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ISIS blows up historic Mosul mosque
- June 22, 2017

Smoke billows as members of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service advance towards the Old City of Mosul on June 20, 2017 during the ongoing offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the last district still held by Daesh militants. In a statement posted online after the Ministry of Defense statement, IS claimed an airstrike carried out by the United States destroyed the mosque and minaret. (more...)
McIlroy looks to regain momentum at Travelers McIlroy looks to regain momentum at Travelers
- June 22, 2017

The special ceremony this morning is being held to dedicate the Memorial Garden in memory of Fishman, the former chairman and CEO of Travelers who died of ALS shortly after last year's competition. It certainly gives the players a chance after getting beat up at U.S. Open. "It feels like the first 10 years of my career is almost over, but I've still got two majors to play in so I'd like to try to finish that 10 years very well". (more...)
NORC poll: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord NORC poll: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord
- June 22, 2017

The latest survey from CBS News out Tuesday found his approval rating had hit a new low of 36 percent, while 57 percent disapproved of the job he is doing. Most Americans (56 percent) believe that the special counsel's investigation will be impartial, rejecting any assertions to the contrary, and think that the president should not do anything to try to stop it. (more...)
Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays
- June 22, 2017

President Trump has threatened to cancel them in order to bring about instability in ObamaCare marketplaces. According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , his fellow senators can look forward to receiving a draft of the much talked about, but unseen Obamacare repeal bill on Thursday before rushing into a vote prior to the July 4 congressional recess. (more...)
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan ends 'peace fast' after 28 hours Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan ends 'peace fast' after 28 hours
- June 21, 2017

Farmers are taking to the street due to their problems. The farmers' protest, which began on June 1, took a violent turn on June 6, when five persons were killed in police firing at Mandsaur . The Congress Party condemned detention of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Madhya Pradesh, dubbing the whole incident as "undemocratic". "They are not a priority for the government", BKS national secretary Mohini Mohan Mishra said, according to PTI . (more...)
Britain to hold special two-year parliament session to tackle Brexit Britain to hold special two-year parliament session to tackle Brexit
- June 21, 2017

The first round of talks will set the agenda for the next 18 months as Britain and Europe wrestle with the future. May has yet to change tack formally and doing so would risk infuriating euroskeptics in her Tory party who might still prove strong enough to scupper a deal or to topple her as leader if they believe she's backsliding. (more...)
White House discussing moving Spicer to senior communications role White House discussing moving Spicer to senior communications role
- June 20, 2017

The White House has had preliminary talks with candidates to fill the job of communications director. "So the White House press secretary is getting to a point, Brooke, where he's just kind of useless", Acosta said during an appearance on " CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin ". (more...)
J&K: 6 policemen killed in terrorists attack
- June 19, 2017

The policemen were killed when militants ambushed a vehicle carrying them Friday evening at Thajiwara - Achabal village in Anantnag district, about 65 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Many civilians also have received injuries in ongoing clashes between security forces and protesters erupted during search and cordon operation in Arwani. (more...)
Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military
- June 19, 2017

Russian state media reports Al-Baghdadi may have been killed in the May 28 airstrike near the Syrian city of Raqqa. The Russian Federation is now claiming credit for having killed the elusive ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Both attacks would have occurred after al-Baghdadi's alleged killing. On Monday, IS released an audio message from its chief spokesman, Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajer, urging supporters to carry out attacks in the United States and Europe during the Muslim holy month ... (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn could have been Prime Minister if it wasn't for Scotland
- June 19, 2017

May is under pressure after the Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's election . "It is the policy of both the Conservative party and the UK Labour party to respect the Brexit referendum result ". "We need a government that can act", said EU Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger. Our negotiations with the European Union will be stifled by parliamentary and legal challenges every single inch of the way, wasting untold time and money. (more...)
White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows
- June 19, 2017

Christopher Ruddy is seen as a confidante of President Trump, so his assertion on PBS on Monday that Trump might fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller is drawing a lot of attention. Chief of Staff Reince Preibus-considered a casualty-in-waiting in a supposedly imminent White House staff shake up-is virulently opposed to the idea, the Times reports , while Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , who is said to have supported Comey's firing, has adopted a more temperate tone toward the ... (more...)
US Navy ship collides with merchant ship off Japan
- June 19, 2017

Three aboard the destroyer had been medically evacuated to the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, including the ship's commanding officer, Cmdr. The 7th Fleet and a defense representative, who spoke at the briefing, said the sailors' families would be given the support they need at this tragic time. (more...)
North says Kim supervised test of new anti-ship missile
- June 19, 2017

The latest missile test by North Korea was of "a new-type ground-to-sea cruise rocket", the nuclear-armed country's state media said Friday. The official added that the South Korean government had assured the US that it would not revert from its previous commitments regarding the missile defense system, and that the United States had given South Korea the same assurances. (more...)
Kashmir: Bodies of Lashkar commander Junaid Matoo and two militants recovered
- June 19, 2017

Separate clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir killed 10 people - five police officers, a soldier, two civilians and two suspected rebels - authorities said on Friday, as violence in the troubled region continues to spike. Friday's attack comes despite an alert issued by police in wake of an increase in militant attacks in districts especially south of Srinagar . Local reports said that two civilians were shot dead in the army firing. (more...)
Iran's Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks Iran's Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks
- June 19, 2017

The launch of surface-to-surface medium range missiles into Syria's Deir Ezzor province comes as ISIL militants fleeing a US-led coalition onslaught increasingly try to fortify their positions there. Deir el-Zour is home to both Islamic State militants and civilians. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Shi'ite Iran also is blaming Sunni Saudi Arabia for stirring up violence. (more...)
Afghan officers killed as Taliban storm police headquarters Afghan officers killed as Taliban storm police headquarters
- June 19, 2017

The spokesperson confirmed that there were no deaths among members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission or United States troops, adding that an Afghan soldier (presumably the assailant) had been killed and another one injured. (more...)
Funeral fund raises thousands for Syrian refugee killed in London fire
- June 18, 2017

After surviving the Syrian uprising, the crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad, a bombing campaign by ISIS and the unsafe passage across the Mediterranean Sea, Mohammed Alhaj Ali died scared and alone in a burning London apartment tower. (more...)
Erdogan warns Turkey opposition chief over 'justice march' Erdogan warns Turkey opposition chief over 'justice march'
- June 18, 2017

Earlier arrest warrants were issued by USA law enforcement for 12 bodyguards of the Turkish president. The New York Times reported last month that Dereci travelled to Washington with his cousin. Some of the protesters were holding the flag of a Syrian Kurdish militia, which Mr. Erdogan and his government say shows them to be supporters of P.K.K. (more...)
64 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump's performance 64 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump's performance
- June 18, 2017

Only 5 percent of self-identified Democrats said he has the temperament for the office, while 68 percent of self-identified Republicans said he does have the proper temperament. While 51 percent of Democrats hold a favorable opinion of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 43 percent of Republicans share that view. Eighty percent of Republicans rated Trump's job performance positively. (more...)
Cuba Denounces Trump Move To Roll Back Obama-Era Opening
- June 18, 2017

The Cuban government has rejected the newly-announced U.S. policy towards the country and said that any attempt to change the political system on the island would be "destined to fail". "I am totally sure that this is much better that what Obama did", said Lopez, who arrived in the U.S.in 1960. USA farmers can continue selling their crops to the Cuban government . (more...)