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School Funding Picture Unclear As First State Payment Date Approaches


Rauner continues to demand Democrats send him the funding plan so he can change it and remove additional money for Chicago teacher pensions. However, the Senate isn't sending the bill to Rauner until Monday. "There is no legitimate reason for that education funding not to have been sent to me already", Rauner said. "I stand ready at a moment's notice to return to Springfield should a vote be called or should the Governor be willing to meet regarding his threatened veto and its impact on our ... Read More »

2 killed, 25000 evacuated in western India amid heavy rains, floods


Authorities found the bodies in two villages in hard-hit Banaskantha district, Gujarat, as floodwaters receded, said assistant superintendent of police Aksharaj Makwana. Talking about the immediate relief of Rs 500 crore announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, after he had carried out an aerial survey and reviewed the relief & rescue operations, Chudasama said that it was interim relief and more could come later. Read More »

Will Sean Spicer soon take his talents to reality TV?


A source told the New York Post's Page Six that the former White House Press Secretary is being courted by "Dancing With The Stars ", among other things. Spicer handed Trump his resignation after Trump's decision to hire NY financier Anthony Scaramucci to take over the position of communications director in the White House. Read More »

Paul Manafort Is Being Subpoenaed To Testify Before Congress


As Donald Trump Jr. prepares to meet with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, he's turning to a lawyer who has deep connections inside Washington's sprawling investigatory apparatus for help. Feinstein and Grassley both said on Twitter that the two men will testify in public after private interviews, but they did not elaborate on when that might occur. Read More »

Amit Shah, Smriti Irani to contest Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat


Speaking to the media after the parliamentary meet, Nadda said that the BJP president would be contesting for the polls. Shah and Irani will be BJP's nominees for two seats in Gujarat. In the 182 member Gujarat assembly, BJP has 27 surplus votes and recently, 11 MLAs of Congress had cast their votes in the support of BJP's Ram Nath Kovind. Read More »

Three Zika cases confirmed at Serangoon North Avenue 1


The patient had not recently traveled to an area with local Zika transmissions and did not have any other risk factors for the virus, such as having had sex with an individual who had traveled to an outbreak zone. There were 224 cases of locally transmitted Zika in the U.S. past year. HidalgoCounty is actively testing pregnant women for Zika and has performed more than 6,000 lab tests since January, Olivares said. Read More »

EU Launches Proceedings Against Poland Over Judicial Reform


Poland is given one month to reply to the recommendation, which is the third of this kind, following two previous ones adopted on July 27 and December 21 of 2016 respectively. "The Commission's hand is still extended to the Polish authorities, in the hope of a constructive dialogue", added Mr Timmermans. European Commission objections to changes Poland wants to make in its judicial system are unjustified, Konrad Szymanski, Poland's deputy foreign minister in charge of European affairs, ... Read More »

Sarah Huckabee Sanders kicks off press briefing by ribbing Scaramucci


As I do, I'll keep you posted . Huckabee Sanders said Trump had been consulting with others before making this announcement. Dylan then goes on to ask Trump his age, and how much money he has. But, she said, "I'm disgusted at President Trump's rejection of both science and intensive studies that show that trans service members should be allowed to serve openly". Read More »

Cassie Sainsbury Claims She Was Forced To Smuggle Cocaine


If the judge agrees to the deal, which includes an agreed reduced sentence, a new court date will be set for formal sentencing. It also creates another problem for Sainsbury: the deal was bartered on the basis that she provide the identities of people involved in the drug ring, however she told the court she did not know who had threatened her. Read More »

NIA arrests 7 Hurriyat leaders in terror funding case


Shops and business establishments were closed in the restriction free areas though good number of vehicles, particularly three-wheelers and cabs, were plying on the road in civil lines and uptown Srinagar . The HC warned authorities of dire consequences and said if these repressive tactics are not stopped forthwith, they will resent and call a public protest against these repressive measures.Meanwhile, Awami Itehad Party (AIP) and MLA from Langate Er Sheikh Abdul Rashid has accused main ... Read More »

France says USA sanctions on Iran, Russia look illegal

If the bill clears a vote in the US Senate, it then heads to the desk of US President Donald Trump . Thus, European countries like Germany should not fear further US sanctions on Russian Federation. "We in the European Union will have interests in this discussion and we expect this interest to be addressed by the ongoing pre-legislative process" in the United States, Schinas said. Read More »

Rihanna discusses education with French president


They were incredibly welcoming to us. Speaking after her presidential chat, Rihanna also explained she and France's first couple have agreed to work on a secret initiative set for later this year (17). Neither the president nor his office commented on the meeting. Take the time earlier this year, when she publicly joked on Twitter about making a movie with Lupita Nyong'o; the idea found so much success, it went from a meme to a Netflix movie that's now in the making, to be directed by ... Read More »

Israel removes railings, overhead bridge near holy site


With the discriminatory security measures, they feared that Israel was attempting to change the status quo of al-Aqsa, which gives Muslims religious control over the compound and Jews the right to visit, but not pray there. Security coordination has always been a cornerstone of PA-Israel relations, largely to crackdown on Hamas and mass protests, leading to widespread hostility among the Palestinian public. Read More »

Tillerson not quitting, says bond with Trump good


Tillerson is also reportedly upset about Trump's increasingly public feud with Attorney General Jeff Sessions , reportedly calling the president's comments about Sessions unprofessional - leading some to speculate Tillerson himself might be the next member of Trump's staff to resign. Read More »

Poroshenko strips Saakashvili of Ukrainian citizenship


In the post of Odessa governor, Saakashvili clashed with local elites and made harsh statements, including to Poroshenko's administration, accusing the president's team of corruption. Mikheil Saakashvili was president of Georgia from 2004 to 2013. "This is the stupidest thing that could have been thought up - a sign of weakness that reflects badly on the president of Ukraine", he said in a post on Facebook that was shared by Saakashvili. Read More »

20 members of Pakistan village council accused of ordering rape of girl


Both parents of the two victims later filed complaints at a local police station, it was reported and medical examinations have confirmed that rape did indeed take place in both cases. Experts say panchayat, or village council, have no standing, legal or otherwise, and should be prosecuted if they act out the ambit of law. Mai took the rare step of filing criminal charges against her attackers, and six men were convicted and sentenced to death later that year, though five of them were later ... Read More »

Lok Sabha adjourned till 3 pm


She had allowed him to clarify some of his remarks, being circulated by BJP MPs as anti-Dalit Congress President Sonia Gandhi could be seen watching intensely the short exchanges that followed. While stating that nothing has come to her notice, Mahajan said if someone had done so, then it is condemnable. "Dobara galti nahi honi chahiye (the mistake should not be repeated)". Read More »

Trump Jr.'s legal team adds another lawyer

Caught in the middle, at one point, was Manafort, who faced a subpoena from the Senate Judiciary Committee after agreeing to talk to the Senate intelligence committee, but not immediately concurring to a judiciary interview. Another source said the subpoena was rescinded because the Senate Judiciary Committee was still negotiating with Manafort on document production and a later appearance. Read More »

Israel removing metal detectors from al-Aqsa compound

The government said it would introduce subtler measures to secure the compound housing the revered Al-Aqsa mosque and Dome of the Rock following a July 14 deadly attack on Israeli police nearby. On Monday the UN's Middle East envoy warned of "potential catastrophic costs" even beyond the region if the issue was not resolved by Friday, when Muslims traditionally flock to the site for prayers. Read More »

Channels activated to trace 39 Indians in Iraq: minister


Even the United States still looks for soldiers who went missing in World War II. Sushma Swaraj speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi . Lok Sabha witnessed uproar as the Minister started speaking on the missing Indians, leading to her refusing from giving statements on the issue. Read More »

ITV reports slump in advertising


Total revenues, including advertising, programme sales and online, slid by 3 per cent to £1.45 billion in the six... Longtime CEO Adam Crozier earlier this year had announced he was stepping down June 30. 'With the group having circumnavigated a hazardous first half well, under the circumstances, we conclude there's little to dislike on ITV for the rest of the year, though transformations are unlikely'. Read More »

Lizard found in Railway food: ministry cancels caterers contract


The complaint then reached the ticket examiner and pantry vehicle attendant but again received no suitable response, so the passengers tweeted the incident to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who is known for being active on twitter. "I was not given any medication for about four hours", he said, according to ANI . "Currently, we have cancelled the license of the catering "contractor" and will enquire about the matter". Read More »

EU's top court rules to maintain Hamas on EU's terror list


The decision was annulled on procedural grounds by an European Union court in 2014, however, on the basis that there was insufficient evidence to maintain asset freezes and travel bans on Hamas . In a separate ruling , the ECJ backed the General Court's ruling that the Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers organisation should be removed from the blacklist. Read More »

Top Dem's aide under investigation, nabbed trying to leave US


After he pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in federal court in Washington, D.C., he was released but is forced to wear a Global Positioning System monitor and follow a curfew. "After a long pause, the male said that the reason for the wire was "buying property", and the representative accepted that reasoning before initiating the wire transfer to Pakistan, the warrant says. Read More »

Did Trump Just Declassify A Secret CIA Program With a Tweet?


Late Friday, the head of US special forces also appeared to confirm the end of the program when he told a security conference it was a "tough, tough decision". In doing so, the president essentially confirmed the operation's existence. Another official said some of the rebels involved in the training program had defected to the Islamic State and other terrorist groups. Read More »

Doklam standoff: India intruded, alleges China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi


The comment came after India announced on July 21 it will launch an anti-dumping investigation over photovoltaic cells and units imported from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, and Malaysia. Though both sides have held back so far, China's defence ministry has warned India that it will defend its territory there if necessary. "New Delhi should give up its illusions, and Doval's Beijing visit is most certainly not an opportunity to settle the stand-off in accordance with India's will", it said. Read More »

Israel risks 'crisis with the Arab and Islamic world'


Israel's security cabinet voted early on Tuesday to remove and replace them with less obtrusive surveillance. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Israel would pay a price for a dispute over security measures it imposed at the entrance to Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem . Read More »

Israel's extremism stoking Jerusalem violence

Palestinians pray on the street near Lions' Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem closely watched by Israeli security forces during a mass prayers last week. Israel installed the detectors at entry points to Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem after two police guards were fatally shot on July 14 , setting off the bloodiest clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in years. Read More »

Australian Inflation Muted in 2Q


The data are broadly consistent with the Reserve Bank of Australia's forecast for inflation, and so won't prompt any big shift in the outlook for interest rates. It was also up 1.8 percent on year, above expectations for 1.7 percent, which would have been unchanged. While all attention in financial markets will be on the core CPI figure, the headline inflation rate is also of importance, especially with Australian wages now growing at the slowest pace since at least the early 1990s ... Read More »