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World Cup afterglow gives France a highly necessary step

PARIS – With the golden World Cup trophy in hand, France's winning country team returns to a big "Merci!" From a grateful nation that was very urgent. "Eternal happiness" said Monday's title in sports daily Equipe summarizes the mood of many who hope this euphoria will last for months – even years. France prepared to welcome home the national football …

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The UN urges Israel and Gaza to "go back from the warlock"

Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East, spoke only a few hours after an escalation in violence that saw 200 projectiles fired against Israel from Gaza and dozens of disruptions were launched in response, according to Israeli Defense Forces. "Yesterday we went to the war, Mladenov said at a press conference in Gaza on Sunday." And it has …

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Mnuchin says that the United States will consider some exceptions from Iran's sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States wants to avoid disturbances in global oil markets as they reopen sanctions against Tehran and in some cases will consider exemptions for countries that need more time to wipe off their oil imports from Iran, US Secretary of State Steven Mnuchin said. PHILPHOTO: US Secretary of State Steven Mnuchin Testifies About Household Financial Services …

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Trump-Putin meeting: Live updates from Helsinki

Mr. Trump began the meeting day by blaming the United States for its poor relationship with Russia, throwing aspirations about the federal investigation of Moscow's cyber attack at the 2016 presidential election, although he said he felt "just fine" about meeting Putin in a couple Tweets sent on Monday before heading for breakfast at the Mantyniemi Palace, was the residence …

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Netanyahu visits the southern region after Gaza escalation

JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited a southern Israeli city bordered by Gaza on Monday, pummeled with rockets over the weekend from the strip and told community leaders where Israel is engaged in a "long battle". [19659002] Netanyahu's visit to Sderot comes one day after an informal violence fired in order to end 24 hours of intense battle against …

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Formerly the UK Cabinet Secretary is seeking new referendum from Brexit

LONDON (AP) – A former minister of the Conservative Party has urged the British public to be heard in a new referendum on whether Britain will leave the European Union. Former Minister of Education Justine Greening told BBC Monday, the Parliament is "gridlocked" over Brexit. She said that she and other senior conservative party legislators favor a new vote. Greening …

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Indonesian mob butcher hundreds of crocs in revenge attack

Sorong (Indonesia) (AFP) – A club and machete helper in Indonesia killed almost 300 crocodiles in a vengeance event after a local man was killed by one of the reptiles, the authorities said on Monday. Pictures from the scene showed dozens of dead crocodiles lying on top of each other and covering blood after the attack on a farm in …

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Netanyahu visits the southern region after Gaza escalation

Palestinians rush to control the site after an Israeli hijacker hits a state-owned building in Gaza City, Saturday, July 14, 2018. The Israeli military conducted its largest day-to-day flight campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war as Hamas militants kicked dozens of rockets in Israel, threatens to spark a wider distortion after weeks of tension along the volatile border. No …

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The violence of Israeli Gaza is seen as possession

JERUSALEM – The Israeli military lifted its restrictions on Gaza's border on Sunday, indicating that it had accepted an Egyptian ceasefire ending a 24-hour war with Hamas militants. The military had closed a popular beach and placed constraints on large gatherings that residents were kept closest to home on Saturday among dozens of rockets fired from Gaza. But after several …

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