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Garcia 1 stroke off lead at BMW International Open

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Afterwards, the Spaniard said: "It was great". Garcia's performance was bogey free, some fine approach play at the fifth and sixth and an excellent tee shot at the eighth enabling him to finish with three birdies in his final five holes. A bit steadier on the back but very happy. Garcia, who was joined on 66 by Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark and Dutch player Joost Luiten , started on the 10th hole and birdied the 11th, 16th and 18th to turn in 33. Read More »

A New Political Party Could Be Taking Over French Politics

Based on the first-round results, candidates from Macron's LREM, a political party that barely existed one year ago, were projected to take between 415 and 445 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly next week. The Socialist Party of the deeply unpopular former President Francois Hollande was shredded in the first round, with its leader, Jean-Christophe Cambadelis eliminated along with Benoit Hamon, the party's presidential candidate. Read More »

Bill Cosby mistrial sparks outrage

How do I describe the counsels for the accusers? Defense attorneys had pushed to select a jury from another county because of intense pretrial publicity in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania , where District Attorney Kevin Steele, during his 2015 election campaign, had been critical of one of his predecessors for not prosecuting Cosby. Read More »

Ethics Office Releases New Trump Financial Disclosures

His Resort in Florida (Mar-a-Lago) also saw an increase in revenue during that same time period. The release comes as Trump is under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, a probe that comes amid larger federal investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump campaign advisers colluded in any interference. Read More »

Genoa makes special airport waiver for famed pesto sauce

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The project has been dubbed "Il Pesto e Buono" - Pesto is Good. Travelers giving donations will get a special sticker to put on their jar of pesto. Airport officials have relaxed strict anti-terror rules restricting liquids brought on board planes by passengers at Genoa, Italy, so travellers can fly with jars of the local delicacy pesto. Read More »

Theresa May's negotiations with the DUP falter

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Talks aimed at re-establishing the institutions will continue at Stormont today, with the Republic's newly-appointed foreign affairs minister Simon Coveney in Belfast for the second time this week. "The election result was not the one I hoped for, but this government will respond with humility and resolve to the message the electorate sent". Theresa May's pledge to slash immigration below 100,000 was left out of a stripped-down Queen's Speech that laid bare her loss of authority today. Read More »

Spicer says he's never spoken with Trump about Russian interference

During Tuesday's briefing - which the White House scheduled that morning after more criticism from the press - Mr Spicer defended the administration's new communications strategy. "So I'd be glad to touch base and get back to you". But Spicer's rumored promotion wasn't the only prominent news from the White House press department this week. Read More »

Hamas, ISIS Fight Over Credit For Jerusalem Terror Attack

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Netanyahu repeated his call at the start of Sunday's cabinet meeting. "I was shocked", said the unemployed father, paralyzed by a stroke. According to Rosenfeld, hundreds of extra officers have been deployed in and around the Old City to locate potential suspects and ensure the last week of Ramadan concludes without incident. Read More »

Punjab Assembly ruckus: AAP MLAs thrown out, injured

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On Thursday, they were prevented from entering the complex. He said that most of these 21 MLAs don't even know why they were made the parliamentary secretaries.He said that these MLAs do not even know that the hearing of this case has been completed in the EC and only the decision is yet to come.Mr Mishra wrote, "All the MLAs knew that no legislator had asked to become a parliamentary secretary or to seek a post". Read More »

USA missile defense test fails to intercept target over Pacific

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Wednesday night's failure is in contrast with the first-ever intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) interception on May 30, when a Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) missile fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California successfully hit a target fired from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Read More »

US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections

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The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating the American intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation sought to influence the American election, and probing allegations of possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Moscow. Read More »

Japan's Daiwa chooses Frankfurt for base after Brexit

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Bloomberg reported the firm is to begin preparations this month to form a hub in the German city, despite the prospect of a "softer" Brexit after Theresa May failed to win a majority in the snap general elections. Many big global banks already have a significant presence there, and several of them, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc . and Nomura Holdings Inc . Read More »

Otto Warmbier's death puts Trump back to square one on North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he and U.S. President Donald Trump have something in common - a goal to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear program. Tensions on the Korean peninsula dramatically increased this week when Otto Warmbier , a University of Virginia student held by the North for trying to steal a propaganda poster, died after being handed back to United States authorities in a coma. Read More »

Qatar emir congratulates Saudi crown prince

The new Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , by contrast, is just 31 years old, and with his father having been in failing health for awhile now , could rapidly find himself thrust into the role of king. 'Under his watch, Saudi Arabia has developed aggressive foreign policies (Yemen, Qatar) and he has not been shy about making strong statements against Iran, ' said Olivier Jakob at Switzerland-based oil consultancy Petromatrix. Read More »

Otto Warmbier: No autopsy for U.S. student held by North Korea

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He spent 17 months in North Korea as a prisoner after stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel room. Warmbier died in OH yesterday [Macau time], days after being released by North Korea. McCain is the Republican chairman of the Armed Services Committee. Seoul's Defense Ministry said the bombers engaged in routine exercises with South Korean fighter jets aimed at showing deterrence against North Korea. Read More »

Qatar Airways Responds To Concerns Over Diplomatic Crisis In Region

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Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar is home to more than 11,000 US and coalition forces and an important base for the fight against Islamic State. The confrontation in the region intensified on Friday as Arab states tightened their squeeze on Qatar by putting dozens of figures with links to the country on terrorism blacklists, while Qatar's ally Turkey rushed to its side with plans to send troops. Read More »

Top Macron ally Bayrou quits French government

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Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, who retained his job in Wednesday's reshuffle, said the attack was a timely response to those questioning the necessity of the new law. right" and focusing more on solid issues rather than quarrelling over ideological differences to see if she can draw some inspiration from it. But Castaner also acknowledged that "it simplifies the situation" because the government will no longer be dogged by questions and criticism of Bayrou and his party. Read More »

Imagine! Lennon brings no peace, but discord at European Union summit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May's remarks at the two-day meeting are expected to include reassurances about the futures of the three million citizens of other European Union countries now living in Britain. May will discuss the matter at the summit's evening session. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel immediately counted himself out. According to The Times , Labour is planning an alternative "workers Brexit" amendment to the speech, which is nearly certain to fail. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire: Block acquired for survivors

British Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a public apology to the victims of the horrific fire that swept through Grenfell Tower , a 24-floor residential block in London . "Secondly they need to be re-housed permanently and thirdly they need a long-term care package. people who'll always be there for them". London's fire department posted photos of Adele meeting with firefighters to offer support following a devastating fire in the borough that is believed to have killed ... Read More »

Nation finally to see the latest version of heath-care reform

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans will have a "discussion draft" of a GOP-only bill scuttling former President Barack Obama's health care law by Thursday. States would have the option to get a fixed "per capita cap" or "block grant". Democratic Senator Patty Murray of Washington said in a statement that leaked details of the bill indicated it was "every bit as devastating for families' bank accounts and healthcare coverage as the disastrous bill that passed in ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia Rewrites Succession as King Replaces Heir With Son, 31

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Even though the coming of a power shift was expected in Saudi Arabia , why did King Salman decide to take such a step amid the crisis with Qatar and growing confrontation with Iran? Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Wednesday also congratulated the new crown prince , according to the Qatar News Agency (QNA). Read More »

United States jets shoot down "Iranian drone" in Syria

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Pentagon spokesperson Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said the U.S.is not aware of who was manning the drone, but noted that Iran has sold the Shaheed-129 drone to the Syrian government under Bashar al-Assad and the Lebanese militia Hezbollah. The U.S. could increasingly find itself engaging Syrian regime, Iranian, or even Russian military assets as the campaign to retake the Islamic State's capital of Raqqa escalates. Read More »