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Paul Manafort plans to plead guilty to second set of charges

Paul Manafort plans to plead guilty to second set of charges Paul Manafort will plead guilty to avoid a second trial. He could also get a pardon from Trump, which would set off a political firestorm. Manafort's conviction in Alexandria, Virginia, last month was at a trial arising from Mueller's investigation. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom says Russia’s Putin is ultimately responsible for…

United Kingdom says Russia’s Putin is ultimately responsible for… On Wednesday morning, Mr Putin said: "We know who they are, we have found them. It will be better for everyone". "There is nothing particularly criminal there, I assure you", Putin said. "Maybe later. Next week, I think", he said. Prosecutors deem it futile to apply to Russian Federation for the extradition of the two men but a European Arrest Warrant has been obtained and the authorities are al... [Full Article...]

Trump to target election meddling with new sanctions order

Trump to target election meddling with new sanctions order Instead, the main action taken since then has been indictments issued by Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible collusion with Russian Federation. Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., the vice-chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, also criticized the executive order, which he said puts too much power in the hands of a president who has previously failed to demand acco... [Full Article...]

White House claims no decision made on Donald Trump Ireland visit

White House claims no decision made on Donald Trump Ireland visit Last week, Mr Varadkar said the news that Mr Trump was to visit Ireland "came a little bit out of the blue" . The visit would have been Trump's first to Ireland since becoming president. Scientists say those threats are the outcome of something for which Trump has firmly rejected government planning: climate change. Irish officials described scant communication from Washington in the lead-up ... [Full Article...]

Did FEMA money go to ICE?

Did FEMA money go to ICE? With this said, however, a DHS spokesperson says that the funds have nothing to do with disaster relief, meaning it won't impact FEMA's ability to help in the recovery of Hurricane Florence or any subsequent hurricanes. Byard said FEMA expected power outages, infrastructure damage and potential loss of life. It said the director now drives himself or flies back to the state. [Full Article...]

Explosions damage so many homes 'you can't even see the sky'

Explosions damage so many homes 'you can't even see the sky' An 18-year-old man died when a chimney toppled by an explosion fell on his vehicle in the city of Lawrence, according to the North Andover newspaper, The Eagle-Tribune. In nearby Methuen, police chief Joseph Solomon said 20 to 25 homes were on fire in Lawrence when he responded to help. No other information on a timeline or work required was immediately available from the company. [Full Article...]

Former Trump manager Manafort to plead guilty in Mueller probe: court documents

Former Trump manager Manafort to plead guilty in Mueller probe: court documents Kathleen Manafort, wife of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, arrives prior to a pre-trial hearing for Paul Manafort ahead of his upcoming trial on a range of charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election at U.S. [Full Article...]

Britain's mass web-spying faulted by European rights court

Britain's mass web-spying faulted by European rights court The court also found that the system for obtaining communications data from service providers breached human-rights laws, but concluded the way the United Kingdom shares digital intelligence with foreign governments is legal. It said: "The content of an electronic communication might be encrypted and, even if it were decrypted, might not reveal anything of note about the sender or recipient". [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump aide Manafort close to plea deal with Mueller

Ex-Trump aide Manafort close to plea deal with Mueller CNN , however, described the two sides as coming "close" to a deal on Thursday. Manafort attorney Kevin Downing said Wednesday that his team wants to introduce evidence showing the rarity of FARA prosecutions and to argue that the prosecution was instigated by the special counsel's office because Manafort led the Trump campaign. [Full Article...]

Sharp debates about Hungary and the EU

Sharp debates about Hungary and the EU With 448 votes in favor, 197 against and 48 abstentions, MEPs adopted the report prepared by Ecologist MEP Judith Sargentini, this being the first time that the EU co-legislator calls for the activation of the so-called Article 7 (Treaty of Lisbon) of a Member State of the European Union. [Full Article...]

Juncker urges EU to assume stronger world role AFP, Strasbourg

Juncker urges EU to assume stronger world role AFP, Strasbourg There have also been achievements in foreign policy, with the European Union establishing itself as a global leader. Miguel Arias Cañete , the climate action and energy commissioner, said in June that the European Union would begin the process of upping the bloc's existing goal to reduce emissions by at least 40% compared to 1990 levels. [Full Article...]

Cliff collapse at tourist beach on Greece's Zakynthos island injures seven

Cliff collapse at tourist beach on Greece's Zakynthos island injures seven Josh O'Connell, 21, of Kilkenny, Ireland, who works for a tour company on Zante , said there were more than a dozen tourist boats in the bay and 400-500 people in the area. Rescue teams with sniffer dogs have reportedly been dispatched to help local authorities search for the missing. "We heard a sound and a small part of the rock fell, then a second one, and finally a third and large piece d... [Full Article...]

Kulsoom Sharif to be laid to rest in Lahore today

Kulsoom Sharif to be laid to rest in Lahore today Her body was brought back to the country from London, where she was being treated for throat cancer, this morning and kept at the Sharif residence, Jati Umra. After Kulsoom Nawaz's body is brought to Pakistan, her funeral prayers will be held on Friday in Raiwind. A Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's female delegation will attend the funeral prayers for the former first lady. [Full Article...]

Pope meets with US church leaders over clergy sex abuse

Pope meets with US church leaders over clergy sex abuse The development, announc- ed just as a highly anticipated meeting between Francis and U.S. cardinals and bishops was beginning, lent a dramatic twist to the emergency gathering, called to address another scandal involving an ex-US cardinal. [Full Article...]

US weighs sanctions amid concern over China's Muslim crackdown

US weighs sanctions amid concern over China's Muslim crackdown The Trump administration is considering sanctions against Chinese senior officials and companies in response to Beijing's detention of one million ethnic Uighurs and other minority Muslims in indoctrination camps. Reports had been received of "patterns of human rights violations in other regions", added Bachelet, a former Chilean president, calling for Beijing to permit access for her st... [Full Article...]

Australian schoolgirl's national anthem protest — Harper Nielsen

Australian schoolgirl's national anthem protest — Harper Nielsen He said Harper has shown "incredible bravery" in sticking to what she believes in. Other prominent people, such as television host Georgie Gardner, praised the girl for her "strength and character", telling the BBC , "I do applaud her for considering the words of the national anthem, a lot of people just rattle it off and don't consider the meaning". [Full Article...]

Toll from eastern Afghan blast rises to 68

Toll from eastern Afghan blast rises to 68 Stanikzai said locals had gathered to complain about a local police commander and the suicide bomber targeted them. Officials have said violence is likely to intensify before parliamentary elections next month and a presidential election in April. [Full Article...]

U.N. Chief Says a 'Bloodbath' Must be Averted in Syria's Idlib

U.N. Chief Says a 'Bloodbath' Must be Averted in Syria's Idlib Senior Turkish officials, who wished to remain anonymous, last week told MEE that Ankara feared that a new offensive in Idlib would disrupt its plans to send refugees now living in Turkey back to northwest Syria by the end of the year. They say they are targeting terrorist groups. Haley accused Russian Federation and Iran of having little interest in a political solution and called their act... [Full Article...]

Russian bombers intercepted off Alaska coast for 2nd time this month

Russian bombers intercepted off Alaska coast for 2nd time this month Alaska time on Tuesday. "At no time did the aircraft enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace", NORAD said . The first interception took place on September 1 when another pair of Russian bombers flew near Alaska. Two Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers approached Alaska Tuesday, causing the USA to dispatch to F-22 stealth fighters to enter the strategic Cold War-era bombers. [Full Article...]

Cynthia Nixon Pins Anti-Semitic Mailer Blame on Gov. Cuomo

Cynthia Nixon Pins Anti-Semitic Mailer Blame on Gov. Cuomo His campaign spent about $400,000 per day during a recent three-week stretch, only slightly less than Nixon's total outlay over the same period. "As the largest infrastructure project in the nation, I think this project is of national significance". [Full Article...]


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