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Donald Trump seeks talks to overhaul South Korean trade deal Donald Trump seeks talks to overhaul South Korean trade deal
- July 14, 2017

The US free trade agreement with South Korea, known as Korus, went into force in March 2012, since when Washington says its trade deficit with the country has more than doubled, from $13.2 billion in 2011 to $27.6 billion past year. An unnamed official from Korea's trade ministry said that the timing would have to be moderated due to vacancy to the Korean counterpart in trade negotiations. (more...)
Education Department Official Apologizes for Comments on Campus Sex Assaults Education Department Official Apologizes for Comments on Campus Sex Assaults
- July 14, 2017

When asked about Jackson's comments at the rally, Speier said: "I must say that I was dismayed, and I believed that she is not well versed on the issue". "To now have - not just a president who has a reputation of denigrating women - but to have a secretary of education who wants to roll back rights for transgender kids and roll back the protections that college students and young women have gotten against sexual assault is sickening", American Federation of Teachers President Randi ... (more...)
Four police personnel including SP killed in firing incident in Quetta Four police personnel including SP killed in firing incident in Quetta
- July 14, 2017

At least four policemen , including a senior official, were martyred in ambush in Quetta on Thursday, Samaa reported. The incident took place in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, which has been wracked by separatist and Islamist violence for more than a decade. (more...)
FL Cops Accused of Racial Profiling for Pulling Over Black State Attorney FL Cops Accused of Racial Profiling for Pulling Over Black State Attorney
- July 14, 2017

Video from a body camera shows the brief interaction, where two officers, who have not been identified, are seen approaching her auto during a traffic stop around 8: 15 p.m. Even though the attorney had not done anything illegal, they asked her for her ID, which she immediately provided. "It was the state attorney". "Thank you, your tag didn't come back, never seen that before, but we're good now", one of the officers can be heard saying in the video, clearing his throat. (more...)
Scalise undergoes another surgery, now in 'fair' condition Scalise undergoes another surgery, now in 'fair' condition
- July 14, 2017

Scalise had been readmitted to MedStar Washington Hospital Center's intensive care unit over concerns about an infection following surgery. "He is in fair condition, and will require careful monitoring to see if and when further interventions are necessary". (more...)
Former President Jimmy Carter 'okay' after experiencing dehydration Former President Jimmy Carter 'okay' after experiencing dehydration
- July 14, 2017

Reckford said any further information on Carter's condition will have to come from the Carter Center , a not-for-profit organization founded by the ex-president. Through his work on global issues, he became widely regarded as a better former president than he was a president, having left office profoundly unpopular. (more...)
Sessions: More than 400 charged for health care fraud Sessions: More than 400 charged for health care fraud
- July 14, 2017

A total of 412 people, including nearly 115 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, have been charged in the sweeping enforcement action, the biggest ever by the multi-agency Medicare Strike Force, the Justice Department said in a statement. (more...)
Wyoming's Andrew Wingard on Nagurski Trophy watch list
- July 14, 2017

University of SC senior linebacker Skai Moore is one of 103 candidates named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy preseason watch list , it was announced today. The FWAA will have to choose the victor out of 103 defensive players to make the list. The Outland award was named after John Outland, who was an All-American linemen at Penn. (more...)
US Talks with Saudi, Allies End Without Fixing Qatar Rift US Talks with Saudi, Allies End Without Fixing Qatar Rift
- July 14, 2017

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra, reporting from Doha, said officials do not expect the crisis to end in the near future. Qatar denies the allegations and says they're an attempt to infringe on its sovereignty. He then began talks with the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in an attempt to mend fences between the crucial U.S. (more...)
South Dakota GOP senators won't commit to new health bill South Dakota GOP senators won't commit to new health bill
- July 14, 2017

And the fact of the matter is that, on health care , Democrats are powerless to stop Republicans from repealing ObamaCare . It would allow some consumers to be snookered into buying plans that offer little coverage, while sending insurance costs through the roof for older, sicker people, Baldwin told the Wisconsin State Journal earlier this week. (more...)
Fire kills Bangladeshis among 11 in Saudi Arabia Fire kills Bangladeshis among 11 in Saudi Arabia
- July 14, 2017

Ten of those killed are Indians and one is a Bangladeshi. The Consul General of India in Jeddah Md Noor Rahman Shaikh confirmed that a team of Indian Consulate officials are on way to Najran and should be reaching in sometime. Among the six injured workers four are from India and five are said to be in critical condition, according to sources. "We have identified that all 11 dead were Indians and are trying to communicate with their families". (more...)
Murderers of Nemtsov sentenced to 11-20 years in prison Murderers of Nemtsov sentenced to 11-20 years in prison
- July 14, 2017

Zaur Dadayev, the man convicted of fatally shooting Nemtsov, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. On Wednesday, prosecutors requested the court to hand down a sentence of life imprisonment for Dadayev and severer punishment for the rest of the defendants. (more...)
Off the coast of North Korea was a strong quake Off the coast of North Korea was a strong quake
- July 14, 2017

Its epicentre was 180 km southeast of the North Korean city of Chongjin. USA and South Korea navies conducting joint drills in the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan. Initially, it was reported as a magnitude 6.0 but was later revised to 5.8. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center confirmed a 5.9-magnitude natural disaster about 100 miles from the North Korean city of Chongjin. (more...)
CenturyLink Now Under Fire on All Sides For Fraudulent Billing CenturyLink Now Under Fire on All Sides For Fraudulent Billing
- July 14, 2017

The lawsuit against Centurylink Inc claims that it has been charging customers more for its services than what sales representatives told customers they would be charged. When he contacted CenturyLink about the discrepancy a rep allegedly told him he'd have to pay $200 to get out of the contract, even though the company confirmed that he'd been quoted a different price than he was actually charged. (more...)
Key questions as Brexit Repeal Bill published Key questions as Brexit Repeal Bill published
- July 14, 2017

It's central to Theresa May's plan to exit the European Union in 2019 - providing the mechanism for decades of European Union law to be turned into British legislation - while also giving parliaments the power to amend them. "It is simply not fit for objective". "The government can not use the Great Repeal Bill to get their way", said the Liberal Democrats' leader Tim Farron. (more...)
China Says Imports From North Korea Fall as Sanctions Enforced China Says Imports From North Korea Fall as Sanctions Enforced
- July 14, 2017

In volume terms, imports of iron ore grew from a month earlier, lifting to 94.43 million tonnes from 91.52 million tonnes in May. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group said the export figures bode well for manufacturing, while the persistent trade surplus, together with investment inflow, could help relieve the pressure from capital outflow. (more...)
Court overturns Sheldon Silver conviction Court overturns Sheldon Silver conviction
- July 14, 2017

Bob McDonnell , whose conviction was overturned based on a narrower definition of "honest services" fraud. Silver - once considered one of the most powerful Democrats in Albany - was convicted in 2015 in connection with a kickback scheme. (more...)
New Britain's Manafort Called To Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee New Britain's Manafort Called To Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee
- July 14, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee, headed by Chairman Chuck Grassley , will call on former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to testify about his role as a foreign agent for a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine. "We want to understand what data was hacked, where it was stored and if it was weaponized at all, whether it was by Russian Federation or the campaign". (more...)
Afghan team gets U.S. visa for global robotics competition Afghan team gets U.S. visa for global robotics competition
- July 14, 2017

It remains unclear why the State Department denied the girls' visa applications in the first place. Ivanka Trump welcomed an all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan on Twitter after the squad's visas were first denied to enter the country and then approved. (more...)
Chuck Blazer, FIFA scandal whistleblower, dead at 72 Chuck Blazer, FIFA scandal whistleblower, dead at 72
- July 14, 2017

Blazer urged Warner to run for president of Concacaf in 1990. Chuck Blazer, the former general secretary of CONCACAF, has died at the age of 72. Former top football official Chuck Blazer, whose evidence to USA investigators helped trigger the Fifa corruption scandal, has died, his lawyer told the New York Times yesterday. (more...)