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Death toll hits 30 as temperature soars in Japan

In Tokyo, the temperature reached a high of 40.8 degrees Celsius in Ome, said the weather agency. Japan logged its highest ever temperature on Monday, as a heat wave continued to scorch wide swathes of the country, taking away dozens of lives. Read More »

Conservative lawmakers introduce resolution calling for impeachment of Rosenstein


Reps. Mark Meadows , R-N.C., and Jim Jordan , R-Ohio, allege in the filing that Rosenstein has failed to respond to congressional demands for documents, and Meadows tweeted: "We have had enough". Republican leaders, however, have said in recent weeks that they are satisfied with the Justice Department's progress. It's unclear if there will be an immediate vote. Read More »

India's Modi donates 200 cows


The Indian community in Rwanda boasts more than 2,200 people, majority of whom are businesspeople. Chinese president Xi Jinping, too, is on a four-nation visit to the continent. Under this scheme, poor families are donated diary cows, and then first female calf born is then gifted to the neighbour. He will head to Johannesburg on Tuesday for a summit of the BRICS emerging economies - Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa. Read More »

USA farmers to get $12B to offset illegal retaliatory tariffs


The same day that President Donald Trump gushed on Twitter that "tariffs are great", his administration disclosed plans to pay billions in aid to USA farmers getting slammed by tariffs on their goods, a new report said Tuesday. The U.S. has also imposed tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese products and threatened tariffs on $500 billion more in goods. He has also threatened to slap tariffs on imported cars , trucks and auto parts, potentially targeting imports that previous year ... Read More »

Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century coming Friday


The moon will not fully eclipse for those viewing the phenomenon on the east coast but those living further west will see the moon completely leave the shadow of the earth . Where can Blood Moon be seen? This means that Earth's shadow will already be crossing the lunar surface when the moon climbs above the south-eastern horizon about 8:50pm. Read More »

Didn't give up anything to Putin in Helsinki


The White House says President Donald Trump's threatening tweet shows he's not going to tolerate critical rhetoric from Iran, but claims the US leader isn't escalating tensions between the two countries. Trump tweeted over the weekend. A page-long footnote in the warrant application lays out the FBI's assessment of Steele's history and the likely interest of his backer, adding that despite the political concern, the bureau believed at least some of his report to be "credible". Read More »

U.S. not ‘afraid to tackle’ Iran regime at ‘highest level’: Pompeo


In response, Donald Trump sent an explosive, all-caps tweet telling Mr Rouhani to " never, ever threaten the United States again " and "be cautious!". During a recent visit to Austria, Rouhani pledged that Tehran will stand firm against the USA threat to halt Iranian oil shipments , saying no other country in the region could export oil if Iran is to be deprived of oil exports. Read More »

Canada shooter identified as Faisal Hussain, 29, of Toronto


The Greektown shooting comes about three months after the city was shaken by the deaths of 10 people, majority women, killed by a man with an apparent grudge against women who drove into them on a busy street in Toronto's north end. 13 others were injured. Choking back tears, Toronto Councillor Mary Fragedakis said to the city council Monday morning, "This is so heartbreaking". Read More »

Israel rebuffs Russian offer to keep Iranian forces from Golan


Its members say they are neutral, but Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government and his Russian ally accuse the White Helmets of being tools of their worldwide donors. The Jerusalem Post reported the original estimate of 800 rescues was not met. Since the Syrian government offensive began in June, the area along the frontier with the Golan Heights has been the safest in the southwestern region, attracting hundreds of displaced people because it is along the disengagement line ... Read More »

In election-charged Pakistan, Mahathir makes an 'appearance'


On Saturday a Pakistani anti-narcotics court jailed for life Hanif Abbasi, an aide of Sharif, for misuse of a drug-making chemical, a government prosecutor said. The military has warned of threats before the polls, and will put more than 370,000 soldiers on the streets on election day. Former Cricketer had married her in February 2018. Read More »

'Cheap Shot' Trump Criticisms Meant to 'Undermine' Him, Bossert Says


Rubio appeared this morning as a guest on CNN's State of the Union shortly after Trump tweeted that new documents prove FBI scrutiny of campaign adviser Carter Page reveal the investigation is an "illegal scam". "I think the Russians elected a former KGB agent, and he spends all of his time and their resources squandering it on penny-ante spy tactics to try to get into loser kind of lobbyist pockets and so forth". Read More »

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law


The law was passed because the "current leaders of Israel are extremists", said Sabbah, adding he hopes at one point new Israeli leaders will change the law to one that "treats all citizens of the state equally". Israelis, including President Reuven Rivlin and the nation's attorney general, voiced opposition to the earlier draft of the bill. They are mostly Palestinians and their descendants who remained in place after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Read More »

Iran's Rouhani warns Trump 'don't play with the lion's tail': agency

Army to carry out military attack against Iran . Rouhani earlier warned Trump to stop "playing with the lion's tail" and threatening Iran, "or else you will regret it". "America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars", he said. Rouhani's apparent threat earlier this month to disrupt oil shipments from neighbouring countries came in reaction to looming U.S. Read More »

Washingtin Examiner: North Korea still making nuclear bombs


But "it will take full enforcement of sanctions for us to get there" as well as Kim following through "on his personal commitments" to Trump. The resolution also barred United Nations members from exporting more crude to North Korea than they exported over the previous 12 months. Read More »

Multiple people shot in Toronto's Riverdale neighbourhood, paramedics say


The victims have been sent to trauma centers throughout the city, Russell says. Local reporter Jeremy Chohn tweeted: "Victims are spread across many blocks". "I saw at least four people shot", he said. Toronto Paramedic Services said they were transporting eight people to hospital with a range of injuries, including one child. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi gives PM Modi crash course on being Hindu


But Gandhi, who is girding up for national elections next year, said his politics were above hate and that he bore no personal rancor towards Modi who has also targeted the young leader in the past. The third Lok Sabha , from 1962 to 1967 saw three Prime Ministers: Nehru, Shastri and Gandhi. "Why was the contract taken away from HAL and the youngsters of Karnataka, and given to a businessman who has a debt of ₹30,000 crore?" he asked. Read More »

Putin says forces in United States trying to derail success of Trump summit


Putin made what Trump called an "incredible offer" during a joint press conference concluding their summit in Helsinki , for which Trump received bipartisan condemnation at home . "Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russian Federation". "Problem is", Trump said. In a possible dig at Trump's unpredictable presidency, Putin on Thursday lauded Russia's "consistent, responsible, independent foreign policy". Read More »

Military veterans divided over Trump's Russia comments - 7/18/2018 3:07:05 PM


Sheppard, who left the military after 13 years in 2005 and is now a tax attorney, couldn't believe his ears. On Tuesday, Trump read from a printed statement, and said he had misspoken in Helsinki . Sanders called the legislation "hypothetical" and declined to say whether the president would back it. "What has Russian Federation done to advance the U.S.'s interest?" And the super-strange assertion that the only reason people are saying it didn't go well is because they aren't smart ... Read More »