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Government rests in ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort's fraud trial

Government rests in ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort's fraud trial United States prosecutors on Monday rested their case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after 10 days of testimony alleging how he evaded taxes and defrauded banks , with the defense set to decide on Tuesday if it will call any witnesses . [Full Article...]

U.S. newspapers push back against Trump's attacks on media

U.S. newspapers push back against Trump's attacks on media Tweeting in all capitals, the president wrote: "THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS THE OPPOSITION PARTY". USA newspapers are coming together to warn Donald Trump against his "fake news" rhetoric with a co-ordinated series of editorials condemning his attacks on the press . [Full Article...]

Trump revokes security clearance from ex-CIA chief over 'erratic behaviour'

Trump revokes security clearance from ex-CIA chief over 'erratic behaviour' The White House announced Wednesday it will be cutting off Brennan's access to classified information. So, for example, I go into Central Intelligence Agency regularly and I help them think through issues, I talk to people, I'm there to assist in any variety of ways. [Full Article...]

President Trump Signs $717 Billion Defense Authorization Bill

President Trump Signs $717 Billion Defense Authorization Bill Trump signed the bill during a visit to Fort Drum , New York, where he was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, Deputy Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford, reports The Hill. Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz), a former Air Force fighter pilot in attendance. The compromise bill removes a provision reinstating penalties against ZTE and restricting the... [Full Article...]

Indonesia envoy shocked by Malaysia trial ruling

Indonesia envoy shocked by Malaysia trial ruling Prosecutors played security camera footage showing the two women meeting the group of North Koreans at Malaysia's busiest airport, then assaulting Mr. The lawyers for Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong said they will be writing to the attorney-general (AG) over a request to take statements from foreign witnesses. [Full Article...]

Air Quality Alert issued for Snohomish County starting Monday night

Air Quality Alert issued for Snohomish County starting Monday night Over the course of the next couple of days, air quality from the Crowsnest Pass, east to the Taber area, south to the US border and north to the Calgary area, is expected to drastically deteriorate. Others have downloaded a new companion mobile app that quickly shows whether the air you're breathing is safe. The bad air was just the latest in a long summer of poor air quality for southwest Orego... [Full Article...]

It's Official, Sydney Is More Liveable Than Ever

It's Official, Sydney Is More Liveable Than Ever The only cities which were scored lower than Lagos on the ranking are Syria and Bangladesh, both cities have been plagued with unrest in recent times. Some of the lowest murder rates in the world previous year were recorded in Austria and Japan. NY (57th), London (48th) and Paris (19th) all benefit from a wealth of recreational activities but also suffer from higher levels of crime, congestion a... [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report: A Reminder of the Toll of Failure

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report: A Reminder of the Toll of Failure In other cases, it took years to remove priests despite numerous reports of abuse. Now we know the truth: "it happened everywhere", the members of the grand jury added. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper reported that Bishop Zubik said: "There is no priest or deacon in an assignment today against whom there was a substantiated allegation of child sexual abuse". [Full Article...]

Manafort lawyers rest without calling witnesses in fraud trial

Manafort lawyers rest without calling witnesses in fraud trial Manafort just rested his case", Downing said outside the courthouse during Tuesday's afternoon recess. Those witnesses said the bank chief executive officer, Stephen Calk , overrode red flags at the bank. Witnesses testified at trial that Calk pushed the loans through because he wanted a post in the Trump administration. Over the course of the trial, Manafort's attorneys have sought to pin the ... [Full Article...]

Car Slams Into Barriers Outside British Parliament

Car Slams Into Barriers Outside British Parliament Armed police swooped into the area, cordoning off streets surrounding the heart of Britain's government. Police say an incident in which a auto was driven into a barrier near the Houses of Parliament appears to be a deliberate act, but the suspect under arrest is not cooperating. [Full Article...]

Italian footballer survives 30-metre fall in 'apocalyptic' bridge collapse

Italian footballer survives 30-metre fall in 'apocalyptic' bridge collapse Within hours of the disaster on a morning of torrential rain, the anti-establishment government that took office in June said the bridge collapse showed Italy needed to spend more to improve its dilapidated infrastructure, ignoring European Union budget constraints if necessary. [Full Article...]

The Country Just Got Much Closer to Having Its First Transgender Governor

The Country Just Got Much Closer to Having Its First Transgender Governor The Associated Press projected that Walker defeated his only primary challenger, Robert Meyer. "Make no mistake, the path to victory is clear", Hallquist said in a statement Tuesday night. That may change now that Hallquist is the nominee, and she is likely to draw national attention - and fundraising dollars - because of the historic potential of her candidacy. [Full Article...]

Convention on legal status of Caspian Sea signed in Aktau

Convention on legal status of Caspian Sea signed in Aktau Speaking to reporters before flying to Aktau, Rouhani said the Caspian summit is of great significance, as it would make decision on a long-awaited principal convention. While the agreement today settled the status of the sea's surface and created a formula for dividing the subsea resources, the delineation of new borders could prove contentious. [Full Article...]

U.S. ambassador urges United Kingdom to back Trump on Iran nuke deal

U.S. ambassador urges United Kingdom to back Trump on Iran nuke deal US Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson said Iran needed to make tangible and sustained changes to behave like a normal country. "We are asking global Britain to use its considerable diplomatic power and influence and join us as we lead a concerted global effort towards a genuinely comprehensive agreement ". [Full Article...]

Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days

Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days The centre said whale-watchers near Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, had reported seeing Tahlequah without her calf's body last week, but Saturday (local time ) was the first time researchers were able to confirm those reports. "The baby's carcass was sinking and being repeatedly retrieved by the mother, who was supporting it on her forehead and pushing it in choppy seas", the CWR said in... [Full Article...]

Trump signs defence bill preventing weapons sales to Turkey

Trump signs defence bill preventing weapons sales to Turkey McCain responded but did not mention Trump , instead tweeting he was "proud" of the bill and "humbled" that it had been named for him. "For the new authorization, we will increase the size and strength of our military by adding thousands of new recruits to active duty, reserve and National Guard units, including 4,000 new active duty soldiers", Trump said. [Full Article...]

FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Who Sent Anti-Trump Text Messages

FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Who Sent Anti-Trump Text Messages Goelman said the move undercuts the FBI's repeated assurances that Strzok would be afforded the normal disciplinary process. The decision to fire Strzok should be "deeply troubling to all Americans", said his attorney Aitan Goelman . " Peter Strzok , a man who has spent his entire life working to help keep us and our nation safe, has been fired ", it begins. "No he won't. We'll stop it". [Full Article...]

Many injured as auto crashes into barriers outside United Kingdom parliament

Many injured as auto crashes into barriers outside United Kingdom parliament The incident happened at 07:37, prompting armed police to swarm the areas. Officers could be seen surrounding the vehicle before leading a man away in handcuffs. Some of them plain clothes, some of them in uniform. The Houses of Parliament are surrounded with security barriers of steel and concrete. Westminster was the scene of a terror attack last year, when Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old Bri... [Full Article...]

No room in United States for 'neo-nazism', says Ivanka Trump

No room in United States for 'neo-nazism', says Ivanka Trump Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally, during which a self-identified white supremacist plowed a vehicle into a crowd of counter-protestors, killing a woman and injuring more than a dozen others. Now I'm pushing for prison reform to give people who have paid their debt to society a second chance. Certainly, his tweets yesterday were a positive sign of a ... [Full Article...]

Korean Leaders to Hold Summit Next Month in Pyongyang

Korean Leaders to Hold Summit Next Month in Pyongyang South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as Kim leaves after a farewell ceremony at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018. [Full Article...]


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