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Sikkim standoff: China says could issue travel alert for citizens visiting India

If the tensions escalate and trade channels are disrupted, then both nations are likely to suffer significant monetary losses. Their first formal codification in treaty form was in an agreement between China and India in 1954. China appeared frustrat...

Nathan's Hot Dog Contest: Joey Chestnut favored to defend title

Americans will eat an estimated 150 million hot dogs on the holiday. As far as competitive eating goes, watching Joey Chestnut and the rest of the competitors slide processed meat tubes down their gullet is equivalent to taking in the Super Bowl...

Gunmen open fire outside mosque in France, eight people injured

At least four people were at the site of the incident and also a family of four on the second floor of a building received shrapnel injuries from stray bullets. A local newspaper cited witnesses saying one of the two gunmen had their face covered. ...

Trump White House Staff Payroll Nearly $36 Million And Top-Heavy

The US Labor Department reports that women in the US on average earned about 82 cents for every dollar a man made in 2016. The average salary of a male White House staffer is almost $104,000, while their female counterparts make an average of $83...

Trump defends social media use, calls it 'modern day presidential'

He, however, defended his aggressive use of the micro-blogging site as an alternative to the mainstream United States media that spread "hate and false information" about him. "I think that the president has been attacked mercilessly on personal ...

Hong Kong in Photos: 1997 to 2017

Carrie Lam was sworn in as the territory's new chief executive in an outdoor function presided over by Chinese President Xi Jinping at a harbour-side convention centre. Twenty years ago, the traders and account managers crossing these streets we...

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Oneida County

Storms will be moving into the region from NY. Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. Scattered showers and storms are likely Saturday as a cold front approaches later in the day. Persons in these areas should be o...

Powerball sales end in IL

Avid Powerball player Dwayne Sharp is frustrated the lack of a budget has led to this. They managed to get revenues of more than $99 million through the Mega Million sales and Powerball business was much ahead of it with a total collection of $...

Sanctuary city crackdown best Trump blessing yet

Kate's Law, which increases penalties for people who reenter the US after being deported or convicted of a crime, passed 257 to 167, with 24 Democrats joining almost all Republicans in voting yes. If signed into the law, the legislation would ...

Trump pledges USA energy revolution championing 'clean, lovely coal'

As part of the White House “Energy Week, ” Trump highlighted growing US energy production and reversals of environmental regulations issued under former President Barack Obama's tenure. "Our country is blessed with extraordinary energy abundance,...

Police Respond To Active Shooter In Bronx Hospital

The New York Police Department confirmed the reports of a "shooting incident" on Twitter. There was no word on their conditions. At least four to six people were injured in the shooting. Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center describes itself as the largest...

G20 leaders to discuss terrorism separately at Hamburg summit

The world's 20 largest economies will gather in Hamburg next week, in what will be Trump's first attendance at the summit. She announced that she would try to find solutions to global challenges with the leaders of the world's leading powers in Hambu...

With eye on China, Trump may up pressure on North Korea

He said that "nobody is off limits" when it comes to giving illegal financial assistance to North Korea. The sanctions are the latest in a series of signs that the US has begun to take action to pressure China after months of fruitless efforts to...

Korean president holds talks with US Senate, House leaders

The threat from the rogue state has reached to new heights under the present dictator Kim Jong-un so much so that the USA had to deploy its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile defense system, inviting strong Chinese p...

Iraq army: ISIL will fall in Mosul 'in a few days'

Iraqi forces launched an assault on the Old City on June 18, eight months into an offensive to retake Mosul , the country's biggest military operation in years. The attacks forced Iraqi forces and the USA -led coalition to pull some assets away f...

US Warns Syria Preparing Another Chemical Attack, Threatens Retaliation

This story was updated to include the statement made by Iran's foreign minister. Russian Federation and Syria also carry out airstrikes in Deir el-Zour, and it was not clear how the activists identified the aircraft responsible. Separately on...

Judge Will Consider Expanding Stay On Deportation Order Nationally

U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith could issue a ruling later today after hearing arguments this morning on a motion filed over the weekend asking him to extend temporary protection to all potential deportees nationwide. Refugee Admissions Program fo...

AP analysis: Colorado Democrats may benefit from gerrymandering

Republican state Sens. Dan Soucek, left, and Brent Jackson, right, review historical maps during The Senate Redistricting Committee for the 2016 Extra Session in the Legislative Office Building at the N.C. MI provides a good example of how the formul...

Black off-duty St. Louis officer shot by white officer

No other vehicles were involved, and Pence's motorcade continued to the airport. He was armed when he exited his home, but, according to O'Toole, the officer did not fire any shots. Someone in the stolen vehicle then opened fire at the pursuing off...

Sears closes another 20 stores

Sears Holdings is closing another 20 stores, one in Minnesota, as the distressed department-store chain seeks to stanch the bleeding amid swirling challenges for the retail sector. Sears Canada now operates around 255 stores. The company did not give...

Will uphold dignity of Presidency: Kovind

Meira Kumar's candidature was announced on Thursday. Nitish Kumar has been repeatedly reminded by his partners to back Meira Kumra, who also hails from the same state but the Bihar CM has made it clear that he is going to support Ram Nath Kovi...

Handel first female GOP rep elected to Congress in Georgia

Her victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District means Republicans held all four of their seats that were up for grabs in special elections this spring. But all is not necessarily lost for Democrats. "It's clear,...

Nigel Farage "Concerned" After Trump's State Visit Is Put In Doubt

Agreeing, another added: "Apparently the Queen dressed as the EU flag I bet she voted to remain in the European Union ". The Queen had been seen at the State Opening of Parliament wearing blue, but by the time she arrived at the Berkshire raceco...

UN envoy plans new round of Syria talks in July

It also said Mr de Mistura plans to convene further rounds of talks in August and September. The US welcomed the ceasefire announcement and called on the Syrian government to live up to its ceasefire commitments. Syria has declared a 48-hour ceas...

Paris Police Shoot, Wound Hammer-Wielding Assailant Outside Notre Dame

According to police, the individual shouted that the attack was committed in retaliation for French policy in Syria and called himself a "caliphate warrior" of Daesh terror group, outlawed in Russian Federation. "It was really scary". "From what we...

Imam stops angry Muslims assailing London van suspect

She was attacked near the mosque she attended, in what appears to be a road-rage-related episode, according to police. Edward Gardiner, 28, a self-employed builder and plumber, who lives near Osborne's terraced home in Pentwyn, in east Cardiff, cal...

Tim Cook and Other Tech Leaders Head to the White House

President Trump's son-in-law delivered remarks on camera at a summit that brought leaders in the tech industry to the White House on Monday. Several top Silicon Valley executives including Apple's Tim Cook , Jeff Bezos from Amazon , Micr...

Trump turns back the clock with Cold War Cuba U-turn

On the other hand, Trump did not close down the USA embassy in Havana , which Obama re-established in 2015, nor did he cancel US flights and cruises to Cuba . Nearly everything he has done proves that he doesn't give a damn about democracy in Cu...

Fire Mueller? Don't even think about it

If Mueller knew he was going to be named special counsel, it is unlikely he divulged that information to Trump. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in separate testimony Tuesday that there was no "secret plan" to fire Mueller, nor was the...

Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relations

The Cuban government reacted happily and stated that they are ready to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation. Even as U.S. President Donald Trump declared Friday he would be "cancelling immediately" the "one-sided" Cuba policies of...

London fire toll hits 30, but dozens missing

The death toll in the high-rise tower blaze in Britain's capital soared to 30, police said Friday as they also warned that some of the victims may never be identified. The government has ordered a judge-led inquiry into the disaster, which is und...

Trump Lashes Out At Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Inquiry

Trump is accused of firing FBI Director James Comey over his refusal to steer the Russian Federation investigation away from former national security adviser Mike Flynn, a Trump ally. The president has denied trying to influence the investigation...

Vermont to join US Climate Alliance

Republicans are largely optimistic about the economic benefits of leaving the climate agreement, with more than three-quarters saying Trump's decision will help the economy and 73 percent saying it will create more jobs like those in traditional ener...

Trump Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

The news came the same week as Trump friend Chris Ruddy floated the possibility that Trump would fire Mueller, who was appointed to head up the investigation after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey . "I have never met with or had any conv...

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) June 15th

The different forms of abuse include psychological, financial, neglect , physical or sexual abuse . This intimate story reveals a hidden crisis harming older Americans in every community across the country. "The objective [of the event] is awarenes...

Will more USA troops make Afghanistan secure?

The Pentagon is reportedly considering deploying an extra 3,000 to 5,000 troops - some of whom would come from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies - in Afghanistan to help train and advise local forces fighting the Taliban and other insurg...

Search for escaped inmates expanding as it enters 3rd day

Blood flowed off the bus and onto the pavement. 31 other prisoners were on board the bus and they all stayed behind until officers arrived on scene. "Very frustrating", said Sill. The FBI has launched a nationwide media campaign to alert the public...

Ramadan toll shows Islamic State in pitched recruiting race

Trump commented that one reaps what it sows. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, and Iranian social media were flooded with expressions of grief and worry, denunciations of the attackers' barbarism, and howls of defiance: the ...

Sessions testifies he was never briefed on Russian interference in election

In his testimony last week, Comey said he and Trump had a one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office on February 14 about the investigation into the former national security adviser, Michael Flynn . "Why don't you tell me?" Wyden. There are none. 'In...

PM Modi, Pak PM Sharif exchange greetings at Kazakhstan's Astana Opera

All members described India's accession to SCO as historic and said it would strengthen security and promote regional cooperation among member countries. The two Chinese nationals were kidnapped last month from Quetta in Balochistan and were later br...

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8 dead in Florida nursing home Irma left without air conditioning

The owner of the nursing home also is an officer of Larkin Community Hospital, a medical center with a troubled history. According to Local 10 News, Broward County Mayor Barbara ...

USA citizen fighting for Islamic State surrenders in Syria

In a statement released through CNN , US Marine Corps Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway revealed that the Kurdish troops that are being backed up by the US military surrendered an A...

Tillerson presses China to put squeeze on North Korea

Touching upon the Brexit process, he added that "the U.S.is a steadfast ally and will stand by Britain as Brexit continues to take shape". We look forward to continuing this alli...

Death toll reaches 50 in twin attacks in southern Iraq

The attackers were disguised in security uniforms and drove stolen army vehicles when they targeted a police checkpoint and two restaurants. One report said at least four Iranians ...

Western powers press Iraq Kurd leaders to shelve 'very risky' independence vote

The referendum is scheduled for September 25 and millions of Kurds are urged to vote for or against the independence of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region of Iraq. The Kurdish pre...

Missing Pregnant Teacher Found Dead In Shallow Grave, Boyfriend Arrested

Police found Wallen's truck abandoned in an apartment complex off of Gramercy Place near Columbia Mall last Thursday. Wallen's family had said they received a "troubling" text m...

US Sanctions 11 People and Companies for Iranian Activities

The violation of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal by the United States would be tantamount to breaking global law, a lawmaker said, noting that the European parties to the ...

Global oil demand to exceed expectations in 2017, says International Energy Agency

In 2017, OPEC believes it will produce 32.7mb/d-roughly 500,000 b/d higher than its 2016 production totals. The Colonial pipeline that carries 2.5 million barrels of refined prod...

Japan seeks to upgrade security talks with India amid China muscle-flexing

The Japnese PM Shinzo Abe , accompanied by his wife Akie Abe, is on a two-day visit to India , to attend the annual summit between the two countries. Following the road show, bot...

Killed, 3 Injured in Washington State High School Shooting

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said three other people were shot, and a person has been taken into custody , according to The Spokesman-Review. He says he saw the student at school with ...

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UAE, Saudi oil ministers discuss oil market developments

UAE, Saudi oil ministers discuss oil market developments

By Monday morning, it had weakened to a tropical storm, heading towards Georgia. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was 17 cents higher at $48.24 a barrel. "The market is a...

Nine suspected terrorists killed in shootout in Egypt

Nine suspected terrorists killed in shootout in Egypt

The Al Jazeera news channel reported that the Islamic State's local affiliate claimed responsibility. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised...

Manatees rescued after Hurricane Irma left them stranded on Florida beach

Manatees rescued after Hurricane Irma left them stranded on Florida beach

It was only when local Michael Sechler went out for a walk that the manatees were noticed - and a rescue operation soon got under way. The manatees were spotted in an area that...

Forecast: Sunny And Mild All Weekend in NY

Forecast: Sunny And Mild All Weekend in NY

Monday: Sunny. High: Upper 70s. Rain will be most likely Tuesday and Wednesday . Florida will be greatly impacted, so if you have friends or relatives in Florida, make sure t...

Hurricane Irma sucks water from beaches in Bahamas

Hurricane Irma sucks water from beaches in Bahamas

Hurricane Irma is a violent Atlantic storm that's began in the Caribbean Islands on Wednesday and has since made its way across Cuba, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and is now wreaking...