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Armed men storm Philippine village, take hostages Armed men storm Philippine village, take hostages
- June 23, 2017

The town is in North Cotabato province in the center of Mindanao island. Over 500 people from three villages in the town were forced to flee their homes to avoid being caught in the crossfire between troops and militants, GMA News quoted a police spokesman as saying. (more...)
Donald Trump Factor' Seen In Naming Of New Saudi Crown Prince
- June 23, 2017

The article quoted extensively from an analysis by an academic at the London School of Economics, Madawi al-Rasheed, who called the new crown prince's remarks last month about Iran "a statement that ultimately amounts to a declaration of war". (more...)
Karen Handel Victory Has Silver Lining for Democrats
- June 23, 2017

After one of the most contentious and the most expensive Congressional races in USA history, Handel easily defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff 53 percent to 47 percent Tuesday night. According to CNBC , Trump won this district's presidential votes by only 1.5 points. In his speech, which lasted over an hour, Trump mocked Ossoff and the blow for Democrats, blaming the "Democratic" media for being biased against Handel. (more...)
May's deal with DUP unlikely this week - DUP source May's deal with DUP unlikely this week - DUP source
- June 23, 2017

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". The prime minister, who had campaigned with the slogan "Brexit means Brexit", softened her tone in comments released ahead of the speech. "We will work hard every day to gain the trust and confidence of the British people, making their priorities our priorities", May's ... (more...)
Egypt and Bahrain keep pressure on Qatar in Gulf crisis
- June 23, 2017

President Trump has offered to host a conciliatory meeting in the White House, according to his administration. 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 USA military base crucial to the fight against ISIS. (more...)
Philippines' Duterte says didn't seek USA support in city siege Philippines' Duterte says didn't seek USA support in city siege
- June 23, 2017

However, the growing debacle over the siege of the southern Philippines city of Marawi - now in its third week - is tarnishing his macho reputation as a man of action. A U.S. P-3 Orion surveillance plane was seen over the town on Friday. He did not say the armed forces had gone over his head but noted that, because of years of training from the United States, "our soldiers are pro-American, that I can not deny". (more...)
Kushner and Trump envoy to meet Netanyahu, Abbas Kushner and Trump envoy to meet Netanyahu, Abbas
- June 23, 2017

Netanyahu's announcement comes a day after Trump's special representative Jason Greenblatt arrived for talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials on relaunching peace talks that collapsed in 2014. Hadas Malka , shortly after arriving to Israel on Wednesday in a bid to restart peace talks. Jewish settlements in the West Bank are regarded as illegal under global law and are considered one of the main obstacles to a two-state solution, taking land claimed by Palestinians for a future state. (more...)
Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea
- June 23, 2017

Reuters said it was "unclear whether his remark represented a significant shift" in U.S. policy, but added that it was meant to "increase pressure on Beijing ahead of Wednesday's Diplomatic and Security Dialogue". " While competition between our nations is bound to occur, conflict is not inevitable ", Mattis said. Mattis said the dialogue addressed ways to narrow gaps between the two countries on the issue. (more...)
Cosby defense rests without calling the comedian to testify Cosby defense rests without calling the comedian to testify
- June 23, 2017

Because of her condition after being drugged that night, Steele said, Cosby took away Constand's ability to say no to any advances. ALLYN: More than 50 women have accused Cosby of uninvited sexual advance, but nearly all of the cases were too old to prosecute. (more...)
A change in policy toward North Korea?
- June 23, 2017

Otto Warmbier's death after returning from North Korean imprisonment is stoking outrage in Washington and threatening to overshadow high-level U.S. While his wife, who was also detained, has been sent back to the U.S., Kim still remains under detention. Given how ardently the USA had sought the cooperation of Chinese President Xi Jinping , Trump upended much of that work in 140 characters, tweeting that Chinese efforts have "not worked out". (more...)
Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse
- June 23, 2017

Justin Welby , the Archbishop of Canterbury , made the statement Thursday as the church published a review of how it handled the case of former bishop Peter Ball, who was convicted and imprisoned in 2015 after pleading guilty to offenses including two counts of indecent assault. (more...)
Gergen: Special election victories show Trump could beat Dems in 2020
- June 23, 2017

Democrats are lagging 0-4 in congressional elections this year, having earlier lost races in Kansas and Montana. "We're asking candidates in these deep, red districts to battle the Republican Party ", he said . He said: 'Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O! Last night, however, Handel beat Ossoff by 3.8 percent. (more...)
White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph
- June 23, 2017

Still, Ossoff's loss may force Democrats to retool their strategy as they look ahead to next year's midterm elections, when all of the seats in the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate will be up for grabs. For a little over an hour, the President worked to convince the crowd of supporters - some of whom donned "Make America Great Again" hats and held signs - that his administration is making "tremendous progress" back in Washington . (more...)
South Korea's Moon hopes to meet North's Kim until end of 2017
- June 23, 2017

Wednesday's discussions replace a sprawling strategic and economic dialogue held annually under the Obama administration. Tillerson's remarks followed a meeting at the State Department with Mattis, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui , chief of the People's Liberation Army's Joint Staff Department. (more...)
Indian, Pakistani troops clash on LoC - 2 jawans martyred, 1 terrorist killed Indian, Pakistani troops clash on LoC - 2 jawans martyred, 1 terrorist killed
- June 23, 2017

The Indian Army is giving a bifitting reply to the ceasefire violation that is taking place in Khari Karmara areas of the Poonch sector. Another armed intruder was injured and covering fire by Pakistan posts facilitated his extrication. (more...)
Audio tape captures fatal shooting of black mother by Seattle police
- June 23, 2017

Suddenly, one of the officers can be heard saying: "Step back, step back!" Laurie Davis, an aunt of Charleena Lyles , cries and hugs another family member as several dozen people attend a vigil outside the apartment building where Charleena lived, Sunday, June 18, 2017 . (more...)
Australia suspends air strikes in Syria
- June 22, 2017

The Pentagon statement added: "The demonstrated hostile intent and actions of pro-regime forces toward Coalition and partner forces in Syria conducting legitimate counter-Isis (IS) operations will not be tolerated". The Iranian-made Shahed 129 is the same type that was shot down earlier this month after it dropped a "dud" munition near a patrol being carried out by coalition troops and local forces. (more...)
US shifts tone in Qatar crisis, seeks Saudi answers US shifts tone in Qatar crisis, seeks Saudi answers
- June 22, 2017

Monday Qatar held war games with Turkish troops, showing off one of its few remaining strong alliances after two weeks of unprecedented isolation. Qatar's foreign minister on Sunday called on neighbouring states to lift their "blockade" of his country before Doha takes part in any negotiations on ending the Gulf diplomatic crisis. (more...)
Samajwadi Party to declare stand on Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday
- June 22, 2017

As it stands, support for Kovind's candidature has crossed the required halfway mark in the electoral college. "Then, Nitish would not have had elbow room to leave the Opposition", a senior party leader said. Kovind resigned as Bihar governor earlier in the day. If that is so, we are not interested in backing him. "This is how we look at it", Communist Party of India national secretary D. (more...)
Pakistan dominate Champions Trophy team of the tournament
- June 22, 2017

Out for 3 in the fourth over of the Champions Trophy final, he walked away from the celebrating Indians then stopped to watch the replay on the video screen. That was an aberration. The News, in a piece headlined "Champions", said, "When Pakistan was thrashed by India in its opening match of the Champions Trophy, the obituaries were already being written". (more...)