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Nitish Kumar's JD-U to support Ram Nath Kovind in Presidential elections

Former JD (U) chief Sharad Yadav had so far been a leading opposition voice for a unity against the BJP over the presidential poll. Ms Kumar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi late on Wednesday evening, after a day of hectic consultations within the Congress as well as within the Opposition conglomerate, indicating that the former Speaker could be emerging as the candidate. [Full Article...]

China invites Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner to visit Beijing

The U.S. side is expected to press China to cooperate on a further toughening of worldwide sanctions on North Korea. It was unclear whether his remark represented a significant shift in his thinking in the US struggle to stop North Korea's nuclear program and its test launching of missiles or a change in USA policy toward China. [Full Article...]

Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed

Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed Barnier said there will be one week of negotiations every month and the two sides will use the time in between to work out proposals. Top negotiators Barnier and Davis have declared the talks have gotten off to a "promising start". "We are citizens first". We must lift the uncertainty caused by Brexit. "While this will be a Government that consults and listens, we are clear that we are goi... [Full Article...]

Kvitova puts on confident display in Birmingham

Kvitova puts on confident display in Birmingham The left-handed Czech hit 25 winners with 11 unforced errors as she easily beat fellow wild card Naomi Broady of Britain 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday. "When I started playing (again) we had a discussion with the coach as to whether I should change something - a bigger grip, or a softer grip". [Full Article...]

Karen Handel Hails Victorious in 6th District After Grueling Election

In the Georgia House special election Tuesday, Democrat Jon Ossoff was defeated by Republican Karen Handel , who for much of the campaign focused on tying Ossoff to Pelosi and coastal liberals . BENNETT: A handful of Democrats pinned the party's loss in Georgia on House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi . The outcome "better be a wake-up call for Democrats - business as usual isn't... [Full Article...]

Conservatives could still cut deal with DUP, insists Kent MP Damian Green

Conservatives could still cut deal with DUP, insists Kent MP Damian Green Mr Varadkar also offered his thoughts on Brexit. "I've been negotiating in Northern Ireland and the peace process for the best part of 30 years so a seasoned negotiator never reveals his or her hand in public". On Friday, DUP leader Arlene Foster said it was "right and proper" that her party would vote for May's legislative agenda, known as the Queen's Speech . [Full Article...]

UK police Taser man after attack at London mosque

It seems like terror has taken a toll and is testing the patience of Londoners and their resilience to the road to recovery. BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed that "hatred and evil" of the kind seen in a terror attack on London's Finsbury Park mosque that left one man dead will never succeed. [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus Cases Expected To Rise In the US This Summer

Standing water can be treated with EPA-approved larvicides to kill mosquitoes before they become adults. "Most people infected with West Nile virus do not realize it's happened", Bryan said . The infected Culex pipiens mosquitoes were collected in Rossville, Staten Island. Kilkenny said residents can help cut down on the mosquito population by eliminating standing water - where mosquitoes bre... [Full Article...]

May to face fury of own MPs

That would give May enough votes to pass her legislative agenda through parliament and govern, albeit with a wafer-thin majority. The chaos has weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and the government may have to delay the announcement of its policy plans to parliament. [Full Article...]

ISIS Allegedly Destroyed Mosul Mosque Where Its Leader Declared 'Caliphate'

ISIS Allegedly Destroyed Mosul Mosque Where Its Leader Declared 'Caliphate' United States officials on Wednesday denied a ISIS claim that USA forces bombed Iraq's iconic Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul . Gen. Joseph Martin, who commands coalition ground forces in Iraq, said in a statement. However, a crowd of Mosul residents formed a human chain around the minaret, and the militants backed down, the BBC reported . "Our identity was destroyed?" the Mosuli behind the... [Full Article...]

China security talks focus on North Korea

Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton said USA officials are "going to give the DPRK/North Korea issue top priority in our discussions, aiming to advance concrete cooperation with China towards a peaceful resolution of the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea". [Full Article...]

Kovind's name chosen with an eye on Dalit votes, says Uddhav Thackeray

Kovind's name chosen with an eye on Dalit votes, says Uddhav Thackeray The election for the next President of India is to be held on July 17 as President Pranab Mukherjee will demit the office on July 24. On the first occasion, the late Sena supremo Bal Thackeray had thrown his lot behind Patil on grounds that she was the first Maharashtrian and a woman to ccupy the top constitutional post. [Full Article...]

Seoul asks North Korea to free detainees

North Korea has detained two Korean-American academics and a missionary, a Canadian pastor and three South Korean nationals who were doing missionary work there. So there is a possibility that Kim Jong-un continues to make the bluff with his nuclear weapons programs. But on Tuesday, Trump suggested that strategy had failed. [Full Article...]

Pakistan to tighten visa regime for Chinese

According to Pakistani media, Chinese nationals seeking business visas would now have to present an invitation from a recognised body at any of Pakistan's missions in China . The meeting decided that further extensions in work visa would be granted by the Ministry of Interior only on the request and provision of required documents by the employer. [Full Article...]

Greens Senator moves motion while breastfeeding

Greens Senator moves motion while breastfeeding Waters, who was influential in the rule change, said in November, "If we want more young women in Parliament, we must make the rules more family friendly to allow new mothers and new fathers to balance their parliamentary and parental duties". [Full Article...]

Queen's Speech: Corbyn attacks 'Government without majority'

Eight of 27 bills outlined in the speech deal with the complex Brexit process. Eight of the 24 Bills which survived the policy cull related to the process of leaving the European Union in March 2019. One topic notably left out of the speech: a state visit from President Donald Trump . Under a proposed " Courts Bill ", they will end the direct cross-examination of domestic violence victims b... [Full Article...]

What the Georgia special election may mean to Democrats and Republicans

We're not focusing on the economic messages. Senator Chris Murphy of CT told MSNBC that Democrats needed to focus on economic growth and "get back to being a big tent party". In the Cook Political Report, House elections expert David Wasserman has examined the Democrats' performances in the Georgia race and other House contests and sees some very encouraging signs. [Full Article...]

No autopsy for US student detained by North Korea

China , North Korean's main trading partner, has been accused of not fully enforcing existing United Nations sanctions on its neighbour, and has resisted some tougher measures. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Warmbier's family and all who had the blessing of knowing him". In the wake of Warmbier's death, Chan said the company will continue that suspension. [Full Article...]

UK police studying cause of death of man in mosque attack

Police have been granted a warrant to hold Darren Osborne , 47, from Cardiff, until Saturday. Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster said he was appalled at the attack and assured Muslim leaders "of our prayers and support". The victims were all Muslim and the incident was declared a terror attack on the Muslim population. Survivors were first alerted to the fire by Muslims who were breaki... [Full Article...]

Cuban government says Donald Trump will not weaken 'the revolution'

Many Cuban exiles in Miami are embracing the changes President Donald Trump announced Friday to his predecessor's policies of engagement with the communist island - but some want even more. In 2016, there were 9,940 short-term detentions of protesters, up from 8,899 in 2014, the AP reports. Trump also stated that the complete change of these regulations is just a small part from shifting a... [Full Article...]


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