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Israel begins work on Gaza sea barrier

Israel begins work on Gaza sea barrier Al-Ayyam said that according to emails obtained by the US-based Foreign Policy journal, Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, seeks to push to close UNRWA and end the Palestinian refugee status. The Palestinian Health Ministry has yet to issue a statement about casualties. In response to the protests, Israel on July 9 tightened the blockade by shuttering Gaza'... [Full Article...]

IDF Responds After Dozens of Gaza Terror Rockets Fired at Israel

IDF Responds After Dozens of Gaza Terror Rockets Fired at Israel In Gaza, one Hamas militant was killed in the air strikes, as was a Palestinian woman and her 18 month old child, Palestinian officials said. However, fighting between Israel and Hamas continue despite the ceasefire talks. "Hamas hit the "enemy" with a large number of rockets", it said. At least two Palestinians were wounded in raids aimed targeting a Hamas base in the southern Gaza Strip, the... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom poised to ask Russian Federation to extradite Salisbury attack suspects

United Kingdom poised to ask Russian Federation to extradite Salisbury attack suspects United Kingdom government ministers vowed to exert "international pressure" to force Russian Federation into doing "the right thing", The Telegraph reported Monday. Russian officials refused to hand over the men wanted for the murder of Alexander Litvinenko with a rare radioactive isotope in 2006. Whitehall sources told the paper that authorities had identified two people they were ready to pu... [Full Article...]

Firenado! Swirling finger of flame rises from blaze at factory

Firenado! Swirling finger of flame rises from blaze at factory Tuesday, but the last fire activity ceased at 1 p.m. Wednesday, he said. The Fire and Rescue Service posted the footage to its Facebook page after the fire was extinguished. The "firenado" swept across the fields near the factory, as the fire sent dark plumes of smoke into the sky on Monday. No injuries were reported but a huge black smoke cloud could be seen as far as Shepshed in Leicestershire... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation faces United States action over Skripal attack

Russian Federation faces United States action over Skripal attack Since the March attack, two other British nationals with no ties to Russian Federation have been poised by the substance. "We share the United Kingdom's assessment that there is no plausible alternative explanation, and note that Russia's failure to address the legitimate request by the government of the United Kingdom further underlines Russia's responsibility". [Full Article...]

New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Impose Cost on Regime’s Hostile Behavior

New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Impose Cost on Regime’s Hostile Behavior On Tuesday, the USA reinstated sanctions targeting the Iranian government's purchase of United States dollars, Iran's trade in gold and other precious metals, and its automotive sector. European countries have also vowed to protect the nuclear deal by continuing to trade with Iran. He added that the sanctions are just one component of the Trump administration's strategy to combat the Iranian ... [Full Article...]

Sen. Rand Paul, in Moscow, invites Russian lawmakers to Washington

Sen. Rand Paul, in Moscow, invites Russian lawmakers to Washington During the meeting at the Federation Council, Paul said that the United States and Russia "need to have dialogue", adding that the former Cold War foes are "in close proximity" in many hotspots around the world, including in Syria. Paul has been one of Trump's most outspoken supporters following the criticism Trump faced - including from some within his own party - for the US President's hand... [Full Article...]

Sen. Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin

Sen. Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin The White House had no immediate comment on the letter. "The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges", Paul said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Spanish fighter jet accidentally fires missile in Estonia

Spanish fighter jet accidentally fires missile in Estonia A Spanish fighter jet has accidentally fired a missile during a training exercise in Estonia. Colonel Riivo Valge, head of the Estonian Air Force, said the warhead was far less damaging than a ground-targeted bomb. According to UK's The Telegraph, Spain's Defence Ministry was investigating the cause of the misfire. After the incident, the jets returned to their air base in Siauliai in northe... [Full Article...]

John Bolton to Mark Levin: We're cleaning up Obama's mess in Iran

Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States . Despite not saying which consequences the USA will face in his latest statement, Iran had previously warned it could block the Strait of Hormuz, widely used by the regional states to export their oil and gas, as a comeback against the sanctions. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia selling off Canadian assets: FT

Saudi Arabia selling off Canadian assets: FT Jubeir added that Saudi Arabia was "considering additional measures" against Canada , without elaborating. Saudi Arabia has also stopped all medical treatment programs in Canada and is working on transferring all Saudi patients there to other countries, state media said Wednesday. [Full Article...]

New York Republican congressman indicted on insider trading charges

New York Republican congressman indicted on insider trading charges The House Ethics Committee also opened an investigation into Collins for the stock discussion last October. We are confident he will be completely vindicated and exonerated. A news conference to detail the charge is scheduled for noon in Manhattan. Prosecutors allege that Collins passed along secrets to his son, Cameron, in June 2017. [Full Article...]

'Hasn't violated our rules': Twitter chief defends not booting Alex Jones

'Hasn't violated our rules': Twitter chief defends not booting Alex Jones YouTube's move of banning content by the United States conspiracy theorist Alex Jones comes days after Facebook , Apple and Spotify toughened their stand against the radio show host and banned him on their platforms . PT. YouTube and Spotify reacted similarly. "This is what serves the public conversation best", he added. In addition, Facebook and Spotify have deleted more of Jones' ... [Full Article...]

Texas Student Posts Snappy Graduation Picture With 14ft Alligator

Texas Student Posts Snappy Graduation Picture With 14ft Alligator During her internship, she developed a strong bond with this alligator named Tex, and to celebrate the occasion, she chose to take a few snaps with it who she dubbed as a "sweetheart", and 'best friend'. Why did she, um, want to snap photos with a gator? One photo has her giving the camera a thumbs up. The graduation photos highlight Noland's work during her internship. [Full Article...]

Najib expects to face fresh charges in court

Najib expects to face fresh charges in court The former prime minister of Malaysia has denied three new charges of money laundering related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. He also plead not guilty to those charges. He and his wife, Rosmah Mansor , have been barred from leaving the country since he lost an election in May, and the new prime minister, his mentor-turned-foe Mahathir Mohamad , relau... [Full Article...]

Woman Rescued From Rubble of Deadly Lombok Earthquake

Woman Rescued From Rubble of Deadly Lombok Earthquake Lombok had already been hit by a 6.4 magnitude natural disaster on July 29 that killed 17 people and briefly stranded several hundred trekkers on the slopes of a volcano. "The United Nations stands ready to support ongoing rescue and relief efforts, if required", said his spokesman in a statement. It said clean drinking water was scarce because of a recent spell of extremely dry weather in Lom... [Full Article...]

Late day storms could be severe

Late day storms could be severe A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Tuesday night for areas near Colorado Springs and to the south. Meteorologists said there could be significant rainfall amounts in some areas with wind custs up to 90 km/h. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover i... [Full Article...]

First round of United States tariffs on Chinese goods to hit $50B - USTR

Still, disagreements between the two major economic powers run deeper than just the trade balance and tensions remain over market access, intellectual property, technology transfer and investment. Its imports from the USA rose 11.8 percent in the same period. A U.S. -China trade war will reduce global output by 0.7 per cent by 2020, with China's economy taking a 1.3 per cent hit and U.S. [Full Article...]

Manafort's Former Tax Accountant Fired by Firm After Testimony

Oh, and he says he did it all "at the direction of Mr. Manafort". While outside the scope of the trial, Mueller is also investigating whether Trump campaign members coordinated with Russian officials, an allegation President Donald Trump denies. [Full Article...]

Israel Welcomes Death of Syrian Chemical Weapons Expert

Israel Welcomes Death of Syrian Chemical Weapons Expert Qassim Suleimani, commander of Iran's Quds Force, and other Iranians to begin production of precision-guided missiles in Syria by retrofitting heavy Syrian SM600 Tishreen rockets", adding that he "was hard at work building an underground weapons factory to replace one destroyed by Israel a year ago". [Full Article...]


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