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Author: 0 Turkey, Saudi Arabia to try to reduce tensions over Qatar

The Iran provisions in the document state Qatar must shut down diplomatic posts in Iran, kick out from Qatar any members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard, and only conduct trade and commerce with Iran that complies with U.S. The four Arab countries accuse Qatar of funding terrorism, fomenting regional instability and cozying up to revolutionary theocracy Iran. Other countries to have recently cut diplomatic ties with Qatar include the Maldives and the Comoros Islands, along with ...

Global News Ousted South Korean president's confidante Choi Soon-sil sentenced
Author: 0 Ousted South Korean president's confidante Choi Soon-sil sentenced

It's the first time that the court has ruled on the 61-year old Choi, who, along with former President Park Geun-hye, also faces separate charges of taking bribes worth almost seven million USA dollars from business conglomerates. A former Ewha University dean and the university's former head of admissions - who were both found guilty of complying with Choi's requests - were both handed two years and 18 months in jail.

Global News US Air Force shot down Syrian combat drone in southern Syria
Author: 0 US Air Force shot down Syrian combat drone in southern Syria

Syrian government and allied troop. "This is the same location where another pro-regime UAV dropped munitions near Coalition forces before it was shot down, June 8", the USA military says. So the tensions locally are mounting between the U.S. and pro-regime forces; between the USA and the Russians; and more broadly between Washington and Tehran.

Global News Senate health care bill is ObamaCare-plus, says Sen. Rand Paul
Author: 0 Senate health care bill is ObamaCare-plus, says Sen. Rand Paul

The former president accused Republicans of forcing Americans "through that pain - while giving billionaires and corporations a large tax cut in return". The House bill earmarked $15 billion a year in state subsidies for high-risk individuals, substance abusers, and maternal and newborn care. The bill would restructure Medicaid , narrow the program's eligibility and likely decrease its funding.

Author: 0 Iran Launches Six Missiles Into Eastern Syria. Read Here To Know More

Sunday's strike was the first use of the missiles in combat, meaning it could have been as much a test as anything else. Experts say Zulfiqar missile is accurate to within 50 to 70 meters and has a range of between 434 to 466 miles. In March, an official was quoted by Iran's IRNA news agency as saying that about 2,100 combatants sent by Iran have been killed in Syria and Iraq .

Global News Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss
Author: 0 Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

But pressed if she had any plans to go anywhere, she replied "no". He was backed by "a lot of liberal money from the Democrats and Pelosi", said another from the National Republican Congressional Committee. "And we need to also lift up this nation so that we can find a more civil way to deal with our disagreements". "We may have different beliefs, but we are part of one community, the community of the 6th District.

Author: 0 Mayor Unveils $30-Million Plan to Close Rikers Island

Nick Reisman is at the Capitol with the latest. Republican Senate Leader John Flanagan, of Long Island, sought to raise the cap on the number of charters allowed in the city, but Democratic Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, of the Bronx, refused to include the charter cap in the negotiations over mayoral control .

Global News Bernie Sanders: GOP health care bill 'most harmful' ever
Author: 0 Bernie Sanders: GOP health care bill 'most harmful' ever

The measure represents the Senate GOP's effort to achieve a top-tier priority for President Donald Trump and virtually all Republican members of Congress. The Senate proposal also drops the House's waivers authorizing states to allow health insurers to increase premiums on some people with pre-existing health conditions.

Author: 0 Qatar's neighbours issue steep list of demands to end crisis

The House of Saud also makes the accusation of Qatar supporting the Shia Houthis in the Yemeni Civil War, despite the fact that Qatar is working as an ally with Saudi Arabia in fighting them. An unnamed official from one of the four countries told Reuters news agency that Qatar was also being asked to sever links with so-called Islamic State, al-Qaeda and Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah .

Global News Doctor says Rep. Scalise's vital signs stable
Author: 0 Doctor says Rep. Scalise's vital signs stable

The bullet that hit him fragmented into hundreds of pieces, but Sava said there is more risk involved in trying to find and remove those fragments than benefit. Meanwhile, the other victims, including Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner , are expected to recover. The shooting at a baseball field that critically wounded a Republican congressman and injured several others is forcing lawmakers to ask what more should be done to ensure the safety of themselves and their staff.

Author: 0 Government health insurance markets holding up--barely

The start-up founded by Joshua Kushner and two Harvard Business School classmates had participated in the marketplace for two years, ending 2016 with about 21,000 New Jersey beneficiaries. Few Americans (8%) say repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act should be the " most important priority" for President Trump and Congress.

Author: 0 Finsbury Park terror attack suspect's mum and sister speaks out

One man who was receiving first aid at the time of the attack died; it's unclear if his death was a result of the attack or from a previous condition. NPR's Frank Langfitt spoke in London to local artist Ferhat Laichour, who says he arrived ten minutes after the attack and heard the van's driver saying, "Let me kill, let me kill".

Global News White House Previews Trump's Overhaul Of Cuba Policies
Author: 0 White House Previews Trump's Overhaul Of Cuba Policies

Despite a new direction, embassies that reopened in Washington , D.C. and Havana under Obama will remain open, and Cuban Americans will still be able to travel to Cuba and send money there, The Herald reports . His backers, including prominent Miami Cuban-Americans, implored the Trump administration to give existing policy more time to play out. The secretaries of commerce and treasury will be responsible for crafting and implementing the new regulations, so the changes won't come ...

Author: 0 Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting

Analysis of Hodgkinson's computer shows Google searches for truck stops, maps, and toll-free routes in the northern Virginia area. Local authorities determined he was doing nothing wrong and told him to keep the noise down. Investigators also found that Hodgkinson had visited his unit at a storage facility more than 43 times from April to June. The FBI's searches of his internet activity reveal he had been online the night before the shooting, but not on the morning of the shooting.

Global News Auto bomb targeted Somali police station, at least 3 killed
Author: 0 Auto bomb targeted Somali police station, at least 3 killed

Aamin Ambulance Service said it had transported seven bodies and 12 wounded. There were no immediate details on casualties, but ambulances have been sent to the scene. However, the attack bore the hallmarks of similar assaults by al-Shabab, a Takfiri militant group linked to al-Qaeda which has a history of carrying out attacks in Somalia.

Author: 0 Trump govt cancels Obama policy for illegal immigrant families

Despite campaign pledges to the contrary, the Trump administration signaled Friday that it is keeping in place Obama-era protections for so-called " Dreamers " - immigrants who were brought to the us illegally as children. Community organizers for CT Students for a Dream and undocumented immigrant Anghy Idrovo said in the statement that others like him who do not qualify for DACA will continue living in fear of deportation.

Author: 0 Trump says health care bill needs 'a little negotiation'

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the bill, drafted in secret by a handful of lawmakers and aides, at a closed-door session with party faithful. The AFL-CIO, in recent statements on its website, has warned that many people are unaware of what Medicaid cuts could mean. Wolf says the Senate Republicans' proposal is even crueler than a plan passed by U.S.

Global News NATO jet approaches Russian defence minister's plane
Author: 0 NATO jet approaches Russian defence minister's plane

A Russian Sukhoi-27 fighter jet was then seen inserting itself between the F-16 and the minister's plane before tilting its wings from side to side to show the missiles it is carrying. The source said the Russian planes broke procedure when they did not identify themselves or react to air traffic control, RFM FM said. The near-miss occurred over global waters on Monday, approximately 25 miles north west of Kaliningrad - a Russian enclave between Poland and Lithuania.

Global News Iran-made drone downed in Syria
Author: 0 Iran-made drone downed in Syria

The temporary halt in operations came as the coalition and the fighters it is supporting on the ground attempt to oust IS militants from Raqqa, the de facto capital of the "caliphate" they proclaimed in 2014. Australia's decision to suspend air operations over Syria comes after a USA fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane , prompting Russian Federation to issue a threat to coalition aircraft.

Author: 0 Conservative Trump Supporter Narrowly Loses Virginia Primary

Northam won the Democratic nomination handily enough that the Associated Press called his victory just after 8:00 p.m. Tuesday when about 37 percent of precincts in the state had still not yet reported their results. Gillespie has basically ignored Stewart, and the strategy has worked. "And so I think it's fair to refer to him as a narcissist, because that's what he is".

Global News American Warplane Shoots Down Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria
Author: 0 American Warplane Shoots Down Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria

They are attempting to become an indispensable player in uprooting the extremists from Syria entirely. It was shot down near Tanf, an outpost of the US-led coalition. In this photo taken on Tuesday May 23, 2017, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group, the Hammurabi's Justice News, shows a US -backed anti-government Syrian fighter form Maghaweer al-Thawra stands on a vehicle with heavy automatic machine gun, left, next of an American soldier who also stands on his armored ...

Author: 0 FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting

He underwent several surgeries and remains hospitalized at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Both police officers are recovering and expected to return to full duty. He visited the unit 43 times between April and June, including the morning of the shooting. Investigators did find a list of lawmaker names that had been put together by the gunman, but there was no evidence to suggest that it was some kind of " hit list " or part of a broader plan to target individual members of Congress.

Global News Grenfell Tower: Theresa May Apologises To Victims For 'Failure Of The State'
Author: 0 Grenfell Tower: Theresa May Apologises To Victims For 'Failure Of The State'

Theresa May has apologised to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in the House of Commons today (June 21). The mass "Day of Rage" demonstration is timed to coincide with the state opening of parliament Wednesday. At least 79 people were left dead following last week's fire at the west London tower block. A spokesman for Newham council said it had begun reviewing the cladding on towers including Ferrier Point in Canning Town, which was also refurbished with new cladding by Harley ...

Global News 'Imagine' if Britain stays in EU? Discord at EU summit
Author: 0 'Imagine' if Britain stays in EU? Discord at EU summit

German chancellor Angela Merkel said building a future for the remaining 27 European Union member states took priority over negotiations with the UK. Quoting John Lennon , he said that when people asked him if he thought there was any possibility of the United Kingdom remaining a member, he replied: "The European Union was built on dreams that seemed impossible to achieve".

Author: 0 Imagine! Lennon brings no peace, but discord at EU summit

The Belgian leader insisted the Brexit negotiations should proceed apace without fanciful distractions. Juncker seconded Tusk on defense, adding that the Lisbon Treaty provides the European Union with all instruments in order to achieve a closer defense cooperation.

Author: 0 Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth, Praneeth in quarters

Srikanth, who won the Indonesia Open Superseries Premier on Sunday, came up with a brilliant performance to beat the South Korean top seed 15-21, 21-13, 21-13 in 57 minutes at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre. The second game started on a similar note, with Praneeth taking an early lead of 4-1. But it was Srikanth who managed to convert one game point to win the first game 25-23.

Author: 0 Otto Warmbier's Girlfriend Speaks Out On The Death Of Her 'Soulmate'

He will be buried at a nonsectarian cemetery. Warmbier was returned to the United States last week in a coma. Warmbier, an OH native, was arrested in North Korea in January 2016 while visiting as a tourist. envoys told them that North Korean officials said Warmbier contracted botulism after his trial and became comatose after taking a sleeping pill. Upon his return to the United States, however, doctors said they found no evidence of botulism.

Global News Cuba denounces Trump policy changes but is open to dialogue
Author: 0 Cuba denounces Trump policy changes but is open to dialogue

His aides contend that Obama's easing of USA restrictions amounted to "appeasement" and has done nothing to advance political freedoms in Cuba , while benefiting the Cuban government financially. Trump said that easing restrictions on trade and travel only helps the Castro government, and he wants United States money to go only to the fledgling private sector.

Author: 0 Centre confident of Kovind's victory in Presidential polls

The post of President is above party politics.I am thankful to everybody for their support: Kovind after filing nominations. Kovind was chosen by the BJP led NDA for the presidential elections . Kumar, who has also been a cabinet minister in the UPA dispensation, is backed by the Congress, Left parties, RJD , SP, BSP and the Trinamool Congress.

Author: 0 No support if Centre nominated 'Dalit' face for vote bank: Shiv Sena

The decision was announced by Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray after a crucial 90-minute meeting with his senior party leaders at his Bandra home. "If you are nominating him to the president's office to get votes of Dalits, Shiv Sena won't give you support", he said. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached out to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh to seek Congress' support for Kovind.

Global News Karen Handel Hails Victorious in 6th District After Grueling Election
Author: 0 Karen Handel Hails Victorious in 6th District After Grueling Election

Mrs. Pelosi has been her party's leader since 2003, overseeing losses in 2004, big gains in 2006 and 2008, then watching as her party slipped into its smallest minority in almost a century. Even Cher chimed in, tweeting that the GOP runs against her in every race. She continues to command a great degree of loyalty from many House Democrats , and allies dismissed the idea that her position was in any kind of jeopardy.

Author: 0 Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

They aren't alone, one health-care expert said Thursday. "Every American should be asking their Republican senators one simple question this weekend: why do the wealthy deserve a tax cut more than we deserve healthcare", Schumer continued.

Author: 0 China invites Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner to visit Beijing

America's tech leaders spoke to President Donald Trump of the need to upskill USA citizens to meet a growing demand for digital skills yesterday. The meeting also could be notable for who didn't attend. Update, 5:17 p.m. PT: Adds comment from T-Mobile. Tesla CEO Elon Musk left two of Trump's advisory councils earlier this month after the president announced that he would pull the USA out of the Paris climate agreement.

Global News Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon
Author: 0 Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon

F-15E Strike Eagle at approximately 12:30 a.m. after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces", according to the statement . The F-15 plane downed the drone around 00:30 on Tuesday (21:30 GMT Monday) north-east of Tanf, according to a USA military statement.

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