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Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15

Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15 Earlier, Medical Superintendent of the District General Hospital, Parachinar, Sabir Hussain, said that at least 25 people are killed and over 100 others injured in the blasts. Baluchistan government spokesman Anwar ul Haq Kakar said the blast happened near the office of the inspector general of police when officers stopped the vehicle to search it near a checkpoint. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong: Stocks flat, investors ponder China MSCI inclusion

Hong Kong: Stocks flat, investors ponder China MSCI inclusion Investors dumped shares of one listed unit and bonds of another, unlisted one amid speculation about the group. "In our opinion, this evidence alone makes China a very compelling market to consider", Bush added. For instance, Oliver pointed out that GDP services for the first time recently broke above 50% or domestic consumption is finally making a major role in economic growth as compared to ... [Full Article...]

UK PM May welcomes Trump's pick for US ambassador: spokeswoman

UK PM May welcomes Trump's pick for US ambassador: spokeswoman If the Senate confirms Johnson's nomination, his brother, Christopher Johnson , will step in as the team's chairman and CEO and oversee the Jets' daily operations. Donald Trump has confirmed he will nominate billionaire businessman Woody Johnson as U.S. ambassador to the UK. He originally supported Jeb Bush in the 2016 election, but he chose to back President Trump when Bush's White House aspirat... [Full Article...]

Barack Obama ordered 'cyber bombs' for Russian network after hacking

Barack Obama ordered 'cyber bombs' for Russian network after hacking Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly - and often tauntingly - denied that his government interfered in the 2016 USA presidential race. The letter was only for the eyes of Obama and three of his senior aides and wasn't even included in his daily briefing so it could be kept as secret as possible. [Full Article...]

After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List

After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List The Interior Department says it's going to end 42 years of federal protection for the Yellowstone grizzly bear . While the rest of the grizzlies around the continental US who are under protection will remain on the list , alongside the endangered wood bison and Yosemite toad, Yellowstone's furriest creatures will have to wait on their fate. [Full Article...]

Australia to resume airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria

Australia to resume airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria It was an Iranian-made Shahed 129 and was thought to be armed and in firing range of United States troops. Neither official could say for sure whether either of the two drones that the USA has shot down in southern Syria flew out of that base, but both said it was likely. [Full Article...]

Iran Marks Quds Day With Anti-Israel Rallies

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani along with other senior Iranian officials took part in the Tehran rally. "We are here to express our hatred against Saudi Arabia , Israel and America", said Zahedi, 57. Authorities unveiled a large countdown panel at Palestine Square in central Tehran , displaying the number of "days left before the destruction of Israel". [Full Article...]

Solar stocks on fire in newest Trump trade

We're talking about the southern border , lots of sun, lots of heat. One of the main issues with the president's unpractical idea of building a border wall between Mexico and the USA has always been its massive cost . He also joked it would mean Mexico "will have to pay much less money" to build the structure. The report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), howe... [Full Article...]

Spicer Won't Comment on His White House Future

However, White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, actually provided a reason as to why Spicer wasn't speaking to the media that often. Even if the Trump administration decides to return to recording the press briefings , Sean Spicer probably won't be the one on camera at the infamous podium anymore. [Full Article...]

Sears to close more stores, including 2 in the Houston area

Sears to close more stores, including 2 in the Houston area The chain, which has struggled to compete with online retailers, closed 150 stores in January with an additional 65 shutting down two weeks ago. It said it will begin liquidation sales next weekend and that the stores are expected to close by mid-September. [Full Article...]

United Nations chief seeks $8 billion for South Sudan refugee crisis

United Nations chief seeks $8 billion for South Sudan refugee crisis Guterres told reporters at the Imvepi Refugee Reception Centre in the Arua district of northern Uganda. He said he had later accompanied many of them across the border with the hope that the their new country would live in peace. "I was marking World Refugee Day with South Sudanese refugees that were singing with joy because they were going back home soon", Guterres, who was then UN High Commi... [Full Article...]

Kovind files nomination in presence of PM, NDA CMs

Asked about Nitish Kumar's decision, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad said it was "not a fight of personalities, but that of ideology". With Congress choosing Meira Kumar , daughter of late Babu Jagjivan Ram a Dalit strongman of Bihar against Kovind, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar finds himself in a tight spot. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders Calls GOP Health Care Bill 'Most Harmful' Ever

According to the event's registration, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will visit Columbus to try and convince Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Republicans to vote against the proposed health care legislation. They say in a statement that they are open to negotiation before the full Senate considers the measure. "I look forward to examining this new proposal carefully and reviewing the analysis ... [Full Article...]

London's Grenfell tower fire started with faulty fridge: Scotland Yard

The fire destroyed the massive apartment complex, Grenfell Tower on June 14. "The initial tests on equivalent aluminium composite tiles failed also", said Met Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack, who is overseeing the investigation. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation inquiry: I'm under investigation

Even though Trump was told by former FBI Director James Comey earlier this year that he was not personally under investigation, officials tell the Post that changed shortly after Comey's firing. Trump admitted in an interview with NBC News' Lester Holt days after Comey's ousting on May 9 that the Russian Federation investigation influenced his decision to terminate him. [Full Article...]

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is BJP's Presidential nominee

Any attempt by these parties to challenge Kovind's candidature can be interpreted and portrayed by the BJP as an "anti-Dalit" and "anti-poor" move. But with now Kumar's nomination, parties now can choose whom they wish to support without upsetting sensibilities or going against party idealogies. [Full Article...]

EU, Britain possible to strike 'fair deal'

EU, Britain possible to strike 'fair deal' Mr Barnier said it was important to tackle uncertainties caused by Brexit . Pro-EU advocates say British ex-pats living in other European countries are still able to do so thanks to the EEU's right of free movement, which means EU members can not bar or expel citizens of other EU states. [Full Article...]

Qatar signs $12-bln deal with U.S. for 36 F-15 jets

Qatar signs $12-bln deal with U.S. for 36 F-15 jets US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and representatives from Qatar met on Wednesday to seal the agreement, a source familiar with the deal told Reuters . It also hosts the largest U.S. military base in the region. So far, the dispute between Doha and nations led by Saudi Arabia has yet to shake that partnership, though cracks are showing in responses from Trump and his administration. [Full Article...]

Vandals set fire to memorial to slain Virginia teen Nabra Hassanen

Jonathan Solomon, a 24-year-old from SC, was arrested and charged with "attending or kindling bonfires", according to the Metropolitan Police Department. A vigil and prayer service Tuesday night at the impromptu memorial was followed by iftar - the daily meal after sunset to break the daily fast that many Muslims observe during the holy month of Ramadan. [Full Article...]

DUP talks not going as expected - Sky sources

DUP talks not going as expected - Sky sources Donaldson said local media reports that his party was asking for 1 billion pounds ($1.27 billion) to be spent on health and a further billion to be allocated to infrastructure was "wild speculation and wide of the mark". It is not on Queen's Speech day. He said the Irish government's focus would be on the rights of British and Irish citizens to "travel, live, work, study, reside, access heal... [Full Article...]


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