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Suspected NKorea drone photographed US missile-defense site
- June 22, 2017

A North Korean soldier defected to the South on Tuesday after crossing the heavily fortified border that divides the two countries, the defense ministry said . The photos, taken by the drone camera, included those of two mobile launchers and the radar of the USA missile shield that were installed on April 26. (more...)
United States pushing China to rein in companies that deal with NKorea
- June 22, 2017

The meeting of top USA and Chinese diplomats and defence chiefs was held a day after President Donald Trump said Chinese efforts to use its leverage with Pyongyang had failed, raising fresh doubts about his administration's strategy for countering the threat from North Korea. (more...)
1 winning Powerball ticket sold in California worth $447M
- June 22, 2017

It is also located near an off-ramp to a freeway. If you've been to California lately and you bought a Powerball ticket while you were picking up a sandwich and a beer - you might be in luck. "We will not know who California's latest Powerball victor is until at least Monday morning at 8 a.m". The estimated prize is based on a victor choosing an annuity, which pays off over 29 years. (more...)
Qatar Diplomatic Crisis Continues To Reverberate Across Middle East Qatar Diplomatic Crisis Continues To Reverberate Across Middle East
- June 22, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke on Tuesday by phone with his Qatari counterpart, a Pentagon spokesman said, without disclosing the details of their discussion. President Donald Trump changed course on Qatar Wednesday, a day after praising a move by other Gulf nations to sever diplomatic relations with Doha , which hosts a U.S. (more...)
London fire could delay deal between UK PM May's Conservatives and DUP
- June 22, 2017

The Conservatives won 318 seats out of the 650 in last Thursday's vote, meaning they now require support to govern and have chosen the eurosceptic Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ), which has 10 seats, for that. Meanwhile, the EU and United Kingdom government confirmed that Brexit Secretary David Davis and European Commission chief negotiator Michel Barnier will meet in Brussels on Monday. (more...)
Qatar Airways voted the Best Airline of 2017 Qatar Airways voted the Best Airline of 2017
- June 22, 2017

During a glitzy awards ceremony Tuesday at the Paris Air Show , Qatar Airways was named " Airline of the Year ", by the worldwide air transport ratings group, Skytrax. "We are in that pre-evaporation phase where we're just seeing the bubbles", said Michael Kamel, airline advisor for PricewaterhouseCoopers. They are the real champions. (more...)
Russia probe: Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel Russia probe: Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel
- June 22, 2017

Johnson said he was "not pleased" about Homeland Security's exclusion from the DNC's response. ( Johnson left his post in January, when President Donald Trump was inaugurated.) At the other end of the Capitol complex, Samuel Liles, acting director of DHS's cyber division; Jeanette Manfra , DHS's acting director of national protection; and Assistant FBI Director Bill Priestap, head of the bureau's counterterrorism division, testified about much the same thing in front of the ... (more...)
Perez's grand slam lifts Royals to 6-4 win over Red Sox
- June 22, 2017

Xander Bogaerts and Sandy Leon each drove in a pair of runs for Boston, which got plenty of production from a lineup missing Pablo Sandoval , Dustin Pedroia and Mitch Moreland to various injuries . Red Sox lefty Drew Pomeranz worked 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and six hits. "I tried to go inside and the ball just ran back over", Kennedy said of the homers. (more...)
Protest marches held in Darjeeling, normal life crippled Protest marches held in Darjeeling, normal life crippled
- June 22, 2017

Army troops conducted flag marches while the Central Reserve Police Force and state police personnel have been deployed across the hills to tackle any violence by the GJM. GJM supporters in the Naxalbari area - around 65 kilometers from Darjeeling - reportedly beat up tea garden workers, however, the party denied the allegation. (more...)
Georgia race finally heads to voters; DC watching closely Georgia race finally heads to voters; DC watching closely
- June 22, 2017

They need to flip 24 GOP seats. A RealClearPolitics average of polls gives Handel, 55, a 0.2-point edge over 30-year-old Ossoff. The suburban Atlanta district has traditionally swung Republican, though trends have begun to shift. The county looked into the posts, Barron said, but could not verify them. But despite all the money spent on the Georgia race, Ossoff may end up falling below Clinton's numbers in the 6th District. (more...)
Major League Baseball reviewing Anthony Rizzo home plate collision Major League Baseball reviewing Anthony Rizzo home plate collision
- June 22, 2017

The inconsistent Chicago Cubs hope to build on some momentum from a successful weekend on the road. San Diego Padres starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Chicago. (more...)
Accused by Police of Passive Corruption, Brazil's President Threatens His Accusers Accused by Police of Passive Corruption, Brazil's President Threatens His Accusers
- June 22, 2017

Temer is the latest lawmaker to be probed as part of the so-called "Car Wash" investigation , which over three years has uncovered corruption among Brazil's political and business elite. Temer's "the head of the most unsafe criminal organization in the country", according to meatpacking billionaire Joesley Batista, who secretly recorded the alleged hush money discussion as part of a plea deal to escape prosecution over his own corruption charges. (more...)
National MP Todd Barclay taps out of Parliament National MP Todd Barclay taps out of Parliament
- June 22, 2017

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters went further, saying that English and former Prime Minister John Key had been complicit in hiding illegal activity. He left without answering any questions. Prime Minister Bill English says "he's made a very hard decision for a young politician, but I think it's the right one". (more...)
Student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury
- June 22, 2017

In addition to sanctions under the U.N. Security Council resolutions, the North said, the USA continues to invent different kinds of its own punitive measures, even targeting its "supreme dignity". Bill Richardson, a former USA ambassador to the United Nations, called for an investigation into what happened to Warmbier leading to this "tragic situation". (more...)
Pentagon blew $28M on wrong uniforms for Afghan troops Pentagon blew $28M on wrong uniforms for Afghan troops
- June 22, 2017

Army's Battle Dress Uniform ... could save U.S. taxpayers between $68.61 million and $71.21 million over the next 10 years", it added. They then showed those patterns to Afghanistan's defense minister at the time and he " liked what he saw ". (more...)
Qatar signs $12 billion deal to buy F-15 jets from US
- June 22, 2017

The crews of the two vessels were received by Qatari navy officers, QNA said , citing the statement from the defence ministry. Trump said on Friday he backed the Saudi-led movement because Qatar has historically "been a funder of terrorism at a very high level ". (more...)
Trump gives up on Chinese help on reining in North Korea
- June 22, 2017

Following the death of 22-year-old college student Otto Warmbier, Americans' ability to travel to North Korea could change. Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear program have failed, President Donald Trump said today ratcheting up the rhetoric over the death of an American student who had been detained by Pyongyang. (more...)
U.S. forces shoot down another Iranian drone in Syria U.S. forces shoot down another Iranian drone in Syria
- June 22, 2017

Instead we dithered and they continued to test American resolve while the USA position in Syria grew weaker even as the likelihood of conflict increased. The U.S. has conducted three airstrikes over the past month against those forces. That means intimidating the US into inaction while they crush opposition forces. (more...)
Security high at Brussels stations after man exploded device
- June 22, 2017

Belgian authorities have been reacting to the incident and a spokesperson from the federal prosecutor's office, Eric Van Der Sypt said , "This is considered as a terrorist attack". Police in Belgium have raided the home of the attack suspect who was killed at the Brussels Central Station and took bags full of evidence with them. (more...)
Tully to run for Ipswich Mayor Tully to run for Ipswich Mayor
- June 22, 2017

Earlier, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said Mr Pisasale should resign from the ALP and concentrate on his defence. Mr Pisasale was known as "Mr Ipswich" after becoming one of the city's most readily identifiable figures. The QT also understands the charges are not related to an incident last month when Paul Pisasale was stopped at Melbourne airport with $50,000 in cash. (more...)