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Gaza Faces Mounting Frustration as Hamas Marks a Decade of Independent Policy

Qatar has consistently supported Hamas over the last decade and has pledged some $1.5 billion since 2012 to help build roads, houses, schools and clinics in the enclave. Reports that Egypt had demanded Hamas to hand over 17 "terror suspects" in exchange for easing the blockade on Gaza were refuted by Zahhar. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs is demanding that a United Nations staffer be replaced after learning of comments he made that were critical of Israel, Walla news site ... Read More »

Lewis Hamilton reigns in Canada again!

The fact he clawed his way back to 4 spot - behind the Mercedes of Hamilton and Bottas, and Red Bull's Ricciardo in third - shows he's still very much in the championship hunt this year. The first Canadian to race at home in Formula One since 1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve in 2006, Stroll and his Williams team are hoping the 18-year-old can snatch his first points of the season. Read More »

Spelling bee champ asked to spell 'covfefe,' gets it wrong


She spelled 35 words correctly. As a resident of Cali and a Warriors fan, Vinay couldn't leave the stage without giving a shoutout to her hero Steph Curry , who had finished off a 113-90 rout of the Cavs the same night. Reportedly, a tie breaker test was also added this year however, it did not come into play. For the past three years, the competition has ended in a tie , ending only after the last two competitors standing have exhausted the list of pre-determined words that officials can ... Read More »

GOP rep: Before shooting, man asked whether we were Dems or GOP

The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson of IL. "I said, 'Paul, is everything OK?' And he said, 'It's all blurry right now, I'm trying to get my head wrapped round it'". In a floor speech Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Sixteen hours ago, Duncan's touted the Hearing Protection Act, a bill he introduced that would remove restrictions on silencers for handguns. Read More »

Led Coalition Begins Offensive to Liberate Raqqa From Daesh

Last night, at least 12 people were killed by heavy shelling and air strikes in the area. "We all saw the heinous attack in Manchester , England", said Lt-Gen Townsend. The U.N. human rights office has raised concerns about increasing reports of civilian deaths as air strikes escalate. "Once encircled in the city, the Daesh members can be eliminated", said the commander, who is now near the southwest Raqqa town of al-Mansourah. Read More »

Australian leader disappointed Trump parody became public


In leaked audio , Mr Turnbull can be heard cracking jokes about his meeting with the President in NY last month. In his tongue-in-cheek address, Turnbull also poked fun at his own poor ratings in national opinion polls, drawing a comparison to Trump , whose historically dire approval ratings have dogged the first months of his administration. Read More »

Kevin Durant In High Spirit After NBA Finals Win

Kevin Durant was applauded and, naturally, undermined. But James , in his seventh consecutive playoff series and eighth overall, fell to 3-5 in the championship round. He knocked down a 17-foot fadeaway over James early in the fourth quarter, then assisted on a three-pointer by Andre Iguodala the next time down as the Warriors pulled away. Read More »

Three people dead after house fire in Hamilton


By the time crews first arrived on scene, Hamilton Fire spokesperson Claudio Mostacci says that there was heavy smoke billowing from the front door. Firefighters then went inside and pulled three people from the fire. There was no immediate information about the victims, nor any word on what may have caused the fire. No other occupants were inside at the time. The Office of the Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate. Read More »

COSBY TRIAL: Prosecutors rest case against Bill Cosby

After all, his defense is that the pair's sexual encounter was consensual, something that becomes decidedly less likely if Andrea Constand is gay. Defense lawyers Brian McMonagle and Angela Agrusa and their internationally famous client have until Monday morning to decide whether to call any witnesses. Read More »

Sessions: Trump Never Showed Interest in Russian Hacking

Though the Justice Department maintains that it has fully disclosed the extent of Sessions' foreign contacts a year ago, lawmakers have continued to press him for answers about an April 2016 event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington , where both Sessions and Kislyak attended a foreign policy speech by Trump . Read More »

Rodman gives North Korean official Trump book

Warmbier and his family, we have no further comment", Mr. Tillerson said in his statement. "Sadly, he is in a coma and we have been told he has been in that condition since March of 2016", the parents said in a statement. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the State Department secured Warmbier's release at the direction of President Trump. Last month, Mr. Read More »

Russia collusion claim 'detestable lie': US Attorney General


The Senate Intelligence Committee questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday afternoon in regards to any possible ties to Russian Federation. Mueller also won votes of support Tuesday from the top two Republicans in Congress , House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, both of whom said they have confidence in him. Read More »

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, aides shot at baseball practice in Virginia

Rand Paul , R-Ky., said of the Capitol Police. James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, was the alleged shooter, and was pronounced dead Wednesday morning. Two firearms were recovered from the scene - a 9 mm handgun and a Chinese-made SKS 7.62 mm assault rifle, CNN reported . "He went through this a couple of times", Flake told reporters. Read More »

La France à l'ère du parti unique — L'opposition française écrasée

Se gardant de triomphalisme, l'Elysée ne fera pas non plus " de commentaire ". Le parti , qui contrôlait la moitié de l'Assemblée sortante, s'effondrerait autour de 15 à 40 sièges, soit encore moins que les 57 de la défaite de 1993. D'après les chiffres donnés par le ministère de l'intérieur, le taux d'abstention à cette élection législative s'élève à 51,29%, c'est-à-dire historiquement le plus bas depuis l'institution de la Vème République. Read More »

Apple to turn iPhone into hub of medical info

To boost its efforts in this area, Apple is reportedly considering potential acquisitions of companies in the cloud hosting space. What Apple wants to do is make the iPhone the place for users to store all the medical data that a doctor could possibly need and to share that data with the doctor on command. Read More »

Virginia shooter who shot Republicans was a Trump hater


Hodgkinson lived in Belleville , Illinois. "He could have a short temper when it came to different issues", Clark said . "To my colleagues, you're going to hear me say something you've never hear me say before, I identify myself with the remarks of the speaker", said Pelosi. Read More »

London tower fire: Muslims awake for Ramzan helped save lives

Launched by Karolina Hanusova, a mum from North Kensington, the fund states its aim is to "help the residents of the burned down Grenfell Tower , London, W11 to get back on their feet". The London Fire Brigade would not speculate on the cause of the fire. "They couldn't stop the fire". Friend Rahmana Rashid posted a picture of her and two young girls on Facebook saying: " Rania Ibrham my friend is missing from the grenfill tower, if you have seen her or have any news on her pls contact me". Read More »

Here's how late-night TV reacted to Jeff Sessions' testimony

The tallest late-night comedian in the game also poked fun at Sessions' appearance, telling his viewers that the AG "has a nervous tick, nearly like a poker tell, that comes out at times when he may be lying". Colbert chose to focus on Sessions' appearance, joking that the politician is the "last surviving Little Rascal". Colbert played footage of Sessions saying he only recalled that he "did depart" a meeting with Trump at some time in the past. Read More »

Lesley Laird appointed new shadow Scottish secretary


Andrew Gwynne, who co-chaired the party's campaign, and was widely regarded as performing strongly in media appearances, including a verbal tussle with Boris Johnson, will be the new communities and local government secretary. The Pontypridd MP will serve under Mr Corbyn as shadow Northern Ireland secretary. "I am therefore appointing Ian Lavery, Co-National Campaign Coordinator, to the additional role of Labour Party Chair to strengthen our campaigning and party organisation, as we prepare ... Read More »

E3 2017: Miyamoto, Ubisoft reveal Mario in XCOM clone


Expect to hear more about these incredible games from their individual announcements in the coming days. Actually, I do know what it was missing, it was exclusives . Beyond Good and Evil 2 is happening indeed, and developers had a long cinematic trailer to confirm it. It's too early to celebrate, but given that another perennial E3 no-show - The Last Guardian - was finally released past year, anything is possible. Read More »

Jeff Sessions Evades Kamala Harris' Question During Congressional Testimony

US intelligence agencies have alleged that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election to benefit President Donald Trump . Addressing allegations that he had unreported meetings with Russian officials while he advised the Trump campaign, Sessions said he had already acknowledged two meetings past year with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Read More »