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Putin Offers Political Asylum To James Comey, Citing Potential Prosecution In US

Snowden, a computer professional who had done contractual work for the US National Security Agency, is now living under asylum in Russian Federation. But he displayed rather detailed knowledge of what Comey had said, noting that he had not provided evidence of alleged Russian meddling in the USA election. [Full Article...]

GOP Senators Now Oppose Health Bill - Enough To Sink It

On Friday, Heller also came out and said he will vote "no" on the bill as it now stands. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders said the health care plan is "by far the most harmful piece of legislation" he has seen in Congress. Brian Sandoval , the governor of Heller's home state, is a Republican, but he is counting on Heller to provide what could be a crucial vote to maintain President Barack... [Full Article...]

Conservative Wonk Avik Roy: The Senate Healthcare Bill is Actually Pretty Awesome

GOP Sen. Arthur Heller (R-NV), who is up for re-election, said Thursday that he has "serious concerns about the bill's impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid ". Rand Paul, who has rejected the plan along with fellow Republican Senators Ted Cruz , Mike Lee and Ron Johnson , said fundamental problems remained that would leave taxpayers subsidizing health insurance companies. [Full Article...]

Toll in Colombia mine explosion rises to 13

Toll in Colombia mine explosion rises to 13 The blast occurred at a mine in the town of Cucunuba in Cundinamarca state, some 90 kilometers (55 miles) north of Bogota , at about 2130 GMT on Friday. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has offered his condolences. Among those killed was a 23-year-old French national who was in the country to do social work at a school, officials said. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation may have killed ISIS leader Baghdadi in airstrike

Russian Federation may have killed ISIS leader Baghdadi in airstrike A spokesman for the US-led anti-IS coalition said he could not confirm the Russian claim. Around 30 field commanders and up to 300 of their personal guards were also killed, said the Russian defence ministry in the statement . According to the ministry, the airstrike was conducted overnight into May 28 on a command post where the IS leaders were discussing exit routes for militants from Raq... [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner holds first 'productive' Middle East peace talks with Israel PM

Jared Kushner's return to Israel this week bolsters White House efforts to broker a peace deal, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu examines what he needs to give Palestinians to bring ties with the broader Arab world out of the shadows, diplomats and Israeli government officials said. [Full Article...]

Mansarovar pilgrims denied entry via Nathu La

Mansarovar pilgrims denied entry via Nathu La The first batch of 47 Indian pilgrims was on their way to Kailash Mansarovar through the Nathu La pass in Sikkim, but they have been stopped by Chinese authorities and asked to go back. While Chinese authorities have claimed that landslides were the reason for stopping pilgrims from going through Nathu-La, there is a perception that Beijing was also trying to give a signal to New Delhi in backgr... [Full Article...]

China, US agree aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization

China, US agree aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization He says, "We must step up our efforts to curtail these sources of revenue". - The U.S. pushed China Wednesday to rein in companies that deal with North Korea after President Donald Trump tweeted ahead of the high-level talks that Beijing's efforts to sway its wayward ally weren't working. [Full Article...]

Republicans reveal bill to replace Obamacare

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is suggesting Iowans would not be losing Medicaid coverage even as the Senate GOP health care bill would phase out financing to expand the low-income insurance program. Collins and some others are anxious about the bill rolling back Obamacare's expansion of Medicare and putting limits on federal funding of the program. [Full Article...]

Trump is willing to work with Senate Republicans on health care bill

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell will force a vote on the GOP's massively unpopular and harmful health care repeal bill as soon as next week. "You have to protect Medicaid expansion states", the senator said. While neither of Louisiana's Republican U.S. senators has committed to back the Senate GOP health plan , advocacy groups seeking to keep the current federal law intact have... [Full Article...]

Freed Dutch newsmen say Colombia rebel group treated them well

Freed Dutch newsmen say Colombia rebel group treated them well In a statement, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said he spoke to the journalists , who were "doing reasonably well under the circumstances", and informed their families in the Netherlands of their release. The government of Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and ELN opened peace talks on February 7 in Quito, Ecuador, after almost four years of secret negotiations. [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan decries isolation of Qatar as 'inhumane', like a 'death penalty'

Turkey's Erdogan decries isolation of Qatar as 'inhumane', like a 'death penalty' Johnson will also "express the UK's concern that collective action by the other Gulf states is having an adverse impact on the lives of ordinary people in Qatar", it added. Mogadishu has refused to side with the UAE , Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in their diplomatic offensive against Doha , despite pressures from the anti-Qatar camp. [Full Article...]

Eid-al-Fitr 2017 Eid Mubarak

While some Muslims wait to see the moon themselves, many either use the calculated time of the new moon, or base it on the declaration made in Saudi Arabia. Hence today is 30th Ramadan in Oman and Eid celebration will begin from Monday. In his Eid'l Fitr message, Duterte noted that the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal always brings great joy to the Muslim brothers and sisters. [Full Article...]

London high-rise fire caused by refrigerator, police say

London high-rise fire caused by refrigerator, police say Police are seizing "relevant material from a number of organizations", McCormack told reporters, without naming the companies or authorities involved. "Twenty-four local authorities have also reported to us that no privately-owned high rise domestic buildings have ACM cladding". The government will work with local authorities to make sure any risky material is removed and residents are safe, she s... [Full Article...]

Grimes: No Evidence of Cyberattacks Against Kentucky's Election Systems

Grimes: No Evidence of Cyberattacks Against Kentucky's Election Systems Sixteen U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation did in fact meddle in the election, through cyberattacks and other activities, with the explicit aim of influencing the outcome. Separately, acting FBI director Andrew McCabe told the House Appropriations Committee he is confident that Mueller is receiving the resources he needs for the investigation. [Full Article...]

UK fire safety crisis expands; Hundreds evacuated in London

The worst fire to hit the capital since World War Two has prompted a nationwide review of high-rise buildings after police said the cladding used on Grenfell had failed all safety checks. Officials said Friday that the blaze started in a faulty refrigerator, but the cladding installed during a recent multimillion-dollar refurbishment of Grenfell Tower is believed to have exacerbated the inferno,... [Full Article...]

SIT formed to probe DySP's death

SIT formed to probe DySP's death Pandith, who was in civil clothes, was seen outside the Jamia Masjid where the Shab-e-Qadr prayers were under way. Three people were injured by the pistol firing. "We can not allow state brutality to snatch our humanity & values", he tweeted. Curfew had been imposed in the area and police reinforcements had to be deployed to restore normalcy. [Full Article...]

Georgia mom, daughter attacked over cold chicken

Georgia mom, daughter attacked over cold chicken Norris refunded their money but she said they went "berserk" anyway and began beating on the store's windows. The attack started after a complaint about food. Norris was left with two black eyes and a broken nose, and her daughter was also left with a black eye. Her daughter quickly jumps out of a nearby vehicle, and the male customer punches her right in the face. [Full Article...]

Trump again faults Obama for not acting during Russian election meddling

Imagine, for a moment, that you're Barack Obama in August 2016 . "Well I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russian Federation a long time before the election , and he did nothing about it", Trump said in an excerpt of his interview on Fox News' "Fox and Friends" released Friday. [Full Article...]

James Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting

James Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting It's not clear if the piece of paper, which contained five names and descriptions, was a list of intended targets, NBC News reported . Mo Brooks of Alabama, Jeff Duncan of SC and Trent Franks of Arizona, The Daily Caller reported . House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was wounded along with four others. Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip. Hodgkinson, reportedly an avid ... [Full Article...]


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