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Global Media Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal
Author: 0 Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal

While looking for tweaks that can satisfy the conservatives, Senate GOP leaders are also arguing that any Republican who fails to vote for the leadership bill will be responsible for leaving Obamacare standing. Hours earlier Tuesday, second-ranking Republican John Cornyn insisted to reporters that "we're gonna vote, we're gonna pass it" this week. It achieves lower premiums after 2020 than Obamacare.

Global Media Brexit talks start with first United Kingdom concession
Author: 0 Brexit talks start with first United Kingdom concession

Britain now appears to have given in on the EU's insistence that the negotiations first focus on three key divorce issues, before moving on to the future EU-UK relationship and a possible trade deal. He and others have also raised the possibility that Britain could remain in the EU. The other two baskets - Britain's financial settlement (the so-called "exit bill") and the Irish border question - will nearly certainly be more complicated to agree on.

Author: 0 Lancashire building checks to finish this week

The family of a "kind, generous" five-year-old boy killed in the Grenfell Tower blaze have paid tribute to their "beloved son". The British authorities have said the use of the panels at Grenfell Tower was in breach of the country's building regulations.

Global Media Qatar can't meet Saudi demands: Tillerson
Author: 0 Qatar can't meet Saudi demands: Tillerson

To stop boycotting Qatar , they have also issued 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television, curbing relations with Iran , shutting a Turkish military base and paying reparations. He called on Qatar and the other Arab countries to "sit together" to work through the list. "Some of them will be hard for Qatar to incorporate and to try to adhere to", she said.

Author: 0 US Senate Republicans Struggle to Keep Health Overhaul Alive, Postpone Vote

Still, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters, "I would not bet against Mitch McConnell ". Senator John Cornyn said previously , "I expect to have the votes to get this done and yes we will vote this week". It also violates New York's state's rights, he said, by targeting a New York-specific Medicaid provision. Some 22 million Americans could lose their health insurance over the next decade under a Senate bill to replace Obamacare, a congressional report says.

Author: 0 High profile journalists resign over Trump investigation

CNN apologized to Scaramucci. Meantime, a conservative provocateur posted a video Tuesday of a man identified as a CNN producer commenting on his network's coverage of President Donald Trump and connections to Russian Federation.

Author: 0 PM Modi leaves for Netherlands after concluding USA trip

After Modi alighted, he shook hands with both of them - and even shared a joke on which the two leaders laughed. Modi said he was looking forward to meeting the King and the Queen of the Netherlands. Apple also expected its Indian operations to be run completely from renewable energy within the next six months. Trump accepted Modi's invitation to visit India, the White House said in a statement, but no time frame was given for the trip.

Global Media Bahrain accuses Qatar of military escalation in Gulf row
Author: 0 Bahrain accuses Qatar of military escalation in Gulf row

President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dismissed calls for Turkey to close a military base in Qatar and said a wider list of demands issued by four Arab states was an unlawful intervention against the Gulf emirate's sovereignty. Bahrain is home to the US Navy's Fifth Fleet. Kuwait is the official arbitrator for seeking a settlement, but a U.S. role will be crucial in what is taking the form of "proximity talks", said Hussein Ibish, a scholar on Gulf affairs at the Arab Gulf States Institute in ...

Author: 0 Iraqi military says it has captured Mosul neighborhood from Islamic State

A destroyed al-Hadba minaret at Grand al-Nuri Mosque (L) is seen in Mosul, Iraq June 27, 2017. 'As our heroic forces are closer to declaring final victory over the Daesh ( Islamic State ) gangs, I offer my most honest congratulations for Eid al-Fitr, ' Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a statement.

Global Media US envoy: China should allow Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo treatment abroad
Author: 0 US envoy: China should allow Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo treatment abroad

The meat was shipped by Greater Omaha Packing, the South Omaha meatpacker that said it was the first to ship US beef to China after officials sealed a long-sought trade deal earlier this month. On North Korea, Trump "feels like he gave China a chance to make a difference" but has not seen enough results, the official said. During a May confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Branstad expressed disappointment on the slow pace of political reforms in China since he ...

Global Media Why Is the White House Threatening Syria Over Chemical Weapons?
Author: 0 Why Is the White House Threatening Syria Over Chemical Weapons?

Their call came a day after Washington claimed that Syrian army may be preparing a chemical weapons attack and warned that the government would pay a "heavy price if it went ahead with such an assault". But another chemical attack would take the conflict to a new level. After the April attack, Trump accused Assad's government of going "beyond a red line" and approved what US officials called a "one-off" strike to deter future chemical attacks.

Global Media Britney Spears hits back at accusations she lip-syncs
Author: 0 Britney Spears hits back at accusations she lip-syncs

Britney Spears has revealed anxiety led her to her breakdown in 2007 as she admits she always felt like "everyone was testing her" from a young age and felt "overwhelmed" by the smallest of things. The pressure knocked the inner "tomboy out" of her. The Toxic singer hit the headlines a decade ago after she shaved off her hair, lashed out at photographers with an umbrella and locked herself and her kids in a bathroom in a desperate attempt to stop them from being returned to their dad, ...

Author: 0 FIFA Confederation Cup: Cameroon Coach 'not surprised' by loss to Germany

Mexico await Germany in the last four after Kerem Demirbay's debut strike and a double from Timo Werner , with Vincent Aboubakar on target for Cameroon. All four teams put up brilliant performances during the group stages of the competition and will look to do even better in the semi-finals, in order to have a shot at playing the finals and even winning it.

Author: 0 JK policemen asked to avoid Eid prayers in public places

Two people were arrested on Friday evening. "We have already constituted a SIT which is investigating the case", Deputy Inspector General of Police (central Kashmir ), Ghulam Hassan Bhat told Rising Kashmir . The state's Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti praised the police force for their "restraint" in the face of recent pressures, adding, "The day they run out of patience it will be a hard situation".

Global Media Senior GOP senator seeks 'path' for resolving Qatar crisis
Author: 0 Senior GOP senator seeks 'path' for resolving Qatar crisis

It does not appear Corker's move will impact USA arms sales to Egypt, despite Egypt being heavily involved in the blockade effort. The Qatari emir, for his part, extended his congratulations on Eid al-Fitr, and said , " Qatar has open arms for interaction and cooperation".

Global Media Brazil's Temer makes impassioned defence against corruption charge
Author: 0 Brazil's Temer makes impassioned defence against corruption charge

Brazilian president Michel Temer rode to power past year by helping get his ex-ally Dilma Rousseff impeached , but now he could be forced from office himself. Janot is also probing Temer for alleged obstruction of justice and membership of a criminal group. His trip last week to Russian Federation and Norway ended up underscoring the president's problems and Brazil's diminished stature overseas, thanks to a steady stream of corruption scandals the last three years.

Author: 0 Trump urges India's Modi to fix deficit, but stresses strong ties

Trump thanked India for joining the USA in applying new sanctions against the North Korean regime. He said the United States administration has declared Syed Salahuddin of Hizbul Mujahideen as a "global terrorist", reflecting Indias concerns in the matter.

Global Media Overturned Oil Tanker Explodes in Pakistan, Killing 120
Author: 0 Overturned Oil Tanker Explodes in Pakistan, Killing 120

Seeing fuel spilling onto the road, villagers in the area, some riding motorcycles, rushed to the site with buckets and containers, said Raja Riffat, the Bahawalpur police chief. Authorities say more than 100 people were injured in the explosion outside the town of Bahawalpur and many of them are in critical condition. It was not clear what triggered the fireball but on Sunday, a spokesman for rescue services said someone was believed to have lit a cigarette.

Global Media Pharma giant Merck hit in growing ransomware attack
Author: 0 Pharma giant Merck hit in growing ransomware attack

Pharmaceutical giant Merck (MRK) became the first major USA company impacted by the ransomware , annoucing mid-day Tuesday its "computer network was compromised" as part of the global hack. Any requests for help from DHS, McConnell says, are confidential. Microsoft said it is investigating the matter. Ukrainian companies and government agencies seem to have been hit particularly hard.

Global Media Ultra-Orthodox lawmaker: Reform Jews don't believe in Temple
Author: 0 Ultra-Orthodox lawmaker: Reform Jews don't believe in Temple

We have shouted in outrage at Arab statements and United Nations agency resolutions denying the historical Jewish connection to Jerusalem and its holy sites - a connection demonstrated by the Western Wall itself, a Jewish construction erected more than 2,000 years ago to support an expansion of the Temple Mount.

Author: 0 Sens. Susan Collins, Rand Paul express doubts about Senate health care bill

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell wants a vote on the bill this week, before senators head home for the July Fourth recess. McConnell needs at least 50 of his caucus' 52 Republicans to support the bill for it to pass , and any policy shift to appease the conservative holdouts could cause more moderate GOP lawmakers to balk.

Author: 0 Trump Calls For Removal Of Barriers For US Exports To India

Britain's Daily Express proclaimed, "Hand in Hand United We Stand". In their joint statement, Modi and U.S. president Donald Trump on Tuesday struck a common note on terrorism, vowing to strengthen efforts to fight the scourge and eliminate safe havens for terrorists.

Author: 0 'Most Hated Man in America' Goes on Trial

Shkreli, 34, is accused of illegally taking stock from Retrophin , a biotech company he founded, and using it to pay off investors in a hedge fund he managed after the fund tanked. In April, a judge ruled that Shkreli could be tried separately from his former attorney, who has also been charged in the case. One by one, potential jurors huddled with the judge and the lawyers, WCBS 880's Peter Haskell reported .

Author: 0 First Minister calls DUP deal "unacceptable bung"

The Prime Minister has made a sustained effort to woo the 10-strong bloc of DUP MPs ahead of crunch votes this week on the legislative package set out in the Queen's Speech. And May's position is extremely weak, both in her party, which was shocked by her failure, and in the country. But some Conservatives have raised concerns about linking up with the unionist party because of its opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion.

Global Media Trump invites Ireland's new leader to WH for St
Author: 0 Trump invites Ireland's new leader to WH for St

Mr. Trump was interested in discussing the peace process and the border post-Brexit, the taoiseach's spokesperson said. However, when it came to Mr Trump's potential visit, he "actually" demonstrated he understands the responsibilities, and limitations, of high office.

Global Media Couple blocked from adopting 'due to cultural heritage'
Author: 0 Couple blocked from adopting 'due to cultural heritage'

London [U.K.], June 27: British Sikh couple Sandeep and Reena Mander have filed a legal case claiming they were advised by an adoption agency not to apply due to their "cultural heritage". "What we did not expect was a refusal for us to even apply for adoption, not because of our incapability to adopt, but because our cultural heritage was defined as "Indian/Pakistani", he said.

Author: 0 Supreme Court ruling gives Douglas County school voucher program new life

The significance of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer is not the Supreme Court's 7-2 consensus that the church's involvement in a tax-funded playground safety program was a matter of "secular intent"; clearly it was. The question presented is as follows: "Does a generally-available and religiously neutral student aid program violate the Religion Clause or the Equal Protection Clause ...

Author: 0 Trump attacks media in flurry of early morning tweets

The story did not air on the network. The CNN story was about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between a Trump associate and the head of a Russian investment fund. As Executive Editor of that team, I have resigned . In a statement to CNN's Reliable Sources , Mr Haris noted that he had been with CNN since 2001 "and am sure about one thing: This is a news organisation that prizes accuracy and fairness above all else.

Global Media FT: Trump Gov't May Put Seoul at Risk to Protect US
Author: 0 FT: Trump Gov't May Put Seoul at Risk to Protect US

He was speaking after South Korea's sports minister Do Jong-Hwan was quoted as saying some skiing events for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics could be held in North Korea , although officials insist he was misunderstood. But past efforts to form a unified Olympic team have all faltered over politically delicate details such as whether a joint team should have an equal number of players from each side, which side should choose the head coach and where the team would train.

Author: 0 Team NZ reveal how close they were to disaster

Starting the day on match point, the Kiwis secured the “Auld Mug” in the first race of the day, coming from behind to win and clinch the series 7-1. An emotional Spithill, who was gunning for his third America's Cup after wins with Team USA in 2010 and 2013, paid tribute to the Kiwi effort.

Global Media Few answers on travel ban as launch deadline looms
Author: 0 Few answers on travel ban as launch deadline looms

The Supreme Court ruled Trump could only ban people from those six majority-Muslim countries if they "lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States ". The decision is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his presidency so far. "We are trying to look for ways to come up with a framework that everyone can live with going forward", Chin said.

Global Media Trump adviser says travel ban decision 'slap in face' to opponents
Author: 0 Trump adviser says travel ban decision 'slap in face' to opponents

In the meantime, the court announced June 26, that some "foreign nationals" will be barred from entering the country, but decisions will be made depending on the applicant's previous relationships with a person or institution in the U.S. What did the court decide about Trump's travel ban? The Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban leaves the effort to keep some foreigners out of the country in a murky middle ground riddled with ...

Global Media Modi mesmerizes Indian diaspora yet again
Author: 0 Modi mesmerizes Indian diaspora yet again

Prime Minister Modi and Trump , who met on Monday at the White House to discuss the bilateral relations between the two nations, further asked Islamabad to expeditiously bring to justice the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai blasts, and other cross-border attacks.

Global Media Putin Accuses US Of Meddling Abroad, Hopes For Better Russia Ties
Author: 0 Putin Accuses US Of Meddling Abroad, Hopes For Better Russia Ties

At his annual " Direct Line " question and answer session broadcast live on television, Russian President Vladimir Putin stopped short of announcing he will run for the presidency in elections scheduled for March. As for Comey's investigation into Russian interference in the presidential elections, Putin said that Comey provided no evidence. "But this is not any sort of underground, subversive activity", Putin said.

Global Media US Asks China To Do More To Rein In North Korea
Author: 0 US Asks China To Do More To Rein In North Korea

The Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA ) a state-run news agency, said that Otto Warmbier was a criminal and a threat to #North Korea . Sen. Tourism to North Korea "helps to fund one of the most brutal and despotic regimes in the world", Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Tuesday in a statement to USA Today .

Global Media US drugmaker Merck also affected by cyberattack
Author: 0 US drugmaker Merck also affected by cyberattack

Officials said the Kenilworth-based company was investigating the incident but provided no further details. Security vendors Bitdefender Labs and Kaspersky Labs say the NSA exploit, known as EternalBlue, is allowing the malware to spread inside an organization's network.

Global Media NSA Software Behind Latest Global Ransomware Attack
Author: 0 NSA Software Behind Latest Global Ransomware Attack

A Reuters reporter who visited the airport late on Tuesday said flights were operating as normal. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko said the government's computer network had gone down and the central bank said a operation at a number of banks and companies, including the state power distributor, had been disrupted by the attack."As a result of these cyber attacks these banks are having difficulties with client services and carrying out banking operations", the central bank ...

Global Media China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole
Author: 0 China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole

The activist has late stage liver cancer and as his condition worsened, his lawyer applied for medical parole. Chinese democracy advocate Liu Xiaobo, victor of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize , has been released from prison for cancer treatment, Hong Kong media reported Monday.

Global Media Seat unveils the Arona SUV
Author: 0 Seat unveils the Arona SUV

It's called the Arona, and we're assured it's very interesting indeed. The new crossover will receive its public debut at the Frankfurt motor show . And now we have another - the SEAT Arona. No surprises on the powertrain front though - the gasoline side is represented by the turbocharged three-cylinder 1.0-liter TSI with 95 hp & 115 hp mated to a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG.

Author: 0 May orders investigation into cladding on United Kingdom high-rises

The Department of Housing is considering action to ensure fire safety standards are being met in non-residential buildings that are privately owned. Local authorities will also be tasked with updating their emergency plans for large-scale evacuations and contingency responses to events like a tower fire.

Author: 0 Senate Delays Health Care Vote Due to Lack of Support

There are 52 Republican senators, and he needs 50 "yes" votes to move the bill through the Senate. Johnson accused the GOP leadership of trying to " jam " the legislation through without proper debate. The Senate's bill would also dramatically undercut federal funding for Medicaid and financial assistance for low- and middle-income people, all facts Collins said wouldn't "fix ACA problems for rural ME", referring to the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act .

Global Media 'Petya' ransomware attack goes global, targets Merck in US
Author: 0 'Petya' ransomware attack goes global, targets Merck in US

DLA Piper's woes came the same day a massive hack hit computer systems overseas, spreading from Russian Federation to the United States, report the New York Times and the Associated Press . While here in the United Kingdom the advertising agency WPP said its systems were among those affected. The nuclear power plant was the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster in 1986 when a reactor exploded.

Global Media What is Petrwrap virus behind cyberattack?
Author: 0 What is Petrwrap virus behind cyberattack?

While several researchers identified the virus as a derivative of the " Petya " ransomware, Kaspersky Lab, which congressional sources told ABC News is itself under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny, disputed that assessment, concluding that the virus was "a new ransomware that has not been seen before" and dubbing it "NotPetya".

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