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European Union warns Poland over controversial judicial reform bills

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If Poland's government fails to comply, the Commission said it would trigger a procedure under Article 7 of the EU treaty that can lead to stripping the EU member state of its voting rights in the Union institutions. European Council President and former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will be questioned on August 3 in Poland on an investigation into official neglect of duty linked to the 2010 Smolensk air disaster. Read More »

McCain to come back to Senate Tuesday

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They have nearly no margin for error making the presence of the 80-year-old McCain crucial if the vote is to succeed. "Stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on the radio, television and Internet". "I don't think that's going to work in the end, and probably shouldn't", he said. In a statement posted later on her website, Ward said McCain's cancer is "both devastating and debilitating" and he "owes it to the people of Arizona to step aside" when he's no longer able to perform his ... Read More »

Holdouts break as Senate votes to debate repeal

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Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC decried the bill as "a political punt" on Tuesday, saying he would not vote for "a scaled down version". Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia said of the proposal. "We'll just have to see what happens this week and make those judgements". This is not how we are supposed to do things, and it shuts out the people who elected us. Read More »

Cop Checks on Car After Accident, Gets Murdered

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Aaron Allan, 38, was at the scene with a second officer, from the Homecroft Police Department, and an off-duty Johnson County Sheriff's deputy. Allan, who had wanted to be a police officer since he was 5 years old, spent six of his about 20 years in law enforcement with the Southport Police Department, a force comprised of about 30 volunteer officers. Read More »

Trump could be burning bridges with his fiery attacks on Jeff Sessions

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SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: He can be disappointed in someone but still want them to continue to do their job. They said Trump has neither fully articulated nor set in motion a plan to replace Sessions. for my relationship with the president". "That's a matter of the separation of powers, and appointing a Justice Department special counsel is outside of the power of Congress". Read More »

Dude Wrecks New Ferrari Just 1 Hour After Buying It

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After its unscheduled flight, the F430 careered down a bank for 50 metres before coming to a halt in a field and proceeding to burst into flames. Police said the driver, who walked away from crash with cuts and bruises, was "very lucky". The driver escaped with cuts and bruises. . In the same post South Yorkshire Police reminded drivers to take care on the roads, explaining that in recent weeks "driving styles have not reflected the road and weather conditions". Read More »

Nitish sworn in as CM; trust vote today

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Recalling that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had questioned Nitish's "political DNA" ahead of the 2015 elections, he said, "It has been proved today that the political DNA of BJP and JD (U) is identical - opportunism, treachery, hunger for power and disregard of people's mandate". Read More »

Scaramucci: Let Priebus 'Explain He's Not A Leaker'

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The 1978 Ethics in Government Act requires senior-level officials to file public reports about their finances. Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier, said Thursday in a television interview that he has a "very good idea who the senior leakers are", adding that he had talked to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and to his "buddies" in the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the matter. Read More »

Mike Ashley wins over '£15m Sports Direct deal' in a pub

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Handing down his judgment , Mr Justice Leggatt said that no reasonable person could have considered Ashley's offer to be serious and that Blue's attempts to enforce it show that "the human capacity for wishful thinking knows few bounds". "If I did say to Mr Blue that I would pay him £15m if he could increase [Sports Direct's] share price to £8, it would be obvious to everyone, including Mr Blue, that I wasn't being serious". Read More »

Check upsc.gov.in for UPSC preliminary examination results 2017

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The Civil Services main exam is scheduled for October 28. Almost 14000 candidates have qualified the civil services preliminary exam while close to 1300 have cleared the IFS prelims exam, sources said. The candidates are requested to visit the Commission's website (http://www.upsc.gov.in) for updates in this regard. The candidates can access the marks-sheets after keying in their Roll Numbers and date of birth. Read More »

MCC sanctions Lord's honour board for Women cricketers

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The Maharashtra Government has announced a cash reward of Rs. 50 lakh for each player of the Indian women's cricket team for their stellar performance throughout the recently-concluded ICC Women?s World Cup. "After going through the World Cup and the way women's cricket has responded and improved the standard, they are taking it to different level, scoring more than 300 plus". Read More »

Russia Orders US Embassy Staff Cuts in Sanctions Retaliation

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The retaliatory measures would mirror the White House's decision in December a year ago to confiscate two Russian diplomatic compounds in NY and Maryland and expel 35 Russian diplomats from the country. Russia's response, announced by the Foreign Ministry, came a day after the US Senate voted to slap new sanctions on Russian Federation, putting President Donald Trump in a tough position by forcing him to take a hard line on Moscow or veto the legislation and anger his own Republican Party. Read More »

Scaramucci Literally Accuses Bannon of Figurative Autofellatio

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The language in question , which Scaramucci described with paradoxical understatement, included his characterization of Priebus as a "a fucking paranoid schizophrenic" and Bannon as someone who is trying to build a personal brand "off the fucking strength of the President". Read More »

Clashes as Palestinians end boycott of Jerusalem holy site

The Palestinian Red Crescent said at least eight people have been injured in a melee that broke out after nightfall on Thursday. It said the security measures were necessary to prevent more attacks and are standard procedure to ensure safety at sites around the world. Read More »

'Corbyn Misled The Electorate' Says Chancellor Philip Hammond

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On Wednesday, shadow chancellor John McDonnell corrected his leader's line, saying that Labour had not ruled out any option on the single market. Spearheading the latest Tory attack, Chancellor Philip Hammond said: "As their £100bn broken promise on student debt shows, Labour aren't being straight with the British public". Read More »

Alternative fact of the week: Welcome to the White House, Mooch

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As you know, from the Italian expression, the fish stinks from the head down . Reince Priebus in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Feb 1, 2017. Scaramucci continued his public praise of the president adding, "he's the smartest person that I've ever worked for ... he has intuition, he has judgement and he has a temperament in a way that I have never seen". Read More »

England march into European Championship quarter-finals

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Portugal are the lowest ranking team in the tournament, while England have already beaten Scotland by 6 goals to nil and Spain with 2 goals to nil. Dolores Silva hit a free-kick a yard wide of the England post in the 70th minute and Siobhan Chamberlain had to make a save in the England goal in the last minute. Read More »

Jerusalem's holy site crisis

Palestinians viewed the move as Israel asserting further control over the site. Beirut, July 27, 2017-Israeli authorities should immediately stop threatening to expel Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Read More »

Trial dates fixed for Jong-nam's accused murderers

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They allegedly committed the offense at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) Departure Hall at about 9am on February 13, according to Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction. The women's lawyers said they would enter pleas at the start of the trial in October. But, the tensions had finally eased after Malaysia agreed to the return of Kim body to Pyongyang. Read More »

Japan Retail Sales Gain 0.2% In June

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Singapore will release June data for producer prices; in May, producer prices were down 1.9% on month and up 0.1% on year. Further, data on household expenditures showed overall household spending rose 2.3 percent year on year in June, recovering from a drop of 0.1 percent in May and coming in far above expectations of a 0.6 percent rise. Read More »

Trump's New Lawyer for Russia Probe Praises Mueller

Pointing to Price, a former six-term congressman from Georgia, whom he put in charge of selling the GOP reform bill, Trump said, "By the way, are you going to get the votes?" The White House appears to be girding for war against those investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and any connections to the Trump campaign. Read More »

Medicaid helps care for generations

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They should lift restrictions to allow health-care plans to be offered across state lines so individuals and families can shop for the best plan at an affordable price. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., may put the repeal of the Affordable Care Act on the floor of the agenda for a procedural vote for further consideration. Read More »

Scaramucci makes profane, sexually explicit rant about Preibus, Bannon

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Priebus ' job. Spewing expletives, Scaramucci said he would fire every single official in the White House unless Lizza told him who leaked the information about the dinner . Other brothers can fight with each other and get along. At this point, I'm waiting for Scaramucci to walk over to the bar door, lock it and turn to everyone inside and say , " Now yous can't leave ". Read More »

Woman Threatens Somalians in Walmart Parking Lot

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Sarah Hassan , a passenger in the auto, can be heard saying, "You are a racist person, and I am not going back to my country", as she filmed Hensley's tirade. In a Facebook message to KVVR, Hensley said, "There are absolutely no excuses". Her apology read: 'I would first like to apologize for the frightful things that I said to the two ladies at Walmart. Read More »

GOP needs to live up to promises on health care

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On Wednesday, the Senate, including seven Republicans , voted down a bill that would have repealed some of the most important provisions of the A.C.A., or Obamacare, without a replacement. Researchers said with the adoption of the ACA, the number of people covered by Medicaid in Maryland increased more than 20 percent and the total number of the state's emergency department visits fell by more than 36,000 during the study period. Read More »

Japan defence minister to quit - NHK

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Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will take over Inada's duties alongside his own until a new defense chief is appointed. Earlier, embattled Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said she was resigning, after a series of gaffes, missteps and a cover-up at her ministry that have contributed to a sharp plunge in public support for Abe. Read More »

Swedish Cabinet reshuffled in wake of IT security row

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According to the newspaper, with this action, Loften seeks to mitigate the political impact of the scandal triggered by the alleged data leak from the Transport Agency, which could remove his Swedish Social Democratic Party, a governing minority organization, from power. Read More »