World Media


Egypt Foreign Minister Visits Israel
- July 11, 2016

Egypt's foreign minister made a surprise visit to Israel on Sunday, the first official trip in almost a decade. Israel's government on Sunday approved almost $13 million in financing for the West Bank settlements of Kiryat Arba and Hebron, officials said, following a wave of Palestinian attacks in the area. (more...)
Race Wasn't Factor in Castile Shooting, Officer's Lawyer Says Race Wasn't Factor in Castile Shooting, Officer's Lawyer Says
- July 11, 2016

He had been given citations for minor offenses including speeding, driving without a muffler and not wearing a seat belt. Castile, 32, was shot Wednesday after he was pulled over in Falcon Heights, near Minneapolis , for a broken tail light. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation accused of 'double standard' over Clinton email probe
- July 11, 2016

In his testimony, Comey said three of Clinton's emails had "portion markings" on them indicating they were classified, but since they weren't properly marked in the email header, Clinton could have missed them. "I've heard it a lot", he said. "There are about 300 people in the government, mostly in the State Department, but in other high positions in the government with whom I emailed over the course of four years - they, I believe, did not believe they were sending any material that was ... (more...)
Republicans call for sanctions on Hillary Clinton
- July 11, 2016

However, Comey said the FBI investigation had found Clinton was "extremely careless" in sending classified information via her personal email account, and that 110 emails had contained classified information. "Not to my knowledge". "I do not believe that all of the professionals that I dealt with in the State Department were careless in handling classified material", Clinton said. (more...)
Trevor Noah: 'You can be pro-cop and pro-black' Trevor Noah: 'You can be pro-cop and pro-black'
- July 11, 2016

When Trevor Noah recorded his opening segment for last night's Daily Show on Thursday afternoon, pleading for law enforcement officers, Black Lives Matter activists and both groups' respective supporters to find common ground, he had no way of knowing that only hours later his words would be even more relevant. (more...)
Trump, Flake spar during likely GOP nominee's visit to Congress
- July 11, 2016

The interaction, which Flake labeled as "tense" to reporters, comes as Trump tried to encourage elected officials on Capitol Hill Thursday to wholeheartedly back his presidential bid, despite concerns over his comments and focus. Kirk, seeking re-election from IL, which is a Democratic-leaning state, withdrew his endorsement of Trump over the nominee's racist remarks against a federal judge. (more...)
Australia: Labour calls for 'antipodean Cameron' Turnbull to quit
- July 11, 2016

This had allowed Labor to launch a fear campaign that painted the Coalition as a threat to public health and education. He also acknowledged the massive swing against the Coalition and the "disillusionment" of voters towards the major political parties. (more...)
Beijing holds S China Sea war games before ruling
- July 11, 2016

How can the Philippines, or any other South China Sea claimant, negotiate with China when that country has long declared that it will not compromise its sovereignty over its territories? Manila lodged its suit against Beijing in 2013, challenging China's claims to much of the strategic waterway and saying it was in violation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), to which both countries are signatories. (more...)
Joy for Gatlin, Lagat but Merritt fails in fearless bid for Rio
- July 11, 2016

There has been much talk about the surge in youth at these U.S. Olympic track and field trials, what with a large number of teens and high-schoolers competing so well. "We've worked together for 20 years and the last couple of years have been really, really tough", said James Li , who first started coaching Lagat when he was at Washington State. (more...)
Indonesia urges Malaysia and Philippines to step up maritime security against kidnapping Indonesia urges Malaysia and Philippines to step up maritime security against kidnapping
- July 11, 2016

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, speaking on Monday (July 11) after a high-level meeting on the kidnapping, said "such incidents can not be tolerated". In June, defense officials of the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia agreed to conduct trilateral maritime and air patrols in the three countries' maritime areas of common concern, particularly in the Sulu Sea, to beef up regional security and thwart criminal activities. (more...)
Israeli, Turkish leaders laud deal to restore ties
- July 11, 2016

According to the deal, which is due to be signed Tuesday, Israel will pay a total of $20 million in compensation to the families of the Mavi Marmara victims. Reports in recent days described a compromise on the status quo of the Gaza blockade and Palestinian organisation Hamas' relationship with Turkey. " Gaza doesn't just need an electricity plant or a hospital where people can get treatment, Gaza needs many things, it needs a lot of support, not just a hospital, or a passage to let us ... (more...)
Oxfordshire trade unionists back Jeremy Corbyn Oxfordshire trade unionists back Jeremy Corbyn
- July 11, 2016

More than 100,000 new members have joined Labour since the June 23 referendum, and many are believed to be supporters of Mr. Corbyn who signed up specifically to help fend off the challenge to his leadership. Christine Shawcroft, who sits on Labour's ruling NEC, said the section of party rules calling for nominations to be backed by MPs and MEPs refers to challengers, rather than the sitting leader. (more...)
Ginsburg reflects on big cases, Scalia's death Ginsburg reflects on big cases, Scalia's death
- July 11, 2016

In this case, the web site published a real quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg in which she commented on the possibility of a Trump presidency, followed by a fake quote in which she purportedly said that she would resign from the Supreme Court if Trump was elected. (more...)
Cambodian PM Promises Vigorous Probe into Critic's Killing Cambodian PM Promises Vigorous Probe into Critic's Killing
- July 11, 2016

Britain's ambassador in Phnom Penh Bill Longhurst said the killing was "a serious loss to Cambodia". Kirt Chantharith, a national police spokesperson said: " He was shot dead at a mart just before 9am". "After questioning him, he said he lost some of his land because Kem Ley had not paid his debt to him". Reports suggest that the South East Asian country, which has a history of social activists being killed, with perpetrators rarely brought to justice. (more...)
Blair defends decision to remove Iraq's Saddam from power
- July 11, 2016

And why should you care? Noting that Blair looked a broken man on live television - gaunt, hoarse and haunted - columnists wrote that for all his defence over the years and particularly after the Chilcot report, Blair will not be able to shake off his Iraq war legacy for the rest of his life. (more...)
Amit Mishra takes four as warm-up game ends in draw
- July 11, 2016

WICB President's XI lost their first wicket for seven runs. Hope got his century, ending the day unbeaten on 118 from 229 balls with 15 hits to the fence, while Warrican hit seven fours in his 50 not out from 75 balls, the two adding 104 runs for the eighth wicket. (more...)
15000 stranded as Amarnath Yatra suspension on for third day
- July 11, 2016

Rajnath Singh had earlier in the day chaired a high-level meeting to review the law and order situation in the state. 1,18,747 pilgrims have so far paid obeisance at the cave shrine in the Kashmir Himalayas. According to IANS report, around 15,000 pilgrims are waiting in Jammu for their turn to proceed to the Valley so that they can undertake the Yatra. (more...)
UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges end to hostilities in South Sudan
- July 11, 2016

The Japanese-led Council expressed in their press statement their support for the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), expressing their readiness to consider enhancing the mission to better ensure that it along with the global community can prevent and respond to violence in South Sudan . (more...)
Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Indiana
- July 11, 2016

As with all top Powerball and Mega Millions prizes, the full $540 million sticker price of Friday's jackpot will only be paid out if all the winners opt to receive their winnings in 30 annual installments. If the victor opts to take the cash option, they will walk away with an estimated $380 million. After a handful of unsuccessful drawings last week, the jackpot soared from $449 million to a whopping $540 million, amping up lottery fever around the nation. (more...)
'Corbyn must go', says Eagle as Smith opts out 'Corbyn must go', says Eagle as Smith opts out
- July 11, 2016

That is what I intend to do and I urge all my colleagues to do likewise". Speaking to the Times, one source sought to downplay the possibility of the party splitting. But he said the party could not function if its MPs did not back its leader. Angela Eagle has been subjected to "homophobic abuse" since resigning from the Shadow cabinet and revealing her plans to challenge current leader Jeremy Corbyn, according to a senior Labour politician. (more...)
US troops number in Afghanistan not always add up precisely US troops number in Afghanistan not always add up precisely
- July 11, 2016

Obama once aspired to withdraw all but a handful of US troops from Afghanistan by January 2017; instead, he announced that his legacy would be a force of 8,400 - up from the 5,500 he chose to keep in the fall. Obama's announcement comes with major implications for his legacy. To the Afghan government, led by the reform minded President Ashraf Ghani, the United States is seeking to send the message that while American support will remain strong, it will not continue indefinitely. (more...)
Dallas police shooter accused of sexual harassment in Army
- July 11, 2016

Johnson, a black Army veteran, insisted on speaking with a black negotiator and wrote in blood on the wall of a parking garage where police cornered and later killed him, Brown said . Two civilians were also hurt. Tensions between police and African-Americans have been on the rise in recent years amid the high-profile deaths of several black men at the hands of law enforcement. (more...)
Black Lives Matter protesters arraigned in city court
- July 11, 2016

He did go on to deny that black people are targeted by police by noting that white people are also killed by police. Friday's anti-police brutality demonstrations took place in several cities including Atlanta, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Detroit, New Orleans, Nashville, Phoenix, San Francisco and NY. (more...)
Trump adviser: Women should be ones to decide on abortion Trump adviser: Women should be ones to decide on abortion
- July 11, 2016

I've heard him say that, kind of test out the sound of it", one source told WaPo. While Flynn said he was not speaking for Trump, he is "honored" by reports that the businessman is considering him for running mate. 'As we defeat them on the ground, we must clearly and forcefully attack their insane doctrines, ' Flynn said. Back to my very first point, the rule of law in this country is probably the single biggest strategic advantage we have. (more...)
Chinese navy holds live-fire drills in South China Sea
- July 11, 2016

In 1968, a survey conducted by an affiliate of the United Nations indicated rich oil and gas reserves in the South China Sea . In recent years, attention has shifted to China's construction and installation of military-capable infrastructure in the Spratly Islands. (more...)

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