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European Union 'Stands Ready to Act' Over US Sanctions on Russian Federation

But it fears the latest measures could hit companies that are involved in the financing of a controversial new pipeline, Nord Stream 2, that would carry natural gas from Russian Federation to Germany. In an effort to address those concerns, the latest version of the bill clarifies that only Russian energy export pipelines can be sanctioned , something which will not help as Brussels contemplates how to retaliate. Read More »

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian ship in Persian Gulf

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An Iranian vessel, allegedly part of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IIRGC) Navy , came within 150 yards of a U.S. Navy ship on Tuesday. creating a risk for collision". The official said the USS Thunderbolt fired the warning shots after attempts to communicate by radio were ignored by the Iranian vessel. Read More »

Teen livestreams auto accident that kills her 14-year-old sister

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According to International Business Times , Jacqueline Sanchez and another minor were sitting in the backseat and not wearing seatbelts. Obdulia was detained at the scene after reportedly becoming violent with police officers, screaming that she had killed her sister and resisting while officers attempted to escort her to an ambulance. Read More »

Violence over Jerusalem holy site kills 6

The family had sat down to a traditional Friday evening meal when the attack occurred, according to Israel Radio. It said he was shot, but his condition was not initially known. Mapim president Azmi Abdul Hamid said as a result, he handed over a memorandum protesting the Israeli violence to the embassy via a security guard. Read More »

IN unemployment falls to 3 percent, sixth lowest in country

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Bamberg County's unemployment rate for June was 7.6 percent, up from 6.7 percent in May. Lānaʻi's rate of 6.1% was up from the 3.4% rate recorded a month before, and down from the 7.1% rate recorded at the same time previous year. In June, the Professional and Business Services sector gained 3,500 jobs in IN, while Private Educational and Health Services added another 3,000 jobs. Read More »

Poland's senate approves controversial court reform

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Poland's Senate approved the measure early Saturday, capping days of debate and demonstrations. An opinion poll for private television TVN showed on Friday that 55 percent of respondents said President Andrzej Duda should veto the overhaul of the judiciary, 29 percent said he should not veto it. Read More »

Kuwait lowers ties with Iran

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Kuwaiti authorities Thursday expelled several Iranian diplomats at the Islamic Republic's mission in Kuwait after local authorities linked Teheran to a terror and spy cell. They severed relations with energy-rich Qatar over accusations it is too close to Shia Iran and funds extremists-allegations denied by Doha. The so-called Abdali cell was discovered in 2015 when a farmhouse was raided in the town of Abdali, outside of Kuwait City. Read More »

Israeli Metal Detectors Intercept Muslim Prayers to Allah

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The checks were introduced at the holy site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and Israelis as Temple Mount, on Sunday after two Israeli police officers were killed there in a terrorist attack last week . Hamdallah warned that the measures could destabilise the wider region. Palestinians say the Israeli measures are aimed at paving the way for the Judaization of the city. Read More »

Bengaluru: Demand for separate flag not an insult, says CM, lambasts opposition

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The state has an unofficial red and yellow " Kannada flag". "It is a grey area", said Jayachandra . "The National Flag comes first". Politically various Chief Ministers of the state have played ping pong with the issue. "We are one nation, one flag". A spokesperson from the central government's home ministry on Tuesday speaking to media has said that "We are one nation, one flag". Read More »

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert leaves prison

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Hastert served 13 of the 15 months in a Minnesota facility. He is one of the highest-ranking US politicians to ever go to prison, where he was known as Inmate No. Hastert pleaded guilty a year ago to violating money laundering laws in a case that shocked the country and Beltway insiders. "And we got quite a bit of information that ultimately resulted in one of the charges against him, which was lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation". Read More »

An Australian woman has been shot dead by police in Minneapolis

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As she spoke to the officer in the driver seat, the officer in the passenger seat pulled out his gun and shot her. Police have not explained what prompted the shooting . Damond was an Australian native and had already begun using her fiance's surname. Per The Guardian , Damond's stepson Zach took to Facebook , saying "Basically, my mom's dead because a police officer shot her for reasons I don't know", in a video . Read More »

United States approves 15000 visas for temporary workers

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Congress set the annual limit for H-2B visas at 66,000, but unlike in previous years, returning workers counted against the limit. Part of the deal included giving the Secretary of Homeland Security the authority to increase the number of foreign workers, after consulting with the Secretary of Labor, "upon determination that the needs of American businesses can not be satisfied in fiscal year 2017 with United States workers who are willing, qualified, and able to perform temporary ... Read More »

Seoul suggests inter-Korean border talks

The reunions are a highly emotional issue because most applicants are in their 70s or 80s and are desperate to see their loved ones before they die. Moon declared his willingness to work for peace with North Korea following his inauguration. Read More »

Cousins Charged With Pennsylvania Murders

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Not far from the farm, shops line Route 202, with signs advertising fresh eggs and organic food, and a few miles away sits historic New Hope, a popular tourist spot. Finally, according to court documents, both Kratz and Dinardo returned to the property on July 8 , where Dinardo dug a common grave and buried Finocciaro, Meo and Sturgis in the metal container. Read More »

Chinese President Xi 'Could Do a Little Bit More' on North Korea

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Pyongyang's state media said last week's test successfully verified the atmospheric re-entry of the warhead loaded on the test-launched missile, which experts fear may be able to reach Alaska. Imports from North Korea fell 13 percent. The North says it will not abandon its missile and military nuclear programs until the USA ends its hostility toward Pyongyang. Read More »

United States condemns 'cowardly' attack on Amarnath pilgrims, vows to fight terror

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The statement issued by Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a clear reference to the state of Jammu and Kashmir , dispelling an earlier controversy over the State Department calling it "Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir ". Several organizations including the Hindu American Foundation and the Overseas Friends of BJP - USA also condemned the drastic attack. Spain has also condemned the attack, with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy saying "India can count on Spain in the fight against ... Read More »

Moscow shames United States for situation with Russian diplomatic compounds

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Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the issue of the Obama sanctions with US President Donald Trump when they met in Hamburg on 7 July, Izvestia reported. The US closed Russian intelligence compounds in NY and Maryland. Izvestiya previously reported that Russian Federation was considering taking an official USA embassy residence and a US -owned warehouse in Moscow if the issue were not resolved. Read More »

Party divisions extend to impression of higher education

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However, Democrats have a different dynamic than Republicans when income is factored in, with wealthier respondents viewing higher education more positively than their lower-income peers. 59 percent overall have a positive outlook on churches/religious orgs. Liberal Democrats are about as likely to say religious institutions have a negative impact on the way things are going in the United States ( 44 percent ) as they are positive (40 percent). Read More »

High Court judge asks Charlie Gard's parents for new evidence

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Connie Yates and Chris Gard spoke as they handed a petition to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, calling for Charlie to be allowed to fly to the U.S. At the end of June, the European Court of Human Rights rejected an appeal by Charlie's parents that he be allowed to undergo the experimental treatment in the U.S., following a similar ruling by the UK's supreme court. Read More »

Eye on the Tropics: Tropical Depression 4 forms

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Unlike Tropical Storm Cindy, which contributed moisture that powered Lowcountry storms even as is stayed far away, the depression in the Atlantic is expected not to contribute to area weather at all. The National Hurricane Center expects the depression to remain a over the next several days as it tracks toward the Bahamas. Residents should monitor for updates on Tropical Depression Four closely until it exits our monitoring area. Read More »

China's president in Russian Federation for talks on boosting ties

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But China has leverage, too, which is why previous USA administrations have held back. Increasingly, Mr Trump is also looking to other Asian nations, including Japan and South Korea, for help in resolving the crisis. Beijing was also irritated after the U.S. state department gave Beijing a dismal grade last week in a new human trafficking report. The Taiwan arms sale is calculated to press sensitive buttons. Read More »

Fed Worried About Risks Posed by Its Loose Policy, Minutes Show

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IG analyst Joshua Mahony said: "With the big European data out of the way, the focus now shifts to the United States, where the FOMC minutes will bring rate expectations to the forefront of investors' minds". Other officials believed that making a decision later in the year would give the Fed more time to evaluate the outlook for economic activity and inflation. Read More »

China criticizes U.S. as Trump, Xi honeymoon ends

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The White House says that U.S President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have reaffirmed their commitment toward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. In a separate, but clearly related, move the USA has announced a $1.4bn arms deal with Taiwan, to which Beijing has reacted angrily. That was in April, at a meeting at the Trump estate in Florida. Read More »

The skinny on NC and Trump's request for election data

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Overseas or military voters can also request a ballot be sent out of state ahead of an election, but that also wouldn't be noted on their registration information. Calling the request "politically motivated", Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler said he will protect voters' information from the Trump administration just as he did earlier from the Obama administration. Read More »

Iran signs landmark US$5b gas deal with Total

A spokesman for Total confirmed the company will sign the contract to produce gas for the Iranian market from 2021, adding that the 20-year deal with will be the first Iranian Petroleum Contract (IPC) signed in Iran. He said: "It is worth taking the risk at $1bn because it opens a huge market". With sanctions by the USA over weapons, human rights and terrorism still remaining, a number of banks refused to deal with the Tehran and the country's hardliners pushed back against the attempts made ... Read More »

NJ government shutdown could affect your holiday weekend

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The casinos and New Jersey Transit will be operating, according to an executive order issued by Gov. Chris Christie just before the shutdown went into effect. "Gov. Christie, get the hell off the beach!" "Friends and family were planning on going into the park, so obviously, it's affected them", Nasso said. Read More »

Jammu and Kashmir will soon join GST regime, assures Jaitley

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, one of the architects of India's landmark economic reforms in the early 1990s, however, stayed away as the main opposition Congress and its allies boycotted the event they called a "tamasha" (gimmick). In the making since 2000, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) finally kicked-in from July 1. He said, "Today at 12 midnight, we have united in the Central Hall, this is a place where uncountable icons of our country have set foot". Read More »