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Tropical Storm Cindy: Street flooding likely Wednesday in New Orleans

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Tropical Storm Cindy continues to churn in the Gulf of Mexico, but effects from the storm are already being felt across the southern United States. Rain and tides, rather than wind , were considered the main danger from the system. "Regardless of where it tracks, we feel pretty confident that it will weaken quickly as it moves northward, and it will no longer be a tropical storm once it gets up our way". Read More »

U.S. to pressure China on North Korea with threat of sanctions

Fowle, 59, is one of 16 Americans who have been imprisoned by the reclusive state over the last two decades, including three who remain detained. Otto was eventually released from North Korea on Tuesday, and Warmbier was allowed to come home to OH, but Otto was returned in a comatose state when he was medically evacuated Tuesday. Read More »

Senate steers toward showdown vote next week on health bill

The Russia penalties are embedded in a broader bill slapping sanctions on Iran. "Republicans are writing their healthcare bill under the cover of darkness because they are ashamed of it", Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer charged. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told reporters in regards to the tax credits in the GOP plan. It would, said she, mean "transitioning" them from the health coverage on which they were relying. Read More »

Warmbier Death Pushes Potential Trump-Kim Meeting 'Further Away'

He said he was kept isolated most of the time but not physically abused. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said after Trump's tweet that the USA had seen "positive movement" with China in response to the president's efforts, adding that the US would continue to seek greater cooperation with China on Pyongyang. Read More »

France's Macron says EU door remains open to UK

The pair attended a friendly football match between France and England at the Stade de France, where a minute's silence was be held for the Manchester and London terror attack victims. After two Islamist militant attacks in Britain in less than two weeks, May's bid to clamp down on internet extremism has struck a chord with worldwide leaders, especially Macron, whose country has suffered several jihadist attacks since 2015. Read More »

Moon Wants to Bring N.Korea to Negotiating Table 'This Year'

A U.S. missionary who spent two years in a North Korean jail said Wednesday he had never imagined that a valuable American prisoner like student Otto Warmbier could die after being taken into Pyongyang's custody. His death Monday added fuel to the fire, triggering calls for tougher sanctions on Pyongyang and a travel ban for United States tourists. John McCain, Minnesota Democratic Sen. Read More »

Trump seizes on Republican victory in Georgia to push agenda

But it could give Republicans a boost in confidence as they struggle to advance health and tax legislation that has been bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election. Read More »

Congressman faces third surgery today after ballpark shooting

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Democrat Nanette Barragan said it will be "bittersweet" when she takes the field for her first congressional baseball game Thursday. After about 7 minutes of speaking with reporters, she turned to the deputy to ask if she could leave. WANG: Well, the people we've talked to are surprised that this happened. While the charges were later dropped, Hodgkinson did lose custody of the girl. Read More »

May promises to listen harder on Brexit

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More widely, the speech proposes a new role of independent public advocate, who would help people affected by future disasters to access help and information. The point is that Internet companies, including the American tech giants, can expect to receive a code of conduct over the next two years setting out what the government believes is a responsible way to behave. Read More »

May determined to form new government despite election shock

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They said it could harm the Brexit talks, which are to begin in 10 days . But with her authority diminished, May risks facing more opposition to her Brexit plans from both inside and outside her Conservative Party , and some colleagues may be lining up to replace her. Read More »

Iran misses targets in missile attack on Syria

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A similar drone was shot down in the same location after it dropped munitions near coalition forces on June 8. Another Iranian drone was brought down in southern Syria on June 9, while two days ago the USA military shot down a Syrian jet conducting a bombing raid close to positions held by US-allied forces around Raqqa, the capital of Islamic State's so-called "caliphate". Read More »

ICC may scrap Champions Trophy

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Under the dynamic captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmed , the match displayed the fantastic potential of debutants in the Pakistani cricket team including Fakhar Zaman , Hassan Ali and Shadab Khan . Amir, whose career was almost ended on the other side of London's River Thames by a ban and jail sentence for his involvement in a spot-fixing scan during a 2010 Test at Lord's, made a brilliant comeback after a back spasm forced him out of the semi-final victory over England. Read More »

Iraqi premier on anti-terror outreach to Saudi Arabia, Iran

Tough remarks by UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on Monday made clear that the countries seeking to isolate Qatar have no intention of backing down soon. "But what we have seen until now, there is no solid ground for these demands, that's why they didn't submit their demands yet". Caret emphasised that unlike direct commercial sales, foreign military sales negotiations required years of negotiation, as was the case with the sale to Qatar. Read More »

Trump visit to Britain left out of Queen's Speech

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Prince Philip missed Wednesday's events after he was admitted to a hospital on Tuesday evening as a precaution, according to the palace. Jeremy Corbyn received a lot of criticism for not bowing to the Queen at the opening of parliament on Wednesday. Read More »

International-Yoga-Day:-PM-Modi-promotes-body-positivity

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About 1,000 Indians and Chinese yoga lovers performed various postures and did breathing exercises (Pranayam) in a 40-minute session led by Indian Embassy's yoga teacher Umesh Babu. IT major HCL today invited guests for short talk on yoga, held meditation sessions and also made employees take pledge to include yoga in their routines. Read More »

France goes to the polls as Macron seeks majority

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The party of the new French president came ahead in Sunday's first round of the legislative elections and could get more than 400 MPs out of 577. French polling agencies are projecting that President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist party crushed traditional rivals in the first round of parliamentary elections likely to drastically reshape French politics. Read More »

Egypt top court suspends all verdicts over islands transfer to Saudis

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Meanwhile, in January this year, the Supreme Court of Egypt rejected a project for the transmission of these areas proposed by the government. Are two small islands owned by Egypt or Saudi Arabia? On Tuesday, an Egyptian court ruled that previous judicial decisions in favour of transferring the two islands were invalid, according to a judicial official and a lawyer. Read More »

Queen's Speech renews doubt over Trump's state visit

A spokesman for May said that the government remained supportive in principle of some of the policies that were not formally included in the speech. - There was no mention of a planned state visit by U.S. And she apologised in the House of Commons for the "failure" of both national and local government to provide survivors of the west London blaze with the support they needed. Read More »

Queen outlines United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech

The Duke of Edinburgh, who last night was admitted to hospital for precautionary measures , is not attending and has been replaced by Prince Charles to accompany the Queen. "This Government will respond with humility and resolve to the message the electorate sent", she promised. "Putting ourselves at the service of millions of ordinary working people for whom we will work every day in the national interest", she concluded. Read More »

Queen to commoners: 'Read my hat, no Brexit' - some say

A spokesperson for British Prime Minister Theresa May said the reason Trump's planned visit had not been detailed in the government's plans was that no date had yet been fixed. Nor was there a mention of President Donald Trump's previously announced, but as yet unscheduled state visit. Meanwhile, May-led Conservatives are still trying to agree terms with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to secure their support for a minority government after the snap general election failed to win a ... Read More »

UK's May launches plan for government, promising to listen to Brexit concerns

Even with the support of the DUP (the deal is yet to be done), the Prime Minister will only have a working majority of 12, leaving her with a huge task to pass the Queen's Speech through both the Commons and Lords. The enfeebled premier, who is still locked in hard talks with a Northern Irish party to prop up her administration, says the programme is about seizing opportunities offered by Brexit. Read More »

Rex Tillerson urges easing of blockade against Qatar

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President Donald Trump is ramping up pressure on Qatar to stop what he calls a "high level" of financial support of terrorism , even as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tries to calm the worst diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf in years. Read More »

BJP's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind resigns as Bihar governor

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Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar phoned Sonia Gandhi , the Congress boss, in April to suggest a corralling of opposition parties over the election of the President of India. According to the sources, former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, ex-Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, CPI national secretary D Raja, Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh leader and grandson of Dr BR Ambedkar, Prakash, and retired diplomat Gopal Krishna Gandhi are some of the probable contenders whose names the ... Read More »

Britain's May promises to listen harder on Brexit -Queen's Speech

Forced to drop controversial policies that she won't be able to pass through Parliament, Mrs May has also had to significantly water down the central plank of her manifesto - social care reform. Her ministers had said some parts of the Conservative party manifesto would have to be "pruned" following the election result and numerous proposals were missing from the Queens speech . Read More »

Yoga as important as salt in food:PM Modi

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Dressed in a white t-shirt and pants, Modi joined over 51,000 people at the sprawling Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan and said yoga had now become part of every person's life. Several dignitaries, politicians and bureaucrats will also gather at the ground. More than 150 yoga enthusiasts joined the 1 1/2-hour session, which included various yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation. Read More »

Mumbai's dabbawalas perform Yoga, says it's an 'old Indian culture'

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In Mizoram, the Young Mizo Association which is opposed to yoga has called upon its members to refrain from taking part in the event that was planned at the Assam Rifles (Lammual Ground). LCD screens were also installed at various places at the venue so that participants could follow the instruction of the yoga trainers properly. Last year, on the second International Day of Yoga, Haider did yogic asanas along with 20,000 yoga students across Pakistan - but minus media publicity. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel wins key Georgia election

Her tough race, combined with close GOP House victories in Kansas, Montana and SC, suggests Trump will dominate the coming election cycle, forcing Republicans to make peace with him, for better or worse. Handel's win has shown that, despite the U.S. president's historically low ratings, the Trump effect is not impinging on Republicans' chances at the ballot boxes. Read More »

Queen's Speech introduces Electric Vehicles Bill

Lawmakers will have to approve the speech in a vote, expected on June 29 that will be a de facto vote of confidence. Minority governments are a rare occurrence in British parliamentary politics where the electoral system usually produces a governing majority. Read More »

Queen to outline UK government plans

One of the things about Theresa May is that she has an enormous sense of duty". While the Queen reads the Queen's Speech to lawmakers, it is written by the prime minister and her staff. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he has been reassured by British Prime Minister Theresa May's comments that any deal that the Conservatives strike with the DUP to prop up their government will not impact on Britain's role as co-guarantors of the Good Friday Agreement. Read More »

Fox News' Chris Wallace Nails Trump's Lawyer in a Brazen Lie

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On the Friday of the investigation, Gingrich told Fox News' Sean Hannity: "They're going to get somebody". The Washington Post reported on June 14 that Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who was appointed after Comey's termination to oversee the Russian Federation investigation, had widened his probe to examine if the President attempted to obstruct justice, or intentionally tamper with investigations surrounding himself or his associates. Read More »

Golfers seem to give good reviews to US Open at Erin Hills

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The long-hitting Florida native travelled far and wide, from Kazakhstan to Kenya and mainland Europe, cramming into bed and breakfast rooms with fellow players, spending some nights sleeping in cars, and learning about life and how to win. His friends and professional support team preached patience. It was a similar case with Jason Day for the first half of previous year, Jordan Spieth for much of 2015 and McIlroy before that. Read More »

A Made-Up Story? Jay Sekulow Sets Record Straight on Trump Investigation

Speaking on NBC's " Meet the Press " Sunday, attorney Jay Sekulow said the "president is not under investigation by the special counsel ". Sekulow came to the media to say this tweet was not true, and held this stance on all his interviews except for Fox News , when he changed his answer about the investigation to "no one's notified us that he is". Read More »

Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack

Belgian soldiers have shot and killed a suspected suicide bomber after he set off a small explosion on a luggage trolley at Brussels Central railway station. "Certainly, the assailant wanted to cause a great damage", the spokesman said. Brussels - considered the capital of the European Union - has been on high alert for more than 18 months, since Belgian-based ISIS terrorists carried out attacks in Paris that killed 130 people in November 2015, then bombed Brussels airport and the ... Read More »