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Global PM Modi mourns demise of former German Chancellor Kohl
Author: 0 PM Modi mourns demise of former German Chancellor Kohl

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev underlined Kohl s role in ending the Cold War , noting that "he was without doubt an exceptional personality who left his mark on German, European and worldwide history ". "Germany's chancellor had a personal, friendly, relation with Russia's first president - Boris Nikolayevich highly praised those warm feelings of Mr.

Author: 0 Democrats Search For Silver Lining After Narrowly Losing Georgia Election

What does that communicate to voters when there's Nancy Pelosi , and they say Nancy Pelosi and her values? "That would be very bad for the Republican Party". Trump's tweet came amid criticism from some Democrats that Pelosi is becoming a drag on the party. "As we sit here, they're running caricatures of me in Georgia ", Pelosi said.

Author: 0 The Highlights of the 2017 NBA Draft

Philadelphia 76ers 2017 draft picks (left to right), Anzejs Pasecniks, Markelle Fultz , Jonah Bolden , and Mathias Lessort pose after their introductory press conference at Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex. "I feel like the template, the underbelly of the program is ripe and ready to absorb talent", said Sixers coach Brett Brown. "But on the sadistic side, it is completely exciting to me".

Global Chaos as hundreds forced to evacuate from London tower blocks
Author: 0 Chaos as hundreds forced to evacuate from London tower blocks

Residents are evacuated from the Taplow residential tower block on the Chalcots Estate, in the borough of Camden, north London, Friday, June 23, 2017. Speaking to BBC Breakfast, she said: "We've had a huge effort overnight to evacuate people". She told Mrs Phillips: 'The risk was that the smoke would go through the vents and fill the whole building, and they said that risk was untenable with the external cladding they had identified'.

Global Trump approves $2bn drone deal to India ahead of Modi meeting
Author: 0 Trump approves $2bn drone deal to India ahead of Modi meeting

The $2-3 billion deal would strengthen the intelligence gathering and reconnaissance capabilities of the Indian Navy. Trump authorized the sale, the manufactures said on Friday, but the offer is still subject to congressional approval. The official also said that, today almost 40 lakh India Americans are in United State, and more than 166,000 students are studying in United States, they all are contributing 5 billion US Dollar in the US economy and supporting approximate 64,000 jobs.

Global J&K: Pak violates ceasefire again in Poonch LoC, Army retaliates
Author: 0 J&K: Pak violates ceasefire again in Poonch LoC, Army retaliates

The Army on Thursday repulsed attack from the Pakistan's Border Action Team in J&K's Poonch in which two Indian soldiers were martyred. The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from small arms, automatic weapons and mortars from 1130 hours on Indian Army posts along the LoC in Poonch sector, a Defence spokesman said.

Author: 0 Cruz, Cornyn Split On GOP Senate Healthcare Bill

It is simply not the answer. Senate Republican leadership released their highly anticipated health care bill this week, but as of now, there's a lot of uncertainty over whether it will pass the Senate. The bill passed the House in May and until 22 June the Senate draft was kept secret from all but a few select Republican Senators by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell .

Global Sen. Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs
Author: 0 Sen. Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he opposes the GOP bill scuttling much of the Obama health care law, complicating the effort by party leaders to guide the measure through the Senate . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants a vote before the Fourth of July recess, just after it gets a "score" or cost and impact assessment from the Congressional Budget Office .

Author: 0 Senate Health Care Bill: 5th Republican Senator Comes Out Against GOP Plan

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists he wants a vote before the Fourth of July recess, leaving GOP leaders one week to win over more votes. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was urging Democrats to post stories on social media on constituents whose health care coverage would be threatened.

Global Meira Kumar is opposition candidate
Author: 0 Meira Kumar is opposition candidate

Her party colleague, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad , said Kumar was a unanimous choice. Asked whether she was upset with Nitish Kumar for supporting the NDA nominee, she said, "I am not upset with anybody". "There is a feeling that some non-Congress contender should have been considered", the sources said. "The party should have been ready with two or three candidates and convinced others".

Global North Korea Defends Otto Warmbier's Treatment
Author: 0 North Korea Defends Otto Warmbier's Treatment

KCNA quoted an unnamed spokesman for the country's National Reconciliation Council as saying: "Our relevant agencies treat all criminals. thoroughly in accordance with domestic laws and worldwide standards and Warmbier was not an exception".

Author: 0 The Tin Man crowned best in Diamond Jubilee Stakes

The Queen, who is a life-long horse breeder and owner, will arrive later at the famous racing meet and has a runner - Maths Prize - in the Britannia Stakes, which could give the monarch her 24th Royal Ascot victor. "I had two very good horses in front of me and they weren't stopping". "Blimey, he's as tough as they get!" That comment also applied on his return at Leicester in April, so Haggas' decision to switch back to six furlongs for last month's Duke of York Stakes looked a good ...

Global Dean Heller Joins Republican Opposition to Senate Health Care Plan
Author: 0 Dean Heller Joins Republican Opposition to Senate Health Care Plan

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had some strong words for the Republican Party on Friday, saying that if Congress manages to pass the Senate health care bill, the GOP will become the "death party". HORSLEY: As premium costs go up, even more healthy people drop out. There are cosmetic improvements in the Senate bill, but don't take them at face value.

Author: 0 Mali official says at least 2 dead in attack

Mr Traore said the militants had accomplices who had not been killed or detained. The minister said four assailants had been killed by security forces. The attacker was wounded and later died. In 2012 Mali's north fell under the control of jihadist groups linked to Al-Qaeda who hijacked an ethnic Tuareg-led rebel uprising, though the Islamists were largely ousted by a French-led military operation in January 2013.

Global CPEC won't lead to new colonialism in Pakistan
Author: 0 CPEC won't lead to new colonialism in Pakistan

However, the couple had instead gone to Quetta where they pretended to learn Urdu from a Korean businessman and engaged in "evangelical activities", Khan was apparently told in the meeting. Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Monday said that Pakistan would step up its review of visas for Chinese nationals. China, a longtime ally of Pakistan, is investing billions of dollars in an economic corridor linking the Asian neighbors.

Author: 0 British parliament's email system hit by cyber attack

The UK Parliament has been hit by a cyber-security attack, BBC reported. "As a result, some Members of Parliament and staff can not access their email accounts outside of Westminster". It was not immediately clear how many lawmakers were affected. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said: "We know there are regular attacks by hackers attempting to get passwords".

Global Australia resumes anti-IS air raids in Syria
Author: 0 Australia resumes anti-IS air raids in Syria

The armed drone was determined to be a threat and was shot down by a U.S. Air Force F-15E after the drone "continued to advance on the Coalition position without diverting its course it was shot down ". In a news release announcing his death, the Pentagon called him a "close confidant of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi" and a USA official confirmed to CNN that Bin'ali moved in the highest circle of the organization.

Author: 0 Washington Redskins get help in their trademark case via Supreme Court ruling

The ruling Monday is a win for an Asian-American rock band called the Slants , and it gives a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. The Fourth Circuit suspended the Redskins' appeal of a decision cancelling its registrations as disparaging until the Supreme Court could determine the constitutionality of the law.

Author: 0 Nancy Pelosi lauds her own leadership record after Democratic losses

The subtext wasn't a subtext at all because Pelosi wanted to send a direct message to her detractors: any junior member of the House Democratic Caucus who wants to go on TV and keep arguing for her removal as leader is welcome to do so. The Washington Times noted Pelosi, as House speaker, staked her majority on attempting to pass a major piece of legislation to limit USA greenhouse gas emissions.

Global US Shoots Down Armed, Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria Amid Russian Protests
Author: 0 US Shoots Down Armed, Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria Amid Russian Protests

In the latest incident, the Pentagon said a U.S. F-15 aircraft flying over Syrian territory fired on the drone after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces. A Western intelligence source said it was "unquestionably Iranian". "We continue to operate, making some adjustments for prudent measures", Davis said on June 20.

Author: 0 North Korea tests rocket engine -US officials (RTN)

According to a video released of the test firing, the ballistic missile was launched from a transporter erector launcher. The editorial alleged Trump is considering launching a preemptive strike against North Korea to divert attention from domestic political problems.

Global Leo Varadkar formally elected as 1st gay Irish Prime Minister
Author: 0 Leo Varadkar formally elected as 1st gay Irish Prime Minister

Addressing the Dáil - the Irish Parliament - Varadkar said: "I've been elected to lead but I promise to serve". Varadkar succeeded Enda Kenny earlier this month as leader of the Fine Gael party, which is affiliated with the centre-right European People's Party (EPP).

Global England beaten on day one of the Women's World Cup
Author: 0 England beaten on day one of the Women's World Cup

Though she did admit that "all of us follow men's cricket because we want at some point that women's cricket would be up there", and that male coaches are harder taskmasters than women and bring a different level of intensity to the game.

Global United Kingdom fears the Gulf's Qatar blockade is hurting its people
Author: 0 United Kingdom fears the Gulf's Qatar blockade is hurting its people

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud over the phone on Tuesday as the diplomatic crisis among some Arab countries with Qatar continued. Qatar's finance minister expressed confidence in the country's ability to economically weather a diplomatic dispute with a group of countries that cut relations last week.

Global South Korea investigating North Korea rocket engine test
Author: 0 South Korea investigating North Korea rocket engine test

US President Donald Trump has said he would like to solve the North Korea crisis diplomatically, but has previously warned that a "major, major conflict" is possible. China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, told President Donald Trump in a meeting at the White House that Beijing was willing to "maintain communication and coordination" with the United States in an effort to defuse tension on the Korean peninsula, according to a statement from China's Foreign Ministry on Friday.

Global Blockading countries send list of 13 demands to Qatar
Author: 0 Blockading countries send list of 13 demands to Qatar

Qatar - which shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia - has rejected the accusations, calling them "unjustified" and "baseless". Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt want Qatar to meet the 13-point ultimatum in return for an end to a almost three-week-old diplomatic and trade "blockade" of the emirate.

Global Little room to manoeuvre as May reshuffles Cabinet
Author: 0 Little room to manoeuvre as May reshuffles Cabinet

Despite Mr Gove's claims to have been "surprised and delighted" at his appointment, friends said there had been intense negotiations with intermediaries throughout Friday and Saturday over his... are part of our conversation". Former foreign office minister Alistair Burt, a leading Remainer, said the election result meant talks with the European Union were "no longer the sole preserve of the Conservative Party".

Global Kovind files nomination in presence of PM, NDA CMs
Author: 0 Kovind files nomination in presence of PM, NDA CMs

In the Presidential election scheduled for July 17, he will face off with the Congress-led opposition candidate Meira Kumar , whose nomination was announced Thursday. Non-NDA parties supporting Kovind include JD (U ) (1.91% of the votes), AIADMK (5.39%), BJD (2.99%), TRS (2%), YSRCP (1.53%) and INLD (0.38%).

Global S.Korean President witnesses test of home-grown missile
Author: 0 S.Korean President witnesses test of home-grown missile

The hermit kingdom put a moratorium on its weapons program in 2012 in exchange for food from the United States , but the deal fell apart when North Korea launched a rocket two months later. "At least I know China tried!" said Trump in a tweet earlier this week. Taekwondo is a relatively modern sport based on ancient Korean martial arts that gained prominence in the decades after the division of the Korean Peninsula at the end of World War II.

Author: 0 Russia destroys ISIS Command and Control centres in Syria

Political and armed opposition groups in Syria rejected the proposal when it was announced last month, saying Russian Federation has been unwilling or unable to get President Bashar al-Assad and his Iranian-backed militia allies to respect past ceasefires.

Author: 0 Theresa May Looks Exhausted As She Leaves EU Summit In Brussels

The EU is likely to want the cut-off to correspond to the UK's departure from the EU in March 2019. She said the United Kingdom was willing to agree to a "cut-off point" between 29 March this year, when May formally triggered article 50, and the later date of March 2019 as preferred by the European commission .

Global South Korea president invites North Korea to Pyeongchang Olympics
Author: 0 South Korea president invites North Korea to Pyeongchang Olympics

The upcoming taekwondo event is expected to be the largest world championship of the sport, indigenous to Korea, to date, with a record number of 971 athletes from 183 nations registered to compete. The organization said it officially launched its new name, logo, and brand a day before Saturday's kickoff of the 23rd World Taekwondo Championships in Muju County, South Korea.

Global Brexit talks: Citizens' rights and exit bill ahead of trade
Author: 0 Brexit talks: Citizens' rights and exit bill ahead of trade

He said: "The position hasn't changed, we have the Lancaster House speech, the two white papers, and the Article 50 letter, all backed up by a manifesto too". Davis also said the United Kingdom plans to set out its own negotiating aims for Brexit next Monday. "There is more that unites us than divides us", Davis said, referring to the latest reported terror attack overnight in London and the loss of lives in forest fires in Portugal.

Global Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis Rs 34000 cr farm loan waiver
Author: 0 Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis Rs 34000 cr farm loan waiver

Those farmers who had paid off loans would also benefit and they would get an incentive in form of a grant of Rs 25,000 or 25 per cent, whichever is lesser. Incidentally, the state government has excluded from the loan waiver the government employees, other than Class-4 staff, sitting and former legislators, income tax payers and traders with an annual turnover of more than Rs 10 lakh, who all own land and have raised crop loans.

Global Queen to outline United Kingdom government plans
Author: 0 Queen to outline United Kingdom government plans

She is also under pressure , having so far failed to secure a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) after losing the Conservatives' majority at the ballot box earlier this month . "We will work hard every day to gain the trust and confidence of the British people, making their priorities our priorities". The speech was also notable for what it did not contain.

Global JK: Terrorist strike kills CRPF SI, injures two jawans
Author: 0 JK: Terrorist strike kills CRPF SI, injures two jawans

Soon after the incident heavy contingent of army, SOG and CRPF personnel cordoned off the whole area and started search operation. As per the report, the terrorists managed to flee after launching the attack on the CRPF jawans and are holed up near a school building in Srinagar .

Global Portuguese PM treats Modi with special Gujarati veg lunch
Author: 0 Portuguese PM treats Modi with special Gujarati veg lunch

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for his three-nation tour - Portugal , US and Netherlands - today, his trip to the US will be the one closely watched. Marillyn Hewson, the CEO of Lockheed Martin which is bidding to produce F-16 fighter planes in India, will also meet Modi. "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had a very good relationship with former President Obama and PM Modi too had a very good relationship with him".

Author: 0 Congressman Ryan says party's message is why Democrats losing elections

The nearest Republican was Georgia's former secretary of state Handel with just 19.8 per cent - but in a field split by numerous party's candidates. "This is certainly something that we have to discuss because it's clear that, I think, across the board in the Democratic Party , we need new leadership", the MA lawmaker said.

Global Democrats Try To Push Nancy Pelosi Out To Win Back House Majority
Author: 0 Democrats Try To Push Nancy Pelosi Out To Win Back House Majority

Democrats came close but still lost in special elections in Kansas, Montana, Georgia and SC. Demographics, as well as Trump's election and the fact that he selected Price to serve as Health and Human Services secretary, have contributed to a "tremendous amount of energy on both sides in the district, but particularly among Democrats", said Chip Lake, a Republican strategist in Georgia and former chief of staff on Capitol Hill.

Global Lawsuit follows acquittal of ex-officer in Milwaukee shooting
Author: 0 Lawsuit follows acquittal of ex-officer in Milwaukee shooting

Smith was carrying a Glock.40-caliber Model 22 semi-automatic with an extended 23 round magazine. The complaint states that the deadly encounter started when Heaggan-Brown and the other officer saw a man leaning in through the passenger window of a auto with out-of-state license plates, talking to another man.

Author: 0 Unpopular Among Voters, Pelosi Says She's 'Worth the Trouble'

In 14 years under Pelosi's leadership Democrats have become an ever-shrinking minority that's almost extinct outside of the East and West coasts, big cities and college towns. At a press conference Thursday morning, Pelosi dismissed the criticism. Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel had a rough week. If Democrats "are going to flip 24 seats nationwide and win back the House in 2018, they must take several seats in California", Sragow and Pyers wrote, adding that Democrats' ...

Author: 0 London tower blocks evacuated over fire concerns

London Fire Brigade said to council leader Georgia Gould that they can not guarantee the safety of residents as the cladding , Gould said of the cladding it "was not up to the standard that we wanted and was not fire retardant". Renee Williams, 90, who has lived in Taplow Tower since 1968, told Britain's Press Association: "No official came and told us what's going on". "It's unbelievable.

Global Brussels Central Station attack suspect identified
Author: 0 Brussels Central Station attack suspect identified

Belgian authorities say they foiled a terror attack when they shot a suspect at Brussels Central Station. Answering the journalists' questions, the spokesman said that the perpetrator "wanted to cause significantly more damage". The suitcase then exploded a second time, causing a more powerful blast. Jambon indicated that police had carried out searches once the attacker's identity was known.

Author: 0 Eid-al-Fitr 2017 Eid Mubarak

Gifts and cards are often exchanged among friends and family. This is because the Islamic calendar - known as the Umm al-Qura calendar - is based on the moon's cycle, whereas the Gregorian one is determined by the sun. But the Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia are likely to celebrate it on Monday . "The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Developnent is, therefore, wishing all Muslims in Malawi and in Diaspora, Happy Eid Mubarak , and the ...

Global 6 shot, 4 dead in shootings at UPS facility in San Francisco
Author: 0 6 shot, 4 dead in shootings at UPS facility in San Francisco

Steve Gaut says he believes the shooter "turned the gun on himself" but did not have additional information. Lefiti's cousin, Mack Toia, told KGO-TV he was at the UPS facility waiting to pick up Lefiti when he heard shots. Police recovered two firearms from the UPS facility, including the murder weapon, which they described as an "assault pistol". UPS driver Marvin Calderon told NBC Bay Area he witnessed the shooting and ran for his life.

Global Trump kicks Nancy Pelosi when she's down
Author: 0 Trump kicks Nancy Pelosi when she's down

Both Reps. Kathleen Rice , R-N.Y. Vela's comments come after he and several Democratic colleagues met privately Thursday afternoon to discuss ousting the house minority leader. Said Rice: "The Republican playbook has been very successful". "And I don't think we're doing enough of that, and I think that's evident in this [Ossoff] race".

Author: 0 North Korea: Otto Warmbier's death 'is a mystery to us'

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman , who had met with North Korean officials in NY to press for Warmbier's release, attended the funeral. In an apparent attempt to smooth tensions, Mattis said that China and the US have the same end goals in mind when it comes to North Korea.

Global Republican wins Georgia poll in blow to anti-Trump effort
Author: 0 Republican wins Georgia poll in blow to anti-Trump effort

But it isn't only previous Democratic critics of Pelosi who are calling for a change. As long as they want to keep Perez running the DNC, I say, "Go for it". The response from some: It better be. Also on Tuesday, a Democratic candidate fell 3 percentage points short of defeating a Republican in the race to fill budget director Mick Mulvaney's House former seat in SC.

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