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Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says
- June 19, 2017

Family members told CTV Edmonton Tim Hague died Sunday after sustaining a brain injury in a boxing match Friday night. But in the second round of the contest, Braidwood delivered a brutal left-right combination that sent Hague crashing to the canvas. (more...)
Oakland triumphant as parade set to celebrate NBA's Warriors
- June 18, 2017

The Warriors made one of the great playoff runs of all time to win the title . With winning a championship routinely comes the opportunity to visit the White House , but it's not clear if the newly-crowned Golden State Warriors will pay a visit to President Donald Trump just yet. (more...)
Indian shuttler Prannoy beats China's Chen Long in Indonesia Open Indian shuttler Prannoy beats China's Chen Long in Indonesia Open
- June 18, 2017

Awaiting him in the finals is Kazumasa Sakai from Japan . Son had a match point at 20-19, but hit wide. However, both matched each other point for point as they were tied 15-all and later 18-all. 1 showed why is he the top shuttler in the men's singles. Prannoy narrowed the deficit to two points at 17-19 but Sakai converted his second match point to win in one hour and 17 minutes. (more...)
Russian fan leader banned from opening Confederations Cup match Russian fan leader banned from opening Confederations Cup match
- June 18, 2017

A new pitch had to be laid hastily after the old one broke up during test games this year, but organisers insist the 68,000-seater arena is ship shape for the June 17 opener and July 2 final. Russia's dire record on racism in the stands has prompted a new anti-discrimination measure allowing referees to stop matches if needed. The pool also includes Portugal and Mexico , presenting what is likely to be a tough path for either Russian Federation or New Zealand moving through these opening ... (more...)
Oil sits near half-year lows as global supply overhand weighs
- June 18, 2017

The American Petroleum Institute published industry reports on USA energy levels, finding crude oil stockpiles increased by 2.8 million barrels and gasoline stockpiles increased by 1.8 million barrels last week. The oil market needs strong demand to help offset the rapid increase in supply. Crude edged higher on Friday, but prices remain near November lows, as rising USA output is countering production cuts agreed to by OPEC members. (more...)
Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy
- June 17, 2017

Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., in an opinion piece he wrote for CNN . At another point: "I'm sorry that he did this, but there's just nothing I can do about it". But what have you been able to find out about his history? Now we know where he went. The charges were eventually dropped. The FBI said it is an active investigation that continues to unfold. (more...)
United Kingdom election: Brexit plans in disarray
- June 17, 2017

The shock defeat for Conservatives - despite the pre-poll projections of a comfortable majority - was seen by the British media as a "humiliation" for May to continue in her position. Many senior Conservatives say May should stay, for now, to provide stability. He defeated his Conservative party rival by a whopping 16,998 votes. The Times newspaper's front page declared "May stares into the abyss". (more...)
Tucker's EXCLUSIVE Interview With Father of Student Held Captive in North Korea
- June 17, 2017

Otto Frederick Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student who was freed from North Korea to the USA on June 13, was confirmed by doctors to have a severe brain injury. Tucker Carlson sat down with Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier who was just came back home after being in prison in North Korea for 18 months. (more...)
British Airways blames India's IT services for chaos at Heathrow, Gatwick British Airways blames India's IT services for chaos at Heathrow, Gatwick
- June 17, 2017

The airline said it intends to operate "a high proportion " of its short-haul Heathrow flights . Captain Stephen Wearing told The Telegraph that the scene that greeted him at Heathrow was "the worst chaos I've ever seen". Past year the United States airline Delta lost $100m (£78m) following power shutdown in its data centre that led to delays. Goodbody analysts estimate the cost of the IT outage may be around EUR82 million ($92 million), or 2.7% of estimated 2017 operating profit, from ... (more...)
Six policemen including SHO killed in Achabal militant attack Six policemen including SHO killed in Achabal militant attack
- June 17, 2017

Police officials said militants in the region have been targeting policemen guarding houses of politicians and other protected people to snatch rifles, in wake of weapons shortage within the militant ranks. Two civilians were also injured. Mattoo had gained notoriety after he shot dead two policemen in broad daylight at the busy Anantnag bus stand in June 2016. (more...)
Britain-EU Brexit talks to start Monday as planned
- June 17, 2017

The Conservatives, who have 317 MPs, are looking to strike a deal with the DUP, who have 10. Advocates of a "soft Brexit" scenario say Britain could retain access to the European single market like non-EU member Norway and allow certain levels of EU immigration. (more...)
Putin Says Russia is Not US Enemy, Downplays New Sanctions
- June 16, 2017

Snowden, a former contractor for the CIA, was given asylum by Russian Federation for leaking classified information from the National Security Agency to journalists. Putin downplayed the effectiveness of the sanctions and blamed US domestic issues as the reason for their imposition. On the phone-in show, Putin said that one grandson was born recently, to applause in the studio, while another is "already in preschool". (more...)
Suspect in shooting of GOP lawmakers in Virginia identified Suspect in shooting of GOP lawmakers in Virginia identified
- June 16, 2017

Rodney Davis, who was at the practice, told CNN's Brianna Keilar Wednesday morning before Hodgkinson had been publicly identified as the alleged shooter. Until recently, he ran a home-inspection business out of his home in Belleville, in the southwestern corner of the state, across the Mississippi River from St. (more...)
Donald Trump loses it on Twitter, smears Hillary Clinton over Russian scandal
- June 16, 2017

With the Russian Federation probe moving closer to Donald Trump himself, the president appears to long for the simpler times of last year's presidential campaign, when he didn't have to shoulder the nation's scrutiny on his own. Obstruction of justice is a serious charge, and one which led to impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon after Watergate. Accusations of obstruction arose last month when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey . (more...)
Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice
- June 16, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice , the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified officials. The letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to President Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey is photographed in Washington, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, where Sessions says a "fresh start is needed at the leadership of the FBI". (more...)
One in six older adults abused globally, one in five in India One in six older adults abused globally, one in five in India
- June 16, 2017

Almost 1 in 10 Chinese older adults become new victims of elder abuse every two years. Elder abuse or mistreatment is a serious public health issue impacting at least 1 in 10 older adults in the United States each year, leading to declines in the health and well-being on individual and family levels. (more...)
About 4000 More US Troops to Go to Afghanistan
- June 16, 2017

He said the USA mission in Afghanistan remains the same - to train, advise and assist Afghan forces - as officials finalize a new strategy to present to. In testimony Wednesday to the defense subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Mattis confirmed published reports that Trump had given him authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan. (more...)
Billboards offering reward for Georgia escapees
- June 16, 2017

Authorities said Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were captured Thursday in Tennessee after leading police on a chase by vehicle and by foot. More info will be forthcoming. One of them fatally shot both guards, and then they jumped out and carjacked a driver who pulled up behind the bus on a rural highway and fled in his vehicle, Sills said. (more...)
Saudi Paper: Qatari Extremist Finances Terrorist Groups In Yemen Saudi Paper: Qatari Extremist Finances Terrorist Groups In Yemen
- June 15, 2017

He stressed that relations between the American and Iranian governments would continue to be at a standstill because "most of our problems with them can not be resolved". The Iranian leader also said the United States and Saudi Arabia are in partnership when it comes to funding Sunni militants. Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, denied the accusation. (more...)
Coalition MPs aren't happy with Turnbull's clean energy plan Coalition MPs aren't happy with Turnbull's clean energy plan
- June 14, 2017

Senator Chisholm pointed to the reported tense exchange between former prime minister Tony Abbott and Liberal frontbencher Craig Laundy after the meeting. Mr Turnbull has been weakened and Australians are the losers. But the modelling by Jacobs (Australia) released on Tuesday night found a CET - being advocated by the Turnbull government - had slightly lower price rises than an EIS, which the Turnbull government ruled out late past year. (more...)
Lawmaker moves forward on effort to impeach Trump
- June 14, 2017

Those who remember the Watergate meltdown that Clapper referenced will recall that it led to a decision by the House Judiciary Committee to support articles of impeachment grounded in concerns regarding both obstruction of justice and abuses of power . (more...)
China and Panama to cooperate on trade, investment, maritime affairs, tourism China and Panama to cooperate on trade, investment, maritime affairs, tourism
- June 13, 2017

The two countries issued a joint statement saying: "In light of the interests and wishes of both peoples, the Republic of Panama and People's Republic of China have chose to grant each other, from the date of this document's signing, mutual recognition, establishment of diplomatic ties at the ambassadorial level". (more...)
Poll shows Labour is now far more popular than the Tories
- June 13, 2017

Labour won 56 fewer seats than the Tories but defied expectations and deprived Theresa May of her majority. Corbyn said that a Labour minority government would support a "jobs-first" Brexit and guarantee rights of European Union nationals in Britain. (more...)
Trump, Modi to discuss security cooperation, combating terror Trump, Modi to discuss security cooperation, combating terror
- June 13, 2017

India's Foreign Ministry said yesterday they would meet on June 26 for the first time after Mr Modi arrives in Washington for a two-day visit. The two leaders have spoken on the phone at least three times. Apart from ways to enhance trade and business cooperation, Modi and Trump are expected to discuss defence ties. #President Trump called India "a true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world". (more...)
London Bridge Attacker Tried to Rent Larger Truck London Bridge Attacker Tried to Rent Larger Truck
- June 12, 2017

One customer outside the shop was stabbed several times in the neck. Seven were killed and almost 50 wounded. Zaghba's name was put on the The Schengen Information System - a red flag warning system informing European nations if criminals are trying to enter their country - based on intelligence provided by Italian authorities in March past year. (more...)
A New Wonder Woman Movie Merchandise Store Has Opened
- June 12, 2017

We caught up with stars of the film Gal Gadot , Chris Pine and Robin Wright to talk about their experiences of working on the exciting new superhero film. The film featuring Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Patty Jenkins as the director has already received a huge response from the audience. The actress posted the video to her official Facebook page, and in it she thanks everyone who made the film the number one film in the world. (more...)
Flight makes emergency landing in Sydney after hole found in plane Flight makes emergency landing in Sydney after hole found in plane
- June 12, 2017

The Airbus A330 landed safely and there were no reports of injuries. "The moment we took off, the wing to my left just started making a massive amount of noise", a passenger told 7 News at Sydney airport. I was really scared. "Our group was terrified". Photos of a hole in the engine of the Airbus have surfaced on social media and aviation websites. They were put up in hotels at Sydney Airport by China Eastern and are expected to depart Sydney on Monday. (more...)
Hundreds gather for LGBTQ rally and march in Lexington Hundreds gather for LGBTQ rally and march in Lexington
- June 12, 2017

People from as far as California, Colorado and Kentucky held aloft placards bearing slogans such as "Make America Kind Again", "Remember Pulse" and "We Are Human". Gay rights activists, however, say Trump's refusal to issue an official White House statement commemorating LGBT Pride Month - chosen by advocates to commemorate New York's Stonewall uprising in 1969 - is symptomatic of the White House's agenda for LGBT Americans. (more...)
Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests across US Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests across US
- June 12, 2017

They accuse some Muslims of trying to replace USA law with Sharia Law, but many Muslims and supports of Islam say that isn't true, and only extremists would hold those radical views. "The theme of today is drowning out racism", said NY counter-protester Tony Murphy, standing next to demonstrators with colorful earplugs. "People are being run over in the street with trucks and little kids are being blown up", Sleater said, referring to recent attacks in London and Manchester. (more...)
Qatar Airways profits $540 million, braces for Gulf crisis
- June 12, 2017

Qatar vigorously denied the claims and USA intelligence has proved that the country's state-run news agency was hacked and had fake news stories planted, repudiating the accusations. Russia and the USA also are ready to help resolve the rift, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday. Saudi Arabia and its allies loudly cheered President Trump's latest public statement Friday accusing Qatar of supporting extremism, presenting it as vindication for their recent hostility toward Qatar , ... (more...)
Authorized Strike Obliterates Base In Somalia Used To Train Terrorists Authorized Strike Obliterates Base In Somalia Used To Train Terrorists
- June 12, 2017

In a statement, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana W. White indicated Sunday's attack, which occurred around 9 a.m. local time about 200 miles southwest of Mogadishu, was undertaken as part of the Trump administration's goal to "systematically dismantle" al-Shabaab. (more...)
New UK election only alternative to deal with DUP - senior Conservative lawmaker
- June 12, 2017

The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. That means the DUP would back the government on confidence motions and budget votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact. I'm ready for another general election. It added that "the logic leading to Mrs". May's office announced earlier that the top Cabinet ministers would keep their jobs, including Treasury chief Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Amber Rudd. (more...)
Attorney General Sessions next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny
- June 12, 2017

The committee has not confirmed the Tuesday date for Sessions' testimony and are still discussing whether to allow him to testify in open or closed session, or both, as former FBI Director James Comey did last week. Trump kept the heat on Comey yesterday, accusing him of "cowardly" leaks and predicting many more. Trump's chief White House liaison to the Hill, Marc Short, admitted last week in a call with reporters that Russian Federation questions had sucked much of the oxygen out of ... (more...)
UK ministers push for Johnson to take over from Theresa May UK ministers push for Johnson to take over from Theresa May
- June 12, 2017

The loss left the Conservatives eight MPs short of a majority in parliament, plunging negotiations into uncertainty. "What the country needs more than ever is certainty", May said on Friday after the outcome of Thursday's vote. But the ballot-box humiliation has seriously — and possibly mortally — wounded her leadership just as Britain is about to begin complex exit talks with the European Union. (more...)
Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers
- June 11, 2017

May's party fell short of an overall majority following Thursday's vote, and plans to work with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party. According to media accounts, internal pressure on May led to the resignation on Saturday of the Prime Minister's two co-chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who have been blamed for their role in designing the Conservatives' campaign and the parliamentary setback. (more...)
EU's Tusk warns Britain Brexit time tight, risk of no deal
- June 11, 2017

Like Cameron, she was wrong. Asked whether UK-EU talks on the terms of Britain's departure could be delayed after Prime Minister Theresa May's party suffered a defeat in Thursday's snap election, Merkel said nothing suggested that. The opposite happened as she lost her majority and undermined her own authority as prime minister. "Britain launched Brexit in March", he said in a tweet. (more...)
Russian lawmaker scoffs at Comey testimony Russian lawmaker scoffs at Comey testimony
- June 11, 2017

Comey said Trump urged him to end the FBI's investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. In the most eagerly anticipated USA congressional hearing in years, Comey told lawmakers the Trump Administration had lied and defamed him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the president dismissed him on 9 May. (more...)
Unionists, Tories come to terms on United Kingdom government
- June 11, 2017

Beleaguered May is appointing new members of her government after several. "Really she actually has to face the truth". They also want lower corporation tax. The Prime Minister then came under pressure from the Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, strengthened by Tory success north of the border, who called on her to think again about leaving the European Union single market. (more...)
May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco
- June 11, 2017

The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. It would mean the DUP backing the Government on its Budget and prevent it being brought down by motions of no confidence, but could potentially lead to other issues being decided on a vote-by-vote basis. (more...)
Law to allow Japanese Emperor to abdicate Law to allow Japanese Emperor to abdicate
- June 10, 2017

If Akihito is allowed to abdicate at the end of March 2019 so that the new era starts on April 1, it would coincide with the beginning of a new fiscal and academic year in Japan . Emperor Akihito will be the first to relinquish the throne while alive since Emperor Kōkaku stepped down in 1817. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , whose ultra-conservative government supports male-only succession, said that "Abdication will take place in 200 years, reminding me once again of how important an issue ... (more...)
Deputies had been at man's home several times before Deputies had been at man's home several times before
- June 10, 2017

A short time later police stopped a man matching the suspect's description and fatally shot him when he ran, police said. In the video you see Barre walk in the store and police highlight the knives in his hands. About three weeks ago, a jury acquitted Tulsa police Officer Betty Shelby in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man. Civil rights groups called on police and the sheriff's office to turn the investigation of Friday's shooting over to an independent agency. (more...)
French new president Macron seeks parliament majority French new president Macron seeks parliament majority
- June 10, 2017

Emmanuel Macron , candidate in France's 2017 French presidential election, delivers an address for French nationals in London , Britain, Feb. 21, 2017. The decision comes as President Emmanuel Macron seeks a new law allowing certain extraordinary police measures any time — and not just during a state of emergency. (more...)
Trump 'believes climate is changing', says United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley Trump 'believes climate is changing', says United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley
- June 10, 2017

Nicaragua and war-torn Syria are the only countries not party to the Paris accord, the former seeing it as not ambitious enough. He says it's something the USA can be proud of. The World Meteorological Organisation estimated that US' withdrawal from the emissions-cutting accord could add 0.3 degrees Celsius to global temperatures by the end of the century in a worst-case scenario. (more...)
Israel pushes ahead with plans for 3000 settlement homes Israel pushes ahead with plans for 3000 settlement homes
- June 09, 2017

The powerful settler movement wields heavy influence in Netanyahu's right-wing governing coalition. Israel advanced 1,500 units, with the potential to add around another 900, Peace Now said . Amnesty accused Britain of "shamefully" standing by as Israel has destroyed Palestinian homes and profited form their land and natural resources. (more...)
'We are under siege,' Trump tells religious right group as Comey testifies 'We are under siege,' Trump tells religious right group as Comey testifies
- June 09, 2017

He also called on the president to "release all the tapes". At the end of a year ago U.S. intelligence agencies said they believed Moscow's intelligence agencies had used hackers to try to sway the election in Mr Trump's favour and against his rival Hillary Clinton. (more...)
London police find body in Thames London police find body in Thames
- June 08, 2017

The force says formal identification has not yet taken place, but Thomas' next of kin have been informed. The fallout from Saturday night's attack has eclipsed other issues in the political campaign ahead of Thursday's parliamentary election, with both the ruling Conservatives and opposition Labour Party battling to defend their records on security. (more...)
UNSC expands sanctions on North Korea
- June 08, 2017

China - a Russian ally - has pitted itself against its smaller neighbours in claiming disputed islands, coral reefs and lagoons in the South China Sea. It said until the US and its followers make the right choices, the North's "ultra-precision and diversified Juche Rocket" will continue to thunder and skyrocket in full blast in numbers and in succession. (more...)
Germany withdraws troops from base in Turkey Germany withdraws troops from base in Turkey
- June 08, 2017

Germany's cabinet on Wednesday recommended pulling troops from the Incirlik air base in Turkey . The strain is the latest of series of disagreements between two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, but the move is significant as it would be the first time that a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member country has to withdraw its troops from another ally, and likely to deploy at a non-NATO country, a German official told Xinhua. (more...)
Top US diplomat in China quits over climate policy
- June 08, 2017

Trump said he would negotiate to possibly re-enter the agreement, which most of the world has already ratified, on new terms. Rank's move reflects a disappointment with the Trump administration's decision shared by many foreign service officers. (more...)
Donald Trump lashes out at Sadiq Khan in latest Twitter rant
- June 07, 2017

On Monday, the president tweeted: "People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN! ". He denied he was stoking up a feud which went back to 2016, when the mayor described the then presidential candidate's calls for a ban on Muslim entry into the U.S. (more...)