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Putin Responds to Media Hype Around Russian Navy Parade in St. Petersburg

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What we see is merely a growth of anti-Russian hysteria...for domestic policies between President Trump, and his political opponents. U.S. and Russian flags hung at the U.S. Mr Trump can impose new sanctions at any time through an executive order. The bill underwent revisions to address concerns voiced by American oil and natural gas companies that sanctions specific to Russia's energy sector could backfire on them to Moscow's benefit. Read More »

Russian Federation hits back over sanctions, orders United States diplomats to leave

Never in doubt was a cornerstone of the legislation that bars Trump from easing or waiving the additional penalties on Russian Federation unless Congress agrees. Russian Federation denies it interfered in the election and Trump has said there was no collusion. With the inquiry, now led by special counsel Robert Mueller, touching key Trump aides including son-in-law Jared Kushner, the president has railed against the probe as "fake news" and a "phony Russian Witch Hunt". Read More »

Lanka, China sign $1.1 bn Hambantota port deal

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He said the money realised from the 70 per cent transfer of equity on a 99-year lease of the Hambantota port will be set off against debts owed to China. India perceives it as a danger to its national security. The Cabinet approved the agreement Tuesday after a almost six-month delay since the framework deal was signed and immediately drew public criticism and protests. Read More »

5 things you need to know now

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How real is that threat, and how imminent? As it's charged with administering the healthcare law, HHS has considerable authority to undermine it, if it chooses. What would cause slow erosion? And they could stop trying to keep insurance companies in the markets. They are more financially secure, they have better access to care, and they are probably getting healthier, too. Read More »

10 carnival ride accidents before the Ohio State Fair fatality

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That includes three Fire Ball rides , eight Freak Out rides, and one Extreme ride that are in IL. In Santa Cruz, inspectors will be out there Thursday morning to check out the ride and to make sure it is safe. Riders were thrown into the air when the ride began to fall apart. The fair at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum has carnival games, shows and 42 rides - the Fire Ball among them. Read More »

Rashan Charles death: Protesters throw bottles at police

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Last night protesters barricaded the busy road using mattresses and bins before throwing missiles at officers amid rising tensions. The death of Charles is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. It comes just days after wheelie bins were set on fire outside Stoke Newington Police Station as protests turned nasty . Later in the evening, police tweeted an image of a damaged police auto and said their officers had suffered "abuse and violence". Read More »

Retailers Rejoice As Border Adjustment Tax Plan Falls Through

Abandoning border adjustment, which taxes imports but not exports, means Republicans in the House, Senate, and White House will have to agree on additional revenue raisers and base erosion measures. and members of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of conservative and libertarian members, have been critical of full expensing, saying they would prefer lower rates. Read More »

Possible Rain Throughout the Day

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Skies will clear overnight and sunny skies will prevail this weekend. The temperatures will still be in the lower 90s with partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will dip down to the high 50s overnight. The humidity is still there throughout our Thursday , but that should break to begin a nice weekend. More sunshine and a pleasant day is ahead for Sunday . Read More »

Trump replaces Chief of Staff Priebus, appoints John Kelly

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Then it was Sean Spicer, the beleaguered press secretary doubling as communications director, who left the day Trump brought on board NY financier Anthony Scaramucci as the new communications director. "Reince is. a paranoiac ", Scaramucci told The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza . Before Spicer and Priebus, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned in February over allegations of improper contacts with Russian Federation, and former White House Communications Director Mike ... Read More »

Putin threatens to retaliate over new United States sanctions

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Both were veto-proof numbers. This could particularly be a concern if the sanctions, as expected, go after European companies that are investing in Russia's energy sector. Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn had to resign after his conversations with former Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak came to light, some of which are thought to have been about easing sanctions. Read More »

Freak storm floods roads, fells trees in Istanbul

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The storm, which lasted only 20 minutes, paralysed traffic and caused flash floods that submerged cars in some streets, according to pictures on social media. Passenger Şakir Bahadır - travelling on Turkish Airlines airbus A321, flight number TK969 from Nicosia to Istanbul - told Hurriyet: " At one point, I thought the plane would land on the sea ". Read More »

Lavrov says Moscow had to react to USA sanctions

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The Senate back it 98-2 Thursday, and the House 419-3 earlier this week. Skeptical lawmakers are looking to limit the executive power's leeway to go easy on Moscow over its meddling in the 2016 presidential election. It also adds new sanctions on Russian Federation and on Iranian individuals and entities with ties to the country's ballistic missile programs. He said that the United States sanctions bill is aimed to complicate the work of Russian companies to gain competitive advantage. Read More »

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

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It is, however, expected to garner enough support to override a Trump veto. Just yesterday, by a vote of 98-2, the U.S. Senate voted for confrontation, imperialism and sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he hoped the bill would pass by unanimous voice vote. Russian Federation did not initially retaliate for Obama's December closure of the compounds - reportedly after Trump's now-resigned national ... Read More »

Senate sends new sanctions bill to President Trump

Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok into precise compliance with the number of Russian diplomats and technical personnel who are in the United States by September 1", the Russian Foreign Ministry said on July 28. Moreover, the ministry said that it reserves the reciprocal right to hit United States interests in response to the U.S. sanctions bill. Since the signing the bill will mean that the "flexibility" of the White House would be reduced, it is unclear whether President Trump will ... Read More »

More Cong MLAs quit in Gujarat

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All of these efforts are in view of the August 8, Rajya Sabha elections where Sonia Gandhi's chief political aid Ahmed Patel is up for re-election. "So our legislators are being moved to safety", Arjun Modhvadia, senior Congress leader, told reporters at Ahmedabad airport before leaving on Friday night. Read More »

School Funding Special Session Keeps Legislators & Gov. At Odds

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The time has come for Rauner to do his job and sign Senate Bill 1. But, Democrats ignore the infuriated governor's repeated demands that they send him the bill. "We're announcing a step in the right direction to protect IL taxpayers". "I still think that the overall challenge is that we don't know what we want to negotiate or what he wants to negotiate, so now that fact that he has indicated that he has a Republican team that's willing to negotiate what I hope is that they now know what ... Read More »

Putin Derides 'Illegal' Sanctions Bill - But Says He's Waiting On Final Version

Russian Federation will also close down the embassy's recreational retreat on the outskirts of Moscow as well as warehouse facilities. Russian Federation took the step after the US Senate on Thursday sent a breath-taking signal that it does not trust Trump on Russian Federation by passing a bill that imposes new sanctions on Moscow and ties the president's hands if he seeks to ease them. Read More »

Scaramucci tweets, deletes mention about Priebus, leaks

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Politico reported earlier Wednesday on the former Wall Street financier's financial holdings. "In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony. One of those biblical brothers murdered the other. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wouldn't say whether the White House believes Priebus is a leaker. Read More »

Sheena murder case: Driver implicates Indrani Mukerjea

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Rai stuck to his statement given to the CBI during the investigation, as well as the one made before a magistrate, that on April 24, 2012, Indrani and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna picked Sheena up from outside Bandra's National College, strangulated her in the vehicle, which Rai was driving, and later disposed of her body in a village near Khopoli. Read More »

Jerusalem mosque crackdown eases violence

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After intensive global diplomacy, Israel had removed the metal detectors on Tuesday. Palestinians claim Israel is trying to cement control over the site. Muslims believe the site marks the spot where the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven. "Such unacceptable and provocative behavior at all levels infuriates all of us, leads to insecurity and fuels extremism in the region", Abdullah said. Read More »

North Korea fires a missile into Japan's waters

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New Zealand's Foreign Minister has called North Korea's latest long-range missile test "completely unacceptable". Experts said the ICBM may have had a range capable of reaching the USA state of Alaska. Japan has lodged a strong protest with North Korea. Seoul and Washington are now analyzing what type of missile it was and how long it flew, the military said. Read More »

LS passes Bill to give autonomy to IIMs

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Describing the Bill as historic, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said it would help IIMs become quality institutions like the Harvard University. He said, "It is a historical bill which will bring a new era in management education in the country". Read More »

Arizona's Secretary of State gets new request for voter info

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Trump set up the commission ostensibly to investigate voter fraud after he said, without evidence, that millions of people had voted illegally in the 2016 election he won. "The only information that will be made public are statistical conclusions drawn from the data, other general observations that may be drawn from the data, and any correspondence that you may send to the Commission in response to the narrative questions enumerated in the June 28 letter", he wrote. Read More »

Priebus the latest official to leave Trump administration

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On the face of it, John Kelly's new job as White House chief of staff looks easier than the one he's held as U.S. president Donald Trump's Homeland Security secretary. "I think General Kelly is a brilliant pick", Priebus continued. Who else would be at the "head" besides the person whose job it is to run the White House? He left the plane at about 5:01 p.m.in NY. Read More »

Senate Moves Toward Vote on 'Skinny Repeal' of Obamacare

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John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Susan Collins (Maine). The US Senate Republicans failed to overturn the healthcare law known as Obamacare early on Friday, in a stinging blow to President Donald Trump that effectively ended the Republican Party's seven-year quest to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act . Read More »