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Once again, Jon Ossoff proves you can't buy an election


But after Donald Trump took office and Republicans dove into their agenda of repealing former President Barack Obama's health care law, Democrats' united opposition papered over their divisions and their generational divides. While Rice acknowledged the credit Pelosi has been given by her colleagues for being a great fundraiser, Rice noted that the money hasn't helped Democrats win elections. Read More »

US OK's sale of drones to India


In a city with a new administration that is upending and dismantling nearly everything from the Obama years - from health care to Gulf policy - American outlook towards India , at least in terms of geo-politics, appears to be one of the few constants. Read More »

Brexit Talks Finally Begin, Britain Caves In to EU Agenda

Space rockets will be launched from British soil for the first time under plans to be announced by Prime Minister Theresa May this week as she tries to show that she can get things done despite losing her Parliamentary majority in this month's election. Read More »

Donald Trump to restrict Cuba travel and trade in latest Obama rollback

The new policy will prohibit Americans from spending money at businesses owned by the Cuban military through its Grupo de Administracion Empresarial S.A. "We want the relationship very much to be one in which we encourage people through economic interaction and that process has hopefully been started", an official told reporters Thursday. Read More »

Militants cling to 20 percent of Philippines town after three-week siege

As teenagers in the 1990s, the brothers seemed like ordinary young men, said a neighbor of the Maute family: they studied English and the Koran, and played basketball in the streets. "We had to take cover several times when we saw a sniper". A presidential spokesman said Saturday it would take at least two more weeks to clear the embattled city. Read More »

Cop lynched: Two arrested, third identified, says JK Police


They said that when people tried to catch Pandith and stop him from taking photos, he allegedly fired several shots from his pistol, injuring three people. "Further investigation is underway", Vaid said. "The day their patience wanes away, then, I believe, things will be difficult.I appeal the people that there is still time and we should understand.The police force is our own force, they are our children and such a treatment is shameful", the Chief Minister said. Read More »

Minor flooding reported from Cindy in South

That's the good news, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said in Baton Rouge. "The impact of rain can be hundreds of miles away". Emergency officials are monitoring the forecast for the greater Charleston area where heavy rain is expected, according to the Kanawha County Commission. Read More »

Could Senate health-care bill make opioid crisis 'worse'?


Heller's seat is up for reelection next year, and a Democrat won Nevada's other Senate seat by a 2.4 percent margin in 2016. Several other Republicans, including moderate Susan Collins of ME, are still undecided about the legislation. In a joint statement , Cruz, Johnson, Paul and Lee said they oppose the bill because it does not fully repeal the Affordable Care Act . The bill would continue the Affordable Care Act's enhanced Medicaid expansion funding until 2021, and then phase it out ... Read More »

Saudi, most Gulf Arabs start Eid al-Fitr on Sunday

By not hosting an iftar dinner to mark Ramadan, President Trump broke with an annual tradition upheld by the past three administrations. The senior general on Saturday sent separate messages to the military officials and commanders of the Islamic countries, offering warm wishes on the occasion of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which celebrates the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Read More »

Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin legislative district case

The lower court agreed that this was exactly the type of standard that the Supreme Court was talking about, and it struck down the state redistricting plan as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander . "Wisconsin's gerrymander was one of the most aggressive of the decade, locking in a large and implausibly stable majority for Republicans in what is otherwise a battleground state", said redistricting expert Thomas Wolf of the Brennan Center. Read More »

Donald Trump wishes Muslims 'warm greetings' for Eid

Official Twitter for Haramain, which gives updates about Makkah and Madinah, announced the sighting of the moon. He underlined Saudi Arabia's efforts to serve pilgrims, the holy places, Islam and Muslims everywhere. In UAE, a 4-day vacation would be observed across sectors, beginning today. In Qatar, the holidays would last for the entire week. Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has urged Muslim faithful to continue to live in peace and unity as the celebrate the Eid-el-Fitri. Read More »

WT...? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym


Taekwondo is a Korean traditional martial art but has been the subject of a bitter North-South rivalry. ITF athletes generally have not competed in the World Taekwondo Championship or the Olympics because their fighting styles are incompatible. Read More »

Qatar says Saudi-led list of demands "unreasonable"

Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told reporters in Dubai on Saturday that his country and its allies, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain, do not want "regime change" in Qatar , but a "behavioral change". "It would be wiser that ( Qatar ) deal seriously with the demands and concerns of the neighbours or a divorce will take place", he wrote on Twitter. Read More »

London council evacuates tower blocks as fire fallout widens

The Premier Inn hotel chain has also raised concerns about the cladding on some of its buildings and has sought expert help to address those issues. Peter Bertram, 94, who has lived at the complex for 46 years, said the evacuation came in a "rush". Georgina Gould, the leader of Camden Council, is now advising "in the strongest possible terms" that residents who are still inside the 22-storey buildings on the Chalcots Estate should leave. Read More »

Kidambi Srikanth wins Australian Open Super Series

The world no.11 Srikanth won 22-20 21-16 in a 45-minute clash against the world no.6 Chinese, who is also the current All England champion. Srikanth had earlier beaten the Chinese at the quarters of the Singapore Open in April. Yes, Srikanth appears all set to claim the thunder Down Under. Soon after Srikanth was able to turn the game as he won by a big margin of 21-16. It must not be forgotten that Chen is temperamentally extremely strong. Read More »

Otto Warmbier: North Korea denies mistreating USA student

Dennis Rodman suggested Friday that he is partly responsible for the release of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier , who died Monday after being released by North Korea . The Ohio hometown of Otto Warmbier, who died after his return from 17 months in detention in North Korea, gathered at the 22-year-old's alma mater on June 22, 2017 to bid him farewell. Read More »

Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'fair' after baseball field shooting

Over the weekend Scalise showed signs of improvement being more responsive with family members and was then upgraded to serious condition according to Medstar. Matt Mika , a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was also shot. Scalise, 51, who represents Louisiana and is the third-ranking Republican in the House, was standing at second base when the shooting started. Read More »

S. Korea keeps close tabs on NK missile development

This news comes on the same day the US military said it failed to shoot-down a ballistic missile using an interceptor missile fired from a USA warship. "For instance, if the American side completely stopped big, large-scale military exercises temporarily or permanently, then we will also temporarily stop". Read More »

Over Rs.2 lakh fine for UP village man for divorcing wife


The father of the woman says she got married two years ago to a man of Hayatnagar village. On June 1, in a fit of rage, Turk pronounced triple talaq on his wife. Liyaqat Hussain, Islamic scholar, who attended the panchayat said, "You can't pronounce triple talaq as you wish, at one go". "We are also requesting people that if the differences occur between the couple, then after uttering talaq the first time, the woman's family should be informed". Read More »