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World The latest sign of authoritarianism in Turkey? Arresting Amnesty International staff.
Author: 0 The latest sign of authoritarianism in Turkey? Arresting Amnesty International staff.

Turkey's state prosecutor had asked the court on Monday to extend the detention of 10 activists pending trial on suspicion of links to the network of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for last year's attempted coup. Four of those have now been released, it added. "The worldwide community needs to be engaging with Turkey and articulating this relationship with Turkey as what it is: a relationship with an increasingly rogue and unreliable partner", he said.

World California extends climate change law after bipartisan push
Author: 0 California extends climate change law after bipartisan push

Brown has sought to offer the state's cap-and-trade program as a model that can be reproduced in other states and even nations to reduce carbon emissions and combat rising temperatures. The nonpartisan legislative analyst said past year that the existing cap-and-trade program accounted for an 11-cent-per-gallon increase in gasoline prices.

World Frontier Airlines Announces Non-Stop Flights to Denver to Start in 2018
Author: 0 Frontier Airlines Announces Non-Stop Flights to Denver to Start in 2018

Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday that it's returning to Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, and it's launching new low-fare service between Oklahoma City and three new cities starting this fall. Almost 200 passengers fly to and from Orlando each day. Rhode Islanders looking for low-priced flights will soon have a host of new options. In 2016, Frontier carried almost 575,000 passengers to and from MIA, making it the airport's seventh busiest passenger airline, officials said.

World Firefighters quell wildfires raging across Europe
Author: 0 Firefighters quell wildfires raging across Europe

The Civil Protection Agency says nearly 1,700 firefighters are tackling eight large countryside blazes with the help of 20 water-dropping aircraft. Andrej Plenkovic said after a meeting of the state crisis committee on Tuesday that about a dozen mostly abandoned houses along the coast have been burnt by the raging fires fueled by strong winds and dry weather.

World Trump's approval ratings hit new low
Author: 0 Trump's approval ratings hit new low

Donald Trump has lashed out at a poll that showed his approval rating has dropped from 42 to 36 per cent since April. The U.S. Secret Service on Sunday denied a suggestion from President Donald Trump's personal lawyer that it had vetted a meeting between the president's son and Russian nationals during the 2016 campaign.

World Palestinians protest against Israeli security measures outside Temple Mount
Author: 0 Palestinians protest against Israeli security measures outside Temple Mount

The metal detectors were installed on Sunday as a security measure following a deadly attack on Temple Mount last Friday in which two Israeli policemen were killed. The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC) and Adalah - the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel - presented an objection to Israeli authorities as a preliminary procedure.

World Hundreds of Structures Threatened by Detwiler Fire
Author: 0 Hundreds of Structures Threatened by Detwiler Fire

Only one structure has been destroyed in the Detwiler Fire so far according to CalFire's report, but 300 more structures are now threatened. As of this morning, Cal Fire states , that fire is now 20 acres and 45% contained. Unfavorable weather conditions, ample fuel and steep terrain are hampering firefighting efforts, according to Cal Fire. Highway 49 north is closed from Pendola Garden Road to the intersection with Highway 132 in Coulterville, with limited access for residents.

World Ex-Speaker Dennis Hastert released from federal prison
Author: 0 Ex-Speaker Dennis Hastert released from federal prison

House of Representative Speaker Dennis Hastert has been released from prison in Minnesota and moved to a Chicago halfway house after serving a 13-month sentence for a financial crime tied to sex abuse, federal records showed on Tuesday. The Rochester prison where Hastert had been housed is affiliated with the nearby Mayo Clinic, with doctors and nurses on site providing high-level medical services to the approximately 700 male inmates assigned there who need long-term physical and mental ...

World Melting glacier reveals bodies of couple who disappeared in 1942
Author: 0 Melting glacier reveals bodies of couple who disappeared in 1942

Their youngest daughter, 79, said she was now planning to give her parents the funeral they deserved. They also said the couple were lying incredibly close to each other when they died. "We have spent our lives searching for them, relentlessly". Authorities say it will take a few days for DNA evidence to formally confirm the identities.

World More than 500 choir boys abused by Catholic church members
Author: 0 More than 500 choir boys abused by Catholic church members

This more than doubled the 231 reported abuse cases he had uncovered through interviews by January 2016, when he said victims had spoken of rape, sexual assaults, severe beatings and food deprivation. In 2010, the 1000-year-old choir was rocked by allegations of wide-spread sexual abuse by former choir members. Weber said he identified all 49 alleged abusers, but noted they are unlikely to face criminal charges since the crimes took place too long ago.

World Warner Bros Dates Two More DC films for 2020
Author: 0 Warner Bros Dates Two More DC films for 2020

Warner Bros. Pictures will light up Hall H with a presentation showcasing some of its eagerly awaited upcoming releases, with exclusive footage and revealing conversations, helmed by master of ceremonies Chris Hardwick. Among its other movie medals, Wonder Woman has also become the top-grossing film of all time from a female director, and it's now on course to become the top-grossing US movie of the summer by the end of this week, out-grossing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

World Ryan: 'We'd Like to See the Senate Move on Something'
Author: 0 Ryan: 'We'd Like to See the Senate Move on Something'

Trump says it's time to "Let Obamacare fail", and says that "I'm not going to own it". McConnell has previously said turning to Democrats to come up with fixes for the current health care system is his next step, and several senators who criticized the crafting of the current bill in private have called for such a bipartisan process.

World Mourinho To Seal Third Signing In Next 48 Hours
Author: 0 Mourinho To Seal Third Signing In Next 48 Hours

However, the 28-year-old Croatian global is keen to leave San Siro and posted a cryptic message on Instagram on Monday. The problem for United is that Inter Milan are not going to do business unless they get the best possible deal for a key player, and with Woodward already spending more than £100million this summer he can not hide those kind of riches when doing business with other clubs.

Author: 0 Seoul Willing to Pay N.Korea $6 Million for Census

South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye demanded that Pyongyang seriously commit to changing its nuclear program before talks between the countries would be held. This test, which is closer to Pyongyang of its objective, which is to be in a position to threaten the u.s. territory of the nuclear fire, has led to strong condemnations around the world and new efforts from the White House to toughen the global sanctions.

World Woman on Rome metro dragged along platform by train
Author: 0 Woman on Rome metro dragged along platform by train

Scrutiny has also fallen on the train's driver, Gianluca Tonelli, who is shown eating a sandwich in the cab of the train as it pulls away - with a helpless Garkovich in tow. The apparent failure of the emergency levers on board also prompted demands for an inquiry into wider safety issues. "Therefore we consider it outrageous and offensive to say the train driver is entirely responsible, when you should thoroughly investigate the Rome subway security systems and their proper operation".

Author: 0 UAE denies Washington Post report it orchestrated Qatar hack

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Washington Post did not identify the intelligence officials it spoke to for the report. He said that the story "will die" in the next few days. The UAE's ambassador, Yousef al-Otaiba, told the Post its article was "false". "UAE had no role whatsoever in the alleged hacking described in the article", Al Otaiba was quoted as saying in the tweet.

Author: 0 UAE Behind Hacking of Qatari Media

The comments were then cited by Saudi Arabia , UAE, Bahrain and Egypt as the spark that reignited an even more serious diplomatic crisis than had previously occurred in 2014 over Doha's support for Islamist groups across the region, and allegations that it funds terrorist groups in Libya, Syria and elsewhere.

World USA calls for smaller deficits in new NAFTA talks
Author: 0 USA calls for smaller deficits in new NAFTA talks

The Trump administration has focused on boosting domestic manufacturing while cutting trade deficits, which it sees as damaging to the economy. The document said the USA would "through an appropriate mechanism, ensure that the NAFTA countries avoid manipulating exchange rates in order to prevent effective balance of payments adjustments or to gain an unfair competitive advantage".

World Monsoon session 2017 begins today, here is the agenda
Author: 0 Monsoon session 2017 begins today, here is the agenda

The first day of the Parliament monsoon session is expected to begin on a stormy note as the Opposition will attempt to put the Centre on the back foot over the Doklam standoff with China and the security situation in Jammu-Kashmir. The increased opposition synergy comes at a time when 18 parties have come together under one platform to pin the government on some key issues. RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family members are being named in the chargesheet in an alleged corruption case.

World Evacuation Order Issued For Williams Lake
Author: 0 Evacuation Order Issued For Williams Lake

In 2016, fires in Fort McMurray in neighboring Alberta displaced 88,000 people . The province isn't likely to get a reprieve from the wildfires ravaging the B.C. Health officials say there has been an increase in hospital visits for asthma, approximately double the typical amount of visits this time of year.

World Is this Kid Rock for Senate or Alexander Hamilton?
Author: 0 Is this Kid Rock for Senate or Alexander Hamilton?

He also blessed his Facebook followers with two music videos - for the songs, "Greatest Show on Earth" and "Po-Dunk" - noting that he planned to release new music while stumping for office, much like other politicians write books from the campaign trail.

World Obamacare repealed? Sue the federal government, Cuomo says
Author: 0 Obamacare repealed? Sue the federal government, Cuomo says

Senate's bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. "We're going to stand up with our attorney general, our lawyer for the state of NY, and we're going to sue the federal government", Cuomo said of the state's response if either version of the House or Senate Republican health care bills were signed into law.

World Susan Collins: Pence is wrong about Trumpcare's Medicaid cuts
Author: 0 Susan Collins: Pence is wrong about Trumpcare's Medicaid cuts

McCain) appreciates the tremendous professionalism and care by its doctors and staff", McCain's office said in a statement released July 15 . Today, as senators were returning to Washington after the July Fourth recess, the president tweeted , "I can not imagine that Congress would dare to leave Washington without a handsome new HealthCare bill fully approved and ready to go!" Fifty of the 52 Republican senators must back the bill in an initial vote McConnell plans for next week, ...

World Senate to delay vote on Republican healthcare bill
Author: 0 Senate to delay vote on Republican healthcare bill

Several Republican senators have expressed reservations or outright opposition to the new version as well, and Republicans need McCain's vote to have any chance of passing it. The Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of NY, said Sunday that he did not think delaying the vote would change the outcome. The bill still repeals most of the Obamacare taxes, but now leaves some taxes on the wealthiest Americans in place.