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Nancy Pelosi lauds her own leadership record after Democratic losses


Pelosi said the Democratic base is energised, adding, "We must now put forth our message". Pelosi brushed off the tweet , contending that Trump hadn't actually written it himself because "it's a classic Republican line". "And in our state and for me, marriage is between one man and one woman", Handel said. "I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy [Pelosi] out", Trump wrote . Read More »

Republicans in US Senate unveil health care bill to replace Obamacare

One protester says he's with the disability rights group ADAPT . Phillip Corona says he traveled from Wisconsin to make his voice heard. Rubio's office said the senator has already spoken with Florida Gov. McConnell and Ryan will be under intense pressure to make the bill more salable to centrists before it lands on Trump's desk and the conservative gang of four here know it. Read More »

Trump says he never recorded his conversations with James Comey

Mr Comey subsequently leaked the contents of memos made after his discussions with the President, during which he claims Mr Trump attempted to pressure him into dropping the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's dealings with Russian Federation. Read More »

Muslim teen killed in Virginia to be remembered at Lake Eola vigil


He struck 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen and abducted her in his vehicle. Hassanen went missing earlier in the day Sunday after she and her friends left a mosque, according to police . Fairfax police, in their account of the attack, said Martinez Torres and one of the boys in the group got into an argument, and the motorist chased the youngsters down and got out swinging the bat. Read More »

Portugal: Pedrogao wildfire tamed


Forest fires have killed over 60 people, with many dying in their cars as they tried to escape the inferno. Since Saturday, more than 1,000 firefighters and more than a dozen water-dropping aircraft were deployed to tackle the blaze that had raged across the central region of Portugal, about 150 kilometers (95 miles) north of Lisbon. Read More »

European Union President Donald Tusk says Brexit can be reversed


The EU has made a priority of the rights of three million European citizens living in Britain , plus a million Britons resident in Europe . They were to be briefed by Michel Barnier, who launched the Brexit negotiations for them on Monday, and discuss the move of two European Union agencies from London after Britain quits. Read More »

Republicans still love Nancy Pelosi


Tom Price , who joined President Trump's cabinet in February to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Yet neither Ossoff's campaign nor the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee attempted to tie Republican victor Karen Handel to Trump in a television ad even once. Read More »

Philippine rebels escape from school after hostages freed

The attackers apparently were withdrawing, and took five civilians as human shields, none of them students, Padilla said. "They've withdrawn from the area, they're no longer there". "This has come from a group that has long committed harassments", he said. Officials have said the government would temporarily stop offensives against communist guerrillas to reciprocate a similar plan by the insurgents and to allow troops to focus on crushing the Marawi uprising that has dragged on for a month. Read More »

Final farewell for student detained in North Korea

The chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee has called for a ban on tourist travel to North Korea after American student Otto Warmbier died just days after his release from the North in a coma. But she said the US wants more action against blacklisted North Korean companies doing business through China. Last week, Tillerson told a Senate hearing that China's efforts on North Korea had been "uneven". Read More »

Trump gloats after Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia special election


Representative Ro Khanna, sounding like an upset fan calling into a sports talk radio show, called for the party to "fire its consultants" and replace them with three of his favorite opinion journalists. Indeed the best news Democrats got Tuesday night was that a different special House race, in SC, ended up closer than the Georgia contest even though it had drawn little national attention. Read More »

Virginia man charged with giving secret documents to China


Kevin Patrick Mallory, 60, a self-employed consultant who has worked for the US government and defense contractors, made his initial appearance in federal court on Thursday. Analysis of the device through which the documents were transmitted revealed a handwritten index. The FBI interviewed Mallory one month later. The agent responded, "My current object is to make sure your security and to try to reimburse you". Read More »

Australia to resume airstrikes against IS in Syria


Iranian-made A1B Ababil-1 unmanned aerial vehicle (drone). The U.S. military has repeatedly warned forces fighting on Assad's side to stay away from a " deconfliction zone", agreed with Russian Federation, near a garrison used by U.S. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Mexico beat New Zealand 2-1

Skipper Akinfeev kept his side in it when he clawed away Silva's 50th-minute header from close range, and he was in the right place at the right time to repel Cedric Soares long-range effort nine minutes later. Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio got a little worked up during his team's Confederations Cup Match against New Zealand on Wednesday. With the Russians attempting to sit in and deny Portugal space in the middle of the field, Raphael Guerreiro was given just that wide on the ... Read More »

Some House Democrats says it's time for Pelosi to go

They hyped a race that they were hoping would be a referendum on President Trump and more money was spent on it - more than $50 million with outside groups factored in - than for any congressional race in history. Conceding defeat Tuesday night, Ossoff nodded to the national attention his race garnered, which he said was "sometimes to my chagrin". As Dave Weigel wrote in the Washington Post , "The ad strategy, and the campaign visit from Republicans such as House Speaker Paul Ryan, ... Read More »

Senator McCain: 'Stupid' Americans Would Only Visit North Korea

North Korea said he had contracted botulism and that it was releasing him on "humanitarian grounds". That conclusion could be seen as a warning of unilateral USA action to follow. South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In this month urged the military to establish a system to efficiently deal with the North's drones. Chinese officials were not immediately available for comment after the talks. Read More »

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia


He first shot to fame in Australia as a regular chef on cooking competition show Ready, Stead, Cook and later appeared on My Restaurant Rules and host of other popular shows. The role opened the door to television opportunities in Australia and in 2001 he was nominated for the best bew talent Logie for his work on infotainment show Live This . Read More »

Texas Takeaways for 2018 After Georgia Special Election


Democrats also lost a special election in SC on Tuesday, where Republican Ralph Norman prevailed over Democrat Archie Parnell in a seat formerly held by Republican Mick Mulvaney , who is now Mr Trump's budget director. Democratic leaders said there are at least 70 other districts that will be easier terrain for them than the one in Georgia after post-census gerrymandering in GOP-led states created so many heavily Republican districts. Read More »

Australian PM challenges state bank tax

Financial Services Inquiry chairman David Murray says the levy decision may be challenged in court and that the federal government should reduce the state's share of the GST as a punishment. Mott and Bentelzen said that banks would probably start by questioning the legality of a state levy. Australian Foundation Investment Company managing director Ross Barker, who controls nearly $2 billion in bank shares, said this latest anti-business policy was a troubling development. Read More »

Islamic State razes historic mosque in Mosul


Iraq's military said they were on the cusp of capturing the complex just hours before the explosion. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tweeted early overnight that the destruction was an admission by the militants that they are losing the fight for Iraq's second-largest city. Read More »

Imagine! Lennon brings no peace, but discord at summit


In Britain , the Conservative government of Prime Minister Theresa May lost its majority in parliament earlier this month, scuppering May's stated aim of bolstering her mandate for negotiating Britain's exit from the EU. Macron, attending his first summit, did not mention Brexit directly but said it was now time to get down to concrete work - "hand-in-hand with Germany" - on putting the European Union back on track after years of austerity and crisis. Read More »

China's efforts on N. Korea not working

Asked whether Trump would still consider meeting with Kim Jong Un given the right conditions, Spicer said: "Clearly we're moving further away, not closer, to those conditions being met". South Korean President Moon Jae-in talks to "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell at the presidential residence known as the Blue House on June 20, 2017. Read More »

Loan waivers have become a fashion, says Venkaiah Naidu


Whose money is it? He said it was "never expected" that the BJP would make "such a joke of farmers' suicide ". Naidu's remarks came a day after the Karnataka government announced waivign of cooperative bank loans of farmers amid growing farm unrest in the country. Read More »

Trump says he didn't tape Comey conversations

Trump tweeted in May, shortly after he fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation boss, that Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of their conversations. The president has promised to answer the question soon. "I would refer you to Secret Service, particularly given the nature of your question is about the security of the White House". Read More »

May to unveil plans to 'protect' European Union citizens' rights after Brexit


At the summit May is due to unveil a "generous offer" to resolve EU concerns about the rights of three million European expats living in Britain after Brexit . "The four freedoms that give us the internal market must not be jeopardised", she said with reference to the EU's freedoms of movement of goods, capital, people, and services. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi Should Resign, Frustrated Democrats Say

Pollsters say sky-high turnout drove Handel, the GOP nominee, to a almost 4-point victory on Tuesday, despite most pre-election surveys showing Ossoff with a small-but-shrinking lead. She will fight for lower taxes, great healthcare strong security-a hard worker who will never give up! House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement: "Democrats from coast to coast threw everything they had at this race, and Karen would not be defeated ". Read More »