French President Macron planning September visit to Athens http://dlvr.it/Pc7NNQ
Tsipras said to be mulling cabinet reshuffle http://dlvr.it/Pc7NKX
Risk of wildfires spikes as new heat wave begins http://dlvr.it/Pc7NLZ
Tomorrow's front page: Tories face civil war over £36bn+ Brexit bill ... amid calls for Scottish MPs to unite to protect single market place
DAILY EXPRESS FRONT PAGE `Revolt Over £36BN EU Divorce` #skypapers
Tory backbenchers already threatening a rebellion
Vince Cable warns of 'Brexit jihadis' and mounts scathing attack on anti-EU elderly - http://bit.ly/2v9glcI
Government targets climate change and household bills in energy cost review - http://bit.ly/2v94OKj
Report: UK to cap Brexit fee at 40 billion euros http://p.dw.com/p/2hl5W
Government 'prepared to pay £36bn Brexit divorce bill' to kick-start trade talks - http://bit.ly/2v8VgPB
Government acted unlawfully by denying benefits appeals, judges rule - http://bit.ly/2htV7RQ
EU migrants under age of 30 could be given two year visas after Brexit: http://bit.ly/2vBw5X9
Bizarre press release attacking £3 billion additional unfunded government spending. Most of which the Labour Party supported.
Huge story. Was always going to happen but major problem for Tory party: real reason for 2017 general election. Wish I was on air!
Dutch regulator releases codes but withholds manufacturers' names in egg scandal http://p.dw.com/p/2hkWc
Belgium admits it kept quiet about 'tainted' eggs recalled in Germany http://dlvr.it/Pc7QQV
Germany, Civey poll: CDU/CSU-EPP: 37% SPD-S&D: 23% AfD-ENF: 10% FDP-ALDE: 9% LINKE-LEFT: 9% GRÜNE-G/EFA: 8% #Niedersachsen
Governing takes a toll on popularity. This should not come as a surprise.
France pledges to improve asylum seekers' fate, keep economic migrants out http://www.politico.com/www.politico.eu/article/france-pledges-to-improve-asylum-seekers-fate-keep-economic-migrants-out/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter …
RT MalcolmNance RT ThielsChristian: #France has seen 271 jihadi militants return - minister Reuters v JulianeMeyer…
Million-euro payout over exploding whipped cream dispenser in France http://dlvr.it/Pc763g
-GRAPHIC- Protestors under fire in #Caracas
Here's where things stand with the Military - as of now.
Venezuelans watch the military for signs of fraying loyalty - CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - As Venezuela's politica...
Tanks have begun to role out at #FortParamacay.
Caracas today. Small groups of self-styled 'resistencia' members erecting barricades in support of Valencia military base attack
Updated security warning for US Citizens amid reports of demonstrations. https://ve.usembassy.gov/emergency-message-u-s-citizens-protests-valencia-roadblocks-caracas-aug-6-2017/ …
BREAKING: Pro-government police have begun to setup checkpoints along the outskirts of #Caracas.
Ah , first publicly known defection of any part of the Military In Venezuela. This won't be the last defection , even if first is shutdown.
It seems some defected soldiers have been captured by authorities. #Venezuela
Venezuela government claims control after 'terrorist' attack on military base http://trib.al/o9ux4tA
Military coup in the works? >>Venezuela arrests over 'uprising attempt' http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40843494 … #geopolitics
Perfil del Fiscal de la República designado por la ANC, Tarek William Saab - http://bit.ly/2wjrq9o
The unconstitutional and imposed Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly replaced General Attorney,L.Ortega by the Ombudsman,Tarek W. Saab
Remarks from Secretary of State Tillerson at 50th ASEAN Ministerial In Manila.
At ASEAN summit, Sec. Tillerson looks to increase pressure on North Korea after UN Security Council sanctions vote http://abcn.ws/2vBXwzc
U.S. SEC OF STATE TILLERSON HOLDS TALKS WITH #RUSSIA FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES: IFX
ASEAN, China adopt framework for crafting code on South China Sea http://reut.rs/2vE2gVQ
ASEAN Statement delayed on predictable hangups..
Chinese FM called on both the DPRK & the US, South Korea to be accountable to their people and exercise restraint & make right choices.
US- North Korea interactions will be closely watched...
US, South Korea and China welcome tough new UN sanctions against North Korea over its ballistic missile programmes http://aje.io/6k4rs
China - South Korea ties complicated by THAAD...
South Korea calls for ASEAN support for denuclearization of North Korea..
China urges North Korea to stop conducting nuclear missile tests http://hill.cm/LJQ7U8M
Trump 'not discussing' firing Mueller: White House
With respect, this headline (at least) is misleading Any crimes? Rosenstein said Mueller can if within scope of Deputy AG order but ... 1/
Trump’s “dangerously low” support among his base http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2017/08/trumps-dangerously-low-support-among-base/ …
Christie downplays significance of grand jury in Trump-Russia probe: "This is a normal step" http://hill.cm/u1rDxzR
Conway shoots down rumors Pence will for president: He's "getting ready for 2020 - as VP" http://hill.cm/DadeeF3
McConnell says he would consider continuing ObamaCare insurer payments http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2017/08/mcconnell-says-consider-continuing-obamacare-insurer-payments/ …
Deputy AG after Sessions threatened to subpoena journalists: We're after leakers, not journalists http://hill.cm/QwTYf7X
Rosenstein: Trump has not ordered investigation of 'particular people' http://politi.co/2vCqBuu
Swamp Diary Week 11 -> Gone Fishing for Donald Trump: Robert Mueller’s grand jury has a big hole to fill http://politi.co/2vtODIA
THE MEMO: Republicans distancing themselves from Trump's attacks on special counsel Mueller http://hill.cm/ddDVU8T
President Trump’s slowness to nominate members to an energy commission helped delay $13 billion worth of projects http://politi.co/2vCFVr7
Democrats fear Russia probe blowback http://politi.co/2vump03
John Kelly asked WH staff secretary Rob Porter to help vet documents from staff before they reach Trump’s hands. Porter's with Trump in NJ.
John Kelly told WH staff he didn’t care if they came to admin from campaign or Hill or elsewhere--all serve one country. (Photo by Scavino)
John Kelly in speech to White House staff stressed work ethic, and sharply warned them against national security leaks.
Before they left town, Senate Republicans spent the week boxing in Trump on Russia, health care and Robert Mueller http://politi.co/2uesePL
Odds & Ends...
Gulf banks are refusing to extend Qatar deposits https://bloom.bg/2vCeg9s
Qatar-Gulf crisis: All the latest updates http://aje.io/ldc3m
Iranian soldier opened fire on colleagues, injuring 10 of them at base in Kahrizak near Tehran, report says
New: Russia FM Lavrov is to visit Tehran August 8-9 to hold Syria talks with Iranian and Turkish officials
#NorthKorea inaugurates a new embassy in Tehran. Interesting phrase post-Hwasong-14 launch. https://kcnawatch.co/newstream/1501887753-837745888/premises-of-dprk-embassy-in-tehran-inaugurated/ …
Libyan Coastguard sets fire on 21 rubber and wooden boats used by human smugglers to send migrants to EU shores
Saif Qaddafi says Italian deployment is attempt at recolonisation: report - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/08/06/saif-qaddafi-says-italian-deployment-is-attempt-at-recolonisation-report/ …
Majbri condemns Serraj over Italian intrusion - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/08/05/majbri-condemns-serraj-over-italian-intrusion/ …
Very helpful map - location from Deir Ezzor , gauged by different axis and/ or present positions.
ISIS losses on the outskirts in Sukhnah before Syrian Army entered the city yesterday
SAA secures a further 8km on the road Deir Ezzor - Raqqa, and thus total secured highway is 40km~ from east Ukayrishah to Southwest Ma'dan
Syrian Army & allies liberated *Rajm Al Qun, *Telul Al Milh, and *Tal Abu Qal South of Sukhnah
A small group of Da'esh terrorists have been found in Sukhnah. They still haven't given up - reports confirm they are in northwest sector.
Just in: the Syrian Army and Shaytat tribesmen liberated the following areas SE of Sukhnah: Abu Qal, Duhur Rajm Al-Qan, and Tal Al-Maleh.
On northern axis , just four kilometers between SAA forces and Ma'adan, which is the last town controlled by IS in the Raqqa countryside.