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Armed Forces Day celebrations begin in Cowbridge


The annual Armed Forces Day was marked with a flag-raising ceremony at County Hall, Maidstone, attended by military personnel, British Legion veterans and KCC members and staff. The offer is also open to members of the cadet forces in uniform and veterans who display valid identification such as the MOD issued Veteran's Badge. Read More »

In Iowa, the president channels his inner candidate Trump


The wins came as Mr Trump's presidency continues to navigate the controversy arising from dual inquiries into alleged Russian interference with the election previous year. "Lots of sun, lots of heat", Trump said at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Planned Parenthood has announced it will close four of its 12 Iowa clinics on July 1 - a move affecting more than 14,600 people - after the Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature earlier this year chose to forgo federal family planning ... Read More »

Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse


He was released from prison after serving 16 months. The report found that Lord Carey wrote to Peter Ball's twin brother Bishop Michael Ball in 1993, after Peter Ball had accepted a caution for gross indecency, saying he believed he was "basically innocent". Read More »

Alwaleed Bin Talal Pledges Loyalty to New Saudi Crown Prince: Twitter Account

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Mohammed bin Salman, then Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, at the White House, March 14, 2017 in Washington , DC. Previously, the longest ruling leader Saudi Arabia has known was King Fahd, who ruled for 23 years. The kingdom was the first stop on Trump's maiden overseas trip as president, making him the first USA president to make a Muslim country the destination of his first official trip. Read More »

Saudi Arabia's king names son as heir to throne

Unlike Mohammed bin Nayef , who was famous and well-admired in Washington for leading the kingdom's operations against al-Qaida, Saudis barely knew Mohammed bin Salman before his father became monarch in January 2015. His father is the governor of Saudi Arabia's vast Eastern Province, home to much of the country's oil wealth and most of its minority Shiites. The prince had previously studied at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and at Scotland Yard's anti-terrorism institute, before ... Read More »

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide — United Nations refugee agency

The Government of Uganda, UNHCR , UNICEF, WFP and other humanitarian partners on the ground are working tirelessly to respond to the more than 740,000 refugees who have arrived in Uganda since July 2016. With a record 65.6 million people previous year forcibly uprooted from their homes by violence and persecution , United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on June 20 called on the worldwide community to provide support and solidarity . Read More »

No autopsy for United States student detained by N. Korea

Beijing, which wants resumed USA negotiations with North Korea, was hoping for "positive outcomes" from Wednesday's dialogue, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said. "Nice!" But after hosting Xi at a high-profile Mar-a-Lago summit in April , Trump suddenly changed his mind. Trump did not directly call out former President Barack Obama . Read More »

US, Iraq say ISIS blew up famous Mosul mosque


It was from this medieval mosque that the militants' leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled "caliphate'" spanning parts of Syria and Iraq three years ago. Earlier this month Mosul residents reported Islamic State fighters began sealing off the area around the mosque. Nabeel Nouriddin, a historian and archaeologist specialising in Mosul and its Nineveh region, said the minaret had not been renovated since 1970, making it particularly vulnerable to blasts even if it was ... Read More »

France's Macron Heads for Crushing Parliamentary Majority


The centre-right Les Republicains and allies are likely to form the main opposition bloc, with 21.6 per cent of the vote going to the broad centre-right. The Interior Ministry's figures showed that only three candidates were elected outright in the first round, with the remaining 574 seats to be decided by runoff votes next Sunday. Read More »

Russia has no information on Baghdadi's fate


Last Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that Baghdadi had been presumably killed by the airstrike on Raqqa's southern suburbs carried out by Russian warplanes. The death of the Islamic State supremo has been falsely reported several times since both Russian Federation and a US-led air coalition began hammering IS positions in Syria and Iraq in 2015. Read More »

Funeral to be held for US student imprisoned by N. Korea

Sen. Rob Portman said Wednesday he met with members of North Korea's mission to the United Nations, the country's only USA presence. U.S. President Donald Trump is growing frustrated not only with Pyongyang but with Beijing. The US side is expected to press China to cooperate on a further toughening of global sanctions on North Korea. He said in an interview on "CBS This Morning" broadcast Tuesday that while it's not known for sure what happened, there can be speculation that North ... Read More »

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind resigns

The Left parties are firm that the opposition must put up its candidate against NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind , though they are well aware that the numbers are loaded against them, the sources said. With Nitish having chose to back out, political pundits now see a shrewd politician in CM Nitish Kumar - one who they see getting increasingly closer to the NDA, a coalition he was part of for 17 long years. Read More »

EU says Brexit citizens issue not about 'generosity'


On migration, the leaders will acknowledge the need to boost support and training for the coast guard in Libya - the main jumping-off point for people from Africa seeking better lives in Europe. There may be sticking points with Brussels , such as the cut-off date for European Union citizens in Britain to retain rights under the bloc's free movement rules and European Union demands to preserve a panoply of rights in the future that may irk those keen to reduce immigrant numbers. Read More »

Karen Handel Victory Has Silver Lining for Democrats

When the astonishingly awful health plan is finally made public and people watch their parents, children, siblings and friends be denied health care, and when they experience the full horror of President Trump's foreign policy, Democrats will win in district after district, if they do the groundwork that is always necessary to win elections. Read More »

Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens charged with murder


Jones was indicted on a charge of murder in the December 12, 1981, death of 11-month-old Joshua Sawyer. The grand jury has recommended bail be set at $1 million. To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. The 34 babies who died while she was on duty in that time caused the hospital's infant death rate to increase 178 percent, the New England Journal of Medicine noted in 1985. Read More »

Birmingham Classic: Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova breezes past Naomi Broady


She is now back working with father Simon, but is planning to put the minimum of £35,000 she will earn from Wimbledon to good use. "It's still improving. "I was prepared for that game which she showed today". "In terms of going forward I'm going to watch her and see what she's doing because she makes you feel so uncomfortable on court and it's hard to know where to hit it to not give her a winning shot". Read More »

Woman apologizes to hero imam for Finsbury mosque attack

At a press conference later Monday, Mahmoud credited "other brothers" for assisting in protecting the man from angry onlookers until police arrived. People in London were still healing from the attacks at London Bridge, Manchester Arena, and Borough Market when another attack took place early on Monday near Finsbury Park mosque in north London . Read More »

West Nile virus traps set around Shawnee county

The first human case past year was reported on July 13. The department says it will spray pesticides to target mosquito breeding grounds if persistent West Nile virus activity is reported. Collected on June 6, Metropolitan Mosquito Control District Communications Coordinator Mike McLean said the infected mosquitoes came from the metro area. Read More »

UK govt to win Brexit deal: Theresa May


He insisted preserving the Good Friday Agreement and Common Travel Area is a "majority priority" for Brussels during negotations. Most Americans probably believe that the conflict in Northern Ireland was resolved years ago and that the region is now a poster child for successful peacemaking. Read More »

It's win-win if Arlene Foster strikes right balance

The maintenance of a "frictionless" border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is a must, but the party also does not want to see customs controls moved across the Irish Sea as a outcome. Significant progress in talks on the budget and citizens' rights issue, as well as on issues around the new EU-UK land border in Ireland, would allow EU leaders to give Barnier a mandate by December to discuss a future, close relationship and, potentially, years of transition after 2019 to ... Read More »

United States military: ISIS destroyed historic mosque


Iraqi troops are slowly clearing the last pockets of IS fighters from Mosul's old city in an operation launched earlier this week. Since then, the coalition has reclaimed more than 47,000 square kilometers of land, officials said. Smoke is seen billowing from Mosul's Old City earlier this month during the ongoing offensive by Iraqi forces. FILE - In this Monday, June 8, 2009 file photo, residents walk past the crooked minaret in a busy market area in Mosul, Iraq. Read More »

Shiv Sena gives in, will support NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind


Mumbai: A day after accusing its ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of indulging in vote bank politics, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday made a decision to support BJP's candidate for the Presidential post. They will contest every election and win, but will we win the fight in Kashmir? "We do not support this", he said. It has already said that his choice was on the strength of his Dalit caste which can only help build vote banks, not nation-building. Read More »

Otto Warmbier's Family Objects to Autopsy of Former North Korean Prisoner

The family of Otto Warmbier has asked that no autopsy be performed on the body of the USA student who died days after being evacuated in a coma from North Korean detention. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the American people are growing increasingly frustrated over the government in North Korea that "provokes, provokes and provokes". Read More »