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Israeli Air Force Attacks Syrian Army After Projectiles Fall in Golan Heights

Israeli Air Force Attacks Syrian Army After Projectiles Fall in Golan Heights

Israel said 10 projectiles from inside Syria had hit the Golan, the border area between Syria and Israel. It has responded in the past with limited strikes when fire has spilled into Israel. Aerial video footage released by the Israeli military purporting to show the strikes showed a machine gun and two tanks targeted and hit. "We have no intention of allowing the breech of our sovereignty and harming of our security to go unpassed", said Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Read More

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Siddaramaiah waives farmers' loan in Karnataka, applicable only to cooperative banks

Siddaramaiah waives farmers' loan in Karnataka, applicable only to cooperative banks

Crop loans were last waived in 2013 by the BJP government headed by Jagadish Shettar. Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday ruled out any farm loan waivers from the centre and said that it will adhere to its fiscal targets-a statement which opposition political parties are using to corner the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. Read More

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Israel Reduces Gaza's Power Supply Further After the Palestinian Authority Cuts Payment

In April, the PA informed Israel that it would reduce the amount it pays monthly for Gaza's power from NIS 40 million ($11 million) to NIS 25 million ($7 million). In a statement, the electric company confirmed it had begun to reduce supplies on Monday and said shipments would be scaled back gradually, "so that the electricity supply will match the financial commitment". Read More

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Squad video of Castile shooting expected to be made public

Squad video of Castile shooting expected to be made public

The shooting gained widespread attention because Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, livestreamed its gruesome aftermath on Facebook. Castile's body is thrown to the right after the first shot. His girlfriend said he was only reaching for his ID in his back pocket. "I'm so disappointed in the state of Minnesota", Castile continued. After the shooting, the video shows Yanez standing at the vehicle window, with his gun drawn for some time. Read More

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Canada contributes $86M more to assist South Sudan famine, civil war crisis

Canada contributes $86M more to assist South Sudan famine, civil war crisis

One in every 113 people around the world has been forcibly displaced and needs protection, writes Farren Collins. Third is asylum seekers , people who have fled their country and are seeking worldwide protection as refugees . The new total of 65.6 million people displaced from their homes is 300,000 higher than the 2015 number, which had been the highest since World War II. Read More

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Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday

It would also mean continued payments into the European Union coffers. On Monday, the European Commission insisted it was "fully prepared and ready for the negotiations to start" the process. The Mirror reports that Mrs. It's the first time a country has left the European Union so the negotiators — led by former French government minister and European Union commissioner Michel Barnier and Britain's David Davis — will also be navigating uncharted waters. Read More

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Angry Trump decries being target of Russia probe

Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in an investigation of alleged collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation in the 2016 election. Kushner's attorney, Jamie Gorelick, told the Washington Post "we don't know what this report refers to". "Sad!" the president tweeted Friday. The Democratic National Committee, in a statement Friday, said that Rosenstein, who has authority over Mueller , needs ... Read More

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Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller

Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller

He called because "I have been very clear" about Mueller and the lawyers he's hired amounting to a "rigged game", Gingrich said in an interview Tuesday on CBS. "I appointed him; I stand by that decision, " he said. Under the regulation, Special Counsel Mueller may be fired only for good cause, and I am required to put that cause in writing. Read More

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White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

Again, if the president-I'd say this to the president and all the people around him. Amid reports that US President Donald Trump was considering firing the special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigations, a senior Justice Department official said that he - and not the President - is the only official empowered to dismiss the prosecutor and that he sees no reason to do so. Read More

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Turkey summons USA ambassador over arrest warrants

Two other defendants are Canadians, while the rest are Turkish nationals - nine security officers and three police officers, all part of Erdogan's entourage. Erdogan said the United States had no right to arrest his guards, who he said were protecting him from "terrorists". U.S. prosecutors have charged a dozen Turkish security personnel after an attack on protesters during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington , prompting an angry denunciation by Turkey's leader. Read More

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Family: Tyson employee was shot multiple times in chest, arm

Family: Tyson employee was shot multiple times in chest, arm

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise , R-Louisiana, also was shot and reportedly is in stable condition. He's in intensive care at George Washington University Hospital . Tyson Foods confirmed to CBS that Mika was in surgery after being transported to the hospital. Mika is a volunteer team coach. The congressman said Mika's status as an "overachiever" goes back to his days playing football and baseball at Michigan's Adrian College . Read More

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New dad Johnson readies for US Open

New dad Johnson readies for US Open

But the short hole proved too good to live without and this week its 150 yards will test the world's best players. "We have 60 yards from the left line to the right line. "I didn't feel like my body was restricting me in any way from doing what I wanted to do", he said. "And if I play the way that I know I can, I fully expect to have a chance on Sunday". Read More

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Sinn Fein's Adams says will not take up seats in Britain's parliament

Sinn Fein's Adams says will not take up seats in Britain's parliament

Before that, she took on top jobs in the Northern Ireland parliament as minister for the Environment, Business, and just previous year, Finance minister. "We fought this election on the importance of the Union and I think people really responded to that". History shows that "alliances between Ulster unionism and British unionism have always ended in tears", Sinn Féin president, Gerry Adams has warned, after it emerged the Democratic Unionist Party will support the Conservatives. Read More

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Hawaii Rebuffs Trump by Enacting Laws Supporting Paris Agreement

In 2015, 195 countries agreed in Paris to set individual targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with the shared goal of limiting the rise in average global temperatures to less than 2 degrees Celsius. Last week, several state governors and dozens of mayors across the US pledged to uphold the guidelines set forth in the Paris Accord following President Donald Trump's announcement that he was removing the USA from the agreement. Read More

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Who are the Northern Ireland Unionists, the UK's new kingmakers?

Who are the Northern Ireland Unionists, the UK's new kingmakers?

May's office was forced to backtrack late Saturday after announcing that an outline deal had been agreed with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to form a government, admitting that talks were still ongoing. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged May to resign, but the PM said at her count in Maidenhead that "it would be incumbent on to assure we have that period of stability, and that is exactly what we will do". Read More

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained before Moscow protest

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained before Moscow protest

This was a reference to the main thoroughfare in central Moscow, near the Kremlin, where the protest was getting underway Monday afternoon. Navalny was arrested outside his home en route to the rally. At the same time, police wouldn't interfere with participants marching down Tverskaya without placards and slogans, the Ekho Moskvy radio station cited a Moscow security official as saying. Read More

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UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar: Minister

Kuwait's emir traveled to Qatar to help mediate an end to a crisis that's seen Arab nations cut ties to the energy-rich nation home to a major USA military base, though Emirati officials warned there was "nothing to negotiate". Al-Jubeir said it was "with great pain" that the measures against Qatar were taken. The official said there were enough grain supplies in the market in Qatar to last four weeks and that the government also had large strategic food reserves in Doha . Read More

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Qatar says Turkish military to ensure its safety

Qatar says Turkish military to ensure its safety

He was speaking after Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and several other countries severed diplomatic ties with Doha on Monday and closed transport links. "As for central institutions in the United States, our relations with them are extremely excellent and it is a strategic partnership in the peace process and counter terrorism", he said. Read More

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner

Victor is accused of "removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet". She's being held at a county jail in Georgia until her detention hearing Thursday afternoon. "We have the burden of showing that my client is not a risk of committing new offenses, that she's not a risk of fleeing", Nichols said, alluding to his intention to have her released before the trial begins. Read More

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Japan, US Conduct Joint Naval Drill Off Korean Peninsula

Japan, US Conduct Joint Naval Drill Off Korean Peninsula

In all, 12 warships and two carrier air wings operated together in the Sea of Japan on Thursday. The problem for North Korea is that the country's nuclear program does not yet appear capable of producing a bomb compact enough in size to be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile - making it a danger to other countries including the US, though experts say that North Korea could launch a nuclear strike over the border with South Korea. Read More

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