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New UK Brexit chief: We may not pay exit fee if no deal

TownHall - 5 hours 14 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Britain's slow move away from the European Union took a new twist Sunday as the new Brexit chief suggested that Britain might not pay its 39 billion pound ($51 billion) divorce bill if no trade agreement with the European Union is reached

In Damascus, Syrians dare to hope that war's end may be near

TownHall - 5 hours 20 min ago
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Crossing into Syria from neighboring Lebanon, visitors are greeted by giant posters of President Bashar Assad.The signs proclaim: "Welcome to victorious Syria."In the capital of Damascus, many of the checkpoints tha

Guess who's still a factor in Zimbabwe's election? Mugabe.

TownHall - 5 hours 38 min ago
MASVINGO, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe has been forced out but he's hardly faded away. Ahead of this month's historic election, dozens of people in T-shirts with his image danced to anti-government songs while vowing revenge.<

Pope appeals for end of migrant shipwrecks, prays for dead

TownHall - 5 hours 38 min ago
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has lamented the latest migrant deaths in shipwrecks of smugglers' boats and entreated nations to act swiftly to prevent more tragedies.Francis in his traditional Sunday appearance to faithful in St. Peter's Squa

Congratulations to @JudicialWatch and @TomFitton on being successful in getting the Carter Page FISA documents. As usual they are ridiculously heavily redacted but confirm with little doubt that the Department of “Justice” and FBI misled the courts....

Trump Twitter - 5 hours 56 min ago

Congratulations to and on being successful in getting the Carter Page FISA documents. As usual they are ridiculously heavily redacted but confirm with little doubt that the Department of “Justice” and FBI misled the courts. Witch Hunt Rigged, a Scam!

Jeep exec takes over Fiat, marking end of Marchionne era

TownHall - 6 hours 16 min ago
ROME (AP) — Jeep executive Mike Manley will be the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after longtime leader Sergio Marchionne's health suddenly deteriorated following surgery.The announcement after an emergency board meeting Saturday marked th

Crackdown feared as Russian grad school faces govt penalty

TownHall - 6 hours 27 min ago
MOSCOW (AP) — One of Russia's best-known graduate schools, created to avoid a brain drain among top academics in the newly open Russia of the 1990s, has lost its state accreditation, amid fears of a wider clampdown on educational institutions with stro

Kenyan school children using slingshots to plant trees

TownHall - 6 hours 47 min ago
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — School children in Kenya are helping to fight deforestation by planting seeds using slingshots.It's part of an initiative by the company SeedBalls Kenya, which makes and sells seedballs globally. It encourages children to h

Trump's new midterm threat: A trade war smacking voters (Megan Cassella/Politico)

Memeorandum - 7 hours 10 min ago

Megan Cassella / Politico:
Trump's new midterm threat: A trade war smacking voters  —  Market analysts, industry experts and economists warn the economic fallout of the president's tariffs could peak around election time.  —  President Donald Trump's trade wars could become a major political drag for Republicans …

Police launch desperate search for University of Iowa student

Daily Mail - 8 hours 25 min ago
The search for University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, 20, dragged into the weekend after she was initially reported missing on Wednesday while jogging around her neighborhood.

Israel rescues Syrian volunteers stranded in border area

TownHall - 8 hours 35 min ago
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Sunday it had rescued members of a Syrian volunteer civil organization from the volatile border area and evacuated them to a third country, the first such Israeli intervention in Syria's lengthy civil war.

Judge Jeanine Pirro thanks Whoopi

Daily Mail - 8 hours 36 min ago
Judge Jeannine Pirro addressed the fiery row she had with Whoopi Goldberg on the set of The View earlier this week, first thanking the comedian for promoting her book./

Iranian media: Southern Iran jolted by magnitude 5.7 quake

TownHall - 8 hours 37 min ago
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian semi-official news agency says a magnitude 5.7 earthquake has jolted a town in the country's south.ISNA says the temblor rocked the town of Ruydar, in Hormozgan province, early on Sunday. The town is located some 9

David Beckham's nephew Dagenham Essex Freddie Every heartbroken at family snub

Daily Mail - 8 hours 40 min ago
Freddie Every, 17 (pictured) lives with his father Colin in a one-bedroom flat in Dagenham, Essex, after he divorced David Beckham's elder sister Lynne in 2010.

Gunmen in South Africa ambush taxi drivers; 11 killed

TownHall - 8 hours 41 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police say gunmen have opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers' association, killing 11 people and critically wounding four others.Police Brig. Jay Naicker says the victims of the Saturday ni

South African police: Gunmen fire on minibus carrying taxi drivers, killing 11, critically wounding 4

TownHall - 8 hours 44 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police: Gunmen fire on minibus carrying taxi drivers, killing 11, critically wounding 4.

Britain has a summer job for you: Count the butterflies

TownHall - 9 hours 2 min ago
LONDON (AP) — What to do during Britain's hottest summer in years? Why, count butterflies, of course.Britain is holding a Big Butterfly Count to help experts assess the state of the wildlife environment. The count is being backed by celebrities,

Disappearing messages, private phones test open records laws

TownHall - 9 hours 13 min ago
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One app promotes itself as a way to discuss sensitive negotiations and human resources problems without leaving a digital record.Another boasts that disappearing messages "keep your message history tidy." And a popular ema

Afghan official: First vice president to return from abroad

TownHall - 9 hours 14 min ago
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan spokesman says the country's first vice president, a former Uzbek warlord, is returning home after more than a year of living in Turkey.Presidential spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri says Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum i

Indonesian teen raped by brother is jailed for abortion

TownHall - 9 hours 14 min ago
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A 15-year-old Indonesian who was raped by her brother has been sentenced to six months in prison for abortion.Singgih Hermawan, deputy chief of Batanghari police in Jambi province, says both the girl and brother were co

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