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Qatar says Saudi-led demands not 'reasonable'

However, Mr Tillerson said the proposals provided a basis for dialogue leading to a solution of the crisis. He urged the sides to continue negotiations by saying that it would be a " productive step ", adding that the USA believes its allies are " stronger when they are working together ". Read More »

Death toll in Pakistan attacks rises 56

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Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban , claimed to be behind the attack. BOMBS targeted civilians and security personnel in Parachinar and Quetta on Friday, leaving at least 54 people dead and over 120 injured. Linking the recent terrorist incidents in Pakistan to the sanctuaries across the border in Afghanistan, the ISPR said security and surveillance of Pak-Afghan border has been enhanced and stringent actions would be taken against illegal border crossings. Read More »

Al-Bashir mediates in Gulf crisis, receives new Saudi crown prince

The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed is one step away from the throne, the young and perspective man has secured a major personal victory, getting this important appointment. "Now some in Saudi Arabia are betting on the support of Donald Trump in order to implement new domestic and foreign policy". At the same time, many others perceive him as a reckless, impulsive royal whose unrealistic ambitions and quest for power could endanger not just the Kingdom but the entire Gulf region. Read More »

Disabled Trumpcare Protesters Dragged Away From McConnell's Office

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Around 60 protesters holding signs bearing anti-AHCA slogans can be heard chanting " Don't Touch Medicaid " as officers drag demonstrators out through the hallway. Alison Barkoff, the director of advocacy for the Center for Public Representation, helped organize the protest. The protesters filled a hallway in one of the Senate office buildings, outside the office of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Read More »

Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban

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Justice Neil Gorsuch , Trump's nominee who was confirmed in April, is taking part in the highest-profile issue yet in his three months on the court. The Murrs' parents transferred both lots to them in 1994 and 1995. Taking all those factors into account, the Murrs "have not been deprived of all economically beneficial use of their property", Kennedy said. Read More »

Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

Croix approved by the state in the 1980s, long after the purchase of both lots. The circuit court found that the Murrs' claim was time-barred because the ordinance had immediate economic effects when it was enacted in the mid-1970s. "Courts must strive for consistency with the central objective of the Takings Clause: to 'bar Government from forcing some people alone to bear public burdens which, in all fairness and justice, should be borne by the public as a whole'". Read More »

16-month-old Brooklyn girl beaten on Father's Day dies

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Police said Taylor texted Nylah's mother on Father's Day and said there was something wrong with the baby. VIDEO: Father arraigned after toddler found beatenShe said the family that never saw this coming, describing little Nylah as a joyful girl whose father, Shaquan Taylor, is behind bars. Read More »

Putin congratulates Russian Muslims on Eid al-Fitr

It was observed this year on May 28 and is likely to end on June 26. Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in his message on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr said that with the consent of Allah Almighty, we had the opportunity to take advantage and benefit from the blessings of the holy month of Ramzan. Read More »

NYT Slaps Democrats With Wet Towel On 2018 Takeover Hopes Post-Ossoff

Pelosi said Democrats continue to fine-tune their economic message to voters, an effort led by Reps. "The issue I think strategically is that Trump energizes their base and Leader Pelosi energizes their base", said Rep. Despite the backlash from some Democrats, Pelosi still has a strong base of support within the party. In the end, it came down to the candidates, and the Republican, Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, had a long track record in Georgia's Sixth Congressional House ... Read More »

Israel freezes plan for mixed prayer at Western Wall

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It set off a cascade of criticism from liberal groups both in Israel and overseas. The recurring pronouncement in these statements was that with this decision, the government had delivered a decisive blow to the crucial relationship between Israel and Diaspora Jewry, particularly US Jewry. Read More »

Protesters at McConnell's office must be heard

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Just prior to the protest , Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law. She says the protesters rely on Medicaid to help them live and she says the health bill amounts to "tax cuts for the wealthy on the backs of people with disabilities ". Read More »

Ron Johnson on GOP health care bill: 'Not a 'yes' yet'

Heller, who faces re-election in 2018 in the Democratic-leaning state, said on Friday: "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans". "I think this is going to be an evolving bill", he explained . McConnell has said he's willing to make changes to win support, and in the week ahead, plenty of back-room bargaining is expected as he tries pushing a final package through the Senate. Read More »

Malan leads England to series win over South Africa

South Africa defeated England by 3 runs in the second T20I at Taunton to level the three-match series 1-1. The result was uncertain until the final delivery after Liam Dawson hit the penultimate ball for four. South Africa captain AB de Villiers: "We let ourselves down in the field with a couple of fumbles and a few dropped catches". But while it was an improvement on their limp batting display at Southampton, the Proteas' total appeared below par on a hard surface and at a ground ... Read More »

European champion Portugal is not only about Ronaldo

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European champions Portugal meet New Zealand in St. Petersburg knowing that a draw will be good enough to guarantee a Confederations Cup semifinal spot. New Zealand sought to tighten things up at the back at the start of the second half, with their surrounding of Ronaldo on one instance indicative of a relative improvement. Read More »

Federer wins Halle Open tennis title

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The line score in the match was 6-1, 6-3 as Federer claimed his fourth title of his 2017 season and the 92nd title of his incredible career. He is also going for his ninth title at this tournament. "I don't know him that well yet so it's a match where I'll most likely focus on my own game", Federer said of facing the Russian in the semifinals. Read More »

Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya emerge winners of 'Nach Baliye 8'?

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Along with the golden trophy, the couple were presented with a Hero Maestro, prize money worth Rs 35 lakh and Orra jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh. Sanam-Abigail were first runners-up while Sanaya-Mohit were second runners-up of the show. The growth of "DiVek" - as their fans lovingly call them, in terms of dancing skills has been noteworthy and it is one of the reasons that the two today stand at the winning position. Read More »

More than 100 missing after landslide buries village in China

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Qiao Dashi, the baby's father, said he had woken up after 5:00 am to change his crying son's diaper when he "heard a big noise coming from the back". Rescuers dug through earth and rocks for a second day today in an increasingly bleak search for some 118 people still missing after their village in southwest China vanished under a huge landslide. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan backs Qatar, says calls to shut base 'disrespectful'

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As well as shutting down Al Jazeera , which Qatar has previously said it would not do, the boycotting five Arab countries also want it to cut diplomatic ties with Iran. A lowering of rhetoric would also help ease the tension. "It's very hard for us to maintain a collective grouping with one of the partners. actively promoting what is an extremist and terrorist agenda". Read More »

Two top-five finishes made at USATF Championships

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Kimberlyn Duncan, a seven-time NCAA Champion during her LSU career from 2010-13, took a step toward qualifying for her second World Championship team on Saturday when she advanced fourth overall in the first round of qualifying in the women's 200-meter dash. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan says Arab demands on Qatar unlawful

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The Hurriyet daily said Erdogan received medical attention after "briefly feeling unwell" during morning prayers at the Mimar Sinan mosque in Istanbul. ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president says he will not pull Turkish troops from their base in Qatar, rejecting a demand by major Arab states that it do so to end the ongoing crisis with the small Gulf country. Read More »

GOP sen: 'We should not be voting' on healthcare this week

Nonetheless, Heller's announcement underscores the scant margin of error Republican leaders must deal with. Avik Roy, president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, contends that the Senate bill better structures its tax credits compared to the House's system. Read More »

5 people, including Michigan health chief, charged in Flint

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Now in a breaking development two state officials have been charged with crimes , including the state's health department head Nick Lyon . Several other prominent officials make the list, including two departed officials: former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley and former City of Flint Water Department Manager Howard Croft . Read More »

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rate Slightly

It said the rate increase and accompanying comments bolster our view that the fed funds rate is likely to normalise at 3.5% by 2020, and US 10-year bond yields will rise back above 4%. "The plan is one that is consciously meant to avoid creating market strains, and to allow the market to adjust to a very gradual and predictable plan", said Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen in a press conference on Wednesday, in regard to the plan to reduce the central bank's balance sheet. Read More »

Magic has high hopes for No. 1 draft pick Ball

Soon after, Johnson told Ball, 19, to look at a nearby wall, where several retired jerseys of Lakers icons are displayed. When the Lakers were awarded the second overall pick at the draft lottery in May, the story that LaVar had written appeared to have come true, and when the Lakers picked Lonzo at the draft, his prediction finally became reality. Read More »