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Amazon Cloud Customers Are Told: Don't Bypass China's Internet Gates Amazon Cloud Customers Are Told: Don't Bypass China's Internet Gates
- August 02, 2017

Under this rule, it will prohibit the use of VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and other technologies like anonymizers. In order to operate in the country, China's biggest internet companies must stay in close contact with the government and carry out Beijing's various demands, whether they be a request for user data or to censor various topics. (more...)
Maduro slams USA sanctions against Venezuela Maduro slams USA sanctions against Venezuela
- August 02, 2017

The move, which marks only the fourth time the US has imposed economic sanctions on a sitting head of state, follows a referendum called by Maduro to elect the delegates tasked with rewriting Venezuela's constitution. Nominees include his wife, Cilia Flores, and prominent loyalists such as former Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez and former Vice President Diosdado Cabello. (more...)
Trump 'weighed in' on son's Russian Federation attorney statement: White House Trump 'weighed in' on son's Russian Federation attorney statement: White House
- August 02, 2017

Reports reveal that US President Donald Trump may have allegedly dictated his son's misleading statement regarding the pre-election meeting between Donald Trump Jr . The scandal has overshadowed Trump's first six months in office and threatened to ensnare his whole administration in a legal thicket. On Monday, Trump tweeted "no WH chaos!" But Trump's tweet about social media would seem to indicate that any changes at the White House do not extend to limits on his tapping out 140-character ... (more...)
Washington plans trade measures against China Washington plans trade measures against China
- August 02, 2017

Qian, while addressing a press conference, said the North Korean nuclear issue and the trade between China and the United States belong to different spheres and are not related - hence they should not be discussed in the same breath. "The worldwide community, starting with China and Russian Federation, must take this obvious fact seriously and increase pressure". "People talk about China a lot", he said at a news conference to mark the end of China's July term in the rotating presidency ... (more...)
Trump Weighed in on Son's Statement 'as Any Father Would' Trump Weighed in on Son's Statement 'as Any Father Would'
- August 02, 2017

Trump advisers discussed the new disclosure and agreed that Mr. Trump Jr should issue a truthful account of the episode so that it "couldn't be repudiated later if the full details emerged", the Washington Post reported. The claims were later shown to be misleading. President Trump lawyer John Dowd said in a statement to NBC on the Post's report: "Fake news, incorrect and misinformed of no effect". (more...)
Police name victims of Barnstaple crash that killed mother and twin children
- August 02, 2017

A spokesperson from Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police have today named the mother and her twin children who tragically lost their lives in a collision on the A361 near Landkey Junction, Barnstaple, on Monday 31st July". Two men jumped out of a van after arriving at the scene and desperately tried to help the family, from Milton Keynes, even using a crow bar in an attempt to prise the door of their white Kia Sportage open. (more...)
Trump Dictated Son's Statement on Meeting With Russian Lawyer Trump Dictated Son's Statement on Meeting With Russian Lawyer
- August 02, 2017

US President Donald Trump has called the White House a "real dump", and said that he prefers staying at his own properties rather than at the executive mansion, a media report said. And he found a way to bring some of the comforts he's used to to Washington: First Lady Melania Trump hired Timothy Harleth, a senior manager at Washington's Trump International Hotel, to serve as chief usher, overseeing the staff that runs the White House. (more...)
'The Three Musketeers' found guilty of terrorism offences 'The Three Musketeers' found guilty of terrorism offences
- August 02, 2017

Naweed Ali, 29, Khobaib Hussain, 25, and Mohibur Rahman, 33, hatched the plan involving meat cleavers and a pipe bomb between May and August previous year. Ali and Hussain, of Sparkhill, Birmingham, and Rahman, of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, were all unanimously convicted today of engaging in conduct in preparation for terrorist acts. (more...)
Providers back population health management despite Affordable Care Act uncertainty
- August 02, 2017

I think there is -Senator McConnell, one of his bills that he had, he has a profession that we can replace. Under the revised BCRA, North Dakota would have received a similar amount of resources as under the Affordable Care Act , but with more flexibility and a variety of new tools to meet the needs of patients and the state. (more...)
Trump 'Dictated' Son's Statement On Russian Lawyer Meeting
- August 02, 2017

Trump Jr. released emails earlier in July that showed he eagerly agreed past year to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as part of Moscow's official support for his father. (more...)
ANOTHER burst water pipe leaves thousands without water ANOTHER burst water pipe leaves thousands without water
- August 02, 2017

It is the second time in a week that water supplies in the northeast were affected by a burst pipe after a similar incident in Drogheda affected homes and business for nearly a week. Many businesses in the area are without water this afternoon. Supply is maintained to other areas from the Kilcarn WTP specifically the Dublin site of Navan and surrounding areas. (more...)
Federal cabinet oath taking delayed till tomorrow Federal cabinet oath taking delayed till tomorrow
- August 02, 2017

Sharif's allies have dismissed Friday's ruling as a targeted campaign to unseat the popularly elected prime minister, and a member of his former cabinet implied that elements of the powerful military had a hand in his ouster. Abbasi secured 221 votes in the assembly followed by those of candidate of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Naveed Qamar, 47. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted under Article 62 and Article 63 of the constitution. (more...)
Two Thai ex-PMs acquitted of abusing power in quelling protest Two Thai ex-PMs acquitted of abusing power in quelling protest
- August 02, 2017

During these demonstrations, clashes between police and protesters were in fact two people are dead and almost 500 injured. "I would have liked to see them punished for what they have done", says among them Tee Sae Tiew, 73-year-old, who lost a leg during the clashes of 2008. (more...)
Poll Shows Less Support, Less Hope for Two State Solution Poll Shows Less Support, Less Hope for Two State Solution
- August 02, 2017

For nearly two weeks, Palestinian Muslims refused to enter the mosque in protest against security measures introduced at the site in response to an attack on July 14, which killed two Israeli police officers and three Palestinians. It is located in east Jerusalem , which was occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed in a move never recognized by the worldwide community. A majority of Palestinians, or 52.3 percent, believe a two-state solution is no longer viable, and 43.9 percent of ... (more...)
Kevin Myers Says 'Anti-Semitic' Column Was 'Out Of Respect For The Religion' Kevin Myers Says 'Anti-Semitic' Column Was 'Out Of Respect For The Religion'
- August 02, 2017

On Episode 12 of Ireland's first social chat show we have Alex Murphy and Chris Walley of The Young Offenders fame, music from Corkman Eoghan McElhinney and a chat with Irish sprinter Gina Akpe-Moses. It is thought the outcome could be communicated to senior Irish editorial executives later this week. However, neither he nor senior management at the newspaper's London headquarters have responded to further queries about how the error occurred. (more...)
Dem states can defend ObamaCare subsidies, court rules
- August 02, 2017

Lawmakers and their staff get their health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges. The federal government has reimbursed insurance companies for these contributions, known as "cost-sharing reductions", or CSRs . Without the payments, insurers have threatened to raise their premiums by 20 percent in 2018 because it is required of them to pay those costs, whether the government pays them in whole or not. (more...)
Iran's Zarif Hopes for Shift in Saudi Policies after Handshake with Jubeir Iran's Zarif Hopes for Shift in Saudi Policies after Handshake with Jubeir
- August 02, 2017

The remarks came while speaking at a summit of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday. The situation is inflamed yet again as the occupying forces, in absolute contempt for worldwide law, continue their expansionist agenda against the people of Palestine and Muslim holy sites, especially al-Haram al-Sharif. (more...)
Bride Pulls A Gun On Her Husband After Wedding Bride Pulls A Gun On Her Husband After Wedding
- August 02, 2017

BBC reports that when police arrived at the motel where they lodged after the wedding, they found Elizabeth and her husband fighting. "Both were very uncooperative with authorities", Evans said. Witnesses informed the police the couple was drinking and arguing when their feud escalated and they came outside the motel. Sgt. Kyle Evans with the Murfreesboro Police Department said officers made the arrest after responding to a very unusual call from the Clarion Inn. (more...)
Trump dictated misleading statement on Trump Jr.'s Russian Federation meeting Trump dictated misleading statement on Trump Jr.'s Russian Federation meeting
- August 02, 2017

The statement the President dictated reads: "It was a short introductory meeting. That was written by Donald Trump, Jr . and I'm sure with consultation with his lawyer". The Washington Post , which broke the story Monday evening, notes the statement, "emphasized that the subject of the meeting was 'not a campaign issue at the time'". (more...)
Woman killed by dog at southern Perth boarding kennel Woman killed by dog at southern Perth boarding kennel
- August 02, 2017

Police were called to the property in Southern River , which serves as a canine boarding kennel, about 1.30pm. Gosnells Council released a statement on Wednesday afternoon confirming it had seized two dogs which were 'preventing police from accessing the body of a deceased person'. (more...)
Latest White House leak proves no one can be trusted
- August 02, 2017

ForeignPolicy.com first reported Kushner's remarks, which were meant to be off the record. Now that you've had 24 hours to process the fact that Anthony Scarmucci was sacked as White House communications director before his formal start date, let's turn our attention to why his tenure in the West Wing was so short . (more...)
China says restrained in face of India China says restrained in face of India "concocting" excuses over border
- August 02, 2017

China had earlier said that a resolution to the Doklam standoff would be issued once Indian forces withdraw. The two sides' troops then confronted each other close to a valley controlled by China that separates India from its close ally, Bhutan, and gives China access to the so-called Chicken's Neck, a thin strip of land connecting India and its remote northeastern regions. (more...)
Australia terror probe: Man released without charge Australia terror probe: Man released without charge
- August 02, 2017

Etihad Airways has confirmed it was helping Australian authorities with the investigation, amid reports the arrests were made after a tip-off from foreign intelligence services. Justice Minister Michael Keenan has said it was "quite a sophisticated plot". The men were arrested following an investigation into allegations that they had meant to commit terrorism using an improvised device, one that the U.S. (more...)
Carnage for holidaymakers as Heathrow Airport systems CRASH Carnage for holidaymakers as Heathrow Airport systems CRASH
- August 02, 2017

A spokesperson for BA said: "Customers are being checked in as normal after an earlier problem was resolved". British Airways said system issues were affecting the check-in process on flights from Heathrow, Europe's biggest airport, on Wednesday. (more...)
Tillerson says United States is willing to talk to North Korea
- August 02, 2017

President Donald Trump "has told me that". Tillerson also underscored China's key role in diplomacy with North Korea, through its "special and unique relationship" with the isolated nation. But here too, Tillerson was more diplomatic. Trump said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal last month that he predicts Iran will be judged "noncompliant" with the Iran deal at the next deadline in October, and that he would have preferred to do so months ago. (more...)
Condena México reaprehensión de opositores en Venezuela
- August 02, 2017

Estados Unidos está profundamente preocupado por la decisión del gobierno venezolano de volver a arrestar a los líderes de la oposición Leopoldo Lopez y Antonio Ledezma . Tras dos meses en la cárcel militar de Ramo Verde , recibió una "medida cautelar sustitutiva de libertad" y por motivos de salud estaba en arresto desde su domicilio. (more...)
Trump Administration Planning Trade Measures Against China Trump Administration Planning Trade Measures Against China
- August 02, 2017

US and other Western governments and business groups accuse Beijing of blocking access to promising industries by requiring foreign companies to hand over proprietary technologies in exchange for being allowed to operate in China. The United States has a long list of grievances about China on trade, including accusations of steel dumping and theft of USA intellectual property. (more...)
Trump in tweet denies chaos at White House
- August 02, 2017

The sources cautioned that it was unclear how serious Kelly really was about resigning . Comey told him not to resign, one unnamed source said. The former presidential candidate also called for respect for the former general's predecessor Reince Priebus, exited the White House with an "extraordinary level of class and dignity". (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation helicopter has hard landing in Afghanistan; 2 injured North Atlantic Treaty Organisation helicopter has hard landing in Afghanistan; 2 injured
- August 02, 2017

That attack killed at least 29 and wounded 64 others, 10 of them critically. Taliban spokesman Qari Yosuf Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it took place near an Afghan intelligence quick reaction force base in the Shor Andam area of Daman district. (more...)
Boston Red Sox: Rafael Devers in elite company with 4-hit game Boston Red Sox: Rafael Devers in elite company with 4-hit game
- August 02, 2017

Devers and Nunez are a combined 18-40 (.450) with three doubles and four homers since joining the team last week. After Christian Yelich beat out an infield single, Marcell Ozuna popped out, giving Doolittle his fourth save since being acquired from Oakland and seventh this season. (more...)