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Trump Signs New Russian Sanctions Bill Into Law

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The bill is one of the first major pieces of legislation that was sent to Trump's desk, and it represents a rebuke of the President by giving Congress new veto power to block him from removing Russian Federation sanctions. -Russia relations. This comes after the bill was overwhelmingly approved in the House and Senate. The new law also prohibits ships owned by the North Korean government or any country not complying with U.N. Read More »

VENEZUELA: 'Election turnout figures manipulated by 1m votes'

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Maduro says the assembly's installation has been pushed back to Friday in order to "organize it well in peace and tranquility". NPR's Philip Reeves, reporting from Caracas Monday , saying that: "The election council - the electoral council in Venezuela claims that 42 percent voted". Read More »

Scaramucci had to go. Now, it's time to discipline Trump

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Scaramucci has no role within the administration at present, according to the White House . He offers Mr. Trump a semblance of order in a White House rife with palace intrigue - if Trump lets him. But the big problem here is still communications. But most important for Kelly's success, Whipple said, will be imposing some discipline on Trump's use of Twitter. Read More »

Despite condemnation, North Korea finds ways to qualify for assistance

The US has further condemned North Korea's missile tests after a rocket fell back to Earth near a French commercial airline. "We are trying to convey to the North Koreans: 'We are not your enemy, we are not your threat". The Air Force says the test was to check the readiness, effectiveness and accuracy of the weapons system. In February, another test missile was launched from the base. Read More »

Italy focuses on Libya mission to manage migrant crisis

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The objective of the mission approved on August 2, 2017, by the Italian parliament is to assist Libyan forces in the "fight against illegal immigration and human smuggling" through reconnaissance, surveillance, and sharing intelligence. The migrants debate has become a source of political friction ahead of Italy's elections expected in early 2018. On Monday three aid NGOs, out of nine operating in the central Mediterranean, accepted the Italian code of conduct. Read More »

HR McMaster Fires Trump Loyalist From National Security Council

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It adds that McMaster "determined that, at this time, a different set of experiences is best-suited to carrying that work forward". McMaster had previously tried to remove Cohen-Watnick from the National Security Council but was overruled by Trump, who heeded interventions on Cohen-Watnick's behalf by Bannon and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who is the senior administration official responsible for Middle East policy. Read More »

Veterans choice program legislation heads to Trump

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Veterans who can not access a certain treatment within the VA may also participate in the Veterans Choice program. According to the New York Times, VA Secretary David Shulkin said that without an infusion the program would be broke before the end of this month. Read More »

'Maniac' Kim threatens nuclear war, warns Duterte

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Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte is never shy about commenting on his fellow world leaders, whether he's calling the top brass at the United Nations "stupid" or labelling Barack Obama a "son of a b*tch". I don't know what will happen to us. Duterte is this year's chairman of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), a partnership of ten southeastern Asian countries and Monday, the Philippines will host a security forum of 27 countries that will include ASEAN countries and ... Read More »

Residents evacuated after freight train derailment, fire

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At least 32 cars on a CSX freight train derailed at Hyndman, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) southeast of Pittsburgh. Officials say some train cars that derailed in Pennsylvania were carrying hazardous materials and the cars still are burning hours after the derailment. Read More »

Troopers investigate 11-year-old girl's death as homicide

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Officers arrived and determined the victim, identified as Jacelyn D. A man has been charged with murdering a child in his Chenango County home. Officials are still investigating O'Connor's death. He was arraigned in Chenango County Court and remanded without bail. The investigation remains open. Jacelyn was a bright, spunky, loved student at Morris Central School, according to a statement released by the school district this afternoon. Read More »

NY to share information about voters with Trump commission probing voter fraud

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State elections officials on Wednesday agreed to send Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity a copy of New York's voter database, which includes names, addresses and voting histories of voters in NY. "We had no lawful reason to deny it under NY election law and (New York's Freedom of Information Law)", said Board of Elections spokesman John Conklin. Read More »

Russian private citizens fighting for Syria's Assad are volunteers

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A Reuters report which claims the Russian death toll in Syria this year was four times higher than officially released data has drawn strong criticism from Moscow, with the defense ministry saying it causes nothing but contempt. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia has nothing to do with Russian volunteers fighting in Syria. In late 2015, Russian Federation began extensive air operations in Syria - at Assad's invitation - with the stated aim of "fighting terrorism" and propping up ... Read More »

Timeline: Neymar's potential move to PSG

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Before meeting with Barcelona's executives, Neymar spent 30 minutes at the club's training ground in Sant Joan Despi telling Messi, his other teammates and coach Ernesto Valverde that he wanted to leave. "Especially when this club is infringing rules and laws". "It was an enormous pleasure to have shared all these years with you, my friend Neymar ". Read More »

Trump Says US 'Losing' Afghan War in Tense Meeting With Generals

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Joseph Dunford replace Nicholson since he is not winning, according to NBC News . Trump has not met Nicholson, and the Pentagon has been considering extending his time in Afghanistan. "The clear message if you heard the story was: high-priced consultants or high-priced anybody, expensive supposedly-big-brained people, but who are physically far from the source of the problem, often give you much worse advice than the supposedly low-ranking guys who are right there", an official told NBC. Read More »

Trump White House Under New Management

During his meeting with small business leaders, Trump jokingly complained out loud that Kelly had not made journalists give him credit for a years-long economic recovery. "He is doing the best he can", said a Trump supporter in Youngstown, Ohio. "He has an obligation to be president for all of us and stop the chaos". Read More »

North Korea's ICBM fires up fears in South for USA alliance

In light of that, Mr Tillerson repeated at length that the USA wasn't seeking regime change and said the goal was dialogue, but one not based on the assumption that North Korea could keep its nuclear weapons. "If there's going to be a war to stop [North Korea], it will be over there". What's been said before: Ambassador Nikki Haley, the U.S. representative to the United Nations, said the "time for talk is over" after the Friday missile test, though she was referring to the UN Security ... Read More »

Flash Flood Warning for parts of Cattaraugus, Allegany counties

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Palomar Mountain State Park, Palomar Mountain, Hwy 79 between Oak Grove, Pauma Valley, La Jolla Indian reservation and Pauma Indian Reservation could be affected by the storm. While much of the rain is expected to be over by 7 p.m., Thomas said the warning is until 9 p.m. because it takes time for the water to run off the hills and accumulate into the valleys. Read More »

Ukraine Signs Deal To Buy American Coal

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And with Russia preparing for its late summer military exercises - 100,000 troops strong - on the eastern edge of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation territory, the time could not be better for a military boost to Ukraine that at least indicates the US will not stand idly by in the face of Russian aggression. Read More »

Turkey replaces Army, Navy and Air Force Chiefs

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Military officials were not available for comment. Bostanoglu would be replaced by Vice Admiral Adnan Ozbal and General Hasan Kucukakyuz would replace Unal as air force commander, CNN Turk added. He denies the charges. The council also has shifted to give more prominence to government ministers, and meetings now are hosted by the prime minister instead of being held at military headquarters. Read More »

Alert: Trump May Take Trade Action Against China

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Trump on Saturday expressed frustration with China's behaviour in the North Korea missile crisis, accusing it of not doing enough and seeming to raise the idea of trade and other reprisals against Beijing. The United States has a long list of grievances with China, ranging from accusations of steel dumping to theft of U.S. companies' intellectual property. Read More »

White House clashes with NY Times on immigration

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A White House press briefing descended into a tense historical debate in which Donald Trump's presidential adviser Stephen Miller accused a CNN reporter of showing " cosmopolitan bias ". He assured Miller that, of course, he understands that English speakers hail from all over the world. When Miller then said the poem was " added later " to the statue, Acosta retorted, "that sounds like some sort of National Park revisionism". Read More »

Senate Democrats offer Republicans help on tax reform - with conditions

The letter says that Democrats hope to work with Republicans to promote investment and modernize what they deem the country's outdated tax code. In the health care debate, the real question is: What's the goal? "Tax reform can not be a cover story for delivering tax cuts to the wealthiest", wrote the lawmakers. Read More »

Santosh Mohan Dev's death condoled

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I express solidarity with his family and supporters, particularly Congress MP Sushmita Dev. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will attend his funeral Thursday. Dev was the Union minister for heavy industries and public enterprise in the first United Progressive Alliance government. During his active political life, Deb also served the nation as cabinet minister and minister of state with independent charge in the union cabinet. Read More »

Tillerson says United States is willing to talk to North Korea

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Tillerson will participate in meetings of diplomats of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Manila, and discuss "denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, maritime security, and counterterrorism", the State Department said. "You can stop North Korea, militarily or diplomatically", he said on NBC's "Today Show". "We do not seek an excuse to send our military north of the 38th parallel". Read More »

General Kelly Is In Command at the White House

The hotelier-turned-POTUS reportedly told members of his Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey, that he preferred staying at his own properties rather than at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, because the executive mansion is "a real dump", the Washington Post reported, citing the article on Golf.com as saying . Read More »

Trump Claims Mexico's President Praised His Border Policy. Mexico Says Nope

The most entertaining part of the footage shows a grinning Ryan sitting atop a horse next to two cowboy-hat-adorned dudes. Nerves are still raw in Mexico over the wall, Trump's attacks on Mexican immigrants as "criminals, drug dealers and rapists", and his insistence on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he accuses of shipping US jobs south of the border. Read More »

Grant Fire burning near June Lake

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Officials fear high temperatures and a chance for lightning could increase fire activity. BC Wildfire Serivice said the helicopter is maintaining the objectives of this fire today while ground crews work with heavy equipment to build guard on this fire. Read More »

Anthony Scaramucci listed as dead by Harvard alumni directory

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In this regard, I know Scaramucci . Scaramucci eventually zeroed in on Reince Priebus , then the chief of staff, calling him a "paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac". "The Lizzas and Scaramuccis have been friends for over 50 years". News broke Monday that Anthony Scaramucci would no longer be the communications director for the White House , which prompted many Americans to Google what the heck happened to the Mooch . Read More »

Rupee extends gain as RBI cuts repo rate

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Yet markets are unwilling to wager strongly on more aggressive rate cuts, with most analysts polled by Reuters expecting the repo to stay at 6% for a long time after Wednesday. The RBI said farm-loan waivers granted by state governments and planned increases in wages for public-sector employees could contribute to a rise in inflation. Read More »

Email Prankster Owns Trump's Gullible Inner Circle

It looks like another day of drama in President Donald Trump's United States, and another gap in cybersecurity too. The prankster reportedly shared the email exchanges with CNN , which identified Tom Bossert , Mr Trump's homeland security adviser, as one of the officials who fell for the prank. Read More »

China lodges protest over South Korea, US THAAD deployment talks

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The US has accused China , a key trade partner of North Korea, of failing to apply pressure on Pyongyang to stop its rocket tests. Washington does not seek regime change in North Korea and at some point would like to have a dialogue with Pyongyang to de-escalate the tensions on the peninsula, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. Read More »

Fired FBI director James Comey inks book deal

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Trump later said Comey's investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the presidential election influenced his decision. Comey and Kelly spoke when Comey was traveling back from California to Washington , D.C., He told Kelly to not resign. Read More »