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Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson strike very different tones on Qatar

Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson strike very different tones on Qatar Kuwait is trying to mediate in the conflict and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday offered Washington's help in resolving the dispute, but Trump himself had not offered to become involved as a mediator until now. Qatar's currency came under pressure on Tuesday as Gulf Arab commercial banks started holding off on business with Qatari banks because of a diplomatic rift in the region. [Full Article...]

Republican wins costly congressional race in Georgia

April 3, 2017. CNN projected just after 9 p.m. ET, Republican Ralph Norman will win the special election in the SC 5th Congressional District, defeating Democrat Archie Parnell in a closer than expected race to fill Mick Mulvaney's seat. [Full Article...]

In North Korea : US and China officials meet under cloud

The U.S. Air Force sent two B-1B strategic bombers stationed on Guam on a wide-ranging flight for joint drills with the Air Self-Defense Force and South Korea's military Tuesday, just hours after the death of a former U.S. For the United States, the North Korean threat is a future threat that is on the horizon. "And so what I hope to achieve by the end of this year is to draw North Korea out to ... [Full Article...]

Troubled Ronaldo eyes more silver at Confederations Cup

Ricardo Quaresma and Andres Cedric scored for Portugal in the Group A game while Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Hector Moreno scored Mexico's goals. Federation Internationale de Football Association has for the first time implemented a three-step procedure at the Confederations Cup that allows referees to stop matches in the event of racist or discriminatory incidents. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders Congratulates Jeremy Corbyn On UK Election Gains

Bernie Sanders Congratulates Jeremy Corbyn On UK Election Gains According to Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper, senior members of May's own Conservative Party had vowed to get rid of her, but made a decision to wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest now could propel Corbyn into power. [Full Article...]

Country above party, saysPM Modi on GST support

The prime minister's strong message towards making the country self-reliant in the defence sector came against the backdrop of the government finalising a policy under which private sector companies will be roped-in to manufacture hi- tech equipment like submarines and fighter jets in India in partnership with foreign entities. [Full Article...]

US says it downed Iran-made drone in Syria

US says it downed Iran-made drone in Syria The two-person plane can fly both combat air patrol missions and bomb targets on the ground with precision. In this picture released by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency on Monday, June 19, 2017, a missile is fired from city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group in Syria. [Full Article...]

'Day of Rage' protests target Queen's Speech

The anti-government Day of Rage protest, planned to coincide with the Queen's Speech , has attracted controversy after organisers were accused of "hijacking" the grief of the Grenfell Tower fire survivors and putting undue strain on police services. [Full Article...]

Trump reverses on deportation of undocumented children

Trump reverses on deportation of undocumented children There was confusion over whether the policy would remain in place late Thursday after the Department of Homeland Security published a notice that it would rescind another Obama-era immigration policy. "Their situation is not ameliorated at all", said Nina Perales of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund , which represents three undocumented women from the Rio Grande Valley i... [Full Article...]

After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Dems searching

After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Dems searching Republican Karen Handel has won Georgia's record-breaking special congressional election , dashing hopes by Democrats to pull off an upset in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections. Outside GOP groups have spent $12 million to support Handel . On policy, Handel mostly echoes the GOP line. Left-wing actors Jane Fonda , Chelsea Handler and Alyssa Milano all donated money and time... [Full Article...]

Tory-DUP deal announcement 'to be delayed due to tower block tragedy'

May's botched election gamble, which saw her lose her parliamentary majority, left her so weakened that supporters of closer ties with the European Union publicly demanded she take a more consensual and business-friendly approach to Brexit . [Full Article...]

Trump says China NKorea pressure hasn't worked

Trump says China NKorea pressure hasn't worked Investigators also were continuing to review radiological images and awaiting additional medical records requested by the coroner, Zornes told Reuters . The travel agency specialises in North Korea tours and is based in the central Chinese city of Xi'an. Warmbier died at a Cincinnati hospital just days after North Korea released him from captivity in a coma. [Full Article...]

US dispatches supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea

It was the second time in about a month that the United States has deployed the Lancers to the divided peninsula this year as North Korea has conducted numerous missile tests despite global condemnation and punishing economic sanctions. response from several lawmakers. North Korea has detained two Korean-American academics and a missionary, a Canadian pastor and three South Korean nationals who ... [Full Article...]

State Department presses North Korea to release detained Americans

Yesterday, former UVA student Otto Warmbier passed away in Cincinnati, just days after he was medically evacuated from North Korea . Barack Obama was blamed by Donald Trump for the tragic death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier after he spent 17 months in a North Korea prison. [Full Article...]

The Syria hotline for United States and Russian militaries

The Syria hotline for United States and Russian militaries The coalition shot down Iranian-made Shahed-129, belonging to the Syrian #Air Force, near the At-Tanf area, the channel said. That drone was shot down after it dropped one of several weapons it was carrying near a position where coalition personnel are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS . [Full Article...]

Karen Handel wins 6th congressional district

Karen Handel wins 6th congressional district It was Handel's most explicit praise of a president whose tenuous standing put this previously safe Republican district in peril in the first place. The gamble was whether a longtime Republican district would embrace him as a youthful post-partisan harbinger of the future-whereas Handel was a career politician far more steeped in the past and established right-wing doctrines. [Full Article...]

United States officer cleared for fatal shooting of man

The case drew national attention as Castile's girlfriend, a passenger in the auto, livestreamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook . Yanez testified that Castile , a school cafeteria worker, was reaching for his gun despite his commands not to pull it out. [Full Article...]

Lady Brexit meets Monsieur Europe: May, Macron to have talks

Lady Brexit meets Monsieur Europe: May, Macron to have talks Macron also wished the Brexit talks could start as soon as possible. British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron held talks Tuesday from opposite sides of the Brexit front line and agreed that negotiations for Britain's divorce from the European bloc will start next week as planned. [Full Article...]

Republicans to unveil revised Senate GOP health care bill on Thursday

Republicans to unveil revised Senate GOP health care bill on Thursday Senate conservatives also seemed wary of the emerging bill. "We tried to find out what's in the bill, because its one-sixth of the American economy, and this is going to harm tens of millions of Americans", said Sen. Besides Lee, two other conservatives were also complaining. Since Obamacare became law in 2010, Republicans have campaigned on repealing the program that extended insurance covera... [Full Article...]

US Attorney General Sessions hires private attorney

US Attorney General Sessions hires private attorney Appearing on a series of morning news programs, attorney Jay Sekulow repeatedly stressed Sunday that "the president has not been and is not under investigation". The Justice Department has said Muller's work at the firm does not disqualify him from leading the investigation. But the statement says Cooper won't comment on any confidential client matters. [Full Article...]


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