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Iran CAPTURES British Oil 'Tankers' In Gulf

Iran CAPTURES British Oil 'Tankers' In Gulf Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps arrested a UK-flagged tanker, the Stena Impero , on Friday amid an accident involving the vessel and a fishing boat. The Mesdar's Glasgow-based operator said communication had since been re-established with the ship and the crew were unharmed. "The drone was immediately destroyed. [Full Article...]

Sheila Dikshit: The affable politician who gave Delhi its modern look

Sheila Dikshit: The affable politician who gave Delhi its modern look Sources said Dikshit had been undergoing treatment at Fortis Escorts hospital under the supervision of Dr Seth for the past few years. She was rushed to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute on Saturday in a critical state and she passed away at around 4 pm after suffering a cardiac arrest. [Full Article...]

U.S. to send troops to Saudi Arabia as tensions with Iran grow

U.S. to send troops to Saudi Arabia as tensions with Iran grow Saudi Arabia on Saturday agreed to host the U.S. troops in the country to increase joint cooperation in defence of regional security and stability in the region. The arms exports and deployment of troops come against the backdrop of rising tensions between Iran and the USA in the Persian Gulf. The acting USA defence secretary has authorized the deployment of "US military personnel and resources"... [Full Article...]

Omar says she won't stop criticizing Trump

Omar says she won't stop criticizing Trump Omar was born in Somalia and became a US citizen in 2000. Behar also commented that Trump threw his base "under the bus" when he distanced himself from the crowd's chants . "They undermine it. He should not be the President of the United States", he added. In North Carolina, Trump berated each of the four congresswomen and said: "They never have anything good to say". [Full Article...]

Japan fumes over Seoul denial for arbitration

Japan fumes over Seoul denial for arbitration Its trade ministry repeated calls for Japan to hold serious talks by July 24 over its export controls. Kim said Japan's export curbs were an act damaging the free trade principle and the global value chain. The political leaders said that Japan's export curbs were an "unjust economic retaliation" and agreed to work together to mitigate the impact the dispute may have on the South Korean econom... [Full Article...]

US man scales down Philadelphia high-rise to escape huge fire

US man scales down Philadelphia high-rise to escape huge fire All residents were able to escape the building, with those with mobility issues were carried out by their neighbors. No injuries have been reported, but some residents of the building are reportedly unaccounted for at the moment. Dramatic video of the person's escape circulated on social media Thursday night as users praised the audacity of the stunt, with a handful of admirers comparing the fea... [Full Article...]

Kellyanne Conway, Defending Trump's Racism, Asks Reporter: 'What's Your Ethnicity?'

Kellyanne Conway, Defending Trump's Racism, Asks Reporter: 'What's Your Ethnicity?' Conway? Feinberg insisted that Conway's question was not relevant to her addressing Trump's racism, but Conway deflected, ultimately refusing to answer his question. I know how much he has helped people of color. Conway is not the first Trump administration official to defy a congressional subpoena . Three of the four women were born in the USA and all are American citizens. [Full Article...]

World court orders review of Pakistan death sentence for Kulbhushan Jadhav

World court orders review of Pakistan death sentence for Kulbhushan Jadhav Getting a favourable verdict is particularly important for Pakistan given that many key capitals, including Washington, have long given little credence to such Pakistani allegations against India. "The review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence of Mr. Jadhav, in order to be effective, must ensure that full weight is given to the effect of the violation of the rights" in global conve... [Full Article...]

United States removes Turkey from F-35 fighter jet programme

United States removes Turkey from F-35 fighter jet programme Military vehicles and equipment, parts of the S-400 air defense systems, are unloaded from a Russian transport aircraft at Murted military airport in Ankara, Turkey , July 12, 2019. Turkey had also argued that the U.S. was slow to offer an alternative missile defence shield. "A contract has been signed on October 5, 2018 for delivery of S-400 system from Russian Federation". [Full Article...]

Jeffrey Epstein's treatment is 'worse' because of his wealth, his lawyers say

Jeffrey Epstein's treatment is 'worse' because of his wealth, his lawyers say Federal prosecutors say Epstein , 66, should be denied bail because there are no conditions under which a man with his money and worldwide connections could be prevented from fleeing the country if he was released. In its statement , Ohio State said that Epstein had donated $1,000 to the Wexner Center for the Arts Membership Fund. Epstein in 2008 reached a clandestine plea deal to end a feder... [Full Article...]

New Jersey congressman joins House Democrats 'Squad' because of an Onion article

New Jersey congressman joins House Democrats 'Squad' because of an Onion article Pressed by reporters Tuesday if she thought Trump's remarks were racist, Ernst replied, "Yeah, I do". Fellow Texan Pete Olson also distanced himself, saying he is proud to represent "the most diverse Congressional district in America", and urged the president to disavow his comments. [Full Article...]

Were New Zealand robbed after losing tied final to England?

Were New Zealand robbed after losing tied final to England? After the first ball, a wide yorker squirted down to long off off Neesham, Archer immediately increased pressure on himself bowling a wide in the second ball, leaving the New Zealanders needing only 11 from the bat to win. Giles laughed off the suggestion from former worldwide umpire Simon Taufel that the winners should only have been awarded five runs, not six, after the ball ricocheted off Sto... [Full Article...]

Germany's Von der Leyen confirmed as next EU Commission president

Germany's Von der Leyen confirmed as next EU Commission president The Christian Democrat of the European People's Party was a last-minute candidate to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker that EU leaders agreed as part of a package of top jobs that were decided on early this month. "Exactly 40 years ago, the first president of the European parliament, Simone Veil, was elected and presented her vision of a united Europe", Von der Leyen said. [Full Article...]

Toddler dies after falling into restaurant's grease trap

Toddler dies after falling into restaurant's grease trap The toddler, who has not been publicly identified, went missing shortly after 11am and was discovered in the trap by a witness who pulled him free. "It's a frightful, tragic accident, misadventure- whatever you call it- just a horrifying situation", Camp said. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu: 'Europe might ignore Iran threat until nuclear missiles hit'

Netanyahu: 'Europe might ignore Iran threat until nuclear missiles hit' EU Foreign Affairs High Representative Federica Mogherini also said parties planned on empowering a special trade vehicle created to bypass USA sanctions "to have Iran fully compliant with its nuclear commitments , as it has been since the beginning until a few weeks ago". [Full Article...]

Two dead, over 40 trapped in Mumbai building collapse

Two dead, over 40 trapped in Mumbai building collapse Speaking to ANI , BMC Disaster Management Cell said that the Kesarbai building has collapsed at Tandel street, in Dongri, Mumbai . Fire brigade, Mumbai Police and civic officials rushed to the site but the constricted lanes made it hard to access the area, which was reduced to a mass of rubble, twisted concrete and broken wires. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom envoy said Trump left Iran nuclear deal to spite Obama

United Kingdom envoy said Trump left Iran nuclear deal to spite Obama It is the second set of leaked emails published by he Mail On Sunday Last week they revealed Sir Kim had described Mr Trump's administration as " inept " and " dysfunctional ", a revelation that eventually led to the ambassador's resignation. [Full Article...]

5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Western Australia World 06:06

5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Western Australia World 06:06 The shallow natural disaster at struck at 1.39 p.m. with a depth of 10.0 km, was centred 202 km west of Broome, a city on the coast of Western Australia, Xinhua news agency quoted the USGS as saying. He added that there had been "no reports of any injuries or any damage throughout the district", following the tremor. "It just went for a few seconds". [Full Article...]

New York power outage affects 72,000 people

New York power outage affects 72,000 people Officials in New York City still don't know what caused the massive, hours-long blackout Saturday evening. "The relay protection system is designed with redundancies to provide high levels of reliability". "Every city has to make an assessment about whether emergency preparedness requires backup, and things aren't flawless", Apt said. Sidewalks in Times Square that are usually crowded wi... [Full Article...]

Democrats Delay Mueller Hearing to Allow More Time for Questioning

Democrats Delay Mueller Hearing to Allow More Time for Questioning Under the new arrangement, Mr Mueller will testify for an extended period of time - three hours instead of two - before the House Judiciary Committee. But Democrats want to know more about how he made that decision and when. He will now appear first before the House Judiciary Committee on the set date and later for another two hours before the Intelligence Committee. [Full Article...]


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