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Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance

Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance It violates the individual's personal space. "Let's defend Palestine just as we defend Mecca and Medina". "It is our right to reject". The king stressed "the need to find an immediate solution and remove the reasons for the ongoing crisis at the Haram al-Sharif compound", the statement said . [Full Article...]

Fixing Blame Won't Fix the Subways

Fixing Blame Won't Fix the Subways He also asked Lhota to form a reorganization plan for the MTA by July 31. He noted that for years, monthly statistics over time on delays and fires were going "down and down and down" and then this year, they stared to see a "slight hockey puck coming up". [Full Article...]

Senate Votes to Proceed on Obamacare Repeal

Senate Votes to Proceed on Obamacare Repeal Sen. John McCain stands poised to deliver for his party and his president on the health care issue that's defined the GOP for the past seven years. Moderate Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, remained opposed to beginning debate on any option McConnell has revealed so far, and other Republicans remained uncommitted. [Full Article...]

Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban assault

Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban assault According to reports, the militants attacked an outpost in Khakrez district, north of Kandahar, overnight, from multiple directions. UNAMA put the civilian death toll at 92, saying it was the deadliest incident to hit the country since 2001. [Full Article...]

Donald Jr., Manafort Won't Testify in Public - or Under Oath

Donald Jr., Manafort Won't Testify in Public - or Under Oath Charles Grassley and ranking Democrat Sen. Grassley and Feinstein said late Friday: "We will not issue subpoenas for them tonight requiring their presence at Wednesday's hearing but reserve the right to do so in the future". The Associated Press reports that on Tuesday morning, Manafort provided the committee with contemporaneous notes from the June Trump Tower meeting past year that has invit... [Full Article...]

Russians Pranked Rick Perry Into A Phone Call About Pig Poop

Russians Pranked Rick Perry Into A Phone Call About Pig Poop USA Today noted that Russian media also reported that the pranksters informed Perry that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had created a new type of fuel from a mix of home-brewed alcohol and pig manure (which does not exist). In the latest case with Perry, it related to Ukraine's energy security. An audio recording of their encounter with Perry has been posted to YouTube . [Full Article...]

United Nations warns of escalation if no Jerusalem mosque solution by Friday

United Nations warns of escalation if no Jerusalem mosque solution by Friday Jordan and Israel share a long border, various water and natural gas projects, and cooperate to stem Iran's growing influence and the spread of Islamic State militancy in the region. The strife, including the deaths of three Israelis and four Palestinians in violence on Friday and Saturday, have raised worldwide alarm and prompted the U.N. [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump Announces Military Transgender Policy

President Donald Trump Announces Military Transgender Policy The president wrote on Twitter that such service would cause "disruption" and burden the USA with "tremendous medical costs". Defense Secretary Jim Mattis decided late last month to give the military chiefs another six months to conduct a review to determine if letting transgender people enlist in the armed services will affect the "readiness or lethality" of the force. [Full Article...]

European Union launches proceedings against Poland over judicial reform

European Union launches proceedings against Poland over judicial reform European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans has given Poland one month to reduce concern about the measures being pushed through by the right-wing government in Warsaw, or face sanctions. Duda has previously cast a veto against the two laws sharply criticized the judicial reform is about the reorganization of the Supreme court and the National Council of the judiciary, explaining that... [Full Article...]

Amazon has no problem hiring in United Kingdom despite Brexit uncertainties

Amazon has no problem hiring in United Kingdom despite Brexit uncertainties It will house teams of software development engineers, user-interface experts, data analysts and graphic designers. Doug Gurr, Amazon UK country manager, said in a statement: "We are creating thousands of new UK jobs including hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities as we continue to innovate for our customers and provide them with even faster delivery, more selection and better value". [Full Article...]

Wasserman Schultz staffer arrested, then fired

Wasserman Schultz staffer arrested, then fired According to a February Politico report , Awan and several other staffers, including his wife, were under investigation for equipment and data theft from Democratic House members. "Alvi was permitted to board the flight to Qatar and she and her daughters have not returned to the United States", the affidavit says. It did not appear to go in depth into the other matters investigators have been... [Full Article...]

Trump may support Russian Federation sanctions legislation

In mid-June, the US Senate overwhelmingly passed tough sanctions , but the text stalled in the House of Representatives, until agreement was reached on Saturday. According to a memo written by the European Commission, and reported on by the FT, "the measures could impact a potentially large number of European companies doing legitimate business under EU measures with Russian entities in the rai... [Full Article...]

Nine found dead inside truck at Texas Walmart

Nine found dead inside truck at Texas Walmart Eight people are dead and another 28 are hospitalized following a horrific discovery of human smuggling in San Antonio , police and fire officials say. San Antonio is located close to the Mexican border and has experienced hot and dry weather this week with temperatures topping 100F (38C). Hood said EMS transported patients ranging in age from young children to adults in their 30s to seven dif... [Full Article...]

European Union top court keeps Hamas on terror blacklist — BBCI

European Union top court keeps Hamas on terror blacklist — BBCI ECJ made a decision to keep Sri Lankan militant group LTTE off the list. The decision came to a surprise, since in September a General Eleanor Sharpston of the Court of Justice said that the General Court was correct to remove Hamas from the blacklist the list in 2014. [Full Article...]

CMPort finalises new concession agreement for Hambantota port in Sri Lanka

CMPort finalises new concession agreement for Hambantota port in Sri Lanka Samarasinghe added that although negotiations with China Merchants Port Holdings took a long time, all matters regarding the agreement had been thoroughly discussed for the benefit of both China and Sri Lanka. The pact was revisited by the Sri Lankan Cabinet after the Island Country witnessed large scale protests over the transfer of more than 15000 acres of land to the Chinese Company. [Full Article...]

United States considers sending arms to Ukraine

United States considers sending arms to Ukraine At the same time, Volker doesn't consider such a move to be provocative. The State Department's Kurt Volker, a career diplomat and former aid to US Senator John McCain, made these remarks on Sunday during a news conference in Kramatorsk, a government-controlled city in the north of the mainly separatist-held region of Donetsk, Efe news reported. [Full Article...]

Railway Passenger Gets Veg Biryani Topped With Dead Lizard

Railway Passenger Gets Veg Biryani Topped With Dead Lizard When a complaint to the ticket examiner and the pantry auto attendant drew no apparent response, the passengers tweeted to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, says the report. The passenger tweeted the image to the Ministry of Railways . Earlier this week, CAG had pointed out various loopholes in the catering services in the railways. [Full Article...]

Heated discussion expected today on Sitaram Yechury's Rajya Sabha re-entry

Heated discussion expected today on Sitaram Yechury's Rajya Sabha re-entry But those opposed to a third term for the party chief pointed out that he can not return to Parliament on his own party's strength and will need support from the Congress' 44 legislators in the Bengal assembly. CPI (M) does not have enough seats to elect Rajya Sabha member by itself and would need Congress votes too. The central committee meeting will also discuss the preparations for the 22nd p... [Full Article...]

PM Modi's 'largesse' for Gujarat floods outrages 'ignored' Assam

PM Modi's 'largesse' for Gujarat floods outrages 'ignored' Assam Meanwhile, in Assam, 60,000 people are affected in districts such as Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Barpeta, Biswanath, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Morigaon, Golaghat and Nagaon due to floods. The town of Tharad town received a maximum rainfall of 24 inches, followed by 20 inches in Dhanera, 18 in Dantiwada, 15 in Palanpur, 13 inches each in Deesa and Diyodar, 12 in Patan and 11 inches in Vadgam. [Full Article...]

'It Is a Sin to Presume They are Dead,': Sushma Swaraj

'It Is a Sin to Presume They are Dead,': Sushma Swaraj She further said that government will make all possible efforts to trace the Indians and expressed hope that they are alive. However, the Congress appeared to be not satisfied with her statement as its leader Mallikarjun Kharge said, "we will give a notice to discuss foreign affairs and then we will see what you (Swaraj) had said in 2014". [Full Article...]


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