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Venezuela sacks fifth opposition mayor in two weeks


Trump's administration called Maduro a "dictator" and followed up this week with more sanctions against several members of the new Constituent Assembly. The former student activist had been one of the most prominent leaders of four months of anti-government protests that have left at least 124 people dead and hundreds more injured or jailed. Read More »

Uhura Kenyatta declared victor of Kenya election


But the opposition coalition rejected the commission's announcement before the results were declared, calling the process a "charade". Protests have erupted over several days in opposition areas after Odinga alleged vote-rigging in Tuesday's disputed election. Read More »

War with North Korea would be 'catastrophic — Mattis

Marius Grinius, Canada's former ambassador to the two Koreas, told me on my SiriusXM show Thursday morning that he didn't see this as a viable plan anymore. Mr Yun travelled on the widely publicised mission to Pyongyang to bring Mr Warmbier home. Jeremy Corbyn said nuclear war would 'kill millions'. Read More »

Maybe Threatening North Korea With 'Fire And Fury' Not Tough Enough — Trump


The United States has a role of heightening deterrence with its striking power. "Let's see what he does with Guam", Trump said . Flanked by Vice President Mike Pence before a meeting with National Security Adviser H.R. You say, 'Oh, I'm going to dismiss him.' No, I'm not dismissing anybody. Do we really have to explain to you why they vanished? But the Kim dynasty has never faced a president as unpredictable as Donald Trump . Read More »

700000 contaminated eggs distributed to United Kingdom, food agency says


Authorities will incinerate the eggs. In 2016, Germany produced more than 12 billion eggs, of which 2.2 billion were exported. The eggs scandal spread to new countries on Thursday, including into eastern Europe for the first time as a tonne of contaminated egg yolk was found in Romania, and 21 boxes of the tainted eggs were discovered in Slovakia. Read More »

Some rain today, storms over the weekend


The east wind will be 3 to 6 miles per hour. Tuesday Night .Mostly cloudy. Small rain chance . Tonight is the wettest period of the upcoming weekend.with the best chance for you to collect some rain in the gauge. Sunday should be nicer, AccuWeather says, with partly sunny skies and a high in the low 80s. Wednesday will be Mainly Sunny though an afternoon storm can't be ruled out. Read More »

Clevenald Indians acquire Jay Bruce for class-A righty


The Mets essentially wanted Bruce off the books for the remainder of the season and chose to do that without much else in return. Joel Sherman and Marc Carig report the Yankees were willing to meet the Mets' asking price. "We're really excited to announce the acquisition of Jay Bruce ", Indians president Chris Antonetti said in a late-night conference call. The money bothers me more than anything. Read More »

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger takes serious jab at Chelsea's Antonio Conte


A sizeable number of Arsenal fans turned on the veteran boss midway through the campaign, with planes being flown over the Emirates and banners unfurled in the stands. Since then, we've had Chelsea, Man Utd again, Manchester City , Man Utd once more, Manchester City, Chelsea, Leicester City and then Chelsea. Danny Drinkwater (thigh) and Robert Huth (ankle) are also out. Read More »

Snap Inc Stock Tanks After 2Q 2017 Earnings Release


Consensus stood at non-GAAP losses of 14 cents per share, GAAP losses of 30 cents per share, and $189.5 million in revenue. Snap reported a Q2 net loss of $443.1 million, from a $115.9 million loss in the period a year ago, on revenues of $181.7 million, up 153%. Read More »

Trump Says He's 'Thankful' To Putin For Expelling American Diplomats


Flake believes his party is in "denial" about President Trump , whose executive branch is "in chaos" and who has "a seeming affection for strong men and authoritarians". In May, the Trump International Hotel in Washington , D.C. Putin has tried to establish a personal rapport with Trump, and, according to analysts, wants to preserve that in case it becomes useful later. Read More »

Maybe 'fire and fury' statement wasn't enough — President Trump

Everybody is into everybody's business. It's also a tropical paradise. As a result, Guam's economy relies heavily on the U.S. Armed Forces, which owns a third of the island. "He has told me this". Even as the president reiterated that a unanimous vote of the U.N. Security Council last week for additional sanctions was "a great job", he suggested they would not work to change Pyongyang's behavior. Read More »

Politics Professor: GOP Not Doing Great When It Comes To Legislation


Justice was a registered Republican until 2015 when he switched to Democrat. Despite the switch, Justice said nothing is likely to change, raising questions of the strategy and goal behind the move. West Virginia GOP Chairman Conrad Lucas said in a statement, however, they are ready to work with Justice. One look at the electoral map from 2016 shows the Democrats won the West Coast and the Northeastern states, while the vast middle of the country is nearly entirely GOP, with the ... Read More »

Ahmed Patel retains RS seat, Amit Shah and Smriti Irani also win

BJP President Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani are the other two winners. "Satyameva Jayate. This is not just my victory". Ahmed Patel beat Balwantsinh Rajput, who was till recently the Congress' chief whip in the state Assembly before switching over to BJP, polling 44 votes in the first Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat in two decades which saw a contest instead of official candidates of major parties getting elected unopposed. Read More »

Donald Trump Puts More Pressure on Mitch McConnell to Pass Agenda


A McConnell spokesman declined to weigh in on the president's comment Thursday, saying the president was responding to a hypothetical rather than levying an attack on the Senate leader. The report said Trump became "animated" and implored McConnell to continue to push for a repeal of Obamacare. McConnell remains a critical ally for the president moving forward. Read More »

Uhuru Kenyatta en tête des résultats provisoires — KENYA


Odinga qui évoquait des irrégularités lors de l'élection. Mais son adversaire, Raila Odinga, conteste les chiffres, faisant craindre des violences. Candidat à la présidence pour la quatrième fois, Raila Odinga, 72 ans, avait déjà crié à la fraude en 2007 et en 2013. Read More »

2017 iPhones to reportedly come in three colors


According to the anticipations, the Apple's OLED iPhone 8 is going to have a 3D sensor capability, powered by the PrimeSense technology that is integrated with augemented reality and also the new feature of facial authentication, as well. Read More »

US 'Needs More Low-Skilled Immigrants — NY Times

At a White House press briefing, Trump administration senior adviser Stephen Miller sparred with several reporters who suggested that the bill was motivated by racial and ethnic animus. Note that one reason for the impressive rise in educational standards is that illegal immigration has fallen sharply over the past 10 or so years. Read More »

Sharif kicks off roadshow to Lahore in show of strength


PM also said that the Dubai government had issued millions of resident visas in a specific period of time and there is no law in Pakistan that hinders acquisition of such facility. Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif (2nd L) waves as he comes out from a container after delivering a speech to his supporters during a rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on August 10, 2017. Read More »

Guam placing faith in USA military amid North Korea threat

Japan could legally intercept a North Korean missile headed towards Guam, its defense minister said on Thursday, but experts believe Japan does not now have the capability to do so. Navy. Guam is an island in the western Pacific Ocean. But residents are increasingly anxious over Washington's escalating war of words with North Korea. Read More »

Sanchez to miss EPL opener against Leicester


As you might have heard, maybe once or twice, Alexis Sanchez has less than a year left on his current contract, so of course the topic came up once again. "No", he replied when asked whether any players are closer to departing the club. Arsenal , without Sanchez , will host Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night, to kick off the new season. Read More »

9 killed, hundreds hurt as 7.0-quake jolts China's Sichuan


She added that the damage in the town center seemed minimal other than the suspension of electricity. The dead included eight tourists, two residents and nine whose identities have yet to be confirmed, state television said. Relief agencies - the Red Cross Society of China and Save the Children - have been mobilising teams to rescue people with several highways and roads still blocked along the disaster-hit region. Read More »

Scaramucci says he will pay taxes on sale of SkyBridge investment company


But as far as Kellyanne Conway goes, as bad as Anthony Scaramucci was, I think Kellyanne Conway would be even worse. Scaramucci's exit comes following his NSFW comments during a late-night interview with The New Yorker . On the day that he joined the staff, Mr. Sean Spicer handed in his resignation and Mr. Priebus quit right after the verbal attack was launched against him by Scaramucci . Read More »

Facebook takes on TV and YouTube with revamped video offering


The social network initially hoped to debut its redesigned video tab and show effort earlier this year, but the date has been moved back several times as more show partners have been brought on board. Facebook has created an open platform for the video creators with the launch of Watch . Facebook Watch programming will debut August 28. "It can be a chance to share an experience and bring people together who care about the same things", wrote Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark ... Read More »

Australia debates same-sex marriage postal vote

Same-sex marriage is not legal in Australia . Australians will not be forced to vote on the issue; the postal plebiscite would be voluntary. If Australians vote for a "no", the government will have all the answers they need to not push the matter any further. Read More »

Fear of North Korea attack sends Wall Street spiraling


The report said labor productivity climbed by 0.9 percent in the second quarter after inching up by a revised 0.1 percent in the first quarter. Slides in shares of Walt Disney and those of Boeing, recently down 4.7 percent and 1.2 percent respectively, led the drop in the Dow. Read More »

The hacking group who has declared war to the Venezuelan President


In Latin America itself, "Cuba, Bolivia and Nicaragua close ranks with Maduro" as they share his leftist ideology as well as fierce anti-imperialist feelings towards the United States , Anna Ayuso said . Last week, the USA targeted Maduro with sanctions, in a rare action against a foreign head of state. Ramon Muchacho, the mayor of the district of Chacao in Caracas, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 months in jail by the Supreme Court for not following an order to remove barricades during ... Read More »

Panthers open preseason against Texans at Bank of America Stadium


The NFL season is back and it is going to start with some preseason action. Fuller had issues with catching the ball last season, mainly due to poor hand size and focus. Tom Savage will start the game for Houstin while DeShaun Watson will serve as the backup. The former Clemson standout led the Texans with 954 yards and 4 td's last season. Read More »

Investors seek safe bets as Wall Street closes lower

Travel website operator Priceline fell 7.26 percent, weighing the most on the S&P and the Nasdaq , following a disappointing forecast. Japan's Nikkei 225 Index tumbled by 1.3%, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell by 0.4%. Options traders gear up for Snap's second earnings report as a public company. "The weakness in gold abruptly ended later in the day as stocks turned south after President Trump issued a rather stern warning to the North Koreans", said INTL FCStone analyst, ... Read More »

Massive Maratha show in Mumbai for quota


Police personnel were deployed along the entire route of the protest, from the Byculla Zoo to Azad Maidan. The Opposition also took a dig at the government for undermining reservation in education for Muslims. Fadnavis claimed the matter is now being deliberated upon by the National Commission For Backward Classes. Started since August 9, 2016, with processions in 57 different cities, the Maratha Kranti Morcha made its maiden entry in the state capital and ended the year-long campaign ... Read More »

Shame upon India, BJP is playing as dirty as Congress

The last move Shah had made was to win over two more Congress MLAs . The Congress alleged that BJP leaders, who were Union Ministers, were seeking to put pressure. The Congress had faced a major embarrassment in the presidential election when joint opposition candidate Meira Kumar could manage 49 votes when the party's strength then was 57. Read More »

Franklin becomes first hurricane of the season


We could be in for a very busy hurricane season. This forecast is above the Atlantic Basin's 30-year average which is 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. Flooding rain swamped parts of the Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday. The nation's top weather forecasters are warning that the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season is likely to produce more tropical storms and cyclones than they originally predicted shortly before the season started June 1. Read More »

Disturbing signs for Trump in new CNN poll

Staffers start their day monitoring the morning shows on CNN , MSNBC and Fox as well as news published across the internet and in print. Those drops are in the double-digits. For the first time , more working class voters disapproved of his job performance than approved. With poll numbers this embarrassing, it's no surprise the belligerent Trump is trying to erode Americans' trust in the free press. Read More »