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GOP senator: 'No way' health care bill should move forward


Nevada Republican Dean Heller didn't mince words about the GOP's new health care bill in the Senate: "It's going to be very hard to get me to a yes". Sen. Susan Collins of ME says she thinks getting the votes needed in the Senate this week to pass a Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act could be very hard. Read More »

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan


The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the people and Government of Pakistan on this tragic event and wishes those injured a speedy recovery. The driver of the tanker survived the accident and had been taken into police custody, he said. A state of emergency has been declared in the city and hospitals have been placed on high alert. Read More »

Arab states demand Qatar close Al Jazeera, shutter Turkish base

Four Arab states that have boycotted Qatar have reportedly handed the country a list of 13 demands, including some likely to infuriate Doha and exacerbate the region's worst crisis in decades. The Arab nations cut ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region. But others, including a vague requirement that Qatar pay compensation for its "policies" and shut down all news outlets the country operates, appeared created to punish Qatar for its ... Read More »

Overturned tanker in Pakistan kills 148


Officials said sabotage was not suspected. The tragedy came one day before Pakistan was due to begin Eid ul-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, with many roads crowded as people traveled home for the holidays. Read More »

Darjeeling turns into battleground, police firing kills 2 GJM men


The GJM has claimed that two of their supporters were shot dead by police in Singmari on Saturday. The rally turned violent, resulting in clashes between GJM supporters and security personnel, it said. Later in the day, the effects of the trouble were felt in Kalimpong's Gorubathan market where GJM supporters allegedly torched a vehicle of the power supply authority, while the Jaldhaka police station was vandalised. Read More »

North Korean taekwondo athletes arrive in South Korea


Moon made the comments during the opening ceremony of the world taekwondo championships in the South Korean town of Muju, where a North Korean delegation led by International Olympic Committee member Chang Ung was also present. On Friday, a spokesman of the North's Foreign Ministry issued a statement denying that Warmbier had been abused or tortured. South Korean President Moon Jae-in observed the test-firing of a new midrange missile the country is developing to cope with growing threats ... Read More »

An undeclared 'Emergency' in the country now, says Congress

Even the judiciary did not remain unaffected by the shadow of the Emergency. Addressing the nation through his pre-recorded 33rd Mann Ki Baat on All India Radio, the Prime Minister described the E-GEM portal as an excellent example of minimum government and maximum governance. Read More »

Tear gas, checkpoints greet LGBT pride in Turkey


The Istanbul Governor's Office had announced on June 24 that it would not permit this year's Pride March, which was set to take place on June 25, citing security concerns and public order. Authorities also claimed that a properly valid application had not been submitted by organisers - a statement that had been denied. "We say once again: " Get used to it , we are here and are not going anywhere". Read More »

London high-rise fire caused by faulty freezer; manslaughter charges being considered

The government, however, added that private landlords would not have to fire-test their high rise cladding, even if it is similar to the one in Grenfell. The Guardian quotes a spokesman from the company as having said: "Words can not express our sorrow at this awful tragedy". Police said they are focused on how the blaze started, how it spread and whether any person or organizations should be held responsible. Read More »

Hotpoint issues apology after faulty appliance found to start Grenfell Tower fire

That's the number I'm really anxious about", she said. The fridge manufacturer, Hotpoint , hadn't recalled that model prior to the fire, but it's now asking customers to check their model numbers and contact the company. 'We are working with the authorities to obtain access to the appliance so that we can assist with the ongoing investigations. "Under these circumstances, we are unable to speculate on further details at this time ". Read More »

Nitish Kumar is a cheat, claims RJD leader


Bhai Virendra told ANI, "Nitishi ji is one of such people who has cheated every single person. (Nitishji aise hain, koi saga nahi jisko thaga nahi, hamesha logon ko murkh banaane ka koshish karte hain)". He said that the TRS, which calls itself a pro-minority party, should restrain itself from supporting the BJP-led NDA candidate who practices RSS ideology of hatred and divisive politics. Read More »

Professor Says Otto Warmbier 'Got What He Deserved' in North Korea


She also wrote that "young, white, rich, clueless white males routinely get away with raping women" in the United States. A spokesperson for North Korea's Foreign Ministry released a statement Friday claiming North Korea is a victim of a USA smear campaign in the death of University student Otto Warmbier . Read More »

Trump confirms he called health care bill 'mean'


Trump also told told Fox that he wants House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to remain as the Democrats' leader. ROVNER: It differs in some significant ways. Unlike the House bill, it pegs tax credits to income rather than age. Those are exactly the people the Republicans have been complaining about. Five Republican senators have announced they will not support the bill, which is created to repeal and replace Obamacare, in its current form. Read More »

Senate Republicans reluctant to rush vote on healthcare bill

President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on passing a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare" and believes his majority party is "going to get there". I think they can improve outcomes. Trump said that each of the lawmakers would have a chance to negotiate a better deal. "These are not cuts to Medicaid", Conway said earlier on "This Week". Read More »

India´s Modi heads to Washington for ´no frills´ Trump meet

Among those who attended were Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Mastercard President Ajay Banga. "When India carried out the surgical strikes, the world realised the our strength and saw that while we exercise restraint, when the need arises, India can also show its strength and might in dealing with terror and protecting itself", he said to thunderous applause from the diaspora. Read More »

Iran Says Its Missile Strike in Syria Sends Message to the US

A senior White House official said: "The strategy for Syria is to defeat ISIS and first and foremost achievement of a de-escalation of the conflict so we can work toward a political resolution". The Pentagon said Sunday a Syrian SU-22 dropped bombs on coalition-partnered fighters near the town of Tabqah. State television footage showed the missiles on truck missile launchers in the daylight before being launched at night. Read More »

Surgical strikes prove India can defend itself: Modi

India is a huge country with over 1.25 billion people and is one of the world's largest, growing economies. On the Goods and Services Tax (GST), PM Modi said its implementation is a complex task that may well turn out to be "a subject of studies in USA business schools". Read More »

Philippines Celebrates Independence Day By Bombing ISIS


Padilla estimated that about 100 militants were still fighting - down from the 400-500 believed to have stormed the town - but even with only "remnants" holding out, progress was slow for government troops because of the urban terrain. While the flag-raising was mainly to mark Independence Day, it also symbolized the reclaiming of city hall and other areas of Marawi by government forces. Read More »

Six police injured in clashes after protest over black man's death


Riot police responded late Sunday to a violent protest as demonstrators erected barricades and set fires to roads near the Forest Gate police station. He said: 'I am here because l care deeply about what is going on. I genuinely feel for you. "During this interaction, it is believed police officers used force and deployed CS spray", a spokesman for the IPCC said after the launch of the investigation. Read More »

No country questioned India's surgical strike: Modi

Modi is up against a man who thinks of America in the traditional sense-a superpower that dominated half the world with nearly no competition-and is not a proponent of globalisation. As of Saturday morning, Trump had 32.7 million Twitter followers, with Modi clocking in at 31 million. "Thank you @POTUS for the warm personal welcome". Read More »

Korea President: Trump and I Have Common Goal


However, Do does plan to raise the idea of inviting North Korean players to join South Korea's women's ice hockey team for the Pyeongchang Olympics, a spokesman of the ministry said. In March, Jang reportedly said in Japan that there was no reason for the North to stay away from the Olympics, but that the games would be hosted by South Korea . Read More »

Palestinian killed upon stabbing attack at Israeli soldiers


US Ambassador Nikki Haley has branded the resolution a "terrible mistake" after the previous US administration refrained from using its veto to block the measure. Over 600,000 Israelis now live in settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem . Jason Greenblatt, a top US national security aide met with Netanyahu on Tuesday, a few hours after his announcement about work starting at the site of the new settlement. Read More »

Trump returns to Florida to unveil Cuba policy

Engage Cuba, an impact group dedicated to keeping Cuba borders open has pointed out that the impact of completely closing off Cuba travel could mean an impact of 12,000 jobs and 6.6 billion dollars to American businesses. That seems odd given that the Trump administration is not particularly fond of pursuing that agenda in its foreign policy: there was no mention of human rights and political freedom during his visit to Saudi Arabia, for example. Read More »