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Senate protesters chant 'kill the bill,' interrupt motion to proceed


He blasted the process through which Senate Republicans crafted their healthcare legislation, shutting out Democrats and writing the bill out of public view. President Donald Trump has ratcheted up the rhetoric surrounding the vote this week. "I would urge every colleague to join me", McConnell said. "It is a shell of a bill right now". Read More »

13 rescued as four-storey building collapses in Lagos


This is especially sad as earlier reported that a building collapsed in Meiran, Agbado-Oke Odo Local Council Development Area of Lagos state. without any prior warning or crack. Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, the NEMA spokesman had also on Tuesday confirmed that 13 people, including an 11-year-old boy, who had his two legs chopped off, were rescued alive in the collapsed building. Read More »

Militias renew attacks in Central African town, kill peacekeeper


United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has condemned the killing of a UN peacekeeper on Sunday in the Central African Republic, urging the country's authorities to investigate this incident and bring the perpetrators to justice. While underscoring Morocco's commitment to peacebuilding in Africa, the French foreign ministry called for an effective disarmament of armed groups in auto and voiced support for the MINUSCA. Read More »

European Union preparing to hit back at USA 'within days' over Russian Federation bans

It means getting rid of sanctions will become much harder, and the power to reverse the sanctions effectively moves from the hands of the president to Congress. It is expected that on Tuesday the overwhelming majority in the House of Representatives will vote for this bill. "We are working with our European partners on implementing a number of large-scale projects", said Peskov, when asked about the possible impact of the new USA sanctions on projects like Nord Stream 2. Read More »

Kushner: "I Did Not Collude With Russia"


According to a spokesman for John Cornyn, the number 2 Republican in the Senate, there has been no decision on when the Senate might begin considering the House bill. In an effort to demonstrate how distanced he was from worldwide diplomacy, Kushner said in his statement that he "could not even remember the name of the Russian ambassador" when he wanted to verify an email purporting to be an official note of congratulations from Russian President Vladimir Putin on the day after the ... Read More »

What we know about the Senate health-care vote right now


Republicans Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins e voted "no" on whether to begin the health care debate , while no Democratic senators voted "yes". Sen. "The vice president will be joining us, and then we will vote after lunch". The Senate would make amendments and potentially take up one of multiple repeal plans: some form of a repeal and replacement bill that stalled out amid opposition from skeptical Republicans, or a repeal first, replace later plan originally passed in 2015 that some ... Read More »

Lizard Found in Veg Biryani Served to Passenger on Board Poorva Express


It was reported that the lizard was found in the veg Biryani which was served to a passenger in the Poorva Express. The audit found food articles were either contaminated or being recycled with packaged and bottled items being sold way past their shelf life and bottles of water by unauthorized manufacturers on sale. Read More »

Trump takes swipe at Sessions in Russian Federation probe


Sessions "made the right decision under the rules of the Justice Department" in recusing himself from the investigation, Giuliani told CNN on Monday after landing at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. But it is clear that Mr Trump remains furious that the attorney general recused himself from the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election and possible links to the Trump campaign. Read More »

Mumbai building collapse: Shiv Sena worker Sunil Shitap arrested

According to a Firstpost correspondent, Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap has been detained under the IPC Sections - 283/17 u/s 304 (2), 336 and 338. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered an inquiry after local residents linked the collapse to renovation being carried out in the ground floor by a local politician reportedly linked to the Shiv Sena. Read More »

Ukrainian Government did not help any candidates in USA election - embassy


When asked for comment, Ukraine's presidential administration and embassy in the USA both told Newsweek a statement would be forthcoming, before tweeting a statement themselves. "Ukraine has always proudly had bipartisan support in the USA, and the government would do nothing to undercut that", the letter stated. The website cited Chalupa as saying she occasionally shared her findings with the DNC and Clinton campaign officials and discussed Manafort with Ukraine's Ambassador to the ... Read More »

Baby of murdered NYC policeman born three years after his death


Pei Xia Chen, who goes by Sanny Liu, gave birth to the baby girl, named Angelina, on Tuesday, according to the NYPD. Rafael Ramos as they sat in their patrol auto on December 20, 2014 in Bedford-Stuyvesant by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who fatally shot himself in a nearby subway shortly after the ambush. Read More »

Man accused of smuggling king cobra snakes in potato chip cans


He was charged with one count of illegally importing merchandise into the USA which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison if convicted. Franco also told authorities in a subsequent interview that he'd received 20 king cobras in previous shipments, but all the cobras died while in transit. Read More »

Trump ex-campaign manager Manafort not testifying Wednesday


Comey also spoke to the committee about the alleged connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential connection. This person said Manafort would answer questions about the June 9, 2016, meeting, which was precipitated by the attorney, Natalia Veselnitskaya, offering to help Donald Trump's campaign by providing dirt on Clinton. Read More »

Texas Senate once again passes 'bathroom bill' legislation


The Committee passed SB 4 in a 6-3 vote. "When you have law enforcement and victim's advocates on the same page, maybe they have something worth listening to", Burris-Clay said. "Texas does not", said Campbell. "As far as we know, the governor's office started calling those mayors today and saying, 'Yeah, come on by next week, '" Sandlin said Thursday. Read More »

Senate Republicans clear key vote, putting future of healthcare in flux


The US Senate voted 51-50 on Tuesday to proceed with a debate on Republican plans to dismantle Obamacare , with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote. It would buy the Senate's GOP leaders more time because any bill they successfully push through their chamber would lead to a conference committee with the House, which this spring passed its own anti-ACA legislation. Read More »

House decisively passes sanctions bill curbing Trump's power


Manafort has been facing questions about his participation in a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower. Mr Manafort also turned over his contemporaneous notes documenting the meeting, one said. But it never came up for a vote in the House, after President Donald Trump's administration objected to provisions including a requirement that he obtain Congress' approval before easing any sanctions on Moscow. Read More »

Trump says he's 'very disappointed in Jeff Sessions'


Trump associates are viewing a possible Sessions ousting as a step toward firing special counsel Robert Mueller, according to the Post . The President told the New York Times on Wednesday that he would not have nominated Sessions if he knew in advance he would have recused himself, setting off what has become almost a week of speculation about Sessions's future with the administration. Read More »

California Governor Extends Climate Change Bill, Adds 10 More Years


Jerry Brown, shown previous year, are both cap-and-trade proponents. "This is a very important message". Without AB 398, the California Air Resources Board would retain the statutory authority to implement costly control measures regulating emissions.The cap and trade program is believed to be the least expensive method of reducing carbon emissions and is three to five times cheaper than other approaches. Read More »

Saints are placing LB Ellerbe on Injured Reserve


Per's Ian Rapoport, Ellerbe will released with an injury settlement once he's healthy. Not passing a physical won't make him "hot" on the FA market. Ellerbe's time in New Orleans may be over, as sources also say that the team plans on waiving Ellerbe when he's heathy. Ellerbe joined the Saints in 2015, after being traded for wide receiver Kenny Stills. Read More »

Cabinet votes to remove metal detectors from holy site in Jerusalem

Israel installed metal detectors at entrances to the site, which includes Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, after an attack on July 14 that killed two policemen. In Amman, Jordan was insisting on questioning an Israeli embassy security guard who according to Israeli officials shot dead a Jordanian attacker Sunday night, killing a second Jordanian at the time as well, apparently by accident. Read More »

Abbas: Palestinians will not accept metal detectors in Al-Aqsa

The decision comes after a spiral of violence that resulted in the highest tensions in the city since the stabbing attacks by Palestinians against Israelis in the months after September 2015, again over perceived violations at the holy site known as the Temple Mount to Jews and the Haram al-Sharif to Muslims. Read More »