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Bank CEO charged in Manafort bribery scheme created to get Trump post

Bank CEO charged in Manafort bribery scheme created to get Trump post In order to avoid violating limitations on the size of loans to individual borrowers, Calk used a bank holding company to acquire part of the loan. Manafort did so as a second set of loans worth $6 million was pending with Calk's bank, the prosecutors allege. [Full Article...]

Bolton says N Korea missile tests violated United Nations resolutions

Bolton says N Korea missile tests violated United Nations resolutions Security Council sanctions aimed at punishing the North for its nuclear weapons program. Bolton said Stephen Biegun, the US special representative for North Korea, "can't wait" to meet his North Korean counterpart again, "but they haven't responded", adding that Biegun was ready to get on a plane and go "anywhere, any time". [Full Article...]

Facebook axed more than 3 Billion Fake Accounts During Last Six Months

Facebook axed more than 3 Billion Fake Accounts During Last Six Months In the company's latest Community Standards Enforcement Report , released Thursday, Facebook said almost all of the fake accounts were caught by artificial intelligence and more human monitoring. "This huge metric of fake accounts is due to an increase in automated attacks by bad actors who try to create large amounts of fake accounts at once." he added. [Full Article...]

Indian Ocean islands: UN deals diplomatic blow to UK, US

Indian Ocean islands: UN deals diplomatic blow to UK, US The General Assembly resolution, like the court's ruling, is not legally binding but it does carry weight since the ruling came from the U.N.'s highest court and the assembly vote reflects world opinion. Since the decolonization of Mauritius was not conducted in a manner consistent with the right of peoples to self-determination, it follows that the continued administration of the Chagos Archipe... [Full Article...]

Militants in Syria launch attack, have toxic agents - Russian Federation claims

Militants in Syria launch attack, have toxic agents - Russian Federation claims Russian Federation and Turkey, the key ally of the rebels, in September reached an agreement that nominally protects Idlib amid fears for the safety of about three million people in the north-western area. Ortagus said that the offensive has "destroyed known health facilities, schools, residences and internally displaced person camps". "The facts, however, are clear: the Assad regime itself has ... [Full Article...]

Who Is Theresa May? 5 Facts About UK's 2nd Female Prime Minister

Who Is Theresa May? 5 Facts About UK's 2nd Female Prime Minister But then came the shock for Europe that May could not sell the deal to her own Conservative Party , failing three times to get it through Parliament. Others tipped are Dominic Raab, a Brexit supporter and former Brexit secretary, with a 14% implied probability on his chances. "We will leave the European Union on October 31, deal or no deal", Johnson told an economic conference in Switzerland ... [Full Article...]

US Needs to Correct Incorrect Actions to Continue Trade Talks - China

US Needs to Correct Incorrect Actions to Continue Trade Talks - China Talks between the arena's two largest economies have stalled after each and each nation lobbied bigger tariffs on the numerous's imports, and China is reportedly occupied with canceling the following round of meetings in Beijing - even sooner than the us formally accredited the invitation. [Full Article...]

Prayers For Closs Family As Jake Patterson Sentenced Friday

Prayers For Closs Family As Jake Patterson Sentenced Friday Jayme flagged down a woman who was walking a dog and Patterson was arrested minutes later. Patterson's lawyers said a "lifetime of social isolation" led him to commit the crime. Jayme Closs , a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl, went missing on October 15, 2018. "He thought he could own me but he was wrong", she said. "I was smarter." She said she wanted to see Patterson "locked up forever". [Full Article...]

Six dead after election riots erupt in Indonesia's capital

Six dead after election riots erupt in Indonesia's capital That moves come after fresh skirmishes erupted late Wednesday outside the election supervisory agency's office in the heart of the city, with thousands of protesters chanting and waving Indonesian flags . "There are attempts to create martyrs, blaming security officials for building public anger", he said. On Wednesday, protesters outside the Election Supervisory Agency threw water bottles an... [Full Article...]

Call Our Leader Abe Shinzo, Not Shinzo Abe, Japan Tells The World

Call Our Leader Abe Shinzo, Not Shinzo Abe, Japan Tells The World Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said the government hoped going forward that the Prime Minister's name "would be written Abe Shinzo, just like Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean President Moon Jae-in". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom chief guarantees a 'bold offer' on Brexit deal

United Kingdom chief guarantees a 'bold offer' on Brexit deal In a series of tweets after the Prime Minister's resignation, Ms Sturgeon insisted there should be a general election when a new Tory leader is chosen. "Added to the experience of the past three years, this makes it all the more important that Scotland is given the choice of becoming an independent country". [Full Article...]

MS leaders: Lawmaker should resign if he hit wife

MS leaders: Lawmaker should resign if he hit wife A south MS lawmaker punched his wife in the face after she didn't undress quickly enough when the lawmaker wanted to have sex, according to a police report in the case. McLeod's wife declined to go to the hospital by ambulance, but assured authorities she would seek treatment so authorities would have a report of the injuries, the Biloxi Sun Herald reported. [Full Article...]

19 students killed in fire at commercial complex in Surat

19 students killed in fire at commercial complex in Surat Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said at least 19 people died in the blaze, according to PTI . "Death toll may rise", said Surat Police Commissioner Satish Kumar Mishra. He expressed grief over the incident and declared a financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh each to the family members of the deceased. "The students lost their life both because of the fire and jumping out of the building", ... [Full Article...]

Trump to sidestep Congress to clear arms deals benefiting Saudi Arabia, UAE

Trump to sidestep Congress to clear arms deals benefiting Saudi Arabia, UAE Bob Menendez and Chris Murphy , is expected to claim an emergency under the Arms Control Act, which would prevent the Senate from taking a vote of disapproval on the sale. "Rather than stand up against those who murdered Jamal Khashoggi and are working against USA interests, the Trump administration chose to do an end run around the Congress and possibly the law". [Full Article...]

Jeff City Tornado Causes Property Damage, Minor Injuries to Nine

Jeff City Tornado Causes Property Damage, Minor Injuries to Nine The weather service estimated that the tornado was an EF-3 on a scale of zero to five, with peak winds of 160 mph (257 km per hour). "Unfortunately, we're still assessing damage this morning", he said. Two barges broke loose and floated swiftly down the swollen Arkansas River in eastern Oklahoma, spreading alarm downstream as they threatened to hit a dam. [Full Article...]

Julian Assange charged with publishing classified information

Julian Assange charged with publishing classified information It was a step debated but ultimately not taken by the Obama administration. A United States decision to bring new charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may raise his chances of being extradited straight to America, rather than to Sweden where prosecutors are investigating a rape allegation against him. [Full Article...]

United’s CEO Will Fly on the Boeing 737 Max

United’s CEO Will Fly on the Boeing 737 Max A file image of a Boeing 737 MAX flight deck. Last October a Lion AIr Boeing 737 Max crashed after taking off from Jakarta. In total, 346 people died . Canadian carrier Westjet has suspended routes and cancelled flights owing to the 737 Max grounding. When will the 737 Max fly again? It still could take several weeks after the FAA's re-certification of the plane before airlines could put ... [Full Article...]

US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East, officials say

US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East, officials say Acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan later insisted a figure had not been settled on. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has slammed recent statements by US President Donald Trump , accusing him of a lack of knowledge about Iran and labelling him a "terrorist", Tasnim News Agency reported. [Full Article...]

At least eight people injured in suspected bomb attack in France

At least eight people injured in suspected bomb attack in France French President Emmanuel Macron called it an "attack" during a live interview about the European Parliament elections that run through Sunday, but the president of greater Lyon , David Kimelfeld, urged calm. Emergency workers carry a person injured by a suspected package bomb along a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon , southeast France, on May 24, 2019. [Full Article...]

Mnuchin says he was unaware of IRS memo on tax returns

Mnuchin says he was unaware of IRS memo on tax returns Neal originally demanded access to Trump's tax returns in early April under a law that says the IRS "shall furnish" the returns of any taxpayer to a handful of top lawmakers, including the chair of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee. Lacking a legislative goal would be insufficient. "The only basis for the agency's refusal to comply with a committee's subpoena would be the invocation of the ... [Full Article...]


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