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Reince Priebus speaks out after resigning as White House Chief-o

Reince Priebus speaks out after resigning as White House Chief-o Donald Trump made his reality TV name telling people they're fired. Despite lauding Priebus in his first appearance in the White House briefing room, Scaramucci days later revealed simmering tensions with the then-chief of staff. Priebus joins a lengthening queue of people exiting Trump's White House in just six months of his presidency - NSA Michael Flynn , deputy chief of staff Katie... [Full Article...]

Ajit Doval, BRICS Security Leaders Meet with President Xi

Ajit Doval, BRICS Security Leaders Meet with President Xi China , on Thursday, acknowledged that Doval and his Chinese counterpart Yang met on the sidelines of the BRICS NSAs meet during which they discussed " major problems " in bilateral ties. Doval and his counterparts from member countries - Brazil, Russia and South Africa - will call on Xi later in the day. The BRICS cooperation has 10 years of history and the five-member group of emerging count... [Full Article...]

Trump sacks Priebus as chief of staff

Trump sacks Priebus as chief of staff He then directly referenced Priebus and said, "We have had odds, we have had differences". But there were no signs on Friday that he planned to step aside of his own volition. "I think it reflects poorly on Reince that he didn't take my offer to come in and be our chief operating officer, but I say that in jest obviously", Scaramucci said at the briefing. [Full Article...]

Kidnapped oil workers speak on Boko Haram video

Kidnapped oil workers speak on Boko Haram video The move was a change of tactics since the government and military have repeatedly said Boko Haram - which also carries out cross-border attacks in neighbouring Cameroon and Niger - was on the verge of being defeated. The jihadist group split past year, with one faction led by Abubakar Shekau operating from the Sambisa Forest - a vast woodland area in the northeast - and the other, allied to Islam... [Full Article...]

Trump Names New Chief of Staff-Reince Priebus is Out

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. President Donald Trump and his chief of staff Reince Priebus have parted ways. James Mattis to lead the Department of Defense and picked retired Lt Gen Michael Flynn to be his national security adviser- a shortlived move ended when he resignedover h... [Full Article...]

Russia's response to USA sanctions to hinge on final bill text: Putin

Russia's response to USA sanctions to hinge on final bill text: Putin Moscow's decision, which had echoes of the Cold War, was announced by the Foreign Ministry a day after the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved new sanctions on Russian Federation. If Mr Trump chooses to veto it, the bill is expected to garner enough support in both chambers to override his veto and pass it into law. Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn had to resign after his... [Full Article...]

Trump's chief of staff in tight spot

Trump's chief of staff in tight spot Priebus said he had always made clear to Trump that when the President thought it was time for a new chief, he would support that. "He is a great American. "He used some colourful language that I don't anticipate he'll do again", she told reporters. Priebus had been on the trip, but according to the White House Pool report, the auto he was riding in was separated from the President's m... [Full Article...]

Senate Shoots Down 'Skinny Repeal' Of ACA

Senate Shoots Down 'Skinny Repeal' Of ACA Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME - joined McCain and all Democrats to reject the amendment, which would have repealed a mandate that most individuals get health insurance and would have suspended a requirement that large companies provide coverage to their employees. [Full Article...]

Everything you need to know as Russian Federation retaliates over United States sanctions bill

Russian Federation ordered the United States to cut its diplomatic staff by September 1 and said it was seizing a dacha compound and warehouse used by USA diplomats in retaliation for new US sanctions against Moscow . Earlier, US Ambassador John Tefft "expressed his strong disappointment and protest" at the development, a spokesperson at the embassy in Moscow told AFP . [Full Article...]

US Senate vote for new sanctions on Russian Federation

The proposed measures target Russia's energy sector as part of legislation that prevents Trump from easing sanctions on Moscow without congressional approval. "President Donald J Trump read early drafts of the bill and negotiated regarding critical elements of it", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a late-night statement. [Full Article...]

Unknown gunmen attack home of Kenya deputy president

Unknown gunmen attack home of Kenya deputy president Police and officials from Ruto's office were not immediately available for comments. A police officer stands guard near DP William Ruto's Sugoi home in Turbo Constituency, Uasin Gishu County, following an attack at the home on Saturday, July 29. [Full Article...]

Russia-China joint drill not for military alliance, says Putin

A diplomatic source told Reuters that it would be for the United States to decide which posts to cut, whether occupied by USA or Russian nationals. "It's a pity, because acting together we could be solving jointly the most acute problems that worry the peoples of Russian Federation and the United States much more efficiently". [Full Article...]

Girl, 15, raped twice in one day

Girl, 15, raped twice in one day While there, she was allegedly approached by two men, who led her to a secluded area of the station, where one of them raped her, police told the Birmingham Mail. He was described as an Asian man in his early 20s with light skin and brown eyes, with a skinny build and approximately 6 feet tall. He was wearing a jogging suit with black shoes. [Full Article...]

President Trump says 'let Obamacare implode'

President Trump says 'let Obamacare implode' Dianne Feinstein, other Democrats came closer and closer, forming a large half-circle around the former Republican presidential nominee, who, make no mistake, has worked to thwart Democratic ambitions over the years as well. "This effort will continue", Price said. He campaigned on repealing and replacing "Obamacare" at the very beginning of his presidency. It provided health insurance to mill... [Full Article...]

With 3 GOP Votes Against It, Obamacare Repeal Fails Again

The so-called "skinny" repeal , which would have scaled back some of the more controversial provisions, is the third attempt to repeal Obamacare . All 48 Democrats joined them. "I've stated time and time again that one of the major failures of Obamacare was that it was rammed through Congress by Democrats on a strict-party line basis without a single Republican vote". [Full Article...]

European Union launches infringement procedure against Poland over judiciary law

European Union launches infringement procedure against Poland over judiciary law The commission, the 28-nation EU's regulatory arm, sent a "letter of formal notice" Saturday, giving the government in Warsaw one month to reply. The statement said that he commission's key legal concern relates to the discrimination on the basis of gender due to the introduction of a different retirement age for female judges (60 years) and male judges (65 years). [Full Article...]

Russian Federation orders United States to reduce diplomatic staff

The move comes after Russia has repeatedly expressed anger at Washington barring its diplomats access to two compounds in the USA in December previous year, under Barack Obama, in response to suspected Russian meddling in the United States election. [Full Article...]

Trump will sign Russian Federation sanctions bill, White House says

Trump will sign Russian Federation sanctions bill, White House says And he's blasted as a "witch hunt" investigations into the extent of Russia's interference and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow. Trump has said he believes that Russian Federation was "probably" involved. Trump has repeatedly said he wants better relations with Moscow and, according to his communications director Anthony Scaramucci, still doubts Moscow's involvement in the elect... [Full Article...]

White House announces Trump's intention to sign Russia sanctions bill

White House announces Trump's intention to sign Russia sanctions bill Putin described the sanctions bill now working its way through US Congress - which calls for new measures against Russia , North Korea and Iran, and limits Trump's ability to alter them - as "illegal under worldwide law" and warned that Russia might have to respond. [Full Article...]

Putin threatens to retaliate over new USA sanctions

Putin threatens to retaliate over new USA sanctions Putin, speaking on a visit to Finland, was commenting on a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives which on Tuesday made a decision to impose new sanctions on Moscow and to force President Donald Trump to obtain lawmakers' permission before easing any sanctions on Russian Federation. [Full Article...]


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