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Qatar reviewing "unreasonable" demands by Arab states

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain also recalled their ambassadors from Qatar in March 2014, upset about a perceived interference in their affairs through the network and Qatar's funding of Islamist movements. -Curb diplomatic ties with Iran, and limit trade and commerce. Reuters describes the list of demands as an "ultimatum" to Qatar and notes the Qatari government did not immediately comment on it, although it has previously stated it will not enter negotiations until ... Read More »

UK government confident of deal with Northern Ireland's DUP: Hammond

The PM has gambled on striking an agreement with the hardline Northern Irish party in time for the key event. She is already regarded as being on borrowed time after the disastrous election result, kept in place only because the Tories regard the prospect of another leadership contest even more disruptive than sticking with a severely diminished prime minister. Read More »

Camden apartments evacuated due to fire safety concerns

Police have said homicide charges may follow in an investigation into the cause of the Grenfell Tower fire in which 79 people died or were missing and presumed dead. She added: "I'm a bit anxious about (my cat) because we don't really have a cage for the cat and also the cat is an indoor cat so it's not really an outside one". Read More »

Trump state visit to United Kingdom will go ahead, Boris Johnson says

There was no mention of the United States (US) President Donald Trump's proposed state visit to the UK later this year, appearing to confirm suggestions it has been delayed. May's Downing Street office said nothing had changed - an invitation had been extended and accepted. British businesses generally welcomed the prime minister's softer rhetoric, while calling for her to provide more detail on her plans. Read More »

After Vote, Party Leaders Say Perimeter Remains Battleground

JOE CROWLEY: We're disappointed. But nothing that happened should make Republicans feel secure about their hold on the House of Representatives. Some expressed fears about the same tactic being used elsewhere as they aim to take back control of the House in next year's midterms. Read More »

U.S. investigators seek Comey memos, Trump tapes

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If you supported President Trump and distrusted Comey before the well-publicized political circus, you likely feel the same afterward. Howard Baker of Tennessee asked, "What did the president know and when did he know it?" Then, according to Comey's contemporaneous memo, the president said, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". Read More »

Disarray as Democrats beaten in Georgia poll

But despite all the money, the Democratic Party didn't turn the tables in special elections for house seats vacated by Republicans . The main argument against Pelosi from her Democratic detractors is that more than 30 years in Washington and hundreds of millions of dollars in attack ads against her have taken their toll when it comes to public opinion. Read More »

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Jerusalem Attack

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The People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine said its two attackers, Osama Ata, 19, and Baraa Ata, 18, were members of the same clan who both spent time in Israeli prisons. In addition, Israeli forces closed off Deir Abu-Mash'al, the Ramallah-area village where the three Palestinians who carried out Friday's attack were from. Read More »

Pelosi Pushes Back: 'I'm Worth the Trouble'

Their best chance was arguably in Georgia's 6th Congressional District , a suburban one near Atlanta where Donald Trump barely edged out Hillary Clinton previous year. "We should stop talking about Trump all the time , and Russian Federation". "They're still running against her and still winning races, and it's still a problem", Ryan said . Read More »

Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 61

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The first blast occurred during rush hour in Turi Market, where a bus terminal is also located. He says authorities are transporting the dead and wounded to hospitals. In the evening, two armed men on a motorcycle, with their faces covered with helmets, opened fire on police officers at a roadside restaurant in Karachi and killed four of them. Read More »

Donald Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

Subsidies under the bill would help middle-income consumers buy insurance that pays 58 percent of the average patient's medical costs, down from 70 percent under Obamacare; it would also remove a different type of subsidy created to lower deductibles further for Americans earning less than around $30,000 a year. Read More »

Russia Strikes Key Islamic State Group Targets in Syria

Command points and weapon and ammunition of ISIS were destroyed in Hama province of Syria, according to the state news agency. Russian Federation also said on Monday it would treat US -led coalition aircraft flying west of the Euphrates River in Syria as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft. Read More »

Emergency communications demo June 24-25 in Kamiah

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The local club repeater frequency is 145.370 MHz. Just as hurricane season begins, the Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club beginning Saturday afternoon is holding its annual Field Day, an emergency preparedness test and 24-hour demonstration of the power of radio. Read More »

McConnell's calculation may be that he still wins by losing

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Several Democrats have admitted Obamacare needs fixing, but that abandoning it for the Republican replacement - known formally as the American Health Care Act - is not a viable option. Under special rules McConnell is using that will block Democrats from using a filibuster to kill the bill, the legislation can not include provisions that make policy changes that don't primarily affect the budget. Read More »

UK May Reverse Brexit As It Nears Tipping Point — George Soros

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They were briefed by Michel Barnier , who launched the Brexit negotiations for them on Monday, and discussed the move of two European Union agencies from London after Britain quits. Discord over whether the exit process could still be reversed surfaced at the summit as British Prime Minister Theresa May was preparing to brief the 27 European Union other leaders on the early going of the Brexit negotiations that started this week. Read More »

Four Arab countries give Qatar 10 days to close Al Jazeera

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But he said Qatar does not accept "foreign dictations". "We remain committed to doing journalism", he said. Since the onset of Qatar's isolation, Turkey has fast-tracked a decision to approve the deployment of troops to Qatar - part of an existing bilateral agreement but widely interpreted as a show of support for the increasingly isolated country. Read More »

Russia's Top Troll Strikes Again: Putin Offers Comey Political Asylum

It's hard to know what to make of this tacit admission given all of Putin's past denials. "When a special service head records a conversation with the commander-in-chief and gives it to the media . "I thought it was important to get it out", Comey testified. If there was no Crimea, no other problems, they would come up with something else to suppress Russian Federation. Read More »

Five London tower blocks evacuated over fire safety concerns

But it was not fitted to the standard it had commissioned. FIRE safety tests have revealed that external cladding on three Barnet tower blocks is potentially unsafe - and therefore it is to be stripped off as a matter of urgency. 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 identify all the victims. Read More »

Michael Reagan: I guess Donald Trump was right

In the days since the race, an increasing number of Democrats have said that the party's failure to capitalize in Georgia on Trump's unpopularity was evidence of not having a winning message any longer, particularly regarding the economy. Read More »

Critics of Senate health bill hope to sway GOP Sen. Cassidy

It however delays cuts to the Medicaid program and maintains for two years the tax credits included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - commonly known as Obamacare - to help lower-income Americans purchase coverage. Assuming every Democrat is a no vote, the GOP can't afford more than 2 of their own senators to vote against the bill. Democrats accuse Republicans of sabotaging Obamacare, and say the Republican bill will make healthcare unaffordable for poorer citizens while cutting ... Read More »

Iran's top leader says USA should not enter Iraq "under any pretext"

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The operation "targeted Takfiri forces in the Deir Ezzor region in Eastern Syria ". In this photo taken on Tuesday May 23, 2017, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group, the Hammurabi's Justice News, shows a USA -backed anti-government Syrian fighter form Maghaweer al-Thawra stands on a vehicle with heavy automatic machine gun, left, next of an American soldier who also stands on his armored vehicle, right, as they take their position at the Syrian-Iraqi crossing border point ... Read More »

US Senator had secret meeting with North Korea to free Otto Warmbier

Warmbier during a February 2016 news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, following his detention there. They said Warmbier remained in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" until he died Monday . Warmbier passed away June 19, shortly after returning to the United States. Fred Warmbier has called on North Korea to release other American detainees. Read More »

Florida Insurers Request 17.8% Rate Hike On Obamacare Exchanges

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In a May 4, statement, Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Ryan and House Republicans on their passage of the AHCA. Under those measures, states could set their own standards that might not be as generous, allowing insurers to exclude benefits for those with preexisting illness. Read More »

Cuba-US relations: 6 key things you need to know

But Trump is not expected to revive the " wet foot, dry foot " policy, terminated under Obama, which used to allow people who fled Cuba and made it to dry land in the U.S.to remain in the country and eventually attain US citizenship. In the two and a half years since the Obama administration announced the thaw, which we applauded - and still do - the United States has made most of the concessions, while Cuban president Raúl Castro given very little, especially in the realm of human rights, ... Read More »