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Kremlin foe's doctor sceptical after Navalny tests negative for poison Kremlin foe's doctor sceptical after Navalny tests negative for poison
- August 01, 2019

Navalny's illness comes amid a crackdown against the anti-Kremlin opposition, which saw Russian police arrest nearly 1,400 people at a protest last Saturday. He has since been indicted on two arrangements of criminal allegations, to a great extent viewed as politically roused, and spent various stretches in prison for irritating open request and driving unsanctioned dissents. (more...)
Dubai’s Princess Haya seeks legal protection in London Dubai’s Princess Haya seeks legal protection in London
- August 01, 2019

After his brother died, he ascended the throne in 2006, undertaking a number of reforms in the UAE's government in a bid to make it "one of the best countries in the world by 2021". Sheikh Mohammed, 70, married Princess Haya - believed to be his sixth wife - in 2004. Princess Haya is not the first woman to try to run away from the affluent, hegemonic family. (more...)
Indian Muslim 'instant divorce' ban hailed but faces court challenge Indian Muslim 'instant divorce' ban hailed but faces court challenge
- August 01, 2019

India's Supreme Court ruled triple talaq illegal in 2017, following a campaign by Muslim women whose marriages were ended by the practice. The law passed the upper house of parliament on Tuesday, with 99 votes in favor and 84 against, after making it through the lower chamber last week. (more...)
What we know about history of ExxonMobil Baytown plant What we know about history of ExxonMobil Baytown plant
- August 01, 2019

The company said it was conducting air quality monitoring " as a precaution " as well as " personal accounting " to ensure the safety of employees and contractors on the site. "It is our number one priority to protect the people in the community and the people that work for us", Duncan said. "Exxon advised this is out of an abundance of caution". (more...)
China-Asean economic, trade cooperation on fast lane China-Asean economic, trade cooperation on fast lane
- August 01, 2019

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is holding a meeting with Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pradumwinai, a source in the Russian delegation told reporters. Two-way trade between ASEAN members and China topped $580 billion previous year, while Chinese investment in Southeast Asian nations hit almost $10 billion, making the region its second-largest investment destination for the first time, Wang said, adding that China has Belt and Road projects with every ASEAN member. (more...)
Why is Mitch McConnell blocking election security bills? Good question Why is Mitch McConnell blocking election security bills? Good question
- August 01, 2019

With that being said , though, McConnell did get outplayed. A hard-won, warts-and-all budget pact between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Trump is facing a key vote in the GOP-held Senate, with many conservatives torn between supporting the president and risking their political brand with an unpopular vote to add $2 trillion or more to the government's credit card. (more...)
United States to renew sanctions waivers for five Iran nuclear programs United States to renew sanctions waivers for five Iran nuclear programs
- August 01, 2019

Tehran is also at loggerheads with Washington over US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear agreement past year and reimposing sanctions on Iran. The UAE Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency WAM on Wednesday, that the talks covered "routine maritime issues" including maritime connections, smuggling, fishermen and shared borders. (more...)
USA 'has intelligence Hamza bin Laden is dead' USA 'has intelligence Hamza bin Laden is dead'
- August 01, 2019

NBC said three U.S. officials had confirmed they had information of Hamza bin Laden's death, but gave no details of the date or place, and did not indicate if they had confirmed the information. Osama was killed in a US Navy SEALs raid in 2011 while in hiding in Pakistan. Hamza was not found at the compound. A piece written by counterterror expert and former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Ali Soufan warned that " Hamza is being prepared for a leadership role in the organization his ... (more...)
Ronald Reagan's 1971 racist phone call with Richard Nixon unearthed Ronald Reagan's 1971 racist phone call with Richard Nixon unearthed
- July 31, 2019

Reagan, according to the tape released by Tim Naftali in a post published on The Atlantic , was speaking to then President Richard Nixon on the phone. Mr Nixon then went on to describe the African delegates to his secretary of state as "cannibals", adding, "Christ, they weren't even wearing shoes". (more...)
Kushner to invite Arab leaders to hear peace plan Kushner to invite Arab leaders to hear peace plan
- July 31, 2019

Details on Kushner's visit as part of a Middle East tour were not yet made available. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel's Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer helped draft the proposal. And the relationship between the Trump administration and Palestinian leadership has been chilly since the president moved the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and cut off $200 million in aid to Palestinians. (more...)
Trump suggests Baltimore 'worse than Honduras' Trump suggests Baltimore 'worse than Honduras'
- July 31, 2019

The Report says Tom Barrack, Trump's personal friend, campaign donor and inaugural chairman, concocted a plan to buy Westinghouse Electric Corp, the only USA maker of large-scale nuclear reactors, using cash from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, while he was lobbying to become a special envoy to the Middle East and Ambassador to the UAE. (more...)
Ethiopia plants 350 million trees in one day Ethiopia plants 350 million trees in one day
- July 31, 2019

Understanding the importance of trees, the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has initiated the Green Legacy project in the African country. Once the 12 hours was finished, it was revealed that 353,633,600 trees were planted . Promotional videos have run on state media urging the public to plant and care for trees, the BBC reports. The main environmental problems in the country include: "land degradation, soil erosion, deforestation , loss of biodiversity, desertification, recurrent ... (more...)
Roadside blast in Afghanistan kills at least 34 civilians Roadside blast in Afghanistan kills at least 34 civilians
- July 31, 2019

There was no immediate confirmation from the insurgents that they were behind the blast . "So far at least 28 killed, 10 wounded", said Muhibullah Muhib, the spokesman for Farah province. It said 300 of those killed by militants were directly targeted. Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world - a legacy of decades of war. (more...)
Body of 1930s gangster John Dillinger to be exhumed Body of 1930s gangster John Dillinger to be exhumed
- July 31, 2019

He famously escaped from jail twice and evaded police in four states for nearly a year before he was shot and killed by federal agents. The Indiana State Department of Health approved a permit on July 3 for the 1930s gangster's nephew, Michael Thompson, to dig up the corpse, only to put it back into the ground in the same Crown Hill Cemetery. (more...)
Sudan talks cancelled as teenagers' killing triggers outrage Sudan talks cancelled as teenagers' killing triggers outrage
- July 31, 2019

The children's deaths came at a time of heightened tension between Sudan's military rulers and the main opposition coalition, which called for nationwide protests in response - although the turnout was limited. The FFC called for those responsible for the deaths to be held accountable and for the military council to immediately agree the details of a new transitional authority. (more...)
Marianne Williamson Implies Mike Pence Is Gay Marianne Williamson Implies Mike Pence Is Gay
- July 31, 2019

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Then she said nothing would change unless there was a law establishing public financing of elections and said the Democrats risked losing the moral high ground unless they stopped accepting money from these industries. (more...)
Democrats unite in condemning Trump in liberal-moderate divide focused debate Democrats unite in condemning Trump in liberal-moderate divide focused debate
- July 31, 2019

Bullock said decriminalizing may "play into Donald Trump's hands". Not to be outdone, former Maryland Congressman John Delaney called out Sanders and Warren by name, accusing them of making "impossible promises" that will turn off voters. (more...)
Bernie Sanders sits down with Cardi B to film discussion about politics Bernie Sanders sits down with Cardi B to film discussion about politics
- July 31, 2019

Cardi B sat down for a conversation with Sanders, the independent USA senator for Vermont who is in the running for the Democratic party's 2020 nomination, to ask questions sourced from her fans. Cardi B put on her best face to meet with Bernie Sanders . "Ask those questions down in my comments, and we are going to try to get them questions answered", Cardi said at the time. (more...)
Sudanese rights group says five killed at student protest Sudanese rights group says five killed at student protest
- July 31, 2019

A member of a professional body of pharmacists linked to the opposition captured a video that he said showed several wounded young men inside El-Obeid Teaching Hospital. The UN's children's agency UNICEF said the protesting children were between 15 and 17 years old. Doctors linked to the protest movement say that more than 250 people have been killed nationwide in protest-related violence since December when demonstrations first erupted against now ousted president Omar al-Bashir. (more...)
North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles in bid to stop drills North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles in bid to stop drills
- July 31, 2019

The White House, the Pentagon and the US State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The launches came two days after North Korea fired two ballistic missiles from the same area into the East Sea. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff told Yonhap Wednesday's launch also involved two short-range ballistic missiles . Past sanctions were imposed only when the North conducted long-range ballistic launches. (more...)

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