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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny 'arrested on way to protest'


Authorities in Moscow said Monday's protest was illegal and drafted in riot police who fired pepper spray and used batons to break it up, detaining people and bundling them onto buses. Similar crowds turned out in March, rattling officials who had perceived the younger generation as largely apolitical. Navalny was among those arrested Monday. Read More »

Cousin: Pregnant woman killed by police wasn't violent

The woman was identified by family members as 30-year-old Charleena Lyles , who relatives said was a mother suffering from mental health issues. The officers will be placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation, the police department said in its statement . Read More »

Jared Kushner arrives in Israel


After two decades of failed US -led peace efforts, Palestinian statehood seems distant. Trump has asked Israel to show "restraint" in its settlement construction. Kushner did not speak to reporters ahead of his talks Wednesday, and Israeli security agents blocked AP cameramen from filming the arrival of his convoy. Read More »

Uganda, UN seek $8 billion for South Sudanese refugees

The east African country has registered an additional 54,107 refugees in just the first five months of 2017, with most of the arrivals being Eritreans, South Sudanese and Sudanese, according to recent figure by the Ethiopian Administration for Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA). Read More »

Georgia 6th: What they are saying about Handel's win

Ahead of the election results, he said: "We have a chance to make a decision about who's going to lead us whether the president is there or not there, whether his policies are good or bad", said Ware, 63. The Democrats claimed that the race was a referendum on President #Donald Trump , an assessment that the president's partisans were pleased to agree with. Read More »

Coalition confirms Iranian drone shot down by U.S. aircraft in Syria


The incident occurred Monday morning as an RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft flew in worldwide airspace above the Baltic Sea. The incident comes after the USA shot down a Syrian fighter plane on Sunday and another drone earlier this month. In Canberra, a Defense Department statement said on Tuesday that "Australian Defense Force protection is regularly reviewed in response to a range of potential threats". Read More »

S.Korea confirms drone discovered in June was from North Korea


The US often sends powerful warplanes in times of heightened animosities with North Korea , and flew B-1B bombers several times this year as the North conducted a series of banned ballistic missile tests. South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In this month urged the military to establish a system to efficiently deal with the North's drones. White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday offered few details about how the USA plans to respond to Warmbier's death , promising only that the ... Read More »

Modi calls for concerted efforts to tackle terrorism menace


The two leaders would be in the same room on Friday too as they formally join the six-nation SCO grouping that focuses on security and trade. In the presence of Pakistan Prime Minister & Chinese President Xi Jinping among others, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in such a grouping sovereignty & territorial integrity are the key factors for better cooperation. Read More »

Coalition forces shoot down Iran-made drone in Syria


The U.S. action comes two days after a U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian plane that was attacking U.S. -backed forces near Raqqa, the Islamic State's de facto capital. The Pentagon stated that the unmanned aerial vehicle of the Assad regime was a threat because it had weapons on board and was in close proximity to the forces of the US-led worldwide coalition. Read More »

The Queen's Speech 2017

Her majesty's address to parliament traditionally includes a mention of upcoming state visits to Britain . The speech included eight bills centered on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union , and measures to address recent terror attacks in Manchester and London , as well as last week's deadly apartment block fire. Read More »

Death of USA student held by North Korea shocks fellow ex-detainees

Earlier in the day, the coroner's office said it had received Warmbier's body for an autopsy examination and was expecting to release preliminary findings later on Tuesday or on Wednesday.But plans changed after the coroner's office decided at the family's urging not to conduct an autopsy, instead limiting its examination to an external analysis of Warmbier's remains and review of his records, Zornes said. Read More »

Louise Lund: Why the Senate's secrecy on health care?

And that would be Sen. McConnell told reporters Tuesday that a draft version of the bill would be released Thursday, but so far few members on either side of the aisle have seen any text of the massive legislation. And through their secretive approach, Republicans are giving themselves enough cover to say they know what's going on with the bill without taking many public positions on details of the unpopular legislative push. Read More »

Trump to China: Thanks for trying with North Korea

U.S. officials told CNN that if a sixth nuclear test by North Korea were to occur, it would be clear that the existing pressure by China on North Korea is not working. In this June 20, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington . The South Korean government will make every effort for the return of those held in North Korea, presidential spokesman Park Soo-hyun told a briefing. Read More »

S. Korea Says N. Korea Drones 'Grave Provocation'

Two U.S. supersonic bombers conducted drills over the Korean Peninsula on June 20, a day after the death of Otto Warmbier, the American student recently released after a 17-month detainment in North Korea . South Korean President Moon Jae-in reiterated that the country will phase out of nuclear power which takes up a third of domestic electricity supply to shift to renewable and clean energy . Read More »

Team Trump crows as Republicans win in Georgia, South Carolina

In Kansas, Republicans held onto the seat of Mike Pompeo, now the Central Intelligence Agency director, and they kept the Montana seat of Ryan Zinke, who became Trump's secretary of Interior. But veteran Republican operatives also warn against overreading the lessons of one special election. Pelosi's job is secure, but insiders say to expect a raucous House Democratic caucus meeting Wednesday when the results are discussed. Read More »

Duke of Edinburgh 'getting better' after being admitted to hospital

The queen, 91, maintained her official schedule Wednesday, giving a speech outlining the government's legislative plan in Parliament, and attending the Royal Ascot horse races in the afternoon as had always been planned. The Queen will be outlining the government's lawmaking agenda for the next two years during her speech at Buckingham palace. The Duke of Edinburgh was last seen Tuesday wearing a top hat for the first day of Royal Ascot in Berkshire, England, alongside the Queen and ... Read More »

In Georgia, Handel reaches out to Democrats and thanks Trump


Karen Handel won Wednesday's closely watched sixth-distrct race in Georgia. "The strides [Ossof] made are more proof that there are people coming in and making a difference", host Sara Haines said . Congressman Tim Ryan of OH, who has been a critic of his party's political strategy, said Democrats needed to recognise they were "toxic" in many parts of the country. Read More »

Queen's speech: Government will deliver eight separate bills on Brexit


May's own position has been vulnerable after the election outcome. MPs will be asked to support the speech in a vote next week - and opposition parties are likely to table a series of amendments. Immigration was the centerpiece issue in the campaign to leave the European Union, and the government has promised to deliver a policy that controls the level of immigration. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn raises eyebrows by 'refusing' to bow to the Queen


She was accompanied by son and heir Prince Charles rather than husband Duke of Edinburgh, after he was admitted to hospital as a "precautionary measure" last night. "A threadbare legislative program from a government that has lost its majority and apparently run out of ideas altogether", he told parliament. "The prime minister began the election campaign by warning that: "If I lose just six seats I will lose this election". Read More »

ICC may scrap Champions Trophy


Commenting on the celebrations after the triumph at The Oval, Afridi said it took him back to 2009 when Pakistan lifted the World T20 title. Meanwhile, Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has invited the Pakistan cricket team to visit Parliament House after Eid. Read More »

Syria troops positioning for Daesh fight


US -backed Iraqi forces have also dislodged Islamic State from Iraqi cities the militants captured, and are about to fully capture Mosul , which used to be their de facto capital in the country. At a meeting in Tehran , Khamenei said the Shi'ite militias were Iraq's main forces pushing back Sunni jihadist groups, and Baghdad should not trust the United States in the fight against the Islamic State, Iranian state media reported . Read More »

Donald Trump's controversial state visit left out of Queen's Speech

His rare absence from the State Opening of Parliament added to the solemnity of an occasion cherished by the British people and replete with historical tradition. While the Queen reads the speech to lawmakers, it is written by the prime minister and her staff. Having called a snap election in the hope of securing an increased majority to deliver Brexit in a "strong and stable" way, Mrs May acknowledged that the outcome was "not the one I hoped for". Read More »

STATE OF ORIGIN 2017: Maroons snatch victory from Blues

After one of the most furious opening 40 minutes ever seen in a Rugby League game, the Blues blew Game One open in the second half. "I think Laurie (NSW coach Laurie Daley) will speak to them and say: 'Listen, that was possibly the best game we've played for quite a few years, but that's our standard now, you can't drop under that, '" Smith said. Read More »