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Opposition picks Meira Kumar as presidential candidate

Opposition picks Meira Kumar as presidential candidate Describing the Congress-led opposition nominee Meira Kumar as " Bihar ki Beti" (daughter of Bihar), Prasad appealed to Kumar for the second time in two days to "mend the historic blunder" in extending the JD (U)'s backing to Kovind. Paswan invited Kumar to return to the NDA fold saying Bihar would do much better under the NDA rule than it is doing under the RJD , JD-U, Congress alliance. [Full Article...]

Spanish Firefighters Battle Portugal's Deadliest Fire

Spanish Firefighters Battle Portugal's Deadliest Fire Emergency services in Portugal said Tuesday they were making headway in their battle to control a m. Costa called the fire the biggest human tragedy in Portugal in living memory. "This is great progress", Vitor Vaz Pinto told journalists, according to AFP news agency. More than 1,000 firefighters and nearly 400 fire engines are still battling to control the flames. [Full Article...]

Russia Is Recalling Ambassador at Center of Trump Campaign Controversy

Russia Is Recalling Ambassador at Center of Trump Campaign Controversy Regis hotel in Washington, DC. Several American news outlets reported on Sunday evening that Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak , who met with senior members of U.S. "He could use some time away", a USA -based diplomat told BuzzFeed . The Moscow Times reported back in February that Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Antanov had been chosen to eventually replace Kislyak. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump slams report on obstruction probe

Though Trump was told by Comey on multiple occasions that he was not under investigation by the FBI, the president reportedly became the focus of Mueller's investigation after firing Comey. "Nice." In a subsequent tweet , he characterized the investigation as part of "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history". Worse, Sessions refused to commit to tell senators more in a classi... [Full Article...]

Takata, brought down by airbag crisis, files for bankruptcy in US

Takata, brought down by airbag crisis, files for bankruptcy in US The company announced the move Monday morning Tokyo time. After more than a year of negotiations, Key Safety Systems has reached a deal to acquire Takata Corp. A federal bankruptcy judge will have to authorize the deal, which will help Takata raise funds to pay its recall and settlement costs. Settlement agreements with Toyota, Subaru, BMW and Mazda already have won preliminary court approval,... [Full Article...]

Sens. Susan Collins, Rand Paul express doubts about Senate health care bill

Further, this legislative scheme that will take away health care for millions of Americans is being supported by a bunch of Senate Republicans whose health care coverage is guaranteed by the taxpayer. "Right now the challenge is - how do we get to 50?" "There are lots of frustrated senators saying they didn't like the process of writing this bill, [but] none of them saying they would use their p... [Full Article...]

Trump does not intend to fire investigator Mueller - White House

But he also added that "with all of the recently reported electronic surveillance , intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea". "No. No. Next question", said Trump. White House legislative affairs director Marc Short copied the tweet onto a formal letterhead to the leaders of the House and Senate Russia investigations . [Full Article...]

Will welcome Nitish Kumar into National Democratic Alliance, says BJP

Will welcome Nitish Kumar into National Democratic Alliance, says BJP This is the first direct attack on either of the two main names in the fray by a prominent leader - the NDA candidate is Ram Nath Kovind . Nitish Kumar on Friday said his party is free to take its decisions, and admonished the Opposition for fielding "Bihar's daughter" Meira Kumar , a former Lok Sabha Speaker, in the Presidential poll, to lose. [Full Article...]

AP analysis indicates Idaho district lines favor Republicans

AP analysis indicates Idaho district lines favor Republicans A previous efficiency gap analysis conducted by Simon Jackman, a former professor of political science and statistics at Stanford University, found that the Republican advantage was even higher in the 2012 and 2014 Missouri House elections. [Full Article...]

Refreshed Ryu grabs lead with record 61

Refreshed Ryu grabs lead with record 61 Ryu shot a two-under 69 in the final round to set a tournament record in relation to par , and beat fellow South Korean Amy Yang and Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand by two strokes. Miyazato has said a lack of success in recent years has hampered her motivation, and it factored into her decision to retire. "I had a great season a year ago but obviously the LPGA is where the best play", sa... [Full Article...]

Escaped Ga. Inmates Who Killed 2 Guards Captured In Tennessee, Police Say

Escaped Ga. Inmates Who Killed 2 Guards Captured In Tennessee, Police Say After disarming the officers, one of the inmates shot and killed them, said Stills, who said about 30 inmates saw what happened. "The pain endured by the families and loved ones of Sergeant Christopher Monica and Sergeant Curtis Billue endures, however", Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Grenfell Tower fire: Book of Condolence to open in Belfast

Grenfell Tower fire: Book of Condolence to open in Belfast Of these, nine are in critical care. The mixture reflected London's stature as a magnet for people trying to make a fresh start. The building was home to more than 100 families. It came as the new exterior cladding used in a renovation on the high-rise may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations, two British ministers revealed. [Full Article...]

Breaking with tradition, Trump White House forgoes Ramadan dinner

Muslims in Saudi Arabia, UAE and some other parts of the world celebrated Eid on Sunday. Brucaj highlighted that Eid al-Fitr is the day to respect the elderly with gratitude and love, to stand by the people in need of attention, while he wished all believers for such an important day. [Full Article...]

Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet today for sighting of Shawwal moon

The moon sighting committee comprising eminent religious scholars in Hyderabad announced that the moon of the month of "Shawwal" was sighted and hence Eid will be celebrated on Monday. The Met office's press release revealed that the birth of moon will take place on crossing conjunction point at 00-45 PST on 25-06-17. Large congregations of Eid prayers will be held across India on Monday. [Full Article...]

Ruet-e-Hilal committee to meet in Islamabad for Shawwal moon sighting

Ruet-e-Hilal committee to meet in Islamabad for Shawwal moon sighting In his message to the people, Purohit said: "Eid-ul-Fitr literally means festival of breaking the fast ". 'This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan , a month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting, prayer, and charity'. [Full Article...]

UAE ambassador: Qatar measures 'there to stay'

It has been two weeks since countries including Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar. His reaction comes after Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries boycotting Qatar over alleged support for "terrorism" reportedly issued a list of demands , including closing down the military installation. [Full Article...]

Michael Reagan: I guess Donald Trump was right

Michael Reagan: I guess Donald Trump was right In the most expensive congressional election in U.S. history, Republican Karen Handel , a former Georgia secretary of state , defeated political newcomer Democrat Jon Ossoff by 4 percentage points on Tuesday in a suburban Atlanta district that Republicans have held since the 1970s. [Full Article...]

Turkish authorities ban Sunday's LGBTI Pride in Istanbul

Turkish authorities ban Sunday's LGBTI Pride in Istanbul It said the area around central Taksim Square, where the march begins, was not designated for demonstrations. "That decision ignores LGBTs and their supporters' right to peaceful assembly", it said. Istanbul's gay pride parade has typically been a peaceful event, and the city has always been seen as a safe haven for members of the gay community across the Middle East. [Full Article...]

Schumer Tells 'Mitch': Come To All-Senators Meeting To Discuss Health Bill

Schumer Tells 'Mitch': Come To All-Senators Meeting To Discuss Health Bill Since Senate Republicans are not sharing the contents of their drafts with either the Democrats or their own senators, it is impossible to say how different of alike the two bills would be. Republican leaders in the Senate can't afford to lose more than two GOP votes if they hope to pass the legislation. "Because he put all sorts of pressure on us to move the bill we passed". [Full Article...]

Do Americans trust James Comey more than Trump?

Do Americans trust James Comey more than Trump? President Donald Trump claimed Friday that James Comey cleared him of wrongdoing in his testimony to Congress. Only 15 percent of Americans said they believe Trump did not ask for Comey's loyalty. "But I did not say that". Today numerous media, including Buzzfeed and ABC, reported that, according to sources close to Trump's legal team, Kasowitz plans to file a misconduct complaint against Come... [Full Article...]


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