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GOP senators to unveil health care bill Thursday

Here's a quick rundown of the standout provisions in the bill, which is expected to come up for a vote as soon as the end of next week. Sen. John McCain of Arizona said he has not yet seen the bill, and hasn't "met any American that has". Read More »

Donald Trump: Mexico border wall could feature solar panels


But after a few minutes on script, Trump soon began to freewheel - lambasting the media as fake news and slamming Democrats for obstructing his agenda, calling them "unbelievably nasty, really, really nasty". However, during his presidential campaign, Trump had slammed Hillary Clinton for her ties to Wall Street . Republican leaders in the Senate have been working on a health care plan and are expected to release a draft today. Read More »

JAHAN NAMA: Saudi King Salman Designates His Son As Crown Prince

Mohammed bin Nayef was also stripped of his positions as deputy prime minister and interior minister after being removed as second in line to the throne of the world's biggest oil exporter. His biggest test will come as he tries to wean the kingdom off an oil economy. The Council drafted " Vision 2030 ", a radically progressive plan to modernize the Kingdom's energy policy. Read More »

Moon urges Japan to offer apology


The ITF's delegation of 36 will include Ri and Chang Ung, former ITF chief and the North's only International Olympic Committee member. This undated photo provided by the World Taekwondo Federation shows a taekwondo demonstration team of the North Korea-lead International Taekwondo Federation. Read More »

Saudi king clears path to throne for son in surprise shake up

This appointment is a departure from Saudi practice. In this position, he has made worldwide headlines for several reasons such as the decision to launch Operation Decisive Storm, Saudi Arabia's intervention in the bloody crisis in Yemen , which has been the center of global criticism since its beginning. Read More »

U.S. student Otto Warmbier arrives home in coma after North Korea release


On January 2nd, 2016, he was arrested while trying to leave the country with his tour group and accused of stealing a propaganda poster . The American student named, Otto Warmbier has been released by North Korea . After the Swedish diplomats met with the detained Americans , the North Koreans urgently asked to have a meeting with the NY. Fowle left a Bible in a local club hoping a North Korean would find it, which is considered a criminal offence in North Korea . Read More »

ISIS Blows Up Mosul Mosque


Iraqi forces launched the operation on Sunday to retake the Old City, after a months-long offensive to drive the Daesh extremists from Mosul , Iraq's second city. Its tilt gave the landmark its popular name: the hunchback . IS has destroyed several key heritage sites in Mosul , including the main museum and shrines to Jonah and Seth. Read More »

Seven must-read stories this World Refugee Day

The European Union estimates that about 65.6 million people forcibly fled their homes in 2016 and 10.3 million individuals were newly displaced due to conflict and persecution , which is an equivalent of one displaced person every second. Read More »

Destroying Great Mosque of al-Nuri 'is Isis declaring defeat'


While the US and Iraq said that ISIS blew up the historic mosque; the terrorist organization, through its news agency has blamed USA warplanes for Mosul's big loss Wednesday, reports said. IS have destroyed multiple historic and archaeological sites in and around Mosul , saying they promoted idolatry. Gen. Joseph Martin, commander of the coalition's ground component, said in a statement. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron's party wins big in France, projections suggest


But Macron's score of 24 percent in the first round of the presidential race and Sunday's low turnout undermine "the illusion of Macron-mania", he said. "I think voters are pretty mobilised behind LREM", said Georges Garion, a 64-year-old company manager, before voting began in Paris. Like other senior politicians from established parties not connected with Macron's meteoric rise to power, Baroin also bemoaned the low turnout, which at around 49% was the lowest first round showing since the ... Read More »

Russian Federation has no information on Baghdadi's fate


On Wednesday evening explosions that were blamed on Islamic State levelled the Nuri mosque where al-Baghdadi gave his first sermon as leader of the group, which captured swathes of territory across Iraq and Syria in 2014-15. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov told Sputnik , a Russian news outlet that Baghdadi is dead. Hisham al-Hashemi, an adviser to the Iraqi government on ISIS, told Newsweek he believed Russian Federation had got the wrong target. Read More »

North Korea front and center at US-China dialogue

A public funeral service is planned Thursday at a high school attended by a 22-year-old college student who was held for almost a year and a half in North Korea and died shortly after he was sent home to OH in a coma. The death of an American college student after his imprisonment in North Korea is threatening to overshadow high-level U.S. This is the first time in recent months after tension between the rogue nation and the United States has escalated over the former's missile and ... Read More »

No autopsy for USA student detained by N. Korea

To back up the designation, Tillerson could assert that Americans face "imminent danger" to their health or safety if they travel there, an easily defendable assertion in the wake of Warmbier's death. The 22-year-old, who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for stealing a propaganda banner from a North Korean hotel, was returned to the USA in a coma after being detained for 17 months last week. Read More »

Moscow says work on new United Nations counter-terrorism office still underway


Previously, the United Nations counterterrorism job came under the undersecretary for political affairs, a position now held by former USA diplomat Jeffrey Feltman. "Voronkov brings to the position more than 30 years of experience within the Foreign Service working primarily on United Nations (matters) as well as responsibilities ranging from public diplomacy and social and economic development issues to intergovernmental affairs", Haq said. Read More »

No 'wider plot' suspected in Michigan airport stabbing

Bishop International Airport is considered a small airport and it served about 800,000 passengers a year ago, according to the airport's data. The police officer, identified as Lt. Authorities interviewed Fthoui extensively after the attack. The airport posted on its Facebook page that an airport officer was injured, but that no passengers had been harmed. Read More »

With Kovind For President, Amit Shah Checkmate Opposition

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has announced Ram Nath Kovind as its Presidential candidate. Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday reached out to more parties, seeking their support for NDA's presidential poll candidate Ram Nath Kovind . Read More »

United States forces shoot down armed drone in Syria


A US F-15E fighter jet shot down a pro-Syrian regime drone near At Tanf, Syria, on Monday, two USA officials told CNN , the third downing of a pro-regime aircraft this month. But the Pentagon said it would continue to shoot down drones that appear to be a threat to coalition or partnered ground forces. Russian Federation made clear it was changing its military posture in response to the United States downing of a Syrian military jet on Sunday, which, according to Damascus, is the first such ... Read More »

Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse


Welby said the report, chaired by Dame Moira Gibb and published on 21 June, made "harrowing reading". "There are no excuses whatsoever for what took place and the systemic abuse of trust perpetrated by Peter Ball over decades", he added. Neil Todd, one of Ball's victims, attempted suicide three times before killing himself in 2012. The report says that Lambeth Palace did not pass letters of allegations to the police, even though there were six of them, and this failure "must give rise to a ... Read More »

U.S. student dies after release from N. Korea

The Trump administration doesn't need an act of Congress to bar Americans from traveling to North Korea. It's not clear whether President Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law would accept the invitation, or when a trip would be. Corker added: "We have to figure out whether it's best to allow people to do that, and then end up in a situation where we're doing everything we can as a nation to get them out". Read More »

The UK's most incredible new buildings of 2017


Included in this year's longlist is a Dorset retirement home by Ström Architects , which first featured on Dezeen as a series of hugely popular renderings three years ago, and a residence with rippling white walls that crowns the White Cliffs of Dover by Tonkin Liu. Read More »

Varadkar to meet European Union leaders at Brussels summit


Germany's Europe minister, Michael Roth, said in Luxembourg that the opening of the negotiations had shown British leaders still needed a "reality check" on what they could achieve. With a further million British expatriates in the EU, May too wants a deal on citizens' rights , though the two sides are some way apart. The EU has already set out its position on the rights of British residents in the remaining 27 member states, including the " same level of protection " set out for Europeans ... Read More »

Simon Cowell Produces Charity Single For Fire Victims

To find out who's singing what on the emotional charity single, check out the full lyrics here. "Handsome tribute as well as a fundraiser". The X Factor mogul is also encouraging people to donate money to help victims of the fire through an Artists for Grenfell website . Read More »

Taliban release video showing American, Australian captives


In the footage, both King and Weekes say the date is June 16. The two men - an American identified as Kevin King and an Australian man identified as Timothy Weekes - were abducted outside the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, where they work as teachers. Read More »