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Moscow slams US over arrest of Russian agent Moscow slams US over arrest of Russian agent
- July 19, 2018

Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson found that the Justice Department had demonstrated by a preponderance of the evidence that nothing short of pretrial confinement could reasonably ensure that Butina would appear for her trial. Alexander Torshin (center). AP Erickson first invited scrutiny previous year, when The New York Times reported that he emailed Trump campaign aide Rick Dearborn in May 2016, with the subject line "Kremlin Connection", telling him that he could arrange a backdoor ... (more...)
N. Korea’s Kim lambasts officials during ‘field guidance’ visits N. Korea’s Kim lambasts officials during ‘field guidance’ visits
- July 18, 2018

North Korea and the United States held a general-level meeting at Panmunjom on July 15 to discuss sending back the remains of USA soldiers killed in the Korean War . The decision to hold this meeting came after the United Nations Command agreed to North Korea's offer to hold a general-level meeting. Between 1996 and 2005, joint U.S. (more...)
Now Theresa May faces recess rebellion (and another Brexit bill) Now Theresa May faces recess rebellion (and another Brexit bill)
- July 18, 2018

I think it was an honest mistake made by the whips in fast-moving circumstances. "Also apologies for late reply, been speaking at an event". The Prime Minister was saved from a humiliating reverse after MPs backed the government by a margin of just six votes, rejecting the amendment by 307-301. (more...)
U.S. challenges five WTO members for imposing retaliatory trade tariffs U.S. challenges five WTO members for imposing retaliatory trade tariffs
- July 18, 2018

The tariffs became effective for some WTO members the same month, while for others it took effect last month. The move is unusually swift, coming less than one week after the US proposed 10% tariffs on a $200 billion list of Chinese goods. (more...)
Trump, Putin content with summit despite lack of concrete results Trump, Putin content with summit despite lack of concrete results
- July 18, 2018

Several members of President Donald Trump's own party blasted him over his summit and joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin . Putin said discussion topics included arms treaties, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, Syria, North Korea, Russia's opposition to the USA withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, and joint business investment opportunities. (more...)
Kilauea Lava Explosion Injures 23 Tourists Kilauea Lava Explosion Injures 23 Tourists
- July 18, 2018

The other 22 were treated for minor burns and scrapes, including 12 who were treated at a hospital in Hilo. This handout photograph obtained 16 July 2018 courtesy of the Department of Land & Natural Resources shows the damaged roof of a boat after a projectile from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii struck the vessel carrying people watching lava from the two-month-old eruption. (more...)
More storms with heavy rain possible into Wednesday More storms with heavy rain possible into Wednesday
- July 18, 2018

First off, on Monday , high temperatures will top 90 degrees in many locations. News 12 meteorologists say today will be mostly cloudy with numerous showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Some wet weather will be with us into the weekend, with much cooler than normal temps. Highs will warm to the mid 80s. Highs in the low 90s. Temperatures overnight will drop into the mid-60s, with skies clearing up. (more...)
Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls Donald Trump a Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls Donald Trump a "Little Wet Noodle"
- July 18, 2018

United States President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin sat down at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki for a highly anticipated summit on Monday (July 16), amid tension over Russia's alleged election meddling and concerns about U.S. (more...)
Recent AU graduate charged with acting as Russian agent in US Recent AU graduate charged with acting as Russian agent in US
- July 17, 2018

Maria Butina , 29, was brought before a federal court in DC Monday over claims she was trying to "establish a back channel " for USA politicians to communicate with Russian government reps. Butina apparently built close ties with the GOP through a gun rights organization, which sources say is the NRA, to advance Russia's interests in America, per the DOJ affadavit . (more...)
Putin summit: United States president under fire over poll meddling comments Putin summit: United States president under fire over poll meddling comments
- July 17, 2018

The auto that then whizzed Mr Putin through Helsinki's blocked-off streets also symbolised the rising global prestige that Mr Putin has cast himself as bestowing upon Russian Federation. "It was nothing short of treasonous", John O Brennan, a former Central Intelligence Agency director fired by Trump in 2017, said in a tweet . Putin , meanwhile, when asked directly, didn't deny having compromising material on Trump or his family. (more...)
Two-hour Trump, Putin meeting in Helsinki ends on ‘very good start’
- July 17, 2018

With that, the two leaders gave a quick handshake and their private meeting in the opulent Gothic Hall was under way. "I don't really, I can't tell you what's going to happen". "Our nation's top intelligence agencies all agree on that point". For those keeping track at home, that was not a yes. The press briefing follows a one-on-one summit between Trump and Putin. (more...)
Arrest made in 30-year-old child murder after DNA match Arrest made in 30-year-old child murder after DNA match
- July 17, 2018

When they asked if he had any idea why police wanted to talk to him, Miller responded "Ashley Tinsley", the affidavit said. Miller, 59, of Grabill was arrested Sunday on preliminary murder, child molesting and criminal confinement charges in April Marie Tinsley's slaying. (more...)
Suspect in 1988 killing of in girl arrested using DNA, genealogy databases Suspect in 1988 killing of in girl arrested using DNA, genealogy databases
- July 17, 2018

A recent search of Miller's trash helped police make a DNA match. On Monday, a judge gave prosecutors 72 hours to charge Miller in the abduction, rape and murder. Cops believe they've caught her killer. Miller, 59, was arrested on preliminary murder, child molesting and criminal confinement charges in Tinsley's death. (more...)
Trump and Putin open historic summit
- July 17, 2018

Trump blamed Washington's own past "foolishness and stupidity" for bad relations. The Helsinki summit is the capstone to a almost week-long trip for Trump during which he has sown doubts about his commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance, Washington's so-called special relationship with Britain, and USA relations with the European Union that he called "a foe " in trade terms. (more...)
Croatia’s president is against attempts to isolate Russian Federation Croatia’s president is against attempts to isolate Russian Federation
- July 17, 2018

But for the moment, over to France for the celebrations. Some 15 of the 23 members of France's World Cup team are of African descent, with families hailing from places like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Cameroon, Morocco, Angola, and Algeria . (more...)
Weymouth police officer, elderly woman killed after suspect takes officer's gun Weymouth police officer, elderly woman killed after suspect takes officer's gun
- July 17, 2018

Another officer arrived and shot Lopes in the leg , prosecutors said. A man accused of fatally shooting a MA police officer with the officer's own weapon and an innocent bystander is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on murder charges. Tragedy struck the South Shore of MA on Sunday when a police officer and innocent bystander were killed in Weymouth. "I hired Mike Chesna six years ago tomorrow", Grimes said. (more...)
#ObamainKenya: Barack Obama fourth visit to Kenya #ObamainKenya: Barack Obama fourth visit to Kenya
- July 17, 2018

According to sources privy to his itinerary, Obama will then board a chopper to his father's ancestral home in Kogelo, Siaya County. Known as the Sauti Kuu Foundation, it will be a sports facility and vocational training centre. "We wanted to appreciate Barack Obama for what he has done". During his visit, Obama avoided any public mention of his successor and the divisive politics that have taken root in the United States since Trump's victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. (more...)
Woman found alive week after driving off cliff near Big Sur Woman found alive week after driving off cliff near Big Sur
- July 16, 2018

Rescuers from the California Highway Patrol, the State Parks Department and local fire departments "responded and were able to bring her back to the roadway". "Reports are she was talking and could walk", according to the statement. It's not going to be an easy recovery. The 23-year-old had been driving from Portland to Southern California to visit her sister and was reported missing by her family on July 6 when they stopped hearing from her. (more...)
Harith Augustus: Protests and clashes in Chicago after officer-involved killing Harith Augustus: Protests and clashes in Chicago after officer-involved killing
- July 16, 2018

The killing sparked waves of protests throughout the city, with demonstrators shouting " murderer " and "no justice, no peace" through the night, the Chicago Sun-Times reported . "Every time they [police] kill one of us, they're doing an injustice to everybody", Aldo Reyes, a South Side resident involved in the protests , told the Sun Times on Saturday. (more...)
Trump calls the European Union a ‘foe’ of the United States Trump calls the European Union a ‘foe’ of the United States
- July 16, 2018

Suzy Pence, at Helsinki-Vantaa airport in Vantaa, Finland, July 15, 2018 . "I go in with very low expectations". "Well I think we have a lot of foes". Graham said May's approval of the Putin meeting is still important since Britain is America's closest ally as well as similarly a rival of Russian Federation. (more...)
Prince Louis’ Official Christening Photos Released By Kensington Palace
- July 16, 2018

To mark the occasion, the royal family posed for official portraits at Clarence House, home to Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall. Britain's royal family on Sunday released the official christening photos of their newest addition, Prince Louis , fifth in line to the throne. Scroll though to see the official portraits, taken by Matt Holyoak . (more...)
Mueller probe indicts 12 Russians for hacking Democrats in 2016
- July 15, 2018

The DOJ indicts 12 Russian intelligence officials , just days before President Trump is set to meet with Vladimir Putin . Eleven of today's defendants are charged with conspiring to hack into computers, steal documents, and release documents in an effort to interfere with the election. (more...)
Trump says relationship with UK’s May is ‘very strong’ Trump says relationship with UK’s May is ‘very strong’
- July 15, 2018

Trump called the Sun story "generally fine" but said that some of his remarks were left out. In a statement, a spokesperson for the Sun said the president had "essentially retracted" his claim that their interview was fake news. "It's changing the culture; I think it's a very negative thing for Europe ", he said, noting that it was not politically correct to say so, "but I'll say it and I'll say it loud". (more...)
Israeli interceptor missile shoots down drone at Syrian frontier Israeli interceptor missile shoots down drone at Syrian frontier
- July 15, 2018

In a statement on Thursday, the Kremlin said the meeting between Putin and Velayati focused on regional security, particularly the situation in Syria, and the US withdrawal from the 2015 worldwide nuclear deal. Both the USA and Israel want Iran to pull out of Syria, while Russian Federation has warned it would be unrealistic to expect Iran to fully withdraw from the country. (more...)
Emmanuel Macron rubbishes Donald Trump's increased North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending claim Emmanuel Macron rubbishes Donald Trump's increased North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending claim
- July 15, 2018

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders held an unplanned emergency meeting at a Brussels summit Thursday after Trump told allies to immediately increase their defense spending, diplomatic sources said. Inhofe, however, opted against giving the president any advice for his Monday summit with Putin . "Russia does not have to be an enemy of the United States but it is a geopolitical rival, '" said Sargent, "And the United States is in a stronger position to engage Russian Federation if it ... (more...)
China says 'bully' United States started a trade war China says 'bully' United States started a trade war
- July 15, 2018

In the first six months of the year, China's exports to the United States rose 13.6% from a year earlier, while imports from the USA increased by 11.8%. Separate data suggested some Chinese retailers moved up orders to the U.S.to insulate themselves from the intensifying trade war that threatens to send up costs on a growing number of consumer products. (more...)
Gov. Cuomo Demands Senate Reconvene To Vote On Abortion Rights Measure Gov. Cuomo Demands Senate Reconvene To Vote On Abortion Rights Measure
- July 14, 2018

Wade . This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity . The former Planned Parenthood CEO and avid promoter of abortion-she is even quite pleased to have had one herself-is apparently terrified by the prospect of Judge Kavanaugh being confirmed a Supreme Court justice. (more...)
Nawaz Sharif, Maryam arrested, shifted to Adiala jail Nawaz Sharif, Maryam arrested, shifted to Adiala jail
- July 14, 2018

According to local media Dunya, police and city administration blocked all roads going to the airport to prevent PML-N workers and leaders to reach the airport to welcome father-daughter duo. A Pakistani accountability court on Friday sentenced Sharif in absentia to 10 years in prison for corrupt practices linked to his family's purchase of upscale London flats. (more...)
1st LD: Trump starts United Kingdom visit amid protests 1st LD: Trump starts United Kingdom visit amid protests
- July 13, 2018

A giant inflatable "Trump baby" will be taken to Scotland to coincide with the USA president's visit over the weekend. "For a USA president who retweets far-right Britain First propaganda, insults Londoners at times of tragedy, and refuses to condemn white supremacist marches at home, this insult is well deserved" said Labour MP David Lammy. (more...)
Health of remaining 5 inside Thai cave Health of remaining 5 inside Thai cave "still good" -…
- July 13, 2018

The boys, aged 11 to 17, and their 25-year-old instructor became trapped underground on June 23 after heavy rains flooded chambers in Tham Luang cave. The rescue missions take almost half a day to complete. Eight boys have been rescued so far while the remaining four boys and their coach still remained trapped in the cave. (more...)
EU chief warns Trump to appreciate NATO allies EU chief warns Trump to appreciate NATO allies
- July 13, 2018

The 30-minute interview - which will air Monday, July 16th on Fox News Channel - is the first and only interview that Putin will give to a Western journalist. Trump said the European Union is taking advantage of the United States: "We lost $151 billion a year ago on trade". According to trump, the foreign trade deficit is $151 billion. (more...)
Donald Trump flies in to a rough reception Donald Trump flies in to a rough reception
- July 13, 2018

Mr Trump will instead be ensconced at Windsor Castle, west of London on Friday when a blimp tethered next to the Houses of Parliament. Campaigners behind the blimp, which was given permission to fly over London during the US President's visit to the United Kingdom , had hoped to bring it to Scotland and anchor it near Turnberry . (more...)
New Jersey mother survives DE crash that killed husband, 4 daughters New Jersey mother survives DE crash that killed husband, 4 daughters
- July 11, 2018

Audie Trinidad and daughters Kaitlyn , 20; Danna, 17; and twins Melissa and Allison, 13, died in the minivan. The wife and mother , identified as 53-year-old Mary Rose, survived the crash and was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. (more...)
Trump announces Supreme Court pick Trump announces Supreme Court pick
- July 11, 2018

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House , Monday, July 9, 2018 , in Washington . Wade . The two have supported access to abortion services. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), who opposes abortion, announced on Monday he can not support a process that involved Trump's picking from a list of 25 candidates selected by conservatives and big business. (more...)
Australian Doctor Plays Crucial Role in Thai Cave Rescue Mission: Paper Australian Doctor Plays Crucial Role in Thai Cave Rescue Mission: Paper
- July 11, 2018

Kanet Pongsuwan, the principal of the nearby Mae Sai Prasitsart School - which six of the boys attend - said that the rescued students will be eased back into the classroom . "If everything turns out as we've expected, whether it be the weather or readiness of the rescue team, there should be nothing to worry about", Chalongchai said. (more...)
Cohen's new lawyer slams Giuliani over Russian Federation investigation Cohen's new lawyer slams Giuliani over Russian Federation investigation
- July 10, 2018

On ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, Giuliani told Stephanopoulos he and Trump were fine with Cohen's interview, and that he has "zero" concerns about what Cohen could tell authorities "as long as he tells the truth". First, he's been dropping increasingly heavy hints lately that he'll have no choice but to cooperate with prosecutors if someone (hint, hint) doesn't pay for his legal defense , which the Trump family had been kind enough to contribute to - until recently. (more...)
Delhi gangrape: Supreme Court upholds death penalty of three convicts Delhi gangrape: Supreme Court upholds death penalty of three convicts
- July 10, 2018

On 5 May, 2017 a full bench comprising chief justice of India Dipak Misra along with justices R. Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan upheld the death penalty amid spontaneous applause. "I want that as soon as possible they are hanged to death", Devi said in an interview with The Post. At the time, due to Indian laws that prohibit the naming of rape victims, sections of the media referred to Singh as " Nirbhaya ", which means fearless, a nod to her determination to survive in the days after ... (more...)
Trump scolds North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members days ahead of summit Trump scolds North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members days ahead of summit
- July 10, 2018

Trump accused Merkel of pursuing oil and gas deals with Russian Federation that provide Moscow with "billions and billions of dollars" while looking to the United States to protect Germany from Russia's military. Allies are braced for a barrage of invective from Trump for not spending enough on defense, and are apprehensive that his often skeptical tone on the alliance that has underpinned European security for 70 years might turn into outright hostility. (more...)
Spring Fire grows to almost 107,000 acres, at least 132 homes burned Spring Fire grows to almost 107,000 acres, at least 132 homes burned
- July 09, 2018

Firefighters have gotten a handle on a wildfire that whipped up late Friday night in the hills above Goleta in Santa Barbara County, and CalFire reports the Holiday Fire is holding at 100 acres. The southbound lanes of I-5 that had been closed overnight were reopened at 6:30 a.m., but the local off-ramps remained closed in the area of the fire. (more...)
British police officer cleared after being tested for nerve agent exposure British police officer cleared after being tested for nerve agent exposure
- July 09, 2018

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described the case as "very worrying" but said Russian Federation had no information "about what substances were used and how they were used". More than 100 police officers were deployed to try to locate a small vial believed to have contained the nerve agent that sickened the two. Basu said they could not confirm whether the nerve agent came from the same batch but that the possibility was "clearly a line of inquiry". (more...)