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Indonesia eyes joint anti-ISIS patrols with Philippines & Malaysia


Military spokesman Restituto Padilla said the aim was to end the siege by Monday, the Philippines' independence day. Five of the civilians were killed on Monday as they made a dash for safety when the militants discovered their hiding place, Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella told reporters in Manila. Read More »

Macron and Merkel back tougher EU approach on trade

Want to be more digitally savvy and grow your business online? "We're talking about the continuing indexation of pensions to people who are in the EU". Others who arrive after an unspecified cut-off date will be given a " grace period ", expected to be two years. Chancellor Angela Merkel said the offer made by May at the European Union summit in Brussels on Thursday was "a good start " but more needed to be done. Read More »

Modi-Trump meeting likely to be low-key

Calling corruption as the root cause due to which "the previous governments were changed in India", Modi said his government has emerged corruption-free in the last three years. "India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries". A proposed overhaul of H-1B visas - used by thousands of Indian software engineers to work in the United States - has also caused concern in New Delhi . Read More »

Israel starts work on new settlement amid U.S. peace push


The expansion of existing settlements on the West Bank - territory which Israel occupied during a conflict in 1967, has been a major point of contention in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "After dozens of years, I have the privilege to be the prime minister building a new settlement in Judaea and Samaria", Netanyahu tweeted , using the Hebrew biblical term for the West Bank. Read More »

Trump orders clampdown on Cuba travel and trade


The Cuban government slammed Trump's rollback of policies made by the Obama Administration to restore ties between the two countries. "We will stand with the Cuban people in the struggle for freedom", Trump said at a rally in Miami . Read More »

Offaly man caught up in Brussels terror attack

Belgium tightened security even more on Wednesday to counter fears that lone attackers could strike anywhere and at any time, a day after a failed bombing by a man shouting " Allahu akbar " at a Brussels train station put the nation on edge. Read More »

Cable car crash kills 5 in Gulmarg


The GM said the cable vehicle service was restored after being stopped briefly to enable the rescue of all the tourists stranded in 15 other cable cars . The dead have been identified as Jayant Andraskar , his wife Manshea , his two daughters Anagha and Janhvi, and Mukthar Ahmad Ganai. Mufti, who was herself monitoring the rescue operations, also announced ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh in favour of the next of kin of the deceased, an official spokesman said. Read More »

FBI Searches for Motive in Flint Airport Stabbing

The 12-inch, serrated knife Ftouhi used in the attack was bought in the United States, he said . Licensed gun dealers first must put purchasers through an electronic background check of US law enforcement databases, which could make Canadians ineligible, said Brady Schickinger, director of the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners. Read More »

Corbyn urges 'sense of solidarity in all communities' at Finsbury Park vigil

It is understood Osborne grew up in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, before moving to Wales. Another neighbor, Khadijeh Sherizi, said Osborne was a father and lived with his family in the house next door. Osborne is reportedly under arrest over suspected "terror offenses", the BBC reported. Osborne was taken into custody and arrested for attempted murder . Read More »

Turkish ministers to visit Qatar amid diplomatic row


The list of demands also includes ending support for "terrorist organizations" and ceasing "interference" in Egyptian affairs, charges Qatar denies. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan - who has described the decision by Gulf states to cut political and economic ties with Qatar as "inhumane" - is expected to hold phone talks with US President Donald Trump in the coming days. Read More »

Justices give gov't time to address second travel ban ruling


Department of Justice's request to the Supreme Court to approve President Trump's revised travel ban . "We conclude that the President , in issuing the Executive Order , exceeded the scope of the authority delegated to him by Congress", the three-judge panel wrote in its decision. Read More »

Otto Warmbier Suffered 'Severe Neurological Injury'


Warmbier said his son, who was in stable condition according to the OH hospital where he was transferred, was subjected to brutal treatment. The five-time NBA champion has traveled to North Korea for informal "basketball diplomacy" a handful of times in the past and told CNN earlier this week at the airport in Beijing he hoped to do "something that's pretty positive" before he boarded a plane bound for the reclusive state. Read More »

Krauthammer: The great Muslim civil war - and us


Russian Federation has launched a series of cruise missiles at so-called Islamic State targets in Syria . Iran has long supported Syrian President Bashar Assad in his fight against IS and other extremists groups. Russian Federation is already threatening to shoot down USA planes over Syria, after an American craft took out a Syrian-regime plane that was assaulting units of the Syrian Democratic Forces - the US-armed ground troops who've been taking the fight to ISIS. Read More »

Former champs Marin Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov into Queen's semi-finals

Cilic was denied a second Queen's crown in agonising fashion yesterday as the world number seven failed to convert a match point in the final set tie-break before losing 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (10/8). "It is true that I'm going into Wimbledon with a lot of confidence". "When you are playing on grass and playing a youngster like Kozlov, you have to be ready from the first point". Read More »

Germany hope for full-fit Emre against Cameroon

The semi-finals, to be staged on 28 and 29 July, pit Portugal against Chile and Group B winners Germany with Mexico . World champions Germany and South American giants Chile have secured their passage to the semi-finals of this year's Fifa Confederations Cup . Read More »

Kovind is anti-minority, says Congress


Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar more than satisfied the bill, as she is from Bihar , she is the daughter of late Congress leader and Minister Jagjivan Ram, has had a good innings as the Lok Sabha Speaker and is a woman thereby with the added gender dimension. Read More »

153 killed in Pakistan tanker fire


The tanker was carrying 40,000 liters of fuel and was traveling from Karachi to Lahore . Local official Rana Muhammad Saleem Afzal told Pakistan's Associated Press (APP) the Lahore-bound oil tanker had slipped off the road, causing hundreds of gallons to begin gushing out. Read More »

Ovtcharov wins ITTF China Open crown as investigation into missing players continues


Ma Long, Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin were criticized for tarnishing the national team's image by skipping singles matches on Friday at the ongoing China Open in Chengdu, Sichuan province. The women's singles final in Chengdu saw reigning Olympic and world champion Ding Ning beat fellow Chinese Sun Yingsha 8-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-7, 11-6 to seal her third triumph at the event. Read More »

Firefighting plane crash in Portugal

Spokesman Fausto Coutinho said: "it could have been a unusual coincidence, with a plane passing over and an explosion occurring on the ground at the same time ". Spain, France and Italy have sent a total of 19 water bombers to help with the operation. Since Saturday, more than 1,000 firefighters and more than a dozen water-dropping aircraft were deployed to tackle the blaze that had raged across the central region of Portugal, about 150 kilometers (95 miles) north of Lisbon. Read More »

Touted Georgia RB Anthony Grant commits to Tennessee


Dixon, in a separate tweet sent not long afterward, only reaffirmed his commitment to the Volunteers. "First off I would like to thank God for blessing me with this Ability to Play Football". Dixon visited the campus and saw Knoxville last week on Orange Carpet Day. "Every time I go up there, it feels more and more like home". Dixon - who is 5-foot-10½ and 178 pounds - also has offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, ... Read More »

Palestinians disappointed after 'tense' meeting with Kushner


A meeting between Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas and Jared Kushner did not go as planned, according to reports on Saturday. However, the Times of Israel reported after the meeting that the new, "watered down" demands requested that the PA stop paying compensation to the families of some 600 Palestinian prisoners serving life sentences and who are responsible for the deaths of Israelis. Read More »

Tuscaloosa Police searching for three missing children


The Tuscaloosa Police Department says their mother last saw her children Thursday, June 22, when she left them with her mother in Tuscaloosa for an overnight stay. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Lisa Hood and/or the three missing children you are asked to contact Crime Stopper at 205-752-7867 or the Tuscaloosa Police Department at 205-349-2121. Read More »