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Congress, Left pulling in opposite directions in West Bengal Congress, Left pulling in opposite directions in West Bengal
- July 29, 2017

WITH THE CPM rebuffing the Congress' offer to back Sitaram Yechury for Rajya Sabha from the state, the party on Thursday chose to field sitting MP Pradeep Bhattacharya. "We pushed the Congress into Trinamool arms, when it was willing to come with us". In the 294-member House, a candidate needs 42 votes to win. Banerjee's move was widely seen as a goodwill gesture aimed at fostering closer ties with the Congress high command on national issues. (more...)
Mehbooba's remark an insult to Indian flag: NPP Mehbooba's remark an insult to Indian flag: NPP
- July 29, 2017

Urging people in India to understand that the idea of Kashmir was like the idea of India, the chief minister said, "The basic question is how much the idea of India was ready to accommodate the idea of Kashmir". She said taking the path of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee by engaging in the dialogue process with Pakistan was the only way forward. She did not spell it out but spoke of more cross-border contacts between the people of divided Jammu and Kashmir. (more...)
United States bishop urges Senate to remedy health care after vote to proceed United States bishop urges Senate to remedy health care after vote to proceed
- July 29, 2017

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Medicaid director, Jason Helgerson, agrees that the repeal of Obamacare would be devastating for NY. "It's a massive hole that no tax increase could ever fill", Helgerson said . Blumberg said making reinsurance a permanent part of the law could bring down premiums and help insurer confidence and participation. MaryBeth Musumeci, an associate director at the Kaiser Family Foundation's program on Medicaid and the uninsured, said these work requirements could cause some ... (more...)
California Imam Asks Allah to 'Annihilate the Jews' California Imam Asks Allah to 'Annihilate the Jews'
- July 29, 2017

Shahin's sermon centered on recent turmoil surrounding the Al Aqsa Mosque, in one of Jerusalem's holiest sites, revered by Muslims and Jews . The mosque's statement said Mr. "In the context of the full sermon, it becomes clear that the theme of the sermon was against oppression, and not against Jews or any religion". "I would question some of the choices he made to include oral traditions about Muslims fighting Jews and his generalizing and re-contextualizing". (more...)
Trump continues crusade against Sessions with a fresh line of attack
- July 29, 2017

He wants Sessions out, and discussed its implications with his advisers and has even looked at possible replacements. "If you believe Jeff Sessions should be fired, use the power you have and accept the consequences", Graham warned. "The first shot across the bow for Sessions came in a July 19 interview with the New York Times that highlighted the president's frustration over Sessions" recusal. (more...)
Trump tweets he is naming new chief of staff, ousting Reince Priebus Trump tweets he is naming new chief of staff, ousting Reince Priebus
- July 29, 2017

Priebus said he would continue to support Trump, adding that he would "continue to serve as a strong supporter of the President's agenda and policies". Priebus, who told CNN he frequently addressed his job status with Trump, also was blamed by some within the White House for the failure of the Republican health care plan, with some Trump allies believing that Priebus' longtime relationships with Republicans on Capitol Hill should have ensured the bill's passage. (more...)
Sports Neymar Storms Out of Barcelona Training in Anger Amid PSG Speculation Sports Neymar Storms Out of Barcelona Training in Anger Amid PSG Speculation
- July 29, 2017

While running back, Semedo's arm goes around Neymar's neck and the pair jump all over each other before squaring up face-to-face. The footballing heartthrob was rumoured to be on his way out of Barcelona , having been linked to a move to French heavyweight Paris Saint-Germain. (more...)
ME reviewing new request from voter fraud commission ME reviewing new request from voter fraud commission
- July 29, 2017

Kobach now says the data will be kept confidential and secure and be discarded once the commission's analysis is finished. "As we have said all along, we will follow Florida law and will only submit information that is already available and regularly provided to anyone who requests it". (more...)
Colbert mocks Trump speech with new Boy Scout oath Colbert mocks Trump speech with new Boy Scout oath
- July 29, 2017

Trump is addressing high school juniors who visited the White House under American Legion leadership programs. The organization did not immediately respond to questions about blowback to the speech. Overall, he thought Trump was "encouraging to the boys to make sure they had a good life, did the right thing". The president went on to brag about the "record-setting" crowd that likely wouldn't be broadcast on TV that night and wound up telling a long-winded and irrelevant anecdote about ... (more...)
Ala. Senate Candidate Says He'll Withdraw If Sessions Wants Seat Back Ala. Senate Candidate Says He'll Withdraw If Sessions Wants Seat Back
- July 29, 2017

Senate seat, according to a new WBRC poll . Both Moore and Brooks are confirmed to address local Republicans, and each will have about 20 minutes, said Cullman County Republican Party Chairman Waid Harbison. I can not remain silent about the treatment Jeff Sessions is receiving from President Trump. In his statement, Brooks described Trump's treatment of Sessions as a "public waterboarding". (more...)
US Senate rejects 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare in 49-51 vote US Senate rejects 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare in 49-51 vote
- July 29, 2017

Whether the bill-technically known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act-will pass, or what it will look like when it does, remain unanswered questions. Pilots like to know where they're going to land when they take off, and we should too. Moderates are anxious repeal will cost millions of low-income Americans their insurance and conservatives are angry the proposed bills do not go far enough to gut Obamacare, which they consider government overreach. (more...)
US Senate rejects Obamacare 'skinny repeal' US Senate rejects Obamacare 'skinny repeal'
- July 29, 2017

But when the time came to case his ballot, McCain was a firm "no". The bill would have increased the number of people who are uninsured by 15 million next year compared with current law, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. (more...)
Top Trump aide lashes out against senior colleagues
- July 29, 2017

Priebus came under even more scrutiny recently when Trump brought on financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director . He has spent much of his first week in the White House railing against "leakers" and hinted in interviews that he thinks the chief of staff is one of them . (more...)
Neymar walks out of Barcelona training session after fight with teammate Neymar walks out of Barcelona training session after fight with teammate
- July 29, 2017

They added, "The Brazilian striker was training with his team-mates in Miami when he was videoed walking off the pitch after having an argument with new signing Nelson Semedo ". Barcelona fans likely won't like what they see, as Neymar certainly looked disgruntled as he walked away from his team. He said: "Well, you know Neymar is one of our best players, and so we don't want to lose that player". (more...)
Lane Kiffin sends amusing tweet after Reince Priebus firing Lane Kiffin sends amusing tweet after Reince Priebus firing
- July 29, 2017

Ryan, who represents Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District, which represents southeast Wisconsin and Kenosha County, also congratulated Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on his new role as chief of staff. Trump's naming of former investment fund manager Anthony Scaramucci triggered the resignation of former Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who left his post nearly immediately after Scaramucci was named as Trump's new communications director. (more...)
Anthony Scaramucci's New Yorker interview would make a statue blush Anthony Scaramucci's New Yorker interview would make a statue blush
- July 29, 2017

Kelly is his new White House chief of staff. "#MAGA", he tweeted . The tag at the end stands for Trump's "Make America Great Again". During his first press conference on Friday, Scaramucci was more flattering to Priebus, saying he was "a dear friend", that they were like "brothers", and that he also had a "huge, enormous amount of respect" for Bannon. (more...)
Scores wounded at Temple Mount in altercation with police Scores wounded at Temple Mount in altercation with police
- July 29, 2017

Tensions at the holy site were high - even after thousands of worshippers returned to the compound Thursday, ending a boycott over new security measures set up following an attack that killed two policemen. Archbishop Theodosios Atallah Hanna of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem thanked God "for his mercy and the Jerusalem community and religious leaders for their steadfastness" and congratulated them "for this victorious day of nonviolent resilience". (more...)
Neymar in training bust-up
- July 29, 2017

It was revealed that Neymar was not happy over the manner Semedo tackled the ball from him in training. PSG remain confident of signing the 25-year-old, having held talks with Barcelona officials last week over the structure of the £196 million (S$348 million) fee. (more...)
Sell-Side Analyst's Predictions: Viacom, Inc. (VIAB), TechnipFMC plc (FTI)
- July 29, 2017

The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.04. The firm had revenue of $3.26 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.03 billion. Rosenblatt Securities began coverage on Viacom in a research report on Wednesday, April 5th. Five Brokerage firms have recommended the share with a sell recommendation, sixteen has issued a hold recommendation and twelve have published a buy recommendation to the share. (more...)
EU 'vigilant' on new US sanctions on Russia EU 'vigilant' on new US sanctions on Russia
- July 29, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to impose additional sanctions on Russian Federation, as well as Iran and North Korea . "It's going to be hard within the time frame that we have to deal with that", Corker said at an event hosted by the Washington Post . (more...)
Trump's Top Middle East Adviser Removed From Position Trump's Top Middle East Adviser Removed From Position
- July 29, 2017

Harvey was said to be among the proponents for unilaterally withdrawing the USA from the P%+1 nuclear deal, a position which ultimately lost out in recent weeks, as Secretary of State and Defense, Tillerson and Mattis, managed to convince Trump to take a more measured approach. (more...)
Plan para derogar Obamacare no obtiene votos necesarios Plan para derogar Obamacare no obtiene votos necesarios
- July 29, 2017

Dos senadoras republicanas , Susan Collins y Lisa Murkowski , se unieron a los 48 demócratas para votar contra la propuesta . Los republicanos del Senado votaron a favor de comenzar el debate con los márgenes más exiguos, lo cual requirió que el vicepresidente Mike Pence emitiera un voto de desempate. (more...)
Manafort meets with Senate officials on Russia Manafort meets with Senate officials on Russia
- July 29, 2017

The meeting was set up after Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, was offered compromising information as part of Russian Federation and its government's support for his father's campaign, according to emails that the younger Trump released . (more...)
Police officer killed during anti-Maduro protests in Venezuela Police officer killed during anti-Maduro protests in Venezuela
- July 29, 2017

Canada on Thursday urged its nationals to avoid all non-essential travel to crisis-hit Venezuela , where the government of embattled President Nicolas Maduro and opposition activists are on a collision course. Plenty of rural areas and working-class urban neighbourhoods were bustling, however, and the strike appeared less massively supported than a one-day shutdown last week. (more...)
Reince Priebus out as Trump's Chief of Staff
- July 29, 2017

DONALD Trump has sensationally sacked his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus . "He must now quickly replace Secretary Kelly with someone experienced and measured who understands that homeland security is not a partisan issue". Kerkman, who has known Priebus since college, called him "passionate and focused". On Friday, as Trump traveled to NY, he took both Scaramucci and Priebus on Air Force One with him. (more...)
Firefighters quell areas of French Riviera wildfire Firefighters quell areas of French Riviera wildfire
- July 29, 2017

Huge fires forced thousands to evacuate the area's bustling beach towns. The devastating impact of a wildfire. Still, the Var prefecture said fires in some sites in Bormes-les-Mimosas mean it is "not yet possible" for displaced residents and tourists to return to their homes and campsites. (more...)
UK Chancellor says Brexit transition should end by 2022 UK Chancellor says Brexit transition should end by 2022
- July 29, 2017

Philip Hammond's vision for a post-Brexit transition deal was backed by Leave-supporting Tory MPs and Labour today. "A sufficient transitional period would provide smaller firms with enough time to prepare for any incoming immigration system", he added. (more...)
Christy Clark to resign as leader of BC Liberal Party Christy Clark to resign as leader of BC Liberal Party
- July 29, 2017

Clark announced this morning (Friday) that she will resign as leader of the B.C. Liberals effective Friday, Aug. 4. "Serving as Premier and serving the people of British Columbia for the past six and a half years has been an incredible honour and privilege", Clark said in a statement. (more...)
Feds expand probe into Ford Explorer exhaust fume leaks Feds expand probe into Ford Explorer exhaust fume leaks
- July 29, 2017

Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and well being of our employees, all city owned Ford SUV's will soon have carbon monoxide detectors installed". The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said more than 27,000 complaints have been lodged against the automaker, and 41 people have reported injuries. (more...)
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...)