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Putin Derides Sanctions and Trump Investigations as 'Boorishness' Putin Derides Sanctions and Trump Investigations as 'Boorishness'
- July 31, 2017

The bill is the first major foreign policy legislation approved by Congress under Trump, who has struggled to advance his domestic agenda despite Republicans controlling the Senate and House of Representatives. Earlier on Thursday, a senior White House aide said Trump could veto the pending legislation in order to push for a tougher deal, an idea that drew skepticism in Congress because his administration had spent weeks lobbying for a weaker bill. (more...)
BJP may fish in troubled waters in Gujarat, announce RS candidates today BJP may fish in troubled waters in Gujarat, announce RS candidates today
- July 31, 2017

Shah at present is an MLA from Gujarat, where BJP has a government. The BJP has had a rough time in the Rajya Sabha since it has not had a majority. The directive of the CM has created fury among the ruling party which was also seen in the state assembly when a Legislator from Bundelkhand region Ashok Singh Chandel commented that the condition of the BJP MLAs was worst than the opposition. (more...)
Donald Trump replaces chief of staff Reince Priebus with retired General Kelly Donald Trump replaces chief of staff Reince Priebus with retired General Kelly
- July 31, 2017

Kelly, 67, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, is now secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and will assume the chief of staff post on Monday. Throughout the interview , Priebus defended Trump and his decision to resign, saying that it was a mutual decision between himself and the President. (more...)
Trump sacks Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff Trump sacks Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff
- July 31, 2017

He then was tapped as White House Chief of Staff , despite some concerns from some Trump backers, who saw Priebus as too much of the GOP Establishment. Asked on Fox Business Network whether Priebus is in trouble, Conway replied: "You'd have to ask the president that". Lizza said Scaramucci demanded, "Who leaked that to you?" Priebus previously served as the chairman of the Republican National Committee. (more...)
Venezuela votes in election that opposition says will end democracy Venezuela votes in election that opposition says will end democracy
- July 31, 2017

President Nicolas Maduro was among the first to cast a vote in the so-called constituent assembly, ignoring worldwide condemnation, a boycott by the opposition, and the threat of severe sanctions by the U.S. The political crisis in Venezuela deepened ahead of a controversial vote that critics contend will end democracy in the oil-rich country. Inflation and homicide rates are among the world's highest and widespread shortages of food and medicine have citizens dying of preventable ... (more...)
Pakistan names Abbasi interim prime minister Pakistan names Abbasi interim prime minister
- July 30, 2017

Shahbaz will then have to get elected from the seat left vacant by the elder Shairf and an interim Prime Minister will have to be elected until Shahbaz enters the National Assembly . He will run the government until Nawaz Sharif's brother Shehbaz is elected as a member of parliament, as per Pakistan media reports. The Supreme Court also ruled that the prime minister had not fulfilled Articles 62 and 63 of the constitution, which say any public office holder should be honest and truthful. (more...)
Gunmen Attack Kenyan Deputy President's Home, Standard Reports Gunmen Attack Kenyan Deputy President's Home, Standard Reports
- July 30, 2017

Ruto's running mate President Uhuru Kenyatta faces a tight re-election contest on August 8 against longtime opposition leader Raila Odinga. A police officer guarding the gate was shot and injured and his gun snatched before fighting began. Members of the public were barred from accessing the heavily guarded home. The Senator called on security agencies to fully investigate the motive of the attack and guard against incidents that may "throw the country into turmoil and uncertainty". (more...)
Israel Says Embassy Guard Opened Fire After Being Attacked Israel Says Embassy Guard Opened Fire After Being Attacked
- July 30, 2017

Israeli authorities are working with their Jordanian counterparts, the Israeli foreign ministry said . Israel reportedly tried to evacuate its diplomatic staff following the attack but was prevented from doing so by the Jordanians, who want to question the guard. (more...)
Trump Replaces Chief Of Staff Priebus With Retired General Kelly Trump Replaces Chief Of Staff Priebus With Retired General Kelly
- July 30, 2017

Kelly was the fifth person to lead the Department of Homeland Security, which includes agencies that protect the president, respond to disasters, enforce immigration laws, protect America's coastlines and secure air travel. It was not immediately clear if Priebus had been terminated from that position or resigned. Trump had only a small team of supporters when, in 2011, he first began toying with the idea of a presidential run. (more...)
Iran accuses U.S. navy of firing warning shots at its vessels Iran accuses U.S. navy of firing warning shots at its vessels
- July 30, 2017

The Iranian vessels ignored the flares, and the US ships later left the area, CNN reported. "In a provocative and unprofessional action, the Americans fired flares to warn the Zolfaqar flotilla vessels", the statement added, saying, however, that the IRGC naval forces continued their mission in the zone in the regular manner, disregarding the "unconventional and unusual" moves by the United States forces. (more...)
Priebus says Trump sought a different direction Priebus says Trump sought a different direction
- July 30, 2017

Trump (@realDonaldTrump ) July 28, 2017 ...and a Great Leader. Kelly, 67, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, is now secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and will assume the chief of staff post on Monday. Hours later Scaramucci sent out a tweet ridiculing the press. As the president deplaned at Andrews Air Force Base, waiting reporters asked him to comment on the announcement which had been tweeted only moments earlier. (more...)
Firefighters rescue Ohio woman entangled by boa constrictor Firefighters rescue Ohio woman entangled by boa constrictor
- July 30, 2017

The woman was taken to a hospital for apparent non-life threatening injuries. The woman, who has 11 snakes , was reportedly lying in the street with the snake on her when rescuers arrived around 2 p.m., The Chronicle-Telegram reported . (more...)
Putin Turns on Trump as Congress Approves New Sanctions on Russian Federation Putin Turns on Trump as Congress Approves New Sanctions on Russian Federation
- July 29, 2017

In addition to Russian Federation, the bill levies sanctions on Iran and North Korea as well. A bipartisan agreement has been passed by the U.S. Those sanctions were in addition to sanctions imposed on Moscow by the U.S., the European Union, and other Western governments since 2014 over Russia's encroachments against Ukraine, namely, the Crimea annexation and the war in Donbass . (more...)
Senate's Russia Investigation Casts Unflattering Light on Fusion GPS Senate's Russia Investigation Casts Unflattering Light on Fusion GPS
- July 29, 2017

Browder said that to protect the vast amounts of money, some of which he said was in American banks, Putin launched a campaign to repeal the Magnitsky Act, a US law that imposed sanctions on Russian officials whom the USA held responsible for the 2009 death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Russian jail after being retained by Browder to investigate corruption. (more...)
US State Department: Iran's Satellite Launch Violates UN Resolution US State Department: Iran's Satellite Launch Violates UN Resolution
- July 29, 2017

The claim of a successful launch was made on state-run television and echoed by an affiliated website and the Fars news agency. The U.S. said Thursday that such a rocket is inherently created to be able to carry a nuclear warhead . But it recently abandoned plans to send humans into orbit, saying the cost was too high. Iran , in the past, has successfully launched several dummy satellites . (more...)
Declaring Victory, Muslims Return Triumphant to Temple Mount Declaring Victory, Muslims Return Triumphant to Temple Mount
- July 28, 2017

Abbas said afternoon prayers would be held at the Al-Aqsa Mosque within the holy compound, the Wafa Palestinian news agency reported . The metal detectors at the compound had already been removed by Israel earlier this week, after outrage over the measures resulted in seven deaths, according to The Guardian . (more...)
Kansas' Brownback abandons his mess, prepares to join Trump admin Kansas' Brownback abandons his mess, prepares to join Trump admin
- July 28, 2017

On Twitter Wednesday, Brownback said he was "honored to serve such an important cause". "The choice of what you do with your own soul", he tweeted . - Sam Brownback ( @govsambrownback ) July 27, 2017happy 4 @govsambrownback. Melika Willoughby, a spokeswoman for Mr. Brownback, said he remained governor of Kansas, but declined further comment until a news conference on Thursday afternoon. (more...)
GOP eyes narrow bill to advance goal on GOP eyes narrow bill to advance goal on "Obamacare" repeal
- July 28, 2017

Their "no" votes signaled that the so-called "clean repeal" bill did not have the support from key Republican senators. They couldn't pass a repeal of "Obamacare", or find the votes for a White House-backed replacement. Fifty to 50, two senators, both women, joining the - two Republican senators joining the Democrats voting against opening debate, but, ultimately, Vice President Pence broke the tie, and they are moving forward today. (more...)
Court gives NIA 10-day custody of 7 separatists Court gives NIA 10-day custody of 7 separatists
- July 27, 2017

Federal agents swooped on the members of the Hurriyat movement in raids across New Delhi and Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on Monday. The seven, including Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani's son-in-law, Altaf Ahmad Shah, and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's aide, Shahid-ul-Islam, were arrested a day earlier over alleged terror funding from Pakistan. (more...)
Russia: EU says United States move could harm bloc's energy security
- July 27, 2017

According to Mikser, there is still time to coordinate the sanctions , and Estonia as the current presiding member state in the European Union council had an important role in this. He said the regional bloc concluded today that if our concerns are not taken into account sufficiently, we stand ready to act appropriately within a matter of days . (more...)