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French Riviera Tourist Destinations Evacuated As Wildfires Spread French Riviera Tourist Destinations Evacuated As Wildfires Spread
- July 28, 2017

In the meantime, evacuees are being housed in makeshift shelters. Another wildfire that has burned through 1,700 hectares remained out of control around the back-country village of Artigue, site of Medieval vestiges. I'm not scared anymore, " she said. Wildfires tearing through a dry Mediterranean forest have prompted authorities to evacuate some 12,000 people from three popular tourist destinations in the Var region of the French Riviera. (more...)
'Skinny Repeal' Dies in Shocking Early Morning Senate Vote 'Skinny Repeal' Dies in Shocking Early Morning Senate Vote
- July 28, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence broke the tie. It proposed ending insurance mandates and the medical device tax, boosting health savings accounts, giving states flexibility and shifting funds to health care centers. Republican health care bills are being considered and created to come under the budget reconciliation process which means that they require only a 51 simple majority to pass as opposed to the customary 60 vote majority. (more...)
Labour softens stance on staying in single market after Brexit Labour softens stance on staying in single market after Brexit
- July 28, 2017

Labour may change their pro-Brexit stance if the United Kingdom public change their mind about splitting from the European Union, the party's general election campaign chief has reportedly admitted. First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has previously said it's vital for Wales that the United Kingdom secures full market access post Brexit. Asked on Sunday if he would lead Britain out of the single market, Mr Corbyn said "yes". (more...)
USA hits Iran with more sanctions in response to space launch USA hits Iran with more sanctions in response to space launch
- July 28, 2017

On Thursday, Iran successfully tested the Simorgh rocket, a two-stage vehicle meant to deliver small space satellites into orbit. "The Simorgh can place a satellite weighing up to 250 kg (550 pounds) in an orbit of 500 km (311 miles)". "Iran is not, and will not be, developing nuclear weapons; so by definition can not develop anything created to be capable of delivering them", Zarif said on Twitter. (more...)
'Morning Joe': Scaramucci's 'Disgusting' Remarks OK Since They Were About Bannon 'Morning Joe': Scaramucci's 'Disgusting' Remarks OK Since They Were About Bannon
- July 28, 2017

Each time Lizza refused to share his source. For Mr. Spicer, particularly, it required a major gulp, inasmuch as his job description as press secretary was to provide unvarnished information to the American public about the often confusing views and actions of the president. (more...)
Russian Federation is retaliating against new USA sanctions. Here's what that actually means Russian Federation is retaliating against new USA sanctions. Here's what that actually means
- July 28, 2017

In a harshly-worded statement , Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, lashed out at Washington saying "America first can not mean that Europe's interests come last". The Commission made a decision to up the ante publicly this week anyway because "now the pressure was too high ... and we didn't like the [original] scope of the proposed measures", the official said. (more...)
Toll in Venezuela protests reach 107
- July 28, 2017

The OHCHR spokesperson pointed out that demonstrations considered by the authorities to be "disturbing the elections" have been banned until 1 August. Voters Sunday will elect a 545-seat assembly that essentially would replace the opposition-led National Assembly and will have the power to change the constitution - changes that Maduro wants. (more...)
Corruption scandals in Kerala BJP not a state issue: CPI-M Corruption scandals in Kerala BJP not a state issue: CPI-M
- July 28, 2017

CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan alleged that the attack against BJP office in Thiruvananthapuram is not an isolated one but a part of the RSS conspiracy to spread violence in Kerala under the cover of Central government. with a baseball bat on a two-wheeler. "The RSS is trying to create problems to show the law and order situation has worsened", he told reporters. CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has urged his party members to exercise restraint. (more...)
US Diplomatic Missions Staff Reduction in Russia Just 'First Retaliatory Step' US Diplomatic Missions Staff Reduction in Russia Just 'First Retaliatory Step'
- July 28, 2017

And it has also stopped United States diplomats from using a summer house and storage facilities in Moscow. The US Senate approved a bill in a 98-2 vote on Thursday to impose sweeping sanctions on Russia , Iran and North Korea and limit US President Donald Trump's ability to lift the restrictions on Moscow. (more...)
20 years of U.S. trade with Russian Federation 20 years of U.S. trade with Russian Federation
- July 28, 2017

The U.S. Senate voted nearly unanimously yesterday 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...)
Pakistan top court disqualifies PM Sharif from office over corruption case Pakistan top court disqualifies PM Sharif from office over corruption case
- July 28, 2017

They say Sharif's nominee would be elected by the National Assembly, where the ruling party enjoys majority. He said the court's order was binding and Sharif and his family may not challenge it. The ruling states that Sharif and his family could not account for assets that are "disproportionate to his known means of income". The opposition is also expected to field a candidate for the premiership, though the nominee has nearly no chance of getting sufficient votes. (more...)
White House Communications Director Calls Chief Of Staff 'Paranoiac' And Much Worse White House Communications Director Calls Chief Of Staff 'Paranoiac' And Much Worse
- July 28, 2017

The interview naturally sent the internet into a DEFCON 1 meltdown, as Twitter eagerly awaited The Mooch's response. Lizza said that he received a call from Scaramucci -whose hiring was announced the same day that Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation after just six months - late Wednesday night after he'd tweeted that the new communications director was dining with President Trump , First Lady Melania Trump , Sean Hannity and former Fox News executive Bill ... (more...)
AstraZeneca shares tumble after immunooncology trial disappoints AstraZeneca shares tumble after immunooncology trial disappoints
- July 28, 2017

The company has been seeking to develop new treatments to fight off competition from generic drugmakers. PFS is one of the three primary endpoints in the randomised, open-label, multi-centre, global trial, dubbed MYSTIC , which compared Imfinzi as a monotherapy or in combination with tremelimumab against platinum-based standard-of-care (SoC) chemotherapy in patients with metastatic 1st-line non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (more...)
Justin Bieber Accidentally Hits Photographer with Truck Leaving Church Service Justin Bieber Accidentally Hits Photographer with Truck Leaving Church Service
- July 28, 2017

Although the camera is close to the man when he is hit, it's still hard to see what part of the truck actually struck the man. The photographer reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries to his lower body. The singer also spoke to police and was not charged. The photographer was on his way to get X-rays done, and said Justin was "a good kid". He recorded a video from his hospital bed, thanking Bieber for being "a good kid" and "compassionate" throughout the ordeal. (more...)
National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Lebanon County National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Lebanon County
- July 28, 2017

Heavy rain is expected for Friday into Saturday morning, that could produce street flooding. "The situation is still evolving", he said, so don't be surprised if the forecasted rain totals get revised between Thursday and Saturday . "Storms are expected to weaken and dissipate and they move east across the plains". The Storm Prediction Center includes the entire region in a marginal risk for severe storm activity this evening, with a chance the environment "could become supportive of ... (more...)
"Very Disappointed" With Sessions, Want Him To Be "Tougher" On Intel Leaks
- July 28, 2017

President Donald Trump's new communications director says it's " probably right" that Trump wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. "I think the President's frustration was not the recusal". Trump has openly criticized Sessions for recusing himself from overseeing a federal probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation to meddle in the 2016 USA presidential elections. (more...)
Senate committee withdraws subpoena for Paul Manafort Senate committee withdraws subpoena for Paul Manafort
- July 28, 2017

Kushner, who is now a top aide to the president, also attended the June 2016 meeting and was interviewed Monday by the Senate Intelligence Committee. The panel has sought to talk with Manafort about a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting in NY with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, among other issues including his foreign political work on behalf of Ukrainian interests. (more...)
Larry David & Bernie Sanders Are Long Lost Cousins! Larry David & Bernie Sanders Are Long Lost Cousins!
- July 28, 2017

He said that during the campaign, "every time I watched Bernie Sanders I would repeat everything that he said , because I know that I can talk like that". The episode is slated to be aired later this year. "They told me not to say anything about it". And yesterday, David explained why he made a decision to finally bring the show back after such a long break. (more...)
National Night Out is a crime to miss National Night Out is a crime to miss
- July 28, 2017

National Night Out is an annual event created to strengthen our communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local public safety partners. Bottoms said the department has hosted the annual event locally since 2007. There will be food, drinks and refreshments as well as music. National Night Out enhances the relationship between residents and law enforcement while fostering a sense of community. (more...)
Israel removes Al Aqsa mosque metal detectors Israel removes Al Aqsa mosque metal detectors
- July 28, 2017

Palestinian women pray at the Lion's Gate following an appeal from clerics to pray in the streets instead of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The Israeli President's Residence said the call took place at Erdogan's request. In Alrai newspaper, a recent caricature showed a massive Israeli army helmet that partly covered the Dome of the Rock. (more...)
Scaramucci Says He and Reince Priebus Are Like Cain and Abel Scaramucci Says He and Reince Priebus Are Like Cain and Abel
- July 28, 2017

Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier, said Thursday in a television interview that he has a "very good idea who the senior leakers are", adding that he had talked to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and to his "buddies" in the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the matter. (more...)
Rooney keen to focus on football after competitive Everton return Rooney keen to focus on football after competitive Everton return
- July 28, 2017

And Rooney was pleased that he can now concentrate on football after the hype and pressure of his first game back with Everton in 13 years is behind him. The only question is, how good can they really be. Manager Ronald Koeman handed four debuts to starters - Rooney, Davy Klaassen, Michael Keane and Cuco Martina - while a fifth debutant, Sandro Ramirez, made an impressive impact as a second half substitute. (more...)
First ever genetically modified human embryos created in US First ever genetically modified human embryos created in US
- July 28, 2017

In this regard, Mitalipov's work brings us further down the path to understanding exactly how CRISPR works in humans, and reveals that is it possible to avoid both mosaicism (changes that are taken up not by only some of the cells of an embryo, as opposed to all of them) and "off-target" effects. (more...)
Heavy rain, storms expected Friday evening Heavy rain, storms expected Friday evening
- July 28, 2017

Highs are going to be in the mid-90s with the feels-like temperature near 102-105. Storm chances decrease slightly into next work week; however, there will be the ongoing risk for areas of heavy rain. Another round of rain will impact the Piedmont and Tidewater Friday morning, with a few dry periods Friday afternoon before another round of rainfall arrives late Friday afternoon and evening. (more...)
Blue Jays' Stroman, Martin, Gibbons ejected in same inning Blue Jays' Stroman, Martin, Gibbons ejected in same inning
- July 28, 2017

And he had no interest in sugar coating any of that. That what allows me to be my best out there and that's how it's going to continue to be day-in and day-out. He walked the next batter, then got a strikeout to end the inning and his night. Maybe Martin said the wrong thing, but to toss both the pitcher and the catcher within three seconds of each other is a bad look. (more...)
Trump Jr. adds DC attorney to his legal team
- July 28, 2017

A federal special counsel and several congressional panels are investigating allegations by USA intelligence agencies that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 US election. But if Mueller is following the money, it will lead from the Trump family to a lot of people and transactions in Russian Federation - often with ties to the Kremlin. (more...)
All cash deal: Axis Bank acquires Freecharge for Rs 385 crore All cash deal: Axis Bank acquires Freecharge for Rs 385 crore
- July 28, 2017

FreeCharge was set up in 2010 and attracted marquee investors such as Sequoia Capital before it was acquired by Snapdeal . Prior to setting up FPTPL, Freecharge used to run a wallet with Yes Bank . Digital payments in India have surged after a shock government ban on high-value bank notes last November. Since late previous year, Snapdeal's founders and venture capital firms Nexus Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital have been in an ugly boardroom spat which has resulted in Snapdeal and ... (more...)
Kesha Releases 'Learn to Let Go' Video Kesha Releases 'Learn to Let Go' Video
- July 28, 2017

Two weeks ago, her bold, empowering anthem, " Woman ", became the theme song for everyone's weekend, and now she's done it again with her video for new single, " Learn To Let Go ". Your past only has as much effect on your future as you want it to. Kesha also wrote a letter accompanying the song for The Huffington Post . Through years of legal and personal turmoil, the singer says letting go of old resentments, fears and experiences have helped her to move forward with her life. (more...)
Melania Trump announces her first solo trip as first lady Melania Trump announces her first solo trip as first lady
- July 28, 2017

Melania has accompanied Trump across on numerous trips this year, but earlier this month she was unable to join G20 events due to violent protests in Hamburg causing her to stay inside her hotel due to safety concerns. The third annual Invictus Games will take place from 27-30 September where more than 500 wounded warriors from 17 nations will participate. "I was excited about the success of the Invictus Games inaugurated in London in 2015 and the second edition in Orlando, Florida, 2016". (more...)
Lloyds to repay £283m to 590000 mortgage arrears customers Lloyds to repay £283m to 590000 mortgage arrears customers
- July 28, 2017

The regulator investigated charges on mortgage customers between 2009 and 2016 and concluded "the bank did not always do enough to understand customers' circumstances and check that their arrears payment plans were affordable and sustainable". (more...)

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