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Trump gives Pentagon authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan

Trump gives Pentagon authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that he will be able to brief the committee on a new Afghanistan strategy by mid-July. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the decision publicly before an official announcement, say the move gives Mattis the ability to adjust troop levels more quickly. [Full Article...]

Cable car crashes in tourist resort in Kashmir, killing 7

Four tourists from Delhi and three others died on Sunday here after a tree fell on the Gandola cable vehicle. Gulmarg police officer Imtiyas Hussain said a falling pine tree hit one of the cars, snapping the auto from the cable and sending it down hundreds of feet. [Full Article...]

Collins: Trump should give clear answer on Comey tapes

Collins: Trump should give clear answer on Comey tapes The President's son said the family was "vindicated" after the Comey testimony as what he said was "basically ridiculous" and that Mr Comey had never been asked to drop the Russian Federation investigation. "Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction", Trump said at a news conference in the White House Rose Garden with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Friday, June 9. [Full Article...]

Memorial for murdered Muslim teen set on fire in Dupont Circle

Memorial for murdered Muslim teen set on fire in Dupont Circle A large group gathered in Dupont Circle and around several major cities to honor Nabra , who was killed during a suspected road rage incident as she walked to a mosque in Fairfax County early Sunday morning, according to police . That event is for family and friends. A LaunchGood page for Nabra's family had raised more than $314,000 as of early Wednesday afternoon. Nonetheless, the kill... [Full Article...]

UAE princesses convicted for human trafficking

UAE princesses convicted for human trafficking Prosecutors said the princesses had also confiscated their passports and refused to pay their salaries. The family rented out an entire floor of the hotel and allegedly paid sub-standard wages to the women, who were without working or residency documents. [Full Article...]

Chhattisgarh: Operation Prahaar ends, dozen Naxals killed, 3 jawans dead

Chhattisgarh: Operation Prahaar ends, dozen Naxals killed, 3 jawans dead Four separate encounters between Naxalites and security forces have been reported in the state since Saturday. Security personnel are now conducting extensive combing operation in the Sukma region. During the encounter, the area was under high threat zone. Also, the security forces in Dantewada's Dodi Tumnar busted a naxal camp from where they recovered five hand-made grenades and parapher... [Full Article...]

Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

The Senate bill looks a great deal like the House bill , which would leave 23 million more people without insurance over the next 10 years , according to the Congressional Budget Office . One of the most controversial aspects of the senate bill is its treatment of Medicaid. About 20 percent of all Americans and 40 percent of America's kids get their health care through the federal g... [Full Article...]

Rep. Steve Scalise upgraded to fair condition, hospital announces

Rep. Steve Scalise upgraded to fair condition, hospital announces Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise "will require a period of healing and rehabilitation". It was early on the morning of June 14 when James T. Steve Scalise (R-La.). He had been in critical condition for several days. The message goes on to thank those who have offered their "continued prayers, support and outpouring of love". [Full Article...]

US tries to use better China ties to press North Korea

US tries to use better China ties to press North Korea Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, made the remark in a conference call on Monday to preview the inaugural Diplomatic and Security Dialogue. Referring to terrorism, Geng identified no specific areas, but said both Beijing and Washington faced a common threat. Teng Jianqun, director of American Studies at the China Institute of International ... [Full Article...]

Sen. Dean Heller Is the First Moderate "No" on Trumpcare

Veteran Senator John McCain said the draft bill was better than Obamacare in "100 ways", but like many Senators wanted to study the bill further and consult with his state's governor. "In this form, I will not support it". "When the Republicans proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act ", said Vilsack, "they promised that more people would be covered, costs would be lowered, and Medi... [Full Article...]

After visit, Ryan says Scalise is 'doing well'

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is "doing well" one week after being shot in an attack on a GOP baseball practice, Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanRyan: Scalise is "doing well" and "his spirits are up" Poll: ObamaCare more popular than House GOP healthcare bill The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (Wis.) said Thursday. [Full Article...]

Trump says Comey-Mueller friendship 'bothersome'

Trump says Comey-Mueller friendship 'bothersome' David Shapiro, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent and professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said you could make a cause that this amounted to tampering and that Trump was "gaming the expected testimony" of Comey . [Full Article...]

Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

Iran and Saudi Arabia have always been embroiled in a sectarian feud. The Guards fired six missiles from the west of Iran across the border and into Syria's mostly IS-held Deir Ezzor province, targeting an IS command base, they said earlier. [Full Article...]

Protesters in central Seoul demand withdrawal of U.S. missiles

Protesters in central Seoul demand withdrawal of U.S. missiles Ahead of the vote, the United States had already installed a pair of the launchers, which Moon complained was an attempt to get the system in under the lame duck government before his election. "If we slightly scale back South Korea-U.S. military drills and do not forward deploy U.S. strategic weapons, tensions will be eased and then we can assume that North Korea will not carry out provocations". [Full Article...]

WH Spox: Trump Acknowledges Russia 'Probably' Hacked DNC's Systems

The Russians "used fake news and propaganda and they also used online amplifiers to spread the information to as many people as possible", Bill Priestap, the FBI's top counterintelligence official, told the Senate Intelligence Committee. When asked what took the Obama administration so long to disclose the allegations of Russian interference, Johnson cited the need to protect intelligence sour... [Full Article...]

Led coalition 'cannot confirm' Islamic State chief death

Led coalition 'cannot confirm' Islamic State chief death So far, there has been minimal reaction from online supporters of IS to news of the reported death of the group's leader, it said. Russia's army said Sukhoi warplanes carried out the 10-minute raid at a location near the IS stronghold of Raqa, where group leaders had gathered to plan a pullout from the area. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump signs Qatar arms deal

Bloomberg says the deal is for 36 jets . But despite this tough rhetoric, it was announced Thursday that the USA has signed a $ 12 billion deal to sell fighter jets to Qatar . In separate development, the Qatari state news agency QNA and Doha-based Al Jazeera report that two US vessels, namely the USS Chinook, a coastal patrol ship, and US Coast Guard Cutter Baranof arrived Wednesday... [Full Article...]

Putin offers Comey political asylum in acerbic remarks

In his annual call-in with the public and media in and outside Russian Federation on Thursday, President Vladimir Putin highlighted the national economy, the Moscow-Washington relations and regional conflicts involving Russian Federation, among others. [Full Article...]

Kushner in Middle East

Kushner first met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , along with U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman , Israeli envoy in Washington Ron Dermer and American Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt , at Netanyahu's office in Jerusalem . [Full Article...]

Officer Stabbed In Neck At Airport Recovering Well

After stabbing Neville, Ftouhi allegedly continued to yell "Allah" several times. According to authorities, Ftouhi entered Flint's airport at 8:52 a.m. Once in the US, he unsuccessfully tried to buy a gun at Gibraltar Trade Center in Mt. Clemens, but instead managed to buy a knife. Acting U.S. Attorney Dan Lemisch said more charges are coming in the days ahead. [Full Article...]


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