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Belgium foils terror attack: Suspect killed


An employee at the station said he stood next to the suspect, who he described as in his 30s, and having uttered the words " Allahu akbar " (God is greatest). A spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor's office says the suspect in the explosion at a train station in the Belgian capital has died. Belgium's Crisis Center, which monitors security threats in the country, said via Twitter that "soldiers had to neutralize an individual" at the Central station on Tuesday. Read More »

Merkel's conservatives widen lead three months before German vote

With Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) slumping in the polls , its leader called on the party to take on Chancellor Angela Merkel in a September election on a program of investment, social justice and a stronger Europe. During the 2013 election campaign, she expressed reservations about gay marriage, saying: "I am unsure what is good for the child, and this uncertainty I would simply like to be allowed to express without wanting to discriminate against anyone". Read More »

US Republicans, facing health care revolt, delay Senate vote


Lawmakers are expected to leave town by Friday for their July 4 holiday break, which runs all next week. The Congressional Budget Office analysis suggested some ammunition GOP leaders could use, saying the Senate bill would cut federal deficits by $202 billion more over the coming decade than the version the House approved in May. Read More »

Brexit talks start with first United Kingdom concession


Mrs May will brief fellow European Union leaders at a summit on Thursday on the UK's approach, which will be set out in a paper on Monday, Mr Davis revealed. "If all went well, the two parties may want to remarry even before they have divorced". Yet many in Brussels fear that London has no real strategy, with May under pressure at home, still trying to close a deal with a conservative Northern Ireland party to stay in power, and facing criticism for her handling of the aftermath of a ... Read More »

German city evacuates apartment block over insulation worry

A huge fire has engulfed a 24-story apartment block in West London . Flames and smoke billow as firefighters deal with a serious fire in a tower block at Latimer Road in West London , Britain June 14, 2017. David Metcalfe, head of the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology, a body which works with hundreds of contractors, architects and manufacturers, claimed samples are being tested "severely" in a way which may be inflating the scale of the crisis. Read More »

Team NZ have one hand on cup


The US team has spent the week working on making improvements to its 15-meter foiling catamaran in an effort to match the speed of its Kiwi rival, which is using a revolutionary cycling system with which its sailors provide the power needed to control the boat. Read More »

Saudi Arabia says no negotiations over Qatar demands


President Erdogan said that he had no intention of withdrawing his troops from Qatar and would instead stand by the gas-rich state and reinforce Turkey's military base there. Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al-Thani, the countries Communications director said the demands buttresses Qatar's initial point. Corker is the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee . Read More »

Senate Republican leaders delay healthcare bill vote

McConnell emphasized that it's a "big, complicated subject", noting that Democrats spent a great deal of time trying to reach consensus on Obamacare in 2009. "We're interested in getting an outcome, because we know the status quo is simply unacceptable, unsustainable - and no action is just not an option". Read More »

Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent


WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort registered Tuesday with the Justice Department as an agent of a foreign government, acknowledging for the first time that some of his lobbying work on behalf of Ukraine's former president was aimed at influencing US policy makers and journalists. Read More »

CNN journalists resign after Trump-Russia article pulled

The story was posted on the network's website Thursday and was removed Friday night. "In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on CNN .com, CNN has accepted the resignations of the employees involved in the story's publication". Read More »

Sen. Murphy: Trump's Policy is to 'Do the Opposite'


He alleged that for almost six decades, the Cuban people had suffered under the Communist domination. For Cubans, the shift risks stifling a nascent middle class that has started to rise as Americans have flocked to the island on airlines, patronising thousands of private bed-and-breakfasts. Read More »

Trump and Modi bond over security as China looms

President Trump was obviously referring to their huge following on online platforms making them the top two most followed world leaders on social media. While leaving the place, PM Modi was escorted by United States President Donald Trump along with the First Lady Melania Trump. Modi's chummy overtures mark a stark change from years of being shunned by American officials because of religious violence in his home state of Gujarat. Read More »

Texas woman charged in deaths of 2 children left in hot auto


Sheriff's officials said Cynthia Marie Randolph initially told investigators her 2-year-old girl and 16-month-old boy locked themselves in the auto on May 26 when they died, but her account changed over the course of several interviews. Upon further questioning, Randolph reportedly admitted that she broke one of her auto windows to "make it look like an accident". Randolph said she spent the next 30 to 40 minutes searching for the children . Read More »

In Washington : Tillerson to meet Qatari counterpart


Qatar officials have dismissed the list as unrealistic and unfair. Instead of closing the base, or meeting any of the other "difficult" demands, Qatar said it would not negotiate while it remained under what it considers an illegal blockade by the other countries. Read More »

Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years


Some played on old swings and others with toy guns and rifles, which were among the toys allowed by Islamic State militants after they took over the city in June 2014. He said: "There was a time when significant numbers of foreign fighters were flowing into Iraq and Syria". A dozen coalition airstrikes on Mosul's western-most edge killed about 40 militants on Monday. Read More »

Morganton ISIS Suspect Gets Life Sentence


He pleaded guilty to attempting to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries on November 29, 2016. Authorities say he stole money from the man to support his plot. Reidinger said Sullivan's plans for a mass murder were stealthy and silent so as to kill more people like sitting ducks. "Justin Sullivan had elaborate plans to kill hundreds of innocent people to show his support for the terrorist organization, ISIL", said FBI Special Agent in Charge John Strong, The Charlotte ... Read More »

New US ambassador to China says North Korea a top priority


Patrick Poon, a researcher at Amnesty International, told Reuters late on Tuesday that he had been authorised by several people close to the family to say that Liu Xia had told Chinese authorities she wants her husband to receive medical treatment overseas. Read More »

US, Russia, Iran draw new red lines in Syria


Iran said its ballistic missile strike targeting ISIS in Syria also served as a warning to archrival Saudi Arabia and the United States, with a former Revolutionary Guard chief writing on Twitter that "The bigger slap is yet to come". It's also aimed to tell the US that Iran is fighting the Islamic State on its own terms, Handjani said. The IRGC said that the firings at the weekend were Iran's retaliation for the attacks that took place in the country's capital. Read More »

Iran warns United States against 'dangerous' Syria escalation


Iranian-backed forces have also drawn closer to a military base in southern Syria where the training more forces in the fight against ISIS. Earlier this month, the US shot down a Syrian fighter jet for the first time. The Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly moved Tuesday to sack its president, Pedro Agramunt , because of a visit to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in March. Read More »

Britney Spears Is So Over All Those Lip-Syncing Accusations


So it's frustrating to hear one of the most important pop figures of our modern music era still get questioned about her ability to actually sing during her show. Meanwhile, Britney previously confessed that she made the first move on her current boyfriend Sam Asghari. "I think I was a different person then, young, and I did not always know instinctively what was good and what was wrong". Read More »

Germany ease into Confederations Cup semi-finals

Germany secured a Confederations Cup semifinal spot as they beat Cameroon 3-1 in Sochi to win Group B . " Mexico is going to be a tough game, they are a very flexible team with very good players", said Loew, who became the first head coach to achieve 100 global wins. Read More »

DSP's lynching in JK: Three more arrested

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir , Muneer Khan said that SIT will thoroughly and on fast track investigate the barbaric lynching of the police officer. Sayeed also said that people should not test the patience of police, or else, the old times may return when people used to run away on seeing the police. Read More »

Brazil's Temer makes impassioned defense against corruption charge


Temer , who took over in May of previous year after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and later removed from office, now also has the dubious distinction of having the lowest approval rating of a president since 1989. The bribery charge is linked to the arrest of a close former presidential aide caught carrying a suitcase stuffed with 500,000 reais (about $150,000) cash that prosecutors say was part of payments from JBS meatpacking executives to Temer . Read More »

Venezuela minister says chopper fired 15 shots


In a video circulating on social media, the commander of a national guard unit protecting the legislature aggressively shoved National Assembly President Julio Borges as he's walking away from a heated discussion. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reported Tuesday about an apparent uprising by a group of military personnel, after hours of shooting in the neighborhood near the Supreme Court. Read More »

US, India Leaders Pledge to Boost Security, Trade Ties

He claimed that the growing status of Modi as a global leader and rising status of India in the comity of nations "obviously is not digestible" to Congress given their "lacklustre foreign policy" during its 10-year rule. And I would say, by the end of the day we'll agree on everything. The leaders agreed to intensify the mutually beneficial partnership to fully harness their innovation capabilities to solve global developmental challenges. Read More »

Burn victims overwhelm Pakistani hospitals after tanker fire kills 146


Seeing fuel spilling onto the road, villagers in the area, some riding motorcycles, rushed to the site with buckets and containers, said Raja Riffat, the Bahawalpur police chief. The site was littered with numerous bodies burned beyond recognition, said eyewitnesses. "The bodies will be handed over to the families after DNA tests". Read More »

Europe, Ukraine targeted in massive hack attack


According to The Washington Post , in a story posted at 11 a.m. A Maersk representative told AFP that company systems are "down across all business units due to a virus". "In Ukraine , government departments, the central bank, a state-run aircraft manufacturer, the airport in Kiev and the metro network have all been paralyzed by the hack". Read More »

Jewish group cancels meeting with Netanyahu in protest


Reform and Conservative Jews in Israel and the West spent four years hammering out a deal with the Israeli government to expand access to the Western Wall . US President Donald Trump's popularity in Israel and his lack thereof among American Jews is symptomatic of deeper differences. They are all our brothers. Read More »

GOP Sen. Susan Collins Firmly Opposes Senate Health Care Bill

The much-awaited Congressional Budget Office report yesterday found the number of uninsured will soar to 49 million by 2026 - or 22 million more than under Obamacare. "I've seen the kind of trauma that not having health insurance can create for people and I really don't want to go back to that world". The Senate bill would cut hundreds of billions of dollars in taxes over the coming decade, with most of the savings going to those at the top of the income ladder . Read More »

PM Modi leaves for home after concluding three nation tour

During his visit, President Trump praised PM Modi for what he has done economically. With an eye on China and the disputes in the South China Sea, PM Modi and Trump after their meeting in the White House called for freedom of navigation and resolving of territorial and maritime disputes peacefully in accordance with worldwide law. Read More »

Pentagon: 'active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack


The U.S. accusation and ominous warning marked a further escalation of tensions in a country where the using Syrian Arab and Kurdish proxy soldiers to combat the Islamic State group in its remaining strongholds, even as Russian Federation and Iran work to support President Bashar Assad , who has gained the upper hand in a long civil war. Read More »

Supreme Court Revives Parts of Trump Travel Ban


He claimed it was needed to protect the USA from terrorists, but opponents said it was unfairly harsh and was meant to meet Trump's campaign promise of keeping Muslims out of the United States . "President Trump's Muslim ban violates the fundamental constitutional principle that government can not favor or disfavor any one religion", said Devon Chaffee, executive director of the ACLU of NH. Read More »