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Australians react with horror and humour amidst political chaos Australians react with horror and humour amidst political chaos
- August 26, 2018

Asked is Mr Morrison better for New Zealand than Mr Dutton would be as PM, she said: "Oh, we constantly make sure that we are the best representatives and advocates that we can be regardless of who we're advocating to". Are you happy or unhappy about the new prime minister? "The Australia of the future has to be a nation that is agile, that is innovative, that is creative". (more...)
Bolton: I Warned Russian Envoy Against Election Meddling in 2018 Bolton: I Warned Russian Envoy Against Election Meddling in 2018
- August 26, 2018

After a five-hour meeting in Geneva with Putin adviser Nikolai Patrushev , Bolton said that USA options include extending the 2010 New Start accord negotiated by President Barack Obama, renegotiating it or returning to the agreement it replaced - the one-page Moscow Treaty signed in 2002 by President George W. (more...)
Cabinet likely to ban discretionary funds of PM Imran, ministers Cabinet likely to ban discretionary funds of PM Imran, ministers
- August 26, 2018

The foreign minister said the United States had made huge investments in Afghanistan and it also was imperative for Pakistan to convey its "priorities and requirements" to Washington in order to have a better relationship. The US, meanwhile, has defended its version of the telephone conversation, with State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert saying that "we stand by our readout". (more...)
Trump Calls Mueller's Russia Probe a 'National Disgrace' Trump Calls Mueller's Russia Probe a 'National Disgrace'
- August 21, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was anxious that any statements under oath he provides to Special Counsel Robert Mueller could be used to bring perjury charges against him as part of the probe into Russia's electoral interference. (more...)
BC wildfire smoke prompts air quality warnings in Western Canada BC wildfire smoke prompts air quality warnings in Western Canada
- August 21, 2018

As of Monday morning, Environment Canada considered Calgary's air quality to be at a 4, moderate risk, on the air quality health index. Environment Canada says, "Smoky skies will continue across most of the province for the next few days". (more...)
Manafort judge says he fears for jurors' safety Manafort judge says he fears for jurors' safety
- August 20, 2018

A spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service did not immediately comment. Ellis did not disclose details about the threats he had received. The jury also requested that the judge redefine " reasonable doubt ". A Manafort acquittal would provide ammunition to the president and his allies to ramp up the pressure on Mueller to conclude his investigation. BUT the charges that Manafort faces are the direct result of the special counsel investigation, led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller , ... (more...)
Trump cancels DC military parade; says he will go to Paris instead Trump cancels DC military parade; says he will go to Paris instead
- August 20, 2018

But in Trump's tweets , the Republican President blamed local Washington officials for seeking a "windfall", and suggested they were inflating the parade's costs. "Whoever wrote it needs to get better sources". Since day one of the Trump administration, there have been way too many reports of frivolous spending of taxpayer money by cabinet officials. (more...)
Short jail sentence recommended for George Papadopoulos Short jail sentence recommended for George Papadopoulos
- August 20, 2018

Papadopoulos - a Chicago-based global energy lawyer - is one of three ex-Trump campaign officials who have admitted lying to investigators, including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and businessman Richard Gates, who served as deputy campaign chairman. (more...)
McGahn seen as 'undercover operative' in White House McGahn seen as 'undercover operative' in White House
- August 20, 2018

John Dean was White House counsel for Nixon during the Watergate scandal. "Witch Hunt!" Trump wrote on Twitter after the release of the report. And the client, in this instance, would not be the man who holds the office, but the office. "From the day I announced, the Times has been Fake News , and with their disgusting new Board Member, it will only get worse!" Dean was not impressed by Trump's behaviour. (more...)
Vatican Breaks Silence On Pennsylvania Grand Jury Abuse Report Vatican Breaks Silence On Pennsylvania Grand Jury Abuse Report
- August 19, 2018

In the wake of the scathing Pennsylvania report detailing widespread sexual abuse by priests, the Vatican said on Thursday that Pope Francis was on the victims' side. But Burke also noted that most of the abuse accusations detailed in the grand jury's report occurred before 2002, when the US Catholic bishops adopted new policies created to inform law enforcement of accusations and quickly remove accused clergy from office. (more...)
Former CIA Director John Brennan says Trump is Former CIA Director John Brennan says Trump is "drunk on power"
- August 19, 2018

His comments came two days after he yanked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan , saying he had to do "something" about the "rigged" USA federal probe of Russian election interference. The newspaper reports that Trump called the investigation a "rigged witch hunt. a sham" and went on to declare, "And these people led it". "Decisions on security clearances should be based on national security and not political views". (more...)
Omarosa proves the Trump family tried to buy her silence with this Omarosa proves the Trump family tried to buy her silence with this
- August 19, 2018

This writes the Agency Voice of America. The disgruntled former Trump champion gave a recording to NBC , featuring Lara Trump-wife of the president's son Eric-saying the offer of a $15,000 a month job after the White House would come with strings attached. (more...)
This Week: Jury Deliberates In Blockbuster Manafort Trial This Week: Jury Deliberates In Blockbuster Manafort Trial
- August 19, 2018

While we can't be certain what the president is thinking, most would agree that it is in his best interest if Manafort does not agree to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators. Judge T.S. Ellis revealed Friday that he has faced "criticism and threats" as he oversees the first trial in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. (more...)
In tribute to Vajpayee, PM Modi walks the extra mile In tribute to Vajpayee, PM Modi walks the extra mile
- August 19, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee death condolences LIVE updates: BJP leader and former Prime Minister passed away at 93 on Thursday, August 16. Vajpayee, a poet and spellbinding orator respected across the political divide in India, died Thursday after a long period of declining health. (more...)
Pentagon says China military 'likely training for strikes' on U.S. targets Pentagon says China military 'likely training for strikes' on U.S. targets
- August 18, 2018

DOD officials expect China to increase its defense budget to $240 billion over the next decade. In January the Pentagon put countering Beijing, along with Russian Federation, at the center of a new national defense strategy. Has China responded to the report's claims? The document also warns that China "is likely preparing for a contingency to unify Taiwan with China by force". (more...)
U.S. newspapers unite against Donald Trump's 'fake news' rhetoric U.S. newspapers unite against Donald Trump's 'fake news' rhetoric
- August 17, 2018

However, he said much of what the media covers is fake news aimed at pushing a political agenda and slandering his administration. A spokesperson for The Globe confirmed the development to Axios, adding "that alarming turn of the president's rhetoric - the specific labeling of the press as an "enemy of the American people" and the opposition party - does cause us concern about media outlets and the stories we have heard around the country". (more...)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Former Indian prime minister dies after illness aged 93 Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Former Indian prime minister dies after illness aged 93
- August 17, 2018

NDTV delivers reliable information across all platforms: TV, Internet and Mobile. Vajpayee was being treated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences ( AIIMS ) in Delhi, where he was admitted nine weeks ago. While Advani is seen as the architect of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, sharpening BJP's attack on "pseudosecularism", Vajpayee was often a counterfoil, presenting a more moderate face with a lesser emphasis on the Ayodhya movement. (more...)
Colorado Man Confesses to Killing Pregnant Wife and Two Daughters Colorado Man Confesses to Killing Pregnant Wife and Two Daughters
- August 17, 2018

As CrimeOnline previously reported, 34-year-old Shanann Watts and three- and four-year-old daughters were reported missing from Frederick, Colorado, earlier this week. Because if they are safe, they're coming back. Investigators have located a body they believe is Shanann Watts , said Colorado Bureau of Investigation director John Camper . (more...)
Senate Intel chairman slams former Central Intelligence Agency director for Trump-Russia claims Senate Intel chairman slams former Central Intelligence Agency director for Trump-Russia claims
- August 17, 2018

He has previously described as "treasonous" the joint press conference Mr Trump held with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Finland last month. As IJR reported , Trump first threatened to revoke the security clearances of Brennan and other Obama-era officials on July 23. (more...)
Omarosa releases recording of apparent job offer from Lara Trump Omarosa releases recording of apparent job offer from Lara Trump
- August 17, 2018

Manigault-Newman, a star of Trump's former reality TV show " The Apprentice " and a White House adviser until her firing late a year ago, now is on a publicity tour for her new book, a tell-all account of the Trump administration . Per one of Ms. Manigault Newman's earlier tapes, Mr. Trump appeared to not know she was being fired. Both she and Trump have denied the claims made in the book by Omarosa , who was sacked after a year in the White House's communications department in ... (more...)
Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley
- August 16, 2018

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups: People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should limit prolonged exertion. "We are expecting the smoke we're seeing right now in Western Washington to start to move out (Tuesday night) into (Wednesday)". (more...)
Ryan: Trump Threat To Revoke Security Clearances Is 'Trolling People' Ryan: Trump Threat To Revoke Security Clearances Is 'Trolling People'
- August 16, 2018

The final question in the briefing was whether former President Obama and former VP Biden might have their security clearances revoked as well. "They've politicized and in some cases monetized their public service and security clearances ", Sanders said . (more...)
U.S. ambassador urges United Kingdom to pull out of Iran nuclear deal U.S. ambassador urges United Kingdom to pull out of Iran nuclear deal
- August 15, 2018

Accusing Iran of "squandering its money on proxy wars and malign activities overseas", US Ambassador Woody Johnson's op-ed in the Sunday Telegraph asked the UK to " use its considerable diplomatic power and influence " to join the US " as a united front " in its effort to secure " a genuinely comprehensive agreement " on Iran ending its nuclear program. (more...)
Grieving Orca Whale Releases Dead Calf After More Than Two Weeks Grieving Orca Whale Releases Dead Calf After More Than Two Weeks
- August 15, 2018

Yesterday, the mother, J35, was spotted vigorously chasing a school of salmon with her pod-mates in mid-Haro Strait in front of the centre. A mother orca tends to her deceased calf. The Southern Resident killer whale , as J35 is listed, depends on the Chinook salmon for food. But J35's mourning, which lasted at least 17 days, marks the longest such display ever documented among southern resident killer whales. (more...)
Khamenei Rejects Trump Talks Offer, Chides Govt Over Economy Khamenei Rejects Trump Talks Offer, Chides Govt Over Economy
- August 15, 2018

Several European companies have suspended plans to invest in Iran in light of the US sanctions, including oil major Total as well as carmakers PSA, Renault and Daimler. The rial currency has lost about half of its value since April under the threat of revived US sanctions, with heavy demand for dollars among ordinary Iranians trying to protect their savings. (more...)
Russian Embassy refutes allegations about Moscow's influence on Charlottesville protests Russian Embassy refutes allegations about Moscow's influence on Charlottesville protests
- August 14, 2018

Handguns, however, will not be banned, because of state and federal gun rights law, officials said . How the Russian Federation refers to "domestic" showdown of the two subcultural movements American Congressman could not explain, ignoring the cause of the collision: neo-Nazi at a high speed rammed the anti-fascist activists, which killed 32-year-old woman and injured 19 people. (more...)
Thousands of Romanians protested corruption and police responded with force Thousands of Romanians protested corruption and police responded with force
- August 14, 2018

Several journalists, including an Austrian public television ORF cameraman, said they were attacked with tear gas by riot police. 10 police officers were injured and over 400 protesters requiring medical attention. Romania, a country of 20 million which hosts a US ballistic missile defence station, remains among the poorest and most corrupt members of the EU. In July, President Klaus Iohannis approved the dismissal of anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi, who had been leading ... (more...)
Kellyanne Conway struggles to name African-Americans in White House Kellyanne Conway struggles to name African-Americans in White House
- August 13, 2018

A weekly recap of the top political stories from The Globe, sent right to your email. On Friday, as excerpts from Manigault Newman's book emerged, the White House decried the author and the media for offering her their attention. And Trump felt compelled to throw in " all types of racism" to make sure the "fine people" among the neo-Nazis don't feel left out. The Trump campaign and Lara Trump declined to comment on Manigault Newman's description of the deal Lara Trump supposedly ... (more...)
Senate Judiciary announces Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing Senate Judiciary announces Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing
- August 13, 2018

While Democrats have argued that Republicans are rushing the process for the lifetime appointment without proper vetting, Grassley took the opposite position on Friday, adding that at their current pace, "we have plenty of time to review the rest of emails and other records that we will receive from President Bush and the National Archives". (more...)
Trump doubles tariffs on Turkey, stoking jitters Trump doubles tariffs on Turkey, stoking jitters
- August 13, 2018

I am calling on those in America again. In the article, he said that Washington used 5,000 trucks and 2,000 cargo planes to deliver weapons to the Syrian branch of an "armed group that is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Turkish citizens since 1984 and that is designated a terrorist group by the U.S". (more...)
Buzz Aldrin: Space Force is 'one giant leap in the right direction' Buzz Aldrin: Space Force is 'one giant leap in the right direction'
- August 12, 2018

Mr Trump's plans for a Space Force require approval by Congress , with a budget for the scheme to be outlined next year. But the Department of Defense has identified "five actions that can be taken immediately to begin building the Space Force", according to a fact sheet released by the White House on Thursday. (more...)
NASA second attempt at solar probe launch NASA second attempt at solar probe launch
- August 12, 2018

Launching in a ball of flame that lit up the night sky, Nasa's Parker Solar Probe today set off on its seven-year odyssey to unlock the secrets of the Sun. "We have to understand and characterize this place that we're traveling through". This is the first time NASA has named a spacecraft after a living person. (more...)
Counterprotesters expected to dwarf white supremacists in DC Counterprotesters expected to dwarf white supremacists in DC
- August 12, 2018

I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. "Peace to ALL Americans!" the president tweeted. White House aides also say Trump loves the attack on NFL players kneeling for the national anthem and seeks out reasons and stories to tweet about it. (more...)
Rand Paul says he delivered a letter from Trump to Putin Rand Paul says he delivered a letter from Trump to Putin
- August 11, 2018

Trump wants to ease tensions between the former Cold War foes and has been solicitous of the Russian strongman despite the United States intelligence community's unanimous conclusion that the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 USA election and was also targeting the upcoming midterms. (more...)
Saudi jets pound Houthis after missile hits Jizan Saudi jets pound Houthis after missile hits Jizan
- August 10, 2018

Yemen is the poorest country in the Arabian peninsula, and the United Nations says the war has created the world's most urgent humanitarian disaster, with millions of people totally dependent on aid and at risk of starvation if supply lines are cut. (more...)
Canada: Multiple deaths in New Brunswick shooting incident Canada: Multiple deaths in New Brunswick shooting incident
- August 10, 2018

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant said in a statement that "we are all shocked and saddened to learn this morning of the ongoing tragic incident". Police were also asking people on Facebook not to use social media to report on police locations. "The police officer told me to stay away from the windows and to lock the doors". (more...)
United Kingdom to seek Russian extraditions in Skripal case United Kingdom to seek Russian extraditions in Skripal case
- August 09, 2018

Government officials and prosecutors would not confirm details of the Guardian report when queried by dpa. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied any involvement in the poisonings, but United Kingdom intelligence chiefs have continued to accuse the Russian government and Russian President Vladimir Putin himself of signing off on the attacks. (more...)
'We Need To Have Dialogue' With Russia: U.S. Senator Rand Paul 'We Need To Have Dialogue' With Russia: U.S. Senator Rand Paul
- August 09, 2018

Sen. Paul met with several Russian senators during his trip to Russia on Monday, as well as Sergey Kislyak, Russia's former envoy to Washington . Shelby's delegation said it had come with the similar goal of reviving communications with Russia, but had also delivered a warning to the Russians not to interfere in the US mid-terms this November. (more...)
Five South Africans survive deadly Indonesia natural disaster Five South Africans survive deadly Indonesia natural disaster
- August 09, 2018

Quake-stricken residents of Lombok island in central Indonesia are reeling from two powerful earthquakes that struck the island in just a week, as a search-and-rescue operation was under way to look for more casualties trapped under the debris of collapsed buildings. (more...)
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...)