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Bob Woodward: Trump Threat ‘Has Not Been Treated Seriously Enough’ Bob Woodward: Trump Threat ‘Has Not Been Treated Seriously Enough’
- September 11, 2018

Woodward, whose new book " Fear: Trump in the White House " hits book stores on Tuesday, described the incident in the interview with CBS as the most risky moment of Trump's nuclear standoff with North Korea. Several prominent figures in the book have denied quotes that Woodward attributes to them. Sanders countered that Trump is more concerned with the anonymous official who wrote the piece. (more...)
Investigators raid home of couple who raised funds for homeless man Investigators raid home of couple who raised funds for homeless man
- September 10, 2018

The feel-good story of a New Jersey couple helping out a kindhearted homeless man has taken yet another ugly turn, with a judge ordering the pair to appear in court and a subsequent police raid on their home. TV news footage showed D'Amico whiffing a golf club on the lawn as officers carried boxes of evidence out of his house. They alleged that Bobbit spent some of it on drugs and that they were withholding the rest. (more...)
Nerve agent attackers were Russian spies, reveals May Nerve agent attackers were Russian spies, reveals May
- September 10, 2018

The Russian foreign ministry said Wednesday that it did not recognize the names Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. Calling the poisoning a "sickening and despicable" attack, Javid said it was "unequivocally, crystal-clear this was the act of the Russian state - two Russian nationals sent to Britain with the sole objective of carrying out a reckless assassination attempt". (more...)
Cincinnati Police say 4 dead, including gunman, in bank shooting Cincinnati Police say 4 dead, including gunman, in bank shooting
- September 10, 2018

Waller Austin said he learned his wife had been shot when a police officer who was with her called and told him what was going on. "I was walking past the Chipotle and I had my headphones in when some woman stopped me and said 'You don't want to go to the square, we just heard gun shots, ' " he says. (more...)
Donald Trump to Supporters: If You Don't Vote, I Might Get Impeached Donald Trump to Supporters: If You Don't Vote, I Might Get Impeached
- September 10, 2018

I think their reporters should go in there and investigate who it is. Trump's trip to Montana and North Dakota this week is elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a political litmus test for voters. Mr Trump's remarks came days after a new book by Bob Woodward, who investigated Watergate scandal, and a write up in The New York Times by anonymous senior official painted a grim picture of his administration. (more...)
Delta Fire Shuts Down I-5, Snarling Traffic Delta Fire Shuts Down I-5, Snarling Traffic
- September 09, 2018

Forest Service said. Meanwhile, truckers who rely heavily on the I-5 to transport timber and other goods along the West Coast had the unenviable choice of waiting or taking a jammed detour that added 115 miles (185 kilometers) or so to their journeys. (more...)
India gets gay rights victory with Supreme Court decision on sex India gets gay rights victory with Supreme Court decision on sex
- September 09, 2018

Justice D Y Chandrachud, who was a member of the five-judge constitution bench which ruled that gay sex among consenting adults was no more a criminal offence, said on Saturday that in Section 377 the judgment really represented in that sense the battle between laws of a colonial origin and laws which must truly represent constitutional values. (more...)
China's record trade surplus with United States adds fuel to trade war fire China's record trade surplus with United States adds fuel to trade war fire
- September 09, 2018

The moves would sharply escalate Trump's trade war with Beijing over his demands for major changes in economic, trade and technology policy. While China's trade surplus with the United States grew again, it remained stable with the rest of the world at US$27.9 billion in August. (more...)
Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Sentenced to 14 Days In Prison
- September 08, 2018

In late April, he told them that Mifsud said the Russians had information that could harm Clinton, in the form of thousands of emails. Papadopoulos tried futilely for months to arrange a meeting between top campaign aides and Russian officials . (more...)
'A horrific situation': 4 dead in Cincinnati bank shooting 'A horrific situation': 4 dead in Cincinnati bank shooting
- September 08, 2018

Police in Cincinnati have reported three people killed and a gunman dead in a shooting at a bank. The city's police chief, Eliot Isaac, said he could not confirm local media reports that the gunman was a disgruntled employee of the bank, and said he had no information that the victims were targeted. (more...)
Four Senior Trump Advisers Deny They Wrote New York Times Op-Ed Four Senior Trump Advisers Deny They Wrote New York Times Op-Ed
- September 08, 2018

The official said that early on in the administration, some officials quietly discussed invoking the 25th amendment of the US Constitution, which allows the removal of a president judged unable to perform his duties. Angrily. One of Mr Trump's tweets simply said " TREASON? ". Calling it a "two-track" presidency, the author said Trump works on his own agenda, while others in the administration take actions they believe are in the best interest of the country. (more...)
Marco Rubio hallway confrontation with Alex Jones: 'Don't touch me again, man' Marco Rubio hallway confrontation with Alex Jones: 'Don't touch me again, man'
- September 07, 2018

Ahead of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday, Jones confronted CNN's Oliver Darcy outside the hearing room, accusing the reporter of leading a campaign to purge Infowars from the Internet. (more...)
Two Russian nationals identified as suspected Salisbury nerve agent attackers Two Russian nationals identified as suspected Salisbury nerve agent attackers
- September 06, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament that investigations showed they are officers of Russia's military intelligence service, known as the GRU. If the British version is to be believed, on March 4 former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, convicted in Russian Federation of spying for Britain, and his daughter Yulia, were affected by a nerve gas of the Novichok class in Salisbury. (more...)
Sinead McNamara: Australian influencer dies on Greece yacht Sinead McNamara: Australian influencer dies on Greece yacht
- September 06, 2018

Sinead McNamara , 20, had been working on the £108-million Mayan Queen IV superyacht for four months when she was discovered on Friday. Australian model Sinead McNamara has died while on her dream holiday in Greece. Leisure you adventurous insane lady!"Ms McNamara's Fb unearths her older sister was as soon as resulting from the contact down in Greece appropriate a day after her loss of life. (more...)
Russian airstrikes target rebel-held areas west of Syria's Idlib: monitor group Russian airstrikes target rebel-held areas west of Syria's Idlib: monitor group
- September 06, 2018

Iran and Shia group Hezbollah are strong allies of the Bashar al-Assad regime, whose forces have been fighting opposition groups in a deadly civil war since 2011. The province is one of the last areas in Syria held by forces opposed to President Bashar al Assad . The Iranian diplomatic chief was welcomed by Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad at the airport upon his arrival at Damascus airport. (more...)
Section 377: What happened in the past 9 years Section 377: What happened in the past 9 years
- September 06, 2018

The bench comprised of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra , Justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra . "The sustenance of identity is the pillar of life". If the Supreme Court strikes down the Section 377 , it may even open up debate for legal recourse for male sexual assault victim, apart from restoring the dignity and rights of gay couples. (more...)
Duo in Terengganu lesbian sex case whipped six times Duo in Terengganu lesbian sex case whipped six times
- September 04, 2018

Campaigners said it was the first time that women in Malaysia have been caned for violating a sharia regulation which forbids same-sex relations. Two Malaysian women convicted under Islamic law of attempting to have sex have been caned in public. (more...)
Democrats decry 'Friday night document massacre' as White House withholds Kavanaugh docs Democrats decry 'Friday night document massacre' as White House withholds Kavanaugh docs
- September 04, 2018

Last month, Kavanaugh told Collins he believed the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision was "settled law" - a comment she was pleased with, but that many Democrats and abortion rights organizations called vague and unimpressive. Republicans said Democrats are reaching for objections. Burck said he has given the committee "every reviewable" document that he received except those that fell into exemptions that included "presidential records protected by constitutional privilege". (more...)
Zarif meets Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Islamabad Zarif meets Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Islamabad
- September 03, 2018

After his return from Pakistan last month, Mr Sidhu said, there was controversy in India, but the new Pakistan prime minister said "they want peace". "I can say with full confidence that relations between both the nations would be enhanced", he said. Official members are the minister for finance, revenue & economic affairs, the minister for planning and development, the secretary of the finance division, the governor state bank, the adviser on institutional reforms, the adviser on ... (more...)
Judge Orders Couple to Hand over Cash Raised for Homeless Veteran Judge Orders Couple to Hand over Cash Raised for Homeless Veteran
- September 03, 2018

When McClure ran out of gas, Bobbitt , who is homeless, gave his last $20 to buy gas for her. McClure started a GoFundMe.com campaign for Bobbitt . But McClure and D'Amico said that Bobbitt had begun to spend the money on drugs, and chose to withhold some of it for his benefit. (more...)
Brazil court bars Lula from running in presidential election Brazil court bars Lula from running in presidential election
- September 03, 2018

The lone opposing voice during the steamy session Justice Edson Fachin disagreed with his fellow justices, citing a recent call by a United Nations human rights committee calling for Lula to be allowed to run while he further appeals his conviction. (more...)
Solidifying Africa's ties with China Solidifying Africa's ties with China
- September 03, 2018

The invitation for a State Visit extended by President Xi Jinping is a reciprocal gesture after President Ramaphosa hosted President Xi on a State Visit on 24 July 2018, ahead of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg. Projects completed under the initiative include the Mombasa-Nairobi Railway (June 2017), the Djibouti-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Railway (January 2018) and the 186.5 kilometers Abuja-Kaduna (Nigeria) rail line (July 2018). (more...)
Almost two-thirds oppose firing Sessions, back Mueller Almost two-thirds oppose firing Sessions, back Mueller
- September 03, 2018

Sessions, in a rare rebuttal, responded that he took control of the department the day he became attorney general and would not allow it to be "improperly influenced by political considerations". Graham told some media outlets last week he believes the president may replace Sessions after the November midterm elections, following the president's repeated attacks on the nation's top law enforcement officer. (more...)
Puerto Rico 2017 hurricane death toll raised to almost 3,000 from 64 Puerto Rico 2017 hurricane death toll raised to almost 3,000 from 64
- September 02, 2018

Puerto Ricans are "going to remember this forever". One month after Maria, when the official number of people killed stood at 16, Trump said that the disaster was nothing compared to Hurricane Katrina's death toll . "It seemed like it was better to dance to President Trump's tune than to tell the truth that we were all seeing." she said. Researchers found the government and hospitals were inadequately prepared for the Category 4 storm. (more...)
Father of boy found dead in New Mexico compound pleads not guilty Father of boy found dead in New Mexico compound pleads not guilty
- September 01, 2018

Chavez ruled that the other three defendants could be released as early as Wednesday depending on what action prosecutors take. "It's hard I'm sure for the public to understand why this has to happen this way", Chavez said on Wednesday. The two suspects are accused of neglecting to provide proper medicine and health care to the boy, and other children from the compound allegedly told police that he was subjected to rituals to cast out demons. (more...)
Frank Field quits Labour whip over anti-semitism row Frank Field quits Labour whip over anti-semitism row
- September 01, 2018

Mr Field told the Guardian that he was contemplating hiring a solicitor to fight any attempt to remove him from the party. The MP also blamed a "culture of intolerance, nastiness and intimidation" in local Labour parties. "I absolutely want to remain a member of the party", he said. Mr Field also hit out at his local division of the party, describing it as the second factor that drove him to quit. (more...)
Ron DeSantis says electing a Black person would ‘monkey’ things up Ron DeSantis says electing a Black person would ‘monkey’ things up
- August 31, 2018

DeSantis follows up by saying Gillum's socialist agenda would bankrupt the state, but monkey is frequently used as a derogatory term for Black people. "I don't think there's any other way to interpret it". "It just so happens that I think the communities that most resonate with me happen to also be folks from communities that don't typically participate in midterm elections". (more...)
Russia plans largest military drills since end of Cold War Russia plans largest military drills since end of Cold War
- August 31, 2018

In one of the stages of the exercises the Russian military will join military units of China and Mongolia. He said the organisation was considering a Russian offer to allow Nato military attachés based in Moscow to be sent to observe the drills. (more...)
Trump accuses Google of hiding 'fair media' coverage Trump accuses Google of hiding 'fair media' coverage
- August 31, 2018

GLOBAL tech giant Google has hit back at US President Donald Trump's extravagant claims that the search engine rigs its results to show negative stories about him and his administration. They are controlling what we can & cannot see. Adds Google: "We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment". It comes after Mr Trump has previously attacked Google, Twitter and Facebook for being "very dishonest media". (more...)
Trump Was Predictably Petty Following The Death Of Senator John McCain Trump Was Predictably Petty Following The Death Of Senator John McCain
- August 30, 2018

Trump's proclamation came just hours after the White House flag had been returned to full-staff, drawing complaints from right and left. In a statement on McCain's death , Obama highlighted those instances and said even though they lived on different sides of the political spectrum, they both had a common goal. (more...)
Don McGahn: Donald Trump says White House counsel to depart Don McGahn: Donald Trump says White House counsel to depart
- August 30, 2018

Trump praised his top White House lawyer Wednesday, saying he has "worked with Don for a long time and truly appreciate his service!" McGahn, who has been cooperating heavily with the Mueller probe, has lost some trust within the White House, making a departure appear to be overdue. (more...)
CNN Analyst: Criticism of Antifa Is ‘Donald Trump’s Appeal to Racism’ CNN Analyst: Criticism of Antifa Is ‘Donald Trump’s Appeal to Racism’
- August 30, 2018

The theme here is, 'I'm Donald Trump and I'll protect you from the scary black people .' Antifa is widely perceived as an African American organization and this is just part of the same story of LeBron James and Don Lemon and Maxine Waters and the National Football League players and the UCLA basketball players. (more...)
Julie Bishop to quit Julie Bishop to quit
- August 28, 2018

Mr Turnbull praised Ms Bishop, saying she "has been and remains an inspiring role model for women here and around the world". Curtin MP Julie Bishop's decision to quit cabinet and the coveted foreign affairs portfolio is perhaps the biggest unintended outcome of Malcolm Turnbull's demise. (more...)
Lewandowski: I warned Trump about Cohen Lewandowski: I warned Trump about Cohen
- August 28, 2018

Cohen pleaded guilty this week in a federal court in Manhattan to campaign finance violations alleging he coordinated with Trump on a hush-money scheme to buy the silence of a porn actress and a Playboy model who alleged affairs. He's worked for the Trump family for decades, starting with Fred Trump in the 1970s. Former Clinton special counsel and now Cohen lawyer - Lanny Davis - said that he could "not independently verify" claims he made last week that the president knew about ... (more...)
Pope About Call for Resignation: Pope About Call for Resignation: "I Will Not Say a Single Word"
- August 28, 2018

In a statement provided to the AP Sunday about the Nienstedt case, Vigano said a Vatican investigation of the allegation found no wrongdoing on his part. He travelled widely, including for Catholic Relief Services, the humanitarian branch of the USA church. "Obviously as a believer, as a Christian I think there is a message there of ultimate birth and I want people to see past the wrong things that undoubtedly have been done and recognise the real message that is there, that was there in the ... (more...)
Forgotten in Myanmar, 129,000 Rohingya languish in camps Forgotten in Myanmar, 129,000 Rohingya languish in camps
- August 28, 2018

Myanmar has rejected accusations of ethnic cleansing and dismissed most accounts of atrocities, blaming Rohingya "terrorists". Let us see our parents' graves. But Myanmar says it was simply defending itself and bristles at worldwide calls for justice. The report detailed a campaign of violence by Myanmar forces targeting the Rohingya, including killings, torture, rape, and village burnings in three northern townships, in response to attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on ... (more...)
Prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg immunity in Cohen probe Prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg immunity in Cohen probe
- August 28, 2018

The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Cohen found ways to profit from the arrangement, making millions from corporations by selling access to Trump, but felt adrift and isolated from Trump, according to two people familiar with his thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. (more...)
Senator John McCain Dead At 81 Senator John McCain Dead At 81
- August 28, 2018

Ohio's Republican Gov. John Kasich , a primary opponent of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election , tweeted Monday on the decision to raise the flags at the White House to full staff, calling it "Shameful". Melania Trump even took to Twitter to thank McCain for his " service to the nation ". "Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did", Obama, who bested McCain in the 2008 presidential election, said in a statement. (more...)
Trump Cancels Pompeo's North Korea Trip: 'We Are Not Making Sufficient Progress' Trump Cancels Pompeo's North Korea Trip: 'We Are Not Making Sufficient Progress'
- August 27, 2018

With many analysts expecting the relationship with China to get worse before it gets better, Trump has set a high bar for resuming high-level negotiations with North Korea. Trump tied a future trip by Pompeo to progress in U.S. He finished the series of three tweets on a hopeful note, however, writing that he hopes talks will resume soon. (more...)
Trump tweet sparks angry response from South African government Trump tweet sparks angry response from South African government
- August 26, 2018

A visibly angry Glaude was having none of it. South Africans were invited to participate on the proposed amendment of Section 25 of the country's constitution dealing with property rights. As with most of Trump's tweets, it is far from the truth and neglects the decades of apartheid and racism in South Africa. South Africa's communications minister said Trump's tweet would not affect relations between South Africa and the United States. (more...)