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6 takeaways from the UK's general election

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A defiant May vowed to stay on as prime minister and continue to lead Britain out of the European Union after her disastrous election gamble backfired. British media reported that there will be no formal coalition as neither party thinks it is necessary. Corbyn's Labour party told the BBC this morning that it was ready to form a minority government in the House of Commons . Read More »

Five Surprising Facts About The Refugee Crisis

That number is 300,000 people higher than in 2015 and is six million people more than it was in 2014. Among displaced people living there is Anjelina, who fled her home with her three children two years ago, first settling in one of the protection sites. Read More »

Taoiseach raises prospect of United Kingdom row-back on Brexit plan

Trade between Britain and Ireland is worth over 55 billion USA dollars a year and supports 400,000 jobs. "No one wants to see trade between our two countries diminished". "Without that voice people in Northern Ireland will be disadvantaged in a major way and will be essentially relying on others to make the case for them", he said. Read More »

Vice President Mike Pence Retains Outside Counsel in Russia Investigation

The vice president's office said Pence's decision to retain Cullen underscores his desire to fully cooperate with any inquiries related to the Russian Federation probe, and is in line with what Trump has done in hiring Kasowitz. president tweeted. Pence has stood by Trump, stating there are no ties to Russian Federation. A number of Pence advisers and staff worked out of Trump Tower during the transition - and are now anxious about being dragged into legal issues. Read More »

15 arrested in MP for celebrating Pakistan's win, sedition charges slapped

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Credit goes to my batsmen, my bowlers and the team management. "The joyous scenes reminded me of our World T20 win in 2009 where I was lucky to play a match-winning role for my team in the semi-final and final", he wrote. That team could find themselves acting as a "path-finder" for the resumption of tours of Pakistan by major cricket nations. "It is a good sign for Pakistan that the young players performed well". Read More »

Qui pourrait entrer au gouvernement — Remaniement

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La veille, Sylvie Goulard , ancienne députée européenne MoDem, avait expliqué qu'elle voulait être en mesure de démontrer sa "bonne foi" si elle venait à être entendue dans le cadre de cette enquête, ouverte début juin. En tant que garde des Sceaux, François Bayrou devait prochainement présenter une loi sur la transparence de la vie publique, loi de moralisation! " Je trouve que la décision de François Bayrou l'honore, c'est une décision républicaine, éthique", a-t-elle dit sur RTL. Read More »

'I Think It's Wrong': Sen. McCain Blasts Senate Secrecy on Health Care

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Senate leaders on Wednesday were putting the final touches on legislation that would reshape a big piece of the USA health-care system by dramatically rolling back Medicaid while providing a softer landing to Americans who stand to lose coverage gained under the Affordable Care Act than legislation passed last month by the House. Read More »

Russia-US meeting canceled over sanctions

The previously planned meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and US Under Secretary of State Tom Shannon was due to take place in St Petersburg. Earlier on June 21, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the new sanctions were not constructive and that "various options are being considered" in possible retaliation. Read More »

France's Macron says European Union door remains open to UK

The two leaders were expected to discuss counter-terrorism measures and Britain's departure from the European Union . French President Emmanuel Macron , right, and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May pose for photographers prior to their meeting the Elysee Palace in Paris , Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Read More »

François Bayrou quitte le gouvernement d'Édouard Philippe

Le président français, Emmanuel Macron , va-t-il choisir de poursuivre l'ouverture à droite et/ou à gauche, pour son nouveau gouvernement? L'enquête sur l'organisation d'un déplacement d'Emmanuel Macron , alors ministre, à Las Vegas en janvier 2016 s'est accélérée mardi avec une série de perquisitions au siège du groupe Havas et de l'agence Business France, accusée de favoritisme dans cette affaire et dirigée à l'époque par l'actuelle ministre du Travail. Read More »

"La décision de François Bayrou l'honore" — Corinne Lepage

Le parti qu'il préside, le MoDem , fait l'objet d'une enquête sur l'emploi de ses assistants parlementaires européens. Sylvie Goulard , François Bayrou , Marielle de Sarnez , pourraient prochainement être entendus eux aussi. Ces départs du gouvernement s'ajoutent à celui du ministre de la Cohésion des territoires, Richard Ferrand , qui brigue la présidence du groupe La République en marche (LREM) à l'Assemblée nationale, et à celui de la ministre des Armées, Sylvie Goulard , qui a ... Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy to hit US Gulf Coast late Wednesday

In Mississippi, the city of Biloxi declared a state of emergency saying it's one of the areas in the state with the greatest risk of flooding. Cindy had weakened slightly, with top sustained winds dropping to 50 miles per hour (85 kph) from 60 miles per hour (95 kph) earlier, but heavy rain bands spinning off the storm remained the biggest threat to coastal residents across parts of five states. Read More »

State celebrates International Yoga Day

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged the countrymen to indulge in Yoga stating that "Yoga is as important as salt". The yoga protocol will began on Wednesday at 7 a.m. Many different countries and cultures are now connecting to India through yoga. Prime Minister further said, "Yoga can help people keep calm....it helps people to maintain a healthy body and mind despite various challenges". Read More »

Ohio city makes plans for North Korea-held student's funeral

Alex Vagonis also said Warmbier was her soul mate who "helped me become a better human being". Sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel while in the country as a tourist, 22-year-old Warmbier was medically evacuated from Pyongyang in a coma last week but died in the US Monday. Read More »

Hanson calls for autistic kids to be removed from classes

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Crossbench senator Jacqui Lambie said she wanted children with disabilities in mainstream classrooms because it was great for all students, including those without disabilities. "But we have to be realistic at times and consider the impact that is having on other children in that classroom". Senator Hanson insisted parents and teachers had raised the matter with her. Read More »

"Secret" Health Care Bill Takes Shape

The full text of the bill is expected to be released this week. I'd be fine don't get me wrong on voting on it soon. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans will release a discussion draft of their version of the health care bill on Thursday, with a vote likely next week. Read More »

Republican wins Georgia House seat, fends off upstart Democrat

Senate Republicans plan to vote on increasing the debt ceiling in July, according to Politico , quoting senators and aides. But McConnell wants to clear the issue off his plate by the August recess. The fact that the GOP fielded an experienced candidate in a district Republicans have held for 40 years against a political novice propped up by a flood of cash from outside the state always made it hard to determine just how much the race was going to be a barometer on the president. Read More »

Opposition split wide open, JD-U to back Kovind

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday said he would support Ram Nath Kovind to be the next president, reports said. Kovind, who was Bihar's governor, is the Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate for the post. Mr Kumar is expected to officially announce his decision this evening , just a day before opposition parties meet in Delhi to discuss who they will field. Read More »

Queen's Speech: May's priority is 'best possible' Brexit deal

This Queen's speech is supposed to herald a parliament lasting two years, so there was speculation today that no date for Trump's visit has been scheduled for the near future. For instance, Elizabeth arrived at Parliament in a vehicle, rather than a horse-drawn carriage, and delivered the speech in everyday dress, instead of the customary royal robes. Read More »

Pentagon agrees to United States dollars 12 billion jet deal with Qatar

Cabiness said the defense secretary and the minister also considered bilateral security cooperation which includes mode of operations against Islamic State , and the necessity of de-escalating the growing tension in the Gulf region so that all partners and allies can concentrate on the next stage in achieving mutual goals, he added. Read More »

China needs to exert 'much greater pressure' on NKorea

The two Chinese officials present were Yang Jiechi , China's state councilor, and Gen. Fang Fenghui , Chief of Joint Staff of the People's Liberation Army . "At least I know China tried!" "China's end state on the Korean peninsula in terms of nuclear weapons is the same as ours", Mattis said. North Korea last tested a nuclear bomb in September, but it has conducted repeated missile tests since and vowed to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the US mainland, putting it ... Read More »