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Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1: Team Scalise Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1: Team Scalise
- June 21, 2017

WASHINGTON - Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise was upgraded from "critical" to "serious condition" Saturday and continued to show signs of improvement after he was wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice outside Washington. Republicans and Democrats have shown they can engage in a spirited rivalry without rancor - at least on the ballfield. Baseball cards handed out as fans entered the park identified the players' partisan voting percentages. (more...)
A look at Syria's conflict, as mutual enemies close in on ISIS
- June 21, 2017

The U.S. military has confirmed it killed a top Islamic State cleric in an airstrike. Analysts say his death will likely cast a shadow on relations between the US and North Korea and compound efforts by South Korea's new liberal president, Moon Jae-in, to improve ties with the North. (more...)
Philando Castile shooting: 18 arrested as thousands protest verdict
- June 21, 2017

Paul suburb of Falcon Heights. The demonstrations were overall peaceful; the Minnesota State Patrol arrested protesters after they did not comply with orders to disperse. These were his last words. Diamond said that she is "extremely disappointed" in the verdict. "I had no other choice". She said the verdict shows "the system continues to fail black people". (more...)
Portugal: Wildfire Death Toll Rises To 62 Portugal: Wildfire Death Toll Rises To 62
- June 21, 2017

Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed tens of people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over roads Saturday evening. The fires broke out Saturday in Pedrogao Grande , some 150 km northeast of Lisbon , and quickly spread to the towns of Figueird dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera in the district of Leiria. (more...)
Queen praises a country 'resolute in the face of adversity' Queen praises a country 'resolute in the face of adversity'
- June 21, 2017

Prime minister Theresa May did not visit the wreckage until Friday (local time) and had to leave nearly immediately as angry protesters hurled abuse at her. Is it nice to see the royals taking the time to connect with victims? The British government has announced a 5 million-pound ($6.3 million) emergency fund for the victims. (more...)
Iraqi army encircles Mosul's Old City amid fierce IS resistance
- June 21, 2017

He said: We have many obstacles - the nature of the land, the nature of the construction, the roads and the civilian population - all of which make us slow down our work. The UN children's agency, UNICEF, said Tuesday that tens of thousands of children were among the civilians trapped in the Old City, and that those who managed to flee were traumatised. (more...)
Policewoman Killed in Terror Attack at Jerusalem's Old City
- June 21, 2017

Al-Ayyam said the U.S. envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, is expected in the region before the end of this month to continue peace efforts. Israeli security forces raid the West Bank village of Deir Abu Mash'al near Ramallah, Saturday, June 17, 2017. (more...)
Rumour: Dani Alves 'agrees' Man City move Rumour: Dani Alves 'agrees' Man City move
- June 21, 2017

Alves's agent had a meeting with Juventus on Monday and made the club aware of his client's desire to move on. Chelsea are battling City in the race for the Brazilian right-back, but Alves wants to reunite with Pep Guardiola and will be able to realize his dream of playing in the Premier League with his friend and coach from Barcelona . (more...)
Qatar isolation could last for years: Gargash
- June 21, 2017

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani made the remarks in a press conference in capital Doha on Monday, saying "Qatar is under blockade, there is no negotiation". " We do not want to escalate, we want to isolate ", state minister for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash told journalists in Paris . "It remains business as usual, and we intend to keep it that way", its CEO Yousef al-Jaida said. (more...)
Second victim of Grenfell Tower blaze confirmed as Khadija Saye Second victim of Grenfell Tower blaze confirmed as Khadija Saye
- June 21, 2017

Bailey, the co-curator of the Diaspora Pavilion , which is showing pieces by 12 British-based emerging artists, as well as their mentors, through November 26. Labour MP David Lammy confirmed her death, writing on Twitter : "May you rest in peace Khadija Saye ". In a letter to Commissioner Cressida Dick, Mr Lammy wrote: 'My friend who lost her life was a talented artist, but she was a young, black woman making her way in this country and she absolutely had no power, or locus, or agency. (more...)
1 in 2 Canadians will get cancer 1 in 2 Canadians will get cancer
- June 21, 2017

Cancer survivor Sarah Metcalfe is shown in her exercise studio in Ottawa on June 19. News today from the Canadian Cancer Society that 1 in 2 of us will develop cancer is alarming. For other cancers, such as pancreatic, there is an urgent need for more research investment. Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all the major cancers, at only 8 per cent. (more...)
France's Macron to reshuffle govt after huge parliament win
- June 21, 2017

As tradition dictates following parliamentary polls, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe tendered the resignation of the entire cabinet. In the space of fourteen months Macron has pulled off arguably the most extraordinary political result in modern times, becoming president at the age of 39 and winning a comprehensive parliamentary majority with a party composed of political novices. (more...)
Confederations Cup Report: Portugal 2 - 2 Mexico
- June 21, 2017

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo: "It was not the result we wanted, the team had nearly won and we suffered in the last minutes, but this is football". His 30-metre strike bounced off the bar and Nani hammered the ball home but the referees disallowed the effort for an offside infringement earlier in the move. (more...)
Alexandria gunman carried list of names of members of Congress Alexandria gunman carried list of names of members of Congress
- June 21, 2017

Scalise was shot in the hip and several others were wounded when Hodgkinson sprayed dozens of bullets onto a baseball field at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va. "But he never really implied one way or the other that he was pro-Democrat, anti-GOP Republican or anything like that". Brennwald thought it was odd he never saw Hodgkinson exercise or wear workout clothes and considered asking a staffer about him but never did, he said. (more...)
Proposed DUP deal would not undermine Good Friday Agreement, insists May
- June 21, 2017

May said the British Government was "steadfast in our support for the Belfast Agreement", but Varadkar said he was there to "relay concerns" about what could happen to the deal which brought peace to the island. The intervention comes after Brexit Secretary David Davis was seen to have been dealt a blow in the opening day of withdrawal negotiations with the European Union , after it was agreed trade deal talks would not begin until October at the earliest. (more...)
Sarfraz hopes Champions Trophy triumph ends Pakistan exile
- June 21, 2017

The shock triumph sparked scenes of jubilation among the Pakistan contingent in the capacity crowd in sun-baked south London , prompting a serenade from vehicle horns outside. They need victories like these. "So you can only do so much, as I said, as a bowler and as a captain when that is happening, Kohli did sound a tad helpless trying to explain Zamans performance". (more...)
US Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin redistricting case US Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin redistricting case
- June 21, 2017

The Supreme Court announced Monday morning it will take up the most important gerrymandering case in more than a decade. By a vote of 5-4, the court also granted Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel's application for a stay in the redistricting case, Gill v. (more...)
Portugal tries to contain fatal fires, probes plane crash
- June 21, 2017

Mr Costa asked the national civil protection agency, the weather institute and police for a report on what went wrong, and also asked why a road, where many people died in their cars, had not been closed off. Both experts say local people need instructions on how to react when a wildfire is approaching so they don't act rashly. He said a key measure would be the creation of "fire-resilient communities" who receive instructions on what to do when faced with a wildfire and don't act rashly. (more...)
Venezuela chief prosecutor to face charges as crisis deepens Venezuela chief prosecutor to face charges as crisis deepens
- June 21, 2017

Mr Reverol also condemned "the violence and the calls for an uprising made by the Venezuelan opposition". It seems that the government of President Nicolas Maduro , increasingly isolated and under criticism, sees the OAS as one of the last forums where it can get a hearing, no matter how skeptical, for its point of view. (more...)
More Than 3000 Killed In Violence In Central Congo More Than 3000 Killed In Violence In Central Congo
- June 21, 2017

And he added: "Refugees from multiple villages in the Kamonya territory indicated that the Bana Mura have in the past two months shot dead, hacked or burned to death, and mutilated, hundreds of villagers, as well as destroying entire villages". (more...)