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Qatar weighs demands to end crisis amid threat of long siege Qatar weighs demands to end crisis amid threat of long siege
- June 26, 2017

Customs and Trade Minister Bulent Tufenkci said Turkish exports to Qatar have tripled since the four Arab countries began boycotting the Gulf state earlier this month . Kuwait said the list has not been sanctioned by either Qatar or Kuwait , which has been trying to mediate between the two sides. Later in June, several African countries cut relations with Qatar and others downgraded ties. (more...)
Trump's son-in-law Kushner begins peace push with Middle East talks Trump's son-in-law Kushner begins peace push with Middle East talks
- June 26, 2017

The new settlement is meant to house residents of the West Bank outpost of Amona after it was demolished in February. While Israel has not launched new settlements in recent decades, extensive construction has focussed on expanding existing settlements. (more...)
LSU Eliminates Oregon State to Reach College World Series Finals LSU Eliminates Oregon State to Reach College World Series Finals
- June 26, 2017

CT. In the nightcap, Florida right-hander Alex Faedo was too much for TCU, striking out 11 in the Gators' 3-0 win. LSU advanced to the CWS Finals with a 6-1 win over top-ranked Oregon State on Saturday. "We didn't put any pressure on them". Papierski opened the scoring with his three-run drive into the right-field seats, and he made it 5-0 in the fourth when he homered to left. (more...)
Qatar says Saudi-led demands not 'reasonable' Qatar says Saudi-led demands not 'reasonable'
- June 26, 2017

It comes almost three weeks after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt imposed a tight blockade on Qatar, their neighbour in the Gulf. The country's isolation is about "behavioral change" rather than regime change, he said at a press conference in Dubai . Turkey and Qatar signed a military cooperation agreement that allows the former to establish a base on Qatari soil in line with their sovereign rights, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said, calling on ... (more...)
10 bodies found, almost 100 missing in massive China landslide
- June 26, 2017

A couple and their two-month-old baby were the only survivors reported to have been found alive. Geologists told the publication that the chances of finding survivors under the rubble were slim. He said the rain could have been the external cause. Satellite equipment and drones are being used at the disaster site to make search and rescue easier. (more...)
Disability advocates protest outside McConnell's office Disability advocates protest outside McConnell's office
- June 26, 2017

The people protesting that effect were physically removed from the area, and footage of the protests and their aftermath shows Capitol Police removing one woman from her wheelchair as they took her away. For their pains, they were dragged from their protest site by Capitol police officers. They called their protest a "die-in". The Capitol Police said 15 men and 28 women were arrested and charged with crowding and obstructing. (more...)
Malan leads England to series win over South Africa
- June 25, 2017

Get the report and match scores. In what can be called as one of the finest final overs bowled in T20 cricket, Andile Phehlukwayo delivered a superb final over as South Africa beat England by three runs in a thrilling Twenty20 worldwide at Taunton on Friday. (more...)
Fabulous Federer trounces Zverev to claim ninth Halle title Fabulous Federer trounces Zverev to claim ninth Halle title
- June 25, 2017

Despite a shock exit from Stuttgart on his comeback last week, Federer has improved in Halle and has not lost a set. It pits world no. 5 Roger Federer against the word no. The Australian Open champion won 7-6 6-4 in Halle against his opponent, who served and volleyed at every opportunity. He made the semifinals there last year so a title this year at the All England Club would bring him a net gain of 1280 ranking points. (more...)
Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years
- June 25, 2017

Footage obtained by AP showed Iraqi forces pushing into the Bab al-Beed neighborhood in Mosul's Old City-the last IS stronghold in what appears to be the final major Iraqi battle. The Iraqi prime minister said the destruction of the religious site, where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had proclaimed the establishment of a caliphate across Iraq and Syria in 2014, signals the imminent defeat of Islamic State. (more...)
Michelle Carter adds bronze medal at USATF Championships Michelle Carter adds bronze medal at USATF Championships
- June 25, 2017

The first team All-America honoree had previously taken the bronze medal at the ACC Outdoor Championships and set a school record in the women's javelin throw three times this season. Truniger was seeded third, and Cole had the 12th best time entering Friday's race. He improved upon his previous PR by over a meter. The race began after the Daily Herald's press time. (more...)
Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar
- June 25, 2017

Speaking outside the Istanbul mosque after prayers marking the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, Erdogan said he would continue his planned program despite feeling briefly unwell. "This approach of 13 demands is against worldwide law because you can not attack or intervene in the sovereignty of a country". Qatar is home to the largest USA base in the region, Al-Udeid, and Bahrain is home to the Fifth Fleet of the United States Navy. (more...)
Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right
- June 25, 2017

And then to a roar of applause and approval, he said, "This is when we are going to defund Planned Parenthood once and for all". Before Pence took the stage, Focus on the Family president Jim Daly announced that the group would donate an ultrasound machine to a crisis pregnancy center in IN in the vice president's honor. (more...)
Fed raises rates, unveils cuts to bond holdings in sign of confidence
- June 25, 2017

The amount of securities the Fed held on its balance sheet ballooned from less than a trillion dollars before the crisis to roughly $4-and-a-half trillion. It also signaled Fed officials are convinced the economic slowdown over the winter was temporary. They forecast USA economic growth of 2.2 percent in 2017, an increase from the previous projection in March . (more...)
Saudi-led block does not want regime change in Qatar: UAE
- June 25, 2017

He said the demands were proof that the sanctions had "nothing to do with combating terrorism". "This is our list of demands from Qatar ". The anti-Qatari coalition has accused the gas-rich nation of funding terrorist groups in the region - claims echoed by Donald Trump, who said Qatar have "historically been funding terrorism at a very high level" in June. (more...)
President Trump and newly crowned Saudi prince share hardline views on Iran President Trump and newly crowned Saudi prince share hardline views on Iran
- June 25, 2017

According to the royal decree, the decision by King Salman to appoint his son was endorsed by 31 out of 34 members of the Allegiance Council, which is made up of senior members of the ruling Al Saud family. #President Trump and Mohammed Bin Salman pointed out the importance of tackling Iran's act of destabilizing the region when both men met at the White House in March. (more...)
Free dental work for veterans Free dental work for veterans
- June 25, 2017

Almost 450 Aspen Dental practices participated across the country as part of the company's Healthy Mouth Movement. We caught up with Veterans in Paducah where they were getting their teeth checked out and worked on. Help our Veterans for what they did for us". More than a million veterans lack dental insurance, according to Aspen Dental. Dr. Chad Schulz with Aspen Dental of Wausau said that it was a special day for he and his team, as the office was only open to the men and women who ... (more...)
Donald Trump sends 'warm greetings' to Muslims celebrating Eid
- June 25, 2017

On this year 2017, the end of the holy month of Ramadan is June 25th or 26th. In Russia, Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims throughout the country. The end of Ramadan usually depends on when the moon is sighted. Several countries have already started with the celebrations . Libya and Algeria the African countries will celebrate the Eid on Sunday, June 25th. (more...)
Watters: 'Are the Democrats Sick of Losing Yet?'
- June 25, 2017

But, Vela insisted "that would all change now", adding that while the House Democratic Caucus ultimately determines who the new leader would be, "if it's somebody like Tim Ryan , I would certainly support him". House Democratic leaders are taking some comfort in coming in a close second for a seat that's always been firmly in GOP hands. She is, after all, a millionaire San Francisco party-line liberal incapable of understanding what most of America wants and needs. (more...)
Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela: Pelosi 'doesn't help our candidate
- June 25, 2017

And control of the House of Representatives could still be in play in the 2018 midterm elections. "This is certainly something that we have to discuss, because it's clear that, I think, across the board in the Democratic party we need new leadership ", said Massachusetts Democrat Seth Moulton on CNN . (more...)
Narendra Modi Launches India-Portugal Startup Hub In Lisbon Narendra Modi Launches India-Portugal Startup Hub In Lisbon
- June 25, 2017

At the invitation of Trump, the Prime Minister would spend several hours with the US President at the White House on Monday afternoon, which would end with a dinner later that night. US President Trump is unpredictable. This approach, experts say has led to high drug prices in the U.S. and around the world, by limiting competition, and has been revealed recently in several news reports based on leaked draft of "executive order" on drug prices, says a statement from Médecins Sans ... (more...)

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