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USA sanctions Bill targets Russia, Iran and North Korea

USA sanctions Bill targets Russia, Iran and North Korea This goes into effect on September 1. Russian Federation has ordered the United States to cut its diplomatic staff in the country after Washington imposed more sanctions on Moscow. Trump has yet to sign off on the package. But there is one particular issue that the Europeans are concerned about, and that is the clause in the bill that suggests that there might be US sanctions on energy project... [Full Article...]

Philippe Coutinho captains Liverpool to 3-0 friendly win over Hertha Berlin

Philippe Coutinho captains Liverpool to 3-0 friendly win over Hertha Berlin Jurgen Klopp has named a strong side for Liverpool's fifth pre-season clash of the summer, taking on Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin on Saturday. "I was pleased but it was what I expected", the Liverpool manager said of the performance. "In the second half we only scored one goal but we managed the game which is very important, especially when players want to show what they can do. [Full Article...]

Senate Democrats call for reset, quick fixes on health care

Senate Democrats call for reset, quick fixes on health care In a statement released early this morning, Johnson said he was "disappointed not only in the failure to pass legislation to begin to fix the damage done by Obamacare, but also in the dysfunctional process that directly led to this result". [Full Article...]

BJP chief Amit Shah to contest Rajya Sabha poll

BJP chief Amit Shah to contest Rajya Sabha poll Amid the military standoff with China and increasing ceasefire violations by Pakistan, the Modi government has been facing attacks for not having a full time defence minister ever since Manohar Parrikar moved back to Goa as Chief Minister. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation hits back at US

Russian Federation hits back at US Vladimir Putin had warned Russian Federation would retaliate against the sanctions. The White House has received a bill that would ramp up sanctions against Russian Federation, which President Donald Trump must now sign into law or veto. [Full Article...]

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to be elected as interim PM of Pakistan

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to be elected as interim PM of Pakistan Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain is due to convene a session of parliament shortly to elect Abbasi to the post. But since Shehbaz Sharif is also the Chief Minister of Punjab, he will have to step down and forego his seat in the Punjab Assembly of Pakistan . [Full Article...]

Gasps, appeals: 5 top moments from repeal vote

Gasps, appeals: 5 top moments from repeal vote And Graham voted for it. Broader legislation was defeated earlier in the week. His face ashen, McConnell stood still and silent for several moments as the magnitude of McCain's vote became clear. Insurers have until September to finalize their 2018 health plans in many Obamacare marketplaces. They all had the power to stop a bill many openly trashed as a joke and conceded would do great damage. [Full Article...]

GOP fears political fallout after health care 'epic fail'

GOP fears political fallout after health care 'epic fail' Republicans in the House and Senate have been criticized for not having a clearer plan in place, after seven years of Obamacare and promises to repeal it. US Representative Charlie Dent: "One of the failures was the president never laid out a plan or his core principles and never sold them to the American people". [Full Article...]

Hamburg knife attacker was 'known as an Islamist,' official says

Hamburg knife attacker was 'known as an Islamist,' official says A friend had tipped authorities off to changes in the man, telling them that he stopped drinking alcohol and started talking about the Quran, said Torsten Voss, head of the Hamburg branch of the domestic intelligence agency. "He was a suspected Islamist and was recorded as such in the appropriate systems, not as a jihadist but as an Islamist". He later wounded two other men in the supermarket ... [Full Article...]

Trump Replaces Priebus as Chief of Staff With DHS Chief Kelly

Trump Replaces Priebus as Chief of Staff With DHS Chief Kelly Kelly spent four decades in the Marines, retiring in 2016. Since entering the White House six months ago, Trump has parted company with his national security advisor, deputy national security advisor, Federal Bureau of Investigation director, press secretary, communications director, acting attorney general, deputy chief of staff and now chief of staff, a turnover of top officials that is unpa... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation sanctions bill heads to Trump's desk

Russian Federation sanctions bill heads to Trump's desk The White House initially wavered on whether the president would sign the measure into law, but in a statement late on Friday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Mr Trump had "reviewed the final version and, based on its responsiveness to his negotiations, approves the bill and intends to sign it". [Full Article...]

Russia Ready to Cooperate With US-Moscow's Foreign Minister

Russia Ready to Cooperate With US-Moscow's Foreign Minister Russian Federation responded to proposed USA sanctions for its suspected meddling in the 2016 election on Friday, by seizing two US diplomatic properties in the country and ordering that the USA downsize its diplomatic staff in the country. [Full Article...]

Schumer Uses O'Care Repeal Failure To Call For Bipartisan Cooperation

Schumer Uses O'Care Repeal Failure To Call For Bipartisan Cooperation If you want to laud Senator John McCain for his military service, or for his occasional high-profile stabs at bipartisanship, feel free. "I'm optimistic we can still get it done". Off the Hill, the collapse of the repeal effort has left conservative activists fuming about how the GOP could have flinched and pondering payback for the party establishment - particularly several moderate senators wh... [Full Article...]

Transgenders can continue serving the military for now, top U.S. general says

Transgenders can continue serving the military for now, top U.S. general says For LGBTQ service members, the fight for LGBTQ employment nondiscrimination protections was never more urgent than now. "That doesn't mean those people are going to go back in the closet or that they don't exist". Before that, those service members could have been discharged for medical reasons. It was Trump's judgment, she said, that transgender individuals are an unacceptable cost and di... [Full Article...]

Iran ignores US Sanctions; to continue with missile programme

Iran ignores US Sanctions; to continue with missile programme This comes just two days after a U.S. Navy warship fired warning shots at an Iranian patrol boat in the Persian Gulf. Speaking during a local ceremony on Friday, Boroujerdi said we must give US President Donald Trump a lesson on political politeness to learn not to escape from what his country has signed as an global document, and which is endorsed by the UN Security Council. [Full Article...]

Cop walked son to school bus hours before killed on duty

Cop walked son to school bus hours before killed on duty Police say Jason Brown of Indianapolis fired the shots at Allan. Lt. Aaron Allan, a 38-year-old with the Southport Police Department, responded to reports of an overturned vehicle in front of a house on Thursday afternoon. It nearly hit our auto if we didn't back up, ' Julian Dewbrew told WTHR . He says Brown was "hysterical" and Allan told Brown to be calm. "Jason's just not a person who... [Full Article...]

Putin Derides 'Illegal' Sanctions Bill - But Says He's Waiting On Final Version

Putin Derides 'Illegal' Sanctions Bill - But Says He's Waiting On Final Version The legislation all but dashes Trump's hopes for warmer ties with Moscow as his administration is dogged by congressional and special counsel investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election to sway it in Trump's favor. [Full Article...]

GOP blame-game begins after Senate sinks health care drive

GOP blame-game begins after Senate sinks health care drive Two days earlier, McCain had dramatically returned to Washington from Arizona, where he was recuperating after a shock brain cancer diagnosis , to cast one of the deciding votes to allow formal debate on health care to begin. "It's time to turn the page", said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of NY. Texas' two senators , Cruz and Cornyn, had much political capital invested in repeal. [Full Article...]

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to be the interim Prime Minister in Pakistan

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to be the interim Prime Minister in Pakistan Legendary fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has hailed Pakistan Supreme Courts' "historic" move to remove Nawaz Sharif as country's Prime Minister, but lamented that the country is "bleeding". She remarked that neither in the SC verdict nor in the report of the JIT a single case of corruption or misappropriation of public money by Nawaz Sharif during his stints in power as Prime Minister and Chief... [Full Article...]

Anthony Scaramucci Goes On Crass, Unhinged Rant Against Top White House Aides

Anthony Scaramucci Goes On Crass, Unhinged Rant Against Top White House Aides A great, great American. "Secretary Kelly is an outstanding leader who has served his country honorably and I know he will do an excellent job at the White House". "I'm not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President ". On Kelly's appointment, Priebus said: "I think General ( John) Kelly is a brilliant pick". [Full Article...]


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