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Britain's Prince Philip admitted to hospital with infection

Prince Philip was due to accompany the monarch to the state opening of parliament on Wednesday as well as the Royal Ascot horse races. This is published unedited from the PTI feed . He has suffered a blocked coronary artery and a severe bladder infection in recent years but has been in generally good health. An advocate of a healthy lifestyle, he once said he more or less followed the Atkins (low carbohydrate) diet and he drinks moderately, mostly sticking to beer. Read More »

Queen's Speech: A less grand affair subject to a Commons vote

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The source said: "Both parties are committed to strengthening the Union, combating terrorism, delivering Brexit and delivering prosperity across the whole United Kingdom". "The main influence of the DUP is going to be to protect a soft border with the Republic of Ireland to ensure that goods and services can move freely", said John Rowland, executive director and political advisory specialist at consultancy firm Cicero Group. Read More »

U.S. lawmaker shot dead by angry gunman

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NPR's Hansi Lo Wang is in Belleville and joins us now. There was no warning that there would be any violence, she said. In 2006, he was arrested on a battery charge after allegedly punching a woman in the face, then striking her boyfriend in the head with the wooden stock of a 12-gauge shotgun before firing a round at the man, according to a sheriff's department report . Read More »

Sad: Trump's Net Worth Slips to a Measly $2.9 Billion

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According to Bloomberg , this decline can be attributed to a drop in the value of three properties in Manhattan. Amid a changing office market, President Trump's Manhattan office towers made less rental income previous year than initially projected by lenders, according to a new report. Read More »

Mohammad bin Salman named new Saudi Crown Prince

Analysts said the change empowers Prince Mohammed bin Salman to move faster with his plan to reduce the kingdom's reliance on oil, which includes the partial privatisation of state oil company Aramco. Saudi Arabia earned $134.4 billion previous year exporting its crude and oil refined products, down more than 60 percent from a peak of $337.5 billion in 2012, according to OPEC data. Read More »

North Korea in the spotlight at high-level US-China talks

The University of Virginia student was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting with a tour group. Trump tweeted Tuesday, "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out". Read More »

Mueller probe examining possible obstruction

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President Donald Trump , in a furious Friday, June 16, 2017 morning message, confirmed that he is being investigated for his role in firing former FBI Director James Comey and seemed to accuse the deputy attorney general of overseeing a " witch hunt " against him. Read More »

Supermarket employee kills 3 co-workers, self in store spree

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A fourth co-worker eventually escaped unharmed and called police. Stair began his shift at the Tunkhannock supermarket when the store closed at 11pm on Wednesday (7 June). According to USA Today, Stair detailed his plan in a video on 11 May and posted highly disturbing videos, photos, audio and journal entries before the attack. Read More »

Trump Tweets Some Advice for Democrats: 'Obstruction Doesn't Work!'

But while Republicans were facing a sobering reminder of their president's poor approval ratings, Handel steadied the ship in a district that only narrowly backed Trump in last November's vote. The House bill would dismantle the main pillars of the current health care system, eliminating Obamacare taxes on the wealthy and insurers; getting rid of the individual mandate; significantly curtailing federal support for Medicaid; and allowing states to loosen key Obamacare protections for people ... Read More »

Duke of Edinburgh in hospital for treatment of infection

The Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: " Prince Philip is in good spirits and is disappointed to be missing the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot ". He still attends summer garden parties with the queen, hosting more than 2,000 guests at a time, and has maintained his presence at important ceremonial events, including the Trooping the Color procession earlier in June. Read More »

In Georgia, Handel thanks Trump and reaches out to Democrats

He added that 6th District Republicans united against a Democratic candidate many saw as a tool of his national party leaders. Republican Ralph Norman beat Democrat Archie Parnell by around 3 percentage points in SC, closer than expected and a warning sign to the GOP not to take any seat for granted. Read More »

Queen's Speech mum on Trump's United Kingdom state visit

May apologised for the chaotic official response to the fire, telling MPs it was "not good enough". The Queen has rarely addressed LGBT equality, though when she gave the royal assent for marriage equality in 2015, she was said to have remarked "Who'd have thought 62 years ago when I came to the throne, I'd be signing something like this?" She has yet to secure a deal with Northern Ireland's DUP party to prop up her government. Read More »

Key Tory manifesto bills missing from Queen's Speech, with focus on Brexit

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The speech proposed a Data Protection Bill that will see the United Kingdom tighten up data laws to be more like the EU's new General Data Protection Regulations ( GDPR); legislation which comes into effect in May 2018 and requires businesses to take extra measures to ensure customer data is kept safe and protected properly. Read More »

Who is the gunman who was at the congressional baseball game practice?

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What did she say? She asked the media to leave her alone. Let's listen to a clip of what she said. "I just want to let people know that he wasn't evil, that he was, I guess, exhausted of some of the politics that are going on". This poster released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation asks for information on James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. He described Hodgkinson as a "quiet guy" who was "very mellow, very reserved" when they stayed overnight at a Sanders supporter's home in ... Read More »

Donald Trump's controversial state visit left out of Queen's Speech

If an agreement is not reached by the time of the vote on the government's legislative agenda next week, opposition parties could unite against it in the Commons. Weakened after losing the party's parliamentary majority and the need to form a pact with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, May dropped the bulk of her Conservative manifesto as the speech centred around the eight major Brexit bills that will form the bulk of parliamentary activity over the next two years. Read More »

Theresa May pledges 'consensus' on Britain's European Union withdrawal

Last year, for example, Her Majesty used her address to declare " Prince Philip and I look forward to welcoming His Excellency the President of Colombia on a State Visit in November". Conservative sources said talks with the DUP were "ongoing" after the Northern Irish party warned its support can not be "taken for granted". But even with DUP backing, the government would command only a tiny majority, and just a few rebel MPs could be enough to undermine it fatally. Read More »

Origin: 'It's going to be a war on the footy field'

With a win tonight, the Blues end a 2-series winning streak by the Maroons and, unlike the last time they ended a string of Queensland wins, nothing about this team seems temporary or seems like a short-term fix to get through three games by the skin of their teeth. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to bow to the Queen before speech

This is vital for small firms who are facing both uncertainty and rising costs of doing business. The vast Brexit agenda lays the ground for years of Parliamentary warfare as Remain supporters will have hundreds of opportunities to challenge and defy the Government. Read More »

Thousands stretch and pose for International Yoga Day

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Talk about yoga, and the one name that comes to our mind other than Baba Ram Dev is of none other than our own Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Officials said more than 55,000 Yoga enthusiasts braving early morning drizzle participated in the function. Read More »

Macron on track for French parliament landslide

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The FN leader is now a lawmaker in the European Parliament but is hoping to win a legislative seat in France for the first time. But he looked set to capitalise with the traditional parties in disarray after troubled presidential campaigns. Read More »

Brexit: Ireland prime minister Leo Varadkar meets Theresa May for bilateral talks

Ireland's first Indian-origin Prime Minister Leo Varadkar today met his United Kingdom counterpart Theresa May for bilateral talks during his first visit to 10 Downing Street amid political uncertainty in Britain. The promise follows a snap election in which May lost her majority. On the Brexit border problem, Mrs May said: "I am personally committed to ensuring a practical solution that recognises the unique economic, social, cultural and political context of the land border with Ireland, ... Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy churns toward Gulf Coast

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The storm was moving northwest at almost 10 miles (17 km) per hour, and forecasters said they expect this motion to continue and landfall to be made along the Texas-Louisiana border, home to some of the nation's largest refineries. Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Bret formed on Monday. Another ingredient in this soaking setup is a stalling frontal boundary in the South that will also provide a focus for locally heavy rain. Read More »

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) Analyst's Long Term Pick

Gilead Sciences, Inc. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at William Blair. B & T Capital Management DBA Alpha Capital Management now owns 34,129 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $2,318,000 after buying an additional 5,002 shares during the period. Read More »