U.S. diplomats denied access to Moscow summer house

Embassy to limit the number of embassy and consular employees in the country to 455 in response to approval of the new package of American sanctions. 755 American diplomats will have to leave Russia as a result of Washington's own policies, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in an exclusive interview with the Rossiya 1 TV channel.

Congress shifting to tax reform

As Trump continues to urge the GOP to try repealing and replacing Obamacare - an effort which would exclude the input of Democrats - a significant number of Republicans are drifting in another direction. In fact, they are flat out ignoring their own president . Trump inherited the payment structure, but he also has the power to end them. "If the people who wrote this bill were proud of it, they wouldn't be forcing this vote in the dead of night".

Trump 'weighed in' on son's Russian Federation statement

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told a news conference on Tuesday that the President "certainly didn't dictate (the statement), but. Trump had any involvement in his son's statement. The Times also reported on July 11 that the president had signed off on his son's statement. Mueller is reportedly already looking into potential obstruction of justice related to former director James Comey's allegation that Trump asked him to stop the investigation into fired national ...

Customer shot armed suspect during Phoenix Walgreens robbery

According to Phoenix police, the suspect approached the Walgreens pharmacy counter and demanded oxycodone. Police said the customer who allegedly shot the suspect remained at the scene, and is with police. Arizona has a "defense of third person" law that allows someone to use deadly force against another person who is threatening or injuring a third person.

Trump signs bill approving new sanctions against Russian Federation

USA bipartisan political pressure forced President Donald Trump to sign anti-Russia sanctions into law, but the president is unlikely to heed calls to take an even more confrontational stance with Moscow and may even try to quickly fix relations, analysts told Sputnik.

Test missile launched from California coast

President Donald Trump's administration has said all options are on the table in dealing with North Korea, including military ones. The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, said on Monday that the Vandenberg test launch "must be viewed as a direct response to the North Korean launch".

Michelle Carter could get 20-year prison term at Thursday sentencing

A judge found the 20-year-old Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter on June 16, ruling that pressuring someone into suicide can be considered manslaughter in MA. Carter's lawyers had argued that she was involuntarily intoxicated by medication while messaging Roy and not in full control of her actions. Carter could face up to 20 years in prison.

Anduril Technologies introduces 'pay on delivery' for Tatkal tickets

Earlier in May, the IRCTC had introduced pay-on-delivery service allowing passengers to book train tickets online and pay at the time of delivery. IRCTC processes 1,30,000 tatkal transactions in a day, a large chunk of which happen within minutes of the opening of the quota.

Commonwealth Bank in Money Laundering Bind

Numerous allegations relate to CBA's use of intelligent deposit machines (IDMs) - ATMs that accept deposits by cash and cheque. AUSTRAC alleged there was no limit on the number of deposits a customer could make in a single day. In May and June 2016, more than $1bn per month was deposited in cash via the bank's IDMs. "It is essential to the integrity of the Australian financial system that a major bank such as CommBank has compliant and appropriate risk-based systems and controls in place ...

Terror suspects will be charged: Fuller

Local media have alleged the men planned to use poisonous gas or a crude bomb disguised as a meat mincer . A major concern for the counter-terrorism authorities is that they only found out about it well after plans had been hatched to blow up the aircraft.

Fourth Test, England v South Africa - Statistical Preview

Ali, who also scored 87 at Lord's, is the leading wicket taker in the series and Cook knows how important to the team he is. Being on the loo for quite a bit and having to go out to bowl was draining. "It's a case of reverting back to type", he said. "I've always said that when the comparisons started flying at me I'm not trying to be anyone else except myself".

Country impounds German NGO migrant rescue boat

An Italian judge on Wednesday ordered seizure of a migrant rescue ship chartered by German NGO Jugend Rettet which they accuse of abetting illegal immigration. Some 2,230 migrants, majority from Africa fleeing poverty and violence at home, died in the first seven months of 2017 trying to make the sea crossing.

USA to Exempt Journalists, Aid Workers from North Korea Travel Ban

A State Department official, Susan Thornton , in a call with reporters Wednesday , said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans this weekend to push China and other Asian nations during meetings in Manila to do more to isolate North Korea .

Trump dictated misleading statement on Trump Jr.'s Russian Federation meeting

The statement read that the meeting, which took place inside Trump Tower in NY, had been used to discuss the adoption of Russian children, but it emerged that the gathering had been initially planned as a way of finding damaging information on Hillary Clinton .

Arab nations willing to fix ties with Qatar under certain terms

The list included the removal of Turkish base in Qatar , closing of several media organization including the globally renowned Al Jazeera . The meeting also condemned the obstruction of Haj rituals and the politicizing of the pilgrimage by Qatar and the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir affirmed that Riyadh would spare no effort to facilitate the Haj for Qataris.

4.2 magnitude natural disaster in Oklahoma damages power lines

There have now been 159 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes in the state so far this year, USGS records say. The US Geological Survey (USG) had initially said that the 4.4 magnitude tremor was detected at 9:56 pm on Wednesday about 4 miles (6 kilometers) east-northeast of Edmond, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City.

Radheshyam Mopalwar removed as managing director of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is the implementing agency for the Nagpur-Mumbai "Samruddhi Corridor" road project. "We have made a decision to not take part in the proceedings until assurance is given that the order of the day's proceedings will be followed", Patil said.

IT raids DK Shivakumar

Amid high drama, about 100 tax sleuths conducted simultaneous searches at Shivakumar's posh multi-story house here, at a deluxe room in Eagleton Gold Resort at Bidadi, about 30km from here, where he was staying since July 30 and at his residence at Safdarjung in south Delhi.

European Union ready to respond to anti-Russia sanctions: Junker

We must defend our economic interests vis-à-vis the United States, and we will do that", he said, also drawing attention to the fact that European interests should be always taken into account when it comes to the application of restrictive measures by Washington.

Why NOTA for RS poll, asks Ahmed Patel

Patel tweeted after the Election Commission said NOTA would be introduced as an option in the ballot paper. The apex court did not agree to the contention of Sibal that NOTA provision "will encourage corruption". If a voter (MLA) defies the party directive and casts the ballot for someone else or uses the NOTA option, he can not be disqualified as a legislator.

U.S. governors urge Trump to continue making health insurance payments

Trump's threat to stop billions of dollars in government payments to insurers and force the collapse of ObamaCare could put the government in a legal bind. Past year about 85 percent of people who bought Obamacare insurance got a credit, according to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Insurance companies are required under Obamacare to share the cost of deductibles, copays and other out-of-pocket expenses borne by roughly 7 million customers whose incomes are below 250 percent ...

Elephant Hill wildfire stabilizing, winds moving fire away from Clinton

The B.C. Wildfire Service confirmed shifting winds forced the flames up a hillside and across Highway 97, where they threatened some of the properties crews were working to protect. "It is [frustrating], only because B.C. there's limited radio and maps", he said. Officials are estimating about 6,000 people are still displaced due to evacuation orders.

Rex Tillerson calls for dialogue with North Korea

Tillerson described the regime as an "urgent threat" and said the United States wanted to exert "peaceful pressure" on Pyongyang on the condition the country gives up its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Republican foreign policy hawk Senator Lindsey Graham said Trump is ready to launch a devastating military strike if diplomacy fails to stop the nuclear missile threat.

Protests erupt in Kashmir after troops kill rebels, civilian

Khan said the trapped militants attacked the troops with gunfire, triggering a gunbattle which lasted for at least two hours. "Even the hospitals are not spared where a nurse and young girl were shot at and injured", the Mirwaiz said, adding, "While the people of the entire Valley are a target of Indian forces, the people of south Kashmir are bearing the maximum brunt of state repression and the people of Srinagar are specifically subjected to physical and mental torture".

Japan's Abe Reshuffles Cabinet in Hopes of Restoring Popularity

Kishida is set to take a key policy position in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, NHK public broadcaster said on Wednesday. Abe also chose several popular lawmakers known to differ from him on key issues such as nuclear power and revision of Japan's pacifist constitution.

Raids a witch hunt for one RS seat: Ahmed Patel

SC to hear Cong plea against use of NOTA The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea moved by Gujarat Congress challenging the decision to use NOTA option in the upcoming RS polls in the State. Patel, in a recent interview to NDTV , said that Shah has personal animosity against him and thus want to see him lose the Rajya Sabha seat. The Congress rushed the lawmakers to Bengaluru late on Friday night after six lawmakers quit the party in Gujarat ahead of the Rajya Sabha election.

IT Department raids Karnataka Energy minister, seizes cash

Shivakumar, is hosting his party's MLAs from Gujarat who have been brought to the Bengaluru resort till the day of the Rajya Sabha elections on August 8. They said the Minister was allegedly found "tearing" pages of some loose paper sheets, when the taxman came calling. "The Income Tax Department is being used to threaten them as well as a Minister of Karnataka", Kharge said, as members from the treasury benches raised their pitch in protest.

Relief material released for flood affected areas

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the Prime Minister also announced an additional Rs 100 crore to institute a high-powered group, including scientists, technocrats and bureaucrats from central and state governments, to study the course of the Brahmaputra river for a permanent solution to the floods in the region.

New laws: 10-year passport; 5-year driver permit; free Wi-Fi

RA 10928 prolongs the validity of the Philippine passport , while RA 10930 extends the validity of the driver's license. Also signed by Duterte is Republic Act No. The law provides that no fees shall be collected from users to connect to the public Internet access points. The free Internet service provided will be separate from the Internet service used for back-end computer and information systems in government offices, and technical solutions restricting access may be employed when a ...

Amazon is opening their first fulfillment centre in Dandenong South - It's Happening!

After advertising a wide range of positions online last month , Amazon has now confirmed it has begun recruiting for operations managers, pickers, packers, systems technicians, HR specialists and other roles as it prepares to launch a retail offering in Australia.

North Korea can hit most of United States

The Hwasong-14, named after the Korean word for Mars, reached an altitude of 3,724.9 km (2,314.6 miles) and flew 998 km (620 miles) before landing in the waters off the Korean peninsula's east coast, according to KCNA. North Korea on Monday slammed South Korea for seeking to dismantle its nuclear weapons in its newly presented five-year plan. It had halted that roll out under the new administration of President Moon Jae-in, but after the ICBM test Moon called for talks with the US on ...

Australian gets 18 months in jail for Cambodia surrogacy

Bangladesh will purchase 200,000 tonnes of white rice and 50,000 parboiled rice this year, Cambodia's Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak told reporters, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Bangladeshi Food Minister Kamrul Islam in Phnom Penh .

N.Korea Silent on Seoul's Talks Proposals

Lt. Gen. Thomas Vandal, who commands the U.S. Eighth Army unit of U.S. Forces Korea, said: "I assure you we are ready to fight tonight, will deter North Korean provocations and if necessary defend the Republic of Korea". sanctions on the nation. Russian Federation on Monday called on all parties interested in settlement on the Korean Peninsula for restraint and establishment of a dialogue after a new missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

United States test-launches unarmed ICBM from California amid North Korea tensions

A spokesperson for the strike command told CNBC, the military schedules four test launches each fiscal year, so this was unrelated to recent events. The Air Force Global Strike Command's missile launch is created to test the weapon system's effectiveness, accuracy and readiness, the Air Force said.

Trump behind Jr.'s misleading statement on Russian Federation meeting, Washington Post reports

President Trump told members at his Trump National Bedminster golf club he has spent so much time there recently because "that White House is a real dump", Golf magazine reported Tuesday. In addition to Trump Jr., the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort also attended the meeting. A White House statement Friday said Trump "has now reviewed the final version and, based on its responsiveness to his negotiations, approves the bill and intends to ...

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