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SL sign deal on Hambantota port with China

SL sign deal on Hambantota port with China The amended agreement to lease out Hambantota harbour to a Chinese company was approved by the cabinet last Tuesday (25), after terms of the first pact sparked widespread public anger in the country. Funds from the port deal will be used to settle debt, he said. The government has given assurances that China will run only commercial operations from the port, on the main shipping route between As... [Full Article...]

North Korean missle lands in ocean off Japan

North Korean missle lands in ocean off Japan In early July, Pyongyang claimed to have successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time. A USA official told ABC News earlier this week that North Korea could test another ICBM as early as Wednesday night. [Full Article...]

"Safety is the number one importance", acting Fair director says

But as we learned in OH, even with inspections, accidents can still happen. Seven others - ages 14 to 42 - were injured. "She says it's kind of disrespectful for the people who were in the accident on the Fire Ball ". The Claw will be closed until operators at the fair receive further guidance from the ride's manufacturer, according to Andrew Spears, assistant director at the Monmouth County ... [Full Article...]

Toronto Airport Warns Labor Strike May Affect Flights

Toronto Airport Warns Labor Strike May Affect Flights Air Canada handles its own baggage handling at Toronto Pearson. Swissport has contended that the company is following its protocols. Swissport officials said operations at the airport in the morning ran smoothly. "We're exhausted, we're fed up, and we want equal rights". "This is about respect and we are sending a message to Swissport tonight, and I hope they are listening". [Full Article...]

Top Republican drafting bill to protect special counsel

Top Republican drafting bill to protect special counsel Trump is upset that the attorney general recused himself months ago from the investigation into interactions between Russian officials and the Trump campaign. I believe with great confidence that I understand what is needed in the Department of Justice and what President Trump wants. Earlier this week, Mr Trump said he was "disappointed" with Mr Sessions, tweeting that he had "taken a V... [Full Article...]

Trump drops Priebus, hires Kelly as staff chief

Trump drops Priebus, hires Kelly as staff chief The former financier also allegedly told the reporter, from the New Yorker , that Mr Priebus would be "asked to resign very shortly". Priebus confirmed that he formally resigned on resigned on Thursday. Priebus also added that "bringing in a fresh face" is a good thing. This White House will remain stuck in neutral unless Kelly can convince Trump to settle down and let him navigate a steadier... [Full Article...]

Congress Workers Disrupt Indu Sarkar Shows In Maharashtra

Congress Workers Disrupt Indu Sarkar Shows In Maharashtra As it had to go through numerous controversies over its release, questions raised over its release created negative impression over the audiences. The movie is set against the backdrop of the Emergency, a 21-month period between 1975-77 when Indira Gandhi suspended the constitution, allowing herself to rule by decree. [Full Article...]

US Senate rejects Obamacare repeal bill

US Senate rejects Obamacare repeal bill It's an atypical legislative strategy in which Republicans would vote "yes" on legislation that no one wants to ultimately pass. If Senate Republicans manage to pass a skinny repeal bill that leaves most of Obamacare in place, a House-Senate conference committee could hash out a compromise, which could take months. [Full Article...]

Judiciary Committee subpoenas ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort

Judiciary Committee subpoenas ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley and Democratic Sen. Knitting these many strings together on the surface is the hearing's title, "Oversight of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and Attempts to Influence US Elections". And Grassley and Feinstein announced they had reached an arrangement with another witness they had subpoenaed to appear Wednesday: Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of Fusion GPS... [Full Article...]

Reince Priebus out as Trump's Chief of Staff

But Priebus' power - which has been limited compared with past people with that title - has dwindled. The former Republican National Committee head was the frequent target of rumors about his job security, the victim of a long whisper campaign by Trump allies and the subject of a remarkable public rebuke this week by the new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. [Full Article...]

NAU Roundup: Four Lumberjacks earn USTFCCA all-academic honors

NAU Roundup: Four Lumberjacks earn USTFCCA all-academic honors He finished in second place in the 5,000 meters and third in the 3,000m at the 2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships. Bryan met the provisional qualifying standard for the outdoor 800-meter run, while Smith was a provisional qualifier for the 3000-meter steeplechase. [Full Article...]

Congress politicising abducted Indians issue, says Sushma Swaraj

Congress politicising abducted Indians issue, says Sushma Swaraj Sushma said a day after the Iraqi Prime Minister declared that Mosul district was free of ISIS, MoS for External Affairs General (retired) VK Singh rushed to Mosul on July 10. Long live maam", Hijaab Asif said responding to a tweet. After Swaraj's direction to grant a visa to the patient, Asif was effusive in her praise of the external affairs minister. [Full Article...]

Injuries as hail stones as large as golf balls sweep Istanbul

Injuries as hail stones as large as golf balls sweep Istanbul Several fires broke out after lightning struck parts of the city, while the downpour sparked flash flooding, making a usually congested traffic even worse during the evening rush hour. Hurriyet reports 13 Turkish Airlines planes en route to Ataturk were diverted to other destinations due to severe rainfall from a heavy storm. Authorities also closed down the Eurasia Tunnel, which connects Ist... [Full Article...]

Congress, Left pulling in opposite directions in West Bengal

Congress, Left pulling in opposite directions in West Bengal West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announced her support to the Congress nominee and said that her party will support Pradip Bhattacharya. Two days after CPI-M hardliners blocked general secretary Sitaram Yechury's chances of returning to the Rajya Sabha for the third time, the Bengal unit of the party on Friday fielded former Kolkata mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya for the same seat although he ... [Full Article...]

Defence experts differ on Mehbooba Mufti's statement on Separatists' arrest

Defence experts differ on Mehbooba Mufti's statement on Separatists' arrest Yesterday, Mehbooba warned that any change in Article 35 (A) of the Constitution, which gives a special state provision to Jammu and Kashmir and is being debated in the Supreme Court would not be in favour of the people living in the Valley and would invite repercussions. [Full Article...]

Britain weighs economic impact of European Union immigration

Britain weighs economic impact of European Union immigration She said: "Leaving the European Union gives us the opportunity to take control of immigration from the EU". Mr Barnier is reported also to have warned that accelerating the talks process would be possible only if the United Kingdom was prepared to table "substantial" counter-proposals on the Brexit bill - the amount the United Kingdom will be required to pay on departure to honour its financia... [Full Article...]

Attorney General Sessions Cracks Down on DOJ Funding for Sanctuary Cities

Last week, Trump lashed out at this decision in an interview with the New York Times , calling Sessions' choice to recuse himself "very unfair to the president". SC senior Sen. " He should not have recused himself nearly immediately after he took office, and if he was going to recuse himself he should have told me to prior to taking office, and I would've quite simply picked somebody else", Tr... [Full Article...]

Graham: Firing Mueller could be 'beginning of the end' for Trump

Graham: Firing Mueller could be 'beginning of the end' for Trump Anthony Scaramucci, the president's new communications director, fuelled the fire on Tuesday by suggesting the attorney general's days could be numbered. Earlier this week, Mr Trump said he was " disappointed " with Mr Sessions, tweeting that he had "taken a VERY weak position" on the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. [Full Article...]

'House of Cards' creator calls McCain vote an act of heroism

'House of Cards' creator calls McCain vote an act of heroism President Donald Trump pumps his fist after speaking to law enforcement officials on the street gang MS-13, Friday, July 28, 2017 , in Brentwood, N.Y. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode , then deal. "Outsourced the whole issue to Congress". Murkowski has had concerns about the Senate's repeal-and-replace plan. [Full Article...]

In tweet, Trump names Kelly as new chief of staff, replacing Priebus

In tweet, Trump names Kelly as new chief of staff, replacing Priebus Trump made the announcement in a tweet Friday afternoon after days of having Priebus face mounting public criticism from some Trump allies, including, most prominently, White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci . Priebus took the return flight to Washington , his fate sealed in the tweets that were sent by the president just as he stepped off the plane. "We'll be working on a tran... [Full Article...]


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