• Israel ignores United Nations, begins construction on new West Bank settlement
Israel ignores United Nations, begins construction on new West Bank settlement

The Amichai settlement in the northern West Bank is earmarked for some 40 families evicted from the wildcat outpost of Amona in February under a high court order that ruled their homes had been built illegally on private Palestinian land.

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  • First aid ship from Turkey setting sail for Qatar
First aid ship from Turkey setting sail for Qatar

Erdogan vowed not to leave the tiny nation isolated and Turkey's parliament passed legislation permitting the deployment of troops to a Turkish military base in Qatar in a show of support. Expel members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard from Qatar and cut off any joint military cooperation with Iran . Abdullah al-Muhanadi, a retired public s...

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  • Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill
Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., still has an uphill battle if he hopes to get all his Republican colleagues on board. Release of the 142-page proposal ended the long wait for one of the most closely guarded bills in years.

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  • Eight security guards killed in Afghan
Eight security guards killed in Afghan

Washington is soon expected to announce an increase in the U.S. military deployment to bolster Afghan forces, who are struggling to contain the Taliban's nationwide offensive. He promised that the last night's incident will be thoroughly investigated by the government as he urged the security forces to practice restraint while dealing with such i...

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  • Theresa May vows 'settled' status for European Union expats in post-Brexit UK
Theresa May vows 'settled' status for European Union expats in post-Brexit UK

She seemed keen to calm the mood with the continentals after weeks of sniping during her election campaign, describing the first formal meeting of Brexit negotiators on Monday as "very constructive" and stressing that London wanted a "special and deep partnership with our friends and allies in Europe".

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  • Sixers make it official, select Markelle Fultz with No. 1 overall pick
Sixers make it official, select Markelle Fultz with No. 1 overall pick

Fultz was sixth in the nation in points per game, averaging 23.2 points a game-and the only freshmen among the top 10 NCAA Division I scorers. He walked across the stage Thursday night at Barclays Center wearing orange sneakers made of basketballs .

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  • Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses
Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses

Prior to Georgia and South Carolina, Democrats fell in special races in Kansas in April and Montana in May. Republicans have some breathing room after Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia to avoid a major upset ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

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  • Gunman who shot U.S. politician Steve Scalise acted alone, says Federal Bureau of Investigation
Gunman who shot U.S. politician Steve Scalise acted alone, says Federal Bureau of Investigation

Slater declined to name the officials whose names were on the note or say whether they were Republicans or Democrats or were at the baseball practice. Officials also said Hodgkinson had kept a storage locker in Alexandria and visited it 43 times between April and June, usually between 6am and 7am At times, he went to the unit daily and sometimes ...

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  • United Kingdom to make 'generous offer' on post-Brexit EU citizens
United Kingdom to make 'generous offer' on post-Brexit EU citizens

That means March 29, 2019 might be a tight deadline for the two sides to wrap up the withdrawal, as all Brexit negotiations will have to be concluded by October 2018 to secure a smooth transition at the point of leaving. Yet Davis stressed that Britain would deliver certainty "as soon as possible" to European Union citizens living in Britain and ...

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  • North Korea denies torturing Ohio college student Otto Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing Ohio college student Otto Warmbier

Mattis was speaking alongside Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after the two met Chinese officials to discuss North Korea and other regional issues, including China's continued military build up in the South China Sea . "What we do is to develop friendly and cooperative relations on the basis of five principles of peaceful coexistence", the ...

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  • Angela Merkel says UK offer on EU citizens 'a good start'
Angela Merkel says UK offer on EU citizens 'a good start'

Britain on the other hand is mired in fresh debate with supporters of a so-called soft Brexit that would involve staying in the EU's single market. However, May's election gamble spectacularly backfired. "For me, shaping the future of the 27 (remaining) member states has priority over the question of the negotiations with Britain on its exit", ...

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  • 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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