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Trump administration to rescind Obama-era guidance on race in college admissions

Trump administration to rescind Obama-era guidance on race in college admissions Trump administration officials argue that those recommendations are misleading, making it seem as if it's easier to achieve a legal form of affirmative action than it actually is. Though Tuesday's reversal does not affect current US law on affirmative action, it has ignited fear in the hearts of many who worry what the withdrawal could mean for the statute's future. [Full Article...]

Trump got a dose of Dutch bluntness from visiting prime minister

Trump got a dose of Dutch bluntness from visiting prime minister U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 2, 2018 . He said the USA would continue meeting with the European Union about the trade issue, saying, "If we do work it out, that will be positive, and if we don't, it will be positive also". [Full Article...]

Putin-Trump not to discuss Crimea says Kremlin

Putin-Trump not to discuss Crimea says Kremlin The senator leads a delegation of United States lawmakers, who arrived in Moscow after a short stay in St. Petersburg, during their rare visit to Russian Federation. Asked in a conference call with reporters if the Russian side would be comfortable with such a format, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: "It absolutely suits us". [Full Article...]

Pompeo to head to North Korea as doubts mount over denuclearization

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a member of the Armed Services Committee, told NBC on Sunday that if the intelligence reports are true, North Korea is "saying one thing and doing another, nobody should be surprised". "I don't want a war with North Korea". North Korea and the U.S. have showered each other with goodwill gestures following the Singapore summit . Commenting on these reports, Manesh... [Full Article...]

Britain to ban gay conversion therapy after survey reveals ‘wrong activities’

Britain to ban gay conversion therapy after survey reveals ‘wrong activities’ More than two-thirds of LGBTQI+ respondents said they had avoided holding hands with a same-sex partner for fear of a negative reaction. "Our action plan is a step towards everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics being able to live safe, happy and healthy lives where they can be themselves without fear of discrimination". [Full Article...]

2 contractors critically wounded in Kansas school shooting

2 contractors critically wounded in Kansas school shooting The school is in the Blue Valley school district. No students were at the school at the time of the shooting, around 9 a.m., reports CBS affiliate KCTV . Officers are at the school, and are also responding to two other locations where shots were heard. A few minutes later, the same suspect reportedly stole another vehicle at gunpoint near 148th Street and Metcalf. [Full Article...]

Israeli Army Reinforces Positions Near Golan Heights Border With Syria

Israeli Army Reinforces Positions Near Golan Heights Border With Syria Internally displaced people from Daraa province are gathered near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in Quneitra, Syria on June 29, 2018. Jordan , which borders Deraa province, has been facilitating talks between rebel factions and Moscow over a deal that would end the violence in exchange for the return of state rule there. [Full Article...]

Putin-Trump summit to have limited impact on Russia-U.S. ties

Putin-Trump summit to have limited impact on Russia-U.S. ties I think we'll be talking about Ukraine. So I'm glad the president is going to confront Putin. "And what President Putin said--through a translator of course, but what he said was there was no meddling in 2016 by the Russian state ", he added. [Full Article...]

Controversial mayor killed by sniper in the Philippines

Controversial mayor killed by sniper in the Philippines It could not be done by an ordinary person. "I have a feeling they (police) are going after the small fry to frighten the people", he said . Hours after Halili was killed, Duterte likened him to other slain mayors who were tagged as narco-politicians, namely Reynaldo Parojinog of Ozamiz City and Rolando Espinosa of Albuera, Leyte. [Full Article...]

Giuliani, Gingrich Visit MeK Conference to Push for Iran Regime Change

Belgian police intercepted two suspects on Saturday with 500 grams of a home-made explosive powder, as well as a detonation device in their vehicle, Reuters reported , citing a joint statement by the Belgian prosecutor and Belgian intelligence services. [Full Article...]

FBI, SEC also investigating Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

FBI, SEC also investigating Facebook and Cambridge Analytica The Securities and Exchange Commission , Federal Trade Commission and Federal Bureau of Investigation have joined in the probe, according to the Post . "We are cooperating with officials in the US, UK and beyond", a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. It's unlikely (read impossible) that Facebook would suffer anything like the same fate, and the company's stock price has already rec... [Full Article...]

Ministers prepare for Queen’s death in ‘unprecedented’ exercise

Ministers prepare for Queen’s death in ‘unprecedented’ exercise It was the first time politicians had joined civil servants in the same room to discuss the plans, which would involve the Prime Minister speaking to the country, The Sunday Times reported . The reason for such secrecy was unclear given that the precise nature of these proceedings, right down to the arcania of where copies of the new monarch's oath are to be filed, has been posted on the Privy ... [Full Article...]

Murkowski favors Kennedy-like justice for Supreme Court slot

Murkowski favors Kennedy-like justice for Supreme Court slot On the question of whether the Senate should consider President Donald Trump's nominee before the November election, 46% say the Senate should take up the nomination, while 48% say the chamber should not consider it until after the midterms, with a strict party divide and independents split 43% to 50%. [Full Article...]

British officials devise third option for post-Brexit…

British officials devise third option for post-Brexit… In an apparent bid to overcome the divisions within her party, Downing Street has produced a third model for post-Brexit customs arrangements beyond the two that ministers are now at loggerheads over. Meanwhile, Mrs May's top team has been told to quit government if they can not back the prime minister in delivering a Brexit deal that acknowledges the concerns of businesses. [Full Article...]

A Compromise On Migration Keeps German Chancellor Angela Merkel In Power

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives settled a row over migration that threatened to topple her fragile governing coalition late on Monday evening after talks with her rebellious interior minister led him to drop his threat to resign . [Full Article...]

After 1MDB, Zahid to tell MACC about family foundation on Day 2

After 1MDB, Zahid to tell MACC about family foundation on Day 2 Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has been called by the MACC tomorrow in order to seek clarification regarding the alleged misuse of funds belonging to a foundation that he chaired. Since his shock election loss to Mahathir Mohamad in May, Najib has been barred from leaving the country, quizzed by the anti-graft agency and had his houses searched as part of the probe into 1Malaysia Development B... [Full Article...]

Bridge collapses near Mumbai`s Andheri station, local train services

Bridge collapses near Mumbai`s Andheri station, local train services The Western Railway stated that trains were being operated between Goregaon-Virar on the northern side and Bandra-Churchgate in the southern direction, besides Harbour Line from Bandra-CST. "Thankfully, no train was passing under the bridge", he added. BEST has said it will run more buses to make up for the disruption in train services. The incident has affected the rail and road traffic. [Full Article...]

U.S. congressional delegation hopes Putin-Trump summit will be successful - senator

U.S. congressional delegation hopes Putin-Trump summit will be successful - senator This week, he tweeted: 'Russia continues to say they have nothing to do with meddling in our election.' And the Pentagon is reportedly studying pulling troops out of Germany. The Republican president said he would raise the issue of election meddling with Putin as well as Russia's role in Syria and Ukraine. In the case of Putin, Trump has already assessed their interpersonal ties up close, but wan... [Full Article...]

Malaysia arrests former Prime Minister Najib

Malaysia arrests former Prime Minister Najib The US Department of Justice (DoJ) had claimed that Riza's company, which produced the Oscar-nominated " The Wolf of Wall Street ", received money misappropriated from 1MDB. Riza arrived at the anti-graft agency office at 1.30pm, accompanied by his lawyer, Datuk K Kumaraendran. The 1MDB government task force this week said 408 bank accounts involving funds of almost 1.1 billion ringgit ($272 mil... [Full Article...]

The Woman Harassed by the Capital Gazette Shooter Felt ‘Traumatized and Terrorized’

The Woman Harassed by the Capital Gazette Shooter Felt ‘Traumatized and Terrorized’ He says he has been considering lowering the flags himself, but the Democratic congressman and his wife talked him out of it, saying protocol should be followed. A woman who was cyberstalked by the gunman who shot dead five people at a U.S. newspaper office last week has said she lived in constant fear he would one day find and kill her. [Full Article...]


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