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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...)
Mind-blowing ways on how to deal with lies
- July 03, 2019

Lies become quite devastating when you finally get to know the truth. Nobody really deserves the pain of lies. So, incorporate the following tips and you will always be way ahead of what people say. Be investigative all the time to save yourself from the disappointment A lot of to people think that reading so much into a situation can cause damage to you. (more...)
Truce emerges on China-US tariffs; easing of Huawei ban Truce emerges on China-US tariffs; easing of Huawei ban
- July 03, 2019

It would be possible to make an argument that investors were responding more to the weak Chinese PMI raising hopes of increased stimulus spending than to any positive view of the U.S. Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer echoed those remarks, tweeting that "Huawei is one of (the) few potent levers we have to make China play fair on trade ". (more...)
Three Arrested In Sydney ISIS Terror Raids
- July 03, 2019

Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney said the 20-year-old man from the Sydney suburb of Greenacre had been monitored for the past 12 months since returning to Australia from Lebanon. The three men will likely be charged later on Tuesday. The commissioner said the men will be charged with a number of "serious offenses" ranging from being a member of a terrorist organization, planning a terror attack, and preparations to enter a foreign country with the intent of hostile activities. (more...)
Pence suddenly cancels New Hampshire event to stay at White House Pence suddenly cancels New Hampshire event to stay at White House
- July 03, 2019

The White House had said earlier that he would be taking part in a roundtable discussion with former patients at Granite Recovery Center, a rehab facility in Salem. "Afterward, he was scheduled to speak about New Hampshire's opioid crisis", the outlet noted. "The [Vice President] never left Washington, DC". " Something came up that required the [Vice President] to remain in Washington, DC. (more...)
Trump's 4th of July celebration will have a VIP section and tanks Trump's 4th of July celebration will have a VIP section and tanks
- July 03, 2019

The Democratic National Committee says it wasn't given any tickets to hand out. The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, F-22 fighter jets and possibly other military aircraft are expected to conduct flyovers as part of Trump's plans for a " Salute to America " that will include a speech from him at the Lincoln Memorial. (more...)
Australia 'disappointed' by Japan's IWC withdrawal Australia 'disappointed' by Japan's IWC withdrawal
- July 03, 2019

Some Japanese specialists believe that the withdrawal of the Asian country from the IWC was a mistake. Japan's outlined quotas for whale hunts include killing 220 whales in the period from October to December this year. He said Japan's commercial whaling will never harm whale stocks. By 2017, whalers brought back 3,000 tons-all the whale , taste for the meat faded. (more...)
Antifa Assaults Conservative Journalist Andy Ngo in Portland Antifa Assaults Conservative Journalist Andy Ngo in Portland
- July 02, 2019

Police said they received reports of milkshake cups filled with quick-drying cement being thrown at people. The chaos broke out when at least three rival groups - including members of the #HimToo movement, the right-wing hate group " Proud Boys " and anti-fascist organizations - collided in Portland on Saturday during competing rallies that had been planned in different parts of the city. (more...)
Japan fisherman catch first whales as commercial hunts resume Japan fisherman catch first whales as commercial hunts resume
- July 02, 2019

Its last commercial hunt was in 1986, but Japan has never really stopped whaling - it has been conducting instead what it says are research missions which catch hundreds of whales annually. Commercial whaling began in the 1800s and nearly drove whales to extinction. Astrid Fuchs of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) said in December that Japan's decision was "devastating news" for whales. (more...)
Gun battle rages in Afghan capital after powerful blast injures 65 Gun battle rages in Afghan capital after powerful blast injures 65
- July 02, 2019

Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the militants detonated the vehicle bomb close to Gulbahar Tower. The rush-hour blast, which sent a plume of smoke into the air and shook buildings almost two kilometres (1.2 miles) away, was followed by gunmen storming a building and triggering a gun battle with special forces in the Puli Mahmood Khan neighbourhood of the Afghan capital. (more...)
Detective who fought for 9/11 compensation funding dies Detective who fought for 9/11 compensation funding dies
- July 01, 2019

A former Marine and 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Alvarez was praised on Twitter by the department's chief of detectives early Saturday. "An inspiration, a warrior, a friend-we will carry his sword", said Shea. "I will continue to fight until the Good Lord decides it's time", he wrote . "So now I'm resting and I'm at peace". He was at peace with that, surrounded by family . (more...)
European heatwave: Temperature may pass highest on record in France European heatwave: Temperature may pass highest on record in France
- July 01, 2019

Before this year, the previous record was 44.1 degrees Celsius recorded during a heatwave in 2003 that killed thousands. In 2003, a heat wave killed more than 14,000 people, the news station reported, and a year ago, another wave caused deaths in both Spain and Portugal. (more...)
Australian Family Doesn't Know If Student Was Detained In North Korea Australian Family Doesn't Know If Student Was Detained In North Korea
- July 01, 2019

A spokeswoman said in an emailed statement on Thursday: "He has not been in digital contact with friends or family since Tuesday morning Australian time, which is unusual for him". Network Ten said Sigley claimed in a recent article to be "free to wander around the city, without anyone accompanying me", suggesting he had "nearly unprecedented access" in a country where foreigners are generally closely monitored and controlled by the totalitarian government. (more...)
Dubai's Princess Haya flees UAE with money, kids Dubai's Princess Haya flees UAE with money, kids
- June 30, 2019

Various reports are circulating across the globe that Princess Haya bint Hussein of Jordan, 45, has fled Dubai and her multimillion-dollar husband, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum - the Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. (more...)
Migrants stranded on rescue ship as it ignores port ban Migrants stranded on rescue ship as it ignores port ban
- June 30, 2019

Offering no resistance, she was escorted from the vessel without handcuffs and taken away in a vehicle as Salvini slammed what he termed a "criminal act, an act of war" in demanding she be imprisoned. "I have chose to enter the harbor, which is free at night, on my own". Rockete had previously warned she was anxious about the psychological condition of those rescued off crisis-hit Libya. (more...)
Libyan Forces Claim to Take Key Town From Rival Army Libyan Forces Claim to Take Key Town From Rival Army
- June 30, 2019

Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally-recognised government forces and Eastern forces, in southern Tripoli, Libya, June 22, 2019. The oil-rich country has since seen the emergence of two rival seats of power: one in eastern Libya, with which Haftar is affiliated, and the Tripoli-based United Nations - recognized government. (more...)
Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling That Blocked Florida Cross on Public Land Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling That Blocked Florida Cross on Public Land
- June 29, 2019

In dissent, Justice Neil Gorsuch reached for history and disagreed with the court's conclusion. After arguments before the high court, opponents of the question informed the court they had obtained "new evidence" that the decision was politically motivated. (more...)
Man who plowed in Charlottesville crowd sentenced to life in prison
- June 29, 2019

Friday's sentencing in federal court is separate from state charges that he faces in connection to the same incident. Speaking ahead of his sentencing on Friday, Fields apologised for the "hurt and loss" he had caused. The jury in that case recommended a life sentence plus 419 years and $480,000 in fines. "The bottom line is this is a historically significant act of violence that the government has an obligation to condemn through the strongest punishment possible, and I think the judge ... (more...)
Sea-Watch migrant rescue boat defies Salvini, enters Italian waters Sea-Watch migrant rescue boat defies Salvini, enters Italian waters
- June 29, 2019

The decision by the European Court of Human Rights to reject the ship's request to dock severely underestimates the effect that such a prolonged period at sea can have on the health of people who are already extremely vulnerable. "I will not be giving anyone permission to go to the country", said Salvini in a Live Video on Facebook. Meanwhile, Spanish rescue vessel Open Arms headed back to the waters of Libya Thursday despite the threat of a 200,000-900,000 euro fine from the Spanish ... (more...)
Wildfire in Spain rages for third day amid heatwave Wildfire in Spain rages for third day amid heatwave
- June 29, 2019

In Toulouse, the set temperatures are anticipated to be triumphant in 41C on Thursday, charities acquire been handing out water to homeless people. Much of Europe is experiencing low warmth. Five roads were closed to traffic in the rural area which is about 120 kilometres (75 miles) west of Barcelona. Parts of Spain and Italy are also expected to top 40 degrees on Friday. (more...)
Drowned Salvadoran father and daughter were heading to Dallas Drowned Salvadoran father and daughter were heading to Dallas
- June 28, 2019

Rosa Ramirez sobs as she shows journalists toys that belonged to her almost 2-year-old granddaughter Valeria in her home in San Martin, El Salvador , Tuesday, June 25, 2019. After an hours-long search, rescuers have discovered the bodies on Monday, about 500 meters away. Several more have drowned this year. A total of 283 migrant deaths were recorded last year, however the toll so far this year has not been released. (more...)
Urgent hunt for Australian man who has vanished in North Korea Urgent hunt for Australian man who has vanished in North Korea
- June 28, 2019

He said later that recounting Biblical scriptures helped him endure the "long and grueling investigation". Trump is due to fly to Seoul at the weekend for a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and the United States special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun arrived Thursday to prepare the visit. (more...)