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Georgia race finally heads to voters; DC watching closely

Georgia race finally heads to voters; DC watching closely Handel has aligned herself gingerly with Trump. "Karen! Karen!" at her entrance. "The people of this district are not from a views and a values standpoint aligned with Nancy Pelosi", she said Monday. Over the weekend the candidates made their last push in hopes of bringing voters out to the polls . Mr. Ossoff , thanks so much for your time this morning. [Full Article...]

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria after US downing of Syrian jet

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria after US downing of Syrian jet The statement from the Russian Defence Ministry stopped short of threatening to attack such U.S. aircraft. But the Revolutionary Guard said it was sending a broader message to its archrival Saudi Arabia and the United States. But they are going about it in very different ways which has seen Moscow and Washington regularly clash. The U.S. military has established a roughly 50-kilometer "decon... [Full Article...]

Russian opposition leader Navalny jailed

Mr. Navalny supporters were demonstrating across Russian Federation, with several arrested as police warned organisers against holding an unauthorised rally in Moscow . He said interference had prevented contractors from building a stage at the agreed venue. Reuters reporters saw a heavy police presence on and around the avenue with bus loads of riot police parked nearby and side roads block... [Full Article...]

Kushner lawyer pointed out potential conflict

During a March 30 phone call from the White House, Trump said , according to Comey's testimony, "a cloud" had settled over his presidency, making it hard to move his agenda forward, and "that he hadn't done anything wrong and hoped I would find a way to get it out that we weren't investigating him". [Full Article...]

Pakistan stun holders India to lift Champions Trophy

Pakistan stun holders India to lift Champions Trophy Zaman, who won the man-of-the-match award for his scintillating century in the final against India, said Malik had boosted the team's morale with his inspirational talk after morale-shattering loss against the arch-rivals in the tournament opener. [Full Article...]

Iran missile attack in IS a public demand

Two top Revolutionary Guard commanders said that the strikes were meant to send a message to the perpetrators of militant attacks in Tehran last week - claimed by Islamic State - that killed 18 people, as well as their supporters. Speaking to The Times of Israel later Monday, Ya'ari said his information was based on security sources , and that these sources were "amazed" at the poor perfo... [Full Article...]

Scalise undergoes more surgery after Virginia shooting

Scalise undergoes more surgery after Virginia shooting Investigators say he shot House Rep. Steve Scalise before he was killed by police who had been guarding the congressman. The charity game, pitting Republican lawmakers against their Democratic colleagues, was set to proceed as scheduled at 7:05 p.m. [Full Article...]

Democrats Win Congressional Baseball Game After Steve Scalise Shooting

Democrats Win Congressional Baseball Game After Steve Scalise Shooting Scott Applewhite, File). Ivanka Trump, joined by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and her two eldest children Arabella and Joseph Kushner, presented a $50,000 check from "Friends in the Trump Administration" to "Congressional Sports for Charity". [Full Article...]

Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after US downed jet

The missile attack was the first by Iran outside its own territory in 30 years, since the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88, media in the Islamic republic has reported . "We want to de-escalate, not escalate", Davis said. It is unclear whether the IRGC also coordinated with Iraq prior to launching the missiles into Iraqi airspace. [Full Article...]

Mohammad Hafeez: Champions Trophy triumph is for all of Pakistan

Mohammad Hafeez: Champions Trophy triumph is for all of Pakistan Kohli conceded that indeed the team erred in things they could have controlled: "Extras are never a good feeling". Instead, those who gathered at the religious centre in Rawalpindi delayed the food in order to watch Pakistan's historic win over India at the Champions Trophy on a giant TV screen. [Full Article...]

Health care on Senate Republicans' Agenda

Patty Murray of Washington, the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, continue to make attacking the legislation a main priority. McCaskill's fiery condemnation of the Republican party is an absolutely necessary reminder that those pulling the strings in both the House and the Senate now do not care about anything other than their own agenda. [Full Article...]

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria: government

Israel's military Chief of Staff is disputing Iranian claims of successfully launching missiles at militants in Syria. Russia's foreign ministry accused Washington of failing to use the hotline before downing the plane near Raqa, and called for a "careful investigation by the U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump to Announce Changes to Cuba Policy

Trump to Announce Changes to Cuba Policy President Trump will issue the memorandum when he delivers his speech at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami's Little Havana district, the heart of America's Cuban-American and Cuban exile community. The administration will consider benchmarks - free elections, the release of political prisoners and direct pay for Cuban workers - as progress that could eventually lead to the easing of the restrict... [Full Article...]

Trump slams Ossoff, praises Handel in tweets

Trump slams Ossoff, praises Handel in tweets Steve Scalise (R-LA), a third-party PAC has released an ad connecting Jon Ossoff , Democratic candidate for the Georgia 6th Congressional, to the shooting. Trump also held a fundraiser for Handel while in town for the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in April. With Democrats potentially striking the first blow against Trump in 2017, the race has drawn substantial national attention... [Full Article...]

McConnell Says GOP Getting Ready for Senate Health Care Vote

McConnell Says GOP Getting Ready for Senate Health Care Vote Trump has urged the Republican-led Senate to pass a more "generous" bill than that approved by the House, whose version he privately called "mean", according to congressional sources. "What is the harm in us gathering in the old Senate chamber, a hundred senators, Democrats and Republicans, and trying to maybe to come together?" By bringing the Senate business to a halt, the Democrats want the... [Full Article...]

Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'

Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise' Family members of Matt Mika say the MI native was shot multiple times in his chest and arm, and he remains in the intensive care unit in critical condition at George Washington University Hospital. Authorities said Hodgkinson had been living out of his van in the Alexandria area for the past few months and they are seeking more information about his recent whereabouts and contacts. [Full Article...]

Democrats Say They'll Slow Senate Work Over Secretive Health Care Bill

Democrats Say They'll Slow Senate Work Over Secretive Health Care Bill Sen. Bob Corker also said that while he would have liked to have seen a " more open process", he has a responsibility as a senator to vote on the bill. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. On Monday, Democrats brought Senate business to a standstill with a five-hour "talk-a-thon" to express outrage at Republican tactics. [Full Article...]

Southwest celebrates first day of summer with heat wave

Extreme heat can also affect planes, because the hotter it is, the thinner the air gets. The Southwest is experiencing its worst heatwave in decades. But people can't get out, even if they want to. Reportedly in countries that regularly see higher temperatures , like those in South America and the Middle East, flights in similar planes are generally scheduled for the evening or nighttime, whe... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom and European Union to begin Brexit talks

Those were, he said, the rights of expatriate citizens and problems of a new EU-UK border, notably cutting across Ireland . Sabine Weyand , the EU's deputy chief negotiator, and Olly Robbins, the British prime minister's main adviser, will steer the discussions. [Full Article...]

UK PM May's Conservatives still working on deal with DUP

Both sides agreed on a slimmed-down agenda for today's Queen's Speech, leading to a series of unpopular Tory manifesto commitments on the triple... The PM also pledged to publish the full details of any deal with the DUP , expected by next week's vote on the Queen's Speech. [Full Article...]


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