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World US Navy Ship Fires Warning Shots Near Iranian Ship
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In late April, the guided-missile destroyer Mahan was forced to fire warning flares to halt the approach of an IRGCN vessel in what was the seventh such encounter of the year. "The Iranian vessel's actions were not in accordance with the internationally recognized". The U.S. ship, the USS Thunderbolt , is a U.S. patrol ship.

World Oil market shrugs as Saudi Arabia digs deeper to rescue falling prices
Author: 0 Oil market shrugs as Saudi Arabia digs deeper to rescue falling prices

President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2017 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly on December 14, 2016, with projected oil revenue at N1.99 trillion, on price benchmark of 42.5 dollars per barrel. Gold at 1254 broke above resistance at 1245 to register a high of 1257 Monday, but it may find it hard to rise above resistance at 1260 on the 1st run.

World Three Israelis stabbed to death in West Bank settlement: army
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The army released footage showing a blood-covered kitchen floor. In a Facebook post written before the attack , Al Abed said he was answering "the call of Al Aqsa ". Noting the particular sensitivities surrounding the holy sites of Jerusalem , and the need to ensure security, the Quartet envoys called on all sides to show restraint, refrain from provocative actions and work toward de-escalating the situation.

World Poland's senators to vote on contentious court overhaul
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People protest against the proposed judicial legislation in Warsaw on July 20. Duda now has 21 days to sign the legislation into law. The ruling populist Law and Justice party says the justice system is inefficient and needs radical reform.

World Hugh Freeze Resigns, Matt Luke Named Interim Head Coach
Author: 0 Hugh Freeze Resigns, Matt Luke Named Interim Head Coach

The school then looked into the rest of his phone records and found more problems. According to Bjork, had Freeze not resigned, the university would have "exercised the termination clause in the contract for moral turpitude". The program was already dealing with the NCAA investigation that charged the Rebels with 21 violations. It won't be easy to find a great hire for Ole Miss given all the trouble the school is in.

World 'Kuwait orders Iran envoy to leave'
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Iran's embassy staff has been reduced from 19 to four diplomats, Kuwaiti officials said. According to Kuwaiti diplomatic sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, the number of Iranian diplomats in Kuwait will be decreased from 14 to nine, Turkey's Anadolu news agency reported.

World U.S. officials say looking for steps by China to open markets
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These issues included demands by the US for access to the financial services industry in China, reducing excess steel capacity by China, reductions in tariffs on autos, cutting subsidies for businesses that are state-owned, ending requirements by China for localization of data and lifting caps on ownership for foreign companies in China, the official added.

World Politics behind separate flag for K'taka issue
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A long-standing demand by Kannada activists for an official State flag became a major controversy yesterday with Karnataka Government setting up a nine-member Committee to examine the legality and desirability of having and designing a separate flag for the State.

World Woman calls 911, gets killed by Minneapolis police, source says
Author: 0 Woman calls 911, gets killed by Minneapolis police, source says

Damond had moved from Sydney to Minneapolis with plans to marry her fiancee, Don Damond . The BCA said in a press release later in the morning an officer fired a weapon, and a woman was killed. Just four minutes later, officers on the scene reported they had opened fire. She was set to marry Don Damond next month, she already took his last name.

World Senator: Non-Chicago schools are falling for school funding 'nonsense'
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He said the Mount Zion school district would receive an additional $230,000 on top of the $192,699 gain they'd receive under the bill as written. That means more money for nearly every one of Illinois' 850 school districts - except CPS, which would lose more than $145 million compared to what it would get under SB1's current form, according to calculations from the governor's office .

World Florida's Venezuelans Came Out In Full Force For Unofficial Vote
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Over the past couple of years the escalating crises in what once was the richest South American country has led to steep deterioration of public health with infectious diseases such as malaria creeping back . Five former Latin American presidents - from Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico and two from Costa Rica - were also in Venezuela at the invitation of the opposition to observe the vote.

World U.S. to Add 15K Temporary Worker Visas
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To qualify for the additional visas , petitioners must attest, under penalty of perjury, that their business is likely to suffer irreparable harm if it can not employ H-2B nonimmigrant workers during fiscal year 2017. Since 2000, Mr Trump received 1,024 H-2B visas for his businesses for waiters, kitchen, and housekeeping staff, according to a CNN report. The cancellation earlier this year of a provision that had exempted returning workers from being included in that cap had worsened the ...

World MEPs threaten to veto Brexit offer on European Union nationals
Author: 0 MEPs threaten to veto Brexit offer on European Union nationals

After an initial meeting last month where the structure of the talks was determined, Britain's Brexit minister, David Davis , met up with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator in Brussels ahead of four-days of discussions. But this next round of talks is unlikely to be definitive: European Union officials expect to map out their differences with the British rather than strike any final agreements.

World US House may be near deal on stalled Russian Federation sanctions bill
Author: 0 US House may be near deal on stalled Russian Federation sanctions bill

Democrats say they're concerned the stalling tactics could allow the Trump administration to return two Russian compounds in NY and Maryland that the Obama administration seized in December. "I think from a practical standpoint most people would've taken that meeting". Trump Jr. says the attorney had no such information. That person, who confirmed he was in the meeting, is described as having ties to Russian intelligence.

World 2nd person of interest in custody in Bucks killings, reports say
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Family members of the missing men are holding out hope. "We'd still be looking for Jimi Patrick had we not made this agreement", Weintraub said. Prosecutors on Friday charged 20-year-old Cosmo Dinardo with criminal homicide in the deaths of four young men who went missing in Pennsylvania last week, and they charged a second man with three counts of criminal homicide.

World U.S. considers new sanctions on Chinese banks to address North Korea threat
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North Korea's weapons will soon become more lethal, accurate and able to travel longer distances, according to a us military intelligence report released Thursday. Sens. The Trump administration is weighing news sanctions on small Chinese banks and shell corporations linked to North Korea , Reuters reported Thursday.

World Amarnath Yatra attack: Protests against terror, communalism
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Proactive operations have been launched, mainly in south Kashmir , to track down Ismail. "The terrorist attack on Amarnath Pilgrims is outrageous", said Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. The Trump administration has expressed concern over the "reprehensible" terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir that killed seven persons.

Author: 0 Mercedes wants to 'put things right' for Lewis Hamilton at British GP

A street circuit in heart of London has been earmarked as a potential new host, but Grant firmly believes that the British Grand Prix belongs at Silverstone . Grant also rejected suggestions that Silverstone could have waited until after the British GP to make its announcement. "But we have reached the tipping point".

World Strangers form human chain to rescue children caught in rip current
Author: 0 Strangers form human chain to rescue children caught in rip current

Luckily, a woman called Jessica Simmons and her husband came to the rescue , encouraging people to hold hands and reach out for the family in trouble. "They were so courageous to get out there and risk their lives to save others", said Beckton, who offered her CPR services on shore. When Roberta tried going into the water some people came out telling her not to go out after them.

Author: 0 Russia's Response Over Diplomatic Property Seizure Could 'Sober US Hotheads'

According to Isvestiya, the decision came after Trump and Putin's first meeting at the G20 Summit in Germany failed to produce an agreement on the lightening of USA sanctions against Russian Federation. "Now, we must draw the line and take tit-for-tat measures", the deputy head of the Russian Federation Council's Foreign Affairs Committee, Andrey Klimov, told Izvestia .

World Another survey shows Republican support fading from higher education
Author: 0 Another survey shows Republican support fading from higher education

You can't make this stuff up. Democratic views on education have remained stable over recent years, but Republican support for college has dropped by almost 45% since 2015. As recently as two years ago, most Republicans and Republican leaners held a positive view of the role of colleges and universities . Overall, 55% say colleges and universities have a positive effect on the way things are going in the country, second to churches and religious organizations (59% positive ) for ...

World George Pell Returns To Australia To Face Historical Sex Abuse Charges
Author: 0 George Pell Returns To Australia To Face Historical Sex Abuse Charges

The cardinal, Australia's most senior Catholic prelate and Vatican financial tsar, flew from the Vatican, stopping over in Singapore, to Sydney Airport, landing Monday morning at 5.55 am. Anthony Fisher, the archbishop of Sydney , has said that the church will not pay for Cardinal Pell's legal defense, though he said it would assist with his "accommodation and support".

World NJ commuters faced with decisions as 'Summer of Hell' begins
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Amtrak was pressed into doing the stopgap work between July 10 and September 1 after a pair of derailments in NY exposed major problems. The work began as Monday morning's rush got off to a slow start for several hundred thousand commuters on the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit .

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