• US Senate slaps new sanctions on Russian Federation
US Senate slaps new sanctions on Russian Federation

Moscow complained that the new sanctions bill showed with all clarity that relations with Russian Federation have fallen hostage to the domestic political struggle in the US. He said there was "a very lively discussion" on the "not painless" issue in the European Union because the "proposed sanctions have immediate consequences for other countri...

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  • Trump names John Kelly chief of staff
Trump names John Kelly chief of staff

Trump has previously lost a deputy chief of staff, national security adviser, communications director and press secretary. After Mr Trump had broken the news on social media - apparently as he was flying back from an appearance on New York's Long Island where he was accompanied by Mr Priebus - he spoke briefing with travelling reporters.

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  • Expert breaks down the healthcare repeal fail
Expert breaks down the healthcare repeal fail

In Nevada, Republican Danny Tarkanian-a frequent candidate who has been considering a primary challenge to Sen. Current Senate rules mandate that 60 senators - three-fifths of the 100-member Senate - must agree in order to end debate and move forward to a vote on a measure or piece of legislation - a process known as invoking cloture.

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  • Aamir Khan urges fans to help flood victims in Assam, Gujarat
Aamir Khan urges fans to help flood victims in Assam, Gujarat

Rijiju rejected charge of bias in extending central assistance to the flood-affected states in the form of rescue teams and relief funds, brought up earlier by MPs like Madhusudhan Mistry (Congress) during discussion on the calling attention motion on flood situation in the country, saying that NDRF had been instructed not to delay relief on acco...

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  • Vladimir Putin : President says Russian Federation will respond to 'insolence' of United States sanctions
Vladimir Putin : President says Russian Federation will respond to 'insolence' of United States sanctions

The Russian strongman criticised the probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election, saying that he "does not see this as an investigation". The European Union warned the United States on Wednesday that the bloc would act "within days" if it did not receive reassurances on the potential impact of the sanctions on European interests...

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  • Profs heap even MORE vitriol on McCain after health care vote
Profs heap even MORE vitriol on McCain after health care vote

As such may we all keep Sen. John McCain , the veteran senator, dealt President Trump a stunning blow with a vote that derailed the Republican party's seven-year quest to reform healthcare. Would he live up to his name as the "Maverick?" John McCain's return to the Senate for the vote on Trumpcare had nearly everyone fooled. The Senate...

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  • Family of woman slain on cruise ship 'devastated'
Family of woman slain on cruise ship 'devastated'

Kenneth Manzanares , 39, wore an orange jumpsuit and was shackled at the ankles as he appeared at the US District Court in Alaska via video link. Authorities later revealed that Kristy, 39, was found with a gaping head wound shortly after nine at night.

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  • What is MS-13? The blood-thirsty gang Donald Trump is targeting
What is MS-13? The blood-thirsty gang Donald Trump is targeting

The action by Salvadoran prosecutors came a day after they charged 593 gang members ahead of Sessions' visit, including many MS-13 members, the Justice Department said. The White House has highlighted border enforcement as a tool in fighting MS-13. "We need to stop them in their tracks and focus on this risky group".

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  • Russia Could Expel US Diplomats in Response to Fresh Sanctions
Russia Could Expel US Diplomats in Response to Fresh Sanctions

The bill would also add sanctions against North Korea and Iran. A key feature of the bill is a requirement for the president to seek permission from Congress before removing sanctions on Russian Federation - an attempt to block any unilateral move by Trump to lift sanctions.

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  • EU 'vigilant' on new US sanctions on Russia
EU 'vigilant' on new US sanctions on Russia

The sanctions also included the closure of two Russian compounds, in Maryland and NY, used for intelligence purposes. The US ambassador to Russia , John Tefft, was summoned to the foreign ministry on Friday morning to be given the news. "It's a great pity that Russian-US relations are being sacrificed to resolve questions of domestic politics", ...

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  • Reince Priebus out as Trump's Chief of Staff
Reince Priebus out as Trump's Chief of Staff

Todd Ricketts - a co-owner of the Chicago Cubs baseball team and Trump's choice for deputy secretary of commerce, withdrew from consideration in April. Trump also did not defend Bannon. "The president needs someone who understands the Trump constituency as his chief of staff, someone who has both administrative skills and political savvy", said R...

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  • Official says government recaptures western district
Official says government recaptures western district

Residents who had fled their homes also began returning to the district capital, Provincial Governor Spokesman Abdul Hai Khateby said. The warring parties in Afghanistan often distort casualty figures. On Tuesday, they took control of Jani Khel in south-eastern Paktia province. The suspect joined the Taliban in 2013 and underwent weapons trai...

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  • McCain, fighting cancer, kills health bill
McCain, fighting cancer, kills health bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on Democrats to offer their ideas, but said "bailing out insurance companies with no thought of any kind of reform, is not something I want to be part of". "I've stated time and time again that one of the major failures of " Obamacare " was that it was rammed through Congress by Democrats on a ...

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  • Shahid Khaqan Abbasi named interim PM of Pakistan
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi named interim PM of Pakistan

In order to become the Prime Minister, he would first have to be elected to Parliament. As part of the agreed-on course of action, Shahbaz will also have to forego his seat in the Punjab Assembly and his successor will need to be chosen. He held the portfolio of Petroleum and Natural Resources. Beleaguered Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif...

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  • Putin: Sanctions on Russian Federation 'malicious step'
Putin: Sanctions on Russian Federation 'malicious step'

At the same time, the version the House passed with a vote of 419-3 would curb President Trump's authority when it comes to waiving those sanctions. Trump has denied any collusion between his associates and Moscow and termed the Russian investigation "a witch hunt". The legislation was in part a response to conclusions by U.S.

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  • Iniesta: PSG target Neymar is worth more than €300m
Iniesta: PSG target Neymar is worth more than €300m

Footage of the incident can be seen, below. The two come together and then square up, with Javier Mascherano quickly on the scene to separate the two men. With Barca slated to play Real Madrid Saturday in a friendly, Neymar's bust-up with new signing Nelson Semedo is exactly what the tabloids craved.

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  • Russian Federation orders cut in USA diplomats in reaction to sanctions
Russian Federation orders cut in USA diplomats in reaction to sanctions

Russia had originally threatened the ouster of diplomats and seizure of property in December after the USA ordered 35 Russian envoys out of the US and seized two embassy compounds outside NY and Washington in protest of alleged Russian meddling in the election.

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  • What Happens Next With Obamacare Repeal
What Happens Next With Obamacare Repeal

In recent days the Senate had repeatedly failed to make progress on legislation that aimed to completely repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act , Obama's health care law. As their conversation ended, McCain and Pence smiled and patted each other on the back, and McCain walked across the floor to talk with Schumer. Democrats are poised to off...

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  • Putin wants Finland to stay out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Putin wants Finland to stay out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Putin and Niinisto will then go to a medieval castle, Olavinlinna, by the Saimaa steamboat where they will attend a reception organized by the city of Savonlinna. Russian President Vladimir Putin , who has repeatedly denied the conclusions of USA intelligence agencies that Moscow interfered using cyber warfare methods, has threatened retaliation...

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  • Jolt for Samajwadi Party; MLC Yashwant Sinha, leader Bukkal Nawab resign
Jolt for Samajwadi Party; MLC Yashwant Sinha, leader Bukkal Nawab resign

Talking to media, the former UP CM said, "I came to know about Bukkal Nawab's resignation ". SP MLC and Rashtriya Shia Samaj founder Bukkal Nawab today tendered his resignation from the party while singing a favorable tune for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath .

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  • Sanctions measure hits snag in Senate
Sanctions measure hits snag in Senate

The US Senate had voted nearly unanimously on Thursday to slap new sanctions on Russian Federation, forcing Trump to choose between a tough position on Moscow and effectively dashing his stated hopes for warmer ties with the country or to veto the bill amid investigations in possible collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation.

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  • Here's how the Senate health care vote went down overnight
Here's how the Senate health care vote went down overnight

Sen. John McCain , R-Arizona, gets a hug from Genie Giao Nguyen, who came to wish him a speedy recovery after his a brain cancer diagnosis, and urge him to speak out against Chinese actions in the South China Sea. While these senators were surely caught by surprise that three members of their own party chose to vote on principle as opposed to part...

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  • U.S. man 'murders wife because she would not stop laughing at him'
U.S. man 'murders wife because she would not stop laughing at him'

The 39-year-old woman, identified only by the initials K.M. but believed to be Kristy Manzanares from Utah , was killed because she was "laughing" at her husband, Kenneth Manzanares . Passengers were were allowed to disembark at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after authorities lifted and hours-long lockdown , passengers said told ABC News .

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  • Ride malfunction at Ohio State Fair kills 1, injures 7
Ride malfunction at Ohio State Fair kills 1, injures 7

They have a strong safety and inspection program. Ohio Governor John Kasich is scheduled to tour the fairgrounds Thursday morning. There was heavy rain and flooding the week leading up to the fair and inspectors having to work long nights to inspect the more than 70 rides, but state officials insist the safety inspection was not rushed.

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  • IRGC raps U.S. repeat of 'provocative move' in Persian Gulf
IRGC raps U.S. repeat of 'provocative move' in Persian Gulf

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) stated that one more incident occurred in the north of Persian Gulf with the participation of United States fleet. Today, Iran condemned new sanctions passed by the US Congress against its missile programme, which President Donald Trump is set to sign into law, and vowed to continue it.

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  • Affordable Care Act has made 'America stronger,' Obama spokesman says
Affordable Care Act has made 'America stronger,' Obama spokesman says

Many of these actions have triggered calls for inquiries into potential malfeasance by Congress and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). We do not believe that repealing the ACA is in the best interest of our customers, our state, or our nation.

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  • Possible Rain Throughout the Day
Possible Rain Throughout the Day

Clouds from that system will move over southern NH Saturday morning, then the skies will clear for everyone. The front will now take its full effect, by bringing cooler air in our area. Tonight, partly cloudy, lows near 77. We'll have lower humidity levels and temperatures will remain below average through the final weekend of July.

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  • Putin Derides 'Illegal' Sanctions Bill - But Says He's Waiting On Final Version
Putin Derides 'Illegal' Sanctions Bill - But Says He's Waiting On Final Version

The wide, bipartisan support for the law means Congress could override a presidential veto. But he has little choice but to sign the bill due to the enormous support for the measure on Capitol Hill. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia was ready to cooperate with neutral countries that bordered the Baltic Sea like Finland w...

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  • Trump's 2005 Drawing Of Manhattan Sold For $29000
Trump's 2005 Drawing Of Manhattan Sold For $29000

Auctioneer Michael Kirk told journalists from artnews.com that the drawing had received five times more interest than the firm was used to. "There's not a lot of hesitation in the skyline", the auction manager said of Trump's drawing style.

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  • Tillerson says US won't accept nuclear N. Korea
Tillerson says US won't accept nuclear N. Korea

Rumors suggested that North Korea could launch another missile Thursday to mark the 64th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War , which the country celebrates as Victory Day. The drill engaged the surface-to-surface Army Tactical Missile System and South Korea's Hyunmoo Missile II, according to the statement. The North Americ...

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  • Putin regrets deteriorating US-Russia ties, blames 'anti-Russia hysteria'
Putin regrets deteriorating US-Russia ties, blames 'anti-Russia hysteria'

The House on Tuesday easily passed the bipartisan legislation to limit the Trump administration's ability to lift sanctions on Russian Federation. "That will depend on the final version of the draft law which is now being debated in the U.S.

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  • Reince Priebus out as chief of staff, John Kelly in
Reince Priebus out as chief of staff, John Kelly in

Robert Kelly, was killed in November 2010 in Afghanistan. Kelly has also fallen victim to criticism over plans to build Trump's vaunted wall on the U.S. Asked when Kelly was offered the chief of staff job, she said "They've been talking about it for a while". I would like to thank Reince Priebus for his service and dedication to his country.

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  • US Senate boxes Trump in a corner with new Russian Federation sanctions
US Senate boxes Trump in a corner with new Russian Federation sanctions

But late Wednesday he announced that he sees "a path forward on legislation to sanction Iran, Russia and North Korea" following "very productive discussions". "This blackmail aimed at restricting Russia's cooperation with its foreign partners threatens many countries and worldwide businesses", it added. "It's a great pity that Russian-US relation...

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  • Senate health care: 'We're in the twilight zone of legislating'
Senate health care: 'We're in the twilight zone of legislating'

The mandate for companies to provide health insurance was delayed until 2015. "I've stated time and time again that one of the major failures of Obamacare was that it was rammed through Congress by Democrats on a strict-party line basis without a single Republican vote", McCain said in a statement.

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  • Sen. McCain Returns, Calls for Bipartisan Cooperation on Health Care
Sen. McCain Returns, Calls for Bipartisan Cooperation on Health Care

He drew a standing ovation after his remarks. His own support for the president's priorities didn't stop McCain from arguing that Congress shouldn't kowtow to Trump's wishes. And he reminded his colleagues of the awesome responsibility of the Senate, meant to be the more deliberative house of Congress, more removed from the turbulence of public ...

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