Republican last effort to repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON — A last-ditch Republican effort to repeal Obamacare picked up steam on Monday as a key senator opened the door to supporting the bill, which is popularly known as Graham-Cassidy. The GOP got a boost when Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who was one of three Republican “no” votes in July that derailed the last […]

Features of the design on the reverse of the Jane Austen note

Features of the design on the reverse of the Jane Austen note

Features of the design on the reverse of the Jane Austen note   The quote – “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!” from Pride and Prejudice (Miss Bingley, Chapter XI). Portrait of Jane Austen. Commissioned by James Edward Austen Leigh (Jane Austen’s nephew) in 1870, adapted from an original sketch of […]

nuclear news: EU urges commitment to Iran nuclear deal

nuclear news: EU urges commitment to Iran nuclear deal

The EU’s foreign policy chief has hailed the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal with Iran as a “milestone,” which could set a precedent for resolving global issues through diplomacy.     In her annual briefing to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Federica Mogherini underlined the need for all sides to comply with the accord, […]

Britain Refugees News Update: UN urges Britain to take in more refugees

Britain Refugees News Update: UN urges Britain to take in more refugees

The United Nations refugee agency has urged Britain’s next government to “do the right thing” for refugees by accepting to resettle more people from conflict-torn regions.   In an article published by The Times newspaper on Monday, the UNHCR representative to the UK, Gonzalo Vargas Llosa, said Britain should take in 10,000 more refugees a […]

French Election result update: Putin urges Macron to engage in ‘joint work’ with Russia

French Election result update: Putin urges Macron to engage in ‘joint work’ with Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the winner of France’s presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, to join forces with Russia to help ensure peace and stability in the world.   In a congratulatory telegram on Monday, Putin said the French president-elect should try to overcome mutual distrust between France and Russia at “a difficult time […]

United States -Russia to meet on Wednesday in Moscow

United States -Russia to meet on Wednesday in Moscow

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Moscow ahead of a meeting Wednesday where his business experience in the country could improve prospects for a stable relationship between the two  world powers. Amid flaring tensions between the United States and Moscow over the Trump administration’s strong response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons, the former […]

Greeks stage anti-refugee rally on Chios Island

Greeks stage anti-refugee rally on Chios Island

Hundreds of people on Greece’s Aegean island of Chios have staged an anti-refugee demonstration, calling on the government to implement immediate measures to limit the arrival of further refugees on the island. The protesters first convened at the Vounaki Square on the island on Wednesday, when a number of anti-refugee speeches were delivered, and then […]

Russia says US inviting terrorists to attack its cities

Russia says US inviting terrorists to attack its cities

Russia has denounced a US projection of possible attacks on Russian cities by terrorists fighting in Syria, saying the statement amounts to invitations to terrorism.  Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was outraged on Thursday after US State Department spokesman John Kirby said terrorists in Syria could launch attacks “against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities.” “We cannot interpret this as anything […]