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'They're Fine': Huckabee Sanders Addresses Trump-McConnell Feud 'They're Fine': Huckabee Sanders Addresses Trump-McConnell Feud
- August 25, 2017

He directly mentioned Trump's "fitness to be in this office" in comments on CNN. When asked, at several points, about the President's comments on the Mexican wall recently , and how it will be funded, Press Secretary Sarah simply reiterated the rhetoric surrounding how border security and protecting Americans was a huge priority for the President. (more...)
Formula One: Kimi Raikkonen returning to Ferrari in 2018 Formula One: Kimi Raikkonen returning to Ferrari in 2018
- August 25, 2017

Raikkonen joined from McLaren in 2007, winning the drivers' title in his first year with Ferrari. "I don't think he wants to be my team-mate". Ferrari tied down Kimi Raikkonen to a new contract this week, but no new deal has yet been agreed for the Championship leader. (more...)
Hamilton laughs off speculation about Vettel Mercedes move Hamilton laughs off speculation about Vettel Mercedes move
- August 25, 2017

Hamilton added: "It's highly unlikely he'll be here". Each has won four races and their rivalry has been characterised by mutual respect with a "road rage" flare up in Azerbaijan where Vettel banged wheels with Hamilton after hitting the back of his vehicle while the safety auto was deployed, although Vettel subsequently apologised. (more...)
4 coaches of Mumbai local train derails, 5 injured 4 coaches of Mumbai local train derails, 5 injured
- August 25, 2017

Andheri-Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus Harbor local train derailed at around 9.55 am. The restoration work was being carried out on a "war footing", officials said. Mittal was facing flak after the Utkal Express derailment in Muzaffarnagar. Services between Wadala and Andheri have been disrupted and WR officials have said that the services will be restored soon. (more...)
Trump met with Flake's prospective primary opponents at Phoenix rally Trump met with Flake's prospective primary opponents at Phoenix rally
- August 25, 2017

In the Fox News interview, Flake said that despite their person clashes, he agrees with a lot of the President's agenda, including Trump's decision to appoint Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and his plans for the border wall. Two sources familiar with the meeting told CNN the meeting was focused on ousting Flake - whom Trump at times has called "the flake". "I'm a Republican, we're all Republicans, and I just think the senator should give the president a little room", she said. (more...)
New Quinnipiac Poll: Trump is dividing the country New Quinnipiac Poll: Trump is dividing the country
- August 25, 2017

A woman was killed after a follower of the so-called alt-right groups drove his vehicle into a crowd. That day, Trump spoke out against the rally violence from his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey. Just 38 per cent said they would choose a Republican. Eighty-one percent responded that prejudice against minority groups is either "very serious" or "somewhat serious", and 62% said the same of prejudice toward Jews. (more...)
Warnings issued as Hurricane Harvey nears Texas coast Warnings issued as Hurricane Harvey nears Texas coast
- August 25, 2017

Risky storm surges were also forecast, reaching between six to 10 feet above ground level in the worst-hit regions. The storm has rapidly intensified since Thursday, spinning into potentially the biggest hurricane to hit the USA mainland in 12 years and taking aim between Houston and Corpus Christi on the coast of Texas. (more...)
White House calls GOP Sen. Corker's criticism of Trump 'ridiculous and outrageous'
- August 25, 2017

At which point she declared she was done with wall questions. SANDERS: He hasn't said they're not, either. "I know that the President is probably one of the strongest Presidents we've had on economic issues". Trump also proposed at the time that the two of them would simply stop talking about Mexico paying for the wall. "So why is he now threatening a government shutdown if Congress won't pay for it?" Sanders said conference registration is at capacity. (more...)
Why Trump Hates Jeff Flake [Podcast] Why Trump Hates Jeff Flake [Podcast]
- August 25, 2017

That will continue to be his priority during the event and afterwards", spokesman Daniel Scarpinato said in a statement. Police used pepper spray to disperse crowds after protesters threw rocks and bottles outside the convention center where Trump spoke, police said. (more...)
Legend in trouble: Brazil icon sentenced to 3 months in prison Legend in trouble: Brazil icon sentenced to 3 months in prison
- August 25, 2017

The former Brazilian worldwide is now working for Real Madrid as an ambassador. The 44-year-old Carlos claimed to be in financial difficulties and offered to pay 35,000 real with the rest coming in installments of 2,000 real, but that offer was turned down by the court. (more...)
North Korean leader orders production of more solid-fuel rocket engines North Korean leader orders production of more solid-fuel rocket engines
- August 25, 2017

Kim Jong Un visits the Chemical Material Institute of Academy of Defense Science at an undisclosed location in North Korea . "We have had no missile launches or provocative acts on the part of North Korea since the unanimous adoption of the U.N. (more...)
Gorkhaland Agitation: Low-intensity blast in Darjeeling, no casualty Gorkhaland Agitation: Low-intensity blast in Darjeeling, no casualty
- August 25, 2017

He also pitched for a tripartite meeting involving the Centre, state and all the hill parties. "We have not taken any decision as no state government letter regarding the all party meet has reached us yet. He also demanded compensation for the kin of those who have been "killed in police firing" and the injured. The region is in a state of crisis as the people are demanding a separate state of "Gorkhaland". (more...)
President Donald Trump voices mild optimism about ties with North Korea President Donald Trump voices mild optimism about ties with North Korea
- August 25, 2017

According to the news service, these missiles are likely not in production or testing yet but potentially could someday reach anywhere in the continental United States . "I am very disappointed in China", he wrote in the first of two tweets . The chairman was in South Korea as part of a diplomatic visit to the peninsula and China, in an attempt to soothe tensions in the Pacific. (more...)
White House dodges questions over Mexico funding border wall White House dodges questions over Mexico funding border wall
- August 25, 2017

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin said Thursday that the wall would be financed in the spending bill , which Trump must sign by September 30 to keep the government running, but Democrats have vowed to oppose any plan to pay for the barrier. (more...)
Pakistan's Fear of India Fuels Afghan War Pakistan's Fear of India Fuels Afghan War
- August 25, 2017

Here's NPR's Michele Kelemen. "I think the president was clear this entire effort was meant to put pressure on the Taliban , to have the Taliban understand that you will not win a battlefield victory", Tillerson said during a press conference Tuesday afternoon. (more...)
25 dead in militant attacks in Myanmar 25 dead in militant attacks in Myanmar
- August 25, 2017

The Rohingya have long faced severe discrimination in Buddhist-majority Myanmar and were the targets of inter-communal violence in 2012 that killed hundreds and drove about 140,000 people - predominantly Rohingya - from their homes to camps for the internally displaced, where most remain. (more...)
U.S. envoy briefs Pakistan army chief on Trump's Afghan plans U.S. envoy briefs Pakistan army chief on Trump's Afghan plans
- August 25, 2017

We have to understand regional strategic situation in South Asia. Pakistan on Thursday reiterated its support "to the people of Kashmir" in the background of U.S. In the same speech, Trump hinted at Pakistan and said that the United States gives "billions of billions of dollars" to the nation and Pakistan returns the favor by harboring militants that the USA is fighting. (more...)
Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Receiving Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows
- August 25, 2017

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) closed down -0.19 points or -0.39% at $49.07 with 6.89 mln shares exchanging hands. It has underperformed by 17.33% the S&P500. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, June 23 by Argus Research. The expected ORCL's profit could reach $2.28B giving the stock 22.29 P/E in the case that $0.55 earnings per share is reported. (more...)
Spain attacks suspect released from custody Spain attacks suspect released from custody
- August 25, 2017

A second suspect was arrested in the town of Oujda, close to Morocco's border with Algeria, 2M reported. Police now believe it was a botched bomb-making workshop and that the explosion foiled plans for a larger attack after finding dozens of gas canisters. (more...)
PH wins first-ever SEA Games ice hockey gold PH wins first-ever SEA Games ice hockey gold
- August 25, 2017

The semifinal clashes in the hotly-contested men's football battle set for Saturday were decided after the last group matches finished on Thursday. The Philippine team bagged the first-ever Southeast Asian Games ice hockey gold medal Thursday in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia. (more...)
Amit Shah puts Arun Jaitley, four ministers in charge of Gujarat polls Amit Shah puts Arun Jaitley, four ministers in charge of Gujarat polls
- August 25, 2017

Narendra Singh Tomar , Nirmala Sitharaman , Jitendra Singh and PP Chaudhary will be co-incharge. Jaitley will be assisted by a high-powered panel of four Union Ministers. The results were announced on December 20, 2012. HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has been made in-charge of Karnataka assembly elections. With regards to the Opposition, the Congress leadership on Monday asked party legislators from Gujarat to remain united and continue their fight for truth and ideology in Mahatma ... (more...)
Boy Scouts 'Exploring' Co-Ed Programming Provokes Girl Scout Ire Boy Scouts 'Exploring' Co-Ed Programming Provokes Girl Scout Ire
- August 25, 2017

The Girl Scout leader, Kathy Hopinkah Hannan, has written a letter asking the Boy Scouts' president to halt any such activities. "Rather, it is a statement on the short-sightedness of thinking that running a program specifically tailored to boys can simply be translated to girls". (more...)
Thailand's Yingluck no-show in court Thailand's Yingluck no-show in court
- August 25, 2017

The Supreme Court set a new date of September 27 for the verdict, and said it would seek an arrest warrant for Yingluck as it did not believe her excuse that she could not attend the court hearing because of an ear problem. All week police have been trying to stop Yingluck's supporters, mainly from the north and north-east of the country, from travelling to Bangkok to gather outside court. (more...)
Pakistan Urges US to Tackle Militant Shelters in Afghanistan Pakistan Urges US to Tackle Militant Shelters in Afghanistan
- August 25, 2017

In a statement issued after the meeting, the civilian and military leadership countered the USA criticism by reminding it of Pakistan's role in the protracted conflict and asking that Washington work with Islamabad with a focus on core issues such as the elimination of terrorist safe havens inside Afghanistan , better border management, the repatriation of millions of Afghan refugees and a re-invigoration of the Afghan peace process for a political settlement. (more...)
Afghanistan calls for peace as U.S. refuses to pull-out
- August 25, 2017

Taking note of United States security aid to Pakistan, Anton said America received in return "indifference to border crossing and terrorist safe havens and sanctuaries" in the tribal regions along the Pakistan-Afghan border, Politico reported. (more...)
Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) Position Held by Montag A & Associates Inc Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) Position Held by Montag A & Associates Inc
- August 25, 2017

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Game of Thrones too racy for Vic street Game of Thrones too racy for Vic street
- August 25, 2017

A property developer in the Australian state of Victoria has been forced to change a street name inspired by the popular television series " Game of Thrones " following a complaint, local media reported. The City of Greater Geelong voted to change the name after the Office of Geographic Names decided it wasn't compliant with its naming rules. "(Names) must not be detrimental to the preservation of longstanding community values", Ms Gardner said. (more...)
Percent of Americans See Trump as Divider, Poll Finds Percent of Americans See Trump as Divider, Poll Finds
- August 25, 2017

The survey released by George Washington University on Thursday showed that 53 percent of Americans disagreed with Trump's way of handling the reclusive state, while 43 percent approved. A new poll finds that though Americans have little faith in Trump's character and efficacy, a majority are still in support of his political agenda. (more...)
Chow Yun-Fat spotted clearing uprooted tree from road after Typhoon Hato Chow Yun-Fat spotted clearing uprooted tree from road after Typhoon Hato
- August 25, 2017

No vessels were permitted to enter the port, and ferry services to Macau and to Hong Kong's outlying islands were canceled. Hong Kong is facing one of the most serious storms to come through in the last five years, with the Observatory raising the storm warning to the highest level Wednesday morning. (more...)
Concerto annullato a Rotterdam per minaccia terroristica Concerto annullato a Rotterdam per minaccia terroristica
- August 25, 2017

Anche per i musicisti, nessun problema. Inoltre, nei pressi del locale del concerto , la polizia ha trovato un furgone sospetto con targa spagnola e conducente spagnolo , ora in stato di fermo. La sala poteva ospitare circa mille persone. La polizia ha temuto il ripetersi della strage del Bataclan , uno dei sei obiettivi colpiti dalla cellula di Isis il 13 novembre del 2015 a Parigi , dove si esibiva un'altra band americana, gli " Eagles od Death' ". (more...)