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Donald Trump to restrict Cuba travel and trade in latest Obama rollback

Donald Trump to restrict Cuba travel and trade in latest Obama rollback

The officials argued that the new policy will fulfill a campaign promise and reverse Obama-era policies that the Trump administration argues have appeased and "enriched" the Cuban military regime. The Cuban government has made clear it will not be pressured into political reforms in exchange for diplomatic engagement. And Mark Feierstein , who helped negotiate the December 2014 opening of relations with Cuba as the senior director for Western Hemisphere affairs in Obama's National Security ... Read More

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Republicans Are Living Up To Their Own Anti-Obamacare Attacks

Republicans Are Living Up To Their Own Anti-Obamacare Attacks

Warren, who previously criticized the House-passed American Health Care Act, said she has received phone calls and letters from several constituents who are "terrified" by Republican-led efforts to repeal and replace the ACA. The Senate will vote next week on a secret health care bill without holding a hearing. Democrats in the U.S. Congress warned on Tuesday that Republican moves to grant new tax breaks to the wealthy could jeopardize Democratic support for an increase in the ... Read More

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Dani Alves reportedly tells Juventus he'll join Manchester City this summer

Dani Alves reportedly tells Juventus he'll join Manchester City this summer

But despite renewed efforts in recent days City are yet to agree on transfer fees with Monaco and Tottenham . Alves will be the 3 player to join the club this summer, if the deal pulls through, after Bernardo Silva and Ederson. Alves is said to be extremely keen to work with Pep Guardiola at City after the pair enjoyed a fruitful four-year relationship together at Barcelona between 2008 and 2012, and the attacking right-back would be something of a coup for the Citizens if he chose to head ... Read More

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Qatar demands ´blockade´ lifted before Gulf crisis talks

Surrounding countries Bahrain , Saudi Arabia , and the United Arab Emirates cut ties with Qatar two weeks ago, causing the worst Gulf Arab crisis in years with no clear end in sight. Qatar's foreign minister added that Kuwait would be the sole mediator in future negotiations between the GCC. His comments followed those earlier in the day, when UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash warned that the dispute with Qatar could last years. Read More

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Russian deputy PM praises security system at Confederations Cup

Mexico recorded a late draw after Hector Moreno scored in second half injury time in the Kazan Arena. 'It was not the result we wanted, the team had nearly won and we suffered in the last minute, but this is football, ' he said. Quaresma could have doubled his tally just before halftime after a Ronaldo backheel gave him an opening, but the ball got stuck under his feet and could only drag his shot just wide, when the opportunity had promised so much more - and Portugal were made to pay. Read More

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Venezuela chief prosecutor to face charges as crisis deepens

Venezuela chief prosecutor to face charges as crisis deepens

The United States, Mexico and Canada, plus Peru and Costa Rica, have proposed a resolution demanding the release of political prisoners and talks leading to free elections overseen by worldwide observers. "We want to put pressure on the government, it can not impose a new constitution", said telecoms engineer Luis Serrano, 22, resting at a medical station near the protest. Read More

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Hard Brexit could lead to surge in United Kingdom vehicle prices

Hard Brexit could lead to surge in United Kingdom vehicle prices

Only 44 percent of parts which go into a British-made vehicle come from Britain, said Britain's Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders . But our biggest fear is that in two years' time, we... "We must have the no-tariff, frictionless trade upon which the industry depends", he said. Last year, United Kingdom automotive manufacturers turned over £77.5bn, the highest on record and the seventh consecutive year of growth, according to the SMMT. Read More

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London tower toll rises to 79

London tower toll rises to 79

That is Mohammed Alhajali, who was 23 years, who lived here at Grenfell tower . While the blaze has prompted an outpouring of generosity, with many people donating provisions and clothes, it has also unleashed rage at the authorities as the charred tower was cast as a deadly symbol of a deeply divided society. Read More

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Gunmen killed 8 Afghan guards of a US base

Gunmen killed 8 Afghan guards of a US base

In this Friday, June 2 photo, protesters throw stones at police during a demonstration in Kabul over the country's deteriorating security situation. He said two other occupants of the vehicle suffered bullet wounds. The different casualty tolls could not immediately be reconciled. The Islamic State claimed responsibility in a statement distributed by its media arm, the Aamaq news agency. Read More

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Georgia race finally heads to voters; DC watching closely

Ossoff and his Republican rival, the former Georgia secretary of state Karen Handel , spent the last days crisscrossing the southern state's sixth congressional district speaking to voters. But he defied expectations when he catapulted from obscurity to almost winning the House race in April, while running in a longtime conservative stronghold in Georgia. Read More

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Georgia special election stokes raw emotions in the final stretch

Georgia special election stokes raw emotions in the final stretch

Earlier this year , after Tom Price vacated his seat in Georgia's sixth district to join the Trump administration as the new Health and Human Services Secretary, Ossoff made a decision to join the race. The most expensive congressional race in USA history headed to a tight finish on Tuesday as voters in suburban Atlanta cast ballots in an election that was seen by many as a referendum on President Donald Trump . Read More

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Tale of the tape as video ref stars at Confederations Cup

Tale of the tape as video ref stars at Confederations Cup

Mexico's second half resistance was broken four minutes from time when Hector Herrera let the ball bounce off his foot and Cedric pounced, with the Southampton player's shot taking a deflection off Herrera on the way in. "We faced the European champions, a team that plays at a very high level, and we played equal to them". While the VAR appeared to come to the correct decision, Santos was frustrated that this came only after the officials had looked at an earlier phase of play where ... Read More

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Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after US downed jet

Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after US downed jet

By Monday, a key ally of President Bashar Assad , Russia , had suspended a pact used to prevent crashes with the USA -led coalition in the skies over Syria and was threatening to target American jets. The extraordinary destruction of a Syrian fighter jet by a United States aircraft on Sunday has precious little to do with the Syrian plane's target in the desert near Rasafa - but much to do with the advance of the Syrian army close to the American-backed Kurdish forces along the Euphrates. Read More

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Jury deliberations begin in 'Baby Doe' murder trial

Jury deliberations begin in 'Baby Doe' murder trial

The prosecution and defense are expected to give their closing arguments in the murder trial of Michael McCarthy on Tuesday. Bella Bond's body was found in July 2015 washed up on a MA beach wrapped in trash bags. "Motive is not an element of this case", Sanders said she will tell jurors. "It was a web of lies", he said. To find McCarthy guilty of first-degree murder - with a mandatory life sentence - jurors must be unanimously convinced Bella's homicide was either premeditated or ... Read More

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France's Macron to reshuffle govt after huge parliament win

France's Macron to reshuffle govt after huge parliament win

With 57% of votes counted, the Interior Ministry said that Mr Macron's party had won 41% of the vote, followed by the conservative Republicans with 23%. Le Pen's partner and vice-president of the party Louis Aliot told AFP he had been elected from his constituency in southwest France . Macron's success, however, was somewhat marred by a record low turnout of just under 43%. Read More

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AGP, BPF to Vote for Ram Nath Kovind

AGP, BPF to Vote for Ram Nath Kovind

The Shiv Sena , a key constituent of the BJP-led coalition, on Tuesday said it would back the BJP's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind , saying he is a "simple and decent human being". "He is a Dalit leader and we hope he will continue work for the backward section of the society", he said. Hailing the decision, Gao reposed faith in choice of Presidential candidate and asserted that the rank and file of the BJP will strive hard to see its candidate through the election. Read More

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Sena takes u-turn, backs NDA's prez poll nominee

Interestingly, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray had Monday stated that Sena was not interested in backing Kovind if his candidature is aimed at garnering Dalit votes. Swaminathan. The Sena, which shares power at the Centre and in Maharashtra, has been in a love-hate relationship with the BJP. Meanwhile, Congress President Sonia Gandhi will chair the Opposition parties' meet on Thursday to decide their strategy. Read More

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The Hollywood angle to the Georgia 6th District race everyone's watching

The Hollywood angle to the Georgia 6th District race everyone's watching

HRC, alongside hundreds of volunteers, has been making calls at phone banks, sending action alerts and canvassing across the district to send a clear message that we strongly condemn Trump's discriminatory policies. Handel supports Trump's decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord. Ossoff and Handel were the top two finishers in an April 19 primary, and advanced to the June 20 one-on-one runoff. Read More

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Israeli PM says work begun on new West Bank settlement

Israeli PM says work begun on new West Bank settlement

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) told PJM that "nothing", including President Trump's decision to delay moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem , is going to make the Palestinians "be more conciliatory" toward Israel . "President Trump has made it clear that working towards achieving a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians is a top priority for him". Read More

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Japanese lessor makes first purchase of new aircraft

Japanese lessor makes first purchase of new aircraft

Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister said the order was an "endorsement" for the MAX 10. In a phone interview from Paris , Keith Leverkuhn, Boeing vice president in charge of the MAX program, said the 64 conversions from existing MAX orders reflect the importance of allowing airlines to substitute other models as they nail down their fleet-planning needs and that he's very pleased with the number of incremental orders. Read More

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Trump Approval Rating Falls to Lowest Level Since Taking Office

Trump Approval Rating Falls to Lowest Level Since Taking Office

Fifteen percent of respondents said the president should attempt to stop the independent investigation, compared with 81 percent who disagree in a poll conducted by SSRS of Media of 1,117 adults nationwide from Thursday through Sunday. The most recent average of recent polls calculated by RealClear Politics showed 54.6 percent of Americans gave the president an unfavorable rating. Read More

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Otto Warmbier's death draws outcry over North Korea rights violations

President Donald Trump said the American government should have secured his release sooner, and called his treatment "a disgrace" and the North Korean government "a brutal regime". In March 2016, Kim Dong Chul , a 62-year-old Korean-American missionary, was sentenced to 10 years of hard labour for subversion. North Korea said last month it was its sovereign right to "ruthlessly punish" USA citizens it had detained for crimes against the state. Read More

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Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind is BJP's presidential nominee

Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind is BJP's presidential nominee

According to IANS , the board members will be briefed about the consultation of the three-member party committee formed to evolve consensus with the Opposition on the subject. The committee members include union ministers Rajnath Singh , M Venkaiah Naidu and Arun Jaitley , who are also the members of the Board. Interestingly, SP patriarch Mulayan Singh Yadav, who was unceremoniously shifted to the role of mentor by his son Akhilesh Yadav, had earlier this week assured his party's ... Read More

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Overnight temperature hotter than daytime Istanbul with humid nights to continue

Overnight temperature hotter than daytime Istanbul with humid nights to continue

The heatwave conditions are set to continue across the region until tomorrow (21 June), according to the MET Office. "The last time that we had five days in a row in June above 30C was from June 26 to June 30 1995". On Monday the temperature reached 32C (91F) at RAF Northolt, west London. At Royal Ascot in Berkshire, where temperatures could soar to 28C (82F) on Tuesday, race organisers were considering relaxing the strict dress code for the first time. Read More

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Qatar says fighter jets deal shows deep U.S. support

A $12bn deal to buy US F-15 fighter jets shows Qatar has deep-rooted support from Washington, a Qatari official said on Thursday, Reuters news agency reported. Mattis formerly oversaw US Central Command whose forward operating base is the vast al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar - a hub for the worldwide campaign against the so-called " Islamic State " (IS) in Syria and Iraq. Read More

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Ambulance before Prez convoy: Cop rewarded

Ambulance before Prez convoy: Cop rewarded

He is, since then, in news for taking this step and moving ahead of VIP culture to allow someone desperately in need to go ahead of the President. Nearly simultaneously, the convoy of President Pranab Mukherjee , who was in the city for the inauguration of Metro's Green Line was heading towards the Raj Bhavan. Read More

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Tropical storms likely to form in Gulf, Atlantic

Tropical storms likely to form in Gulf, Atlantic

While authorities in Barbados and St Vincent and the Grenadines have dropped the storm warning issued previously, warnings were still in place for Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and for the east coast of Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana, including Isla de Margarita, at the last advisory issued by the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) at 11 a.m. Read More

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Xi snubs Sharif by skipping bilateral meet after murder of Chinese nationals

Modi stressed on coordinated efforts to fight the menace of terrorism, including radicalisation, recruitment, training and financing of terrorists. In the presence of Pakistan Prime Minister & Chinese President Xi Jinping among others, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in such a grouping sovereignty & territorial integrity are the key factors for better cooperation. Read More

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Powersharing deal should involve all parties, says Simon Coveney

They said at least 90% of the confidence and supply deal had been agreed but the DUP appeared to be digging in on some issues as the abolition of air passenger duty. The DUP is urging the Government to give "greater focus" to the negotiations. Her comments follow warnings by the nationalist parties, Sinn Fein and the SDLP, and the cross-community Alliance Party, that a deal with the DUP would undermine the Government's attempts to restore the power-sharing executive at Stormont . Read More

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Nervy Socceroos will build on Germany loss: Rogic

Big issues 1st half but the Socceroos played better & showed fight in 2nd half v Germany . They now lie second in the Group B standings behind Chile , who beat Africa Cup of Nations winners Cameroon 2-0 yesterday. Three Australian defenders all got sucked into the near post when Julian Brandt prepared to cross and he cut the ball back for an unmarked Stindl to slam home his first worldwide goal. Read More

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Dem lawmaker warns Trump against firing Mueller

While the Trump administration initially said that letter was the reason the president fired Comey on May 9, Trump later said he did so because of the "Russia thing". Vice President Mike Pence's office said on Thursday he had hired a lawyer known for defending government officials in high-profile investigations to help him with the Russian Federation probes. Read More

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