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Parliament Opening: Illness sidelines Prince Philip

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The queen, 91, maintained her official schedule, giving a speech outlining the government's legislative plan in Parliament, and planned to attend the Royal Ascot horse races in the afternoon. In a statement, the palace said that Philip would not be accepting new invitations for visits and engagements, although "he may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time". Read More »

Queen's Speech to reportedly focus on Brexit

Talks between the Democratic Unionists and the Conservatives have not been going as expected, according to DUP sources. Queen Elizabeth said on Wednesday the priority for Prime Minister Theresa May's government was to secure the best possible Brexit deal for Britain and that it would seek to win the widest possible consensus on the European Union exit terms. Read More »

ACG orders 20 Boeing 737 MAX 10 jets

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The addition of the 737 MAX 10 will provide ACG's customers with more capacity and the lowest costs per-seat of any single-aisle airplane. The order will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website once finalized. "Airlines wanted a larger, better option in the large single-aisle segment with the operating advantages of the 737 MAX family". Boeing has announced the launch of the 737 MAX 10 as the newest member of the 737 MAX family at the 2017 Paris Air Show. Read More »

Gergen: Trump could beat Dems in 2020

Privately, Republicans have complained about Handel's campaign and suggested that the former Georgia secretary of state - who lost two subsequent statewide bids for higher office - wasn't a strong candidate. Popular Video This young teenage singer was shocked when Keith Urban invited her on stage at his concert. Special elections can be bellwethers of the national mood, but that national mood isn't set in stone. Read More »

Six people arrested during raids targeting Canna Clinic marijuana dispensaries

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Police in Vancouver also executed search warrants at three residences as part of the same investigation. The raids happened mid-morning at the B.C. -based company's stores on Queen St. Supt. Reuben Stroble of 53 Division, where two of the seven raided Canna Clinics are located, recently told the Toronto Sun he feels that organized crime is behind numerous 60 illegal clinics in Toronto, especially since the product usually comes into the clinics in "garbage bags". Read More »

Senate GOP leaders unveil bill to repeal Affordable Care Act

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., said Obamacare has been a disaster from day one . Paul tells The Associated Press in an interview that the bill released Thursday resembles "Obamacare" too closely and does not go far enough to repeal former President Barack Obama's law. Read More »

London mayor calls on UK to retain single market membership after Brexit

In an apparent reference to UK Ministers" repeated insistence that "no deal is better than a bad deal', M. Barnier said: "For both the European Union and the UK a fair deal is possible and far better than no deal". Secure membership of the European Single Market ✅. Over after-dinner coffee on the first day of the European Union summit, May will address the other 27 leaders and describe the "principles" of her plan to provide early guarantees for some three million people living in ... Read More »

Senate GOP Unveils Health Care Overhaul as Obamacare Collapses

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But Trump has made a slight about-face about health care reform since cheering the House bill during a Rose Garden ceremony. In the days leading up to the bill's release, some Republicans have intensified their complaints about the substance of the emerging bill and the tightly controlled process under which McConnell and only a small handful of aides wrote it. Read More »

Australia resumes anti-IS air raids in Syria

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It is the most significant clash between the United States and the Syrian regime since April, when Donald Trump ordered a missile strike on a government airbase from which a chemical attack is it believed was launched. Daraa is where the March 2011 uprising against the Assad family's four-decade rule began. Subsequent U.S. airstrikes hit a convoy and a base of pro-Assad troops and later carried out another raid in the same area, followed by shooting down a drone believed connected to ... Read More »

Otto Warmbier's funeral: Final farewell for US student detained by North Korea

North Korea said last month it was its sovereign right to "ruthlessly punish" us citizens it had detained for crimes against the state. Trump embraced tough rhetoric against China in the early days of his administration, but has started mixing in favorable remarks about Xi Jinping ever since his meeting with the Chinese president in Mar-a-Lago in April. Read More »

Senate finally unveils secret health care bill

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The closely guarded draft of the Senate legislation was released Thursday morning, revealing some significant revisions to the widely panned American Health Care Act that narrowly passed the House of Representatives in May - but staying in line with the Republican push to cut taxes and phase out Medicaid expansion. Read More »

London fire: Cladding in 600 UK buildings found to be 'combustible'

She said local authorities and fire services concerned are taking "all possible steps" to ensure buildings are safe and residents have been informed. "It will be subject to further testing that is undertaken by the fire services to do that and, if that is the case, then we will be obviously working with local authorities and the landlords to make sure that nobody stays in a building that's proved to be unsafe". Read More »

Los Angeles County deputies fatally shoot male suspect

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According to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department police, officers are allowed to shoot at animals if they "reasonably believe" they are in imminent danger of being seriously injured or killed. The shooting will also be reported to the sheriff's department's office of the inspector general, which will provide oversight of the investigative process. Read More »

Suspect identified after Chinese kindergarten blast

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Police say an explosion struck the entrance to a kindergarten in eastern China on Thursday, with reports saying there have been casualties. Unconfirmed photos posted to social media and shared by Chinese news outlets appeared to show dozens of people on the ground, including injured children. Read More »

Hostages held, 14 killed in attack at Somalia restaurant

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An emergency team Aamin Ambulance said Thursday on Twitter that it has found 17 bodies and evacuated 26 people who were wounded, but has to "stop rescue work as the area became too dark while bombings are still going on". Attackers moved from room to room, looking for people, according to one person. According to reports, Islamist militants from the al-Shabab group have claimed responsibility for the devious events that happened in Somalia. Read More »

Rajiv Gauba to be Home Secretary

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Prior to this appointment, Garg was Executive Director at World Bank. Subhash C Garg, a 1983 batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer, has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Finance Ministry. His batch-mate Rajeev Kapoor, now secretary in the ministry of new and renewable energy, will be the new chemicals and petrochemicals secretary while Sanjeevanee Kutty from the Maharashtra cadre will be the new secretary for ex-servicemen welfare. Read More »

Opposition leader arrested in Russian protests

Because of this, Navalny's feed on You Tube has become a popular source for news for Russia's younger, web-savvy generation. Translation: "In Novosibirsk, about 5,000 people came to the rally against corruption, more than on March 26". Navalny's anti-corruption videos have needled the country's ruling elite and drawn crowds to the streets not seen since the protests against President Vladimir Putin's reelection for a third term in 2012. Read More »

Hezbollah sets up border posts under guise of NGO

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Earlier on Thursday it was reported that Hezbollah operatives have been active in the border area, spying on Israeli army forces through observation posts that they erected while operating under the guise of an environmentalist NGO called "Green Without Borders". Read More »

How to Speed Read the New AHCA

The Senate plan does not include a House provision that would let states get waivers to allow insurance companies to raise premiums on some Americans with pre-existing medical conditions. Any new Senate bill would have to be reconciled with the House version . McConnell is pressing for a vote next week, even though he can only afford to lose two Republicans in order to pass the measure. Read More »

Philippine rebels free hostages from school, military says

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The attack could be a diversionary tactic to ease pressure on the militants in Marawi, local police commander Chief Inspector Realan Mamon said in a radio interview. He said the clash with government forces were in retaliation to intensive shelling of BIFF strongholds. Damaged buildings and houses are seen as government forces continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group, who was taken over large parts of the Marawi City, Philippines June 18, 2017. Read More »

Jose Mourinho reps deny €3.3m tax fraud during Real Madrid reign

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Mourinho guided Real Madrid to the 2011/12 LaLiga title, returning to manage Chelsea after leaving the Bernabeu in June 2013 before taking over as Manchester United boss last summer. Ronaldo's trouble coincided with the same Madrid-based prosecutor's office accusing Mourinho of two counts of tax fraud. The prosecutor based the accusations on information provided by Spain's Tax Office, which appear to show that Mourinho used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to "hide ... Read More »

In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience

US President Donald Trump waves to the crowd following the rally. "They just want to obstruct", Mr. Trump said . A solar wall. It makes sense. The successes that were top of mind for Trump included Republican congressional wins on Tuesday night in Georgia and SC - prompting the president to deride media coverage that he said had imagined a Democratic victory. Read More »

Bogota mall blast: French woman dead, several hurt

She is 23-years-old who had spent the last six months in Columbia, as she volunteered her charitable services to a poor village. The attack took place at 5:00 pm local time (22:00 GMT) in the bathrooms of the second floor of the Andino Shopping Center, in the north of Bogota . Read More »

Senate to finally unveil secret health care bill

The measure represents his attempt to satisfy GOP moderates and conservatives who've complained about the measure. It would also let states get waivers to ignore some coverage standards that "Obamacare" requires of insurers. "It's going to be important to get the president's support to get us across the finish line", No. 2 Senate GOP leader John Cornyn of Texas said Wednesday of White House officials. Read More »

Pelosi Is More Toxic Than Trump

The Georgia contest was the most expensive House race in history, and the GOP dusted off the same playbook it has used effectively since the Republican wave of 2010: Hammering Democratic candidates with a relentlessly anti-Pelosi message that drives out the conservative base. Read More »