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Military Plane Involved in 'Mishap' Ahead of Ohio Air Show

Emergency crews responded to the scene of the F-16D Fighting Falcon, extricated one pilot, and were in the process of removing the second pilot, CBS News reported . He would not have actually flown in Saturday's performance in Dayton - which, due to the crash, will now take place without the Thunderbirds' climactic flyover. Read More »

Shawwal moon sighted, Pakistan to celebrate Eidul Fitr on Monday


With Muslims around the world, the U.S. renews our commitment to honour these values. The statement closed with "Eid Mubarak", a traditional greeting that means "blessed celebration". The first White House Iftar dinner was hosted by President Thomas Jefferson in 1805. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also broke with tradition by not hosting an Iftar dinner at the State Department. Read More »

Dennis Rodman defends friendship with Kim Jong Un after Otto Warmbier's death

The University of DE fired a college professor for comments she made online about Otto Warmbier , the 22-year-old American student who recently passed away after being released from North Korea . The death of Warmbier has inflamed already high tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. "He went to North Korea, for f*ck's sake, and then acted like a spoiled , naive, arrogant, USA college student who had never had to face the consequences of his actions". Read More »

London tower death toll reaches 79, likely to rise further


At least 79 people have been presumed dead in the massive fire that engulfed a 24-storey tower here, the Scotland Yard said today, warning that the toll could climb further in one of the worst fire tragedies in the UK. At a daily briefing with reporters, Mrs May's spokeswoman said the terms of reference of a public inquiry into the tower blaze were being drafted. One of the family's daughters said the community had been "very nice" and the family were getting help. Read More »

#ConfedCup Ronaldo scores as Portugal, Mexico reach semis

It was a typically efficient performance from Portugal , who never looked in danger despite a sluggish start. Mexico's second-placed finish means they will face the victor of Group B in their semi-final in Sochi on Thursday 29 June. Marinovic impressed and made eight saves, using his big body to block second-half shots by Andre Silva and Nani . The former Monaco winger had to go off right after with an ankle injury picked up from scoring the goal. Read More »

North Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

Friday's missile test is the fourth of six evaluations that will take place "before official weaponization" of the Hyunmoo-2, according to The Korea Herald . Without mentioning North Korea's weapons program or the recent death of Otto Warmbier, the American student who died last week shortly after his release from the North, Moon went further to suggest the two Koreas form a united team in the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics and walk side by side during the opening ceremony. Read More »

India's Modi meets US execs ahead of first encounter with Trump

Chinese media on Sunday showed interest in the meeting as it may bring some significant changes to the India-US bilateral ties which also concern China's interests. In his concluding remarks, PM Modi stressed the importance of cooperation between the two countries for start-ups, innovation and for tapping the huge potential that India has for intellectual, educational and vocational training. Read More »

Attention on Supreme Court as justice weigh Trump travel ban


Mr Thomas said this will lead to a flood of litigation as courts try to figure out who has a " bona fide relationship" with the United States . America's highest court also granted an emergency request from the White House allowing part of the refugee ban to go into effect. Read More »

India seeks US Predator drones to counter Chinese threat


US President Donald Trump said today that "strategic issues" would be on the table when he holds talks with his "true friend" Prime Minister Narendra Modi here tomorrow, as the two leaders look to strike a personal rapport in their maiden meeting . Read More »

European Union door remains open, France's Macron tells Theresa May

While there are likely to be questions about what a hung parliament will mean for Brexit negotiations, No. 10 is emphasising the meeting's objective for talks about greater internet regulation. After talks with Mrs May in Paris , Mr Macron told reporters: "Of course the door remains open, always open until the Brexit negotiations come to an end". Read More »

Macron's party tops French parliamentary poll


Le Pen and other opposition figures chose instead to highlight the abstention rate, which the National Front leader described as "catastrophic", calling on "patriots" to turn out "massively" in next Sunday's second round, which will fill most of the assembly's seats. Read More »

Professor said Otto Warmbier 'got what he deserved'


U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says North Korea must be held accountable for what happened to an American college student who was detained there for over a year and died after being returned home to OH in a coma. The comments, made in an article in the official Rodong Sinmun newspaper, came after an American student who had been jailed in North Korea died following a medical evacuation. Read More »

U.S. shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border


Syrian government and allied troop. Washington also described those strikes as self defence. The incident, it claimed, took place in the same location where another pro-Syrian government drone dropped munition on June 8 targeting the Syrian Democratic Forces. Read More »

Theresa May's offer stingy: European Union leaders

Tusk said European negotiators would go through the UK's proposal "line-by-line, once we receive it on paper" next week. The fate of around three million European citizens living in Britain after Brexit is one of the most contentious issues in the negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the 28-member bloc, which began on Monday. Read More »

Pyongyang urged to free Americans, South Koreans


South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon told war veterans and government officials at a ceremony in Seoul: "The North continues provocative military actions such as launching a ballistic missile". North Korea boycotted the 1988 Olympics in Seoul . It remains unlikely, however, Pyeongchang 2018 would make a significant change to plans of this nature with just eight months to go before the Games, due to take place between February 9 and 25. Read More »

Gulf crisis: Qatar's neighbors issue ultimatum, call for Al-Jazeera shutdown


He added that Al Jazeera covered the diplomatic row between Qatar and Gulf Arab states from the first day in a professional and impartial manner, also inviting experts who supported "illegitimate" measures against Qatar. Qatar also has to announce the termination of links with terrorists, and ideological and sectarian organizations, including the Muslim Brotherhood , theIslamic State, Qaeda , and Hezbollah . Read More »

G7 Environmental Summit kicks off on Sunday but United States leaves early


By withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate agreement , President Donald Trump may have avoided myriad legal efforts to force the administration to restrict fossil fuel development and use in the United States. He has said the United States could try to re-enter the deal under more favourable terms, but Italy, France and Germany have said the Paris accord cannot be renegotiated. Read More »

Clashes amid Eid celebrations in Kashmir as HM Singh hoping for peace


The police were forced to use tear gas on the protesters, who were throwing stones at them. At least 10 protestors were injured in the clashes in Anantnag, Sopore, Kulgam, Pulwama and Pattan towns, said police. Meanwhile, moderate Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq tweeted, calling the government "shameless and coward". There has been a situation of unrest in the Valley after the encounter of Hizbul Mujahedeen terrorist Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016, at the hands of the Indian ... Read More »

Helmut Kohl, Who Oversaw Germany's Reunification, Dies At 87

As chancellor of a unified Germany , Kohl reassured its neighbors by definitively relinquishing claims on their territories that had historically had ethnically German populations, and that Nazi Germany had claimed. "I'm in mourning over the death of Helmut Kohl , my close friend". He says Kohl "will be remembered in Russian Federation as a staunch advocate of a friendly relationship between our countries". Read More »

Major's Major Peace Process Concerns


Marco Biagi, former minister in the SNP government in Holyrood, alleges that the DUP-controlled Stormont Executive sent an official letter to the Scottish Government asking them to stop allowing same-sex couples from Northern Ireland from getting married in Scotland . Read More »