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Queen's Speech to be dominated by Brexit says Theresa May

In response, the government will bring forward measures to build a stronger economy, improve living standards, build a fairer society and fund public services, she said. Mr Varadkar said he was reassured by the commitment to transparency and ensuring the deal does "not in any way impact on the Good Friday Agreement". Read More »

Pakistan team likely to get reception in Parliament House


Others like captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Hassan Ali, Emad Wasim were also playing in their first Champions Trophy tournament. However, they quickly silenced their critics by defeating top-ranked South Africa and Sri Lanka to reach the last four, where they stunned previously unbeaten hosts England before outclassing defending champions India in Sunday's final. Read More »

Obamacare repeal imminent in Congress: Pence

Altogether, 13 Republican senators, including McConnell, on average received $214,000 in contributions from health insurance and pharmaceutical companies from November 2010 to November 2016, money and politics watchdog MapLight found by searching campaign finance reports. Read More »

Russia-US meeting canceled over sanctions

Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon in response to new sanctions against Moscow . Ryabkov said that "the situation is not conducive to holding a round of this dialogue" that was scheduled for Friday and criticized the USA for "not having offered and not offering anything specific" to discuss. Read More »

Indian Embassy In Kabul Celebrates Yoga Day


Vishnudeo Vishwakarma, a retired former Air India employee, said he began each day with a 5am yoga session. Ambassador Rana also informed that during the Yoga Week in Azerbaijan, several public events are planned, including at Icherisheher (21 June), Ganja (23 June) New Sumgayit Seaside Boulevard (24 June) and Ateshgah, Surakhani (25 June). Read More »

Classmates honor student who died after N. Korea detention

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has the authority to cut off travel to North Korea , has been weighing such a move since late April, when American teacher Tony Kim was detained in Pyongyang, a senior State Department official said. The circumstances of his coma and death remain unclear. North Korea last tested a nuclear bomb in September, but it has conducted repeated missile tests since and vowed to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the US mainland, putting it at ... Read More »

Children with autism are 'holding our kids back': Senator Pauline Hanson


It shouldn't be this easy to do, but in explaining her party's position on commonwealth schools funding, Pauline Hanson has managed to greatly offend the families of children with disabilities. "Schools are challenged in terms of resources they have available to support the full range of learners and not all teachers are receiving training ... Read More »

U's Kerala unit not to vote for Ram Nath Kovind


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday held a meeting with his cabinet colleagues and chose to support the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind as the candidate for the next President of India. He has said that the JD (U) will convey their decision at the meeting in Delhi on June 22. The Congress is desperately looking for a credible Dalit to put up as a joint Opposition candidate and may finally settle for former Speaker Meira Kumar but regardless of that no ... Read More »

Trump wants health care bill "that has a heart"

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-K.Y., seen speaking to reporters on Tuesday, is set to release a draft of the Senate's version of the Republican health care bill on Thursday. Another potential sticking point is Planned Parenthood funding. But beyond that, the AHCA found a new way to restrict abortion access. Thus far, Republicans have not yet given one public hearing on the health care bill . Read More »

What was missing from the Queen's Speech? Donald Trump

What - or in this case, who - was conspicuously absent from the Queen's Speech to Parliament? "My government's priority is to secure the best possible deal as the country leaves the European Union ", the queen said . I think you'll find that the Prime Minister has been strong on that. According to BBC, of 27 bills, eight relate to Brexit and its impact on immigration, trade and sectors such as fisheries and farming. Read More »

U.S. inks billion-dollar arms deal with Qatar despite Trump terror claims

The United States agreed a $12-billion warplane sale to Qatar and began manoeuvres with its military Thursday, re-affirming support for the emirate in the throes of a diplomatic crisis with its neighbours. "For this objective, the Prime Minister will undertake visits to Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey", it said. Qatar's Defense Ministry said the deal would create 60,000 jobs in 42 USA states while reducing the burden on U.S. Read More »

Turkish troops arrive in Qatar for exercises amid Gulf crisis

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. "This state is weaponising jihadists and extremists, it is using this as a weapon of influence", he added. "This is a measure we are paying close attention to", Jaida said. Read More »

Queen's Speech unveils Brexit-heavy agenda

Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May , speaks outside 10 Downing Street, following the attack at Finsury Park Mosque, in central London, Britain June 19, 2017. Under the controversial care reform plans in the Conservative manifesto, payment for residential or at-home social care would come from people's estates until they were down to their last £100,000 in assets. Read More »

Numis Securities Ltd Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Biffa PLC (BIFF)

The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, January 24 by Peel Hunt. Finally, Beaufort Securities reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of UBM Plc in a report on Thursday, May 18th. The company was maintained on Friday, February 5 by Topeka Capital Markets. Arete Wealth Advsrs Ltd Company holds 156,169 shares or 1.38% of its portfolio. Read More »

Rani to lead Indian eves in HWL semis


But if host India finishes in the top five at HWL and wins the 10th Asia Cup this year, another two spots will be offered to the next best placed teams , while if the top 10 finishers at HWL are also continental champions, more places would be available for HWL teams . Read More »

Thousands take to the streets to protest Philando Castile shooting verdict

Prosecutors questioned whether Yanez had even seen Castile's gun, and witnesses testified that it was in a pocket of Castile's shorts when paramedics pulled him from the vehicle. U.S. police officer Jeronimo Yanez has been acquitted over the shooting of a black motorist. Yanez, who is Latino, testified that Castile disregarded his commands not to pull out the gun and that he feared for his life. Read More »

US Should Not Brace for China on NKorea — George Mitchell


Their remarks were a departure from a Twitter posting on Tuesday in which Trump suggested the US was moving on to other options to confront North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's regime. While Trump has heaped praise on Xi for trying to contain North Korea, which counts on China for some 90 percent of its trade, the effort has delivered few results. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel seals victory in key Georgia vote

The margin was much lower than what Tom Price won the 6th District with previous year, when he was re-elected with a 24 point buffer. With the party effectively leaderless and divided between economic populists supportive of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and centrists such as Ossoff, a long hard climb lies before the Democrats should they hope to seize Congress in the 2018 mid-term elections. Read More »

United Kingdom police studying cause of death of man in mosque attack

In a statement his family said: "We are massively shocked". The attacker was not named by police. In the social media storm that followed, the public expressed outrage at the double standard surrounding the coverage of the attack, with the attacker being referred to as a "van driver" rather than a "terrorist" - something that people have suggested is simply because he was not Muslim. Read More »

Russia, Iran sanctions bill could hit roadblock in US House

Brady, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, pushed back against suggestions that House GOP leadership is trying to delay the bill, stressing that he thought the Senate legislation was "sound policy". Corker said he had not heard of any resistance to the bill from anyone in the Trump administration. Republican Senator John McCain hasn't seen his party's health care bill, slated for a vote next week - but thinks he knows who has. Read More »

Angry Democrats turn against leaders after House election losses

The Republican Handel won by 5 percentage points. Democrats convinced themselves that neophyte politician Jon Ossoff had a chance to win in Georgia's 6th District , which would have seriously hampered Trump's agenda, and so they dumped an unbelievable amount of money into the race - almost enough to buy every Ossoff voter an Apple Watch. Read More »

Iran's Missile Strikes on ISIS, Strong Warning to US: Syrian Minister


A statement by the USA -led task force that is fighting the Islamic State stressed that it was taken under rules of engagement permitting the "collective self-defense" of its Syrian partners. Yaari also told The Times of Israel that his sources were "amazed" at the poor performance of the Iranian missiles. When Iran unveiled the Zolfaghar in 2016, it bore a banner printed with a 2013 quote by Khamenei saying that Iran will annihilate the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa should Israel ... Read More »