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Nazarbayev extends condolences to President of Afghanistan over deadly Kabul attack

Nazarbayev extends condolences to President of Afghanistan over deadly Kabul attack

Almost two hours after the explosion near Zanbaq Square , a crowded area in the capital that leads to the presidential palace as well as major foreign embassies, plumes of smoke were still rising from the scene. "The [truck] bomb exploded at the height of the morning rush hour on one of Kabul's main streets, not far from the German Embassy , at the entrance to the offices of a major Afghan cellphone company and popular TV station".


Trump Alludes to Senate Reconciliation Process for Tax Legislation

Trump Alludes to Senate Reconciliation Process for Tax Legislation

Donald Trump with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate's filibuster rule means that Republicans - who control the Senate with 52 seats - can't repeal the entire law. As it left the Senate, the that chamber's version of the revenue plan would provide enough funding to balance the 2017-18 budget, but only because the sales tax hike would take effect on July 1 - six months before the income tax reductions would begin to go into effect.



House, Senate point fingers at each other over special-session possibility

Texas' legislative session is winding down with a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people all but dead and negotiations to salvage it at a standstill. Greg Abbot. The bill by Austin Democratic Senator Kirk Watson was given final approval by the Senate on Sunday night 31-0. Conservatives also balked at a school finance overhaul despite the Texas Supreme Court previous year declaring the current state system flawed, albeit still constitutional.



China detains activist who probed Ivanka Trump shoe factory

It is unclear whether the undercover investigative methods used by the advocacy group are legal in China. A Chinese activist has been detained while investigating alleged workers' rights abuses at a supplier for Ivanka Trump's shoe brand.


Trump expected to leave climate deal, but with ‘caveats’

Trump expected to leave climate deal, but with ‘caveats’

The White House Rose Garden". Several figures in the administration have pushed for Trump to remain in the agreement, including top White House advisers Gary Cohn and first daughter Ivanka Trump. During Trump's overseas trip last week, European leaders pressed him to keep the U.S.in the pact. Withdrawing would leave the United States aligned only with Russian Federation among the world's industrialized economies in rejecting action to combat climate change.



UK opposition's Corbyn criticises PM May for refusing live TV debate

Although the YouGov model has a wide margin of error, and was met with some skepticism in Westminster, it adds to polls showing the opposition Labour party gaining ground. The Conservatives enjoyed a 20-point lead at the start of the campaign but this has now fallen into single figures. Curtice, a professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde, said there are still many unknowns - especially whether young voters, who have shifted to Labour in large numbers, will actually turn ...