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Putin decries 'anti-Russian hysteria' in US

Passage of the sanctions legislation prompted sweeping retaliation from Russian Federation, which ordered the U.S. to slash hundreds of embassy employees in the country. diplomats to relax from August 1 as well as a USA diplomatic warehouse in Moscow. Trump has yet to sign off on the package. "This is already having an extremely negative impact on the process of normalizing our relations", Rus... [Full Article...]

AG tells AP he'll remain as long as Trump wants

AG tells AP he'll remain as long as Trump wants Warning of "holy hell" to pay if the president fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions , a top Senate Republican is working to prevent the potential end result, the dismissal of Special Counsel Robert Mueller . It would require "judicial review" if a special counsel is fired while investigating the president or his staff. "Judges will have to look and see if the reasons stated meet the statutor... [Full Article...]

United States missions set to cut up to 300 diplomatic staff

Moscow has already responded, ordering a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russian Federation and closing the U.S. Embassy's recreation retreat. The House of Representatives and the Senate have voted for another round of sanctions against Russian Federation this week. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Berlin won't let up in pushing for a joint approach. [Full Article...]

Magic Johnson Promises Dodgers Will Win World Series

Magic Johnson Promises Dodgers Will Win World Series Now that Kershaw is throwing again, Manager Dave Roberts acknowledged the left-hander will "probably" need less than the 4 to 6 weeks originally reported, absent any setbacks. "They're a good club". "That's a good hitting ballclub, and when you make mistakes you are probably going to pay for it". The Dodgers pitching sees a 3.12 earned run average, and opponents are batting just.224 against th... [Full Article...]

Pakistan's ruling party names Shahbaz Sharif as next prime minister

Pakistan's ruling party names Shahbaz Sharif as next prime minister Mr Shahbaz Sharif was also Punjab's chief minister at the time and was jailed along with his brother, joining him in exile in Saudi Arabia. During former military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf's time, politician Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain was appointed as an interim prime minister until Shaukat Aziz, who was nominated by Musharraf, got elected by the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam ... [Full Article...]

Obamacare remains law: republican health care amendment defeated in Senate vote

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare or the ACA, became law under former President Barack Obama in 2010. "This is clearly a disappointing moment", McConnell said, his voice cracking. "We kept our commitments", he said. "We expect the Senate to act first on whatever the conference committee produces". The swamp! But we'll get it done. [Full Article...]

McConnell: O'Care Repeal Failure Is A 'Clearly Disappointing Moment' For GOP

McConnell: O'Care Repeal Failure Is A 'Clearly Disappointing Moment' For GOP Trump also stated that he "said from the beginning, let Obamacare implode and then do it". At one point before the final vote, Trump called Pence, who handed the phone to McCain, a source briefed on the call told CNN. John McCain (R-AZ), who returned to the Senate this week after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. "I am disappointed and frustrated, but we should not gi... [Full Article...]

Trump's new chief of staff John Kelly a retired Marine general

Long story short, Scaramucci had more than a few choice words about Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon . "I'm not going to get into that subject ", Priebus said of Scaramucci's disparaging comments about him published Thursday in The New Yorker . [Full Article...]

Hamburg Stabbing Suspect is Known Radical

Hamburg Stabbing Suspect is Known Radical Witnesses reported that the 25-year old assailant identified only as Ahmad A. removed a large kitchen knife from the store's shelves, ripped off the packaging and began lashing out at customers while yelling "Allahu Akhbar" (Allah is greater). [Full Article...]

US Senate approves sanctions bill targeting Russia, Iran, DPRK

US Senate approves sanctions bill targeting Russia, Iran, DPRK Germany's foreign minister says his country won't accept new US sanctions against Russian Federation being applied to European companies but is underlining Berlin's hopes of coordinating policy toward Moscow . On the campaign trail, in between slandering Mexicans and threatening to throw his political opponents in prison, Donald Trump spent a good deal of time lavishing praise on Russian pre... [Full Article...]

Fincantieri deal for STX France thwarted

Fincantieri deal for STX France thwarted French president Emmanuel Macron decides to temporarily nationalise yard in order to strike better deal. Macron's administration proposed a new 50:50 share capital agreement with Fincantieri, which would also let the shipbuilder appoint the president and general manager, giving it operational control. [Full Article...]

Congress Passes Sanctions on Russia, Now Heads to Trump

In addition, beginning August 1, Russian Federation will suspend US access to a recreational property on the island of Serebryany Bor and a section of warehouses in the southern section of Moscow. "I just don't think that's a good way to start off as president". The bill underwent revisions to address concerns voiced by American oil and natural gas companies that sanctions specific to Russia's ... [Full Article...]

Houthis claim attack on UAE ship off Yemen's west coast

Houthis claim attack on UAE ship off Yemen's west coast The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's government said Shiite Houthi rebels on Saturday used a remote-controlled boat packed with explosives to attack the Red Sea Port of Mokha, but without causing casualties. On January 21, the Yemeni Coast Guard warned enemies' battleships against using the strategic Bab el-Mandeb Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, to bomb civilian target... [Full Article...]

NJ Reacts to Health Care Repeal Failure

NJ Reacts to Health Care Repeal Failure The language used by McCain in 2017 is eerily similar to what he said to Obama in 2010. This came less than 12 hours after McConnell essentially conceded that a repeal of the Affordable Care Act can not be passed and that it's time to move on. [Full Article...]

Launch of Simorgh satellite carrier, Iran's strategic move: Senior MP

Launch of Simorgh satellite carrier, Iran's strategic move: Senior MP On Thursday, Congress sent a new package of sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea to President Trump's desk. The Guards "ignored the unconventional move by the US ships and continued their mission, after which the supercarrier and its warship left the area", the statement added. [Full Article...]

Rift between House, Senate GOP rocks health care legislation

Rift between House, Senate GOP rocks health care legislation John McCain , R-Ariz., who returned to the Capitol Tuesday to provide a pivotal vote that allowed the Senate to begin debating the health care bill , a paramount priority for Trump and the GOP. Schumer suggested the two sides could find consensus on measures aimed at shoring up Obamacare, saying, "Nobody has said Obamacare is ideal". Whether repeal of the Affordable Care Act is really, most... [Full Article...]

US Senate approves sanctions bill targeting Russia, Iran, North Korea

Now, a bipartisan majority in Congress seems to want to punish Russian Federation for its alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential elections. The bill , which includes a provision that allows Congress to stop any effort by Trump to ease existing sanctions on Russian Federation, will now be sent to the White House for Trump to sign into law or veto. [Full Article...]

Shehbaz Sharif to succeed Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister of Pakistan

Shehbaz Sharif to succeed Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister of Pakistan The Election Commission later issued a notification disqualifying Sharif as a member of the National Assembly. Sharif swiftly resigned but in a statement his spokesman said there were "serious reservations" about the judicial process after the court ordered a criminal probe into his family over allegations stemming from the " Panama Papers " leaks of global offshore companies . [Full Article...]

New White House chief of staff is battle-toughened leader

New White House chief of staff is battle-toughened leader Gen. John Kelly is the new White House chief of staff . President Donald Trump replaced his beleaguered White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus , after only six months on the job on Friday (local time), installing retired General John Kelly in his place in a major shakeup of his top team. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation orders USA to cut diplomat numbers after more sanctions imposed

The White House has received a bill that would ramp up sanctions against Russian Federation, which President Donald Trump must now sign into law or veto. It will become law when it is signed into life by the White House. The bill, which recently passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support, proposes stricter financial penalties for Russia's involvement "in eastern Ukraine, cyber int... [Full Article...]


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