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Manafort guilty of 8 counts; mistrial on 10

Manafort guilty of 8 counts; mistrial on 10 A senior administration official said the president discussed the pros and cons of granting pardons to Manafort and others linked to a probe of his campaign "a few weeks ago". Central to the government's case were depictions of an opulent lifestyle, including a $15,000 ostrich jacket, luxury suits and elaborate real estate that prosecutors say was funded through offshore wire transfers from shell ... [Full Article...]

Scott Morrison selected as Australia's new prime minister

Scott Morrison selected as Australia's new prime minister Morrison became prime minister after winning a three-way contest by his party after they chose to spill Malcolm Turnbull from the top job. Dutton, who Turnbull accused of bullying and intimidation in the move to knife him, pledged to provide "absolute loyalty" to Morrison. [Full Article...]

Trump Asks Pompeo to Cancel North Korea Travel Plans

Trump Asks Pompeo to Cancel North Korea Travel Plans Experts have long warned the summit produced only vague agreements and that there has been no sign Pyongyang is taking serious steps towards getting rid of its nuclear weapons and production capabilities. Lawmakers and legal experts say these momentous developments-combined with reports that some of Trump's closest business and media allies have flipped on him and are now cooperating with fede... [Full Article...]

Kerala Floods: Pakistan PM Imran Khan offers assistance for flood-hit Kerala

Kerala Floods: Pakistan PM Imran Khan offers assistance for flood-hit Kerala Qureshi said a State Department statement issued after the call was "contrary to the truth". The Trump Administration has been at loggerheads with Pakistan after the American president's New Year's tweet, accusing Pakistan of sheltering terrorists. [Full Article...]

Travel advisory issued for Mexico due to violent crime

Travel advisory issued for Mexico due to violent crime According to the State Department's website: "Homicides [in Quintana Roo] appeared to be targeted, criminal organization assassinations, turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented by USA citizens". [Full Article...]

Democratic official: DNC stopped hack attempt of voter file

Democratic official: DNC stopped hack attempt of voter file An unidentified person or group created a login page in an attempt to trick DNC staffers into giving up their usernames and passwords, a strategy known as a phishing attack . The DNC also has no reason to believe that any sensitive voter information was accessed because of the attempt. However, Lookout appears to have confirmed that the phishing site was indeed a test. [Full Article...]

Trump strikes back at Sessions after AG defended himself

Trump strikes back at Sessions after AG defended himself He has criticized Sessions very publicly . Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning. "He took the job and then he said, 'I'm going to recuse myself, '" Trump said of Sessions. Yet, he called out his fellow members of Congress who are "bizarrely" saying that Sessions is going to be fired. Earlier Mr Trump defended himself on Fox against talk of impeachment - "the market would crash. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe election: Opposition rejects court ruling on result

Zimbabwe election: Opposition rejects court ruling on result MDC-Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa , through his lawyers led by Advocate Thabani Mpofu, petitioned the ConCourt seeking an order to overturn the results of the elections and that he be declared the victor. Mnangagwa called on the opposition to work with him for unity, peace and the progress of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's state media say the constitutional court ruling on the disputed... [Full Article...]

Autopsy shows Mollie Tibbetts died from 'multiple sharp force injuries'

Autopsy shows Mollie Tibbetts died from 'multiple sharp force injuries' On Wednesday, the Iowa State Medical Examiner confirmed that the body found Tuesday morning was that of Tibbetts, who was last seen jogging in Brooklyn, Iowa, on the evening of July 18. If the job applicant isn't able to work in the USA, the employer will receive a "tentative non-confirmation" message and is required to notify the employee, who is given a brief window of time to fix the issue. [Full Article...]

President Trump's Personal Bookkeeper Granted Immunity in Cohen Investigation

Weisselberg was called to testify before a federal grand jury. Revelations in the Cohen charging documents - that the Trump Organization made sham payments to Cohen to reimburse him for buying the silence of porn actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels - suggest USA prosecutors are laying the legal groundwork for further scrutiny. [Full Article...]

Trump The Colonizer Moves To Protect White Land Owners In Africa

Trump The Colonizer Moves To Protect White Land Owners In Africa Kriel added that Trump could suspend South Africa from the African Growth and Opportunity Act trade programme if property rights were not respected. Carlson told The Hill on Thursday that he was "really grateful" the president brought attention to his report on land seizures in South Africa, despite the country's pushback. [Full Article...]

New York City Prosecutor Opens Criminal Probe into Trump Organization

One was the conviction of Paul Manafort , the president's former campaign chairman, on eight counts of fraud, after a 12-day trial brought by special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigators. After Trump was implicated as a co-conspirator in two campaign finance violations, both of them federal felonies, he and his closest advisors offered dire words of caution about the conseq... [Full Article...]

McGahn Lawyer Assures POTUS Legal Team: 'He Did Not Incriminate' Trump

McGahn Lawyer Assures POTUS Legal Team: 'He Did Not Incriminate' Trump There's no collusion", President Trump said on Friday. Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 campaign and whether Trump has sought to obstruct that probe. In an interview on Monday with Reuters , Trump also declined to say if he will actually sit down to be interviewed by Mueller. McGahn and his own lawyer, William Burck, were surprised by this decision, sources told t... [Full Article...]

Trump's Longtime Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Campaign Fraud

Trump's Longtime Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Campaign Fraud Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was scheduled to appear before a federal judge Tuesday afternoon, according to a court schedule. Critics have said the payments may have been attempts to buy influence with the president. President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight counts of financial crimes. [Full Article...]

Anti-Defamation League: Trump's South Africa tweet repeats 'false white supremacist claim'

Anti-Defamation League: Trump's South Africa tweet repeats 'false white supremacist claim' Since South Africa held its first democratic elections in 1994, land redistribution and inequality have been an ongoing debate, with government officials frequently criticized for not moving fast enough to address the imbalance in which the white minority still claimed almost three-fourths of the country's farmland. [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump lawyer investigated for $20 million bank fraud

Ex-Trump lawyer investigated for $20 million bank fraud Legal experts mostly agree this is unlikely. Representatives for the White House did not immediately response to a request for comment on whether Trump would consider pardoning Cohen, but Trump himself dismissed his former longtime attorney in a post on Twitter on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Dan Patrick says CNN, MSNBC 'accomplices' in Mollie Tibbetts' murder

Dan Patrick says CNN, MSNBC 'accomplices' in Mollie Tibbetts' murder Rivera was cooperating with investigators and speaking with the help of a translator, Rahn said. However, a document filed in court Wednesday says that Rivera is not in the country illegally after all, and was employed by a family member of a prominent Iowa Republican for years. [Full Article...]

Vancouver Air Quality Likely To Worsen, Causing Headaches & Throat Irritation

Vancouver Air Quality Likely To Worsen, Causing Headaches & Throat Irritation The smoke was said to be so thick on Monday it masked the skyline and turned the sun a bright shade of red. The premier said the province's second "tragic wildfire season" in a row had impacted peoples' lives, public safety, wildlife and the B.C. [Full Article...]

Iran says Israel, US to be targeted if Washington attacks

Iran says Israel, US to be targeted if Washington attacks An Iranian oil worker rides his bicycle near an oil refinery south of the capital, Tehran, December 22, 2014. European nations have been attempting to save the deal, though the threat of USA sanctions has caused private sector companies to flee the Iranian market. [Full Article...]

Political storm brews after India nixes foreign flood aid

Political storm brews after India nixes foreign flood aid Expressing grief over the loss of lives in floods in the Indian state of Kerala, Prime Minister Imran Khan has offered the neighbouring country to provide humanitarian assistance. However, Modi government cites a policy brought in 2004 by the then UPA government that India will not ask for financial aid from any foreign country. [Full Article...]


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