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Russian Federation boots USA diplomats in retaliation for new sanctions

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A European Commission spokesman in Brussels said the bloc would be following the sanctions process closely. The White House has said Trump is still evaluating the bill and supported strong sanctions against Russian Federation, though tougher sanctions would likely strain the relationship with Moscow which Trump had been seeking to improve. Read More »

Trump says John Kelly to be new WH chief of staff

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On Friday, President Trump announced that White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus will be replaced by John F. Kelly , who is now the Secretary of Homeland Security. That prediction proved correct. Pentagon officials had no idea what was coming, and BuzzFeed reports: "At the Pentagon, the first of the three tweets raised fears that the president was getting ready to announce strikes on North Korea or some other military action". Read More »

New Hampshire Democrats, Republicans demand health care fix

Two other Senate Republicans - Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski - had long opposed the effort, and were likely to vote no. It's why I and many of my colleagues did as we promised and voted to repeal this failed law. Trump reiterated his threat to "let Obamacare implode", an outcome he could hasten by steps like halting federal payments to help insurers reduce out-of-pocket costs for lower-earning consumers. Read More »

After a dramatic vote, what's next in the Senate health care debate?

During the vote protesters made their "don't kill us, kill the bill!' and 'shame" chants loud enough to disrupt the voting process on the Senate floor. "Whether or not we are of the same party, we are not the president's subordinates", he said. According to CNBC , McConnell said he wasn't celebrating yet and expects to pass the bill through the Senate and back to the House by the end of the week. Read More »

Paul Ryan's Border Tax Is Dead In The Water

The group said have made a decision to set aside a controversial border adjustment tax on imports that was estimated to raise about a trillion dollars in revenue and had been part of the House GOP's tax blueprint, but was opposed by retailers and other groups. Read More »

Russia ready to cooperate with US, Russia's Lavrov told Tillerson - ministry

The Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday the U.S. has until September 1 to bring the number of staff to 455 people, to match the tally of Russian diplomatic and technical personnel in the U.S. But late Wednesday he announced that he sees "a path forward on legislation to sanction Iran, Russia and North Korea" following "very productive discussions". Read More »

FDNY: 11 Hurt When Water Taxi Hits Dock In Hudson River

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Chopper 4 over the scene showed EMS evaluating people sitting on benches near a ferry dock. Those injured were taken to area hospitals according to the FDNY. The water taxi struck the dock during a planned stop about 4 p.m. . The New York Water Taxi is a privately owned service that offers sightseeing, charter and commuter services to points along the East and Hudson rivers. Read More »

For Trump, the honeymoon with Putin may be finally over

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The legislation bars Trump from easing or waiving the penalties on Russian Federation unless Congress agrees. "Not only are the Democrats to a man and woman against any form of improving ties because they are angry about Russia's election interference, but a lot of Republicans are concerned as well", Stent said. Read More »

Senate sends new sanctions bill to President Trump

Congress and he plans to sign it into law, the White House press service said on Friday. The White House did win some changes to the legislation since its first passage by the House and Senate, including ones sought by energy companies that could be penalized, it was clear that Trump plans to sign the final product only grudgingly. Read More »

Russia Retaliates For Sanctions Approval, Hitting At US Diplomatic Corps

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. President Donald Trump will sign a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russian Federation that passed Congress with overwhelming support, the White House said Friday. Read More »

Two more MLAs resignation leaves Cong in tatters

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To escape the horse-trading in Gujarat , 44 Congress leaders left from Gujarat to Bengaluru . In terms of power wielded in the party, Ahmed Patel is considered next only to Sonia and vice-president Rahul Gandhi . Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha PJ Kurien said the Chair had nothing to do with elections. The Congress accused the BJP government in Gujarat and at the Centre of pressurising Congress legislators to quit the party and join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Read More »

Priebus Out, Trump Names DHS' Kelly Chief of Staff

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I can't think of a better person than General John Kelly to succeed me and I wish him God's blessings and great success. "We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!" "So this is not like a situation where there are a bunch of ill will feelings". Read More »

What the latest vote means for the future of health care

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With Republicans holding all positions of power in Washington, D.C., these statements are startling by themselves. This is a Republican amendment but it's really a record to get Democrats on the record for or against a "single payer" health care plan. Read More »

The BB&T Corporation (BBT) Given Hold Rating at BMO Capital Markets

First Trust Advisors LP now owns 1,642,161 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $73,405,000 after buying an additional 966,962 shares during the last quarter. WARNING: This story was first posted by Chaffey Breeze and is the property of of Chaffey Breeze. If you are accessing this piece of content on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States & global copyright & trademark law. Read More »

Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill

Michael McFaul, the USA ambassador to Russian Federation from 2012-2014, said he does not think that Russian Federation will escalate tensions with the United States just yet because Trump's assertions that he wants better relations with Moscow are encouraging Putin to continue seeking some kind of accommodation with the U.S. Read More »

IRGC raps U.S. repeat of 'provocative move' in Persian Gulf

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IRGC Third Naval District describe USA navy action as "provocative move that was neutralized by IRGC forces". According to the statement, United States navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian boats and a USA navy helicopter approached them in a provocative action. Read More »

Boy Scout Troop Formed By Ohio Mosques Seeks To Challenge Assumptions

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Hoping to minimize friction, the Boy Scouts issued guidelines to adult staff members for how the audience should react to the speech. Transcript begins below the video. Mr. Trump can not use this wonderful organization, a national treasure, to grandstand for his own political purposes. "It's no surprise he went to the Boy Scouts - with all his scandals, he needs someone who's good at putting out fires", he joked. Read More »

$0.24 EPS Expected for Tallgrass Energy GP LP (TEGP)

The stock decreased 1.30% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $25.69. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in shares of Tallgrass Energy Partners, by 186.4% in the fourth quarter. If you are reading this piece on another site, it was stolen and republished in violation of global trademark and copyright law. The original version of this story can be viewed at ... Read More »

Germany wary of USA sanctions against Russian Federation

German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said the USA isn't entitled to tell European companies how to do business with a third country, but the legislation has improved from the original proposal. Major European companies could be affected by the sanctions, including Germany's Wintershall and Uniper, Austria's OMV and British-Dutch Shell, which all have shares in Nord Stream II. Read More »

Reliability of Rs 3610 crore Akash missile questioned by CAG

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According to the auditor, "Out of 80 missiles received upto November 2014, 20 missiles were test fired during April-November 2014". The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is a big setback for the Make-In-India initiative which seeks to reduce India's dependence on imported arms. Read More »

20 years of U.S. trade with Russian Federation

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On Russia , the legislation is created to block Trump from unilaterally lifting penalties slapped by his predecessor Barack Obama's administration for the Ukraine crisis. Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly denied the conclusions of United States intelligence agencies that Moscow interfered using cyberattacks. Read More »

Putin signs into law Syrian airbase protocol

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The protocol to the 2015 Russian-Syrian agreement "aimed at establishing the global legal framework governing the conditions for the location of the Russian air force group" was signed in Damascus on January 18, 2017. The document was posted on the Russian government's legal information portal. The Russian air group used the air base since 2015 to help Syria fight against ISIS. Read More »

Peaceful prayers at Jerusalem holy site

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Palestinians threw firebombs and rocks, and rolled burning tires at soldiers who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets at several protests in the West Bank, the military said. Israel said the security measures at the Jerusalem shrine were needed to prevent more attacks and were standard procedure around the world. The Arab League has urged Israel to learn lessons from latest crisis of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Read More »