President Trump Fired Back at Mitch McConnell for Criticizing His 'Excessive Expectations'

Trump used Twitter to criticize the Senate's lack of action, and he has since appeared disgruntled by McConnell's inability to deliver on the healthcare overhaul. Republican senators are on defense this month in their districts after the Obamacare repeal disaster that Trump has distanced his administration from. Read More

Trump's Solution to Opioid Crisis: Tell Kids Drugs Are 'No Good'

Trump's Solution to Opioid Crisis: Tell Kids Drugs Are 'No Good'

However, he noted, "the resources we need or the focus we need to bring to bear on the opioid crisis can be addressed without a declaration of emergency, but all things are on the table for the President". "If they do start, it's awfully tough to get off", Trump said. According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , released separately, overdose death rates in the third quarter of 2016 reached a record-high of 19.9 deaths per 100,000, and the trend shows a ... Read More

72nd A-bomb anniversary in Nagasaki amid US-NKorea tension

Swords said news this week involving nuclear weapons and North Korea has increased the need for a call to action by the public. "A strong sense of anxiety is spreading across the globe that in the not too distant future these weapons could actually be used again". Read More

Chloe Ayling Kidnapping Wasn't Hoax, Insists Lawyer

Chloe Ayling Kidnapping Wasn't Hoax, Insists Lawyer

Pesce said suggestions that Ayling may have been involved in her own kidnapping were " evil ", adding she only complied with her captors out of fear. The arrest of a suspect in the alleged abduction and Ayling's account of a startling ordeal have garnered global media attention since details about the case emerged over the weekend. Read More

France police arrest suspect in auto attack case

France police arrest suspect in auto attack case

The Paris Police Authority said a police operation is under way in the area and they are searching for the vehicle. Of the six hit by the vehicle, two were reported to be in serious condition. Some 300 police tracked down the vehicle sought in connection with the attack, which left six people injured. The anti-terrorism unit of the Paris prosecutors' office has launched a probe into the car-ramming, AFP reported, citing a statement from Paris prosecutors. Read More

Canada sends soldiers to U.S. border where refugees cross

Canada sends soldiers to U.S. border where refugees cross

Hundreds of Haitians have crossed into Quebec in recent weeks, spurred partly by false accounts of asylum seekers being able to immediately obtain residency after entering Canada. Canada said last week it planned to house some migrants in Montreal's Olympic Stadium. On Wednesday, the Quebec government announced the opening of another facility, this one at the Royal Victoria Hospital with a capacity of between 300 and 320 places. Read More

Isaraeli Pilots reported problem before deadly helicopter crash

Isaraeli Pilots reported problem before deadly helicopter crash

The crash occurred two months after Israel's Apache squadrons were grounded after a 7.8in (20cm)-long crack was found in a tail rotor blade during a routine inspection. Approximately nine minutes after reporting the malfunction, as pilot Maj. According to preliminary information, military, military helicopter crashed in an accident. Read More

US Jet Takes Evasive Action After Close Call With Iranian Drone

US Jet Takes Evasive Action After Close Call With Iranian Drone

Naval Forces Central statement. 147 was in a landing pattern several thousand feet off the deck of the ship waiting to land. In recent months, USA jets operating in Syria have shot down armed Iranian drones that moved too close to American ground troops. Read More

Trump vows 'fire and fury' over North Korea nuke threat

Trump vows 'fire and fury' over North Korea nuke threat

During an hour-long phone call, Moon and Trump said they would continue cooperating to rein in North Korea, particularly ahead of a regular joint military drill set for late August, South Korean presidential office spokesman Park Su-hyun told a media briefing. Read More

EC becomes battleground for Congress, BJP

Ahmed Patel has the support of 44 Congres MLAs and is hoping to get the support of 2 NCP MLAs , though their support is still in a dicey situation. Patel , Political Secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi , needs 45 votes to win. Prasad said the Congress had no objection in the morning and did not ask for keeping aside the two impugned votes or asked them to be declared as tendered. Read More

Military Bases Can Now Shoot Down Drones That Are Trespassing

Military Bases Can Now Shoot Down Drones That Are Trespassing

Earlier that year, a drone had landed on the lawn of the White House. The policy specifically applies to drones that it says are potential "threats", but the military didn't say when or how a drone becomes a threat. The armed forces also fear they could be used to spy on the US too. The U.S. Army hasn't specifically stated how close a drone has to be before it gets shot down. Read More

Kenyatta Urges Kenyans To Shun Violence Before Tense Election

Kenyatta Urges Kenyans To Shun Violence Before Tense Election

More than 14,000 candidates are standing in those elections. The 55-year-old, accompanied by his wife Margaret, his mother and two of his three children, urged Kenyans to vote peacefully and go home to await the results. Kenyans on Tuesday started voting in a fiercely contested election that pits Kenyatta against challenger Raila Odinga . Alfred Nganga, a press liaison for Nakumatt, Kenya's largest supermarket chain, said the volume of customers Monday was the largest in recent weeks. Read More

We won't negotiate our nuclear arms with the UN - North Korea

We won't negotiate our nuclear arms with the UN - North Korea

The sanctions will block North Korea's biggest foreign currency earners - including the sale of coal, iron ore, iron, lead and seafood. The Blue House also emphasized support for continued joint military exercises with the U.S. "Do not violate the U.N.'s decision or provoke global society's goodwill by conducting missile launching or nuclear tests", Wang said, in an unusually direct admonition. Read More

Wreckage of Bell Helicopter MV-22 Osprey found off Australia

Wreckage of Bell Helicopter MV-22 Osprey found off Australia

Lt Cross' brother Ryan Cross on Monday said his younger sibling had the "highest moral character" and was "devoted" to the Marine Corps. "He would sacrifice himself in a minute to make sure that his fellow service members were safe", Cross said. Read More

Mueller requests White House documents on Flynn

Mueller requests White House documents on Flynn

At the core of suspicions against Flynn are payments of more than half a million dollars transferred to Flynn's former consulting firm by a Turkish-American businessman who is suspected to have served as a government mediator between September and November 2016. Read More

Explosive device caused blast at Minnesota mosque during morning prayer

Explosive device caused blast at Minnesota mosque during morning prayer

No one was hurt, and damage was largely confined to the imam's office. Since the morning attack at mosque, the area has been shut down as an active crime scene, but it has also attracted well-wishers, from neighbors to other members of the faith community. Read More

Planned immigration changes in USA favour high-earning English speakers

Planned immigration changes in USA favour high-earning English speakers

Listening to US President Donald Trump talk about a proposed immigration bill you'd be forgiven if you mistook him for talking about the Canadian immigration point-based system because it is something along the same lines. If the bill gets passed and signed in law, the country will move to a 'merit-based 'system supporting only English-speaking skilled workers for residency cards and technology professionals from countries like India. Read More

ASEAN, China adopt framework for South China Sea code of conduct

ASEAN, China adopt framework for South China Sea code of conduct

During last year's summit in Vientiane, Laos, the heads of state and government were not able to come up with a definitive stance on the maritime disputes in the South China Sea, as Cambodia opposed any mention of the landmark ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague against Beijing and in favor of the Philippines. Read More

Al-Jazeera 'deplores' Israel decision to shut it down

Al-Jazeera 'deplores' Israel decision to shut it down

Netanyahu tweeted his congratulations to Kara "who on my instructions took concrete steps to end Al-Jazeera's incitement" in Israel. "Lately, nearly all countries in our region determined that Al Jazeera supports terrorism, supports religious radicalization", Mr Kara said. Read More

Opposition leader freed from Venezuela jail and placed under house arrest

Opposition leader freed from Venezuela jail and placed under house arrest

It is both deterring and disheartening when democratic countries and human rights institutions merely bemoan Venezuela's critical situation. One of Maduro's biggest opponents, Attorney General Luisa Ortega , announced late Wednesday she opened an investigation into "scandalous" electoral fraud, alleging the election council manipulated turnout figures on the vote Sunday. Read More