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Food aid dwindling in world's fastest-growing refugee crisis Food aid dwindling in world's fastest-growing refugee crisis
- June 24, 2017

The European pledge is to "help Uganda deal with this unprecedented situation and support the most vulnerable refugees", said aid commissioner Christos Stylianides, who visited the Imvepi settlement in the remote north of the country with United Nations refugee chief Filippo Grandi . (more...)
Why Meira Kumar Is Important
- June 24, 2017

NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday filed his nomination papers in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a battery of NDA chief ministers and party leaders. Talking about the unity among opposition parties that came together to unanimously propose her name for the presidential election , she said, "This unity represents the coming together of the forces which have strong ideological base". (more...)
Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'
- June 24, 2017

U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act Thursday, and local health care experts say it would deal a major blow to health care access across socioeconomic lines. Drastically cut funding to Medicaid , a critical source of coverage for one half of children and one third of adults living with CF. That's where, when we have to absorb risk when people get sick, it should come out of their profit. (more...)
Bernie Sanders: Thousands Of Americans Will Die Because Of 'Barbaric' Trumpcare Plan
- June 24, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has had it with Republican senators keeping their Democratic colleagues from even seeing their revisions to the heavily contested American Health Care Act, legislation even President Trump admitted was " mean " just last week. (more...)
800 households evacuated in London among fire concerns
- June 24, 2017

Upon hearing from residents the we immediately instructed a joint fire inspection with the London Fire Brigade. She added: 'Together we decided that the Taplow block needs to be temporarily decanted while we undertake urgent fire safety works so that residents can be fully assured of their safety. (more...)
Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missiles
- June 24, 2017

Demonstrators burned Israeli and American flags while others posed for selfies in front of yellow-painted missiles - including the Zolfaghar, the type Iran fired this week at alleged Islamic State targets in Syria . In a speech to the crowd in the capital, parliament speaker Ali Larijani called Israel the "mother of terrorism". Iran says it's an occasion to express support for the Palestinians and emphasize the importance of Jerusalem for Muslims. (more...)
Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat
- June 23, 2017

The incident also happened just a day after the Russian Defense Ministry rebuked the US for shooting down a Syrian jet and threatened future USA planes that came in their territory. The possibility of a direct Russian-American confrontation in Syria intensified after the US shot down the warplane affiliated with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad on Sunday. (more...)
Virginia man charged with giving secret documents to China Virginia man charged with giving secret documents to China
- June 23, 2017

A United States army veteran could face the death penalty after he was charged with transmitting top-secret documents to Chinese agents. Kevin Mallory , 60, from Leesburg, Virginia , was taken into custody by federal authorities Thursday and appeared in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, to face charges. (more...)
Police make new arrest in London Bridge attack probe Police make new arrest in London Bridge attack probe
- June 23, 2017

She said longtime Londoners value the global nature of the British capital. Police are holding six other men in the assault on the London Bridge area that claimed eight lives. Scotland Yard has made a new arrest of a 19-year-old man in relation to its ongoing investigation into the London Bridge terrorist attack , bringing the total number of persons in custody to seven. (more...)
UK PM May will face leadership challenge if she softens Brexit
- June 23, 2017

Conservative Party sources say May wants to show her government is up and running but her loss of authority in last week's election will make it harder to handle a hectic agenda - Brexit talks with the European Union, tackling a slowing economy, a political crisis in Ireland, and a devastating fire in London. (more...)
Controversial dog meat festival celebrated despite ban rumors — China Focus Controversial dog meat festival celebrated despite ban rumors — China Focus
- June 23, 2017

But multiple carcasses rested on some stalls at the main Nanqiao market, with stiff pointy tails, leathery yellow skin, eyes shut and bared teeth as if in a final growl. Dog and cat meat consumption is legal in China. "They have expressed their opposition to the local dog meat industry and cruelty in their own ways". (more...)
North Korea tests suspected ICBM rocket engine
- June 23, 2017

The United States assessed the Thursday test could be for the smallest stage of an ICBM rocket engine, according to Reuters, which cited an unnamed USA official. Following the talks, the pair told reporters they pushed China on doing more about North Korea. "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi and China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out". (more...)
MSCI adds China-listed stocks to index in long awaited move MSCI adds China-listed stocks to index in long awaited move
- June 23, 2017

According to MSCI , investors expressed concerns the recently implemented market accessibility improvements, including the removal of capital controls and FX restrictions, needed to remain in place for a longer time period to be deemed irreversible. (more...)
Farmers protesting land acquisition set vehicles ablaze, 4 cops hurt Farmers protesting land acquisition set vehicles ablaze, 4 cops hurt
- June 23, 2017

However, now the BJP government has another matter to be faced as many farmers near Thane-Badlapur are protesting as their lands are captured. Twelve policemen, including an assistant commissioner of police, were injured in the protests. However, the land was transferred back to the original land owners after 1947. "The government is working on finding a solution to it", said Shinde. (more...)
Seeking loan waiver has become a fashion these days: Urban Development Minister Seeking loan waiver has become a fashion these days: Urban Development Minister
- June 23, 2017

Naidu's remarks came a day after the Karnataka government announced waivign of cooperative bank loans of farmers amid growing farm unrest in the country. "We have to take care for these measures". "You don't see a fashion in it when you waive loans of the rich". "Most importantly we should create adequate infrastructure and facilities like godowns, cold storage, refrigerator vans, among others". (more...)
Australia resumes air operations over Syria Australia resumes air operations over Syria
- June 23, 2017

A US-led coalition fighter jet has shot down a Syrian military plane in Raqqa province, the U.S. has confirmed. "As the Islamic State's territory in Syria shrinks, the U.S.is increasingly being put in direct contact with Syria and its allies", said Bill Roggio, editor of the Long War Journal. (more...)
House GOP health-care bill faces broad opposition
- June 23, 2017

It faces uniform Democratic opposition. And at least a half-dozen Republicans - both conservatives and moderates - have complained about it. McConnell's decision to keep the details tightly under wraps until Thursday was intentional and aimed at winning over his colleagues out of the public spotlight, but the secretive process has infuriated Democrats - and aggravated plenty of Republicans, too. (more...)
Palestinian killed upon stabbing attack at Israeli soldiers
- June 23, 2017

White House officials played down expectations of a dramatic breakthrough during the visit , the New York Times reported . In an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency past year, he said he had not had any contacts with Palestinians since his time at the yeshiva, when he came into contact with laborers. (more...)
Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military
- June 23, 2017

MIAMI (AP) - Pressing "pause" on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the us and Cuba back on a path toward open hostility Friday with a blistering denunciation of the island's communist government. Rhodes isn't the only Obama administration veteran who seems to be experiencing personal pain as Trump strips away portions of the 44th president's legacy - on immigration, trade, the environment and, perhaps, health care. (more...)
New York governor pardons 9/11 recovery worker facing deportation New York governor pardons 9/11 recovery worker facing deportation
- June 23, 2017

Cardona entered the USA illegally in 1986 from Santiago de Cali, Colombia . Cardona has been in detention since February 28, days after Trump issued an order prioritizing the removal of undocumented immigrants convicted of crimes. Cardona with his wife and daughter, but also send a message about the values of fairness and equality that NY was founded upon", Cuomo said. Cardona worked as a recovery worker after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. (more...)