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Donald Trump 'threatens to pull USA out of NATO'

The Kremlin yesterday (12 July) rejected US President Donald Trump's description of Germany as a "captive" of Russian Federation due to its energy reliance, saying his statement was part of a US campaign to bully Europe into buying American energy supplies. Read More »

Putin hosts aide to Iran's supreme leader amid Syria talks

Ali Akbar Velayati, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's top adviser on worldwide affairs, smiles as he listens to questions from the media during a news conference after meeting with Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam at the government palace in Beirut May 18, 2015. Read More »

In Egypt discovered mysterious giant sarcophagus head


The sarcophagus is 185 cm tall, 265 cm long and 165 cm wide, and is believed to be the largest ever found in Alexandria , a city on the northern coast of Egypt . Stunning new research also claims that King Tutankhamun may have been a boy soldier, challenging the theory he was a weak and sickly youth before his mysterious death at around 18 years of age. Read More »

Canada To Lead NATO Training Mission In Iraq


Members don't pay dues, although they do contribute to common military and civilian programs - and Washington pays nearly one-quarter of those costs. Prior to the June NATO meeting and this week's annual ministerial, Pentagon sources told The Washington Times that Mr. Read More »

Trumps kick off United Kingdom visit with black-tie gala


After a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit where he provoked a crisis session to force allies to raise their defense spending, Trump landed in Britain having described the closest US ally in Europe as being in turmoil over Brexit. The interview was the latest breach of diplomatic protocol by Trump, whose predecessors tended to avoid criticizing their foreign hosts. The Trumps were greeted in the courtyard of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire by UK Prime Minister Theresa May and husband ... Read More »

Ford's campaign promises laid out in Throne speech


The Lieutenant-Governor will deliver the Speech from the Throne on Thursday. The speech, written by the premier's office and read by Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell at the Ontario legislature, sets out a road map for the new Progressive Conservative government's term. Read More »

British man poisoned with Novichok is no longer in critical condition - hospital


He had moved from critical to a "serious, but stable" condition, said Lorna Wilkinson, director of nursing at Salisbury hospital. She said that he still "has some way to go", but the staff is optimistic about his recovery. "We are cross about the scathing comments". Police now believe the two handled a contaminated item with a high dose of Novichok , although they have not been able to confirm if it was from the same batch as the one used in the attempted murder of the Skripals. Read More »

Trump meets Theresa May, promptly says Boris Johnson would be ‘great PM’


What he said about. He thought she was great on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation today and is a really terrific person. I get along with her very nicely. Protests took place outside the Blenheim grounds in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, with several hundred demonstrators waving banners and placards reading Dump Trump, Not Welcome Here, Protect Children Not Trump and Keep Your Tiny Hands Off My Pussy! Look at what is going on in London . Read More »

Thailand cave: Museum and movie in the works for Tham Luang


Both Chu and Pure Flix's films will be based on the rescue of the 12 young Thai soccer players and their 25-year-old coach who were trapped in a cave complex near the Myanmar border. He was the only casualty of the operation. "I want to see the face of my child and embrace him and ask him how he feels and how he's doing". Closer to home, Chiang Rai locals rejoiced at the odds-upsetting rescue bid. Read More »

Man with no arms charged with stabbing tourist


Both Coronado and his friend, 22-year-old Cindy Barrientos, told investigators that they were just asking for directions when Crenshaw suddenly stabbed Coronado and walked off. A MAN previously thought to be harmless - as he was a disabled artist who sold his canvases in Miami's touristy South Beach, has been charged with stabbing a Chicago tourist. Read More »

Big Twitter Accounts See Follower Numbers Drop After Fake-User Purge

He's got over 4 million followers as of Thursday. Trump has done more damage to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in months than Russian Federation has in decades Trump takes credit for increased defense spending by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, but says "it isn't almost enough" Trump questions how Russian Federation probe can "proceed" given Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's private comments MORE, who had 53.4 million Twitter followers before the platform began pulling ... Read More »

Raw: Deadly Tornado Strikes North Dakota Town


One of those injured was a 7-day-old infant boy, who later died from injuries sustained in the tornado after being transferred to a hospital with advanced life support services. Residents were allowed to return to the scene to collect belongings Tuesday and Wednesday. "There's a threat of a few tornadoes and potential of large hail and a threat of flash flooding for the same areas mainly from this evening into early Thursday", Chenard said. Read More »

Deadly Mexico quake unearths ancient temple

She also said the find indicates that the site built by the Tlahuica people dates back to the early stages of the Mexica period, which makes it older than previously thought. Approximately two meters below the level of the floor that now has the top of the pyramid, the team found located the vestiges of the substructure, and found it was architecturally very similar to the current temple, marked in red on the right. Read More »

China vows retaliation for US$200B USA tariff threat


Based on recent data, Jones said US-owned subsidiaries in China generated sales of around $US350 billion, "which is similar in scale to the United States trade deficit in goods with China". The new round of tariffs targets more than 6000 trade lines including a wide range of low-end manufactured products from handbags, textiles, tires, leather goods, ski gloves to refrigerators to TVs. Read More »

Syria's Former Rebel Strongholds Endure as Assad Regime Reasserts Control


Latest estimates say some 2,000 militants are still holed up in Dara'a city, along with their families. But Jaish Khaled bin Walid, a local IS branch that controls a small corner in the southwest of the province, on the border with Jordan and close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, is not included in that deal. Read More »

North Koreans Miss Meeting About US Soldier Remains


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a letter to President Donald Trump praising progress in relations between the two countries and bringing up the possibility of another meeting between the two state heads. The letter comes days after the North Korean Foreign Ministry released a statement accusing the US of "ganster-like" demands and trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nuclear weapons. Read More »

Coming back to save Pakistan from conspirators: Nawaz


She was also convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison. Nawaz Sharif on Friday was sentenced to a total of 11 years in prison and slapped a £8 million fine (Rs1.3 billion) in the Avenfield properties reference while Maryam was sentenced to eight years with a £2 million fine (Rs335 million). Read More »

An Endangered Blue Whale Has Been Slaughtered by Icelandic Whalers, Reports Claim

There are about 25,000 of them and 100,000 fin whales . "There were no characteristics of a blue whale, it is very easy to tell a blue whale in the ocean". There is nearly no possibility that an experienced observer would have misidentified it as anything else at sea". Sea Shepherd UK chief operating officer Robert Read demanded DNA samples be taken from the Hvalur 8's equipment, meat stocks, and storage to prove it illegally killed a blue whale. Read More »

Flynn joins consulting firm ahead of criminal sentencing


Facing potentially severe charges that included acting as an unregistered lobbyist, Flynn agreed on December 1, 2017 to plead guilty to a single count of lying to investigators in exchange for cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

Coast Guard finds body of overboard cruise ship passenger


The U.S. Coast Guard says the crew recovered the unresponsive man Tuesday afternoon from the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca. "We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim". At the time the man went overboard, the vessel was in USA waters, just north of Cape Flattery, at the northwestern tip of Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. Read More »

Blast sets off fire outside Egypt's Cairo airport


At the time of writing, eight injuries have been recorded. No deaths have been reported. In February 2015 authorities discovered bombs planted at the Cairo International Airport on the same day that a blast killed a man in Egypt's second city of Alexandria. Read More »

Investigation into 1955 murder of black U.S. teenager Emmett Till reopened


The report , issued in March, said the department reopened the case "after receiving new information". Known as "Bobo" to those who loved him, Emmett's savage murder jolted a nation, spurring it to action on civil rights. The boy's body was later found, tethered to a cotton gin fan, in the Tallahatchie River. Till's mother, Mamie Till Mobley, insisted that her son's disfigured body be displayed in an open-casket funeral. Read More »

Man faces hate crime charges over racist Puerto Rico shirt rant


Mobile video shows the officer, Patrick Connor, appearing to ignore the woman's pleas that he intervene as a white man repeatedly jabs his finger at her. 'I told him I felt uncomfortable multiple times and he did not do anything'. The Cook County Forest Preserve officer can be seen in the video standing in the background, not moving closer as Trybus continued to come up to Irizzary. Read More »

Trump brings 'new sense of urgency' to NATO: Stoltenberg


Trump said he and Merkel also talked about the pipeline project that he railed about during a breakfast meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, but would not comment on what they discussed. According to diplomats, he plunged the summit into chaos on Thursday by saying that the USA would "go it alone", if European states failed to boost their spending to at least 2% by January. Read More »

British Diver Who Helped Rescue Trapped Boys in Thailand Returns to UK


Earlier on Thursday, footage emerged of the boys recovering in hospital , sitting up and even waving at the camera, while their parents watched from behind the glass. The dangers of the rescue were brought into sharp relief last Friday by the death of a retired Thai Navy Seal as he ran out of air in the flooded cave complex as extraction plans were being laid. Read More »

Bill De Blasio Reportedly Crossed US Border Illegally, CBP Says


The agent then asked them if they had been authorized to view the facility from that location. The New York Police Department provides the security detail for de Blasio. Mayor Bill de Blasio stops at a gate after being told he could not cross through the gate to the tent facility setup at the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry on June 21, 2018 in Fabens, Texas. Read More »

Page's Attorney Slams House Republicans' 'Bullying Tactics'


Two House panels are set to interview former Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page in a closed door meeting. Trump tweeted Wednesday: "Ex-FBI LAYER Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena to testify before Congress!" "Congressional subpoenas for testimony are not optional". Read More »

Trump Says U.S. Allies Agree to Raise NATO Defense Spending


At the contentious two-day summit that wrapped up Thursday, Trump intensified accusations that other nations in the 29-member alliance were not paying their fair share on defense. And while the president has said he ultimately wants to up commitments doubled to 4 percent, for now he said that countries have agreed to move at a "faster clip" to meet the 2 percent threshold. Read More »

Flood in Japan: the number of victims has risen to 179


In the city of Kurashiki , the flooding engulfed entire districts at one point, forcing some people to their rooftops to wait for rescue. Some people escaped the water by climbing onto the top of their homes while waiting to be rescued by helicopter. Read More »

Firefighter killed in Wisconsin explosion


The explosion happened on Tuesday around 6:20 the intersection of Main and Bristol Streets after police were called to the area for a gas leak. The fire department said that following a search of the area there are no missing people following the blast, which caused "significant damage" to five buildings- Barr House, Glass Nickel Pizza, the Professional Building, Water Tower Chophouse and a residential home. Read More »

Second arrest made in murder of rapper XXXTentacion


Authorities are still seeking an unidentified "second gunman" and Robert Allen , a 22-year-old man described as a person of interest in the case. Investigators also said Allen is wanted in Broward County for a probation violation for possession of flakka and carrying a concealed firearm. Read More »

Eleven Rescued From Alaska Crash


All 11 were taken to a staging area and were to be transported from there to Ketchikan. "The aircraft emergency locator transmitter has been activated". Authorities say no deaths have been reported after a plane believed to be carrying 11 people crashed in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. Read More »