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Rex Tillerson says Russia's election interference has 'created serious mistrust'
- August 10, 2017

Lavrov met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of a series of ASEAN ministers' meetings in the Philippine capital, Xinhua reported. Washington has said a few times that it does not rule out any type of response to North Korea's problem, including a military one. The relationship between Russia and the United States of America have become strained after the information given by the U.S. (more...)
Ministers adopt South China Sea code framework Ministers adopt South China Sea code framework
- August 10, 2017

The minister went on to express her hope that China would continue to play the constructive role it had so far played to conclude the CoC negotiations. The tribunal past year ruled China's sweeping claims to the sea had no legal basis. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, center, walks as he leaves for the Philippines to participate in the ministerial meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, Regional Forum, at the Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, ... (more...)
Remove Sharif as party chief : ECP to PML-N Remove Sharif as party chief : ECP to PML-N
- August 10, 2017

Khan described Sharif's plan to travel to Lahore with a cavalcade on GT Road a "deliberate attempt to undermine the Supreme Court " by calling into question its verdict in the Panama Papers case. " Nawaz Sharif is still our prime minister", said worker Niaz Ahmad, who wore a lion look-a-like dress, chanting, "Lion, lion!" Qamar Zaman Kaira of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) said that there could be around 10,000 people with Sharif. (more...)
The hacking group who has declared war to the Venezuelan President The hacking group who has declared war to the Venezuelan President
- August 10, 2017

On Tuesday Padrino addressed the Constituent Assembly in uniform, after the military earned unanimous backing from the body. The crackdown on the opposition following last month's widely questioned vote to elect the constitutional assembly is likely to dominate a meeting in Peru on Tuesday where foreign ministers from more than a dozen Latin American governments were gathering to discuss how to force Maduro to back down. (more...)
Pharma stocks led by Sun, Aurobindo drag Sensex, Nifty Pharma stocks led by Sun, Aurobindo drag Sensex, Nifty
- August 10, 2017

BSE benchmark Sensex breached its psychological level of 32,000 on Wednesday and shed 216 points or 0.68 per cent to end at 31,797.84, while Nifty50 ended the session at 9,908.05, down 0.71 per cent or 70 points. In investments, provisional data with the exchanges showed that foreign institutional investors (FIIs ) invested Rs 1,539.82 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs ) purchased stocks worth Rs 798.55 crore. (more...)
Trump delays action on opioid menace Trump delays action on opioid menace
- August 10, 2017

Christie, who wrote much of the report , was not among the dozen people at the meeting because he is on vacation overseas. That points to the need to expand treatment for people who are already addicted to opioids, experts say. It is speculated that Trump is likely to address one or more of these recommendations in his address today. The commission cited government data showing that since 1999, USA opioid overdoses have quadrupled; almost two-thirds of drug overdoses were linked to ... (more...)
USA assesses NKorea can fit nuke inside a missile USA assesses NKorea can fit nuke inside a missile
- August 09, 2017

Haley praised both Russian Federation and China for the UN Security Council vote on North Korean sanctions. It's the first time these missiles have been deployed on this type of platform since 2014, USA officials with knowledge of the latest intelligence in the region told Fox News on Monday. (more...)
Mayo Clinic Named Best Hospital In Nation For 2nd Time Mayo Clinic Named Best Hospital In Nation For 2nd Time
- August 09, 2017

Karen Lancaster, a spokeswoman for the University of Maryland Medical Center , said U.S. News doesn't analyze some areas where the hospital is strong, including transplants and trauma care. The best hospital for orthopedics is Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 28 year, are created to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures. (more...)
Australians to vote on future of same-sex marriage in November
- August 09, 2017

Parliament would decide the issue only if the vote found most Australians supported gay marriage. "It won't be me only, the whole show would blow up", Broad told the Sunraysia Daily newspaper. The Equality Campaign dialled back its threat to launch legal action the day after a postal vote was floated, saying instead there was a "strong, strong prospect" of a challenge. (more...)
Manufacturer says corrosion caused ride to break apart Manufacturer says corrosion caused ride to break apart
- August 08, 2017

Corrosion on the interior of the support beam reduced the beam's thickness, which led to the accident at the fair, KMG International said in a statement released Sunday . Kasich had ordered all rides at the State Fair to shut down until inspections could be completed. He was about to begin his senior year in high school and had enlisted in the U.S. (more...)
Rand weakens slightly ahead of Baleka Mbete's call on MPs' vote
- August 08, 2017

But even if a few ANC members dare to break the party discipline and vote against Zuma, that would weaken the president politically and reduce his chances of serving until the end of his second term in 2019, analysts say. "Many of them have said to us, if it's secret he [Zuma] is gone". The ANC welcomes the opportunity to once again use the occasion of the debate on the motion of no confidence to speak to these successes which are daily lived reality for many of our people. (more...)
Jordan king makes rare visit to West Bank following Al-Aqsa tensions
- August 08, 2017

During his two-hour meeting with Abbas, the Jordanian king highlighted "the commitment of Trump to work toward achieving peace between Palestinians and Israelis", according to a summary of the meeting in the Jordanian government's official news outlet Petra . (more...)
Missouri Police Officer Shot And Killed During Traffic Stop Missouri Police Officer Shot And Killed During Traffic Stop
- August 08, 2017

Authorities did not know whether he was wounded. Ian McCarthy, 39, was named a person of interest in the shooting . Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe says officers are looking for 39-year-old Ian McCarthy of Clinton. "The time signature for this footage is consistent with Officer Michael's murder". Radio dispatch audio offers insight into the chaos that followed the fatal shooting of Clinton, Missouri, police Officer Gary Michael. (more...)
Mueller Looks at Whether Flynn Was Secretly Paid by Turkey Mueller Looks at Whether Flynn Was Secretly Paid by Turkey
- August 08, 2017

The New York Times report said investigators want to know if that money was paid on behalf of the Turkish government, and whether payments were made to the businessman to keep secret the source of said money. Taking money from Turkey or any foreign government is not illegal. While Mueller steps up his investigation into allegations of Russian interference in 2016 United States presidential election, Trump again angrily denied that his campaign team colluded with the Kremlin. (more...)
Ever Hindu in Pak Cabinet in over two decades
- August 07, 2017

Lal was elected to the national assembly for the second time in 2013 on a Pakistan Muslim League (N) ticket under the minority quota. In spite of the on-going criminal investigation launched against him by Supreme Court, Ishaq Dar returned to take back his position as finance minister. (more...)
USA governors urge Trump to make insurance payments
- August 07, 2017

The attorneys general cited in their May court filing Trump's own words vowing to let Obamacare "explode" as part of the reasoning for their intervention. But the Democratic lawmaker said that big reforms do get easily accomplished when the issue becomes a political football. We've got to do more to bring down costs and stabilize the insurance market; but we can only make real progress if Republicans and Democrats come together to find a solution. (more...)
UN Chief Decries Stockpile of 15000 Nuclear Weapons by Countries UN Chief Decries Stockpile of 15000 Nuclear Weapons by Countries
- August 07, 2017

In the city's annual peace declaration, Matsui pointed out that it is time to "strive to advance further towards a nuclear-weapon free world". "Humankind must never commit such an act, " he added, urging nuclear states, as well as Japan, to join the United Nations nuclear weapons ban treaty adopted in July. (more...)
Gunmen Invade Catholic Church, Kill 47 in Anambra Gunmen Invade Catholic Church, Kill 47 in Anambra
- August 07, 2017

Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has affirmed that the attack on St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu is not a church invasion as reported. "So far, 12 persons have been confirmed dead and deposited in the mortuary here while several persons are receiving medical attention", said a staff worker at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital in Nnewi, where the victims were admitted. (more...)
Trump flees for luxury vacation as grand jury pursues Russian Federation collusion Trump flees for luxury vacation as grand jury pursues Russian Federation collusion
- August 06, 2017

Whoever leaked the transcripts of President Trump's phone calls with foreign leaders to the press likely committed a crime, former prosecutors said Thursday - as lawmakers called for rooting out the culprit. He added, "A product of the NY tabloid world, Mr. Trump has an unerring instinct for saying things that will produce gasps". Barack Obama and Bill Clinton had Martha's Vineyard, George W. (more...)
Shivakumar apologizes for his mother's statement accusing Siddaramaiah over IT raids Shivakumar apologizes for his mother's statement accusing Siddaramaiah over IT raids
- August 06, 2017

According to media report , the officials of the Income Tax department also visited the resort to question Shivakumar, in addition to raiding multiple properties linked to him with the help of central paramilitary forces. The Times of India quoted Congress leader Anand Sharma as saying in the Rajya Sabha, "This can't be a coincidence". Minister Shiv Kumar, a Congress heavy weight of Karnataka who will be crucial for the party in the coming Assembly elections, has meanwhile been "taken ... (more...)
Mueller requests White House documents on Flynn Mueller requests White House documents on Flynn
- August 06, 2017

Although it is not seeking an injunction, this request, if its existence is confirmed, would be a new signal that the investigation led by Mr. Mueller is growing in power. Flynn was Trump's national security adviser for less than a month. Mueller is looking into whether Flynn, whose consulting group Flynn Intel Group had worked with a Turkish-American businessman, was secretly paid by the Turkish government during the final months of the presidential campaign, New York Times reported Friday. (more...)
Armenian President attends Hassan Rouhani's inauguration ceremony in Tehran
- August 06, 2017

In May, Rouhani won re-election in a landslide victory after securing 57 percent of the votes and defeating his main contender Ebrahim Raeisi, the current custodian of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH). National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-Kyun made the remarks as he met with his Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani in Tehran on Friday. In this regard, the spiritual leader said in the text of the presidential decree: "Once again, the implementation of the economy of resistance and the ... (more...)
Controversial assembly begins in Venezuela Controversial assembly begins in Venezuela
- August 06, 2017

Ortega said at the time that the move was unconstitutional. "I can inform you that my office has been taken by public security forces, including national guards and policemen, between 400 and 500" troops, she said. She told reporters on Saturday that Maduro wanted to halt her probe into alleged bribes paid by the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht SA to government officials. (more...)
Presidential elections: BJP's Venkaiah Naidu set to become 15th VP Presidential elections: BJP's Venkaiah Naidu set to become 15th VP
- August 06, 2017

In Modi's government, first he was Parliamentary Affairs minister as well as the Housing and Urban Development. 761 out of total 785 votes polled. Eleven votes were rejected. Naidu began his political stint in the seventies by pasting party posters as a young boy and later rose to success by becoming one of the most prominent leaders of the Bhartiya Janta Party. (more...)
Oxford University employee Andy Warren arrested in murder hunt Oxford University employee Andy Warren arrested in murder hunt
- August 06, 2017

Lathem surrendered to U.S. Marshals at the federal courthouse in Oakland and Warren walked into the San Francisco Police Department's Park District Station to turn himself in. Lake Geneva police said the man making the donation did not give his name. Police have not released that video . Wyndham Lathem and Andrew Warren were wanted in the killing of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau. (more...)
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Switches to Republican Party
- August 05, 2017

Trump said that the Russian Federation story makes Democrats "feel better", and repeated his call for investigating Clinton's private email server. "We didn't win because of Russian Federation, we won because of you", Trump said at a raucous campaign rally. (more...)
The Secret Service No Longer Has A Command Post Inside Trump Tower The Secret Service No Longer Has A Command Post Inside Trump Tower
- August 05, 2017

Sources familiar with the discussions told The Washington Post on Thursday that the government is now looking for a new place to house the Secret Service command center after President Trump's company refused to let the agency stay at his place. (more...)
Showers and storms possible this weekend Showers and storms possible this weekend
- August 05, 2017

Temperatures will also rebound into the middle and upper 70s so it will still feel a little summer like. Scattered thunderstorms will fire up this afternoon and produce locally heavy rainfall. Tonight: Chance for an evening storm then mostly cloudy. Sunday Night: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southeast wind around 7 miles per hour. (more...)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller Impanels Grand Jury in Russia Investigation Special Counsel Robert Mueller Impanels Grand Jury in Russia Investigation
- August 05, 2017

Allies of the administration have also accused the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who is widely respected in Washington , of being too biased to lead the probe. Zeno also pointed to Mueller's hiring of a NY attorney and former top Justice Department official Greg Andres. Meanwhile senators have introduced two bipartisan bills aimed at protecting Mueller from being fired by the president. (more...)
Australia police release man in plane 'terror plot' probe Australia police release man in plane 'terror plot' probe
- August 05, 2017

The extra measures "will involve some inconvenience to the travelling public, but I think people will appreciate that while we're continuing this investigation, we're taking these heightened security measures to ensure the travelling public remains safe", he added. (more...)
Qatar Files WTO Complaint Against 4 Siege Nations Qatar Files WTO Complaint Against 4 Siege Nations
- August 04, 2017

The two ministers also say they discussed the ongoing crisis between Qatar and four Arab states that cut ties with it eight weeks ago. The Saudi-led bloc has demanded that Qatar stop supporting the Muslim Brotherhood movement, end ties with rival Iran, and shut broadcaster Al Jazeera which they accuse of inciting unrest in their countries. (more...)
Zuckerberg Hire Raises Rumors of a White House Run Zuckerberg Hire Raises Rumors of a White House Run
- August 04, 2017

Joel Benenson and his company Benenson Strategy Group will be responsible for conducting research for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative , the couple's philanthropic efforts. There has been public speculation that Zuckerberg could be aiming to one day enter politics, or even run for USA president. There have always been speculations that Zuckerberg might be getting ready for a political debut. (more...)
How Will It Connect to the Matthew McConaughey-Idris Elba Movie? How Will It Connect to the Matthew McConaughey-Idris Elba Movie?
- August 04, 2017

Seeing the film was like watching a dancing skeleton for an hour-and-a-half. He wasn't awful, but didn't do a great job of making me care much about his character. The cinematography was handsome, particularly the moody shots of a world whose time has passed. McConaughey previously admitted to drifting away from his church roots when he became famous and even stopped going to church altogether after finding super stardom in Hollywood, but later he found his way back - all thanks to his ... (more...)
IT raids on DK Shivakumar 'undemocratic': CM Siddaramaiah IT raids on DK Shivakumar 'undemocratic': CM Siddaramaiah
- August 04, 2017

The places that have been raided include Shivakumar's house in Safdarjaung in New Delhi , his house "Kankeri" at Sadashivanagar in Bengaluru , farmhouse at Kodihalli in Ramanagaram, father's house at Doddahalahalli near Ramanagaram and his wife's house at Ittigegud in Mysuru. (more...)
Injury derails showdown with Bolt Injury derails showdown with Bolt
- August 04, 2017

By contrast in major finals in 2012, 2013, 2016 and most notably at the world championships in Beijing 2015 when Gatlin came into the final faster and favoured, he was left in the Jamaican great's wake. After more than two years cruelled by injury and with world record holder Kendra Harrison also in the field, Pearson has declared that a podium finish would rival any of her previous achievements on the track. (more...)
No one can challenge Modi in 2019, says Nitish Kumar No one can challenge Modi in 2019, says Nitish Kumar
- August 03, 2017

Referring to his future role in national politics, he said: "Serving Bihar is also national service". " Nitish Kumar only loves power and the chief minister's chair - he has betrayed it time and again", the former deputy chief minister said. (more...)
Trump's New FBI Director Christopher Wray Was Just Confirmed By The Senate Trump's New FBI Director Christopher Wray Was Just Confirmed By The Senate
- August 03, 2017

The 50-year-old former Justice Department lawyer was approved by a 92-5 vote. Wray was a former federal prosecutor in Atlanta before joining the George W. Before the vote , Democrats highlighted how Wray said at his confirmation hearing that he would resist efforts to interfere with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and that if Trump asked him to do something unethical or unlawful he would first try to talk him out of it. (more...)
Trump Signs Russian Sanctions Into Law but Adds 'Statement Raising Red Flags' Trump Signs Russian Sanctions Into Law but Adds 'Statement Raising Red Flags'
- August 03, 2017

But the emails released by Trump's eldest son showed he took the meeting because of a promise of compromising information about then-Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's campaign. "When they do, and it has bipartisan support, Congress will replace this form of sanctions with another one that gives the president a national security waiver or some form of more wiggle room that is more customary". (more...)
Duke of Edinburgh attends final solo royal engagement Duke of Edinburgh attends final solo royal engagement
- August 03, 2017

He also spoke with veterans dressed in berets and dark suits. It read: "The Duke of Edinburgh , the longest-serving consort to a monarch in British history, has died at the age of XX, Buckingham Palace has announced". In 2016 alone, the Duke attended 200 events as he continued to represent the royal family with his own distinctive flair. Prince Philip sits with the Queen as she delivers her speech in the House of Lords, during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster ... (more...)
Kenya: AU Asks Kenya to Protect Electoral Staff After Msando's Killing Kenya: AU Asks Kenya to Protect Electoral Staff After Msando's Killing
- August 03, 2017

The IEBC's ICT manager Chris Msando was killed in a suspected act of torture. The inspector general of the National Police Service, Joseph Boinnet, said in a statement that Msando's body had been discovered earlier but was identified Monday. (more...)
White House To Announce Bill To Overhaul Legal Immigration System White House To Announce Bill To Overhaul Legal Immigration System
- August 03, 2017

President Trump appeared with a pair of conservative Republican senators at the White House on Wednesday to unveil legislation aimed at slashing legal immigration levels over a decade, a goal Trump endorsed on the campaign trail. The measure is based on a bill that was developed in Congress by Sen. But when Trump has given interviews or participated in off-the-cuff forums, he's sounded much more enthusiastic about immigration and used talking points that sound more reminiscent of ... (more...)
Rex Tillerson to visit Southeast Asia Rex Tillerson to visit Southeast Asia
- August 03, 2017

The president had been reluctant to proceed with the bill, even after it was revised to include some changes that American and European companies sought to ensure that business deals were not stifled by new sanctions. While he said frustrated Americans want the U.S.to get along with the nuclear-armed power, he did not address the deep suspicions at home about the president's intentions. (more...)
Congress corners Government over IT raid and NOTA in RS Congress corners Government over IT raid and NOTA in RS
- August 03, 2017

Meanwhile, in Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley clarified that the Income Tax raids had nothing to do with Gujarat polls. Earlier in the day, Income Tax officers raided Karnataka Energy Minister's property, where 44 Gujarat Congress lawmakers are presently staying , reports said. (more...)
White House insists no part in Seth Rich story White House insists no part in Seth Rich story
- August 02, 2017

According to the lawsuit , Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer meets at the White House with Wheeler and Butowsky to review the Rich story a month before Fox News ran the piece. The suit even claims that President Trump reviewed the story before its release and wanted it published "immediately". The lawyer who filed the suit, Douglas Wigdor , said Wheeler was sacked for insubordination because his urine test showed trace amounts of marijuana. (more...)
Woman from Texas found buried in sand on Maryland beach Woman from Texas found buried in sand on Maryland beach
- August 02, 2017

City Communications Manager Jessica Waters said the body, which is believed to be a woman, was discovered in the sand. A medical evaluation will determine the cause and manner of her death. The spokesperson says the death appears accidental, but NBC DFW reports police are still trying to figure out what happened. She had been vacationing in the resort town with her parents. (more...)
Officials confirm body in freezer was missing Youngstown woman Officials confirm body in freezer was missing Youngstown woman
- August 02, 2017

The homeowners allegedly had no idea there was a body inside inside the freezer until they became suspicious and eventually cut the padlock. A body was discovered in a Campbell, Ohio home last weekend, and police believe it's likely a 28-year-old missing woman named Shannon Graves , according to CBS News . (more...)
Jordan cancels law that pardons rapists who marry victims Jordan cancels law that pardons rapists who marry victims
- August 02, 2017

In a historic vote on Tuesday, the Lower House of Parliament made a decision to abolish the controversial Article 308 of the Penal Code that allowed sexual assault perpetrators to escape punishment by marrying the victims. The attacker "took away her dignity, her honor and took away her life", Barakat said. Cheers went up from the spectators gallery in Parliament when the measure passed, according to an Associated Press report from Amman, the Jordanian capital. (more...)
Security personnel take opposition leaders into custody in Venezuela Security personnel take opposition leaders into custody in Venezuela
- August 02, 2017

The Venezuelan president hailed the election victory , that according to the electoral body saw participation of more than eight million people - 41 percent of the almost 20 million registered voters. The election has been condemned by most of the global community and the United States has promised " strong and swift actions ". Zeid Raad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement on Tuesday that he was "deeply concerned" at the arrest of the opposition figures. (more...)
Three killed in Russian Federation court after defendants grab officers' guns Three killed in Russian Federation court after defendants grab officers' guns
- August 02, 2017

Russian Federation media dubbed the accused "the Grand Theft Auto gang" after the violent video game. Three gang members were killed in a gun battle Tuesday during a brazen escape attempt inside a suburban Moscow courtroom, authorities said. (more...)
Blast in mosque kills 15 in Afghanistan Blast in mosque kills 15 in Afghanistan
- August 01, 2017

About 30 people are reported to be wounded, and local officials say the death toll is expected to rise. Shia Muslims have remained a constant target of militant attacks across various parts of the country over the past few months. Nearly an hour has passed but no one has taken immediate responsibility for the attack. The explosion happened at the Baqir-ul-uloom mosque in the Darul Aman area as people gathered for a religious ceremony. (more...)