India’s three-time prime minister Vajpayee dies at 93

18 Aug, 2018

The body of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been taken to his residence in the national capital where people can pay their last respects, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. "The demise of such a great leader is a great loss not only to India but also to Japan and other parts of Asia as well as the entire global community".


U.S. media counters Trump with #EnemyOfNone campaign

17 Aug, 2018

Thursday's edition of the Boston Globe features a full spread taking on President Donald Trump's fake news claims. He also accused the press of "pushing a political agenda or just plain trying to hurt people". "We can't let statements by the president declaring that the press is the enemy of the people go unchallenged", Schatz said. The president even admitted in a tweet in May 2018 that he considered any negative news regarding his person or administration "fake news".


President Trump Reportedly Asked Jeff Sessions to Have Omarosa Arrested

17 Aug, 2018

The Republican National Committee is not letting Omarosa Manigault-Newman get the last word in her tirade against the Trump White House . "Clearly, if you come on board the campaign, like, we can't have ..." she says, before being interrupted by Manigault-Newman, who says, "Oh, God no".


Khamenei Rejects Trump Talks Offer, Chides Govt Over Economy

15 Aug, 2018

The rial has lost about half of its value since April in anticipation of the renewed U.S. sanctions. He said that if Iran ever negotiates with the United States, it will not be with the current USA administration. Iranian officials have blamed "enemies" for the fall of the currency and a rapid rise in the price of gold coins, and more than 60 people, including several officials, have been arrested on charges that carry the death penalty.


Police out in full force ahead of white nationalist rally in Washington

13 Aug, 2018

He then condemned all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!' Trump faced immediate backlash over his response to the white supremacist rally a year ago that left one counter protestor dead, saying that there was "blame" as well as " very fine people " on "both sides" of the rally.


President Trump Issues Statement Ahead of Deadly Charlottesville Anniversary

13 Aug, 2018

ET. This week, NFL players in the first preseason games resumed their protests over police brutality against blacks by raising their fists, kneeling or sitting out during the National Anthem. The group said it is "organizing marching bands, drummers, puppets, and vibrant displays of art and culture to show the diversity and power of united communities in the face of right-wing violence".


'Time has come' to create US Space Force, sixth military branch: Pence

10 Aug, 2018

The Pentagon report included interim steps including creating a unified combatant command, known as the U.S. Space Command, by the end of 2018, according to a copy reviewed by Reuters. And he said that "we are going to have the Air Force , and we are going to have the Space Force - separate but equal". Without any new legislation and using existing authorities, DoD will establish several of the component parts of the Space Force.


Probe underway after baby found dead in East River

09 Aug, 2018

Diana Campbell posted a news story about the incident on her Facebook, adding, "Asking for prayers for this attractive baby boy. someone out there knows what might have happen to him". A medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death. "They kept asking if any parents were around but it was just the baby out there in the water, nobody around", said one witness at the scene.


Saudi says no room for mediation in Canada row

09 Aug, 2018

Saudi Arabia called that "unfortunate, reprehensible, and unacceptable in relations between states". The first official Russian comment on the Saudi-Canadian dispute came from the Russian Foreign Ministry, which confirmed Moscow's refusal to politicize human rights issues, noting that Saudi Arabia has the right to determine the course of its own internal reforms.


Red alerts for Portugal and Spain as heatwave hits near-record

07 Aug, 2018

In southern Portugal, the town of Evora was nearly at a standstill as only a few foreign tourists dared to venture out to take photographs of the Roman ruins called Diana's Temple. Almost 700 firefighters and 10 water-dumping aircraft were fighting the biggest outbreak, which has burned 1,000 hectares (2,470 acres) near the town of Monchique in the southern Algarve region.


Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro's public speech cut short after apparent explosion

05 Aug, 2018

Drones armed with explosives detonated near Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as he gave a speech to soldiers in the capital city Caracas on Saturday but the socialist leader was unharmed, according to the Venezuelan government. Maduro has steadily moved to concentrate power as the nation reels from a crippling economic crisis. The country's information minister later said several drones loaded with explosives landed close to the event.


Israeli airforce targets militants in Syrian-held Golan Heights

04 Aug, 2018

Sergei Rudskoi, a senior Russian Defense Ministry official, said that Russian military police had on Thursday begun patrolling in the Golan Heights and planned to set up eight observation posts in the area. Israel has sought to avoid direct involvement in the Syrian conflict but acknowledges carrying out dozens of air strikes there to stop what it says are deliveries of advanced weaponry to its Lebanese enemy Hezbollah and other Iran-backed forces.


National Archives Says Kavanaugh Doc Request Could Go On Through October

03 Aug, 2018

The documents at issue, sought by Trump's fellow Republicans, relate to Kavanaugh's service from 2001 to 2003 as a White House lawyer under Republican former President George W. After the Archives combs through all of the estimated 900,000 pages, more vetting would have to occur. This could potentially thwart Republican hopes for quick confirmation before the November election.


Trump asks Kelly to remain chief of staff until 2020

03 Aug, 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 a year ago. "Congratulations to General John Kelly ". The move comes as Kelly marked one year at the White House - an anniversary that prompted inevitable speculation about whether he will stay or go.


Online blueprints of 3-D guns blocked by Washington Judge

02 Aug, 2018

A judge issued a temporary restraining order against the distribution of materials to make guns using 3-D printers . Starting August 1, it will be legal to download the 3D-gun blueprints. He added that the administration "will continue to look at all options available to us to do what is necessary to protect Americans while also supporting the First and Second amendments".


Dutch Korean war veterans urge Rutte to bring back five dead soldiers

02 Aug, 2018

USA intelligence agencies in recent months increased their estimates of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal, taking into account enriched uranium from at least one secret enrichment site. Many families who are awaiting the return of their loved ones from the Korean War have already submitted DNA samples to the agency to help in the identification process.


Facebook identifies campaign to interfere in United States midterm elections

02 Aug, 2018

Mark R. Warner (D-Va.). President Donald Trump has offered mixed messages on Russian interference , at times even calling it a "hoax". It is also placing political ads into a public database (which, of course, you must login to see) and claims to be using both artificial intelligence and human reviewers to identify unusual or suspicious coordinated campaigning behavior.


Stolen shark returned to aquarium in San Antonio

01 Aug, 2018

A 38-year-old San Antonio man was arrested Monday night in connection with the freakish theft of a horn shark from the San Antonio Aquarium on Saturday. Stellman told The Washington Post she found the man in the parking lot about to get into a truck. When asked why he was at the magistrate's office, he said he was there to see a friend.


Donald Trump Refuses to Draw Red Lines After Threatening Government Shutdown

01 Aug, 2018

The president first threatened a shutdown on Sunday, saying that Democrats needed to back his immigration reform package, which included the wall on the USA border with Mexico. The potential shutdown is creating anxieties among Republicans who are hoping to maintain control of Congress in the fall midterm elections. McConnell, asked about a shutdown during a Kentucky radio interview, said it was not going to happen.


Israeli Police Arrest Ahed Tamimi Mural Artist Agostino Chirwin

29 Jul, 2018

But for Israelis, Tamimi is being used by her activist family as a pawn in staged provocations. On Thursday, Israeli occupation forces barred residents from entering and exiting Nabi Saleh, where Ahed lives with her family, ahead of her scheduled release.


California governor issues fire emergency for two counties ravaged by wildfire

28 Jul, 2018

About 3,200 people were asked to evacuate more than 2,000 homes in the Idyllwild, Apple Canyon, Lake Hemet, Mountain Center, Hurkey Creek and Camp Scherman areas, according to the Forest Service. The massive blaze was sparked by a malfunctioning vehicle, according to CAL FIRE. Earlier in the day, with flames exploding around Whiskeytown Lake, people tried to save boats at a marina by untying them from moorings and pushing them to safety.


Death toll of IS attacks in Syria's Sweida rises to 215

28 Jul, 2018

Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity. Islamic State was driven from almost all the territory it once held in Syria previous year in separate offensives by the Russian-backed army and a US-backed militia alliance.


Hamas vows revenge after Israeli raid kills 3 militants

28 Jul, 2018

The attacker Mohammed Dar Youssef from Kobar was shot dead while the dead Israeli has been named as 31-year-old father-of-two Yotam Ovadia. The Israeli defense minister has vowed to expand controversial settlement policies in the West Bank, claiming that it is the "best answer to terrorism".


North Korea Returns Remains Of 55 Americans, White House Says

27 Jul, 2018

The United Nations Command (UNC) in South Korea said 55 sets of remains were on board the plane. From 1996 to 2005, 229 additional caskets were found and transferred. The remains are expected to be taken to Hawaii for identification. Officials have bristled, however, at criticism from the US that it seeks to profit from the repatriations by demanding excessive fees for handling and transporting the remains.


New Cohen tape surfaces a bigger Trump fish

27 Jul, 2018

She sold her story to the National Enquirer , signing a $150,000 agreement that gave the tabloid exclusive story rights and banned her from talking publicly about the alleged affair. Mr Giuliani said the president says "don't pay with cash". "If you wanted to hide something, you would not do it by corporation or cheque", he said.


Prosecutors now have 12 recordings seized from ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

26 Jul, 2018

Monday's filing came from a court-appointed official who is reviewing claims by Cohen's and Trump's lawyers about which of the materials seized from Cohen are shielded by attorney-client privilege. Daniels, 39, was paid $130,000 by Cohen on the eve of the 2016 presidential election in exchange for what she has said was her silence about her own sexual tryst with Trump.


Trump warns Iran's President Rouhani: 'NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN'

26 Jul, 2018

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has developed a reputation for firing off heated tweets that seem to escalate disputes with world leaders at odds with the U.S. out of the global deal meant to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon and ordered increased American sanctions. Prominent Iranian political analyst Seed Leilaz downplayed the war of words, saying it was in his opinion "the storm before the calm".


USA pushes United Nations to maintain sanctions pressure on N Korea

24 Jul, 2018

The U.S. shared photographic evidence and documents tracing the ships to China and Russian Federation with the U.N. Security Council's sanctions committee this month. "We need to see Chairman Kim do what he promised the world he would do". North Korea's economy contracted at the sharpest rate in two decades in 2017, South Korea's central bank estimated on Friday, as worldwide sanctions and drought hit growth hard, with signs living conditions were beginning to deteriorate.


Satellite images show North Korea has begun dismantling key test site

24 Jul, 2018

President Donald Trump at a June summit, a Washington-based think tank said on Monday. In a tweet early on Monday, Trump rejected "Fake News" that he was angry because progress was not happening fast enough with North Korea. "We have no rush for speed". "We have no speed limit". "Simply a photograph, of Kim with Trump, by the flag of the United States, is a major propaganda boost for the Kim regime", King said.


US Struggling to Convert North Korea Promises into Progress

23 Jul, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , May 9, 2018, released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang . The Korean government, it said, is "closely cooperating with the United States and the [UN Security Council] Sanctions Committee to faithfully implement Security Council resolutions".



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