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Senate moderates hold bipartisan health care talks

This is unacceptable and unsustainable. Critics of the House bill argue that if states were able to obtain a waiver , millions of Americans who get health insurance through Medicaid, especially those who obtained it through Obamacare's Medicaid expansion program, would lose coverage. Read More »

Return to path of denuclearization: United Nations to N. Korea

The sooner the US publicly accepts that a North Korean ICBM capability is a reality, the sooner Washington can move beyond dissecting the North's military capabilities and focus on how to deal with the North Korean problem more comprehensively, moving beyond mere security. Read More »

Prove reliability of EVMs in front of global experts

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Bhardwaj said that at tomorrow's all-party meeting, which he would attend along with two technical experts of the AAP, he would request that a committee be formed to access "suspicious" EVMs. Using his own replica of EVM, Bhardwaj presented a model of tampering which could only be applied in the Polling booth during the actual poll. The AAP also invited leaders of other opposition parties like the Trinamool Congress and Janata Dal United to the Delhi Assembly, where they watched the ... Read More »

National security adviser: Trump's sharing of information with Russians was 'wholly appropriate'

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The Washington Post reported Monday that an unnamed ally was burned by the revelation as Trump shared information "provided by a USA partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the US government", a disclosure that "jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State". Read More »

Defiant Trump says he had 'absolute right' to share information with Russia

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The disclosure put a source of intelligence on the Islamic State at risk, according to The Washington Post , which first reported the disclosure on Monday. " The story that came out tonight as reported is false ", General H.R. McMaster said in a briefing outside the West Wing on Monday evening. After the reports began circulating, he delivered a brief statement to reporters Monday, calling the story "false" and refuting the reporting. Read More »

Russia, US restore Syria 'deconfliction' channel

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The committee said the deal is an attempt to give Syrian government troops military victories they could not achieve on the battleground by neutralizing rebel-held areas. The coalition said it was an attempt to give Syrian government troops military victories they could not achieve on the battleground by neutralizing rebel-held areas and called on the USA and other Arab allied countries, to prevent the implementation of the deal. Read More »

What kind of dialogue India wants on OBOR? asks China

Explaining the reasons behind India's decision to skip the two-day Belt and Road Forum (BRF) that ended in Beijing on Monday, external affairs ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay had said: "Guided by our principled position on the matter, we have been urging China to engage in a meaningful dialogue on its connectivity initiative... Read More »

United Nations Security Council vows sanctions over North Korea's missile test

Outsiders saw a significant technological jump in the weekend test, with the rocket apparently flying higher and for a longer time than any other such previous missile. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said in January that his country has entered the final stage of preparing to launch an ICBM. The president said the envoys will meet with high-ranking officials to exchange ideas and explain the new South Korean government's policy plans. Read More »

Dave Chappelle Regrets Giving Trump a Chance: 'IF**ked Up'

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Now, Chappelle sees the error of his comment and wishes he could take it back. "And we the historically disenfranchised demand that he gives us one too". Chappelle briefly explained how - in the past - black Americans had rarely been given an opportunity to visit to the president's residence. On Monday, after announcing he regretted that declaration, the comedian joked, "Every day, we wake up never knowing what he's going to do next, Donald Trump ". Read More »

Afghanistan IS head Hasib killed

On April 13, the USA forces struck an IS cave complex by the largest non-nuclear bomb in the mountainous Achin district of Nangarhar, killing almost 100 IS fighters and destroying a militants' hideout together with several bunkers and tunnels. Read More »

National Security Adviser McMaster holds White House briefing

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McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, added " reports that this information was provided by a USA ally and shared without its knowledge sends a troubling signal to American's allies and partners around the world, and may impair their willingness to share intelligence with us in the future". Read More »

South Korean media: New president will visit U.S. next month

North Korea conducted two nuclear tests previous year which are likely to have improved its know-how in making nuclear weapons small enough to fit on long-range missiles. "They agreed that their ultimate goal was the complete disposal of North Korean nuclear weapons", Seoul's presidential spokesperson Yoon Young-chan said at a press briefing. Read More »

Trump 'didn't cause lapse' in security

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Mark Warner, D-Virginia, say they have not yet heard from the White House on Trump's meeting with the Russian officials. No US media were allowed into the meeting. Comstock issued a blistering statement, saying lawmakers "need to have immediate classified briefings on what occurred at this meeting so that Congress can at least know as much as Russian leaders". Read More »

Trump responds to reports he shared classified information with Russia

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McMcaster did not deny that Trump discussed classified information. In tweets sent Tuesday, Trump said he shared "facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety" and had "the absolute right" to do so. And I was in the room. Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta called Trump a "loose cannon" Tuesday morning in an appearance on CNN . Read More »

Labour's Corbyn denies pacificism, but says military force has not worked

Despite his long record as an anti-war campaigner, the Labour leader says there are circumstances when military intervention is justified as a "genuine last resort". Senior members of Mr Corbyn's frontline team were present for the speech, including Emily Thornberry, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, and Baroness Chakrabarti, the Shadow Attorney General. Read More »

Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits presidential race to back cleric Raisi

This time around, establishment conservative hardliners who want to unseat Rouhani are mainly placing their trust in Ebrahim Raisi, a jurist and Shiite cleric who studied at the feet of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. A Raisi victory could put Iran on a more confrontational course with the West - and in particular President Donald Trump, who visits Iran's chief regional rival, Saudi Arabia, this week. Read More »

Trump intel sharing likely to leave allies anxious

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The White House's botched handling of Trump's firing last week of FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing the bureau's Russian Federation probe, and the president's own volatile statements about his actions are also likely to raise questions among allies about the USA leader's standing. Read More »

Singapore shuts airport terminal after fire; flights delayed

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Police said the fire alarm was activated at around 5:40pm (0940 GMT) as smoke poured from air vents. In a later update, Changi Airport said the situation was under control and that the cause of the fire has been identified. "I felt something was amusing because T2 was blocked outside so I told the driver to get me to T1 and now we just found out there's a major fire", said Brown. Read More »

Russian Federation dismisses explosive report about Trump sharing intel

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McMaster. U.S. Senator John McCain, a Republican foreign policy hawk who has frequently criticized Trump, said the reports that the president shared sensitive intelligence with Russian officials "are deeply disturbing". Trump's tweets did not say whether he revealed classified information about ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The briefing comes as lawmakers have demanded reports from the White House on what exactly Trump told Russia's foreign minister and ambassador to ... Read More »

Official from European country says it may stop sharing Intel with US

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The truth, as one former senior US official, who's close to current Trump aides, tells The Washington Post , the charlatan "doesn't grasp the gravity of the things he's dealing with". The White House is in crisis mode again. "The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russian Federation, and officials said Trump's decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State ", the Post reported. Read More »

Spend more, tax the rich: UK's Labour stakes election turf

The manifesto commits the party to a Fiscal Credibility Rule requiring a Labour government to eliminate the deficit on day-to-day spending within five years and ensure that debt is lower at the end of the next Parliament than today, but providing flexibility to borrow for investment. Read More »

Trump urges peace between Russia and Ukraine

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The Trump Administration is wasting no time in naming Comey's replacement. But Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer, said he was personally unaware of Trump ever doing so. It is not a secret, the reasons for such low level of relations lies in actions of the previous administration which did "everything possible to undermine the basis of our relations so now we have to start from a very low level". Read More »

China's initiative promises new route to open trade

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The main goal of this initiative is to encompass pipelines and a port in Pakistan, bridges in Bangladesh and railways to Russian Federation to ultimately create what China calls a "modern Silk Road". Therein lies the true importance of Belt and Road, which aims to resurrect the Silk Road of old in the form of overland and maritime trade routes between China and Europe. Read More »

New French prime minister took job because of 'unique' situation

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He has only been a member of Parliament for one term, serving in the National Assembly representing the constituency of Seine-Maritime in Normandy, northern France, since 2012. Reacting to Philippe's appointment Monday by President Emmanuel Macron, Juppe called the new prime minister "a man of great talent" with "all the qualities to handle the hard job". Read More »

Trump considering numerous candidates for FBI director

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President Donald Trump raised even bigger concerns for the agency's independence when he fired Director James Comey on Tuesday. Also on the show this week: how CBC News investigated Canadian links to Russian Federation money-laundering and a follow-up on a CBC Marketplace investigation into labelling of homeopathic remedies. Read More »

Mamata meets Sonia, Rahul on presidential polls

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The Congress President has taken the lead of the Opposition party to narrow down on a Presidential candidate for the upcoming polls. We want a consensus candidate and that will be better for all of us. Incidentally, Opposition parties have favoured a second term for Mukherjee. According to sources, the next meeting is scheduled around May 25 and the opposition parties will only declare their candidate after the government announces its candidate. Read More »

Vladimir Putin, on visit to China, plays Soviet-era melodies on piano

In 2010, while serving as prime minister, Putin famously took to the stage at a charity event where he sat at a piano and played the beginning of Blueberry Hill and then sang the song in English before an audience packed with worldwide celebrities, including Kevin Costner, Mickey Rourke, and Sharon Stone. Read More »

Decapitated head man brought into grocery store was his mother's

Joshua Lee Webb, 36, is scheduled to be arraigned at 3 p.m. on allegations of murder, attempted murder, first-degree abuse of a corpse and first-degree aggravated animal abuse. They then bound Webb's feet and hands in duct tape, according to KATU . "He didn't say anything after he was subdued", Roberts said, adding that at one point before he was arrested the man told someone he was thirsty. Read More »

Congress' All Out Attack On Modi Govt Over 3-Year Gala

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At the same time, the survey finds that if last year 34% citizens approved of the way India handled Pakistan, this number jumped nearly 2-folds to 64% this year due to, to quote from the report, "the strict measure taken by the government in the last 1 year". Read More »

Arguments conclude on Trump's revised travel ban

NBC News' Hallie Jackson asked press secretary Sean Spicer during Monday's press briefing whether Trump would disavow his previous statements about Muslims. suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate", the law says. Read More »

Learjet crash near New York City kills 2 crew members

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Federal Aviation Administration. Here is a look at the plane that crashed, as posted on the website FlightAware.com: Here is video showing the scene of the crash: A person who worked in one of the buildings hit by the plane said the crash happened about 30 minutes after one of the businesses closed, so no one was inside. Read More »

President Trump Addresses Graduates at Liberty University

Three students wrote an opinion piece in The Post , writing that "Trump is the antithesis of our values". "I am guessing that some people here today thought that. "As long as I am your president, no one is ever going to stop you from practicing your faith or from preaching what's in your heart". James Comey , the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was sacked this week by U.S. Read More »

Trump says he had 'absolute right' to share info with Russian Federation

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The incident is said to have occurred when Trump welcomed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak into the Oval Office last week. Mr Trump's move is not illegal, as the United States president has the authority to declassify information. The White House declared the allegations, first reported by the Washington Post , incorrect. Read More »