• Qatar opens new shipping routes via Oman amidst Gulf ban
Qatar opens new shipping routes via Oman amidst Gulf ban

The Saudi cabinet expressed satisfaction on Qatar-related decisions. While calling on Qatar and the Gulf nations to ease tensions, the United Nations said it is working to resolve the crises. These policies helped the region's largest airlines - Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways - to emerge as super connectors linking passengers travelli...

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  • The Next Step on North Korea
The Next Step on North Korea

Warmbier , 22, was convicted of stealing a propaganda poster while visiting North Korea and fell into a coma after he was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor. Korean-Americans Tony Kim and Kim Hak Song, who worked at the foreign-funded Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, were recently detained for hostile acts against ...

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  • Corker: US considering North Korea travel ban
Corker: US considering North Korea travel ban

His death led to strong condemnations of the regime and speculation about the implications. Travel agents in Asia pointed out that at the North Korean Embassy in Beijing, foreign tourists can apply for a travel visa by submitting a passport and photo at a cost of 70 euros, and receive approval within a few days for a four-to-five-day tour.

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  • S.Korean President condoles death of USA student released by Pyongyang
S.Korean President condoles death of USA student released by Pyongyang

They were joined by Japanese and Korean F-15s performing two separate bilateral missions, the official said. President Trump on Tuesday implicitly blamed his predecessor, former President Obama , for the death of American college student Otto Warmbier , calling it "a total disgrace" that the young man did not get to return home from captivity i...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy nearing landfall; child dies from log in surf
Tropical Storm Cindy nearing landfall; child dies from log in surf

Also Wednesday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency , like his Alabama counterpart a day earlier. The area had been under a tornado watch at the time. As the storm comes ashore, the coast could also face strong winds of up to 50 miles per hour. Power from the four States of the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to Florida war...

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  • GOP health bill: Senate preps for possible vote next week
GOP health bill: Senate preps for possible vote next week

Moderate senators are concerned about cutting off coverage too fast for those who gained it under Obamacare, while conservatives don't want to leave big parts of the ACA in place. The difference between his private negotiations and how Republicans are trying to move their bill through the Senate now is that the details of the entire Democratic bill...

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  • The Apprentice: Trump Signs Executive Order Designed To Boost Apprenticeships
The Apprentice: Trump Signs Executive Order Designed To Boost Apprenticeships

This, despite the fact that while on the campaign trail, Walker once said that President Trump would be an "apprentice in the White House". This Excellence in Apprenticeship Program will seek information to recognize and commend efforts by a variety of entities to establish apprenticeship programs.

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  • US emphasizes shared concerns over North Korea after China meeting
US emphasizes shared concerns over North Korea after China meeting

One day after President Trump appeared to give up on China as an effective mediator in the West's long-running disputes with North Korea , two of the president's most senior cabinet officials signaled that the administration has not altogether abandoned the use of China as an intermediary.

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  • Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russian Federation at Confederations Cup
Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russian Federation at Confederations Cup

Russian Federation have only ever qualified for three World Cups, given a free pass into 2018 since they're the host nation, whilst reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2008 represents the only time they've progressed beyond the group stage of a major worldwide tournament.

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  • After Trump tweet, China says it works non-stop on N Korea
After Trump tweet, China says it works non-stop on N Korea

Despite worldwide sanctions and threats of military action by President Donald Trump , North Korea has not backed off from its intention to launch a sixth nuclear weapons test. Like past presidents, Trump is finding the USA has limited scope for punishing North Korea, particularly over the arrest of US citizens. "At least I know China tried! ...

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  • TODAY'S THE DAY: President Trump visits eastern Iowa, rally set
TODAY'S THE DAY: President Trump visits eastern Iowa, rally set

Still, Trump says he likes Chinese President Xi Jinping. "All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0", Trump tweeted in one of a half-dozen tweets about Tuesday night's contests, which also included a less-hyped race for a SC congressional seat.

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  • President Macron to Reshuffle French Gov't After Parliament Win
President Macron to Reshuffle French Gov't After Parliament Win

The real victory will be in five years time when things will have really changed". One of the tasks ahead is to "avoid a mess" in the La Republique en Marche , which is an assembly of people with different political views who are disillusioned with traditional parties on the left and right, as well as of people with no political experience at all....

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  • Trump Cuba policy to target Americans' travel, entity that runs tourism
Trump Cuba policy to target Americans' travel, entity that runs tourism

While tourism to Cuba is banned by USA law, the Obama administration had been allowing people to travel to Cuba as part of "people to people" educational trips for visitors, a classification that a White House official said was "ripe for abuse" by those looking for beach vacations.

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  • Communication with Grenfell Tower victims must be improved, says Kensington MP
Communication with Grenfell Tower victims must be improved, says Kensington MP

Firefighter Rob Petty posted the photographs of the "Hello" singer on Facebook. He captioned the picture with, "Not everyday the wonderfully grounded and caring Adele pops into Chelsea Firestation for a cup of tea and a cuddle. The newly-elected MP, Emma Dent Coad, said there is " total chaos " in the borough following the fire which left 79 p...

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  • Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon
Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon

Australia said on Thursday it would resume air strikes into Syria, ending a two-day suspension implemented after the downing of a Syrian military aircraft triggered a Russian threat against Washington-led coalition planes. But Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said the "Islamic Republic will respond more decisively to any future terrorist attack on ...

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  • Diplomat: North Korea Open To Halting Nuclear And Ballistic Missile Tests
Diplomat: North Korea Open To Halting Nuclear And Ballistic Missile Tests

The incident has further troubled the negotiations between the USA and North Korea and brought into focus 3 other Americans who remain detained in the hermit kingdom, still living miserable lives. Trump appeared to acknowledge as much in a tweet Wednesday, a day after the death of USA student Otto Warmbier , 22. Tillerson said "efforts conti...

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  • Farmers protest against land acquisition by Defence; several cops hurt
Farmers protest against land acquisition by Defence; several cops hurt

Reports said the famrers were protesting against a wall being built around an old aerodrome in the region by the Navy to which the land belongs. The clashes come in the wake of farmers claiming that the Ministry of Defence was acquiring their land.

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  • UK PM May's party confident of sensible deal with NIrish DUP-minister
UK PM May's party confident of sensible deal with NIrish DUP-minister

He hailed that the the first session was "important", "open", and "useful indeed to start off on the right foot as the clock is ticking", Xinhua news reported. Labour's rise is seen to be backed by voters who voted to remain in the bloc, which some feel will drive Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a softer Brexit instead of a complete withdraw...

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  • Australia to resume airstrikes against IS in Syria
Australia to resume airstrikes against IS in Syria

This is the same location where another pro-regime UAV dropped munitions near Coalition forces before it was shot down on June 8. US Air Forces Central Command, which oversees air operations in the region, did not respond to a request for comment on Tuesday's incident.

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  • USA forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates
USA forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates

A US F-15E fighter jet shot down a pro-Syrian regime drone near At Tanf, Syria , on Monday, two U.S. officials told CNN , the third downing of a pro-regime aircraft this month. The drone shot down on June 20 was "just outside" the deconfliction zone, according to US officials who spoke to CNN . It was a sharp escalation in an area that is ...

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