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Slater, Thurston return, Maroons make 7 changes for Origin 2


Veteran forward Sam Thaiday will be omitted from the Maroons side. "Fortunately for me I didn't have to make them, the coach made them all", Miles said. The halfback will be named in the No.7 for the Blues this evening when coach Laurie Daley reveals his team for game two on June 21. Absolutely no surprises there. Read More »

Scores gather outside Pulse to honor massacre victims

Sen. Nelson spoke about the Pulse massacre on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Monday. The event will take place at Barbara Hall Park on Church Street between 8 p.m. All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro traveled to Orlando a year ago after the shooting; last week he returned to talk to survivors and others about their recovery. Read More »

Saudi carrier seeks to poach Qatar Airways crews

Fitch Ratings yesterday put Qatar on its watchlist for a possible credit rating downgrade, becoming the third major credit rating agency to warn about the implications of sanctions imposed last week by Saudi Arabia and several other Arab countries. Read More »

Grand jury indicts woman in leaked secrets case


The criminal complaint against victor did not link the charges with the story, but a senior federal official confirmed to NBC News that victor is the accused leaker of the document published by The Intercept . "I can't ever call her a traitor or even believe that", she added. The Department of Justice has said victor admitted to the accusations against her, but Nichols, told the Associated Press "if there is a confession, the government has not shown it to me". Read More »

Sessions' testimony to Congress Tuesday to be open to public


A US District Court judge in Washington gave the Justice Department one month to make public a page of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' clearance form, on which he was meant to disclose any contacts with Russian officials. Comey spoke of receiving pressure from President Donald Trump to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. Read More »

Corbyn vows to force May to resign 'within a matter of days'

But in one of the most sensational nights in British electoral history, a resurgent Labour Party denied her an outright win, throwing the country into political turmoil. Her Labour rival Jeremy Corbyn , once written off by opponents, said Mrs May should step down and he wanted to form a minority government. "I don't think the Conservative government is stable, I don't think the Prime Minister is stable". Read More »

Sanders congratulates UK's Corbyn on election results

May says she will form a government with the Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland, which won 10 seats. "Yet another own goal, after Cameron now May; will make already complex negotiations even more complicated", he tweeted. But we'll put up our demands and our message and we'll assert those. "It appears clear they were determined this time to make a difference and vote". Read More »

Puerto Ricans skeptical of change after vote for statehood


The participation rate was almost 23% out of roughly 2.26 million registered voters. Many questioned the validity of the vote, however, because of a boycott by anti-statehood opposition parties that resulted in only about 500,000 voters, fewer than a quarter of those eligible, showing up. Read More »

'Anti-Sharia' protestors clash with counter demonstrators

About twice as many counter-protesters marshaled across the street. ACT for America organized the marches in more than two dozen cities on Saturday, saying on its website that "Sharia is incompatible with Western democracy and the freedoms it affords", reports the CNN. Read More »

Macron confirms third French victim in London attack

One of three jihadis who killed seven people in London last week told Italian police he wanted to be a terrorist when they kept him from travelling to the Middle East past year, an Italian prosecutor said on Tuesday. The Islamic State has since claimed responsibility for the attack. The Met Police late Tuesday morning named Youssef Zaghba as the third attacker . Read More »

Scottish Premier sees independence in 2025

Ruth Davidson has been reaffirming her opposition to a second referendum and Willie Rennie said it was a straight race between the Lib Dems and the SNP. "Instead of campaigning for better standards in our schools and hospitals, once again the nationalists have taken to the streets to campaign for another divisive independence referendum". Read More »

London police confirm eighth victim in deadly terrorist attack

They drove into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in Borough Market on Saturday night. Eyewitnesses said they shouted: "This is for Allah". Collina said Zaghba was monitored by Italian intelligence agents each time he came to Italy to visit her after his initial run-in with airport authorities. Read More »

CPI inflation eases to 2.18% in May'17

This is the lowest level that inflation has touched ever since the new series was introduced in 2012. Consumer Price Index (CPI ) inflation remained low in April touching 2.99 percent and 5.76 percent in May a year ago. Retail food prices fell 1.05% last month from a year ago, compared with a 0.61% gain in April. "While decline in food inflation is good news for policymakers and consumers, it is not very good news for farmers and especially vegetable and pulses farmers", India Ratings said ... Read More »

Telangana CM recalls Telugu poet Reddy's services


Eighty-five-year-old Dr Reddy was born on July 29, 1931, in a village of Karimnagar district, Andhra Pradesh . CNR was honoured with the prestigious Jnanpith award in 1988 for his poetic work Visvambara which was also translated in three other languages. Read More »

OPC sues for peace over Arewa's ultimatum to Igbo


Self-determination does not necessarily mean having a country of their own. 'I commend the Federal and State Governments, youth and civil society leaders, security agencies, cultural and religious leaders for their efforts to promote peace in the country. Read More »

Britain's May to Face Her Party amid Post-Election Tumult

Officials indicated Monday that the ongoing chaos will also likely cause a delay in the "Queen's Speech" - the centerpiece act of political pageantry, written by ministers and delivered by the monarch, that marks the start of the parliamentary year by laying out the government's legislative priorities for the incoming parliament. Read More »

Theresa May welcomes Arlene Foster to Downing Street


As the Conservative Party digested the loss of its majority in last week's election, government officials suggested both the announcement of the Prime Minister's agenda, known as the Queen's Speech, and talks over Britain's divorce from the European Union could be postponed. Read More »

I'm going to get us out of this mess: UK PM

Michael Gove was set to stand against May in last year's Conservative party leadership election but was forced to withdraw after his underhand tactics against Boris Johnson . May is due to hold a meeting at Downing Street Tuesday with DUP leader Arlene Foster to discuss the working relationship between the two parties. Read More »

Meet the only Indian-American among the elite NASA astronaut candidates

USA astronauts haven't launched from home soil since 2011. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of San Diego and a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. "And to this newest class of astronauts, it's my honor to bring the honest congratulations of the 45th President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump". Read More »

Ivanka Trump says she didn't expect the 'viciousness' in Washington


Ivanka Trump went on "Fox & Friends" this morning to whine about how mean everyone has been to her and her family these past few months. Twitter users hit back with examples of when her father was vicious . The commitment to collectively defund terrorism resulted in part in the decision by five Arab countries to isolate Qatar, where much funding for terrorist activity originates, setting off a minor diplomatic crisis because Qatar is also a US ally housing a major American military base. Read More »

Iran urges Arab nations to end Qatar crisis

Qatar will pay the Ashcroft Law Firm $2.5 million for 90 days of work as the country seeks to confirm its efforts to fight global terrorism and comply with financial regulations including US Treasury rules. Saudi state news agency SPA reported late on Sunday that King Salman has ordered authorities to "take into consideration humanitarian situations of Saudi-Qatari joint families", appearing to clarify the previous announcements. Read More »

Sinn Fein leader says DUP-Tory deal will 'end in tears'

These would be likely to include increases in funding for Northern Ireland. In more recent times, former first minister Peter Robinson's wife Iris, then an MP, described homosexuality as an "abomination", while the MP son of Dr Paisley, Ian Paisley Jr, said he felt "repulsed" by homosexual acts. Read More »