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Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage with the government of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as American concern grows over the North's acceleration toward having a nuclear missile that can strike the US mainland.
  • US Trump's visit not mentioned in Queen's speech on government policy

    US Trump's visit not mentioned in Queen's speech on government policy

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    A formal vote on the speech will not occur until next week. As the government's programme for the next two years is usually set out in the Queen's Speech , it is believed the state visit will not take place in that time, at least. The previously confirmed state visit by Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia in July was mentioned in her speech. The Queen's Speech comes at a time when May's premiership has become vulnerable and the country's future uncertain, with negotiations over ...
  • US Fighter Jet Shoots Down Armed Drone in Syria

    US Fighter Jet Shoots Down Armed Drone in Syria

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    OIR said that that armed drone "displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces". The two latest shoot downs, in addition to the one on June 8, has raised questions over whether the U.S.is getting drawn into a war with Russian Federation or Syria , rather than just with ISIS.
  • Tropical Storm Cindy expected to reach Gulf Coast tonight

    Tropical Storm Cindy expected to reach Gulf Coast tonight

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    Our New Orleans sister station, WWL-TV, says sustained winds of Tropical Storm force - above 38 miles per hour - have already started occurring along much of the Louisiana Gulf Coast, as well as parts of the MS coastline. Meteorologists say the precipitation will taper off Saturday as drier air enters Arkansas and as the remainder of the tropical storm pushes into Tennessee.
  • Queen unveils govt agenda in scaled-down Parliament opening

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    When Elizabeth II rolled up to the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday, she did so without numerous trappings that typically attend the Queen's Speech . Declining her traditional horse-drawn carriage, keeping the imperial crown beside her rather than atop her head, and swapping the royal robes for a blue dress, the queen pointedly toned down the pomp this year.
  • Britain will consult more intensively with business over Brexit

    Britain will consult more intensively with business over Brexit

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    Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, refused on Sunday to say whether Labour would support the Great Repeal Bill, saying he would wait to study the legislation. Britain is "very conscious of how they will use that time sequence to pressure us, and we'll avoid that at every turn", Davis told ITV on May 14. "It's not when it starts it's how it finishes that matters", he said.
  • Indian sportspersons celebrate International Yoga Day

    Indian sportspersons celebrate International Yoga Day

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    Troops from the Indian Army held a yoga session at the Siachen, regarded as the highest battlefield in the world. The event made it to the Guinness World Records with 35,985 participants performing asanas at one venue and 84 nationalities being part of it.
  • UK Queens husband Prince Philip, 96, admitted to hospital

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    Prince Philip will not attend. There is likely to be concern for the Duke given his age of 96, but he was out of his hospital bed earlier on Wednesday and a Palace spokesman said he is in "good spirits". The Prince of Wales will accompany the Queen to the State Opening. Prince Philip will not attend.The Queen will be outlining the government's lawmaking agenda for the next two years during her speech at Buckingham palace.
  • Johnson says he was unaware of FBI Russia probe

    Johnson says he was unaware of FBI Russia probe

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    The Intercept , citing a classified intelligence document, reported that Russian military intelligence "executed a cyberattack on at least one USA voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November's presidential election ".
  • TS Cindy bringing heavy rains, storms to Gulf Coast

    TS Cindy bringing heavy rains, storms to Gulf Coast

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    Tropical Storm Cindy has been causing rain in much of the Southeast. A tropical storm watch was issued Monday for the upper Texas Coast as a disturbance churns over the Gulf of Mexico. "People along the upper Gulf coast will also need to be vigilant for the risk of a few tornadoes and waterspouts through Thursday", according to AccuWeather Storm Warning Meteorologist Richard Schraeger.
  • GOP senators complain on eve of health care bill unveiling

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    Johnson now serves on the GOP working group that is drafting the Senate version of the American Health Care Act . However, Grassley acknowledged the Republican bill probably wouldn't draw any votes from Democrats, either. Will make it worse: 41 percent. Eroding support for the House bill comes as Senate Republicans endeavor to pass their own version of the bill before the end of June.