Global Militants cling to 20 percent of Philippines town after three-week siege
Author: 0 Militants cling to 20 percent of Philippines town after three-week siege

Duterte told reporters on Sunday that he "never approached America" for military assistance and was "not aware of that until they arrived", according to a Reuters report . The Philippine Army has been fighting ISIS-linked Maute group in Marawi city, just a few miles off the north coast of Indonesia. "Well, we already saw money coming in".

Author: 0 Schwarzenegger, Macron riff on Trump's campaign slogan in selfie video

The 10-second clip runs for the full duration with the caption: "With President Macron, a great leader!" Schwarzenegger , a noted supporter of climate-friendly policies, also criticized Trump for withdrawing from the climate agreement. In June, after Trump withdrew the United States from the climate accord , France's Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs altered a Trump administration video that justified the action into one that criticised it.

Author: 0 Gov. Snyder won't suspend officials charged in Flint water crisis

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter which is a conviction that carries up to 15 years in prison along with a $7,500 fine. Those cases ultimately led to charges on Wednesday for Lyon as well as the state's chief medical executive Eden Wells, who also faces charges of obstruction of justice and lying to a police officer.

Global Kovind files Presidential nomination, vows to uphold dignity of office
Author: 0 Kovind files Presidential nomination, vows to uphold dignity of office

One set in which Shah was among the proposers was in Hindi, which some BJP leaders said was a rare practice. NDA's nominee for the Presidential elections Ram Nath Kovind , flanked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and veteran BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, walk to Parliament House in New Delhi to file his nomination papers on Friday.

Author: 0 Modi First Indian PM to Visit Israel

During an event in Virginia, Modi said India has now emerged as a business-friendly destination, more so with the upcoming implementation of the Goods and Services Tax regime scheduled for roll out next month. Both leaders will be meeting in the background of a trade deficit in India's favor. "It is scary when we hear reports of attacks against Indians in the U.S.", she told PTI .

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

Presidential criticism even when he/she belongs to the same political party as the prime minister, and sending back legislations passed by parliament, have been the way Indian democratic system has evolved. "The opposition will lose", he said. "They have decided candidate for themselves and then try to shove it upon us 5 minutes before final decision".

Global Maryland And DC AGs Sue Trump For Constitutional Violations
Author: 0 Maryland And DC AGs Sue Trump For Constitutional Violations

The attorneys general of Washington and Maryland , Karl Racine , and Brian Frosch said the lawsuit was filed because Trump continued to participate in transactions with property and is involved in a business which can be recognized as a conflict of interest under the U.S.

Global Kovind to kickstart nation-wide tour tomorrow from UP
Author: 0 Kovind to kickstart nation-wide tour tomorrow from UP

The campaign will be followed by a meeting of the legislators and the MPs of the NDA partners at the official residence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath , he informed. Extending courtesy to him, Mr. Adityanath and other senior BJP leaders welcomed Mr. Kovind at the Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport. "The day Nitish becomes absolutely sure that he stands no chance of being the Opposition prime ministerial candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, he will dump Lalu and sons, and join the NDA ...

Author: 0 Holyrood to probe safety of high-rise blocks following Grenfell Tower disaster

Every cladding sample tested so far has failed fire safety tests, amounting to 60 high-rise buildings in 25 local authorities across the country, the Government said. 'We're making sure that we continue to knock on their door, ' she said. Some 83 households have refused to leave their homes and the council has warned they will be forced to leave because the building is not safe.

Global Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince: The man who will be king
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince: The man who will be king

Although Mohammed bin Salman's promotion to crown prince had always been expected among those who follow the royal family closely, the timing was a surprise, and puts the kingdom's future in relatively untested hands. "The president and the crown prince committed to close cooperation to advance our shared goals of security, stability, and prosperity across the Middle East and beyond", said a White House readout.

Global Donald Trump forgoes traditional Ramadan dinner at White House
Author: 0 Donald Trump forgoes traditional Ramadan dinner at White House

President Duterte yesterday encouraged Muslim Filipinos to channel their energies to foster national unity as he greeted them on the celebration of Eid'l Fitr which marks the end of Muslim holy month of Ramadan today. President Hassan Rouhani issued a message, congratulating Muslims on the occasion of the Eid . Instead, on Saturday night he released a brief statement saying, "Best wishes to all Muslims celebrating Id al-Fitr".

Global Senator Rand Paul says would consider partial repeal of Obamacare
Author: 0 Senator Rand Paul says would consider partial repeal of Obamacare

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. He spent much of his medical career working for Louisiana's charity hospital system, and he has said he has problems with the bill that won House passage in May and that was the building block for the Senate legislation unveiled Thursday (June 22).

Global Kovind to kick-start nation-wide tour from UP
Author: 0 Kovind to kick-start nation-wide tour from UP

Of the total 776 MPs in the presidential election collegium, Kovind has the support of 524, including 337 of its BJP, while his opponent Kumar has the support of 235. However, a day later, Thackeray changed his tack and extended support to the NDA's pick for the top office. "We expect the MPs and MLAs from the state to play a constructive role by recognising the progressive changes taking place in the country", the leaders said.

Author: 0 148 charred to death as oil tanker explodes in Pak

An announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak sent scores of villagers racing to the scene to gather spilled fuel. However, further probe into the incident is still underway, he said. "One body has been recovered and 11 others are still missing", Ahmed said. There must have been 500 people gathered when the fire began.

Global Petition: Remove Rodman from Hall of Fame
Author: 0 Petition: Remove Rodman from Hall of Fame

Now, has made a decision to start a petition to expel Rodman from the Pro Basketblal Hall of Fame due to his chummy relationship with the powers to be in North Korea. This was met with a ton of criticism, especially considering the brutal ways of the North Korean regime. Rodman has always been known for his eccentricities, but this has gone too far.

Author: 0 Mexico Eliminates Host Russia From Confederations Cup

Portugal swiftly doubled their lead when Eliseu's unsafe low cross from the left was forced home by Silva, although there was brief concern for the new Manchester City signing as he landed awkwardly on his ankle. A Hirving Lozano goal in the 52nd minutes proved to be the difference in Mexico's 2-1 victory over hosts Russian Federation in Kazan , with Portugal rolling to a 4-0 victory over New Zealand in the other group match in St.

Global Philippine forces declare Eid truce in war-torn city
Author: 0 Philippine forces declare Eid truce in war-torn city

Some 400 families, mostly Maranao residents of Marawi made the provincial capitol their temporary shelter since the fighting broke out on May 23. Rescuers from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front team in the Government-MILF Peace Corridor aid an elderly male out of the conflict zone on June 4, 2017 in Marawi City during a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire negotiated between the government and the Maute Group by an emissary.

Author: 0 Iran's president condemns 'siege' of Qatar by Arab nations

Qatar will find it "very difficult" to comply with some demands made by the Saudi-led bloc to end the Gulf diplomatic crisis, though they can be a basis for talks, U.S. In Qatar's first response to the demands, government communications director Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al-Thani said on Saturday they went far beyond the four governments' stated aim of combating terrorism.

Global Qatar rejects list of conditions by boycotting countries
Author: 0 Qatar rejects list of conditions by boycotting countries

Tillerson had previously insisted any demands be "reasonable and actionable", while UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said any requests made of Qatar should be "measured and realistic". Two contingents of Turkish troops with columns of armoured vehicles have arrived since the crisis erupted on June 5, and Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday that further reinforcements would be beneficial.

Global Pakistan mourns attack victims; army launches crackdown on militants
Author: 0 Pakistan mourns attack victims; army launches crackdown on militants

A day after the attack, responsibility was claimed by the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi al-Alami group, which is allied to the Islamic State and had carried out an attack at a vegetable market in the city in January this year. It also confirmed that so far, no Malaysian was reported to be involved in the incident. The situation, no doubt, had improved a lot ever since the beginning of operations Zarb-e-Azb and Raddul Fasad and Friday's attacks came after a comparatively longer lull.

Global Offaly man caught up in Brussels terror attack
Author: 0 Offaly man caught up in Brussels terror attack

Reports said that while he had not been connected to terrorism, he was known to police. "Something much worse has been avoided", Jan Jambon told broadcaster VTM. "The suspect has been neutralized by the military that was present at the scene after the explosion", he said. The man was from the Molenbeek neighborhood, the home and transit point for numerous suspects linked to attacks in Brussels and in Paris in November 2015.

Global Spain fights forest fire in Donana UNESCO nature reserve
Author: 0 Spain fights forest fire in Donana UNESCO nature reserve

The reserve protects over 107,000 hectares (264,403 acres) considered of extreme ecological value for their mix of ecosystems, including wetlands, dunes and woods. "Right now the fire is developing how we expected". "We expect changes in the wind that could affect the fire", Antonio Sanz, government delegate in Andalusia, told reporters.

Author: 0 Father of unified Germany Helmut Kohl dies

When Bonn prosecutors launched an investigation into possible breach-of-trust charges in January 2000, Kohl was pressured to give up his party's symbolic honorary chairmanship — notably by Angela Merkel , a longtime Kohl protegee who served for seven years in his Cabinet and followed him into the chancellery in 2005.

Global Belleville man who shot 5 at GOP baseball practice acted alone
Author: 0 Belleville man who shot 5 at GOP baseball practice acted alone

There's no indication of the significance of the list, Slater said , declining to specify the lawmakers' party affiliations or names. He said authorities found a laptop computer, a cell phone and a digital camera in Hodgkinson's auto but an analysis of the items showed that he did not place any online posts of threats or references to lawmakers or the baseball game.

Author: 0 Nancy Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

Pelosi's potential successors have included former Rep. Rahm Emanuel - but he left the House to become Obama's chief of staff and later to run for mayor of Chicago. "In the closing weeks of the race, Ossoff and the DCCC missed an opportunity to make Republicans' attack on health care the key issue, and instead attempted to portray Ossoff as a centrist, focusing on cutting spending and coming out in opposition to Medicare for All", Executive Director Anna Galland said.

Global Qatar Petroleum CEO says gas won't be cut to UAE - Al Jazeera
Author: 0 Qatar Petroleum CEO says gas won't be cut to UAE - Al Jazeera

Some banks in these countries are cutting their exposure to Qatar amid concerns of a widening of the blockade, people familiar with the matter said earlier this month. Turkey and Qatar both provided support for the elected Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt that was toppled in 2013 by military leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, now Egypt's president.

Author: 0 Muslims across Arab world celebrate Eid al-Fitr holiday

Donald Trump has broken White House tradition by not hosting a dinner to mark the end of Ramadan . A Palestinian girl wears as a butterfly stand in front of women preforming at Eid al-Fitr prayers marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City, Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Global The Last Video Of Otto Warmbier In North Korea Before His Arrest
Author: 0 The Last Video Of Otto Warmbier In North Korea Before His Arrest

Dr. Daniel Kanter of UC Health was among three physicians to give an update Thursday afternoon to Otto Warmbier's medical condition since arriving in the US 40 hours ago. "Even if you believe their explanation of botulism and a sleeping pill causing the coma - and we don't - there's no excuse for a civilised nation to have kept his condition secret and to have denied him top notch medical care".

Author: 0 Political Junkie Ken Rudin: GOP Senators Unveil Health Care Plan And More

The proposal would impose long-term federal spending cuts on the program. US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, of NY, said Democrats would be working hard to defeat the bill, having already made clear they would co-operate with Republicans if they agreed to drop a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and instead work to improve it.

Author: 0 Pyongyang denies torturing United States student who died after release from North Korea

State Department officials attended the funeral of Otto Warmbier, the American student who died earlier this week after being held in North Korea for 17 months. The North Koreans had told USA officials that Warmbier slipped in a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. His parents decided against an autopsy , and the funeral went ahead with 2,500 mourners on Thursday .

Global Moon uses sports event to address North
Author: 0 Moon uses sports event to address North

While the Blue House said that the Hyunmoo 2 missile that was successfully test launched was a key weapon in the "kill chain", created to counter North Korean nuclear weapon and missile attacks, military analysts believe that the missile's range and accuracy make it an offensive weapon that could be used in a precision strike against the North Korean leadership.

Global Govt foils ISIS plot to take over 3 cities
Author: 0 Govt foils ISIS plot to take over 3 cities

Indonesian and Malaysian officials have stepped up security to prevent militants from escaping from Marawi over their shared borders with the Philippines . As the government moves to end a raging rebellion in Marawi City by Islamic militants, President Duterte has authorized top defense and military officials to take measures to resolve the threat, including obtaining foreign assistance , Malacañang said yesterday.

Global PM Modi calls upon people to use E-GEM
Author: 0 PM Modi calls upon people to use E-GEM

Democracy was murdered during emergency. "Those who love democracy can never forget the dark night of June 25, 1975, when the entire nation turned into a prison, all voices of dissent were muzzled, where senior leaders like Jayaprakash Narayan were imprisoned".

Global French President Macron, PM Philippe approval ratings rise
Author: 0 French President Macron, PM Philippe approval ratings rise

Posting the video on his Twitter account, The Terminator actor wrote, "I was truly honored to meet with President @EmmanuelMacron about how we can work together for a clean energy future". Seeking to underline the urgency of the need to act, Fabius said it was time for "less talk, more action", borrowing the turn of phrase from ex-California governor-turned climate campaigner Schwarzenegger, who joined the gathering, as did former United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon.

Author: 0 New boy Malan sets up England T20 series win over South Africa

Dawid Malan insisted he must build on his impressive debut after his half-century helped England secure a NatWest International Twenty20 Series victory over South Africa . England stand-in captain Jos Buttler: " Dawid Malan was fantastic on debut". Morgan had said before the series that confronting De Villiers would be the ideal test of the 20-year-old's temperament.

Author: 0 None questioned India's surgical strikes on Pak soil: Modi

Since taking office, Mr Modi's government has done more to tie India's coattails to the USA political apparel than nearly any other in India's past. Infrastructure, defence manufacturing and energy security also came up for discussion during the meeting.

Author: 0 Senate's version of health care plan is very bad

Much like its counterpart that passed the U.S. House last month, the bill would cut funding for Medicaid , slash taxes on the wealthy, loosen coverage requirements for insurers and remake federal tax credits for people to buy insurance on the individual marketplace.

Author: 0 China landslide rescuers ordered to evacuate: state media

Xinhua did not give an estimate of the number killed or injured, but it said the landslide had struck Xinmo village in Maoxian county, a remote mountainous area of north Sichuan close to the region of Tibet. All 142 tourists that entered the site Friday have been reached, said Xu. On a positive note, 15 individuals initially reported missing in the landslide have been found safely away from the site of the calamity.

Global London fire: At least 79 people presumed dead in Grenfell Tower inferno
Author: 0 London fire: At least 79 people presumed dead in Grenfell Tower inferno

However, five people who were originally reported as missing have since been found safe and well where as 17 people are still being treated in London hospitals, of whom nine remained in critical care, reports CNN. Mrs May did not support a proposal put forward by Jeremy Corbyn , leader of the opposition Labour Party , to seize unoccupied properties to rehouse survivors of the fire, the spokeswoman said.

Global Concern over Senate health care bill
Author: 0 Concern over Senate health care bill

He acknowledged the bill has critics: "Some people have been more public about concerns but said they want to get to yes". File image of U.S. president Donald Trump . "That was my term, because I want to see - and I speak from the heart - that's what I want to see". Both the House and Senate bills would adjust Medicaid spending caps until 2025 based on a measurement of inflation that takes into account the increase in health-care costs, though the caps would be less strict for ...

Global Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo hospitalised with liver cancer
Author: 0 Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo hospitalised with liver cancer

He is just receiving medical treatment for his illness", lawyer Mo Shaoping said, adding that he was diagnosed on May 23 and released days later. "He has no special plans". In April, Beijing normalized its relations with Oslo after a six-year hiatus. Asked about Liu's release, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular news briefing: "I am not aware of the situation you're talking about".

Author: 0 Trump calls Modi 'true friend', ahead of meet

This probably means more than his vocal criticism of India for only participating in the Paris climate accord, where he said, "India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries".

Author: 0 India to celeberate Eid on Monday

An Afghan woman and her son beg at a mosque on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan , in Kabul, Afghanistan June 25, 2017. "Let us come together and take inspiration from these holy festivals and share their joyous treasures, and take the nation forward". "The fast of Ramadan shows how it feels to be hungry; Eid-ul-Fitr shows the real meaning of selflessness, goodwill and community".

Author: 0 India's Modi in Washington to Meet Trump for Bilateral Talks

Before Modi's address to the community, a short film was shown highlighting his government's achievements and policies over the past three years, including the demonetisation drive, Goods and Services Tax, and the Clean India campaign. Praising the steps being taken by the Indian government in the last three years, he said the United States companies are looking forward to the roll out of the GST.

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