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President Trump receives Russian Federation sanctions bill for his signature or veto
- July 31, 2017

A top Russian diplomat on Sunday lambasted the United States Congress for voting to sanction Russia , and warned of retaliation by Moscow. The United States-Russia relationship has become increasingly strained in the wake of USA intelligence agencies conclusion that the Kremlin interfered in the U.S. (more...)
Pakistan's Parliament To Elect New PM On August 1 Pakistan's Parliament To Elect New PM On August 1
- July 31, 2017

With his ouster, no Pakistani prime minister has completed a full term in power since independence. One of the top court judges, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, said Mr Sharif was no longer "eligible to be an honest Member of the Parliament". The former prime minister dismissed the impression that he was toppled on the charges of corruption. The verdict sent shock waves among leaders of the ruling PML-N. (more...)
Jail term upheld for Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian Jail term upheld for Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian
- July 31, 2017

One assailant was killed, and Abdel Fattah al-Sharif was injured. The family said it "opposes all forms of violence, by Palestinians and Israelis alike", Channel 2 television reported. "This is not an easy day, but it is the verdict, and the court must be respected", Lieberman said. "The incident happens in the plain view of many other soldiers and officers, who do not seem to take any notice". (more...)
Arab bloc to Qatar: Meet 13 demands before talks on boycott
- July 31, 2017

The four Arab nations boycotting Qatar reiterated 13 demands on fighting terrorism to be met before talks to end their boycott can commence. The demands include the suspension of the renowned Qatari based news channel of Al-Jazeera, the delivery of wanted figures affiliated with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group and other extremist groups. (more...)
Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus with retired General Kelly Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus with retired General Kelly
- July 31, 2017

Trump's off and on adviser. In that interview, Scaramucci called Priebus a "f-- paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac" and said the chief of staff would be resigning soon. Kelly has also pushed for support for Trump's signature campaign pledge to build a wall along the southern border, though he acknowledged at his confirmation hearing that "a physical barrier in and of itself will not do the job". (more...)
Reince Priebus pushed out as Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus pushed out as Trump's chief of staff
- July 31, 2017

An ongoing public fighting between Scaramucci and Priebus had dominated the headlines in recent days. His exit appeared inevitable when Trump did not intervene as his new communications director Anthony Scaramucci publicly described Priebus as a "paranoid schizophrenic" in a foul-mouthed tirade that also saw him savage another top Trump aide. (more...)
Philippines mayor among 15 killed in drug raids Philippines mayor among 15 killed in drug raids
- July 31, 2017

Officers were to serve warrants to Ozamiz Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr .to search his houses for the suspected presence of unlicensed firearms when gunmen opened fire on the police, sparking clashes that killed the mayor and at least 14 other people, Ozamiz police chief Jovie Espenido said. (more...)
U.S. tests missile defence system U.S. tests missile defence system
- July 31, 2017

Earlier Sunday officials announced the military tested the THAAD Anti-Missile System in Alaska by launching a ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean. THAAD's deployment to North Korea has angered China and Russian Federation, who think the system's powerful radar could be used to gather data on their territories. (more...)
Everything you need to know as Russian Federation retaliates over U.S. sanctions bill Everything you need to know as Russian Federation retaliates over U.S. sanctions bill
- July 31, 2017

In an interview broadcast on state-owned TV channel Rossiya 1, Putin indicated the move was a sign Russian Federation has run out of patience waiting for relations with America to improve. An independent investigation is quietly underway in the U.S. to probe the allegations of links between Trump and Russian Federation. Yes, it is, and I think this retaliation are long, long overdue . (more...)
Attacks on Israeli Forces Continue Friday in Bethlehem, Hebron Attacks on Israeli Forces Continue Friday in Bethlehem, Hebron
- July 30, 2017

Israeli security forces have shut down PalMedia headquarters in the past, the last time was in 2014. Shortly before 3 p.m., "a large force of IDF soldiers have deployed as rioters tried to blockade a security station under Israeli control", TPS reported. (more...)
Hamburg stabbing suspect known as radical, mentally unstable Hamburg stabbing suspect known as radical, mentally unstable
- July 30, 2017

Prosecutors say the attacker pulled a 20cm knife from a shelf at the supermarket and stabbed three people inside and four outside. He also said the attacker, a Palestinian asylum seeker who could not be deported as he lacked identification documents, was psychologically unstable. (more...)
Pakistan ruling party names PM's successor Pakistan ruling party names PM's successor
- July 30, 2017

Talking to media after his nomination by former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at a Parliamentary Party meeting of the PML-N, he said there had been no contenders for the prime ministerial slot, rather it was decided by the party leadership which was endorsed by all. (more...)
Kashmir encounter: Two Hizbul militants killed in Pulwama Kashmir encounter: Two Hizbul militants killed in Pulwama
- July 30, 2017

There were some firing shots when the security forces were sealing the area, they said, adding that additional security forces had been rushed to further tighten the cordon in the area. The local militants have been identified as Irfan Ahmad Sheikh and Abid Magray. "The area where the terrorists were hiding was cordoned off and subsequently a search operation was launched in Tahab village on Saturday night", said the police official. (more...)
PM Modi to Visit Assam to Take Stock of Flood Situation PM Modi to Visit Assam to Take Stock of Flood Situation
- July 30, 2017

But election-bound states matter more. "The National Disaster Response Force ( NDRF ) teams were deployed and "Aapada Mitra", or "Friends during Disaster" were identified at various places during the flood situation", he said. Many have lost their lives. He is likely to take up the matters relating to flood management and protection. While former chief minister Tarun Gogoi had wondered why Modi could not find time to visit Assam, his son and Lok Sabha member Gaurav Gogoi in a tweet on ... (more...)
McCain again calls for bipartisan solution to Obamacare replacement McCain again calls for bipartisan solution to Obamacare replacement
- July 30, 2017

Sen. John McCain signalled the defeat of the Republican effort to pass a " skinny repeal " of Obamacare with a hug for Democratic matriarch Diane Feinstein in the Senate chamber. The vote failed, with 49 voting in favor and 51 voting against. Health and human services secretary Tom Price said in a statement that the Trump administration would pursue its health care goals through regulation. (more...)
FA Stop Joey Barton From Playing In Grenfell Tower Charity Game FA Stop Joey Barton From Playing In Grenfell Tower Charity Game
- July 30, 2017

Hundreds were inside the building during the tragic and shocking incident and many survivors found themselves without a home. To help the victims and the community rebuild their lives, Loftus Road will stage a #Game4Grenfell on September 2 with a host of former players making an appearance. (more...)
Which Republicans Voted Against Obamacare 'Skinny Repeal'? Which Republicans Voted Against Obamacare 'Skinny Repeal'?
- July 30, 2017

On numerous occasions, the president has indeed suggested he'd let Obamacare will collapse on its own if a repeal bill was not passed. In the end, two Republican Senators whose support was in doubt, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, voted no. (more...)
Judiciary Committee subpoenas ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort Judiciary Committee subpoenas ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort
- July 30, 2017

The two senators said they were unable to reach an agreement with Manafort for a voluntary transcribed interview with the committee on the enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and Russia's attempts to influence US elections. "While the Judiciary Committee was willing to cooperate on equal terms with any other committee to accomodate Mr. Manafort's request, ultimately that was not possible". (more...)
England star Jodie Taylor happy with underdog status against bogey team France England star Jodie Taylor happy with underdog status against bogey team France
- July 30, 2017

We walked away from that match and, for the first time in the games I've played against them, we were bitterly disappointed. She is favourite to claim the Golden Boot and said: "It's probably one of the best scoring ratios I've ever had so what a time for it to happen". (more...)
FT COLUMN: Trump, Sessions and America's looming constitutional crisis FT COLUMN: Trump, Sessions and America's looming constitutional crisis
- July 30, 2017

A A new attorney-general who is not recused from the Trump-Russia investigation would take over from Mr Rosenstein as the overseer of the special-counsel investigation and could fire Mr Mueller - either by declaring that Mr Mueller has overstepped in some way, or by first modifying Justice Department regulations to eliminate the rule protecting special counsel. (more...)