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Republicans pass banking bill, Knight touts small business impact

The legislation also repeals Dodd-Frank's Durbin amendment, which places limits on debit card processing fees, and the Volcker Rule , which bans banks from speculatively investing borrowed money in ways proven not to benefit customers, among other cuts to provisions specifically created to protect the average Jill. Read More »

Five Victims, Including Two Single Parents, And Gunman In Workplace Shooting Identified


The active shooting was reported at about 8:03 a.m. and deputies arrived minutes later to find three men and one woman dead, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said. Neumann had a record of minor crimes, none violent, dating back almost 20 years. Shelley Adams told ABC News that her sister told her she was inside her place of business this morning when she walked out of the bathroom and saw someone lying on the floor. Read More »

Xbox Scorpio just got 1GB more powerful, sort of

Creating awesome games never has been a problem for Nintendo, and it probably never will. This averages out to mere minutes per player. Yesterday, there was a big kerfuffle on the internet about SIE global head for marketing and sales, Jim Ryan, speaking to Time and questioning the actual usage of backwards compatibility (counter to the actuality of the Xbox One ). Read More »

Tehran attackers IS recruits from Iran

Hours after conciliatory comments from his State Department, the president on Wednesday offered a seemingly contradictory statement, providing solace to the victims while delivering a broadside against Tehran. Reza Seifollahi, an official in the country's Supreme National Security Council, was quoted by Iranian media as saying that the perpetrators of the attacks were Iranian nationals. Read More »

President Trump 'told lies', Comey testifies

Comey said Trump sought the loyalty pledge at a January 27 private dinner at the White House. That was heightened last month when the president fired the man leading the investigation. In a startling disclosure, Comey revealed that after his firing he had actually tried to spur the special counsel's appointment by giving one of his memos about Trump to a friend, believed to be a Columbia Law School professor, of his to leak to the press. Read More »

Ireland's next prime minister is a conservative, gay 38-year-old

Varadkar succeeds Enda Kenny, who was party leader for 15 years and who will stand down as prime minister when parliament is expected to ratify Varadkar. The win is a result of Varadkar's endorsement by the Fine Gael majority, local council members, and 51 of the 73 parliamentary colleagues which counted for 65% of the total. Read More »

Korea Leader Warns North After Latest Missile Launch


All five permanent members of the Security Council have said that no major new sanctions will be imposed as a result of the continuous testing of missiles; a Security Council diplomat said today that it would take a nuclear test to up the ante on sanctions, and even then, China might be reluctant to squeeze North Korea too hard, Falk adds. Read More »

Branson calls Trump 'naive' for exiting Paris climate accord


As a poorer country , North Korea has an interest in maintaining compliance with the United Nation's climate conventions to stave off starvation, drought, sea level rise and extreme weather. Edmund Brown, Jr. and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Our future depends on remaining engaged on the world stage, and we can't afford to shirk our duty. This week, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg , the U.N. Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon: Kezia Dugdale told me Labour should stop opposing indyref2

Mr Mundell predicted gains for the Conservatives north of the border including wins in their three target seats across the south of Scotland , which would include a successful defence of his Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale seat. In his victory speech, Mr Clark said: "The silent majority have spoken". He went on to congratulate his opponent Patsy King, for the success that the Labour party is showing across the United Kingdom. Read More »

Angus King: 'Ridiculous, Disappointing' Intel Chiefs Refused to Answer Questions

But King said their responses were unacceptable. "I'm not interested in repeating myself sir", Rogers said. Sen. Mark Warner , Democrat of Virginia, began the questioning by asking, "In your experience, would it be in any way typical for a president to ask questions or bring up an ongoing FBI investigation, particularly if that investigation concerns associates and individuals that might be associated with the president's campaign, or his activities?" The FBI and other US ... Read More »

Security Dominates Election Campaign After London Attack

All were wearing fake explosive gear on their bodies, police said . People gather during an event for the victims of Saturday night's London Bridge terror attack. British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as an Italian nat. But Butt, 27, was not the typical resident of the East London neighborhood of Barking. Read More »

Diplomatic efforts intensify to resolve Gulf dispute

Bahrain , along with Egypt, Saudia Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday over its alleged support for terrorist groups and Iran - charges Qatar denies. Gargash said the four Arab states seek a "political commitment to change course" by Qatar, including ending its support for the Brotherhood and Hamas. Read More »

Iran implicitly blames Saudis, US for Tehran terror attacks

The statement released the names of terrorists as Abu Jahad, Ghayom, Fereidoun, Saryas and Ramin but to some social and security considerations their family names will not be revealed, APA reported citing IRNA. The U.S. has designated Iran a state sponsor of terrorism since 1984. Iranian authorities say five of the assailants in the attacks who were killed in the incident were Iranian nationals. Read More »

Britain votes: 6 takeaways from the UK's general election

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, who has headed the party since 2014, said that the poor results meant that she would need to "reflect" on the appetite for a new referendum. "I wouldn't necessarily say it's at the top". "So I can't see them holding together. If they do seek to do a coalition with the DUP. well, pardon the expression but someone used it during the campaign, it is a coalition of chaos", he added, in a jibe at May's description of what a Labour win would bring. Read More »

Qatar Warns Blockade Will Have "Negative" Effects On Region


The announcement was made by Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani. Qatar's foreign minister said that the country doesn't see military solution as an option to the Gulf crisis. Sheikh Mohammed told The Associated Press on Thursday that Sheikh Tamim "is not going to leave the country while the country is in blockade", in effect turning down the mediation offer. Read More »

Iran attacks 'reinforce hatred' for US, Saudi: leader

The men had reportedly visited the jihadis' strongholds of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq before returning to Iran in summer 2016 "to carry out terrorist operations in religious cities". Two militant groups, Jaish al-Adl and Jundallah, have been also waging an insurgency in Iran, mostly in remote areas, for nearly a decade. Trump's statement is "counter-productive and further narrows the opportunity for engagement between the United States and Iran on countering a common enemy", said Ellie ... Read More »

French Socialist President Really Proud of Shaking Trump's Hand

While the French ambassador, Gérard Araud , did not reveal what he told the Macron, Capehart and another guest jokingly told him that he should discuss Trump's handshake with Macron. But at least he can brag about his extended handshake with Trump. Their knuckles turned white, their jaws clenched and their faces tightened. Handshakes are a very big thing to this president, writes CNN's Chris Cillizza. Read More »

UoH finds a place in QS World University Rankings


Karnataka's Manipal University was ranked highest among private universities in the country. While for the other countries of the world, Pakistan's neighbor India has 8 universities in the top 500 universities of the world whereas China has 21, Taiwan has 11, Saudi Arabia has 4 and Malaysia has 5 universities in the top and peak 500 universities. Read More »

End of Israeli occupation would benefit both sides: United Nations right chief

From 1949 until 1967, the eastern part of Jerusalem and the West Bank were occupied by Jordan, while the Gaza Strip was occupied by Egypt. Jews were expelled from Jordanian-controlled territory, including from the Old City of Jerusalem. For most of the ignoramus academics and journalists, mostly blinded by lies and Leftism ideology, the Six Day War is when the history of the Israel/Arab conflict began. Read More »

Comey Testimony Raises New Questions About Jeff Sessions And Russia

Comey said that as of his dismissal on May 9, Trump was not personally under investigation. The term quickly became a trending topic on Twitter. The Late Show host then flashed an image of Trump and his sons, Donald Jr. "Today, Mr. Comey admitted that he leaked to friends of his purported memos of those privileged communications", he said, although Trump said previously that he would not claim executive privilege when it comes to keeping his communications with Comey private. Read More »

Qatar crisis grows as Arab nations draw up terror sanctions list

CNN and The Guardian have also reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes Russian hackers planted a false story about the emir of Qatar in recent weeks, potentially contributing to the crisis. "This list is connected to Qatar and serves suspicious agendas in an indication of the duality of Qatar policies", read the statement from the four countries, adding "they won't be lenient in pursuing" those on the list. Read More »

Lorde announces world tour including United Kingdom and Europe dates


New Zealand-born Lorde announced over social media platform Twitter that she would begin her 15-date European tour at the 02 Manchester Apollo on September 26, 2017. Lorde has followed through on her promise to return to Kiwi stages, announcing six intimate New Zealand shows for November. Lorde will kick off her tour in her home country, then hit up Perth , Sydney (as the youngest performer ever to headline the Opera House forecourt), Brisbane, Canberra , and finally, Melbourne. Read More »

Iran says attackers were IS members, had been to Iraq, Syria strongholds

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet on Thursday called the White House comments " repugnant " and accused the U.S. of supporting terror. In the midst of the unfolding attacks, the intelligence ministry said a third team had been stopped before the attacks started, but no further details have since been given. Read More »

Theresa May regretting election call now, Nicola Sturgeon claims

Before the election , the SNP said they were seeking a "triple lock" on a second referendum, after their victory in the 2016 Scottish parliament election and a vote of MSPs earlier this year. While the nationalists remain well ahead in the polls, it is unlikely the party will be able to match its landslide success at the 2015 general election, when it won 56 of Scotland's 59 available Westminster seats. Read More »

'Manspreading' is now a no-no on Madrid's public buses


Madrid's EMT transport corporation has unveiled a new set of stickers to be placed on all city buses including one of a male figure with his knees spread wide apart, accompanied by the slogan "Respect others' space". Madrid joins other cities like NY which, back in 2015, put up graphics with the message "Dude, stop the spread", prompting men to lash back with infuriated emails to the MTA about other offenses like BO, fat people, pursespreading, and big boobs. Read More »

Nick Clegg first 'big beast' to lose seat


Speaking after his defeat, Mr Clegg said: "In my time in parliament I have never shirked from political battles I have never retreated from the political battlefield". Stephen Howse said: "Aye, it is probably so". Alex Salmond, who led the SNP into the Scottish independence referendum in 2014, lost his Gordon seat to the Conservatives . Read More »

Dem Ossoff Destroys Handel Over Climate Change in GA Special Election Debate


But her choice of words - "I do not support a livable wage" - could become fodder against her before the June 20 special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. Sen. Tim Kaine, the Democrats' 2016 vice presidential candidate, tweeted, "I stand for better skills, better jobs, better wages!" Handel had previously accused Ossoff of not wanting national exposure because of his "flimsy resume". Read More »

Trump tweets could create ethics headaches for DOJ lawyers: Frankel

U.S. President Donald Trump faced criticism and claims that he undercut his own stalled travel order pending before the Supreme Court by saying it is "watered down" and "politically correct" and should have been "tougher". Remember, candidate Trump had called for a "Muslim ban". After a relatively buttoned up foreign trip where he didn't hold a news conference and didn't tweet much, Trump reembraced Twitter, launching a series a tweets about the "fake" media soon after landing late ... Read More »

The UK election result: Three things Irish businesses should monitor

One is for the Conservative Party, which won the most seats, to operate as a minority government , requiring the support of small parties to vote policies through. The poll predicted the Conservatives would win a mere 314 seats in the general election , putting it 12 seats short of an overall majority. The SNP's leader in the British parliament, Angus Robertson, was among those who lost their seats. Read More »

India, Pakistan become full members of SCO

The Indian prime minister also underlined India's commitment to trade in various sectors including energy, education, security, minerals, development partnership, investment etc. Modi is expected to flag a host of issues that have bedevilled India-China ties, including Beijing's consistent blocking New Delhi's efforts to sanction JeM chief Masood Azhar at the United Nations, and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CEPC) that runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Read More »

A look at how Trump's climate moves affect the coal industry

Immediately following Mr Trump's unprecedented move, three state governors created the US Climate Alliance which pledged to uphold their obligations under the Paris agreement . "The selfish act of the U.S. does not only have grave consequences for the global efforts to protect the environment, but poses great danger to other areas as well", a statement from the country's foreign ministry says. Read More »