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Israel denies Daesh link to Jerusalem attacks


Damascus Gate is adjacent to the wall of the East Jerusalem's Old City, a busy area with predominate Palestinian presence. An Israeli border policewoman and three Palestinians were killed in two simultaneous attacks last night. Palestinians say the Israeli measures are aimed at paving the way for the Judaization of the city. The area around Damascus Gate was sealed off in the hours after the attack, with a few youths throwing fireworks at security forces. Read More »

S.Korea President Seeks Dialogue with N.Korea

The North Korean government handed Warmbier over to U.S. authorities in a vegetative state last week and his death has spurred calls for a USA response from several lawmakers. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Washington . Read More »

Iran state media calls promotion of Saudi prince a 'soft coup'


An April government and security shakeup prepared the way for Mohammed bin Salman's rise, with a number of his allies appointed to prominent positions and a brother named ambassador to Washington. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah sent a cable of congratulations Wednesday to King Salman over his elevation of his son, 31-year-old Mohammed bin Salman. Read More »

China tour agency says won't take more United States tourists to NKorea

The U.S. pushed China Wednesday to rein in companies that deal with North Korea after President Donald Trump tweeted ahead of the high-level talks that Beijing's efforts to sway its wayward ally weren't working. Corker is the Republican chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. "We have asked the Asian Weightlifting Federation to help us in that regard", the official said. Read More »

DUP signals setback in talks with Conservatives

In a speech to parliament , May said her program for government would include measures to support the aerospace industry in Wales , protect access to British waters that are "so important to Scottish fishermen", and open new markets for key exporting industries in Northern Ireland . Read More »

UK acquires apartments for fire's displaced


Since 2009 Croydon has invested around £10m in upgrading fire safety in its council stock, the council said , and it has also installed sprinklers in six special sheltered accommodation blocks for the elderly. "We will take what action is necessary, including learning the lessons that come out of it". Some 68 one-, two- and three-bedroom "social housing" flats have been bought at the Kensington Row development in upmarket High Street Kensington, a week on from the blaze which left at least ... Read More »

Should Rosenstein Step Away from Russia Probe?


He said Trump's tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation, but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post . "And that's the president, in his 140 characters, through his significant social media platform ... Sekulow said that Trump's successful use of social media will be "studied" decades from now. We have not received nor are we aware of any investigation of the president of the United States. Read More »

United States shoots down drone on Syria-Iraq border


It also comes after an American F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet shot down a Syrian SU-22 fighter-bomber Sunday in northern Syria as it "dropped bombs" near the Syrian Democratic Forces, a US-backed alliance fighting IS. Besides allowing national Republicans to exhale, Handel ended a personal losing streak, including failed primary bids for governor in 2010 and the U.S. Read More »

Two US Soldiers Killed By Afghan Soldier, Official Says

Excluding these three soldiers, four United States troops have already died in Afghanistan in 2017, with three of them being combat casualties. "The president and I have been briefed". The group once controlled Afghanistan, and has recently regained its influence over Afghanistan. It comprises mostly elite special operations troops and remains focused on targeting ISIS-K and the many al-Qaida affiliates present in Afghanistan. Read More »

PM Narendra Modi takes part in third International Day of Yoga


Chidanand told ANI that the day had become successful due to the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi . He said yoga power has had a profound impact on the world. Yoga Events were planned in almost 180 countries across the world and many people participated in it. Yoga itself is a very old practice that is followed in India since time immemorial. Read More »

Portugal gains upper hand over wildfire that killed 64


Al Jazeera's Catherine Stancl reports from Almegue in central Portugal . After the fires that killed 173 people in 2009, Australia began using text message and emergency broadcasts to get the word out. Wildfires are an annual menace in Portugal . "The fire has reached a level of human tragedy that we have never known before", said a visibly moved Prime Minister Antonio Costa . Read More »

Republicans win key US congressional election

Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in a high-stakes special election for a Georgia House seat on Tuesday, denying Democrats their first major victory of the Donald Trump era. 'We dodged a bullet tonight, ' Georgia-based Republican strategist Chip Lake told AFP . "And in the end, we'll know who really won and who lost November of 2018". Read More »

Theresa May faces legal challenge over proposed deal with DUP

There will be bills to protect consumers by reducing motor insurance premiums, to boost transport infrastructure and turbocharge our space industry. After May lost her majority in parliament with a botched gamble on a snap June 8 election, she is trying to secure the backing of the DUP's 10 lawmakers, though talks have dragged on for almost two weeks. Read More »

China 'failed' to help on North Korea, says Donald Trump

A United States missionary who spent two years in a North Korean jail said Wednesday he had never imagined that a valuable American prisoner like student Otto Warmbier could die after being taken into Pyongyang's custody. While visiting the hermit state in 2016, Warmbier was jailed for trying to steal a propaganda poster. Like past presidents, Trump is finding the US has limited scope for punishing North Korea, particularly over the arrest of USA citizens. Read More »

Trump returns to Iowa and unhappy independent voters

Chris Coons, D-Del., Sen. There were private talks between Reid and then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., after the late Sen. He's one of 13 Senate Republicans supposedly writing the health care bill but said the process has been taken over by GOP leaders. Read More »

United Kingdom government's priority is to win best possible Brexit deal


The speech usually mentions any state visits planned for the duration of the parliament. The government plans to attract investment in infrastructure, with the intention of supporting economic growth. The speech took place as Prince Philip was hospitalised over an infection late on Tuesday night. The nine-minute speech reflected May's weakened position - a loss of stature that has emboldened those within her own party who want a "softer" Brexit which makes a less-sharp break with the EU. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association satisfied with attendance at Confed Cup games in Russia

The four-time Ballon d'Or victor - the world's highest-paid athlete according to Forbes magazine - has said his "conscience is clear" in the matter but has reportedly threatened to leave Real. "We must be ready for them". It was a miserable start for the Russian skipper, who was making his 100th worldwide appearance. The Portugal captain's refusal to take questions was raised with coach Fernando Santos, who was dismissive of the inquiries from the media. Read More »

Trump Claims He's Vindicated After Comey Testimony

Comey stop investigating anyone, including suggesting that that Mr. Comey 'let Flynn go'". Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in for sharp questioning Tuesday by senators on the Senate intelligence committee . Some Democrats accused President George W. Bush of lying about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. Sen. So what's next for James Comey? In the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Arkansas Republican Sen. Read More »

Tillerson signals impatience with Saudi-Led allies over Qatar

Tillerson said. On 5 June, Saudi Arabia and allied states cut all ties with Qatar , closing its only land border, banning planes from their airspace and barring Qatari nationals from pasing through their airports. Qatar Airways will "march on" with plans to add new destinations and is "successfully mitigating" some of the impact of the network disruptions, Al Baker said at the Paris Air Show. Read More »

North Korean officials troubled by Warmbier death

The U.S. believes that North Korea is responsible for Warmbier's death and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said a press briefing that the administration is looking at ways to hold the nation accountable. Ohio's Republican U.S. senator said Wednesday he had a secret meeting with North Korean officials in NY last December to press for Warmbier's release. Read More »

Conservatives could still cut deal with DUP, insists Kent MP Damian Green

Signaling the importance of Brexit negotiations with the European Union , set to continue until the spring of 2019, the speech set out the government's program for two years, rather than one. Politicians from all sides have warned the prime minister that striking a deal with Arlene Foster's party could put the fragile peace in Northern Ireland at risk. Read More »

Russian Opposition Leader Arrested Amid Putin Protests


The protests are the second mass action since March called by Navalny who has announced his intention to contest the polls that are due next year. According to reports , police detained over 200 people during Monday's anti-corruption rallies. Read More »