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Tensions Running High: How Anti-Russia Sanctions Bill Can Affect EU Tensions Running High: How Anti-Russia Sanctions Bill Can Affect EU
- July 29, 2017

But the debate over the new measures has taken place against the backdrop of an ongoing investigation into alleged Russian meddling the in the 2016 presidential election . Russian President Vladimir Putin has endorsed a bill ratifying a protocol to the 2015 agreement between Moscow and Damascus regulating the deployment of the Russian Air Force in Syria for 49 years, until 2066. (more...)
US Senate slaps new sanctions on Russian Federation with Putin vowing retaliation
- July 29, 2017

The new USA embassy staffing level would be the same as at Russia's embassy in Washington. But rejecting it could lead to an embarrassing veto override, as the bill cleared both chambers by wide margins, and lead to criticism that he's seeking to protect Russian Federation. (more...)
Boy Scouts Chief Apologies for Politicized Trump Speech Boy Scouts Chief Apologies for Politicized Trump Speech
- July 29, 2017

On Thursday, Surbaugh wrote, "We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program". To the dismay of many parents and former scouts, Trump , a Republican, promoted his political agenda and derided his rivals, inducing some of the scouts in attendance to boo at the mention of Barack Obama, his Democratic predecessor. (more...)
Russia Tells US To Cut Diplomats Or Face Expulsion Russia Tells US To Cut Diplomats Or Face Expulsion
- July 29, 2017

A senior Russian diplomat said Wednesday a new package of us sanctions against Russia harms chances for improving the ties between the two countries, pushing them into "uncharted territory". Cooperation on counter-terrorism between Russian Federation and the U.S. In a statement from its Foreign Ministry, Russia said the US must reduce its diplomatic and technical staff to match the number of Russian staff working in America by September 1. (more...)
Arab League urges Israel to learn lessons from Al-Aqsa crisis Arab League urges Israel to learn lessons from Al-Aqsa crisis
- July 29, 2017

Israel had faced intense pressure over the security devices and said it plans to install sophisticated cameras instead. Jordan on Thursday welcomed Israel's removal of all new security measures from Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound after almost two weeks of sometimes deadly unrest. (more...)
Lanka to sign Chinese port deal tomorrow: Wickremesinghe Lanka to sign Chinese port deal tomorrow: Wickremesinghe
- July 29, 2017

The amended agreement to lease out Hambantota harbour to a Chinese company was approved by the cabinet last Tuesday (25), after terms of the first pact sparked widespread public anger in the country. Accordingly, instead of 80:20 share distribution in the initial agreement shares of overall investment will be revised as 69.55 per cent to CM Port and 30.45 per cent to Sri Lanka Port Authority. (more...)
Graham: Firing Mueller could be 'beginning of the end' for Trump
- July 29, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on his investigation of potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign on June 20. Graham - who also criticized Trump for attacking Attorney General Jeff Sessions - may have been referencing the lapsed independent counsel statute of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 in his comments on Thursday. (more...)
North Korea fires missile capable of reaching major US cities North Korea fires missile capable of reaching major US cities
- July 29, 2017

Japan and South Korea quickly condemned Pyongyang as the two countries have done in the past towards North Korean missile launches . Foreign minister Julie Bishop said earlier this week that the government was aware of the proposed missile tests, but the apparent solution was to suggest China should do more to stop North Korea. (more...)
State Fair CEO scrutinizes carnival ride inspections State Fair CEO scrutinizes carnival ride inspections
- July 29, 2017

Seven others between the ages of 14-42 were injured and transported to area hospitals. A piece on one of the carts "snapped off and the riders came out of the cart", she said. "We are already looking at updating and revising our testing procedures for the rides", she said. "They assured me there will be an extra level of inspections on those rides", Collins said. (more...)
Israel removes flashpoint holy site metal detectors Israel removes flashpoint holy site metal detectors
- July 29, 2017

Later the same day, three Israeli civilians were stabbed to death and a fourth injured by a Palestinian who entered a home at a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank. Jews revere it as the location of two Biblical Temples and holiest site in Judaism. It has triggered major confrontations in the past. He said Israeli authorities removed the metal detectors that were installed on the entrances of Bab al-Asbat and Bab al-Nather in al-Aqsa Mosque but dug into the area in order to set up ... (more...)
Trump tweets that Gen. John Kelly is new chief of staff Trump tweets that Gen. John Kelly is new chief of staff
- July 29, 2017

Mr Trump liked that his first national security adviser was also a retired general, Michael Flynn, but had to fire him after he fibbed to Vice-president Mike Pence about contacts with the Russian government. "After a thorough rinsing, strip his credentials and escort him personally off the White House grounds". Scarmucci called a reporter for the New Yorker on Thursday and launched into a profanity-laced tirade in which he voiced his contempt for Priebus and other top Trump advisers. (more...)
President Trump tries to get to Mueller through Sessions President Trump tries to get to Mueller through Sessions
- July 29, 2017

This week Republican Senator Lindsey Graham left a warning for the president, vowing, "If Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay " while speaking to CNN Thursday morning. If you've got reason to believe he is compromised and shouldn't be serving as special counsel , let me know. Some fellow Republicans and conservative media hosts have come to the attorney Sessions's defense, criticizing Trump for his harsh words toward the attorney general. (more...)
Barcelona star Neymar involved in training field scuffle with teammate
- July 29, 2017

The footage, published by United Kingdom outlet MailOnline Sport, shows Neymar squaring up to teammate Neslon Semedo during a training session in Miami . "For me, he is one of the best and my team always wants the best". On Friday night Brazil defender Thiago Silva dropped a hint about potential progress in the French club's pursuit of Neymar , suggesting more information might emerge "soon". (more...)
Pence praises Trump's 'candor' in Sessions confrontation Pence praises Trump's 'candor' in Sessions confrontation
- July 29, 2017

Pence said . "And he has had a lot of criticism and he's steadfastly determined to get his job done", Sessions said of Trump. The president told The New York Times last week Sessions - despite the fact the attorney general has been Trump's earliest supporters - "should have never recused himself". (more...)
Watch the moment that McCain voted no on Obamacare repeal Watch the moment that McCain voted no on Obamacare repeal
- July 29, 2017

Republican Arizona Senator John McCain cast the decisive vote to defeat the proposal, joining two other Republicans , Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in opposing it, reports The New York Times . McCain was a bigger surprise. "It is now obvious that the only path ahead is for the Senate to pass the narrow legislation that it is currently considering", Ryan said in a statement . (more...)
Robbie Ray leaves game after being struck in head by line drive Robbie Ray leaves game after being struck in head by line drive
- July 29, 2017

He crumpled to the ground initially, and eventually was removed from the game, making it to his feet before being taken off the field on a cart. The Diamondbacks said updates will be provided as the evaluation process unfolds. Gave a thumbs up to the crowd on way out. His 11.46 strikeouts per nine innings rank fourth among all starting pitchers in Major League Baseball this season. (more...)
India well in control of first Test in Galle India well in control of first Test in Galle
- July 29, 2017

Hello and welcome to India.com's LIVE coverage of the day four of the first Test between Sri Lanka and India at Galle . Sitting pretty at 189 for three in their second dig, India hold the aces as they're 498 runs ahead with enough time to bowl the 10-man Lankan team out in the final innings and take a 1-0 lead in the series. (more...)
Reince Priebus out as Trump's Chief of Staff
- July 29, 2017

Trump has shown an affinity for generals in his administration. He had been leading DHS' recent surge in efforts to crackdown on illegal immigration - a core campaign promise by Trump. That left Priebus with the blame for numerous administration's legislative stumbles, including during the arduous attempts at passing a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare - which Priebus had advised Trump to make his first legislative priority, promising him swift victory. (more...)
Hearing goes on without Manafort, Trump Jr Hearing goes on without Manafort, Trump Jr
- July 29, 2017

The two said that late Monday night they issued a subpoena to compel Manafort's participation in Wednesday's hearing. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the ranking Democrat on the panel, said she doesn't "know a time when the United states feels more invaded", referring to the findings that 21 states had their elections systems "pierced in this last election, we believe by Russia", and calling the Russian campaign a year ago an " interference with our sovereignty". (more...)
Israel to remove Jerusalem metal detectors — BBCI Israel to remove Jerusalem metal detectors — BBCI
- July 29, 2017

Israel says the guard has diplomatic immunity under global conventions and is in touch with Jordanian authorities on the matter. The foreign ministries of Turkey and Israel are trading barbs over the crisis at a holy site in Jerusalem. She says the Israeli Cabinet needs to show leadership to prevent this from happening. Israel installed new security measures after Arab gunmen shot and killed two police officers from within the site. (more...)
Track & Field teams receive USTFCCCA All-Academic honors Track & Field teams receive USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
- July 29, 2017

The Calvin men's team has received the honor nine straight years. - For the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds). The Lady Flames were 13th out of all the track & field programs in DII with a 3.52 GPA. As a team, the Bison men recorded a cumulative grade point average of 3.24 to earn the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award for the 12th consecutive season. (more...)
European Union freedom of movement to end by 2019, says Lewis European Union freedom of movement to end by 2019, says Lewis
- July 29, 2017

Immigration was a major factor in the Brexit vote a year ago, after a number of politicians, including current cabinet members Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, lied to the British public about the number of migrants coming to the United Kingdom and the future of Turkey within the European Union. (more...)
Republicans Are Not Thrilled Trump's Toying With Firing Jeff Sessions Republicans Are Not Thrilled Trump's Toying With Firing Jeff Sessions
- July 29, 2017

Still, this could be the first glimmers of bipartisan congressional efforts to construct a restraining barrier around the Trump presidency. Despite the administration's objections that this infringes on executive foreign policy prerogatives, hardly any members of Congress have voted against the legislation. (more...)
Donald Trump Jr.'s contradictory statements about the Russia meeting Donald Trump Jr.'s contradictory statements about the Russia meeting
- July 29, 2017

Trump , who fired James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director in May, also has the authority to replace McCabe. Later, he again said he was " disappointed " in Sessions and reiterated that had he known Sessions would remove himself from the Russian Federation probe, he would not have hired him. (more...)
Ryan assures US Senate Republicans on skinny Obamacare repeal Ryan assures US Senate Republicans on skinny Obamacare repeal
- July 29, 2017

On the Senate floor a few days ago, he acknowledged he's sometimes voted one way or the other just to stick it to a political adversary. Killing the Affordable Care Act , Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement dubbed Obamacare , has been a passion for Republicans since its 2010 enactment over their unified opposition, and was a key campaign promise by Trump past year. (more...)