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United States destroyers sail through Taiwan Strait

United States destroyers sail through Taiwan Strait China claims Taiwan as its own and has never renounced the use of force to bring under its control what it sees as a wayward province. US Pacific Fleet spokesperson Captain Charlie Brown confirmed two vessels were transiting through the strait but played down the significance of the manoeuvre. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Has ‘Slight’ Edge, Scholar Who Helped Shape Trump’s Court Choices Says

Kavanaugh Has ‘Slight’ Edge, Scholar Who Helped Shape Trump’s Court Choices Says Mr Trump is due to make his announcement on Monday. A constitutional lawyer who met his wife while clerking for Chief Justice John Roberts, Hawley is in his element when he declares that McCaskill has "been wrong on every single court nominee since she has been running for the Senate or in the Senate". [Full Article...]

German, NATO officials wary of Trump-Putin summit

Trump asked Putin in a November phone call, according to one senior official. "They kill us on other things". Many U.S. troops are there to do more than protect those countries. On whether that land will be handed over to Putin, Blunt said, "I would hope not". The colorful procession also featured activists wearing masks, mocking US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenk... [Full Article...]

Man who challenged black family’s use of pool loses job

Man who challenged black family’s use of pool loses job They called on Sonoco Products, the company Bloom had been employed in for five years, to fire him, claiming that it was an obvious racism on his part. "And nobody else was asked their ID". "They kinda make their way around sometimes, but that's good enough for me today", Bloom says after the card works. [Full Article...]

Trump Narrows Supreme Court Pick, Announcement Coming MONDAY — THREE LEFT

Trump Narrows Supreme Court Pick, Announcement Coming MONDAY — THREE LEFT Other judges that have been widely considered to be finalist include Brett Kavanaugh , Raymond Kethledge and Amy Coney Barrett . The president and White House officials involved in the process have fielded calls and messages and have been on the receiving end of public pleas and op-eds for or against specific candidates since Kennedy announced on June 27 that he would retire this summer. [Full Article...]

Mourinho predicts one of the teams to reach final

Mourinho predicts one of the teams to reach final Ashley Young, who picked up a nasty knock during that heated match against Colombia has recovered and is expected to start as a wide man. Jamie Vardy, who came on late against the South American's is expected to receive an injection for a groin injury he has been carrying. [Full Article...]

Officers recount rescue of protester at Statue of Liberty

Officers recount rescue of protester at Statue of Liberty A woman walks around on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York Harbor on July 4, 2018. - She will appear in Manhattan Federal Court on Thursday. 'Michelle Obama says when they go low, we go high, and I went as high as I could'. She climbed down about 25 feet (8 meters) to the statue's observation point, with another officer descending ahead of her. [Full Article...]

Everything you need to know about England's quarter-final opponents Sweden

Everything you need to know about England's quarter-final opponents Sweden Sweden midfielder Albin Ekdal had a scan on a twisted ankle on Wednesday and Mikael Lustig is suspended for the tie against England but changes in personnel are likely to have little effect on the Swedish game plan. What can England expect from Sweden? "As a team, the way they work together, they are one of the best", he added. "If you look at the games we have played, the opponent has had m... [Full Article...]

North Korea says United States attitude in denuclearization talks 'extremely regrettable'

North Korea says United States attitude in denuclearization talks 'extremely regrettable' The downbeat assessment, so different to one Pompeo had offered reporters a few hours earlier, suggested - as Korea analysts had feared - that the two sides remain far apart on their goals for talks on denuclearisation despite Pompeo's past comments and Trump's comments after his June meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. [Full Article...]

Ted Cruz wants to pick Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee

Ted Cruz wants to pick Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee The three others interviewed were justices Brett Kavanaugh , Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge . "While we do not agree with every decision Justice Kennedy ever wrote, his impact on LGBTQ rights is unquestioned", Wu said. He's a connected Washington insider with roots in politics in the George W. Bush White House. Orrin Hatch may have on purpose/not on goal revealed President Do... [Full Article...]

Thailand Boat Accident Death Toll Climbs to 33

Thailand Boat Accident Death Toll Climbs to 33 A helicopter and a Thai navy vessel search for missing passengers from a capsized tourist boat in the water off Phuket, Thailand . Ambassador Lyu said it hoped the cause of the capsizing would be quickly ascertained and asked Somkid to have the relevant Thai agencies closely cooperate with China on the matter. [Full Article...]

At least 49 killed, 48 missing as torrential rain pounds Japan

At least 49 killed, 48 missing as torrential rain pounds Japan Public broadcaster NHK said 38 people were dead, four were injured seriously and 47 were missing. In Hiroshima, the body of a man in his 60s was found near a bridge today and officials said another man was killed when a mudslide struck his house. [Full Article...]

White House seeks extension for deadline to reunite migrant families

White House seeks extension for deadline to reunite migrant families He said that order, from Obama-appointed federal Judge Dolly Gee of Central California, conflicts with a new order from Judge Dana Sabrow, a Bush 43 appointee, which demands that children be reunited with the adults they crossed the border with. [Full Article...]

Two arrested in Jharkhand for selling children

Two arrested in Jharkhand for selling children The women are also under suspicion of selling three other infants and are believed to have an additional accomplice, a shelter employee who is now being investigated. But as the couple reached Nirmal Hriday's office, the accused took the boy away. Verma said the section of Nirmal Hriday, which provided shelter to unwed mothers, has been sealed. [Full Article...]

California Fires: Klamathon Wildfire Closes Interstate 5, 10 Acres Destroyed In Irwindale

California Fires: Klamathon Wildfire Closes Interstate 5, 10 Acres Destroyed In Irwindale Dave Zaniboni. A Red Flag Warning, denoting extreme fire-weather danger, remains in effect for the South Coast through 10 a.m. Saturday. The fire has grown to cover more than 21,000 acres. Hornbrook is located in Siskyou County. Officials expect increasingly warm temperatures and dry weather this weekend could spur fire growth. Authorities did not release other details on the death that has be... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Beryl could hit parts of the Caribbean

Hurricane Beryl could hit parts of the Caribbean ET by the National Hurricane Center . It was centered 720 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and was moving west at 14 mph. The Category 1 hurricane, the first of the 2018 Atlantic season , strengthened from a tropical depression to a hurricane within 24 hours, surprising specialists who dubbed it "Brazen Beryl ". [Full Article...]

NATO Braces For Trump, White House Says Business As Usual

NATO Braces For Trump, White House Says Business As Usual Almost seventy years later, none of these concerns still exist. "That's the question: Is the US security conditional?" asked Heather Conley, who served as a deputy assistant secretary of State in the Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs for George W. [Full Article...]

Ringleader of Tokyo sarin nerve agent terror attack executed

Ringleader of Tokyo sarin nerve agent terror attack executed In 2004, he was convicted of having killed 27 people in 13 murders and other assaults and kidnappings spanning six years that culminated in the subway attack in his elaborate scheme to hasten Armageddon that he threatened. Victims, families and their supporters, as well as those involved in the legal system believe it is necessary to come to terms with the crimes and draw lessons from them to avoi... [Full Article...]

Hormuz Strait either for all, or for none: Iranian commander

Hormuz Strait either for all, or for none: Iranian commander During the phone call, the German chancellor said that the discussion on details of the agreement should continue. "Unfortunately, the proposed package lacked an action plan or a clear road map for continuation of cooperation". "For the start August it seems a bit short, but we are trying to do it by November", he was quoted by Reuters news agency as telling a French radio station. [Full Article...]

Poland's Supreme Court chief must retire, says aide to president

Poland's Supreme Court chief must retire, says aide to president Most notably, the measure will remove Justice Małgorzata Gersdorf, the president of the Supreme Court , whose six-year term was otherwise set to expire in 2020. Dozens of people protested in front of the presidential palace Tuesday before a meeting he held with Gersdorf, holding up a sign that said: "He who breaks the highest law is a traitor to the nation". [Full Article...]


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