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United Nations offer to resolve crisis b/w Arab states and Qatar

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On Friday, Qatar was sent a list of 13 demands, including shutting down Al Jazeera and cutting ties with Iran, that it must meet in 10 days. Immediately shut down the Turkish military base, which is now under construction, and halt military cooperation with Turkey inside of Qatar . Read More »

Each vote in US special election cost politicians $200

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UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Ossoff would vote with Nancy Pelosi to weaken our military. After attending the meeting on Pelosi's future, Representative Richmond, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, suggested the solution might be changing the narrative surrounding the minority leader, not ousting her. Read More »

Gregor Townsend rues sloppy performance as Scotland tour ends in disappointment

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It squirted out straight to Ruaridh Jackson, now up at fly-half, who had an easy run-in for his first Test try. Fiji was guided by their resilient five-eighth Ben Volavola, slotting in one conversion and five penalties . Scotland captain John Barclay: "It was physical but we could not exert control". The 33-year-old capped his outing with a try, but Fiji spoiled the party at ANZ National Stadium as Scotland crashed back down to earth following their sensational win over ... Read More »

British Parliament Hit By Cyberattack, Affecting Emails

The House of Commons said it was working with the National Cyber Security Centre to defend Westminster's network and was confident it had protected all accounts and systems. "We know that there are regular attacks by hackers attempting to get passwords". The spokeswoman said that the lack of remote access for users was not part of the attack, but due to protection measures dealing with the incident. Read More »

North Korea censures United States for 'smear campaign' over student's death

The death of American university student Otto Warmbier earlier this week, after his release from 17 months of imprisonment in Pyongyang, further complicated Trump's approach to North Korea. Hunziker was detained in North Korea for months in 1996 for illegally crossing the border and committed suicide less than a month after he returned to the United States later that year. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing U.S. student 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. He told Strahan, "I was just so happy to see the kid released". "This process has been a window into both evil, and love and good", one of Ohio's two United States senators, Rob Portman, told reporters before the funeral, which was closed to the media. Read More »

The cause of the Grenfell Tower fire has been determined

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The Metropolitan Police report confirmed that the fire that claimed at least 79 lives had not been started deliberately and a Hotpoint fridge-freezer triggered the fire. The building materials used in the tower may be to blame for the alarmingly rapid spread of the fire. "Words can not express our sorrow at this awful tragedy", the spokesman said. Read More »

Frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi

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These Democrats might be on to something, especially in light of the way Pelosi figured into the Republican campaign in Georgia . Democrats came close but still lost in special elections in Kansas, Montana, Georgia and SC. Well, both are minorities. And after she predicted incorrectly that Democrats were poised to take back the House previous year, some of Pelosi's colleagues feel that this time around, she needs to deliver. Read More »

Al-Jazeera says call to shut it attack on 'freedom of expression'

Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain severed relations with Qatar earlier this month , portraying the action as stemming from Qatar's support for extremist groups. US President Donald Trump has taken a tough stance on Qatar, accusing it of being a "high level" sponsor of terrorism , but he has also offered help to the parties in the dispute to resolve their differences. Read More »

Spithill says US can still win America's Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand foil trimmer Blair Tuke is philosophical. America's Cup match, presented by Louis Vuitton . Spithill said Oracle was going back out on the water later Saturday to practice. "But we're really happy with the lead we've got". "I don't think we sailed that well today, to be honest". We're pretty disappointed with the umpire call. Read More »

Casey: GOP health bill would mean 'destructive' cuts

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Assuming every Democrat is a no vote, the GOP can't afford more than 2 of their own senators to vote against the bill. She's set to appear on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. McConnell, eager to approve the legislation next week, indicated he was open to changes before it reaches the Senate floor. "The Medicaid cuts are even more draconian that the House bill was, though they take effect more gradually than the House bill did", Pearson says. Read More »

Donald Tusk says United Kingdom rights proposal 'below expectations'

She would also offer any European Union citizen resident for five years - at some cut-off date - the opportunity to get settled status , which would treat them as British citizens for healthcare, education, benefits and pensions. Theresa May has defended her offer to allow Europeans to stay in the United Kingdom after Brexit . The UK's exit deadline is March 30, 2019. European Union chief Donald Tusk said the remaining 27 EU nations are ready to choose new locations for the Europe-wide ... Read More »

Dutch FM welcomes release of kidnapped Dutch journalists in Colombia

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They say that Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender have been "freed in ideal condition" following their abduction near the border with Venezuela. "Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender were released today in the very risky region of Catatumbo in northern Colombia ", he said, adding that the families of both men have been informed and that the ambassador has been able to speak with them. Read More »

Iran: Missile strike in Syria 'just a small slap'

The downing of the drone came on the same day Australia announced it would temporarily suspended airstrikes by its forces in Syria after a USA fighter jet shot down a Syrian jet, and Syrian ally Russian Federation threatened to target planes from the us -led coalition operating in the skies over Syria . Read More »

Iran kills Isis 'mastermind' of Tehran attacks as crackdown on militants continues

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Late Saturday, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said the alleged mastermind behind the attacks had been tracked down and killed outside the country. Saudi Arabia's foreign minister was quick to reject allegations that Riyadh was involved, saying on Wednesday that the country " condemns terrorist attacks anywhere they occur and we condemn the killing of the innocent anywhere it occurs ". Read More »

North Korea releases US student Otto Warmbier, who is in a coma

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Warmbier, 22, a University of Virginia undergraduate, was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial in North Korea's Supreme Court. Two ambulances met the plane on the runway to transfer Otto to the hospital. Tillerson says the State Department continues discussing three other detained Americans with North Korea . After the Swedish diplomats met with the detained Americans , the North Koreans urgently asked to have a meeting with the U.S.in NY. Read More »

FPA cautiously congratulates Michael Gove on new appointment

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Damian Green has been appointed First Secretary of State as Theresa May reshuffled her top team following her General Election humiliation. A former journalist, Mr Gove has held a number of senior cabinet roles during his political career including having served as Secretary of State for Education from 2010 to 2014, and Secretary of State for Justice from May 2015 to July 2016. Read More »

Celtics Acquire First-Round Draft Pick

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Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said he is "not afraid" of judgment after formally agreeing to trade the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft to the Philadelphia 76ers . Griffin's departure comes on the anniversary of the Cavs' dramatic Game 7 win over Golden State, capping a historic comeback that gave Cleveland its first major professional sports championship since 1964. Read More »

British parliament's email system hit by cyber attack

Friday's incident comes just months after a man barreled his auto into pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge and then charged into a Parliament courtyard, stabbing a police officer to death. It claimed that "hackers were carrying out a sustained and determined attack on all parliamentary user accounts in an attempt to identify weak passwords". Read More »

China's Imports from N. Korea Drop 32% in May

At the talks, Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosted Chinese foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi and Gen. Fang Fenghui , chief of the People's Liberation Army's joint staff department. China, North Korea's main trading partner, has been accused of not fully enforcing existing United Nations sanctions on its neighbor, and has resisted some tougher measures. Read More »

Trump Signs Law to Make VA More Accountable for Vets' Care

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The officers were part of a security detail assigned to Scalise because he is majority whip and the third-ranking GOP House member. Slater said that the shooting appeared to be "spontaneous", and that investigators had not yet determined Hodgkinson's motive. Read More »

Madhya Pradesh Drops Sedition Charges Against 15 Persons

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Burhanpur police chief Raja Ram Parihar said the sedition charges had been dropped as there was no evidence the men chanted anti-India slogans. Tension gripped the town of Mohad, about 23 kilometers from the district headquarters, June 18 after pro-Pakistan slogans were shouted and the cricket team's win was celebrated with firecrackers. Read More »