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Facebook Recoups Losses on Q2 Revenue, EPS Beat


The social behemoth reported a 145% increase in revenue brought about mainly because of its advertising products in the United Kingdom and EMEA. Facebook saw its income increase by 70 percent in the second quarter of the year, the social media giant announced in a statement Wednesday. Read More »

Congressional Democrats to roll out economic agenda


A Washington Post-ABC News national poll conducted July 10-13 found that only 37 percent of Americans believe the Democratic Party "currently stands for something", and 52 percent say it just stands against President Trump . In 2016, DNC employees and Clinton campaign workers were often paid below the existing, far-lower federal minimum wage for their overtime work. In recent years, the Democrats have been less a cohesive political party than an amalgam of identity politics ... Read More »

All diesel and petrol cars 'to be banned in United Kingdom by 2040'


It's hoped that the decision will reduce levels of nitrogen oxide in the air, improving public health as a result. In the US, low gasoline prices in recent years have diminished the appeal of electric cars as has their cost. Vehicle dealers' hopes of a scrappage scheme to help usher motorists into newer , cleaner cars in the meantime do not look likely to emerge initially, however. Read More »

NSA Ajit Doval to call on Xi Jinping amid Doklam standoff


On Monday, China's foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang indicated Doval is likely to meet Yang in Beijing but ruled out a discussion on the Donglang standoff. However, with Chinese officials and their state media ratchetting up rhetoric against India, there are several reports which have said that a meaningful dialogue between Doval and Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi is highly unlikely. Read More »

White House on edge as Mueller quietly pursues Russian Federation probe

At the time , former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich pointed out how a number of people Mueller appointed to serve on the special counsel that is investigating Trump donated to the president's general election rival, Hillary Clinton, as well as Trump's Democratic predecessor, former President Barack Obama. Read More »

US Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote


Senate Republicans have to overcome an extremely thin margin to advance any plan affecting the Affordable Care Act, and McCain's vote is crucial. Before the vote, McConnell declared , "We can't let this moment slip by", essentially lecturing GOP lawmakers to give their party's high-profile legislation a chance to move forward. Read More »

Britain to ban sale of Petrol and Diesel cars from 2040


Reports in the Guardian and Financial Times both indicated the United Kingdom is set to ban the sale of all diesel and petrol-burning cars and vans by the year 2040 as part of an air quality plan , including hybrid vehicles. While some will question whether £100 million is enough to bring the UK's charging infrastructure up to standard by 2040, Chargemaster told Auto Express it believes "the UK's charging infrastructure will be ready by 2040" to handle a sales ban on petrol and diesel ... Read More »

Israel removes metal detectors at entrance to holy site


At least five Palestinians have died in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police over the security measures. Also on Monday, the UK's ambassador to the United Nations has called on "all parties to denounce violence". Israel officials said the country made a decision to replace the metal detectors with "smart", less obtrusive surveillance means - but Palestinians rejected the new measures, calling for a return to the status quo before July 14. Read More »

Al-Aqsa crisis must be resolved by Friday — UN envoy


Palestinians rejected the new measures , calling for a return to the status quo before July 14 . Ikrema Sabri says Wednesday that even after Israel removed metal detectors more steps were required. Jordan had insisted on an investigation but Israel claimed diplomatic immunity and the embassy went into lockdown. But on Monday night, the guard and other diplomats flew home after a deal was struck also involving the mosque compound. Read More »

With McCain's return, Pence breaks tie on key health care vote


Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to push the debate towards a bill forward. The vote sets up days of debate and votes on repealing and replacing Obamacare , which was created to increase health insurance quality and affordability, lower the uninsured rate by expanding insurance coverage and reduce the costs of healthcare. Read More »

Ironic That McCain Returns For Healthcare Vote — Hoyer to CNN


Applause and whoops greeted McCain as he entered the chamber. All 48 Democrats and independents voted against, along with Republicans Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski . The majority leader also acknowledged that a repeal-only bill lacked the votes to advance. Republican leaders could wait for the score to be completed. Read More »

Russian Federation issues warning as USA sanction vote looms — BBCI


Mr Kushner said in his statement that Mr Trump Jr invited him to the meeting. _Contributed by AP writer Chad Day. US House Republicans on Tuesday rejected a legislative effort by Democrats to obtain Treasury Department documents that could show any ties between the finances of Trump , his inner circle and the Russian government. Read More »

Senate Votes To Proceed On Obamacare Repeal


In the usual legislative cycle, the "motion to proceed" - which is what Republicans passed Tuesday - is merely a formality. In a deadlock, Vice President Mike Pence would break the tie in favor of proceeding. Mr McCain himself campaigned heavily on the Obamacare repeal issue past year as he won re-election to a sixth and nearly certainly final Senate term. Read More »

Rep. Al Green wants to remove self-pardon power from presidents


Antonov's nomination for the post , which has yet to be approved by the Kremlin, comes at a time of intense scrutiny over Moscow-Washington relations following United States allegations that Russian Federation meddled in the U.S. Meanwhile, Russia stated earlier this month that the Kremlin does not know Veselnitskaya, and that it was unaware of the meeting that took place. Read More »

4 meetings with Russians disclosed by Jared Kushner


Mr Trump posted: "Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign - 'quietly working to boost Clinton.' So where is the investigation A.G". Special Counsel Robert S. Tuesday: The judiciary committee issued a subpoena to Mr. Manafort to testify at a public hearing on Wednesday. Kushner had a similar interview with staff on the Senate intelligence panel Monday . Read More »

Debate over the bathroom bill continues


Abbott reiterated his call for the measure on Tuesday, announcing that the "privacy protection legislation is generating growing support across Texas ". Other witnesses said the issue is not as simple as it might seem, because local government in Texas includes hundreds of municipal utility districts, special-purpose districts and other jurisdictions that control development. Read More »

Obamacare repeal effort advances in Senate after tie-breaking vote by Pence


On Tuesday the U.S. Senate took up a vote on whether or not to move forward on a Republican health care. "I will not vote for this bill as it is today", McCain said. McCain has said that he typically votes to open legislative debates such as these, but has also voiced concerns about the Senate bill and said he would try to address them on the floor. Read More »

Clashes break out between Palestinians, Israeli forces in West Bank

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Israel would pay a price for a dispute over security measures it imposed at the entrance to Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem . NPR's Daniel Estrin, reporting from one of the entrances to the site, tells our Newscast unit that "the metal detectors have been removed, which is what Muslim leaders were calling for". Read More »

Shiv Sena leader arrested in Mumbai building collapse, 17 dead, 27 rescued

Kolkata: A portion of an nearly century-old building, declared risky by civic authorities, collapsed here this afternoon killing two people, a senior Kolkata Police officer said. "Minister Prakash Mehta was also present", Maharashtra CMO tweeted. "The building fell with a huge sound and I all could see was dust all around in the next few seconds". Read More »

Jerusalem: Security cameras installed at holy site


During discussions with Netanyahu, Abdullah had demanded that Israel remove the metal detectors . The Waqf , the religious body that runs the Islamic sites in the al-Aqsa compound, said worshippers would continue to stay away from the elevated, marble-and-stone plaza and pray in the streets outside. Read More »

UN Security Council to Meet Over Jerusalem Violence

Israel installed the detectors after two Israeli policemen were killed near there earlier this month. As a result, dozens of staff have been showing up every day at the Waqf headquarters at al-Nather Gate, where they have been holding a vigil in protest against the new Israeli measures. Read More »

Real Madrid agree £161m deal for Kylian Mbappe

Marca are reporting that Real will pay an initial £134m (€150m) for Mbappe with a further £27m (€30m) in incentives, a claim Monaco have denied to Sky Sports News . The current champion of Spain and Champions League victor real Madrid was close to making the biggest transfer in football history. FC's Sid Lowe and Julien Laurens reveal the truth behind the Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid reports. Read More »

North Korea appears to be prepping for missile test


China's U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi told two journalists that "we are making progress" and "we are working as hard as we can". On July 4, North Korea fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile, increasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula and raising the alarm of USA officials. Read More »

Jordan refuses to allow Israeli guard in shooting to leave country


Jordan is the custodian of Muslim religious sites in the city. On Friday, thousands of Jordanians protested in Amman against Israel over the installation of metal detectors at a site sacred to both Muslims and Jews in Jerusalem . The Palestinian Authority - the semi-autonomous Palestinian government in the West Bank - has cut all official contact with Israel over the situation at al-Aqsa. Read More »

The Latest: Lahore bombing death toll rises to 22


Not only that, but the rise of terrorism in Pakistan has made the police a favorite target for suicide bombers and insurgents. When a presumed suicide plane focused on police work force sent close home cum-office of Pakistan's Punjab area Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore . Read More »

Charlie Gard raises questions of parents' rights, government limits

The hospital said it would give "careful thought" on how the case was handled and how it can "enrich the care it provides to its most vulnerable patients and families". "The parents wish for a few days of tranquillity outside of a hospital setting", he said. The judge said: "If going home can be achieved within reason then I would like to achieve that for them". Read More »

El Grand Chamaco's playful Game of Thrones 3D illustrations of Season 7


Dany is still somewhat of a flop and Tyrion is really trying to help her , but revenge might get the best of Dany . I hate the fact that Jamie Lannister has become a side character ever since Cersei took the throne . Elsewhere, Arya ( Maisie Williams ) had an interesting encounter with Nymeria , the wolf that was chased away in " Game of Thrones " season 1. At first, Henwick wasn't able to come shoot the death scene because she was tied up filming Marvel's " Iron Fist " ... Read More »

Jordan Spieth targets grand slam after dramatic Open championship victory


To only lose one shot on that hole felt like a small miracle, but at that point he was +4 for the round and had fallen into second place behind a steady Matt Kuchar . However, I fancy the final pair to keep the rest of the field at bay, so will bet without both of them. It's very understanding. It's a very hard situation. Read More »

UK Working Group to Focus on Post-Brexit Bilateral Trade Deal


Britain and the US now do about $200 billion worth of business each year, with the former running a reported $40 billion surplus with the world's biggest economy. Representatives for the White House and the U.S. Department of Commerce could not be immediately reached for comment. In the meantime, Britain's top trade experts will spend the coming months trying to hammer out the details of a new trading relationship with the European Union , its biggest export market. Read More »

UN Security Council to hold urgent meeting on Jerusalem violence

The attack followed clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Jerusalem's Old City, in which three Palestinians died. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's far right-government made a decision to install metal detectors at the entrance of the Al-Aqsa mosque two weeks ago, leading to widespread protests and multiple casualties over the last few days. Read More »

Pan-Islamic body to meet in Turkey over Aqsa crisis

In a move that has angered Palestinians and their supporters, Israel has installed security cameras outside the entrance to the Al Aqsa compound known as the Lion's Gate and barred entry to journalists. The installation of the metal detectors set off widespread protests and deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence over the past week. The 37-acre esplanade in Jerusalem's Old City is the third holiest site of Islam and the holiest of Judaism, once home to biblical Temples. Read More »