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United Kingdom urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar, de-escalate tension

United Kingdom urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar, de-escalate tension Saudi Arabia has also closed its land borders with Qatar, geographically isolating the Gulf state. The official said Sharif has already consulted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the issue. RIYADH, June 12 Oman welcomed a decision by three Gulf countries to give special consideration to families with Qatari spouses and children on Monday, after they cut ties with Qatar last week and e... [Full Article...]

Mexico knock out hosts Russia, Portugal cruise

Mexico knock out hosts Russia, Portugal cruise Although proceedings took a while to heat up, Portugal were ultimately good value for their triumph and look set to face either Chile or Germany in the final four of the competition, as two of their rising stars rose to the challenge alongside the more experienced Ronaldo and Nani to clinch top spot. [Full Article...]

Tornado damaged two US Air Force E-4B 'doomsday' planes

Tornado damaged two US Air Force E-4B 'doomsday' planes Initially, there were few details on the nature of the damage to the two E-4Bs. A preliminary estimate says the storm caused up to $10 million in damage to other Offutt facilities. The E-4B is a 747 that has been reinforced to protect against the electromagnetic pulse from a nuclear blast and is shielded from a thermal blast. Secretary of Defense and joint chiefs in the case of a national emerge... [Full Article...]

Raging forest fires kill 62 in Portugal

France and Spain have sent planes to help mitigate the blaze, the European Commission said . The Portuguese government has declared three days of national mourning for what has been described as the greatest human tragedy seen in the country for decades. [Full Article...]

Man's body found a day after disappearing in Lake St. Clair

Man's body found a day after disappearing in Lake St. Clair Clair Metro Park in Harrison Township, the sheriff's office reported. The 44-year-old US man was recovered Saturday by the Macomb County Dive Team under water near where he went missing. The remaining passengers were able to help the first and third passengers back onto the boat, but they lost sight of Day. It is the third rescue the the Coast Guard has been on Friday, with two boats that took... [Full Article...]

Rescuers dig for bodies after landslide wipes out village in southwestern China

Rescuers dig for bodies after landslide wipes out village in southwestern China More than 70 people were killed by a landslide in the southern commercial hub of Shenzhen in December 2015, caused by the improper storage of waste. Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered "all-out efforts" to save those buried, China's People's Daily tweeted. [Full Article...]

Senate GOP's Plan To Repeal, Replace May Be In Trouble

Senate GOP's Plan To Repeal, Replace May Be In Trouble And the Senate bill would take more time to phase out the ACA's expansion of Medicaid coverage; despite claims that this represents "heart", it may have less to do with compassion than skewing how the bill is scored by the Congressional Budget Office . [Full Article...]

Another bout of rain engulfs much of Texas on heels of Cindy

The storm brings strong winds over the eastern part of the warning area, with storm surges of 1 to 3 feet and some tornadoes . Even as a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy moved inland over Louisiana , the effects of the storm were being felt for a third day on the Gulf Coast. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation probing MI airport stabbing as terrorism

Federal Bureau of Investigation probing MI airport stabbing as terrorism On Wednesday, police searched Ftouhi's apartment in Montreal , CBC News reported. It's located on Bélair St.in St-Michel borough. A Canadian who told police he hates the United States is accused of shouting " Allahu Akbar " while stabbing a police officer at a MI airport. [Full Article...]

Four Arab countries give Qatar 10 days to close Al Jazeera

The Brotherhood is an Islamist movement considered a terrorist organization by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Qatar has yet to publicly respond to the demands. Reuters was citing an official from one of the four countries. Qatar reportedly has 10 days to meet the list of conditions. The list of demands has not been officially confirmed. [Full Article...]

Obama: the Republican's Senate bill "is not a healthcare bill"

The Senate would determine who gets tax credits to help buy insurance by income, rather than age. If only three Republican senators refuse to sign on, the bill will have to be renegotiated. "The Senate bill will slash funding for our nation's Medicaid program, which provides coverage for 20 percent of Americans and 39 percent of children, many of whom have asthma, COPD and other lung diseases"... [Full Article...]

Portugal punish All Whites in final match

Portugal punish All Whites in final match Mexico eliminated hosts Russian Federation with a 2-1 win in Kazan to join Portugal on seven points, with Santos' side to face the runners-up of Group B on Wednesday for a place in the July 2 final. The Video Assistant Review (VAR) system denied Mexico a third when Hector Moreno was correctly ruled to be offside but, after Yuri Zhirkov was dismissed, El Tri held on to stay in the tour... [Full Article...]

Defiant Camden tower block residents may be forced out

The evacuation comes as local authorities 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. Cllr Gould said she did not want to have to resort to finding methods of forcing people out of their homes. Carl McDowell, 31, said he took one look at the inflatable beds on the ... [Full Article...]

Seth Meyers slams the Senate GOP's 'cruel' healthcare bill

Seth Meyers slams the Senate GOP's 'cruel' healthcare bill The bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance , while offering states the ability to drop numerous benefits required by the ACA . "It's going to be very hard to get me to a yes", Heller said. If the four senators - Ted Cruz , R-Texas, Ron Johnson , R-Wis., Mike Lee , R- Utah, and Rand Paul , R-Ky. [Full Article...]

Sen. Heller Has Serious Concerns About GOP Bill

It also would provide more generous tax subsidies than the House bill to help low-income people buy private insurance. Under the Senate's bill , titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act , that expansion would be phased out, meaning those who gained coverage through the expansion would be without once again, though they could access coverage through the individual insurance market . [Full Article...]

China, US agree aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization

China, US agree aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization The US made the move during high leveled talks in Washington involving Chinese diplomats and defence chiefs with President Donald Trump saying that Chinese efforts to use its leverage with Pyongyang had failed. "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea , it has not worked out", Trump said. During the talks, the U.S. [Full Article...]

CIA Told Obama in August 2016 That Putin Ordered Election Interference

CIA Told Obama in August 2016 That Putin Ordered Election Interference A report compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency and sent directly to former President Barack Obama detailed Russian President Vladimir Putin's direct instructions to interfere in the 2016 election and help elect Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton , the Washington Post reports . [Full Article...]

Russian Federation fires missiles from Mediterranean at ISIS in Syria

Russian Federation fires missiles from Mediterranean at ISIS in Syria ISIS command points and a weapons and ammunition depot were destroyed in Hama province of Syria, according to RIA. Australia's military is suspending the airstrikes that it had been carrying out against the Islamic State as part of a USA -led coalition in Syria, one day after Russian Federation criticized the US downing of a Syrian warplane and threatened to target coalition aircraft in a wide s... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation releases new information on gun used in Virginia shooting

Federal Bureau of Investigation releases new information on gun used in Virginia shooting On April 1, 2006, Hodgkinson allegedly attempted to get his teenage foster daughter to come home by grabbing her by the hair and yanking her down to the floor. "I don't know what to say about it". Originally from Belleville, Illinois, James T. Hodgkinson had been living in the Alexandria area for the past two months, his wife told ABC News . [Full Article...]

EJ Dionne Jr.: Georgia provides lessons to Democrats

EJ Dionne Jr.: Georgia provides lessons to Democrats Several Democratic lawmakers have said Pelosi's position as a prominent face of the Democratic Party will continue to make winning elections hard. "Is it fair? No". "I am a target". We'll be playing in all of them. But despite the renewed noise surrounding Pelosi's leadership, no one within the caucus has stepped forward to challenge her and an actual coup against the long-time leader is still... [Full Article...]


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