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by | August 22, 2017 | 00:28

The U.S. Embassy and the consulates in St. Petersburg, Vladivostok and Yekaterinburg issued 182,958 nonimmigrant visas in 2016, 136,665 of those in Moscow , according to an official report. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow would respond after a closer examination of the USA announcement. The move follows President Vladimir Putin's order late last month for Washington to cut 755 diplomats and other personnel in Russian Federation by September 1.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:28

The war of words comes ahead of the annual Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercises, which are scheduled to run from August 21 to August 31. The DPRK's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the scale of the USA military involvement in the exercise known as Ulchi-Freedom Guardian "far outnumbers the one in the previous year".

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:28

Alles is reportedly petitioning lawmakers to raise the salary and overtime caps for agents from $160,000 a year to $187,000 a year, but even that won't fully pay for the mountain of overtime agents have already amassed. According to the USA Today interview, about a third of Secret Service agents have already reached their limit for compensation & overtime. Trump has traveled almost every weekend to his properties in Florida, New Jersey , and NY.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:26

Relations between Moscow and Washington have fallen to a post-Cold War low, driven by accusations of Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential elections. In a statement on its site, the embassy said operations for all visas applications in Moscow will resume after September 1 but will remain suspended indefinitely at the three USA consulates elsewhere in the country.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:23

Trump has tasked Kushner with the ambitious goal of laying the groundwork for what he calls the "ultimate deal". The report said that Abbas briefed the Israeli delegation on the latest development of the peace process with Israel . Trump ordered the USA delegation to focus on a path to "substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks", but ambiguity around the two-state solution and bias towards Israel has left confidence low among the Palestinian leadership.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:23

Recent removals of Confederate statues has sparked backlash among an outspoken group of Americans who view the statues as symbols of United States history and southern culture. The relocation comes less than a week after a deadly protest at the University of Virginia , where a group of white supremacists fought the proposed removal of a Confederate monument depicting Lee, leaving one woman dead and several more injured.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:22

Met Eireann has said we can expect top temperatures of 20C this weekend and that will be in Munster. A status yellow national weather warning is now in place, as the weather forecasters predict heavy rainfall for Sunday and Monday. Rain will continue to move east, with some localised heavy bursts possible at first. Farmers operating on heavier soils are likely to suffer with the heavy rainfall forecast.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:23

The Crimson Tide was also named the nation's No. 1 team in the USA Today's Amway Coaches Poll released August 3. As for the teams right behind Alabama, that could be a toss up between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Alabama's Week 1 opponent in Atlanta, the Florida State Seminoles.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:22

The Bhartiya Janata Party ( BJP ) on Monday swept the civic polls in Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC), the polling for which was conducted yesterday. The victory is significant for the ruling BJP in Maharashtra since it made a decision to contest the civic polls on its own in keeping with its strategy for municipal and zilla parishad (district councils) elections held earlier this year.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:23

From Oregon to South Carolina, Americans are watching the moon blot out the midday sun for a magical couple of minutes in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history. As anyone who went to grade school or turned on a TV in the last week or so know, you're not supposed to look at a solar eclipse without safety glasses, because the light of the sun could leave you partially blind.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:23

Many senior leaders al-Qaida in Iraq and IS were from Tal Afar. According to the army officer, USA military advisers are also providing logistical and tactical support to the Iraqi forces taking part in the offensive. Tal Afar s Shiites were directly targeted by IS, while some members of its Sunni minority joined the jihadists and went on to form a contingent with a particularly brutal reputation.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:21

According to NBC News , Rivera explained to authorities that he's used drones to transport drugs as many as six times since March of 2017, usually delivering the contraband to an accomplice waiting at a San Diego gas station. Rivera was finally caught when authorities near the San Ysidro Port of Entry outside San Diego spotted the drone with the packages attached to it, then followed it to Rivera, who was a little over a mile from the border.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:18

The four-year silencing of the Big Ben is the longest in its 158-year history. "This essential programme of works will safeguard the clock on a long-term basis, as well as protecting and preserving its home - the Elizabeth Tower", said Keeper of the Great Clock Steve Jaggs of the renovation.

by | August 22, 2017 | 00:07

The win was Stenson's first since the British Open past year. "Got to keep producing chances", the world number nine said. "(I entered) hoping to pick up some momentum and certainly I did. The Carolina native collected the first of his four USPGA Tour wins here five years ago. Simpson could have caught Stenson on the 18th, but he pulled a 15-foot birdie putt left.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:55

One Six Flags patron wants to change history and erase the state's Confederate era. The so-called " Stars and Bars " - not to be confused with the better-known Confederate battle flag depicting a blue diagonal cross studded with white stars on a red background - was replaced with usa flags at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, according to Sharon Parker , a spokeswoman.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:53

The Home Minister said the complex was completed by state-owned NBCC within 18 months against a 24-month target, and that the Lucknow unit of NIA was probing 20 cases of terror activities, including blast cases in Patna, Bodh Gaya in Bihar and Bijnor and Kanpur ISIS module cases in UP.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:51

An investigation continued Sunday one day after a small plane typically based at the San Carlos Airport crashed near an airport in Madras, Oregon. The FAA says the single engine home-built plane crashed on approach to the Madras Airport in Oregon.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:45

Organisers of the midday event, billed as a "Free Speech Rally", have publicly distanced themselves from the neo-Nazis, white supremacists and others who fomented violence in Charlottesville on August 12. Protesters began gathering in Centennial Park shortly before 6 pm, and then began marching around 7 pm to the Martin Luther King Jr. national memorial site.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:46

The destroyer was travelling to Singapore for a routine port visit at the time. Initial reports indicate the U.S. ship sustained damage to its aft port (rear left) side, the Navy statement said. The full extent of damage and any injuries have yet to be determined. "Within Fitzgerald , flawed watch stander teamwork and inadequate leadership contributed to the collision", a 7th Fleet statement said.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:42

He reportedly died along with Said Aallaa, 19, and Mohamed Hychami, 24, who were part of a group that mounted a similar attack in Cambrils that left one woman dead and six people injured. Speaking to local radio, spokesman Albert Oliva said this man was Moroccan-born 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub . A waiter at a Ripoll cafe told AFP he had served beers to some of the suspects numerous times, most recently just two days ago.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:41

Trump promised "fire and fury" if North Korea continues threatening the United States and said us military options were already "locked and loaded". "This is a very important time for security in the region and of course we are mostly focused on the threat coming out of North Korea", Dunford said.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:38

Later that day, Mr. Lathem, who was sacked by Northwestern after the authorities began searching for him, turned himself in to federal agents in nearby Oakland. After leaving the apartment and renting a auto, Lathem on the same day left an anonymous $5,610 donation - in cash - at the Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago in the name 'Cornell-Duranleau.' They then drove to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and, 13 hours after the first payment, Lathem went to its public library and wrote a $1,000 check ...

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:38

She has brown hair, and brown eyes, and was wearing a long nightgown with watermelon design. Patrick McGraw is being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a fugitive warrant and is expected to appear in court on August 21. The match might be in a dark 2016 Ford Focus with Georgia tag RDG2198 and experts trust they might be flying out to Kentucky. He was wearing a white shirt.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:34

A report earlier Friday claimed Kaepernick, who is now a free agent after opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers , would get his "own exhibit", but Thomas said that's not the case. One of the former officers was Serpico , the subject of the 1973 film " Serpico ". "Organized by Sgt. Edwin Raymond , the Brooklyn Bridge Park demonstration brought out about 80 officers, all wearing black T-shirts emblazoned with "#IMWITHKAP".

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:33

The Saudi measures last week to make access easier for Qatari pilgrims came after a visit to the kingdom by a member of Qatar's royal family who resides outside Qatar and whose branch of the family was ousted in a coup more than four decades ago.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:37

The mistake, spotted at the opening of the games in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur , on Saturday (August 19) was shared on social media website by Indonesian Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi, who posted pictures of the mistake on his Twitter account and called it a "fatal careless mistake".

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:29

The eclipse will end around 3:52 p.m., for a total time of around 2 hours, 40 minutes. As the eclipse viewing time gets closer, the service will continue to update the forecast. The eclipse will act as the country's air conditioner. However, during the eclipse, scientists say temperatures could drop as much as 20 degrees.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:29

New York's (66-57) only run against Porcello came in the top of the fifth when Brett Gardner hit a line-drive home run into the right-field corner with one out to cut the Sox lead to 2-1. Gary Sanchez homered last night in his second straight game, and for the fourth time in his last five games. "Jackie's been phenomenal, swinging the bat today and giving us three RBIs, giving us a big double and a big lift defensively", Porcello said.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:13

But after almost 16 years of war, critics say , the Trump administration needs to detail ways to elicit more cooperation from Pakistan, improve governance in Afghanistan and make the battlefield gains durable. Trump spent the final days of his "working vacation" meeting with national security aides to discuss options for America's longest war. In June, Mattis was given authority to send almost 4,000 troops to Afghanistan to advise and support Afghan forces.

by | August 21, 2017 | 06:02

The Fair, launched by the syrian regime to try to return to investors, is located at the gates of the stronghold rebel of the Ghouta oriental to the east of the capital. The conflict has since killed an estimated 400,000 people and displaced half the country's population. The United States and European countries, which have imposed sanctions on Assad's government, were not officially invited to participate in the fair, which was first held in 1954.

by | August 21, 2017 | 05:57

MI: 55 percent disapprove of Trump's job performance, including 40 percent who strongly do, compared to just 36 percent approval (a mere 19 percent strongly). Sixty-three percent in Pennsylvania said the same thing. He won each of those states by less than 100,000 votes. Some 60% of voters in all three states said they believe the US' role on the global stage has been weakened by Trump.

by | August 21, 2017 | 05:58

In the mid-60s he made an unsuccessful bid for mayor of Chicago before running for president of the United States in 1968 - managing to get 200,000 votes. "I didn't know Negro comics couldn't work white nightclubs", Gregory said in a 2014 interview with Insider Louisville website. And Hefner came by and they went out of their mind.

by | August 21, 2017 | 05:54

Gen. The bombardment has intensified in the past several days, targeting IS headquarters, tunnels and armories. The announcement to reclaim Tal Afar comes a month after Iraqi forces, supported by USA -led airstrikes, declared victory in Mosul in a major blow to ISIS.

by | August 21, 2017 | 05:47

The North's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper on Sunday said in an editorial that the United States is driving the situation to an "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war" by pushing ahead with a nuclear war rehearsal against North Korea, while calling for a preemptive strike or preventive war against Pyongyang.

by | August 20, 2017 | 03:17

Pfau, who died on August 10 at the age of 87 , trained as a doctor in her youth before arriving in Pakistan in 1960. Among the dignitaries who attended the burial of Pakistan's humanitarian hero were President Mamnoon Hussain , Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, IG Sindh, Corps Commander Karachi, DG Rangers, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair.