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Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War Vet, Slams Trump's Transgender Ban

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War Vet, Slams Trump's Transgender Ban Under new White House guidance to the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will have the authority to decide the service-status of active transgender military personnel. The proposed directive would reverse a year-old Obama administration policy that allowed an estimated 2,000 - 11,000 transgender troops to openly serve in the military, according to the statistics compiled by the RAND Corpo... [Artigo completo...]

Gary Cohn Criticizes Donald Trump's Response to Charlottesville Protests

Gary Cohn Criticizes Donald Trump's Response to Charlottesville Protests Making his first public comments since the president said there were "very fine people" among the demonstrators brandishing Confederate battle flags and swastikas, Cohn said in an interview published Friday that he has faced "enormous pressure" to resign. [Artigo completo...]

Harvey Intensifies, Landfall Friday Night

Harvey Intensifies, Landfall Friday Night Oil refineries are expected to be shut down in preparation of what could be the one of the most powerful storms to hit the United States since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Hurricane Harvey is expected to drop 15 to 25 inches of rain in Texas, with up to 35 inches in isolated areas. To keep up with the latest on Hurricane Harvey , follow the National Weather Service's page for Corpus Chris... [Artigo completo...]

Hegemonic policies are a threat to peace in South Asia

China's Foreign Ministry defended its ally Pakistan earlier this week after President Donald Trump said the U.S. could no longer be silent about militants using safe havens on Pakistani soil. A 2016 Pew Research Group survey of Pakistani public opinion found that 84 percent of respondents had a favorable few of China, compared to 16 percent who had a favorable view of the United States. [Artigo completo...]

University of Illinois Gets Rid of 'War Chant' Song

University of Illinois Gets Rid of 'War Chant' Song Several UI students, including members of the Illini Pride support group, say they played the Native American drum chant at Thursday's Illini soccer match before a representative of the athletic department told them to stop. Brown said the decision was part of the University's efforts to be more inclusive and improve the atmosphere of IL football games. In recent years, Brown said, fans have rea... [Artigo completo...]

Islamic State asks Hezbollah, Syrian Army for withdrawal from Syria-Lebanon border

Islamic State asks Hezbollah, Syrian Army for withdrawal from Syria-Lebanon border Syrian government forces and their Lebanese ally, Iranian-backed Hizbollah, are trying to oust Daesh militants from the western Qalamoun region of Syria on Lebanon's border. Government forces are fighting against Syrian opposition groups, who strive to overthrow President Bashar Assad, as well as numerous extremist and terrorist groups, such as the Daesh and Jabhat Fatah al Sham, also outlawed in ... [Artigo completo...]

Egypt: Trump calls el-Sissi to stress ties despite aid cut

Egypt: Trump calls el-Sissi to stress ties despite aid cut The phone conversation assumes much importance as it came just days after the Washington chose to deny Egypt nearly United States dollars 100 million in aid and hold back another USD 195 million until it sees improvements in Cairo's track record on human rights and democracy. [Artigo completo...]

Boris Johnson admits United Kingdom will have to pay for Brexit divorce

Boris Johnson admits United Kingdom will have to pay for Brexit divorce The Foreign Secretary stressed the Government would abide by its financial obligations "as we understand them". Mr Johnson said he would not "haggle" over the figure, adding: "I can give you an absolute clear, precise answer and that is we should pay not a penny more, not a penny less of what we think our legal obligations amount". [Artigo completo...]

UK police slammed for missing rock star's sex abuse at first

UK police slammed for missing rock star's sex abuse at first Ms Mjadzelics first reported Watkins in 2008 and told officers she had a message on her mobile phone from Watkins about his desire to abuse children. Paedophile rock star Ian Watkins could have been caught almost four years earlier if South Wales Police had investigated the case properly, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has said. [Artigo completo...]

Trump signs new economic sanctions against Venezuela

Trump signs new economic sanctions against Venezuela President Trump moved Friday to restrict the Venezuelan government's access to the US financial system and squeeze the oil-based economy that sustains authoritarian President Nicolas Maduro , but stopped short of imposing a full oil embargo. [Artigo completo...]

For all of Trump's warnings, Pakistan now in stronger position on Kashmir

For all of Trump's warnings, Pakistan now in stronger position on Kashmir On the Islamic State, Gen. Nicholson said the group was being crushed in Nangarhar and that the USA will pursue them wherever else they choose to make their stand. "What it could do is to help protect our gains of the last 16 years so that we can preserve the existing bases which do, in fact, have considerable capability against extremists in the region, especially the tribal areas of Pakistan",... [Artigo completo...]

'They're Fine': Huckabee Sanders Addresses Trump-McConnell Feud

'They're Fine': Huckabee Sanders Addresses Trump-McConnell Feud Congress must first address the debt ceiling and keep the government running past September. While President Donald Trump's incendiary tweets and unorthodox behavior dominates headlines, well-heeled conservative groups and lobbyists are trying to focus their energy elsewhere, spending significant resources to push through what could be the most important legislative goal of Trump's first y... [Artigo completo...]

United States puts Pakistan on notice, rubbishes accusations against India

At a news conference in the Afghan capital, the military commander for United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan , General John W. "This raises some very interesting questions regarding India's involvement", said Dossani. Whatever it says now, Pakistan will be expected to do more or pay a serious diplomatic price. [Artigo completo...]

India in Afghanistan poses 'no direct threat' to Pakistan

India in Afghanistan poses 'no direct threat' to Pakistan Trump called his vision "principled realism" and called on Kabul to produce more economic support for USA efforts, in addition to reforming its government. That could allow them to plot attacks against the United States and its allies, they fear, just as Osama bin Laden had done with the September 11, 2001, strikes that triggered the war in Afghanistan. [Artigo completo...]

Chad closing Qatar's embassy there, kicking out diplomats

Chad closing Qatar's embassy there, kicking out diplomats However, the statement had no mention of the tensions that have created a problem in the Persian Gulf region since June 2017. On Thursday, Doha announced the decision to return its ambassador, following a telephone conversation between the leaders of the two countries. [Artigo completo...]

United States fleet commander dismissed after Pacific warship collisions

United States fleet commander dismissed after Pacific warship collisions Admiral Swift, speaking at a news conference in Singapore where the McCain is now docked, said Navy divers had found remains of some of the missing in a flooded compartment in the ship. The search, which also involved aircraft and ships from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia, was suspended after 80 hours of scouring a 2,100-square mile (5,400-square kilometer) area east of Singapore, ... [Artigo completo...]

Soldiers removed from Pence detail after bringing women to hotel

Soldiers removed from Pence detail after bringing women to hotel The incident occurred in the run-up to Pence's recent tour of Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Panama although it was not clear where it happened. The soldiers were with the White House Communications Agency, which runs technical support for presidential and vice presidential events. [Artigo completo...]

Afghan issue can only be resolved 'politically' not 'militarily', says US

Afghan issue can only be resolved 'politically' not 'militarily', says US On Afghanistan , he said that peace in Afghanistan is as important for Pakistan as for any other country. With China's role increasing, Pakistan's forces have fewer incentives to stop covertly supporting insurgent groups that strike inside Afghanistan and arch-rival India, while targeting outfits that threaten its own domestic security. [Artigo completo...]

Rabri accuses Bihar govt of killing 6 NGO scam accused

Rabri accuses Bihar govt of killing 6 NGO scam accused Congress Requires Nitish Kumar's Surrender in Rs1500 Crore Srijan Scam:- The Congress on Wednesday looked for a Supreme Court-checked test into the asserted multi-crore NGO misrepresentation in Bihar and asked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his agent, Sushil Modi , to venture down. [Artigo completo...]

US Seventh Fleet commander dismissed

The decision to remove Vice-Admiral Joseph Aucoin from the post in Japan comes as the Navy is undertaking a fleet-wide global investigation in the wake of the incident on Monday involving the USS John S. The Navy later found bodies inside the damaged destroyer and another was recovered by Malaysia's navy. Ships and planes are scouring the seas east of Singapore. [Artigo completo...]


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