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National BLM activist released from prison following arrest at BR protest National BLM activist released from prison following arrest at BR protest
- July 12, 2016

The protestor said police told them McKesson was taken into custody for "walking in the middle of the street". A look at protests and related events nationwide Saturday following the police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. (more...)
Iran announces indictments for 3 dual nationals, foreigner Iran announces indictments for 3 dual nationals, foreigner
- July 12, 2016

Iran also indicted Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese citizen who is a USA resident living in the Washington area. Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. The child has been placed in the care of Zaghari-Ratcliffe's family in Iran and her passport confiscated. Iran does not recognize dual nationality , so dual nationals are treated as Iranian citizens and are not entitled to consular visits, such as from the Swiss Embassy, which represents USA interests in Iran. (more...)
Vice President Joe Biden: Standing Together to Stop the Violence
- July 12, 2016

It's interesting that Trump alluded to the need to do something about the recent police shooting deaths in Louisiana and Minnesota - meaning the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile , both black men - particularly in the context of his suggestion that we must restore law and order via strong leadership. (more...)
United States sending more troops to iraq United States sending more troops to iraq
- July 12, 2016

Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command; and Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, commander of Operation Inherent Resolve. "Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi has received his Canadian counterpart and the military delegation accompanying him", the ministry said in a statement. (more...)
Edmonton city councillor mulls Alberta PC leadership bid
- July 12, 2016

McAllister, who was narrowly defeated by the Wildrose in the last election, said Kenney will have to overcome the "tribalism and self-preservation" in some factions of Alberta politics. Kenney says that if he wins, he will immediately attempt to negotiate a "framework agreement" with the Wildrose on a united party. The CTF also said it was inappropriate for Mr. (more...)
Kristen Bell calls out Donald Trump for Frozen tweet
- July 12, 2016

Trump insisted on Wednesday night that he did nothing wrong by tweeting an anti-Hillary-Clinton image with a six-pointed star , saying during an OH rally that the symbol some interpreted as a derogatory Jewish reference was "just a star " to him. (more...)
Hot and sticky week expected for southern Ontario
- July 12, 2016

The Environment Canada warning also covers areas including Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions, as well as Niagara and the City of Hamilton. Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion. (more...)
Corbyn 'Disappointed' At Eagle Leadership Bid
- July 12, 2016

Labour Party officials confirmed Eagle had received enough nominations from fellow lawmakers to trigger a challenge, but it was not clear whether Corbyn's status as party leader meant he automatically qualified for the contest. The party's National Executive Committee (NEC) will decide on the rules after a contest is formally triggered, with Ms Eagle to officially launch her bid today. (more...)
Report blasts Blair for joining Iraq war Report blasts Blair for joining Iraq war
- July 12, 2016

Blair's role in the invasion. The Chilcot report, published yesterday, heavily criticised the use of intelligence reports in the run-up to the war, saying the certainty with which Blair presented them to his colleague was "not justified". (more...)
Dallas suspect 'changed after military service' Dallas suspect 'changed after military service'
- July 12, 2016

Johnson's family spoke out for the first time in a sit-down interview with TheBlaze's Lawrence Jones on Sunday, revealing new insights about the man who murdered five police officers and wounded seven others in Dallas. Johnson's father, James Johnson, cried openly during the preview clip posted on the website. 'I love my son with all my heart. Watch a clip of the interview above . (more...)
Paul Ryan Will Speak at GOP Convention to Urge Unity
- July 12, 2016

Apple reportedly had a private meeting with GOP officials in June. "I'm truly honored to be able to represent Pennsylvania on the rules committee", said Haas. Trump won about 35 percent of the vote in the state's March 1 primary. Last month, Ryan put to rest concerns as to whether he would support Trump by finally endorsing him. (more...)
Bernie Sanders To Endorse Hillary Clinton Next Week In New Hampshire
- July 12, 2016

Now that Bernie Sanders will be endorsing Hillary Clinton , all wings of the Democratic Party will now turn their attention towards eliminating Donald Trump. "Currently, fewer than half of registered voters in both parties - 43% of Democrats and 40% of Republicans - say they are satisfied with their choices for president". (more...)
Death Toll Rises to 250 in Baghdad Bombing, Officials Say Death Toll Rises to 250 in Baghdad Bombing, Officials Say
- July 12, 2016

Baghdad hasn't been trending on Twitter or Facebook; there is no flag filter for the more than 200 people killed in the bombing. Roudaini said the ministry of health continues to help transport the remains of the dead to Baghdad's forensic lab or to the city morgue, but he said the scale of the explosion has overwhelmed the teams who normally respond to such attacks . (more...)
Bangladesh: 4 die in new terror attack Bangladesh: 4 die in new terror attack
- July 12, 2016

Authorities said two policemen and a civilian were killed in explosions and gunfire near a prayer ground in the northern Kishoreganj district. Even as the Islamic State has vowed to carry out more attacks in Bangladesh, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has reiterated that radicalised home-grown elements were behind the recent terror attacks in the country, not the West Asia-based terror group. (more...)
Slap sanctions on South Sudan — UN chief Slap sanctions on South Sudan — UN chief
- July 12, 2016

The UN Mission in South Sudan ( UNMISS ) said it was "outraged at the resumption of violence". "The members of the Security Council reminded all parties, including government security forces, of the civilian character of the protection of civilian sites in South Sudan ". (more...)
Govt probing funding of NGO run by preacher Zakir Naik
- July 12, 2016

Earlier on Thursday, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis directed Mumbai Police to initiate inquiry into controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's public documents. Dr Naik's speeches are banned in the UK, Canada and even in the Muslim majority nation of Malaysia as they are believed to be provocative in nature. (more...)
Israeli, Turkish leaders look to gain from reconciliation Israeli, Turkish leaders look to gain from reconciliation
- July 12, 2016

Turkey obtained aid concessions to be reached to Palestine, with a vessel carrying 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid setting off on July 1 from Turkey to Israel's Ashdod port. I fear this agreement will bring Israel more terror and violence instead of peace and prosperity. That means the naval blockade of Gaza-the point of contention in the 2010 IDF raid-will remain in place. (more...)
North Korea threatens 'physical response measures' over South's missile defence plans North Korea threatens 'physical response measures' over South's missile defence plans
- July 12, 2016

The US Treasury Department blacklisted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over human rights abuses last week. The North's foreign ministry notified the U.S. Outside analysts say Pyongyang often attempts to use foreign detainees to wrest concessions from other countries. North Korea has also threatened a "physical response" to the THAAD deployment in South Korea. (more...)
In Spain, Obama urges Americans divided over police shootings to unite In Spain, Obama urges Americans divided over police shootings to unite
- July 12, 2016

According to CNN, the President will visit the Texas city at the request of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings , White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement on Sunday afternoon. "It's a challenging time for all of our countries", Mr. Obama said, pointing to terrorist attacks in the U.S., Europe and Turkey as well as the arrival of many migrants from war zones. (more...)
No letup in fighting as Syrian military extends cease-fire No letup in fighting as Syrian military extends cease-fire
- July 12, 2016

The advance leaves the opposition-held east of the city cut off, and raises the prospect of total siege. Syria's government has been accused of using siege tactics to pressure rebel forces, and the United Nations says almost 600,000 Syrians live in besieged areas, most surrounded by government forces although rebels also use the method. (more...)
Mother Who Shielded Her Sons During Dallas Shooting Thanks Police 'Heroes'
- July 12, 2016

She was a mother with four black sons, and she was determined that nothing would happen to them. She had always taught her children to respect the police and she saw this as another learning opportunity. "These are the people that you call when you are in a situation, you gotta remember that", Taylor added. JaJuan, 14, ran off by himself in one direction. (more...)
Theresa May set to be Britain's PM as contender drops out Theresa May set to be Britain's PM as contender drops out
- July 12, 2016

She said the country needed a new PM as soon as possible and Mrs May was ideally placed to deliver Britain's withdrawal from the European Union following last month's referendum. Cameron's decision comes after Andrea Leadsom left the race for PM, making Theresa May the only candidate and de facto victor. Leadsom later apologised, saying she did not intend to cause offence. (more...)
Sensex rallies almost 500 points on Monday Sensex rallies almost 500 points on Monday
- July 12, 2016

TCS and Infosys are slated to declare their results on Thursday and Friday, respectively. The progress of the monsoon and expectation about the passage of goods and services tax (GST) and India Inc's earnings recovery also helped the markets to maintain their winning momentum at higher levels. (more...)
Hamas Ends Week-Old Deal Importing Israeli Watermelons Into Gaza
- July 12, 2016

Turkey will be allowed to deliver aid to Palestinians in Gaza as part of the deal, but Netanyahu has stressed that Israel's blockade on the enclave will remain in place. The families of Avraham Mengistu, an Ethiopian Israeli believed to be a captive in Gaza , and Oron Shaul, the second fallen soldier whose body is held by Hamas, rallied outside the Prime Minister's Office ahead of the vote and spoke to several ministers before the cabinet meeting. (more...)
FBI Director Comey Calls Hillary's Handling of Emails 'Real Sloppiness'
- July 12, 2016

Mr Comey confirmed that some of Ms Clinton's past statements regarding her emails had been untrue, including her insistence that she had not sent or received any messages marked as classified. I would sway I'm here because we're mystified and confused. "[Petraeus'] conduct illustrates the categories of behavior that mark prosecutions actually brought", Comey said, referring to Petraeus admitting numerous times that he knew he was breaking the law with classified material. (more...)

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