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Mueller would need go-ahead to expand Russian Federation probe: Justice official Mueller would need go-ahead to expand Russian Federation probe: Justice official
- August 06, 2017

The interview comes days after Trump said he believes it would be inappropriate for Mueller to dig into Trump family finances. Rosenstein appointed Mueller to lead the federal criminal investigation in May. A grand jury is reported to have been empaneled in Washington to look at evidence, and the White House has been asked for documents related to former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was sacked shortly after taking office for his undisclosed Russian Federation contacts. (more...)
Pence aide: Report on 2020 run 'nothing more than wishful thinking' Pence aide: Report on 2020 run 'nothing more than wishful thinking'
- August 06, 2017

On Saturday, a New York Times article reported Pence and several other Republicans were already working toward a run at the us presidency. On a trip to Eastern Europe last week, Mr Pence repeatedly made hawkish statements about Russian Federation that differed from Mr Trump's public comments. (more...)
US Says Will Defeat Daesh In Syria US Says Will Defeat Daesh In Syria
- August 06, 2017

Such areas include Mosul, where US -backed Iraq security forces declared victory over ISIS last month. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of Arab and Kurdish fighters and backed by USA forces, have been encircling Raqqa and advancing on the city since November. (more...)
Israel moves to shut down Al Jazeera office in Jerusalem Israel moves to shut down Al Jazeera office in Jerusalem
- August 06, 2017

Kara said Sunday that the network is being used by some groups to "incite violence", and said he had made a request to revoke the credentials of the network's journalists and close its office in Jerusalem , a report on the network's website said. (more...)
ASEAN Foreign Ministers Express 'Grave Concern' over N. Korea ASEAN Foreign Ministers Express 'Grave Concern' over N. Korea
- August 06, 2017

He did not say how Mr Ri replied. The draft resolution calls for a ban on all exports of coal, iron and iron ore, lead and lead ore, as well as fish and seafood by the cash-starved state, according to the text seen by AFP. Security Council a day earlier - the strongest in a generation, the US said. US President Donald Trump tweeted to say the sanctions would cost the North more than $1 billion. (more...)
Korean FM stops in China on way to Philippines for security talks
- August 06, 2017

The sanctions, which target North Korea's foreign currency earnings, ban its exports of coal, coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. Also on Saturday, ASEAN foreign ministers gathered in Manila issued a statement expressing grave concern over rising tensions on the Korean peninsula stemming from long-range missile tests by North Korea that "seriously threaten" global peace and security. (more...)
Who is Rajiv Kumar? Who is Rajiv Kumar?
- August 06, 2017

The government of India, led by BJP, has named economist Dr Rajiv Kumar as new chief of NITI Aayog . An Oxford-trained economist, Kumar has also done stints at the Asian Development Bank and spent a significant amount of time in the commerce and finance ministry in the 1990s. (more...)
China's sanctions support shows recognition of gravity of North Korea threat China's sanctions support shows recognition of gravity of North Korea threat
- August 06, 2017

The top US diplomat is taking part in meetings with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum as he seeks to build pressure on North Korea. It also prohibits countries from increasing the current numbers of North Korean labourers working overseas, bans new joint ventures with North Korea and any new investment in current joint ventures. (more...)
Dubai Marina high-rise tower catches fire just days after major blaze nearby Dubai Marina high-rise tower catches fire just days after major blaze nearby
- August 06, 2017

He said investigators believe either an improperly disposed cigarette or combustion caused by the late morning heat, which was a sunny 43 degrees Celsius (109 degrees Fahrenheit), ignited the blaze. However, it rattled nerves as the high-rise is just a block away from the Torch Tower, also in Dubai Marina, an upmarket waterfront district home to some of the world's tallest buildings. (more...)
Syrian army destroys ISIL gatherings in Deir Ezzor Syrian army destroys ISIL gatherings in Deir Ezzor
- August 06, 2017

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Bashar al-Assad's Army had captured al-Sukhna from the terror outfit after heavy artillery firing and airstrikes by Russian Federation. The recovery of the city, however, has not been confirmed by the syrian government. Syrian state news agency SANA reported earlier on Saturday that the army was advancing into al-Sukhna from three directions. (more...)
Tillerson doubles down as China takes new hard line on North Korea Tillerson doubles down as China takes new hard line on North Korea
- August 06, 2017

Wang said the two had an intensive conversation during which China urged North Korea to maintain calm. The resolution also signals a shift by Washington, which declined to call a meeting of the Security Council after North Korea tested a second intercontinental ballistic missile in July. (more...)
Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) Issues Earnings Results
- August 06, 2017

The stock has been downbeat for quite some time as is down -6.37% for the last 20 trading days, and now the firm's performance is turning out to be bearish with a -0.99% fall for the week. Comml Bank Of America Corporation De reported 0.01% in Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL). Sei Invests owns 140,023 shares or 0.01% of their USA portfolio. (more...)
Trump Admin Crafts Guidance on Implementing Trans Military Ban Trump Admin Crafts Guidance on Implementing Trans Military Ban
- August 06, 2017

Transgender service members are serving with honor and distinction today and we ask that you, as our Secretary of Defense, assure them that their service will not be ended simply because of who they are. 4 to express their opposition to the ban. According to the RAND Corporation, a policy research group, about 4,000 transgender people now serve in the US military. (more...)
US And Japanese Leaders Commit To Putting More Pressure On North Korea US And Japanese Leaders Commit To Putting More Pressure On North Korea
- August 06, 2017

Chinese state media delivered a rare rebuke aimed directly at US President Donald Trump, criticising him for avoiding responsibility for escalating tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons programme and warning the US not to "stab China in the back". (more...)
ASEAN, China adopt framework for crafting code on South China Sea ASEAN, China adopt framework for crafting code on South China Sea
- August 06, 2017

CHINA and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have agreed on a framework of a code of conduct (COC) for the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) but its implementation would depend on the fulfilment of certain conditions, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. (more...)
Voting for Vice-Presidential election begins in Parliament Voting for Vice-Presidential election begins in Parliament
- August 06, 2017

However, there were only 760 valid votes-Naidu got 516 votes, while Gandhi 244. In the 2007 VP poll, incumbent Hamid Ansari had polled 456 votes, Najma Heptullah 222 votes and Rashid Masood 75 votes. BD Jatti was the only winning candidate to have secured more votes, 521 in all, in 1974. "I am confident M Venkaiah Naidu will serve the nation as a diligent and dedicated Vice President, committed to the the goal of nation building", he said. (more...)
White House To Undergo Renovation As Trump Leaves For 17 Day Vacation White House To Undergo Renovation As Trump Leaves For 17 Day Vacation
- August 06, 2017

In the call , Trump told the Mexican president that he got huge crowds during the campaign, and had promised throngs of 25,000 to 50,000 people that Mexico would pay for the wall, so he pleaded with the Mexican president not to publicly contradict him on the issue . (more...)
Solar vs Lunar Eclipse
- August 06, 2017

The library has free eclipse-viewing glasses. This solar eclipse has some serious star power, in addition to the sun. As seen from here in Northeast Wisconsin, the moon will begin to pass in front of the sun at 11:53 a.m. "When you look at a solar eclipse, there's a lot of darkening, yet you can still get the same amount of radiation, and there's where your damage comes from", McClintock concluded. (more...)
Boat sinks - one man rescued as search continues for second crew member Boat sinks - one man rescued as search continues for second crew member
- August 06, 2017

He was rescued by passing fishermen and taken to hospital, the RNLI said. The RNLI said that its lifeboats and the coastguard helicopter had been joined in the search by vessels in the area. "The body of one man has been recovered from the sea and brought ashore by Coastguard helicopter". Shoreham Lifeboat tweeted: "The lifeboats have rescued a man from a sunken boat and are relaunching to searching for his missing crew mate #help #SearchAndRescue ". (more...)
UP ATS arrests Bangladeshi terrorist from Muzaffarnagar UP ATS arrests Bangladeshi terrorist from Muzaffarnagar
- August 06, 2017

According to IG, ATS, Asim Arun, the name of the arrested Bangladeshi terrorist is Abdullah. The arrest was made from the Kutesara locality in Charthawal area of Muzaffarnagar district by an ATS team. The Uttar Pradesh ATS carried out an arrest and investigation drive in three districts on the order of Saharanpur Deputy inspector general of police along with Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli police. (more...)
KCR to take up legal battle against GST on Govt projects KCR to take up legal battle against GST on Govt projects
- August 06, 2017

Mr Rao has chose to take the central government to court for taking unilateral decisions on the GST. The release also said, the Centre's decision to levy the GST of 12 percent over the irrigation, drinking water and housing projects will burden the state by an additional spending of about 19,000 crore rupees. (more...)
Netanyahu ex-aide to testify against him in bribery cases Netanyahu ex-aide to testify against him in bribery cases
- August 06, 2017

Netanyahu has repeatedly denied wrongdoing . "We reject outright the unfounded claims", the spokesman said. The court granted the order, which will remain effective until 17 September. The latter paper has long promoted the prime minister. The request was made after Netanyahu conducted several talks with Arnon Mozes , the publisher and owner of Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel Hayom's main competitor. (more...)
UN Security Council unanimously adopts tougher sanctions on North Korea UN Security Council unanimously adopts tougher sanctions on North Korea
- August 06, 2017

The sanctions will slash North Korea's annual export revenue of $3 billion by more than a third, according to a statement from Haley's office. The ministers said the regional bloc is still "ready to play a constructive role in contributing peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula" despite earlier calls from the United States to oust the hermit state from the ARF, a key multilateral security dialogue among the bloc's 10-member nations and 17 other dialogue partners. (more...)
Oil Prices Rise As The US Rig Count Falls Oil Prices Rise As The US Rig Count Falls
- August 06, 2017

Crude oil futures rose Friday as industry data showed the US rig count fell. The number of rigs drilling for oil decreased by one this week to 765, while the natural gas rig count dropped by three to 189. Alaska was the only other state to add rigs this week, picking up one to boost its count to six. There was no change in the number of rigs in the Permian Basin at 379 while there was an increase of 2 in Eagle Ford to 78 after a series of weekly declines. (more...)
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar's health is showing signs of improvement Veteran actor Dilip Kumar's health is showing signs of improvement
- August 06, 2017

Dilip Kumar was admitted to Lilavati hospital on 2nd August, Wednesday with Kidney dysfunction, urinary tract infection and dehydration. No Breathlessness, No fever, Creatinine level is comparatively low. Dilip Kumar made his acting debut in 1944 with Jwar Bhata . He is best known for his performance in films like Madhumati , Andaz , Devdas , Mughal-e-Azam, Ram Aur Shyam and Naya Daur . (more...)