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House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe

House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe Former CIA director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James Clapper are also scheduled to testify. The first letter was sent to FBI Director James Comey and National Security Advisor Admiral Mike Rogers, inviting them to appear at a closed hearing on May 2, 2017. [Full Article...]

Brexit talks to start after UK vote in June

Another general election in the United Kingdom wasn't scheduled until 2020, hence the need for a Parliamentary vote. "Every vote for the Conservatives will make me stronger when I negotiate for Britain with the European Union ". May will also include pledges in her election manifesto to pull out of both the EU single market and European Court of Justice, the newspaper said. [Full Article...]

General Motors Says Venezuelan Authorities Illegally Seized its Auto Plant

General Motors Says Venezuelan Authorities Illegally Seized its Auto Plant GM has about 2,700 workers in Venezuela, where it's been the market leader for over 35 years. GM, the world's third-largest auto maker, said it has been forced to lay off its 2,700 Venezuelan workers. It might not be by choice, but General Motors no longer has a presence in the Venezuelan market. Junior Perdomo, 36, an analyst at GM Venezuela, said he learned of the takeover Monday on a social n... [Full Article...]

Trump congratulates Patriots, doesn't mention Hernandez

However players Devin McCourty , Martellus Bennett , Chris Long , Dont'a Hightower and LeGarrette Blount all chose to skip the South Lawn visit for political differences. "And I understand the focus of football very well, I think, as a civilian, and the pride the Patriots rightfully take in what they've achieved with this championship". [Full Article...]

As Trump warned North Korea, his 'armada' was headed toward Australia

A US Pacific Command spokesperson says training with the Australian Navy has been completed, and "the Carl Vinson Strike Group is heading north to the Western Pacific as a prudent measure". Japan, the other main US ally in the region, did not comment on the mix-up while China's foreign ministry declined to comment at a regular briefing. [Full Article...]

Tiger Woods filmed hitting golf balls for the first time in months

Tiger Woods filmed hitting golf balls for the first time in months Stewart and Woods were the guests of honour at Big Cedar Lodge on the outskirts of Springfield at the naming of Payne's Valley Golf Club. Golfers in the Branson area will soon be able to tee off on a course designed by 14-time PGA major championship victor Tiger Woods . [Full Article...]

VP Pence meets Indonesian president on Asia tour

VP Pence meets Indonesian president on Asia tour The U.S. military says an aircraft carrier participated in curtailed training with Australia before starting its journey north toward the Korean Peninsula. White House officials said the economic meetings in Tokyo, with Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and other officials, will help forge a framework for a new U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump Signs 'Buy American, Hire American' Executive Order

Trump Signs 'Buy American, Hire American' Executive Order President Trump announces his executive order at the Snap-On Tools factory Tuesday in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Bauer said there are instances where some workers granted H-1B visas were hired into jobs over Americans with similar skills. The order also asks agencies to assess the use of waivers. Ron Johnson. Wisconsin is also the home district of House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is in Europe visiting ... [Full Article...]

U.S. intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska's coast

U.S. intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska's coast In 4 July, 2015 Russian bombers appeared off California and Alaska. But Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that the Russians were "trying to show their teeth" by flying so close to the United States coastline amid tensions between the two nations. [Full Article...]

Russia's Putin congratulates Erdogan on Turkey referendum

Russia's Putin congratulates Erdogan on Turkey referendum But the worldwide electoral monitor said that while the referendum's technical processes were well administered, there were key issues related to media coverage and the circumstances under which the vote occurred, such as Turkey's ongoing state of emergency enacted after a failed coup d'etat attempt past year. [Full Article...]

Opposition to challenge votes on expanding Erdogan's powers

Opposition to challenge votes on expanding Erdogan's powers Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wait his arrival to Turkey's capital Ankara on Monday. "No" campaigners claimed they have faced intimidation and threats of violence, while independent monitors say state media slanted coverage in favor of the president. [Full Article...]

Russian TV says Donald Trump scarier than Kim Jong

President Donald Trump is more unsafe and unpredictable than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "Trump is more impulsive and unpredictable than Kim Jong Un", he told viewers of his prime-time Sunday " Vesti Nedelyi " program, which earlier this year carried paeans to Trump for his pledge to warm up relations with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Turkish vote on death penalty would 'break with European values'

Turkish vote on death penalty would 'break with European values' The proposed switch from a parliamentary to a presidential system in Turkey had sparked a debate in European countries, with several politicians arguing that such a change would weaken independence of judiciary, necessary checks and balances of a democratic system. [Full Article...]

Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'

Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over' Pence told reporters , "all options are on the table as we continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of South Korea for denuclearization of this peninsula and for the long term prosperity and freedom of the people of South Korea". [Full Article...]

Trump mum about failed N. Korea missile launch

State television showed Kim, wearing a black suit and white shirt, stepping out of a limousine and saluting his honor guard before walking down a red carpet. "The US has to consider North Korea's ability to retaliate, as well as the opposition from the neighbouring big countries like China and Russian Federation". [Full Article...]

Warplanes strike town hit by chemical attack

Warplanes strike town hit by chemical attack Military and diplomatic experts told The Independent the attack had created an opportunity to lever Moscow into a position better suited to negotiating a peace in Syria. Rouhani made the comments while speaking at an economic and agricultural conference in Tehran. McMaster also made clear that Trump wants a worldwide response to Assad's action that would include Assad allies Russian Federation... [Full Article...]

Star Wars Land: Millennium Falcon Ride Has Surprisingly High Stakes

So what exactly does "being in the story" means? And each move they make will make an impact on how the experience plays out. Star Wars Land is scheduled to open in 2019, so we still have a while to wait, but Disney shared some early details as part of Star Wars Celebration. [Full Article...]

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel launch hunger strike

No injuries or damage were immediately reported as a result of the demonstrations. The Israel Prison Service (IPS) said that 1,187 prisoners were refusing food as of Monday. "Ahmed", a 32-year-old from Hebron now held in administrative detention in Ketziot prison in the Negev desert, told Amnesty International that he was joining the mass hunger strike in the hope that it will pressure the... [Full Article...]

Shark kills 17-year-old surfer in southern Australia

Shark kills 17-year-old surfer in southern Australia She was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The attack happened just before 4pm local time. The victim, a 17-year-old girl, was in a critical condition at the scene when ambulances arrived. According to data from the Shark Research Institute, this is the eighth shark attack in Australian waters this year, and the first fatality. Authorities have not said what kind of shark may be responsible. [Full Article...]

Pence calls US commitment to South Korea 'iron-clad'

To cover the whole territory of South Korea and Japan, including American military bases, Pyongyang needs to have missiles with ranges up to 3,000 kilometers. Pyongyang insists it needs a powerful arsenal - including atomic weapons - to protect itself from what it says is the ever-present threat of invasion by hostile USA forces. [Full Article...]


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