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GOP Obamacare repeal bill fails in dramatic late-night vote GOP Obamacare repeal bill fails in dramatic late-night vote
- July 30, 2017

It's been a different experience for the handful of Republican women who consistently opposed this charade from the start. Brady doesn't offer specifics. Wray cleared the Senate judiciary committee with flying colors - receiving unanimous approval - which sets up an expected bipartisan vote for Wray by the full Senate. (more...)
Trump's GOP Suffers Historic Healthcare Meltdown, In Absolute Panic Mode Trump's GOP Suffers Historic Healthcare Meltdown, In Absolute Panic Mode
- July 30, 2017

Sen. John McCain , recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, will make a dramatic return to the Senate Tuesday to cast a critical vote on health care legislation. Sanders replied , saying, "Let's replace a bad health care system with a better one, and he's going to be engaged, and I'll keep you posted on any specifics and people that he talks to". (more...)
Trump to sign bill for new sanctions on Russian Federation
- July 30, 2017

Signing the measure would dilute his power. Even if he doesn't there's a good chance the Senate will override his veto since the bill passed 98-2. Trump denies any collusion between his campaign and Moscow . It warned that it "reserves the right to carry out other measures that could affect the interests of the US" while acting in a reciprocal fashion. "The message coming from Congress on a bipartisan basis is these are hostile regimes and sanctions are warranted - sanctions are called ... (more...)
Putin: We'll have to retaliate against 'illegal' United States sanctions Putin: We'll have to retaliate against 'illegal' United States sanctions
- July 30, 2017

Speaking on an official visit to Finland, Putin said an ongoing joint naval exercise with China in the Baltic Sea was a threat to nobody. He noted that Finland is part of the European Union, and the European Union is an important direction of cooperation to Finland. (more...)
Ex-Min Abbasi to be interim Pakistan PM Ex-Min Abbasi to be interim Pakistan PM
- July 30, 2017

Sharif would be sworn in after 45 days of Abbasi's caretaker prime ministership. As its new leader Shahbaz Sharif will face the task of steering the ruling PML-N party through political turmoil until next year's election and fending off a rising challenge from opposition leader Imran Khan who emerged as the big victor from the supreme court ruling. (more...)
Trump Names John Kelly as New White House Chief of Staff Trump Names John Kelly as New White House Chief of Staff
- July 30, 2017

John F. Kelly is the former commander of the U.S. Southern Command who was tapped to succeed Jeh Johnson as President Trump's secretary of Homeland Security. When Blitzer pressed Priebus on if Trump tried to talk him out of quitting, Priebus said, " No, we talked about it ." . It's not clear whether Gen. (more...)
Will bring U.S. to its senses: Russian Federation on sanctions Will bring U.S. to its senses: Russian Federation on sanctions
- July 30, 2017

The statement noted that the idea of Russophobia and confrontation has taken root within "certain circles" in the United States. The move, which Russian Federation had been threatening, came a day after the U.S. election - and said there had also been problems in business "which had no foundation at all". Some former officials said Russia could take other steps, such as seeking to help Russian-backed forces seize more ground in eastern Ukraine or to try to limit USA air operations in ... (more...)
New White House chief of staff is battle-toughened leader New White House chief of staff is battle-toughened leader
- July 30, 2017

He's said to have resigned on Thursday after a brutal attack from new communications director Anthony Scaramucci in a conversation with a reporter from the New Yorker . "He wanted to include me in figuring out how and who would be a great successor and a chief of staff ", Priebus said. Mr Priebus is the US President's chief of staff , making him one of the most powerful people in the administration. (more...)
India's NSA Doval calls on Chinese President India's NSA Doval calls on Chinese President
- July 30, 2017

The BRICS cooperation has 10 years of history and the five-member group of emerging countries have engaged in meaningful cooperation despite geographical distances and differences political systems, establishing a new type of global relations, the Chinese president said. (more...)
Reince Priebus: Trump 'wanted to go a different direction' Reince Priebus: Trump 'wanted to go a different direction'
- July 30, 2017

That status, as part of what the military calls a Gold Star family, puts him in the administration of a presidential candidate who verbally attacked a Gold Star family : the Khans, Muslim-American immigrants who lost a son in Iraq and had criticized Trump at the Democratic National Convention. (more...)
Priebus Out as Chief of Staff, Replaced with Trump 'Star' John Kelly
- July 30, 2017

Kelly as White House Chief of Staff". " John Kelly is a great American". Confirming a new Secretary for Homeland Security will be treated as a referendum on the first six months of policy coming out of the Department. I want to thank the President for giving me this very special opportunity. "The President has a right to hit a reset button". "He has achieved so much, and he has done it all with class". (more...)
Trump's Trump's "political commissar" Scaramucci makes his first "kill", chief of staff Priebus
- July 30, 2017

Trump announced on Twitter Friday Priebus was leaving as chief of staff and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly would take over the position. General Kelly has been a star, done an incredible job thus far, respected by everybody, a great, great, American. The move comes amid a tumultuous first six months for the White House . (more...)
Court orders release of 7 suspects in Cumhuriyet trial Court orders release of 7 suspects in Cumhuriyet trial
- July 29, 2017

The court on Friday ruled, however, that five other employees of Cumhuriyet newspaper should remain jailed until the end of the trial. The next hearing was set for September 11. They have described Turkey as the "world's worst jailer of journalists". She added that Washington was urging Turkey to release "the journalists and others who we believe are being held arbitrarily" under the emergency. (more...)
Senate slaps new sanctions on Russian Federation, putting Trump in corner
- July 29, 2017

It was not immediately clear how many U.S. diplomats and other workers would be forced to leave either the country or their posts, but the Interfax news agency cited an informed source as saying "hundreds" of people would be affected. A diplomatic source told Reuters that it would be for the United States to decide which posts to cut, whether occupied by U.S. or Russian nationals. (more...)
Sydney counter-terrorism police carry out raids, arrest 4 Sydney counter-terrorism police carry out raids, arrest 4
- July 29, 2017

The safety of the community and police members are the primary consideration during this activity'. "These operations are created to disrupt and prevent plans to undertake terrorist attacks in Australia", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in an emailed statement. (more...)
Coroner releases preliminary autopsy for teen killed at Ohio State Fair Coroner releases preliminary autopsy for teen killed at Ohio State Fair
- July 29, 2017

Video taken by a bystander of the swinging, spinning Fire Ball ride in action captured a crashing sound. The ride had passed an inspection this week, according to state records. In Ohio, the Department of Agriculture conducts such checks, including the ones at the state fair. He said, "That means speeds, no hitches in operations, that the emergency brake works they way it's intended to stop the ride quickly". (more...)
Trump Attacks GOP Senators in Early Morning Tweets Trump Attacks GOP Senators in Early Morning Tweets
- July 29, 2017

All the way until this week when, in a portent of things to come, Republicans had to use Vice President Mike Pence to break a tie on the motion to proceed - a procedural vote that is nearly always a formality in these situations. It's an atypical legislative strategy in which Republicans would vote "yes" on legislation that no one wants to ultimately pass. Instead, they wanted the Senate to pass it in order to advance the legislation to a third round of negotiations with the House to try to ... (more...)
US Senate Clears Russian Sanctions Bill, Sends To White House
- July 29, 2017

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson by telephone that Russia was ready to normalise relations with the United States and to cooperate on major global issues. Earlier, US Ambassador John Tefft "expressed his strong disappointment and protest" at the development, a spokesperson at the embassy in Moscow told AFP . (more...)
Unknown gunmen attack home of Kenya deputy president Unknown gunmen attack home of Kenya deputy president
- July 29, 2017

Local reports said assailants overpowered a police officer at the gate and entered the compound. A series of gunshots could be heard inside the home at around 2pm and continued occasionally until 3pm. "Just give us time", Wanyama Musiambo, Rift Valley Regional Coordinator, told reporters at the scene. The deputy president had left hours earlier for a campaign rally in the town of Kitale, where he joined President Uhuru Kenyatta. (more...)
Trump's Manhattan Skyline Sketch Fetches Nearly $30000 Trump's Manhattan Skyline Sketch Fetches Nearly $30000
- July 29, 2017

Michael Kirk, an auction manager at Nate Sanders, told ArtNet that the drawing received five times the usual traffic that its pieces typically get. The charity auction also included works by fellow Republican John McCain , and former Democrat Senator Joseph Lieberman, as well as actors Charlize Theron and Benicio Del Toro. (more...)
EU closely watching developments around US' anti-Russian sanctions - European Commission rep EU closely watching developments around US' anti-Russian sanctions - European Commission rep
- July 29, 2017

President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russian Federation - a remarkable concession that the president has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow . (more...)
Trump Praises Law Enforcement in Fighting MS-13 Gang Trump Praises Law Enforcement in Fighting MS-13 Gang
- July 29, 2017

In response to a requests for comment on whether the Attorney General would address the trafficking of USA guns to El Salvador on his trip, the Department of Justice provided a press release touting an increase in domestic prosecutions of illegal gun possession , as well as a transcripts of a speech Sessions delivered today. (more...)
Arsenal vs Benfica live streaming and TV information
- July 29, 2017

As a player coming from a club like Arsenal , Chris Willock has received a lot of attention since joining Benfica earlier this summer. The stopper added that he did not expect to play a regular hand, given his dismal campaign last season but was pleased to start all games for his national team. (more...)
Teenage Girl Raped Twice In One Day By Two Different Men Teenage Girl Raped Twice In One Day By Two Different Men
- July 29, 2017

Police in Birmingham, United Kingdom, is searching for two men suspected of being involved in a 15-year-old rape. The difference is that the first attacker is suspected of being light skinned, with brown eyes, skinny built and 6 ft tall, while the second attacker is shorter, if larger built and had a beard. (more...)
Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack
- July 29, 2017

The warring parties in Afghanistan often distort casualty figures. According to Ghori, the search and clearance operation was continuing in the surrounding areas, and there was a gunfight. At least two policemen were killed amid Taliban attack on a police checkpoint in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Afghan forces have killed more than 50 Taliban militants and recaptured a key district in Ghor province in central Afghanistan. (more...)
Senate GOP Try To Unify Behind 'Skinny Repeal' In Health Care Debate
- July 29, 2017

The "skinny bill" is an admittedly lowest-common-denominator approach, and it may not even have the votes to pass, either. "The Swamp. But we'll get it done, we're going to get it done". Trump tweeted his disappointment at the outcome, promising to "let Obamacare implode". There is still confusion among House Republicans about the contours of the Senate GOP leaders' plans, but chatter has intensified among rank-and-file members that they need to pay attention now because there is a ... (more...)
McCain, expected to save health bill, became the executioner
- July 29, 2017

McConnell put the health bill on hold and announced that the Senate would move onto other legislation next week. Meanwhile, President Trump has reiterated his oft-repeated message to let Obamacare implode. John McCain (R-AZ) urging as much before the senior Republican supported a motion to proceed with debate on the Obamacare repeal effort. The House passed its version of an Obamacare alternative, the American Health Care Act, and sent it to the Senate in May. (more...)
Sprint Approached Charter About Possible Merger Sprint Approached Charter About Possible Merger
- July 29, 2017

These included one that would allow the cable companies to resell wireless service under their own brands. A combination of Sprint and Charter would put together the fourth-largest US wireless carrier with the No. Charter and Comcast announced an agreement in May that bars either company from entering into a material transaction in wireless for a year without the other's consent. (more...)
20 years of USA trade with Russian Federation
- July 29, 2017

Trump has denied any collusion between his campaign and Russian officials. The Russian Foreign Ministry complained of growing anti-Russian feeling in the United States, accusing "well-known circles" of seeking "open confrontation". The statement said that the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok should reduce the number of their "diplomatic and technical employees" to 455, in apparent parity with the number of Russian diplomatic staff in the ... (more...)
European Commission launches infringement against Poland over controversial judicial reforms European Commission launches infringement against Poland over controversial judicial reforms
- July 29, 2017

Another major legal concern was the different retirement ages for female (60) and male (65) judges, Reuters reported. The Commission is concerned about discretionary power given to Poland's minister of justice to prolong the mandates of judges who reach retirement age, as well as to dismiss and appoint court presidents. (more...)

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