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Pence Casts Tie-Breaking Senate Vote For Defunding Abortion

Using the Congressional Review Act, which allows lawmakers to repeal recently minted regulations, senators killed a rule meant to keep federal grants flowing to clinics that provide contraception and other services in states that want to block the ...

Pence breaks Senate tie on killing family-planning grants rule

After two Republicans, Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) sided against the measure with Democrats, Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote. Some people feel that states should be allowed to withhold funds from abortion provi...

Large fire burns in Dubai near site of dramatic 2015 blaze

That building, which is due to reopen before the end of 2017, is located close to Fountain Views. The world's tallest tower, a 2,717-foot-high structure called Burj Khalifa, is part of the Downtown Dubai development. Emaar, which built both the ...

Probe ordered after EVM trail dispense only BJP slips in Madhya Pradesh

The commission, however, reiterated that the EVMs now in use are tamper-proof and asked Kejriwal to " introspect on its defeat" in the Punjab Assembly elections, instead of doubting the equipment. Congress and Aam Admi Party had met the Election Com...

PM inaugurates India's longest road tunnel

The road tunnel is India's longest and will reduce driving time between Jammu and Srinagar by two hours. Sharma said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have enough craze to see even a single big project initiated and sanctioned by the Modi Govern...

Sindhu enters final, sets up title date with Marin

India's Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is into her first final of her home Superseries event, after withstanding a late charge from Korea's Sung Ji Hyun . It then turned out to be a see-saw first set but Sindhu prevailed and won it 19-21. In the men's s...

Bus and rail services resume as Bus Eireann pickets lifted

Representatives for school bus drivers say the action just be undertaken as the current crisis within the company posses a major threat to their job security. Transport Minister Shane Ross says he wont be opening up the chequebook, and wont be interv...

Merkel celebrates German election win, challenger deflated

Like federal Germany, Saarland has been governed by a so-called grand coalition of Merkel's conservatives and the SPD - a situation likely to continue after Sunday's result left the CDU short of sufficient support to rule alone in the state.

LGBT groups decry North Carolina HB2 repeal bill

Section 1 of the bill bars state agencies, including cities and the University of North Carolina, from the "regulation of access" to multiple-occupancy restroom, showers or changing facilities except in accordance with the legislature, which essentia...

Oil edges up on Libya disruptions, but bloated US market still weighs

Gasoline and distillate stockpiles were down more than expected as refinery run rates increased, giving some hope as the energy industry reaches the end of refinery maintenance season and as driving demand is expected to rise. USA industry data yeste...

United Nations chief arrives in Baghdad to meet with Iraq officials

The U.N. chief also plans to meet leaders in Iraq's northern semi-autonomous Kurdish region. Islamic State overran about a third of Iraq in 2014, benefiting from the Sunni-Shi'ite rift that weakened the army. The U.S. -led coalition says a strike i...

White House tells Russian Federation probers: Come see intel yourselves

The White House has invited the top Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and House of Representatives intelligence panels to review new material relevant to their investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the USA presidential e...

Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info

Opponents and supporters of the FCC's broadband privacy rules are furiously lobbying the House of Representatives today as lawmakers prepare to vote this afternoon on a bill that could all but kill the initiative. "Wireless carriers are committ...

Senators urge USA Hockey to end dispute with women's team

The United States women's national team is close to ratifying an offer from USA Hockey that would put an end to 15 months of negotiation and their boycott of this week's IIHF Women's World Championship . The Women's Hockey Team has been trying to ge...

Merkel challenger seeks to move past deflating state vote

This election result demands anyone, who has been discounting Merkel's win in September based on polls should have a second thought. The election for the state legislature in Saarland, a region of just under 1 million people on the French border ...

US State Department To Approve Final Keystone XL Permit Friday

Throughout the election campaign Trump promised to withdraw the USA from the Paris accord, although in late November he said he had an "open mind" about the plan. Trump, however, campaigned on a promise to approve it, saying it would create thousan...

Marine Le Pen: Ukrainian authorities commit war crimes

Le Pen attended a meeting of the lower house of parliament's worldwide affairs committee upon an invitation by the committee's chairman Leonid Slutsky. Le Pen has sought to capitalise on the anti-globalisation anger reflected by Brexit and the electi...

Iraqi forces take two more villages in W. Mosul: Army

The harrowing video emerged as Iraqi government forces attempted to evacuate civilians from Mosul's ISIS-held Old City on Tuesday, March 21. A correspondent working for the Iraqi Kurdish news site Rudaw in Mosul said that 130 of the people who we...

Saudi Arabia faces largest-ever 9/11 lawsuit

However, 15 of the 19 terrorists, who hijacked planes, were of Saudi descent. The lawsuit was filed in New York City Friday by law firm Kreindler & Kreindler. According to the lawsuit, a series of state-run Saudi Arabian charities and government ...

Starbucks plans to give even more jobs to veterans

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz quite literally handed the keys to the company to his successor on Wednesday. As the company continues growth, it plans to increase throughput and improve the customer experience through digital platforms. Early in the m...

French candidates face off in first debate

Alluding to her top competitor Macron, who had met with German chancellor Angela Merkel the previous week , Le Pen said she didn't "want to be Mrs Merkel's vice chancellor". Six smaller candidates were excluded from Monday's debate. But Mr Macro...

Canadians want asylum seekers sent back to US

As far as security, the poll showed that 41 percent of Canadians said the increased border crossings made Canada less safe, while 46 percent said the influx had no effect on safety. The Conservative opposition have called on him to enforce stricter...

Congress awaits FBI, NSA testimony on Russia-Trump links

FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that his agency is investigating whether Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 election. Nunes also denied an unsubstantiated claim from Trump that there had been a ...

Stephen Colbert Hilariously Parodies Rachel Maddow's Trump Tax Return Reveal

Zac Petkanas, a senior adviser to the Democratic National Committee, said: "The White House's willingness to release some tax information when it suits them proves Donald Trump's audit excuse is a sham". "We got a statement from "em", she said ". He...

Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses

Israel has said it won't allow advanced weapons to reach Hezbollah . At least one of the missiles crossed the Israeli border, setting off air-raid sirens in Galilee before it was shot down by a missile-defence system. The Hezbollah leader noted that...

No Messi, Iniesta or Xavi - Klopp says squad part of Guardiola's problems

The Merseyside club are unbeaten against the other teams in the current top six this season, winning five of their nine league games against City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. "I want to be involved in that as much as ...

Uttar Pradesh govt will work for development of the state: Venkaiah Naidu

Adityanath's appointment will necessitate a byelection in Gorakhpur, which could perhaps see the coming together of the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress on the same platform to take on the BJP by fielding a common candidate.

Trump slams ruling against travel ban as 'unprecedented judicial overreach'

Judge Derrick K. Watson of Honolulu wrote that any "reasonable, objective observer" would see this executive order as "issued with a goal to disfavor a particular religion, in spite of its stated, religiously neutral goal", The New York Time...

Amarinder Singh sworn in as Punjab CM, Sidhu as Minister

Captain Amarinder's cabinet team will also include Manpreet Singh Badal, the estranged nephew of outgoing Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. However, there has been no confirmation about the same yet. That had been the question everybody had been wa...

Malaysia says found out murdered Kim Jong Nam's identity from son's DNA

Zahid said the authorities had traveled overseas to an undisclosed country to collect the DNA sample. One suspect, Ri Jong Chol, a 46-year-old North Korean, was arrested on February 18, but was later released and deported by the Malaysian governme...

Dutch conservatives, nationalists big winners from Turkey row

The municipalities expect a bigger turnout than in 2012, when 74.6 percent of the electorate voted, one of the lowest turnouts since 1970, the year that compulsory voting was abolished. Wilders, on the other hand, told the voters that after a Nexit, ...

Trump's son-in-law wins $4b with Chinese firm

The deal places a valuation of $2.85 billion on the 41-story tower, setting a new record for a single NYC building. The firm will continue to maintain a 20 percent stake in the building, while Vornado will walk away from the deal with "a 10-fold payo...

Israel suffer first defeat at World Baseball Classic

The Dutch took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning and added four more runs in both the third and the fourth innings to open a 10-0 gap from which Israel was never going to come back. Blake Gailen made it 3-1 with an RBI double. He took Marc...

Dutch Election Upended as Turkey Dispute Seen Boosting Wilders

Reality Check verdict: Germany and the Netherlands have banned or obstructed a number of Turkish political rallies in recent days, sparking a furious diplomatic row with Turkey . "Wilders could benefit because this incident strengthens the image th...

Akhilesh will get second term as UP CM: Ram Gopal Yadav

Outgoing chief minister Akhilesh Yadav today said he would never regret the alliance with the Congress because it had helped the party a lot. "His statement reflects his desperation as he stares at the exit polls and he has accepted his defeat".

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Interpol president reported missing during trip to China

FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, Interpol President, Meng Hongwei, delivers his opening address at the Interpol World congress in Singapore. After being elected as the h...

John Paul Stevens says Kavanaugh shouldn't be on Supreme Court

When asked his opinion on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh , whom Stevens had once lauded, he said his views have changed after watching Kavanaugh's hearing. Although a lifelong ...

Melania Trump Shows of Dance Moves in Kenya

The first lady laughed after one elephant in the group of 18 made a sudden move and she momentarily lost her footing. After petting one baby elephant, Trump was nudged by the el...

Pompeo to meet Kim Jong Un in fresh visit

In the September 19 written statement, Pompeo had announced talks with North Korean officials involving him and newly appointed USA envoy Stephen Biegun. After a summit between...

'Unsafe and Unprofessional': Chinese warship sails within 45 yards of Navy destroyer

It is now routine for British , Japanese , Australian , and US ships to sail the area, disregarding incessant warnings and orders from Chinese military officials who call w...

Melania Trump recycles $595 Veronica Beard jacket in Ghana

The Cape Coast castle , now a monument, has attracted world dignitaries including Trump's predecessor, America's first black president Barack Obama , his wife, Michelle, and thei...

Trump mocks woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault

The president's comments were similar to those of his son, Donald Trump Jr., who told the Daily Mail he was more concerned about how his sons will be affected by the #MeToo mo...

USA ends diplomatic visas for United Nations same-sex partners

In a statement published on its website on October 1, the State Department has warned: "Effective immediately, USA embassies and consulates will adjudicate visa applications tha...

White House tells Federal Bureau of Investigation it can talk to anyone about Kavanaugh

The president faced accusations of sexual misconduct from several women before he was elected. While Democrats have said they hope to keep delaying Kavanaugh's nomination unt...

Republicans’ prosecutor for Kavanaugh hearing says she wouldn’t lay criminal charges

Trump didn't discuss whether he might release the written scope of work. And some of our colleagues said that, 'We'll be back here one week from now. "W$3 hy not agree to a one-wee...

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Paws for peace - North Korea's Kim sends two dogs across DMZ

Paws for peace - North Korea's Kim sends two dogs across DMZ

Ri's comments at the UN General Assembly were toned down from a year ago , when North Korea and the United States exchanged sharp words that had the world anxious the two sides co...

White House denies ‘micromanaging’ Kavanaugh probe

White House denies ‘micromanaging’ Kavanaugh probe

Senate Republican leaders agreed Friday to delay a final vote on Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation by the FBI at the request of Arizona Sen. Don McGahn is the current ...

Flights, Trains Canceled as Typhoon Hits Japan

Flights, Trains Canceled as Typhoon Hits Japan

A woman in her 60s was missing in Miyazaki prefecture, southern Japan , after she was washed away in a paddy irrigation channel, according to NHK. About 320 domestic and global ...

SC lifts ban on women entering Sabarimala

SC lifts ban on women entering Sabarimala

However, he plans on having a discussion regarding the matter with the government as well as the temple's board. Padmakumar said that women devotees will have to cope with the fa...

Judiciary Democrats Demand Kavanaugh Hearing Be Postponed Over Allegations

Judiciary Democrats Demand Kavanaugh Hearing Be Postponed Over Allegations

Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video , and analysis from ABC News . But at least a hint of doubt has crept in. "They cou...