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Pelosi Strikes Back: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'

Pelosi Strikes Back: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble' Nor have they identified a challenger. Those involved in the discussions described them as preliminary among like-minded lawmakers. "If we don't, then I think it's incumbent upon her and all of us to reassess who our leadership should be". [Full Article...]

North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM

News of the test was also confirmed to Reuters by another United States official, who said the test could be " for the smallest stage of ICBM rocket engine ". "We've said many times that China is making unremitting efforts to resolve the Korean peninsula nuclear issue, and plays an active and constructive role", he said. [Full Article...]

Civilians flee as BIFF attacks North Cotabato town

Civilians flee as BIFF attacks North Cotabato town The militants involved in the Marawi fighting are mostly from the Maute and Abu Sayyaf organisations, which have united with the BIFF under the IS umbrella, according to the government. The military is still investigating whether five civilians are still being held captive, according to Reuters . Foreign ministers and defense officials of the three neighboring countries agreed to work togethe... [Full Article...]

Concerns about fidget spinners highlight unsafe toys report

Concerns about fidget spinners highlight unsafe toys report W.A.T.C.H. President Joan Siff says just because a toy is popular does not mean it is safe. The group also reminded families to be aware of water safety for summer activities like pool or beach trips, and of the potential for injuries from backyard trampolines. [Full Article...]

Suspect In Police Officer Airport Stabbing Is Canadian

Suspect In Police Officer Airport Stabbing Is Canadian The attack just before 10 a.m.at Bishop International Airport prompted an evacuation and extra security elsewhere in the city, and a law enforcement official said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking at terrorism as a possible motive. [Full Article...]

Egyptian-American Muslim Teen Killed in 'Road Rage Incident' in US

Fairfax County police found the body of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen in a pond on Sunday afternoon. Authorities have said an angry driver attacked Nabra with a baseball bat, put her in his auto and took her to another location where he attacked her again. [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel will open up Gamescom this year for the first time

Ever since its conception back in 2009, they never had someone like the German Chancellor over at the event. Now the next video game expo to look forward to is Germany's Gamescom in a few months. Gerald Böse, president and CEO of the Koelnmesse, said in a press release . Gamescom will open on August 22 in Germany and will run until August 26. [Full Article...]

May seeks to reassure EU citizens

May seeks to reassure EU citizens The British prime minister has offered a deal for them to have the right to stay - as long as the same applies to Brits elsewhere, so effectively she has thrown the ball back into the EU's court to see what card they'll play . " My first impression is that the UK's offer is below our expectations, and that it risks worsening the situation of citizens ". The rights of Europeans in Britain have... [Full Article...]

Latest Northern Ireland talks' deadline in doubt: Sinn Fein

Latest Northern Ireland talks' deadline in doubt: Sinn Fein After May lost her majority in parliament with a botched gamble on a snap June 8 election, she is trying to secure the backing of the DUP's 10 lawmakers, though talks have dragged on for almost two weeks. Mr Murphy said while the official deadline for a deal at Stormont was next Thursday - June 29 - the United Kingdom and Irish governments had told the participants an agreement had to be effective... [Full Article...]

5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey

5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey In the panic bystanders and park staff flushed the pool's water away whilst others turned off the electricity supply to the facility. It is understood the dead dad is 58-year-old dad Mehmet Kaya and his 30-year-old son is Kadir Kaya. The gendarmerie officials said there was no residual current device (RCD) at the aqua park after inspecting the scene. It is believed the RCD would have instantly... [Full Article...]

Jackie Shroff celebrated International Day of Yoga

Jackie Shroff celebrated International Day of Yoga Some 20 young Indian yoga ambassadors from the Morarji Desai Institute in India were on a special visit to the communist nation for the occasion. Indian external affairs minister V K Singh participated in the session organized by the Indian embassy in association with the People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Yogi Yoga Padhasala. [Full Article...]

Dinakaran Extends Support to BJP Candidate in Prez Polls

On Thursday, the Congress-led opposition declared former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan as its presidential candidate. "I am thankful to all those who have supported me, will do everything to maintain the dignity of country's top post", Kovind said. [Full Article...]

Kushner meeting with Abbas was tense and unsuccessful

Kushner meeting with Abbas was tense and unsuccessful AMICHAI, Palestinian Territories: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the start of work on a new settlement in the occupied West Bank Tuesday, as U.S. Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was forced to retract comments he made to the senate Foreign Relations Committee that Trump had persuaded the Palestinian Authority to agree to end payments to "terrorist" prisoners ... [Full Article...]

Obama denounces 'fundamental meanness' of Senate GOP health care bill

Obama denounces 'fundamental meanness' of Senate GOP health care bill For me, it is unforgivable that the Republicans do not want the public to have the opportunity to compare Obamacare and Trumpcare and register their concerns before any law goes into effect. That was a reference to other provisions of the Republican plan that would cut taxes by almost $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and America's wealthiest families. [Full Article...]

Militants free hostages after battle

Militants free hostages after battle The attack in Pigcawayan "is not in any way related to the ongoing operation against the rebellion in Marawi City", said Colonel Edgard Arevalo, a military spokesman, adding that the BIFF is trying to establish itself as a force still to be reckoned with. [Full Article...]

Palestinian killed upon stabbing attack at Israeli soldiers

Palestinian killed upon stabbing attack at Israeli soldiers Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005 and the territory is now ruled by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas . But Israel has not built a fully fledged new settlement since the 1990s. Palestinian officials say the U.S.is preparing for a 12- to 18-month negotiating period. Jason Greenblatt , Mr Trump's worldwide envoy, arrived on Monday. [Full Article...]

Pelosi defends leadership following loss in Georgia special election

Pelosi defends leadership following loss in Georgia special election Unsurprisingly, Pelosi rejected their calls. Pelosi's defiant comments came as Democrats remained angry and divided after throwing some $30 million into a House race in Georgia on Tuesday, only to end up with a loss that wasn't even very close. [Full Article...]

Trump congratulates Saudi Crown Prince on his promotion

Although he is still in his youth, Mohammed bin Salman has for a long time held senior government positions and has been at the forefront of the kingdom's plans to wean itself off oil as one of economic strategies that were launched a year ago. [Full Article...]

Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession

Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession In November, the state Justice Department appealed Duffin's decision to the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit - blocking Dassey's release pending a hearing. Later, Dassey admitted to raping and killing Halbach. "Dassey, however, had trouble maintaining a consistent story except when he was being led step-by-step through the facts, thus confirming that his confession emerged not from ... [Full Article...]

Tourist bus hits top of Paris tunnel, 4 injured, 1 serious

Tourist bus hits top of Paris tunnel, 4 injured, 1 serious Images of the scene show emergency services attending a bus jammed some distance into the tunnel beneath the bridge. Two dozen passengers were on the bus when the accident occurred, she said. It is unclear why Cars Rouges, which is an established tour operator in the French capital, tried to pass through the tunnel, Le Parisien reports. [Full Article...]


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