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Japan and the United States held joint military exercises Japan and the United States held joint military exercises
- July 31, 2017

North Korea on Friday tested a Hwasong-14 for the second time this month, reaching an altitude and distance in the test that defense experts believe indicate the missile could reach the continental United States, including Los Angeles and Chicago. (more...)
Trump Endorses Police Brutality, Cops Cheer Trump Endorses Police Brutality, Cops Cheer
- July 31, 2017

The Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) has been under federal oversight by the US Department of Justice since 2013, following a two-year investigation into allegations of discrimination against Latinos and immigrants. "Trump promotes police brutality in speech to cops", reported The Daily Dot. "'Don't hit their head.' I said, 'You can take the hand away .' OK?" GPD rejects these remarks and continues to serve with respect. (more...)
Time for China to act- US ambassador to UN Time for China to act- US ambassador to UN
- July 31, 2017

Abe told reporters that he praised Trump's commitment on North Korea and that he would make the utmost efforts to protect the Japanese public. "The President has been clear about that in his conversations with President Xi (Jinping) that while China has taken unprecedented steps to begin to isolate North Korea economically and to bring diplomatic pressure, we believe China has a unique relationship with the regime in North Korea and has a unique ability to influence decisions by that ... (more...)
Police raids 'disrupt' terror plot to target aircraft: Aus PM
- July 31, 2017

Commissioner Colvin said travellers could expect an increased police and security presence at airports. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the counterterrorism raids on Saturday afternoon were "designed to disrupt and prevent plans to undertake terrorist attacks in Australia". (more...)
Violence erupts in GJM supporters' rally, many injured Violence erupts in GJM supporters' rally, many injured
- July 31, 2017

Petrol bombs were hurled at police. The health of four members of the GJM's youth wing, who have been on an indefinite strike for a separate state, deteriorated. Except for medicine shops, business establishments, restaurants, hotels, schools and colleges remained closed in Darjeeling . The situation in the picturesque north Bengal town, which had witnessed violence at the onset of the agitation, remained peaceful on Saturday, according to police sources. (more...)
US Attorney General Travels to El Salvador US Attorney General Travels to El Salvador
- July 31, 2017

Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) said Thursday there would be "holy hell to pay" if Trump did it. " He's a rock-solid conservative". Sessions told Fox News on July 27 that the barrage of criticism from Trump was "hurtful" but would not prompt him to resign . (more...)
Vehicle ploughs into crowd leaving seven injured Vehicle ploughs into crowd leaving seven injured
- July 31, 2017

The impact sent one vehicle into the sidewalk, he added, striking a group of people dining in a restaurant patio. Authorities also said there is no terrorism connection to the crash. An initial report from the LAFD said seven people were injured, but that number was revised to six. Police spokesman Josh Rubenstein said the crash appeared to be an accident. (more...)
Republican governor 'glad' GOP didn't fulfill ObamaCare pledge now Republican governor 'glad' GOP didn't fulfill ObamaCare pledge now
- July 31, 2017

And it was one indeed, when he signalled "No" to the vote clerk, greeted by gasps and applause from the chamber. McCain's vote came just days after he made a stunning return to Senate following brain surgery on a cancerous tumor. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that 16 million Americans would lose health insurance - including 6 million on employer-based policies - along with annual 20 percent premium hikes forecast if " skinny repeal " passed . (more...)
Neymar involved in training bust-up with Barca team-mate
- July 31, 2017

During his side's last training, the Brazilian was involved in an angry training ground confrontation against Semedo and it was caught on camera. Neymar reportedly then quit the training session, which came as the team prepared for the first-ever El Clasico against Real Madrid in the United States, at the International Champions Cup at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday. (more...)
Flood situation grim in Aul; several villages inundated Flood situation grim in Aul; several villages inundated
- July 31, 2017

Special relief commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said, the district collectors of Jajpur and Kendrapara have been asked to remain on alert as the flood water released from the Rengali dam could hit the areas by this evening. About 1,600 people have been evacuated to safe shelters at eight places, while many others in the inundated areas have taken shelter in the houses of their neighbourers, a senior official said. (more...)
White House spokesman Spicer out White House spokesman Spicer out
- July 31, 2017

Mr Trump announced Mr Spicer's departure and Mr Scaramucci's arrival in statements Ms Sanders read. "We have a list of campaign promises that are up on Steve Bannon's wall and we're going right through those campaign promises and so that we can tell the American people that we are citizen politicians ... (more...)
Funeral Held for Youngest Victim of Manchester Bombing Funeral Held for Youngest Victim of Manchester Bombing
- July 31, 2017

That charisma". "Saffie had that, she truly had that". "I feel guilty for being here, still", she said. "She had everything going for her". That was Saffie's dream. It spoke of people becoming like little children to enter the kingdom of God. He said: "We've lost everything". He said: "She was just everything you could wish for in a little girl". (more...)
Russian Federation warns of further retaliation after U.S. sanctions Russian Federation warns of further retaliation after U.S. sanctions
- July 31, 2017

On Friday, Russia's Foreign Ministry had signaled that the U.S. would need to downsize its staff to 455, to exactly match the number of Russian diplomatic and technical staff in the U.S. They include both Americans and Russians hired to work in the diplomatic offices. "We are not doing anything to the detriment of the domestic developments or internal affairs of any country, the USA included". (more...)
Dog gets help for girls hit by lightning Dog gets help for girls hit by lightning
- July 31, 2017

On Friday morning the girls left the camp and their families , and with the family dog they arrived with a four-stroke ATV motorcycle in an isolated area in the woods when a lightning strike hit them. At that time, the 16-year-old girl was in a serious condition while the eight-year-old was in a critical condition in the hospital. The girls were then transported by Life Flight from Beaver Valley Hospital to Primary Children's Hospital. (more...)
US Vice President Begins Baltic Tour in Estonia US Vice President Begins Baltic Tour in Estonia
- July 31, 2017

The Patriot is a mobile, ground-based system created to intercept incoming missiles and warplanes. Pence's mission will be encouraging the countries he visits to continue to ally with the West and resist Russia's attempts to splinter the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance. (more...)
Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau sues former manager Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau sues former manager
- July 31, 2017

The lawsuit essentially boils down to the specifics of a contract drawn up in 2006 between Littman, Coster-Waldau, and Impression Entertainment, in which the actor would pay Littman 10% of his pay for employment obtained while she represented him. (more...)
Putin Derides 'Illegal' Sanctions Bill - But Says He's Waiting On Final Version
- July 31, 2017

Maria Olson, a U.S. Embassy spokeswoman in Moscow , and the Russian Foreign Ministry declined to comment. At the end of 2016, President Obama cited usa findings that Russian Federation had meddled with the recent presidential election when he expelled members of Russia's diplomatic corps and issued sanctions on Russia's mining and oil industry. (more...)
Germany: Skyway mishap strands up to 100 cable vehicle riders Germany: Skyway mishap strands up to 100 cable vehicle riders
- July 31, 2017

According to weather.com senior meteorologist Jon Erdman, occasional gusts of 25 to 30 miles per hour were reported at Cologne Bonn Airport today, which may have contributed, if not to the mishap itself, then perhaps to the nerves of those stranded in the cable cars. (more...)
US Police Blast Trump's Apparent Endorsement of Excessive Force US Police Blast Trump's Apparent Endorsement of Excessive Force
- July 31, 2017

Violations of those rules are treated extremely seriously , ' the Friday afternoon tweet read. Goff also said that he has spoken to police chiefs and officers who are "disgusted" by "the president's statements ― and the applause " it received. (more...)
Liam Fox denies Cabinet deal on free movement of labour after Brexit Liam Fox denies Cabinet deal on free movement of labour after Brexit
- July 31, 2017

Continuing free movement after 2019 would "not keep faith" with the Brexit vote, he told The Sunday Times today. British finance minister Philip Hammond said Friday that the Brexit transition could last until 2022 and the United Kingdom will try to keep as many aspects of its European Union membership in place as possible. (more...)
Collins recounts 'heartwarming' welcome in ME after healthcare 'no' vote Collins recounts 'heartwarming' welcome in ME after healthcare 'no' vote
- July 31, 2017

Collins' call for ACA reform goes against Senate Republicans' strategy of reforming health care through a reconciliation bill that requires only 51 votes - instead of 60 - in order to pass. Throwing out the law that's become known as Obamacare has been a top goal of Republicans since it was passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress in 2010. (more...)
Russian Federation sanctions: Trump's hand forced by Senate vote Russian Federation sanctions: Trump's hand forced by Senate vote
- July 31, 2017

The bill , which gives Congress new powers to block Trump from easing sanctions against Moscow, passed the Senate 98-2 on Thursday, reports CNN. At the same time, the version the House passed with a vote of 419-3 would curb President Trump's authority when it comes to waiving those sanctions. (more...)
Anthony Scaramucci's Wife Deidre Ball Files For Divorce Anthony Scaramucci's Wife Deidre Ball Files For Divorce
- July 31, 2017

The 53-year-old was with his new manager on Monday while his better half was in the process of giving birth, and Scaramucci held up until Friday to visit the infant, a partner disclosed to Page Six . On Monday, she brought forth her second child with Scaramucci . "No, I haven't", she said when reached by phone. It's a private matter. Shortly after the initial news about his divorce came out, Scaramucci asked the press not to cover his family matters. (more...)
Putin expels 755 diplomats in response to United States sanctions Putin expels 755 diplomats in response to United States sanctions
- July 31, 2017

The move comes after Russia has repeatedly expressed anger at Washington for barring its diplomats access to two compounds in the United States in December previous year, under former USA president Barack Obama, in response to suspected Russian meddling in the U.S. (more...)
Putin Says He's Ordering 755 American Diplomats Out of Russia
- July 31, 2017

The US Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday to slap new sanctions on Russian Federation, putting President Donald Trump in a tough position by forcing him to take a hard line on Moscow or veto the legislation and infuriate his own Republican Party. (more...)
Russian Federation derides Tillerson statement on sanctions Russian Federation derides Tillerson statement on sanctions
- July 31, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia is expelling 755 USA diplomatic personnel in retaliation against new US sanctions proposed against Moscow, according to wire reports . The deputy foreign minister would not specify what Russia's plans for retaliation consist of, but said that the country has " a very rich toolbox at our disposal". (more...)
Russia Vows Further Retaliation if US Moves Forward With Sanctions
- July 31, 2017

The White House says Trump supports sanctions on the three countries in question and will review the legislation. But the Kremlin's hopes for better relations under Trump haven't materialized as the probes of alleged Russian meddling in the USA vote have widened in recent months. (more...)
High Temperatures And Low Humidity Brings Summer Back Sunday High Temperatures And Low Humidity Brings Summer Back Sunday
- July 31, 2017

Storm chances start to move in on Thursday with scattered showers likely by Friday . Sunny skies are expected through Tuesday with highs in the lower 90s for most of the week. Then the rain chance will return Friday through Sunday as another cold front approaches the area. That said, we are not expecting it to rain all day everywhere. (more...)
WWF marks 'Global Tiger Day' with rare video of tigers in Bhutan WWF marks 'Global Tiger Day' with rare video of tigers in Bhutan
- July 31, 2017

Since 2010, July 29 is observed as Global Tiger or International Tiger Day in order to raise awareness about tiger conservation. Tiger deaths related to poaching reached an all time high in 2016. In India, while snares are used for poaching but there are other issues which are affecting the tiger population. They are especially unsafe because they kill at random - so all manner of wildlife is at risk. (more...)
Trump reconciled to signing Bill to beef up Russian Federation sanctions
- July 31, 2017

The ministry said "We propose to the USA side to bring the number of diplomatic and technical staff" working in Russia "in exact accordance" with the number of Russian diplomats and support staff in the United States by September 1. A top Russian diplomat on Sunday lambasted the United States Congress for voting to sanction Russia , and warned of retaliation by Moscow. The Russia official noted that such a move was " long overdue " and had been carried out in retaliation to the fresh ... (more...)