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Dem loss in Georgia special election underscores challenges

Even if Democrat Jon Ossoff was able to win the Georgia special election over Republican Karen Handel , it wouldn't have really been a win. "For you to suggest that I would do anything to negatively effect her is absolutely outrageous and unacceptable", Handel said . Read More »

Une Assemblée présidentielle — Législatives

Vague ou raz-de-marée? Seule l'ampleur de la victoire du parti présidentiel la République en Marche (REM ) fait encore question. Dimanche dernier, l'abstention avait déjà atteint un niveau record depuis 1958 , à 51,29 %. Car Les Républicains , le Front national et la France insoumise se disputent tous les trois la place de premier opposant. Il avait été investi par le Parti communiste, la France insoumise, Europe écologie-Les Verts et Ensemble. Read More »

Saudi Arabia rewrites succession plan months after Trump meeting

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The surprising announcement came after two and a half years of significant changes in the kingdom that began with the war launched by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, the cut in oil subsidies and the privatization of the national oil company Aramco. Mohammed also chairs a body overseeing state oil giant Saudi Aramco . Bin Salman, meanwhile, will maintain his position as defense minister, holding responsibility for one of the world's biggest arms budgets as well as the kingdom's military intervention ... Read More »

United Kingdom government attempt stalled by Northern Ireland

Mr McFadden, who is a member of the cross-party Brexit Select Committee, said: "The fact that The Conservatives are reliant on cobbling together a deal with the DUP to survive in Government shows how badly they miscalculated in calling an early election for no better reason than enjoying a big opinion poll lead". Read More »

Spicer: Trump wants healthcare bill 'with heart'

John Thune, R-S.D., told reporters that the Senate effort would likely postpone until 2023 its phase-out of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, which gave health coverage to 15 million more Americans. M) WASHINGTON , DC (June 21, 2017) – The Alliance for the Adoption of Innovations in Medicine (Aimed Alliance) – a not-for-profit working to improve health care in the US – today released Quality Health Care in the United States: A Roadmap for Consumer-Focused Reform with ten reform ... Read More »

Philippines launches offensive in Marawi, aims to end battle by weekend

President Rodrigo Duterte visited a school where people who fled from Marawi are being housed and apologised for their plight, especially since it was Ramadan. The Health department has a Unified Command Center in Iligan City housing personnel from Northern Mindanao and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Read More »

US Officials Mull N. Korean Response After Death of Otto Warmbier

President Donald Trump issued a statement on Monday about Warmbier's death that said in part, "Otto's fate deepens my Administration's determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency". Read More »

IS claims fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

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Meanwhile, Rosenfeld emphasized that "a significant police presence can be felt in the area around the walls of the Old City and the different quarters". In an effort to limit the threat of violence, Israel also banned access to al-Aqsa for all men under 40 on Friday, the Muslim holy day. Like the youngest generations in many countries today, the Oslo generation are looking forward to replacing their current incompetent leadership with new, young, energetic leadership that will take them to ... Read More »

Obama: We never stopped trying to get Otto Warmbier home

The family declined an autopsy. They still plan to review additional medical records and imaging and to interview more people. There will be more interviews and records reviewed. The company had previously taken two other Americans on a student exchange in Hong Kong to North Korea, co-founder Rubio Chan told CNN on Tuesday. Warmbier's family released a statement saying Otto "was at peace". Read More »

Scalise is now in 'fair' condition after shooting at congressional baseball practice

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He's now expected to recover. Scalise's office said he was in shock when he was airlifted from Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in a leafy suburb of Washington D.C. Scalise, 51, was struck in the hip and the bullet shattered blood vessels, bones and internal organs along the way. The staff upgraded his condition to "fair" Wednesday, after previously listing him in "critical" and "serious" condition. Read More »

Donald Trump's Lawyer: "Trump is Being Investigated But Also, He Isn't"

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Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow made the rounds of the Sunday morning talk shows trying to explain that when Trump tweeted "I am being investigated " he really meant "I am not being investigated". In this case, though, Conway and Sekulow are basically saying to ignore the president's tweet . First son-in-law Jared Kushner is rumored to be seeking a change in his legal defense team as the ongoing investigation into the alleged Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, slowly trudges on. Read More »

Coalition forces shoot down Iran-made drone in Syria

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The Pentagon statement added: "The demonstrated hostile intent and actions of pro-regime forces toward Coalition and partner forces in Syria conducting legitimate counter-Isis (IS) operations will not be tolerated". coalition to avoid mishaps in Syria's increasingly crowded and complicated battle-space. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are now moving towards Raqqah in a bid to remove Daesh from its Syrian stronghold, are often accompanied by USA special operations forces. Read More »

Afghan soldier kills three U.S. personnel in latest 'green-on-blue' attack

U.S. and Afghan troops have been battling militants in the Nangarhar province for months. However, the Pentagon did not further provide details and said an investigation was on into the incident. "It seems a lot of them are manipulated and dragged into the trick of 'fighting for Islam, '" Kasem, an Afghan army soldier, told Al Jazeera. During a joint military operation, an Afghan soldier opened fire on USA troops, killing three American servicemen and injuring a fourth. Read More »

François Bayrou et Marielle de Sarnez annoncent qu'ils quittent le gouvernement

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Malgré la série de démissions majeures qui frappe le gouvernement, l'objectif est maintenu d'annoncer le gouvernement Philippe 2 d'ici 18h00, ont indiqué conjointement à l'AFP l'Elysée et Matignon. Il devait porter ce texte au Parlement cet été. "(.) Autrement dit on a le scandale qui va se déporter du gouvernement à l'Assemblée nationale". Une situation difficilement imaginable quand il y a deux jours à peine, ce dimanche 18 juin sur CNews , Marielle de Sarnez envisageait encore l'avenir ... Read More »

3rd International Yoga Day 2017 June 21st; Celebrations Across the World

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Yoga became an integral part of every Indian home and connected the world with this country, said the head of government shortly before starting an exercise session along with another 50,000 people, despite the rain. "We may not master yoga or become teachers but we should not stop from doing yoga", he said. The Lucknow event, an 80-minute affair, is one of the biggest yoga events in the country and even intermittent rain fail to dampen the spirits of yoga enthusiasts in Lucknow and ... Read More »

Google toughens stance on extremist content following May's criticism

Alphabet Inc.'s Google says it is creating new policies and practices to suppress terrorism-related videos, a response to United Kingdom lawmakers who have said the internet is a petri dish for radical ideology. However, word on Friday spread that Facebook inadvertently exposed the identities of content moderators tasked with banning those terrorist groups. Read More »

Extremely Dramatic New Video Shows Actual Philando Castile Shooting

That video showed Reynolds pleading blood-soaked Philando to stay with her, few moments later he died. The video shows the brief interaction between Castile and police officer Jeronimo Yanez after Castile was pulled over. The video is graphic, gut-wrenching and hard to watch but attorneys who represented Yanez during the trial say it shouldn't change people's opinions of the verdict. Read More »

Water-dropping plane crash reported in Portugal

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More than 1,000 firefighters and nine water-dropping aircraft have been battling the blaze in Pedrogao Grande . A spokesman for Portugal's Civil Protection Agency says he can not confirm that a Canadair water-dropping aircraft has crashed while fighting deadly wildfires in the central part of the country . Read More »

Republican avoids upset in costly Georgia congressional race

On Tuesday, Republican Karen Handel defeated Jon Ossoff , a Democrat, in the race for Georgia's 6th Congressional District seat. The former Georgia secretary of state was quick to embrace her party's leader after mostly avoiding him - at least publicly - during a protracted campaign. Read More »

Congressional Black Caucus expected to decline Trump meeting

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Trump and top members of the caucus met in March, but Richmond says there has been no follow-through on promises like helping black lawmakers meet with Trump's Cabinet. Arguing that the president has done little to advance CBC priorities, many members are concerned that the follow-up meeting would be little more than a photo-op for the White House. Read More »

DUP warns Government confidence and supply deal is 'certainly not imminent'

A source said the talks "haven't proceeded in a way that the DUP would have expected" and urged the government to give "greater focus" to the negotiations. "It's time for the Conservatives to come clean and tell us: Is no deal better than a bad deal?" "The talks have so far been positive". The queen will read a speech written by the prime minister and her staff. Read More »

Spicer hasn't talked Russia meddling with Trump

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We've been meeting with potential people that may be of service to this administration. "Here in the Senate, on a bipartisan basis, we passed strong sanctions against Russian Federation by a vote of 98 to 2 last week and I think that shows that Republicans and Democrats have come together to confront this threat". Read More »