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Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

She added Kohl would always be remembered as the architect of Germany's reunification and for his European policy stance. Kohl was renowned for his role in reunifying Germany after the opening of the Berllin Wall and for recording the longest tenure of any Democratically-elected chancellor in German history . [Full Article...]

North Korea says US student's death a "mystery to us as well"

Still, Mattis encouraged greater communication with the Chinese military and said it was important to look to areas of expanded cooperation, including some sort of officer exchange program to "improve transparency and mutual understanding". [Full Article...]

Four Republican senators not ready to vote for healthcare bill

The Senate bill looks a great deal like the House bill , which would leave 23 million more people without insurance over the next 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office . Republican moderates and Trump need to ask themselves two questions. Now, Republican lawmakers are trying to shift the language around these cuts. [Full Article...]

Georgia Special Election Ends in Disappointment for Democrats

The response from some: It better be. "A huge win for Karen Handel , a great win for President Trump and a momentum win for the Georgia Republican Party", said recently elected Georgia GOP chairman John Watson. Porter said Wednesday that he expects Democrats to field "strong candidates" for every statewide down ballot office - something the party hasn't managed in recent years. [Full Article...]

University Of Missouri Revokes Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

University Of Missouri Revokes Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree According to the Associated Press , Mizzou system President Mun Choi cited the several allegations as the reasoning for rescinding the degree, specifically saying that Cosby's actions were not in line with the university's core beliefs. [Full Article...]

Germany and France favourites to house London-based European Union agencies post-Brexit

Germany and France favourites to house London-based European Union agencies post-Brexit Davis said Prime Minister May will also set out at an EU summit on Thursday her proposals for the rights of the three million EU nationals living in Britain, and one million Britons in the EU, with the British government to publish a detailed offer next Monday. [Full Article...]

Off-duty officer shot by another officer in north St. Louis

Off-duty officer shot by another officer in north St. Louis A police statement says a white officer who had just arrived on the scene of a suspected crime Wednesday night saw the off-duty black officer walking toward other officers and shot the black officer in the arm "fearing for his safety". It was initially told to reporters by Interim Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole that the officer was hit in a crossfire between on-the-clock police and the stolen auto ... [Full Article...]

Dozen frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi

Dozen frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi Kathleen Rice of NY, led a meeting of anti-Pelosi House Democrats . "I think we do need a bolder economic platform that speaks to wage stagnation and the need for new jobs. Pelosi told fellow House Democrats in a letter Wednesday, "The House was in play before the Georgia race". And it certainly won't happen if rabid progressives keep demonizing and denigrating people with whom they disag... [Full Article...]

Nevada's Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin , D-Wisconsin, plans to vote against the Senate GOP's bill along with the rest of her party. If the four senators - Ted Cruz , R-Texas, Ron Johnson , R-Wis., Mike Lee , R- Utah, and Rand Paul , R-Ky. The federal government would remain the chief regulator of health insurance. Rice said she's concerned about provisions in the Senate bill that may make it more... [Full Article...]

Terror plot targeting Grand Mosque in Mecca foiled - Saudi security forces

Terror plot targeting Grand Mosque in Mecca foiled - Saudi security forces The gunmen, who are wanted for terrorism, exchanged fire with the security forces who surrounded one of the buildings in the al-Aseelah neighborhood in Mecca where the militants were hiding. Near the end of Ramadan a year ago, four security officers died in an explosion close in Medina, close the Prophet's Mosque, Islam's second holiest site. [Full Article...]

Trump adviser who advocated violence visits White House

Trump adviser who advocated violence visits White House But photos of Ivanka really letting her hair down and playing with her children contrasted sharply against Sean Spicer looking serious and talking on the phone at the event. The Trumps had transformed the White House south lawn in to New York's "Central Park" for the evening, complete with toy boats in the lake and a carousel. [Full Article...]

Obama Slams GOP Cruelty: That 'Is Not A Health Care Bill'

Obama Slams GOP Cruelty: That 'Is Not A Health Care Bill' According to a recent poll , that legislation is "the least popular major bill in decades". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill which represents the party's long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act , at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017... [Full Article...]

Trump says he supports Senate healthcare bill

Trump says he supports Senate healthcare bill While it's impossible to overstate how determined Republicans are to repeal ObamaCare - at least its tax increases and mandates - the actuarial problem is what might prove to be the bill's undoing, sending the GOP back to the drawing board and keeping the rest of President Trump's agenda on hold. [Full Article...]

UAE envoy attacks Qatar over extremism as Gulf feud escalates

UAE envoy attacks Qatar over extremism as Gulf feud escalates Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called for dialogue Saturday between Qatar and its neighbors in the Gulf , promising to help mediate the crisis after a meeting with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain , and Egypt had severed relations with Qatar last week and accused it of supporting "extremists". [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans release bill to cut Medicaid

According to a poll from the Kaiser Famidly Foundation, 55 percent of Americans say the Senate's bill is unfavorable, compared with 30 percent who say it is favorable. In May, the House of Representatives passed a similar bill backed by Republicans and President Donald Trump . Nevada is one of 31 states and the District of Columbia that opted to expand their Medicaid programs. [Full Article...]

Balochistan: 5 killed in blast near IGP office in Quetta

Balochistan: 5 killed in blast near IGP office in Quetta The blasts took place at a market within three minutes of each another, senior government official Wazir Khan Wazir said. Thirty-eight people were killed and more than 100 injured in two terror attacks in Pakistan on Friday, with suicide bombers targeting the capital of Balochistan province and the Shia-majority Parachinar town days before the end of the holy month of Ramzan. [Full Article...]

McConnell stakes it all on health care bill

John Kasich, a Republican , said in a Twitter message. The bill would eliminate the requirement that Americans or their employers be required to buy health insurance. Ending Obama's expansion has caused major rifts among GOP senators. Some from states that have expanded the program have battled to prolong the phase-out, while conservative Republicans have sought to halt the funds quickly. [Full Article...]

PM Modi to boost trade, security ties during three-nation tour

PM Modi to boost trade, security ties during three-nation tour He said he looked forward to building a forward-looking vision for the partnership with the new U.S. administration under President Trump. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet the US President Donald Trump on 26 June. Since Trump's election on an "American First" platform, US and Indian officials have sought to play down any contradiction between his stated desire to protect A... [Full Article...]

Insurance group encouraged by GOP bill

The GOP's new health bill would mean Nevada can not afford to maintain coverage for the 210,000 residents insured under Medicaid expansion, Gov. Brian Sandoval says. Before he made that decision, Sandoval said Friday that his state's uninsured rate stood at 24 percent. Sandoval specifically pointed to people who were making a little more than $16,000 per year. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Hopes Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out

Trump Says He Hopes Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out Moulton backed a longshot challenge to Pelosi's leadership post from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan last fall. Some Democrats believed that Ossoff could pull off a victory in a district that has been solidly red since 1979 due to resentment against President Donald Trump and the seat's open status after the departure of Tom Price to Trump's cabinet. [Full Article...]


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