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Things You Need to Know About The Senate GOP's Health Care Bill

Things You Need to Know About The Senate GOP's Health Care Bill Where can I read it? They indicated that the legislation would also be available to the public Thursday morning, though it's unclear exactly how it is being released. The package represents McConnell's attempt to quell criticism by party moderates and conservatives and win the support he needs in a vote he hopes to stage next week. [Full Article...]

Former minister warns PM faces "strong, hard negotiators" as DUP talks continue

If the principle of consent, which underpinned the Good Friday Agreement, means anything, it means that MPs from Northern Ireland can and should aspire to have a say in the government of the United Kingdom. David Hanson, Labour MP for Delyn, served for two years as a minister of state for Northern Ireland and spent hours in negotiating chambers with PM Theresa May's potential new bedfellows. [Full Article...]

Two US soldiers, 2 others wounded in Afghan solider attack, official says

According to Afghan official, two other US soldiers are wounded in the attack, which took place in the Achin district . One US official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the incident was a "green-on-blue" attack by a member of the Afghan security forces. [Full Article...]

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill two in police ambush in northeast Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill two in police ambush in northeast Nigeria Civilian vehicles are regularly escorted on the road because of sporadic Boko Haram attacks. Suspected insurgents who were firing anti-aircraft rifle on the bus conveying the policemen ambushed the whole convoy of about 200 vehicles. The ambush, at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday, was on a large convoy of commercial, private and government vehicles travelling from Maiduguri to the southern part of Born... [Full Article...]

At Least Three US Soldiers Wounded After Afghan Base Attack

At Least Three US Soldiers Wounded After Afghan Base Attack The attack comes exactly one week after three US soldiers were killed and a fourth wounded in Peka Valley, Nangarhar province, in eastern Afghanistan in an insider attack. In this context, in January 2015, India had announced its decision to allow Afghan Trucks to enter the Indian territory through Attari land Checkpost for offloading and loading goods from and to Afghanistan . [Full Article...]

Exit polls: Large majority for Macron in French parliament

The election was closely watched in Europe and around the world to see if Macron would secure a mandate to push through his pro-EU reform agenda. Ferrand, under preliminary investigation over alleged favouritism towards his common-law wife in a lucrative property deal, agreed to step down as territorial cohesion minister, his entourage said . [Full Article...]

Theresa May pledges 'humility and resolve' ahead of Queen's Speech programme

The two-year program for government, known as the Queen's Speech , was prepared by ministers and read out by Queen Elizabeth in parliament at its formal opening ceremony. "But - he added - I'm confident we can get an agreement". Determined to deliver the best Brexit deal. Even before news of Prince Philip's illness, the government had announced that the speech would be delivered with less pagea... [Full Article...]

Coroner still probing death of U.S. student held by N. Korea

Trump has hardened his rhetoric against North Korea following the death of Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student who died on Monday in an OH hospital after returning from captivity in North Korea in a coma where he had been for 17 months. [Full Article...]

US Navy Fatalities in NYK Container Ship Collision Identified

US Navy Fatalities in NYK Container Ship Collision Identified There have been around 30 boat crashes in the area over the past decade, including a 2013 incident in which six Japanese crew members died after their cargo ship crashed with another vessel in the early morning hours, a coastguard spokesman said , as cited by AFP. [Full Article...]

ISIS reportedly destroys historic Mosul mosque as Iraqi forces close in

ISIS reportedly destroys historic Mosul mosque as Iraqi forces close in The landmark structure, built in the 12th century, was where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had declared the group's rule soon after it occupied the Iraqi city in 2014 and the black flag of ISIS had been flying from the minaret ever since. [Full Article...]

Blumenthal To Hold Second 'Emergency Hearing' On Health Care

While a draft of the bill is expected to be released Thursday, Senate Republicans have yet to disclose concrete details about the bill's exact terms, including whether funding will be awarded to Planned Parenthood, a women's health organization that, in addition to other programs, provides abortion services. [Full Article...]

Finsbury Park terror attack victim dies

Osborne was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder but Scotland Yard said he was later arrested for the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism , including murder and attempted murder. After a short silence, chairman of the mosque Mohammed Kozbar told those gathered that the attack was "on our families, on our freedom, on our dignity". [Full Article...]

Congress asks Amitabh to withdraw from GST ad

Congress asks Amitabh to withdraw from GST ad A video featuring Bachchan has been released by the government in which the actor can be seen explaining GST as a "unifying force, just like the three colours in the national flag". We have always been for the GST but not in this format. "That is why I am suggesting Amitabh Bachchan should not be a party to every foolishness of the BJP". [Full Article...]

Shrewsbury event will celebrate Armed Forces Day

Shrewsbury event will celebrate Armed Forces Day It also gives the nation an opportunity to show support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community, from now serving troops to service families and veterans to cadets. Follow the links below for more news about Armed Forces Day 2017 in the Vale and Bridgend. "We hope the Armed Forces community enjoy the activities taking place across the North West in their honour". [Full Article...]

Watch Trump hold campaign-style rally in Iowa

Watch Trump hold campaign-style rally in Iowa The President slammed Democrats for opposing his agenda, railed against the media's coverage of his presidency and hailed the work he has done to make good on his campaign promises in a stemwinder Wednesday night at an arena filled with thousands of his still-loyal supporters. [Full Article...]

Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse

Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse The letter was written ahead of publication today of a damning report into the handling of Ball's case by the respected former social worker Dame Moira Gibb, who concluded that the Church of England 'colluded' in abuse by Ball. Dame Moira Gibb, who chaired the investigation, recommended the church "demonstrate the individual and collective accountability of bishops" and make efforts to improve the... [Full Article...]

Mohammed Bin Salman wins support of Riyadh's 'allegiance council'

These decrees comprised the re-establishment of financial allowances for members of the civil service and military that were initially reduced as part of 'Saudi Vision 2030 , ' the kingdom's ambitious economic reform program endorsed by then-Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman. [Full Article...]

Saudi king names son crown prince

The previous crown prince , Prince Mohammed bin Nayef , the king's nephew and a counter-terrorism chief admired in Washington for putting down an Al-Qaeda campaign of bombings in 2003 to 2006, was relieved of all his posts, according to the decree. [Full Article...]

U.S. college student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio

U.S. college student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio The 22-year-old student from suburban Cincinnati was supposed to graduate from the University of Virginia in May. An ambulance took Warmbier from the airport to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center . The few reports that exist about the conference said he admitted to bribing North Korean residents for information about Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. [Full Article...]

United Nations: Refugee displacement at seven-decade high

The figures released ahead of World Refugee Day on Tuesday showed that 10.3 million of the world's displaced people fled their homes a year ago alone, including 3.4 million who crossed worldwide borders to become refugees . Yet the total number of people internally displaced dropped from 40.8 million to 40.3 million. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, almost 66 million peopl... [Full Article...]


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