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China's State Councilor meets with national security adviser, USA lawmakers

The statement was announced after China and the United States began their first diplomatic and security dialogue at the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C. China proposed a "dual-track approach" to promoting denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and establishing a peace mechanism in parallel and a "suspension for suspension" to defuse the looming crisis. [Full Article...]

Arab states demand that Qatar close Al Jazeera news network

While the list has not been officially confirmed, AP said it came from "one of the countries involved in the dispute". The head of Al-Jazeera's English language service said the network remained committed to continuing its broadcasts. Since Qatar's only land routes are through Saudi Arabia it is now exclusively relying on sea and air transport for supplies, and Turkey has sent over 100 cargo... [Full Article...]

List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

Most recently, The Associated Press reports , U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had been frustrated at perceived delays in formulating the list of demands - but the wire service notes the U.S. Those umbrella groups also appear on the list of entities whose ties with Qatar must be extinguished, along with Lebanon's Hezbollah and the al-Qaida branch in Syria, once known as the Nusra Front. [Full Article...]

GOP's challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill

Called the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017", the Senate plan could be voted on as early as next week. If that opposition holds, it would scuttle the GOP proposal, released Thursday, to repeal and replace the health legislation often referred to as Obamacare . [Full Article...]

Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' After Baseball Field Shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' After Baseball Field Shooting Hospital officials said earlier this week that "Scalise continues to make good progress" and "is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation". Previous medical reports indicated that Scalise sustained a single gunshot wound to his left hip and suffered "significant damage" to his internal organs. [Full Article...]

S.Korean President witnesses test of home-grown missile

Four more launchers were delivered to a US military base near Seongju, but it was not reported to President Moon Jae-in, who later ordered a thorough investigation into the unreported transportation. Moon visited a test site of the state-run Agency for Defence Development (ADD) in southwest South Korea earlier in the day to observe the Hyunmoo-2 ballistic missile's test-launch, presidential spok... [Full Article...]

Facebook unveils UK initiative to curb online extremism

Facebook unveils UK initiative to curb online extremism As part of an ongoing effort to combat the spread of extremist content , Facebook has launched the Online Civil Courage initiative in the U.K. By creating a dedicated support desk for local non-government organizations, the initiative gives such organizations a direct relationship with Facebook, as well as funding and training to ferret out and report extremist activity. [Full Article...]

These 30 Cities Will Now Become Smart Cities

These 30 Cities Will Now Become Smart Cities With Patna figuring in the new list of 30 cities for development as smart city under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship Smart City Mission , civic body officials are hopeful that the city will finally get a facelift. Launched on June 15, 2015, the government proposes to develop 100 smart cities under the mission. Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), head of Kas... [Full Article...]

Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia The homeowners said crews have been working around the clock to get the job done. He's been rebuilding his home the past year. Gusty winds are also possible with this storm, and the possibility of a weak, short-lived tornado can not be completely ruled out. [Full Article...]

Two Kerobokan escapees found in East Timor, Australian still on the run

Two Kerobokan escapees found in East Timor, Australian still on the run The East Timor police arrested Indian Sayed Muhammad, sentenced to 14 years for drug-trafficking, and Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov, who was serving a seven-year sentence for fraud, from a luxury hotel in East Timor's capital Dili . Bali's Kerobokan is famous for its overcrowding, holding around 1300 inmates despite its original capacity of 300. On Wednesday, authorities voiced concerns that ... [Full Article...]

Hizb militants killed in Sopore operation

Hizb militants killed in Sopore operation The slain militants were identified as Shariq, Majid and Shabir, all residents of Pulwama district and affiliated to LeT. The operation was going on till reports last came in. According to Indian media reports, the deceased youth were members of Hizbul Mujahideen, an organisation whose commander Burhan Wani was martyred in July past year, stirring outrage among the residents of the restive region. [Full Article...]

Presidential elections: AIADMK Panneerselvam faction extends support to Ram Nath Kovind

Presidential elections: AIADMK Panneerselvam faction extends support to Ram Nath Kovind As the vice-president, he was the natural choice for the president's post in 1997 and all major parties supported him. When we asked on whom they want to build consensus, they had no answer then. The term of current President Pranab Mukherjee will end on July 24. He has served as the President of the Dalit wing of the BJP. "After holding discussions with our party leaders, we have chose to back ... [Full Article...]

Snapchat introduces location-sharing with Snap Map

Snapchat introduces location-sharing with Snap Map Wary about sharing your location with all your Snapchat friends? Snap Map, as the company is calling it, can be activated by pinching your fingers together on the camera view when you first start the app. If your friends have their Bitmoji account linked, you'll be able to see if they are driving, walking or doing other things. You need to put yourself in " ghost mode " when this is enable... [Full Article...]

Trump's son-in-law Kushner launches Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

Kushner travelled to Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank , for two hours of talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after iftar, the evening meal that breaks the daily Ramadan fast. Netanyahu warmly greeted Kushner with a smile and hug. Also present at the meeting was David Friedman , the US ambassador to Israel . Netanyahu warmly greeted Kushner with a smile and hug, a... [Full Article...]

Google Wiping Private Medical Records From Search Results

Google Wiping Private Medical Records From Search Results Under the revision, private medical records will be considered "sensitive personal information", which also includes information like individuals' Social Security, bank account and credit card numbers. Google has also recently adjusted its tightly-held search ranking system to filter misleading articles, or fake news, following criticism for hosting and promoting the content in results. [Full Article...]

'High degree of certainty' that Isis leader Baghdadi is dead, says Russian Federation

'High degree of certainty' that Isis leader Baghdadi is dead, says Russian Federation The Russian Defence Ministry had stated on June 16 that it was probing whether one of its air strikes in Syria in May had killed the ISIS head. According to the coalition, Idris was trusted by senior Daesh leadership to move funds across global borders to pay for the attacks. [Full Article...]

Jaguar E-Pace priced at $39595, reveal coming July 13

Jaguar E-Pace priced at $39595, reveal coming July 13 Jaguar is eager to keep the utility vehicles rolling out. and understandably so, since the ever-stylish F-Pace helped it achieve an 83 percent sales bump past year. The smaller E-Pace will debut on July 13th with All Wheel Drive and several engine options. It will share the same LR-MS steel platform with the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Evoque . [Full Article...]

Amazon's new Echo will let you see who's at your front door

Amazon's new Echo will let you see who's at your front door In addition to thousands of book titles, the Manhattan store also carries Amazon products like Kindle and the Echo smart speaker , a product that has drawn competition from Alphabet's ( GOOGL ) Google and whose market is also being eyed by Microsoft ( MSFT ) and Apple ( AAPL ). [Full Article...]

Israeli Airlines Can No Longer Enforce Gender Discrimination

Israeli Airlines Can No Longer Enforce Gender Discrimination Renee Rabinowitz told the New York Times she was "exhilarated" by her victory over El Al, having brought a case against the carrier after she was forced to change seats to accommodate a man who refused to sit next to her on a 2015 flight. [Full Article...]

US approves sale of drones to India - General Atomics

US approves sale of drones to India - General Atomics In a memorandum submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi , Global Council of Indian Christians said that though the constitution of India enables all its citizens, regardless of their caste, creed, religion, region or language, to grow unhindered and bloom itself into a powerful, law abiding and secular nation in the world, there has been a new trend and a kind of new tendency among certai... [Full Article...]


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