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Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as 14th President of India


Soon after Kovind-who is a long-time member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ideological fountainhead of the BJP-took oath, the Central Hall of Parliament witnessed something unusual for the President's swearing-in -ceremony. Read More »

No More Gasoline, Diesel Cars in UK After 2040


Plans to ban new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, will cost "trillions", Kent-based campaigners have warned. "Given the long-term nature of the policy initiative, however, significant questions remain". Norway , by contrast has set a target of 2025. Other countries are considering moves too: Germany's Bundesrat called for petrol vehicles to be phased out by 2030. Read More »

White House on edge as Mueller quietly pursues Russian Federation probe

At the time , former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich pointed out how a number of people Mueller appointed to serve on the special counsel that is investigating Trump donated to the president's general election rival, Hillary Clinton, as well as Trump's Democratic predecessor, former President Barack Obama. Read More »

United Kingdom to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040


Nissan was the first major auto company to put its faith in electric vehicles and builds the all-electric Leaf at its Sunderland plant, which also makes batteries for the auto giant's factories across Europe. While there will be consultation on a possible scrappage scheme later this year, government research suggests the prevalence of diesel cars is so high that any scrappage scheme would run to billions of pounds in order to have any impact. Read More »

Israel Says It Will Remove Metal Detectors From Jerusalem Site


Mass protest prayers are held around Jerusalem's Old City and demonstrations there and in the occupied West Bank lead to clashes in which three Palestinians are killed . Yesterday, Israel installed new security cameras at the entrance to the sensitive holy site , as officials began indicating it was considering "alternatives" to the metal detectors that set off a weekend of violence. Read More »

Senate opens health bill debate but future murky


This vote is known as a " motion to proceed ". The procedural vote narrowly pushed through, 51-50, with the help of Vice President Mike Pence , even though Republican leaders leading up to the vote couldn't say exactly which version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act they were putting forward. Read More »

Senators Vote To Proceed With Health Care Debate


Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Sen. That amendment includes a proposal that would help Medicaid expansion enrollees move into private insurance plans. There was a report that in the works was a scaled down bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and employer mandate. Read More »

US Senate votes to start debate on replacing Obamacare


The statement from Dewane, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, said the health care reform proposals now under consideration would "harm millions of struggling Americans by leaving too many at risk of losing adequate health coverage and continue to exclude too many people, including immigrants". Read More »

Texas Senate votes to curb transgender access to public bathrooms


If anything, tensions are running even hotter. Before the special session began, we said we'd be happy if the Texas Legislature's only accomplishment was to pass the "sunset" legislation. "I am proud to stand here along with my peers from major cities around Texas to speak out about the concerns we have with this bill". Kolkhorst called the bill an "opportunity to shut down predators and voyeurs". Read More »

Sen. McCain Returns, Calls for Bipartisan Cooperation on Health Care


The vice president was the tie-breaker. But that was not the case-he voted "aye" for a bill. "That is why I will vote to move forward and give us a chance to address the unworkable aspects of the law that have left many Nevadans - particularly those living in rural areas - with dwindling or no choices". Read More »

Brother of West Bank stabbing suspect arrested

Jordan has said it wanted to question the guard, but Israel is insisting he had diplomatic immunity. The site said the Israeli man was in "unstable" condition. On Friday , an armed Palestinian penetrated one of the Jewish settlements on the West Bank and killed three Israelis. He called on Abbas to condemn the attack, describing it as a "slaughter". Read More »

What Trump's team is saying on pardons


In a joint statement, Sens. Trump Jr. also hired Alan Futerfas as a lawyer after reports detailed meetings past year between Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer. Trump has long voiced his opposition to allegations that and his team he colluded with Russian Federation to win the election, repeatedly calling the special counsel's investigation a " witch hunt ". Read More »

Cameras installed at Israel holy site

Despite the removal by Tuesday morning of the metal detectors , Muslim worshippers have continued to stay away and pray at the gates leading to the holy site, as they have since the metal detectors were installed. But after consultations with the security establishment, Netanyahu decides to leave the metal detectors in place, though allows police to apply discretion in using them. Read More »

Israel considers security alternatives as clashes escalate

Faced with mounting criticism, Israel reopened the compound on July 16, but with metal detectors and surveillance cameras put up at entrances. A statement issued by the office of the European Union foreign policy chief also fails to explicitly condemn Israeli killings of Palestinians , merely calling for an "investigation" of the deaths of the three protesters shot dead on Friday . Read More »

Amman Embassy Shooting: Two Jordanians Dead, Israeli Injured


It said one of the workers, identified by Israeli media as a 17-year-old, attacked an Israeli security guard with a screwdriver. He said the government had been intent on questioning the Israeli guard before allowing him to leave the country, "and despite his diplomatic immunity we were able to reach an agreement to take his deposition". Read More »

British Open: Jordan Spieth Wins Championship, Eyes Tiger Woods Grand Slam Record


Or on the hole after that when he rolled a 50-foot eagle putt into the center of the cup, then pointed to his caddie and said - in his best old-school fashion - "Go get it". Kuchar missed his birdie attempt, but he had the lead. "We have 20 or 30-year window of where we can". "I was walking off the green and Michael held me up and said "That's a momentum shift right there". Read More »

Palestinian Christians, Muslims Stand Together in Al-Aqsa Crisis

The decision quickly triggered Muslim protests amid allegations that Israel was trying to expand its control at the site under the guise of security - a claim Israel has denied. Following the shooting, Israeli officials closed the site for the first time in decades. "They are attempting to take the mosque from Muslim hands on the pretext of fighting terrorism". Read More »

Mithali Raj Blames Inexperience, Panic For Loss in Final


Just before India headed to play the final against England, they were greeted with some really fantastic news courtesy the BCCI. England's Natalie Sciver, who scored 369 runs and took seven wickets, was chosen as the 12th player. "Both dad and mum have supported me a huge amount along the way driving me around after work when I'm sure they'd rather be on the couch sat at home ". Read More »

Sen. John McCain says he'll return for Senate healthcare vote


McCain isn't up for reelection until 2022. "They act as though I came out with some kind of an outrageous statement about Mr. John McCain and the awful diagnosis that he received recently". Regardless of where we might stand on the senator's politics, it is undeniable that Senator McCain has been - and continues to be - a major political figure in the Senate. Read More »

Michael B. Jordan's Black Panther Villain Is 'Unapologetically Who He Is'


It's something that became more of an issue in the second movie, where it became more hard not to realise how silly some of it was, when everyone was taking it so seriously. Michael B. Jordan will star as Erik Killmonger, an exile from the kingdom who will challenge T'Challa's claim to the throne. "And the LC's aggressive styling, high performance and agile handling are a ideal fit for the Black Panther's quick, cat-like reflexes and superhuman feats". Read More »

Scaramucci: Trump and Sessions Should Reconcile, Discuss Future


In May, Trump fired FBI director James Comey over the bureau's investigation into Russian Federation. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who has ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton , helped fundraise for her campaign. Mr Trump's latest Twitter commentary came hours after Jared Kushner , the President's son-in-law, said he played no part in any Kremlin attempt to meddle in the United States election, despite having met Russians four times past year. Read More »