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U.S. would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

Iran's strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham ( ISIS ) targets in Syria's Deir ez-Zor governorate on June 18 marked the Islamic Republic's first missile strikes in a foreign country since Tehran attacked the People's Mujahedin of Iran (MEK), a militant political organization, in Diyala, Iraq, with ballistic missiles in 2001. Read More »

Donald Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

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Democrats need the support of only three Republicans to quash the measure in the Republican-led chamber. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated that he wants to get a vote before the July 4 legislative recess. "There are folks in the Republican conference who desperately want this to devolve to the states", said Whitlock, who is now vice president for health policy at ML Strategies, a lobbying and consulting firm. Read More »

2 injured when USAF Thunderbird jet flips over on landing

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A fighter jet from the famed U.S. Air Force group the Thunderbirds ran off the runway after landing and flipped over at a Dayton airfield as the team practiced for an air show, officials said. Col. Jason Heard, Thunderbirds commander, in the release. "They were very fearless throughout, and they assisted in their own recovery", Heard said of the two team members. Read More »

Quel nouveau gouvernement pour Edouard Philippe — France

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Jacques Mézard , ministre de la Cohésion des Territoires (remplace Richard Ferrand ). Agnès Buzyn, ministre des Solidarités et de la Santé: la professeur d'hématologie, qui présidait la Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS) depuis 2016, reste au poste auquel elle a été nommée il y a un mois. Read More »

Connecticut Medicaid Patients Likely To Lose Care Under Federal Health Bill

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No sooner did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveil the long-awaited Obamacare overhaul Thursday than Republican senators started openly negotiating what it would take to win their votes. It also would provide more generous tax subsidies than the House bill to help low-income people buy private insurance. "They were really consumed with worry that if they acted, if the Obama administration acted, they would be accused of using intelligence; of using national security as an issue to ... Read More »

Pentagon to be granted authority for decisions over troop deployment in Afghanistan

Critics say delegating too much authority to the military does not shield Trump from political responsibility during battlefield setbacks and could reduce the chances for diplomats to warn of potential blowback from military decisions. Airstrike and artillery, they reasoned, would give the Afghan forces breathing room to build a more effective force. Mattis pointed to the war in Afghanistan, which has dragged on since late 2001 with no end in sight, as exacting a heavy price. Read More »

'Grenfell Changes Everything': Hundreds Of Homes Evacuated Over Safety Fears

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The 27 blocks found with similar types of cladding to that used in Grenfell Tower are in Camden, Manchester, Plymouth, Hounslow, Portsmouth and Brent. Investigation has revealed that the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, which has claimed at least 79 lives, was started by a Hotpoint fridge-freezer before spreading to the building's combustible cladding. Read More »

US Shoots Down Iranian-Made Drone in Syria That "Displayed Hostile Intent"

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F/A-18E Super Hornet. The U.S. -led coalition said in a statement that an F-15E Strike Eagle jet destroyed the Shaheed-129 drone around 12:30 am northeast of the Al-Tanaf garrison, which is close to the Jordanian border. Iran's attack on Islamic State targets in Syria did not meet its objectives. Moscow also suspended the hotline established in October 2015 to prevent accidental engagement of Russian and U.S. Read More »

Nouveau gouvernement Philippe: la parité avec 15 femmes et 15 hommes

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Sans surprise, les ministre de l'Intérieur (Gérard Collomb), des Affaires étrangères et de l'Europe (Jean-Yves Le Drian) et de l'Economie (Bruno Le Maire), considérés comme des poids lourds du gouvernement, ont été maintenus à leur poste. François Bayrou "souhaite se défendre" dans l'enquête sur les assistants parlementaires du MoDem et cela "simplifie la situation", a observé le porte-parole du gouvernement Christophe Castaner, parlant d'une "décision personnelle". Read More »

South Korea conducts missile test with warning to North Korea

But the centre-left Moon is known to favour engagement with the North to bring it to the negotiating table in a break from his conservative predecessors who took a hardline stance. Moon last week told reporters that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is keen on dialogue in his heart of hearts and "bluffing" in his rush to acquire nuclear weapons . Read More »

Leo Varadkar confirmed as Irish prime minister

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Due to his sexuality and ethnic background, he is seen by many as a liberal leader of a country once perceived as socially conservative. The son of an Indian immigrant has made Irish history by becoming the country's youngest and first openly gay prime minister. Read More »

Mandhana, Raj take India to challenging 281/3

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Meanwhile India captain Mithali Raj summed up the spirit of defiance in a women's game that wants to be appreciated on its own terms. However, they lost their practice game to New Zealand ahead of this tournament but the way have reached up to this stage is simply phenomenal. Read More »

Pakistani PM to attempt to ease Saudi Arabia-Qatar rift

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On June 5, Arab nations, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt cut ties with Qatar accusing it of supporting extremism, in the biggest diplomatic crisis to hit the region in years. The head of Iran's livestock exporters said they had exported 66 tonnes of meat to Qatar in the last two days. Stating that his company would enhance the animal husbandry activities 50 kilometers away from Doha , the capital of Qatar, "We will probably start to produce milk as of the middle of July", Qatari ... Read More »

Marine Le Pen: Emmanuel Macron "jette" François Bayrou "comme un vieux torchon"

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L'actuel garde des Sceaux et président du Modem l'a annoncé en début de matinée, une décision qui relève d'un " choix personnel " a déclaré le porte-parole du gouvernement Christophe Castaner sur Europe1. Le premier ministre "prend acte" et "respecte" la décision de François Bayrou de quitter le gouvernement , indique Matignon à l'AFP. Au total, après Sylvie Goulard mardi, ce sont les trois ministres issus du MoDem qui quittent le gouvernement. Read More »

US Would Welcome Effective Syrian Effort to Defeat IS, Military Says

The drone was shot down after it dropped bombs, aimed only at dirt, but in an area close enough to coalition forces whereby it was considered a threat. Sunday's shoot-down saw a United States pilot fire on a regime warplane as it "dropped bombs" on US-backed local forces. "It displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces", the statement said. Read More »

South Korea Tests Missile As President Speaks Of Need To 'Dominate' North

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South Korea's military plans to deploy the Hyunmoo-2, which is created to hit targets as far as 800 kilometers (497 miles), after conducting two more test firings. "We've said many times that China is making unremitting efforts to resolve the Korean peninsula nuclear issue, and plays an active and constructive role", he said. Read More »

Tornadoes spawned by Cindy's remnants cause damage in Birmingham, AL

As Cindy's circulation continues to unwind, the chance of tornadoes will continue to diminish but there may be a brief resurgence this afternoon, especially to our west in the Tennessee Valley closest to the remnant circulation, and also if sunshine can warm things enough to destabilize the atmosphere for more vigorous storms. Read More »

At Iowa rally, Donald Trump praises Fox and attacks CNN and NBC

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The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. CBS and ABC cannot take the called for leadership change seriously if they want too, but it won't help Pelosi or the Democrats if that's what is really needed. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi Insists She Won't Step Down As Democratic House Minority Leader

He said the Democratic Party, however, isn't self-aware enough to realize that they'll always have an uphill battle if she's the face of the party. In fact, in this congressional race that saw almost a combined $50 million spent, Mr. In this March 28, 2017 photo, House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J. speaks during a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington . Read More »

Sulabh International renames village in Haryana after Trump

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa soon after arriving here on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the United States and the Netherlands. Ahead of his visit Prime Minister Modi set a friendly tone, when he wrote on his Facebook wall that "I will pay a working visit to Portugal on 24 June 2017". Read More »

May's Brexit offer 'the minimum'

In particular, the EU 27 want their citizens to be able to enforce their rights in Britain through the European Court of Justice , something May has flatly ruled out. Speaking at a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, Merkel said: "It was a good start but it was also not the breakthrough, to put it conservatively". Read More »

North Korea 'tests rocket engine for ICBM'

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With this prospect and an assumption that this is not contemplated by the North Korean leaders, it is appropriate to ask what grand bargain acceptable to its southern neighbor would North Korea be prepared to make in return for the survival of the state. Read More »

Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands

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Saudi Arabia regularly accuses Iran, its regional rival, of interference throughout the Middle East. Al-Jazeera was launched in 1996 with financial support from Qatar's rulers. "We remain committed to doing journalism", he said. The committee stated that some of the conditions in the list of demands amount to gross violations of human rights, such as the right to freedom of opinion and expression, the right to nationality, and the right to asylum. Read More »

Budget des armées: Florence Parly s'efforce de rassurer les militaires

Florence Parly , la nouvelle ministre des armées, a tenue aujourd'hui (23 juin) a rassurer les militaires sur le budget des armées. Agée de 54 ans, cette énarque, socialiste, connait bien la machine gouvernementale. Après la défaite de Lionel Jospin en 2002, elle tente une carrière d'élue. Battue, elle parvient à obtenir un mandat en 2004, devenant vice-présidente du Conseil régional de Bourgogne de 2004 à 2006. Read More »