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IRGC raps United States repeat of 'provocative move' in Persian Gulf

IRGC raps United States repeat of 'provocative move' in Persian Gulf U.S. warships fired several warning shots at Iranian patrol boats in the Persian Gulf in what Tehran calls another "provocative and unprofessional move". The Revolutionary Guards are a paramilitary force that answers directly to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In January 2016, the Iranians briefly captured the crew of two small United States patrol boats that strayed into Iranian... [Full Article...]

US Senate slaps new sanctions on Russian Federation, putting Trump in corner

US Senate slaps new sanctions on Russian Federation, putting Trump in corner Putin said a lot of Russian diplomats had been expelled "without any particular reason" - a reference to sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama in December for Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 United States election - and said there had also been problems in business "which had no foundation at all". [Full Article...]

Three Samajwadi Party MLCs resign in Uttar Pradesh

Three Samajwadi Party MLCs resign in Uttar Pradesh Yashwant Singh, Bukkal Nawab and Madhukar Jaitley, the three leaders who resigned from the party on Saturday are members of the Rajya Sabha of the state Parliament. Buqqal Nawaab was very close to former party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and owed his prominence to him until he made a decision to side with then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in the turf war within the party earlier this year. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation sanctions: Trump's hand forced by Senate vote

Russian Federation sanctions: Trump's hand forced by Senate vote Constitution and tradition give the president leeway on global affairs, Congress increasingly has sought to limit Trump's ability to make unilateral decisions over Russian Federation policy. Embassy in Russia to reduce the number of its diplomats by September 1. Moscow also suspended from "August 1 use by the United States embassy of all warehouses in Dorozhnaya Street and the property in Se... [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka and China sign long delayed $1.5 billion port deal

Sri Lanka and China sign long delayed $1.5 billion port deal Under the proposal, a state-run Chinese company will have a 99-year lease on the port and about 15,000 acres nearby for an industrial zone. Sri Lanka's Minister of Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe and China's envoy to Colombo Yi Xianliang were present when the Concession Agreement was signed. [Full Article...]

An American had killed his wife during a cruise on the liner

An American had killed his wife during a cruise on the liner A Utah woman was found dead on the floor of her Alaska-bound cruise ship on Tuesday - and authorities suspect her husband killed her . The federal affidavit describes a grisly scene: Kristy was found in a pool of her own blood and she had a severe head wound, but authorities have declined to release other details in the case. [Full Article...]

Rashan Charles family appeal for calm following police chase death

Rashan Charles family appeal for calm following police chase death Unverified footage on social media appeared to show at least one police officer attempting to restrain him on the floor of a shop at 1.45am, close to where the protest was held. Fireworks and bottles were hurled at riot police. Hackney MP and Labour's shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott said: "The anger and upset at the death of Rashan Charles is understandable". [Full Article...]

Obamacare repeal is dead for now. What could that mean for you?

Obamacare repeal is dead for now. What could that mean for you? It is a measure that many Senate Republicans have never liked and was brought up Tuesday exclusively to kick things off. "It was very disappointing to come so close on even a limited bill, but we will use our disappointment to fuel our push on incremental improvements that will lead to a better healthcare law", NRF Vice President for Health Care Policy Neil Trautwein said. [Full Article...]

Riders ejected from attraction at state fair in Ohio, 1 dead

Riders ejected from attraction at state fair in Ohio, 1 dead North American Midway Entertainment will operate almost 70 rides at the SC fair and officials said the company has not had a serious incident. "We suspect that the report will take some time for it to be finished, so until then we have suspended all of our fire ball rides ". [Full Article...]

Larry Kudlow: Getting Rid of Border Adjustment Tax Will Move Reforms Forward

Despite this, Ryan said they would keep their plans intact and reform the rest of the tax code. Others have said lawmakers could settle for passing a less ambitious package of tax cuts rather than a broader overhaul to the code. I doubt Republicans will go anywhere near that issue for a while. Lawmakers will likely look to scale back capital expensing provisions, curb rate reductions, and pass... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation orders United States to cut diplomats in response to sanctions

Speaking just before the Senate passed the bill , Republican Senator John McCain, a leading congressional voice calling for a firm line against Russian Federation, said the USA "needs to send a strong message to Vladimir Putin and any other aggressor that we will not tolerate attacks on our democracy". [Full Article...]

Priebus Out as Chief of Staff, Replaced with Trump 'Star' John Kelly

Priebus Out as Chief of Staff, Replaced with Trump 'Star' John Kelly Trump's chief of staff said that he resigned from the position and Trump accepted. So how did Mr Priebus go from Oval Office gatekeeper to following his political allies in the Trump administration out the door. People who know Kelly told The Associated Press that he was not aware of the details of those initial orders until around the time that Trump signed them. [Full Article...]

Putin: Sanctions on Russian Federation 'malicious step'

The ministry says the USA has until September 1 to cut the number of its staff at the Moscow embassy and at three consulates to match the exact number of Russian diplomats who are working in the US - 455 people, according to the ministry's announcement. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom lifts laptop ban on Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul

United Kingdom lifts laptop ban on Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul The downpour left some cars and buses submerged or stranded. The city's tram service between the Bağcılar suburb to Kabataş on the banks of the Bosporus was also suspended. Around 230 trees were uprooted, almost 90 roofs collapsed and a number of fires broke out but were quickly extinguished, it said, adding that further storms were possible in the night. [Full Article...]

Trump expected to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill

Trump expected to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok. The ministry is also suspending the U.S. Embassy's use of two sites - a storage facility and a dacha on an island in the Moscow River. During a visit to Finland this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced United States actions as "cynical and boorish". He added that possible amendments to the bill would not change the "essence" of the matte... [Full Article...]

Russia Tells US To Cut Diplomats Or Face Expulsion

Russia Tells US To Cut Diplomats Or Face Expulsion Moscow has told the U.S. embassy to reduce that to 455 by 1 September. 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. [Full Article...]

Trump signs Russian Federation sanctions bill he opposed

Trump signs Russian Federation sanctions bill he opposed Trump's new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, hedged the inevitability that Trump will sign, telling CNN's New Day on Thursday that the president "may sign the sanctions exactly the way they are or he may veto the sanctions and negotiate an even tougher deal against the Russians". [Full Article...]

Russia Retaliates For Sanctions Approval, Hitting At US Diplomatic Corps

Russia Retaliates For Sanctions Approval, Hitting At US Diplomatic Corps The ministry said the figure was equivalent to the number of Russian diplomatic staff accredited for work in the US. It also blocked access to the USA diplomatic staff to a dacha in Serebryany Bor on the northwestern outskirts of the city and to a warehouse used by the embassy. [Full Article...]

BJP spending crores of rupees on horse-trading in Gujarat, says Congress

BJP spending crores of rupees on horse-trading in Gujarat, says Congress Vaghela and his supporters may back Rajput which could harm the chances of Patel, who is seeking a fifth term in the Rajya Sabha . Raghavji Patel, a key Patel leader of Saurashtra, Vaghela's son Mahendrasinh, and Shankersinh Vaghela himself, who won't join the BJP but is expected to resign as an MLA, taking umbrage at the alleged statement issued against him by Congress leader and in-charge of ... [Full Article...]

Funding for IL schools stuck in political limbo

Funding for IL schools stuck in political limbo Democratic Senate President, John Cullerton, who is from Chicago, says he has offered to meet with the governor to negotiate, but Rauner has refused. "We're all here. There is no excuse for us not to be working on that bill". Rauner has added several staff from a conservative think tank . There, three-fifths of lawmakers in both chambers must vote either to override Rauner or accept his changes... [Full Article...]


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