PM Modi performs 'aarti' at Radha Krishna temple in Lisbon, Portugal

However, the offer is still subject to congressional approval. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to spend almost five hours with US President Donald Trump in order to know each other well, forge a strong personal bond and take forward a solid bilateral relationship when they meet at the White House on Monday. [Full Article...]

U.S. home sales rebound as prices hit new high

U.S. home sales rebound as prices hit new high High demand from buyers and a low supply of homes on the market helped to push prices higher across many parts of the country in May, according to the National Association of Realtors ( NAR ). That was up 1.1% from a downwardly-revised April sales pace, and beat economists' expectations of a 5.51 million pace. In California, the statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes in Ap... [Full Article...]

High-rise fire risk probed after Grenfell Tower blaze

A major evacuation is under way on a London housing estate over fire safety fears in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Ms Gould said that it was expected the work would take three or four weeks, adding: "We realise that this is hugely distressing for everyone affected and we will be doing all we can, alongside the London Fire Brigade and other authorities, to support our residents at this... [Full Article...]

GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling

Republican Senator Rand Paul is slamming the effort by his Kentucky colleague, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. For the senators now crafting the Obamacare replacement, it matters little what is in the plan or what its effects will be. The bill would also provide health care tax credits linked to people's incomes - not their ages, like th... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia says it disrupts attack on offshore oil field

Saudi Arabia says it disrupts attack on offshore oil field The official confirmed the three small boats, bearing red and white flags, entered the Saudi territorial waters in the Gulf. Fishing is common enough in these waters, though Saudi Arabia's massive distrust of Iran and the incident's proximity to a lucrative off-shore oil field appears to be tailor-made for the Saudis to interpret the incursion as some broader plot against them. [Full Article...]

Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation

In an interview with NBC's Lester Holt on May 11, Trump said he was "going to fire [Comey] regardless of recommendation" from Rosenstein and Sessions. Justice Department officials did not provide further context for the statement, but it came within hours after The Washington Post reported that the special counsel's investigation had expanded to include questions about Mr. [Full Article...]

Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

He too said Mueller should be left to conduct his investigation independently. Asked about it on ABC this weekend, Jay Sekulow said that if there were a serious basis for it, the president would be allowed: "Whether he would do it is ultimately a decision the president makes". [Full Article...]

Trump acknowledges for first time he's under investigation

Trump fired Comey in May, just as the FBI was investigating ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. It wasn't clear whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports this week that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month. [Full Article...]

USA farmers slam Trump's clampdown

Last week, a group of House Republicans sent a letter to Trump opposing "reversing course" on Cuba . But the significant policy shift will curtail Americans' ability to travel freely to Cuba , even as numerous US airlines, hotels and travel sites like AirBnb have begun offering services there. [Full Article...]

Several NATO soldiers killed by an Afghan soldier in Balkh province

Several NATO soldiers killed by an Afghan soldier in Balkh province The Taliban used this tactic to penetrate security at the Afghan National Army's 209th Shaheen Corps Headquarters in Mazar-i-Sharif in Balkh province in April. So-called green-on-blue, or insider, attacks have been a recurring problem for the USA -led coalition, most recently on June 10 in the Achin District of eastern Nangarhar province, where US ground forces are helping Afghan special force... [Full Article...]

Unsettled weather continues - plus a look in the tropics

The good news is that Invest 93-L remains a poorly organized broad area of low pressure. There's a high chance that a tropical wave now located over the western Caribbean Sea will develop into a storm early next week. As of now, the models are trying to forecast something that doesn't exist. Meanwhile . a couple of unseasonably strong tropical waves have emerged off the coast of Africa & are ... [Full Article...]

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

Jack McClenahan, a retired Belleville business owner, said he had several unpleasant run-ins with Hodgkinson over the years while Hodgkinson protested a favored Democratic political cause outside the local post office. Sanders issued a two-paragraph statement on the shooting and read it almost verbatim on the Senate floor. In the wake of this tragedy, all we can do is pray for the cont... [Full Article...]

'Will not be shushed': Sen Kamala Harris interrupted by male colleagues again

'Will not be shushed': Sen Kamala Harris interrupted by male colleagues again Bila fired back and noted that all of the women around the table of " The View " interrupt one another constantly. A black woman can't question a white attorney general? HOSTIN: She doesn't let them evade the question. "OK, just wanted to clear that up". I also think Sessions and McCain hoped their actions would evoke a stereotypical response from Harris - perhaps the rolling of her ne... [Full Article...]

Congressional Shooter Recently Wrote, "It's Time To Destroy Trump & Co".

Congressional Shooter Recently Wrote, President Obama defended doing so after Newtown: "Are we really prepared to say that we're powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard?" And after all, a man did indeed ask one Republican member of Congress, Rep. None of that stopped some conservatives from concluding that Hodgkinson was aiming to injure Republicans specifically, and that he was driven by a liberal cultur... [Full Article...]

Gunman fires on congressional baseball practice in Virginia, wounding several

The Alexandria Police said that they had the suspect in custody and that the shooter is "not a threat". He is listed in stable condition , his office said. "We heard a very loud shot" during batting practice", Flake said. After the incident was reported , Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), who was there when the shooting happened, told CNN "there must have been 50 to 100 shots fired". [Full Article...]

Mattis: Trump has delegated decisions on Afghan troop levels

Mattis: Trump has delegated decisions on Afghan troop levels During Wednesday's hearing, Mattis laid some of the blame for the current situation in Afghanistan on Obama's timeline, noting that pulling forces at a predetermined pace only emboldened the Taliban and strained a government and military that wasn't ready to fight without USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation support. [Full Article...]

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Morocco to send food to Qatar

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Morocco to send food to Qatar Qatar's currency, the riyal, touched a new low against the dollar on Tuesday as the country's diplomatic crisis continued. Dujarric said the secretary-general was encouraging diplomacy "to address concerns and is ready to support such efforts, if desired by all parties". [Full Article...]

Rodman says he's going to NKorea to open a door

Rodman says he's going to NKorea to open a door Trump called Rodman "smart" for his 2013 trip to North Korea, Politico reported at the time. North Korea has touted its drone program in recent years, and South Korean officials believe its military has about 300 drones. The visit, the goal of which remained unclear, would be Rodman's latest to the nuclear-armed nation. The trip quickly turned into a debacle, with sponsors dropping some of t... [Full Article...]

Largest West Bank settlement construction in 25 years

Largest West Bank settlement construction in 25 years This time Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the largest number of settlements since 1992, in defiance of requests by the United States . Turkey on Saturday condemned the approval of 2,500 additional Israeli settlements in Palestine's West Bank . Sears released a statement Wednesday saying that they removed their "Free Palestine" shirts from its online marketplace . [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico votes for statehood in referendum

Rosello has argued that statehood for Puerto Rico could help the island's economy. But Gov. Ricardo Rossello said the vote sends a clear message to Congress. Moreover, this plebiscite was not authorized or certified by the U.S. Department of Justice or Congress, which throws its impact into question. Almost half of the island's 3.4 million people live in poverty, and unemployment is 12.4 percent... [Full Article...]

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