Author: 0 Leo Varadkar set to become Taoiseach

In a move created to heal any divisions in his own party, Varadkar on Tuesday appointed the man he defeated, Simon Coveney, as deputy leader of Fine Gael. Mr. Varadkar, 38, will serve as Ireland's 14 taoiseach . He has made his leadership rival Simon Coveney the deputy leader of the party. "I think that is too restrictive", he said.

Author: 0 Fifth Republican senator opposes chamber's health-care bill

Brian Sandoval. Wisconsin's Ron Johnson is one of four Republicans not yet on board with the U.S. Senate version of a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare . "No argument against Trumpcare is more eloquent than the grave consequences it means in people's lives", she wrote colleagues. The tax was imposed to help pay for Obamacare.

Author: 0 123 killed in Pakistan tanker blast

The severely injured are being tried to shift to Multan but due to lack of facilities and ambulances, it is becoming hard, media reported. Geo News quoted eyewitnesses as saying that some people in the vicinity were smoking cigarettes, which could have ignited the inferno.

People 'Hard Brexit' must be abandoned after election: Scottish leader
Author: 0 'Hard Brexit' must be abandoned after election: Scottish leader

Ms Sturgeon said: "We will reflect on these results, we will listen to voters and we will consider very carefully the best way forward for Scotland , a way forward that is in the interests of all of Scotland". Sturgeon said that while the SNP finished first in Scotland "It is an inescapable fact that we also suffered some bitterly disappointing losses". She said the Tories should be using their influence to advance gay rights in Northern Ireland - the only part of the United Kingdom where ...

People Democrats Ask 'What's Next?' After Republican Congressional Victories
Author: 0 Democrats Ask 'What's Next?' After Republican Congressional Victories

However, there's a very dramatic partisan tilt when they make the question just about the president: "When Donald Trump says something is 'Fake News, ' do you think he is more likely to say that because (A) he believes the information in the story isn't true, or (B) he just doesn't like what is being reported, or (C) not sure?" Drew Hammill, a Pelosi spokesman, said she's done more than just raise money and that Pelosi is "without rival" as a legislative tactician.

People EU's Barnier assures Britons of compromises on Brexit
Author: 0 EU's Barnier assures Britons of compromises on Brexit

Outlining its official position last month , the European Union said it needed detailed guarantees so citizens have the same rights to work, pensions, education and healthcare - so they can live "as if Brexit never happened", in the words of one senior official.

People White House answers request with Trump tweet
Author: 0 White House answers request with Trump tweet

The document release followed a report Friday by The Washington Post saying those "modest" remedies resulted from months on wrangling within the Obama White House after the Central Intelligence Agency presented definitive evidence of Russian hacking and other activities.

People Mark Zuckerberg Just Changed Facebook's Mission
Author: 0 Mark Zuckerberg Just Changed Facebook's Mission

To help achieve this, Facebook has announced several additions coming to Groups. That's why Zuckerberg introduced new features such as Group Insights , a tool that provides group administrators with real-time metrics allowing them to track membership growth and engagement, including which members are writing the most posts.

People Trump's Washington hotel saw nearly $20 million in revenue
Author: 0 Trump's Washington hotel saw nearly $20 million in revenue

His private club doubled the cost of signing up to $ 200,000 after Donald Trump's election in the presidency. The number includes nearly $US20 million from Trump's Washington DC hotel, according to a 98-page financial-disclosure document released by the federal Office of Government Ethics Friday evening.

Author: 0 Freed US Student Was "Brutalized" by North Korea

Doctors treating Otto Warmbier , the comatose U.S. student released from North Korean detention this week, have said the 22-year-old had suffered extensive brain damage , the cause of which remains unknown. Fred Warmbier wears the same jacket his son wore to a North Korean court appearance. During the press conference - which was held at Wyoming High School, Otto Warmbier's alma mater - Otto's father, Fred Warmbier , noted the family has doubts about North Korea's version of ...

People Ex-Madrid player Di Maria pleads guilty to Spanish tax prosecutor
Author: 0 Ex-Madrid player Di Maria pleads guilty to Spanish tax prosecutor

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been found guilty of fraud. The maximum fine would be 255,500 euros (224,381.15 pounds), Reuters calculations showed, on top of a almost 2 million euro fine handed down as part of last year's sentence. The list includes Ricardo Carvalho, Angel Di Maria, Pepe, Fabio Coentrao and Radamel Falcao. Media consortium European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) has claimed that no less than 185 million euros worth of income has escaped the attentions of tax ...

People South Korea Tests Missile Capable of Reaching North Korea
Author: 0 South Korea Tests Missile Capable of Reaching North Korea

South Korea's military plans to deploy the Hyunmoo-2, which is created to hit targets as far as 800 kilometers (497 miles), after conducting two more test firings. The US has also ramped up its military presence in the region, conducting drills with Japan as well as South Korea, and is installing a controversial missile defense system in South Korea, known as Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system.

Author: 0 Mitch McConnell Seeks Votes to Help Push Health Care Bill Through Senate

As of Friday afternoon, he now appears likely to vote against the Republican plan to phase out Medicaid and dismantle much of the Affordable Care Act . Democrats said the GOP measure would take coverage away from people and raise their out-of-pocket costs, all in the name of paring taxes on the wealthy.

Author: 0 Supreme Court victory for The Slants

Writing for the majority in a 9-to-3 decision, Judge Kimberly Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said that while some of the rejected trademarks "convey hurtful speech that harms members of oft-stigmatized communities", the First Amendment "protects even hurtful speech".

People Labor MP With Autistic Child Calls For Pauline Hanson's Apology
Author: 0 Labor MP With Autistic Child Calls For Pauline Hanson's Apology

Education Minister Simon Birmingham was criticised yesterday for his silence on Senator Hanson's comments but he addressed them this morning while praising the crossbench senators for their support. "Kids like my son Mitch, who's 10 and autistic". "[After hearing the diagnosis] I actually thought, "Oh great, the world makes sense now". Pauline Hanson's comments on children with autism have been slammed as "ill-informed, simplistic and facile" by former ABC boss Mark Scott who's now the ...

People Brexit talks: Citizens' rights and exit bill ahead of trade
Author: 0 Brexit talks: Citizens' rights and exit bill ahead of trade

During the hours of discussions on the first day of long negotiations the officials took a short break to pose for photographs while holding gifts. The talks are set to kick off at 11 a.m. "I think the whole process will lead to a happy resolution which can be done with honor and profit to both sides". May seemed keen to calm the mood with the continentals after weeks of sniping during her election campaign, stressing that London wanted a "special and deep partnership with our friends and ...

Author: 0 Suspect in officer's stabbing worked as caretaker

Licensed gun dealers first must put purchasers through an electronic background check of USA law enforcement databases, which could make Canadians ineligible, said Brady Schickinger, director of the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners.

Author: 0 United Kingdom parliament cuts e-mail access after cyberattack

The changes were said to have prevented MPs and their staff whose accounts were targeted from accessing their email on mobile devices outside the Parliament premises. "We've seen reports in the last few days of even cabinet ministers' passwords being for sale online", he told broadcasters. "We need to be investing in cyber protection, it is a huge issue".

Author: 0 Back-to-back Alaska fatal black bear maulings seen as flukes

Race director Brad Precosky said the bear was found at the site, guarding the body. She said indications are that the bear involved in that attack has been killed. Bear encounters are not common in the area and it was unclear what prompted the attack, Crockett said. His brother alerted race crews who launched a search for Cooper, and found his body a couple of hours later about a kilometre up the path.

Author: 0 Nancy Pelosi is beside the point

Watters pointed out that President Trump has often said that under his administration, the going to win so much that Americans are going to be sick of winning. It's suburban, well-educated and affluent. Democrats need to gain 24 seats to win the majority. "I would be very disappointed if she did", Trump said.

Author: 0 Trump tweets support for Nancy Pelosi...sort of

WASHINGTON (AP ) - A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a House election in Georgia . Tim Ryan of OH ran against her. Ryan fell well short but garnered dozens of votes, enough to underscore dissatisfaction with Pelosi and with her aging leadership team that has left promising young Democrats with few places to rise.

Author: 0 'Green-On-Blue' Attacks Hit US Troops In Afghanistan

A Taliban spokesman praised the attack but did not claim responsibility. A suicide bomber first detonated his explosives close to the parking area of the headquarters, followed by four other who tried to enter the compound. The Resolute Support, the worldwide training mission to Afghanistan , announced on its Twitter feed that seven United States service members were wounded, adding that there were no U.S.

People Comey's story 'may have changed' when he heard about tapes
Author: 0 Comey's story 'may have changed' when he heard about tapes

Republican Representative Mike Conaway, who is leading the House Intelligence Committee's investigation , told reporters Friday morning that Mr Trump's tweet was not a sufficient response. Bush administration, and did have a work-related friendship. CNN host Jake Tapper dressed down President Donald Trump after a series of public blunders that have damaged the White House's credibility.

Author: 0 Trump says GOP thrives with Pelosi in power

When asked on NBC about possible leadership changes, Democrat Bill Pascrell of New Jersey replied, "We're always reviewing that, believe me". "This is not anything personal between me and Nancy Pelosi ", insisted Rice". That's especially because she was the focus of a torrent of negative advertising casting her as a San Francisco liberal and linking her to the Democratic candidate.