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Trump says only crime is leaks 'against us'


Trump excoriated the newspaper and expressed no concern about his attorney general's conduct. Sessions initially didn't disclose those meetings at all during his confirmation hearings to be attorney general and then, once he did disclose them, said the conversations had nothing to do with the Trump campaign. Read More »

Syria, Russia Announce Truce For Area Near Damascus


It was a "tough, tough decision" but "absolutely not a sop to the Russians", General Tony Thomas, who is head of US special operations in Syria, said at a national security forum in Aspen, Colorado. Russia's Defense Ministry says an agreement has been reached with the Syrian opposition on the boundaries for a de-escalation zone for the East Ghouta area near the Syrian capital Damascus. Read More »

Jill Stein Comes Under Trump Jr.-Russia Probe Scrutiny


The revelation of the Trump Tower meeting renewed questions about the Trump's campaign's possible connections with Russian Federation and put some of Trump's inner circle at the forefront of ongoing federal and congressional probes. It comes as Mr Trump faces another tumultuous week in office when his innermost circle - including Donald Jr, his eldest son, Paul Manafort, his former campaign manager, and Jared Kushner, his son-in-law - give testimony to Congress over the alleged collusion with ... Read More »

Trump pulls plug on CIA's Syrian "revolution"


Addressing a security conference at the Aspen Institute, Special Operations Command chief Army General Raymond Thomas said that, while counterterrorism remained a priority for his forces, worldwide law could prevent the USA from maintaining a long-term presence in Syria , where its intervention has been declared illegal by the government. Read More »

Is Saif Ali Khan miffed with IIFA 2017 co-host Karan Johar?


And I apologised to Kangana, so I don't owe anybody else an explanation. The real flagbearer of nepotism, I'd say is the media. The issue of nepotism, as she says early on, can not end with Khan tendering an apology to her - because it is much more serious than her thoughts on the matter. Read More »

Scottish Labour 'holding Jeremy Corbyn back', claim left-wing activists


Tony Blair ruled out deselecting serial rebel Jeremy Corbyn when he was Prime Minister, according to former Labour Chief Whip Hilary Armstrong. In their report, the Campaign for Socialism - which is headed pro-Corbyn Labour MSP Neil Findlay - said 21 of the 24 seats where Labour's vote did not increase at the election were in Scotland. Read More »

Strong quake rattles Turkey, Greek islands; at least 2 die


A Turkish citizen - 39-year-old Sinan Kurtoglu from the Izmir province - was among two people killed when the quake hit the Greek island of Kos, just off the coast of Turkey, in the early hours of Friday. Many camped out in parks and olive groves, or slept in their cars or on beach and swimming pool lounge chairs. Kos Mayor Giorgos Kyritsis told state-run Greek media that two people had been killed and a number injured on the island. Read More »

German jihadi 16-year-old girl arrested in Iraq: Berlin


The officials said she is now being held with other foreign women at a prison near Baghdad's airport. - by Qassim Abdul-Zahra in Baghdad. Photo The town of Pulsnitz, Germany . "The victory is yet not final", the top Iraqi official said, explaining that there are "still small terrorist hubs in the city", as well as terrorist "sleeper cells" across the country. Read More »

United Nations talks set for Monday on Mideast clashes: diplomats

Palestinian youths run from the path of an Israeli army bulldozer during clashes in the village of Kobar, west of Ramallah, on July 22, 2017. The Mideast Quartet envoys also released a statement Saturday night following weekend clashes in the Old City and a murderous terrorist attack at Halamish , stating that violence deepens mistrust and is fundamentally incompatible with achieving a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict . Read More »

Atwal makes cut in Barbasol Championships


When I made that, obviously with two holes to go, just needed to make one". It's pretty easy to lose your train of thought. "I gave (shooting 59) a run". Allenby, the 46-year-old Australian who won all four of his PGA Tour titles in 2000 and 2001, is used to the hot and muggy conditions. Stallings will head to the first tee Sunday at 19-under for the week and one ahead of Grayson Murray with Collins and Tag Ridings a further stroke back sharing third. Read More »

19-year-old Nelly Korda takes Marathon Classic lead


But I gave myself chances for birdie, and at that point, you've just got to be patient, and there's some birdie holes out there. "I've done that a couple times this year, and I'm just going to take it shot by shot". Since she had not qualified for the Women s British Open, Aditi decided to make the journey to Ohio. "I'm just going to try to play better", Lewis said. Read More »

Eighth Person Identified at Trump Jr. Russia Meeting - US Citizen Ike Kaveladze


Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who attended the meeting with Trump Jr., is also scheduled to testify before the committee, according to the advisory. The Trump campaign has denied the accusation. That former spy authored the dossier. Veselnitskaya has been working to repeal a U.S. law known as the Magnitsky Act - named for the man who was once Browder's lawyer - which allows the United States to withhold visas and freeze the assets of Russians thought to have violated ... Read More »

Samajwadi Party MP's comment during cow lynching debate sparks protest, forces adjournment


Even other SP leaders like Ram Gopal Yadav ruled out the possibility of an apology from Agarwal for the comments. When Mr. Ahir shared details of the police action against cow vigilantes, collated from various States, Samajwadi Party's Naresh Agarwal complained that it was breach of privilege, saying the government had earlier stated that NCRB did not maintain data specifically under the "cow vigilantism" head. Read More »

OJ Simpson Granted Parole After Almost 9 Years In Prison


Simpson and five others stole thousands of dollars' worth of sports memorabilia from two collectors. "If I would have made a better judgment back then, none of this would have happened". "It wasn't worth it, and I'm sorry". Nonetheless, Abrams said the decision to grant Simpson parole was not a surprise, given the parameters set by the board, even if many Americans hoped that the 1994 murder case would be a factor. Read More »

Kovind to be sworn-in as President on July 25

BJP general secretary Bhupender Yadav, Kovind's key election manager, claimed close to 116 lawmakers from rival parties voted for Kovind. As the final figures came in, BJP gained two votes in J&K, four in Haryana, 11 in UP, four in Himachal Pradesh, five in West Bengal, eight in Karnataka, 13 in Maharashtra, six in MP and two in Chhattisgarh. Read More »

US Lawmakers Reportedly Agree On Sanctions For Russia, Iran, North Korea


The bill, which also targets North Korea and Iran, could be voted on by Congress as early as next month before it breaks for August recess, NBC News reported . The sanctions bill "will hold Russian Federation and Iran accountable for their destabilizing actions around the world", Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland said. Read More »

Egypt sentences 28 to death over prosecutor killing


One of the defendants had died during trial proceedings, the source said. Prosecutor-general Hisham Barakat was killed in a vehicle bomb attack on his convoy in eastern Cairo in June 2015. Before the attack, the Islamic State affiliate group in Sinai, known then as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis urged followers to attack judges. Five others were arrested as Egyptian forces imposed a "tight siege" on the North Sinai provincial capital El-Arish and the cities of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah, a military ... Read More »

Trump says Comey tried to 'leverage' dossier


Trump responded by claiming Comey lied under oath. In June, Trump denied telling Comey that he "hoped" the top law enforcement official would "let go" of an investigation into former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. But in a sprawling interview with The New York Times , published Wednesday night, Trump asserted that when Comey told him about the dossier, in a meeting at Trump Tower two weeks before the inauguration, he was attempting to hold it over his head. Read More »

Trump Troubles: How long before Sessions calls time out?


The new claim is certain to add more pressure on Sessions , whose job security is seen as being in jeopardy after President Donald Trump criticised him in scathing terms in an interview this week with The New York Times , saying he was sorry he had hired him. Read More »

New communications head Anthony Scaramucci deletes old tweets

He flashed the television skills that Trump has long valued: He commended Trump's political instincts and competitiveness, cracked a few self-deprecating jokes and battled with reporters who categorized the West Wing as dysfunctional, saying "there is a disconnect" between the media and the way the public sees the president. Read More »

Australian Police Link Takata Air Bag To Death


The 58-year-old male driver of the Honda CRV unfortunately died at the scene. "Investigations have revealed the death of the man is likely due to a fault in the airbag, causing the man to be struck in the neck by a small fragment", NSW police said in a statement on Friday. Read More »

Putin says he might be Russia's president for life


In the case of Red Sparrow , Putin - himself a former Lieutenant Colonel in the KGB - was a character in the source novel by Jason Matthews, but has since been removed from the shooting screenplay and the time of the story shifted from modern Russian Federation to '70s Budapest. Read More »

Jared Kushner's White House connection still being used to lure Chinese investors


According to the Journal , those assets include "commercial real estate, bonds issued by the NY water and sewer authority, a personal art collection and a New Jersey liquor license". Gary Friedland, a scholar in residence at New York University's Stern School of Business who has studied the program, said developers have found ways to manipulate census tract data to place their projects within "targeted employment areas", which legally reduces the amount investors must pay - down from $1 ... Read More »

Texas Unemployment Rates for June


Rankin said that job growth has been powered by the economies of the state's metro areas, including Houston, which has been building its workforce and economy as it pulls out of the oil slump. In June, mining and logging, which includes the energy industry, added 4,400 jobs, continuing a promising turnaround in goods-producing jobs. "Florida's unemployment rate has dropped below the nation's and down to the lowest our state has seen in an entire decade", said Cissy Proctor, the head of the ... Read More »

U.S. blocks $350 Mn military aid to Pak


Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said Mattis "could not certify that Pakistan has taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network per the requirement in the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act [NDAA]". He added that the decision to withhold the funds does not "prejudge" the White House and Pentagon's upcoming strategy for Afghanistan and the surrounding region, now known as the "South Asia Strategy". Read More »