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Second 'ineligible' Greens senator quits

Second 'ineligible' Greens senator quits ONE of the architects of draconian changes to the controversial Beattie/Bligh government era Vegetation Management Act has been forced to quit politics following the realisation she is dual Australian/Canadian citizen. "I have lived my life thinking that as a baby I was naturalised to be Australian and only Australian, and my parents told me that I had until age 21 to actively seek Canadian citi... [Full Article...]

UAE Hacked Qatar Government, Social Media Websites

UAE Hacked Qatar Government, Social Media Websites On 5 June, Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Bahrain , and Egypt cut all ties with Doha and began a blockade on the Gulf country. The American news outlet has published a report which claims the UAE hacked Qatari government news websites in order to plant a false news story and thus create a trigger for the crisis. [Full Article...]

Qatar accuses UAE of hack that sparked Gulf crisis

Qatar accuses UAE of hack that sparked Gulf crisis The emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, had been quoted in May as praising Hamas and saying that Iran was an "Islamic power", the Post reported. The report quotes unnamed United States intelligence officials as saying that senior members of the Emirati government discussed the plan on May 23. [Full Article...]

South Korea proposes talks with the North

South Korea proposes talks with the North Since taking office, Moon has said South Korea will take the lead in the peaceful coexistence with the North and presented principles aimed toward such a goal. That means the USA needs to keep squeezing financial institutions in China and elsewhere "that are enabling North Korea to operate in the global financial world without which they would be in very desperate condition". [Full Article...]

Calgary and area under Air Quality Advisory

Calgary and area under Air Quality Advisory Due to the continued burning of the wildfires in British Columbia, Alberta Health Services (AHS) has expanded the Precautionary Air Quality Advisory to include the entire North Zone of Alberta Health Services. Children, seniors and those with breathing problems or heart conditions are especially at risk. "We pretty much have a province-wide precautionary air advisory, because there's no predic... [Full Article...]

Kubot and Melo win doubles after a marathon match

Kubot and Melo win doubles after a marathon match Lukasz Kubot (L) of Poland and Marcelo Melo (R) of Brazil in action against Oliver Marach of Austria and Mate Pavic of Croatia during their Men's Doubles final match for the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London , Britain, 15 July 2017. [Full Article...]

Barcelona confident Neymar remains happy amid reports of PSG interest

Barcelona confident Neymar remains happy amid reports of PSG interest But club spokesperson Josep Vives said the club were unworried when asked if there any concerns Neymar would opt to leave Barcelona this summer. From left, FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi , Neymar , Gerard Pique and Arda Turan pose with their new jerseys during a press conference in Tokyo Thursday, July 13, 2017. [Full Article...]

Woman dragged along Rome metro platform after bag gets stuck in door

Woman dragged along Rome metro platform after bag gets stuck in door According to reports, the woman was not dragged into the tunnel by the train. Oblivious to the trapped passenger, driver Gianluca Tonelli begins to pull away to the horror of those on the platform. The incident has raised safety questions about the trains in the city and some officials have said the failure of the sensors and emergency buttons mean the driver is not fully responsible for what ha... [Full Article...]

GOP senators won't support health bill

GOP senators won't support health bill They joined GOP Sens. Two, Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Rand Paul of Kentucky, already have announced they're voting against allowing the bill to be debated. Rep. John Taber, like Wadsworth a conservative Republican from NY, was equally apocalyptic: "Never in the history of the world has any measure been brought here so insidiously designed as to prevent business recovery, to enslave workers,... [Full Article...]

US Intelligence Alleges UAE Hacked Qatari Government Sites Sparking Crisis

US Intelligence Alleges UAE Hacked Qatari Government Sites Sparking Crisis Among the false social media posts published during the hack were some made in the name of the emir of Qatar , in which he appeared to make disparaging remarks about Donald Trump , praised Gaza's Hamas leaders and expressed support for Iran as an " Islamic power ". [Full Article...]

Texas bathroom bill may shape 2018 GOP primary campaigns

Texas bathroom bill may shape 2018 GOP primary campaigns The Texas Legislature spent much of the 2017 session grappling over whether to pass a law disallowing transgender students to use the bathroom where they feel most comfortable, requiring these students to instead use the restroom that correlates with their birth certificates. [Full Article...]

Monsoon session: Government calls all party meet, TMC to skip

Monsoon session: Government calls all party meet, TMC to skip Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday held an informal meeting of the Opposition leaders to firm up the issues to be raised during the session. Two Rajya Sabha members - former Union minister Anil Madhav Dave and Congress member Palvai Govardhan Reddy - died during the interregnum period after the budget session while sitting Gurdaspur Lok Sabha member Vinod Khanna also died during that peri... [Full Article...]

Evacuation order given to Williams Lake, BC due to wildfires

Evacuation order given to Williams Lake, BC due to wildfires The province declared a state of emergency last week and more than 16,000 people have been affected by evacuation orders, with thousands more on alert. "That is a rough estimate", said Turner. "People are scrambling. People are leaving", Sharman said by phone. Another fast-moving fire raced through brush and forest above Okanagan Lake in the community of Lake Country on Saturday, destroying ... [Full Article...]

European Union raises prospect of new sanctions against NKorea

European Union raises prospect of new sanctions against NKorea Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said at the time that the measures were "in no way targeting China" but instead focused on "North Korea's external enablers". Separately, the Red Cross raised the possibility of a meeting with its North Korean counterpart on August 1 to discuss possible family reunions to coincide with shared holidays on October 4. [Full Article...]

USTR to seek "appropriate mechanism" in NAFTA on currency manipulation

USTR to seek Mexican officials say a revamped NAFTA must further integrate the region and are awaiting USA negotiating objectives, due to be published on or around Sunday. Trump's message of "America first" was critical in his 2016 election victory. Canada and Mexico have already agreed to upgrade these areas as part of the defunct Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. [Full Article...]

Biden Says Senate Bill 'Should Make Your Blood Boil'

Biden Says Senate Bill 'Should Make Your Blood Boil' Adding to the uncertainty, the Congressional Budget Office also indicated on Sunday it no longer expected to release its analysis on Monday on the estimated cost and scope of insurance coverage under the latest GOP bill, which has the support of President Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill

More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill Several Republican senators have expressed reservations or outright opposition to the new version as well, and Republicans need McCain's vote to have any chance of passing it. While initial reports that Congress was trying to exempt themselves from the new health care bill turned out to be based on an error, members of Congress are unlikely to personally experience the drastic changes that the BC... [Full Article...]

Eight attended Russian Federation meeting with Trump Jr

Eight attended Russian Federation meeting with Trump Jr Some Trump allies are concerned that the president's biggest legal liability isn't the suspicion about his campaign's possible collusion with the Russian government but rather obstruction of justice charges related to his response to the investigation, including his tweets and his decision to fire FBI director James Comey. [Full Article...]

Clima, Trump apre all'accordo di Parigi

Clima, Trump apre all'accordo di Parigi Riguardo all'accordo di Parigi sul clima, da cui gli Usa si sono sfilati: "Qualcosa può succedere e se succederà, sarà fantastico", ha detto Trump . "Con lui convergenza di vedute su diversi temi", confermando le intenzioni di avviare "diverse iniziative diplomatiche forti" per la stabilizzazione della Libia. [Full Article...]

Severe weather warning: Rain and thunderstorms set to hit Kent

Severe weather warning: Rain and thunderstorms set to hit Kent SCATTERED thunderstorms could hit Surrey and Hampshire overnight on Tuesday into Wednesday, the Met Office has warned. "Frequent lightning may be an additional hazard with potential for disruption to power networks". "Large hail may also be an additional hazard on Wednesday afternoon". Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said some areas of the United Kingdom will see between 20mm and 30mm of ra... [Full Article...]


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