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USA may sanction countries trading with Venezuela

USA may sanction countries trading with Venezuela Trump's order further prohibits all transactions with Venezuelan officials but exempts humanitarian assistance to Venezuela , including transactions related to the provision of food, clothing and medicine. The United States is one of more than 50 countries backing opposition leader Juan Guaido in Venezuela, whereas China and several other countries, including Russian Federation, support Maduro. [Full Article...]

Vietnam Veteran's Remains Flown Home By His Son

Vietnam Veteran's Remains Flown Home By His Son Col Knight flew combat missions nearly daily until he was shot down in 1967. When he left from this very airport to fight in Vietnam , his 5-year-old came to the airfield and waved goodbye. "I would like to be the one to bring him back to Love Field". He was initially declared Missing in Action until being declared Killed in Action seven years later. [Full Article...]

Can the USA and Turkey bridge their differences over Syria's Kurds?

Can the USA and Turkey bridge their differences over Syria's Kurds? The U.S. wants no permanent deployment of Turkish troops, but it offers patrols by Turkish and U.S. soldiers in the safe zone , a diplomat, familiar with the talks, told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. In a statement issued at the end of three days of talks between Turkish and US officials, the ministry said the center would be based in Turkey and would be set up "as soon as possible". [Full Article...]

Commuter chaos as United Kingdom hit by major power failures

Commuter chaos as United Kingdom hit by major power failures UK Power Networks said: "We're aware of a power cut affecting large parts of London and the South East". Large parts of the United Kingdom are without electricity following a large scale power cut. "All trains were stopped while our back-up signalling system started up", she said. Many people reported that the outage lasted just a few minutes, but the impact on travelers was severe. [Full Article...]

United States officials warn of Iranian threats to commercial vessels, including Global Positioning System interference

United States officials warn of Iranian threats to commercial vessels, including Global Positioning System interference Earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif argued that the United States had failed to create an allied naval coalition in the Persian Gulf because Washington is "alone in the world" and "countries that are its friends are too ashamed of being in a coalition" with the US. [Full Article...]

Biden says Trump fans 'flames of white supremacy' as Democrats attack racism

Biden says Trump fans 'flames of white supremacy' as Democrats attack racism As the alleged moderate in the 2020 Democratic field, Biden's remarks on gender prove he's anything but. " Joe Biden , after a widely praised speech against the president 24 hours ago, is now facing a Trump campaign counter-attack, seizing on a few words on the campaign trail", Mitchell said, adding that "Democratic front-runner Joe Biden has been unleashing scorching attacks against Presdient... [Full Article...]

Stabbing rampage by man in 2 California cities leaves 4 dead

Stabbing rampage by man in 2 California cities leaves 4 dead One man died inside an apartment and another was found wounded on the balcony and died at a hospital. The violence appeared to be random and the only known motives appear to be "robbery, hate, homicide", Garden Grove police Lt. A 33-year-old man went on an evening stabbing spree in Southern California Wednesday; killing 4 people and injuring 2 in an apparently random series of unprovoked attacks... [Full Article...]

Trump Rips 'Failing' NY Times for Changing Headline

Trump Rips 'Failing' NY Times for Changing Headline A Times spokesperson acknowledged to the Washington Post : "The headline was bad and has been changed for the second edition". "Fake News - That's what we're up against", he said , before adding in a second tweet: "After nearly three years I nearly got a good headline from the Times! ". [Full Article...]

United States and Turkey to establish 'safe zone' in northeastern Syria

Military delegations from both countries are meeting in Ankara this week, the latest attempt in months of talks on setting up the safe zone which they agreed to form as President Donald Trump's administration reduces troop numbers in Syria. [Full Article...]

5.9-magnitude quake kills 1 in Taiwan

5.9-magnitude quake kills 1 in Taiwan The eye of the storm is forecast to skirt northeastern Taiwan as it moves northward between late Thursday night and Friday, when the typhoon will be closest to Taiwan , the CWB said, expecting extremely heavy rain in western and northeastern areas. [Full Article...]

Police analyse fingerprints in hunt for Nora

Police analyse fingerprints in hunt for Nora On Monday, a missing person's charity said Nora's disappearance is being treated as an abduction by Malaysian police . "We hope that on this fifth day we will be successful in finding the missing victim", the police chief said. Their written statement said: "We must remain hopeful". Nora's family also added that they would be treating the girl's disappearance as a "criminal matter". [Full Article...]

Kyrgyzstan special forces seize ex-president in raid

Kyrgyzstan special forces seize ex-president in raid Clashes between the SWAT soldiers and supporters of Atambayev occurred in his home in Koi-Tash village on August 7 evening. Special forces withdrew from the village early Thursday after failing to arrest Atambayev at his residence. Atambayev and his supporters initially announced plans on Thursday to rally in Bishkek and march towards the building which houses both parliament and the president's... [Full Article...]

Rep. Nadler requests Kavanaugh documents from National Archives

Rep. Nadler requests Kavanaugh documents from National Archives McGahn defied a committee subpoena to testify in May, after the White House directed him not to cooperate with the panel. The House is also seeking Trump's financial records through other federal lawsuits, as committees investigate the President's ethics and possible foreign influence over the administration. [Full Article...]

Pakistani parliament opens debate on Kashmir situation

Pakistani parliament opens debate on Kashmir situation They (the Indian government) have got the mandate to do it (change Kashmir's status). An Indian paramilitary soldier orders a man to lift his robe before frisking him in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Thursday. The United Nations has urged both sides to exercise "maximum restraint". Most Kashmiris want the territory to be united with Pakistan or ruled as an independent country. [Full Article...]

US immigration agents arrest 680 workers at MS plants

US immigration agents arrest 680 workers at MS plants Matthew Albence, ICE acting director, told The Associated Press in an interview, that the raids could be the largest-ever workplace operation in any single state. "The ICE raids are both dehumanizing and ineffective as a tactic for protecting citizens from potential harm", Lumumba said. About 70 family, friends and residents waved goodbye and shouted: 'Let them go! Workers, including Domin... [Full Article...]

Chance of rain in today's forecast - Welcome to

Chance of rain in today's forecast - Welcome to Thursday and Friday will be the driest days this week with only 30% chances for afternoon storms. As a cold front moves south, a line of showers and storms should develop between 8 pm and 1 am. Numerous showers and thunderstorms are likely from early afternoon until early evening. These will be very hit and miss however, with some locations not even picking up any rain today . [Full Article...]

North Korea releases images of 6 August missile launches

North Korea releases images of 6 August missile launches Trump said Korea had agreed to pay substantially more to the United States in order to defend itself from North Korea . It wasn't clear if he was talking about last year's figure or a new deal. A slew of South Korean airlines are also suspending flights to Japan as they brace for a dwindling number of tourists. The tests were the latest of four rounds of weapons demonstrations over the past t... [Full Article...]

FBI opens domestic terror investigation into Gilroy, Calif., mass shooting

FBI opens domestic terror investigation into Gilroy, Calif., mass shooting Keyla was one of three people killed and 13 injured July 28 at the popular food festival. Santino William Legan killed three people including two children at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in northern California on July 28 before being confronted by police and shooting himself. [Full Article...]

USA Today headquarters evacuation over armed man was false alarm

USA Today headquarters evacuation over armed man was false alarm Alarms at the building went off as police cars arrived to the scene. Law enforcement officers with rifles and body armor were patrolling the area and a helicopter hovered overhead. "Taylor Rosa, an accountant for Gannett, says some workers looked panicked as they evacuated but others were just confused". "Mostly we were just a little confused", he said. [Full Article...]

Kabul attack: almost 100 injured in Taliban bombing, say officials

Kabul attack: almost 100 injured in Taliban bombing, say officials There has been no let-up in violence in Afghanistan even though the Taliban and the United States appear close to a historic pact for US troops to withdraw in exchange for a Taliban promise the country would not be used as a base from which to plot attacks by extremists. [Full Article...]


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