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Pompeo calls on Pakistan's Khan to act against 'terrorists'

Pompeo calls on Pakistan's Khan to act against 'terrorists' Pakistan is challenging the U.S. State Department's official account of a call that happened on Thursday between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the nation's new prime minister, Imran Khan , with Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs demanding that the United States "immediately" amend its "factually incorrect statement". [Full Article...]

China trade war escalates

China trade war escalates The move is in line with government censorship guidelines to tone down the escalating conflict and avoid personally attacking the USA leader. They know that too. However, Trump on Monday told Reuters in an interview that he did not "anticipate much" from the talks led by US Treasury Under Secretary David Malpass and Chinese Commerce Vice Minister Wang Shouwen. [Full Article...]

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison to become new prime minister

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison to become new prime minister Two incredible people of extraordinary integrity and capability. This was Friday's front page of the notoriously outspoken NT News in the Northern Territories. Friday's vote was the second one on his leadership in three days and the culmination of years of what Turnbull asserted was an "insurgency" by opponents aided by right-wing commentators and media outlets, including Sky News, the Australi... [Full Article...]

Mollie Tibbetts: Death resulted from 'multiple sharp force injuries' says medical examiner

Mollie Tibbetts: Death resulted from 'multiple sharp force injuries' says medical examiner A preliminary report from the autopsy on Mollie Tibbetts' body determined that her death was a "homicide resulting from multiple sharp force injuries", the Iowa State Medical Examiner said. He and Tibbetts have no known connections, other than that Rivera allegedly told investigators that he saw her running previously. Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation assistant director Mitch Mortvedt sai... [Full Article...]

Taking the land: ANC grasps South Africa's most emotive issue

Taking the land: ANC grasps South Africa's most emotive issue Almost a quarter-century after the end of apartheid , white South Africans, who comprise about 8 percent of the population, own more than 70 percent of the private agricultural land. "We are going to take back the land and we'll do it by any means necessary", said Lindsay Maasdorp, national spokesman for Black First Land First, a group that condones land seizures in South Africa. [Full Article...]

Trump denies wrongdoing, slams Cohen ‘stories’ on hush payments

Trump denies wrongdoing, slams Cohen ‘stories’ on hush payments Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts of campaign finance, bank loan, and tax fraud and directly implicated the president for directing him to commit a crime in a NY courtroom Tuesday. Daniel Petalas, former prosecutor in the Justice Department's public integrity section, said the issue of whether Trump violated the law comes down to whether Trump "tri... [Full Article...]

President Trump tweets that Mike Pompeo will not be visiting North Korea

President Trump tweets that Mike Pompeo will not be visiting North Korea Pompeo outlined the trip just a day before Trump shot it down, as ABC News reported Thursday. The president issued the rare admission of a standoff after initially cheering an loosely-defined agreement reached at his summit with dictator Kim Jong-un in Singapore in June. [Full Article...]

Rep. Duncan Hunter Blames Wife For Campaign Spending Under Inquiry

Rep. Duncan Hunter Blames Wife For Campaign Spending Under Inquiry Hunter, an early supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump , is the second Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives to face criminal charges this month. Hunter's attorney calls the charges politically motivated. Hunter was strongly favored to hold on to his seat in the strongly Republican district, but the charges inject the race with uncertainty. [Full Article...]

Australian prime minister is ousted in dispute over greenhouse gas emissions

Australian prime minister is ousted in dispute over greenhouse gas emissions The dysfunction began when Turnbull was turfed out as leader of the then-opposition Liberal Party by his chief nemesis, arch conservative Tony Abbott in late 2009. From Jones to Ray Hadley and the "outsiders" of Sky TV, a coterie of conservatives has been taking aim at Mr Turnbull since he became Prime Minister. [Full Article...]

Imran Khan offers aid for Kerala flood victims

Imran Khan offers aid for Kerala flood victims Pakistan PM Imran Khan while offering help to India said that Islamabad was ready to provide any humanitarian assistance which may be needed for Kerala, to provide relief to the flood-hit victims. He made the remarks in a phone call with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to a press statement by the US Department of State on August 23. [Full Article...]

Team Trump warns impeachment would prompt revolt, economic crash

Trump has insisted that he only found out about the payments after they were made, despite the release of a September 2016 taped conversation in which Trump and Cohen can be heard discussing a deal to pay McDougal for her story of a 2006 affair she says she had with Trump. [Full Article...]

'ED remains the president'-Chiwenga certain of court victory

'ED remains the president'-Chiwenga certain of court victory Mnangagwa according to the elections body, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, ZEC, won 50.8% of votes in the election against MDC Alliance's Nelson Chamisa who got 44.3%. "Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is duly declared victor of presidential elections held on the 30th of July 2018". Thembinkosi Magwaliba, representing Mnangagwa, dismissed claims that the opposition had produced any evidence of fra... [Full Article...]

At least 10 dead in surge of white-water creek in Italy

At least 10 dead in surge of white-water creek in Italy Twenty-three people were rescued after being caught by the rush of water, rocks and mud, and many were being treated in local hospitals, the civil protection agency said. A Dutch hiker, quoted in local media, said: "A real avalanche of water came unexpectedly". The identity and nationality of the dead and injured while uninstalled. [Full Article...]

Juror: One Holdout Stymied Manafort Conviction

Juror: One Holdout Stymied Manafort Conviction To which Duncan replied, "Well, at times, I thought the prosecution was a little bored". He feels I think - I think he feels bad for Manafort. UNITED States President Donald Trump has been dealt a double blow after developments in two separate cases involving his former close associates. [Full Article...]

Iran unveils first domestic fighter jet

Iran unveils first domestic fighter jet The agreement was created to stop Tehran's nuclear weapon production in return for an easing of harsh economic sanctions. While Iran has attempted to "reverse-engineer" parts and weapon systems for these fighters , it has not been able to do a fleet-wide upgrade for over three decades even as the likes of Saudi Arabia and the UAE continue to buy billions of dollars worth of U.S. [Full Article...]

Reality Winner gets 5 years for leaking secret report on Russian hacking

Reality Winner gets 5 years for leaking secret report on Russian hacking Instead of being recognized as a conscience-driven whistleblower whose disclosure helped protect USA elections, victor was prosecuted with vicious resolve by the Justice Department under the Espionage Act . "Yeah, I screwed up royally", victor said just before her arrest. She will receive credit for the time she spent in pre-trial confinement, said one of her attorneys, Titus Nichols. [Full Article...]

Graham Predicts a New AG After the Midterms

Graham Predicts a New AG After the Midterms Then he declared, that while he's attorney general the actions of the department "will not be improperly influenced by political considerations. But it's also apparent that in the interim that Sessions owns him", Corker said. This resulted in President Trump lambasting Sessions in an interview with Fox News , in which he said he only hired Sessions as Attorney General because of loyalty during ... [Full Article...]

DNC Says Reported Hack Attempt Was a False Alarm

DNC Says Reported Hack Attempt Was a False Alarm Additionally Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is one of the toughest reelection's contest of this cycle, said her campaign was unsuccessfully targeted by Russian hackers previous year. "We can't do this alone", he said. The fraudulent page was hosted on a cloud computing platform called DigitalOcean, which took action to remove the page as soon as it was alerted by Lookout, the cloud comp... [Full Article...]

British woman freed for three days from Iranian prison, 'a gross injustice'

British woman freed for three days from Iranian prison, 'a gross injustice' Husband Richard Ratcliffe welcomed the "good step" after 873 days in jail for his wife, saying: "Despite the build-up, today was a genuine surprise after all the disappointments". British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt welcomed her temporary release and called on Iranian authorities "to capitalise on the goodwill from today's announcement by going the whole way and releasing Nazanin and allowing ... [Full Article...]

Trump's Education Dept. Considers Using Federal Funds to Buy Guns for Teachers

Trump's Education Dept. Considers Using Federal Funds to Buy Guns for Teachers The issue has been at the forefront in Washington since a gunman killed 17 people at a school in Parkland, Fla. And while the program aims to create safe schools free of weapons, it does not explicitly ban using grant money to buy guns. "The Trump administration's plan to put more guns in schools is asinine". A spokeswoman for the Education Department would not specifically address the issue... [Full Article...]


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