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US Senator McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill, a possible fatal blow

WASHINGTON: US Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a fatal blow given the party’s slim Senate majority. With several other Republicans still undecided on the measure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier this week he intended to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote next week, though he did not promise to do so. A vote would set the stage for another dramatic Capitol Hill decision on the 2010 law that brought…

Shahbaz opposes confrontation with US

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday said there was no need to confront with the United States, rather the conflicts should be resolved through talks and both of the countries should maintain good ties with dignity. “Pakistan should settle issues with the US in accordance with its own circumstances,” he said while addressing a ceremony held to distribute compensation cheques among heirs of the police martyred in Arfa Kareem Tower blast in Lahore. Provincial ministers and high officials were also…

British Speaker opposes letting Trump address parliament

LONDON: The speaker of Britain's lower house of parliament said on Monday he would not support any plans for US President Donald Trump to address parliament during a state visit planned for later this year, citing Trump's temporary immigration ban as a factor. More than 1.8 million people in Britain have signed a petition calling for Trump's planned visit to be canceled or downgraded to avoid embarrassing Queen Elizabeth, part of a grassroots backlash against his immigration policies. Prime Minister Theresa May has…