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Two Spanish NATO planes briefly violate Finnish airspace

Two Spanish NATO planes briefly violate Finnish airspace According to a NATO statement, aircraft from non-NATO Finland were also scrambled. "While the Russian planes were flying over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea, NATO's F-18 fighter jet approached the Russian aircraft and followed them at a safe distance for about one minute". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation urges USA to fix ties as it cuts U.S. diplomatic staff

Russian Federation urges USA to fix ties as it cuts U.S. diplomatic staff Washington is reviewing its options after the Kremlin ordered it to shrink its diplomatic mission in Russian Federation, and President Donald Trump still intends to sign new sanctions into law. "We are interested in a steady development of our ties and are sorry to note that we are still far from that", he said. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova lashed out at the U.S. [Full Article...]

White House Increasingly at Odds With Republicans on Health Care

White House Increasingly at Odds With Republicans on Health Care U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy said he had a "productive" meeting with White House officials Monday as discussions about the future of the Affordable Care Act continue. "I'm for helping the poor, always have been". Because of his stance on the bill, I am heavily disappointed in him. Comer sits on the House Committee on Agriculture has some influence on the farm bill. [Full Article...]

Charges filed in Hokah shooting, chase

Charges filed in Hokah shooting, chase The officers pursued the men who reached speeds of 90-100 miles per hour as they drove through Hokah, Minnesota. Both are charged with seven felony counts including attempted first degree murder of a police officer, first degree assault and fleeing a police officer. [Full Article...]

Trump swears in John Kelly as chief of staff

Trump swears in John Kelly as chief of staff Responding to tweets from first daughter Ivanka Trump about "working alongside" newly sworn-in Chief of Staff John Kelly , Rep. Vice President Mike Pence, who remains close with many conservative members of Congress has often had to act as an intermediary between the president and the Republican establishment, evident most recently in his efforts lobbying members in both the House and Senat... [Full Article...]

Russia PM: new USA sanctions amount to 'full-scale trade war'

Russia PM: new USA sanctions amount to 'full-scale trade war' It would be my honor to mow the White House lawn some weekend for you. A simultaneous policy of accommodation and confrontation toward Moscow combined with a tussle for influence between Congress and the President threaten to sow confusion that could increase the chances of a miscalculation between the two nuclear armed foes. [Full Article...]

Pranab Da, you have been a father figure: PM to former president

Pranab Da, you have been a father figure: PM to former president The fake message said that people use only products and ingredients manufactured in India during the upcoming Diwali festival. You have inspired us with your simplicity, high principles and exemplary leadership. The letter offers glimpses of the Prime Minister's deep respect for Mukherjee, who was one of the senior-most leaders of Modi's arch-rival party, the Congress, before he became President... [Full Article...]

Italy impounds NGO rescue ship and sends navy patrol boat to Libya

Italy impounds NGO rescue ship and sends navy patrol boat to Libya Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti said Italy was providing technical support, not seeking to impose a "hostile" naval blockade created to prevent the departure of migrant boats. Cartosio said he thought those involved had been driven purely by "humanitarian motives". Investigators have yet to single out suspects, saying that at the moment the probe is into "persons unknown". [Full Article...]

UK Police Charge Indian-Origin Doctor With 118 Sex Offences

UK Police Charge Indian-Origin Doctor With 118 Sex Offences The 47-year-old is also charged with one count of sexual assault on a child under 13, contrary to section 7 of the Act, a police statement said last night (WED). He was due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 31 August. Shah had already been on bail several times, having been arrested back in 2013 after a string of allegations of sexual assault were made to police. [Full Article...]

IRCTC offers online `tatkal' tickets on cash-on-delivery basis

IRCTC offers online `tatkal' tickets on cash-on-delivery basis Anurag Bajpai , CEO said, " Pay on delivery for Tatkal tickets is going to be a huge benefit to for millions of train travellers who need to book under the Tatkal quota". Delivering tickets at the consumer's doorstep by offering the pay-on-delivery ( PoD ) option facilitated those consumers who book through travel agents to move to online medium. [Full Article...]

Australia's largest bank accused of money laundering, terrorism financing breaches

Australia's largest bank accused of money laundering, terrorism financing breaches The regulator alleges the bulk of the deposits were made using the bank's intelligent deposit machines which the bank failed to adequately assess before rolling them out in 2012. Five different syndicates are alleged to have exploited the IDMs for a variety of money laundering activities. "It is essential to the integrity of the Australian financial system that a major bank such as CommBank has ... [Full Article...]

In Australia : Airport security loophole fears after plane plot

In Australia : Airport security loophole fears after plane plot While police seem to have foiled another planned terror attack, they reportedly have only one week to charge the arrested men with criminal offences. His lawyer Moustafa Kheir said that Mr Merhi was shocked to have been arrested and felt like he was "in a movie" when he heard of the allegations of a plot to bring down a plane. [Full Article...]

England v South Africa: Rain hampering fourth Test preparations

England v South Africa: Rain hampering fourth Test preparations Wet weather at Emirates Old Trafford is hampering preparations for the fourth Test between England and South Africa. He also recollected how bowling in parts compounded his illness during the second day of the Test match. "It was more draining from a fluid point of view because I couldn't really keep anything down". England all-rounder Moeen Ali was the latest target of trolls on social media ... [Full Article...]

TMZ reports bombshell rumor that Scaramucci has been dating Kimberly Guilfoyle

TMZ reports that shortly after they put out an inquiry into the dating rumor involving the two, Scaramucci exited the White House. Through a Fox News spokesperson, Guilfoyle said she's known Scaramucci for years through her work at Fox News and the two are "good friends ". [Full Article...]

Tillerson to North Korea: America is not your enemy

Tillerson to North Korea: America is not your enemy The Trump administration's ban on U.S. citizens traveling to North Korea will take effect early next month, and include exemptions for journalists and humanitarian workers. We are gonna be able to handle them. Tillerson repeated calls for North Korea's neighbour and ally China, which has urged a resumption of talks with Pyongyang, to use its influence to create the conditions for "productive dia... [Full Article...]

Moderate quake shakes central Oklahoma

Moderate quake shakes central Oklahoma Posts on social media indicated the quake was felt at least as far away as Stillwater and Broken Arrow. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake at 9:56 p.m. Geological Survey report. Edmond officials said two electric substations were knocked out, darkening the northeastern part of the city and leaving about 1,900 customers without power. [Full Article...]

US bans travel to North Korea from September, asks Americans to leave

US bans travel to North Korea from September, asks Americans to leave The United States and China share the same objective, a denuclearized Korean Peninsula, the U.S. diplomat said. The State Department announced last month that Tillerson had made a decision to impose a "geographical travel restriction" on the use of USA passports to visit North Korea following the death in June of American university student Otto Warmbier, who fell into a coma while in North Ko... [Full Article...]

Court complicates Trump's threat to cut Obamacare funds

Court complicates Trump's threat to cut Obamacare funds Insurers would probably flee the exchanges in 2018, if not before. Hours after his inauguration, Trump signed an executive order seeking to ease the financial burden that the law placed on Americans, insurers and others. And that will lead the Treasury to spend more on subsidies to policyholders who qualify, according to an analysis by the consulting firm Oliver Wyman. [Full Article...]

Income Tax raids continue at Congress minister DK Shivakumar's properties

Income Tax raids continue at Congress minister DK Shivakumar's properties The Income Tax officers raided Karnataka Energy Minister's Eagleton Golf Resort, where 44 Gujarat Congress lawmakers are presently staying, reports said. In the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said the government was using central agencies against opposition leaders. The Income Tax Directorate, in a statement here, said that the timing of the search was decided well in advance and it... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court refuses to stay NOTA for Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections

Both the Congress and the BJP had opposed the Election Commission's decision to introduce the NOTA option, saying it went against the constitution. The Supreme Court of India has refused to stay plea on the NOTA option for the upcoming Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls. [Full Article...]


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