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DUP Talks Not Going As Expected Sky Sources

They can probably survive without a deal, because they still outnumber the opposition parties and the DUP would not vote against them in a division that could lead to Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister. "We spoke about the very important need for both governments to be impartial actors when it comes to Northern Ireland and that we are co-guarantors of the Good Friday Agreement", he said. [Full Article...]

Are House Democrats turning on Nancy Pelosi?

Handel thanked President Trump during her victory speech as well as Vice President Mike Pence, demonstrating a Republican party far more solid than anticipated. Mark Sanford, tweeted . [F] or Democrats, having failed to unseat a Republican in four special House elections in a row despite an extremely energized base, it's now a time for soul-searching - and finger-pointing. [Full Article...]

US shoots down drone in Syria

US shoots down drone in Syria Bush aircraft carrier, engaged, firing a AIM-9 Sidewinder - a short-range air-to-air missile - at the Syrian plane from about half a mile away, two USA officials told CNN . The U.S. has also fired on Syrian government ground forces in the east on two occasions in the past month. "Talks were already launched between the U.S. [Full Article...]

What The Democratic Loss in Georgia Means For The Midterms

Republican Ralph Norman won in SC, defeating Democrat Archie Parnell. Still, Ossoff's loss may force Democrats to retool their strategy as they look ahead to next year's midterm elections, when all of the seats in House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate will be up for grabs. [Full Article...]

S Korea's Moon urges North Korea to return detainees swiftly

But he did not suggest what response, if any, the United States would take. Warmbier said it was his understanding that, at Trump's direction, State Department officials "aggressively pursued" a resolution. Though there are already sanctions in place on North Korea, Gardner went further Wednesday. Those who typically do travel from China , where tour groups market trips to adventure-seekers. [Full Article...]

Egypt delivers fuel to ease Gaza electricity crisis

Egypt delivers fuel to ease Gaza electricity crisis Gaza security chief Tawfiq Abu Na'eem told media that eight trucks carrying containers filled with industrial fuels crossed through Rafah border crossing on the borders between Gaza Strip and Egypt. However, the Palestinian Authority had continued to pay Israel for some electricity delivered to Gaza until this month. Since then, Palestinians in Gaza have been left with as little as two hours o... [Full Article...]

GA Seat Slips Away as Democrats Lose Again

President Trump and his allies cheered Republican Karen Handel's victory Tuesday in the closely watched Georgia runoff as a clear endorsement of the administration's agenda - and cast Democrats' special election losing streak as a rebuke of the party's "obstruction" tactics. [Full Article...]

Draft Senate healthcare bill would link subsidies to income

Medicaid expansion: Obamacare's Medicaid expansion , which extended the program to those making between 100% and 138% of the federal poverty limit, would be phased out over three or four years (there are conflicting reports ) starting in 2020. [Full Article...]

Igbo quit Notice: El-Rufai to arrest and prosecute Arewa youths

Igbo quit Notice: El-Rufai to arrest and prosecute Arewa youths He said, "We are here in Kaduna to hold a meeting based on what has been happening in the North, especially with the Arewa Youths and the ultimatum given to Igbos and the agitations by IPOB ". He added that the youth might have gone underground, but would be fished out and made to face the full wrath of law. "Kaduna State Government is grateful to the Igbo for coming, Kaduna has suffered so muc... [Full Article...]

Trump Says China Failed to Help US With North Korea Problems

He was then sentenced to 15 years of hard labour. He was returned home in a coma last week after 17 months. He died Monday as a result of his condition. The Trump administration secured his release last week, and he was sent home in a coma . In a report, The New York Times said that Trump's tweet is "an extraordinary admission of failure in his strategy" for dealing with the rogue re... [Full Article...]

North Korea in the spotlight at high-level US-China talks

US and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs have begun talks in Washington that are expected to focus on the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea . "How are North Koreans doing if the regime commits human rights violations against foreigners?" Young Pioneer Tours said on its Facebook page that the death of Warmbier shows that the risk American tourists face in visiting North Korea "h... [Full Article...]

Oil slump hits Asian stocks, eclipsing MSCI's A-share inclusion

Oil slump hits Asian stocks, eclipsing MSCI's A-share inclusion While the MSCI China A International Index is MSCI's definition of the fully integrated Mainland Chinese equity market, MSCI has reduced the overall number of stocks for the initial inclusion from 448 in 2016, to 222 this year. MSCI believes concerns over capital mobility have been partially allayed by the launch of the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Connect programs, which promote two-way c... [Full Article...]

Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia congressional election; setback for anti-Trump effort

I just feel like we're so disconnected from what real people are thinking about. State Rep. Stacey Abrams, Georgia minority leader, talks with Rachel Maddow about the encouragement Democrats see in the outcome of the Georgia special election. [Full Article...]

USA president confirms he is under FBI investigation

USA president confirms he is under FBI investigation The Washington Post reported this week that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was also investigating the president for possible obstruction of justice , citing unnamed sources, a development that Mr Trump appeared to confirm in his Friday morning tweet . [Full Article...]

Russia regrets new US sanctions, mulls retaliatory moves

Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon in response to what it called a significant widening of U.S. sanctions against Moscow. The ministry said that the situation does not allow for a round of talks between the two sides after yesterday's decision on sanctions and pointed that there is no content for the talks as the U.S has not offered anything. [Full Article...]

Iran fires rockets in 'revenge' at Islamic State in Syria

After Iran launched missiles into Syria , an advisor to the Iranian foreign minister, Sheikh Hussein al-Islam, said that Israel "is the main enemy" of Iran and that Israel should be anxious. Australia suspended airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria after U.S. fighter jet shot down Syrian warplane. The operation "targeted Takfiri forces in the Deir Ezzor region in Eastern... [Full Article...]

New Zealand beaten in Confederations Cup opener

New Zealand beaten in Confederations Cup opener Russian Federation began their Confederations Cup campaign in ideal fashion with a 2-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday night. "Russia is a completely safe country and I am sure that our football fans will behave", Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko told TASS news agency. [Full Article...]

Korea, terrorism expected to feature at US-China dialogue

Geng's statements came after Trump's comments on Tuesday in which he said that efforts made by China and President Xi Jinping regarding the neighbouring country had not been successful. In Beijing yesterday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said: "We hope the concerned parties will... meet each other halfway and properly handle and resolve the nuclear issue". [Full Article...]

Karen Handel victory in Georgia feted by Republicans

Karen Handel victory in Georgia feted by Republicans With 100% of the votes counted, Handel outnumbered Democratic presidential candidate Jon Ossof by five points in the most expensive electoral race in the history of the United States. On the other hand, a Handel win is not anywhere near the victory/mandate/endorsement the Trump team will claim it to be. While Democrats are unlikely to take any advice offered by the president, several have ca... [Full Article...]

Govt forces aim to take Marawi by weekend

He added that a spokesman for the attackers has said they did not mean to take hostages and the civilians were taken only to help cover their withdrawal. Lt. Colonel Jonna Dalaguit, the head doctor at a military hospital in the region, told CNN her facility had treated more than 340 wounded troops throughout the fighting. [Full Article...]


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