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Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a United Nations agency that regulates international air travel under the Chicago Convention, said it would host talks of ministers and senior officials from Qatar , the UAE , Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and Egypt at its Montreal headquarters on Thursday to seek a " consensus-based solution" that addressed "current regional concerns".

Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russian Federation threat

The incident follows the US downing of a piloted Syrian Army jet near Raqqa after it dropped bombs near USA -backed forces over the weekend, an incident that prompted a warning from Syria ally Russian Federation. "We continue to operate, making some adjustments for prudent measures", Davis said on June 20. Meanwhile, the USA and Russian militaries swapped accusations about an unsafe intercept involving a US spy plane and a Russian fighter jet over the Baltic Sea.

Trump returns to Florida to unveil Cuba policy

Though they do not go as far as some feared, the Trump policy changes laid out in the Miami Herald and Politico on Thursday take a harsher stance than the relative rapprochement in recent years and could dramatically affect US business on the island.

Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says

Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old man from Belleville, Illinois, purchased the SKS rifle used in the shooting in 2003 and the handgun in November 2016, said Timothy R. Hodgkinson had been involved in a protest in Belleville, Illinois, where he was living outside a United States post office building. He was shot during a baseball practice on June 14.

DHS formally rolls back Obama's DAPA immigration program

An Obama-era immigration programme meant to protect parents of USA citizens and legal residents from deportation has been formally cancelled, fulfilling a key campaign promise from President Donald Trump, the Homeland Security Department announced on Friday.

School boys in the UK wear skirts in protest

Girls have stood by the lads by sharing spare skirts. Although we can't know whether any of the gents participating in these protests will swap out their trousers for skirts on a regular basis (though once you've enjoyed a cool breeze between your legs on a hot day, I imagine it would be pretty hard to go back to trapping your legs in stifling polyester), their actions are indicative of an increasingly widespread rejection of arbitrary gender norms.

Trump says he's 'very supportive' of new Senate health care bill

The massive tax cut for the wealthy, disguised as a healthcare plan, hues closely to and in some respects is even worse than the plan passed by the House in May. Those additional funds would continue through 2020, then gradually fall and disappear entirely in 2024. Ending Obama's expansion has been a major problem for some GOP senators.

Russia To Beef Up Military Forces On Western Flank, Citing NATO Threat

Petersburg because of the new round of sanctions, which target 38 Russian individuals and firms. A video of the faceoff, published by the Russian news channel Zvezda, showed one fighter jet pushing another away from the minister's plane. On May 12, the ministry said Moscow scrambled an Su-30 fighter plane on May 9 over the Black Sea to intercept a US reconnaissance aircraft. The Pentagon said the intercept had been unsafe and accused the Russian pilot of flying too fast and having "poor ...

Fate uncertain for Republican health bill

Senate GOP bill: Stretches phase-out of Medicaid expansion financing. Provides $2 billion to help states deal with the opioids abuse crisis. A small group of Republican senators has written the bill in secret in recent weeks, with many Americans and even some fellow Republicans eagerly awaiting details about what's in the bill.

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria

The threat came after a U.S. Navy fighter aircraft shot down a Syrian Air Force jet on Sunday, an act that the Pentagon explained as a defensive measure to protect U.S. It is still unclear what the missiles struck, and Iran has provided few details. Senior Guard commanders said on Monday that the missile strikes were meant to send a message to "terrorists" who carried out attacks in Tehran two weeks ago as well as their regional and global supporters, a reference to Saudi Arabia and the ...

US Rep Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

The Louisiana Republican was one of several people shot on Wednesday morning during a practice for a Congressional baseball game. Scalise's wounds last week included a bullet puncturing his left hip and traveling across to the other hip, causing "substantial damage" to blood vessels, bones and some internal organs.

Adele brings cake to Grenfell Tower firefighters in London

May's apology came in the House of Commons where the Members of Parliament had gathered to start a week-long debate on the Queen's Speech which earlier on Wednesday had started the new session of parliament following the snap general election.

FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting

FBI Special Agent in Charge Timothy Slater said at the press conference that Hodgkinson had a piece of paper with the names of six members of Congress. Andrew Vale with the FBI Washington Field office says the 66-year-old, living out of van, acted alone. He rented out a storage unit where he kept more than 200 rounds of ammunition, among other belongings.

China 'A' shares get MSCI nod, Argentina snubbed

It will add 222 A-shares (stocks traded in China's two main exchanges, the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges) which will represent 0.7% weight in the MSCI Emerging Market Index which is tracked by USD1.6trn of funds. Most notably, China A-Shares remain on FTSE Russell's watch list and will be reviewed for possible addition to the FTSE Global Equity Index Series as a secondary emerging market at the firm's next annual review in September 2017.

Iran-made drone downed in Syria

The drone, downed near a combat outpost in the town of At-Tanf, was the second one shot down by us forces in 12 days; the downing comes as Pentagon officials are working to defuse heightened tensions in southeastern Syria. The U.S. on Sunday shot down a Syrian jet for the first time during the conflict near Raqqa after it dropped bombs near the U.S. -allied Syrian Democratic Forces, which are battling IS.

Qatar's neighbours issue steep list of demands to end crisis

Turkey fast-tracked legislation on June 7 to allow more troops to be deployed to a military base in Qatar that houses Turkish soldiers under an agreement signed in 2014. The State Department, headed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , was encouraging "all sides to de-escalate tensions and engage in constructive dialogue", Nauert said.

Sean Spicer claims he has never discussed Russian hacking with Trump

But as the event showed, it's nearly not worth the trouble. Asked during a late April interview on CBS News' "Face the Nation" whether he believes Russians meddled in the election, Mr. For his part, although he has taken a number of positions on the issue and attempted to downplay its significance, Trump has acknowledged Russian Federation likely interfered in the election.

Family of Otto Warmbier declines autopsy

First comes North Korea's nuclear and missile freeze, and then, as a second phase, South Korea will aim for the complete dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear program. Warmbier traveled to North Korea in January 2016 on a tour organized by a China-based tour operator. Many lawmakers and analysts say the next step has to be sanctioning Chinese companies that do business with North Korea.

Trump says 'we have a great relationship with China' after critical tweet

Warmbier's death ". Warmbier's family released pictures of his phone, notebook and the clothes he wore during his last trip to North Korea . Wyoming officials say the celebration of life for Otto Warmbier will be Thursday morning in the Wyoming High School auditorium.

Kovind to file nomination in presence of Modi

A low-profile Dalit leader who held various organisational positions in the BJP , Kovind, 71, was made the Bihar governor in 2015 after the NDA came to power in May 2014. On Thursday, the opposition selected Meira Kumar as its presidential candidate. Kovind said he will strive to keep the President's post above the party.

Man sets fire to memorial of slain Virginia teen Nabra Hassanen

But there's no evidence the death of Nabra Hassanen , 17, who was attacked early Sunday as she and a group of teenagers walked back to a mosque, was a hate crime, authorities in Fairfax County said. Hassanen said he immigrated from Egypt in 1987 and that he is an American citizen. "It hurts me as an American Muslim". "It could have easily happened to me".

Friend of former South Korea leader Park jailed for three years

A close friend of South Korea's former president has been jailed for three years for corruption, local media report. Choi - dubbed a "female Rasputin" by the local media - wielded huge influence over the then-president and was a key figure in the influence-peddling scandal that sparked huge street protests that led to Park's ousting.

Farmers Protest Near Thane, Block Highway, Cops Injured In Clash

Farmers have challenged the validity of the requisition order. Summary: The government wants to develop it as the state's third global airport and had begun the process of acquiring land for it. "The 7/12 (land title) extracts are held with Defence Estate Officer, Mumbai ". An assistant police commissioner was among the injured.Farmers clashed with police when they tried to disperse the crowd.

Israeli troops shoot, kill Palestinian who tried to stab them - army

In his own trip to the region last month, Trump said nurturing relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia could help produce the wider Mideast pact that former U.S. Greenblatt" to the region. He has publicly asked Netanyahu to show restraint in settlement construction, and he has pressured the Palestinians on the issues of incitement and welfare payments to militants' families.

ISIS Destroys Historic Mosque In Mosul As Iraqi Forces Close In

The IS group blew up the mosque during the celebrations of Laylat al Qadr, the holiest night of the year for Muslims. An IS statement posted online shortly after the Ministry of Defense reported the mosque's destruction blamed an airstrike by the United States for the loss of the mosque and minaret.

Ex-North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier has died

The exact cause of Warmbier's death is unclear. Wyoming officials say the celebration of life for Otto Warmbier will be Thursday morning in the Wyoming High School auditorium. North Korea will acquire the technology to deploy a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile capable of hitting the mainland U.S. "in the not too distant future", Moon said.

Ken Starr warns Trump against firing Mueller

Also unclear was whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month. In an attempt to sound upbeat and to downplay the new developments in a controversy that has now reached the Oval Office, Trump also said that "despite the phony witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great".

Trump, Saudi crown prince discuss Qatar, terror financing in call

In a major Saudi hierarchy reshuffle on June 21, the former crown prince was also relieved of all his roles, including deputy prime minister and interior minister. Earlier this month, Trump appeared to endorse the accusation that the small, gas-rich emirate funds terrorist groups, a serious allegation against a strategic US partner that hosts a base with some 10,000 American troops.

Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

The next step is for the Senate to decide to move to final passage and vote. Senators Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, Rand Paul , and Ted Cruz released a statement Thursday afternoon indicating they are "not ready to vote for a bill" but are willing to negotiate until it "will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs".

North Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'

A public memorial for Warmbier was scheduled to be held Thursday morning at Wyoming High School , officiated by Rabbi Jake Rubin, the University of Virginia campus Hillel director who traveled with Warmbier to Israel, The Times of Israel reported .

Podhoretz: GOP Dodged a Bullet in Georgia Race

Around the same time House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was declaring she had broad support to remain the top Democratic leader and jabbing back at her critics, a group of her colleagues met privately to brainstorm on whether there was a way to force her out.

Russia regrets new US sanctions, mulls retaliatory moves

With recently approved visa-free travel to Europe, Ukrainians have finally broken their historic chains to the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday. That prompted Russian Federation to change its military posture. US actions sharply devalued Washington's assertions it wanted dialogue with Moscow , the statement said.

The official Brexit negotiations have begun

Britain is "very conscious of how they will use that time sequence to pressure us, and we'll avoid that at every turn", Davis told ITV on May 14. By approaching the negotiations starting on June 19 in a conciliatory spirit, May could reach an understanding with the European Union on the agenda and agree to continue as a member of the single market for a period long enough to carry out all the legal work that will be needed.

Trump, Who Threatened Comey With Tapes, Now Says They Don't Exist

Comey earlier this month testified to the Senate intelligence committee about his investigation into alleged Russian election meddling and potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. And his embrace of birtherism, which questioned whether Obama was born in the United States and was eligible to become president, fueled his own political rise.

Grenfell Tower death toll rises to 79 - but FIVE people found alive

He said the number of people now dead, or missing and presumed dead, stands at 79. "But we need to make sure that that actually happens". "Sadly, for many families, they have lost more than one family member, and my heart truly goes out to them", he said.

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