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More Russians skeptical about Putin's economic course


While 87 percent have confidence in Putin's handling of world affairs and 59 percent believe Russian Federation is more important internationally than a decade ago, support has fallen "when it comes to his approach to relations with the EU, China and the United States", according to the survey by the Washington-based non-partisan group. Read More »

A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case


Magistrate Judge William Duffin had ruled in August that the conviction was based on a coerced confession that Dassey, now 27, gave as a 16-year-old with a learning disability. "Dassey, however, had trouble maintaining a consistent story except when he was being led step-by-step through the facts, thus confirming that his confession emerged not from his own free will, but from the will of investigators". Read More »

McConnell's focus: finding votes for Senate health care bill


And as I should mention now, good-soldier Gardner - not up for re-election until 2020 - is currently voting with Trump at a 95 percent clip. Furthermore, Heller kept citing Sandoval's assessment of the bill as critical to his thinking, which means he already has "cover" for what would be a step that may anger Nevada Republicans . Read More »

Cladding to come down from NINE tower blocks in Salford

So far, 164 properties have been found to house displaced residents and are now undergoing inspection, she added. The number of people thought to have died remains at 79. Describing how the investigation was proceeding, she added: "We have been in Grenfell Tower, from top to bottom, last week". It came as four more victims of Grenfell Tower were formally identified, taking the known victims to nine. Read More »

How major US stock market indexes fared on Thursday

On Wall Street , stocks closed mixed for the second straight day on Thursday, with healthcare stocks giving back ground after earlier benefiting from a positive reaction to the release of the details of the Senate Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Read More »

FIFA takes no further action on Mexico-New Zealand clashes

Never before has a host nation failed to reach at least the Confed Cup semifinal stage, but anything less than three points at the riverside Kazan Arena in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan will mean Russian Federation will crash out should Portugal likely beat New Zealand in St. Read More »

Famed severed toe returned to Canadian hotel bar with an apology


The desiccated human digit, which made national news when it disappeared last week, was mailed back to the Downtown Hotel June 22 complete with an apology from the apparent thief, according to police. He also said he had called the hotel to say the toe was on its way and offered a verbal apology. "To ensure the package was safe to open" the package was brought to the RCMP detachment to be opened, police said. Read More »

Remnants of Cindy bring threat of flooding to Cincinnati area


Cindy was blamed for one death: authorities said a 10-year-old Missouri boy vacationing with his family on the Alabama coast in Fort Morgan was struck by a log washed in by a large wave. The center predicts the storm will diminish to a tropical depression later Thursday as it heads north through Louisiana and then moves northeast through parts of several states including Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. Read More »

North Korea censures USA for 'smear campaign' over student's death

North Korea on Friday denied it cruelly treated or tortured an American student who was detained for more than year and died days after being released in a coma. Pyongyang has criticized Washington for its handling of the death of a student who was returned to the United States after falling ill in custody, saying accusations that Otto Warmbier was tortured in North Korea are a pure " smear campaign ". Read More »

Presidential election: Modi to accompany Kovind for filing nomination

BJP's National Vice President Shyam Jaju told ANI that "today the Opposition seems a divided house as many opposition parties have extended support to Ram Nath Kovind ". Yesterday, a group of Opposition parties announced that Speaker Meira Kumar , also a Dalit leader, would be fielded against Kovind. "President of India is above politics", Kovind said. Read More »

Australia to resume airstrikes against ISIS in Syria amid threats from Russian Federation

Australian warplanes will soon resume airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) targets in Syria, according to the country's defense chief. Australia has deployed approximately 780 military personnel to fight against ISIS alongside the US-led coalition in Iraq and Syria. Although the US Central Command said the plane was downed "in collective self-defense of coalition-partnered forces", accusing the Syrian government of attacking the US-allied Syrian Democratic Forces ... Read More »

Labor lashes potential school funding deal


The Greens were meeting again at lunchtime to discuss the latest offer from the government but in the Senate, the Nick Xenophon Team , One Nation, Jacqui Lambie, Lucy Gichuhi and Derryn Hinch were favourably disposed to various degrees. Xenophon said while that review was conducted "funding will be maintained". "Because it's important for Australian schools who are budgeting for next year, over the coming months, to have the certainty in terms of their school funding for next year and ... Read More »

Balochistan blast: 11 killed in explosion in Pakistan's restive province


The third major attack to rock Parachinar this year, the blasts struck hours before iftar, when the streets are often crowded with people shopping for food to break their fast with the evening Ramazan meal. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called for security to be beefed up across the country as he condemned the attack, saying that no Muslim could ever imagine committing such a "horrific" act. Read More »

Capitol Hill Police Drag Disabled Protesters Out Of Wheelchairs


At one point, it appeared that Capitol police made a serious error in their removal of the protesters and dropped one of the wheelchair-bound individuals. U.S. Capitol Police said 43 were arrested and the department nd would make an announcement about the number of arrests and charges later in the day, spokeswoman Eva Malecki said. Read More »

Hundreds of mourners attend Otto Warmbier's funeral

The 22-year-old former college student who was imprisoned for over a year in North Korea died on Monday afternoon, leaving behind his mourning family and some serious questions with potentially far-reaching consequences. U.S. doctors said Mr Warmbier had suffered a severe neurological injury from an unknown cause. Trump has slammed treatment of Warmbier as "a total disgrace" while other officials, such as Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, have warned after the death of Warmbier that ... Read More »

Pence hires Watergate veteran as personal lawyer


There are few restrictions on how politicians can use funds in leadership PACs. In such a place, it would be tough to assemble a team of people that hadn't shared a cubicle at least once or twice, or passed one another going through revolving doors and revolving scandals. Read More »

FBI says stabbing suspect tried to buy gun


Yesterday, a man with a 12-inch knife allegedly stabbed a police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint . A Flint airport police officer injured in a suspected terrorist attack this week is expected to go home after spending the weekend recovering at a local hospital. Read More »

London police ponder manslaughter in tower fire

The detective superintendent also said she is anxious that the authorities might not have a true sense of how many people were in the building, in part because people who lived there or knew someone who did might be fearful of having their immigration status reviewed. Read More »

Consumed by Trump hatred, Democratic Party consuming itself


Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas), who supported Pelosi's re-election last fall, told Politico on Wednesday, "I think you'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top". Indeed, it was nearly as if both candidates tried to deny that Mr. Trump existed - Mr. Ossoff because he needed GOP crossover votes to win, and Ms. Read More »

Sipilä met Merkel in Berlin, wants to solidify European Union defence policy

By comparison, E3 usually has only 50,000 attendees (though this year it was boosted by public attendance to 68,000) - Gamescom is five times as busy. "Germany needs a strong games industry in order to also secure itself a top position in the digitalised economy". Now the next video game expo to look forward to is Germany's Gamescom in a few months. Read More »

Steve Scalise is out of intensive care following shooting


Another Alexandria shooting victim, Matt Mika, is also now in "good condition" and out of the intensive care unit, according to a spokesperson for George Washington University Hospital. Another police officer was injured. Scalise, 51, is the No. 3 Republican in the House. By the weekend, it was upgraded to serious, before Wednesday's boost to fair. Read More »