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ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 12 killed in Peshawar blast, police say


Bilour suffered serious injuries and was shifted to the hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The blast occurred near the vehicle of Bilour in Yakatoot area of Peshwar. The bombing came hours after the Pakistan military spokesman warned about security threats ahead of the national elections. Haroon Bilour was ANP candidate for the upcoming general elections from provincial assembly constituency PK-78. Read More »

UAE supermarkets recall frozen food following killer listeria outbreak in Europe


Listeria is found widely in the environment, but is particularly risky for pregnant women and their unborn babies, and can cause death in people with compromised immune systems. Food Standards Australia New Zealand has named 10 frozen vegetable products which pose a listeria risk. They detected the same strains of L. monocytogenes have been detected in frozen vegetables produced by the same Hungarian company in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Read More »

Supreme court nominee: Trump to announce Kennedy replacement


A source close to the White House told us he has a flawless record. U.S. Court of Appeals Judges Raymond Kethledge , Brett Kavanaugh , Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman are all in the running as final candidates. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said Trump's choice "could have a bigger effect on Americans' daily lives than any justice in our lifetime". Hardiman serves on the same court as Maryanne Barry Trump, which is based in Philadelphia. Read More »

Turkey sacks thousands of civil servants


Incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be sworn in on Monday and announce his new cabinet. After two years, many were expecting an announcement lifting Turkey's state of emergency, rather than Sunday's further tightening of the screws. Read More »

Deputy minister: British government steps could bring new dynamic to Brexit


Otherwise, they believe a disorderly no-deal Brexit beckons - with all the consequences they think that will have in the United Kingdom and across the EU. Just 48 hours ago, the former Vote Leave leader's position was that while May's customs plan, which would keep us bound by European Union rules in perpetuity, was a "turd", he was still willing to sell it. Read More »

US May List Tariffs On $200 Billion More Chinese Products


High-level talks between the two countries starting in May failed to deliver a breakthrough to head off a trade war. "Unfortunately, China has not changed its behavior - behavior that puts the future of the USA economy at risk". Beijing immediately retaliated with similar duties on US exports. "The Trump administration is gambling that by wielding such a big club, it will force China to back down", said Edward Alden, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Read More »

President Trump Has Made His Supreme Court Nominee Decision


Trump introduced Kavanaugh as "a judge's judge" and cited his "proven commitment to equal justice under the law" in his announcement Monday night live from the East Room of the White House . Mueller III. He is also former law clerk to Kennedy, as is Kethledge. During her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee , Barrett was questioned about her religious beliefs. Read More »

Divers re-enter cave as Thai rescue restarts


GETTYThailand cave latest update: Will the football coach be last to leave? Bancha Duriyapan told a news conference punctuated by applause from the dozens of Thai and foreign journalists and others in attendance. Officials lavished praise on the Thai and worldwide divers who executed the unsafe rescue mission, guiding boys who can barely swim and have no diving experience through a treacherous 4-kilometer-long (2 1/2-mile) escape route that twisted and turned and rose and fell inside the ... Read More »

A quick look at the "final four" Supreme Court candidates


The finalists are believed to be four federal judges: Brett Kavanaugh , Raymond Kethledge , Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman . Kavanaugh , who lives in the Maryland suburbs, serves on the U.S. "Republicans are holding four lottery tickets, and all of them are winners", Graham said. This morning, Casey's office released a statement followed by a series of tweets stating his opposition to President Donald Trump's selection for the United States Supreme Court. Read More »

Four boys out of Thailand cave, rescue operations to begin soon


Officials lavished praise on the Thai and worldwide divers who, in pairs of two, executed the risky rescue mission, guiding the boys, who could barely swim and had no diving experience, through a treacherous 4-kilometer-long (2 1/2-mile) escape route that twisted and turned through the cavern. Read More »

EU’s Tusk criticizes Trump over attitude on European allies


Only eight of the 29 NATO members are expected to reach the target of spending 2 percent or more of their GDP on their armed forces this year, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in February. "NATO has not treated us fairly but I think we will work something out". Donald Trump has waded in to the chaos engulfing British politics, saying that the United Kingdom is in "turmoil". Read More »

Widow of Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo leaves China for Berlin

Chinese authorities have insisted Liu Xia, who has not been formally charged of any crime, has been free to move as she wishes. Johnny Lau, a political commentator in Hong Kong, said he believed the authorities had let Liu Xia go to avoid her case sparking a "surge" of pressure on China around the July 13 anniversary of Liu Xiaobo's death . Read More »

Trump Picks Brett Kavanaugh As Supreme Court Nominee


The president's announcement from the East Room of the White House during prime time television hours began with an expression of gratitude for Kennedy's service-then he announced a former Kennedy clerk to take the justice's spot, judge Brett Kavanaugh . Read More »

Several hurt in air crash north of Pretoria


ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said that ER24 paramedics‚ along with several other services‚ were now on the scene treating and triaging the injured. Once treated, the patients will be transported, as well as airlifted by the ER24 medical helicopter, to nearby hospitals. Read More »

French investigators say EgyptAir 2016 crash caused by 'fire' not bomb


Three of those on board were children, including one infant, and three of the crewmembers were security personnel. Egypt's public prosecutor today denied reports that a cockpit fire may have caused a 2016 Paris-Cairo Egypt Air flight crash, reiterating that forensic information had shown traces of explosive materials on the victims' bodies. Read More »

New Jersey mother survives DE crash that killed husband, 4 daughters


She said the auto came to rest on the median, while the pickup truck continued to travel southbound in the northbound lanes and was hit by a minivan carrying the New Jersey family. Laysha Stinger says the family was very kind and generous. News outlets identify her as 53-year-old Mary Rose Ballocanag . Sources close to the family told Eyewitness News that Audie worked as a postal worker while Mary Rose is a nurse at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Read More »

Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson as UK Foreign Secretary


Davis resigned late on Sunday, saying he was not willing to be a "reluctant conscript" to her plans that were agreed by the whole cabinet on Friday. She told Sky News: "I'm happy to hear it will be published on Thursday". She also said that the government had no intention of extending Article 50, which is a notice of intention to leave the European Union, and that there will not be a second national vote on this Brexit deal. Read More »

1 killed when helicopter crashes into Virginia homes


According to troopers, a 911 call was received at 4:42 Sunday afternoon for the aircraft crash into the residential community on Settlement Drive, right off Ironbound Road. No other information has been released. On its website, the Robinson Helicopter Co., said its R44 models are "high performing, reliable and easy to maintain". Read More »

YouTube aims to crack down on fake news, support journalism


For example, YouTube search results prominently showed videos purporting to "prove" that mass shootings like the one that killed at least 59 in Las Vegas were fake, acted out by 'crisis actors'. Currently, the Top News and Breaking News features are launched in 17 countries, including the U.S., U.K., France, Italy, Japan, India, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, and Nigeria. Read More »

'We do not agree' on Brexit plan with outgoing ministers: May

She said she and the two departed ministers "do not agree about the best way of delivering our shared commitment to honouring the result of the referendum" in which United Kingdom voters opted to leave the EU. It would also necessitate the imposition of a border in Northern Ireland-a red-line issue for the European Union, and something May has committed to avoiding. Read More »

WhatsApp embarks on media blitz to combat fake news flurry


The false mesages circulating in India are making people violent. It urged the users to be careful and double check the facts before sharing a post . And if you are accustomed to "receiving links" you surely have noticed that when your contact sends you a link, you get a preview of the page's contents. Read More »

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Resigns Over Brexit

He has always supported a so-called "hard Brexit ", which supports relinquishing access to the bloc's single market in exchange for full border control. May named one of her most loyal ministers, Jeremy Hunt, to replace Johnson in the job of Britain's top diplomat. "How can anyone have faith in the prime minister getting a good deal with 27 European Union governments when she can't even broker a deal within her own Cabinet?" he asked. Read More »

Trump nominates conservative Kavanaugh to Supreme Court


Schumer said on CBS's "This Morning" that Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh is fulfilling two of Trump's campaign promises, "to undo women's reproductive freedom and to undo ACA", referring to the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare. Mr Kennedy sometimes joined the liberal justices on key rulings on divisive social issues like abortion and gay rights, a practice his replacement may not duplicate. Read More »

Trump administration will miss deadline to reunite separated parents, children


But only 56 out of about 85 children under five who are eligible for reunification will have been reunited with their parents by the Tuesday deadline . In a series of tweets responding to the Trump White House's complaints about the "extreme" deadline, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) noted that what is truly extreme is the administration's inhumane family separation policy that made such a court-ordered deadline necessary. Read More »

Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary


PM May managed to guide her cabinet on Friday into supporting Number 10's stance for Brexit negotiations, which has seen the government water-down some of its so called "red lines" in order to spur on the talks after they stalled in June when officials were unable to satisfy Brussels' demands around the Northern Irish border. Read More »

Trump says Putin meeting may be ‘easiest’


Some diplomats fear that Trump will threaten to pull troops out of Europe without more spending on defense, despite USA denials. "Very Unfair!" Trump wrote in a second Tweet. If Putin and Trump agree to restore the full complement of diplomatic staff, it would be the symbol of a new start, Reuters said. Trump has been far friendlier to Putin, saying the men have a range of issues to discuss and that he's "fine". Read More »

How President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Change the U.S.


And that's exactly what the administration wants to make sure business groups know. "Throughout legal circles he's considered a judge's judge, a true thought leader among his peers", Trump continued. "Both Justice Kennedy and Justice Scalia were appointed by a President who understood that the best defense of our liberty and a judicial branch immune from political prejudice where judges that apply the Constitution as written". Read More »

Torrential Rains Claim Nearly 100 Lives In Japan


Nearly 2 million people were still subject to evacuation orders, while tens of thousands of rescue workers battled mud, water and rubble to search for survivors stranded in their homes. "We can not take baths, the toilet doesn't work and our food stockpile is running low", said Yumeko Matsui, whose home in the city of Mihara, in Hiroshima prefecture, has been without water since Saturday. Read More »

Dissident Liu Xiaobo's widow 'allowed to leave China'

Wu said he spoke to Liu Xia's older brother, Liu Tong. Liu Xia's friend, meanwhile, told Kyodo News that she wanted to leave China together with her younger brother, but that was not permitted. However, some anxious she may not feel safe to speak about her life in China over the past decade, since her brother still lives in Beijing. Hua Chunying, a Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman, said that Liu's travel to Germany for medical treatment was "of her own free will". Read More »

Turkey's New Era: Turkish President Erdogan takes oath of office


But Erdogan faces immediate challenges posed by Ankara's faltering bid to join the European Union and tensions between the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally. Critics say the new system lacks accountability, and puts far too much power in the hands of an increasingly autocratic figure with no checks and balances. Read More »

China May Be 'Exerting Negative Pressure' on North Korea, Trump Says


Practically, assuaging Kim's security fears could require risky choices for the United States and its North Asian allies, such as rolling back America's nuclear umbrella or pulling back its troops in South Korea. The US president tweeted a suggestion that China "may be exerting negative pressure" on North Korea because of an escalating trade dispute between the US and China. Read More »

Trump nominates conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court


He has another potential advantage: he serves with Judge Maryanne Trump Barry - the president's sister - on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. Bush. But a woman's right to choose may be at the center of the Senate's confirmation hearings. "We have one chance", he said. Trump is seeking to shift the balance of the court further to the right. Read More »

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee

Leonard Leo , a vice president at the Federalist Society who is on leave to assist Mr. Trump, said the chance to nominate a second jurist in two years is the president's prize for making the Supreme Court a major selling point in the 2016 presidential race. Read More »

"We deserved better": Cherchesov commented on the match Russia-Croatia


The U.S. president's spontaneous approach to negotiations, and the inscrutable style of the Kremlin leader, make predicting the outcome of the summit with any accuracy close to impossible. Lothar Matthaus, Germany's world cup-winning captain in 1990, also lauded the world cup in Russian Federation saying it is one of the best tournaments he has seen in the last 40 years. Read More »

Trump Administration Opposes Major Breastfeeding Resolution

It simply said that mother's milk is the healthiest option for babies, and countries should seek to reduce inaccurate or misleading advertising about infant formula. The measure was introduced , however, once Russian Federation stepped in. A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency involved in modifying the resolution, told The Times the agency wasn't involved in the threatening of other countries. Read More »

Sanctions to remain until North Korea 'final' denuclearisation: Mike Pompeo


Mr. Pompeo conducted the talks Friday as a follow-up to the June 12 summit in Singapore between President Trump and North Koran leaders Kim Jong-un. NORTH Korea has called high-level talks with a United State delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "extremely regrettable", contradicting Washington's account of how the meeting in Pyongyang went. Read More »

Train derails in Turkey, scores dead and injured


Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs, and Communications Ahmet Arslan said during the same meeting that routine controls on train rails, which have to be done once a year, had been made on April. The train derailed in a village in Tekirdag province. The train involved in the accident appeared to be one of the slower passenger trains travelling on a single track railway. Read More »

Did Trump ever want to sit down with Mueller?


On Friday, Giuliani told the New York Times that Mueller would only get his interview with the president if he could satisfy the White House that he had evidence that Trump had committed a crime. "We wouldn't be lawyers if we would do that". The New York Times earlier reported that Kasowitz had written two letters to Mueller in June 2017, and published one in which he categorically rejected the idea that Comey's firing could constitute obstruction of justice. Read More »

Iranian women post videos of themselves dancing in support of arrested teenager


On Friday, a state television network aired a video in which the girl acknowledged that she was breaking moral norms, but insisted that it was not her intention. Blogger Hossein Ronaghi said, "People would laugh at you if you tell anyone in the world that [in Iran] they arrest 17-year-olds and 18-year-olds for dancing, being happy and being handsome, for spreading indecency, and instead paedophiles are free". Read More »

Kane spurred on by England's World Cup class of '66


And Kane is thrilled to be held up as the figurehead of the team, even if his pregnant fiancée can not be with him in Russian Federation to join the celebrations. "Without a doubt", Maguire said, "Gareth straightaway set his..." The Gunners hero came back with a positive report but revealed Arsenal were concerned about the player's mobility. Read More »

India’s Supreme Court rejects death sentence appeal in 2012 gang rape


Dismissing the plea for the recall of the May 5, 2017 verdict upholding the death sentence, Chief Justice Dipak Misra , Justice R Banumathi and Justice Ashok Bhushan said that the petition lacked grounds for a review. The victim succumbed to her injuries two weeks later at a hospital in Singapore. The Supreme Court in May past year upheld the Delhi High court order of death penalty to four convicts Mukesh, Pawan, Vinay and Akshay. Read More »

Kremlin statement says Vladimir Putin 'proud' of Russia's World Cup 'heroes'


Trump pivoted, taking aim at European Union trade barriers to the United States: "On top of this the European Union has a Trade Surplus of $151 Million with the USA, with big Trade Barriers on US goods. "We are seeing Russian Federation with malign activities on so many fronts right now, especially the hybrid area where they are through social media sowing discontent and even false information to try to divide our allies and take them away from the West and toward some dissidents and then ... Read More »

Hurricane Beryl's remnants could reform over Bahamas, forecasters say


The Carolinas could see their first hurricane of the season on Monday, as Tropical Storm Chris strengthens. Chris is the third tropical system of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit had warned people to respect an island-wide curfew and remain indoors. The storm probably won't bring any wind or rain, but Schroeter said a cold front moving in tomorrow will help keep temperatures low during the week. Read More »

British woman dies after Novichok poisoning, Europe News & Top Stories


British police said they believe Sturgess and her partner, Charlie Rowley, must have handled a container of the substance and been exposed to a "high dose". The UK government previously blamed Russian Federation for the poisoning of the Skripals in March and say the nerve agent used was a type developed by Russian Federation. Read More »

Duterte vows to quit if shown selfie with God


The President said after the "terrible" incident in school, he created his own God who values justice and fairness. I believe in one supreme God... He added: It will be fruitful if it leads to President Duterte pursuing a categorical commitment to stop the killings and disinformation, and respecting human rights and democratic institutions. Read More »