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Puerto Rico Votes In Favor Of Becoming A State


Governor Ricardo Rossello, right, and Congresswoman representing Puerto Rico Jennifer Gonzalez celebrate the results of a referendum on the status of the island, at the New Progressive Party headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, June 11, 2017. Read More »

Trump's Paris Pull Out Dodges UN Driven Legal Bullet

In remarks during the two days of talks and at their conclusion, some leaders vowed to continue with climate action despite the USA stance. Mr Galletti later said differences between the United States and other leading economies over climate change remain wide and look to stay that way. Read More »

Trump Slams Obama for Not Stopping Russia From Meddling With Election


Oklahoma election officials met with the Department of Homeland Security past year to go over an array of cybersecurity options, Dean said. Priestap would not name the states or say which systems lost data, saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to preserve confidential relationships with state and local election officials. Read More »

Eid Al Fitr 2017 India moon sighting

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly rejected a request from his department's office of religion and global affairs to hold a Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr) event. Canberra's Muslims have celebrated the end of Ramadan . Eid-al-Fitr depends on the sighting of the moon and its celebration varies in different countries. Read More »

Seven US soldiers wounded by Afghan soldier


Taliban fighters stormed a major police base in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least five officers, residents and officials said. The Taliban group claimed responsibility behind the attack. Araam added that the soldiers returned fire and killed the attacker. "A source told Al Jazeera that the attack happened at the end of a training exercise", he said. Read More »

Another North Korean defects to the South


Moon made the comments during the opening ceremony of the world taekwondo championships in the South Korean town of Muju, where a North Korean delegation led by International Olympic Committee member Chang Ung was also present. The United States has tried for years to discourage South Korea from developing longer-range ballistic missiles in keeping with the Missile Technology Control Regime, a voluntary worldwide arms-control pact. Read More »

Syria : Iran says its missiles into country hit IS targets


He said it took just 11 days for IRGC forces to pinpoint the command and planning posts used to spearhead the Tehran terror attacks, most of which lied in Deir Ezzor. The attack earlier this month was the first on its soil by ISIS and it has vowed to retaliate accordingly. The White House has not commented on Iran's missile attacks inside Syria . Read More »

43 arrested protesting Medicaid cuts


In one video , a protester can be heard yelling, "My child is going to die and my family is going to die, and they don't give a damn about it". Capitol police say some of the activists had removed themselves from their wheelchairs and laid themselves on the floor. Read More »

Saudi Arabia, other Gulf countries declare Sunday start of Eid al-Fitr

It closes the month of Ramadan , during which observing Muslims would abstain from food, water and immoral acts from dawn until dusk. Also, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Sunday expressed his heartiest greetings to the people of West Bengal on the eve of the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Read More »

WI gov confident districts will survive review


A Supreme Court ruling faulting the Wisconsin redistricting plan could have far-reaching consequences for the redrawing of electoral districts due after the 2020 USA census. The redistricting process in Wisconsin also had support from outside conservative groups. The four more liberal justices, named to the court by Democrats , would have let the new line-drawing proceed even as the court considers the issue. Read More »

Stabenow Speaks Out Against GOP's Latest Health Care Bill

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the U.S. House and now with the Senate takes a budget ax to Medicaid . And that amount is going to go up every year slightly, but in the Senate bill would be based on just regular inflation, whereas medical inflation has always been faster. Read More »

Netanyahu describes Modi's Israel visit as 'very significant'

In this context, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with President Donald Trump here will be crucial for the immediate future of India-US ties under their leadership. With Trump asking allies to shoulder more military costs, Brookings' Jaishankar suggests Modi could signal New Delhi "is willing to play a bigger security burden in its neighborhood and the Indian Ocean and is not dependent on US security guarantees". Read More »

Dennis Rodman Thinks He Helped Broker Otto Warmbier's Release


But it's unclear how he came to be in that state. Two months later, he was found guilty of committing "hostile acts" against the North Korean regime and sentenced to 15 years' hard labor in a trial that reportedly lasted about an hour. " Dennis Rodman had nothing to do with Otto returning to the United States", said Warmbier's father in a statement to ABC News . The spokesman also said Mr. Read More »

Russian navy launches missile strikes at ISIS targets In Syria

Damascus and its allies consider all opposition forces against the Assad regime as terrorist groups. The missiles come amid tensions following Sunday's rare air-to-air encounter between a Syrian Su-22 fighter and two US Navy Super Hornets in the skies over Syria, the first time a US warplane has downed a manned aircraft since 1999. Read More »

Albanian Muslim's pray for Eid on Tirana's new square

May this holy month of Ramadan chase away the depression and misery that is getting the best out of you. Palestinians in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip attended Eid al-Fitr prayers on Sunday, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan . Read More »

Eid-ul-Fitr 2017: Muslims gear up for the big festival

Monday June 26, 2017. It is expected to begin on the evening of 25 June and end on the evening of 26 June. Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair has felicitated the countrymen on the occasion of the Eid ul Fitr . "We're all overwhelmed that so many people from different faiths and from across the world have travelled to Birmingham for this year's Celebrate Eid". Read More »

Erdogan says Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law'

The bloc of Arab states that imposed the sanctions on Qatar accuse it of funding terrorism, fomenting regional unrest and drawing too close to terror state sponsors, like Iran. But the policy has also incensed conservative Arab peers over its alleged support for Islamists they regard as mortal threats to their dynastic rule. Read More »

Times of Israel: Iran Missile Strike Missed Target

The drone, roughly the size of a U.S. Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, was armed and within range of striking U.S. -led coalition troops and their Syrian allies, a U.S. Moscow said it would treat US -led coalition aircraft flying west of the River Euphrates in Syria as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft. Read More »

After string of defeats, Democrats rudderless in Trump era


Since 1990, she's raised more than $9.2 million for party candidates, including $739,000 in the 2016 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks contributions from candidate committees and affiliated PACs. And I'm mad at Trump, but I'm madder at the Democrats for letting him get in. When it comes to her detractors, Pelosi said "my decision about how long I stay is not up to them". Read More »

Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 148

The driver of the tanker lost control while travelling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore , the Punjab province capital. He said the death toll was likely to rise. "I could hear people screaming but I couldn't get to them", he said. "The fire moved so fast", he said. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif , who is now on a private trip overseas, expressed shock and deep sorrows over the tragedy and instructed relevant departments to give the best possible medical treatment ... Read More »

Newt Gingrich: Mueller Russia Investigation a 'Rigged Game'


Federal regulation states that the termination of a special counsel would have to come from the attorney general's office. Rosenstein said he was also unaware of any "secret plan" to get rid of Mueller. Graham also asked him if it would be a disqualifier to have worked for Hillary Clinton, who ran against President Donald Trump in the election and was a subject of a separate Justice Department investigation into her email practices. Read More »

People Are Believed Dead In London's Grenfell Tower Apartment Fire


Cundy said the search and recovery operation was ongoing in the burnt-out 24-storey tower, which was built in 1974 and had received a major refurbishment that was completed previous year. 79 people have been confirmed dead in the fire. The photos, captured by a specialist police recovery team, show flats where everyone has been accounted for. Read More »

Darjeeling tense but incident-free; 12-hr Eid relaxation for Muslims


Vehicles were also off the roads. Earlier in a similar development, GJM leader Binay Tamang on Wednesday gave all the schools in Darjeeling a window of 12 hours to evacuate the students. In a video message last night, Gurung had urged people to hit the streets, but also cautioned them that leaders from other parties might "try to betray" the Gorkhaland agitation. Read More »

Moon watches test of Korea's longest rocket


The statement published via Kim's mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun added: "At a time when the USA imperialists' nuclear strike means stage nuclear war drills one after another in south Korea to attack the DPRK, the United States infiltrated the pirate ship flagged with the Stars and Stripes deep into the economic waters of the DPRK for undisguised espionage act. Read More »

AP analysis indicates Idaho district lines favor Republicans


AP found a decided advantage for Republicans, including a slight one in CT. In the first decade of the 2000s, about 40 percent of Missouri House races lacked major-party opponents. Under the 2011 map, Republicans now fill 13 of Pennsylvania's 18 seats in the U.S. House - or 72 percent - despite winning 54 percent of the statewide congressional vote in 2016. Read More »

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; says Turkish troops will stay in Qatar

The U.S. State Department did not comment on the list of demands on June 23, but the White House appeared to distance itself from the dispute, calling it a "family issue" that should be sorted out among the Arab states. The Turkish president also repeated an offer to Saudi Arabia to build a military base in the kingdom, similar to that built in neighbouring Qatar. Speaking outside a mosque in Instanbul, he said: "We approve and appreciate the attitude of Qatar against the list of 13 demands". Read More »

US lawmakers urge Trump to press India's Modi on trade, investment

PM Modi has left for the USA for his first meeting with President Trump after concluding his brief visit to Portugal . "The meeting between the two leaders is very significant, obviously, because the new administration's policies towards Asia and particularly India , are not very clear", said Sujit Datta, foreign policy specialist at New Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University. Read More »

Opposition a divided house over Presidential election: BJP


This was the intent of wider consultations with Opposition parties. Following the announcement, Prime Minister Modi reached out to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Dr. With the kind of majority NDA has, there is little doubt in Kovind becoming the next President. "When the Congress had the opportunity to elect a Dalit President when they were in power, did they not find Meira Kumar suitable?" "We will take a final call only after the June 22 meeting", party MP ... Read More »

Nevada Senator Opposes Healthcare Bill, Now The 5th Republican


Trump's optimism runs counter to the public opposition of five Republican senators so far to the Senate GOP plan that would scuttle much of former President Barack Obama's health law. And, if the Senate bill strips as many people's insurance as the House bill was projected to ― the CBO still has not yet scored the Senate bill, which was remained a secret up until this week ― it could mean a total of approximately 217,000 additional deaths over the next ten years. Read More »

London man died after mosque attack with "multiple injuries"


It still hasn't really sunk in", reports the BBC . "We are devastated for the families". Mr Osborne said his uncle was "not a racist" and said he had never expressed any racist views. Security Minister Ben Wallace said the man was not known to the security services and police said they believed he was acting alone. He said: "But I did particularly want to bring a message from the Queen on this particular occasion". Read More »