Wednesday December 13-th, 2017

Russian Federation orders U.S. to cut diplomats over new sanctions Russian Federation orders U.S. to cut diplomats over new sanctions

With near unanimous support in both chambers of Congress, this legislation sends a strong signal to Iran, Russia and North Korea that U.S. will stand firm and united in the face of their destabilising behaviour, said Senator Bob Corker, Chairman ...

Russian Federation orders cut in U.S. diplomats in reaction to sanctions Russian Federation orders cut in U.S. diplomats in reaction to sanctions

President Vladimir Putin had warned on Thursday that Russian Federation would have to retaliate against what he called boorish USA behaviour. In its statement, the White House said Trump "negotiated regarding critical elements" of early drafts of t...

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

Putin said a lot of Russian diplomats had been expelled "without any particular reason" - a reference to sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama in December for Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. "[Sanctions against Russia] are also ...

BJP chief Amit Shah to contest Rajya Sabha poll BJP chief Amit Shah to contest Rajya Sabha poll

She filled her nomination after Amit Shah . Currently, Shah is an MLA from Gujarat's Naranpura constituency. Along with Amit Shah, current Rajya Sabha member Smriti Irani will also contest Rajya Sabha election from Gujarat. With Venkaiah Na...

Anthony Scaramucci reportedly has a crude nickname for Reince Priebus Anthony Scaramucci reportedly has a crude nickname for Reince Priebus

As homeland security secretary, Mr Kelly took the lead on some of Mr Trump's most controversial policies, including his executive orders suspending the admission of refugees and temporarily barring visitors from several Muslim-majority nations.

Trump hires new Chief of Staff; John F. Kelly Trump hires new Chief of Staff; John F. Kelly

Priebus was head of the Republican National Committee during the 2016 Republican primaries and became a top adviser to candidate Trump . He has served the president and the American people capably and passionately. "Secretary Kelly is a star, and he...

Reince Priebus Out, John Kelly In as Trump's Chief of Staff Reince Priebus Out, John Kelly In as Trump's Chief of Staff

Trump thanked Priebus for "his service and dedication" to the country. "We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him", he said. Priebus never had a chance to be chief of staff. "He has achieved so much, and he has done it all with class", Rya...

Mass protests expected as polls open in Venezuela's 'power-grab' election Mass protests expected as polls open in Venezuela's 'power-grab' election

Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly will be able to make decisions defining the authority of the National Assembly, the country's parliament, and to reform the Office of the Prosecutor General, the head of the government's election campaign, He...

Pakistan court disqualifies PM Sharif from office Pakistan court disqualifies PM Sharif from office

It was also decided that Sharif's younger brother, Shahbaz, who now is chief minister of the powerful Punjab province, will contest election to the National Assembly , in the seat which falls vacant with Sharif's disqualification by the Supreme C...

Boy Scouts return home after trip to National Scout Jamboree Boy Scouts return home after trip to National Scout Jamboree

Those merely noted that the Scouts were "respectful of the wide variety of viewpoints in this country" but made no mention of what Trump actually said. Following the public apology , social media lit up with conservative activists furious that Tr...

Senator John McCain Just Shockingly Voted Against The GOP's Health Care Plan Senator John McCain Just Shockingly Voted Against The GOP's Health Care Plan

In response, Trump on Friday again suggested his administration would let the Obamacare program "implode". The party has now lost two repeal votes in the Senate, but the second of them-taking place late Wednesday-was closer to passing. Republicans ...

Dharam Singh Was The 'Ajatashatru' Of Karnataka Politics Dharam Singh Was The 'Ajatashatru' Of Karnataka Politics

Sources told UNI that, the former Chief Minister had complained of chest pain this morning and was rushed to the hospital where he breathed his last within hours after admission. He was 80.Singh, known as "Ajathashatru" in political circles for his s...

Train Linking Rameswaram And Ayodhya Temple Started By Pm Modi Train Linking Rameswaram And Ayodhya Temple Started By Pm Modi

After inaugural ceremony of APJ Kalam memorial, Modi applauded for those labourers who helped into the creation of the memorial. Talking about the significance of Rameswaram , Modi said the sacred land gave to the country Abdul Kalam, who has been...

Another Chinese Firm Snaps Up Another London Landmark Another Chinese Firm Snaps Up Another London Landmark

The previous record-breaking transaction for a single piece of British commercial property was the HSBC tower in Canary Wharf which was purchased by the Qatar Investment Authority in 2014 for £1.2bn. The building, which comprises 671,000 sq ft of f...

Controversial call to scrap 'complete the course' guideline for antibiotics Controversial call to scrap 'complete the course' guideline for antibiotics

Doctors have historically told patients that they must complete their course of antibiotics to lower the risk of developing a resistance to the drug. "For some infections, like TB, it is critically important to complete the treatment course, because...

Duterte asked to retract threat Duterte asked to retract threat

Angered by recent communist rebel attacks on government forces, including a gunbattle last week that wounded five members of his elite presidential guards, Duterte has called off peace talks with the Maoist guerrillas and threatened their perceived...

'Difficult' fight for Hezbollah on Lebanon-Syria border 'Difficult' fight for Hezbollah on Lebanon-Syria border

While Hariri is opposed to Hezbollah's policies, particularly its decision to send fighters to shore up Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria, he has a power-sharing relationship with the group, without whose approval he would not be able t...

Sweden in political crisis over botched outsourcing deal Sweden in political crisis over botched outsourcing deal

Peter Hultqvist remains as defence minister. The crisis was provoked by a serious flaw in the Swedish transport agency data systems. IBM in turn used subcontractors overseas, making sensitive information and an entire database of Swedish driver...

Ukraine revokes citizenship of former Georgian PM Saakashvili Ukraine revokes citizenship of former Georgian PM Saakashvili

The press service of the ex-Georgian president's party, Movement of New Forces, told RIA-Novosti that Saakashvili is now in the US. The official added that provision of Lithuania's citizenship could not be ruled out despite certain legal difficulti...

Mexico travel alert: State Department warns of tainted alcohol at tourist resorts Mexico travel alert: State Department warns of tainted alcohol at tourist resorts

Travelers are being warned to drink in moderation and seek medical attention if they fall ill, before contacting their nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. According to a 2015 report from the Mexico Tax Administrative Service, 43 percent of all alcoh...

US Secretary Of State Tillerson Denies Rumors He Is Leaving Job US Secretary Of State Tillerson Denies Rumors He Is Leaving Job

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is growing increasingly frustrated with the Trump administration and could quit before the year is through, according to reports . Trump also has sided with Saudi Arabia in its feud with Qatar even as Tillerson has...

Escaped Rikers Island Inmate Captured Escaped Rikers Island Inmate Captured

Bedlam ruled on Rikers Island Wednesday when an inmate hopped a fence and slipped into the night, sparking a lockdown and massive manhunt. Shortly after Hill escaped, a spokesperson for the Department of Corrections, Peter Thore, told Dailymail.c...

Privacy must yield to right to life Privacy must yield to right to life

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the entity that issues Aadhaar cards, also argued that the right to privacy may be considered a fundamental right, but all aspects of p...

Fate of 39 Indians missing in Iraq for 3 years still unknown Fate of 39 Indians missing in Iraq for 3 years still unknown

She said she has asked the Iraq government to give them an update with evidence on what happened to the 39 Indians, who were mostly from Punjab. Swaraj also told the House that she had spoken to her Turkey counterpart and that country had agreed t...

EU's Top Court Rules That Hamas is a Terrorist Organization EU's Top Court Rules That Hamas is a Terrorist Organization

In 2001, the ECJ listed Hamas as a terror group, but the initial judgment was appealed in 2010, and four years later it was annulled by a lower European Union court. The EU maintains an active sanctions policy, targeting individuals, groups and s...

Solar Eclipse: Leave it to NASA to out-cool all of us! Solar Eclipse: Leave it to NASA to out-cool all of us!

FG Marketing Director Mary Jo Paige mentioned that Citkovic and Tavernier were hopeful, expecting about a dozen people to attend their class. Several libraries are also offering certified solar eclipse viewers, special glasses that let you watch ...

Ram Jethmalani quits as Arvind Kejriwal's counsel, sends Rs 2 crore bill Ram Jethmalani quits as Arvind Kejriwal's counsel, sends Rs 2 crore bill

While hearing a plea seeking expeditious discharge in contempt petition, court warned the latter that no scandalous or abusive question would be asked to plaintiff by the defendants lawyer. The chief minister had denied the charge of Jaitley that the...

BMW Group Announces New Battery-Electric MINI Three-Door Variant BMW Group Announces New Battery-Electric MINI Three-Door Variant

BMW needs to react quickly and appropriately to customer demand, so it has developed a flexible system across the global production network; its production system will create structures that enable facilities to build combustion engine, plug-in hybri...

Wasserman-Schultz Staffer Tries To Flee To Pakistan Wasserman-Schultz Staffer Tries To Flee To Pakistan

Just yesterday we learned that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents reportedly seized a number of "smashed hard drives" and other computer equipment from the Awan's former residence in Virginia. "I think you are violating rules when you conduct you...

President, PM salute martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas President, PM salute martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas

Timeline of the war3 May: Local shepherds report Pakistani intrusion in Kargil-Dras sector of Jammu and Kashmir . Later on, with the support of the Indian Air Force, the Indian Army recaptured a majority of the positions on the Indian side of the ...

King Cobras Found In Potato Chip Cans. Smuggling Attempt Busted King Cobras Found In Potato Chip Cans. Smuggling Attempt Busted

Authorities say that three albino Chinese soft-shelled turtles were also part of that parcel (the DOJ doesn't mention if they, too, were stored in some snack-related packaging). Two of the seized king cobras are being cared for at the San Diego Z...

Christian reaction on Israel tension: 'Pray Peace, Shalawam, and Shalom'

Witnesses reported the removal of all security equipment and crowds of Palestinians gathering to celebrate. His briefing to the 15-nation Council highlighted the latest clashes and rising tensions over the past two weeks in the Old City in Jerus...

Kansas Gov. Brownback, a Staunch Conservative, Prepares to Step Down Kansas Gov. Brownback, a Staunch Conservative, Prepares to Step Down

Brownback's political persona: During his time in the United States Senate, he was known chiefly as an articulate and well-mannered advocate for conservative social issues , like opposing abortion and human cloning, and for speaking out on issues of...

Senate vote fails to repeal, replace Obamacare Senate vote fails to repeal, replace Obamacare

How the process unfolds from here and what the Senate votes on next remains to be seen. The proposal the Senate shot down on Wednesday would have gutted the individual and employer mandates , end Medicaid expansion - one of the most contentious ...

Trump targets legal effort to protect LGBT workers from bias Trump targets legal effort to protect LGBT workers from bias

Zarda died in a base-jumping accident a few years ago but his case lives on. "The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights proudly stands with LGBT Americans and their allies who seek relief from discrimination in our judicial system".

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