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IT Dept raids Bengaluru Resort where Gujarat Congress MLA's are holed up

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, replying to Sharma and said: "Searches are on at 39 places". The department has claimed that only one room at the Eagleton resort was raided, which was apparently being used by Shivakumar for brief stays. This is intriguing because Congress has more reason to worry if its Gujarat MLAs vote NOTA. He said, "It is now becoming a trend to blatantly misuse powers of the state". Read More »

McMaster Ousts Another National Security Council Aide

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The news was first reported by Jordan Schachtel , a former editor at Breitbart , which Bannon ran before joining the Trump campaign past year. Moreover, the kind of snooping around that Cohen-Watnick was apparently doing could very plausibly be interpreted as an attempt to monitor or interfere with the on-going counter-intelligence probe of Trump associates' ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Lebanon's Hezbollah formally announces end to Arsal operation

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The evacuation deal followed a military offensive by Hezbollah fighters and Syrian troops during which they captured border areas between the two countries and left hundreds of al-Qaida fighters besieged in a small rugged mountainous area. The al-Qaida faction will release five more Hezbollah fighters it is holding in Syria once the convoy of buses arrives in Idlib. As part of the deal, the two groups on Sunday exchanged the bodies of their dead fighters. Read More »

Naz Baloch reacts to Imran Khan's invitation to rejoin PTI

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She revealed that the first message she received from Imran Khan was in October 2013 and many other female members also received those messages. Ayesha Gulalai said she had the record of the messages she received from Imran Khan and would present before court of law. Read More »

Go West, US VP Pence tells Western Balkans

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Moscow dismissed the accusations as anti-Russian hysteria and warned of retaliation against Montenegro's "hostile course". The legislation bars U.S. President Donald Trump from easing or waiving the penalties on Russian Federation unless Congress agrees. Read More »

White House chaos has nation concerned

But more than anything, Kelly's willingness to carry out Trump's immigration policies endeared him to the White House . The announcement comes after Scaramucci slammed two White House officials in an interview with The New Yorker . Police officers laugh at a line by President Donald Trump as he delivers remarks about his proposed US government effort against the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, to a gathering of federal, state and local law enforcement officials at the Long ... Read More »

North Korean missile launch came close to French airline

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In August, the US and South Korean militaries hold Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, one of the world's largest annual military exercises that has drawn harsh rebukes from North Korea in the past. It was the fourth such test this year. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told ABC News the July 4 missile test posed a serious risk to airlines and shipping vessels. Read More »

Italy sends navy boats to help Libya curb migrant flows

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Most migrants have fled poverty in Nigeria and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The latest deaths came as the Italian government presented plans for a naval mission in Libyan territorial waters that aims to reduce the flow of migrants from the coast. Read More »

North Korea's Kim a 'maniac': Philippines' Duterte

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Previously, Duterte also called former President Barack Obama a "son of a bitch" and told him to "go to hell". "If he makes a mistake, then the Far East will become an arid wasteland", Duterte said, referring to the nuclear weapons programme of the Pyongyang leader. Read More »

New bills passed to build Missoula veterans clinic, address backlogs

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The VA Choice Program authorizes veterans who live farther than 40 miles from a VA facility, or those who can not get an appointment with the VA in under 30 days, to access care outside the U.S. Veterans who appeal their claims for disability benefits with the VA will see a faster response after the Senate unanimously passed a bill tackling the massive backlog of veterans' appeals. Read More »

'Three Musketeers' terror group convicted of plotting Lee Rigby-style attack

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They bought new phones to carry out an attack, police said, and discussed their plans in a group chat on the encrypted messaging app Telegram named the "Three Musketeers" after famous characters in a French historical novel. The judge dismissed one juror, but allowed the trial to continue. Upon hearing the verdicts, Rahman shouted from the dock: "Hope you're happy with your lives and your deception". Read More »

Corker Applauds DOJ Partnership With Eastern District To Combat Opioid Epidemic

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to a crowd of officers at the Columbus Police Academy on Wednesday, saying the country "must create a culture that is hostile to drug abuse". The Trump administration has picked up its focus on opioid abuse - the White House opioid commission recently said the USA was "in a crisis" and lobbied President Trump to declare a state of emergency. Read More »

Trump Outright Lied About 2 Phone Calls in 2 Days

Asked about the contradictory accounts during a press briefing later that day, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Trump was actually referring to a meeting during the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, last month. And even the President of Mexico called me", Trump claimed. Pena Nieto cited statistics about migration from Central American to Mexico declining significantly, according to the official, who wasn't authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded ... Read More »

United States preparing probe into China trade practices

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The potential probe, which could be announced as soon as this week, was first reported by digital news service Axios. The United States has pressed China to exert more economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to help rein in its nuclear and missile programs. Read More »

Unification Ministry: S. Korea, US on Same Page on N. Korea

A pro-North Korean newspaper based in Japan claimed Wednesday that South Korea's leader has not understood Pyongyang's upgraded strategic status following the North's latest long-range missile tests. The North fired what it claimed to be a second ICBM on Friday, less than a month after a previous test, claiming that the whole USA mainland is within its striking range. Read More »

What Can I Even Say About Stephen Miller's Press Conference Today?

The Statue of Liberty says, "Give me your exhausted, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free". But Acosta , who is the son of a Cuban immigrant, argued back that by limiting entry to people who already speak English , the law could prioritize people from English speaking countries, a point which was seized upon by Miller . Read More »

Saudi launches grand Red Sea tourism project

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The foundation of the project will be laid in the third quarter of 2019 and the first phase is aimed to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022 to coincide with the development of an airport, port and hotels and luxury residences. The 50 islands and 180km (110 miles) stretch of coastline - amounting to an area the size of Belgium - will be developed to home luxury hotels and other necessary infrastructure which will exist under laws "on par with worldwide standards" in an effort to draw ... Read More »

Boy Scouts leaders never called Trump to praise speech

The President, like many of his predecessors, was asked to speak in front of about 40,000 people, majority children. Also today, the Boy Scouts have denied it. Speaking last Monday before about 40,000 Scouts, Trump delivered a speech that would not have been out of place on his campaign or in his tweets. " Multiple members of the Boy Scouts leadership following his speech there that day congratulated him, praised him and offered quite powerful compliments following his speech", Sanders ... Read More »

Retired generals and admirals condemn Trump's ban on transgender troops

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Military". Fifty-six retired military leaders on Tuesday joined in condemning the proposed policy change, saying that it would "cause significant disruptions" and "deprive the military of mission-critical talent". "As for ostensible disruptions, transgender troops have been serving honorably and openly for the past year , and have been widely praised by commanders". Read More »

Comey signs book deal after abrupt end to Federal Bureau of Investigation career

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Wray, 50, worked with Comey in Justice Department during the George W. Bush administration, running the criminal division at the same time Comey was serving as deputy attorney general. Asserting his independence at his confirmation hearing , Wray said: "My loyalty is to the Constitution and the rule of law". In 2005, he resigned to join private practice as a partner at King & Spalding law firm in Washington and Atlanta. Read More »

Local reaction to Anthony Scaramucci ousting

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But going down in flames, even by Trump standards, will land you a huge payday on the lecture circuit: TMZ reports that Scaramucci now commands an appearance fee of $75,000 per obscenity-laden speech. "It's only a matter of time before Trump replaces Ivanka with Tiffany", Kimmel joked before a fake Scaramucci called into the show to explain - rather profanely - why he was sacked. Read More »

Senate Democrats Lay Out Conditions for Working With GOP on Tax Policy

While Senate Democrats unified in opposition to repealing Obamacare, many say they are eager to work with Republicans on tax reform so long as certain conditions are met. Republicans had planned to pass a fiscal year 2018 budget resolution and use it as the vehicle for tax reform. "Our expectation is for this legislation to move through the committees this fall under regular order, followed by consideration on both the House and Senate floor", the majority leader said. Read More »

Florida and NY license more medical marijuana facilities

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They join the following five ROs, which have been operating since the program's launch in January 2016 and have been re-registered for another two years: MedMen, formerly known as Bloomfield Industries; Columbia Care; Etain; PharmaCann; and Vireo Health of NY. Read More »

Anthony Scaramucci Is OUT as White House Communications Director

Meanwhile, taking aim at the USA president, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, who spent most of her teen years as a White House resident spoke out in support of the White House staff, thanking the "ushers, butlers, maids, chefs, florists", etc, for all the hard work they do. Read More »

Russian Federation says Damascus embassy hit in mortar attack, no casualties

It has condemned what it called a terrorist attack carried out from positions of terrorist gangs. Apparently, two mortar round fell on the embassy's territory while the other two hit the mission's perimeter. On July 16, the same embassy came under a similar mortar attack, according to Sputnik. "In these circumstances, the Russian delegation found it pointless to continue work on this document". Read More »

Sydney raids: Alleged plane terror plot was 'well along'

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It is believed the plot may have involved smuggling the grinder in hand luggage on to the long-haul flight. Unidentified officials told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation the suspects - reportedly Lebanese-Australian - might have links to the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. Read More »

Family Claims School Didn't Stop Bullying That Led To Girl's Death

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Dianne Grossman said she also spoke to the parents of one of the girls who was doing the alleged bullying. At home, she complained of constant headaches and stomach pain. "And finally, she was even told, 'Why don't you kill yourself? ". "To Mallory, it was her world, and it was terrible". But they said their own self-assessment of bullying "has met and exceeded expectations". Read More »

Air France Jet Flew Past North Korea Missile Path, Report Says

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Over the next 20 years, the US Air Force will switch out the entirety of its Minuteman III fleet with a new missile known now known as the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD). US President Donald Trump has been ramping up rhetoric against North Korea . The latest Minuteman launch happens days after North Korea test-fired a long-range projectile assessed by the US and South Korean militaries as an ICBM. Read More »