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Changes to the National Security Council Changes to the National Security Council
- August 06, 2017

McMaster. "Everything the president wants to do, McMaster opposes". The Times reported that Trump and McMaster have not always had good chemistry, given their different briefing styles and preferences. His dismissal follows other recent changes at the NSC. While Cohen-Watnick and McMaster had apparently begun to mend relations over the last several months, The Atlantic article that described Cohen-Watnick as un-fireable pushed McMaster over the edge, according to a source who ... (more...)
BJP, RSS people attacked my convoy in Gujarat: Rahul Gandhi BJP, RSS people attacked my convoy in Gujarat: Rahul Gandhi
- August 06, 2017

I hope and pray that our leaders do not get swayed by the temptations put forward by these forces and keep the people of the state and the peaceful atmosphere in mind and stay away from the proponents of the Hindu Rashtra. He is the man who threw the stone at Rahul Gandhi. "What else can we say", Gandhi said outside Parliament. The Gujarat Chief Minister in fact not only camped in the area to oversee the relief operation, he paid visits to nearly every village, and even undertook personal ... (more...)
Dovish or hawkish? Bank of England leaves traders confused after 'Super Thursday' Dovish or hawkish? Bank of England leaves traders confused after 'Super Thursday'
- August 06, 2017

The decision means interest rates have remained at rock bottom for one year in order to hit the bank's self-imposed inflation target of 2%. As a result, the pound has fallen by 0.4% against the United States dollar to $1.31670, having earlier rallied to a new 11-month high of $1.3267 on the back of the possibility of a shock interest rate rise on Thursday. (more...)
IT raids on Shivkumar BJP's tactic to instill fear: Congress IT raids on Shivkumar BJP's tactic to instill fear: Congress
- August 06, 2017

The Congress termed the action a "political witch-hunt" by the Centre, citing the use of not just the I-T department, but also paramilitary force CRPF , while the BJP asserted that it was routine action against "only one individual". Officials also stated that 39 locations could not be raided in a hurry and had required months of preparation. "Now they are using the IT department on our MLAs from Gujarat, who are in a resort in Karnataka . (more...)
White House To Undergo Renovation As Trump Leaves For 17 Day Vacation White House To Undergo Renovation As Trump Leaves For 17 Day Vacation
- August 06, 2017

Sanders read another letter from a 10-year-old named Frank on Wednesday, who talked about his young landscaping business and offered to mow the White House lawn. Barack Obama and Bill Clinton had Martha's Vineyard, George W. Bush had his ranch in Crawford, Texas, George H.W. Bush had Kennebunkport, Maine, and Ronald Reagan had his getaway in California. (more...)
Two men wanted for Chicago murder taken into custody in California Two men wanted for Chicago murder taken into custody in California
- August 06, 2017

Warren is a senior treasury assistant at Somerville College, part of the Oxford University network, the college said. They will appear separately in court before being extradited to IL, where they face charges of first-degree murder in the killing of 26-year-old Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau. (more...)
Heatwaves 'could kill 152000 Europeans a year by 2100' Heatwaves 'could kill 152000 Europeans a year by 2100'
- August 06, 2017

Previous studies have pointed to population growth, urbanization and migration as drivers of disaster risk in the future. " Climate change is one of the biggest global threats to human health of the 21st century, and its peril to society will be increasingly connected to weather-driven hazards", Giovanni Forzieri, one of the authors of the study, told the BBC. (more...)
Russian President Vladimir Putin goes bare-chested fishing in Siberia Russian President Vladimir Putin goes bare-chested fishing in Siberia
- August 06, 2017

The images broadcast on public television, which insisted on "the physical fitness of the president", show Mr Putin catching a pike in a camouflage wetsuit or sunning his bare torso with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who is originally from the region. (more...)
Russia's Kislyak: 'No secrets' in talks with Flynn Russia's Kislyak: 'No secrets' in talks with Flynn
- August 06, 2017

There are a few themes important for cooperation of Russian Federation and the United States. "We haven't been involved in any discussions or bargaining over sanctions, because we believe that they have been introduced unlawfully". Mr Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner also met Mr Kislyak in early December in Trump Tower, with Mr Flynn present. Ty Cobb, President Trump's lawyer for the ongoing Russian Federation probe, said he would not discuss "specific communications" with ... (more...)
Mueller Investigating Whether Flynn Lobbied for Turkish Businessman Mueller Investigating Whether Flynn Lobbied for Turkish Businessman
- August 06, 2017

The newspaper noted that it is the first known instance of the special counsel, which is probing ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, requesting documents from the White House. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said in a letter to businessman Bijan Kian that he also wants Kian to produce documents relating to Flynn's travels and ties to foreign businesses. (more...)
Feds Investigate Explosion That Shook Bloomington, Minnesota, Mosque Feds Investigate Explosion That Shook Bloomington, Minnesota, Mosque
- August 06, 2017

The blast at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington happened just after 5 a.m. local time as the mosque was preparing for Fajr, or the early-morning prayer, the Muslim American Society of Minnesota said. People were supposed to be sleeping, that's how peaceful this should be. Zaman said a $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist. (more...)
Navy ends search for sailor lost in South China Sea, officials say Navy ends search for sailor lost in South China Sea, officials say
- August 06, 2017

The destroyer was conducting routine operations in global waters west of the Subic Bay in the Philippines, according to ABC News America. China has strongly objected to repeated freedom of navigation missions by the US Navy in the South China Sea, where Beijing has rattled neighbours by constructing seven man-made islands in the disputed waters and fortifying them with radars and missiles. (more...)
Iran's Supreme Leader confirms Rowhani as president
- August 06, 2017

Rouhani won the endorsement of Iran's supreme leader for his second term as president on Thursday (August 3) after an easy election win, pledging to open Iran to foreign trade and investment but facing internal hardline resistance and renewed U.S. (more...)
Why Trump, Congress must shore up Obamacare. And how
- August 06, 2017

The president is angry about what the Republicanled Congress couldn't do - repeal Obamacare - as well as one of the few things it did: approve a Russian Federation sanctions bill he detests. This gambit was essentially Republican leadership playing chicken in two ways. Manchin, who won reelection in 2012 with 60.6 percent of the vote, already has Republican challengers: Rep. (more...)
Russian Federation calls USA sanctions full-scale trade war Russian Federation calls USA sanctions full-scale trade war
- August 06, 2017

Calling it "significantly flawed", Trump on Wednesday signed into law the bill that also imposes sanctions against Tehran and Pyongyang. The sanctions target the Russian energy sector in particular, giving Washington the ability to sanction companies involved in developing Russian pipelines. (more...)
3 missing after Marine Corps aircraft crashes off Australia 3 missing after Marine Corps aircraft crashes off Australia
- August 06, 2017

The aircraft had been launched from the USS Bonhomme Richard assault ship and was involved in routine operations when it crashed , the statement said. Australia's defence minister, Marise Payne, confirmed that no Australian servicemen were on board. 'The United States are leading the search and recovery effort'. (more...)
Al-Shabaab Commander Killed in Somalia Al-Shabaab Commander Killed in Somalia
- August 05, 2017

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, though the Islamist militant group Al Shabaab has launched frequent attacks in the city. Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels killed a Kenyan policeman Thursday when they attacked a police station in northern Mandera County, raising security concerns over next week's national elections. (more...)
WGC Bridgestone Invitational 2017 odds: Picks from model that called Spieth's run WGC Bridgestone Invitational 2017 odds: Picks from model that called Spieth's run
- August 05, 2017

I heavily fancied him at Birkdale due to his brilliant iron play this season and an increasingly hot putter. Johnson, ranked No. 1 in the world, will come to Akron in the midst of an interesting season. "It felt good at the Open and I've been working hard on it, trying to blend the technical stuff with a little bit of feel as well and I feel like it's coming together". (more...)
By 2100, North India Could Face Deadly Heatwaves, Warns Study By 2100, North India Could Face Deadly Heatwaves, Warns Study
- August 05, 2017

Some 25 per cent of India's population still has no access to electricity. Published online August 2 in Science Advances , the simulations show fairly specifically where future heat waves will be most unsafe if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated: densely populated agricultural areas in South Asia, particularly in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. (more...)
Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) To Report Earnings Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) To Report Earnings
- August 05, 2017

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Windstream Holdings, Inc.as $1.5 Million in the Current Quarter. Revenue missed analysts' projections as Windstream brought in $1.49 billion, below the consensus of $1.5 billion. The figure was considerably worse than the one cent per share it gained in the year-ago quarter. (more...)