Author: 0 White House says hopeful healthcare reform to be completed by August

Spicer said that the briefings don't need to be broadcast, even though it has been a longstanding tradition in The White House. The camera ban, at least according to one of President Donald Trump's closest advisors Steve Bannon, is because Mr Spicer "got fatter".

Global Paris showcases its sights in race against Los Angeles
Author: 0 Paris showcases its sights in race against Los Angeles

LA 2024, Los Angeles's Olympic bid committee, filed an annual tax return last week revealing the organization's largest donors, including many recognizable figures in the local sports and entertainment landscape. In Los Angeles where the US flagship Olympic Day celebration is taking place to promote the LA 2024 bid, 500 young athletes are participating in eight Olympic and Paralympic sport clinics, including fencing, gymnastics, sitting volleyball, rugby, table tennis, team handball, track ...

Author: 0 Ronaldo confident after leading Portugal to Confederations Cup semi-finals

Mexico's Hirving Lozano celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Mexico and Russia , at the Kazan Arena, Russia , Saturday, June 24, 2017 . Striker Andre Silva , 21, could start again, this time partnered by Nani , while 22-year-old winger Bernardo Silva could also feature from the start after impressing against Russian Federation.

Global PBA pays tribute to fallen heroes of Marawi City
Author: 0 PBA pays tribute to fallen heroes of Marawi City

Meanwhile, CNN Philippines today quoted Cayetano as saying that IS is already in the Philippines despite military officials claiming that the local Maute rebel outfit was still trying to get recognition from the Middle-East-based terror network.

Global Air Force 'doomsday' planes damaged in tornado
Author: 0 Air Force 'doomsday' planes damaged in tornado

Also, the USAF is now looking to replace these aircraft, with a program spooling up to do just that-a story we will post soon here on The War Zone. Offutt released information Friday, June 23, that the damage will require roof fix, tree removal, HVAC fix and fencing replacement.

Global Qatar Airways urges United Nations action against Gulf blockade
Author: 0 Qatar Airways urges United Nations action against Gulf blockade

But a serious economic downturn could have more dire consequences for the almost 90 percent of Qatar's 2.7 million residents who are not citizens but foreign workers, mostly unskilled labourers, many dependent on construction projects, including stadiums for the 2022 soccer World Cup.

Author: 0 Over 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide

The Communist Party secretary of Sichuan, Wang Dongming, and other officials were rushing to the village, in a sign of the gravity of the disaster, Sichuan Daily said. Some 500 people were taking part in rescue efforts, according to CCTV. Footage on state-run television network CCTV showed several soldiers lifting heavy rocks and several bulldozers working in the area where the village was presumably buried.

Author: 0 UAE warns Qatar of divorce as Persian Gulf tensions simmer

It comes almost three weeks after Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt imposed a tight blockade on Qatar, their neighbour in the Gulf. Qatar's Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a request to confirm the contents of the list, and there were no immediate, official announcements of the submission from any of the states involved.

Author: 0 Mexico beats Russia to advance to Confederations Cup semifinal

Portugal , the European champion, outclassed New Zealand , which extended its winless Confederations Cup run to 12 games across four editions. The Euro 2016 champions took the lead on 33 minutes through a penalty from their captain, his 75th global goal, before Manchester City-bound midfielder Bernardo Silva knocked in a second from close-range only to pick up an ankle injury which saw him substituted at the break.

Global Obama's Response to Russian Hacking: Limited, Cautious, and Frustrated
Author: 0 Obama's Response to Russian Hacking: Limited, Cautious, and Frustrated

Under a mounted deer, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before signing the Antiquities Executive Order at the Department of the Interior in Washington , D.C. The report shows the handwringing that officials went through on how to respond and how and when to alert the public. Trump was likely referencing a Washington Post story published on Friday that reported Barack Obama's administration had intelligence last August describing Russian meddling in the presidential election.

Author: 0 Supreme Court to consider limits on partisan drawing of election maps

Although non-partisan commissions control the drafting of these districts in a handful of states, partisan state legislatures in most states control the process. The Supreme Court has taken a look at a number of gerrymandering cases over the years. Last November, a federal district court ruled that Republicans' 2011 gerrymandering effort in Wisconsin crossed a line and was unconstitutional.

Author: 0 'Russia warships, sub fired at Daesh targets in Syria'

The defence ministry said that Russia's Admiral Essen and Admiral Grigorovich warships and the Krasnodar submarine fired six Kalibr missiles at command centres and weapons stores in Syria's Hama region. That warning came after the USA shot down a Syrian military plane. Syria's been a source of tension ever since between the two countries, but as America's direct ground involvement in Syria increasingly involves attacking government targets, the risk of direct military conflict between the ...

Global Confederations Cup: Mexico coach Osorio 'sorry' over bust-up with Kiwi bench
Author: 0 Confederations Cup: Mexico coach Osorio 'sorry' over bust-up with Kiwi bench

They did not get off to the best of starts as they were left frustrated by a last gasp Mexico equaliser in a 2-2 draw in their Group A match on Sunday. Four minutes later, Bernardo Silva slipped a shot into an unguarded goal. This could lead to Santos being tempted to rest a couple of his key players such as Ronaldo.

Author: 0 Six killed, over 100 missing as landslide buries mountain

Rescuers used ropes to move a massive rock while dozens of others, aided by dogs, searched the rubble for survivors, according to videos posted online by the Maoxian government and CCTV . An estimated 105 million cubic feet of rock and mud - the equivalent of more than 1,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools - slid from high up the remote mountainous area near to Tibet.

Author: 0 All 34 tower blocks tested for flammable cladding so far have failed

The Prime Minister has said the Government is making sure Camden Council can do "what is necessary" to ensure people evacuated from blocks of flats in north London have somewhere to stay, and work is done to make the buildings safe. Britain's government said Saturday that cladding samples from 27 high-rise apartment blocks in cities including London, Manchester, Plymouth and Portsmouth have failed fire safety tests.

Global Senate healthcare overhaul: Hopes and hurdles
Author: 0 Senate healthcare overhaul: Hopes and hurdles

For the House of Representatives' version of healthcare, Trump held regular meetings with representatives at the White House. "I want the bill to look more like a repeal bill", Mr Paul told MSNBC on Friday. He argued the policies could allow insurance companies to add on fees when people get sick or pregnant. And Washington Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell spoke in Seattle recently about how she's trying to oppose it.

Author: 0 Qatar Airways Seeks Shares in American Airlines

Qatar's proposed investment wouldn't change its board makeup, governance, management or strategic direction, American said Thursday. American said its rules prohibit "anyone from acquiring 4.75 percent or more of the company's outstanding stock without advance approval from the board", and said it had received no request from Qatar for such approval.

Author: 0 Big Orange wins Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

The case for him is very straightforward. He said he would have a look at halfway where everybody was and that is what he did. The overpowering favourite in the weeks building up to the race was the regally named Order Of St George . "It's great for the horse after the disappointment in the Derby, a lot of people said it was too soon to come back so I had a lot of agonising and it was only a last-minute decision".

Author: 0 Amit Shah in Mumbai on 3-day visit

Shah had met Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at Matoshree on Sunday, apparently assured him that the BJP parliamentary board would consult all NDA constituents before finalising its nominee. Bhagwat, however, didn't show any interest whereas Swaminathan chose not to react. Where we agree with them, we say we agree. BJP sources said the two leaders agreed to put the recent bitterness behind them and work together.

Global Oil's bear market and the Saudi royal shake-up
Author: 0 Oil's bear market and the Saudi royal shake-up

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalgen congratulated Saudi Arabia's new crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud yesterday. The young man in question is Prince Mohammed bin Salman , 31, whose elevation this week to crown prince and next in line to the throne has been assumed since his father, King Salman , appointed him deputy crown prince two years ago.

Author: 0 Donald Trump walks away from James Comey recording claims

Another longtime former Justice Department lawyer, American University law school professor William Yeomans, said, "I certainly think Trump's tape bluff contributes to the large, accumulating pile of circumstantial evidence that he meant to impede the Russian Federation investigation ".

Global Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with 'tapes' tweet
Author: 0 Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with 'tapes' tweet

Asked by "Fox & Friends" if the threat "was a smart way to make sure he stayed honest", Trump agreed, responding, "It wasn't very stupid, I can tell you that". Comey, in dramatic 2007 testimony that helped cement his reputation for political independence, recalled how he rushed to the hospital to prevent White House officials from trying to coax the ailing John Ashcroft, who'd given the powers of his position to Comey, into reauthorizing the program.

Author: 0 Two Men Arrested Over Violence Involving Turkish Security Forces

Washington DC police have obtained arrest warrants for 16 people implicated in the bloody brawl outside the Turkish ambassador's residence last month, including 12 people tied to Turkey's security services. Two Turkish Americans were arrested at the scene on May 16, and two more were arrested on Wednesday. Washington officials announcing the charges, which were filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, described the treatment of the protesters as an attack on USA values.

Global Trump questions impartiality of Russian Federation probe chief
Author: 0 Trump questions impartiality of Russian Federation probe chief

Obama ultimately chose to order the expulsion of 35 diplomats and the closure of two Russian compounds within the U.S. The former president approved a "covert measure that authorized planting cyber weapons in Russia's infrastructure, the digital equivalent of bombs that could be detonated if the United States found itself in an escalating exchange with Moscow".

Global CIA was aware of Putin cyber-attack in Aug.
Author: 0 CIA was aware of Putin cyber-attack in Aug.

At that point, the outlines of the Russian assault on the US election were increasingly apparent. Officials suspected the Russian operation included the potential of hacking US voting machines. This is a rare instance where the president has acknowledged what the intelligence community and bipartisan members of Congress already have, which is that Russian Federation attempted to interfere with the presidential election.

Global 'No Cuts to Medicaid': Disabled Protesters Carried Away From McConnell's Office
Author: 0 'No Cuts to Medicaid': Disabled Protesters Carried Away From McConnell's Office

Their opposition puts the bill in jeopardy, since Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can lose only two Republican senators and still pass the legislation. The nation finally will get to see the details of the Senate Republican version of health-care reform on Thursday. Prior to Thursday's "die-in" in front of McConnell's offices, protesters on the opposite coast held a "die-in" in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Palestinians Prevented from Entering Jerusalem After Attacks

Israeli security forces patrol outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City on June 16, 2017 following an attack. Nearly immediately, Hamas rejected the Islamic State claim and said one of the attackers belonged to Hamas, and two others to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine , both domestic Palestinian groups.

Author: 0 NDA Presidential candidate Kovind meets AB Vajpayee

Kovind belongs to the Dalit community Koli and had worked extensively in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and also has the backing of BJP's ideological parent, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The biggest plus point of all for the political parties to support him as the President Candidature is, that he is being praised for constituting a judicial inquiry or commission to investigate irregularities in promotion of undeserving teachers, mismanagement of funds and appointment of undeserving ...

Author: 0 North Korea does it again, conducts another rocket engine test

The US Defense Intelligence Agency warned last month that North Korea was on an "inevitable" path to achieving this. USA spy satellites have detected new activity at North Korea's underground nuclear test site that involve some modifications around one of the tunnel entrances to an underground test area, US officials said .

Global Theresa May to hold crunch talks with DUP leader Arlene Foster
Author: 0 Theresa May to hold crunch talks with DUP leader Arlene Foster

The DUP is taking a "significant risk" in entering a possible deal with the Conservative Government, Tory peer Lord Trimble has suggested. The FTSE 100 index rose by 1.0% the day after the elections, for a 5.4% gain this year to 9 June, as the increased uncertainty prompted by the snap elections results was more than negated by the British currency's depreciation - one that would improve United Kingdom exporters' competitiveness and increase foreign earnings when converted back into local ...

Author: 0 Gunman who shot U.S. politician Steve Scalise acted alone, says Federal Bureau of Investigation

On the day of the shooting, he went to the unit at 6:23 a.m. and left at 6:35 a.m. Hodgkinson had been living in a van, which was found in the parking lot of the nearby YMCA he visited daily. Jack Sava, MedStar's director of trauma. U.S. Capitol Police and other officers returned fire and killed the gunman, who turned out to be an unemployed home inspector with a deep animus toward President Donald Trump and other Republicans.

Global Mexico knock out hosts Russia, Portugal cruise
Author: 0 Mexico knock out hosts Russia, Portugal cruise

Portugal need just one point in order to progress to the semi-finals, meaning the European champions can afford to rest a number of key players as they take on an already-eliminated New Zealand in Saint Petersburg on Saturday. "So whoever we face in November, it will be the fifth-best team in South America". To find out, watch the Mexico vs. Russia FIFA Confederations Cup Group A match live stream from 45,300-seat Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia , with streaming video offered by ...

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

WYOMING, Ohio Thousands of friends and family members gathered in suburban Cincinnati on Thursday to say goodbye to an American student who died days after being returned to the United States in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea.

Global Pelosi on calls for new leadership: 'I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly'
Author: 0 Pelosi on calls for new leadership: 'I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly'

Pelosi, 77, who has led the Democrats since 2003, still boasts the backing of a vast majority of her liberal-heavy caucus - a dynamic she was quick to note Thursday. Raphael Warnock of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and Democratic state senator Nan Orrock a basic question: "Is this not just a battle between Republicans and Democrats but [also] the heart of the Democratic Party?" They must pick up 24 seats to do so.

Global Ruth Davidson's Scottish Tory MPs Will Be Prepared To Defy Theresa May
Author: 0 Ruth Davidson's Scottish Tory MPs Will Be Prepared To Defy Theresa May

The Conservatives won 13 seats in Scotland, helping to prop up the party nationally after it lost a string of seats throughout England . The Scottish Daily Mail raises questions over Theresa May's future as prime minister . It was in Scotland that Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party has made its first gain of the night, winning Angus in Scotland from the Scottish National Party (SNP).

Author: 0 North Korea rebuttal: Otto Warmbier's death 'a mystery'

The 22-year-old died on June 19, prompting a furious response from the United States government. However, North Korea is now saying that they are the real victim in all this. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the USA will "hold North Korea accountable" for Warmbier's "unjust imprisonment", and is also demanding the release of three other Americans who are being detained.

Author: 0 Flint, Mich., airport stabbing by Canadian man is being investigated as terrorism

Authorities also gave more details about Ftouhi's movements before he tried to murder Lt. Jeff Neville by stabbing him in the neck. "He further exclaimed something similar to, 'you have killed people in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and we are all going to die, '" Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Thomas Sondgeroth wrote in a criminal report of the stabbing .

Author: 0 US downs drone in Syria

A spokesman for the Guard, Gen. Ramazan Sharif, said all six ballistic missiles hit their targets, citing "local sources" and drone footage. We are in the killing-ISIS business. Russian Federation warned on Monday that it would track coalition aircraft with missile systems and military aircraft, but it stopped short of openly saying it would shoot them down.

Global Policeman beaten to death by enraged crowd in Indian Kashmir
Author: 0 Policeman beaten to death by enraged crowd in Indian Kashmir

Sources said that the area was quite well known to Pandith and he had complete trust in the people living in that area. "It's a very sad and unfortunate incident", the DGP said. "He was bludgeoned to death using sticks and stones by a mob of more than 50 people", sources said. The incident came a week after suspected rebels in Indian Kashmir ambushed a police patrol, killing five officers.

Author: 0 UK firefighters battle blaze at low-rise building in east London

Emergency services were alerted to the fire at 4.30pm. Residents of a block of flats in east London have been evacuated from the building where the fire broke out. It is believed one person was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service, but their condition is not known. The London Fire Brigade reported the cause of the fire is still unknown.

Global UK PM pledges help for hundreds of evacuated
Author: 0 UK PM pledges help for hundreds of evacuated

The cladding on the five Chalcots Estate towers is similar to that used on Grenfell, widely blamed for the rapid spread of the massive blaze last week that is presumed to have killed 79 people . "We will work with and support the emergency services and relevant authorities to safeguard the public", she said. Camden Council's Labour leader, Georgia Gould, said the council had acted "as swiftly as we possibly can" to ensure people's safety.

Global Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide
Author: 0 Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

Grandi tasked the world to assist countries like Ethiopia to shoulder the refugee burden. " Syria's conflict remains the world's biggest producer of refugees (5. The conflict in Syria has produced the largest number of refugees at 5.5 million and displaced people overall at 12 million people . It was followed by South Sudan, where 740,000 people fled the country because of the brutal civil war.

Author: 0 Vladimir Putin jokes about giving political asylum to James Comey

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered fired Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey "political asylum" during his annual question and answer call-in session on state television on Thursday. He also tried to turn the tables on the USA, saying it has sought to influence Russian elections by funding nongovernmental organizations as part of its aspirations for world domination.

Global France, UK in anti-terror action plan; Macron says European Union door open
Author: 0 France, UK in anti-terror action plan; Macron says European Union door open

The French and British leaders also announced a joint action plan to crack down on extremism and terror propaganda online, accusing internet companies and social media networks of doing too little. Projections by three pollsters of the final outcome, based on the first round, gave Macron's movement and allies between 390 and 445 of the national assembly's 577 seats - potentially the biggest majority since president Charles De Gaulle's conservatives won more than 80 percent of seats in 1968.

Author: 0 Qatar receives list of demands from siege countries

Al-Jazeera, one of the largest news organisations in the world, said that it "deplores" calls for it to be taken off air. - Halt the development of a Turkish military base in the country. Referring to the ultimatum, Gargash said "the alternative is not escalation", but the "parting of ways", adding that it is "very hard for [the UAE and its allies] to maintain a collective grouping".

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