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

On Tuesday, Ortega Diaz said that the country's authorities had violated the constitution amid ongoing political crisis and street protests and called the country's Supreme Court one of the main usurpers of power. In a statement blasted by Maduro, Spain's former prime minister Jose Rodriguez Zapatero said that dialogue in Venezuela "could bring...

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  • GST has transformed India's economy: PM Modi in 'Mann ki Baat'
GST has transformed India's economy: PM Modi in 'Mann ki Baat'

In the finals of the ICC Women's World Cup India lost to England in a closely fought contest. Referring to the Goods and Services Tax ( GST ) completing one month, Mr Modi described the "one nation one tax" regime as a "historic achievement", which has brought down prices and created a new trust between the customer and the trader.

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  • South Africa get first breakthrough of the morning at the Oval
South Africa get first breakthrough of the morning at the Oval

Former captain Cook, already England's all-time leading Test run-scorer, moved past Australia great Allan Border into ninth place in the overall list during this near five-hour innings. He had just one minor scare on 40, when Ben Stokes nearly pulled off the most brilliant of catches at gully, flinging himself to his left to intercept a skewed ...

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  • Turkish court frees 7 newspaper staff, keeps 6 in jail
Turkish court frees 7 newspaper staff, keeps 6 in jail

The trial of the 17 Cumhuriyet journalists, executives and lawyers - of whom 12 have been held in pre-trial detention since a year ago - began on Monday 24 July in Istanbul. But the trial, which started earlier this week, is a test for press freedom under the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the most prominent journalists from the newsp...

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  • Reince Priebus Lands On CNN In First Interview After Exit
Reince Priebus Lands On CNN In First Interview After Exit

In a prolonged sit-down with the Fox host and diehard Trump ally, Priebus lavished praise on the President and promised he will "be on Team Trump all the time ". Kelly, he said , will bring "unparalleled leadership skills to the job". Axios, however, reminded Scaramucci , also known as a Mini-me of the president because of his fiery charac...

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  • Philippine mayor, 6 others killed in drug raids
Philippine mayor, 6 others killed in drug raids

President Rodrigo Duterte had earlier tagged Parojinog and his daughter, Vice Mayor Nova among narcopoliticians operating in Mindanao. In a speech previous year, Mr Duterte said Parojinog was among mayors involved in the illegal drug trade.

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  • Trump sweeps GOP pros out of the White House
Trump sweeps GOP pros out of the White House

Kelly says that he is "honored to be asked" to take the job. Priebus's exit comes almost a week after press secretary Sean Spicer quit the White House , apparently unhappy over the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.

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  • Senate Votes Down ObamaCare Repeal 49-51
Senate Votes Down ObamaCare Repeal 49-51

But that ignored the complexity of the health care industry; powerful interest groups including hospitals, doctors, and insurers were alienated. Underscoring the House's view of where the fault lie, leaders opened a morning meeting of the chamber's GOP lawmakers by playing audio of Gordon Lightfoot's "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", which re...

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  • Trump dumps Priebus from White House post
Trump dumps Priebus from White House post

On July 28, Trump replaced Preibus with Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly , a hyper-masculine general with little political experience. The news is just breaking as I write this so it's not clear yet whether Priebus followed Spicer's lead by quitting or whether Trump finally manned up and fired an employee he'd come to disdain.

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  • Grand Alliance died natural death, says Sushil Modi
Grand Alliance died natural death, says Sushil Modi

So who are the leaders who would try to stop Modi's juggernaut in 2019 general Elections, and what are their weaknesses? West Bengal is a good case study. He said if Kumar had real courage, he should have sacked him but the CM was scared. For a minute, block the sound bites and drama playing out in Bihar.

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  • Death toll in Boko Haram's oil exploration team ambush hits 69
Death toll in Boko Haram's oil exploration team ambush hits 69

The worker, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorised to speak to the media, said 19 soldiers, 33 civilian volunteer fighters and 17 civilians were killed. For them to go after NNPC personnel just shows they don't fear any military reprisal. Boko Haram, which seeks to create an Islamic state in the northeast, has stepped up t...

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  • Gunman kills one, injures three in shooting at German nightclub
Gunman kills one, injures three in shooting at German nightclub

A gunman in the city of Konstanz opened fire at around 4:30am, German police said. A police officer was injured in the shoot-out but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. An investigation has been launched into the attack, the motive for which is unclear. It follows a similarly deadly incident in Hamburg on Friday, where a fail...

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  • One-year-old dies after hours in hot vehicle
One-year-old dies after hours in hot vehicle

Phoenix Fire arrived and the 1-year-old boy was pronounced dead on scene. No charges have been filed. An infant in Phoenix has died after being left in a hot vehicle, one day after a baby boy died under similar circumstances . It was unclear how long the boy was inside the vehicle, but the temperature in Phoenix on Friday was over 100 degrees. ...

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  • Hamburg knife attack: What we know
Hamburg knife attack: What we know

He added that while there could have been an Islamist motive for the attack, the suspect also suffered from psychological problems. The 26-year-old man, identified as Ahmad A, is a Palestinian from the UAE who is registered on an Islamist database, Mr Grote said on Saturday.

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  • Shehbaz Sharif to succeed brother as Pakistan prime minister
Shehbaz Sharif to succeed brother as Pakistan prime minister

He said the opposition had campaigned against him in recent years, accusing him and his family of indulging in alleged corruption. Friday's ruling marked the first time in the country's history that a leader was disqualified from office following a judicial process.

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  • Terrorists Killed In Jammu And Kashmir's Pulwama, Operation On
Terrorists Killed In Jammu And Kashmir's Pulwama, Operation On

The encounter, which broke out in the morning, has ended and security forces have launched a search operation of the area. On Thursday, terrorists attacked a joint party of Police and Army in Materbugh area of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.

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  • Senate GOP seeks assurances House won't make 'skinny' health bill law
Senate GOP seeks assurances House won't make 'skinny' health bill law

Among other things, the "skinny" version of Obamacare would have repealed the individual mandate and the employer mandate, ended the tax on medical devices and defunded Planned Parenthood for one year. "I will continue to work with President Trump and his team to move the idea forward.", Graham said on Friday. He campaigned on repealing...

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  • Joey Barton not permitted to play in Grenfell Tower fundraising game
Joey Barton not permitted to play in Grenfell Tower fundraising game

More information about the match can be found HERE. The match, which is being organised by Barton's former club QPR, will be held at Loftus Road on September 2 and will feature Alan Shearer , David Seaman , Les Ferdinand , Trevor Sinclair and Paul Merson .

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  • As John McCain walked in for the vote, he reportedly warned
As John McCain walked in for the vote, he reportedly warned

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Sen. The collapse marked the third and last failed attempt by Republicans to replace Obamacare in the past week. "I'm not going to vote for a bill that is awful policy and frightful politics", Senator Graham said .

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  • Manafort Meets With Senate Officials On Russia
Manafort Meets With Senate Officials On Russia

It's possible the transcript of Tuesday's interview with the Intelligence Committee could be shared with the Judicial Committee and satisfy the subpoena - but in a statement, Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein said the interview wasn't being made available to them.

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