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Senate proposes new Russian Federation sanctions as punishment for meddling in election

For one, new sanctions would be imposed on those linked to "malicious cyber activity" or Russian intelligence or defense services and even for allocating weapons to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government. State Department press officials did not return requests for comment on the amendment. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has already indicated his mixed feelings for the measure, saying publicly that while he agreed "with the sentiment" that Russian Federation be held accountable for ... Read More »

Taliban infiltrate Afghan army to target foreign troops

Araam added that the soldiers returned fire and killed the attacker. The diverse locations of the two most recent insider attacks shows the depth of reach now available to insurgents, with one attack taking place in eastern Nangarhar province and the second in northern Afghanistan's Balkh province. Read More »

Four hurt as tourist bus collides with bridge in Paris


There were around 20 passengers on the bus, owned by tour company Car Rouges. Fires services are at the scene and are trying to remove the bus, which is still stuck in the tunnel. The bus was traveling from the Place de la Concorde when it crashed in the tunnel on a roadway under the Alexandre III bridge, police said. "We are now conducting a thorough investigation into this incident and are working closely with the police". Read More »

On the Ground in the 6th: Scenes from Georgia's Election Night


Tim Ryan of OH told reporters about why the group got together. But Democrats did this to themselves. The election set a record for the most money ever spent on a House race, with over $50 million spent by both sides. Whit Ayres, a Republican consultant and Handel strategist, underscored her success in turning the contest into a normal partisan choice. Last year, Rice backed a leadership challenge from Ohio Democratic congressman Tim Ryan , who ran against Pelosi for minority leader ... Read More »

Helmut Kohl, German reunifier, dies

The Christian Democratic Union, the former German leaders political party, confirmed the death of the 87 year old through Twitter. Former U.S. President George H.W. German Chancellor Helmut Kohl (R) stands and French President Francois Mitterrand visiting the former Verdun battlefields on September 22, 1984. Read More »

Trump not a 'climate change denier'


The role of natural gas seems to have increased exponentially over recent years, as countries look for a fuel to bridge the gap between more intensive fossil fuels and a greener, renewable energy future, but a new report has warned of the need to take the " foot off the gas ", so to speak, to ensure we don't create stranded assets and breach the Paris Agreement's long-term temperature goal . Read More »

Saudi Arabia foils attack on Makkah Grand Mosque


A suspect blew himself up in a nearby neighborhood when his home was surrounded by security forces. The blast happened as hundreds of thousands of worshipers from around the world gathered at the Masjid al-Haram, commonly known as the Grand Mosque, for early afternoon prayers at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Read More »

Senate GOP leaders unveil bill to repeal Affordable Care Act

Dozens of amendments are expected, and the Senate schedules back-to-back-to-back votes known on Capitol Hill as a "vote-a-rama". Indiana Republican Party chairman Kyle Hupfer says the Senate legislation is all part of the GOP promise to repeal and replace the ACA. Read More »

Trump lashes out at Democrats after Georgia win


A New York Times analysis of the aftermath of the Georgia special election observed, "Part of the Democrats' challenge now is that the jobless rate is low, and numerous districts they are targeting are a lot like the Georgia seat: thriving suburbs filled with voters who have only watched their portfolios grow since Mr. Read More »

US tries to use better China ties to press North Korea


Despite this, the US-China relationship under President Trump has, so far, appeared relatively cordial after a 'successful icebreaker' at the president's Mar-a-Lago Estate. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he and the top USA diplomat affirmed with high-ranking Chinese officials Wednesday that North Korea's nuclear missile program is a threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region. Read More »

Judges affirm 'Making a Murderer' confession was coerced


Magistrate William Duffin that overturned the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey . Thursday's majority opinion discussed a "pattern of suggestive questioning" throughout the March 1 interrogation of Dassey. Dassey admits to slitting her throat, cutting her hair and raping Halbach before she's taken to the garage, where she's shot in the head. If the state does proceed to challenge the ruling, it will mean another lengthy trial for Dassey. Read More »

Angela Merkel will open Gamescom this year

It's the first time the show, held every year in Cologne, Germany, will be opened by the country's leader. The Gamescom is easily one of the biggest gaming events in the world, second only to the Asia Game Show. Gerald Böse, president and CEO of the Koelnmesse, said in a press release . "The visit of Dr. Merkel underlines the importance of the games industry for the cultural, digital and business location of Germany", said BIU managing director Felix Falk. Read More »

Kovind files nomination, accompanied by PM Modi

After filing his papers, Kovind sought to reach out to the opposition by asserting that the president's office was above party politics and that he did not belong to a party. Kovind is guaranteed to get more than 61 per cent of votes, and the finally tally depends on how some stillundecided regional parties vote, BJP source said. Read More »

Twenty dead as car bomb hits bank queue in Afghanistan

Sixty wounded people were rushed to hospital after the bombing at New Kabul Bank which upturned vehicles, left the area littered with charred debris, and sent a plume of smoke into the sky. "We are taking children to the hospital", he said. The Taliban warned on Friday against sending more Western troops to Afghanistan , while pledging that it sought only independence under Islamic rule and rejecting concerns it would harbor foreign militants. Read More »

White House Wants to Widen Syria War, Despite Pentagon Objections


On Saturday, the Syrian army said it would suspend combat operations in Daraa for 48 hours to support "reconciliation efforts". The extremist group's 7 June attack on Tehran left at least 18 people dead and more than 50 injured. Tehran has retaliated to the twin attacks claimed by the Islamic State earlier this month targeting their positions in Syria with missile strikes. Read More »

United States lays down gauntlet to China on N. Korea regime

The dialogue was one of four high-level mechanisms announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping and his USA counterpart Donald Trump during their first meeting in Florida in April. USA and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs are meeting later Wednesday in Washington for security talks. North Korea conducts about 90 percent of its trade through China . Read More »

Ketumile Masire, former Botswana president, dies at age 91


The Board of Trustees of the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation (SKMF) said in a statement that Masire had died peacefully, surrounded by his family. He was hospitalised in critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit at Bokomoso Hospital in Gabarone since June 18, reported The Independent on Friday . Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind files nomination for Presidential election

Later in the evening, Kumar visited Prasad's residence to attend an Iftar party where he was warmly greeted by the host and Deputy Chief Minister Tejawsi Yadav. Meira Kumar is the daughter of late Dalit leader Jagjivan Ram and she belongs to Arrah district in Bihar. "This was the sense of the house", said a leader present at the meeting. Read More »

South Korea Tests Missile As President Speaks Of Need To 'Dominate' North

South Korean President Moon Jae oversaw the launch 200 kilometers (124 miles) southwest of Seoul, reports Anadolu News. The ballistic missile will be deployed following two more tests. Moon's visit to the missile test site came a day after he said in an interview with Reuters that stronger worldwide sanctions should be imposed on North Korea if it tests another nuclear weapon or intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test. Read More »

Khamenei Warns Iraq Against Relying On US, Weakening Shi'ite Militia

The U.S. said it had downed the Syrian jet on Monday after it dropped bombs near the U.S. -backed Syrian Democratic Forces conducting operations against the Islamic State group, saying that was something it would not tolerate. General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, who heads the Revolutionary Guards' aerospace wing, told state television: "The missiles were fired from Iran and they passed over Iraq and landed in Syria ". Read More »

Bihar ki beti will lose presidential election: Nitish on Meira Kumar

Now, if a party argues that Kovind becoming the president is a foregone conclusion, the Opposition can counter that poor number strength in Parliament doesn't mean the Opposition must cede to the ruling party. "In our country Constitution of India is supreme". "I appeal to all members of the electoral college for support", Kovind said. "The security of our country's borders should be our top priority", he said. Read More »

USA forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates

The US-led anti-ISIL coalition said an F-15E Strike Eagle jet destroyed the Shaheed-129 drone around 12.30am, north-east of the Al Tanaf garrison which is close to the Jordanian border. Australia on Tuesday suspended its airstrikes against IS targets in Syria as a precaution, after Russian Federation announced it was suspending the hotline and warned the USA -led coalition not to fly over Syrian army positions west of the Euphrates River. Read More »

Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession


The 27-year-old - who featured in the popular Netflix show - was 16 and mentally impaired when he told police under interrogation that he helped his uncle Steven Avery rape and kill photographer Teresa Halbach. "As of today, Brendan has been locked up for 4,132 days", one of his attorneys, Laura Nirider , told USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. The majority opinion stated that, among many other things, "the leading, the fact-feeding, the false promises, the manipulation of Dassey's desire ... Read More »

Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup

Federation Internationale de Football Association will not intervene after reviewing two volatile clashes between New Zealand and Mexico players and coaches. We have 26 or 27 players to choose from but we have incredible belief. "I'm proud of what the lads did, they put in a great performance and ultimately we should have got more out of it, we didn't get the result we wanted and probably deserved". Read More »

Boys in skirts win protest


Some boys went to buy razors so they would not show off their hairy legs to fellow students. While the students clearly got their point across, the school doesn't seem likely to make an exception to their dress code any time soon, or at least without a more thorough review of their dress code. Read More »

Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela: Pelosi 'doesn't help our candidate


I'm a strategic, politically astute leader. She referenced that the GOP spent millions of dollars promoting House Speaker Paul Ryan since he was on the 2012 ticket as the vice presidential ticket and "I have a hundred million or so spent against me and his numbers are no better than mine". Read More »

Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missiles

Other carried a coffin emblazoned with a picture of US President Donald Trump and the slogan: " Death to America , death to the House of Saud ". Senior Iranian government, legislative and military officials, including President Hassan Rouhani and the Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, participated in the rallies. Read More »

Corbyn urges 'sense of solidarity in all communities' at Finsbury Park vigil


He is being held on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism, attempted murder and murder and is in custody at a south London police station. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families, and we've made it very clear to our British allies that we stand ready to provide any support or assistance", Spicer said. Read More »