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Saudi Arabia Suddenly Has A New Crown Prince

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The order, carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, said the meeting would take place after a special prayer Wednesday night amid the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. In a series of royal decrees , King Salman removed his nephew, Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, from the position. Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa also congratulated the new Saudi crown prince on his promotion. Read More »

Saudi king deposes crown prince, names son as successor

Even as deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman- popularly known as MBS - was given enormous powers by his father. Mohammed is also defence minister with overall responsibility for the kingdom's military intervention in Yemen . Mohammed bin Nayef was once a towering figure credited with crushing al-Qaida's cells in Saudi Arabia. He received a medal from the CIA in February for his counterterrorism work, a sign of how much American intelligence valued his cooperation even as Mohammed bin ... Read More »

Queensland seals an astonishing come from behind win over NSW

He implied they had changed interpretations from the series opener and had erred in green-lighting Valentine Holmes' controversial opening try . The Blues did a fine job controlling the pace early in the second half, but a try from Gagai and conversion from Thurston cut the deficit to just four points, with plenty of time left on the clock. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire: PM apologises for local and national government failures

Meanwhile, a funeral has been held for the first victim of the fire to be formally identified, Syrian refugee Mohammad Alhajali. Mr Alhajali had also begun to pursue his dream of studying engineering. "It is time for decisive action that will not only allow families to feel safe living in buildings such as these, but to prevent anyone having to relive the terrifying events that unfolded in Grenfell Tower last week". Read More »

Trump's Mystifying Tweet Leaves US Officials Baffled

Warmbier visited North Korea in January 2016 on a sightseeing tour. Sentenced to hard labor for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, the 22-year-old Warmbier was medically evacuated in a coma last week after almost 18 months in captivity. Read More »

Rep. Moulton: Democratic Loss in Georgia Special Election Is 'Wake Up Call'

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Co-host Gayle King wondered if Tuesday's results have implications for 2018. "We gotta address it or we're going to continue to lose". And Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. Democrats are preparing to use whatever stall tactics and obstructive maneuvers available to them. Sure, but it's always been less than likely because of how the districts are drawn. Read More »

Trump takes victory lap after Republicans' special elections wins

We've seen again and again how effective that machine can be: One Democratic politician after another has begun with a profile as an inoffensive, hardworking, substantive public servant (think Dukakis, Gore, Kerry), then quickly turned into a monster who threatened everything Republican voters hold dear. Read More »

Police say Muslim girl's killing near Virginia mosque not hate crime

He has been assigned a public defender. "He killed my daughter because she is Muslim". During the last 10 days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan , mosques hold extra prayers at midnight and 2am. He has been accused of murder after Nabra's body was found . An argument erupted between him and one of the teenagers, a boy on a bicycle, and he drove his auto onto the curb in a fit of anger , the police said . Read More »

Karen Handel's Victory in Georgia Was Bigger Than Trump's

Handel was winning 52.6 percent to 47.4 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press and the New York Times . Also, conservative compared the way that the mainstream media reacted to Handel's victory and 2016 election night. Read More »

North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after USA drills

This put China in line with new United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang after its nuclear test and rocket launch a year ago. In fact, the MDA, in cooperation with the U.S. The new cruise rocket is "a powerful attack means capable of striking any enemy group of battleships attempting a military attack on the DPRK from the ground at will", KCNA said. Read More »

Family of Otto Warmbier declines autopsy

The death of American student Otto Warmbier following his comatose release from North Korea has further dimmed the prospect of U.S. President Donald Trump meeting with the North's leader, the White House said Tuesday. "So I would not suggest that we're moving any closer", Spicer said at a press briefing. The coroner's office daily report Tuesday included Warmbier in its listings with cause of death termed "pending". Read More »

May, DUP party close to signing accord to keep Conservatives in power

Foster and her colleagues were expected to ask for concessions on several Tory policies, including the scrapping of the triple-lock pension scheme, but May has said the NI party will have no veto on major policies. The committee appears to have given her a pass , for now, but there are still plenty of discontented figures within the party and, as the late British PM Harold Wilson once quipped, "a week is a long time in politics". Read More »

May will cut corporation tax to encourage economic growth

Prime Minister Theresa May , leading a so-called " zombie" government after a disastrous election, on Wednesday (June 21) unveiled a diluted programme of action that included the mammoth legislation needed to take Britain out of the EU. National news outlets have reported a financial guidance and claims bill to create the single body that will provide publicly funded guidance will also be introduced. Read More »

Ex-chief secretary slams TDP after being sacked from Brahmin corporation

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Another post that the official had shared accused Mr Naidu of having a hand in getting a cartoon critical of his father-in-law NT Rama Rao published in a popular Telugu newspaper 23 years ago. Rao who is very active on Facebook has earlier criticised entertainment tax exemption for Naidu's brother-in-law and Hindupur MLA N Balakrishna's Gautami Putra Satakarni . Read More »

Trump UK visit absent from Queen's speech

Jeremy Corbyn called it a "threadbare legislative programme from a Government that has lost its majority and apparently run out of ideas altogether". Brexit dominated the Queen's Speech: out of 27 Bills and draft bills unveiled in the address, eight were devoted to divorce procedures, including a Repeal Bill to overturn the 1972 Act which took Britain into what was then the European Economic Community. Read More »

Virginia Democrats vying to be face of Trump resistance

Republicans Corey Stewart , Frank Wagner and Ed Gillespie will face off on today's ballot. But a primary challenge from the right has forced Gillespie into some uncomfortable territory as he would much rather look ahead to the general election. Read More »

U.S. forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates

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The incident took place after a series of clashes between pro-regime troops and the US-backed anti-ISIS group, the Syrian Democratic Forces, near the SDF-held town of Ja'Din, just south of Tabqah, Syria. The Bahraini cleric wrote religious justifications for the enslavement of hundreds of women from Iraq's Yazidi minority and helped establish the Islamic State branch in Libya. Read More »

North Korea releases American student after State Department visit

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Warmbier's release came as former US basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday, returning to the nuclear-armed country where he previously met leader Kim Jong Un . And while engaging in such behavior is outrageous by any standard of decency, North Korea has little other direct leverage over the United States. In the past, North Korea has held out until senior USA officials or statesmen came to personally bail out detainees, all the way up to former President ... Read More »

French defence minister resigns amid fake jobs probe

Another MoDem figure who has gone is European Affairs Minister Marielle de Sarnez . On Tuesday, defence minister Sylvie Goulard , also a Modem member, quit, saying she did not want to stay because of the investigation. The move means Macron, who has pledged to clean up French politics after a series of scandals, loses a centrist partner as he seeks to pull together a government to push forward his ambitious pro-business reform agenda. Read More »

Puerto Rico referendum backs calls for island to become 51st U.S. state

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Nanchelle Rivera, who's no relation, was not among them. Emotions ran high among parade attendees and participants, who signaled their political slant with their clothing and the colors displayed on their floats. Those in favor of statehood for the mainly Spanish-speaking Caribbean island hope the new status would put the territory on equal standing with the 50 USA states, giving them more access to federal funds and the right to vote for president. Read More »

Army to deploy 2 more battalions in South Kashmir

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The encounter took place hours after security forces neutralised two militants in Sopore area. Police said the militants opened fire at the security forces and fled towards New Colony, Kakapora , around 30 km away from Srinagar . The police officer has also not ruled out the presence of top Lashkar terrorists - Adil and Majid. He further said that announcements were made over the public-address systems of the mosques, asking people to come out on streets to help the "trapped ... Read More »