• Puerto Rican Voters Choose Statehood But Congress Has the Last Word
Puerto Rican Voters Choose Statehood But Congress Has the Last Word

Ninety-seven percent of those who cast ballots voted in favor of Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state, but just 23 percent of eligible voters took part. On Sunday, they voted on their choice, for the fifth time in 50 years as a part of a plebiscite, on whether to become the 51st state of the United States or not.

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  • Mattis 'shocked' by state of combat readiness
Mattis 'shocked' by state of combat readiness

He said the department "currently has more infrastructure capacity than required for operations". Mattis has been one of Russia's most vocal critics. Mattis made his comments Monday night in testimony to the House Armed Services Committee. Trump sided with Qatar's antagonists, calling on the Gulf state to stop "the funding of terrorism".

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  • US Defence Secretary James Mattis pressurises China over N.Korea
US Defence Secretary James Mattis pressurises China over N.Korea

In a statement yesterday, the ministers called for North Korea to take all necessary steps to de-escalate the situation, and to abide by its worldwide obligations. The defense chief spoke directly to concerns that the United States might grant concessions to China to ensure its cooperation on North Korea , saying the issue was not "binary" and...

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  • French president says 8th death confirmed after London attacks
French president says 8th death confirmed after London attacks

British police have identified 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba , an Italian of Moroccan descent, as the third attacker in Saturday's violent rampage in London that killed at least seven people. Her family described her in a statement as an "outgoing, kind and generous person". The second victim of the London Bridge terror attack to be named w...

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  • Sturgeon sees independence from United Kingdom by 2025 - ITV
Sturgeon sees independence from United Kingdom by 2025 - ITV

The SNP won 56 of the 59 seats in Scotland in the 2015 general election, a record result which they will struggle to match this time round. According to John Curtice , Professor of Politics at Strathclyde University, support for Labour has risen by 13 points amongst 18 to 34 year-old Scots, but among older voters the increase has only been...

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  • United Kingdom arrests three as footage of London Bridge attack appears online
United Kingdom arrests three as footage of London Bridge attack appears online

British police investigating the deadly attacks on London Bridge on Saturday said they had arrested three more suspects, as footage of the moment officers shot the assailants dead appeared online. Butt, 27, was a British citizen born in Pakistan known to security services and even featured in a television documentary entitled " The Jihadis Ne...

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  • 10-member opposition group to meet on President poll on Wednesday
10-member opposition group to meet on President poll on Wednesday

Amit Shah postponed his Monday visit to Arunachal Pradesh and the party is likely to defer its national executive meeting scheduled for July 15-16 in view of the presidential election. Only after the BJP announces its candidate will the Opposition parties, including the Congress and the Left, take a final call on a candidate. Congress Presiden...

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  • Retail inflation falls to record low, factory output dips
Retail inflation falls to record low, factory output dips

The current inflation rate is the lowest since the series began in 2012. Inflation apart, industrial output too slipped to 3.1 percent in April from 6.5 percent a year ago, possibly because of lagged impact of demonetisation, government data showed today.

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  • PM Modi mourns Dr C Narayana Reddy's death
PM Modi mourns Dr C Narayana Reddy's death

C Narayana Reddy Passed Away :- Veteran lyric writer and poet C Narayana Reddy passed away this morning in Hyderabad . He was honoured with the prestigious Jnanapeeth Award in 1988 for his Viswambhara'. Narayana Reddy's first poetic work was Navvani Puvvu , published in the year 1953. He was king of the king in Telugu language and a wonderful ...

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  • British PM Theresa May seeks lifeline after bruising election result
British PM Theresa May seeks lifeline after bruising election result

The words "strong and stable" will haunt the rest of the Prime Minister's political career, if she manages to survive what is the most turbulent time in British politics in over 40 years - and this after promising us stability. Foster, who is due to meet May on Tuesday, could insist that Britain stay in the customs union, and that would pro...

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  • Penguins Beat Predators 2-0 For Second Consecutive Stanley Cup
Penguins Beat Predators 2-0 For Second Consecutive Stanley Cup

Crosby was the Penguins' second-highest scorer in the playoffs with 27 points and the 29-year-old saved his best performance for Game Five of the Final with the series tied 2-2 and Nashville riding the momentum of consecutive victories. He set a rookie record with two shutouts in the Final. All four of Pittsburgh's Stanley Cups have been clin...

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  • UK PM May's Brexit plan has not changed, her spokesman says
UK PM May's Brexit plan has not changed, her spokesman says

The Sunday newspapers carried reports that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was set to launch a bid to oust her, although he dismissed them as "tripe". "I don't think Theresa May and this government have any credibility", Corbyn told the Sunday Mirror , predicting that there could be another election within months.

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  • Britain's PM May to face party lawmakers after election disaster
Britain's PM May to face party lawmakers after election disaster

May completed a limited cabinet reshuffle on Sunday . It was a surprise move - Gove was sacked as justice minister by May a year ago after his bid to become party leader forced now-foreign minister Boris Johnson from the race, amid accusations of treachery and political backstabbing.

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  • French president tries to ease Gulf dispute
French president tries to ease Gulf dispute

Qatar's new and state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport in Doha serves as a major transit hub for some 37 million passengers a year, largely between Europe and Asia. "The banking and banking transactions and procedures in the State of Qatar continue to be normal, both at the level of local financial transactions and between the Qatari bankin...

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  • British Prime Minister Theresa May Loses Majority After Snap Election
British Prime Minister Theresa May Loses Majority After Snap Election

Last week, we talked about Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap election. And the relationship between the Conservatives and its minority government partner, the Democratic Unionist Party , also remains unclear. And the Democratic Unionist Party want what most parties want. Ravaged by deindustrialization and home to the kinds o...

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  • Turkish president approves troops to Qatar
Turkish president approves troops to Qatar

He said these were "completely fabricated and baseless". Iranian media meanwhile reported Sunday that three traditional dhow boats carrying some 350 tons of fruit are to leave for Qatar from the small Iranian port of Dayyer. Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah on Sunday called for dialogue to resolve the diplomatic rift between ...

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  • Theresa May To Form UK Govt With Right-Wing Irish Democratic Unionist Party
Theresa May To Form UK Govt With Right-Wing Irish Democratic Unionist Party

Already, some banks have started moving jobs out of the United Kingdom and into other European countries because they fear they'll lose business after Brexit if they don't. She wanted, for example, an end to the automatic right of EU nationals to settle in the U.K. She wanted total control over U.K. trade while maintaining full access to the EU s...

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  • Qatar begins shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf rift
Qatar begins shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf rift

The diplomatic spat which has threatened the stability of the Gulf is one of the worst in decades, experts have warned. Qatar's Central Bank said yesterday banking transactions at home and overseas were continuing normally despite the diplomatic crisis which has seen several Gulf countries sever ties with the emirate.

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  • Reporters Repeatedly Ask Spicer Same Question on Comey Tapes, Get Same Answer
Reporters Repeatedly Ask Spicer Same Question on Comey Tapes, Get Same Answer

The Secret Service handled recording systems within the White House for past presidents, including presidents Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. "In response to your request, the Secret Service has conducted a reasonable search for responsive records", the agency wrote to the Journal.

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  • Melania Trump, son Barron move into the White House
Melania Trump, son Barron move into the White House

He also said he hoped that Trump had taped their conversation and would, in turn, release them publicly. During his testimony, he brought up the referenced tapes. Kennedy - the agency's latest denial may not necessarily rule out the possibility of a separate recording system, according to The Journal . The issue of White House tapes has been rai...

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  • Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes
Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

The agency issued that statement in response to The Wall Street Journal's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request Monday, amid pointed questions following Trump's suggestion that there may be recordings of his interactions with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey .

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  • Maha loan waiver: Rich farmers may not be benefited
Maha loan waiver: Rich farmers may not be benefited

Moreover, rich farmers are likely to be excluded from the loan waiver announced by the BJP-led government in Maharashtra, Patil was quoted saying by PTI. The government's statement merely announced a "probe into incident of death of five persons due to use of force over agitators in the violence during the agitation on June 6, 2017 in Mandsaur ...

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  • Sandeep Dikshit's remarks against Army chief 'absolutely wrong': Rahul Gandhi
Sandeep Dikshit's remarks against Army chief 'absolutely wrong': Rahul Gandhi

He was reacting to General Rawat statement where he had said - "See, I am an Army officer, just anything can not affect me. The aspersions they cast, the shaming, the choice of words they would make - not just now, but since the time of the Batla House encounter are to demoralise the Army", she said.

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  • Brexit talks may not start on time
Brexit talks may not start on time

She mocked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , a socialist, as incompetent and unrealistic, but his electoral campaign energised the youth vote and wiped out the Conservatives' majority in parliament . The snap general election , which was called by May only two months ago, was expected to secure the Conservatives place as the sole party in Govern...

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  • British PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco
British PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco

The pound hit an eight-week low against the dollar and its lowest levels in seven months versus the euro before recovering slightly on news she would form a DUP-backed government. Now the European Union negotiators know she hasn't got the full backing of the British people. Complicating the outlook for the pound, however, is the strong showing ...

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  • Trump Says He Is '100%' Willing To Testify Under Oath About Comey
Trump Says He Is '100%' Willing To Testify Under Oath About Comey

Meanwhile, a congressional panel asked for any tapes of their conversations. The ex-FBI boss led one of several Russian Federation inquiries before he was sacked. "Well, I'll tell you about that - maybe sometime in the very near future", Mr Trump said. "I mean, I will tell you I didn't say that ". "I'm not hinting anything".

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  • San Fernando Valley Congressman Proposes Impeachment of Trump, Alleging Obstruction of Justice
San Fernando Valley Congressman Proposes Impeachment of Trump, Alleging Obstruction of Justice

Trump". Sherman believes there is enough evidence to support a charge of obstruction of justice. "If a real Trump scandal comes along, the Democrats will be haunted by a decision to spend their political capital and credibility on a scandal that came up short".

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  • Merkel Ready for Brexit Talks with Britain
Merkel Ready for Brexit Talks with Britain

But as Gardner warns, without getting the strong majority she wanted, May remains beholden to the Euroskeptics in her party. She has fewer seats than she started with. Shadow global trade secretary Barry Gardiner also appeared to soften Labour's stance on membership of the single market, acknowledging it was "an open question" whether Britain c...

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  • #Resist: Pride marches were a mix of anger & celebration across the country
#Resist: Pride marches were a mix of anger & celebration across the country

American blogger Perez Hilton, who served as global ambassador for this year's parade, said , "With all the very bad things happening to gay, lesbian and transgender people all over the world, I am so happy to be in a place that is so welcoming".

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  • The Six-Day War that changed Palestinian history
The Six-Day War that changed Palestinian history

The Israelis rallied in Haifa on Monday, the anniversary of the Six-Day War fought on June 5-10, 1967 between the Israeli regime on the one side and Egypt, Jordan , and Syria on the other. "The occupation has shaped the lives of both Palestinians and Israelis". Sixty-two percent of Jewish Israelis object to the term " occupation " to describ...

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  • PM May not sobbing over election, Brexit minister says
PM May not sobbing over election, Brexit minister says

Amid the uncertainty, they're selling off the British currency as business leaders warn that the lack of clarity could hinder investments. Miles Celic, the chief executive of TheCityUK, Britain's most powerful financial lobby group, said the comments indicated the government plans to continue with its current strategy and that it retains a parlia...

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  • Pakistan ride on captain Sarfraz's superb show to beat Sri Lanka
Pakistan ride on captain Sarfraz's superb show to beat Sri Lanka

It was his fifth boundary in 79 balls and led the joyous wicket-keeper to run a semi-circle round the ground. Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets in Cardiff on Monday to book a last-four showdown with the hosts back at Sophia Gardens on Wednesday.

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  • Donald Trump's name, quote removed in NJ school's yearbook
Donald Trump's name, quote removed in NJ school's yearbook

Junior Wyatt Dobrovich-Fago wore a "Trump" sweater vest that started the call to arms in the first place. "I think it was probably politically motivated". Joseph Berardo said he asked the school whether students' shirts supporting Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders had been changed but "we haven't seen that".

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  • Arrest over London terror attack
Arrest over London terror attack

Specialist officers from the Marine Police Unit and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have been searching the river since the night of the attack. Police said Zaghba had not been a subject of interest to police or the domestic spy agency MI5. In fact, Butt was one of the main characters in a television documentary called The Jihadi...

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  • Israeli PM calls for dismantling of UN Palestinian aid agency
Israeli PM calls for dismantling of UN Palestinian aid agency

The Israeli leader said the body that aids millions of Palestinian refugees incites anti-Israeli sentiments and that he had already conveyed his message to the U.S. " I told her it was time the United Nations re-examine UNRWA's existence ", Netanyahu said. "The sanctity and neutrality of United Nations premises must be preserved at all times", it...

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