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Republican Handel pledges to work on health care

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The Palmetto State race received little national attention or money compared to Georgia or other special elections, but the narrow win compared to the 19 points Trump won the district by in November is a major swing. The president himself struggled here, edging out Democrat Hillary Clinton but falling short of a majority among an affluent, well-educated electorate that has typically given Republican nominees better than 60% of the vote. Read More »

US B-1 bombers fly near North Korea

Sen. John McCain said today that Americans who are "stupid" enough to still want to travel to North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the USA government of any blame should they be harmed while there. The travel agency specialises in North Korea tours and is based in the central Chinese city of Xi'an. Although 18 American citizens have been detained by North Korea over the past two decades (and ten since Kim Jong Un, its leader, took power five-and-a-half years ago), ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho denies any wrongdoing in tax probe

Other big names in football have been accused of tax fraud in Spain recently, including Barcelona star Lionel Messi , who was given a 21-month jail term. Among the clubs reported to be interested in Ronaldo is former club Manchester United for a fee that could hit €200m, with a possible get-out clause of €1bn. Read More »

Trump offers to help resolve rift between Qatar, Gulf nations

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Gulf allies have repeatedly criticized Qatar for alleged support of the Muslim Brotherhood , a almost 100-year-old Islamist group considered a terrorist organization by Saudi Arabia and the UAE . The agreement did not detail a timeframe or the number of troops. Qatar called for "dialogue and diplomacy". The four powerful countries severed ties with Qatar on Monday because they believe it supports radical organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood. Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax fraud

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They add that the Ronaldo case is complicated and full of legal nuances and that whilst the tax authorities in Spain started with Barcelona , they are now targeting Real Madrid . The future of all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo and fellow forwards Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez has, however, been thrown into doubt, although Perez said Real has not started conducting their business yet. Read More »

In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat

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As Breitbart News previously reported , Ossoff's loss marked a stunning rejection of Hollywood by Georgia voters. Handel's margin allows Republicans a sigh of relief after what's being recognized as the most expensive House race in U.S history, with a price tag that may exceed $50 million. Read More »

Singer Adele visits Grenfell Tower Firefighters

The Government's figures demonstrate that more than half of those who appeal decisions made by the Department for Work and Pensions while trapped in the benefits quagmire win their appeal; something is deliberately, horribly wrong. Meanwhile an emotional account of the inside of Grenfell Tower, purporting to come from a heroic firefighter sent into the high-rise building, has appeared online. Read More »

Franken: Warmbier's Death Was 'Equivalent to Murder'

Sentenced to hard labour for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, the 22-year-old Warmbier was medically evacuated in a coma last week after almost 18 months in captivity. The government of China, North Korea's main ally, said Warmbier's death was a tragedy. It said the flights demonstrated solidarity among South Korea, Japan and the United States "to defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater". Read More »

UN chief hopes US, Russia calm tensions over Syria

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Among his calls on Member States, Guterres urged Governments to manage their borders but to increase their resettlement quotas and protect asylum seekers and people who deserve protection; to seek political solutions to world's conflicts which are spurring the record 65.6 million refugees; and to fund humanitarian aid work. Read More »

President Trump Slams North Korea

In an excellent July/August 2017 cover story in The Atlantic, the journalist Mark Bowden outlines the four major options for handling North Korea . Warmbier's sophomore English teacher said he would be "dearly missed". They said it should be a "call to action to those in the position to protect our American citizens here at home AND overseas". Read More »

US Attorney General Sessions hires private attorney

Rep. Jim Himes, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence committee, says "we are a ways yet from being able to conclude anything" when it comes to his committee's investigation into Russia's actions in the 2016 election. An attorney for President Donald Trump was adamant on Sunday that the president is not under investigation, despite the president's tweets this week referring to one as a " witch hunt ". Read More »

Saudi sacks Crown Prince

More details to follow. He was appointed on 29 April 2015, as heir apparent by King Salman. Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31, has taken a lead role in defence, economic affairs of the Kingdom. For many Saudis those changes have become inextricable from the person of Prince Mohammed, whose photographs adorns walls, vehicle windows and advertising hoardings across the country and who has assumed a startling array of powers. Read More »

Station explosion being treated as terror attack

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A suspect wearing an explosive belt shouting " Allahu Akbar " was shot and the central train station in the Belgian capital of Brussels was evacuated Tuesday. Broadcaster RTL quoted Fires Services spokesman Pierre Meys confirming that some kind of an explosion had happened in the city's Central station on Tuesday. Read More »

Cousin: Sailor killed in crash near Japan was to retire soon

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Huynh graduated from Watertown High School and attended Naugatuck Valley Community College before enlisting in the Navy in 2014. Rehm enlisted in 1998, right after graduating from Oberlin High School, said his aunt. The incident was the greatest loss of life on a U.S. Navy vessel since the USS Cole was bombed in Yemen's Aden harbour in 2000, when 17 sailors were killed and 39 injured. Read More »

Troops shoot suspected bomber in station

The Belgian federal prosecutor's office says it considers the Brussels train station explosion a foiled "terror attack". Rail worker Nicolas Van Herrewegen told Reuters that he was heading downstairs toward the underground platforms that serve long-distance and suburban lines running under the city center. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron's party wins majority in French Parliamentary polls

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Female candidates have also tended to stand in constituencies they are unlikely to win, keeping the numbers of women who make it to the Palais-Bourbon low. He wants a leadership role in countering the kind of nationalism that far-right leader Le Pen represents, which spurred the Brexit vote and helped propel Donald Trump to the United States presidency. Read More »

President Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist

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On his website , Sekulow describes himself as "as one of the foremost free speech and religious liberties litigators in the United States, having argued 12 times before the U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said Sunday that he does not expect Mr Trump to seek to fire them. The lawyer, Jay Sekulow , contended the tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation, but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post . Read More »

Australia suspends air operations over Syria

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Tensions between Moscow and Washington increased yesterday when Russian Federation warned the US-led coalition fighting in Syria that its aircraft are now "targets" after a jet shot down a Syrian government plane. The shoot-down marks the first time a United States jet has downed a Syrian regime warplane, despite leading a massive air campaign targeting IS in Syria for almost three years. Read More »

Part of Florida Included in Tropical Storm Warning

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WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area overnight and spread westward within the warning area through early Thursday. Forecasters expect it to resume a northwest track at about 10 miles per hour. Up to six inches of rain is possible over southwestern Louisiana and southeast Texas through Thursday. Read More »

Australia suspends air combat missions over Syria

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And on Monday, a USA fighter jet shot down a pro-Syrian regime drone in southeastern Syria. The statement said the location was close to where another "pro-regime" drone - which intelligence sources separately identified as Iranian - was shot down on June 8 after dropping bombs near coalition forces. Read More »

U.S. jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

United States forces said the drone was sacked on after it "displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces", U.S. forces said in a statement. "And we have to understand what we're getting involved in, right". Russian Federation backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom Iran also supports, while the USA -led coalition is aligned with groups that oppose the Assad regime and ISIS. Read More »

Polls Close In Georgia's Closely Watched, Expensive Special Election

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What are the implications of Republican Karen Handel's solid win (53-47 as of this writing) over Democratic darling Jon Ossoff in the Georgia Sixth District Special Election? Republicans have held onto a GOP-leaning Georgia House district, a disappointing setback for Democrats who had hoped for their first big electoral win of the Trump era. Read More »

Man 'neutralised' after bomb attack on Brussels train station

Belgium's Crisis Center, which monitors security threats in the country, says based on initial information it doesn't see a need to raise the terror threat in the country to the highest level. Central Station is one of three main transportation terminals in the Belgian capital. The federal prosecutor's spokeswoman, Ine Van Wymersch, stated that the suspect, who had been lying on the ground since he was shot by soldiers, was unable to receive treatment from medics due to their concern ... Read More »

Brighton terror victim named as Kai Hao by Malcolm Turnbull

The fatal standoff, which ended in a volley of gunfire, saw a man murdered, the woman taken hostage, three officers shot, and the gunman killed by police. Mr Ashton said comments Khayre made referencing IS and al-Qaeda had prompted the terrorism investigation. The woman was not harmed. Police said the Melbourne siege was the fifth terrorist incident in Australia since the threat level was lifted in September 2014. Read More »