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5th GOP senator joins opposition to health bill

5th GOP senator joins opposition to health bill Mr. Portman's line was zig-zagging after Senate Republicans unveiled their Obamacare fix this week. "He's more engaging, which means he has more personal relationships", said No. The president will lead the effort to try to convince reluctant Republicans to support the bill. Bishop Dewane also said the bill "fails, as well, to put in place conscience protections for all those involve... [Full Article...]

Trump wishes Muslims 'warm greetings' for Eid

Bahrain would celebrate Eid for three days. The Sultan congratulated the Muslims for successful completion of the one month fasting period and urged them to keep alive the lessons if Ramadan even after fasting is over. The Sultan of Sokoto, and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar has declared the end of the 2017 Ramadan Fast and also a... [Full Article...]

High court to decide electoral boundaries dispute

That was evident a year ago in North Carolina, when state lawmakers were ordered by a federal court to redraw the state's racially gerrymandered congressional districts. If there is any indication from today's decision by the Supreme Court to hear arguments about the threat of partisan gerrymandering to the health of our democracy, politicians on both sides of the aisle should be anxious abo... [Full Article...]

Eid al-Fitr: Saudi Arabia declares Sunday first day

Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama had also recognized Ramadan. The iftar dinner at the White House is usually attended by prominent members of the Muslim community, diplomats and Congress members. A week after becoming president he issued a ban on travellers from several predominantly Muslim countries, which has been frozen by the U.S. courts after sparking global chaos and outrage... [Full Article...]

Second N Korean soldier defects to South in a month

Second N Korean soldier defects to South in a month Taekwondo is a relatively modern sport based on ancient Korean martial arts that gained prominence in the decades after the division of the Korean Peninsula at the end of World War II. "If a North Korean delegation takes part in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, I believe it will greatly contribute to realizing the Olympic values, which are about bringing humanity together and promoting world peace... [Full Article...]

No party affiliations, will uphold dignity of office: Kovind

No party affiliations, will uphold dignity of office: Kovind In the first set, proposer Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present alomg with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. During his interaction with the BJP-led NDA MPs and MLAs in Dehradun on Monday, Kovind will be joined by Union minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot and Anil Baluni, who is the BJP's media head and belongs to the hill state, besides two other MPs. [Full Article...]

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

Given 10 days to make a decision, Qatar did not immediately render judgment on the specific concessions demanded of the tiny Persian Gulf nation, which include shuttering Al-Jazeera and cutting ties to the Muslim Brotherhood . Qatar is not the only one to blame for this, nor does it share the largest portion of this blame, considering the Saudi government's consistent power plays to gain more ... [Full Article...]

Democratic Rep. says Pelosi is 'impediment' to taking back House majority

Democratic Rep. says Pelosi is 'impediment' to taking back House majority Kathleen Rice (D-Ny.) said on MSNBC Thursday. Ms. Handel, an establishment Republican and former State Secretary of State, defeated Democratic challenger and political novice Jon Ossoff by about five percentage points, US television networks projected, denying Democrats what would have been their first election victory of the year. [Full Article...]

North Korea denies torturing US student Warmbier

While condoling the tragic death of college student Otto Warmbier , U.S. President Donald Trump condemned the "brutality of the North Korean regime". Among several politicians in attendance, including officials from the state and defence departments was the Ohio Senator Rob Portman, who had been involved in the quest to bring him home. [Full Article...]

UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

After a horrific fire roared through Grenfell Tower in London earlier in the month, creating so much destruction that the death toll is still unclear , city officials have been under siege for not having properly dealt with what many believe was a preventable tragedy. [Full Article...]

Syria Frees Hundreds of Detainees Ahead of Muslim Holiday

Syria Frees Hundreds of Detainees Ahead of Muslim Holiday The Syrian government claimed on Saturday it had released 672 prisoners, as a part of a "reconciliation process". The Syrian government typically releases detainees ahead of Eid, the celebration at the culmination of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. [Full Article...]

K. Srikanth clinches Australian Open Superseries title

Indian badminton star Kidambi Srikanth defeated China's Shi Yuqi to enter Australian Open Super Series final on Saturday. This was the third straight Super Series final win for Srikanth who had only last week secured the Indonesian Open. [Full Article...]

Pakistan jump to sixth position in ICC ODI Team Rankings

Reports said the youngsters were today produced in a local court, which rejected their bail applications and sent them to jail. Victorious Pakistan players dominated the Champions Trophy team of the tournament which was announced on Monday (Tuesday NZ time ) with their captain Sarfraz Ahmed named captain of the side. [Full Article...]

North Korea says it's the 'biggest victim' in death of Otto Warmbier

Otto Warmbier , the American college student who spent 17 months in detention in North Korea, died on June 19, 2017 in Cincinnati , Ohio, his family said in a statement. Officials at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was treated after his return from the North, declined to provide details, and his family asked the Hamilton County Coroner on Tuesday not to perform an aut... [Full Article...]

Spicer hits back at Obama for criticism of Senate health bill

Those senators are Ted Cruz of Texas; Ron Johnson of Wisconsin; Rand Paul of Kentucky; and Mike Lee of Utah. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell smiles as he leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill. [Full Article...]

Rep. Steve Scalise Is Out Of The ICU After Baseball Field Shooting

Police said that James T. Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois, shot five people, including Scalise and two Capitol Police officers. A Nebraska Democratic Party official was sacked Thursday, after a recording caught him saying he was glad Scalise had been shot and wished he died. [Full Article...]

South Korea Tests-fires Its Own Midrange Missile

When Moon won South Korea's presidency last month, he was seen as likely to return to the "Sunshine Policy" of engaging with North Korea through dialogue and economic aid. "For instance, if the American side completely stops big, large-scale military exercises temporarily or permanently, then we will also temporarily stop". [Full Article...]

Trump says he did not tape talks with Comey

The Washington Times reported Kasowitz, who works as Trump's outside legal counsel in the Russian Federation probe, will file a complaint with the DOJ's inspector general and the Senate Judiciary Committee. This is not the first time that Trump, the former star of reality TV and tabloids, has manufactured a melodrama that begins with bluster but often ends with a whimper. [Full Article...]

Over Rs.2 lakh fine for UP village man for divorcing wife

Over Rs.2 lakh fine for UP village man for divorcing wife She was his second wife. Around 12 days back, Raees divorced Rehena by saying " talaq " three times in one go over a matter of simple family dispute. Rehana returned to her parents at Sadiyanpur village after that. "I have been informed that Raees has deposited the fine and mahar at the panchayat today", said Ahmed. "If anybody does not adhere to the decision of the panchayat on dowry and triple t... [Full Article...]

Evacuated from London Tower Block Over Fire Safety Risk

Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. Roger Evans, 51, who said he found out that his building was being cleared after a friend saw it on the news and alerted him by text, told the Press Association: "As far as I am concerned, nothing in that building ha... [Full Article...]


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