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'Russia warships, sub fired at Daesh targets in Syria'

Two Russian Navy frigates and a submarine has fired six Kalibr cruise missiles on Islamic State targets in Syria. Russian Federation informed the commands of Turkey and Israel timely about the launches of cruise missiles via channels of communication. Read More »

Watch Bette Midler Refuse to Leave the Stage at the Tony Awards


Benji Pasek, who is Jewish, and Justin Paul also won for best book, best orchestrations and best original score. Australian producers Stuart Thompson (best play Sweat and best revival of a play Six Degrees of Separation ) and duo Rodney Rigby and Sam Levy (best musical Come From Away ) also missed out. Read More »

Heavy rain, flooding likely before sunshine returns

CDT. Although Cindy is expected to continue weakening over the next 48 hours, the National Weather Service said the weather disturbance could still produce a few tornadoes Thursday night from the lower MS and Tennessee Valley regions to the central Gulf Coast. Read More »

Democratic disappointment: 4 more lessons from this year's special elections

Amy Goodman, host of "Democracy Now!", asked Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and Democratic state senator Nan Orrock a basic question: "Is this not just a battle between Republicans and Democrats but [also] the heart of the Democratic Party?" "I think that in certain areas, like in some of these special election districts, it doesn't benefit our candidates to be tied to her", Ryan said . Read More »

Trump Suggests His 'Tapes' Tweet Was To Keep Comey Honest


The House panel said on 9 June it had written to Don McGahn, the White House counsel, asking about the existence of any recordings or memos covering Mr Comey's conversations with Mr Trump and asked that copies of the materials be provided to the panel by today. Read More »

Mourners gather for USA student jailed by N Korea

The American college student, detained for a almost a year and a half in a North Korea prison, died soon after being returned to his family in vegetative state. Warmbier died days after his return to the United States, and his funeral was held Thursday in his hometown of Wyoming, Ohio . The unnamed ministry spokesman told state-run media on Friday that Warmbier was provided "with medical treatment and brought him back alive" after his heart had almost stopped. Read More »

Saudi-led block does not want regime change in Qatar: UAE

Anwar Gargash also told reporters that the publication of the 13-point list of demands, which Kuwait has handed to Qatar as a mediator, might harm the negotiation efforts. The US military including the defence secretary has repeatedly backed Qatar , and praised its cooperation against terrorist groups. Saudi Arabia and other states closed land borders with Qatar on 5 June, expelling its citizens from their territory and banning its national carrier from its airspace. Read More »

Saudi foils major terror attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca


Turki said, due to blast the building suffered partial damage, adding four injured person released from hospital and five security men also injured. Both Iran and Qatar , with strained ties with Saudi Arabia , were quick to condemn the attack and offer help and support. Read More »

Dionne: What Americans learned from Georgia election

Ryan told MSNBC's Hardball Wednesday morning following millennial Democrat Jon Ossoff's defeat to Republican Karen Handel in the Georgia special congressional election to occupy the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price that that loss as well as others is indicative of the Democratic Party's perception among some as a "toxic national brand". Read More »

EU Wins First Battle Over Brexit as UK Retreats on Timing


The latest developments relating to the Brexit negotiations kicking off in Brussels on Monday. Nearly exactly a year after Britain's seismic referendum to leave the bloc, the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier of France, welcomed his counterpart David Davis with a cheery handshake at the European Commission in Brussels. Read More »

Otto Warmbier: North Korea denies mistreating U.S. student

A former senior State Department official said the United States had made repeated requests for Mr Warmbier's release on humanitarian grounds under Mr Obama, including via the North Korean mission at the United Nations, via the Swedish mission in Pyongyang, at unofficial talks with North Korean officials involving former U.S. Read More »

Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 61


Jamaat ur Ahrar and IS have jointly claimed responsibility for past attacks in Pakistan . Earlier on Friday morning, at least 13 people including seven policemen were killed in a suicide blast at Shuhada Chowk in Quetta's Gulistan Road area. Read More »

'It's time for people to know when to go'


It was the last straw for some Democrats . Ossoff obtained the most amount of votes during the special election held in April, but failed to win the election by majority, forcing a runoff against Handel. Moulton is one of the House Democrats who has been most vocal in calling for a new generation of leadership. Looking at the campaign ads eventual victor Karen Handle ran in the Georgia race, one would have thought she was running against Pelosi, not Jon Ossoff . Read More »

Backlash against May's proposals to safeguard rights of expats in UK

At the end of a two-day summit in Brussels, the Prime Minister said she would be looking for similar assurances for United Kingdom citizens in the EU. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday the proposals were "good start but not yet the breakthrough". Manfred Weber, who heads the European People's Party, the large group of centre-right parties in the European Parliament, was even rougher: "If Prime Minister May can not come up with a more concrete proposal it is quite worrying for ... Read More »

China, US agree on more cooperation during security talks


Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi co-chairs the dialogue with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Oh Kyung-seop, a researcher with South Korea's Korea Institute for National Unification, said Wednesday as many as 80,000 North Koreans work in low-wage jobs in Chinese industries that benefit from cheap labor, Yonhap reported. Read More »

What Trump should do to avoid war with North Korea


Warmbier's death", he said. Asked whether Trump had lost faith in China's ability to restrain North Korea, Mattis said the president's view represented Americans' "frustration" with Pyongyang's provocations and after seeing "a young man go over there healthy, and with a minor act of mischief, come home dead, basically". Read More »

Casey hammers Senate health care bill

The Nevada senator joins four other Republicans in expressing opposition to the draft bill as it is now written. They were Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. But the 142-page draft would allow states to drop several benefits which are now mandated, such as maternity care and hospital services, and would also abolish the requirement for most Americans to have health insurance. Read More »

Will welcome Nitish Kumar into NDA: BJP


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday made it abundantly clear that his party will not change its stand on supporting RSS candidate for the President's post. He had worked in Bihar without any bias". "If Nitish Kumar joins the NDA , LJP will welcome him", Paswan said. Reddy, accompanied by CPI national secretary Dr K Narayanana, said they hope both Patnaik and Kumar will have a rethink before casting their vote in favour of Kovind, whom they described as a "Sangha Parivar member". Read More »

Syrians fear new Raqqa turmoil once Islamic State is defeated

In this photo taken on Tuesday May 23, 2017, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group, the Hammurabi's Justice News, shows a USA -backed anti-government Syrian fighter form Maghaweer al-Thawra stands on a vehicle with heavy automatic machine gun, left, next of an American soldier who also stands on his armored vehicle, right, as they take their position at the Syrian-Iraqi crossing border point of Tanf, south Syria. Read More »

Santos defends Portugal's Euro 2016 win


Hosts Russia have been eliminated from the FIFA Confederations Cup after losing 2-1 to Mexico at the Kazan Arena in Group A today. The All Whites' display against Mexico made a lot of people at this tournament sit up and take notice - who is this team from the bottom of the world pushing the North American champions to the limit? - and Santos was keen to emphasise that point. Read More »

North Korea accuses U.S. of 'smear campaign' over death of Otto Warmbier


American doctors say he suffered brain damage and was in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness". Warmbier's parents said they believe their son was subjected to "awful, torturous mistreatment" by the North Korean regime. Some of the proof used against him was purported security footage of him removing a political banner from his hotel. Warmbier was returned to the United States last week in a coma. Read More »

Press for info on Senate health bill


Fortunately, Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins and West Virginia Sen. "So they want to keep it secret, they don't want the media involved, they don't want members of Congress involved", Sanders told Dickerson. According to the CBO, the House bill would cost 23 million Americans their health coverage, and despite winning the support of 2nd District Rep. Bruce Poliquin, it looks as if it was specifically created to hurt a place like Maine. Read More »

Portugal, Mexico reach Confed Cup semifinals


Our guys are very confident so we're not thinking about the future; we're thinking about today". Also, if they do bring a few fringe players in, we're still dealing with exceptional talents such as Gelson Martins and Bernardo Silva. We have a team rule: the maximum trust, the maximum respect and the maximum attitude. Russian Federation needs to defeat Mexico to advance to the semifinals, while Mexico would go through to the knockout rounds with a draw. Read More »