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Goel directs AFI to include runner Chitra for World Championships Goel directs AFI to include runner Chitra for World Championships
- July 30, 2017

Expressing happiness at the turn of events, the athlete thanked all those who had come out in her support after her name was dropped from the squad, despite qualifying for the 1,500 m. The story of the daughter of daily wage labourers overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles, not the least of which was poverty, had struck a chord with people. (more...)
President Trump tweets that John Kelly is new chief of staff President Trump tweets that John Kelly is new chief of staff
- July 30, 2017

Mr Scaramucci's colourful turn of phrase appears to have been accusing Mr Priebus of obstructing his success in Mr Trump's White House administration. "He's a great American", Trump told reporters. Whether this was the deciding factor in giving Priebus the axe, just two days later it was announced that he had resigned . (more...)
What Happens Next With Obamacare Repeal What Happens Next With Obamacare Repeal
- July 30, 2017

McCain's vote was the third "no" among the Republican caucus, following the likes of Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski and Maine's Susan Collins . He defied prudent medical guidance, arriving just in time to provide an essential Senate procedural vote in favor of his party's effort to rewrite the 2010 health care law. (more...)
West Nile still a concern West Nile still a concern
- July 30, 2017

West Nile virus is generally spread by mosquitoes. "I think this underscores the importance of using mosquito repellent", said Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson. There is no vaccine or specific treatment for West Nile Virus. Wear protective clothing (long trousers, long-sleeved shirts and socks) in areas where mosquitoes are active. (more...)
Sri Lanka PM says to sign China port deal on Saturday Sri Lanka PM says to sign China port deal on Saturday
- July 30, 2017

Two local companies whose shares will be split between the Chinese enterprise and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority will be set up to handle the port's operations, security and services. The amended agreement secures for the Hambantota port, US$ 1.12 billion in upfront payment from the Chinese partner CMPort, which will enable the SLPA and Sri Lanka to meet their debt repayment obligations. (more...)
Trump replaces Chief of Staff Priebus, appoints John Kelly
- July 30, 2017

Priebus's exit comes almost a week after press secretary Sean Spicer quit the White House , apparently unhappy over the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. "Other brothers can fight with each other and then get along". After Air Force One landed at Joint Base Andrews from New York, Priebus, Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller and social media director Dan Scavino got into one SUV in the president's motorcade, according to the report . (more...)
Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill, White House says Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill, White House says
- July 30, 2017

Other than Russian Federation, the legislation also seeks to make Iran pay for its "continued support of terrorism", and includes provisions to curb North Korea's nuclear programme. Never in doubt was a cornerstone of the legislation that bars Mr Trump from easing or waiving the additional penalties on Russian Federation unless the US Congress agrees. (more...)
Transgender veteran reacts to reinstated military ban Transgender veteran reacts to reinstated military ban
- July 30, 2017

In their letter, the senators say the president's proposal contradicts existing Defense Department policies, undermines military readiness, and puts those out transgender service members who are now serving at risk of being discharged. Military". "Forcing these courageous Americans out of our military would be cruel and discriminatory", the letter says. It continues: "And the uncertainty associated with making policy this way is already harming our military readiness and morale, as ... (more...)
Trump will sign Russian Federation sanctions bill, White House says
- July 30, 2017

Corker had earlier objected to including the North Korean sanctions, initially favoring to address that issue in a separate bill. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters late Thursday that the President would review the sanctions bill. (more...)
U.S. slaps sanctions on Iran after space launch U.S. slaps sanctions on Iran after space launch
- July 30, 2017

Treasury Department imposed sanctions on six Iran-based satellite companies. Iran pledged to push on with its missile programme today as it condemned U.S. The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a sanctions bill aimed at curbing North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile development, as part of a package legislation that also targets Russian Federation and Iran . (more...)
With McCain, Murkowski Votes, Senate GOP Health Bill Fails to Pass With McCain, Murkowski Votes, Senate GOP Health Bill Fails to Pass
- July 30, 2017

They settled on a very limited version of repeal, slicing out a few pieces of the law. The Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act: This bill was never really meant to pass but ended up in the mix early last week, when McConnell knew that BCRA couldn't get enough votes. (more...)
Putin says Russian Federation will respond to 'insolence' of USA sanctions Putin says Russian Federation will respond to 'insolence' of USA sanctions
- July 30, 2017

Putin, speaking on a visit to Finland, was commenting on a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives which on Tuesday made a decision to impose new sanctions on Moscow and to force President Donald Trump to obtain lawmakers' permission before easing any sanctions on Russian Federation. (more...)
Wisconsin State Fair pulling ride similar to the Fire Ball Wisconsin State Fair pulling ride similar to the Fire Ball
- July 30, 2017

Kaylie Bellomy was in the next group waiting to board the Fire Ball. "My oldest son said afterward that he noticed them welding one of the rides. I know they're always doing security checks they're always-when they strap you in they always make sure it's latched" said Lock. (more...)
Russian Federation tells U.S. to cut number of diplomats in retaliation
- July 30, 2017

The bill is the first major foreign policy legislation approved by Congress under Trump, who has struggled to advance his domestic agenda despite Republicans controlling the Senate and House of Representatives. "America first can not mean that Europe's interests come last", he added, referring to German complaints that the new sanctions were created to help United States firms sell more gas to Europe. (more...)
Putin: Sanctions on Russian Federation 'malicious step'
- July 30, 2017

The ministry also ousted the U.S. from a recreation retreat and warehouse in Moscow. In the statement, the ministry says: "Any new unilateral actions by the USA authorities to reduce the number of our diplomats in the United States will be met with a mirror response". (more...)
Trumps Obamacare repeal efforts fails in US Senate
- July 30, 2017

DAVIS: If you remember, you know, earlier this week, John McCain - who was recently given a very serious brain cancer diagnosis - had dramatically returned to Washington to cast a decisive vote that let the Senate begin this health care debate. (more...)
Need Pakistan's positive contribution to open roads in Kashmir: CM Mehbooba Need Pakistan's positive contribution to open roads in Kashmir: CM Mehbooba
- July 30, 2017

Any changes to J&K's constitutional relationship with the Union, Mufti said, would not target separatists who have a clear agenda of Kashmir's secession from India, but would actually weaken the forces that have accepted India in the Valley. (more...)
Trump looking at John Kelly to replace Priebus as chief of staff Trump looking at John Kelly to replace Priebus as chief of staff
- July 30, 2017

And then it all came to a head, as you said, this past week with Anthony Scaramucci openly accusing Reince Priebus of being the source of White House leaks . "Maybe that's what they need over there - some strong leadership in the chief of staff's office", said Darling. In a highly unusual arrangement, Trump said at the outset that Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon would serve as "equal partners" in implementing his agenda. (more...)
New White House chief of staff is battle-toughened leader New White House chief of staff is battle-toughened leader
- July 30, 2017

Kelly, the Homeland Security Secretary and a retired four-star Marine general. The latest victim was Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, the former Republican National Committee chairman whose allies throughout the GOP spent months defending his handling of the 2016 contest and then his service at the White House. (more...)
Reince Priebus out as chief of staff, John Kelly in
- July 30, 2017

You can see what's coming". It's very active. There are multiple ways that this president communicates. In his interview with CNN, Priebus said he submitted his resignation to the President privately on Thursday. Truly one of our stars. John Kelly has formed a bond with the president over recent months that was fortified when he aggressively defended the travel ban policy. (more...)