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Ryan promises to overhaul tax code this year despite hurdles


Ryan and other Republicans are under mounting pressure from USA businesses and voters to make progress on tax reform, a top 2016 Republican campaign pledge that could determine whether Ryan's party retains control of the House and the Senate in the 2018 midterm elections. Read More »

Woman gang-raped, thrown out of car in Greater Noida

A passerby had informed the police after spotting her on the road on Tuesday morning in Kasna, Greater Noida , India Today reported. "After that, they raped me on the road", the woman said. The police took the woman for a medical examination. Meanwhile, in an unrelated development, two Noida policemen stationed at a Police Control Room van were shunted out after they were found sleeping during the night. Read More »

Baba Ramdev performs yoga with thousands of people


He stated, "Thoda wahan pe rajnaitik asthirta hai, nahi toh main toh Pakistan bhi jana chahta hoon (If not for political instability, would have went to Pakistan to teach Yoga)". The yoga guru also said the Indian government should expedite action to eliminate 1993 Mumbai blast mastermind Dawood Ibrahim, Jaish-E-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed. Read More »

1993 blast: Arguments to continue on quantum of punishment


Defence lawyer Abdul Wahab Khan had moved application before the court to examine three witnesses for defence of his client Feroz Khan to which the TADA Court agreed. The prosecution will demand life imprisonment for another convict, Riyaz Siddiqui, and for extradited gangster Abu Salem. Khan faces a maximum punishment of death after he was convicted last week of charges including criminal conspiracy and murder. Read More »

Grief stricken by the London Tower inferno


Hands cautioned that officials don't yet have exact details about the renovation that ended just past year. The mayor and his wife Saadiya joined the congregation Sunday at St. "Even if we get some DNA, the question will be, do we have anything to compare it to?" said Denise Syndercombe Court, a forensic science expert at King's College London. Read More »

Urgency is needed for Stormont, says Coveney

The new foreign affairs minister travelled to Belfast yesterday to meet James Brokenshire, the British government's Northern Ireland secretary, and the five main parties before the June 29 deadline when direct rule would be imposed. The institutions collapsed amid a bitter row between the DUP and Sinn Féin about a botched green energy scheme . Senior DUP representative and former Stormont minister Simon Hamilton also struck a positive tone during a day that saw the first round table ... Read More »

Terrorist financing at heart of Qatar crisis, says UAE minister


Still, the minister struck a defiant tone, rejecting those "trying to impose their will on Qatar or intervene in its internal affairs". The call came after a senior Saudi royal arrived in Kuwait with a message from the Saudi king. US President Donald Trump, a key ally, has meanwhile praised Qatar's isolation. It is the showpiece of the oil- and gas-rich nation's efforts to turn its financial largesse into outsized global influence and visibility, a two-decades long effort that includes its ... Read More »

United Kingdom and European Union to begin Brexit talks

Beaming as he met the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier at the European Union executive's Berlaymont headquarters, the veteran campaigner for Britain to quit the bloc said he aimed for a "positive and constructive" tone in the talks, adding: "There is more that unites us than divides us". Read More »

Student dies after N Korea release

A 22-year-old University of Virginia student who spent 17 months in a North Korean jail has died in a USA hospital just days after being released from captivity in a coma . But instead of graduating in May with the rest of his class, Warmbier was still in North Korea. Seventeen months later Fred and Cindy's son, Otto Warmbier , returned unable to walk, talk, see or react to his parents' loving embrace. Read More »

Brexit talks set to begin today

While the two leaders held opposite views on the Brexit , they both agreed to a joint action plan that would see their two countries combine efforts to crack down on online terror propaganda and extremism. Investors are anxious that Britain could crash out of the European Union without an exit agreement in place, an outcome that would mean steep new barriers to trade. Read More »

Australia to restrict gas exports due to domestic shortage


Homes are facing power price hikes of around 18-20 percent from July 1, on top of sharp rises in electricity and gas bills over the past few years, turning energy into a hot political issue. THE Federal Government could build and operate a new coal-fired power station in north Queensland. The package was announced in an urgent flurry on Wednesday. Read More »

US student 'freed' by N.Korea dies

His death "reflects a reality that the North Korean people know all too well: the Kim family leadership. will not hesitate to brutalise and kill to maintain their hold on power", it said in a statement . "This is the Otto I know and love", Warmbier's brother Austin told CNN affiliate WCPO. "(I) knelt down by his side and I hugged him and told him I missed him and I'm so glad he made it home", Fred Warmber told reporters Thursday at a press conference at Wyoming High School. Read More »

EU, Britain possible to strike 'fair Brexit deal', says Michel Barnier


As for the first negotiations round, "talks about talks" have already bared fruit with Britain and the European Union agreeing on the priorities and timetable for Brexit negotiations after the first session of talks. Once sufficient progress has been made on the withdrawal issues, the European Union say they will open discussions on a new trade agreement. The first round of formal negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union will begin on June 19 , it has been confirmed. Read More »

Another terrorist attack in London, this time targeting Muslims

Osborne's sister, mother and nephew still live in Somerset. And witness Khalid Amin told the BBC that he heard him shout "kill all Muslims". The van hit people who had been attending evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House and the nearby Finsbury Park Mosque in north London , one of the biggest in Britain. Read More »

London mosque terror attack suspect identified

Detectives from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command are appealing for witnesses following a terror attack where a van collided with pedestrians in Seven Sisters Road, injuring eight people . - June 8, 2017: UK Prime Minister There May lost her parliamentary majority in an election held last week that she did not need to call, bringing political turmoil a week before Britain was due to start negotiating the terms of its exit from the EU. Read More »

CT sailor among 7 killed in collision

The destroyer has a crew of about 300 and most were asleep when the ship collided early Saturday with the Philippine-flagged container ship ACX Crystal that was more than three times larger. The USS Fitzgerald's captain has said he would not speculate on the cause of the collision but was ordering an investigation. The bodies were found in flooded compartments Sunday after it returned to the base in Yokosuka with the help of tug boats. Read More »

EU, UK agree for Brexit negotiations: Michel Barnier

Those were, he said , the rights of expatriate citizens and problems of a new EU-UK border, notably cutting across Ireland . In addition to the working groups, a "dialogue" has been established to deal with the Irish border issue, under the authority of Barnier and Davis' right hands, Sabine Weyand and Olly Robbins. Read More »

Won't support BJP's Presidential candidate if it is for votebank: Uddhav Thackeray

In the past, on two occasions, the Shiv Sena had deviated from the NDA line by supporting UPA candidates: in 2007 when Pratibha Patil won the election and in 2012 when incumbent Pranab Mukherjee was elected. The value of each Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MP's vote is 708 and value of vote of MLAs is decided by population of that state. "Hold mid-term polls if you want, we are ready". Read More »

Terror group claim Mali attack responsibility


The victims were identified as a French-Malian, a French-Gabonese, a Chinese, a Portuguese and a Malian soldier, Mali's Security Ministry said in a statement on Monday. He later told journalists that "we have recovered the bodies of two attackers who were killed" and were searching for the bodies of two others. But the militants have continued targeting Malian forces and peacekeepers, making it the deadliest United Nations mission in the world. Read More »

David Davis 'positive' about Brexit negotiations

The session will close in the late afternoon with a joint press conference by Davis and Michel Barnier. "My very first words are to express my deep sympathies to the British people as you face tragic events, just as I want to express our solidarity to the Portuguese people", Barnier said, before turning to welcome his British counterpart. Read More »

Weapons found in vehicle that crashed into Paris police van

The incident on Monday was the latest in a string of attacks in London and Paris . France's anti-terrorism prosecutor immediately opened an investigation into the incident. It's the fifth time in four months that security forces have been attacked in the capital. And in May a man with a hammer attacked a police officer at Notre Dame cathedral. Read More »

US student dies after release from North Korea


Parents Fred and Cindy Warmbier said on his release from North Korea that they wanted "the world to know how we and our son have been brutalized and terrorized by the pariah regime " and expressed relief he had been returned to "finally be with people who love him". Read More »

Georgia District 6 Congressional race most expensive ever

Jon Ossoff is in a tight race against Republican Karen Handel for the seat in the 6th Congressional District election, which happens Tuesday. Karen Handel is getting more backup from national Republicans in the final hours of Georgia's tight 6th Congressional race. Read More »