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Afghan Police: Car Bombing Targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul

Afghan Police: Car Bombing Targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul Unidentified police officials told AP that a vehicle bomb exploded outside the embassy on July 31, followed by an attempt by gunmen to enter the building. Early, unconfirmed reports indicated the explosion was close to the Iraqi embassy. U.S. commanders say it has been severely hit by a campaign of drone strikes and joint Afghan and U.S. [Full Article...]

Putin confirms USA diplomatic missions in Russian Federation will be cut

Putin confirms USA diplomatic missions in Russian Federation will be cut Russia also said Friday that it's seizing two US diplomatic properties, much like the USA shut down two Russian diplomatic compounds under the Obama Administration. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on a conference call Friday that Moscow had chose to retaliate before the bill went to Trump because "technically the form passed by the Senate is more important" and is "almost final". [Full Article...]

Sharad Yadav breaks silence on Nitish, says joining hands with BJP 'unfortunate'

Sharad Yadav breaks silence on Nitish, says joining hands with BJP 'unfortunate' Meanwhile, another JD (U ) leader K.C. Tyagi said that Sharad Yadav is a senior leader who has been coming up with similar national issues and this is just another point put forward by him. On July 27, Yadav had hit out at the central government's crop insurance scheme. "Fasal Bima Yojana is big failure as farmers are not aware about insurers but premium deducted from their loans, benefit goes ... [Full Article...]

Heat wave to hit valley

Heat wave to hit valley The record high temperature for August 1 is 102 degrees set in 2000. "We have 106 to 107 degrees in the forecast", Pyle said. Heat stress is possible for livestock and outdoor pets. "If you are going to be outside for any length of time, you have to take precautions". The Weather Network , however, says Thursday's high could be 41 C and feel like 44. [Full Article...]

US Bombers fly over S. Korea after N. Korea missile test

US Bombers fly over S. Korea after N. Korea missile test The bombers took off from a USA air base in Guam, and were joined by Japanese and South Korean fighter jets during the exercise, according to the statement . North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has hailed the second flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, saying it demonstrated his country could hit the USA mainland. [Full Article...]

Amid stand off, China Prez Xi says 'can defeat all invading enemies'

Amid stand off, China Prez Xi says 'can defeat all invading enemies' The officers and soldiers stood to attention along the length of an airstrip at Zhurihe military training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, flanked by sandy prairies that stretched to mountains on the skyline. Xi, who oversees the PLA in his role as head of the powerful Central Military Commission, repeatedly shouted, "Hello comrades!" and "Comrades, you are working hard!" ... [Full Article...]

Australian soccer supremo Les Murray - aka 'Mr Football' - has died, aged 71

Australian soccer supremo Les Murray - aka 'Mr Football' - has died, aged 71 Murray had also been voted into the Football Federation Australia Hall of Fame , as well as being made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to association football in 2006. He was present at the outset of the National Soccer League and presented several World Cups as the sport transitioned into the A-League era. "There were a lot of people who contributed greatly, but nobody at... [Full Article...]

Collins, McCain, Murkowski, allow Senate Republicans to breathe a sigh of relief

While the Senate has invoked the so-called "nuclear option" in the past to get certain nominations - most recently of note Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch - through the chamber by a simple majority vote, there is now no method for doing so with legislation. [Full Article...]

Barack Obama issues statement, credits supporters who fought Obamacare repeal

The next payment is due on August 21. If any change is to be made to USA healthcare law, Congress will have to begin the process of negotiating and writing a new bill again. Mitch M, go to 51 Votes NOW and WIN. But in a later tweet on Saturday, Trump suggested he isn't giving up. "Demand another vote before voting on any other bill!" And the text of the GOP plan - what is expected to be a so-cal... [Full Article...]

Jostling in Kaduna APC assumes violent dimension

Jostling in Kaduna APC assumes violent dimension In a chat with Premium Times, the Senator who has been in a prolonged battle with the Kaduna governor, Nasir El-Rufai and has faced suspension from the state chapter of his party, APC alleged that the state government was behind the attack. [Full Article...]

President Trump tweets about his disappointments: China, GOP senators

President Trump tweets about his disappointments: China, GOP senators The president claims to have come to a profound realization about one of the most risky conflicts on earth after a 10-minute conversation with the leader of North Korea's chief patron, which also happens to be the United States' chief rival in East Asia. [Full Article...]

Senate slaps new sanctions on Russia; Putin vows retaliation

Senate slaps new sanctions on Russia; Putin vows retaliation Friday's exchange over USA diplomats in Russia is "not the last thing the Russians are going to do and it's not the last thing we're going to do". But President Vladimir Putin delayed the retaliatory steps in what officials said was an olive branch to the incoming Trump administration. [Full Article...]

Putin passes law that will ban VPNs in Russian Federation

Putin passes law that will ban VPNs in Russian Federation Russia's state news agency RIA reported that the chairman of the committee on information policy and technology, Leonid Levin, said the law is not meant to introduce new bans for law-abiding citizens. President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that prohibits technology that provides access to websites banned in Russian Federation, the government's website showed on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Russia Sanctions Bill

Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Russia Sanctions Bill Russian's Foreign Ministry on Friday ordered a reduction by September 1 in the number of USA diplomatic personnel in Russia. Besides the embassy in Moscow , the US maintain consulates in St. But the president has largely dismissed the conclusion of the US intelligence community that Putin ordered the meddling to hurt Democrat Hillary Clinton and boost Trump's odds of victory. [Full Article...]

Arlington police chief distances from Trump's comments regarding use of force

Arlington police chief distances from Trump's comments regarding use of force It's exactly what many here believe caused the death of Freddie Gray , the 25-year-old Baltimorean whose death sparked protest and riots in the city and fueled an impassioned national debate over fatal police encounters involving African-American men. [Full Article...]

Health Care Freedom Act

The two senators have been the subject of direct pressure and invectives, Donald Trump , or attempts at intimidation of his supporters. "For Senate Republicans, this is their chance to keep their promise". The question is whether the politicians will join them. The setback leaves Trump without a major legislative win after more than six months in power, despite Republicans controlling the W... [Full Article...]

History shows Sen. McCain has two faces, and neither like President Trump

History shows Sen. McCain has two faces, and neither like President Trump In another full day of discussion about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act , there are still no clear options on the table on which the Senate can vote. The bill may leave in place subsidies, however. Back in May, when Trump said the 60-vote threshold should be removed to more easily get approval for his proposed border wall, the majority leader said filibuster reform "will not h... [Full Article...]

Ryan 'Disappointed And Frustrated' At O'Care Repeal Failure In Senate

Ryan 'Disappointed And Frustrated' At O'Care Repeal Failure In Senate Three Republicans, John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, voted with Democrats to kill the so-called "skinny repeal" of Obamacare in the early morning hours Friday. His morning tweet is puzzling, since the Republican majority failed to even reach 51 votes to overhaul the nation's health care laws . They headed home for a five-week summer recess having failed on a key policy goal they vo... [Full Article...]

Back-to-school tax-free holiday kicks off Friday

Back-to-school tax-free holiday kicks off Friday Sunday. Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax during this timeframe only. School supplies do not include CD players, headphones, sporting equipment, portable telephones, copiers or other office equipment. Some items on the list are pencils, markers, crayons, paper and backpacks. [Full Article...]

Iraq seeks enhanced energy ties with Iran

Iraq seeks enhanced energy ties with Iran The two had signed a memorandum of understanding on the exportation of Kirkuk oil to Iran in February. Extractions from shared oilfields was a topic of discussion, al-Luaibi said, adding that the two sides also exchanged views on transfer of oil from Iraq's city of Kirkuk to Iranian refineries. [Full Article...]


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