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US Democrats look to future after dispiriting loss in Georgia election

US Democrats look to future after dispiriting loss in Georgia election The Georgia race ends as the most expensive House campaign in USA history, with a tab that may exceed $50 million. Republicans expertly connected Ossoff to Pelosi, a poison pill for some voters, prompting calls for a leadership change. [Full Article...]

Israel Starts Work on New Settlement Regardless of US Peace Efforts

Israel Starts Work on New Settlement Regardless of US Peace Efforts Kushner, a 36-year-old real estate developer with little experience of global diplomacy or political negotiation, arrived in Israel on Wednesday morning and will spend barely 20 hours on the ground - he leaves shortly after midnight. Since then, conversations have been ongoing, the White House official said. The power plant stopped operating in April after Hamas could no longer afford to buy... [Full Article...]

Meira Kumar's nomination puts JD(U) in a fix

The high point of the unfolding drama was Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar, who chose to play along with the Opposition bloc after dithering till the last moment and agreed only after much persuasion senior leaders. "Hence, our party declares support to Meira Kumar for the presidential poll", she said. A JD (U) spokesman, however, said: "Our decision to support Kovind remains ... [Full Article...]

European Union citizens' rights after Brexit - the unanswered questions

European Union citizens' rights after Brexit - the unanswered questions A senior EU diplomat said the bloc was ready to listen to what May had to say: "The EU 27 position is clear in terms of what conditions we'd like to see for our citizens there and what we can offer for United Kingdom citizens here", the diplomat said. [Full Article...]

Gulf rift: Qatar 'not ready to surrender'

Gulf rift: Qatar 'not ready to surrender' Trump also says that unity among Gulf Cooperation Council countries and strong partnerships with the US are crucial for defeating terrorism. "Qatar has been riding (the) tiger of extremism & terrorism". Bahrain's Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed al-Khalifa addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly in NY. However, mixed messages from USA officials appeared to complicate the dipl... [Full Article...]

Philippine troops evict Muslim rebel raiders from village

Philippine troops evict Muslim rebel raiders from village The attack could be a diversionary tactic to ease pressure on the militants in Marawi, local police commander Chief Inspector Realan Mamon said on radio. Villagers have fled to safety. ON THEIR TOES. Army soldiers patrol a road at Pigkawayan, a farming town about 160 kilometres (100 miles) from Marawi city, on north Cotabato, in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on June 21, 2017. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders: GOP health care bill 'most harmful' ever

If the language remains, it could cost leaders the votes of two centrist Republicans: Collins and Sen. What is Medicaid and how is it under attack by the Senate Republican healthcare bill? "The bill includes elements of (Cassidy's legislation)-which is positive", Cassidyi said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Monday,26th June declared a holiday

Monday,26th June declared a holiday A statement from the ministry said the public holiday must be observed through the country. The date of Eid 2017 will vary in different parts of the world . Muslims all over the world get ready in sparkly new clothes and enjoy delicious meals after reading namaaz. At Eid al-Fitr, Muslim families and communities come together to pray, and to thank Allah for the strength and willpower they showed w... [Full Article...]

James Comey admits that he leaked the Trump memo

The House Intelligence Committee asked the White House to turn over any tape recordings or memos documenting Trump's dinner conversation with Comey in February at which Trump allegedly asked for Comey's loyalty and pushed to end the FBI's investigation of former aide Michael Flynn's ties with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Salah to Liverpool done

Salah to Liverpool done Roma forward Mohamed Salah is having a medical ahead of his proposed £34m move to Liverpool . The Reds have been trying to find common ground with Roma ever since seeing their initial offer for Salah knocked back earlier this month. [Full Article...]

Johnathan Thurston will miss next month's State of Origin decider

Johnathan Thurston will miss next month's State of Origin decider The Cowboys and the Panthers have traditionally played out some absolute crackers in the far north and while this one will lose the added boost of being Johnathan Thurston's 300th NRL game following his injury in State of Origin game two, there's every chance this Saturday afternoon contest could be an absolute classic. [Full Article...]

Philippines military says primary school hostage drama resolved

Philippines military says primary school hostage drama resolved Wednesday, they already occupied Malagakit Elementary School, which was used by the BIFF as base after they raided the village and nearby Barangay Simsiman, both in Pigcawayan , North Cotabato . The major rebel organizations have signed, or are pursuing, peace deals with the government, but small hardline groups such as the BIFF have vowed to continue fighting. [Full Article...]

Fireworks explode when Chris Wallace confronts top Trump attorney about FBI investigation

Fireworks explode when Chris Wallace confronts top Trump attorney about FBI investigation Constitutionally, the president does not need a reason to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who - like every unelected subordinate official in the executive branch - serves at the president's pleasure. Taking to Twitter last Sunday while spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland, Trump again referenced the "distraction of the Witch Hunt". [Full Article...]

No proof on collusion with Russians

Dianne Feinstein , the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, in a statement . "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations", Rosenstein said. But Sessions is recused entirely from the Russian Federation investigation - that was reason why Rosenstein , the second-ranking official at the Justice Department , had the authority to hire the special counsel - so it's u... [Full Article...]

Death Toll Climbs In London Grenfell Tower Apartment Fire

Death Toll Climbs In London Grenfell Tower Apartment Fire The Police has announced that the fifty-eight people who are still missing after the Grenfell Tower fire , are being presumed dead. More than 200 firefighters and 40 fire trucks were involved in operations to douse the blaze, which last for several hours. [Full Article...]

Funeral for U.S. college student who died after North Korean detention

One of his former school counselors, who was attending the funeral, told CNN the community had been holding its collective breath while he was imprisoned in North Korea, "praying for a quick release, rallying around the Warmbiers as much as possible". [Full Article...]

NDA gets boost as Sena backs Kovind

NDA gets boost as Sena backs Kovind The NSG protects high-profile politicians such as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, senior BJP leader L K Advani, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, among others. Samajwadi Party has also not "yet" committed to opposing Kovind. Mr Kumar's party, Janata Dal United, has said there is no question of changing its mind. [Full Article...]

Three killed in blast at Colombia shopping centre

Those killed included a young French woman who was volunteering at a school in a poor Bogota neighborhood. The Andino shopping mall in an exclusive area of Bogota was evacuated after the blast, which occurred around 5 p.m. "This is unforgivable. Children could have been hurt as they go to the toilet with their mothers", said Pedro Alvarez, as he placed a paper flower at the information desk. [Full Article...]

USA emphasizes shared concerns with China

Trump reached an accord with China's leader Xi Jinping regarding North Korea when the two met in Florida. "At least I know China tried!" Trump wrote on Twitter. It had long pushed for a resumption of US negotiations with North Korea, which now appears a remote prospect. How does Warmbier's tragic end affect the USA approach? If Warmbier had returned home in good health, his release could once ... [Full Article...]

North Korea tests rocket engine

North Korea put a temporary moratorium on its nuclear and uranium programs in February 2012 in return for food aid from the USA, but the deal came apart two months later when North Korea launched a rocket to put a satellite into orbit. Separately, at the Punggye-Ri underground nuclear test site , activity earlier this week has been followed by little change. In early June, the US Treasury Depa... [Full Article...]


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