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|Trump defense on Russian bounty story falls flat, even with Republicans
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has defended the president over reports that Russia offered Taliban fighters a bounty on U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
POSTED JUNE 30, 2020 7:42 PM
|Italian police seize record amount of amphetamines shipped from Syria
Italian police said on Wednesday they had seized about 14 tonnes of amphetamine pills worth around 1 billion euros ($1 billion) arriving from Syria, in what they described as the world's single largest operation of its kind. The shipment was hidden among counterfeit clothing items.
POSTED JULY 01, 2020 6:32 AM
|More than 100 armed police officers are clearing away Seattle's CHOP 'autonomous zone,' overturning toilets as they go
The city's mayor issued an order to clear "unlawful assembly" in the area. The move comes days after two teenagers were shot in the zone.
POSTED JULY 01, 2020 10:32 AM
|Feud ends in gunfire as pastor kills two in front of his daughter, Las Vegas cops say
The man, a pastor at a Las Vegas church, killed his 71-year-old neighbor and her friend with a shotgun, police say.
POSTED JUNE 30, 2020 5:04 PM
|Stonewall Jackson removed from Richmond's Monument Avenue
Work crews wielding a giant crane, harnesses and power tools wrested an imposing statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson from its concrete pedestal along Richmond, Virginia's famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday, just hours after the mayor ordered the removal of all Confederate statues from city land. Mayor Levar Stoney's decree came weeks after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the removal of the most prominent and imposing statue along the avenue: that of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, which sits on state land.
POSTED JULY 01, 2020 2:45 PM
|Did a Cyber-Weapon Blow Up an Iranian Missile Factory—And Is This Cyber-War?
Israeli and U.S. officials have denied any responsibility.
POSTED JULY 01, 2020 3:35 PM
|Ex-Canada PM Mulroney calls for revised relations with China
Canada must have an "urgent rethink" of its relationship with China, former prime minister Brian Mulroney said Wednesday as tensions build over the possible extradition to the United States of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Conservative Mulroney backed his Liberal successor Justin Trudeau's rejection of any exchange of Meng, who was arrested in Vancouver in December 2018, for two Canadians who were detained in China in apparent retaliation. Mulroney said Canada's hope that China would emerge as a constructive partner in international relations had been proven wrong, referring in particular to Beijing's militarization of the South China Sea.
POSTED JULY 01, 2020 11:43 AM
|Russian envoy says North Korea anger over leaflets was for depiction of Kim’s wife
A series of condemnations over leaflets distributed in North Korea were driven by fury over “dirty, insulting” depictions of leader Kim Jong Un’s spouse, Russia’s top envoy in the reclusive country has said.
POSTED JUNE 30, 2020 6:38 AM
|More than 400 US Army paratroopers flew almost 5,000 miles to practice a long-range Pacific island invasion
The drill "demonstrated that we are capable of deploying anywhere in the US Indo-Pacific Command area at a moment's notice," a commander said.
POSTED JULY 01, 2020 5:23 PM
|Amid surge in coronavirus cases and mounting criticism, GOP leaders do about-face on masks
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage large swaths of the U.S., leading Republicans and even some right-wing TV personalities have come out in favor of wearing masks to prevent the spread of the virus.
POSTED JUNE 30, 2020 3:14 PM