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Heavy security for Trump's first official United Kingdom visit Heavy security for Trump's first official United Kingdom visit
- July 13, 2018

The planned demonstrations during Trump's visit have triggered the biggest mobilisation of police officers since the 2011 riots, with officials warning that it will put "unquestionable pressure" on forces. Britain's Police Federation has warned that the visit will put "unquestionable pressure" on the country's security services-and nearly every police force in England and Wales will send extra police to London to help keep order. (more...)
Eight boys rescued from flooded Thai caves, now up to 'rain god' Eight boys rescued from flooded Thai caves, now up to 'rain god'
- July 13, 2018

Tech inventor Elon Musk has developed a "tiny, kid-size submarine" that could help rescue the four boys and their soccer coach who remain trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand . "We continue to fully support the multinational rescue effort and pray for the safe return of the remaining members of the team", Manning said. Four of the boys were carried out on stretchers on Sunday and four more on Monday. (more...)
Cop Resigns In Puerto Rico Shirt Dispute Cop Resigns In Puerto Rico Shirt Dispute
- July 13, 2018

Trybus was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct. In the video of the June 14 incident, which has since been widely circulated online, Trybus is heard repeatedly questioning the woman's citizenship and told her she shouldn't be wearing her Puerto Rican flag shirt. (more...)
Rep. Bass Statement on the Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh Rep. Bass Statement on the Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh
- July 13, 2018

A favourite of the Republican legal establishment in Washington , Kavanaugh, 53, is a former law clerk for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. McConnell warned Trump earlier that Kavanaugh could be more hard to confirm given his long history and paper trail, The New York Times reported over the weekend, and sources in both parties have said it could be hard to move the nomination quickly. (more...)
Sharif, Maryam face arrest on arrival Sharif, Maryam face arrest on arrival
- July 13, 2018

In London , On Sunday Maryam Nawaz Sharif was speaking to media, a day after an accountability court in Pakistan sentenced the three-time Premier to 10 years in prison while she got a seven-year term in the Avenfield corruption related to the Sharif family's purchase of upscale London flats. (more...)
Melania Trump praised for J. Mendel gown: 'She looks like a princess' Melania Trump praised for J. Mendel gown: 'She looks like a princess'
- July 13, 2018

The 47-year-old disembarked from her plane in a trench coat - a classic item which retails at £1450 from Burberry - one the UK's most recognisable designers. Tens of thousands of people are expected to protest against Trump's visit in central London on Friday, citing his alleged Islamophobia, controversial policies and " incendiary rhetoric " towards people with disabilities and the LGBTQ community. (more...)
London awaits Trump's visit, braces for protests London awaits Trump's visit, braces for protests
- July 13, 2018

President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May , seen during a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Wednesday, will reconvene this week in the United Kingdom . It was London mayor Sadiq Khan who gave the go ahead for the orange balloon and he clashed on ITV's This Morning with host Piers Morgan. "If a balloon flying over London makes people laugh, I think that's absolutely worth it", she says. (more...)
President Trump Reportedly Threatened to Pull the U.S. Out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation President Trump Reportedly Threatened to Pull the U.S. Out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
- July 12, 2018

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg would be giving hard numbers for the increase in military spending by member nations, Trump predicted, perhaps at the end of the summit. Germany is extremely reliant on Russian gas, and the new Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea, which Germany approved in March , will only increase its dependence. (more...)
Trump continues to criticise European allies ahead of NATO summit Trump continues to criticise European allies ahead of NATO summit
- July 12, 2018

I am very happy that today we are united in freedom, the Federal Republic of Germany . He will also visit the United Kingdom at a time when the government of Prime Minister Theresa May faces another political crisis following the resignation of two of her principal ministers, both critics of her Brexit plan to negotiate a smooth withdrawal from the European Union. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok denies bias at hearing full of fireworks Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok denies bias at hearing full of fireworks
- July 12, 2018

When Gowdy asked Strzok why he got kicked off the investigation into whether Trump colluded with Russian officials in order to steal the election from Hillary Clinton in 2016, the FBI agent repeatedly insisted that it wasn't because he was biased against the president. (more...)
North Koreans did not show up at US war dead talks North Koreans did not show up at US war dead talks
- July 12, 2018

The North's state media normally lead their television bulletins and front pages with Kim's doings, but a seven-day absence from the headlines, including during Pompeo's visit, had prompted speculation on his whereabouts among Korea-watchers. (more...)
Thousands still in shelters after deadly flooding in Japan Thousands still in shelters after deadly flooding in Japan
- July 12, 2018

As the floods receded, emergency workers reached previously cut-off places where authorities fear they could find more bodies in the wreckage of homes devastated by rivers of mud and debris. The record rainfall since July 5 in the Japanese archipelago led to severe floods and landslides, particularly in Hiroshima, Ehime and Okayama prefectures where the disaster has ravaged thousands of homes and cut off access to several neighbourhoods. (more...)
Prince Louis' Godparents Revealed Ahead of Today's Christening Prince Louis' Godparents Revealed Ahead of Today's Christening
- July 12, 2018

Prince Louis will wear the handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by The Queen's dressmaker, Angela Kelly. Louis was baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby in a 40-minute service which started at 4 pm, and was attended by royals including William's brother Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex . (more...)
Manafort No Longer Wants To Move Jails While He Awaits Trial Manafort No Longer Wants To Move Jails While He Awaits Trial
- July 12, 2018

Federal prosecutors argued on Wednesday against postponing his financial crimes trial. Manafort has not been seen since a DC federal judge revoked his bail and sent him to the regional jail in Warsaw, Virginia, about two hours from DC, for alleged witness tampering. (more...)
Trump Administration Says All Eligible Young Migrant Children Have Been Reunited Trump Administration Says All Eligible Young Migrant Children Have Been Reunited
- July 12, 2018

Handout/Reuters Baby and toddler high chairs are seen at the Bristow facility, in this photo provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in Bristow, Virginia. The government said 24 children are now not eligible to be reunited with parents "due to circumstances of the adults in question", 11 of whom are in criminal custody with either the U.S. (more...)
His last World Cup, says Dalic His last World Cup, says Dalic
- July 12, 2018

But they are mentally very strong. They were losing 1-0 and came back. Southgate's men took the lead in the fifth minute via a sublime Kieran Trippier free kick, and dominated the game for the vast majority of the first-half. Predicting a "difficult and intriguing match for both teams", the Liverpool centre-back dismissed the notion that Croatia are at a disadvantage because they have had to play 120 minutes twice in a week. (more...)
Zlatko Dalic: Croatia have energy to exterminate England Zlatko Dalic: Croatia have energy to exterminate England
- July 12, 2018

He went on to explain that when one plays a semi-final, it is impossible to be exhausted because there is too much at stake. "They showed from the games I've seen so far that they play direct football and they are very fast". "We showed against them we were not exhausted, we dominated the game , physically, mentally in all aspects, we should have killed the game before extra time". (more...)
The U.S. Energy Industry Cant Afford A Trade War The U.S. Energy Industry Cant Afford A Trade War
- July 12, 2018

Turning the situation on its head, Lighthizer said that China's retaliation against the imposition of U.S. tariffs last Friday was "without any global legal basis or justification". Some US business groups and senior lawmakers were quick to criticise the move. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, responded to Lighthizer's announcement with dismay. (more...)
19 injured in South Africa plane crash, Africa News & Top Stories 19 injured in South Africa plane crash, Africa News & Top Stories
- July 11, 2018

Meiring said there were two air ambulance helicopters on the scene. At least 18 other people have also been injured from the crash on Tuesday afternoon, according to ER24. Martin's Air Charter is an affiliate of Air France-KLM. It had just been refurbished for 350,000 euros ($410,000) at Wonderboom. The Aviodrome is one of the Netherlands' largest theme parks, where visitors can view various aircraft close up, including a KLM Boeing 747 and Soviet-era MiG-21 fighter jet. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh: 5 Things On Trump’s Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh: 5 Things On Trump’s Supreme Court Justice Nominee
- July 11, 2018

The messaging initially centered on the future of abortion rights in the US under a court with Kavanaugh on it. Combined with other sections of the dissent, Jacobs said Kavanaugh gave the "road map" for the Obama administration's legality argument and Roberts's decision. (more...)
Fifth Boy Brought Out Of Thai Cave On Second Day Of Rescue Fifth Boy Brought Out Of Thai Cave On Second Day Of Rescue
- July 11, 2018

Namhom Boonpiam, the mother of Mongkhol, said she had not been told whether her son had been rescued and taken to hospital and only learned he may have been freed from reports on social media. He said the boys rescued Sunday are strong and safe but need to undergo detailed medical checks. The next operation for the rest is set to resume in 10-20 hours, with officials and volunteers buoyed by the fact that their method of rescuing the boys by diving has been successful so far, he said. (more...)
New WhatsApp update for fake news New WhatsApp update for fake news
- July 11, 2018

WhatsApp told Poynter it plans to build on those efforts in the future. A rash of deadly lynchings in India has a popular messaging app taking aim at fake news. "Is Whatsapp Testing Suspicious Link Detection Feature To Curb Spam, Fake News?", 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. Called " Suspicious Link Detection ", the upcoming WhatsApp feature "analyses" the link in order to detect whether it is redirecting to a "fake or alternative website". (more...)
May 'wobbling' after ministers 'run away': How Europe sees Brexit drama May 'wobbling' after ministers 'run away': How Europe sees Brexit drama
- July 11, 2018

Johnson resigned as the foreign minister, warning that Britain will end up like a colony to the European Union after the government announced plans for a close trading relationship with the bloc after Brexit next year. "That's certainly up to the people, not up to me". Dominic Raab is the new Brexit Secretary, with Kit Malthouse replacing him as Housing Minister. (more...)
American service member killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan American service member killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan
- July 11, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a series of meetings with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts on Sunday after North Korea accused him of making "gangster-like" demands during two-days of talks in Pyongyang. According to leading Pakistani paper, Daily Times, an invitation letter has been sent to scholars in Pakistan and Afghanistan in which all armed groups in Afghanistan have been declared terrorists; the letter is signed by Yousef A Al-Othaimeen, OIC secretary-general and ... (more...)
I’m confident Kim Jong Un will honour our contract I’m confident Kim Jong Un will honour our contract
- July 11, 2018

When President Donald Trump announced the United States would halt joint military drills with South Korea, he backed his controversial move by citing the "tremendous" costs of such exercises. "These are complicated issues, but we made progress on nearly all of the central issues", said Pompeo. President Trump said Tuesday that he does, in fact, plan to give North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a CD with the Elton John hit "Rocket Man", as well as another mystery gift "at a certain period". (more...)

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