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Lynching of policeman shameful: Mehbooba


The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said two people have been arrested and a third person has been identified in the incident where Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Ayub Pandith was lynched by a mob. "According to the reports, when he was coming out of the mosque, people started raising slogans and started hitting him resulting in his death", Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police S P Vaid told media here. Read More »

Angela Merkel calls UK Brexit offer 'good start'

Tusk said when British friends asked him if he could imagine a way for Britain to remain part of the bloc, he told them: "The EU was built on dreams that seemed impossible to achieve". While Brexit is number one on May's agenda, her German counterpart revealed that it would not be top of her list. German chancellor Angela Merkel said building a future for the remaining 27 European Union member states took priority over negotiations with the UK. Read More »

Al Jazeera: Kuwait hands Qatar a list of demands from boycotting countries

Earlier this week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had insisted that Qatar's neighbors provide a list of demands that was "reasonable and actionable". "We will continue using ships". The establishment of a Turkish military base in Qatar is envisaged by the agreement on strengthening bilateral cooperation signed by the two countries in 2014. Read More »

May says 3m EU citizens can stay in Britain

Theresa May has told European leaders that she will offer three million EU citizens a new settled status which means they can stay in Britain if they have been here for over five years. The issue of citizens' rights is one of three priorities in the Brexit talks which began on Monday, along with Britain's estimated 100 billion euro (88 billion pounds, $112 billion) divorce bill, and the fraught question of Northern Ireland , which will share Britain's only land border with the ... Read More »

Zuma agrees to institute commission into claims of state capture


Zuma said even Parliament had instructed its committees to probe allegations of state capture contained in, among others, a trove of emails which reportedly link various government decisions to the Gupta family. I can't be saying while Rome is burning , people are just sitting". Instead, the Public Protector said the commission's terms and judge should be appointed by chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Read More »

Doctors encouraged by Rep. Steve Scalise's improving condition

Thousands of people packed into Nationals Park Thursday night to watch the Republicans take on the Democrats in the 56th annual Congressional Baseball Charity Game. Sava. Democrats won 11-2 and in a touching move gave their trophy to Republicans to put in Scalise's office. Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre presented the game ball to Capitol Police special agent David Bailey , who came out on the field on crutches after being injured in Wednesday's shooting, to throw out the ... Read More »

Capito says she'll weigh Medicaid effect of health care plan

Hospitals, health systems, clinics, and pharmacies might be forced to close or lay off staff as federal funding for health care is cut and the number of uninsured patients grows. A bill passed by House Republicans will leave 23 million more Americans without health insurance by 2026 than if Affordable Care Act stays in place. Read More »

Ketumile Masire, former Botswana president, dies at age 91


According to The Independent, Masire was a leading figure in the independence movement and then the new government, and played a crucial role in facilitating and protecting Botswana's steady financial growth and development. Masire was hospitalised for surgery on June 16 according to his family and despite being admitted to intensive care was thought to be in a stable condition. Read More »

Here's what the Senate healthcare bill means for all types of Americans

After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to release the proposal Thursday. The budget office's analysis of the Senate measure is expected in the next few days. Richard Burr of North Carolina said outside the Senate: "I'm supportive of it". Read More »

FBI Says Gunman Who Shot Scalise Acted Alone


A mechanic in Alexandria, Va., said James Hodgkinson, the man suspected of shooting House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others, went on a rant against President Donald Trump before the attack, the Chicago Tribune reported . Hodgkinson, 66, was shot and killed by police after he opened fire on Congressional Republicans practicing for their annual charity baseball game against Democrats last week. Read More »

Turkish ministers to visit Qatar amid diplomatic row

The aircraft purchase was completed by Qatari Minister of Defence Khalid Al Attiyah and his USA counterpart Jim Mattis in Washington, DC, according to QNA. In addition, closure of Saudi, Bahraini and Emirati airspace to Qatar-owned flights has caused major import and travel disruptions. The ministry said Qatar had been an "impartial diplomatic mediator" in resolving border disputes between Eritrea and Djibouti. Read More »

Singapore Inflation Accelerates Notably On Base Effects

The consumer price index rose 1.4% year-on-year in May, compared with the median estimate for a 1.3% rise in a poll of five economists by The Wall Street Journal, and a 0.4% rise in April. Looking forward, MAS and MTI said external inflationary pressures have picked up amid a turnaround in global commmodity markets, with global oil prices rising from their trough in 2016 to average higher this year although this would be capped by elevated inventories and rising USA crude oil production. Read More »

Germany and France favourites to house London-based European Union agencies post-Brexit

British Prime Minster Theresa May is set to fly to Brussels to try to break the impasse in Brexit negotiations over the status of expatriate citizens after Britain leaves the bloc. May told leaders she wanted to offer certainty by saying no European Union citizens in Britain lawfully would be asked to leave at the time of Brexit, and that all European Union citizens lawfully in the country at the point of Brexit would be able to regularise their status. Read More »

Long knives come out for Pelosi as Democrat losing streak grows

The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. "One of the disappointing things from the last couple days is that that approach has a little bit of punch to it, it still moves voters", Ryan said . Read More »

Singapore May factory output up 5.0 pct y/y on electronics strength

Private sector economists polled by Bloomberg had expected industrial production to grow at a median estimate of 7.5 per cent year-on-year in May 2017. Excluding biomedical manufacturing, output fell 4.2 per cent. In contrast, biomedical manufacturing output shrank by 22.2 per cent against May 2016, dragged down by the weak pharmaceuticals segment which recorded a 32.7 per cent drop in production last month. Read More »

British PM loses majority but battles to stay on


May, 60, said the two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years, and she believes that they will be able to work together in the interest of the country. He said May was chosen by the Conservative Party last autumn to be the safe pair of hands that would navigate Britain through the hard waters of Brexit. Read More »

Turkey has no plans to reassess military base in Qatar - minister


Meanwhile, a delegation of Turkish businessmen met with their Qatari counterparts in Doha on June 21 to discuss bilateral trade and economic relations amid Qatar's ongoing diplomatic crisis. But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan immediately vowed to support Qatar. Erdoğan also spoke with Mohammed bin Salman himself and passed on his congratulations over the move, Anadolu said. Read More »

One dead after vehicle rams police van in Paris

Collomb said Monday's attack justified further extension of France's " state of emergency ", a heightened security and surveillance regimen that has been in place since November 2015, when Islamic State militants carried out coordinated attacks on a concert hall and cafes across Paris , killing 130. Read More »

Marriott CEO urges Trump to improve ties with Cuba

On the other hand, airlines such as JetBlue have refrained from commenting in detail on the policy until they have a chance to fully review it after Trump releases a revised policy, Friday. The President will travel to Miami on Friday to "make an announcement on US-Cuba policy", said deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders at a press conference. Read More »

Congressional baseball gunman acted alone, no ties to terrorism


That's according to the statement from the One Campaign. "I think he - by his posts on social media - he spoke a lot about anti-Republican rhetoric". The Internet searches Hodgkinson performed the night before the shooting included a Google map search from Alexandria to his home in Belleville and a Google search of the "2017 Republican Convention". Read More »

So, let's talk Brexit


Barnier made clear on Tuesday that while there must be a first phase that excludes trade discussions, he does hope that four weeks of monthly negotiating sessions can get him to the point where he can ask European Union leaders in October to let him move on and discuss how the two sides can keep commerce open from 2019. Read More »