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Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militant Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militant
- June 24, 2017

He said the attack was meant to create a noise in order to get the attention of the military that they remain to be a "force to reckon with". "And just like our effort against the Maute group , we will sustain our operations against the BIFF until they have been decimated", he added. (more...)
Trump and Republicans don't want Nancy Pelosi to go Trump and Republicans don't want Nancy Pelosi to go
- June 24, 2017

Steny Hoyer of Maryland, told reporters "I understand that she is intending to stay" and added "I don't think anybody is going to impeach her". A Handel ad portrayed Ossoff - who ran on a decidedly moderate message - as a San Francisco-style liberal aligned with " Nancy Pelosi and outsiders who just don't share our priorities". (more...)
Israelis mark Yoga Day on 1500 mats depicting the future Israelis mark Yoga Day on 1500 mats depicting the future
- June 24, 2017

Sadhvi Bhagawati Sarawasti, who was also present at the event, beautifully defined Yoga and its significance. In Lucknow , PM Modi - a renowned yoga enthusiast himself - braved intermittent showers and performed an array of asanas with Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath , besides many others. (more...)
Kushner meeting with Abbas was tense and unsuccessful Kushner meeting with Abbas was tense and unsuccessful
- June 24, 2017

On Wednesday, Kushner visited the family of a female Israel police officer who was killed by Palestinian assailants last weekend in Jerusalem. "The American delegation accepted Israel's position with regard to paying salaries to prisoners", a Palestinian source told Ynet , "and described it as a means of inciting terror, demanding it be stopped". (more...)
Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many
- June 24, 2017

On Thursday, Pelosi fielded several questions at her weekly briefing about calls by some in her party for her to step down after the recent losses. Such comments about Pelosi were highlighted by Republicans on Thursday in an attempt to illustrate a divided Democratic caucus. (more...)
GOP's challenge: Finding votes for Senate health care bill GOP's challenge: Finding votes for Senate health care bill
- June 24, 2017

In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill. No, it doesn't. The devil is not in the details , it's in the big picture. The Affordable Care Act offered help paying premiums to people earning between 100 to 400 percent of the poverty line, under the assumption that those under the poverty line would be covered by Medicaid. (more...)
What next after China's MSCI inclusion? What next after China's MSCI inclusion?
- June 24, 2017

The bulk of the shares will be financial and industrial companies, many state-owned. "The anticipated widening market fluctuation of the Korean stock market, triggered by the MSCI's decision, will draw more attention of buyers thanks to lower prices, as the robust ground is likely to continue", Ko wrote Wednesday. (more...)
A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case
- June 24, 2017

Attorneys for Brendan Dassey say they are working to get their client released from prison following a bombshell court ruling affirming that Dassey's confession to the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach was coerced by Manitowoc County, Wis. August 12, 2016: A judge throws out Dassey's conviction, ruling that investigators coerced a confession using deceptive tactics. He added, "We continue to send our condolences to the Halbach family as they have to suffer through another attempt by Mr. (more...)
Qatar emir congratulates Saudi crown prince
- June 24, 2017

Mohammed bin Salman , now the heir to the Saudi throne, is the 31-year-old son of King Salman . The king's decision to remove the previous crown prince , Mohammed bin Nayef , 57, capped more than two years of changes that have erased decades of royal custom and reordered the power structure inside the kingdom, a close U.S. (more...)
New details of Russian Federation election hacking raise questions about Obama's response New details of Russian Federation election hacking raise questions about Obama's response
- June 24, 2017

Another measure, the planting of cyberweapons in Russia's infrastructure, was still in the planning stages when Obama left office. According to the Post account, over the next five months the administration debated numerous ways to respond, ranging from cyberattacks on Russian infrastructure to the publication of material gathered by Central Intelligence Agency that might embarrass Putin to potentially crippling sanctions. (more...)
Trump wants Jets owner, former Dodgers co-owner as US envoys Trump wants Jets owner, former Dodgers co-owner as US envoys
- June 24, 2017

Mr Johnson, 70, helped raise money for Mr Trump's presidential campaign and donated funds to help pay for his inauguration. US President Donald Trump has announced he will formally nominate National Football League tycoon Woody Johnson to be US ambassador to the UK. (more...)
After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List
- June 24, 2017

The Trump administration is removing Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears , after they spent more than four decades on the threatened list . The bears also have a very low birthrate. States with jurisdiction over the bears intend to allow limited hunting outside the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park. (more...)
Military Areas of Control in the Waning Days of Islamic State
- June 24, 2017

This is not the first time the US -led coalition shut down a regime drone. Handel, 55, will become the first Republican woman to represent Georgia in the U.S. The Russian military department also ceased to cooperate with the United States in the framework of the memorandum on the prevention of incidents in the sky over Syria . (more...)
Death toll rises to 29 in Afghanistan bombing
- June 24, 2017

The official said almost 60 others were wounded in the attack near the New Kabul Bank branch in Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand province. A local official, who requested anonymity, told EFE that many members of the security forces were at the branch to withdraw their salaries ahead of the forthcoming celebrations to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (more...)
Trump's bright idea: a solar wall at the US-Mexico border
- June 24, 2017

Mexico quickly countered, saying Trump's claim is wrong. "And that's good. Right?" said the president, whose initial pledge to make Mexico pay for the wall has met with stiff resistance from America's southern neighbour. Trump had said in January that he will seek to pay for the wall by imposing a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico and as part of a larger comprehensive tax reform plan. (more...)
Spicer Hasn't Asked Trump If Russians Meddled in 2016 Campaign Spicer Hasn't Asked Trump If Russians Meddled in 2016 Campaign
- June 24, 2017

CNN's Jim Acosta chided the administration and Spicer himself for that decision, and accused the White House of "stonewalling" on answers to questions. "I'm right here, so you can keep taking your selfies", Spicer said when asked if he was leaving the position of press secretary. The final report followed the USA intelligence community's initial statement in October 2016 that claimed senior Russian officials directed the hacking of Democratic Party organizations during the 2016 ... (more...)
Trump says he's told 'a straight story' on Comey Trump says he's told 'a straight story' on Comey
- June 24, 2017

Comey later testified that Trump asked him for loyalty - which an Federal Bureau of Investigation chief does not owe a president - and made a statement that he interpreted as a request to "drop" a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. (more...)
Sears closes another 20 stores Sears closes another 20 stores
- June 24, 2017

That's a total of 260 stores closing this year alone; leaving 1,100 remaining locations. Sears Holdings Corp . is closing 20 more stores, including a Sears in Chicago's Galewood neighborhood, in mid-September. While numerous bankruptcies have been by small mom-and-pop retailers with one or two locations, plenty of major national retailers have also filed for bankruptcy. (more...)
Oscar Health shares expansion plans for five states in 2018
- June 24, 2017

The company will also return to the New Jersey market that it earlier dropped. "Today, we have filed for approval to form a new New Jersey insurance company through which we hope to offer New Jerseyans located in 14 counties a competitive, quality product in 2018 for both Oscar for Business, our employer plans, and our individual products on and off the exchanges. (more...)
North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier
- June 24, 2017

Yet, there's a qualifier that keeps creeping into the USA press coverage of this story, a touch of ersatz journalistic due diligence, which suggests that too many American reporters have yet to grasp the full extent of North Korea's totalitarian horrors. (more...)