• Qatar Airways interested in buying 10% stake in American Airlines
Qatar Airways interested in buying 10% stake in American Airlines

The Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar al-Baker, approached the American Airlines chief, Doug Parker, about the possible purchase. The Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017, held at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday (June 20), saw some 20 million travellers of 105 different nationalities casting votes in a number of categories.

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  • Heat wave suffocates American Southwest on 1st day of summer
Heat wave suffocates American Southwest on 1st day of summer

American Airlines said seven flights had been delayed out of Phoenix due to the heat and 43 regional flights had been canceled Tuesday. The Santa Barbara Airport announced the cancellations of Phoenix flights 5910, set to depart at 12:35 p.m., and flight 5981, set to depart at 4:20 p.m., on their Twitter and Facebook page Tuesday morning.

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  • Trump Was Previously Not Under Investigation. Now He Reportedly Is
Trump Was Previously Not Under Investigation. Now He Reportedly Is

The Washington Post reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking interviews with three Trump administration officials who were not involved in his campaign. He said he didn't know if Trump obstructed justice, but said it was for Mueller to decide. But as the legal rope has tightened, Trump's allies have gone on the offensive, qu...

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  • Islamic State is finished - but who inherits it?
Islamic State is finished - but who inherits it?

The missiles, which were variously estimated to be between four and six in number, were reportedly launched against Takfiri (extremist) terrorists' key sites in Syria's eastern region of Deir Ez-zor by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

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  • Mexico and Portugal advance to Confederations Cup semis
Mexico and Portugal advance to Confederations Cup semis

All Whites keeper Stefan Marinovic was kept busy with a string of fine saves, including a superb reflex stop off a Ronaldo header. But Cherchesov's squad lost 1-0 to Portugal on Wednesday, a precise header by Cristiano Ronaldo giving his team a 1-0 victory and spoiling Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev's 100th cap.

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  • Russian troops, defence industry benefit from Syrian operations: Vladimir Putin
Russian troops, defence industry benefit from Syrian operations: Vladimir Putin

Putin said there is a similarity between Comey and Snowden as the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's decision to leak details of his conversations with Trump to the media had placed him in a vulnerable position and meant he had behaved more like an activist than an Federal Bureau of Investigation chief.

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  • Donald Trump aide Kushner has 'productive' talks with Netanyahu, Abbas
Donald Trump aide Kushner has 'productive' talks with Netanyahu, Abbas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes a return to anything close to Israel's pre-1967 lines, and Israel has settled over 600,000 of its citizens in the West Bank and east Jerusalem to complicate any partition of the land.

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  • Nevada Senator Opposes Healthcare Bill, Now The 5th Republican
Nevada Senator Opposes Healthcare Bill, Now The 5th Republican

Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid , end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say.

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  • Sturgeon says election 'disastrous' for May
Sturgeon says election 'disastrous' for May

John Swinney said the SNP would "have to be attentive to that" - suggesting perhaps the party could draw back from its proposals. Numerous votes her party lost on Thursday went to the Scottish Conservatives , the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats , all of whom have indicated an unwillingness to support another referendum.

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  • Portugal and Cedric Soares reach Confederations Cup semi-final
Portugal and Cedric Soares reach Confederations Cup semi-final

Mexico forward Hirving Lozano took advantage of an bad mix-up in the Russian defence to score an extraordinary goal which gave his side a 2-1 win and knocked the Confederations Cup hosts out of the tournament. Akinfeev made a mistake that led to Mexico's second goal after a long clearance by Herrera from near the Mexican area. MOSCOW, RUS...

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  • Democratic Congressman Destroys The Lie That Democrats Are Obstructing Trump
Democratic Congressman Destroys The Lie That Democrats Are Obstructing Trump

The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. Rice said she hoped that Pelosi would ultimately decide on her own to announce she won't run for re-election following the 2018 midterms to remove that issue and demonstrate the...

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  • United Kingdom bows to European Union pressure
United Kingdom bows to European Union pressure

At a press conference in Brussels, Mr Davis said: "We discussed two aspects of it". Davis gave Barnier a book about hiking. Barnier made clear on Tuesday that while there must be a first phase that excludes trade discussions, he does hope that four weeks of monthly negotiating sessions can get him to the point where he can ask European Union le...

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  • Massive oil tanker fire kills 100 in Ahmadpur Sharqia
Massive oil tanker fire kills 100 in Ahmadpur Sharqia

According to the police, people from nearby areas were collecting fuel from the oil tanker which had skidded off the highway and overturned in Bahawalpur city's Ahmed Pur Sharqia area, reports The News International. Although the fire has been been brought under control but the road has not been cleared yet. Survivors were taken to nearby hospi...

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  • Trump blasts Obama over intelligence on Russian election hacking
Trump blasts Obama over intelligence on Russian election hacking

The Post says it was sourcing deep inside the Russian government that helped lead the Central Intelligence Agency to conclude Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered and directed the unprecedented cyber operation. According to the Post , Obama and top officials became aware of Russia's activities in August 2016. "We made the ju...

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  • Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care after baseball practice shooting
Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care after baseball practice shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise continues to recover at MedStar Washington Hospital. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. On Friday, Baseball outfielder Jayson Werth visited him and gifted him with a baseball jersey. Three others were shot in addition to Scalise. Hodgkinson , was shot by police and later di...

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  • Trump suggests fitting border wall with solar panels
Trump suggests fitting border wall with solar panels

The wall, meant to keep illegal Mexican migrants out of the United States , was a major election campaign promise by Mr Trump. At a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa."We're thinking of something that's unique, we're talking about the southern border ".

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  • President Trump reports $288 million in income, financial form says
President Trump reports $288 million in income, financial form says

Mr. Trump's income from his Mar-a-Lago resort increased by $7.4 million over the past year - over the same length of time beginning in January 2015, Mr. Trump filed the new financial disclosure Friday with the Office of Government Ethics. However, the president did not place the assets into a blind trust or divest from his business interests, a ...

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  • Otto Warmbier has 'severe neurological injury' after detainment in North Korea
Otto Warmbier has 'severe neurological injury' after detainment in North Korea

Doctors described the 22-year-old's state as "unresponsive wakefulness". In contrast, he praised the Trump administration's efforts: "They have our thanks for bringing Otto home". When asked if Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea had anything to do with Otto's release, Warmbier responded, "No he didn't". But we're tremendously proud of him.

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  • North Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over death of Otto Warmbier
North Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over death of Otto Warmbier

Warmbier died days after his return to the United States, and his funeral was held Thursday in his hometown of Wyoming, Ohio . He said that North Korea had accepted the Trump administration's "repeated requests" for Mr. North Korea has denied torturing University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier. In the first official reaction to his ...

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  • North Korea denies torturing American detainee
North Korea denies torturing American detainee

But he warns the increasingly belligerent actions of the communist regime are a result of the US failing to hold it accountable for more than two decades. Warmbier's former soccer coach, Steve Thomas, said the Jewish student came from a religious family and was involved in mission trips and a birthright trip to Israel.

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