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Trump's new idea - a 'solar wall' on Mexican border

Is that good? You are the first group I've told that to. This image provided by Gleason Partners LLC shows a rendering of the side of a border wall concept that faces the US that incorporates solar panels into the design. According to reports , the idea of using solar panels on the proposed wall has been pitched by both academics as well as businesses submitting designs for the structure. Read More »

GOM Shut-Ins Lessen in Wake of Tropical Storm Cindy


A liquor store and a fast-food restaurant were among the damaged businesses in Fairfield, Alabama, west of Birmingham, said meteorologist Jason Holmes of the National Weather Service . "That continues to be the threat", said Ken Graham, of the weather service office near New Orleans. Two more were reported on the northwest coast of Florida, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read More »

Sultan of Sokoto announces end to Ramadan

The new moon marks the end of the 29-day long Ramadan and the start of the Islamic month of Shawwal. The NSCIA also released the names and telephone numbers of members of its moon sighting committee across Nigeria. Mr. Ahmad urged Muslims to see Eid-el-fitri celebration as a season for sober reflection, noting that they must also rededicate their lives to the teachings of the Holy Qur'an as demonstrated by Prophet Mohammed. Read More »

White House undermining press briefing

Sketches are also common in courtroom trials. The camera ban, at least according to one of President Donald Trump's closest advisors Steve Bannon, is because Mr Spicer "got fatter". But the White House Correspondents' Association is still urging the Trump administration to stop holding off-camera gaggles as a substitute for on-camera press briefings. Read More »

Strict vigilance be ensured on Pak-Afghan crossing points: Nisar


The Pakistani military has blamed terrorist "sanctuaries" in Afghanistan for recent bombings in the country. "However, the Western countries do not notice the foreign involvement in terrorist attacks in Pakistan", Nisar said. The interior minister also said that two alerts were conveyed to relevant authorities of the province but safety mechanisms were not put in place. During the conversation Nisar expressed concerns over that fact that despite being forewarning about Quetta and Parachinar ... Read More »

Les premiers pas de Philippe 2 — Gouvernement

Ce texte a reçu le feu vert du Conseil d'État après avoir suscité une levée de boucliers des défenseurs des libertés publiques. Il est présenté par Beauvau comme la "solution" pour éviter "une prolongation perpétuelle de l'état d'urgence". Jacques Mézard cède l'agriculture pour reprendre la Cohésion des Territoires après le départ de Richard Ferrand . Lundi, l'Elysée a fait savoir qu'Emmanuel Macron avait demandé à Richard Ferrand de quitter le gouvernement pour prendre la tête du groupe ... Read More »

Coleman happy despite another Wales draw

Vladimir Stojkovic, the Serbia goalkeeper, made a pig's ear of dealing with Ben Davies's long ball and ended up bringing down Ramsey just outside the area when he realised that he was unable to shepherd the ball out of play. "You go to these places and it's nearly like a stage in the game where there's a power play", Coleman said. "But our mentality in any camp is, whether it's the first game or the last, that we approach it in the same way". Read More »

Saudi, allies list demands to end Qatar blockade

The list also contained demands that Qatar close down a Turkish military base on its territory and shut down Doha-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera. Yet NPR's Peter Kenyon reports that "the impact has been blunted somewhat as Iran and Turkey stepped in to send food and other supplies to Qatar". Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal 'confident' of advancing to Confed Cup final


Pepe is set to miss facing Germany or Chile after helping Portugal top Group A ahead of Mexico on goal difference. New Zealand nearly pulled a goal back on the hour when Doyle's ball across the face of goal from the left found Wood at the far post , but Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio recovered to make a sliding block on the line. Read More »

Bill Ackman heckled Joe Biden, and it didn't end well for Ackman


Biden and Ackman were both featured speakers at the SkyBridge Alternatives Conference, hosted in mid-May by hedge fund big wig Anthony Scaramucci, a supporter of President Trump. The verbal exchange quickly escalated and, according to three people in the room at the time, Biden told Ackman to "shut the hell up", Fox Business reported Friday . Read More »

Le président Maduro fait le ménage à la tête de l'armée — Venezuela


Des balles tirées par un sergent de la police de l'air devant la base de La Carlota, selon des photos et des vidéos diffusées par des médias locaux. Invoquant le droit à la désobéissance civile, l'opposition, majoritaire au Parlement, a appelé cette semaine la population à ne pas reconnaître le gouvernement du président Maduro, très impopulaire dans un contexte de grave crise économique. Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump


Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as well as House and Senate committees, are investigating Russia's interference in the election and the alleged complicity of Trump officials. As the Post notes, the CIA's report on Putin's directive to elect Trump over Clinton came "from sourcing deep inside the Russian government " and was considered too sensitive to be shared in the President's Daily Briefing. Read More »

'Russia warships, sub fired at Daesh targets in Syria'

Moscow also halted a military hotline with Washington over the incident, meant to prevent confrontations in Syria's crowded air space. Russian Federation this week said it thinks one of its airstrikes may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghadi, a figure who has evaded worldwide forces for years. Read More »

Supreme Court picks up redistricting case, Walker reacts


That state's legislative leaders asked the Supreme Court in their brief to reject any effort that "wrests control of districting away from the state legislators to whom the state constitution assigns that task, and hands it to federal judges and opportunistic plaintiffs seeking to accomplish in court what they failed to achieve at the ballot box". Read More »

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake


In May the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner's Office claimed his son Frank had died and was buried. The mix-up began on May 6 when a man was found dead behind a Verizon store. Later, at Chapman Funeral Home, the elder Kerrigan briefly had the casket opened so that he could take a last look at his son. "I didn't know what my dead son was going to look like", he said. Read More »

Brexit talks start with first United Kingdom concession


An EU diplomat said: "When it comes to the proposals of the United Kingdom with respect to the citizens, which I understand will refer to the proposals already made by the EU, they will be presented next week". Both the European Union and Britain said earlier this year that they want to keep it that way after Brexit . She will then leave the meeting on Thursday night, and on Friday the remaining 27 will come together to discuss Brexit with an exchange of views on her presentation and a ... Read More »

Doctors: Ex-North Korea detainee has severe brain damage

His nightmare started in March 2016 when North Korea says they caught the 22-year-old trying to steal a propaganda poster from the hotel he was staying at while on a tour of the reclusive nation. The doctors said they did not find any evidence of botulism and that Warmbier has been in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness"- unable to understand his surroundings or move. Read More »

Video Shows Disability Advocates Forcibly Removed From Senate Protest


These patients would be especially harmed by the bill that includes deep cuts to Medicaid. Millions could lose access to health coverage through Medicaid under the GOP plan to reform the nation's healthcare system. "I'm pleased that we were able to arrive at a draft that incorporates input from so many different Members, who represent so many different constituents, who are facing so many different challenges", McConnell said while presenting the bill on the Senate floor on Thursday. Read More »

Disability advocates protest outside McConnell's office


Officers physically carried them outside- One by one. It was hard to tell if the decision to do this, which shocked the MSNBC anchors a bit, had anything to do with some of the protesters' inability to walk. As the protest gathered, Capitol police began to assemble, taking some of the more non-compliant protesters out of the area by force. "Sixty people in wheelchairs are pretty noticeable", he said. Read More »

Senate Health Care Bill Hangs In The Balance As 5 Lawmakers Waver

Frank of the Harvard Medical School and Sherry Glied of New York University. What would have to change to gain their support? . The issues aren't new, nor are numerous ideas we've discussed along the way. Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas said in a statement that more time was needed to gauge the measure's potential impact but that "there are significant positive changes in the Senate bill, including increased flexibility for the states". Read More »

China landslide buries village leaving five dead and 120 missing


The bodies of 15 people killed in the landslide were found, according to China's official Xinhua news agency . M - President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev expressed condolences to President of China Xi Jinping over the landslide leaving more than 120 people missing in Sichuan province in south-western China, the President's press service said. Read More »