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Turkish troops arrive in Qatar for military exercise

Qatar's diplomatic isolation could "last years", a United Arab Emirates minister said Monday, accusing the Gulf state of "supporting jihadists". Sheikh Mohammed revealed aviation support has come from Iran after Saudi Arabia closed its airspace to Qatari airlines. Read More »

Explosives laden auto rams into police van on Champs-Elysees

Police secure the area near a burned auto at the scene of an incident in which it rammed a gendarmerie van on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris , France , June 19, 2017. Earlier this month a man wielding a hammer attacked police officers on patrol outside Notre Dame cathedral, injuring one before being shot and seriously injured himself. Read More »

From 2018 CBSE to conduct Board exams in the month of February


Earlier, the court has asked as to why the board wants to do away with their re-evaluation policy as errors in the marks can hamper their career. CBSE also assured the court that it won't act upon the undertakings it extracted from students that they can not approach courts on account of their having obtained photocopies of the answer-sheets. Read More »

Armed Palestinian Shot Dead After Attempting to Attack Soldiers, Israeli Army Says


It is being built for the roughly 40 families evicted from the wildcat outpost of Amona earlier this year after Israel's high court ruled their homes had been built illegally on private Palestinian land. Mr Trump has said he considers settlement expansion as unhelpful for a peace deal. During a meeting at the White House in February, U.S. President Donald Trump asked Netanyahu to "hold back on settlements for a little bit", a request seen as part of an effort to build trust with ... Read More »

Tory-DUP deal: "we have a lot in common", says Tory MP

Bills on trade and customs will be introduced - Brexit means Britain will try to strike new deals with the European Union but also with other nations that it was unable to negotiate with while a an European Union member. Buckingham Palace said Philip, 96, has been hospitalized as a precaution for treatment of an infection. The state opening took place only days after another huge annual event, Trooping the Color, a celebration of the queen's birthday. Read More »

'The View' Hosts Do Not Handle Democrats' Latest Election Loss Very Well


The Democrats expended vast amounts of money on Jon Ossoff , an attractive young candidate running in a district that has voted Republican in most recent elections, but is seen as a seat within reach for the Democrats. For his part, President Trump congratulated the candidate through his Twitter account, even before Handel made the announcement, claiming that her work had been "fantastic", and that (the party) was very proud of her . Read More »

Syrian military says seizes ground towards Iraqi border

The attack was similar to one earlier this month in which an Iranian drone shot on US forces in Syria . The attacks have showcased the depth of Iran's military presence in Syria: Iranian drones launched from areas around Damascus allowed Revolutionary Guard commanders to assess the damage done by the missiles in real-time. Read More »

U to back Kovind: MLA


With this announcement of Kovind as the presidential nominee, the ruling party plans to expand its Dalit support base in the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and send a strong message to the community. JDU MLA Ratnesh Sada said "The decision was taken at a meeting of our legislators ". On Tuesday, party leader T T V Dhinakaran had said in Bengaluru, after meeting his aunt V K Sasikala in jail, that AIADMK (Amma)'s stand on backing the NDA nominee would be decided by her. Read More »

How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

As he has multiple times since the ACA's passage in 2010, Obama conceded that the bill was less than flawless and vowed to support any Republican-backed bill that "is demonstrably better than the improvements we made to our health care system, that covers as many people at less cost". Read More »

Bitterness between Lalu and Nitish at Iftaar party


The presidential candidate of the 17-party Opposition conglomerate, Meira Kumar, on Friday said the coming polls for the highest constitutional office of the country was a fight between different ideologies and appealed to all political parties to vote on the basis of cherished values of social justice and inclusiveness. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi Faces Heat From Democrats After Georgia Loss


If elected, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker. "That still moves the needle", said Ryan. "This became a focal point in our messaging, as well as other outside groups and the Handel campaign itself". When people said to us in 2005, you don't have a chance, be prepared for a Republican permanent majority, I said - Harry Reid and I said we don't accept that. Read More »

UAE warns Doha to accept demands or face 'divorce'


Qatar's ambassador to the US, Meshal bin Hamad Al-Thani, has resorted to history and sound logic to argue Qatar's case that the blockade imposed on it by fellow Gulf states is without justification. The head of Al-Jazeera's English language service said the network remained committed to continuing its broadcasts. Cut off any joint military cooperation with Iran. Read More »

CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

With the White House banning cameras at some press briefings, CNN sent a sketch artist to "paint a picture for viewers who couldn't be in the room". When asked Friday whether he'd ever appear on camera again at a press briefing, Spicer replied that "some days we'll do it" on camera. But the Trump White House has been cutting back on the frequency and the length of on-camera briefings. Read More »

Jared Kushner delivers remarks after tech meeting

According to reports , Bezos discussed how his company's commercial products could improve government IT, while Palantir Technologies Inc. The executives are part of the so-called American Technology Council that Trump formed in May to support efforts to modernize the United States government. Read More »

Bombing in southwest Pakistan kills at least 4, wounds 13

Local media quoted hospital sources as saying that at least 20 out of all the injured are in critical condition. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. An eye witness, Husnain, told Daily Times that the market was overcrowded with people busy in shopping for upcoming Eid at the time of the blasts. Anwarul Haq Kakar , Ba lochistan government spokesperson, said the blast occurred when officers stopped the auto for search at a checkpoint. Read More »

Solar border wall with Mexico


As whacky as it sounds, shares of solar manufacturers rose sharply, with SunPower jumping 13 per cent, Canadian Solar up 7.7 per cent, JinkoSolar up 4.4 per cent and First Solar up 3.2 per cent. Among countries the report considered to be in armed conflict, Mexico was ranked second to Syria. "Drug trade is largely the cause". "We'll be putting in legislation to that effect very shortly", he said, drawing enthusiastic applause from an audience of about 6,000 people, according to an estimate ... Read More »

US Troops In Al-Tanf, Downing of Iranian-Made Regime Drone

According to the IRGC, the missiles "targeted the headquarters and meeting place and suicide vehicle assembly line" of "ISIS terrorists" in Syria's Deir al-Zour Province. Iran identifies Islamic State militants as "Takfiri terrorists". Mohammadreza Aref, the leader of the pro-reform Hope faction, praised the missile attacks on ISIS strongholds, saying it was a "response to ill-wishers of the Islamic Iran ". Read More »

Black off-duty St. Louis officer shot by white officer


Two officers, " fearing for their safety ", fired at the suspects, striking one in the ankle, according to a department summary of the shooting . An off-duty policeman who came to help other officers when he heard gunshots outside his home was shot by a fellow cop. Read More »

Special Counsel Not Investigating President Donald Trump for Obstruction


Sekulow continued, saying that because the President had not been notified of any investigation, reports that he is the target of a probe must be false. Taking to Twitter last Sunday while spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland, Trump again referenced the "distraction of the Witch Hunt". Read More »

AIADMK announces support for Kovind


CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said a "secular" candidate is the need of the hour for the president's post and that opposition parties would "certainly" field a nominee. "We chose to extend support to NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind as his tenure as governor had been peaceful", he said. JD (U) has been a part of the opposition's joint initiative on the presidential elections . Read More »

KCR should support Meira, not Kovind

However, another Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad refrained from commenting on the same and said that any discussion on the same would take place post the Opposition's meet. He also appealed to all the parties to support the NDA candidate and show unity on one platform for the cause of upliftment of poor and dalits in the country. Read More »

Moore and O'Brien dominate at Royal Ascot

I can't describe the feeling of pride I have in my horse. Doyle realised after a furlong or two that Quest for More was interfering with Big Orange's momentum, and that he needed to get back out in front, so he pressed the big horse forward. Read More »

Theresa May's EIGHT Brexit Bills

The centrepiece of the speech was the Repeal Bill on Brexit , one of eight pieces of legislation covering different aspects of Britain's European Union withdrawal from trade and customs to immigration and nuclear safety. "Firms will expect all politicians to put pragmatism before politics, starting with Brexit". The two-year programme, known as the Queen's Speech , was prepared by ministers and read out by Queen Elizabeth in Parliament at its formal opening ceremony. Read More »

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide — United Nations refugee agency

The worldwide number of asylum seekers - which the United Nations refugee agency defines as "people who are seeking global protection but whose refugee status is yet to be determined" - reached 2.8 million at the end of past year. â€When we stand together with refugees , we also stand for respect and diversity for all, ” says UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump


In March of 2016, then-candidate Trump implored Russian Federation to "find the 30,000 emails that are missing" from Clinton's private server. Nauert also said the sanctions that were expanded on Tuesday "didn't come out of nowhere" and would remain in place until Russian Federation honors the peace deal for eastern Ukraine and stops occupying Crimea. Read More »

UAE warns Qatar of divorce as Persian Gulf tensions simmer


The list also demanded Qatar to sever all ties to "terrorist organizations" including the Muslim Brotherhood , the Islamic State group, al-Qaeda, and Lebanon's Hezbollah . Turkey, which has long tried to play the role of regional mediator, is also wary of upsetting its other allies in the Gulf, including Saudi Arabia . Read More »

Putin jokes about offering political asylum to Comey

During a Congressional hearing last week, Comey said he allowed a friend to release to the media portions of a memo he wrote about interactions with President Trump in which Trump demanded "loyalty" and intimated that he wanted to establish "patronage" with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth's Speech Includes Pledge to Fight Anti-Gay Discrimination

Eight of its 27 bills are dedicated to the process of leaving the European Union, including separate legislation on fisheries and agriculture, which the SNP seized upon as evidence of the UK Government's desire to centralise control. "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" Trump tweeted. The speech highlighted the fact that the British government has two mountains to climb if it is to leave the European Union in an ... Read More »

The Guardian view on Saudi Arabia's crown prince


Until his father Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud became Saudi Arabia's seventh king in January 2015, few people outside the kingdom had ever heard of Prince Mohammed, seen more than two years on as the power behind its throne. Trump injected the US into the volatile crisis among America's Mideast allies, siding with Saudi Arabia and other countries against Qatar. Saudi TV showed him promising loyalty to his young cousin. Read More »

Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15


Also Friday, at least 11 people, including one police officer, were killed when a auto bomb exploded outside the office of Quetta's Inspector General of Police. Police cordon off an area and injured have been shifted to hospital, reports Pakistan media. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhery Nisar Ali Khan condemned the attack , saying terrorists who carried out such barbaric attacks in the holy month of Ramadan were not Muslim. Read More »

Deputy Attorney General: Donald Trump can't fire special counsel Robert Mueller


Susan Collins, R-Maine, asked Rosenstein during an open Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing what he would do if Trump asked him to fire Mueller. Conservative news outlets have been working hard to discredit Mueller in recent days, citing what Fox News' Sean Hannity called his "massive conflict of interest"-a friendship with fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey ". Read More »

Britain Starts Brexit Talks With a Whimper, Not a Bang


British Prime Minister Theresa May is also due to praise the good atmosphere at Monday's Brexit talks, and explain how to protect the rights of citizens hit by Britain's departure. "So now that the negotiations have started, we are determined to get on with the job and deliver that certainty as soon as possible". "I don't think that May will want to shatter that understanding", said one European Union diplomatic source, who asked not to named. Read More »

Health Insurers Concerned by 'Dramatic' Medicaid Cuts in Bill

That likely would end the program in MI, one of eight states that expanded Medicaid with the caveat that the expansion would end if federal funding declined. A health insurance industry trade group says it's encouraged by provisions of the Senate GOP health care bill, but stopped short of voicing support. Read More »