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'Brexit will NOT happen' Prime Minister drops bombshell over 'turning tide' 'Brexit will NOT happen' Prime Minister drops bombshell over 'turning tide'
- July 28, 2017

Immigration has always been considered, rightly or wrongly, to be the key issue behind Britain's vote for Brexit in June of past year. At the briefing, Barnier said that if there was no progress on the Brexit bill by October he would inform the Council and that it would be "out of question to talk about any future relationship", the diplomat added. (more...)
Putin Condemns US 'Impudence' as Congress Pushes New Sanctions Putin Condemns US 'Impudence' as Congress Pushes New Sanctions
- July 28, 2017

President Donald Trump - who vowed to reset relations with Moscow - is expected to sign the punishment into law. Meanwhile, in Finland, Putin noted he'll be holding fire until he sees the sanctions package that finally surfaces as law - if it surfaces at all. (more...)
Trump honors officers who responded to shooting at congressional baseball practice Trump honors officers who responded to shooting at congressional baseball practice
- July 28, 2017

Other medal recipients were three Alexandria Police Department officers who arrived later on scene: Nicole Battaglia , Kevin Jobe and Alexander Jensen. This poster released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation asks for information on James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. Congressman Steve Scalise was the most seriously hurt that day. (more...)
What next after Trump's military transgender ban? What next after Trump's military transgender ban?
- July 28, 2017

Until then, nothing changes, he added, citing the Dunford memo. Trump's pronouncement was hailed by some conservatives who have long complained that the military was undermining its effectiveness by allowing gays, lesbians and transgender people to serve openly. (more...)
Mithali Raj says, women's cricket getting due recognition Mithali Raj says, women's cricket getting due recognition
- July 28, 2017

Mithali Raj finally opens up on the controversy; she claims that I am aware of the fact that the run-out is put up in a wrong way all across the social media . 'I think earlier, no one even used to watch women's cricket. Mandhana hoped that after the experience of a World Cup final , the girls will only improve. (more...)
Leader of Irving-based Boy Scouts apologizes for 'political rhetoric' at jamboree Leader of Irving-based Boy Scouts apologizes for 'political rhetoric' at jamboree
- July 28, 2017

What message would it send if the Scouts , who pledge to do their "duty to God and my country", made the offer contingent upon what the president might say? BSA hosts the National Jamboree every four years and Trump was the eighth sitting US president to attend the event, according to a July 21 BSA press release. (more...)
US Senate votes down bill to repeal Obamacare US Senate votes down bill to repeal Obamacare
- July 28, 2017

The senators said they would only vote for the bill if they could be guaranteed that it would not become law, and that the final product would be a collaborative effort between the House and Senate. "The skinny bill as policy is a disaster", he said. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) chastised the skinny Obamacare repeal bill. Tax reform has been a key issue for GOP lawmakers as well as a campaign promise of President Trump. (more...)
Trump Wants to Arm Ukraine Against Russia, Says New US Special Envoy Trump Wants to Arm Ukraine Against Russia, Says New US Special Envoy
- July 28, 2017

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have vowed to go ahead with a peace plan for eastern Ukraine, The Associated Press reported. He added that the matter was simply up for discussion, and that nothing had been decided. Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, and has been accused of supporting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that Kiev supports the US House of Representatives' decision to back a draft bill on new sanctions ... (more...)
Air France Says Delta, China Eastern Each Acquiring 10% of Its Shares Air France Says Delta, China Eastern Each Acquiring 10% of Its Shares
- July 28, 2017

The U.S. giant also plans to pursue a joint venture with China Eastern on trans-Pacific routes, should a U.S. Richard Branson's Virgin Group will retain a minority 20% share, while Delta holds on to its 49% share. Jean-Marc Janaillac, Air France-KLM's CEO, said the deal offers "more choice between Europe, UK and the USA via twelve hubs on both sides of the Atlantic". (more...)
Dunlap balks at Trump fraud panel's new request for ME voter data Dunlap balks at Trump fraud panel's new request for ME voter data
- July 28, 2017

Dunlap, a Democrat who is on the commission, rejected it because ME law mandates confidentiality. In a letter from the vice chair of the commission, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the only information the commission will make public will be statistical conclusions and "general observations" about the data. (more...)
Trump to talk on gang violence Trump to talk on gang violence
- July 28, 2017

Trump is arriving on Air Force One at MacArthur Airport. The crimes are attributed to the MS-13 gang, a USA group with ties to El Salvador and Honduras. Its recruits are middle- and high-school students, predominantly in immigrant communities, who are said to risk violent retribution if they leave. "It's going to be a very forceful message about just how menacing this threat is, and just how much pain is inflicted on American communities", a senior administration official told reporters ... (more...)
Man killed wife because 'she wouldn't stop laughing at him' Man killed wife because 'she wouldn't stop laughing at him'
- July 28, 2017

Officials during a press conference on Thursday announced they'd charged Kennth Manzanares with the murder of his wife, Kristy Manzanares , who was found with a severe head wound in her room aboard the Emerald Princess cruise ship following a " domestic dispute " Tuesday, around 9 p.m. (more...)
At least 20 injured in train accident at Barcelona station At least 20 injured in train accident at Barcelona station
- July 28, 2017

The front of the train was crumpled by the impact. Rull said he had not yet had a chance to speak to the train's engineer , who is reportedly still in shock. Comi said some 18 emergency service units were deployed. The accident coincided with the start of a national rail strike which forced the cancellation of hundreds of trains. (more...)
Uzbekistan: arrest the daughter of a former President Uzbekistan: arrest the daughter of a former President
- July 28, 2017

Uzbekistan has uncovered the assets of a criminal group allegedly assisted by Gulnara Karimova in 12 countries including Russian Federation, the Uzbek Prosecutor-General's Office said, Sputnik news agency reports. It is thought she has been under house arrest. It is also meant to show the government is making real attempts to recover assets overseas connected to Karimova and her allies, he said. (more...)
United States ends support for Syrian rebel group
- July 28, 2017

Their departure follows confirmation by the head of US Special Operations Command, General Tony Thomas, of a report that the Trump administration had ended a classified Central Intelligence Agency programme to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria. (more...)
Panama Case Verdict: Pakistan Court declared PM Nawaz disqualified for life Panama Case Verdict: Pakistan Court declared PM Nawaz disqualified for life
- July 28, 2017

The case now goes to Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau for an investigation into the family's alleged corruption. However, it's not Nawaz Sharif alone who faces charges as his family have also been accused by the Panama Papers over owning expensive residential property in London through a string of offshore companies. (more...)
Buffalo's transgender community critical of Trump's transgender military ban Buffalo's transgender community critical of Trump's transgender military ban
- July 28, 2017

Trump's announcement came one day ahead of a deadline for the military to update its medical regulations to accommodate transgender personnel , but the Pentagon appeared to be caught off-guard when the president issued his Twitter comments. (more...)
Quincy Jones awarded $9.4 million from Michael Jackson estate following royalties dispute Quincy Jones awarded $9.4 million from Michael Jackson estate following royalties dispute
- July 28, 2017

The iconic producer sought $30 million from the lawsuit he filed almost four years ago, according to the Associated Press , while Jackson's estate placed the figure at about $392,000. Weitzman and co-counsel Zia Modabber wrote in a statement that Jones was seeking money that wasn't owed to him. Jackson gave a youthful pop vitality to Jones, who was known primarily as a producer and arranger of jazz and film soundtracks. (more...)
ACA Reduced Disparities In Health Care Access ACA Reduced Disparities In Health Care Access
- July 28, 2017

Elsewhere on the Senate floor, Casey and other Democrats sat silently, withholding their "no" votes until all Republicans had weighed in. Perez was critical of the way Republicans have handled a possible repeal of the law, saying the Affordable Care Act was discussed at length before being passed. (more...)
Aide for Rep. Wasserman Schultz arrested while trying to leave country Aide for Rep. Wasserman Schultz arrested while trying to leave country
- July 27, 2017

Awan remained employed by Wasserman Schultz as a technology adviser until Tuesday although he had been prohibited from accessing the House network for about six months, according to Politico . They left in a huge hurry", the tenant said. "We turned that stuff over". "I have seen no evidence that they were doing anything that was nefarious". (more...)
Man arrested for smuggling deadly cobras in potato chip cans Man arrested for smuggling deadly cobras in potato chip cans
- July 27, 2017

Prosecutors say all of the reptiles are protected under US law. The affidavit filmed in support of the complaint said U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel inspected a package that arrived from Hong Kong on March 2 and discovered three king cobras, each about 2 feet long, inside potato chip cans within the package. (more...)
Gujarat Floods: PM Modi takes stock; IAF airlifts 58 people to rescue
- July 26, 2017

Modi, who flew over Banaskantha, Sabarkantha and Patan districts of North Gujarat , said a team of the union Urban Development and Rural Development Ministries would visit the state to assess the extent of damage and suggest short-term as well as long-term measures. (more...)
Is heroic John McCain risking his recovery? Is heroic John McCain risking his recovery?
- July 26, 2017

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his leadership team are urging the GOP caucus to cough up the 50 votes needed to begin debate on nixing the Democratic health care law - even though Republicans aren't even sure what they'll be voting on and no proposal has the votes to pass. (more...)
California teen driver arrested after fatal crash she reportedly livestreamed California teen driver arrested after fatal crash she reportedly livestreamed
- July 25, 2017

According to reports, Mary Hernandez, a friend of Sanchez's friend, recorded the disturbing video from Instagram before it expired after 24 hours. " Jacqueline, please wake up! " she is heard saying in the video. Meanwhile, the third girl in the crash can be seen waving at cars for help. "I love you, RIP sweetie", she says. "This is the last thing I wanted to happen to us, but it just did", she says before attempting to nudge her sister. (more...)
Morristown man takes big lead at World Series of Poker main event Morristown man takes big lead at World Series of Poker main event
- July 25, 2017

Blumstein played football at Morristown High (2007-10) and credits East Coast poker competition for getting him a few hands away from the top prize. "The best way to get better at anything is through repetition and practice", said Blumstein, who lives in Brigantine, next to Atlantic City. (more...)
Mission Iraq: Where are the missing 39 Indians? Mission Iraq: Where are the missing 39 Indians?
- July 25, 2017

We are equally concerned. On July 12, Singh visited the Kurdish Peshmarga frontline in Mosul area to seek information about the Indians. "We want the government of India to show seriousness in this case so that we can find out what really happened to the 39 men from our country", said Gurpinder Kaur, a representative of the families. (more...)
Attack at Israel embassy in Jordan
- July 25, 2017

Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and defense officials are working on various channels vis-a-vis the Jordanian government. Overnight Sunday, the Foreign Ministry called on the staff in Amman to come home, but Jordanian officials refused to authorize the exit of the security guard - and most of the diplomatic staff chose to stay on in solidarity. (more...)
How new brain scans showed Charlie Gard could not be helped How new brain scans showed Charlie Gard could not be helped
- July 25, 2017

A lawyer representing Charlie's parents told Mr Justice Francis that "time had run out". "A whole lot of time has been wasted", Chris Gard said . The court previously ruled that Gard's life-support machine should be switched off and that he should be allowed die with "dignity". Charlie and his family had gained support from all over the world as Charlie's "army" fought for him to stay alive. (more...)
Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting; replacement nominated Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting; replacement nominated
- July 24, 2017

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau resigned on July 21, 2017 , according to a news release from Mayor Betsy Hodges . While speaking to the press, Hodges said her request for Harteau's resignation was not directly linked to, "one particular incident". (more...)
8 people found dead in tractor-trailer in San Antonio 8 people found dead in tractor-trailer in San Antonio
- July 24, 2017

The police chief also said some survivors had been spotted fleeing into the nearby woods. The driver was arrested and almost 20 others rescued from the lorry were taken to hospital in a serious condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke. (more...)

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