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House of Representatives boosts military spending, gives Trump border wall money

The House voted 235-192 for the fiscal 2018 spending bill that would provide $1.6 billion for initial construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border, which was a centrepiece of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Similarly, House Republicans representing districts along the US-Mexico border have expressed opposition to the barrier, which could end up costing well over $21 billion. [Full Article...]

Could Donald Trump veto the Russian sanctions bill despite House vote?

Could Donald Trump veto the Russian sanctions bill despite House vote? The US House of Representatives has voted to impose fresh sanctions on Russian Federation, despite President Donald Trump objecting to the legislation. Sanctions against North Korea and Iran are included in the measure. The bill includes sanctions against the Islamic Republic and the IRGC for allegedly supporting terrorism, an accusation Tehran vehemently denies. [Full Article...]

Diageo Sees Earnings, Sales Rise on Currency Tailwinds

Diageo Sees Earnings, Sales Rise on Currency Tailwinds Net sales at the owner of Guinness were up 15pc to £12.1bn (€13.5bn), according to the groups preliminary results for the year-ended 30 June 2017. On an organic basis, sales were up 4% in the period. More broadly, the company is using data to make better choices about how to allocate its marketing budget and has been working on stripping out cost through its business in a bid to function more effi... [Full Article...]

AMD Releases Ryzen R3 CPUs

With four physical processing cores , all multiplier unlocked, they provide impressive multiprocessing advantages and game performance. The report, coming from Gamers Nexus site , AMD will allegedly bundle its Threadripper CPUs with Asetek retention kit, rather than a completely new AiO cooler. [Full Article...]

Japan Defense Minister Resigns Amid Sudan Peacekeeping Mission Scandal

Japan Defense Minister Resigns Amid Sudan Peacekeeping Mission Scandal Inada announced her resignation as she announced findings of an internal investigation of the document allegations. The fourth-term lower house member is the sixth minister to resign since the start of Abe's second stint as prime minister in December 2012. [Full Article...]

Does PayPal Holdings Inc's (PYPL) Recent Track Record Look Strong?

Does PayPal Holdings Inc's (PYPL) Recent Track Record Look Strong? Berkeley Capital Partners LLC's holdings in PayPal Holdings were worth $769,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. FMR LLC increased its position in shares of PayPal Holdings by 28.2% in the first quarter. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 18.3% compared to the same quarter past year. PayPal raised its 2017 adjusted earnings forecast to a range of $1.80 per share to $1.84 per share... [Full Article...]

Americans split 42%-42% on impeaching Trump

Americans split 42%-42% on impeaching Trump Our chart today looks at the reasons behind these voting patterns on both sides of the divide. But a new poll released Monday did show that people in certain states-those who backed Trump overwhelmingly in November-still generally approve of the job he's doing. [Full Article...]

AEP proposes $4.5B to buy 2 GW Oklahoma wind farm

AEP proposes $4.5B to buy 2 GW Oklahoma wind farm The proposed Wind Catcher Energy Connection Project is a 2,000 megawatt wind farm under construction in Cimarron and Texas counties in the Oklahoma Panhandle. "It shows that the president's cramped view of energy does not and can not defeat economics and the public's desire for clean energy and clean energy's symbolism as progress", said Jeremy Firestone , director of the Center for Carbon-free... [Full Article...]

Police questioned, released actual suspect after they killed wrong man

Police questioned, released actual suspect after they killed wrong man Police officers in MS reportedly shot and killed a mechanic in his home after attempting to serve an arrest warrant at the wrong address. For his part, Pearson said on Facebook that he hasn't done anything wrong. According to The Washington Post's Fatal Force database , 559 people have been shot by police this year. "He was not wanted for anything at all ", Champion, the prosecutor, ... [Full Article...]

Philippines to consult Asean on joint sea oil search with China

Philippines to consult Asean on joint sea oil search with China It has destroyed hundreds of foreign fishing vessels caught in its territory and earlier this month said it had renamed the southernmost reaches of the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea. "There will also have to be consultations with the whole ASEAN because we want to keep the stability there". One of America's closest allies is preparing to put China's claims to the test in the South Chin... [Full Article...]

Maryland woman gets Medal of Valor for baseball field heroism

Maryland woman gets Medal of Valor for baseball field heroism Trump hailed their actions, saying that "these officers saved the lives of every innocent person on the field that day". Rep. Steve Scalise , who was critically wounded in the shooting , was discharged from a hospital this week. Scalise receives protective services from the Capitol police because he is part of the House leadership team. Police believe that Hodgkinson opened fire on Republi... [Full Article...]

Solar eclipse interactive tool shows how much eclipse at your location choice

Solar eclipse interactive tool shows how much eclipse at your location choice As it rises, Earth's stratosphere also gets cool, thinner, and is hit with more radiation, because the top of the stratosphere is above the ozone layer that blocks out some of the sun's radiation. Special Eclipse Viewing Glasses will be distributed. Mission Valley Eye Center/Ronan Eye Clinic has generously sponsored the purchase of over 200 pairs of solar eclipse glasses that we will have availa... [Full Article...]

Close To Three Dozen Caribbean Immigrants Nabbed By ICE In NYC Alone

Close To Three Dozen Caribbean Immigrants Nabbed By ICE In NYC Alone ICE said the operation "targeted criminal aliens who pose a public safety threat and individuals who have violated our nation's immigration laws, including those who re-entered the country after being deported and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges". [Full Article...]

Trump blasts Jeff Sessions for not firing the acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump blasts Jeff Sessions for not firing the acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Trump told the New York Times last week Sessions - one of his earliest campaign supporters - "should have never recused himself". In an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson , Sessions spoke for the first time about the president's broadsides against him, but maintained he would continue on in his job at the Department of Justice. [Full Article...]

Israel to remove Jerusalem metal detectors — BBCI

Israel to remove Jerusalem metal detectors — BBCI Meanwhile, Palestinian politicians and Muslim clerics demanded that Israel restore the situation at the shrine in Jerusalem's Old City to what it was before July 14. Even the smallest perceived change to delicate arrangements there sparks tensions. For centuries, a delicate status quo has existed at the Noble Santuary-Temple Mount whereby Jews and Christians can visit, but only Muslims are allow... [Full Article...]

White House communications director tweets, deletes about 'leak' of financial form

White House communications director tweets, deletes about 'leak' of financial form It was released after a public records request by a Politico reporter. " I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own cock ", he said , speaking of Trump's chief strategist. In Scaramucci's first official appearance in front of the White House press corps last week, he said he and Priebus "are a little bit like brothers, where we rough each other up once in a while, which is totally norm... [Full Article...]

Russia's deputy nuclear negotiator visits North Korea

Speaking to reporters, Lu laid out three main points regarding China's stance on the nuclear standoff, which has recently seen an increased USA military presence in the region, North Korea's first successful ICBM test and heated rhetoric from both sides. [Full Article...]

US Ship Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Vessel

US Ship Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Vessel USS Thunderbolt's crew subsequently fired warning flares and sounded the internationally recognised danger signal of five short blasts on the vessel's whistle. The type of boat employed by the Iranians has not yet been disclosed. The Iranian vessel continued to move inbound despite these warnings. At a campaign event past year in Pensacola, Florida, Trump directly referenced the close encounter... [Full Article...]

White House Imposes New Sanctions to Punish Venezuela's President

White House Imposes New Sanctions to Punish Venezuela's President Lopez, who is under house arrest after spending almost three and a half years in a military prison, urged the military to withdraw its support for Sunday's elections. On Sunday, tensions between the two sides are expected to come to a head. In late March, the Venezuelan Supreme Court dissolved the parliament and transferred all legislative powers to itself. [Full Article...]

Israel removing metal detectors from Al-Aqsa compound, security cameras remain: director

Israel removing metal detectors from Al-Aqsa compound, security cameras remain: director A fresh wave of unrest erupted shortly after evening prayers near the Lions' Gate on Sunday, where thousands of Muslim worshipers had gathered to pray. The reports had said the emerging deal could see the embassy security guard released in exchange for the removal of the metal detectors. "If the street says yes, we say yes; if the street says no to the measures , we are inclined to say no", h... [Full Article...]


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