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US, S. Korean warplanes to hold joint drills over Korean Peninsula


The North Korean government handed Warmbier over to USA authorities in a vegetative state last week and his death has spurred calls for a U.S. response from several lawmakers. The move comes amid escalating tensions between North Korea and the U.S. following the death of an American student who had been held by Pyongyang for 17 months. Read More »

Yoga connecting world, says Modi as millions stretch and bend

Venu Gopal, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Dayal Gangwar, and DMRC DIG Raghubir Lal participated in the event. Celebrity yoga guru Baba Ramdev claimed to have set a new world record for the largest yoga session by gathering more than 300,000 practitioners at an open-air ground in the western city of Ahmedabad. Read More »

Irregular spend at municipalities sees drastic rise - AG

The report showed that 14 municipalities lost their clean audit opinions and only nine joined the category of clean audits. Meanwhile, Tshwane municipality was ranked the highest contributor to unauthorised expenditure, with a total overspending value of close to R2 billion in the 2015/16 financial year. Read More »

International Yoga Day 2017: PM Modi leads from the front


The central ceremony was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi , a renowned yoga practitioner, in the northern city of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state. On this occasion PM Narendra Modi has urged everyone to make yoga a persistent part of their lives. Inspector General Kuldip Singh Sheoran, the Regional Commander said "Yoga is a must in today's stressful life andwe must all find time to practice yoga daily". Read More »

Vermont governor, top lawmakers promote teacher health deal


But the proposal can't be passed unless minority Republicans in the Vermont House agree to suspend legislative rules so it could be considered this week. Sears and Grad have made concessions concerning the Governor's requests, and hope to turn Vermont into the ninth state to legalize recreational cannabis use and sale. Read More »

DUP deal still possible, says senior Tory

The prospect of the DUP becoming the key partner in a Tory government has already slowed down these talks and added a layer of complexity to them. Queen Elizabeth II will deliver a special speech Wednesday, written by May's government outlining its program in the new session of the parliament. Read More »

Amazon Smartphone Sale offering major discounts on iPhone 7 and more


Apple iPhone 7 : Apple's latest flagship smartphone iPhone 7 too is available at a discount. It is quite the powerhouse and the OnePlus 5 is a beast for being able to keep up with it. Devoted fans can as of now just look to the maturing Galaxy Note 5, which includes the Exynos 7420 processor and 3 GB of RAM , running generally parallel to leaders fueled by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor . Read More »

Nitish, Azad, Lalu participate in Cong Iftar party

Though he has announced that his Janata Dal (United) and other Opposition parties will jointly finalise their strategy for the presidential election at a meeting on June 22, Kumar spoke in private to senior leaders of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Congress and the Left to try to convince them of the necessity of evolving a consensus over the BJP's choice. Read More »

Lady Aurelia wins King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot


Throughout the day, Kate chatted with her in-laws - she was snapped enjoying a hearty conversation with Zara Phillips as they appeared to be in hysterics about something they shared. Meanwhile the Queen , who is known to love watching horse-racing, looked thrilled to be there. There is no substitute for that, and as I said after Newbury [where he won the Lockinge Stakes] he is getting more versatile. Read More »

EU gives $100M to UNICEF for Syrian children

Deir el-Zour is home to both Islamic State militants and civilians. Russian Federation threatened aircraft from the USA -led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline meant to avoid collisions in retaliation for the US military shooting down a Syrian warplane on Sunday. Read More »

Theresa May hold talks with DUP to form government

There are suggestions the DUP could demand additional funding for Northern Ireland projects for its support. Ms Foster and the DUP's leader at Westminster, Nigel Dodds , spent nearly two hours with the prime minister at Downing Street on Tuesday morning. Read More »

Sudan's Al-Bashir, Saudi King hold talks on Gulf crisis

Qatar , for its part, said such moves are not "justified". The Russian parliamentarian said that his country enjoys distinguished relations with the four countries and welcomes consultation with their leaders on various issues of mutual interest. Read More »

House Dems seek answers on Kushner, Flynn security clearances

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee asked White House chief of staff Reince Priebus Wednesday to produce documents explaining why senior adviser Jared Kushner's security clearance hasn't been revoked amid reports he's under investigation for failure to disclose multiple meetings with Russian officials. Read More »

New York Legislature Approves Measure to Allow Medical Marijuana for PTSD


Out of the 29 states with medicinal marijuana programs, 26 of them allow patients with PTSD to qualify for medical marijuana. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) with a bipartisan coalition of seven co-sponsors, including Sen. "Medical marijuana and other emerging treatments continue to provide options for ensuring that those who have sacrificed for our country are offered the best options". Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy grows closer

The project estimated 13 named storms, six of them hurricanes and two of them major. In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the State Operations Center to upgrade to "increased readiness" starting at noon Wednesday. "Some of the wind is fairy high and will remain that way". The NHC said Cindy is moving northwest at around 9 miles per hour and is expected to continue on that path, with a possible turn toward the north-northwest and then to the north later tonight and tomorrow. Read More »

Trump Taunts Democrats For Losing Special Elections

Republican Ralph Norman beat Democrat Archie Parnell by around 3 percentage points in SC, closer than expected and a warning sign to the GOP not to take any seat for granted. A Morning Consult/Politico poll released on Wednesday found that just 35% of respondents approve the AHCA. After Ossoff failed to breach 50 percent in the primary, Democrats viewed themselves as the underdog, swimming against the tide of efforts to motivate Republican turnout. Read More »

Saudi state TV says 31 royals approved decision


MSCI Inc. last night included the kingdom in its watch-list for a potential upgrade to its emerging markets index. "Prince Mohammed bin Salman is its architect", said John Sfakianakis, director of the Riyadh-based Gulf Research Center. After the decrees were announced, Saudi TV aired footage of the new crown prince warmly greeting the man he is replacing, Mohammed bin Nayef. They also included a change to the kingdom's basic law, stipulating that going forward, the King and the Crown Prince ... Read More »

Scalise upgraded to fair condition a week after shooting


The update came on the heels of a Federal Bureau of Investigation press conference given that morning, which gave further details on the shooting at the Congressional baseball practice last week. 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. Once at the hospital, he underwent immediate surgery and a second procedure to stop bleeding. Read More »

L'auteur avait des sympathies pour Daech — Attentat de Bruxelles

Dans un communiqué émis à la suite d'une perquisition effectuée à son domicile, ils disent y avoir trouvé des produits chimiques et du matériel pouvant servir à la fabrication d'un engin explosif. Selon un témoin, l'auteur a crié "Allah Akbar" juste avant l'explosion, qui a causé un fort souffle, selon la police. Il a ensuite abandonné le bagage en feu avant de partir "à la poursuite du chef de gare". Read More »

KSA: Mohammed bin Nayef relegated, Mohammed bin Salman becomes Crown Prince

The young prince already wielded huge power before he became heir, spearheading a sweeping economic and social reform programme for the kingdom. Over the weekend, the king had issued a decree restructuring Saudi Arabia's system for prosecutions that stripped Mohammed bin Nayef of longstanding powers overseeing criminal investigations, and instead ordered that a newly-named Office of Public Prosecution and prosecutor report directly to the monarch. Read More »

Législatives françaises: majorité absolue pour La République en Marche

Cette hégémonie est si trompeuse que LREM et son allié MoDem ne sont portés que par un électeur inscrit sur quatre. Le Front Nationale a été désigné, il y a quelques semaines, par Emmanuel Macron , comme son premier opposant. Mais de nouveaux visages, de nouveaux profils apparaissent dans l'Hémicycle, tous partis confondus, au-delà de la seule République en Marche. Les craintes de l'hégémonie des macronistes continuent donc à faire débat. Read More »