Israel says fires Patriot at drone from Syria, which turns around unhit

Israel says fires Patriot at drone from Syria, which turns around unhitJERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israel’s military said it launched Patriot anti-aircraft on Sunday at an incoming drone from Syria, which turned away unscathed, and a Syrian commander said the pilotless plane was engaged in local operations. The Syrian army with the help of allied forces has been mobilizing troops and sending reinforcements in a widening military campaign to regain rebel held territory near the area where the drone was targeted and along the border with Jordan. Iranian-backed militias are believed to be backing the Syrian army’s offensive against a string of rebel held towns in Quneitra province near the Israeli border, according to a Western intelligence source.


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Tesla fires back against alleged whistleblower: “he is nothing of the sort”

  1. Tesla fires back against alleged whistleblower: “he is nothing of the sort”  Ars Technica
  2. Saboteur or whistleblower? Battle between Elon Musk and former Tesla employee turns ugly  Chicago Daily Herald
  3. Tesla’s Constant Turmoil Can’t Hide The Fact That SolarCity Is Dying  Forbes
  4. Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in 9 states: Documents  CNBC
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Trump threatens almost all imports from China as Beijing fires back

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – China has underestimated President Donald Trump’s resolve to move forward with tariffs unless Beijing changes its “predatory” trade practices, a top U.S. trade advisor said on Tuesday, in comments that diminished the chances of a negotiated settlement to a looming trade war between the world’s economic superpowers.


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Trump fires back at Beijing with threat of new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods

  1. Trump fires back at Beijing with threat of new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods  CNBC
  2. Donald Trump Threatens New Tariffs if China Retaliates  Wall Street Journal
  3. Trump threatens all-out trade war with China, tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods  Business Insider
  4. Commentary: No good time for a US-China trade war, but now as good a moment as any  Channel NewsAsia
  5. US Stocks Recover From Sharp Early Drop and Finish Mixed  U.S. News & World Report
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Hardline ally fires migrant ultimatum at Merkel as Trump wades in

Hardline ally fires migrant ultimatum at Merkel as Trump wades inHardliners in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc on Monday gave her a two-week ultimatum to tighten asylum rules or risk pitching Germany into a political crisis that would rattle Europe, as US President Donald Trump poured fuel on the fire. A defiant Interior Minister Horst Seehofer warned that he would give Merkel a fortnight to find a European deal to curb new arrivals by a June 28-29 EU summit, failing which he vowed to order border police to turn back migrants. Merkel immediately rejected the threat, saying there would be “no automatism” if no European deal was found, and warned Seehofer and his Bavarian CSU party that she is ultimately in charge of government policy.


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Germany fires head of scandal-hit asylum agency

Germany fires head of scandal-hit asylum agencyGermany’s interior minister has dismissed the head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), which is mired in a scandal over irregularities in making asylum decisions, a spokesman said on Friday. The decision by Horst Seehofer, leader of the Bavaria-based Christian Social Union (CSU), comes at the height of dispute over immigration that threatens to splinter Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc. Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and CSU sister party are at odds over how to tackle the issue of migrants, which is also causing strain among members of the European Union.


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Fires erupt in London and Glasgow tower blocks one year after Grenfell

  1. Fires erupt in London and Glasgow tower blocks one year after Grenfell  The Guardian
  2. Grenfell Tower fire: Vigils held to mark one-year anniversary  BBC News
  3. I was a firefighter at Grenfell Tower. Here’s the truth behind the myths  The Independent
  4. A Year After Grenfell Tower Fire, Pain and Anger Still Resonate  New York Times
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