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Trump immigration comments spark chaos in GOP

Trump immigration comments spark chaos in GOP President Trump's message to Congress is clear: If immigration is your priority, pass the Goodlatte bill. Leadership said it will try to whip the bill next week after they seek clarity about what exactly Trump meant in his Friday morning interview on Fox News , Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenryPatrick Timothy McHenryGOP revolts multiply against retiring Ryan House rejects farm bill as conserv... [Full Article...]

Judge sends former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to jail, pending trial

Judge sends former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to jail, pending trial His former lieutenant Rick Gates has pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States and to lying to investigators, and he has agreed to cooperate in the Mueller investigation. Manafort is the first Trump campaign official to be jailed as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The new indictment charged Manafort and Kilimnik with obstruction of justice and conspiracy ... [Full Article...]

Sen. Perdue 'Troubled' By Trump's Halt to Military Exercises With SKorea

Sen. Perdue 'Troubled' By Trump's Halt to Military Exercises With SKorea Bush administrations. " President Trump has granted a brutal and repressive dictatorship the worldwide legitimacy it has long craved", Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said. "We have made a decision to leave the past behind", Kim said through a translator, after signing the statement. "Well, he is very talented", Mr Trump said. [Full Article...]

Drone kills Taliban leader who ordered Malala Yousafzai’s murder

An American drone attack has targeted and killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban in an eastern border province of Afghanistan , military officials and local intelligence sources confirmed to VOA. They said they feared four other top commanders may also have been killed. Mullah Radio was designated a global terrorist by the United States and carried a bounty of $5 million. [Full Article...]

Italian Minister Cancels France Trip After Migrant Ship Row

Italian Minister Cancels France Trip After Migrant Ship Row Spain finally granted the boat permission to dock in Valencia. United Nations refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged the European Union on Wednesday to sort out its "shameful" refugee policy after both Italy and Malta turned away a ship carrying hundreds of migrants. [Full Article...]

Eid ul-Fitr: All you need to know about the festival

Eid ul-Fitr: All you need to know about the festival In Kerala, the moon was sighted in Kozhikode, a top cleric said. Earlier the Qazis of Mangalore, Udupi and Ullal have declared Friday as the Eid day as the reports of moon sighting is received from nearby areas. The fast is one of the five main religious obligations under Islam. On the morning of Eid, Muslims gather in nearby mosques or outdoor spaces to perform their traditional prayer which co... [Full Article...]

Shep Smith has a scathing assessment of the Trump Kim summit

Shep Smith has a scathing assessment of the Trump Kim summit They started with a private one-hour meeting and then joined top-level staff for an expanded discussion. The six-party talks for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula were a series of multilateral negotiations held intermittently since 2003 and attended by representatives from China, Japan, North Korea , Russia, South Korea, and the United States. [Full Article...]

Comey made 'serious error of judgement' in handling Clinton email probe

Comey made 'serious error of judgement' in handling Clinton email probe The report comes 18 months after Horowitz announced that his office would look into alleged misconduct surrounding Comey's handling of the investigation into the former Democratic presidential nominee's emails, including allegations that DOJ and FBI policies or procedures were not followed relating to the July 5, 2016 announcement that the bureau wasn't recommending any charges against Clinto... [Full Article...]

Editor Shujaat Bukhari of English daily Rising Kashmir killed in Srinagar

Editor Shujaat Bukhari of English daily Rising Kashmir killed in Srinagar Unknown gunmen shot a veteran journalist and his police bodyguard dead on Thursday in Srinagar city of India-Occupied Kashmir , police and witnesses said. Former army commander in the area Lt Gen (retd) Syed Ata Hasnain said, "Very pained to hear of the shooting of Shujat Bukhari, Editor of Rising Kashmir ". [Full Article...]

Trump habit of ripping up documents a headache for record-keepers

Trump habit of ripping up documents a headache for record-keepers Lartey said his entire department would have to tape together paper that the president had torn to pieces. White House officials enlisted records management employees to tape back together papers from President Donald Trump's office that he constantly rips up, according to a new report from Politico . [Full Article...]

President honors pro-Taiwan US congressman

President honors pro-Taiwan US congressman The new base for the American Institute in Taiwan is said to be the strongest and most secure structure ever built on the island, made with blast-proof materials over almost 10 years. Since Tsai came to power two years ago, Beijing has cut contact with her government because Taipei refuses to acknowledge that Taiwan is part of "one China". [Full Article...]

UK PM May wins vote, parliament rejects staying in European Economic Area

UK PM May wins vote, parliament rejects staying in European Economic Area A spokeswoman for the Department for Exiting the European Union said the government's new amendment respected the tests set out by Brexit Secretary David Davis later on Tuesday evening, which state any compromise amendment must not undermine negotiations with Brussels or hinder the government's ability to negotiate global treaties in future. [Full Article...]

Tornado confirmed in Wilkes-Barre storm, National Weather Service says

Tornado confirmed in Wilkes-Barre storm, National Weather Service says Dave Skutnik, the Regional Director of Communications for the Red Cross of Eastern Pennsylvania said that fortunately, there have been no fatalities, but a " few minor injuries " have been reported so far. Staff and patrons huddled in a kitchen for over an hour until they were allowed to escape to the Sonic Drive-in restaurant at the other end of the Wyoming Valley Mall parking lot. [Full Article...]

Sarah Sanders and Raj Shah planning to leave White House

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded on Wednesday night to a CBS News report that she was looking to leave the Trump administration. Less than halfway through Mr. Trump's term, the turnover rate stands at 51 percent, according to the Brookings Institution . Not only that, but another major worry is that people are no longer willing to go to work from such a chaotic a... [Full Article...]

British singer Robbie Williams kicks off World Cup by flipping finger

British singer Robbie Williams kicks off World Cup by flipping finger Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association president Doug Redmond has seen a World Cup game; that was in 1994, when the United States hosted the event alone and he took in a contest that involved Argentina and the great Diego Maradona. Meanwhile, it should be noted that Saudi Arabia have fired two coaches since qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2018 . " Of course it is also an emotional one... [Full Article...]

Scottish Nationalists in walkout after their leader is expelled from the Commons

Scottish Nationalists in walkout after their leader is expelled from the Commons Moments later, Nicola Sturgeon tweeted she was "right behind" her party's MPs. SCOTTISH Nationalist MPs stormed out of the Commons after their Westminster leader was expelled by Speaker John Bercow. The Tories' respect for Scotland is skin-deep at best. 'We hear from the Prime Minister about respecting devolution. This will rightly haunt the Scottish Tories for a generation. [Full Article...]

Germany migrant row threatens Merkel coalition

Germany migrant row threatens Merkel coalition While it fits in with the idea that asylum seekers should not " shop " for the country that gives it the best welcome and benefits, Merkel has feared that copycat laws would follow across Europe, as one country after another would close its borders to avoid becoming the receptacle for all of the continent's undocumented migrants. [Full Article...]

Comey 'broke norms but not biased' - agency watchdog report

Comey 'broke norms but not biased' - agency watchdog report The 500-page (!) inspector general's report on the FBI's conduct during the 2016 presidential campaign will be released in a few hours, but I probably won't have time to get to it today. But Bloomberg News , which also reported the new Strzok message, said Horowitz's report "did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affecte... [Full Article...]

Six Labour frontbenchers resign in protest at Labour’s Brexit position

Six Labour frontbenchers resign in protest at Labour’s Brexit position The concession on a meaningful vote came after intensive horse-trading on the floor of the House of Commons, with chief whip Julian Smith shuttling between Tory backbenchers during debate on Lords amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill. "Grateful for the conversations but without consultation what was agreed earlier today has been changed". The so-called "meaningful say" vote was defeated by 324 v... [Full Article...]

Over 600 homes destroyed by lava rivers in Hawaii

Over 600 homes destroyed by lava rivers in Hawaii The lava filled Kapoho Bay within two hours after the eruption began and formed a delta extending almost a mile from shore as it cools, according to the USGS. Depending on climate, rainfall and other variables, new vegetation could start growing soon, but it would take much longer for the fertile land and lush rainforests to build back up. [Full Article...]


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