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Years from the Israeli occupation of Palestine lands

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres slammed Israel on Monday for what he called its "occupation of the Palestinian territory" on the 50th anniversary of the its defensive 1967 Six Day War . Palestine divided between Israel and the territories Israel occupied in 1967 with the growth of illegal Jewish settlements making peace almost impossible. Read More »

Gillespie wins Virginia Republican nomination

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In the other primary, former RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie was supposed to make quick work of defeating Corey Stewart , a one-time state chairman for President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and the chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors. Read More »

Restoring powersharing the priority as Brexit talks begin, says Irish minister

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The new landscape is a belated outworking of the two governments" strategy of cultivating the DUP and Sinn Fein, rather than parties that were, at the time, considered "centre ground'. Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Sunday that Prime Minister Theresa May's failed election gamble had left her with no authority on the eve of formal Brexit talks. Read More »

Two officials of Pakistan Consul General Jalalabad missing

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A statement the Nangarhar governor's house said Afghan officials were jointly investigating the incident with Pakistani authorities and trying to recover the consulate staffers. "Pakistan is an ally on counterterrorism issues and would be essential in bringing the Afghan Taliban to the table for peace talks", she told Congressman Ted Poe, a Texas Republican, who was leading the attack on Pakistan. Read More »

Britain's Davis And EU's Barnier Begin Brexit Negotiations

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Anxious by mass immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britain a year ago voted to end its decades-old membership of the 28-nation bloc in a shock referendum result. A beaming Brexit Secretary David Davis , a veteran campaigner against European Union membership, told a sombre Michel Barnier , the EU's chief negotiator, that his team aimed to maintain a " positive and constructive tone" during "challenging" talks ahead in the hope of reaching a deal that was in the interests of both sides. Read More »

Yoga for publicity, votes is of a different kind: Nitish Kumar

Even BSP supremo Mayawati, who is stauch critic of BJP, had to mince her words and say that she was okay with Kovind's candidature. Nitish Kumar is a key member of the united oppisition, so his acceptance of Kovind makes it hard for other leaders to oppose BJP's choice. Read More »

US Responds to Russian Warning in Syria

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The newly elected Liberal government withdrew the CF-18s the following year, but kept the other planes in the region to continue supporting fighter jets from the US and other allied countries. "The command of the coalition forces did not use the established communication channel for preventing incidents in Syrian airspace", the defence ministry said. Read More »

Man Arrested for London Van Attack on Mosque

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A man who died in the incident, after his legs were trapped under the van, had been sitting on the pavement while he was receiving first aid before the attack, police said. There were more angry scenes as police arrived and protected the accused man as he was put into a police vehicle. "I can't believe it", Mr Naema, a taxi driver, said. Read More »

Condition of lawmaker shot at baseball practice upgraded

Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update on behalf of the Scalise family. Scalise and three others were shot Wednesday morning at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. He added that Scalise would be in the hospital "for some time" and would need "a period of healing and rehabilitation" after being discharged. Griner remained hospitalized at MedStar Hospital after getting shot in the ankle, and Sava described her in good condition. Read More »

Qatar to Keep Supplying Gas to UAE

Al Baker told Al Jazeera he is concerned the Gulf's second-biggest carrier "will underperform". Rights group Amnesty International said , however, such measures are "clearly insufficient to address the human rights impact of the arbitrary, blanket measures". Read More »

United Kingdom starts bid for Brexit deal

Looking, according to Reuters, more sombre than his British counterpart, he said he hoped they could agree a format and timetable on Monday. A year after Britain's game-changing referendum, Brexit Secretary David Davis arrived in Brussels to launch talks he hoped would produce a "new, deep and special partnership" with the EU in the interest of Britons and all Europeans. Read More »

Scalise improving, off critical list

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The man who shot senior Republican congressman Steve Scalise and others at a congressional baseball practice session this week had a list containing the names of three politicians, officials said. He sustained "a single rifle shot to the left hip" that "travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding", the hospital said in a statement . Read More »

British media name suspect in mosque attack

The man, 47, was detained at the scene after allegedly driving into a group of worshippers in the early hours of this morning. "The driver jumped out and then he was pinned down to the floor and people were punching him and beating him, which was reasonable because of what he's done", a witness named Adil Rana told the Guardian . Read More »

Portugal forest fires kills more than 60

Civil protection officials say although 70% of the fire is under control, what remains is a source "of great concern". More than 1,000 firefighters on Monday continued to battle a giant forest fire that swept through central Portugal at the weekend, killing at least 62 people. Read More »

Paris police operation underway on Champs-Elysees

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They came in from the suburb of Cergy-Pontoise for a Paris visit and weren't afraid to go to the famed avenue. Some magistrates and human rights groups have protested against the proposal that would enshrine in ordinary law measures now in place under the state of emergency . Read More »

Russian Federation threatens after United States downs Syrian warplane

In a move that will fan tensions between Washington and Moscow , Russia made clear it was changing its military posture in response to the USA downing of the jet. On Sunday, Assad's forces attacked a USA -backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab militia fighters known as the Syrian Democratic Forces in the town of Jadin, south of Raqqa. Read More »

Davis surrenders to Brussels on settling the Brexit bill first

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Britain appears to have given in on the EU's insistence that the negotiationsfirst focus on three key divorce issues, before moving onto the future EU-UK relationship and a possible trade deal. The other priorities will be to agree a method to calculate the UK's financial and European Union budget commitments, and finding a solution that would avoid a hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Read More »

Death Toll Climbs In London Grenfell Tower Apartment Fire

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Five people who had been reported missing after the disaster have been found safe and well, he added. There are questions about why the block was not fitted with sprinklers or a central smoke alarm, as well as whether the recent refurbishment, including the use of cladding that was blamed for worsening previous building fires in France, the United Arab Emirates and Australia, helped fuel the flames. Read More »

Coveney calls for North deal to 'involve all five parties'

Grayling said the DUP were not interested in another election and added there should not be a change of prime minister amid questions over May's own position after the botched election campaign and her response to a deadly London tower block fire in which at least 79 people died. Read More »

Urgency is needed for Stormont, says Coveney

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The Sunday Times said ministers within May's cabinet had "let it be known" they would oust the prime minister if they thought she could not pass the government's legislative program in a vote expected on June 28. "The Brexit negotiations between the European Union and Britain get underway in Brussels this morning, so this meeting in London presents the new Taoiseach with the ideal opportunity to follow-through on his previous statements by standing up for all the people of the island of ... Read More »

UK opposition leader slams Grenfell Tower fire response

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Experts believe the exterior cladding, which contained insulation, helped spread the flames quickly along the outside of the tower in the June 14 blaze. "My commitment to families is that as soon as we can, we will locate and recover their loved ones", he said . Other measures outlined by Prime Minister Theresa May following a meeting with residents at Downing Street on Saturday, included more staff covering phone lines and ground staff wearing high-visibility clothing so they could ... Read More »

Kovind is NDA Presidential candidate

Reacting to the name of Bihar Governor Kovind, Trinamool Congress president and West Bengal's chief minister Mamata Banerjee expressed surprise over the BJP-led NDA's presidential pick. Insiders said the PM announced in the meeting that his Cabinet ministers were too important for him to let go of them and hence they could not be spared to become President. Read More »

Family of OH sailor killed in crash says he was a hero

The cousin of a U.S. Navy sailor from OH says the 37-year-old man was three months shy of retiring when he was killed this weekend in a collision between a destroyer and a container ship off Japan. He was asleep in his quarters at the time of the collision and was knocked unconscious from the impact, the Navy said. Ron Flanders said, "That is not our understanding". Read More »

58 people feared dead in London tower fire: UK police

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The cause of Wednesday's blaze is still under investigation, but anger has mounted in the community amid reports that exterior paneling may have spread the flames. British officials have announced a nationwide minute of silence to honor the victims on Monday morning. Anger among residents has been mounting in recent days as information about the missing has been scanty and efforts to find temporary housing have faltered. Read More »