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US Navy ends search for missing sailor US Navy ends search for missing sailor
- August 06, 2017

Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force, the country's navy, confirmed two of its vessels as well as helicopters have been taking part in the search. China said its cooperation in the search for the United States marine was in line with the "Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea", an agreement between 25 countries - including China and the USA - to reduce and prevent escalation between the countries' navies. (more...)
USA to drop climate deal USA to drop climate deal
- August 06, 2017

However, the U.S. pledged to be committed to the issue of climate change. Rules under the Paris Agreement , however, clearly say that the United States, technically, can not withdraw from it before November 4, 2020 - almost the end of Trump's current tenure. (more...)
Kenyan pastor extradited from United Kingdom to face child theft charges Kenyan pastor extradited from United Kingdom to face child theft charges
- August 06, 2017

But Mr Deya has been defying efforts to deport him to face trial, arguing that his human rights would be under threat. A statement from the British embassy in Nairobi said the 65-year old televangelist arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 4.40 a.m. (more...)
Iran hits back at European Union missile test criticism
- August 06, 2017

Britain, France and Germany - which signed the deal with Russia, China and the USA - remain firm backers of the agreement and are eagerly seeking to rebuild trade ties with Iran, despite problems caused by the U.S. "Those who want to tear up the nuclear deal should know that they will be ripping up their own political life", he said. Recent reports also indicate a woman being executed on July 26 in the northwestern Iranian city of Urmia, bringing the number of women executed during the ... (more...)
Kardashians Think Caitlyn Jenner Is a Transgender Traitor
- August 06, 2017

Formerly known as Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn won the 1976 Olympics decathlon event at the Montreal Olympic Games and appeared in such films as "Can't Stop the Music" with The Village People and "Jack and Jill" with Adam Sandler. "Voters say, "Let them serve". Additionally, an overwhelming number of Americans - 89 percent - believe that employer discrimination based on sexual orientation should be illegal. (more...)
Congress leaves for recess without accomplishing Trump initiatives Congress leaves for recess without accomplishing Trump initiatives
- August 06, 2017

Republicans are hopeful that a tax bill will be an easier lift than health care , and lawmakers say the pressure to deliver tax legislation has intensified after failing on long-promised health care legislation. They have iffy prospects at best. In later July, before leaving for an August vacation, the Senate, on a 98-2 roll call and the House, on a 419-3 vote - made a decision to handcuff Trump's ability to cut sanctions on Russian Federation. (more...)
Russian Federation ties at all-time and 'very risky low' Russian Federation ties at all-time and 'very risky low'
- August 06, 2017

Moscow - which denies it interfered in the USA presidential election - had already retaliated last week when Congress passed the bill, by expelling 755 persons from the United States embassy and consulates in Russian Federation. Trump himself has attacked the US polyarchy for stifling his agenda, though the comprehensive checks and balances system that restricts presidential power in the USA has been hollowed out in Russian Federation. (more...)
Vladimir Putin Shirtless on Vacay Fishin' for a Compliment Vladimir Putin Shirtless on Vacay Fishin' for a Compliment
- August 06, 2017

A fishing pole was an essential part of the luggage he took to a lake in the Tyva Republic in southern Siberia, where he stayed from Tuesday to Thursday. "He went hunting underwater with a mask and snorkel ..." In December 2016, the administration of former US President Barack Obama imposed a set of punitive measures against Russia , including the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and the closure of the two Russian diplomatic compounds. (more...)
Police investigating explosion at Minnesota Islamic center Police investigating explosion at Minnesota Islamic center
- August 06, 2017

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the agency. "Someone threw an explosive device and started a fire in the office of the Imam and President of the mosque", the society said. Anti-Muslim incidents have risen sharply in the United States over the past year, according to a review by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the Minneapolis area bomber. (more...)
Senate unanimously agrees to block Trump from making recess appointments over break Senate unanimously agrees to block Trump from making recess appointments over break
- August 05, 2017

The significance? With the Senate continually in session, President Trump can not make any recess appointments. The Senate will convene for pro forma sessions every three days until September. The spokesman added on Friday that the Senate was holding the brief sessions because they didn't get a deal on adjourning, not specifically to block the president from making recess appointments. (more...)
Plane crash at Swiss summer camp kills two teenagers and pilot Plane crash at Swiss summer camp kills two teenagers and pilot
- August 05, 2017

Two 14-year-old boys and the pilot were killed in the crash. A third teenager - a 17-year-old girl - was badly injured in the crash. It is reported that the flight took place under the auspices of the Aero club of Switzerland at the summer camp for young people. (more...)
Blue Apron Cuts 1270 New Jersey Workers in Move to New Facility Blue Apron Cuts 1270 New Jersey Workers in Move to New Facility
- August 05, 2017

Blue Apron now has a fulfillment center in another Bay Area city, Richmond, which could face a similar fate as the Jersey City facility, though a Blue Apron spokeswoman declined to comment on plans for its Northern California fulfillment centers Friday. (more...)
1000 dead, 2000 ailing animals found in warehouse 1000 dead, 2000 ailing animals found in warehouse
- August 05, 2017

Animal rescue workers spent much of Friday examining the survivors and moving them to safer conditions. Montclair is about 33 miles east of Los Angeles. According to investigators with the Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA, exotic fish were also found. Neighbors in the industrial park said that the owner of the business had been there for a few years and appeared to sell exotic birds and snakes. (more...)
Rwandans vote today as Kagame poised for third win Rwandans vote today as Kagame poised for third win
- August 05, 2017

He could stay in power until 2034. "So far, the voting process has gone on well although the challenge is that voters have come in at the same time but we will do everything in our midst to make sure that everybody votes". They're here to celebrate the anniversary of the end of the 1994 genocide . He says in Rwanda, ethnic tensions are still fresh after the genocide. "This is not where Africa is and certainly not Rwanda". (more...)
Florida Girl Dies After Being Dared To Drink Boiling Water Florida Girl Dies After Being Dared To Drink Boiling Water
- August 05, 2017

Ki'ari was unresponsive on arrival and pronounced dead just after midnight. According to the GoFundMe page set up for her funeral expenses, Ki'ari received a tracheotomy , an incision in the windpipe that reportedly left her deaf and with chronic respiratory problems. (more...)
Gorka: WH Staff High-Fived Stephen Miller After Exchange With CNN's Acosta
- August 05, 2017

In a later back and forth, Miller referred to the " Statue of Liberty law of the land" asking the CNN journalist in what decade and which number of people entering the country each year he approved of USA immigration policy. Edouard de Laboulaye, a French political thinker and abolitionist, proposed the idea of the statue and made sure broken shackle and chain were at the right foot of the statue. (more...)
US Confirms Death of Al-Shabab Militant in Airstrike US Confirms Death of Al-Shabab Militant in Airstrike
- August 05, 2017

He was the commander in chief of al-Shabab on the ground, and was responsible for masterminding guerrila-style attacks against the Somali Government in the capital, Mogadishu. Five other people were injured, Hussein said, adding that security forces had been on high alert after tipoffs of a possible attack by the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab. (more...)
War no solution to disputes, will talk to China: Sushma Swaraj War no solution to disputes, will talk to China: Sushma Swaraj
- August 05, 2017

Gopal Baglay, Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs, said: " India will continue to engage with the Chinese side through diplomatic channels to find a mutually acceptable solution". Beijing is making its claim at the 34 square meter miles of land at a corner, where India China and Bhutan meets. "The China-Bhutan boundary issue is one between China and Bhutan". (more...)
Political Communication in the Trump White House
- August 05, 2017

CNN obtained an internal memo detailing the communications strategy Scaramucci had planned for the White House. For example, POTUS is the best golfer to serve as President. The call, in which Scaramucci unloaded on fellow White House staffers in a foul-mouthed tirade with New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza , was heard Thursday on the magazine's " New Yorker Radio Hour " podcast. (more...)
North Korea blasts USA decision to ban American travel to country
- August 05, 2017

The travel ban came after the death in June of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier, who was jailed in North Korea for allegedly trying to steal a propaganda banner from his hotel and returned to the United States from North Korea in a coma. The restriction takes effect in 30 days, and applies for one year unless extended or revoked by the secretary of state. The spokesman stressed North Korea was safe enough for foreign visitors where they feel no threat at all because of its "stable and ... (more...)
Sen. Flake takes GOP to task over Trump
- August 05, 2017

Bush Administration.) There is some of that in Flake's book , but in the whole his account is more introspective and self-lacerating. And I'm afraid they're seeing too much of that. Flake is regularly cited as one of the most vulnerable senators whose seat is up next year and is likely to face stiff challenges from the left and the right. (more...)
European Union extends sanctions against Russian Federation because of Siemens turbines European Union extends sanctions against Russian Federation because of Siemens turbines
- August 05, 2017

In early July, Siemens created a task force team to investigate reports about the alleged transfer of turbines produced by Siemens Gas Turbines Technologies, a joint venture with the Russian Power Machines company, to the Crimean peninsula. (more...)
Tillerson: US not seeking to topple North Korea regime Tillerson: US not seeking to topple North Korea regime
- August 05, 2017

But questions linger over whether Tillerson can speak for his administration given contradictory remarks from U.S. politicians. Trump had emphasized that point as he courted Chinese President Xi Jinping during a state visit and pressured Beijing to use its influence on Pyongyang. (more...)
India to elect new vice president Saturday India to elect new vice president Saturday
- August 05, 2017

The members of the parliament will vote on Saturday to elect the 15th vice-president of India. Here is everything you need to know about the polls. In a lighter vein, he quipped that NDA's vice presidential candidate Venkaiah Naidu was already behaving like a daughter in law. (more...)
Woman Sends Obamas Wedding Invite, Receives the Sweetest Response Woman Sends Obamas Wedding Invite, Receives the Sweetest Response
- August 05, 2017

Brooke Allen tweeted out a photo of the response her mother received after inviting Barack and Michelle Obama to her wedding. But that's exactly what happened to Liz Whitlow earlier this year when she invited the Obamas to her wedding. (more...)
US, China near deal on sanctions against the North US, China near deal on sanctions against the North
- August 05, 2017

The draft resolution would also add additional names to the United Nations sanctions blacklist including the Foreign Trade Bank, which is a major clearing house, the diplomat said. The U.S. mission to the United Nations declined to comment. "It notably does not include any reduction in Chinese crude oil shipments to North Korea". (more...)
Poland welcomes United States sanctions against Russian Federation Poland welcomes United States sanctions against Russian Federation
- August 05, 2017

The measures come despite the fact that the EU just days ago bitterly criticised the United States over fresh sanctions targeting Russian Federation for election meddling, on the grounds that it could harm European energy firms. Ankara's relations with Germany and several other European Union member states suffered further setbacks in recent months, as Turkish leaders slammed their counterparts for not showing solidarity with Ankara over the defeated coup attempt in 2016, and providing ... (more...)
US Secretary of State to visit Philippines US Secretary of State to visit Philippines
- August 05, 2017

This will also be an opportunity to make further progress on the long list of priorities that were initially set out in the U.S. -ASEAN strategic partnership inked under the Obama administration back in 2015, some of which have continued to be discussed under Trump, including at the Special US-ASEAN Meeting in May (See: " The Real Challenge for US-ASEAN Relations Under Trump "). (more...)
Gopal Gandhi rejects suggestion to decline support of JD-U Gopal Gandhi rejects suggestion to decline support of JD-U
- August 05, 2017

Yesterday, Verma said that Yadav, who is unhappy with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's sudden desertion of the grand alliance, may form a new party. Nitish Kumar had announced support for Gandhi when he was heading the Grand Alliance government in Bihar backed by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress. (more...)
New Constituent Assembly Installed in Venezuela New Constituent Assembly Installed in Venezuela
- August 05, 2017

More than 120 people have died in four months of opposition protests. The assembly will function in the same downtown Caracas palace complex as the existing opposition-run congress, which could potentially be dissolved by the new all-powerful body. (more...)