Saturday July 11-th, 2020

USA service member killed in Afghanistan after Trump cancels peace talks USA service member killed in Afghanistan after Trump cancels peace talks

A US Army Special Forces soldier was killed during combat operations in Afghanistan's southern Zabul province on August 29. Last week, the president declared that peace talks between the USA and the Taliban were officially dead, after calling o...

Kabul Rules Out Peace Deal With Taliban Before September 28 Election Kabul Rules Out Peace Deal With Taliban Before September 28 Election

Afghanistan's defense ministry said he was killed in Dara-e-Soof Payeen district, reported Sky News . " The Taliban has never been hit harder than it is being hit right now ", he said. Last week the Taliban killed four Afghan special force members...

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy

Whether the company can pull it off remains to be seen, especially with about half the states opposed to the deal. In court filings , the family and the company have pushed back against accusations that the company played a central role in causing...

Aso: Currency provision won't be in Japan-US trade deal:The Asahi Shimbun Aso: Currency provision won't be in Japan-US trade deal:The Asahi Shimbun

President Trump says in a message to Congress that the US has reached an initial trade agreement with Japan . Trump says it shouldn't need congressional approval because it comes under special provisions in trade law that allow the president to fa...

‘No deal, no compromise: PM Imran says process of accountability to continue ‘No deal, no compromise: PM Imran says process of accountability to continue

So far more than 4,100 people - including 170 local political leaders - have been detained across the valley , with 3,000 released in the past two weeks, the official said. According to reports, Khan, in his speech at the rally, targeted India over ...

Australian Cyclist Dies While Fleeing Swooping Bird

An Australian man has died in a bicycle crash while trying to escape from a swooping magpie . The man was airlifted to Sydney's St. George Hospital and died that evening, police said . In Australia, swooping magpies are a common problem during ...

Humberto Strengthens Into Hurricane After Moving Farther Into Atlantic Humberto Strengthens Into Hurricane After Moving Farther Into Atlantic

The hurricane center said at 11am EDT that the centre of the storm is about 1145 kilometers west of Bermuda and is moving east-northeast at 11km/h, with maximum sustain winds of 140km/h. The area in the Gulf will move inland in Texas tonight or Tuesd...

China To Exempt Soybeans, Pork From Added Tariffs On US China To Exempt Soybeans, Pork From Added Tariffs On US

He said mid-level US and Chinese officials were due to meet next week or the following week to prepare. China's soybean purchases over the past year were made nearly exclusively by state-owned Chinese firms, which are exempt from the steep import...

Decks collapse during NJ firefighter event; at least 22 injured Decks collapse during NJ firefighter event; at least 22 injured

No deaths were reported, but the condition of those remaining hospitalized remains unknown. The decks collapsed on one another at a 3-story home around 6 p.m. Firefighters were likely among those hurt or trapped. It was clear from the photos shar...

Iran seizes vessel in Gulf 'for smuggling diesel fuel'

Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed the attacks but the United States have blamed Iran with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling "on all nations to publicly and unequivocally condemn Iran's attacks". The vessel was detained near Greater Tunb island ...

Asaduddin Owaisi opposes PSA on Farooq Abdullah: 'Ex-CM a threat?' Asaduddin Owaisi opposes PSA on Farooq Abdullah: 'Ex-CM a threat?'

While doing so, Owaisi questioned as to how a former chief minister could be a threat to the public, and subsequently raised objections over PM Modi's meeting with Farooq Abdullah and NC vice president Omar Abdullah on August 1, days before the abr...

Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters

Many carried the US flag, and even banners for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, as they flooded the streets in their thousands chanting "Resist Beijing!" Police had turned down the march permit, but the demonstrators were undeterred, as ...

Hurricane Humberto: Life-threatening conditions to hit Florida - Latest NOAA alert Hurricane Humberto: Life-threatening conditions to hit Florida - Latest NOAA alert

Forecasters have warned Bermuda that strengthening Tropical Storm Humberto is a potential threat to the island after it moved to the north of the Bahamas . A look at the wind speeds of each category of a hurricane. A storm system the National H...

Trump rejects Brett Kavanaugh impeachment calls amid new sexual misconduct report Trump rejects Brett Kavanaugh impeachment calls amid new sexual misconduct report

The Times published an essay adapted from a forthcoming book about the Kavanaugh confirmation battle in which two Times reporters claimed to have "uncovered a previously unreported story" about alleged sexual misconduct during Kavanaugh's col...

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza killed in U.S. raid, Trump says Osama bin Laden's son Hamza killed in U.S. raid, Trump says

He is believed to be in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region. Hamza was born in 1989 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. "But obviously he's got the DNA - the Bin Laden name", he said. He was identified by Washington as a terrorist in early 2017. Al...

Robert Mugabe did not own the Blue Roof in Zimbabwe, says nephew Robert Mugabe did not own the Blue Roof in Zimbabwe, says nephew

President Uhuru Kenyatta attending funeral service of late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe who died on September 6, 2019. "Nigeria most respectfully condoles with the Republic of Zimbabwe on the passing of her President, Robert Mugabe - wh...

Iran rejects any chance of Rouhani-Trump meeting as UNGA looms

I would certainly meet with Iran if they wanted to meet. US President Donald Trump updates the media on Hurricane Dorian preparedness from the Oval Office at the White House in Washington , DC, September 4, 2019. US Secretary of State Mike Pomp...

Saudi, Gulf stocks fall after attacks on Aramco oil plants Saudi, Gulf stocks fall after attacks on Aramco oil plants

Nevertheless, there has been talk of a potential meeting between Trump and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, although the latter has said bilateral talks with the U.S. Prince Mohammed had earlier issued a statement saying the kingdom was "will...

Farmington, Maine explosion causes multiple injuries, sheriff's office says Farmington, Maine explosion causes multiple injuries, sheriff's office says

The Franklin County Sheriff's Department in ME says firefighters are responding to a building explosion that rocked the town of Farmington , and a county sheriff says there are injuries. Cutler described the explosion scene as "complete chaos". G...

Canadian energy stocks rally as oil jumps after Saudi attacks

US benchmark West Texas crude was up around 8%. U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry pinned the blame squarely on Iran for "an attack on the global economy and the global energy market". the attacks were a reciprocal response to aggression against Yeme...

Goldman Sachs reveals the stocks set to gain from surging oil prices

Pompeo tweeted that there was "no evidence the attacks came from Yemen". At this juncture if new attacks occur, or if Washington determines Iran was directly responsible for the attack, the USA will have little choice but to respond. US gasoline ...

Protests over alleged blasphemy incident Protests over alleged blasphemy incident

One FIR was filed under Sections 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship, with intent to insult the religion of any class), 147 (punishment for rioting) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of commo...

Soloman Islands breaks ties with Taiwan after Chinese 'dollar diplomacy' Soloman Islands breaks ties with Taiwan after Chinese 'dollar diplomacy'

Beijing has since then endeavored to diplomatically isolate Taiwan, which it regards as a renegade province awaiting reunification. Solomon Islands is the sixth country Taiwan will lose as a diplomatic ally since Tsai came to office in 2016 - follo...

17-year-old boy pleads guilty to murdering lawyer with a screwdriver 17-year-old boy pleads guilty to murdering lawyer with a screwdriver

The youth, who can not be named by the media due to his age, appeared via a videolink from HMP Wetherby to admit murder, as well as stealing screwdrivers from Poundland and possessing an offensive weapon. He was working as legal counsel in the Newcas...

Tehran says there will be no Rouhani-Trump meeting at UN Tehran says there will be no Rouhani-Trump meeting at UN

Conway said Trump may still meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, despite the United States accusing Iran of masterminding drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. Trump tweeted Sunday: The Fake News is saying that I am willing to me...

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