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GOP, Democratic senators back bill to bolster Federal Bureau of Investigation gun checks

GOP, Democratic senators back bill to bolster Federal Bureau of Investigation gun checks

Orrin Hatch of Utah, Dean Heller of Nevada and Tim Scott of SC - and Democrats Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Dianne Feinstein of California and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. It would reward states that comply with financial incentives by making it easier for them to get federal grants. A bipartisan group of senators are close to a deal on legislation that would improve background checks for gun sales, three Senate sources familiar with the effort said Wednesday.


Venezuela refinances $3 billion debt with Russian Federation

Venezuela refinances $3 billion debt with Russian Federation

China on Thursday made no offer of debt relief to Venezuela, but said it was confident the country can deal with the problem. Venezuela's delayed payments on sovereign debt and bonds issued by state oil company PDVSA constitute a "credit event", triggering payouts on credit default swaps (CDS), a NY derivatives group has ruled.


Japan, USA Seek to Strengthen Military Alliance

Japan, USA Seek to Strengthen Military Alliance

North Korea has launched dozens of missiles under the leadership of Kim Jong Un as it accelerates a weapons program created to give it the ability to target the United States with a powerful, nuclear-tipped missile. Mattis said the United States military was closely watching why there had been no missile launches recently, but declined to give potential reasons for it.


China, Philippines to avoid force in S China Sea dispute

China, Philippines to avoid force in S China Sea dispute

Li also commended Duterte for being able to handle the Marawi crisis well and assured the Philippine leader that the global community appreciates the government's response to the threat of terrorism. "It's a symbol of the critical help, the crucial moment when we needed most and there was nobody to help us at that time", he said. China and other members of the global community formally support the fight against terrorism in all forms.


SADC tells Zimbabwe to end coup peacefully, calls for a leaders summit

SADC tells Zimbabwe to end coup peacefully, calls for a leaders summit

Calm prevailed over the Zimbabwe's capital on Thursday morning despite the ongoing tension after the apparent military intervention against Mugabe's government, Efe news reported. On Monday, the head of the defence forces, General Constantino Chiwenga, had warned that the army would take "drastic action" if factions in the ruling Zanu-PF did not stop a purge of party members with military backgrounds.


Richardson police arrests mother of 3-year-old found dead

Richardson police arrests mother of 3-year-old found dead

The affidavit says Sherin was left at home for an hour-and-a-half. He was arrested and charged with injury to a child. More than two weeks after Sherin went missing, her body was located in a culvert underground during a search operation in the area of Spring Valley and Bowser Road, near their house in Richardson.