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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states to increase defence funding


Trump has dismissed the assessment of his own intelligence agencies that Russian Federation tried to meddle in the 2016 presidential election that brought him to power. "We made a tremendous amount of progress today", he said. "Everybody in the room thanked me", he said. Trump says at a news conference Thursday in Brussels that he told "people" that he would be "very unhappy" if they didn't increase their commitments. Read More »

Iraqi top security body warns of security risks in peace rallies


In a town near the southern city of Amara, police shot into the air to disperse protesters after demonstrators set fire to the municipality building. Dozens of protesters demonstrated on Saturday at the Safwan border crossing with Kuwait as well as at the entrance to the Majnoon oil field, one of the largest in the country which lies 40 km (25 miles) north of Basra, local security sources said. Read More »

MGM sues Las Vegas shooting victims and survivors, claiming no liability


MGM Resorts, parent company of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort, has filed a lawsuit against more than 1,000 victims of the last October's Las Vegas massacre. Debra DeShong, an MGM spokeswoman, didn't immediately return a call or an email Tuesday for comment on the suit. "It's just really sad that they would stoop to this level", he told the Review-Journal. Read More »

Prince Charles And Prince William 'Refused' To Meet Donald Trump

And then the moment she had to tell him where to stand. "One journo described it as hilarious writing on Twitter 'The Queen acting like she's training one of her dogs as Trump struggles to master the art of walking'". The Queen alone met the King and Queen of Belgium on Saturday. Mr Trump flew to Helsinki on Sunday ahead of his one-to-one meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Read More »

Former UK Cabinet secretary seeks new Brexit referendum


A spokesman for the prime minister said the amendments were "consistent" with the White Paper policy document which developed the Chequers plan. He also warned pro-European Tories against "refighting the referendum". Craig continued: "Last night, the Government scraped home by just three votes". Monday night showed just how hard it is for May to plot a course between pro- and anti-Brexit lawmakers in her party. Read More »

Mariposa firefighter dies battling Ferguson Fire near Yosemite


A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park has doubled in size and shrouded the popular destination in smoke, but tourists could still use all trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants Monday, officials said. In California, firefighters are still battling the 90,000-acre County Fire west of Sacramento and the 38,000-acre Klamathon Fire on the OR border. It ignited around 10:35 p.m. Read More »

After close call, mom warns others about kids and washing machines


What seemed like a "new and cool" home upgrade almost turned into a tragedy for one family in Conifer, Colo ., and mom Lindsey McIver is now speaking out about it. After their experience, McIver also recommends a safety lock on the outside to prevent kids from climbing inside. The mom fearful of mom-shaming is instead being celebrated for her bravery and for sharing her story on a platform ripe with keyboard warriors constantly prepared to unleash fury. Read More »

Trump Faces Tidal Wave Of Criticism Over Handling Of Summit With Putin


Instead, he denounced the "stupidity" of his own country's policy, especially the decision to investigate election interference. "Seriously, what does Putin have on Trump that's he's so afraid?" Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who in the past has defended Trump against criticism by more conventional Republicans, called the summit "the most serious mistake" of Trump's presidency - and one that "must be corrected - immediately". Read More »

3 dead, 22 hurt in New Mexico highway crash


The crash happened around 2am (local time) on Sunday near Bernalillo, about 30 kilometres north of Albuquerque, Sandoval County Sheriff's Office spokesman Keith Elder said. The identities of the victims and details of the passenger bus were not immediately known. Sheriff's officials said 35 people were on the bus operated by El Paso-Los Angeles Limousine Express. Read More »

UK Prime Minister in Brexit turmoil with Parliament majority slashed


But Labour MP Stephen Kinnock accused the PM of "capitulating" and said the Chequers deal was now "dead in the water". He told MPs that the issue "has got much more hard since becoming politicised" but was "eminently soluble". On the other side of the equation, the Tory "soft Brexiteers" refuse to lie down, and one of their number, the former education minister Justine Greening yesterday called for a second referendum. Read More »

All Mother Teresa homes inspected amid baby-selling scandal


The chairwoman of Jharkhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Arti Kujur, said the state had formed teams to inspect all its shelter homes and hoped to receive their reports in early August. The charity was founded in 1946 by Mother Teresa, a global symbol of compassion who was canonised as a saint after her death in 1997. Ms. Gandhi also directed the States to ensure that all the childcare institutions (CCIs) are registered and linked to the country's apex adoption body ... Read More »

Putin summit kicks off in Helsinki


Bob Corker of Tennessee. Ahead of the summit, the Russian foreign ministry "liked" Trump's Twitter comments, in which the us president denounced the investigation into Russian meddling in American elections as well as previous USA policy. Read More »

Which MPs have quit government roles in Brexit row?

But eurosceptics believe it keeps Britain too close to the European Union, and Davis, the former Brexit secretary, warned in the Financial Times on Monday it would deny the government the "freedom to run our own economy". It prompted the resignation of Boris Johnson and David Davis from the cabinet, as well as the departures of Baker and a string of more junior ministers. Read More »

Farnborough 2018: DHL places $4.7 billion 777 order with Boeing


More than $2.8 billion in engine orders were also announced. It was previously announced as a commitment to purchase in April. DHL said the first four 777Fs from the order would be delivered in 2019. According to Boeing , global air freight demand grew nearly 10% during 2017. The quintessentially English atmosphere of the Royal International Air Tattoo, where straw-hatted VIPs watch fighters thunder over picturesque Cotswolds villages, gives way on Monday to the Farnborough Airshow, where ... Read More »

What Trump and Putin hope to achieve at Helsinki summit


Other portions of the Trump interview are to air on various CBS news programs on Monday. "The very fact that we have our heads of state getting together for this kind of conversation is a big, big delivery", Huntsman said. "He better know the right Russian psyche", said Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, who led a GOP delegation to Russia earlier this month. Read More »

Brexit: Government scrapes through Customs Bill vote


May's leadership has been precarious since she unveiled her proposed new Brexit negotiating strategy at her Chequers residence and detailed it in a white paper last week. It's time we shared their confidence". But by accepting the demands of hardline Brexit campaigners, she exposed her vulnerability in parliament, where both wings of her Conservative Party attacked each other, highlighting the deep divisions that have so far hampered progress in talks with the EU. Read More »

Brexit tensions as Tory rebels back a second referendum


The battle over the amendments to the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill, or customs bill, is unlikely to be the last that May and her team will have to face. Noting the deep divisions in government and parliament on the way forward, Greening said voters must decide - becoming the most senior member of May's Conservative party to back the idea. Read More »

Novichok ‘was inside bottle of perfume’


Her husband, Mr Rowley has since regained consciousness but remains in serious condition, as hospital staff continue to treat him. The Metropolitan Police are still investigating where the bottle came from and if it was from the same batch of poison that was used to target the Skripals. Read More »

Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan Hit Record High


The Taliban has often insisted it will only talk with the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies about ending the fighting, calling the Afghan government a puppet of the West. Army Lt. Col. Martin L. O'Donnell, Resolute Support spokesman. While all sides say they want talks, and there have been behind-the-scenes contacts, the only major peace talks broke down nearly immediately after they started in 2015. Read More »

Defence minister resigns as crucial Brexit vote clears Commons

A crucial vote on the collection of customs duties passed by 305 to 302, a majority of just three. The defence procurement minister Guto Bebb resigned at the door to the voting lobbies to oppose the amendment. It was then undermined by the resignations of her Brexit minister David Davis . In a series of votes, May could come under attack from arch-Brexiteers in her own Conservative Party who think her plans have watered down Brexit and will leave Britain shackled to the European ... Read More »

Trump questions USA intelligence agencies, not Putin, on election meddling

He added that it's a hard period in the U.S. The Cold War has ended a long time ago, the situation in the world has drastically changed. Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, tweeted , "For the President to side with Putin over his own intelligence officials and blame the United States for Russia's attack on our democracy is a complete disgrace". Read More »

Ex-minister backs new Brexit vote as eurosceptics pressure May


Pro-Europeans also dislike May's plan, particular her goal to have looser ties with the European Union for Britain's dominant services sector. But by hardening the language to emphasise that the future collection of duties and taxes by Britain and the European Union be on a reciprocal basis, some lawmakers feared that Brexit supporters may have made May's plan less sellable to the bloc. Read More »

Ex-minister calls for second Brexit vote


With a laugh, she added: "Actually, no". Sue the EU. Not go into negotiations, sue them. Seeking to strike a balance between those who want a smooth Brexit and those who fear staying too close to the EU's orbit, Mrs May sought the approval of senior ministers for her plans on 6 July. Read More »

Calgary to begin scorcher of a week with heat warning issued


At 2:32 p.m. Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking an area of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain, said the warning. During a warning, you are encouraged to visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness, to make sure they are cool and drinking plenty of fluids. Read More »

Forecast: Hot And Humid, With Thunderstorms For Tuesday


A cold front is moving into Northeast Ohio later today , bringing the chance of scattered storms for most of Northeast Ohio. It will be partly cloudy across the metro with highs in the mid 80 and a light east wind. Also keep an eye to the sky for pop-up thunderstorms this afternoon, which may last into the evening before dying off with the setting of the sun. Storms on Sunday could produce strong wind gusts, the National Weather Service said in a Hazardous Weather Outlook statement ... Read More »

Mother accused of killing baby with drug-laced breast milk


The investigation is ongoing, prosecutors said. After Jones woke up, she asked her husband to prepare a bottle of formula, which she then fed to her son and placed him in his bassinet. Jones allegedly told police that she had been primarily breastfeeding the baby but switched to formula three days before the child's death because he wasn't getting enough milk. Read More »

Justine Greening calls for second Brexit referendum

Her Chequers Brexit deal seems to be history only days after the ink on its associated white paper has dried: it is hard to see the European Union agreeing to levy the UK's tariffs, as the ERG amendment demands; and absent that implausible agreement from the European Union, there is no longer a credible customs plan that would keep open the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic (or at least not one that the European Union would recognise). Read More »

Russian agent connected to NRA charged with conspiracy against America


She was charged with " conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States without prior notification to the Attorney General ". Butina's lawyer, Robert Neil Driscoll, accused the Justice Department of trying to make mundane actions seem like "nefarious acts". The complaint cited three specific "overt acts" Butina committed to further her conspiracy, including her entrance to the U.S.in August 2016 on an F-1 student visa for the "purported objective of attending ... Read More »