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New US Sanctions Won't Help Mend Ties: Russian Official

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Eager to punish Russian Federation for meddling in the 2016 election, Congress on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress. Read More »

Three people shot in rural address in Whangarei

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The man is in a stable condition in Whangarei Hospital with moderate injuries. Superintendent Russell Le Prou says police tried to negotiate with the gunman but there was no response. It is not believed the alleged offender survived the fire. A welfare centre has been setup at Whareora Hall on Whareora Road, Whangarei to support residents who live within the cordoned area. Read More »

Trans-European pipeline threatened by US Russia sanctions

Over the weekend, key members of the US Congress announced the Senate and the House of Representatives had struck a deal on for new sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea, and for empowering the American legislature to veto potential sanctions easing by President Donald Trump . Read More »

McCain, in hero's return to Senate, calls for bipartisanship

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Before brain scans showed a five-centimeter blood clot above McCain's left eye, the senator was feeling tired and had bouts of double vision, according to Mayo Clinic doctors directly involved in McCain's care. "So great that John McCain is coming back to vote. It's a shell of a bill right now". GONYEA: McCain's remarks felt like a valedictory address. John McCain is no longer a Senator protecting his seat in the Senate - now he is a man carefully constructing his dying legacy. Read More »

Jared Kushner's Statements On Russia, Annotated

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It's been updated at least three times . " I did not collude , nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government", Mr Kushner said in the statement . "Need excuse to get out of meeting", he wrote. " Donald Trump had a better message and ran a smarter campaign ", Kushner said. "At no time was there any discussion about my companies, business transactions, real estate projects, loans, banking arrangements or any private business of any kind", he ... Read More »

Pat Toomey votes to advance Obamacare repeal in US Senate

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He said , "Now we move forward towards truly great health care for the American people..." A key Senate vote to advance the GOP-led crusade to dismantle Obamacare is set for Tuesday afternoon, with two Republican lawmakers heavily critical of their party's previous efforts saying they would support commencing debate on health care reform. Read More »

Capito votes for Senate to debate health overhaul

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Prior to Tuesday's vote though, Capito had been among those most vehemently against moves to repeal without an adequate replacement or reform plan, frequently citing the various ways the existing Senate bill would harm rural voters (including her constituents in West Virginia). Read More »

Trump takes swipe at Sessions in Russian Federation probe

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Trump also tweeted about Sessions on Monday. That meeting was held in Trump Tower in NY after the lawyer offered damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. later released email exchanges concerning the meeting on Twitter, after learning that The New York Times was about to publish them. Giuliani said there is no truth to a report by Axios that said Trump has recently raised the possibility of tapping Giuliani to replace Sessions, whom the President ... Read More »

Macky Sall saisit le Conseil constitutionnel pour qu'on puisse voter avec une carte d'identité nationale — URGENT

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Convoquant l'article 3, alinéa 4 de la Constitution qui stipule que " tous les nationaux sénégalais des deux sexes, âgés de 18 ans accomplis, jouissant de leurs droits civils et politiques, sont électeurs dans les conditions déterminées par la loi ", le président de la République, "au regard des lenteurs notées dans le retrait des cartes d'identité biométriques, a saisi le Conseil constitutionnel, par lettre en date du 24 juillet 2017", selon un communiqué. Read More »

STX Fincantieri. L'Italie refuse un partage à 50-50 avec la France

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Selon un accord négocié par le précédent gouvernement français, le constructeur italien devait reprendre d'abord 48% du capital des chantiers de Saint-Nazaire et rester minoritaire pendant au moins huit ans, épaulé par l'investisseur italien Fondazione CR (Cassa di Risparmio) Trieste à hauteur d'environ 7%. Read More »

USA lawmakers reach deal on Russian Federation sanctions bill, creating limits for Trump

On Saturday, US Republicans and Democrats reached an agreement to clear any further hurdles for proposed legislation which seeks to apply additional sanctions on Russian Federation. In addition to binding Trump, the bill establishes new sanctions on Iran and North Korea, in addition to Russian Federation. British political expert Rebecca Perring believes that between the U.S. Read More »

SC directs Sahara to deposit Rs 1500 crore by September 7

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Counsel Pratap Venugopal for SEBI told the court that out of the principal amount of Rs 24,000 crore due to the depositors, there was still an outstanding amount of Rs 9,179 crore and despite giving repeated time, the contemnor was not depositing the amount. Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. adds DC-based attorney to legal team

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The panel's chairman, Sen. Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley and Democratic Sen. The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on Wednesday about the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which requires anyone who lobbies in the United States on behalf of foreign interests to disclose their work to the Justice Department. Read More »

Governor Greg Abbott comments on Special Session

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In another committee vote, a bill created to obliterate local tree-cutting ordinances was approved after members exempted homeowners associations from having to comply. "We are here today because Texas has a tradition of taking care of these issues and not being dictated to by the federal government". Dottie Bossley, Regional Sales Director for the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau said that the National Association of Student personnel administrators had considered hosting its ... Read More »

Kylie Masse sets world record in 100-meter backstroke

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The Australian had returned to peak fitness this year after health issues sabotaged her Rio Olympic campaign, ensuring she finished second last in the 100m final and missed the 200m backstroke medal race entirely. " Katie Ledecky is on another planet", Belmonte said. Masse beat Kathleen Baker of U.S. (58.58) and Australian Emily Seebohm (58.59) to become Canada's first ever female world champion in swimming. Read More »

McCain Returns to Senate, Votes: 'We Are Getting Nothing Done, My Friends'

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After the vote , McCain addressed the Senate , saying that he did not support the Republican health care bill as it stood. "I'm very happy to announce that with zero of the Democrats' votes, the motion to proceed on healthcare has moved past and now we move forward toward truly great healthcare for the American people". Read More »

Senate Judiciary Committee rescinds Manafort subpoena

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The Judiciary Committee has sought Manafort's testimony about a meeting he attended with Russian nationals past year at Trump Tower during the heat of the 2016 presidential election campaign. According to the report , Mueller's probe includes apartment sales to Russians at Trump properties, a development deal with Russian associates, the Miss Universe pageant President Donald Trump held in Moscow in 2013 and the 2008 sale of a mansion in Florida to a Russian oligarch. Read More »

White House briefings back on camera, says Trump communications chief Scaramucci

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On Monday, he met with the Senate Intelligence Committee, in addition to issuing an 11-page statement written to debunk numerous most stinging accusations that have defined the Trump-Russia saga. Mr Kushner said that when Mr Kislyak asked if there was a secure way for him to provide information on Syria from what Mr Kislyak called his "generals", Mr Kushner asked if there was an existing communications channel at the embassy that could be used to convey the information to Mr Flynn. Read More »

Trump cranks up heat on Sessions, says time will tell fate

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In a press conference, Trump stated that he was very disappointed in Sessions. This week, Jared Kushner , Trump's son-in-law was questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee, a move that seemed to push tensions between the White House and Sessions to a boiling point. Read More »

California governor signs climate change bill

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AB 398 enables the continuation of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Investments, which fund several Climate Smart Agriculture programs such as the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program, and the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program. Read More »

Israel removes metal detectors from al-Aqsa compound

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday urged all Muslims to visit and protect Jerusalem after violence broke out over metal detectors that Israel installed and later removed from a sensitive holy site in the city. Just a few hours earlier, Israel and Jordan resolved a diplomatic stand-off late after a day of top-level negotiations that ended with the evacuation of Israeli embassy staff from their base in Jordan. Read More »

Slain cop's mom elated to finally be a grandmother

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Liu's widow, Pei "Sanny" Xia Chen, named the baby "Angel" as a tribute to her slain hero husband - whose police hat is now next to her bed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on the Upper East Side, said the pal, fellow cop widow Maria Dziergowski. Read More »

Israel removing detectors from shrine in bid to end standoffs

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However, the director of al-Aqsa Najeh Bakirat said that keeping the cameras does not satisfy Palestinians' demands. Details of the advanced technologies envisaged were not immediately clear. Earlier Monday, the United Nations envoy to the region had urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to find a solution to the building tensions over the holy site in Jerusalem's Old City. Read More »

Agreement Reached On Louisville Abortion Clinic Protests

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The U.S. Attorney's Office said enforcement of the buffer zone will protect both patients seeking access to Louisville's EMW Women's Surgical Center as well as the First Amendment rights of protesters. He says the members of Operation Save America, a Texas-based anti-abortion group involved with this case, are in town this week to get people talking about abortion and he says they're accomplishing that goal. Read More »