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Russian Federation targeted elections systems in all 50 states, Senate report says

Russian Federation targeted elections systems in all 50 states, Senate report says Mueller found that the Russian program morphed from a general effort to undermine the US electoral system "to a targeted operation that by early 2016 favored candidate Trump and disparaged (Democratic) candidate (Hillary) Clinton", involving the hacking of computers belonging to Clinton and the Democratic Party, the release of stolen emails and other campaign materials, phony social media accounts... [Full Article...]

Near the top of Boris Johnson’s in-box: Iran tanker standoff

Near the top of Boris Johnson’s in-box: Iran tanker standoff The seizure of the Stena Impero ship has been seen as a tit-for-tat move after British authorities detained an Iranian tanker on July 4 in the Mediterranean on suspicion it was shipping oil to Syria in breach of European Union sanctions. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation finds bodies sewn together 'like Frankenstein' in human chop shop

Federal Bureau of Investigation finds bodies sewn together 'like Frankenstein' in human chop shop The FBI raided the Biological Resource Center (BRC) as part of a human body parts trafficking investigation in 2014. In his declaration in the civil suit, former Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent Mark Cwynar described the "various unsettling scenes" that awaited cops, including "a bucket of heads, arms and legs " and "a cooler filled with male genitalia ". [Full Article...]

South Korea fires warning shots at intruding Russian warplane

South Korea fires warning shots at intruding Russian warplane The two nations have said they will send senior authorities to present their defense, with Japan spoken to by Shingo Yamagami, leader of the Foreign Ministry's Economic Affairs Bureau, and South Korea by Kim Seung Ho, an appointee serve at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. [Full Article...]

Europe sweats as another record-breaking heat wave rolls in

Europe sweats as another record-breaking heat wave rolls in Temperatures across the region are set to reach highs of 28C in parts today, as the weather turns hot and humid following heavy downpours overnight. The Met Office said there is a 40% chance the United Kingdom temperature record of 38.5C (101.3F), which was recorded in Faversham, Kent, in August 2003, will be exceeded. [Full Article...]

Ex-wife pleads guilty to facilitation of first-degree murder of Lorenzen Wright

Ex-wife pleads guilty to facilitation of first-degree murder of Lorenzen Wright Turner and Sherra Wright were arrested in December 2017 in connection with the murder. Sherra and 48-year-old landscaper Billy Turner were later charged with first-degree premeditated murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. [Full Article...]

US Justice Department resumes use of death penalty, schedules five executions

US Justice Department resumes use of death penalty, schedules five executions In a dissenting opinion , Justice Stephen Breyer, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, argued that the court should examine "whether the death penalty violates the Constitution". The DOJ further added that Barr had asked Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons to "schedule to executions" of those five individuals. On May 8, 2003, a jury in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Palestinians will halt all agreements with Israel, says Abbas

Palestinians will halt all agreements with Israel, says Abbas Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas slammed the recent Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes as "ethnic cleansing" and said he would cut cooperation with Israeli authorities. On Monday, Abbas's office called the Sur Baher demolitions a "massacre" and said Israel bears "full responsibility for this risky escalation against the innocent Palestinian people". [Full Article...]

China Warns of War in Case of Move toward Taiwan Independence

China Warns of War in Case of Move toward Taiwan Independence The Chinese ministry said the United States had "provoked intensified competition among major countries, significantly increased its defence expenditure. China held military drills off the coast of Taiwan earlier this month after Washington approved a $2.2 billion-plus arms sale to Taiwan. Xi is preparing to mark 70 years of Communist Party rule in Beijing later this year facing a trade war wi... [Full Article...]

Trump Sues To Keep NY Taxes From Congress

Trump Sues To Keep NY Taxes From Congress The law, which went into effect earlier this month, would allow the Democratic-controlled House and Ways Means Committee to obtain the returns. "Chairman Neal is facing intense pressure from his fellow Democrats to invoke the TRUST Act and obtain the president's state tax returns ", Trump said in the complaint. [Full Article...]

Ole Miss Student Charged With Murder In Ally Kostial Case

Ole Miss Student Charged With Murder In Ally Kostial Case There's no word on a motive or the relationship between Theesfeld and Kostial. He appeared before a judge Tuesday, but bail will be decided later. Police have arrested a University of MS student from Texas , saying he killed a female Ole Miss student. [Full Article...]

Up to 150 migrants feared drowned after boats capsize off Libya

Up to 150 migrants feared drowned after boats capsize off Libya He said one body had been recovered so far. Thomas Garofalo, director for Libya at the International Rescue Committee, an advocacy group that helps with global humanitarian crises, said migrants "intercepted at sea must not be returned to Libya". [Full Article...]

Teens suspected of murdering Australian man Lucas Fowler and girlfriend Chynna Deese

Teens suspected of murdering Australian man Lucas Fowler and girlfriend Chynna Deese Investigators with the BC RCMP say it is "possible" the homicides of Chynna Deese and Lucas Fowler are connected to a body found by a burned-out trailer belonging to two missing men from Port Alberni , 500 kilometres away. "I've been receiving new information - honestly before I just stepped on this stage - new information is still coming in". "And because we made the appeal yesterday, we n... [Full Article...]

Details of the debt ceiling deal

Details of the debt ceiling deal Annual budget deficits are rapidly rising toward $1 trillion - the federal government must borrow a quarter for every dollar it spends, the AP's Taylor pointed out. "Obviously you've got to pay a certain amount of ransom", Cornyn said. Pelosi's agreement with Mnuchin-which President Donald Trump applauded in a series of tweets Monday night-must be approved by the House and Senate. [Full Article...]

Tech Cos Asking White House to Speed up Huawei Exemptions Process: Kudlow

Tech Cos Asking White House to Speed up Huawei Exemptions Process: Kudlow At the same time, Huawei has reportedly been working on its own Android replacement, albeit the company said recently this project was only supposed to serve as an IoT operating system, and not a platform for mobile devices. Later on, a White House official confirmed the event, also adding that Google and Micron will also be attending, yet the sole focus of the meeting is on economic matters... [Full Article...]

Jacksonville demonstrators demand Puerto Rican governor resign

Jacksonville demonstrators demand Puerto Rican governor resign The protests were also sparked by USA authorities' announcement of a federal indictment involving six people, including two former high-ranking Puerto Rico government officials, charged with conspiracy and other crimes in connection with millions of dollars in federal Medicaid and education funds. [Full Article...]

South Korea fires warning shots at Russian aircraft

South Korea fires warning shots at Russian aircraft The ministry said it launched fighter jets and that they fired warning shots in what a military official said was the first such breach by Russian aircraft. A South Korean defense ministry spokesman did not directly address the Russian accusation of reckless behavior, but said that South Korea never said the Tu-95 bombers had violated its airspace. [Full Article...]

Puerto Ricans launch massive protest against governor

Puerto Ricans launch massive protest against governor Mr Rossello also said that he would face impeachment proceedings being studied by the legislature "with all the truth, force and in a responsible manner". This continued until Monday, where Puerto Ricans have organized an island-wide strike. Monday's demonstration was one of the largest since the protests began over a week ago. [Full Article...]

India has launched an ambitious mission to the Moon ars_ab.settitle(1539651)

India has launched an ambitious mission to the Moon ars_ab.settitle(1539651) The $150 million mission seeks to gather data on water, minerals, seismic activity, composition and thermal characteristics of the moon while also making an unprecedented landing near the lunar south pole . This is India's second mission to the Moon . Experts said setbacks such as the halt to the first launch were to be expected because of the complexity of the mission . [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May calls emergency meet on Iran tanker seizure

British PM Theresa May calls emergency meet on Iran tanker seizure An Iranian military commandos boarded the boat and took it into an Iranian port. Yesterday Iran released the first pictures of the terrified crew inside the Stena Impero . A cameraman is heard telling them not to look at the camera. President Trump reacts to Iran seizing a United Kingdom oil tanker . It wasn't clear if the crew was under duress to take part in the filming. [Full Article...]


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