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United States on track to supply India with 22 Guardian drones

India already uses dozens of Israeli Heron and Searcher unarmed aerial vehicles (UAVs), but the Guardian operates at higher altitudes and can carry far heavier payloads, offering the navy greater reach. However, Trump's focus on building ties with China, coupled with his protectionist trade policies and his characterisation of India as an unscrupulous negotiator in the Paris climate change agreement have raised concern in New Delhi about a drift in relations. Read More »

Shiv Sena now bats for Swaminathan as next President


Kovind. "If someone is trying to make a Dalit a President with the goal of gaining a vote bank then we are not with them", Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said . "I have told them about my views". Two, with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis hinting at the possibility of a midterm election in the state, Matoshree is wary of straining ties with the BJP. Read More »

Brexit negotiations on citizens´ rights have started constructively - May

In a joint press conference with his British counterpart David Davis, Barnier said that they have agreed on the dates and on the priorities of the talks. "In a first step, we will deal with the most pressing issues". The two men will meet for a week every month to negotiate, and use the time in between to work on proposals. Read More »

Dems slam new Senate health care bill as 'meaner'

Senate Republicans' new health bill cuts taxes by almost $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America. "Not once have I or my colleagues been asked by a single Republican to work on this bill or discuss bipartisan fixes", said Democratic Sen. The Senate bill would repeal the tax in 2023. Read More »

Jeh Johnson testimony proves no collusion with Russian Federation


The issue has become a flashpoint for the Trump administration as congressional committees and a special counsel investigate the interference and whether the Trump campaign may have become enmeshed in it. "State election officials are very sensitive about what they perceive to be federal intrusion into their process", Johnson said, noting that he often encountered officials pushing back and arguing that "it's our process, our responsibility". Read More »

Presidential election: JD(U) backs Ram Nath Kovind, alienates opposition

They also claimed that the BJP fielding Kovind has "not hurt" the unity among the 17 opposition parties. Besides Prime Minister Narendra Modi, virtually the entire Union council of ministers, NDA chief ministers and MPs and MLAs from across the country will be among the proposers and seconders of his candidature. Read More »

Health care bill protesters stage "die-in" outside McConnell's office

He also says it "hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else". The bill's impact on personal health care costs would be uneven: Premiums would likely go down for younger people, but older people would pay more . Read More »

Meira Kumar to file nomination on June 27

Expressing joy over the fact that she was unanimously selected as Opposition's Presidential nominee by 17 political parties, Kumar said they are deciding on the date of filing the nomination. Pawar proposed three names - Kumar, former Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Rajya Sabha MP Bhalchandra Mungekar, both Dalits from Maharashtra. Read More »

Senate Bill Would Take Health Care Away From 441000 Veterans


But many health care experts and medical groups are voicing concern with the Senate's version of the bill-especially with its potential impact on low-income Americans, people with pre-existing conditions and specifically women . Termed the "Better Care Reconciliation Act", the Senate's answer to the House's efforts to repeal and replace the ACA was finally released Thursday morning after weeks of secret negotiations. Read More »

London high-rise fire caused by refrigerator, police say


THE GRENFELL TOWER fire was started by a faulty fridge-freezer before it spread to the building's combustible cladding, investigators said. The fridge model FF175BP has never been subject to a product recall. Any safety findings in the Grenfell investigation are being quickly shared with regulators and civic authorities, McCormack said. Repeating concerns from Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy about the scale of the task in identifying the victims, Det Supt McCormack added: ... Read More »

Taliban leader says war ends only when NATO leaves


It said that if foreign troops leave, its Doha-based political office already has instructions to negotiate and find a peaceful solution, reports Efe news. The chief Afghan government peace negotiator Friday called on all sides to find a solution to the war through peaceful means and urged the worldwide community to assist those efforts. Read More »

Compare the Senate, GOP health bills and 'Obamacare' on key issues


Without the federal money for Medicaid expansion, OH leaders would have to decide whether to pay for the new enrollees' health care coverage with state tax money or end their insurance coverage entirely. Senate GOP bill: Generally follows House standard. Some of the cuts to Medicaid would be used to offset tax cuts for people making more than $250-thousand, which is less than 3% of the people living in Colorado. Read More »

RJD to decide on presidential candidate on Thursday

RJD chief Lalu Prasad said his was an "ideological battle" against Kovind. Kumar, a former diplomat and daughter of the late Dalit icon Jagjivan Ram, was the unanimous choice of the 17 opposition parties that attended the meeting. Jha's remarks came soon after JD-U's Sonbarsha legislator Ratnesh Sada said the party has made a decision to support Kovind for the July 17 presidential poll. Read More »

The Senate's sick scheme: An Obamacare repeal worse than the House

The GOP-proposed bill would repeal Obamacare's individual mandate, drastically cut back federal support of Medicaid , and eliminate Obamacare's taxes on the wealthy, insurers and others. He said his agency saw a slight uptick in questions and concerns about coverage when the House bill came out, and during the election, but said it's hard to tell now how much locals will be impacted. Read More »

Russia's election commission says Alexei Navalny can not run for presidency

Putin, who has dominated Russia's political landscape for 17 years, is widely expected to run for what would be his fourth term, but has yet to confirm he will do so. Thank you for signing up. . This email address has already registered for this newsletter. A Moscow court has sentenced an ally of the Russian opposition leader to five days in jail for organizing a webcast of massive anti-government protests earlier this month. Read More »

Fridge-freezer maker offers condolences in tower fire


She repeated calls for members of the public with information about people who may have been in the tower at the time of the fire to come forward. Police said insulation recovered from the tower was tested, as were tiles of the same kind used on the building. Read More »

Muslim girl killed after leaving mosque in Virginia, police say

He eventually got out of his vehicle with a baseball bat and chased the group. He later found the group in a nearby parking, chased them on foot with a baseball bat and allegedly beat Nabra . "We urge both local and federal authorities to conduct a thorough and unbiased investigation into all possible motives for this gruesome crime", Ahussain said. Read More »

Senate Republicans release bill to cut Medicaid

American Nurses Association President Pamela Cipriano holds up a list of essential health benefits as she discusses the effects of the proposed Republican healthcare legislation on families at a news conference. In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill. "We'll have to see". Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides ... Read More »

Israeli settlement construction in West Bank rises by 70%

Pro-settlement hard-liners who dominate Mr Netanyahu's coalition and oppose Palestinian statehood on security or religious grounds had pressed him to keep that promise. Jason Greenblatt , Mr Trump's global envoy, arrived on Monday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was discussing a closed diplomatic meeting, said the Palestinians had rebuffed Greenblatt's pressure and demanded an Israeli settlement freeze. Read More »

Brexit talks start with first United Kingdom concession


Before the two-day meeting in Brussels starting Thursday, summit chairman Donald Tusk trumpeted the resurgence of the European Union, even as Britain launched talks this week on leaving. Unite assistant general secretary Tony Burke said: "It's absolutely clear that the EU team, Jean-Claude Juncker [president of the European Commission] and Barnier, have their ducks in a row, and it looks from our point of view that we in the United Kingdom are going to be incredibly weak because of the ... Read More »

Is there a Bearish outlook for Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) this week?

It has underperformed by 31.47% the S&P500. WGO's SI was 3.22M shares in June as released by FINRA. Bnp Paribas Inv Prtn Sa invested in 9,107 shares. $1.59 million worth of Extra Space Storage, Inc. Therefore 38% are positive. As analysts monitor volatile markets in recent weeks they have updated their price targets on shares of Extra Space Storage Inc (NYSE:EXR). Read More »

At least 20 killed as auto bomb explodes outside bank in Afghanistan

Last month, following a massive truck bombing in Kabul which killed up to 150 people and left more than 400 wounded, Afghans urged the government to hang these militants, but the government refrained. Officials said military personnel and civilians had converged at the bank to draw salaries ahead of Eid when the auto bomb was detonated. Musa Qala was captured previous year. Read More »

Hundreds of mourners attend Otto Warmbier's funeral

The 22-year-old's family alleges he was tortured . Three other USA citizens, who are ethnic Koreans, and six South Koreans remain in custody in North Korea . The family spokesman, Mickey Bergman, told The Times of Israel that the family chose not to disclose Warmbier's Judaism as negotiations went forward so as not to embarrass North Korea, which had announced that Warmbier stole the poster on orders from the Friendship United Methodist Church in Wyoming, Ohio . Read More »

Protesters greet GOP health care bill

Those with private insurance will experience higher premiums and higher deductibles, with lower tax credits for working families, even though their plans might not cover pregnancy, mental health care or even expensive prescriptions, he warned. Read More »

The great Muslim civil war -- and us

The video has been viewed more than 170,000 times. Stressing that the recent attacks in Tehran were not the first attempts made by terrorists on Iranian soil, Rouhani added that Iran's intelligence Ministry and Armed Forces have reacted accordingly to the recent attacks and have been able to foil tens of such attacks in the past. Read More »