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Trump, Saudi crown prince discuss Qatar, terror financing in call

In a major Saudi hierarchy reshuffle on June 21, the former crown prince was also relieved of all his roles, including deputy prime minister and interior minister. Earlier this month, Trump appeared to endorse the accusation that the small, gas-rich emirate funds terrorist groups, a serious allegation against a strategic US partner that hosts a base with some 10,000 American troops.

Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

The next step is for the Senate to decide to move to final passage and vote. Senators Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, Rand Paul , and Ted Cruz released a statement Thursday afternoon indicating they are "not ready to vote for a bill" but are willing to negotiate until it "will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs".

North Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'

A public memorial for Warmbier was scheduled to be held Thursday morning at Wyoming High School , officiated by Rabbi Jake Rubin, the University of Virginia campus Hillel director who traveled with Warmbier to Israel, The Times of Israel reported .

Podhoretz: GOP Dodged a Bullet in Georgia Race

Around the same time House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was declaring she had broad support to remain the top Democratic leader and jabbing back at her critics, a group of her colleagues met privately to brainstorm on whether there was a way to force her out.

Russia regrets new US sanctions, mulls retaliatory moves

With recently approved visa-free travel to Europe, Ukrainians have finally broken their historic chains to the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday. That prompted Russian Federation to change its military posture. US actions sharply devalued Washington's assertions it wanted dialogue with Moscow , the statement said.

The official Brexit negotiations have begun

Britain is "very conscious of how they will use that time sequence to pressure us, and we'll avoid that at every turn", Davis told ITV on May 14. By approaching the negotiations starting on June 19 in a conciliatory spirit, May could reach an understanding with the European Union on the agenda and agree to continue as a member of the single market for a period long enough to carry out all the legal work that will be needed.

Trump, Who Threatened Comey With Tapes, Now Says They Don't Exist

Comey earlier this month testified to the Senate intelligence committee about his investigation into alleged Russian election meddling and potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. And his embrace of birtherism, which questioned whether Obama was born in the United States and was eligible to become president, fueled his own political rise.

Grenfell Tower death toll rises to 79 - but FIVE people found alive

He said the number of people now dead, or missing and presumed dead, stands at 79. "But we need to make sure that that actually happens". "Sadly, for many families, they have lost more than one family member, and my heart truly goes out to them", he said.

Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia Special Election

Pelosi, 77, has led the House Democratic caucus for almost 15 years, from the minority into the majority and back again. It took a heavy dose of voter suppression, along with dirty tricks, tens of millions of dollars, the GOP keeping its healthcare plan secret and the full force of the Trump regime to defeat Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia.

Mayawati backs Meira Kumar over Ram Nath Kovind

With Kovind also being a Dalit , this makes it a Dalit vs Dalit presidential contest. The opposition is yet to name its candidate for the poll, but former speaker Meira Kumar's meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her residence, a day before the meeting, fuelled speculation that she had emerged as the front runner.

Power tariffs will not rise with GST, says Goyal

New Delhi , In order to ensure preparedness for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll-out from July 1, the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology has launched a dedicated webpage for facilitating taxpayers with regard to addressing issues related to IT services and electronic goods.

Saudi Arabia extends Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday by a week - SPA

He said Eid al-Fitr means "festival of breaking the fast" after the sight of the moon. The date of Eid 2017 will vary in different parts of the world . Dubai Customs announced the official working hours at its customs centers during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, to help individuals and companies clear their goods without any delay.

Rex Tillerson: Palestinian Authority ends policy of paying prisoners who attack Israelis

The comments by Mr. Tillerson, in testimony before the House Foreign Relations Committee, appeared to mark a departure from longstanding USA policy and represents a potential break from other world powers, including Germany and France, who have supported the cease-fire and peace accords reached in Minsk, Belarus, in 2014 and 2015.

Thurston to undergo surgery, miss rest of 2017

Martin was named on an extended bench after arriving at the Cowboys this week, but coach Paul Green believes it would be too soon for the playmaker to make his club debut even with Johnathan Thurston out. "It's a decision that I've made", he said. Thurston has played with the Cowboys since 2005 and Saturday's home match against Penrith could have been his 300th NRL match after starting his career with Canterbury.

Trump contradicts his own account of Comey firing

Comey was sacked on 9 May, and initially the White House cited his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server as the reason for his termination, releasing a memo authored by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein as a basis for this action.

United States lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement

The person told The Associated Press on Saturday that investigators aren't sure of the significance of the names and don't know if it was a list of people he was targeting. The crowd started clapping and chanting United States of America after the first pitch was thrown by injured Capitol Police Officer David Bailey , one of the two officers on the congressman's security detail who've been credited with saving his life and potentially many others.

After Trump tweet, China says it works nonstop on North Korea

It came as the DPRK a staged a protest as they vowed "revenge" against the U.S. and branded Trump a "terrorist". President Donald Trump told China thanks for trying to help with North Korea but "it has not worked out", in what analysts said may signal a possible policy shift days after the death of a US student who had been detained by the isolated state.

Helmut Kohl, Father of German Reunification, Dies at 87

Germany's longest serving post-war chancellor from 1982 to 1998 was credited with German reunification. Mr Bush was one of the first to pay tribute to Mr Kohl, mourning the loss of a true friend of freedom , and the man I consider one of the greatest leaders in post-war Europe...

Brussels train station attack: Minister says assailant has been identified

Police quickly announced they had the situation under control. "He was identified as O.Z, born on January 20, 1981, he was Moroccan, he was not implicated in terrorism-related activities", Eric Van der Sypt , spokesman for the Belgian federal prosecutor, said.

US official's 'quiet diplomacy' led to Warmbier's release

Department of State refused to say whether the American envoys who brought Warmbier out of North Korea on Tuesday gleaned anything about the medical conditions of three other American detainees. "They lure Americans and then they take them hostage and then they do things to them and that's what happened to my son", Warmbier said, per USNews.com .

Cop injured in clashes, GJM claims 3 fatalities

The situation turned violent after four activists of the GJM were killed and several others injured in clashes with the police in Darjeeling . "We have come here to condemn the recent open firing in Darjeeling where innocents were killed", said 40-year-old Sagan Moktan, one of the protestors.

INEC Receives Melaye's Recall Signatures

Others are 9, 186, out of 18,356 voters in Mopa-Muro local government, 24, 703 out of 46, 810 voters in Yagba West, 63,736 out of 116,296 in Lokoja Local Government and 24,283 out of 46,819 in Ijumu Local Government. "We believe that the Senate ought to be a place for people who can be trusted". He said, "In the last two years, some senators have been meeting with their people quarterly".

Jury Acquits Minnesota Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile

Castile had marijuana in his auto and that 'he was stoned, ' a too-common rationalization in police killings, and an allegation that would appear in this case to be contradicted by dashboard video showing Mr. The police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile , the black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the immediate aftermath of the shooting live on Facebook, was on Friday acquitted of all charges.

Holocaust survivor wins Israel airline case over gender bias

Rabinowitz agreed to move. Also, the airline said the principle of taking religious sensibilities into consideration has been defended and recognized in Israeli courts. Requests from El Al for comment were not immediately returned. The airline was owned by the Israeli government before it was privatized in 2006 . El Al denied discriminating against women and argued that their reseating policies, such as being moved to be closer to a family member or farther from a crying baby, apply equally ...

MSCI to Add Chinese Mainland Shares to Emerging Markets

Inclusion in the index is seen as significant for China's stock markets because many overseas investors measure the performance of their portfolios against MSCI indexes and are obliged to buy shares in them. The FSC estimates a possible capital outflows of between 600 billion won (US$524.81 million) and 4.3 trillion won from the Korean stock market. The company said the Chinese representation in the index could be increased in time if China enacts additional reforms.

Virginia police probe Muslim girl's killing as 'road rage' incident

Several teenagers, including Hassanen , were walking from an IHOP restaurant when a man in a auto confronted them, according to police. Martinez Torres caught up with them in a nearby auto park, got out of his vehicle armed with a baseball bat and began chasing the group, she added.

Hezbollah uses NGO to conceal border posts

The month of fighting killed an estimated 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, as well as 44 Israeli civilians and 121 Israeli soldiers. Smoke rises above buildings after an Israeli air strike on Al-Howsh in the southeastern Lebanese town of Tyre, July 17, 2006.

Foreign Airstrike Kills 2 Afghan Soldiers In Helmand

Three U.S. service members were killed when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in an attack claimed by the Taliban. "The incident took place in Achin district and the Afghan army commando involved in the firing was also shot dead after attacking the US soldiers", Ataullah Khogyani, the provincial governor spokesman, told Xinhua.

Tightening Cuban Relations Is Bad Policy and Bad for Democracy

Though most details of the policy are still unknown, officials say Trump will direct the Department of Treasury and Commerce to ban direct financial transactions with Cuba's military and intelligence services. "We want to strengthen the Cuban people without strengthening the Cuban military ", Marco Rubio , the United States senator and former presidential candidate, said yesterday.

Two soldiers killed in BAT attack along LoC in Poonch

In a unsoldierly act by the Pak Army, the bodies of two of our soldiers in the patrol were mutilated. The injured was airlifted to the Army hospital in Udhampur. "Soon after the shelling started, Army's Maratha Light Infantry personnel men came out for patrolling to ensure militants don't infiltrate to this", they said.

Otto Warmbier in state of 'unresponsive wakefulness,' doctors say

The father of an American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and was returned to his home state of OH in a coma says the family is "adjusting to a different reality". The 22-year-old University of Virginia student, who is now in a coma , was freed for humanitarian reasons, according to a one-line report from a North Korean news agency Thursday.

Mulayam has acted like statesman by supporting Kovind: Swamy

Kumar on Monday had sung paean to Kovind, who was the Bihar Governor before the BJP named him as the Presidential candidate. It was Congress president Sonia Gandhi who took a lead in bringing the opposition parties together on the presidential election issue.

Turkish FM: Qatar Wants An End to Crisis

Qatari Minister of Defence Khalid Al Attiyah and his U.S. counterpart Jim Mattis completed the formalities for the purchase of the fighter jets in Washington on Wednesday, Al Jazeera reported citing Qatar News Agency (QNA). While the two sides are far apart at the moment, there are positive signs they're willing to reach a conclusion and want Kuwait to continue to mediate, reports said, adding that Turkey was also helping.

Refugee numbers reached record in 2016

The UNHCR's new Global Trends report on displacement said at the end of last year 300,000 more people than the preceding year had been displaced. Of the 65.6 million, 22.5 million were refugees , 40.3 million were internally displaced and 2.8 million were asylum-seekers, it said.

Britain's Prince Philip admitted to hospital with infection

The Duke of Edinburgh has left the King Edward VII hospital, where he was being treated for an infection, after two nights. The Prince is said to have contracted an undisclosed infection, and the hospital stay is merely a "precautionary measure".

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