January 23, 2018

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Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'


The lawmakers specifically discussed structuring the bill differently than the House bill, Thune said, including ensuring the bill "protects people with pre-existing conditions" and using tax credits to "make the bill work for lower income, elderly people". Read More »

Pentagon to send almost 4000 more troops to Afghanistan

That's the news out of Washington: that Trump has delegated to Mattis the decision as to how many additional USA troops should be sent to Afghanistan, and what strategy they should employ in a war that Mattis admits the United States military is " not winning ". Read More »

'Bernie Would Have Won': Sanders Supporters See Hope In UK Election


Prior to the elections, May's Conservative party held 330 seats; it was rather challenging for May and her party to pass major legislation with such a narrow majority. The Conservatives recorded their best result in Burnley for 25 years as Paul White finished second to Labour. . Current Prime Minister Theresa May , leader of the conservative party remains in her post as she is forming a minority government with the help of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Read More »

Federal appeals court again rejects Trump's travel ban

S.C". The Richmond, Va. -based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld another nationwide injunction against the president's travel ban. It said the Republican president's March 6 order violated existing immigration law . The court cited shortcomings with the order as it now is, saying the order does not tie people within the six designated countries in any way to terrorist organizations. Read More »

Dennis Rodman visits North Korea again


Former NBA badboy Dennis Rodman is making a surprise trip to North Korea on Tuesday amid high tensions on the nuclear-armed peninsula. This time around, four Americans are being held in North Korea, including Kim Sang Duk and Kim Hak-song, two academics who worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology; University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier; and businessman Kim Dong Chul. Read More »

Panama switches diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China


Panama switched diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China on Tuesday, dealing a major victory to Beijing in its drive to isolate the self-governing island it claims as its own territory. Taiwan's Presidential Office's comment on the incident is still yet to come. Panama is one of Taiwan's oldest friends, with ties dating back to 1912, but some analysts and Taiwanese diplomats have said before that the Central American country could become the next to break ties. Read More »

DUP agrees principles to back UK Conservatives

And the relationship between the Conservatives and its minority government partner, the Democratic Unionist Party , also remains unclear. "So pulling out of the agreement, which was only a piece of window dressing for climate chancers who wished to pretend that they were doing something about an issue which they can't affect anyhow, is not the disaster which the green lefties are getting hysterical about". Read More »

City election defeats dent Five Star's hopes of seizing power in Italy


But this time round, M5S candidates have failed to reach the second round in several major cities including Palermo , Verona and Genoa, the home town of comic Beppe Grillo , who co-founded the movement in 2009. Some 9 million voters are electing mayors in more than 1,000 towns and cities, with runoffs to be held on June 25 where no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the initial vote. Read More »

Macron's party set for big parliamentary win

Following the first result of parliamentary competition's first leg, LREM and its allies were likely to win between 415 and 455 seats out of the 577-seat lower house of parliament, securing a landslide majority. Conceding that the party was facing "unprecedented" losses, Cambadelis appealed to voters to rally behind Macron's rivals to avoid the president monopolising power. Read More »

Philippine marines killed in fighting with militants

USA officials did not provide further details about the numbers of troops who are backing the Filipino army or the way they provide supplements. The seizure of Marawi City has alarmed Southeast Asian nations which fear Islamic State , facing setbacks in Syria and Iraq, is establishing a stronghold in Mindanao that could threaten the whole region. Read More »

Pakistan's Sharif to be questioned over family's wealth


The JIT s summons also reminded Sharif to "kindly bring along relevant record/documents/material" related to the Panama Papers case. It was also murmured that finance minister Ishaq Dar would also be summoned during the current week as his name echoed during the hearing of Panama case in connection with Hudaibya Paper mills case. Read More »

Iran arrests 7 suspects for supporting Tehran attacks


Iranian authorities said five of the attackers were Iranian nationals recruited by IS, while Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps blamed the assault on regional rival Saudi Arabia and has threatened revenge. Iran is involved in fighting the terror outfit in both Syria and Iraq , where the Wahhabi-Salafi group, armed and bankrolled with Saudi petrodollars considers all Shia apostates punishable by death, has been spreading death and destruction for years. Read More »

Intel Chiefs, FBI Refuse To Answer Trump Questions


Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russian Federation probe". But if we look closer, both Daniel Coats , the director of national intelligence, and Adm. King: "Why are you not answering?" You swore that oath to tell us the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and today you are refusing to do so. Read More »

England v Australia ICC Champions Trophy


Weirdly enough, their subsequent points total of two (one for each no result) and run rate of 0 puts them in second place in Group A and in prime position to sneak into the semi finals. Cardiff is all set to take centre stage in the closing stages of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 , with cricket taking over the city. Matthew Wade (2), Mitchell Starc (0) and Pat Cummins (4) all fell to Rashid in the spinner's innings-changing spell of 3-4 off 10 balls that firmly put the brakes on ... Read More »

Germany's Merkel seeks to ease tensions with military

Merkel said advantages squeezed out by isolationism tend to be short-lived and, in Argentina's case, "weren't good for the people at all". German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she's ready to defend the interests of European Union members in Brexit negotiations and doesn't see any reason for the process to be delayed by the results of the U.K.'s election. Read More »

John McCain Confused at Comey Hearing: What's Wrong with John McCain?

Comey said the attorney general's directive to use that language "concerned me". President [Donald] Trump fired the director of the FBI , the guy leading the Russian Federation investigation. "I took it as a direction", Comey told the committee. "You reached separate conclusions", McCain said . "The American people have a whole lot of questions out there particularly since you just emphasized the role that Russian Federation played". Read More »

RBSE 10th Result 2017 Declared by Rajasthan Board @ rajresults


The result is out. Students who appeared for the exam are waiting and also confused about the UP Board 10th results / UP Board 12th results 2017 release date from a long time. So, lakhs of students will promptly try to access the results which, as we've witnessed in the past, tends to slow down the official website , sometimes it crashes too. Read More »

Lieu to Kushner: Russia Has Lovely Weather This Time of Year


These allegations come as President Trump returned from a nine-day trip across the Middle East and Europe. "It's both normal in my opinion and acceptable", he told ABC News on Sunday. "You have to ask, well, who are they hiding the conversations from?" Schiff said he disagreed with White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster's suggestion that such back-channel communications might be typical and not concerning. Read More »

Comey to Congress: President Trump told him 'I need loyalty'

In their first meeting after Trump's inauguration, Comey said , Trump said, "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty". The Trump administration was caught by surprise Wednesday when Comey's seven-page prepared testimony was released to the public showing that he will testify to senators that Trump sought his "loyalty" and asked Comey to "lift the cloud" that was impairing the president's ability to act on behalf of the country. Read More »

Woman on trial for 'encouraging' boyfriend to kill himself

The couple met in Florida in 2012 but had only seen each other in person a handful of times even though they lived just 35 miles apart in southeastern Massachusetts - Roy in Mattapoisett and Carter in Plainville. The 18-year-old sat in his truck and inhaled carbon monoxide produced by the vehicle's water pump. It was from a friend, Michelle Carter , 17, who had been Roy's girlfriend. Read More »