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Juncker says Britain's plan for EU citizens 'not sufficient'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called May's offer a "good start" but made clear that her focus was on the EU's future without a Britain many view as politically crippled by rows over Brexit that have been inflamed by May losing her majority in a June 8 election. Read More »

Qatar Airways urges United Nations action to declare Gulf 'blockade' against carrier 'illegal'

Nawaz Sharif's office issued a statement following his return from Saudi Arabia, where the Pakistani premier, accompanied by army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and senior ministers, sought to calm tensions over the standoff. "I don't think there is any reason that people need to be concerned about what's happening, or any speculation on the Qatari riyal". Qatar is promising not to surrender in the face of sanctions imposed on it last week. Read More »

Health care bill protesters stage "die-in" outside McConnell's office

Under the House and Senate Republican plans, that number is being raised to five times . " Medicaid cuts of this magnitude are unsustainable and will increase costs to individuals with private insurance". Obama law: Insurers can not charge their oldest customers more than 3 times what they charge young adults. "Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family - this bill will do you harm", Obama said. Read More »

15-year-old girl abducted in West Texas

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He was last heard from in Alpine. Stormie is described as a white female, 5-foot-7 and 100 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. "The suspect, Andrew Akers, is described as a 20-year-old white male with brown hair and brown eyes, standing 5'11" tall and weighing 210 pounds. Read More »

Obama Rips Senate Obamacare Replacement as 'Not a Health Care Bill'

The measure represents his attempt to satisfy GOP moderates and conservatives who've complained about the measure. Just hours after the Senate on Thursday released a draft of their health care bill - which would repeal and replace Obamacare - former President Barack Obama urged Americans to defeat it. Read More »

Twins Add Three In Draft

He also brought home a gold medal as a part of the USA Baseball 18U National Team with a win over Cuba in the 2016 COP ABE Pan American AAA Championship. All of the other players considered with the No. 1 overall pick were either pitchers or two-way players. He went 4-2 with a 1.34 ERA in nine starts in his junior year before tearing his UCL in late April. Read More »

Presidential polls: Kovind gets 25000-vote boost as Shiv Sena backs NDA

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The Shiv Sena, the second largest constituent of the NDA, has had an uneasy relationship with the BJP ever since the two parties parted ways ahead of the 2014 assembly polls. At the moment, we don't have any other option but to let them play truant. "Where we don't see eye-to-eye, we specifically say so". If Sena's votes don't go into the ballot box in support of Kovind but remain neutral, the candidate's chances do not dim one whit. Read More »

United Kingdom makes major concession on first day of Brexit talks

May will attend a European Council summit Thursday to speak to her European counterparts about her plans for the 3 million EU nationals living in Britain - an issue she says is her first priority for early agreement in the Brexit talks. The top European Union negotiator, Michel Barnier, a former foreign minister of France, gave Davis a walking stick from his home region in the Alps. Read More »

WH Spox: Trump Acknowledges Russia 'Probably' Hacked DNC's Systems

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And in the House Intelligence Committee , Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson stated, he was not aware of of interference. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) pressed Johnson to say whether he believed there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian hackers, something a special prosecutor is now investigating. Read More »

Obama Slams The New Health Care Bill & The Republicans Who Wrote It

The closely guarded Senate health care bill written entirely behind closed doors finally became public Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party's winding efforts to repeal Obamacare. "It does not keep our promises to the American people", Paul said. Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions. Read More »

Both AIADMK factions pledge support to NDA's Prez candidate

Meanwhile, Ram Nath Kovind today resigned as the Bihar Governor and his resignation was accepted by President Pranab Mukherjee . Keshari Nath Tripathi, who is now the governor of West Bengal, will take additional responsibility, till a replacement to Ram Nath Kovind is announced . Read More »

Meira is Oppn's Dalit card for Prez poll

Smarting from the shock it received after Nitish Kumar chose to back NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind , the Congress on Thursday requested the Bihar chief minister to reconsider his decision. Nitish and his party had attended opposition's meeting on Thursday in which Meira Kumar's name was finalised as their presidential pick. Though earlier, the Mayawati-led BSP extended their support to Kovind, but after the nomination of Kumar, they recalled their support. Read More »

Reform Movement Decries Senate Republicans' Health Care Bill

However, they said they were "open to negotiation and obtaining more information". Trump has since called it "mean", despite celebrating it at the Rose Garden with House Republicans. Additionally, states that expanded coverage under the federal-state Medicaid program for low-income people would receive additional funds through 2020, then the funds would be gradually reduced until being entirely eliminated in 2024. Read More »

Hundreds mourn student who'd been held in North Korea

Warmbier ..." About 2,000 people packed into a school for Otto Warmbier's funeral Thursday in Wyoming, near Cincinnati . According to his family's wishes, no autopsy was performed. "To see a young man go over there healthy and, (after) a minor act of mischief, come home dead basically. this goes beyond any kind of understanding of law and order, of humanity, of responsibility toward any human being", he said . Read More »

Trump signals willing to work with Republicans on healthcare bill

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That is not surprising because the two bills are fundamentally the same on key points. Pat ToomeyLehigh County Republican " Obamacare is failing Pennsylvanians. That's not all. The new bill phases out the extremely popular expansion of Medicaid that Obamacare initiated and, even more insidiously, as Democratic Sen. Read More »

The Republicans' Jekyll-and-Hyde Health Care Plan

Despite all this trepidation, some Republican senators gave their outspoken support for the bill. The 142-page measure , which was drafted privately by Senate GOP leaders in a shroud of secrecy, was released the same day rank-and-file Republicans attended a briefing on the legislative text. Read More »

Police Consider Manslaughter Charges over London High-Rise Fire

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McCormack also repeated calls for anyone with information about the fire and all those in the tower at the time to come forward as police continue to comb through the devastated building to try to find and identify all the victims. Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said experts had now concluded the fire, the mostly deadly blaze in London since World War Two, had started in a Hotpoint fridge freezer, model FF175BP, which had not been subject to any recall. Read More »

Muslim girl's death in Virginia may be hate crime, say police

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Sunday after Ramadan prayers when they got into a dispute with a man who drove past in a auto. Then the auto hopped the curb, they perceived hostile intent and they began to run. Police reiterated Monday the slaying is not being investigated as a hate crime . Torres has been charged with one count of second-degree murder. Read More »

Brexit negotiations on citizens' rights have started constructively - May

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The EU and Britain on Monday launched the long-awaited Brexit talks at European Commission's headquarters in Brussels , almost one year after Britain voted to leave the bloc by a narrow margin on June 23, 2016. Macron, a committed pro-EU leader and ally of Merkel, also easily won French legislative elections on Sunday, cementing his power base. But the point was effectively conceded before talks began, with Mr Davis yesterday accepting an European Union timetable set out last week, ... Read More »

Vehicle bomb kills at least 20 in Afghanistan

At least three people were killed and many wounded in an attack last month on a bank in the eastern city of Gardez. Afghans carry an injured man after a suicide auto bombing in Helmand province southern of Kabul , Afghanistan, Thursday, June 22, 2017. Read More »

North Korea Denies it Tortured Detainee Warmbier

While Pyongyang accepted U.S. demands for Mr Warmbier's return on humanitarian grounds, Washington "totally distorted this truth and dared to clamour about "retaliation" and 'pressure"' on "dignified" North Korea, the spokesman told KCNA. Read More »