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Trump's sabotage of Obamacare will come back to bite him | Editorial

Gallery: Trump, Republicans celebrate repeal of Obamacare. Trumpcare failed spectacularly, and now the president and his party are attempting to sabotage Obamacare. They want it to get so bad that Democrats have crawl to them for relief. Insurers say this is one big reason their rates are going up;....
 

Revamping fuel pipeline network cuts cost of living

Indeed, devolution presents a solid case for expanding Kenya’s petroleum distribution infrastructure to mashinani where the real economic action is taking place. The KPC is also doubling the storage capacity at its Nairobi deport with an additional 132 million litres expected to be available before the end of this year.

Cut spending instead of setting KRA dicey target

Over the past few years, revenue collection has fallen short of the targets, but it should be noted that the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) almost reached targets despite the constraints they face. It is time that revenue generation targets were informed by the dynamics elucidated above.

Nassau Democrats, Republicans battle over mailings

The dispute comes as the Nassau Republican legislative majority proposes to increase its mailing budget by $400,000 — to a total of $1.1 million — in a year when all 19 legislative seats are up for election. Democratic District Attorney Madeline Singas has asked Donna Myrill, the....

News 19 mins ago 3:56 p.m. 'Horrific tragedy': What we know after 10 die from hot semi truck at

SAN ANTONIO -- An apparent smuggling operation involving undocumented immigrants came to a tragic conclusion early Sunday morning when emergency responders found dozens of people in distress inside a hot semi-trailer at a Walmart in southwest San Antonio. The death toll has risen to 10 in the smuggling tragedy, according to The Associated Press.

Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health care bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace the Affordable Care Act or simply repeal it, the third-highest ranking Republican senator said Sunday. Sen.

Israeli security Cabinet meets to review policy at shrine

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's security Cabinet met Sunday to review a decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem holy site, following a week of escalating tensions with the Muslim world, mass prayer protests and Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Cuba's public face of diplomacy with US leaving post

Cuban officials say the public face of the country's diplomatic opening with the United States is leaving her post to become ambassador to Canada. Josefina Vidal was sworn in to her new role Sunday at a ceremony presided over by President Raul Castro, according to Cuban media.

Israeli embassy in Jordan hit by deadly attack A Jordanian man has been shot and killed and an Israeli man wounded at the Israeli embassy in Amman. The incident adds to already heightened tensions between Israel and the Muslim world after recent clashes i

The injured Israeli was in an "unstable" condition and the Jordanian died after suffering "critical gunshot injuries," the Hala Akhbar website reported. A police statement said two Jordanian men working for a furniture firm had entered the embassy before the shooting in the late afternoon. The two wounded people were taken to hospital, it said.

Indian expats to get more benefits from community fund

Dubai: The Indian community in the UAE now stands to get more benefits from a community welfare fund after their government expanded its scope. The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, approved the revision of guidelines of the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) that....

PART ONE: Revisiting the bloodless coup that happened in 2013 with deliberate electoral mismanagement

Unknown to many Kenya voters who spent hours on the queue at polling stations countrywide in 2013, President Uhuru Kenyatta was never elected in free and fair election in 2013. In a three part series, Kenya Today starts serializing the story of how the system carried out a clinical stage-managed....

Tracking Trump: Russia scandal deepens while healthcare flatlines

Donald Trump clashed with Senate Republicans on the healthcare bill and Robert Mueller, in a tumultuous week that ended with Sean Spicer quitting Donald Trump leaves the White House before boarding Marine One in Washington Saturday. Photograph: Zach Gibson/Reuters It was a week full of difficult....

Cuba's public face of diplomacy with US leaving post

Cuban officials say the public face of the country's diplomatic opening with the United States is leaving her post to become ambassador to Canada. Josefina Vidal was sworn in to her new role Sunday at a ceremony presided over by President Raul Castro, according to Cuban media.

Victory for 'Dunkirk' and 'Girls Trip' at the box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's victory for "Dunkirk" and "Girls Trip" at the box office this weekend. Both original and well-reviewed films smashed expectations and enticed diverse audiences to the theaters, even though cumulatively summer remains down from last year. Christopher Nolan's World War II epic brought in an estimated $50.

Venezuela opposition calls for 48-hour strike as anti-government protests continue

’s opposition party is calling for a 48-hour general strike in Caracas Wednesday and Thursday, in a continuation of protests over President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to elect a new assembly next weekend and rewrite the country’s constitution. Deputy Simon Calzadilla, speaking for Unidad Democratica,....

Trump's New Message Guru Wants 'a More Positive Mojo'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's new communications adviser says it's time to hit the "reset button." Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci pledged to begin "an era of a new good feeling" and said he hopes to "create a more positive mojo.

Climate Change Photo Documentary

PRESS RELEASE:- ” Climate change remains one of the most serious challenges confronting the Caribbean Region. The approximately forty million people who live across two dozen islands are in a state of increased vulnerability due to changing weather patterns exasperated by climate change. ” Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States.

Thune: Senate won’t give up on Obamacare repeal if bill fails this week

If the Senate’s latest Obamacare repeal efforts collapse this week, Republicans will “go back to the drawing board” and try again, Senate GOP conference chairman John Thune said on Sunday. As Republicans' efforts to undo the 2010 health care law hit seemingly insurmountable roadblocks, members of....

Kokang needs a political solution

Fighting between government forces and the army of Pheung Kya-shin – known as the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) – has resumed in the Kokang region of Shan State for the first time in more than five years. Tatmadaw soldiers patrol in Laukkai, the main city in the Kokang region, on February 16.

Old-harvest pawsan rice prices rising

Stockpiled pawsan rice has risen dramatically in price since October in Yangon’s wholesale markets, while the price of newly arrived rice has dropped sharply in the past week, dealers say. The flood of freshly harvested rice coming into the Bayintnaung Wholesale Commodity Exchange Centre could....

What is Daw Aung San Suu Kyi worried about?

“We don’t think boycotting the election is the best choice. But we’re not ruling it out altogether. We are leaving our options open.” National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attends a meeting hosted by President U Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: AFP.

Inflation falls on data update

The Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) has overhauled its method of calculating inflation, which includes adding a host of modern items like mobile phones and automobiles to its outdated basket of consumer goods. The result is a lower – but still steadily rising – rate of inflation.

Japan shores up influence with pledge

Japan pledged US$6.1 billion in financial aid to the “Mekong Five” countries as it pushes infrastructure exports and courts influence in a region where rival China has an increasing presence. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre) shakes hands with President Thein Sein (left) and Thailand’s....

Turkish leader wades into Qatar dispute with Gulf tour

. Hussain Al-qatari and Adam Schreck, Associated Press Updated 1:13 pm, Sunday, July 23, 2017. KUWAIT CITY (AP) Turkey's president waded into the diplomatic crisis gripping Qatar and four other Arab nations on Sunday, traveling to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as part of a three-country Gulf tour aimed at helping break the impasse.

Evan Horowitz The health care debate we should be having

The health measures we care most about our lifespans, the quality of our years are shaped by forces far removed from any doctor’s office. Like our eating habits, our commutes, the care we got as children (or in the womb), the availability of quality education, and a great deal besides.

EPoS, weighing machines interlinked at MLS points

After the successful launch of the pilot project of biometric-linked ration supply to the white ration card holders, the East Godavari district has now turned into the launching pad for interlinking the electronic point of sale (ePoS) machines with the weighing machines at the mandal-level stock....

Restructured courses to roll out for college students

Recognising the need to transform college education system and usher in social, economic and cultural changes necessary to realise national goals, the government has embarked on a drive to accelerate the process of modernising the sector and cultivate social, moral and spiritual values among students.

Bengaluru Declaration calls for SC/ST quota in judiciary

The Bengaluru Declaration adopted by the State government sponsored Dr. B.R. Ambedkar International Conference 2017, on Sunday recommended a slew of affirmative action measures in private sector, judiciary, educational institutions, government contracts and promotions for Dalits.

Jail for parents of juvenile traffic offenders

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2017, now before Parliament, prescribes stringent punishment and penalty for violation of traffic rules and seeks to offer adequate compensation to victims of road accidents. It proposes a three-year jail term for parents of minor drivers who cause fatal accidents.

Local bodies told to protect rights of the differently abled

KOCHI: The Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has directed all local self-government institutions to keep details of differently-abled persons and ensure that scholarships are disbursed to them in time. The commission also ordered that the practice of submitting scholarship....

Crematorium to ensure dignity in death, cleaner environs

It is a modest attempt to infuse modernity into 'death management', even while retaining traditional and customary practices in vogue for ages. 'Govinda Dhamam', the state-of-the-art crematorium developed on a one-acre site at Thimminaidupalem on the city outskirts is almost a case study on managing death, funeral ceremony and memorial services.
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