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Iran identifies IS assailants in twin attacks

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Iranian authorities have said assailants were Iranian nationals, adding they have arrested six suspects, including one woman, since the attack Wednesday in Tehran . The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the near-simultaneous assaults. Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account: "Repugnant White House statement ". Read More »

French ministers quit before Macron's 'clean' reshuffle

Goulard, who was a member of the European Parliament from 2009 to May this year, said she could not remain in the government while facing a possible investigation of alleged misuse of expenses at that parliament. Paris prosecutors opened a preliminary investigation this month into claims in the Canard Enchaine newspaper that MoDem was using European parliamentary funds to pay assistants who were actually based in France . Read More »

Here's what's in that secret GOP healthcare bill

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The Senate bill calculates subsidies for the cost of health insurance based on income, like the Affordable Care Act (known as Obamacare). According to NBC News , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the announcement on Tuesday, June 20, that he would be releasing a "discussion draft" of the bill to the members of the Republican party and the American public on Thursday. Read More »

Sinn Fein adamant Arlene Foster can not be first minister during RHI probe

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May's Conservatives have been in talks with the DUP after the prime minister's party failed to win a majority in a national election last week. If the principle of consent, which underpinned the Good Friday Agreement, means anything, it means that MPs from Northern Ireland can and should aspire to have a say in the government of the United Kingdom. Read More »

US Soldiers Killed By Afghan Soldier In Apparent Insider Attack

This is the third so called " green on blue attack" in which Taliban infiltrators in the Afghan security forces have targeted members of the allied forces. It is reported to be the first friendly fire incident in Helmand since US Marines returned there in May. The Pentagon announced the casualties in a briefing statement that did not detail the incident, Xinhua reporetd. Read More »

Holocaust survivor wins Israel airline case over gender bias

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A case for damages from the carrier was brought by 83-year-old Renee Rabinowitz , who was asked by a flight attendant, after boarding a flight from Newark to Tel Aviv in 2015, if she would agree to move. The group, which is the legal advocacy arm of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, said a Jerusalem court ruled on Wednesday that asking women to change seats at the request of ultra-Orthodox passengers violated anti-discrimination laws. Read More »

French President Emmanuel Macron reappoints Edouard Philippe as PM

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The far-left party of former presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon won 28 seats in the National Assembly , making it the fourth largest bloc in the French legislature. National Front leader Le Pen celebrated that her party was expected to place up to eight lawmakers in the lower chamber, compared to two lawmakers in the outgoing Assembly, though she acknowledged that it was not enough to form a block in Parliament. Read More »

Seven US soldiers injured in shooting

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Still there does appear to be attempts to bridge the divide and reduce easy access by insurgents with a much improved vetting process for Afghan soldiers entering the army and stepped up efforts to build relationships and reduce cultural understandings on both sides. Read More »

Tories and DUP 'still miles apart on deal'

The program set out in the so-called Queen's Speech at the state opening of Parliament will include "a number of bills" meant to make Brexit successful, according to Prime Minister Theresa May's office. The chances of a deal are "very good", he said. "The election result was not the one I hoped for, but this government will respond with humility". Determined to deliver the best Brexit deal. Read More »

Tillerson, Mattis to huddle with Chinese leaders on North Korea

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He arrived in OH on June 13 after being held for more than 17 months. He was put before North Korean officials and journalists for a televised "confession". US lawmakers are calling for retaliation. While almost all Americans who have been there have left without incident, visitors can be seized and face lengthy incarceration for what might seem like minor infractions. Read More »

Seaford Head search operation launched after large cliff fall

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A spokesman said Newhaven and Birling Gap coastguard and rescue helicopter based at Lydd were at the scene. A major search operation has been launched after part of a large cliff gave way on a busy beach this afternoon. When standing at the bottom of a cliff, it is advised that people shouldn't stand less than the height of the cliff away. "The dust that rose was so high it reached the top of the cliffs". Read More »

Trump checks out agriculture tech in Iowa

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Right?" quipped the president, whose initial pledge to make Mexico pay for the wall has met with stiff resistance from America's southern neighbor. The wall, which was a signature campaign promise, has not been at the centre of the White House's agenda and construction work has not begun. Read More »

China 'tried but failed' to help on N Korea

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The Hamilton County Coroner reportedly will not perform an autopsy on Otto Warmbier , the American student who died on Monday after being detained in North Korea. Security Council resolutions". China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing had made "unremitting efforts" to resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula, not as a result of external pressure but because China was a responsible member of the global community and resolving nuclear issue was in its own interests. Read More »

'Your riches made you self-centred' - Malema slams property owners

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Malema told delegates that some property owners in the audience are beneficiaries of apartheid and that there's a "deliberate attempt to exclude black people from property ownership". "The land belongs to all South Africans". He said the emergence of shopping malls in townships had eradicated black-owned small businesses who had to close shop in the face of fierce competition from multinational retailers. Read More »

ND sailor aboard USS Fitzgerald when it was struck

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Aucoin said he did not know the exact circumstances before the collision but said he would launch an investigation, and that there will also be a safety investigation and other probes into what occurred. "It's an intimate meeting, very solemn grieving with families, so we're not even taking photos", Commander Ron Flanders, press officer at the US Naval Forces in Japan, told AFP. Read More »

Special education teacher charged with sexual assault

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In addition to the sexual assault charges, she faces two counts of risk of injury to a child and a fourth-degree sexual assault charge. Bellair alleges in the claim New Haven and school board were negligent in allowing the minor student to "become involved in an inappropriate sexual relationship and, ultimately, sexually assaulted by Jennifer Frechette ". Read More »

Family of suspect in attack on London Muslims say they are devastated

Mohammed Mahmoud, an imam at the Muslim Welfare House, described how he and some other men "extinguished any flames of mob rule" in the immediate aftermath of the attack until police took the suspect away. "I've just seen sheer pandemonium". People on the floor screaming. "For that reason this guy is still alive today", he added. "By God's grace, we were able to protect him from harm", he said. Read More »

Britain bows to EU's Brexit talks timetable

The EU had long insisted that trade talks could not begin until there was an outline of the order of divorce: the Brexit bill, EU citizens' rights and the Irish border. This included: setting four-weekly meetings between the European Union and British officials lasting several days; organisation of additional working parties; and groups discussing citizens' rights , financial settlement and other separation issues. Read More »

U.S. airport stabbing investigated as terror; Canadian charged

He allegedly stabbed a uniformed police officer in the neck Wednesday morning at Bishop International Airport, prompting an evacuation and shutdown of the airport. All passengers were safe amid the investigation, officials said. Officials said the suspect was outside the Transportation Security Administration screening area at the time of the attack. Read More »

Scarborough: Georgia Loss Is A 'Wake Up Call' For Dems

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The 4-point win in the most expensive congressional race in history was a blow to Democrats , who sought to wrest control of a suburban Atlanta district that Republicans have held since the 1970s. "We showed the world that in places where no one thought it was even possible we could fight (that) we could fight", Ossoff told supporters. Karen Handel retained the Atlanta seat with 53% of the vote, against 47% for her Democratic rival Jon Ossoff. Read More »

Pelosi faces growing doubts among Dems after Georgia loss

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Democrats face gerrymandered districts after the last census combined with Trump selecting lawmakers for his administration from districts the GOP should hold. The result comes as relief for Republicans who had grown concerned about whether their party, buffeted by the scandals that have plagued the Republican president, could hold the seat in Georgia's sixth district, which became the most expensive congressional race in USA history. Read More »