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US, China Affirm North Korean Threat, Mattis Says

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said China did not exert "so-called economic or diplomatic pressure" in its interactions with other countries. "If the USA finds that any of the Chinese companies have violated the United Nations resolution, it should point out the wrongdoings so that China can take the necessary measures to punish these companies", Lu said, adding that a gap in perceptio... [Full Article...]

Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss In the face of some fellow Democrats called for her to step down following a major defeat in a special election Tuesday, Pelosi proudly touted her effectiveness, saying she was "a master legislator" and a "strategic, politically astute leader". [Full Article...]

Ill. Man ID'd as Suspect in GOP Baseball Shooting

Ill. Man ID'd as Suspect in GOP Baseball Shooting Michael Briggs, former communications director for the Sanders campaign, told KCCI-TV that "our computer records show that he volunteers for one debate watch party in Iowa". Authorities are now at the suspect's home in Belleville, Illinois. Sue Hodgkinson said pleadingly. St. Clair County Sheriff's Office in IL has been contacted for information about Hodgkinson by authorities investigating th... [Full Article...]

Trump sent a very smart tweet before The Post's latest Russia scoop

Trump sent a very smart tweet before The Post's latest Russia scoop Friday's report also said that intelligence captured Putin's specific objective that the operation defeat or at least damage Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and help her Republican rival Donald Trump . As a result, the administration requested a legal review, which concluded that the devices could be controlled well enough that their deployment would be considered "proportional" in va... [Full Article...]

Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS targets in Syria

Russia's defense ministry on Friday said its forces launched cruise missiles from the eastern Mediterranean against Daesh targets in Syria's west-central Hama province. The staunch USA ally in September said it would widen the scope of targets in the air war against IS by allowing its pilots to strike jihadist support and logistics resources in Iraq and Syria. [Full Article...]

Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps

Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps A panel of three federal judges earlier this year struck down state house district maps drawn in 2011 by Wisconsin's Republican controlled legislature, finding the resulting districts so blatantly partisan that they denied Democrats a fair shot at electing candidates of their choosing. [Full Article...]

Obama ordered cyber 'implants' for Russian network in response to hacking

Obama ordered cyber 'implants' for Russian network in response to hacking The Post report details how the CIA's assessment that Putin was directly involved in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the United States presidential election in an effort to help Trump prompted the Obama administration to debate dozens of options for deterring or punishing Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Host Russia exits Confederations Cup after loss to Mexico

Mexico came from behind to defeat New Zealand 2-1 in its second game. However, Mexico came out reorganised for the second half and Raul Jimenez got an equaliser nine minutes into the second period. Moreno scored the stoppage-time equalizer in Mexico's 2-2 opening draw against European champions Portugal . "I have only seen Javier Hernandez on television". [Full Article...]

Israel starts work on new West Bank settlement

Israel starts work on new West Bank settlement Netanyahu said: "After decades, I have the privilege to be the prime minister who is building a new community in Judea and Samaria [the Israeli name for the occupied Palestinian territories ]". Ahead of the arrival of the two envoys, the White House urged both Israel and the Palestinians to "create an environment conducive to peacemaking". [Full Article...]

Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico

Moments later, Hector Moreno thought he had a third goal for Mexico - which would have seen them take the group lead over Portugal - but it was ruled out for offside following a video review. If you remove Cristiano, they will still remain a side with a lot of high-quality players. They also went on to lose their second game in the competition on Thursday night as Mexico beat them by a... [Full Article...]

Demands to Qatar: Close Al Jazeera, reduce Iran ties

Demands to Qatar: Close Al Jazeera, reduce Iran ties The demand is on a 13-point list issued by the United Arab Emirates, Egypt , Saudi Arabia and Bahrain - the four Arab states that cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar three weeks ago. Asked how the newsroom was handling the latest demands for its closure, Trendle said it was "business as usual". "We in the network believe that any call for closing down Al-Jazeera is nothing but a... [Full Article...]

North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM

North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM His parents decided against an autopsy , and the funeral went ahead with 2,500 mourners on Thursday . Kenneth Bae, an American who was jailed for almost two years in North Korea , told CNN he believed Warmbier could have been tortured, and cautioned other Americans against going to North Korea. [Full Article...]

Madhya Pradesh minister disqualified over corruption and paid news

Madhya Pradesh minister disqualified over corruption and paid news The complaint against Mishra was filed by former MLA Rajendra Bharti in 2009 for allegedly adopting corrupt practices in 2008 assembly elections. Mishra who is Water Resources and Legislative Affairs minister in the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government said that according to legal experts the disqualification order was "infructuous". [Full Article...]

Saudi Authorities thwarts planned attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque

Saudi Authorities thwarts planned attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque The two raids in Mecca included a raid in Ajyad Al-Masafi neighbourhood which is located close to the Grand Mosque, newswire service AP reported. "Unfortunately he started shooting towards security personnel once he noticed their presence in the area, which led to an exchange of fire before he blew himself up". [Full Article...]

GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

The Senate bill will likely include a new amendment that would add a six-month waiting period for those who fail to sign up for insurance during the normal enrollment period. Community ratings mandate that health insurers can not vary insurance premiums for individuals based on age, gender, location, or health status. He said "small tweaks" during the upcoming debate "cannot change the fundame... [Full Article...]

Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands

CNN reported that some of the demands, handed on Friday almost three weeks after Saudi Arab, United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt boycotted Qatar , may infuriate Doha and exacerbate the region's worst crisis in decades. Turkey's military support for Qatar has been matched by stepped up commercial links. As CNSNews.com reported earlier , Al-Jazeera this month published a fatwa defendin... [Full Article...]

Trump publicly doubting that Russia meddled in election

USA intelligence agencies have concluded that the Kremlin orchestrated a wide-ranging influence operation that included email hacking and online propaganda to discredit Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and help Trump, a Republican, win the White House in November. [Full Article...]

Globetrotting horse Highland Reel wins at Royal Ascot

It is hard to know where horses with the indelible courage and talent like Big Orange come from. O'Brien was typically humble about his own landmark of 300 Group and Grade One wins. Harry Angel was conceding 4lbs to Blue Point when the latter beat the selection over C&D back in May but the hope is that Clive Cox's horse will reverse the form at the revised weights having clocked a very fast ... [Full Article...]

Remnants of Cindy will bring heavy rain to start the weekend

Others are in effect in the MS and OH valleys. Danielle Clewley, a 25-year-old student out grocery shopping Friday at a Memphis supermarket, said she didn't even hear the rain overnight though she added, "my air conditioning is very loud". On the forecast track, the center will move into southeastern Arkansas early Friday, and into Tennessee later on Friday. By midday Thursday the storm had caus... [Full Article...]

President Trump claims his story about Comey tapes 'never changed'

President Trump claims his story about Comey tapes 'never changed' With Mueller investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its potential collusion with the Trump campaign - as well as possible obstruction of justice by Trump himself - the president maintained his innocence. Mr Trump ended a month-long guessing game on Thursday by tweeting that he never made and does not have recordings of his private conversations with Mr Comey. [Full Article...]


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