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GOP considers cancelling August recess to salvage agenda


But tax reform has not yet got out of the starting blocks, while healthcare reform is looking doubtful in the Senate. "Are they going to get all 52 Senate Republicans to do this?" the aide asked. The plan appears to have White House backing. The group said earlier this month that Congress must remain in session this summer to "continue working to accomplish the priorities of the American people". Lire la suite »

Qatar says fighter jets deal shows deep USA support


Qatar is an important base for the U.S. military carrying out operations against Islamic State militants and other groups in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and beyond. Al Udeid Air Base is home to more than 11,000 U.S. and coalition troops. Washington has voiced growing concern about the impact of the diplomatic crisis on its military operations against IS, just as they come to a climax in the jihadists' Iraq and Syria bastions, Mosul and Raqa. Lire la suite »

Modi's party backs low-caste leader for president of India


According to PTI, it is not certain if the BJP would announce the name of its nominee today. The presidential election is expected to be a close affair this time as neither the ruling BJP nor the opposition parties have the numbers on their side to unilaterally elect the next president of India, the highest post in the country. Lire la suite »

Tropical storms likely to form in Gulf, Atlantic


Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph and extend about 60 miles from the center. Forecasters say a tropical storm warning is in effect from High Island on the upper Texas coast all the way to the mouth of the Pearl River at the state line of Louisiana and Mississippi. Lire la suite »

FIFA warns Mexico over "insulting" chants at Confederations Cup in Russia

Russia's Fedor Smolov , center, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Confederations, Cup Group A soccer match between Russia and New Zealand , at the St.Petersburg stadium in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturd. Russia's fast start contrasted with New Zealand seeming unsettled early in a game that began after an unusual pre-match ceremony. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has described VAR as "the future of modern football" following criticism of the technology during the ... Lire la suite »

A Moscou, Le Drian promet un nouvel "esprit de confiance" aux Russes


Mais le nouveau chef d'Etat français a fixé un nouveau cap: la reprise du dialogue avec la puissance russe. Si les initiatives concernant les zones de désescalade sont réalisées nous aurions pour la première fois un désengagement entre les parties au conflit et les terroristes, a-t-il ajouté lors d'une conférence de presse commune avec le chef de la diplomatie française Jean-Yves Le Drian. Lire la suite »

Narendra Modi corners Pakistan on terror, tells China to respect mutual concerns

Calling it one of the biggest violators of human rights and values, he said that the coordination between SCO countries is an important part of the fight against terrorism and extremism. “We have extensive cooperation with SCO nations. He also thanked SCO countries for granting membership to India. The remarks by the Prime Minister are assumed significant as recently India boycotted Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing where more than 29 world leaders were participants. Lire la suite »

The Supreme Court rejects rule banning offensive trademarks


He had expected the Supreme Court to offer a more narrowly tailored opinion , but he views the ruling as consistent with the justices' previous stances on free speech. "If they feel like they can no longer speak against positive social change, good", she said in a 2016 interview with Kirsten Powers. But be that as it may, the broader question has to do with the "nuance" requirements implied here. Lire la suite »

Three Workers Hurt In Astoria Construction Accident


Neighbor Irene Sanitate, 67, said crews have been working on the home for about two months and were loudly drilling against her wall Tuesday morning. The FDNY says two of the workers were trapped in the residential construction site. The construction materials punched through the roof and fell all the way down to the basement level, the FDNY said. It is reportedly a two-story building that has been permitted to add a third story. Lire la suite »

Official Shared Posts Critical Of Chandrababu Naidu On Facebook. Sacked


Mr Rao had retired in January 2016 and was later was appointed to head the state-run body that has a budget of over 170 crore rupees and looks after the concerns of the Brahmin community in the state. "If the chief minister thought I should have behaved like a TDP nominee, I am sorry, I would never become one", he said. "I have posted and commented from (US President) Donald Trump to crops in Srikakulam (district of the state)". Lire la suite »

Edouard Philippe: "pas impossible" que le gouvernement comprenne de nouveaux membres LR


La semaine dernière, Édouard Philippe avait déjà prévenu qu'en cas de dérapage, toute une série de mesures serait mise en place. Conformément à la tradition, le Premier ministre a "remis la démission de son gouvernement " au chef de l'Etat "qui l'a acceptée ", avant de le renommer et de le charger de former une nouvelle équipe, a-t-on ajouté de même source. Lire la suite »

Spicer seeks more strategic role at White House

When he was asked why the White House has recently diminished the number of daily press briefings in favor of off-camera gaggles, chief strategist Steve Bannon replied, "Sean got fatter ". Spicer was attempting to condemn Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons, and tried to clarify that he understood Hitler had brought Jews "into the Holocaust centers". Lire la suite »

Syria brings new urgency to easing US-Russia tensions

It's an effort made more complicated by the increasingly messy battlefield in the Arab country, which includes deepening Iranian involvement - its first missile foray into Syria occurred Sunday - and an ongoing probe in the United States into Russian meddling in the presidential election. Lire la suite »

Orlando Marks Anniversary of Pulse Nightclub Massacre


At 2:02 a.m., the time of the shooting, all 49 names were read. Outside the nightclub, which the owners have turned into a memorial, victims, survivors' families , local officials and club employees gathered for a memorial at 2 a.m., the same time Mateen opened fire on the crowded club. Lire la suite »

Portugal declares three-day national mourning for victims of deadly forest fires

Reinforcements are due to arrive today, including more water-dropping planes from Spain, France and Italy as part of a European Union cooperation program. The fire began on Saturday afternoon and is burning in the mountainous area of Pedrogao Grande, about 120 miles (193 km) northeast of Lisbon. The prime minister said the death toll could rise as firefighters inspected charred remains of some buildings in remote villages. Lire la suite »

Man who shot congressman a Sunders supporter


Investigators have not determined the objective of the list and they are still trying to determine its meaning. A Republican lawmaker practicing for a charity baseball game on Wednesday was shot by an angry gunman who had earlier posted hate messages against President Donald Trump and other Republicans on social media. Lire la suite »

Écrasante majorité en vue pour Macron — France


Les titres des quotidiens nationaux de lundi ne laissent aucun doute sur la couleur de la future "chambre bleu Macron" (L'Humanité). Des observateurs ont relevé deux acteurs principaux de ces élections, à savoir la montée en puissance du mouvement politique d'Emmanuel Macron , un mois juste après son élection à la présidence de la République, et l'abstention historique qui a atteint un niveau record au cours de ce premier tour sous la Ve République. Lire la suite »

Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

He could not confirm media reports that the person had been wearing an explosive vest, and it was not clear whether the person shot was still alive. Belgium has been on high alert since suicide bombers killed 32 people on the Brussels subway and at an airport in March 2016. On June 20th, 2017 at around 8:49 pm an explosion occurred at Brussels Central station. Lire la suite »

Russian Federation threatens after U.S. downs Syrian warplane


SDF fighters are aligned with the Americans in the campaign against the Islamic State group. The U.S. Central Command said , however, that the Syrian plane bombed U.S. The Dutch government is sending a military refueling plane to Kuwait to assist the USA -led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Lire la suite »

Google's Project Fi helps you pay your share of the phone bill


When the bill is ready, Project Fi can notify the members of a plan to pay the plan owner. It shows the amounts various people paid or owe as well as the full bill amount. According to Google, its group plans efforts are likely to be appreciated by many, since group mobile phone plans are more popular than ever. This week the folks at Google have split the bill up for users of Google Fi. Lire la suite »

Kansas Supreme Court to hear school funding case July 18

Each political party tries to gain the upper hand by concentrating the opposition into a small number of electoral districts and then spreading its own vote across more districts in which it can achieve a comfortable win. The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will consider Wisconsin's redistricting lawsuit. In its opinion striking down the Wisconsin map, the lower court invoked the 1st Amendment and the 14th Amendment's equal protection formula in defining an ... Lire la suite »

Venezuela calls countries "lap dogs" at OAS Mexico meeting


The OAS, a grouping of 35 independent countries of the Americas, including Venezuela , has been working on an approach to respond to the situation, but perceived USA influence over the organisation has proved unsettling for Maduro and seemingly for some Caricom members. Lire la suite »