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A New Political Party Could Be Taking Over French Politics

A New Political Party Could Be Taking Over French Politics The lower turnout was mainly attributed to two major reasons - too intensive election arrangements, and the public's doubt over the French-style democracy and its effectiveness. LREM, formed just a year ago to get Macron elected, fielded an unprecedented number of unknown candidates. "We want a big majority to be able to act and transform France over the next five years", Mounir Mahjoubi, a ... [Full Article...]

Srikanth wins Australian Open for second straight Superseries title

Srikanth wins Australian Open for second straight Superseries title Srikanth won the match in merely 27 minutes. Kidambi Srikanth: The second set was no different as Srikanth once again took the initial advantage and took a lead of 4-1. The 12 tournaments lead to a finals at the Dubai World Superseries, and the Dubai champion is crowned the BWF superseries overall victor for the year. [Full Article...]

US Approves Sale Of Drones To India

The US embassy in New Delhi said it was aware but referred further inquiries to Washington . If the Indian navy gets the unarmed surveillance drones it wants to keep watch over the Indian Ocean it would be the first such purchase by a country that is not a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance. [Full Article...]

Existing Home Sales Rise More than Forecast, Prices Hit New High

Existing Home Sales Rise More than Forecast, Prices Hit New High Home sales perked up again in Southwest Florida last month, as more owners have made a decision to put their properties on the market. The median existing-home price for all types of houses (single-family, condo, co-op and townhome), at the same time, was $252,800-a 5.8 percent increase from one year prior. [Full Article...]

Four more Grenfell Tower victims identified

But Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment officials have started working with city and district councils to identify at-risk buildings. Whirlpool, which owns Hotpoint, said, "We offer our most profound condolences to the victims, those who have lost loved ones, homes, and possessions, and to their friends and families". [Full Article...]

Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious' condition

Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious' condition Jack Sava , director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center said at a news conference Friday afternoon. "I hope he's in good enough shape to watch, because he'll certainly feel good about what he sees", Flake said. Thousands poured into Nationals Park for the annual Congressional Baseball Game a day after a gunman opened fire on a practice game for the event. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia captures three IRGC members

The military said sailors fired warning shots and captured one of the boats while two others escaped in the assault Friday. The other two escaped. The seized boat contained a stash of " weapons for subversive purpose " and had three men onboard. [Full Article...]

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

Some of President Donald Trump's closest allies - including one of his sons - have begun questioning whether Mueller's wide-ranging probe is becoming too political, as the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election intensifies. [Full Article...]

Trump confirms he is under investigation

The president is reportedly under investigation for obstruction after firing FBI director James Comey , and sources told Politico he's privately fuming about special prosecutor Robert Mueller . "As you and I have discussed, however, I can not defend the Director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the al... [Full Article...]

Cuba denounces Donald Trump policy changes but is open to dialogue

Ensconced in think tanks in Washington and NY, or in the private sector on both coasts, the Obama alumni network has become a diaspora of the disappointed as Trump tries to make good on his promises to upend much of what they had worked to accomplish. [Full Article...]

Afghan soldier attacks USA troops

Afghan soldier attacks USA troops It's also suspected to be a so-called "green-on-blue" attack - when Afghan troops turn on their US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation counterparts. Tabassoom said two suicide attackers died in the suicide auto bombings and three others were killed in the following firefight with the police. Three American soldiers were killed during a joint U.S. [Full Article...]

Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?

Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting? A list found on the body of James Hodgkinson , the suspect in Wednesday's shooting at an Alexandria, Va., baseball field, revealed the names of three Republican lawmakers, the Washington Examiner reported Friday . Hodgkinson told the YMCA on Tuesday that he wanted to cancel his membership because he was moving, the YMCA said in a statement . He said doctors have turned down Mr Scalise's sedat... [Full Article...]

Possible Storm in the Gulf Next Week

Regardless of the development, the NHC warned of heavy rains over the Cayman Islands over the next few days. Another scenario misses the influence of the trough and allows a storm to develop south continuing northwest into Mexico or extreme south Texas. [Full Article...]

The Internet's Kamala Harris-Sexism Debate Rages On At 'The View'

The Internet's Kamala Harris-Sexism Debate Rages On At 'The View' Sessions should be nervous, because if there's any justice, Sessions and his boss will one day be on lockdown in one of the prisons they plan to send all the black folks, while Kamala Harris will someday become president of the United States. [Full Article...]

Hodgkinson Wife: 'I'm Sorry He Did This'

A friend from high school said Loughner "did not watch TV; he disliked the news; he didn't listen to political radio". "This radical mandate by the Obama Administration is an attack on the religious freedoms guaranteed to all Americans by the Bill of Rights", Scalise, a pro-life Republican from Louisiana, said. [Full Article...]

Gunman who shot top GOP congressman had history of arrests

Gunman who shot top GOP congressman had history of arrests Barton said his son, Jack, got under an SUV. He ran a Facebook group called Terminate the Republicans. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday repudiated any and all associations the gunman in the Alexandria baseball field shooting claimed to have had with his 2016 presidential campaign. [Full Article...]

Who is the gunman who was at the congressional baseball game practice?

I put pressure on the wound in his hip. Barton described the shooter as a "middle aged man". Giffords, who authorities said was the main target of the shooting , survived the attack but six others were killed and an additional 12 were injured . [Full Article...]

United States 'not winning' in Afghanistan, Mattis tells Congress

United States 'not winning' in Afghanistan, Mattis tells Congress The administration has been reviewing its options, and Mattis told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee that the mission remains the same: to train, advise and assist Afghan forces so that they can defend their own country and "terrorists can find no haven" there. [Full Article...]

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman makes fifth visit to North Korea

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman makes fifth visit to North Korea After his well-publicized " basketball diplomacy" trips back in 2013 and 2014, former NBA star Dennis Rodman is headed back to country. "Rodman's trip has sparked speculation that he may be traveling to free some or all of the four American citizens being held by North Korea , perhaps as a first and important step toward lessening tensions between Washington and Pyongyang", according t... [Full Article...]

Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies: UAE

Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies: UAE Johnson encouraged Qatar to "take seriously their neighbors' concerns" but also expressed alarm at the blockading of the country and called for it to be eased. Its military, numbering around 11,800 troops, is only bigger than Bahrain's. But al Thani disputed that Monday, saying that "if the problem is Iran , why have those measures been taken against Qatar, why not taken against Iran?" "We also... [Full Article...]


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