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Trump Wants BMW, Mercedes To Be Made In US

President Trump has given European auto manufacturers a way to avoid an escalation of the trade war, saying they can avoid tariffs on cars if they build more plants in the US. “They have BMW, they have Mercedes, they have a lot of very good cars that come in,” he said in an interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo ... Read More »

Two U.S. Service Members Killed In Northern Afghanistan

Two United States service members were killed during a joint operation with Afghan forces in northern Afghanistan on Friday, bringing to four the American combat deaths in Afghanistan so far this year, Afghan and American officials said. A spokeswoman for the American-led NATO mission in Afghanistan confirmed the two deaths in a brief statement, but it did not release any ... Read More »

North Withdraws From Inter-Korean Liaison Office

North Korea withdrew from an office it set up about six months ago with South Korea that allowed the rivals to communicate around the clock, dealing a blow to President Moon Jae-in’s policy of rapprochement. The two Koreas agreed to open the office during a historic April summit between Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to ease tensions ... Read More »

Renewed US-Led Air Strikes Pound Is Holdouts

US-led warplanes bombed the north bank of the Euphrates River in eastern Syria early Friday to flush out holdout jihadists from the last sliver of their crumbling “caliphate”. Friday’s bombardment ended two days of relative calm on the front line in the remote village of Baghouz near the Iraqi border. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces had paused its advance while ... Read More »

Man Rescued After 62 Hours Under Collapsed Indian Building

Indian emergency workers on Friday rescued a man more than 62 hours after he became trapped under the debris of a collapsed building that killed at least 17 people, officials told AFP. Emergency workers were searching for 10 more survivors four days after the five-storey building in southern Karnataka state caved in, officials said. A video of the rescue operation shared ... Read More »

Four In 10 Britons Worried, Angry About Brexit

Around four in 10 British adults have been left feeling powerless, angry or worried by Brexit in the last year, according to a poll out Friday. The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) charity commissioned the survey to look at the impact of Britain’s impending departure from the European Union on how people feel, their sleep and their relationships. The poll found ... Read More »

New Zealand Bans Military Type Semi-Automatic Guns

New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in its worst mass shooting, Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, said on Thursday in Zealand. In the immediate aftermath of last Friday’s shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, Ardern labelled the attack as “terrorism” and said New Zealand’s ... Read More »

11 Dead, 50 Rescued After India Building Collapse

Eleven people were confirmed dead on Thursday three days after a building under construction in southern India caved in, officials said. Building collapses are frequent in India. Many firms use cheap materials and bribe officials to evade regulations, while on-site safety is lax. Around 400 rescuers have been scouring through tonnes concrete and steel after the latest tragedy in Karnataka ... Read More »

Birmingham Mosques Attacked With Sledgehammers

Four mosques in the central English city of Birmingham have been attacked overnight, with a man wielding a sledgehammer seen smashing windows at two places of worship, the police said on Thursday. Counter-terrorism officers are investigating attacks on the mosques in four different areas in the north of the city, West Midlands Police said in a statement. The force added ... Read More »

ISIS Will Be Eliminated Tonight, Trump Boasts  

US President Donald Trump has declared that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will be eliminated from its last territory in Syria by Thursday. Trump, who spoke at the White House, announced that the last of the Islamic State’s territory in Syria was currently being liberated by US-backed forces and that the situation would be resolved “by tonight.’’ While ... Read More »