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US Senate slaps new sanctions on Russian Federation, putting Trump in corner

US Senate slaps new sanctions on Russian Federation, putting Trump in corner Before that, over the past weekend, key members of the US Congress announced the Senate and the House of Representatives had struck a deal for new sanctions on Russia , Iran , and North Korea , and for empowering the American legislature to block potential sanctions easing by President Donald Trump. [Full Article...]

Trump Wish of Russian Detente Dies as Putin Expels Diplomats

In November Moscow's political elite cheered Trump's election victory, expecting that he would quickly reverse sanctions imposed under President Barack Obama, which included the seizure in December of two Russian diplomatic compounds in NY and Maryland. [Full Article...]

Trump Says Health Care Bill Defeat 'Let the American People Down'

But now that three moderate senators in Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and John McCain killed Obamacare repeal , saving health care insurance for millions, right-wing conservatives could not contain their frustrations after the historic vote. [Full Article...]

George Woman Killed on Alaskan Cruise

George Woman Killed on Alaskan Cruise In the US state of Alaska man accused of killing wife on cruise ship . The Utah couple's relationship ruptured in tragedy in a horrific scene in which witnesses described hearing screaming before one man allegedly tried to wrestle Kristy's bloody body from her husband and a hysterical child was inconsolable in the hall. [Full Article...]

One killed, several injured in ride accident at Ohio State Fair

One killed, several injured in ride accident at Ohio State Fair A few hours after that announcement was made, State Fire Marshal James Greeson directed all Fire Ball amusement rides in IN immediately be taken out of service. The fair at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum has carnival games, shows and 42 rides - the Fire Ball among them. Dorso says the Uniondale Fire Ball never had issues in the 17 years it's been at his fairs. [Full Article...]

US Navy warning shot in Gulf was 'unprofessional,' Iran says

US Navy warning shot in Gulf was 'unprofessional,' Iran says A US Navy ship fired warning shots at an armed Iranian patrol boat Friday in the Persian Gulf after being intercepted by Iranian navy, According to a statement issued by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The confrontation came on the same day the United States slapped a new raft on sanctions on Iran. Iranian naval forces are tasked with guaranteeing security within the country's mariti... [Full Article...]

Statement on Health Care Victory Led by Everyday People

Statement on Health Care Victory Led by Everyday People Following the collapse of the skinny repeal, the PPHF appears safer than it did before. Certainly you recall statements that you could keep your doctor and your premiums would go down by an average $2,500. Experts have already warned the skinny repeal could drive up the cost of insurance and destabilize the individual insurance market. But the major drivers are the disproportionately high number... [Full Article...]

Weather for Donegal, Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Weather for Donegal, Saturday, July 29th, 2017 SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear skies and cool temperatures will develop, with a low temperature of 58 degrees. Sunshine for all in the afternoon with highs in the 70s. Wednesday will likely be the start of more rain for the next few days. We're much warmer next week! An extended stretch of sunny, dry weather will be with for most of next week. [Full Article...]

Senate sends new sanctions bill to President Trump

Senate sends new sanctions bill to President Trump And Congress would have quickly overturned a veto - a public repudiation that would underscore the President's impotence in this situation. If Trump chooses to veto it, the bill is expected to garner enough support in both chambers to override his veto and pass it into law. [Full Article...]

Deal of the art: Trump's NYC sketch pulls in almost $30000

Deal of the art: Trump's NYC sketch pulls in almost $30000 There were 11 bids on the "very rare" item, with bidding starting at $9,000. In the past, Trump memorabilia has sold including a Ferrari, a set of golf clubs, and a bottle of whiskey signed by him. President Donald Trump's minimalist drawing of the Manhattan skyline earned the seller almost $30,000 at auction Thursday night, NBC News reported. [Full Article...]

North Korean ICBM test provokes strong reactions from USA and neighbors

North Korean ICBM test provokes strong reactions from USA and neighbors But the timing of the launch may have been affected by rain and cloudy weather that covered much of the country Thursday and Friday. North Korea usually conducts its missile and underground nuclear tests in the morning. The Pentagon confirmed that the missile, which flew for 45 minutes , travelled an estimated 600 miles and landed on west of Japan's Hokkaido island, was an ICBM. [Full Article...]

Putin discusses de-escalation zones in Syria, relations with U.S. with Security Council

Putin discusses de-escalation zones in Syria, relations with U.S. with Security Council Senate". The sanctions have yet to be approved by the Senate or Trump, and a top White House aide said on Thursday that Trump could veto the legislation in order to push for a tougher deal. Talking about the joint naval exercise that kicked off in the past weekend in the Baltic Sea, Putin said Russian Federation and China have strategic cooperation in the fields of economy, politics and milita... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation orders out United States diplomats in sanctions retaliation

The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was also seizing a Moscow dacha compound used by United States diplomats for recreation, from August 1, as well as a USA diplomatic warehouse in Moscow. The sanctions also included the closure of two Russian compounds, in Maryland and NY, used for intelligence purposes. The sanctions are over Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and alleged interference in the ... [Full Article...]

Trump replaces chief of staff Reince Priebus after six-month run

Trump replaces chief of staff Reince Priebus after six-month run General Kelly has been a star. Kelly has also fallen victim to criticism over plans to build Trump's vaunted wall on the U.S. -Mexico border, which appear to be stuck somewhere in the federal budgeting and procurement process. " Reince Priebus has left it all out on the field, for our party and our country", Ryan said. Speaking to reporters on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews outside Washingt... [Full Article...]

Repeal-And-Replace Effort In Senate Still Dominated By Confusion

Repeal-And-Replace Effort In Senate Still Dominated By Confusion The "skinny" bill would have repealed Obamacare's individual and employer mandates and denied funding to Planned Parenthood for a year. Sen. John McCain didn't like what he heard. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the plan would have increased premiums by 20% and cause 16 million more people to become uninsured. [Full Article...]

For Sen. John McCain, A Momentous Few Days

John McCain returned to the Senate to cast a critical vote on moving forward with Trumpcare and delivered a Sorkinesque speech defending the Senate's procedural norms. Let's return to regular order. "Whether or not we are of the same party, we are not the president's subordinates", he said. Colleagues on both sides of the aisle offered their overwhelming support of McCain after his diagnosis. [Full Article...]

Retailers Rejoice As Border Adjustment Tax Plan Falls Through

As Common Dreams reported earlier this month, the few concrete tax proposals put forth by the Trump administration thus far would give "astonishing" tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans while raising taxes on many middle class families. [Full Article...]

Putin signs law to keep Russian base in Syria

Putin signs law to keep Russian base in Syria Earlier in the day, the White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the Trump Administration supports strong sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea . "We will respond to the new possible sanctions against Russian Federation according to the latest version of the bill evaluated by Washington", Putin said during a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at the country's Savonli... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation orders United States to cut diplomat numbers after more sanctions imposed

The ministry says the USA has until September 1 to cut the number of its staff at the Moscow embassy and at three consulates to match the exact number of Russian diplomats who are working in the US - 455 people, according to the ministry's announcement. [Full Article...]

Palestinian Assailant Shot, Killed in Attempted West Bank Stabbing

Palestinian Assailant Shot, Killed in Attempted West Bank Stabbing No civilians were reported to be wounded in the attack. Meanwhile, clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians were reported in the West Bank as well as in Gaza, were one was killed . It comes amid soaring tensions between Israeli authorities and Palestinians over discriminatory restrictions in place at al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem. [Full Article...]


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