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Twins select Royce Lewis first overall


Belcher never signed with Minnesota - he was drafted first overall again one year later by the New York Yankees in the draft's secondary phase. "I'm just glad to have the opportunity". "I'm not saying I wouldn't let him play short". "He also has a unique ability to impact the clubhouse and the community". He's got that "it" factor that a No. Read More »

Twitter emojis of captains for Women's World Cup


When the Women's World Cup of cricket was last held on these shores in 1993, teams resided in schools and university halls, while the final was broadcast live on BBC's Grandstand. Pakistan will play their first match against South Africa at Leicester tomorrow. You can try your hand at this Google doodle and enjoy a fun game of cricket. Read More »

Senate's version of health care plan is bad

It would also lower the annual income limit for receiving subsidies to cover insurance premiums to 350% of the poverty level, or about $42,000 for an individual, from 400%. He said on Wednesday he wanted a health plan "with heart ". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), seems dead set on holding a full vote in the chamber next week on the 142-page Obamacare repeal and replace plan he veiled Thursday, June 22. Read More »

Storm Cindy continues to cause destruction

Danielle Clewley, a 25-year-old student out grocery shopping Friday at a Memphis supermarket, said she didn't even hear the rain overnight though she added, "my air conditioning is very loud". National Weather Service statistics show roughly 12 inches (300 millimeters) of rain had fallen in some spots along the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coasts since Tuesday. Read More »

South Korean leader observes missile test


The United States has tried for years to discourage South Korea from developing longer-range ballistic missiles in keeping with the Missile Technology Control Regime, a voluntary global arms-control pact. United States is, on the other hand, pressured to freeze the missile tests in North Korea . Saying that he wanted to evaluate South Korea's missile capability for himself, Moon added that he is now reassured. Read More »

U.S. congressman's shooter had list of six lawmakers


A gunman acted alone when he shot and wounded a top House Republican and four other people on a northern Virginia baseball field, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday. The storage facility's visitor log, Slater said, showed that Hodgkinson had gone there 43 times between April and June. Those injured in the shooting at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park ballfields in Alexandria, Va., were Louisiana Rep. Read More »

Watch Women's World Cup online, on TV


Where will the India vs England Women's World Cup match be played? "Our last global (women's) event was won by the West Indies", International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson told AFP during a conference call earlier this week. Read More »

Hamas, Israelis reject Islamic State claims over Jerusalem attack


Israeli police also said that no connection has been found between the three Palestinians who carried out the attack in Jerusalem and any organisation. The Hebrew-language news site of Ynet reported that army forces have started to map the family homes of the attackers in order to demolish them as a punitive measure. Read More »

Noose tightens: Russian Federation fires missiles at Daesh from Mediterranean

Two Russian Navy warships and a submarine launched six Kalibr cruise missiles on Daesh (banned in Russia) targets in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday. The movements of ISIS terrorists in the area are being monitored by Russian surveillance assets operating round the clock, the military said, adding that any potential targets detected will be subject to precision strikes by the Air Force. Read More »

North Korea denies mistreatment of USA captive Otto Warmbier

The piece comes after tensions between North Korea and the United States exploded once again this week over the death of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier . The newspaper, Rodong Sinmun , is a North Korean state newspaper that is the official mouthpiece of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea. Read More »

Remaniement : les grands travaux du nouveau gouvernement


A l'occasion du premier Conseil des ministres du gouvernement Philippe II, tous les ministres et secrétaires d'Etat ont pris la pose dans les jardins de l'Elysée , au milieu des drapeaux français et européens. Mais "quelle crise politique?", a lancé jeudi le porte-parole du gouvernement Christophe Castaner sur France Inter, évoquant une "fragilité" qui a été "traitée". Read More »

S. Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

At the State Department, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted Chinese counterparts. "If you wanted to try to pressure and contain North Korea's ability to earn from these illicit activities, you'd have to also close off its ability to adapt". Read More »

Iran missile attack in IS a public demand


Late on Sunday Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps fired six missiles into eastern Syria , targeting Islamic State strongholds in retaliation for the recent ISIS-claimed terrorist attacks in Tehran . Israel also remains concerned about Iran's missile launches and has deployed a multilayered missile-defense system over fears of potential Iranian attacks. Read More »

Otto Warmbier funeral: thousands gather to mourn 'profound loss'

SEOUL-North Korea said on Friday the death of US university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless". It demanded that South Korea return 12 restaurant workers who defected to the South past year. In general, both secretaries praised their summit, formally known as the Diplomatic and Security Dialogue, for involving higher level officials in both civilian and ... Read More »

Funeral to be held for U.S. student imprisoned by N. Korea

Sen. Rob PortmanRob PortmanOhio senator lobbied North Korea for Otto Warmbier's release Abortion language may be cut from Senate ObamaCare bill A frantic scramble before possible healthcare vote next week MORE met with North Korean officials in NY a year ago in an effort to secure the release of Otto Warmbier , the American college student detained in North Korea for 17 months, the Ohio Republican said Wednesday. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy roars through the Gulf of Mexico

In Gulfport, Mississippi, Kathleen Bertucci said about 10 inches (250 millimeters) of rain water found its way into her business selling granite countertops. "We should have a comfortable weekend coming up if we can just get through tonight and tomorrow", Greg Meffert, lead forecaster in the Paducah office, said Thursday evening. Read More »

American side ready to respond if India raises H-1B visa issue


President Trump badly needs both an opportunity to bolster his presidency and a clear achievement to add to his win column. It will be the first meeting between the two leaders since Trump became US President earlier this year. "During the meeting, the President and the Prime Minister will discuss ongoing cooperation, including counter-terrorism, defence partnership in the Indo-Pacific region, global cooperation, burden-sharing, trade, law enforcement, and energy", Spicer said in response ... Read More »

North Korea denies USA claims that Otto Warmbier was tortured

Meanwhile, Rodman and his agent feel they are partially responsible for the North Korea's release of American college student Otto Warmbier , who died last Monday, just days after being medically evacuated from a North Korean prison on the day the former National Basketball Association star arrived. Read More »

The Senate's Flawed Health-Care Bill


Because of the way parliamentary rules are being applied, the 52 Republicans in the Senate are the only ones who get to make a meaningful impact in this debate. The group praised the bill's extra funding for insurers as well. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's analysis of the Senate measure is expected in the next few days. Read More »

L'équilibre est-il respecté — Remaniement du gouvernement

Rappelons que la forte abstention des législatives 2017 laisse planer un doute sur le nouveau terrain d'action du nouveau Gouvernement! La juriste et membre du Conseil constitutionnel Nicole Belloubet succède au poste de ministre de la Justice à François Bayrou . Read More »

'We are not winning in Afghanistan': Defense Secretary Mattis


Trump and his advisers have requested $639 billion to fund ongoing Pentagon operations around the globe, including an extra $65 billion to sustain current armed conflicts. "You can't expect a stable budget if you don't give us a strategy". He said such increased spending was "necessary to preserve just the competitive advantage we have today and we can't assume that our adversaries will stand still". Read More »