World Media


Biles, Douglas lead the US women's team headed to Rio
- July 11, 2016

Madison Kocian finished in a four-way tie for the gold medal on the uneven bars at the World Championships in Glasgow last fall, but it may be Kocian's ability to perform an acceptable beam or floor routine in a pinch that got her a spot on the team ahead of Ashton Locklear, another ace on bars, who made the USA team as an alternate and would be a contender for an individual medal on that event in Rio if teams could take an additional athlete. (more...)
Egypt offers to help revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
- July 11, 2016

Netanyahu vehemently rejected a French-sponsored Middle East peace initiative launched in June as an undesired intervention. Israel has allowed Egypt to deploy troops exceeding the numbers stipulated by the peace agreement and has carried out raids targeting militants active on Egyptian soil, according to local press reports. (more...)
Foreign Minister heads to Israel to tackle peace process
- July 11, 2016

The trip comes amid talk of reviving an Arab peace initiative with the Palestinians and with Israel's military having recently saluted "unprecedented" intelligence cooperation with Egypt to combat jihadists of the Islamic State group. The leaders will discuss Egypt's recommendations for making peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Haaretz reported. France organized a peace conference that met in June, though Netanyahu rejected the French initiative, and neither Israel nor the PA were ... (more...)
Japan elections: Shinzo Abe wins sweeping victory
- July 11, 2016

After acknowledging that the ruling coalition won the election and retained the majority in the upper house, Abe told a press briefing during the vote counting that the result showed that his decision on sales tax hike postponement was correct and vowed to promote economy in the future. (more...)
Australian PM Turnbull defies critics, cliffhanger vote count resumes
- July 11, 2016

Mr Kroger said the Coalition's two-party preferred vote had plunged from 56 per cent in September, when Mr Turnbull took over as leader, to 49 per cent by the time he called the election. This guy's like the David Cameron of the southern hemisphere". The count was progressing slowly on Tuesday and it is possible the result will not be known for several more days as large numbers of absentee and postal votes are processed. (more...)
Sanders on track to endorse Clinton on Tuesday, source says Sanders on track to endorse Clinton on Tuesday, source says
- July 11, 2016

According to CBS News , a close source to the Clinton campaign field operations and strategy confirmed that Bernie will endorse Hillary at a New Hampshire event on Tuesday! He has avoided endorsing Clinton, but appears to be closing in on backing her campaign. (more...)
Iraqi forces retake airbase south of Mosul Iraqi forces retake airbase south of Mosul
- July 11, 2016

Special forces and regular troops, under air cover from the US -led coalition, entered Qayyara airbase from the south and found fighters from the militant group appeared to have fled, said a senior army officer from the frontline. Freeing Qayyarah air base will give Iraqi forces - who are backed by United States air strikes - a strategic launch-pad to wage their offensive to finally liberate Mosul, considered to be ISIS's last stronghold in Iraq. (more...)
Spanish man dies after being gored in Alicante bull run
- July 11, 2016

FOUR people have been injured as more than 1,000 thrill seekers tested their agility and courage by racing alongside fighting bulls through the streets of Pamplona in the first run of this year's San Fermin festival. Participants run ahead Jose Escolar Gil's fighting bulls on the third day of the San Fermin bull run festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 9, 2016. (more...)
In nod to Sanders, Clinton offers new health care proposals
- July 11, 2016

It does not call for universal health care, which Sanders favors, but does require significantly increased spending for Medicare and community hospitals while offering Obamacare to illegal aliens. Trump returned to the Granite State a week and a half ago, for a town hall style event with supporters outside the shuttered Osram Sylvania plant in Manchester. (more...)
Bangladesh Cracks Down on Social Media After ISIS-Claimed Dhaka Attack
- July 11, 2016

A awful bomb explosion shook an area where a mass Eid prayer was being held in Bangladesh and 4 people were killed. Less than a week after the Islamic State carried out an unprecedented attack in the capital of Bangladesh, Islamic jihadists have struck a second time, attacking Bangladeshi police guarding the country's biggest festival marking the end of Ramadan . (more...)
Dhaka decides to ban Zakir Naik's Peace TV
- July 11, 2016

The Daily Star categorically denies this allegation and wants to say it did not report that any terrorist was inspired by Zakir Naik to kill innocent people. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of their march, Muhammad Aamir, 35, a supporter said in Srinagar: "He is a renowned Islamic scholar who has always condemned terrorism". (more...)
Protesters rally in Baton Rouge in response to recent police-involved shootings
- July 11, 2016

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and countless other leaders have said that the city needs to enter a time of healing, unite and start having some hard conversations about race. In that case, four officers would break through the police line from behind and seize the protester before bringing them behind police lines to complete the arrest. (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda takes 'Hamilton' stage one last time
- July 11, 2016

Although Miranda is no longer in Hamilton , he did leave something behind for his cast to remember him by. Rose called it "a majestic moment in the history of theater" and historian Ron Chernow , who supplied the Hamilton biography that Miranda transformed into a musical, seemed still stunned by the course of events. (more...)
State delegates to GOP convention expect 'Dump Trump' bid to fizzle
- July 11, 2016

There's some people very concerned that it'd be a big boo-boo for Trump to go out and find an elected Republican - no matter who it is - to serve as his VP, because that's not who Trump is. The city of Cleveland agreed Wednesday to allow protests closer to the site of the Republican National Convention next month, approving rule changes that increase the amount of space demonstrators can occupy and extend the amount of time that demonstrations will be permitted. (more...)
Germany wary of Iran's nuclear, missile procurement efforts
- July 11, 2016

The company issued a statement to The Associated Press after the agreement was signed last month, saying it went ahead "under authorizations from the USA government following a determination that Iran had met its obligations under the nuclear accord reached last summer". (more...)
Egypt FM calls for 2-state solution on Israel visit
- July 11, 2016

In 1979, Egypt was the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel after years of conflict, and it remains an influential player in the region. There have been repeated warnings that Israeli settlement building and Palestinian attacks are eroding the possibility of a two-state solution, especially with peace efforts at a standstill since April 2014. (more...)
Pol: Trump defended articles of the Constitution that don't exist
- July 11, 2016

By a 81%-14% margin, most Democrats say average party members generally agree with Clinton on issues, including 74% of those who preferred Sanders in the primary. He also took aim at another anti-Trump senator, Ben Sasse of Nebraska. According to the Washington Post's account, Trump was the one who picked the fight, complaining about Flake's criticisms. (more...)
Heavy arms fire rocks South Sudan capital, many casualties Heavy arms fire rocks South Sudan capital, many casualties
- July 11, 2016

The latest clashes between supporters of President Salva Kiir and his vice-president and former rebel leader Riek Machar became more intense on Sunday July 10th, and the death toll was heavily revised upwards. The fighting began in the morning and continued until about 8 p.m. local time, when a large thunderstorm seemed to put a damper on the violence, said United Nations mission spokeswoman Shantal Persaud. (more...)
Liverpool target Hojbjerg set to leave Bayern for Premier League club Liverpool target Hojbjerg set to leave Bayern for Premier League club
- July 11, 2016

The Danish midfielder, is leaving the Allianz Arena on a permanent basis, following loan spells with Augsburg and Schalke in the last 18 months. For Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's part, it's hard to think of a better club than Southampton for him to join. (more...)
United States sanctions Kim Jong-un, cites 'notorious human rights abuses'
- July 11, 2016

The Treasury Department, imposing its first human rights sanctions on any North Korean official, designated them on a list of people whose assets are frozen and who are barred from transactions with any US citizen. The blacklist names 10 people other than Kim, and five government institutions involved in monitoring ordinary North Koreans and keeping an estimated 80,000 to 120,000 people in camps for political prisoners. (more...)
North Korea threatens over US missile system in South Korea North Korea threatens over US missile system in South Korea
- July 11, 2016

Pyongyang's pursuit of the sea-based missile system was evidenced in a string of SLBM launches over the past few years. North Korea's military has threatened to take "physical action" after the USA and South Korea announced that they would deploy a sophisticated missile defence system on the Korean peninsula . (more...)
Typhoon Nepartak Batters China's Coast, Killing at Least 6 Typhoon Nepartak Batters China's Coast, Killing at Least 6
- July 11, 2016

It weakened after making landfall and by Saturday morning, it was downgraded to a tropical storm and was making its way toward China's Fujian Province. Nepartak has faded into a tropical depression, but will continue to bring wind and rain to provinces including Jiangxi and Zhejiang. With this the death toll in the recent heavy rains and floods in China mounted to 172 while about 40 people still remain unaccounted for. (more...)
New Poll Finds That Hillary Supporters Are Pretty Racist Too New Poll Finds That Hillary Supporters Are Pretty Racist Too
- July 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton raised more than $68.5 million for her campaign and the Democratic Party in June, according to a news release from her campaign. While he's been vocally critical of Trump since the last contest in the Democratic presidential primary, Sanders has still not formally dropped his White House bid, although he's said that "in all likelihood" he will vote for Clinton . (more...)
Keating launches attack on Howard over Iraq
- July 11, 2016

In a 2002 private memo between the two leaders declassified on Wednesday along the Chilcot report, Blair wrote to the U.S. president: "I will be with you, whatever". In his 12-volume document, Sir John placed the burden of responsibility on Blair and revealed the extent of his alliance with the then United States president George W. (more...)
Jason Kenney says united Alberta right would face second leadership race
- July 11, 2016

Kenney acknowledged that he considered the job, but "after a great deal of reflection" chose to pursue the provincial leadership race instead. "We must fight the ideological agenda of this accidental NDP government to limit the damage they do to our province now", said Kenny. (more...)

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