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Christie says Trump Jr.'s meeting "doesn't help" political cynicism
- July 19, 2017

He was joined at the meeting by Jared Kushner , President Trump's son-in-law, and Paul Manafort , then a top campaign aide - but Trump Jr. said this week that nothing came of the discussion. Though Spicer maintained that the meeting was only about "adoption and the Magnitsky Act ", Trump Jr. told Sean Hannity last Tuesday he had "never even heard of" the Magnitsky Act "before, you know, that day". (more...)
Iran army chief threatens U.S. bases if sanctions imposed Iran army chief threatens U.S. bases if sanctions imposed
- July 19, 2017

USA officials said in February that the Trump administration was considering a proposal that could lead to potentially designate the IRGC as a terrorist organization. In June, the US Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation to strengthen sanctions against Iran for its ballistic missile testing and other non-nuclear provocations. (more...)
S.Korea proposes military talks with N.Korea on July 21
- July 19, 2017

The proposal came roughly a week after President Moon Jae-in said the need for dialogue with North Korea was more pressing than ever to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes. "The fact that we wish to take on a leading role in resolving this (North Korean) issue has already been understood at the summit with the United States and the Group of 20 summit meetings", Cho said on Monday. (more...)
White House hires attorney Ty Cobb to coordinate Russian Federation response White House hires attorney Ty Cobb to coordinate Russian Federation response
- July 19, 2017

President George W. Bush's former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer blasted President Trump's communications team Saturday, saying they were making "unforgivable" mistakes. "I never hired a lawyer, and I don't know anyone who did". Indeed, Trump Jr's account of his Trump Tower meeting has seemingly changed on an nearly daily basis. (more...)
Weak summer front to bring scattered thunderstorms on Saturday Weak summer front to bring scattered thunderstorms on Saturday
- July 19, 2017

Daytime highs will be near or slightly below normal in the low 90s. Our sky will clear quickly leaving us with a handsome Sunday morning sunrise. Wednesday will be partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. We are posting afternoon rain chances at 60% to 70% for the weekend and keeping them at 60% for Monday and Tuesday . Sunday night will be mostly cloudy. (more...)
TRACKING: Severe Storms and Excessive Heat Watch TRACKING: Severe Storms and Excessive Heat Watch
- July 19, 2017

Mostly clear, with a low around 78. It will feel like 100 to 110 degrees most of the afternoon each day as well. At this point, most folks look to remain dry. Heat indices will climb back into the triple digits starting Tuesday through the end of the week. Forecasters from the National Hurricane Center are expecting the storm to weaken on Tuesday and Wednesday , but not before it brings 40 miles per hour winds and heavy rain to Grenada and other parts of the Windward Islands. (more...)
Netanyahu in Budapest, First State Visit by Israeli PM Since 1989 Netanyahu in Budapest, First State Visit by Israeli PM Since 1989
- July 19, 2017

Orban, whose right-wing government is now under heavy criticism by the Mazsihisz umbrella group of Hungarian Jewish communities for its campaign against the left-leaning Jewish billionaire George Soros , received the rabbis last week in the Hungarian capital, his office's website said. (more...)
Indian army personnel kills officer following argument 'over mobile phone' Indian army personnel kills officer following argument 'over mobile phone'
- July 19, 2017

The deceased belonged to 71 Armed Regiment and was presently posted with 8 Rashtriya Rifles. Incidents of soldiers killing their colleagues are not uncommon in India, particularly in Kashmir where the Indian forces are battling a violent separatist insurgency. (more...)
Sushma snubs Pakistan, allows visa for PoK man Sushma snubs Pakistan, allows visa for PoK man
- July 19, 2017

Pakistan has illegally occupied it. "Government is giving visa and no letter is required", the Minister said. Her tweet came after Osama Ali, a resident of PoK sought medical visa for treatment in Delhi for a liver tumour. The External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj responded to his tweet on May 31, saying that the child will not suffer. She further stated, "I see no reason why should he hesitate to give his recommendation for nationals of his own country". (more...)
US Intelligence Alleges UAE Hacked Qatari Government Sites Sparking Crisis
- July 19, 2017

The Washington Post reported that recently analysed evidence obtained by U.S. intelligence agencies confirms that on 23 May senior UAE government officials discussed hacking Qatari sites. "The UAE had no role whatsoever in the alleged hacking described in the article", the statement said according to the Washington Post . The United Arab Emirates, for its part, has denied the allegations in the Washington Post report . (more...)
Malala to Osinbajo - Declare Emergency in Education Malala to Osinbajo - Declare Emergency in Education
- July 19, 2017

In 2014, she pressed then-President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure the rescue of the more than 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Malala Yousafzai , Nobel Prize victor for Peace and the youngest UN Messenger of Peace recently turned 20, and celebrated her birthday with girls from conflict ridden areas in the Middle East. (more...)
US Senators push for sanctions against those doing business US Senators push for sanctions against those doing business
- July 19, 2017

South Korea's Defense Ministry has asked that the inter-Korean military communication line in the western region be restored, and that North Korea responds to their offer through it. But a South Korean Unification Ministry official cited by Yonhap News Agency said this week's push for inter-Korean talks "does not mean that conditions for full-fledged dialogue have been met". (more...)
Santa Clarita Named One Of Best Places For First Time Home Buyers Santa Clarita Named One Of Best Places For First Time Home Buyers
- July 19, 2017

For more of the main findings, go to WalletHub's website here. Fourth-place Cary, N.C., was the sole coastal market in the top 10, while another North Carolina city, Fayetteville, had the most affordable housing options available. Detroiters also have the lowest median credit score and the lowest average of hours worked per week. WalletHub also dinged the Magic City when it came to personal debt, bankruptcy rates, poverty rates, and housing affordability. (more...)
Pakistan Violates Ceasefire In J&K's Nowgam, One Jawan Martyred Pakistan Violates Ceasefire In J&K's Nowgam, One Jawan Martyred
- July 19, 2017

India sent out a strong warning to Pakistan, with a top officer telling his counterpart in Pakistan that the army "reserved the right to retaliate appropriately" to ceasefire violations. The 24-year-old jawan hailed from Talwandi in Moga district of Punjab and leaves behind his parents, he added. Indian officials denied any knowledge of the incident, which again involved Pakistani troops patrolling along the border in a military vehicle. (more...)
Rihanna dazzles in pretty pink gown at Valerian premiere Rihanna dazzles in pretty pink gown at Valerian premiere
- July 19, 2017

Please also note that she accessorized with pink hoops and a pink watch. She turned heads in a bubblegum pink, off-the-shoulder tulle gown with a long train and lace-up heels. A range of A-listers also showed their support for the movie, with Cara's pal Kendall Jenner spotted in a Djula dress with Le Vian jewellery, while her older sister Poppy Delevingne looked lovely in a black sequin Zuhair Murad number which she accessorised with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and a Chanel bag. (more...)
86-year-old jewel thief busted again, this time at Walmart 86-year-old jewel thief busted again, this time at Walmart
- July 19, 2017

According to WSBTV police were called in to the store at around 5 p.m. after receiving a report about a woman shoplifting . An employee watched the 86-year-old jewel thief snap up items in the pharmacy, electronics and grocery departments, police said. (more...)
Australia condemns Amarnath attack; discusses cooperation in key areas with India Australia condemns Amarnath attack; discusses cooperation in key areas with India
- July 19, 2017

In a series of tweets on the meeting, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said Swaraj welcomed Bishop for framework dialogue of foreign ministers. "Our countries have a dynamic and growing knowledge partnership, flourishing people-to-people links and converging political, economic and strategic interests". (more...)
Fourth Child on the Way for Cristiano Ronaldo Fourth Child on the Way for Cristiano Ronaldo
- July 19, 2017

His first Cristiano Jnr , is also reported to have been conceived through surrogacy. " Yes, very much ", he said. "Big family with love ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤", Ronaldo captioned the Wednesday moment. The couple had been dogged by pregnancy rumours for weeks What baby names are the couple considering? Rumours emerged last month (Jun17) that the footballer's Spanish model girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez was five months' pregnant, after she was seen displaying a noticeably rounded stomach during an ... (more...)
Who designed the Karnataka flag first? Five facts you need to know Who designed the Karnataka flag first? Five facts you need to know
- July 19, 2017

The moves comes at the backdrop of representations made by writer Patil Puttappa and RTI activist Bheemappa Gadad, asking for such a flag. Assembly elections are due in Karnataka next year. "In fact, the national flag is supreme, there is no questioning that", Gadad said. The order, signed on behalf of the governor by G Annapurna, under secretary of the Kannada and culture department, reads: "The committee must ready a design for a separate state flag and submit a report on providing it a ... (more...)
Monsoon Session: Oppn ready to corner govt Monsoon Session: Oppn ready to corner govt
- July 19, 2017

Opposition party Congress moved an adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha over the plight of farmers across the country. After paying homage to Amarnath terror attack pilgrims, both Rajya as well as Lok Sabha were adjourned till July 18. (more...)