Former spy said Russia had 'Trump over a barrel'

02 Sep, 2018

And on Thursday, he wrote : "Wow, Nellie Ohr , Bruce Ohr's wife, is a Russia expert who is fluent in Russian". Steele - a longtime Federal Bureau of Investigation informant - compiled a dossier using Democratic-funded research that contained salacious, unsubstantiated claims about the president.


Dutch politician calls off anti-Islam cartoon contest

02 Sep, 2018

Thousands of Pakistan's hard-line Islamists have called off their rally after reaching near Islamabad following the cancellation of a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest by a Dutch anti-Muslim lawmaker. The Afghan Taliban statement was issued shortly before Mr. He is accused of preparing to commit a murder and inciting with terrorist intent, among other crimes.


Parliament committee withdraws Expropriation Bill

01 Sep, 2018

TimesLIVE reported May said she would be discussing land reform with President Ramaphosa during her visit. Karabo Tigedi, four, holding the South African flag. Recent news that parliament was withdrawing a land expropriation bill , saw a knee jerk response from the currency, as it strengthened briefly before resuming its weakening trend.


Couple ordered to hand over homeless man’s GoFundMe money

01 Sep, 2018

A couple who raised more than £300,000 for a homeless man have been given 24-hours to hand over the cash he's accused them of pocketing. To thank him for his generosity, McClure set up a GoFundMe page and encouraged people to donate so Bobbitt would no longer have to live on the streets.


McCain procession to include stop at Vietnam Veterans Memorial

01 Sep, 2018

Lawmakers, military brass, and governors from across the nation paid their respects to a maverick and patriot. In spite of dungeon, fire and sword. "It was just us, and it pulled at me to mark the occasion in person", Skemp said. Mr Raymond Gonzales, 70, a veteran of Vietnam and the first Gulf War in 1990, told The Straits Times that Mr McCain had helped him recover after Vietnam.


Trump Revives Criticism Of Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria Death Toll Jumps

01 Sep, 2018

Critics accused him of showing more concern for residents in Texas and Florida after they were hit by hurricanes . From September 2017 to February 2018, 2,975 people died because of Maria, according to a study released by George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health on Tuesday.


USA ends all funding for UN's Palestine refugee agency

01 Sep, 2018

Prior to the revelations regarding the Trump administrations imminent defunding of UNRWA, the US State Department announced it would "redirect" more than $200 million already appropriated for the Palestinians. "The consecutive American decisions represent a flagrant assault against the Palestinian people and a defiance of the United Nations resolutions", Nabil Abu Rdainah said on Friday.


Andrew Gillum, Florida's Upset Democratic Candidate, In An Early Tangle With Trump

31 Aug, 2018

GILLUM: I would ask people to measure me by my actions. "It's not because he's connected to Trump", Mr. Steele said, parrying a suggestion from host Chuck Todd. Switching gears to Arizona's gubernatorial race - incumbent Governor Doug Ducey secured his position in the Republican primary, defeating Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett.


Donald Trump unblocks critics on Twitter as ordered by court

31 Aug, 2018

This comes after a US judge ruled President Trump's Twitter account is a public forum and blocking users violates their right to free speech. It also warned "there is a considerable risk that any decision that may recognize isolated public forums on Twitter will be misunderstood to hold that Twitter , too, can be subject to First Amendment scrutiny.


United States must share its intelligence on Syria rebels, says Turkey

31 Aug, 2018

Key brokers held last-ditch talks on Thursday on the fate of Syria's only remaining rebel-held province, hoping to stave off a government offensive the United Nations has warned could spark catastrophe. There were still negotiations over the offensive going on between Russian Federation and Turkey, as well as with Iran which also supports Assad regime in the war, the source said.


New Mexico Interstate 40 crash in Thoreau leaves 'multiple dead'

31 Aug, 2018

Where was the bus traveling? The exact number of injured people is still being evaluated, state police said. How many people were on board? A motorist who came upon the scene described it as chaotic as passengers were on the ground and people were screaming.


French and British fishing boats clash in scallop war skirmish

30 Aug, 2018

This sea battle took place in worldwide waters. French fisherman in the region have accused their British counterparts of depleting fish stocks during the summer months, and have called for United Kingdom fisherman to be subject to the same laws.


Theresa May pledges US$5.15bn to support African economies

30 Aug, 2018

Her visit is the first by a British PM to sub-Saharan Africa in five years. May's comments come a week after US President Donald Trump announced plans to have his administration probe farm killings and land expropriation in South Africa .


Trump supports halt to 'war games,' blames China: statement

30 Aug, 2018

USA website Vox has reported Trump is refusing to sign a declaration to end the 1950-53 Korean War until North Korea undertakes denuclearisation. Kim told South Korean President Moon Jae-in that his sister and delegation were in awe of South Korea's bullet trains, which they travelled in to get to the Pyeongchang Olympics in February.


Trump bows to pressure, orders flags lowered for McCain

30 Aug, 2018

The White House lowered its USA flag to half-staff, raised it back up and on Monday lowered it again after the death of Senator John McCain , in an unusual and confusing break with protocol on the passing of a national leader. "This evening, the @WhiteHouse flag has been lowered to half-staff in honor of Senator John McCain ..." wrote Scavino. "On the behalf of the American Legion's 2 million wartime veterans, I strongly urge you to make an appropriate presidential proclamation ...


Top White House lawyer to leave as Russian Federation probe heats up

30 Aug, 2018

The White House counsel is among the most critical - and yet least visible - positions within the West Wing, with input on a range of issues from policy to personnel to national security. Bush's administration who advised President Clinton during his impeachment and has been leading the White House response to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation influence investigation.


John McCain's 106-year-old mother expected to attend burial

30 Aug, 2018

And this morning, the White House flag was raised back to full-staff only hours after being lowered to honor McCain's passing. Former presidents and politicians have been leading the tributes for the long-time Republican. "Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here", McCain wrote.


Mattis says USA support for coalition 'not unconditional'

30 Aug, 2018

More than 17,000 Yemeni civilians were killed or injured between March 2015, when the civil war began, and last week, according to data compiled by the United Nations human rights office. Charles Garraway , one of the authors of the United Nations report, spoke earlier today. They add that the naval and air restrictions imposed by the coalition on rebel-held areas to halt alleged weapons smuggling may also constitute a violation of the proportionality rule of worldwide humanitarian law, ...


Times Square abuzz as bees swarm hot dog stand

29 Aug, 2018

The honeybees descended on a food cart umbrella near the corner of 43rd Street and Broadway around 2 p.m. NYPD beekeepers - yes, they're a real thing - responded to the scene to vacuum and contain the critters in a humane fashion. There are no reports of any injuries as a result of the swarm. "Unfortunately, they won't be able to make any honey this season", said Mays, explaining that they will have to be well fed to make it through the winter.


Hurricane death toll 3000

29 Aug, 2018

Bethzaida Rosado said government and health care officials were not prepared for the storm, and she is still angry her 76-year-old mother died because oxygen tanks were not available on the island after the hurricane. The report was conducted in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico Graduate School of Public Health and was commissioned by Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello .


Federal judge grants preliminary injunction in 3D-printed gun case

29 Aug, 2018

The state department agreed to allow a Texas company to publish an arsenal of firearms blueprints online. Cody Wilson - the owner of Defense Distributed - wanted to post the plans online so citizens could arm themselves without having to deal with licenses, serial numbers and registrations.


Russian Federation claims Syrian rebels planning Idlib chemical weapons attack

29 Aug, 2018

As noted, Nauert said a request to Russian Federation to support OPCW efforts to bring to justice the Syrian authorities for the use of chemical weapons . " A military solution there will cause catastrophe", Cavusoglu said at a press conference in Moscow with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. Cavusoglu also said the political process in Syria should be started as soon as possible, stating that a list of member-candidates for a constitutional committee was submitted.


Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation

29 Aug, 2018

Russian Federation is claiming the U.K.is supporting rebels who are planning to stage a chemical attack in Syria to frame the government. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said last week that Iran should remove its forces from Syria.


Condolences pour in after the death of John McCain

29 Aug, 2018

He was the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was a frequent critic as well as a target of his fellow Republican, Trump, who was elected president in November 2016. McCain would have turned 82 next week. John McCain , R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Tampa, Fla. He was a two-time presidential candidate, but lost the nomination to George W.


Gwen Graham the Favorite to Win Democratic Primary, Poll Shows

29 Aug, 2018

Ron DeSantis appeared in early returns Tuesday night to be on his way to winning the Republican gubernatorial nomination against a veteran politician once presumed to be the heavy favorite to be Florida's next governor. He had become one of the most powerful Republicans in Congress before deciding to run for agriculture commissioner. Scott's victory in the GOP primary is a "foregone conclusion", according to theTampa Bay Times , which notes that the governor faces a primary ...



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