United States ambassador to London pushes Britain to ditch Iran deal

Abadi's office said he would still go ahead with a visit to Turkey on August 14 but that the Iran leg of the trip had been called off "because of his busy schedule". An Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, asked about a possible visit by Abadi, sa... More..

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Paul Manafort's lawyers conclude trial without calling any witnesses
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Paul Manafort's lawyers conclude trial without calling any witnesses

Prosecutors have requested two hours for their closings - an opportunity to stitch the barrage of documents and hours of often-technical witness testimony they have presented to jurors over the last two weeks i...More..

Hawaii clergyman among 300 'predator priests' who abused kids
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hawaii clergyman among 300 'predator priests' who abused kids

The actual number of child victims is believed to be in the thousands, the jurors wrote , but there is no information because they either didn't come forward or the dioceses didn't create written records for a...More..

Turkish lira hits new low on worries over economy, USA row
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Turkish lira hits new low on worries over economy, USA row

Criticizing the state of the USA relationship with Ankara, Trump announced on Twitter that he had authorized a doubling of duties on aluminum and steel imported from Turkey, making them 20 percent and 50 pe...More..

Omarosa: Trump 'wants to start a race war'
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Omarosa: Trump 'wants to start a race war'

Manigault Newman also wrote in the book she was offered $15,000 a month contract to sign a nondisclosure agreement after she was sacked from the White House a year ago, which she said she turned down. Even m...More..

Will celebrate Independence Day with utmost zeal, says Imran Khan
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Will celebrate Independence Day with utmost zeal, says Imran Khan

Khan will be sworn in as prime minister next week. The election of the Prime Minister will be held after election of the new Speaker who will supervise the election of the premier. This means that the total s...More..

Crews Make Progress Against Arson-Sparked Holy Fire
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Crews Make Progress Against Arson-Sparked Holy Fire

The blaze has razed a dozen properties so far. Additional fire crews have been brought in from surrounding counties and states, and from as far away as Australia and New Zealand. Clark was placed on what's kn...More..

Stolen Plane Flies From Seattle, Crashes After Jets Scramble To Intercept
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Stolen Plane Flies From Seattle, Crashes After Jets Scramble To Intercept

The man who took the plane told air controllers his name was Rick, said aviation blogger Jon Ostrower. "This is not a terrorist incident", a sheriff's office representative said. Air traffic controllers a...More..

At least 43 killed, including children, in attack on Yemen market
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

At least 43 killed, including children, in attack on Yemen market

It also received 48 wounded, including 30 children. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) denounced American military aid to Saudi Arabia following reports of a devastating airstrike on a Yemeni school bus on Thursday...More..

Saudi Arabia Cuts Trade Ties With Canada Following Diplomatic Row
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Saudi Arabia Cuts Trade Ties With Canada Following Diplomatic Row

The political activist Samar Badawi was presented with an International Women of Courage Award by Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama in 2012. The first Canadian source said Ottawa shared the view of foreign p...More..

North Korea slams U.S. for lacking ‘basic decorum’ in nuke talks
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

North Korea slams U.S. for lacking ‘basic decorum’ in nuke talks

They said that when a session with Pompeo reached an impasse last month, North Korean officials asked if he would like to step outside to call the president, who declared after the June summit that North Korea...More..

Saudi Arabia Orders Transfer of Medical Patients Out of Canada
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Saudi Arabia Orders Transfer of Medical Patients Out of Canada

The dispute between Riyadh and Ottawa started after Canada's Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, called for the release of a prominent Saudi women's rights activist, Samar Badawi. Crown Prince Mohammed bin...More..

Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones and InfoWars
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones and InfoWars

He hailed it, branding Jones' show Infowars "the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart". "This is what serves the public conversation b...More..

by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Takeaways from Day 6 of the Manafort Trial

Manafort's lawyer suggested that the affair - which included a London pad, first-class plane trips and luxury hotels - cost up to $3 million. Paul Manafort (L), former campaign chairman for U.S. "They were ...More..

GOP Congressman Arrested on Insider Trading Charges
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

GOP Congressman Arrested on Insider Trading Charges

The Office of Congressional Ethics discovered there was "substantial reason to believe" Collins violated House rules and federal law by using inside information to make transactions with the company's stock. Co...More..

Germany jails couple for pimping young son online
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Germany jails couple for pimping young son online

The couple, who identified only as Berrin T and Christian L, lived in the town of Staufen near Freiburg, Germany, and were paid up to €10,000 (£8,950) a time to abuse their son. In the following months, the cou...More..

by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Chinese exports accelerate as fresh USA tariffs loom

The Chinese government said in a statement Wednesday that the taxes would be imposed on August 23. Year-on-year, the growth of China's exports to the U.S. Trump has threatened to levy a 25% tariff on an add...More..

Death roll rises to 12 in Chicago weekend violence
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Death roll rises to 12 in Chicago weekend violence

Forty people were shot in the space of seven hours on Saturday night and hospitals were so overwhelmed that one had to halt emergency admissions. McCarthy was responding to earlier tweets by Giuliani in which...More..

Why this weekend's Trump Tower tweet matters
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Why this weekend's Trump Tower tweet matters

So that infamous 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in NY when a Russian operative met with members of President Trump's campaign team - why did that meeting happen? Quote, "this was a meeting to get information on ...More..

1 killed, 90 wounded by Israel in Gaza protests
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

1 killed, 90 wounded by Israel in Gaza protests

Several thousand Gazans have been wounded by Israeli fire since the start of the "March of Return" protests on March 30. Protesters demand the "right of return" to their homes and villages in historical Pales...More..

Iran Says It's Willing To Talk With US 'Right Now' Amid Sanctions
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Iran Says It's Willing To Talk With US 'Right Now' Amid Sanctions

Additional sanctions on Iran will go into effect in early November. While the penalties were expected, they drew fresh condemnation from European allies who are standing by the 2015 nuclear accord - known as ...More..

Seventh Death Tied To Carr Fire As PG&E Worker Killed
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Seventh Death Tied To Carr Fire As PG&E Worker Killed

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the blaze had blackened almost 206 square miles. The weather service issued warnings for critical fire weather conditions into Saturday, sayi...More..

Mendocino Complex grows to become 2nd largest in state history
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Mendocino Complex grows to become 2nd largest in state history

Two firefighters and four other people were also killed. California has long had problems with fires during the summer but climate change has been blamed for the hotter weather and extremely dry vegetation wh...More..

20 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on fish market in Yemen
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

20 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on fish market in Yemen

Reports said the drone has bombed the airport, but did not reveal any further details on damage to the airport or any possible casualties. About 3000 Yemeni children are fleeing every day from the port cit...More..

Saudi expels Canadian envoy, recalls its envoy over 'interference'
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Saudi expels Canadian envoy, recalls its envoy over 'interference'

Saudi Arabia has chose to freeze all new trade and investment deals between the kingdom and Canada while retaining its right to take other measures, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Freeland said on social...More..

Pompeo says Iran sanctions will be enforced
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Pompeo says Iran sanctions will be enforced

The same day you (Americans) impose sanctions we open our economy. The Toulouse, France-based firm did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "I will meet, or not meet, it doesn't matter - it is up...More..

Trump Says Tariffs Are Working, U.S. And China Are Talking
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Trump Says Tariffs Are Working, U.S. And China Are Talking

He added that Chinese stocks are down, weakening that nation's bargaining power in the escalating trade war. Threats and even announcements of tariffs are one thing; the actual implementation of tariffs ano...More..

'Complete fabrication' he's anxious his son in legal trouble in Russian Federation probe
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

'Complete fabrication' he's anxious his son in legal trouble in Russian Federation probe

Trump's morning Twitter post was his most direct statement on the goal of the meeting, though his son and others have said it was to gather damaging information on the Democratic candidate. The Trump Tower ...More..

Small plane crashes in Switzerland, several people killed
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Small plane crashes in Switzerland, several people killed

The company's chief executive Kurt Waldmeier told the AFP news agency the plane had undergone a maintenance inspection in July. Eleven men and nine women were killed, officials said. Mr Knecht said the vintag...More..

Officials in Virginia fear dam will collapse as heavy rain forces evacuations
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Officials in Virginia fear dam will collapse as heavy rain forces evacuations

Officials looked for signs of structural failure early Friday as water spilled over the dam. Local fire and police used boats to rescue people. The NWS issued a flash flood watch for the area that lasts until...More..