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Trump to make day trip to Washington during his vacation: White House Trump to make day trip to Washington during his vacation: White House
- Августа 13, 2017

The White House is being renovated while Trump is away, and the Oval Office is being refurbished. Walters said that there will be some aesthetic changes, as well, to fit Trump's preferences. Hopefully, the newest round of repairs will bring things up to par for the president. Walls that once held photos were bare as moving pods were stationed on West Executive Drive between the West Wing and Eisenhower Executive Office Building. (more...)
Putin vows continued Russian support for Georgia's rebel Abkhazia Putin vows continued Russian support for Georgia's rebel Abkhazia
- Августа 12, 2017

Earlier in the day, Putin arrived in Abkhazia where he met with Abkhazian President Raul Khajimba. Daniel Larison, American political scientist, speaking about the ninth anniversary of the August 2008 war, stressed that the commitment made at the Bucharest summit earlier that year significantly added to the tensions between Russian Federation and Georgia. (more...)
Majority says current Congress a failure so far Majority says current Congress a failure so far
- Августа 12, 2017

But nearly everything he has achieved has been directly in line with traditional Republican priorities, while most of the things that are peculiar to Trump have failed or stalled out. Now all that some lawmakers have to show for the politically tough vote is the word "mean" - President Donald Trump's description of legislation that would have made deep cuts in Medicaid, allowed states to opt out of coverage for essential benefits and knocked 23 million Americans off insurance. (more...)
Wife of deposed Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif to run for Parliament Wife of deposed Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif to run for Parliament
- Августа 12, 2017

As at previous stops along the route, Sharif railed against the court's decision, insisting his conscience was "clean" against allegations of corruption. But fresh questions have arisen over the PMLN's original plan to eventually replace Abbasi with Sharif's younger brother, Shahbaz. Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique Friday said people were giving warm welcome to their leader Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as he had served the country fearlessly and with great commitment. (more...)
5.4 lakh taxpayers added since demonetisation: Arvind Subramanian 5.4 lakh taxpayers added since demonetisation: Arvind Subramanian
- Августа 12, 2017

Post-demonetisation, a new enforcement and compliance regime and increased digitalisation have reduced the use of cash for transactions, the survey said. Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian (right) with National Affairs Editor P Vaidyanathan Iyer at the The Indian Express office. "The cash-to-GDP (gross domestic product) ratio has come down to 1.6 percentage points", he added. (more...)
Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.13 EPS Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.13 EPS
- Августа 12, 2017

Revenue also disappointed, and the shares tumbled as much as 18 percent in late trading. KPCB DGF Associates LLC acquired a new position in shares of Snap during the first quarter valued at about $40,911,000. The legal version of this report can be read at https://www.themarketsdaily.com/2017/08/11/nn-investment-partners-holdings-n-v-raises-stake-in-snap-inc-nysesnap-updated-updated.html. (more...)
AIADMK dumps TTV Dinakaran as Deputy General Secretary AIADMK dumps TTV Dinakaran as Deputy General Secretary
- Августа 12, 2017

Removing Sasikala and her family members from the party, and ordering a probe into Jayalalithaa's death were the two key demands raised by the " OPS group", which broke away to form a separate outfit, AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma), in February. (more...)
Egypt to witness Perseid meteor shower from Friday till Sunday Egypt to witness Perseid meteor shower from Friday till Sunday
- Августа 11, 2017

Those hoping to catch a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower at its peak Friday night might want to stay indoors. The Perseid Shower is an annual occurrence from mid-July to August and amateur astronomers from the city are quite excited about it! Guaranteed they'll have an excellent view point and the group provides telescopes. (more...)
Hamid Ansari signs off as Vice-President Hamid Ansari signs off as Vice-President
- Августа 11, 2017

Your paternal grandfather as well as maternal grandfather happened to be presidents of Congress and also served as members of the Constituent Assembly. Modi said that Ansari was leaving behind "great memories" and his "contributions have been important". "And I am not the only one in the country; a great many people feel the same way". (more...)
Trump at the Helm - God Help Us
- Августа 11, 2017

He urged the delegation to support HR 1987, the Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act, writing that "serious crises are bearing down on us". Having come out with that kind of rhetoric from the presidential level raises the ante, and what we have always done in the past is take the rhetoric from North Korea with a grain of salt. (more...)
Dutch, Belgians launch raids over contaminated eggs Dutch, Belgians launch raids over contaminated eggs
- Августа 11, 2017

The food regulator claimed on Monday that only 21,000 had been imported from implicated farms. In eggs with a 27 July 2017 expiry date from the Dutch supplier 2NL4382501, a weak concentration of 0.008 mg per kg was determined. The Food Standards Agency said it had found evidence that some 700,000 eggs had been imported over the period it is known fipronil was being used on Dutch poultry farms, Europe's biggest exporter of eggs. (more...)
Pak Election Body Asks Nawaz Sharif's Party To Appoint His Replacement
- Августа 11, 2017

The President apprised the Prime Minister of his recent foreign visits wherein he highlighted the grave human rights violations by Indian security forces in IOK. The caravan started its journey for Sharif's hometown Lahore from Punjab House Islamabad at 12:00 p.m. Punjab time (7:00 a.m. GMT) and would pass through various cities and towns along the historic Grand Trunk Road. (more...)
17 people arrested in 3 countries in Australian drug bust 17 people arrested in 3 countries in Australian drug bust
- Августа 10, 2017

They reportedly raided 32 homes in Sydney , and are calling it one of the biggest attacks on organized crime in Australian history. A total of 1.8 tonnes of MDMA, also known as ecstasy, 136 kgs (300 pounds) of cocaine and 15 kgs (33 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine were seized by authorities in the Netherlands, Australian police said. (more...)
LDS Church excommunicates general authority LDS Church excommunicates general authority
- Августа 10, 2017

Hamula, 59, held the rank of General Authority in the church, which has 15.9 million members worldwide, although more than a third are based in the United States. During three of those five years, he served as Area President. Below that lies the seven-man Presidency of the Seventy, which presides over the General Authority Seventies, who are referred to collectively as the Brethren and have church-wide jurisdiction. (more...)
US Speaking With 'One Voice' On North Korea, State Dept Spox Says
- Августа 10, 2017

Top military commanders in Seoul have been ordered to speed up preparations to protect South Korea from the nuclear-armed regime of Kim Jong-un today as tensions in the region soar. -Mexico border. The start of the bible passage reads, "Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities", arguing that government has power because God established it. (more...)
Ahmed Patel says Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls victory to boost party's morale
- Августа 10, 2017

The election has been necessitated following the completion of the tenures of three existing members Union Minister Smriti Irani and Dilip Pandya of BJP and Ahmed Patel of Congress. With 43 members of the Congress in the Gujarat Assembly-the gang of MLAs who were sequestered in Karanataka resort-presumably voting for him, where did the deal-breaker 44th vote come from? An impatient BJP too rushed a battery of senior ministers, including Arun Jaitley , Nirmala Sitharaman, Ravi ... (more...)
Monitor: Coalition airstrikes kill 30 civilians in Raqqa
- Августа 10, 2017

The Syrian forces took over the key IS stronghold in the Homs province, according to United Kingdom based monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights after the government forces made advances towards the town earlier last week. However, the strikes have on many occasions resulted in civilian casualties. The Syrian Democratic Forces saved 7 Christians from the terrorists of the "Islamic State" on August 8 in the Syrian city of Raqqa, "Armenpress" reports Istanbul-based "Agos" periodical ... (more...)
Jaguars respond to Branden Albert's wish to end retirement Jaguars respond to Branden Albert's wish to end retirement
- Августа 10, 2017

Albert skipped the Jaguars' entire offseason conditioning program and organized team activities, which was his right under the collective bargaining agreement because they are voluntary workouts. The former Chiefs and Dolphins offensive tackle would reportedly owe the Jaguars $3.4 million in signing-bonus forfeiture if he were to remain retired. (more...)
U.S. drug overdose deaths reach a new record high U.S. drug overdose deaths reach a new record high
- Августа 10, 2017

The drug overdose death rate reached 19.9 cases for every 100,000 people during the late summer of 2016, compared with 16.7 cases per 100,000 the year before, the U.S. Armed with that info, Ruhm estimated how many of those deaths could be blamed on heroin and how many on opioids. The Keystone state was ranked 32nd by the CDC for opioid deaths for 2014, with 8.5 per 100,000. (more...)
New Star Wars: The Last Jedi images and details shared New Star Wars: The Last Jedi images and details shared
- Августа 10, 2017

Fortunately, if your really wanted to know more about all those subjects (including the gerbil part), Disney and LucasFilm revealed a deluge of new images and information about Rian Johnson's chapter in the ongoing Star Wars saga. Speaking withEntertainment Weekly for its cover issue on The Last Jedi , Johnson talks about how he plans to use the cave paintings (that are presumably found in Ahch-To) to help dissect the history of the Jedi in the sequel trilogy installment. (more...)

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