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Blasts in Pakistani city of Parachinar kill 15

Authorities were taking the wounded and dead to hospitals. "The death toll has now risen to 37, the number of injured people is more than 150", he said. "Such acts of terrorism will be dealt with full power of the state", Sharif said. People were at the market buying food for iftar, the meal breaking the fast in the evening during the holy month of Ramadan. Read More »

Why it would be tough for Dems to quit Nancy Pelosi

Around the same time House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was declaring she had broad support to remain the top Democratic leader and jabbing back at her critics, a group of her colleagues met privately to brainstorm on whether there was a way to force her out. Read More »

WB Govt. honoured with UN Public Service Award for Kanyashree Prakalpa

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She further said that receiving the first prize from the United Nations was a huge honour and recognition. The scheme that provides cash incentives to almost 4.33 million girls statewide has won six different awards, including the National E-governance Award 2014-2015 by the Narendra Modi government's Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances department. Read More »

North Korea carries out another rocket engine test

He condemned the North Korean regime, describing it as "brutal", and said that his administration was determined to "prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency". Read More »

North Korea denies torturing USA student Warmbier: KCNA

The meeting of top U.S. and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs was held a day after President Donald Trump said Chinese efforts to use its leverage with Pyongyang had failed, raising fresh doubts about his administration's strategy for countering the threat from North Korea. Read More »

Korea tests new rocket engine: USA media

The U.S. government source believes the rocket engine could propel an ICBM over 55-hundred kilometers and that the goal of the engine is to target the U.S. South Korea began developing Hyunmoo-2 after a 2012 agreement with its ally, the United States, to increase the range of its weapons to 800 kilometers (500 miles) and raise the warhead limit to 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds). Read More »

Senate's version of health care plan is terrible

However, the four senators do appear open to negotiations and amendments that could turn their "no" to a "yes". "I have deep concerns with the details of the U.S. He said many Alaskans are being forced to buy insurance they can't afford and can't use. Rather, it removes any plan which provides coverage for abortion services - with exceptions made only in cases where abortion is "necessary to save the life of the mother" or in the case of "an act of rape or incest" - from the definition ... Read More »

South Korea Tests Missile As President Speaks Of Need To 'Dominate' North

It's a twist on the typical pattern on the Korean Peninsula, where North Korean state media frequently issue reports about leader Kim Jong Un observing missile tests that it says are needed to combat South Korean and USA hostility. It also comes at a time when the USA has reported increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site. The military said the missile, a Hyunmoo-2 with a range of up to 800 kilometers (nearly 500 miles), hit its target accurately. Read More »

China working to ease N. Korea situation

He handles North Korean issues for the Department of State and met with North Korean officials in Norway and NY about Warmbier's release. His family blame the pariah state and parents Fred and Cindy Warmbier said in a statement: 'The bad torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced'. Read More »

Kovind is supported by the majority, his victory is sure: Naidu

The bill was passed in the Upper House of the Parliament with all JD (U) members backing it. Sharad Yadav was then in Lok Sabha; the bill did not come there. Chief Minister Palaniswami who also took part in the nominations returned without any interaction with media persons. However, JD (U) refused to sign as a proposer or seconder for Kovind's nomination and also kept away when he filed his nomination papers. Read More »

Georgia's first republican woman elected to Congress

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The two most recent special elections , both contests for congressional seats in the House of Representatives, were held in SC and Georgia, the latter marking, as noted by CNBC, the most expensive House race in history. "And I'm not sure that that's there yet". "I am a Democrat ". In fact, she said she's "worth the trouble". Handel ran as much against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her "San Francisco values" as she did against Ossoff , portraying the Democrat as ... Read More »

Trump Is Using FBI Investigation to Raise Money on Facebook

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Conway on Monday told Fox & Friends that nobody has told Trump that he's under investigation, and instead, Trump's tweet last week was a response to "a Washington Post report that included five anonymous sources". "Why don't you just pick up the phone and call Bob Mueller and ask whether or not your client has any role in their investigation?" The anchor continued, "The idea that Mueller wouldn't be looking at the circumstances surrounding the firing of the director of the Federal ... Read More »

China's top diplomat holds talks with Donald Trump on North Korea

Speaking after talks in Washington on June 21 between high-ranking USA and Chinese officials , Tillerson said "China understands the United States regards North Korea as our top security threat ". The comments published by KCNA were North Korea's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a US hospital Monday after it released him for what it called humanitarian reasons. Read More »

VW Ex-Manager Should Stay in Germany: Lawyer in Bild

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It was unfortunate that the sixth executive, Oliver Schmidt, chose a winter vacation seeing the sights in Florida. He is still sitting in jail awaiting trial. According to Sueddeutsche Zeitung , the five former executives and developers, as well as two executives under former CEO Martin Winterkorn, were indicted by USA authorities for conspiracy to commit fraud and for violation of the US environmental rules. Read More »

FACT CHECK: Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed

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Their presence there tonight, Trump said, was evidence that the country was "more unified than ever before". Trump on Thursday slammed Mexico in a tweet emphasizing on his pledge to "build the wall". "Add some money to it!" And you get the president - this is the president of Goldman Sachs. "I love all people". "It would be a attractive, lovely thing if we could get together as two parties that love our country and come up with that great healthcare and come up with that great tax deal ... Read More »

North Korea tests new rocket engine - U.S. media

It could be one stage of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) engine that would be able to reach the United States, the officials said. Saying that he wanted to evaluate South Korea's missile capability for himself, Moon added that he is now reassured. Read More »

Wounded congressman Scalise transferred from ICU

Last night at the White House congressional picnic, President Trump said that Scalise's condition was continuing to improve. Another Alexandria shooting victim, Matt Mika, is also now in "good condition" and out of the intensive care unit, according to a spokesperson for George Washington University Hospital. Read More »

Fifth Republican senator opposes chamber's health-care bill

Medicaid now covers at least 25 million low income women, according to Kaiser, and about half of all children in the USA, including 60% of disabled children. The Guardian reported June 22 that four Republican senators were preparing to reveal their opposition to the legislation, albeit for very different reasons than Obama. Read More »

Car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20

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At least 18 people were killed and almost 100 others injured in twin explosions that went off in Pakistan's northwestern town of Parachinar bordering Afghanistan, according to Associated Press . The incident was condemned by Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Read More »

Senate healthcare overhaul: Hopes and hurdles

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He said on Wednesday he wanted a health plan "with heart". This fund is something that is not consistent with conservative philosophy because it's the government giving money to insurance companies. The legislation would also overhaul Medicaid , capping federal spending at a per-person allotment rather than the open-ended funding now allowed under the program. Read More »

USA would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

This could out US and Russian forces in direct conflict. Damascus and its allies have long argued that they are the essential partner to any worldwide effort in Syria, portraying all opposition forces as terrorist groups. A similar drone was shot down in the same location after it dropped munitions near coalition forces on June 8. Bassam Abu Abdullah, a professor of International Relations at Damascus University, said the advances by pro-Assad troops undermined US plans in the area to ... Read More »

EU's Tusk says British offer on expats' rights "below expectations"

While these initial offers appear to have gone down well with EU leaders, the Prime Minister could be on something of a collision course with her European counterparts over her demands for the UK's courts. The British prime minister stressed that her government wanted to protect the rights of EU citizens in the United Kingdom - and the rights of United Kingdom expats in other European countries. Read More »