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Qatar to reject demands from Gulf states, official says

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Sheikh Mohammed said Qatar would not close down the Turkish base in his country, nor shut Al Jazeera as demanded by the Arab countries. On June 22, the four Arab nations presented an ultimatum containing a 13-point list of demands and gave Doha ten days to fulfil them. Read More »

US Renews Pressure on China With an Eye on NKorea Threat

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The package includes technical support for early warning radar, high speed anti-radiation missiles, torpedoes and missile components . The United States is the sole arms supplier to Taiwan, which China deems its own. Official confirmation of the arms sale, under consideration since January, coincided with Xi's officiation at an ostentatious military parade in Hong Kong on Friday , celebrating China's reunification with what until 1997 Beijing regarded as a "renegade province" similar ... Read More »

China Asks US To Cancel Weapons Deal

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U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters on Thursday the administration had told Congress of seven proposed sales to Taiwan, the first such sales under the Trump administration. "What we have to do is prepare all options because the President has made clear to us that he will not accept a nuclear power in North Korea , and a threat that can target the United States and target the American population", McMaster told a Washington think tank. Read More »

South Korea, US 'walking same path towards a great alliance'

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South Korea is America's seventh largest market for exported goods such as US electrical machinery, aircraft, medical instruments and beef. One of them, he said, "is, which has only been reported in the foreign press, that it agreed to stop missile testing if the US and South Korea would stop doing big joint military maneuvers, which North Korea felt very aggressive moves on their border threatening them". Read More »

Israel Hits Syrian Artillery Sites After Projectiles Land In Golan Heights

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IDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis stated: "Israel maintains a policy of non-involvement in the Syrian civil war". On Friday, the IDF targeted a Syrian army mortar launcher after spillover fire struck the Golan Heights. "Moments ago, an errant projectile from internal fighting in Syria hit an open area in the Northern Golan Heights". "From a tactical perspective if you are attacking from east to west there will likely be spillover", he said last week on a conference call with ... Read More »

Angelique Kerber's possible route to the Wimbledon final

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Also in the women's event, Wozniacki defeated Romanian Simona Halep 5-7 6-4 6-1, while Pliskova beat Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7 (7) 6-2 6-4. Still was a little bit shaky at the end, the last two points, but I made it. The Dane, who needed treatment during the second set, capitalised on Watson's generosity and raised the level of her tennis at the right time. Read More »

In Trinity Lutheran, Supreme Court Upholds Religious Nondiscrimination

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Jewish groups were divided over the Supreme Court's latest church-state ruling allowing public funding of religious institutions' secular activity. The Constitution previously barred public funds from being used "in aid of" any private or parochial school. He argued his conduct deserved a religious exception under the First Amendment's guarantee of free exercise of religion and freedom of speech. Read More »

Chile beat Portugal on penalties to reach Confederation Cup final

Stay tuned for Portugal vs Chile live goal updates FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 semifinals. Portugal created the first chance of the match after two minutes. Rebound fell for substitute Martin Rodriguez who hit the woodwork again in front of an open goal . But Fonte should have been called for a penalty in the 112nd minute when he clearly stepped on Francisco Silva in the box. Read More »

Militants, Including Top LeT Commander, Killed In Kashmir Operation

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However, two civilians, including a woman, were also killed in the cross-fire between security forces and the hiding terrorists in Brenthi Batapora village in Anantnag district. He said Lashkari was top LeT commander and was the mastermind of June 16 attack on police vehicle in Achabal area of Anantnag district in which five policemen and Station House Officer (SHO) Feroz Ahmed were killed. Read More »

Tom Holland is the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man We Needed

After nearly a decade of disappointment on the big screen, Spider-Man was back to thrilling audiences with Tom Holland portraying Peter Parker . Since both ideas were found to be too complicated, the deal that came up with "Spider-Man: Homecoming " did not materialize until one fateful meeting took place between Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac "Ike" Perlmutter and Sony's Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal sometime in early 2015. Read More »

PH, China eye joint military drills to combat terrorism

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He added: "The Chinese government and the Chinese military forces will continue to fully support your fight against terrorism and we're looking forward to enhancement of cooperation in the areas of fighting terrorism". "You know the Philippines and China have already established a bilateral channel between the two ministries of (foreign) affairs to talk about these South China Sea-related issues and that channel have already been opened". Read More »

NWS: Severe weather possible in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties

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Initial storms will pose a risk of very large hail and perhaps a tornado. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. The chance of a few showers is still around 20%. After a great week of dry, cooler weather, rain and thunderstorms could be moving into Ohio County this afternoon. Read More »

Dubai Police unveil world's first self-driving, criminal-catching vehicle

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Months after Dubai unveiled the first flying taxis in the world, Dubai Police recently unveiled another world's first - autonomous, self-driving miniature police cars that are expected to hit the streets by year-end. They are the prize creation of Singapore-based start-up OTSAW Digital , which said they will be used for everyday patrols, to "fulfil low-level order enforcement tasks". Read More »

Fire departments stress fireworks safety ahead of Fourth of July holiday

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Kenwood and Sonoma are both hosting small town-style parades that end at their respective plazas where daylong celebrations commence. Here's a roundup of firework displays and other Fourth of July events going on in Bennington County. Food vendors, local entertainers and inflatables will be on site at the baseball, soccer, softball and football venues before the fireworks show. Lambertville/New Hope - Fireworks over the Delaware River begin at about 9:30 p.m. Read More »

White House Releases Employee Salaries

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Press secretary Sean Spicer, who additionally carries the title of assistant to the president, joins the group on that pay tier, while his deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is being paid $165,000 a year. The White House released a list of salaries for executive branch employees at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Friday, with the numbers ranging from $30,000 all the way up to $187,100.00. Read More »

Tour De France 2017: The Brits to Watch

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In three weeks, 198 riders from 22 teams will pass 21 stages with a total length of 3540 km. At the end of each Tour de France , the most combative cyclist of the whole race is given the "super-combativity" award. "I'm not the superstitious type, to think that winning the Dauphine is a precursor to winning the Tour", Froome said. That's given me a lot of motivation. Read More »

At what point does politics-as-usual become unconstitutional?

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As such, partisan gerrymandering has been seen as the last refuge of politicians who want to manipulate voting maps at the expense of fair and competitive elections. "They ruled we redraw the lines but have given no clear institutions how to do it", Collins said . Although such gerrymanders are a form a viewpoint discrimination, which violates the First Amendment , Republican appointees to the Supreme Court have been reluctant to even let federal courts consider partisan gerrymandering ... Read More »

United Nations chief says "sensitive issues" unresolved in Cyprus talks

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The United Nations has called the negotiations in Switzerland as the "best chance" to bring lasting peace to Cyprus. "This is the final conference, the last conference and we need to reach a settlement", Cavusoglu told reporters. "At the same time there is no doubt that some sensitive and hard issues remain to be resolved", Guterres told reporters in Crans-Montana.Cyprus was split in a Turkish invasion in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup. Read More »

BPI settles defamation suit with ABC

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The trial in the defamation lawsuit filed by Beef Products Incorporated seeking$1.9 billion from ABC Broadcasting and reporter Jim Avila came to an abrupt halt this morning with a settlement. BPI is based in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota. It says in court documents that it accurately presented views and information from "knowledgeable sources on a matter of keen public interest". Read More »

Body of missing Pasadena boy found at Cachuma Lake

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Authorities said the suspect was in Las Vegas "socializing" while law enforcement, search teams, and volunteers looked for his missing 5-year-old son, Aramazd Andressian Jr.in California. He was originally arrested in Los Angeles County shortly after his son went missing, but was later released for lack of evidence. The 35-year-old South Pasadena man was arrested in Las Vegas a week ago. Read More »

Ballance back as Root sets out to lead in Tests

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Ballance returns to the English Test squad after a gap of nearly a year, having last played for the team during their tour of Bangladesh in 2016. " Gary Ballance could play his first Test since October", said Whitaker. He is averaging 101.88 in the Specsavers County Championship and should add to his 21 Test appearances, in which he has scored four hundreds - two of which have come at Lord's. Read More »

Alex Petrovic close to re-signing with Florida Panthers

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither side had publicly revealed those details. Dreger added that while the 45-year-old still has great hands, the Panthers are looking to add more speed to their lineup. He has appeared in 161 games, all with Florida. Before the start of free agency, several teams took care of re-signing their own players. Alex Petrovic will turn 26 during this reported contract. Read More »

Beyoncé and Jay Z's Twins' Names Revealed

The news was revealed after Beyoncé and Jay Z's company that owns the trademarks to their monikers filed legal documents to secure the rights to the names Rumi Carter and Sir Carter . E! reported on June 17 that Beyoncé had delivered the babies in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Ilana Kaplan predicts Blue Ivy, Rumi , Sir , North, and Saint will be the next generation of Marvel superheroes. Read More »

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) Shares Bought by Utah Retirement Systems

Their EPS should be compared to other companies in the Technology sector. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Zynga during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $8,299,000. If you are accessing this story on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and global trademark & copyright laws. The original version of this news story can be viewed at ... Read More »

Beyonce and JAY-Z register trademarks for presumed names of twins

But not only does JAY-Z's 4:44 provide several quotable lyrics, it also offers a front row seat to some of his most personal thoughts. It was previously reported by Radar Online that Beyonce and Jay-Z opted for IVF to have another baby, a source told the publication: " Beyonce had IVF to conceive". Read More »

Presidential poll an articulation of what we stand for: Meira Kumar

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Summary: ReadMy fight is to take forward Mahatma Gandhi's ideology: Meira Kumar She also expressed displeasure over the elections being viewed as a contest between two Dalit leaders - Meira Kumar and Ram Nath Kovind . Recounting the poll journey so far, Kumar said: "I started from Sabarmati Ashram and I am taking forward the values and principles propounded by Gandhiji". Read More »

True Detective Season Three Eyes Mahershala Ali

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A third season has not yet received a formal green light, but it has been in the works for a while, and Ali's casting likely would make that a lock. When we heard the incredibly impressive cast line-up for Season 2, we got blind with excitement but, to be fair, as we had to go on was the incredibly brilliant first season, so how were we to know that Colin Farrell , Vince Vaughn , Rachel McAdams and co. Read More »

Maruti Suzuki India sells 394571 units in the quarter April-June

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However, UV sales this June are the lowest for the carmaker this year, indicating that a good number of consumers have waited for GST to kick in and deliver sizeable price benefits, considering that UVs and larger cars are the biggest beneficiaries of the biggest tax reform ever attempted in the country . Read More »

Washington State Budget Deal Advances

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The Senate is scheduled to vote on the budget sometime after it convenes this morning and send it to the House. There does not appear to be agreement yet on the 2017-19 capital budget. Senate and House nonpartisan analyses show different impacts of the property tax increase after the offset of the lowering of local levies, with the Senate analysis showing most districts would see a decrease by 2021 and a House analysis showing that most would see an increase. Read More »

Tanker and cargo ship collide in English channel

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A British Coastguard helicopter and lifeboats from Dover and Ramsgate were sent to the scene, in case of a possible evacuation, but have since left. The 600-feet oil tanker, which is loaded with gasoline, has a hole above the waterline and damage to the superstructure and being monitored for leaks, the UK's Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) charity said. Read More »

Actor says Venezuelan pilot unhappy over crisis

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The twin attack took place as the president was speaking live on state TV and as the Supreme Court was handing down a series of rulings against the opposition. A defiant Ortega Diaz said she wouldn't recognize the ruling, which she portrayed as a brazen attempt to eliminate her position as Venezuela's top law enforcement official. Read More »

A mystery and adventurous tale surrounds the trailer of 'Jagga Jasoos'

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When asked about whether she looks at Ranbir as a better friend or a better producer, she said, "As a producer, he hasn't done much in this film. Honestly, it's Dada's (Basu) creation, it's his baby". The trailer promises a sense of adventure as Ranbir heads out on a thrilling journey with Katrina to find his father. Visually speaking, the warm tones of the trailer will remind you of Anurag Basu and Ranbir Kapoor's first collaboration Barfi! which released in 2012. Read More »

John Farrell to skip Red Sox game to attend son's Major League Baseball debut

They are getting hitting and pitching. Still, it took extras for the Sox to take the victory in the series opener. Here's how it all went down. If the Blue Jays are going to stay in contention this summer, Tulowitzki has to be better, and it's fair to wonder how ugly the rest of the contract is going to look as he approaches his mid-thirties. Read More »