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Pentagon: US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat Islamic State

Russian Federation warned Turkey and Israel about the attacks via military-to-military hotlines, it added . Back in August of past year, the Russian Black Sea Fleet also fired Kalibr cruise missiles over unpopulated areas to destroy a command post and munitions production site of another terrorist group operating in Syria, the Al-Nusra Front, the Russian military said. Read More »

US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat ISIS

The defence ministry said that Russia's Admiral Essen and Admiral Grigorovich warships and the Krasnodar submarine fired six Kalibr missiles at command centres and weapons stores in Syria's Hama region. A US military official said Washington would welcome a concerted effort by the Syrian government or its Iranian-backed partner forces to defeat the Islamic State group in its remaining strongholds in Syria. Read More »

China asks India, US not to disturb peace in South China Sea

They say the defense ministries of both countries reached an agreement on how to train members of their militaries. In a separate speech on Tuesday upon his arrival in Davao City from Beijing , Duterte emphasized that it was not yet time to discuss the arbitral ruling over the South China Sea with the Chinese President. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing detained US student Otto Warmbier

The North had earlier Friday denied torturing or mistreating Warmbier, in the first official reaction to his death. Warmbier, who was imprisoned on charges that he attempted to steal a propaganda banner while touring North Korea, was already in a coma by the time the hermit kingdom's officials returned him to the United States last week. Read More »

Flooding rains and severe storms possible

That's the good news, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said in Baton Rouge. The storm is spreading rain across the state, and the mid-state region could see up to three inches. Travis Brickey, the senior program manager for Social Media, Public Relations and Corporate Information for the TVA, says the agency has already lowered some lake levels in preparation for the storm. Read More »

Dozens killed in Pakistan bomb attacks

Ten policemen were among those killed. Elsewhere in the country, in the port city of Karachi, gunmen opened fire on police, killing at least four officers before fleeing the scene. He said during the day another 12 critically wounded people died at different hospitals. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack, saying that terrorists involved in the attack will be taken to task and all out efforts will be taken to eliminate terrorism. Read More »

Australia Halts Syria Air Strikes After Russia Warning

F-15 fighter jet shot down an Iranian drone over southern Syria on Tuesday. The Shaheed-129 drone was armed and displayed hostile intent when it was intercepted by an F-15E Strike Eagle around 12:30 a.m. That means intimidating the USA into inaction while they crush opposition forces. While the country has been fixated on the ever-growing Trump- Russia scandal, healthcare and the latest wacky Trump tweets, we've quietly begun to go to war with Syria . Read More »

Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunified Germany, Dies

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The world has benefitted from his vision and efforts. In another battle after his departure from power, Kohl fought and won a lengthy legal fight to prevent the release of most of the files held on him by East Germany's secret police. Kohl towards Russian Federation", she noted. - 1994: Kohl's last national election victory. And no time demanded action of Kohl more than the tumultuous months around the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Read More »

Parsing through the details of the GOP's health care bill

Republicans held 52 seats in the 100-member chamber, which means it can not afford losing more than three of its votes. Mr McConnell is reportedly looking to schedule a vote on the bill sometime before the 4 July Congressional recess, which does not give much time to deliver what Mr Obama called "the kind of leadership that appeals to Americans across party lines". Read More »

Fire safety concern to force hundreds from London homes

Portsmouth and Brent, along with Camden , Manchester, Plymouth and Hounslow, were named by the Government on Saturday as having buildings that had failed tests amid a nationwide safety operation launched after at least 79 people died when fire ripped through Grenfell Tower in north Kensington on June 14. Read More »

British gov't says 27 tower blocks fail fire safety checks

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British authorities are studying samples of similar to that used on the west London apartment building that caught fire, killing at least 79 people. Residents complained of first hearing about the evacuation from the media and getting very short notice to leave from city officials going door-to-door. Read More »

Markelle Fultz fixes pre-made Instagram ad post after getting drafted

The team's first major battle will be to get everybody on the floor at the same time...without crutches or casts. Despite not even playing an National Basketball Association game yet, one can project the winners and losers from the draft by evaluating the pick in which certain players were drafted and whether that player will fit in with the current roster. Read More »

London tower : 650 homes evacuated over fire safety fears

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Georgia Gould, the leader of Camden council is back at Swiss Cottage Saturday morning to meet with residents. The Department for Communities said 27 apartment blocks had failed tests, from London in the southeast to Manchester in the north and Plymouth on the southwest coast. Read More »

Folks protest proposed Senate Republican health care bill

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Voting yes on the Senate health care bill would be a vote directly against me, my family and all Pennsylvanians. Molina also said that the bill's proposal to tie cost-sharing subsidies to the lowest-level "bronze"-rated healthcare plans will make coverage less affordable, not more , by raising customers' out-of-pocket costs". Read More »

Saudi crown prince donates Dh244m to fight Yemen epidemic

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In his tweet, the activist also cited the elevation of bin Salman as the beginning of the collapse of the Saudi family and said the recent diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Qatar forced the Saudi king to remove Mohammad bin Nayef, his crown prince, and replace him with his own son bin Salman. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing U.S. student Warmbier: KCNA

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Sentenced to hard labor for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, the 22-year-old Warmbier was medically evacuated in a coma last week after almost 18 months in captivity. The Hamilton County Coroner's Office in OH examined Warmbier's body after he died and announced that his family declined an autopsy, leaving his cause of death a medical mystery for now. Read More »

Fire safety tests fail 27 UK unit blocks

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Camden Council leader Georgia Gould said if residents had not left their homes after being visited again by officials on Saturday, "it will become a matter for the fire service". Police, fire crews, the British Red Cross and other volunteer group helped in the evacuations. Combustible cladding has been blamed for fast-moving fires at high-rise buildings in places including Dubai and Melbourne, Australia. Read More »

Trump Gambles He's In The Clear

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Comey said it should be special counsel Robert Mueller's task to determine whether Trump had obstructed justice, and therefore, had opened himself up to possible impeachment proceedings, keeping the allegations on Russian Federation in mind. Read More »

Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding

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Louise Linton and Steve Mnuchin, one of President Trump's senior officials, are to be married in Washington . One of the richer members of a Cabinet with plenty of wealth, Mnuchin worked for Goldman Sachs for almost two decades and later founded a successful hedge fund. Read More »

Caravaggio wins Commonwealth Cup for O'Brien at Ascot

Swiss watchmaker Longines, which a year ago celebrated the ten-year anniversary of its partnership with Ascot , is the Official Timekeeper and Watch and Official Partner of Royal Ascot , with the brand having an enhanced on-course presence including a branded chronometer close to the winning post. Read More »

How the Senate GOP Health Care Bill May Impact New York

Brian Sandoval, a Republican who has also assailed the House and Senate health care bills for cutting Medicaid. She says the reduced subsidies and the Medicaid cut will have direconsequences for thousands, young and old, "Some of our kids that are disabled will be taken off because there won't be enough money to take care of them". Read More »

UK firefighters battle blaze at low-rise building in east London

Thick black smoke poured into the sky as firefighters fought the blaze which broke out in a third floor flat. The London Fire Brigade received almost 50 calls from members of the public about the fire at approximately 4:25pm local time. "Officers, the LFB and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) are now at the scene. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage". Scores of residents are refusing to leave their homes despite emergency services warning they can not guarantee the safety of ... Read More »