Schumer: new Democratic 'agenda' will 'resonate with the middle class'

Schumer: new Democratic 'agenda' will 'resonate with the middle class'Senator Chuck Schumer also talked about watching a New York Yankees baseball game alongside a man who wore pro-Trump clothing. Within a month, the Democratic party will present a “strong, bold, sharp-edged and common-sense economic agenda” to underpin its efforts against Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday.


Visitor numbers down but Paris Air Show was 'good vintage'

Visitor numbers down but Paris Air Show was 'good vintage'This year's Paris Air Show at Le Bourget has proved a "good vintage" with orders up 13 percent though fewer visitors showed up, organisers said as the event wound down Sunday. Tight security owing to an ongoing state of emergency in the wake of several terror attacks in France in the past 18 months saw the number of visitors slide compared with the last edition two years ago -- the event alternates with Farnborough in England. Boeing managed to outpace its rival thanks to its new 737 MAX 10 airliner, taking in a total of 571 orders and commitments, with the plane aimed at the biggest part of the commercial airline market -- single-aisle aircraft for medium-range flights.


Iran's Rouhani backs Qatar, rejects 'siege'

Iran's Rouhani backs Qatar, rejects 'siege'Iranian President Hassan Rouhani voiced support on Sunday for Qatar in its confrontation with Iran's rival Saudi Arabia and its allies, saying a "siege of Qatar is unacceptable", the state news agency IRNA reported. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of support for Islamist militants, an allegation Qatar denies.


Israel attacks Syrian posts after cross-border fire from Syria

Israel attacks Syrian posts after cross-border fire from SyriaIsrael said it had attacked Syrian military targets on Sunday after stray shells from fighting in Syria's civil war landed inside the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The Syrian shells hit an open area in the northern Golan Heights, causing no injuries, and in retaliation the Israeli military said it "targeted two artillery positions and an ammunitions truck belonging to the Syrian regime". Syria's military later said in a statement that Israel had attacked one of its military posts in support of terrorist groups, as it describes the jihadist rebels it is fighting in that area.


Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd day

Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd dayJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said it attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian military, after several projectiles from neighboring Syria landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second day.