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Venezuela congress going ahead despite "imperial" threat -Maduro


Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's attempt to use Latin hit " Despacito " - which means "slowly" - to inject some cool into his controversial new congress has backfired quickly. "I would like to have good relations with Donald Trump , shake his hand, hold a conversation, and tell him that we are in the 21st century not the times of colonialism", Maduro added . Read More »

Spieth in elite company because of majors, not style points


The three-stroke lead that Spieth, 23, had carried into the final round of the 146th British Open at Royal Birkdale was gone when he reached the 13th tee on Sunday. As good as it gets in golf. Spieth met up with some others to have transcended their sport when he celebrated the July 4 holiday in Cabo with Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan. Read More »

McLaughlin on Boy Scouts Speech


Add the ladies of "The View" to the list of people unhappy with President Trump's politically charged speech at Monday's National Scout Jamboree. Although many called on the Boy Scouts of America to condemn the president's speech and to apologize for exposing their sons to it, the organization stopped well short of that, describing itself in a statement as "wholly non-partisan". Read More »

Rabbi denied entry to Israel over support for BDS


A group of five prominent anti-Israel BDS movement activists were prevented Monday from boarding a flight from Washington, D.C., to Israel's Ben Gurion Airport. "I'm heartbroken and outraged". It is also the first time that Israel has denied entry to Jews, including a rabbi, for their political positions. Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, they were subjected to several hours of interrogation by Israeli authorities, according to the activists. Read More »

OIC denounces Israel's closure of Al Aqsa Mosque

The Israeli military said the assailant killed a man and two of his adult children, while a woman was wounded. Palestinians view the new security measures as Israel asserting further control over the site. The situation at Al-Aqsa "must get back to normal no later than Thursday, so as to restore calm in time for Friday prayers at the site", the newspaper quoted officials as saying. Read More »

Taking a Fresh Look at Energy Transfer Partners, LP (ETP)

About 1.26 million shares traded. Its up 10.07% from 2.63 million shares previously. About 34,823 shares traded. It has outperformed by 12.19% the S&P500. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Read More »

Pope's treasurer to appear in Australian court over sex crimes


But it is understood he will be in court, represented by top criminal barrister Robert Richter QC. Security has also been stepped up outside the Melbourne Magistrates Court, hours before Pell is scheduled to appear for a filing hearing. The nature of the charges being faced by Cardinal Pell has not yet been revealed, but it is known only that there are multiple charges relating to multiple complainants. Read More »

Al-Aqsa crisis must end before next Friday prayers, warns United Nations envoy

However, there were signs Tuesday that the crisis over the shrine, revered by Muslims and Jews, was not over yet. Israel officials said the country chose to replace the metal detectors with "smart", less obtrusive surveillance means - but Palestinians rejected the new measures, calling for a return to the status quo before July 14. Read More »

Two men injured in London acid attack


One man who fell victim to one of the attacks said it felt like someone threw fire in his face. "There was a discolouring on their faces". Police officers were passing Roman Road at around 7pm when they were flagged down by the two victims. Read More »

Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors after cabinet vote


Tensions rose after two Israeli policemen were killed on 14 July at the site known to Jews as the Temple Mount and Muslims as Haram al-Sharif. On Friday night, police say a young Palestinian man breached the West Bank's settlement's security fence and stabbed three Israelis to death at their home in Halamish . Read More »

Israel removing contentious metal detectors at Jerusalem site

It is also the al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam. Israel said on Sunday it would not remove metal detectors whose installation outside a major Jerusalem mosque has triggered the bloodiest clashes with the Palestinians in years, but could eventually reduce their use. Read More »

Israel, Jordan in diplomatic standoff after embassy attack

Hours earlier the 19-year-old posted on Facebook, calling for resistance against events unfolding at Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque compound . The father of the 20-year-old Palestinian assailant says Saturday he believes his son was upset over the loss of Palestinian lives and wanted to protect the "honor" of the Jerusalem holy site. Read More »

Erdogan condemns metal detectors at Jerusalem mosque

The U.N. Mideast envoy warned Monday that the crisis at Jerusalem's holiest site affects millions if not billions of people around the world and has "the potential to have catastrophic costs" well beyond the Middle East. Earlier Tuesday, Israel's security Cabinet said it would replace the metal detectors with "advanced technologies", reportedly cameras that can detect hidden objects, but said this could take up to six months. Read More »

Israel dismantles metal detectors in Jerusalem

The Islamic Waqf, the Islamic Endowment from Jordan charged with protection of the al-Aqsa mosque compound, said it would not be satisfied until "all manifestations of aggression by the Zionist occupation are removed and the situation returns to what it was like before July 14", the day three Palestinian gunmen were shot dead after shooting and killing two Israeli police officers near the mosque compound, sparking Israel's move to install extra security in the area. Read More »

Here are the best trailers you missed from San Diego Comic-Con


Carry on your comics if you want, but you're prohibited from checking them inside your luggage. United Airlines initially posted its flawed message in the San Diego International Airport on Sunday, but confused comics fans soon responded on Twitter , prompting the airline to explain that the restrictions came directly from the Transportation Security Administration. Read More »

Canada's Trudeau: NAFTA dispute resolution system is essential


Canada's success rate using this process may be part of the reason why the Trump administration is eager to eliminate it, Riyaz Dattu, a lawyer with Toronto-based law firm Osler, previously told Global News . GM and Ford also pledged to invest billions of dollars to add jobs in USA factories over the next few years. According to the office of the US Trade Representative, it should improve access for US companies to the markets of Mexico and Canada. Read More »

Viral Image of Netanyahu Embracing Embassy Shooter Further Stirs Anger in Jordan


Two Jordanian men were killed and an Israeli seriously wounded in a shooting yesterday at the Israeli embassy compound in Amman . The new security measures have triggered the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years. Jordan is not allowing the guard to leave the country, and Israel has confined its staff at the embassy to the embassy grounds. The site quoted the officials as saying that Jordan might take "diplomatic measures" if Israel refuses to meet the demand. Read More »

Grand Ledge HS Freshman football player dies during workout


Bird said there was no evidence of a prior health problem that he knew of. "I was so proud of the other 14-year-old young men that handled it as well as they did and gave us the opportunity to do everything that we could to be with him and be what we are here in this community and that's a family", Bird said. Read More »

Ann Arbor is the most educated city in America


The WalletHub study found that Ann Arbor has the highest percentage of associate's, bachelor's and graduate or professional degree holders. Those range from adults aged 25 and older with a bachelor's degree to the quality of the public school system. Read More »

Pandher, Koli stay quiet throughout the hearing


Koli had confessed that there have been occasions when Pandher "was in the house" at the same time that "bodies of murdered girls were kept in the bathroom". This case is of the woman who, on October 5, 2006, was returning home from work and when she passed by the road outside the D-5 residence of Pandher Koli lured her inside the home. Read More »

Authorities hold 2 judges appointed by Venezuelan opposition


Venezuela's opposition has called for a two-day strike from Wednesday at 6 a.m. (1000 GMT) to try and force Maduro to abandon the vote. But Maduro insists it is the only way to empower the people and bring peace after four months of anti-government unrest that have killed more than 100 people. Read More »