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Global On Senator John McCain and federal health care
Author: 0 On Senator John McCain and federal health care

But then came this afternoon. Republicans are expected to vote on several versions of health care legislation before getting to a final outcome - including a straight repeal of the ACA and the bill produced by McConnell that has, so far, failed to gain traction among Senate Republicans.

Author: 0 Abbas says ties with Israel to remain frozen

However, it also maintains strategic, if discreet, security ties with Israel - a relationship that has survived several crises and repeated friction over the Jerusalem shrine. A Palestinian man holds up a sign in support of the Palestinian request for United Nations membership during a protest at an Israeli army checkpoint in the centre of the divided West Bank city of Hebron, on September 14, 2011.

Global US Senate panel summons Trump's ex-campaign manager Manafort
Author: 0 US Senate panel summons Trump's ex-campaign manager Manafort

It is not clear what questions the committee asked Manafort. The pair are working with the panel to provide documents and conduct pre-interviews behind closed doors, ahead of any public hearing, the committee chair Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein have announced.

Global White House hails Israel for removing holy site metal detectors
Author: 0 White House hails Israel for removing holy site metal detectors

They have refused to enter the compound in protest and have prayed in the streets outside instead. "We leave at 6:00 am and we return after the last prayers around 9:30 to 10:00 pm", Umm Maath, from Nazareth in northern Israel who has been coming with a group to pray outside in protest, said Wednesday.

Author: 0 Israel metal detectors row was about sovereignty, not security

Israel's imposition of metal detectors on the site last week triggered protests that left at least three Palestinians dead and hundreds wounded as clashes between Palestinian and Israeli forces broke out in several cities across the West Bank after Friday prayers.

Global Luis Fonsi And Daddy Yankee Disapprove Of Venezuelan President's Use Of
Author: 0 Luis Fonsi And Daddy Yankee Disapprove Of Venezuelan President's Use Of "Despacito"

Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee may have taken YouTube by storm, breaking its counter, but it hasn't stuck a similar chord with Malaysian authorities, who have rejected the song for its "offensive" lyrics. Although the court retracted the ruling, there is still widespread anger against the government. Some 100 people have died in the unrest, which has further hammered an imploding economy that is running short of food and medicine.

Global PM on terror attacks in Kabul
Author: 0 PM on terror attacks in Kabul

Amir Helam, whose friend died in the explosion, told Afghanistan's Tolo TV that "every day people are dying". The Taliban say they killed more than 70 soldiers and captured seven in the fighting. In a statement the Interior Ministry called Monday's attack "a criminal act against humanity". "There was a awful situation, everyone was running and everyone was thinking about themselves and were running around", said another wounded person Najibullah.

Global US Resumes Fast Processing for Some H-1B Visa Applications
Author: 0 US Resumes Fast Processing for Some H-1B Visa Applications

The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year. President Donald Trump, in his election campaign, promised to put a curb on immigrants claiming that they were taking jobs from American citizens. It has previously announced that premium processing resumed on June 26 for H-1B petitions filed on behalf of physicians under the Conrad 30 waiver program as well as interested government agency waivers.

Global Flipkart's improved offer for eCommerce rival Snapdeal has been accepted
Author: 0 Flipkart's improved offer for eCommerce rival Snapdeal has been accepted

Shareholders of Snapdeal will now have to approve the deal, the sources told Reuters , declining to be named as the discussions are not public. A spokesperson for FreeCharge declined to comment on the matter while an email sent by TOI to an Axis Bank spokesperson did not immediately elicit a response.

Global Heavy monsoon rains lash western India, killing 16
Author: 0 Heavy monsoon rains lash western India, killing 16

More teams of NDRF have been sent to the affected region, along with air sorties from Air Force. Air Force today conducted rescue operations in flood-hit Gujarat and Rajasthan. As many as 11,000 people were evacuated exclusively from Banaskantha district alone, NDTV reported . Rescue work in flood affected areas of Banaskantha continues to be on via both air and ground routes and local administrative officials admit that timely alert and evacuation have enabled them to avert a ...

Global Rick Perry tricked into fake interview with Russian pranksters
Author: 0 Rick Perry tricked into fake interview with Russian pranksters

Perry also told the men that the U.S. was very interesting in working with Ukraine "on the civil nuclear side" and noted that that's what they'd discuss in an upcoming meeting. The pranksters - Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov - told Perry about a new biofuel that combined home-brewed alcohol and pig manure, and he discussed the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord .

Global EU mulls sanctions against Poland over court reform — European Union
Author: 0 EU mulls sanctions against Poland over court reform — European Union

The European Commission said Wednesday it would trigger a procedure that could ultimately strip Poland of its EU voting rights if Warsaw forces Supreme Court judges out of office. "However the fact that two of the four laws have been signed, and that work will continue on the other two, means that we must set out clearly our concern" in a fresh legal recommendation, he added.

Global Truck full of bodies including young children found in auto park
Author: 0 Truck full of bodies including young children found in auto park

In 2003, 70 people were found stuffed in an 18-wheeler trailer in Texas , of whom 19 had died. The remaining 8 sustained lesser injuries, such as heat stroke. The conditions inside the truck were described as dire - no water and no working air conditioning - as temperatures soared to more than 100 degrees .

Global Hilary still a Category 2 hurricane as Greg weakens further
Author: 0 Hilary still a Category 2 hurricane as Greg weakens further

Hilary was born Saturday night in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean as a tropical storm. "Think of the teacup ride at Disney or the Tilt-a-Whirl at your local county fair, but with tropical systems instead", Weather Underground said , describing the phenomenon.

Global Man arrested after trying to smuggle three cobras into the USA
Author: 0 Man arrested after trying to smuggle three cobras into the USA

The three king cobra snakes - each about two feet (just over half a meter) long - were found in March when Customs and Border Protection officers inspected a package that was mailed from Hong Kong, prosecutors said. He allegedly planned on giving five king cobras to a person who was related to his Asian contact. Once Franco signed off for the package, the agents moved in and quickly seized the king cobras and other animals, and headed into Franco's home.

Author: 0 USA 'applauds' Israel's decision to remove new Temple Mount security measures

The occupied Palestinian territories have witnessed new tensions ever since Israeli forces introduced restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015. "We reject the metal detectors". He had announced last week that he was freezing all ties with Israel until the metal detectors were taken down. Israel's decision to remove the metal detectors came after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with ...

Global Tank crushes auto packed with explosives in Egypt
Author: 0 Tank crushes auto packed with explosives in Egypt

The explosion happened 200 metres from its military target, "when an Egyptian soldier used a tank to stop the vehicle", according to the army statement yesterday. The Islamic State group has waged deadly attacks on the military and police, most recently on a checkpoint in Sinai on July 7 that killed at least 21 soldiers.

Global Naira falls at parallel market as Dollar, Pound rise
Author: 0 Naira falls at parallel market as Dollar, Pound rise

The remaining two members, however, voted for a cut in headline interest rate from its current 14%. Mr Emefiele also said the committee retained other monetary policy parameters such as the Cash Reserves Ratio at 22.5 per cent, Liquidity Ratio at 30 per cent and the Asymmetric Corridor at 200 basis points.

Global Top EU court upholds Hamas terror listing
Author: 0 Top EU court upholds Hamas terror listing

In 2010, Hamas had appealed its placement on the union's list of terrorist organizations. The EU first labeled Hamas a terror group in 2001, with the bloc freezing the faction's assets and imposing travel bans on its members. Last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the EU's political demands on Israel as "absolutely insane". "Since the General Court's judgment has been set aside, the Council measures by which Hamas' funds continue to be frozen are to remain in force ...

Global Tributes Are Pouring In For Late Indigenous Music Icon Dr G Yunupingu
Author: 0 Tributes Are Pouring In For Late Indigenous Music Icon Dr G Yunupingu

Dr Yunupingu played with Sting in Paris, and performed for former USA president Barack Obama , and Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark. Midnight Oil frontman and former federal government minister Peter Garrett said he was a truly great musician. Former prime minister Kevin Rudd tweeted: "The premature passing of a good man, the son of a great people and a voice which could evoke an extraordinary magic".

Global Decision soon on Yechury's RS term
Author: 0 Decision soon on Yechury's RS term

However, the Congress, with its 44 MLAs in West Bengal , is ready to help get Yechury re-elected to the upper House, the leader said. A majority of the Politburo and Central Committee members from Kerala, including Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, supported the Prakash Karat camp which argued the party can not compromise on the responsibilities of the general secretary.

Global Flood fury continues in Gujarat and Rajasthan, hundreds marooned
Author: 0 Flood fury continues in Gujarat and Rajasthan, hundreds marooned

The PM tweeted: "Everything possible will be done to help the farmers, who suffer immensely due to floods ". Apart from Gujarat, the northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam have been hard-hit by monsoon flooding, while pockets of the eastern states of Odisha and Bihar have also been affected.

Global Amazon to double R&D staff in London as it opens new headquarters
Author: 0 Amazon to double R&D staff in London as it opens new headquarters

The new dev centre will have teams for software engineers, UI experts, data analysts and graphic designers. The online retailer come technology company has plans to boost corporate, research and development staff to more than 5,000 across the trio of sites it has in London; the other two being located in Holborn and Barbican.

Global Jethmalani quits as Kejriwal's counsel, seeks Rs 2 crore fee
Author: 0 Jethmalani quits as Kejriwal's counsel, seeks Rs 2 crore fee

Kejriwal also said that he has written a letter to Jethmalani to refute his claim that objectionable words were used in the proceedings before the Joint Registrar on May 17 as per his instructions. The veteran lawyer has sought Rs 2 crore from the CM as his fees. The top lawyer said this after a controversy was courted when Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia directed the General Administration Department to clear the bills totalling around Rs 3 crore to Jethmalani.

Global Indian daughters, daughters-in-law from Pakistan always welcome: Sushma tweets
Author: 0 Indian daughters, daughters-in-law from Pakistan always welcome: Sushma tweets

The Iraqi foreign minister also had said that ISIS had seized control of Badush jail and it was demolished. "So we started to search for Indians", she added. "In every meeting, we have been asking why Harjit Masih would tell a lie and Sushma would say "forget about what Harjit says". I had asked should I go ahead believing the six sources.

Global Six Congress MPs suspended for 'unruly behaviour' in House
Author: 0 Six Congress MPs suspended for 'unruly behaviour' in House

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today sent out a stern warning to members against using mobile phones inside the House after BJP member Anurag Thakur expressed regret for allegedly shooting opposition protests in the Well using his mobile two days ago.

Global Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas
Author: 0 Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas

Israel is blamed by the global community for the current deadlock of the peace process because of its settlement expansion policy, which is rejected even by the United States, its strongest ally. Israeli police said they were investigating the charge. On Sunday, Tzachi Hanegbi, Israeli minister for regional development, was defiant about the metal detectors: 'They will remain.

Global Kargil Vijay Diwas - Remembering the Kargil war
Author: 0 Kargil Vijay Diwas - Remembering the Kargil war

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the Indian armed forces for their prowess and sacrifices for the country on the occasion of " Kargil Vijay Diwas ". The official death toll on the Indian side was 527, while that on the Pakistani side was between 357 and 453. - Pakistan shot down two Indian fighter jets while another fighter jet crashed during the operation.

Global Johnson casts key health care vote
Author: 0 Johnson casts key health care vote

Johnson, who has been critical of Senate GOP leaderships' handling of the process, was the last Senate Republican to cast their vote on a procedural motion that allows the debate to move forward. McCain, 80, a decorated Vietnam War veteran and six-term senator, is battling glioblastoma , an aggressive type of brain cancer that is hard to treat.

Global Hoyer to CNN: Ironic That McCain Returns For Healthcare Vote
Author: 0 Hoyer to CNN: Ironic That McCain Returns For Healthcare Vote

The problem, as Leigh Ann Caldwell of NBC News reported Tuesday morning, is that two major recent changes to Senate leaders' bill - an amendment by Sen. The vote gives President Trump and GOP leaders a crucial initial victory but launches a weeklong debate promising an uncertain final outcome. In his deadpan humor for which he is known, McCain said, "I stand here today looking a little worse for wear I'm sure".

Global Widow of slain NYPD detective gives birth to their daughter
Author: 0 Widow of slain NYPD detective gives birth to their daughter

He killed himself after shooting the two officers. The cop said that Chen had called her daughter Angelina - Angel for short - because on the day she was inseminated, she dreamed her husband had visited her and presented her with a baby, telling her 'It's a girl, a little angel'.

Global USA votes to sanction European Union firms in Russian Federation project
Author: 0 USA votes to sanction European Union firms in Russian Federation project

The European Union , meanwhile, reacted against the USA sanctions on Russian Federation as the EU Commission's chief Jean-Claude Juncker said that the sanctions would harm the interests of European businesses. The Nord Stream 2 project, a joint venture of Russia's Gazprom with France's Engie, Austria's OMV AG, Royal Dutch Shell, Germany's Uniper and Wintershall, presumes the construction of two gas pipelines with a combined annual capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas.

Global The old and the new John McCain
Author: 0 The old and the new John McCain

McCain's impassioned speech held the rapt attention of his colleagues in the Senate chamber. Our incapacity is their livelihood, " McCain said. McCain's vote is sorely needed if Republicans hope to pass the latest draft of their disastrous " health care bill", a bill that continues to be opposed by a small number of Republican Senators.

Global Texas House OKs agency oversight that forced special session
Author: 0 Texas House OKs agency oversight that forced special session

The full Senate is expected to pass the bill. John Whitmire , D-Houston. Meanwhile, in the House of Representatives, members initially approved House Bill 1 which is the sunset legislation to keep a handful of state agencies, including the medical board, operating.

Global Obamacare: US senators vote in favour of debating repeal
Author: 0 Obamacare: US senators vote in favour of debating repeal

The Senate voted to begin debate on a bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare on Tuesday after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said "we can't let this moment slip by". More votes were set for Wednesday, as Republicans were desperately seeking a way to get nearly anything approved this week - and then send that on to House-Senate negotiations.

Global Trump takes swipe at Sessions in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Trump takes swipe at Sessions in Russian Federation probe

Kushner released a statement outlining the testimony he intends to provide on Monday behind closed doors before the Senate Intelligence Committee, one of the congressional bodies pursuing the Russian Federation investigation. The FBI investigated Clinton for using a private email server as secretary of state. The US president's anger again bubbled into public view on Monday as he referred to Jeff Sessions in a tweet as "beleaguered".

Global Two men taken to hospital after suspected noxious substance attack
Author: 0 Two men taken to hospital after suspected noxious substance attack

Videos emerged on social media of a topless male having water poured on him as panic-stricken locals attempted to help. Another man without a shirt can be seen sitting on the kerb as he is seemingly checked over by ambulance workers. The two men, believed to be in their teens, flagged officers on the street in Tower Hamlets around 7 p.m., police said. The police official said: "Both have been taken to an east London hospital for treatment after an unknown liquid was thrown at them".

Author: 0 Russia, EU Voice Concern About Proposed US Sanctions

Republican and Democratic lawmakers reached a deal on the sanctions Saturday, and the House of Representatives is due to vote on the bill Tuesday. It has also suggested that European law could be used to prevent the application of "extraterritorial" measures by the United States, and it hinted at trade retaliation.

Global US House approves sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea
Author: 0 US House approves sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea

All the meetings Kushner disclosed in his statement were already known. He has since revised those forms several times . He also said that he had the conversation about Syria with the Russian ambassador named, Sergey Kislyak , in the month of the December at Trump Tower.

Global Obamacare repeal effort advances in Senate after tie-breaking vote by Pence
Author: 0 Obamacare repeal effort advances in Senate after tie-breaking vote by Pence

The two Republicans, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of ME, to cast "no" votes had already put their opposition on record. Two Republicans defected from their party, senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. McCain also offered an explanation for why he voted to proceed with the non-existent legislation that could mean the difference between life or death for tens of thousands of Americans.

Global Will Paul Manafort Still Testify? The Senate Judiciary Committee Dropped Their Subpoena
Author: 0 Will Paul Manafort Still Testify? The Senate Judiciary Committee Dropped Their Subpoena

But such an interview would not "prejudice the committee's right to compel his testimony in the future", they said. "While we were willing to accommodate Mr. Separately, the House Intelligence Committee interviewed Kushner behind closed doors Tuesday as part of its probe into Russian election-meddling. Glenn Simpson, founder of Fusion GPS, a research firm hired by Trump political opponents to investigate the GOP nominee's Russian Federation ties, was also invited to next week's hearing, ...

Global Manafort meets with Senate intel panel
Author: 0 Manafort meets with Senate intel panel

The statement said that Manafort may be excused from the hearing "if he would be willing to agree to production of documents and a transcribed interview, with the understanding that the interview would not constitute a waiver of his rights or prejudice the committee's right to compel his testimony in the future".

Author: 0 United States special envoy to visit Israel to de-escalate Temple Mount tensions

A statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet on July 25 said the detectors would be replaced by less-obtrusive means of surveillance, without providing details. Muslim leaders in Jerusalem , however, rejected the announcement, demanding that arrangements go back to how they were before the new measures were announced .

Global Tensions High In Jerusalem Over Recent Escalation In Violence
Author: 0 Tensions High In Jerusalem Over Recent Escalation In Violence

Although Abbas claimed to condemn the July 14 attack on the Temple Mount, but his Fatah party called for a " day of rage " over the metal detectors . Daniel told All Things Considered that at protests Friday, he heard Palestinians chanting, "With spirit and blood, we will redeem the Al-Aqsa Mosque" - which has its compound on the disputed site.

Author: 0 Giants Trade Eduardo Nunez to Red Sox

Nunez has also played shortstop and outfield. Nunez is making $4.2 million for 2017, and will be eligible for free agency after the season. Nunez is slashing.299/.326/.414 this season against southpaws, with a.263/.294/.412 line against them lifetime.

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