N Korea recommits to denuclearising Korean peninsula

08 Sep, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump disparages the New York Times as he speaks following a meeting with sheriffs from across the country at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2018. To make sure the event is seen around the world, North Korea has invited a large contingent of foreign media to cover it and the other events including the military parade.


No containment yet on fast-moving California wildfire

08 Sep, 2018

On Wednesday, flames raced across Interstate 5, chasing a number of truckers from their vehicles before flames engulfed their abandoned rigs, though no serious injuries were reported. Containment is up to 89% on the Hirz Fire, and is expected to be fully contained by Sunday. "The worst may be yet to come", Commissioner David Jones warned at a San Francisco news conference, noting that California wildfires are typically more destructive after September 1.


Storm prompts North Carolina State of Emergency

08 Sep, 2018

James Morrow, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Raleigh, said Friday that it will be early next week before forecasters can more accurately determine the storm's path. It is not yet known if Florence will make landfall. Tropical Storm Florence has winds of 65 mph on Saturday morning as it is located 840 miles southeast of Bermuda.


UK Professor Mifsud who linked Trump campaign with Russian Federation dead

08 Sep, 2018

According to Politico's Kyle Cheney , the Papadapoulos' lawyer blamed Trump saying, "The president of the United States hindered this investigation more than George Papadopoulos ever could", citing the president's attacks on the investigation as a " witch hunt " and "fake news".


Dallas officer enters apartment thinking it's her own, fatally shoots man inside

08 Sep, 2018

That was the case for Botham Shem Jean , a 26-year-old from St. Lucia who was living in Dallas. The officer called 911, and Dallas Fire Rescue rushed the man to the hospital. Jean, originally from the island of St. Lucia, came to the USA to study at the Christian Harding University in Arkansas, per NBC , where he is remembered as "always friendly, always smiling".


Former Trump aide George Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison

08 Sep, 2018

According to the indictment, Papadopoulos was told by a Maltese professor in April 2016 that Russian officials had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton in the form of "thousands of emails". He gave false statements about his contacts to the FBI, which the FBI said impeded their investigation into the extent that Russian meddling may have worked its way into the campaign.


Trump Punches Back After Obama Attacked Him In Speech

07 Sep, 2018

Interested in Barack Obama? Speaking at the University of Illinois' flagship campus in Urbana-Champaign, Obama warned that "the biggest threat to our democracy is indifference". "Let's just remember when this economy started" improving, he said. In a healthy democracy it doesn't work, Obama schooled. He criticized the divisive politics of the Trump era and took aim at recent Republican policy moves such as the $1.5 trillion in tax cuts that ballooned the nation's budget deficit.


Four killed - including suspect - after gunman opens fire inside downtown Cincinnati bank

07 Sep, 2018

He died at the scene, Isaac said . No motive for the carnage had immediately been determined. It is now unclear if the gunman shot himself or was killed by officers. Bank manager Greg Harshfield told CNN affiliate WXIX that he could hear the shooting unfold from an upper floor of the building. "She walked in the door and he shot her", Mr Cain added.


Moon names chief security adviser as special envoy to N. Korea

07 Sep, 2018

Moon, who discussed his plans with President Donald Trump by telephone on Tuesday, said his envoys had a crucial task that could determine the prospects for lasting peace. Senior U.S. administration officials are believed to be very reluctant to take such a step unless they see concrete action from Pyongyang in dismantling at least part of its nuclear arsenal.


Anonymous peeks behind the White House curtain

07 Sep, 2018

Trump said. Pompeo blamed the publication of the op-ed on a media that he said is trying to undermine Trump, a phenomenon he called "incredibly disturbing". But President Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence lambasted the author of the op-ed, and the New York Times . James Dao, who runs the Times op-ed page, told CNN he received the article several days ago through an intermediary, but had spoken directly with its author.


Investor sues Tesla alleging scheme to 'burn' short sellers

07 Sep, 2018

That period ended after the New York Times published an interview in which Mr Musk , who owns about one-fifth of Tesla , described severe stress he faced running the Palo Alto, California-based company. He alleged that Mr Unsworth had spent decades visiting and living in Thailand, recently moving to Chiang Rai in northern Thailand "for a child bride who was about 12 years old at the time ".


White House in meltdown after Trump hunts mole

07 Sep, 2018

As striking as the essay was the long list of officials who plausibly could have been its author. Vice President Mike Pence , Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats were among those who issued denials.


British Airways investigating data breach from 380000 card payments

07 Sep, 2018

IAG said the data breach had been resolved and the website was working normally, and that no travel or passport details were stolen. The airline has asked its customers to take advice from their banks or credit card providers on the matter if they believe they have been affected by this breach.


United States sanctions allies of Syria's Assad amid fears over Idlib attack

07 Sep, 2018

Putin, who backs the Damascus regime, was to meet the leaders of fellow government ally Iran and rebel backer Turkey to determine the future of the northwestern province on the Turkish border. Seized from government forces in 2015, Idlib and adjacent areas form the final major chunk of Syrian territory are still under opposition control, home to some three million people, with around half of them displaced from other parts of the country, according to the United Nations.


Taliban Announce: Founder Of Much-Feared Haqqani Network Dies At 72

07 Sep, 2018

The Taliban statement hailed Haqqani as a "prominent jihadi figure, religious scholar, exemplary warrior and pioneer of celebrated jihads" and said he died after being "ill and bedridden for the past several years". One of the most resilient of Afghanistan's insurgents, Haqqani joined the Taliban when they overran Kabul in September 1996. The Haqqani network was one of several militant groups that operated from the tribal areas along the Afghan-Pakistan border following the US-led ...


Judge orders pair who fundraised for homeless man to testify

07 Sep, 2018

Bobbitt and his attorney say that more $400,000 raised by McClure and her boyfriend in a GoFundMe campaign meant to lift him out of homelessness, has vanished without ever reaching him. But suddenly, she had a new BMW , and the couple were taking vacations to Florida, California and Las Vegas, Bobbitt told the Inquirer . He also said the company gave $20,000 to an account set up by Bobbitt's attorney "to provide assistance" to him during the investigation.


Mueller will accept Trump's written responses as first step

07 Sep, 2018

Currently, Mueller's team and the president's legal counsel are still discussing whether or not Trump will speak with Mueller. Some of Trump's advisers viewed Mueller's new letter as a sign of begrudging acceptance that he would lose a legal battle to compel the president to testify.


Brazil museum fire ruins 700 ancient Egyptian artifacts

07 Sep, 2018

Still, Duffek said, the potential loss of such items - and everything else in the museum's collection - is devastating. Previously home to the Brazilian imperial family, the National Museum was considered the country's oldest scientific institution, as well as an important research facility for students and academics.


Pompeo, Mattis participate in talks in India

07 Sep, 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are being hosted in Delhi by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman . The presence of U.S. troops in Afghanistan has heightened United States sensitivity to the rivalry between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan. However, he said that "China is a big elephant in the room in any discussion between New Delhi and Washington as far as the India-Pacific region is concerned".


Series of explosions reported at Syrian military airport

06 Sep, 2018

The French president later stated that he apprehended a unsafe humanitarian crisis in Idlib, stating that France anticipated Russian Federation and Turkey to pressure the Syrian government over the deteriorating situation in the province. The official denied reports that senior Syrian officials were at the site. Tahrir al-Sham, which includes the al Qaeda-linked group formerly known as Nusra Front, is the most powerful jihadist alliance in Idlib.


North Korea's Kim Jong-un says faith in Trump 'unchanged'

06 Sep, 2018

Chung also said that Kim expected rewards for active denuclearization measures conducted by North Korea . "The United States shouldn't delay any further an end-of-war declaration, which the USA president promised at the Singapore summit ", the North's state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper stated in an editorial, Reuters reported.


Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin

06 Sep, 2018

A video of the incident shows Perabo shouting, along with other protesters, during a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington DC. The majority of Leahy's half hour of questioning was spent asking about correspondence between Kavanaugh and Manuel Miranda , the former Republican staff member responsible for promulgating the stolen information during Kavanaugh's time as a lawyer for the White House under President George W.


India's top court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling

06 Sep, 2018

Though in recent years more and more Indians have come out, and acceptance of gay, lesbian and transgender people has grown to some degree, the fact that intimate behaviour was still criminalised created much shame and discouraged countless Indians from coming out.


Barnier: UK should seek a Canada-style deal

05 Sep, 2018

Lord King told the BBC: 'Frankly, if a government can not take action to prevent some of these catastrophic outcomes, whatever position you take on the European Union , it illustrates a whole lack of preparation. The plan infuriated Brexit-backers in May's Conservative party including Johnson, who quit the government in protest. "A government that can not take action to prevent some of these catastrophic outcomes illustrates a whole lack of preparation", he said.


U.S. threatens to 'respond swiftly' if Assad uses chemical weapons

05 Sep, 2018

Two Russian Sukhoi-34 planes on Tuesday wiped out a workshop of Jabhat al-Nusra (outlawed in Russia ) in Syria's Idlib province where the militants were making attack drones and kept explosives in store. Since May 2017, Idlib has been protected by a partial ceasefire following a de-escalation agreement between Turkey, Iran, and Russian Federation. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday that at least nine civilians, including five children from the same ...



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