raqqa province over the past two weeks, the group said in a statement Wednesday. forces and the Syrian regime further north, where the coalition is supporting an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters battling to oust IS from the city of Raqa. [Full Article...]

Google Is Shutting Down The Android Market On June 30

Google Is Shutting Down The Android Market On June 30 If you remember, Google Play Store never came to these early Android devices . Collectively, these two apps - dubbed " Magic browser " and " Noise Detector " - had been installed from Google Play more than 60,000 times, Kaspersky Lab Senior Malware Analyst Roman Unuchek wrote in a Tuesday blog post. [Full Article...]

Iran's elite force rejects Saudi claims of foiled attack

Iran's elite force rejects Saudi claims of foiled attack The vessel, seized by the Saudi Navy on June 16, was carrying explosives and meant to conduct a "terrorist act" in Saudi territorial waters, the statement said. The Leader further emphasized that the United States and some of its allies in the region do not seek the destruction and eradication of Daesh as the terrorist group has been created through their support. [Full Article...]

Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations

Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations Later in the day, the Cuban government criticised Donald Trump's new restrictions , but said it was willing to hold "respectful dialogue" with Washington , reported Al-Jazeera. Obama's open-hand policy as Mr. Trump had suggested. "I have no worries because we have had so many years of embargoes and things". But some in the Miami neighbourhood of Little Havana welcomed the move. [Full Article...]

Intel to power 5G platforms at Olympic Games

Intel to power 5G platforms at Olympic Games Bach was in NY on Wednesday for the IOC's announcement of a new corporate sponsorship with Intel. Intel technology will provide real-time virtual reality viewing for the Pyeongchang 2018, with the Winter Olympics being the first major event of their partnership. [Full Article...]

NY bans child marriages

NY bans child marriages Under old law, children age 14 and 15 could marry if they received parental consent and the authorization of a judge. The legislation raises the age of consent to marry from 14-years-old to 18-years-old and amends the process to require parental and judicial consent for marriage of those between 17-years-old and 18-years-old. [Full Article...]

Proposed DUP deal would not undermine Good Friday Agreement, insists May

The Irish Taoiseach (prime minister) said Ireland was not in favour of an economic border between the two countries following Brexit . May is now seeking backing from the DUP, a Northern Irish party, for her minority Conservative government after she lost her parliamentary majority in a June 8 election . [Full Article...]

Vice President Hires Outside Counsel to Help Navigate Russia Investigations

President Trump, who has dismissed the investigations as a "witch hunt", has already retained his own attorney, Marc Kasowitz . Pence has stood by Trump, stating there are no ties to Russian Federation. Christopher Ruddy, a friend of Trump's, made headlines earlier this week when he said during a PBS interview that he believed Trump was considering firing Mueller. [Full Article...]

Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Military Threat

Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Military Threat On Sunday, a United States fighter jet downed a Syrian government warplane for the first time in the country's conflict south of Raqa, sparking an angry reaction from regime ally Russian Federation. Israeli security officials said Monday they were studying the missile strike to see what they could learn about its accuracy and capabilities. Two weeks ago, Iran used an armed Shahed-139 drone to se... [Full Article...]

Trump gives up on Chinese help on reining in North Korea

When asked whether the president supports a travel ban for those headed to North Korea , White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, "I think the State Department is mulling additional advisories, and I'll leave it to them". He was returned to the USA last Tuesday, with North Korea saying it was on humanitarian grounds . Warmbier had planned to study in China in his third year of college... [Full Article...]

Death toll from wildfire in Portugal rises to 63

Death toll from wildfire in Portugal rises to 63 Police and firefighters were searching charred areas of the forest and isolated homes, looking for more bodies. " Portugal weeps for Pedrogao Grande ", said the I newspaper while mainstream Publico's headline simply read "Why?" Portugal's national route 236 was transformed into a road of hell as the ferocious blaze ripped through the wooded countryside around the epicentre in Pedrogao G... [Full Article...]

Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist

Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist White House press secretary Sean Spicer had some unkind words for reporters this morning, saying on "The Laura Ingraham Show " that he thinks majority just want to become " YouTube stars". "I'm not going to get into private discussions that he's had", Spicer said. In addition to the no recording rules, Spicer's appearances before the press corps have been scarce since President Trump return... [Full Article...]

North Korea claims test of new cruise missile to target warships

Analysts say the latest test appeared to be aimed at keeping up pressures on Moon, who convened a National Security Council meeting in Seoul over the launch. Chung's remarks followed the end of a special probe by the presidential office, which concluded the country's defense ministry had sought to keep the USA missile shield safe from a full-blown environmental impact assessment, which would hav... [Full Article...]

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Is Detained On Day Of Protests

The demonstrators appeared to skew predominantly younger - those who were born or grew up during Vladimir Putin's 17 years of leading Russian Federation. Navalny was arrested in the morning, as he was leaving the block of flats where he lives, and charged with the administrative offence of repeatedly violating the rules of public assemblies, punishable by up to 30 days of detention. [Full Article...]

Kushner arrives to try for Israeli-Palestinian breakthrough

Kushner arrives to try for Israeli-Palestinian breakthrough President Donald Trump's son in law and chief Mideast adviser, Jared Kushner , is headed to Jerusalem for his first working visit in hopes of laying the ground work for a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians. Kushner's carefully managed visit -conducted far away from media scrutiny and lasting less than a day -comes amid scant indication of any imminent breakthrough between the two ... [Full Article...]

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