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Amesbury novichok victim Dawn Sturgess, 44, dies

Amesbury novichok victim Dawn Sturgess, 44, dies LONDON-British police said they opened a murder investigation Sunday into the death of a woman who had been poisoned by the Novichok nerve agent . The Skripal attack took place in the city of Salisbury , just a few kilometres away from the site of the Amesbury poisoning incident. [Full Article...]

Thai school boys rushed onto helicopter to be taken to hospital

Thai school boys rushed onto helicopter to be taken to hospital The Thai government has confirmed that rescuers have managed to free four boys from the cave in Northern Thailand where they have been trapped for two weeks . Video by Kate Geraghty. It was on his advice that the first four boys were cleared to make the incredibly unsafe journey out of the flooded cave complex, emerging alive on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Trump adviser dodges Roe v. Wade question on Supreme Court pick

Trump adviser dodges Roe v. Wade question on Supreme Court pick Today, Graham said all of the possible Supreme Court Justice picks on President Trump's list are "outstanding" and each one is a "winning lottery ticket" for Republicans. "It is extraordinary", Blumenthal said. "He has put a litmus test on the supreme court nominee" over abortion, she said. "This next nomination will be the swing vote to overturn Roe v Wade and equally important to eviscer... [Full Article...]

The U.S. President will meet with British Queen

The U.S. President will meet with British Queen The President and the First Lady will then spend the night at Winfield House , the US ambassador's residence in central London . LONDON-A pub in west London will temporarily rename itself the " Trump Arms" to honour President Donald Trump's visit to the UK. [Full Article...]

Pakistan court gives 10-year jail to Sharif in 1st corruption case

Pakistan court gives 10-year jail to Sharif in 1st corruption case Court hearings continue pending a decision on the other two corruption references against the Sharifs, but they do not include Nawaz and Awan. Sharif, 68, is in London with his daughter, Maryam, was convicted after failing to prove a legal source of income for buying several luxury flats in the 1990s. [Full Article...]

United Nations warns of largest population displacement in S.Syria

United Nations warns of largest population displacement in S.Syria Jordan and Israel have said their borders would remain closed, even as tens of thousands of Syrians flee the government offensive. The United Nations has warned of a humanitarian catastrophe in the southwest caused by the fighting that erupted after a Russian-backed army offensive to recapture rebel-held southern Syria. [Full Article...]

The Jim Jordan Matter

The Jim Jordan Matter No question in my mind. Jordan, a founder of the conservative Freedom Caucus, is one of the most powerful Republicans in Congress and a potential contender for speaker. The first allegations against Jordan came earlier in the week on Tuesday, after NBC News published a report detailing DiSabato, Yetts, and a third unnamed teammate's claims. [Full Article...]

Trump spoke with 3 more Supreme Court candidates

Trump spoke with 3 more Supreme Court candidates Justin Clark, director of the Office of Public Liaison, will oversee White House coordination with outside groups. Currently, there are 12 justices of the Supreme Court. "You shouldn't do that.' But I'm putting conservative people on", Trump also said. Conservative groups rallied around Barrett after her confirmation hearing past year featured questioning from Democrats over how her Roman Cat... [Full Article...]

Trump ditches Obama guidelines which told colleges to consider applicants' race

Trump ditches Obama guidelines which told colleges to consider applicants' race The Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld - though with an increasingly narrow view - the practice of considering race as a factor in order to ensure minorities are integrated at elite U.S. The change will reverse guidance issued by the Obama administration which recommended that schools consider race as one factor in admissions. He said it was appropriate for the administration to ditch policies th... [Full Article...]

We will keep Gulf open despite Iran threat

We will keep Gulf open despite Iran threat The other parties to the agreement say they remain committed to the deal so long as Iran is honoring it. The United States pulled out of a multinational deal in May to lift sanctions against Iran in return for curbs to its nuclear program. [Full Article...]

Malaysian court charges former premier Najib with corruption

Malaysian court charges former premier Najib with corruption Billions of dollars are still unaccounted for. In court, the former leader appeared exhausted and hung his head often during proceedings. But Najib also reportedly received $680 million from 1MDB itself, a claim that started a financial scandal in 2015 which eventually led to this year's election defeat. [Full Article...]

Luis Rubiales stands by decision to relieve Julen Lopetegui of Spain duties

Luis Rubiales stands by decision to relieve Julen Lopetegui of Spain duties Much to everyone's surprise, the 2010 champions had been knocked out in the first knockout round by the tournament's lowest-ranked side. Even the team's commitment was questioned after Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion, who missed one of the penalties in the shootout, had said players didn't watch numerous World Cup games in part because they interfered with the siesta, Spain's traditional nap tim... [Full Article...]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Agrees To Build Migrant Border Camps

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Agrees To Build Migrant Border Camps Seehofer offered to quit as interior minister and as leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party of Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), during a marathon party meeting Sunday, but was later persuaded by CSU colleagues to meet with Merkel one more time and attempt to resolve the row, Reuters reported . [Full Article...]

Kirsten Gillibrand becomes first senator to call for abolishing ICE

Kirsten Gillibrand becomes first senator to call for abolishing ICE On Tuesday, upstart progressive candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old middle class Latina from the Bronx, shocked the political world by unseating longtime Democratic Rep. "Abolish ICE, is it a good idea?" Detroit protesters say they had some success in hampering ICE operations when they blocked some employees from entering the building Monday morning. [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen: Family Has 'First Loyalty'

Michael Cohen: Family Has 'First Loyalty' And Cohen could face criminal charges brought by the state of NY or another state that Trump would be powerless to pardon, as the constitution states the president may only pardon federal crimes. Mariotti suggested that Cohen could be "angling for a pardon from Trump", and former Justice Department spokesperson Matt Miller called the TV interview "a not-so-subtle request for a pardon". [Full Article...]

Last-ditch talks to resolve German political crisis

Last-ditch talks to resolve German political crisis Angela Merkel , the German chancellor, was on Sunday night once again fighting for her political future after her interior minister slammed the migration deal she secured with her European Union counterparts last week as "ineffective". Mr Seehofer's CSU has baffled voters and commentators by backing themselves into a tight corner over the migration policy. Bavaria's Interior Minister Joachim H... [Full Article...]

11 family members killed in New Delhi, police probe gang war link

11 family members killed in New Delhi, police probe gang war link The bodies were discovered by a neighbour early on Sunday morning in the northern Burari district of the Indian capital, which recently witnessed a deadly shoot-out between rival groups. The man reported the incident to police and cordoned the area. Joint CP Delhi said that they are probing all the angles and are not ruling out anything now. [Full Article...]

Mayor de Blasio joins protesters in call to abolish ICE

Mayor de Blasio joins protesters in call to abolish ICE In a series of tweets , Trump praised the agency as "one of the smartest, toughest and most spirited law enforcement groups of men and women that I have ever seen". Republican politicians and attendant strategists seem to be welcoming this latest shift in the Democratic party paradigm, sensing that it may cause further internal fracture as well as form as a winning wedge for them with Ameri... [Full Article...]

President Trump Holds Rally in North Dakota

President Trump Holds Rally in North Dakota Trump met with the Judiciary Committee chairman, Republican Chuck Grassley of Iowa, plus Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said IN a tweet. [Full Article...]

575 arrested in women's protest against immigration policy at Senate building

575 arrested in women's protest against immigration policy at Senate building The rallies are likely to get a further boost as a result of the announcement on Wednesday by Anthony Kennedy that he is retiring from the U.S. supreme court, providing Trump with the chance to make a second ultra-conservative appointment to the nation's highest court and prompting fears of a roll-back of liberal protections. [Full Article...]


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