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Saudis shrug off arms sale freeze, convinced Qatar will bend

Saudis shrug off arms sale freeze, convinced Qatar will bend Qatar's foreign minister is set to meet his USA counterpart in Washington , DC, after the U.S. state department voiced confusion over the Saudi-backed embargo of the country. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has been talking about buying some $110 billion in weapons from USA manufacturers. They have sent it 13 demands including closing al Jazeera television, curbing relations with Iran, and paying rep... [Full Article...]

Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill

Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill But since capturing all the levers of power in Washington , they have so far failed to deliver. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky emerged with the updated plans from a lunch with other GOP senators , along with the news that the chamber's Republicans were headed to the White House for a meeting with President Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

Trump, Modi call on Pakistan to stem terrorist attacks

Trump, Modi call on Pakistan to stem terrorist attacks Pence said the United States and India can deepen their ties in many industries areas and asked India to enact the necessary economic reforms to ensure that the bilateral trade relationship is both "fair and reciprocal". President Donald Trump says the US and India are working to grow their respective economies. Trump says Modi had been scheduled to visit Washington earlier in the year but ha... [Full Article...]

Sanders attacks CNN, media in briefing

Sanders attacks CNN, media in briefing The sequence of events led Trump to take a kind of victory lap on Tuesday. She was interrupted by reporter Brian Karem of the Sentinel newspapers , who accused Sanders of inflaming anti-media sentiment. CNN also apologized to Scaramucci. It was determined that the story was posted without going through the expected checks and balances for a story of such sensitivity, the executive said . [Full Article...]

Europe's stimulus could be scaled back gradually, European Central Bank chief says

Europe's stimulus could be scaled back gradually, European Central Bank chief says Mr. Draghi said the ECB's stimulus policies are working and will be slowly withdrawn as the economy accelerates. The Fund said the U.S. will probably have a hard time hitting Trump's target of 3% annual growth as it's faced with problems ranging from an ageing population to low productivity growth, and with a labor market already back at full employment, the fund said in its annual economic as... [Full Article...]

Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy More than 250 US mayors are meeting in Florida at a time when many cities are pushing back against Trump administration policies on climate change and immigration. More than 250 mayors from cities with populations of 30,000 or more were attending the four-day conference at the Fountainebleau Miami Beach . "Politics has nearly no influence on science". [Full Article...]

Taekwondo Team Opens Door to Inter-Korean Cooperation

Taekwondo Team Opens Door to Inter-Korean Cooperation Given the constraints and risks South Korea faces in the current worldwide environment, Moon is wisely tacking toward pragmatism and alignment with the United States . "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea , it has not worked out". Robert Gallucci, former USA assistant secretary of state, and Leon Sigal, a member of the Social Science Rese... [Full Article...]

Sadiq Khan: We can't play Russian roulette with fire safety

Sadiq Khan: We can't play Russian roulette with fire safety The Department for Communities said in a statement: "All landlords and fire and rescue services for these local authorities have been alerted to the results and we are in touch with all of them to support and monitor follow-up action". It comes after Camden Council became the first authority to evacuate residents over fire safety concerns, asking people living in four high-rise buildings to leav... [Full Article...]

Cause of United States student's brain injury in N.Korea still unknown: doctors

Cause of United States student's brain injury in N.Korea still unknown: doctors Tests did not turn up evidence of botulism , which the North Koreans had claimed Warmbier contracted before being given a sleeping pill and not waking up, doctor Brandon Foreman said. "And no excuse for the way they've treated so many others", he said. He returned to Cincinnati yesterday on a medevac flight and in a coma , having been "brutalized" by his captors, his father, Fred Warmbier... [Full Article...]

Vehicle hits police van, explodes on Champs-Élysées

Vehicle hits police van, explodes on Champs-Élysées ISIS claimed responsibility for that attack. "Once again, French police were targeted with this attempted terror attack on the Champs-Elysées", Collomb said. Under pressure to muscle security at home and forge an effective action plan against alarming terror risks, President Emmanuel Macron made a decision to create the National Center for Counter Terrorism, a new body including all the countr... [Full Article...]

German high-rise evacuated over insulation concerns in wake of Grenfell disaster

May's call for an investigation comes after Arconic, the US -based company that supplied cladding material to the Grenfell Tower , stopped sales of its Reynobond PE panels product following the deadly fire - citing "inconsistency of building codes across the world". [Full Article...]

Can Frank de Boer get Crystal Palace playing like Ajax?

Can Frank de Boer get Crystal Palace playing like Ajax? Here is a look at how they have dealt with management in the English top-flight. The ManBetX logo will feature prominently in the club's forthcoming participation in the Premier League Asia Trophy which takes place in Hong Kong later this month. [Full Article...]

Kellyanne Conway busted for lying about Medicaid cuts by GOP Senator

Kellyanne Conway busted for lying about Medicaid cuts by GOP Senator Health care reform - or more specifically, the GOP's promised repeal and replacement of Obamacare - is at a fever pitch in Washington D.C. right now, and Kellyanne Conway's appearance yesterday on ABC's This Week raised a lot of eyebrows. [Full Article...]

Hundreds join first protests ahead of G20 summit in Hamburg

Hundreds join first protests ahead of G20 summit in Hamburg President Erdoğan had slammed the U.S. decision to issue arrest warrants for his bodyguards and the Foreign Ministry had summoned U.S. Ambassador to Ankara John Bass over the incident. "This includes foreign security forces". Hamburg regional authorities also said they would keep the situation around the Turkish security officials under review. [Full Article...]

Robust US home price gains cool slightly in April

Robust US home price gains cool slightly in April National Home Price NSA Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 5.5% annual gain in April, down from 5.6% last month. From February to March , Miami home prices increased by 0.3 percent. "At the same time , the supply of homes for sale has barely kept pace with demand and the inventory of new or existing homes for sale shrunk down to only a four-month supply". [Full Article...]

Brighton's Premier League Fixtures Revealed

Brighton's Premier League Fixtures Revealed The Seagulls begin 2018 at the Amex against Bournemouth on New Year's Day . Huddersfield have a relatively kind start to the campaign, but a brutal end. United will look to be at the top of the Premier League after September: West Ham , Swansea , Leicester, Stoke , Everton, Southampton and Crystal Palace . [Full Article...]

GOP Senate Bill Would Cut Health Care Coverage By 22 Million

Moderate Republican Susan Collins of ME said she would vote "no" on the motion to proceed with the bill. Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of OR worries the CBO report doesn't fully reflect those long-term effects, since congressional forecasters typically focus on a 10-year budget window. [Full Article...]

Cyber attack 'compromises' Irish operations of pharma firm MSD

Cyber attack 'compromises' Irish operations of pharma firm MSD Victims in Spain, France and Russian Federation have also been reported . IT experts have identified the virus as a type of ransomware - a program that is often used to hold data "hostage" until a payment is delivered. We confirm our company's computer network was compromised today as part of global hack. "It's like WannaCry all over again", said F-Secure Chief Research Officer Mikko Hy... [Full Article...]

Bill Cosby venue could move to California in sex abuse lawsuit

Bill Cosby venue could move to California in sex abuse lawsuit A lawyer for Bill Cosby says she does not think he will speak publicly before his second criminal trial in Pennsylvania. Benson, who had read comments from Cosby's wife, Camille, slamming prosecutors after the trial ended with a hung jury, said in that WBRC interview that people need to be aware of changing laws regarding sexual assault, including on statute of limitations. [Full Article...]

Alec Baldwin Returning To Play Donald Trump On SNL

In 2007, a voicemail where Alec Baldwin called her a "rude, thoughtless, little pig" was made public during his custody battle with ex wife Kim Basinger. "We're going to fit that in". He might be a bit exotic - I'm a huge fan of yours Johnny, I told you that at some awards show, I loved you in "Sweeney Todd", I thought you were brilliant. [Full Article...]


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