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Trump pardons ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of defying judge's order

Trump pardons ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of defying judge's order Arpaio - the self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" in America - disregarded a 2011 order that stopped his office from racially profiling Latinos, many of whom were detained on suspicion of their legal status. Two days later, Trumpissued his infamous ban on the admission of all refugees as well as all immigrants and visitors from seven majority-Muslim countries. [Full Article...]

President Trump Pardons Ex-Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

President Trump Pardons Ex-Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio And he noted that Arpaio "was found guilty of criminal contempt " for illegally profiling Latinos living in Arizona "based on their perceived immigration status in violation of a judge's orders". The announcement came as much of the country was focused on the Category Four Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to make landfall in southern Texas on Friday night. [Full Article...]

House Speaker Ryan says USA government shutdown unnecessary

House Speaker Ryan says USA government shutdown unnecessary President Trump has attacked Flake on Twitter and tweeted praise about Flake's primary opponent, Kelli Ward. The President also called Flake "toxic" and "weak on borders, crime and a non-factor in the Senate". "That is what an Arizona senator should do". "I think the president and all of us share the same goal: to have a secure border", he said. Ryan argued the House had already passed funding... [Full Article...]

Thailand's ousted premier Yingluck has fled overseas

Thailand's ousted premier Yingluck has fled overseas She pleaded innocent and decried the charges as politically motivated. The Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Yingluck after she failed to turn up for the verdict reading in the negligence case against her over her government's rice-pledging scheme. [Full Article...]

Senator Corker is in the White House's 'Cross Hairs'

Senator Corker is in the White House's 'Cross Hairs' The Koch-backed groups did not openly support Trump's candidacy for president - Charles Koch said past year that the choice between Trump and Hillary Clinton was like choosing between cancer and a heart attack. On Tuesday, Trump said, "If we have to close down our government, we're building that wall". While speaking to Washington Examiner in an interview at Intel's Hillsboro, Ryan said,... [Full Article...]

Gavrilova powers into CT semis

Gavrilova powers into CT semis This will be her first final in eight appearances in New Haven. Cibulkova eased into the decider thanks to a 6-1 6-3 victory over Elise Mertens in the earlier semi-final. "I trusted my game plan and I think I executed it very well", Gavrilova said. The 28-year-old was far too good for Mertens. "I got fired up the second set". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Harvey strands thousands aboard cruise ships in Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Harvey strands thousands aboard cruise ships in Gulf of Mexico The ships likely won't be able to make their next attempt to enter the port, which is completely closed to ship traffic, until Tuesday, according to Roger R. Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise lines are both monitoring the storm to figure out the best course of action between now and the weekend. The Breeze will remain in Cozumel overnight and depart for Galveston Saturday afternoon, Carnival s... [Full Article...]

US, S.Korea detail N.Korean launch

US, S.Korea detail N.Korean launch It stated: "Initial assessment indicates three short-range ballistic missile launches". On Wednesday, the North Korean state news agency KCNA published a photo that showed schematics for a new intermediate-range solid-fuel ballistic missile and a new ICBM behind North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. [Full Article...]

Gorka resigns from White House

Gorka resigns from White House White House officials are denying that Gorka resigned , and it does seem more likely that he was sacked, considering the reports that he was one of the staff members who new White House chief of staff John Kelly had been looking to get rid of. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires possible ballistic missile

North Korea fires possible ballistic missile North Korea also successfully flight-tested a pair of intercontinental ballistic missiles in July that analysts say could reach deep into the USA mainland when perfected. The exchange of threats between Trump and Kim was in response to reports that North Korea, which possesses nuclear weapons, had successfully miniaturized a warhead to fit on an intercontinental ballistic missile. [Full Article...]

Briton charged with terrorism offences in Turkey

Briton charged with terrorism offences in Turkey His fiance has told the BBC she has been charged with sharing terrorist propaganda. According to his lawyer, Robinson has been transferred to a higher security prison. His father, Andrew Robinson, told The Telegraph he had received no reply from Downing Street after several weeks. "A man who made a change, who saved lives and defended our country's interests", the letter reads. [Full Article...]

Are Diplomatic Visits Underway For Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Are Diplomatic Visits Underway For Iran and Saudi Arabia? This announcement came after Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani held talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif via telephone. QATAR'S latest act of defiance is likely to cause anger as its damaging dispute with Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries continues . Political and business leaders in Qatar have argued that they have to maintain t... [Full Article...]

Over 14 lakh Hajj pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

Over 14 lakh Hajj pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia Overall, the kingdom is expecting 11 per cent more hajj pilgrims this year to reach 2.038 million, according to Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, governor of Makkah Region and chairman of the Central Hajj Committee. [Full Article...]

AIADMK Lawmakers Face Defection Test, Party Says Disqualify Them

AIADMK Lawmakers Face Defection Test, Party Says Disqualify Them Moreover, no such action was recommended against 11 MLAs in February when they voted against Palanisamy during a floor test. He contended that any delay in convening the assembly would lead to horse-trading. AIADMK is utilising this time to lure back the rebel MLAs back to the party. After meeting the governor, the MLAs backing Dhinakaran went to the resort in the coastal village of Chinna Vee... [Full Article...]

Trump Fires Back at Clapper for Questioning His Fitness for Office

Trump Fires Back at Clapper for Questioning His Fitness for Office James Clapper directly questioned President Trump's fitness for office on Wednesday. "Will he show you his attractive letter to me?" Clapper has denied lying to Congress. The former DNI chief also told Lemon he's anxious about Trump's access to the nation's nuclear codes, warning that there's "very little to stop him" if he decides to do something about North Korean leader Kim Jong ... [Full Article...]

North Korea Fires Off Salvo Of Ballistic Missiles

North Korea Fires Off Salvo Of Ballistic Missiles The second missile launch appears to have blown up nearly immediately. "The first and third missiles at 11:49 a.m. and 12:19 p.m. failed in flight". In recent weeks the North has threatened to fire a salvo of missiles toward Guam, but has since backed away from the plan and tensions have eased. "It will take resolute steps the moment even a slight sign of the preventive war is spotted", North Ko... [Full Article...]

Top Pakistan civil-military brass rejects USA warning

After being slammed by US President Donald Trump for its support to terrorists, Pakistan's Foreign Office said the "non-resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute remains the primary obstacle to peace and stability in the region". General Bajwa further said that collaboration between all stakeholders in the key to bringing the war in Afghanistan to its logical conclusion, the statement said. [Full Article...]

Navy to relieve commander of Seventh Fleet following string of accidents

Navy to relieve commander of Seventh Fleet following string of accidents US Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift said an worldwide search-and-rescue operation had found some remains on Tuesday and that the wider search for 10 sailors missing from the accident would continue until all hope was exhausted. On Monday, the destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a commercial vessel as it was headed to Singapore. Earlier this week, Doyon's family in Suffield sa... [Full Article...]

2 top USA leaders warn Pakistan of consequences for terror support

2 top USA leaders warn Pakistan of consequences for terror support National Security Committee out-rightly rejects allegations leveled in United States strategy and observes that scapegoating Pakistan will not help in stabilizing Afghanistan.Pakistan had to manage the blowback of a protracted conflict in Afghanistan that resulted in deluge of refugees, flow of drugs and arms and more recently in the shape of terrorist safe havens in eastern Afghanistan from whe... [Full Article...]

12 workers killed as bus drives off pier in southern Russian Federation

12 workers killed as bus drives off pier in southern Russian Federation The Tass news agency quoted the town hall of the Temryuk district as saying that the bus drove along the pier for almost a quarter of a mile before the brakes failed. [Full Article...]


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