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ASEAN 'framework' on South China Sea tiptoes around the real issue


U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the support of China and Russian Federation for the latest sanctions sent a strong message to North Korea about what was expected of it. "ASEAN is a collective of states that aims to accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region as well as promoting stability and peace", Mr Brownlee says. Read More »

Knicks Hire Obama's Brother-in-Law for Front Office Position


Steve Mills is the team's new president and Scott Perry is the general manager. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical , the Knicks have hired Craig Robinson to a position that will be centered around player development. From 1979-83, Robinson starred as a forward at Princeton . That combination of coaching and front office experience is consistent with what NY has been searching for this offseason. Read More »

Trump Slams Sen. Blumenthal: 'Phony Vietnam Con Artist'


Trump's Twitter attack against Senator Blumenthal was published approximately 15 minutes after Senator Blumenthal appeared on CNN, so the timing of Trump's tweets is being called suspicious by folks on Twitter writing about the issue. What else has Trump said about Blumenthal? President Donald Trump is discussing North Korea with his secretary of state. "It is a unsafe world out there - it's scary, like Vietnam", Trump told Stern about the effort to avoid sexually transmitted diseases in ... Read More »

West Nile Virus Presence Confirmed In Galion


The county and state are enjoying a low-activity season with the virus, as statewide only 115 dead birds are confirmed to have the virus as opposed to 718 at the same time past year, according to the district. No human cases have been detected in Santa Clara County this year. "We have the staff capability to do it". Mosquitoes acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds. Read More »

Majority of Americans support attack on North Korea if it strikes South


He also shared a post from Fox & Friends reporting that USA spy satellites have detected North Korea moving anti-ship cruise missiles to a patrol boat. The U.S. has expressed a willingness to work with Korean leader Kim Jong Un . Despite the questionable success rate of sanctions already in place, 76 percent of Americans favor increasing sanctions on North Korea with strong bipartisan agreement (84 percent of Republicans and 76 percent of Democrats), while 68 percent support placing ... Read More »

How a terrorist attack inspired this politician to fight for equal marriage

Senate lawmakers rejected a bill to hold a plebiscite last November, with opposition lawmakers citing concerns about cost and a run-up campaign filled with bigoted and homophobic rhetoric. But the Senate in November blocked the plebiscite , which would cost 170 million Australian dollars ($135 million) and promote a divisive public debate. Read More »

No human rights in Duterte, Tillerson meeting

The U.S. may start conducting airstrikes in the Philippines targeting members of ISIS, NBC News reported Monday. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , in Manila for a regional gathering, said the equipment includes a few Cessna aircraft and a few drones. Read More »

Minneapolis FBI says mosque bombing top priority


No one was hurt in the blast, which happened around 5 a.m. and was confined to one office, according to the Star Tribune . The FBI are investigating what Mr Dayton called "a bad, dastardly, cowardly" act. "The destruction done to this sacred site is just unthinkable, unforgivable". Mark Follman, the National Affair Editor at Mother Jones highlighted: "More than 24 hours later the Trump White House has said nothing about the terror bombing in Minnesota ". Read More »

Netanyahu Aide Says Israeli Leader Calm in Face of Charges


The prime minister was questioned earlier this year under caution by police over the allegations. Netanyahu, 67, is a suspect in two cases. An investigation against Netanyahu's alleged corruption has entered a more intense phase . Tzachi Hanegbi, a Knesset member for Likud and a minister in the government, told Army Radio that any court ruling leading to Netanyahu's removal from office may take up to four years, and would come well after the next scheduled Israeli election in 2019. Read More »

Chinese tourists held for Hitler salute in Germany


The pair have been released on bail of €500 (£450; $600) each. Demonstrating its non-tolerance towards the former Nazi regime, Germany enacts strict laws concerning hate speech, particularly when cases are linked to famed Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and his party. Read More »

Iran arrests 27 IS suspects: intelligence ministry

The JCPOA refers to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which trades sanctions relief for a rollback of Iran's nuclear program. "Missile program is Iran's internal and security issue, aimed to defensive purposes", said Qasemi during a press conference in Tehran , according to the Trend's correspondent reporting from the event. Read More »

Two Texas Boy Scouts killed after sailboat hits electric line


The third victim was airlifted to LSU Health in Shreveport. The tragic accident happened around 2pm on Saturday when the boys took out a Catamaran and the mast came in contact with a power line, Anderson said. "We are aware of an accident that occurred on Saturday that involved a number of our local Boy Scouts". "Our thoughts & prayers go out to the Boy Scouts & their families". Read More »

Mega Millions Jackpot Up To $323 Million


But Powerball wasn't the only game to have a jackpot roll. Mega Millions tickets are $1 each and can be played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. The cash option for the Powerball is $193.2 million. Watch Eyewitness News for the latest winning lottery numbers . In addition, there were $1 million tickets purchased in Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania. Read More »

Chicago to sue Trump administration over sanctuary city funding threat


Emanuel made it emphatically clear that he will not allow Sessions or other officials of the Trump Administration to violate citizens' "fundamental rights". The new rule would force local police to report about illegal immigrants released from police custody. They were used for buying police vehicles, radios and SWAT equipment. Read More »

Ohio State Fair ride accident caused by 'excessive corrosion': manufacturer


The company said the ride was 18 years old. Four others remained hospitalized last week, including an 18-year-old woman in a coma, and Jarrell's 18-year-old girlfriend. Video taken by a bystander of the ride in action captured a crashing sound. The ride had passed multiple inspections in the days leading up to the accident. Read More »

Jordanian king arrives for talks with Abbas on Jerusalem, peace efforts

The king flew in by helicopter, with the visit coordinated with Israeli authorities which control all entrance and exit points to the West Bank, including its 150 km (93 mile) border with Jordan and the air space above. "There will be no breakthrough in the peace process if there is no American commitment to support a solution to the Palestinian issue", he said. It is the Jordanian royal's first visit in five years to the city of Ramallah, a Palestinian official said. Read More »

Clinton Police Officer shot, killed


McCarthy's auto exiting the parking lot of the Everyday Convenience Store and driving toward the scene of the shooting . The patrol says Officer Michael had stopped a vehicle while on patrol. "(Michael) was heroic right to the end", Lowe added. As of Monday morning, police were still searching for the suspect. Police officers are always mindful that something bad could happen. Read More »

White House: Trump 'Not Discussing' Firing Mueller


Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington for the overarching Russian Federation probe, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, a sign of the investigation entering a new phase. The document request is one more sign Mueller's team is expanding its investigation beyond Russian Federation to the business dealings of Trump and his team. Read More »

Ashwin strikes for India


Dimuth Karunaratne and Dilruwan Perera also chipped in with a wicket each. Karunaratne and Mendis had posted a 111-run stand when the umpires called for tea. The batsman hit an innocuous Ashwin delivery right into KL Rahul's body at short leg to depart for a duck. Jadeja was adjudged the Man of the Match for his match figures of 7-236 in 61 overs apart from unbeaten 70 with the bat in the first innings. Read More »

Fox Host Eric Bolling Suspended Pending Results Of Lewd Text Messages Probe


Fox News announced the suspension Saturday following a HuffPost report that Bolling had sent unsolicited photographs of his genitalia to former and current female colleagues at the company several years ago. Heldman said that Bolling would call her " Dr. McHottie ", and she would push back with "Mr. McSexist". Previously, he served as one of the hosts of " The Five " and as a fill-in host for O'Reilly and Sean Hannity . Read More »

Parliament to Probe Imran Khan's Alleged Sexual Harassment


The backlash targeting Gulalai in particular provoked criticism from women's rights activists, who said the claims should be investigated rather than met with threats of violence, particularly in a country where women have struggled for their rights for decades. Read More »

North Korea top of agenda at ASEAN meeting


The Asean foreign ministers last Saturday formally endorsed the framework of the COC to address disputes in the South China Sea for eventual adoption by the regional grouping and China . To convene a meeting at the end of August "to discuss the modalities for the negotiations of the actual Code of Conduct, with the approved framework as the basis for the talks". Read More »

Vandeweghe Powers Past Bellis Into Stanford Final


It's evident even during warm-ups, and when Saturday's match began, Vandeweghe used her lethal forehand and punishing first serve - topping out at 122 miles per hour - to gain control of the match. Also on Friday, the US' Kayla Day and Caroline Dolehide defeated Jacqueline Cako of the US and Nicola Geuer of Germany 3-6, 6-3, 10-8 in their doubles quarter-final. Read More »

Dilip Kumar not on ventilator, says doctor


According to a PTI News report, the 94-year-old actor's condition has shown signs of improvement. Today the team of doctors treating him confirmed that the actor is feeling better now and not in ventilator. In 2016, Dilip Kumar was hospitalized twice. "Dilip Kumar looks as though he is actually singing, not Rafi Sahib". His real name is Muhammad Yusuf Khan who is also better known as Tragedy King. Read More »

First Hindu in Pak govt in over two decades

Darshan Lal , a former doctor, was elected to the national assembly for the second time on ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ticket on a reserved seat for minorities in 2013, according to British newspaper The Independent. Nawaz Sharif resigned last week after the Supreme Court disqualified him for not declaring a source of income he denies receiving. PML-N leadership is unsure about Shahbaz's resignation as his departure from Punjab could weaken the party's grip over the ... Read More »