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Trump's budget slashes Medicaid, foodstamp programmes

Trump's budget slashes Medicaid, foodstamp programmes The plan was crafted with a skeptical eye toward programs that serve the needy. Trump would keep campaign pledges to leave core Medicare and Social Security benefits for the elderly alone, but that would translate into even deeper cuts in programs for the poor such as Medicaid and food stamps . [Full Article...]

Philippines: ISIS-linked terrorists take control of church

The violence prompted Duterte to cut short a visit to Moscow, during which one of his top priorities was to acquire Russian-made precision armaments to use against the militants in the Southern Philippines . Colonel Arevalo said troops had cleared militants from the city hall, university and a hospital, where around 120 people were rescued. The five-day trip will cement a dramatic improvement i... [Full Article...]

Hope for peace unites President and Pope

Still, experts believe it unlikely the outspoken pope will do anything but be welcoming during his first meeting with President Trump . Francis gave Trump what he said was a medal by a Roman artist. In response, Trump said, "For a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful". A Vatican statement described the meeting as "cordial", and Francis warmly received Trump's famil... [Full Article...]

Trump's budget director defends plans to cut social programs

The New York Times analyzed Trump's budget , and found it targets programs that tend to spend more on women than men. One U.S. EPA climate change effort survived the Trump administration's budget slaughter. "I think it will be challenging for states to try to figure out what to do", said Trish Riley, executive director of the nonpartisan National Academy for State Health Policy, which advises... [Full Article...]

Germantown's Gehl Foods distributed cheese linked to fatal botulism outbreak

Germantown's Gehl Foods distributed cheese linked to fatal botulism outbreak The California Department of Public Health (CDPH ) issued a statement Monday indicating that the sauce had tested positive for toxins released by bacteria that cause botulism . The status of the remaining six cases remains unknown. More than 70 per cent involved infants, and food-borne botulism comprised 20 per cent of cases. [Full Article...]

Oman says missing Australian citizen found in Yemen

Oman says missing Australian citizen found in Yemen A Yemeni security official told The Associated Press that tribal mediation led to the release of the Australian citizen after a ransom was paid, without offering further details on the amount. Bishop thanked Sultan Qaboos for "Oman's work to locate and receive the Australian national in to Oman". She said Australians were strongly discouraged from travelling to Yemen given the high risk of kid... [Full Article...]

Trump's Mid East envoy to return to Israel for follow-up visit

Early in the morning, Trump met with Abbas in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem during which he emphasized his commitment to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Oren Hazan, who has become known in the region for his inappropriate antics, pulled out his cell phone as President Trump walked past him on Monday before snapping a photo. [Full Article...]

Military presence stepped up as Britain faces raised threat

Many at the concert were young girls and teens enthralled by Grande's pop power. The terror threat level was increased after investigations revealed Abedi may not have acted alone. He said he immediately suspected the arrest might be linked to the bombing since "somebody told me they were Libyans, or I read it somewhere". Neighbors recalled him as tall, thin and quiet, and said he often wore tra... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande's mother ushered fans to safety after Manchester attack

May said critical status means armed soldiers may be deployed instead of police at public events such as sports matches. As a result of Britain's decision to raise its terror threat level, Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has announced that it has raised its travel advice warning level for Britain from "exercise normal safety precautions" to "exercise a high degree of c... [Full Article...]

Trump pledges solidarity with United Kingdom as he condemns 'evil losers' behind attack

To get to Bethlehem, the location of the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus is said to have been born, Trump passed through an Israeli checkpoint and a network of vast concrete blastwalls that separate the occupied territory from Israel. "We have very much in common". "The ties of the Jewish people to this holy land are ancient and eternal". "They date back thousands of years, including the rei... [Full Article...]

Ebola outbreak: Nigerian government calls for vigilance

This latest case brings the total of suspected or confirmed Ebola cases to 19 in the past week. It is imperative to protect health workers and educate the public on hygiene measures, as well, WHO says. Both Congo and its western neighbor, Republic of Congo, have experienced Ebola outbreaks in the past and worldwide organizations have said they are ready to assist in the event of an epidemic. [Full Article...]

Hydro plan will give temporary relief for long term pain

Hydro plan will give temporary relief for long term pain It also comes with an additional cost to taxpayers, with $1 billion a year coming from government coffers to finance an eight-per-cent rate cut that took effect in January, and another $2.5 million over three years to pay for cuts for low-income and rural ratepayers. [Full Article...]

Purdue defends budget's food stamp cuts to angry Democrats

Budget director Mick Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee on Wednesday that he went "line by line" through the federal budget and asked "Can we justify this to the folks who are actually paying for it?" The plan was crafted with a skeptical eye toward programs that serve the needy. [Full Article...]

Turkey slams US over 'aggressive' acts against bodyguards

Turkey slams US over 'aggressive' acts against bodyguards It should be pointed out that the protesters, their right to dissent protected by the U.S. Constitution, needed no permit and were breaking no rules. Eleven people, including a police officer, were injured during the melee. They have referred to the conduct of the Turkish officials as "deeply disturbing", and vowed to hold those responsible for the violence accountable. On Monday, however, ... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump appears to slap away president's hand in Israel

The president went on to say that a number of Arab countries surrounding Israel are increasingly realizing that "they have common cause ... in the threat posed by Iran", while he has "found new reasons for hope" after his stay in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia . [Full Article...]

Chelsea cancel victory parade in wake of Manchester terror attack

The day after the close of the 2016-17 Premier League season, Chelsea would have been hoping for positive headlines in the press. It is incredible. "We trained a lot and I think it was the key this season". "I'm a bit uncomfortable with it". The Blues captain arranged with manager Antonio Conte to be replaced on the 26minute but the information was leaked and fans claim to have made big m... [Full Article...]

Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says

Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC , it does not produce a high. "This is the first solid, rigorously obtained scientific data" that a marijuana compound is safe and effective for this problem, said one study leader, Dr. It focused on young patients with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. As an example of how interest in medical use of cannabis can be driven by social media and word... [Full Article...]

Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts

If there is any good news it is that this budget is so cruel and unrealistic that many Republicans are already declaring it Dead On Arrival. The administration would also cut the overall National Institutes of Health budget from $31.8 billion to $26 billion. [Full Article...]

In Trump's private moments, it is small talk and compliments

Still, White House officials had downplayed the prospects for a breakthrough on this trip, saying it was important to manage their ambitions as they wade into terrain that has tripped up more experienced diplomats. Trump has cast Middle East peace as the "ultimate deal" and has tasked his son-in-law Jared Kushner and former real estate lawyer Jason Greenblatt with charting a way forward. [Full Article...]

World Health Assembly Elects Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as New WHO Director

World Health Assembly Elects Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as New WHO Director The former Ethiopian Health Minister (from 2005 to 2012) and later Foreign Affairs Minister of Ethiopia from 2012 to 2016, emerged top yesterday at the World Health Organisation Assembly. In the final phase of the race to elect the WHO's next leader, the three remaining candidates are making their last pitches Tuesday. He touted his long experience in global health and described the work he ... [Full Article...]


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