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Venezuela using excessive force, arrests to crush protests Venezuela using excessive force, arrests to crush protests
- August 10, 2017

The U.N.'s human rights commissioner warned of in a report issued Tuesday of "widespread and systematic use" of excessive force, arbitrary detention and other rights violations against demonstrators and detainees in Venezuela . The ANC also approved an agreement rejecting the unilateral measures imposed by the USA government against Venezuela and reflected its support for President Nicolas Maduro against foreign threats. (more...)
ECP asks PML-N to replace Nawaz Sharif as party leader ECP asks PML-N to replace Nawaz Sharif as party leader
- August 10, 2017

The former premier was earlier scheduled to travel to Lahore from Islamabad via the famous Grand Trunk Road on Sunday, but the rally was postponed to Wednesday. According to Dawn online, the disqualified premier's younger brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and his predecessor Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan warned Sharif against proceeding to Lahore by road, a distance of 380 km. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Paul Manafort's home in July Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Paul Manafort's home in July
- August 10, 2017

The Washington Post reported that agents executed a "wide-ranging" search warrant in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and took various records. Sources familiar with the raid's outcome claim the Federal Bureau of Investigation "departed the home with various records", many of which Manafort had discussed in private with the Senate Intelligence Committee the previous day. (more...)
Trump's approval rating is still stuck in a rut Trump's approval rating is still stuck in a rut
- August 10, 2017

The survey has a margin of sampling error of 3.3 percentage points. Is Trump angry because his fake news isn't making him more popular, or is Trump saying that the polls are fake and they are suppressing the news about his accomplishments? That was followed by support by 59 percent of voters for limiting the number of refugees the USA offers permanent residency. (more...)
DOJ Reverses Obama-Era Decision, Supports Ohio Policies to Cleanup Voter Rolls DOJ Reverses Obama-Era Decision, Supports Ohio Policies to Cleanup Voter Rolls
- August 10, 2017

As a result, the Justice Department said , "Registrants who are removed in part because they failed to respond to an addressverification notice are not removed exclusively for nonvoting". But in OH, people are targeted for removal if they don't turn up and vote. In February, shortly after Jeff Sessions became attorney general, the department dropped its position in a long-running case that argued Texas meant to discriminate against minorities when it passed a strict voter-ID law. (more...)
Federal report points to human activity as prime cause of climate change
- August 10, 2017

We often talk about climate change as a far-off problem that will affect our children and grandchildren, but climate change is already affecting Americans right now, according to a U.S. The problem, however, is that the National Climate Assessment , a project of the U.S. Global Change Research Program , was not leaked . The U.S. (more...)
North Korea Frees Canadian Pastor Sentenced to Life of Hard Labor North Korea Frees Canadian Pastor Sentenced to Life of Hard Labor
- August 10, 2017

Daniel Jean, national security advisor to the prime minister of Canada, and his party arrived in Pyongyang , the Korean Central News Agency said, without elaborating further. At least three U.S. citizens remain in North Korean custody. Lim's Toronto-area church has said Lim visited North Korea more than 100 times since 1997 and helped set up an orphanage and nursing home. (more...)
White House Nazi Explains Silence on Mosque Bombing White House Nazi Explains Silence on Mosque Bombing
- August 10, 2017

Sebastian Gorka , a senior White House national security official, reiterated President Donald Trump's threats against North Korea, warning on Wednesday that the U.S. The president has a history of tweeting responses to attacks worldwide - with certain exceptions. The White House aide was on MSNBC defending his boss' silence after the Minneapolis mosque attack, saying that the incident might as well be "fake". (more...)
South Africa's Jacob Zuma Survives No-Confidence Vote South Africa's Jacob Zuma Survives No-Confidence Vote
- August 10, 2017

The event means that Zuma will continue as the ruling African National Congress (ANC) President and that of the country. Cape Town - The ANC has muscled through its majority in the National Assembly on Tuesday by blocking the removal of President Jacob Zuma from office in a motion of no confidence debate. (more...)
Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 will launch in September after all, KGI says Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 will launch in September after all, KGI says
- August 10, 2017

The iPhone 8 presented in September 2017 and is available in three colours only? Apple Insider has recently reported that the iPhone 8 production numbers will also go up this year to reach around 50 million units. Ruffer LLP increased its position in shares of Apple by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. IPhone 9: LG is the exclusive supplier of batteries? This positioning makes a lot of sense as it is based on your hand-hold of the phone, with the forefinger not only stabilising the ... (more...)
Barcelona's president criticises the way Neymar left Barcelona's president criticises the way Neymar left
- August 09, 2017

Neymar's deal smashes the previous record set when Paul Pogba joined Manchester United from Juventus for £89m in August 2016. Germany global Draxler, who has made 25 appearances and scored 10 goals for PSG since joining from VfL Wolfsburg in January, possesses a similar profile to Neymar , as a highly skilful inside-out wide player with excellent vision. (more...)
Stunning video shows pink dolphin swimming in Louisiana channel Stunning video shows pink dolphin swimming in Louisiana channel
- August 09, 2017

Boudreaux says the pink dolphins were originally seen about 20 feet from their boat, and they were playing with other dolphins. "And I told my husband to keep up with the ship so I can get a better video". "And in my full time here, we've never seen an animal that looks like that", Sánchez said. There have only been 14 recorded sightings of albino bottlenose dolphins since 1962. (more...)
The French Push Back Against Macron Giving His Wife An Official Role The French Push Back Against Macron Giving His Wife An Official Role
- August 09, 2017

National Equality Movement founder and petition's creator Thierry Paul Valette argued that the referendum must have the power to decide whether to introduce a first lady to France. "There is no reason for the wife of the head of state to get paid through public funds", Valette wrote . In France, the spouse of the president has no codified role but may have an office in the Elysee Palace, security detail and some assistants, while expected to attend official events with their partner. (more...)
Foxconn to invest in MI Foxconn to invest in MI
- August 09, 2017

Last week Foxconn announced a $10 billion investment in Wisconsin which is said to be creating 13,00 jobs at an average salary of $53,000. The company, he said, is highly advanced in tooling, machinery and robotics similarly to MI but does not yet have much of a USA presence in those sectors. (more...)
China, Vietnam meeting cancelled amid South China Sea tensions China, Vietnam meeting cancelled amid South China Sea tensions
- August 09, 2017

The commander of US forces in the Pacific says negotiations between Southeast Asian nations and an "aggressive" China on a code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea will be a key test for the region. "(I'm) reminded that the Transpacific, it was a dream, is no longer there", he said. China has been the largest trading partner of ASEAN for the past eight consecutive years. (more...)
China, ASEAN to test waters on South China Sea talks China, ASEAN to test waters on South China Sea talks
- August 09, 2017

The Association of South East Asian Nations and China should establish a set of rules that were "legally binding, meaningful, effective, and consistent with global law", the foreign ministers of the three countries said in a statement following a meeting in Manila . (more...)
Korea to Halt Tests as Global Pressure Mounts Korea to Halt Tests as Global Pressure Mounts
- August 09, 2017

He says he told Ri "do not violate the United Nations decision or provoke the worldwide community's goodwill by conducting missile launches or nuclear tests". Along with South Korea and Japan, the U.S.is also expected to lead a barrage of condemnations against Pyongyang at the ASEAN Regional Forum, an annual security conference to be held in Manila on Monday. (more...)
Rajnath Singh's jab at Rahul Gandhi Rajnath Singh's jab at Rahul Gandhi
- August 09, 2017

Singh said that with Gandhi being under SPG protection, the Advance Security Liaising (ASL) had been carried out before his visit. Rajnath said that Rahul went on 6 foreign trips for 72 days and every time he refused to take the SPG cover. (more...)
McDonald's to nearly double presence in China by opening 2000 new restaurants McDonald's to nearly double presence in China by opening 2000 new restaurants
- August 09, 2017

McDonald's will nearly double its number of restaurants in China over the next five years as it continues to restructure its business following a worrying dip in sales. "We are excited to join forces with CITIC and Carlyle for better localized decision-making to meet changing customer demands in this dynamic market", said Steve Easterbrook, McDonald's President and CEO. (more...)
Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots soar to more than $300M each Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots soar to more than $300M each
- August 09, 2017

The Hoosier Lottery Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday has increased to $350 million, lottery officials say. Oh, and the jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing? The Idaho Lottery also recommends players sign the back of their tickets and keep them in a safe place until claiming their prize. (more...)
Rajya Sabha repeatedly adjourned over currency note row Rajya Sabha repeatedly adjourned over currency note row
- August 09, 2017

Leader of the House Arun Jaitley accused the opposition of raising " frivolous " issues day after day. Congress was supported by Sharad Yadav of JD-U, who displayed copies of some currency notes. These are of different sizes and different design. Indicating "criminal negligence and criminal culpability" on the part of the government, Sibal said Modi's objectives behind demonetisation were yet to be achieved. (more...)
Ahmed Patel woos his flock ahead of today's Rajya Sabha elections Ahmed Patel woos his flock ahead of today's Rajya Sabha elections
- August 09, 2017

Bhupendra Yadav, Gujarat BJP in charge told TOI, "Our all three candidates will win. We certainly appeal to all political party to select our candidature on merit and as far as Congress is concerned, it has demonstrated to Gujarat , to the rest of the country that it will enact any drama to lure it MLAs to win one RS seat". (more...)
Dolphins ex-cheerleader, lawyer getting divorced -- and Trump's a factor Dolphins ex-cheerleader, lawyer getting divorced -- and Trump's a factor
- August 09, 2017

In addition to their different political views, children were also an issue in the marriage, according to the statement. "She said she wanted children, but Aronberg was in no hurry". She didn't know how it got included in the press release, which was distributed by TransMedia Group on her behalf. When Trump won, she said she was "elated". (more...)
Pulwama encounter: Two LeT terrorists holed up, search operation underway Pulwama encounter: Two LeT terrorists holed up, search operation underway
- August 09, 2017

Indian Army on Monday foiled an infiltration bid and gunned down five terrorist in Machil sector of Jammu and Kashmir. According to a report by ANI, the area has been cordoned off by forces and search operation is underway with police, army forces and the CRPF present at the location. (more...)
ASEAN ministers endorse framework code in South China Sea ASEAN ministers endorse framework code in South China Sea
- August 09, 2017

In what two diplomats involved said was another victory for Beijing on Sunday, ASEAN members declined to say in their joint statement that the hoped-for code of conduct with China be "legally binding". Foreign ministers of ASEAN and China adopted a negotiating framework for a code of conduct over the weekend, a move they hailed as progress but seen by critics as a tactic to buy China time to consolidate its maritime power. (more...)
Arkansas Inmates End Prison Takeover; Guards OK Arkansas Inmates End Prison Takeover; Guards OK
- August 09, 2017

Six inmates snatched keys from three correctional officers at a maximum security prison in Arkansas on Monday and held the officers in an area of the facility for about three hours, the second major disturbance to occur at the penitentiary in less than a month. (more...)
USDA Emails: Don't Use USDA Emails: Don't Use "Climate Change"
- August 09, 2017

The first email obtained by the Guardian , sent by NRCS Deputy Chief for Programs Jimmy Bramblett on January 24, advised of the new administration's "shift in perspective" with regard to climate change . In response to these changes, employees have said "we would prefer to keep the language as is" as they want to maintain the "scientific integrity of the work". (more...)
Military pilot dies in helicopter crash Military pilot dies in helicopter crash
- August 09, 2017

The IDF has launched a full investigation into the tragic accident and ordered all combat choppers be grounded until the outcome of the investigation. "I can say that, from what we have seen at the crash site, if it was related to the rear rotor blades, then they would not be intact like they were", he insisted to the Post. (more...)
Man convicted of having pipe bomb in luggage at United Kingdom airport Man convicted of having pipe bomb in luggage at United Kingdom airport
- August 09, 2017

The bomb was detected when the bag went through x-ray scanners before he boarded the Boeing 737 and he was detained by airport security officers. Nadeem Muhammad was convicted of possessing explosives with intent to endanger life at Manchester Crown Court on Tuesday after prosecutors presented evidence that he meant to detonate the device on a Boeing 737 flight to Bergamo, Italy. (more...)
Iranian drone buzzes US Navy jet in Persian Gulf Iranian drone buzzes US Navy jet in Persian Gulf
- August 09, 2017

Tuesday's incident, which occurred in global airspace, US officials said, is an unsettling development for that reason, and it marks the latest in a series of threatening encounters between the two militaries. Chloe J. Morgan said in a statement to CNBC. At the time of the incident, the jet had been in a holding pattern and was planning to land on the carrier, the statement said. (more...)

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