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GOP encounters new parliamentary hurdles on healthcare bill

GOP encounters new parliamentary hurdles on healthcare bill That means some of the bill's provisions-including the one to defund Planned Parenthood for one year-cannot pass without a full 60 votes in the Senate. Some conservatives were already questioning Friday why the Senate parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, would rule against Planned Parenthood defunding, when that provision was allowed under reconciliation in 2015. [Full Article...]

70 villagers kidnapped in Afghanistan, at least 7 killed

70 villagers kidnapped in Afghanistan, at least 7 killed But it is unusual for the Taliban to go into villages to take civilians as hostages. "The headquarters of Kohistanat district collapsed to the hand of Taliban fighters today morning", Tolo television channel reported. A government official said security authorities were investigating the incident and could not confirm that Mullah Haibatullah's son had been killed. [Full Article...]

Obamacare repeal would spell loss of health cover for 32 million Americans

Obamacare repeal would spell loss of health cover for 32 million Americans In 2020, the number of uninsured would increase to 27 million, due to the elimination of the Medicaid expansion provision of the ACA, and the loss of subsidies for plans purchased through the ACA marketplaces. Politically, the idea was that once Obamacare is gone, Democrats would be more motivated to help pass something to replace it. "Bring all 100 senators over to the White House and let... [Full Article...]

Obama ethics chief: 'No, Trump can't pardon himself'

Obama ethics chief: 'No, Trump can't pardon himself' Trump also tweeted about the latest addition to his team, White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was promoted to the press secretary role. "So many people are asking why isn't the A.G. or Special Council (sic) looking at the many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes". The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Friday that Trump's eldest son, Donald Trum... [Full Article...]

UAE says Qatari emir's speech falls short

On June 5, Saudi Arabia , Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt cut ties with Qatar accusing it of backing extremism and fostering ties with their Shiite rival Iran . But the report was dismissed as "purely not true" by the UAE state minister for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash. "They have indicated that the sovereignty and dignity of all five countries most be preserved", Tillerson... [Full Article...]

Zeliang inducts 10 Ministers; crisis in NPF continues

Zeliang inducts 10 Ministers; crisis in NPF continues Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya administered the oath of Office and Secrecy to ten Cabinet Ministers at a function in Raj Bhavan, Kohima on Saturday. Speaker Imtiwapang Aier had summoned special session on July 19 on the directions of the Governor to give Liezietsu a chance to prove his majority in the in the 60-member Assembly. [Full Article...]

Audi joins Mercedez-Benz in diesel vehicle recall as emissions scrutiny grows

Audi joins Mercedez-Benz in diesel vehicle recall as emissions scrutiny grows Among the items on which the makers collaborated were the size of tanks for diesel emission fluid (urea solution), with the German makers reportedly agreeing to keep their tanks under a certain volume to aid in packing the cars . Daimler on Tuesday announced a voluntary recall of more than 3 million Mercedes vehicles in Europe amid mounting questions over its diesel engines. [Full Article...]

United States withholds military reimbursement to Pakistan for insufficient counter-terrorism action

United States withholds military reimbursement to Pakistan for insufficient counter-terrorism action Defence secretary James Mattis's certification was needed for the release of the remaining $50 million, which he refused, blocking the payment. Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry on Friday clarified that the funds withheld by the US Department of Defence were reimbursement for expenses incurred by Pakistan towards achieving "our common objectives in the fight against ter... [Full Article...]

Ancelotti admits shock after Bayern are demolished 4-0 by AC Milan

Ancelotti admits shock after Bayern are demolished 4-0 by AC Milan The two teams met in the seemingly inexhaustible International Champions Cup in Shenzhen, China. And Rummenigge has admitted that he doesn't see Sanches playing consistently next year either and is therefore willing to let him leave - although is unsure whether AC Milan , who were in talks for the 19-year-old, can afford him. [Full Article...]

USA withholds $350 million aid to Pakistan

USA withholds $350 million aid to Pakistan The Pentagon will not make the remaining military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 after USA defence secretary Jim Mattis told Congress Islamabad had not taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network, a United States official said on Friday. [Full Article...]

Trump Jr., Manafort in Talks With Grassley About Testimony

Trump Jr., Manafort in Talks With Grassley About Testimony Trump said he regretted the hiring because Sessions in March recused himself from overseeing an FBI-led probe into Russian meddling to favour Trump during the USA presidential election. and the Russian lawyer was inappropriate, compared to 23 per cent who say the meeting was appropriate. "For the president to go after him on that point is also very troubling", Van Hollen said. [Full Article...]

Harmanpreet Kaur Leads Indian Women Cricket Team To WWC Final

Harmanpreet Kaur Leads Indian Women Cricket Team To WWC Final So very well led by Mithali Raj . The team has banked on its spinners who have been in turn supported by the slower Derby pitch. England lost their opening match against a spirited Indian team. She struck 71 runs off just 25 balls after scoring a century in 90 balls. She also uses her powerful arms to send the ball straight over the wicket. [Full Article...]

Trump attacks 'illegal leaks' about Sessions's Russian meetings

Trump attacks 'illegal leaks' about Sessions's Russian meetings The Senate Judiciary Committee wrote on July 19 to Stein, "We expect that you have already taken care to preserve relevant documents in light of investigations into Russian interference being conducted by Congress and federal law enforcement and counterintelligence agencies". [Full Article...]

Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Brooks Koepka lead after Day 1

Spieth is now listed as the big 3/2 favorite to win his first Open Championship and third career major title, according to the Westgate LV Superbook. "On a Saturday with a lead in a major, that's as good as I can ask for". "But I wouldn't rather be in any other position than where we're at". "We didn't really experience anything like that here. [Full Article...]

Watch Team Trump deny any collusion with the Russians

Watch Team Trump deny any collusion with the Russians If investigators are trying to flip Paul Manafort, it would explain Trump's panicked Saturday morning tweets where he confessed to crimes , claimed that he has unlimited pardon power , and tried to change the subject to Hillary Clinton. The Post on Friday cited anonymous USA officials who described US intelligence intercepts of Ambassador Sergey Kislyak's descriptions of his meetings with Sess... [Full Article...]

Russia: 'Safe zone' in Syria's Ghouta demarcated

Russia: 'Safe zone' in Syria's Ghouta demarcated It was a "tough, tough decision" but "absolutely not a sop to the Russians", General Tony Thomas, who is head of USA special operations in Syria, said at a national security forum in Aspen, Colorado. Washington is also reportedly mounting a campaign to pressure the European powers to toe the United States line by adopting a punitive policy toward Tehran. [Full Article...]

Trump didn't want me to quit, press secretary Sean Spicer says

Trump didn't want me to quit, press secretary Sean Spicer says He will report directly to the President. US President Donald Trump's former press secretary Sean Spicer has said he left his position on Friday because he wanted to give his successors "a clean slate to start from". "The good news is that people get it even if the media doesn't". "He will be an important addition to this administration". "In just 6 months, President Trump and his ... [Full Article...]

Open hopes fade for inconsistent McIlroy

Combined, that gave him a two-stroke lead over Matt Kutchar, who went 1-over on Friday. The R&A put the onus on attacking play, moving several tees forward and providing players with hole locations that encouraged aggressive tactics. If all goes planned for him, he may even take a look around. The former Oklahoma State golfer could never get any momentum going during either round, and he made on... [Full Article...]

Barclays PLC (BARC) Given Buy Rating at Deutsche Bank AG

Barclays PLC (BARC) Given Buy Rating at Deutsche Bank AG Finally, Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a GBX 7,250 ($94.67) target price on shares of ASOS plc in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Novae Group Plc has a 1-year low of GBX 490.32 and a 1-year high of GBX 850.00. The company has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 507.93 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 458.15. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort called to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee

Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort called to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee The scandal broke July 8 when The New York Times reported that Donald Trump Jr . held a meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower on June 9, during the 2016 campaign. It seems clear that Trump has fostered a culture of incredibly loyalty within his circle, with his children pressured to please their father most of all. [Full Article...]


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