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Merkel to gather European G-20 participants next week

The name Angela Merkel has mostly been associated with politics so it definitely is surprising to learn that the German Chancellor will be appearing at the upcoming Gamescom 2017. We've barely had a week to process this year's E3, but already the great god of gaming conventions is forcing our eyes toward Gamescom 2017. "The participation of the Chancellor is a sign of great appreciation for us".

Stabbing at MI airport an act of terror, says Federal Bureau of Investigation

It has a serrated edge, and he used it to attack Neville from behind. "The Associated Press, citing an anonymous law enforcement official, said the FBI was investigating witnesses who said the suspect said "'Allahu akbar, ' the Arabic phrase for 'God is great, '" during the attack.

Concerns about fidget spinners highlight unsafe toys report

The Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.), in its summer safety report , which names the top 10 summer hazards, said fidget spinners lead the list of toys likely to cause an injury. Authorities in Germany said last week they plan to destroy tons of the tiny twirling gadgets that have been confiscated by customs agents. "The on-going injuries and deaths associated with hoverboards continue to be a wake-up call that products should be tested before they reach consumers and ...

Rebels still holding hostages in school — Philippine military

He said authorities are checking if the rebels have released five civilians they held hostage. He said the gunmen attacked the lightly defended outpost, then exchanged fire with troops. "If this is a diversionary move, it's not the first by these BIFF gunmen", Padilla said. The attack followed an army and police raid on a hideout that failed to capture a top militant suspect.

Daft Punk collaborate with Australian band Parcels on new single 'Overnight'

Although there is no mention of the release in the band's Facebook page , Instagram or their website , the news spread in social media when the song was released in Spotify, iTunes and other platforms. "Despite the obvious status that Daft Punk carry there was never any ego in the studio". Daft Punk later gained their first number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with the song Starboy, a collaboration with The Weeknd .

US Troops In Al-Tanf, Downing of Iranian-Made Regime Drone

Tourjman went on to say that the strikes also carried a message to the sponsors of terrorism, particularly the U.S. government which, on the one hand, claims it is fighting terrorism, and on the other hand sponsors ISIS militants. Daraa is where Syria's crisis first broke out in March 2011 as an uprising against President Bashar Assad's government. If this claim was true, it would be the first example of Iran using mid-range ballistic missiles, needed to travel the 400-mile distance, since ...

Special midnight Parliament session to mark GST launch on June 30

At the stroke of mid-night when the world sleeps, India will redeem its pledge to tax reforms. The brief session will be attended, among others, by President Pranab Mukherjee , Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who will address the MPs.

Senate Healthcare Bill Makes Major Cuts to Medicaid

Barack Obama has called the Republican replacement for his signature healthcare legislation, Obamacare, a "massive transfer of wealth" from the poor and middle-class to the wealthy. Though Trump lauded its passage in a Rose Garden ceremony, he called the House measure " mean " last week. "Despite promises to the contrary, it will leave millions of people without health coverage, and others with only bare bones plans that will be insufficient to properly address their needs".

Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

Scalise, 51, was in "imminent risk of death" when he arrived at the hospital. Scalise's health has been steadily progressing after he was shot in the hip during practice for the annual Congressional Baseball game on June 14. His condition later improved. McHenry tweeted pictures of Vice President Mike Pence donating blood on Tuesday. Mika's family also said that the Tyson Foods lobbyist is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing multiple surgeries for his injuries.

'American Horror Story' Season 7 Adds Colton Haynes to the Cast

Now it seems Haynes will continue his supernatural career on the seventh season of American Horror Story . Stay tuned for more info as it comes! The actor is also known for parts on " Teen Wolf " and " Arrow ". Last month, Murphy teased fans with an image of an elephant mask from the upcoming season , which could be interpreted as a reference to the Republican party.

International Day of Yoga 2017

Modi, who credits his strict yoga regime for his ability to work long hours on little sleep, has been spearheading an initiative to reclaim the practice as an historic part of Indian culture since his Hindu nationalist government came to power in 2014.

US Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill that will benefit the rich

It overhauls Medicaid, and it gives the states more ways to opt out of what services insurance companies have to cover. Trump, who campaigned heavily on a pledge to dismantle his predecessor's landmark health care reforms, offered a brief reaction to the bill's release.

13 ways the Senate GOP health-care plan could impact MI

But I think we're going to get there. Both bills cut $800 billion from Medicaid , which covers health care for poor children, for the disabled and for the elderly in nursing homes. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said on Friday that the bill is "simply not the answer", joining Republican Sens. None of the women have yet to signal they will oppose the bill, which McConnell unveiled Thursday after almost two months of work that took place primarily behind closed doors.

Daesh-affiliated group storms school in southern Philippines

Most of the residents of the town of roughly 200,000 people have fled. Hundreds of gunmen attacked a lightly guarded military outpost at dawn, with some then taking over the school and using civilians as human shields throughout the day before fleeing at night, the military said .

Trump is willing to work with Senate Republicans on health care bill

He said Friday he would vote against the bill in its current form but did not rule out supporting a revamped, final version of it. Democrats were hoping to scare off as many Republican votes as possible by planning efforts around the country to criticize the measure.

Renewed calls to oust Nancy Pelosi: Darcy cartoon

She added: "Every action has a reaction, I try to say that to them". " They're ashamed of their bill ", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer claimed. On Morning Joe Thursday, Rep. Kathleen Rice , D-N.Y., made a plea for Pelosi's ouster. Swalwell's point, beyond the fact that making the regressive opposition party feel comfortable is not a prerequisite for the job, is that Pelosi knows how to do something that no House speaker has been able to do since she lost her speakership: legislate.

Brendan Dassey wins in federal appeals court

Last August, a federal judge in Wisconsin ruled that Dassey's confession was illegally obtained and that he should be released unless the state decides to retry him. The state can appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court or retry Dassey. Avery trial attorney Jerry Buting tweeted, "Hurrah!" March 18, 2007: After deliberating for almost 22 hours over three days, jurors convict Avery , now 44, of first-degree intentional homicide and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Police Foil 'Terrorist Action' In Mecca: State Media

At least 11 people, including five policemen, were wounded in the collapse of a three-storey building where the suspect had barricaded himself, the ministry said. Near the end of Ramadan a year ago in the Saudi city of Medina four people died in an explosion close to Islam's second holiest site, the Prophet's Mosque.

Trump congratulates newly-elevated Saudi Arabian crown prince

And it came as Saudi Arabia was already grappling with low oil prices, and intensifying hostilities both with Iran and in its own circle of Sunni Arab states. Saudi Arabia's King Salman today made a surprise move to reorder the royal line of succession in the country, offering a series of royal decrees that removed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef from his position as successor and replacing him with the king's son, current Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman .

31 killed in Somalia attack

During the rescue operations by Somali special forces, five foreigners - two Kenyans and three Ethiopians - were rescued. When will Congress approve another round of Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC)? The office of President Mohamed Abdullahi said the base was located on Sakow, in the Middle Juba region in southern Somalia.

Existing-Home Sales on the Rise

Supply gained 2.1 percent for the month, with the existing pool of homes hitting 1.96 million. This is also the 63rd straight month of year-over-year gains. That was up 1.1% from a downwardly-revised April sales pace, and beat economists' expectations of a 5.51 million pace. Listings have plummeted 8.4 percent over the past 12 months to 1.96 million.

Police arrest Islamic State suspect, 2 others in Madrid

The event is expected to attract over two million visitors. A spokesman for Spain's National Police, referring to ISIS by its acronym DAESH, said: 'Officers have arrested a 32-year-old Moroccan man living in Madrid who belonged to the terrorist organisation DAESH and was in an advanced state of radicalisation.

Arsenal and Lyon Set For Key Alexandre Lacazette Meeting Next Week

Long known for being a team who create and miss good chances in nearly equal measure, Arsenal have been crying out for a striker of Lacazette's calibre since Robin van Persie left in 2012. According to French radio station RMC , Arsenal are now firmly pressing the accelerator on the deal as they attempt to push it over the line. He appeared headed to Atletico Madrid this summer, with Lyon's president saying that the club and player had agreed to a deal, but the Spanish club's transfer ban ...

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam slams Amitabh Bachchan over GST promotion

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has been closely associated with several government ad campaigns and time and again been targetted for this. "That is why I am suggesting Amitabh Bachchan should not be a party to every foolishness of the BJP".

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Senate GOP Health Care Bill

U.S. Senate Republicans released their version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act Thursday and there was reaction from both sides of the aisle in Indiana. Other Republican senators, such as Dean Heller of Nevada and Rob Portman of OH, expressed their own qualms, as did AARP, the American Hospital Association, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Senate Republicans release bill to cut Medicaid

People are removed from a sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office as they protest proposed cuts to Medicaid , Thursday, June 22, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington . "I see this as an opportunity for us to be freed up". Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions.

Otto Warmbier 'unresponsive', has been in coma for a year

Good. It's about time the United States delegitimized the regime of Kim Jong-un and started issuing demands of its own. Have you read Trendiee Today? The doctors there said he is in a "state of unresponsive wakefulness" and showed no sign of "understanding language" or "awareness of his surroundings".

North Korea denies torturing Ohio college student Otto Warmbier

Just four years ago, Warmbier graduated from the school as the salutatorian. The family of Otto Warmbier , the University of Virginia student imprisoned by North Korea who died after being sent back comatose to the United States , hid his Jewishness from the public as negotiations for his release took place, a family spokesman said .

20 killed, 50 injured in Afghanistan auto bomb

According to reports, many of those wounded in the blast are in critical condition. In an email, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, said the Taliban carried out the attack but he denied that any civilians died, saying only Afghan National Security personnel died as they went to the bank to collect their salaries ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Fitr.

North Korea denies torturing USA detainee Otto Warmbier

The article published by the official Korean Central News Agency was Pyongyang's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a USA hospital on Monday after North Korea released him for what it said was humanitarian reasons. "He had a deep desire to know God in a personal way", Thomas said. "But by no means will China, nor will Chinese society permit it to, act as a "U.S.

United States lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

The Louisiana Republican is recovering from "substantial damage" he suffered when a bullet pierced his left hip and traveled directly across to the other hip, Dr. The FBI said that the shooter's weapons found at the scene - a 9mm handgun and 7.62mm calibre rifle - had been legally purchased. Hodgkinson contacted both of his state's Democratic senators frequently, always through email links on their websites, spokesmen said Friday.

U.S. wants 'much greater' China pressure on NKorea

Susan Thornton, the US acting assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said the US will raise the issue as part of the US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue in Washington . Mattis said Warmbier's death goes "beyond any understanding". "Its overseas interests are growing, it's investing more in other places, it's going to have an impact on governments and stability in other countries as it moves into those countries with major investments, and we think that China needs to be more ...

Adele brings cake to firefighters in wake of 79-death tragedy

Grenfell Tower's exterior cladding, added in 2015, had a polyethylene - or plastic - core instead of an even more fireproof alternative. Dany Cotton, commissioner of LFB said she had "taken enormous strength from the awesome response" of her staff in the wake of the tragedy.

Barack Obama slams Republican health bill and warns millions will lose care

The Senate bill would repeal the tax in 2023. It would provide subsidies based on income, cost of coverage and age, jettisoning the House plan to base assistance mainly on age. Aiming to stabilize the individual market in the near term, the Senate would allocate funds for the cost sharing subsidies until 2019. President Trump has already indicated support for the Senate version.

Tourist bus hits top of Paris tunnel, 4 injured, 1 serious

One person is in serious condition and another three suffered injuries when a bus belonging to tour company Cars Rouges hit the Alexandre III Bridge on Friday afternoon, local media reports. Two dozen passengers were on the bus when the accident occurred, she said. Its top-level windshield appeared smashed and what looked like a tent roof was collapsed.

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