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Global Sri Lanka will sell Hambantota Port to China confirms Prime Minister
Author: 0 Sri Lanka will sell Hambantota Port to China confirms Prime Minister

Two local companies whose shares will be split between the Chinese enterprise and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority will be set up to handle the port's operations, security and services. "We are giving the country a better deal without any implications on security", said Mr Wickremesinghe. The agreement comes after a almost six-month delay since the signing of the framework deal, which immediately drew public criticism and protests.

Global Senate Fails To Pass Latest GOP Health Care Bill
Author: 0 Senate Fails To Pass Latest GOP Health Care Bill

It's utterly unclear how the GOP will craft a bill that can get 50 votes. She adds, "Now, Congress must finally pivot to the long overdue bipartisan work to update and improve the Affordable Care Act and to continue to lower Americans' health costs".

Author: 0 US House scraps border tax proposal

For global re/insurers the decision to not include a BAT in the tax reform is welcome news enabling continued fair access to reinsurance and alternative source capital and services within the US market. In a responding statement, the Democratic ranking member on the Senate Finance committee, Sen. "This is a far cry from the last time Congress overhauled our tax code in 1986", Wyden said in a statement.

Global Possible Rain Throughout the Day
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Highest temperatures will be between 15 to 19 degrees in moderate to fresh and occasionally gusty southwest winds. Low temperatures 10 to 12 degrees. High pressure brings a stretch of dry days. Plenty of sunshine, and no threat for rain until Thursday and Friday , when there is a chance for a few thunderstorms. Tonight, partly cloudy, lows near 77.

Global Trump intends to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill: White House
Author: 0 Trump intends to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill: White House

Gabriel said in a statement: "It remains the case that we will in no way accept an extraterritorial application of these USA sanctions against European companies". Russian Federation did not initially retaliate for Obama's December closure of the compounds - reportedly after Trump's now-resigned national security adviser, Michael Flynn, told Russia's ambassador in Washington that Trump would reverse the action after taking office.

Global Trump sketch bought for almost $30000
Author: 0 Trump sketch bought for almost $30000

Trump drew the sketch for a charity event arranged by Pitney Bowes PBI, -1.49% which then auctioned it on eBay. There were 11 total bids with the minimum starting at $9,000. The auction house had listed Trump's illustration as in "fine condition". "There's not a lot of hesitation in the skyline", the auction manager said of Trump's drawing style.

Author: 0 White House: Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill

Russian Federation expelled American diplomats and seized two government compounds Friday, marking the end of a six-month effort to better relations with the USA and ultimately relieve itself of heavy US sanctions. Obama also ordered Russia's Foreign Ministry to leave two compounds it owns in Maryland and NY. It's not clear whether Trump would sign the bill .

Global US, S Korea conduct Hyunmoo-2 ballistic missile test
Author: 0 US, S Korea conduct Hyunmoo-2 ballistic missile test

In Washington , the Pentagon also said it had assessed the missile was an ICBM. But the timing of the launch may have been affected by rain and cloudy weather that covered much of the country Thursday and Friday. This is not the first time that a North Korean missile has landed in Japan's EEZ. Additionally, the USA and South Korea are allegedly debating "military response options" after the test.

Global Trump Taps John Kelly As New White House Chief Of Staff
Author: 0 Trump Taps John Kelly As New White House Chief Of Staff

Both in a statement and a CNN interview fired White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has continued to unrelentingly suck up to the least popular president in the history of polling. From day one, Priebus' power has been limited compared with past officials with his title. A Marine, Kelly served in the military for almost five decades and served in positions including chief of Southern Command, senior assistant to the secretary of defense and legislative liaison to Congress, and he ...

Author: 0 US Senate passes sanctions bill against Russia, Iran and North Korea

It has also stopped USA diplomats from using a summer house and storage facilities in Moscow. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters late Thursday that the President would review the sanctions bill. Some former officials said Russia could take other steps, such as seeking to help Russian-backed forces seize more ground in eastern Ukraine or to try to limit USA air operations in Syria, while others said any reaction might be more muted.

Author: 0 Leaders in McCain's home state frustrated by repeal failure

Some GOP senators anxious the measure would go back to the House, where leaders would put it on the floor, pass it and send it to Trump - who has said he would sign whatever lands on his desk when it comes to Republican-passed health care legislation.

Author: 0 John McCain to begin cancer treatment in Arizona next week

McCain's vote was critical in Republican's failure to pass a "skinny repeal" of Obamacare , as the bill failed by one vote in the 1 a.m. hour on Friday. "And it probably shouldn't". The president can not make important appointments or some foreign policy moves without the Senate's approval, he said.

Author: 0 Russian Federation to seize USA properties in retaliation over sanctions

The measure has already passed the House of Representatives by a 419-3. White House officials have previously complained that the bill is too restrictive. "And we want to make sure that they're tough sanctions, that they're endurable sanctions", said Republican U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican.

Global Russian Federation demands U.S. reduce diplomatic staff
Author: 0 Russian Federation demands U.S. reduce diplomatic staff

It also imposes financial sanctions against Iran and North Korea . Speaking at a news conference in Finland on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin derided the sanctions bill now in the U.S. Trump's statements about whether or not Russian Federation was actually responsible for 2016 election interference have shifted as well. "I would guess that he (Trump) will sign it".

Global Lavrov says Moscow had to react to USA sanctions
Author: 0 Lavrov says Moscow had to react to USA sanctions

In addition, the US Embassy will not be allowed to use all storage facilities on Dorozhnaya Street in Moscow and country houses near in Serebryany Bor from August 1. "The President has every right to veto it, but it isn't going to change the votes". "Lawmakers are so distrustful of the administration that they are imposing requirements to conduct congressional review of attempts by the president to roll back sanctions, and in some instances prevent him from doing so", Rosenberg said.

Global 3 more Gujarat Congress MLAs resign, party tally down to 51
Author: 0 3 more Gujarat Congress MLAs resign, party tally down to 51

Singhvi said he was confident about victory of Patel, seeking a fifth Rajya Sabha term from Gujarat. If Shah were to move to the Union Cabinet, who would fill the shoes of the party president? He said, "Crores of rupees have been spent in horse-trading in Gujarat by the BJP ".

Global Protesters clash with police over death of Rashan Charles
Author: 0 Protesters clash with police over death of Rashan Charles

Police officers could no longer be seen at the site of the clashes but dozens of protesters, some masked, are still lining the streets. Roads were also barricaded in a violent demonstration which saw protestors block access for traffic. A man sat on one bin, which was pushed along by the vehicle, while another clambered on to its roof as it continued to drive. 'We will independently examine the circumstances of this incident, we will follow the evidence, we will consider whether there is ...

Global Funding for IL schools stuck in political limbo
Author: 0 Funding for IL schools stuck in political limbo

That's because Senate Bill 1 has not been sent to Governor Rauner. "I have asked key Republican lawmakers to reach out to their Democrat colleagues to negotiate in good faith so an alternative can be presented by July 31. Representative Peter Breen, R-Lombard, the newly appointed House floor leader, defended Governor Rauner's issue with SB 1 , and his calling of special session.

Global Banco Santander-Chile (ADR) (BSAC) EPS Estimated At $0.42
Author: 0 Banco Santander-Chile (ADR) (BSAC) EPS Estimated At $0.42

Quantum Capital Management acquired 12,444 shares as Cardinal Health Inc (CAH)'s stock declined 8.93%. The dividend was $0.015 per share for the quarter or $0.06 annualized. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, April 7 by Citigroup. The firm has "Underperform" rating by Wells Fargo given on Monday, January 11. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Thursday, February 11 by RBC Capital Markets.

Global Russian Federation orders cut in USA diplomats in reaction to sanctions
Author: 0 Russian Federation orders cut in USA diplomats in reaction to sanctions

The sanctions, outlined in a new bill passed on Thursday, violated worldwide law and demonstrated "extreme aggression of USA in global affairs", Russian Federation said. The legislation all but dashes Mr Trump's hopes for warmer ties with Moscow as his administration is dogged by congressional and special counsel investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election.

Author: 0 Russia Retaliates For Sanctions Approval, Hitting At US Diplomatic Corps

The Senate backed the bill, which also imposes sanctions on Iran and North Korea, by a margin of 98-2 with strong support from Republicans as well as Democrats. "We have passed the notification back to Washington for review", the statement said. Another White House official said it could take a couple of days before the legislation gets to Trump's desk.

Global Boy Scouts of America apologizes for Trump's 'political rhetoric'
Author: 0 Boy Scouts of America apologizes for Trump's 'political rhetoric'

Trump called the news media "fake news" and said the media would underplay the size of this crowd - as if the Boy Scouts were a crowd at a political rally. In Ohio, there's a new scout troop that challenges some assumptions about the Boy Scouts . Trump-who, unlike Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford, and John F.

Global Russian Federation signs deal to use Syria air base for 49 years
Author: 0 Russian Federation signs deal to use Syria air base for 49 years

Russian Federation also is suspending the use of a USA storage facility in Moscow and a country house, or dacha, outside Moscow by Tuesday. "I can not imagine anybody is seriously thinking about vetoing this bill", said Bob Corker, the Republican senator from Tennessee and chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee.

Global Graham, Booker writing bill to prevent Trump from firing special counsel
Author: 0 Graham, Booker writing bill to prevent Trump from firing special counsel

President Donald Trump has questioned the neutrality of Mr Mueller, who was appointed to investigate Russian interference in the United States election. I believe with great confidence that I understand what is needed in the Department of Justice and what President Trump wants. Graham also warned Trump not to oust Sessions, who has drawn Trump's open condemnation for recusing himself from the ongoing Russian Federation probe.

Global North Korea fires possible missile, could land off Japan
Author: 0 North Korea fires possible missile, could land off Japan

US President Donald Trump condemned North Korea's latest missile launch Friday, warning such a "reckless and dangerous" action will deepen its isolation. EDT Friday (1441 GMT). Japanese officials have confirmed that North Korea has carried out another missile test. South Korean military said the missile was believed to be an ICBM-class, flying more than 1000km and reaching an altitude of 3700km.

Global Fair ride ordered shut worldwide after deadly United States accident
Author: 0 Fair ride ordered shut worldwide after deadly United States accident

After the incident at the Ohio State Fair , the Tennessee Department of Labor banned the " Fireball Amusement Ride ". Those taken to area hospitals after the OH accident ranged in age from 14 to 42, authorities said. The ride's Dutch manufacturer told operators of the same attraction at fairs and festivals around the world to stop using it until more is learned about what caused the malfunction .

Global Republican Senator Threatens to Impeach Trump if He Fires Special Counsel
Author: 0 Republican Senator Threatens to Impeach Trump if He Fires Special Counsel

It was Rosenstein who appointed Mueller, to Trump's annoyance. While speaking to reporters, Graham also weighed in on Trump's ongoing "effort to marginalize and humiliate" Sessions. Lindsey Graham of SC is working on legislation that would block the firing of special counsels without judicial review, according to the Associated Press .

Global Reince Priebus: Trump 'wanted to go a different direction'
Author: 0 Reince Priebus: Trump 'wanted to go a different direction'

On Friday, President Trump announced that White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus will be replaced by John F. Kelly , who is now the Secretary of Homeland Security. Kelly is a retired Marine four-star general. Kerkman, who has known Priebus since college, called him "passionate and focused". Trump never let him forget it.

Global Sen. McCain returning to Arizona for brain cancer treatment
Author: 0 Sen. McCain returning to Arizona for brain cancer treatment

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME - joined McCain and all Democrats to reject the amendment, which would have repealed a mandate that most individuals get health insurance and would have suspended a requirement that large companies provide coverage to their employees.

Global Reince Priebus Defends POTUS' Firing, Assures Wolf Blitzer:
Author: 0 Reince Priebus Defends POTUS' Firing, Assures Wolf Blitzer: "I'm On Team Trump"

John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. UPDATE 5:23 P.M.: This story was updated to reflect Priebus's statement that he resigned Thursday . Sen. "I'm always gonna be a Trump fan". Priebus never could bring a semblance of order to the team of in-fighting rivals that populate Trump's West Wing, and questions about his future have long swirled around the office.

Global Judiciary Committee subpoenas ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort
Author: 0 Judiciary Committee subpoenas ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort

Ben Rhodes, an adviser to President Barack Obama, confirmed he was also interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee staff on Tuesday. The president has long denied any collusion with Russian Federation over Moscow's alleged attempt to influence the outcome of the US election.

Global Bison Men's Track & Field Team, Five Individuals Named USTFCCCA All-Academic
Author: 0 Bison Men's Track & Field Team, Five Individuals Named USTFCCCA All-Academic

In order to be eligible for All-Academic accolades, a program must finish highly at the respective national championship meet and have at least a 3.00 cumulative team GPA. Brooks met the provisional standard in nine different events. Gharsalli has also been named an All-American in both the indoor and outdoor seasons, as well as a GLIAC champion in the men's 60 meter hurdles and men's 110 meter hurdles.

Global Congress politicising abducted Indians issue, says Sushma Swaraj
Author: 0 Congress politicising abducted Indians issue, says Sushma Swaraj

Hijaab Asif, on microblogging site Twitter, said she wished Sushma Swaraj was the Prime Minister of Pakistan. "The mystery will be uncovered", she said in Rajya Sabha while referring to why Massih never divulged shooting details of the kidnapped men and how he escaped from IS forces.

Global EC finds gaps in Left pick's RS affidavit
Author: 0 EC finds gaps in Left pick's RS affidavit

The Trinamul Congress had already made a decision to support Congress in the upcoming elections for the Rajya Sabha seats from West Bengal if it nominates Pradip Bhattacharya as its candidate. Biswanath Chakraborty, professor of political science at Kolkata's Rabindra Bharati University, said the Congress must have fielded Pradip Bhattacharya only after making sure that the chief minister would back him.

Global Freak storm brings Istanbul to standstill
Author: 0 Freak storm brings Istanbul to standstill

Drivers in some areas were forced to abandon their vehicles amid rising flood waters. The incident came just nine days after Istanbul was pounded by heavy rains and winds of up to 80kph, flooding streets and metro stations and disrupting tram lines, but without causing casualties.

Global Mehbooba's remark an insult to Indian flag: NPP
Author: 0 Mehbooba's remark an insult to Indian flag: NPP

At the conference - "Under-standing Kashmir", organised by the Bureau of Research on Industry & Economic Funda-mentals (BRIEF), a socio-economic consulting group - Mufti emphasised that the idea of azaadi has to be replaced with a better idea.

Global Malta's Prime Minister is starting to believe that 'Brexit won't happen'
Author: 0 Malta's Prime Minister is starting to believe that 'Brexit won't happen'

Some took her comments about interim arrangements to mean that European Union citizens would still be able to come and reside freely in the United Kingdom for a few years after 2019. "When we leave, it therefore - by definition - ends", Lewis added. The remarks are likely to alarm businesses, which would have less than two years to prepare for an end to free movement of labour with the EU.

Global Graham: Firing Mueller could be 'beginning of the end' for Trump
Author: 0 Graham: Firing Mueller could be 'beginning of the end' for Trump

The South Carolina Republican has been known to occasionally wander from the Senate flock. A top Senate Republican is preparing a bill that would prevent President Donald Trump from firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller . The impending announcement from the Justice Department on leaks, first reported by The Washington Post, deepen the intrigue surrounding a possible detente between Trump and Sessions.

Global Sessions says Trump's criticism is 'kind of hurtful'
Author: 0 Sessions says Trump's criticism is 'kind of hurtful'

Mr Trump's new barb at Mr Sessions came as the embattled attorney general visited the White House for what his spokeswoman described as a "routine" meeting of cabinet principals. It's unclear why Trump is singling out Sessions on the issue, other than to add pressure as he reportedly mulls firing him. Media captionTrump once called Sessions "as smart as you get".

Global John McCain stuns own party by voting against repeal of Obamacare
Author: 0 John McCain stuns own party by voting against repeal of Obamacare

On the Senate floor a few days ago, he acknowledged he's sometimes voted one way or the other just to stick it to a political adversary. "We will save $'s and have much better healthcare!" With the Senate scheduled to remain in session for two more weeks before taking an August recess, he added: "All I know is we still expect them to do something before they leave town".

Global Trump hires new Chief of Staff; John F. Kelly
Author: 0 Trump hires new Chief of Staff; John F. Kelly

I was delighted when Gen. Kelly agreed to serve as secretary of Homeland Security. Trump is calling Kelly "a true star" of the administration. Trump hailed Kelly as one of his "great stars" Friday during speech in NY, in a bit of a preview of the decision - after a report said he wanted "a general" to serve as White House chief of staff.

Author: 0 Neymar, the darling of starless Brazil

Javier Mascherano appears to intervene before Neymar appears to be restrained by Sergio Busquets . He then made some angry gestures such as taking off his training shirt and throwing to the ground before kicking the ball angrily away. "Well, you know Neymar is one of our best players, and so we don't want to lose that player". And what is even more concerning is that the player himself has been mostly quiet, leaving the job to his teammates and coach who clearly don't want him to leave.

Global Lok Sabha passes Bill to give IIMs full autonomy
Author: 0 Lok Sabha passes Bill to give IIMs full autonomy

Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said the government will not play a role in the appointment of the Board of Directors in IIMs. Members however did raise some concerns about reservation for teaching staff and student placement; vacancies at the post of Directors in the institutes and other teaching staff, need to control fees, need to encourage research in management studies and other such issues.

Global The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) Declares $0.10 Quarterly Dividend
Author: 0 The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) Declares $0.10 Quarterly Dividend

The stock of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NASDAQ:GT) earned "Hold" rating by Standpoint Research on Wednesday, March 30. As per Friday, May 27, the company rating was initiated by Standpoint Research. 62 funds opened positions while 185 raised stakes. 230.74 million shares or 2.50% less from 236.64 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Brown Brothers Harriman And owns 4,066 shares.

Global Ala. Senate Candidate Says He'll Withdraw If Sessions Wants Seat Back
Author: 0 Ala. Senate Candidate Says He'll Withdraw If Sessions Wants Seat Back

If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters will be in a runoff set for September 26. If elected to the Senate , Brooks said, he would not only vote to replace McConnell as the party's leader but also would approve of far reaching changes in the way the Senate works.

Global Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE:SCHW), F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV)
Author: 0 Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE:SCHW), F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV)

Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) has risen 7.59% since July 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.87% the S&P500. Quadrant Capital Group LLC raised its position in The Charles Schwab Corporation by 6.4% in the first quarter. Since February 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $34.59 million activity. $212,586 worth of Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE:SCHW) shares were sold by Clark Bernard J .

Global Prison escapee kidnaps and murders warden's daughter
Author: 0 Prison escapee kidnaps and murders warden's daughter

Officials at the David Wade Correctional Center in Homer, Louisiana, realized 39-year-old Deltra Henderson was missing around 1:40 p.m. on July 27, according to a press release by the Louisiana Department of Corrections. "This is a dark day for the Department of Public Safety and Corrections". "There's no words to express the sorrow in our hearts today", said Principal Shane Lee.

Global McCain to return from brain cancer treatment for healthcare vote
Author: 0 McCain to return from brain cancer treatment for healthcare vote

The House could, according to the rules , still pass the skinny bill if the conference comes up empty, a senior GOP aide said. US Republicans failed spectacularly Friday in their latest effort to dismantle Obamacare , leaving the party in stunned disarray and President Donald Trump's dreams of repealing his predecessor's health reforms on ice.

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