• Two Vulnerable Senate Incumbents at Center of Tuesday Primaries
Two Vulnerable Senate Incumbents at Center of Tuesday Primaries

Nevada State Democratic Party officials, for example, say their campaign ramped up earlier than even the 2016 presidential election, registering three times more voters with five times more volunteers than then. The objective is to ensure that officials are elected with an outright majority when there are three or more candidates, and to elevate...

Read more

  • Iraqi Court Orders Arrest Of Suspects In Ballot Storage Site Fire
Iraqi Court Orders Arrest Of Suspects In Ballot Storage Site Fire

Iraq's prominent Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr Monday warned of the seriousness of the situation in Iraq by the political struggle after a huge fire that burnt warehouses storing ballot boxes of Iraq's parliamentary election in downtown capital Baghdad .

Read more

  • Brexit donor held undisclosed meetings with Russian envoy
Brexit donor held undisclosed meetings with Russian envoy

Mr Banks, who gave £9m to the Nigel Farage-supported Leave campaign, denies any involvement with Russian officials, or that Russian money played a part in the Brexit campaign. The Times said Banks held three meetings with Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko. Ms Oakeshott wrote in the newspaper that Mr Banks and Mr Wigmore were "shamelessly u...

Read more

  • Paris Hostage Taker Demands Contact With Iran Embassy
Paris Hostage Taker Demands Contact With Iran Embassy

They declined to confirm French media reports that the hostage-taker wanted to hand a letter to the Iranian ambassador, or reports that he was holding three people and that one had been injured. However, his motivation for such an encounter was unknown. Crowds of bystanders were held back by a security perimeter at the site, where police and resc...

Read more

  • Taliban launch attacks as Afghan government ceasefire starts
Taliban launch attacks as Afghan government ceasefire starts

The attack occurred as employees were leaving their offices early for Ramadan, police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said. The Health Ministry said 13 employees of the Ministry of Rural Development were killed and 25 were wounded when the bomber struck as they were leaving work.

Read more

  • Bernie Sanders: Trump-Kim summit a 'positive step'
Bernie Sanders: Trump-Kim summit a 'positive step'

Trump planned to speak to reporters after concluding the summit , the White House said. As the president explained it, the video was an elevator pitch - the sort of glitzy production that Trump might have once used to persuade an investor to finance a hotel and that he now hopes will persuade the leader of one of the most repressive regimes ...

Read more

  • Otto Warmbier's parents: ‘Hopefully something positive' will come from Trump-Kim summit
Otto Warmbier's parents: ‘Hopefully something positive' will come from Trump-Kim summit

The general statement on "immediate repatriation" could refer to remains North Korea already has in storage but were never returned after joint recovery efforts were suspended in 2005 amid the political impasse over North Korean provocations and advances in its missile and nuclear programs.

Read more

  • Putin says Russian Federation has not left the G-7 - not true
Putin says Russian Federation has not left the G-7 - not true

When he said, " It may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run ", you have to wonder who he meant by "we". "This medal of friendship represents the Chinese people's lofty respect for President Putin, and symbolizes the profound friendship between China and Russian Federation", he said.

Read more

  • US State Dept official to visit Taiwan for de facto embassy unveiling
US State Dept official to visit Taiwan for de facto embassy unveiling

The opening of the new institute compound coincides with heightened tensions in the Taiwan Strait in recent months, as mainland China ramps up the pressure on Taipei and has staged several military drills in the island's vicinity, SCMP notes.

Read more

  • Greece, Macedonia 'Have A Deal' On Name Dispute
Greece, Macedonia 'Have A Deal' On Name Dispute

The announcement came after telephone talks with Greek counterpart, Alexis Tsipras, on Tuesday. The nationality of the country's citizens will be listed on official documents as "Macedonian/citizen of the Republic of Macedonia ". Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives for the swearing-in ceremony of his government at the Presidential Palace...

Read more

  • Police operation in Paris as man holds 2 hostages
Police operation in Paris as man holds 2 hostages

There was no indication of a terrorist motive, police said. Police would not immediately confirm whether the person holding the hostages was armed or describe the nature of his demands. The hostage was allegedly hurt after being hit with a wrench as the hostage-taker, who has not been identified, entered the tech store on the afternoon of June 12...

Read more

  • Woman dragged into lake and killed by alligator while walking dogs
Woman dragged into lake and killed by alligator while walking dogs

A short time later, he said, he saw the dogs wandering alone. Gator hunters were dispatched to the scene and captured and killed an alligator measuring 12 feet 6 inches. The dogs didn't want to leave the lake and were being cared for by Broward County Animal Care and Adoption, WSVN said. Nate Fischer, a neighbor of Matsuki's, wrote on Faceb...

Read more

  • Video shows police sergeant rescuing child from busy roadway
Video shows police sergeant rescuing child from busy roadway

Mannino was presented his department's lifesaving award on Thursday, the department said. Then as he drew closer, Mannino realized it was actually a toddler wandering dangerously close to traffic. However, the boy keeps running, forcing Mannino into a full sprint to catch up. The young boy "escaped his mother's watchful eye" and left his house.

Read more

  • Armed man 'with a bomb' holds three inside a shop
Armed man 'with a bomb' holds three inside a shop

Negotiations were in progress. The man is "armed and holding at least two people", a source told AFP, adding that "the situation is quite confused" but did not appear to be terrorism-related. The incident is not believed to be a terrorist attack although the hostage-taker has reportedly demanded to speak to the Iranian embassy. Police initially...

Read more

  • Pope Francis accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops
Pope Francis accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops

Church leaders also announced that Pope Francis would meet representatives of survivors of clerical abuse and residential abuse during the course of his two days in Ireland. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church accepted Barros's resignation as well as those of two others in Chile. A Vatican official said Monday's move represented a first ste...

Read more

  • Trump's Tweets Slam Canada and Trudeau Anew from Singapore
Trump's Tweets Slam Canada and Trudeau Anew from Singapore

Mr Trump also responded by announcing that he was backing out of a joint communiqué on trade between the U.S. and its main allies. The escalating clash cast a shadow over the Trump's nuclear talks with Kim and led critics to question why the president was bashing USA partners while appearing to cozy up to one of Washington's bitterest long-time...

Read more

  • What Really Sparked Trump's Outrage Over Trudeau's Statement?
What Really Sparked Trump's Outrage Over Trudeau's Statement?

President Trump called him "very dishonest and weak". "Canadians.stood shoulder to shoulder with American soldiers in far-off lands in conflicts from the First World War onward", he said . "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in th...

Read more

  • House GOP in tentative deal to help ‘Dreamers
House GOP in tentative deal to help ‘Dreamers

House Republicans have left a private meeting on immigration without an agreement between conservatives and moderates on the divisive issue. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan dismissed an attempt to override leadership on immigration Thursday as having no chance of becoming law.

Read more

  • Trump says to stop 'expensive', 'provocative' South Korea war games
Trump says to stop 'expensive', 'provocative' South Korea war games

North Korea regularly calls the military exercises provocative preparations for a northward invasion, and numerous scariest standoffs in recent years on the Korean Peninsula have happened when the drills were being staged. Bush administrations. North Korea last month broke off a high-level meeting with Seoul over South Korea's participation in a ...

Read more

  • Disclosures show Kushner's wealth and debt have risen
Disclosures show Kushner's wealth and debt have risen

Trump and Kushner aren't the only White House staffers raking in the millions, however. The latest disclosure shows it was worth at least $25 million at the end of past year, up from a minimum value of $5 million in his previous disclosure.

Read more

  • Donald Trump G7 tweets ‘sobering and depressing’: Angela Merkel
Donald Trump G7 tweets ‘sobering and depressing’: Angela Merkel

Juncker has also offered to visit Washington for a common assessment of EU-US trade to help resolve the dispute, an official said. "There is no reason for us not to talk to each other, but this is going to be hard", Merkel said, adding that her dialogue with Trump will continue during the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels in...

Read more

  • Rodman arrives in Singapore ahead of summit
Rodman arrives in Singapore ahead of summit

Having developed a personal relationship with Kim Jong-un on frequent travels to North Korea , Rodman is one of the few Americans who can say he met him ahead of Trump's historic summit . He was speaking just moments after Kim and Trump made history as they shook hands in Singapore. The eccentric star also said he got death threats following ...

Read more

  • US shows new de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions
US shows new de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions

Tsai hailed the complex as a new chapter in the "great story of US-Taiwan relations". AIT's Taipei office has nearly 500 American and local employees, while its Kaohsiung branch has more than 30 staff. Ties between Taiwan and mainland China have been strained since Tsai, from the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party took office in 2016...

Read more

  • ICC acquits DR Congo's Bemba on appeal
ICC acquits DR Congo's Bemba on appeal

The Court of Appeals of the ICC acknowledged that the trial in first instance against the ex-leader made serious mistakes, so that the accused is completely free of criminal responsibility, according to the jurist. Friday's decision was greeted by cheers from his supporters in the gallery. The appeals chamber also said Bemba was wrongly convict...

Read more

  • EU Withdrawal Bill: Minister quits hours before crucial Brexit vote - latest updates
EU Withdrawal Bill: Minister quits hours before crucial Brexit vote - latest updates

The MP says he will back a knife edge vote created to give parliament the power to vote down May's Brexit deal. Speaking to a packed meeting of Tory MPs - including Chancellor Philip Hammond, Brexit Secretary David Davis and Environment Secretary Michael Gove - May said: "We must think about the message Parliament will send to the European Union ...

Read more