• Jon Ossoff loses in crucial Georgia congressional race
Jon Ossoff loses in crucial Georgia congressional race

Last week's assassination attempt at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game happened at the height of the campaign, and was used against Democratic candidate Jon Ossof, despite bipartisan calls not to politicize it. Democrats have aimed to leverage Trump's dismal approval rating and opposition to the Republican health-care bill into winni...

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  • Judge Mulls Nevada Bid for Recreational Marijuana Sales July 1
Judge Mulls Nevada Bid for Recreational Marijuana Sales July 1

But he said after more than six hours of testimony that wrapped up just before 5 p.m. that he now hopes to issue that ruling today. "The department has not determined whether exclusively licensing liquor wholesalers as temporary marijuana distributors will result in an insufficient number of licenses", Wilson wrote.

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  • South Korea To Phase Out All Coal & Nuclear Power
South Korea To Phase Out All Coal & Nuclear Power

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday sent a consolation letter to the family of the late USA student who died days after his release from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). President Moon Jae-in has expressed his personal condolences to the family of USA citizen Otto Warmbier, South Korea's presidential office said on Tuesda...

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  • Timeline: N. Korean missiles a test for new S. Korean leader
Timeline: N. Korean missiles a test for new S. Korean leader

North Korea successfully tested a new "ground-to-sea cruise rocket" that is capable of striking enemy battleships staging a military attack, the country's KCNA news agency said Friday. "The only things North Korea can gain from these provocations are economic isolation and economic difficulties", Moon apparently conceded at a National Security ...

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  • US fighter jet shoots down Syrian drone
US fighter jet shoots down Syrian drone

The Air Force F-15 first intercepted the Iranian-made drone and shot it down as it continued to advance, the coalition said . The US said it shot down the plane to defend the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a rebel group which is fighting ISIS on the outskirts of Raqqa , the ISIS stronghold in northeast Syria .

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  • Uddhav flays 'vote-bank politics', hints at breaking ranks for Prez polls
Uddhav flays 'vote-bank politics', hints at breaking ranks for Prez polls

Sena, known for its unpredictability, backed the UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee in the 2012 presidential polls against the NDA's P A Sangma. Though the Bharatiya Janata Party chief did not disclose the names of any candidate for the post of President, he sought Thackeray's support for the NDA nominee who would be announced by Prime Minister Naren...

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  • UK state opening of parliament pushed back to June 21
UK state opening of parliament pushed back to June 21

LONDON (AP) — The British government plans to have the next Parliament hold a two-year session to deal with the expected onslaught of Brexit-related legislation. DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, in Downing Street for talks with Mrs May on restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland , refused to be drawn on how the negotiations were progressing.

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  • SYRIA: US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone'
SYRIA: US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone'

The drone was hit just outside the de-confliction zone that rings Al Tanf in southeastern Syria , where U.S. forces train rebels who are fighting Islamic State. Its operations in Iraq would continue as part of the coalition, it added. A defense official says the drone was approaching a military camp near the Syria-Jordan border.

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  • Handel beats Ossoff in closely watched Georgia Congressional race
Handel beats Ossoff in closely watched Georgia Congressional race

Ossoff, a 30-year-old political newcomer who attained almost 50 percent of the vote in a runoff against three Republicans , including Handel, captivated Democrats who believed he had a chance to rise a perceived wave of anti-Trump sentiment.

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  • US fighter jet shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria
US fighter jet shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

On Sunday, a U.S. F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 after it dropped bombs near troops from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are now moving towards Raqqah, Daesh's Syrian stronghold. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the United States was working to restore a " deconfliction " communications line with...

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  • Australia suspends air combat missions over Syria
Australia suspends air combat missions over Syria

In Tuesday's incident, the US-led coalition said an F-15E Strike Eagle jet destroyed an armed Shahed-129 drone in the early hours of the morning as it neared the Al-Tanaf base along Syria's eastern border. That took place near the Syrian city of Taqba, which has been the focus of fighting as USA -sponsored ground forces advance on the ISIS stro...

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  • Modi does 'asanas' amid showers, says yoga connecting world
Modi does 'asanas' amid showers, says yoga connecting world

Wearing an Assamese gamochha around his neck, Modi led the celebration, the third edition of International Yoga Day , joined by over 50,000 people who kept him company through an 80-minute Yoga session. He also explained the importance of yoga using an analogy of salt. "Yoga is a medium to achieve wellness" and urged all to make Yoga a daily pra...

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  • Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after U.S. downed jet
Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after U.S. downed jet

Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy made the comments in an interview with CNN on Tuesday. Ford also said that the U.S. would not defend the Kurdish forces it has been supporting so far in case the Kurds engaged in clashes with the Syrian forces.

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  • Saudi visa fee hike to hit Indian workers
Saudi visa fee hike to hit Indian workers

Saudi Arabia is a popular professional destination for Indians from a cross-section of fields, primarily due to the tax-free income allowed in the country. Mohd Yousuf Ali, who has been employed in Saudi Arabia for the last 25 years, said: "Hundreds of people have already sent their families away to India because of the dependent fee ".

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  • United States jets shoot down
United States jets shoot down "Iranian drone" in Syria

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group says it has shot down an armed pro-Syrian regime drone that had been bearing down on its forces in Syria's south-east. The pro-government forces are not fighting the battle for Raqqa, but they have been making ground against IS in the surrounding area, south-west of the city.

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  • Iran launches missile attack on 'terrorists' in Syrian city
Iran launches missile attack on 'terrorists' in Syrian city

The missiles were fired from western Iran across the border into Deir Ezzor province, in northeastern Syria , targeting what the Guard called "terror bases". Iranian media reported some of the mid-range missiles fired into Syria were of the Zolfaghar type, a precision-guided missile with a range of about 750 kilometres.

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  • Iran targets 'terrorists' in Syrian city, launches missile attack
Iran targets 'terrorists' in Syrian city, launches missile attack

TEHRAN , Iran (AP) — After firing missiles targeting the Islamic State group in eastern Syria , Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Monday issued a stark warning to IS militants, saying that any future attack against Iran will result in more powerful launches.

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  • Brexit talks: Citizens' rights and exit bill ahead of trade
Brexit talks: Citizens' rights and exit bill ahead of trade

Both EU negotiator Michel Barnier and his British counterpart David Davis said after the first negotiating session they were confident of quick progress but said major challenges lay ahead to meet the deadline of March 2019 for Britain to officially leave the bloc.

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  • Corker Expects Senate GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill Thursday
Corker Expects Senate GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill Thursday

But the fact that Senate Republicans have yet to see text the week before leaders hope to have a vote has become a source of tension for Republicans and Democrats . It appears likely that the massive Medicaid cuts at the heart of the House's bill to repeal Obamacare will also be present in the Senate version.

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  • 'Ireland's interests are the EU's interests' in Brexit talks, says Simon Coveney
'Ireland's interests are the EU's interests' in Brexit talks, says Simon Coveney

Talks for Brexit , Britain's exit from the EU, have finally begun - a year after the Brits voted for leaving the Union. EUROPE'S CHIEF NEGOTIATOR MICHEL BARNIER, rebuffing British Prime Minister Theresa May's stated desire to wrap up a new free trade agreement quickly.

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