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Berlin mounts pressure on Turkey to release six human rights activists

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The minister also announced a wider shift in German-Turkish relations, saying the Turkish president had time and again shown he was not interested in engaging in dialogue. The Turkish foreign ministry responded harshly to this summons and called remarks made by the German foreign ministry spokesman and minister "unacceptable". Read More »

Woman found guilty in murder of husband

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Glenna Duram, 46, was found guilty of the first-degree murder of Martin Duram, who was shot five times in 2015 and later found dead in their MI township home. 'It just isn't good; just isn't good. "Two years is a long time to wait for justice", she said. His parents said it was possible that Bud was repeating the man's last words, the BBC reported. Read More »

Mosques To Close Friday, Waqf Calls for Prayers Outside Al-Aqsa

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The Malay World Islamic World will submit letters of protest to the United Nations and the President of United States, Donald Trump to condemn the Israeli government's temporary closure of the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem . Israel has denied such allegations, saying metal detectors are routine security devices used at holy sites around the world. Israeli armed forces and police are expecting armed clashes across the West Bank on Friday as the Fatah movement called for a "day of anger". Read More »

Iran's president: We'll 'stand up to' US

If Washington, under any pretext, imposes new sanctions against Iran , "we will stand up to the United States ", Rouhani said , adding that the "great nation of Iran will have an appropriate answer" and that the Iranian parliament will also act. Read More »

Burundi High School Robotics Team Reported Missing In DC

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But the circumstances surrounding their disappearance suggest that at least some may have left the competition venue seeking to stay in North America. The Burundi Embassy in Washington said by email that it did not know about the robotics contest or if a Burundian team was attending . A squad of girls from Afghanistan drew the most attention after they were twice rejected for US visas and President Donald Trump intervened so they could come to America. Read More »

Feds shut down billion-dollar drug trafficking 'dark' site

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The newfound popularity of DreamMarket highlights the whack-a-mole challenges of policing drugs sold online even as government officials touted the the death of the other two sites, AlphaBay and Hansa. While Alpabay's closure had previously been reported as an Federal Bureau of Investigation operation, the agency has now confirmed that takedown, while Europol also revealed details of its tightly coordinated Hansa takeover. Read More »

Can Verlander lead the Tigers over the Royals? MLB Predictions 7/19/17

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Martinez, a career.281 hitter coming into this season, was hitting.305 with 16 home runs and 39 RBIs in 57 games. Martinez gives them a nice slugger to complement Jake Lamb and Paul Goldschmidt in the middle of the order. Cooper of Baseball America, Lugo was going to be ranked fifth in the Diamondbacks' mid-season update , but the other two remained outside their top ten. Read More »

What time, what channel, why is he in prison?

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According to CNN , the parole board score inmates on a number of factors. Where can I watch the OJ Simpson parole hearing? He and a group of five others stormed into a hotel room to confront two sports-memorabilia collectors and seize items that he claimed belonged to him from his career. Read More »

Video appears to show Baltimore cop planting drugs

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Once the officer hits record, the camera picks up audio. Police commissioner Kevin Davis also admitted the video is "inconsistent with the way police officers do business". "We are fortunate to have body cameras which provide a perspective of the events as reported ", police said. Lt. Gene Ryan, president of the local police union that represents rank-and-file officers, urged people not to "jump to conclusions". Read More »

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Premier League Asia Trophy

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Origi set up the first for Liverpool on the hour mark with a clever back-heel that found Solanke unmarked and the teenager made no mistake, finishing coolly in the stifling Hong Kong heat. Palace struggled to create chances despite an impressive display from Zaha, who vented his frustration after being clipped from behind by Marko Grujic . Read More »

Bayern Munich Confirm Thomas Müller Is Not For Sale

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Robert Lewandowski scored the opening goal of the game after just eight minutes, dispatching a penalty kick easily after Ainsley Maitland-Niles fouled Juan Bernat in the box. "(Aaron) Ramsey finished the game, but (Theo) Walcott, (Sead) Kolasinac, Mertesacker, Giroud, they all had a little food poisoning". On Tuesday, Wenger spoke again about how striker Alexis Sanchez, who has entered the final year of his contract and has made it clear he will not sign a new one, would not be allowed to ... Read More »

Netanyahu holds talks on Temple Mount security measures

Israeli authorities reopened the compound to Muslims on Sunday, and non-Muslims on Monday, but with extra security measures, such as metal detectors . But Palestinians say this isn't about security. "We insist that the Israelis remove the metal detectors and at the same time we insist on our right to pray in our Al-Aqsa Mosque", he said. Read More »

China urges U.S. to ease trade barriers

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Comprehensive Economic Dialogue together with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Wednesday. These include the sale of US beef in China for the first time in 14 years and commitments to open up narrow areas of China's financial services sector, such as credit card services and credit ratings agencies. Read More »

California Climate Proposal Passes In A Rare Bipartisan Effort

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An nearly surreal 2017 political scene was on display Monday in Sacramento: Republicans and Democrats, including Gov. "That's what good government looks like", Brown said in a statement . The GOP divide revealed a split between business-aligned Republicans who favored cap and trade, and others who rejected it with a Trump-style message of economic populism. Read More »

Heinz Pranks Chicagoans With a 'Forbidden' Hot Dog Sauce

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The local taste testers reacted with disgust, as expected. To sweeten the deal, Heinz will offer sauce samples - and free hot dogs - Wednesday at Wrigleyville Dogs on 3737 N. Participating Burger Kings are selling their grilled hot dog for $0.79 all month. Chicago's first hot dog brand was David Berg (founded in 1860). Read More »

Canada wildfires: Australian firefighters deployed to fight British Columbia blazes

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More than 16,000 persons were evacuated because of the persistence of 190 forest fires in British Columbia, a territory in state of emergency for just a week now. On Sunday, there were approximately 37,000 evacuees across B.C. Evacuees have begun to show up in the Lower Mainland; now, there are 616 at the Cloverdale Arena evacuation centre and 330 people at the Chilliwack Secondary centre. Read More »

Metal detectors increase tensions at the Temple Mount

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Jerusalem police evicted a group of Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount Wednesday for violating visitation rules against non-Muslim prayer and closed the holy site to Jews. The Waqf, Jordan's Islamic authority that manages religious affairs at the site, was outraged over the metal detectors, according to AP. In response, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is said to have invited Saudi officials to visit al-Aqsa to see firsthand that the status quo does, indeed, remain in place. Read More »

Slim majority wants Democrats in charge of Congress

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And then there is history: The party holding the White House, with few exceptions in the modern era, has tended to lose congressional seats in midterm elections. Just 38% said they wanted Congress to remain in control by Republicans, while 10% of those surveyed said that they had no opinion. The poll also found that 51% of registered voters said that Trump does not factor in to their reasons for voting in the 2018 midterm election. Read More »

Google Introduces 'Google Feed' For Android And iOS

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News cards are still going to be based on your account data, but Google is also throwing in some trending and local items. From now on, various search topics like popular movies, tv shows, music videos, artists, etc. For example, during the press conference, one Google product manager demonstrated that her feed brought up an article about photography in Japan written in early 2016 because she was about to take a trip there. Read More »

Monsoon session: Lok Sabha adjourned till Wednesday amid uproar

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While the Congress party held a meeting on Monday to chalk out a strategy to corner the Centre in the Parliament, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has also indicated that a stormy session lies ahead. BJP leaders have said they would take on the opposition over these issues claiming that the government's track record has been better than the UPA in terms of economy and agriculture growth. Read More »

Turkish court detains six rights activists amid crackdown

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The judges accused them of having "committed crimes on behalf of a terrorist group without being members of it". Their two trainers - a German and a Swede - were also detained. Leaders around the world must stop biting their tongues and acting as if they can continue business as usual. Gardner said before the court ruling that country director Eser remained "in good spirits". Read More »

Republicans' deranged health-care nostalgia

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In both cases, Pence omitted critical context. In at least two cases, Republicans cited Pence specifically in voicing their displeasure with the bill in recent days. But the money will be going to shore up private insurance, not the Medicaid program. Medicaid services are a lifeline for Montanans with serious health problems (including children with disabilities and special health care needs) to remain in their homes with family and in their established communities instead of a nursing home ... Read More »

Rauner vows to veto bail out of Chicago Public Schools

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All along, Rauner has insisted that Chicago should swap its special grant money in exchange for pension help from the state. Chicago's students deserve adequately funded front-line classroom services and a school system that respects and engages engages families and neighborhood residents, built on best practices and a commitment to adequately fund a high-quality education for our youth. Read More »

Montenegro Fires Force Tourists to Evacuate

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Further inland, in neighbouring Bosnia, firefighters are also struggling to get fires near the southern cities of Mostar and Trebinje under control. Almost 1,400 firefighters supported by water-bombing planes and helicopters have battled three major blazes in northern Portugal since Sunday. Read More »

Trump Says Historically Low Polling Numbers Are 'Not Bad'

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Twitter may be one of President Donald Trump's favorite methods of communication, but many Americans seem to wish he would change his behavior on the platform, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll . His standing is a mirror opposite of Obama and Bush at this point in their first terms. President Trump also has a Facebook and an Instagram account, plus a YouTube account that has very few videos left on it. Read More »

Two soldiers lightly injured in car-ramming near Hebron

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Leaders of the Muslim religious trust that runs the site urged worshippers not to pass through the metal detectors, describing them as a violation of a delicate status quo with Israel and held a prayer service next to the devices. Police said that despite the tensions, hundreds of worshippers had entered the compound. Jerusalem Grand Mufti Mohammed Hussein criticised the new measures which included metal detectors and turnstiles at the entrance to the site as altering the status quo. Read More »