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  • Trump will sign Russian Federation sanctions bill, White House says

    Trump will sign Russian Federation sanctions bill, White House says

    In a phone call later with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov insisted that the measures from Moscow were a "necessary step", his ministry said. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov met outgoing U.S. ambassador John Tefft today to inform him of the counter measures, Russian news agencies reported.

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  • U.S. says will work with allies after Russian Federation sanctions anger EU

    U.S. says will work with allies after Russian Federation sanctions anger EU

    The Russian Foreign Ministry announced in a statement on Friday that in response it is ordering the U.S. Embassy in Russia to reduce the number of its diplomats by September 1. He particularly objects to a passage barring presidential interference aimed at easing the sanctions. According to the bill, US President Donald Trump would be barred from easing the Russian Federation sanctions without first getting permission from Congress, a demand that could imperil his bid for better ...

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  • Amit Shah fields Rajput as BJP's 3rd candidate

    Amit Shah fields Rajput as BJP's 3rd candidate

    In a major political development, the BJP on Wednesday made a decision to field party chief Amit Shah and Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani for the Rajya Sabha elections. The terms of nine Rajya Sabha members from Gujarat and West Bengal would end on August 18. The election is scheduled for 8th August. He had contested Assembly elections from Siddhpur constituency in 1998 as Congress candidate but lost to BJP's Jay Narayan Vyas.

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  • Inside the feud between Reince Priebus and Anthony Scaramucci

    Inside the feud between Reince Priebus and Anthony Scaramucci

    In one recent instance, Tillerson found himself seemingly at odds with the White House over the U.S. approach to a dispute between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. MCEVERS: What is your sense from your sources and what you're hearing about whether John Kelly will have a better chance in this job than Priebus did? Some Senators, aghast at the manner in which the President has humiliated Sessions, their former colleague, have gone so far as to call Trump "crazy", a description captured on a hot mic.

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  • Ousted Priebus praises Trump, refuses to comment on Scaramucci insults

    Ousted Priebus praises Trump, refuses to comment on Scaramucci insults

    Trump has repeatedly praised Kelly for his operation of homeland security, including tighter border controls and a travel ban from six Muslim countries that is now the subject of a lawsuit. Trump made the comment to reporters after he tweeted the news that Priebus' successor as chief of staff is the secretary of homeland security, John Kelly .

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  • US, Iranian navies encounter again in Persian Gulf

    US, Iranian navies encounter again in Persian Gulf

    It said the USS Nimitz and an accompanying ship approached an Iranian oil offshore platform and a helicopter from the ship hovered near vessels manned by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard troops. The officials said the Iranian boat is believed to have been operated by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. In remarks in June 2016, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that security of the Persian Gulf region comes within the purview of the regional countries ...

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  • Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump's son worked for intelligence agency

    Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump's son worked for intelligence agency

    Browder had been Russia's largest portfolio investor until he fled the country in 2005, accused of financial crimes. Its founder Glenn Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, was one of the people in Washington who has helped Veselnitskaya lobby to repeal the Magnitsky Act-by working for an American law firm hired to defend Prevezon.

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  • Eight European projects to be hit by United States sanctions on energy sector

    The legislation , which passed by 419 to three, was described by House Speaker Paul Ryan as a sanctions package that "tightens the screws on our most risky adversaries in order to keep Americans safe". The economic sanctions against Moscow were originally introduced in March 2014, after the strategic Black Sea peninsula of Crimea rejoined Russian Federation following a referendum.

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  • Donald Trump Blocks Model Chrissy Teigen. How Lucky, Echoes Twitter

    Donald Trump Blocks Model Chrissy Teigen. How Lucky, Echoes Twitter

    Now several tweeple are commenting on Ms Teigen's tweet either congratulating her or sharing what it was that got them blocked by the US President on Twitter. If you go back to my old ones [tweets] I was like "you're the f-- worst" many years ago. Teigen was proud to announce Monday morning that Trump finally got exhausted of seeing her trolling techniques after nine years.

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  • U.S. navy fires warning shots at Iranian patrol boat

    U.S. navy fires warning shots at Iranian patrol boat

    Iran unveiled its latest air defence missiles on Saturday. That wasn't the case in January , when the Mahan fired warning shots after five Iranian vessels approached the destroyer and two other USA entering the Strait of Hormuz. Back in June, the USA claimed an Iranian boat aimed a laser on a US helicopter accompanying a formation of American ships in the Strait of Hormuz, at the mouth of the Persian Gulf.

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  • Oil prices gain marginally ahead of OPEC meeting in Russian Federation

    Oil prices gain marginally ahead of OPEC meeting in Russian Federation

    Petersburg. The committee's statement made little reference to Libyan production gains, but said Nigeria would be willing to cap production as soon as it reached 1.8 million barrels per day. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said the output deal had helped clear 350 million barrels of additional supply from the market so far this year.

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  • Three Palestinians killed in soaring Jerusalem violence

    Three Palestinians killed in soaring Jerusalem violence

    As Israeli and Palestinian leaders faced pressure to respond, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas announced late Friday he was freezing contacts with Israel over the holy site dispute. They refused to enter, preferring to pray outside, in some cases filling the narrow alleyways of the Old City's Muslim quarter. The israeli police stated that it could decide that some persons, at his discretion, did not have to go through the metal detectors.

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  • Despite criticism and protests: Poland will hold the judicial reform

    Despite criticism and protests: Poland will hold the judicial reform

    Thousands have taken took to the streets in opposition to the proposed judicial changes in Poland, accusing Law and Justice of aiming to stack courts with its own candidates and to dismantle the rule of law. Thus, the government wants to get rid of the pathologies in the judicial system of the country. The bill was not subject to any public consultation and was passed by the lower chamber just nine days after it was first submitted.

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  • History shows Ole Miss upheaval tough to overcome

    History shows Ole Miss upheaval tough to overcome

    Throughout the convoluted mess that has become the NCAA's investigation , Freeze's image saved him as he continued to have the support of the University brass. "He was a young kid from the Gulf Coast of MS and his brother had played quarterback at Ole Miss ". Fired on July 27, 2011, amid an NCAA investigation about players receiving improper benefits and academic misconduct.

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  • Eight policemen injured as Armymen beat them up in Kashmir's Ganderbal district

    Eight policemen injured as Armymen beat them up in Kashmir's Ganderbal district

    It was further alleged that some Army personnel even entered into an altercation at the police station. The said vehicles carrying the army personnel, who were coming back after Yatra. The naka party of P/S Gund Ganderbal headed by ASI Gh Rasool No.26/T stopped the said vehicles as per the directions. "Measures to prevent recurrence have been taken", he added.

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  • Kuwait orders Iran ambassador to leave country

    Kuwait orders Iran ambassador to leave country

    Twenty-one men - all Kuwaiti nationals except one Iranian - were convicted a year ago on various charges of spying and planning terror attacks, but were then acquitted on appeal by a lower court and set free. Kuwaiti authorities busted what they said was a "terrorism" cell with ties to Iran in August 2015 and seized large quantities of arms, ammunition and explosives.

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  • China tells United States way forward is dialogue not confrontation

    China tells United States way forward is dialogue not confrontation

    There was no sign of agreement on major issues involving trade and USA demands that China open its markets more to American companies. After a long day of meetings, the USA was only able to claim that "China acknowledged our shared objective to reduce the trade deficit which both sides will work cooperatively to achieve", but the US and Chinese trade representatives failed to agree on how best to alleviate the $347 billion trade deficit that accounts for roughly 70 percent of the US global ...

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  • Karnataka can have its own state-flag: Constitutional expert

    Karnataka can have its own state-flag: Constitutional expert

    The announcement received instant criticism from opposition parties including the Bharatiya Janata Party who alleged that political considerations were at play. Meanwhile, Siddaramaiah defended the demand for a separate flag for the state. "The state flag is a recognition of our sentiments, culture and feelings", Kannada activist Bhimappa Gadad told News18.

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  • Turkey: Amnesty director remains in jail ahead of trial

    Turkey: Amnesty director remains in jail ahead of trial

    Among them is the director of the Turkish branch of Amnesty International, Idil Eser. Prosecutors accuse them of "committing a crime in the name of a terror organisation without being a member", it said. As part of the ongoing state of emergency - in place in Turkey since last year's coup attempt and recently extended for a fourth time - dozens of civil society organizations and media outlets have been shuttered, and activists and journalists jailed.

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