• Sri Lanka will sell Hambantota Port to China confirms Prime Minister
Sri Lanka will sell Hambantota Port to China confirms Prime Minister

Chinese control of Hambantota, which is part of its modern-day "Silk Route" across Asia+ and beyond, as well as a plan to acquire 15,000 acres (23 sq miles) to develop an industrial zone next door, had raised fears that it could also be used for Chinese naval vessels.

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  • Family of Utah woman killed aboard cruise ship issues statement
Family of Utah woman killed aboard cruise ship issues statement

Watson. Medical and ship's security personnel, who found her dead at 9:03 p.m. Tuesday, described a scene where blood was spattered throughout the cabin - and on the hands and clothing of Kenneth Manzanares , according to charging documents.

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  • Riots in Dalston as protest over death of Rashan Charles turns violent
Riots in Dalston as protest over death of Rashan Charles turns violent

The 20-year-old later died in hospital. The CCTV footage of the incident went viral on social media and has heightened tensions locally in an area where police community relations have always been notoriously fraught. In response protesters jumped on to the vehicle, clinging to the window, while one sat on a bin which was pushed along by the lo...

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  • Health insurers lobby against axing ACA's coverage mandate in 'skinny repeal'
Health insurers lobby against axing ACA's coverage mandate in 'skinny repeal'

Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development. He praised Republican Sen. Either is predicted to squeeze the federal payments as time goes on. The position statement comes as Senate Republicans considered a " skinny repeal " of the ACA following rejections of th...

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  • Killed, 7 Hurt After Ride Malfunctions At Ohio State Fair
Killed, 7 Hurt After Ride Malfunctions At Ohio State Fair

Shoptaw says they're saddened by the news of what happened at the state fair in OH and want to make sure everyone has a safe and fun time when they come out in October. A Columbus fire official said the man killed was 18. Video posted online appears to show part of the Fire Ball ride detaching before people drop out of their seats to the ...

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  • R Street statement supporting tax-reform developments
R Street statement supporting tax-reform developments

The border tax is meant to encourage more production in the US: imports to the USA would be taxed, but exports wouldn't. In a short joint statement (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-statement-from-congress-white-house-on-tax-reform-2017-07-27), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other officials also said the...

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  • Possible Rain Throughout the Day
Possible Rain Throughout the Day

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear skies and cool temperatures will develop, with a low temperature of 58 degrees. Low temperatures will stay rather mild in the upper 60s. THURSDAY: Partly cloudy skies will develop for Thursday, with scattered rain showers developing late in the day. Tuesday will have another attractive day with partly cloudy skies...

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  • Trump intends to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill: White House
Trump intends to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill: White House

But the debate over the new measures has taken place against the backdrop of an ongoing investigation into alleged Russian meddling the in the 2016 presidential election . The bill also punishes Iran and North Korea for their weapons programs. Earlier, US Ambassador John Tefft "expressed his strong disappointment and protest" at the development,...

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  • Trump names John Kelly as White House chief of staff
Trump names John Kelly as White House chief of staff

Priebus is being replaced by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly . "He has been a true star of my Administration", Trump tweeted . After watch Reince Priebus grovel after he was sacked, it's clear that the Republican Party isn't capable of ever taking a stand against Trump.

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  • Russian Federation orders U.S. to cut diplomatic staff, says to seize diplomatic property
Russian Federation orders U.S. to cut diplomatic staff, says to seize diplomatic property

Russian Federation announced that it was expelling American diplomats and seizing property after Congress passed the bill. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters late Thursday that the President would review the sanctions bill.

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  • Laptop ban lifted on flights from Turkey
Laptop ban lifted on flights from Turkey

Part of a stone wall surrounding a cemetery for the Christian Armenian community had been demolished in Thursday's storm, hurting two people. The storm caused a crane to overturn at Haydarpasa Port, which caused an explosion. Turkish authorities temporarily closed down the Eurasia road tunnel, which connects Istanbul's Asian and European sides ...

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  • Trump to Sign Russia Sanctions Package into Law, Inciting Moscow's Anger
Trump to Sign Russia Sanctions Package into Law, Inciting Moscow's Anger

It has also stopped United States diplomats from using a summer house and storage facilities in Moscow. The US House of Representatives has with an overwhelming majority passed a bill reinforcing sanctions on Russia , Iran and North Korea , and the Senate seems ready to approve the bill this week.

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  • Lavrov tells Tillerson Russia ready to normalize relations with US
Lavrov tells Tillerson Russia ready to normalize relations with US

Putin, who has repeatedly denied meddling in the campaign, said Moscow will decide on how to retaliate once it sees the final text of the proposed law. The new package of sanctions aims to hit President Vladimir Putin and his inner circle by targeting alleged corrupt officials, human rights abusers and crucial sectors of the Russian economy, includ...

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  • Kremlin asks United States to cut diplomatic staff in sanctions row
Kremlin asks United States to cut diplomatic staff in sanctions row

The White House says President Donald Trump will sign legislation implementing tough new financial sanctions against Russian Federation. The U.S. has been asked to cut its number of staff in Russia to 455, the same number of Russian diplomats now in the U.S.

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  • Moscow reduces diplomatic mission staff in United States to 455
Moscow reduces diplomatic mission staff in United States to 455

Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok into precise compliance with the number of Russian diplomats and technical personnel who are in the United States by September 1", the Russian Foreign Ministry said on July 28. It said Trump had familiarized himself with earlier versions of the bill and had held talks on its crucial provisions. The latter...

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  • Rajya Sabha adjourned for day amid ruckus
Rajya Sabha adjourned for day amid ruckus

All of these efforts are in view of the August 8, Rajya Sabha elections where Sonia Gandhi's chief political aid Ahmed Patel is up for re-election. Asked why the Congress was not able to control its MLAs, Surjewala said like the three legislators present at the meet, those who had a firm faith in the party's ideology would not fall prey to the ...

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  • School Funding Special Session Keeps Legislators & Gov. At Odds
School Funding Special Session Keeps Legislators & Gov. At Odds

Along with the excitement that a new school year brings, there's a lot of concern about money. Rauner wants to make changes to the bill. Some Illinois school superintendents are urging the governor to sign the education funding bill as presented.

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  • Russian Federation takes first measures in response to U.S. sanctions
Russian Federation takes first measures in response to U.S. sanctions

The ministry also said it would seize a Moscow warehouse and a country home in the suburb of Serebryany Bor that are used by the US embassy. The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was also seizing a Moscow dacha compound used by U.S. File image of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump . The ministry is also suspending the U.S. Embassy's use of two s...

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  • The Head Of Boy Scouts Apologizes For Trump's Insane Speech To Children
The Head Of Boy Scouts Apologizes For Trump's Insane Speech To Children

My son is an Eagle Scout, and for several years I held leadership positions. Despite the controversy that has ensued, the White House has yet to apologize for the Trump National Scout Jamboree speech that has now been described by the Boy Scouts of America as being filled with "political rhetoric".

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  • Is Reince Priebus the White House Leaker? Conway Responds to Scaramucci Tweet
Is Reince Priebus the White House Leaker? Conway Responds to Scaramucci Tweet

In Scaramucci's first official appearance in front of the White House press corps last week, he said he and Priebus "are a little bit like brothers, where we rough each other up once in a while, which is totally normal for brothers". Asked what he meant by including Priebus, Scaramucci says, "If Reince wants to explain he's not the leaker, he can d...

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