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Brexit bills presented in Queen's Speech, hat design in the spotlight

Speaking to Sky News , Johnson said that the trip would be going ahead, and was not mentioned during Wednesday's speech as a date had not yet been confirmed. "Not every problem can be solved by an act of parliament", she said. While Wednesday's speech is being used by some as an indication that a Trump state visit is off the cards, recent history could indicate otherwise. Read More »

Nine bodies recovered after landslide buries scores in China

At that hour, many residents would probably have been in their homes. Those earlier reported missing range from an 80-year-old man to a girl aged just two and a half, according to a list released by Aba Prefecture's government, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Read More »

Assad decamps from Syrian capital for holiday prayers


He said of those released, 588 were freed in the capital Damascus , Assad's seat of power. Up to 13,000 people died from 2011-15. He said most of the prisoners were from Damascus but there were others from across Syria , indicating the release was not linked to a particular deal regarding one rebel-held area. Read More »

Mercer, Harrison hit homers in Bucs' win


He's playing good defense. "There's a baseball player in there". He allowed just one earned run, walking two and whiffing five. In Cole's four losing starts from May 22 through June 8, he surrendered 23 runs in 19 1/3 innings. "Good for us. He's been tough on us here". Pittsburgh's Josh Bell laced a solo shot down the right-field line, but Jose Martinez countered with a liner that cleared the left-field wall two pitches after Jedd Gyorko drew a leadoff walk. Read More »

Health bill test of McConnell's leadership skills

Politifact notably named that claim its " Lie of the Year " in 2013. I don't think this kills the bill: Heller is the single most deserving of a lifeboat of any Republican senator, given his reelection circumstances, and McConnell may well have given him the nod to go ahead with this statement . Read More »

Rio Ferdinand sends message to Cristiano Ronaldo about Man United return


Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will take offers from Paris Saint-Germain and the Chinese Super League to his meeting in July with Real Madrid , according to a report. "But now in the case of Cristiano Ronaldo , we want to clarify once and for all that this rumour has no basis and must be referred to in the realm of fables". Read More »

Teenage girl falls eight metres from amusement park ride in NY

The girl, from DE, was in one of the ride's two-person cars with another child, a relative of hers, when it was stopped by an operator following a report someone was in distress, officials said. A representative from the theme park said the female guest was caught by a group of guests and security personnel standing below. A 47-year-old man was treated at hospital for a back injury he suffered while attempting to catch the falling teen. Read More »

PM Modi thanks Trump for warm welcome, looks forward to discussions


Earlier, Modi held bilateral talks with Portugal's Prime Minister Costa who is partially of Indian-origin. "Our close historical and friendly ties have picked up momentum after Prime Minister Antonio Costa's visit to India in January 2017", he said, adding that building on the recent discussions, both sides would review the progress of various joint initiatives and decisions. Read More »

At least eight miners die in explosion at Colombia coal mine


This was announced by the head of the National police of the country Jorge Nieto. Those arrested will be arraigned on charges including homicide and terrorism, he said. "It's hard for a father, to receive news like this, and not to know if he is alive or dead", he said. The MRP is not considered as prominent as major terrorist organizations in Colombia, The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN). Read More »

Liverpool complete signing of Mohamed Salah from Roma


However, since his move to the Italian side, the former Basel played again found his form and scored 29 goals in 65 appearances in two seasons for Roma . The winger has the technical attributes to make him a ideal fit to not only Klopp's attacking setup but also the manner in which he demands his players approach the game. Read More »

Trump attacks Obama again, asks if he didn't want to hurt Hillary


A former senior Obama administration official involved in White House deliberations on Russian Federation said: "It is the hardest thing about my entire time in government to defend, I feel like we sort of choked". The president has been quick to defend himself against any allegations suggesting his personal involvement with Russian Federation in terms of the election, tweeting that after months of investigation, there has been no evidence of "collusion". Read More »

Eid-al-Fitr 2017 Eid Mubarak


On Sunday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines declared a "humanitarian pause" on offensives to allow civilians to mark Eid'l Fitr in peace. The Coalition of Muslim Organisations, Ghana, (COMOG) has called on Muslim chiefs and the stakeholders in the Muslim Community to reconsider the way Eid is being celebrated by Muslim youth to reflect the good image of Islam. Read More »

Kushner visits family of officer murdered in Jerusalem attack


Kushner, a 36-year-old real estate developer with little experience of worldwide diplomacy and peace negotiations, arrived in Israel early on Wednesday and will spend barely 20 hours on the ground - he departs shortly after midnight. According to reports, Kushner conveyed Trump's personal condolences to the Malka family and asked to be briefed on the visit afterwards. Ahead of the arrival of the two envoys, the White House urged both Israel and the Palestinians to "create an environment ... Read More »

Thousands Pay Tribute To Otto Warmbier In Ohio


Cynthia Meis, his college admissions counselor from high school, said she admires the strength displayed by Warmbier's parents in the face of such loss and the glare of global media attention. His doctors said he suffered extensive brain damage. US President Donald Trump blamed "the brutality of the North Korean regime" for Warmbier's death and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who had advocated dialogue with the North, said Pyongyang had a "heavy responsibility" in the events leading up ... Read More »

More Americans Believe Comey Over Trump

Asked if he was trying to keep Comey honest, Trump added: "It wasn't very stupid, I can tell you that. He was - he did admit that what I said was right". He doesn't come back and think about Nixon and Watergate. "It would be a very, very sad day for Republicans if she steps down", Trump said. Trump's earlier suggestion about tapes evoked the secret White House recordings that led to Richard Nixon's downfall in the Watergate scandal. Read More »

Senate Health Bill Called 'Anti-Rural'

Sandoval said he would do "everything in my power" to make sure those people can maintain the quality of life they now have. States with a large population receiving Medicare, health insurance for seniors, or Medicaid, government-subsidised insurance for low-income or disabled people, may be negatively affected by the bill in its current draft . Read More »

Portugal, Mexico zoom into S/final — FIFA Confederations Cup

The world No.8 side were a class above the hard-working Kiwis, nailing two goals in each quarter in an emphatic display which leaves them top of Group A ahead of Mexico . Defender Michael Boxall and substitute Kosta Barbarouses also went close. New Zealand will do their best to disrupt their flow, but will struggle against the class of their opposition. Read More »

After string of defeats, Democrats rudderless in Trump era

The main argument against Pelosi from her Democratic detractors is that more than 30 years in Washington and hundreds of millions of dollars in attack ads against her have taken their toll when it comes to public opinion. Former Ohio Senate Minority Leader, Joe Schiavoni says elections should not be about Trump. Ford, as Kornacki noted earlier in the interview , lost the 2002 race for Democratic leader by a tally of 177-29. Read More »

Wounded GOP Rep Steve Scalise out of intensive care

More on this as it develops. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia , a House colleague told CNN, in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack". Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, is holding a blood drive for Scalise at the Capitol. Barth was shot in the leg and has already been released from the hospital. Read More »

Russia claims to have killed Daesh leader, other militants


The spokesman for the U.S. -led anti-Islamic State coalition, U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon, said in an email, "We can not confirm these reports at this time". Baghdadi has been rumoured wounded or killed a number of times in the past. If confirmed, his death marks a major success for Russian Federation, which has conducted a military campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since September 2015. Read More »

Brexit will lead to lower living standards, warns George Soros

During the hours of discussions on the first day of long negotiations the officials took a short break to pose for photographs while holding gifts. Earlier, EU president Donald Tusk had channelled John Lennon's "Imagine" as he said he hoped Brexit could be reversed - though others immediately poured cold water on the idea. Read More »

Iran says missile strike targeting ISIS was warning to US, Saudis

The attacks have showcased the depth of Iran's military presence in Syria: Iranian drones launched from areas around Damascus allowed Revolutionary Guard commanders to assess the damage done by the missiles in real-time. A long-range Iranian missile is test-fired in December 2016. The advance brought the Bir Qassab area under the control of government forces, it said, quoting a military source . Read More »