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Walker, Budd support Russian Federation sanctions bill

Walker, Budd support Russian Federation sanctions bill

New sanctions against Iran and North Korea for their actions on or testing of ballistic missiles are also included in the bill . Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker indicated Monday he may want to make some tweaks to the bill , which was negotiated between the House and Senate after the initial version he drafted sailed through on a 98-2 vote .


Japan defence minister to quit - NHK

Japan defence minister to quit - NHK

Under Inada's leadership, the Japanese Ministry of Defense was found to have misled lawmakers over the SDF's role in a United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan by obscuring daily activity logs. Inada announced her resignation as she announced findings of an internal investigation of the document allegations. At the time of her elevation to defense minister, she was regarded with skepticism in China and South Korea for her revisionist views of Japan's wartime history.


Two Swedish ministers quit as IT scandal threatens government

Two Swedish ministers quit as IT scandal threatens government

In a press conference this morning, the Swedish opposition leaders announced a motion of no-confidence against interior minister Anders Ygeman, defence minister Peter Hultqvist and infrastructure minister Anna Johansson following an IT-leak scandal at the Swedish Transport Agency.


ICE arrests man in Forest

ICE arrests man in Forest

The Lunn ruling was not just a setback to President Trump and his mass deportation offensive, but a personal setback for Governor Charlie Baker, who broke from his Democratic predecessor and installed a policy in June of a year ago allowing state police to hold defendants wanted by ICE for up to 48 hours.


Scalise Commends Officers Who Took Down Ballfield Gunman

Scalise Commends Officers Who Took Down Ballfield Gunman

The award went to two Capitol Police Special Agents, David Bailey and Crystal Griner , and three Alexandria Police Department Officers, Nicole Battaglia , Kevin Jobe , and Alexander Jensen. Scalise, the House Majority Whip, was critically wounded in the shooting . FBI agents investigate a playground near the baseball field in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, June 15, 2017, the day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La.


Melania to lead USA delegation at Invictus Games

Melania to lead USA delegation at Invictus Games

The White House news release states that she'll being going to Toronto for her sojourn. But First Lady Melania Trump is usually considered a highlight of the trip , getting a rare glimmer of good press for the White House. Former FLOTUS Michelle Obama traveled to Orlando previous year to attend the games, which sees wounded servicemen and women from 17 countries compete in various sports.