Daily Archives: July 7, 2018

US warships sail through Taiwan Strait for first time in a year as China tariffs kick in

Two US destroyers, the USS Mustin and the USS Benfold, have passed through the narrow waterway separating mainland China from Taiwan. The maneuvers come as an unravelling trade spat ramps up tension between Washington and Beijing. The US warships entered the Taiwan Strait on Saturday and were still in the waterway as of Saturday night, Taiwan’s defense ministry reported. Taiwan, ...

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Operation to rescue stranded Thai football team from flooded cave begins

Rescuers in Thailand have kicked off an operation to pull 12 members of a junior football team and their coach from a flooded cave that they’ve been in for over two weeks, the head of the rescue mission has announced. “Today we are at peak readiness,” the lead rescuer said as he announced the start of the operation. The entire ...

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Russian chess legend-turned-opposition leader Kasparov rejoices at Croatia's victory over Russia

Garry Kasparov has used Croatia’s dramatic win over Russia at the FIFA World Cup to promote his political views, as he wished “the free world” the same stamina in the ‘fight’ against the Russian president as the Croatians showed. Kasparov, a former world chess champion who has turned into one of the fiercest critics of the Russian government, apparently thought ...

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Russian chess legend-turned-opposition leader Kasparov rejoices at Croatia's victory over Russia

Garry Kasparov has used Croatia’s dramatic win over Russia at the FIFA World Cup to promote his political views, as he wished “the free world” the same stamina in the ‘fight’ against the Russian president as the Croatians showed. Kasparov, a former world chess champion who has turned into one of the fiercest critics of the Russian government, apparently thought ...

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Musk touts 'kid-sized submarine' to rescue stranded Thai footballers will be built 'in 8 hours'

Elon Musk, the eccentric CEO of Tesla and Space X, has billed himself as a would-be savior of the Thai junior football squad that is trapped in a flooded cave. He is apparently building a tiny submarine out of space rocket parts. With time being of the essence for 12 boys and their coach, who have been trapped inside a ...

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Spooked circus elephant nearly crushes German crowd mid-performance (VIDEO)

A circus elephant was pushed and toppled onto an unsuspecting crowd in Germany, prompting animal rights groups to call for an end of forcing wild animals to perform in captivity. On Wednesday, the elephant was performing in Osnabrück as part of a trio in Germany’s largest operating animal circus, Circus Krone. The elephants were carrying female performers when two of ...

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‘They’re going out of business’: Trump takes on New York Times, Washington Post

Twitter is cracking down on fake accounts – and Trump has suggestions as to which accounts to axe, accusing the New York Times and the Washington Post of peddling fake news. He added that both papers will shut within seven years. With a full schedule on the horizon – the NATO summit in Brussels, a working visit to the UK ...

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German officials join UK and US establishment worried how Trump-Putin summit will affect NATO

German politicians are nervous over the meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, fearing the US president could take actions that are not in line with NATO, echoing concerns across the channel and the Atlantic. Ahead of the meeting on July 16 in Helsinki, several German officials expressed their worry in interviews with newspapers throughout the country. The transatlantic coordinator ...

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Anti-gun violence protesters shut down Chicago highway, governor gets blasted for calling it 'chaos'

The governor of Illinois has been accused of living in a “fantasy land” after he condemned Chicago’s mayor on social media for allowing the rally that saw the city’s interstate shut down by anti-violence protesters. Thousands of protesters marched down the 2.5 kilometer stretch of Interstate 94, also called the Dan Ryan Expressway, protesting gun violence gripping the city. The ...

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BBC journalist drugged & robbed in Moscow, suspects detained – police

Two suspects have been detained in Moscow for allegedly drugging and robbing a British national, accredited journalist with BBC covering the World Cup, who unwisely drank a serving of “coffee” while riding an unlicensed taxi cab. Read more The incident occurred early in the morning on Friday when the victim caught a “taxi” in central Moscow. There were two men ...

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