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German minister warns Trump against unilateral deals with Putin German minister warns Trump against unilateral deals with Putin
- July 18, 2018

Russia had earlier denied meddling in the USA election campaign and Trump called special counsel Robert Mueller's probe on the Russian interference a "political witch hunt". "What, are they waving a white flag?" He has said he wants to raise nuclear arms control, Ukraine and Syria with Mr Putin, who has served as Russia's pre-eminent leader since Mr Boris Yeltsin resigned on the last day of 1999. (more...)
Israel deals 'hardest blow' to Hamas since 2014 Gaza war Israel deals 'hardest blow' to Hamas since 2014 Gaza war
- July 17, 2018

Meanwhile, Israeli Radio reported that more than 60 rockets and projectiles were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel, adding that the rockets either were intercepted by the Iron Dome, or landed close to inhabited communities, no injuries reported. (more...)
‘The ball is in Russia’s court’: Pompeo on Moscow-Washington relations ‘The ball is in Russia’s court’: Pompeo on Moscow-Washington relations
- July 17, 2018

President Donald Trump named the European Union as a "foe", along with Russian Federation and China. Trump and United States officials have made clear they intend to raise a series of issues during the Helsinki summit , from the ongoing civil war in Syria to Russian actions in Ukraine to cyberactivities and North Korea . (more...)
Donald Trump waves at protesters as he tees off at Turnberry Donald Trump waves at protesters as he tees off at Turnberry
- July 15, 2018

The Associated Press reported that an estimated 10,000 people on Saturday marched in protest through the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. After Donald Trump met Queen Elizabeth II in England on Friday, the official White House Twitter account let followers know the president was "departing the UK". (more...)
Trump backtracks on Brexit, says US-UK ties indispensable Trump backtracks on Brexit, says US-UK ties indispensable
- July 15, 2018

Demonstrators float a blimp portraying US President Donald Trump , next to a Union Flag above Parliament Square, during the visit by Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in London , Britain July 13, 2018 . "If they do that, then their trade deal with the United States will probably not be made". "Let me tell you, he's a very talented guy". Later they will hold talks with the foreign secretary at Chequers - the PM's country residence in Buckinghamshire. (more...)
Trump says he won't turn 'Perry Mason' on Putin over election meddling Trump says he won't turn 'Perry Mason' on Putin over election meddling
- July 15, 2018

He said that was counterproductive to efforts to pressure Russian Federation. Striking in the indictment is the stated finding that key sources of leaked information from the Democratic National Committee and the campaign of candidate Hillary Clinton-both DC Leaks and the hacker persona known as Guccifer 2.0-were both the creation and under the control of the GRU, the Russian government's cladenstine intelligence service. (more...)
China vows retaliation for latest USA tariff threat China vows retaliation for latest USA tariff threat
- July 12, 2018

United States stocks fell on Wednesday, breaking a four-session streak of gains after Washington's threat to impose tariffs on an additional $ 200 billion worth of Chinese goods fanned trade war fears, while a sharp drop in oil prices hit energy shares. (more...)
Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad
- July 12, 2018

However, nine of the 14 players who featured in that game in Nice are part of Southgate's squad. Houghton, who also captains Manchester City's women's side, has been impressed with the England side, as well as their manager Southgate. (more...)
Operation Resumes to Rescue Boys Trapped in Flooded Thai Cave Operation Resumes to Rescue Boys Trapped in Flooded Thai Cave
- July 11, 2018

A source involved in the rescue mission who saw two of the four boys walk out of the cave told Reuters that they looked exhausted but healthy, adding that one even looked "vivacious and fresh". Two divers are helping each one make his way through very narrow tunnels that twist and turn, and filled with dark muddy water. The four boys pulled from the cave Sunday in an urgent and risky operation that involved them diving through the cave's tight and twisting passages were in good health. (more...)
Trump Administration Will Not Meet Deadline for Reuniting Young Children Trump Administration Will Not Meet Deadline for Reuniting Young Children
- July 11, 2018

Mexico border by a court-ordered deadline Tuesday, in part because several of the parents have already been deported. The rest of the children under 5 are expected to be reunited with their parents by July 26, attorneys said. Eight have parents in federal criminal custody and are awaiting being handed over to ICE, while an additional four have parents in state or local criminal custody. (more...)
Syrian rebels agree surrender deal with regime Syrian rebels agree surrender deal with regime
- July 10, 2018

The Russia-backed government offensive in Daraa has displaced more than 320,000 people since 19 June, according to the United Nations, including tens of thousands who fled south to the sealed border with Jordan. The talks this week focused on remaining rebel territory in Daraa province's western countryside and the southern half of the provincial capital. "Cars carrying Russian military police and representatives of the Syrian government's border administration entered the Naseeb crossing ... (more...)
Judge orders list of children separated from parents at border Judge orders list of children separated from parents at border
- July 10, 2018

He also questioned if the government's list of children under the age of 5 was accurate. The deadline is July 10 for parents with children under 5 and July 26 for everyone else. On Friday, lawyers acknowledged that "Although HHS is moving expeditiously to undertake these DNA tests, that process takes meaningful time , even when it is expedited-as this Court has implicitly recognized", the court documents said. (more...)
Trump treats Kim to a Rocket Man CD amid nuclear talks Trump treats Kim to a Rocket Man CD amid nuclear talks
- July 08, 2018

Asked if North Korea is trying to hide its nuclear program, Trump said , "We'll see". Meanwhile, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday that he expects Pompeo to discuss with the North Koreans a plan to dismantle the nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year. (more...)
Protesters greet President Trump's Great Falls visit Protesters greet President Trump's Great Falls visit
- July 08, 2018

Trump held nothing back. President Donald Trump , accompanied by first lady Melania Trump , waves as he greets military families during an afternoon picnic on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Washington. "We're taking them out by the thousands". But he decried much of the media's depiction of his successful negotiating strategy as "too nice". After the speech, Warren, D-Mass., hit back. (more...)
Scientists create hybrids to ‘bring back’ near-extinct rhino Scientists create hybrids to ‘bring back’ near-extinct rhino
- July 07, 2018

However, even if the implantation of clean embryos in future will result in the appearance of healthy offspring, the Northern white Rhino is facing another big problem: lack of genetic diversity required for healthy populations . Two females remain in captivity, but they are infertile. To produce healthy rhinoceros calves, the fertilized egg cells must be implanted into healthy rhinoceros females of reproductive age . (more...)
Donald Trump Says NATO Secretary General Is His 'Biggest Fan' Donald Trump Says NATO Secretary General Is His 'Biggest Fan'
- July 06, 2018

Asked about possible concrete outcomes from Trump's meeting with Putin, Huntsman said that "the fact that we're having a summit at this level, at this time in history, is a deliverable in itself", he said, although "I don't exclude that there will be some concrete agreement". (more...)
Vienna meet on nuclear deal supports Iran's continued oil, gas exports Vienna meet on nuclear deal supports Iran's continued oil, gas exports
- July 06, 2018

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was with Rouhani in Europe, said on Monday the foiled Villepinte attack was a "false flag ploy" to harm Iran and offered his country's help in investigating the matter. Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks during a news conference in Dublin, Ireland, April 12, 2018. Rouhani warned Wednesday that Iran could reduce its cooperation with the United Nations' nuclear watchdog if the nuclear deal falls apart. (more...)
Man rescued after 22 hours treading water Man rescued after 22 hours treading water
- July 05, 2018

A photo shows those who rescued the man, and cell phone video captured passengers cheering as he was brought on board. Here's the latest on a cruise ship worker who went overboard and was rescued by the crew of another cruise line. The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a cruise ship crew member who fell overboard Saturday off the coast of Cuba . The Getaway , which left Miami June 24 for an eight-day cruise, returned to Miami Sunday. (more...)
AG hints of more charges relating to 1MDB AG hints of more charges relating to 1MDB
- July 04, 2018

The investigation centres on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad ( 1MDB ) fund which Najib founded and which allegedly has had millions of dollars embezzled from it. Police say they recovered $273m in luxury goods and cash from a raid in June , calling the seizure of valuables the biggest in Malaysian history. (more...)
Hundreds gather in Annapolis to remember newsroom shooting victims Hundreds gather in Annapolis to remember newsroom shooting victims
- July 03, 2018

Mourners carried signs that read "We are heartbroken" and " Annapolis Strong". The brother of best-selling author and journalist Carl Hiaasen , he was a feature writer at The Baltimore Sun for 15 years before moving to the Gazette in 2010 as an assistant editor. (more...)
Burari deaths: Police register murder case, suspect occult connection Burari deaths: Police register murder case, suspect occult connection
- July 02, 2018

Police officer Vineet Kumar said all of them belonged to a family and most had lived in one home in Burari village in the northern part of the capital. "Prima facie, we suspect they committed suicide but we are also investigating the case with other possible angles of homicide. I couldn't bear watching anymore", he said. (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez win strikingly like a 1972 trailblazing one Ocasio-Cortez win strikingly like a 1972 trailblazing one
- June 29, 2018

Focussing on economic justice , Medicare for All, and the abolition of US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Ocasio-Cortez spent the final weekend of the campaign not ringing doorbells in her district but instead confronting ICE agents at a detention center on the Texas border. (more...)
Pelosi on Ocasio-Cortez's win: They made a choice in 1 district Pelosi on Ocasio-Cortez's win: They made a choice in 1 district
- June 28, 2018

That Ocasio-Cortez won on the turf of the Queens Democratic Party , among the state's most entrenched party operations, could spell a death knell for the state machine. "She is likely to be in headlines for years to come", the Times summed up, describing the outcome as "the most significant loss for a Democratic incumbent in more than a decade, and one that will reverberate across the party and the country". (more...)
Germany and France agreed on the establishment of a Eurozone budget Germany and France agreed on the establishment of a Eurozone budget
- June 24, 2018

As the two neighbours squabbled, a Danish cargo ship carrying 113 migrants was stationed near the Sicilian port of Pozzallo waiting for instructions from Italy. Although she may be thousands of kilometres from the political troubles around resettlement of Syrians back home, the issue of refugee support will be at the forefront of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Beirut. (more...)
First Lady Melania Trump Makes Trip To Visit Border Detention Facilities First Lady Melania Trump Makes Trip To Visit Border Detention Facilities
- June 23, 2018

On Wednesday afternoon, Ivanka praised her father for ending the administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents after they cross the US-Mexico border, calling the president's Wednesday executive order a "critical action". (more...)
Migrant feud casts shadow as Macron and Merkel seek EU roadmap Migrant feud casts shadow as Macron and Merkel seek EU roadmap
- June 22, 2018

The row threatens to scupper Merkel's three-month-old coalition and limits her capacity for agreeing to far-reaching euro zone reforms, of which many in her conservative bloc are skeptical. While the CSU is widely expected to win that vote, it faces a strong challenge from the far-right Alternative for Germany party, or AfD. There are also migrant camps in Libya run by the Tripoli government where the European Union pays the United Nations agencies for migration (IOM) and refugees (UNHCR) ... (more...)
President Trump Orders Creation of 'Space Force' President Trump Orders Creation of 'Space Force'
- June 19, 2018

President Donald Trump used a term from U.S. segregationist history to describe the relationship between the Air Force and his newest military branch , the Space Force, calling it "separate but equal". While the real-life Space Force idea is gaining momentum, it's going to be hard to touch the hard work of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Lucasfilm. (more...)
Kirstjen Nielsen, DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, DHS secretary
- June 19, 2018

While DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen continued to falsely insist the new policy was not new policy on Monday afternoon, Republicans increasingly sounded increasingly skeptical of her misleading claims. Immigration advocates and Democrats say the administration has made it exceedingly hard to claim asylum at official ports of entry. CNN is looking into reports that these individuals are being turned away there, as well. (more...)
DOJ: Comey's handling of Clinton email investigation unconventional but not biased DOJ: Comey's handling of Clinton email investigation unconventional but not biased
- June 18, 2018

In interviews included in the report, both Strozk and Page acknowledged that some of their texts could be read as showing their bias against Trump, both during the early stages of the collusion investigation and after Trump assumed office in January 2017. (more...)
China threatens tariffs on USA lobsters as business booms China threatens tariffs on USA lobsters as business booms
- June 18, 2018

On veiling the tariffs yesterday, Trump said: "In light of China's theft of intellectual property and technology and its other unfair trade practices, the U.S. Trump has long complained about China's huge trade surplus with the United States. United States carmakers, which have targeted China as a key growth market, are also expected to be hit by the bruising tariffs. (more...)
May: I have listened to rebels over Brexit bill May: I have listened to rebels over Brexit bill
- June 18, 2018

Grieve said the problem was that if the United Kingdom reached "the really apocalyptic moment" where no Brexit deal had been done by early February 2019, Parliament was not being offered the chance to say what should happen next - only to "note" the position. (more...)
Vladimir Putin invites Kim Jong Un to Russian Federation in September Vladimir Putin invites Kim Jong Un to Russian Federation in September
- June 16, 2018

So much so that Trump said , "I want my people to do the same". "Don't let anyone think anything different", Trump continued. An internal report has revealed Israeli foreign ministry officials' reservations over the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un , despite the government's public endorsement. (more...)
Comey made 'serious error of judgement' in handling Clinton email probe Comey made 'serious error of judgement' in handling Clinton email probe
- June 16, 2018

Trump has been eager for the report in hopes that it would vindicate his decision to fire Comey and undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. He said that would be better than Mueller's investigation because it's internal and less likely to suffer from mission creep. Hannity added that other officials made disparaging remarks about Trump supporters, including one who claimed they could "smell" Trump voters after entering a rural Virginia Walmart. (more...)
Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen searching for new legal team in Federal Bureau of Investigation probe Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen searching for new legal team in Federal Bureau of Investigation probe
- June 15, 2018

There are also reports that some members of Ryan's firm, McDermott Will & Emery, are uncomfortable representing Cohen in his NY case, which suggests that there may be something really unpleasant about it. The firm's spokesperson did not immediately respond to requests for comment. "There's a lot of speculation about whether Mr. Cohen can pay Mr. Ryan's fees", the Fox Business correspondent continued. (more...)
Californians to Vote on Initiative to Divide Their State Into 3 Californians to Vote on Initiative to Divide Their State Into 3
- June 14, 2018

A proposal to split California into three states will likely be on the November ballot, according to the Secretary of State's website . The proposal would make California the L.A. "Californians deserve a better future". A good-humored Draper rolled with the punches as Colbert ripped the new states of " Silicon Valley , the richest state per capita" and "Jefferson, famous for producing 60 percent of the country's marijuana". (more...)