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Senate Blocks Trump From Making Any Appointments During August Break

Senate Blocks Trump From Making Any Appointments During August Break

The Senate is out on recess until September 5, which would ordinarily give the president the power to make temporary appointments, except that lawmakers have agreed to meet for pro-forma sessions every few days, reports CNN. The House of Representatives is also holding pro-forma sessions. But Trump is hardly the first president to face a congressional roadblock during recess. Consulte Mais Informação

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Isle of Wight disadvantaged kids 2.5 years behind when they sit GCSEs

Isle of Wight disadvantaged kids 2.5 years behind when they sit GCSEs

Children from the most disadvantaged backgrounds finish secondary school effectively more than two years behind their wealthier peers, according to a new report about the state of education in England. The report also echoed recent findings by Education Datalab that the attainment gap since 2007 has actually widened for pupils who are "persistently disadvantaged", which researchers defined as being on free school meals for 80 per cent of their school lives. Consulte Mais Informação

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Commonwealth observer mission calls for peaceful polls in Kenya

Commonwealth observer mission calls for peaceful polls in Kenya

While acknowledging that the upcoming elections will be hotly contested, the investors urged aspirants and their supporters to restrain from inflammatory statements that may balkanize the country. Addressing the leaders directly, Mahama said: "You are seeking to serve the people". The death of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ICT Manager Chris Msando did not skip Mahama's attention as he appealed to Kenyans to honor his death by holding credible elections. Consulte Mais Informação

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Senate Dems to Republicans: No tax cuts for wealthy

Americans have little confidence in Washington . Short singled out several states where Democrats are facing tough reelection bids, including Montana, North Dakota, Ohio and Indiana. Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration will face a challenge reducing the US corporate income tax rate to 25 percent from 35 percent, let alone to the 15 percent rate being advocated by President Donald Trump, the Senate's top tax law writer told Reuters on Monday. Consulte Mais Informação

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Kremlin says agrees with Trump that Russia-US ties at risky low

Kremlin says agrees with Trump that Russia-US ties at risky low

Trump has said U.S. lawmakers forced him into signing a bill which issues new economic sanctions against Russian Federation. "Our relationship with Russian Federation is at an all-time and very risky low". Sen. Charles E. Schumer of NY, the top Democrat in the Senate, took his own shot on Twitter, calling the bill "a model for the future" that shows both parties can work together "to rein in" Trump "when he veers off track". Consulte Mais Informação

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MLC Sarojini Agarwal quit SP to join BJP

MLC Sarojini Agarwal quit SP to join BJP

In a setback to Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav , his party's Member of Legislative Council (MLC) joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In an apparent reference to the BJP, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav today alleged that those who won 325 seats in the recent Uttar Pradesh polls were weaning away his MLCs as they were was not willing to face the public again. Consulte Mais Informação

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Two US soldiers wounded in deadly Afghanistan attack

Two US soldiers wounded in deadly Afghanistan attack

On Wednesday , a suicide attacker hit a convoy on the edge of the southern city of Kandahar, killing two USA soldiers and wounding another four. According to the source, two Border Police force members were wounded in the attack. Afghan authorities have tightened security ahead of a mass funeral for the victims of last night's suicide attack at a Shiite mosque that killed 29 people. Consulte Mais Informação

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John McCain: The Democratic Party's Favorite Republican

John McCain: The Democratic Party's Favorite Republican

He also said of the former House member, "I don't think he's got much experience in the Senate, as I recall". Mulvaney appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday. President Donald Trump spent the weekend insisting that the Senate vote anew on upending that law. If the GOP divisions persist, McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., might have to decide whether to have votes on legislation opposed by substantial numbers of Republicans. Consulte Mais Informação

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USA sanctions against Russian Federation 'diametrically opposed' to European interest - German FM

USA sanctions against Russian Federation 'diametrically opposed' to European interest - German FM

A foreign ministry source said it assumed the officer had left Germany after Berlin on Wednesday set a 48-hour deadline for his departure. Vietnam said Thursday that it regretted comments by the German Foreign Ministry accusing Vietnamese intelligence services of kidnapping a former Vietnamese oil executive who's wanted back home on embezzlement charges. Consulte Mais Informação

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White House expects to pressure China through Trump's Twitter feed

He said if the worst-case scenario occurs and North Korea explodes a nuclear weapon over Hawaii, Beijing would benefit because US military resources would be diverted to a response. "If you can win a USA election with it, I think it's pretty powerful", Gorka said. "China will never decisively help us against North Korea", he said, adding that right now, the provocations from North Korea are keeping the USA occupied. Consulte Mais Informação

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Procurador-geral em exercício emite parecer negativo à prisão de ex-secretário

Procurador-geral em exercício emite parecer negativo à prisão de ex-secretário

A prisão de Taques foi decretada pelo desembargador Orlando Perri , do Tribunal de Justiça de Mato Grosso. "Em outras palavras: a ex-amante do ex-Secretário Chefe da Casa Civil , ora representado, Paulo Cesar Zamar Taques, estava grampeada desde outubro de 2014 pelo propalado e inexistente Núcleo de Inteligência da Polícia Militar, e seu grampo ilegal, pela Polícia Judiciária Civil, a mando de Paulo Taques, somente foi uma continuidade da infração penal há tempos praticada", afirma. Consulte Mais Informação

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Kult unveils 'Beyond' smartphone for Rs 6999

Kult unveils 'Beyond' smartphone for Rs 6999

It will go on sale in India from 18th August via Amazon. Speaking of the specifications, Kult Beyond sports a 5.2-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Kult Beyond also comes bearing connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM radio, 4G VoLTE support, and MicroUSB. This battery is claimed to render up to 25 hours of talk time, up to 25 hours of continuous usage, and up to 425 hours of standby time. Consulte Mais Informação

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Coreia do Norte: proibição de viagens imposta por EUA é 'suja'

Coreia do Norte: proibição de viagens imposta por EUA é 'suja'

O Departamento de Estado dos EUA exortou seus nacionais a abandonar a Coreia do Norte antes de 1 de setembro, alegando o "risco grave e crescente de ser preso e enfrentar uma detenção prolongada" que correm no país. A Coréia do Norte rejeitou e condenou "energicamente" a nova normativa - que pune também o Irã e a Rússia - e afirmou que a conduta de Washington é "criminosa" ao tentar aplicar "sua lei federal às relações internacionais, o que constitui um desafio direto à Carta das Nações Unidas ... Consulte Mais Informação

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