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Trump reaffirms commitment to build Mexico Wall


According to him, solar panels could produce cheap energy and help to pay for the construction of the wall. President Trump on Thursday claimed Mexico is the second deadliest country in the world, behind only war-torn Syria , prompting an official rebuke from Mexico's government asserting Trump's statement was not true. Read More »

Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies

Saudi Arabia is at the top of the regimes seeking to consign the issue of Palestine to oblivion, Head of Yemen's Supreme Political Council Saleh al-Samad said on Friday, in a demonstration marking the International Quds Day in Yemen. " The message of Quds Day is that of hatred towards the occupying and usurping regime as well as support for the oppressed nation ", he said, as quoted by Press TV. Read More »

Senate Plan To Repeal Obamacare Faces Likely Roadblocks

Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation's health care system. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. Read More »

White House says Trump tweet meets Comey tapes records request

Trump did not say exactly what he thought had changed about Comey's story. "Well I didn't tape him", the president said. It's hard to keep up with all the back-and-forth, but after Trump unexpectedly fired Comey in early May, he then tweeted that Comey had "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! ". Read More »

Qatar condemns attempt to target Grand Mosque in Makkah


The blast caused the building to collapse, injuring six foreigners and five members of the security forces. The Saudi Interior Ministry said it received information about the terror attack months ago and had been closely watching the suspects since then, Saudi Ajel news portal reported. Read More »

UK high-rise buildings fail fire safety tests


Public safety concerns have been prompted by exterior cladding known as aluminum composite panels, which are believed to have rapidly spread the fire at Grenfell Tower on June 14, trapping residents in their homes before firefighters could save them. Read More »

N. Korea Conducts ICBM Engine Test


The North also conducted two nuclear tests a year ago alone as it openly pursues a long-range nuclear missile that could reach the USA mainland. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday urged China to use more diplomatic pressure on Pyongyang "if they want to prevent further escalation in the region". Read More »

Low Turnout Overshadows Puerto Rico Vote In Favor of US Statehood


The U.S. territory filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history in May. Puerto Rico's debt and migration crisis is in part result of its territorial status. Turnout was low at some polling places, but that was not a problem 1,600 miles to the north, where tens of thousands turned out in New York City to celebrate Puerto Rico by dancing to salsa music and waving - or wearing - Puerto Rican flags. Read More »

Democratic Congressman Destroys The Lie That Democrats Are Obstructing Trump


We have no questions in 2018 [if it's] Nancy Pelosi versus Paul Ryan, and I hope that the Democrats keep her right where she is for a long, long time . With the exception of the Ossoff-Handel race, Democrats were competitive, as a growing number of voters perhaps are being turned off by Trump's failure to get much done and came out to the polls. Read More »

Brexit Negotiations Begin! Could the Timing be Any Worse?

Soros, in an article emailed to reporters, said economic reality was starting to catch up with a United Kingdom that voted 52% to 48% to leave the European Union in a June 23 referendum, according to Reuters. And even when May finally triggered the two-year unraveling process on March 29, she followed it up by calling an early election on June 8 that she hoped would strengthen her majority in parliament and thus her negotiating mandate with the EU. Read More »

Americans and guns: It's complicated


A recent Pew survey finds a sharp drop in support for gun control. People in the new survey were in broad agreement when asked about specific gun control measures. Thirty-five percent said more guns would equal more crime while 33 percent said more guns would equal less crime and 32 percent said it wouldn't make a difference. Read More »

White House Confirms Trump's Speech on Cuba in Miami on Friday

Americans who go to Cuba, who beyond hotels can stay at privately owned inns, could face problems when they return if they are found to have patronized the GAES. The new rules include prohibitions against Americans spending money on businesses controlled by the military, which has a wide reach in the Cuban economy. Read More »

U.S. forces backing Philippine troops against IS-linked militants

Galvez said the United States assistance is limited to intelligence gathering. Lieutenant-Colonel Emmanuel Garcia, civil relations group head of the Western Mindanao Command, said five men were gunned down on Monday by militants linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ). Read More »

US Ethics Office Releases Trump Financial Disclosure Forms


Trump's refusal to divest his holdings before taking office have triggered a cascade of complaints related to the use of government resources to promote properties such as Mar-a-Lago in Florida , allegations that he is violating the Constitution's foreign emoluments clause and questions about how he is being used to promote the Trump Organization's projects overseas. Read More »

SIT to probe J&K cop lynching case, 3 more arrested


Pandit was lynched by a mob here on Thursday night outside the Jamia Masjid while he was on duty. Asked whether moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was present in the Jamia Masjid when the incident took place, Vaid said, "It is a matter of investigation". Read More »

Tropical depression brings flooding to US Gulf Coast states

A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Alabama, flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, while the mayor of the coastal Louisiana town of Lafitte urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide - two lingering effects of the weakening system that fueled harsh weather across the Southeast. Read More »

Nevada Senator Opposes Healthcare Bill, Now The 5th Republican

This press conference may have been Heller laying claim to one of the two lifeboats that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can spare in order to get to 50 votes. In addition to Heller, Republicans expected to offer some pushback against the Senate bill include Maine's Susan Collins and Ohio's Rob Portman . Read More »

Senate healthcare debate heats up — Sunday shows preview

That's Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent at Kaiser Health News. The details that we've seen, at least so far, aren't particularly good for people with lower incomes. The Senate bill removes the requirement to purchase insurance, thereby exposing those who purchase insurance to higher rates to subsidize the care for those who do not. Read More »

Trump wishes Muslims 'warm greetings' for Eid

Instead, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania released a statement on Saturday wishing "warm greetings" to those celebrating Eid al-Fitr, an important holiday marking the end of Ramadan . In Pakistan, the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee will convene a moon-sighting meeting on Sunday. The Sultanate of Oman said Monday will be the first day of the Eid. Read More »

Gerrymandering: Drawing districts for political advantage

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker remains confident that GOP-drawn legislative district maps will survive a Supreme Court review. The court will hear arguments in Gill v. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan - would not have blocked the order and let the redistricting proceed. In addition, the case is getting attention because in recent years the court has considered racial inequities in political maps - but not the issue of how much partisan gerrymandering is reasonable. Read More »

Sultan declares today Eid-el-fitr

President Trump issued a statement Saturday greeting Muslims as they celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, breaking with almost two decades of tradition of holding an iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan. For the first time in almost two decades, the White House did not host an iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Read More »

S. Korea president invites N. Korea to Pyeongchang Olympics


The poll was conducted June 9-11, about a month after the liberal Moon Jae-in administration took office May 10 on a promise to pursue inter-Korean reconciliation under the right conditions. Pyongyang has so far rejected offers of humanitarian aid and request for a reunion of families separated by the division of Korea. "While North Korea is not (completely) ready, I think (the North Korean team) is coming to send a message that it is at least willing to try to improve inter-Korean ... Read More »