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At least 4 dead in New Brunswick shooting this morning

At least 4 dead in New Brunswick shooting this morning Then I heard another sound that had a different pitch to it. Residents in the quiet Fredericton, N.B., neighbourhood where four people were shot dead on Friday morning have described the chaotic scene. David MacCoubrey was asleep in his apartment on Brookside Drive when three shots echoed through the morning calm mere metres from his bed. When he looked out his apartment window, he said he saw... [Full Article...]

U.S. Senator Paul delivers letter from Trump to Putin's govt

U.S. Senator Paul delivers letter from Trump to Putin's govt Paul, a Republican, said on Twitter that "the letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges ". The president has called special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Moscow a "witch hunt". The president later corrected some of ... [Full Article...]

The Russian ruble is getting slammed amid United States sanctions

The Russian ruble is getting slammed amid United States sanctions The sanctions are mandated under the Chemical and Biological Weapons and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, which says the USA president shall tighten the penalties within 90 days unless Moscow provides " reliable assurances " that it no longer engages in such activities, and allows on-site inspections by United Nations observers. [Full Article...]

North Korea condemns new USA sanctions

North Korea condemns new USA sanctions American officials have been putting pressure on North Korea to follow its claimed suspension of nuclear tests and destruction of its nuclear test site with a handover of weapons. "Dealing with Americans is hard, and as our main goal is total disarmament of the whole Korean Peninsula, it is necessary that the Americans also abide by their commitments but they refuse to do so". [Full Article...]

Israeli strike kills 2 Hamas militants in Gaza

Israeli strike kills 2 Hamas militants in Gaza The video then cuts to separate footage of a shell hitting the post and an explosion. The men were both claimed as members of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, a violent wing of Hamas. Violence between the Palestinians and Israel has gained momentum late March, when Gazans started marching towards the fenced border with Israel in a series of protests calling for the right of Palestinian refug... [Full Article...]

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...]


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