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US Senate approves new sanctions against Russian Federation

Under the legislation , new sanctions could be levied on entities engaging in "malicious cyber activity". Ben Cardin of the Foreign Relations panel, will add an amendment to an Iran sanctions bill now being considered by the Senate. Chuck Schumer of NY, the Democratic leader in the Senate. Senators voted in favor of Senator Mike Crapo's amendment to a bill that censures Iran over its ballistic missile program.


Hirono, Schatz react to travel ban ruling

Hirono, Schatz react to travel ban ruling

Court battles over President Donald Trump 's revised travel ban continue to be waged across the United States, but two cases have made it to the appeals courts - one in the Ninth Circuit and another in the Fourth Circuit. The government claims that the Hawaii judge's injunction in March stopped the clock and so the 90 and 120 day periods would not begin to run until the revised travel ban goes into effect.


Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence amid scandals

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence amid scandals

He also conceded he's responsible for the company's current situation and needs to become a better leader. Mr. Kalanick said in an email to employees that he would take time off to work on himself and reflect on building a "world-class leadership team" for the company.


Teens rescued after 3 days lost in Paris catacombs

Teens rescued after 3 days lost in Paris catacombs

TWO teenagers have been rescued after three days underground in the skeleton-lined labyrinth of the Catacombs of Paris . Entering the other galleries has been against the law since 1955, but daredevil school children, explorers and alternative partygoers are known to access them through secret entrance points.



Virginia shooting: Republican House Whip Steve Scalise 'critical'

After Trump's visit, MedStar said Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, had suffered injuries to internal organs and fractured bones during the shooting . "Let me be as clear as I can be: violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms", Mr Sanders said.