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Queen Elizabeth scolds Prince William like every good grandma should Queen Elizabeth scolds Prince William like every good grandma should
- June 18, 2016

It turns out even Prince William isn't immune from a telling off from his granny. The priceless reaction of 2-year-old Prince George, who put his hand on his face, was the icing on the cake. "We were chasing Zara around who was on a go-cart, and Peter and I managed to herd Zara into a lamppost and the lamppost came down and almost squashed her", he said. (more...)
Obama angrier with me than Orlando shooter
- June 17, 2016

Speaking to reporters after a briefing on the Orlando shooting, Obama said Trump's call for tougher talk on terrorism and a strict ban on Muslim immigration would undermine American values. "There's not been a moment in my 7 1/2 years as president where we have not been able to pursue a strategy because we didn't use the label, 'radical Islam, '" President Obama said on Tuesday. (more...)
Mega Ceremony Marks Opening of $5.5 Billion Shanghai Park
- June 17, 2016

Iger also shared a greeting similar to the one Walt Disney said on opening day for the original Disneyland, in 1955: "To all who come to this happy place, welcome". There are already some 300 theme parks in China and another 60 on the way, but nothing comparative with the size and scope of Disney . In the 1980s, classic Disney cartoons aired on Chinese state television, while more recently, hit movies like " Zootopia " have introduced new characters, which Shanghai Disneyland features ... (more...)
Asean-China talks in disarray amid sea row Asean-China talks in disarray amid sea row
- June 17, 2016

The statement specified "land reclamation" as a source of tension, a clear reference to China's massive island building activities where it is trying to cement a claim to nearly the whole sea. An officer in the press department of the Laos foreign affairs ministry who would not give his name said by phone he was aware the statement had been retracted , but didn't know why. (more...)
China-ASEAN Joint Stance Adopted on Sea Dispute China-ASEAN Joint Stance Adopted on Sea Dispute
- June 17, 2016

It has started building artificial islands for military goal boosting its claim over it. "We have to retract the media statement by the ASEAN foreign ministers... The Philippines and Vietnam have come into direct confrontation with China over territorial disputes. Meanwhile, the G-7 nations last month cautioned against rising maritime tensions in the South China Sea and issued a veiled rebuke against China. (more...)
Bangladesh arrests over 5300 in crackdown on extremists
- June 17, 2016

The latest attack came just hours after police said they launched a nationwide anti militancy drive, besides engaging elite anti crime Rapid Action Battalion and paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh . In addition to those detained, police killed " several " suspects in shootouts while attempting to arrest them. The Islamic State and al-Qaida have announced they are behind numerous killings , which the government disputes. (more...)
Russia says 48-hour truce reached in Syria's Aleppo Russia says 48-hour truce reached in Syria's Aleppo
- June 17, 2016

The United Nations says almost 600,000 Syrians live in besieged areas, most surrounded by government forces. The latest truce comes amid a spike in civilian deaths in the city. In the memo, the State Department officials wrote that the Assad government's continuing violations of the partial cease-fire will doom efforts to broker a political settlement because Assad will feel no pressure to negotiate with the moderate opposition or other factions fighting him. (more...)
Obama, Clinton bash Trump for his remarks on massacre
- June 17, 2016

Dismayed Republicans scrambled for cover Tuesday from Trump's inflammatory response to the Orlando massacre. On Monday, Trump insinuated that Mr. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Circuit Center in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 . (more...)
McCain: Obama 'directly responsible' for Orlando shooting McCain: Obama 'directly responsible' for Orlando shooting
- June 17, 2016

Following the Boston Marathon, Fort Hood, and San Bernardino tragedies, the president's agenda of gun control, minimal ground forces, and restrained airstrikes derive directly from the Democratic Party playbook, falling far short of the aggressive, offensive and bold tactics needed to defeat Islamic State. (more...)
UberEats Brings Food Delivery App to Londoners UberEats Brings Food Delivery App to Londoners
- June 17, 2016

Londoners can download the UberEats app or visit ubereats.com for service in Central London seven days a week from 11am to 11pm. However the company says it is planning to expand its delivery area across the United Kingdom and add more restaurants soon. (more...)
Bangladesh arrest additional 2000 in anti-militant crackdown
- June 17, 2016

The killing caused a furore among Bangladesh's political establishment. Bangladesh , an officially secular republic, has experienced large protests and counter protests in recent years over the role of religion in society. United Nations rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said he was concerned about the killings and urged the government to do more to protect the affected groups. (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda Confirms 'Hamilton' Exit, Will Film with Original Cast
- June 17, 2016

Muñoz, who recently fought a battle with cancer, also covered for Miranda in In the Heights , before officially taking over the lead role of Usnavi on Broadway and later on the national tour. "I'm leaving because I have other opportunities that are going to need my mental real estate". "I don't know who's staying and who's going". Munoz has been working as Miranda's alternate and now leads in Sunday matinee performances. (more...)
Hong Kong bookseller calls detention a blatant policy breach
- June 17, 2016

He was held for more than eight months and forced to give scripted confessions on TV over selling banned books, he said. Lam was one of the minor characters in the saga of the missing booksellers, which gained worldwide attention because two other men involved had foreign citizenship and were suspected of being abducted by Chinese security agents working outside mainland China. (more...)
Orlando shooter's wife was aware of attack plans Orlando shooter's wife was aware of attack plans
- June 17, 2016

I am the shooter", the caller cut in. The murky picture of the Orlando massacre gunman Omar Mateen grew more complex yesterday, after it was revealed that the FBI is investigating whether he had been a regular at the gay dance club he attacked and if he had been leading a secret double life as a homosexual. (more...)
The Orlando Shooter Had 'Gay Tendencies,' According to His Ex-Wife The Orlando Shooter Had 'Gay Tendencies,' According to His Ex-Wife
- June 17, 2016

She may be charged as an accessory to 49 counts of murder and 53 counts of attempted murder as well as failing to inform authorities about her former husband's plans. According to reports, Mateen walked into Pulse nightclub about 2 a.m. Sunday morning with a semiautomatic pistol and an assault rifle. The Islamic State group claimed that Mateen was acting as "one of the soldiers of the caliphate in America". (more...)
Indonesia, Vietnam stress ASEAN's common stance on South China Sea Indonesia, Vietnam stress ASEAN's common stance on South China Sea
- June 17, 2016

What came out of the Kunming meeting, as we, in The Times, expected, was a pair of contradictory statements from one Asean member and the Asean secretariat. But just hours later, a Malaysian ministry spokeswoman recalled the statement, saying "urgent amendments" needed to be made and an updated version would be distributed. (more...)
South China Sea: China willing to pay the price of defiance South China Sea: China willing to pay the price of defiance
- June 17, 2016

China lobbied strongly against the move, resulting in some Asean countries - Cambodia and Laos said to be among them - withdrawing support for the bloc's statement at the last minute. Still, Group of Seven leaders expressed concern about instability in the South China Sea at a meeting in Japan last month. The ASEAN-China meeting, which was supposed to bring the two sides closer together, ended in disarray, with no joint statement issued at the end of the meeting, suggesting the ... (more...)
Sen. Murphy gun control filibuster ends after almost 15 hours Sen. Murphy gun control filibuster ends after almost 15 hours
- June 17, 2016

Steve Daines, R-Mont., said in a written statement. The Connecticut senator also explained why Democrats were responding so aggressively to the Orlando shooting, and defended against criticism that the tragedy was being politicized. Republicans have argued that the so-called "no fly, no buy" law denies due process rights to Americans erroneously placed on the secret, often inaccurate terrorist watch list . (more...)
US Fed keeps interest rates unchanged US Fed keeps interest rates unchanged
- June 17, 2016

Fed officials now expect they will raise the short-term interest rate they control three times next year, compared with a forecast of four in March. It noted that the housing market is improving and that the consequences of an export slowdown have lessened. (more...)
Obama's blistering attack on Donald Trump over Muslim comments Obama's blistering attack on Donald Trump over Muslim comments
- June 17, 2016

In Utah, the most heavily Republican state in the last presidential election, a Salt Lake Tribune poll out just a few days ago showed Clinton and Trump tied, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson claiming the support of 13 percent of respondents. (more...)