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Syria: Death toll in IS attacks rises to 250 overnight

Syria: Death toll in IS attacks rises to 250 overnight IS says more than 100 people were killed. Most of Daraa province is controlled by opposition forces, though the government holds parts of the provincial capital and a few villages in the northwest. Syria's south is ostensibly protected from fighting by an internationally brokered ceasefire since previous year, but violence has dramatically risen in recent weeks. [Full Article...]

Mike Pompeo Defends Trump's Private Meeting With Putin

Mike Pompeo Defends Trump's Private Meeting With Putin Putin in Helsinki, Finland. The White House's failure to correct the official record of the news conference comes as it is also facing criticism for suspending the longtime practice of releasing official White House readouts of the President's calls with foreign leaders - another key official United States government accounting. [Full Article...]

Israel sends troops to West Bank after Palestinian kills settler

Israel sends troops to West Bank after Palestinian kills settler The attacker was identified by Palestinian media as Mohammed Dar Youssef, 17, from the village of Kobar. The Israeli army said on Friday it had set up security inspections around the village, questioned a number of his family members and suspended their work permits. [Full Article...]

English court rules woman must stay in 'loveless' marriage

English court rules woman must stay in 'loveless' marriage Effectively, Ms Owens must now remain married until 2020 - at which point she will have lived apart from her husband for five years, meaning she can finally get a divorce without his consent, or having to argue he is at fault. The judges said it would be up to parliament to decide if the law should be changed. "Whilst the Supreme Court has, reluctantly, applied the law correctly, the fact th... [Full Article...]

Cairo zoo accused of painting donkeys like zebras

Cairo zoo accused of painting donkeys like zebras In 2009 a zoo in Palestine reportedly painted two donkeys to replace zebras that had died. The beast appears to have unusually large ears as well as suspicious blotches of black on its snout and body, but Sahran wrote in the photo caption that it was the animal's recognizable braying sound that well and truly gave it away. [Full Article...]

Turkey moves USA pastor from prison to house arrest

Turkey moves USA pastor from prison to house arrest At the end of a recent hearing, the court inside a prison complex in western Turkey rejected Brunson lawyer's request that he be freed pending the outcome of the trial. State Department. One of Brunson's attorneys is Jay Sekulow, who also represents Trump in the Russian Federation investigation. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed what he said was the "long overdue news" of Brunson's ... [Full Article...]

BART police arrest man suspected of fatally stabbing train passenger

BART police arrest man suspected of fatally stabbing train passenger When the sisters got off their train at the MacArthur station, they became the victims of what Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has denounced as a "senseless act of violence". BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas called it "one of the most vicious attacks I've ever seen". As to what led to Sunday night's stabbing, police still don't have a motive. [Full Article...]

Iran military official warns of 'strong' response to U.S. threats

Iran military official warns of 'strong' response to U.S. threats If you begin the war, we will end the war", Tasnim news agency quoted Soleimani as saying. Bagheri said that USA threats against Iran will draw a "strong, unimaginable and regrettable" response from Tehran, according to the IRNA news agency. [Full Article...]

Trump's proposed summit with Putin delayed

Trump's proposed summit with Putin delayed He called for Russian Federation to respect principles and "end its occupation of Crimea". In the declaration, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Russian Federation to "end its occupation of Crimea", and said Moscow had sought to "undermine a bedrock worldwide principle" shared by democratic states, that no country can change the borders of another by force. [Full Article...]

GOP lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment against Rod Rosenstein

GOP lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment against Rod Rosenstein A Justice Department official said the agency had no comment. Back, then, he called the impeachment articles an attempt to "extort" the Department of Justice. Part of that effort, Democrats have said, includes what they see as Republicans making unreasonable document demands tied to the ongoing Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]

Imran Khan declares victory in Pakistan election despite accusations of rigging

Imran Khan declares victory in Pakistan election despite accusations of rigging Sixty seats in the National Assembly are reserved specifically for women and 10 for non-Muslim minorities. Sharif's party tops another poll with 26 percent compared to 25 percent for Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). The military getting embroiled in more controversy can undermine Pakistan's internal security, which is threatened by a number of insurgent challengers, such as the Pakistan Tali... [Full Article...]

Irish groom missing and bride hospitalised in Greek wildfire horror

Irish groom missing and bride hospitalised in Greek wildfire horror AFP photographers saw the burned bodies of people and dogs. The death toll soared with a Red Cross official reporting the discovery of 26 bodies in the courtyard of a villa at the seaside resort of Mati. Authorities said they would be making use of an unmanned drone from the USA on Tuesday to monitor and track any suspicious activity. Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission chief, twee... [Full Article...]

Search continues for Iowa college student who went missing while jogging

Search continues for Iowa college student who went missing while jogging She has been missing from Brooklyn , Iowa since between 10 PM on 7/18 and the morning of 7/19. "As that date gets closer, it's like closing in on me , because I'm thinking about these two people that are getting married that were also really close to Mollie", Calderwood said . [Full Article...]

It's Time to Release ALL 589 PAGES of FISA Documents

It's Time to Release ALL 589 PAGES of FISA Documents In Twitter messages, Trump repeated an attack used by some of his allies in the House: that, in seeking the wiretaps, the Federal Bureau of Investigation had relied too much upon a "dossier" compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele - and paid for by Trump's Democratic opponents. [Full Article...]

Trump recorded discussing paying for Playboy model's story of affair

Trump recorded discussing paying for Playboy model's story of affair Cohen counters by repeatedly saying, "No". Moreover, the tape provides " more evidence that Cohen was trying to squash embarrassing stories about Trump before the election - a major focus of the investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan". [Full Article...]

Rouhani says Trump's 'empty threats' not worth a response

Rouhani says Trump's 'empty threats' not worth a response Iran hit back on Tuesday morning after an angry warning from President Trump . Mr. "The Trump doctrine when it comes to Iran was the Reagan doctrine when it came to the Soviets", Graham, R-S.C., said on Fox News on Monday night. While Trump's "tough stand" was hailed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , it also provoked an avalanche of questions about its exact meaning and impact... [Full Article...]

Ministers are still being persuaded Chequers deal is good, says Brexit secretary

Ministers are still being persuaded Chequers deal is good, says Brexit secretary He says "you can't have one side fulfilling its side of the bargain and the other side not, or going slow, or failing to commit on its side". After a chaotic two weeks that have seen senior ministers quit her government and rebellions from both wings of the ruling party, premier Theresa May faces further pressure after a poll for The Sunday Times showed that the public was also deeply oppose... [Full Article...]

Hundreds of Syrian 'White Helmets' evacuated by Israel to Jordan

Hundreds of Syrian 'White Helmets' evacuated by Israel to Jordan It was unclear what happened to the remainder. Some of the volunteers and their families, about 800 in all, were moved into Jordan under the threat of advancing Syrian regime forces over Saturday night. The news about the Israeli involvement came amid Tel Aviv's ongoing provision of assistance to the militants fighting the Syrian government. Meanwhile, Syrian forces kept up their offensive, po... [Full Article...]

Toronto gunman who killed two identified

Toronto gunman who killed two identified It is now illegal to possess an unregistered handgun or any kind of rapid-fire weapon. "That would require significant remodelling of the Criminal Code", he said. Flags at her former high school and at school administration buildings will be lowered to half-staff, Malloy said. Authorities in Canada have identified the gunman suspected in the shooting rampage in Toronto that killed two people... [Full Article...]

Strong to severe storms moving through this evening into overnight

Strong to severe storms moving through this evening into overnight Look for mostly clear to partly cloudy skies and highs near 93. Tonight decreasing clouds with lows in the upper 60s. The best chance of those scattered storms comes during the afternoon and early evening hours. REST OF THE WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK: An upper-level trough will settle over the state by Sunday , with temperatures taking a slight tumble. The ridge of high pressure shifts we... [Full Article...]


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