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White House Issues Warning to Syria, Surprising Many in the US Government

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Press secretary Sean Spicer issued a statement Monday night saying the USA has "potential" evidence the Assad regime is preparing another chemical attack like the one that took place in early April. "We are here to protect the United States and its citizens to make sure that weapons of mass destruction are not used against civilians or do not spread into the hands of non-state actors". Read More »

Building and fire safety group meets

As a result of the 100% failure rate, she said local authorities "should not wait for test results" and should instead "get on with the job of fire safety tests" on all at-risk buildings. May's spokesman said it was not known if any other buildings would need to be evacuated as there was a "particular set of circumstances" in Camden, where inspections also found hundreds of fire doors were missing. Read More »

Modi warn Pakistan over terrorism

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With the Trump administration undertaking a review of the H-1B visa, the most sought-after by Indian IT professionals, the issue had taken centre stage ahead of Modi's U.S. The trade between the two countries went up to 115 billion USA dollars in 2016 and to take it to 500 billion US dollars is one of the targets of the Indian government. Read More »

European court refuses to intervene over sick British baby

Parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates and baby Charlie. Chris Gard and Connie Yates wanted doctors to use artificial means to keep alive 10-month-old Charlie Gard , who suffers from a rare genetic condition, until they can take him to the US for the experimental therapy. Read More »

Six face charges over Hillsborough football stadium disaster

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Aspinall said her thoughts on Wednesday would be with family members who had died in the 28 years since the disaster. British Prime Minister Theresa May said the day would be one of "mixed emotions" for the families of the victims who were informed of the decision this morning. Read More »

India, US vow to strengthen economic ties, resolve differences

These energy contracts "are being negotiated and we will sign - trying to get the price up a little bit", Trump said. The meeting between the two pioneers came hours after the US State Department announced Syed Salahuddin, head of Kashmiri aggressor amass Hizbul Mujahideen, as a "worldwide psychological oppressor". Read More »

Angela Merkel U-turns on same-sex marriage

Speaking at an event organised by women's magazine Brigitte , the German chancellor said she felt aggrieved that the gay marriage debate was mainly carried out along party lines and that she hoped the discussion would be "headed towards a conscience vote ". Read More »

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

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Russia's Rosneft energy company also reported being hit, as did shipping company AP Moller-Maersk, which said every branch of its business was affected. SingCert said Petya is distributed via spam emails that contain "booby-trapped" Microsoft Office documents, which once opened, will download and run the Petya installer and execute the SMB worm to spread to other computers. Read More »

Sena announces support to Kovind

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BJP's National Vice President Shyam Jaju told ANI that "today the Opposition seems a divided house as many opposition parties have extended support to Ram Nath Kovind". If sources are to be believed, DMK's M Kanimozhi has made a round of phone calls to senior leaders across parties, saying it will be hard for the DMK to oppose a Dalit. Read More »

China's navy puts latest-generation destroyer in the water

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It is equipped with new air defence, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons, reports Xinhua news agency. According to the Washington-based Center for Naval Analysis, China's PLA is estimated to have a total of 265 to 273 warships, submarines and logistics vessels by 2020, AP reported. Read More »

Love Island contestants 'made to take STI tests to avoid spreading infections'

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This comes as The Mirror reported a major Love Island bombshell was coming yesterday, in the shape of the current girls and boys being put in separate houses as "the ultimate challenge". After some of the housemates questioned whether Jonny's affections for his partner Camilla were genuine, the pair risked being sent home from the villa in Monday's shock double dumping. Read More »

Trump confidant to appear before House committee

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Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta , on Tuesday appeared before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which has begun interviewing witnesses in its probe of how Russian Federation may have influenced the 2016 election.Committee members declined to comment on the discussion to reporters as they left the panel's secure hearing room. Read More »

South Korea urges North to end weapons development

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There have been misgivings about the first tete-a-tete between Moon and Trump, who is pushing for tougher sanctions against Pyongyang to curb its nuclear ambitions and whose administration has said military action was a possibility. Prior to the election, Moon told reporters that the U.S. will need to consult with South Korea before it takes confrontational measures, and that " South Korea should be the owner of North Korean issues and take the lead in dealing with them", signifying a ... Read More »

Susan Collins: Trump hasn't learned how to work with Congress

Earlier Tuesday, Collins took a dig at the President, suggesting Trump's lack of political experience is partly to blame for the GOP's struggles to pass the legislation . The Senate legislation was designed as an amended version of a draft passed in the House of Representatives last month, so as not to pull the rug out from under the millions of Americans who were able to get health insurance under Obamacare. Read More »

McConnell on Trump Healthcare Meeting: 'We Made Good Progress'

McConnell says Republicans must come up with a solution because that's why the American people elected them. Republican defections increased after Congress's budget referee said on Monday the measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than Mr Obama's 2010 statute. Read More »

Euro rallies, weak dollar lifts oil

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The Canadian dollar strengthened against its USA counterpart on Monday as oil prices rose, while softer-than-expected US data weighed on the greenback. The Fed's Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to take part in a discussion in London later on Tuesday. South Korea's Kospi shed 0.4 percent to 2,382.56. The yield on the benchmark 10-year JGB rose 1.0 basis point to 0.055 percent, though it is still in its narrow trading range between 0.045 and 0.060 percent over the past few weeks. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire: May calls for investigation on cladding

The fire , which left 79 dead or missing presumed dead, spread rapidly through the London tower block, which has been blamed by experts on its flammable outside cladding. Scotland Yard on Tuesday named Isaac Paulous , releasing a statement from his family that read: "We will all miss our kind, energetic, generous little boy". Read More »

Polling Shows Nancy Pelosi 'Toxic' in Districts Democrats Hoping to Flip

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is not messing around when it comes to what she thinks the human cost of President Donald Trump and the GOP's new health care bill will be. Time and again, Handel told voters, "He's not one of us". Pelosi urged audiences that, instead of replacing Obamacare entirely, lawmakers should put their energy into revising health care laws that already exist. Read More »

Will the Trump Rally Die in the Senate?

The plan from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was to have a final vote on a GOP health bill by this Friday at the latest. A GOP rebellion left them lacking enough votes to even begin debating the legislation on Tuesday June 27. Ron Johnson , R-Wis., walks through a group of reporters after Republicans released their long-awaited bill to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act at the Capitol in Washington . Read More »

Rights group cites Supreme Court in Louisiana abortion suit

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Both are high priorities for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, whose vote in this matter will probably be key. Mike Farris of Alliance Defending Freedom says the Trinity Lutheran case is one of the most important freedom of religion court battles in the last 20 years. Read More »

Senate Votes to Impose New Sanctions on Russian Federation, 97-2

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Republican Senators Mike Lee and Rand Paul voted against the amendment. But this new agreement would make it more hard for Trump to do that. Senate Democrats expressed concerns to Politico that the extremely busy news cycle related to the investigations surrounding Russian Federation and Trump may ironically allow the administration to block or stall this legislation created to punish Russian Federation. Read More »

Syria Frees 672 Prisoners to Boost Reconciliation Process

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Since the war began in 2011, it has killed hundreds of thousands, driven millions more from their homes, sparked a global refugee crisis and drawn in regional and world powers. Ibrahim Barakeh, 64, from Al Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, said he had been in jail for 16 months on a charge of funding terrorists. In March, U.S. Read More »

Vehicle bomb hits bank in Kabul, killing 29

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The call comes a day after a truck bomb attack on a bank in Helmand province in which 34 people were killed , according to Afghan officials. The Taliban Movement claimed responsibility for the attack . Ambulances and private cars ferried the victims to hospitals. Intense fighting past year forced thousands of people to flee to Lashkar Gah from neighbouring districts. Read More »

MI airport stabbing an 'act of terror'

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Ftouhi allegedly went into a public restroom, then dropped his bags and "came out, pulled out a knife, yelled " Allahu Akbar " and stabbed Lt. Neville in the neck", Gelios said . Police in Canada were searching a Montreal apartment. CTV Montreal confirmed that the operation was connected with Ftouhi's arrest. Local televsion footage showed three people, their faces concealed by blankets, being led away by Canadian gendarmes and provincial police officers. Read More »

Three days to go: Five things to know as you welcome GST

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This means Australian customers will be charged as much as AU$18 per month for its top-tier service. It's understood the changes affect anyone signing up from today, while existing subscribers will be given a 30-day notice from Thursday - although the SMH reported that USA subscribers in the past had been given as long as 24 months after "a backlash". Read More »

'Arrogant' Trump sees United States image plummet worldwide

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Trust in the American president plummeted most in some of the United States' closest allies in Europe and Asia, as well as in the countries it borders, Canada and Mexico. By comparison, Sweden had a 93 percent confidence rating in the United States under Obama, and a 10 percent rating under Trump. Paris: Donald Trump has been United States president for less than six months but it's been enough time to send opinions of American leadership plunging. Read More »

Pope Francis Warns of Anti-Christian Prosecution in Modern Times

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Too often, he added, we speak badly of our neighbour, "our tongues wag too much" instead of following the order that God gave to "our father" Abraham as a lesson for life. "To defeat evil one can not use evil methods", Francis said, adding that the only weapons at the Christian's disposal are caution and sometimes shrewdness. Read More »

New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks

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It's believed the issue has filtered down to Cadbury from their parent company Mondelz International, who were the original target of this arm of the attack. The White House National Security Council said in a statement there was now no risk to public safety. They say that the cyber attack on the country is not a coincidence because June 28 is Ukraine's Constitution Day. Read More »

Facing revolt on healthcare bill, Senate Republicans delay vote

McConnell said that Trump has been involved in the process in the last week, and said that Trump's involvement would be especially helpful as Republicans embark on a final push to secure enough votes for the bill's passage. The Congressional Budget Office ( CBO ) analysis suggested some ammunition Republican leaders could use, saying the Senate bill would cut federal deficits by 202 billion dollars more over the coming decade than the version the House approved in May. Read More »

Trump urges Modi to open up Indian markets for U.S. goods

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While there were no major announcements, Trump's administration confirmed it had given the green light to the $366 million sale of a transport carrier to India , along with a separate purchase of around 20 drones. We have always demanded that he should be declared a global terrorist. "Eliminating terrorism is among the topmost priorities for us". Asserting that ties between India and Netherlands are very old, PM Modi said that the bilateral relations between both sides are very ... Read More »

Israeli media calls Narendra Modi as world's most important PM

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have also vowed to eliminate safe havens for terrorists. It has been said that amid the handshakes and awkward hugs , Modi failed to raise two significant issues with the American president, namely, the restriction of the H1B visas and climate change. Read More »