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Palestinian wounded in Gaza border protests dies Palestinian wounded in Gaza border protests dies
- August 09, 2018

Minister of Jerusalem and Environmental Protection Zeev Elkin (L) and Cabinet Secretary Tzachi Braverman (R) attend a special cabinet meeting marking Jerusalem Day, at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem May 13, 2018. Fires started by the home-made devices have burned large areas near Gaza, including fields. "As far as we are concerned, after the State of Israel left Gaza, responsibility should not be imposed on us". (more...)
Iran naval drills created to send message to Washington, US general says Iran naval drills created to send message to Washington, US general says
- August 09, 2018

Countries like Russia , China and Turkey, however, have said that they would not abide by the United States sanctions , and would continue to trade with Iran . President Trump slammed the Iranian regime with " the most biting sanctions ever imposed" this week; warning global leaders that anyone "doing business with Iran" will " not be doing business with the United States ". (more...)
Rick Gates testifies that he committed crimes with ex-boss Paul Manafort Rick Gates testifies that he committed crimes with ex-boss Paul Manafort
- August 08, 2018

Lawsuits filed by Deripaska in 2014 describe how Gates failed to respond to requests forinformation on the investment around the same time. Manafort's defense team aimed to discredit Gates as a liar and an embezzler who falsified Manafort's finances while trying to cover up his own crimes. (more...)
LeBron James is hyped for week 2 of his I Promise School LeBron James is hyped for week 2 of his I Promise School
- August 08, 2018

James is considered by many to be the greatest player in basketball history, rivaled by Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan . "This president constantly denigrates people of color", Lemon said , before showing a series of clips of Trump attacking Rep. (more...)
Community Members Call For Brooklyn Nail Salon To Close Following Brawl Community Members Call For Brooklyn Nail Salon To Close Following Brawl
- August 08, 2018

Dozens of protestors gathered outside the salon Monday afternoon demanding the business be closed, and asking that locals take their business elsewhere. Shamile Smiley McBroom added, " Video of a grandmother and patrons being hit with brooms does not deserve service". According to the New York Daily News , police are also looking to arrest a second employee who allegedly threw liquid on the customers. (more...)
Tamil screenwriter and politician M. Karunanidhi passes away at 94 Tamil screenwriter and politician M. Karunanidhi passes away at 94
- August 08, 2018

The crowd outside the hospital started to swell after the medical bulletin issued by Kauvery Hospital on Monday evening said that Karunanidhi's condition had deteriorated. In the years that followed, the state government alternated between Karunanidhi and its main political rival, the AIADMK . He was one of the (most senior) leaders of India. (more...)
Mendocino Complex Fire now largest in California history Mendocino Complex Fire now largest in California history
- August 08, 2018

It was unclear what caused the blaze, but the fire was one of more than a dozen burning amid record-setting heat waves in the drought-stricken state, according to Cal Fire . "California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren't allowing massive amounts of readily available water to be properly utilized", Trump said. (more...)
Saudi Arabia's state airline to suspend Canadian operations starting August 13 Saudi Arabia's state airline to suspend Canadian operations starting August 13
- August 08, 2018

Freeland late on Monday also tweeted an official statement saying that Canada would "continue to advocate for human rights and for the fearless women and men who push for these fundamental rights around the world". "Canada does not understand its place and it tried to impose itself on the Kingdom's policies in its ministry of foreign affairs statement as if to place itself above other countries in the world", he said. (more...)
Insights As Manafort Trial Enters Week 2 Insights As Manafort Trial Enters Week 2
- August 07, 2018

Gates and Mr. Manafort provided to me that I didn't believe", LaPorta said . The admission is the first time a witness has acknowledged knowing involvement in potential wrongdoing during Manafort's trial, where the longtime lobbyist is fighting charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller . (more...)
Gates testifies he and Manafort committed crimes Gates testifies he and Manafort committed crimes
- August 07, 2018

Manafort?" a prosecutor asked Gates. Gates was Manafort's right-hand man during the pair's lobbying work in Ukraine. Gates already pleaded guilty in February to one count of conspiracy against the United States and another count of making false statements to federal investigators. (more...)
Plane Goes Down At Parking Lot Outside California Mall, 5 Dead Plane Goes Down At Parking Lot Outside California Mall, 5 Dead
- August 07, 2018

But all five people on board the plane were killed in the crash. Nasim Ghanadan, 29, Floria Hakimi, 62, and Lara Shepherd, 42, were real estate agents based out of an office in Danville, California . Several streets surrounding a nearby shopping center and the South Coast Plaza mall are closed. Capt. Tony Bommarito of the Orange County Fire Authority said the accident could have been much worse. (more...)
Trump tweets about secret Trump Tower meeting Trump tweets about secret Trump Tower meeting
- August 07, 2018

Mr Trump responded: "Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower". Trump, however, has maintained he had no prior knowledge about the meeting. Trump's lawyers and the White House have given conflicting accounts about whether Trump was involved in crafting Donald Jr.'s response to a New York Times article last summer revealing the Trump Tower meeting with the adoptions rationale. (more...)
Woman Becomes First Person in Denmark Fined for Wearing a Face Veil Woman Becomes First Person in Denmark Fined for Wearing a Face Veil
- August 07, 2018

A spokesperson for group Kvinder I Dialog (Women In Dialogue) told the Independent: "The goal of this demonstration is to show that we do not accept this kind of unjust treatment regardless of who we are dealing with". The fine was the result of a new law banning all face-covering clothing that went into effect on August 1. Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban for violation of women's rights, while supporters argue the ban enables better integration of Muslim immigrants into ... (more...)
Tampa Mother Charged With Murder For Tossing Daughter, 4, Into Hillsborough River Tampa Mother Charged With Murder For Tossing Daughter, 4, Into Hillsborough River
- August 07, 2018

The 4-year-old was reportedly transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later. Officials didn't immediately identify the woman or the girl. "My daughter was recently diagnose with autism spectrum, my goal is to start saving for therapy equipment, and also for je'hyrah's future". Some witnesses said they could see the girl's hands above the water - then they disappeared. (more...)
Injured After Aeromexico Flight Crashes Following Takeoff Injured After Aeromexico Flight Crashes Following Takeoff
- August 05, 2018

The airport has been closed while officials attend to the wreckage. "Open the door!" passengers are heard shouting in the footage after the Embraer 190 slams into the ground near the runway at General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in Durango as it takes off for Mexico City. (more...)
U.S. pledges $300 million in security funding for ASEAN nations U.S. pledges $300 million in security funding for ASEAN nations
- August 05, 2018

Trump has threatened to double tariffs on US$200 billion of Chinese goods, while China said it would impose tariffs ranging from 5 to 25 per cent on US$60 billion worth of American products. With this idea in mind, Beijing reinforces a key element of its foreign policy: the internal affairs of the region mjst be solved by the parties directly involved and without the interference of another State, in a clear message to the ever increasing military presence of the United states in the waters of ... (more...)
Blast interrupts Maduro speech in what Caracas calls a 'failed attack' Blast interrupts Maduro speech in what Caracas calls a 'failed attack'
- August 05, 2018

The camera then panned to scores of soldiers who started running, before the transmission was cut. Earlier, various reports by worldwide media outlets had indicated that this was an assassination attempt on Maduro. Rodriguez says that 7 soldiers were in were injured and were receiving medical care. GettyPresident Nicholas Maduro pictured prior to make his address. (more...)
US detects new activity at N.Korea factory that built ICBMs US detects new activity at N.Korea factory that built ICBMs
- August 04, 2018

The identification process could take several years depending on the condition of the remains, Reuters reported . "I know that President Trump is grateful that Chairman Kim has kept his word", Pence said. The repatriation is a breakthrough in a long-stalled US effort to obtain war remains from North Korea. Many Americans who went missing were prisoners of war who died before the war ended or were left behind during enemy advancements. (more...)
US Worsens Trade War with China US Worsens Trade War with China
- August 04, 2018

In June, Trump directed the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) to impose an additional 10% tariff on US$200bn of Chinese goods, in response to China's decision to impose retaliatory duties on US goods. The Commerce Department said on Friday the trade gap surged 7.3 per cent to $46.3 billion. "Each tariff escalation leads to further retaliatory action from China - ultimately inflicting even more harm on American businesses, workers, farmers, ranchers, and consumers". (more...)
Is collusion a crime? Is collusion a crime?
- August 03, 2018

President Donald Trump's lawyer, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani , is now questioning if colluding with the Russian Federation is even a crime. "Maybe it explains why he hired 13 Democrats, ' Giuliani said, referencing Trump's repeated claim that Mueller stacked his team with 'angry" Democrats, although Federal Bureau of Investigation regulations would have precluded the Republican Mueller from using party affiliation to select his team. (more...)
Black pastor calls Donald Trump more 'pro-black' than Barack Obama Black pastor calls Donald Trump more 'pro-black' than Barack Obama
- August 03, 2018

Wray and National Security Agency Director Paul Nakasone appeared together during the White House press briefing where they said they were working with state and local election officials to protect voting systems from threats by Russian Federation and other foreign actors. (more...)
Israel 'thwarts IS attack' on Golan Heights Israel 'thwarts IS attack' on Golan Heights
- August 03, 2018

At the same time, Israeli authorities described the Syrian civil war as effectively over on Thursday and predicted that the Golan Heights frontier between the countries would be quieter with central rule by Damascus restored. Still, in related violence, Israel's military said Thursday that its aircraft fired on "several armed terror operatives in the southern Syrian Golan Heights" overnight and that troops were on high alert. (more...)
Crews battling deadly California wildfire slowed by returning winds Crews battling deadly California wildfire slowed by returning winds
- August 03, 2018

As of Thursday, there were 18 wildfires burning across the state. That denoted a significant change from the end of the week , when the Carr Fire seethed for the most part unchecked in the wake of pulverizing neighborhoods in and around Redding, a city of 90,000 individuals around 257 km north of the state capitol, Sacramento. (more...)
Canada's Ontario government cuts basic income project short Canada's Ontario government cuts basic income project short
- August 03, 2018

The government announced Tuesday it was " winding down " the project and cutting a planned three per cent increase in social assistance to 1.5% - the first steps in its plan to revamp the social assistance system. Earlier this week, she said it would continue in August, but Thursday said payouts would extend into September. Interim Liberal Leader John Fraser said the Tories had done nothing but tear things down and would continue to do so. (more...)
John Kelly says Trump wants him to stay at White House John Kelly says Trump wants him to stay at White House
- August 03, 2018

Kelly has seen his status as chief of staff diminished in recent months, with the President circumventing numerous policies and protocols the retired Marine Corps general put in place when he entered the West Wing past year. A Fox News interview in which Kelly suggested that Trump's thinking on his signature border wall was evolving was an early flash point, followed by the fallout from the Porter controversy. (more...)
Aeroméxico plane with 101 aboard crashes in Durango; no deaths reported Aeroméxico plane with 101 aboard crashes in Durango; no deaths reported
- August 02, 2018

A spokesperson for the Durango Civil Protection (Proteccion Civil Durango ) said there were no reports of deaths in the Mexican plane crash. The Embraer 190 aircraft is often used for regional commercial flights around the world including USA carriers like American Airlines and JetBlue. (more...)
Iran policy unaffected by Trump’s negotiation offer to Tehran Iran policy unaffected by Trump’s negotiation offer to Tehran
- August 02, 2018

Hamid Aboutalebi, an adviser to Rouhani, tweeted on Monday , calling for the U.S.to respect Iran and return to the original nuclear deal . And Iran's OPEC governor, Hossein Kazempour Ardebili, said that Trump had been bamboozled into imposing sanctions on the country. (more...)
Two Koreas hold military talks as United States detects missile factory activity Two Koreas hold military talks as United States detects missile factory activity
- August 02, 2018

But his comment seemed at odds with his own secretary of state, Mike Pompeo who said any such step would have to be confirmed by global inspectors and that North Korea continued to produce fuel for nuclear weapons despite Kim's pledge to denuclearize. (more...)
States Move to Stop Website From Posting 3D-Printed Gun Files States Move to Stop Website From Posting 3D-Printed Gun Files
- August 02, 2018

Wilson complied but sued the State Department and its chief, John Kerry, who ran the agency in the Obama administration. The Donald Trump administration last month gave permission for Wilson to publish the blueprints, but the White House said Wednesday the president was unaware of the decision and was glad it was being reviewed. (more...)
What does Mueller have? Manafort trial offers glimpse What does Mueller have? Manafort trial offers glimpse
- August 02, 2018

The unsuccessful civil lawsuit sought, among other things, to prevent Mueller from bringing additional charges in the future, including potential charges relating to Manafort's work on the Trump campaign. Prosecutors will also argue that Manafort fraudulently obtained millions more in bank loans, including during his time on the campaign. None of the 18 counts against Manafort deal with collusion or conspiracy with a foreign nation, and the word Russian Federation has not been mentioned ... (more...)
Indonesia Invites North Korea's Kim Jong-un to Asian Games Indonesia Invites North Korea's Kim Jong-un to Asian Games
- August 02, 2018

North Korea shows off its missiles in a parade. After that, they will be taken to Hawaii , where they will begin undergoing forensic analysis to try to identify whom they belong to. Between 1990 and 1994, North Korea unilaterally handed over 208 caskets to the USA, which turned out to contain remains of far more than 208 individuals, although forensics specialists thus far have established 181 identities. (more...)
Facebook Spikes Suspected Russian Accounts Tied to 2018 Election Meddling Facebook Spikes Suspected Russian Accounts Tied to 2018 Election Meddling
- August 02, 2018

Facebook has identified a coordinated political influence campaign through dozens of inauthentic accounts on its platform ahead of November's us midterm election, it announced Tuesday. It said it had removed 32 pages and accounts from Facebook and Instagram , part of an effort to combat foreign meddling in USA elections. Facebook discovered the accounts by "following up on thousands of leads, including information from law enforcement and lessons we learned from last year's IRA ... (more...)
US Spy Agencies Say North Korea Building New Missiles US Spy Agencies Say North Korea Building New Missiles
- August 01, 2018

According to the U.S. official who spoke to Reuters, one photo showed a truck and covered trailer similar to those the North has used to move its ICBMs. Pompeo had previously included that word when stating USA policy. Democrats were markedly less sanguine. It is possible, the official said, that any new missiles the North is building may be for further testing of such vehicles and of more accurate guidance systems. (more...)
Jury of six men, six women sworn in for Manafort trial Jury of six men, six women sworn in for Manafort trial
- August 01, 2018

Prosecutors say he hid millions of dollars in income from lobbying for Ukrainian politicians, failed to pay taxes while spending the money on U.S. real estate and luxury purchases, and lied to banks in order to take out more than $20 million in loans. (more...)
Israel intercepts Gaza-bound flotilla Israel intercepts Gaza-bound flotilla
- August 01, 2018

Israel says its lethal tactics are needed to prevent armed infiltrations and accuses Gaza's Islamist Hamas rulers of encouraging the disturbances to distract from their governance problems under an Israeli-Egyptian blockade. Ismail Nazari, chairman of Malaysia's boycott Israel campaign; Charlie Andreason of Sweden, who spent time in Israeli detention for his role on the Marianne, a Swedish-flagged trawler leading a flotilla of boats in June 2015; Spanish Jewish activist Zohar Shamir ... (more...)
States to sue Trump administration to block blueprints for 3D-printed guns States to sue Trump administration to block blueprints for 3D-printed guns
- July 31, 2018

Washington State's attorney general will lead a lawsuit seeking to block the Trump administration from permitting the public to download computer files for designing 3D-printed guns, his office said in a statement Monday . Critics generally say easily printable guns could allow people to circumvent federal, state, and local gun restrictions by home printing their own weapons with little oversight. (more...)
Ex-Trump lawyer weighs his options Ex-Trump lawyer weighs his options
- July 31, 2018

The network noted Mr Cohen doesn't have evidence to back this up, but he's willing to discuss it with special counsel Robert Mueller , who has launched an investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. (more...)
KL report: MH370 was probably deliberately steered off course KL report: MH370 was probably deliberately steered off course
- July 31, 2018

Malaysian authorities said Monday they have failed to determine the cause of the 2014 disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370, though they did rule out several possibilities. According to a liveblog of proceedings by The Guardian, Kok: "There were two psychiatrists in my team and they were responsible for examining the audio recordings of the pilot and they concluded there was no anxiety and no stress in the recording, it was just normal, and they also recorded the footage from CCTV. (more...)
Donald Trump threatens government shutdown if he doesn't get wall funding Donald Trump threatens government shutdown if he doesn't get wall funding
- July 31, 2018

He said the border funding issue in particular would probably have to wait until after the elections. Trump has outlined what he wants in negotiations: to get rid of chain immigration, end the lottery program and stop sanctuary cities. (more...)
Tajikistan probing 'attack' that left four tourists dead
- July 31, 2018

The department said it could not provide more information about the USA citizens due to "privacy concerns", but that US officials were working closely with Tajik authorities. The Tajik officials say terrorism is being considered as a motive. Five people suspected of involvement in the attack were killed by police and at least four suspects detained, according to separate police accounts published on Sunday and Monday. (more...)