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Sixers Trade For First Overall Pick In 2017 NBA Draft

Sixers Trade For First Overall Pick In 2017 NBA Draft On Monday, the Sixers finalized a deal to acquire the No. 1 overall pick from the Celtics in exchange for the No. 3 pick and a protected future first-round pick. We're getting the player we want. This past season, they had one of the best records in the league and were able to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, but appear to be a couple players away from getting any further. [Full Article...]

US wants 'much greater' China pressure on NKorea

US wants 'much greater' China pressure on NKorea The talks followed what a US official said on Tuesday were new movements detected by USA spy satellites at North Korea's nuclear test site. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the American people are growing increasingly frustrated over the government in North Korea that "provokes, provokes and provokes". [Full Article...]

UK Parliament investigating cyberattack on user accounts

The spokeswoman said that the lack of remote access for users was not part of the attack , but due to protection measures dealing with the incident. As a result, some Members of Parliament and staff can not access their email accounts outside of Westminster. [Full Article...]

China, US Agree On Aim Of 'Complete, Irreversible' Korean Denuclearization

The U.S. hosts said the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's continued nuclear program and ballistic missile testing will be the priority. During the news conference, Mattis said the American people are growing more and more frustrated with North Korea's repeated missile launches. [Full Article...]

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care R-La., in Alexandria, Virginia , June 14, 2017. Republican Rep. Steve Scalise has been released from the intensive care unit after being shot in the hip last week, according to a statement by MedStar Washington Hospital Center Friday. [Full Article...]

Iran stages annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missiles

Earlier this month, Palestinians marked the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War, which saw Israel occupy the West Bank, East Jerusalem al-Quds, the Gaza Strip and part of Syria's Golan Heights. The communiqué also slammed Israel's "attempts to Judaize the occupied territories and destroy Palestine's national and historical identity, calling on global institutions to help foil the regime's p... [Full Article...]

Sedition charges dropped against 15 held for celebrating Pak's win

Sedition charges dropped against 15 held for celebrating Pak's win State police in central India have dropped sedition charges against 15 Muslim men who were arrested for celebrating Pakistan cricket team's victory over India in the Champions Trophy final. The men may still face other charges including disrupting communal harmony and criminal conspiracy for their rowdy celebration. Rights group Amnesty global slammed the arrests and demanded the men be ... [Full Article...]

President Trump claims solar panels will pay for his Mexican wall

President Trump claims solar panels will pay for his Mexican wall During last year's presidential election campaign, Mr Trump repeatedly insisted he would force Mexico to foot the bill for the wall - however, the Mexican government says it will not pay a single peso. More than200 companies presented their wall projects on the border, responding to the proposal of the US Department of Homeland Security . Twenty finalists have been selected to pass through th... [Full Article...]

Health care poses a test of Trump's work with the Senate

Health care poses a test of Trump's work with the Senate He called on citizens to pressure lawmakers into working with each other by calling and visiting members of Congress and sharing their stories about how the proposed bill will affect them. Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood , which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions. [Full Article...]

Trump does not intend to fire investigator Mueller -White House

Friday morning, " Fox and Friends " aired a pre-taped interview of President Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the White House, conducted one of the ever-revolving women co-hosts. Trump's suggestion that there are conflicts of interest in this case, especially given the fact that James Comey would have no reason to lie under oath and risk years in prison for doing so, seems like yet ano... [Full Article...]

Trump appears to confirm hes under probe, slams it as witch

Robert Mueller, who preceded Comey as FBI director, was appointed on May 17 by the Justice Department as special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigation after Trump fired Comey. On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Comey had presented no evidence to prove that Moscow meddled in the US election, adding that Washington had tried to influence Russian elections "year af... [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico votes for statehood in nonbinding, low-turnout election

Puerto Rico votes for statehood in nonbinding, low-turnout election Statehood would allow Puerto Ricans to claim full welfare benefits available to US citizens, but would compel residents to begin paying federal taxes on income obtained on the island. But Puerto Rico is seen as a low priority in Washington. The island and its state-owned utility ran out of cash and defaulted on its $73 billion of debt. [Full Article...]

Korea cautious about assessing NK's offer for moratorium on nuke tests

Korea cautious about assessing NK's offer for moratorium on nuke tests We tried repeatedly to ascertain whether any combination of economic and diplomatic benefits or security reassurances could induce Pyongyang to comply with its previously negotiated commitments and with United Nations resolutions. Like his predecessors, Mr Trump is gradually learning that for all its talk about cooperation, China is deeply reluctant to take any measures that could seriously destab... [Full Article...]

Londoners in temporary housing after fire safety evacuations

Londoners in temporary housing after fire safety evacuations Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have been evicted from their emergency hotel accommodation at short notice after the local council was unable to extend their booking. One of the courageous men who headed into the building told BBC News that they had no idea she was coming and kept things extremely low key while she chatted with the men and women who risked their lives to save others. [Full Article...]

UK May Reverse Brexit As It Nears Tipping Point — George Soros

Finance minister Philip Hammond confirmed Sunday that it was still the plan to quit not only the EU but the customs union and the bloc's single market as well. Afterward, the 27 other leaders will meet without May to assess the issue themselves. "Not for dreams and uncertainty", the Belgian premier tweeted in response to Tusk. [Full Article...]

PM Modi embarks on three-nation tour

PM Modi embarks on three-nation tour As Mr Modi put it on Twitter on Friday: "Strong India-USA ties benefit our nations & the world ". Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that he is expecting a very robust discussion to take place between the two leaders. [Full Article...]

Tower block evacuation chaos, after cladding found similar to Grenfell Tower

That fire at Grenfell Tower spread rapidly, turning the burning building into a giant torch and terrifying residents. Some 34 high-rise buildings in 17 local authorities across the country have failed fire cladding safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Government has said. [Full Article...]

Camden tower block evacuated in wake of fatal Grenfell Tower fire

Camden tower block evacuated in wake of fatal Grenfell Tower fire Ms Gould said that, following checks, insulation was found to be safe but external cladding on the blocks "was not up to the standard that we wanted and was not fire retardant". I understand that it's for our safety but they can't just ask us to evacuate with such short notice". Carl McDowell, 31, said he took one look at the packed inflatable beds offered at a nearby leisure centre being used a... [Full Article...]

Does the country's political divisiness mirror the country's attitudes toward gun control?

Does the country's political divisiness mirror the country's attitudes toward gun control? Nearly half of American adults say they personally know someone who has been shot, either accidentally or deliberately. People in the new survey were in broad agreement when asked about specific gun control measures. Over half the public said making it more hard to buy a gun would mean there would be fewer mass shootings. The study showed that "2/3rds lived in a household with guns and 70 pe... [Full Article...]

Trump to Announce Changes to Cuba Policy

Making good on promises to crack down on Cuba, President Donald Trump is expected to announce changes to existing US policy during a trip to Miami on Friday - rolling back numerous steps taken by former President Barack Obama's administration. [Full Article...]


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