Sunday, 17 December 2017
Latest news
Home » World News

World News

Israel begins to reduce electricity supplies to Gaza

perth_map

Construction began on 2,758 homes over the period surveyed, whereas in the previous year only 1,619 new homes were being built, according to The Times of Israel . "After decades, I have the honour to be the first prime minister to build a settlement in Judea and Samaria", Netanyahu said on Tuesday, calling the occupied West Bank by its biblical name. Read More »

ACLU: Michelle Carter Conviction Violates First Amendment

The judge said those words constituted "wanton and reckless conduct ". In another exchange, Carter told Roy she would look like a "fool" if he didn't kill himself perhaps because she'd been telling people her boyfriend was suicidal. Another Massachusetts defense lawyer, J. Drew Segadelli, applauded the judge for his "careful consideration" of Carter's damning text message to Roy to " get back in the" vehicle. Read More »

Interview: Trump policies could roll back US-Cuba ties, says Mexican academic

Some 285,000 people visited the Caribbean country in 2016, up 74 percent over 2015, with Americans the third biggest group after Canadians and Cuban expats. And Cuba's main political and trade ally Venezuela is in crisis with triple-digit inflation and shortages of food and medicine fanning protests against the socialist government. Read More »

Brussels bomber was Moroccan national aged 36

A suspected terrorist bomber was shot dead by Belgian troops at Brussels Central Station, Tuesday, after a small explosion took place at the transportation hub at around 8:30 p.m. He said that the attacker then charged at soldiers while shouting " Allahu akbar ", Arabic for "God is great". A police spokesman told Reuters: "There was an incident at Central station". Read More »

Justices side with government in property rights case

Stephanopoulos and Public Policy Institute of California research fellow Eric McGhee suggested a solution in a widely circulated 2014 paper . The two-judge majority claimed that it was an unconstitutional gerrymander, because the Republican-controlled legislature had drawn districts favoring the Republican Party. Read More »

Muslim scholars condemn London terror attack

perth_map

The man arrested over a van attack on Muslims in north London has been named locally as father-of-four Darren Osborne . Speaking outside a house in Weston-Super-Mare, where Osborne's family members gathered this afternoon, Nicola, 50, said: "I am very sorry for what's happened". Read More »

Russian Federation protests: Kremlin critic Navalny among hundreds detained

perth_map

Turnout was hard to calculate as ordinary people mingled with those protesting, but thousands filled the Tverskaya Street area in Moscow , many waving Russian flags and banners. A man looks over an anti-aircraft machine gun during a re-enactment festival which coincides with an anti-corruption protest organised by opposition leader Alexei Navalny , on Tverskaya Street in central Moscow , Russia, June 12, 2017 . Read More »

Dennis Rodman gifts Trump's 'Art of the Deal' to North Korean minister

perth_map

Kelly Martin, Senior Director of Communications at University of Cincinnati Health, said that Otto was "in stable condition but received a severe neurological injury". Fred Warmbier appeared critical of the Obama administration's handling of his son's January 2016 detention, saying the family heeded the United States government's advice to take a low profile "without result". Read More »

The great Muslim civil war -- and us

perth_map

On Thursday, Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said that "Turkish and Russian military may be sent to Syria's Idlib province as part of agreements on de-escalation zones". Syrian forces and Iranian-backed militias supporting them are reaching east closer to American-backed fighters, and this includes forces of the Pentagon hopes pursuing the militants into the Euphrates River valley after they take the Raqqa, the Islamic State's self-declared capital. Read More »

David Davis says he is not certain UK will secure Brexit deal

Asked if there would be a deal, Mr Davis said: 'I'm pretty sure, I am not 100% sure, you can never be, it's a negotiation. But the Brexit Secretary was unequivocal that MPs should stop plotting Mrs May's downfall and get on with the job. He also suggested there would be "one to two years" of transitional arrangements between the United Kingdom and EU. In my job I don't think out loud, I don't make guesses. Read More »

CNN deletes, retracts story linking Trump and Russian Federation

Anthony Scaramucci tweeted Saturday that all is forgiven over the retracted story. The network published an editor's note on its website saying the story did not meet CNN's editorial standards. Moscow was quick to respond to the original piece, pointing out the many factual errors — as well as observing the ongoing output of CNN content attempting to drum up support for an anti-Russia agenda on Capitol Hill and in the U.S. Read More »

No tapes: Trump says he didn't record meetings with Comey

He later claimed that he did not tape his meetings with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation boss, although his adviser Kellyanne Conway told CNN that the President was leaving "open the possibility that they may exist". CNN host Jake Tapper dressed down President Donald Trump after a series of public blunders that have damaged the White House's credibility . Donald Trump , on the other hand, made the false claim that he possessed tapes because he understood the power of merely ... Read More »

Bodies of missing sailors found on stricken Navy destroyer

perth_map

At around 29,000 tons displacement, the ship dwarfs the 8,315-ton USA warship, and was carrying 1,080 containers from the port of Nagoya to Tokyo . "It will take months, hopefully under a year". Two other crew members suffered cuts and bruises and were evacuated. A news release from U.S. Seventh Fleet confirmed that two berthing spaces, an auxiliary machine room and the ship's radio room all flooded. Read More »

Ryu Shoots Course-Record 61, Leads LPGA Event

perth_map

And the third-ranked South Korean might just have used victory Sunday in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship as a springboard for a possible rise to No. Ryu said her psychologist told her the night before that she shouldn't try to be ideal. MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Fred Couples rallied to win the American Family Insurance Open for his second PGA Tour Champions title of the year and 13th overall. Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final

perth_map

A clever defender with a mean streak, Portugal's defense is anchored on Pepe, the Real Madrid central defender who has been at the heart of the team's back line for the past decade. He scored his 75th goal for his country in the win. Mexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio hailed his side's willingness to fight "until the bitter end" following their 2-1 Confederations Cup victory over Russian Federation. Read More »

2 escaped Georgia inmates have been captured, officials say

perth_map

Two inmates accused of escaping from a prison transport bus and killing two corrections officers are back behind bars. As for the correctional officers , the two men who were unfortunately killed were Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue , hired in 2009 and 2007 respectively. Read More »

The US military just shot down another Syrian drone

perth_map

Tuesday's statement from the worldwide coalition stressed that the global effort remained focused on ISIS but said that coalition forces had the right to self-defense. Australia has lifted a suspension on military air missions over Syria imposed after the shooting down of a Syrian jet by United States forces. Read More »

Ferry sinks near Medellin, nine dead

Rescue workers and the air force were helping passengers at the scene, President Juan Manuel Santos said in a Twitter post . Nine people have died, and more than 30 are missing, according to authorities in Antioquia , where the incident took place. Read More »

Placerita Fire burns near homes in Santa Clarita

The fire quickly jumped the freeway and has destroyed at least one structure. It quickly grew to more than 1 square mile, fed by tinder-dry brush and driven by winds in stifling heat. More than 230 firefighters were battling the blaze, which is zero percent contained. Authorities reopened all but the right-land lanes of both directions of the 14 Freeway at about 4:30 p.m., keeping the right-hand lanes reserved to fire apparatus and emergency vehicles, according to CHP logs. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing US student Otto Warmbier

A North Korean spokesman for Pyongyang's foreign ministry told KCNA Friday the regime made their best efforts to treat Warmbier and that North Korea is "the biggest victim of this incident". Warmbier died Monday , just days after he returned to the U.S., and his funeral was held in his hometown in Ohio Thursday. His parents released a statement that said his death was the inevitable result of "the bad torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans". Read More »

Rickard hits tiebreaking double in 9th, Orioles top Rays 8-5

perth_map

Tillman was pulled after giving up five runs in four-plus innings Tuesday against the Indians. This meant that for the 20th consecutive game they allowed at least five runs. Mejia and relievers Tyler Duffey, Taylor Rogers and Trevor Hildenberger combined on a four-hitter. Iglesias (2-2) was stuck with the loss as Harper had the winning hit on a full-count pitch. Read More »

Guest Opinion: The health care debate affects all of us

perth_map

They are Aetna Health, Aetna Life Insurance Company, All Savers Insurance Company, AvMed, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida, Capital Health Plan, Florida Health Care Plan, Health First Commercial Plans, Health Options, Humana Health Insurance Company of Florida, Humana Medical Plan, Neighborhood Health Partnership, United Healthcare Insurance Company and United Healthcare of Florida. Read More »

London police link 51-year-old man's death to mosque attack

perth_map

Osborne, from Cardiff in Wales, is due to appear before magistrates later on Friday. He had been questioned by police for more than four days since his arrest, before the Met Police confirmed earlier today that he had been charged with terrorism-related murder . Read More »

California deli owner feels 'blessed' after selling $447 million Powerball ticket

Alberre said it was the third ticket sold at the store worth over $1 million, and by far the largest. The jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing has grown to an estimated $435 million, the eighth-largest in Powerball history. A Powerball player in California will take home the entire $447.8 million jackpot after matching all six numbers on their ticket in Saturday's drawing, lottery officials said. Read More »

US Democrats look to future after dispiriting loss in Georgia election

perth_map

Jon Ossoff's defeat in Georgia's special House election - an election Democrats hoped would have been a referendum on President Donald Trump - has renewed some soul searching among its members. Ms. Handel, an establishment Republican and former State Secretary of State, defeated Democratic challenger and political novice Jon Ossoff by about five percentage points, USA television networks projected, denying Democrats what would have been their first election victory of the year. Read More »

Terrorist suspect shot dead after failed bombing in Brussels

perth_map

The explosion did not cause any injuries, but traffic in the city was heavily disrupted on Tuesday evening, CNN reported. He said there were more explosives that the suspect carried into the station than the small detonation that alerted the patrolling military to the man before they killed him. Read More »

Nigel Farage "Concerned" After Trump's State Visit Is Put In Doubt

perth_map

Queen Elizabeth II delivered a speech to Parliament on Wednesday outlining the British government's legislative agenda. Of 27 Bills and draft bills unveiled in her first Queen's Speech , eight are devoted to the complex process of withdrawal from the EU, including a Repeal Bill to overturn the 1972 Act which took Britain into the European Economic Community and separate Bills on customs, trade, immigration, fisheries, agriculture, nuclear safeguards and the worldwide sanctions regime. Read More »

US Warplane Shoots Down Iranian Armed Drone in Syria

perth_map

A US F-18 fighter jet from the US-led coalition hit a Syrian Air Force Su-22 warplane with an air-to-air missile on June 18. The Pentagon said that after Syrian jets had bombed USA -backed forces fighting ISIS in Syria and ground forces headed their way with artillery and armored vehicles, US jets made a strafing run at the vehicles to stop their advance. Read More »

Govt announces 149 new post office passport kendras, aims a

perth_map

She said that with this move no Indian will be required to travel more than 50 kilometer to get their passport and that major post offices in the country will also provide the service. Since the labourers were illiterate, the word "Agreement' was pronounced by them as "Girmit". The Minister, announcing the openning of 149 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs), said these will be set up in the second phase. Read More »

Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

perth_map

The other four Senators said the bill doesn't do enough to repeal Obamacare and lower health care costs. Johnson said Friday he has not decided where he stands on the bill. The GOP-controlled Senate bill introduced Thursday would phase out federal money to states which opted to expand the low-income health insurance program. Read More »

Tell your senators to kill secret health care bill

The bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop numerous benefits required by the ACA. But it then allows states to opt out of that requirement. "It's going to throw millions of people off the insured roles, it's going to gut the Medicaid program", said McCaskill. Read More »