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What is NATO and why is President Trump slamming it?


On Thursday, Trump told a press conference in Brussels Russian President Vladimir Putin is not an "enemy" but rather a " competitor ", according to Time . NATO , a pillar of the global order, emerged from a two-day confrontation with President Donald Trump on Thursday intact but distracted and shaken, a further challenge to the alliance as it faces an expansionist Russian Federation and growing authoritarianism among some of its own members. Read More »

United Kingdom police: Novichok could last 50 years in sealed container


Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. "He is in a critical but stable condition, and is now conscious", she said. Rowley, 45, woke up on July 10, two days after his partner, Dawn Sturgess, 44, died in the hospital after coming into contact with the same nerve agent that nearly killed ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in March. Read More »

Russians indicted in Mueller investigation


The 12 alleged Russian intelligence officials were indicted as part of the ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in United States politics, Rod Rosenstein , the deputy attorney general, was due to announce at a press conference in Washington. Read More »

Trump hopes to reach agreement with Putin on nuclear proliferation

On spending, he said "we are stepping up as never before, allowing USA spending to go down", and there was a "new sense of urgency due to president Trump's strong leadership on defence spending". At Thursday's press conference, he repeated an incorrect claim that the U.S. "pays for 70 to 90% of NATO". "So I would imagine that's what they will do, but maybe they will take a little bit of a different route". Read More »

Ancient tomb discovered on construction site in Egypt


Egyptian archaeologists are preparing to open a huge black sarcophagus unearthed in Alexandria , the city founded by Alexander the Great and where the legendary conqueror himself may be buried. Scientists also came across an alabaster head of an unidentified man who could be the person inside the sarcophagus. Other recent finds include an ancient cemetery in Egypt with more than 40 mummies and a necklace containing a "message from the afterlife". Read More »

A BLIMP depicting Donald Trump as a baby flies over Westminster


He complained that the soft Brexit plan was a contentious move against the US because the European Union "is very bad to the United States on trade". Trump had been using the time on the podium to alleviate concerns over protests during his time in the United Kingdom, saying that he was well liked, when he included Ireland in the United Kingdom pool. Read More »

Area MPP leading Tory rollback of Ontario sex-ed curriculum


There are more than 7,500 convenience stores in Ontario, according to the Ontario Convenience Store Association, of which 50% are family-owned. It does not introduce new promises but highlights key pledges from Ford to pull out of the cap-and-trade system and fight what his government calls "oppressive" taxes, including the imposition of a federal carbon price. Read More »

Uhuru loses followers, Raila gains in Twitter purge

Congress president Rahul Gandhi lost a large number of followers on Twitter , say reports. "Follower counts are a visible feature, and we want everyone to have confidence that the numbers are meaningful and accurate", said Twitter in a blog. Read More »

Elderly man beaten bloody thanks passer-by as arrest is made


While Rodriguez - who was interviewed by investigators - wasn't able to remember much about the incident, he was able to identify his attacker in the video. "But that's not true", he told CNN about the woman's allegation, through tears. 'I'm not qualified to say she deserves five years or 10 years - that's not going to heal anything or heal me. Read More »

Donald Trump 'fine' with protests as United Kingdom visit begins


Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May takes part in a press conference during the Western Balkans Summit 2018 at Lancaster House in London , July 10, 2018. "I think he is a great representative for your country", he said. "I think that's why Brexit happened". The Trumps had earlier arrived at Stansted with their sizeable entourage. Read More »

Thai Navy SEALs Share New Cave Rescue Video


They were found dishevelled and emaciated but alive on a muddy ledge 4km inside the cave nine days after they went missing. Even before all 13 people had been brought out, U.S. "It was mostly a matter of clambering through mud, which was very tough", Ben Reymenants said. Ivanhoe Pictures president John Penotti announced that the company has received permission by the Thai government and Navy to adapt the real-life worldwide headline-making ordeal as a movie. Read More »

Week-old baby killed, dozens injured after tornado hits North Dakota city


A male baby was severely injured when the storm hit his family's home and later died in hospital, the McKenzie County Sheriff's Office said in a statement late on Tuesday. He says his house about half a mile from the park has some shingle and siding damage from the storm. Residents were being allowed into the park Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

Canada 'caught in the crossfire' of US-China trade dispute


The ministry said it "solemnly protests" the latest tariff list published by Washington, calling it "totally unacceptable". China's commerce ministry said on Wednesday it was "shocked" and would complain to the World Trade Organisation, but did not immediately say how it would retaliate. Read More »

Blast sets off fire outside Egypt's Cairo airport


He has not offered any additional information. "Because of high temperature, one of the petrochemical vessels exploded", the spokesman said in a statement on Facebook. Egyptian state television is reporting that a fire raging as a result of the explosion had been brought under control. Various sources are claiming that the explosion was from a fuel tanker near the airport, indicating that the incident might be an accident rather than foul play. Read More »

Trump tweets friendly letter from Kim Jong Un


Kim continued by expressing confidence that "the strong will, honest efforts and unique approach" to bring about a new future between the US and North Korea would "come to fruition". North Korean officials didn't show up for a planned meeting with USA counterparts to discuss returning the remains of American war dead, South Korean media reported , in the latest sign of tensions between the two sides. Read More »

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Stormy Daniels

The adult film actress who is suing President Trump over an affair she says she had with him was arrested at an OH strip club for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while onstage, Daniels's lawyer, Michael Avenatti , tweeted . Read More »

Taiwan spared as Typhoon Maria weakens


Eighty-six teams made up of around 1,500 workers from Fujian Expressway Group are on standby to fix any damage caused by the typhoon while local firefighters prepared for rescue missions, the report added. Television images showed trees felled overnight and blocking some roads in the mountains north of capital Taipei. The center said a total of 3,430 people had evacuated their homes in nine cities and counties by Wednesday morning to avoid landslides triggered by heavy rainfall. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif will be arrested once he lands in Lahore, warns minister


Recent opinion polls suggest PML-N has lost its lead nationally to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ( PTI ) party of arch-rival Khan, whose anti-corruption message has resonated with many Pakistanis. The country will hold general elections on July 25. " WE ARE WINNING " Sharif's return comes at a time of dwindling fortunes for his party, which one year ago was considered a run-away favourite to retain power. Read More »

Dozens killed in Japan floods


Operations were under way to dig out and clear up after the devastating floods and landslides that engulfed entire neighbourhoods. Around 23,000 people are now in evacuation centers after fleeing the historic deluge and 73,000 disaster response workers have been recruited to assist in rescue efforts. Read More »

Poland: Trump's tough talk on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation good for eastern flank


Trump said the best was for the European allies to spend money on defence was to buy U.S. military equipment. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Brussels , Belgium on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, to attend the NATO Summit. "I think it's fair to say that here in my office the team recognized what was coming and the importance of speaking out on it from my perspective and from the district's perspective", Curtis told Fox 13. Read More »

Police officer resigns ahead of hearing on Puerto Rico shirt incident


Earlier this week, the parks department confirmed that Trybus was charged with simple assault and that the investigation into the incident was ongoing. "It's up to each and every one of us to present a better model to demonstrate with our own actions how to treat each other with more respect", he told reporters Thursday. Read More »

Thai Soccer Team Shown Safe in Hospital in First Footage Since Rescue


The boys and their coach are now recovering in Chiang Rai Hospital. Desperate attempts to free the trapped "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach from a flooded Thai cave were hindered by wild weather and low oxygen. "The screams started coming because the main pumps failed and the water started rising", one of the divers said. Finally, on July 2, the boys aged between 11 and 16 were found by British divers around four kilometres inside the cave. Read More »

German court: Catalan politician can legally be extradited


Puigdemont is one of 13 separatist leaders accused of rebellion, four of whom are in self-exile in various European countries. The court argued that the nearest German equivalent, high treason, was not applicable as Puigdemont had not caused or instigated violence. Read More »

Trump Says He Expects to 'Get Along' With Putin at Summit


He may deny it, ' Trump said. "I let them know that I was extremely unhappy", he said, but added that the talks had ended on the best of terms: "It all came together at the end". He said the allies had confirmed their intention to meet the goal of 2 per cent by 2024 and no more. " NATO is as vital today as it ever has been and our commitment to it remains steadfast", May said Tuesday, according to Reuters. Read More »

Speaker Ryan issues warning to ex-FBI lawyer defying subpoena


In response, House Judiciary Chairman Robert Goodlatte said Page has known for months about an interview, and the committee will use "all tools at our disposal" to obtain it. When he returns to Capitol Hill for Thursday's hearing he will be speaking publicly about the messages for the first time. The 11-hour-long meeting with Strzok was part of Congressional Republicans' skepticism for the FBI's past investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server and the current Mueller probe ... Read More »

Second Suspect Arrested in XXXTentacion Murder for Pulling the Trigger


Investigators say Boatwright was initially arrested last week on an unrelated drug charge. "The rapper was an up-and-coming young artist, with his second album titled "?" debuting at No. "They were able to get another piece of this investigation, made an arrest of someone already in custody and yesterday they added a first degree murder charge to him". Read More »

Woman, mechanic die during sex in her garage, source says


Multiple news outlets have reported that Hargrave and the mechanic were allegedly having sex when overcome by the fumes, but law enforcement authorities have not officially confirmed that information. "As I tried to step to open the last garage door, I see the mechanic; he's laid out", Johnson told WABC . Newark police spokesperson Catherine Adams said the deaths "appeared to be accidental". Read More »

Watch Peter Strzok's House Judiciary Testimony Live


Strzok further went on to emphasize that no text he sent would ever influence his conduct in an investigation against the president, and that Republican attempts to undermine the FBI were a "victory notch in Putin's belt". "I acknowledge that is absolutely their right, that is what makes our democracy such a vibrant process that it is", Strzok said. The controversial texts first came to light in December, when it was revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller dismissed Strzok from his ... Read More »

Return of war dead from North Korea could take years of digging

However, officials say it could be months before excavations can begin and years until the remains are identified. McKeague said no new remains had been returned since the Trump-Kim talks. The two sides had been expected to discuss at the Korean Peninsula's demilitarized zone the return of US troop remains from the 1950-1953 war - an arrangement that the State Department had announced after Secretary Mike Pompeo's visit to Pyongyang last Friday and Saturday. Read More »

Homeless artist with no arms accused of stabbing tourist


Police arrested a Florida man with no arms after he allegedly stabbed a tourist in Miami Beach Tuesday tonight. "I came for a vacation", Coronado told the Miami NBC station."I just said, 'do you know where this is?' but as soon as I talked, the only thing he reacted was - he just cut me". Read More »

US President Donald Trump arrives in United Kingdom for four-day visit


In London , protesters will float a 20-foot-long giant baby Trump blimp outside Parliament. He arrives about a year and a half after Prime Minister Theresa May invited him for a state visit, an invitation that was met intense opposition in the United Kingdom - nearly 2 million people signed a petition to rescind the invite. Read More »

USA says all eligible youngest children, families reunited


One adult had a falsified birth certificate, one was accused of abusing the child who had been brought across the border, one was being treated for "a communicable disease" and one had planned to house their child with an adult who had been charged with child sexual abuse. Read More »

Court docs: Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club after fondling officers


Avenatti said Daniels was arrested during a sting operation. Columbus Police confirmed to the Columbus Dispatch the law is rarely enforced in the state of OH despite being on the books for the past 11 years. Another officer in the back of the club went to get backup before arresting Daniels, who was released on bond early Thursday. "Are you kidding me?" Stormy Daniels is pictured during an interview with Anderson Cooper about her alleged affair with Donald Trump . Read More »

Fact Check: Trump's Claims On NATO Spending


Earlier Thursday, Trump called out US allies on Twitter as he attended a second day of meetings with leaders of the military alliance. But Trump seemed to be anxious to do a victory lap after his antics this week, and that meant the world got to see the Full Trump at a news conference in a way we haven't seen in some time. Read More »

‘I think they like me a lot in the UK’

A campaign is also underway to get "American Idiot", a 2004 song by the United States punk rock band Green Day, to the top of the UK Singles Chart. Trump will travel by helicopter once there, making it unlikely he'll see protests firsthand. Read More »

Brexit campaigners seek to harden May's European Union plan next week


He says the Brexit "dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt", and that Britain is "headed to the status of a colony", having to swallow European Union writ without "any ability to influence these laws as they are made". "Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of all". Patel and the ING team say that United Kingdom politics will be the greatest influence over expectations for Bank of England monetary policy during the months ahead, as the UK's future relationship with the European ... Read More »

Pune Man With Longest Fingernails Finds Hand Disabled After Cutting Them


Prior to getting his nails cut, 82-year-old Chillal's fingernails measured a total of 909.6 cm (29 ft 10.1 in) - the world record for the longest ever fingernails on a single hand. He had not cut the fingernails on his left hand since 1952. His thumbnail, the longest of the set, measures an incredible 197.8cm (77.8ins). Due to years of growing his nails and their weight, his left hand is permanently handicapped; he can not open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers. Read More »

Papa John's Founder Schnatter Resigns as Chairman After Using Racial Slur


The mayor of Jeffersonville, Mike Moore, ordered the name John H. Schnatter to be removed from a gym which was renamed in his honor a year ago after he gave $800,000 toward its renovation. Papa John's did not refute the report Wednesday, but issued a statement saying that it "condemns racism and any insensitive language, no matter the situation or setting. Read More »

How are you marking Donald Trump's United Kingdom visit?


President Donald Trump's upcoming visit by launching a major police mobilizationaimed at containing what organizers have dubbed " The Carnival of Resistance ". However, media coverage may well be dominated by footage of the "Trump baby" balloon as it soars above the iconic Houses of Parliament for a two-hour spell. Read More »

Donald Trump: 'Nato is much stronger than it was two days ago'


Following the summit in Brussels , Trump is set to spend three days in the United Kingdom before travelling to Helsinki for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "We had a fantastic meeting at the end". US Turkish relations have recently been strained because of issues ranging from Syria to Iran, but some diplomats say the two leaders - both criticised for their polarising politics - have established a bond. Read More »

Israel closure of vital Gaza commercial border takes effect


The crossing, known as Kerem Shalom, is to remain closed until further notice. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the decision to shut down the border was taken in coordination with the country's defence minister. "There will be additional steps which I won't detail", he added. Gaza medics say 136 Palestinians have been shot dead. "Therefore, Hamas calls on the worldwide community to act immediately and prevent this crime and its unsafe consequences". Read More »