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Stephen Colbert Repeatedly Kicks Sean Spicer While He's Down, and Likely Out Stephen Colbert Repeatedly Kicks Sean Spicer While He's Down, and Likely Out
- June 26, 2017

But as the event showed, it's nearly not worth the trouble. Asked about reports from 16 U.S. intelligence agencies that determined the Russians indeed meddled in the United States election, the press secretary emphasised he had not spoken with Trump about the topic. (more...)
Russian, Saudi leaders discuss Qatar row in phone call Russian, Saudi leaders discuss Qatar row in phone call
- June 26, 2017

Additionally, Qatar Airways is now using longer routes to its European and North American destinations, including direct flights to the world's busiest worldwide airport in Atlanta, after Saudi Arabia , the UAE and Egypt barred Qatari flights from their airspace. (more...)
Fringe Hindu outfit slams Subramanian Swamy for criticising Rajiniknath Fringe Hindu outfit slams Subramanian Swamy for criticising Rajiniknath
- June 26, 2017

Swamy also dismissed reports of Rajinikanth's foray into politics as "media hype". The actor further said: "If the situation arises that I enter politics, I will call all of you and inform you about it", he said, leaving for Mumbai for a five-day shooting schedule of his upcoming film Kaala . (more...)
US, Russia, Iran draw new red lines in Syria US, Russia, Iran draw new red lines in Syria
- June 26, 2017

Tensions escalated on Sunday as the USA army brought down the jet near Raqqa and Iran launched missiles at Islamic State targets in eastern Syria - the first time each state has carried out such actions in the multi-sided Syrian war. "We follow their actions and we follow their words", he said Monday. Iran's missiles also have the capability of striking Israel. Said Sharif. "Obviously and clearly, some reactionary countries of the region, especially Saudi Arabia, had announced that ... (more...)
Ex-Gov. Richardson: N. Korea Must Explain Why Released American Is Comatose Ex-Gov. Richardson: N. Korea Must Explain Why Released American Is Comatose
- June 26, 2017

They said: "We want the world to know how we and our son have been brutalized and terrorized by the pariah regime" in North Korea . He said that Beijing's pledges to clamp down on the North had been "uneven", but added: "They have taken steps, visible steps that we can confirm". (more...)
Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar
- June 26, 2017

Qatar was warned by one of its most hawkish critics in the region that unless it meets the list of demands, Doha faces "divorce" from its Gulf neighbors. "It is about limiting Qatar's sovereignty and outsourcing our foreign policy", said Sheikh Saif al-Thani, director of Qatar's government communications office. (more...)
London tower toll rises to 79
- June 26, 2017

The search-and-recovery effort at Grenfell Tower is still underway with the London Fire Brigade, he said. Officials and UK Chancellor Philip Hammond have indicated that the external rain-screen cladding believed to be the cause of the rapid spread of the fire at the Grenfell Tower may have been banned under building regulations in the UK. (more...)
Chinese FM in Pakistan to offer mediation with Afghanistan Chinese FM in Pakistan to offer mediation with Afghanistan
- June 26, 2017

The Chinese Foreign Minister is now on a visit to Pakistan , during which he met President Mamnoon Hussain and made the above-mentioned statements. "We identified areas for further consolidation of the "all weather" relationship between Pakistan and the China ", he said. (more...)
U.S. shoots down pro-government drone in Syria: Defense Department U.S. shoots down pro-government drone in Syria: Defense Department
- June 26, 2017

Meanwhile, Australia's military military said on Tuesday it was temporarily halting air missions over Syria , following the shooting down of a Syrian jet by USA forces on Sunday. In another development, the U.S. military announced officially that coalition forces had killed the top cleric of so-called Islamic State (IS ), Turki al-Binali, in an air strike in Syria last month. (more...)
India shock England in opener after four run-outs
- June 26, 2017

Raj has said women's cricket struggles to get the same recognition as men's, but she believes television coverage and social-media buzz is helping. 'Defeat won't change how we play, but it keeps us honest. Bates brought up a magnificent century off 107 balls, eventually finishing on 106 not out as she and Satterthwaite (78 not out) stayed well ahead of the rate to see New Zealand home with 12.2 overs to spare. (more...)
Attack suspect charged over Finsbury Park atrocity
- June 26, 2017

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it was an attack on common values. He was reportedly pinned down by survivors of the attack until police arrived. Manchester police have reported a 500 percent increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes following the terrorist attack on the city. (more...)
North Korea Conducts Rocket Engine Test North Korea Conducts Rocket Engine Test
- June 26, 2017

Moon's office quoted the president as calling the tests important for South Korea to maintain the military capability to "dominate" its neighbor in order to preserve the peninsula's uneasy peace. In addition to the missile and nuclear programs , tensions with North Korea have spiked after the death of Otto Wambier, a 22-year-old OH native who was held in North Korea for 17 months and died after coming home unable to speak, see or react to verbal commands. (more...)
Another boost for NDA: Panneerselvam joins Nitish in backing Kovind Another boost for NDA: Panneerselvam joins Nitish in backing Kovind
- June 26, 2017

A press release issued by the AIADMK headquarters here recalled the Prime Minister calling up palaniswami, who is also party headquarters Secretary, seeking support for Kovind and said the matter was discussed on Wednesday by the high command. (more...)
Disability advocates protest outside McConnell's office over hea Disability advocates protest outside McConnell's office over hea
- June 26, 2017

The protest came on the same day Senate Republican leaders released their version of a bill that would repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health law. Protestors filled the hallway in the Russell Senate office building. One of the protesters who was arrested , Mike Oxford, told CNN that the police acted professionally and used accessible paddy wagons with wheelchair lifts to transport the protesters with mobility disabilities . (more...)
Tear gas, checkpoints greet LGBT pride in Turkey Tear gas, checkpoints greet LGBT pride in Turkey
- June 26, 2017

Activists had announced plans to gather in the city's central Taksim Square despite the ban, using a Turkish hashtag for "we march". " We are not scared, we are here, we will not change ", the Pride Committee said in a statement . Police used tear gas to disperse crowds and activists said plastic bullets were also used. Eleven activists appeared in court this week for having flouted the ban at that time. (more...)
'A Very Narrow Path' to Repeal Obama's Healthcare Law 'A Very Narrow Path' to Repeal Obama's Healthcare Law
- June 26, 2017

President Donald Trump is bemoaning what he calls "the level of hostility" that he says has stymied bipartisanship in Washington . On Friday, Sanders tweeted that thousands would die if the Senate passed its version of the health care bill as it now exists. (more...)
GOP won more votes but not consistently in districts
- June 26, 2017

The GOP ultimately fell short of winning enough seats to finally control the House, which Democrats now govern with a slim 79-72 majority. An Associated Press analysis has found that a political map-making process controlled by Ohio Republicans resulted in the party winning almost two more U.S. (more...)
837th-ranked Romero wins BMW International Open 837th-ranked Romero wins BMW International Open
- June 26, 2017

Andres Romero , playing on a sponsor's invitation, recorded his first win on the European Tour for a decade. Detry posted a closing 66 to set the target at 16 under but when Garcia three-putted the 16th and Bland missed the green on the next, the door was open for Romero. (more...)
South Koreans Hold Mass March to Denounce THAAD Weapons System South Koreans Hold Mass March to Denounce THAAD Weapons System
- June 26, 2017

The Japanese newspaper earlier claimed the Korean presidential office had refused to extend a warm welcome to U.S. Sen. The advanced USA missile defense system has been operational in South Korea since early May 2017, and can intercept ballistic missiles launched by the regime of Kim Jong-un in North Korea . (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival
- June 26, 2017

He said, "Michael, you paved the way for space for all of us..." It's been incredible. We work so hard on this festival, that you can nearly forget how good it is. Performers Run The Jewels then took the stage and thanked Mr Corbyn for his "inspiring words". While he didn't reveal who that band is, he did add: "It's not One Direction". (more...)