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AIADMK (Amma) backs NDA nominee for President

We have chose to support RamNath Kovind, said Ratnesh Sada , JDU MLA after JDU meeting in Bihar's Patna . It remains to be seen whether BSP, which has also said that it can not oppose a Dalit candidate unless the opposition has a more popular Dalit nominee, attends the opposition meeting. Read More »

Queen's Speech unveils Brexit-focused agenda at troubled time

Trump's visit - announced by British Prime Minister Theresa May shortly after the president's inauguration - has stoked controversy in Britain, where more than 1.8 million people have signed a petition to cancel the trip for fear that it would "cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen". Read More »

Modi thanks those who participated in Yoga Day worldover

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Modi said that yoga had gained huge popularity in many countries and expressed his happiness over opening of several yoga institutes over the last three years to meet the growing demand for yoga teachers. In 2014, the United Nations declared June 21 as International Yoga Day.India's Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh, who attended the BRICS Foreign Ministers' meet which concluded on Monday, also participated in the event. Read More »

Foreign Secretary Johnson says Trump's visit to Britain will go ahead

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The speech included eight bills centered on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union , and measures to address recent terror attacks in Manchester and London , as well as last week's deadly apartment block fire. The UK made one in five electric vehicles sold in the European Union a year ago. In light of recent terror attacks in Manchester and London , existing laws would be revised, but no new bills were announced. Read More »

FBI Won't Release Comey Memos, So The 'Times,' 'CNN,' And Others Sue

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For that reason, he wrote down a report of what was said and done with Trump. The memos were at the center of attention during Comey's June 8 testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, when the ex-FBI director admitted he began documenting conversations with the president because he thought Trump would lie about their interactions. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia special election

The successful effort by Republicans to salvage a conservative-leaning congressional seat in Georgia has demoralized liberals and delighted President Donald Trump . "Rep" traditionally is used as the shorthand for "Representative"-for example, once Handel is sworn in, she will be known as Rep. Karen Handel (R-Ga.)". Read More »

Cuomo, Trump lawyer clash over Russian Federation probe

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The other rumor that's been going around is that the president is not happy with special counsel Robert Mueller and was - at one point anyway - on the brink of firing him, on the ground that he's biased. Sekulow has written many books, including a #1 New York Times bestselling book called Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore , about the beginnings of ISIS, their strategies and plans. Read More »

In Georgia, Handel reaches out to Democrats and thanks Trump

The Democrat in the Georgia race, Jon Ossoff , was unsuccessful in flipping a traditionally Republican district in the Atlanta suburbs previously represented by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price . The same people who called you a misogynist for refusing to vote for a woman are angry that another woman won something. The first-time candidate raised more than $23 million for his campaign, but most of that came from outside of Georgia from liberal enclaves like NY and California. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth II outlines government program

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Speaking on Radio 4's Today Programme, Tory MP Damien Green suggested his party could still reach a deal with the Democratic Unionist party before the Queen's speech. Queen Elizabeth II will outline the government's upcoming legislative program with far less pageantry than usual in a speech expected to be dominated by discussion of Britain's upcoming departure from the European Union. Read More »

DUP agreement will end 'no deal' Brexit talk

Mrs May added: "My government remains absolutely committed to doing everything we can to help take this process to a successful conclusion, remaining steadfast to our commitments in the Belfast Agreement and its successors". "If the institutions are to be put in place they need to be sustainable, viable and properly resourced". The new Taoiseach will sit down with the DUP and Sinn Féin today on the future of the Stormont assembly. Read More »

GOP has chance to show us on health bill

But underscoring the uncertainty he faces, senators from both ends of his party's spectrum were grumbling about the bill's expected contents and the clandestine way it's being crafted. The problem is that the website contains no information about what Republicans are going to replace the ACA with. Republicans are hiding their health care bill behind criticisms of the ACA. Read More »

South Korea calls for release of prisoners from North Korea

President Donald Trump also commented on the student's treatment Tuesday, saying he thought Otto Warmbier "should have been brought home a long time ago". Ohio's Republican U.S. senator said Wednesday he had a secret meeting with North Korean officials in NY last December to press for Warmbier's release. Read More »

Hamas and IS both say they killed Israeli policewoman

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Maj. The attack was carried out by "two Palestinians from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and a third from Hamas ", he said. Following the attack, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a phone consultation with the chief of police and public security minister, and chose to cancel the family visits, a police statement read. Read More »

So, President Trump isn't under investigation after all?

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MSNBC writer Steve Benen noted that although Sekulow isn't a "fringe crackpot", "there's a sizable gap between Sekulow's decades of work on religious and social issues-he's devoted his career to undermining the wall of separation between church and state-and the task of defending a sitting president facing a growing scandal". Read More »

Yoga practitioners pause to stretch and pose for int'l event

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Yoga has gained popularity among various countries across the globe, he said adding, "it is due to yoga the world has started getting associated with India in a new manner and with renewed respect and enthusiasm". It is cheap and is used in very small quantity but none can deny its significance. Donning a white T-shirt and loose pants, Mr. Modi also performed asanas along with over 50,000 yoga enthusiasts braving early morning drizzles. Read More »

Three US soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'

There are 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan training, advising and assisting the Afghan military in its fight against the Taliban . The Associated Press reports that the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the shooting, noting that the militant group released a statement saying one of its loyalists had joined the Afghan military "just to attack foreign forces". Read More »

Water-dropping plane crash reported in Portugal

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Authorities said the fire in the mountainous region of Pedrogao Grande , which killed many people in their cars as they tried to flee the blaze, was 85 per cent under control after more than 1,000 firefighters toiled overnight. "I came to help my friends who live here", said Sonia Pereira, 29, who along with around a dozen people refused calls to leave. On Tuesday, 1,150 firefighters and almost 400 vehicles were still battling the fires, helped from the air by water-bombing planes ... Read More »

DUP talks not going as expected - Sky sources

Speaking after the meeting, DUP leader Arlene Foster said: "We want to see a Brexit that works for everybody, not just in Northern Ireland from my perspective, but in the Republic of Ireland as well, so it is about a sensible Brexit". It is thought that the DUP is pressing for more investment for Northern Ireland as part of the price of its support, and that it is also calling for the retention of the triple lock guarantee on pensions and universal winter fuel payments for older people. Read More »

One dead after vehicle rams police van in Paris

The Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday that the four were detained overnight in the anti-terrorism investigation into Monday's attack. Dzaziri was carrying in his auto an assault rifle, two handguns, ammo and two large gas canisters, two police sources and the judicial official told the paper. Read More »

Brussels central station evacuated after small explosion, suspect dies

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A potentially deadly terrorist bombing at a central Brussels train station was averted after a nail-packed device in a bag failed to fully detonate, a Belgian prosecutor said Wednesday, a day after the attack at the crowded rail hub. The perpetrator of the attack was carrying a suitcase which partly exploded and caught fire before he abandoned it. An employee at the station said he stood next to the suspect, who he described as in his 30s, and having uttered the words " Allahu akbar " (God ... Read More »

Cousin: Pregnant woman killed by police wasn't violent

The shooting comes as Seattle police are under federal oversight following a 2011 investigation that found officers were too quick to use force. Police say she then brandished a knife, prompting the fatal gunfire from officers. Authorities added that the pair "were equipped with less lethal force options , per department policy". She pleaded guilty to two counts harassment and obstructing a police officer and was released from jail Wednesday. Read More »

Amnesty urges donors to give more to South Sudan refugees

Turkey hosted the most refugees with 2.9 million people . Have you read Trendiee Today? The total "means that on average, one in every 113 people worldwide is today someone who is displaced", said Filippo Grandi, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees . Read More »

Trump congratulates Handel on Twitter

Republican Karen Handel won a high-stakes, closely-watched special congressional election Tuesday, salvaging a seat in traditional conservative Georgia where Democrats had hoped to strike a blow against Donald Trump's presidency. Cynthia McKinney, who served from 2005-2007. Handel, her own campaign flooded with outside donations, has kept the race tight, emphasizing her area roots. Read More »

Queen's speech: Government will deliver eight separate bills on Brexit

His rare absence from the State Opening of Parliament added to the solemnity of an occasion where Prime Minister Theresa May is presenting a legislative program trimmed down following the loss of her majority. I have previously lobbied for a review of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and I will push for this to be looked at as part of these plans having already been given assurances by the Prime Minister. Read More »

Merkel urges EU to stick together after Brexit talks launched

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In a speech at Mansion House in the City of London earlier on Tuesday, Hammond warned against a so-called hard Brexit, calling for an "early agreement on a transitional arrangement so that trade can carry on flowing smoothly". If Irish trade becomes even more centred on the Continent than on the United Kingdom, it will pay dividends for Irish business leaders to be better briefed on Berlin and not just watching Westminster. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth II mum about Trump visit

While the queen reads the Queen's Speech to lawmakers, it is written by the prime minister and her staff and offers a broad brush of goals for the future. Signaling the importance of Brexit negotiations with the European Union , set to continue until the spring of 2019, the speech set out the government's program for two years, rather than one. Read More »

Warmbier death 'unimaginable' for former North Korea detainee

A funeral will be held Thursday at Warmbier's alma mater, Wyoming High School in Ohio. "All those that wish to join his family in celebrating his life are cordially invited", said the Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) introduced the North Korea Travel Control Act that would ban any travel to the country unless authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury on an individual basis. Read More »