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Al Jazeera slams Netanyahu bid to shut Jerusalem office

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Netanyahu announced Wednesday that he had told Israeli law enforcement to shut down al Jazeera's offices for "fomenting violence over the Temple Mount", the Jerusalem-based holy site that has been the scene of Palestinian violence in recent days. Read More »

517 members of Congress force Trump to choose between Russian Federation and America

The bill still must be passed by the Senate, which is mired in debate over efforts to overhaul the United States healthcare system as politicians try to clear the decks to leave Washington for their summer recess. Measures against Iran, which is accused of supporting terrorism, and North Korea following missile tests earlier this year, are also included in the bill . Read More »

President Buhari meets with APC and PDP governors in London

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However, it was observed that Umahi and Udom Emmanuel of Ebonyi and Akwa Ibom respectively are not in the circulated images, raising a serious question as to whether some of the PDP governors opted out at the last minute. President Muhammadu Buhari is fast recuperating! "That just tells you that that is the way our president is, we elected him willingly and we have seen that this is the way he is". Read More »

Israeli settlers storm al-Aqsa Mosque as Jerusalem tensions continue

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The State of Israel's longstanding cooperation with the Hashemite Kingdom and King Abdullah, who knew to help wisely also now, played a significant part in the efforts to bring an end to the crisis, and we deeply appreciate this. Israel and Turkey re-established diplomatic ties last year, six years after relations were put on hold over the deaths of 10 Turkish citizens in a 2010 Israeli raid on a ship attempting to break a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. Read More »

Vikings give DE Griffen 4-year contract extension

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It was announced today by Ian Rapport of NFL.com that the Vikings have finalized a four-year extension to his existing contract that now has two years left. He helped Minnesota's defense function as one of the better units in the league last season and one that allowed just 19.2 points per game, good for No. Read More »

Lawmakers Hold 'Service Day' in Protest of Special Session

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The district has spent years making cuts, trying to wait out Springfield's politics, but he said Eldroado will soon need to make hard choices. After the first day of a special session on education, Democratic lawmakers and the Republican Governor Bruce Rauner appear no closer to resolving the dispute that could hold up money for school districts. Read More »

Dancing With the Stars Reportedly Courting Sean 'Spicy' Spicer

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If you are one of the millions of Americans who watch ABC's unabashedly campy Dancing With the Stars-or one of the hundreds who read my recaps of it-you'll know that the show is something like a purgatory for has-beens hoping for a comeback, and celebrities on the way down. Read More »

Senate Judiciary issues subpoena for former Trump campaign manager

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Manafort is now being investigated by Robert Mueller for his undisclosed foreign lobbying, as well as a possible money laundering scheme among Trump associates. Manafort has denied any wrongdoing related to his Ukrainian work, saying through a spokesman that it "was totally open and appropriate". The filing under the Foreign Agents Registration Act came retroactively, a tacit acknowledgement that he operated in Washington in violation of the federal transparency law. Read More »

Israel insists metal detectors will stay at Jerusalem holy site

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Greenblatt, U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for global negotiations, visited the Halamish settlement in the West Bank on Wednesday where three members of an Israeli family were killed last week in the wake of deadly protests. But Muslim religious leaders have called for prayers to continue outside until delicate arrangements at the site, holy to both Jews and Muslims, return to what they were before Israel installed new security measures. Read More »

EU, Turkey reflect on high-level meeting

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Hahn and EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini meet Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Turkish EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik on Tuesday amid increasingly sharp exchanges over Ankara's rights record and a crackdown after last year's failed coup. Read More »

Amit Shah, Smriti Irani to contest Rajya Sabha polls from Gujarat

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Currently, Shah is an MLA from Gujarat's Naranpura constituency. If re-elected, the 67-year-old would become a member of the House for the fifth time. Earlier in the day, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's political secretary and senior party leader Ahmed Patel filed his nomination for Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat. Read More »

U.S. girl arrested after livestreaming deadly vehicle crash

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Sanchez was being held at the Merced County Jail in California on $300,000 bond. Obdulia Sanchez's father, Nicandro Sanchez, told KFSN-TV, "It's an accident". MORE: 18-year-old woman arrested after livestreaming deadly crash in Central California Sanchez was driving the auto on Friday when the vehicle veered onto the shoulder near Henry Miller Road and Highway 165 outside of Los Banos in Merced County. Read More »

First 2017 case of Zika transmission within Texas confirmed

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The Aedes albopictus mosquito previously has been detected in neighboring states, including Minnesota and Iowa, with no populations of this species becoming established and no known cases of locally transmitted Zika virus in the Midwest. HidalgoCounty is actively testing pregnant women for Zika and has performed more than 6,000 lab tests since January, Olivares said. Any man or woman who experiences an itchy rash and at least one other Zika symptom such as fever, joint pain or eye redness ... Read More »

Sarah Huckabee Sanders kicks off press briefing by ribbing Scaramucci

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The letter was not an attempt to humanize Trump. "You are not going to deny me my right to serve my country when I am fully qualified and able and willing to give my life". Certainly. It's worth noting that The Washington Post broke the story regarding "John Miller" and "John Baron/Barron" in 2016, and it didn't hurt Trump's campaign for the White House. Read More »

Cassie Sainsbury Claims She Was Forced To Smuggle Cocaine

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The 22-year-old had reportedly struck a plea deal to accept responsibility for drug trafficking along with a six-year jail term after being arrested at Bogota's El Dorada International Airport during April . She was surrounded by a hoard of media as she made her way inside where she remained mostly silent throughout proceedings. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said the case served as another warning to Australians travelling overseas. Read More »

President Poroshenko on USA sanctions: The price for aggression should grow

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The Kremlin had said earlier that they viewed the sanctions bill "negatively", warning that fresh restrictions would adversely affect both Russian Federation and the US. presidential election, the claims that Moscow has repeatedly denied. The bill had raised concerns in the European Union , where U.S. allies depend on supplies of Russian gas. Read More »

France's Macron meets Rihanna at the Elysee Palace

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Bono later told reporters he had "never had many conversations quite like that" and praised Macron as a president who was "very open to finding new, innovative ways to solve the problems affecting the world's poor". She added "we're going to do even more work this October in Africa ". On Wednesday the Macron couple met with the Barbadian artist to discuss education issues. Read More »

Leader urges attending Friday prayers at shrine

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The Israeli police have not specified exactly what will replace the metal detectors, though Micky Rosenfeld, a spokesman for the police, said it might involve "facial recognition" equipment. The United Nations Security Council will hold an urgent closed-door meeting on Monday morning to discuss the violence unfolding in Jerusalem , according to the UN mission of China, president of the Security Council for July. Read More »

Twin boys, 3, dead in Melville drowning accident

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Anthony was found on the bottom of the pool, which was filled with "murky" water, police said. "She has such difficulty with pregnancies so having three of them was just a super blessing, I can not even believe this is happening to her", Eboni Huggins told the NY Post . Read More »

Tillerson resignation rumors 'false،' State Department says

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CNN reported that Mr Tillerson planned to leave by the end of the year, which State Department spokesman Heather Nauert flatly denied . "So, he's entitled to take a few days". He recognizes that. He's deeply engaged in that work. Trump and Tillerson have pushed different messages on key issues including the crisis between Qatar and other Gulf neighbors, where the President tweeted that he hoped Qatar's isolation would hasten "the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" Trump ... Read More »

Chief Prosecutor says Ukraine's constitution hinders Saakashvili's extradition

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According to Ukraine's constitution, the president makes "decisions on losses of Ukrainian citizenship based on the conclusions of the citizenship commission", the statement said . But relations between the two men soured and Saakashvili resigned last November, citing opposition to reform, and set up a new political party. As Odessa governor, the leader of the 2003 Rose Revolution spoke in interviews to global media about his ideas about bringing western style reforms to Ukraine and ... Read More »

Panchayat members arrested for ordering rape

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The attack on the 16-year-old was reportedly committed in revenge for a rape allegedly carried out by her brother on a 12-year-old girl, Pakistani police said. "All the village council elders who ordered the revenge rape have been arrested", he said. This is not the first time a woman has been raped as a form of punishment in Pakistan . Read More »

Trump to announce Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

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The taxpayer-funded package could exceed $1 billion in Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported this week. Other states vying for the plant are Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. Snyder and like-minded Republicans in the Legislature used the prospect of landing Foxconn to leverage passage of the "Good Jobs" legislation. In Wisconsin, the negotiations have turned political. Read More »

House Approves Russia Sanctions, Curb on Trump's Powers

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He went on: "I did not collude with Russian Federation, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so". "I had no improper contacts", Kushner wrote . A subsequent meeting with a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, in June 2016 was also attended by Mr Kushner and Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign chief at the time . Read More »

President Trump Bans Transgender People from Military Service

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An aide tells NBC News that the Senate Armed Forces Committee was not briefed in advance of the announcement. RAND estimated the cost of extending gender transition-related health care coverage for transgender personnel to increase by between $2.4 million and $8.4 million a year, representing a boost of between 0.04 percent to 0.13 percent. Read More »

JP Duminy released from Proteas Test squad

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Investec is the title sponsor of Test match cricket in England . "But we understand we have to take criticism on performances". It is by muting the background noise, ignoring the politics and breaking the game down to its simplest form, never getting too high or too low, that has allowed him to excel. Read More »

Gov. Chris Christie signs bill raising NJ smoking age to 21

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The move specifically requires schools to provide for transgender students "reasonable alternative arrangements if needed to ensure a student's safety and comfort", as opposed to students to use the bathroom of their born sex, after the Trump administration struck down protections given to trans children under Obama. Read More »

Trump announces MILITARY BAN with thousands to be kicked out of army

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the USA government will not let transgender individuals serve in the military "in any capacity", citing conversations he's had with generals and experts. military in 2016. The move was an acknowledgement of the transgender people already in the military. "This is an outrageous and desperate action", senior staff attorney Joshua Block said in the statement . Read More »

US ambassador reports progress on new North Korea sanctions

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Meanwhile, there have been reports from USA military sources indicating that North Korea could be bracing for another missile launch to be carried out as soon as this week. The South Korean government, which is actively trying to engage the regime in Pyongyang , has declined to call the most recent test a success. Speaking in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Wednesday he was aware of the reports of a possible new North Korean missile test. Read More »

Alligator attacks homeless man who was bathing in Florida pond

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Inman said he was bathing in the pond, something that is not unusual for him because he is homeless. Iman was bitten on the leg, foot and groin. In a recording of the 911 call released by authorities, the employee is heard saying "it looks like his, his trousers are torn". Read More »

Russian Federation says report of Moscow arming Taliban 'groundless'

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The other video plot features a Taliban militant holding a handgun and alleging his group had received such Russian-made weapons via the border with Tajikistan. has been deliberately arming the insurgencies. Experts from the Small Arms Survey examined the videos and have said there is no solid link between the weapons shown and Russian Federation, as the weapons are modern or rare on the Afghan battlefield. Read More »

United Nations envoy: al-Aqsa crisis must be resolved by Friday

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Many Muslims saw the new security measures outside Al Aqsa Mosque as a change in the status quo and an attempt by Israel to assert further control over the site. Interior Minister Ghaleb al-Zoabi presented the initial findings to lawmakers on Tuesday, saying an Israeli security guard opened fire, killing two Jordanians, after one of them attacked him with a screwdriver. Read More »

Senate Judiciary subpoenas Manafort

The two senators said they were unable to reach an agreement with Manafort for a voluntary transcribed interview with the committee. "We will not issue subpoenas for them tonight requiring their presence at Wednesday's hearing but reserve the right to do so in the future". Read More »