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by | July 05, 2019 | 12:30

Speaking in Japan last week, Trump blamed former President Barack Obama's administration for failing to help Turkey acquire a USA alternative to the S-400s system - Patriot missiles, made by Raytheon Co. He said: "In our phone calls when we come together bilaterally, Mr Trump has not said so far: "We will impose these sanctions". Turkey's S-400 purchase has raised eyebrows among Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and provoked anger in Washington, which expected Ankara ...

by | July 05, 2019 | 06:32

The country, which has had its economy negatively impacted by US -imposed sanctions , is dealing with reduced aid from its top ally Venezuela and a drop in exports. However, on Tuesday (July 2nd), President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel had announced the new financial measures which actively included cryptocurrencies, at a roundtable meeting with other government officials at the state-run television media, saying that the financial measures would heighten income for about a quarter of the ...

by | July 05, 2019 | 06:28

It leaves the future of the census , which determines electoral districts and federal funding, in some doubt. Documents uncovered as part of the litigation over the citizenship question showed that a Republican redistricting strategist believed adding the question would benefit Republicans and white voters.

by | July 05, 2019 | 04:57

Riza is also known to be a good friend of Low Taek Jho, the alleged mastermind of the 1MDB scandal. Civil lawsuits filed by the US Department of Justice allege that almost $US4.5 billion ($6.3 billion) was misappropriated from 1MDB during its lifespan.

by | July 05, 2019 | 04:57

Trump called on Americans to "stay true to our cause" in a " Salute to America " program that adhered to patriotic themes and hailed an eclectic mix of history's heroes, from the armed forces , space, civil rights and other endeavors of American life.

by | July 05, 2019 | 04:01

Khalid also founded the fashion line Qasimi, and his death occurred just weeks after appearing at London Fashion Week to debut his ready to wear spring/summer 2020 collection. President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi offered his heart-felt condolences, in a phone call, to Sharjah Ruler Sultan bin Muhammad al Qasimi for the death of his son Sheikh Khalid al Qasimi.

by | July 05, 2019 | 03:35

New Jersey prosecutors can push juvenile cases to adult trials for serious crimes if suspects are age 15 and older, NBC News said, adding that the teen in this case - if tried as an adult - would have faced counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of third-degree invasion of privacy, and would have had to register as a sex offender.

by | July 05, 2019 | 00:35

Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Dave Eastburn said the launches were made from artificial structures in the South China Sea, near the Spratly Islands. PRC is an acronym for the People's Republic of China. The U.S. military regularly conducts "freedom of navigation operations" (FONOPs) in the area. Neither Japan nor the US have claims in the waters, but both allies have routinely stated their commitment to a "free and open Indo-Pacific".

by | July 04, 2019 | 23:04

A powerful natural disaster with a preliminary 6.4 magnitude rocked Southern California on Thursday, marking the strongest quake in the region since 1999, officials said. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay tweeted, "Been living in Los Angeles all my life". U.S. Geological Survey Lucy Jones seismologist told reporters, "The natural disaster was near China Lake and Ridgecrest".

by | July 04, 2019 | 21:14

The Australian student missing in North Korea is "safe and well" out of North Korea' , Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed during Question Time. The Scandinavian country has a unique relationship with North Korea , which has been largely shunned by the worldwide community because of its widespread human rights abuses and weapons program .

by | July 04, 2019 | 21:01

Still, a senior official reportedly told the White House press pool - a rotating group of reporters covering the president - that "the VP had not left DC and he's now at the White House". But a senior administration official told White House pool reporters that Pence's cancellation was not "related to national security". The White House would not say what issue arose to keep Pence in place.

by | July 04, 2019 | 20:11

The Russian president praised Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for having a "welcoming attitude" to Russia , in an interview ahead of a visit to Italy which will include talks with the pope and former premier Silvio Berlusconi.

by | July 04, 2019 | 20:01

The body of a stowaway fell from a plane as it began its descent into London's Heathrow Airport on Sunday. A second stowaway survived the 10-hour flight and was later found in the undercarriage of the plane. "We would like to express our condolences", said a spokesperson for the airline. The flight from the Kenyan capital to Heathrow takes 8 hours and 50 minutes.

by | July 04, 2019 | 19:58

The boyfriend, Michael Crane, has since reported the revengeful incident as a fraud case and said that his girlfriend may have been intoxicated when she left the tip. An employee at Clear Sky Beachside Café said Wolfe was dining alone when she completed the transaction. Wolfe allegedly denied the charge, prompting Crane to report it as fraudulent.

by | July 04, 2019 | 19:22

British Royal Marines helped the authorities in Gibraltar seize the ship because of evidence it was heading to Syria in breach of European Union sanctions. Iran's intelligence minister said Thursday that any negotiations with the USA would have to be approved by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and would require the lifting of US sanctions.

by | July 04, 2019 | 19:26

Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein, the sixth wife of Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, has fled the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E .) with her two children and is reportedly hiding in London , "afraid for her life". According to the BBC , Princess Haya, the daughter of King Hussein of Jordan, fled after learning details about the disappearance of one of her husband's 23 daughters previous year.

by | July 04, 2019 | 16:43

The Stromboli volcano was like a "massive bomb", according to witnesses, as images show a large plume of dark ash rise out of the volcano. A navy boat has been sent to the 12 square kilometer (5 square miles) island for a possible mass evacuation, with 70 inhabitants and tourists already evacuated.

by | July 04, 2019 | 14:15

The incident adds to more misery for Imelda Marcos , who is the subject of dozens of graft cases that have hounded her since her family was toppled in a popular uprising in 1986. Imelda Marcos, the wife of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, turned 90 on Tuesday. "I am very sorry, and asking for your understanding for what happened", he said.

by | July 04, 2019 | 11:49

Back in 2016, an NAACP chapter in MI connected the flag to "militia groups" who are "responding to America's increasing diversity with opposition and racial supremacy" after students at a Grand Rapids high school flew the flag alongside a Donald Trump flag at a football game.

by | July 04, 2019 | 10:24

Australian Government officials earlier today requested a Swedish special envoy to raise Sigley's plight directly with the North Korea regime. "I'm good, I'm very good", Sigley told reporters at Beijing airport. North Korea stoked ire in the US when college student Otto Warmbier died in 2017 following more than a year of captivity in the Asian country. Alek Sigley is seen in an undated photo provided by the Sigley family.