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Police kill terror suspect after blast at Brussels train station

Soon after the explosion, the Central Station, the busiest railway station in Brussels , was evacuated Tuesday evening. "A spokeswoman for the city's prosecutor's office, Ine Van Wymersch, told VRT network no one else was injured and the damage was limited", Fox News reports . Read More »

US Soldiers Killed Battling ISIS, Taliban in Afghanistan


Ismail Shinwari, a district governor in Achin , said the incident happened in the Pekha Valley region of the Achin district . The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deaths in the volatile district of Achin, which is also contested by Islamic State jihadists, saying it was carried out by an infiltrator. Read More »

Russian Federation threat: Australian warplanes hold fire in Syria


Prior to shooting down the warplane, United States forces had struck pro-government soldiers three times in recent weeks to counter what officials said were attacks on US-backed troops in the country. In a statement on Tuesday , US forces said the drone was sacked on after it " displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces ", and a Western intelligence source said the so-called UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) was Iranian . Read More »

Russia Responsible for Qatar Hack that Sparked Gulf Crisis, US Believes


Trump said the USA wants a "united Gulf Cooperation Council to promote regional stability, but never at the expense of eliminating funding for radical extremism or defeating terrorism ". Qatar acknowledges its links to these groups, but denies that it supports terrorism. "We believe these are unintended consequences". Noting that the blockade is also impairing U.S. Read More »

Democrats Lose Again: Suffer Crushing $26 Million Georgia Defeat


If you had told Jon Ossoff 24 hours ago that Georgia's sixth district was going to see torrential downpours and flash flooding on Election Day, he might not have been too anxious. She noted last week's shooting of Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and said politics has become too embittered. We have only just begun with the investigations into possible ties between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign, as well as Trump himself depending on who you listen to, the ... Read More »

Aaron Judge invited to All-Star Home Derby — APNewsBreak


Instead they only saw their losing streak continue. The defeat extended the Yankees' losing streak to seven games. Yankees rookie slugger Aaron Judge should get a chance to showcase his talent on the national stage, after receiving an invitation to the 2017 Home Run Derby . Read More »

Georgia voters streaming to the polls in pricy Congress race


Tom Greathouse, 52, an auto fix business owner who voted for Handel at a high school in Johns Creek, professed himself "tired of the commercials" but gratified at the attention his neighbours are paying to the race. Handel, a republican, is a 55 year old former Georgia Secretary of State. "I think it's a personal race", said Ware, 63, an attorney. "The fight is against all that Trump wants to do". Read More »

'March Against Sharia:' 3 Sides Protest at Roseville Intersection


The group supports state legislature bills condemning Sharia, or Islamic law , and barring Muslim refugees, reports the Washington Post . The Minnesota State Patrol separated the groups and appeared to make at least one arrest. Founded in 2007, ACT is recognized by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group. At a park near NY courthouse, counter-protesters sounded air-horns and banged pots and pans in an effort to silence an anti-Shariah rally. Read More »

From Kangana Ranaut to Shilpa Shetty


Indian celebrities lit up Twitter on Wednesday morning by posting special messages on the occasion of Yoga Day. Several celebs such as Shilpa Shetty , Bipasha Basu and Lara Dutta swear by this effective and meditative form of practice. The Queen actress was spotted post her dance session in the city. The actor has often shared her fitness mantra with her fans and has motivated them to include a fitness regime in their everyday schedule. Read More »

Early returns: Tight Georgia House race as nation watches


She did so because she opposed Handel's views of social issues and, she said, she wanted to send a message to Trump. In that contest, Republican Ralph Norman beat Democrat Ralph Norman by just about 3 points to succeed Trump's Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. Read More »

Gulf of Mexico disturbance will likely become Tropical Storm Cindy


Forecasters expect it to resume a northwest track at about 10 miles per hour. Tropical Storm Cindy is a rather lopsided storm in that the vast majority of the clouds and rain with it are on its eastern side. Heavy rain is already impacting the central Gulf Coast and many areas will receive 4 to 8 inches, with some places topping a foot. The state says FEMA is moving 125,000 meals and 200,000 liters of water into Louisiana. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel Defeats Dem Jon Ossoff in Georgia Special Election


Instead, they watched in disbelief as the Republican candidate, Karen Handel , won handily in a race that some Democrats had said might well be a "referendum" on the Trump Administration. For Ossoff supporter David Ware, the decision was clear-cut based on his belief that health care should be affordable. Handel, meanwhile, hasn't fully embraced Trump, but she hasn't completely distanced herself from him either. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan urges lifting of blockade against Qatar


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 9 dismissed charges that Qatar supports terrorism and called for an end of the economic blockade on the small Persian Gulf nation by its Arab neighbors. He admitted that the Emir of Qatar needs to do more to limit terrorist funding but said he has made progress. "There are humanitarian consequences to this blockade". Read More »

Qatar Airways urges UN action to declare Gulf 'blockade' against carrier 'illegal'

The decision does not include the aviation companies and aircraft not registered in Bahrain or Qatar, and wishing to use the kingdom's airspace to and from Qatar. "Even Egypt gives arms to the [Syrian] regime", the minister said. Qatar has come under intense pressure from Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, the Maldives, and Egypt - all of which have broken off ties with Doha - and the U.S. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest


ET, Republican Ralph Norman will win the special election in the SC 5th Congressional District, defeating Democrat Archie Parnell in a closer than expected race to fill Mick Mulvaney's seat. She will fight for lower taxes, great healthcare strong security-a hard worker who will never give up! Under the gaze of the national and worldwide press, voters cast ballots they knew would be interpreted as a referendum on Trump, the GOP healthcare plan winding its way through Congress, and ... Read More »

BC Liberals to support ban on corporate, union donations to political parties


A special prosecutor was appointed days before the start of the campaign to help the RCMP in its investigation of possible Election Act violations over political donations to both major parties. Selina Robinson, the NDP's mental health and addictions critic, said the proposed welfare rate increases appear to be part of the government's attempt to hang onto power. Read More »

Costliest Congressional Race In History Being Decided Today

Republican Karen Handel defeated Democratic challenger John Ossoff in a special election called the "first referendum" on the Donald Trump presidency. The seat was left vacant by Tom Price , selected by Mr. Trump to be secretary of Health and Human Services. She contrasted herself with Ossoff, who she repeatedly criticized for not living in the district (Ossoff grew up in the district, but now lives just outside of the district while his fiancee attends medical school). Read More »

Robert Lewandowski 'unhappy' with Bayern Munich


The Premier League champions are in the market for a new striker with Diego Costa set to leave the club this summer. Lewandowski, 28, would be a flawless replacement for the fiery Spaniard. But Blues chief Roman Abramovich would find himself digging deep into his pockets to convince Bayern to sell their No9. The 2016/17 season also marked the signing of a new Bayern contract for Lewandowski in December, with his new deal expiring in 2021. Read More »

Washington will continue to pressure North Korea: White House

The State Department, meanwhile, said it is studying a possible restriction against US nationals traveling to North Korea to prevent the recurrence of similar instances. Unless North Korea takes action to resolve this problem that it has created, the opportunity for bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula will be delayed once more . Read More »

US fighter jet shoots down Syrian drone

According to the defence force, the operations ceased temporarily as a "precautionary measure" and a decision to resume would be made "in due course". The previous Conservative government first deployed Aurora surveillance planes, a Polaris air-to-air refueller and six CF-18 fighter jets to participate in the US -led air campaign against ISIL in October 2014. Read More »

Macron wins strong parliamentary majority, estimates show


The conservative party had enough seats to "defend its convictions", said the party's leader for the elections, Francois Baroin, calling on Mr Macron to heed the record low turnout , which he said sent "a message". Some 113 candidates under the banner of The Republicans won their race while the outgoing governing Socialist Party won 29 seats, forcing its chief Jean-Christophe Cambadelis to step down. Read More »

Senate GOP Will Unveil Health Care Plan Thursday


In the Senate, moderates including Senator Shelley Moore Capito have argued for a long, seven-year phase-out to the Medicaid expansion that happened under Obamacare. "I haven't seen what that it yet". But they can't hold off Republicans forever if McConnell wants to go forward. Conservatives like Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee have Utah have been skeptical about the bill's ability to ultimately lower premium costs for Americans. Read More »

USA jets shoot down 'Iranian drone' in Syria - coalition


The downing of the regime jet led Moscow to say it would sever a vital hotline it uses to communicate with the United States coalition to avoid mishaps in Syria's increasingly crowded and complicated battlespace. The shooting of the drone came a day after the United States shot down a Syrian government fighter jet, ramping up tensions in the region and eliciting a threat from Russian Federation to treat US aircraft as targets. Read More »

Iran's IRGC Warns Strikes Targeting IS Could Be Repeated

Iran's ballistic missile strike targeting the Islamic State group in Syria served both as revenge for attacks on Tehran earlier this month and a warning that Iran could strike Saudi Arabia and USA interests in the Mideast, an Iranian general said Monday. Read More »