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Britain's European Union citizens plan not sufficient: Juncker

British Prime Minister Theresa May , left, speaks with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, right, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during a round table meeting at an EU Summit in Brussels on Friday, June 23, 2017 . May has already set up a clash with Brussels by refusing to allow the European Court of Justice to arbitrate any disputes over citizens' rights in Britain. Read More »

What's Next for the GOP Health Care Bill in Congress?

The bill would require New York State to pick up the county share of Medicaid costs. Maybe their love for tax breaks and health care industry donors overrides their concern for people who will get hurt - including those who depend on Medicaid for mental health and opioid addiction treatment. Read More »

As Trump struggles, more Americans want Democrats to control Congress

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Republicans won two seats in the U.S. House late Tuesday, defeating Democrats in SC and also in the most expensive U.S. House race in history, Georgia's 6th Congressional District. "This is good news for us", she said. In campaign ads and election flyers, Republicans successfully tied the policies and beliefs of newcomer Ossoff to House minority leader Pelosi. Read More »

North Korea: Warmbier's death a 'mystery to us as well'

The NY Daily News speculates that this outburst was prompted mainly by Trump's stern criticism of North Korea for the murder of American hostage Otto Warmbier. Since Otto Warmbier's tragic death, the world is watching what the US will do in response. The North's foreign ministry spokesman put the blame for Warmbier's death on the previous USA administration of Barack Obama which it said had "not even once" made an official request for his release. Read More »

Bombings at market in Pakistan kill 15

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The first blast occurred during rush hour in Turi Market, where a bus terminal is also located. An emergency has been imposed in the hospitals in the area, and the injured are being taken to the District General Hospital, Parachinar. In March a second Taliban attack killed a further 22 people. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called for security to be expanded the nation over as he censured the attack, saying that no Muslim would ever imagine conferring such an "awful" act. Read More »

North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in United States student's death

The University of Virginia student was accused in January 2015 of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting North Korea. President Donald Trump has stated that he would be open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un under the right conditions, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis both advocating for a diplomatic solution. Read More »

Kovind files nomination for Presidential election,Modi, NDA leaders accompany him

Bihar's daughter should be nominated when there are chances of victory. Nitish, however, exchanged greetings with his Cabinet colleage Ashok Chaudhury and Speaker of Bihar Assembly Vijay Kumar Chaudhury. Kumar was picked by 17 non-NDA political parties as their candidate against NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind . He said that Kovind's name was announced first by the ruling party and the JD (U) did not have any objection to his name. Read More »

Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians

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More than 100 Iraqi Christians arrested in immigration raids earlier this month will get to stay in the United States-at least for another two weeks, according to an order issued yesterday by a federal judge in Detroit . "Many of the Petitioners are Chaldean Christians , who are widely recognized as targets of brutal persecution in Iraq". They believe it should be handled by an immigration court, according to Gina Balaya, public information officer for the USA attorney's office for the ... Read More »

China wants to expand cooperation with U.S., state councilor says

In addition, it will allow for exchanges on "ways to manage and narrow the differences between the United States and China on a range of strategic issues that affect both the diplomatic and the defense spheres", he explained. "This discussion elevates the level of dialogue with the Chinese in a way that in our view will enable in-depth consideration in areas of cooperation", he said. Read More »

Tusk Says May Plan Would Reduce Rights of EU Citizens in UK

It is one of the first issues we will look at". An editorial in former chancellor Mr Osborne's Evening Standard newspaper described Mrs May's offer as "an act of self-interest dressed up as a gesture of worldwide generosity" and accused the PM of blocking Mr Cameron's preferred unilateral option as home secretary. Read More »

Angela Merkel says Theresa May's Brexit proposals "not the breakthrough"

Tusk and other European Union leaders urged Britain to give more details on its proposal to guarantee the rights of the three million European Union citizens who now live in Britain. However, when May joined the summit yesterday she refused to agree to the proposed expiry date, instead outlining that this is still up for negotiation. Read More »

People with 'secular ideology' should stand with Meira Kumar: Congress

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Bihar JD (U) president Basistha Narayan Singh repeated the party's decision to support Kovind and made it clear that there was no going back on it. "It is not proper to make the Presidential poll an issue of political confrontation". "Pata nahi kaun si khichadi paki ki Nitish ne NDA ka samarthan kiya (Don't know what cooked up between them that he supported the NDA in the Presidential polls)", the RJD chief said. Read More »

Pelosi Under Fire from Dem Colleagues in Wake of Georgia Loss

In the Ossoff race, even though the 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional staffer ended up running a more centrist and not Trump-centric campaign, Republicans were able to zero in on the more than $23 million in donations Ossoff raised, largely from liberal enclaves like California and NY, and make an easy connection to Pelosi. Read More »

London police link 51-year-old man's death to mosque attack

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A man has been arrested and questioned by police after a van was driven into worshippers leaving local mosques shortly after midnight on Monday morning. Police said no one was actually attacked but the man was waving a shoe horn taken from the mosque at people. He was initially arrested in the early hours of Monday, after being held by bystanders to the attack, on suspicion of attempted murder, but the latest statement from the London Metropolitan Police made it clear he was also likely ... Read More »

Kovind files nomination in presence of PM, NDA CMs

The NDA candidate of Friday filed his nomination papers in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior NDA leaders. Before going in to file his nomination, Kovind along with the BJP top brass and the Prime Minister, linked their arms together and raised them in front of the media, in a display of strength. Read More »

BJP to file Ram Nath Kovind's nomination on 23 June

With huge numbers in his favour, Ram Nath Kovind, BJP's candidate for the post of president of the Indian Union, is sure to settle down at Raisina Hills soon. By picking Meira Kumar, 72, to contest against Mr Kovind, the opposition has turned it into a Dalit vs Dalit battle, seen as strategy to ensure the support of leaders like Mayawati, who said it would be hard for her to vote against a Dalit leader for the top post. Read More »

Sacramento Police Arrest Man Suspected of Spray Painting Swastikas on Church

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Investigators say 23-year-old Nico Traversie was identified as the suspect. Nico Kade Traversie, 23, already jailed by Citrus Heights police, got another charge of vandalism added for allegedly marring the exterior walls of St. Traversie remains in custody at the jail on $20,000 bail. Sacramento police are asking anyone who witnessed or has information about the church vandalism to contact the dispatch center at 916-264-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357. Read More »

Polygamous sect leader captured after almost a year on the run

An online log at the Minnehaha County, S.D., jail lists Jeffs as an inmate. Jeffs was released from jail last June while he awaited trial; but, The Post reported at the time, he "was confined to his Salt Lake County home with few exceptions, told he couldn't contact various people affiliated with the sect, and made to wear a Global Positioning System monitoring device". Read More »

Qatar says demands made by four Arab states not 'realistic'

After the attacks, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that his country had obtained intelligence showing that Saudi Arabia was "actively" propping up terrorist groups along Iranian eastern and western borders. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE have cut economic, diplomatic and travel ties with Qatar, which they accuse of funding terrorism, fomenting regional unrest and drawing too close to their enemy, Iran. Read More »

Afghan president inaugurates first air corridor with India

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Mr. Modi welcomed the formal opening of the dedicated service and said in a social media message, "Happy to welcome first Air Freight Corridor flight from Kabul ". There will be five flights every week from Kabul and Kandahar to India. After Afghanistan and Pakistan signed a transit trade agreement in 2010, Islamabad allowed Afghan trucks to carry goods up to the Indian border but barred them from ferrying any Indian goods through Pakistani territory. Read More »

Russia warships, submarine strike IS targets in Syria

Russian Federation is one of the strongest backers of Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and has been carrying airstrikes in the country since September 2015. It added the warning has been communicated through the de-confliction channels with Russian Federation and also in public. Dillon said that as Syrian government forces move toward Abu Kamal, "if they want to fight ISIS in Abu Kamal and they have the capacity to do so, then that would be welcomed". Read More »

DUP's Donaldson talks up Tory deal prospects as 'very good'

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The government ploughed on today with the Queen's Speech , the set piece in which it unveils its agenda for the parliament, without a final agreement on a deal . Being branded as "dinosaurs" was a minor insult by opposition parties in the United Kingdom, he added. Jeffrey Donaldson said the deal wouldn't endanger the Good Friday peace agreement. Read More »