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Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes

What we do know is the likely impact of the House health care bill passed in May, and that is unacceptable. Those subsidies are expected to be linked to recipients' income, a "major improvement" from a health-care overhaul bill passed in the House of Representatives that tied them exclusively to age, Republican Senator Susan Collins said on Wednesday. Read More »

United States spy satellites detect activity at North Korean nuclear test site

He said Monday the Pentagon would maintain lines of communication with the Chinese military to head off any escalation in the South China Sea, but keep this separate from the diplomatic effort on North Korea . Spicer's statement Tuesday that he hadn't talked with Trump about Russian election meddling echoed his comments about other topics on which the president has yet to clarify his position - such as whether Trump believes climate change is a man-made phenomenon. Read More »

S Korea's Moon urges North Korea to return detainees swiftly

Warmbier died Monday , June 19, 2017, relatives said in a statement . "They denied him access to the best medical care he deserved". "The United States of America can not and should not tolerate the murder of its citizens by hostile powers", the Senator added . Read More »

El- Rufai: I'll arrest Arewa youths no matter how long it takes

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The youth leaders stated: "Neither can we afford to continue giving the keys to our cities to a people whose utterances, plans and arrangements are clearly geared towards war and anarchy". "Kaduna used to be home to all, but so much crises has divided the state and the metropolis across religious lines". "We will tell them that they can not do that in Kaduna". Read More »

China shares get long-sought MSCI index listing

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Going the other way, the CSI 300 Index of large companies listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen added 0.5% after MSCI said late Tuesday in NY it will add 222 yuan-denominated A-shares to its MSCI Emerging Markets Index, whose constituents had a capitalization of $4.6 trillion as of May 31. Read More »

Georgia special election results

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Moulton wrote that the Georgia election signaled a wake-up call for Democrats . "I really think their involvement was the difference maker", Salvesen, 52, said. We could, for example, focus on the fact that Democrats went all out to win Georgia's special election, hoping to use it as a national referendum, and came up short. Read More »

Iranian President Calls Anti-Daesh Strike in Syria Correct, Timely Measure

After Iran launched missiles into Syria , an advisor to the Iranian foreign minister, Sheikh Hussein al-Islam, said that Israel "is the main enemy" of Iran and that Israel should be anxious. local time as it approached an established coalition combat outpost near al-Tanf, where the U.S.is training local fighters battling the Islamic State group. Read More »

Russian Federation unveils 'psychic' cat ahead of Confederations Cup

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KAZINFORM The main annual worldwide football tournament among national teams - the FIFA Confederations Cup - kicks off in Russian Federation on June 17, Kazinform has learnt from TASS . "The chances of losing the right to attend Confederations Cup and World Cup matches are significantly increased for people who are known to have committed serious violations", the organising committee said in comments e-mailed to Reuters . Read More »

Why Was the Georgia Congressional Race the Most Expensive in History?

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To note the significance, Handel also shared a story from the campaign trail of meeting a young girl who the Congresswoman-elect said had been following the race. "I want to be a uniting force in the community", said Handel. "The Republicans can't play this level of defense on all of them". At the end of the day, those individuals are members of the 6th District, citizens of the 6th district as well. Read More »

Draft Senate healthcare bill would link subsidies to income

The full text of the bill will be posted online on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said . Her employer-sponsored health care covered the research therapy, due to a provision of the Affordable Care Act. How much will they allow the Medicaid spending caps to grow in the future? People who have been watching Republicans rant about repealing Obamacare for years had a pretty good idea of what McConnell was about to drop in everyone's lap. Read More »

President Trump to reverse parts of Obama's Cuba policy

But on Friday, President Trump , citing human rights violations, will sign and executive order in Miami on the new policy. Trump is expected to leave the USA embassy in Havana and will not bring back the " wet foot, dry foot " policy that allowed Cuban migrants who made it to the U.S.to stay in the country, a policy Obama eliminated in the final days of his presidency. Read More »

Police targeted in Paris attack

A auto crashed into a gendarmerie van on the famous Champs-Elysees Avenue without causing injuries, Paris police confirmed Monday. Officials told French media that weapons, including a Kalashnikov rifle and handguns, as well as "gas canisters" were found in the auto. Read More »

'Secret' health care bill takes shape

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Several weeks of negotiations over the bill have been plagued by tensions between moderates and conservatives. If the House approves, the measure would go to President Trump for his signature. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said Tuesday that there's " more work to do" before the bill adequately cuts premiums. "If it is going to pass, the bill is going to have to make meaningful steps to reduce premiums", he said. Read More »

Australia halts Syria air strikes after Russian Federation warning

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As ISIS is pushed towards defeat, the other actors in the region are jockeying for position. "The regime made the truce and then violated it". Israel has controlled the Golan Heights since the 1967 Six-Day War. As the US has intensified its fight against IS in Syria, Assad and his trusted allies of Russian Federation and Iran are increasingly asserting themselves. Read More »

Brussels Attack: Police Identify Attacker as Moroccan, Not Known for Terror

The suspect reportedly shouted " allahu akbar " - God is greatest, in Arabic - before being shot dead by soldiers on patrol. Belgian Federal Prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt said the identity of the suspect is not known. "There is a very heavily armed police and military presence", Al Jazeera's Neave Barker, reporting from near the Central Station on Tuesday following the attack, said. Read More »

The AP Takes a Sober Look at the Democrats

Republican Karen Handel easily defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in Tuesday's special election to replace Tom Price , who is now serving as Health and Human Services Secretary. Republicans can also now breathe a sigh of relief with the knowledge that they can still win in the kind of affluent, educated districts that often favor Democrats - even with a president who has divided voters in their own party. Read More »

Prince Harry: It was wrong to ask me to follow Diana's coffin

He said: 'My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television. Prince Harry continued, "Once I plucked my head out of the sand, post-Afghan...it had a huge, life changing moment for me, as well". But he insisted the royals were still vital, adding: "We don't want to dilute the magic". Read More »

We want results, not lessons - no fear for Hudson's New Zealand

Hosts Russia could not have made a better start to the FIFA Confederations Cup , following up a spectacular opening ceremony with a 2-0 defeat of New Zealand in the opening match of the tournament. I felt very offended and I had some insults in my direction in Spanish. And he was all smiles escorting a young mascot in a wheelchair out onto the pitch before he netted his first goal of the tournament inside eight minutes at the home of Spartak Moscow. Read More »

UN says world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050

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The survey also found that there are more men than women globally (102 men for every 100 women), and the number of people over 60 years-old will top 1 billion in 2018 and 2 billion by 2015. "Although the African population will remain relatively young for several more decades, the percentage of its population aged 60 or over is expected to rise from five per cent in 2017 to around nine per cent in 2050, and then to almost 20 percent by the end of the century", according to the report. Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind may have a smooth sailing

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The Shiv Sena , which has 63 MLAs and 18 Lok Sabha MPs, had earlier floated the names of RSS Sarsanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat and agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan as the country's constitutional head. But everytime he asked, Fadnavis had no time and directed him to Khot instead.Now that is akin to a CM in the previous regime asking Sharad Pawar to meet Ajit Pawar to thrash out government matters. Read More »

Philippines says militants control 20 percent of besieged city

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Villager Janisah Ampao, who fled her home with her husband and two children when the fighting broke out last month, felt a sense of relief and pride when she saw the flag being raised at the provincial capital building. A US P3 Orion surveillance aircraft is seen flying over the town of Marawi city, as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group, who has taken over large parts of the city, Philippines June 9, 2017. Read More »