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Trump expresses condolences for late German chancellor

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France s President Emmanuel Macron posted on Twitter a picture of Kohl standing with the late Mitterrand, saying: "An architect of united Germany and Franco-German friendship: with Helmut Kohl , we have lost a great European". The following year, Kohl plunged his party into crisis when he admitted accepting undeclared donations during his time as chancellor . Kohl refused to identify the donors, to whom he said he had given his word. Lire la suite »

Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

The Senate bill would phase out extra money Obama's law provides to 31 states that agreed to expand coverage under the federal-state Medicaid program. And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, can not change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation. Lire la suite »

How the Republican health care bill changes Obamacare

But Medicaid has been eating up an ever-larger share of federal spending . ALISON KODJAK, BYLINE: The Senate proposal is broadly similar to the bill passed by House Republicans last month . Insurers could charge older Americans up to five times more than younger Americans . But it then allows states to ask for waivers to opt out of that requirement. Lire la suite »

Adviser says Obama tried to get Warmbier back

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Daniel Kanter , medical director of the neuroscience intensive care unit at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was medically evacuated from North Korea and arrived in Cincinnati late Tuesday. "But at least the ones who love him so much can now take care of him and be with him", he said, urging Americans to keep the family "in our hearts and prayers". Lire la suite »

Trump worked 'very hard' to get student released

He appeared emotional at a news conference a month later, in which he tearfully confessed to trying to take the sign as a "trophy" for a U.S. church, adding: "The aim of my task was to harm the motivation and work ethic of the Korean people". Lire la suite »

Reaction to court's decision to hear redistricting case

Political parties routinely draw maps that either concentrate or dilute the other party's voters to create safe districts for their own incumbents. He said: "I am thrilled the Supreme Court has granted our request to review the redistricting decision and that Wisconsin will have an opportunity to defend its redistricting process". Lire la suite »

Group submits petition to recall Malaye

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They reportedly stormed INEC's office with six bags containing signatures of about 52.3 percent of the electorates from the zone, which met the required 50 per cent +1 mark. NAN had quoted Yusuf as saying that with this, the next move is to submit the document to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC , for the next action. Lire la suite »

Taliban storm Afghan police compound; 1 police dead

About sixty soldiers were killed on their bases, mostly at night, in the southern province of Kandahar alone around the end of May. That was one of the deadliest Taliban attacks on an Afghan army base to date. It comes as Washington is expected to announce an increase in the USA military deployment in the country to bolster Afghan forces who are struggling to contain the Taliban's nationwide offensive. Lire la suite »

Capitol Hill Buzz: Rubio joke-investigates Ivanka hug

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Capitol on June 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) introduced the Senate version of the bill in February. In the snapshot, the Florida Republican is seen leaning in to give Trump a hug as she stands with her arms at her side. Lire la suite »

Homeowner held inmates at gunpoint

A Rutherford County homeowner held two Georgia escapees at gunpoint after they attempted to steal a auto at his house, authorities said Thursday night at a press conference. "I am grateful to everybody and thankful to God himself for minimizing any further harm to anyone". Before their capture, Dubose and Rowe were described by police as "dangerous beyond description". Lire la suite »

Afghan commando kills 3 USA soldiers in "green-on-blue" attack

Three American troops were wounded in March when an Afghan soldier opened fire in southern Helmand province, in the first known insider attack on global forces this year. The Pentagon confirmed that three U.S. troops had died in the attack and one soldier had been wounded. A United States air strike killed two Afghan Border Police soldiers in Helmand province on Friday night. Lire la suite »

Banks slam SA budget levy hit

Shares of ANZ , Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank and Macquarie fell about 1 percent on Friday, in a flat overall market, while Westpac was also flat. Hitting the banks up for a levy was "politically a lot easier" than many other options. "Is that going to drive investment, support, jobs within that state or is in fact going to make it less competitive?" he asked, reports The Australian . Lire la suite »

CISF celebrates International Yoga Day

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Once his address was complete, the Prime Minister surprised everybody by descending on the ground to join the students waiting to perform yoga. "Yoga has gained popularity among various countries across the globe", he said. Fifty or sixty minutes should be enough to bring harmony to the body, mind and intellect. Around 50,000 people were estimated to have attended the event, where Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik along with other dignitaries from Uttar Pradesh ... Lire la suite »

Stephen Colbert laughs about Sean Spicer losing his job

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Trump reportedly did not approve of Spicer's appearance during his first press briefing , and his look was sharpened after the president's critiques . "The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said that without a doubt, the Russians -" the reporter said. "You get assertion but no argument". Lire la suite »

Power tariffs will not rise with GST, says Goyal

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The Goods and Services Tax will be rolled out from July 1 , and GSTN will have a major role to play as it will have to handle the huge traffic of invoices and turnover details of companies. He replied in the affirmative when asked if the council can consider waiver of interest and penalty for six months. It will also simplify the process of filing returns and the taxpayer will have to fill only one form a month to file for returns. Lire la suite »

I Did Not Make Recordings of Comey

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Spicer spoke with members of the media for 34 minutes Monday in an appearance that the White House barred from being televised or recorded. He did not respond Thursday to a request for further comment regarding the latest restrictions. We do, however, have a sense of what the Trump administration has in mind: the president's vision involves "sharply curtailing the federal government's funding of the nation's infrastructure and calling upon states, cities and corporations to shoulder most ... Lire la suite »

YouTube Reaches 1.5 Billion Monthly Users

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If you trust Alexa data, YouTube even beats Facebook to become the second most popular website. In a blog post , YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki wrote that the service has 1.5 billion monthly users who spend "over an hour a day" watching video on mobile devices. Lire la suite »

SDPD to set up DUI checkpoint at undisclosed location Thursday

The agency urges drivers to exercise caution and never drive while impaired. Specially trained officers will evaluate drivers suspected of drug-impaired driving. Locations are are chosen based on collision statistics and the frequency of DUI arrests for maximum impact. Checkpoint funding comes from an Office of Traffic Safety grant, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Lire la suite »

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia

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Simpson enjoyed a national food profile following regular appearances on Seven's Sunrise , Ten's Ready, Steady, Cook and Lifestyle FOOD channel's The Best where he competed against fellow chef, Ben O'Donoghue and cook, Anna Gare. Soon after his success with Aqua Luna Bar he opened Woollahra's award-winning modern Italian restaurant La Salsa in 2005. Simpson (left) found fame as a chef on TV show " Ready Steady Cook ". Lire la suite »

Tracey Ullman plays Theresa May in new TV show

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The actress, 57, dresses up in a wig, dark suit, red nail polish, jewellery and a wary smile for the role. The Prime Minister will feature in the veteran comedian's new pilot show Tracey Breaks the News, complete with her husband Philip, played here by comedian Laurence Rickard. Lire la suite »