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United States warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky


The Russian diplomat said earlier on Thursday that Russia considered the downing of the Syrian Air Force Su-22 warplane by the US-led coalition as a flagrant violation of the worldwide law, the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, which required a thorough investigation. Read More »

Trump, Modi exchange hugs during Rose Garden statements


The US and India look forward to working together on advanced defence equipment and technology at a level commensurate with that of America's closest allies and partners, said a joint statement issued after the India US Summit at the White House. Read More »

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emmanuel Macron in 'green future' video selfie


Government spokesman Christophe Castaner said on Sunday Macron was considering convening such a joint session, a rare procedure, although it remained unclear for what goal. The ceremony comes weeks after US President Donald Trump announced that he would pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement. "And one man can't go back in time". Read More »

Teen's bungee jump death caused by poor English skills


In 2015, El Pais reported: "Witnesses say she probably misunderstood the warning not to jump given by one of the monitors of the group, who was adjusting her harness at the time she plunged around 32 meters off the bridge into a river bed". Read More »

Why should caste be an issue in Presidential election: Meira Kumar


Asked about caste bias within opposition parties with Mayawati saying she would support only if a popular Dalit candidate was chosen, Kumar said: "This is the election to the highest position in the land". "She should not make such comments", Harris said. However, no one launched a direct attack on rival presidential candidates until Sunday, when Cabinet minister Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter and criticised Meira Kumar for her earlier actions as a speaker. Read More »

22m Americans to lose cover in Senate healthcare bill

The CBO reports that the Senate bill will save $202 billion more than the House's AHCA. In later years, reduced spending on Medicaid and shrinking subsidies to help people buy coverage in the individual market would cause more people to drop out of the market. Read More »

Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered


According to the Associated Press, President Donald Trump is hailing Monday's Supreme Court decision on his controversial travel ban as a "clear victory for our national security". Eventually, two federal appeals courts upheld injunctions against the bans. Trump's revised executive order, issued in March, limited travel from six mostly Muslim countries for 90 days and suspended the nation's refugee program for 120 days. Read More »

What the Supreme Court's travel ban ruling means

The court will hear full arguments in the legal challenges to the travel ban in October. After successive rulings by numerous federal courts against President Trump's controversial travel ban , the U.S. That will not be the case after the Supreme Court's decision. Trump has legitimate cause to look closely at how the USA screens travelers and refugees to determine whether the system keeps the country safe or has deficiencies. Read More »

Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured


Ron Johnson, who accused top Republicans of trying to jam the legislation through the Senate . Eventually, the Senate bill could have even more far-reaching effects than the CBO forecast shows. Minutes after the report's release, three GOP senators threatened to oppose a pivotal vote on the proposal this week, enough to sink it unless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., can win over some of them or other GOP critics. Read More »

Trump hosts 'true friend' Modi for first one-on-one

The meeting is the first between the leaders of the world's two largest democracies. "Important strategic issues to discuss with a true friend!", tweeted Trump on Sunday. Trump's goal of reducing America's trade deficit could soon place India - which has a $24 billion trade surplus with the US - in the crosshairs. Meanwhile, Indian officials reject suggestions that Modi's "Make in India" platform is protectionist and complain about the USA regulatory process for generic pharmaceuticals ... Read More »

Here's how to watch the Congressional Baseball Game


Steve Scalise , R-La., who remains in critical condition . "It's been - he's in some trouble, but he is a great fighter and he is going to be okay, we hope", he said at a White House event. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said. After medical personnel arrived, he said he retrieved Scalise's phone and made the first call to Scalise's wife to notify her of the shooting . Read More »

Backed Syrian groups take Raqqa district from Islamic State

Describing American reassurances to Turkey that the USA will take back weapons given to the Syrian Kurds after the IS fight, Mattis said it depends on when or where the next mission is. The U.S. also considers the PKK a terrorist organization, and has vowed it would never provide weapons to that group. The initial weapons deliveries began at the end of May, and the Pentagon said they included small arms and ammunition. Read More »

More Cosby jurors speak out


On those two charges, the juror alleged, the two holdouts who believed Cosby was not guilty were "not moving, no matter what". The juror who spoke to ABC said emotions were high as deliberations wore on in a cramped back room. Cosby said the encounter with Andrea Constand , a former Temple University employee, was consensual. "When you ask for help on your resume, on your resignation letter, which she did, and he, Mr. Read More »

Liverpool Schedule 2017-18: Premier League Fixtures Released


TOWN have been handed an opening-day trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace in their first-ever Premier League assignment on the weekend beginning August 12. Arsenal , whose manager Arsene Wenger will be firmly in the sights of the disgruntled Gunners fans who didn't wanted him to sign a new contract, face a tricky trip to Chelsea the weekend after. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing American detainee


Sue Mi Terry, a senior research scholar at Columbia University who served as a senior analyst on North Korea for the Central Intelligence Agency from 2001 to 2008, said the North Koreans can see American hostages as a "bargaining chip". The front of the funeral program included a quote from Warmbier's 2013 graduation speech: "This is our season finale". "Although Warmbier was a criminal who committed a hostile act against the DPRK, we accepted the repeated requests of the present U.S. Read More »

"Tumultuous divorce" led man to murder his own 5-year-old son


Investigators would not reveal what new evidence led them to suspect the boy's father, but they believe Andressian senior killed his son in the early morning hours of April 21 after the boy left Disneyland. Authorities eventually gathered enough circumstantial evidence to charge the father with suspicion of murder and promptly picked him up on Friday. FILE - In this Thursday, May 18, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles County Sheriff and South Pasadena Police departments search a drain in the ... Read More »

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza


The rocket, which was sacked a few hours before the strikes , landed in an open area close to Israeli border communities without causing any injuries. Gaza , which is home to 1.8 million Palestinians, has been under Israeli siege sine 2006. The Hamas movement issued a statement denying responsibility for the rocket, but the IDF announcement stated that "by virtue of being the sovereign in the Gaza Strip, the terrorist organization Hamas is responsible for any attempt to harm the ... Read More »

Search for visiting Chinese scholar is agency priority


The 26-year-old disappeared from the University of IL on June 9th in what authorities have labeled a kidnapping. The bureau has called the case an "agency priority", and they are offering a significant reward for information in the case. Ronggao Zhang also made a new deal with the person who kidnapped his daughter. " Ying, be strong, Dad is waiting for you here ". She arrived at U of I in April and is in the natural resources and environmental sciences department. Read More »

Thousands join India's Modi, hit the mat for International Yoga Day


As the first rays of the Wednesday Sun streamed over Ahmedabad, thousands were already up and about, warming up to own the International Yoga Day . Across all Indian states lawmakers, top officials along with hundreds of people, mostly young, stretched their bodies to perform Yoga to mark the third worldwide Yoga Day. Read More »

Qatar can't meet Saudi demands: Tillerson

Corker's withdrawal of consent effectively blocks any further weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), though it is unclear from his letter whether Egypt is similarly affected. The standoff in the Gulf has exposed rifts in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump . "The siege cannot be subject to restrictions or conditions because it is in contravention of global agreements and human rights conventions", it said. Read More »

Trump and Modi hold first talks at White House

Speaking in the Rose Garden after their talks, Trump said: "Both our nations have been struck by the evils of terrorism, and we are both determined to destroy terrorist organizations and the radical ideology that drives them". Some viewers claim they saw President Trump nearly grimace as Modi hugged him again and again. Both leaders expressed concern over rising instability in Afghanistan and agreed to strengthen coordination for ensuring peace in the war-torn country. Read More »

Fleetwood: 'Pictured winning the US Open a lot'


And the former Ryder Cup player then made it five birdies in succession - just one short of the US Open record equalled by Adam Hadwin on Thursday - by picking up shots on the first, second and third. Major champions Bubba Watson , Jimmy Walker , Charl Schwartzel and Jason Dufner also missed. England's Danny Willett , after a nine-over-par round of 81 yesterday, withdrew from the tournament early with a back complaint. Read More »

State elections in India delayed Modi's visit to USA, says Trump

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi , on the second day of visit to the United States, sat down for delegation-level talks with U.S. Beyond defense sales, however, the conversational landscape is bleak. Economic matters are prickly, too. Trump's proposed overhaul of a US visa program used by thousands of Indian software engineers to work in the United States also has caused concern in New Delhi . Read More »

We just really want to be the Obamas on holiday in Bali


Instead, Barack , Michelle , Malia , and Sasha put their protective bright yellow hats on and went white water rafting down the Ayung River. Regardless of the contents of his speech, the people of Indonesia already appear happy that the entire Obama family was able to make the trip. Read More »

Ivanka accepts Modi's invitation to visit India

The two countries will also mark 70 years of diplomatic relations with each other. Trade, however, remains an irritant, and on Saturday, leading USA congressmen complained in a letter to Trump that high-level engagement had failed to eliminate major barriers to US imports and investment and had not deterred India from imposing new ones. Read More »

Driver smashes vehicle into Muslims in Newcastle, UK

Crowds gather round the vehicle in Newcastle , northeast England. London [U.K.], June 26: At least six people, including three children were injured after a auto crashed into a crowd of Muslims, who were leaving Eid prayers outside a sports centre in England's New Castle. Read More »

Tillerson skips OAS meeting to focus on Gulf crisis

Last week, Qatar's foreign minister said the country was not prepared to reverse its foreign policy. Last week Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked that the nations in the anti-Qatari effort "ease the blockade against Qatar" and requested that Doha be "responsive" to its neighbours' concerns over terror financing. Read More »

Hackers reportedly altered and stole voting data before 2016 election


Intelligence agencies have concluded hackers stole information from the phishing operation and provided it to WikiLeaks seeking to impact the USA presidential election. "The big issue, and let's not lose sight of it, the big issue is the cyber intrusions on our democracy a year ago and how to prevent that from happening in the future for the sake of our democracy", Johnson added. Read More »

Kevin Bacon Says Tremors Series Is Moving To Syfy


Here's how Deadline sums up the story for the reboot: "The killer Graboid worms that almost destroyed Perfection, NV, 25 years ago are back, and the town's only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon), who beat them once". I just got to thinking, 'Where would this guy end up after 25 years?' " said Bacon in a statement released with the announcement. Should " Tremors " be greenlit, it would mark Bacon's second current TV show, joining his starring role on Amazon's " I Love Dick ". Read More »

Murkiness follows Supreme Court's action on travel ban

In EO-2, President Trump determined that the temporary travel ban of nationals from these six countries was necessary to ensure that risky individuals did not enter the United States while the United States developed "adequate standards" for applicants who are seeking visas to enter the United States. Read More »

USA to announce travel ban for North Korea?


When Yun finally laid eyes on the comatose Warmbier in a North Korean hospital, it was the first time the us could verify his condition in person since his sentencing more than a year earlier, the State Department said . They started in Norway, playing the role of neutral third party, and moved to NY, where North Korean diplomats are accredited at the United Nations. Mr. Read More »