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Istanbul Pride march to go on despite governor's ban

Istanbul Pride march to go on despite governor's ban The organizing committee for LGBTI pride week reacted to the decision of the Istanbul Governor's Office, saying banning the march contravenes worldwide conventions, Turkish law and the constitution. Eleven activists went on trial in Istanbul this week for defying last year's ban on the Gay Pride march, but they were all acquitted. Critics accuse President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of having o... [Full Article...]

Spain fights forest fire in Donana UNESCO nature reserve

Spain fights forest fire in Donana UNESCO nature reserve More than 700 people have fled hotels, campsites and homes as a huge forest fire rips through southern Spain, emergency services said this morning. The reserve protects over 107,000 hectares (264,403 acres) considered of extreme ecological value for their mix of ecosystems, including wetlands, dunes and woods. [Full Article...]

Trump says GOP isn't 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky in saying they couldn't support the Senate's health care bill just after McConnell made it public. Trump said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer criticized the GOP bill before knowing what was in it. But, the NY senator added, the bill "is just devastating". [Full Article...]

Four killed as gunman attacks San Francisco UPS facility

Four killed as gunman attacks San Francisco UPS facility Joseph Cilia, a Teamsters Union official, said Jimmy Lam's complaint, filed in March, requested that United Parcel Service relieve him of working overtime. Police ordered residents and employees in the neighbourhood and surrounding areas to shelter in place as they responded to the early morning incident. [Full Article...]

CNN Retracts Report Tying Trump Aide to Moscow Fund

CNN Retracts Report Tying Trump Aide to Moscow Fund Thomas Frank published the story on Thursday citing one anonymous source. During an investigation into the story, a source close to Senate GOP leadership confirmed to Breitbart News that the allegations made in the CNN article were entirely false and politically motivated by Democrats. [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn had a hero's welcome at his first-ever Glastonbury Festival

The veteran hard-left politician received warm applause for his comments on equality and refugees, although he also got a few boos during the speech. To cheers of "oh, Jeremy Corbyn ", the Labour leader said: "I say to the Prime Minister if she has time to watch Glastonbury this afternoon, we're ready for a General Election when you are". [Full Article...]

Collins: 'It's hard for me to see the bill passing this week'

Collins: 'It's hard for me to see the bill passing this week' Trump said the Democrats' theme is "resist" - which he interpreted as "obstruction" - and that "if it was the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn't get a vote" from them. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME said she has extreme reservations about the Senate healthcare bill. Collins said she thinks the process could have been a lot better. [Full Article...]

Ron Johnson on GOP health care bill: 'Not a 'yes' yet'

McConnell wants a vote before his members head home to face their constituents over Congress' Fourth of July recess - maybe even before they have a chance to fully digest the bill, which would shake up an industry that comprises one-sixth of the US economy and safeguards the health and well-being of more than 300 million Americans. [Full Article...]

Colorado officer escorting Vice President Pence motorcade hurt in crash

Colorado officer escorting Vice President Pence motorcade hurt in crash Vice President of the United States Mike Pence addresses the crowd gathered in the Focus on the Family Chapel for the Focus on the Family's 40th anniversary event June 23, 2017 in Colorado Springs. "I was really encouraged", Diane Pasnow said. Vice President Pence also toured the National Space Defense Center and the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. [Full Article...]

Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul Johnson was one of four senators who said Thursday, hours after the plan became public, that they are "not ready to vote for this bill". As as Congress wrangles over implementing a new health care law, Republican and Democratic senators have not agreed on much, but there was one area where two lawmakers on opposite sides of the aisle found common ground on the issue on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Price backs Senate health care bill, admits getting votes will be tough

Price backs Senate health care bill, admits getting votes will be tough Already five Republican senators have said they can not vote for their party's plan as it stands now, with four them saying it does not go far enough to curb provisions under the Obama law and one saying the cuts in healthcare payments for the poor go too far. [Full Article...]

Stroll defies critics with impressive podium in Azerbaijan

However, the safety auto was brought out once again as the jostling for positions saw debris fly off cars and prompted the marshalls to do a quick clean-up operation. One more point, and he will be forced to sit out one race. Ricciardo started the race in tenth after a qualifying mistake saw him end up in the wall, but staying out of trouble on Sunday paid off as those around him encountered var... [Full Article...]

PM greets nation on Eid, says diversity is India's strength

Before leaving for Lisbon , Modi had said during his meeting with Costa, the two leaders will build on their recent discussions and review the progress of various joint initiatives and decisions. "Bilateral trade has grown 17 per cent a year ago", Modi said. The agreements signed included cooperation in outer space, double taxation avoidance, nano technology, improving cultural ties, youth an... [Full Article...]

Letter to the Editor: Activists right on Senate health care bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., has said he's willing to alter the measure to attract support, and next week promises plenty of back-room bargaining as he tries pushing a final package through his chamber. It would be politically hard for Heller to take a different stance on the measure from the popular Sandoval. Four conservative politicians said they could not support it in ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Wishes Muslims 'Warm Greetings' For Eid al-Fitr

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III, has declared Sunday, June 25 , 2017 as the day to mark the Eid-el-Fitr. In northern Alberta, the Islamic holy month meant up to 19 hours of daily fasting , prohibiting food and drink including water. [Full Article...]

Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years

The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul's al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba late Wednesday night on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures, according to Iraq's Ministry of Defense. [Full Article...]

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some The grand marshals this year include Brook Guinan - a transgender woman FDNY firefighter and advocate; Krishna Stone - the director of community relations at the Gay Men's Health Crisis advocacy group; Geng Lee - a leader for LGBT rights in the People's Republic of China; and asan organization, the American Civil Liberties Union . [Full Article...]

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

Notably, it has also been told to shut a Turkish military base in the emirate. Abu Dhabi: Saudi Arabia and its allies want to resolve their standoff with Qatar through diplomacy and don't seek a regime change, UAE's minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, said at a press conference in Dubai. [Full Article...]

Trump calls PM Modi a 'true friend' ahead of maiden meet

Press trust of India reported a crowd of Indians and Indian-Americans greeted Modi and set up a chant as his motorcade pulled up, "Modi!" Modi has said that India would go beyond the Paris agreement as climate protection was part of India's ethos. [Full Article...]

Chin up Democrats, Georgia special election should give hope

Chin up Democrats, Georgia special election should give hope Cedric Richmond, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. He emphasized that the group "was a diverse group from an ideological, geographic and ethnic standpoint". "My pledge is to be part of the solution, to focus on governing", she said . "I love the arena". She added: "You hate to say that it doesn't count, because any vote counts, but it's unnecessary". [Full Article...]


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