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BMW Denies Cheating on Emissions Tests BMW Denies Cheating on Emissions Tests
- July 26, 2017

The service also applies to the Porsche and Volkswagen models that are fitted with the same types of engines and will be carried out free of charge for all customers. Daimler reportedly remains under investigation, sources have told Der Spiegel . VW's plea agreement with the government requires that the carmaker commit no other crimes and cooperate with any USA investigation related to the emissions of its vehicles. (more...)
Snooty, the world's oldest captive manatee, dies Snooty, the world's oldest captive manatee, dies
- July 26, 2017

He noted that he's not calling for the now standing Confederate monument to be destroyed, rather moved and replaced with one in honor of Snooty, Bradenton's official mascot. Snooty was such a unique animal and he had so much personality that people couldn't help but be drawn to him. Snooty drowned after becoming stuck in the life support maintenance area at his home at the South Florida Museum Sunday, just two days after celebrating his 69th birthday . (more...)
European Union urged to call off Turkish accession talks European Union urged to call off Turkish accession talks
- July 26, 2017

In July 2016, a failed military coup took place in Turkey, leaving over 240 people killed and some 2,000 injured. "We have taken steps on this subject with Russian Federation". These issues included elements "fundamental to our relationship and the aspirations of the people of Turkey and the European Union ", she added. My husband Ali and my dear friends Peter and Ozlem are in jail", said Laressa Dickey, Ali Gharavi's wife.
"He is a attractive soul and we thank you for your support. (more...)
VW exec expected to plead guilty for Dieselgate, could get 169 years VW exec expected to plead guilty for Dieselgate, could get 169 years
- July 26, 2017

It is also unclear if he will agree to cooperate with prosecutors as a condition of his plea, although that is typical in such agreements. In an email to AFP, the Justice Department confirmed the plea deal, but there were no further details released on its substance of the agreement. (more...)
Footage Released of US Soldiers Shot Dead at Military Base in Jordan Footage Released of US Soldiers Shot Dead at Military Base in Jordan
- July 26, 2017

The three Army Green Berets were killed when their convoy came under fire upon entering the al-Jafr air base in southern Jordan on November 4. Al-Tuwayha said that he shot in self-defense, believing the base to be under attack. The were no indications that Tawaiha had links with extremists or held anti-American views. A Jordanian military court sentenced the soldier responsible for the shooting, 1st Sgt. (more...)
Libyan Rivals Agree on Text Calling for Cease-Fire and Elections Libyan Rivals Agree on Text Calling for Cease-Fire and Elections
- July 26, 2017

Initially hailed as a breakthrough, analysts said later the meeting was fruitless. The encounter is not expected to resolve the knotty problems of Libya , politically fractured and awash in militias and human traffickers preying on migrants who use the Libyan coast as a jumping off point to Europe, mainly Italy. (more...)
Iran urges release of detained citizens in US Iran urges release of detained citizens in US
- July 26, 2017

Chief Justice Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani argued Sunday that the US had imprisoned Iranian nationals and seized sizeable Iranian assets in flagrant violation of global law. "You are keeping our innocent citizens in gruesome prisons". Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Washington of holding Iranians on "charges of sanction violations that are not applicable today. (more...)
Medio Oriente: Erdogan, musulmani difendano Spianata delle moschee a Gerusalemme
- July 26, 2017

Lo aggiorna la agenzia di stampa palestinese Maan, senza fornire per il momento altri dettagli. Pretendono il ritorno alle condizioni ante 14 luglio, non vogliono né le telecamere né le barriere metalliche, che poi sono semplici transenne removibili. (more...)
Three Israelis reportedly killed, one wounded in West Bank stabbing attack Three Israelis reportedly killed, one wounded in West Bank stabbing attack
- July 26, 2017

His father said he believes his son was motivated by a desire to protect the "honor" of the Jerusalem holy site. The army says the attacker killed a man and two of his children, while a woman was wounded. On Saturday morning, Israeli troops searched the assailant's family home in the West Bank village of Kobar and detained one of his brothers, the army said. (more...)
Woman Allegedly Tried To Kidnap Baby From Man Who Offered Her Ride Woman Allegedly Tried To Kidnap Baby From Man Who Offered Her Ride
- July 26, 2017

Saturday. Police say a 52-year-old man was driving down Washington Street in Rochester, New Hampshire Saturday morning with his one-year-old daughter, when he saw Joanne Shaw walking down the street. A report from the Strafford County Community Corrections program said Shaw's mother recently obtained temporary guardianship over Shaw's 6-month-old son "due to concerns for her declining mental health". (more...)
Israel removes controversial metal detectors from Jerusalem holy site Israel removes controversial metal detectors from Jerusalem holy site
- July 26, 2017

On Friday , Arab neighborhoods around the Old City of Jerusalem became the scene of clashes between Israeli police and Muslims, which gathered near the Old City to go to the Temple Mount and pray in Al-Aqsa mosque. Israel installed the detectors earlier this month after two Israeli policemen were killed near there. It said the measure would "ensure the security of visitors and worshippers" at the holy site and in Jerusalem's Old City and the police presence would increase in the area ... (more...)
Gov't seeks alternative to metal detectors to end crisis
- July 26, 2017

Earlier, heavy machinery and workers could be seen heading to the entrance of the site. The king called on Mr Netanyahu to remove the metal detectors . The clashes left at least four Palestinians killed and dozens more injured. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet voted to remove the metal detector gates after a meeting lasting several hours convening for a second time on Monday after it had broken off discussions a day earlier. (more...)
Violence and diplomatic upheaval over the al-Aqsa mosque
- July 26, 2017

Six people are dead after Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land's most contested shrine boiled over into violence. Disputes over the 37-acre (15-hectare) walled, hilltop platform in Jerusalem's Old City have triggered several major confrontations in the past. (more...)
Psychiatry Group Allows Members to Comment on Trump's Mental Health Psychiatry Group Allows Members to Comment on Trump's Mental Health
- July 26, 2017

It's just that "we don't want to prevent our members from using their knowledge responsibly", adds the former leader. "Since Trump's behavior is so different from anything we've seen before". Goldwater lost the presidency to incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson but won a lawsuit after suing the magazine for libel. Many have pointed to narcissism, paranoia, poor attention and impulsivity as mental health afflictions that are impairing his ability to be president. (more...)
Jordan, Israel at loggerheads over embassy shooting Jordan, Israel at loggerheads over embassy shooting
- July 26, 2017

Israel faced mounting pressure Monday over tougher security at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a shooting at its embassy in Jordan raised further concerns following a weekend of deadly unrest. Overnight Sunday, the Foreign Ministry called on the staff in Amman to come home, but Jordanian officials refused to authorize the exit of the security guard - and most of the diplomatic staff chose to stay on in solidarity. (more...)
Premier League transfer spending is 'totally unsustainable', warns Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy Premier League transfer spending is 'totally unsustainable', warns Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy
- July 26, 2017

Obtaining minutes for players will be the primary objective on the US tour, but Spurs will want to display their UEFA Champions League credentials against a strong side. Porto right-back Ricardo Pereira, who spent the last two season on loan at Nice, is a rumoured target for Pochettino, but he may have a ready-made substitute for Walker in the form of the Kyle Walker-Peters or Kieran Trippier, who were deployed on the right side of defence in the last outing. (more...)
Trump, Lebanese leader pledge solidarity against terrorism Trump, Lebanese leader pledge solidarity against terrorism
- July 26, 2017

The meeting comes at an important time for Hariri, whose government is supporting the fight against ISIS and does not support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. When asked, Trump declined to offer a position on possible tighter sanctions against Hezbollah. Trump commented during an appearance with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, whose country is burdened by an influx of refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria and who is counting on continued US assistance to help manage that burden. (more...)
Alice Cooper's 'forgotten' Warhol found after four decades in storage Alice Cooper's 'forgotten' Warhol found after four decades in storage
- July 26, 2017

Alice Cooper apparently just realized that he has had a valuable original Warhol lying around for decades, which he forgot about, because it was the early '70s and-according to his manager-"It was a rock'n'roll time, none of us thought about anything". (more...)
Sect. of State Tillerson is 'taking a little time off' Sect. of State Tillerson is 'taking a little time off'
- July 26, 2017

He was upset, however, by fierce internal criticism from Trump , as well as his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and White House aide Sebastian Gorka, over the decision, said another US official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Tillerson reportedly found the remarks "unprofessional", according to CNN . But politicians and oil tycoons have assured them that, despite their disappointment with the administration, Tillerson will not resign before the end of this year. (more...)
Mormon sect leader with 25 wives & 146 kids convicted of polygamy Mormon sect leader with 25 wives & 146 kids convicted of polygamy
- July 26, 2017

Each man faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison . "Twenty-seven years and tens of millions of dollars later, all we've proved is something we've never denied", Blackmore said. The sect has been based for almost 60 years in the remote, mountainous region of British Columbia near the U.S. border where the community grows, raises or hunts its own food and runs a barter economy. (more...)