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USA diplomat visits Seoul as South Korea, Japan dispute worsens USA diplomat visits Seoul as South Korea, Japan dispute worsens
- July 17, 2019

The Blue House confirmed on July 16 that it would not accept the Japanese government's proposal regarding the organization of a third-party arbitration committee to handle the South Korean Supreme Court's ruling on compensation for wartime forced labor victims. (more...)
Foreign Secretary statement on fifth anniversary of downing of flight MH17 Foreign Secretary statement on fifth anniversary of downing of flight MH17
- July 17, 2019

The letter accuses the Russian government of hiding the truth and demands that those directly responsible for the crime, along with those in the chain of command, be held to account. The Ukranian is Leonid Volodymyrovych Kharchenko (47). Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia has not been granted access to the investigation, adding that Moscow would be able to recognise its results only if it is a part of the probe. (more...)
ICJ grants consular access to Jadhav, asks Pakistan to review his conviction ICJ grants consular access to Jadhav, asks Pakistan to review his conviction
- July 17, 2019

Residents of a small village in the western Maharashtra district of Satara on July 17 celebrated as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) stayed the death sentence awarded to local lad Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistan court. It has used proxy groups such as Jaish al Adl against Iran and Iranian officials have spoken of Pakistan's sponsorship of terror activities along the Iran-Pakistan border. (more...)
El Chapo expected to get life sentence from United States judge El Chapo expected to get life sentence from United States judge
- July 17, 2019

In 2017, he was extradited to stand trial in the USA, where prosecutors said he flooded the streets with hundreds of tons of cocaine. Complaining bitterly that he was unable to hug his twin daughters, who did not attend the hearing, Guzman said that "the United States is no better than any other corrupt country that you do not respect". (more...)
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dead At 99 Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dead At 99
- July 17, 2019

Stevens was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Gerald Ford in 1975 and surprised some when he became leader of the court's liberal bloc. "I am prepared to allow history's judgment of my term in office to rest (if necessary, exclusively) on my nomination thirty years ago of Justice John Paul Stevens to the U.S. (more...)
U.S. House condemns Trump over 'racist comments' tweeted at congresswomen U.S. House condemns Trump over 'racist comments' tweeted at congresswomen
- July 17, 2019

The four congresswomen targeted - Rep. Of the almost one dozen Republican senators who criticized Trump's remarks, only three face serious re-election challenges. "Just as there were members of Congress that did not vote for the speaker on the House floor the day of our swearing in, just as there are members who challenge her conclusions, who disagree with her, so do we from time to time, but that does not mean that there is a fundamental fracture or a dehumanizing going on within our ... (more...)
Labour shadow cabinet split over Brexit plan when in government Labour shadow cabinet split over Brexit plan when in government
- July 17, 2019

Labour says it is "implacably opposed to anti-Semitism". He said Mr Johnson is guilty of "Islamophobic comments" directed at Muslim women in the past, and he missed an opportunity last night to apologise for describing "gay men as "tank-topped bum boys". (more...)
Death toll of fighting in Libyan capital rises to 1093 Death toll of fighting in Libyan capital rises to 1093
- July 17, 2019

For his part, the UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on Wednesday said in a tweet: "The statement of the six states on Libya calling for an immediate end to hostilities around the capital of Tripoli represents the will of the global community and the importance of returning back on track, politically". (more...)
French minister resigns after lobster dinner scandal! French minister resigns after lobster dinner scandal!
- July 17, 2019

They came as Emmanuel Macron, the centrist president, is attempting to restore his authority after more than eight months of "yellow-vest" protests over income inequality. President Macron said the move by the minister to resign was a "personal decision, which he respected, so [Mr de Rugy] could totally and freely defend himself", the Elysée presidential palace said. (more...)
MS-13 gang members 'hacked victims with machetes in California forest' MS-13 gang members 'hacked victims with machetes in California forest'
- July 17, 2019

The sweeping, 78-page indictment marks the latest salvo between California law enforcement and the notorious gang, which was formed decades ago in Los Angeles and has recently escalated its violent tactics to increase its power, investigators said. (more...)
Boris Johnson 'to plan early general election' to hit Jeremy Corbyn Boris Johnson 'to plan early general election' to hit Jeremy Corbyn
- July 17, 2019

Johnson, the runaway favourite to be prime minister, has hardened his Brexit position since the Tory leadership contest began, refusing to rule out proroguing parliament to push through no deal and declaring Theresa May's withdrawal agreement and its controversial Irish backstop dead. (more...)
Florida expert captures elusive ‘Chance the Snapper’ at Chicago lagoon Florida expert captures elusive ‘Chance the Snapper’ at Chicago lagoon
- July 17, 2019

He assessed the park and lagoon and ordered for the east half of the park be closed to maintain quiet conditions, in hopes that the gator would come out of hiding. Investigators said they do not know why the animal was in the lagoon. Robb, who arrived on Sunday evening, caught the alligator around 1:30 a.m. (more...)
Epstein Had Cash, Diamonds, Foreign Passport in Locked Safe, Prosecutors Say Epstein Had Cash, Diamonds, Foreign Passport in Locked Safe, Prosecutors Say
- July 17, 2019

One of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers is urging victims to speak out against the wealthy financier as authorities prosecute him on sex trafficking charges . When Epstein was charged in Florida, he reached a deal to avoid federal prosecution by pleading guilty to a state prostitution charge and registering as a sex offender. (more...)
Saudi vice minister of defence says met with UN envoy to Yemen Saudi vice minister of defence says met with UN envoy to Yemen
- July 17, 2019

The last meeting was held on 16 and 17 February, he added. The retreat from areas in and around western Hodeidah was agreed at talks in Sweden in December but stalled over a lack of trust between two sides in the war. The deal on the port of Hodeidah will ensure that any aid that is donated will be able to get through to Yemenis who need it. Yemen imports over 90 percent of its food as most of the country is desert and can not produce enough local supplies. (more...)
Joe Biden Draws Line Against Progressives on Health Care With New Proposal Joe Biden Draws Line Against Progressives on Health Care With New Proposal
- July 17, 2019

The former vice president would "stand up to abuse of power by prescription drug corporations if elected", according to his website. To be fair, Biden has argued that it will be easier to expand ACA than to build a Medicare-for-all system from scratch. (more...)
Sadie Roberts-Joseph's Death Ruled A Homicide Sadie Roberts-Joseph's Death Ruled A Homicide
- July 17, 2019

Ronn Jermaine Bell , 37, a convicted sex offender, was taken into custody Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder, police said. Autopsy results released Monday revealed Roberts-Joseph had died from traumatic asphyxia, which includes suffocation. (more...)
Planned Parenthood ousts president after less than a year on the job Planned Parenthood ousts president after less than a year on the job
- July 17, 2019

She says Planned Parenthood believes it is wrong for health care providers to withhold information from patients. The move occurs at one of the most hard moments in the group's history. Such clinics that provide any abortion services, or make reference to abortion services as a family planning option, will no longer be able to receive federal funding. (more...)
Tory leadership: Johnson and Hunt in final head-to-head debate of campaign
- July 16, 2019

Asked about the debate, Grieve said of Johnson that "when challenged and confronted he radicalised even further and excluded any possibility of trying to negotiate some way out of the backstop. They were asked for their views after Trump posted a series of tweets suggesting that four US lawmakers, led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY, should return to the "broken and crime infested places from which they came". (more...)
Images of Murdered Teen's Body Posted Online by Her Killer Images of Murdered Teen's Body Posted Online by Her Killer
- July 16, 2019

At this time, it is unknown why Clark and Devins were on Poe Street. Buzzfeed News reported Clark, 21, had captioned a bloody picture of the teenager's body with, "I am sorry Bianca ". Although his injuries were considered to be severe, he is expected to survive. - Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 15, 2019Bianca's murder may freak you out but it is far from extraordinary. (more...)
Mark Esper Formally Nominated as Defense Secretary by White House Mark Esper Formally Nominated as Defense Secretary by White House
- July 16, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to become the next secretary of defense re-stated that Turkey can not have the F-35 advanced stealth fighter jet and Russia's S-400 air defense system, which Moscow started delivering last week. Inhofe, R-Okla., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Thursday in a joint statement with Sen. Mattis resigned after two years in the job after a series of policy disagreements with Trump, climaxing with Trump's since-rescinded decision to pull ... (more...)

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