US GOVT WILL NOT ‘ACCEPT OR ALLOW’ TRANSGENDER PEOPLE TO SERVE IN MILITARY ‘IN ANY CAPACITY’ – TRUMP
Transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the American military in any capacity, President Donald Trump said, adding that US forces shouldn’t be “burdened by” medical costs and “disruption” they would bring.
Pentagon snared in govt sting as fake cops easily acquire $1.2mn worth of military gear
The US Department of Defense has been caught out selling large amounts of military supplies to a fake police department. The fake department was created by the US government itself to sniff out waste and fraud.
Obamacare: First Republican healthcare bill fails in US Senate
The US Senate has rejected a Republican plan to replace President Barack Obama's signature healthcare policy.
Russia sanctions: EU vows to retaliate over US measures
The European Union has expressed concern about US plans to impose fresh sanctions on Russia, amid concern they could hurt energy companies.
Wasserman Schultz’s IT aide arrested as he tried to leave the US
A House IT aide who had access to emails and files from dozens of lawmakers has been arrested on bank fraud charges while attempting to leave the country. The FBI also reportedly found smashed hard drives in his home.
Rouhani says Iran will respond to any new U.S. sanctions
Iran will reciprocate if the United States imposes new sanctions on it, president Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday according to state media, casting further doubt over the outlook for the 2015 Iran nuclear accord.
White House targets leakers, may restructure communications: Scaramucci
President Donald Trump's new communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Tuesday he would probably restructure the communications operation at the White House and would fire staff if leaks did not cease.
Britain's opposition Labour alarms bankers with Robin Hood tax
Britain's left-wing opposition party has held a series of meetings with top finance executives, setting out how it would levy taxes on one of the world's biggest financial trading centers if it snatched power from Prime Minister Theresa May.
U.K. Joins France, Says Goodbye to Fossil-Fuel Cars by 2040
The U.K. became the latest European country to mark the end of the line for diesel and gasoline fueled cars as automakers such as Volvo race to build electric vehicles or face the consequences of getting left behind.
There has been a stark rise in fast food restaurants in the poorest areas of the UK
The number of fast food restaurants in England has risen to a total of 56,638, an increase of 8%, since 2014, with councils now clearly trying to tackle obesity levels via strict planning rules that aim to limit new fast food joints.
California independence 1 step closer as AG paves way for potential 2018 ‘referendum’
A new California independence campaign has got the go ahead to collect signatures for its 2018 ‘Calexit’ ballot initiative.
State-run Chinese daily accuses US of fuelling India-China border standoff, warns of 'a war'
A state-run Chinese daily on Wednesday (26 July) warned the US against wading into the ongoing Indo-China border standoff after an American publication carried an article in support of India.
‘Apocalyptic’ scenes in southern France as wildfires force 10,000 to be evacuated
Thousands of people including holidaymakers have been evacuated in southern France as massive wildfires rage across the French Riviera and Corsica. Locals and authorities say the areas affected by the fires resemble “apocalyptic scenes.”