Democrats furious over congressman's Ocasio-Cortez diss

28 Jul, 2018

Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez's communications director, said the primary win helped put Ocasio-Cortez on a national stage and that her victory speech on June 26 inspired people nationwide. While figures from both parties say her policies are too progressive and socialist, her supporters claim that she and others like her represent a real threat to the status quo and have simply rattled the establishment.


'We were unlucky': Greece asks for help as twin wildfires kill dozens

28 Jul, 2018

Many people fled to the sea to try to escape the flames as they tore through towns near Athens , stoked by high winds, reducing pine forests to ash and devouring hundreds of buildings. The coastguard and other ships have rescued nearly 700 people who fled the coast by jumping into the ocean, and pulled survivors and bodies from the sea, the BBC reported .


With deadline approaching, U.S. scrambles to reunite migrant families

27 Jul, 2018

Another 217 parents were already released into the US, according to the court document , and the government is now reviewing cases for 463 parents that it believes are no longer in the USA and were most likely deported. Trump's hopes of ending the practice of "catch and release", which the president had blamed for spurring a new wave of illegal immigration . After two separate deadlines in 30 days to reunite thousands of children affected by this policy, the fallout from the family ...


Israel to build 400 new settlements

27 Jul, 2018

Daniel Nadav said he rushed to his neighbor's home after hearing screaming. The desperate fight for the life of a terror victim, Yotam Ovadia, who was stabbed repeatedly by a 16-year-old Arab terrorist on Thursday night, ended early Friday.


GOP Lawmakers Launch Bid to Impeach Rod Rosenstein

27 Jul, 2018

The House is scheduled to leave for that recess Thursday. They charge that Rosenstein has a conflict of interest in Mueller's probe, stating that he is a "witness" that could be called in the ongoing investigation into potential abuse since he signed off on an FBI surveillance renewal application to wiretap Carter Page , a former adviser to the Trump campaign.


White House Postpones Second Putin Summit Until After 'Russia Witch Hunt'

27 Jul, 2018

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he believed Moscow will work hard to sway November congressional elections toward Democrats and not his fellow Republicans, despite US intelligence agencies' conclusion that Russian Federation tried to put Trump in the White House in 2016.


Syria's Quneitra province, on Israel's doorstep

27 Jul, 2018

The local health authority put the toll at 96 killed and 176 wounded . The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government fighters have entered the destroyed city of Quneitra after the end of terrorist presence there. While the jihadis have lost control of all but a sliver of Syria's eastern desert and pockets of the southern countryside, the group has morphed into an insurgency and maintains sleeper cells inside territory controlled by both President Assad and Syria's rebels.


White House defends decision to bar CNN reporter from event

27 Jul, 2018

Fact-based reporting aside, eyebrows have been raised over the subjective nature of some of the commentary from its anchors, celebrities in their own right with a powerful following and multi-million-dollar contracts. Yet others see no rational explanation for the extent of the president's ire. CNN president Jeff Zucker was previously at NBC Universal, the man who green-lighted reality show " The Apprentice " that turned Trump into a household name, ultimately paving the way for his ...


Egyptian zoo accused of painting donkey to look like zebra

27 Jul, 2018

Mahmoud Sarhan posted an image on Facebook with the animal at Cairo's International Garden municipal park, and it has more than a passing resemblance to a donkey. In 2013, a Henan province zoo in China tried to pass off a Tibetan mastiff as a lion, and in 2017 another one put inflatable penguins in their enclosure.


Aircraft carrying remains of US Korean War dead arrives in S. Korea

27 Jul, 2018

Thank you to Kim Jong Un ", Trump wrote on Twitter. An Associated Press journalist at the base outside the capital Seoul saw the plane land Friday, and the White House earlier confirmed that North Korea has turned over the potential remains.


Sisters Stabbed, 1 Killed In BART Station Attack, Father Pleads For Justice

26 Jul, 2018

BART Police says it has ramped up patrols and working video cameras have been placed throughout stations and on the cars. Three sisters were senselessly attacked by a maniac at the Oakland MacArthur BART train station Sunday night upon their return from a family outing.


U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson leaves prison in Turkey

26 Jul, 2018

Brunson, an evangelical pastor and North Carolina native, will be released from jail in western Turkey and returned to his house because of "health problems", according to the Associated Press . The case was adjourned until October 12. On July 18, a court had again ordered Brunson to remain in prison, defying growing pressure from the U.S. authorities for his release and causing dismay among supporters.


API: US hits record crude oil, NGL production in June

26 Jul, 2018

Data compiled by Reuters shows that India imported about 3.46 million tonnes, or about 279,000 bpd, from Iran between April and June previous year. Qassem Soleimani is the leader of the Quds Force. Meanwhile, Suleimani threatened that the "Red Sea in no longer safe for the USA forces". Following its much-criticized withdrawal from an global nuclear deal with Iran in May, the administration of US President Donald Trump has ramped up its tough rhetoric against Iran .


English court rules woman must stay in 'loveless' marriage

26 Jul, 2018

Mr Owens, 80, has refused to agree to a divorce and denied Mrs Owens' allegations about his behaviour. "I have found this a very troubling case", Judge Brenda Hale wrote. "It is not for us to change the law laid down by Parliament - our role is only to interpret and apply the law that Parliament has given us". Mrs Owens' lawyers said she should not have to prove Mr Owens' behaviour has been "unreasonable", only that she should not "reasonably be expected" to remain with him.


Cricket star Imran Khan declares victory in Pakistan election

26 Jul, 2018

Pakistan Muslim League chief Shahbaz Sharif cast his vote in the eastern city of Lahore soon after polls opened in national elections . Sharif's party tops another poll with 26 percent compared to 25 percent for Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).


Bolton: Putin meeting delayed until after conclusion of Mueller probe

26 Jul, 2018

National security adviser John Bolton said the meeting, which US officials initially planned to have in August, would be delayed. The Trump administration also announced after the president's private Helsinki summit with Putin that no readouts will be released of future discussions with foreign leaders, and the "Morning Joe" contributor said the White House was establishing a troubling pattern.


Iranian leader says Trump's 'empty threats' not worth a response

26 Jul, 2018

ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani: Trump would agree to interview with Mueller if no questions on obstruction Haley: Russia "never will be" friend of US Massachusetts passes NASTY Women Act repealing 173-year-old abortion ban MORE on Monday over his recent threat toward Iran , implying it was meant to divert attention from the president's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week.


Airlines cave to China's Taiwan name demand

26 Jul, 2018

American Airlines has confirmed it has changed how its website refers to Taiwan , a move expected to be followed by two other major United States carriers in an effort to avoid Chinese penalties. Geng Shuang, a spokesman for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, called the airline changes a "positive development". "As with other sectors of the economy, the US airline industry is a global business that must contend with a host of regulations and requirements", Airlines for America, a lobbying ...


Explosion reported outside of United States embassy in Beijing

26 Jul, 2018

A bomb was detonated near the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries other than the bomber himself, according to Chinese and U.S. America remains a hugely popular destination for travel, education and immigration for Chinese citizens. There is no statement from the Chines security officials, while the US Embassy declined to comment in this regard.


Donald Trump's Secret Call with Michael Cohen About Karen McDougal Released

26 Jul, 2018

Cuomo that he wasn't taping it and that their talk was off the record. The affair allegedly dates to 2006. Giuliani contended that the recording would not harm Trump after news broke last week in The New York Times that the recording of Trump and Cohen was among those obtained by prosecutors.


Japan Suffers Deadly Record Heat Wave

26 Jul, 2018

The reading broke the previous record of 105.8 degrees, set August 12, 2013 in the town of Ekawasaki, located on Shikoku Island. The morning low in Seoul was 29.2 C, a record for the country's capital, according to South Korea's weather agency.


Republicans move to impeach deputy attorney general

26 Jul, 2018

Republicans in the House have been discussing possible impeachment action against Rosenstein for some time. The House is scheduled to leave Thursday for the five-week recess. "It's time to hold Mr. Rosenstein accountable for blocking Congress's constitutional oversight role". Most recently, lawmakers have focused on what they call Rosenstein's failure to hand over documents or disclose other information as the main reason he must be removed.


Trump Shifts Trade Tactics With an Olive Branch

26 Jul, 2018

Trump has placed tariffs on imported steel and aluminium, saying they pose a threat to U.S. national security, an argument that the European Union and Canada reject. Previously, the European Union had been threatening to impose major tariffs on $US20 billion of USA goods if Washington pushed ahead with trade levies on imported cars .


Avenatti: Cohen Tapes Contain 'very damaging admissions' By Trump on 'critical issues'

26 Jul, 2018

But his cooperation with the government could prove vital to prosecutors - a scenario that could be made more likely by an open split with Trump. Dershowitz said that Cohen is "not allowed to cooperate with anybody if there's lawyer-client privileged material".


Giuliani: Trump didn't offer to pay cash on tape

26 Jul, 2018

President Trump lashed out at his former lawyer Michael Cohen on Wednesday after Cohen released a tape on which the two discuss buying the story of a woman who said she had an affair with Trump. Cohen replies, "We'll have to pay". Giuliani and Trump have both asserted that Cohen was reimbursed through his $35k monthly retainer. Cohen, the reporter said, has dubbed the tactic the "D" strategy - discredit, distance and deflect.



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