• Court: Mississippi can enforce LGBT religious objections law
Court: Mississippi can enforce LGBT religious objections law

The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today reversed an injunction against Mississippi House Bill 1523 which is considered one of the most anti-LGBTI laws in the US. But upon appeal by Gov. Phil Bryant , the three-judge panel overturned Reeves' decision, saying the federal courts could not rule on the law until someone suffered actual harm, su...

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  • Theresa May to unveil Brexit plans to EU leaders
Theresa May to unveil Brexit plans to EU leaders

Several eastern European states have also urged the EU to ensure that Britain's departure does not harm co-operation on security issues from intelligence-sharing to handling of worldwide criminal cases and the tracking of suspects. While officials welcomed the calm start to negotiations on Monday, EU diplomats are expressing pessimism that Brita...

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  • Theresa May to outline guarantees for European Union expats in Britain
Theresa May to outline guarantees for European Union expats in Britain

The discussions between U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis and Barnier marked the end of the beginning of what both sides expect to be a complicated and confrontational process to unwind more than four decades of membership. One key question is when the cut-off date for citizens rights to be protected should be. "We would like to have a diff...

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  • Removal of turban triggers ruckus in Punjab assembly
Removal of turban triggers ruckus in Punjab assembly

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday accused the protesting MLAs of indulging in "hooliganism" and violating the sanctity of the House. While Bains had been barred from the House because he threw papers at the Speaker on June 15, Khaira was suspended for uploading a video of a ruckus from inside the Assembly on June 16.

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  • Grimes: No Evidence of Cyberattacks Against Kentucky's Election Systems
Grimes: No Evidence of Cyberattacks Against Kentucky's Election Systems

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued warnings about Russian hacking, Johnson testified , but they didn't get enough attention, he said. "That was a leading question, and I'll agree to be led". "I have no interest in trying to embarrass any state, but we've seen this too long in cyber.

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  • China 'tried but failed' to help on N Korea
China 'tried but failed' to help on N Korea

The usual menu of retaliatory measures against North Korea include sanctions that target its businesses and officials. And lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are urging consideration of a ban on American travel to the isolated country.

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  • Ex-Saudi crown prince pledges allegiance to successor
Ex-Saudi crown prince pledges allegiance to successor

Mohammed bin Salman , the newly appointed Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia , is already a well-established and formidable player on both the Saudi and world stage. With the Saudi royal succession " a done deal ", the real issue is how to create the best possible working relationship between the White House and the Saudi royals "at a time of real...

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  • McCain says Americans should stay out of North Korea
McCain says Americans should stay out of North Korea

Kim. "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea , it has not worked out", he wrote, referring to his apparently failed attempts to persuade the Chinese government to contain the totalitarian regime, with whom China shares a 880 mile-long stretch of border.

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  • Brexit: 2018 Queen's Speech cancelled by government
Brexit: 2018 Queen's Speech cancelled by government

Elizabeth II will read out the speech from the throne in the House of Lords in front of peers, MPs, ambassadors, judges and high commissioners. Four militant attacks have questioned her grip on national security, and the death of at least 79 people in a tower block fire has become a flashpoint for public anger at her party's record in government.

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  • Qatar Airways Responds To Concerns Over Diplomatic Crisis In Region
Qatar Airways Responds To Concerns Over Diplomatic Crisis In Region

The announcement came a day after Senegal recalled its envoy from Doha , citing its "active solidarity" with Saudi Arabia . On Monday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt , Bahrain and the UAE cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and shut down land, sea and air links, accusing it of supporting terror groups in the region.

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  • French government spokesman says MoDem exit from cabinet 'simplifies things'
French government spokesman says MoDem exit from cabinet 'simplifies things'

Macron's office announced Wednesday that Florence Parly, a former executive and budget official, would become the new defense minister after the previous defense chief, Sylvie Goulard , the highest ranking woman in the five-week-old government, stepped down.

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  • 'Imagine' if Britain stays in EU? Discord at EU summit
'Imagine' if Britain stays in EU? Discord at EU summit

Sadiq Khan , the mayor of London , is calling on the government to fight to keep Britain in the single market, as senior opposition politicians step up the pressure on Theresa May for a softer Brexit after her Commons majority was wiped out at the general election .

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  • USA fighter jet shoots down pro-Syrian-regime drone
USA fighter jet shoots down pro-Syrian-regime drone

F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 drone after it dropped bombs near troops from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are now moving towards Raqqah, Daesh's Syrian stronghold. The deconfliction zone is an area in which US and Russian forces have agreed not to operate. "We are very well prepared and positioned to defe...

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  • In Brussels, weakened May to outline guarantees for EU expats in Britain
In Brussels, weakened May to outline guarantees for EU expats in Britain

British Prime Minister Theresa May's remarks at the two-day meeting are expected to include reassurances about the futures of the three million citizens of other European Union countries now living in Britain. "So, who knows?", said Tusk, citing Lennon's " Imagine ". Michel wrote in a Twitter message: "It's time for action and certainty". But...

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  • Grenfell Tower fire: PM apologises for local and national government failures
Grenfell Tower fire: PM apologises for local and national government failures

The news accompanies a pledge by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid that central government will cover any costs incurred by councils in the process of making tower blocks similar to Grenfell safe. Victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire who are now homeless "have been sleeping in their cars and in parks", it has been claimed. "The ward where this ...

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  • Senate GOP Unveils ObamaCare Repeal Bill
Senate GOP Unveils ObamaCare Repeal Bill

McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is viewed inside the White House and around Washington as a master of the Senate, someone who knows his caucus and what it will take to get a bill passed. Exit question: Could it be that McConnell deliberately "underwrote" the bill to make it easier to get buy-ins from reluctant senators this week? "But you ...

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  • Saudi Arabia: A Dramatic Reordering Of Succession
Saudi Arabia: A Dramatic Reordering Of Succession

According to Bahout, recent developments, such as U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Riyadh in May, the U.S. administration's anti-Iran stance, and the rift with Qatar, might have offered a good climate to remove Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef from his post.

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  • The plane, US shot down Iranian drone of a shock in Syria
The plane, US shot down Iranian drone of a shock in Syria

The Shaheed-129 drone was armed and displayed hostile intent when it was intercepted by an F-15E Strike Eagle around 12:30 a.m. local time near the Syrian city of Tanf, according to U.S. That Syrian aircraft had dropped bombs near the SDF south of the city of Tabqah. It comes days after a USA warplane shot down a Syrian government fighter jet...

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  • Senate Republicans release health care bill
Senate Republicans release health care bill

But it remains unclear whether he will have enough votes. But ahead of the bill's release and next week's potential vote, it's clear some GOP senators want nothing to do with it - and that spells big trouble for pro-repeal Republicans in the chamber.

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  • Intel officials tell Mueller of uncomfortable interaction with Trump on Russian Federation case
Intel officials tell Mueller of uncomfortable interaction with Trump on Russian Federation case

Two top intelligence officials told investigators with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the Senate that President Trump suggested they publicly shoot down claims that his campaign colluded with the Russians to interfere in the 2016 election, according to a report on Thursday.

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