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Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands

Under Qatari law, foreigners working in the country must secure their employer's consent to receive an exit permit allowing them to leave. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and other countries involved in the rift insist that Qatar sever all ties with terrorist groups, such as ISIS and Muslim Brotherhood . Read More »

Macron's party headed for commanding position in French election

The fledgling party of France's new centrist president Emmanuel Macron is set for a landslide victory in parliamentary elections, as early results from Sunday's first round of voting showed it taking more than 32 percent of the vote. Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front fell flat with 13 per cent of the vote. Pollsters projected her party, which is still reeling from her disappointing showing in the presidential run-off vote against Macron, will next week win just a small handful ... Read More »

Dallas Republican Pete Sessions says GOP plan doesn't resolve health care problem

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Heller is the most politically endangered Republican senator in 2018, by some distance. He became the fifth senator to say he won't vote for the measure in its current form. "If Republicans pass this bill, they're the death party". On Thursday, four of the Senate's most conservative members said the new plan failed to rein in the federal government's role. Read More »

Idaho drivers ranked most polite by survey

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Maine's neighbors New Hampshire and Vermont ranked 10th and 9th, respectively, and the infamous MA came in 21st, surprisingly - NY took the spot for dead last. By region, the West leads the statistics in courteous drivers, The South and Northeast were pretty much tied. The report by Kars4kids is part of a summer driving awareness campaign titled " Drive Human ". Read More »

After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

The uncompromising demands leave little prospect for a quick end to the biggest diplomatic crisis for years between Sunni Arab Gulf states. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A top United Arab Emirates official said Saturday the Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country's leadership over allegations it supports extremist ideology but are willing to cut ties altogether if it does not agree to their demands. Read More »

Camden apartments evacuated due to fire safety concerns

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London Fire Brigade's Assistant Commissioner for Fire Safety, Dan Daly said: "Our highly trained Inspecting Officers, working very closely with Camden Council , yesterday determined that essential works are required in these four buildings on the Charcot Estate". Read More »

London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

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I don't believe we can take any risks with our residents' safety". She said: "At the end of today, they told us they could not guarantee our residents' safety in those blocks and so I have made the really, really hard decision to move the people living there into temporary accommodation while we do the urgent works to guarantee safety". Read More »

How Analysts Feel About Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) After Increase in Sellers?

They set a "sell" rating and a $47.00 price objective on the stock. Several research analysts recently commented on TGT shares. 05/08/2017 - Gordon Haskett began new coverage on Target Corporation giving the company a "sell" rating. The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Sunday, September 10th. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 14th. Read More »

Frosty reception for Theresa May's proposals on EU citizens' rights post-Brexit

At a summit in Brussels, the 28 European Union leaders - 22 of them from nations that also are members of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - agreed to jointly develop or purchase military equipment such as drones. European Council President Donald Tusk said his first impression of the offer was that it fell short of expectations, while others said they would have to look at the details before determining whether the proposal reduced EU citizens' rights. Read More »

Israel gearing up to build in east Jerusalem

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The sources said that though the American delegation sympathized more with the Israeli side, Palestinian leaders will wait to see what comes of Abbas' meeting in Washington, slated for next month. The sources noted that the two U.S. officials have focused, during their encounter with Abbas, on the need to end incitement and to cut the salaries of Palestinian "detainees and deceased", who had perpetrated attacks against Israelis, instead of tackling the principle of the two-state solution. Read More »

California parents catch nanny beating son on cam

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Shocking footage revealed the nurse hired to look after their two-year-old special needs son was beating him. Landon's condition is a delicate one. "We had to force ourselves to watch it live". Maxim Healthcare Services , the company which employed Manalastas , said in a statement that she was sacked after they conducted their own investigation into the incident. Read More »

What the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Means for Your Grocery Bill

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Mackey had slammed the hedge-fund investors in an interview with Texas Monthly, calling them "greedy bastards" who were only interested in making a quick buck on the sale of the company. It is famous for its willingness to lose money year after year due to low prices and big investments in the company, so long as it is vastly increasing the customer base. Read More »

The Donald Trump-shaped hole in Queen Elizabeth II's speech

Stay informed: Sign up to our free weekly e-newsletter Subscribe to access all our online articles and receive our printed monthly newspaper The Connexion at your home. Shortly before the event, Buckingham Palace announced that the queen's husband, Prince Philip, 96, was admitted to hospital on Tuesday evening as a "precautionary measure". Read More »

Coroner reports cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher's system

Carrie Fisher's autopsy and toxicology reports have been concluded, and they reveal the troubled actress had taken multiple drugs before suffering a heart attack on board an global flight at the end of December. In her books, plays and interviews, Fisher had always been candid about her struggles with drug abuse and bipolar disorder . Among the factors that contributed to Fisher's death was buildup of fatty tissue in the walls of her arteries, the coroner's office said last week. Read More »

Who was James T. Hodgkinson?

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In a March 22 Facebook post, Hodgkinson, who turned his ire against Trump, who he described as a "traitor". Sen. Sanders said that the shooter had apparently volunteered on his 2016 presidential campaign. House of Representatives, and others. Hate Rhetoric Led to "Congressmen Dodging Bullets": Rep. Bill Schaumleffel reported that Hodgkinson was squeezing off five or six shots at a time and estimated that he fired about 50 shots total. Read More »

South Korea tests missile with warning to North

Saying that he wanted to evaluate South Korea's missile capability for himself, Moon added that he is now reassured. "A policy of embracing North Korea is possible when we have a defense capability that surpasses that of North Korea". His family and others have blamed North Korea for his condition. While the Blue House said that the Hyunmoo 2 missile that was successfully test launched was a key weapon in the "kill chain", created to counter North Korean nuclear weapon and missile attacks, ... Read More »

Show of support for Kovind

The term of President Pranab Mukherjee ends July 24. The first was K R Narayanan, who was in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in 1997-2002. NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind Friday filed his nomination papers for the Presidential polls and sought all-round support, vowing to keep the highest constitutional office above "party politics". Read More »

Mike Monico breaks down the brevity of Bill Cosby's defense

The fate of comedian Bill Cosby is now in the hands of the jury after both sides wrapped up their cases Monday in his sexual assault trial near Philadelphia. He then turned on the reporters present in the courtroom, saying "we're here because of them", suggesting that the media frenzy around Cosby was to blame for the dozens of women who have accused the " Cosby Show" star of assaulting them. Read More »

British PM promises European Union citizens can stay after Brexit

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Barnier, following the talks in a joint press conference with Davis, said: "Today we agreed on dates". In Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasised the unity of the remaining 27 European Union countries, who have been alarmed in recent weeks by May's threats to walk out of the talks. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire: United Kingdom police considering manslaughter charges

Police are considering manslaughter charges in the case, McCormack said, along with other "criminal offences and breaches of legislation and regulations". Documents and materials had been seized from a "number of organisations", she added. Police were also investigating companies involved in the building and refurbishment of the tower, and possible "health and safety and fire safety offences", she said. Read More »

Cause of Grenfell Tower fire

In a statement released earlier today (23 June) Metropolitan Police detective superintendent Fiona McCormack, who is overseeing the investigation, also said the cladding and insulation on Grenfell Tower had failed the police's own initial safety tests, carried out on its behalf by the Building Research Establishment (BRE). Read More »

Everything You Need To Know About The GOP Senate Health Care Bill

It would phase out Obamacare's expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor more gradually, waiting until after the 2020 presidential election, but would enact deeper cuts starting in 2025. "It locks in a massive (health care) funding disparity between expansion and non-expansion states", said Eric Borgerding, chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Hospital Association. Read More »

Opposition Chooses Meira Kumar As Its President Candidate

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After a meeting of 17 Opposition parties, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said Meira Kumar's name was selected unanimously by one and all. Congress President Sonia Gandhi announced the name of the senior party leader at a meeting of 17 parties, including the Left, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), DMK and the National Conference. Read More »

New Jersey Passes Bill to Teach Children How to Interact With Police

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Because this is what the world has come to-though I wonder if the assembly realizes that "mutual" means that it's not exclusively up to the kids to build said cooperation and respect. "Making it part of the school curriculum is the next logical step". While proponents of the new measure see it as a way to lower the rates of police shootings and brutality, its critics contend that the bill puts undue responsibility on individuals for their safety during interactions with law enforcement. Read More »