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Assemblyman to host town hall meeting in Rome on health care proposal

Assemblyman to host town hall meeting in Rome on health care proposal

Gray said if Pennsylvania takes the waiver for the essential health benefits, maternity care would be one of the first things eliminated. "They have gone into closed rooms and they will not let the Democrats participate at all". Under consideration by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday: hiring a consultant who would craft a transition plan if Obamacare is scrapped. Read More

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German lawmakers stopped from visiting Turkish air base

German lawmakers stopped from visiting Turkish air base

Some 250 German troops are stationed at Incirlik air force base, contributing to NATO's mission targeting Islamist State (ISIS) militants in neighbouring Syria . Turkish foreign ministry sources said a visit by German parliamentarians would not be appropriate at this time, without elaborating. "The Bundeswehr is a parliamentary army, and so it is absolutely necessary that there be possibilities for our lawmakers to visit their soldiers", Merkel said. Read More

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Tory optimism grows in Scotland after very dark years

Tory optimism grows in Scotland after very dark years

Mrs. Sturgon also said she did not want Scotland to adopt the euro when it joined the EU. Speaking to The Saint the First Minister said students at St Andrews and other universities, should vote for the SNP "because, given the challenges that lie ahead for the United Kingdom as a whole and Scotland within that, we need strong voices for Scotland in the House of Commons". Read More

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Controversial US ambassador takes up post in Israel

Controversial US ambassador takes up post in Israel

The incident came on the day that the new U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, arrived to take up his post and, ironically, drove from the airport directly to the Western Wall where he prayed. "It is something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years". Trump is visiting Israel next week, during which Israel will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of having "reunified" Jerusalem through military conquest, a fact which they are simultaneously ... Read More

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Says Syrians have built crematorium near prison

Says Syrians have built crematorium near prison

The findings mirror the ones published in a February report by Amnesty International, which concluded Syrian operatives at the same military prison have hanged as many as 13,000 inmates between 2011 and December of 2015. "Russia has either aided in or passively looked away as the regime has conducted an airstrike against a United Nations convoy, destroyed east Aleppo and used chemical weapons , including sarin, against civilians in Idlib province on April 4", Jones elaborated Monday. Read More

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Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for governments, says Microsoft

Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for governments, says Microsoft

New payments are coming in regularly, according to Ransom Tracker, a Twitter bot that is sending out automated messages and posting every time a payment is made to one of the three bitcoin addresses. The effects were felt across the globe, with Britain's National Health Service , Russia's Interior Ministry and companies including Spain's Telefonica, FedEx Corp.in the US and French carmaker Renault all reporting disruptions. Read More

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North Korea missile test is huge step forward

North Korea missile test is huge step forward

In the statement, all members including China, North Korea's main ally and trading partner, "vowed to fully implement all measures imposed" on North Korea and to "strongly urge" other countries to follow suit. "Having a missile test is not the way to sit down with the president, because he's absolutely not going to do it", she told ABC . In a statement issued Saturday night, the White House press secretary points out that the missile landed closer to Russian Federation than to Japan. Read More

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China's Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism

China's Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism

In order to set up this plan´s main aims, Xi Jinping stressed that Belt and Road Initiative is now focused on Asian, European and African nations, even though it is also open to all others. Indian foreign ministry spokesman Gopal Baglay, asked whether New Delhi was participating in the summit, said India could not accept a project that compromised its sovereignty. Read More

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BC Greens face stickhandling act in deciding which party it would back

The legislative minority means the tiny Green party will hold the balance of power as Premier Christy Clark tries to push forward with pipeline expansion plans and a promise to apply a levy to thermal coal exports to the U.S. When W.A.C. Bennett defeated the Liberal-Conservative coalition government in 1952, his minority lasted less than a year before opponents brought the government down. Read More

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Heavy gunfire as mutiny grips Ivory Coast's main cities

Loyalist troops began advancing towards Bouaké, the epicentre of the revolt, on Sunday; sporadic gunfire was heard overnight there and at military camps in the capital, Abidjan , witnesses said. A soldier with the convoy, contacted by Reuters, said it was stopping only for a short time before continuing to Bouake. This has raised fears of a resurgence of the violence seen during Ivory Coast's 10-year civil war, which ended in 2011. Read More

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Cabinet to be briefed on fallout from global cyber virus

Cabinet to be briefed on fallout from global cyber virus

The HSE said that the disruption to patient care has so far been minimal. It targets the Microsoft Windows operating system and payment is directed to be made in bitcoin, the cryptocurrency and digital payment system. The Police Service of Northern Ireland's Cyber Crime Centre will continue to actively participate in the national co-ordinated response to this attack and we would encourage all local businesses and public services to take immediate steps to protect their systems and reduce their ... Read More

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North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of 'vicious' plot to kill Kim Jong

North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of 'vicious' plot to kill Kim Jong

It did not describe how the alleged plot was broken up or release the full name of the North Korean suspect, identifying him only by his surname, Kim, and did not say whether anyone else was in custody. It has repeatedly threatened Kim with a military response to new tests of missiles and nuclear warheads, and sent warships and a nuclear submarine to Korean waters. Read More

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With Merkel and PM, France's new president wastes no time

With Merkel and PM, France's new president wastes no time

France's new president, Emmanuel Macron, was sworn in Sunday , a week after the independent candidate defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in nationwide elections. Philippe is a close associate of former prime minister Alain Juppe, who leads LR's moderate wing, and his mentor was more positive. At least 24 Socialists are now campaigning for re-election under the banner of Macron's Republic on the Move party. Read More

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Merkel, Macron seek to revitalise ties to bolster EU

Merkel, Macron seek to revitalise ties to bolster EU

Macron said that treaty change was "no longer a French taboo". But Merkel papered over the differences, saying that "from the German point of view, it's possible to change the treaty if it makes sense". "All these will have an impact on our citizens". " What I know is that we have investments to make [in Europe], and so we have to work on investment mechanisms for the future ", the French leader added. Read More

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Chelsea Manning Will Remain On Active Duty When She's Released From Prison

Chelsea Manning Will Remain On Active Duty When She's Released From Prison

Traitor and genetic male Bradley Manning has become a liberal hero by putting on a wig and claiming to be a woman. Shortly before leaving office, President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence to time served. Moreover, Manning came out as transgender after her conviction. Manning will be released from a military prison at Fort Leavenworth. Once she leaves prison, she'll lose access to the healthcare she received while incarcerated, including the hormone replacement ... Read More

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Fashion designer Carolina Herrera's nephew killed in Caracas

Fashion designer Carolina Herrera's nephew killed in Caracas

Local media said they were shot in the head and that a group had abducted them while they ate a restaurant in the city. The group then asked for a ransom for the two men. The nephew of Carolina Herrera is believed to have been assassinated in Venezuela on Thursday of this week. Venezuela is also noted to have one of the highest murder rates in the world and in 2016, it recorded the highest murder rate in its history, with 70 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. Read More

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Merkel's party wins big in rivals' heartland

Members of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) react on first exit polls after the regional state elections of North Rhine-Westphalia, in Duesseldorf, May 14, 2017. North Rhine-Westphalia state Premier Hannelore Kraft said she's stepping down as regional party head after the SPD sank to an all-time low in North Rhine-Westphalia. Read More

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