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September 24, 2017 8:32 AM France renews half of senate in test for Macron

By Dominique Vidalon and Elizabeth Pineau PARIS (Reuters) – France on Sunday renews half of its senators’ seats, in a vote that is important for President Emmanuel Macron’s reform plans and will be a test of his declining popularity, just four months after his election in May. Macron’s Republic on the Move (LREM) is not expected to win majority, both because 3

September 23, 2017 5:08 AM E-scooter catches fire in Serangoon Gardens, sending sparks shooting 2 storeys high

SINGAPORE - An electric scooter caught fire in a Serangoon Gardens estate on Friday (Sept 22) night, with sparks from the flame shooting two storeys high, according to eyewitnesses. Mrs Sandra Tan, who lives right across from 26 Sommerville Road where the e-scooter caught fire, told The Straits Times on Saturday that she was in her study room on the second 3

September 23, 2017 4:37 AM Russia wants Trump and Kim Jong Un to calm down

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia urged "hot heads" to calm down on Friday as the United States admitted it felt "challenged" by North Korea's warning that it could test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific and President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un traded more insults. Trump called the North Korean leader a "madman" on Friday, a day after Kim dubbed him a "mentally 6

September 23, 2017 2:34 AM Who Is Bill Cassidy? How a Doctor for the Poor Became the Senator Leading the Obamacare Repeal Charge

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has said Senator Bill Cassidy “lied” to his face, and President Donald Trump has tweeted that Cassidy “is a class act who really cares about people and their Health(care), he doesn't lie-just wants to help people!” But most Americans would still have a hard time picking the Louisiana Republican out of a police lineup. So who is Bill Cassidy 3

September 22, 2017 10:43 PM Three Ways the New Republican Health Bill Differs From Past Repeal Efforts

At first glance, the latest Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act might appear similar to earlier bills. It would repeal the individual mandate to purchase insurance and get rid of certain subsidies for out-of-pocket health expenses. But the measure has important differences from the three bills that failed to pass the Senate in July and the one that passed 3

September 22, 2017 9:02 PM ‘Tough’ but ‘tailored’ entry restrictions await Trump’s approval

The Trump administration is considering replacing a part of its controversial travel ban with more-tailored restrictions that could vary from country to country, officials announced Friday. Officials declined to say precisely what those restrictions will be, which countries they might affect or even when the president will put them into effect. The key portion 3

September 22, 2017 4:42 PM Saudi Arabia: Preacher Banned for Saying Women Drivers Have Quarter the Brain of Men

A Saudi preacher has been banned from all religious activities after saying that women should not be allowed to drive because they have a quarter the brain of men. The cleric, Sheikh Saad al-Hijri, was banned for a statement that was “diminishing human value,” Saudi state television reported on Friday, citing a spokesman for the governor of Asir province 1

September 22, 2017 12:42 PM North Korea may consider H-bomb test in Pacific, Kim calls Trump "deranged"

SEOUL/NEW YORK: North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after President Donald Trump vowed to destroy the reclusive country, with leader Kim Jong Un promising to make Trump pay dearly for his threats. Kim did not specify what action he would take against the United States or Trump, whom he called a "mentally deranged 3

September 22, 2017 12:24 PM Dotard, covfefe and Snowmageddon: Words that politicians made viral

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday (Sept 22) issued a statement in response to United States President Donald Trump's threat to destroy the country. In his strongly worded statement, Kim, whom Mr Trump dubbed "rocket man", called Mr Trump a "dotard". The use of the archaic word sparked talk online, with many initially puzzled at what it meant 1

September 22, 2017 11:32 AM What's a 'dotard'?: A short history of the arcane insult Kim Jong Un used against Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - In the latest war of words between the United States and North Korea, Kim Jong Un did not pull any punches. But he may have pulled out an old dictionary. "I will surely and definitely tame the deranged US dotard with fire," he declared in an unusually direct and angry statement published Thursday (Sept 21) by North Korea's 3