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US chasing New Zealand and America's Cup 'miracle'

The U.S. victory in the second race of the day gave the team backed by billionaire Oracle founder Larry Ellison hope of another comeback against New Zealand. That should be answered in races seven and eight of the America's Cup in Bermuda this morning. As one of Team New Zealand's much vaunted cyclors, Sullivan's job is to produce the hydraulic oil that powers the boat's high-tech foiling ... [Full Article...]

State has little comment on abortion law suit

State has little comment on abortion law suit In the current case, two men filed a complaint against Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver after he refused to make a cake for their wedding reception. The gun owners were appealing a decision in which a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld the state law by a 7-4 vote a year ago. [Full Article...]

Saudis stand tough as top Gulf diplomats in Washington for Qatar talks

Saudis stand tough as top Gulf diplomats in Washington for Qatar talks The Arab states have demanded Qatar cut any links to the Brotherhood and other groups they deem to be terrorist, ideological or sectarian. Tillerson said it would be better if the countries involved called for a meeting to iron out their differences. [Full Article...]

Senate punts, then 3 new Republicans oppose health care bill

Trump said, however, that the GOP is "getting very close" on passing the bill. "As drafted, this bill will not ensure access to affordable health care in West Virginia, does not do enough to combat the opioid epidemic that is devastating my state, cuts traditional Medicaid too deeply, and harms rural health care providers", Capito's portion of the statement said. [Full Article...]

What's next for Brazil's Temer following corruption charge?

The charges were delivered to a Supreme Court judge who must now decide if the case could be sent to the lower house of Parliament, the BBC said. Temer's lawyer, Antonio Mariz, told Bloomberg that he had not yet had time to analyze the report. [Full Article...]

Tillerson meets Qatar's Foreign Minister amid Gulf crisis

Tillerson meets Qatar's Foreign Minister amid Gulf crisis Platts, a unit of S&P Global Inc, initiated a review on June 6 on the deliverability of crude loading from Qatari ports in its Middle East crude price assessments after Saudi Arabia and the other states moved to isolate Qatar over charges that it was supporting terrorism. [Full Article...]

US says Myanmar no longer among worst on human trafficking

US says Myanmar no longer among worst on human trafficking In a Facebook posting today, Najib congratulated those who had given their full commitment to achieving the positive results. The U.S. State Department declared China as among the world's worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labor, joining a 23-nation list that includes Iran, North Korea , Syria and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Trump on Twitter (June 27) - Healthcare, CNN

Trump on Twitter (June 27) - Healthcare, CNN On Monday, CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta complained on the air about White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holding the daily briefing off-camera and barely calling on any CNN reporters for the past two weeks, while regularly calling on a Fox reporter. [Full Article...]

Qatar Seen Rejecting List of Severe Demands to End Gulf Crisis

The boycotting nations demanded that Qatar stop all funding for individuals, groups or organizations that have been designated as terrorists by Saudi Arabia , U.A.E., Egypt , Bahrain , the USA and other countries, and hand over any individuals wanted in these countries, AP reported. [Full Article...]

Rubio: Trump's Cuba Policy Will Help 'Individual Cubans'

Rubio: Trump's Cuba Policy Will Help 'Individual Cubans' Indeed, arrests, beatings and jailings for political reasons have all increased - both in Cuba itself and in Venezuela, where Mr. Castro's military and intelligence officials serve more and more as vital supports to an increasingly violent regime. [Full Article...]

Modi-Trump summit: Hugs, business and support for India

Prior to the meeting, senior United States administration officials said Trump was aware of the delicate balance with India and Pakistan , but would look to treat the 1.3 billion person country like the defense ally it is: "I want to make a point here that USA relationships with India and Pakistan really stand on their own merits and terms", a senior administration official said. [Full Article...]

Russia's Lavrov says new US sanctions harm ties with Washington

The sanctions were approved by the Senate on Thursday by 98 to 2, but it still needs to pass the House of Representatives and be signed by US President Donald Trump to become law. The Treasury Department announced on Tuesday that it had added 38 individuals and firms, including two Russian government officials, to its list of those sanctioned for Russia's role in Ukraine . [Full Article...]

Bahrain accuses Qatar of military escalation in Gulf row

Bahrain accuses Qatar of military escalation in Gulf row US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) escorts Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani (L) prior to talks on the simmering dispute between key US Gulf allies. Qatar said the website was hacked. They have also closed their airspace to Qatari carriers and blocked the emirate's only land border - vital for its food imports. [Full Article...]

Led coalition says hit Islamic State targets in Syrian town

Led coalition says hit Islamic State targets in Syrian town The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 15 ISIS jailers and fighters were also killed in the airstrike in the Deir El-Zour province. Mayadeen is a Euphrates River valley city about 30 miles southeast of Dair Alzour, an Islamic State stronghold frequently targeted in recent days by coalition aircraft as militant leaders fled there from Raqqah and Mosul . [Full Article...]

US beef returns to China

US beef returns to China In a video greeting to the Chinese public, Branstad said he will focus on resolving the trade imbalance and neutralizing the North Korea threat. Branstad, who served 22 years as Iowa governor until resigning on May 24 to take up his new job, has kept in touch with Xi Jinping for three decades, since their first meeting in the 1980s. [Full Article...]

Iran Fires Several Missiles at Syria After Tehran Attacks

Iran Fires Several Missiles at Syria After Tehran Attacks Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, a paramilitary force in charge of the country's missile program, said it launched six Zolfaghar ballistic missiles from the western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan. However, Iran is not thought to have used ballistic missiles on a foreign target since the Iran-Iraq war. Bir Qassab fell to Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels after it was abandoned a few mont... [Full Article...]

White House: Syria could be preparing another chemical weapons attack

White House: Syria could be preparing another chemical weapons attack Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations , warned in a Twitter post on Monday that "any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people". In the last case it was. "If the Americans take similar action again, I want to be very clear - we will support it". Kinzinger told "The Big John and Ramblin' ... [Full Article...]

Theresa May: Brexit negotiations will begin next week

Theresa May: Brexit negotiations will begin next week He said that from a European point of view, as long as the negotiations are not over, there is still a possibility to change the course of the events. Earlier, she had expressed her sorrow for the three French citizens killed by terrorists around London Bridge on June 3. A minute's silence was impeccably observed by the crowd, after the teams had come out to "Don't Look Back in Anger", the son... [Full Article...]

Nine killed, 31 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Nine killed, 31 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia Dramatic videos circulating on social media show the turquoise and yellow trimmed party boat, called El Almirante , rocking back and forth as people crawled down from a fourth-floor roof as it began sinking. The rescue operation includes the interior ministry, air force, army and police. The incident happened about 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Medellin, one of Colombia's biggest cities. [Full Article...]

Cameroon knocked out of Confederations Cup after defeat to Germany

Cameroon knocked out of Confederations Cup after defeat to Germany Sebastien Siani was dismissed for a challenge on Germany's Emre Can after the referee, Wilmar Roldan of Colombia, inspected a field-side monitor. "He's really young, he had a great season in Bundesliga and you can see that his future looks really good", said the Paris Saint-Germain star, who is captaining Germany at this tournament. [Full Article...]


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