Rick Gates Set to Testify Against Ex-Boss Paul Manafort

07 Aug, 2018

Taking the stand on the trial's fifth day, Gates admitted to helping Manafort doctor financial statements, hide sources of foreign income, mislead banks to get loans and cheat on his USA taxes. The jury heard testimony on Friday and Monday (local time) from accountant Cynthia Laporta , who described how Mr Manafort and Mr Gates doctored financial statements and backdated loans.


Chicago weekend gun violence kills 9, injures more than 50

07 Aug, 2018

Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel speaks emotionally to the press about the recent shootings and violence in Chicago, Aug. 6, 2018. The spate of violence erupted just after midnight, and two people were killed and 28 others were hurt in shootings before 3 a.m.


EU regrets United States sanctions on Iran, vows to protect European businesses

06 Aug, 2018

Iran's currency has lost more than half its value since April over United States sanctions. The JCPOA is working and delivering on its goal, namely to ensure that the Iranian programme remains exclusively peaceful, as confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 11 consecutive reports.


Takeaways After First Week of Manafort Trial

06 Aug, 2018

Those money managers said Manafort claimed he didn't control any foreign accounts and left them largely in the dark about his clients. The prosecution is trying to paint Manafort's lavish lifestyle as a reason why he "sought to hide and evade taxes on much of the $60 million he earned as a political consultant to Ukraine's pro-Russia president, Viktor F.


California wildfires claim 7th victim as blazes continue to spread

06 Aug, 2018

Sunday was a "really good day for the River Fire", Cal Fire Operations Section Chief Charlie Blankenheim said during his evening update on the Mendocino Complex fires, explaining that personnel had begun "mopping up" and shifting focus to the Ranch Fire, which grew another 25,000 acres overnight to exceed 200,000 acres.


Venezuela detains 6 in failed drone attack aimed at Maduro

06 Aug, 2018

The statements were made during an encounter with the diplomatic corps accredited in the country to explain the assassination attempt against the president. Trump's national security adviser John Bolton told "Fox News Sunday" that, "If the government of Venezuela has hard information that they want to present to us that would show a potential violation of USA criminal law, we'll take a serious look at it".


Trump drums up support in OH ahead of special election

06 Aug, 2018

Trump's Twitter mistake is the latest slight for Balderson, who is running neck and neck with Democrat Danny O'Connor in a district Trump won by 11 points in 2016. Murphy's observations are nothing new, considering many Republicans have criticized Donald Trump - his trade policies in particular - and considering GOP members who have had the courage to stand up to Trump have had their careers "destroyed" by the POTUS, by his own admission.


Saudi Arabia expelling Canadian ambassador

06 Aug, 2018

And the ministry said Saudi Arabia is recalling its ambassador to Canada in a dispute that appears to be over a tweet on Friday from Global Affairs Canada. Last week, authorities in Saudi Arabia detained two women's rights activists, broadening a campaign of arrests that has drawn worldwide criticism and tainted the kingdom's top-down agenda of change.


Lee wins Tennessee GOP primary for governor

06 Aug, 2018

Meanwhile, support for Trump seemed to help in the Senate race, where Blackburn touted Trump's wall-building immigration crackdown and his U.S. Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh. Bredesen has walked a careful line throughout the campaign, saying he would support Trump on policies that are good for Tennessee and oppose him on those that aren't.


Schreiner calls perceived cuts to social assistance rates 'cruel'

06 Aug, 2018

This week, the newly elected Progressive Conservative government announced it was ending the pilot after just one year, saying it was a "disincentive" for participants to become "productive members of society". "I hadn't thought about it. except to say everything the provincial government does is a matter of discussion for us", he said when asked if he thinks Ottawa should step in to complete the project.


Riot police respond as protests spread for third day in Iran

06 Aug, 2018

Since the USA withdrawal from the Iran deal, Iran's currency has taken a nosedive , soaring up to around 120,000 rials to a dollar. Despite opposition from European allies, Trump in May pulled the United States out of a 2015 deal between world powers and Tehran under which worldwide sanctions were lifted in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear programme.


Yemen ready for United Nations talks as Houthi attacks kill 26

06 Aug, 2018

The attack came on the same day as the planned launch of a cholera vaccination drive, and hours before the United Nations special envoy for Yemen briefed the Security Council in NY, where he presented plans to resume peace talks next month.


Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on Hilary

06 Aug, 2018

Giuliani cautioned that the president's legal team is still undecided and might ultimately refuse to let him meet face-to-face with Justice Department inquisitors. Trump has recently come under fire for his own role in the 2016 meeting, as former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen claimed that the president knew about the meeting in advance - something Trump has previously denied.


Vatican changes teaching to oppose death penalty in all cases

06 Aug, 2018

It added that more effective systems of detention could ensure the protection of citizens without depriving "the guilty of the possibility of redemption". FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis delivers a speech after a meeting with Patriarchs of the churches of the Middle East at the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, southern Italy July 7, 2018.


Israeli PM defends Jewish nation-state law after protest

06 Aug, 2018

Members of Israel's Arabic-speaking Druze minority, which is known for supporting the state and serving in the military, organized a major protest Saturday against the law. "It will also preserve and cultivate Druze heritage". Meanwhile, dozens of protesters also demonstrated against the nation-state law in front of Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon's house in Haifa, the Jerusalem Post said.


Rogue Goats Take Over Idaho Neighborhood. (We're Not Kidding.)

05 Aug, 2018

Dozens of goats have been found roaming around a neighbourhood in Idaho - honestly, we wish we were kidding - geddit? They then began wandering from lawn to lawn, looking for snacks, meeting the neighbours and attracting all the attention.


Trump Vents Rage at Koch Brothers Again

05 Aug, 2018

The warning, presented in a memo to donors, comes amid days of open warfare between the Koch network and Trump Republicans after the President was criticized at the group's summer meeting. Trump, perhaps indirectly, in that Tuesday tweet storm alluded to the reasons why some Republicans voted for him two years ago and continue to support him while questioning some of his tactics and rhetoric.


Man challenges bison in Yellowstone National Park

05 Aug, 2018

The video shows the man grunting at the mammal as Lindsay Jones, who filmed the video, can be heard saying: 'Oh god, I can't watch anymore'. Reinke then travelled to Yellowstone, where local rangers stopped his vehicle on July 31. In May, a woman stumbled across a bison as she came around a bend in a trail, and the startled animal head-butted her off the path. Visitors are required to stay at least 25 yards from animals such as bison and elk, and 100 yards from bears and wolves, park rules ...


Huge Indonesia quake rocks Lombok island

05 Aug, 2018

It was followed by two aftershocks. "Bali. Trembling. So long", Teigen tweeted Sunday. We are on stilts. "It felt like a ride", she wrote . "15 solid seconds of "hooooooly shit this is happening". The region is often hit by quakes, but many are harmless. An Indonesian official said at least three people have been killed after a strong quake struck the popular tourist island of Lombok.


Britons suffer as Spain and Portugal experience record temperatures

05 Aug, 2018

The hot, dry conditions have led to several Portuguese wildfires. Three people have died in Spain as temperatures continue to soar across Europe. A continent-wide heatwave in recent weeks has seen drought and wildfires from Greece to Sweden .


Alps plane crash: 20 feared dead after sightseeing flight smashes into mountain

05 Aug, 2018

The German-built Junker JU52 HB-HOT aircraft, dating from 1939 and nickamed "Iron Annie", was a collectors' aircraft. Ju-Air, which offers flights from Junkers Ju-52 planes, said one of its vehicles was involved in the incident. The company's flight operations were suspended, it said. The plane was operated by JU-Air, an association set-up to keep the planes flying after they were taken out of service by the Swiss Air Force in 1981.


U.S. pledges $300 million in security funding for ASEAN nations

05 Aug, 2018

Negotiations on the code of conduct began in March and both sides arrived at the first draft during talks held two months ago at China's Changsha city, said Balakrishnan. While there have been small signs of progress since the summit, news reports indicate Pyongyang is continuing to build rockets and there have been concerns that the enforcement of United Nations sanctions on the North is being relaxed by some member states.


Venezuela says explosions an attack on Maduro

05 Aug, 2018

Communications Minister Jorge Rodríguez called the incident an "attack" on the leader, reports The Associated Press, and said seven National Guard soldiers were injured. The live television transmission was cut off without explanation. The government says the event was a celebration to mark the 81st anniversary of the country's National Guard.


Osama bin Laden's mum claims he was 'brainwashed' into 9/11

04 Aug, 2018

Ghanem, who lives in a mansion in a wealthy area of Jeddah, said he was a deeply religious individual who "changed" at university. He also said his mother remains "in denial" about Bin Laden 17 years on from the 9/11 attacks, instead blaming the people around him.


Northern California wildfires fires grow

04 Aug, 2018

Firefighters battling deadly and destructive blazes in Northern California faced worsening weather conditions on Friday. The fire, which is almost twice the size of Sacramento, was only partially contained after more than a week. A fire whirl - similar to a tornado - that occurred in the Carr Fire near Redding on July 26 had maximum winds in excess of 143 miles per hour, according to an initial analysis by the National Weather Service and Calfire.



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