UK'S JAVID SAYS ‘SEND HER BACK' CHANT AT TRUMP RALLY UNACCEPTABLE

LONDON - Chants of "send her back" directed at politicians are completely unacceptable in a modern democracy, British interior minister...

IRAN REJECTS TRUMP REPORT THAT U.S. NAVY DOWNED ‘PROVOCATIVE' DRONE

DUBAI - Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. Navy has destroyed one of its drones, saying all of...

 
 
 

GIBRALTAR EXTENDS DETENTION OF IRANIAN TANKER TO AUG. 15 - GIBRALTAR CHRONICLE

LONDON - Gibraltar's supreme court has granted a 30-day extension to allow authorities to detain the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 until...

AS ‘SUPERSTAR' CITIES KEEP WINNING, WORRISOME U.S. DIVIDE WIDENS

NASHVILLE - In the depths of the financial crisis, when the world was shunning debt and battening down for the worst, city officials...

 
 
 

U.S. HOUSE DEMOCRATS TO FOCUS MUELLER TESTIMONY ON TRUMP'S CONDUCT

WASHINGTON - When former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears in Congress on Wednesday, House Democrats will try to focus his...

MOB IN INDIA KILLS THREE ON SUSPICION OF CATTLE THEFT, THREE ARRESTED

NEW DELHI - A mob on Friday beat to death three men suspected of trying to steal cattle in India's eastern state of Bihar, police said,...

 
 
 

DUTCH STATE PARTLY LIABLE FOR SREBRENICA DEATHS -SUPREME COURT

THE HAGUE - The Supreme Court of the Netherlands on Friday upheld an earlier ruling that found the Dutch state partly liable for the...

IRAN'S GUARDS SAY THEY WILL RELEASE IMAGES TO DISPROVE U.S. CLAIM THAT DRONE SHOT DOWN

DUBAI - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they would release images to disprove U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that...

 
 
 

S.AFRICA'S GRAFT WATCHDOG SAYS RAMAPHOSA DELIBERATELY MISLED PARLIAMENT

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's anti-corruption watchdog said on Friday that President Cyril Ramaphosa had "deliberately misled" parliament...

IN BRITISH PM RACE, A FORMER RUSSIAN TYCOON QUIETLY WIELDS INFLUENCE

LONDON - For almost a decade, Alexander Temerko, who forged a career at the top of the Russian arms industry and had connections at...

 
 
 

NEW ZEALAND'S ARDERN FLIES COMMERCIAL AFTER SNAG HITS AIR FORCE PLANE

SYDNEY - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was forced to fly home on a commercial flight on Friday after a technical snag hit...

DUTCH STATE PARTLY LIABLE FOR SREBRENICA DEATHS -SUPREME COURT

THE HAGUE - The Supreme Court of the Netherlands upheld on Friday an earlier ruling that found the Dutch state partly liable for the...

 
 
 

ITV, BBC TO OFFER BRITBOX AT 6 POUNDS/MONTH IN UK

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IN THE NEWS TODAY, JULY 19

Five stories in the news for Friday, July 19

 
 
 

ATHLETICS-RECORD CONSUMED TAYLOR BUT STILL BELONGS TO EDWARDS

Four years ago, Jonathan Edwards' triple jump world record seemed sure to go. American Christian Taylor had just come within eight...

CHINA TAKES ‘COMPULSORY MEASURES' AGAINST AUSTRALIAN WRITER - MINISTRY

BEIJING - China's foreign ministry said Friday it has taken "compulsory measures" against Chinese-born Australian writer Yang Hengjun,...

 
 
 

FIRMS KNOW LITTLE ABOUT TRADE DEALS AS CANADA PUSHES TO DIVERSIFY: FEDERAL SURVEY

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged European partners this week to finalize Canada's trade deal with the EU, a push that came...

ITALY'S DI MAIO CALLS FOR MEETING WITH SALVINI IN PEACE OFFERING

ROME - Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio called for a meeting on Friday with government partner and co-deputy PM Matteo Salvini...

 
 
 

MLB ROUNDUP: STRASBURG KNOCKS IN 5, EARNS 12TH WIN

Stephen Strasburg did it all for the visiting Washington Nationals on Thursday, earning his National League-leading 12th win, hitting...

TWO KILLINGS SYMBOLIZE REACH OF KASHMIR CONFLICT AS DEATH TOLL SURGES

SRINAGAR/AWANTIPORA - More than 300 people died in the Kashmir region claimed by India and Pakistan in the first half of the year,...

 
 
 



Get ready for Round 2 of Kamala Harris vs. Joe Biden

Get ready for Round 2 of Kamala Harris vs. Joe Biden

It will be “Biden and Harris Round 2” at the second Democratic debates. The lineups for the Democratic presidential primary debates at the end of the month were drawn at random... Read more ...

Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia, son of former Supreme Court justice, for...

Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia, son of former Supreme Court justice, for labor secretary

President Donald Trump tweets that Scalia "is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but as a lawyer with great experience working with labor and everyone else." Read more ...

Woman confuses sculpture of Spider-Man hands for devil horns

Woman confuses sculpture of Spider-Man hands for devil horns

What a tangled web a Nebraska woman weaved about a sculpture she thought depicted devil horns - but is actually Spider-Man's hands. “It is a sculpture of two hands open... Read more ...

Strasburg hits and pitches Nationals to 13-4 win over Braves

Strasburg hits and pitches Nationals to 13-4 win over Braves

ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg had a three-run homer among his three hits and set a franchise-record for a pitcher with five RBIs, as the surging Washington Nationals beat the... Read more ...

Buzz Aldrin peed his pants on the moon and 18 other wild facts you never...

Buzz Aldrin peed his pants on the moon and 18 other wild facts you never learned about NASA's Apollo 11 mission

Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to walk on the moon . In the years since, behind-the-scenes... Read more ...

Judge denies Jeffrey Epstein's bail request, so the wealthy financier will...

Judge denies Jeffrey Epstein's bail request, so the wealthy financier will have to wait in jail for his trial on sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy charges

US District Judge Richard Berman announced his decision to deny wealthy financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein 's bail request Thursday morning in the US District... Read more ...

Man freed from prison because he was deemed too old to be a threat convicted...

Man freed from prison because he was deemed too old to be a threat convicted of woman's murder

Jurors deliberated less than an hour before reaching a guilty verdict. Read more ...

Trump Picks Scalia Son for Labor Secretary

Trump Picks Scalia Son for Labor Secretary

President Trump has picked one of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's five sons as his next secretary of labor. "I am pleased to announce that it is my intention to... Read more ...

House approves $15 minimum wage; Senate prospects are dim

House approves $15 minimum wage; Senate prospects are dim

House Democrats approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade. Read more ...

Stocks are jumping after two Fed officials signal rate cuts are coming - 'it...

Stocks are jumping after two Fed officials signal rate cuts are coming - 'it pays to act quickly'

World stocks jumped on Friday after comments from two Federal Reserve officials cemented traders' expectations of a cut to interest rates later this month. "You don't need to... Read more ...