Israel shoots down Syrian fighter near Golan Heights

It is reportedly the first time Israel has shot down a manned Syrian aircraft since 2014. But Syria's state-run news agency denied this, and accused Israel of targeting a fighter jet over Syrian airspace. The plane, a Russian-made Sukhoi model figh... More..

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British and Irish ministers hold London conference
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

British and Irish ministers hold London conference

That has infuriated Brussels, which insists that the bill is simply a settling of accounts. May said DExEU will continue to lead on all of the government's preparations for Brexit: domestic preparations in ...More..

Trump hails start of dismantling North Korean missile site
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Trump hails start of dismantling North Korean missile site

The satellite snapshots dated July 20 depict the presence of a crane and vehicles conducting deconstruction work on a building used to assemble space-launch vehicles, including a rail-mounted transfer structure...More..

Death Threats Against Druze Minister for Supporting Nationality Law
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Death Threats Against Druze Minister for Supporting Nationality Law

Israeli intellectual and author Yossi Klein Halevi told Al Jazeera the new law is "an unnecessarily provocative statement that will undermine the self-confidence of the Arab citizens who now feel that their pla...More..

US, Iran face-off to send oil price sky high
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

US, Iran face-off to send oil price sky high

Kamel Wazne said Iran can not trust America after Mr Trump pulled his country out of the nuclear deal with world powers and re-imposed sanctions on Tehran . Since the USA signaled a harder line against Iran'...More..

Brexit risk to private pensions - what you can do
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Brexit risk to private pensions - what you can do

The MP, who was housing minister until July 9, defended the deal, insisting that the government needed to be "pragmatic" in order to ensure it was "faithful to the key promises in the referendum" as well as "br...More..

Toronto shooting leaves two dead, including gunman
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Toronto shooting leaves two dead, including gunman

Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto reported Monday afternoon that five of the seven victims treated at the hospital had been released. Paramedics, firefighters and police converged on the shooting in Toron...More..

Daily Rain Chances Continue This Week
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Daily Rain Chances Continue This Week

Storms will again develop inland with the heat of the day. West-northwest winds at 5-10 miles per hour. The big weather story is the gradual cooling trend the next couple days in fact we may be in the 80s (lo...More..

Another heat wave: 90s all week in Portland, maybe 100 this weekend
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Another heat wave: 90s all week in Portland, maybe 100 this weekend

The National Weather Service issued an excessive-heat warning Monday morning for nearly all of Southern California through Thursday. The desert northeastern corner of San Diego County will continue to see hig...More..

Pakistan votes on July 25: All you need to know
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Pakistan votes on July 25: All you need to know

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, a spokesman for the militant group said. Analysts are also divided over whether a win for Khan's would actually be that substantially different to ...More..

Archaeologists find ancient pottery workshop in Egypt
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Archaeologists find ancient pottery workshop in Egypt

Earlier, it was speculated the 27-tonne tomb may contain the remains of Alexander The Great , or even Cleopatra . "No, no, I assure you, nothing supernatural", - said the representative of the Council. R...More..

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warns President Trump about ‘mother of all wars’
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warns President Trump about ‘mother of all wars’

Addressing a gathering of Iranian diplomats, Rouhani said: " Mr Trump , don't play with the lion's tail, this would only lead to regret", the state new agency IRNA reported . He received frequent applause, a...More..

Canada: Nine people shot at outside a restaurant in Toronto, shooter dead
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Canada: Nine people shot at outside a restaurant in Toronto, shooter dead

The other 12 people are being treated at the hospital - all victims were struck by gunfire. Authorities have as yet not confirmed any deaths other than that of the gunman. "And then more people were running, an...More..

Pompeo calls on North Korea to keep denuclearization promise
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Pompeo calls on North Korea to keep denuclearization promise

South Korea's Unification Ministry, which handles relations with the North, refused to make an official comment on the reports, but a local official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said it appeared that...More..

Israel, Hamas agree to restore calm in Gaza: Hamas
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Israel, Hamas agree to restore calm in Gaza: Hamas

Palestinian residents said the area was calm. Fears spiked of a major clash between Israel and Hamas on Friday after the Israeli military confirmed one of its soldiers had been killed by Palestinian militants...More..

Trump says he holds Putin personally responsible for election meddling
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Trump says he holds Putin personally responsible for election meddling

But sanctions legislation can be notoriously complicated to write, and the broad scope of the measure - which would snap stiff sanctions on Russia's banking and energy sectors if the director of national intell...More..

Mueller seeks immunity for five witnesses in Manafort case
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Mueller seeks immunity for five witnesses in Manafort case

He said the five are likely to invoke their right against self-incrimination if they don't receive immunity. The memorandum states prosecutors want to hide their identities to prevent exposure to "undue harassm...More..

by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Donald Trump: China and European Union ‘Manipulating Their Currencies’

After sliding recently to its lowest levels in a year in April as the Sino-US trade conflict heated up, the yuan strengthened to around 6.77 by the close Friday. That could in turn boost an economy that posted ...More..

Sonia terms Modi speech as old rhetoric, Rahul says it was weak
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sonia terms Modi speech as old rhetoric, Rahul says it was weak

Who are being helped? "So the prime minister and his president act out of fear and this fear generates anger". After gathering his wits, Modi called Gandhi again to shake hands and pat his back, and the o...More..

Ahead of Trump-Putin meeting, lack of preparation leads to low expectations
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Ahead of Trump-Putin meeting, lack of preparation leads to low expectations

But Trump , convinced his unique brand of diplomacy can win over Putin , pressed ahead and looked forward to "having an extraordinary relationship" as the pair sat down to discuss global hotspots. But Trump ...More..

McCain calls Trump-Putin summit 'tragic mistake'
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

McCain calls Trump-Putin summit 'tragic mistake'

I'm sure there's frustration, but I also think they're going to be where they were. The man was sitting about 10 rows back on the USA side of the room among the press, in the second seat from the aisle. We ne...More..

Trump says Putin summit 'even better' than NATO meeting
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Trump says Putin summit 'even better' than NATO meeting

Russian reaction lies in sharp contrast to USA reaction, which has largely criticized Trump for siding with Putin instead of the US intelligence community, which concluded early past year the Kremlin attempte...More..

Now Putin admits making a $400m mistake in Helsinki
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Now Putin admits making a $400m mistake in Helsinki

TRUMP: My people came to me. they said they think it's Russian Federation. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., told reporters Tuesday that Russian Federation "did meddle with our elections", and said he would c...More..

Trump's Small Reversal Doesn't Change Much About His Putin Presser
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Trump's Small Reversal Doesn't Change Much About His Putin Presser

Republicans and Democrats accused him of siding with an adversary rather than his own country. The US president openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' finding that Russian Federation meddled in th...More..

Kilauea lava bomb injures 23 after hitting tourist boat
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Kilauea lava bomb injures 23 after hitting tourist boat

The lava bomb left a large hole in the boat's roof, the fire department said. Government officials have also been warning about the dangers of laze, potentially unsafe mix of hydrochloric acid, steam and tiny g...More..

Pelosi and Schumer: What Does Putin Have on Trump? - Cortney O'Brien
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Pelosi and Schumer: What Does Putin Have on Trump? - Cortney O'Brien

Trump was widely criticised, including by former CIA Director John Brennan , for meeting with Putin alone. Trump has vehemently denied anyone in his orbit colluded with the Russians. Trump went on to express...More..

Police Use Coin Toss To Decide Whether To Arrest Speeding Woman
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Police Use Coin Toss To Decide Whether To Arrest Speeding Woman

Three minutes pass before the officer returns to make an arrest. Webb apologizes, saying she was late for work, and Brown tells her to turn off the auto and hand over her keys. He said he couldn't discuss detai...More..

Thai boys rescued from cave mourn diver who died
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Thai boys rescued from cave mourn diver who died

An unnamed source said "Although it's early days and they haven't been together for long, Rick is absolutely besotted with Amp". At least two films about the Thai cave rescue are in the works, as agents and p...More..

US election officials meeting in Philadelphia amid Russian hacking allegations
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

US election officials meeting in Philadelphia amid Russian hacking allegations

On the morning of July 27, 2016, Trump gave a speech in which he said 'Russia, if you're listening, ' he'd love to get a look at the thousands of emails Clinton had said she deleted from her tenure as secretary...More..

Trump arrives in Finland for closely watched Putin summit
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Trump arrives in Finland for closely watched Putin summit

The Kremlin strongman does not attend but sends a representative with a gift for Trump, then mostly known for his real estate and reality television empires. Yet Trump has repeatedly diminished any dark motives...More..

Jaguar escapes at New Orleans zoo, kills 6 animals
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Jaguar escapes at New Orleans zoo, kills 6 animals

However, four alpacas, one emu and one fox were attacked and killed by the jaguar. According to the zoo's website , jaguars are the largest felines in the Americas, and the third largest in the world, known ...More..

Thailand's Cave Boys to Be Discharged From Hospital on Thursday
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Thailand's Cave Boys to Be Discharged From Hospital on Thursday

This undated photo from video released via the Thai NavySEAL Facebook Page on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, shows rescuers hold an evacuated boy inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province...More..

Trump releases ‘very nice’ letter from Kim Jong Un
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Trump releases ‘very nice’ letter from Kim Jong Un

North Korea is in full retreat from dictator Kim Jong Un's promises to President Trump after their sitdown last month. Kim also voices hope "the invariable trust and confidence in Your Excellency Mr Presid...More..

Will Trump's visit to Britain fix
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Will Trump's visit to Britain fix "special relationship"?

Trump has frequently angered British politicians: May criticised him for retweeting a message by a member of a British far-right group late previous year. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty ImagesA US military aircraft ...More..

Was Russia listening? Democrat hack followed Trump speech
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Was Russia listening? Democrat hack followed Trump speech

Some signs of their said "We Shall Over Comb" and "Dump Trump". She said USA intelligence officials are seeing "persistent Russian efforts using social media, sympathetic spokespeople and other fronts to sow ...More..

Puerto Rico rant victim calls cop who stood by a ‘coward’
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Puerto Rico rant victim calls cop who stood by a ‘coward’

He also faces separate charges of assault and disorderly conduct after a June 14 incident involving Mia Irizarry that was recorded on video. Patrick Conner, a police officer at the forest preserve, was ...More..

Mueller accuses 12 Russians of hacking the Hillary campaign
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Mueller accuses 12 Russians of hacking the Hillary campaign

Conservative lawmakers in the House are preparing to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinGOP lawmaker: Accusations against Jim Jordan come from "deep state" The Hill's Morning Repo...More..

Here’s the Paul Manafort mugshot we’ve all been waiting for
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Here’s the Paul Manafort mugshot we’ve all been waiting for

Court of Appeals panel in Washington on Thursday denied the former Trump campaign chairman's bid for freedom, saying he'd not shown them that his request should be granted before they rule on his underlying cha...More..

Trump releases 'very nice' letter from Kim Jong Un
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Trump releases 'very nice' letter from Kim Jong Un

In publishing the letter, President Trump tweeted: "Great progress being made!" The letter is dated July 6 - the date when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Pyongyang and seemingly made little progress...More..

US President Donald Trump arrives in United Kingdom for four-day visit
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

US President Donald Trump arrives in United Kingdom for four-day visit

Both of those accords were the result of years of painstaking diplomacy by European leaders - and Trump unilaterally trashed them. Mr Trump said he had told Ms May how to do a Brexit deal, but the Prime...More..

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page to be interviewed by Congress this week
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page to be interviewed by Congress this week

Although Strzok has said through his lawyer that he was eager to tell his side of the story, he made clear his exasperation at being the focal point of a congressional hearing at a time when Russian electio...More..

Cuomo demands Senate reconvene to vote on abortion rights measure
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Cuomo demands Senate reconvene to vote on abortion rights measure

Thursday that any Supreme Court nominee must be held to the "higher standard" of agreeing that women have a right to abortion and contraception as well as affirming LGBT rights. Blumenthal also said on "This We...More..

Trump Paints Putin as ‘Competitor’ Ahead of Helsinki Summit
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Trump Paints Putin as ‘Competitor’ Ahead of Helsinki Summit

McConnell also said " there is nothing inherently wrong" about Trump meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin while he is in Europe . United States doesn't have and won't have a better ally than EU....More..

Russian Federation hopes for better United Kingdom ties after Johnson quits
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Russian Federation hopes for better United Kingdom ties after Johnson quits

The Russians were eliminated from the World Cup on Saturday after losing a quarter-final thriller against Croatia , who claimed their second penalty shootout win in a row. With the crowd silenced following a...More..

About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash

At least twenty passengers have been pulled from the wreckage with paramedics, firefighters and police on the scene of the accident. "We saw the plane and we heard a thumping sound", adds Storm. There is no i...More..

Trump Confident Kim Will 'Honor' Their Contract, Handshake On Denuclearization
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Trump Confident Kim Will 'Honor' Their Contract, Handshake On Denuclearization

Yesterday, Mr Pompeo appeared dismissive of these remarks, to the point of sounding slightly exasperated when questioned. On the contrary, some voices within the country insist that any policy on North Korea be...More..

How will Florida women fare after President Trump picks a SCOTUS nominee?
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

How will Florida women fare after President Trump picks a SCOTUS nominee?

Hardiman has a personal connection to the president, having served with Trump's sister on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. Vice President Mike Pence can break a tie, but even a single R...More..

USA soldier killed in Afghan insider attack identified
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

USA soldier killed in Afghan insider attack identified

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and Afghan officials could not immediately verify that information, according to the news agency. A US military service member was killed and two others were wounded Satur...More..

Kane urges England team-mates to 'write our own history'
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kane urges England team-mates to 'write our own history'

Kane and his team-mates will now face Croatia in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday after overcoming a stubborn Sweden challenge in this quarter-final, with help from a magnificent display by goalkeeper J...More..

Associate McCain pointed out Trump how to negotiate with Putin
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Associate McCain pointed out Trump how to negotiate with Putin

Trump departs Tuesday on a four-nation tour amid simmering disputes over trade and military spending with fellow Western democracies and speculation about whether he will rebuke or embrace Russian President ...More..