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Seattle police release tape of pregnant woman's shooting

The woman was identified as Charleena Lyles , 30, by family members, according to NBC Seattle affiliate KING. One officer calls for backup saying that they were dealing with "a woman with two knives". "So we are disappointed that no one is actually calling it what it is, and it's murder, it's malicious murder in our opinion, and unless someone can give us some facts that say otherwise, then we're going to call it murder", Pleasant added. Read More »

Kushner visits bereaved family of Hadas Malka


Deep divisions between the sides remain, clouding the chances of significant breakthroughs. Settlements are seen as illegal under worldwide law and major stumbling blocks to a solution as they are built on land the Palestinians see as part of their future state in a two-state settlement. Read More »

Uganda, UN seek $8 billion for South Sudanese refugees

According to a new report from the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR , 65.6 million people are now living as refugees or as displaced persons inside their own countries. If the country's population, which is overwhelmingly homogeneous, reaches a point where it is ready to accept more refugees , it would be possible for the government "to expand the resettlement program, which has been running for a number of years", Hebecker said. Read More »

Republican wins key Georgia election

Georgia's outcome followed similar results in Montana , Kansas and SC, where Republicans won special House races by much narrower margins than they managed in November. After receiving almost 20 percent of the vote to finish a distant second to Ossoff in April's jungle primary - the top finisher in a field of 11 Republicans - Handel received the backing of the White House , with Trump attending an Atlanta fundraiser in late April and tweeting his support in recent days. Read More »

Iran launches first strikes in Syria


Australia will soon resume airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria after a temporary suspension due to threats against U.S. and coalition missions from Russian Federation. "There is a mechanism that is now suspended after the USA shot down [Syrian] aircraft". On Saturday, the Syrian army said it would suspend combat operations in Daraa for 48 hours to support "reconciliation efforts". Read More »

Nawaz meets Ghani on sidelines of SCO summit

Calling it one of the biggest violators of human rights and values, he said that the coordination between SCO countries is an important part of the fight against terrorism and extremism. He also reportedly exchanged pleasantries with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. New Delhi opposes OBOR as one of its component, China Pakistan Economic Corridor, infringes on the sovereignty of India since it passes through areas New Delhi accuses Islamabad of illegally occupying in Kashmir. Read More »

United States supersonic bombers fly over Korean Peninsula


USA and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs have begun talks in Washington that are expected to focus on the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea . strategic assets here and the number of the allies' combined military drills if the North freezes its nuclear and missile development. He said he would like to meet Kang on the sidelines of a three-way summit between the two countries and China, expected to take place in Japan in late July, if she comes to Japan. Read More »

After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Democrats searching

The seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. It also suggests that attacks tying more centrist Democrats to the national party, particularly House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, can still prove effective. She is the latest in a line of Republicans who have represented the district since 1979, beginning with Newt Gingrich, who went on to become House speaker. Read More »

Trump state visit omitted from queen's speech


The Queen's Speech was a blueprint for short-term survival. She only talked about visits with confirmed dates and we do not yet have a confirmed date, a spokesperson said . Eight of 27 bills outlined in the speech deal with the complex Brexit process. The speech, according to reports, made no reference to a state visit by US President Donald Trump , but Downing Street played down this omission. Read More »

USA shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria


F-15E Strike Eagle at approximately 12:30 a.m. after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces ", according to a statement issued by Operation Inherent Resolve , the us -led coalition fighting ISIS . But the British Ministry of Defence said it had no plans to do the same. Contrary to reports from Russia's defense ministry, American officials on Tuesday said there is "a deconfliction mechanism in place" with Russian forces. Read More »

Donald Trump visit to Britain left out of Queen's Elizabeth speech

The legislative program spelt out a Brexit-dominated set of policies, that indicated May was keen to maintain broad support for leaving the European Union. The Queen's Speech usually sets out the government's legislative plan for the 12 months ahead, but this year's is different. Launching her agenda just 13 days after the disastrous election robbed her of the majority needed to be sure of delivering it, Mrs May said her legislative programme is "about delivering a Brexit deal that works for ... Read More »

As Brexit talks begin, Europe sees economic upswing over UK


David Davis , U.K. exiting the European Union (EU) secretary, left, and Michel Barnier, chief negotiator for the European Union (EU), speak ahead of the start of Brexit negotiations in Brussels , Belgium, on Monday, June 19, 2017. And even when May finally triggered the two-year unraveling process on March 29, she followed it up by calling an early election on June 8 that she hoped would strengthen her majority in parliament and thus her negotiating mandate with the EU. Read More »

UN says world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050


Nigeria is now the world's 7th most populous nation but it's projected to surpass the United States and become the third largest country in the world shortly before 2050. The 2017 Revision, published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs , said that now China with 1.41 billion inhabitants and India with 1.34 billion remain the two most populous countries, comprising 19 and 18 per cent of the total global population. Read More »

Queen Announces UK Government's Agenda in Scaled-Down Speech

Prince Charles accompanied her for the speech. Buckingham Palace said that Philip, 96, was admitted a hospital as a precaution for treatment of an infection. "We will work hard every day to gain the trust and confidence of the British people, making their priorities our priorities". Delivering a formal speech in which Prime Minister Theresa May's government laid out its strategy for exiting the European Union, the monarch sported a blue chapeau decorated with an arc of blue flowers each ... Read More »

British PM May presents bills to take Britain out of EU

Her plans will need the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ), which is expected to use its 10 votes to back her in exchange for more funding to the province, policies geared towards boosting its economy and assurances that Brexit will not cut it off from the neighboring Irish Republic. Read More »

Korea says N. Korea drones 'grave provocation'

Otto was a University of Virginia student who took a propaganda banner as a souvenir from a North Korean hotel. Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim, spent a month teaching accounting at the foreign-funded Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) before he was detained at Pyongyang International Airport in April 2017 while trying to leave the country. Read More »

Prince Philip in hospital 'as precaution'

But his wife, Elizabeth, will still reign supreme as queen. Queen Elizabeth II will fulfil her commitments to the Royal Meeting at Ascot, despite her husband's illness. "Prince Philip will attend previously scheduled engagements between now and August, both individually and accompanying The Queen", the statement read. Read More »

Close vote expected on New Hampshire budget

Every Senate Democrat , including so-called independent and self-professed "democratic socialist" Bernie Sanders, portrays Obamacare as a progressive social reform, or at least a "step in the right direction", concealing the reactionary and anti-working-class character of the Affordable Care Act . Read More »

Israel starts work on new settlement amid U.S. peace push


Netanyahu has billed the settlement as the first new one established from scratch in the West Bank in almost two decades. Netanyahu announced Tuesday on Twitter that "work began today on-site, as I promised, to establish the new settlement", including a picture of construction equipment breaking ground. Read More »

STATE OF ORIGIN 2017: Maroons snatch victory from Blues

Hayne has admitted he was utterly spent by half-time after an opening 40 minutes rated one of the great Origin spectacles. NSW Origin legend Phil Gould says it creates an intriguing race against the clock to get Thurston fit for the series decider - expected to be Thurston's last ever Origin game. Read More »

Otto Warmbier's death remains mystery as family declines autopsy

Security Council resolution this month and additional sanctions. "The United States once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim", the presidential statement added. At the meeting, North Korea agreed that Swedish diplomats could visit all four American detainees. Warmbier's sophomore English teacher said he would be "dearly missed". Read More »

S. Korea's Moon calls for 'official apology' over comfort women

In his interview with The Washington Post , the new South Korean president said his country may also consider reopening its joint industrial complex with the North but only after "some progress" on North Korea's denuclearization. A special adviser to President Moon Jae-in tried to persuade Washington that his controversial suggestions about new approaches to North Korea weren't actually from Korea's president. Read More »