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With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House briefing


For reasons that remain unstated, the White House has recently started holding a good chunk of its press briefings off-camera. Bill Hennessy, the network's regular sketch artist for Supreme Court proceedings, headed over to the White House on Friday afternoon and drew Press Secretary Sean Spicer's afternoon briefing. Lire la suite »

Reliance Defence to form JV with French Co Thales


With a proposed shareholding of 49 and 51 percent held respectively by Thales and Reliance, the JV will develop Indian capabilities to integrate and maintain the radar and electronic warfare sensors of Dassault Rafale . "Thales is another major milestone in our march towards best-in-the-class manufacturing at support facilities for military hardware in India", Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani said in the statement. Lire la suite »

Sen. Collins: Long-Awaited Health Bill is a Concern

President Trump tweeted a video of his weekly address, which centered on healthcare legislation. Heller's announcement makes Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's goal of securing 50 of his party's 52 votes by next week even tougher. On Thursday, Obama weighed in on Facebook , writing: "If there´s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family - this bill will do you harm". Lire la suite »

Trump knocks Democrats for obstructing agenda after party wins Georgia


Tim Walz of Minnesota. "One of the disappointing things from the last couple days is that that approach has a little bit of punch to it, it still moves voters". "There will be 435 Congressional races on the ballot in 2018". Ultimately, the actual results of these special elections-which don't change the makeup of Congress-matter less than the way they are perceived in Washington. Lire la suite »

Trump gives up on Chinese help on reining in North Korea

They denied him access to the best medical care he deserved, and they refused repeated requests for consular access that would normally be provided to those who had been detained, requests from our government, from the Obama Administration, from the Trump Administration, requests from the Red Cross, requests from the Swedish government, which normally provides the consular service for Americans in North Korea , requests from many of us here in the Capitol. Lire la suite »

ED ROGERS: n Democrats lost the battle, but not the war


President Donald Trump took to Twitter to celebrate Republican Karen Handel's victory in a Georgia special congressional race that became an expensive national proxy for Washington wars ahead of next year's midterm elections. "We'd better take a good, long, strong look in the mirror and realise that the problem is us; it's the party", OH representative Tim Ryan said Wednesday morning as he left a closed-door meeting of the Democratic Caucus in the Capitol. Lire la suite »

Theresa May apologizes for response to Grenfell Tower fire


She added: "As Prime Minister, I apologise for that failure". For now, £202,000 of government money has been handed out to 180 directly affected families. So far, 126 hotel places have been found for residents of Grenfell Towers and Grenfell Walk. "It seems to me that there is a lack of transparency by RBKC on the legal rights available to the victims of this tragic disaster". Lire la suite »

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

Heller, who faces re-election in 2018 in the Democratic-leaning state, said on Friday: "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans". "This bill that is now in front of the United States Senate is simply not the answer". That would leave states - which also fund the program - with fewer resources. Lire la suite »

Tour of the 'hidden' 5th floor of North Korea's Yanggakdo Hotel

The Foreign Ministry statement also criticized South Korea, which had called on the North to release its other detainees including six South Koreans. President Donald Trump, Moon said "strong" sanctions should be imposed if North Korea tests an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) or conducts a sixth nuclear test. Lire la suite »

Champs-Elysées: le terroriste Adam Djaziri avait prêté allégeance à Daech


Il a succombé peu de temps après, ont rapporté des sources policières sans préciser les causes de la mort. Le domicile familial du suspect a été perquisitionné le 19 juin après les faits au Plessis-Pâté (Essonne) et quatre membres de son entourage ont été placés en garde à vue dans la nuit, à savoir son père, son frère, sa belle-sœur et son ex-épouse. Lire la suite »

Senate Republicans' claim of saving individual health insurance markets could prove hollow

The Congressional Budget Office projected the House health-care plan would cost SC $2 billion over the next 10 years, Berkowitz said , estimating the Senate plan could cost even more . Republicans can only afford to lose two GOP votes and no Democrats are expected to support it. Trump has urged the Republican-led Senate to pass a more "generous" bill than the one approved by the House. Lire la suite »

Bombing in southwest Pakistan kills at least 2, wounds 10


Wazir Khan Wazir, a senior government official told Reuters that the blasts took place at a market within three minutes of each another, according to a report by IE. On March 31, a suicide bomber targeted civilians in the same city, killing at least 23 people and wounding 80 others in the attack. Pakistan has seen a dramatic improvement in security in the last two years, but groups such as the umbrella Pakistani Taliban and other extremist outfits still retain the ability to carry out ... Lire la suite »

Republican Senator Dean Heller opposes health care bill

On top of that, the Senate waiver proposal guts the standards Obamacare required states to meet in order to obtain a waiver. "Moving from an opposition party to a governing party comes with growing pains", Ryan said at the time. "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 »

Sen. Dean Heller Is the First Moderate "No" on Trumpcare

To me, though, the more provocative question isn't whether it will pass the chamber, but rather whether GOP leaders intentionally crafted a bill to fail. "We all have different constituencies, and the ability to thread the needle for all those constituencies is a very hard task". Instead of enrolling childless adults with incomes up to 133 percent of the poverty level, nearly entirely at federal expense, Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature limited Medicaid coverage to ... Lire la suite »

5th GOP Senator Publicly Opposes Health Care Bill

In addition to those four and Heller, USA Today identifies four other Republican senators to keep an eye on. Look forward to making it really special! "The state will have very bad choices: They will either have to raise taxes, reduce benefits or enrollment in Medicaid or cut other areas of the state's budget like education", she said. Lire la suite »

Turkey summons USA ambassador over brawl arrest warrants

The demonstration, which began at Lafayette Square at noon, was organized by a coalition of organizations, including the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) and the American Hellenic Council. Demonstrators were protesting Erdogan's increasingly authoritarian regime outside the Turkish ambassador's residence when a group of men stormed their picket line and started throwing punches. Lire la suite »

Sen. Portman: Student held by North Korea was 'amazing young man'

The article published by the official Korean Central News Agency on Friday was Pyongyang's first reaction to the death of Otto Warmbier . USA doctors who traveled to the North last week to bring Warmbier home recognized that the North had provided him with medical treatment, the spokesman said. Lire la suite »

Russian navy launches missile strikes at ISIS targets In Syria

Murphy's remarks came two days after a U.S. Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane for the first time, prompting Russian Federation to issue a threat against American airborne assets over Syrian airspace. Syrian government troops, for example, have reached the Iraqi border in an area where IS leaders have been gathering. The incident has similar hallmarks to a June 8 downing, when a United States jet destroyed a pro-regime drone after it dropped what turned out to be a dud bomb near ... Lire la suite »

Iran's top leader says USA should not enter Iraq "under any pretext"

After an attack by ISIL in Tehran , the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Sunday fired seven Zolfiqar missiles, with a range of 435 miles, at ISIL positions in Deir al-Zour Province, Syria . In the latest incident, the Pentagon said a US F-15 aircraft flying over Syrian territory fired on the drone after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces. Lire la suite »

North Korea denies torturing USA detainee Otto Warmbier

His parents created the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation to advocate for the release of American hostages and to help keep journalists reporting in conflict zones safe. "We will not be shy about raising our concerns about China's human rights record, and I was direct and candid in our meetings today", he said. He says "if people are that stupid that they still want to go to that country, then at least they assume the responsibility for their welfare". Lire la suite »

Jadhav submitted mercy petition to Pakistan Army chief


ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI An Indian citizen sentenced to death for spying in Pakistan has admitted espionage and filed a mercy petition with the chief of army staff, the Pakistan military said on Thursday, a statement India dismissed as a farce.Former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested a year ago in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan, the site of a long-running conflict between the Pakistan military and separatist insurgents."Commander Jadhav has admitted his ... Lire la suite »