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Sen. Jeff Flake downplays feud with President Trump


And what the president does, that's his prerogative", Flake told the newspaper. "It's so early in his term and I do think everyone seems to be piling on Trump a bit". "A Republican can't wait to run in front of a camera and trash the president". In a tweet also on Wednesday, Trump wrote that Arizonians in Phoenix were not a fan of Flake: "Phoenix crowd last night was awesome - a packed house". Read More »

De Blasio says removing Columbus statue is on the table


Mark-Viverito confirmed Tuesday that she wants the review to include the towering Columbus statue, which was gifted to the city by Italian American immigrants in 1892. "The political correctness is killing us". And at Duke University, a statue of Lee was removed after it was vandalized. Valentine said the national push for Confederate monuments to come down inspired them to take action. Read More »

Gunmen kill cleric in Kabul Shiite mosque attack

Gunmen attacked a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Friday, police said. Several people, including children, were reportedly killed. The blast followed after a number of gunmen stormed a Shia mosque, Imam Zaman Mosque, during the Friday prayers in Qala-e-Najarha. The Taliban said they were behind that attack. Read More »

Italian mayor says anyone shouting Allahu Akbar will be shot


Speaking to a crowd at a think tank, the mayor explained, "anyone who shouts Allahu Akbar in St. Mark's Square can expect to be gunned down by snipers within four paces". Venetian authorities arrested four jihadists from Kosovo in March who allegedly planned to bomb a bridge and kill hundreds of people. "But we'll send them straight to Allah before they can do any damage", Brugnaro said. Read More »

Sen. Jeff Flake says Trump is inviting a primary challenge


I want to work with the president when I think that he's right, and I'll challenge him when I think that he's wrong", Flake replied. "Those two gentlemen are people I respect, know, like and are friends with", he said . But the next morning, the president took to Twitter to name Flake. "See, I haven't mentioned any names, so now everybody's happy", Trump said. Flake "hopes the president will speak constructively about moving forward with tax reform, border security, and other important ... Read More »

Manu Ginobili re-signs with San Antonio Spurs


In 213 post-season games, Ginobili has averaged 14.1 points. One of 10 players ever to appear in over 200 playoff games, he has come off the bench 160 times and is the all-time leader in National Basketball Association postseason history as a reserve in points (1,969), assists (560), total rebounds (620), steals (198), three-pointers made (220), field goals made (615) and free throws made (519). Read More »

USA warship collision exposes Singapore-Malaysia sea dispute


The White House, in a statement, said it was grateful for the rescue and recovery efforts of the officers and crew of the USS John S. McCain , the Malaysian Coast Guard, Royal Malaysian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy. "The SAR search sectors are still being maintained in two major sectors, namely sea and air, which covers an area of 352 square nautical miles for the sea search sector, and 488 square nautical miles for the air search sector". Read More »

Tillerson says U.S. won't win 'battlefield victory' in Afghanistan


Pakistan has been at war with the Pakistani Taliban and homegrown extremists for years, but it has also long tolerated the Afghan Taliban and the allied Haqqani network , which have been behind many attacks in Afghanistan . "In the worst case", he said, the Pakistani government has been guilty of "active direct support" for terrorist groups, the media outlet reported . Read More »

Tensions Between US, North Korea Slowly Easing


U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis also weighed in, saying, " North Korea must stop its unsafe actions as we work to maintain security and denuclearize the Korean Peninsula". While experts on North Korea had expected more danger and a potential flashpoint between the USA and Pyongyang in August, the " fire and fury " seems to have faded, and a window to make peace could be opening. Read More »

Don't scapegoat Pakistan, Islamabad leaders tell Trump

Trump on Tuesday unveiled his Afghan policy and also sought an enhanced role for India in bringing peace in the war-ravaged country. China calls upon the United States to value Pakistan's important role in Afghanistan and respect its sovereignty and security concerns. Read More »

Philippine police say teen was killed before drugs links known


The three policemen admit they were the people shown in the video, but that they were escorting another suspect, not Delos Santos. The teen's killing puts focus on Duterte's repeated promises to police administering the crackdown that he would insulate them from any legal consequences. Read More »

Philippines finds gold in the most unusual places in Malaysia SEA Games


Nattawat S and Phicha Au-Tra are their leading scorers with two apiece, but the other six Thailand goals were scored by six different players. If Indonesia reaches the target, the three countries will have 11 points each, and Indonesia will cruise to the next round with Vietnam - due to having a better scoring aggregate over Thailand . Read More »

Amitabh Bachchan reveals motivation keeps him associated with KBC


This will be an all or nothing deal, where all the remaining lifelines of the contestants will terminate. No cheque for the winners as the winning money will be transferred in the form of digital currency. I did a film, Pink , where we showed how girls defy norms imposed on them by the society", The Indian Express quoted him as saying. Siddhartha Basu, creative producer, said, "The huge number of registrations for a crack at the hot seat is one pointer to the enormous anticipation for the ... Read More »

Thai Supreme Court issues arrest warrant for former Prime Minister


Yingluck, Thailand's first female prime minister, was impeached in 2015 and banned from politics for five years by the legislature for alleged corruption in the rice-purchasing program . As the news of her absence began to spread among her cheering supporters, many left the area looking dejected. "We think that the defendant is hiding or has fled". Read More »

Students injured in 'attack' at Canberra University


It's believed the alleged offender entered a classroom and assaulted four students about 9.15am. Police said three women including the lecturer and one man received serious injuries and were taken to hospital. The university's deputy-vice chancellor, Marnie Hughes-Warrington, is expected to address the media with police later today. ACT Policing confirmed they had the man in custody and there was no ongoing threat to public safety. Read More »

China values Pakistan's role on Afghan issue


Welcoming the Trump declaration the Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani said it would increase the capacity of the training mission for the Afghanistan forces. In January this year, when the USA announced a travel ban on Syrian refugees, Khan said that the U.S. must impose one on Pakistan as well. Hua said against the current backdrop, China appreciates Pakistan's efforts in ensuring security for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ( CPEC ). Read More »