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Islamists hold diners hostage after bomb attack

Islamists hold diners hostage after bomb attack All five attackers were killed and the soldiers secured the building after dawn. Captain Mohamed Hussein said heavy gunfire could be heard at the scene. The militant group claimed responsibility for the attack. Up to 17 people have been killed and others are being held hostage after a vehicle bomb attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu . [Full Article...]

Trump questions Obama's handling of Russia intel

Trump questions Obama's handling of Russia intel A former senior Obama administration official who had been part of the deliberations on Russian Federation admitted the painfully obvious. And the Trump administration has shown no signs it will let up on its demands that Russian forces leave Eastern Ukraine, even though Trump himself suggested during the campaign that Russia had not annexed the Crimean peninsula. [Full Article...]

Arab States Issue List of Demands to End Crisis With Qatar

Arab States Issue List of Demands to End Crisis With Qatar Still, he's suggesting the actions to pressure Qatar will remain economic and diplomatic. Five armored vehicles were also dispatched, the military said. He added the Arab nations opposing Qatar didn't send a demand to shut down the base to Turkey directly. Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar in June over allegations the Persian Gulf country funds... [Full Article...]

Podhoretz: GOP Dodged a Bullet in Georgia Race

Podhoretz: GOP Dodged a Bullet in Georgia Race Meanwhile, Ossoff's loss came in spite of massive Democratic fundraising. "I think we could make it look lovely, too". The election will not significantly change the balance of power in Washington , where Republicans control the White House and both chambers of Congress. [Full Article...]

North Korea calls itself "biggest victim" in death of US student

US President Donald Trump appears to have given up on his expectations that China will, at his urging, rein in its fully dependent ally North Korea after an American student released by Pyongyang recently died of injuries possibly suffered in captivity there. [Full Article...]

Australia's military resumes air operations over Syria

Australia's military resumes air operations over Syria In Tuesday's incident, the US -led coalition said an F-15E Strike Eagle jet destroyed an armed Shahed-129 drone in the early hours of the morning as it neared the al-Tanaf base along Syria's eastern border. He added the rare missile strike expressed Iran's aspirations in the region. Activists and IS supporters reported his death at the time but Tuesday's statement from Central Command ... [Full Article...]

GOP senators now oppose health bill; enough to sink it

Collins said, "I can't support a bill that is going to greatly increase premiums for our older Americans or out of pocket costs for those who aren't quite old enough for Medicare yet. The measure largely uses people's incomes as the yardstick for helping those without workplace coverage to buy private insurance. Besides Sandoval, Ohio Governor John Kasich also says the GOP plan could leave hundr... [Full Article...]

Nancy Pelosi Should Resign, Frustrated Democrats Say

Nancy Pelosi Should Resign, Frustrated Democrats Say Kathleen Rice (D-NY) told CNN . In campaign ads and election flyers, Republicans successfully tied the policies and beliefs of newcomer Ossoff to House minority leader Pelosi. Pelosi's long period at the House Democrat helm has also made her a subject of GOP attack ads aimed at galvanizing Republican voters. He says the vote shows people want Congress to move forward with Trum... [Full Article...]

Four GOP Senators, including Johnson-WI, withhold support from health care bill

Republicans can afford for just two of their members to vote no. That could include the number of years the bill would take to phase out the extra money Obama provided to expand the federal-state Medicaid program for the poor and disabled to millions of additional low earners. [Full Article...]

Over 2 Dozen Killed In Multiple Blasts In Pakistan

Over 2 Dozen Killed In Multiple Blasts In Pakistan Past attacks in the province have been claimed by the Pakistani Taliban , ISIL, as well as by Baloch separatist fighters who are fighting for independence from Pakistan. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called for security to be beefed up across the country as he condemned the attack , saying that no Muslim could ever imagine committing such a "horrific" act. [Full Article...]

Arizona Medicaid agency says Senate health bill cost $7.1B

Heller, who faces a hard re-election fight next year, said he would vote against the bill in its current form but did not rule out supporting a revamped version. -Repeal a tax penalty for people who do not get health insurance, saving them $38 billion over the next decade. "At its core, this Senate plan is very similar to the House plan in its contours and shape", Zwillich says. [Full Article...]

Senior North Korean diplomat raises possibility of talks with US

The Hamilton County coroner is still trying to determine the manner and cause of his death Monday, less than a week after his return. The death of American university student Otto Warmbier this week after his release following 17 months of imprisonment in North Korea has hardened the United States position and cranked up tensions in Asia . [Full Article...]

Turkey summons United States envoy over bodyguards arrest warrants

The New York Times reported that officials in the United States administration were privately furious over the brazen use of force against peaceful protesters -and Washington DC police officers - by Erdogan's men, and that the charges against them is part of the American punishment for the incident. [Full Article...]

Rouhani: Missile attack on Daesh was 'essential'

Both the administration of former President Barack Obama and Trump's have focused exclusively on defeating Islamic State , but with the militants' self-proclaimed caliphate shrinking, USA -backed and Syrian-backed forces appear to be competing for territory. [Full Article...]

North Korea tests new rocket engine - United States media

Warmbier also may have been given new medications for comfort care in the United States that he didn't receive while in North Korea, which could have led to his death, Gupta said. While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. Andrew Kraner, 25, who knew Warmbier from school and swimming "up the hill at the YMCA", said the 45-mi... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation claims it killed ISIS leader al-Baghdadi

We review key developments in Syria, including reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian air raid on Raqqa, pro-government forces advancing near Tabqa airbase and Russian concern over USA missile deployments in southern Syria. [Full Article...]

Senate Health Care Bill: 5th Republican Senator Comes Out Against GOP Plan

ACA: Subsidies to insurers help people pay deductibles and copays. "They're paying for tax cuts with American lives". "The chaos the Republican Party is wrecking across our health care system won't just be felt in our insurance markets but in doctor's offices, ER's and clinics across the state of in", says Myers. [Full Article...]

Senate Votes to Impose New Sanctions on Russian Federation, 97-2

The Iran bill, including the Russian Federation sanctions amendment , was expected to pass the Senate on Thursday or later on Wednesday. The US Senate is expected on Wednesday to take steps towards new sanctions against Russian Federation as punishment for meddling in the US presidential election. [Full Article...]

DUP whip: Chances of Conservative deal 'very good'

DUP whip: Chances of Conservative deal 'very good' The letter - which is a first step towards court proceedings - sets out the grounds of complaint and threatens judicial review proceedings in the event of a DUP-Tory deal being struck. The latest deadline to restore Northern Ireland's power-sharing executive is in doubt due to separate talks involving one of the parties over propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government, Irish nation... [Full Article...]

Taliban infiltrate Afghan army to target foreign troops

Afghan security forces inspect the exterior of a auto after a suicide bomb blast in Paktia Province, Afghanistan June 18, 2017. On June 10, an Afghan army commando killed three USA soldiers and wounded another. The Taliban did not directly claim the attack but described the soldier, who was killed, as a "patriot". The attackers were disguised in Afghan army uniforms. [Full Article...]


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