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Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

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And it will make it clearer that there's no easy path for Republicans to run under Trump's banner - he's still popular with the base, but the base isn't large enough to win every seat that Republicans hold now. In particular, some suburban women who felt frustrated by the results of the 2016 election made a decision to volunteer for him. "All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0", Trump wrote on Twitter . Read More »

United States student, freed from North Korea with neurological injury, was 'brutalized' -father

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Mr Warmbier is in stable condition at the UC Medical Centre, where he was taken immediately after his arrival in OH on Tuesday after more than 17 months in North Korean captivity. The father of Otto Warmbier , the 22-year-old American college student who was detained in North Korea for more than a year, spoke out this week against North Korea and its 33-year-old dictator, Kim Jong Un . Read More »

Philippine troops raise flag as bombs fall on Islamist-held city

The aerial assaults also resulted to the rescue of more than a thousand civilians who were trapped in the conflict zone. The death toll of militants was put at 202. "That is why we have to declare martial law in entire island of Mindanao because they can run everywhere and anywhere, and they can always find sanctuary and solace kasi distributed tayong lahat", he said. Read More »

Russian Jet Buzzes US Recon Plane

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The US-led global coalition later confirmed the incident in a statement, saying the armed drone was downed "after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces" that "were manning an established combat outpost to the northeast of At Tanf where they are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS". Read More »

Trump slams North Korea after USA student's death

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South Korea's top diplomat said Tuesday that the United States is dealing with the case of an American who passed away after a 17-month-long detention in North Korea as a "humanitarian matter", explaining that Washington hasn't changed its policy towards Pyongyang over the incident. Read More »

Trump to meet with tech CEOs on govt overhaul

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The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Perhaps the most amusing quote of the day came from Cook, who said that "the US should have the most modern government in the world and today it doesn't", adding that "it's great to see the effort that Jared is putting in in working on things that will pay back in five and 10 and 20 years". Read More »

Group Behind Otto Warmbier's North Korea Trip Won't Bring More Americans

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Warmbier was one of more than a dozen Americans imprisoned in North Korea over the years, some for as long as two years, on accusations including illegal entry and sedition. Traveler Adam Pitt told the Consumer Affairs website of his own trip into North Korea with Young Pioneer Tours that included lots of drinking, including an inebriated Johnson who could barely stand or talk, and bribes paid to tour guards. Read More »

French gov't resigns, is reappointed

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It has routed all of its main rivals, with the former ruling Socialists losing over 250 seats. The latest result seems to have made clear the trend of decline for the established parties on the left and the right - which had alternately taken power - while the emerging forces of the centrist parties have come to the fore. Read More »

Jose Mourinho latest to be accused of tax fraud in Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo will appear in court on July 31 following allegations of tax evasion from Spanish prosecutors, according to reports . " Mourinho is the latest big name in football to have been accused of tax fraud in Spain ", says The Independent , which reminds readers that previous year Barcelona star Lionel Messi was handed a 21-month suspended prison sentence. Read More »

US Says Iranian-Made Drone Shot Down in Syria

The drone was downed just outside the 55 kilometer de-confliction zone, according to the officials. A USA aircraft on Tuesday shot down an armed pro-Syrian regime Unmanned Aerial Vehicle advancing on Coalition forces in Southern Syria, according to a US-led coalition statement . Read More »

Le Pen wins French parliamentary seat, but key aides miss out

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After the first round of elections a week ago, some anticipated that more than 400 seats would be won by the two parties. Frances Scott, founder of Britain's 50:50 Parliament, a cross-party group campaigning for gender balance in the legislature, said the result in France would spur parties in other countries to field more women candidates. Read More »

Democrats just went 0-4. When will they win?

Republican Karen Handel has won a hotly-contested congressional election in Georgia and avoided a major upset after the most expensive House campaign in United States history, according to USA media reports. Trump had eeked out a win there thanks to "reluctant" Trump voters, aka those who disliked Hillary Clinton more than they disliked Trump, according to Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight . Read More »

US Destroys Syrian Drone

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It marks the second time this month a USA jet downed a Shahed 129 in the area. "This is the same location where another pro-regime UAV dropped munitions near Coalition forces before it was shot down, June 8", the USA military says. "The F-15E intercepted the armed UAV after it was observed advancing on the Coalition position". Dunford said the United States has "worked through a number of issues" with Russian Federation and that the deconfliction link set up by both sides "has worked ... Read More »

Republican Handel wins GA House seat in key contest

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Republican Karen Handel on election day after she is projected the victor for the Georgia 6th District special election on June 20, 2017. Handel, 55, fended off Jon Ossoff , a 30-year-old Democrat and political newcomer who emerged from obscurity to raise $25 million from liberals across the country eager to express their anger at Trump. Read More »

Special Congressional Election In Georgia Expected To Be Close

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But it wasn't what Democrats who pumped $23 million into Ossoff's campaign so desperately craved: A win. ( AP Photo/David Goldman ). Karen Handel , Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district talks to reporters during a campaign stop at Old Hickory House in Tucker, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017. Read More »

Hot scores at US Open third round

Paul Casey rode a rollercoaster to a four-way share of second-round lead at the U.S. Open on Friday but it was the end of the line for the world's three top-ranked players . He missed the cut at last year's PGA and withdrew from this year's Masters after falling down a staircase. "If you hit it off the tee you can score". Read More »

Why it's a big deal if Democrats win Georgia, in 6 charts

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Most immediately, the election result could bring momentum to Senate Republicans' efforts this week to craft their version of a major revision to the Affordable Care Act. He emphasizes it's mostly from individual donors. Handel has benefited from outside money, too. A super PAC backed by Ryan spent $7 million alone. Read More »

Russia's Lavrov: new US sanctions 'regrettable', 'Russophobia' beyond all bounds

Murphy's remarks came two days after a U.S. Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane for the first time, prompting Russian Federation to issue a threat against American airborne assets over Syrian airspace. "The US position militarily is weaker and any sign of a lack of unity within the global anti-ISIS coalition can only be good news for Russian Federation and the Syrian regime". Read More »

American Warplane Shoots Down Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria

While the US has said since it began recruiting, training and advising what it calls moderate Syrian opposition forces to fight IS that it would protect them from potential Syrian government retribution, this was the first time it resorted to engaging in air-to-air combat to make good on that promise. Read More »

Everyone should incorporate Yoga in their lives: Malaika Arora Khan

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Shilpa Shetty aces a yoga aasan and wishes her Instagram followers on International Yoga Day. The actress has become a popular Yoga Guru in nearly no time as she formulated tips and advisories for new moms on how to lose weight post pregnancy and became an inspiration on how to maintain shape with age. Read More »

Iran ready to launch new rocket attacks on Syria

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Also, Iran fired several ballistic missiles Sunday night at IS positions in eastern Syria . "Regional and global allies of the terrorists must understand this missile operation is a warning message". Izadi said it was partly intended for a Saudi audience. But the missiles sent a message to more than just the extremists in Iraq and Syria , Sharif told state television in a telephone interview. Read More »

Trump speaks to Qatar emir, offers help in resolving crisis - White House

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The move comes after Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the U.A.E., Bahrain and Yemen on Monday cut ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. Meanwhile, Jordan on Tuesday also reduced its diplomatic status with Qatar. Qatar is home to the largest USA airbase in the Mideast. He said there are multiple issues at play . The list includes Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Yousuf al-Qaradawi and Doha-sponsored charities Qatar Charity and Eid Charity. Read More »

U.S. shoots down pro-regime drone in Syria

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The drone was thought to be armed and threatening US-led coalition troops on the ground, officials said. The U.S. military reports they have shot down an armed Syrian drone that was targeting American troops in Southeastern Syria. "I think Iran is trying to preemptively shape what a U.S. - Iran conflict would look like, keep us focused on eastern Syria and away from key Iranian interests in the west", said Jennifer Cafarella, an expert on the Syrian conflict at the Institute for the Study ... Read More »