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Japanese PM says North Korea has fired missile Japanese PM says North Korea has fired missile
- July 29, 2017

North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile into the waters off the coast of Japan on Friday, prompting US and South Korean military leaders to discuss response options, Pentagon officials said . Much of the global community has long tried another tack to slow North Korea's weapons program: sanctions for violating worldwide law with its missile tests. (more...)
Senate panel drops Manafort subpoena Senate panel drops Manafort subpoena
- July 29, 2017

On Tuesday Manafort met with Senate Intelligence Committee staff, providing his recollection of the Veselnitskaya meeting and agreeing to turn over contemporaneous notes of the gathering previous year, according to people familiar with the closed-door interview . (more...)
White House aide's tirade tests editors and producers White House aide's tirade tests editors and producers
- July 29, 2017

Scaramucci had written earlier on Twitter: "In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony". "I don't like the activity going on in the White House", Scaramucci added. In his first press briefing as White House communications director last Friday, Scaramucci said, "We are a little bit like brothers, where we rough each other up a little, which is totally normal for brothers". (more...)
North Korea has apparently launched a missile towards Japan North Korea has apparently launched a missile towards Japan
- July 29, 2017

Just days later, however, he boasted: "Just left China's President Xi where we had an excellent meeting on trade & North Korea ". The missile may have landed in Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone , the coastal areas surrounding the country which it has rights to for industry such as fishing and drilling. (more...)
President Trump names new chief of staff, ousting Reince Priebus President Trump names new chief of staff, ousting Reince Priebus
- July 29, 2017

Kelly . President Trump called Kelly a "great American and a great leader". Kelly, who retired from the Marine Corps in 2016 after a 45-year career and with the distinction of being the military's longest-serving general, was heralded when Trump picked him as Homeland Security chief earlier this year. (more...)
Karnataka government asks BMRCL to remove Hindi signs from Bengaluru's metro stations Karnataka government asks BMRCL to remove Hindi signs from Bengaluru's metro stations
- July 29, 2017

Stating that the matter is a "sensitive" one, CM Siddaramaih stated that "it will be better to follow a persuasive approach rather than a mandatory one in the use of Hindi". Days after this, he wrote a letter to chief secretary of the Government of Karnatakka, Subhash Chandra Khuntia and additional chief secretary (urban development) Mahendra Jain, asking the government to issue instructions to BMRC to give first priority to Kannada and Kannadigas. (more...)
Holdouts break as Senate votes to debate repeal Holdouts break as Senate votes to debate repeal
- July 29, 2017

The measure passed 51-50 with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie. Capito immediately released a statement after the vote to debate the repeal, saying she will continue to make decisions in the best interest of West Virginians . That program was thrust on us all in 2009 with little true discussion and debate - but much behind the scenes political maneuvering - by a Democratic president and Democratic leaders in the U.S. (more...)
Banco Santander-Chile posts 2Q profit Banco Santander-Chile posts 2Q profit
- July 28, 2017

Banco Santander-Chile (ADR) (NYSE:BSAC) has risen 30.67% since July 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.82% the S&P500. Creative Planning now controls 834 shares with a value of $6,000. Among 4 analysts covering Banco Santander-chile (NYSE:BSAC), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. BSAC has been the topic of several research analyst reports. (more...)
AhlulBayt: 95 Percent of Lebanon-Syria border under Hezbollah's control AhlulBayt: 95 Percent of Lebanon-Syria border under Hezbollah's control
- July 28, 2017

Fighting between Lebanon's Hezbollah movement and a former Al-Qaeda affiliate on the Syria-Lebanon border halted yesterday after a ceasefire was reached, Lebanese media and Hezbollah outlets reported. The Lebanese Armed Forces did not participate in the offensive but established defensive positions around Arsal, which the Hizbollah chief said were essential. (more...)
Two abducted Pak diplomatic officials arrive in Pakistan Two abducted Pak diplomatic officials arrive in Pakistan
- July 28, 2017

Two Pakistani diplomats who were abducted in Afghanistan were recovered in an operation conducted by security forces, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told Pakistani officials in Kabul on Wednesday. He confirmed that Pakistan has been trying to reach a political understanding saying that the only way to restore calamity is cooperating with Afghanistan and to try to amend issues related to borders and repatriation of Afghan refugees. (more...)
Israelis fire tear gas at Palestinians in al-Aqsa Israelis fire tear gas at Palestinians in al-Aqsa
- July 28, 2017

They shot fireworks, danced and shouted cheers. Under intense pressure, Israel removed the metal detectors this week and said it planned to install sophisticated security cameras instead. Protests and deadly unrest have erupted in the days since the measures were installed, with clashes breaking out around the compound in Jerusalem's Old City and in the West Bank, leaving five Palestinians dead. (more...)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz could be asked to testify in IT staffer investigation Debbie Wasserman Schultz could be asked to testify in IT staffer investigation
- July 28, 2017

The criminal complaint and affidavit revealed that Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, also transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars to Pakistan. He stated agents followed Alvi in March to Dulles International Airport and that she was allowed to board a flight. (more...)
Scaramucci lobs grenades in already chaotic White House Scaramucci lobs grenades in already chaotic White House
- July 28, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci, Trump's new communications director, on Thursday backed away from what appeared to be a suggestion that the FBI investigate Priebus over a leak of Scaramucci's financial records. On Tuesday, he told Politico that he was firing assistant press secretary Michael Short, a Priebus ally he had not personally informed. A reporter for the Daily Beast said he is known to be confused about conversational conventions like "on background" and "off the record". (more...)
Boko Haram releases photo of 3 abducted UNIMAID staff Boko Haram releases photo of 3 abducted UNIMAID staff
- July 28, 2017

According to the minister, the meeting agreed to get more surveillance devices, cameras and other vital security gadgets that will be able to see distant attackers coming to the position of the Nigerian troops. "We still have other staff that are yet to be accounted for". Africa's top oil producer is trying to expand exploration in areas outside the restive Niger River delta in the south where militant attacks on pipelines cut output to an nearly 30-year low last year. (more...)
Residents of evacuated BC city allowed to return Residents of evacuated BC city allowed to return
- July 28, 2017

The evacuation order has been rescinded for the city and most of the surrounding area, with a few exceptions . The evacuation route from the area is along Blackwater Road to Quesnel. Though the wildfire along the Highway 97 had grown to 150 hectares on Wednesday, it calmed down since Thursday. Birkner couldn't confirm if any structures had been lost. (more...)
Senate Republicans overcome hurdle, advance ACA repeal crusade Senate Republicans overcome hurdle, advance ACA repeal crusade
- July 28, 2017

The slim Senate margin to debate and decide the fate of the nation's health-care system succeeded on the votes of two Republican moderates going along with their party leaders to get along. The bill may leave in place subsidies, however. Wes Gullett, a partner at OH Predictive Insights and Republican strategist, said the poll was bad news for the GOP bill. (more...)
A 'better deal' of Democratic identity A 'better deal' of Democratic identity
- July 28, 2017

Chuck Schumer either is finally understanding that or realized that he can not continue to be an effective leader, to gain new voters to the Democratic party unless he comes out and publicly admits what most of us have been screaming about for eight months. (more...)
Senate committee drops Manafort subpoena
- July 28, 2017

That report , from the Justice Department's inspector general, found that the number of FARA registrations had declined in the last two decades and that prosecutions and civil enforcement actions were rare. But behind-the-scenes negotiations, including a subpoena against Manafort and Simpson, spurred the three key players in the Russian Federation story to testify in private before the committee - albeit not Wednesday. (more...)
ICE Announces 114 Arrests In Crackdown On NYC Immigrants ICE Announces 114 Arrests In Crackdown On NYC Immigrants
- July 28, 2017

Homan also called for cooperation from cities like San Francisco to crack down on illegal immigration. To get around their warrantless searches, ICE and CBP agents tell people they're police officers to get them to open the doors into their homes and businesses. (more...)
Aso announces emergency tariffs of 50% on imported frozen beef from Aug Aso announces emergency tariffs of 50% on imported frozen beef from Aug
- July 28, 2017

Finance Minister Taro Aso said the government is going to explain the move to the U.S. and other countries. Perdue was referring to a tariff increase to 50 per cent from 38.5 per cent starting in August on frozen beef imports from countries that do not have a free trade agreement with Japan, a measure Japanese officials said is in response to a recent surge in imports. (more...)
Kidnapped Igbonla Model College Boys Rescued Kidnapped Igbonla Model College Boys Rescued
- July 28, 2017

The students were kidnapped more than 53 days ago at the Lagos State Model College. Another parent of one of the boys explained that details of their arrival point in Lagos still remain sketchy, as the Lagos State government would likely take over the case. (more...)
Notorious pedophile priest walks out of prison Notorious pedophile priest walks out of prison
- July 28, 2017

His victims now fear Shanley won't have enough supervision - because he's not required to wear an electronic monitoring device on release. As a result of his conviction, Shanley, 86, has been declared by the registry board to be a level 3 sex offender, the designation given to offenders who are considered most likely to reoffend. (more...)
Dybala: Barcelona move depends on Juventus first Dybala: Barcelona move depends on Juventus first
- July 28, 2017

Dybala has been very impressive for Juventus since moving to the Italian giants in 2015. He netted 23 goals in his season and 19 last term, when Juventus won a sixth-consecutive Serie A title and reached the Champions League final. "We've refused plenty of offers for him", Marotta was quoted as saying by ANSA. On Friday, La Repubblica reported that Juve are keen to keep the 23-year-old at the club but would sell if an offer of €120m (£107m) came in. (more...)
Sheffield Lake firefighters cut snake's head off to save woman Sheffield Lake firefighters cut snake's head off to save woman
- July 28, 2017

The dispatcher sent firefighters and police to the woman's home in Sheffield Lake, a community in Lorain County about 25 miles west of Cleveland, but seemed stumped. The woman called 911 just after 2 p.m.to report that her five-foot boa constrictor was wrapped around her neck and biting her face. The Fire Department would not release the name of the woman but said she was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening. (more...)
Here's What That Vote on Single-Payer Health Care Really Meant Here's What That Vote on Single-Payer Health Care Really Meant
- July 28, 2017

The vote came as support for a single-payer health care system is increasing among Democrats. Former President Jimmy Carter said he believed the USA would in time adopt a fully government-run health insurance system, or "Medicare for all", in remarks ahead of his Sunday-school class here. (more...)
Government's stance on immigration post-Brexit in chaos Government's stance on immigration post-Brexit in chaos
- July 28, 2017

With ministers intent on ending free movement rules for European Union workers as soon as Britain leaves the bloc, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has ordered a report on the economic impact on United Kingdom industry. While Brexit negotiations are taking place, business say they are not sure exactly what will happen in March 2019. The former UKIP chief noted that including Free Movement in any transition deal would mean "Britain will have to wait until at least 2021 - five years after the ... (more...)
Chevron Stock Slips as Q2 Profit Falls Short of Estimates Chevron Stock Slips as Q2 Profit Falls Short of Estimates
- July 28, 2017

Chevron Corp New now has $199.67 billion valuation. The stock rose 2.49% or $2.64 reaching $108.75. Starbucks shares dropped 6.05 percent to $55.90 in the after-hours trading session. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $147 target in Wednesday, April 12 report. Chevron Corporation (CVX ) is intriguing when broken down to its core data. (more...)
$0.17 EPS Expected for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (USA) (POT) $0.17 EPS Expected for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (USA) (POT)
- July 28, 2017

Financial Architects Inc boosted its stake in Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan by 1.7% in the first quarter. POT has been the topic of several other research reports. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan's payout ratio is now 81.63%. Comparatively, 3.1% of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan shares are held by company insiders. (more...)
House Republicans demand special counsel to investigate Clinton, Obama House Republicans demand special counsel to investigate Clinton, Obama
- July 28, 2017

In their letter, the Republicans list 14 separate categories they say should be investigated by the additional special counsel. The letter refers to an airplane tarmac meeting between Lynch and former President Bill Clinton, and Comey's testimony that Lynch asked him to refer to the email probe as a "matter" rather than an "investigation". (more...)
Supreme Court Rejects Abortion Plea By 10-Year-Old Rape Survivor Supreme Court Rejects Abortion Plea By 10-Year-Old Rape Survivor
- July 28, 2017

The PIL was filed after a Chandigarh district court on July 18 refused to let the girl undergo the abortion after it was confirmed that she was nearly 28 weeks pregnant. The court had earlier observed that the present law must be stretched to make it meaningful by allowing abortion beyond 20-weeks and SC in nearly a dozen of cases allowed medical termination at advance stage beyond the legally permissible benchmark. (more...)

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