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OAS nations wind up empty handed on Venezuela condemnation

In the past few weeks, as Ortega Diaz has pursued a number of legal actions seeking to block Maduro's power grab, government supporters have mounted a campaign to discredit her actions, alternately accusing her of being insane or a spokeswoman for "right-wing terrorists". [Full Article...]

Bloomberg Tells Trump To Stop Tweeting: 'Focus On Running The Government'

Bloomberg Tells Trump To Stop Tweeting: 'Focus On Running The Government' According to Bloomberg , this decline can be attributed to a drop in the value of three properties in Manhattan. This determination is based on figures compiled from lenders, mortgage documents, annual reports, market data, and a new financial disclosure released on June 16 . [Full Article...]

Capitol Hill Hearings Probe Russian Efforts To Hack US Elections

Capitol Hill Hearings Probe Russian Efforts To Hack US Elections Democratic lawmakers pressed Johnson this morning on what he knew about Russian attacks on the 2016 election, and when. The House Intelligence Committee heard testimony about Russia's meddling in the 2016 election from Jeh Johnson , who served as chief of the Department of Homeland Security from December 2013 to January 2017 under President Barack Obama . [Full Article...]

Auto rams police vehicle on famed Paris avenue; attacker dies

Police officers stand guard June 19 on the Champs-Elysees in Paris after a vehicle crashed into a police van before bursting into flames, sources said. As informs Agency Reuters, the police cordoned off the area around the théâtre Marigny and recommended that the capital's residents and tourists not to approach the Champs-élysées. [Full Article...]

Special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching

Special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching That did not stop Trump from weighing in on Twitter, urging voters to support Handel before the election and celebrating her victory afterward. The frequent return to the campaign trail are a huge deviation from past presidents, but they give Trump a chance to recharge and connect with his supporters. [Full Article...]

DUP warns Government confidence and supply deal is 'certainly not imminent'

The Queen's Speech , which is usually a ceremonial address, dominated by costumed pageantry, has become a critical test of May's ability to run the country during its most testing period in generations. Should Theresa May lose any votes on the Queen's Speech , which are expected to take place the following Tuesday and Wednesday, it would amount to a vote of no confidence in the government and pu... [Full Article...]

Ireland's Leo Varadkar takes office as new prime minister

Varadkar, a doctor educated at Trinity College Dublin , entered Irish politics in 2004, when he got nearly 5,000 votes in a local government election in the Dublin West constituency. In a coming-out speech he gave in a radio interview, he had said, "It's not something that defines me". "For my own part I am the first to acknowledge I have not got everything right". [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces advance on Mosul mosque where IS declared caliphate

The Iraqis called the 45m leaning minaret al-Hadba, or "the hunchback". In June 2014 the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said that it had begun work with the province's governorate to stabilize and conserve the minaret, which it said was at risk of collapsing. [Full Article...]

Daesh Blows Up Historic Mosul Mosque

Daesh Blows Up Historic Mosul Mosque FILE - In this May 17, 2017 file photo, a girl with a shaved head and her father cry as the family flees the al-Rifai neighborhood while Iraqi special forces battle Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. The Iraqi military said ISIS blew up the mosque as Iraqi forces were approaching. Iraqi troops are slowly clearing the last pockets of IS fighters from Mosul's old city in an operatio... [Full Article...]

Mosque where ISIS began is destroyed

Mosque where ISIS began is destroyed Twenty days after that, ISIS blew up Jonah's Tomb; after east Mosul was liberated in January, archaeologists discovered a palace under the shrine dating back to 600 B.C. The Islamic State has blown up The Great Mosque of al-Nuri in western Mosul, according to USA and Iraqi forces. ISIS media arm Amaq said that a US airstrike was responsible for the destruction. [Full Article...]

US Senate healthcare bill expected to cut back Medicaid expansion

Sen. Collins said the Senate bill may be more generous than the House version, because the tax credits it will provide for the purchase of health insurance are expected to be adjusted for income, instead of just for age. Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said he wanted to read the bill and discuss it with constituents before he votes. Collins, a moderate Republican from ME, said sh... [Full Article...]

By focusing on Daesh, Trump risks wider war

The Guard, which is also involved in the fight against the Islamic State group in neighboring Iraq, controls Iran's missile program. "Iran does not take lightly the issue of defending its security and stability", the spokesman said, adding the Islamic Republic will exert utmost effort in fighting terrorism, insecurity, and instability. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: US Hopes Gulf Countries' Demands on Qatar 'Reasonable'

Tillerson: US Hopes Gulf Countries' Demands on Qatar 'Reasonable' The navies of the USA and Qatar also participated in a joint exercise. Mr. Tillerson also noted the blockade was impeding US military operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, as well as the ongoing mission in Afghanistan, based out of the massive Al Udeid airbase in Qatar. [Full Article...]

Dunford on North Korea: Diplomacy, sanctions before military response

North Korea hasn't conducted a nuclear test explosion as feared earlier this year - a possible outcome of Chinese pressure - but it has kept up its rapid pace of missile launches, drawing another U.N. "At least I know China tried!" "He represents the American people's view of North Korea right now", said Mattis, referencing anger over the death of Otto Warmbier , held captive by the regime for ... [Full Article...]

Militants cling to 20 percent of Philippines town after three-week siege

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says his government wants to work closely with its two neighbours to prevent extremists from taking root. General Ganip told reporters that security has been stepped up in anticipation of either the Philippines military clinching victory against the local militants or losing the battle in Marawi. [Full Article...]

Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon

Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon The Department of Defence said the "suspension has been lifted", indicating that the decision to halt operations was only a temporary one. The department has not specified how long the suspension lasted. The Defense Department revealed on Tuesday that the six Australian F/A-18F Super Hornets based in the United Arab Emirates had been suspended from Syrian operations after Russian Federation warn... [Full Article...]

MSCI to Add Chinese Mainland Shares to Emerging Markets

MSCI to Add Chinese Mainland Shares to Emerging Markets Just months after the yuan was included in the International Monetary Fund's elite club of global reserve currencies, Beijing imposed capital controls to prevent it from falling, undermining China's quest to make its currency a global one. [Full Article...]

May drops key manifesto pledges from Queen's 'Brexit' speech

When Elizabeth II rolled up to the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday, she did so without numerous trappings that typically attend the Queen's Speech . The prime minister urged MPs to "seize this moment of national change" to unite and work for a fairer country. "The Brexit negotiations will have consequences for generations to come, and will determine the success of British business on a... [Full Article...]

Two more Macron allies quit government amid funding probe

Two more Macron allies quit government amid funding probe The new Cabinet has 28 members, half of them women and half men, up from the 22 appointed after Macron's election last month . Bayrou's departure meant Modem has lost all three Cabinet posts it had in Macron's government, following the departures of Goulard and Marielle de Sarnez, the minister for European affairs. [Full Article...]

The official Brexit negotiations have begun

While Barnier insists on the "sequencing" of talks, so that trade negotiations can not start until probably January, finding a way to avoid a "hard" customs border for troubled Northern Ireland may well involve some earlier discussion of the matter. [Full Article...]


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