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Saudia suspends flights to Canada, escalating diplomatic spat

Saudia suspends flights to Canada, escalating diplomatic spat The airline now operates at least two routes flying out of Toronto's Pearson International Airport - one to the Saudi capital city of Riyadh, the other to the city of Jeddah. Neighbors and allies Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates said they stood with Riyadh, although they did not announce similar measures. In its first response to the row, the Canadian foreign ministry said: "we are seriousl... [Full Article...]

Malaysia's former PM Najib questioned ahead of pre-trial hearing

Malaysia's former PM Najib questioned ahead of pre-trial hearing A total of $4.5 billion was allegedly misappropriated by top-level 1MDB officials and their associates, according to civil lawsuits filed by the U.S. justice department. A luxury yacht allegedly paid for with funds from a multi-billion-dollar scandal that helped topple Malaysia's government arrived outside Kuala Lumpur Tuesday, August 7, with authorities hoping it will help in their prosecution of... [Full Article...]

United States diplomat warns Trump wants ‘SURRENDER’ from Iran NOT an agreement

United States diplomat warns Trump wants ‘SURRENDER’ from Iran NOT an agreement A combination of two pictures shows U.S. President Donald Trump (L) on July 22, 2018, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on February 6, 2018. "These include sanctions targeting Iran's energy sector, including petroleum-related transactions, as well as transactions by foreign financial institutions with the Central Bank of Iran", added the statement. [Full Article...]

Palestinian killed, hundreds injured by Israeli fire on Gaza border

Palestinian killed, hundreds injured by Israeli fire on Gaza border A senior Hamas source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the leadership would meet in the evening in Gaza City to discuss a number of issues, including a possible agreement. On Friday, Israel said 8,000 Palestinians took part in five separate "March of Return" protests along the Gaza border. He has said in the past that he would only resume responsibility for Gaza if Hamas agrees to hand ov... [Full Article...]

PTI claims to have mustered support of 174 members in center

PTI claims to have mustered support of 174 members in center Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf ( PTI ) emerged as the single largest party in the July 25 elections , winning 116 National Assembly seats out of the contested 270 parliamentary constituencies. The PTI won 123 seats in Punjab and its tally has reached 144, and the required number for a simple majority in the provincial assembly is 149 legislators. [Full Article...]

Nikolas Cruz Bought Guns to Battle 'Demons' in His Head

Nikolas Cruz Bought Guns to Battle 'Demons' in His Head During the more the 11 hours of questioning, Cruz made statements to Broward County detective about recent issues he was faced with, including the death of his parents and his penchant for killing animals. He said he had initially planned to shoot people in a park two to three weeks before the actual school shooting, but he couldn't go through with. In part because of this, the Sun-Sentinel said... [Full Article...]

Russian helicopter crash in Siberia kills all 18 people onboard

Russian helicopter crash in Siberia kills all 18 people onboard Would you like to get published on Standard Media websites? As reported earlier a Mi-8AMT helicopter belonging to UTair - Helicopter Services crashed at 5:43 am Moscow time in the Vankor landing ground area. "The second take-off was performed with passengers who were workers on shifts at the oil station". The helicopter's black box flight recorders have been recovered and appear undamaged, R... [Full Article...]

West Hollywood City Council votes to remove Trump’s Walk of Fame star

West Hollywood City Council votes to remove Trump’s Walk of Fame star West Hollywood's five-member city council passed the measure unanimously on Monday evening, allowing it to move forward with a request to remove the star, which has been vandalized several times since Trump took office previous year. According to The Hollywood Reporter , the council discussed the removal of the star at a meeting on Monday evening. The Chamber of Commerce has previous said it ... [Full Article...]

Michael Jordan says 'I support' LeBron James after Trump attack

Michael Jordan says 'I support' LeBron James after Trump attack During the segment, Lemon and LeBron discussed the opening of a new school in OH and the basketball legend passed on an opportunity to criticize the president. LeBron James has yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers , yet the National Basketball Association superstar is already busy in Hollywood. [Full Article...]

Baby's body found floating in East River near Brooklyn Bridge, police say

Baby's body found floating in East River near Brooklyn Bridge, police say Police say the child showed no signs of trauma. A family visiting from Stillwater, Oklahoma, spotted the boy, about eight months old, at about 4pm Sunday. "And I was like, 'Come get the baby out of the water, '" she said. "That's when I spotted the baby". The Medical Examiner is working to determine the baby's cause of death. [Full Article...]

Portland chief orders review of protest actions

Portland chief orders review of protest actions Police ordered the counter-protesters to disperse, then moved in behind a volley of stun grenades. But things turned sour when protesters began throwing rocks and bottles. At least three people required medical treatment. The Portland Police Bureau set up weapons checkpoints in the main protest area near the Salmon Street fountain and SW Naito Parkway. [Full Article...]

Apple, Spotify, Facebook and YouTube Remove all Content by Alex Jones

Apple, Spotify, Facebook and YouTube Remove all Content by Alex Jones Facebook, Apple , Spotify and YouTube have removed content from radio talk show host Alex Jones , who has called the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting a hoax. "Its good to see companies step up when people so flagrantly propagate falsehoods". Lastly, Spotify removed Jones' podcasts from its service too. "They blew it all away in the middle of the night". [Full Article...]

Federal judge: Trump administration still not justified ending DACA

Federal judge: Trump administration still not justified ending DACA Since US President Donald Trump rescinded the Obama-era program on September 5, the White House has been embroiled in numerous legal battles. The judge's decision on Friday comes amid high political tension over the Trump administration's hardline immigration policies. [Full Article...]

PG&E employee killed while working near Carr Fire

PG&E employee killed while working near Carr Fire Some 200 soldiers from the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Wash., have also been called in to help in one of the most destructive fire seasons on record. But state fire officials, climate scientists and ecologists say Trump's assertion is baffling - and false. "Battling these relentless fires requires a Herculean effort", California Gov. [Full Article...]

Trump Changed His Story Again About His Son's Trump Tower Russia Meeting

Trump Changed His Story Again About His Son's Trump Tower Russia Meeting President Donald Trump singles out the media during his rally on August 2, 2018 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, Pa. U.S. President Donald Trump makes a comment about how hot the room is during his Make America Great Again rally in Olentangy Orange High School in Lewis Center, OH, U.S., August 4, 2018. [Full Article...]

PM Turnbull Promises Emergency Relief to Drought-Stricken Farmers in Regional Australia

PM Turnbull Promises Emergency Relief to Drought-Stricken Farmers in Regional Australia Drought-awareness campaigner Edwina Robertson broke down when she met the Prime Minister in country NSW on Sunday after he announced $190 million of relief. "We, as a government, are right there by their side, right behind them, and supporting them all the way". "A lot of farmers, we're using that a week", farmer Anto White from Belltrees in the Upper Hunter tells me. [Full Article...]

9-year-old robbed at gunpoint at lemonade stand

9-year-old robbed at gunpoint at lemonade stand Authorities found a trail in the woods nearby where they found a camouflage hat, a black BB handgun and a stolen metal tin. The 9-year-old lemonade vendor said a teenager wearing a similar hat and a black shirt pointed a black handgun at him and took his cash box Saturday afternoon in Monroe, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of Charlotte. [Full Article...]

Bologna crash: Tanker truck fireball kills two and injures dozens

Bologna crash: Tanker truck fireball kills two and injures dozens Footage shared on social media shows an enormous fireball in the sky and smoke rising over the airport in the north of the country after a crash occurred involving a petrol tanker. "My vehicle is still under the flyover, I am waiting to see if and when I can get it back", Marco Rosadini, from Arezzo, Italy, told Italian news agency ANSA. [Full Article...]

Facebook, iTunes and Spotify drop InfoWars

Spotify was the among the first to take action , removing some of Jones' podcasts on the grounds of hate speech, while Apple announced this week that is was removing Jones from its podcast directory. Families of some Sandy Hook victims have sued Jones for defamation, and he now acknowledges that the shooting occurred but says his claims were free speech. [Full Article...]

Rick Gates: I Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort

Rick Gates: I Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort The jury has heard how Manafort made tens of millions of dollars for work with pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. Gates said that he did all of those crimes "at the direction of Mr. Manafort has pleaded not guilty to 18 counts of bank and tax fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts. Gates is also admitting to carrying out a vast scheme to hide millions of dollars in foreign bank a... [Full Article...]


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