• Car Bombing Kills, Wounds Scores in Afghanistan
Car Bombing Kills, Wounds Scores in Afghanistan

The Taliban released a video of the two in January, which was the first proof of life sent since the group's kidnapping. The casualties included civilians, staff of the New Kabul Bank branch, and members of the security forces. Almost all of Helmand has been controlled or influenced/contested for well over a year . The militants, believed...

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  • Philippines says Islamist militants withdraw from school, no casualties
Philippines says Islamist militants withdraw from school, no casualties

Brigadier General Restituto Padilla , army spokesman, said five civilians were taken hostage, none of them students, as human shields. Abella said the militants have resorted to "increasing willful intention of arson activities in various areas of the city".

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  • 'I just don't want a poor person' in Cabinet
'I just don't want a poor person' in Cabinet

President Trump , who made immigration a major issue during the campaign that ended in his electoral vote landslide, will strengthen "public charge" rules and ensure that they are enforced, the administration said. And Cohn was the former president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs before he left to run Trump's National Economic Coun...

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  • Britain's Prince Philip released from hospital after treated for infection
Britain's Prince Philip released from hospital after treated for infection

Buckingham Palace released an official statement regarding the 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh's health on Wednesday, saying the royal is "in good spirits". After being kept in for two nights, he was photographed leaving King Edward VII's Hospital in Marylebone, central London . At the event, the Queen , Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla lea...

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  • Capitol police arrest protesters, some in wheelchairs, outside McConnell's office
Capitol police arrest protesters, some in wheelchairs, outside McConnell's office

Just prior to the protest , Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law. The protesters yelled "no cuts to Medicaid " as they were led away. It's the primary source of funding for services that allow the disabled to live at home, sparing them from institutionalization. "Here...

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  • Obama attacks Senate health bill as
Obama attacks Senate health bill as "massive transfer of wealth to rich"

Besides the expected heavy criticism from Democrats - including former President Barack Obama - a number of GOP senators expressed their opposition . Of course, in 2026, it will be somebody else's problem. The Senate bill proposes repealing the 3.8 per cent net investment income tax on high earners retroactively to the start of 2017.

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  • President Erdoğan congratulates new Saudi crown prince
President Erdoğan congratulates new Saudi crown prince

As Slate's Josh Keating explained in 2015 , the process of succession in Saudi Arabia is different from other existing monarchies in the world today. A little more than two years ago, MBS was a little-known figure in Saudi Arabia . The royal decree did not nominate a new deputy crown prince. A snapshot of the crown prince's many titles reve...

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  • Salem Investment Counselors Inc. Has $610000 Stake in Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)
Salem Investment Counselors Inc. Has $610000 Stake in Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. Canaccord Genuity maintained Perrigo Company plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:PRGO) on Tuesday, February 28 with "Buy" rating. The original version of this piece can be read at https://www.themarketsdaily.com/2017/06/23/investors-buy-high-volume-of-put-options-on-twitt...

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  • Qatar's neighbours issue demands to end crisis
Qatar's neighbours issue demands to end crisis

Underscoring the growing seriousness of the crisis, state-run Qatar Petroleum acknowledged early Friday that some critically important employees "may have been asked to postpone" trips overseas "for operational reasons" as a result of the embargo.

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  • Comey outfoxes Trump with counsel
Comey outfoxes Trump with counsel

Comey testified before the committee Thursday that he believes he was sacked by Trump in an effort to affect the investigation. The key issue before the committee was whether Mr Trump sought to obstruct the investigation in nine conversations with Mr Comey this year, leading up to his dismissal of the FBI chief.

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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

In last Wednesday's testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee , Tillerson accused Iran of seeking "hegemony" in the Middle East at the expense of United States allies like Saudi Arabia . The two countries have noted with growing concern the renewed strength of the Assad regime in southern Syria, particularly in regards to the role played...

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  • Mexico raises key interest rate to 7 pct to combat inflation
Mexico raises key interest rate to 7 pct to combat inflation

Analysts say that move, which would match the Fed's quarter-point rate hike last week, would help maintain the appeal of peso-denominated debt to yield-hungry investors. Ontario had promised to cut electricity bills by an average of 17 per cent and the reductions were scheduled to start taking effect in May. The Statistics Canada report also fo...

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  • Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo to testify before judge
Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo to testify before judge

And finally, they accuse him of "voluntarily" refusing to include 28.4 million euros in income linked to the sale of his image rights for the 2015 to 2020 period to a Spanish company. Last week, Ronaldo was accused by a state prosecutor of four counts of tax fraud totaling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). The four-time world player of the ye...

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  • Freed American student suffered 'severe' injury
Freed American student suffered 'severe' injury

Friends and relatives gather to listen as Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, as he speaks during a news conference, Thursday. The 22-year-old University of Virginia student, who is now in a coma, was freed for humanitarian reasons, according to a on...

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  • Oscar Health files to expand insurance coverage in several states
Oscar Health files to expand insurance coverage in several states

Oscar tells TechCrunch it will also begin offering the service in New Jersey. Health insurers had until Wednesday to declare whether they planned to sell coverage next year on exchanges in most states. The companies will offer a narrow network plan focused on keeping patients out of the hospital with help from care coordinators will keep the v...

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  • Farmers Protest: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan calls off fast in Bhopal
Farmers Protest: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan calls off fast in Bhopal

Later, a delegation of Shiv Sena met Chouhan and suggested ways, including a loan waiver , to end the farmers unrest. He said that whenever farmers were in distress due to loss of crops following a natural calamity, he had rushed to them and comforted and helped them.

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  • Will Contest Prez Poll Based On Ideology: Opposition
Will Contest Prez Poll Based On Ideology: Opposition

During his almost two years' tenure as the Bihar governor, Kovind handled himself with dignity and poise and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was quite impressed with the his demeanour and grace which convinced him to back his candidature for the president's post, he said .

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  • Watch Putin Offer Political Asylum to James Comey
Watch Putin Offer Political Asylum to James Comey

Putin called the move "really strange" and compared Comey to whistleblower Edward Snowden , who has sought asylum in Russian Federation since 2013 after leaking classified documents from the National Security Agency. Putin addressing matters such as poverty, wages, and sanctions. "I have grandchildren. They live normal lives", Putin said durin...

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  • Deadly auto bomb kills 20 people in Afghanistan
Deadly auto bomb kills 20 people in Afghanistan

Afghans carry the bodies of men at after the bombing . In Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan , inside a military camp nearby the third largest city in Afghanistan, the situation got out of control just before the USA sanctioned to send more American troops to train the Afghani forces to fight against Taliban and ISIS.

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  • I did not record Comey conversations
I did not record Comey conversations

On June 9, Democrats sitting on the House Intelligence Committee that is investigating Russian interference in the election and possible Trump campaign collusion demanded the White House turn over any tapes of Comey discussions by June 23.

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