• China urges America to stop 'unfriendly' recon flights
China urges America to stop 'unfriendly' recon flights

Ren criticized frequent close-in surveillance runs by U.S. planes as raising the chance of accidents, saying such missions "threatened China's national security, harmed China-U.S. The Pentagon said the encounter between the aircraft was unsafe, but added that the vast majority of interactions were safe. The Chinese ministry of defense issued a s...

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

Reports of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election have put a damper on hopes for better ties that the Kremlin had pinned on Trump's presidency. Obama also ordered Russia's Foreign Ministry to leave two compounds it owns in Maryland and NY. The House of Representatives approved the bill earlier this week, also by an overwhelming ...

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  • Donald Trump Drawing Sells For £22000 At Auction In LA
Donald Trump Drawing Sells For £22000 At Auction In LA

It depicts the Manhattan skyline, with Trump Tower prominent. Trump drew the picture in 2005 as part of mailing company Pitney Bowes' "Pushing the Envelope" child literacy campaign. "Composed and signed "Donald J Trump" in gold marker, artwork measures 11.5" x 9", nicely matted against gold and framed to 18.5" x 16". Previous presidents hav...

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  • North Korea launches ballistic missile into Japanese exclusive economic zone
North Korea launches ballistic missile into Japanese exclusive economic zone

Kim said the test demonstrated North Korea's ability to launch "at any place and time". The Pentagon also said it had assessed that the missile was an ICBM. He said that the North Korean missile launch was a clear violation of United Nations resolutions. North Korea celebrates the successful July 4, 2017 test of the Hwasong-14 ICBM rocket wit...

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  • Putin decries 'anti-Russian hysteria' in US
Putin decries 'anti-Russian hysteria' in US

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". Putin also argued that "Russian-US relations are being sacrificed to resolve questions of domestic politics", specifying that "in this case, it is the battle between President (Donald) Trump a...

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  • Trump says John Kelly to be new WH chief of staff
Trump says John Kelly to be new WH chief of staff

On Friday, as Trump traveled to NY, he took both Scaramucci and Priebus on Air Force One with him. Michael Dubke - Founder of Crossroads Media, resigned as White House Communications director in May. Priebus did not respond to reporters' shouted questions though he later released a statement saying it was "one of the greatest honors of my life"...

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  • Russian Federation ready to expel USA diplomats if Trump OKs sanctions
Russian Federation ready to expel USA diplomats if Trump OKs sanctions

Before Trump's decision to sign the bill into law, Republican Senator John McCain said the bill's passage was long overdue, a jab at Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress. " We are behaving in a very restrained and patient way, but at some moment we will need to respond ", Putin said at a news conference after talks with his Finnish counterpart Sau...

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  • RI Democrats respond after 'skinny repeal' falls in Senate
RI Democrats respond after 'skinny repeal' falls in Senate

Sen. John McCain of Arizona, just a week after surgery and with black-and-blue bruising on his face, was one of three Republicans to cast the "no" votes that felled the GOP's seven-year effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act - at least for now.

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  • John McCain to return to Senate Tuesday for health care vote
John McCain to return to Senate Tuesday for health care vote

The Arizona senator's return to Washington met bipartisan applause. Yet fellow Republicans took Mr McCain's return as a positive sign for Tuesday's vote. Senator John McCain, recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer , departs after returning to the Senate to vote on health care legislation.

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  • Paul Ryan: GOP Has Found Consensus on Tax Reform
Paul Ryan: GOP Has Found Consensus on Tax Reform

The "without transitioning to a new domestic consumption-based tax system" part of the statement , I assume, means that there will be no Value Added Tax (VAT) on the table in our near future. Lawmakers will likely look to scale back capital expensing provisions, curb rate reductions, and pass on repealing the estate tax in order to make up for som...

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  • Putin decries 'anti-Russian hysteria' in US
Putin decries 'anti-Russian hysteria' in US

The Senate on Friday decisively approved a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea . 1, USA staff will also be barred from using a recreational property on the bucolic island of Serebryany Bor, along with being barred from using warehouses on Moscow's Dorozhnaya Street.

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  • White House announces Trump's intention to sign Russia sanctions bill
White House announces Trump's intention to sign Russia sanctions bill

The U.S. bill, which also imposes new sanctions on Iran and North Korea , had been delayed while lawmakers resolved procedural issues and revised language that energy companies said would prevent many overseas deals. Trump has taken a hard line on Iran and North Korea , but Democrats say his stance on Russian Federation has been " far too sof...

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  • President Trump receives Russian Federation sanctions bill for his signature or veto
President Trump receives Russian Federation sanctions bill for his signature or veto

Trump isn't the only critic of the legislation outside of Moscow. After sanctions were approved this week by a 419-3 vote in the House, the Senate quickly followed suit. A presidential veto can, in turn, be overridden by a two-thirds vote in the House and Senate - where just a handful of politicians voted against the bill.

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  • Gujarat: Congress flies 44 MLAs to Bengaluru to prevent defections
Gujarat: Congress flies 44 MLAs to Bengaluru to prevent defections

He may be given the crucial portfolios of Home or Defense. The larger goal is to deliver a strategic assault on the Congress in the election-bound home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of his plan of "Congressmukt Bharat". "I also want to go to the BJP and there are five others who are also preparing for it", IANS quoted Raghavji...

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  • Fireworks and bottles thrown at riot police at Rashan Charles death protest
Fireworks and bottles thrown at riot police at Rashan Charles death protest

A protest over his death in the borough of Hackney turned violent last night when bottles and other objects were thrown at officers. Police in Hackney tweeted an appeal for calm, and said that its officers were the subject of "abuse and violence".

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  • Illinois Lawmakers Quickly Adjourn Second Day Of School Funding Session
Illinois Lawmakers Quickly Adjourn Second Day Of School Funding Session

Rauner wants to make changes to the bill. "John Cullerton and Mike Madigan should stop helping try to get their friends in Chicago a $500 million bailout and allow SB1 to reach Governor Rauner's desk for an amendatory veto", Yaffe said in the press release.

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  • Moscow limits United States diplomatic missions staff to 455
Moscow limits United States diplomatic missions staff to 455

Moscow's retaliation, announced by the Foreign Ministry on Friday, had echoes of the Cold War. The legislation was in part a response to conclusions by U.S. The move comes the day after the U.S. Congress gave bilateral approval to a new slate of sanctions on Russian Federation over its interference in the 2016 election.

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  • Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions
Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions

But the Kremlin's hopes for better relations under Trump haven't materialized as the probes of alleged Russian meddling in the US vote have widened in recent months. "It is impossible to endlessly tolerate this kind of insolence towards our country". Russia's Foreign Ministry demanded Friday that the United States cut the number of diplomatic sta...

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  • Boy Scouts of America apologizes for Trump's 'political rhetoric'
Boy Scouts of America apologizes for Trump's 'political rhetoric'

We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program. While we live in a challenging time in a country divided along political lines, the focus of Scouting remains the same today as every day. (Video put together by Occupy Democrats using the video Obama sent into the Jamboree in 2010). Back to FOX News . The statement c...

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  • Trump to sign bill for new sanctions on Russian Federation
Trump to sign bill for new sanctions on Russian Federation

In the statement, the ministry said, "Any new unilateral actions by the U.S. authorities to reduce the number of our diplomats in the United States will be met with a mirror response". "We also reserve the right to take other measures according to the principle of reciprocity, which may affect the interests of the United States", the ministry said.

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  • Arab ministers condemn Israel's 'illegal' violation of Al-Aqsa
Arab ministers condemn Israel's 'illegal' violation of Al-Aqsa

He was shot and wounded by a neighbour, an off-duty soldier. Soon after worshippers arrived for afternoon prayers, Israeli riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at stone-throwing Palestinians, injuring 113 people. Israel installed the new security measures at the Jerusalem shrine after Palestinian gunmen shot and killed two police officer...

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  • Sri Lanka, China sign long delayed $1.5 bn port deal
Sri Lanka, China sign long delayed $1.5 bn port deal

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe confirmed that the deal would be signed this weekend, speaking at a press conference on Friday. "We tried to drag them into a debate but they avoided it because they have nothing to say", Wickremasinghe told reporters.

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  • United Nations chief condemns missile launch by North Korea
United Nations chief condemns missile launch by North Korea

North Korea claimed after the July 4 launch that it had successfully tested an ICBM that flew 933km, reaching an altitude of 2802km over a flight time of 39 minutes and able to carry a large and heavy nuclear warhead. Suga added that Japan reported no damages to any of its vessels or aircrafts, even though it did fall within Japan's borders. ...

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  • Sen. Graham Pushes Bill To Prevent Trump From Firing Mueller
Sen. Graham Pushes Bill To Prevent Trump From Firing Mueller

Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), warned that firing Mueller, who is heading up an investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with members of Trump's campaign team, "could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency". "I can't answer that question because I don't think it's going to happen", the president responded. Graham said...

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  • Maryland Fairs Take Precautions In Aftermath Of Fatal Ohio Accident
Maryland Fairs Take Precautions In Aftermath Of Fatal Ohio Accident

Following the accident , KMG instructed operators across the country to stop using the Fireball , also called the Afterburner, and its Move-It model until the investigation into the malfunction could determine what went wrong. Medical staff tried to keep him overnight at the hospital, but Hussein made the decision to go home late Wednesday. W...

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  • President Trump names Gen. John Kelly as new chief of staff
President Trump names Gen. John Kelly as new chief of staff

He was hired with the goal of bringing more discipline to the White House, a senior White House official said. He left the plane at about 5:01 p.m.in NY. "Reince is a good man", Trump said. Maybe Trump does not really want an experienced manager to structure and run the White House professionally, because a strong chief of staff by definition wield...

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  • Sessions says he doesn't regret recusing himself from Russian Federation probe
Sessions says he doesn't regret recusing himself from Russian Federation probe

The Senate Judiciary Committee is working on legislation that could attempt to insulate Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired. Attorney General Jeff Sessions tells The Associated Press he'll continue to serve as long as President Donald Trump wants him to.

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  • Fresh reports in France claim Neymar will join PSG next week
Fresh reports in France claim Neymar will join PSG next week

PSG remain confident of signing the 25-year-old having held talks with Barcelona officials last week over the structure of the €222m fee. But midfielder Iniesta, speaking ahead of Saturday's El Clasico meeting with Real Madrid in Miami , said on Friday, "It's a personal decision for him but of course we want him to stay".

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  • Mike Pence responds to Trump's Twitter humiliation of Jeff Sessions
Mike Pence responds to Trump's Twitter humiliation of Jeff Sessions

But he also said that Trump's frustration "doesn't mean that we don't recognize the good work the Justice Department has been doing under the attorney general's leadership". "He's disappointed with the Attorney General's decision to recuse himself and to not know about his intention to do so before he was confirmed as the Attorney General of th...

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  • Diamondbacks Pitcher Robbie Ray Hit in Head with Line Drive
Diamondbacks Pitcher Robbie Ray Hit in Head with Line Drive

He was tended to for several minutes before he was carted off the field. Ray has had a breakout season for the Diamondbacks and is a big reason why the team now holds a 1.5-game lead for the top wild card spot in the National League. The 25-year-old entered Friday's game with a 3.15 ERA and 149 strikeouts, the fourth-most total in the majors. R...

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  • Back-up man Abhinav Mukund makes peace with his role
Back-up man Abhinav Mukund makes peace with his role

Abhinav Mukund last got past a Test fifty back in the year 2011. He hit eight boundaries in a second test half-century. Virat Kohli is approaching yet another century. Being a first-choice opener or the second-choice opener doesn't make a difference because when I get a chance in the middle I want to perform. Great use of the feet and Kohli will...

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  • You're Fired! Reince Priebus is OUT! Gen. John Kelly is in
You're Fired! Reince Priebus is OUT! Gen. John Kelly is in

Trump, who let Vice President Mike Pence lead the way with attempting to get Republicans to vote for the plan, said he has stated "from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal". The President thanks Reince Priebus for his service. The difference now, he said, is that Trump has created a faction-driven White House, noting: "I just think ...

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  • Palestinian Assailant Shot, Killed in Attempted West Bank Stabbing
Palestinian Assailant Shot, Killed in Attempted West Bank Stabbing

A sentry at a watchtower caught sight of the attacker as he approached the checkpoint and alerted soldiers on the ground who promptly shot him. The attack comes after clashes were reported in the West Bank between Palestinians and the IDF following Friday prayers, particularly in Bethlehem, Nablus, Kalkilya, Hebron, Kafr Qadum and the Tomb of Rac...

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  • Senate Committee Drops Order For Trump's Ex-Campaign Chief To Testify
Senate Committee Drops Order For Trump's Ex-Campaign Chief To Testify

Chuck Grassley and Democratic Sen. So Manafort is slated as a witness for the hearing , called "Oversight of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and Attempts to Influence U.S. was not subpoenaed, following compliance with the committee's request for documents and an interview, Grassley said. Jason Maloni, a Manafort spokesman, said Manafort ...

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  • Nevada track & field team earns All-Academic honors
Nevada track & field team earns All-Academic honors

Fifteen Nittany Lions were named All-Academic along with the both track & field teams receiving All-Academic honors. The native of Emmering, Germany, won the decathlon title at the 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a school record score of 7,576 points.

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