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Queen to outline UK government plans


May omitted several policies touted in the Conservative election campaign, including plans to change funding for the care of older people, which opponents dubbed the "dementia tax". The comments came after the DUP warned that Prime Minister Theresa May can not take them for granted. Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman Tom Brake said: "After one week of talks, we are no closer to finding out what the DUP have asked for and what concessions are being made". Read More »

Republican Karen Handel wins most expensive House election ever


Rain isn't slowing down the Georgia voters who will settle the most expensive House race in us history and potentially set a new course for the 2018 midterm elections. When presented with the choice of whether they wanted a representative who would work with Paul Ryan or Pelosi, six in 10 picked the speaker and three in 10 picked the minority leader. Read More »

Handel Takes Clear Lead In Georgia's 6th District Race


Handel did receive more support from outside groups ($18.2 million supporting her or attacking Ossoff ) than Ossoff did (just under $8 million supporting him or attacking Handel). Joe Webb, a Handel supporter from Marietta, wore a red "Make America Great Again" hat throughout Handel's victory party. It was Handel's most public embrace of the man whose tenuous standing in this well-educated, suburban enclave made a previously safe Republican district close to begin with. Read More »

South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation is critical


UNICEF said that more than one million children are estimated to be acutely malnourished across South Sudan, including more than 250,000 who are severely malnourished. According to the IPC, starvation is when at least 20% of the population has access to fewer than 2,100 kilocalories of food a day, there is acute malnutrition in more than 30 percent of children, and there are two deaths per 10,000 people, or four child deaths per 10,000 children every day as a result of malnutrition and hunger. Read More »

US shoots down drone in Syria


The US-led anti-ISIL coalition said an F-15E Strike Eagle jet destroyed the Shaheed-129 drone around 12.30am, north-east of the Al Tanaf garrison which is close to the Jordanian border. The U.S. has maintained its broadening military involvement in Syria is part of the global fight against ISIS, and has avoided engaging directly with the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the larger civil war playing out in Syria. Read More »

Steve Bannon Fat-Shames Sean Spicer


Since then, the White House had avoided answering whether or not such tapes actually exist. "The White House press secretary is getting to a point... In the past, Trump has referred to the investigation into Russian interference as "fake news". While his threats to "open up our libel laws" to make it easier to sue media outlets have not come to fruition, the now-US leader has discussed eliminating press briefings completely, in favour of written briefings. Read More »

Authorities in Alaska were shocked by back-to-back black bear attacks

Patrick Cooper was competing in the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb near the city of Anchorage , when he was attacked . It took about 2 hours to find Patrick Cooper. Authorities are still hunting the Alaskan black bear. Marsh explained that this was the last fatal mauling in the state. Fairbanks dispatch was informed by Pogo Mine staff at 11:15 am on Monday that two of their employees had been the subject of a bear attack . Read More »

Paul Ryan foe touts blue-collar upbringing in campaign ad


Bernie Sanders, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and John Fetterman, the mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania. Bryce uses his screen time to criticize the Republicans' American Health Care Act, the controversial bill that Ryan helped push through the House last month. Read More »

US Student Jailed by N. Korea Dies After Release

Trump condemned Warmbier's treatment in a tweet Tuesday afternoon, but gave no indication of what the United States will do in response. The U.S. government strongly warns Americans against traveling to North Korea, but doesn't prohibit it, despite other sanctions targeting the country. Read More »

Korea's Moon urges North Korea to return detainees swiftly


Sammarco said more interviews with physicians from the Unviersity of Cincinatti Medical Center will be conducted, and medical records reviewed, in lieu of the autopsy. Under their proposal, the Treasury Department would be ordered to prohibit all financial transactions related to travel to North Korea by Americans, unless specifically authorized by a US license. Read More »

Iran Launches Missiles into Syria targeting ISIS


Iran is backing President Bashar al-Assad, while the USA is supporting a rebel militia and leading a coalition campaign against Islamic State. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility. After Sunday's episode, the USA -led task force said it was not seeking a confrontation with Assad or the Iranian, Russian or Shiite militias that are fighting to support the Syrian leader - but added that it would defend the Syrian fighters it has assembled to pursue the Islamic State. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel seals victory in key Georgia vote

Her victory comes after Republican special congressional election wins in Montana , Kansas and SC. Republicans can also now breathe a sigh of relief with the knowledge that they can still win in the kind of affluent, educated districts that often favor Democrats - even with a president who has divided voters in their own party. Read More »

Sadiq Khan's new transport strategy is "a breath of fresh air"

Other road safety measures could include introducing lower speed limits alongside stricter enforcement. With a significant portion of the capital's public transport - namely London's Underground - already electrified, the bulk of Khan's zero emission plan narrows in on vehicle use. Read More »

Washington will continue to pressure North Korea: White House


Last week North Korea made a "humanitarian" gesture, releasing US college student Otto Warmbier from custody, 17 months into his 15 year hard labor sentence for the crime of allegedly trying to steal a propaganda poster. Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton said US officials are "going to give the DPRK/North Korea issue top priority in our discussions, aiming to advance concrete cooperation with China towards a peaceful resolution of the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea". Read More »

Public funeral planned for Otto Warmbier

American college student Otto Warmbier only meant to spend five days sightseeing in North Korea in 2016. US President Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement this week about the existence of any tapes of conversations between him and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, the White House has said. Read More »

The Syria hotline for U.S. and Russian militaries

THE RAAF has halted all air missions over Syria after Russian Federation warned it now considers Australian military jets a "target" and could shoot them down. Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, a paramilitary force in charge of the country's missile program, said it launched six Zolfaghar ballistic missiles from the western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan. Read More »

Legal wrangling deepens over Egypt transfer of islands


A third court, however, ruled that it should be implemented and contended that the other two tribunals have no jurisdiction over the issue. Parliamentary leaders and government lawyers say the House of Representatives is the only entity allowed to rule on matters of sovereignty, but it has been opposed by one court. Read More »

Explosion-Like Noises Heard At Brussels Train Station


The suspect was of Moroccan origin, born in January 1981 and lived in the Molenbeek area of Brussels , where his home is being searched, Van Der Sypt said. Some Belgian media had reported earlier that the suspect was wearing a bomb belt. Was anyone hurt? No. Smoke billowed through the station concourse, sending evening commuters running for cover. Read More »

USA shoots down another Iranian UAV over Syria


Just before the shooting down of the Syrian bomber, United States officials say there was a movement of regime ground troops with tanks and artillery towards two towns near Raqqa that were held by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Read More »

Brussels Explosion Now Considered a Terror Attack


Photos posted on social media showed a small fire in the station. Since then, attacks in France, but also in Germany, Sweden and, most recently, in Britain, have been carried out in the name of the Syria-based Islamist group by other young men, many of them locals, raising fears of more violence in Brussels , where nearly a quarter of its population of 1.2 million are Muslim. Read More »

Sigh of relief for GOP on health care — Georgia race


Karen Handel , Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district greets diners during a campaign stop at Old Hickory House in Tucker, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017. Handel emphasized that pedigree often during her campaign and again during her victory speech. Ossoff tallied 48 percent, just shy of an outright victory. Read More »

Authorities in Brussels shoot suspect wearing explosive belt in train station


A man who detonated a suitcase at Brussels Central Station in a failed terror attack has been identified as a Moroccan national in his 30s, a spokesman for the Belgium prosecutor's office said Wednesday. He was found to be wearing a belt with explosives. No other people have been injured in the incident in Belgium's capital. "The suspect has been neutralised by the military that were present at the scene immediately after the explosion", he said. Read More »