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Aviva welcomes whiplash claims measures in Queen's Speech

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Referred to by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) as "paving the way for a pro-business Brexit ", the speech opened with the assertion that the "government's priority is to secure the best possible deal as the country leaves the European Union" and went on to outline 27 bills and draft bills - eight relating to Brexit. Read More »

PM Modi leads Yoga Day celebrations in Lucknow

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NY [U.S.A], June 21 (ANI): President and spiritual head of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram Chidanand Sarawasti during the World Yoga Day celebration at the United Nations said that the day is a historic moment for Yoga and India. He said that yoga is an integral part of the Indian tradition and it unites the country. "Participation in the events in various cities exceeded all expectations and the numbers are unprecedented", he said. Read More »

Macron's New Party Set for Landslide in French Parliament Election

The Socialists and their centre-left allies took only 9.7 per cent of the vote and are likely to take 15-25 seats, down from their majority of 292 in the last parliament, according to Kantar Public-onepoint. His fledgling Republic on the Move! - contesting its first-ever election and fielding many candidates with no political experience at all - was on course to deliver him a legislative majority so crushing that Macron's rivals fretted that the 39-year-old president will be able to govern ... Read More »

Egypt court halts verdicts on islands transfer deal

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The Supreme Constitutional Court said its decision was made upon a government request and that the other tribunals may have infringed on the prerogatives of the government's legislative and executive branches. "According to the second article of the peace agreement [which relates to the demarcation of the Egypt-Saudi maritime border], Egypt would retain the right to 25 percent of the natural resources extracted from the two islands", he said. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy churns toward Gulf Coast

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The third tropical storm of 2017, Cindy was 170 miles (274 kilometers) south-southwest of Morgan City, Louisiana as of early Wednesday. The area now under tropical storm warning stretches from San Luis Pass, Texas to Alabama's Florida border, according to CNN meteorologist Michael Guy. Read More »

Republican wins Georgia election in blow to anti-Trump effort

A day after the election, Democrats are left with the bitter hope of another tighter-than-usual margin, still searching for a contest where anti-Trump energy and flush campaign coffers actually add up to victory. "Republican Claims House Seat in Georgia", said the New York Times headline three days later. Jon Ossoff's best chance to win was to increase his support in Democrat-friendly Dekalb County, but a flood in that area helped suppress voter turnout in the southern part of the ... Read More »

Anger over Warmbier death grows amid calls for travel ban

They also said military options for North Korea have recently been updated and will be presented to President Donald Trump if there is a nuclear test. But it looks like there may be strain on both sides. Doctors with the University of Cincinnati Health system said last week that they found no evidence that Warmbier had suffered from botulism , but that his condition appeared to stem from a cardiopulmonary arrest. Read More »

Queen's Speech: Corbyn attacks 'Government without majority'

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In the wake of the Grenfell blaze and the terror attacks, Mrs May also announced plans for a civil disaster taskforce and a new commission for countering extremism, as well as a review of counter-terror strategy. The prime minister may still be in office for a little while, but she won't be able to govern effectively. She also tried to be softer period. In a speech following the queen , May apologized for how her government handled the aftermath of the tragedy. Read More »

Donald Trump's state visit to Britain left out of Queen's Speech

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Alongside this are seven other bills, described by The Guardian's Andrew Sparrow as "non political, the sort of measures that could just as well turn up in a Labour Queen's Speech ". The Commons Speaker and Black Rod were alongside the pair, and they, along with the Prime Minister, bowed towards the Queen. PwC's global data protection legal services leader, Stewart Room: "The Queen's Speech has removed any doubt about the UK's commitment to data protection". Read More »

Tory-DUP talks continue ahead of Queen's Speech

The Queen's Speech lacked the usual level of pomp and pageantry, with the Queen ditching her traditional red velvet Robe of State and crown for a blue day dress and hat, and swapping her horse-drawn carriage for a auto. Immigration was the centerpiece issue in the campaign to leave the European Union, and the government has promised to deliver a policy that controls the level of immigration. Read More »

Police to author: End treasure hunt

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Another man has died while searching for a treasure chest worth $2m (£1.5m) in New Mexico. Mr Wallace's wife Mitzi reported her husband missing on 14 June and following an extensive search of the pastor's belongings in his hotel room, and the trails and woodland in the Espanola area, his vehicle was eventually found along the river. Read More »

Qatar demands 'blockade' lifted before Gulf crisis talks

Qatar foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman on Monday demanded the UAE and Saudi Arabia lift what he called a "blockade" as a pre-condition for crisis talks. Sheikh Mohammed said that Qatar had not received any demands from the Gulf states or from countries seeking a diplomatic solution, including Kuwait , the United States, France and Britain. Read More »

Donald Trump's Lawyer: "Trump is Being Investigated But Also, He Isn't"

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The current secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, while speaking to Pete Hegseth on Fox News Radio's "Klimeade and Friends", on Friday, said that he believes that the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller , to investigate the alleged collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, and the recent obstruction of justice allegations, should be given a fair chance and some time , before being overturned. Read More »

EU, Britain agree on timetable for Brexit talks

It was the first time a senior government figure openly called for a managed approach to Brexit , prompting some commentators to suggest the chancellor had turned against Prime Minister Theresa May . They also exchanged gifts that recognised their shared passion for hillwalking and the uphill task ahead: a hiking stick for Mr Davis, and a book on hiking for Mr Barnier. Read More »

Much of Tory manifesto scrapped as Brexit and terrorism dominate Queen's Speech

The agenda is essentially a watered down version of the Conservative Party's election campaign manifesto, a document widely blamed for the party's loss of command in Parliament. Instead, she lost seats and still hasn't secured a deal with another party to insure Parliament will back the government's agenda. "This Government will respond with humility and resolve to the message the electorate sent", she promised. Read More »

Ex-detainee believes torture possible in death of Otto Warmbier

Investigators were also reviewing radiological images and awaiting additional medical records requested by the coroner, Zornes said. "All parties should freeze any construction or militarization of features that they have outposts on in this space and make room and create the conditions for diplomacy", said Thornton. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth II mum about Trump visit

But opposition parties have said it is a way for the government to avoid being voted down in a Queen's Speech next year, when talks in Brussels are expected to get tougher ahead of Britain's expected European Union exit in March 2019. Read More »

Pakistan's foreign policy is neutral on Qatar and Saudi conflict: Sartaj

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Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says Pakistan will pursue a neutral policy on the Gulf crisis and try its level best for reconciliation among brotherly Muslim countries. Apprising the Senate committee, he said that the parliamentary resolution on the Saudi-Yemen issue was also passed in April of 2015 by determining that the country would keep distance from Saudi-led campaign inside Yemen and continue with its pursuit of a diplomatic solution to the war in Yemen. Read More »

Douglas Park site of National Aboriginal Day on Sunday

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomed the proposed name change saying it is more reflective of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. "On behalf of the Government of Canada, I wish everyone a happy National Aboriginal Day". "Reconciliation is about establishing and maintaining a mutually respectful relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in this country". Read More »

Queen's Speech: Doubts cast on Donald Trump's state visit to Britain

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In addition, May is expected to stress the need for intelligence agencies to have more powers to investigate and stop militant plots - a pledge she made in the wake of recent deadly Islamist attacks in London and Manchester. Ms May - who lost her majority in the snap election earlier this month - has been forced to either axe or delay a number of key manifesto plans. "This is an unstable coalition, it's not even a coalition, they haven't even got an agreement with the DUP (Democratic ... Read More »

Russia regrets new US sanctions, mulls retaliatory moves

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President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday that the USA move wasn't constructive, adding that "various options are being considered on expert level". "It's part of the reason there are sanctions, because until they are out of eastern Ukraine, we're going to continue to have sanctions on Russian Federation, and we believe that is part of Ukraine, and so therefore those sanctions will remain", White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a regular press briefing. Read More »