Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said he excepts to see the text of the Senate bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare on Thursday as Senate Republicans eye a vote on the legislation next week. “I am going to vote for this bill or vote against this bill determined based on how it affects people in Tennessee and actually how it affects our nation. And my understanding is I’m going to see it on Thursday,” Corker told MSNBC. Source The Hill
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China’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday once again asked India to withdraw all its troops and equipment from Chinese territory, as the border standoff in the Dong Lang (Doklam) area approaches its second month. Source: People’s Daily
Top Turkish and Russian economy officials are set to discuss key economic, political, technical and trade issues at an international fair in the Aegean city of İzmir, which will start on Aug. 18 and last until Aug. 27. Source: Daily News
The Defense Ministry plans to introduce a land-based Aegis missile defense system to respond to North Korea’s missile threats and will seek funding in the next fiscal year to cover system design costs, a government source said Wednesday.