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More whiffs for the scrambling Democrats

More whiffs for the scrambling Democrats BENNETT: Pelosi still has broad support among House Democrats . "Despite the loss" in Tuesday's special House election in Georgia, wrote Ben Ray Lujan , chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee , "we have a lot to be proud of". [Full Article...]

Belgium convicts Emirati princesses of abusing servants

Belgium convicts Emirati princesses of abusing servants They were accused of holding more than 20 servants in near slavery. A Belgian court on Friday convicted eight Emirati princesses fro human trafficking and given suspended jail terms in connection with treatment of servants at a Brussels luxury hotel almost 10 years ago. [Full Article...]

Australia Halts Syria Air Strikes After Russia Warning

Following Sunday's incident, Russia threatened that US -led coalition aircraft will be "followed by Russian ground-based air defense and air defense aircraft as air targets" if they are operating in Syrian airspace west of the Euphrates River while while Russia is on combat missions. [Full Article...]

Police Officers Among Dead in Car Bomb Blast in Quetta

Few minutes after the first explosion when hundreds of people gathered around the site to witness the rescue work, a much bigger blast occurred only meters away from the site of the first blast, leaving 18 dead on the spot and over 100 others injured. [Full Article...]

Gamescom 2017 Will Be Opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel , is to open the Gamescom 2017 show at Cologne in August. The whole event runs until Saturday, 26 August. By comparison, E3 usually has only 50,000 attendees (though this year it was boosted by public attendance to 68,000) - Gamescom is five times as busy. [Full Article...]

May thanks military for 'fantastic job' on Armed Forces Day

May thanks military for 'fantastic job' on Armed Forces Day Events begin at 10.30am when charity stalls open in the quadrangle at the City Chambers. Mirfield also held celebrations to mark Armed Forces Day and a service was conducted by the Mirfield Royal British Legion Padre. As an Armed Forces friendly organisation, Longleat is also committing to supporting the employment of veterans, Service spouses and partners as well as supporting local cadet uni... [Full Article...]

Ex-Homeland Security Director Says Politics Prevented Disclosure of Russian Meddling

Ex-Homeland Security Director Says Politics Prevented Disclosure of Russian Meddling While the Russian interference in the 2016 campaign has been known for months, it was the first time USA officials have said how many states' electoral systems were targeted. "Both publicly and privately, my staff and I repeatedly encouraged state and local election officials to seek our cybersecurity assistance", Johnson said. [Full Article...]

French legislative election 2017: First round results, polls, latest on parliamentary vote

French President Emmanuel Macron leaves his home before voting in the first of two rounds of parliamentary elections in Le Touquet, France, June 11. Macron is visiting Berlin only a day after being sworn in as president in Paris. Le Pen , herself in a commanding position to be elected to the national parliament for the first time after winning 46 percent of first round votes, put on a cour... [Full Article...]

UAE Foreign Minister Blames Qatar for Arab States' Demands Leaking to Media

Saudi Arabia regularly accuses Iran , its regional rival, of interference throughout the Middle East. Qatar rejects those accusations and says it is being punished for straying from its neighbors' backing for authoritarian hereditary and military rulers. [Full Article...]

UAE: Arab states don't seek 'regime change' in Qatar

Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani said . Gargash accused Qatar of leaking a document containing the demands by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, which have cut diplomatic ties and accused Qatar of sponsoring terrorism. Saudi Arabia regularly accuses Iran, its regional rival, of interference throughout the Middle East. Gargash said if Qatar fails to comply within the 10-day timeline set out in... [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton says Republicans will be the "death party" if they pass

Hillary Clinton says Republicans will be the Like the House plan before it, the Senate proposal has detractors from conservatives and moderate Republicans. Nevada Senator Dean Heller announced he will not vote for the American Health Care Act as it is now written, making him the fifth GOP senator to say they won't vote for the bill since it was released Thursday morning. [Full Article...]

More high rise buildings nationwide found to have failed fire safety tests

More high rise buildings nationwide found to have failed fire safety tests The testing is being done as officials around Britain scramble to assess the safety of apartment buildings following the June 14 inferno that engulfed Grenfell Tower in west London , killing an estimated 79 people. we're sorry". It is thought that the five buildings affected have issues "other than cladding", and that fire officers advised Camden Council to evacuate. [Full Article...]

British PM offers support to evacuated residents

British PM offers support to evacuated residents Camden council representatives talk as they help residents as they are evacuated from the Burnham residential tower block on the Chalcots Estate, in the borough of Camden , north London, Friday, June 23, 2017. More than 80 people have refused to leave their homes on a London estate during a mass evacuation launched over fire safety fears linked to the Grenfell Tower disaster. [Full Article...]

USA president's son-in-law meets Israeli, Palestinian leaders

USA president's son-in-law meets Israeli, Palestinian leaders The Palestinians attributed great importance to the meeting, not because of any progress in the peace process but with the goal of understanding the true spirit of the Trump administration, and what the White House and Trump mean when they speak about their intentions to bring about an agreement and a good "deal" between the two sides. [Full Article...]

North Korea denies torturing United States student Otto Warmbier

The Department of State says Ambassador Joseph Yun plans to attend with Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, the No. 2 American diplomat. As the rogue regime repeatedly threatened the USA and its regional allies, testing missiles at least nine times since Trump's election, the administration looked to China to help. [Full Article...]

Trump state visit left out of Queen's Speech

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, whose surprisingly strong election performance damaged May, called the speech "thin gruel". The Queen was accompanied by the Prince of Wales in the traditional ceremony in the House of Lords, after Buckingham Palace announced that the Duke of Edinburgh had been admitted to hospital as a precaution on Tuesday night. [Full Article...]

Prince Philip leaves hospital after treatment for infection

Prince Philip leaves hospital after treatment for infection The Prince was admitted on Tuesday evening to London's King Edward VII Hospital, where he was treated for an infection arising from a pre-existing condition. He is in "good spirits". PRINCE PHILIP has been discharged from hospital after a two-night stay which saw him miss the Queen's Speech. The 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II reportedly fell ill at Windsor after an appea... [Full Article...]

How will Amazon transform Whole Foods? (The 3:59, Ep. 242)

How will Amazon transform Whole Foods? (The 3:59, Ep. 242) The company hasn't said whether that thinking changes under Amazon. The surprise acquisition of Whole Foods comes at a time when Amazon has been inserting itself into the grocery market, and Whole Foods had been cutting prices. Mr. Mackey, though, wasn't interested in selling. Now that the companies have announced their tie-up , Mackey went on to say he is completely over the moon about Amazo... [Full Article...]

South Korea Tests Missile Capable of Reaching North Korea

South Korean officials did not have details about the reported test and declined to comment on the possible nature of the engine. The United States has tried for years to discourage South Korea from developing longer-range ballistic missiles in keeping with the Missile Technology Control Regime, a voluntary worldwide arms-control pact. [Full Article...]

Grimes: No Evidence of Cyberattacks Against Kentucky's Election Systems

Tension between Russian and the U, S. grew on another front, too: The Kremlin voiced displeasure Wednesday about new United States sanctions against Russia and called off much-anticipated talks with a senior U.S administration official in response. [Full Article...]


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