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'Just what the party needs': Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders woo Kansas progressives 'Just what the party needs': Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders woo Kansas progressives
- July 23, 2018

Thirty-two-year-old registered nurse Kristen Burroughs said she'd grown exhausted of feeling locked out of representation in Kansas. Ocasio-Cortez unfortunately said something else entirely. But then the gaffe came as she appeared to mistake red as the color for the Democratic Party. During the candidate's 2017 run, DFA members contributed more than $13,000 to Thompson's campaign and made over 287,000 volunteer phone calls on his behalf, Sroka said. (more...)
Congress Drops Bid To Crack Down On ZTE Over Iran Sanctions Violations Congress Drops Bid To Crack Down On ZTE Over Iran Sanctions Violations
- July 23, 2018

Lawmakers from both parties have been critical of President Trump over his decision to lift a ban on US companies selling to ZTE. Republican Senator Marco Rubio called dropping the provision "bad news" in a tweet Friday.ZTE is accused of selling sensitive technologies to Iran and North Korea, despite a US trade embargo. (more...)
Blast heard near Kabul airport after exiled VP Dostum returns Blast heard near Kabul airport after exiled VP Dostum returns
- July 23, 2018

A police officer was one of the casualties of the attack. Danish, the interior ministry spokesman said a suicide bomber carried out the attack shortly after the convoy of the country's first vice president had left the airport. Afghan officials said the bombing took place after the vice president had left the airport and reported members of his entourage escaped unharmed. Abdul Rashid Dostum had left the country in 2017 amid allegations of sexual abuse and torture. (more...)
British white paper constructive, questions remain: Barnier British white paper constructive, questions remain: Barnier
- July 23, 2018

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said Europe must "show much more flexibility and creativity" to avoid a "no deal by accident" situation post-Brexit. The Netherlands is one of the countries which will be most affected in the event of a "hard" Brexit, the International Monetary Fund has warned. May's white paper had called for equivalence to be "expanded", explaining it was "not sufficient to deal with a third country whose financial markets are as deeply interconnected with the EU's as ... (more...)
Mystery as student vanishes while out for night time jog Mystery as student vanishes while out for night time jog
- July 23, 2018

The desperate search continues for the University of Iowa student. Her aunt, Kim Calderwood said it was not at all like the young woman she described as "very responsible and conscientious". She has brown hair and brown eyes. "Every farm building, barn and shed in the area has been searched", she writes. Crews focused search efforts Friday on the fields between Tibbetts' house and where she was staying when she disappeared. (more...)
Japan Parliament OKs law to allow up to 3 casino resorts Japan Parliament OKs law to allow up to 3 casino resorts
- July 23, 2018

The casinos are unlikely to open until the mid-2020s and the legislation has been passed with a number of restrictive caveats, with a poll past year by the Jiji news agency suggesting that more than 60 per cent of the public remains against the introduction of casinos. (more...)
Japan heatwave kills 30 and hospitalises thousands as authorities continue flood clean-up Japan heatwave kills 30 and hospitalises thousands as authorities continue flood clean-up
- July 23, 2018

Eleven people, mostly senior citizens, died of suspected heatstroke on Saturday alone, the Japan Times reports. A continuing heat wave in Japan has led to temperatures as high as 40C, with the casualties climbing up as more deaths were reported. (more...)
Kaine and Stewart square off in first debate Kaine and Stewart square off in first debate
- July 23, 2018

Virginia was once considered a swing state. Tim Kaine of hurting Virginia's interests by reflexively opposing Trump's agenda. The two major party candidates in Virginia's U.S. But Republicans haven't won a statewide contest since 2009. The event is sponsored by the Virginia Bar Association. A conservative provocateur who often insults politicians in both parties, Stewart launched several broadsides against Kaine's record as governor and in the Senate. (more...)
Three men arrested over acid attack on 3-year-old British boy Three men arrested over acid attack on 3-year-old British boy
- July 23, 2018

He said the long-term implications of the injuries were uncertain, but he hoped they would not be life-changing. Worcester City Council leader Marc Bayliss had described the attack as "absolutely pure evil". It should be noted that the police have not officially named the men pictured as suspects, for now only stating that they "would like to speak to" them, as they "may have information vital to our investigation". (more...)
Heatwave kills 30 people in sweltering Japan's record-breaking temperatures Heatwave kills 30 people in sweltering Japan's record-breaking temperatures
- July 23, 2018

Officials said last week that the heatwave had killed at least 15 people and forced the hospitalization of over 12,000 others in the first two weeks of July. "And at even lower temperatures, the heat can be unsafe for small children and elderly people, and depending on the environment and activities you are doing", she warned. (more...)
Putin meeting comments not meant to be critical, says top U.S. spy Putin meeting comments not meant to be critical, says top U.S. spy
- July 23, 2018

US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has blamed the media for spinning a story about his odd reaction to the news of US President Donald Trump inviting Vladimir Putin to a second summit, saying he meant no disrespect. In my mind, it signals clearly to the Russians that there will be no consequences for this kind of interference, which undermines our effort to deter them from intervening in future elections. (more...)
Britain To Take In Some Of The 800 Evacuated Overnight From Syria Britain To Take In Some Of The 800 Evacuated Overnight From Syria
- July 23, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's part in the rescue of the Syrian White Helmets came after US President Donald Trump requested his help. "We hit Hamas very hard over the weekend and - if it proves necessary - we will hit them seven-fold". They said the civilians were transferred "through Israel" and "subsequently to a neighbouring country". (more...)
Macron's security aide charged over assaults caught on video Macron's security aide charged over assaults caught on video
- July 23, 2018

Alexandre Benalla, 26, was charged along with three senior police officers and an employee of Mr Macron's La République en Marche party after footage was released showing demonstrators being assaulted at a May Day student protest in Paris . (more...)
Carter Page says claims that Russians tried to recruit him are 'ridiculous' Carter Page says claims that Russians tried to recruit him are 'ridiculous'
- July 23, 2018

Trump tweeted . On CBS , Graham - a sometime Trump ally - seemed to be speaking directly to Trump, telling him to impose "new sanctions, heavy-handed sanctions" on Russian Federation before Putin visits Washington . He later said he meant that he had no reason to believe that Russian Federation "wouldn't" have interfered in the election. "I don't think they did anything wrong", Rubio responded when pressed by Tapper to say whether the surveillance was justified. (more...)
Iran president warns Donald Trump of ‘mother of all wars’ Iran president warns Donald Trump of ‘mother of all wars’
- July 23, 2018

In an explosive, all-caps tweet Mr Trump told Mr Rouhani to " never, ever threaten the United States again " and told him to "be cautious!". Rouhani on Sunday said "war with Iran is the mother of all wars ", but did not rule out peace between the two countries. (more...)
Bloc willing to build bridges in trade dispute with US Bloc willing to build bridges in trade dispute with US
- July 23, 2018

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has bashed a recently started "trade war", warning that no one will benefit from it. The group of finance chiefs and central bankers from around the world published the communique at the end of a two-day summit in Buenos Aires , Argentina . (more...)
Vast majority of British people disapprove of Theresa Mays Brexit plan Vast majority of British people disapprove of Theresa Mays Brexit plan
- July 23, 2018

But he said there were elements of the plan agreed by the Cabinet earlier this month at Chequers which the European Commission did not understand, and said further discussions would be needed over the coming weeks to establish how much "common ground" exists between London and Brussels. (more...)
9 people injured in Greektown shooting, shooter dead 9 people injured in Greektown shooting, shooter dead
- July 23, 2018

Reports of at least 10 victims including children. CBS News says the shooter is no longer active and the victims are being sent to local hospitals. One child was taken to a pediatric trauma center, and two others were taken to hospital. Paramedics have confirmed to local media that the crime scene encompasses a large area and a number of the 10 victims so far retrieved from the scene have suffered "significant injuries". (more...)
At Least 11 People Dead, Dozens Are Injured Following Kabul Bombing At Least 11 People Dead, Dozens Are Injured Following Kabul Bombing
- July 23, 2018

The Kabul Security Commandment officials are saying at least 11 people have been killed and at least 14 others have sustained injuries in the suicide attack in Kabul city later this afternoon. During his time overseas, Dostum formed a loose coalition with Atta Mohammad Noor, the former governor of Balkh province with wide support among ethnic Tajiks as well as Mohammad Mohaqiq, a leader of the Hazara minority. (more...)
LA police arrest suspect after shop siege LA police arrest suspect after shop siege
- July 23, 2018

Police officers use a mirror to see inside a Trader Joe's store in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles on Saturday. After previously tweeting about "an active police incident", the LAPD tweeted that an individual had "barricaded themselves" at the chain grocery story. (more...)
Strong to severe storms are still possible overnight Strong to severe storms are still possible overnight
- July 23, 2018

Clouds will thin out some though overnight, with high dew points and lows stay in the upper 70s to low 80s. Do not forget the rain gear for tomorrow as rain chances are at 60 percent. Rain chances continue to remain high at 70 percent with PM showers and storms. We have an unseasonably strong, slow-moving area of low pressure passing through the state today . (more...)
USA proposals to drop trade barriers taken seriously by allies: Mnuchin USA proposals to drop trade barriers taken seriously by allies: Mnuchin
- July 23, 2018

Mnuchin said at the close of a G20 finance leaders meeting that President Donald Trump's trade stance was not about protectionism but wanting free and fair trade for the United States. "The Central Bank of Argentina has put in place measures that helped reduce financial volatility and improve transparency", she added. Lagarde said growth in the country would "stabilize in the last quarter of 2018" with a "gradual recovery in 2019 and 2020". (more...)
France, Russia send humanitarian aid to Syria for Ghouta victims France, Russia send humanitarian aid to Syria for Ghouta victims
- July 23, 2018

The two countries will launch a humanitarian project for Syria to provide care and medicine for people in Eastern Ghouta " who are still in need of medical attention ", the Russian Foreign Ministry said , citing a joint communique based on arrangements made by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in May of this year. (more...)
Authorities say 1 killed in LA market standoff Authorities say 1 killed in LA market standoff
- July 23, 2018

Police said the suspect ended up crashing outside the grocery store and barricading himself inside. According to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Dept. People frantically tried to flee from the store and some were seen climbing through windows, jumping down and others darted through the back door. Other videos showed an employee dragging a person out of the store and employees escaping on a rope ladder outside a window. (more...)
French Interior Minister To Face Questioning Over Macron's Bodyguard
- July 23, 2018

Benalla was due to get married yesterday in the Parisian suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux, where he owns a house, according to French media. Four others were also charged Sunday night: Vincent Crase, who worked for Macron's party and was with Benalla on the day of the protest, and three police officers who were suspected of illegally passing footage from the event to Benalla. (more...)

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