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Senate panel backs intel assessment that Russian Federation helped Trump win
- July 04, 2018

Of note, the committee's report also says that it "finds the difference in confidence levels between the NSA and the Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation on the assessment that "Putin and the Russian Government aspired to help President-elect Trump's election chances" appropriately represents analytic differences and was reached in a professional and transparent manner". (more...)
'STAY AWAY!' - fire chiefs condemn sightseers for hampering moorland blaze efforts 'STAY AWAY!' - fire chiefs condemn sightseers for hampering moorland blaze efforts
- July 04, 2018

Residents have been asked to keep doors and windows closed and masks were handed out earlier this week to prevent smoke inhalation. A request for an extension of military personnel providing continued support over the weekend and into next week was granted on Friday afternoon, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said. (more...)
Firefighters join national effort to tackle moorland fires Firefighters join national effort to tackle moorland fires
- July 04, 2018

The Eccles-based firefighter was on the front line on Saturday and found the water being dumped right on his head. Some people, determined to get shots of the fire on their mobile phones, have blocked access roads for emergency vehicles by driving to the scene, while others have been flying drones over the moorland, they said. (more...)
Baby Jesus 'detained' in United States immigration protest Baby Jesus 'detained' in United States immigration protest
- July 04, 2018

But the idea to place Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in a cage ( like the one the migrant children in McAllen, Texas were held in ) in the exact location where the church places its nativity scene during Christmas came from clergy staff member Lee Curtis, Carlsen said . (more...)
German political crisis: Angela Merkel is the great survivor once more German political crisis: Angela Merkel is the great survivor once more
- July 04, 2018

Back home, Merkel, faced with the threatened resignation of her interior minister, has since had to agree to most of what Seehofer and her party critics have demanded: so-called "transit camps" on the German-Austrian border, stepped-up controls on that border and the return (albeit under administrative agreements yet to be negotiated) to their countries of first entry to the European Union of asylum seekers already registered there. (more...)
US sanctions aim to turn Iranians against government US sanctions aim to turn Iranians against government
- July 04, 2018

Hassanvand said. Also in a message addressed to the Iranians she said "the change of the regime is within reach now more than ever, a bright future without execution, torture, discrimination and suppression". Bolton said in May that the administration's policy was to make sure Iran never got nuclear weapons and not regime change. Rajavi said spoke on the ongoing protests that first erupted in the areas surrounding Tehran's Grand Bazaar and has led to a domino effect on other cities as ... (more...)
Larissa Beilby murder accused Zlatko Sikorsky faces additional charges Larissa Beilby murder accused Zlatko Sikorsky faces additional charges
- July 04, 2018

Mr Sikorsky was initially facing one count each of murder and misconduct with a corpse, and has since been charged with 16 other offences, including possessing weapons and risky drugs, and unsafe operation of a vehicle. Alexandra Hills man Joseph Dean Geiger, 38, and Palmwoods woman Tracy Ann Thomson, 40, have each been charged with accessory after the fact to murder. (more...)
U.S. woman, 92, kills son to avoid being sent into care home U.S. woman, 92, kills son to avoid being sent into care home
- July 04, 2018

She told authorities that she argued with her son on Monday morning over the way she was being treated and was upset with him stating that he was going to place her in assisted living. In speaking with Blessing, investigators learned that she had owned the two guns - a revolver and a.25 caliber pistol - since the 1970s. An elderly mother shot her son dead because he was thinking about putting her in a nursing home, according to police. (more...)
Catholic sex abuse: 'Guilty priest ignored my story for decades' Catholic sex abuse: 'Guilty priest ignored my story for decades'
- July 04, 2018

Both men expect more people within the Catholic Church and beyond to be charged with hide offences. The sentence comes as abuse survivor Peter Creigh has said he wants Wilson locked up to send a message to religious leaders that institutional cover-ups will no longer be tolerated. (more...)
Reportedly, China has developed a Star Wars-like laser rifle Reportedly, China has developed a Star Wars-like laser rifle
- July 04, 2018

Lithium battery weapons, apparently, can handle over 1000 laser pulses that last about two seconds. It can be mounted on cars, boats and planes, the firm said , adding that it was "seeking a partner that has a weapons production licence or a partner in the security or defence industry to start large-scale production". (more...)
Man refuses to release child bride Man refuses to release child bride
- July 04, 2018

According to the Child Act 2001, which was enacted to fulfil Malaysia's obligations under the CRC, a child is defined as a person under the age of 18 years. "There are a lot of conditions in following the " sunnah ", not only because you're a man!" she said in a Facebook post that is now unavailable. With consent from the Shariah court, Muslim girls who are under the minimum legal marriage age of 16 can Wednesday, as long as they also have their parents' consent. (more...)
North Korea satellite images show missile plant construction, analysts say North Korea satellite images show missile plant construction, analysts say
- July 04, 2018

On his trip to the Sinuiju Textile Mill built in the late 1950s, Mr Kim said that the factory has contributed to propping up the country's light industry for decades but expressed displeasure that its workers have not lived up to such a "proud tradition", Yonhap news agency said. (more...)
Congressional Black Caucus bashes Trump’s move to scrap affirmative action Congressional Black Caucus bashes Trump’s move to scrap affirmative action
- July 04, 2018

And in the final year of Barack Obama's presidency, the Supreme Court vindicated his administration's position. "The Trump administration is sending precisely the wrong message to institutions that are committed to following four decades of Supreme Court precedent", said Ted Mitchell, president of the American Council on Education, a trade group that represents presidents of numerous country's colleges and universities. (more...)
MACC says Jho Low must return home to assist in 1MDB probe MACC says Jho Low must return home to assist in 1MDB probe
- July 04, 2018

He also said that all accounts suspected to be linked to 1MDB would be frozen immediately for the objective of investigations. He said that no notice was issued to the beneficiaries before their accounts were frozen as the special taskforce's ongoing investigation on 1MDB needed the element of surprise. (more...)
USA senators on rare visit to Moscow ahead of Putin-Trump summit USA senators on rare visit to Moscow ahead of Putin-Trump summit
- July 04, 2018

Senator Richard Shelby, a Republican from Alabama, was meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow two weeks before the countries' presidents are to meet in Helsinki. The head of a USA congressional delegation visiting Russian Federation said Tuesday he hopes for "a new day" in repairing relations between Russian Federation and the U.S. (more...)
Doubts on North Korean denuclearization shadow Pompeo visit
- July 04, 2018

Mattis recent trip to China. In June, Mr Trump said a process of "total denuclearisation has already started" and that North Korea was blowing up four of its big test sites. Bolton added the administration is hopeful diplomacy ends in success this time around. Even so, the White House extracted few genuine commitments from Pyongyang while it granted Kim a moment of legitimacy on the world stage and canceled planned military exercises with South Korea . (more...)
Notorious gangster Redoine Faid makes daring jailbreak in helicopter Notorious gangster Redoine Faid makes daring jailbreak in helicopter
- July 04, 2018

Three masked gunmen armed with assault rifles landed a stolen helicopter at the prison and plucked Faid out at around 11:20 a.m. on Sunday. Two armed men broke into the jail and freed Faid from the visitor's room, where he was meeting his brother. (more...)
Overland Park, Kansas shooting: Two workers critically wounded outside elementary school Overland Park, Kansas shooting: Two workers critically wounded outside elementary school
- July 03, 2018

District spokeswoman Becky Miller says no students were on campus. Sources inside the department verified that two adults are in critical condition, but no students were injured. Police say shots were fired but no one was hit. Police said the the suspect last seen driving a black GMC Denali north on Metcalf but later the Denali was found empty without the suspect at the home of the Denali's owner. (more...)
Rebel-held towns in southwestern Syria surrender Rebel-held towns in southwestern Syria surrender
- July 03, 2018

Also on Tuesday, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that civilians fleeing the war in Syria will not be allowed entry in to Israel. State TV said on Friday that four nearby towns had agreed to surrender their arms and accept state rule. Jordan has delivered aid for the second day running to displaced Syrians at its border in a unilateral compromise as Amman keeps a key crossing sealed. (more...)
Russia: Crimea 'Never' to Be Discussed In Negotiations Russia: Crimea 'Never' to Be Discussed In Negotiations
- July 03, 2018

The date will give Putin a chance to attend the July 15 closing ceremony of the soccer World Cup hosted by Russian Federation. I think we'll be talking about many other subjects. "We'll be talking about elections". Cantwell asked. "I'm interested in hearing. if the president is under indictment, what is that nominee going to do about that?" I think we'll be talking about Ukraine. (more...)
Federal Facebook Probe Now Includes FBI, SEC Federal Facebook Probe Now Includes FBI, SEC
- July 03, 2018

Three federal agencies are investigating Facebook's role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal that revealed personal information on up to 87 million users to an election data company. In a statement, Facebook noted it had received questions from different agencies and that it was cooperating. Accordingly, the FTC takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook. (more...)
Ministers hold secret meeting to 'rehearse for Queen's death' Ministers hold secret meeting to 'rehearse for Queen's death'
- July 03, 2018

The 92-year-old was due to attend Thursday's event at St Paul's Cathedral which was attended by Hollywood star Angelina Jolie. Civil servants are "constantly" updating the plan, known as " London Bridge", but a Whitehall official admitted the scale of the exercise was " unprecedented ". (more...)
SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Trump Creates CONFIRMATION Team as the Left Vows to Fight SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Trump Creates CONFIRMATION Team as the Left Vows to Fight
- July 03, 2018

Wade . With Trump saying he will pick from a list of 25 potential nominees he has compiled with guidance from conservatives, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said any of them would be "virtually certain" to favor overturning Roe v. (more...)
PM must deliver hard Brexit or face revolt, says Rees-Mogg PM must deliver hard Brexit or face revolt, says Rees-Mogg
- July 03, 2018

The plan to be discussed on Friday will be the Prime Minister's third plan for dealing with the customs union, after her previous two models have been deemed undeliverable by many Brexiteers and remainers in her party. "But she now needs to pick a side". The newspaper commented: "Brussels officials said a complete standstill in talks with Britain means securing settlements on major outstanding issues in the remaining three-and-a-half months is fanciful". (more...)
Germany migrants: Interior minister Seehofer will not resign
- July 03, 2018

Knaus, director of the thinktank ESM, said the deal struck by the German government could have the unintended outcome of increasing migration into Germany, if for example the Greek government used the new agreement to unite families with people who had already arrived in Germany, while in return taking back some asylum seekers who have been finger-printed in Greece. (more...)
MACC to Question Zahid Over Past Claim of Meeting Royal Saudi Family MACC to Question Zahid Over Past Claim of Meeting Royal Saudi Family
- July 03, 2018

Najib's arrest was in relation to a probe into SRC International, a former 1MDB unit, a task force investigating the fund said. A Najib spokesman did not immediately have a comment. He said government debt had ballooned to more than 1 trillion ringgit (US$251 billion) and that the Finance Ministry had bailed out 1MDB by paying almost 7 billion ringgit (US$1.76 billion) to service its debts since April 2017, contrary to 1MDB's claim that the money was from a rationalization exercise. (more...)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Stonewalls On Abortion Questions For SCOTUS Nominee Sarah Huckabee Sanders Stonewalls On Abortion Questions For SCOTUS Nominee
- July 03, 2018

Wade and support anybody on that list; that would be quite hypocritical". Subsequent court decisions have reinforced the rights of women to terminate pregnancies. Wade and Obergefell v. Hodges . The 1973 ruling legalized abortion across America. "There is no ambivalence on abortion as men and women dig in and say, 'Hands off Roe v. (more...)
Part of Gokhale bridge collapses in Mumbai's Andheri, train services hit Part of Gokhale bridge collapses in Mumbai's Andheri, train services hit
- July 03, 2018

The continuing rains were hampering rescue and relief operations at the Andheri station in Mumbai , India's financial capital. In a tweet, Mumbai Police said the trains on Western line were affected, with traffic below the bridge stopped for now. (more...)
Russia Must Be Proud of Meddling Russia Must Be Proud of Meddling
- July 03, 2018

Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday that he would "mention" the election meddling to Russian president Vladimir Putin at their one-on-one summit in Finland later this month. During his historic summit with Kim Jong Un last month, Trump met for about an hour with just the North Korean dictator, joined only by their translators. (more...)
Malaysia 1MDB: Ex-Prime Minister Najib arrested by anti-corruption officials Malaysia 1MDB: Ex-Prime Minister Najib arrested by anti-corruption officials
- July 03, 2018

Acording to the Malaysian Insight , former Prime Minister Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak has just been reportedly arrested at his private residence in Taman Duta. That includes real estate, art and proceeds from " The Wolf of Wall Street ", which was directed by Martin Scorsese and starred Leonardo DiCaprio. The former leader lost a re-election bid earlier this year after billions of dollars went missing from 1MDB, a state investment fund that he set up. (more...)

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