Trump Says Jeff Sessions Should 'Stop This Rigged Witch Hunt Right Now'

02 Aug, 2018

Trump first quoted Alan Dershowitz. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that President Trump has "every right" to be "deeply" frustrated that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russian Federation probe. Trump has asked Jeff Sessions , his trusted lieutenant and the US Attorney General, to stop both the probe and Mueller. Mr Rosenstein is the one who appointed Mr Mueller and has the authority to fire him.


Trump calls Kochs a 'total joke' after break with GOP candidate

02 Aug, 2018

Some Trump loyalists were furious at perceived contradictions in the Koch network's behaviour and anxious that it could complicate the president's 2020 re-election. The Koch network campaigned heavily for passage of tax cuts that Trump signed into law previous year and praised his judicial picks. His younger brother, David Koch, retired from the company and network in June.


China welcomes United States infrastructure push in Asia

02 Aug, 2018

The announcement, to be made at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce forum in Washington , comes at a time when trade frictions with China have given U.S. trade diplomacy a sharper edge. The United States Trade and Development Agency signed an agreement on new energy development in India, and launched a liquefied natural gas cooperation programme with Japan.


Passengers tell of escape after Aeromexico aircraft smashed into ground

02 Aug, 2018

On average, about 56 percent of passengers survive airline accidents in which at least one person is killed. Embraer, the plane's manufacturer, said in a statement that technicians were sent to the crash site and that it was "aware of the accident".


Robert Mugabe's old party wins Zimbabwe election without him

02 Aug, 2018

Even before the violence, European Union observers questioned the conduct of the presidential and parliamentary vote , the first since Mugabe's forced resignation after almost 40 years in charge of the southern African nation. Out of the total 210 constituencies, the commission has released results from 152 constituencies with ZANU-PF winning 109 seats and largest opposition party, MDC Alliance taking only 41.


Paul Manafort fraud trial: Manafort accused of amassing "secret income"

02 Aug, 2018

Manafort's defense team, meanwhile, pointed blame at his longtime deputy Rick Gates, who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and lying to investigators after being charged alongside Manafort. Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington , DC, U.S., June 21, 2017.


State Dept: North Korea Has Committed to Denuclearization

02 Aug, 2018

During his Senate testimony on July 25, Pompeo said that factories in North Korea "continue to produce fissile material ". The lack of info about the supposed remains of United States servicemen from the Korean War will cause the process of identification to take years, according to CNN .


Facebook uncovers attempts to influence upcoming U.S. elections

02 Aug, 2018

Mark Warner (D-VA), who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, commended Facebook for its swift action. There was also an effort to amplify the "Abolish ICE" message pushed by liberals, the source said. Facebook said it uncovered coordinated activity on issues like a sequel to last year's deadly "Unite the Right" white supremacist rally in Charlottesville , Va., in which anti-fascist protesters clashed with white nationalists, one of whom struck and killed a peaceful protester with ...


Trump Tweets That Collusion Is Not A Crime. The Internet Disagrees

01 Aug, 2018

On Monday, Meyers reminded his viewers that Trump said the hacker could be "some guy in New Jersey". "I don't even know if that's a crime, colluding about Russians". On Friday, Trump tweeted that he "did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr". "But there's no collusion", Trump said. Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has said he'd be willing to go on the record with the special counsel and say the president did indeed know about the meeting.


Gun Rights Activists Defy Court Ruling, Post 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints Online

01 Aug, 2018

President Donald Trump says he is consulting with the National Rifle Association over whether it makes sense for a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun. District Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle puts that plan on hold for now. "It is a public safety issue", said Penzone, who has been an outspoken critic of allowing the blueprints to be distributed.


Remains of foreign soldiers 'likely to be American': US agency

01 Aug, 2018

That could then allow the North to demand the pullout of 28,500 US troops deployed in South Korea . Decades after the end of the Korean War in 1953 , the remains of dozens of presumed U.S. United Nations and US military personnel take part in a repatriation ceremony for the remains of suspected Korean War troops at the Osan air base in South Korea, Aug.


Zimbabwe's Election Commission Announces Majority Win for Ruling Party

01 Aug, 2018

The results of Zimbabwe's presidential race - between Mr Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa - will be announced after all votes have been counted, the commission said . The predicted outcome was a run-off between the two men with each falling short of the 50 percent plus one vote requirement to win outright. President Emmerson Mnangagwa on August 1 called for peace as police fired water cannon and teargas at opposition supporters in Harare over alleged fraud in Zimbabwe's ...


Caught on bodycam: Fatal police shooting in Minneapolis

01 Aug, 2018

Blevins under those circumstances was authorized", Freeman said . His decision came after the city released the officers' body-camera video late on Sunday. The video shows it come into view as he looks over his left shoulder at the officers, before he is shot. "We're exhausted of watching these snuff movies by the Minneapolis Police Department and we're exhausted of it", screamed John Thompson, a close friend of Philando Castile who was fatally shot by a St.


Manafort Drops Appeal of Civil Case Against Mueller

01 Aug, 2018

Manafort is charged with failing to report the existence of foreign bank accounts to the Internal Revenue Service and bank fraud related to several multi-million-dollar loans he obtained from various banks. Mueller says Manafort et al., should be able to juggle all of this just fine and finish their homework in a week . In court on Wednesday, prosecutor Greg Andres asked Rabin, who produced TV ads for Manafort in Ukraine, about Rick Gates, Manafort's former business partner who is expected ...


Will the Iranians talk to Donald Trump? | Iran

01 Aug, 2018

The head of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) has said that Iranian officials would never meet with Donald Trump , "or any other U.S. Many Iranians find it hard to believe that the man who is trying to destroy their economy, and has banned them from flying to the USA, can be trusted.


Trump rallies Florida supporters for Ron DeSantis as governor

01 Aug, 2018

The president delivered a hearty endorsement for Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis as he wades into Florida's competitive gubernatorial primary. Trump , who is seeking Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court in the fall, also made the case that voters need to elect more Republicans, pointing to Democratic opposition to his pick.


States suing Trump administration, company over 3D guns

01 Aug, 2018

Defense Distributed announced it plans to make 3D gun blueprints - including a single-shot pistol called "The Liberator", an AR-15 lower receiver, and a complete Beretta M9 handgun - available on August 1, after reaching a settlement with the federal government.


Trump steps up his rhetoric on the border

01 Aug, 2018

Trump made it clear in the meeting he wanted $5 billion to fund his border wall, according to a report in Politico , but he signaled to the congressional leaders he'd be willing to wait until after the midterms. They have the strength to derail legislation in the closely divided Senate. No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Richard Durbin of IL said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen should resign and that someone "has to accept responsibility" for policies that show "the extremes this ...


Puan delivers invitation to Kim Jong-un to attend Asian Games

01 Aug, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged last week that North Korea was continuing "to produce fissile material ". The North Koreans aren't puttering around with new missiles for their health. officials on Friday, a USA defense official told CNN. A USA official said Washington was "concerned" by North Korean violations of UN-approved sanctions, including illegal shipments of oil by sea.


North Korea appears to be building one or two ICBMs

31 Jul, 2018

The newspaper, quoting "officials familiar with the intelligence", says North Korea is working on "one and possibly two liquid-fueled ICBMs" at its Sanumdong facility on the outskirts of Pyongyang. A bright-red covered trailer, identical to the those the country used to transport previous ICBMs, was photographed on July 7 at the facility's loading area.


Pres. Trump Willing to Meet with Iranian Leaders

31 Jul, 2018

Iran, however, responded that the way back to talks was for the United States to return to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers. Trump's remarks represented a marked softening in rhetoric from a week ago, when he lashed out at President Rouhani in a tweet , saying: "Never, ever threaten the United States again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before ".


Motel fire kills mother, 5 of her children in US

31 Jul, 2018

The fire occurred early Saturday at Cosmo Extended Stay Motel in Sodus (SO'-dis) Township in southwestern Michigan's Berrien County. Her husband, Samuel Curtis, 36, and her 1-year-old daughter were staying in the same room but survived the fire, said Chief Deputy Robert Boyce, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office.


Manchin is first Democratic senator to meet with Kavanaugh

31 Jul, 2018

While Paul says nominees should be judged on their character, views, and opinions, he notes nobody will "ever completely agree with a nominee". "After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have chose to support his nomination", Paul tweeted on Monday.


U.S. states make last-minute legal bid to halt 3-D online guns

31 Jul, 2018

Despite those victories, the federal government announced a settlement with the firearms groups this month, allowing the 3D gun manuals to be distributed online. They argue that these blueprints would allow criminals easy, unfettered access to firearms. "To have insane people have easy access, to have terrorists have easy access to this kind of website and allow them to make plastic AR 15s undetected - so-called ghost guns - justifies the imagination", he added.


Imran Khan- The ideal match for Pakistan

31 Jul, 2018

The announcement by the All Parties Conference (APC), including the outgoing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), is a fresh obstacle to power for Khan on a day when delayed results finally showed he had won an emphatic victory - though he will need to seek a coalition to form a government.



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