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Korean president gets 3 years in prison


The court acknowledged that she ignored the law and procedures for her daughter's success, and that she took it for granted that others should help her achieve this objective. She is also charged with forcing business companies to donate tens of millions of dollars to two dubious foundations she controlled. Ms Chung was extradited from Denmark last month and is now being investigated by prosecutors who see her as a key figure in the suspected bribery connections between former President ... Read More »

Arab States Send Qatar 13 Demands To End Crisis

According to the list, Qatar must refuse to naturalize citizens from the four countries and expel those now in Qatar, in what the countries describe as an effort to keep Qatar from meddling in their internal affairs. Cut military and Intel cooperation with Iran . - Align itself with the other Gulf and Arab countries militarily, politically, socially and economically, as well as on economic matters, in line with an agreement reached with Saudi Arabia in 2014. Read More »

How Would The Senate Health Care Bill Affect Georgia?

This bill has nothing to do with health care. Like the U.S. House's health-care proposal, the Senate plan proposes cutting federal spending on Medicaid . "We should take this pathetic health care bill , throw it in the garbage can and do something that will work for ordinary Americans instead", Sen. Read More »

Supreme Court Takes Up Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case


On Monday, the court announced that it would judge whether partisan gerrymandering , the act of redrawing the electoral map to favor one political party over the other, is constitutionally sound, theNew York Times reported. "Justice Anthony Kennedy cast the fifth and deciding vote, declaring that he might someday embrace a challenge to a partisan gerrymander if someone could come up with workable standards". Read More »

Cuomo: Legislature must strike deal on mayoral control of schools

At present, there are about 9,400 people in the city's jails each day. (The councils are made up of nine elected school parents and two members appointed by borough presidents). "What he produced today, I think, was a political document rather than a real plan", Lancman said. The city plans to spend more than $ 1 billion fixing up jails including Rikers over the next 10 years, adding dedicated housing for inmates with mental illnesses, a major jail population; adding surveillance cameras to ... Read More »

Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'


On Twitter, Trump said he was "very supportive" of the bill. The emerging Senate bill was described by people on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly. Warren's comments came after Senate Republicans released the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, their version of the House's American Health Care Act to replace Obamacare. Read More »

Melania Trump and son Barron move into the White House

A day before Comey's testimony, two top spy chiefs, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, both refused to answer when Intelligence Committee members inquired whether Trump had ever "asked" them to help ease the probe. Read More »

J&K Police officer lynched: Two arrested, CM Mufti pays tribute


The police have identified the man killed outside the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar as a deputy superintendent of police-level officer who was performing his duty at that time. A wreath laying ceremony will be held for the slain officer today at 11 a.m. Policemen posted in the security wing of the Jammu and Kashmir Police do not wear uniform as a matter of service regulation. Read More »

Government health insurance markets holding up--barely

At first they merely cited "uncertainty" as reasons for the premiums hikes, but recently insurers in states have broken out exactly how much the CSR issue has driven up the costs. All large companies that have Cadillac health care plans keep from paying the tax by cutting out those who are insured through their group plans. It's even being kept secret from Democrats in the Senate! But several health policy experts said they expected the losses, driven largely by Medicaid cuts, to be on par ... Read More »

London van attack suspect unknown to security services


The BBC reports it understands the man in 47-year-old Darren Osborne from Cardiff. Police have been searching a residential address in Pentwyn, a suburb to the northeast of Cardiff, where Osborne has been listed as living. "At this stage, we are calling for calm", he said". On June 6 alone, 20 anti-Muslim incidents were reported , compared with a daily average of 3.5 incidents previously in 2017. Read More »

Kovind to file nomination in Modi's presence

Kovind resigned from the post of Bihar Governor after he was selected by the Modi Government as its candidate for the country's top post. BJP patriarch LK Advani, along with other senior party leaders Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu others were also present. Read More »

President Trump Hardens Policy Towards Cuban Government


MIAMI | In an overhaul of one of his predecessor's signature legacies, President Donald Trump will redraw USA policy toward Cuba on Friday, tightening travel restrictions for Americans that had been loosened under President Barack Obama and banning US business transactions with Cuba's vast military conglomerate. Read More »

FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting


Hodgkinson did not have any ties to terrorism. Slater said Hodgkinson displayed "just a pattern of life that things weren't going well" such as unemployment, diminishing savings, and a struggling marriage. Hodgkinson was down by 7:14 am. The shooting injured five people, including Rep. Steve Scalise , R-La., the House Majority Whip. Hodgkinson never said anything during the shooting or after, before he died. Read More »

Auto bomb kills seven at police station in Somali capital


The blast comes just days after a suicide auto bomber posing as a milk delivery van detonated at Wadajir district headquarters in Mogadishu, killing 15. It also comes a week after al-Shabab gunmen carried out an overnight siege on a popular restaurant in the Somali capital, killing at least 31 people. Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation jet intercepts Russian minister's plane


Lt. Gen. Aytech Bizhev, former Deputy Commander of the Russian Air Force, said the attempt to "escort" the Defense Minister's plane looks like a deliberate provocation. Last fall, Russian Federation deployed nuclear-capable ballistic missiles to Kaliningrad, between Lithuania and Poland, and the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies have stepped up military exercises and deployed troops in the region. Read More »

US Shoots Down Pro-Syrian Drone


Russian Federation threatened aircraft from the USA -led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline meant to avoid collisions in retaliation for the us military shooting down a Syrian warplane on Sunday. Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said it was a "continuation of America's line to disregard the norms of worldwide law". "There has been neither a Security Council decision, nor a request from the official authorities of the Syrian Arab Republic as a ... Read More »

U.S. coalition in first downing of Syrian army plane


The incident occurred in approximately the same location where, on June 8, a US jet shot down a similar drone that attacked coalition and partner forces on the ground. Tuesday's encounter is the latest development in what's become an increasingly hostile standoff between the US military and the various forces supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's fight to stay in power. Read More »

'Imagine' if Britain stays in EU? Discord at EU summit

The government will also offer a grace period of most likely up to two years to allow people to regularise their status so that "no one will face a cliff edge", she said. There are roughly 3 million living there now. In other business, the European Council chose to finalize works on a new border information sharing system this year in a bid to protect residents against terrorism , according to a statement by the bloc at the end of the first day of the high-level summit. Read More »

Mourners Remember Otto Warmbier At Hometown Funeral

Otto Warmbier graduated from the school in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming as salutatorian in 2013. He will be buried later in the day at a local cemetery. Please join me in praying for Otto's family. The 22-year-old's simple pine casket was led out in a procession that included bagpipes and a line of family members. Read More »

Rubio: Trump's Cuba Policy Will Help 'Individual Cubans'

Marco Rubio and Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart, both Florida Republicans who have called for a complete reversal of Obama's Cuba policy , and business leaders, human-rights groups and many of Trump's own advisers who wanted to preserve it. "We will never, ever be blind to it", Trump said. Totalitarian control being what it is, no US administration would find it easy to engage Cuba's people without normalizing and enriching the regime that oppresses them. Read More »

Va. father questions motive for daughter's murder

During an intense search for Hassanen on Sunday, an officer stopped a suspicious auto and Martinez Torres was taken into custody, police said earlier. I don't want this happening to the other families. The driver, later identified as Martinez Torres , was taken into custody. The suspect then reportedly drove his auto up onto the curb as the teens ran off. Read More »

All eyes on Shiv Sena meeting over Kovind

After holding a meeting with his party leaders at his residence declared on Tuesday evening, the Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that his party would support Ram Nath Kovind with an expectation that he would serve in the interest of the country. Read More »

Pelosi confident of her caucus' support


The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. Rather, Trump said, "That would be very bad for the Republican Party" if Pelosi were forced out. In the first tweet , Trump said former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was "the latest top intelligence official to state there was no grand scheme between Trump and Russian Federation". Read More »

Islamic militants take hostages at Philippine school: army


The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) said it took in its custody an undetermined number of civilians after they harassed militia outposts in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato, on Wednesday morning. Despite this, Lutera said they have not yet given the displaced families the "go signal" to return to their houses due to ongoing clearing operations in the area. Read More »

Timeline of events surrounding Michigan airport stabbing


This March 11, 2005 photo shows Jeff Neville in Goodrich, Mich. Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said the officer stabbed Wednesday, June 21, 2017 is Lt. He said that Ftouhi had not been flagged or monitored at any time by the Federal Bureau of Investigation or Canadian authorities. Luciano Piazza, Mr. Read More »

Big banks slam double levy as a government 'cash grab'

The South Australian levy "is a left-field and in our view unjustified move which will do immaterial harm to the banks' profits but further dents already fragile sentiment and raises the threat of increased political risk", they said. Unemployment in South Australia is 6.9%, the highest in the nation. He called on the federal government to match its commitment to workers in South Australia, by matching the jobs fund dollar-for-dollar to create even more jobs. Read More »

Opp chooses Meira Kumar as its Prez candidate

After the JD-U's decision to support NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind , the Congress stepped up efforts to keep the opposition united as its top brass held discussions with the leaders of a host of other parties. Tiwari said, "There will be a far clear, coherent and an articulate answer available" after the meeting. "Seventeen Opposition parties have together made a decision to jointly field Meira Kumar ", Congress president Sonia Gandhi said after a one-and-a-half-hour-long ... Read More »

Weather forecast for Eid al-Fitr holiday


Eid al-Fitr is the first day of the month of Shawwal and marks the end of the month-long fasting that is traditionally followed by Muslims all over the world . During Eid, Muslims wear new clothes, takes part in the early morning prayers held at mosque or outdoor prayer venue. On the other hand, some would often fast for six days when the celebration comes to a close. Read More »

Mohamed Salah travelling to Liverpool to complete £35m move from Roma


Reports are growing that Mohamed Salah to Liverpool is a done deal, with the Roma winger expected to have a medical tomorrow. Salah is widely reported to be heading for Merseyside for a medical and it is claimed the two clubs have reached an agreement over a fee, with the move tipped to be announced this week. Read More »

Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse


The report said that Church officials had "made significant progress in recent years" but that "we can see how hard it is to make change across the complex structures of the Church". The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said: " Abuse of Faith makes harrowing reading ". According to the report Ball's conduct "caused serious and enduring damage" to many young men. Read More »

Kushner visits family of officer murdered in Jerusalem attack


More than 600,000 Israelis live in settlements in the West Bank, including annexed East Jerusalem, which are seen as a major obstacle to peace between Israel and Palestinians. Greenblatt is to be joined by Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday. Stickier issues, like the fate of Jerusalem and its holy sites, claims of Palestinian refugees and final borders, would be tackled later on. Read More »

Ruling AIADMK faction extends support to Kovind


Though Uttar Pradesh's two main non- NDA political parties- Bahujan Samajwadi Party and Samajwadi Party- have not extended support to the NDA's candidate but also didn't show strong opposition as Kovind is a Dalit who hails from Kanpur Dehat area of the state. Read More »

North Korea Tests Rocket Engine, Possibly for ICBM, US Officials Say


The South's military would not confirm the report of the secretive neighbor's move. North Korea has carried out a new test of a rocket engine, USA media reported on Thursday. DPRK is a reference to North Korea's formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The officials said it is not yet clear if the activity indicates a sixth nuclear test is imminent, but noted there is concern that North Korea could set off a test during Wednesday's visit to Washington by top Chinese ... Read More »

Dennis Rodman gifts Trump book on North Korea visit


The doctors described Otto Warmbier , 22, as being in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" but declined to discuss his outlook for improvement, saying such information would be kept confidential. Warmbier is taken to North Korea's top court in Pyongyang North Korea. Tillerson said Tuesday that the State Department was continuing "to have discussions" with North Korea about the release of the other three imprisoned American citizens. Read More »