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UAE: Longer-Term Isolation For Qatar Possible If 13 Demands Not Met


Speaking outside the Istanbul mosque after prayers marking the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, Erdogan said he would continue his planned program despite feeling briefly unwell. The energy-rich country said it was reviewing the ultimatum but added it would not negotiate under siege. Qatar has been given 10 days to meet the demands, which apparently includes a call to close down broadcaster Al-Jazeera, but Doha said the requests were unrealistic. Read More »

What the Health-Care Vote Means for the Midterm Elections

Jan Brewer, a Republican who surprised her party when she made a decision to expand Medicaid four years ago, is urging Congress to save the expansion, which has provided coverage to 400,000 Arizonans. It disregards women's reproductive health and other special health care needs. First, no bill produced in secret and in haste can reform a sector that affects so many people, so many interest groups, and such a large segment of the economy. Read More »

Fed hikes rates third time in six months

United States stock markets the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq edged down at the close. It was a signal the Fed believes the economic slowdown over the winter was temporary. "Household spending has picked up in recent months, and business fixed investment has continued to expand". They forecast USA economic growth of 2.2 percent in 2017, an increase from the previous projection in March . Read More »

South Africa level T20 series with England

It was a tense and controversial thriller at Taunton last night as South Africa squared the Twenty20 series with one match to go in Cardiff tomorrow. David Miller followed shortly after, nicking a Plunkett cutter to Buttler for eight and in the next over, the 15th, de Villiers was dismissed by David Willey after hitting the previous ball out of the ground with a ramp shot over fine leg. Read More »

Qatar publishes demands made by Arab countries

The Sunni Muslim Arab group that imposed the sanctions on Qatar accuse it of funding terrorism, fomenting regional unrest and drawing too close to their Shi'ite Muslim enemy Iran . mediator, calling for the demands on Doha to be " reasonable and actionable". The list also calls on Qatar to close the Turkish military base that is now under construction in Qatar as well as sever ties to all terrorist, sectarian and ideological organizations including the Muslim Brotherhood , ... Read More »

Appointment of new prince marks start of reforms in Saudi Arabia


Until now, the succession favoured Saudi Arabia's interior minister and security chief, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef , who has now been stripped of much of his power. Trump and his team see the prince as serious about pursuing economic and social reforms in Saudi Arabia , though they still aren't sure how far or at what pace he is able to proceed, the second official said. Read More »

Rare dismissal helps Proteas level series

Eoin Morgan's men had to chase down South Africa's 174 for eight after Surrey seamer Tom Curran had become the fifth England player to take three wickets on his worldwide T20 debut. "We want to see what these guys have, how they react and I think the experience he had in the middle will hold him in good stead for the future". England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who was not playing in the game, took to Twitter to say: "Can't believe that @JasonRoy20 was given out in that manner ... Read More »

McKenzie in as All Blacks concerned over Smith concussions


All Blacks backs Jordie Barrett , Julian Savea and Ngani Laumape have been released to play for the Hurricanes against the British and Irish Lions on Tuesday. The defending Investec Super Rugby champion's starting team also includes four Maori All Blacks in right wing Nehe Milner-Skudder, first five Otere Black, halfback Te Toirora-Tahuriorangi and prop Ben May. Read More »

Firework sales underway, firefighters warn of injury and fire risks


After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire. Officials said it is illegal to discharge fireworks within 600 feet of a hospital, sanitarium, veterinary hospital, school or church; and within 100 feet of a fuel dispensing station for flammable or combustible liquids; and to discharge fireworks at or from a motor vehicle. Read More »

All Blacks vs Lions first Test


The second Test against the All Blacks is on Saturday, 1 July. Fullback Smith failed a head injury assessment during the first half, while Crotty limped off later in the spell with a hamstring injury and will definitely miss next week's test in Wellington, coach Steve Hansen said. Read More »

Telangana: Efforts on to save 14-month-old girl stuck in borewell


Authorities are racing against time to save a 14-month-old girl who accidentally fell into a 40-feet deep open borewell in adjoining Vikarabad district two days ago. The rescue efforts began from 8 pm. Personnel from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation ( ONGC ) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had also joined the rescue operation on Saturday, June 24. Read More »

Dem loss in Georgia underscores party's challenges

The response from some is that it better be. The National Republican Congressional Committee said that internal data shows linking Pelosi to the Democratic candidate in Georgia helped the GOP win, according to Business Insider . At a news conference Thursday afternoon, Pelosi defended her leadership against mounting criticism from her own party and attacks from Republicans . Read More »

Gunman who shot Scalise had no target in mind

The hospital listed Scalise in serious condition on Saturday, but showing signs of improvement. Scalise's condition was upgraded earlier this week. But officials say there was no context included on the piece of paper. "In the shooter's vehicle, located at the scene of the shooting, we found another laptop computer, a cell phone, and a digital camera". Read More »

Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu arrested by Sri Lankan navy


A few days back, five fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who were arrested by the Lankan authorities, were lodged in Sri Lankan jail. Upon bringing the apprehended Indian fishermen, fishing trawler and other fishing gear to the naval base SLNS Uththara in Kankasanthurai, they are to be handed over to the Jaffna Assistant Fisheries Director for further legal action, the Navy said. Read More »

At Iowa rally, Donald Trump praises Fox and attacks CNN and NBC

Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., on Friday. TIM RYAN: I just think if you start rationalizing and participate in a level of delusion that we cut the lead, you know, by however many points, that that's somehow good - to me, that's unacceptable. Said Rice: "The Republican playbook has been very successful". No, that's not fair, nor is it accurate. "They keep winning and we keep losing". Rice's sentiment was echoed by other House Democrats in recent months including Reps. Read More »

Oklahoma doctor charged in opioid deaths of 5 patients


One of the women died the same day she visited the clinic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the number of deaths linked to prescription opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1991. That patient died the same day as seeing Nichols. Court documents show each of the five women Nichols is accused of killing died within a month of filling their prescriptions , which were written for hundreds of pills at once. Read More »

Modi begins 3-nation tour: Holds talks with Portugal PM

On Monday afternoon, President Trump is scheduled to host PM Modi at the White House where the two leaders will beginning the bilateral discussion. The United States is India's second-largest defense supplier, and a US$2 billion (S$2.7 billion) deal for the United States to sell 22 unarmed drones to India to protect its vast coastline appears set for approval by the Trump administration. Read More »

Donald Trump's United Kingdom state visit has not been canceled, insists Boris Johnson


Mrs May is under increasing pressure to secure a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her government after almost two weeks of talks. The state opening took place only days after another huge annual event, Trooping the Color, a celebration of the queen's birthday. She was accompanied by the Prince of Wales, rather than the Duke of Edinburgh, after Prince Philip was admitted to hospital yesterday. Read More »

Obama trashes Senate Health Care Bill: 'Not a health care bill'

Brian Sandoval. Menendez said that the wealthiest Americans will get a tax cut under the Senate legislation, paid for by "taking health care away from those who need it most ". Sandoval said he would do "everything in my power" to make sure those people can maintain the quality of life they now have. Three of them said they anxious it does not go far enough in repealing the ACA, known as Obamacare. Read More »

Boston renames street after retired slugger David Ortiz


Athletics 10, White Sox 2: Matt Olson hit his first two major league home runs, Jaycob Brugman and Franklin Barreto also launched their first career shots and Oakland routed Chicago. It was the 13th straight start Porcello has gone at least six innings. He said his home run was in Big Papi's honor. Peralta signs minor league deal with Boston • Ten days after being released by the Cardinals, infielder Jhonny Peralta has agreed to a minor league contract with the Red Sox . Read More »

Mecca Grand Mosque Attack met with widespread outrage


As the interior ministry announced the raid, more than one million Muslims prayed at the Prophet's Mosque in Medina to mark the end of Ramadan. Three groups, two based in Mecca and one in Jeddah, planned the attack, the Interior Ministry said. Read More »

All Blacks, Lions look forward after thrilling 1st test


It was especially important given New Zealand attacked with less width than normal to try and avoid being trapped by a Lions rush that comes up quicker on the outside. While the Lions failed to seize on their 20 minutes of ascendancy, the All Blacks ruthlessly took their opportunities. Well, New Zealand needed no help whatsoever from the officials when blitzing the Lions not only off the ball - but also out of the match. Read More »