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White House counsel will leave job in fall, Trump says

White House counsel will leave job in fall, Trump says McGahn has served an important role in the Trump administration due to his leadership on the nomination and confirmation of federal judges, including Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's confirmation. He immediately faced controversy in his earliest days at the White House, beginning with acting Attorney General Sally Yates' warning to McGahn that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn could... [Full Article...]

Memorial services set for Senator John McCain

Memorial services set for Senator John McCain Trump sparred with the late senator numerous times over the past few years. Late Monday afternoon, the flag flying at the White House was lowered to half-staff to honor the late Sen. First lady Melania Trump tweeted thanks to McCain for his service to the country. Presidents get wide latitude in deciding when to lower the flags, and for how long. [Full Article...]

Senator McCain dead at 81 of brain cancer

Senator McCain dead at 81 of brain cancer In a joint statement , the former U.S. leader and ex-secretary of state said: "Senator John McCain believed that every citizen has a responsibility to make something of the freedoms given by our constitution, and from his heroic service in the navy to his 35 years in Congress, he lived by his creed every day". [Full Article...]

Suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch child arrested in Spain

Suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch child arrested in Spain He was identified through the dna of a family member. "Jos B, 55, a suspect in the death of Nicky Verstappen was arrested in Spain on Sunday afternoon". Previous suspect Martin Ney, a German child murderer, was linked to Madeleine McCann's case when police quizzed him in 2011. But by comparing the samples, it could be determined if a relative of the donor was a match, narrowing the search. [Full Article...]

Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts, pages including military chief

Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts, pages including military chief The UN report called for the case to be referred to the International Criminal Court of Justice, according to the BBC . But the document said that "through their acts and omissions, the civilian authorities have contributed to the commission of atrocity crimes". [Full Article...]

Thousands of Rohingya Demand Justice a Year After Violence

Thousands of Rohingya Demand Justice a Year After Violence Myanmar's military launched its crackdown on the ethnic group after Rohingya militants attacked police posts in Rakhine state on 25 August. Thousands were killed in the violence. About 300,000 were already in camps in the camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district and the latest arrivals pushed numbers to one million. "The torture of Rohingya returnees puts the lie to Myanmar government promi... [Full Article...]

Malcolm Turnbull will quit federal parliament on Friday

Malcolm Turnbull will quit federal parliament on Friday One of the casualties was Labor's Julia Gillard, Australia's first female leader, who constantly battled misogyny and made worldwide headlines for her fiery rebuttal of then Liberal opposition leader Tony Abbott in parliament in 2012. In the messages, Paul Fletcher warns that former Finance Minister Mathias Cormann was helping gather support for Bishop. Fairfax Media understands the resignation ... [Full Article...]

South Korea 'reevaluates' opening of inter-Korean liaison office

South Korea 'reevaluates' opening of inter-Korean liaison office Seoul's Foreign Ministry said late Friday that Pompeo during the telephone conversation explained the background of the decision to Kang. "We are seriously concerned about it and have made solemn representations to the USA side". He's well aware of past failures by previous administrations and I certainly don't consider him to be naive about potential success with the insane little North Korean ... [Full Article...]

'State of shame': Pope Francis asks for forgiveness for abuse in Ireland

'State of shame': Pope Francis asks for forgiveness for abuse in Ireland In the letter , Vigano accused the former Vatican secretaries of state under the previous two popes of ignoring detailed denunciations against McCarrick for years. Vigano, the Vatican's ambassador to the US from 2011-2016, said his two immediate predecessors "did not fail" to inform the Holy See about accusations against McCarrick, starting in 2000. [Full Article...]

Crunch time for Afghan Isis after leader is killed in strike

Crunch time for Afghan Isis after leader is killed in strike Afghan and U.S. officials say a USA strike in eastern Afghanistan has killed a senior Daesh commander. A large amount of heavy and light weapons and ammunition were destroyed during raids on two Islamic State hideouts. ISIL has a relatively small but potent presence in Afghanistan, mainly in Nangarhar - the birthplace of the group's Afghan branch - but more recently in the northern province of J... [Full Article...]

Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg given immunity by prosecutors to testify

Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg given immunity by prosecutors to testify People in his orbit have publicly discussed a possible pardon for his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who this week was convicted on multiple counts of tax and bank fraud . Weisselberg was also treasurer of The Donald J. Trump Foundation, the president's nonprofit, which has been sued by the NY attorney general for alleged violations of state law. [Full Article...]

8 killed in Chicago apartment fire, officials say

8 killed in Chicago apartment fire, officials say At least two buildings caught fire. A Chicago Fire Department official says some of the children who were among eight people killed in a weekend apartment fire were there for a sleepover. "The thing is, you don't realize how we are connected until tragedy strikes", Porod said. The Chicago Fire Department was dispatched to the fire around 4 a.m. [Full Article...]

John McCain’s death leads to outpouring from foes and allies

Capitol Rotunda - an exceedingly high honor rarely granted to public officials. "Our hearts and prayers are with you!" He showed it as a candidate for President when he publicly disagreed with a woman in my state at a rally who questioned the patriotism of his Democratic opponent Barack Obama . [Full Article...]

Mexico’s president-elect thanks Trump for being respectful

Mexico’s president-elect thanks Trump for being respectful The Trump administration is seeking a revised version of that trade deal with Mexico and Canada. "Some really good people within both the new and old government, and all working closely together", Trump wrote. While Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's government is officially in charge of the negotiation, any NAFTA deal will need Lopez Obrador's support because it needs to pass a Mexican Senate... [Full Article...]

Newt Gingrich: Why John McCain was such an inspiration to me

Well, hell, I didn't have any views. He went on to win a seat in the House and in 1986, the Senate, where he served for the rest of his life. 'And there was no reason for him to be that way'. One of them said "we are coming for you". We may never see his like again, but it is his reflection of America that we need now more than ever. He proved the dignity of America was a cause greater than hi... [Full Article...]

Mass Shooting at Madden Video Game Tournament in Florida

Mass Shooting at Madden Video Game Tournament in Florida Releasing information about the second suspect, authorities said, "Single suspect is a white male". Nine others were injured by gunshots, and two others received injuries related to the shooting . The wounded victims were rushed to Memorial Hospital and UF Health Hospital. Another high profile gamer, @ProblemWright, one of the top names in Madden competitions according to its maker, Electro... [Full Article...]

Another Trump loyalist granted immunity as prosecutors close in on Trump business

Another Trump loyalist granted immunity as prosecutors close in on Trump business Prosecutors have indicated that Mr. Pecker won't be criminally charged for his participation in the deals, the people said . He's worked for the Trump family for decades, starting with Fred Trump in the 1970s. He has denied the affair. Although Cohen did not name them, the women were believed to be porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal . [Full Article...]

Mollie Tibbetts' suspected killer acted normally during search, coworker says

Mollie Tibbetts' suspected killer acted normally during search, coworker says Speaking to the OH state Republican Party's annual dinner, Mr. Trump predicted, "This November we are going to win really big". "We are living in two alternative political universes", Gingrich said , before suggesting that if Trump's personal scandals are fair political fodder, so is Tibbetts' death. [Full Article...]

Australian PM starts work as anger over party vote simmers

Australian PM starts work as anger over party vote simmers He emerged as a potential compromise candidate this week after Mr Dutton declared his intention to challenge for the leadership on Tuesday. Turnbull did not stand in the leadership contest. Over the decade he has spent in parliament, he has held three senior federal portfolios. As shadow immigration minister he masterfully exploited the issue of asylum seeker arrivals during the Rudd and... [Full Article...]

New Australia Prime Minister Rewards Allies, Keeps Rebels In Cabinet

New Australia Prime Minister Rewards Allies, Keeps Rebels In Cabinet Scott Morrison has offered Tony Abbott a role as special envoy for indigenous affairs, but the former prime minister is yet to accept the appointment. An SMS Morgan poll last week in fact, conveyed she held preferred PM by a considerable margin- 64 percent against Labor's Bill Shorten, 36 percent. [Full Article...]


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