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Controversial Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak is leaving the US

Controversial Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak is leaving the US The ambassador will be replaced by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov , who is on the European Union's sanctions list and will need final approval from Russia's parliament. He commenced his role as Russian ambassador in Washington shortly before President Barack Obama was elected. Last month Russia's Kommersant newspaper reported that Mr. [Full Article...]

A rainy Yoga Day for PM Modi in Lucknow

A rainy Yoga Day for PM Modi in Lucknow She asked the gathering to end the yoga session with prayers for the world peace by chanting 11 shlokas which end with "shanti, shanti, shanti", that is, peace for all. Praising the impact of the International Day of Yoga in the last three years, Mr. Modi said a large number of yoga institutes had developed, the demand for yoga teachers had increased in India as well as globally, and a large numbe... [Full Article...]

Medicaid mission creep threatens Republican 'Obamacare' repeal

The state's Senate analysts reached a similar conclusion about the House counterpart legislation. He's been aiming to win Senate passage this week, before a weeklong July 4 recess that leaders worry opponents will use to weaken support for the legislation. [Full Article...]

Uber makes it easier to arrange trips for other riders

Uber makes it easier to arrange trips for other riders The feature is now rolling out in the US, but it should be available in 30 other countries at the same time, including India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Philippines. The company actually launched its Family Profiles feature for its app a year ago, and the app allowed one person to pay for all rides taken by a specific group of people. [Full Article...]

White House warns Syria's Assad against chemical attack

White House warns Syria's Assad against chemical attack Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said USA intelligence had detected an increased level of activity at Shayrat over the last couple days, including increased aircraft activity. "We have observed activities at Shayrat air base that suggest possible intent by the Syrian regime to use chemical weapons again", a Pentagon spokesman, Marine Maj. [Full Article...]

Governor Hutchinson, Congressman Crawford React to Trump's Policy Change on Cuba

Governor Hutchinson, Congressman Crawford React to Trump's Policy Change on Cuba By restricting individual U.S.travel to Cuba , the new policy also risks cutting off a major source of income for Cuba's private business sector, which the policy is meant to support. USA airlines and cruise ships are to still be allowed to serve the island 145km south of Florida. Embassies in Washington and Havana will stay open and cruises and direct flights between the Washington a... [Full Article...]

Florida governor to name ally as chief financial officer

Florida governor to name ally as chief financial officer Florida Governor Rick Scott is expected to name former State Legislator, Jimmy Patronis , as the state's next Chief Financial Officer on Monday according to a report from the Associated Press (story HERE). "Jimmy faithfully served Floridians in the Florida House of Representatives for four terms, and I was proud to appoint him to both the Constitution Revision Commission and the Public Service ... [Full Article...]

USA airstrike kills at least 57 in eastern Syria, monitor says

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 42 people were killed in the airstrike, which took place on Monday at dawn. It said the Mayadeen mission was "meticulously planned and executed to reduce the risk.to non-combatants". [Full Article...]

Banks forced to raise £11bn for credit safety net

Banks forced to raise £11bn for credit safety net A stress test for consumer credit is being brought forward by six months to gauge how the banks will cope with a much higher level of default. The report said the move "would provide a buffer of capital that can be released quickly in the event of an adverse shock occurring that threatens to tighten lending conditions". [Full Article...]

Driver of van attack on London mosque was born in Singapore

Driver of van attack on London mosque was born in Singapore British police have revealed the identity of the suspected arrested for committing a terrorist attack by ramming a van into a crowd of Muslim worshipers at a mosque near Finsbury Park Station, killing one and injuring 11 others. In a statement on behalf of his family, Osborne's nephew, Ellis Osborne said: "We are massively shocked. Our hearts go out to the people who have been injured". [Full Article...]

CBO: 22 million people would lose insurance under Senate health care bill

The CBO found that revisions in the bill lowered federal deficits by $119 billion and left a projected 51 million people uninsured, or 23 million more by 2026 than would be uninsured under the Affordable Care Act . The idea was to encourage people to make sure they always had insurance, to avoid that penalty. "There's more work that needs to be done, it's pretty obvious", said Republican ... [Full Article...]

HIV Testing Day today

HIV Testing Day today The test - a simple oral swab - takes only 20 minutes to produce a result, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. They don't find out they're HIV-positive until they become deathly ill. Getting there means they'll have to do more with less. Of those, 15 percent were unaware of their infection. [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump Meet up Narendra Modi

But it was the same folksy, effusive greeting Modi has used with Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, and a host of foreign dignitaries and celebrities, from former French President Francois Hollande, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Hollywood's Hugh Jackman. [Full Article...]

May in talks with Northern Irish parties over DUP deal

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Foster, whose party has been locked in talks with the U.K. Conservatives since Theresa May lost her majority in parliament in last week's election, said she hoped Brexit would benefit the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, Reuters reported . [Full Article...]

Indian govt arrests 20 for celebrating Pakistan's win in Champions Trophy

Indian govt arrests 20 for celebrating Pakistan's win in Champions Trophy Pakistan won the latest instalment of the competition with a 180-run battering of rivals India at The Oval on Monday morning. Australia, who's two of their three matches were washed out due to rain, will receive Rs 58 lakh along with South Africa. [Full Article...]

Senior Ukrainian Intelligence Officer Killed in Car Bombing

Senior Ukrainian Intelligence Officer Killed in Car Bombing Police said the driver was killed immediately by the blast, which blew the vehicle bonnet open and nearly completely destroyed the driverside door. "The event has been qualified as a terrorist act". Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is completing what officials are touting as a highly successful trip to the United States, where he met President Donald Trump, and France, where he received assura... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court orders new look at Colorado voucher program

Trinity Lutheran applied for a grant to upgrade its playground through Missouri's Scrap Tire Grant Program, which the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (Missouri DNR) oversees. Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, a legal adviser with the Catholic Association, said in a statement that such a blow against state Blaine amendments was long overdue. [Full Article...]

USA lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

Ivanka Trump has tried to make the fight against human trafficking one of her signature issues. The categorization for China comes as the Trump administration in recent months has urged it to help combat North Korea's nuclear ambitions. [Full Article...]

Netherlands 30% responsible for Srebrenica deaths, court rules

Netherlands 30% responsible for Srebrenica deaths, court rules The victims had sought refuge at a base manned by Dutch UN peacekeepers, but they were expelled when the surrounding area was overrun by Bosnian Serb troops and subsequently killed. The court rejected an appeal from relatives of other Srebrenica victims, who argued the Dutch government should be held responsible for the protection of thousands more Muslims who had gathered outside the base... [Full Article...]

Air Asia A330 makes emergency landing in Perth

Air Asia A330 makes emergency landing in Perth An Air Asia flight en route to Kuala Lumpur was forced to return to Perth over a technical issue with the aircraft, believed to be a single engine failure. "The captain said one of the plates on the left engine was missing", passenger Samad Monfard said. Passengers were ordered to get into the brace position for landing. [Full Article...]


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