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Here's a snapshot look at Trump's new guidelines on Cuba

United and Alaska airlines said in statements that they are assessing policy changes to see what affect they would have on passengers. "Officially, today, they are rejected". When Obama announced the detente in 2014, he said that decades of USA efforts to achieve change in Cuba by isolating the island had failed and it was time to try a new approach. Read More »

GST Midnight launch, Special Midnight Session in Parliament on June 30

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He will be flanked by Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and former prime ministers - Dr Manmohan Singh and Devi Gowda. "Thus, nearly the entire country, including all the 30 states and UTs, are now on board and ready for the smooth rollout of GST with effect from July 1", the statement said. Read More »

Message from President Donald J. Trump on the Congressional Baseball Game

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Scalise, the House majority whip, was one of five people shot when a gunman opened fire Wednesday as the Republican team practiced in Alexandria, Virginia. One of the injured officers, Krystal Griner, is still being treated at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center after being shot in the ankle. She said Republican vitriol and caricatures of her had resulted in "calls to my home constantly, threats in front of my family, really predicated on their comments and their paid ads". Read More »

S.Korea's Moon urges North Korea to return detainees swiftly

Warmbier's parents did not cite a specific cause of death, but cited "awful, torturous mistreatment" by North Korea. "We can speculate that there were many unjust and cruel treatments to Mr. North Korea said last month that it was its sovereign right to "ruthlessly punish" U.S. citizens it had detained for crimes against the state. Another said there was no meeting earlier in the day that they feel could have spurred this comment or that that tweet foretold some sort of action against North ... Read More »

Two ministers quit French government as reshuffle looms

After a solid win for his centrist Republic On the Move party in a parliamentary election on Sunday, Macron is preparing a government reshuffle before embarking on far-reaching economic and social reforms, including overhauling labour rules. Read More »

John McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea

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House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer noted administrations have struggled with finding a solution to North Korea's human rights violations over the course of the past 20 years, adding he thinks working with China is the best way handle worldwide relations with the country. Read More »

Authorities Release Dashcam Video From Shooting Of Philando Castile

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Anthony, Minn. A jury on Friday found Yanez not guilty on a charge of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm . Joseph Kauser, an officer who arrived to provide backup, stood on the right side of Castile's auto with his thumbs hooked in a casual position on the inner armpit area of his bullet resistant vest. Read More »

U.S. fighter jet shoots down Syrian drone

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The advances also opened the way for cooperation among Syrian, Iranian-backed fighters and the Iraq Popular Mobilization Units for any moves against Deir el-Zour. Australia's military said it was temporarily halting air missions over Syria, following the shooting down of a Syrian jet by USA forces. In recent weeks the US has launched several provocations and open acts of aggression against forces it refers to as "pro-regime", a reference to forces aligned with the legitimate government of ... Read More »

Spicer Addresses Rumors of New White House Role: 'I'm Right Here'

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Trump has said that the allegations are aimed at undermining his electoral victory in November. "I think we will continue to apply that". We have been seeking input from individuals as far as ideas they have. However, Spicer will no longer be giving a daily press briefing to reporters, according to US News . Spicer acknowledged that he's personally seen the reports , but he apparently hasn't been able to gauge where Trump stands on the issue. Read More »

After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Dems searching

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In Georgia , the victory for Handel, a former secretary of state there and Fulton County official, averted a humiliating upset for Republicans in an affluent, suburban Atlanta seat they have held for almost 40 years. But most of Handel's individual donations came from Georgians, while Ossoff received more donations from California and NY than from his home state. Read More »

US Sends Supersonic Bombers In Show Of Force Against N. Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017. A military source here said Gen. Vincent Brooks, the commander of the U.S. Forces Korea, gave unprecedented instructions to publicize the bombers' arrival. Read More »

Iran fires missiles at IS targets

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Iran launched the missiles into Syria on Sunday, the first time in 30 years it has used them against a foreign country. The United States and Russian Federation, which has been providing an air cover for Syria's President Bashar Assad since 2015 in his offensive against the Islamic State group, have a standing agreement that should prevent in-the-air incidents involving US and Russian Federation jets engaged in operations in Syria. Read More »

Fireworks explode when Chris Wallace confronts top Trump attorney about FBI investigation

Fireworks exploded Sunday when Fox News anchor Chris Wallace grilled an attorney for President Donald Trump over whether or not the president is the subject of an FBI investigation. Later in the interview, Cuomo asked Sekulow why Trump's legal team had not directly asked Mueller whether the president was under investigation, suggesting that it was purposefully remaining ignorant on the question. Read More »

US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border - statement

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The coalition shot down Iranian-made Shahed-129, belonging to the Syrian #Air Force, near the At-Tanf area, the channel said. Officials said coalition forces were patrolling an established combat outpost to the northeast of At Tanf, where they're training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS . Read More »

South Korean President Moon urges North Korea to return detainees swiftly

However, it is likely a miscalculation to believe that the South Korean government will accept the North's nuclear and missile development, and campaign for a lifting of worldwide sanctions on its behalf. "This tragic death of Mr. Warmbier presents an opportunity to give the US more leverage to strike a bargain and push North Korea", Lee said. Warmbier's death has shocked many Americans, making any direct US contact with North Korea politically risky any time soon. Read More »

Georgia Dem John Ossoff Rakes in Cash from College Professors, Hollywood Stars

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Though much has been made of the special election's national implications, one aspect of the race is truly singular: its record spending. Heading into Election Day, polls showed the two in a virtual tie. Handel , who formerly served as Georgia's secretary of state, seeks to maintain her party's hold on the district's seat, which ranges back to 1979. Read More »

Trump's lawyer: 'I don't tell him what to write'

All eyes will be on Rosenstein's actions, as well as evidence of a grand jury, subpoenaing of key White House aides with a focus on President Trump to indicate a full scale investigation has been launched. "I will say this: The president does utilize Twitter ". "But the president does utilize Twitter and social media platforms and, again, the situation on Friday that created the five anonymous sources". Read More »

British media reporting Prince Philip is in hospital — NewsAlert

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The prince's illness meant he would miss the queen giving her official speech to open a new session of Parliament later on Wednesday. This is published unedited from the PTI feed . Philip, who is also known as the Duke of Edinburgh and has sometimes drawn attention with headline-grabbing gaffes, has been by the queen's side throughout her 65 years on the throne and she has described him as "my strength and stay". Read More »

Suspect killed after explosion at Brussels railway station

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Although no one was hurt, billows of smoke pouring through Central Station and memories of Islamic State attacks in the city previous year, and more recently in Britain, France and elsewhere, sent evening commuters racing for cover. Earlier reports said the man was wearing an explosive belt, but Van der Sypt said that wasn't true. "I would put him at about 35 years old". A witness who was inside the train station posted a dramatic photo of the fireball on social media and described what he ... Read More »

Israeli PM says work begun on new West Bank settlement

But in sum, they are created to impress President Trump with the Netanyahu government's good will towards his peace initiative and readiness to take steps in its support. US-mediated negotiations collapsed in 2014. The incident began when Israeli police attacked Palestinian worshippers who were chanting religious slogans in protest of the presence of Jewish settlers, police and military forces on the mosque's grounds. Read More »