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Trial of accused leaker Reality Winner set for October

Trial of accused leaker Reality Winner set for October

She has been held without bond since her arrest June 3 when federal agents searched her Battle Row rental home. The federal contractor is accused of leaking a classified NSA memo to "Tthe Intercept", an online news outlet. Attorneys discussed tuesday how classified information will be handled. The trial for a the Georgia government contractor accused of leaking NSA documents is set for late October.



Russian Federation cancels talks with USA over new sanctions

Russia's response to the expansion of the sanctions list by the United States will be based on the principle of reciprocity, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters when asked what kind of retaliatory measures will be taken by Moscow.


Donald Trump accepts Macron invite to attend Bastille Day parade

Donald Trump accepts Macron invite to attend Bastille Day parade

US President Donald Trump has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron's invitation to attend Bastille Day ceremonies in Paris on July 14, a senior White House official said on Wednesday. I suppose Macron is trying to give Trump some kind of honor by inviting him on Bastille Day, maybe to make up for pulling some macho crap and not letting go of his hand when they shook hands during Trump's Europe trip this spring.


Shooting suspect arrested after dramatic highway chase north of Toronto

Shooting suspect arrested after dramatic highway chase north of Toronto

Multiple police services pursued the suspect northbound on Highway 400 to Highway 11. Witnesses at the scene said the suspect could be seen throwing items from the window of the auto, including pills. The woman who was shot in Toronto has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries. Supt. Tony Riviere said later Wednesday that police are still searching the area of Finch and Norfinch for a second suspect.


NZ dollar steady, volatility possible as European Central Bank forum continues

NZ dollar steady, volatility possible as European Central Bank forum continues

Euro zone central bank sources told Reuters the market had overinterpreted Draghi's comments on Tuesday that the ECB is ready to start withdrawing the emergency stimulus for the economy. U.S. Senate Republican leaders postponed a vote on a healthcare overhaul on Tuesday after resistance from members of their own party, and President Donald Trump summoned Republican senators to the White House to urge them to break the impasse.


Republicans Trying To Win Support To Pass Health Care Bill

Republicans Trying To Win Support To Pass Health Care Bill

Most wore grim expressions. If a bill is passed after the Senate reconvenes on July 10, the legislation will head back to the House. When the Senate majority leader set a July 4 deadline for the vote, I saw two possibilities. Dean Heller for going against the BCRA. Heller held a telephone town hall Tuesday night that raised even more eyebrows. Republican leaders have two "no" votes to divvy up and pass a version of this bill .