• The White House is getting a makeover
The White House is getting a makeover

The vacation could be driven in part by necessity. According to " CNN ", during the first 196 days in office, back in 2009, President Obama stayed 21 days away from the White House for leisure, while President Trump reached the mark of 41 days off work through the same period.

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  • Partial lunar eclipse to darken skies of the emirates on Aug.7
Partial lunar eclipse to darken skies of the emirates on Aug.7

Coos County will be just outside of the line of totality and experience a large percentage of coverage during the eclipse event. You can buy special dark glasses made specifically for looking at eclipses, but you can also use a pinhole cut in a piece of card or paper to project the eclipse onto another piece of paper.

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  • UN Votes on US Drafted Sanctions to Block DPRK Exports
UN Votes on US Drafted Sanctions to Block DPRK Exports

A new proposed UN Security Council resolution would impose fresh sanctions on North Korea for continued ballistic missile testing and violations of prior UN resolutions. Through the planned ban, the North is expected to lose $400 million in its annual export revenue, the Voice of America (VOA) quoted a United Nations diplomat as saying.

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  • Hiroshima commemorates 72th anniversary of atomic bombing
Hiroshima commemorates 72th anniversary of atomic bombing

The treaty was endorsed by 122 countries at the United Nations headquarters to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons. Japanese officials routinely argue that they abhor nuclear weapons, but the nation's defence is firmly set under the U.S.

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  • RSS cadres attacking, killing our men in Kerala, says CPI-M
RSS cadres attacking, killing our men in Kerala, says CPI-M

The statement charged that since the formation of the LDF government, 13 of its workers and others have been killed by RSS-BJP men, while more than 200 Party members and sympathisers have been injured and hospitalized. AK Ramya, whose husband, Sreejan Babu is battling for his life after he was attacked by RSS workers, has written an open letter t...

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  • Disturbing! Two drunk men falls into deep gorge, friends record video
Disturbing! Two drunk men falls into deep gorge, friends record video

Imran Gardi , 26, and Pratap Rathod, 21, belonged to a group of revelers from nearby Kohlapur city. The two were apparently trying to pull off daring stunts as their friends cheered and hooted. www.mid-day.com accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability, data, text, images, video, messages, or any o...

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  • McConnell To Trump: Changing Senate Rules Won't Fix Health Care Stalemate
McConnell To Trump: Changing Senate Rules Won't Fix Health Care Stalemate

Some Democrats now feel that the Republicans failed attempts to repeal Obamacare can open a bipartisan window for healthcare reforms. "Without payment of these cost-sharing reductions, Americans will be hurt", Alexander said. But other senators on committees with health care jurisdiction may keep the issue alive. "Look at this whole mess wi...

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  • Muguruza cruises into semi-finals, Kvitova out
Muguruza cruises into semi-finals, Kvitova out

Kvitova's woes continued as she failed to find her first serves, and she was too inconsistent to achieve any breakthroughs in this match. While Vinci did not specify if the silver platter she was awarded for her runner-up finish in the 2015 U.S.

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  • Trump adviser dismisses reference to Statue of Liberty poem
Trump adviser dismisses reference to Statue of Liberty poem

But there is also much to admire in the way Lazarus reframes our national role in the world as welcoming the underrepresented, the persecuted, the impoverished, the maligned, and the "tempest-tost". Inspired by the 1865 U.S. emancipation of slaves (the French had finally emancipated theirs in 1848), Laboulaye in 1875 commissioned a statue that woul...

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  • Time for health care for all
Time for health care for all

President Donald Trump promptly made his position known, threatening to discontinue certain Obamacare payments to insurance companies that help reduce medical costs for low-income Americans. The free market created all these problems so it can't be the solution. A complicated debt ceiling fight may be averted now that Mr. Trump's budget direc...

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  • UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea
UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea

A new proposed UN Security Council resolution would impose fresh sanctions on North Korea for continued ballistic missile testing and violations of prior UN resolutions. The new measures could reduce the income that the country obtains with its exports by up to $1 billion a year. While the proposed US sponsored resolution had been stalled since...

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  • AIADMK MLAs decline party posts offered by Sasikala-Dinakaran faction
AIADMK MLAs decline party posts offered by Sasikala-Dinakaran faction

They should rise up to the occasion so as to carry forward the agenda of the party and fulfill the dream of Amma in accelerating the growth of the State. "Before making appointments, the party headquarters will receive recommendations from the district secretaries concerned and consider the same". He further said the post was announced without cons...

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  • The accounting that explains why Donald Trump can't make Obamacare
The accounting that explains why Donald Trump can't make Obamacare "implode"

The trouble is, ending the subsidies wouldn't "hurt the insurance companies" as Trump suggests. It may not yet be a full-blown divorce, but the relationship between Donald Trump and the Republican Party is fast unravelling, threatening the president's prospects of steering legislation through Congress.

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  • About 2000 Daesh extremists remain in Syria's Raqqa - US envoy
About 2000 Daesh extremists remain in Syria's Raqqa - US envoy

The hospital serves over 100,000 people in the city, she noted.Asa'ad pointed out that there is no presence of the IS militants in the hospital, adding that what Raqqa is subject to can not be fighting terrorism, but destruction. The report noted that only 0.31 percent of the strikes resulted in credible reports of civilian casualties. On Friday,...

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  • North Korea told to comply with its obligations
North Korea told to comply with its obligations

The document, which details provisions to be observed by China and ASEAN, aims to protect commercial and non-military activities in the disputed area. China and Asean agree to draft code of conduct in South China Sea Is Philippines offering Beijing an olive branch over South China Sea? "In this regard, we strongly urge the DPRK to immediately co...

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  • Trump's Health-Care Threats Are Nothing but Spite and Fury
Trump's Health-Care Threats Are Nothing but Spite and Fury

Alexander announced the committee plans to hold bipartisan hearings on how to fix the individual health care market (i.e. the market in which people pay for health care plans out of pocket, without the benefit of an employer's plan). In the span of a few minutes on Thursday afternoon, the Senate confirmed dozens of the president's stalled nominees...

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  • Irish PM: Britain and EU could form special customs union after Brexit
Irish PM: Britain and EU could form special customs union after Brexit

Donaldson, the DUP MP for Lagan Valley, said Varadkar's recent declaration that he "would not design a border for Brexiteers" was an unhelpful intervention. He said that, "like almost everyone else on this island", he does not want to go back to the times when the border was "a place of bloodshed and violence, of checkpoints".

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  • Donald Trump spending his first summer holiday as President
Donald Trump spending his first summer holiday as President

I support the public's right to know. They have been on Nauru or Manus for over three years and the only reason we can not let them into Australia is because of our commitment to not allow people to come by boat. That is the point. In a phone call to senior Sports Illustrated writer Michael Bamberger, Trump claimed to have scored a 68 on the Bel-...

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  • Australia Accuses ISIS of a Foiled Aircraft Attack Plot
Australia Accuses ISIS of a Foiled Aircraft Attack Plot

A second plot related to the building of an improvised chemical dispersion device to release colourless toxic gas. "Components of this IED were sent through global air cargo by the [Daesh] operatives through to the accused men here in Australia ", Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan told reporters during a Friday morning...

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  • Stalking charges filed against Haryana BJP chief's son
Stalking charges filed against Haryana BJP chief's son

According to police, the girl, said to be daughter of an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was on her way from Sector 9 in Chandigarh to Panchkula around 12:30 am when a Tata Safari started following her from near Sector 26. We arrested both of them under Section 354D of IPC. However, the police said that more sections could be added a...

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