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Turkey's Erdogan condemns Qatar blockade 'death sentence'


But Qatar wields a potential economic weapon if the crisis escalates and countries around the world that depend on its supply may find themselves needing to side with the tiny nation that is home to a major USA military installation. Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Monday Doha "still had no clue" why Arab states had cut ties with his country. Erdogan called on Saudi Arabia's king as the leader of the region to resolve the impasse. Read More »

New al-Qaeda linked group claims responsibility for Mali resort attack


Security forces killed at least four jihadis after the extremists attacked a resort spot popular with foreigners on the outskirts of Mali's capital Sunday in which two people were killed, the country's security minister said Monday. At a France-Africa summit in Bamako in January, the owner of Kangaba, Herve Depardieu, had complained about the "alarming security information" given by foreign consulates "which seriously disturb our love of life and our freedoms". Read More »

China welcomes Rodman's visit to N. Korea

Governments from around the world also looked down upon the North Korean court's decision. And how does the Trump administration respond? Lu said he has "consistently" welcomed and supported greater dialogue and contact between North Korea and the USA - as countries directly involved in the Korean Peninsula's nuclear issue - to increase mutual understanding and trust. Read More »

Trump meets Poroshenko for brief 'drop-in' visit

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier after his lengthy detention in North Korea was a "total disgrace", and said if the college student had been returned home to the USA earlier, "I think the result would have been a lot different". Read More »

Monday morning rain, with afternoon sun


TODAY: Mostly cloudy skies and scattered rain showers continue for early today , with rain tapering off this afternoon as high temperatures top out at 80 degrees. The Weather Service said the chance for showers and storms is 30 percent Saturday and Saturday night , 20 percent Sunday and 20 percent Monday . Read More »

3.0 quake strikes near Augusta


The USGS showed it began in the vicinity of Killebrew and Woodward avenues in south Augusta . The shaking motion triggered alarms in homes and businesses. If inside, get under a strong structure like a heavy desk. An natural disaster hit the city of Augusta, Ga ., around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning. The United States Geological Survey has confirmed that Augusta experienced an natural disaster on Tuesday. Read More »

Mom attacked 11-year-old daughter in attempted exorcism


When police arrived on the scene, they subdued Felder and placed her under arrest. 5 News reports that when Marciel approached Felder , she told him she was trying to remove demons from her daughter and carried on hitting her daughter's head with a piece of driftwood, while he attempted to stop her. Read More »

UK To Announce Position On EU Citizens' Rights This Week

And so bridging between Churchill and Monnet, I am certainly a determined optimist". The five of key United Kingdom business bodies have come together to call for continued access to the European single market until a final Brexit deal is made with the EU. Read More »

Adele visits firefighters who rescued Grenfell Tower residents


He said only five people had been formally identified so far, after officers earlier warned that some may never be identified due to the condition of the remains. Mr Cundy described the aftermath of the fire as "an incredibly distressing time for families" and emphasised that the search operation will be carried out "as quickly as we possibly can". Read More »

Sekulow Hits Cable News Circuit Hard For Trump


More importantly, Sekulow, an agile lawyer who has argued before the Supreme Court, enjoys high credibility with conservative base voters. His performance was unimpressive, The American Lawyer wrote at the time. That's when Sekulow grew frustrated. "Sir, you just said two times that he's being investigated", Wallace said. "I really don't", Sekulow told CNN's Chris Cuomo in a pugilistic encounter Monday. Read More »

Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina


The objects found included magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas, a statue of the Nazi Eagle above a swastika and even a medical device used to measure the size of heads. Agents with Interpol raided the collector's suburban home on June 8, armed with a search order. They found a secret passageway to a room filled with Nazi and archeological artifacts concealed behind a bookshelf. Read More »

Adele Visits London Firefighters After Deadly High-Rise Blaze


Footage has been released showing the extent of the damage. Speaking later outside Scotland Yard, Mr Cundy added: "I have investigated major crime for most of my service and I have seen some awful things". Firefighters have been scouring the top floors of the building - where the blaze is said to have originated - but have struggled to identify bodies amid the blackened wreckage . Read More »

Adele Visits London Firefighters who Fought Grenfell Tower Blaze


A minute's silence was held across Britain at 11 am Monday to commemorate the victims of the tragedy. The toll of people dead, or those missing and presumed dead following a devastating blaze in a London tower block has risen to 79, amid the police warning that the figure may change. Read More »

Teenage Muslim girl killed near Virginia mosque, police say not hate crime


Nabra Hassanen's body was found in a pond Sunday afternoon, hours after she and a group of friends who had been praying all night at the mosque, went for breakfast at an IHOP and were confronted by a man while walking back around 4 a.m. On their way back to the mosque, a driver aimed his vehicle at them, police said. Torres later was taken into custody at about 5:15 a.m. Sunday by a Fairfax County patrol officer who spotted what he believed to be the auto that was involved in the incident. Read More »

Britons cry for London fire victims as death toll rises to 79


He wrote: "Not everyday the wonderfully grounded and caring Adele pops into Chelsea Fire Station for a cup of tea and a cuddle". Finally, I am sure we would all like to place on record our collective appreciation to the London Fire Brigade, and London Ambulance Service, who have worked through the night to bring the fire under control and keep residents as safe as possible. Read More »

Minute's silence for victims of Grenfell Tower blaze

June . 18: The Police has announced that the fifty-eight people who are still missing after the Grenfell Tower fire , are being presumed dead. Britain will act on any recommendations from a probe into a fire that ripped through an apartment block and killed at least 58 people, ministers say, responding to a tragedy their critics say shows something has gone "badly wrong" in the country. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of cussing Mexico


The result handed the early initiative in Group A to hosts Russian Federation, who beat New Zealand 2-0 a day earlier. After the game's second review, the goal and three points for Chile were confirmed. The Real Madrid striker, whose club future has been the subject of media speculation after he was accused by Spanish prosecutors of committing tax fraud, which Ronaldo denies, set up Portugal's opener. Read More »

Boeing announces plans for bigger 737 Max


The MAX 8 and 9 will be followed in 2019 by the smaller MAX 7 and higher capacity MAX 8. They compete with Airbus planes in the A320-neo family, aiming at a similar short- to mid-range market. One such airline, Indian low-priced operator SpiceJet , said it was very interested in the new jet to relieve airport congestion and open new routes from South Asia. Read More »

TS Bret causes heavy flooding, power outages in Trinidad


A tropical storm warning is in effect for Cameron, La., to the mouth of the Pearl River at the Louisiana-Mississippi border. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Bonaire and Aruba. Waves could reach more than 9 feet along the islands' coasts. "Satellite imagery shows that the center of the disturbance is gradually become better defined, and it is likely that the system will become a tropical or subtropical cyclone later today", the hurricane center said. Read More »

Pakistan wins Champions Trophy: Who said what on Twitter

A number of former cricket captains on Monday said the historic victory of Pakistan cricket team has given a new identity to Pakistan cricket and re-established its status as one of the best cricket teams in the world. Registering their largest margin of victory in the 129 one-day matches Pakistan has played against India , the victory had fans in Pakistan dancing in the streets, waving Pakistani flags and setting off fireworks. Read More »

UK, EU kick off 'positive' Brexit talks

Until now, British prime minister Theresa May had insisted that both discussions should be held in parallel. The talks should be completed by April 2019, but could be extended if all 27 European Union countries agree. Davis's agreement to Monday's agenda led some European Union officials to believe May's government may at last be coming around to Brussels' view of how negotiations should be run. Read More »

Adele visits Grenfell Tower firefighters


Once the safety inspections are completed and necessary work identified, the DCLG said it will work with housing associations and local authorities to identify the most appropriate options for supporting funding. Some people were seen throwing children from windows in a bid to save them whilst others jumped from their flats. Firefighters have been scouring the top floors of the building - where the blaze is said to have originated - but have struggled to identify bodies amid the blackened ... Read More »

APNewsBreak: Otto Warmbier's death investigated

Just last month, North Korea said it had a sovereign right to "ruthlessly punish" any US citizen detained for crimes against the state. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Warmbier's death: "touches the American heart like no other". Read More »