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Saudi king clears path to throne for son in surprise shake up

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Mohammed bin Salman , the architect of the war in Yemen and the newly appointed heir to the Saudi throne, has been given a vote of confidence by the country's "Allegiance Council". "I think that matters", Wehrey said. The monarch has already reshaped the Saudi role in the region. And in a freaky tribute, McDonald's - which in Saudi Arabia is largely controlled by another prince, Mishaal Bin Khalid al Saud - made a decision to sing his praises. Read More »

U.S. jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

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Russia, like Iran , an ally of Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad , issued a warning of its own to the United States in response to the downing of the Syrian jet, saying on Monday it would view as targets any planes flying west of the Euphrates river, though it stopped short of saying it would shoot any down. Read More »

Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill

Also the Senate bill would keep subsidies based on income, as they are in Obamacare , rather than on age, as they are in the House bill. "Only this wolf has even sharper teeth than the House bill". While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's decision to exclude the public was politically expedient, it is the wrong way to conduct public business. Read More »

Saudi king deposes crown prince, names son as successor

Trump has made statements siding with Saudi Arabia on the Qatar crisis. The decree relieved prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, from his position as the deputy prime minister and interior minister. According to the royal order making the change, the Saudi Allegiance Council overwhelmingly approved the new line of succession, by a vote of 31-3. Read More »

Congress hears sinister tale of Russia election meddling

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Federal officials told lawmakers at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday they have determined that Russian Federation interfered with election-related platforms prior to the US presidential elections in 2016, The Hill reported Wednesday . Read More »

Agressée pour sa tenue vestimentaire — Turquie

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Sur les images de vidéosurveillance publiées sur YouTube, on peut voir Aselina Melisa Saglam assise dans le fond du bus lorsqu'un homme assis derrière elle se lève à l'approche de son arrêt. "Nous ne renoncerons pas à nos libertés". Mme Saglam a soumis une requête au procureur, contestant la remise en liberté de l'agresseur, à la suite de laquelle le parquet a émis mercredi une demande d'interpellation. Read More »

USA fighter jet shoots down pro-Syrian-regime drone

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The armed pro-regime Shaheed-129 UAV was shot down by a U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle at approximately 12:30 a.m. after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces . Its defense ministry said it plans to track joint coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates River and treat them as targets, officials said Monday. Asked Tuesday whether the hotline was no longer being used, a Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Read More »

Obamacare replacement bill takes center stage in US Senate

The House-approved tax credits were tied to people's ages, a change the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said would boost out-of-pocket costs to many lower earners. She has opposed past conservative efforts to include language barring federal payments to Planned Parenthood , a group many Republicans abhor because it provides abortions. Read More »

US Officials Underscore Russia Threat To 2016 Elections

However, he has not had access to classified information for five months, he said. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. Johnson told the House committee that states' election systems were "very vulnerable" and that was why he pushed to designate them as critical infrastructure during the election. Read More »

Les nouveaux équilibres du gouvernement — Macron

Mais aussi plusieurs représentants des Républicains et du MoDem font également leur entrée, parmi lesquels Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne , premier parlementaire LR à avoir rallié Emmanuel Macron , est nommé secrétaire d'état auprès du ministre des Affaires étrangères. Read More »

Britain's May unveils measures to win maximum support for Brexit

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She made clear she was not offering a full coalition with ministerial jobs for DUP MPs, but was seeking a "confidence and supply" arrangement, under which the smaller party would remain outside Government but would ensure its survival by supporting it on financial measures and no-confidence votes. Read More »

Australia to resume airstrikes against ISIS targets soon

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American forces and their allies are focused on fighting the Islamic State . After announcing a temporary halt of all air operations in Syria earlier this week, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) will resume its right to undertake airborne missions, the Department of Defence announced Thursday. Read More »

Married Teacher Traumatized Male Teen With Sex Romps, Cops Say

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Police said that the victim was less than 16-years-old and they met on several occasions, phone records show that Jarvis and the student maintained a relationship. She then allegedly had sex with the vulnerable lad in June before starting a new job at Veterans Park Elementary in Lexington in August 2016. "Our personnel protocols in a case like this would call for placing an employee on administrative leave pending resolution". Read More »

Senators worry about rush over healthcare bill ahead of release

The bill also would cut, by more than $800 billion over a decade, Medicaid , the public program of health coverage for the very poor, elderly or disabled. Pence, who has substantially more legislative experience than Trump, has attend a luncheon with Senate Republicans almost every week, checking in on the health care process as a liaison for the White House. Read More »

Vice President Mike Pence Hires Richmond Attorney To Help Navigate Russian Probes

This week, Pence hired his own attorney , Richard Cullen , a Richmond-based attorney who once served as a USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. As head of the Trump campaign's transition committee, he was involved in the hiring of Michael Flynn as national security adviser. Kasowitz has told some White House personnel that they don't need to hire their own lawyers, according to one person familiar with some of the legal discussions that have occurred inside the White ... Read More »

Chicago Cubs to Send Kyle Schwarber to Minor Leagues

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After missing almost all of last season due to two torn ligaments in his left knee, Schwarber rebounded but couldn't sustain any semblence of consistency. They are calling up outfielder Mark Zagunis from Iowa for his first taste of the majors. The Cubs have not announced the move yet nor who will be replacing him on the 25-man roster. Read More »

Whole Foods customers react to $13.7 billion Amazon merger

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While the deal is still to be executed, Whole Foods has pointed out that the brand name would remain the same in the stores, headquarters will remain in Austin and John Mackey will stay on as CEO. "It's a big deal because of Amazon and what Amazon can bring to the game", said Joe Agnese, analyst at CFRA Research. Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, and that could be bad news for Instacart . Read More »

North Korea calls Donald Trump a 'psychopath'

Two top Trump administration officials insisted Wednesday that the United States and China share a common understanding about the threat posed by North Korea, one day after President Donald Trump tweeted that a Chinese attempt to bring the regime in line "has not worked out". Read More »

Boy From Missouri Killed By Debris From Tropical Storm

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Gulf Power employees fix a power pole that snapped, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 , in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Tropical Storm Cindy has churned up the Gulf of Mexico, causing unsafe surf and closing beaches along the Florida panhandle. A 10-year-old Missouri boy was killed in Fort Morgan, Alabama, after he was hit by a log on the beach. Fransico Sanchez, Harris County Emergency Operations Center spokesperson, stated "We certainly have been spared the worst part of tropical storm Cindy". Read More »

Microsoft Azure, Baidu embrace AMD's new Epyc data center processor

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The launch of EPYC completes a re-entry in the works for over the five years after its successive products got shadowed by those from peers. "1U Ultra A+ Server (AS -1123US-TR4 / TN10RT) is a dual-socket platform with high capacity DDR4-2666MHz memory, 3 PCI-E 3.0 slots (2 FHHL x16 slots and 1 LP x8 slot), dual 10GbE (-TN10RT) or quad GbE (-TR4) networking options, that supports 10 hot-swappable 2.5" NVMe/SATA3 drives in a 1U form factor. Read More »