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Flake Says Trump Is 'Inviting' A 2020 Primary Challenger
- August 25, 2017

When asked if the president might be challenged, Flake said, "I think that certainly depends on him". "I would just say that I think it's important that we all stay unified as Republicans to complete our agenda". At Donald Trump's rally in Phoenix on Wednesday night, a journalist tweeted that one of the president's supporters shouted at an anti-Trump protester, "McCain needs to die now!" In a newly released book , Flake is sharply critical of Trump and has spoken out against him in ... (more...)
New Quinnipiac Poll: Trump is dividing the country New Quinnipiac Poll: Trump is dividing the country
- August 25, 2017

The margin of error is ±3.1 percentage points. More than 3 in 5 respondents (65 percent) said they had a very unfavorable opinion of white nationalists and roughly three-quarters took the same view of white supremacists (73 percent) and neo-Nazis (76 percent). (more...)
Russian Federation warns U.S. against expanding sanctions against N'Korea Russian Federation warns U.S. against expanding sanctions against N'Korea
- August 25, 2017

Coupled with the United Nations Security Council resolution passed earlier this month, Tuesday's sanctions are meant to further isolate the entities outside of North Korea that are facilitating Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. In early July, after tensions with Pyongyang escalated, US prosecutors disclosed their effort to seize millions of dollars linked to North Korean entities from eight global banks. (more...)
Trump Open To Government Shutdown If Border Wall Isn't Funded Trump Open To Government Shutdown If Border Wall Isn't Funded
- August 25, 2017

Trump met with Border Patrol officials at the Yuma Sector, a 126-mile slice of Mexican border that has seen a 90 percent drop in apprehensions since 108 miles of triple layers of fencing, vehicle barriers and border walls went up starting in 2007. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey likely to boost gas prices for United States drivers Hurricane Harvey likely to boost gas prices for United States drivers
- August 25, 2017

Before it hits the Texas coast, Harvey is projected to go over an even deeper and warmer eddy to supercharge it a bit more , just like what happened to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but not quite as bad, Masters said . A hurricane watch is in effect from north of Port Mansfield to San Luis Pass, with a storm surge watch stretching north to High Island, on Galveston Bay. (more...)
White House slams Republican lawmaker for his remarks over Trump's competence White House slams Republican lawmaker for his remarks over Trump's competence
- August 25, 2017

And we're going to continue to push forward and make sure that the wall gets built. "Registration is now at capacity and we're looking forward to welcoming HBCU presidents, students and guests". Democrats are insisting that funding for the controversial barrier is not included in a bill to keep the government running past the September 30 deadline. (more...)
Who is Kelli Ward, Jeff Flake's GOP primary challenger? Who is Kelli Ward, Jeff Flake's GOP primary challenger?
- August 25, 2017

Trump. More recently, in July, she sparked social media backlash after she said McCain should step aside as quickly as possible following the news this week of his brain cancer diagnosis. In his statement, Stanton said: "If President Trump is coming to Phoenix to announce a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio , then it will be clear that his true intent is to inflame emotions and further divide our nation". (more...)
GJM chief dashes letter to Mamata for dialogue GJM chief dashes letter to Mamata for dialogue
- August 25, 2017

Talking to media persons at the state secretariat Nabanna, Banerjee said Tamang would represent the GJM at the meeting, called to address the issues in northern West Bengal hills. He has also put forward a five-point demand to the CM. Gurung said the creation of autonomous bodies in Darjeeling, first as the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council in 1988 and then as the GTA in 2011, has "failed miserably". (more...)
Press Secretary Sanders Says There's No Rift Between President Trump & McConnell Press Secretary Sanders Says There's No Rift Between President Trump & McConnell
- August 25, 2017

Asked later the same question, and noting that Trump is not saying Mexico is going to pay for the wall, Huckabee Sanders snidely said, "He hasn't said they wouldn't either". "He's committed to protecting American Lives, and doing that through the border wall is something that's important, it's a priority, and we're moving forward with it". (more...)
12 dead in clashes between security forces and Muslim militants in Myanmar 12 dead in clashes between security forces and Muslim militants in Myanmar
- August 25, 2017

The situation in the state deteriorated again early this month when security forces began a new "clearance operation" with tension shifting to the township of Rathetaung, where Buddhist Rakhine and Rohingya communities live side-by-side. Tensions with the majority Buddhist population have been rumbling for years, and tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, accusing Myanmar authorities of ethnic persecution. (more...)
United States wants India to play a more active role in Afghanistan United States wants India to play a more active role in Afghanistan
- August 25, 2017

A day later, China's powerful state councillor Yang Jiechi phoned U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson and said to him that Pakistan plays an "important role" in Afghanistan, reported Xinhua. Beijing has its own security concerns in the region, including terrorism migrating from Afghanistan through Pakistan into Western China. "Against the current backdrop, we appreciate Pakistani efforts in ensuring security as well as anti-terrorism cooperation in the CPEC", she said. (more...)
President has put Pakistan on notice, says US NSC spokesman President has put Pakistan on notice, says US NSC spokesman
- August 25, 2017

American President Mr Donald Trump warned the Pakistan that the US can no longer be silent about Pakistan continuing safe heavens for terrorist organisation the Talibans and other groups that pose threat to the region and beyond. "We have put people on notice that if you're providing safe haven to terrorists, be warned: we are going to engage those providing safe haven and ask them to change what they are doing", Tillerson said . (more...)
Pilgrims From Kaduna In Saudi Arabia-Board Pilgrims From Kaduna In Saudi Arabia-Board
- August 25, 2017

The Deputy Governor of Madinah, Wahid Asahin, on Monday visited the pilgrims' Hotel, Riyad Al Zahra, in the Markaziya area of Madinah to personally convey the apologies of the Saudi Arabian authorities over the matter. Also yesterday, the Delta government enjoined intending pilgrims to pray for sustainable peace, unity and prosperity of the state in particular and the nation in general. (more...)
Vietnamese women triumph at SEA Games Vietnamese women triumph at SEA Games
- August 25, 2017

The results put a huge pressure on Vietnamese players as with 7 points and a +5 goal difference, they had to win their final match with Malaysia with five or higher goal difference to become the 29th SEA Games champions. After the break, the visitors kept control of the match. In the 79th minute, Lieu completed the scoring at 6-0 for her team. Malaysia last won the SEA Games gold medal at the 2011 Palembang edition after beating Indonesia but have yet to face Thailand in the SEA Games ... (more...)
Typhoon Hato: 16 dead; 27000 evacuated as powerful storm pummels China Typhoon Hato: 16 dead; 27000 evacuated as powerful storm pummels China
- August 25, 2017

Chief executive Fernando Chui, at a news conference on Thursday evening, announced the resignation of Fong Soi-kun, director of the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau. As of Thursday, 16 people were reported dead in nearby Macau, where winds and flooding damaged much of the city center. China's official Xinhua News Agency said four more people were killed in the neighboring province of Guangdong and one person remains missing. (more...)
Javadekar is BJP's Karnataka poll in-charge Javadekar is BJP's Karnataka poll in-charge
- August 25, 2017

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar will be election in-charge of Karnataka while power minister Piyush Goyal will be co-incharge. The Gujarat Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in 2017 while the Karnataka polls are due in 2018. Union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot has been appointed the election in-charge for the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, also scheduled for later this year. (more...)
Girl Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of recruiting girls to increase membership Girl Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of recruiting girls to increase membership
- August 25, 2017

She also said Boy Scout leaders had made "disparaging and untrue remarks about Girl Scout programming" and its long-term market strength. A feud is brewing between the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. The Boy Scouts have not set a timeline for their decision regarding the girls. (Scouting is primarily a parent-child organization and for that reason, it seems to me, very hard to bring into communities where there is no existing tradition, and all the more so if there aren't dads around, and ... (more...)
Yingluck verdict holds the key to reconciliation Yingluck verdict holds the key to reconciliation
- August 25, 2017

Fearing a guilty verdict could lead to violent protests, the government had ordered more than 4,000 police and army officers to surround the court and warned against demonstrations. To many supporters Yingluck is finally emerging from her elder brother's shadow, drawing on a star quality absent amongst the gloomy cast of ageing generals who rule Thailand. (more...)
Nasarawa State pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia - Amirul Hajj Nasarawa State pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia - Amirul Hajj
- August 25, 2017

Qatar's civil aviation authority confirmed that it had received a request from the Saudi carrier for permission to land and had referred the airline to the ministry of Islamic affairs "in accordance with past practices". The deputy governor of Madina region, Sheikh Mohammad Albijawi, who tendered the apology during a visit to the victims, vowed that the security officials, who offended the pilgrims, would be sanctioned. (more...)
BRD college: UP govt. transfers Additional Chief Secretary Anita Bhatnagar BRD college: UP govt. transfers Additional Chief Secretary Anita Bhatnagar
- August 25, 2017

The government is merely calling it as " Gorakhpur incident". However, the government has not made any clarifications on how many children's lost their lives till now and whether the death was due to disruption of oxygen supply or other reasons. (more...)

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