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Clinton and Sanders set to appear together in New Hampshire Clinton and Sanders set to appear together in New Hampshire
- July 12, 2016

Sanders had been under pressure for weeks from Democratic Party officials to throw his weight behind Clinton after she locked up the required number of delegates last month with a string of wins in state-by-state primary contests , but had resisted, citing policy differences. (more...)
Anti-Trump delegate in Virginia wins portion of lawsuit
- July 12, 2016

In an interview with the Associated Press, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee struck a balance between the law-and-order rhetoric he has espoused during his campaign and an appreciation for the concerns held by African-Americans nationwide about the conduct of police. (more...)
Blair pledges 'no excuses' for Iraq, then spends 2hrs making excuses
- July 12, 2016

Following the publication of the report, Mr Blair said he took responsibility for "mistakes in planning and process" identified by the inquiry. With that began the 2003 U.S. Asked whether the Chilcot report showed he was on the wrong side of history, Key said he did not agree. However, the findings released by Sir John Chilcot yesterday, did not actually confirm that military action was illegal. (more...)
United Nations shelters 7000 people amid South Sudan fighting
- July 12, 2016

President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader Riek Machar, who is now vice president, signed a peace accord previous year and formed an uneasy transitional coalition government. UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon called the clashes "outrageous". Rarely has a country squandered so much promise so quickly. On Monday evening Kiir and then Machar both ordered ceasefires after a chorus of condemnation from the United Nations, regional bloc IGAD, the United States and others. (more...)
Eagle Warns Of 'Tory State' If Corbyn Remains
- July 12, 2016

The veteran left-winger also revealed he had taken "soundings" from lawyers and he expected to be on the ballot as the sitting leader, although this has been disputed by opponents. It would be a sham. "It is a democratic party not a dictatorship". Asked if he would go to court should the NEC rule against him, Mr Corbyn said: "I will challenge that, if that is the view they take". (more...)
Amazon Prime Day: What is it and what are the best deals?
- July 12, 2016

They are compact, lightweight, rugged, and are wearable or mountable on vehicles. Amazon offers a 30-day free trial - but you must keep in mind to cancel your account before the trial expires or else you'll be charged full membership prices automatically. (more...)
Was shooter inspired by militant groups?
- July 12, 2016

It's one thing to claim the indefensible, racially motivated killing of five Dallas police officers by a black man is a horrific overreaction to the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. The NYC murder rate did dramatically lower while he held the office, but this was largely the work of Police Commissioner William Bratton, who secured his position with a bold proposal to reduce the city's crime rate by 40%. (more...)
Singapore court jails 4 Bangladeshis linked to Islamic State Singapore court jails 4 Bangladeshis linked to Islamic State
- July 12, 2016

The amounts ranged from 60 Singapore dollars (1, 600 baht) to 1,360 Singapore dollars (35,000 baht). According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the men had originally meant to travel to Syria to fight for Daesh, but changed their minds and focused on overthrowing the Bangladeshi government instead, so as to establish a caliphate that could be brought under Daesh. (more...)
Reality check: study finds no racial bias in police shootings Reality check: study finds no racial bias in police shootings
- July 12, 2016

Fryer Jr ., the author of the study and a professor of economics at Harvard. Analyzing data from cities in California, Texas, and Florida, Fryer found that lethal force was used more often against whites than blacks. These startling results contradict the widespread belief, relayed by many racial justice activists, that black people are " systematically " and "intentionally" targeted by police forces. (more...)
'Hijacking' was technical glitch says SA Airlink 'Hijacking' was technical glitch says SA Airlink
- July 12, 2016

Airlink confirmed one of its aircraft, an Avro RJ, operating as flight SA8678, emitted an anomalous hi-jack alert through its transponder. Passengers who spoke to the media after a three-hour wait, said they experienced emotions ranging from panic to trauma after learning about the incorrect signal that had been sent out. (more...)
US Senate passes GM food labeling bill
- July 12, 2016

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, who signed the state's GMO labeling law in 2014, released a statement Wednesday afternoon. The food industry says about 75 percent to 80 percent of foods contain genetically modified ingredients - most of those corn and soy-based. (more...)
Sheriff: Inmate kills 2 bailiffs at MI courthouse
- July 12, 2016

A deputy and a civilian also were shot and sustained non-life threatening injuries, Bailey said. Bailey said only that the inmate was incarcerated on multiple charges. "In that fight the inmate was able to get the deputy's gun away and then shoot the deputy and then move out from that area and kill the two bailiffs", Bailey said. (more...)
Trump VP search down to 4 'terrific' options
- July 12, 2016

Only about 32 percent said they would vote for Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee. According to Correll, 20 states have statutes or laws requiring the binding of delegates to candidates, and Trump's detractors had expressed concerns that the candidate - who's known for a history of bringing lawsuits big and small against those he opposes - would use those laws to punish unfaithful delegates. (more...)
Gardner joins in efforts to strip Hillary Clinton of security clearances
- July 12, 2016

Republicans have said they intend to make a referral so the FBI can investigate. To criminally charge Clinton based on the facts his agency's yearlong probe had found would have been unwarranted and mere "celebrity hunting", Comey told a congressional investigative committee Thursday. (more...)
South China Sea: Philippines Willing To Share With China On Exploration South China Sea: Philippines Willing To Share With China On Exploration
- July 12, 2016

The court found that such historical claims - in China's case going back hundreds of years - are superseded by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Tensions have ratcheted up as China has reclaimed land in massive dredging operations, turning sandbars into islands equipped with airfields, ports and lighthouses. (more...)
Beijing South China Sea claims rejected by court
- July 12, 2016

The "nine-dash line" is China's purported historical boundary that covers about 85 percent of the South China Sea, including 80 percent of the Philippines' EEZ in the West Philippine Sea. The various maritime features relied upon by China to assert its claims in the South China Sea are not in fact islands and, as such, are not legally capable of generating such entitlements. (more...)
Obama stepping into storm of emotion in Dallas speech Obama stepping into storm of emotion in Dallas speech
- July 12, 2016

He is scheduled to speak Tuesday at a memorial service in Dallas for the five slain officers. Obama emphasized his commitment to enhancing public safety and reducing tensions between officers and the communities they serve, the White House said in a statement. (more...)
Obama to send 560 troops to Iraq Obama to send 560 troops to Iraq
- July 12, 2016

The base "will become a vital springboard for the (Iraqi forces') offensive into Mosul", the Pentagon said. Mosul first fell to ISIS back in 2014 . Among the troops who are being deployed to the airfield are engineers who have expertise in building and fixing runways. (more...)
Bangladesh turns off Zakir Naik's Peace TV
- July 12, 2016

Peace TV was put in the spotlight by Bangladeshi media after reports that attackers involved in the killing of 22 people, including 18 foreigners, at a Dhaka cafe on July 1 were inspired by the channel's founder Zakir Naik. Khan said the investigators were also probing Naik's financial transactions in Bangladesh. "We will also soon issue directives to all universities to scan their records and seriously look into the matter of missing students vis-à-vis terrorism", he added, underlining ... (more...)
Sanders wins liberal influence over Democratic platform
- July 12, 2016

Clinton herself recognizes the fine line she is trying to navigate. In negotiations with party leaders, Sanders and his people have helped hammer out a party platform that substantially moves the Democrats to the left. The platform, which serves as a guidepost for the party, will be voted on at the convention. Other policy priorities for the senator from Vermont included a $15-an-hour national minimum wage, which was incorporated into the party's platform at a meeting in Orlando, Florida, ... (more...)
House GOP ask US attorney to investigate Clinton over emails
- July 12, 2016

Clinton long maintained that she never sent or received e-mails "marked classified", a position she asserted during her nearly 11 hours of testimony in October before a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. (more...)
MICHIGAN: Prisoner Kills 2 Bailiffs, Wounds 2 Others Before Being Killed
- July 12, 2016

The shootout occurred yesterday afternoon outside the Berrien County courthouse in St Joseph, Michigan, in which the two bailiffs were killed, Sheriff Paul Bailey said, adding the suspect attacker was also gunned down, CNN said. and served in the United States Army. The sheriff said the melee ended when other officers approached and shot the inmate to death in the courthouse, according to The South Bend Tribune . (more...)
United Kingdom to get 2nd female PM: May, Leadsom in Conservative runoff United Kingdom to get 2nd female PM: May, Leadsom in Conservative runoff
- July 12, 2016

Justice Minister Michael Gove came third with 46. Prime Minister David Cameron said last month he was stepping down after voters, many of them swayed by concerns over high immigration and a desire to reclaim "independence" from Brussels, rejected his entreaties to keep Britain in the European Union and his warnings that leaving would spell economic disaster. (more...)
History beckons Britain's second woman prime minister
- July 12, 2016

Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the development and said he would offer his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday after attending a final session of Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons. They are likely to remind her of David Cameron's demand for a general election in 2007 on the grounds that Tony Blair's successor, Gordon Brown, "doesn't have the mandate (and) wasn't elected as prime minister". (more...)
10 things to know about the PM-to-be Theresa May
- July 12, 2016

Britain has faced the worst political turmoil in generations following June 23's shock referendum vote to leave the European Union. Meanwhile, in a sign of the continued shockwaves of the referendum vote, the opposition Labour party was also engaged in a leadership race on Monday, as Angela Eagle formally announced she would challenge Jeremy Corbyn - just 10 months after Corbyn was elected. (more...)

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