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Queen's Speech: Corbyn attacks 'Government without majority'

The Queen announced that the Great Repeal Bill would be introduced to convert all European Union laws into United Kingdom law, allowing the country to decide at a later date which to keep and which to scrap. Key domestic policies from the Tory election manifesto were either dropped or scaled back, with few major non-Brexit laws being proposed. Meanwhile, there was no mention of the promised free vote on fox hunting. Read More »

China's pressure on North Korea hasn't worked

The president told The Wall Street Journal, "I felt pretty strongly that they had a tremendous power over North Korea ..." But Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the White House is "clearly moving further away" from engagement in the wake of Warmbier's death. Read More »

Demonstrations against Russian corruption and clashes with police

Other police sources said that the protests on Tverskaya would be tolerated as long as protesters did not carry placards or shout slogans. If Russia Day is widely misunderstood , this particular version had a theme: Russians continue to protest against corruption, and for Russia. Read More »

Pregnant mother of 4 shot, killed by police in Seattle

She called for support anyway. Many have pointed out that despite having the knowledge what they were going to encounter; the police officers resorted to the most lethal way of restraining the woman even when they could have used tasers to bring her under control. Read More »

Kushner visits family of slain Israeli border police officer


Trump has called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hold back on settlement building as he seeks to build momentum. A video released by Netanyahu's office shows him embracing Kushner and saying: "This is an opportunity to pursue our common goals of security, prosperity and peace". Read More »

Phoenix flights canceled because of heat

She says it's hard to predict exactly how hot the Strip will get because the weather service does not get official readings there, but temperatures could reach somewhere between 115 and 120 degrees despite the city's airport forecast to hit 114 Monday. Read More »

In Georgia, Handel reaches out to Democrats and thanks Trump

Handel and Ossoff have tried to say this race wasn't about Trump or Washington , but the president and the GOP agenda on Capitol Hill dominated the campaign. What's more, there is already renewed pressure for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to step aside. Throughout Tuesday afternoon, most polling places remained busy, although torrential rain slowed the lunchtime turnout, and there were flash flood warnings from the National Weather Service. Read More »

Queen to outline United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech

Instead, the monarch said: "My government will continue to work to ensure that every child has the opportunity to attend a good school and that all schools are fairly funded". "First, we need to get Brexit right". There was further criticism after Mr Trump attacked London Mayor Sadiq Khan over his response to the latest terror attacks on the capital. Read More »

Jay Sekulow: Trump's Actions on Comey Not Obstruction of Justice


Attorney Jay Sekulow is defending President Donald Trump's use of social media, even though Sekulow himself has denied d, even though Trump's recent tweets. Of course, as the professor points out , Rosenstein's recusal is not terribly pressing, since the appointment of a special counsel removed him from the investigation anyway. Read More »

Flash flood warning as Tropical Storm Cindy heads towards US


FEMA also moved 125,000 meals and 200,000 liters of water into the state, the report added. Edwards is encouraging Louisiana residents to monitor local media and check to ready for the storm . High-water rescue teams and high-water vehicles from the state's National Guard are on standby. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency. Read More »

Ex-detainee believes torture possible in death of Otto Warmbier

The government of China, North Korea's main ally, said Warmbier's death was a tragedy. Another said there was no meeting earlier Tuesday that they believe could have spurred Trump's comment, and pushed back on the idea that the tweet could be a hint of some forthcoming diplomatic or military action. Read More »

Court releases dash cam video of Castile shooting

Yanez then immediately grabs his gun, aims inside the auto and rapidly fires seven bullets into the driver's side while Reynolds is screaming in the background. The squad-car video shows a wide view of the traffic stop and the shooting, with the camera pointed toward Castile's auto. The jury heard two weeks of testimony and deliberated four-and-a-half days before finding Yanez not guilty . Read More »

Back to Iowa, Trump faces some disgruntled independents

But as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., noted: "They're ashamed of the bill". The GOP in the Senate has worked on the bill behind closed doors, while Democrats have objected . Popularity of the bill has declined since it was passed in May. Heinrich said the House bill would repeal the "cost-free preventative care requirements for the Medicaid expansion population". Read More »

Blues ready to claim their first State of Origin Series since 2014

Andrew Johns declared Thurston's injury will needs surgery. Thurston was at the centre of Queensland's epic comeback and slotted the winning conversion in the 78th minute. Injured Thurston and overlooked Slater were missing when the Blues were decisive 28-4 winners in the opening match of the series in Brisbane on May 31 . Read More »

Iran Missile Strike Missed Target — Times of Israel


The shootdown was near the Syrian town of Tabqa. "We have never had a coherent Syrian strategy", said one USA official, speaking on condition of anonymity. In February, Michael Flynn, who was then United States national security adviser and has since resigned, said the Trump administration was "putting Iran on notice" following an Iranian missile test and an attack on a Saudi warship by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Read More »

Mueller expands special counsel office, hires 13 lawyers

Trump's tweets have recently looked an terrible lot like what a reporter said were GOP talking points meant to combat the Post's report . Also unclear was whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month. Read More »

No conclusion yet on U.S. student's cause of death

He arrived in OH on June 13 after being held for more than 17 months. Tuesday's flights by B-1Bs came shortly after the death of a US college student who was recently released by North Korea in a coma following more than 17 months of captivity. Read More »

Sigh of relief for GOP on health care — Georgia race

In her victory speech, Handel even gave "a special thanks to the president of United States of America" as the crowd went wild chanting Trump's name. Even as Ossoff lost, Democrats' spirits were somewhat lifted by the unexpectedly strong showing of their nominee in another special House election Tuesday, in SC. Read More »

Alexandria Shooter Bought Guns Legally; Investigation Into Motive Continues


The gunman opened fire at the Republicans as a result of which Steve Scalise , the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives was shot in the hip. She said she feels "horrible" about what happened. Over the last several weeks, Hodgkinson spent time at a YMCA near the site of the shooting, sitting with a computer in the lobby or at a table in an exercise area that overlooked the baseball field. Read More »

Macron's party wins first round of French legislative vote with 28.21%


President Macron claims his political leanings are to neither the left or the right. Opinion polls showed Macrons wouldwin between 360 and 427 seats - easily a majority. En Marche, a party created 14 months ago by Emmanuel Macron , is on course for a clear majority in the French elections - after the collapse of the socialist party. Read More »

Expulsion of Qataris from Gulf states comes into effect

Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has injected deposits into local banks to shore up liquidity as an ongoing Saudi-led campaign to isolate the gas-rich Arab state hurts lenders, according to people familiar with the matter. The four countries accuse Qatar of fomenting instability in the Middle East, funding terrorism and cozying up to Shiite power Iran , accusations that Qatar denies. Read More »

Election billed as referendum on Trump goes for the Republican

The Georgia 6th District race was awash in outside cash, and became the most-expensive House race in US history. "A lot of problems we need to solve". That's what it will take to win districts like this one in 2018 and take back the House. "But Democrats can not let this defeat tamper our enthusiasm". Read More »

Brexit talks to begin amid post-election fallout in Britain

But in the end, Barnier and Davis, who Barnier recalled they had worked on the Amsterdam treaty together as European Union affairs ministers in the 1990s, found themselves in a typical Franco-British understanding - agreeing to disagree. "The best way we can spend this week is to rebuild trust ", rather than tackle the big hard issues right at the start, a European source said. "If all went well, the two parties may want to remarry even before they have divorced", he wrote. Read More »

Spicer: Trump may address potential Comey tapes this week


Sekulow claimed the president is not spending a lot of time composing the tweets, but defended them as a means of speaking directly to voters, saying "he's responding to what he's seeing in the media in a way in which he thinks is appropriate to talk to those people that put him in office". Read More »

Dem loss in Georgia underscores party challenges

Yet in each case - including both Georgia's 6th District and South Carolina's 5th on Tuesday night - Democrats ran much closer than they had in 2014. Senate Republicans have already been facing mounting pressure - including from the President himself - to address serious concerns that have been raised about the House GOP bill. Read More »

Yoga practitioners pause to stretch and pose for int'l event


The goal of observing the International Yoga Day is to promote yoga among the countrymen. "Today, yoga has become a part of so many lives". Amid the celebrations of International Yoga Day, officials at the United States (U.S.) Embassy also performed various yoga asanas in the national capital on Wednesday morning. Read More »

Supreme Court to consider limits on partisan drawing of election maps

The Supreme Court agreed to hear a redistricting challenge from Wisconsin , but the arguments in that case are very similar to ones from a challenge against voter districts in North Carolina. Others say courts should step in. "Justice Anthony Kennedy cast the fifth and deciding vote, declaring that he might someday embrace a challenge to a partisan gerrymander if someone could come up with workable standards". Read More »

Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech

The Queen also made no mention of any state visit by Donald Trump, fuelling speculation that the planned trip is set to be ditched after the US President reportedly said he did not want to come to the United Kingdom if there was a risk of being greeted by protests. Read More »

Taliban storm Afghan police compound; 1 police dead

Analysts say such attacks are expected to increase this year as USA troops engage with the Afghan military to double the size of its special forces, considered to be effective in the fight against insurgents. Officials from the government hospital have also confirmed that over 20 civilians have also been wounded in the attack. It was the second such insider attack by an Afghan soldier in the past week. Read More »

Cuomo, Trump lawyer clash over Russia probe

Sekulow says the president has a social media platform that can reach 107 million people and "I don't tell him what to write or not write". He said a Friday tweet from Trump was specifically directed at a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling. Read More »

Handel makes history as Georgia's first female GOP Congresswoman-elect

Last night Republicans won two special House elections in Georgia and in SC. "Logically, the difference of a few thousand votes in a single special election shouldn't have such an impact". Democrats need to net 24 seats to win back the House. Republican Ralph Norman beat Democrat Archie Parnell by around 3 percentage points in SC, closer than expected and a warning sign to the GOP not to take any seat for granted. Read More »

Lions' Nowell hits straps in Chiefs win

But he was in a conciliatory mood after the Lions shone in a 34-6 win over Chiefs , saying the tourists had tried to avoid venting their frustrations about issues such as obstruction. "Now he is hopefully ready to go, he will hopefully bring that Kieran Read way of playing". "Scrum, my department, they've been leading the charge for quite a long time now". Read More »

Boeing, Airbus announce big orders at Paris Air Show

Boeing's Vice President of Marketing Randy Tinseth says that response is in the form of a larger 737 MAX. The Max 9 is expected to go into service next year. Read: Russia's MC-21 a challenge to Boeing, Airbus? But Boeing can add just one tank to the MAX 10 to trump that. Today's order builds on Avolon's existing orders and commitments for new technology, fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft. Read More »