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Protesters gather in front of Mitch McConnell's office for 'die

Protesters gather in front of Mitch McConnell's office for 'die She said they were later reunited with their wheelchairs. According to the New York Times , the bill has already been opposed by at least four Republican senators who said in a statement that they would not support the bill without changes. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court picks up redistricting case, Walker reacts

Supreme Court picks up redistricting case, Walker reacts In 2014 and 2016, Republicans extended their statehouse advantage to 63 and then 64 seats even though the statewide vote remained almost tied. "We find that Act 43 was meant to burden the representational rights of Democratic voters throughout the decennial period by impeding their ability to translate their votes into legislative seats", wrote Circuit Judge Kenneth Ripple in the lower distr... [Full Article...]

US urges Qatar, neighbors to 'sit together' to ease tension

US urges Qatar, neighbors to 'sit together' to ease tension Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday welcomed Qatar's dismissal of a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating crisis and said the ultimatum was "against worldwide law". "NHRC noted that Qatar's acceptance of these demands and conditions would subject the country to global accountability and violate its obligations on human rights conventions". [Full Article...]

Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

This means that as the Trump administration weighs up whether to send more troops into Afghanistan, it is also going to have to make some tough decisions on the war against ISIS if the United States wants to avoid being dragged into a wider regional war. [Full Article...]

Modi-Trump US Meet: Discussion over partnership, counterterrorism

Prime Minister Modi is arriving Saturday evening for a two-day working visit at the invitation of President Donald Trump. Modi will be the first foreign dignitary to be hosted for dinner at the White House during Trump's presidency. We have similar challenges on many levels. The uncertainty over Trump's policies in the initial months of his presidency had sparked a debate in the worldwide comm... [Full Article...]

Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill

Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill The 142-page bill, which includes cuts to Medicaid, would end the individual mandate set up by the ACA , which was a key component that kept the law functioning. Nevada senator Dean Heller has become the fifth Republican to come out in opposition to the current draft version of the Senate healthcare bill . [Full Article...]

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The great Muslim civil war, and us

In advance of the missile launches, the Russian military informed Turkey and Israel . The strike comes amid tensions after a USA warplane downed Syrian jet, the first time the United States has shot down a manned aircraft since 1999. [Full Article...]

Erdogan backs Qatar against demands by Gulf states

He also stood by the defence agreement with Qatar . Describing the blockade on Qatar as "inhuman", Erdogan compared it to a "death sentence", BBC reported. "While some of the elements will be very hard for Qatar to meet, there are significant areas which provide a basis for ongoing dialogue leading to resolution", Tillerson said, urging the countries to "sit together and continue this conve... [Full Article...]

Muslims in Asia pray for peace as Ramadan holy month ends

President Trump made a statement - literally - as his White House became the first in almost 20 years not to host an annual iftar dinner celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan . The second is Eid ul-Adha, called the "Sacrifice Feast". Trump supporters said the president is not obligated to celebrate Muslim holidays because he's not Muslim. [Full Article...]

Eid moon sighted in India, Bangladesh; Pakistan to take a call soon

As well as Eid al-Fitr, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha . The statement closed with " Eid Mubarak ", a traditional greeting that means "blessed celebration". On the other hand, the universally accepted Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar with 12 months and 365 or 366 days. It's similar to the Christian and Jewish stories in which God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac, but spared him f... [Full Article...]

AP analysis: Colorado Democrats may benefit from gerrymandering

The GOP won 241-194 majority in the 2016 election. The state House went from a 71-49 Democratic majority in 1994 to an 81-39 Republican majority after the 2002 election when districts were redrawn by Republican lawmakers. RICHMOND-Energized Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump means Virginians will have a lot more choices when they pick members to the state House of Delegates this yea... [Full Article...]

Opposition leader arrested in Russian protests

Petersburg and in Moscow . Protest organizers estimated 4,000 participants in the southwestern Siberian city of Omsk, and 2,000 in Irkutsk, in eastern Siberia, though the police estimates were less than half of those totals. Besides arresting the opposition leader, some believe authorities were also seeking to limit news of the protests spreading by severing the electricity and internet conne... [Full Article...]

North Korea frees American student said to be in coma

North Korea frees American student said to be in coma The United States had accused the North of using Warmbier as a political pawn , condemning the sentence as far out of proportion to his alleged crime . The North Koreans later urgently requested another meeting in NY. It agreed to let Swedish diplomats visit the prisoners, and with news of Warmbier's dire condition, Pyongyang urgently requested a meeting with a top US official at the United Na... [Full Article...]

Iran missile attack in IS a public demand

The IRGC said the June 18 missile strike on ISIS targets in eastern Syria were revenge for ISIS attacks in Teheran earlier this month that killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50, the first such attacks in Iran by the terror organization. [Full Article...]

Ghana assures public of security of ex-Guantanamo detainees

Ghana assures public of security of ex-Guantanamo detainees Private legal Practitioner, Abraham Amaliba says the withdrawal of protocol visas for ex-Presidents and Members of Parliaments of Ghana is a calculated and direct response to Supreme courts ruling on the Guantanamo bay detainees being hosted in Ghana. [Full Article...]

How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market Overall, though, Republicans say their version of health care will stabilize insurance markets and cut health care costs. He said Tuesday's Republican win in a hotly contested Georgia special election for a House seat shows Democrats would "do better" if they worked with him and congressional Republicans on issues like health care, taxes and infrastructure. [Full Article...]

Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 148

Russian President Vladimir Putin extended condolences to Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over a deadly fire caused by an oil tanker crash on Sunday in the province of Punjab. Officials said that the identities of victims are hard to ascertain without DNA test as the bodies have been charred beyond recognition. "Someone should tell me about my beloved sons". [Full Article...]

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

Qatar Attorney General Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri speaks to reporters in Doha on June 20. The last point on the list calls for the establishment of a 10-year mechanism, that would operate monthly for the first year, to ensure Qatar is complying with the agreement. [Full Article...]

Ready if BJP holds fresh elections in UP: Nitish Kumar

Ready if BJP holds fresh elections in UP: Nitish Kumar However, the party faced a rout in Bihar when Nitish and Lalu joined hands to give a crushing defeat to the BJP in 2015 elections. I don't have any problem... He said the country had slipped into an agrarian crisis as the cost of farm production had escalated and farmers were not able to get a reasonable return on their produce, due to faulty policies of the Centre. [Full Article...]

Prez polls: Naidu hails JD(U)'s decision to support Kovind

Prez polls: Naidu hails JD(U)'s decision to support Kovind JD (U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday chaired a meeting of party leaders in Patna that made a decision to support Kovind for the President's post. He was the president of BJP Dalit Morcha between 1998 and 2002 and president of All-India Koli Samaj. Ironically, Kovind is the same man who was denied entry to the Presidential home less than a month back. [Full Article...]


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