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Sena slams BJP on situation in J&K, WB

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Thackeray had said that his party will not back Kovind if his candidature is aimed at garnering Dalit votes. The entire Opposition is up in arms against the Centre after the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) announced Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's nominee for the upcoming presidential elections . Read More »

Lakhs of Devotees Throng to Puri to Celebrate Rath Yatra

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Three new and splendid chariots are constructed to escort Lord Jagannath , his brother Lord Balbhadra and his sister Subhadra from the 78-feet-high magnificent shrine located on three acres of land that was once was the premises of the Emami Paper Mills. Read More »

Trump says Comey-Mueller friendship 'bothersome'

President Donald Trump says Republicans benefit as long as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi remains in power. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had not halted the FBI's probe into alleged Russian intervention in the 2016 U.S. Read More »

Donald Trump : China's efforts on N Korea not worked out

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The meeting of top US and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs was held a day after President Donald Trump said China's efforts to use its leverage with Pyongyang had failed, raising fresh doubts about his administration's strategy for countering the threat from North Korea . Read More »

Key Tory manifesto bills missing from Queen's Speech, with focus on Brexit

Securing the "best possible deal" for the United Kingdom as it exits the European Union has been identified as the top priority for the government over the course of the, with Brexit negotiations having begun on Monday. Minority governments are a rare occurrence in British parliamentary politics where the electoral system usually produces a governing majority. She said her government would seek "to build the widest possible consensus on the country's future outside the European Union", amid ... Read More »

Five hurt as auto strikes pedestrians outside Newcastle sports centre

An eight-year-old boy is said to have been critically injured in the crash on Sunday morning, the BBC reports . "Police have arrested a 42-year-old woman who is now in police custody". "It caused a lot of panic; everyone was screaming when it happened, it wasn't the best of experiences". "We have taken six people - three children and three adults - to the RVI". Read More »

Senate health care bill is unconsicionable

Many supporters-like Pennsylvania's Republican US Senator Pat Toomey-say they don't think that will necessarily change Medicaid coverage drastically. The measure also does away with waivers that would allow insurance companies to raise premiums on people with pre-existing conditions. A fourth said he anxious the process was rushed. Read More »

Leo Varadkar set to become Taoiseach

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Speaking on the maintained position of Deputy Simon Harris as Minister for Health, Varadkar said that Harris would be tasked with "bringing forward legislation to allow for a referendum on the eighth amendment in 2018". "It's not something that defines me". Meanwhile the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his congratulations to Mr Varadkar, whose father is a native of India . Read More »

Real Madrid president downplays Ronaldo's exit talk

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Cristiano Ronaldo has made a decision to "reconsider" plans to depart Real Madrid this summer after being won over by reassuring comments from club president Florentino Perez , seemingly ending Manchester United's hopes of re-signing him. Read More »

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

The Senate bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, was revealed one month after the Republican-led House of Representatives passed its version of health care reform, known as the American Health Care Act. "It's going to be very hard to get me to a yes", he said, noting that conservative Republican senators would likely be reluctant to add spending back to the measure. Read More »

House Dem: Pelosi's Time Has 'Come And Gone'

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Speaking with reporters on Capitol Hill two days after Democrat Jon Ossoff's stinging loss in Georgia's 6th District, Pelosi said to her critics: "I think I'm worth the trouble". At a news conference Thursday afternoon, Pelosi defended her leadership against mounting criticism from her own party and attacks from Republicans . Read More »

Otto Warmbier in state of 'unresponsive wakefulness,' doctors say

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Otto Warmbier has a severe neurological injury, doctors say. The team treating him were to deliver a full medical update later in the day. He noted that the North Koreans had refused to let Swedish officials - America's diplomatic intermediaries in that country - visit or contact Otto for more than a year. Read More »

Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over U.S. student who died

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Trump's next step is anyone's guess, but it's clear that the administration is considering what none of his predecessors had dared to do - penalizing the numerous Chinese companies that are violating United Nations sanctions on North Korea and facilitating its nuclear-weapons program. Read More »

Donald Trump could win 2020 presidential election, here's why

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Rogers, Mr. Ossoff turned out to be little more than a "synthetic, millennial Democrat who, despite loud campaigning, really does not have much to say". Tom Price , who was appointed to head the Department of Health and Human Services by President Trump. CORDES: "We need a genuinely new message", wrote Seth Moulton of MA, "A serious jobs plan that reaches all Americans". Read More »

Trump Acknowledges Russian Election 'Meddling' in Tweet Criticizing Obama

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Trump then added the Obama administration " choked " on dealing with the issue, claiming it would "hurt Hillary". 'The CIA gave him information on Russian Federation a long time before the election. The Obama administration responded by issuing a series of warnings to Russian Federation and later approved a package of punitive measures that included economic sanctions . Read More »

Afghanistan declares Sunday first day of Eid-ul-Fitr

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When a new moon appears over Saudi Arabia, the long-anticipated feast will begin. This year, the dinner is open to everyone and represents are more united celebration compared to past years where clubs would hold dinners individually intended for those from specific countries. Read More »

Dean Heller becomes fifth Senate Republican to oppose GOP health care bill

He called the Senate's bill "not a health care bill " but a "massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America". The Senate bill maintains much of the structure of the House's but differs in key ways. It differs with the House version in a few places, such as providing income-based tax credits to give some financial support to people with lower incomes. Read More »

Learning From the Georgia Special Congressional Election

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Ryan described Ossoff as a "great" candidate who simply "couldn't carry the national baggage of the Democratic Party", The Hill reported . Republican ads in Georgia called out minority leader Nancy Pelosi as a rich San Francisco liberal, out of touch with the needs of middle America. Read More »

Senate Healthcare Bill Makes Major Cuts to Medicaid

The bill would also convert Medicaid funding into a per-capita cap program and offer states the option to apply for funding as a block grant. Sandoval said he would do "everything in my power" to make sure those people can maintain the quality of life they now have. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo confident for Confederations Cup final

Portugal would add two more goals in the second half, with Andre Silva scoring in the 80th minute and Nani doing so in the first minute of second-half stoppage time. If Portugal play to their ability, they should win this match and punch a ticket to the semifinal. But Russia kept possession and sent the ball back into the area, where Alexandr Erokhin missed his kick but still had time to lay the ball off for Aleksandr Samedov to net the opener in the 25th minute. Read More »

After visit, Ryan says Scalise is 'doing well'

He entered the hospital in critical condition and has undergone several surgeries. The hospital issued a statement Wednesday saying Rep. Steve Scalise , 51, of Louisiana is "beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation". Read More »

In world's largest refugee camp, youth are drawn to soccer

Refugees were not living in camps but in settlements which were more like proper villages, according to the United Nations chief. On Friday, European nations pledged $140m on top of $95m pledged by the EU on Thursday, but summit organisers say $8bn - is needed to deal with the crisis for the coming four years. Read More »

EU Brexit talks to focus 1st on citizens' rights

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she hopes for a "good agreement" after Brexit talks in which 27 European Union countries will listen carefully to what Britain wants but also defend their own interests. Under the agreed structure talks about trade would follow the earlier tranche of negotiations, not be held in parallel, as previously requested by the UK. Read More »

Iran Missile Strike Missed Target — Times of Israel

Even before that battle is over, however, tensions have risen over control of eastern Syria as Iranian-backed militias, including the Lebanese group Hezbollah , have moved to extend their reach toward areas where the USA -based fighters are also operating. Read More »

Hosting Kushner, Netanyahu Extols Common Goals of Prosperity, Security and Peace

The visit came just after Israel started building its first new settlement in the West Bank in 25 years in defiance of the worldwide law and the latest UN Security Council resolution against the illegal move. The three met in Ramallah Wednesday, after the envoys met with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu . On the other hand, Israeli Newspaper YNET reported that according to Palestinian sources:"The meeting was tense because the Palestinians refused to stop the salaries of the ... Read More »

Thousands of mourners bid farewell to Warmbier

North Korea has accused the USA of conducting a smear campaign against the regime over Otto Warmbier , the American student who was sent home in a coma after 17 months in prison. The spokesman said that Warmbier was provided with proper medical treatment, and questioned why he died so soon after returning to the US. President Donald Trump has also suggested that the Obama administration did not do enough to secure Warmbier's release. Read More »

Putin critic Navalny, eyeing power, organises anti-graft protests

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Rallies in the Far East and Siberia came ahead of a planned march and protest at 1100 GMT in Moscow , which Navalny plans to hold on a central street in defiance of the authorities. Moscow's interior ministry office said around 4,500 people had taken part there. "Detentions increased as police pushed back on the crowd". In central Moscow , where authorities had organized historical re-enactments to celebrate the holiday, there were often surreal scenes as protesters scaled straw huts ... Read More »

Afghan soldier wounds 7 American soldiers

KABUL , Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban stormed a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday after striking it with two suicide auto bombs, killing at least five police, officials said. Insurgent groups like the Taliban and Islamic State have launched a string of attacks across Afghanistan in recent weeks. On June 10, an Afghan army commando killed three US soldiers and wounded another. Read More »

Big Tech tries to butter up Trump again

The Council, which was constituted under an executive order signed on May 1, aims at orienting the President and the federal government's use of technology policies and strategies. Kushner announced that the Trump administration has already succeeded in merging the electronic medical records systems of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. Read More »

Qatar says demands made by four Arab states not 'realistic'

Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu said in Tokyo yesterday his country would continue its mediation efforts to resolve the GCC crisis through dialogue. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged a diplomatic solution, and Washington has been pushing for a clear list of grievances that are "reasonable and actionable". Read More »

Qatar says Saudi-led ultimatum unreasonable

Saudi Arabia and its allies want to resolve their standoff with Qatar through diplomacy and don't seek regime change, the U.A.E. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, said at a press conference in Dubai . "Even though they still didn't come back to us on this, asking Turkey to pull back its troops (from Qatar) is disrespectful against Turkey", he said. Read More »