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Trump ready to sign Russia sanctions bill, Moscow retaliates

The bill prohibits ships owned by North Korea or by countries that refuse to comply with United Nations resolutions against it from operating in American waters or docking at US ports. "The message coming from Congress on a bipartisan basis is these are hostile regimes and sanctions are warranted - sanctions are called for", Ryan told reporters Thursday. Read More »

Russia Expels 755 US Diplomats in Retaliation for Sanctions

The ministry is also suspending the U.S. Embassy's use of two sites - a storage facility and a dacha on an island in the Moscow River. Putin had hoped relations would improve with the USA, but now says it does not appear that will happen soon, according to state media. Read More »

Sunday Times sacks Kevin Myers over comments on Jewish BBC presenters


Editors were forced to apologise after Myers' article on the gender pay gap at the BBC , in which he drew particular attention to the fact that two of its best-paid female presenters - Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz - were Jewish. Both articles have now been deleted - more than eight years after they were published. The piece argued men get paid more for a number of reasons, including working harder and being more driven. Read More »

Netanyahu defends climbdown on holy site metal detectors


Netanyahu on Tuesday ordered the removal of metal detectors and other security measures put into place at the entrance gates for Muslim worshippers to the Temple Mount in an effort to increase security at the site following the July 14 attack by three Israeli-Arabs that left two Israel Police officers dead. Read More »

Trump Announces New Chief of Staff in a Tweet


During the White House press briefing Thursday, newly minted Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders would not say if President Trump had confiedence in Priebus. Trump broke the news in the only way we've come to expect from him: on Twitter . Before becoming chief of staff, Priebus served as the head of the Republican National Committee. Read More »

Two shot and killed in their vehicle on I-94 in Detroit


Once on-scene, police determined that both occupants were deceased, having been killed by gunfire. Police estimated the freeway would reopen around between 11:30 a.m. The two victims were male and female, both 27 years of age, but now unidentified. Both were local rap artists. The investigation is continuing and additional information will be forthcoming as it is appropriate, state police reported. Read More »

One hundred passengers stranded as cable vehicle breaks down in Germany


Public transportation authorities for the city in North-Rhine-Westphalia state say 32 of the cars were operating when the mishap occurred Sunday. Fire crews have used a crane and a winch to rescue the stranded passengers. The incident happened at about 3.30pm local time on Sunday, with no injuries reported so far. Cable auto manager Thomas Miebach apologised to riders and said an investigation was underway. Read More »

Russian official vows 'retaliation' for more sanctions

Trump has given no firm indication about whether he will sign the bipartisan measure. "It is good the U.S. Congress urges consultations with the European partners before taking new measures", he said ". US President Donald Trump will now have to decide whether to accept or veto the measures. Despite the ongoing probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, Ryabkov said he is optimistic that the US and Russian Federation have room to begin building a better relationship. Read More »

"Noble Partner 2017" joint military exercise staged in Georgia


About 2,800 soldiers from the United States, Britain, Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, Slovenia, Armenia and Georgia were taking part in the manoeuvres, with Washington dispatching an entire mechanised company including several Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks. Read More »

Donald Trump Is Being Accused of Endorsing Police Brutality


His remarks received significant applause. The county's Police Department agreed to federal oversight in 2013 after allegations of discrimination against Latinos. Before becoming mayor, he opposed a proposal to create a civilian board to review police conduct and famously rallied a rowdy demonstration of officers against the idea. Read More »

Bihar Minister Firoz Ahmad apologises for shouting 'Jai Shri Ram'


After a Muslim cleric on Sunday issued a fatwa against Bihar Minister Khurshid alias Firoz Ahmad for chanting "Jai Shri Ram", the latter, for his act apologised to everyone who might be hurt. Mufti Sohail Quasmi of Imarat Shariah issued a fatwa against Bihar minister. "Islam doesn't tolerate this", he said. "Islam teaches you to love all". Read More »

Russian Federation orders U.S. to cut diplomats over new sanctions


Trump's willingness to support the measure is a remarkable acknowledgement that he has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow. And Congress would have quickly overturned a veto - a public repudiation that would underscore the President's impotence in this situation. Russia had greeted Trump's election victory with "euphoria", confident it would usher in a new era of close cooperation and an easing of sanctions, said Angela Stent, director of ... Read More »

Putin slashing number of United States diplomats in Russian Federation by 755 people


But the bill could end up penalising European firms that contribute to the development of Russia's energy sector. The Kremlin had previously said that it would not impose any sanctions on the USA until Trump signs the bill. Senator John McCain, a leading congressional voice calling for a firm line against Russian Federation, said before the vote on yesterday's bill: "The United States of America needs to send a strong message to Vladimir Putin and any other aggressor that we will not ... Read More »

Kyle Busch Scores 5th Pole of Season at Pocono

For the series-leading fifth time this season, Kyle Busch will start from pole in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The teams of Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing) and Truex (Furniture Row Racing) are closely aligned and effectively operate as one organization. Read More »

Trump Threatens to End Insurance Payments if No Healthcare Bill

We'll make them tomorrow", Mulvaney said, according to the Independent Journal Review. Trump has only guaranteed the payments through July, which ends Monday. Mr Trump previously said the law that he and others call Obamacare would stop immediately whenever those payments stop. Many, including Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who all voted to kill the Senate's latest health bill push - a "skinny repeal" that did away with the individual and employer ... Read More »

Top Republican drafting bill to protect special counsel

While speaking to reporters, Graham also weighed in on Trump's ongoing "effort to marginalize and humiliate" Sessions. Earlier this week, Mr Trump said he was "disappointed" with Mr Sessions, tweeting that he had "taken a VERY weak position" on the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. Read More »

How Trump could still cause Obamacare to collapse


Additionally, there is only a single health care insurance provider on the private marketplace in the state: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma. Capital & Main: What happened in the Senate Tuesday? The reasons behind such high rates of physical and mental illnesses are too many to count, although extreme financial burden and fear of instability are certainly massive contributing factors. Read More »

Useless: Kellyanne Conway explains why Reince Priebus was canned


So we have great faith, and that will be done. "And again, when you're in any place of work - Martha, you're in yours now, I'll be in mine again with a new chief of staff this weekend or Monday - and you have to know what the structure and the rules are and people are going to respect those", Conway lectured. Read More »

Russian Federation displays naval might in parade


During last year's ceremony, President Vladimir Putin said: "Navy Day is not just a national holiday, but also an old and glorious tradition". "Today, the Navy completes not only the traditional tasks, but also adequately responds to the new challenges, makes a significant contribution to the struggle against terrorism and piracy". Read More »

Marcos Peña valoró el trabajo conjunto entre Nación y Santa Fe ciudad


El jueves pasado, el funcionario participó de una cena con empresarios de la región con el objetivo de recaudar recursos para la campaña y este viernes recorrió obras que se desarrollan en barrio Barranquitas con fondos de la Nación. "Este respaldo mayoritario de la ciudadanía a un mensaje de esperanza, de cambio y un acompañamiento muy fuerte en particular a María Eugenia (Vidal , gobernadora bonaerense) en el corazón de la discusión nacional, que es la provincia de Buenos Aires", afirmó. Read More »

Embattled Trump replaces chief of staff


In a growing rift between Trump and Priebius, the President's new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, had criticized Priebius in posts on Twitter this week as well as a profanity-laced interview with New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza. Read More »