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China Asks India, US Not To Disturb Peace In South China Sea

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Modi will meet Trump for the first time on June 26 and a range of issues are likely to come up, including H1B visas and terrorism. He will hold talks with Trump on a range of bilateral, regional and global issues of common concern. China said that it is willing to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea and it expects other countries to play a constructive role towards that end. Read More »

Jeffrey Donaldson: 'Very Good Chance' Of Tory Deal

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The State Opening of Parliament, delayed by two days because of confusion caused by the inconclusive result of the June 8 election, took place without some of the traditional ceremony, with the Queen arriving by auto rather than carriage and doing without her state crown. Read More »

Diageo to buy Clooney's tequila brand in $1 billion deal

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Starting with a shot tonight. Casamigos , which means " house of friends " in Spanish, began as a private label for Clooney and his friends Gerber, a nightlife industry veteran, and Meldman, a real-estate mogul who who founded Discovery Land Company . Read More »

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX Seeking DAZZLER

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Now EW.com is confirming that the next X-Men film, Dark Phoenix , will include the character of Dazzler. Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Dazzler will appear in the upcoming X-Men sequel. So, naturally, speculation arose that Swift might make a cameo as Dazzler. X-Men: Dark Phoenix begins shooting this summer. Directed by Kinberg, X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars Turner, McAvoy, Tye Sheridan , Jennifer Lawrence , Michael Fassbender , Nicholas Hoult , Alexander Shipp and Kodi ... Read More »

Fultz leads a strong NBA draft class

If the Lakers hold a pick between No. 2 and No. 5 next season, Boston now gets that one as well. In keeping with that theme, he showed off the inside of his grey suit jacket after the Philadelphia 76ers picked him first in Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft. Read More »

Mexico beat New Zealand 2-1

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Portugal's Raphael Guerreiro , center, leaves the field after injuring during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Russian Federation and Portugal, at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow , Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The match turned when Porto midfielder Hector Herrera came on for the second half and Mexico's attacks started to flow. "If we do well, we will take a step forward, and we keep growing as a team capable of playing against any team". Read More »

Senate health care bill unveiled: Here's how it would affect you

The group gathered to demonstrate their position that CT lives are "on the line" as Senate Republicans launched their plan in Washington for peeling back former President Barack Obama's health care law. Susan Collins of ME already expressed concerns about the bill yesterday, including its block on federal funding to Planned Parenthood. At least four Republicans - Texas Sen. Read More »

Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game

Oribe Peralta scored a dramatic victor as Mexico came from behind to defeat New Zealand 2-1 in Sochi and move top of Confederations Cup Group A. For Russia, anything but a victory will mean an early exit from its home tournament, although advancing was already seen as a hard task in a group with Mexico and Portugal. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing US detainee Otto Warmbier

After he returned to OH, doctors determined he had suffered a "severe neurological injury" of unknown cause. But it's unclear how he came to be in that state. Some of the proof used against him was purported security footage of him removing a political banner from his hotel. He was released a week later. President Donald Trump called the situation a "disgrace". Read More »

Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

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He entered the hospital in critical condition and has undergone a number of surgeries. The person says Scalise was moved late Thursday, but had no other updates on his condition. Scalise's health has been steadily progressing after he was shot in the hip during practice for the annual Congressional Baseball game on June 14. Law enforcement officials identified the shooter as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, who later died from injuries sustained during a shootout with ... Read More »

Compare the Senate, GOP health bills and 'Obamacare' on key issues

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said lawmakers were ultimately anxious that Obamacare would collapse if they didn't implement the plan. "This bill does not represent our values", she said. This is blood money. It allows parents to keep their kids on their policies until they turn 26, and it requires insurers to cover people with preexisting conditions . Read More »

No autopsy for United States student detained by N Korea

Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, said that the first meeting of the new "US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue" on Wednesday would focus on North Korea. USA and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs have begun talks in Washington that are expected to focus on the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea. Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover presented its new product

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However, at a special testing ground this week Jaguar Land Rover offered the first public demonstrations of a vehicle it's been developing that already has Level 4 autonomous driving capabilities. Moving forward, JLR envisions building both fully and semi-autonomous vehicles so customers have a variety of choices. "We aren't looking at simply replacing the driver, and making cars "driverless". Read More »

So far, Trump effect has led only to GOP victories

Handel bested Ossoff in the Cobb County section, a GOP stronghold, which contained just over 30% of the voters, by the same 58-42% margin. That the Pelosi-bashing continued to hurt Democrats - already struggling to get their bearings after Trump's win in November - left some fuming after a morning meeting Wednesday. Read More »

South Korea says North Korea drones grave provocation

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Thornton said talks would cover the South China Sea, where Beijing's island-building and construction of possible military facilities have rattled neighbors and caused tension with Washington; U.S. China provides most of North Korea's food and fuel imports. The sad and wretched death of Otto Warmbier should obliterate once and for all any doubt about the moral obscenity of the North Korean regime. Read More »

North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

He said North Korea's treatment of Warmbier demonstrated "a basic disregard for human rights, for human dignity". "Although Warmbier was a criminal who committed a hostile act against the DPRK [the Democratic People's Republic of Korea], we accepted the repeated requests of the present United States administration and, in consideration of his bad health, sent him back home on humanitarian grounds", the spokesman said. Read More »

Yellowstone grizzlies now off endangered species list

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We're very passionate about keeping the species on the landscape, and I think it says a lot about the commitment that Montanans have made to recovering the species", Wolf said. The nonprofits WildEarth Guardians and the Western Environmental Law Center revealed plans to challenge the decision in court. Some sportsmen's groups also praised the decision. Read More »

Massachusetts cops recover shotgun taken from stolen cruiser

Suspects broke into the officer's home and stole several sets of keys before stealing the unmarked cruiser and another vehicle from the driveway. According to police, the shotgun was no longer inside the vehicle, and it became the subject of a high priority for police in the area. Read More »

Victim of terror attack does not remember what happened

The BBC reports that Osborne "was held on suspicion of attempted murder and later further arrested over alleged terror offences". Neighbors said Osborne had been living in a tent after being kicked out of the family home. Osborne's mother, nephew, and sister reportedly said in a statement that they still can not believe him doing it and the incident "hasn't really sunk in". Read More »

Andy Murray to play at Hurlingham in Wimbledon warm-up

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The world number one, who has won Queen's a record five times, could have followed Novak Djokovic by entering next week's grass-court tournament at Eastbourne. The exact schedule of Murray's matches has not yet been confirmed but he is likely to play on Tuesday and Friday. Murray last played at the event in 2014 after he lost in the last 16, to Radek Stepanek, at Queen's. Read More »

United Kingdom government confident of deal with N. Ireland's DUP

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Signaling the importance of Brexit negotiations with the European Union, set to continue until the spring of 2019, the speech set out the government's program for two years, rather than one. 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 »

62 killed by raging fires in Portugal

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The situation Deadly forest fires starting on Saturday, 17 June 2017 in the village of Escalos Fundeiros has swept through central Portugal killing at least 62, injuring 62 and displacing some 200 people to date. Between 1993 and 2013, Portugal recorded the highest annual number of forest fires in southern Europe, according to a report previous year by the European Environment Agency. Read More »