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Putin warns new sanctions will complicate ties between Russia and US

A measure codifying into law the United States sanctions against Russian Federation was approved in the Senate by a veto-proof majority of 97 to 2. The discussions gathered steam late last month after Sen. Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee had initially been hesitant to take it up, as the administration had expressed a hope it could improve relations with Moscow. Lire la suite »

Korean man crosses border to defect to S. Korea


He was spotted at the northern part of the mouth of the Han River in Gimpo, just west of Seoul, according to Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). He reportedly screamed, "Don't kill me". It is surrounded by barbed wire, landmines and military guards on both sides. South Korea remains a desired haven for many, however, particularly given that Pyongyang faces increasing economic pressure due to global sanctions aimed at ending its nuclear weapon ambitions. Lire la suite »

Roadside bomb kills Egyptian police officer in Cairo suburb


An improvised explosive device planted on the roadside went off shortly after midnight as a military vehicle passed by, killing one police officer and injuring four others, according to the statement. The Sinai Peninsula has been under a state of emergency since October 2014, following a deadly terrorist attack that left 33 Egyptian soldiers dead. The attacks, mainly targeting the police and the military, increased after the ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 by the ... Lire la suite »

Theresa May will meet with Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams today

Arlene Foster said it was "right and proper" that her Democratic Unionist Party would vote for May's Queen's Speech next week. "I am concerned about the deal, I am wary about it, I am dubious about it, both for peace process reasons but also for other reasons as well", he said in an interview with BBC Radio 4's the World at One. Lire la suite »

Upbeat EU calls Britain to order in Brexit talks

The number of Britons becoming German citizens jumped 361% previous year, according to the German Federal Statistics Office , on concerns Brexit will make it harder to work and travel within the European Union. "At the moment it's like putting a featherweight up against a heavyweight", one executive said. "That is why we are pushing ahead with negotiations on Monday". Lire la suite »

Iraqi forces capture border crossing to Syria from IS

The recapture of the border crossing also means that fewer IS fighters are in the vicinity of a United States base that is located on the other side of the border in Syria. The involvement of Iraqi Sunni tribal fighters in the operation to dislodge the militants is another indication that Iran will not be allowed to use the highway. Lire la suite »

Over 50 Possibly Killed in London Tower Fire, PM May Admits Failings

Coupled with planned engineering work, the safety concerns around the fire mean the Circle Line is closed. Rescue personnel have had difficulty reaching the top floors of the charred, 24-story tower. The timing of the fire - after the recent deadly attacks in Manchester and London - also doesn't help. With the death toll nearly certain to rise above the figure of 30 already confirmed, the instruction given to residents to remain in their flats will be examined. Lire la suite »

Protesters storm govt offices as London fire toll hits 30

Police Commander Stuart Cundy said the latest number, which was based on reports from the public, may rise and includes the 30 deaths that have already been confirmed after Wednesday's blaze at the west London 24-storey building. "It was a death trap, and they knew it ", one person shouted as demonstrators surged inside the offices of the Kensington and Chelsea council, responsible for managing the social housing block in a working-class enclave of one of Britain's richest districts. Lire la suite »

Portuguese radio says 25 killed in forest fires


Latest from the SFGATE homepage: Click below for the top news from around the Bay Area and beyond. At least 19 people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal . Jorge Gomes, Secretary of State for the Internal Affairs, said that 30 of those who died were found trapped inside their cars, with another 17 next to their vehicles. Lire la suite »

Death Toll From London Blaze Rises to 30, Dozens Missing, Authorities Criticised

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William have also met with residents who were affected by the fire . The fire at the 24-story building has led to community anger and protests over the British government's response. Ray Bailey, managing director at Harley Facades Limited, which installed the cladding, said: "At this time , we are not aware of any link between the fire and the exterior cladding to the tower". Lire la suite »

United Kingdom to agree Brexit divorce bill before trade talks - European Union sources

The negotiations have been billed as the most complex in Britain's history as it unravels 44 years of membership and its threat to walk out with no deal in place has anxious European capitals. The EU customs union guarantees tariff-free trade within the bloc but prohibits members from striking third-party trade deals. Foster later said it was "right and proper" for the DUP to support May's legislative program, which is due to be announced next week and will be the first formal test of her ... Lire la suite »

Pokemon Go's next big thing is an overhaul for gyms


There will be "more to come" on what that adjustment entails, but for now just know that they're going to close up in the near future and any assigned creatures will return to your party. We're not sure that they are right now, but Niantic hinted that it is "exciting". It might also introduce raids , allowing players to team up or play against one another in the gyms. Lire la suite »

Justin Thomas ties US Open Tournament record with 63 in third round

Leader Brian Harman waves to the gallery at the 18th. Open lead after making three bogeys in a row late in the second round, put himself back in the thick of the chase with a run of three birdies on Saturday at the U.S. He had 310 yards to the hole when he hit 3-wood that could have led to big trouble if he went too far long or left. The cut for the top 60 and ties was at 1-over 145, tying a U.S. Lire la suite »

Harman looks for major breakthrough at US Open

The bogey there put him at 2 over, and on the par-5 14th, he overcooked a chip shot up the steep hill, which led to another three-putt and another bogey. He shot 68 and was only three back. "Guess what? We get to go home today because Daddy played poorly", Day said to his son, Dash, before walking over to sign autographs. Lire la suite »

Play Ball! Congressional Baseball Game Goes On in Defiance of Shooting


Hodgkinson , from IL, who had lashed out against United States president Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media, was killed by Mr Scalise's security detail and other police officers. When the Representative entered MedStar Washington Hospital after a mass shooting at a Congressional baseball practice, his surgeon said, he was "as critical as he could be". Lire la suite »

Kremlin warns Gulf crisis imperils Syria peace efforts

Elsewhere in his remarks, Velayati said the recent outbreak of diplomatic row with Qatar, only a few days after a meeting of Arab leaders in Riyadh , revealed that Saudi Arabia lacks diplomatic competence and can not live in peace even with its closest neighbors. Lire la suite »

Ça passe pour la ministre Annick Girardin — Législatives


En 1981 et 2012, le nouveau pouvoir avait également réalisé un grand chelem lors des législatives suivant la présidentielle, mais beaucoup plus de ministres -respectivement 32 et 26- s'étaient portés candidats, ce qui n'a pas été le cas d'un gouvernement Philippe à la coloration plus "société civile". Lire la suite »

Portugal forest fire death toll rises to 39


Portugal, like most southern European countries, is prone to forest fires in the dry summer months. Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 58 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what the prime minister on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years". Lire la suite »

President Trump confirms he is under investigation

Mueller has been choosing his own staff, tapping top legal minds from inside and outside the Justice Department. The Trump tweets come after the top lawyer for his transition team warned organization officials to preserve all records and other materials related to the Russian Federation probe. Lire la suite »

London fire: Government staff drafted to help victims

Cundy said there may have been other people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the final death toll. Mohammed Alhajali, who was 23 and a civil engineering student, was the first victim to be named. May chaired a government task force on the disaster before meeting survivors. An additional £1.5 million will be provided to pay for mental health support to the emergency services, through mental health charity Mind's Blue Light Programme. Lire la suite »

Macron casts ballot in French parliamentary vote


The Interior Ministry said the midday participating figures in Sunday's nationwide voting compare to 21.4 percent at midday during the second round of the last parliamentary elections in 2012. With only four seats filled in last week's first round, 573 of the National Assembly's 577 members will be elected in today's run-off contests. Key rivals say they expect LREM to win a majority of seats and have been urging voters to make the margin as small as possible, saying that democratic debate ... Lire la suite »

Thomas shoots 63, trails Harman by 1 at US Open

Miller also seemed chuffed about the setup going completely against the "U.S". On the longest course ever for a major, the cut was the lowest at the U.S. "It's been the best preparation going into a major, I felt like, in my career, which is playing in majors and knowing what I needed to do to prep for a tournament such as this", Day said. Lire la suite »

Spectator dies at US Open in Wisconsin

Steve Stricker has had a smile the size of Hole 18 on his face all week at Erin Hills . He three-putted on No. 13. Back problems also contributed to an early exit at the Masters when Willett became the first defending champion since Canadian Mike Weir in 2004 to miss the cut. Lire la suite »