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Author: 0 Republicans avoid election upset in Georgia

Trump said in a tweet after the results were announced. Of course, she didn't stop there. The Democrats' main problem may have been their inability to attract a credible candidate from inside the 6th district itself. The widespread external interest in the candidate - who lives beyond the borders of the sixth himself - became a point of contention for Republicans , who decried that over 95 percent of his donations came from outside Georgia.

Author: 0 North Korea test-fires four anti-ship missiles

Pyongyang launched what appeared to be several land-to-sea missiles early on Thursday off its east coast; they flew about 200km, said South Korea's military. "The expert pointed out the importance of the USA missile defense system THAAD on the peninsula and speeding up development of the Korea Air and Missile Defense and Kill Chain to better counter those threats".

Author: 0 Northern Ireland's party hopeful of Conservative deal 'soon'

On Tuesday she held talks with Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster , whose anti-abortion, homophobic and eurosceptic Northern Irish party has 10 parliamentary seats and could shore up May's minority Conservative government. The PM told the backbench 1922 Committee on Monday a deal with the DUP would not affect power-sharing talks in Northern Ireland or LGBT rights. While peace in Northern Ireland was not in danger of collapsing imminently, it could "unwind".

Global Media Facebook post costs former CS his new job
Author: 0 Facebook post costs former CS his new job

Naidu replaced Rao with Vemuri Anand Surya immediately. The bureaucrat came under fire for commenting on Naidu government on Facebook as well as sharing certain posts written by others criticising decisions taken by the Telugu Desam Party government.

Global Media Leo Varadkar confirmed as Irish prime minister
Author: 0 Leo Varadkar confirmed as Irish prime minister

After negotiations between Fianna Fáil, the Independent Alliance and various independent TDs over the last few days, Varadkar secured the necessary support in the Dáil today to be elected taoiseach . Varadkar's youth also grabbed attention. Shortly before the 2015 same-sex marriage referendum in Ireland he came out as gay during an interview with Irish broadcaster RTE.

Global Media Pentagon Accused of Wasting Up to $28M on 'Inappropriate' Afghan Soldier Uniforms
Author: 0 Pentagon Accused of Wasting Up to $28M on 'Inappropriate' Afghan Soldier Uniforms

The Department of Defense procured uniforms for the Afghan Army in a camouflage pattern that is both far more expensive than other options and likely inappropriate for the landscape there, a USA government watchdog says. The new uniforms also included expensive details like replacing buttons with zippers. Findings in the report sparked Congressional outrage. The DoD procured the rights to the Spec4ce Forest Uniform camouflage pattern from HyperStealth Biotechnology Corporation for the ...

Author: 0 What was Queen's Speech missing? Donald Trump

Second, Brexit dominated the Queen's Speech , with eight bills announced, including the highly significant "Repeal Bill", about which we have written previously on our Brexit Blog . He added: "But simply not mentioning the policy in public is not good enough". In remarks in the debate that followed the speech, she acknowledged government failings in helping victims of the London high-rise fire on June 14 that killed at least 79 people.

Author: 0 Northam vs Gillespie in November governor's race

And he complicated Gillespie's general election challenge considerably by denying him the flexibility to position himself as a Trump skeptic in an off-year contest where voter antipathy towards the president could be a major factor. But unfortunately for Gillespie, the commonwealth is in the shadow of Washington, D.C., and the contest for Virginia governor is going to be the nation's biggest race come November.

Global Media Comatose student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio, USA
Author: 0 Comatose student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio, USA

A plane carrying Warmbier arrived at a Cincinnati airport around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday. But in Pyongyang, the Swedes were allowed to see only one detainee, and it wasn't Warmbier. "We wish him well, but we have issued travel warnings to Americans and suggested they not travel to North Korea for their own safety", U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon told reporters.

Author: 0 United Kingdom government's priority is to win best possible Brexit deal

This Queen's speech is supposed to herald a parliament lasting two years, so there was speculation today that no date for Trump's visit has been scheduled for the near future. A raft of new laws that aim to ensure the United Kingdom secures "the best possible deal" after leaving the European Union (EU) have been announced in today's Queen's speech .

Global Media House panel demands Trump release Comey 'tapes'
Author: 0 House panel demands Trump release Comey 'tapes'

The reason Comey said he did so because Trump had threatened to release "tapes" from their meetings. "I don't see any evidence of intent to obstruct", the Utah senator said. During much of the increasingly heated debate surrounding the FBI's investigation of Russia's role in the election, Trump has chafed over news leaks, arguing that news organizations had not given them proper attention.

Global Media Puerto Rico, set to become US' 51st State?
Author: 0 Puerto Rico, set to become US' 51st State?

The results of the newest referendum could lead to similar claims, Vargas said. "The federal government will no longer be able to ignore the voice of the majority of the American citizens in Puerto Rico", he said. Of those, 97% voted to become the 51st state, 1.5% voted for full independence or a form of sovereignty, and 1.3% in favour of the status quo. "Now is the moment to do it", he said.

Author: 0 Two More Ministers Quit Macron's Government Ahead Reshuffle In France

Mr Bayrou's departure meant Modem has lost all three Cabinet posts it had in Mr Macron's government , following the departures of Goulard and Marielle de Sarnez , the minister for European affairs. His party, Republic on the Move (LREM, ) won a big majority in Sunday's legislative election, and will not need the votes of Modem lawmakers to get legislation through parliament .

Author: 0 Tory-DUP deal: "we have a lot in common", says Tory MP

Ireland's first Indian-origin Prime Minister Leo Varadkar today met his United Kingdom counterpart Theresa May for bilateral talks during his first visit to 10 Downing Street amid political uncertainty in Britain. "I know people want to talk about soft Brexit, hard Brexit, all of these things, but what we want to see is a sensible Brexit, and one that works for everybody".

Author: 0 Grenfell Tower fire: Block acquired for survivors

As Prime Minister, I apologise for that failure. The weekly Tuesday meeting of the government cabinet discussed the continued response to the fire and aid for survivors. Extra public money has been found to fit out the flats more quickly, and the developer has taken on more staff and relaxed working hours rules, DCLG said, with the aim of having the homes ready by the end of July.

Author: 0 MI airport evacuated after police officer injured

Genesee County Commissioner Mark Young said he spoke with Neville's family at a hospital following the attack and that the wounded officer had just come out of surgery. A few miles away, officials stationed police officers at Flint City Hall after the incident. "Right now we are still awaiting more information about the situation at Bishop Airport this morning", Mayor Karen Weaver said in a statement.

Author: 0 Russian Federation cancels diplomatic meeting in wake of USA sanctions

Trump has said he wants to explore whether Washington and Moscow can work together on issues of mutual concern, such as fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) insurgents in Syria. -Russia relations", spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement. Any assets they have in the USA are now blocked. "Our sanctions related to Crimea will not be lifted until Russian Federation ends its occupation of the peninsula", she said.

Global Media With the clock ticking, UK, EU play up chance of deal
Author: 0 With the clock ticking, UK, EU play up chance of deal

Davies denied suggestions the agreed timetable showed Britain's "weakness" and insisted it was "completely consistent" with the government's aim of parallel trade and exit talks. The situation could embolden the European Union negotiators in the Brexit talks and weaken the British side, though it is still far from certain how the talks, which are due to last two years, will play out.

Author: 0 Iran says missile strike targeting ISIS was warning to US, Saudis

The missiles flew over Iraq before striking what the Guard called an Islamic State command center and suicide vehicle bomb operation in Deir el-Zour, over 600 kilometers (370 miles) away. The White House has not commented on Iran's missile attacks inside Syria. In the Syrian capital, Damascus, rebels fired artillery shells from the suburbs into the city, wounding at least three people, according to the state news agency SANA.

Author: 0 Taoiseach Holds Meeting With DUP Leader

May, however, expressed confidence about getting the speech passed, even if a deal is not reached with the DUP before the state opening of Parliament. An election in March saw the pro-British, Protestant, conservative DUP finish narrowly ahead of Catholic socialists Sinn Fein. They want to have an Executive that works, that delivers first-class public services, whether that be in the health services or education or any of the other departments.

Global Media Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel
Author: 0 Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel

But, he added, the "scale and aggressiveness" was different this time, with the primary goal being to sow discord and aid the candidacy of Republican Donald Trump , the eventual victor. Reviews to ensure compliance with the Department of Homeland Security's recommendations for security-including penetration testing, network scanning and detection methods-were also advised.

Global Media State Department takes sudden hard line on Saudis over Qatar
Author: 0 State Department takes sudden hard line on Saudis over Qatar

Qatar's banks became dependent on foreign funding during the last few years of strong economic growth. Also, they say that Qatar is siding Iran. Travel, the voiceover says, "goes beyond borders and prejudice". This is largely in keeping with what you'd figure would be the U.S. position on Qatar, a long-time ally, but runs contrary to President Trump, who personally took credit for the Saudi-led move and has repeatedly parroted Saudi allegations against the Qatari government since then.

Global Media Beloved Filipina Singer Charice is Now a Man Named Jake Zyrus
Author: 0 Beloved Filipina Singer Charice is Now a Man Named Jake Zyrus

He then appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2010 where he was dubbed by Oprah as "the most talented girl in the world". The star also took to Instagram posting an image reading, "Thank you". During his Where Are They Now? interview Oprah , Jake alluded that he wasn't going to consider gender reassignment surgery. Jake said at the time, "I'm not going to go through that stage where I change everything".

Global Media UK's May Uses Downing Street Back Entrance After Election Debacle
Author: 0 UK's May Uses Downing Street Back Entrance After Election Debacle

May] wanted a mandate; the mandate she's got is lost votes, lost support and lost confidence ", said Mr. Corbyn as he secured a greater majority in his constituency of Islington North. Oettinger, a European Commission budget and human resources commissioner, expressed doubt about the talks starting as planned. The Queen , as she has done for over six decades, agreed with her prime minister.

Author: 0 Number Of Global Refugees Hits Record High

High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR ) said Monday in its Global Trends report . Rome/Geneva: Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes a year ago, the United Nation refugee agency has reported. One in 113 people are displaced, compared with around one in 160 a decade ago. There are plans to expand the programme and open similar sites throughout the country to give assistance and hope to millions of displaced people , although both hope and cash are in short ...

Author: 0 Powersharing deal should involve all parties, says Simon Coveney

Both the United Kingdom and the Irish Prime Ministers expressed the conviction that it was possible to form a unity government in Northern Ireland by the 29 of June when the constitutional deadline expires. An English pro-Brexit campaigner, Peter Harris, was also fined £12,000 for failing to deliver his spending return and audit report on time . "Ireland will not sign off on a Brexit deal unless we protect the Good Friday Agreement fully, unless we protect the peace process fully, and ...

Global Media Latest ICC ODI rankings: Pakistan jump to number 6; India number 3
Author: 0 Latest ICC ODI rankings: Pakistan jump to number 6; India number 3

Competitions between the India and Pakistan cricket teams were suspended a few years ago, reflecting diplomatic tensions between the countries, which have canceled peace talks multiple times in the last three years. Pakistan gained four points to move to 95 points as their wins over higher-ranked opponents in the tournament included the one in the final against India and an eight-wicket semifinal victory over England.

Global Media France, Britain to jointly combat online terrorist threat
Author: 0 France, Britain to jointly combat online terrorist threat

The two leaders were meeting in Paris for a working dinner before together attending a France vs England friendly soccer match at the Stade de France stadium in Paris . The Prime Minister flew to the French capital after breaking off from talks with the Democratic Unionist Party to shore up her minority government following last week's election.

Author: 0 Election billed as referendum on Trump goes for the Republican

President Trump and his allies cheered Republican Karen Handel's victory Tuesday in the closely watched Georgia runoff as a clear endorsement of the administration's agenda - and cast Democrats' special election losing streak as a rebuke of the party's "obstruction" tactics.

Author: 0 North Korea in the spotlight at high-level US-China talks

President Donald Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage with North Korea's totalitarian government. "At least I know China tried!" Christopher Hill, a former US ambassador to South Korea, told MSNBC: "I think the president is signalling some frustration".

Author: 0 In Iowa, Trump ready to rally base, celebrate GOP resilience

The president began the day by reveling in Republican Karen Handel's win in Georgia's special election - a major blow to Democrats who bolstered their efforts in the most expensive U.S. The rally was initially supposed to take place on June 1, but was postponed due to "due to an unforeseen change in President Trump's schedule", the President's campaign team told ABC News at the time.

Author: 0 DUP threat to walk out from talks with Tories

But the source said agreement before Wednesday's State Opening of Parliament could not entirely be ruled out if there was movement in the talks between the parties. "The talks have been taking place in a constructive way." said Damien Green, when asked about the possibility of a successful deal. Speaking after the meeting , DUP leader Arlene Foster said: "We want to see a Brexit that works for everybody, not just in Northern Ireland from my perspective, but in the Republic of Ireland as ...

Author: 0 JD(U) in Kerala not to back Kovind in presidential poll

Ram Nath Kovind resigned from the post of Bihar Governor on Tuesday. He, however, said that Congress was not opposing any name as such for the presidential nominee, but it was all because of ideological differences. CPI leader D. Raja acknowledged that the JD-U move, if correct, was a setback to the opposition. He had been attending meetings of opposition parties.

Global Media 'American Horror Story' Adds Colton Haynes for Season 7
Author: 0 'American Horror Story' Adds Colton Haynes for Season 7

On Tuesday, the showrunner posted a picture to his Instagram page of the former Teen Wolf actor looking suitably creepy. Colton Haynes is joining "American Horror Story" season 7 . Other new cast members include Leslie Grossman and Billy Eichner , making for one eclectic and standout cast. Sarah Paulson and Cheyenne Jackson are also returning this season.

Global Media Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone near border
Author: 0 Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone near border

The Foreign Ministry confirmed the incident in a statement and said Iran has been informed. Pakistan Air Force's JF-17 Thunder had shot down an Iranian drone ventured 3-4 kilometres inside Pakistani territory allegedly on a spying mission.

Author: 0 Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia special election

While special elections aren't a flawless predictor of future success in regular elections, Handel's win is still a disappointment for Democrats. It is the type of district Democrats have to do well in come 2018 to flip the 24 seats they need to win back the House.

Author: 0 Corbyn attacks 'government without a majority' for 'thin gruel' Queen's Speech

Instead, she still hasn't secured a deal with another party to insure that the government can deliver on its agenda. The monarch reads the speech on behalf of the government. Remain campaigners - including some of her own ministers - could fight proposals to pull Britain out of the EU's customs union and set up its own regime, while curbs on immigration are likely to be another flash-point: May has prioritised bringing the numbers down, while remainers say the needs of businesses to attract ...

Author: 0 Qatar demands 'blockade' lifted before Gulf crisis talks

Thani commented on possible consequences of the blockade against Qatar. The visit by the USA president and assurances of U.S. support in countering Islamic terrorist groups, a broad term, that could for the Saudis include opposition groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, could have emboldened the two states to take the drastic steps of severing all diplomatic ties with Qatar.

Global Media India brace up for Dutch test in HWL SemiFinal
Author: 0 India brace up for Dutch test in HWL SemiFinal

The India-Pakistan encounter began with strong political overtones, with the Indian team wearing black armbands to pay homage to martyred soldiers in the recent attacks on the Indian Army. "We will treat the match as important as any other match", Manpreet said after the match against Canada. On the pitch, India delivered a brutal blow to the neighbours by hammering them 7-1.

Author: 0 Philando Castile's family to Trump: "Make America Great Again" by getting justice

Jeronimo Yanez was also cleared of two lesser charges related to the July traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb. Ramsey County District Court Judge William H. He also said he feared for his life after Castile began pulling his gun out of his pocket despite his commands not to do so. They raised questions about discrepancies in Reynolds' statements to investigators, including where Castile carried his wallet and who purchased the marijuana that was in the vehicle.

Author: 0 Police Say 'Road Rage' Led To Murder Of Muslim Girl In Virginia

Police in Fairfax, Va., said Monday, June 19, 2017 , that "road rage" was to blame for the slaying of a 17-year-old muslim girl who was walking with friends to her mosque between Ramadan prayers this weekend. Please sign and share this Care2 petition demanding that the Fairfax County police investigate Nabra's murder as a hate crime and that Attorney Jeff Sessions open a federal investigation.

Author: 0 South Carolina voters choosing Mulvaney's replacement

She's likely to face another tough Democratic challenger in November 2018, although Ossoff has said he hasn't yet decided whether he'll run again. That followed another recent Democratic disappointment in Montana , where the Republican candidate won even after last-minute assault charges, and an earlier loss for the Democrats in Kansas.

Global Media Israelis Dismiss Iranian Missile Strike as 'Flop'
Author: 0 Israelis Dismiss Iranian Missile Strike as 'Flop'

Iran has been battling ISIS in Syria for years, offering military assistance to the Assad government through the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and its Hezbollah offshoot. The missiles were launched by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a paramilitary organization separate from army within the Iranian Armed Forces.

Global Media United Kingdom police studying cause of death of man in mosque attack
Author: 0 United Kingdom police studying cause of death of man in mosque attack

Two victims of the Finsbury Park mosque attack are receiving critical care, police have said, as efforts are made to confirm the cause of death of a man who died after the atrocity. "We all have harmony in this area, and these people try to divide us, but we tell them that "We will not let you do that". "There has been a significant spike in incidents of hate crime and Islamophobic incidents in the aftermath of the London Bridge attack", London Mayor Sadiq Khan said earlier this month, ...

Global Media Man, woman found dead with gunshot wounds on Chicago Skyway
Author: 0 Man, woman found dead with gunshot wounds on Chicago Skyway

A 30-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman were heading east on the Skyway in a maroon Chrysler sedan when the woman jumped out of the vehicle and started running, police said. The man pulled out a handgun and shot himself in the head, police said. A man and woman are dead after an apparent murder-suicide on the skyway. Their identities have not been released.

Author: 0 US spy satellites detect activity at North Korean nuclear test site

USA officials urged China to work with the United States and others to crack down on illicit North Korean activities that help fund the leadership in Pyongyang, and to prevent their companies from doing business with sanctioned North Korean entities, Tillerson said.The United States has made clear it would like to see an oil embargo and bans on the North Korean airline and guest workers among other moves, steps diplomats say have been resisted by China and Russia.Trump has had high hopes for ...

Author: 0 GOP senators complain on eve of health care bill unveiling

Senate Republicans plan to reveal text of their draft health care bill on Thursday, Reuters reports . The host noted that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) "kind of blew it off", but pressed King about talking about the bill in session.

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