Thursday July 20-th, 2017

Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller — WashPost Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller — WashPost

Mark Warner of Virginia, the panel's top Democrat, didn't provide any other details regarding the meeting. He also discussed his agency's budget. Rosenstein later appointed Robert Mueller to lead the investigation into ties between Trump's camp...

UN Security Council adds sanctions against North Korea UN Security Council adds sanctions against North Korea

The comments by Mattis, during the annual Shangri-La Dialogue, show how US President Donald Trump's administration is looking to balance working with China to restrain North Korea's advancing missile and nuclear programmes while dealing with Be...

Pakistani PM hopes for swift solution to crisis over Qatar

Doha denies the charges. Other countries, including Gulf state Kuwait, have joined in attempts to heal the rift in the region. Erdogan dubbed the Saudi-led actions as tantamount to a "death penalty" imposed on Qatar, which he said was the targe...

Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday

The Queen's Speech, a formal ceremony during which the queen reads out the government's plans for the new legislation term, will be held Wednesday. The UK has agreed to sort out its European Union "divorce bill" and citizens' residence rights b...

Document says Trump hotel brought in nearly $20M Document says Trump hotel brought in nearly $20M

That's the Office of Government Ethics to the uninitiated, and its tweet links to President Donald Trump's newly filed disclosure report . The report covers liabilities, investments, assets, income, retirement accounts and other holdings...

US Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting US Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting

Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise "will require a period of healing and rehabilitation". Scalise has undergone multiple surgeries and he is expected to need more surgeries. Hodgkinson died after being shot by police. ...

Trump keeps up criticism of Germany Trump keeps up criticism of Germany

The image of friendly relations between Germany and the USA seems distant since Trump took office. With all President Donald Trump has on his plate this week - staff shakeups, the Russian Federation probes and Jared Kushner; health care, bu...

Hot and humid in Houston thru at least Tuesday Hot and humid in Houston thru at least Tuesday

Since the pattern won't change too much for Father's Day , expect a similar forecast with afternoon showers. Like Saturday , the end of the weekend could bring some hit-and-miss afternoon storms. Rain gauges at Raleigh-Durham International Airport ...

To North Korea and back: Otto Warmbier's strange, sad trip

It did not provide other details. Otto Warmbier , a University of Virginia student, had been in a coma since shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in March 2016 for stealing a propaganda banner in North Korea . But "what this...

Guterres calls for two-state solution for Israel, Palestine

Second, and perhaps equally important, is that if the Arab states do not agree to normalize relations with Israel, as is likely, Israel can then place the blame for the failure of renewed peace talks with the Palestinians on the Arabs. Hamas is the m...

Amit Shah to meet 'opposing' ally Uddhav Thackeray Amit Shah to meet 'opposing' ally Uddhav Thackeray

The BJP chief, however, reportedly enjoys cordial relations with Thackeray. The opposition has complained that the BJP has come without any names and the Congress said the government was seeking cooperation, not consensus. Thackeray is on a t...

Crapo-backed Russian Federation sanctions bill passes Senate Crapo-backed Russian Federation sanctions bill passes Senate

Final approval of the bill came a day after a 97-2 vote in favor of an amendment to the Iran Sanctions bill that puts into law existing American sanctions against Russia , dealing not only with US protests over aggression in Crimea and Ukraine, bu...

Trump confirms he's under investigation

But a person close to Trump's outside legal team who asked not to be named said Trump was merely reacting to news reports and hadn't been notified by the special counsel that he is a subject of the investigation. The Comey dismissal could becom...

Jury hears Bill Cosby's apology for 2004 sexual encounter

Although Valliere did not talk about Constand, the defense argued she "crossed the line" into being too specific by discussing scenarios that are "eerily similar" to the case. "I apologized", Cosby said in the deposition, according to USA Today . ...

Britain-EU Brexit talks to start Monday as planned

But after a generation of discord over Europe inside her party, May's future could depend on her ability to please both the eurosceptic and pro-European factions in her party. The liberal former prime minister of Belgium is a supporter of much clos...

Taliban infiltrate Afghan army to target foreign troops Taliban infiltrate Afghan army to target foreign troops

In a statement, the Taliban greeted a "patriot soldier who carried out an attack, killing and wounding six American soldiers" without specifying whether this assailant, a member of the armed forces, came from their ranks. Analysts say such attacks ar...

Chouhan to hold fast tomorrow in Bhopal; will hear out farmers Chouhan to hold fast tomorrow in Bhopal; will hear out farmers

First, the government said that the police didn't fire at farmers during the agitation. Internet services in Mandsaur , Ratlam and Ujjain were also suspended following the farmers' protests, and a curfew was imposed. "We also asked for stern a...

Sri Lankan President, Indian envoy celebrate International Yoga Day Sri Lankan President, Indian envoy celebrate International Yoga Day

Parts of the United States , Paris, Havana in Cuba, and Peru's capital Lima are also preparing to host yoga enthusiasts. Dey recalled that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi , in his address to the 69th session of the United Nations General Asse...

White House: Trump won't sack special counsel Robert Mueller White House: Trump won't sack special counsel Robert Mueller

Ryan , Common Cause vice president for litigation and policy, wrote in a statement. They say Trump did not collude with Russian Federation and see the investigation as a politically motivated sham that handicaps Trump's ability to execute his age...

USA shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time

This came after Syrian regime SU-22 dropped bombs near Syrian Democratic Force fighters. "The Coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend Coalition or partner forc...

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