Saudi Arabia Says It's Given $100 Million to Northeast Syria

20 Aug, 2018

Coalition partners have given $300 million, the State Department announced following Saudi Arabia's $100 million contribution Thursday. US President Donald Trump said on Saturday announced that the United States's decision to end the "ridiculous" development fund for Syria and urged the "rich countries" to pay instead.


'Truth isn't truth', says Trump lawyer

20 Aug, 2018

Maybe you know because you're a genius. "At that point, you're right", Todd answered. He said Trump didn't know the meeting was going to take place. President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani admitted Sunday that the controversial 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Trump campaign officials and a Kremlin-linked attorney was to get "dirt" on his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.


Mueller's team wants Papadopoulos to spend 6 months in jail

20 Aug, 2018

But Papadopoulos, according to Mueller, repeatedly denied that he interacted with the professor before to joining the campaign team. Most immediately, those statements substantially hindered investigators' ability to effectively question the Professor when the Federal Bureau of Investigation located him in Washington, D.C.


Qatar extends Rs 34.89 cr aid for flood-hit Kerala

20 Aug, 2018

The India Meteorological Department ( IMD ) said there is no alert for heavy showers for the next four days in the state, and that the intensity of rainfall had decreased over the past two days. Rescue workers have yet to reach many flooded areas, some too narrow for boats to navigate. Reporting from Mumbai, NPR's Lauren Frayer says that, "tens of thousands of people have been rescued from flooded homes.


Michael Cohen’s attorney has been reaching out to Watergate’s John Dean

20 Aug, 2018

Let's try to navigate through this Beltway Hall of Mirrors. This fits the media narrative that Mr. Trump is covering up his collusion with Russian Federation and his obstruction. "It is not clear that Mr. Trump appreciates the extent to which Mr. McGahn has cooperated with the special counsel", the Times reported . McGahn's testimony would be even more important if Trump does not sit for an interview with Mueller.


Trump says DC rained on military parade, will go to Paris instead

20 Aug, 2018

The Republican president had requested a parade to honour USA military veterans and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One after marvelling at the Bastille Day military parade he attended in Paris previous year. "Whoever told you that is probably smoking something that is legal in my state but not in most states", Mattis said, referring to his home state of Washington.


Rescuers help people in flooded Kerala

19 Aug, 2018

During the aerial survey, the Prime Minister was accompanied by the Governor, the Chief Minister, Shri K.J. Alphons (Union Minister of State) and officials. A woman at Aranmula near Alapuzha said they had not had any food or water for two days. Not able to communicate in the afternoon. Mobile phone operators have been offering free data and SMS messages across Kerala since Saturday to assist with distress calls.


Magnitude 3.2 Earthquake Strikes Near Big Bear: USGS

19 Aug, 2018

The director of Fiji's Mineral Resources Department, which runs the country's seismology unit, told Reuters on Sunday the natural disaster was widely felt, but there were no reports of damage. The hardest hit region was in the north of the island. More than 350,000 people fled their homes after that quake to shelter in government-provided tents or makeshift structures in open fields.


Vladimir Putin attends Austrian Foreign Minister's wedding before talks with Merkel

19 Aug, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has danced arm-in-arm with Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding, before arriving in Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel . With protesters audible Saturday outside the guesthouse in Meseberg, Putin also raised the issue of humanitarian aid and funding for global reconstruction in Syria .


Shanann Watts planning gender reveal party before her alleged murder

19 Aug, 2018

Chris Watts' attorneys asked a court Friday to require pathologists conducting autopsies to swab the little girls' necks and hands for DNA, court filings show. Shanann and Chris Watts appeared to be happy during their June vacation. Close friends are looking for any clues from their past conversations with the Watts family.


Pentagon: Chinese pilots 'likely' training for US targets

18 Aug, 2018

The defense expenditure is expected to rise to $240 billion over 10 years. On Thursday, the Office of the Secretary of Defense released its annual report to Congress regarding military and security developments involving the People's Republic of China .


Bridge Collapses Near Italian City Of Genoa

18 Aug, 2018

A bridge has collapsed in Italy's northwestern city of Genoa sending vehicles falling almost 100 metres to the ground and killing at least 35 people, according to local authorities. Inaugurated in 1967, it is 45 metres high, just over a kilometre. The bridge was built back in the 1960s and had been enforced in 2016. Italy's ambulance service says "dozens" of people have been killed after a motorway bridge collapsed near the northwestern city of Genoa.


Putin asks Kim Jong-un for urgent summit

18 Aug, 2018

Judge Azmi Ariffin ruled Thursday that the prosecution had presented enough evidence for the case against Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong to move forward. Their families maintain the pair were fooled into carrying out the Cold War-style killing, and had been hopeful they would be acquitted, although state prosecutors insisted they had a strong case.


Vatican expresses ‘shame and sorrow’ over United States grand jury report on abuse

18 Aug, 2018

Presley served in Kinston from 1981 to 1983, while Spangenberg was at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Newton Grove and Immaculate Conception Church in Clinton from 1977 to 1979, the diocese said . The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released a grand jury report detailing sex abuse in the Catholic Church, naming over 300 accused clergymen. The statement encouraged "continued reform and vigilance at all levels of the Catholic Church, to help ensure the protection of minors and vulnerable ...


Pres. Trump makes good on threat to revoke Brennan's clearance

18 Aug, 2018

Sanders started the daily press briefing by reading a letter from Trump announcing his decision to revoke Brennan's security clearance and review the security clearances of various ex-officials. "If he chooses to do it for political reasons, I think that's a bad precedent, and it's a very sad commentary, and it's an abuse of the system", Clapper said last month when it first emerged that Trump was weighing revoking the clearances of former officials.


60 former Central Intelligence Agency officials sign letter against Trump's security clearance decision

18 Aug, 2018

In a statement , ex-CIA bosses appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents - including Robert Gates, George Tenet, Porter Goss, Leon Panetta and David Petraeus - denounced Mr Trump's decision to strip Mr Brennan of his security clearance.


Death toll from deadly Kabul attack now at 34

18 Aug, 2018

I'm here to get his body", said Abdul Khaliq, waiting outside the Isteqlal hospital. He said he "prayed" that no one else would experience what he had. "This violence must stop. Children are not, and must never be the target of violence". "They achieved a degree of disquiet", he said, but nothing more.


Federal Judge Denies CNN Request To Dox Jurors In Manafort Trial

18 Aug, 2018

The judge in the trial of ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort says he will not release the names of jurors because of fears for their safety. He faces 18 felony counts on tax evasion and bank fraud. "In some cases, juries reach quick decisions on almost all the charges but take a long time to decide what to do with a final charge or two that they think may not have been proven beyond a reasonable doubt ", Abramson said.


Pakistan condoles death of ex-Indian PM Vajpayee

18 Aug, 2018

Though then Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang who had not resigned his LoK Sabha seat yet also pressed the no button, it was Mr Soz who was credited by the opposition for bringing the 13-month old government down. Pakistan on Thursday extended their condolences at the sad demise of the three-time former prime minister of India and said the government and people of Pakistan extend their heartfelt condolences to his family and to the government and people of India.


America's Largest Veterans Group Rains on Trump's Parade

17 Aug, 2018

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss early planning estimates that have not yet been finalized or released publicly. A military parade requested by U.S. But the veterans group believes that with troops still deployed overseas in the fight against terrorism, "the parade money would be better spent fully funding the Department of Veterans Affairs and giving our troops and their families the best care possible".


Outcry in Australia Over 'Final Solution' Speech

17 Aug, 2018

Anning, who has been in parliament for less than a year has entered into a lose alliance with several conservative independent lawmakers that has boosted his otherwise inconsequential role in Australia's upper house. A member of the minor Katter's Australian Party, Anning was unapologetic about using the same phrase Nazi leaders used in planning the Holocaust during World War II.


Atal Bihari Vajpayee no more, confirms AIIMS | Former Prime Minister was 93

17 Aug, 2018

The body of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been taken to his residence in the national capital where people can pay their last respects, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. After PM Modi, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi also paid a visit. Vajpayee, who pursued both nuclear weapons and peace talks with Pakistan.


Turkey, Russia agree on partial lifting of visas

17 Aug, 2018

The U.S. has already doubled steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey and slapped sanctions on two Cabinet ministers. "When anyone faces any charges, regardless of the person's citizenship, that person will have to go through the judicial process", he said.


Special counsel team wraps up in Manafort case

17 Aug, 2018

The government says Manafort hid around $16 million USA in income from the IRS between 2010 and 2014 by disguising money he earned advising politicians in Ukraine as loans and hiding it in foreign banks. The case stands as the first major test for special counsel Robert Mueller, who is now leading the probe into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election - including whether there was any collusion between President Donald Trump campaign associates and the Kremlin.


Mortal remains of former PM being moved to BJP HQs

17 Aug, 2018

During the course of his term in office, Mr Vajpayee undertook a number of reforms and kept the economy on track while continuing the liberalisation process of the previous government. Vajpayee returned as the party's prime leader, delivering one unforgettable speech in Parliament after another. Guleria has served as personal physician to Vajpayee for over three decades.



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