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Czech judges denounce Poland's legal overhaul as attack on freedom

Czech judges denounce Poland's legal overhaul as attack on freedom Poland's senate on Saturday approved the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party's controversial Supreme Court reform bill, which has sparked protests in the country and warnings from the European Union (EU). The Senate's decision comes less than a month after President Donald Trump delivered a landmark speech to the Polish people in which he praised Poland's "place in a strong and democratic Europe"... [Full Article...]

Clint Frazier goes airborne to rob Mariners of hit

Clint Frazier goes airborne to rob Mariners of hit Luis Severino pitched around trouble to throw seven shutout innings, Brett Gardner hit a solo home run off Felix Hernandez and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Thursday night . Overall, he has no-decisions in his last two starts while giving up 11 runs in 10 2/3 innings. The Yankees took the lead in the third, as Headley and Frazier led off with back-to-back doubles. [Full Article...]

Detwiler Fire's Growth Is Stunted, But 50 Homes Destroyed

Detwiler Fire's Growth Is Stunted, But 50 Homes Destroyed Evacuation orders were lifted for the town of Mariposa due to decreased fire activity. Mariposa At least 58 homes have been destroyed in wildfires close to Yosemite National Park . Highway 140 coming from Merced through Mariposa is shut down because of the wildfire, but Highways 41 and 120 remain open. "The imminent threat to Mariposa is over", Motta said, but added that crews will cont... [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump commends the Navy's new aircraft carrier

President Donald Trump commends the Navy's new aircraft carrier In a military ceremony on Saturday, Trump said the USS Gerald R. Ford - named after the USA president from 1974-77 - was "a 100,000-tonne message to the world" and would be a valued asset in the United States fleet. His daughter, Susan Ford Bales, christened the vessel in 2013. Ford became president in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal and served in the country's highest office from 197... [Full Article...]

Tillerson 'satisfied' with Qatar's progress in resolving crisis

Tillerson 'satisfied' with Qatar's progress in resolving crisis Qatar's foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, said his country is willing to launch constructive talks on the basis of respecting sovereignty, non-interference in domestic affairs and complying with global law, according to Xinhua. [Full Article...]

OJ Simpson granted parole after almost nine years in prison

OJ Simpson granted parole after almost nine years in prison Bottom line: Inmate 1027820, also known as O.J. Simpson , NFL Hall of Famer and former movie star, could be released from prison as early as October 1. Simpson told the parole board he wishes he had been a better Christian in the past and that he has tried to be a model prisoner during his incarceration. [Full Article...]

Three Indian soldiers killed as Pakistan Army retaliates on civilian's killing

Three Indian soldiers killed as Pakistan Army retaliates on civilian's killing The 25-year-old youth, Tanveer Ahmed Wani, was martyred and many others were wounded when Indian Army fired upon the protesters in Beerwah area of the district. The two military officers had another round of telephonic talks on Monday, in which the Pakistani DGMO raised the issue of Pakistani posts being targeted by the Indian Army, leading to the death of four soldiers and one civilian. [Full Article...]

Rush to catch "The Great American Eclipse"

Rush to catch Make sure you're in a good spot to watch around 1 p.m.as that's when the partial eclipse starts. No, I'm not Nostradamous predicting the end of the world. Areas that only get a part of the moon's shadow will be able to witness a partial solar eclipse- it's when only part of the sun is blocked by the moon. [Full Article...]

China says it discussed with United States measures to cut steel output capacity

China says it discussed with United States measures to cut steel output capacity But Wednesday's dialogue ended with the sudden cancellation of press conferences and no joint statement. Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said it was unlikely that they could "solve all the problems through merely one meeting". "The principles of balance, fairness, and reciprocity on matters of trade will continue to guide the American position so we can give American workers and businesses an... [Full Article...]

US Fines Exxon For Violating Russia Sanctions Under Tillerson

US Fines Exxon For Violating Russia Sanctions Under Tillerson In its full web notice about the fine it is imposing to Exxon, the Treasury said that OFAC considered as aggravating factors, among others, that "ExxonMobil demonstrated reckless disregard for USA sanctions requirements when it failed to consider warning signs associated with dealing in the blocked services of an SDN" and that "ExxonMobil's senior-most executives knew of Sechin's status as an ... [Full Article...]

Indian troops must be captured or killed: Ex-Chinese diplomat

Indian troops must be captured or killed: Ex-Chinese diplomat He was categorical in stating that New Delhi should not respond to China the way Beijing was doing. China has accused India of obstructing the construction of a road, which India claims lays in its territory. Taking a serious note of the Chinese activities, Delhi has described it as a major security concern since it gives China access to the narrow strip of land connecting mainland India t... [Full Article...]

European Central Bank reiterates necessity of flexible monetary policy

European Central Bank reiterates necessity of flexible monetary policy The purchases pump newly printed money into the economy in an effort to push up inflation, which is now at an annual rate of 1.3 percent. But the governing council will readdress the continuation of its quantitative easing programme this autumn, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi told a press conference in Frankfurt. [Full Article...]

Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF) Rating Reiterated by Shore Capital

Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF) Rating Reiterated by Shore Capital The stock of A.G. Barr plc (LON:BAG) earned "Sell" rating by N+1 Singer on Friday, July 24. Joel Isaacson & Company Llc sold 20,000 shares as the company's stock declined 8.93% while stock markets rallied. Castine Capital Management Llc holds 4.94% of its portfolio in Merchants Bancshares, Inc. for 218,200 shares. Capstone Asset Management has 0.05% invested in Electronic Arts Inc. [Full Article...]

BBCI: Laptop ban: USA lifts restrictions on Saudi Arabian flights

BBCI: Laptop ban: USA lifts restrictions on Saudi Arabian flights In March, the United States banned large electronics in cabins on flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa over concerns that explosives could be concealed in the devices taken onboard aircraft. DHS' confidence in these airlines' strengthened security procedures has resulted in the laptop ban being lifted for those airlines specifically. The new requirements which were a... [Full Article...]

Germany reviews export credits to Turkey over blacklisted firms

Germany reviews export credits to Turkey over blacklisted firms Gabriel said, from now on, his government would not be in a position to encourage German businesspeople to invest in Turkey , and would not provide investment guarantees for German companies . The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said it had summoned Turkey's ambassador in Berlin to protest the pre-trial detention of six human rights activists, particularly that of German citizen Peter Steudtn... [Full Article...]

England reaches final by defeating South Africa by two-wickets

England reaches final by defeating South Africa by two-wickets And he admits he could still represent South Africa in the next World Cup, which will be held in England in two years' time. Marizanne Kapp threw a spanner in the works at the end of the 48th over, removing Wilson and the drama escalated when Shabnim Ismail took out Laura Marsh with England needing two runs from the last three deliveries. [Full Article...]

Inflation rate falls to 2.6% on back of cheaper fuel prices

Inflation rate falls to 2.6% on back of cheaper fuel prices Ian Kernohan ( pictured ), economist at Royal London Asset Management, described today's inflation figures as "good news". ASB chief economist Nick Tuffley much of the weakness was attributable to declines in the price of fuel, which had heightened the volatility of the consumer price index recently. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu blasts European Union during meeting in Hungary

Netanyahu blasts European Union during meeting in Hungary Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was caught on a hot mic Wednesday railing against the European Union's treatment of Israel. "We had a big problem with the United States". Netanyahu toned down his rhetoric in official comments after the meeting, describing the EU's criticism of Israel as an "anomaly". Soros is not a popular figure with Israel's government due to his Open Soc... [Full Article...]

New French Military Head Named After General Quits Over Cuts

New French Military Head Named After General Quits Over Cuts Gen. Pierre de Villiers , 60, said in a statement that financial constraints imposed by Macron were making it hard to do his job. And in an interview published Sunday , Macron said: "If something comes in between the military chief of staff and the president, the military chief of staff [must] change". [Full Article...]

Karnataka to have separate flag?

Karnataka to have separate flag? AICC general secretary in charge of Karnataka , K C Venugopal, said: "The Chief Minister has already given a clarification". The issue drew attention again when the Karnataka government constituted a panel, the move which is being seen as an effort by Congress-led government to woo pro-Kannada vote bank.The BJP is not in favour of having a separate flag for the state. [Full Article...]


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