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US House backs new Russian Federation sanctions

US House backs new Russian Federation sanctions The bill includes sanctions against Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which stands accused of supporting terrorism, and North Korea, for its missile tests. "This bipartisan bill is about keeping America safe, and I urge the president to sign it into law". In the light of overwhelming support for the bill , the White House did not confirm whether Mr Trump would sign it into law. [Full Article...]

Diageo Sees Operating Profit Increase In First Half

Diageo Sees Operating Profit Increase In First Half Operating profit inclusive of currency movements and acquisitions was up by 25% to £3.6bn and net sales rose by 15% to £12.1bn over the same period. U.S. In January, Diageo Ireland announced a €25m investment into the newly-established Roe & Co distillery. Organic operating profit growth performed above market expectations, at 5.6 per cent. [Full Article...]

Japan's defence minister expected to resign on Friday, media say

Japan's defence minister expected to resign on Friday, media say Japan's Defense Ministry also declined from confirming reports that General Toshiya Okabe, chief of staff of the Ground Self Defense Forces, has made a decision to resign over the cover-up scandal. The ministry reversed its previous explanation, saying from early February that the information had been found on a computer of the SDF Joint Staff Office, and disclosing part of it. [Full Article...]

Gallup: Trump Approval Above 50% or Higher in 17 States

Gallup: Trump Approval Above 50% or Higher in 17 States A key thing to notice about that chart: The approval rating in November was almost always higher than the percentage of the vote that the president received. Other recent polls show a similar split when it comes to impeaching the president. His approval ratings were 43 percent in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and 42 percent in MI. [Full Article...]

Police At Wrong House When Deadly Shooting Happened

Police At Wrong House When Deadly Shooting Happened What authorities know is that the officers involved, who have not been named, were trying to serve an arrest warrant at the house. "The only time the police had ever been there was when they had been robbed", lawyer Murray Wells said. "They shouldn't be here in the first place". According to the warrant, Tate County was after 25-year-old Samuel Pearman, accused of hitting a woman Sunday night ... [Full Article...]

China vows to strengthen ties with the Philippines

China vows to strengthen ties with the Philippines The UK's proposed naval move threatens its current positive relationship with the economic powerhouse. "We have not finalised exactly where that deployment will take place but we won't be constrained by China from sailing through the South China Sea". [Full Article...]

Scalise Commends Officers Who Took Down Ballfield Gunman

Scalise Commends Officers Who Took Down Ballfield Gunman Trump honored the officers at the scene today at the White House , calling them 'very fearless people, great people'. "It was just another handsome morning until something unthinkable happened", the president said of the attack, which was launched as Republicans practiced for the annual congressional baseball game. [Full Article...]

Close To Three Dozen Caribbean Immigrants Nabbed By ICE In NYC Alone

An Ecuadorian citizen who was illegally in the United States and had been convicted of rape was among 114 people arrested during an 11-day operation by U.S. "ICE conducts targeted enforcement operations on a daily basis". These concerns helped prompt Great Barrington to adopt its "Trust Policy" at its May Town Meeting defining the rights of immigrants in the town, and led the Pittsfield and Stoc... [Full Article...]

Inter open to offers as United circle

Ed Woodward joined up with United's pre-season tour having stayed back to work on deals that the United manager is confident the executive vice-chairman has a grip on. "These are the types of challenges that we want to have". He did Lindelof and Lukaku, he knows that I would like two more players, but he also knows that I have balance. [Full Article...]

Trump unhappy with Sessions but will not fire him

Trump unhappy with Sessions but will not fire him Trump tweeted several times in the last week about Sessions and blasted the attorney general in an interview with The New York Times . In norm-smashing tweets that further eroded the firewall between politics and the Justice Department , Trump accused acting FBI director Andrew McCabe of being a "friend" of James Comey - the FBI chief whom Trump fired over the Russian Federation investiga... [Full Article...]

Israel removes metal detectors from sensitive holy site

Israel removes metal detectors from sensitive holy site Israel has said the metal detectors were a needed security measure to prevent future attacks. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan's King Abdullah II spoke by phone late Monday to discuss tensions over the sacred esplanade in Jerusalem's Old City, as well as a diplomatic crisis over a security guard at the Israeli Embassy in Amman who shot and killed two people after being attacked wit... [Full Article...]

North Korea Visits PHL Ahead of ASEAN Meeting

Through its state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun, North Korea warned the US on Thursday saying that Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs have boosted the regime's strategic status, . North Korea marked the "Day of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War" Thursday, a national holiday that celebrates the end of the Korean war in 1953, which may indicate a missile test is forthcoming as ten... [Full Article...]

US Navy ship fires warning shots as Iranian vessel makes unsafe approach

US Navy ship fires warning shots as Iranian vessel makes unsafe approach The Iranian boat came to within 150 yards of the Thunderbolt , despite a number of warnings issued via radio, firing flares, and blowing the vessel's whistle as a warning. Navy said in a statement. The U.S. military said it has recorded approximately 60 unsafe interactions with Iranian ships in the Gulf since 2015, Fox News reported . [Full Article...]

Boy Scouts chief after Trump speech: We regret that 'politics were inserted'

Boy Scouts chief after Trump speech: We regret that 'politics were inserted' Trump brought up president Obama - and got the audience to boo - and took time to knock his former opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, too. But those "real moments of Scouting" were "overshadowed by the remarks offered by the President of the United States", he wrote . [Full Article...]

Power out for Hatteras, Ocracoke

Power out for Hatteras, Ocracoke Tideland Electric said an attempt to run the Ocracoke generator failed Thursday, resulting in damage that could make it inoperable. A mandatory evacuation of visitors to the island and a state of emergency were issued on Thursday, according to Hyde and Dare county officials. [Full Article...]

Israel steps up security at Jerusalem shrine

Israel steps up security at Jerusalem shrine In the days leading up to Friday , Palestinian leaders had called for a "day of rage" to protest what they feared as an Israeli violation of the status quo regarding governorship of the site. At the start of the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu condemned the killing on Friday of three Israelis in the West Bank settlement of Neve Tsuf, north-west of Ramallah, by a Palestinian man. [Full Article...]

William Browder: Fusion GPS Was Acting On Behalf Of Russia

William Browder: Fusion GPS Was Acting On Behalf Of Russia According to the Russian lawyer, the investor had collected private information about her. Veselnitskaya said that the smear campaign was a revenge for Browder's recent defeat in a United States court in the "Prevezon" company case in which Veselnitskaya acted as a legal expert representing the Cyprus-based holding company in its defense against allegations of money laundering. [Full Article...]

Rift between Trump staff aired in tweet

Rift between Trump staff aired in tweet Ms Huckabee Sanders said the President ran a White House where varied view points and healthy competition was encouraged. Meanwhile, the President is ratcheting up the pressure on his attorney-general Jeff Sessions, who Mr Trump has branded as "beleaguered" and "very weak" for not investigating his rival candidate Hillary Clinton. [Full Article...]

National Night Out encourages community connections

National Night Out encourages community connections There will also be free food and beverages, music and a family magic show. Kids will able to sit in police cars and fire trucks and the Jacksonville Fire Department's "Smokehouse" will be on location. Loren Hamilton, coordinator of Crimestoppers of Morgan and Scott County, said the is meant to night strengthen police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals that Jacksonville is organ... [Full Article...]

Sekulow, Scaramucci Say Trump Isn't Thinking About Pardoning Anybody

Sekulow, Scaramucci Say Trump Isn't Thinking About Pardoning Anybody United States President Donald Trump's claim over the weekend that he has the "complete power to pardon ", in response to the investigation of possible ties between his 2016 election campaign and Russian Federation, has sparked a debate on whether he could ultimately use the power to pardon himself . [Full Article...]


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