• British Court rejects General's bid to sue Tony Blair over Iraq war
British Court rejects General's bid to sue Tony Blair over Iraq war

Britain's House of Lords, the unelected upper house of parliament, ruled in 2006 that English law has no " crime of aggression " despite its existence in global law. Gen Al Rabbat was not in court to hear the ruling. But the High Court ruled: "In our opinion there is no prospect of the Supreme Court holding that the decision in Jones was wron...

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  • Us Diplomats Must Leave Russia: Vladimir Putin
Us Diplomats Must Leave Russia: Vladimir Putin

However, in terms of general relations, he added: "We have waited long enough, hoping that the situation would perhaps change for the better". "But judging by appearances it won't be soon". In an interview with the Rossiya 1 TV channel, Putin said: "We've been waiting for quite a long time that maybe something would change for the better, we had ho...

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  • Four Inmates Are On the Loose After Alabama Jailbreak
Four Inmates Are On the Loose After Alabama Jailbreak

The inmates escaped from Walker County Jail in Jasper at about 6.30pm. The inmates are between 18-30 years old and were in jail on charges ranging from attempted murder to disorderly conduct. Other prisoners were behind bars for crimes such as first-degree theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful breaking and entering . Some area r...

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  • Mike Pence begins Baltics visit
Mike Pence begins Baltics visit

He recalled that the Baltics joined North Atlantic Treaty Organisation just 13 years ago and recognized Estonia , Latvia and Lithuania's contributions to joint North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defense. on Sunday morning, saying that if that USA goes through with the sanctions, "we will respond in kind", but he would not specify how Russia plan...

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  • Russia Fires Back After Congress Greenlights Sanctions
Russia Fires Back After Congress Greenlights Sanctions

It is also unclear how the reductions would be split between USA and Russian staff. "It is a great pity that Russian-American relations are being sacrificed to this domestic, internal American issue", he said at a news conference in Savonlinna, Finland.

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  • Ruling on minors' life sentences has little Kansas impact
Ruling on minors' life sentences has little Kansas impact

Supreme Court decisions that say sentencing teenagers to die in prison is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has yet to rule on whether lengthy alternative sentences to life without parole are constitutional, Marsha Levick of the national Juvenile Law Center said, but she believes those cases eventually will be taken up.

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  • John McCain: Here's why I voted no and killed the 'skinny repeal'
John McCain: Here's why I voted no and killed the 'skinny repeal'

But McCain said during his floor speech that he would only be around the Senate for a "few days" before he would return to Arizona to start cancer treatment. This drew gasps from both the Republicans and Democrats , and then some of the Democrats began to clap for the surprise vote in their favor. Majority leader Mitch McConnell, a Repub...

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  • McCain in 2010: 'We're Going to Repeal' Obamacare
McCain in 2010: 'We're Going to Repeal' Obamacare

Eliminating them would reduce tax revenues by almost $1 trillion over the next decade. "They need to pass something", Mulvaney said on CNN . Brady doesn't offer specifics. "Everything this White House has done in the past week is the type of thing that infuriates John McCain ", she said. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sounded defeat...

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  • Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer off Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer off Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

A swimmer went missing off Smith Point Beach on Long Island Sunday, authorities said. Anyone with information is asked to call Sector Delaware Bay at 215-271-4940. They have also been in touch with her family in Slovakia, a European country bordered by Poland, Hungary, Austria, Czechia, and Ukraine. Rescuers search on Sunday, July 30, 2017, f...

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  • Xi says Chinese Army can defeat 'invading enemies'
Xi says Chinese Army can defeat 'invading enemies'

Ren Guoqiang, a spokesman of China's defense ministry, praised the "dust-covered battlefield atmosphere" of sand-swept Inner Mongolia's Zhurihe training base, where the parade took place under the impassive gaze of president Xi Jinping , who wore plain military fatigues for the occasion, and spoke from an open-top jeep.

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  • Trump Threatens Congressional Health Insurance Benefits
Trump Threatens Congressional Health Insurance Benefits

Instead, Trump blamed the filibuster . While about three-fourths Republicans would like to see the health care law repealed at some point in the future, a majority now want GOP lawmakers to move on to other bills , according to the Reuters survey.

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  • Putin bans VPNs to stop Russians accessing prohibited websites
Putin bans VPNs to stop Russians accessing prohibited websites

On July 20, Leonid Levin, head of the State Duma's committee for information policy, said: "there will be no fines or punishment for users", but that messenger operators would face fines. Russia's state news agency RIA reported that the chairman of the committee on information policy and technology, Leonid Levin, said the law is not meant to ...

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  • A Third Defeat for Trump's Health Plans in the Senate
A Third Defeat for Trump's Health Plans in the Senate

Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John McCain (R-AZ) voted against what became known as the " skinny repeal " bill. "If there is no longer a requirement for everyone to purchase coverage, it is critical that any legislation include strong incentives for people to obtain health insurance and keep it year-round", the Blue Cross B...

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  • Mario Cantone nails impersonation of Anthony Scaramucci
Mario Cantone nails impersonation of Anthony Scaramucci

Incoming White House chief of staff John Kelly's ability to instill order was on the minds of those inside and outside the Trump administration Sunday, but it remained unclear to them whether he will be able to get his underlings to snap to.

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  • Senate releases 'skinny' ObamaCare repeal bill
Senate releases 'skinny' ObamaCare repeal bill

The twist is that McCain joined two dissenting Republicans and Democrats to halt the move to further debate on a health care repeal plan. The decisive blow was delivered by Senator John McCain , a longtime foe of President Trump within the Republican Party.

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  • US Senate Votes on Obamacare Repeal
US Senate Votes on Obamacare Repeal

The U.S. Senate held a dramatic vote late last night on the so-called " skinny repeal " of the Affordable Care Act . The ACA helped to insure 20 million Americans and gave "tens of millions more " preventive care, such as mammograms and vaccines, the statement said .

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  • Govt extends last date for filing tax returns to Aug 5
Govt extends last date for filing tax returns to Aug 5

This rule, however, comes into action only next year, and not for the financial year of 2016-17. However, if you file the returns on August 1, the calculation of the returns will be considered on August 1, which is your filing date, which means that you would have to lose out interest for the four months, i.e.

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  • Korea tests second intercontinental missile
Korea tests second intercontinental missile

China, meanwhile, urged its ally North Korea to abide by the relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions and halt any moves that could escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula. "The continued provocations by the rogue regime in North Korea are unacceptable and the United States of America is going to continue to marshal the support of nations acros...

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  • Blast near Iraqi embassy in Kabul, gun battle underway
Blast near Iraqi embassy in Kabul, gun battle underway

There was no immediate information about any casualties. A column of smoke rose into the air from the blast site. Blast near Iraqi embassy in Kabul; Gun battle underway. Islamic State has carried out a series of high-profile attacks in Kabul , mainly targeting members of the mainly Shi'ite Hazara community, and fuelling concerns of a possi...

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  • Sharad Yadav speaks against JD-U alliance with BJP
Sharad Yadav speaks against JD-U alliance with BJP

Earlier on Sunday, Yadav hit out at the BJP for failing to keep the promise of bringing back black money stashed overseas. Sharad Yadav also termed the Union government's Crop Insurance Scheme "unsuccessful" and said, "Amongst others Fasal Bima Yojana is another unsuccessful scheme of d Govt through which only private insurance companies being be...

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  • Abbas 'Okay' After Hospital Checkup
Abbas 'Okay' After Hospital Checkup

Abbas's latest health issues revived the debate over who will succeed him. "The results are good", Dr Abu Mughli told the Associated Press , but did not elaborate. There has been no presidential election in the palestinian territories since 2005. In power since being elected to a four-year term that should have ended in 2009, Abbas refuses to ...

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  • Will and Kate attend Passchendaele commemorations
Will and Kate attend Passchendaele commemorations

Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, on Sunday joined Belgian royals and relatives of soldiers who fought in the Battle of Passchendaele to mark 100 years since the offensive that became a symbol of war's senselessness began. A live programme presented today by Kirsty Young be followed with another tomorrow from 11am and 7pm, from a special...

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  • Senators Shehu Sani, Suleiman Hunkuyi Attacked In Kaduna
Senators Shehu Sani, Suleiman Hunkuyi Attacked In Kaduna

The politically allegedly sponsored thugs who stormed the press centre in their hundreds with risky weapons stabbed several journalists with the camera man of Liberty television who was rushed to the hospital following several stabing sustained from the attack.

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  • North Korea promises 'act of justice' if U.S. imposes more sanctions
North Korea promises 'act of justice' if U.S. imposes more sanctions

Haley gave China a draft text after North Korea's July 4 ICBM test. The South Korean air force said the flight was conducted early on Sunday. The president claims to have come to a profound realization about one of the most unsafe conflicts on earth after a 10-minute conversation with the leader of North Korea's chief patron, which also h...

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  • Russia Is Said to Seek 700 US Embassy Job Cuts Over Sanctions
Russia Is Said to Seek 700 US Embassy Job Cuts Over Sanctions

Late on Thursday, the Senate voted 98 to 2 in favour of a bill passed earlier by the House that strengthens existing sanctions on Russian Federation and gives Congress the power to block President Donald Trump from lifting them. Putin had hoped relations would improve with the United States , but now says it does not appear that will happen ...

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  • Evacuation order to alert
Evacuation order to alert

There are now 151 wildfires burning and according to the B.C. Wildfire service more than 4,200 square kilometres have burned since April 1. "Obviously, this is not only posing a risk to the public but also potentially impacting our operations and affecting safety of our crews".

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  • Russia Tells US To Cut Diplomats Or Face Expulsion
Russia Tells US To Cut Diplomats Or Face Expulsion

President Trump has not indicated whether he will sign it. The U.S. ambassador to Russian Federation has expressed his "strong disappointment and protest" to Russian Federation after it seized two American facilities and called on the U.S.to remove some of its personnel or face expulsion from the country.

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  • McCain Votes Against 'Skinny Repeal,' Bill Fails
McCain Votes Against 'Skinny Repeal,' Bill Fails

The drama of keeping the bill away from other members of the Republican upper chamber, caused them to be skeptical and it ended up with McConnell, offering four different bills, all failing to get just 50 votes needed to pass something with " the Skinny Repeal ", was the final offering.

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  • President Trump appears to endorse police brutality during speech
President Trump appears to endorse police brutality during speech

When a police officer takes someone into custody, you have no idea if they are guilty or not and it is illegal and unlawful for police officers to try to administer punishment when there have been no formal charges filed, no conviction, no sentencing .

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  • Schumer: Can't Start a Health Care Fix without a
Schumer: Can't Start a Health Care Fix without a "Spark"

John McCain is being hailed as a hero for his 11th-hour decision to vote with Senate Democrats , but the internet was quick to remind us not to forget Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins , Republicans who have long opposed healthcare repeal efforts.

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  • Police condemn Trump for endorsing police brutality
Police condemn Trump for endorsing police brutality

While addressing uniformed police in Suffolk County about the activities of the MS-13 gang on Long Island, Trump told the officers, "When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddywagon, you just see them thrown in, rough".

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  • POTUS: GOP Senators Look Like
POTUS: GOP Senators Look Like "Fools" After Skinny Repeal Failure

And shortly after that, Trump posted : "If the Senate Democrats ever got the chance, they would switch to a 51 majority vote in first minute". "I have not seen a senator who speaks truth to power as strongly, as well and as frequently as John McCain ", said Schumer.

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  • Senate rejects 'skinny repeal' of ACA; Democrats urge cooperation
Senate rejects 'skinny repeal' of ACA; Democrats urge cooperation

But even if Republicans pass a longer-term budget, it's unlikely it will go anywhere in the Senate. In a statement issued through his spokesperson, Kevin Lewis, the former president's thoughts on the issue came through loud and clear.

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  • Trump blasts Senate rules, threatens to end subsidies to health insurance companies
Trump blasts Senate rules, threatens to end subsidies to health insurance companies

On leaving the Capitol, McCain was asked by reporters why he chose to vote against the bill. Gene Anderson, 81, a Trump voter living in a retirement community in Zionsville, Ind., said the president should "refocus on some stability in his administration and some demonstration of being able to work together with Democrats in Congress".

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  • RSS leader's brutal murder stuns Thiruvananthapuram
RSS leader's brutal murder stuns Thiruvananthapuram

The meet will be held at the Mascot Hotel at 10 am. Vijayan also told the Governor that he would be meeting Kerala BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekharan and the state RSS chief, according to a Raj Bhavan statement. The CPI (M) district leadership has rejected the charge. The Governor also made calls to BJP State President Kummanam Rajasekharan and CPI ...

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