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Trump Replaces Chief Of Staff Priebus With Retired General Kelly Trump Replaces Chief Of Staff Priebus With Retired General Kelly
- July 30, 2017

The Priebus-Scaramucci contretemps fits a pattern for the president: Despite gaining fame for the TV catchphrase "You're fired", he shrinks from the duty in real life, preferring to dispatch intermediaries (he sent his security chief to give Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey his pink slip and an attorney to fire Sally Yates) and passive-aggressively tweeting negative performance reviews, as he has over the past few weeks with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (more...)
Trump to Sign Russia Sanctions Package into Law, Inciting Moscow's Anger Trump to Sign Russia Sanctions Package into Law, Inciting Moscow's Anger
- July 30, 2017

U.S. and Russian flags hung at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia , Friday, July 28, 2017. The first sanctions were put in place under previous President Barack Obama in the wake of the annexation of Crimea in 2014 by Russian Federation, for violating the territorial integrity of neighboring Ukraine. (more...)
Donald Trump intends to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill: White House Donald Trump intends to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill: White House
- July 30, 2017

By unilaterally imposing tough new sanctions that could hobble European business interests, Congress paradoxically seems more likely to unite Europeans against Washington than against Moscow-especially given the awful image President Trump has among European electorates. (more...)
Venezuelan election going ahead despite continued protests Venezuelan election going ahead despite continued protests
- July 30, 2017

They want to force this constitution on us and we don't want it. The US has pulled out its people, my boss has disappeared and we don't know when he'll be back. The run up to the election has not been the peaceful campaign Maduro would have hoped for. The government has threatened to arrest anyone who takes part in election day protests with prison terms up to 10 years. (more...)
PM Modi's Mann ki Baat PM Modi's Mann ki Baat
- July 30, 2017

Referring to the GST which was rolled out on July 1, the prime minister said, "one nation, one tax - how big a dream has been fulfilled". "Goods are also being transported much faster". Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave a clarion call to the country to give unto itself a five-year mission to eradicate terrorism, communalism and casteism. (more...)
England lead by 252 runs on rain-hit third day England lead by 252 runs on rain-hit third day
- July 30, 2017

If rain stays away, England can well beat South Africa in the third Test at The Oval . Toby Roland-Jones became just the sixth England cricketer to take five or more wickets in their debut bowling Test innings with a return of five for 57 against South Africa on Saturday. (more...)
John Kelly is new White House chief of staff; Reince Priebus out John Kelly is new White House chief of staff; Reince Priebus out
- July 30, 2017

A Marine , Kelly served in the military for almost five decades and served in positions including chief of Southern Command and senior assistant to the secretary of defence, CNN reported . White House staffers normally report to the chief of staff but Trump arranged staff so that they would report to the president instead. "I think you may know I've been, obviously, talking to the President for a few days about this". (more...)
Palace: Ozamiz raid part of intensified campaign vs drugs Palace: Ozamiz raid part of intensified campaign vs drugs
- July 30, 2017

Supt. Lemuel Gonda, spokesperson of the PNP 10 regional command said the police raiding party was met by gunfire when they conducted the search at around 2:30 a.m. Two other mayors who Mr Duterte mentioned in his so-called "drug list" were killed past year. Mayor Parojinog was one of the local government officials named in Duterte's narco-list. (more...)
Trump ousts Priebus as his chief of staff, appoints Kelly Trump ousts Priebus as his chief of staff, appoints Kelly
- July 30, 2017

In 42 years of active service as a U.S. Marine, Kelly worked his way up from enlisted grunt to four-star general, serving in both Iraq wars and a number of other deployments. But says he was not prepared to become the political lightning rod that his new position has made him. On Thursday night, in a weird interview with New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza, Anthony Scaramucci , Mr Trump's new Director of Communications, said that Mr Priebus would not last much longer. (more...)
Trump calls for 51-vote majority but math is off Trump calls for 51-vote majority but math is off
- July 30, 2017

Lisa Murkowski - voting against the proposal. Instead, McCain took a vote that very well may re-chart the course of Trump's own legislative agenda. Following rejection of two broader GOP repeal plans earlier in the week, Friday's vote cast doubt on whether divided Senate Republicans can advance any health bill despite seven years of promises to repeal "Obamacare ". (more...)
Priebus gone, can Kelly bring discipline to the White House? Priebus gone, can Kelly bring discipline to the White House?
- July 30, 2017

Kelly, the Homeland Security Secretary and a retired four-star Marine general. Trump suffered yet another humiliating blow Friday as a small group of Republican lawmakers in Congress dealt him a stinging legislative defeat by voting against healthcare reform to replace Obamacare. (more...)
People are watching 'political corruption' of BJP: Akhilesh Yadav
- July 30, 2017

The nearly total support of 18% Muslims (mostly pasmandas whose politics prospered under Nitish), 14% Yadavs along with the Left and secular publics of Bihar had significantly contributed to the mahagathbandhan " s victory in 2015. If the Bihar Chief Minister was afraid in 2013 that Modi would scare away the Muslims, he should harbour the same fear now when the rampaging gau rakshaks have become a frightening menace for the minorities. (more...)
Gujarat MLAs stay back in resort, no rift: Spokesperson Gujarat MLAs stay back in resort, no rift: Spokesperson
- July 30, 2017

Reportedly, ex-Party chief Balwantsinh Rajput will fight against Patel in RS polls. Sources said as energy minister D K Shivakumar is in Singapore, his brother and Bengaluru Rural MP D K Suresh, Congress MLC C M Lingappa, and party leader Saleem Ahmad are handling operations at Eagleton. (more...)
14 killed in Borno IDP camp attack 14 killed in Borno IDP camp attack
- July 30, 2017

He did not mention any specific condition; but warned that the use of excessive force to rescue them should not be an option the government of Nigeria should consider. The team, which included university staff and employees from Nigeria's state oil firm, was kidnapped by suspected members of the Islamist militant group while searching for oil in the conflict-ridden northeast on Tuesday. (more...)
Several injured in gun shooting in south Germany Several injured in gun shooting in south Germany
- July 30, 2017

The critically injured shooter was taken to hospital where he later died. At least three people are believe to have been seriously injured in the accident. Police said in a statement that special commando forces have been deployed to the city as a precaution. A police spokesman said: "There were casualties at the shooting". (more...)
Hamburg supermarket attacker a 'known Islamist,' official says Hamburg supermarket attacker a 'known Islamist,' official says
- July 30, 2017

The 26-year-old man, identified as Ahmad A, is a Palestinian from the UAE who is registered on an Islamist database, Mr Grote said on Saturday. Police said he acted alone and he was overpowered by passers-by. Police have been on high alert in Germany since a spate of attacks on civilians previous year including a December attack on a Berlin Christmas market, when a hijacked truck plowed into the crowds, killing 12 and injuring many more. (more...)
7-month-old boy found dead in hot auto 7-month-old boy found dead in hot auto
- July 30, 2017

Saturday to investigate a report of a 1-year-old boy in a auto in the parking lot of the Free Church of God in Christ on the city's south side, authorities said. Tragically, this is the second deadly hot vehicle incident in just two days. For the second time in two days, a child left alone in a hot auto has died in Phoenix, the city's Fire Department said Saturday. (more...)
Ex-PM Sharif to file review petition against disqualification Ex-PM Sharif to file review petition against disqualification
- July 30, 2017

The publication of 11.5 million secret documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca documenting the offshore dealings of numerous world's rich and powerful implicated three of Sharif's four children - daughter Maryam and sons Hasan and Hussein. (more...)
Two militants killed in Pulwama gunfight Two militants killed in Pulwama gunfight
- July 30, 2017

Internet services snapped in Pulwama district after two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists were gunned down in Tahab area. A senior police official said that on receiving intelligence about the presence of terrorists in the area, a joint operation by the 44 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) Pulwama was launched. (more...)
Hatch, Lee vote for failed 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare Hatch, Lee vote for failed 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare
- July 30, 2017

Among those Republicans who voted against the bill was former Republican presidential candidate John McCain , who had returned to Washington for the vote after being diagnosed with brain cancer last week. The US President had hoped for the Senate's backing in his bid to repeal the healthcare act - one of his key campaign pledges. He said he would only vote for the bill if he receives assurances from the House that a better bill will be hashed out in conference. (more...)
GOP senators who blocked Obamacare repeal call for cooperation with Democrats GOP senators who blocked Obamacare repeal call for cooperation with Democrats
- July 30, 2017

The legislation, dubbed "skinny bill" because only amendments in the few areas where there is consensus will be put to vote, was presented on Thursday night by the Senate Republican majority leader, Mitch McConnell , reports Efe news. After seven years and countless starts and stops in the GOP's quest to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's signature health care legislation, the Senate found itself voting overnight on a measure some Republican members would only vote in favor of ... (more...)
Trump's ex-campaign chief meets Senate investigators Trump's ex-campaign chief meets Senate investigators
- July 30, 2017

In announcing the subpoenas earlier, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and the top Democrat on the panel, California's Dianne Feinstein, issued a joint statement Tuesday saying that Manafort and the top members of the committee were "unable to reach an agreement for a voluntary transcribed interview with the Judiciary Committee". (more...)
Euro 2017: England confident they can break hoodoo Euro 2017: England confident they can break hoodoo
- July 30, 2017

And we have total belief". In Devente r tomorrow night, England will face their perennial rivals France for the fourth major tournament in a row, knowing they haven't beaten them in any match since 1974. "They're missing a fantastic defender, one of the best players in the world". "We've got closer and closer to them and now we're right there with them - it's going to be a great match". (more...)
The Dangers of the Senate Health Care Vote The Dangers of the Senate Health Care Vote
- July 30, 2017

Without the payments, analysts have said, more insurers might drop out of the system, limiting options for consumers and clearing the way for the insurers who stay to charge more for coverage. INSKEEP: Get something through the Senate, I guess. Murphy also said Democrats need to walk into negotiations with Republicans knowing they have to give something to get something in return. (more...)
Top Republican drafting bill to protect special counsel
- July 30, 2017

Sessions can't fire Mueller because he has recused himself , and Trump can't fire Mueller directly; he'd have to order the attorney general to do so. Known for his strong constituent services, his popularity is high among the white Alabamians who handed the state to Trump in November. McConnell has stood up for Sessions, saying he "is doing a fine job", as have others in his party. (more...)
Abbas Defies US Demands to Reduce Tensions Over Temple Mount Abbas Defies US Demands to Reduce Tensions Over Temple Mount
- July 30, 2017

Meanwhile a 25-year-old Palestinian who was shot by Israeli forces in Ramallah earlier this week succumbed to his wounds. The injured including 40 injured by rubber bullets, 86 suffering from tear gas inhalation, and at least 15 fractures, the Palestinian Red Crescent told Anadolu Agency . (more...)
Rihanna Meets with French President Emmanuel Macron! Rihanna Meets with French President Emmanuel Macron!
- July 30, 2017

The singer wore an oversized blazer and pants and carried a small Dior handbag, looking just as professional as she was chic. The Barbadian singer of hit " Diamonds " founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012, a nonprofit organization that promotes scholarship projects across the globe. (more...)
Paul Ryan says House willing to negotiate with Senate on healthcare Paul Ryan says House willing to negotiate with Senate on healthcare
- July 30, 2017

But its repeal of the individual mandate would have had the biggest effect on insurance coverage. DAVIS:.May have just played a very pivotal role in protecting Obama's health care law. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, needed 52 votes to advance the skinny repeal through budget reconciliation. The House of Representatives passed its own broad healthcare overhaul bill in May. (more...)
Alabama's Da'Shawn Hand arrested on DUI charge Alabama's Da'Shawn Hand arrested on DUI charge
- July 30, 2017

We'll have to wait and see how Alabama disciplines the star player. "This type of behavior is not acceptable and we are disappointed in Da'Shawn's actions", Alabama head coach Nick Saban said in a statement. A senior who has accumulated 44 total tackles and six sacks in a reserve role in his Crimson Tide career, Hand is expected to join the starting lineup when the 2017 season gets underway. (more...)
Russia Retaliates for US Election Sanctions
- July 30, 2017

But he has little choice but to sign the bill due to the enormous support for the measure on Capitol Hill. The bill now heads to the White House for President Donald Trump's approval. The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was also seizing a Moscow dacha compound used by US diplomats for recreation, from August 1, as well as a USA diplomatic warehouse in Moscow. (more...)