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Surprise! John McCain's 2016 Primary Challenger is Now Aiming for Jeff Flake

Surprise! John McCain's 2016 Primary Challenger is Now Aiming for Jeff Flake The frequent Trump critic refrained from adding fuel to the fire Thursday morning on Fox News after Trump's rally in Arizona on Tuesday - at which the President, without using his name, slammed Flake as "weak" in front of his home-state crowd. [Full Article...]

King of Spain joins Barcelona march of defiance against terrorism

King of Spain joins Barcelona march of defiance against terrorism Rajoy is due in Paris on Monday to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, after twin vehicle attacks in Spain last week left 15 people dead and more than 120 injured. [Full Article...]

GOP Needs to Think of Trump as Political Independent

GOP Needs to Think of Trump as Political Independent But Trump's attacks on Ryan and McConnell have raised questions about whether the passage of debt-ceiling legislation will be as smooth as congressional leaders hope. Trump said he had advised Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan to link passage of legislation raising the debt ceiling to a bill on veterans affairs that he signed in... [Full Article...]

Robert Mueller examining Flynn's role in seeking Clinton emails from hackers

Robert Mueller examining Flynn's role in seeking Clinton emails from hackers Separately, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Mueller is looking into what role ex-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn , who was forced out of the Trump administration in February, may have played in soliciting hacked Hillary Clinton emails during the campaign. [Full Article...]

Kushner meets with Netanyahu, Abbas as confusion lingers over United States peace efforts

Abbas expressed optimism that a deal with Israel could be reached with the help of "sincere" efforts from the Trump administration. Specifically, they are seeking a halt to Israeli settlement construction on occupied lands, and an American commitment to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state as part of a peace deal with Israel. [Full Article...]

Somalia notes 'civilian casualties' in raid

Somalia notes 'civilian casualties' in raid While the Somali army initially claimed that no civilians were killed in the operation, they later revised their position, releasing a statement saying they "understand that there are civilian casualties in which the Federal Government is investigating to find out the truth". [Full Article...]

Coast Guard: Harvey opens potential for chemical, crude spills near Corpus Christi

Coast Guard: Harvey opens potential for chemical, crude spills near Corpus Christi They said they people in Port Aransas were on vessels when they were rescued. Four folks aboard the Signet Enterprise were airlifted safely after the boat began taking on water. Video released by the US Department of Defense shows Coast Guard personnel rescuing four people who were aboard a commercial boat. Tony Hahn, commander of Sector Corpus Christi, said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Trump Mideast Peace Team Tackles the Issues in Jerusalem and Ramallah

Trump Mideast Peace Team Tackles the Issues in Jerusalem and Ramallah During a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in February, President Trump said in a press conference,"I'm looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like". Abbas expressed frustration with the U.S. on Sunday, saying he has met with the American representatives 20 times since Trump took office in January but still had no clear vision of what type of p... [Full Article...]

Haryana Tense But Under Control, Dera Sacha Sauda Ashrams In Kurukshetra Sealed

Haryana Tense But Under Control, Dera Sacha Sauda Ashrams In Kurukshetra Sealed The army has said that law and order is the priority while adding that there are no plans yet to enter the Dera's headquarters in Sirsa. Four officials are on duty near the Dera head's barrack to monitor his activities, he said. People have been asked to stay indoors in the wake of violent protest by Dera followers last evening. "There is still no order for the Army to enter the campus". [Full Article...]

Here's what Kentuckians are saying about the Trump feud

Here's what Kentuckians are saying about the Trump feud A Senate GOP leadership aide told CNN earlier Thursday that members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus rejected the idea because they didn't want to have to vote against the popular veterans affairs bill. Buoyed by the Republican Party's control of the House, the Senate and the White House, Trump kicked off his first term with a healthy dose of optimism that the GOP could quickly tac... [Full Article...]

Pakistan, US in backchannel contacts to resolve rifts

In his speech a few days ago, Trump repeated the lie that withdrawing from Iraq in 2011 is what caused the rise of ISIS and says we can not repeat the "mistake" in Afghanistan like we did in Iraq. The Taliban will wait us out for a very simple reason. The US is a superpower, he said, and the Taliban is unable to fight against it. The salvo against Pakistan was expected as the country had alrea... [Full Article...]

Baba Ram Rahim Singh convicted of Rape in India

Baba Ram Rahim Singh convicted of Rape in India Singh was arrest from the court and the sentence will be pronounced on Monday. The sect leader has been accused by a former follower of raping her a couple of times inside the sprawling Dera campus on the outskirts of Sirsa town in Haryana , 260 kilometres from Chandigarh. [Full Article...]

Democrats call out President Trump for failing to build the border wall

Democrats call out President Trump for failing to build the border wall They didn't do it so now we have a big deal with Dems holding them up (as usual) on debt ceiling approval. He contended that raising the United States' borrowing limit "could have been so easy" but is "now a mess!" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is privately questioning whether Donald Trump can save his presidency. [Full Article...]

Trump pledges rapid response as Hurricane Harvey ravages Texas

Trump pledges rapid response as Hurricane Harvey ravages Texas As it has neared the state, Hurricane Harvey developed into a category-4 storm, with sustained winds of 215km/h. President Trump has already signed a disaster proclamation, making federal funds available to state and local officials for relief efforts. [Full Article...]

Eight people killed in minibus, lorry crash in Britain

Eight people killed in minibus, lorry crash in Britain A 53-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent was arrested on suspicion of causing death by risky driving. Thames Valley Police (TVP) said the minibus is believed to have travelled from the Nottingham area. Four people have been taken to hospital, including a child, according to Police. Chief Inspector Henry Parsons from the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said: 'Emergency services are now o... [Full Article...]

US Soldier Feared Dead After Black Hawk Helicopter Crash in Yemen

US Soldier Feared Dead After Black Hawk Helicopter Crash in Yemen The incident took place about 20 miles from the southeastern coast of Yemen around 7 p.m. local time Friday. Meanwhile, 16 service members were killed in a military transport place crash in northern MS last month. The American team has been supporting an offensive by forces of the United Arab Emirates and the ousted government of Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. [Full Article...]

Jeff Flake wants details of Trump's call for border wall

Jeff Flake wants details of Trump's call for border wall If McConnell can hold all 52 GOP senators - including others with whom Trump is feuding - he'll still needs at least eight Democrat votes for the bill to pass. How weakened is President Trump? "Legislative success - especially on tax reform - is the best way Republicans can protect themselves from any Trump undertow in 2018", the editors conclude. [Full Article...]

Wildfire that prompted evacuations near Kelowna likely human-caused

Wildfire that prompted evacuations near Kelowna likely human-caused Salmon Arm Fire Chief Brad Shirley says he was told Thursday night by someone completely unconnected to the fire service, that the storm that rocked through Salmon Arm spawned a lightning strike on the east side of the mountain, near where a small plane crashed past year. [Full Article...]

China Bans New Business with North Korea

North Korea appears to still be launching missiles for testing and training purposes, part of its long march to a viable deterrence strategy against the USA and its allies. Tillerson called North Korea's "restraint" pleasing and said it could open a pathway for dialogue in the near future. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Donald Trump has been briefed and is monitoring ... [Full Article...]

Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall funds

Trump was speaking to thousands of his supporters in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday (August 22). "I don't think a government shutdown is necessary and I don't think most people want to see a government shutdown, ourselves included", the leader of the Republican-controlled House said at a news conference in OR where he was promoting tax reform. [Full Article...]


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