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Ossoff's defeat signals the Democrats' need for soul-searching — Georgia special election

Ossoff's defeat signals the Democrats' need for soul-searching — Georgia special election

The most expensive congressional race in USA history headed to a tight finish on Tuesday as voters in suburban Atlanta cast ballots in an election that was seen by many as a referendum on President Donald Trump . It could also show House incumbents that they can separate themselves from Trump effectively on the campaign trail, and stave off a potential wave of retirements.


Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

Democrat Jon Ossoff is joined by his finance, Alisha Kramer, as he addresses his supporters after his defeat in Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., June 20, 2017 . Handel said throughout the race, she received an extraordinary amount of support and met many new friends, including Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot last week during a practice for a congressional baseball game.



Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack

Train services were suspended, and the police have evacuated the site and cleared the tourist-filled streets as bomb disposal teams worked, according to Al Jazeera . Brussels prosecutor's office spokeswoman Ine Van Wymersch tells VRT network there was a small explosion at the station, one of the nation's busiest, but the damage was limited.


Pak. begins fencing Afghan border

Pak. begins fencing Afghan border

Pakistan starts fencing of Afghan border in trouble zones: Fencing along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border has commenced in an effort to improve the security situation along the global boundary, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army's media wing, said Tuesday.


Father of Otto Warmbier, American held captive by North Korea, speaks out

Father of Otto Warmbier, American held captive by North Korea, speaks out

Doctors declined to speculate on what may have caused Warmbier's condition and said they would not discuss his prospects or treatment out of respect for his family. Fred said. "I knelt down by his side and I hugged him, and I told him I missed him and I was so glad that he made it home". The father of Otto Warmbier , the 22-year-old American college student who was detained in North Korea for more than a year, spoke out this week against North Korea and its 33-year-old dictator, ...



US warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

It is the fifth time in the past month the USA has struck at forces allied with the Syrian government in the area. The drone, downed near a combat outpost in the town of At-Tanf, was the second one shot down by US forces in 12 days; the downing comes as Pentagon officials are working to defuse heightened tensions in southeastern Syria .