• Kuwait hands Qatar a list of demands from boycotting countries: Al Jazeera
Kuwait hands Qatar a list of demands from boycotting countries: Al Jazeera

He added that Bushehr had historic trade ties with Qatar, adding that the same ties were being used to export food to the Persian Gulf state which is caught in a diplomatic dispute with its neighbors which started in early June. Al Jazeera , which has an English-language branch, is one of the most widely watched Arabic satellite channels. Doha...

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  • 'Dreamer' Tusk hopes United Kingdom might change its mind on Brexit
'Dreamer' Tusk hopes United Kingdom might change its mind on Brexit

Since this month's election, many British voices have joined a debate on how or even if Brexit may happen; on Thursday, one European Union chief added that of John Lennon, sparking a round of more and less musical replies. "For me, shaping the future of the 27 (remaining) member states has priority over the question of the negotiations with Bri...

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  • Otto Warmbier dies after being detained by North Korea
Otto Warmbier dies after being detained by North Korea

At a news conference on June 15, Warmbier's father revealed that President Donald Trump called him a day earlier to ask about his son and the rest of his family. The Trump administration is considering banning travel by US citizens to North Korea, officials said Tuesday, and Trump declared Warmbier's treatment a "total disgrace".

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  • Senate GOP Health Bill: Cut Medicaid, Redraw Obama Law
Senate GOP Health Bill: Cut Medicaid, Redraw Obama Law

After the bill was released on Thursday, protesters gathered outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office. At the White House on Thursday, Trump expressed hope for quick action. No Democrats are expected to vote in favor of the measure. Obama was more than skeptical. "Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get old,...

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  • Merkel says May's offer on expats
Merkel says May's offer on expats "good start" but many questions remain

New French President Emmanuel Macron , who threw his weight behind a common European defense during his election campaign, called the steps "historic" and said leaders were meeting Europe's security challenges. We can hear different predictions, coming from different people, about the possible outcome of these negotiations: "hard Brexit, soft Brex...

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  • Pres. Trump Congratulates Republicans for Special Election Wins
Pres. Trump Congratulates Republicans for Special Election Wins

In a press conference Thursday, Pelosi said she's proud of the unity within her party and the leverage it has given her in various negotiations. Democrats raised and spent $23 million in favor of Ossoff's bid against former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel , and a combined $50 million was spent in the race overall.

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  • The US military just shot down another Syrian drone
The US military just shot down another Syrian drone

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the incidents could be "very dangerous" and lead to an escalation of the war. On Monday, Russia's defense ministry effectively drew a line across Syria west of the Euphrates River, saying that "all kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs of the worldwide coalition.

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  • Lions building nicely ahead of tests - Gatland
Lions building nicely ahead of tests - Gatland

In the backs, the likes of Ben Te'o and Anthony Watson shone, but anyone thinking that Saturday's team were nailed on to start obviously didn't pass the message on to the XV that started against the Chiefs on Tuesday. "Picking the squad every week has been tough, and I think it is going to be even tougher now". "The way it always works, I can tel...

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  • Obama Calls GOP Healthcare Plan 'Massive Transfer' of Money to Richest Americans
Obama Calls GOP Healthcare Plan 'Massive Transfer' of Money to Richest Americans

As the GOP healthcare replacement bill comes to light, Senate Democrats this week criticized the way Republicans were getting their Affordable Health Care replacement bill to the public. The Senate's legislation deviates from the previously passed House bill, which gave states the ability to eliminate pre-existing condition protections ...

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  • Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss
Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

In the Ossoff race , even though the 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional staffer ended up running a more centrist and not Trump-centric campaign, Republicans were able to zero in on the more than $23 million in donations Ossoff raised, largely from liberal enclaves like California and NY, and make an easy connection to Pelos...

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  • Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria- Guards
Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria- Guards

Speaking in Washington , the top USA military officer said the two sides discussed the matter as recently as Monday morning but that further talks are needed. Sunday's assault marked an extremely rare direct attack from inside the Islamic Republic amid its support for embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad .

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  • Implications For Texas As Supreme Court Considers Gerrymandering Case
Implications For Texas As Supreme Court Considers Gerrymandering Case

By placing all the Democrats into a few districts, the votes over the 50.1 percent line are deemed "wasted votes" and are in a sense pointless. Where did the term " gerrymandering " originate? In 1812, Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry signed a law creating a voting district shaped like a salamander that heavily favored his party, the Democ...

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  • President Donald Trump deflects questions about possible tapes of James Comey meeting
President Donald Trump deflects questions about possible tapes of James Comey meeting

Later, when Comey was continuing or even accelerating the investigation, Trump fired him - admitting in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt that the reason was Russian Federation. My judgment was, I need to get that out into the public square. LANKFORD: No, I would agree on that. "I'm not going to say, 'I want you to pledge allegiance'".

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  • Was Banksy finally outed as Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja?
Was Banksy finally outed as Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja?

I think he has flipped the world of art over", Goldie , whose real name is Clifford Joseph Price, said as transcribed by The Sun . After he mentioned "Robert", Goldie paused for a few seconds before changing the subject. Could Robert Del Naja be Banksy? Del Naja had previously called Banksy "a close friend" in an interview with the UK Tel...

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  • Kashmir cop lynching: 2 arrested, 1 identified; Mufti condemns incident
Kashmir cop lynching: 2 arrested, 1 identified; Mufti condemns incident

These people only talk in favour of pro-Pakistani elements but when the question of our security forces come, these people don't act", he added. Mohammad Ayub Pandith, who was posted outside the mosque, was stripped naked and stoned to death early on Friday near Nowhatta.

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  • Senate GOP Releases Secretly Negotiated Bill to Dismantle Obama Health Care Law
Senate GOP Releases Secretly Negotiated Bill to Dismantle Obama Health Care Law

In other words, conservatives' idea of health-care "reform" has very little popular support - less support than Obamacare - and moderate Republicans' idea of reform won't please GOP hardliners. But right now, after eight years, the legislation rushed through the House and the Senate without public hearings or debate would do the opposite. It would ...

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  • UK seeks to reassure EU citizens they can stay after Brexit
UK seeks to reassure EU citizens they can stay after Brexit

Before departing from the Europa building, British Prime Minister Theresa May laid her offer of citizens' rights on the EU-27 table. Merkel said in Brussels on Thursday that the Brexit talks will be conducted quickly and "we will do everything to continue succeeding, as we have so far, in keeping the 27 member states together".

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  • Bucks Add Another Young Forward In Michigan's DJ Wilson
Bucks Add Another Young Forward In Michigan's DJ Wilson

Wilson blocked 1.5 shots per game last season at MI and is a better than advertised play maker. 46 overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft from the Philadelphia 76ers to select guard Sterling Brown out of SMU , according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

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  • Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis
Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

On Thursday, a U.S. state department spokeswoman said that the demands have to be "reasonable and actionable". Mr Tillerson added that the United States "supports the Kuwaiti mediation effort and looks forward to this matter moving toward a resolution".

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  • United Kingdom offer to European Union citizens
United Kingdom offer to European Union citizens "very fair", "very serious" - May

The issue of citizens' rights is one of three priorities in the Brexit talks which began on Monday, along with Britain's estimated 100 billion euro (88 billion pounds, $112 billion) divorce bill, and the fraught question of Northern Ireland , which will share Britain's only land border with the European Union after Brexit.

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