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GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits

Premium prices would start to depend on any waivers granted to the states beginning 2020. The report said older people with lower income would disproportionately lose coverage . But the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office , which this week released its scorecard on a health care bill that Kinzinger supported, said the legislation wouldn't necessarily protect those with pre-existin... [Full Article...]

G7 climate row deadlocked but US says Trump 'evolving'

US officials had signaled beforehand that Trump , who dismissed climate change as a "hoax" during his campaign, would not take a decision on the climate deal in Taormina , the cliff-top town overlooking the Mediterranean where G7 leaders met. [Full Article...]

Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', 'warmongering' after Trump's Saudi visit

There is no disputing that Iran has helped fan the flames of conflict through its meddling in Syria , Yemen and Lebanon. The local election reinforced the vote for moderation that Iranians cast in re-electing Rouhani, whose main achievement in his first term was to steer his nation out of isolation through by reaching a nuclear accord with world powers. [Full Article...]

Trump promotes his goal of Middle East peace, offers no details

Livni said strong Arab support for a future Israeli-Palestinian deal is a "game changer" that could help sway a skeptical Israeli public. "As the president said during his visit to Yad Vashem, reiterating the powerful message he gave to the World Jewish Congress last month, the State of Israel is a beacon of light that arose from the darkest depths of the Holocaust and the attempts to wipe out... [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner had STILL MORE undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador

Jared Kushner had STILL MORE undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador Kislyak told his superiors Kushner proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities in the USA, the officials briefed on the intelligence told The Washington Post . "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry". While the FBI's interest in Kushner does not mean he has become a target of the investigation or is suspected of any wrongdoing, it has spurred some Democrats ... [Full Article...]

Barracks Road AT&T Employees Go on Strike

Barracks Road AT&T Employees Go on Strike The Communications Workers of America called a three-day strike to protest the almost 13-month period AT&T workers in California and Nevada have been without a contract. Workers are also frustrated that they are being asked to pay more of their health-insurance costs, he added, and that changes in retail workers' commissions have limited or reduced their take-home pay. [Full Article...]

Thai and US nationals charged in major sex-trafficking ring

Thai and US nationals charged in major sex-trafficking ring Members of the organization also are accused of engaging in money laundering by funneling money through bank accounts the women were instructed to set up upon their arrival into the country. A related indictment in October charged 17 others, reported the online. The women were forced to turn over most of the money they earned, plus pay for rent, food and personal items, making it nearly imposs... [Full Article...]

Another local election buoys Merkel's party ahead of German national vote

The party - whose national leader, Christian Lindner, led its election effort in North Rhine-Westphalia - has tended to ally with Mrs Merkel's conservatives over recent decades. The SPD has run the state for most of the post-war period. The business-friendly Free Democratic Party (FDP), looking to re-enter the German parliament this fall, came in third in NRW, taking 12.6 percent of the vote, a ... [Full Article...]

France's Macron urges European Union to curb cheap east Europe workers

A similar photo-op during a meeting between Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House spurred some embarrassing worldwide headlines when the US President seemingly ignore repeated media prompts to shake the German leader's hand. [Full Article...]

Israel condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

Israel condemns terrorist attack in Egypt Witnesses there reported four strikes by a single aircraft. In a condolence message sent on Friday to the Egyptian president, Francis said he'll continue his "intercession for peace and reconciliation" throughout Egypt . The Minya bus attack came after almost a month of a deadly two suicide bombings that targeted two churches in Egypt's cities of Tanta and Alexandria, these attacks led to the d... [Full Article...]

UK army, police responding to a call at a college in Manchester

UK army, police responding to a call at a college in Manchester An arrest was made in Wigan Wednesday in connection with the investigation, and, following the arrest, a house in Wigan was raided Thursday morning and is now being searched, according to the police. it is understood that police have stopped sharing intelligence on the bombing with their USA law enforcement counterparts following the leaks. The New York Times later published detailed photographs... [Full Article...]

Beijing claims a victory in South China Sea after sealing agreement

Foreign Affairs Minister Anifah Aman said today negotiations for the establishment of a code of conduct (COC) in the South China Sea were heading in a positive direction and expressed the hope that the COC would be ready within this year. [Full Article...]

Could The Horrific Manchester Attack Have Been Averted?

Could The Horrific Manchester Attack Have Been Averted? Appearing on ITV's Good Morning Britain the Bolton-born star shared his horror at the Manchester terror attacks and accused the terrorists of perverting his religion . For that, a "soft target" like a concert in Manchester or in Paris a few years ago, or the truck attack in Nice last year, along with the many attacks on religious institutions in Pakistan, Iraq, and elsewhere, fits in with h... [Full Article...]

US to carry out first ICBM intercept test

US to carry out first ICBM intercept test The United States will next week test a missile defense system to see if it can intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile ( ICBM ) next week. cities. While the USA has several defense systems in place to counter incoming ballistic missiles, the anti-missile systems created to bring down an ICBM are the least reliable, the AP introduced . [Full Article...]

UK Police Make More Arrests in Deadly Manchester Arena Bombing

Interior minister Amber Rudd had described the leaks as " irritating " early on Thursday, after details about bomber Salman Abedi , including his name, first appeared in us media, adding that Britain's allies were perfectly clear that it "shouldn't happen again". [Full Article...]

PM Modi in Assam to inaugurate key infra projects

The Prime Minister, accompanied by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal , Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Union Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari, travelled in a cavalcade on the bridge for about two km towards Sadiya before returning to Dhola. [Full Article...]

G7 finance chiefs talk cyber security in wake of attacks

G7 finance chiefs talk cyber security in wake of attacks The finance chiefs did agree that while global growth was gaining momentum, it remains moderate with risks tilted to the downside. United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, leaves at the end of a plenary session during a G7 of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting, in Bari , southern Italy, Friday, May 12, 2017. [Full Article...]

Former Trump campaign chairman provides Russia-related documents to intel panels

More information is coming out about connections between President Donald Trump's campaign team and the Russian government. Nevertheless, he said, "It should be clear to everyone that Russian Federation interfered in our 2016 presidential election process". [Full Article...]

Pogba, Mkhitaryan lead Man Utd to emotional Europa League triumph

Pogba, Mkhitaryan lead Man Utd to emotional Europa League triumph Click through the gallery above to see United's title celebrations! Financially, victory was worth £50m in Champions League TV and prize money next season, a £22m bonus from adidas plus £5.5m Europa League winners prize money. We wanted to win a European final. "You have to learn from it". We've not had a lot of players in the squad due to injury but everyone pushed through and we've done ... [Full Article...]

If Gazans have no power it's Hamas's fault

The Palestinian Authority also carries the death penalty as a punishment. The ICRC had warned on Thursday that its doctors who have been visiting the prisoners were concerned about "potential irreversible health consequences". Israel's public security minister, Gilad Erdan , alleged that the hunger strike was motivated by a power struggle in Abbas' Fatah movement. "It is very likely that ... [Full Article...]


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