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Trump's Afghan strategy: Key US official to arrive in Islamabad tomorrow Trump's Afghan strategy: Key US official to arrive in Islamabad tomorrow
- August 27, 2017

There is no official word from Pakistani side about Wells' arrival yet. Wells will be the first high-level United States official to visit Pakistan after Trump's remarks with regard to his new policy for South Asia last week. During her first visit, she met Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and discussed the situation in Afghanistan, according to the Foreign Office. Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and several leaders and officials from the Indian Ocean region will attend the ... (more...)
BJP using triple talaq ruling to impose uniform civil code: CPI-M BJP using triple talaq ruling to impose uniform civil code: CPI-M
- August 27, 2017

The Muslim women, who had filed the petitions, had challenged the practice of " triple talaq " in which the husband pronounces " talaq " thrice in one go, sometimes even by phone or a text message, to get divorce . So the declaration by justices in Delhi that the practice is unconstitutional was a relief and victory for India's 90 million Muslim women. In any event, we must ask if a woman's right to equality and dignity must only be defined in terms of marriage and divorce. (more...)
Read the Defamation Suit Filed Against Southern Poverty Law Center Read the Defamation Suit Filed Against Southern Poverty Law Center
- August 27, 2017

Kennedy said the lawsuit included Amazon and Guidestar , who allegedly dropped DJKM from their services, which included the AmazonSmile Foundation's charitable list, because of the ministry's listing on the hate map . He said in a statement: 'The SPLC is an organization that is an attack dog of the Left, they are not a neutral arbiter that is calling balls and strikes. (more...)
Armenian is on United States sanctions' list — Newspaper Armenian is on United States sanctions' list — Newspaper
- August 27, 2017

Mnuchin said. In addition to sanctions adopted by the United Nations Security Council this month, Japan and the United States have imposed punitive measures against global firms, including those from China, for doing business with the hermit state. (more...)
Former Missouri senator says Trump is not a Republican in op-ed Former Missouri senator says Trump is not a Republican in op-ed
- August 27, 2017

Trump's comments in Phoenix , however, likely emboldened staunch conservatives on the Hill who have held up negotiations over budgets and raising the debt ceiling in the past. As he has traveled around his home state this week, McConnell has downplayed speculation that he and President Donald Trump are sparring, despite reports that the two men haven't spoken since a tense August 9 phone call . (more...)
Lebanese army begins talks with Islamic State: security source Lebanese army begins talks with Islamic State: security source
- August 27, 2017

Nasrallah said that Hezbollah liberated 20 square km on the Lebanese side of the border once the offensive started. "There has been no timeframe set" for the truce, an army source told AFP. The fate of nine soldiers that Islamic State took captive then remains unknown. Al-Nusra and IS each executed two of their hostages, and a fifth died of wounds sustained during the fighting in Arsal. (more...)
White House may address Trump's frustration with Congress in news briefing White House may address Trump's frustration with Congress in news briefing
- August 27, 2017

Bill (which just passed) for easy approval". "It's our job to inform Congress of the debt ceiling and it's their job they raise it", Mrs. Sanders said at the daily White House press briefing. But what would it take for Trump to actually force a government shutdown? In a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto one week after Trump was inaugurated, the USA president acknowledged that both leaders were "in a little bit of a political bind" because each had vowed not to ... (more...)
Trump kicks against the Filibuster Rule once again Trump kicks against the Filibuster Rule once again
- August 27, 2017

He warned that if Senate Republicans don't do that, "few bills will be passed", because "8 Dems control the Senate!" There are mixed messages coming publicly and privately from the administration. The legislation turned into a long, hard slog that Trump was unprepared to lead because nothing they said about their plan was even remotely close to true. (more...)
Tunnel found at US-Mexico border after 30 people smuggled into US Tunnel found at US-Mexico border after 30 people smuggled into US
- August 27, 2017

Not only illegal, Border Patrol spokeswoman Stephanie Dixon told CBS News the practice was unsafe to residents because of the hefty weight. "While subterranean tunnels are not a new occurrence along the California-Mexico border, they are more commonly utilized by transnational criminal organizations to smuggle narcotics", the CBP press release states. (more...)
Trump makes final decision on Arpaio pardon Trump makes final decision on Arpaio pardon
- August 27, 2017

Rumors abounded that the president was going to announce the pardon of Arpaio during a recent rally in Phoenix, Arizona, but he demurred, saying only that he thought Arpaio "would be alright". Arpaio, who was booted from office last year, previously said instances in which he was accused of misconduct aren't relevant to the discussion of his possible pardon. (more...)
Dog Spotted Carrying An Entire Bag of Dog Food After Harvey Dog Spotted Carrying An Entire Bag of Dog Food After Harvey
- August 27, 2017

Tiele Dockens posted the photo Saturday morning in Sinton, which is about 30 minutes from Corpus Christi. Segovia realized Otis was gone Friday night and even though he tried calling his name, Otis didn't return, Chron.com reported . According to the grandfather, Otis has helped comfort five-year-old Carter, who has had numerous hospital visits for seizures and asthma. "He's the only dog allowed to lie down in front of the county court house", Segovia said. (more...)
Thousands march in Barcelona to show unity after attacks Thousands march in Barcelona to show unity after attacks
- August 27, 2017

More than half a million people have joined a march against terrorism in Barcelona in a public show of unity. " No tinc por " has been embraced as a phrase by Spain's entire political class as a response to violence. Medical authorities said Saturday that 22 of the more than 120 wounded in the August 17 to 18 attacks are still being treated in hospitals. Six of them remain in critical condition. (more...)
Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) Move as Institutional Investors' Sentiment Improved
- August 27, 2017

Over the past five trading sessions shares of Xcel Energy Inc . More notable recent Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE: XEL ) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Xcel Energy Inc Earnings Climb 15% In Q2" on July 27, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: "Xcel Energy (XEL) Hits 52-Week High on Strong Q2 Earnings" published on August 21, 2017, Businesswire.com published: "Xcel Energy Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Report" on July 27, 2017. (more...)
Drunk Abbott 'not acceptable or admirable' Drunk Abbott 'not acceptable or admirable'
- August 27, 2017

Mr Turnbull, who was Liberal leader at the time of the vote, said he had known why Mr Abbott had missed bells in Parliament. "He was drunk! And didn't come into the House ". At the time he had dismissed questions about whether he was drunk as "impertinent". Asked about his lifestyle habits, Mr Abbott said "one of the reasons why I exercise pretty fiercely is because it means I can eat and drink, occasionally to excess". (more...)
Every child's chance to learn second language: National's education policy Every child's chance to learn second language: National's education policy
- August 27, 2017

National Standards Plus will initially be rolled out to reading, writing, and maths in 2019, but will be extended to digital technology and wellbeing measures over time. Maths achievement is another area of focus, with the party pledging a $126 million investment to raise maths achievement for primary school students. (more...)
How Republicans are responding to Trump's government shutdown threat How Republicans are responding to Trump's government shutdown threat
- August 27, 2017

President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on members of his Republican Party on Thursday, this time lashing out at them for creating a "mess" of the debt ceiling legislation process. "One way or the other, we're going to get that wall". "I don't think a government shutdown is necessary and I don't think most people want to see a government shutdown, ourselves included", Ryan, a Republican , said at a news conference at Intel Corp.'s office near Portland, Oregon. (more...)
Court gives clean chit to Zardari in corruption case Court gives clean chit to Zardari in corruption case
- August 27, 2017

Reacting to her father's acquittal, Bakhtawar Bhutto tweeted, "while Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif hide from NAB, my father Asif Ali Zardari has been acquitted in the last pending case". He said they always respect law and will always do so. The reference filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has no legal standing, stated the court order. (more...)
Russian LNG Tanker Crosses Arctic Ocean In Record Time Russian LNG Tanker Crosses Arctic Ocean In Record Time
- August 27, 2017

The tanker was carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) and managed the trip in 19 days, knocking nearly a third off the time it would take to go around Europe and through the Suez Canal. "This is a significant factor in a fragile ecosystem", said Spears. "It is not like sailing in open water, even if you have an ice classed ship, the risks are dramatically increased". (more...)
Giants vs. Jets in preseason action Giants vs. Jets in preseason action
- August 27, 2017

He did it! After nearly 2 and a half games of opportunities to generate a scoring drive, Hackenberg drove the field to the Giants 11 yard line, to get a field goal. It would have potentially been a touchdown if not for a Landon Collins open-field tackle on third down. Rookie Davis Webb, who did not play in Cleveland on Monday night, quarterbacked the final seven minutes of the game. (more...)
Within 24 Hours, A Pair Of Wildly Different Trump Speeches Within 24 Hours, A Pair Of Wildly Different Trump Speeches
- August 27, 2017

Trump now infamously said that there were "many sides" to the violent rallies that ended up killing Heather Heyer , 32, at the hands of a white supremacist participant who drove his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters, and injured several others. (more...)
Venezuela Calls on United Nations to Reject 'Hostile' US Military Threat Venezuela Calls on United Nations to Reject 'Hostile' US Military Threat
- August 27, 2017

The statement by Moreno added that it's "imperative" to defend the declaration of Latin America and the Caribbean as a peace zone signed by all heads of state of the region in 2014. The powerful 545-seat Constituent Assembly, with the principal task of rewriting the 1999 constitution, started its work on Friday, following an election which was held amid a wave of deadly clashes and violence, with protesters attacking polling stations and barricading streets. (more...)
Cordell Brown states he was arrested for arson Cordell Brown states he was arrested for arson
- August 27, 2017

A neighbor told CTV Edmonton that police appeared to handcuff Brown before taking him away in an ambulance around 7 p.m. on Friday. "I think as soon as I'm eliminated as a suspect then efforts can be focused on who really did the crime", said Brown, adding that police have asked him not to talk about a tenant he said he had recently evicted. (more...)
Nine percent of Americans say neo-Nazi or white supremacist views are acceptable Nine percent of Americans say neo-Nazi or white supremacist views are acceptable
- August 27, 2017

Firing insults at the United States media, he said: "I really don't think they like our country.' The president added that the "failing New York Times... Trump revised history, exaggerated the size of crowd, and fed the pigs a steady diet of red meat. If you don't believe me, just ask them. "You don't have to be a hero to make that comment". (more...)
Black Man Forced Into Coffin By Racist White Farmers Black Man Forced Into Coffin By Racist White Farmers
- August 27, 2017

Two white men have been convicted of attempted murder after threatening to a kill a black man they forced into a coffin. The video triggered national outrage when it emerged a year ago. In response to the guilty verdict in the coffin assault case by the Middleburg High Court earlier today, Shenilla Mohamed, Amnesty International South Africa Executive Director, said: 'This disgusting case lays bare the discrimination that still runs deep in South African society. (more...)
Hannity Endorses Jeff Flake's Primary Opponent After Trump Visit To Arizona Hannity Endorses Jeff Flake's Primary Opponent After Trump Visit To Arizona
- August 27, 2017

President Donald Trump is "employing a strategy he thinks is effective for him" in attacking Sens. McCain helped sink the GOP healthcare bill with his no vote and Trump on Tuesday night at his Phoenix rally criticized him without naming him . (more...)
Foreign students' impact on United Kingdom investigated by Home Office Foreign students' impact on United Kingdom investigated by Home Office
- August 27, 2017

But critics of the current arrangement have warned that overseas students who are allowed to stay in the country after their studies add a sizeable number to the overall immigration figures in Britain . "Her reason was simple: around 100,000 of those students, she claimed, remained in the United Kingdom illegally once their visas expired". Recent figures suggest the marginal increase in Indian student numbers was at the postgraduate level, while the largest drop was for vocational courses. (more...)
AP Govt Felicitates Vice Prez Venkaiah Naidu in Vijayawada AP Govt Felicitates Vice Prez Venkaiah Naidu in Vijayawada
- August 27, 2017

Speaking at a civic reception organised by the AP government, Mr Venkaiah Naidu he said although he had retired from politics, he was not exhausted of politics. "I retired from politics, but not exhausted". Central Union Ministers, state Ministers, TDP leaders were also present to receive the Vice President. (more...)
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Shares Bought by Elkfork Partners LLC International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Shares Bought by Elkfork Partners LLC
- August 27, 2017

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM ), from Technology sector has been on the upside of the performance spectrum. Beacon Capital Inc owns 726 shares. Cullinan Inc invested in 0.45% or 31,490 shares. Conning Inc holds 1.33% or 201,454 shares in its portfolio. Lourd Limited Liability Com has 0.78% invested in International Business Machines Corp. (more...)
Qatar to return its ambassador to Iran: Foreign ministry Qatar to return its ambassador to Iran: Foreign ministry
- August 27, 2017

Iran accused Saudi Arabia of being responsible for two attacks on 7 June in Tehran that Daesh has claimed responsibility for. "It could very well be calculated toward reinforcing the point that Qatar will not bow to this regional pressure placed upon it", she told the AP news agency. (more...)
Dybala hat trick; Inter beat Roma Dybala hat trick; Inter beat Roma
- August 27, 2017

Genoa took the lead in the first minute of the game at Luigi Ferraris Stadium when Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic scored an own goal and then stretched its advantage to 2-0 when striker Andrey Galabinov converted a penalty try just six minutes later. (more...)

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