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Hospital: Scalise condition upgraded to 'fair'


Scalise's Twitter account posted photos of him with his family over the weekend to mark Father's Day. "We need to take that spirit and go from two teams to one team for America". Hodgkinson 66, who was from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, died after being shot by police. It remains unclear when he may be released from the hospital. Read More »

Iranians chant "Death to Israel", burn Islamic State's flag at rallies


Opposition to Israel is a touchstone of belief for Shi'ite-led Iran , which backs Palestinian and Lebanese Islamic militant groups opposed to peace with the Jewish state, which Tehran refuses to recognise. President Hassan Rouhani , who joined the march through Tehran , hit out at a new Iran sanctions bill approved by the US Senate . The statement further referred to the strategies and scenarios used by the global arrogance to provide security for the Zionist regime of Israel , ... Read More »

Video Of Ayatollah Khamenei Goes Viral After Iran Launches Strikes Inside Syria


F/A-18 shot down a Syrian Arab Air Force Su-22 jet. Iran is supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with ground forces and advisors in coordination with Russian Federation. His meeting with Iran's leaders came one day after a visit to Saudi Arabia , Iran's regional rival, in what he said was a tour aimed at promoting reconciliation between the region's Sunnis and Shi'a. Read More »

Jat leaders call off their strike in Rajasthan's Bharatpur and Dholpur districts


On Thursday, the commission had submitted its report to Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje , following which the agitations began. "We want the government to give us a fixed time by when we will be given reservation ", Singh told IANS . Only then will we hold discussions with Panch Patels on the lifting of the blockade. The OBC Commission , formed in 2016, submitted its report yesterday. Read More »

Trump says he's told 'a straight story' on Comey

Trump said his tweet about possibly having tapes of his conversations with Comey pressured the ex-official into testifying that Trump wasn't under investigation at that time . Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday, a day before the deadline, that he did not know if there were recordings of his conversations with Comey, but he did not make or have any such recordings. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Releases Statement Vehemently Denying Latest Tax Fraud Allegations


The Argentine winger admitted of evading tax after a settlement was agreed between the former Real Madrid midfielder's lawyers and the public prosecutor on Wednesday (June 21). Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi was given a 21-month sentence a year ago, which he is unlikely to serve, for having defrauded the national purse of 4.1 million euros of undeclared image rights earnings. Read More »

One dead, 3 injured in mob attack in train in Haryana


Hasib said a mob attacked them with sharp-edged weapons and threw them out of the train at Asaoti railway station in Palwal district of Haryana. "If we prepare a dossier of these individuals I am sure we will be able to find out that 70-80% of these people indulge in anti-social activities that aren't acceptable in normal society", Modi said. Read More »

Cosby holdouts prevented guilty verdict, juror says


According to a juror who spoke with ABC News , 10 out of 12 jurors found Cosby guilty on the first and third counts: That Cosby was guilty of penetrating Constand without her consent, and that the assault took place "after Cosby gave Constand drugs or intoxicants without her knowledge, substantially impairing her for the objective of preventing her resistance". Read More »

Qatar rejects demands of Saudi-led "siege countries"

Turkey has sided with Qatar in the dispute and its parliament has ratified legislation allowing the deployment of Turkish troops to the base. "The state of Qatar is now studying this paper, the demands contained therein and the foundations on which they were based, in order to prepare an appropriate response to it and hand it over to the state of Kuwait", QNA said, citing a statement by the ministry of foreign affairs. Read More »

London towers being evacuated over fire safety fears

Initially the council had said only Taplow Tower would be evacuated. The number of residents being evacuated from the 800 homes is unknown, but it could be in the thousands. Why have they left it till half past eight on Friday night to start getting residents out? Both have a fire rating of 0, the highest resistance to flames, but a firm involved in cutting the cladding tiles to shape said they should only be used on high rise buildings with a non-flammable insulation. Read More »

DUP and Conservatives 'making progress' on deal

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER Theresa May's programme for government will be laid out as parliament is formally opened today - but there is still no sign of a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party. "Clearly, two political parties, we have some differences, but we have a lot in common". But nearly certainly, the DUP - as well as other parties in Northern Ireland and the Dublin government - hope to preserve free flow of goods and people across the land border between Northern Ireland and ... Read More »

Pelosi Strikes Back: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'

CROWLEY: Typically they don't go and pick folks in districts where they think they're going to lose that seat to a Democrat . But Pelosi taunted Rice and others urging her to step down, issuing what sounded like a warning on Thursday, saying , "when it comes to personal ambition and having fun on TV, have your fun". Read More »

Palestinians dismiss IS claim of Israel policewoman killing

Islamic State took responsibility for the attack on Friday, in which one Israeli police officer was killed and another wounded, according to the group's Amaq news agency. The officer was pronounced dead at a hospital. About 42 Israelis have also been killed in attacks carried out by Palestinians since October 2015. "We in Hamas do not start wars and we do not expect one, this is our political assessment", Khalil al-Hayya, Hamas's deputy leader in the Gaza Strip, told reporters ... Read More »

Texas Takeaways for 2018 After Georgia Special Election

For Republicans , Handel's win had to offer some reassurance in Washington . Independent groups kicked in an additional $7.6 million for Ossoff and $18.2 million for Handel. "We're paving a way for a new generation of leadership ". But in the end, the Georgia contest represented yet another election in which the Democratic candidate either led or was tied in public polls - and was overtaken by the Republican when all the votes were counted. Read More »

Heller won't back Senate GOP health care bill


Sen. Johnson has harshly criticized this aspect of the Affordable Care Act , saying it is wrong to force people to buy insurance, especially at rates and coverage levels they do not want. "Like in the House bill, older people around 58, 59, 62, who were lower income will certainly wind up paying a lot more for their health insurance if this bill passes in its current form". Read More »

'No excuse' for N.Korea's treatment of USA student: father

His father, Mr Fred Warmbier said at the news conference his son was "brutalised and terrorised" by the North Korean regime. Warmbier says Otto was taken hostage... They said there is evidence Warmbier suffered a respiratory arrest, which led to a lack of oxygen to the brain. "For any parent, this is their worst nightmare". Read More »

EU, Britain agree on timetable for Brexit talks


It also appears Mr Davis and Mr Michel Barnier may have to negotiate in the dark as staff have been told to switch off all the lights. Newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble both said last week that the "door was open" for Britain to remain in the EU. Read More »

North Korean taekwondo athletes arrive in South Korea

A North Korean taekwondo demonstration team arrived in South Korea on Friday for its first performances in the rival country in 10 years. Upon their arrival at Seoul's Gimpo International Airport, South Korean children wearing taekwondo uniforms draped bouquets of flowers around the neck of Chang and other North Koreans amid a barrage of camera flashes. Read More »

Arab nations demand Qatar should shutter Al-Jazeera, cut ties with Iran


After these countries had cut their ties with Qatar earlier this month , Turkey reportedly stepped in with aid for Qatar. The list of demands also calls for Qatar to shut down the Al Jazeera news operation and its affiliate networks and to stop funding entities designated as terrorist groups by the USA government. Read More »

Trump's Newest Strategy to Undermine Investigation: Mueller Can't Be Trusted


If President Trump has "no intention" of firing special counsel Robert Mueller , as the White House insisted last week , he sure has a amusing way of showing it. He was asked to address Thursday's revelation that he had, in fact, been full of shit (evergreen statement) when he intimated he had recorded conversations with former FBI director James Comey before firing him because of the ongoing Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Putin Accuses US Of Meddling Abroad, Hopes For Better Russia Ties


Asked about prospects for improving U. "I have no doubt that we will work together and this work will be effective and beneficial for the Chinese and Russian people as well as the global economy". Putin has argued the Russian ambassador did nothing wrong as it is his job "to meet with people". Russian President Vladimir Putin offered former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey asylum in Russia on Tuesday, saying Comey was a "human rights activist" who is comparable to ... Read More »

Bodies of missing USS Fitzgerald sailors found in ship's flooded compartments


The Fitzgerald suffered damage on her starboard side above and below the waterline, causing "significant damage" and flooding to two berthing spaces and other areas of the ship, the Navy said. The skipper, who was injured in the head and airlifted to shore, was also in his room resting, Aucoin said, adding that he was lucky to have survived. Read More »

Karen Handel victory in Georgia feted by Republicans

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Salem) told reporters on Capitol Hill yesterday, though he stopped short of explicitly calling for Pelosi's ouster. The frustrated Democrats met in Rice's office a day earlier to discuss their options as they face long odds of knocking out the woman who has led the Democratic caucus for almost 15 years from minority to majority and back, raised tens of millions of dollars and has had multiple legislative successes. Read More »

Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria


A pro-Damascus commander said Tehran and Washington were drawing "red lines". Iran is supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with ground forces and advisors in coordination with Russian Federation. The missiles flew over Iraq before striking eastern Syria . Tasnim quoted a statement made by the IRGC public relations office Sunday as saying: "a number of mid-range ground-to-ground missiles were fired from the IRGC aerospace force's bases in Iran's ... Read More »

If Russia meddled in our election, why didn't Obama stop it?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also warned the administration that "he would consider any effort by the White House to challenge the Russians publicly an act of partisan politics". I don't know why we have to continue debating this. "To have the number of states that were hacked into or attempted to be hacked into still kept secret is just insane in my mind". Read More »

Israel starts work on new 'Illegal' settlements amid United States peace push

Netanyahu told Jared Kushner that 'this is a flawless opportunity to pursue our common goals (between Tel Aviv and Washington) for security, prosperity and peace, ' the Israeli PM told the U.S. Neither Israeli nor USA officials would provide details on the discussions and there are no plans for media-shy Kushner to take questions from reporters. Read More »

Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states

In a separate statement , Paul said he would vote against the bill "in its current form, but I remain open to negotiation". "This bill ... is not the answer". But the 142-page draft would allow states to drop several benefits which are now mandated, such as maternity care and hospital services, and would also abolish the requirement for most Americans to have health insurance. Read More »

Silicon Valley's Secret, and Not-So-Secret Trump Supporters

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in an American Technology Council roundtable, accompanied by Tim Cook , CEO of Apple (L) and Satya Nadella CEO of Microsoft Corporation. Cook brought up the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, a controversial Obama-era program that allows children who entered the country illegally to stay in the USA, according to The New York Times' Maggie Haberman. Read More »

Britain Kicks Off Brexit Talks With European Union

Tusk said leaders were all deeply concerned by the issue and agreed that if social media companies could not help prevent online radicalisation and hate-crime, then they were ready to introduce legislation to make them do so. "Who knows? You may say I am a dreamer, but I am not the only one", the former Polish premier added with a broad smile, quoting Lennon's iconic song. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi: 'I'm worth the trouble.' Conservatives agree


Ossoff almost won the open race outright in April with 48 percent of the vote, but he wasn't able to improve on that and Handel won Tuesday's run-off by almost 4 points. They are "great" Republican fund raisers! From the local perspective, though, the election wasn't so closely tied to the controversial commander in chief. Read More »

Little room to manoeuvre as May reshuffles Cabinet


Gove makes his return to politics after putting his name into the ring for prime minister previous year after the Brexit vote. Gove's track-record on climate change isn't the best. The return to the Cabinet of Mr Gove will be seen as an attempt to head off any challenge from the Brexiteer wing of the party. The government should "proceed with the maximum possible consensus", he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme, and "make sure that Remainers' concerns are part of our conversation". Read More »

Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in North Korea

A series of atomic tests and missile launches since past year have ratcheted up tensions on the Korean peninsula, and Warmbier's death has further strained relations between Pyongyang and Washington. Of the 100,000 foreigners who visited North Korea in 2016, slightly more than 1 percent were American (most were Chinese). The spokesman said it was a "mystery" as to why Warmbier died days after returning home, but compared his death to the case of another American detainee, Evan Hunziker. Read More »