• Puerto Rico referendum voters back statehood, according to early results
Puerto Rico referendum voters back statehood, according to early results

Demonstrators in favor of Puerto Rico's independence protest in front of the Federal Court in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 11 June 2017. Puerto Rico held a referendum on whether the U.S. "I think it is really rather unlikely that Puerto Rico will become the 51st state in a xenophobic administration like the one that we have in the USA at the moment".

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  • Russian Diplomat: Probable that IS leader killed in May
Russian Diplomat: Probable that IS leader killed in May

According to the agency, Syromolotov stressed that the "information is now verified through various channels". On June 16, the Russian Defense Ministry said that al-Baghdadi had allegedly been killed in an airstrike carried out in late May that targeted a meeting of high-ranking Islamic State commanders where the extremist group's leader was al...

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  • Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital
Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital

LONDON (AP) - Prince Philip , the elderly husband of Queen Elizabeth II , has been hospitalized with an infection but is said by Buckingham Palace to be out of bed and in good spirits. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said the Queen was being kept informed about the Duke. The duke left from the rear of the private hospital just before 10am on Thu...

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  • AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) to support NDA in Prez poll
AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) to support NDA in Prez poll

Prakash Ambedkar, a former MP and grandson of B R Ambedkar, is emerging as as the top pick of Left parties for the presidential election against the NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind . Nitish cites the fact that he is close to Kovind since the time the latter took over as Governor of Bihar. In the last eight months, two key issues-demonetisation and...

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  • Bernie Sanders Ally Tom Perriello Loses Virginia Gubernatorial Primary to Ralph Northam
Bernie Sanders Ally Tom Perriello Loses Virginia Gubernatorial Primary to Ralph Northam

WSLS 10 political analyst Dr. Ed Lynch says that while Northam has the Virginia Democratic establishment, Perriello is gaining support from those who feel that Sanders, an independent who lost the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton, could have beaten Republican Donald Trump in the general election.

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  • BSP will back 'more capable, popular' Meira Kumar in Prez poll
BSP will back 'more capable, popular' Meira Kumar in Prez poll

Kumar's candidature. After the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance named former Bihar Governor Kovind, a Dalit leader, as its candidate on Monday, Mayawati said she can not oppose the NDA candidate unless the Opposition puts up a popular Dalit candidate.

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  • Tehran calls US' statement on terror attack 'repugnant,' vows to seek revenge
Tehran calls US' statement on terror attack 'repugnant,' vows to seek revenge

On Thursday, Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavai said investigators were working to determine whether Saudi Arabia had a role Wednesday's attacks but said it was too soon to say if that was the case. Egypt has condemned Islamic State-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament and a shrine to its revolutionary leader in the "strongest terms". ...

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  • GOP senators voice concerns on eve of health care bill unveiling
GOP senators voice concerns on eve of health care bill unveiling

The draft outline also detailed funds to stabilize US insurance markets, where customers' high medical costs have driven premium rates higher and pushed out health insurers in 2017; the situation is expected to worsen in 2018. Indeed, Cornyn has gone so far as to say that the two could be as much as 70 to 80 percent the same. The budget offic...

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  • Afghan commando opens fire on U.S. troops, kills 3, wounds 1
Afghan commando opens fire on U.S. troops, kills 3, wounds 1

The Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations to eliminate the militants affiliated with the ISIS terrorist group in Nangarhar province. The attack apparently took place in Achin district. Khogyani said the Afghan soldier was a commando and was killed after the attack. He said the Afghan soldier was killed after the att...

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  • Afghan soldier wounds 7 US soldiers in insider attack
Afghan soldier wounds 7 US soldiers in insider attack

The head of the police hospital, Dr Shir Mohammad, confirmed the five fatalities. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the operation in a statement. Five civilians were among the wounded. The suicide assault, or coordinated attack using one or more suicide bombers and an assault team, is a tactic frequently used by ...

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  • DUP and Conservatives 'making progress' on deal
DUP and Conservatives 'making progress' on deal

Normally this speech repeats key legislative promises made during the election campaign, but May is expected to omit the most controversial items of her election manifesto because they were rejected by a majority of voters. He said he did not see any possible deal breakers. It is not expected that new pension policy will feature much in the speec...

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  • Trump checks out agriculture tech in Iowa
Trump checks out agriculture tech in Iowa

And he sought in Wednesday's remarks to offer a preview of other planned initiatives. That law has been on the books for more than 20 years, applying to immigrants who entered the United States after August 22, 1996. One woman from Urbana says she hopes this event invigorates the president. Mr Trump said in Iowa. He lost Linn County, the jurisdic...

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  • Otto Warmbier's death puts Trump back to square one on North Korea
Otto Warmbier's death puts Trump back to square one on North Korea

US lawmakers are pressing for a tough response against Pyongyang over its treatment of the 22-year-old university student, who was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting with a tour group and was convicted of subversion.

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  • Delay in reporting of deadly US destroyer collision raises questions
Delay in reporting of deadly US destroyer collision raises questions

Shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon shows the merchant ship chartered by Japan's Nippon Yusen KK, made a complete U-turn between 12:58 a.m. and 2:46 a.m. " He said the compartment flooded quickly", she said, adding Jackson told them he was one of the last to get out before the hatch closed. Japan's Transport Safety Board also started a pr...

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  • London fire: Tests show 'combustible' cladding
London fire: Tests show 'combustible' cladding

If anything the Grenfell Tower disaster has highlighted yet again the importance of building control especially for high risk buildings. "We are in touch with all the local authorities to encourage them to urgently send us the samples and then we will carry out the checks that we need to see where we are with that".

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  • Health care bill secrecy a concern
Health care bill secrecy a concern

The House passed its version in May , while the Senate measure is now being drafted by 13 male Republican senators who have kept the process and details of the bill tightly under wraps. Republicans are trying to craft it in a way that would qualify under the reconciliation process. A score of the bill from the Congressional Budget Office could b...

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  • Saudi King extends Eid holidays by a week
Saudi King extends Eid holidays by a week

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as heir, in a major reshuffle announced early on Wednesday. Salman stripped his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef , 57, of the title, which is next in line to the Saudi throne.

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  • Trump discusses terrorism with new Saudi crown prince
Trump discusses terrorism with new Saudi crown prince

Until now, the succession favoured Saudi Arabia's interior minister and security chief, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef , who has now been stripped of much of his power. In his place, the frail king named his son, Mohammad bin Salman. The 31-year-old crown prince was nominated for the position in the small hours of Wedneday morning by his father, ...

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  • North Korea 'top security threat,' US & China officials agree
North Korea 'top security threat,' US & China officials agree

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had spoken with Warmbier's family and praised them as "incredible". Phil Robertson, a deputy director at U.S. The 22-year-old's death personally affected Trump, who expressed personal outrage and told aides about the "inhumanity" of North Korea's behavior, a person with direct knowledge told NB...

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  • The World Now Has a Record Number of Refugees
The World Now Has a Record Number of Refugees

In fact, according to the report , "One in every three people, roughly 4.9 million people , were hosted by the least developed countries in 2016". The United States came in second with 262,000 newly filed applications. The country receiving the greatest number of requests for asylum for these children was Germany: 35,900.

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  • Mosul blasts crumble 840-year-old minaret
Mosul blasts crumble 840-year-old minaret

They also destroyed its famous leaning minaret, also known as al-Hadba. Associated Press writer Lolita Baldor in Washington contributed to this report . "The responsibility of this devastation is laid firmly at the doorstep of ISIS, and we continue to support our Iraqi partners as they bring these terrorists to justice", he added, referring to t...

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  • Macron's party set to win in French parliamentary elections
Macron's party set to win in French parliamentary elections

The Socialists, previously France's ruling party, and their allies won just 9.5 per cent. Projections showed them losing up to 200 seats. Election officials on June 12 said that with almost all ballots counted, Macron's Republique en Marche party (Republic on the Move) had 28 percent of the vote in an election marked by a historically low turno...

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  • Trump says 'we have a great relationship with China' after critical tweet
Trump says 'we have a great relationship with China' after critical tweet

Tillerson also said that Pyongyang has engaged in a number of "criminal enterprises" to earn hard currency for its nuclear and missile programs, such as money laundering, extorting North Korean laborers and malicious cyber activities. Other travel companies say they're considering a similar restriction. The meeting comes amid concern that North K...

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  • Lalu to go with opposition parties on presidential election
Lalu to go with opposition parties on presidential election

Nitish Kumar told his MLAs that Kovind , who was the Bihar governor before he was picked by BJP for top post, was "a good man". "Whoever would be the protector of the Constitution should be above caste and religion", he said adding that his party would attend the opposition's meeting on Thursday.

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  • Donald Tusk quotes John Lennon, imagines United Kingdom staying in EU
Donald Tusk quotes John Lennon, imagines United Kingdom staying in EU

Despite it being his 80th summit as premier or European Union head, "never before have I had such a strong belief that things are going in a better direction", he said. "We agreed that our closest collaborators will start a dialogue on Ireland". Davies denied suggestions the agreed timetable showed Britain's "weakness" and insisted it was "comple...

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  • Republican wins pricey $79m Georgia race
Republican wins pricey $79m Georgia race

Ossoff raised $24 million from the party and another $8 million from outside groups. Republicans have held that seat since Newt Gingrich won it in 1978, although Mr. "There are more of us than we thought", said Tricia Gephardt, an Ossoff volunteer. The loss also renewed the focus on Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi , who was demonized by the ...

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  • West Nile Virus: LA County Reports 1st Human Case In 2017
West Nile Virus: LA County Reports 1st Human Case In 2017

Since West Nile virus first appeared in Wyoming in 2002, reported human cases each year have ranged from two with no deaths in one year to 393 and nine deaths in another. It has been recommended in the past that to avoid mosquito bites you should avoid being outdoors during Dusk and Dawn (the 4 Ds ). Rao said it's invaluable in preventing mo...

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  • Tory and Labour MPs plot secret deal to ensure soft Brexit
Tory and Labour MPs plot secret deal to ensure soft Brexit

Britain's prime minister has opened talks with a Northern Ireland-based party Tuesday to see if they can create an alliance to push through the Conservative Party's agenda after a disastrous snap election left her short of a majority in Parliament.

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  • US denies ISIS claim it bombed famous Mosul mosque
US denies ISIS claim it bombed famous Mosul mosque

The al-Nuri mosque - also known as the Great Mosque - is the place where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivered his infamous speech, declaring a caliphate after his fighters took over Mosul, on July 4, 2014. Isis issued a statement attributing the destruction to a U.S. airstrike. "We did not conduct strikes in that area at that time ", D...

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  • Diplomat in student's release to attend funeral
Diplomat in student's release to attend funeral

The family of Otto Warmbier has asked that no autopsy be performed on the body of the United States student who died days after being evacuated in a coma from North Korean detention. Seoul's Defense Ministry said the bombers engaged in routine exercises with South Korean fighter jets aimed at showing deterrence against North Korea.

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  • Family declines autopsy for United States student released by North Korea
Family declines autopsy for United States student released by North Korea

Wambier's parents did not cite a specific cause of death but blamed "awful, torturous mistreatment" by North Korea . The talks will pair U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary James Mattis with China's top diplomat, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, and General Fang Fenghui, chief of state of the People's Liberation Army.

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  • Aus senator breastfeeds baby while moving motion in Parliament
Aus senator breastfeeds baby while moving motion in Parliament

The senator made headlines in May when she became the first federal politician to breastfeed in parliament, after the rules were changed previous year to allow the practice. Read: Who Is Nicole Trunfio? "It is great to see it is able to occur now in the Senate", Gallagher told Sky News . Three-month-old Alia Joy has been a regular visit...

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  • May pledges to build Brexit consensus
May pledges to build Brexit consensus

In written remarks prepared for the first day of Parliament, the troubled Prime Minister began trying to undo some of the key messages from the Conservatives' election campaign, saying that social care would be addressed and that every school should be fairly funded.

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  • North Korea calls Donald Trump a 'psychopath'
North Korea calls Donald Trump a 'psychopath'

US and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs are meeting later Wednesday in Washington for security talks. On Tuesday, Trump posted a tweet suggesting Chinese President Xi Jinping's efforts were ineffective, a message he reiterated before supporters in Iowa.

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  • Starnes: CNN Anchors Being Treated for Microaggressions after GOP Victory
Starnes: CNN Anchors Being Treated for Microaggressions after GOP Victory

Democrats celebrated the fact that they had turned a conservative stronghold into a competitive district. LINDA SANCHEZ: In the previous election, the Republican candidate won by more than 20 points. Those who hoped or feared that Tuesday night would be a bellwether for the midterm elections can either shelve their disappointment or ease up...

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