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Qatar says Saudi-led demands not 'reasonable'

Defense Minister Fikri Işık in an interview with NTV private broadcaster rejected the demand pointing out that Ankara "has no intention of reassessing the status of the Turkish military base in Qatar ", Daily Sabah reports. Gargash said that if Qatar fails to comply within the 10-day timeline set out in the ultimatum, it will be isolated. "It would be wiser that ( Qatar ) deal seriously with the demands and concerns of the neighbours or a divorce will take place", he wrote on Twitter. Read More »

'I'm Worth the Trouble': Nancy Pelosi Defiant as Members Discuss Ousting Her

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The New York Times' Maggie Haberman shared a sampling of some of the tweets that were sent out to supporters. Overall, Wasserman found , Democrats outperformed the voting tendencies of their districts by 8 percentage points in this year's special elections, a good omen for 2018 even if they did not win a single one of the open seats. Read More »

North Korea denies mistreatment of USA captive Otto Warmbier

Otto Frederick Warmbier (C), a University of Virginia student who was detained in North Korea since early January, is taken to North Korea's top court in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo March 16, 2016. Three American citizens now remain held captive in North Korea. More than 2,500 family, friends and well-wishers gathered for his funeral in OH on Thursday. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 was a roaring success: Ian Bell

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Pakistan, once a cricketing powerhouse, has watched its world ranking slide as top teams have refused to tour the conflict-prone country, forcing the home side to play all worldwide matches overseas. With the eighth edition of the Champions Trophy done and dusted, it's time for the team to collect their reward money. But on Sunday, Pakistan beat India convincingly to lift the Champions Trophy title in London , resulting in heartbreak for Indian fans. Read More »

Could Senate health-care bill make opioid crisis 'worse'?

The group said in a statement Friday it's encouraged that the Senate bill would take immediate action to stabilize shaky insurance markets by guaranteeing billions of dollars in subsidies under jeopardy due to a legal dispute and political maneuvering. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise Out Of Intensive Care

He was near death when he arrived at the hospital and remained in critical condition into this week. More on this as it develops. Mika's family added that the Tyson Foods lobbyist is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing multiple surgeries for his injuries. Read More »

Otto Warmbier's family snubs Dennis Rodman who says he aided with release

Kenneth Bae, an American who was jailed for almost two years in North Korea , told CNN he believed Warmbier could have been tortured, and cautioned other Americans against going to North Korea. He told Strahan, "I was just so happy to see the kid released". Following Wednesday's dialogue, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said such talks "provide an opportunity to consider how we're going to engage and how we're going to live with one another over the next 40 years". Read More »

Hindus kill 1 Muslim in clash on running train in India

His brother Hashim and at least 2 others from their village were also injured in the scuffle. Junaid who succumbed to his injuries after being hospitalised is Hasib's brother. These four victims were preliminarily identified as Moin, Junaid, Hashim & Shakir from Khandavali village in Ballabgarh . They had boarded a train from Tughlakabad in Delhi. Read More »

15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

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Rescuers with search dogs walk along a road near the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province, Sunday, June 25, 2017. China's national weather observatory said more heavy rain was expected in parts of Sichuan and other south-western provinces. Most residents are of the Qiang ethnic minority. Read More »

Mourners in OH remember United States student held prisoner by North Korea

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) - Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd of mourners gathered Thursday as Otto Warmbier's loved ones shared stories about his affinity for hugs, thrift-store clothes-shopping and little-known rap music. Read More »

Iran Escalates Involvement in Syria With Anti-IS Missile Strike

He said he hoped "terrorists and their global and regional sponsors have properly received this clear message that their despicable efforts to destabilize a country which enjoys the highest level of security in the region will be met with serious and crushing responses". Read More »

Ending guessing game, Trump admits there are no Comey tapes

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Lawmakers investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US election have raised questions about whether Comey's May 9 firing was an attempt by Trump to stop the Russia probe. Trump specifically suggested Comey's admission that he had in fact advised Trump that he was not under investigation may have been prompted by the suggestion that there were tapes. Read More »

Senate GOP releases health care bill to cut Medicaid, dismantle 'Obamacare'

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Sen. She's set to appear on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. McConnell says Republicans will have a "discussion draft" of a GOP-only bill scuttling former President Barack Obama's health care law by Thursday. It would phase out Obamacare's expansion of the Medicaid programme for the poor more gradually, waiting until after the 2020 presidential election, but would enact deeper cuts starting in 2025. Read More »

Charles Krauthammer: The great Muslim civil war -- and us

But Colonel Ryan Dillon , a spokesman for the US-led coalition, told reporters in a video call that "the deconfliction line is in use". On the other hand, now another Assad's ally, the Iranian forces have fired ballistic missiles in the eastern region of Syria by targeting the IS group, and they also describe the situation as a retaliation against the attacks on Tehran a few weeks back. Read More »

$2b Worth of US Drones for India

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The drone deal would still require approval by Congress. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay had said Modi's visit to the U.S. has "its own significance because it will be the first visit of the Prime Minister to engage with the new leader, with the new President (Donald Trump ) after the elections last year" in the United States. Read More »

North Korea conducts another missile test

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The US believed the test, the latest in a series of engine and missile tests this year, could be for the smallest stage of ICBM rocket engine , the official said. "A rocket engine was tested today", the U.S. official said on condition of anonymity, without providing any details. Defence officials believe the missile may go up to 497 miles (800 kilometres) - the maximum ballistic missile range allowed under a deal with the United States - before it hit a designated test target. Read More »