Public anger mounts in Iraq's Basra over poor utilities

In the latest in a week of daily protests against corruption and poor governance, hundreds of Iraqis gathered outside Basra's main provincial government building on Sunday, before the situation quickly turned violent and security forces used tear gas... More..

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There will be no second #Brexit referendum, says May's spokesman
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

There will be no second #Brexit referendum, says May's spokesman

After the votes, another Tory grandee and loyalist emerged from the Commons chamber looking emotionally drained and told me: "That was awful in there". Britain's departure from the European Union is schedule...More..

After Helsinki, U.S. intel chief defends findings on Russian meddling
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

After Helsinki, U.S. intel chief defends findings on Russian meddling

He dismissed it all with a new attack on an old target: the news media. CBS' Margaret Brennan said she was messaging some US officials during the speech who said they were turning off the television. He just ...More..

Las Vegas shooting: Mandalay Bay hotel owner sues 1,000 victims
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Las Vegas shooting: Mandalay Bay hotel owner sues 1,000 victims

The suits, filed in federal courts in California and Nevada, argue that MGM, the owner of the Mandalay Bay hotel and the Route 91 Harvest festival, can not be held liable for deaths and injures from the mass ...More..

by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Royals a no-show during Trump visit

Melania ditched her usual glamorous style, perhaps aware that the Queen does not approve of revealing clothing, for a more demure look as she donned a sophisticated cream jacket and matching pencil skirt f...More..

by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Did Trump Break Royal Protocol Not Once or Twice But Three Times

He told The Sun newspaper before his arrival that he was looking forward to the visit, complimenting the queen and marveling at the lack of controversy associated with her over the years. Trump declined to ...More..

California firefighter dies battling blaze near Yosemite National Park
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

California firefighter dies battling blaze near Yosemite National Park

CAL FIRE says Varney leaves behind a wife and two small children . No memorial service plans are available at this time. According to The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, California ...More..

USA president arrives in Helsinki to meet Russian leader
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

USA president arrives in Helsinki to meet Russian leader

Putin elaborated that the crucial issue now was relating to refugees in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. House Speaker Paul Ryan , calling Russia's government "menacing", said he was willing to consider additio...More..

Colbert says Trump's meeting with Putin should count as 'treason'
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Colbert says Trump's meeting with Putin should count as 'treason'

Putin also suggested they should discuss hard multi-national issues. Mr Trump said US-Russia relations had "never been worse" than before they met, but that had now changed. Trump tweeted, with a swipe at h...More..

May bows to pressure from Tory Brexiteers
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

May bows to pressure from Tory Brexiteers

Labor MP Stephen Kinnock said in the debate: "By capitulating to their proposals she is accepting that the Chequers deal is now dead in the water". But the suggestion that MPs take extra time off during one...More..

India asks states to inspect childcare homes run by Missionaries of Charity
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

India asks states to inspect childcare homes run by Missionaries of Charity

This comes after recent cases of babies were allegedly sold for adoptions at a Missionaries of Charity shelter home in Jharkhand. According to The Times of India , Indwar confessed to selling the children. App...More..

Putin disputes allegations that Moscow collected info for Trump dossier
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Putin disputes allegations that Moscow collected info for Trump dossier

Earlier, Trump took to Twitter to blame America for deteriorating relations between Russia and the U.S. - a sentiment the Russian foreign minister quickly approved of, tweeting , "We agree". He said he...More..

Farnborough Air Show: GE still unconvinced about demand for 797
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Farnborough Air Show: GE still unconvinced about demand for 797

The A220 program received an important vote of confidence from Air Lease Corp founder Steven Udvar-Hazy, who told reporters that the A220 is "a more attractive prospect" under Airbus. Of particular interest to ...More..

by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Is Chequers plan dead already?

An earlier break will buy May some much-needed breathing space, as would-be plotters will be sent away from Westminster. Theresa May has survived a scare in parliament by heading off defeat over key Brexit...More..

Brexit: Chequers plan not dead, insists Liam Fox
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Brexit: Chequers plan not dead, insists Liam Fox

The BBC reports that defence minister Guto Bebb " resigned so he could vote against the government", adding yet another minister to the growing list of resignations. Tory Remainer Anna Soubry suggested Mr Re...More..

Trump calls the European Union a ‘foe’ of the United States
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Trump calls the European Union a ‘foe’ of the United States

On Sunday, Trump flew to Finland, the final stop on a weeklong trip that began last Tuesday. He was returning to the White House after Monday's meeting with Putin in Helsinki , the Finnish capital. But that do...More..

Theresa May's Brexit plan in turmoil | Ireland
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Theresa May's Brexit plan in turmoil | Ireland

It has been reported that more than 100 Brexiteer MPs have joined a WhatsApp group coordinating voting tactics against Mrs May, and would be meeting ahead of a vote on the customs bill. Lib Dem leader Vince Cab...More..

by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

President Trump, Russian President Putin Hold Joint News Conference Following Summit

To outrage in Washington, president Donald Trump has lent weight to Russian denials of meddling in United States elections at his inaugural summit with Vladimir Putin, where the pair championed a fresh star...More..

800 missiles unleashed on rebel-held area near Golan Heights
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

800 missiles unleashed on rebel-held area near Golan Heights

Islamic State-affiliated militants also occupy a pocket on the Jordanian border. The AFP correspondent said the buses were searched by Russian military forces before setting off just after midday for the rebe...More..

Pennsylvania woman charged after baby's death blamed on drugs in breast milk
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Pennsylvania woman charged after baby's death blamed on drugs in breast milk

Bail was set at $3 million cash. Authorities analyzed the contents of the baby formula and the bottle used to feed R.J. the morning he died, and neither tested positive for "illicit drugs", according to the af...More..

Trump advised May to quit negotiating and
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Trump advised May to quit negotiating and "sue the EU"

They were proposed by the European Research Group, the research arm of May's Conservative Party which is headed by lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg. He lauded Boris Johnson , a Brexit policy leader who quit as for...More..

by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Putin summit brings end to frosty US-Russia relations

Most recently, it has been the allegations of Russian meddling in the presidential elections which put Mr Trump in office keeping the two countries from engaging in meaningful talks. The Russian leader said ...More..

Russian woman arrested in Washington, accused of acting as Russian government agent
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Russian woman arrested in Washington, accused of acting as Russian government agent

The government claims that between 2015 and February 2017 Butina " worked at the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government ", who was sanctioned by the United States in April 2018. She grad...More..

Hawaii lava bomb injures 13 on tour boat near Big Island
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hawaii lava bomb injures 13 on tour boat near Big Island

A hole in the roof of a lava tour boat in Hawaii after a ball of lava crashed through it. He says he then navigated his vessel to about 250 yards from the lava. "Eyewitnesses report that it ripped through the...More..

Former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams' home attacked by explosive device
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams' home attacked by explosive device

Sinn Fein's Policing and Justice spokesman Gerry Kelly condemned the " reprehensible and cowardly " attack on the homes of Mr Adams and Bobby Storey, who has served as the party's northern chairman. Adams said ...More..

by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

"Sue the European Union" - Donald Trump's advice to Theresa May

He said he had told May how to conduct Brexit negotiations, "but she didn't listen to me". She reiterated her desire to negotiate the "best agreement" possible with Brussels. A grassroots group called the Peo...More..

Theresa May Rejects Idea of Second Brexit Referendum
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Theresa May Rejects Idea of Second Brexit Referendum

The Putney MP opened her statement expressing her dissatisfaction with the prime minister's Brexit deal, asserting : "I wanted the prime minister's Chequers agreement to be a workable compromise". Reports at t...More..

Russian Federation is the most aggressive foreign subject, - the US Head of intelligence
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Russian Federation is the most aggressive foreign subject, - the US Head of intelligence

Reportedly, the Department of Justice of the United States accused 12 members of the Russian intelligence services for interfering in the presidential elections in 2016. Coats said. "They have capabilities, but...More..

by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Republicans, Democrats slam Trump for being soft on Putin

Responding to reporters questions on the Russian Federation investigation, President Donald Trump said there was "no collusion". "There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russian Federation...More..

by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Russian Tied To NRA Charged With 'Infiltrating' US Political Organizations

That's according to court papers unsealed Monday in Washington. She is known as a protege of Alexander Torshin, a Russian former state banker, who met Donald Trump Jr for dinner at the NRA's 2016 convention. ...More..