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Malaysia suspends $20b Chinese Belt and Road rail project

Malaysia suspends $20b Chinese Belt and Road rail project Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad , who took office May 10 after his Pakatan Harapan coalition scored an election upset over Najib's Barisan Nasional coalition, has been an outspoken critic of Malaysia undertaking projects that require borrowing from China. [Full Article...]

Tiny Hurricane Beryl is the Atlantic’s first hurricane of the season

Tiny Hurricane Beryl is the Atlantic’s first hurricane of the season Hurricane Beryl has formed in the mid - Atlantic. Showers and thunderstorms are increasing in association with a well-defined, low-pressure system located a few hundred miles southeast of the North Carolina coast. It's tiny. Beryl's hurricane-force winds only extend up to 10 miles from the center, according to the National Hurricane Center . Beryl is then forecast to possibly fall apart in the... [Full Article...]

Iranian leader describes European Union proposals to save JCPOA as ‘disappointing’

Iranian leader describes European Union proposals to save JCPOA as ‘disappointing’ The Iranian president described as disappointing the bloc's package of economic measures. Iran is continuing to export oil despite United States attempts to prevent them from doing so, and there is no reason to think they're suddenly going to commit a series of acts of war in the Strait of Hormuz just to give the U.S. [Full Article...]

Texas woman shoots carjacker trying to steal SUV with kids inside

Texas woman shoots carjacker trying to steal SUV with kids inside The man got out of the vehicle and collapsed nearby before police responded. She then pulled a gun from her glove box and shot him once in the head. The mother, Michelle Booker-Hicks, was out of the auto paying for gas while her 2- and 4-year old sons sat in the vehicle's back seats. Wright has been charged with two counts of unlawful restraint and one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehi... [Full Article...]

PM 'confident' he did nothing inappropriate at BC music festival in 2000

PM 'confident' he did nothing inappropriate at BC music festival in 2000 Allegations against the prime minister re-surfaced last week when a Calgary law professor posted a picture of an old Creston Daily Advance newspaper editorial page that featured claims the then-teacher engaged in inappropriately "handling" a reporter. [Full Article...]

Tensions spike between U.K., Russian Federation over nerve agent case

Tensions spike between U.K., Russian Federation over nerve agent case Police officers stand at a cordon around an area of grass near to Amesbury Baptist Centre as Wiltshire Police declare a major incident after a man and woman were exposed to an unknown substance. Skripal) attack", RIA Novosti quoted Wallace as saying. On July 5, the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti published a story saying that Britain's "Deputy Interior Minister" -who is actually Brit... [Full Article...]

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandal

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandal Edward Markey, D-Mass. By elevating Wheeler to replace Pruitt, he said, "the EPA is only trading one fossil fuel friend for another". His own former aides delivered damaging testimony to Capitol Hill investigators in recent days, confirming media reports, and many in his own agency had turned against him. [Full Article...]

Accountability Court dismisses Nawaz Sharifs plea seeking delay in judgment

Accountability Court dismisses Nawaz Sharifs plea seeking delay in judgment Maryam Nawaz' statement came after the Accountability Court (AC) has reserved its decision in the Avenfield reference filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the Sharif family. Khan, a former cricket captain of Pakistan , has portrayed the legal cases as a long-overdue corruption crackdown on the PML-N, which he has labelled a graft-ridden "mafia". [Full Article...]

Israel accuses Hamas of targeting soldiers with World Cup app & dating sites

Israel accuses Hamas of targeting soldiers with World Cup app & dating sites Hamas militants, posing as an attractive woman, would initially reach out to soldiers on platforms such as Facebook , then shift conversations to the Whatsapp texting service. Once downloaded, the apps allowed Hamas to access data on the phone and operate it remotely. The photos and personal details on the fake profiles were stolen from Facebook profiles of real women. [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump Speaks in Montana

President Donald Trump Speaks in Montana I apologize to you. "I apologize. To you, I apologize", he said . When fake news said , 'Why isn't he getting a physical?' Jackson gave me a physical, and when they said I'm very healthy the news was devastating. 'I said to him I feel guilty, ' Trump said he told Jackson. The social media post did not lead Tester to decide to step down over the Jackson situation, so Trump is traveling there to... [Full Article...]

Japan sarin attack cult leader Shoko Asahara executed

Japan sarin attack cult leader Shoko Asahara executed Chizuo Matsumoto , who went by the name Shoko Asahara , was the first of 13 scheduled to be hanged for the attacks. The death of Asahara appeared to draw the curtain on the cult's shocking crimes, which included not only the 1995 subway attack but also a similar, smaller sarin attack the previous year along with other attacks using the deadly chemical VX. [Full Article...]

US Using DNA Tests To Reunite Children With Migrant Parents

US Using DNA Tests To Reunite Children With Migrant Parents The preliminary injunction gives the administration until Tuesday to reunite parents and children under age 5, and until July 26 to reunite parents and children age 5 and older. HHS has always been charged with caring for unaccompanied minors crossing the border, thousands of children every year. He called it an "unprecedented situation in connecting parents and children". [Full Article...]

Australia's Public Broadcaster Banned from Pacific Forum

With an eye to future bans - not from foreign governments, but its own - the federal parliamentary press gallery has, nearly unanimously, agreed to boycott the forum to deter repeated bans on the ABC or other outlets. New Zealand parliamentary press gallery chair Stacey Kirk, who is a senior political reporter for Stuff , said: "Nauru's decision to ban media based on unfavourable coverage is a c... [Full Article...]

Japan sarin attack cult leader, followers executed

Japan sarin attack cult leader, followers executed About 180 members were sentenced to varying prison terms. Thirteen people died in the attack, while more than 6,000 were sickened with symptoms that included being blinded or paralyzed. During his eight-year trial, Asahara talked incoherently, occasionally babbling in broken English, and never acknowledged his responsibility or offered meaningful explanations. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom pair poisoned by same nerve agent as ex-Russian spy Skripal

United Kingdom pair poisoned by same nerve agent as ex-Russian spy Skripal The couple in question - Dawn Sturgess, 44 and Charlie Rowley, 45 - who were initially suspected of overdosing on contaminated illegal drugs - are being treated at Salisbury District Hospital. The man and woman poisoned on Wednesday are reportedly being treated at the same hospital where the Skripals were in intensive care months ago. Interior minister Javid said the substance that the two p... [Full Article...]

Trump will focus on Russia's 'malign' activity at summits

Trump will focus on Russia's 'malign' activity at summits A senior administration official on the call confirmed CNN's reporting that Trump will meet alone with Putin to kick off the first official summit between the two leaders and likened it to President Ronald Reagan's summits with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. [Full Article...]

Richmondites among adventurer deaths at Shannon Falls

Richmondites among adventurer deaths at Shannon Falls Corporal Sascha Banks of the RCMP comments that "the water flow" of Shannon Falls "will be heavy with warm temperatures today, increasing the risk to those in the recovery effort". The area is accessible from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola and by hiking trails in the provincial park, but Sascha said the area can be risky. NICK PROCAYLO / PostMedia A search and rescue effort underway in Squamish to locat... [Full Article...]

Two held for allegedly selling infant at Mother Teresa home

Two held for allegedly selling infant at Mother Teresa home A Missionaries of Charity spokeswoman quoted by the Associated Press said the order had stopped giving children up for adoption three years ago and had never taken money from parents. "Further investigations are on into whether there have been more cases, " Mandal added. Arti Kujur, head of the Jharkhand State Child Protection Society, said the home was charging between 40,000 Indian rupees (abo... [Full Article...]

U.S. tariffs on $34B Chinese imports take effect

U.S. tariffs on $34B Chinese imports take effect A Chinese government spokesman has said Thursday, July 5, 2018, that Beijing "will not bow in the face of threats and blackmail" on the eve of US tariff hikes and will defend its interests. Under the banner of his "America First" policy, Trump has also targeted other traditional trade partners of the United States, such as Canada, the European Union, Japan and Mexico. [Full Article...]

Janelle Bynum: Oregon lawmaker #CampaigningWhileBlack when someone called 911

Janelle Bynum: Oregon lawmaker #CampaigningWhileBlack when someone called 911 The 33-year-old woman said she watched Bynum for a half hour as she packed for a family trip. In an interview with The Oregonian , Bynum said the officer told her a person called to report someone who was spending a long time outside of homes in the neighborhood. [Full Article...]


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