by | July 30, 2017 | 03:59

Meanwhile, the Congress has fielded Ahmed Patel for the Gujarat Rajya Sabha seat. The latter may be moved to Defence, now being handled as an additional responsibility by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley . It has been a fairy tale for Shah as he has scripted one electoral victory after another. "The third seat will not go uncontested", a BJP leader said.

by | July 30, 2017 | 03:51

The latest Kremlin actions may herald the beginning of a new series of sanctions and counter-sanctions by both sides. By signing the bill into law, Trump can not ease the sanctions against Russian Federation unless he seeks congressional approval.

by | July 30, 2017 | 03:46

While Trump has called the investigation a " witch hunt ", the White House has maintained that the president won't fire Mueller, even though he has the right to do so. The divide among Republicans is narrower, with 37 percent saying it would be appropriate to fire Mueller versus 29 percent who say it would not. (CNN) Evidence is rapidly accumulating suggesting that the next volley in President Donald Trump's war on special counsel Robert Mueller will be the firing or forced ...

by | July 30, 2017 | 03:39

The bill would also add sanctions against North Korea and Iran. President Donald Trump has reviewed the final version of Russian Federation sanctions legislation and plans to sign it, the White House announced Friday night. There was no definite word on when the Senate might vote on the bill but lawmakers said they thought a vote could be as soon as Friday. It passed in the Senate on Thursday 98-2 and in the House on Tuesday by 419-3.

by | July 30, 2017 | 03:01

Meanwhile the Election Commission of Pakistan has de-notified Nawaz Sharif as member of the National Assembly , a statement said. He was elected from Narowal, a city in Pakistan's most populous province, Punjab, where 60 percent of the country's 200 million people live.

by | July 30, 2017 | 03:05

The court directed the Centre and the AFI to ensure that she is in the squad. Usha, meanwhile, has said she will not cooperate with TV news channels in Kerala hereafter after some reports implicated her for excluding Chithra from the Indian squad.

by | July 30, 2017 | 03:01

John Kelly , who had served the Trump administration as homeland security secretary. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he had replaced his Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, with Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly . When asked if he was aware of the staff shakeup prior to Trump's Twitter announcement , Priebus texted, "Yeah, we talked". In the article, Scaramucci accused Priebus of leaking his financial disclosure form - a document that is publicly available.

by | July 30, 2017 | 02:55

Mr McCain said he voted against repealing Obamacare because the bill "offered no replacement to actually reform our health care system and deliver affordable, quality health care to our citizens". The early Friday morning vote came after a series of unsuccessful votes by Republicans this week to repeal Obamacare. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw in the white flag on Obamacare repeal on Friday, admitting defeat and telling his Republicans in a voice that seemed close to ...

by | July 30, 2017 | 02:56

Another round of mosquito ground spraying will occur starting Sunday night after several new West Nile Virus-positive mosquito samples were recovered in various neighborhoods throughout the city. Use insect repellents when you go outdoors. DCHHS says the best way to avoid exposure to West Nile virus is to avoid mosquito bites. Find and eliminate their breeding sites - standing water.

by | July 30, 2017 | 02:51

Footage shared on social media shows initial smoke appearing from the structure before flames break out in front of festival goers. Catalan police, firemen and emergency services rushed to the blaze and informed that there were no people injured and the evacuation was carried out without problems.

by | July 30, 2017 | 02:48

Last Friday, beleaguered press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on the day he learned Trump had hired Scaramucci. The scathing remarks by Mr Scaramucci came as he and other Trump loyalists ratcheted up pressure on Mr Priebus, a former Republican National Committee chairman.

by | July 30, 2017 | 02:43

On the campaign trail, in between slandering Mexicans and threatening to throw his political opponents in prison, Donald Trump spent a good deal of time lavishing praise on Russian president Vladimir Putin , repeatedly endorsing his leadership style and tweeting encouraging comments about his intellect.

by | July 30, 2017 | 02:21

The bill limits Trump's ability to lift the restrictions on Moscow. Signing the measure would dilute his power. The legislation was in part a response to conclusions by United States intelligence agencies that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 USA presidential election, and to further punish Russian Federation for its annexation of Crimea in 2014.

by | July 30, 2017 | 02:10

U.S. has also imposed sanctions against six Iranian entities involved in the ballistic program. Mr Ghasemi was referring to a 2015 agreement between Iran and US-led world powers that lifted some sanctions on Teheran in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.

by | July 30, 2017 | 02:01

They settled on a very limited version of repeal, slicing out a few pieces of the law. But it didn't take a lick of courage to vote against an ACA repeal bill that was supported by fewer than 20 percent of the electorate, and which would have killed off some unknown number of his constituents if it passed.

by | July 30, 2017 | 01:12

The new sanctions come as the White House grapples with several ongoing probes into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, which the President has blasted as unnecessary. Russian Federation reserves the right to resort to other measures affecting USA interests on a retaliatory basis. "And we want to make sure that they're tough sanctions and that they're durable sanctions.

by | July 30, 2017 | 01:05

On Friday, Nawaz Sharif resigned as Pakistan's prime minister despite having reservations about the court order that disqualified him from serving. "I have been disqualified for concealing an amount that I never received", he said, referring to the court ruling which disqualified him for not declaring the 10,000 dirhams ($2,722) salary, he says he did not withdraw from a Dubai-based company, in his nomination papers for the 2013 general elections.

by | July 30, 2017 | 01:03

Kelly, Priebus's replacement, is a retired Marine Corps general and the former commander of the U.S. Southern Command. Trump announced the switch on Twitter as he landed in Washington after a day trip, on which he was accompanied by both Priebus and Scaramucci .

by | July 30, 2017 | 00:58

Russia's action, outlined in a statement from the Foreign Ministry, came a day after the Senate voted for new sanctions against Russian Federation, putting President Donald Trump in a tough position by forcing him to take a hard line on Moscow or veto the legislation and anger the Republican Party, Reuters reported.

by | July 30, 2017 | 00:57

Mr Kelly is a retired general who has become the face of border security. He's a great great American. "He has been a true star of my Administration", the president said in a pair of tweets . "The person who may benefit most from this change is President Trump". Scaramucci was immediately concerned with information about a certain dinner, but his broader concern is about the leaks plaguing Donald Trump's White House .

by | July 30, 2017 | 00:54

China , on Thursday, acknowledged that Doval and his Chinese counterpart Yang met on the sidelines of the BRICS NSAs meet during which they discussed " major problems " in bilateral ties. However, the Chinese official media has been carrying a blistering campaign accusing India of trespassing into the Chinese territory. Xi noted that while the BRICS alliance was rooted in economic and financial cooperation and that economic relations were the focus of its first decade, in view of complex ...

by | July 30, 2017 | 00:43

I've seen it now for a year and a half on this wild ride with the president that I loved being a part of. 'He intuitively determined that it was time to do something different, and I think he's right'. "I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff", Trump said . On Thursday, Priebus, the former Republican National Committee head, was the subject of a remarkable and profane public rebuke by Scaramucci.

by | July 30, 2017 | 00:29

White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino , left, walks to a vehicle with former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus as they arrive Friday, July 28, 2017 , at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. That same day, the feud escalated when The New Yorker revealed Scaramucci had in a phone interview attacked Priebus in harsh and even vile terms , calling him a "paranoid schizophrenic" and using a vulgar term to illustrate Priebus's attempts to block him from a White House post .

by | July 30, 2017 | 00:31

Haig in the final stretch of former President Richard M. Nixon's administration. Priebus has had a diminished profile in the White House for weeks, and the president hasn't exactly expressed support for him. He went into a auto with senior White House aides Steven Miller and Dan Scavino. Since the position was first created in 1946, the average tenure of the 29 chiefs of staff stretches almost two and a half years, according to a CNN analysis of data from a Discovery Channel ...

by | July 30, 2017 | 00:18

Australian counter-terrorism police were conducting raids across several Sydney suburbs late on Saturday. Various media outlets in Sydney said the terror raids were in relation to a bomb plot involving aircraft. Sydney's Daily Telegraph reported that as many as 40 riot squad officers were seen swooping on a house in the inner suburb of Surry Hills. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he had been "closely briefed" about the operation.