• May's filleted Queen's Speech is threadbare, says Labour
May's filleted Queen's Speech is threadbare, says Labour

Controversial plans to expand grammar schools and introduce a free vote on restoring foxhunting to the Commons were decidedly absent from the speech, with the majority of bills announced relating to ensuring the "smooth and orderly" departure from the European Union.

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  • Envoy Angelina Jolie urges better treatment of refugees
Envoy Angelina Jolie urges better treatment of refugees

Special Envoy Angelina Jolie attends a news conference as she visits a Syrian and Iraqi refugee camp in the southern Turkish town of Midyat in Mardin province, Turkey, June 20, 2015. The way people treat refugees, the majority of who are women and children, is a measure of humanity, she said, according to a statement by the United Nations refug...

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  • Modi thanks those who participated in Yoga Day worldover
Modi thanks those who participated in Yoga Day worldover

Wearing T-shirts and trousers, ministers and government officials in the Narendra Modi government today only had yoga on their minds as they participated in IDYs annual celebrations across the country. "After yoga in the rains, time for some chai pakodas????", she tweeted along with a picture of a glass of tea and pakodas. Across India, schoo...

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  • Thales and Reliance Defence Ltd seal deal for JV
Thales and Reliance Defence Ltd seal deal for JV

Industry executives told ET that Thales, a leading supplier to Dassault Aviation , maker of Rafale fighter aircraft, has to spend almost $1billion (about Rs 6,451crore) in Indian defence production sector as part of its offset commitments for the deal signed past year to supply 36 Rafale jets to Indian Air Force .

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  • Georgia race: Republicans jittery about health care breathe sigh of relief
Georgia race: Republicans jittery about health care breathe sigh of relief

Democrats have already suffered narrow defeats in Kansas and Montana this year. It's unclear how much a shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice on June 14 might have impacted the race - though a neighboring district GOP chairman had said he believed the shooting could inspired GOP voters to come out to combat "left-wing extre...

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  • Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia special election
Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia special election

Still, as it relates to Georgia's 6th Congressional District, a number of caveats apply. Ossoff, a former documentary filmmaker and congressional aide, has become a symbol of the anti-Trump movement. Democrats need to net 24 seats to win back the House. But Murphy also said that Democrats must do more to convince voters they have plans to boo...

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  • Iran : Arabian country tracks down and kills IS suspects after attacks
Iran : Arabian country tracks down and kills IS suspects after attacks

The authorities say Iranian security forces killed the mastermind of the attacks on Saturday (June 10) and that more than 50 suspects have been arrested around the country. On Friday, his ministry said 41 suspected IS "agents" were arrested after the attacks in Tehran and in the northwestern provinces of Kermanshah, Kurdistan, and West Azerbaij...

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  • Mumbai blast: Convict Firoz Khan slapped with Rs 2000 fine
Mumbai blast: Convict Firoz Khan slapped with Rs 2000 fine

As the court started the proceedings on Monday, Abdul Wahab Khan moved an application before TADA court to examine three witnesses for defence of his client Feroz Khan convicted last week. In the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, six men were held guilty. Feroz relied on a confession given by another accused that he refused to go to Pakistan, showed...

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  • Saudi King Salman Al-Saud Replaces Nephew With Son As Crown Prince
Saudi King Salman Al-Saud Replaces Nephew With Son As Crown Prince

The move reportedly may have implications for Israeli-Saudi ties and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Mohammed bin Salman is replacing his elder cousin and king's nephew, veteran security chief Prince Mohammed bin Nayef . Throughout the early morning, it aired footage of Mohammed bin Nayef pledging allegiance to the younger Mohammed b...

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  • Trump boosted by Republican wins in special elections
Trump boosted by Republican wins in special elections

Move on. Republican Karen Handel has won Georgia's record-breaking special congressional election, dashing hopes by Democrats to pull off an upset in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections . Handel's victory preserves for the GOP a seat the party has controlled for almost 40 years and that once was held by former House speaker Newt Gingri...

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  • DUP deal still possible, says senior Tory
DUP deal still possible, says senior Tory

The Northern Irish party, which has ten MPs, ramped up pressure on the prime minister by saying that talks over a deal to prop up her administration were not proceeding "as expected" and cautioning that their support "cannot be taken for granted".

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  • Prince Philip admitted to hospital with infection
Prince Philip admitted to hospital with infection

The Queen has taken part in the traditional Royal Ascot carriage procession - completing her dash from the State Opening of Parliament . Royal aides said at the time that his decision to take a step back from royal duties - which can often involve extensive travel - was not health-related.

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  • Will Muhammad bin Nayef go quietly in the Saudi game of thrones?
Will Muhammad bin Nayef go quietly in the Saudi game of thrones?

Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to rule Saudi Arabia for decades to come - offering stable leadership within the Kingdom . He is the main champion of the kingdom's Vision 2030 reform plan which aims to bring social and economic change to the oil-dependent economy of a country where women's rights are among the most restricted in th...

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  • Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over rude chants at Confederations Cup
Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over rude chants at Confederations Cup

The latest of the five decisions to go to review was when the video assistant awarded Australia a goal in their 3-2 defeat to Germany on Monday, despite replays appearing to show a handball from eventual scorer Tomi Juric in the build-up.

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  • Saudi king's son Mohammed bin Salman is new crown prince
Saudi king's son Mohammed bin Salman is new crown prince

One of Prince Mohammed bin Salman's key jobs will be an economic one: to lessen The Kingdom's reliance on oil. Mohammad bin Salman was already been regarded as the new strongman of Saudi Arabia and it was reported that he was consolidating powers.

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  • Stormont talks: Urgent need to restore devolution says Coveney
Stormont talks: Urgent need to restore devolution says Coveney

Amid reports that opposition parties will try to bring down Mrs May with a series of targeted amendments to the Queen's Speech, the PM said she was still pushing for an alignment with the DUP . "We are consistently making the case that our institutions are under resourced, have been undermined by austerity and need to be properly funded". The ...

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  • Protests Mounting Before Sen. Rob Portman as Health Care Vote Nears
Protests Mounting Before Sen. Rob Portman as Health Care Vote Nears

But there's plenty of grumbling from senators across the GOP spectrum, and leaders haven't yet nailed down the support they'll need to prevail. Though a member of the 13-senator working group McConnell had tasked with piecing legislation together, Lee said he's not seen the emerging bill and "whole-heartedly" shares the frustration of constitue...

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  • Republicans-won-in-the-Georgia-elections @ 6/21/2017 3:10:15 PM
Republicans-won-in-the-Georgia-elections @ 6/21/2017 3:10:15 PM

Republican Karen Handel has won the costly and closely watched special congressional election in Georgia's 6th District, a blow to Democratic hopes of pulling off an upset in a district that President Trump only narrowly carried a year ago.

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  • ISIS Claims Responsibility for Jerusalem Attack
ISIS Claims Responsibility for Jerusalem Attack

Maqdisi is an Arabic term for a Palestinian Jerusalemite. According to Israeli police, the Israeli government has revoked permits allowing Palestinians to visit Israel on occasion of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan . Al-Quds said the new United States ambassador to Israel is expected to visit an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied Syrian...

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  • U.S. spy satellites detect activity at North Korean nuclear test site
U.S. spy satellites detect activity at North Korean nuclear test site

North Korea is not ruling out a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests if the United States abandons the practice of holding large-scale military drills, North Korean Ambassador to India Kye Chun Yong said Wednesday. "The latest action by the North... is a grave provocation and a wanton violation of the armistice", Jeon Dong-Jin, first deputy...

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