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The great Muslim civil war - and us

Syrian forces and Iranian-backed militias supporting them are reaching east closer to American-backed fighters, and this includes forces of the Pentagon hopes pursuing the militants into the Euphrates River valley after they take the Raqqa, the Islamic State's self-declared capital. Lire la suite »

Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico

The hosts were unlucky not to force an equalizer after a string of chances in a strong second-half display. The favourites to advance from Group B, Germany and Chile, play later on Thursday in Kazan . "We had more opportunities and we were just winners". "We were fantastic in that first half [against Mexico ]. everything we did was second to none". Lire la suite »

Stolen toe used in cocktail returned to Canadian hotel with apology

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A Dawson City bar's famous mummified toe is back at the Downtown Hotel. The unidentified suspect relayed the same message to the hotel staff along with an apology. The news release said that "unless the toe is returned safe", the hotel plans to pursue charges and a $2,500 fine against the thief. Per tradition, drinkers must let the brown, shriveled toe touch their lips in order to join the exclusive Sourtoe Cocktail Club. Lire la suite »

Des ministres experts et peu connus du grand public — Gouvernement Philippe II

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Ministre du Travail: Muriel Pénicaud . Enfin, un des plus proches d'Emmanuel Macron , a été nommé secrétaire d'Etat auprès de Bruno Le Maire , le ministre de l' Economie et des finances. Le départ de François Bayrou et de Marielle de Sarnez semble avoir été une décision précipitée. Le départ de M. Bayrou signifie que Modem a maintenant perdu les trois ministères qu'il détenait au sein du gouvernement Macron , après les départs de la ministre des Armées Sylvie Goulard et ... Lire la suite »

Zinke pledges to enforce Obama-era methane rule amid rewrite

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Department of the Interior. Zinke is attempting to shift about 50 members of the Senior Executive Service at the earliest date allowed by law, 120 days after the confirmation of a political appointee. However, they're now working to rewrite them, according to the Associated Press. "It's important for the Center and for the public to see these records to shed light on these massive staffing changes", said McKinnon, "and it's particularly important considering the potential impacts these ... Lire la suite »

Ex-cop avoids charges in killing of 23yo Milwaukee man

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Dominique Heaggan-Brown was acquitted Wednesday, June 21st on all charges. Judge Jeffrey Conen informed the jury that they could consider lesser charges of but he was cleared of all counts. But when you look at it closely they're looking at a circumstance which was fairly unique. Body-camera video showed Heaggan-Brown shooting Smith once in the arm as he appeared to be throwing the gun over a fence. Lire la suite »

Woman charged for performing surgery on her dog, killing it

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An Iowa woman was charged with animal neglect after attempting to perform surgery on her dog with a pair of tongs and a kitchen knife, resulting in the dog's death, police have said. Unfortunately the operation didn't turn out as McMenamin planned with the animal dying. McMenamin told police that she attempted the surgery herself because she could not afford to have the procedure done by veterinary staff. Lire la suite »

Court says verdict in Iowa lottery rigging case was flawed

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A divided Iowa Supreme Court has overturned orders requiring an ethanol company to pay $2.5 million to a lab manager who suffered severe workplace sexual harassment from her boss. Colleagues told investigators they believed the man was Tipton, who was charged and fired by the Urbandale-based association. The court issued a ruling Friday dismissing Eddie Tipton's conviction for tampering with lottery equipment. Lire la suite »

Feds support Texas in federal lawsuit over sanctuary cities law

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Local cities have sued Texas over this law claiming that it is unconstitutional and will lead to racial profiling. "Parties may disagree with the state legislature's policy determinations in enacting SB 4 , but nothing in federal immigration law precludes a state from directing law enforcement officers in the state to cooperate with the federal government, rather than merely permitting them to do so on an ad hoc basis". Lire la suite »

Snyder makes case in Europe for Michigan aerospace sector

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Snyder, who's on a European trade mission, said in a phone interview "it shouldn't be about partisanship" and "doesn't it make sense that I should be talking to Republicans and Democrats? ". MI is talking with Foxconn, which plans to locate a display panel factory in the U.S. He plans to return to Germany in September for an auto show. Lire la suite »

Presidential Polls: Ram Nath Kovind gets Z+ cover, files nomination

With huge numbers in his favour, Ram Nath Kovind , BJP's candidate for the post of president of the Indian Union, is sure to settle down at Raisina Hills soon. Chandrasekhar Rao, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. "Now everyone needs to support his candidature". Lire la suite »

EU 27 to Decide Future of London-Based Agencies by November

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The German magazine WirtschaftsWoche said the EMA and the European Banking Authority (EBA), also based in the United Kingdom, would be divided between both countries. In particular, the procedure says potential hosts should be able to provide "appropriate" offices that are near an airport that offers convenient flights from the capitals of the other member states and have adequate multi-lingual schools for the children of agency staff. Lire la suite »

Backed Syrian forces close in on Raqqa from south

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Australia had suspended air strikes over Syria "as a precautionary measure" after Russian Federation threatened that it would consider any plane from the US led coalition flying west of Euphrates as potential targets. The threat was seen as retaliation for the U.S. downing of a Syrian air force jet on Sunday, as tensions in the region rose. Soon after Russian Federation brought its military support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, in 2015, Moscow and Washington signed a memorandum to ... Lire la suite »

Greens weigh up schools funding deal

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By contrast, Catholic schools across New South Wales would lose $1.16 billion if the changes are passed. Mr Piccoli said the amount of money offered by the federal government was still too low, but it was vital to remove the distortions in the current funding system that benefit private and Catholic schools. Lire la suite »

Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15

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The administration said that emergency has been declared in hospitals as the people are shifting the injured to the hospitals. No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the region has been battered by bitter sectarian violence, in which Sunni militant groups have targeted Pakistan's minority Shiite Muslims in the area. Lire la suite »

43 arrested protesting Medicaid cuts

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At one point, it appeared that Capitol police made a serious error in their removal of the protesters and dropped one of the wheelchair-bound individuals. McConnell's office referred to Capitol Police for comment. The protesters were demonstrating against what they believe to be cruel cuts to health care that could put lives in danger. Lire la suite »

Mike Pence Hires Personal Lawyer To Handle Russia Inquiries

The announcement comes a day after Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller announced he is investigating Trump for obstruction of justice . Pence hires BigLaw lawyer in Russian Federation probe... In a statement he said: "The people of the United States have a special place in our hearts for the nations and people of Central America, especially in the Northern Triangle of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador". Lire la suite »

FBI says Flint airport stabbing suspect tried to buy gun

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He was treated and released the same day. Doctors say he will probably be in the hospital through the weekend. "I'm proud of all of our responders and I'm especially proud of him". The injured officer was Mr Jeff Neville , a 16-year veteran of the airport police force. If convicted he faces up to 20 years in a US prison. No one else appears to have been involved and there is no information to suggest a wider plot, officials said. Lire la suite »