Iraq probe: Please stop saying I was lying, says Blair

In a almost two hour-long news conference, the former prime minister said he still believes he acted in " good faith " and that the decision was the " hardest, most momentous, most agonizing " one he ever took. He argued that he had acted in good fa... More..

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Black Lives Matter protest blocks Los Angeles freeway
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Black Lives Matter protest blocks Los Angeles freeway

Authorities said there were no arrests and no reports of violence. Earlier, police in full gear stopped a group of protesters trying to walk onto an interstate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the scene of one of l...More..

N. Korea says to cut UN office-based channel to US
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

N. Korea says to cut UN office-based channel to US

North Korea said Monday it has chose to close its only direct diplomatic link with Washington, a move made days after the United States slapped sanctions on the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, and other official...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Pakistan's "living saint" got the country's first state funeral in 30 years

The Guardian newspaper said Edhi was an "angel of mercy" for his social work that also won worldwide acclaim. Strict security measures have been taken for the funeral as it is expected to be attended by thous...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Canada's prime minister on visit to Ukraine

It will bolster our economies, spur innovation, and lead to long term benefits for the middle class and those working hard to join it. Ukrainian rolled out a red carpet for Trudeau at the welcome ceremony out...More..

Australian leader claims election win, but questions remain
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Australian leader claims election win, but questions remain

The need for Mr Turnbull to court the support of those outside his party saw him stress that he valued every parliamentarian's contribution, even though he had warned Australians not to vote for minor parties a...More..

UK candidate Leadsom drops out of PM race, leaving only May
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

UK candidate Leadsom drops out of PM race, leaving only May

Mrs Leadsom hailed Mrs May as the "ideal candidate" to take post-Brexit Britain forward and said she should be put into power "as soon as possible". May is embarking on a nationwide campaign to gain support for...More..

United Kingdom will not turn its back on Europe: Cameron
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

United Kingdom will not turn its back on Europe: Cameron

The 27 leaders added a line to their summit statement at the last minute emphasising that principle. There could be "no negotiation without notification", he said. Labour lawmakers voted no confidence in Corb...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Eagle says she can save the Labour Party

The embattled leader says the rules of the Labor party indicate that the existing leader should automatically be on the ballot paper. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will face a leadership challenge from former s...More..

Trump's Combative GOP Senate Meeting
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Trump's Combative GOP Senate Meeting

In other words, Donald J. Trump is the disaster that the Republican Party brought on itself. Kirk recently withdrew his endorsement of Trump , who's now predicting that he'll defeat Democrat Hillary Clint...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Local MSP's respond to findings of Chilcott Inquiry

Chilcot said former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was warned of the risks of regional instability and the rise of terrorism before the invasion of Iraq, but pressed on regardless. However, the report says t...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

All eyes on Sydney McLaughlin in 400-meter hurdles

Dalilah Muhammad took the victory in 52.88 and Ashley Spencer took second in 54.02. On Aug. 7, McLaughlin will turn 17 , one week before the track events kick off in Rio. As the rounds went on it definite...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Australia's ruling coalition nears majority after polls

The minority government that Turnbull is now expected to lead will no longer have a clear mandate for his center-right Liberal-National coalition's jobs and growth agenda, including a return to budget surplus a...More..

Despite UN rebuke Iran says it will continue missile program
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Despite UN rebuke Iran says it will continue missile program

Following the adoption of the JCPOA, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 2231, which prohibits Iran from engaging in activities related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons. "I call...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Iraqi, U.S. airstrikes destroy 500 Islamic State vehicles fleeing Fallujah

If the figures are confirmed, the attack would be among the most deadly ever against the jihadist group. Iraqi security forces say they have fought a 15-hour battle with ISIL militants outside the city of Fal...More..

Iraq says 260 IS vehicles destroyed in Fallujah flight
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Iraq says 260 IS vehicles destroyed in Fallujah flight

On Sunday, Iraqi security forces said the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from IS control. According to Col. Chris Garver , a spokesman for the US coalition, a large gathering of vehicles was detected...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

FBI Director James Comey to face Congress over Hillary Clinton email investigation

Comey said that prosecutions for classified material have historically been reserved for cases of intentional or willful wrongdoing, obstruction of justice or disloyalty to the U.S. In May, a State Department i...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Noren wins Scottish Open for 5th European Tour victory

Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts, Danny Lee of New Zealand and Italian Matteo Manassero finished tied for third on 12-under-par. "I'm very happy", Noren told the European Tour's official website. "I played to win to...More..

Manipuri Girl Alleges Racism at Delhi Airport, Sushma Assures Action
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Manipuri Girl Alleges Racism at Delhi Airport, Sushma Assures Action

While the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed on the onus of it to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the question is whether the country's gatekeepers or the ministers knew fully well about our own people...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Kenney's exit from federal politics to have domino effect on Tory leadership

Strategically, Kenney is going to try to do in Alberta what Harper successfully did in Ottawa in 2004. That is, reunite the two warring factions of the province's conservative movement - the third-place Progr...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

George W Bush has not read damning Chilcot report

But a note from Blair to Bush sent before the war, and revealed by the inquiry, seems to promise unconditional support. Anti-war protesters rally in central London as the Chilcot report is released. The repor...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Iran's missile tests violate spirit of nuclear deal, Ban says

The resolution calls for Iran not to launch any ballistic missiles capable of delivering a nuclear weapon. Still, he said Germany has a "great deal of faith" in President Hassan Rohani and Foreign Minister Ja...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Murray wins 2nd set of Wimbledon final

Murray's latest major title also coincided with the return of eight-time grand slam victor Ivan Lendl to his coaching team last month. "Last time I was so relieved - I was very nervous today as well - but ju...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Dallas police chief: gunman was planning larger attacks

The rally in Dallas followed the fatal police shootings of Philando Castile, 32, near St. Paul , Minnesota, on Wednesday, and Alton Sterling, 37, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday. An undated handout ima...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

PH optimistic on South China Sea ruling

The Philippines is ready to accept the ruling. Even China seems to think so. Beijing says the court has no jurisdiction over the issue and that it will ignore the ruling. China will not accept any country's...More..

Protesters clash with Phoenix police officers, three arrested
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Protesters clash with Phoenix police officers, three arrested

A day later in Minnesota , another black man was shot dead by an officer. "I am one of many citizens in the city of Sulphur Springs and in our nation, who believe, pray and prepare in our hearts to conduct our...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Bernie Sanders To Endorse Hillary Clinton In New Hampshire, Campaign Says

Instead, he chose to continue his campaign as leverage to win concessions on his progressive policy agenda and reforms to the Democratic Party's nominating process. Sanders called the plan a "bold initiative"....More..

Next British PM: Theresa May or eurosceptic rival
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Next British PM: Theresa May or eurosceptic rival

Theresa May has maintained a commanding lead in the race to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister - with Justice Secretary Michael Gove eliminated from the running by Mrs Leadsom. In a joint statement Thursd...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Indian PM in Kenya on last leg of 4-nation African tour

The bonds between the two countries are long-standing and rich. "The Kenya government must therefore press to cater for these interests and negotiate a more agreeable balance of payment position which now fav...More..

Theresa May to face Andrea Leadsom in battle for Conservative Party leadership
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Theresa May to face Andrea Leadsom in battle for Conservative Party leadership

News reported that May won the second MPs ballot with 199 votes, while Leadsom picked up 84 of the votes. The 59-year-old May, who supported the losing "remain" side, said she is the best person to unite ...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Centre, Maharashtra Government Turn Up The Heat On Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik

Bangladesh has asked India to examine the speeches of Mumbai-based preacher Zakir Naik after reports that two of the seven terrorists who hacked to death 20 people at a Dhaka cafe last week were inspired by him...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

China: UN Chief Should Stress Rights Erosion

Tensions between the two sides, which have been rising ahead of a July 12 ruling by an arbitration court hearing the dispute between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, were heightened yesterday...More..

Somali militants attack army base, killing at least 10 soldiers
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Somali militants attack army base, killing at least 10 soldiers

On Sunday, the president's office said in a statement the government destroyed an al Shabaab base used to store military supplies in a region south of Mogadishu without resistance. Members of the al-Shabab en...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Jordan demands Israel end Jerusalem violations

Meanwhile, Israeli authorities have prevented settlers and non-Muslims from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque until the end of the holy month of Ramadan. At least 29 Palestinians have been injured in clashes carrie...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Clinton courts Sanders with college plan

Bernie Sanders , I-V.t, right, speaks as Hillary Clinton listens during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in NY. What Sanders fails to realize is that this goal will...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

US Senate approves compromise labeling bill for genetically engineered foods

If the House does not pass the bill in its current form next week, the bill could still pass before Vermont's government starts enforcing its own mandatory GMO labeling law, which requires an on-package ...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Utah Patient is First Zika-Related Death in Continental US

On Friday, Salt Lake County health officials confirmed that an elderly patient who had Zika died - but were unsure of how Zika contributed to that person's death. The statement confirms that there is no threa...More..

FBI Director: Petraeus Leaks Were Much Worse Than Clinton Email Mess
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

FBI Director: Petraeus Leaks Were Much Worse Than Clinton Email Mess

Last October, Clinton, already a Democratic presidential candidate, calmly deflected harsh Republican criticism of her handling of the attack during a testy 11-hour hearing before Gowdy's committee. "Clearly in...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Shinzo Abe close to super majority as Japanese back Abenomics

Analysts say with the support of small nationalist parties, Abe may now have the numbers to push through a change to the constitutional bar on Japanese troops waging war. Abe told a parliamentary session in Mar...More..

Charlotte Church rants at Nigel Farage after he quits
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Charlotte Church rants at Nigel Farage after he quits

The party's National Executive Committee received his resignation and approved Mr Farage's appointment of Mr Oakden at a meeting on Monday. Farage stood down following the 2015 election after failing in his b...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Iraq invaded before peace options exhausted: United Kingdom inquiry

And he denied that he was a pliant ally of President George W. Bush, defending a controversial message he sent the American president in 2002, before the decision to invade, which included the phrase "I will be...More..

Robber steals presidential coin from oldest US park ranger
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Robber steals presidential coin from oldest US park ranger

The Richmond Police Department are still on the lookout for the culprit, and would appreciate any information that may lead to their capture, reports ABC 7. Fearing he would come at her again, Soskin said she p...More..

Our guide to McHenry County Fourth of July celebrations
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Our guide to McHenry County Fourth of July celebrations

Here are some worthy ones outside of Boston. Have you made plans yet about where you'll celebrate the long Independence Day weekend? The New Suffolk Civic Association will host a "very special" parade J...More..

Trump copied my plans for trade: Hillary
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Trump copied my plans for trade: Hillary

Lewandowski attended the speech, and Stephen Stepanek, cochairman of Trump's state campaign, said Trump's interaction with his former top aide was cordial. He said Clinton is still keen on the TPP, having on...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Labour leadership contest: Here's everything we found out today

Some Labour MPs believe that if Mr Corbyn is on the ballot he will win. Corbyn was elected just ten months ago with the votes of hundreds of thousands of Labour members and supporters on the basis of an a...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Fadnavis orders police probe into preacher Naik's speeches, writings

Majeed, who is under NIA, told the investigating agency that he was deeply influenced by Naik's preaching. Earlier on Friday, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India also chose to ban Zakir Naik's ...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Japanese election: Abe set to win super majority

Critically, as the final seats are declared early on Monday morning, the LDP-Komeito coalition stands to win a two-thirds supermajority, granting Abe the legislative ballast that would be necessary to put any c...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

"The coup has failed" unions warn Labour Party MPs

Ex Shadow Commons leader Chris Bryant warned that if Jeremy Corbyn did win another leadership contest it would "break the back of the Labour Party". She also demanded that Corbyn re-engaged with MPs including...More..

Obama says attacks on police hurt Black Lives Matter cause
by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Obama says attacks on police hurt Black Lives Matter cause

The Dallas shooter, 25 year-old Micah Johnson, a veteran of the Afghan war, had experience both of U.S. violence against innocent populations in other parts of the world and white American violence against blac...More..

by | Monday, July 11, 2016

Chilcot probe notwithstanding, Australia defends supporting Iraq War

The long-awaited Chilcot report on Britain's decision to invade Iraq has finally arrived and it is no surprise that it is damning to the United Kingdom political and military establishment, particularly former ...More..