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Flake calls out Trump and puts political future on the line
- August 04, 2017

Flake also took issue with Trump's "comportment" in office. "That doesn't mean we agree with everything he says and does, but we still support his agenda, his presidency, and we're not going to fumble the ball". On Trump's penchant for conflict: "Far from conservative, the president's comportment was rather a study in the importance of conflict in reality television - that once you introduce conflict, you can not de-escalate conflict". (more...)
Washington's Chief Diplomat Calls For Easing Tensions With North Korea Washington's Chief Diplomat Calls For Easing Tensions With North Korea
- August 04, 2017

However, Mr Tillerson took a more diplomatic approach, saying that "only the North Koreans are to blame for this situation". Asked in a news conference in Manila if the Philippines would back efforts to remove North Korea from the ARF, Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Robespierre Bolivar did not reply categorically but said the grouping serves as a venue to air concerns and hold constructive dialogue. (more...)
White House leaks: transcripts show extent of Trump's inconsistencies
- August 04, 2017

When he welcomed the Lebanese prime minister to the White House recently, Trump was asked about sanctions against Hezbollah and didn't seem to have a clue. "I do not want any more San Bernardino's (terror attack) or World Trade Centres ..." And now I am agreeing to take 2000 people and I agree I can vet them, but that puts me in a bad position. (more...)
Trump in tweet denies chaos at White House Trump in tweet denies chaos at White House
- August 04, 2017

Republicans on Capitol Hill hope Kelly, a retired United States Marine Corps general known for his fastidious nature, will bring order to a White House where disorder - in the eyes of those on the Hill - has led to few legislative victories and slumping poll numbers. (more...)
Trump Praised Turnbull For Being Even Shittier To Refugees Than He Is Trump Praised Turnbull For Being Even Shittier To Refugees Than He Is
- August 04, 2017

The transcript also revealed how Trump reportedly attempted to laud Turnbull on the subject by saying, "You are worse than I am". "I will build the wall and Mexico is going to pay for it and they'll be happy to pay for it [.] Trust me, Mexico will pay for it". (more...)
2 men charged with terrorism in Australian plane plot 2 men charged with terrorism in Australian plane plot
- August 04, 2017

Two of those men appeared in a Sydney court on Friday charged with "preparing for, or planning, a terrorist attack". The NSW deputy commissioner Dave Hudson said there was no "residual threat" to the state. Khaled Mahmoud Khayat, 49, of Lakemba and Mahmoud Khayat, 32, of Punchbowl, were each charged with two counts of acts done in preparation for, or planning, a terrorist act, which attracts a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. (more...)
Tillerson: US not seeking to topple North Korea regime Tillerson: US not seeking to topple North Korea regime
- August 04, 2017

The US President had recently expressed disappointment that Beijing had not applied as much pressure as he would like or caused a change in North Korea's behaviour. Chinese companies also have a virtual monopoly on investment in North Korea's economy, particularly natural resources. "And we hope that at some point they will begin to understand that and we would like to sit and have a dialogue with them". (more...)
Liberals set meeting on marriage change Liberals set meeting on marriage change
- August 04, 2017

Liberal politicians Tim Wilson, Trevor Evans, Trent Zimmerman and Dean Smith have threatened to cross the floor and vote with Labor and the Greens if there is a conscience vote on gay marriage. "But what they hate is that he's too weak to do anything about it", he said. "Instead of being ambushed and deceived, I trust this prime minister to do the right thing and give us an opportunity to have a fair hearing on this", Mr Entsch said earlier today. (more...)
Uttar Pradesh: 'Bank' offers locker facility for tomatoes Uttar Pradesh: 'Bank' offers locker facility for tomatoes
- August 04, 2017

Among the "attractive offers" of the "bank" are a five-fold return on tomatoes deposited within six months, along with "lockers for the tomatoes", "80 per cent loans on tomatoes" and "attractive interest rates for depositing tomatoes, especially for the poor". (more...)
Norwich man charged with murder of 11-year-old girl Norwich man charged with murder of 11-year-old girl
- August 04, 2017

Brower is charged with killing Jacelyn while in the course of committing or attempting to commit rape. State police troopers found the child dead Sunday in Brower's home in Norwich. According to Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride Brower reportedly smothered Jacelyn as he raped her. She lived in Morris in neighbouring Otsego County. (more...)
IT Dept raids Bengaluru Resort where Gujarat Congress MLA's are holed up IT Dept raids Bengaluru Resort where Gujarat Congress MLA's are holed up
- August 04, 2017

The team also raided Kumar's brother Dr K Suresh's residence. Earlier, slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala told reporters: "This is a very dirty trick of the BJP to win the Rajya Sabha seat from Gujarat". (more...)
Man, 73, banned from beaches for 'seeking his sugarbaby,' officials say Man, 73, banned from beaches for 'seeking his sugarbaby,' officials say
- August 04, 2017

Tammy Marris says officials are making Richard Basaraba stay off the beach and off walkovers six months for violating an ordinance that prohibits soliciting on the beach. Basaraba, whose wife died in 2003, says he is "devastated" about the ban: "I'm really upset about it". He's shredded his business cards, deleted the email account on those cards, and deleted his Facebook account as well. (more...)
Storms possible, but not like yesterday Storms possible, but not like yesterday
- August 04, 2017

Thursday evening, when it will decline to 30 percent. Thursday's storms are expected to be widely scattered and could produce winds and heavy rain but "yesterday there was hail and flooding", he said. FRIDAY: There will be a 60 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms. The coldest it should get will be early morning Saturday with temperatures expected to drop to the 50s or low 60s, weather service meteorologist Patrick Walsh said. (more...)
Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Ocular Therapeutix (OCUL)
- August 04, 2017

The business is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, August 8th. Ocular Therapeutix Inc's Wall Street analysts see 10.34 % negative EPS growth, taking into account the $-0.58 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, About 416,455 shares traded. (more...)
BJP sends Arun Jaitley on Kerala 'peace mission' BJP sends Arun Jaitley on Kerala 'peace mission'
- August 04, 2017

This is the first time a central BJP leader is visiting the state after the crucial BJP core committee meeting was held nearly a fortnight ago since the medical college scam had occurred. There was a sharp exchange of words between the two sides and proceedings had to be adjourned for 20 minutes. With the Speaker Sumitra Mahajan noting that the issue had already been dealt with in the House on Wednesday and therefore there was no need to raise it further, all the Left MPs were on their feet. (more...)
Addressing reasonable security concerns key to Korean Peninsula denuclearization: Chinese FM
- August 04, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guiding the second test-fire of the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile in an undated picture provided by the KCNA news agency on Saturday. Following reports of the missile's flying within 70 miles of a plane's flight path, the company said, " North Korea's missile test zones don't interfere in any way" with Flight 293, which arrived at its destination "without any reported incident". (more...)
Trump insists there's no chaos at White House
- August 04, 2017

Many assumed the retired four-star Marine general was brought in as a way to bring order to a chaotic White House. Vice President Mike Pence, who remains close with many conservative members of Congress, has often had to act as an intermediary between Trump and the Republican establishment - evident most recently in his efforts lobbying House and Senate members on health care. (more...)
New order at WH front and center as Kelly takes helm
- August 04, 2017

Huckabee also slammed critics who said Trump was "militarizing the White House" by appointing Kelly. Sanders later brushed aside talk of yet another abrupt shuffle: the idea of Sessions leaving the Justice Department to replace Kelly at Homeland Security. (more...)
Indonesia deports scam suspects to China Indonesia deports scam suspects to China
- August 04, 2017

Cambodian police said on August 3 they have arrested more than 200 Chinese suspected of running an online scam that persuaded victims to send nude photographs and then extorted them for cash. "(They) have been sent back using emergency travel document issued by the Chinese embassy, so logically they are Chinese", he said, adding the planes the suspects were put on were prepared by the Chinese government. (more...)
Odds of tropical development increasing across eastern Atlantic Odds of tropical development increasing across eastern Atlantic
- August 04, 2017

If it strengthens enough it could be our sixth named storm of the Hurricane Season. A second system is also worth watching because it could move into the southern Gulf of Mexico next week. Obviously forecasts in the tropics beyond the 5 day time-frame are quite changeable, and a more northern track of this system would present many more issues for Louisiana, but we'll have to wait and see.stay tuned. (more...)
Paracetamol and caffeine mix 'in Rashan Charles' throat' Paracetamol and caffeine mix 'in Rashan Charles' throat'
- August 04, 2017

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said the initial forensic findings would cause "deep concern" following the release of figures on the police use of force on Tuesday. The data showed 45% of the individuals subject to force were white, 36% black and 10% from the Asian community. "We welcome the open dialogue between the police, the IPCC and Rash's family and ask that everyone respect the wishes to get justice in a peaceful way, but the police should announce an immediate review of officer ... (more...)
Detroit man charged in university police officer's death Detroit man charged in university police officer's death
- August 04, 2017

Rose was shot in the head and killed on November 22, 2016 after attempting to stop Raymond Durham , 61, on a bike while patrolling the Wayne State University campus near Midtown Detroit , according to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. Rose was investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from cars when he was shot. A competency hearing was held Thursday in those shootings, and Durham for the second time was found incompetent to stand trial. (more...)
Kanye West demand insurance company pays him for his cancelled tour Kanye West demand insurance company pays him for his cancelled tour
- August 04, 2017

West infamously cancelled dates on his Saint Pablo tour after he was hospitalised for "exhaustion" and spent eight days in a psychiatric centre in Los Angeles. West's tour company, Very Good Touring Inc., filed the lawsuit claiming breach of contract in federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday, saying that syndicates of Lloyd's of London insurance market had delayed paying the rapper's claim for his canceled shows. (more...)
Plane passenger spots man texting about sex abuse of kids Plane passenger spots man texting about sex abuse of kids
- August 04, 2017

The plane passenger told authorities that a man sitting in front of her was texting about the abuse with a large font on a large smartphone. San Jose police, along with San Francisco-based Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, responded to the call and detained 56-year-old Tacoma resident Michael Kellar. (more...)
Massive fire engulfs Dubai high-rise building Massive fire engulfs Dubai high-rise building
- August 04, 2017

Dubai's Civil Defence Director General and Police Commander are at the scene coordinating the rescue efforts. The Dubai Civil Defence said in a statement online: "Firefighting teams in the civil defense in Dubai are now dealing with a fire incident in one of the towers in the Marina area". (more...)