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  1. Russia Sanctions Bill Gets Heavy Support, Heads to Trump

    07.28 / 08:49 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - World
    The Senate's decisive vote to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea sends the popular bill to President Donald Trump, who will be under pressure to sign it after weeks of intense negotiations. Trump's likelihood of supporting the measure is a remarkable concession that the president has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow. Trump's vow to extend a hand of cooperation to Russian President…
  2. Pentagon, Border Wall Covered in $788B House Spending Bill

    07.28 / 08:49 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - World
    The House has passed a $788 billion spending bill that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon. The 235-192 vote both eases a large backlog of unfinished spending bills and gives Trump and his House GOP allies political wins heading into the August recess. Challenging hurdles remain because the measure will meet with more powerful Democratic opposition in the…
  3. At Least 18 Injured in Barcelona Train Accident

    07.28 / 08:39 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - World
    A commuter train slammed into the end of the platform during the morning rush hour at a busy station in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Friday, leaving around 18 people injured, civil protection services…
  4. Pakistan Court Disqualifies PM Sharif from Office

    07.28 / 08:39 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - World
    Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from public office over long-running corruption allegations, a decision that ousts him from the premiership for the third time in a chequered political…
  5. Venezuela Crisis Tips into Showdown

    07.28 / 07:08 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - World
    Venezuela careened towards a showdown on its streets Friday between anti-government protesters and security forces, raising international alarm at worsening deadly unrest and prompting the United States to order the families of embassy staff…
  6. Pakistan's Supreme Court to Rule on Fate of PM Sharif

    07.28 / 07:08 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - World
    Pakistan's Supreme Court was set to announce a new judgement Friday that could topple Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is embroiled in a long-running corruption case that has gripped the country. Around 3,000 armed police and paramilitary forces were deployed both inside and around the court in Islamabad ahead of the ruling, due to be announced Friday morning, a police spokesman…
  7. US Senate Rejects Partial Obamacare Repeal, Bitter Blow to Trump

    07.28 / 06:58 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - World
    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…
  8. GOP Dealt Stiff Blow in Senate's Bid to Repeal 'Obamacare'

    07.28 / 06:18 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - World
    Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol. Unable to pass even a so-called "skinny repeal," it was unclear if Senate Republicans could advance any health bill despite seven years of promises to repeal…
  9. 10 Hurt in Freak Istanbul Storm

    07.28 / 05:26 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - World
    At least 10 people were hurt, two of them seriously, when a violent thunderstorm struck Istanbul on Thursday, bombarding the city with hailstones the size of golfballs, local media…
  10. 'Dozens' Killed in Mali Clashes before Helicopter Crash

    07.27 / 19:12 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - World
    A group of former separatist rebels in Mali killed "dozens" of members of a pro-government armed group before a U.N. helicopter monitoring the fighting crashed in the country's north, sources told AFP…
  11. Turkey Parliament Strips Two Pro-Kurdish MPs of Status

    07.27 / 19:02 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - World
    The Turkish parliament on Thursday voted to strip two pro-Kurdish lawmakers of their status of MP on the grounds of "absenteeism," their party…
  12. Venezuela Bans Protests against Controversial Vote

    07.27 / 19:02 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - World
    Venezuela's government on Thursday issued a ban on protests against a controversial weekend election that has already been the focus of deadly street demonstrations. From Friday, those taking part in rallies, demonstrations, marches or similar events that "could disturb or affect" the vote would face between five and 10 years in prison, Interior Minister Nestor Reverol…
  13. U.S. Gives Surveillance Planes to Philippines

    07.27 / 17:09 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - World
    The United States donated surveillance aircraft and began delivering weapons to the Philippines on Thursday to help its Asian ally fight Islamist…
  14. White House Aide Backpedals after Appearing to Call for Colleague's Prosecution

    07.27 / 16:58 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - World
    Feuding within Donald Trump's inner circle appeared to burst out on Twitter late Wednesday, when one White House aide tagged another in a tweet calling on the FBI to investigate the leak of his financial information. After details of his financial holdings were made public, White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci appeared to point the finger of blame at White House chief of staff Reince…
  15. Russia Appoints New Ambassador to U.N.

    07.27 / 16:39 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - World
    The Kremlin on Thursday announced the appointment of Vasily Nebenzya as Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, replacing the previous long-serving envoy Vitaly Churkin who died in…
  16. Anti-Semitic Incidents Hit Record High in Britain

    07.27 / 16:39 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - World
    Anti-Semitic hate incidents in Britain rose by 30 percent to a record high of 767 in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, a Jewish community group said on…