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Political Commentator Continues TV Interview, Unfazed by Cat Jumping on His Head


The interview was about the removal of Poland's top Supreme Court Justice. At one point the moggy wrapped his tail around Dr Targalski's face - but the academic was still unperturbed. Unfortunately for the world, Targalski's interview was pre-taped so the footage of Lisio crawling up his arm never actually aired on TV. The clip was viewed 483,000 times as of Monday afternoon. Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders try to focus on Afghanistan and Ukraine following Trump row


In a series of tweets from the Belgian capital, Mr. Trump said, "Presidents have been trying unsuccessfully for years to get Germany and other rich NATO Nations to pay more toward their protection from Russian Federation". I think he's right about the spending levels. In his remarks, that outraged many in the USA and upset his European allies, Trump said that countries like Germany depended too much on Russian gas for their energy supplies. Read More »

Stormy Daniels is arrested at an Ohio strip club, Michael Avenatti says


An Ohio law known as the Community Defense Act, passed in 2007, prohibits anyone who is not a family member from touching a nude or semi-nude dancer. The patron is not believed to have been detained. reached out to Sirens who refused to comment. While exact details of the performance have yet to be released, the answer may lie with a decade-old OH state law, the Community Defense Act. Read More »

Iranians express outrage over arrest of teenage for Instagram dancing clips


The video which went viral in the recent weeks showed her without a headscarf which is essential to wear in the Islamic republic. "It wasn't for attracting attention", she said. Iran has already blocked access to many social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter , YouTube, and the Telegram messaging app . Millions of Iranians continue to use the sites through proxies and VPNs. Read More »

United Kingdom set to publish Brexit plan that sparked rebellion


Any deal that Theresa May acquires with the European Union will have to be voted through Parliament before being implemented, and the MP for North East Somerset has suggested her Chequers deal won't make it through Parliament. "We are supporting Theresa for PM". "If anyone in the Conservative Party is then thinking about voting that down, that is the point at which they are going to endanger everything they have been trying to achieve". Read More »

U.S. proposes tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese imports


He said: "Chinese equities were amongst the worst performers today, with the Shanghai Composite dropping 1.8% after the US Trade Representative set out the $200bn of Chinese imports on which it intends to impose a 10% tariff". 'Given China's likelihood of retaliation, it's also billions worth of new tariffs on American exporters'. The trade confrontation between Washington and Beijing has been escalating for months, despite Trump's repeated statements that he has a good relationship with ... Read More »

Incredible operation in pictures: All 12 boys, coach rescued from Thailand cave


The authorities had previously denied the children were drugged but Prayut Chan-o-Cha confirmed that they had been given an anxiolytic "to make them not excited, not stressed". "When I visited them, I also told them to be good citizens". The 12 Thai boys and their coach are now being treated in hospital after their dramatic three-day rescue. Read More »

North Korea's Ri Su Yong visits Moscow

His top deputy, who took the meeting in Kim's absence, said his boss was out of town without revealing what was more important than a sit-down with the top USA diplomat. Trump did not give any sense of when he might give the CD to Kim. Instead, North Korea appears as though it's conducting business as usual. When Trump announced the United States would halt joint military drills with South Korea, he backed his controversial move by citing the "tremendous" costs of such exercises. Read More »

Nevada judge halts use of drug in planned execution


District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez said the Nevada Department of Corrections can't use midazolam , a sedative produced by pharmaceutical company Alvogen Inc. Alvogen said that Nevada law is clear that it is an offence to obtain a controlled drug "by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception, subterfuge or alteration". Read More »

Fans thank England for 'making nation dream'


Croatia , according to ESPN . The Croatians become the smallest nation to contest the World Cup final since Uruguay, who won the tournament in 1950 when the nation had a population of around 2.4 million. "I think people should recognise that I'm one of the best defenders in the world and not talk nonsense". He said: "I just feel so disappointed". Croatia will be hoping to avoid that fate when they take on France in Moscow on Sunday. Read More »

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Racked Up Huge Debt Buying Nationals Tickets


Justice Kennedy was the sole Republican appointee who sided with the court's four Democratic appointees to uphold the constitutional right to procure an abortion . John McCain , R-Ariz., a year ago in voting against Republican ACA repeal efforts. "And, frankly, I think it's pathetic that one issue like that would cause an otherwise really outstanding person to have the Democrats go against them". Read More »

Thailand cave rescue: Saved boys 'in good health' as rescue effort continues


But bringing out the remaining four boys and their coach could take more than one operation, Narongsak warned. Last Friday, an ex-Navy SEAL died while placing oxygen tanks along the 4.7-kilometer (2.9-mile) evacuation route. " All eight are in good health, no fever . everyone is in a good mental state", Jedsada Chokdamrongsuk, permanent secretary of the public health ministry, told reporters Tuesday at Chiang Rai hospital where the boys were recuperating. Read More »

Trump brands Germany a "captive of Russian Federation", days before he meets Putin


President Donald Trump harshly criticized Germany on July 11 for buying vast amounts of energy from Russian Federation while relying on the United States to deter the threat of Moscow's threatening geopolitical ambitions. Germany is the largest economy in the EU. Germany's energy relationship with Russian Federation has long frustrated Washington and Eastern Europe, who fear that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that bypasses the Baltic nations and Poland could be used to cut them off from ... Read More »

British woman dies after exposure to nerve agent in Amesbury, U.K.


Dawn leaves behind her family, including three children, and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this extremely hard time", Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the head of UK Counter Terrorism Policing said . "As I've said before, there is no evidence that either Dawn or Charlie visited any of the sites that were decontaminated following the attempted murders of Sergei and Yulia Skripal ", Scotland Yard's counterterrorism chief Neil Basu announced Monday . Read More »

Iran official says USA sanctions will 'undoubtedly' affect economy


He would be trying to assure Paris, London and Berlin of "alternative oil supplies " in case of a boycott of Iranian oil sales, according to the report. The Chabahar port is considered a gateway to golden opportunities for trade by India, Iran, and Afghanistan with central Asian countries in the wake of Pakistan denying transit access to New Delhi . Read More »

World Cup semi-final England v Croatia


Paul Sealey, who is visiting the area, said: "The team will do all in their power to win". In a World Cup replete with set-piece goals, a corner again proved decisive when Umtiti timed his run perfectly to meet Antoine Griezmann's delivery six minutes into the second half. Read More »

At NATO, Abrasive Trump Accuses Germany of Being Russian 'Captive'


Trump mentioned, is cashing in on his lobbying prowess to ease the project through Berlin as chairman of the Nord Stream 2 consortium and chairman of Russian energy giant Rosneft. EU President Donald Tusk stepped up to the fight with his own salvo against Trump on Tuesday, telling him to "appreciate your allies" and reminding him Washington that Europe had come to its aid following the 9/11 attacks. Read More »

Pound crocodile caught by Australian rangers after decade-long hunt


Tourists swim, canoe and take cruises in the gorge among freshwater crocodiles, a different species that are small, timid and rarely harm humans. An elusive monster crocodile, thought to be one of the biggest on record, has been captured in the Northern Territory after a decade-long game of hide-and-seek. Read More »

Facebook to be fined £500K says UK Information Commissioner

Facebook has been hit with a maximum possible fine for allowing political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica to harvest the information of millions of people without their consent. "We are at a crossroads ", said information commissioner Elizabeth Denham in a statement . The tech giant is accused of not properly protecting user data and not disclosing properly how people's data was harvested by others. Read More »

Israel 'not ruling out' eventual ties with Syria's Assad


The drone , which had also overflown Jordan and appeared to have been unarmed and designed for surveillance, was downed near the Sea of Galilee at the foothills of the Golan Heights, said Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus. Read More »

Husband dies on honeymoon after colliding with wife on zip line


The couple citizens of Israel, 24-year-old Yigal Tishman and 27-year-old Shif Franken, held in Honduras on their honeymoon , which ended in tragedy. "The young man complained that he could not breathe". The cruise line offers a zip-lining excursion in Roatan called the "Extreme Caribe Zip Line Tour". "Swoop above exotic plants, giant African Palms and handsome landscapes", reads the Royal Caribbean online description of the zip-line tour, which consists of 12 zip lines, double gliding ... Read More »

Trump claims Germany is 'totally controlled' by Russian Federation

Still, it's significantly more than the next closest country. Trump said: "We're protecting Germany, we're protecting France, we're protecting all of these countries". "The strength of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is that despite these differences, we have always been able to unite around our core task: to protect and defend each other, because we understand that we are stronger together than apart", Stoltenberg said. Read More »

Manafort treated as prison ‘VIP’ with his own bathroom, shower, and phone


Furthermore, prosecutors said Mr. Manafort has his own bathroom and shower, a self-contained living unit - instead of a cell - that is larger than other inmates' space and he is not required to wear a prison uniform. He had asked for a postponement until after a separate trial in Washington , D.C., where he faces similar charges. "There is a strategy to it, even in failure, but there's a hope in it". Read More »

Ontario woman accidentally steals auto from Walmart parking lot

Then the rental agent turned into an investigator and took her to retrace her steps, which first led them to the Walmart parking lot where they found the Nissan still parked. It was the manager at the auto rental company who finally pieced together what had happened. " She drove around and did her daily business in this stolen vehicle for two weeks ", MacKay said. Read More »

Markets tumble as global trade war flares up


China's Commerce Ministry called the new wave of US tariffs "totally unacceptable" and vowed to protect its core interests. Proposed tariffs on another US$200 billion of Chinese imports have been rolled out with Beijing vowing to retaliate. Read More »

American woman killed in Mexico after U.S. issues travel warnings


The city prosecutor's office believe the men meant to target a bouncer working at a bar in the area when Ms Mirutenko was struck in the head by a bullet. Her mother, Natalie Mirutenko, said Tatiana was an inspiration who lived with "passion and fire in her heart". Mirutenko was a senior investor relations analyst at biopharmaceutical company, Nektar Therapeutics in San Francisco. Read More »

China vows retaliation for latest US tariff threat

Chinese electronic components used to run computer networks and secure critical internet connections are the big target in the Trump administration's new plan to expand tariffs, but the proposed levies will also hit fish, furniture and lighting fixtures. Read More »

Safdar surrendered like a lion: Maryam Nawaz


Meanwhile, Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam on Saturday said she and her father will return to Pakistan on July 13. Earlier in the day, Safdar had reportedly vowed to surrender from an undisclosed location. "Let me make it clear that the law enforcement agencies will arrest Nawaz and Maryam at the airport to implement the court's order", he said. In 2016 the Panama Papers exposed links between several members of the Sharif family and offshore companies that were allegedly used to ... Read More »

Former Trump chauffeur sues, claiming years of unpaid OT


Noel Cintron , 59, who said he served as Trump's driver for more than 20 years, alleges that Trump did not pay him the time-and-a-half overtime wages required under NY state law. His salary was then raised to $68,000 in 2006. In addition, Cintron is alleging that he only received pay increases on two occasions in the past 15 years. Read More »

Theresa May presses on with Brexit plan after high-profile resignations


May, having finally signalled her vision for Brexit , spent two hours in parliament defiantly defending the plans and called for Brussels to engage fully or risk the damaging prospect of Britain leaving the bloc with no deal in place. "The Prime Minister can't deliver Brexit and has zero authority left". A Downing Street spokesman confirmed that if pushed to a confidence vote, May would not resign. Read More »

Man harasses woman over Puerto Rico shirt, says it’s ‘un-American’


Footage of the incident, which took place last month, resurfaced online in recent days and one Facebook post with the clip had almost 2 million views at time of publication. "You should not be wearing that in the United States of America". Then he gets in the woman's face, demanding to know if she's a citizen. The world is not going to change the United States of America. Read More »

Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years over Egypt insults video


In may of this year a tourist recorded a video about your spoiled holiday in Egypt and was soon arrested at Cairo airport while trying to leave the country. She said she faced verbal harassment, launching a scathing attack at the bank's employees, which then prompted the bank to file a lawsuit against her. Read More »

Haiti suspends fuel price hike after protesters riot


On Sunday one Haitian, Alphonse Charles, expressed both the frustrations and the sense of fatalism felt by many of his countrymen. "I ask for your patience because our administration has a vision, a clear program", Lafontant said in an announcement on state television. Read More »

Turkey swears in President Erdogan

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attended the inauguration ceremony of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan , who was sworn in for a new presidential term, assuming sweeping powers he won in a referendum past year and sealed in a hard-fought re-election victory two weeks ago. Read More »

Zsa Zsa dies two weeks after winning title


Although her final weeks alive were spent travelling and making television appearances, Zsa Zsa spent over half her life in a puppy mill before she was rescued by a non-profit organization and adopted by Brainard. "We were all saying our goodbyes". "She's been staying over at my dad's house". He says she appeared fine the day before, so it was a shock. Brainard and Zsa Zsa drove for 30 hours from their home in Anoka, Minn., to compete in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the ... Read More »

Supreme Court hearing on Section 377 to continue today


The determination of order of nature is not a constant phenomenon. Justice Chandrachud said Section 377 had a "chilling effect" on public service employment, which naturally may extend to the private sector. The bench on Monday had rejected the Centre's plea to defer the hearing. On the second day of the hearing of the petitions challenging the provision, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta revealed that the Centre will not contest the challenge to Section 377. Read More »

Liu Xia, widow of dissident Liu Xiaobo, allowed to leave China


If I can't leave, I'll just die at home. She had been under house arrest by Chinese authorities since 2010, raising concern that she was suffering severe physical and psychological distress. Patrick Poon, a China researcher for Amnesty International , said Liu Xia is "a very important example of how international pressure still can work on human rights cases in China" at a time when many believe lobbying the country on such issues is futile. Read More »

Facebook faces United Kingdom fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Damian Collins said the Information Commissioner's Office concluded that Facebook "contravened the law by failing to safeguard people's information". The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) today announced that the social media giant will be fined £500,000 for breaching data protection laws. Read More »

British man poisoned with Novichok nerve agent regains consciousness


They warned the public not to be alarmed. "A dedicated phone line is up and running for anyone who has any concerns or information relating to this incident". Several sites have been cordoned off. A police officer stands in front of screening erected behind John Baker House, after it was confirmed that two people had been poisoned with the nerve-agent Novichok , in Amesbury, Britain, July 5, 2018. Read More »

United States has launched "biggest trade war in economic history", says China


China really has been stealing many of America's most valuable ideas. Companies are also including exit clauses in their purchase contracts with US suppliers, Reuters reported in March . China's exports to the United States increased by 5.4 percent in the first half, 13.9 percentage points slower than the same period previous year, customs data showed. Read More »

8 rescued from Thai cave, but 5 remain trapped


Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha was visiting all eight in the nearby hospital that they were helicoptered to, he said. " More personnel" were being used than on Sunday. The extraction of those remaining is expected to take another two to four days, depending on conditions. Once that task is complete, the boys are then handed over to a team of specialist who are assisting them through the remainder of the cave, much of which they can wade through. Read More »