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Troops shoot suspected bomber in Brussels station

Troops shoot suspected bomber in Brussels station Van Der Sypt did not name the man, in line with usual practice in Belgium , but gave his initials as O.Z. The suspect was of Moroccan origin, born in January 1981 and lived in the Molenbeek area of Brussels , where his home is being searched, Van Der Sypt said. [Full Article...]

Israeli fighter jet strikes Syrian army posts

Israeli fighter jet strikes Syrian army posts An Israeli aircraft carried out a strike on Syria after 10 projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the occupied Golan Heights today, an army spokesman said. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah have been clashing with rebels not far from the Golan Heights. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said that Israeli warplanes attacked a Syrian ar... [Full Article...]

American Warplane Shoots Down Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria

The U.S. military says it has shot down an armed, Iranian-made drone that was bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria's southeast. The incident closely followed Sunday's USA downing of a piloted Syrian army jet in the southern Raqqa countryside after it dropped bombs near US-backed forces. [Full Article...]

'Grenfell Changes Everything': Hundreds Of Homes Evacuated Over Safety Fears

'Grenfell Changes Everything': Hundreds Of Homes Evacuated Over Safety Fears No announcements have yet been made about whether families living in the newly identified blocks will also be forced to leave their homes. Attention has focused on the 24-story tower's new external cladding material, which has been blamed for the rapid spread of that blaze, but multiple other fire risks have now been identified in some housing blocks. [Full Article...]

Trump admin set to OK surveillance drone sale to India

The deal is estimated to be worth about $2 billion. A rural Indian settlement with little electricity or running water renamed itself " Trump Village" on Friday in an unusual gesture to the American president ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Washington . [Full Article...]

Sen. Johnson: More time needed to evaluate health care bill

Sen. Johnson: More time needed to evaluate health care bill The Affordable Care Act took a year and a half to craft, with much debate adn amendments at the request of Republicans. It defunds Planned Parenthood for an entire year, which means that millions of low-income Americans will lose access to sexual healthcare and contraceptives. [Full Article...]

Qatar says Saudi-led demands not 'reasonable'

Qatar says Saudi-led demands not 'reasonable' The four countries have given Doha just 10 days to meet the demands, and say that the list will become void if it fails to do so. The Associated Press has obtained a copy of the demands in Arabic from one of the countries involved in the crisis . [Full Article...]

GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written Heller said he spoke with Senate Republican leaders and Vice President Mike Pence on Friday morning. Johnson said, "It's weird what we've done to our healthcare markets". Republicans held 52 seats in the 100-member chamber, which means it can not afford losing more than three of its votes. "The sicker you are, the more you have to pay, the older you are, the more you have to pay, t... [Full Article...]

Lalu again appeals to Nitish to reconsider decision on Kovind

Lalu again appeals to Nitish to reconsider decision on Kovind RJD: Lalu Prasad Yadav's party has clearly shown its support for Kumar. "Two women have come together to project a third woman as India's President", a senior TMC leader said . Another key opposition figure, BSP's Mayawati, has made a decision to back Meira Kumar in what should be a relief for the opposition camp as she had expressed that in the event the opposition does not come with a be... [Full Article...]

U.S. shot down Syrian drone, inches closer to Russian confrontation

U.S. shot down Syrian drone, inches closer to Russian confrontation This was in the aftermath of a US F-18 shooting down a Syrian SU-22 on Sunday after the pilot bombed pro-coalition SDF forces outside of Raqqa . Legality aside, these events have made an already volatile situation worse, putting the United States right up to the precipice of a disastrous situation with Russian Federation or Iran that could turn the Syrian civil war from a proxy conf... [Full Article...]

Here's What to Watch as the Senate Fights Over Healthcare Reform

Here's What to Watch as the Senate Fights Over Healthcare Reform It would put a new limit on per person Medicaid spending based on each state's historical spending, and that limit would rise much more slowly than current projections. Demonstrators were physically removed by Capitol Police officers. "The Senate bill ... is not a health care bill", Obama wrote. Clinton sent a series of tweets critical of the GOP bill since the details of the draft leg... [Full Article...]

China reiterates support to Pakistan to safeguard national security, stability

China reiterates support to Pakistan to safeguard national security, stability At the same time it quoted Chinese analysts warning of "another unsafe trend that might see China become entangled in constant trouble with overseas terrorism as South Korean missionaries are allegedly recruiting Chinese people to preach in Muslim countries". [Full Article...]

US 'not winning' in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

But the White House "already has given Mattis similar authority to beef up troop levels for the anti-ISIS fight in Iraq and Syria ", he adds. Mattis, a Trump appointee , placed the blame on Congress for what he considers to be an unprepared American fighting force, observing that short-term budget measures and a current law that limits military spending are placing United States troops at ... [Full Article...]

Women cricketers lack recognition in India, says Mithali Raj

Women cricketers lack recognition in India, says Mithali Raj She showered the reporter with her own questions saying, "Do you ask the same question to a male cricketer?" The 2005 runners-up might have directly qualified for the World Cup 2017 had they played their three games against Pakistan in the ICC Women's Championship and not forfeited the six points. [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan slams 'inhumane' isolation of Qatar

Turkey's Erdogan slams 'inhumane' isolation of Qatar Ethiopia said today it supports Kuwaiti's initiative aimed at engaging both sides into dialogue to narrow differences. Qatar Airways on Monday called on the UN's aviation body to declare a Gulf boycott against the carrier "illegal" and a violation of a 1944 convention on worldwide air transport. [Full Article...]

Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses

Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. While CBS Evening News didn't mention the heavy criticism of Pelosi, they did entertain the idea, from other Democrats, that the party's brand was "toxic". [Full Article...]

North Korean taekwondo athletes arrive in South Korea

North Korean taekwondo athletes arrive in South Korea The United States, meanwhile, is ramping up capabilities to defend against the threat from North Korea, staging its first-ever successful test to intercept an incoming ICBM-type missile in May. Aside of expanding its missile arsenal, South Korea is also strengthening its missile defense systems, which include Patriot-based systems and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery now under dep... [Full Article...]

Who is in Theresa May's reshuffled cabinet?

Who is in Theresa May's reshuffled cabinet? Barwell studied physics at Cambridge and previously served as Lord Commissioner of the Treasury and last July was appointed Minister for Housing. He would do well to start his briefing by taking some time to attend the Cereals Event which takes place this week in Lincolnshire. [Full Article...]

US military says crisis communications link with Russia 'in use'

The Cailber missiles were fired from the frigates "Admiral Essen", "Admiral Grigorovich", and the submarine "Krosnodar", the RIA said . Russian Federation also said on Monday it would treat USA -led coalition aircraft flying west of the Euphrates River in Syria as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft. [Full Article...]

Trump says 'we have a great relationship with China' after critical tweet

Otto Warmbier's death after returning from North Korean imprisonment is stoking outrage in Washington and threatening to overshadow high-level U.S. North Korea conducts about 90 percent of its trade through China. He was held for almost a year-and-a-half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma last week. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis made i... [Full Article...]


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