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Spat with Saudis hits home in London, Ont.

Spat with Saudis hits home in London, Ont. Riyadh responded to Canada's remarks, saying: "The kingdom of Saudi Arabia . will not accept interference in its internal affairs or imposed diktats from any country". Among those arrested was Samar Badawi, whose brother Raif Badawi was arrested in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Saudi Arabia has been informing customers that it has temporarily scrapped penalties and fees on all upcoming direct fli... [Full Article...]

7.0 earthquake rocks Indonesian island, tsunami warning issued

7.0 earthquake rocks Indonesian island, tsunami warning issued National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a news conference that damage was "massive" in the north of Lombok . People could be heard screaming as locals and tourists ran onto the road. "We are still gathering together in the dark without any electricity." said Najmul Akhyar, the head of North Lombok district. By nightfall they were pulling out, saying other are... [Full Article...]

Dorsey Says InfoWars' Alex Jones Hasn't Violated Twitter's Rules

Dorsey Says InfoWars' Alex Jones Hasn't Violated Twitter's Rules The enfant bad has just seen five of his Infowars podcasts culled from iTunes by Apple , including the eponymous Alex Jones Show and War Room , leaving just two podcasts associated with Jones' platform, RealNews and David Knight , still available. [Full Article...]

Manafort defense asks Gates about additional extramarital affairs

Manafort defense asks Gates about additional extramarital affairs Television cameras are positioned outside the U.S. District Courthouse where former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is being tried on charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. [Full Article...]

Saudi-led coalition admits Yemen attack after children victims on bus

Saudi-led coalition admits Yemen attack after children victims on bus One person was killed in that attack, Saudi state media reported . The province lies along the border with Saudi Arabia. The ballistic missile was sacked from the northern Yemeni province of Amran towards the southern Saudi city of Jizan, said a coalition statement published by the official Saudi Press Agency . [Full Article...]

Pence says USA has never needed a 'Space Force' more

Pence says USA has never needed a 'Space Force' more Space Command - as well as a Space Operations Force and a new joint organization called the Space Development Agency. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has endorsed steps to reorganize the military's space warfighting forces and create a new command, but has previously opposed launching a pricey, new service. [Full Article...]

Theresa May condemns Boris Johnson's burka comments

Theresa May condemns Boris Johnson's burka comments If a woman wants to wear a burqa it is her right to do so. Baroness Warsi repeated her calls for an investigation into Islamophobia within the Conservative party in a piece in the Guardian, and noted there had been a 26% rise in hate crimes against Muslims a year ago, according to figures from monitoring group Tell Mama. [Full Article...]

Graduate explains senior photo with alligator

Graduate explains senior photo with alligator She had been interning at Gator Country , where she met Big Tex, who at 13ft 8.5in (4.18 metres) is the largest alligator at the Beaumont-based rescue centre. In fact, Big Tex has actually always been a friendly gator, she said. Since posting the photos to social media , Noland has gotten feedback from some people who love it and others who think what she's doing is insane. [Full Article...]

Gates Describes Manafort Orders While Defense Hammers 'Secret Life'

Gates Describes Manafort Orders While Defense Hammers 'Secret Life' Agent Michael Welch said that was the total the former Trump campaign chairman left off his tax returns between 2010 and 2014. He is testifying as an expert witness in Manafort's financial fraud trial. "Right now, it seems clear that it's the prosecution that should be specifically requesting that instruction from the judge in advance, as Judge Ellis has had some unusually cutting words for the pr... [Full Article...]

Indonesia quake: Over 500 tourists rescued

Indonesia quake: Over 500 tourists rescued Provincial tourism stakeholders implemented service procedures, including hotel charge discounts, for foreign tourists affected by quake in Lombok island, Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said Tuesday. Hundreds of tourists are making their way off 12,224ft Mount Rinjani after the 6.4-magnitude tremor on Sunday. At least 16 people were killed by falling debris and more than 350 were in... [Full Article...]

United States to impose sanctions on Russian Federation over attack on Skripals

United States to impose sanctions on Russian Federation over attack on Skripals The sanctions again highlighted the gap between President Donald Trump's conciliatory language toward Russian Federation and the tough position taken by many in Congress and within the administration. The second round of sanctions could cut far deeper, including blocking all American bank loans to Russian entities, an outright ban on USA exports to Russia, and suspension of diplomatic relations. [Full Article...]

At least one Palestinian killed, six injured in Gaza after Israeli strikes

At least one Palestinian killed, six injured in Gaza after Israeli strikes Air strikes by Israel's military on the Gaza border have killed three people including a pregnant woman and her toddler, the Gaza Health Ministry says. The IDF closed several roads near the Gaza border earlier on Wednesday after warning it was concerned of a retaliation from Hamas after two of its elite members were killed in an IDF strike on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Another strong quake hits Indonesia's Lombok, witnesses say buildings have collapsed

Another strong quake hits Indonesia's Lombok, witnesses say buildings have collapsed A 7.0 magnitude quake off the Indonesian island of Lombok killed at least 142 people and injured hundreds more on Sunday, August 5. Panicked residents fled into the streets, witnesses said. Almost 2,500 people have been hospitalized with serious injuries and more than 156,000 people are displaced due to the extensive damage to homes. Local authorities, global relief groups and the central gove... [Full Article...]

U.S. senators, on Moscow trip, invite Russian lawmakers to Washington

U.S. senators, on Moscow trip, invite Russian lawmakers to Washington Paul announced that he had "invited members of the foreign affairs committee of Russian Federation to come to the United States to meet with us in Washington ", after meeting with Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the foreign affairs committee in Russia's upper house. [Full Article...]

Britain will demand from Russia to extradite two Russians

Britain will demand from Russia to extradite two Russians The decision, which the Russian government is expected to reject, is the culmination of an investigation by British authorities into the entry, activity and departure of the two Russian suspects. They say the Crown Prosecution has prepared an extradition request and it is ready to file, according to sources from Whitehall. "It's nearly a rerun of the situation", The Guardian quoted a government ... [Full Article...]

Rescuers scramble in search for Lombok quake survivors as death toll rises

Rescuers scramble in search for Lombok quake survivors as death toll rises Terrified holidaymakers rushed for boats and planes to leave Indonesia's Lombok island on Tuesday after it suffered a second deadly quake within a week, while rescuers struggled to reach hard-hit areas where survivors are in urgent need of food and shelter. [Full Article...]

Abbas’s Fatah Party Warns Hamas Against Reaching Truce with Israel

Abbas’s Fatah Party Warns Hamas Against Reaching Truce with Israel Yaghi and Suri were buried on Saturday. The protests have been marked by clashes as some protesters hurl stones at Israeli soldiers and attempt to breach the border fence, at times laying explosive devices on the fence and using incendiary kites to set ablaze Israeli fields, torching extensive patches of agricultural land near the border. [Full Article...]

North Korea foreign minister visits Iran

North Korea foreign minister visits Iran Rouhani in a meeting with visiting North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-hu on Wednesday again criticized the USA for its withdrawal from the nuclear deal. Following the meeting, which came hours after United States re-imposed sanctions on Tehran, on Wednesday the Iranian President stated that Tehran welcomed the prospect of pace and security through the Korean Peninsula in order to establish ne... [Full Article...]

Senior Scientist Aziz Asber Assassinated In Central Syria

Senior Scientist Aziz Asber Assassinated In Central Syria According to New York Times report from Jerusalem, an unnamed official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Israel was behind the attack and said his own intelligence agency had been informed of the Israeli operation. Appearing to downplay Israel's suspected involvement Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman told Hadashot News: " Every day in the Middle East there are hundreds of expl... [Full Article...]

Trump going ahead with taxes on $16B in Chinese imports

China reported larger than expected exports in July, even as the US prepared a new list of products for tariffs. China's surplus with the United States shrank marginally to $28.09 billion last month from a record $28.97 billion in June. [Full Article...]


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