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People US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border
Author: 0 US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

The Shaheed-129 drone was armed and displayed hostile intent when it was intercepted by an F-15E Strike Eagle around 12:30 a.m. local time near the Syrian city of Tanf, according to U.S. Australia has deployed about 780 military personnel as part of the US-led coalition fighting in Iraq and Syria. Tuesday's incident marked the third time the USA has shot a pro-government aircraft from the sky within a month.

People Hammond: We need to avoid fragmentation of financial services after Brexit
Author: 0 Hammond: We need to avoid fragmentation of financial services after Brexit

The fact that there is clearly such a serious split between Number 10 and 11 is very worrying and only helps to undermine our country ahead of the Brexit negotiations. "But we acknowledge that, as Britain leaves the EU, there are genuine and reasonable concerns among our EU colleagues about oversight of financial markets that will then be outside EU jurisdiction, but which provide a vast proportion of economically vital financial services to EU firms and citizens".

Author: 0 Macron's party celebrates victory in French parliamentary elections

Given his pro-EU rhetoric, his success could translate into success for the rest of the European Union and perhaps more specifically the Eurozone. President Emmanuel Macron completed his astonishing rise to power on Sunday when the party he founded about a year ago, La République En Marche, won a clear majority in the second and final round of parliamentary elections.

People The summer solstice is here. But what does that mean, exactly?
Author: 0 The summer solstice is here. But what does that mean, exactly?

Stuart Clark points out. If you're on the eastern side of the time zone, then you will have an early sunrise and an early sunset. In Seattle, the moment of the solstice comes at an opportune time: Summer officially begins at 9:24 p.m., just minutes after official sunset at 9:10.

People 3 teen police volunteers steal LAPD cars, stun guns
Author: 0 3 teen police volunteers steal LAPD cars, stun guns

The neighbor, who didn't want to show his face on camera, says he saw two teens get out of the auto and run. After a auto went missing, the police still took weeks to notice that the vehicle had been stolen. Cadets are not allowed to drive LAPD vehicles. One of the others was taken from 77th Street Division, one source said. When asked if one of the vehicles had been missing since late May, Beck said it may be possible that one was but it was too early in the investigation to know for ...

Author: 0 Otto Warmbier Has Extensive Brain Damage, Doctors Say

Daniel Kanter , professor of neurology and director of the Neurocritical Care Program, said Otto Warmbier has " severe injury to all regions of the brain" and described his current condition as "unresponsive wakefulness". "We are extremely grateful for their efforts and concern ", he said. Until 2010, Warmbier's condition was generally referred to as a vegetative state, but many doctors saw the term as pejorative , since it suggested that a patient was somehow similar to a vegetable.

People Mexican Government Accused of Targeting Journos with Spyware
Author: 0 Mexican Government Accused of Targeting Journos with Spyware

The nine are journalists who wrote articles about corruption affairs within the government and the activists investigated human rights violations in Mexico. The spying marked the latest escalation in a tense relationship between the government of Enrique Peña Nieto and his Institutional Revolutionary party ( PRI ) and Mexican civil society.

People Afghanistan-India air cargo route opened
Author: 0 Afghanistan-India air cargo route opened

In January 2015, India had announced its decision to allow Afghan trucks to enter the Indian territory through Attari land check-post for offloading and loading goods to and from Afghanistan. 60 tonnes of asafoetida or commonly known as hing worth $6 million dollars was the first set of cargo. Direct connectivity between India and Afghanistan will usher in prosperity.

Author: 0 EU Brexit talks to focus 1st on citizens' rights

He said they have produced "an ambitious but eminently achievable timetable". Mr Davis denied suggestions the agreed timetable showed Britain's "weakness" and insisted it is "completely consistent" with the Government's aim of parallel trade and exit talks.

People US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria
Author: 0 US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria

US -backed forces recently pushed into Raqqa, the northern Syrian city that served as the group's de facto capital. With the U.S. increasingly shifting its aerial focus to attacking pro-government forces in Syria , instead of just ISIS , the risk is also growing substantially, as Russia's comments today make it clear they don't intend to let the United States attack Syrian government targets with impunity.

People LAPD suspends some cadet programs after teens stole cruisers
Author: 0 LAPD suspends some cadet programs after teens stole cruisers

An LAPD supervisor doing inventory discovered that a squad auto was missing from the 77th Street station on Wednesday, and the investigation quickly identified a female cadet caught on camera driving it off the lot, Beck said last week. In response, the Los Angeles Police Department has suspended the cadet programs at the 77th Street Division and Pacific Division, the stations where the teenagers were training, according to the L.A.

People Russian fighter jet flies five feet from USA spy plane
Author: 0 Russian fighter jet flies five feet from USA spy plane

Col. Michelle Baldanza told VOA Tuesday. June 9: A Russian jet conducted a "safe and professional" intercept of a US refueling exercise over the Baltic Sea. "The vast majority of interactions we have, intercepts that occur when we fly and that are intercepted by the Russians are safe". U.S. Navy spokesperson Capt.

People 3.2 natural disaster strikes Augusta
Author: 0 3.2 natural disaster strikes Augusta

The earthquake's epicenter was about six miles from Augusta National, the Augusta Chronicle reports. That quake registered as a 0.5 on the Richter Scale, according to USGS, and was also recorded near Lincolnville and Ladson. "Unstable objects overturned. Pendulum clocks may stop". A 3.2 magnitude quake shook the Augusta area Tuesday morning. Nearly 500 people had reported they felt the quake to the USGS web site within a half hour of it hitting and more than 1,500 just before 12:30 p.m.

People Russian opposition leader jailed as tens of thousands protest against corruption
Author: 0 Russian opposition leader jailed as tens of thousands protest against corruption

The 41-year-old's anti-corruption videos have needled the country's most powerful and drawn to the streets crowds unseen since a wave of protests against President Vladimir Putin's re-election to a third term in 2012. The protesters shouted " Putin is a thief", "Putin out" and "Russia without thieves". Here's what to know about the Russian opposition leader. Russia's opposition leader was arrested on Monday for organizing anti-corruption #Protests across the country.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn confirms Diane Abbott is back as Shadow Home Secretary

There was a swing among the middle classes to Labour , while working classes moved to the Conservatives , with both parties achieving record vote shares in these groups. Voters defied all expectations by backing Jeremy Corbyn in far higher numbers than anyone predicted. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn confirmed Ms Abbott, one of his closest allies, had been reappointed as shadow home secretary after she was briefly replaced by former shadow Home Office minister Lyn Brown in the final days of ...

Author: 0 Lawyer says President Trump not under investigation

As the probe into Russia's possible involvement with the Trump campaign proceeds, CNN reports that the president is hurling insults at Rosenstein and Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed to look into the matter. TRUMP: When Trump wants to say more on a subject than one tweet's 140-character content limit allows, he simply does what other Twitter users do: He writes more tweets about it.

People Philip Hammond: Tories would have done better if campaign focused on economy
Author: 0 Philip Hammond: Tories would have done better if campaign focused on economy

Among the plans it will reconsider are cuts to the winter fuel allowances and plans to replace the triple lock on pensions with a less generous system. When one interviewer asked if he had been locked in a cupboard during the campaign by May's aides, he said with a smirk: "Not quite in a cupboard". Many in business, concerned that former interior minister May will prioritise controlling immigration over preferential access to the European Union's lucrative single market, hope an emboldened ...

Author: 0 Trump not under investigation in Russian Federation probe: Lawyer

At an off-camera briefing at the White House Monday, Spicer was asked about Rosenstein's standing in the administration. Former House Speaker, Newt Gingrich said, "I don't think that tweet served him". "Number two, I think when you study elections, 10 years from now, five years from now in government courses and political management courses, what the president did utilizing social media will be in the history books as the most successful utilization of social media platforms and ...

Author: 0 Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation, Blames Unnamed Person

Mueller is leading the Russian Federation probe after being appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the Department of Justice, which oversees the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Any such step would face a steep hurdle as it would require approval by the US House of Representatives, which is controlled by Mr Trump's fellow Republicans.

Author: 0 Russian Jet Flies 5ft From US Spy Plane Over Baltic Sea

June 6 : A U.S. B-52 patrol flying over the Baltic Sea was intercepted by a Russian fighter jet. Fox News , citing military officials, said the jet came " within five feet ". Before that, on June 15, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that Russian missile carriers had been escorted by Danish and Swedish fighters . "When being escorted, the RC-135 plane made an attempt at approaching the Russian fighter jet making a provocative turn towards it", the ministry said.

Author: 0 Trump lawyer defends his use of social media

Mueller was tasked with taking over the executive branch's investigation into alleged Russian interference and potential collusion between Russia and Trump's associates. At the president's urging, he has been on the offensive, casting doubt on Comey's character and raising questions about whether the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director inappropriately disclosed sensitive material.

Author: 0 Perez mum on rumours Ronaldo wants to leave Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of failing to pay €14.7m on image rights earned between 2011 and 2014. The prosecutor said Ronaldo used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to cheat on his taxes. Portuguese sports daily A Bola also claimed that Perez had already been informed of the 32-year-old's decision. Cristiano is a good guy, I will have to talk with Cristiano and see what's happening.

People Nation rages as Pak defeats arch-rival India in Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Nation rages as Pak defeats arch-rival India in Champions Trophy

They congratulated the Pakistan team , Captain Sarfraz Ahmad and its management on achieving a milestone in cricket history. Fans decorated the street and waited through the night to welcome their hero, with some carrying children on their shoulders to get a glimpse of the man who led Pakistan to an unlikely win in the Champions Trophy in London .

Author: 0 Mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris Say They Have Their Own Climate Deal

Trump announced he would make good on his campaign pledge to withdraw from the Paris Agreement June 1 , saying that it was poorly negotiated and favored other countries over American workers. Mr Trump's decision, based on the deal being bad for American jobs, was met with scorn and condemnation both at home and overseas, with isolated North Korea among the latest to join the chorus.

Author: 0 Despite tensions, United States inks deal to sell Qatar 36 F-15 jets

Trump on Friday accused Qatar of being a "high-level" sponsor of terrorism, potentially hindering the U.S. department of state's efforts to ease heightening tensions and a blockade of the Gulf nation by Arab states and others. The agreement signed in November gave way to $21.1 contract to be executed by Boeing Co. The Pentagon said the jets sale would increase security cooperation between the USA and Qatar and help them operate together.

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