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Albania votes in election seen as key toward EU

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When the polls closed, the preliminary turnout from the 19 percent of stations reporting participation figures was 43.9 percent, compared to 53.5 percent four years ago. Police investigating the incident said they found a cartridge but no injured person was taken to the hospital. They have not said whether they might rule together in coalition. Read More »

Qatar publishes demands made by Arab countries

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On June 5, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic ties and transportation with Qatar , accusing it of supporting terrorism, a charge which Doha has denied. Turkey's president said his country "admires and embraces" Qatar's attitude, while slamming the demands by arguing they contradict worldwide law. Read More »

Turkey president Erdogan backs Qatar

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On Thursday, the four nations presented a rigid 13-point ultimatum to Doha , giving the country a ten day deadline to comply if it wants the air, land and sea blockade lifted. Though the demands include conditions that Qatar already has insisted it would never meet, the list answers the growing call from the United States and from Qatar for the countries to put their grievances in writing. Read More »

The Better Care Reconciliation Act will Devastate our Country's Health

Heller said it is a "lie" that the Senate Republican health care bill would lower premiums. Health-care advocacy groups on Thursday decried the cuts to Medicaid . Sandoval said he would do "everything in my power" to make sure those people can maintain the quality of life they now have. House GOP bill: Loosens the age restriction so insurers can charge older adults up to 5 times more. Read More »

Israeli Settlement Building Soars In West Bank

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Jared Kushner , the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, and Jason Greenblatt , his lead worldwide negotiator, will meet with leaders from both sides after accompanying Trump on his visit to the region last month. Most of the world considers settlements built on occupied land illegal under worldwide law, a position Israel disputes. Most countries view Israeli settlement activity as illegal and an obstacle to peace. Read More »

Tech Titans Gather at White House to Modernize Government

She completed the gorgeous look with taupe colored high heels. During the event, Trump said , " Today many of our agencies rely on painfully outdated technology, and yet, we have the greatest people in technology". Cook will join several other heavy hitters in the tech industry , including Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, at what the White House is calling an " American Technology Council roundtable". Read More »

Hamas, PFLP, ISIS Buck over Claiming Recent Jerusalem Attack

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Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said Hadas Malka , 23, was responding to an attack nearby when a Palestinian assaulted her with a knife. The three armed Palestinians who were shot dead after killing the officer belonged to local Islamist and leftist movements, Hamas, which rules the Gaza strip, said. Read More »

Wonder Woman lassoes true in fight against evil

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But months later, when Jenkins watched the finished cut in London, she realized there was something missing. A little girl said "When I grow up I want to speak hundreds of languages like Diana ". Princess Peach had the same role, always waiting to be rescued. "Shabbat Shalom!" she wrote at the time. Well, we are just glad today that she did indeed consider acting as a profession. Read More »

Democrats Weigh Future After Another Election Loss

She has been a great leader, but like every leader, time immemorial, it's time for people to know when to go", Rice said . "I serve at the pleasure of my caucus and my caucus is overwhelmingly supportive", she insisted. Pelosi isn't in danger of losing the leadership perch she's long held, though she did fend off her toughest challenge ever last fall from Rep. Tim Ryan , D-Ohio, who argued the party needed someone who better understood the rural, working-class voters that were critical to ... Read More »

Calls for Hammond to take over as UK PM

The Brexit Secretary, who this week began negotiations with the European Union over the UK's departure, confessed he is "not certain" the Government will achieve its aims from the talks. But he said he had not apologised to her about his advice because he "didn't design the campaign". Asked what message he would like to send Tory MPs seeking a leadership battle, he said: "Don't be so self-indulgent". Read More »

Donald Trump Isn't Just Being Investigated for Collusion with Russian Federation

The Deputy Attorney General appointed Mueller as Special Counsel to oversee the FBI's investigation into the possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia's meddling in the election. But Trump has publicly said he was going to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein's recommendation. The White House has denied any collusion, and Trump has repeatedly complained about the probe, saying Democrats can not accept his election win. Read More »

Price backs Senate health care bill, admits getting votes will be tough

An outside political group aligned with the White House , America First Policies, said it is planning an advertising campaign targeting Heller for his opposition to the bill. "Certainly in Iowa, we've been impacted and affected by what the state has done", he said, "in terms of attempting to privatize the Medicaid program". Read More »

Russian Federation offers asylum to former US FBI director Comey

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He went on to compare Comey to Edward Snowden , the former National Security Agency contractor who has been living in Russian Federation since 2013, after providing a trove of highly classified material to journalists. PUTIN: (Through interpreter) We would be ready to offer political asylum to Mr. Comey if he's persecuted in the U.S. Operators take live calls during the Direct Line session with Russia's President Vladimir Putin . Read More »

Police say London attackers wore fake explosive belt

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The use of cheap knives underscores the concern among counter-terrorism investigators that low-cost everyday items that are readily available and which would be impossible and undesirable to place under restrictions could be used as weapons by terrorists . Read More »

Top Democrat says Senate health bill has '50-50' chance of passing

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said, in the wake of his party's most recent loss in a congressional special election, Democrats "better stand for something". He said he plans to unveil one this summer. "They always blame the leader. It's what we were missing, and it's not going to be baby steps - it's going to bold". Read More »

Water-dropping plane crashes during forest fires in Portugal

Civil protection officials say they expect the blazes to be under control soon, but warn that soaring temperatures are hampering efforts. He said there might have been some other event that misled people and spoke of the possibility of a "hot-dog stand" blowing up and that teams had been sent to the scene. Read More »

Two members of European Union training mission killed in Africa

One of the victims of Sunday's attack was Portuguese and one Cameroonian, the security source said. Mali security forces killed five of the assailants, the security minister said on Monday. Mali's security minister announced Monday that a Chinese national had died from injuries sustained in the Sunday afternoon attack. The U.S. State Department warned about a week ago of possible attacks on Western diplomatic missions and other locations in Bamako frequented by Westerners. Read More »

Congress hits back at PM Modi for Emergency remark

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President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. Elaborate arrangements are being done by the White House kitchen for Trump?s dinner with Modi. We're really seeking to roll out the red carpet. During his visit, Modi will also meet top American CEOs of global giants, including Apple, Microsoft and Google, here, with issues ranging from visas, investment and job creation expected to occupy centerstage during the discussions. Read More »

Overturned Oil Tanker Explodes in Pakistan, Killing 120

The death toll from an oil tanker fire in Pakistan has risen to 153, with dozens more in a critical condition, and the fatalities are expected to increase. Mohammad Baqar , a senior rescue official in the area. Authorities warned that the death toll could rise in the accident near Bahawalpur , a city of of about 1 million people near the Indian border. Read More »

Obama on Senate proposal: It's 'not a health care bill'

The Senate bill would make the payments through 2019, but then cut them off. Indeed, it's entirely possible Heller made this decision with McConnell's blessing: had the Nevada Republican supported this health care monstrosity, his odds of getting re-elected, which are already suspect , would get quite a bit worse. Read More »

Trump finds Mueller's relationship with Comey 'bothersome'

The White House is letting President Donald Trump's tweet Thursday - asserting that he had not taped former FBI Director James Comey - stand as the President's official statement. Eight percent of respondents said they believe both Trump and Comey, while 21 percent responded that they believe neither of them. He doesn't come back and think about Nixon and Watergate. Read More »

Mourners remember United States student held prisoner by North Korea

Hundreds of mourners turned out Thursday to pay final respects to Otto Warmbier , the United States student imprisoned for more than a year by North Korea and sent back home in a coma that proved fatal. They say there was no evidence he suffered from botulism . Warmbier was laid to rest in Wyoming, Ohio, on Thursday, June 22. The death of Warmbier has inflamed already high tensions between the United States and North Korea. Read More »

Saudi 'Game of Thrones': Change is coming

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The elevation of Mohammed bin Salman marked the culmination of several years of change within the power structure of the Saudi royal family, the New York Times reports , as some older princes have found themselves sidelined and some younger princes have steadily accrued more responsibilities. Read More »