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ICC rules Malian who destroyed Timbuktu shrine liable for €2.7m

ICC rules Malian who destroyed Timbuktu shrine liable for €2.7m It implements any reparations ordered by the court - including financial payments - and helps victims. A symbolic one euro was awarded to both the Malian state and Unesco, which runs the world heritage sites. "Third, assesses mister al-Mahdi's liability for these reparations at 2.7 million euros", ICC's verdict said. The ICC said the destruction of cultural monuments like those in Timbuktu "ca... [Full Article...]

Government approves new Metro Rail policy

Government approves new Metro Rail policy Considering the huge requirement of capital in such projects, the policy mandates private investments for accessing central assistance for new projects. · States will have to set up Urban Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) to prepare Comprehensive Mobility Plans for cities for ensuring complete multi-modal integration for optimal utilization of capacities. [Full Article...]

Two shot in Sherway Gardens parking lot

Two shot in Sherway Gardens parking lot Both victims are in their 50s. On Thursday, police said the victim is expected to survive. They discovered someone had been shot in a parked auto near the Starbucks coffee shop. A man was seriously injured in a shooting at Sherway Gardens Wednesday evening. The suspects were seen driving away in a black SUV, which was later located in Mississauga. [Full Article...]

Why Trump Denounced the Left-Wing Group Antifa

Why Trump Denounced the Left-Wing Group Antifa More recently, Antifa (short for anti-fascist) protestors have shown up at right-wing events to protest those groups' views, sometimes violently. It's an umbrella term covering different groups that organize largely on the internet, said Mark Smith, political science professor at the University of Washington. [Full Article...]

Missouri regulators reject massive Midwest wind power line

Missouri regulators reject massive Midwest wind power line Opponents of the Grain Belt Express power line rejoiced Wednesday, even though the fight could continue. All the other states along its route already have granted approval to the $2.3 billion project. "Based on the evidence presented in this case, there was demand for this power in Missouri". "It was in the public interest to approve the line", said Missouri Public Service Commission Chairman Da... [Full Article...]

Defence ministry approves acquisition of six Apache attack helicopters for Indian Army

Defence ministry approves acquisition of six Apache attack helicopters for Indian Army In 2015, India bought 22 Apache and 15 heavy-lift Chinook helicopters from Boeing for $3 billion. The DAC has also okayed the purchase of two sets of gas turbines from Ukraine for two Grigorovich-class ships being built in Russian Federation for India. [Full Article...]

Trump Talks To Guam President: I Am Behind You "1000 Percent"

Trump Talks To Guam President: I Am Behind You The heightened military activity on the peninsula this time is a concern because it could increase the possibility of a mishap or an overreaction of some sort by either side that could spin into a more serious escalation. The White House said both leaders agreed that North Korea must stop its "provocative and escalatory behaviour". They haven't quelled tensions, but could be a foundation for a m... [Full Article...]

PPP supported democracy, not Nawaz Sharif: Zardari

PPP supported democracy, not Nawaz Sharif: Zardari Zardari along with Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto held a joint press conference in Lahore where both opined that democracy has strengthened in the country, and the time to negotiate with PML-N had ended long ago. "Neither do I have any contact with Nawaz Sharif, nor do I wish to have any". The PPP co-chairman said he was with the democracy and wanted to see it evolved in... [Full Article...]

Van Hits Crowd In Central Barcelona, 'Many Injuries' Reported

Van Hits Crowd In Central Barcelona, 'Many Injuries' Reported Police described the incident on Twitter as a "massive crash". Details are still coming in. The driver reportedly ran over a group of people as they were trying to cross the street at a traffic light. There are multiple injuries, police said, but have not yet said whether the incident was intentional or accidental. There were a lot people, lots of families [at the site], this is one of the mos... [Full Article...]

Investors Focused Stock:: Valley National Bancorp (VLY)

Rhumbline Advisers raised its position in shares of Valley National Bancorp by 2.2% in the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 9,795 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 2,031 shares during the period. [Full Article...]

Korean leaders, USA open door to diplomacy in nuclear crisis

Korean leaders, USA open door to diplomacy in nuclear crisis Of particular interest in the North Korean issue is the reaction of China, which is torn between bearing its responsibility as a rising power to ensure regional stability on the one hand, and being the North's ally on the other. "The United States and President Trump have already promised to sufficiently consult with South Korea and get our approval for whatever option they will take against North... [Full Article...]

Real Madrid Stun Barcelona 5-1 to Win Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid Stun Barcelona 5-1 to Win Spanish Super Cup Asensio has struck on his Liga, King's Cup, Champions League, European Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup debuts for Real, also netting against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals and grabbing the final goal in Real's 4-1 win over Juventus in the final. [Full Article...]

Irish man dies after being shot while travelling in Mexico

Irish man dies after being shot while travelling in Mexico It is understood that the individual, who is believed to be from Co Louth, was shot several times at a service station in the Michocán region of the country yesterday. She told authorities she met the Irish man on social media and the pair had been dating for three months. The General Prosecutor for Michoacan State said they believed the Irishman died "defending his girlfriend". [Full Article...]

Brokerages Set Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) Target Price at $105.41

The firm has "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, August 4. Analysts anticipate that Alaska Air Group , Inc. will post $7.87 earnings per share for the current year. Since February 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 insider sales for $5.18 million activity. Another trade for 5,600 shares valued at $508,225 was made by TILDEN BRADLEY D on Wednesday, April 5. [Full Article...]

Russia Formally Outlaws Jehovah's Witnesses as 'Extremist Organization'

Russia Formally Outlaws Jehovah's Witnesses as 'Extremist Organization' The Russian Ministry of Justice has added the Jehovah's Witnesses religious group to the list of organizations whose activities had been outlawed in the country, the ministry reported on its website. The Justice Ministry had asked the court to declare the organization and its 395 local chapters in Russian Federation extremist, ban them, and confiscate their properties. [Full Article...]

Avoiding Irish border checks is top priority for United Kingdom in Brexit negotiations

Avoiding Irish border checks is top priority for United Kingdom in Brexit negotiations It suggested a future "customs partnership" between Britain and the European Union could eliminate the need for checks on goods crossing the border. European Commission spokeswoman Annika Breidthardt said Britain's position papers - which come after allegations from EU officials that the U.K.is underprepared for the EU divorce negotiations - are "a positive step". [Full Article...]

British Government Hopes For Frictionless Northern Border Post-Brexit

British Government Hopes For Frictionless Northern Border Post-Brexit The threat of dissident republican terrorism at checkpoints, delays to cargoes of delicate seed stock and live produce, and the potential for expensive trade tariffs are playing on the minds of firms in Northern Ireland. Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said the document "brings some clarity and is certainly helpful to move this process forward". "They have not put anything concrete ... [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump's Rabbi Condemns Donald Trump's 'Moral Equivalency' in Charlottesville Response

Ivanka Trump's Rabbi Condemns Donald Trump's 'Moral Equivalency' in Charlottesville Response Lookstein penned the letter along with Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz and Rabbi Elie Weinstock to the members of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun , which is located in Manhattan. "We pray that our country heeds the voices of tolerance, and stays true to its vision of human rights and civil rights". Heather Heyer, 32, was killed on Saturday when a auto plowed into a rival protest to white supremacist demon... [Full Article...]

Phoenix libraries hosting program to learn about solar eclipse

Phoenix libraries hosting program to learn about solar eclipse He added, "If yours are not ISO 12312-2, that's the safety standards, it's the worldwide standards, and if you have eclipse glasses and they are not ISO standard, make sure you don't use those". In advance of the solar eclipse , the Phoenix Public Library is holding educational programs geared to both adults and children this weekend. The Great American Eclipse will start near Lincoln C... [Full Article...]

Israel to Revoke al-Jazeera Reporter's Credentials in Test Case

Israel to Revoke al-Jazeera Reporter's Credentials in Test Case Israeli authorities have cancelled the press credentials of an Al Jazeera reporter, after he said his journalism was part of the Palestinian "resistance". "Due to Al Jazeera's coverage of incitement against Israel which escalated during the Temple Mount clashes, I request that Al-Jazeera journalists in Israel should have their press credentials revoked". [Full Article...]


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