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Trump renews war of words with London's Muslim mayor

If Johnson and Trump are kindred spirits politically, Khan this week authorised a plan by protestors to float a six-metre (19-foot) inflatable of a distinctly orange nappy-clad baby bearing Trump's face above London's Parliament Square on Friday. Read More »

World's ugliest dog dies weeks after winning title


The dog mum said she named Zsa Zsa after the Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, as the pup enjoyed lounging on the couch "like a lovely model". When her body was returned to his owner's house on the same day, Brainard, her husband Jesse and 15-month-old daughter Mareslie held an intimate farewell ceremony for the English bulldog . Read More »

Trump meets with Theresa May after candid British tabloid interview


In the meantime, the United Kingdom wants to remain part of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) and is also seeking full participation in Joint Intelligence Teams (part of Eurojust), also discussing future migration relations. "She wanted to go a different route", he told the paper . The lack of divergence on rules in the farming sector is one of the main concerns of Tory MPs opposed to May's plan, and they will see Trump's statement as proof that the Brexit plan will indeed thwart a trade ... Read More »

Ousted Pakistani PM Sharif, daughter arrested after arriving home


Sharif reportedly refused to sit in the vehicle of the Rangers to get to the airport terminal. More than 300 leaders and members of the PML-N have been detained in a widespread crackdown on the party's activists in Lahore ahead of Nawaz and Maryam's arrival, according to local media. Read More »

Putin hosts aide to Iran's supreme leader amid Syria talks


The United States pulled out of a multinational deal in May to lift sanctions against Iran in return for curbs to its nuclear programme. "Qassemi said after Trump's "strategic mistake" to exit the multilateral and global accord, Iran made a decision to dispatch a number of its special representatives" to other countries to "carry messages of high-ranking" Iranian officials about the country's viewpoints and stance on the "selfish" U.S. Read More »

Archaeologists discover ancient temple hidden inside Aztec-era pyramid in Mexico


Archaeologists have discovered an ancient temple, hidden inside an Aztec-era pyramid in Mexico that was damaged during last September's 7.1-magnitude natural disaster. Among the temple's remains they also found an incense burner and ceramic shards. "There was no news, until now, of the existence of a substructure within the pyramidal structure", said INAH Director Isabel Campos Goenaga at a press conference. Read More »

Immigration has 'changed the fabric' of Europe


Quick to link immigration to recent terror attacks, Trump said: "I think it has been very bad for Europe". She touted the UK's "proud history of welcoming people who want to come to our country to contribute to our economy and our society ". Read More »

Trump claims NATO victory after ultimatum to go it alone


Despite Trump's bellicose tweets in the run up to and during the summit, French President Emmanuel Macron called the talks " respectful ", adding that France would meet its two percent spending target by 2024. "All I can do is say "Did you?' and 'Don't do it again" - but he may deny it". North Korea has yet to take substantial steps to dismantle its nuclear arsenal, and on Thursday appeared to backtrack on a pledge to repatriate the remains of American war dead - a move that Trump weeks ... Read More »

SC slams Centre for "lethargy" in protecting Taj Mahal


Either you demolish it or you restore it". The bench also issued notice to the TTZ authority on a plea seeking contempt action them for allegedly letting up new industries to come up in the area. "Our Taj is more attractive". Taj Mahal draws thousands of tourists from India and overseas each year. When Nadkarni said that Union Tourism Ministry could give more details about the tourists visiting India, the bench observed, "Do you realise the loss to the country due to this sheer ... Read More »

FBI agent defiant as Republicans claim bias in Trump investigation


The partisan bickering and speeches disguised as questions brought little honor to either the House Oversight or Judiciary committees in Thursday's three-ring circus masquerading as a hearing. In an exchange with Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC, chair of the House Oversight Committee , Strzok defended his "we'll stop" Trump text. President Trump is being investigated by people who possess pathological hatred for him. Read More »

MP Michael Fabricant accused of racism after tweeting Sadiq Khan cartoon

This was apparently in response to Khan allowing a balloon to be flown in London depicting the president as a baby in a nappy. Miqdad Versi, the assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, has said that he is appalled at the picture tweeted by the Tory MP, and asks "What will @BrandonLewis do about #ToryIslamophobia?" The MP subsequently deleted the image, claiming he had not realised the image was about Khan. Read More »

Trump claims win over North Atlantic Treaty Organisation crisis talks

Before leaving on Thursday for a visit to the United Kingdom, Trump called USA commitment to the alliance "very strong", and referred to the two-day summit as " fantastic " characterized by " a great collegial spirit ". Politico said Trump warned of "grave consequences" if the allies did not immediately meet the 2 per cent spending targets. That mercurial side of Trump is less likely to be experienced Monday by Russian President Vladimir Putin , with whom Trump has been ... Read More »

Trump accused of trying to bully Europe into buying US LNG


Just on Wednesday, Trump called Berlin " a captive of Russia " for participating in the project. There are always other options, the USA secretary said, noting that the parties had held frank discussions on Nord Stream 2. According to the UralSib expert, the situation that Trump described at the meeting with Stoltenberg on July 11, where Russian Federation contributes 60 to 70% of Germany's presumably gas imports, is only hypothetical. Read More »

London mayor: ‘I’m not going to rise to President Trump’s views’


President Donald Trump said on Friday that the relationship was "very, very strong". "Unfortunately a story was done which was generally fine but didn't put in what I said about the PM". "I would actually say that she probably went the opposite way". But the model has infuriated many Brexit supporters, and led to the resignations of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis. Read More »

In Fiery Interview With British Tabloid, Trump Criticizes Prime Minister, London Mayor


Asked about that interview , Trump said he had not criticized May, lavishing praise on "a terrific woman", who was smart, tough and capable. The diplomatic faux pas set up a series of friendly yet strained interactions on Friday. For supporters, Trump and Brexit offer the prospect of breaking free from what they see as obsolete institutions and rules. The Trumps appeared to enjoy themselves so much that they stayed longer than scheduled. Read More »

Amesbury poisoning: Novichok source revealed as small bottle


He declined to give further details on the bottle, but police said inquiries were ongoing to establish where the bottle came from and how it came into Rowley's possession. Authorities have yet to understand how the couple came across the contaminated bottle and how it ended up in their house. Charles Rowley is now conscious in hospital and police have found a bottle of Novichok at his house. Read More »

Putin sees Trump as "counterpart" at upcoming talks

Trump said he let countries know during this week's summit that he was "extremely unhappy". "Dear @realDonaldTrump. US doesn't have and won't have a better ally than EU". Hutchison, who says "a lot of gas" can come to Central European markets this way. "It reaffirms a commitment to 2% in 2024". Trump: "The additional money that they're willing to put up has been really awesome ... Read More »

Iranian Supreme Leader's Adviser Hails 'Very Constructive' Meeting With Putin

Velayati is in Russian Federation as a special adviser to President Hassan Rouhani and will travel to China on Friday, so the same request has also been made to Chinese authorities, the foreign ministry said in a statement. During those talks, Putin told Ayatollah Khamenei that Iran was "a strategic partner" and a "great neighbor", stressing that he would welcome any potential to fully bolster and expand bilateral relations. Read More »

Melania Trump promotes kindness in London after President bashes May

The First Lady kept her other accessories to a minimum, doing away with bags and jewellery on Friday. FLOTUS played bowls with schoolchildren during her visit to London. The pair then sat in on the children's discussion of values and service, beneath a poster encouraging people to "be the best you can be". Dressed in a sleeveless dress by British designer and former Spice Girls member Victoria Beckham , the first lady held a "Be Best" chat with a group of uniformed schoolchildren and ... Read More »

Giant black granite sarcophagus unearthed in Egypt


The tomb it was found in was dated back to the Ptolemaic period, running from 305 BC to 30 BC. 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. Read More »

Industrial park blast kills at least 19 in China


Rescue workers try to put out a fire after an explosion at a chemical plant inside an industrial park in Yibin, Sichuan province, China July 12, 2018. The company makes chemicals for the food and pharmaceutical industries. The plant has three production lines, making 300 tons per year (tpy) of benzoic acid, which is used in food preservatives, and 2,000 tpy of 5-nitroisophthalic acid, for medicines and dyes, the regional environmental protection bureau says. Read More »

Trump arrives at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters for talks


But while Canada's role in the Latvian mission is positive, it is a relatively small one compared to ongoing North Atlantic Treaty Organisation missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo - two operations that are highlighted in annual reports from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation secretary general Jans Stoltenberg, said David Perry, a senior defence analyst with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Read More »

Malankara Orthodox Church priest held on rape charge


While one has surrendered, three others are on the run say sources. The woman accused the priest Binu George of raping her four years ago at Alappuzha district. She was threatened even after her marriage and sexually abused. "The reasonable possibility of accused to obstruct justice, can not be brushed aside". Read More »

Trump says May's Brexit plan could kill hope of United States trade deal


Johnson and Trump are both critical of the UK PM's handling of Brexit, likening her plans as causing Britain to function like a "colony state" unable to make its own laws. In his interview with the tabloid newspaper the Sun , Trump said he had soured on London and blamed Mayor Sadiq Khan for making him feel unwelcome. Read More »

China chemical plant blast kills 19, injures 12

China has sought to improve safety standards in its chemical manufacturing and heavy industries after a spate of industrial accidents over the years. Authorities have begun an investigation, the news agency said. "My first response was that something was wrong and I went the window and saw thick smoke rising from the east". The plant has three production lines, making 300 tonnes per year (tpy) of benzoic acid, which is used in food preservatives, and 2,000 tpy of 5-nitroisophthalic acid, ... Read More »

Feds Say Mayor De Blasio Crossed Border Illegally


Mayor de Blasio visited the border on June 21 and the letter written by border patrol was sent to the New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill on June 25. Then when the agent told them that they had crossed the U.S. -Mexico border illegally and told them to stay put until a supervisor arrived, the group dismissed the order and drove back to Mexico, according to the letter. Read More »

Trump says he feels 'unwelcomed' in London, blasts mayor Sadiq Khan


In the interview , which took place at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, the president also lashed out at the Muslim mayor of London , saying he had done "a awful job". "I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the frightful things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in". And that is fine. Read More »

Water level surged as Thai cave rescue almost ended in disaster


The 12 young football players rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand are recovering well, as new video footage shows them smiling and waving from inside a hospital isolation unit (top left and right). Mr Jewell said it was very hard to judge how close it came to being a very different outcome. Their plight and the massive, risky three-day-long operation to free them gripped the world's attention. Read More »