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JD(U) Kerala Unit not to vote for BJP candidate

JD(U) Kerala Unit not to vote for BJP candidate Tyagi also credited Kovind with maintaining the high tradition of democracy during his tenure as Bihar governor. JDU MLA Ratnesh Sada said "The decision was taken at a meeting of our legislators ". The JD (U)'s support to Kovind clearly speaks of his wider acceptability among non-NDA parties. A lawyer by profession, Kovind had also been BJP Scheduled Caste Morcha chief (1998-2002) and pr... [Full Article...]

President's media strategy creating friction - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

President's media strategy creating friction - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM Despite the administration's unusual and increasing opacity, the reaction from reporters has been relatively muted. After President Trump and Prime Minister Modi finished speaking, Acosta shouted questions at the president about the health care bill, but Trump ignored him. [Full Article...]

'Sickened by despicable act': Sanders condemns supporter's shooting of GOP congressman

'Sickened by despicable act': Sanders condemns supporter's shooting of GOP congressman Scalise was shot in the hip and is reported to be in critical condition at a Washington hospital. James Hodgkinson was killed in a gunfight with Capitol Police after the shootings . Federal Bureau of Investigation agents escorted a few people from the Hodgkinson home. We never interacted with him. "If they wouldn't have been there, this would have been a massacre of innocent people", he sai... [Full Article...]

Modi lauds Sushma Swaraj in US

The legislators, from the Republican and Democratic parties, said in a letter to Trump that high-level engagement with India had failed to eliminate major trade and investment barriers and had not deterred India from imposing new ones. Some commentators have suggested Modi and Trump should have a natural affinity, having both risen to power in part by castigating the traditional ruling elite while... [Full Article...]

US Supreme Court Reinstates Trump Travel Ban, Will Hear Arguments In October

The justices said that the travel ban will go into effect "with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States". The ruling had all of the earmarks of a compromise, although the bottom-line is that President Trump could rightfully claim that he had won a good deal, since two lower courts had barred the key parts of the executive o... [Full Article...]

Liberals expect defeat Thursday, but want to pass new campaign finance law

Liberals expect defeat Thursday, but want to pass new campaign finance law The B.C. Liberal government is presenting its legislation to ban corporate and union donations today, but it won't be used to delay a vote of confidence that is likely to defeat the government on Thursday. Earlier, NDP Leader John Horgan walked into the legislature with a formal non-confidence motion created to topple the government. The B.C. Liberal government's bill to ban union and corporate ... [Full Article...]

High Court Reinstates Trump Travel Ban, Will Hear Arguments

High Court Reinstates Trump Travel Ban, Will Hear Arguments The Supreme Court Monday allowed parts of President Donald Trump's travel ban to go into effect and will hear oral arguments on the case this fall. Mr Trump had suffered a series of stinging judicial setbacks over the measure, with two federal appeals courts maintaining injunctions on the ban. [Full Article...]

Portugal forest fire death toll rises to 39

Portugal forest fire death toll rises to 39 Number of fatalities feared to rise. "The priority now is to save those people who could still be in danger", he added. The European Union has responded to a call for assistance to Portugal . Some were sheltered in neighbouring areas. Many of those who died burnt in their cars as they fled. Officials were not immediately able to comment on the extent of the damage. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia Demands Qatar "Shut Down" Al Jazeera

The Iran provisions in the document say Qatar must shut down diplomatic posts in Iran, expel any members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, and only conduct trade and commerce with Iran that complies with USA sanctions. On June 7, the Turkish parliament approved two agreements for the deployment of Turkish troops in a Qatari base, as well as offering military training to the nation's gendarmerie force... [Full Article...]

U.S. congressman Steve Scalise still critical after Washington shooting

U.S. congressman Steve Scalise still critical after Washington shooting The shooter responsible for opening fire on the baseball field on Wednesday was identified by police as James Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois. Hodgkinson died following a shoot-out with police on a baseball diamond in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, after his early-morning rifle and pistol attack left four people with gunshot wounds and two others with minor injuries. [Full Article...]

Trump skips out on hosting Ramadan dinner, breaking with White House tradition

Only after sunset do Muslims break their fast with a meal, referred to as an iftar. The decision left many furious. Meanwhile, critics on the far right have taken issue with the characterization of Jefferson's December 9, 1805, dinner as an iftar. [Full Article...]

Trump questions Obama's response to 'election meddling by Russian Federation

The outgoing administration of President Barack Obama and the U.S. intelligence community had claimed that Russian Federation attempted to affect the November 8 vote. "Nothing like the extensive hacking effort and manipulation effort could occur without his involvement", the Oregon Democrat told CNN's Alisyn Camerota. [Full Article...]

Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

The court will hear the case in the fall. The two men married in MA but wanted to celebrate their nuptials with friends in Colorado. According to the decision, this regime violates Obergefell " s holding that "the Constitution entitles same-sex couples to civil marriage "on the same terms and conditions as opposite-sex couples'". [Full Article...]

North Korea: Otto Warmbier freed on humanitarian grounds

North Korea: Otto Warmbier freed on humanitarian grounds Richardson, a Democrat, credited the Department of State with securing Warmbier's return from North Korea without any preconditions but said a forceful response from the USA government would be required "if it's determined that there was a cover-up and Otto's condition was not disclosed and he didn't get proper treatment". [Full Article...]

Australia's suspension of Syrian operations a 'blow' to the US

Australia's suspension of Syrian operations a 'blow' to the US In another first, Iran fired ballistic missiles at Islamic State targets in eastern Syria, in the province of Deir el-Zour, later on Sunday. We are in the killing-ISIS business. Damascus and its allies have long argued that they are the essential partner to any global effort in Syria, portraying all opposition forces as terrorist groups. [Full Article...]

Death toll from triple terrorist attacks in Pakistan rises to 85

Death toll from triple terrorist attacks in Pakistan rises to 85 Eyewitnesses in Parachinar said the first blast , which took place in the busy Turi Market where people were shopping for Eid, occurred minutes after an Al Quds Day rally had started dispersing at some distance from the blast site. Over 70 people have been killed in three separate attacks across Pakistan. Daesh-affiliated banned militant group Lashkar-e-Jahngvi Al-Alami has claimed responsibili... [Full Article...]

Colombia tourist boat sinks, 31 missing

He was speaking to reporters at the scene of the sinking in a reservoir in the northwestern city of Guatape. Rescue workers searched on Monday for 13 people believed to be missing after a tourist boat sank the previous day in a reservoir in north-central Colombia , killing seven. [Full Article...]

Gavin O'Connor and Ben Affleck reuniting for The Accountant 2

Gavin O'Connor and Ben Affleck reuniting for The Accountant 2 Meanwhile, Chris ended up in a big brawl with his estranged brother ( Jon Bernthal ), who had also become a skilled assassin in his own right, when their paths crossed the same shady customer ( John Lithgow ). Using a small-town CPA office as a cover, he makes his living as a freelance accountant for unsafe criminal organisations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run ... [Full Article...]

Petra Kvitova wins Birmingham title in second event back on tour

Petra Kvitova wins Birmingham title in second event back on tour Barty was ranked at 271 at the start of the year, won her first career title in March in Kuala Lumpur, and has become the first Aussie finalist here in 25 years. She has 19 career WTA titles, too, and might be able to make that 20 Sunday. Suddenly unable to put the first serve in, the 21-year-old hit two backhand errors from 30-15 up and gave Kvitova her first break point of the set, with the c... [Full Article...]

California travel ban complicates travel to Houston for higher education conferences

California travel ban complicates travel to Houston for higher education conferences In his letter, Fischer asked Becerra to consider exempting some cities from the restrictions. ADVERTISEMENTCalifornia's Democrat-dominated legislature passed a measure previous year barring state-funded travel to states that allow discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. [Full Article...]


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