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Supreme Court reserves judgment in Panamagate case Supreme Court reserves judgment in Panamagate case
- July 22, 2017

Opposition lawmakers have been fighting a legal battle to disqualify Sharif as prime minister since 2016 when leaked documents from a Panama-based law firm disclosed his family's offshore accounts. The allegations are fuelling intense pressure on Sharif from opposition parties to resign. Exercising their right to respond to the arguments by defence lawyers, the petitioners in their brief remarks urged the apex court to disqualify Sharif and order a trial against him for allegedly hiding assets ... (more...)
Senate gives early OK to must-pass Senate gives early OK to must-pass "sunset" legislation
- July 21, 2017

So when she saw Abbott was coming to town, she got a ticket to the event and waited in line to meet him after the rally with the hopes of getting a photo. The potential legislation has members of Abbott's party divided. Similar to a North Carolina law, S.B. Though some advocate were not pleased that the North Carolina repeal went far enough, it did prevent a massive loss of revenue for the state. (more...)
China, US to address trade imbalance, official says China, US to address trade imbalance, official says
- July 21, 2017

We need to work together to maximize the benefits for both sides. During his campaign, Mr Trump attacked China for unfair trade practices, but his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Florida resort in April prompted a change of rhetoric and the launch of a 100-day economic cooperation plan. (more...)
Germany says European Union aid to Turkey could be halted over arrests Germany says European Union aid to Turkey could be halted over arrests
- July 21, 2017

The continued detention of human rights activist and German national Peter Steudtner , along with nine other activists, and Ankara's refusal to address German concerns over the arrest, is only the latest in a series of tensions between the two countries. (more...)
Muslim Group Calls for 'Intifada' Against Israel Muslim Group Calls for 'Intifada' Against Israel
- July 20, 2017

Ir Amim, an Israeli human rights group, warned that the new measures, including the two-day closure of the site, have "disturbing implications for a status quo". Hamdallah called on the global community and Islamic countries to intervene to halt violations made by the government of the Israeli occupation against the revered place, Efe reported . (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend pregnant with baby No 4 Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend pregnant with baby No 4
- July 19, 2017

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed that he is expecting his fourth child. News, when El Mundo asked Cristiano Ronaldo if he was excited about having a baby on the way, he replied, "Yes, very". Cristiano: They are precious, I am delighted . While he admits he's not very good at changing diapers, Ronaldo shared that "he tries" and that he is "very happy". (more...)
Police say Muslim worshipers returning to pray at Al-Aqsa Police say Muslim worshipers returning to pray at Al-Aqsa
- July 19, 2017

At least 261 Palestinians and one Jordanian citizen have been killed since the violence began. During the preceding night, Muslim rioters pelted police officers with stones and Molotov cocktails and set dumpsters on fire in the Silwan and Issawiya areas. (more...)
Karnataka government appoints panel to design its own state flag Karnataka government appoints panel to design its own state flag
- July 19, 2017

Assembly elections are due in Karnataka next year. "The Congress-ruled government is triggering separatism in the state", he said, speaking to reporters here. there is no prohibition in the Constitution for the state to have its own flag. The Congress government in Karnataka has set up a panel to design a legally acceptable flag for the state. (more...)
Hastert Leaves Federal Prison In Minnesota, Back In Chicago Hastert Leaves Federal Prison In Minnesota, Back In Chicago
- July 19, 2017

He is one of the highest-ranking USA politicians to ever go to prison, where he was known as Inmate No. 47991-424. "What I did was wrong, and I regret it", Hastert said at sentencing of his former student athletes. "He didn't tell us the truth when we met with him", Anderson said about the first interview with Hastert. At least four other individuals made the same allegations. (more...)
Turkish court decides to keep six rights activists in custody Turkish court decides to keep six rights activists in custody
- July 19, 2017

In a decision which Amnesty International called a "crushing blow for rights in Turkey ", the court in Istanbul also chose to release four other activists from custody pending the outcome of a trial, but barred them from traveling overseas. (more...)
Illinois Governor Fires New 'Body Man' over Homophobic and Racist Tweets Illinois Governor Fires New 'Body Man' over Homophobic and Racist Tweets
- July 19, 2017

Rauner said Cullerton was refusing to send him the funding formula bill to "create crisis and then force the pension bailout for the city of Chicago and put a new permanent structure in place that hurts our local schools every year going forward". (more...)
Frontier adds flights from Orlando to Midwest Frontier adds flights from Orlando to Midwest
- July 19, 2017

Less than two months after announcing service in Rhode Island, Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday it's adding more flights out of T. F. Green. The news comes as the discount airline carrier has grown in Orlando in the past few years and plans to relocate a flight attendant training center from its headquarters in Denver to the Central Florida region. (more...)
Australian Woman Shot Dead by Minneapolis Police Officers After Calling 911 Herself Australian Woman Shot Dead by Minneapolis Police Officers After Calling 911 Herself
- July 18, 2017

Justine Damond , from Sydney , Australia, reportedly approached the responding squad vehicle from the driver's side door and was talking to the officer behind the wheel when a second officer in the passenger seat opened fire, the Star Tribune reported. (more...)
Japan says this is a time to raise pressure on North Korea Japan says this is a time to raise pressure on North Korea
- July 18, 2017

Ties between the Koreas have plunged over the North's expanding missile and nuclear programs and the hard-line policies of Moon's conservative predecessors. The South Korean Red Cross suggested talks be held on 1 August, with possible reunions over the Korean thanksgiving Chuseok holiday, which falls in October this year. (more...)
Life Sentence for Jordan Soldier In Killing of US Troops Life Sentence for Jordan Soldier In Killing of US Troops
- July 18, 2017

First Sergeant Marik al-Tuwayha was accused of shooting the American soldiers, who were staying on the base to train Jordanian troops. He claimed that he had friendly relations with the US soldiers, and no reason to kill them. The Americans were killed November 4, as their convoy waited at the gate to the al-Jafr base in southern Jordan. He is part of a tribe, the Howeitat, which on Monday issued a statement criticizing the court's judgment. (more...)
Woman killed outside Church queuing to vote in Venezuela Woman killed outside Church queuing to vote in Venezuela
- July 18, 2017

The opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Table (MUD), held a news conference to discuss Sunday's unofficial referendum in which almost 7.2 million Venezuelans rejected President Nicolas Maduro's government. "One particular thing that makes this act unlawful is that they never consulted with the people if they people want to change the constitution". The turnout is slightly smaller than the 7.7 million people who voted for opposition candidates at the 2015 parliamentary elections. (more...)
United States approves 15000 visas for temporary workers United States approves 15000 visas for temporary workers
- July 18, 2017

The cancellation earlier this year of a provision that had exempted returning workers from being included in that cap had worsened the shortage. Holiday vacation destinations around the US, including President Donald Trump's own Mar-a-Lago country club in Florida, depend on tens of thousands of temporary workers in the summer and winter, many of them young people from eastern Europe and Asia. (more...)
Modi asks state govts to come down hard on cow vigilantes Modi asks state govts to come down hard on cow vigilantes
- July 18, 2017

Law and order are the state subject. The prime minister also said it would have been good had a consensus been reached on the presidential candidate ahead of the presidential poll. "It is my firm belief that the Monsoon Session will provide an opportunity to all the political parties and the MPs to enter into a dialogue of the highest quality with value addition for taking major decisions in the larger national interest", said Modi. (more...)
India's presidential election: Profile of the two candidates India's presidential election: Profile of the two candidates
- July 18, 2017

While speaking to a leading daily, NCP leader, Majeed Memon said that Kovind is not at all a known person and also he has not done any work. "I wish the next President of our country every success and an accomplished tenure in safeguarding the constitutional values for the people of the nation", the Chief Minister said on Facebook . (more...)
State Police To Release Sketch Of Killer In Delphi Murders State Police To Release Sketch Of Killer In Delphi Murders
- July 17, 2017

Photo and sketch courtesy Indiana State Police. It's been more than five months since the girls' bodies were found on a trail near the Monon High Bridge. The sketch depicts a hat, but police aren't sure of that detail's accuracy. They later released an audio clip of a male voice saying, "Down the hill". (more...)