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Tensions rise after Syrian jet downed, missile attack


Iran launched the missiles into Syria on Sunday, the first time in 30 years it has used them against a foreign country. Tasnim reported that Iranian Revolutionary Guards launched the mid-range ground-to-ground missiles from western Iran into the Deir al Zour region of eastern Syria , killing a "large number" of terrorists and destroying their equipment and weapons. Lire la suite »

Rouhani: Missile attack on Daesh was 'essential'

Iran fired ground-to-ground missiles into eastern Syria on Sunday, allegedly targeting Islamic State terrorists and marking a significant escalation in the Syrian Civil War . Netanyahu, who has repeatedly claimed that Iran is threatening Israel , said Israel is following "their actions and we follow their words", Xinhua news agency reported . Lire la suite »

Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative


To avoid that scenario, the House Republican repeal legislation imposes a 30 percent surcharge on people who let their individual insurance lapse. "I've been very clear with leadership about that". Before the ACA's essential benefits were enacted 33 percent of insurance policies sold on the individual market did not provide coverage for substance use treatments, and almost 20 percent of policies failed to cover mental health. Lire la suite »

Quake kills woman, guts houses on Greek island of Lesbos


Turkey and Greece are located on significant fault lines and have been regularly hit by earthquakes in recent years. "My God, all the picture frames fell on the ground and I have no idea how I ran out", she said. The magnitude 6.2 quake struck off the coast of western Turkey close to the islands of Samos and Lesbos , which are hugely popular with holidaymakers. Lire la suite »

Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 148

Numerous bodies were so badly burned that they would require DNA testing to identify them, Hussain said. "We kept on telling people to leave the crash site, but people wouldn't listen and more kept coming", said Muhammad Rizwan, a police official. Lire la suite »

Grenfell Tower blaze death toll rises to 79

In this photo released by the Metropolitan Police on Sunday, June 18, 2017, a view of an apartment in the Grenfell Tower after fire engulfed the 24-storey building, in London.??Experts believe the exterior cladding, which. But authorities had already suggested that they might never be able to identify numerous victims due to the intensity of the fire. Emergency services have been widely praised for their response to the fire, but the local community has accused the government of a slow and ... Lire la suite »

MI airport stabbing an 'act of terror'

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Gelios said the man entered the U.S. legally in Lake Champlain, New York on June 16. "He spent a little time in the restroom, dropped both bags and came out, pulled out a knife, yelled " Allahu akbar " (God is the greatest) and stabbed Lt. Lire la suite »

Turkey's Erdogan Says Arab Demands on Qatar Unlawful


Tillerson called on the parties to the conflict "to continue this conversation", stressing that cooperation between the regional states contributed to their goal of combating terrorism. Two days after the demand was made, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan instead reiterated his support for Qatar and described the 13 demands levelled at the Gulf country as preconditions to restore relations as being "against global law". Lire la suite »

Protesters in central Seoul demand withdrawal of United States missiles


South Korea's presidential Blue House said Friday that plan to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) had been revised to bring forward the date of delivery and installation in the country's southeastern region. assessed that the test, the latest in a series of engine and missile trials this year, could be for the smallest stage of an ICBM rocket engine. South Korean officials, including President Moon, will meet with President Trump later this month to discuss a joint ... Lire la suite »

RCMP Investigating Death of Edmonton woman near Sylvan Lake


Mounties say it was around 10:50 a.m. that a westbound pickup truck struck the 59-year-old man near 58th street in Edson, Alta. The driver of the vehicle, a 57-year-old woman from Edmonton, succumbed to her injuries. Her name is not being released. Traffic was diverted for about 3 hours but has returned back to normal. An RCMP Collision Reconstructionist was on scene to assist with the investigation, which is ongoing. Lire la suite »

Walker Backs Johnson Opposition On GOP Health Bill

Republican Senator Rob Portman says he looks forward to reviewing the Congressional Budget Office's fiscal analysis of the GOP proposal. He faces a hard re-election fight next year. President Donald Trump , who vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare during his campaign, praised the Senate's bill , but noted changes were likely. Lire la suite »

AP analysis indicates Idaho district lines favor Republicans


Set aside a Republican-controlled process to gerrymander, and Ohio would have one or two more Democratic representatives in Congress and an extra five Democrats in the Ohio House, according to a new AP analysis of 2016 election returns. The Maine Legislature gave overwhelming, bipartisan passage to a plan to reapportion House and Senate district lines. Colorado's map was drawn by a Democratic-dominated commission that Republicans criticized as "politically vindictive". Lire la suite »

Gargash: Gulf states don't seek Qatar 'regime change'

Sharply escalating the worst diplomatic crisis among Gulf allies in decades, the Saudi led-alliance on Friday gave Qatar 10 days to comply with a list of demands , which included closing the state-funded broadcasting network, al-Jazeera , scaling back contact with Iran, removing Turkish troops from its soil and severing ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. Lire la suite »

India, Portugal agree to further strengthen bilateral relations

One US official said the two leaders had a "lot in common" and noted Modi would be the first foreign dignitary to have a working dinner at the White House under the new administration. "I am happy that often we can talk easily on telephone, we can discuss everything". Over the weekend, four leading United States lawmakers had met President Trump, asking him to press the issue with PM Modi. Lire la suite »

Nevada Republican Senator Wavers On Health Care Bill


She was asked about the bill's impact on lower-income Iowans now covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act . "It's too much, too fast with too great a burden on the states". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., has said he's willing to alter the measure to attract support, and next week promises plenty of back-room bargaining as he tries pushing a final package through his chamber. Lire la suite »

Trump seeks support for controversial GOP health care bill

Trump also addressed The Washington Post's Friday article detailing former President Obama's inaction in response to Russian election interference in 2016. As premium costs rise, more healthy people drop out, which causes costs to rise even further. Progress has stalled, partly because "Obamacare" is politically divisive. Lire la suite »

WTF announces rebrand to World Taekwondo


The organization said the new logo "retains the "kicking athlete" design that was the "T" in "WTF" as a link to the federation's great heritage ". The seven-day competition has been held on a biennial basis since 1973 and is seen as an important proving ground for the Olympic taekwondo event. Lire la suite »

United Kingdom lawmakers hit by cyber security attack

As a precaution, remote email access for MPs was disabled, said a statement released by the House of Commons . A spokeswoman said they were investigating and liaising with the National Cyber Security Centre. Britain's National Crime Agency tweeted that it was looking into the matter with the help of the National Cyber Security Centre. Liam Fox , the minister for global trade , said the attack was not a surprise and should act as a warning to people across the country to the threat ... Lire la suite »

GOP senators oppose health care bill as written

Trump said getting approval would require travelling a "very, very narrow path" but that "I think we're going to get there". The long-awaited plan marks a big step toward achieving one of the Republican Party's major goals. Iowa opted to expand , and has added more than 150,000 people to its rolls since 2014. He called on citizens to pressure lawmakers into working with each other by calling and visiting members of Congress and sharing their stories about how the proposed bill ... Lire la suite »

With JD-U, Kovind's support base swells


In case the SP, JD (U) and BSP decide to support Kovind, the ruling combine's vote share might go up to 65.98 per cent. The opposition is against Kovind's name being finalised for the post of president on grounds that they were not consulted prior to the announcement. Lire la suite »

Trump confirms he called health care bill 'mean'


The U.S. House of Representatives' approach led to the truly flawed American Health Care Act (AHCA) - legislation that would weaken benefits and cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance. Because the health law guarantees access to individual coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and bars insurers from charging sick people more for coverage, the individual mandate helps ensure that a mix of healthy and sick people are covered. Lire la suite »