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Author: 0 IDF Patriot Missiles Shoots Down Syrian Sukhoi Warplane Over Israel

It is reportedly the first time Israel has shot down a manned Syrian aircraft since 2014. The military said it has observed increased internal fighting in Syria since early Tuesday, including more activity by the Syrian Air Force. But, a Syrian military source accused Israel of firing at one of its warplanes as it carried out operations against jihadists over Syrian territory.

Global Media 'Hundreds missing' after dam collapses in Laos
Author: 0 'Hundreds missing' after dam collapses in Laos

The official Lao news agency KPL reported the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Attapeu province collapsed Monday evening, releasing five billion cubic metres of water. The dam was built to divert the Houay Makchanh, Xe-Namnoy and Xe-Pian rivers into reservoirs that feed into a 410-megawatt power plant that is due to begin operations in 2019.

Global Media Brexit deal: Let's get on with it, says Theresa May
Author: 0 Brexit deal: Let's get on with it, says Theresa May

Asked whether he got such assurances, he said: "Well we actually didn't discuss that in any detail, but I think everyone understands Ireland's position when it comes to there not being a physical or hard Border between North and south - it's just something that we can not contemplate".

Author: 0 Israeli military shoots down Syrian fighter jet

Witnesses said the Israeli army launched two interceptor missiles, followed by explosions. As a condition of accepting the return of the Syrian army to the border region, Netanyahu said Israel is demanding strict adherence to a 1974 disengagement deal that created a buffer zone patrolled by United Nations forces between Syria and Israel.

Global Media North Korea begins dismantling nuclear and ballistic missile facilities
Author: 0 North Korea begins dismantling nuclear and ballistic missile facilities

During the landmark meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore last month, the two leaders signed a deal to work towards the " complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula". The move is expected to serve as an impetus in North Korea's denuclearization talks with the US that appeared to have been stalled in the past weeks.

Global Media Wildfires kill almost 50 in Greece
Author: 0 Wildfires kill almost 50 in Greece

Regional authorities have declared a state of emergency in the eastern and western parts of the greater Athens area as fires fanned by gale-force winds raged through pine forests and seaside settlements. Hundreds of people scrambled to the sea as the blaze closed in close to the shore. An ominous cloud of black-orange smoke hung over the Acropolis hill and the Parthenon temple in Athens on Monday afternoon, but the fire posed no immediate threat to Greece's famed ancient monuments.

Global Media Iran general warns Donald Trump: 'US will regret threatening Tehran'
Author: 0 Iran general warns Donald Trump: 'US will regret threatening Tehran'

Donald Trump left Morristown, New Jersey on Sunday after spending the weekend at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, before firing off his aggressive late-night tweet . The Trump administration described its approach to North Korea in the same terms. Iran has been under increasing US pressure and possible sanctions since Trump's decision in May to withdraw the United States from a 2015 agreement between world powers and Iran over its disputed nuclear program.

Global Media South Korea Says It Plans To Reduce Guard Posts On The DMZ
Author: 0 South Korea Says It Plans To Reduce Guard Posts On The DMZ

A rocket launch from Sohae space centre in 2016, shown on North Korean TV. It has taken five weeks for the process to start since the historic summit took place between US President Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong-un . But the deal was criticised for a lack of details on when or how Pyongyang would renounce its nuclear weapons. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo echoed Brook's statement, saying the challenge with North Korea is not over.

Global Media United Kingdom may refuse paying EU Brexit divorce bill
Author: 0 United Kingdom may refuse paying EU Brexit divorce bill

The EU's position on EU citizens in the United Kingdom has been to insist on no diminution of their rights, "but this has to work both ways", the Committee said. " Britain would find that challenging but in the end we would find a way not just to survive but to thrive economically ", he said. It is expected that talks between the European Commission Brexit negotiating team, led by Michel Barnier, and the British government, led by new Brexit secretary Dominic Raab , will resume in Brussels ...

Global Media At least 20 die in wildfires raging near Athens
Author: 0 At least 20 die in wildfires raging near Athens

Hundreds of firefighters are battling the blazes and the authorities are seeking worldwide assistance. At least 20 people have died and more than 60 have been hospitalised after wildfires that have raged on the outskirts of Athens. Flights have been diverted elsewhere because of low visibility. A search and rescue operation has been launched for 10 tourists who fled by boat.

Global Media Imran Khan reveals biggest mistake of his life
Author: 0 Imran Khan reveals biggest mistake of his life

An election candidate and his driver were killed by a suicide bomb attack in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, police said, three days before the country's general election. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif will attend rallies in Punjab's Dera Ghazi Khan and Rawalpindi to address the party's stronghold areas in the province, the Express Tribune reported.

Global Media North Korea appears to be dismantling missile launch facility, images show
Author: 0 North Korea appears to be dismantling missile launch facility, images show

An official from South Korea's presidential office on Tuesday said Seoul has also been detecting dismantlement activities at North Korea's Sohae launch site but did not specify what the North was supposedly taking apart. Brooks said the challenge now is to continue to make progress with North Korea, and said that the level of diplomacy is high with abundant channels of communication now open on the Korean peninsula.

Global Media China's Xi Jinping strikes deals with Rwanda during four-nation African tour
Author: 0 China's Xi Jinping strikes deals with Rwanda during four-nation African tour

Both President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India are on their first visits to Rwanda and both will be signing a clutch of pacts in Kigali in a bid to shore up ties. Moving on to South Africa on July 25, Modi will be travelling to the country for the first time since President Cyril Ramaphose took over this February.

Global Media Ocasio-Cortez's high profile spurs fears of Dem rift
Author: 0 Ocasio-Cortez's high profile spurs fears of Dem rift

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly minted progressive star from NY, hit the campaign trail in deep-red Kansas with Sen. "Even our Democrats around here are not socialist democrats", he said. Sroka said Thompson's platform "speaks to a fundamental understanding that Americans have that the current political system isn't working for them while it's working for millionaires and billionaires and wealthy and powerful interests".

Global Media POTUS Threatens Iran In Explosive All Caps Twitter Tirade
Author: 0 POTUS Threatens Iran In Explosive All Caps Twitter Tirade

In his latest salvo, Trump tweeted late on Sunday that hostile threats from Iran could bring dire consequences . "That small group who have been defeated by this insane president's psychological warfare should know that America will not be satisfied with anything less than our destruction", he said .

Global Media Sarah Huckabee Sanders Defends Trump's 'Hoax' Tweet About Russian Interference
Author: 0 Sarah Huckabee Sanders Defends Trump's 'Hoax' Tweet About Russian Interference

The latest documents , however, plainly note the possible political motive behind hiring Steele: "The FBI speculates that the identified USA person was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit" Trump's campaign. The main reason they issued the warrant was the dossier prepared by Mr. Steele. Page has denied being an agent of the Russian government and has not been charged with any crime.

Global Media Prosecutors Get Access To 12 Cohen Recordings After Privilege Waived
Author: 0 Prosecutors Get Access To 12 Cohen Recordings After Privilege Waived

The recording was among the records seized in an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of his office and residences in April, multiple people familiar with the probe said. "I can think of no good legal reason for the Trump team not to assert privilege over these tapes. I could have received it from Michael Cohen; I could have received it from Michael Cohen's counsel; I could have received it from others".

Global Media Deal to force Julian Assange out of embassy ‘imminent’
Author: 0 Deal to force Julian Assange out of embassy ‘imminent’

However, the Ecuadorian leader is also expected to use his trip to the British Isles to "finalize an agreement under which Ecuador will withdraw its asylum protection of Julian Assange ", according to the Intercept's co-editor, Glenn Greenwald , who is best known for a series of reports detailing the U.S.

Global Media Stormy Daniels' husband seeks divorce
Author: 0 Stormy Daniels' husband seeks divorce

A week after her arrest at a strip club in OH, a "petition for divorce was filed". Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, married heavy-metal rock drummer Glendon Crain in 2015 after the two had been together for several years, according to media reports .

Global Media Coats: Denuclearizing N Korea will be complicated
Author: 0 Coats: Denuclearizing N Korea will be complicated

Earlier this week, US President Donald Trump seemingly made a U-turn in Washington's policy on Pyongyang's disarmament, as he said that there is " no rush " on North Korean denuclearization for the US. According to the Security Council North Korea sanctions committee website, only Russian Federation and China have reported legitimate sales of some 14,000 tons of refined petroleum to North Korea in 2018.

Global Media Eritrea’s envoy for Ethiopia in peace deal
Author: 0 Eritrea’s envoy for Ethiopia in peace deal

Ethiopia also appointed Redwan Hussien as Ambassador to Eritrea . On Monday, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki re-opened the Eritrean embassy in Ethiopia at the end of three-day state visit to Addis Ababa , the first by Afwerki to Ethiopia in 22 years.

Global Media Trump tells Iran 'never, ever threaten' USA after Rouhani's war talk
Author: 0 Trump tells Iran 'never, ever threaten' USA after Rouhani's war talk

Trump's words were written in large letters as part of a Twitter message. Despite the heightened rhetoric, both sides have reasons to want to avoid starting a conflict. "I think it takes it to a new level", said Francona, a former US Air Force intelligence officer who worked in the Middle East and retired as a lieutenant colonel.