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Veteran lawmaker Abbasi elected prime minister

Replying a query, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the policies of PML-N government will continue with focus on energy, motorway, dams, investment and other ongoing development projects. When asked if Nisar was being considered, he said he had nothing to say about that for now. However, Shehbaz is keen to contest the by-polls from NA-120 constituency (Lahore) which was vacated after Nawaz Sharif's disqua... [Full Article...]

Tennessee bride 'put gun to groom's head and pulled trigger'

Tennessee bride 'put gun to groom's head and pulled trigger' A newly married Tennessee couple's wedding night ended with the bride being carted off to jail after she pointed a gun at her husband's head. But then she's accused of loading a bullet and firing a shot into the air, which sent guests running. [Full Article...]

China clarifies position on Indian border incursion

China clarifies position on Indian border incursion The border confrontation over the Himalayan tri-junction between the two countries erupted in mid-June when Indian troops stopped Chinese soldiers from building a road at the stretch where India and China connect with Bhutan . An official said that there is has no escalation and the standoff continues. Chinese activity has been reported across the border in Himachal Pradesh districts near the a... [Full Article...]

DOJ, DHS endorse cuts to legal immigration

DOJ, DHS endorse cuts to legal immigration President Trump has previously called for a merit-based immigration system. Democrats are unlikely to support a bill that would dramatically reduce immigration levels and cap refugee admissions, and it's unclear how much support it could attract from Republicans. [Full Article...]

Tillerson says he will hold weekend talks with Russia's Lavrov in Manila

Tillerson says he will hold weekend talks with Russia's Lavrov in Manila But you are presenting an unacceptable threat to us, and we have to respond'". Tillerson added that the U.S. hopes that "at some point", North Korea will understand and sit down for a dialogue. "We're working closely with Russian Federation and other parties to see if we can agree on a path forward on how to stabilize Syria in the post-ISIL world،" he added. [Full Article...]

Brutal: Poll Spells Big Trouble For Dems With White Working Class Voters

At the same time, Americans were divided on how well Sessions has performed as attorney general, with 38 percent approving of him and 32 percent disapproving. The poll surveyed 1,125 registered voters nationwide from July 27 to August 1 via live phone interviews . Quinnipiac surveyed 1,125 voters nationwide from July 27 to August 1 with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percent. [Full Article...]

Prince Philip Is Stepping Out Of The Public Spotlight

Prince Philip Is Stepping Out Of The Public Spotlight While the Guardian hit upon a story idea of the secret plan in place for when the Queen eventually dies, called "London Bridge is Down", The Independent has put out a broad plan on what happens when Prince Philip dies. Prince Philip will soon have a lot less on his plate. The Duke has also made 637 solo overseas visits, and by Wednesday, he will have delivered 5,496 speeches during his ... [Full Article...]

Danbury plane crash injures three men

Danbury plane crash injures three men HamletHub covered the event yesterday (found here), where you can check out more information from the day of, and how that day unfolded. Officials said the plane was rented from a fixed base operator at the airport. First Responders extricated the passengers and all three were transported to Danbury Hospital. Airport officials along with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Trans... [Full Article...]

Uproar in Rajya Sabha By Congress Over Alleged IT Raids

The Congress said that the BJP was using the I-T department for their personal gains and claimed that India under Modi is a police state. "We will not bow down to such intimidation". "When all this failed, a frustrated BJP government is now resorting to IT raids in Bangalore and on Congress", he said. But when proceedings resumed, Congress members again started raising slogans during question ho... [Full Article...]

'Impossible To Use Aadhaar To Track Citizens', Supreme Court Told

'Impossible To Use Aadhaar To Track Citizens', Supreme Court Told The apex court said that the directive principles of state policy obliged it to read privacy - which was recognised by global conventions as an inalienable human right - into fundamental rights. With a nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court now attempting to detangle the Aadhaar petitions and decide on whether privacy is a fundamental right, the Centre, in its arguments on 1 August, said that priva... [Full Article...]

Tillerson: Relationship with Trump 'good' despite differences over Iran deal

Tillerson: Relationship with Trump 'good' despite differences over Iran deal Tillerson explained that Washington could either "tear it up and walk away", or remain in the deal and make Iran stay tied to a deal that will force it to act like a "good neighbor". The U.S. Senate also voted on the same day nearly unanimously to impose new sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea. Iran has said the USA legislation amounts to a "hostile" breach of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal ... [Full Article...]

Norwegian anti-immigrant group mistakes bus seats for Muslim women wearing burqas

Norwegian anti-immigrant group mistakes bus seats for Muslim women wearing burqas A recent Washington Post article shows that it's caught the attention of others as well, but not for the same reasons. More than 100 commenters chimed in, with one saying, "It looks really scary, should be banned". Screenshots of the furore were shared online by Sindre Beyer , who asked: "What happens when a picture of some empty seats is posted on a disgusting group on Facebook and nea... [Full Article...]

Justice Dept to look into universities' Affirmative Action policies

Justice Dept to look into universities' Affirmative Action policies The project will be based out of the department's civil rights division, which is now looking for lawyers interested in working on "investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions", according to a person familiar with an internal announcement in the civil rights division. [Full Article...]

Harvard apologizes after alumni directory said Anthony Scaramucci died

A few others shared the rom-com's poster Photoshopped with Trump and Scaramucci in place of Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, or referenced the movie in their tweets. The actress got in on the meme fun after Scaramucci left his position Monday after 11 days in office with a amusing Instagram post echoing her 2003 romantic comedy " How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days ". [Full Article...]

Tillerson: US-Russia ties could still get worse

And we hope that at some point they will begin to understand that and we would like to sit and have a dialogue with them". The spokesman, Navy Capt. measures from December 2016 by locking down two properties and cutting USA diplomatic mission by 755 members. "It's really the best point in time for a United States president to do it", Witt said of peace talks with North Korea, referencing recen... [Full Article...]

NZ opposition Labour Party leader quits

NZ opposition Labour Party leader quits Mr Little yesterday nominated his deputy Jacinda Ardern to replace him after two polls this week showed support for the left-leaning party at just 24 per cent, its lowest ever. In what is perhaps the first glimpse into how popular Ms Ardern will be as a leader, the amounts flooding in are certainly heartening to the newly appointed leader. [Full Article...]

Didi Chuxing buys minority holding in Estonian ride-hailing app Taxify

Didi Chuxing buys minority holding in Estonian ride-hailing app Taxify The investment amount was undisclosed. The app has proved popular with customers due to its comparatively low fares, which Taxify is able to offer by charging drivers a lower commission than rivals; Taxify charges drivers around 15 percent commission, significantly lower than the 25 percent imposed by the likes of Uber . [Full Article...]

Court keeps Great Lakes wolves on endangered species list

Court keeps Great Lakes wolves on endangered species list December 19, 2014 - Federal District Court in Washington, DC vacates December 28, 2011 delisting rule (holding: DPS designation can only be used to increase protections; FWS was not simply revising an existing listing; FWS impermissibly failed to address historical range loss; and FWS failed to adequately consider the threats of disease, threats of human-caused mortality, and the insufficiency o... [Full Article...]

US, South Korea, Japan Perform Sequenced Bilateral Mission

The US official said the test coincides with unprecedented submarine activity and reports North Korea now has the capability to launch an intercontinental missile at the US. Jeff Davis after North Korea's July 4 ICBM test. Analysis of the flight data from Hwasong-14's second test has suggested that more of the US mainland, including Los Angeles and Chicago, is now in range of Pyongyang's weapons. [Full Article...]

Trump 'weighed in' on son's statement about Russian meeting

Trump 'weighed in' on son's statement about Russian meeting According to the Washington Post , Donald Trump thinks that because he didn't do anything wrong, he can't obstruct the criminal investigation into Russian electoral meddling. It also noted the subject of the meeting was "not a campaign issue at the time ". The Post reports that Trump dictated the statement while flying back to Washington from the G20 summit in Hamburg, aboard Air Force... [Full Article...]


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