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Jeffrey Epstein accuser Courtney Wild speaks about alleged sexual abuse Jeffrey Epstein accuser Courtney Wild speaks about alleged sexual abuse
- July 18, 2019

And we don't know what twists and turns these events will take. but I can assure you that I will continue to act in the company's best interest as this unfolds, and I ask you to do the same. Wild discussed how she was abused by Jeffrey Epstein as a child. Both women spoke in support of keeping Epstein locked up without bail. "But let me assure you that I was NEVER aware of the illegal activity charged in the indictment", he said in the letter. (more...)
Thomas Gallatin: The Real Strategy for Trump and Democrats Thomas Gallatin: The Real Strategy for Trump and Democrats
- July 18, 2019

But the CBS host Gayle King also challenged Pressley over her description of Trump as the "occupant" of the White House. But when asked at a White House press conference if he was anxious that his comments chimed with white supremacists, Mr Trump said: "It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me". (more...)
Dejected Kane Williamson opens up: We didn't lose the final Dejected Kane Williamson opens up: We didn't lose the final
- July 17, 2019

Pakistan's Babar Azam is placed on the third position in the list with 827 points. New Zealand's James Neesham and Martin Guptill squared the ledger from their six deliveries, but couldn't hit the front after Guptill was run out pushing for the win. (more...)
European Union nominee von der Leyen pledges strong action against climate change European Union nominee von der Leyen pledges strong action against climate change
- July 17, 2019

It is believed that an emergency summit will be held next week if Ms Von der Leyen is rejected. The European Parliament voted 383-327 vote with 22 abstentions on Tuesday to approve von der Leyen's nomination. She promised: "A climate-neutral Europe in 2015". She had already pledged the ambitious targets in letters to the two groups the previous day. "I will ensure full gender equality" in her team of 28 commissioners. (more...)
3-year-old dies at Tim Horton's after falling into grease trap 3-year-old dies at Tim Horton's after falling into grease trap
- July 17, 2019

The witness saw the boy and pulled him from the trap and started administering CPR, Camp said. But attempts to revive the boy proved fruitless and he was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Sadie Grace Andrews was playing with her siblings outside an ice cream parlor in Auburn when she stepped on the unsecured lid of a trap. Alabama politicians passed legislation requiring more secure covers after a three-year-old girl died in a 1.8-meter-deep grease trap in Alabama, in October 2017. (more...)
2 persons killed, around 50 feared trapped after building collapses in Mumbai 2 persons killed, around 50 feared trapped after building collapses in Mumbai
- July 17, 2019

At least seven people are believed to have been rescued. It said in an event of mishap they will not be responsible, ANI reported. Housing Minister Radhkrishna Vikhe-Patil said a probe would be ordered into the incident. The entire focus is on rescuing the people trapped. "Investigation will be done", he said. 11 families trapped inside the debris, according to early reports. (more...)
Man arrested in Spain on suspicion of smuggling cocaine under wig Man arrested in Spain on suspicion of smuggling cocaine under wig
- July 17, 2019

The "considerably nervous" man, who arrived on a flight from Bogotá at the end of June, attracted officers' attention because his hairpiece was of "disproportionate size", authorities said Tuesday. Police have previously rumbled attempts to smuggle cocaine in hollowed-out pineapples, plaster casts, wheelchair cushions, breast implants and, in one instance, a 42-piece crockery set. (more...)
Iran nuclear deal breaches not yet significant, European Union says Iran nuclear deal breaches not yet significant, European Union says
- July 17, 2019

Iran has repeatedly threatened to leave the deal unless the remaining parties to the agreement bypass USA sanctions and deliver the promised benefits. "I think the United States is playing with fire", Zarif told NBC News . Anything less than that would be political suicide for Iran's leaders and an invitation for world powers to impose ever more unilateral conditions on Iran's nuclear program. (more...)
Preliminary report: Faulty relay protection system caused NYC outage Preliminary report: Faulty relay protection system caused NYC outage
- July 16, 2019

It happened at around 7:00 p.m. ET, and - in a completely wild twist - fell on the 42nd anniversary of the city's 1977 blackout . By midnight , power had been restored to most of the customers who had lost it, said John McAvoy, chief executive of utility Con Edison. (more...)
‘Completely unacceptable’: British PM, U.S. Democrats decry Trump tweets as racist ‘Completely unacceptable’: British PM, U.S. Democrats decry Trump tweets as racist
- July 16, 2019

Although Trump did not name the politicians, he was nearly certainly referring to the four freshmen representatives, most of whom the president has criticised repeatedly since they took office earlier this year. The move came one day after Trump ignited a Twitter war with several minority Democratic lawmakers. She is the wife of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who had made no comment on Trump's attacks as of midday Monday. (more...)
Mueller Testimony Delayed One Week Mueller Testimony Delayed One Week
- July 16, 2019

The House Judiciary and intelligence committees are considering delaying the July 17 hearing as they negotiate with Mueller's representatives and the Justice Department over the format, according to two people familiar with the talks. Robert Mueller won't be on capitol hill next week for testimony. It will be the first time he'll answer questions publicly about his investigation into Russian election meddling and President Trump. (more...)
Christchurch shootings: New Zealanders hand over guns Christchurch shootings: New Zealanders hand over guns
- July 15, 2019

Police said at least 14,000 guns around the country are banned under the new legislation. "We know the vast majority of firearms owners are law-abiding citizens", said Cahill. The council has launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to fight against possible further government-imposed gun restrictions. In the aftermath of the shooting, New Zealand's parliament voted 119-1 to pass a bill banning most semiautomatic weapons, as well as parts that allow lower-powered firearms to ... (more...)
‘You can’t leave fast enough,’ Trump says to Progressive Democrats ‘You can’t leave fast enough,’ Trump says to Progressive Democrats
- July 15, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Pressley are natural-born United States citizens, while Omar was born in Somalia and immigrated to the U.S. when she was young. On "Fox News Sunday", Luján told Chris Wallace, "That's a racist tweet. You rely on a frightened America for your plunder", she said. It is the latest controversial comment by Trump, who previous year reportedly referred to countries in Africa as "s******e" nations, and who has spoken of "an invasion" of undocumented migrants. (more...)
Man shot dead for attacking USA immigration jail Man shot dead for attacking USA immigration jail
- July 15, 2019

A 69-year-old man was shot and killed by four police officers when attacking a Tacoma immigration jail in the US northwest state of Washington early Saturday morning, the authorities said. Seattle is not among the cities reportedly being targeted. Tacoma police man a roadblock limiting access to the Northwest Detention Center on the Tacoma Tideflats. (more...)
'Tough Stuff': Mike Pence sees Donald Trump's United States migrant camps 'Tough Stuff': Mike Pence sees Donald Trump's United States migrant camps
- July 14, 2019

Pence toured the facilities with Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Democrats turned down the invitation to go. During the tour, Pence was approached by some small children, asking them if they were being taken care of at the facility. The panel will also hear testimony from the Department of Homeland Security's acting inspector general , Jennifer Costello, whose office found "serious overcrowding and prolonged detention in ... (more...)
Trump says North Korea leader Trump says North Korea leader "so happy" to see him
- July 14, 2019

North Korea hardly is desperate to negotiate an agreement with the United States ending or even merely limiting North Korea's nuclear-weapons program. "(A) freeze, you know, that would never be the resolution of a process", spokesperson Ortagus told reporters. North Korea's elections and subsequent parliamentary session following the February summit saw major government shuffles that, among other things, included a constitutional revision that meant Kim was not only "supreme leader" but, ... (more...)
U.S. service member killed in action in Afghanistan U.S. service member killed in action in Afghanistan
- July 14, 2019

Separately, a gun battle in the capital of Badghis province in the country's northwest left three police dead, provincial governor Abdul Ghafur Malikzai said. The Taliban insurgency said in a brief statement its fighters had planted a road side bomb in Sayedabad district of the eastern Afghan province of Wardak. (more...)
Amazon, Trump Agree On Something: New French Taxes Amazon, Trump Agree On Something: New French Taxes
- July 14, 2019

It will levy a 3% tax on income from digital services earned in France by companies that make more than 25 million euros ($28 million) in French revenue and 750 million euros ($844 million) in global revenue. Flaying the French tax, Amazon called it "poorly constructed" and "discriminatory", adding that it does " significant harm to American and French consumers alike ". (more...)
Somalia extremist attack in port city of Kismayo kills 10 Somalia extremist attack in port city of Kismayo kills 10
- July 14, 2019

Ten foreigners including two Americans, one British, three Tanzanians, three Kenyans and one Canadian are among those killed in the attack that also left two Chinese among those injured. "The operation is over", police officer Major Mohamed Abdi told Reuters over telephone from the port city. "She told stories of the most vulnerable people in some of the most challenging situations". (more...)
EU chief nominee hopes Britain will ditch Brexit EU chief nominee hopes Britain will ditch Brexit
- July 13, 2019

She also acknowledged the "bumpy start" she had gotten off to with the liberals, referencing the widespread disapproval of her surprise nomination over the candidates who had been announced before the European Parliament elections in May. Her earlier meetings with the EPP, Eurosceptic group and socialists were not broadcast online. "That was my first impression of Europe", she said. On Brexit, Ms von der Leyen described herself as a "Remainer" and expressed her desire for Britain to remain ... (more...)
First S-400 Missile System Parts Land in Turkey, Russia Confirms First S-400 Missile System Parts Land in Turkey, Russia Confirms
- July 13, 2019

The S-400 can engage targets at a distance of 400 km and at an altitude of up to 30 km. Ankara signed a $2.5 billion deal with the Russian government in April 2017 to the dissatisfaction of the United States , which had warned of repercussions if the deal went through. (more...)
US Billionaire Accused of Sex Trafficking US Billionaire Accused of Sex Trafficking
- July 11, 2019

As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. As we note often in response to news of arrests and criminal charges filed against defendants, Epstein is considered innocent until proven guilty by our criminal justice system - or until such time as he may wish to enter a plea in connection with any of the charges filed against him. (more...)
Britain’s USA ambassador resigns after Trump spat Britain’s USA ambassador resigns after Trump spat
- July 11, 2019

Darroch had been set to retire at the end of the year. "History shows that there are often bespoke procedures for filling the embassy in Washington , DC", he said . "We will pursue the culprit with all the means at our disposal", Foreign Office chief Simon McDonald told a committee of lawmakers, adding that police were involved in the investigation. (more...)
GOP scoffs at law allowing release of Trump's state taxes GOP scoffs at law allowing release of Trump's state taxes
- July 10, 2019

USA congressional Democrats have pushed for the release of Trump's tax returns since he took office. "In refusing to comply with the statute, Defendants have mounted an extraordinary attack on the authority of Congress to obtain information needed to conduct oversight of Treasury, the IRS, and the tax laws on behalf of the American people who participate in the Nation's voluntary tax system", the lawsuit argues. (more...)
United States family blames cruise company for toddler's death United States family blames cruise company for toddler's death
- July 10, 2019

The family was on a Royal Caribbean ship in Puerto Rico when the toddler fell and died. Indiana TV station WSBT reports that Chloe was the daughter of South Bend police officer Alan Wiegand, while Anello is an IT worker living in Valparaiso. (more...)
Trump can't ban critics from Twitter account, federal court rules Trump can't ban critics from Twitter account, federal court rules
- July 10, 2019

Trump has over 60 million followers of his @ realDonaldTrump Twitter account . India had amended its previous order "to implement the imposition of retaliatory duties on 28 specified goods originating in or exported from USA", while preserving the existing rate for these goods for all other countries, the government notification said. (more...)
H. Ross Perot, Texas billionaire and former presidential candidate, dies aged 89 H. Ross Perot, Texas billionaire and former presidential candidate, dies aged 89
- July 10, 2019

He would then celebrate his birthday in June this year, where he turned 89 years old. His family also posted a full obituary on his official website . before throwing his hat in the political ring. In September 2011, Forbes magazine estimated Mr Perot's wealth at 3.5 billion U.S. dollars and ranked him 91 on its list of richest Americans. (more...)
Blumenauer Partners With Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez On Climate Resolution Blumenauer Partners With Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez On Climate Resolution
- July 10, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez fired back on Twitter , explaining that "whatever" is "public sentiment". How did Ocasio-Cortez respond? Ocasio-Cortez doubled down on the claim and a host of liberals in the media and in Congress tried defending the freshman congresswoman. (more...)
Outspoken gun control advocate Eric Swalwell to drop out of 2020 race Outspoken gun control advocate Eric Swalwell to drop out of 2020 race
- July 09, 2019

Steyer, a billionaire environmental activist, had previously stated he would not run for president in 2020 but reportedly told staffers last week he would formally launch a presidential campaign on Tuesday. Kamala Harris confronting the former vice president for opposing forced school busing for racial integration in the 1970s. Swalwell said Biden, 76, "was right when he said it was time to pass the torch to a new generation of Americans 32 years ago; he is still right today". (more...)
Toddler dies after falling from cruise ship in Puerto Rico Toddler dies after falling from cruise ship in Puerto Rico
- July 09, 2019

She died a short time later. Owen Torres, corporate communications manager with Royal Caribbean , said in a statement: "We are deeply saddened by yesterday's tragic incident, and our hearts go out to the family". El Vocero reported the grandfather was holding the child when he slipped and fell into the window, and the child then fell from his arms to her death. (more...)
Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking, reports say Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking, reports say
- July 08, 2019

Epstein was arrested on Saturday evening, multiple USA media reported , citing law enforcement sources. This July 27, 2006 arrest file photo made available by the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, in Florida, shows Jeffrey Epstein . His obligations to register as a sex offender were also eased because when he pleaded guilty, the only minor he was convicted of soliciting was 16 years old at the time the offenses began. (more...)
Rule of law in Venezuela 'eroded': UN rights chief Rule of law in Venezuela 'eroded': UN rights chief
- July 07, 2019

The UN rights chief also said the USA oil embargo and other sanctions imposed on Venezuela were taking a harsh toll, further exacerbating "the effects of the economic crisis, and thus the humanitarian situation". Thursday's report also decried a wide range of other grave rights violations in Venezuela, which is caught in an economic crisis and a political standoff between President Nicolas Maduro's government and National Assembly leader Juan Guaido. (more...)
Fire on Russian Submersible Kills 14 Fire on Russian Submersible Kills 14
- July 06, 2019

But unlike NR-1 that was created to dive to 910 meters (3,000 feet), the Losharik was built to go far deeper. The plant that built the vessel declined to disclose any details about it, citing secrecy rules, Izvestia reported . The Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that 5 sailors were being treated in Severomorsk's hospital. By Russian law, publishing names of servicemen engaged in conflict or special operations is illegal. (more...)
Trump Says All 'Very Much Under Control' in Southern California After Earthquake Trump Says All 'Very Much Under Control' in Southern California After Earthquake
- July 05, 2019

Geological Survey. At least 85 aftershocks of 2.5 or greater were recorded after the natural disaster, according to CNN Meteorologist Haley Brink. "We were just panicked trying to get out of the house because everything was just falling out of the cabinets, off the shelves, off the walls, pictures". (more...)
Japan orders up to one milllion people to evacuate after torrential rain Japan orders up to one milllion people to evacuate after torrential rain
- July 05, 2019

Rainfall since Monday totalled more than 24 inches (620mm) in Miyakonojo, and more than 20 inches (520 mm) in Kagoshima. Kyushu island, where Kagoshima, Aira and Kirishima are located, has received almost 3 feet of rain since last week and is expected to continue to be rained upon at a rate of 3 inches per hour until Thursday, weather officials said. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi removes `Congress President` from Twitter bio after confirming his resignation Rahul Gandhi removes `Congress President` from Twitter bio after confirming his resignation
- July 05, 2019

This resignation saga began after the catastrophic loss of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha 2019 Elections and also the loss of Rahul Gandhi's stronghold in Amethi. Gandhi said his fight against the ruling BJP will continue with more rigour, adding that he stands with the country's poor, farmers and labourers. We all are accountable for this defeat. (more...)
US Senate Approves Funds to Address Border Crisis US Senate Approves Funds to Address Border Crisis
- July 04, 2019

House Republicans have Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to bring up the Senate's version of the emergency border bill, citing " poison pills " passed in the House's recently passed version, which was created to appeal to progressive Democrats. (more...)
Trump congratulates U.S. Navy SEAL cleared of battlefield murder Trump congratulates U.S. Navy SEAL cleared of battlefield murder
- July 04, 2019

The defense said it was just gallows humor and pointed out that nearly all platoon members who testified against him also posed with the corpse. "Congratulations to Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher , his wonderful wife Andrea, and his entire family", the president tweeted on Wednesday. (more...)
British PM hopeful Hunt unveils no-deal Brexit plans British PM hopeful Hunt unveils no-deal Brexit plans
- July 04, 2019

The victor, to be announced July 23, will replace Theresa May as party leader and prime minister. Both Hunt and Johnson have said that in order to bring Brussels back to the negotiating table, the EU must believe Britain is prepared to leave the bloc without a trade deal, a prospect that would also hurt European economies. (more...)
CBP Investigating Offensive Border Patrol Facebook Group Activity CBP Investigating Offensive Border Patrol Facebook Group Activity
- July 04, 2019

Department of Homeland Security. "Similarly, when Rep. Ocasio-Cortez refers to CBP facilities as concentration camps . she does nothing to improve the political discourse". The photos of their bodies sparked worldwide outrage and heated debate over USA immigration policies. Organized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the visits gave 14 Democratic officials a firsthand look at the conditions in which undocumented people are being imprisoned by the Trump administration . (more...)